Remarkable experiences. extraordinary value.

Journey to the Cultural Marvels of Japan, Vietnam and Bali

25 nights featuring Tokyo, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore and Bali

Includes: International Airfare, Hotel, Tours, Transfers and More!

Land Program: Includes Full-day Guided Tours on Most Days

Start Date: April 9, 2024
(April 13, 2024)

About This Journey

Embark on an unforgettable Journey through the cultural marvels of Asia’s ancient kingdoms. Begin your adventure in the vibrant city of Tokyo, where you’ll delve into the rich cultural heritage of Japan. Admire serene temples, discover the grandeur of the Imperial Palace, and take a stroll through beautiful gardens. Experience the fascinating history and artistry of the region by taking a Taiko drumming lesson, indulging in an elegant tea ceremony, and savoring local cuisine. Then, venture outside the city to experience the mystical allure of the volcanic Owakudani Valley, where you’ll behold the scenic vistas of Hakone against the backdrop of Mt. Fuji. You’ll then board the Oceania Riviera for a 15-night cruise to Singapore. Enjoy the tranquility of Shimizu, ageless beauty of Kochi, crystal-clear waters of Ishigaki Island, bustling metropolis of Osaka, mesmerizing landscapes of Vietnam, and vibrant energy of Taiwan and Hong Kong. Upon disembarkation, you’ll tour the stunning cityscape of Singapore before proceeding to the tropical paradise of Bali for a five-night immersive cultural experience. Venture deep into the heart of the island, exploring volcanoes, tranquil lakes, and the mystical Ubud Monkey Forest. Enjoy free time at the beach, delight in a traditional folk-dance performance, and watch the ocean waves lap at the rocks beneath a serene waterfront temple. Along the way, you’ll experience the warm hospitality of local villages and immerse yourself in Balinese culture. Get ready for an extraordinary voyage that will leave you with cherished memories for a lifetime.

Visit: Oceania Cruises, Oceania Riviera, 36900, Tokyo, Shimizu, Osaka, Kochi, Ishigaki, Taipei (Keelung), Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Nha Trang, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Singapore, Bali

Journey to the Cultural Marvels of Japan, Vietnam and Bali


Start Date: April 9, 2024
(Sailing April 13, 2024)

Day Port Arrival Departure
1 Arrive Tokyo – Transfer to Hotel and Welcome Dinner
2 Tokyo – Cultural & City Tour
3 Tokyo – Tour to Hakone
4 Tokyo – Cultural & City Tour
5 Tokyo – Transfer to Yokohama for Embarkation 7:00 PM
6 Shimizu, Japan 7:00 AM 2:00 PM
7 Osaka, Japan 9:00 AM 8:00 PM
8 Kochi, Japan 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
9 At Sea
10 Ishigaki, Japan 11:00 AM 8:00 PM
11 Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
12 Kaohsiung, Taiwan 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
13 Hong Kong, China 1:00 PM
14 Hong Kong, China 6:00 PM
15 At Sea
16 Nha Trang, Vietnam 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
17 Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam 11:00 AM 11:00 PM
18 Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam 3:00 PM
19 At Sea
20 Singapore – Disembarkation and City Tour
21 Singapore to Bali – Transfer to Airport for Flight to Bali 8:00 AM
22 Bali – Day at Leisure & Village Dinner
23 Bali – Tour to Lake Beratan
24 Bali – Tour to Ubud
25 Bali – Tour to Mt. Batur
26 Bali – Transfer to Airport for Return Flight Home

**Please note that this itinerary is subject to change at anytime, including port of call changes. Please call a Personal Vacation Manager with any questions.

Land Program

Day 1 – Arrive in Tokyo

Upon arrival at the airport, meet your Enrichment Journey Guide, who will assist with transferring you to the hotel. After check-in, you’ll have time to get settled in and relax before joining your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. (D)

Note: if you wish to spend more time in Tokyo, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about the optional hotel extension – which will add one or two nights to your Tokyo hotel stay.

Imperial Palace

Day 2 –  Tokyo

This morning we’ll have breakfast at the hotel, then you’ll have some free time to relax and adapt to the new time zone. In the afternoon, we will start our tour at the Imperial Palace, a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the center of the city. This visit will take you back to the Edo period, when the palace was used as imperial residence, before the overthrow of Tokugawa shogun in 1868, 20 years before its construction was completed.


Roppongi Hills Observatory

Our next stop is the Meiji Jingu Shrine, Japan’s most famous Shinto shrine. Nestled within a lush forest in the middle of the city, this peaceful oasis will make you forget that you’re in bustling Tokyo. We will then visit the Roppongi Hills Observatory to take in a breathtaking view of the city skyline before we finish the night with a special dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)



Day 3 –  Tokyo

Owakudani Valley

Today we will make our way to Hakone, a famous day-trip destination for Tokyo’s city dwellers. As we pass through the urban landscape of Tokyo, you’ll witness the transition into Hakone’s scenic countryside. Upon arrival, we’ll take a cable car up the mountain to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding hills, forests, and lakes. We will then proceed to Owakudani Valley, a result of volcanic activity over thousands of years. Here you’ll observe the steam vents from the geothermal areas while enjoying scenic views of the surrounding mountains.


Torii Gate

After lunch, we will continue our visit to Hakone with a relaxing boat ride along the Ashi Lake. The lush greenery of the surrounding hillsides and the imposing image of Mt. Fuji in the distance (weather permitting), is a captivating scene. During the cruise you’ll view the famous Torii Gate from Hakone Shrine, which stands in the water, and take in the natural beauty of the area.



Okada Museum

Finish the day at the Okada Museum, known for its extensive collection of Japanese and East Asian art and its architectural design that harmoniously blends in with the natural surroundings. Immerse yourself in the beauty and creativity of the region at the museum, before we return to Tokyo. (B, L)



Day 4 – Tokyo

Traditional Japanese Drum

Begin your day in a special venue to learn about Taiko, a traditional Japanese drum which has been used in festivals for over 2,000 years. You will learn how to play Taiko from a professional performer while learning about its origin and influence on Japanese culture. Then, we head to Asakusa Sensoji Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. Travel back in time as you enter through the iconic gate at the entrance, stroll through the sacred grounds, explore the enormous temple and marvel at the intricately carved five-story pagoda. Our next stop is at Nakamise shopping arcade, lined with numerous small shops and stalls on both sides of the street. As we stroll along, you’ll have the opportunity to browse and shop for traditional Japanese crafts and souvenirs.


Tea Ceremony

After lunch at a local restaurant, we continue our day of cultural immersion in a dedicated room with minimalist décor and tatami flooring for a serene tea ceremony that embodies the principles of harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. While observing the traditions, such as receiving the tea with both hands as a sign of respect, you’ll focus your attention on the present moment while inhaling the aroma and savoring the unique flavor of your tea. Then, board a river boat and enjoy an afternoon cruise along the Sumida River, providing you with a new perspective from which to appreciate the ancient and modern aspects of the city.

Hama Rikyu Garden

Our last stop for the day is at the Hama Rikyu Garden, located along Tokyo Bay and widely regarded as the most beautiful landscape garden in Tokyo. It was originally built during the Edo Period (1603-1867), when it served as a feudal lord’s Tokyo residence and duck hunting grounds. Before being opened to the public in its current form, these gardens also served as an imperial detached palace, and you’ll recognize vestiges of these old roles throughout the garden, in an amazing contrast to the skyscrapers of the adjacent Shidome district. After your visit is complete, return to the hotel for dinner (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Tokyo Embarkation

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the port in Yokohama, where you will board the Oceania Riviera for a 15-night cruise to Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Vietnam. (B)

Day 6-19 – Cruising onboard the Oceania Riviera (see below for cruise highlights)

Marina Bay

Day 20 – Singapore Disembarkation

Enjoy breakfast onboard before disembarking the Oceania Riviera and starting your tour that showcases the history, culture and lifestyle of Singapore.

We will drive past Padang Field at the Cricket Club, one of the world’s most picturesque sports grounds, before continuing past the Parliament House, Supreme Court, City Hall and the National Gallery for a glimpse of Singapore’s colonial past and journey to independence. These buildings have borne witness to many pivotal events in the nation’s history. We will then stop at Merlion Park, where you will enjoy scenic views of Marina Bay and have some time to take pictures with the Merlion, a Mythological creature that is part lion and part fish. The tour continues with a visit to the Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples on the island, built with donations from the early Chinese immigrant workers, before driving past Chinatown. You will continue to the National Orchid Garden, located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The Botanic Gardens boast a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants comprising of 400 species and more than 2,000 hybrids. Next, we visit Little India, where you will be enthralled with the scent of spices, jasmine, orchid garlands and exotic fruits.

Skypark observation deck

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before taking in the breathtaking views from the Skypark observation deck, located 57 stories above the city, atop the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Our last stop will be at the historic Raffles Hotel for a taste of Singapore’s national drink that was invented here in 1915, ‘the Singapore Sling’. As the saying goes, “If you have not been to Raffles, you have not been to Singapore”. Conclude at your hotel for check-in and an evening at leisure. (L)

Day 21 – Singapore to Bali

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight to Bali. Upon arrival at the airport, a private transfer will take you to your hotel in Sanur, known for its beautiful beaches. After hotel check-in, you’ll have time to get settled in and relax before joining your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Beach in Bali

Day 22 – Bali

Today you’ll enjoy free time to relax on the beach and take advantage of the hotel amenities. In the evening we will visit Uluwatu Temple, which was built at the edge of a 230-foot-high cliff projecting into the sea. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the temple set against the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean. Afterward, you will witness a Kecak dance performance based on the Ramayana story. The dance is performed near the Uluwatu Temple every day at 6:00pm against the backdrop of the setting sun. We will then head to a special dinner venue where you will experience a traditional Balinese Rijsttafel menu. (B, D)

Traditional Baliese offering

Day 23 – Bali

Rise early for a morning meditation at the hotel and enjoy the fresh morning breeze. After breakfast, set off to learn about the culture and way of life of the Balinese people. First, we will visit a typical Balinese village where you will see how many families live within a traditional Balinese community. They build several homes around a communal patio and temple facing Mount Agung. While visiting a local family, you will also learn how to make a typical Balinese offering and will be given the opportunity to create your own.


Tanah Lot

Heading north, you will begin to see the rice terraces along the hillsides. After lunch in a beautiful setting, continue north where you will stop to see the colorful market at Candi Kuning. From here, it is a short drive to Lake Beratan to see the Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, a water temple located along the lakeshore. Relax and admire the countryside as you ride to the southwestern coast to perhaps the most photographed temple in Bali, Tanah Lot. One of seven sea temples and infamous for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops, Tanah Lot Temple is one of Bali’s most important landmarks. (B, L, D)


Ubud Monkey Forest

Day 24 – Bali

This morning we will drive to the village of Batubulan to witness the best-known dance in Bali, the Barong. Telling the tale of the fight between good and evil, the lion-like Barong battles the demon queen Rangda, while all the dancers wear beautifully decorated masks. After that we will visit the Ubud Monkey Forest, where 14th century temples have been taken over by the jungle and long-tailed macaques. We will then visit a local market before continuing to the Ubud Palace, still used by the Royal family. We will then stop for a well-deserved lunch at Cafe Wayan, known from the book Eat Pray Love.

Rice terraces

In the afternoon we will visit the Tirta Empul Temple, famous for its holy water, where Balinese worshippers have been drawn for more than a thousand years. We will then drive along small, scenic roads to view some of the most photographic rice terraces on the island. Along the way we will stop at a coffee plantation where you will not only learn about the traditional method of preparing coffee, but also enjoy a sample while looking out at the spectacular view to the valley below. Return to the hotel and spend the rest of your evening at leisure. (B, L)

Day 25 – Bali

Mt. Batur

After breakfast at the hotel, set off on a day of discovery to see even more natural beauty. You will drive to Kintamani where you will have panoramic views of the mountains and the semi-active volcanoes from a distance. Clouds permitting, you will see Mt. Batur standing majestically over beautiful Batur Lake. Next, travel to Penglipuran, a traditional village where you’ll see Balinese architecture that has been passed down through the generations. We will then sit down to lunch in the village of Guliang with a view of the local rice fields. After lunch, return to your hotel where you will have some free time to stroll, relax, shop or maybe even indulge in a spa treatment before gathering for your farewell dinner at the resort. (B, L, D)

Day 26 – Bali

Check out of the hotel transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Note: if you wish to spend more time in Bali, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about an optional hotel extension.

For meals not included in your land programs, all hotels chosen include a restaurant on property where you may relax and enjoy a meal. In addition, your guide is available to make suggestions on nearby dining, shopping or sightseeing.

Port Highlights

Shimizu, Japan

Shimizu, Japan: In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is one of the most beautiful ports in Japan. Walk through the pine groves of Miho, home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine, or enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji from the lush, forested hill of Nihondaira. Take in the seascapes on a bay cruise, or learn of undersea delights at Japan’s first sushi museum. For a historic angle, get a glimpse at feudal life in Japan in 200 BC at the archaeological site of Toro.



Osaka, Japan

Osaka, Japan: Prior to the 8th century Nara period, the capital of Japan moved with each new emperor, and Osaka was one of those earliest capitals, then known as Naniwa. During the Edo period, Osaka grew into a commercial center of the rice trade and became known as “the nation’s kitchen,” a moniker now applied because of the city’s reputation for cuisine so good that, as the saying goes, people go broke buying it. A vibrant arts culture also developed in the 17th century, including the famous kabuki and bunraku theaters that can still be seen today. Devastated during World War II, Osaka reemerged as a maze of bridges and skyscrapers flanking a moated castle that stands in the city center as a reminder of a regal past. The skyline gains further allure from the illumination of several Ferris wheels, unique status symbols of modern Japanese cities.


Kochi, Japan

Kochi, Japan: Not the typical Japanese city, small and compact Kochi has gained a well-deserved reputation for its exuberant, easy-going spirit and vibrant food scene. The city is the birthplace of the legendary samurai Sakamoto Ryoma, who created an alliance that eventually brought down the Tokugawa shogunate and is now commemorated in a memorial museum. In the city center, don’t miss the well-preserved hilltop Kochi Castle to explore the grounds where the city was established in 1601. You might continue your downtown explorations at one of the many pedestrian shopping arcades or at a restaurant to try Kochi’s most famous dish – katsuo-no-tataki, a savory dish of grilled, ponzu-marinated skipjack tuna or bonito fish.


Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki, Japan: Discover this remote and picturesque island’s lush mountains, beautiful beaches and magnificent coral reef from island viewpoints. See the native palm forest and the lavishly decorated Chinese tomb. Step back in time and travel to the tiny island of Taketomi-jima with its treasured red-tile- roofed town where rural island heritage, including ox carts, is vividly alive.



Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan

Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan: On this fascinating island visit the world’s tallest building, the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial, the fabulous Palace Museum’s vast collection of Chinese art and the lovely Lungshan Temple. Explore lovely Keelung’s historic sites and Yeliu Park’s astonishing rock formations.




Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung, Taiwan: The canal-like Love River flows through the heart of this wonderfully modern city, and a boat ride along its shores reveals Kaohsiung’s beauty. The former British Consulate, built in 1865, is a historic landmark juxtaposed with more modern sites such as the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, known for its contemporary sculptures.




Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong, China: Experience old and new Hong Kong with its ultra-modern high-rise buildings beside street markets and lovely temples. Visit the boat people in Aberdeen and shop in Stanley Market or stroll through the bustling Temple Street night market. Visit Hollywood Road with its temple and antique shops or take a junk cruise and explore the magnificent bay. Travel to the New Territories to see family shrines, the wishing tree and the preserved wetlands. Or visit Lantau Island and the Po Lin Monastery with its giant Buddha statue.



Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang, Vietnam: Discover this bustling resort town, renowned for its turquoise waters and yellow sand beaches. See its grand colonial buildings and stroll across a bridge to a fishing village alive with trawlers and junks. Visit the celebrated Cham Towers of Po Nagar, a spot revered by Buddhists. In the countryside, experience rural life in Vietnam today.




Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam: Discover the rich heritage of Saigon and the rural Mekong Delta. See the city’s lovely pagodas, colonial architecture and broad boulevards. Ride a local pedicab through the bustling streets; visit the vibrant markets, Chinatown and the fascinating Cu Chi tunnels. Explore the lush countryside of farms, rice paddies and villages with a cruise on the Mekong.



Singapore, Singapore

Singapore, Singapore: Discover a delightful city of contrasts, from its old Chinese quarter and colorful Hindu temples to its modern skyscrapers, famous Tiger Balm Gardens and magnificent National Orchid Garden. Stroll along the Esplanade. Take a short cruise along the Singapore River and a tri-shaw ride through town. Visit the Kranji Memorial and Changi Chapel and Memorial, dedicated to those who lost their lives here during World War II.

Journey to the Cultural Marvels of Japan, Vietnam and Bali

Included Features

  • International airfare, transfers and baggage handling
  • 4-night pre-cruise land program in Japan
    • Tokyo, Japan– 4-night hotel stay
      • Welcome Dinner
      • Half-day cultural and city tour
      • Full-day tour to Hakone
      • Full-day cultural and city tour
  • 6-night post-cruise land program in Singapore and Bali
    • Singapore, Singapore: 1-night hotel stay
      • Full-day city tour
    • Bali, Indonesia: 5-night hotel stay
      • Welcome dinner
      • Village dinner
      • Full-day Bali Tour to Lake Beratan
      • Full-day Bali Tour to Ubud
      • Full-day Bali Tour to Mt. Batur
  • Tour Leader throughout pre-cruise Japan land program, post-cruise Bali land program and Local Tour Hosts during included tours
  • Most meals while on tour (see itinerary highlights) and all meals while onboard
  • 15-night sailing aboard Oceania Riviera
    • 10% off shore excursions (see “special offers”)
    • OLife Choice of 1: Beverages, 8 Shore Excursions or $800 Shipboard Credit
    • Featuring standard Oceania inclusions:
      • Free Internet
      • The Finest Cuisine at Sea™
      • Access to the Canyon RanchSpa®
      • Shows and guest lectures
      • Spacious staterooms
      • Much more!
        • Special Offer—Ends 9/30: Receive up to a $800 Visa Gift Card per stateroom. Call for details!

Journey to the Cultural Marvels of Japan, Vietnam and Bali

What to Expect on Your Trip


Most days during the land portion will include full-day tours. The overall pace is rather quick, as there is much to see in these regions, however there is a healthy mix of both visits to historical sites and time to enjoy the landscape and scenery. The overall pace is less strenuous than most Enrichment Journeys, as the focus is not on rushing to see sights but rather simply enjoying the culture and scenery.  Most days include two meals, allowing the third meal to be at your leisure. All hotels will have a restaurant on property where you may dine, then have the rest of the evening to relax. If you wish to go out, your guide is available to make suggestions for nearby dining.

During the cruise you will have a mix of relaxing days at sea and exciting days on land to explore the port cities. You may choose from optional shore excursions, which will allow for cultural immersion, exotic meals and numerous activities.

Physical Activity

The land portion of the trip should be considered active and includes a considerable amount of walking. Enrichment Journeys will do everything in our power to ensure comfort through our third-party providers, including air-conditioned buses and comfortable accommodations where applicable. However, some areas cannot be accessed by coach, so our drivers will get you as close to sites as is legally allowed. Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes are strongly recommended. Historical sites often do not have elevators, escalators, or ramps due to the age of the building/structure. Steps can be steep and uneven. Wheelchair access at many sites is limited to extremely limited. Based on crowds and traffic, order of visits may be changed. A fold-up wheelchair may be able to be stored on the bus but requires prior arrangements. Guests must be able to transfer from their chair to the transportation. Guides/drivers are not allowed to lift or push wheelchairs, so guests requiring physical assistance must travel with a companion who can assist. Motorized wheelchairs and scooters cannot be accommodated on this group program. For the cruise portion of the trip, passengers will board and leave the ship up stairways and gangways, and you may have to walk a moderate distance to transfer to train, bus and car stations. Time spent on the road and traveling can be long, so you will need to be prepared for stretches of down time in between destinations.

Cultural Focus

During the Enrichment Journeys program in Tokyo and Singapore you will learn about each countries unique culture, including a variety of traditional and cultural activities. While in Bali you will visit numerous temples and local villages, as well as enjoy a performance of a traditional dance, and delicious local dishes. You will encounter dishes and ingredients typical to the region that you may not have encountered before, and you will be introduced to local artistry of the region. Enrichment Journeys encourages an open mind when in unique situations and meeting people abroad. Sometimes the attractions, beaches, and cities themselves can be crowded, especially while on the cruise.

Unique Factors

If you have special needs or physical limitations, you will need to check in with your personal vacation manager before booking the trip. The temperature can vary between day and night, so pack accordingly with items that can be layered. Some guests may wish to have a light sweater or windbreaker with them.


While on tour:

Singapore to Bali: 3-hour flight

Please note that these times are approximate and only reflect the transportation time. Our trip may be longer due to stops for sightseeing along the way.

International Airfare:

Included international airfare is from select airports only. To inquire about a different airport, please contact your Personal Vacation Manager.

Enrichment Journeys is committed to providing remarkable experiences at extraordinary value. As a result, airlines and routes are selected to maximize that value and may involve multiple stops and extended layovers versus non-stop or direct flights. Passengers wishing to utilize specific carriers, direct/non-stop flights, Business Class upgrades, or to extend their time in any of our beginning or ending destination cities may do so by contacting Enrichment Journeys and inquiring about the Custom Airfare Program. There is a $50 per person charge for this service, however this charge will be applied toward any flights or upgrades you choose to purchase. The $50 charge must be paid prior to receiving a custom air quote.

Journey to the Cultural Marvels of Japan, Vietnam and Bali

Ask about receiving 10% off all shore excursions from Shore Excursions Group!

Special Offer—Ends 10/31: Receive up to $800 Visa Gift Card per stateroom. Call for details!

Journey to the Cultural Marvels of Japan, Vietnam and Bali

1-night Tokyo Extension (pre-cruise)

Want an extra day to adjust to the new time zone? With this optional extension you will arrive to Tokyo a day early and have one extra day to relax at the hotel before the tour starts. Note: tours are not included. Price of $299 per person (based on double occupancy) includes:

  • 1-night hotel accommodations in Tokyo with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer from airport to hotel

Journey to the Cultural Marvels of Japan, Vietnam and Bali

Dates & Prices
04/09/2024 Retail Value EJ Price Savings Per Person Single Rates

Prices are in USD and are based on double occupancy.

Interested in the land program without the cruise? Call us for a quote.

Air Add-Ons
City Add-On City Add-On City Add-On
Atlanta $450 John F. Kennedy $400 San Diego $400
Boston $450 Los Angeles $0 Seattle $400
Chicago $400 Orlando $450 San Francisco $400
Dallas-Ft. Worth $450 Miami $450 Phoenix $450
Washington-Dulles $450 Philadelphia $450 Toronto $450
Houston $450
– Business Class Air Available on Request
– Additional Gateways Available on Request
– Air Add-On Rates are subject to change without notice. While we try to include the most common airports by default, we have many clients coming from different parts of the country. If you desire air from an unlisted airport, you must first reserve your Enrichment Journey with one of the listed airports as your default gateway and then ask, or have your Travel Agent ask, Enrichment Journeys to provide a quote for your preferred gateway.

All prices on our website and e-Journey Travel Guide are subject to change without notice. While we make every effort to provide you the most accurate and up-to-date information, occasionally, a trip or pricing category may be misprinted or unavailable at the time of booking. In the event of an incorrect price due to typographical, photographic, or technical error, or error in pricing information received from our suppliers, we retain the right to correct the price and to refuse or cancel any bookings placed at the incorrect price. In addition, all offers, prices, and conditions of sale may be subject to change without notice including tours, included features, highlights, minimum or maximum stays, itinerary, times in port, and/or other conditions/restrictions.

Journey to the Cultural Marvels of Japan, Vietnam and Bali

The following hotel list is preliminary and subject to change. Although we contract for hotels a year or more in advance, unforeseen circumstances do occasionally require a change of hotel. Should it be necessary to change a hotel, one of equal quality or value will be substituted and you will receive confirmed hotel information with your final itinerary.

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba Hotel

Tel:+81 3-5500-6711
2-6-1 Daiba, Minato 135-8701, Tokyo, Japan

Located not far from both the Haneda Airport and the heart of Tokyo, the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba Hotel is conveniently located and has all the amenities a traveler could want. Lounge by the pool, make an appointment at the spa, or take a run at the gym during your down time. The Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba also has a beautiful view of the Tokyo Bay and Rainbow Bridge. It’s only a few miles from the center of Tokyo and the Imperial Palace.

Orchard Hotel Singapore

442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879, Singapore

Telephone: 011 65 6734 7766

Enjoy the vibrancy of the famous Orchard Road in the heart of the city’s premier shopping and entertainment district when you stay at the 4-star Orchard Hotel in Singapore. Blending style and sophistication, our Orchard Road hotel is home to 656 rooms and suites, well appointed with contemporary conveniences including Wi-Fi access in characteristically unique twin buildings – the Orchard Wing and the Claymore Wing.

Puri Santrian Resort

Jl. Cemara 35, Sanur,  Bali, Indonesia

Telephone: 62-361-288009


Puri Santrian is a modern Balinese resort strategically positioned on the beach at the tranquil southern end of Sanur. Close to several historic sites of interest, it is an upmarket area with strong cultural roots where tradition permeates all aspects of daily life. Cocooned within a mature tropical garden, the hotel presents a choice of elegant Balinese accommodation options supported by essential lifestyle facilities.

Oceania Riviera

Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises

Whatever corner of the globe beckons you to explore, Oceania Cruises takes you there in comfort and style. Relax on board luxurious ships and savor exquisite cuisine that not only is renowned as the finest at sea, but also rivals the best restaurants ashore. Inspired by Master Chef Jacques Pépin, these culinary delights have always been a hallmark that distinguishes the Oceania Cruises experience from any other. Considering the uncompromising quality, perhaps the most remarkable aspect of an Oceania Cruises voyage is its incredible value. Lavish complimentary amenities abound and there are never supplemental charges in any of the onboard restaurants. Each of our voyages is an invitation to discover your next travel story and reignite your passions. Experience faraway places that you have always dreamed of. Encounter new ways of looking at the world and travel to the far corners of the globe. Savor your experience with imaginative insider tours that immerse you in the heart of the destination’s culinary and cultural traditions. Every moment spent on an Oceania Cruises voyage confirms that this is Your World. Your Way.®

Ship: Riviera

Riviera blends sophistication with a contemporary flair to create a casually elegant ambiance. From the sparkling Lalique Grand Staircase to the stunning Owner’s Suites furnished with Ralph Lauren Home, designer touches are everywhere, highlighting the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Riviera personifies the Oceania Cruises experience.

Journey to the Cultural Marvels of Japan, Vietnam and Bali

Before You Go

Money Matters

How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.

ATM Machines

These are often readily available, especially in major cities. Some will charge fees on top of what your hometown bank may charge for using ATMs abroad. Look for well-marked machines that have the Visa or MasterCard symbols.

Foreign Banks

Currency can be exchanged at most banks, if needed. Ask a local host or tour manager if there is a nearby bank that is open.

Credit Cards

During your trip, you’ll find that most major credit cards are accepted. Call your specific card issuer ahead of time to find out its limitations and benefits overseas.


Do be aware that some additional charges for mini-bars, laundry and room service will not be included in the tour package. Plan accordingly for these extra charges.

Packing Guidelines

Pack as simply as possible for easy transfers and customs screenings. Check with your domestic and international carriers regarding baggage guidelines, allowances, and check for additional fees. All bags will be screened before boarding flights and the cruise ship.

What to pack

Basics and layers are key to a comfortable Journey. Be sure to check the weather in the destinations you will visit, and pack accordingly. There are always unpredictable variables as well, so make sure you have one sturdy jacket and an outfit for a formal occasion too, just in case.

Here are a few key items to take on your trip:

  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Hooded jacket/fleece pullover
  • Pants with pockets
  • Skirt with pockets
  • Hat with visor & sunscreen/bug spray
  • Warm socks
  • Sturdy sandals
  • Practical shoes for walking/easy hiking
  • Extra pair of prescription sunglasses and/or glasses (if needed)
  • Camera(s)

Have back-ups for everything to avoid disappointment. Charge batteries in advance and bring extra film or digital memory cards. If bringing a high-end camera, consider investing in insurance to protect your asset.

Luggage Screening Process

To pass through screening, have liquids either in small containers and bagged, or in checked luggage. All valuables necessary for the trip should be on your person at all times, if possible. This includes medications and documentation. We recommend one main bag and a carry-on, per airline guidelines for weight and size.


Have all your bags labeled with your name and address clearly marked. Add something to you luggage that is recognizable in the event your bags are misplaced. You may also consider marking your bags with “Enrichment Journeys” for efficiency.

Carry-on items

In many countries, including the US, large liquid containers are not allowed in carry-ons. On the way back into The States, food or agriculture items are prohibited. If you have questions about a certain item, visit for a list of items that cannot be packed.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are included as part of your Enrichment Journey. Local representatives will advise you of the departure time from your hotel the night before departure. Generally speaking, arrangements have been made to have you at the airport approximately three hours in advance of departure, though this may vary depending on local circumstances. At the end of the cruise, an airport transfer will also be provided. Please advise your Personal Vacation Manager if you do not require transfer arrangements at the time of booking your Journey.

Cell phones

Some cell phones will work overseas, but incur additional charges for the use. Choose whether you would like to add an international plan by calling your carrier, or consider purchasing a pay-as-you-go phone overseas. However, in some destinations, many smartphones and tablets can pick up wireless Internet for free.

Protecting the Value of Your Travel Investment

Enrichment Journeys offers a comprehensive travel insurance package you can purchase alongside your trip. It eases the mind and lets you cancel your trip for a covered reason up until the departure date with a full refund of the Journey.

The insurance covers a wide variety of incidents, including travel delay, emergency medical services, and even baggage delay. You will also receive a pre-existing medical conditions waiver if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit. For a full list of coverage provided, visit the FAQ section of the website.

Medical Issues and Handicaps

As with any extensive trip abroad, our excursions with Enrichment Journeys will require some physical capabilities, including transfers from cruise ships, walking on cobblestone streets and navigating through some busy cities with guides. Although we encourage all types of travelers to join us, we do ask you are aware of your own physical limitations. Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual care to those who may have walkers, wheelchairs or other aids. Enrichment Journeys also cannot accommodate pregnant women past their six month gestation period. Please speak with one of our Personal Vacation Managers to see if certain itineraries are suitable for you and your needs. We are happy to suggest other viable options for you that are more accessible.

Per the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, travelers have the right to be reasonably accommodated in terms of tours in public situations. However, the laws do not apply for trips and outside the United States. So you must let Enrichment Journeys know ahead of time of any physical limitations, including information added to our questionnaire that needs to be filled out by all passengers. Failure to inform Enrichment Journeys of these limitations could result in refusal to participate, whether it be at the airport through the airline, on board the ship or at the accommodations booked.

If you have any sort of prescription medication, this should be a number one priority in packing. Bring extra, just in case. A small medical kit is also advisable for quick access to remedy minor aches and pains.

Briefing sessions

A local host or tour manager will be happy to guide you through the trip and answer all of your questions. Upon arrival to your destination, an Enrichment Journeys representative will meet with the group and go over items such as the daily schedule, weather and local customs.


All hotels booked by Enrichment Journeys are held to a high standard of comfort and quality, in accordance to international accommodation standards and rating systems. However, each accommodation varies so you may experience various types of properties throughout your excursions.

Journey to the Cultural Marvels of Japan, Vietnam and Bali

Similar Journeys

Journey to China and Japan

Celebrity Cruises Departs: March 25, 2024

Know More

Journey to China and Southeast Asia

Celebrity Cruises Departs: January 13, 2024

Know More

Journey to India, Sri Lanka and Singapore

Celebrity Cruises Departs: February 13, 2024

Know More

Journey to the Cultural Marvels of Japan, Vietnam and Bali

Regional Information

Travel Documentation

Have your passport and visas ready and available at all checkpoints. Scan and copy these documents to print out. It is recommended that you e-mail a copy to yourself and someone back home in the event these documents are misplaced. Also, it may be worth bringing an international ID or license.

Passport and Visa

To travel internationally, you must have a passport in good condition, and it must be valid for at least 6 months after the last day of your trip. Visa requirements change frequently and for various reasons. As a result, our Personal Vacation Managers are not always able to provide visa information, and you should not rely on the information provided below to be the most current and accurate. The best way to obtain up-to-date information regarding visa requirements is to visit the official US government website for Americans traveling abroad, Travel.State.Gov, (Canadian citizens should visit, for all other countries please visit your government website or local embassy), which details specific information on the countries you would like to visit, including visa requirements.

You may also use a third-party visa service. These services require an additional service fee but make the process of applying for a visa much simpler.


Note: as of June 2023, most U.S. and Canadian passport holders traveling to Vietnam for tourism or business purposes for less than 90 days are required to obtain a visa. Please contact the cruise line directly regarding any questions related to visas for this destination. Oceania can discuss the process and any fees that may be required to assist with securing visas. Visit for more information. An Electronic Visa (E-Visa) may also be an option. Enrichment Journeys strongly encourages you to check your government website a few months prior to departure (and then again right before departure) to verify this information, as well as for all countries on your itinerary.


Vaccinations are recommended to protect one’s health from preventable diseases abroad. It is always good to have routine vaccinations up to date when traveling for ailments such as chickenpox, measles, and the flu shot. Use your own discretion when deciding on what vaccinations to have based on your preferences and personal medical history. During your Enrichment Journeys tour, the utmost care will be taken with prepared food, atmosphere and other elements, so the likelihood of contracting diseases is scarce.

For a list of recommended vaccinations based on destination, visit or feel free to contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention directly at 1-800-232-4636.

Electric Current

You will need an adaptor for some parts of your trip.  To see what the plugs will look like at your destination, visit and click on each country from the right menu.

You may also need to use a converter. Most countries outside of North and Central America use 220-240 V, whereas the U.S. and Canada use 110 V. However, most chargers these days have a box which will act as a converter so that it can be used in all countries around the world. If your charger box says “Input: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz” then you do NOT need to use a converter (but you may still need an adaptor so that the plugs fit in the socket).

Some hotels may have two and three pronged outlets to use for various appliances. Ship cabins also have outlets for you to use with their converter. However, we recommend having at least one or two adaptors with you, as we cannot guarantee that all hotels will be able to accommodate this.

Local Currency

Japan uses the Japanese Yen (¥), currency code JPY

Taiwan uses the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$), currency code TWD

Hong Kong uses the Hong Kong Dollar (HK$), currency code HKD

Vietnam uses the Vietnamese Dong (₫), currency code VND

Singapore uses the Singapore Dollar ($ or S$), currency code SGD

Indonesia uses the Indonesian rupiah (Rp) currency code IDR

Please visit  for the current exchange rate.

How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. We suggest having at least some local currency with you during the trip, at least enough to take a taxi if needed. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.

Tipping Guidelines

Tipping is always appreciated but not always required. Expect several instances throughout the hospitality industry that allow for tipping. Have small bills ready for hotel staff, boat crew, restaurant servers, drivers, guides, and baggage handlers. If you have a meal outside the itinerary or hire a resident driver, a few dollars in the local currency is customary.

While it is common to tip in Singapore and Bali, it is not customary to tip in Japan and may even be considered an insult. Your tip may be politely refused, or end with a staff member chasing you down the street because they thought you forgot your change. In the hospitality industry (hotels, etc) it is sometimes acceptable, however if you would like to tip a bellman or other hotel staff member it is best to do it discreetly (preferably in an envelope). Tipping a tour guide is more accepted and probably the only occasion where you will provide a tip.

Gratuities are included for group meals, at hotels, and at airports. The host, guide, or tour manager can be tipped roughly $8.00-$12.00 USD per person, per day. Drivers can be tipped $5 USD per person, per day.

For more information about when and how much to tip in each country, feel free to speak with your tour guide at the start of your Journey. A good reference for international tipping is

For more information about when and how much to tip in each country, feel free to speak with your tour guide at the start of your Journey. A good reference for international tipping is

Time Differences

Please be aware that you may be crossing through several time zones throughout your Journey. To view a time zone map, visit


With the tour covering various regions, you will most likely come in contact with cool weather in Japan, warm weather in Southeast Asia and occasional rain. Check the weather online before departing for an up-to-date look at the conditions in major destinations.

Many countries outside of North America use Celsius. Here is a °C to °F quick reference guide:

-5° C = 23° F 5° C = 41° F 15° C = 59° F 25° C = 77° F 35° C = 95° F
0° C = 32° F 10° C = 50° F 20° C = 68° F 30° C = 86° F 40° C = 104° F

High/Low Temperatures in Fahrenheit:

Tokyo 50/36 51/37 57/42 66/51 73/59 78/66 85/73 88/76 82/70 72/59 63/50 55/41
Taipei 64/57 64/57 68/59 75/66 79/70 86/75 91/79 90/79 86/75 79/72 73/66 68/59
Hong Kong 67/58 67/59 71/63 77/69 83/75 86/79 89/81 89/81 87/79 83/75 76/67 70/60
Ho Chi Minh 88/70 90/70 92/73 95/75 91/75 88/73 88/73 88/73 88/73 88/73 85/72 88/70
Singapore 87/75 89/76 90/76 90/76 90/78 89/77 89/77 89/76 89/76 89/76 88/76 87/75
Bali 87/77 88/77 88/77 88/77 87/76 86/75 85/75 85/74 86/74 88/76 89/77 88/77

Practice the Local Language

Knowing a few phrases in the local vernacular can be a wonderful way to connect with people and feel immersed in the culture. Here are some fun phrases:

Japan: Japanese

  • Yaa (Yah): Hi
  • Sayōnara (Cy-o-na-ra): Good Bye
  • Hai (Hi): Yes
  • Īe (E-yah): No
  • Onegaishimasu (O-neg-I-she-mas): Please
  • Arigatou (Ah-re-ga-to): Thank you

Visit for more phrases with sound.

Taiwan: Taiwanese Mandarin

  • lí-hó (for one person) or lín-hó for more than one: Hello.
  • góa thiaⁿ-bô: I don’t understand
  • to-siā, kám-siā, or ló làt: Thank you
  • bián kheh-khì: You’re welcome
  • chhiáⁿ: please
  • lōa-chōe/chē chîⁿ: how much is this
  • piān-so tī tó-ūi?: Where is the toilet?
  • gâu-chá: Good morning
  • gō-an: Good afternoon
  • àm-an: Good evening
  • chài-kiàn: Goodbye

Hong Kong: Cantonese

  • néih hóu ma: How are you?
  • hóu hòisàm yihngsīk néih: Pleased to meet you
  • yāt louh seuhn fùng: Bon voyage
  • Nīgo géidō chín a: How much?

Visit for more phrases with sound.

Vietnam: Vietnamese

  • Xin chào. (Seen chow): Hello
  • Khỏe không? (Kweh kohng?): How are you?
  • Không sao đâu (Kohng sao doh): You’re welcome
  • Tôi không hiểu (Toy kohng hee-oh): I don’t understand
  • Biết nói tiếng Anh không? (Byet noy tyeng ang kohng): Do you speak English?
  • Tôi bị lạc. (Toi bee lack): I’m lost
  • Làm ơn. (Lam uhhn): Please.
  • Tắc xi! (Tuck see): Taxi!
  • Bao nhiêu (tiền)? (Bahw ngew tee-uhn?): How much is this?
  • Sẽ quay lại sớm (Se-ay kway lie-ay sohm): Be back soon

Visit for more phrases with sound.

Singapore: While English is one of the official languages of Singapore and many of its residents are bilingual, Chinese Mandarin and Malay are also very common.

Chinese Mandarin

  • nǐ hǎo (Knee how): Hello
  • Zài jiàn (Zi gee’en): Good Bye
  • Shì (Shr): Yes
  • Búshì (Boo shr): No
  • Qǐng (Ching): Please
  • Xiè xiè (Sheh sheh): Thank you
  • Búyòng kèqì (Boo yong sheh): You’re welcome
  • Duìbuqǐ (Dway boo chee): Excuse me
  • duō shǎo qián (Dor sheow chen): How much?
  • Wǒ tīng bù dǒng (Wore ting boo dong): I don’t understand
  • kuài zǐ (Kwhy za): Chopstick

Visit for more phrases with sound.


  • Halo (Ha lo): Hello
  • Terima kasih (terima ka say): Thank you
  • ya (ya): Yes
  • tidak (ti dak): No

Visit for more phrases with sound.

Indonesia: Indonesian

  • Ya (ya): yes
  • Tidak (tee-dak): no
  • Terima kasih (te-ree-ma ka-seeh): thank you
  • Permisi (per-mee-see): excuse me

Facts and Figures

Check out these interesting facts about the destinations you will visit on your Journey.


  • Sometimes the trains are so crowded railway staff are employed to cram passengers inside.
  • Many couples in Japan celebrate Christmas like Valentine’s Day. It is definitely more of a “lovers” holiday in Japan.
  • More than 70% of Japan consists of mountains, including more than 200 volcanoes.
  • Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, is an active volcano (although scientists have not reached a consensus on what defines “active”).
  • A nice musk melon, similar to a cantaloupe, may sell for over $300 USD. A nice specimen of Yubari melon are often physically perfect, not like their American counterparts with dark smudges and scars.
  • There are four different writing systems in Japan: Romaji, Katakana, Hiragana, and Kanji.
  • Coffee is very popular and Japan imports approximately 85% of Jamaica’s annual coffee production.


  • 7-11 convenience stores are everywhere, and they are basically open all night with various amenities. These stores are owned by a Japanese company. In these stores, you can print a document, call a taxi, send a parcel, pay your bills and so much more.
  • There are no garbage cans outdoors. Garbage cans are usually kept inside of a house or place of business. The garbage is tossed into a garbage truck when it arrives. These trucks play loud music to indicate their arrival in the streets.
  • Politeness, honor, and respect for elders are of major concern in this culture.

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong means “Fragrant Harbor”.
  • Hong Kong has the most skyscrapers in the world; double that of New York City.


  • In an area slightly larger than New Mexico, Vietnam has a population of more than 92 million, with the capital city of Hanoi holding 2.6 million.
  • Vietnam is the largest exporter of cashews in the world, and the second largest exporter of rice.
  • There are 54 ethnic groups in the country (H’mong is one of these). The most populated ethnic group is Viet (88% of the population).
  • From elementary school to high school, students are required to wear uniforms when they go to class.
  • Ruou ran (snake wine), a Vietnamese specialty of rice wine with a pickled snake inside, allegedly can cure any sickness.
  • The Vietnamese language has six different tones. A change in tone changes the meaning of the word. This makes their language somewhat difficult to learn.


  • Singapore consists only of one main island and 63 other tiny islands with a population of 4.6 million people. Most of these islands are uninhabited.
  • Although English is the official working language and the most widely used language in Singapore, the national anthem “Majulah Singapura” is actually sung in Malay.
  • The Singapore Sling was first served in 1915 at the Long Bar of the Raffles Hotel. The ingredients are gin, Cointreau, cherry brandy, Dom Benedictine, pineapple juice, Grenadine, Angoustura bitters and limes.


  • Indonesia is home to the largest flower in the world: the Rafflessia Arnoldia, or “corpse lily,” which grows in the rainforest.
  • Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 islands!
  • Bali is about the same size as Delaware.
  • There are two active volcanoes on the island of Bali: Mt. Batur and Mt. Agung.

Recommended Reading List

Vacation should be easy, peaceful and, most of all, completely stress-free. Let us handle the details, so you can sit back, relax and curl up with a good book as you count down the days to your next Journey! We’ve compiled the following list of books and movies to introduce you to the destinations you are about to visit.


  • Japan: Everyday Life in Traditional Japan by Charles J. Dunn
  • Japan: A Geek In Japan by Hector Garcia
  • Japan: Travelers of a Hundred Ages: The Japanese as Revealed Through 1,000 Years of Diaries by Donald Keene
  • Japan: Ransom by Jay McInerney
  • Japan: Pictures from the Water Trade by John D. Morley
  • Hong Kong: The Last Governor by Jonathan Dimbleby
  • Vietnam: A Dragon Apparent by Norman Lewis
  • Singapore: Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theoux
  • Singapore: The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew by Lee Kuan Yew
  • Singapore: Crossroads: A Popular History of Malaysia & Singapore by Jim Baker
  • Bali: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Travel Guides


  • Japan: The Seven Samurai (1954)
  • Japan: Lost in Translation (2003)
  • Japan: The Harimaya Bridge (2009)
  • Vietnam: Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
  • Vietnam: Indochine (1992)
  • Singapore: Saint Jack (1979)
  • Bali: Eat Pray Love (2010)

Journey to the Cultural Marvels of Japan, Vietnam and Bali

eJourney Guide

Receive your personalized eJourney Guide today!
Simply fill out the form below and your eJourney Guide will be on its way via email.
Your easy-to-read, printable PDF-formatted eJourney Guide makes it convenient to review and plan your next world-class Journey with us!

It contains a wealth of valuable travel information including:
  • Detailed Destination Information
  • Day-by-Day Itinerary
  • Preparing for Your Trip
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Local Cultural Information
  • Recommended Readings
  • And so much more!
Don’t delay! Your Journey’s availability may be limited.

As always, our friendly and dependable Personal Vacation Managers are committed to assisting you every step of the way.

Feel free to call us at:

Plan Your Next Journey Now

Unique destinations and immersive experiences are just a phone call away!

Complete the following form, and a Personal Vacation Manager will contact you via email or phone:

End Form

The information you provide will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.