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					 Hamden Rotary Club Tours
 c/o TLG Travel
 111 Township Line Road
 Jenkintown, PA 19046




20th Annual 2012 Hamden Connecticut Rotary Club Tours
                            2012 Convention Tours
                            • Silverseas Best of Asia Cruise
                            • Discover Vietnam
                            • Amazing Thailand
                            • Angkor Wat - 8th Wonder
                            • China & Yangtze River Cruise
                            • Extraordinary Bhutan
Bangkok, Thailand



1-800-223-3863 x1111 • www.hamdenrotaryclubtours.com
                                                         Convention Itinerary: C
                                                         Rotary International Convention
                                                         Bangkok
                                                         May 4 - May 10
Fellow Rotarians:                                    MAY 04 DEPART THE US                                    MAY 08 PLENARY SESSIONS
Over the past 20 years, Hamden Rotary Club           Friday - Depart the US for Bangkok, Thailand,           Tuesday - Breakfast will be available in your hotel
Tours has built an outstanding reputation based      site of the 103rd annual Rotary International           this morning. Plenary Sessions and events
on the excellent quality and value of its tours.     Convention.                                             of the Rotary International Convention
Even more important to me, as a Rotarian, is                                                                 continue. Tonight you may wish to choose
the long standing tradition of using these tours     MAY 05 ARRIVE BANGKOK                                   one of the optional tours that are available
to support Rotary Projects around the world.         Saturday - On arrival at the ‘City of Angels’, please   through     Rotary    International. See        (B)
Come join the thousands who have traveled            clear government formalities before being met and       http://www.rotary.org/RIdocuments/en_pdf/
to previous Rotary Conventions on Hamden             transferred to your hotel, where your registration      c11_hoc_ticket_order_form_en.pdf for available
Rotary Club Tours. There is nothing more             materials await you.The remainder of the day is at      host events.
exciting than celebrating Rotary’s work around       leisure for you to explore this exciting city.
the globe.As always, our fabulous itineraries are                                                            MAY 09 CLOSING CEREMONIES
planned with our fellow Rotarians in mind and        MAY 06 BANGKOK                                          Wednesday - Again, breakfast will be served in
we remain dedicated to providing the finest          Sunday - This and every morning, breakfast              your hotel. The Plenary Sessions continue today
travel experience in both value and quality.         is served at your hotel. Depart on a morning            and the unforgettable Closing Ceremonies are
Every tour includes simultaneous registration        sightseeing tour. Begin at the 1780’s Grand Palace,     this evening. (B)
for the Rotary International Convention and          visit the Chapel of the Emerald Buddha - the
your chosen Hamden Tour, document delivery           city’s most important and sacred wat (religious         MAY 10 BANGKOK/HOME CITY
right to your Convention Hotel, local and expert     complex).Also, visit the Tower of the Nine Planets      Thursday - After breakfast this morning, you will
guides, and a list of substantial amenities that     and the Great Throne Hall of the Chakri Kings.          be transferred to the Bangkok Airport for your
make our tours different from the rest.                                                                      flight home with fond memories of your Rotary
                                                     Note: Foreign visitors must be properly                 Convention experience. (B)
Bonni Simon                                          dressed when entering any sacred temple.
Rotarian and President of TLG Travel                 Shorts, T-shirts and halter-tops are not
                                                     acceptable and admittance will be denied.
ALL INCLUSIVE
Hamden Rotary Club Tour programs are unique
                                                     Our motorcoach will drop you off at the
in the sense that they are truly “ALL INCLUSIVE”.
                                                     convention center in plenty of time to get to your
Our programs include hotel accommodations,
                                                     seats for the opening Plenary Session. Following
admission to sights, meals as indicated in each
                                                     the opening ceremonies, the now famous
itinerary, tips to guides and drivers and our own
                                                     Hamden Rotary Welcome Cocktail Reception will
Tour Escort. In addition we can provide air
                                                     take place.You won’t need dinner! (B, CKTL)
transportation from your home city.ALL Hamden
Rotary Club Tours include the CONVENTION
ONLY segment as part of the tour.This includes:
                                                     MAY 07 PLENARY SESSIONS
                                                     Monday - Breakfast will be available in your hotel
Rotary International Convention registration, 5
                                                     this morning, prior to a day filled with several
nights in a well located Bangkok Hotel, all taxes,
                                                     Plenary Sessions during the convention hours.
breakfast each morning, ground transportation
                                                     (B)
between the airport and the hotels. For those
traveling alone, single supplements are available
upon request.

TIPPING
Tips to local guides, drivers and porters are
included in our tour packages. On a cruise,
however, land and shipboard gratuities are by
necessity left to the discretion of the passenger.

ACCOMMODATIONS
In smaller regions we always use First Class or
“best available” hotels for our clients. Please
keep in mind each tour includes your Bangkok
Hotel, which we have personally inspected and
believe to be the best in the city.

EXCLUSIONS
We really mean it when we say our tours are
inclusive. Exclusions are, but not limited to, a
very few items such as meals not specified in
any particular itinerary, alcoholic beverages,
bottled water, laundry, items of a personal
nature, and airline taxes and surcharges.

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                                                                 Pre – Convention Itinerary: SC
                                                                 Silverseas Best of Asia Cruise
                                                                 April 24 – May 10

APR 24 DEPART THE US                                          APR 30 DAY AT SEA                                     MAY 04 DAY AT SEA
Tuesday - Depart the US for Tokyo, Japan.                     Monday - Ahh … those heavenly days at sea, when       Friday - After an exhilarating visit in Bejiing, take
(The cruise line reserves the right to change the itinerary   time, at last, is finally on your side. However,      the time to recharge and relax on your luxurious
subject to conditions at each port)                           there are many other stimulating activities to        floating hotel.
                                                              discover on board. The choices are many and
APR 25 ARRIVE TOKYO
Wednesday - Upon arrival at Tokyo International
                                                              they’re all yours.                                    MAY 05 SHANGHAI/BANGKOK
                                                                                                                    Saturday - After we dock in Shanghai, you will
Airport, you will be met and transferred to the
Silver Shadow, your luxurious floating hotel. The
                                                              MAY 01 DALIAN                                         be transferred to the airport for your flight to
                                                              Tuesday - Dalian boasts a unique geographical         Bangkok. On arrival in Bangkok, please clear
Silver Shadow cruise ship introduces guests to
                                                              location at the southern tip of the Liaodong          government formalities before being met
the next generation of Silversea cruising while
                                                              peninsular. Locals call the city the ‘Tiger’,         and transferred to your Rotary International
maintaining Silversea’s award winning, all-suite
                                                              referring to the fact that a bird’s eye view of the   Convention hotel. The remainder of the day is at
luxury and trademark intimate ambience.
                                                              city gives the impression that the area resembles     leisure.
                                                              a tiger’s head.
APR 26 DAY AT SEA
Thursday - Enjoy a day at sea as you explore the
                                                              MAY 02-03                                             MAY 06-09
magnificent Silver Shadow. Decide to join the                                                                       ROTARY CONVENTION
daily happenings or decide to do nothing at all.                                                                    Welcome to the 103rd Rotary International
                                                                                                                    Convention. Please see Page 1 for details on
                                                                                                                    what is included.
APR 27 HIROSHIMA, JAPAN
Friday - After the devastating effects of the atom
bomb in 1945, a new Hiroshima emerged from                                                                          MAY 10 BANGKOK/HOME CITY
the ashes, spreading a message of peace and                                                                         Thursday - After breakfast this morning, you will
warning future generations of the horrors of                                                                        be transferred to the Bangkok Airport for your
nuclear warfare.                                                                                                    flight home with fond memories of your Rotary
                                                                                                                    Convention experience.
APR 28 BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA
Saturday - Busan is South Korea’s second largest
city, and its principal port. Lovely beaches, scenic
cliffs, mountain panoramas, and hot springs are
all found within the city.




                                                              TIANJIN (BEIJING) CHINA
                                                              Wed-Thu - Beijing’s 13 million official residents
                                                              are a fascinating mix of old and new. Early
                                                              morning taiqi (tai chi) enthusiasts, bearded old
                                                              men with caged songbirds, and amateur Peking
                                                              opera crooners still frequent the city’s many
                                                              charming parks. With two days to visit this
                                                              fascinating city, sign up for one of Silverseas
                                                              tours. You can visit the extraordinary 2000-year-
                                                              old Great Wall of China. Enter the Forbidden
                                                              City, an architectural masterpiece that has been
APR 29 JEJU, SOUTH KOREA                                      off limits to the public for 500 years, and visit
Sunday - Jeju (formerly referred to as Cheju) is              Tiananmen Square.
the capital city of the island of Jejudo, off the
southern coast of South Korea. A volcanic island
with a large crater at the top of Halla mountain
in its centre, Jejudo is a popular vacation spot,
known for its majestic waterfalls, welcoming,
sandy beaches and is also known as ‘the island
of the gods’. Jejudo is home to the Natural World
Heritage site entitled Jejudo Volcanic Island
and Lava Tubes. Look for the dol hareubang,
‘stone grandfathers’ carved from blocks of lava.
Scenic beaches, waterfalls, cliffs and caves lie in
harmony, complemented by the mild weather.


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                                                        Pre – Convention Itinerary: VBC
                                                        Discover Vietnam
                                                        April 26 – May 10

APR 26 DEPART THE US                                   sites. You will also visit the Dong Ba Market, a    Mausoleum, where visitors can pay respects to
Thursday - Depart the US for Saigon, Vietnam.          local market near the Imperial City. (B, D)         the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh. Continue
                                                                                                           through the park to Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House.
APR 27 ARRIVE SAIGON                                   MAY 01 HUE                                          Also enjoy a ride on a cyclo exploring the Old
Friday - Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan        Tuesday - This morning enjoy a leisurely boat       Quarter with a network of narrow alleys and
Son Nhut International Airport, please clear           ride down the Perfume River, stopping first at      shop houses. After lunch, visit the Museum of
government formalities before being met and            the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda, an elegant seven-       Ethnology which brings to life the astonishing
transferred to your hotel. Later you will be taken     tiered octagonal tower which has become Hue’s       ethnic diversity in Vietnam. Late afternoon return
on an exhilarating cyclo (Vietnamese rickshaw)         most widely recognizable monument. Venture          to hotel for time at leisure. (B.L)
ride through the alleys and side streets in            into the countryside around Hue to the Imperial
“Cholon”. Visit Chinese temples, Cha Tam               Tomb of Tu Duc, the longest reigning Vietnamese
Church and Binh Tay Market before returning to         emperor. Afterwards visit the Imperial Tomb of
your hotel. (Meals)                                    Khai Dinh, dramatically located on a hillside.
                                                       (B.D)
APR 28 SAIGON
Saturday - Depart this morning on to the
infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, an important Vietcong
base during the war. After lunch at a local
restaurant, return to Saigon to see the city’s
highlights, beginning with the Reunification
Palace. Afterwards drive to the historic center
visiting Emperor of Jade Pagoda, one of Saigon’s
most interesting pagodas. Finally, end up at the
central Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display
a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing                                                           MAY 04 HANOI
to every taste. Return back to your hotel in late                                                          Friday - Day at leisure. (B)
afternoon. (B.L)                                                                                           Optional full day excursion to Halong Bay will
                                                                                                           be available
APR 29 SAIGON – DANANG - HOI AN
Sunday - Transfer to the airport for your flight                                                           MAY 05 HANOI – BANGKOK
to Danang. On arrival, you will be met and start                                                           Saturday - Transfer to the airport for your flight to
touring in Danang. Visit the Cham Museum,                                                                  Bangkok,Thailand - ‘the City of Angels’!. On arrival,
housing probably the best collection of Cham                                                               please clear government formalities before being
art to be found anywhere in the world. Continue                                                            met and transferred to your Rotary International
on to China Beach, made famous in the American                                                             Convention hotel. The remainder of the day is at
TV series of the same name. Visit the Marble                                                               leisure. (B)
Mountains, consisting of five stone hillocks, once
islands, made of marble. Each is said to represent                                                         MAY 06-09 ROTARY CONVENTION
one of the five elements of the universe. Last                                                             Each tour includes the Rotary International
stop is at the Tam Than, located in Marble                                                                 ConventionWelcome to the 103rd Rotary
Mountain near Thuy Son. Late afternoon arrive          MAY 02 HUE - HANOI                                  International Convention. Please see Page 1 for
to Hoi An and enjoy a walking tour of the old          Wednesday - Transfer to the airport for your        details on what is included. (B)
quarter. Return to your hotel after tour. (B.L)        flight to Hanoi. On arrival you will be met and
                                                       transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day   MAY 10 BANGKOK/HOME CITY
APR 30 HOI AN – HUE                                    is at leisure to settle into your hotel and start   Thursday - After breakfast this morning, you will
Monday - From Hoi An journey north past                exploring this charming city independently.         be transferred to the Bangkok Airport for your
Danang, passing Lang Co, a lovely stretch of           This evening, after dinner at a local restaurant,   flight home with fond memories of your Rotary
beach curving outwards between a clear blue            enjoy the unique Water Puppets Show, an art         Convention experience. (B)
lagoon and the South China Sea. Continue along         performance originated in Northern Vietnam.
steep mountainous roads with spectacular views         (D)
of the coastline before arriving in Hue, one of
the most beautiful cities in Vietnam. It houses        MAY 03 HANOI
ancient temples, imperial buildings and French-        Thursday - Depart this morning on a full day
style edifices. Start your discovery with a visit to   sightseeing tour of Hanoi. Although it is the
the Old Imperial City. It is a vast complex built      modern-day capital of Vietnam, Hanoi still
in the early 19th century and modeled after the        retains the mystery and charm of past centuries.
Forbidden City of Peking. Enter into an area of        Begin your day visiting the Temple of Literature,
spacious courtyards and serene lotus ponds, and        founded in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius.
visit Thai Hoa Palace, the magnificently decorated     Continue to the miniature One Pillar Pagoda built
reception hall, the Halls of the Mandarins, and        by Emperor Ly Thai Tong on a single stone pillar
the original Nine Dynastic Urns, among other           to resemble a lotus blossom. Visit Ho Chi Minh

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                                                      Pre – Convention Itinerary: CBC
                                                      Amazing Thailand
                                                      April 30 – May 10


APR 30 DEPART THE US                                an hour. Continue your journey on the bamboo            MAY 05 CHIANG MAI – BANGKOK
Monday - Depart the US on your flight to Bangkok,   rafts down the Mae Tang River. Lunch will be            Saturday - Transfer to the airport for your flight
Thailand.                                           provided at the Orchid Farm, where you can see          to Bangkok, Thailand - ‘the City of Angels’!. On
                                                    and purchase beautiful plants. (B,L)                    arrival, please clear government formalities
MAY 01 ARRIVE BANGKOK                                                                                       before being met and transferred to your Rotary
Tuesday - Welcome to Bangkok. On arrival, please                                                            International Convention hotel.The remainder of
clear government formalities before being met                                                               the day is at leisure. (B)
and transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure.
                                                                                                            MAY 06-09 ROTARY CONVENTION
MAY 02 CHIANG MAI                                                                                           Welcome to the 103rd Rotary International
Wednesday - Transfer to the airport for your                                                                Convention. Please see Page 1 for details on what
flight to lovely Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the                                                               is included. (B)
North”, home to friendly people, unique art and
architecture and superb shopping. Upon arrival                                                              MAY 10 BANGKOK/HOME CITY
you will be met and transferred to your hotel.      MAY 04 CHIANG MAI                                       Thursday - After breakfast this morning, you will
The remainder of the day and evening are free to    Friday - Depart for your morning tour to the            be transferred to the Bangkok Airport for your
enjoy at your leisure. (B)                          beautiful hill temple of Doi Suthep, one of the         flight home with fond memories of your Rotary
                                                    country’s most revered destinations. Continue           Convention experience. (B)
MAY 03 CHIANG MAI                                   with a visit to a traditional Meo (Hmong) Hill
Thursday - Today you will visit the Mae Tamarn      Tribe village formed by clusters of houses built
elephant Camp, which will provide you with          on stilts. Each local village shelters a distinct
an idea of how these huge animals are trained       tribe, each preserving unique culture. Afternoon
in the jungles. Your soft adventure begins with     at leisure. This evening enjoy the traditional
riding these elephants through the jungle for       Khantoke dinner and show. (B,D)


                                                      Post – Convention Itinerary: BCS
                                                      Angkor Wat - 8th Wonder
                                                      May 04 – 13

MAY 04-09 ROTARY CONVENTION
Depart the US for Bangkok, Thailand, site of the 103rd annual Rotary            MAY 11 SIEM REAP
International Convention. See Page 1 for details on what is included.           Friday - Continue with your guided tour of the Angkor Wat conservation
                                                                                area. Its most important monuments include the Bayon, Baphuon, the
MAY 10 BANGKOK – SIEM REAP                                                      Terrace of Elephants and the one of the Leper King and Phimeanakas with
Thursday - Transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon           its Royal Enclosure. Also, visit several other unforgettable sites such as
arrival in Siem Reap you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Later       Prasat Kravan, the Banteay Kdei Temple, Sras Srang, Ta Prohm, Ta Keo and
you will depart on a sightseeing tour of Angkor Wat, one of the wonders         Thommanon. Return to your hotel this afternoon with the balance of the
of the ancient world. Built in 802 a.d. at the height of Khmer Empire, it       day at your leisure. (B.L)
was once home to over a million people. Your tour includes visits to the
stunning Angkor Wat and to shrines and buildings such as Preah Khan and         MAY 12 SIEM REAP – BANGKOK
the temple of Banteay Srei. Conclude your tour at Phnom Bakheng for an          Saturday - Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangkok, transfer to your
unforgettable sunset over Angkor. (B.L)                                         hotel for overnight. (B)

Note: With immediate effect, the Apsara authority now requires                  MAY 13 DEPART BANGKOK
all visitors to have their photos taken right at the checkpoint to
Angkor temple complex. Photos prepared in advance by visitors
are no longer accepted.




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                                                        Post – Convention Itinerary: CYB
                                                        China & Yangtze River Cruise
                                                        May 4 – May 20

MAY 04-09 ROTARY CONVENTION                           is actually just a part of the emperor’s project to    MAY 18 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE -
Depart the US for Bangkok, Thailand, site of the      rebuild a huge empire in the afterlife. Admire         SHANGHAI
103rd annual Rotary International Convention.         the over 6,000 hand-molded infantry in battle          Friday - Upon arrival in Yang Jia Wang, board
See Page 1 for details on what is included.           formation. Continue to the Provincial Museum,          a bus and drive to the Three Gorges Dam, the
                                                      possibly China’s finest. Items of its unrivalled       world’s largest and most ambitious hydroelectric
MAY 10 BANGKOK - BEJIING                              collections are displayed chronologically from         and construction project before returning
Thursday - Transfer to the airport for your flight    Shang to Tang dynasty. You will also visit the         aboard and heading to Yichang. Upon docking
to Bejiing- China’s political and cultural heart.     Great Mosque; the oldest, largest and best-            and disembarkation you will be met and assisted
After clearing government formalities at Beijing’s    preserved Islamic mosque in China. Tonight,            by our associate and transported to the airport
Capital International Airport, you will be met and    enjoy a special Tang Dynasty Dinner & Theater          for your flight to Shanghai. On arrival you will be
transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the       performance. (B.L.SD)                                  met and transferred to your hotel.The remainder
day is at leisure to explore your surroundings.                                                              of the day is at leisure to explore this vibrant city.
(B)                                                                                                          (B)

MAY 11 BEIJING                                                                                               MAY 19 SHANGHAI
Friday - Depart on a full day sightseeing tour
of Beijing’s highlights. Begin at the sprawling
Tiananmen Square. From the “Gate of Heavenly
Peace”; once reserved almost exclusively to
the emperors, enter the Forbidden City with
its immense complex of red-walled buildings
and elaborate pavilions. After lunch at a local
restaurant, drive outside the city to the shores
of the Kunming Lake for a visit to the fabled
Summer Palace, built by the eccentric Empress
Dowager Chi Xi. This evening enjoy a Peking
Duck dinner at the Qianmen Quanjude Roast
Duck Restaurant followed by a Kung Fu Show.
                                                      MAY 15 XIAN – CHONGQING
(B.L.SD)
                                                      Tuesday - Transfer to the airport for your flight to
                                                                                                             Saturday - Depart on a full day tour of Shanghai,
                                                      Chongqing. Upon arrival at Chongqing Airport
MAY 12 BEIJING                                        you will be taken on an introductory city tour
                                                                                                             an exciting metropolis offering fascinating
Saturday - Drive outside of the city limits for a                                                            blends of traditional Chinese and contemporary
                                                      of Chongqing, gateway to the Yangtze River set
full day of sightseeing; tour the Great Wall – one                                                           architecture. Your sightseeing includes a visit
                                                      against steep mountains. You will visit the Zoo
of China’s most magnificent sights. Spend time                                                               to the ancient Yu Yuan (Garden of Peace and
                                                      to see the giant Pandas. After dinner at a local
walking the ramparts of this ancient wonder                                                                  Comfort). Visit the Jade Buddha Temple - an
                                                      restaurant, you will be transported to the pier
and enjoy memorable views of the surrounding                                                                 active monastery housing two wonderful white
                                                      and embark on your Victoria Cruise ship for a
landscape. Next, continue along the Sacred Path                                                              jade Buddhas, each carved from an individual
                                                      three-night cruise on the mighty Yangtze, cradle
to the elaborate Changling Tombs - the largest                                                               slab of stone. This evening enjoy a Shanghai
                                                      of the ancient Chinese civilization. The cruise
and best preserved of the 13 Ming Tombs. In                                                                  cuisine dinner followed by an acrobatic show at
                                                      departs later in the evening. (D)
addition to the palace, there is an underground                                                              the ERA theatre. (B.L.D)
burial chamber. (B.L)
                                                      MAY 16 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE:
                                                                                                             MAY 20 SHANGHAI – HOME CITY
                                                      FENGDU
MAY 13 BEIJING – XIAN                                 Wednesday - As your ship sails downstream,
                                                                                                             Sunday - After breakfast this morning, you will
Sunday - Morning visit to the fascinating Temple                                                             be transferred to the Shanghai Airport for your
                                                      begin your fascinating discovery of the Yangtze
of Heaven, an enormous complex where each                                                                    flight home with fond memories of your Rotary
                                                      River, with its mystical beauty and awe-inspiring
winter solstice, emperors lead processions                                                                   Convention experience. (B)
                                                      scenery. Enjoy the excursion today to Shibaozhai
for rich harvests. Later you will be transferred
                                                      – representing one of the gems of China
to the airport for your flight to Xian - “City of
                                                      architecture along the banks of the Yangtze
Everlasting Peace” and China’s ancient capital
                                                      River. (B.L.D)
for eleven dynasties. On arrival you will be met
and transferred to your hotel. The remainder
of the day is at leisure to begin exploring the
                                                      MAY 17 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
                                                      Thursday - Wondrous views await you today as
city – site of some of China’s most significant
                                                      the ship passes through the celebrated Qutang
archaeological discoveries. (B)
                                                      Gorge and Wu Gorge. Enjoy an excursion to the
                                                      Daning River (or Shennong Stream) and later,
MAY 14 XIAN                                           board a sampan for a ride up to the Ma Du River
Monday - Drive through the countryside to
                                                      to visit the picturesque “Mini Gorges”. Return
see Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s tomb and his
                                                      aboard your vessel after your tour for time at
magnificent Terra Cotta Army.This vast collection
                                                      your leisure. (B.L.D)
of entombed life size soldiers, horses and chariots



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                                                                     Post – Convention Itinerary: BCBP-01
                                                                     Extraordinary Bhutan
                                                                     May 4 - 14

  Bhutan is one of the world’s most extraordinary                  visiting the other highlights of Bhutan. You will               MAY 13 PARO
  and unique tourist destinations.The distinctive                  continue your drive south to Lungtenzampa to                    Sunday - Today, your trekking tour begins with a
  culture and life-style has been meticulously                     visit the Royal silversmith and the Bhutanese                   gentle ascent through undisturbed pine forests.
  preserved - its ancient ways are completely                      Paper factory. (B.L.D)                                          The trail continues through an enchanting valley
  untouched by outside influences. This is                                                                                         where you can view the Taktsang Monastery
  a destination for flexible, inquisitive and                                                                                      (Tiger’s Lair). Built in 1600s, this incredible
  adventurous travelers who are not adversely                                                                                      monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock
  affected by high altitudes.                                                                                                      cliff. The history states the Tantric mystic who
                                                                                                                                   brought Buddhism to Bhutan, landed here on the
  MAY 10                                                                                                                           back of a flying tiger. Looking at the monastery,
  BANGKOK – PARO - THIMPU                                                                                                          flying tigers doesn’t seem so impossible after all.
  Thursday - Transfer to the airport for your flight                                                                               Lunch will be served at the cafeteria. (B.L.D)
  to Paro. The views will be a befitting introduction
  to the spectacular beauty of Bhutan. On arrival                                                                                  MAY 14 DEPART PARO
  you will be met and assisted then drive to                                                                                       Monday - Morning drive to Paro International
  Thimphu, the capital city (2500 meter / 8200 ft).                                                                                Airport for your flight home with fond memories
  If time permits, you will have sightseeing around                                                                                of your Rotary Convention experience. (B)
  the capital valley or stroll through the market on
  your own. (D)
                                                                   MAY 12 THIMPHU - PARO
  MAY 11 THIMPHU                                                   Saturday - Morning drive to Paro. Stop at
  Friday - Today you will visit the Memorial                       Drukgyal Dzong for a breathtaking view of
  Chorten; drive to Motithang for a bird’s eye view                Mount Chomolhari. During the drive you will
  of the capital city. Continue to the zoo to see the              visit Satsam Chorten and Kyichu Lhakhang.
  strange looking animal known as Takin. Drive to                  After lunch at a local restaurant in Paro, tour the
  Drubthop Lhakhang, the nunnery temple. Return                    National Museum of Bhutan, (Ta Dzong) with its
  to town for lunch at a local restaurant before                   wealth of ancient relics. (B.L.D)


Terms and Conditions: Please Read Carefully                       Meals Included as Indicated: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=          given for any missed transfers, sightseeing, accommodations,
(For the most up to date terms, please visit our web site at      Dinner CKTL= Cocktail Reception, SD= Show and Dinner             services, meals or voluntary absence from a tour.
www.hamdenrotary.org)                                             Single Supplement: Single Reservations require an                Responsibility: Each passenger making reservations for
Deposits and Payment: A deposit of $1000 per person               additional charge as indicated in the tour pricing.              or participating in any of the Hamden, CT Rotary Club
should be made immediately to secure your space. Please           Final Payment: Payment of final balance in US Funds is           Convention tours understands and agrees to all terms,
make checks payable to “Hamden, CT Rotary Club Tours”.            due by January 31, 2012.                                         conditions, and limitations set forth in this brochure.
All prices in our brochure reflect a 3% discount for check        Not Included: Airline taxes,passport fees,fees or surcharges,    In endeavoring to make arrangements with various
payments only. If paying by Visa, MasterCard or American          any items of a personal nature, meals not specifically listed,   persons, firms and corporations for the services and
Express the discounted price will not apply.                      telephone calls or incidental hotel charges.                     accommodations described in this brochure, the Rotary
The Price & What It Includes: When traveling on one               Air Transportation: Airfare will be booked at lowest             Club of Hamden Foundation. Inc. and/or TLG Travel
of our entire tour itineraries, including our air, we provide     available rates. In most cases, you will accrue frequent flier   Services act strictly as agents for the air carriers, in the case
free transfers of persons and baggage between the airport         mileage. Should you not be able to accrue mileage we will        of air transportation, and agents for the tour operators in
and our hotels. Taxes and service charges are included as         notify you at time of booking. Air transportation quotes are     the case of all other services. TLG Travel Services and The
they relate to baggage at airports and hotels.Tipping is also     based on economy class transportation. Should you desire         Rotary Club of Hamden Foundation, Inc., as agents, shall
included for meals and parties included in the itinerary          First or Business Class transportation we will be happy to       not be responsible or liable for, and expressly disclaims any
except cruises and cruise tours. Please note that tour prices     arrange it for you at a supplemental cost.                       responsibility for, any costs, injury, expenses or damage to
change in accordance with Rotary Registration increases.          Land Only: Should you choose a land-only option, you will        person or property which results, directly or indirectly from
R.I. Convention Registration: is included in your tour            forfeit any meet and greet assistance and roundtrip transfers    any act, whether negligent or otherwise, of commission or
cost based on a Rotarian couple as defined by Rotary              from the airport to the hotel.                                   omission, including but not limited to delays of any person,
International. Non-Rotarian couples will be charged               Baggage: Most flights allow two checked bags per person          firm or corporation, which is to, or does provide products
accordingly. Badges and documents will be delivered to your       not to exceed 50 pounds each. Neither bag may exceed 62          or services in connection with these trips, including but
Bangkok Hotels. Costs for Host Committee special events           inches, plus one carry on bag that must fit in the overhead      not limited to transportation, (whether by land, sea or air)
are not included. TLG Travel Services and Rotary Club of          or beneath the seat. As these allowances may fluctuate           lodging, food and beverage, entertainment, sightseeing,
Hamden Foundation, Inc. cannot accept responsibility for          between carriers we recommend that each person limit             luggage handling, tour guiding or escorting. TLG Travel
special event tickets or accuracy of spelling on Convention       himself to one suitcase and one carry-on bag. Any baggage        Services or the Rotary Club of Hamden Foundation Inc.
Badges.                                                           charges are at the passenger’s own expense. Supplemental         reserves the right to decline, accept, or retain, at any time or
Travel Insurance: Tour Cancellation/Interruption                  baggage insurance is highly recommended if you do not            for any reason, any person as a participant on these tours.
Insurance is highly recommended. Ask your tour planner            already have this coverage in a homeowner’s policy. Please       Not responsible for typographical errors.
for an application.                                               inquire for more details, as we cannot be held responsible
Minimum Group Size: All tour prices are based on a                for lost or damaged luggage or personal items.                   Hamden Rotary Club Tours are not sponsored by or affiliated
minimum of 20 passengers.                                         Cancellations: must be made in writing to Hamden, CT             with Rotary International. All travel arrangements have
Changes to Tour Itineraries: Hamden, CT Rotary Club               Rotary Club Tours 111 Township Line Road, Jenkintown, PA         been planned and organized by TLG Travel Services, acting
Tours is entitled to make any changes, modifications or           19046. From time of deposit until January 31, 2012 a $750        as agents for the airline carriers, tour operators and other
deletions with respect to the Tour Program described in           per person penalty will apply. From February 1-March 11,         vendors supplying services for these tours. Neither Rotary
the itinerary, if said alterations are considered necessary for   2012 a 25% penalty will apply. From March 12-April 1, 2012       International or the Rotary Club of Hamden Foundation,
the group’s comfort and welfare. If any hotels listed in this     a 50% penalty will apply. From April 1 on a 100% penalty         Inc. assumes any liability or is providing any services with
brochure become unavailable, comparable substitutions             will apply.                                                      respect to these tours.
will be made.                                                     Refunds: Once your trip has commenced, no refund can be



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                         HAMDEN ROTARY CLUB TOURS’ INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION REGISTRATION FORM
               You may register by going online to http://www.hamdenrotaryclubtours.com/registration
              or by completing this form and either mailing or faxing with check or credit card information. Please type or print.

Hamden Rotary Club Tours
c/o TLG Travel                                                           BY COMPLETING THIS FORM, YOU WILL NOT NEED
111 Township Line Road                                                    TO COMPLETE EITHER THE RI REGISTRATION OR
Jenkintown, Pa. 19046
Phone: 800-223-3863 x 1111                                                          THE RI HOUSING FORM
Fax: 215-379-6834
Enclosed is my deposit of US $1000 per person. I understand that the tour price includes all hotel accommodations including a Bangkok, Thailand
Convention hotel, Rotary International Convention registration fee, all group transfers, hotel taxes, baggage handling, guides, meals, cocktail reception
as indicated in each itinerary, and all sightseeing and professional tour escorts. All rates are quoted as double occupancy (2 people to a room). Single
reservations require a supplement. All payments must be made in United States Dollars.

                                                            CANCELLATION INSURANCE
I understand that there are cancellation penalties associated with this tour as outlined in the “Term & Conditions” section on page 7. Hamden Rotary
Club Tours and TLG Travel recommend that each participant purchase cancellation protection insurance. The cost for insurance coverage will be
provided as part of your Welcome Packet upon processing your registration.
                                                  Please Check One of the Following Boxes and Sign Below
                    I wish to purchase cancellation protection insurance.      I decline to purchase cancellation protection insurance.

                                                     __________________________________________
                                                               SIGNATURE REQUIRED


TOUR CHOICE: _________________(enter tour code #) CONVENTION HOTEL CHOICE: ___________________________________
DEPARTURE AIRPORT PREFERENCE 1._________________ 2._______________________ 3. _____________________________


Traveler #1_____________________________________ Badge Name__________________________ Birth Date ______________
(Full legal name as it appears on passport -no nicknames) Use of any name other than legal name will result in airline change penalties.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Primary Address (No P.O. Boxes Accepted)                      City/State or Country/Postal Code
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Phone __________________________ Cell Phone __________________________ Email ________________________________
Rotary District ____________________________________                    Rotary Club Name _________________________________________
Rotary Classification _________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                          _____________________DG Year
Rotary Office 2010-2011__________________________ Rotary Office 2011-2012 _


Traveler #2_____________________________________ Badge Name__________________________ Birth Date ______________
(Full legal name as it appears on passport -no nicknames) Use of any name other than legal name will result in airline change penalties.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Primary Address (No P.O. Boxes Accepted)                      City/State or Country/Postal Code
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Phone __________________________ Cell Phone __________________________ Email _________________________________
Rotary District _______________________________ Rotary Club Name _______________________________________________
Rotary Classification _________________________________________________________________________________________
Rotary Office 2010-2011_____________________________ Rotary Office 2011-2012 __________________DG Year


Total Amount Enclosed:_________________ OR Charge my MasterCard or Visa Card #
Name as it appears on credit card __________________________________________________________________________________
Address for Credit Card if different from above ____________________________________________________________________
Expiration Date_________________Security Code_________ Signature________________________________________________

How did you hear about us? ___________________________________________________________________________________

				
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