Exceptional East

East Tour

Do you wish to explore alone great landmarks without a stopwatch attached to you? Or do you want to be enlightened and get the best out of the tour. Do whatever you like at whatever pace you like! Nobody would rush you or urge you... because this tour is for you.

Day 01

Colombo - New York

Pick up from JFK airport and transfer to hotel
Check in to the hotel

Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Doubletree/Radisson/Hotel Somerset/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Hilton Garden/Holiday Inn or similar

Day 02

New York

Three Options West Point Military Academy You can choose one of the two options as today’s

Option A: Woodbury Outlets and West Point Academy
Visit the oldest military academy of the United States at West Point, which educates more U.S. Army officers than any other institution. Shop till you drop at the Woodbury Common, a shopaholic’s dreamland -- designer clothing at bargain prices!

Option B: Tour with Flexibility in New York City
Do you want to personally experience landmarks such as the Grand Central Station and Broadway theaters of various musical shows? Do whatever you like at whatever pace you like! Nobody would rush you or urge you. Totally self-guided and 100% freedom. Depart from hotel, we drive you to Chinatown. You have your free time to visit this city by yourself. Please go back to Chinatown in time to get bus for hotel. Option C: Atlantic City Tour
Do you want to relax with the gorgeous scenic view of the Garden State on your comfortable casino bus to Atlantic City, and enjoy your day with a stroll on the boardwalk and the “ocean” of slot machines and game tables

Day 03

New York City Tour (Full Day)

New York At first glance New York may seem too overwhelming, but our highly organized tour is designed to give you a taste of the Capital of the World, with much of the City's best in architecture, museums, history, shopping and fun! Just a few of the highlights you are going to see with us: Wall Street and its symbolic Charging Bull, cruise on the Hudson river to take photographs with Stature of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge, panoramic view of the whole city including Central Park from the observatory deck on Empire State Building, a guided tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an exploration of the newly transformed USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, and taking pictures with hundreds of elites’ wax figure in Madame Tussauds’ Museum. In addition, you may also pass by United Nations Headquarters, the Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue and the brand new Freedom Tower on your motor coach.

Day 04

New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC

Philadelphia Yes, it will be a special moment: you will be standing exactly at the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. The original Bell, with its distinctive crack, is now on display across the street in the Liberty Bell Center. As the birthplace and the second capital city of this nation, Philadelphia is so historical. 150 miles south away is located our new capital – Washington, D.C. While the White House remains closed to the public, feel free to take photos from its outside. Besides stepping onto Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, our motor coach takes you in town passing by the splendid Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial. The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, located in the same area called national Mall as the Capitol Hill, holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world in 161,145 square feet of exhibition floor space. Still, you surely do not want to miss the opportunity to take our exclusive cruise on Potomac River to explore some best kept secrets in town!

Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Radisson/Wyndham/Four Points/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Metro Points/ Tremont Plaza or similar

Day 05

Washington D.C - Corning Glass Center - Niagara Falls Night View

Corning Glass Center Driving through the hilly Pennsylvania and New York State, the several hours of ride becomes a perfect time to enjoy the rural scenes. Corning Museum of Glass, which maintains the most comprehensive collection of historic and art glass in the world: 35,000 glass pieces representing 35 centuries of glass craftsmanship. In addition, enjoy the hot glass show performed by some most experienced technicians. Amazed by the deafening roar of both the American and the Horseshoe Falls, you are strolling in the State Park with the mist from both falls spraying up in your face. Maid of the Mist takes you all the way into the water. Catch "Niagara: Legends of Adventure," a dramatic 45-minute IMAX film on the new 45X25-foot screen. Then you can choose either to stay in the Falls Park for self exploration until returning to the hotel or have an in-depth tour ($25/Adult) by visiting the Hydropower Station and Old Fort Niagara. Nobody than the Native Americans know better about how strategic Niagara Falls’ location is, and the Europeans learned it in the hard way! Come to the Old Fort Niagara, it will give you all the insights 99% tourists would never discover. (The completeness of night view on certain summer evenings may be limited or not available due to late sunset time and US Federal Government regulations on driving hours.)

Optional Tour
Indian Cultural Show in Nigara Falls that lasts approximately 50 minutes
(Adult): $20.00 , Child(6-12): $13.00)

Hotel: Adam’s Mark/Radisson/ R.I.T/ Rochester Plaza/ Park Plaza//Holiday Inn/Clarion Hotel or similar

Day 06

Niagara Falls - Boston

Niagara Falls Enjoying the fantastic view of the rivers and mountains in central New York on our comfortable tour bus, you are on the way to Boston. As the Cultural Capital, it has so many “firsts” in the country. Among them is the oldest university – Harvard. How did get its name? Is there a real Mr. Harvard? Together with MIT, it has made the town Cambridge even more famous than its counterpart in UK! Passing by the Trinity Church, Public Library, Prudential Tower, and Boston Common, it comes time for dinner. Remember: our cultural capital is also famous for its fresh lobsters!

Hotel: Sheraton/ DoubleTree/Radisson/Courtyard/Four Points/Wyndham/Holiday Inn or similar

Day 07

Boston - Rhode Island - Plymouth Rock - Boston

Rhode IslandTake the harbor cruise and enjoy the fantastic view of this historic city. Have a real Bostonian lunch at the Quincy Market, pass by the Mayflower boat in Plymouth carrying the first group of pilgrims arrived in 1620 and reach the Breakers, Newport (Rhode Island)’s most magnificent mansion in the afternoon. Inside it, many stories are waiting for you to explore the glory of Vanderbilt’s family.

Hotel: Sheraton/ DoubleTree/Radisson/Courtyard/Four Points/Wyndham/Holiday Inn or similar

Day 08

Boston- Yale University - 5th Ave Shopping

Boston Head to Connecticut, and enjoy a brief visit of Yale University, the third oldest college located in a beautiful college town. Half a dozen of U.S. presidents studied in the top ranked institution. Arrive in NYC by the early evening, and you may want to focus on the luxurious Fifth Avenue stores. Or you may enjoy the Broadway show after 7PM, and back to the hotel at your own expense. The show ticket reservation and the transportation back to hotel can be also arranged by the tour guide: an unforgettable New York experience

Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Doubletree/Radisson/Hotel Somerset/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Hilton Garden/Holiday Inn or similar

Day 09

New York – Colombo West Point - Woodbury Outlets

Visit the oldest military academy of the United States at West Point, which educates more U.S. Army officers than any other institution. Shop till you drop at the Woodbury Common, a shopaholic’s dreamland -- designer clothing at bargain prices! So many world famous brands are available at up to 70% off discount! If you do prefer to shop, it is OK to skip the West Point Academy.

Later evening transfer to the airport for departure flight or you can extant your stay in JFK

Day 09

CEIBA TOPS (B,L,D)

Morning boat ride, spotting for dolphins, to visit a small village of Yagua Indians where your guide will explain the Yagua Indian culture and how it was affected by the arrival of Europeans and the passing of time. There will also be an opportunity to see some of the local crafts and for a demonstration of the blowgun which some of the Yagua elders still use for hunting. Afternoon walking excursion to the neighboring town of Indiana. Originally a Franciscan mission, Indiana has grown into a large river community with its own market, high school and small hospital.

Day 10

CEIBA TOPS (B,L,D)

Early morning departure from Ceiba Tops by boat to the narrow motorcar crossing connecting the Amazon and Napo Rivers to continue by boat to ExplorNapo Lodge for breakfast. Hike to the spectacular Canopy Walkway spanning over 500 meters (one-third of a mile), connected by tree platforms, and reaching a height of over 35 meters (115 feet) but accessible without any type of climbing skill or equipment. After lunch, visit the "ReNuPeRu" Ethnobotanical Garden where over 240 medicinal plants are cultivated by a local shaman who will explain the nature of Amazonian natural healing and the uses of some of the plants. Return to Ceiba Tops in time to enjoy the pool or hammocks before dinner.

Day 11

CEIBA TOPS – LIMA (B)

Your choice of a morning walking or boating excursion to further enjoy the rainforest and Amazon River or time to relax by the pool until departure time. Afternoon transfer to Iquitos and to the airport.