☆ Hand-picked 5-Star Hotel Accommodations ☆ Ascend to the top of Burj Khalifa and enjoy the birds’ eye view from the tallest building in the world. ☆ Catch the excitement of the most stunning and dynamic evening Dubai fountain show with lights and music. ☆ Feast your nose and eyes with aroma and glitz in the age-old Dubai spice souk and gold souk. ☆ Discover the imposing man-made Jumeirah Palm Island in the ocean. ☆ Go for a desert safari in a 4X4 cruiser and watch traditional dance performance with dinner. ☆ Visit the masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture-the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ☆ Visit 1 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site .
Tour Code: USID07
Optional Features and Upgrades: Since the seats are limited, we recommend you to choose optional and extension programs at the time of booking:
1. Round-trip international flight from New York (All Airports) / San Francisco / Boston / Miami to Dubai for NO additional charge
The following departure cities are available for an additional charge:
Toronto / Montreal / Vancouver
Chicago / Orlando / Los Angeles / Seattle
Detroit / Dallas/ Philadelphia / Las Vegas / San Diego / Fort Lauderdale / Houston / Atlanta / Austin / Charlotte / Denver / Memphis / Milwaukee / San Jose / Phoenix / Portland / Sacramento / San Antonio / Oklahoma / Ottawa / Quebec / Halifax / Edmonton / Saskatoon / Winnipeg / Calgary
Land only package without round-trip international flight ticket: minus U$500/person
2. Hand-picked 5-star hotel accommodations
3. Sightseeing admission fees as listed on the agenda
4. Food as specified on the itinerary
5. Special cultural programs as specified in the schedule
6. Professional English speaking local tour expert
5. Single supplement fee: U$600 (*Our tour price is based on double occupancy and if a single passenger is traveling solo and not sharing room with any roommate for the entire trip, a single supplement fee is charged. If a passenger shares a room with travel partner(s) on the tour, such fee is waived.)
6.Tourist Tax (“Tourism Dirham” imposed by Dubai government must be paid directly by guests to the hotel when checking out. The fee is AED 20 (approx. U$5) per room per night)
ALL PRICES ARE IN USD
1. Deposit: U$600/person at the time of booking
2. Final Payment: 150 days prior to the trip departure
☆ 10 - 24 people in each group
HOTEL UPGRADE** (SEE HOTEL SECTION FOR DETAILS):
☆ Luxury 5-Star Hotel Upgrade: U$3199/person【Early Bird Price U$1999/person】
FLIGHT UPGRADE** TO BUSINESS CLASS (BEFORE FINAL PAYMENT):
☆ Business Class Flight Upgrade (only available for the International round-trip flight between North America and Dubai): Please contact us for pricing and availability
*Gratuities for tour director/local guide or driver are not included in the package price and if you are happy with their outstanding services, we recommend a tipping guideline: $15 per person per day for the guide and $ 5 per person per day for the driver. If you find the service is exceptional, feel free to tip additionally. Please keep in mind that the amount of appreciation is always at your discretion and we thank you for your generosity and kindness. Should you wish to settle your tipping money before the trip by using credit card, you may do so in your account.
**Since the seats are limited, we recommend you to choose upgrades at the time of booking.
Depart for the United Arab Emirates
Onboard international flight from USA.
Upon arrival, our friendly local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.
Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architectures blended with Arabic history and culture.
After breakfast, visit Dubai's signature landmarkBurj Al Arab, the celebrated sail-shaped hotel erecting in the Persian Gulf, connectedby a bridge withthe sea shore. Designed by Atkins as the first 7-star ultraluxury hotel in the world, the Burj Al Arab, also named” Arab Star”, the “Tower of Arab”, has been nominated to be the first place of the global top 10 most deluxe hotels by “Conde Nast Traveler”. Continue our journey to touch down on theJumeirah Palm,the worldfirst artificialisland in the ocean innovatively constructed as if it were a palm tree floating on water.Board themonorail and ride to the tiptop of the palm tree.En route, admire the perfectly designed villas and houses on each branch of thepalm. Disembark and you will see the grand and posh Atlantis Palm Resort standing in front of you surrounded by turquoise ocean, white beach and the Lost Chambers of Aquarium. Next, you will be bused tothe 2716ft/828m high, the world tallestbuilding,162-storyBurj Khalifa, a masterpiece of the famed SOM. Take a super high-speed escalatorto the observation deck – “At the Top Sky” on the 124thfloor in 59 seconds. This is your WOW moment to enjoy the azure ocean, golden desert, towering minarets and miracleskyline 1820ft/555m abovethe ground. Head to the gigantic commercial complex-Dubai Mall which is believed to be the largest mall in the worldhousing big brands,boutique stores, gift shops, food court, Michelin restaurants, amusement arcade, movie theaters, ice rink and, to your surprise, a hugeMall Aquarium. This two-floor high indoor aquarium is unimaginably built inside a shopping center resembling natural underwater scenery. Your last highlight of the day is watching the Dubai Fountain Show on the Burj Khalifa Lake which is a must on the agenda for travelers from all over the world. Animated with performances set to light and music, Dubai Fountain is by far the largest and tallest of its kind worldwide visible from some 20mi/32km away. Free up your energy and shake a leg to the dynamic rhythm of the “Dance of Water”.
Return to the hotel and relax.
Today, unlike the Bur Dubai yesterday, we are going to venture in the Deira Dubai which is the old section of town where the traditional life style has been well preserved. Dubai was a small fishing village but because of the prime location and easy transportation, this place has been the trade and wholesale hub for spices, jewelry and textilein the Middle East for a long history. Join our group to walk through thehustle and bustle Fabric Market where the locals often come for picking their favorite materials, choosing various accessories and having apparel custom-made. Jump into a Water Taxi Abra with the natives to ride across the Dubai Creek and call on the Dubai Spice Souk, an inviting place full of colorful, aromatic ingredients and herbs. Wander along the narrow alleyways lined with stalls offering all kinds of spices and additives from the Middle East and as far as India. If you are so curious, pinch and taste the flavors and ask for the recipes from the friendly vendors as you explore this fragrant marketplace. Dubai Gold Souk is another must-see spot not far from the spice bazaar where you have more small passages to discover. The stores here expose travelers to an endless array of stylish gems, silver, platinum and of course gold from around the world that attract dealers and brokers in large numbers every year. There must be something to your liking from the range of products here and get ready to practice your bargaining skills with these outlet owners and select a piece of keepsake to take home. Follow our guide to meet our bus via Perfume Souk. Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort is our next program to obtain an overall picture of what the city was like in the past. Bastakiya Quarter is a historical district where old wind-towered houses of wealthy merchants are still in good shape. If you wish to know more about the city behind all the looming skyscrapers, step in the art gallery, thecafé, and Sheikh Mohammed Centreto learn how Dubai emerged from a small unknown town to such a futuristic cosmopolitan metropolis within 50 years. Meet and chat with your host at this old neighborhood about the traditions and history of the city followed by a lunch of authentic Emirati cuisine.
Come back to the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure or you are welcome to opt for our optional Dubai by Night excursion.
Optional Tour: Dubai by Night with dinner U$109/person
Board the ArabianDhow Cruise with fellow travelers to admire sparkling Dubai landmarks all lit up at night. Enjoy dinner onboard with live entertainment/music. On the way back to hotel, make a photo stop at the flashy Dubai Frame shining in the evening, symbolizing the promising future of Dubai.
Approximate boat ride duration is 2 hours.
Today you can explore Dubai on your own or join us for an amazingoptional journey with special dinner included.
Optional Tour: Al Sharjah city tour and Desert Safari with dinner show U$109/person
Start off your adventureby touring Al Sharjah, the third largest city of UAE. Taking pride in some notable museums, mosques and heritage sites, Sharjah is also named the “Cultural Capital of Arabic World” by UNESCO . Photo stop at Cultural Square, the city center encircled by Royal Palace, Royal Mosque, public library and cultural center. Immerse yourself in the Museum of Islamic Civilization featuring 5000 pieces of antiquities showcasing the Islamic history, culture, religion, tradition and art. Step in Bait Al Nabooda House which was built in the mid-19th century as a residence and get a glimpse of how the wealthy pearl merchant lived back then. Short drive back to Dubai Emirates Mall where you could go skiing in SKI Dubai, the world largest indoor ski field. Afternoon excursion will be set off by jumpingon a 4X4 vehicle with our skilled professional driver and moving on to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Take part in the heart-beating dune bashing ride, quad biking and sandboarding. Make a quick stop on the highest sand dune for photo ops of the spectacular sunset. Proceed to thecamel farm located in the heart of the desert and hop a camel for a ride across the desert to a Bedouin Campsite where you are invited to participate in various cultural activities like henna painting, falconry displaying, Arabic bread-making and photo shooting in Arabic costume. Try Arabic coffee, dates and shisha smoking (from water pipe) before experiencing the Emirati hospitality by tasting the starlight Arabian BBQ buffet for a special dinner around the campfire, accompanied by the Tanura Dance and Belly Dance Performance.
Return to the hotel in Dubai with unforgettable memories.
Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.
1. The thrilling roller-coaster ride on 4WD may not be suitable for small kids under 3, pregnant ladies or those with physical or health issues. Other activities are just fine.
2. Do wear comfortable clothes and shoes and Do Not wear jewelry or expensive watch today.
3. Keep your cellphone in a safe and secure place after taking pictures each time on the tour (no signal in the desert)
4. Some campsite cultural activities are subject to a separate fee and/or availability from different villages. Belly dance is not available during the month of Ramadan.
Today is free for your last-minuteshopping or you could join us for an optional day trip to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirateswith lunch covered.
Optional Tour: Abu Dhabicitytour with lunch U$109/person
Depart for to Abu Dhabiafter breakfast.Make our first stop atSheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an eye-catching symbol of the city which nobody wants to miss out.Being one of the world’s largest mosques featuring different Islamic architectural schools, the pure whitemosque was constructed in memory of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the UAE.With 4 tall minarets, 82 white marble domes. 1,096 jasper embedded columns, 24-carat-gold gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand-knotted carpet, the massive architectural work of art is unparalleled and will certainly have impact in the history. Make a few photo stops and admire the gleaming architecture marvels including the new CBD-Etihad Towers, the “Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi”-Capital Gate, the world only 8 star superdeluxe hotel-Emirates Palace Hotel, and the extravagant presidential palace-Qasr al Watan. Explore the Qasr al-Hosn, known as the “White Fort”, or “Old Fort”. This oldest stone building was constructed in 1761 as a watchtower to protect the only fresh water well in the area and now it has been converted as an exquisite history museum. A quick visit to the Heritage Village where you step back to the past life of Bedouin nomadic tribe before oil was found. Walk into local workshops and see how the craftsmen make metalwork, weave fabric, bake pottery, carve woodwork and blow glass. Afternoon visit to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, one of the “Modern Urban Architecture Miracles” in the whole world. Sponsored by the Louvre, as the "Largest Cultural Project Outside France ", the Louvre Abu Dhabi was designed not only for housing and exhibiting the priceless works of art, but also as a timeless architectural masterpiece harmoniously combined with elements of white wall, blue ocean, golden desert and silver dome, depicting that the UAE is undergoing a speedy development and gaining full confidence marching towards the future. Drive along the Corniche and Breakwater before heading back to Dubai via the world only Ferrari Theme Park.
Stay overnight in Dubai.
Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.
Please follow below rules when entering into Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque:
1. Long pants and long sleeves for all visitors. A piece of shawl for ladies to cover hair. No slippers are allowed.
2. Do NOT wear a cross-shaped jewelry inside.
3. Taking pictures inside is permitted.
Depart from United Arab Emirates
After breakfast, your guide will take you to the airport for your flight home or continue your extension trip.
OPTIONAL PROGRAMS (CHOOSE BEFORE THE TRIP STARTS):
☆ Luxury 5-Star Hotel Upgrade: U$3199/person【Early Bird Price U$1999/person】
☆Day 4: Dubai by Night with dinner U$109/person
☆Day 5:Al Sharjah city tour and Desert Safari with dinner show U$109/person
☆Day 6:Abu Dhabi city tour with lunch U$109/person
POSTTOUR EXTENSIONS: (Minimum participants are 10 passengers or more. If less than 10, there will be a FIT surcharge of 20% extra on top of the price per person)
- Air ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary
- All connecting/domestic flights and ground transportation
- All transfers
- Guided sightseeing luxury tour
- Sightseeing admission fees as listed on the agenda
- 6-nights hotel accommodations in Morocco with daily breakfast
- Food as specified on itinerary
- Special cultural programs as listed in different cities as specified in the schedule
- Professional English speaking local tour expert
FLIGHT DEVIATION SERVICE:
Please contact us for details and pricing whenever you need
PRE & POST TRIP ACCOMMODATION SERVICE:
Please contact us for details and pricing whenever you need
Hotels & Flights
HAND-PICKED 5-STAR HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:
☆ Dubai: Pullman Dubai Downtown / Crowne Plaza Dubai / Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai / Hilton Dubai Jumeirah / Media Rotana Dubai / Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel / Millennium Plaza Hotel Dubai or similar
LUXURY 5-STAR HOTEL UPGRADE:Early Bird Price U$1999/person
☆ Dubai: Palace Downtown Dubai / ME Dubai by Melia or similar
INTERNATIONAL AIR:(UTOvacation reserves the right to confirm the airlines below)
☆ United Airline ☆ American Airline ☆ Delta Airline ☆ Air Canada ☆ Lufthansa Airlines ☆ Jet Airways ☆ Lot Polish Airlines ☆Tap Air Portugal ☆ Austrian Airlines ☆ KLM Airlines ☆Alitalia ☆Air France ☆French Bee Airline ☆Virgin Atlantic ☆Vueling Airlines ☆Air Caraibes ☆Level Airline ☆Norwegian Air Shuttle ☆Iberia ☆Air Italy ☆Aeroflot ☆Aer Lingus ☆Finnair ☆Swiss International Air Lines ☆Scandinavian Airlines ☆Brussels Airlines ☆British Airways ☆Turkish Airlines ☆Ukraine Intl Airlines ☆Royal Air Maroc ☆Etihad Airways ☆Egyptair ☆Italia Trasporto Aereo ☆Qatar Airways ☆Royal Jordanian ☆Emirates Airline ☆Kuwait Airways
This trip requires a travel visa for USA & CANADA passport holders. You can obtain an entry stamp at the port of entry into Dubai. This entry stamp is free and valid for 30 days.
Before You Go
Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture, and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.
Why visit Dubai
Dubai takes pride in its good enforcement of law and order all throughout the city. Visitors will feel safe and secure while exploring the area at any given time of day. Ultimately, although Dubai is considered a safe travel destination, it is still imperative to be cautious of yourself, your belongings and the surroundings.
Visa in Dubai
Americans/Canadians not required for tourist stays under 30 days
The best time to visit Dubai
Recommended time to visit: Dubai has two temperatures: hot, or very hot. February - April is the best time to visit when temperatures are more bearable, but they'll still rarely drop below 25 degrees Centigrade. Perfect for some winter sun if you're traveling from Europe.
A less popular time to visit: June - August sees temperatures frequently hit 40 degrees Centigrade, which for most people is unpleasantly hot unless you plan to spend your days sitting in an air-conditioned hotel or by the pool. Traveling to the city during winter is a much better option for those looking to explore.
Exciting time to visit: New Year's Eve is one of the best times to visit Dubai - the emirate is known for its extravagant firework celebrations. Prices are extremely high at this time of year though, so plan well in advance.
Language in Dubai
The official language of Dubai is Arabic, though English is even more widely spoken. With the exception of some local Emiratis, who make up a small percentage of the total population, almost everyone living in or traveling to Dubai speaks at least passable English. Street signs and public documents are written in Arabic and English.
The Emirati Dirham is the official currency of the UAE, abbreviated officially as AED. Unofficial abbreviations include Dh and Dhs.
In Dubai the supply voltage is 230V. If the appliance is a single voltage rated appliance, it will need to operate at the same voltage as the supply voltage of the country i.e. 230V.
What to pack and what to wear for a trip to Dubai
- A wide-brimmed sunhat – The sun is intense, there is often no escape and you can easily burn your sensitive head.
- Sun protecting lip balm. ...
- 3-4 Loose, breathable cotton t-shirts.
- Comfortable walking sandals.
- Flip flops for walking around the hotel or popping out to the shop.
*The United Arab Emirates is a Muslim country that follows the Sha’aria law. All tourists and residents are required to dress modestly, no matter how hot the climate. That is why a lot of people wonder how to dress in Dubai before they book their trip.
A tourist will not end up in prison if they aren’t dressed properly. They might get some stern looks from other people and a security guard would kindly advise them to cover up but it’s not worth offending the locals.
When you’re visiting any country, it’s always good to obey their laws and respect the local culture. So let’s take a look at how to dress in Dubai. We’ve also provided links to outfits so you can buy online before you fly.
Be sure to stay extra hydrated while you’re in Dubai.
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Number of Days Prior to Departure
Cancellation Penalty (Per Person)
150 days or above
$600 as penalty
90 - 149 days
$600 + 30% of tour fare as penalty
30 - 89 days
$600 + 50% of tour fare as penalty
0 - 29 days
100% of the tour fare as the penalty
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Original Passport (Make sure your actual passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond the date of your expected departure time)
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Visa Application Form (Complete with signature and date)
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Shopping During your Tour
Although we would be happy to assist your shopping needs, UTOvacation would not be responsible for price, quality, and service of any goods purchased during the tour.
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Travel Seat Arrangements
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Gratuities for tour director/local guide or driver are not included in the package price and if you are happy with their outstanding services, we recommend a tipping guideline: $15 per person per day for the guide and $ 5 per person per day for the driver. If you find the service is exceptional, feel free to tip additionally. Please keep in mind that the amount of appreciation is always at your discretion and we thank you for your generosity and kindness. Should you wish to settle your tipping money before the trip by using credit card, you may do so in your account.
Tour Fare Includes
Please refer to your tour itinerary for the most updated information
Tour Fare Excludes
Visa Application Fee
Any personal charges, such as phone bills, laundry, postage, and baggage over-weight charge, insurance, beverages, water, etc
Gratuities for tour guides and drivers are not included.
Any items not listed in the itinerary
Tourist Tax（“Tourism Dirham” imposed by Dubai government must be paid directly by guests to the hotel when checking out. The fee is AED 20 (approx. US$5) per room per night）
Any other charges or incremental costs caused by the acts of God, Force Majeure, natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority's order, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or inquiry caused by the accident beyond the responsibilities of travel agents and incurred due to the tourist action violating the law.
In the event of an “Act of God” and or Force Majeure, UTOvacation is not liable and reserves the right to remedy the situation as it sees fit.
- Please be advised that the vaccination requirements are subject to change in each country and that it is the responsibility of the traveler and not UTOvacation to check about the requirements before the arrival of your destination.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes that all travelers should be up to date with routine vaccinations. Following that, travelers should check that they have been fully vaccinated against measles, rubella, mumps, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), poliomyelitis, and COVID-19 before starting their travel. Non-immunized or incompletely immunized travelers should be offered the routine vaccinations recommended in their national immunization schedules, in addition to those needed for international travel (e.g. yellow fever vaccine).
- The WHO recommends the following vaccinations for travelers to South America: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, and rabies. Some routine vaccinations are also recommended, such as measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap), influenza, chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, meningitis, and polio.
- Proof of yellow fever vaccination may be required for some travelers, based on their specific itinerary. It is possible to find further details on the WHO website.
The extra cost of schedule delay caused by Air Flight cancellation or change will be undertaken by passengers themselves. The missed itineraries will not be re-arranged. During the tour or cruise, it will be considered as surrendering application automatically if you do not attend the pre-arranged tour or check in the prearranged hotel or cruise. All the extra cost will be undertaken by the client voluntarily. UTOvacation reserves the right to abandon any clients if such clients violate the law or damage the interest of tour groups If a travel visa is denied for any reason either applied through UTOvacation Visa Service Center or applied on your own, the tour cancellation policy applies when cancellation of the tour is requested. UTOvacation holds no responsibilities for any denied Travel Visa application. If a child, 18 years old or younger, is travelling abroad with only one parent/guardian, children MUST carry a notarized consent letter signed by non-accompanying parent/guardian. If a child, 18 years old or younger is travelling alone, children must carry a notarized consent letter signed by both parents/guardian. Such a consent letter may be requested by immigration authorities when entering or leaving from a foreign country or by North American officials when re-entering into USA or Canada. Failure of presenting such document may result in the rejection of boarding aircraft or vessel for the children concerned. Cruise lines reserve the right to cancel, modify or substitute any scheduled port of calls and the schedule at any time and for any reason whatsoever without prior notice due to the navigation authority and water conditions. Any additional expenses cause by the trip interruption should be paid by the customers, which includes but not limited to meals, transportation, hotel accommodations, personal expense, and lost baggage. UTOvacation shall not be liable for any loss to guests. For children under 18 who will be occupying a bed, there will be an additional $100 supplement per child. Please note, this is only applicable China discounted tours or any trip that includes China discounter tours.
Please note, there is a minimum attendant requirement (10 participants) for optional programs and Pre and Post tour extensions, If less than 10, there will be a FIT surcharge of 20% extra on top of the price per person. UTOvacation reserves the right to cancel or modify optional programs and Pre and Post tour extensions prior to departure date.
Safeguarding your payment(s) is our top priority. In order to prevent any rampant fraudulence or deception, we ask our customers to settle payment(s) through your account on UTOvacation official website at www.utovacation.com. Should you choose offline payment submission, Cheque/Money order/Bank draft/Credit card (with credit card authorization form filled out and signed) are accepted and the payee must be UTOvacation. Please be advised that UTOvacation has never been allowing Bank transfer/Email transfer for transactions and Cash is not recommended. If you find something suspicious regarding your payment, please call 1-855.526.1286 before any further actions.
Remarks: 1) UTOvacation reserves the right to impose relevant fuel/inflation surcharge if Brent Crude Oil Price Index or US/Canada Official CPI has jumped over 4% between your booking date and tour departure date. 2) UTOvacation usually sends out important notifications including but not limited to destination health protocols, travel industry policies, tour updates and safety alerts to our agents/customers by newsletter through email. We are not responsible for trip delay, service cancellation, price increase or any other types of loss caused by unsubscribing from our email list, wrong email address or a lack of checking email box/spam folder/junk folder on a regular basis. If you have not received our newsletter for a long time, make sure your email address is effective/valid and you are on our email list. OR contact us immediately at [email protected] for assistance.
Special Notes for Middle Eastern packages： Please be advised that traveling in the Middle East requires open-mind and willingness to respect the local culture, religion and tradition. 1.It is highly recommended that women wear tops covering shoulders and skirts falling below the knee in public. Knee-length shorts are allowed for men. It is customary for women to cover their shoulders and hair and men to have shirts and long pants when visiting a mosque or temple. More conservative dress is expected during the Ramadan or Jewish holiday period. 2.Non-Muslims above the age of 21 are only allowed to consume alcohol in licensed hotels, clubs and restaurants, never in public open areas. 3.Taking photographs of individuals, especially females, needs a permission first. Do not take any pictures with military facilities, borders and airports. 4.Horse carts and camel rides at tourist sites are mostly not included in the entrance fees. We suggest that you negotiate ride fare and tips with the merchant beforehand in order to avoid any unexpected situation at the end of the ride. Keep the exact change in local currency handy. 5.Ramadan is the holy month for the Islamic world and all Muslims have to fast from dawn to dusk without eating, drinking or smoking. Alcohol is available in licensed bars and restaurants after sunset for non-Muslims. Tourist hotels usually keep one restaurant open during the day catering to resident guests. Also during Ramadan month, live performance, certain music and dancing are prohibited. Shops are open after sunset. 6.Most hotels and restaurants provide kosher foods with no pork or shellfish in Israel. 7.Shabbat is the Jewish holy-day and day of rest of the week. It starts on every Friday after sunset and ends on Saturday evening. Offices, public transportation (except for taxi), private businesses are closed (i.e., stores and restaurants) and reopen after the Shabbat.
UTO Worry-Free Plan:
Risk Free Deposit:
1. By making a deposit of $600pp in a timely manner, you will secure a vacation spot and avoid any future package/service price increase. Within the first 30 days after you put down the deposit, you may cancel at any time without a question asked and receive a full refund in the form of your payment.
2. After 30 days of your deposit payment, you may still cancel your trip for any reason up to 150 days prior to your departure date and your deposit(non-refundable) will be converted to UTO future travel credit in full amount for 24 months. (If you cancel within 150 days before tour departure date, your deposit will be lost plus penalty as per terms and conditions)
Flexible Name/Tour Change:
1. No administration fee is charged for name change/tour change/minor correction up to 150 days prior to your departure date (except for any additional cost/surcharge already occurred, if any, imposed by any third party. i.e., airline, cruise line)
2. There is an administration fee of $100pp for any name change/tour change plus any additional cost/surcharge already occurred, if any, imposed by any third party. i.e., airline, cruise line, hotel, ground operator if you wish to make such change within 150 days before the tour starts.
Preferential Force Majeure Solution:
If there are any force majeure events happening beyond the control of UTOvacation (Global pandemics, natural disasters, acts of terrorism, wars, strikes or travel restrictions etc.), your payment less any expenses already occurred will be converted to UTO future travel credit for 24 months.
1. If full payment is not received on the due date as per terms and conditions on our end, we will offer guests an extra 24 hours’ period before cancelling the reservation and imposing any penalties after the deadline time.
2. Supporting document for visa application is provided for free of charge.
Remarks: 1.UTO Worry-Free Plan is complimentary for new bookings only and cannot be combined with any other similar promotions. The existing reservations are not applicable for the plan. 2. Only itinerates with such are applicable for UTO Worry-Free Plan. 3. By purchasing UTO Worry-Free Plan, you understand that this program is non-refundable and non-transferable. Payments made by the customer will first be applied to UTO Worry-Free Plan and then to the remainder of the tour package.
UTOvacation strongly recommends that you purchase travel insurance for any future travel plans.
We have curated two reputable partners one in the USA and one for Canada. Once you have made your trip selection, please select the option of purchasing travel insurance.
For USA patrons, in order to qualify for the “Cancel For Any Reason” Option offered by John Hancock, you will need to purchase your insurance within 14 days of your initial deposit. Other insurance policies may be purchased later.
Please note, the travel insurance that is available for purchase is with our affiliate partners and not a direct product or offering of UTOvacation. For any questions or concerns, please contact the vendor directly.