64th Anniversary of Iwo Jima
Reunion of Honor on Iwo Jima
March 13 - 20, 2009

MHT Tour Hosts and Iwo JIma Vets:

LtGen Larry Snowden, USMC - 4th Marine Division
MajGen Fred Haynes, USMC - 5th Marine Division

Main Tour Itinerary for Guam & Iwo Jima
 
Day 1- March 13
Depart Los Angeles for
Guam (Cross dateline, lose a day)

Day 2- March 14
Arrive
Guam. Transfer to Outrigger Guam Resort. Enjoy a traditional Island "Chamorro Welcome!"

Day 3- March 15
Breakfast and briefing, Morning at leisure with PM Memorial Softball Game & Fiesta @ Trimble Memorial Field.
Evening at leisure.
B,L, provided.

Day 4- March 16
Tour south end of island to include
Asan Beach, Asan Overlook, COMNAVMAR - Museum and the War Dog Memorial. Lunch at Jeff’s Pirates Cove.
B,L, provided.

Day 5- March 17
Tour Spanish sites and tour Gef Pa’go Cultural Village.Tour Andersen Air Force Base, including Andersen Wives Club Boutique, Arc Light Memorial,
Heritage Museum. Lunch at Top of the Rock and Terague Overlook. Tonight, we gather for the 63rd Anniversary Reunion of Honor Banquet, with honored local guests and Military and Civilian Dignitaries.
B, L, D provided.

Day 6- March 18 -
Reunion of Honor on Iwo Jima
Flight to
Iwo Jima. Upon arrival, you will be briefed on the plan for the day and begin your tour of the island. (NOTE: VERY LIMITED TRANSPORTATION - FOR IWO JIMA VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES ONLY! EVERYONE ELSE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROCEED ON FOOT DURING THEIR TOUR OF THE ISLAND.) The Memorial Service will begin at approximatley 1100 and you will have ample opportunity to visit the nearby beaches and Japanese bunkers prior to the commencement of the Memorial Service overlooking the landing beaches. Following the ceremony, you may continue your tour of the island on foot. A map of significant points of interest will be provided, to include: Landing Beaches, Memorial Sites, Green Beach, Base of Suribachi, Top of Suribachi, Naval Gun revetments, Hospital Cave, General Kuribayashi's HQ cave, and much more. ALL PERSONS must report back to the airfield for Passport and Customs Processing at least two hours prior to departure for Guam.
B,L,D provided.

Day 7- March 19
Half of the group will visit Andersen AFB with lunch at Officers Club the other half will go to Gef Pa’go Cultural Center. Tonight we gather for a Farewell dinner at John Gerber's Ranch and Museum. Hosted by
Guam Chapter,Third Marine Division Association.
B, L, D provided.

Day 8- March 20
Guam & Saipan groups depart for home or
Hawaii post tour. (Cross International date line - gain a day)
** Peleliu Battlefield tour depart this evening for their flight to
Koror, Palau and overnight.


Post Tour to Peleliu
Day 1- March 20-
Guam departure - Day at leisure in Guam to rest, relax and explore. Depart hotel this afternoon for airport, with evening flight to Koror. Upon arrival, evening at leisure.

Day 2 - March 21- Peleliu - Early AM departure for our boat ride through the beautiful Rock Islands along the way to Peleliu. Check into rooms with lunch on the beach. After lunch explore The Point and White Beach One and Two and adjacent areas. As time allows, a bus tour of the island will give the group the overall picture and layout of the island. Cross talk session in the evening after dinner for those who want to participate. Evening at leisure.

Day 3 - March 22- Peleliu Trek into Wildcat Bowl to view artifacts (Japanese artillery piece, napalm tank, water catch basin etc) of the battle and explore caves. After lunch we will trek into view the Sherman tank destroyed by a land mine and aircraft wreckage.

Day 4 - March 23- Peleliu - Trek into the Horse Shoe Valley to view fighting positions of the Japanese, the air compressor used by the 81st Infantry Division to clear caves and other artifacts of the battle. In the afternoon we will trek into
Death Valley to view the Last Command Post of the Japanese commander of the island.

Day 5 - March 24- Walk from the village to Hill Row. Caves, gun bunkers and artillery pieces on the north face of Hill Row, called Hills 1, 2 and 3. Radar Hill is just across the road to the east. Lunch will be followed by our return to Koror by boat.

Day 6 - March 25- Koror
Depart for home at 0200, cross the date line and gain a day. Arrive in
Los Angeles this same day.

There are a number of artifacts of the battle located around the island that we will visit as time allows. These include such things as Betty Bomber wreckage, 200mm gun in a cave, Zero wreckage, big gun bunkers and caves, Japanese tank and Headquarters Building and of course the Museum of the battle for Peleliu.

NOTE: This tour utilizes tourist class accomodations on Peleliu to maximize the battlefield touring. The activities listed are of an “adventure” nature, requiring minimal good physical fitness. Please contact our office with any questions.


TOUR PRICING

Guam / Iwo Jima Price (Exact prices to be determined)
Approximate Basic Tour Price - $ 3,995 (Per person - double occupancy)
Single Room Supplement - $ 795

 Guam / Iwo Jima Tour Includes
* Roundtrip air from
Los Angeles - Guam and Iwo Jima.
* Deluxe Hotel accommodations on
Guam.
* Deluxe air conditioned motorcoach transportation.
* Roundtrip airport transfers in
Guam.
*
Tours featuring military historical sites and battlefield tours.
* Full Day on
Iwo Jima including: Memorial Services and island tours.
* Meals as indicated in itinerary.

Peleliu Post Tour Price (Exact price to be determined)
Approximate Peleliu Post Tour - $ 1595 (Per person - double occupancy)
Single Room Supplement - $ 395
Post Tour includes
* Tourist Class Hotel Accommodations on Peleliu.
* Roundtrip transfers between airport, dock and hotel.
* Meals as indicated on itinerary.
*
Tours of Peleliu led by knowledgable local Battlefield Guides.
* Services of experienced MHT Tour Directors.
* Admission fees and gratuties as indicated on itinerary.

Emergency Coverage package includes:
        Trip Delay / Missed connection - $500
        Lost baggage - $1,000
        Baggage delay - $200
        Sickness Medical Expense - $7,500
        Accident Medical Expense - $7,500
        Common Carrier Accidental Death and Dismemberment - $100,000
        24 hour Accidental Death and Dismemberment - $10,000
        Medical evacuation and repatriation - $50,000
        24 hour worldwide medical assistance services


Trip cancellation insurance: Those desiring to purchase trip cancellation insurance in combination with the above policy may do so at the discounted rate of $8 per $100 (or any part) of the tour cost. Under this plan you must purchase coverage for the full value of the tour price - i.e. a $3,295 tour would be 33 x $8 = $264. You may apply for Trip Cancellation Insurance on the form below and return it to our office. (You must complete and return within ten (10) days to be eligible for this additional coverage. If you have any questions, please contact Anne, at ext. 11 in our office.) We hope that you will rest easier knowing that you are covered in case of a travel emergency.