TOKYO. KYOTO. MAGIC.
Trips of a Lifetime Series: JAPAN 2024
Have you ever wanted to see the cherry blossom phenomenon in person? Were you ever interested in the Japanese culture, from the famous tea ceremony and old samurai lifestyle to the amazing bullet train and their tasty food? Come with us in March 2024 (spring break for many) and check off one of your lifelong bucket list info. Oh, and not just that – we will throw in some other cool stuff, like taking you on an incredible bullet train ride and showing you the secrets of the Japanese underground culture.
Plus: meet and be inspired by 10 other travelers, uniquely selected for this adventure, to make friends for a lifetime and be part of an exclusive group – The Spark Society – that’s forming a tradition of going on further adventures and trips of a lifetime together.
Dates: March 28 – April 6, 2024.
INSPIRATION. REJUVENATION. SELF-LOVE.
After setting up exclusive trips to Italy, Brazil, Thailand, Maldives or Argentina, we are opening an invitation for 10 people to come with us to Japan, in 2023. 10 days. 10 amazing, interesting people. 1 Life-changing experience. Exclusive group. Spark all your senses.
1. All Accommodation
We will stay in cool places in Tokyo and Kyoto. Your rooms will be covered, as well as your breakfast.
2. Pick-Up And Drop-Off At The Airport
We won’t let you hanging. The minute you get out of that terminal, we’ll get you and bring you to the hotel.
3. Experience The Magical Cherry Blossom
Another bucket list item? YES. We will take you to the magical cherry blossom fields in Kyoto.
4. Temples, Castles and Shrines Immersion
We will visit temples, shrines and some castles while in Japan. Entrance fees are paid.
5. Experience The Famous Bullet Train
The last Brad Pitt movie “Bullet Train” is shot on this technology wonder. We will travel in style from Tokyo to Kyoto so you get to experience an amazing ride. Your ticket is included.
6. The Samurai Legend Experience
You will take part in a samurai ceremony event. You’ll learn about the history, culture, and why this is so important for the Japanese people.
7. Culinary Treat
While your breakfast in included, we will also take you on a food tour (paid), so you can immerse yourself in the famous Nippon gastronomy.
8. Tea Ceremony Experience
We will take you on a cool tea ceremony in Kyoto.
9. Dinner With a Maiko/Geisha
You will get to meet one of the most mysterious type of person on the planet: a Maiko/Geisha! You will even take a picture with her but be careful, you are not allowed to touch her!
10. All Domestic Transportation
Traveling through Japanese cities is fun, especially when done in public. We’ll have an adventure.
11. COVID-19 Insurance
We’re proud to offer every single one of our guests COVID-19 insurance. All the advice and news about the local rules and regulations will be provided. We’ve got this!
DEADLINE FOR EARLY BIRD PRICE
WHO THIS IS FOR
✓ 9-5’ers or someone who’s been working long hours and wants to detach from daily reality.
✓ Mid-life crisis individuals who don’t want to have regrets.
✓ Someone who is looking for a nice mix of culture and rustic adventure.
✓ Individuals who want to recharge their life and press the reset button.
✓ Someone who wants to surprise his/her partner with an incredible birthday or anniversary gift (maybe even a wedding proposal – we’ll get it on camera, too). Whether you’re looking for 40th birthday trip ideas (or 50th, even 60th), you’ll Spark. The Japan vacation packages should be special, and this takes the top.
✓ Ladies who are searching for perfect mother-daughter trips.
✓ Someone who is coming out of a relationship and wants to experience things they feel they’ve been missing out on and celebrate being single. Essentially, someone who is looking for things to do after divorce or separation. We are known as one of the best remedies.
✓ Freelancers and entrepreneurs who want to spark their business spirit with sun and ocean, and meet some partners in crime who may become creative collaborators, or just inspire a brilliant idea over cocktails.
✓ Someone who has had a list of bucket list trips but ALWAYS found reasons not to start checking them off.
WHAT THIS TRIP IS NOT
✗ An all-inclusive luxury trip where the international flights and all meals are included. Your flights to Japan are your responsibility.
✗ A mastermind conference or MLM business. #HateThatS%*t
✗ One drama-queen friendly zone. Leave your problems at home.
✗ Similar to the other regular Japan vacation packages. This trip is not listed on platforms like TripAdvisor or GetYourGuide. We screen all the participants.
✗ A big group of people where you get lost in the shuffle.
✗ Your average trip.
If you’re looking for a Spark Experience that is more cultural and involves exploring check out any of the following editions:
Thailand Bucket Lists (Wow theme)
Argentina & Uruguay (Wine & Tango theme)
Maldives (Luxury theme)
Tuscany Vacation Packages (Dream theme)
Amazon Jungle Tours (Goosebumps theme)
Visit Cartagena, Colombia (Mystery theme)
WHO ARE THE 10 SELECTED APPLICANTS?
Similar to the Spark Experience participants who join the Italy, Maldives, Brazil, Transylvania, Argentina & Uruguay or Colombia trips, we are carefully selecting the people that will be coming to the Japan. Hence the application form at the bottom of this page. We’ll tell you why.
The people you meet represent the most meaningful part of a travel experience, especially if you want to turn it into one of those trips of a lifetime. Do you know how in a group sometimes there’s someone who the rest refers to as: ‘that guy’ or ‘that chick’? That’s not going to happen here. After phone interviews, researching social media profiles, and getting references, we’ll put together our travel dream team. You’ll be with people who have life stories to tell and knowledge to share.
We want all 10 people who come with us to leave as best friends at the end of the Japanese adventure. The Spark Experience really offers life-changing trips. The idea is to keep in touch forever, become an exclusive community over time, and go on other memorable, bucket list trips together.
Here is the kicker: you won’t know who the other travel partners are until a week before the trip!
WANNA SEE HOW A SPARK TRIP LOOKS LIKE?
Watch the video below to see a sample of how a Spark Experience looks like (done in Maldives):
We are proud to provide COVID-19 insurance to all our guests during this trip. We’ll take care of the paperwork too, so you don’t have to.
At this point, Japan doesn’t require you to quarantine upon arrival, but to have either a PCR negative test or to be triple vaccinated. We’ll keep this section updated until March, 2023.
HAVE YOU MET YOUR HOST? HERE IS WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL WITH HIM
Your main host will be Sorin Mihailovici, the producer and host of the popular TV show Travel by Dart (broadcasting on several TV stations around the world and well-known airlines – see HERE).
Sorin’s breakthrough came after a trip to South Africa that he initially didn’t want to take because he wanted “to wait until he makes more money”. However, his best friend pushed him to go. Although Sorin spent more money than he anticipated, the African getaway changed his life. It made him realize that life experiences are far more intrinsically valuable than things, it revitalized his mind, sparked his imagination, and inspired him to create the venture that ended up being his bread and butter today. You’re just about to be part of it.
Sorin now has unique travel experiences that generations of families don’t have in a lifetime, from diving the shipwrecks in the Bermuda Triangle to discovering the mystery of the Easter Island heads. He is also known for cruising on pirate ships in Indonesia, sleeping in the Amazon jungle, or being invited into J Balvin’s house in Medellin.
For the last few years, Sorin has made sandy beaches his home in Thailand, Brazil, and Bermuda. Let him share his love of travel, adventure, and Japan with you.
If you’re looking for a creative spark, Sorin is an entrepreneur who has been a TV producer, made the State’s “most wanted” list in Romania, acted in movies and commercials, worked as a TV producer and created his own series, Travel by Dart. Sorin is also the founder of the mega-popular Scam Detector, a platform that exposes the world’s most notorious scams, so traveling safe is his priority.
Sorin has been featured on Forbes, ABC, BBC, CBS, FOX, Global, and CTV.
We really hope to meet you in Japan for an event that doesn’t compare to the other regular vacation packages. So come with us, and let’s make some real magic together.
We are not a travel agency. We are a lifestyle agency.
The Spark Experience
AVAILABLE DATES: March 28 – April 6, 2024 (dates to be announced; see application form below)
OPEN TO: both single applicants and couples.
PRICE: $3,799US/ person.
**The price will be subject to change after the countdown time expires (see the clock above, middle of the page).