October 5, 2022 | 2 Minutes

Take the tour of a lifetime

Tour Asia, Japan, and South Africa

By Tyler Bohlman

Creating your own itinerary and exploring a new place on your own is a great way to create a memorable holiday. What’s even better? Experiencing a full holiday while someone else does the planning for you. As a Marriott Vacation Club Member, you can use Points* to book a guided tour through Collette, a travel company that’s provided exceptional vacation experiences for over 100 years.

Now, thanks to Collette, you can explore Southeast Asia, Japan, and South Africa like never before. Your tour will be led by a Collette expert who has a passion for delivering the most memorable, destination-driven excursions in the world.


Dive into the history and influence of Southeast Asia. Visit destinations such as Hạ Long Bay, Ho Chi Minh, Angkor Wat, Bangkok, and much more. See historical landmarks and buildings, eat local food, take a tour on a junk boat, and even share a meal with a Laotian family. The culture and history you’ll experience will leave you with a greater appreciation for the Southeast Asian way of life.


From the bright lights and bustling cityscape of Tokyo to the serene calm of Buddhist temples, this tour of Japan presents a culture and history thousands of years in the making. You’ll travel across the country on the famous shinkansen bullet train. Take part in Japanese tea ceremonies, meet ama pearl divers, and experience the beauty of natural bamboo forests.


From its ultra-modern technology to ancient religious temples, Japan has a culture like no other. You’ll experience firsthand why Japan is such an influence on the world stage. Partake in a tea ceremony, explore a Buddhist temple and Matsumoto Castle, absorb the beauty of the Golden Pavilion, and much more. During your tour, you’ll enjoy authentic Japanese food and beverages while traveling like a local on the world-famous bullet trains.


Forget the zoo; see some of Africa’s most beautiful animals in person during this once-in-a-lifetime tour. You’ll embark on no fewer than eight different safaris where you’ll have a chance to spot the “big five” of African wildlife. In between your safaris, you’ll enjoy such experiences as an authentic bush dinner under the stars and a stop by the breathtaking Victoria Falls. Epic scenery, amazing animals, and winding coastlines come together for this incredible adventure.

Want to make your tour even better? Eligible Members now receive credit** toward cash purchases when they book a tour through Collette using Points.

The credit is based on your Member benefit level:

• Executive benefit level Members receive up to US$100 in credit.
• Presidential benefit level Members receive up to US$150 in credit.
• Chairman’s Club benefit level Members receive up to US$200 in credit.

Credits are per person, per tour. If you and your guest both reserve the tour, you will each receive the credit, which can be used toward attractions, airfare, hotel stays, tour extensions, insurance waivers, and more.

Learn more about using your Points* for a guided tour.