MILITARY HISTORICAL TOURS (MHT) is proud to return to Guam where you will awaken to the beach front setting of the Outrigger Resort Hotel overlooking the beautiful sand and coral reefs of Tumon Bay. We are proud to have an exciting dive adventure to Yap as a pre-tour.Enjoy a post tour to Saipan & Tinian to retrace these important WWII Pacific War Campaigns or finish your Guam Adventure with a post tour to Honolulu, Hawaii.

Tour Leader Shayne Jarosz a retired history teacher was also the Executive Director of the Iwo Jima Association of America and has been to all of the islands multiple times and is a certified diver.

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Marianas Variety Newspaper Article on Saipan & Tinian March Tour 

Guam Pacific Daily News Article on Gene Bell's Return

Guam is the largest of the Marianas and had been a United States possession since its capture from Spain in 1898 until it was invaded by the Japanese on December 11, 1941. On July 21, 1944 the Americans landed on both sides of the Orote peninsula on the western side of Guam, planning to cut off the airfield. The 3rd Marine Division landed near Agana to the north of Orote, and the 1st Provisional Marine  Brigade & 77th Infantry Division landed near Agat to the south. Come back with MHT as we return for the 75th Guam Liberation Commemoration with the Guam veterans.   We also have a exciting post tour that travels to Tinian to participate in their 75th Liberation Ceremony where the 2nd & 4th Marine Divisions landed on 24 July 1944 after the Saipan campaign to capture what would become the busiest air complex in the Pacific and from where the war would be concluded by the B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay in 1945.  

Travel back with MHT to experience these three important island battles. As part of the post tour we also explore Saipan where you will see the Sherman Tanks still resting in the surf zone on the very beaches on which the 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions landed on 15 June 1944 and the Army's 27th Infantry Division on the 16th. 

The unique Military Historical Tours in-depth  approach includes extensive pre-departure research, utilizing a vast resource of maps and other source material, ensuring the finest possible experience. Our Tour Leader for this program is among the most knowledgeable on this subject. In-depth, but easily understood, briefings are conducted on each battle and other historic sites. For those wanting to go into more detail, the onsite staff is always available. 

We welcome your phone calls, letters or e-mails to discuss this expedition with one of our Battlefield Specialists. Call us toll free at 800-722-9501, M-F 9AM - 5:00PM, write or   e-mail us. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Tour Prices

Full Tour Price (per person-pp):        $  2,695
(Based on double occupancy (bodo))
Single Room Supplement:                 $     695
Yap Dive Pre-Tour (pp/bodo):           $  2,195 
Yap Single Room Supplement:          $     495
Yap Non-Diver Rooming w/Diver:    $     795
Hawaii Post Tour (pp/bodo):              $  1,395
Hawaii Single Room Supplement:     $     475
Saipan/Tinian Post Tour (pp/bodo):   $  1,895
S/T Single Room Supplement:           $    545

AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED- DISCOUNT AIRFARE AVAILABLE: MHT can book you from your home to Guam via MHT’s Airline Partners. Discount airfare from anywhere in the continental U.S. is available upon request. 

Guam Main Tour 18 – 24 July

Main Tour Price Includes:
* Deluxe Hotel Accommodations - Outrigger Resort on Tumon Bay, Guam
* Admission fees to all sites & museums 
* Air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach and roundtrip airport transfers on main tour
* Meals as indicated in itinerary
* Historical Trip information packet, containing maps & other information pertaining to our tour. 
* Services of experienced Tour Leaders

Pre-Tour Yap Dive Adventure 10 – 19 July

Yap Dive Pre-Tour Includes: 

  • Ocean View Accommodations - Manta Ray Bay, Yap
  • 5-Day Dive Package—2-Dives a day
  • Tax and roundtrip airport  transfers
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Free Internet 
  • Services of experienced Tour Leaders

Post Tour Saipan & Tinian 24 – 28 July

Saipan & Tinian Post Tour Includes: 

  • Deluxe Hotel Accommodations - Pacific Island Club (PIC), Saipan 
  • Roundtrip Airfare: Guam to Saipan & Saipan to Tinian
  • Admission fees to all sites & museums  
  • Air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach and roundtrip airport  transfers
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of experienced Tour Leaders

Post Tour Hawaii 24 – 28 Jul

Hawaii Post Tour Includes:

  • Deluxe Hotel accommodations in Hawaii at the beach-front Outrigger Reef Resort located on beautiful Waikiki Beach.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Deluxe air conditioned motorcoach transportation
  • Roundtrip airport transfers in Hawaii
  • You can delay your departure to remain in HI for an extended time.

DAILY ITINERARY

18 Jul Mon—(Day 1)
Depart USA on your flights for Guam. (Cross International Dateline - lose a day.)

19 Jul Tue—(Day 2)
Upon arrival on Guam we check into the Outrigger Resort Hotel on Tumon Bay and experience a traditional Chamorro island welcome and relax for rest of the evening. During our stay we will enjoy the ambience of the Outrigger Resort which includes the Guam Hard Rock Café, it’s own mall & easy access to Guam’s premier shopping area. Hotel Outrigger 
Resort

20 Jul Wed—(Day 3)
We start the day by visiting tour sites within Agana with emphasis on the island’s Spanish History with a visit to the Governor’s House. Today we experience the island’s Chamorro Culture and Spanish influence in Southern Guam. Hotel Outrigger Resort (B/L)

21 Jul Thur—(Day 4)
Today is highlighted by the Special 73rd Anniversary Guam Liberation Day Ceremonies followed by the Liberation Day Parade. The Veteran Liberators will be honored by the people of Guam. The commemoration day will end with a fireworks display as we enjoy the fiesta atmosphere. Hotel: Outrigger (B/Box L)

22 Jul Fri—(Day 5)
After a buffet breakfast, we begin our exploration of Northern Guam with a historical sites including Northwest Field, the museum, Peace Memorial (Last Command Post) and the Arc Light Memorial with lunch at the “Top of the Rock.” Remainder of afternoon at leisure, to shop or enjoy the multiple pools and swim in the clear blue water of Tumon Bay. Hotel: Outrigger (B/L)

23 Jul Sat—(Day 6)
This morning we have a full day WWII history tour of Guam with local and MHT historians, beginning with the southern part of the island including the Asan Invasion Beach and Overlook. We continue to Agat Point, visit the WWII museum, and the War Dog Memorial. We will have a late lunch at the famous “Jeff’s Pirates Cove” on the beach. Hotel: Outrigger (B/L)

24 Jul Sun—(Day 7)

Depart hotel for an early morning flight to the USA, crossing the international dateline, arriving home on the same day.

10 & 11 Jul Mon & Tue—Depart USA for Yap cross international dateline (lose a day) arrive Yap just after midnight 11 Jul. Check into your beautiful Ocean View Room.

12 Jul Wed—Recovery day to sleep in and enjoy the beach. (B—Breakfast)

13 Jul Thur—Today we commence our dive package with two dives of Sakura Terrace, O’Keefe Passage, Stonehenge or Telegraph Reef. (B)

14 Jul Fri—Today we dive to see the Mantas as we travel to the Valley of the Rays after a drift dive from Goofnuw Mini-wall plus a dive at Paaw Reef or Lighthouse Pass. (B)

15 Jul Sat—Today we hit the southern dive sites of Yap Caverns, Lionfish Wall, End of the Land or Eagle’s Nest available for our dive adventures. (B)

16 Jul Sun—Today we head for the Philippine Sea and a drift dive in Mi’l Channel to Manta Ridge and Bay. Finish at Yap Corner with its oceanic gray sharks. (B) 

17 Jul Mon—Today we finish our dive package with a trip to the Magic Kingdom or the Spanish Wall.  The afternoon will end with Fan Dancer with the channels lost munitions or Crescent with its hammerheads. (B) 

18 Jul Tue—Today we take the Island Tour. After a leisurely start to the day, we see the sites of Yap  including the WWII Japanese Zero & Betty Bomber  as well as the US planes recovered on the island. We will also see the cultural  charms of Yap including the  Stone Money and native village and ceremonies. End the day with a Beach BBQ (B/BBQ Dinner)

19 Jul Fri—Morning departure for Guam to join main body at Outrigger Resort or depart for home.

23 Jul Sat (Day 6)
Afternoon flight to Saipan. Evening at leisure. Hotel: Pacific Island Club (PIC)

24 Jul Sun—(Day 7)
Depart on flight to Tinian to participate in the 73rd Anniversary Liberation of Tinian Ceremonies while we marvel at the small, narrow invasion beaches where the Marine landings surprised the Japanese defenders. and see pillboxes and the rusted hulk of a landing craft. Explore abandoned North Field in 1944-45 the most active airfield in the world with hundreds of B-29 bombers and thousands of airmen and support troops. Visit the "bomb pits" where the atomic bombs were loaded and see Runway Able where the Enola Gay took off for Hiroshima. Commemorate the USS Indianapolis (CV-35) who delivered the bombs components before its tragic loss to a Japanese submarine’s torpedoes. Hotel: PIC (B/L/D)

25 Jul Mon—(Day 8)
After breakfast, We depart for a full day on a WWII history tour of Saipan beginning at the newly opened American Memorial Park Visitor Center. Next , the 2d and 4th Marine Division invasion beaches where you can feel how exposed the Marines were to Japanese observers on Mt Tapotchau towering 1500 feet above. We proceed through the infamous "Death Valley," flanked on the east by "Purple Heart Ridge" and on the west by the ever imposing Mt Tapotchau. We travel north as did the battle, past the notorious site of the mass banzai attack. End the day at "Suicide Cliff" and "Banzai Cliff," the sites of mass suicides. Here, where the battle ended, are impressive memorials to peace and battle relics. Hotel: PIC(B/L)

26 Jul Tue—(Day 9)
Participate in a moving ceremony at the American Memorial Park. We will then visit the CNMI Museum and the Japanese jail. After lunch, we will conclude our battlefield exploration of Saipan. We will have a Farewell Banquet on the beach. Hotel: PIC (B/L/D)

27 Jul Wed—(Day 10) 
Early morning departure for our flight to Guam. Afternoon departure for our flight to the USA.  (Cross International Dateline - gain a day) Arrive back in the USA on 28 July.

24 Jul Sun—(Day 1) Depart Guam for Hawaii (Cross International Dateline - gain a day.) Arrive Honolulu early evening of the 23rd and check into the Ohana East Waikiki.

24 Jul Sun—(Day 2) After breakfast, we will visit the USS Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri. While on historic Ford Island, tour the Pacific Aviation Museum, including lunch at the museum. (B/L/-)

25 Jul Mon—(Day 3) After breakfast travel to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific “Punchbowl”- for a private ceremony. Remainder of the day & evening at leisure. (B/L)

26 Jul Tue—(Day 4) Day of leisure on the Waikiki Beaches. (B)

27 Jul Wed—(Day 5) Day of leisure. Late checkout. Leave Honolulu in evening. Arrive back in the USA on 28 July.

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75th Anniversary “Liberation of Guam, 1944” The Mariana Islands Campaign (18 - 24 Jul 2019)

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