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11 Day Magical Myanmar

  • Discover the Golden Land of Myanmar on tour
  • Explore Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay & Inle Lake
Includes Return International Flights

A leap into Myanmar is a step back in time - a country where horse, or bullock, and cart are still common modes of transport, where rickshaws dominate the city streets and traditional Buddhist values remain supreme. Discover a 'golden land' dotted with glittering pagodas on this 11 day cultural tour.

See the highlights of Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake on tour. Visit Chaukhtatgyi, Botataung and Shwedagon pagodas. Explore Bagan, the city of four million pagodas, and see daily life at Nyaung-U Market. Witness floating villages and more on an Isle Lake boat ride; experience the culture of an Intha Tribe village; and see monks in worship at Mahar Gandar Yone Monastery. This incredible package includes return international flights, three internal flights, nine nights hotel accommodation (standard and premium options available), daily breakfast, English-speaking guides, and much more. A spiritual journey that will inspire and delight.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Yangon, Myanmar. Fly with Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways or Virgin Australia to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Yangon (Standard or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: In-Flight

This morning after breakfast, learn the story of Myanmar and get to the heart of its local traditions and culture on a city tour of Yangon and its icons. Spend the day visiting famous landmarks and colonial buildings; downtown Yangon is known for the highest number of colonial period buildings in South East Asia. Visit the famous landmarks of Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, home of the colossal reclining Buddha and Botataung Pagoda, overlooking the pleasant riverfront. You will also explore Bogyoke Market (aka) Scott Market, which is the best place for shopping in Myanmar, as well as Karaweik Hall & Royal Lake for a photo stop. Enjoy a beautiful sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most spectacular monuments of Myanmar and then enjoy the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Yangon (Standard or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Early this morning, transfer to the airport for the short flight to Bagan. Upon arrival enjoy a guided tour of the wonderful scenery and architecture that Bagan has to offer. Renowned as the city of four million pagodas, this is one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia. Today there are more than 2,000 pagodas, temples and monasteries - most built during the Bagan Dynasty, founded by King Anawrahta in 1044. First, head to lively Nyaung-U Market to discover a variety of Burmese traditional breakfast dishes. Enjoy breakfast at a local tea house, which is situated next to the market. The Nyaung-U Market provides great photo opportunities and also the chance for tourists to mingle with local people and see how they conduct their daily lives. Then, visit a number of incredible temples including Shwezigon Pagoda, Htilominlo Temple, Ananda Temple, Thatbyinnyu Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, ending with the Shwesandaw Pagoda in time to witness a superb sunset view from the top.

Overnight: Bagan (Standard or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Bagan is not only famous for the abundance of ancient temples, but also for its exquisite handicrafts. After breakfast at the hotel, you will head to a nearby local area to watch the intricate production of quality lacquer ware. Some of the finest are flexible, and made around bamboo and twisted horse hair. Next, you’ll learn about the making of Bagan’s most famous food, ‘Pone Yay Gyi’ at a local shop. This black paste is made from soy beans and you’ll get to see how it’s made from start to finish. Finally, visit Taung Bi Village to look through some private homes and local businesses. The walk through this peaceful village really is a nice change of pace from the hectic pace of the city. Arrive back at the hotel after lunch (not included) at a local restaurant. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Bagan (Standard or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Mandalay (approx. 4 hours). Along the way, witness the true local life of Myanmar. Upon arrival in Mandalay, check into the hotel and then head to a local restaurant for lunch (not included). From here you will then enjoy a tour to the major sites in Mandalay including Mahamuni Pagoda, KuthoDaw Pagoda, ShweNanDaw Monastery, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda & a gold leaf making centre. After the tour you will enjoy a stunning sunset view from the famous U Bein Bridge. The U Bein Bridge is 1.2kms long and was built around 1850 and is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world. It’s really magical to walk on the bridge under the sunset. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant (not included) before being heading back to the hotel.

Overnight: Mandalay (Standard or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, you will explore the surrounding cities of Mandalay on a sightseeing tour. One of the most fascinating visits will be a stop to watch monks during worship time and enjoying their daily meal at Mahar Gandar Yone Monastery in Amarapura. Next, visit a silk weaving centre on the way to Sagaing. Upon arrival see the highlights of Sagaing including Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, an enormous dome shaped pagoda and Sagaing Hills, where lots of Buddhist monasteries are situated and the view is spectacular. See the Irrawaddy River, numerous pagodas and monasteries. The major tourist attraction in Sagaing Hill is U Min Thonze Pagoda, one of the more distinctive complexes. Next travel to Inwa (Ava), here you will take a horse and cart to visit the 27m high Masonry Watch Tower: Nan Myint and Bagaya Monastery which was built with 276 teak pillars and observe a traditional Alms bowl workshop.

Overnight: Mandalay (Standard or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast be transferred to the airport for the short flight to Heho. From here, it’s a scenic one-hour drive to the village of Nyaung Shwe, the gateway to the magnificent Inle Lake. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Inle Lake has everything you could want - long bike rides in the countryside, excellent food, day spas and massage parlours, boat rides on the lake and lots of culture and history. The locals are friendly and it’s the perfect place to relax or get active. A suggestion for your free time is to hire bicycles (not included) and ride through the villages. Pass by buffalo in the water, farmers working in the fields, children playing and trucks full of young monks.

Overnight: Inle Lake (Standard or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today after breakfast you will start your Inle Lake sightseeing tour by boat. The boat trip offers an excellent opportunity to observe rural life in Myanmar. The day trip will take you to: Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most important symbol of religion of the Shan State, Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, an attractive wooden monastery and a couple of Floating Villages (Inn Paw Khone, Pouk Par, Ywa Ma, Khar Taw). A visit to these sights provides deep insight into how the people on the lake make their living. Also enjoy unique One Leg Rower Fisherman, Lotus and silk weaving, boat making and cheroot making. After lunch (not included), proceed to Indein and then take a short trek to the Indein Pagoda. On the way, enjoy the serene atmosphere as you wander through the artfully scattered 8th century Pagodas in ruins covered by trees and bushes. Then observe an Intha tribe’s village life and enjoy the local market along the shore.

Overnight: Inle Lake (Standard or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, be transferred to the airport for the short flight back to Yangon. On arrival be met and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Yangon (Standard or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the highlights of Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake
  • Visit Chaukhtatgyi and Botataung pagodas and more on a Yangon city tour
  • See the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset
  • Explore Bagan, ‘The City of Four Million Pagodas’
  • Witness daily life at Bagan’s Nyaung-U Market
  • Learn how to make ‘Pone Yay Gyi’ - Bagan’s famous fish dish
  • Tour Mandalay city & see the Shwenandaw Monastery
  • Walk along the famous U Bein Bridge at sunset
  • Witness monks in worship at Mahar Gandar Yone Monastery
  • Visit a silk weaving centre in Sagaing
  • See the dome shaped Kaunghmudaw Pagoda
  • Enjoy a horse and cart ride to Bagaya Monastery, Inwa
  • See floating villages and more on an Inle Lake boat ride
  • Wander through 8th century pagoda ruins
  • Enjoy free time in the picturesque Inle Lake area
  • Experience the culture of an Intha Tribe Village
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 3 x internal flights: Yangon to Bagan, Mandalay to Heho, InLe Lake to Yangon
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation (Standard or Premium Hotel Option)
  • Enjoy daily breakfast
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • All airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase .
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 17th December 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Standard Package: $250
- Premium Package: $620
 
Departure Dates
2018
November: 13
December: ^4
 
2019: 
January: ^22
February: 26
March: 5, 19
April: 2, *23
May: 7, 21
June: 4, 18
*July: 9, 23
August: 6, 20
September: 10, *24
October: *8, 22
November: 5, 19
December: 3, ^17
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * or ^ incur a high season surcharge.
* Flight High Season Surcharge: $100 per person
^ Flight Peak High Season Surcharge: $350 per person
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Malaysian Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, Korean Airlines, Virgin Australia plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Yangon, Myanmar
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stay behind in Yangon, Myanmar
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Buy now for $3499 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Accommodation Used


Standard Package 

3 Star (self-rated):

- Yangon: Bagan View Hotel

- Bagan: WEStay@Bagan Lotus

- Mandalay: The Hotel Nova

- InLe: 81 Hotel

 

Premium Package 

4 Star (self-rated):

- Yangon: Jasmine Palace Hotel

- Bagan: Amazing Bagan Resort

- Mandalay: Eastern Palace Hotel

- InLe Lake: Ananta InLe Resort

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Standard Package
- Yangon (Pre/Post Tour): $80 per room including breakfast and transfers.
 
Premium Package
- Yangon (Pre/Post Tour): $120 per room including breakfast and transfers.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 1 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 6, maximum group size 24 per vehicle.


- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary.
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: $10 AUD per person/ day.
- Optional activities/tours.
- Personal expenses.
- City zone fees payable direct on tour:
* Yangon 10,000 (approx. $10 AUD) per person
* Bagan 25,000 MMK (approx. $25 AUD) per person
* Mandalay 10,000 MMK (approx. $10 AUD) per person
* Inle Lake $13,000 MMK (approx. $13 AUD) per person
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Myanmar has two distinct seasons - dry and wet season - you can visit the country throughout the year. Myanmar's dry season runs from October through to May, and the wet season from May/June through to early October. With generally high temperatures in the popular locations around the country, lightweight cotton and linen clothing is recommended for most of the year; warmer clothes may be needed for the evenings, which can sometimes be cool. Even outside the rainy season there can on occasion be downpours, so it is advisable to pack a light raincoat.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a moderate level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is $10 AUD per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


A 90 Day tourist visa for Myanmar is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. You can apply for an e-Visa online, apply directly through the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population website for approximately $50 USD per person. 
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

  

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·       If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
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