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15 Day Laos & Myanmar

  • Uncover the highlights of 2 incredible countries
  • Explore Luang Prabang, Inle Lake, Bagan & More
Includes Return International Flights

From exotic cities boasting profound pagodas to humble villages floating on gorgeous lakes, Laos and Myanmar are two bucket-list destinations not to be missed. On this dazzling 15 day cultural odyssey, you have a chance to experience both remarkable countries for yourself!

Begin this life-changing journey in Myanmar; explore majestic Mandalay on a sightseeing tour; uncover the UNESCO-listed city of Bagan, known as 'The City of Four Million Pagodas’; witness floating villages and discover Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda on on a boat ride along Inle Lake and walk along the famous U Bein Bridge.

Then, begin the second half of your journey in Luang Prabang, Laos; admire the hidden beauty of the Pak Ou Cave; relax alongside the turquoise waters of magical Kuang Si waterfalls; experience a Buddhist ‘Alms Giving Ceremony’ and spend an afternoon among the gentle giants at the Elephant Village Sanctuary. Visit the city of Vientiane and see 200 Buddhists and Hindu statues at Buddha Park; enjoy free-time in Vang Vieng and so much more!

This amazing cultural tour includes return international flights, two additional internal flights in Myanmar, 13 nights quality accommodation, 15 meals, English-speaking tour guides and more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or Perth for Yangon, Myanmar. Fly with airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Emirates and Virgin Australia to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival be met by the tour representative and transferred to the hotel.

Please note: Due to flight times and scheduling some customers may be required to depart day 0. Flight times will be confirmed on your final documentation which you will receive at least 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Clover Suite Royal Lake or similar, Yangon
Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, meet with the tour guide and start a walking tour of Yangon. The tour begins with the Yangon City Centre, surrounded by various colonial buildings from World War II, the City Hall and the Independence Monument. Step back in time as you explore the stories behind these buildings. See also the commemorative Blue Plaques which reveal more about Yangon’s rich history. During the tour, enjoy a traditional cup of Myanmar tea at a local shop, a common practice and tradition of socializing with the friendly locals.

After the tour, transfer to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, depart to Amarapura, a former capital whose name means ‘City of Immortality’. Stop at U Bein Bridge for a short walk along the 200 year-old teak wood bridge. The bridge was constructed in of 984 teak wood posts, that were once part of the deserted Inwa Palace. At 1.2 Kilometres in length, it’s the world's longest teak wood construction.

Overnight: Shwe Inn Gyin Hotel or similar, Mandalay
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, head to the top of Mandalay Hill to enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River from the highest vantage point in the area.

Next, visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda which lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill and is known as the world’s largest book. From here, continue to a gold leaf workshop that is well-known for its skilled craftsmen. Afterwards, depart to Bagan (approx 4 hours). On the way, observe country life of Upper Myanmar Region. In the Burmese language, people originating from Upper Myanmar are typically called “a-nya thu, a-nya tha”. Stop by Mt.Popa, an extinct volcano 1518 metres above sea level and home of Nat shrines. The Nats are spirits who have been worshipped all over Burma for many centuries. Continue to Bagan and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight: Bagan View Hotel or similar, Bagan
Meals included: Breakfast

Early this morning, take the opportunity to join an unforgettable experience hot air ballooning over Bagan (not included).

After breakfast, the journey begins with views of the magnificent plains of Bagan on the way to the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda for an introduction into Bagan’s rich history. Then, visit nearby Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jataka mural paintings, and the elegant Htilominlo Temple, noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. Stop at a workshop, a place famous for its exquisite lacquerware. Learn how to make Bagan’s beautiful lacquerware from a village expert.

In the late afternoon, continue to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples, with its 170ft high gold corn-cob hti shining over the fields. Next, continue to Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan, followed by Dhammayangyi Temple, a massive temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. Afterwards, continue to an elevated viewpoint to watch an unforgettable sunset over the plains before returning to the hotel.

Optional Tour: Hot Air Ballooning in Bagan - $520AUD per person
Flying over the unique Bagan area, you will be astounded and amazed by the beauty. Start the morning with an unforgettable hot-air balloon flight over Bagan’s temple-studded plains - widely considered to be one of the most iconic experiences in Asia. Pastries, croissants, coffee and tea are provided while the balloon is inflated. Climb aboard before gently rising above thousands of gilded stupas and earthen temples all back-dropped by the impressive Irrawaddy River.

Please note: Hot Air Ballooning is only available from October to March due to weather conditions.

Overnight: Bagan View Hotel or similar, Bagan
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Heho. Upon arrival, enjoy an hour scenic drive from Heho to Nyaung Shwe. On the way, stop at Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, a beautiful red-painted teak building dated back to the 19th century. Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake, board a private motorboat to head out to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights. Pass villages built on stilts over the lake, inhabited by the neighborhood Intha individuals. Watch the popular leg-paddling anglers and see their drifting patio nurseries developed from segments of water hyacinth and mud and moored to the base with bamboo shafts.

Afterwards, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf. Then, observe the weaving process at the village of In Phaw Khone and witness how the lotus pieces and silk are hand-woven. Continue to Nampan Village and stop at a cheroot factory that produces traditional Burmese cigars. Observe the process and, if interested, give one a try! You will also have the opportunity to hop on a traditional canoe (approx.1 hour) rowed by a Shan woman. The Inle Canoe Lady is an innovative program which has been awarded as “Best Tourism Product for Empowerment 2018”, and empowers the local women of InLe Lake.

Overnight: 81 Central Hotel or similar, Inle Lake
Meals included: Breakfast

Begin the day with a visit to the bright and authentic Lake market which sells fresh vegetables and herbs. Afterwards, board a private motorboat to take off onto Inle Lake. From the middle of the lake, continue down a small canal leading to the Pa-oh village of In Dein. Explore the area on foot and wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area. Here you can climb the covered stairway to the top of a hill which is covered with picturesque ancient stupas and has magnificent views of the lake below. Afterwards, return to the hotel.

Optional Tour: Winery Visit by Bicycle - $35AUD per person
Grab a mountain bike and ride (20-30mins) from Nyaung Shwe to Red Mountain Winery and Vineyards. Located on the lower slopes of the mountain rim, the winery provides spectacular vistas back towards Nyaung Shwe and down the valley as far as Inle Lake itself. If you would prefer not to hop on a bicycle a vehicle will also be available for those who still wish to take part.

Overnight: 81 Central Hotel or similar, Inle Lake
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, transfer to Heho airport for the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, be welcomed by the guide. If time permits, visit the Kalaywa Monastery, which is home to approximately 650 monks. You may have a chance to participate in alms giving moment for the monks which is one of the most auspicious moments one can hope to experience in this mystical land.

Next, visit the Bogyoke Market, a major bazaar in Yangon dominated by antique, Burmese handicrafts and jewellery shops, art galleries, and clothing stores. (Please note: the market is closed every Monday.) Afterwards, transfer to the hotel for check-in.

In the evening, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacrosanct Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar. As per legend, it was constructed over 2600 years ago, which make it the most established Buddhist Pagoda on the planet. It has been rebuilt a few times, taking it to its present shape in the fifteenth century. The 8-sided focal stupa is 99 meters tall, plated with gold leaf and is encompassed by 64 little stupas. Follow the guide's lead around this huge complex and realize why this sanctuary is so adored. You might like to make a ritual offering, as the locals do. Burmese devotees offer water with silver bowls and light candles at the Pagoda, believed to be to their merit.

Overnight: Summit Parkview Hotel or similar, Yangon
Meals included: Breakfast

Today say goodbye to the ‘Land of a Thousand Temples’, and say hello to the ‘Land of a Million Elephants’. At the appropriate time be transferred to the airport to board the flight to Luang Prabang, Laos.

Please note: Due to flight schedules and availability, some travellers may be required to depart very early in the morning.

Welcome to Luang Prabang! Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel. This evening those who are feeling energetic can join a tour of Mount Phousi and a night market.

At 4.45pm be picked up by the tour guide, to visit Mount Phousi. Rising 150m above the centre of town, Mount Phousi cuts a distinctive figure on the Luang Prabang skyline. The hill is a popular place to watch the sunset over the Mekong River. From the summit you can enjoy a spectacular 360 degree outlook across the city and its many temples, and out over the surrounding landscape to the mountains in the distance. Count on spending a couple of hours for the climb and descent, with several stops to see the temples, rest under shady trees and admire the magical views. After Mount Phousi, visit the night market which has a few hundred stalls to wander through.

For those who want to skip the hike and just explore the markets, another guide will meet you at the hotel at 6:30pm for a short walking tour of the night market. Both tours will finish in the main street of Luang Prabang, where there are many dinner options (not included).

Please note: Customers wanting to do a bit of shopping in Laos, Luang Prabang is the best spot.

Overnight: Villa Santi Resort & Spa, Villa Maly Boutique Hotel or similar Luang Prabang, Laos
Meals included: None

This morning at approximately 7:30am be met by the tour guide and embark on a private boat cruise along the Mekong River (approx. 1.5 hours) with a brief stop in a rice wine making village. After the cruise, arrive at the Pak Ou Caves. Pak Ou is a place that not only shelters historic cultural values, but is also home to thousands of Buddhist statues. After visiting the cave by boat you will arrive back into Luang Prabang, before travelling by bus to experience the Lao Buffalo Dairy Farm, an inspiring non-profit organisation.

Led by the tour guide, have the chance to feed chickens, pigs and buffalo. You will even have an opportunity to milk a buffalo! After the tour enjoy lunch while basking in the glorious mountain views. Lunch will include a dessert of buffalo ice cream and a choice of a delicious cake! Following lunch, continue to the breathtaking Kuang Si waterfalls, the largest in Luang Prabang. Here you can take a refreshing swim while taking in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Afterwards, transfer back to Luang Prabang.

Overnight: Villa Santi Resort & Spa, Villa Maly Boutique Hotel or similar, Luang Prabang
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast, take the opportunity to join an optional Morning Bicycle Tour (not included).

Optional Tour: Luang Prabang Bicycle Tour - approx $30 AUD per person
Meet the tour guide at approximately 8:00am who will take you to a nearby bike shop where you can choose your bike. The first stop is Wat Xieng Thong - called "Golden City Temple" and is one of the most beautiful in town. Next, bike to an amazing viewpoint, where two rivers; Nam Khan and Mekong intersect. Following this, ride along the Mekong River bank enjoying the fresh air and scenery before stopping at Saffron Coffee. Saffron Coffee is a social or 'profit for purpose' business where profits are reinvested for the benefit of the Laos people. After enjoying a cup of coffee and some stories about the business and locals, the tour heads to the 'Old Town' to see the peaceful lifestyle. Return via the beautiful road which runs along the Nam Khan river bank, arriving back at the hotel at approximately 9:45am.
Please Note: A moderate level of fitness is required for this optional tour.

Later, enjoy an unforgettable experience at the Elephant village Sanctuary. Upon arrival at the Elephant Village Camp you will be greeted by the guide who will give you a short briefing about the elephants and their special relationship to the people of Laos. Afterwards have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the elephants, as well as feed them. Next, visit an elephant museum and elephant hospital. Enjoy a buffet lunch at the Elephant Camp restaurant served with coffee, tea and drinking water (vegetarian options are available). After lunch, see the elephants bathing in the river before walking with them to the forest. Transfer back to the hotel mid afternoon.

Overnight: Villa Santi Resort & Spa, Villa Maly Boutique Hotel or similar, Luang Prabang
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Rise early this morning to the sound of the temple gong, before joining the guide for a walk through the quiet streets to watch the daily processions of three hundred young monks walking silently by, collecting sticky rice and other foods in their bronze bowls. The ritual is linked to a Buddhist tradition in which monks beg for their daily food as a way to demonstrate humility.

Alms giving is an important religious act in Buddhism and must be carried out respectfully by locals and tourists alike. If you would like to be involved in the offering of food, the guide will be more than happy to show you the best way to interact with the monks. After this wonderful experience, be transferred back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, travel to Vang Vieng. Arriving around midday, check-in to the hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Alternatively, you can join an optional ‘Kayaking on Nam Song River’ tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Kayaking on Nam Song River - $30 AUD
A quick drive 10km North lies the ethnic Khmu village of Vieng Samay. After an introduction to the basics of kayaking, set off down the beautiful Nam Song River. From here continue travelling downstream to Tham None (Sleeping cave), which is one of the biggest caves in Vang Vieng and served as a rescue shelter for the villagers during the Second Indochina War. Today it is home to a family of bats and the ‘Magic Stone’ of Vang Vieng. The final leg of the journey is a gentle paddle which will return you back to Vang Vieng, hopefully just in time to catch the sunset.

Overnight: Amari Vang Vieng, Eden De Vang Vieng or similar, Vang Vieng
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure. Alternatively choose to join an optional ‘Half Day Trip Trekking to Pha Ngern View Point’ tour.

Optional Activity: Half Day Trekking to Pha Ngern Viewpoint - $30 AUD
At 8:00am be picked up by the tour guide in a tuk tuk. On arrival in Pha Ngern start the climb to the Pha Ngern viewpoint - 650m (approx. 45-60mins). Once you reach the top be met with spectacular views and picturesque landscapes over the paddy fields that “pop” out in clear view from their flat surroundings. From the top you can also witness a sea of clouds cuddling the rocky mountain peaks. After the trek back down the mountain be transferred back to the hotel arriving around mid morning.
Please Note: This trekking tour requires a high level of fitness.

This afternoon travel to Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon. Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon is an improvised eco-water park in a scenic village close to Vang Vieng. Observe sharp stalactites and stalagmites as you descend down steep walls to reach the largest hall of the cave, which holds the bronze statue of a reclining Buddha, with several other smaller Buddha images revered by locals. The green-blue waters of the lagoon outside the cave provide a beautiful relaxation spot. You can also try your hand at abseiling one of the water slides. In the evening take a long tail boat for an hour long cruise on Nam Song River. Enjoy the beautiful sunset over the river with picturesque scenery of Vang Vieng. After docking at the boat station be transferred back to the hotel.

Overnight: Amari Vang Vieng, Eden De Vang Vieng or similar, Vang Vieng
Meals included: Breakfast

Today after breakfast you will be transferred to Vientiane. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. Enjoy free time for lunch (not included) and rest.

In the afternoon, visit Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan) and enjoy a stroll admiring the more than 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues. The tranquil setting along the Mekong River is a contrast to the slightly eccentric sculptures built in 1958 by a Laos shaman. The concrete sculptures are unique and intriguing, sitting majestically in the peaceful park. Next, enjoy the sunset and night markets situated on the Mekong river bank, which is the natural border between Laos and Thailand. Tonight enjoy a traditional dinner with live music at the famous Khop Chai Deu Restaurant.

Overnight: S Park Design Hotel, Leuxay Hotel or similar, Vientiane
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today at the appropriate time be transferred to the airport for the flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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    Myanmar:
  • Uncover the wonders of Myanmar on tour
  • Visit Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake
  • Enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of the Yangon city centre
  • See the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Shop for wares at the BoGyoke Market (Scott Market)
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Mandalay
  • Walk along the famous U Bein Bridge
  • Explore Bagan, ‘The City of Four Million Pagodas’
  • See the golden stupa of the Shwezigon Pagoda
  • Visit the cave temple Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi
  • Discover Ananda Temple, one of Bagans most beautiful
  • See floating villages and more on an Inle Lake boat ride
  • Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, InLe Lake's main sanctuary
  • Uncover the bright and authentic Lake market
  • Enjoy free time in the picturesque Inle Lake area

    Laos:
  • Experience Laos, ‘the Land of a Million Elephants’
  • Fall in love with UNESCO listed Luang Prabang
  • Cruise along the Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves
  • Witness numerous Buddha statues at Pak Ou Cave
  • Visit the Buffalo Dairy Farm and have an opportunity to milk a buffalo
  • Enjoy a refreshing swim at the beautiful Kuang Si Falls
  • Spend an afternoon at the Elephant Village Sanctuary Luang Prabang
  • Experience a Buddhist ‘Alms Giving Ceremony’
  • Explore Vang Vieng’s famous Tham Kham Cave
  • Witness the bronze reclining Buddha in Tham Phu Cave
  • Swim in the turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon
  • Experience the sunset aboard a long tail boat cruise on Nam Song River
  • Enjoy time at leisure in picturesque Vang Vieng
  • Marvel at the statues of Buddha Park in Vientiane
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/PER
  • 2 x Internal flights within Myanmar
  • 13 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 15 meals including daily breakfast
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C Vehicles.
  • Return 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 2nd of December 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $700 applies.
 
Departure Dates (2020)
^March: 11
April: 29
May: 13
June: 3
July: 15
August: 5
September: 9
^October: 14
^November: 11
^December: *2
 
Surcharges
Dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $250 per person.
Dates/months with a ^ incur a land high season surcharge of $200 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or Perth
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Brisbane or *Adelaide: $50 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Thai Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qantas Airways, Emirates, Virgin Australia, Malindo Air, Korean Airlines, Japan Airlines, China Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Lao Airlines and airline partners (subject to availability)

 

Please note:

- Max baggage allowance on the internal flights is 20kg checked baggage and 7kg carry on

- 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.
- Blackout dates:
* 16 March 2020 - 25 April 2020
* 15 June 2020 - 13 July 2020
* 17 September 2020 - 11 October 2020
* 6 December 2020 - 20 January 2021
 
Stay behind in Vientiane, Laos
$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.
- Blackout dates:
* 16 March 2020 - 25 April 2020
* 15 June 2020 - 13 July 2020
* 17 September 2020 - 11 October 2020
* 6 December 2020 - 20 January 2021
  
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy : Not Available 
- Business Class (Australia - Yangon, Vientiane - Australia): 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


3-4 Star (self-rated):

Myanmar:

Yangon: Clover Suites Royal Lake or similar

Mandalay: Shwe Inn Gyin Hotel or similar

Bagan: Bagan View Hotel or similar

InLe Lake: 81 Central Hotel or similar

 

Laos:

Luang Prabang: Santi Resort and Spa, Sada Hotel or Villa Maly Boutique Hotel or similar 

Vang Vieng: Amari Vang Vieng, Eden De Vang Vieng or similar 

Vientiane: Crowne Plaza Vientiane, S Park Design Hotel or Leuxay Hotel or similar

 

Please note: Accommodation/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
Not Available 
 
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 8 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
Twin or Double bedding (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 10, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities - Available for purchase on checkout
Day 4: Hot Air Ballooning in Bagan - $520 AUD per person
Day 6: Winery Bicycle Tour- $35 AUD per person
Day 11: Kayaking on Nam Song River - $30 AUD per person
Day 12: Half Day Trek - $30 AUD per person 
 
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
 
Optional Tours / Activities - Available for purchase on tour
Day 10: Luang Prabang Bicycle Tour - approx. $30 AUD per person
 
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.


- Visa fees and requirements (Visa's are a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary 
- Recommended gratuities/tipping:
* Myanmar: $10 AUD per person per day
* Laos: 30,000 Laotian Kip per person per day
- Optional activities/tours 
- Personal expenses
- 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:
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.
 
Laos:
Laos has a tropical monsoon climate, with an afternoon shower common between May and October. A cool dry season from November through February, and a hot dry season in March and April.
 
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:
15 meals are 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 general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour.
 
Myanmar:
The recommended tip is $10 AUD per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
Laos:
The recommended tip is 30,000 Laotian Kip per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
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.



Myanmar:


A tourist visa for Myanmar is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport.

 

From the 1st of October 2019 - 30th September 2020, Australian passport holders are eligible to apply for a tourist visa on arrival. The cost of this is $50 USD, and the visa is valid for 30 days. For more information: https://tourism.gov.mm/visa-requirements/visa-on-arrival/

 

Alternatively, if you are travelling for tourism you can apply for an e-Visa online for use at select entry points. Apply for an e-Visa directly through the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population website. Print out the e-Visa approval letter and present it to Myanmar immigration authorities on arrival.

 

E-Visas can be used to enter Myanmar at:

- Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw international airports

- Tachilek, Myawaddy and Kawthaung (land border crossings with Thailand)

- Tamu and Rih Khaw Dar (land border crossings with India).

 

Laos:
If you're visiting Laos for tourism, you can get a 30-day tourist visa when you arrive at the International Airport in Vientiane, the International Airport in Luang Prabang, and most land border crossings. The visa cost is $35 USD. To apply, you need 2 blank pages in your passport and 2 recent passport-size photos. Please note: visa information is subject to change. Please check http://immigration.gov.la/ for up to date information 
 
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 as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


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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.