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Blissful Bali & Singapore Ex U.S.A.

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Enjoy a 13-day tour around Bali and Singapore. In Bali, you will get to see natural, cultural, and artistic sites with visits to traditional villages ...
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Tordes Schaefer-Charlton
My love of travel and discovering new places began when I was very young, with my parents regularly taking me abroad on family vacations. Later, as a teenager, if not off having adventures in foreign lands, I could be found reminiscing and daydreaming about travel and sharing my passion with others. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have set foot on all seven continents (the most recent being Antarctica in 2011), to have visited over 65 countries worldwide and to have lived for extended periods in five remarkable destinations: Wales, France, Germany, Australia and Bali. Now in my 15th year in the travel industry, my passion is as fervent as ever and these days I am the one planning the family vacations; taking my own children out to discover the world and to see them grow through their experiences. From snorkelling with sharks in Belize and zip-lining at Copan to watching orangutans in the wild in Borneo and climbing the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, I hope that I have instilled a love of travel in them and that they find as rewarding as I have over the years. Helping people discover the pleasure of travel and watching them get bitten by the travel bug is what I enjoy most.
Home Glimpse Of Myanmar Ex. U.S.A.
Description
Join a fascinating eleven day tour, beginning in Yangon with a visit to the bustling Yangon harbour, local markets and some of the city’s many incredible pagodas. The journey then takes you north to Bagan, home to thousands of ancient temples, and on to legendary Mandalay.
Tour Highlights
Visit the larger-than-life gold Shwedagong Pagoda in Yangon
See some of the many incredible temples around the ancient city of Bagan
Explore Kuthodaw Pagoda, often referred to as “the world’s biggest book
Take boat trip on the Ayeyarwaddy River in Mandalay
   

Glimpse Of Myanmar Ex. U.S.A. 09 Days


Itinerary is subject to changes depending on flights, road conditions and availability of rooms.

Optional Extension to Lake Inca Available

DAY
1
USA (DEPARTURE)
Make your way to your International Airport for your flight to Yangon. Enjoy in-flight meals and services.


DAY
2
YANGON (ARRIVAL)
Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to hotel for check in. Enjoy the blanace of the day at leaisure. Early check in is subject to room availability or confirmation by hotels at additional cost in advance.
Overnight in Yangon


DAY
3
YANGON (B/-/-)
After breakfast, drive to the landmark Strand Hotel and have a look at Pansodan Jetty to observe the busy life on Yangon River and visit to Botathaung Pagoda. Continue driving up Pansodan Street famous for some of Yangon's most impressive colonial buildings. Proceed to Mahabandoola Road from where you have the perfect view on Sule Padoga, City Hall and High Court. Cross to the animated Indian District of Anawrahta Road to reach a Hindu Temple. Go further down on Kon Zay Dan Street and Chinatown including a Chinese Temple.
Continue visit to Bogyoke (Scotts) Market with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores (closed on Mondays and on public holidays). Complete your Yangon Impression with an extended visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monument, the Shwedagon Pagoda, after a photo stop at the Karaweik Hall, a 'hamsa-bird-shaped' floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake.
Overnight in Yangon.


DAY
4
YANGON - BAGAN (B/-/-)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight (estimated flight schedule # 08:00-09:10) to Bagan.Upon arrival, visit to Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine, Gubyaukgyi temple and Ananda Temple with its four magnificent standing Buddha images. Learn of manufacturing Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts and visit a lacquer ware craftsmen’s workshop in nearby Myinkaba village. Later, continue to Manuha Temple built in Mon style in 1059 and explore the Nanbaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument which according to legends used to be palace site of King Manuha and Myingakaba Gubyaukgyi Temple. Complete the day by watching sunset from a temple top.
Overnight in Bagan.


DAY
5
BAGAN (B/-/-)
After breakfast, enjoy your day at leisure or perhaps book an optional tour from the activities below.
Overnight in Bagan.

Optional: Half day excursion to Mount Popa USD 25/ CAD 35 per person
Visit MT. Popa, an extinct volcano with spectacular views. Mt. Popa is a popular pilgrimage destination for Myanmar’s. The local people travel here from far away to worship various animist spirits known as “nats”. 777 steps lead up to the shrine placed on top of the steep Popa peak.

Optional: Balloons over Bagan USD 345/ CAD 465 per person
You will be picked up at approximately 0530 hours by coach and transfer to hot air balloon launching place (note that this place changes every day depending on the winds). The sunrise flight will last just under one hour. The balloon is guided by gentle winds allowing guests a serene and peaceful bird's-eye view of ancient temples drifting by. Using his skill the pilot is able to guide the balloon to a gentle landing on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River, or in an open field, where our friendly crew and a celebratory glass of champagne will be on hand. The pilots reserve the right to split up the participants according to the weight of the clients. The final decision is made by the pilot. You will return to your hotel at approximately 0900 hours by coach.
Body weight and nationality have to be advised 30 days prior to flight date. Any passenger in excess of 125 kg/280 pounds or any passenger who requires the space in the basket for 2 passengers, will required to pay a 100% surcharge of the ticket price. Failure to provide accurate information in advance could lead to the refusal of flight at the launch site, whereby no refund will be offered.


DAY
6
BAGAN - MANDALAY – AMARAPURA - MANDALAY (B/-/-)
After breakfast, you will be transfered to the airport for a domestic flight (estimated flight schedule # 08:20-08:50) to Mandalay.
Upon arrival, visit to Bagaya Monastery, a compound with a superb collection of Buddha statues before proceeding to the 200-year-old U Bein teak bridge, built in 1782 when Amarapura was the royal capital. Already from the early days the city was known for silk- and cotton weaving. Proceed to the Mahamuni Pagoda. Mandalay is a major arts and crafts center. Visit a Kalaga tapestry craftsmen’s shop.
In the afternoon, take a trishaw ride to Kuthodaw Pagoda the world’s largest book made of marble and the Golden Palace Monastery, a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kyaukdawgyi Pagoda. Complete the visit with Shwe Kyin Monastery for sunset viewing and observe the evening prayers.
Overnight in Mandalay.

DAY
7
MANDALAY – MINGUN – AVA - MANDALAY (B/-/-)
After breakfast, visit to Zeycho Market before an excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River that will take you to Mingun, about 11 km (1h) upriver from Mandalay. Visit one of the world’s largest bells, the 90 ton Mingun Bell, Hsinbyume Paya, Mya Thein Tan Pagoda and the unfinished Mingun Paya meant to become the largest stupa in Myanmar, constructed by King Bodaw Paya. Drive back to Mandalay.
In the afternoon, embark for a short boat ride over Myit Nge stream and start exploring the former Royal Capital Inwa (Ava) by horse cart. Visit Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remains of the ancient palace building, also known as “the leaning tower of Ava“, Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery built of brick and stucco, and Bargayar Monastery, famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. If time permits, visit to some village homes to see local handicrafts, silk weaving, cane mats and alms bowls.
Overnight in Mandalay


DAY
8
MANDALAY – YANGON (B/-/-)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your domestic flight (estimated flight schedule # 10:30-12:00) to Yangon. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure for relaxing at hotel’s poolside.
Overnight in Yangon

DAY
9
YANGON - USA (DEPARTURE) (B/-/-)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today you will be transferred back to Yangon International Airport in time for your flight.



This tour is on a twin sharing basis. A single supplement of $599 applies for this tour

Optional Extension to Lake Inca Available


Prices from Los Angeles (LAX) are the same than from New York (JFK)

Guaranteed Departure Dates

Superior Category
Start Date End Date Ex Chicago (ORD) Ex New York (JFK) Land Only
01 May 2017 09 May 2017 USD $ 2399.00 Per Person USD $ 2199.00 Per Person USD $ 1275.00 Per Person
16 May 2017 24 May 2017 USD $ 2399.00 Per Person USD $ 2199.00 Per Person USD $ 1275.00 Per Person
30 May 2017 07 Jun 2017 USD $ 2399.00 Per Person USD $ 2199.00 Per Person USD $ 1275.00 Per Person
12 Sep 2017 20 Sep 2017 USD $ 2199.00 Per Person USD $ 1999.00 Per Person USD $ 1275.00 Per Person
26 Sep 2017 04 Oct 2017 USD $ 2199.00 Per Person USD $ 1999.00 Per Person USD $ 1275.00 Per Person
10 Oct 2017 18 Oct 2017 USD $ 2399.00 Per Person USD $ 2199.00 Per Person USD $ 1275.00 Per Person
31 Oct 2017 08 Nov 2017 USD $ 2399.00 Per Person USD $ 2199.00 Per Person USD $ 1275.00 Per Person
14 Nov 2017 22 Nov 2017 USD $ 2399.00 Per Person USD $ 2199.00 Per Person USD $ 1275.00 Per Person
28 Nov 2017 06 Dec 2017 USD $ 2399.00 Per Person USD $ 2199.00 Per Person USD $ 1275.00 Per Person
29 Jan 2018 06 Feb 2018 USD $ 2399.00 Per Person USD $ 2199.00 Per Person USD $ 1275.00 Per Person
05 Feb 2018 13 Feb 2018 USD $ 2399.00 Per Person USD $ 2199.00 Per Person USD $ 1275.00 Per Person
19 Mar 2018 27 Mar 2018 USD $ 2399.00 Per Person USD $ 2199.00 Per Person USD $ 1275.00 Per Person

International airfares (except land only package)
Domestic flights Yangon-Bagan-Madalay-Yagon
Accommodation at listed hotels or similar
Daily breakfast
Arrival and departure transfers
Sightseeing as per the itinerary
Entrance fees as per itinerary
Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary
Services of English-speaking tour guides
Boat rental for excursion in Ava and Mingun
Drinking bottled water and refreshing towels on touring
Service charges
All local applicable taxes
Baggage handling (at airports and jetties only)
All Air taxes and Fuel surcharges
Visa fees
Optional tours
Items of personal nature, tips & gratuities
Travel Insurance
All items not mentioned as being included

EXTRA SERVICES:
Half board supplement USD 200 per person
Half board supplement includes 4 lunches at local restaurants, 3 dinners at local restaurants and 2 dinners at hotels.
07 Nights’ Accommodation
Accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis
Accommodation Type - Standard
Chatrium Hotel (Yangon)
Our Rating: 5 Star   |   Local Rating: 5 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Standard
Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon is a beautiful 5-star luxury city hotel in the heart of Yangon (formerly Rangoon), Myanmar’s premier city, located just 30 minutes from Yangon International Airport and pleasantly sited along the western shore of Royal Lake (Kandawgyi Lake) and Kandawgyi Natural Park. Facing the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, the luxurious accommodation comprises 303 spacious rooms including 37 exquisite suites, while facilities include 3 restaurants, 2 bars, meeting & conference facilities, spa, health club and a pool garden. Plus, many city attractions are close by and guests may arrange tours with the Concierge. Built in colonial style and one of Myanmar’s heritage hotels, the property has been revived with Asian and Eastern architectural design features, and offers full amenities of true international standard. In ambience, the hotel has the concept of a city resort, reflecting the ease and comfort of a bygone era in Burma, while service is distinguished by the traditional warm hospitality of the people of Myanmar to meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers.
Mandalay Hill Resort (Mandalay)
Our Rating: 5 Star   |   Local Rating: 5 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Standard
Mandalay Hill Resort lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill with a panoramic view of a myriad of pagodas and faces the distinctive architecture of the Royal Palace and its beautiful moat. Your visit enhanced by the fun-loving hospitable people of Myanmar whose lives remain simple and relaxed will become treasured and timeless memories. Just one hour by air from Yangon and twenty minutes flight from Bagan, Mandalay lies within reach of some of most remarkable archaeological sites in the world that has inspired visitors to Myanmar for nearly a thousand years.
Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort (Bagan)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Standard
Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort is a 2-minute walk from Irrawaddy Riverside. Offering air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, the resort features a spa, pool and laundry service. Free public parking is possible on site. The resort is a 5-minute drive to That Byin Nyu Pagoda. It is a 10-minute drive to Bagan Nyaung Oo Airport. Rooms come with a TV, refrigerator and seating area. Shower facilities are included in an en suite bathroom. Some rooms have a flat-screen TV. Guests can enjoy Asian European cuisines at Venandah Grill. Old Bagan is a great choice for travellers interested in history, archaeology and monuments. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Bagan! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.
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