Travel 2 Touring 18/19

LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

ASIA

CHINA

1

INDIA

MYANMAR (BURMA)

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

Mandalay

2

1

Ayeyarwaddy River

Heho

Bagan (Pagan)

2

Inle Lake

1

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

1

THAILAND

Bay of Bengal

LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Yangon (Rangoon)

2

1

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Visit Kandawgyi Park and observe the glittering Karaweik barge • Explore a number of beautiful temples in the city of Bagan, enjoying staggering views from the top of some • Spend time learning about local skills at a traditional lacquerware workshop • Optional hot-air balloon flight over the plains of Bagan (seasonal) • Cruise the Ayeyarwaddy River • Explore Mahamuni Pagoda, home to one of the country’s most important Buddha images • Tour around the former capitals of Sagaing, Ava, and Amarapura • Motorboat across Inle Lake and admire the floating gardens • Optional ride on Yangon’s Circle Train LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

INDEPENDENT TOUR PRICES FROM £1399pp

8 day Essential Myanmar Yangon • Bagan • Mandalay • Amarapura • Ava • Sagaing • Heho • Inle Lake

Day 6: Mandalay - Inle Lake Fly to Heho and transfer by car and boat to your hotel. Then visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Inpawkon village to visit a Cheroot workshop and blacksmith shop, then Nga Hpe Kyuang Monastery. (B) Standard: Inle Resort & Spa; Superior: Novotel Inle Lake; Deluxe: Inle Princess Resort Days 7 & 8: Heho – Yangon In the morning, continue your exploration of the lake passing through the busy village of Ywama before exploring more pagodas and experiencing life on the lake. Later return to Yangon and transfer to your hotel. The following day, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B,B) Standard: Inya Lake Hotel; Superior: Melia Yangon; Deluxe: Shangri-La Hotel

Day 1: Arrive Yangon Transfer to your hotel and embark on a city tour taking in Yangon’s highlights including Shwedagon Pagoda. Standard: Inya Lake Hotel; Superior: Melia Yangon; Deluxe: Shangri-La Hotel Days 2 & 3: Yangon – Bagan Fly to Bagan and explore the temple complex, visiting Shwezigon, Gubyaukgyi, Ananda Pahto, Htilominlo Pahto temples among others. The next day visit Nyaung Oo Market before continuing your exploration of Bagan’s temples. Later board a small boat for a sunset cruise. (B,B) Standard: Bagan Thande Hotel; Superior: Tharabar Gate; Deluxe: Bagan Lodge (2 nights) Day 4 & 5: Bagan - Mandalay Take a short flight to Mandalay. Visit the Mahamuni and Kuthodaw Pagodas. The next day, take in the sites of the former capitals Innwa, located on an island between the Ayeyarwady and Myitnge Rivers, then Sagaing and Amarapura in the afternoon. (B,B) Standard: Shwe Ingyinn Hotel; Superior: Sedona Mandalay; Deluxe: Mandalay Hill Resort (2 nights)

TOUR DETAILS

£1399 per person

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PRICES INCLUDE • 7 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 7 breakfasts • Touring by air-conditioned vehicle • Services of an English-speaking guide • Airport transfers, internal flights & sightseeing as per itinerary

DEPARTURES Daily

TOUR STYLE: Independent

GROUP SIZE: 2+

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 4 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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