SE5 MYANMAR ( Burma ) TOURSEARCH TOUR
'The Golden Land'
Yangon: Shwedagon Pagoda; Stunning Bagan: site tour; Mandalay: "Golden City"; Ancient capital of Amarapura; Inle Lake: scenic, cultural boat tour
- DATES & PRICES
- FULL ITINERARY
- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Sun 26 Nov 2017||Sat 09 Dec 2017||$3660 USD|
|Sun 04 Feb 2018||Sat 17 Feb 2018||$3660 USD|
|Sun 25 Feb 2018||Sat 10 Mar 2018||$3660 USD|
|Sun 25 Nov 2018||Sat 08 Dec 2018||$3660 USD|
Optional Single Supplement: $950 USD (number of singles limited).
Ann S. (Malibu, CA, US)
Every excursion was excellent. We would not change any of them. All local guides were caring, interesting, and knowledgeable. All hotels surpassed expectations. We had an outstanding leader. He always retained good leadership while getting to know each of us on a personal level. A rare gift! He was fun, had a good relationship with local guides and a huge enthusiasm for the unknown. The best guide the we have ever had with any company.
Elaine S. (Skokie, IL, US)
Chris is outgoing, friendly, helpful and always willing to do extra. He tries to please everyone. His enthusiasm for travel and his job is infectious. He is always pleasant, energetic, smiling and a great conversationalist.
Joy F. (Toronto, ON, CA)
Chris worked really hard to ensure all of our needs and wishes were taken care of, and that we were all satisfied with our meals, accommodations, etc. And he has a positive and upbeat attitude. He s a great tour leader. Chris is a great tour leader, and I would not hesitate to join another tour that he conducted.
Mallory M. (Ajax, ON, CA)
We enjoyed our local guides, they took care of us and our needs as well as provided details to any question we could come up with. Comfortable transportation. We enjoyed the food. We enjoyed our tour leader and would travel with her again. She took great care of us, she was happy, excited and friendly. She was respectful to local guides and anyone we interacted with. Which made us very comfortable. The hotels on this tour were excellent.
Molly M. (Calgary, AB, CA)
The excursions were good. The local guides were enthusiastic about their country its traditions and culture. Our tour leader was really good... she knew the area and was very efficient. The hotels on this tour were very good.
Russell H. (Penticton, BC, CA)
Great tour. The excursions we enjoyed were the time in Bagan, Lake Inle especially as well as the golden rock and Schwedagon pagoda. Tin Tin in Yagon and Neh Win, the guides at Lake Inle, were amazing. Erin, our tour leader, is friendly, helpful, organized and has some knowledge of the country different from the guide s knowledge.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Mt Popa Resort
Rising up from the scorched plains situated on a steep sided volcanic peak is the lushness of Mount Popa – ... 1 hour from the ancient city of Bagan is Perched midway to the summit of this legendary mountain, this is a truly unique experience with magnificent scenery of Popa Mountain affording unparalleled views of plains, valleys and distant mountains.
The Popa Mountain Resort, comprising tastefully designed chalets perched on the hill with magnificent views across the ravine, traditionally furnished and fully equipped with modern facilities amidst the lush hillsides.
The acclaimed restaurant and extensive terracing provides a perfect place to relax and take in the breathtaking scenery, and remains deeply committed to eco-tourism with the kitchen supplied by the organic produce from the resorts organic farms.
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Tharabar Gate Hotel
Perfect for exploring the archaeological zone, this hotel is situated right in front of the stunning historic gates of Bagan. ... stylish hotel features beautifully designed spacious rooms furnished in local teak wood with spectacular views of surrounding temples. The open air restaurant around the large pool serves local and international cuisine.
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Breakfast and dinner (at local restaurants and some hotels) are included daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for drivers, restaurant staff, porters, local guides. Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.
Tour Leader gratuities, most lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), domestic and international (if applicable) air taxes, visa fees, and any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping, not included meals, visas and locally paid departure taxes.
Seasonality and Weather
Our tours in SE Asia operate during the cooler, drier time of year, Nov-Apr. That said, however, the entire region experiences a warm-hot tropical climate with humidity and a chance of rain showers at any time. Inland regions can experience extreme heat, especially Feb-Apr, when it is also very dry and landscapes are brown. Overall you should prepare for warm, sticky weather with the possibility of rain and some chilly nights / mornings in a few locales.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Land transport throughout will be by private air-conditioned bus. Most of the driving days are not long, usually no more than four hours, though My Popa to Mandalay is a full day of travel. Road conditions are generally not good and progress can be slow.
Flights within Myanmar provided by Yangon Airways or Air Mandalay, private airlines, who also fly ATR 72 aircraft. Other internal flights via scheduled regional carriers.
The tour is not strenuous though it is busy; you must be steady on your feet and be able to endure some heat and long days. We have numerous walking tours and visit several sites that are LARGE with steps and uneven surfaces. Porters are available at hotels but you must be able to manage with your baggage at airports.
Hotels used on tour are modern, comfortable, well-located, air-conditioned, 3-4 star properties with en suite bath / toilet. Single rooms are limited and possibly smaller than twins. Laundry facilities are available at most hotels for a reasonable price. Safe deposit boxes are available in most hotels either free or for a nominal fee. Most hotel rooms are well equipped and likely include hairdryers and irons, minibar fridge, TV. All are air-conditioned. Most hotels provide complimentary purified drinking water. Some hotels have swimming pools. We try as best we can to use private hotels in Myanmar.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, local guide, local driver/s.
10-18 (plus Tour Leader)
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