Discover the Golden Land of Burma. Myanmar (formerly Burma), a nation with more than 100 ethnic groups that is rich in culture and history. Visit the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.
Burma (Myanmar) has a rich cultural heritage and a long, eventful history. This journey visits the highlights of this diverse country, beginning in Mandalay then on to the thousands of pagodas in ancient Pagan (Bagan), which reflect the deep-rooted Burmese belief in Buddhism and spirit worship. Visit beautiful Inle lake, famous for its floating villages and gardens, and the leg-rowers of the Intha tribe, before finishing in the former royal capital of Rangoon (Yangon) with its magnificent Shwedagon pagoda.
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Mandalay – Maymyo – Pagan – Inle Lake – Rangoon
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Day 1 – Mandalay
Arrive in Mandalay and transfer to Mandalay Hill Resort for 2 nights. Afternoon visit to Mahamuni pagoda, then on to Amarapura to visit the Mahagandayon monastery, ending with sunset at U Bein bridge. Welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2 – Maymyo
Morning visit of Mandalay Palace and its fort, followed by a full-day trip to Maymyo (Pyin Oo Lwin), a former British hill station. Take a horse-drawn cart to see grand colonial houses, and visit a local market. Lunch is at the Club Terrace in Maymyo, followed by a visit to the National Kandawgyi Gardens. (B, L)
Day 3 – To Pagan
Cross the river to Sagaing Hill to visit the pagodas. Cross back to visit the ancient royal capital of Inwa (Ava) and take a horse-drawn cart to visit the Bagayar monastery, before flying to Nyaung U. On arrival, transfer to the Aye Yar River View Resort in Pagan (or similar) for 3 nights. (B, L)
Day 5 – Pagan
Optional sunrise balloon ride over Pagan (October to March only. Must be booked in advance). Full-day tour of Pagan, including the Ananda, Dhammayangyi and Htilominlo temples. (B)
Day 6 – Pagan
Full-day tour of Pagan, including Shwezigon pagoda, Lawkananda and Dhammayazika temples. End the day with a sunset cruise on the Irrawaddy river. (B)
Day 7 – Inle Lake
Morning flight to Heho and transfer to Inle lake. In the afternoon, take a tour of the floating villages, gardens and temples around the lake. Stay 2 nights at the Amata Garden Resort (or similar). (B, L, D)
Day 8 – Rangoon
Morning flight to Rangoon, then visit the Kalaywatawya monastery. Continue to the city via a stop outside Aung San Suu Kyi’s gated home, and on to the Chatrium Hotel (or similar) for a 2-night stay. (B)
Day 9 – Rangoon
Visit Shwedagon pagoda, then take a walking tour of the downtown area. See the reclining Buddha and the National Museum, then end the day with afternoon tea at the Belmond Governor’s Residence. Farewell dinner at Le Planteur. (B, D)
Day 10 – Depart Rangoon
Optional visit to the Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) market. Transfer to the airport to continue your journey. (B)
|10 day / 9 night Golden Land of Burma Package||Per Person|
|Double / Twin room||$4,013|
|Single room supplement||$1,584|
(B) Breakfast / (L) Lunch / (D) Dinner.
Rates are per person in NZD and are subject to change and availability until confirmed. Rate is a ‘from’ price and may vary depending on any adjustments you request to your services and departure seasonality for your chosen date of services. Rate may be subject to currency fluctuations and changes in air taxes until full payment is received. Based on twin share accommodation. Single supplement is in addition to applicable twin share rate. Hotels are indicative at time of publishing and similar alternative may be confirmed. Airfares are excluded from this package price. Visa fees additional and are the personal responsibility of the traveller. Personal expenses, tips, gratuities, travel insurance and beverages are excluded as are any other services not mentioned above. Full terms and conditions available on request. *The itinerary above applies only to departures from October 2016 onwards. For January to March 2016, the itinerary includes the same excursions, but is one day shorter and begins in Rangoon instead of Mandalay.