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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Mandalay via Bangkok with Thai Airways. (N)Day 2: Mandalay
Arrive in Mandalay and transfer to Mandalay Hill Resort for 2 nights, via a visit to the Mahamuni pagoda. At dusk drive out to U Bein Bridge to watch the sunset. Welcome dinner. (D)Day 3: Maymyo
Morning visit to Mandalay Palace, followed by a full-day trip to Maymyo (Pyin Oo Lwin), a former British hill station. Take a horse-drawn carriage to see grand colonial houses and a local market. Lunch is at the Club Terrace in Maymyo, followed by a visit to the National Kandawgyi Gardens. Optional evening performance at the Myanmar Marionettes Theatre. (B, L)Day 4: Fly to Nyaung U • Pagan
Cross the river to visit the pagodas of Sagaing hill, then return to visit the ancient royal capital of Inwa (Ava) and take a horse-drawn carriage to visit the Bagayar monastery, before flying to Nyaung U. On arrival, transfer to the Aye Yar River View Resort in Pagan (Bagan), for 3 nights. (B, L)Day 5: Pagan temple visits
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 temple visits
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: Fly to Heho • Inle lake
Morning flight to Heho and transfer to Inle lake. In the afternoon, take a tour of the floating gardens, pagodas and visit a craft village. Stay 2 nights at the Amata Garden Resort. (B, L, D)Day 8: Inle lake
Morning boat journey to the village of Indein, home to the Paoh people, where you will visit the Indein pagoda complex that consists of hundreds of small stupas. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D)Day 9: Fly to Rangoon
Morning flight to Rangoon (Yangon), then visit the Kalaywatawya monastery. Continue to the city via a stop outside the stateswoman Aung San Suu Kyi’s gated home and the reclining Buddha statue, and on to the Chatrium Hotel for a 2-night stay. (B)Day 10: Rangoon
Visit Shwedagon pagoda, then take a walking tour of the downtown area, including Sule pagoda, Theingyi market and the National Museum. Farewell dinner. (B, D)Day 11: Fly to London via Bangkok
Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport and fly back to London via Bangkok. (B)Day 12: London
Morning arrival. (N)Meal Basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Internal flights:
Due to a restricted domestic flight schedule in Burma, the journey involves a number of early morning flights and requires check in at least one hour prior to departure.Superior tour:
Typically based in 4-star accommodation.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel:
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Mandalay Hill Resort lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill, with views of the Royal Palace walls and the city beyond. Guestrooms and suites are spacious, decorated in warm colours and fitted with modern amenities. The garden, pool and spa area are beautifully designed and maintained, and an ideal place to escape the city. Between October and March traditional dance performances with accompanying barbecue dinners are held at the Kinsana Garden Theatre within the hotel grounds. Features: 208 rooms, 2 restaurants, lounge bar, cafe, spa, outdoor pool with pool bar, fitness centre, tennis court, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Minibar, safe, air conditioning, hairdryer, coffee & tea facilities, television.
The Aye Yar River View Resort occupies the prime site of the banks of the Irrawaddy river and Pagan’s architectural zone. The resort is built in a traditional Burmese style and offers 110 beautifully appointed rooms and suites situated in 4 hectares of tropical gardens. Guest facilities include a restaurant offering Burmese, Chinese and Thai food, a bar, spa and swimming pool.
On the eastern side of Inle Lake, the Amata Garden Resort offers 60 de luxe rooms with views over the lake or to the beautiful Shan hills. The buildings are set in 10 hectares of landscaped gardens, with access by road and lake. Resort facilities include a restaurant, bar, spa and business centre with internet access.
Low season from £2495 per person
High season from £2795 per person
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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