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(N)Day 2: Rangoon
Arrive in Rangoon and transfer to the Belmond Governor’s Residence for 2 nights. (N)Day 3: Rangoon
Full-day city tour including the Shwedagon pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha and Kandawgyi lake. (B, L)Day 4: Fly to Mandalay
Fly to Mandalay and visit the city’s palace, fort, pagodas and monasteries, ending with sunset at Mandalay Hill. Stay 2 nights at the Hotel by the Red Canal. (B, L, D)Day 5: Inwa • Amarapura
Tour the ancient royal capital of Inwa (Ava) by horse cart, then visit Amarapura’s temples, handicraft workshops and the Mahagandayon monastery. Evening boat trip on Taungthaman lake to watch the sunset over U Bein Bridge. (B, L)Days 6-7: Irrawaddy river cruise
Board the RV Paukan for a 2-night cruise to Pagan. Relax and enjoy river life, with various shore excursions available. (B, L, D)Day 8: Pagan
Disembark in Pagan this morning and transfer to the Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort for a 3-night stay. This evening, a private boat has been booked for you on the Irrawaddy river, including dinner on the riverbank (subject to local conditions). (B, L)Days 9-10: Pagan
Spend the following two days exploring the ancient temples of Pagan with a local expert guide and your own private car. On either day an optional sunrise balloon ride over Pagan can be arranged (October to March only; must be booked in advance). (B)Day 11: Fly to Rangoon
Fly to Rangoon and stay overnight at the Belmond Governor’s Residence. (B)Day 12: Fly home
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Luxury tour
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Set on the banks of the Irrawaddy river in old Pagan (Bagan), the Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort is an ideal base from which to explore the city's magnificent temples. The resort encompasses 24 acres of landscaped gardens with matured flowering plants and tropical trees, and makes the most of the property's western orientation toward the river. Accommodation is in a range of guestrooms and suites, comfortably furnished with private verandas. Features: 109 rooms and suites, Thiripyitsaya Spa, swimming pool, restaurant with river views; Wi-Fi; cafe; bar. Room amenities: Private terrace; bathtub or shower; fridge; hairdryer; television.
The Hotel by the Red Canal is a charming boutique hotel located right in the heart of Mandalay. With only 25 rooms it is able to offer an intimate and personal experience. Rooms are furnished in traditional Burmese style with teak furniture and wooden floors. Facilities include a restaurant serving Burmese and Indian food, a bar and a swimming pool and spa.
Arguably the best hotel in Burma, Belmond Governor's Residence is housed in an imposing luxury teak mansion dating from the 1920s and located within the elegant Embassy quarter of Rangoon. Surrounded by a verdant garden, it offers 48 beautiful guest rooms and suites luxuriously decorated with teak furniture, tropical cottons and silks. Mandalay restaurant, overlooking the private garden, serves Asian and European cuisine while the Kipling Bar, named after the country's most celebrated advocate, and Mindon Lounge offer the ideal settings and atmosphere for relaxation and reflection.
Low season from £3995 per person
High season from £4195 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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