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The Heart of Myanmar (Burma) Adventure Tour

Asia

  • Myanmar

Journey into the Land of the Golden Pagodas on a 12-day adventure in Myanmar (Burma). Cruise the mighty Irrawaddy River to the ancient city of Bagan, home to over 2,200 temples and pagodas. Drift to the floating villages on serene Inle Lake. Visit Kyan Sithar Umin monastery to meet a Buddhist monk, and climb Mandalay Hill for lovely views of the surrounding countryside. With its warm people and mystical culture, find enchantment in Myanmar.


Highlights

Talk with a monk about Buddhism and daily life, learn the basics of Burmese cuisine with a cooking demonstration from a local chef, travel past floating villages on tranquil Inle Lake, explore the pagodas and monasteries of this ancient land


What's Included

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kyan Sithar Umin Monastery Visit, Bagan Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Burmese Cooking Demonstration, Inle Lake Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Yangon Talk and Dinner, Yangon Your G for Good Moment: LinkAge Restaurant, Yangon. Arrival transfer. Tour of Mandalay. Boat trip and tour of Mingun village. Visit Sagaing and the ancient city of Amarapura. Irrawaddy River boat trip. Guided tour of Bagan archaeological zone. Toddy palm farm visit. Taungkalat Monastery and Mount Popa area visit. Visit Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery. Tour Nyaung Shwe by trishaw. Boat tour of Inle Lake including floating villages and markets. Visit a cheroot factory. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and the Nge Phe Chaung Monastery. Tour Shwedagon Pagoda. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels (11 nts).


Meals Included

11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner


Transport

Private bus/van, plane, boat, walking.


Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $250 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip: We recommend roughly 300
350 USD for spending money on this trip. This can be exchanged on Day 1 in Yangon with some advice from your CEO. This allowance would cover food, drinks, camera fees and most optional activities (except for the hot air balloon). If you are a keen shopper and/or drinker, we recommend budgeting a bit more for those activities. Please bring ONLY new, MINT CONDITION US dollars to Burma with you. Be specific with your bank when buying cash. If you are in the US, please be sure to go to your bank and request NEW bills
older bills with wrinkles, tears, rips, creases or marks will not be accepted.


What to Take

We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as you are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15
20 minutes with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10
15kg/22
30lb. Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit with you in buses or on trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones.

Day 1 Yangon

Arrive any time today. An arrival transfer is included. Following your introductory meeting at the hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner at the historical House of Memories.

Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to relax and explore the city. Following a group meeting at the hotel, we have an included group dinner where you can sample some of the local cuisine.

Please note that most nationalities requires a visa to enter Myanmar (Burma); please double check this with your travel agent or local Myanmar Embassy prior to your arrival.

Day 2 Yangon/Mandalay

Arrive any time today. An arrival transfer is included. Following your introductory meeting at the hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner at the historical House of Memories.

Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to relax and explore the city. Following a group meeting at the hotel, we have an included group dinner where you can sample some of the local cuisine.

Please note that most nationalities requires a visa to enter Myanmar (Burma); please double check this with your travel agent or local Myanmar Embassy prior to your arrival.

Day 3 Mandalay

Arrive any time today. An arrival transfer is included. Following your introductory meeting at the hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner at the historical House of Memories.

Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to relax and explore the city. Following a group meeting at the hotel, we have an included group dinner where you can sample some of the local cuisine.

Please note that most nationalities requires a visa to enter Myanmar (Burma); please double check this with your travel agent or local Myanmar Embassy prior to your arrival.

Day 4 Mandalay

Arrive any time today. An arrival transfer is included. Following your introductory meeting at the hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner at the historical House of Memories.

Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to relax and explore the city. Following a group meeting at the hotel, we have an included group dinner where you can sample some of the local cuisine.

Please note that most nationalities requires a visa to enter Myanmar (Burma); please double check this with your travel agent or local Myanmar Embassy prior to your arrival.

Day 5 Mandalay/Bagan

Arrive any time today. An arrival transfer is included. Following your introductory meeting at the hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner at the historical House of Memories.

Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to relax and explore the city. Following a group meeting at the hotel, we have an included group dinner where you can sample some of the local cuisine.

Please note that most nationalities requires a visa to enter Myanmar (Burma); please double check this with your travel agent or local Myanmar Embassy prior to your arrival.

Day 6 Bagan

Arrive any time today. An arrival transfer is included. Following your introductory meeting at the hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner at the historical House of Memories.

Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to relax and explore the city. Following a group meeting at the hotel, we have an included group dinner where you can sample some of the local cuisine.

Please note that most nationalities requires a visa to enter Myanmar (Burma); please double check this with your travel agent or local Myanmar Embassy prior to your arrival.

Day 7 Bagan

Arrive any time today. An arrival transfer is included. Following your introductory meeting at the hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner at the historical House of Memories.

Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to relax and explore the city. Following a group meeting at the hotel, we have an included group dinner where you can sample some of the local cuisine.

Please note that most nationalities requires a visa to enter Myanmar (Burma); please double check this with your travel agent or local Myanmar Embassy prior to your arrival.

Day 8 Bagan/Inle Lake

Arrive any time today. An arrival transfer is included. Following your introductory meeting at the hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner at the historical House of Memories.

Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to relax and explore the city. Following a group meeting at the hotel, we have an included group dinner where you can sample some of the local cuisine.

Please note that most nationalities requires a visa to enter Myanmar (Burma); please double check this with your travel agent or local Myanmar Embassy prior to your arrival.

Day 9 Inle Lake

Arrive any time today. An arrival transfer is included. Following your introductory meeting at the hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner at the historical House of Memories.

Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to relax and explore the city. Following a group meeting at the hotel, we have an included group dinner where you can sample some of the local cuisine.

Please note that most nationalities requires a visa to enter Myanmar (Burma); please double check this with your travel agent or local Myanmar Embassy prior to your arrival.

Day 10 Inle Lake/Kalaw

Arrive any time today. An arrival transfer is included. Following your introductory meeting at the hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner at the historical House of Memories.

Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to relax and explore the city. Following a group meeting at the hotel, we have an included group dinner where you can sample some of the local cuisine.

Please note that most nationalities requires a visa to enter Myanmar (Burma); please double check this with your travel agent or local Myanmar Embassy prior to your arrival.

Day 11 Kalaw/Yangon

Arrive any time today. An arrival transfer is included. Following your introductory meeting at the hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner at the historical House of Memories.

Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to relax and explore the city. Following a group meeting at the hotel, we have an included group dinner where you can sample some of the local cuisine.

Please note that most nationalities requires a visa to enter Myanmar (Burma); please double check this with your travel agent or local Myanmar Embassy prior to your arrival.

Day 12 Yangon

Arrive any time today. An arrival transfer is included. Following your introductory meeting at the hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner at the historical House of Memories.

Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to relax and explore the city. Following a group meeting at the hotel, we have an included group dinner where you can sample some of the local cuisine.

Please note that most nationalities requires a visa to enter Myanmar (Burma); please double check this with your travel agent or local Myanmar Embassy prior to your arrival.

Details

Duration: 12 Days

Trip Style: National Geographic Journeys

Service Level: Upgraded

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max: Max 16, avg 12

Call Us: 01 2311889


My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

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