Best of Myanmar (Burma)

11 day Best of Myanmar (Burma) with return flights, accommodation, meals, sightseeing, tour guides & more!

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  • This was a wonderful trip that exceeded our expectations in regard to the number and quality of sights and experiences. All guides (apart from one) were fantastic. Burma is an… Susan W

Highlights

 

“Now is the moment to visit this extraordinary land”  – Lonely Planet

Dotted with pagodas set in intriguing, vast land, the beauty of Myanmar is evident instantly. Yet to be completely overcome by Western influences, Myanmar’s history, culture and people offer a magnificent insight into the Asia of old. 

Experience the wonder for yourself with an 11 day Best of Myanmar (Burma) tour to visit the best temples, markets and spectacular sights that make this country so unique.  

Your package includes return international airfares, accommodation, breakfast daily, in-depth sightseeing and more.

See the What You Get section for more.

 

 
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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Ho Chi Minh City

Today you will board your flight from Australia to Saigon – the flamboyant city of Vietnam. On arrival you will be welcomed at the airport and taken to the city centre for check in and overnight stay at your hotel in Saigon. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore this bustling city.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – airplane-takeoff– Yangon (B)

This morning take a flight from Saigon to Yangon (Myanmar). On arrival at Yangon International Airport you will be welcomed by our local tour guide before being transferred to your hotel for check in. Enjoy the rest of the day by exploring this incredible city at your own pace.

Day 3: Yangon (B)

Today we drive to visit the old colonial-style city centre including city hall, Mahabandoola Park with Independence Monument, Strand road and Yangon Jetty. Afterwards, continue travelling to Botahtaung Pagoda, inspired by the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. We then head to Scott Market, the most popular market in Yangon. Built in 1962 by the British, the market has a number of stores selling medicine, foodstuffs, garments and foreign goods. In the afternoon, journey to the 65m Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha). The statue’s placid face is topped by a crown encrusted with diamonds and other precious stones. After Chaukhtatgyi, we make a quick stop at the Karaweik Hall, and incredible floating palace before travelling to one of Yangon’s most photographed sights, the world renowned Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the golden dome light up as we watch the sunset over this icon. 

Day 4: Yangon –airplane-takeoff – Mandalay – Mingun – Ava – Sagaing – Mandalay (B,L) cruise-icon

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Mandalay. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Mandalay’s jetty to take a private chartered boat for a cruise on the famous Irrawaddy River towards the former capital of Mingun. On arrival, travel to the gorgeous white Hsinbyume Pagoda which is modelled on the physical description of the Buddhist mythological mountain. At noon, embark on the boat to visit Ava (Innwa) which was once an ancient imperial capital of successive Burmese kingdoms . If time allows we will visit Ava by horse cart (bullock cart) to Nanmyint Watch Tower, Ma Ha Aung Mye Bonza Monastery and Bagaya Monastery before continuing back by boat to Mandalay.

Day 5: Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay (B)

After breakfast we head to the ancient capital Amarapura. Today, visit Mahagandayon monastery and U Bein Teak Bridge. The biggest draw in the area, the unique U Bein Bridge, a beautiful 1.2 kilometre structure built from teak planks and said to be the longest of its type in the world. Afterwards, travel to Bagaya Monastery to view its superb collection of Buddha statues. En-route we will pay a visit to a tradition hand-weaving silk workshop where you can learn how this precious material is made and craft. This afternoon, we head back to Mandalay for a tour of the city. We encompass some of Mandalay’s best sights including the Mahamuni Pagoda, Shwe Inbin Monastery, the Old Palace grounds and Shwenandaw Monastery before enjoying a sunset view from Mandalay Hill.

Day 6: Mandalay – cruise-icon – Bagan (B,L)

After breakfast you will be transferred to jetty to take a leisurely boat trip to Bagan. No trip to Myanmar is complete without cruising the life-blood of the country, the Irrawaddy River or Ayeyarwaddy as it is known to the locals. On the way you can enjoy the view of local life and relax as you watch the world go by. This afternoon we will arrive in Bagan, one of the most incredible ancient cities in Myanmar known famously for its thousands of Buddhist monuments and stupa’s. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel where the rest of the evening is at leisure.

Day 7: Bagan (B)

After breakfast at hotel we will visit the colorful Naung U Market before journeying to some of Bagan most famous pagodas, including Shwezigon Pagoda, Gupaukgyi: a prototype of later Myanmar stupas, a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of scenes from the jatakas and finishing with Anada Pagoda which was built in 1105 AD during the reign of King Kyanzittha of the Pagan Dynasty. Later, pay a visit to Lacquerware factory before travelling to Dhammayangyi Patho. Dhammayangyi Patho is the largest of all the temples in Bagan, the Dhammayan as it is popularly known was built during the reign of King Narathu who came to the throne by assassinating his father Alaungsithu and his elder brother, presumably built this largest temple to atone for his sins. What as the sunsets over this incredible structure. Optional Tour: Morning Hot Air Balloon ride – This early morning tour allows you to discover the ancient city of Bagan from above. Enjoy a magnificent bird’s eye view of thousand year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River with “BALLOONS OVER BAGAN”. It is a very exiting experience that you will will never forget. Please note, the balloon is guided by gentle winds and operates form 01 Oct 2016 till 31 Mar 2017 only.

Day 8: Bagan – airplane-takeoff– Heho – Inle Lake (B)

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Heho, the gateway to Inle Lake. Upon arrival into Heho we head straight to Inle Lake for and incredible day in this enchanting region. Today’s highlights include viewing the local fisherman rowing in the one-legged style characteristic of Inle Lake boatmen and learning about the gardens of grass and earth floating on the surface of this shallow lake used for growing vegetables. Later on, visit the quirky jumping cats monastery before visiting the Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda located on the lake.

Day 9: Inle Lake – Indein – Heho – airplane-takeoff– Yangon (B)

After breakfast, your last day in Inle will begin with visit to Indein village. This mysterious place is at the end of the marvellous Indein creek, on both sides are paddy fields where you can see the farmers ploughing and harrowing using water buffaloes. After, we pass through NyaungOhak Monastery and follow a stair path lined with many hundreds of wooden columns before reaching the impressive ShweIndein. We then enjoy a hillside panoramic view over the lake area. On the way back walk through a romantic bamboo forest on the riverside before visiting the Myaynigone village where there is a traditional Lotus fiber weaving merchant. When then make our way back to the airport to board a flight to Yangon where on arrival the rest of the day afternoon is at leisure to savor your last evening in this incredible country.

Day 10: Yangon –airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

After your breakfast at hotel you will be transferred to Yangon international airport for your departure flight home connecting via Ho Chi Minh City. Please note: there is an approximate 5.5 hour transit in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 11: Australia

Today you will arrive home. Thank you for travelling with us!

 

 
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What You Get

 

Your package includes return international airfares, accommodation, breakfast daily, in-depth sightseeing and more…

  • Return international airfares with Vietnam Airlines
  • All internal airfares
  • Twin share accommodation in the standard of your choice
  • Daily Breakfast plus 2 lunches
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation
  • Professional English speaking guides
  • All entrance fees

Highlights:

  • Experience the old colonial charm and spiritual harmony of the old capital Yangon.
  • Cruise from Mandalay to the ancient city of Ava and be mesmerised by the splendour of the white Hsinbyume Pagoda.
  • Meander your way down the Irrawaddy river and watch the world go by as you cruise to Bagan
  • Be awe-struck by Bagan and one of the worlds greatest sights with its countless stupa’s
  • Marvel at the people of Inle Lake and its famous one-legged rowing fisherman 
 
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Fine Print

 

 Tour Excludes:

  • Visa – this will need to be applied and paid for by the recipient
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Optional insurance coverage is available for baggage, accident and trip cancellation/interruption
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above
  • Drinks
  • Tipping (not compulsory)

To book your Myanmar Tour:

  • Bookings essential. Bookings must be made through the online booking system.
  • If you want to book later, please use this link: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations or modifications permitted
  • Book by 8 July 2017

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with Vietnam Airlines 
  • Including a minimum 20kgs of checked baggage per passenger.
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.
  • A surcharge of $300 per person applies for departure from Brisbane, Adelaide or Canberra or $600 per person for Perth departure. 

Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopovers or a substitute airline. Such changes are beyond our control, as availability on flights can vary. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.

Single Supplement:  

Superior Accommodation: $355 per person in addition to the twin share. 
Deluxe Accommodation: $490 per person in addition to the twin share price.

You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to pay this single supplement.  

Optional Tours:

Bagan Hot Air Balloon

Classic Service (12 – 16 people) – $399 per person
Premium Service (8 people) – 465 per person

You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to pay your optional tour.

Accommodation:

Superior

Saigon – Asian Ruby Hotel or similar
Yangon – Taw Win Garden Hotel or similar
Mandalay – Oway Grand Hotel or similar
Bagan – Hotel Yadanarbone or similar 
Inle Lake – Paramount Inle Resort 

Deluxe

Saigon – May Flower Hotel or similar 
Yangon – Sky Star Hotel or similar
Mandalay – Shwe Pyi Thar Hotel or similar
Bagan – Bagan Lodge Hotel or similar 
Inle Lake – Amata Garden Resort or similar 

Child: Same as adult prices.Suitable for children/infants 1 years old and over.

Triple Share: Not available.

Group Size: 10 – 30

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $1,500 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once your travel dates are booked and confirmed, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and the deposit becomes strictly non-refundable
  • Book early to secure your desired date
  • Final Payment is due no later than 180 days prior to departure. A final invoice will be emailed to you prior to 180 days.

Extending your trip: If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. Webjet Exclusives will then provide quotations for any alternations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. However if you are unhappy with the options a full refund of the voucher will be provided.

If our Trade Partner has not made contact with you within 48 hours of making your booking, please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au to follow up the status of your booking

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 
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Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates: 

2017
6, 21 March
3, 25 April
4 May
4, 16 Jun
8, 22 Jul
5, 19 Aug
9, 23 Sep
7, 21 Oct
11 Nov

High season surcharge of $300 per person apply for travel in November, January and March.

 
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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares
  • Accommodation with double/twin sharing room
  • Breakfast and meals as in the itinerary 
  • Transportation with air-conditioning.
  • Domestic flights 
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing as in the itinerary 
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