Duration
10 Days
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
20 Oct 2019
Destination
Myanmar
Kept a hidden treasure for so long, peel back the layers of magical Myanmar on this 10-day Highlights of Myanmar tour. Small group numbers allow you to dig below the surface with exclusive activities such as homemade lunch with nuns in Sagaing, a visit to Pindaya beekeeping project and boat trip with locals to handicraft markets on Inle Lake. Unearth Myanmar’s history at Shwedagon Pagoda, Mandalay Royal Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda and more.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cover the highlights of Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake
  • Exclusive local experiences at Sagaing nunnery and Pindaya Bee-Keeping project
  • Internal transfers included
  • Small group guarantee

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
9 nights hotel accommodation
Breakfast daily
2 lunches and 1 dinner
3 internal flights
Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
Small group touring
Entrance fees
Tour leader based on a minimum 10 travellers
Local English-speaking guides
Porterage and incidental tipping and arrival and departure transfers
Earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent

TRAVEL DATES 
  • 20 Oct 2019

ITINERARY
  • Day 1: Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Day 2: Shwedagon Pagoda / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 3: Yangon to Mandalay / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 4: U Bein Bridge / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 5: Mandalay to Bagan / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 6: Bagan / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 7: Bagan to Inle Lake / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 8: Inle Lake / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 9: Heho to Yangon / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10: Yangon / Meals: Breakfast
For Full Itinerary information CLICK HERE
MAP  
HOTELS
  • Yangon: Summit Parkview or similar
  • Mandalay: Yadanarpon Dynasty Hotel or similar
  • U Bein Bridge: Yadanarpon Dynasty Hotel or similar
  • Bagan: Thazin Garden or similar
  • Inle Lake: Inle Resort or similar

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: 20 Oct 2019
  • Advertised price based on a 20 Oct 2019 departure from Sydney at time of publishing.
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: visa, travel insurance, meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature

VISA INFORMATION
A visa gives a non-citizen permission to enter and stay in a certain country. MyDiscoveries cannot issue visas for your trip. You will need to research Visa requirements and contact the nearest embassy or consulate. Australian Government’s travel advice service smartraveller.gov.au is a good place to start. Read more Visa information here.

Book your Myanmar tour now by purchasing online at www.mydiscoveries.com.au or calling us on 1300 404 606
1

Yangon (Rangoon)

Arrive in Yangon and transfer to your hotel. Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Leader (or local guide) for a drink and a welcome briefing.
2

Shwedagon Pagoda

On a walking tour of Yangon, see examples of the city’s best colonial architecture, wander the backstreets of the downtown area, and end the day at the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon’s crowning glory. MEALS: Breakfast
3

Yangon to Mandalay

Take an early morning flight to Mandalay. Spend a full day exploring the city with visits to the Jade Market, Royal Palace, Golden Palace Monastery, and Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to ‘The World’s Largest Book’.
MEALS: Breakfast
4

U Bein Bridge

At Sagaing, visit a local nunnery and contribute food at the daily alms offering before joining the nuns for a delicious home-cooked lunch. Enjoy an excursion to U Bein Bridge – a 200-year-old teak bridge that spans over 1.2 kilometres and offers fabulous views of the surrounding farmlands and streams.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

5

Mandalay to Bagan

Relax with a full day cruise on the Irrawaddy and observe life along the river. Note: The cruise to Bagan is subject to cancellation if river conditions are unfavourable. In the event that this cruise is cancelled, transport to Bagan will be by a flight and touring may be re-arranged. MEALS: Breakfast
6

Bagan

Enjoy a delicious noodle breakfast at a local teahouse before discovering some of Bagan’s most important monuments such as Shwezigon Pagoda and famous Ananda Temple. In the afternoon, visit Minnathu village filled with friendly locals and a blacksmith who still makes everything by hand. Continue to 12th century Dhammayazika Paya temple and stop at a workshop or two to see how local handicrafts are made before enjoying a stunning sunset view of Bagan’s monuments. MEALS: Breakfast
7

Bagan to Inle Lake

Fly to Heho and drive to Pindaya to visit a bee-keeping project that empowers vulnerable people. Continue to Nyaung Shwe and board a local boat to start your exploration of the waterways of Inle Lake. See fishermen famous for their curious ‘leg-rowing’ technique and lush ‘floating gardens’. Stop at a few handicraft villages before gliding up to your lakeside hotel where you have a free evening to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Inle Lake. MEALS: Breakfast
8

Inle Lake

Visit the region’s morning market, which rotates its location around the lake’s villages in a five-day rhythm, and is visited by people from surrounding villages and hilltribes. Continue to Intha Heritage House and later, cruise to In Dein village to explore the ancient stupas of Nyaung Ohak and Shwe Inn Thein Paya. MEALS: Breakfast
9

Heho to Yangon

Fly from Heho back to Yangon and enjoy the afternoon at leisure exploring the city. Celebrate a memorable visit to Myanmar with a farewell group dinner.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
10

Yangon

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
MEALS: Breakfast
DESTINATION Exotic Myanmar (Burma) has been largely off most travellers’ radars until recently. Now opening up, discover its diverse cultures and landscapes, which offer a real sense of adventure. Cruise the Irrawaddy River, explore temple-covered plains and venture to beautiful beaches and forested hills.
FLIGHT Flights included in the deal!
TRANSFER All domestic transfers are included
WEATHER It is possible to travel Myanmar for most of the year. The coolest and driest months are November to February. March to May are the hottest months, while June to September are the wettest.
VISA  We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
When will I receive my tour documentation? This one depends on the tour operator.
What type of clothes should I bring? Bring comfortable walking shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer, an all-weather jacket, and an umbrella.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly installment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
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