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ITINERARY

Yangon to Bagan, then to Mandalay by cruise: 10 days

Discover the magic of Myanmar on this 10 Day holiday - from golden pagodas, to giant Buddhas, small villages, friendly locals, interesting stories and delicious cuisine. Visit the 3 cites of Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay and enjoy a 4 night river cruise on the Irrawaddy River from Bagan to Mandalay. 

Please note: The cruise does not run from April to the end of August as during this time the Irrawaddy River dries up and become unnavigable. Cruises resume in September when the rains come and bring the river back to life. 

* Price includes 1 domestic flight, 9 nights' accommodation including a 4 night cruise, transfers, guides, 21 meals and more. Price does not include return international flights from your country of origin.

We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from Australia to Yangon are approximately $800-$1000 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! 

We also offer many other tours to Myanmar as well as private and custom tours of Myanmar. Please contact us for more information. 

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Day 1: Arrival in Yangon

Mingalabar and welcome to Myanmar! Upon arrival at the airport you will be warmly welcomed by your guide who will take you to your hotel for check in (note: check in time is 14.00. Early check in is subject to availability).

In the afternoon begin your sightseeing of Yangon with a visit to the 70-metre reclining Buddha at Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda. Then head to Chinatown for a change of scenery and check out the dragons and incense of the colourful Khen Hock Keong Chinese temple. Explore the vibrant street stalls where vendors sell all kinds of fruit, vegetable and other goods or simply walk around and soak in the atmosphere of this little China in Yangon.

Resume your sightseeing with a visit to the gleaming royal barge at Kandawgyi Park. Then, as the sun begins to set, travel to the resplendent Shwedagon Pagoda. Begin at the eastern entrance to find a row of shops at the base of the temple selling various religious items such as monks robes, alms bowls, offerings, incense and other Buddhist objects. Continue up the stairs to the main platform of Shwedagon where you will gaze in awe at the 100-metre gold-covered chedi (stupa).

Overnight in Yangon: Grand United Ahlone - Superior City View Room (3 Star); Best Western Green Hill - Deluxe Room (4 Star); Chatrium Hotel Yangon (5 Star)

Day 2: Fly to and explore the best of Bagan

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Bagan (30 minute flight). Welcome to Bagan - known to be one of the greatest architectural sites in Asia. When Bagan was the centre of Myanmar from the 11th to 13th centuries the monarchs built multitudes of massive stupas and pagodas, scores of which are still present on the shores of the Irrawaddy River. The majesty of Bagan, with more than 4,000 red brick temples on a plain the size of Manhattan island is one of the highlights of a Myanmar holiday.

Upon arrival in Bagan, our guide and driver will pick you up at Nyaung U Airport and from here you will visit the bustling Nyaung U Market in Old Bagan. Following this explore the beauty and gold leaf Shwezigon Pagoda and learn about Burmese Buddhist traditions.

Visit Ananda Temple and stop along the way on the Bagan plains to admire some of the surrounding temples.

At the end of the day enjoy the panoramic sunset view from the second highest pagoda of Bagan, the Shwesandaw Pagoda.

Overnight in Bagan: Sky Palace Hotel Bagan - Deluxe Room (3 star); Myanmar Treasure Resort - Superior Room (4 Star); Aye Yar River View Resort - Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 3: Bagan sightseeing - temples and local life

Optional tour: Start the morning with an exciting hot-air balloon ride above the Bagan countryside. You will observe one-of-a-kind views when the sun begins to rise over the Irrawaddy River and various stupas in the region. This is available from October/November through March depending on weather conditions. The cost is USD329 per person and the tour departs around 5.30am. This is a highlight for many people who visit Myanmar. You can read more about the itinerary here.

In the morning you will be collected from your hotel to start the day's adventure. Visit some monuments and other famous temples in Bagan such as Dhammayangyi Temple, Htilominlo Temple.

Then visit the simple Minnanthu village located near central Bagan where you will have chance to meet the open and friendly village people who live in traditional houses. Their houses are built in the traditional way of the Myanmar countryside, with an outdoor living area for sitting, entertaining, working, and sleeping.

The life here is so peaceful and the men and women carry out their work and village life with ease. This surely will be a memorable image for your journey.

Around the village, visit some monuments such as Tayokepyay Temple, Laymyatnar Temple, Nandaminnya and Payathonzu temple.

Overnight in Bagan: Sky Palace Hotel Bagan - Deluxe Room (3 star); Myanmar Treasure Resort - Superior Room (4 Star); Aye Yar River View Resort - Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4: Visit Kyauk Gu U Min and board your cruise ship

After breakfast your driver and guide will collect you and take you to the Bagan boat jetty. Board a private river boat and set off upriver toward Kyauk Gu U Min.

Throughout your Irrawaddy river cruise you will be treated to fabulous scenes of life on the water: fishermen, local ferry boats, riverside villages and views of the Bagan temples.

Stop at Sae Lan village and go ashore for a short walk. Sae Lan is typical of the riverside villages along the Irrawaddy. The friendly people work as farmers and fishermen, living a simple and happy life.

Continue by boat to Kyauk Gu U Min on the eastern side of the river where a short walk takes you to the temple. This beautiful temple has exquisite stone carvings depicting religious figures and flowers on the door.

After your exploration of Kyauk Gu U Min, you’ll return to the boat for a relaxing cruise back to Bagan (around 1 hour). 

Return to your hotel in Bagan for a short rest before check out and transfer to the cruise jetty where you will begin your 4 night cruise journey. The cruise check in is at 5pm and the cruise jetty transfer is arranged by the cruise company.

Your cruise is with Pandaw Cruises and with them you will journey down the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Bagan.

Pandaw Cruises are known for their beautiful ships finished in teak and brass built by traditional craftsmen. The ships are of the colonial-era character and with ultra-shallow drafts they can travel to remote area of the river that are not able to be reached any other way. Passengers have described being on board Pandaw ships more like "being a guest on a private motor yacht than a on a cruise ship. This is a luxury experience and a beautiful way to see the gorgeous river settings. 

Your ship will be either RV Orient Pandaw, RV Katha Pandaw, RV Kalaw Pandaw or RV Kha Byoo depending on availability. Please refer to the "MORE INFO" tab on this page for more details about these river cruise ships and the inclusions.

Overnight on the Pandaw Cruise: Main deck (3 Star); Upper Deck (4 and 5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Cruise to Pakokku

Enjoy the morning relaxing in the comfort of your cruise boat and the passing scenery as you cruise up the river. Arrive at Pakokku, a quiet and traditional town. Visit the local markets and town centre by tuk tuk before continuing on the river.

Overnight on the Pandaw Cruise: Main deck (3 Star); Upper Deck (4 and 5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Continue to cruise up the Irrawaddy River to Yandabo

Continue your cruise and arrive at the picturesque Yandabo and explore the village famous for its production of terracotta made from the riverbank clay. Spend the rest of the day on board the ship cruising towards Mandalay. 

Overnight on your Pandaw Cruise: Main deck (3 Star); Upper Deck (4 and 5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Cruise to the Sagaing Hills, Ava & Amarapura

Arrive in Mandalay early this morning and enjoy an excursion to Ava, or Inwa as it is also known. This is like a trip back in time and the splendour of the past is evident in this ancient city. Then travel by coach to the ancient city of Amarapura and enjoy a walk on the scenic U Bein Bridge. Built in 1782, it spans 1.2 km across the shallow Taungthaman Lake and is said to be the longest teakwood bridge worldwide.

This evening visit to the picturesque Sagaing where pagodas and monasteries crowd the hills. Another of Myanmar's ancient capitals, the hills along the riverbank are home to hundreds of white, silver and gold pagodas. 

Return to the cruise for your final night on board. 

Overnight on your Pandaw Cruise: Main deck (3 Star); Upper Deck (4 and 5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8: Travel by boat to Mingun 

This morning, disembark from your cruise in Mandalay at Sagaing Jetty.

Leave the buzz of the city behind and embark on a private boat for a relaxed 1 hour journey on the Irrawaddy River to Mingun. Experience the sights and sounds of Mingun, starting with the celebrated Mingun Paya, which would have been the world’s largest stupa if King Bodawpaya hadn’t died before it was finished. The construction of this enormous brick building was halted after a fortune-teller predicted the King’s death upon completion. An earthquake that hit in the 1800’s, split the monument and reduced it to partial rubble – it’s possibly the world’s largest pile of bricks. From the flat top you have a fine view of the Hsinbyume Paya, Mingun village and the river.

Carry on to the gorgeous alabaster Hsinbyume Pagoda, an unusual stupa with an interesting story behind it. It’s supposedly a representation of the Sulamani Paya which according to the Buddhist plan of the cosmos, stands atop Mount Meru (the mountain that stands at the centre of the universe). Afterwards hop on over to the Mingun Bell that weighs 90 tons and is claimed to be the world’s largest hung, uncracked bell still capable of ringing. Before returning to Mandalay by boat there’ll be enough time to explore the small neighborhoods throughout Mingun crafting traditional basketry where you can mingle with the friendly craftsmen and vendors.

Overnight in Mandalay: Hotel Yadanarbon Mandalay - Superior Room (3 star); Best Western Plus Eastern Hotel - Deluxe Room (4 Star); Mandalay Hill Resort - Superior Palace View (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 9: Discover Manadalay

Start your day of sightseeing with a visit to the Mahamuni Pagoda. This pagoda houses one of the country’s most honoured Buddha images, completely covered in gold leaves that are every day applied to the statue by male devotees. Proceed to Kuthodaw Pagoda, frequently dubbed as “The World’s Biggest Book” for its collection of 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings.

Then it’s off to the Shwenandaw Monastery, the Golden Monastery which is the only enduring structure from the Royal Palace of the 19th century. This impressive structure is celebrated for its remarkable woodcarvings.

Finally, visit Mandalay Palace - the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy.

Spend the afternoon at leisure in the lovely city of Mandalay. 

Overnight in Mandalay: Hotel Yadanarbon Mandalay - Superior Room (3 star); Best Western Plus Eastern Hotel - Deluxe Room (4 Star); Mandalay Hill Resort - Superior Palace View (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 10: Time to go home or onto your next adventure

Today the tour ends. After breakfast you will be taken to the airport in time for your flight. 

INCLUSIONS
Inclusions:
  • 10 day tour of Myanmar travelling to Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay.
  • 9 nights' accommodation including a 4 night cruise.
  • 4 night luxury cruise up the Irrawady River from Bagan to Mandalay including Pakokku, Yandabo, Ava (Inwa) and Sagaing with shore excursions and many other inclusions. 
  • 21 meals included (daily breakfast, 7 lunches and 4 dinners)
  • 1x domestic flight from Yangon to Bagan.
  • All transport throughout the tour (as per itinerary). 
  • All airport transfers – your tour guide will be there to meet you on arrival and get you to the airport on time for your departure.
  • English speaking guide (in each location you will have a different guide).
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • Bottled mineral water on tour days. 
Highlights:
  • A city tour of Yangon, including the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda - a highlight of Myanmar.
  • Visit Bagan where hundreds of Buddhist monuments and pagodas rise from the surrounding forest - this is a sight not to be missed. Enjoy a tour of many of the temples and surrounding area. 
  • Visit the beautiful temple of Kyauk Gu U Min and visit the Sae Lan Village
  • A 4 night cruise on the luxury and small boat Pandaw Cruises. Cruise the serene Irrawaddy River from Bagan to Mandalay.
  • Shore excursions to Yandabo and Pakokku
  • Visit the ancient city of Ava (also known as Inwa) and travel to scenic Amarapura and enjoy a walk on the scenic U Bien bridge.
  • The pagoda packed hills of Sagaing.
  • Enjoy a private boat excursion to Mingun and learn about its interesting past. 
  • Visit Mandalay, its many monasteries and pagodas including the Mahamuni Pagoda.
MORE INFO

Travelbay 10 Day Magical Myanmar tour 

Detailed map of cruise:

Please note: Pagan is used interchangeably with Bagan. 

Travebay Myanmar 14 Day Cruise & Tour -Cruise Map

How to get there:
This tour starts in Yangon and ends in Mandalay, Myanmar.

Travelbay works together with an excellent corporate flight booking company and is happy to provide you with a quote and organise your flights. We charge a $50 booking fee for this service. Alternatively, if you would like to arrange flights yourself you can find more information and suggestions here.

If you are wanting to know more about how far it is between destinations and how long your flight will take, you can visit www.travelmath.com and use their trip calculator.

Timezones:
To help you calculate the time difference we recommend World Time Buddy.

Visa information:
Most nationalities require a visa when travelling to Myanmar.

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population of Myanmar provides comprehensive information about what is required on their website.

Their home page is here: https://evisa.moip.gov.mm/index.aspx

Travellers from Australia with Australian passports can apply online for an eVisa.

This page: https://evisa.moip.gov.mm/NoticetoTourists.aspx provides details about applying for an electronic tourist visa, what you need and who is eligible.

A few things to be aware of:

  • The eVisa approval letter only lasts 90 days from the issued date. If you arrive and it has expired entry will be denied. However, it can take a few days to process, so you should also apply for it at least 3 weeks before you leave. We recommend you make a diary note and don’t leave it too late or do it too soon!
  • You will need to have a COLOURED passport type photo available to upload when you apply as per their specifications.
  • Best to have your passport handy when you complete the application to make sure you enter your name and details EXACTLY as they appear in your passport.
  • Also have available the name and address of where you will be staying. You are only allowed to stay in registered hotels and motels. Travelbay customers, you will find the name of your hotel listed under Day 1 of your Itinerary which is available both online and gets emailed to you.
  • Currently (2017) the visa fee is USD 50 payable when you book online by credit card. The amount changes sometimes but it tells you clearly at the time what is required.

For those of you that are not confident with computers perhaps ask a friend or relative to support you in completing the online application.

Finally, please take the time to read the instructions very carefully and follow all their requirements. They are very clear and simple and it all works well if you follow their instructions to the letter. It is all part of the fun of preparing for your wonderful holiday.

Currency information:
The currency used in Myanmar is the Kyat.

Only USD and Euro can be exchanged in Myanmar - not AUD.  

There are many ATMs in Myanmar where you can withdraw a maximum of 500,000 Kyat at any one time (minimum of 50,000). 

We recommend letting your bank know that you will be travelling to Myanmar to avoid them freezing any 'suspicious' activity.

Cruise information:

Travebay Myanmar 14 Day Cruise & Tour -

This tour includes a 4 night cruise with Pandaw Cruises. If you would like to cruise with another company please let us know as we can arrange this and will need to change the itinerary and departure dates accordingly. 

Due to the water levels the cruise does not operate from April to the end of August.

Travelbay Myanmar 14 Day Best of Burma Tour.

Travelbay Myanmar 14 Day Best of Burma Tour.

The staterooms onboard are built in the colonial era character and they are one of the celebrated features of the Pandaw ships. 

Travelbay Myanmar 14 Day Best of Burma Tour. 

The experience on Pandaw is an outdoor, fresh air experience. The promenade decks and the vast observation deck make for a wonderful setting where you can relax in comfort and enjoy the riverside panoramas unfold before your eyes. The Irrawaddy river is one of the great rivers of Asia. 

Meals:

All main meals are included in the cruise and great choice of local cuisine and exotic foods are on offer. Ingredients are sourced as locally as possible, always in accordance with strictly-monitored environmental health standards.

Breakfast is a buffet, while lunch features a buffet, plus soup, salad and a desert table, with the main course served at the table. Dinner is by waiter-service at the table.

Individual dietary preferences can be catered for. Passengers who prefer not to be served hot or spicy foods are offered delicious European-style alternatives and vegetarians are especially well catered for. Other special diets may be accommodated, by prior arrangement. 

Inclusions:

  • Fruit and flowers on arrival
  • Kimonos and slippers
  • Spa-branded amenities
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Welcome cocktail party
  • Signature hors d’oeuvres at cocktails each evening
  • Afternoon tea with cakes or cookies when cruising
  • Cookery demonstrations and classes using local produce
  • All scheduled excursions
  • At least two cultural performances per cruise
  • Tour of the engine rooms, galley and working parts of the ship
  • Film presentations on local culture and history
  • Sodas, beers and local spirits 
  • Cold towels on deck all day
  • Jugged coffee, tea and tisanes on deck from sunrise till sunset
  • Crew gratuities are included in your cruise program price

Excursions:

Excursions ashore are a key part of any Pandaw river expedition. There is at least one stop a day, and usually twice. The expert guides will accompany you on these explorations ashore or you are welcome to make individual excursions as there are no issues of safety or security in any of the ports we visit.

  • All scheduled excursions are accompanied by members of the crew with first aid kits, water and cold towels
  • Entrance fees for sights included in the itinerary
  • Comprehensive fact sheets or 'trip books' provided
  • Passengers can visit Pandaw Charity projects along the way and interact with the local communities who welcome us
  • There is an opportunity to travel to local markets with the Pandaw Head Chef at least once during the cruise programme
  • We provide crew assists for those who require them in areas where river banks are steep and slippery
  • While individual excursions are encouraged, passengers are asked to rejoin the ship at the appointed time to avoid delays in our schedule

Travelbay Myanmar 14 Day Best of Burma Tour.

For more information on the cruise, you can visit their website here

Tipping and Tour Guides:
A few customers have asked us about tipping. Really this is a personal matter, not obligatory and at your discretion.

Some like to provide the tour guide with a few dollars a day and a little less for the driver. If you love your guide you can of course offer more – it really is up to you. Tour guides will not generally join you when eating. If you would like your guide to join you, you will need to invite them. 

Vaccination Information:
Travelbay recommends you check with your doctor as to any immunisations that you may require or that are recommended for your travels.  Alternatively, you can visit The Travel Doctor or Travelvax for more information. 

Climate:
Myanmar has a monsoon climate with three main seasons - cool, hot and rainy. 

Cool (and dry) season: The cooler months are from October to February. The average temperature is around 18 - 24°C. This is a popular time to travel in Myanmar and coincides with the peak season.

Hot, dry season: March to May. In March the temperatures start to climb, leading up to the next rainy season at the end of May. It’s hot in most of the country during this time and the rains come at the end of May. The average temperature is around 25 - 36° and can reach 40°C.

Rainy season: June to October. This is the monsoon season. From June to August the rain can be intense. This season brings frequent and heavy downpours of rain, mainly in the afternoon and evening especially in the Bay of Bengal coast, in Yangon and the Irrawaddy Delta, the rest of the country is drier. The weather is more humid at this time making travel less comfortable. The rains give way to dry weather in October and the temperatures begin to lower.

From the end of September and October the rains are less intense and you will most likely experience more sunshine. The temperatures are generally lower and more pleasant at this time. The average temperature is around 24 - 29°C.

Peak Season: November to February. March, April and October are also good times to travel in Myanmar. June to the end of September is considered low season. Travel is still possible, but this is not considered the best time in Myanmar.

Clothing:

  • It is advisable to bring comfortable lightweight, loose fitting, cotton clothing and long-sleeved items for protection from mosquitoes and the sun. A hat and high-factor sun block is advisable for protection against the hot sun when sightseeing.
  • T-shirts and knee length shorts are acceptable for visiting temples or pagodas. The dress code for pagodas and monasteries prescribe decent apparel, no footwear is allowed when visiting pagodas and monasteries. Shoes are generally removed at the entrance to pagodas.
  • Evenings in the hill stations and on Inle Lake can be quite chilly so bring a sweater or other warm clothing if visiting these areas. This applies especially for the winter months November-February for treks and the Inle Lake area where early morning boat rides can be quite cold.
  • Shoes (and socks!) must be removed before entering any religious building or private home. It is therefore useful to wear shoes without too many laces and which can easily be taken off.
  • Myanmar is a country deeply respectful of their religious and cultural traditions. Please kindly note a few things as below:
    • For men and women when you wear Myanmar dress, which is sold ready to wear, make sure you do not wear it carelessly such as unbuttoned or with your knee showing.
    • Wearing short skirts or shorts or showing too much skin can be considered insulting to the locals. When visiting pagodas and temples, pleas ensure your legs and arms are covered.

Population of Myanmar: 54.4 million

Language: Burmese

Predominant religion: Around 90% of the population follows Buddhism

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TERMS
Terms & Conditions

Booking Process:

Upon purchase of your tour online you will immediately receive a receipt and order confirmation. Travelbay will contact the tour operator to confirm availability for all accommodation and transportation for your tour.

As soon as we have confirmed the dates (usually within 48 hours sometimes a little longer at weekends) we will email you your booking confirmation.

We will request further information from you to ensure that all your personal preferences are taken care of. This will include details such as your accommodation preferences, dietary requests, allergies, health issues, emergency contact and any special requirements. We will also request copies of the passport for each traveller so that we can organise and book all the flights that are listed as being included in the price of this tour.

Very Important:

It is extremely rare for any of these tours to not have availability (as we remove them when full) however, it is important to note that your dates are only confirmed once we have been in touch with you to confirm availability. Therefore, please wait on purchasing your international flights until you have received booking confirmation from us.

In the unlikely event that there is no availability on your chosen date we will offer you alternate dates. If these do not suit we will fully refund your payment.

Booking Information:

  • Quoted prices are per person
  • Booking valid for selected and booked travel dates.
  • Please book at least 40 days prior to your desired date of travel.
  • Bookings are subject to availability.
  • Child pricing: Please contact us for child pricing.  
  • Surcharges apply for the following dates, please contact us for rates:
    • 22 December 2017
    • 29 December 2017
  • Minimum group size is 2.
  • Maximum group size is 10. Please contact us if your group is larger than 10 people. 
  • The listed "Price per person ~ single" relates to having your own room for the tour. If you are a single traveller please note the minimum group size is 2, so you need to contact us prior to booking to ensure others have already booked on your preferred travel date.
  • If you would like to arrive before the start of tour or leave later and require extra nights’ accommodation, please contact us and we can arrange it for you at very reasonable rates.

    Inclusions:

    • 9 nights' accommodation. 
    • 4 night cruise from Mandalay to Bagan.
    • 20 meals as per itinerary.
    • 1 domestic flights: Yangon to Bagan. 20kg checked baggage, 7kg hand baggage. These flights will be with Air KBZ. 
    • Free wifi available at the hotel lobby.
    • Free local SIM card for each person to use whilst in Myanmar. This comes with a small amount of credit and allows you to connect to the internet (3G SIM card). 
    • English speaking guides (in each location you will have a different guide).
    • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
    • All airport transfers.
    • All transport as per itinerary. 
    • Taxes and service fees.

    Exclusions:

    • International airfares to and from Myanmar.
    • Meals not outlined in the itinerary.
    • Drinks for all meals.
    • Compulsory Christmas and New Year dinner surcharge. This applies for the following departure dates:
      • 16 December 2017
      • 30 December 2017
    • Myanmar Visa (please see the MORE INFO tab for more information on visas).
    • Optional hot air balloon ride in Bagan. Charge of USD329 per person payable directly to the tour operator. Available from October to early April and is dependent on weather conditions. 
    • Tips and gratuities.
    • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry etc.
    • Others not indicated in the inclusions.

    General Terms & Conditions:

    • Your contract with Travelbay commences upon us providing you with a booking confirmation (not upon payment).
    • By purchasing this tour you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to these terms and conditions.
    • All prices we list are in AUD unless otherwise stated and include GST where payable.
    • This package, including any unused portion, cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.
    • Some accommodation providers may require that you present a credit card or cash deposit upon check-in to cover any additional expenses that may be incurred during your stay, for example mini-bar. You are responsible for the payment of any such additional expenses.
    • Please check baggage allowance prior to travel. The allowance may vary according to the destination, airline, cruise or coach operator. You are responsible for any excess baggage fees.
    • Travelbay recommends travel insurance. We would be pleased to provide you with a quote and support you in your insurance needs. Please click here or contact us on 1800 020 020.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid visa, if required. Please click here for more information on visa requirements.
    • Passport and visa regulations can change and it is your responsibility to ensure that you possess the relevant travel documents before you travel. Delays can be experienced in obtaining a passport or visa, so you are advised to apply in plenty of time. We accept no responsibility in any regard in relation to customers who are denied entry to a country because they do not possess the correct travel documents.
    • It is also your responsibility to ensure that you hold a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your date of return. If you hold multiple passports, you may be required to present your passport of residence on departing that country. If you hold a passport for a country to which you are travelling, you may be obliged to produce that passport on entering the country. Accordingly, you could be obliged to carry more than one passport when travelling overseas. You should make your own enquiries in relation to your specific circumstances and requirements.
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    • When purchasing flights, cruises and other carriage and travel services, the name on the passport must match the name on the ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid. If, after purchasing products or services but before traveling, any member of your party changes their name you must notify the relevant carrier, or us, immediately so that the necessary changes can be made to your documentation. You may incur a fee.
    • Travelbay recommends you check with your doctor as to any immunisations that you may require or that are recommended for your travels.  Alternatively, you can visit The Travel Doctor or Travelvax for more information. For those of you who have any medical conditions please also ensure you are fit to travel and have all the medication you need with you. Recommended inoculations for travel may change and you should consult your doctor for current recommendations before you depart. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet all health entry requirements, obtain recommended inoculations, take all recommended medication, and follow all medical advice in relation to your trip.
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    • All accommodation and hotels are subject to change. If the stated hotel is not available a hotel of a similar standard and location will be booked.
    • Hotel ratings displayed on this Website and in our promotional material are intended only as general guidelines, and Travelbay does not guarantee the accuracy of the ratings. Hotel room images are representative only and the actual room occupied may vary in inclusions and décor.
    • In some circumstances, some specific products or services as contained on this website and promotional material may not be available due to circumstance beyond our control. In that situation, we will do our best to provide replacement products and / or services of a comparable nature and quality. Travelbay and our respective Suppliers make no guarantees about the availability of specific products and services.
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