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Yangon to Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake and back to Yangon: 12 days

Explore the wonders of local life and culture in Myanmar on this fabulous 12 Day Tour. This special holiday is packed with goodies - just like Myanmar. Visit all the best places including some that are off the beaten path offering you a deeper insight into Burmese culture. The tour starts and ends in Yangon which makes it easy for your international flight bookings. With 4 domestic flights, daily breakfast and lunches included you can relax and enjoy your cultural adventure. 

* Price includes 4 domestic flights, 11 nights' accommodation, 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 A$800-$1,000 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! 

We also offer many other Myanmar tours including private and custom tours. Please contact us with any questions or for more information. 

Big note of appreciation to our friend Bo Bo Zar for these exquisite photos.

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Day 1: Arrival in Yangon

Mingalabar and welcome to Myanmar!

The former capital Yangon, also known as Rangoon, is Myanmar's largest city and a wonderful place to begin your Myanmar adventure. The mix of colonial history and religious legacy make it one of the most mesmerising places in Southeast Asia.

Upon arrival at the Yangon International Airport you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel for check in. (Note: check in time at most hotels is 14.00; early check-in is subject to availability). Spend the rest of the day relaxing at your leisure. 

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: Explore Yangon

Today after breakfast, at 09:00, you will be collected from your hotel to start exploring the highlights of Yangon.              

Visit Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments. The beauty of the golden dome Pagoda is quite something!

Then proceed to the downtown area and visit Sule Pagoda, colonial buildings and Chinatown for a change of scenery. Visit the colourful Khen Hock Keong Chinese temple and 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.

After lunch you will be taken back to your hotel. Spend the afternoon free at leisure in this wonderful city. 

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)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 3: Fly to Bagan and start exploring

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight 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.

Visit the Nyaung Oo Market, where the locals come to trade fresh produce and other goods daily. From here explore Old Bagan starting with a visit to the renowned Shwezigon Pagoda, constructed by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century. Travel down dusty lanes and tree shaded roads past temples and monasteries to a small village. Explore the village on foot, getting a glimpse of local life. Continue to some of the lesser-known monuments for the remainder of the morning, selected based on your interest. If you wish, a short walk can be arranged through a series of smaller monuments which allows for a unique perspective of Bagan.

In the afternoon head back to your hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure. 

Overnight in Bagan: Sky Palace Hotel Bagan - Superior Room (3 star); Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary - Standard Building (4 Star); Amazing Bagan Resort - Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4:  Experience Bagan

Start the day with the first light when you will be collected and transferred by car to Bagan’s scrub land. After a short drive, you will arrive at a small hill where you will be welcomed by a warm cup of tea or coffee served in an intimate outdoor breakfast setting. Soak in the silence and witness the shades of sky changing over Bagan’s panorama and enjoy a light breakfast.

Enjoy a quiet morning to visit a majestic temple by horse cart. The advantage of visiting at this time is to avoid the crowds. If time permits, continue the exploration to Shwe San Taw temple where you climb up to the top for an amazing view. Then return to your hotel for a full breakfast.

Note: It may be chilly in December and January with morning breeze. We recommend taking layers and dressing appropriately.

After breakfast, drive through Bagan’s countryside to the rustic village of Minnanthu, one of Bagan’s less visited regions - a tranquil and isolated area. Discover temples such as Payathonzu with its strange structural design, Lemyentha and Nandamannya as well. Visit Kyat Kan Cave monastery, an extremely important meditation retreat. There are also plenty of farming villages around Bagan if you’re interested in studying their particular way of life.

Continue with a drive to Myinkaba village where you will have the chance to observe village life as well as the local craftsmen. Learn more about the local culture with a visit to two workshops producing Bagan's most famous products: lacquer ware and wood crafts. Watch as the skilled craftsmen use techniques passed down through generations to create beautiful items. You’ll also visit the Gu Byaukgyi Temple with its beautiful frescos before a chance to see Manuha Temple (constructed in 1059!). Investigate Nanpaya Temple, one of the oldest temples in the region. Nanpaya is reputed to have been built in the eleventh century by the Mon King Manuha and has several Buddha images. Your next stop is scheduled to be the Myazedi (Jade) Stupa a pace of worship for Buddhist due to the relics held within. Here you can see the twelfth century inscriptions written in Burmese, Pyu, Pali and Mon, giving rise to the stupa’s sometime nickname of ‘Myanmar’s Rosetta Stone’.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure. 

Overnight in Bagan: Sky Palace Hotel Bagan - Superior Room (3 star); Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary - Standard Building (4 Star); Amazing Bagan Resort - Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 5: Cooking class and a boat trip to Kyauk Gu U Min

This morning enjoy a cooking class at Bagan Thiripyitsaya Hotel. Learn about the ingenious secrets of Burmese cuisine, experience Bagan culture at its best and delight your taste buds. Under the skillful guidance of the English speaking Thriripyitsaya Chef, guests are shown how to prepare ingredients and create mouth-watering Myanmar dishes which you can enjoy after the class. Recipes, an apron and cap will be provided for each participant.

In the afternoon leave the normal tourist path and visit Kyauk Gu U Min. You will be collected from your hotel and taken to the boat jetty where you will board a private river boat and set off upriver towards the temple of Kyauk Gu U Min. Throughout your Irrawaddy river cruise enjoy the scenes of life on and by the water: fishermen, ferry boats, riverside villages and views of the Bagan temples. There will be a stop at a riverside village to allow you go ashore for a short stroll and observe local life. The friendly people work as farmers and fishermen, living a simple but happy life.

Continue on to Kyauk Gu U Min - a beautiful temple with exquisite stone carvings depicting religious figures and flowers. The temple itself is built into the side of a cliff and behind the main hall of the temple is access to a quiet and tranquil cave. Inside the cave there are several small recessed alcoves which are ideal for meditation. Legend has it that the cave was built during the 13th century for the locals to hide from the invading Mongols. After your exploration of Kyauk Gu U Min, you’ll return to the boat for a relaxing cruise back to Bagan (around 1 hour).

Overnight in Bagan: Sky Palace Hotel Bagan - Superior Room (3 star); Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary - Standard Building (4 Star); Amazing Bagan Resort - Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 6: Fly to Mandalay and enjoy some magnificent visits

This morning you will be collected and taken to Nyaung U Airport for your morning flight to Mandalay.

Welcome to Mandalay! Mandalay is the second largest city of Myanmar and is one of the ancient royal capitals. It is often perceived and described in literature as Asia at its most traditional, timeless and alluring. Those who go are also met by a booming and vibrant city located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River.

Start 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 applied every day to the statue by devotees.

Continue to Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as 'The World’s Biggest Book' for its collection of 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings. 

Visit the Mandalay Palace Kyauktawgyi Pagoda where you will find a giant Buddha carved from one marble block. It’s said that the colossal marble block took 10,000 men almost two weeks to transport from the riverside to its current location.

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. Next visit a gold-leaf beating workshop or bronze casting workshop known for their exquisite merchandise.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. 

Overnight in Mandalay: Hotel Yadanarbon Mandalay - Superior Room (3 star); Best Western Plus Eastern Hotel - Deluxe Room (4 Star); Hotel Shwe Pyi Thar - Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 7: Visit a unique market, Amarapura and the U Bein Bridge

This morning enjoy a taste of local life at the colourful railway market, also known as the Tha Ye' Market. Explore stalls selling fruit, vegetables and spices uniquely set along the rail lines. At around 10am every day, a train turns up and the vendors will hustle to pack up all their stalls and move them away from the track, which is a sight to be seen. There are some wonderful photo opportunities here. 

Continue on with an expedition to Amarapura, a former royal capital, albeit only briefly. Visit Mahagandayon monastery, home to more than a thousand young monks and renowned as a centre for monastic study and strict religious discipline. Then continue on foot or by bus a short distance to 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. Enjoy the late afternoon beauty as the sun casts long shadows and illuminates the bridge. 

After lunch return to Mandalay and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. 

Overnight in Mandalay: Hotel Yadanarbon Mandalay - Superior Room (3 star); Best Western Plus Eastern Hotel - Deluxe Room (4 Star); Hotel Shwe Pyi Thar - Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Fly to Heho and discover the wondrous Inle Lake

After breakfast you will be collected and taken to Mandalay Airport for your morning flight to Heho.

From Heho, you will experience a lovely scenic one-hour drive which leads to Nyaung Shwe, gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, you will have an opportunity to visit rural workshops that specialise in traditional Shan paper and unique handcrafted umbrellas. Stop in at the teak monastery of Shweyanpyay to witness the intricate wood carving artwork and craftsmanship of the monks there. Upon reaching the edge of the lake, you will board a private motorboat and begin heading out onto Inle Lake where your hotel is located. Pass several villages where the houses are built on stilts over the lake, inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the daily activities of the local leg-rowing fishermen and see their ‘floating gardens’, which are built up from strips of water hyacinth, earth and anchored to the bottom of the lake with bamboo poles.

Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main haven, which contains five sacred images of Buddha decorated in gold leaf. Return to your hotel by boat. 

There are also many traditional crafts originating on Inle Lake and, should you wish it can be arranged for you to visit one of the workshops - woven items from lotus silk, boat builders (depending on the time of year), a cigar making workshop, blacksmiths or even silver smiths. Then transfer to your hotel in Inle to relax.

Overnight in Inle: Royal Inle Hotel (Nyaungshwe) - Superior Room (3 star); Inle Resort - Garden Cottage (4 Star); Pristine Lotus Spa Resort - Floating Duplex (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 9: Visit the village of Indein

Continue with a 1-hour boat ride down a small canal that will take you to the Pa-Oh village of Indein, positioned on the Western shores of Inle Lake. Take a leisurely stroll around the village before ascending the moss-covered stairway to the top of a hill. Once you’ve arrived at the summit, you will be greeted by an iconic Buddha image which sits enshrined among hundreds of stupa ruins and overgrown shrubbery. Here, from the peak, you will also be rewarded with mesmerising views of the beautiful surroundings.

The Indein Pagoda complex is undoubtedly one of the most amazing sites around the shore of the lake and it consists of hundreds of small stupas which are overrun by moss and greenery. If time permits, on the way back, visit the Inthar Heritage House where you can have chance to learn more about the history and culture of local people.

Overnight in Inle: Royal Inle Hotel (Nyaungshwe) - Superior Room (3 star); Inle Resort - Garden Cottage (4 Star); Pristine Lotus Spa Resort - Floating Duplex (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 10: A special exploration of Sagar by boat

Set off this morning for Sagar, the far Southern region of Inle Lake. Very few tourists make the trip down to this region yet it is one of the most beautiful places in the Shan State with the mountains forming a backdrop for the small villages and fishermen on the water.

The area was only opened to tourists in 2003. The boat journey takes 2.5-3 hours but is full of fabulous views and home to many unique species of birds, both indigenous and migratory. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Upon arriving in Sagar area there are several stops that will be made (the order will depend on the time, other tourist boats and activity in the villages). The main highlight for many travellers is the 'sunken' stupas of Sagar - 108 stupas from the 16-17th centuries that are partially underwater for a few months a year. There is also a local monastery and village that can be visited here.

Continue to the village of Thaya Gone, home to Pa-Oh, Shan and Inthar people and known for its production of local rice wine. Watch the process of distillation and then sample some of the local brew if you wish. In Thaya Gone there is also the chance to climb to the top of a small hill where there are great views of the lake and surrounding villages. Another stop will be made in Sae Khaung Pottery Village to see the crafting of oil and water pots as well as the natural, underground kilns used by the villagers.

On the Western shores of the Sagar area is Tar Kaung, a series of more than 200 stupas which make a fabulous photo stop.  Around 2.30pm the boat will begin its journey back to the main section of Inle Lake. Travelling back in the afternoon the light will have shifted so the route looks quite different on the return, with different activities occurring on the water and in the villages. Rice noodles can be seen drying in the sun, spun cotton is hung out to dry and kids are returning from school at this time of day. You'll reach your hotel early this evening in time to freshen up and watch the sunset.

Overnight in Inle: Royal Inle Hotel (Nyaungshwe) - Superior Room (3 star); Inle Resort - Garden Cottage (4 Star); Pristine Lotus Spa Resort - Floating Duplex (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 11: One more boat ride before flying back to Yangon

Enjoy your last boat ride from your hotel on the lake to Nyaung Shwe. From Nyaung Shwe you’ll be transferred Heho Airport (1 hour) for your domestic flight back Yangon. On arrival in Yangon you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the day at your leisure. 

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)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 12: 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. 

Meals included: Breakfast 

INCLUSIONS
Inclusions:
  • 11 nights' accommodation.
  • 21 meals included - daily breakfast (11) and daily lunch (10) 
  • 4x domestic flights: Yangon to Bagan, Bagan to Mandalay, Mandalay to Heho (Inle) and Heho to Yangon.
  • All transport throughout the tour (as per itinerary) in an air conditioned vehicle.
  • 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.
  • Local 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. 
  • Service charges and taxes. 
Highlights:
  • Discover the rich history and charm of Yangon, including the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda and Chinatown. 
  • Visit Bagan where hundreds of Buddhist monuments and pagodas rise from the surrounding forest. This is a sight not to be missed. Enjoy touring many of the temples.
  • Discover local life in Bagan with the Nyaung Oo Markets, a trip to a small village and the opportunity to learn about local crafts. .
  • Watch the sun rise over the temples of Bagan and take an early morning visit to a quiet temple by horse and cart. 
  • Learn the art of Burmese cooking with a guided cooking class. Enjoy your creations afterwards - your taste buds are sure to love it!
  • Cruise up the river in Bagan for an afternoon visit to the temple Kyauk Gu U Min. Enjoy the intricate stone carvings, the riverside scenery and stop at a riverside village for a short stroll. 
  • Visit Mandalay, its many pagodas and monasteries including the giant marble Buddha at Kyauktawgyi Pagoda.
  • Discover the unique railway market - quite a colourful experience set on the railway tracks - yes, they are still in use! 
  • Visit Amarapura and the famous U Bein bridge. 
  • Discover the beauty of Inle Lake with it's floating gardens, spectacular scenery and unique leg-rowing fishermen. 
  • Visit the village Indein and the region of Sagar - a less frequented spot yet one that is overflowing with beauty. 
  • Visit some of the local villages around the lake, observe their way of life and handicrafts. 
MORE INFO

Travelbay Myanmar - 12 Day Local Culture Tour 

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

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: 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 30 days prior to your desired date of travel.
  • Bookings are subject to availability.
  • Child pricing:
    • Age 5 and under: 10% of adult pricing - if sharing a bed with parents.
    • Age 6 - 10 years: 50% of adult pricing - if sharing a bed with parents.
    • Age 11 and over: adult price.
    • 100% of adult price if a separate bed is requested. 
  • Peak season surcharge applies from 20 December 2017 - 5 January 2018, please contact us for rates. 
  • 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.

    Inclusions:

    • 11 nights' accommodation. 
    • 21 meals as per itinerary.
    • 4 domestic flights: Yangon to Bagan; Bagan to Mandalay, Mandalay to Heho (Inle), Heho to Yangon. 20kg checked baggage, 7kg hand baggage. The flights will be scheduled for the morning (subject to change and conditions of flights) and will be with Air KBZ. 
    • Free wifi available at the hotel lobby.
    • Local 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 in air conditioned vehicle. 
    • Taxes and service fees.
    • Bottled mineral water on tour days (1 per person). 

    Exclusions:

    • International airfares to and from Myanmar.
    • Meals not outlined in the itinerary.
    • Drinks for all meals.
    • Compulsory Christmas Eve and New Years Eve dinner surcharge for 24 and 31 December.
    • Myanmar Visa (please see the MORE INFO tab for more information on visas).
    • 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.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure that all your details are recorded correctly. Any request for a name change after documents have been issued may incur amendment fees or result in the original booking being cancelled and in the case of airlines, the loss of a seat.
    • 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.
    • Many but not all suppliers have facilities for people who require assistance. If you have any disabilities or require special assistance, please let us know at the time of booking so we can check if suitable services are available.
    • It is your responsibility to review travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by the relevant government agencies prior to booking travel or departing to international destinations. For Australian travellers, information on conditions in various countries and the level of risk associated with travel to particular international destinations can be found on the Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service website currently located at http://www.smarttraveller.gov.au. For travellers from other countries we recommend you check the travel recommendations of your country.
    • By offering reservations for travel-related products or services in relation to particular international destinations, Travelbay does not represent or warrant that travel to such points is advisable or without risk, and Travelbay is not liable for damages or losses that may result from travel to such destinations.
    • Travelbay sells tours on behalf of other Suppliers/Tour Operators. We rely on the relevant third party suppliers. Travelbay and the airlines, hotels and other Suppliers providing Services made available on or through this Website are independent parties and are not related parties. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Travelbay is not liable for the acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties, breaches or negligence of any such Suppliers or for any personal injuries, death, property damage, or other damages or expenses resulting therefrom.
    • Whilst we take great care to provide clear and accurate information, there may be occasions where there are inaccuracies or errors. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Travelbay does not guarantee the accuracy of, and disclaims liability for, any errors or other inaccuracies relating to the information, descriptions and activities displayed on this website and in our promotional material.
    • 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.
    • Subject to relevant laws, if Travelbay merges, sells or otherwise changes control of our business or this Website, we reserve the right, without giving notice or seeking consent, to transfer or assign your Personal Information, content and rights that we have collected from you and any agreements we have made with you.
    • Travelbay reserves all intellectual property rights, including but not limited to, copyright in material and/or services provided by us.

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