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Burma And The Road To Mandalay

Asia
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSBURM

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​Hilltop temples, shimmering gilded pagodas and gold-smothered Buddha images are among the sights to behold in Burma. All the must-see landmarks are accounted for on this extraordinary journey, and you'll also mingle with the locals on market day and step inside real homes.

​Hilltop temples, shimmering gilded pagodas and gold-smothered Buddha images are among the sights to behold in Burma. All the must-see landmarks are accounted for on this extraordinary journey, and you'll also mingle with the locals on market day and step inside real homes.

PRICE FROM ? £2899 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Malaysia Airlines
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 9 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels plus 2 nights in flights
  • 19 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners

PLUS

  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink and farewell get-together
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • ​Yangon city tour
  • Mandalay tour
  • Mandalay's morning market and Sagaing Hill
  • Sunset boat trip at U Bein Bridge
  • Horse & cart ride in Bagan
  • Irrawaddy River sandbank dinner
  • Nyang Oo Market followed by alms giving
  • Walking in Shan Hills
  • Scenic train journey to Inle Lake
  • Private motor boat trip on Inle Lake
  • Sunken stupas & local villages on Inle Lake by boat
  • Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset
  • Bogyoke (Scott) market

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK to Yangon
  • ​You'll fly to Yangon via Bangkok, arriving on day 2.​
  • DAY 2 Yangon
  • ​Although no longer Burma's capital, Yangon, formerly Rangoon, is the country's largest and most populous city. On our included tour we'll visit the Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda where we'll see a magnificent 70m long reclining Buddha. We'll then pause to admire the Royal Lake in Kandawgyi Park, where we'll glimpse the ornate Karaweik Hall, a stunning reproduction royal barge. This evening, we'll head to Chinatown to admire the colourful Khen Hock Keong Chinese Temple and take a stroll around the vibrant street stalls. This evening enjoy dinner at the hotel.
  • DAY 3 Mandalay
  • ​With the remains of the old Royal City and many monasteries, Mandalay is a showcase for art and 19th century architecture and we'll fly here this morning. A highlight of our orientation tour is the revered Mahamuni Pagoda, where we'll see an exceptional Buddha image covered in a thick layer of gold leaf, applied daily by male devotees. Time allowing, we'll visit a craft workshop on our way back to the hotel for an afternoon of leisure. If you're feeling energetic join our optional trishaw ride into the countryside.
  • DAY 4 Mandalay
  • ​We've an early start to experience Mandalay's vibrant morning market. We'll then cross the Ayeyarwady River to Sagaing Hill, the spiritual hub of Burma. Lunch is included and is a unique treat – a vegetarian meal served by nuns, giving an amazing insight into monastic life.

    On our return trip we'll stop in Kan Daw village, where local families produce textiles and the traditional Burmese garment the longyi. Refreshments will be enjoyed in a family home before our journey continues to the Mahagandayon monastery at Amarapura and the legendary U Bein Bridge, which crosses the Taungthamen Lake. As the sun begins to set, take a boat trip on the lake from where you'll see unforgettable images of daily life.

    We'll round of the day with dinner at a local restaurant.

  • DAY 5 Bagan
  • ​Bagan, known as the 'city of four thousand pagodas', is our destination after a morning of exploration. Our journey begins with a stroll along the Irrawaddy River to a local market.

    Our journey continues as pass many charming villages and fields of corn and cottonseed. We will stop in Myingyan an important cotton-trading centre, where we'll see local people going about their lives.

    Once in Bagan we'll take a journey by horse and cart to three remarkable temples, ascending one to enjoy views of the sunset over the surrounding plains. Dinner is also a scenic affair – served in a local riverside restaurant.

  • DAY 6 Bagan
  • ​Nyaung Oo Market is where the locals head to trade fresh produce and other goods, and we'll sample this before heading to the Ananda Temple with its striking gilded spires and gold leaf-adorned Buddha images – arriving before the other tourists so we can enjoy its splendour in peace.

    We'll move on to a village monastery where we'll participate in a traditional Buddhist ceremony. You'll offer food to the monks and in return receive a blessing to ensure good luck and happiness.

    This evening we'll board a boat that will take us to a mid-river sandbank, where we'll enjoy a private gala-style dinner with a cocktail. Enjoy traditional dance performances under the starry night sky as well as the stunning views of Bagan's temples reflected in the river.​

  • DAY 7 Kalaw
  • ​The hill town of Kalaw has many attributes including a refreshing climate and stunning views. We'll reach it via a short flight to Inle Lake and an onward scenic drive.

    A stroll gives the chance to admire colonial buildings, the historic train station and a number of monasteries.

    This afternoon take a walk around a local village and have the chance to meet with the residents. Step inside a family home or monastery to enjoy a cup of tea before our picnic lunch.​

  • DAY 8 Inle Lake
  • ​Nyaung Shwe is a small town which stands at the gateway to Inle Lake. After a relaxing train journey through picturesque scenery we'll board a private motorboat for a wonderful journey into this marvellous freshwater lake, situated 900 metres above sea level. We'll see the local fishermen's unique leg-rowing technique and admire the incredible floating gardens – islands of weed and water hyacinth on which vegetables are grown.
  • DAY 9 Inle Lake
  • ​Sagar, in the far southern region of the lake, is a spot mostly unexplored by tourists. On our boat trip we'll journey to this hidden village to discover more than a hundred sunken stupas, often partially hidden underwater.

    We'll continue to Thaya Gone, where you can climb to the top of a small hill for amazing views. We'll also see how the villagers produce rice wine, which you can sample if you wish, before heading to Sae Khaung Pottery Village, to see traditional crafts. On our return boat journey look out for rice noodles and spun cotton drying in the sun.

  • DAY 10 Yangon
  • ​After a short flight back to Yangon we'll continue our sightseeing. The Shwedagon Pagoda – a golden stupa rising almost 98 metres above Yangon – is a truly awesome sight. Said to hold strands of Buddha's hair and other holy relics, it is dripping in gold and encrusted with more than 4,500 diamonds. During our visit we'll also learn about Burma's fascinating Buddhist rituals from our Local Guide before ending our day with a sumptuous farewell dinner of Burmese specialities.​
  • DAYS 11 & 12 Yangon to UK
  • ​Scott Market is a warren of alleys and shops set amongst grand colonial architecture and cobbled streets. There's time to visit this morning before our flight back to the UK, arriving on day 12.
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Accommodation

    • Sedona Hotel Yangon
    • Sedona Hotel Yangon is situated within proximity to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda and Inya Lake. Hotel facilities include D''Cuisine buffet breakfast, Du Fu Restaurant, Ice Bar, lobby lounge and Orzo Restaurant.
    • Sule Shangri-La Yangon
    • The beautiful Sule Shangri-La is located perfectly within Yangon, one of South East Asia''s most exciting cities. Nearby attractions include: Shwedagon Pagoda and Kandawgyl Lake. Upon looking out of your room window you''ll see the tropical trees and shining pagodas for which Myanmar is famed.
    • Hotel Yadanarbon
    • Situated in the city centre near Mandalay railway station, Diamond Plaza shopping malls and a five minute drive to Zeygo market and night bazaar. Hotel facilities include beer and cocktail bar, café, sky bar and private bedroom facilities.
    • Shwee Yee Pwint Hotel
    • Shwe Yee Pwint is situated in a quiet location on the edge of the archaeological monument zone near several pagodas. It features a restaurant, spa and outdoor swimming pool.
      Rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, mini bar and private bathroom.
    • Pine Hill Resort
    • Located in a scenic hilly region of Pine Hill resort near the centre of Kalaw within walking distance to the central market and restaurants. Hotels facilities include fitness centre, heated swimming pool.
    • Amata Garden Resort Inle
    • Cosy rooms with fantastic mountain or lake views. The Amata Garden Resort is situated on Inle Lake, just 10 minutes boat ride from Paung Paw Oo Pagoda.
    • Sule Shangri-La Yangon
    • The beautiful Sule Shangri-La is located perfectly within Yangon, one of South East Asia''s most exciting cities. Nearby attractions include: Shwedagon Pagoda and Kandawgyl Lake. Upon looking out of your room window you''ll see the tropical trees and shining pagodas for which Myanmar is famed.
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Optional Excursions

​Trishaw ride in Mandalay

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Further Information

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