This Wendy Wu Tour of Myanmar emanates the exotic glamour of a relatively undiscovered destination. Enchanting, unique and dripping with cultural riches, exploring this magical country and discovering a heritage so far removed from our own can only be immensely rewarding.
The Myanmar Explorer itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
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Your holiday includes:
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities. Hotels are generally rated as local three to four-star standard, but please note that there is no international classification system for hotels and differences in facilities and quality do exist between Australia and Southeast Asia.
All group tour hotels have private western bathroom facilities, air conditioning, TV and telephone. Plumbing and electricity supplies can be erratic and quite often the power in hotel rooms is turned off while guests are out of the room.
Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking or until sold out and may change without notice. The prices below include airline fuel surcharges and taxes which are subject to change.
The following prices are based on 14 Feb 2020 and 13 Nov 2020 departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth (other cities and are available on request):
*Free Solo Supplement Offer - valid for new bookings until 29 Feb 2020 on selected tours to China, India, Myanmar and Peru.
To secure your preferred departure or need more details, please call Travel at 60's Australian travel team on 1300 414 198.
DAY 1: FLY TO YANGON
Fly to the vibrant city of Yangon for a two-night stay.
DAY 2: DISCOVER YANGON
Head downtown to the Central Post Office, where we will begin our tour. Encompassing the colonial highlights and more traditional architecture, stroll Strand Road and Pansodan jetty. Visit the National Museum before exploring the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda whose huge golden stupa dominates the city’s skyline. The apex of the stupa is studded with hundreds of priceless gems that glint in the sunshine. This is Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist site and is purported to have four relics of former Buddhas enshrined within. Enjoy dinner with a cultural show this evening.
DAY 3: FLY TO BAGAN
Fly to Bagan. Upon arrival, visit Nyaung U Market and Shwezigon Pagoda, where a replica of Buddha’s tooth is enshrined. Later, visit Htilominlo Temple, Ananda Temple and see craftsmen at work at a lacquerware workshop. Enjoy a spectacular sunset from Aureum Watch-Tower.
DAY 4: MT. POPA
Travel to Mt Popa, an extinct volcano where you will have the chance to ascend to its peak to explore the breathtaking Taung Kalat monastery that is perched there. Visit a toddy palm plantation and take a cruise on the Irrawaddy River to enjoy the sunset. Return to Bagan.
DAY 5: MINGUN AND AVA
Fly to Mandalay and transfer to Mahamuni Pagoda, the Golden Palace Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda. Set sail up the Irrawaddy River to Mingun to visit one of the world’s largest bells, Hsinbyume Paya, and the imposing Mingun Pagoda. Visit a silk workshop and Kalaga tapestry workshop before finishing the day on Mandalay Hill.
DAY 6: AMARAPURA AND MANDALAY
Drive to Amarapura and visit Mahagandayon Temple, a place of monastic study and home to several thousand young monks. Later, travel to the Sagaing Hills, where you’ll find its forested slopes crowded with temples and pagodas. Continue to the Tha Kya Di Kya nunnery before proceeding to the U Bein Bridge for a sunset boat ride, the best way to really appreciate the world's longest teak bridge!
DAY 7: INLE LAKE
Fly to Heho and drive to Inle Lake via Shwe Yan Pyay monastery. The lake is best known for the extraordinary Intha people, who live on and around the water, and their unique leg rowing technique. Out on the lake, see the floating gardens before visiting Nga Phe Monastery and Inpawkhon weaving village on its banks.
DAY 8: EXPLORE INLE LAKE
Transfer by boat to the western shore of the lake to explore the crumbling Shwe Indein Pagoda complex. Walk to a nearby village to see the locals farming with traditional techniques. Pass through the rice fields to Saema to meet the friendly villagers.
DAY 9: YANGON NIGHT MARKETS
Return to Heho to fly to Yangon. Upon arrival, browse the famous Bogyoke market to pick up any last minute souvenirs. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a late afternoon visit to Botataung Pagoda. This evening, stroll around Chinatown.
DAYS 10-11: YANGON TO AUSTRALIA
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Australia, arriving home to same or following day.
The fitness level required for this tour is a level 2 - a reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
Entry visas are required by all visitors to Myanmar. and are valid for 90 days from the date of issue and allow you to stay in the country for up to 28 days. Please be advised that your passport must have at least 6 months validity left on it when you arrive back into Australia.
All travellers are limited to two items of luggage each; a suitcase with a maximum weight of 20kg and one piece of hand luggage with a maximum weight of 5kg. It is essential that your luggage is lockable.
Please be aware that porterage is not included on our tours in Southeast Asia. You will therefore need to be able to handle your own luggage within the hotel and when using transportation like trains and coaches.
Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary. However, mini buses may be used for smaller groups (under 10 passengers). Roads in Southeast Asia have generally improved over recent years, but traffic and/or weather conditions may extend driving times. Road construction work usually covers an enormous section of road - not just 1-2km as you may be used to. For this reason, the timings listed in the itinerary are approximations only.
Please note that seat belts are not compulsory by law in Southeast Asia and therefore the local people largely choose not to wear them. For this reason, some vehicles may not be fitted with seat belts or they may be hidden underneath protective seat covers. It is recommended that customers use seat belts where available and remain seated while the vehicle is moving. If you have any concerns, please notify your National Escort/Local Guides.
Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines. Please note pre-flight seat allocation is not available on international and internal flight sectors.
Most of our groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by both a National Escort. There will usually be no more than 28 travellers in each group. All departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 8 travellers booked. For groups with fewer than 10 travellers,departures will operate with local guides.
Local tipping is customary in Asia and a local kitty system operates on this tour so that your National Escort will look after this aspect of your trip for you.Customary tipping amount of approximately US$59 (AU$86) is paid locally in India. Any additional tipping of any of your tours is welcomed at your discretion.
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No Solo Supplement Offer - valid for new bookings until 29 Feb 2020 on selected tours to China, India, Myanmar and Peru.