Exploring Myanmar by Land & River10 days & 9 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
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Day 1Arrive Yangon
Upon arrival in Yangon, you will be escorted to your hotel. Set off on an afternoon tour of the city, including the Sule Pagoda, the magnificent reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi, and Botataung Pagoda before arriving at Yangon's most celebrated temple: Shwedagon Pagoda.Belmond Governor's Residence - 1 Night
Day 2To Mandalay
After breakfast, fly to Mandalay, the former royal capital in northern Myanmar. See the Vo Mahamuni Pagoda, tour traditional workshops and discover Kuthodaw Pagoda and Shwe Inbin Monastery.Mandalay Hill Resort - 1 Night (B)
On the summit of Mandalay Hill enjoy a stunning sunset.
Day 3Cruising The Irrawaddy
After breakfast, embark on a cruise on the Irrawaddy River. Enjoy lunch as you sail to Mingun, site of the huge unfinished pagoda of King Bodawpaya and the world's biggest un-cracked bell. Moor in Sagaing with a beautiful view of the illuminated pagodas dotted along these sacred hills.Heritage Line Anawrahta - 4 Nights (B, L , D)
Day 4Irrawaddy River Cruise
After breakfast, see the highlights of Sagaing before crossing the river to the ancient capital of Ava, which you explore aboard a traditional horse and cart. Don't miss the Bagaya Kyaung, a beautiful teak monastery built in 1834.Heritage Line Anawrahta (B, L , D)
Day 5Irrawaddy River Cruise
Disembark for a walking tour of the riverside village of Yanderbo. Sail on past the confluence of the Irrawaddy and the Chindwin the Chindwin rivers, arriving in Bagan in time to see the magnificent Ananda Temple, the Sulamani Pagoda and the beautiful sunset over the temple plain.Heritage Line Anawrahta (B, L , D)
Day 6Irrawaddy River Cruise
After breakfast, visit the Nyaung-U market and the revered Shwezigon Pagoda. Learn about the process of making lacquer ware and see the fine frescoes inside the Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi Pagoda. This afternoon, choose to visit sacred Mount Popa or explore the area around Myinkaba Village before returning to the ship for a festive farewell dinner.Heritage Line Anawrahta (B, L , D)
Disembark after breakfast. Meet with your local guide and driver to continue your explorations of Bagan. Continue to Min Nan Thu village to explore the Tayokepyay and Nandamanya temples, which are known for their exquisite murals. Discover the famous meditation retreat of Kyat Kan Cave monastery before arriving at Shwe San Daw in time for another unforgettable sunset.Bagan Thiripyiysaya Sanctuary Resort - 2 Nights (B)
Start early to embark on a hot-air balloon flight at sunrise. Seeing the plains below dotted with ancient temples just as the sun crests the horizon is an unforgettable experience. After breakfast, visit the local villages to learn about local industry - from artisan lacquerware workshops to cigar makers.Bagan Thiripyiysaya Sanctuary Resort (B)
Day 9To Yangon
Fly to Yangon. After checking in to your hotel, visit Bogyoke Market (formerly known as Scott's Market), offering a selection of Burma's handicrafts.Belmond Governor's Residence - 1 Night (B)
Day 10Depart Yangon
Take the local ferry across the Yangon River to the town of Dalla. Hop aboard a traditional trishaw for a fascinating ride through local villages and plantations in this rural area of the country before returning to the airport for your onward flight.(B)
Internal Flights / Delays / Insurance: Almost all the internal flights in this brochure use jet airliners, with some internal airlines in Southeast Asia using turboprop aircraft.
Because of increased air traffic, government restrictions and changing weather conditions, flight delays have become more commonplace. These delays can cause problems with your travel arrangements, and additional costs may well be involved. This may be in the form of added accommodation costs, transfers and/or onward tickets. If this should occur, everything possible will be done to minimize the inconvenience. Cox & Kings will endeavor to ensure that arrangements go as smoothly as possible. As services are paid for in advance, any services missed due to delays and/or schedule changes are non-refundable. Please also bear in mind that many international flight tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable. The insurance policy offered by Cox & Kings is designed to mitigate the costs and effects of such delays in certain circumstances, and we strongly advise that you purchase insurance against such eventualities.
Airport Departure Taxes: The cost of our tours does not always include airport departure taxes or overland departure taxes; it is necessary for you to pay these locally and in local currency. Please ensure that you retain enough local currency to cover these taxes. Departure taxes vary in each country and you will be advised when possible of the rates before your departure from the U.S.A. These taxes are always subject to change, and if they do so when you are traveling, your guide or our ground handler will advise you.
The majority of the roads to and from major tourist destinations are paved and in reasonable condition. Although many of the city roads are now 4 to 6-lane highways and have had a large amount of investment in recent years, many of the narrower ones and smaller highways are bumpy and pot-holed. In Vietnam and Cambodia, many of the roads are in poor condition, but most of the main highways are paved. For longer journeys, we will nearly always advise you to fly. Types of vehicles vary according to the country visited and the numbers on a tour. Generally, the following can be used as a guideline for the size of transportation provided: 1-3 passengers, sedan car; 4-6 passengers, minivan; 6-19 passengers, small bus; 20-28 passengers, medium bus.
A number of flights within Asia & the Pacific arrive/depart early in the morning and, while we will endeavor to schedule your tour with a flight which arrives/departs at a reasonable time, sometimes there is little or no alternative and early check-in/check-out times may be required.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout Asia & the Pacific; however, in most of the major cities the hotels are of a good standard. Standards will vary much more in some of the smaller cities and rural areas.
For our tours in Asia & the Pacific, we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. We will endeavor to supply any extra information that you may require about these hotels. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In this event, we will advise you of the alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or of a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. There are many new hotels being built in Asia & the Pacific, and we may upgrade those featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. In Mongolia we use traditional tents or “gers”.
Please note all rooms reserved on your tour are standard, unless noted otherwise; however, if you wish to upgrade your room (e.g., to a lake view or suite, etc.), please speak to your tour consultant who will be able to advise you about options and applicable supplements.
Check-in & Check-out Times: For all group and individual tours, hotel check-in time is normally 14:00 and check-out time is normally 12:00, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked without extra payment.
In some cases, prices for individual arrangements and tour extensions are quoted excluding a guide. In this case, the supplement for a guide is available on request. For logistical reasons, some extensions are on a shared basis based upon a minimum of two passengers and not on a private basis.
Visiting many of the sites in Asia require a reasonable amount of walking, either to the site or around it. While the walking is normally easy going, a full-day’s sightseeing can be quite tiring and sometimes strenuous. In addition, at ancient monuments there are many steep sections and uneven surfaces. A reasonable amount of fitness is required.
Cruise boats may vary their itineraries with little or no notice if water levels become unusually low, or to avoid areas of dense traffic. Such changes are generally very rare, but you should check the final itinerary at reception when you embark. Cruise itineraries include full board, but all drinks will be charged as extras.
Exploring Myanmar By Land & River
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