Of Pagodas and Palaces: Myanmar

9 –16 February, 2019 | 8 Days/7 Nights

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Of Pagodas and Palaces: Myanmar
9–16 February 2019 (7 nights / 8 days)

(Yangon – Bagan – Inle – Yangon)

Wonderful World’s maiden Myanmar trip was in December 2016 and since then we have not been able to shut up about how spectacular the trip was.

So, in the spirit of generosity and sharing all things nice, we want to do this every year and take you with us!

We start our Myanmar trip in Yangon, the country’s largest and most energetic city. Think of all the colonial buildings in Kolkata and Mumbai, and then double it! Albeit Yangon’s buildings are a bit faded and crumbling now, the city has a charm and vibe that’s hard to beat.

We then move on to Bagan. If God had a bucket list, we believe Bagan would be #1. The green and gold plains stretch out before you, with thousands of temples (pagodas) dotting the landscape. It’s majestic, it’s awe‐inspiring, and it’s like nothing you have ever seen before. Also, Bagan is one of Asia’s richest archaeological sites.

Next up on this Myanmar trip is Lake Inle. The locals like to call it the Venice of the East. But that’s an under‐sell. Lake Inle is a 22-kilometrelong and 10-kilometrewide freshwater lake. There are no roads or pavements here – everyone gets around in these fantastic long boats that are painted the brightest, most cheerful colours. Tourists have not yet overrun this destination, where fishermen enthral you with their unique one‐legged paddling technique that you won’t see anywhere else in the world.

We spend two nights in this magical location before we fly back to Yangon.

We stay at luxurious 4-star hotels with great locations in all destinations, so that you enjoy the finest hospitality that the country has to offer. Join Wonderful World on this 8-day long Myanmar trip, and go back home with a bag full of memories.

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR TRIP

  • Get transported to history with a walking tour of Yangon
  • Horse cart ride to view sunset over the plains of Bagan
  • Cruise on the Irrawaddy River
  • Get a bird’s eye view of Bagan in a Hot Air Balloon (optional activity)
  • Stay at 4-star hotels to get the best of Myanmar’s hospitality

PRICE

$1200

$1150 /head on a twin sharing basis – till 30 October 2018

Payment & Cancellation Policy
  • Accommodation on twin-sharing basis
  • English‐speaking local guides
  • All transfers with private air‐conditioned vehicles with drivers
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Boat cruise in Bagan
  • Horse cart tour in Bagan
  • Private motorized boat in Inle Lake
  • Entrance fees to the places mentioned in the itinerary
  • 500 ml water on the day of the tour
  • E-visa for Myanmar
  • Services of a trip lead from Wonderful World throughout the trip
  • GST at 5%
  • International flights to/from Yangon
  • Domestic flights (3 sectors, about $280)
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at your hotels
  • Entrance fees for visits not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, room service, mini bar, telephone, camera fee where applicable, bottled water, or Internet connectivity in the room
  • Insurance
  • Any other items not specified are additional
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuity/ tips and porter charges
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like ill‐health, land blocks, bad weather, etc

ITINERARY

Day 1
Day 1 – Saturday, 9th February (includes dinner) Yangon – Arrival
  • We begin our Myanmar trip by arriving in Yangon. Upon arrival, we will assist you with a group transfer to the hotel for check-in.
(Early check-in depends on availability as normal check-in time is 2 p.m.) (If you arrive by a flight that gets in at a different time than the group transfer, we will help arrange a separate transfer at an additional cost.)
  • Head to Yangon downtown for dinner.
Overnight at Chatrium Hotel or similar
Day 2
Day 2 – Sunday, 10th February (includes breakfast and lunch) Yangon
  • Post breakfast at the hotel we head out for a walking tour of Yangon downtown on the second day of our Myanmar trip. The streets are filled with historical buildings – and the faded colonial charm is probably unmatched in Asia.
  • Visit the Yangon National Museum, which houses a large collection of artefacts tracing and showcasing Burmese history and culture.
  • Break for lunch.
  • Carry on to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered temple in Myanmar. The temple complex is huge and we will spend some time here and catch the sunset as well.
  • Night at leisure.
Overnight at Chatrium Hotel or similar
Click here for detailed itinerary