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THE BEST OF MYANMAR
See the best of Myanmar, with river cruises, and visits to unseen areas and local communities. Start in historic Yangon and its old colonial buildings. See Bagan’s beautiful scenery and famous craft villages. Visit the ancient capitals of Ava and Amarapura; and discover Mandalay and magnificent Inle Lake
Tour Yangon, formerly known as ‘Rangoon’ in its days as a British colony. Join the locals at a tea shop to drink tea or coffee and try out their delicious snacks. Walk to Shwedagon pagoda, the most revered in all of Myanmar. Fly to the ancient capital, Bagan and visit a cave temple filled with exquisite murals. See the amazing sunset from the upper terrace of a temple. Go to one of Bagan’s lesser-known areas and take a cruise down the Irrawaddy River to witness everyday riverside life. See the ‘World’s Biggest Book’: 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scripture at Kuthodaw Pagoda. Learn more about the craftwork for which Mandalay is famed by visiting workshops and cottage industries.
Continue to Ava, the former capital and tour the calm streets by local horse cart. Get back on the road to see the next former capital; Amarapura. Mahagandayon monastery here is home to over 1000 monks. Walk along the world’s longest teak bridge, constructed from 984 teak posts that were once part of a palace.
Head out onto magnificent Inle Lake in a private motorboat, passing floating garden houses built on stilts and the ‘leg-rowing’ fishermen of the lake. See the famous ‘jumping cats’ at the nearby monastery and visit a village of the indigenous lake people. Go to a local school here to meet the staff and pupils of this community. Take a ride through the city’s outskirts on Yangon’s circular train. Finally, have a stroll around Bogyoke Market, filled with handmade goods and curios; a perfect place for gift shopping.
Accommodation, All taxes, Guide, Luggage Transfers, All transport during trip, Arrival/Departure transfers, Activities as per itinerary, Equipment, Instruction, Permits/entrance fees, Meals as indicated.
International and domestic flights, Meals other than those mentioned, Supplement for early check-in and late check-out (check-in: 14h00, check-out: 12h00), Personal expenses are such as laundry, telephone, drinks etc, Tips for guide, Personal insurance, Any compulsory gala dinners at the hotel (if required from the hotels), Visa fees (if required), International departure airport tax (if required).
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|Tour and pricing options||Group size||Price|
|30 Sep 2014||2-4||$1,178.00||Book now|
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The offer has to be booked at least 2 days in advance. Canceling and confirmation policy
(i) Payment Conditions:
- More than 120 days prior to arrival: 30% deposit of total tour price is required.
- 120-45 days prior to arrival: 50% deposit of total tour price is required.
- 45 days or less prior to arrival: Full payment is required.
- 30 days or less prior to arrival: Immediate full payment is required upon.
(ii) Payment Procedure:
Payments are to be made according to sent invoices only and should be made by credit card or bank transfer. Any bank charges levied by the sending bank, relating to transfers to Backyard Travel, must be paid by the sender. Payment Procedures will be sent by your Backyard Travel Specialist.
Cancellation & modification
(i) All cancellations must be made in writing and acknowledged by Backyard Travel. A 10% handling fee will be charged for any cancellations of 30 days or more prior to your arrival unless there are any charges or prepayments due according to the policies of hotels, airlines, cruises and other contractors of Backyard Travel.
(ii) Cancellation Policy:
More than 30 days before departure: 10% of total tour price
- Between 30 and 21 days before departure: 25% of total tour price
- Between 20 and 8 days before departure: 50% of total tour price
- Between 7 days and 48 hours before departure: 75% of total tour price
- Less than 48 hours before departure: 100% of total tour price
Note: Depending on airlines, hotels and cruises cancellation policies, the above ancellation policy is subject to change.
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