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  • Highlights of Myanmar

    Code: MRC01 - Duration: 4 Days
    Start: Mandalay | Finish: Bagan
  • From majestic Mandalay to breathtaking Bagan, cruise along the Ayeyarwady River aboard Belmond Road to Mandalay, soaking up unforgettable sights and immersing yourself in inspiring activities

    Highlights:

    • Discover Mandalay’s traditional arts, including bronze casting and marble carvingHighlights of Myanmar 4 days
    • Explore the ancient capital of Ava by horse and cart or mountain bike
    • Experience an authentic “Day in the Life” tour, taking in a Bagan market and local village homes
    • Choose your own adventure in Bagan, visiting the most famous sites as well as smaller, off-the-beaten-track temples 

    Itinerary in brief:

    Day 1: Mandalay arrival (-/L/D)
    Day 2: Burmese Village & Ava (B/L/D)
    Day 3: Bagan (B/L/D)
    Day 4: Bagan - Departure (B/-/-)

    Notes:

    - We specialize in “tailor-made” tours for groups of two or more. We carefully inspect each step of your journey from the accommodation to the perfect guide to suit your needs
    - The itinerary is open to modification to fit your personal travel needs
    - Modifications to the itinerary may increase the price of the package
    - For the price of this trip, just ask for a quote by clicking on "TOUR PRICE"

    - If you are looking for a trip modified to your requirements, please send us your needs by filling out the form in Customize your trip” 
    - We will contact and send you a quote, excluding holiday period, within 48 hours of receiving your request. 

  • Day 1: Mandalay arrival (-/L/D)

    mandalayBoard the ship at Shwe Kyet Yet village near Mandalay. Enjoy an afternoon discovering the city's key sites and traditional arts, including a visit to a family of bronze casters. Raise a glass to the sunset at U Bein Bridge with a sumptuous champagne cocktail. Dine on Asian and Western cuisine in the elegant Restaurant, enjoying our excellent house wines or selecting an international label from our extensive list.

    Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: On Board Road to Mandalay

    Day 2: Burmese Village & Ava (B/L/D)

    avaStretch out and relax at an early-morning yoga session, followed by a refreshing treat from our Healthy Juice Bar. Join a Buddhist almsgiving ceremony and experience village life near our jetty before the ship sets sail. Alight in Ava to explore the ancient capital. Take a traditional horse and cart tour or discover the sights by bike. As the ship sails to Bagan, enjoy a range of onboard activities. Attend a talk on Myanmar culture, sample local infusions in our Burmese Tea Shop, learn how to dress in a traditional longyi or have your fortune told by an astrologer. You can also indulge in a treatment at the spa, work out in the gym or relax by the pool on the Observation Deck, the largest outdoor space of any river cruiser in Myanmar.       

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner        
    Accommodation: On Board Road to Mandalay

    Day 3: Bagan (B/L/D)

    baganRise early to attend a soothing meditation session before the ship arrives in Bagan. A range of tour options is available today. Choose from “Introduction to Bagan” for temples and history, “A Day in the Life” for local culture, food and markets, or “Bagan by Bicycle” for those seeking with a taste for action and adventure. Before rejoining the ship for lunch, stroll through the small village that is home to Belmond’s private jetty near Old Bagan. You may wish to visit Belmond’s free clinic, where our onboard doctor will be treating local patients. In the afternoon visit Ananda, one of Bagan’s most magnificent temples. Continue your tour as you explore an off-the-beaten-track temple by torchlight. End your visit by admiring the sunset over the plains. Dine under the stars at the Road to Mandalay Grill on the Observation Deck, before enjoying a classic marionette performance.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner        
    Accommodation: On Board Road to Mandalay

    Day 4: Bagan - Departure (B/L/D)

    bagan 2For an additional supplement, early rising guests can take a sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the pagodas. An early-bird breakfast is served before you disembark from Belmond Road to Mandalay for your onward travel arrangements. End of our services.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Prices

    This trip is private and therefore can be altered to suit your needs, date of commencement and budget requirements.

    Prices vary due to a number of specifics:

    • Seasonal: during high season (October-April), the prices of services are generally higher when compared to the low season (May-September).
    • The number of participants: the more of you that travel together the less you will pay!
    • The choice of hotels: Fairly obvious one here; a 5-star hotel can cost ten times as much as a 2 star hotel.
    • The activities during the trip: Two trips on the same itinerary and of the same length can have two different prices depending on the number and nature of activities included.
    • The booking date: In some cases, booking your trip late can drastically affect prices due to their low availability.

    Inclusion:

    • Buffet breakfast and lunch, and table d'hôte dinner - both eastern and western choices available
    • Complimentary soft drinks, mineral water, local beer and free flow house wine (local and international) with lunch and dinner
    • Internal flights within Myanmar included between Yangon and ship, as per itinerary
    • Fully-qualified resident doctor
    • All sightseeing, as per itinerary
    • No single supplement on Superior or Deluxe Cabins

    Exclusion:

    • Other drinks and meals not clearly mentioned
    • Personal expenditures such as camera fees, tips, laundry service, etc.
    • Personal insurance (compulsory)
    • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
    • International air fare to/from Yangon
    • Visa and visa arrangement
    • Departure tax of US$10/person

    Booking

    Here are 2 steps to book your trip with Tonkin-Travel:

    Step 1. Focus on your travel program:

    You can choose this trip as is or customize it to your specific desires. Just click on the “Customize this trip” tab and fill in the form. One of our travel consultants will contact you within 48 hours to develop the travel program based on your specifications.

    Step 2. Booking:

    • Following the first step, tour program is selected and we access the rates.
    • Upon confirmation of the trip, the registration must be accompanied by a deposit up to 25% of the total estimate.
    • For programs with private junk (cruise) and/or 5 star hotels, the deposit is represented by 30% of the total estimate.
    • Tonkin-Travel carries out the booking process upon receipt of the deposit. Confirmation of these reservations is sent to customer within 10 days via email

    Nature of travel

    This trip is private. That implies:

    • You will be escorted by a private guide and driver. This approach guarantees a smooth trip with fewer organizational constraints.
    • You will be the master of your trip. We guarantee flexibility in organizing visits at your request.
    • Our services will be personalized according to your desires. Thus the proposals in this package are not fixed and you can bring suggest all the desired changes.
    • You receive individualized care: ample food, organizing small events (anniversary, honeymoon, etc.), targeted information, followed necessary modifications, etc.

    Accommodation

    • Accommodation is an important expenditure of your trip. When you choose a luxury trip for example, the accommodation can represent three quarters of the price. Thus, your choice of hotels is closely related to your budget.
    • Tonkin-Travel has negotiated rates with a wide range of hotels from 2 to 5 stars.
    • In some places you will have the option to choose ‘home-stay’. Although this provides less comfort that a hotel it is a truly authentic experience and highly recommended for at least one night of your journey.

    Transport

    All transfers during your trip are covered by private vehicle with driver, unless otherwise indicated in our offer. We ensure that our vehicles are new and comfortable. Fuel, tolls, accommodation, compensation and the driver are included in our offer. Only gratuities are not included and are at your discretion.

    The size of the selected vehicle is based on the number of tour participants according to the following quality standards:

    No. of participants

    2 pax

    3 pax

    From 4 to 7 pax

    From 8 to 14 pax

    From 15 to 20 pax

    Vehicle size

    Car 4-7 seats

    Car 7 or minivan 
    16 seats

    Minivan 16 seats

    Bus 24 seats

    Bus 35 or 45 seats

    Domestic flights

    If your trip includes domestic flights if any, they will be operated by Vietnam Airlines, the largest airline in Vietnam. The fleet consists mainly of Airbus and Boeing. On some short trips, the company operates 72 ATR and some Fokker.

    Rail transport

    Train travel can be offered (particularly between Hanoi-Lao Cai and Hanoi-Hue). Travelling at a speed of 60km/h on average it is not necessarily the fastest but an interesting experience nonetheless.

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