£1299pp – Myanmar: 10-Night Guided Tour w/Flights, £700 Off
This tour takes in lush farmland, stilt houses & one of the world's 'greatest archaeological sites'
This 10-night guided tour of Myanmar covers all its highlights -- Yangon's twinkling temples, the mirror-like waters of Inle Lake, Mandalay's bustling centre and Bagan's shrine-scattered plains. At £1299 per person, this package from Lumle Holidays includes all flights and transfers, and saves £700 on the regular price.
- Return flights from London Heathrow
- Two nights at Royal Khattar Hotel, Yangon
- Flight to Inle Lake
- Three nights at 81 Hotel Inlay, Inle Lake
- Flight to Mandalay
- Two nights at Hotel Yadanarbon, Mandalay
- Two nights at Sky View Hotel, Bagan
- One further night at Royal Khattar Hotel, Yangon
- Daily breakfast
- All guided transfers and excursions
Depart on 13 May; 3 June; 3 July; 3 September; 2, 7 October; 6 November.
You can also depart on 2 December, 2017; 8 January; 5 February; 5, 19 March; 7 May; 4 June; 2 July; 27 August; 3 September; 1 October; 5 November; 3 December, 2018, for £1399 per person, or on 22 July or 26 August, 2017 for £1799 per person.
Departures from Manchester are an extra £150 per person.
The tour starts in Yangon, where the dazzling Shwedagon Pagoda dominates the skyline. Take to the street-food stalls to taste the country's "melting pot of flavours and spices" (Forbes) and hop on the Yangon Circular Railway for a slow journey through paddy fields, rustic villages and market towns.
Next, you'll fly to Inle Lake. A protected wetland bird sanctuary and an area of great natural beauty, the lake is also home to stilt-house villages and floating gardens.
You'll then fly to Mandalay, which is a bustling city but has a strong Bamar culture, thanks to its "countless monasteries, pagodas, workshops and teahouses" (Lonely Planet). You'll stay a 20-minute walk from Mandalay Palace, which was built in the 1850s and is at the centre of a walled fort with a moat.
The penultimate stop is the temple-strewn plains of Bagan. The 26-square-mile area is "one of the world's greatest archaeological sites, a sight to rival Machu Picchu or Angkor Wat" (The Daily Telegraph), and is dotted with over 2000 brick stupas that have been carefully preserved and restored. Finally, you'll head back to Yangon for your last night before the return flight.
- Solo travellers can book the deal for £1999
- Infants under two years can travel for £599
Transfers & baggage
Both are included.
Book by May 10.
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