- Inle Lake: The second biggest lake in Myanmar, famous for its unique leg rowers and floating villages and gardens.
Join this fascinating eight-day tour of Myanmar and catch a glimpse of the country’s most remarkable sites. Start in the capital Yangon and explore the busy streets and markets of this blooming city. Admire the 4-meters Buddha that is covered in gold in Mandalay and sail down the river Ayeyarwaddy observing the tranquil rural life of its backwaters. Religious sites in Bagan will expose the rich Buddhist tradition of this ancient city and overnights in the village surrounded by the scenic landscape of the Inle Lake will show up, that Myanmar´s tradition and hospitality are worthy to be explored! This tour combines the history with the current life convoluted with the Buddhist tradition and will give you a little background of this amazing country.
Day 1: Arrival Yangon
Day 2: Yangon
Day 3: Yangon – Mandalay (1.5 Hrs By Plane; Included)
Day 4: Mandalay – Bagan (by Cruise; Included)
Day 5: Bagan
Day 6: Bagan – Heho (0.45 Hrs By Plane, Included) – Inle Lake (35 Km – 1 H)
Day 7: Inle Lake
Day 8: Inle Lake - Departure Yangon (1 Hrs By Plane; Included)
- Standard Hotel Category = Best Western Green Hill or similar 3*
- Superior Hotel Category = Rose Garden Hotel or similar 4*
- Standard Hotel Category = Shwe Inn Gyin Hotel or similar 3*
- Superior Hotel Category = Triumph Hotel or similar 4*
- Standard Hotel Category = Shwe Yee Pwint Hotel or similar 3*
- Superior Hotel Category = Ananta Bagan Hotel or similar 4*
- Standard Hotel Category = Paramount Inle Hotel or similar 3*
- Superior Hotel Category = Novotal Inle Lake Myat Minn Hotel or similar 4*
- 7 nights' accommodation
- 7 Breakfasts
- Water and refreshing towel
- Private transfer from Yangon Airport to hotel in Yangon
- Private transport throughout the tour
- 3 domestic flights (Yangon Mandalay on day 3/ Bagan Heho on day 6/ Heho Yangon on day 8)
- Private motorboat for sightseeing on Inle Lake on day 6 and 7
- Private transfer from hotel in Inle Lake to Heho Airport on day 8
- Operated with English-speaking local guides throughout the tour
- Cruise Mandalay Bagan on day 4
- All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Yangon city tour (Day 2), Mandalay half-day sightseeing tour (Day 3), Bagan full-day sightseeing (Day 5), Inle Lake motorboat excursion (Day 6 and 7)
- Meet & Greet (Day 1, 3, 4 and 6)
- Porter fees at airports
- International flights
- Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
- City tax not included, payable on the spot
- Any visit not mentioned in the program
- Porterage and gratuities
- Any optional tours
- Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
- Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
- Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best Of Burma, Private Tour tour. You can cancel the tour up to 35 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 34 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 10 March 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 10 March 2023, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 34 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Best Of Burma, Private Tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Best Of Burma, Private Tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
- Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
- Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
Is Asia open for tourists?
Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.
As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.
How to plan an Asia tour?
Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country.
After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.
Which countries should I visit in Asia?
Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience.
Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts.
What country in Asia is fluent in English?
English is a widely spoken language in Asia, which means that you would not have much difficulty conversing with locals during your trip. Singapore ranks the highest in terms of its proficiency in the English language. The Philippines comes second, followed by Malaysia. Other countries where you will not face much trouble if you can speak English are South Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
You will find that English is part of life of a section of the population in all these countries. They have road signs in English (along with those in their native languages) as well as English newspapers. Public announcements are often translated into English in these countries, and it is not difficult to come across store banners and product labels written in the language. In addition to all this, locals are also accustomed to tourists, which means they can at least carry out basic conversations in the language.
However, please keep in mind that it is the urban population in the continent that has had the most exposure to the language and is better at communicating in it. The more you travel to the countryside, the fewer English speakers you will meet.
How much does an Asia tour cost? What is the cheapest country to travel to in Asia?
There are several factors that determine the amount of money you will spend during your Asia tour. These include the countries you wish to visit, the length of your trip, the type of tour you have chosen (group, private, luxury and budget) as well as other expenses like insurance, visas, and transportation.
Laos is probably the cheapest destination in Asia, with an average daily expense of USD 23 per person. India is yet another budget-friendly destination in the region when it comes to foreigners. Expect to spend between USD 35 to USD 40 per person, per day if you are a mid-range traveler. The average daily expense in Cambodia is slightly higher, at USD 50 per person. Japan and Singapore, on the other hand, are some of the most expensive destinations on the planet. On average, travelers should expect to shell out USD 130 dollars per person, per day while in these countries.