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BURMA (MYANMAR), MYANMAR

Burma Unveiled: Ancient Kingdoms, Indelible Beauty

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Program #20337RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jan 23 — Feb 7, 2013

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Day One: Wednesday, January 23 - Departure from Home
Depart From: Depart from home for your flight to Asia.

Day Two: Thursday, January 24 - En Route
In Transit: Overnight flight to Asia.

Type: Hotel

Description: Enjoy old-world charm at the resplendent PARKROYAL Yangon where you can truly relax and unwind after a hectic day. Discover modern amenities enhanced by a subtle mix of authentic teakwood furniture, fine fabrics and traditional handicrafts. Myanmar’s rich heritage and artistic culture can be seen and felt in all 267 premium rooms and suites at our Yangon accommodation.

Contact info:
33 Alan Pya Phaya Road
Dagon Township 11191
Yangon, Myanmar
phone: +95 1 250 388
web: www.parkroyalhotels.com/en/hotels/myanmar/yangon/parkroyal/spa/index.html

Room amenities: •Internet Access •35 sq.m •Satellite TV channels •IDD telephone •Complimentary coffee and tea making facilities •Mini bar •Hair dryer •Umbrella •Torch light •Shopping bag •Bathroom amenities •In-room safe

Facility amenities: Yangon hotel offers you pure relaxation, bliss and every opportunity to pamper yourself during your stay in Myanmar. Indulge yourself with a relaxing massage, a traditional spa therapy, or turn up the heat with a soothing sauna and steam bath. For an invigorating workout, enjoy our pool or visit our state-of-the-art gym, fully equipped with the latest high-tech machines.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Friday, January 25 - Arrival Yangon, Burma / Program Orientation
Arrive To: Arrival to Yangon International Airport. Check into your program hotel.

Afternoon: Join your group leader for a program orientation followed by a welcome dinner.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Park Royal

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Enjoy old-world charm at the resplendent PARKROYAL Yangon where you can truly relax and unwind after a hectic day. Discover modern amenities enhanced by a subtle mix of authentic teakwood furniture, fine fabrics and traditional handicrafts. Myanmar’s rich heritage and artistic culture can be seen and felt in all 267 premium rooms and suites at our Yangon accommodation.

Contact info:
33 Alan Pya Phaya Road
Dagon Township 11191
Yangon, Myanmar
phone: +95 1 250 388
web: www.parkroyalhotels.com/en/hotels/myanmar/yangon/parkroyal/spa/index.html

Room amenities: •Internet Access •35 sq.m •Satellite TV channels •IDD telephone •Complimentary coffee and tea making facilities •Mini bar •Hair dryer •Umbrella •Torch light •Shopping bag •Bathroom amenities •In-room safe

Facility amenities: Yangon hotel offers you pure relaxation, bliss and every opportunity to pamper yourself during your stay in Myanmar. Indulge yourself with a relaxing massage, a traditional spa therapy, or turn up the heat with a soothing sauna and steam bath. For an invigorating workout, enjoy our pool or visit our state-of-the-art gym, fully equipped with the latest high-tech machines.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Saturday, January 26 - Yangon / City Orientation / Shwedagon Paya
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Begin your understanding of Burma with a presentation on Burmese history. Then continue on a field trip to discover this city. Stroll in the Chinese and Indian neighborhoods. Make your way from Sule Paya to the Scott Market, along the way exploring a Hindu temple, a Chinese temple and a Jewish synagogue. End the morning exploring Bogyoke Aung San market (aka Scott's market).

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant in town.

Afternoon: Explore Shwedagon Paya. Shwedagon is a Burmese icon and a must see while in Yangon. Unlike many great sites around the world, Shwedagon is visited mostly by local Burmese. The giant gold gilded Paya serve as a meeting point for families, friends and teenagers looking to enjoy the cool night air. The bell shaped structure is said to be covered with over 8 tons of pure gold, making it an impressive presence in the night sky.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel or in town.

Lodging: Park Royal

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Aureum Resort & Spa Inle is perched on the shores of Inle Lake with both water and land access. The resort is located in the eastern shores in Mine Thauk Village, a 20 minute drive or 30 minute boat ride from Nyaung Shwe. The Heho Airport is a further 1 hour drive.

Contact info:
Mine Thauk Village
Inle Lake, Myanmar
phone: +9581209866
Room amenities: Mini-bar, Satellite TV IDD phone Safety box Coffee/tea facilities

Facility amenities: Outdoor Swimming Pool Spa & Beauty Parlor Boutique Shop Banquet Room Free Wi-Fi at Lobby Reception Area

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Sunday, January 27 - Yangon / Fly to Heho / Coach to Inle Lake
Note: Long transit. Please note that you must be able to get in and out of small boats and travel much of the time on boats while at Inle Lake.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Check out of hotel and fly to Heho. Upon arrival, transfer to lunch.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant in town.

Afternoon: After lunch, board private motorboats to head out to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar's most spectacular sights. Pass villages on stilts over the lake, inhabited by the local Intha people. Visit an Orchid Nursery and learn about the beautiful flowers. From there explore the floating gardens of Inle Lake, learn a little about how these are created. End the afternoon exploring a Monastery nick named "Jumping Cat Monastery."

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Aureum Resort & SPA INLE

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Aureum Resort & Spa Inle is perched on the shores of Inle Lake with both water and land access. The resort is located in the eastern shores in Mine Thauk Village, a 20 minute drive or 30 minute boat ride from Nyaung Shwe. The Heho Airport is a further 1 hour drive.

Contact info:
Mine Thauk Village
Inle Lake, Myanmar
phone: +9581209866
Room amenities: Mini-bar, Satellite TV IDD phone Safety box Coffee/tea facilities

Facility amenities: Outdoor Swimming Pool Spa & Beauty Parlor Boutique Shop Banquet Room Free Wi-Fi at Lobby Reception Area

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Six: Monday, January 28 - Inle Lake Exploration
Note: Must be flexible and sturdy enough to get in and out of small wooden boats. Must be able to walk across planks with minium help.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Participate in a presentation on the positive impact of tourism for the Burmese people and their economy. Then continue to explore the morning market, held at different locations each day. Continue to In Dien, a hillside village dotted with thousands of small stupas built in the 15th century. Finish the morning with a boat ride along the canals of Nam Hu to view the local architecture of the houses and bridges.

Lunch: Lunch at a centennial family house. By tradition, the historic house is preserved by the oldest daugher for future generations.

Afternoon: This afternoon, visit the village of Paw Khone where very difficult but beautiful woven work is done using lotus flower stems. Stroll through the village and learn about daily life in Inle lake.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Aureum Resort & SPA INLE

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Situated at the base of Mandalay hill, the Mandalay Hill Resort is within walking distance of the major temples and the royal palace.

Contact info:
No. (9), Kwin (416.B)
10th Street At the foot of Mandalay Hill
Mandalay, Myanmar
phone: + 95 2 35638
web: www.mandalayhillresorthotel.com

Room amenities: 206 rooms with individual air-conditioning, mini-bar, safety-deposit box, 24-hour satellite television, hair dryer, IDD telephone lines. Rooms either overlook the Mandalay Palace or the sacred ground of Mandalay Hill. Nonsmoking rooms are available.

Facility amenities: Foreign currency exchange, bicycle rental, business center with broadband Internet access, laundry service, swimming pool and fitness center, massage service, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, delicatessen, pastry shop, doctor on call, restaurant,bars.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Tuesday, January 29 - Inle Lake / Fly to Mandalay
Note: Must be able to be ok with uneven stairs and walks of at least 1.5 to 2 miles.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Leisurely morning to relax before departing for Heho for flight to Mandalay.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Transfer to Heho for flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival explore the area around the old royal capital of Amarapura. Walk over U Bien's Bridge, the world’s longest teak bridge, constructed with over 1000 teak posts and is over one kilometer long. Visit Maha Ganayon Kyaung, home to over 1000 monks to learn about their unique way of life. Meet local weavers famed for their Longi's (the traditional skirt type garment worn by Burmese men). Explore Shwenandaw Kyaung, a superb example of a traditional monastery. End the afternoon at Kuthodaw Paya, known as the world's largest book and featuring more than 700 engraved stone slabs.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant in town.

Lodging: Mandalay Hill Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Situated at the base of Mandalay hill, the Mandalay Hill Resort is within walking distance of the major temples and the royal palace.

Contact info:
No. (9), Kwin (416.B)
10th Street At the foot of Mandalay Hill
Mandalay, Myanmar
phone: + 95 2 35638
web: www.mandalayhillresorthotel.com

Room amenities: 206 rooms with individual air-conditioning, mini-bar, safety-deposit box, 24-hour satellite television, hair dryer, IDD telephone lines. Rooms either overlook the Mandalay Palace or the sacred ground of Mandalay Hill. Nonsmoking rooms are available.

Facility amenities: Foreign currency exchange, bicycle rental, business center with broadband Internet access, laundry service, swimming pool and fitness center, massage service, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, delicatessen, pastry shop, doctor on call, restaurant,bars.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Wednesday, January 30 - Mandalay / Mingun & Sagaing by local private boat
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Participate in a presentation on the chronology of the royal capitals of Amarapure, Inwa and Mandalay. Then travel on a restored rice barge up the Irrawaddy River to Mingun. Located across the river from Mandalay this ancient site is home to what would have been the world's largest pagoda had King Bodawpaya not met an early demise. Discover the Mingun bell and the Hsinbyume paya.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore on your own.

Dinner: Dinner on your own to explore the local fare.

Lodging: Mandalay Hill Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Situated at the base of Mandalay hill, the Mandalay Hill Resort is within walking distance of the major temples and the royal palace.

Contact info:
No. (9), Kwin (416.B)
10th Street At the foot of Mandalay Hill
Mandalay, Myanmar
phone: + 95 2 35638
web: www.mandalayhillresorthotel.com

Room amenities: 206 rooms with individual air-conditioning, mini-bar, safety-deposit box, 24-hour satellite television, hair dryer, IDD telephone lines. Rooms either overlook the Mandalay Palace or the sacred ground of Mandalay Hill. Nonsmoking rooms are available.

Facility amenities: Foreign currency exchange, bicycle rental, business center with broadband Internet access, laundry service, swimming pool and fitness center, massage service, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, delicatessen, pastry shop, doctor on call, restaurant,bars.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Thursday, January 31 - Mandalay / Pyin Oo Lwin
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Spend the day exploring Pyin U Lwin, the former British Hill Station that colonial officers called Maytown, where they came to enjoy the cool climate. Explore the city center, its beautiful architecture and the National Gardens.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Free time in Pyin U Lwin to explore this town on your own.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Mandalay Hill Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The hotel is situated on a small lake on the outskirts of Monywa, near the Chindwin River.

Contact info:
Bogyoke Road, Yone Gyi Quarter, Kantharyar
Yone Gyi Quarter
Monywa Township, Sagaing Division, Myanmar
phone: + 951-227-389
Room amenities: Irons, hair dryer, air-conditioning, refrigerator and safety-deposit box, phone.

Facility amenities: Lounge, outdoor swimming pool, laundry service, restaurant, business center

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Friday, February 01 - Mandalay / Coach to Monywa
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Depart for Monywa. Along the way, visit Thanboddhay Pagoda, a huge Buddhist temple covered with more than 500,000 Buddha images. Stop at Boditahtaung Pagoda which houses the largest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar, at 100m long and 27m high.

Lunch: Lunch en route.

Afternoon: This afternoon continue your exploration of the Burmese countryside with a visit to the Hop Win Daung Caves. With a unique landscape more like the Serengeti than Southeast Asia, the caves date back to the 15th century and are dotted with hundreds of sandstone carved temples.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Win Unity Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel is located on a quiet street in New Bagan, within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Archeological zone is a short drive away. Nyaung Oo airport is a 20 minute drive.

Ship Information: x

Contact info:
2nd Street, New Ni and Cherry Street
New Bagan, Myanmar
phone: +95 1 - 377956
web: x

Room amenities: Satellite TV, IDD Telephone, coffee and tea facilities, mini-bar, in-room safety box, ensuite bathroom with bathtub, hair dryer, bathrobe and slippers

Facility amenities: • Laundry service • Swimming Pool • Internet service • European Breakfast • Restaurant & Bar • Asian & European Menu

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Saturday, February 02 - Monywa / Pakkoku / Bagan
Note: Please note that the total drive to Bagan is about 7 hours with rest and lunch stops.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Visit the old market of Monywa. Monywa is known as a place for trade, so this market is one of the livelier ones in this area. Then resume your journey to Pakokku and have lunch at arrival.

Lunch: Lunch at a restaurant.

Afternoon: After lunch, drive towards Bagan while enjoying the scenery. On arrival at Bagan, check-in to the hotel and take some refreshment.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Areindmar Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel is located on a quiet street in New Bagan, within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Archeological zone is a short drive away. Nyaung Oo airport is a 20 minute drive.

Ship Information: x

Contact info:
2nd Street, New Ni and Cherry Street
New Bagan, Myanmar
phone: +95 1 - 377956
web: x

Room amenities: Satellite TV, IDD Telephone, coffee and tea facilities, mini-bar, in-room safety box, ensuite bathroom with bathtub, hair dryer, bathrobe and slippers

Facility amenities: • Laundry service • Swimming Pool • Internet service • European Breakfast • Restaurant & Bar • Asian & European Menu

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Sunday, February 03 - Bagan: Early Period
Note: Please note if you really want to experience the temples, then you will need to be able to walk bare feet for at least 2 miles in and around the temples.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Attend a presentation about Architectural Evolution of Bagan: Early, Transition, Middle and Late periods- led by the Study Leader. Then begin exploring the the temples that represent the early Bagan period. We will begin the exploration by visiting the Temple of Gubyaukgyi, which was built in 1113 by Kyanzittha's son Rajakumar, on his father's death. This temple isof particular interest because of the well-preserved paintings inside, which are thought to date from the original construction of the temple and to be the oldest remaining in Bagan. The temple is typical of the Mon style in that the interior is dimly lit by perforated rather than open windows. Also, visit Manuha Paya, known as the Mon King Temple, which is said to represent his view of being imprisoned. Then lastly, visit Nan Paya. Nan Paya is an early period Sandstone temple which reflects unique carvings from the early Bagan period.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: This afternoon continue with your discovery of the temples of the Early Period. In particular, explore the Shwezigon Pagoda. Shwezigon was built as the most important reliquary shrine in Bagan, a centre of prayer and reflection for the new Theravada faith King Anawarahta had established in Bagan. End your Bagan discovery on a horse cart ride back to the hotel as the sun sets over the vista of temples.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Areindmar Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel is located on a quiet street in New Bagan, within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Archeological zone is a short drive away. Nyaung Oo airport is a 20 minute drive.

Ship Information: x

Contact info:
2nd Street, New Ni and Cherry Street
New Bagan, Myanmar
phone: +95 1 - 377956
web: x

Room amenities: Satellite TV, IDD Telephone, coffee and tea facilities, mini-bar, in-room safety box, ensuite bathroom with bathtub, hair dryer, bathrobe and slippers

Facility amenities: • Laundry service • Swimming Pool • Internet service • European Breakfast • Restaurant & Bar • Asian & European Menu

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Monday, February 04 - Bagan: Transition and the Middle Period
Note: Please note if you really want to experience the temples, then you will need to be able to walk bare feet for at least 1 1/2 miles in and around the temples.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Begin the morning by attending a presentation on temples of the Transition and the Middle Period led by a local expert. Then head to the Shwe San Saw Pagoda. Here climb to the top to get a view of the Bagan complex and see how the architecture evolved in height and style during this period. Continue with a visit to Ananda Temple and Ananda Ok Kyaung, another examples of middle period architecture.

Lunch: Lunch at a restaurant in town.

Afternoon: This afternoon learn about Lacquerware and the work involved in creating masterpieces. Meet the owner of a 4th generation lacquerware factory, who shows us the difference between the various quality levels and the complete process involved in making lacquerware. End your discovery of Bagan appropriately at the end of the day. Start by visiting one of the local villages for a late afternoon stoll to learn about village life. Then continue to explore the ruins of the late period temple and learn about the fall and collapse of the Bagan Dynasty.

Dinner: Dinner on own.

Lodging: Areindmar Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel is located on a quiet street in New Bagan, within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Archeological zone is a short drive away. Nyaung Oo airport is a 20 minute drive.

Ship Information: x

Contact info:
2nd Street, New Ni and Cherry Street
New Bagan, Myanmar
phone: +95 1 - 377956
web: x

Room amenities: Satellite TV, IDD Telephone, coffee and tea facilities, mini-bar, in-room safety box, ensuite bathroom with bathtub, hair dryer, bathrobe and slippers

Facility amenities: • Laundry service • Swimming Pool • Internet service • European Breakfast • Restaurant & Bar • Asian & European Menu

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Tuesday, February 05 - Bagan: Life in Monasteries and Schools
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Begin the morning by visiting the Ngat Pyit Taung Monastery. Explore the temple's caves to learn about local traditions and beliefs. Afterwards, visit the Monastic Primary School where you can meet and interact with the school's children.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Head to the riverside near Nyaung U Village where you will board a private local boats for a slow cruise down the Irrawaddy River. As you cruise the on the river, observe the lifestyle of the fishermen and riverside villages.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Lodging: Areindmar Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Spread out generously on ten acres of naturally cultured land, Myanmar Life Hotel is a convenient 5 minute drive away from the Yangon International Airport.

Contact info:
41, Radio Station Road
Mingaladon, Yangon Myanmar
phone: +951664135664483
web: http://myanmarlifehotel.com/

Facility amenities: The hotel features a pool, a sunbathing deck, vast gardens and a quaint outdoor parlor on property.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after:
Since the last night in Yangon is a forced overnight, Road Scholar will not be offering post night services for this program. We recommed that you search the internet in order to get the best value on hotels that you can stay at after the program ends.


Day Fifteen: Wednesday, February 06 - Fly to Yangon / Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and check in.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Free time this afternoon to explore Yangon.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Myanmar Life Hotel or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Sixteen: Thursday, February 07 - Departure from Yangon
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Bagan
Archaeological MuseumBuilt in 1996, the museum features many fine pieces from Bagan (reclining Buddhas, original images, inscripted stones and murals and an unexpected modern art rendering of the temples). This collection provides an alternative perspective of Bagan. The museum is located within walking distance from the hotel. Open daily 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission $3 U.S. (museum times and price subject to change)
Mandalay
Mandalay Cultural MuseumIt features a collection of Mandalay regalia, royally commissioned art and palm leaf manuscripts, coins, and Bagan period Buddhas. Open daily 9:30 a.m. –4 p.m. Admission included with your Mandalay pass.
Mandalay Palace and FortThe overwhelming center piece of Mandalay, the palace fort compound is surrounded by an immense wall that is nearly two miles long and 26 feet high, guarded by a moat 76 yards wide. Visitors enter from the east gate only. This is a nice place for a stroll, the palace is not original (rebuilt in the 1990s) and houses many military offices. Open daily 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission included with your Mandalay pass.
Optional Road Scholar Mandalay Insider programFor those interested in a structured afternoon, join us to learn about needlework, embroidery work and design. Visit the studio of Sein Myint, a nationally renowned artist, to see the artistic creations he designs and how his skilled staff turns the designs into masterpieces. Explore his private collection of antique embroidery. Continue on to visit Mahamyni (Buddha with a great face). This statue has been doubled in size with gilding added by pilgrims. End the afternoon by going to the top of Mandalay hill to enjoy the sunset. Transportation is included at no additional cost.
Yangon
Bogyoke Aung San MuseumLocated in Bahan Township, the quiet and secluded museum is the former home of General Aung San and his wife, Daw Kin Kyi. It contains remnants of another era. The house itself dates back to the 1920s and the rooms, stairways, railing and furniture are fairly intact. There are some old family photos that also include daughter Suu Kyi as a child. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission $3 U.S.
National MuseumThe National Museum of Burma is located on Pyay Road in a splendid five-story, purpose-built construction set in landscaped grounds. The museum offers an interesting sample of Burmese archaeological items, as well as a nice exhibit of Burmese musical instruments. Open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission: $5 U.S.
Yangon Circular TrainThe train’s circular route takes approximately 2 1/2 hours to complete, nonstop. View from the windows or choose to get off at one of the stops to explore. The train connects the residential neighborhoods to the more rural paddy fields and provides insights to daily life that few foreign visitors see. A train ticket costs approximately $1 U.S. round trip. A map is available for 50 kyat. Board at the nearest railway station stop.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Included
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13 nights of accommodations
35 meals: 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips
3 Flights during the program

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