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Burma Unveiled: Ancient Kingdoms, Indelible Beauty

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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. 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.
Meals: 35 total, 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Kandawgyi Palace Hotel: Yangon, 2 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Yangon situated in its privileged position on the shores of the tranquil Kandawgyi Lake (Royal Lake) and was originally opened in 1934 as the Rangoon Rowing Club. Retaining the traditions of Myanmar architecture using local golden teak and modern conveniences blend with the beautiful environs of the lake, gardens and original old rainforest make our Hotel the preferred destination in Yangon, Myanmar for both discerning business travelers and tourists alike. Kandawgyi Palace Hotel is situated on the Royal Lake in the centre of Yangon. The hotel extends into the neighbouring extensive gardens and lake walkways of Kandawgyi Park, approximately 5 to 10 minutes walk from the world famous Shwedagon Pagoda, Peoples Park and the striking Royal Barge on the lake, the downtown area of Yangon and the major shopping malls and sightseeing spots are only minutes away.

Contact info:
Kan Yeik Tha Road,
Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township
Yangon, Myanmar
phone: +(95) 1 382-919
web: www.kandawgyipalace-hotel.com/

Room amenities: hair dryer, a mini bar a telephone The rooms are decorated in a traditional style

Facility amenities: Business centre Executive Lounge and services Valet and Butler Swimming pool Boutique and Souvenir Shops Massage and Spa 24 hour reception 24 hour room service 24 security

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

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Villa Inle Resort and Spa: Inle Lake, 2 nights
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Spread over more than 20 acres on the eastern fringe of Inle Lake near the village of Maing Tauk in Nyaung Shwe township. Our boutique hotel features 16 secluded lakeside villas, with 52 by October 2013, and is the ideal choice for those seeking a unique experience, away from mass-market tourism. All villas at Villa Inle Resort & Spa are designed to harmoniously blend in with the natural environment of the Lake. Featuring hand-selected local paintings and antiques, high wooden ceilings, and spacious living areas and bathrooms, they radiate a sensation of luxury and comfort.

Contact info:
Inle Lake
Nyaung Shwe Township, Myanmar
phone: +(95)-1-242-259
web: www.hotelininle.com

Room amenities: - Lake view private bath & shower - Hairdryer - satellite TV with international sport, news and movies channels - LCD 32" flat-screen in every villa - Mini bar and refrigerator - IDD telephone - In-room safe - Bathrobes and slippers - Tea / coffee maker Special: - Individual air conditioning and heater (We promise you a warm sleep in the winter of Inle) There are about 10 steps to climb up to the room, you have to walk from reception to get to your villa.

Facility amenities: - 10 Lake front single villas - 6 Lake side single garden villas - Restaurant (Western & Shan, Myanmar, Inthar cuisine) - Bar - Chemical free vegetable garden - Business center with internet services - Room service (24 hours) - Wi-Fi internet access (very slow during rush hour “7 to 9 in the morning and 5 to 8 in the afternoon) - Laundry service - Library

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

Shwe Pyi Tha Hotel: Mandalay, 3 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hotel Shwe Pyi Thar, located in a place where the culture is interconnected with the beauty of Myanmar, a place where the historic, lake Aung Pin Lae, founded by King Mindon together with the new royal capital of Mandalay. Faining the traditions of Myanmar architecture using local golden teak and modern conveniences blend with the beautiful Shan Mountain View, The Hill View of Mandalay and City View make our Hotel the preferred destination in Mandalay, Myanmar for both Business Travelers and Tourists alike.

Contact info:
N0.B-8, Pyin Oo Lwin Road,
Between 31st & 32nd Street, Chan Aye Thar Zan Township
Mandalay, Myanmar
phone: +(95) 2 74 402 (to 09)
web: www.hotelshwepyithar.com/

Room amenities: •Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access throughout hotel •LCD Flat screen TV •DVD Player •Iron and ironing board (Upon Request) •In-room safe •IDD/STD telephone lines •Individual Air conditioning •Tea and coffee making facilities •Shoes shine service •Myanmar Traditional Slipper

Facility amenities: 24 – Hours front desk, Concierge and luggage storage. 24 – hours business centre ( IDD, Internet, Photo copy, scanning and printing) Free Wi-Fi service Limousine service All are non smoking rooms except 4th floor (smoking room) 24 – hours lift services Spa service ( from 09:00 to 21:00) Nice and cleaned swimming pool ( from 08:00 to 21:00) Fitness Centre and bicycle rental service Doctor on call service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Win Unity Resort: Monywa, 1 nights
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

Bagan Thande Hotel: Bagan, 4 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The hotel is set in a picturesque location on the banks of the Irrawaddy river, inside the walls of Ancient Bagan City. It is within walking distance to temples and the Bagan Archaeological Museum.

Contact info:
No.75 (D) Banyadala Road
Bahan Township
Yangon, Myanmar
phone: +95-61-60025
web: www.hotelbaganthande.com/index.htm

Room amenities: Deluxe, river-view rooms with satellite T.V, mini-bar, air-conditioning, telephone, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Coffee shop, souvenir shop, outdoor swimming pool, pool bar, massage service, bird sanctuary and gardens, laundry service, internet service.

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

Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon: Yangon, 1 nights
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon is a 5-star city resort located by the historic Royal Lake (Kandawgyi Lake) in the heart of Yangon City. This legacy property, with its distinguished colonial style blended with Asian and Eastern revival architecture, is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. A stay at Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon is an experience with “A remarkable heritage”.

Contact info:
40, Natmauk Road,
Tamwe Township
Yangon, Myanmar
phone: +(95) 1 544 500
web: chatrium.com/chatrium_hotel_yangon/about-us/

Room amenities: All rooms are equipped with a range of deluxe amenities, IDD telephone, satellite TV and in-house movies, mini-bar, in-room safe, hair dryer and a personal safety deposit box. All rooms have spacious bathrooms with separate glass shower cubicles. Private balconies are attached to all rooms and 24-hours room service. Additional amenities include: • Welcome drink upon arrival • Daily buffet breakfast at The Emporia • Daily replenishment of bottled drinking water - 2 bottles a day • Daily In-room servicing • Tea/Coffee making facilities in the room • Wi-Fi internet access in room • Complimentary use of Swimming Pool, Gym, Sauna and Jacuzzi

Facility amenities: • Breath-taking view of serene Royal Lake and Magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda from the hotel • 303 guestrooms ranging from 40 to 300 sq.m. including 37 divine suites • Full-range Business Center services including private meeting rooms • Chatrium Club Lounge with dedicated staff and continuous food and beverage service • Kohaku Authentic Japanese Restaurant • Tiger Hill, a signature Chinese fine dining restaurant • The Emporia for all-day dining • Lobby Lounge and Sunset Terrace • The Ritz Executive Lounge and Bar with lavish setting and design • A 435–square meter ballroom with 5 additional function rooms of various sizes • L-Shaped outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool surrounded with palm garden and lash greenery • Fully-equipped modern Fitness Center with Jacuzzis and Sauna rooms • Lilawadee Spa with a full variety of treatments and massages

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

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 11:00 AM

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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


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