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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.
Start of Program
Jan 11, 2014
On Day 3, in the late afternoon at the program orientation in Yangon, Burma.
You will be staying at the Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon that night.
Location: Yangon
Transportation to site: The program hotel is a 30 to 40 minutes drive from Yangon International Airport. Given this distance and the nature of Yangon traffic, we recommend that guests arrange for a car transfer to the hotel. You can find some local taxis at the airport which can take you to the hotel. Please note that the taxi rates will vary, depending on the season and the tourist market. Private arrival and departure transfers -at an additional cost- may be arranged in advance by calling Road Scholar Travel Services.

End of Program
Jan 24, 2014
After breakfast on Day 16 in Yangon, Burma.
You will be staying at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel the night before.
Location: Yangon
Transportation to site: There is one desginated group transfer offered at the end of the program that Program only participants can take. If this does not coincide with your flight, it is best for you to prebook a transfer with RSTS. Cost is approximately $25 per person (subject to change).
Additional transportation information same as above.
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 in time: 3:00 PM

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 out time: 11:00 AM

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


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