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Escorted Tours

Burma's Mystical Highlights including

Ngwe Saung Beach Stay


Route:
  • London
  • Yangon
  • Bagan
  • Mount Popa
  • Mandalay
  • Pwin Oo Lwin
  • Mandalay
  • Inle Lake
  • Yangon
  • Ngwe Saung
  • London

3 NIGHTS from £429pp

Tour Highlights
  • 3-nights relaxation by the beach
  • Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon
  • Watch the sun set over the ancient pagodas in Bagan
  • Sunset cruise along the Ayeyarwady River
  • Botanical Gardens in the Colonial Hill Station of Pyin Oo Lwin
  • Inle Lake and the surrounding floating villages

Extension from £429pp

Tour + Extension from £2278pp

To book call us on 0800 781 4893

Ngwe Saung Beach Stay

Located approximately 5 hours drive from Yangon, Ngwe Saung boasts 15 kilometres of unspoilt silvery sands along the Bay of Bengal.

Relax and recharge in the beautiful surroundings or take a boat trip out to some of the nearby islands where you can enjoy snorkelling and swimming.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Yangon

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Yangon, via Bangkok.

2
Yangon

Upon arrival in Yangon, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, Southeast Asia's most stunning spiritual monument.

  • Dinner
3
Yangon

Today, enjoy a full-day city tour of Yangon, a city of market-lined streets defined by a skyline of high-rises, towering Buddhist pagodas and evocative colonial architecture.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Yangon to Mandalay

Fly to Mandalay where you will be transferred to your hotel. Later, explore the delicately carved interior of Shwe Nandaw Monastery then visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the 'World's Biggest Book' for the hundreds of Buddhist teachings inscribed on its marble slabs. Take in the gilded Buddha statue at Mahamuni Pagoda before returning to your hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Mandalay

Travel to Amarapura to visit the famous U-Bein bridge, the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world, before returning to Mandalay. The rest of your day is at leisure.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Mandalay

Today, visit the town of Pyin Oo Lwin. Founded by the British in 1896, it soon became the summer capital and many colonial buildings still remain. Wander around the beautiful botanical gardens before heading back to Mandalay and retiring to your hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Mandalay to Bagan

Early this morning, depart Mandalay on your cruise bound for Bagan. During your cruise, stop at the village of Latkka set on a bamboo plantation, where you will get an insight into local village life. On arrival in Bagan, you will be met by a local guide and transferred to your hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Bagan

This morning, enjoy far-reaching views from the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River before driving to the largest temple in Bagan and on to Mount Popa to visit a volcanic peak dedicated to the legendary 'Nat' spirits.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Bagan

After breakfast, explore the busy Nyaung Oo Market where locals gather to sell traditional goods. Here, you can buy local Burmese food in preparation for your cooking class. The rest of your afternoon will be at leisure. Enjoy a sunset cruise in the Ayeyarwady River this evening.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Bagan to Inle Lake

Located in the heart of the Shan Plateau, the stunning Inle Lake is home to the indigenous Intha people, renowned for their unique 'leg-rowing' used to steer traditional boats. Fly to Heho and board a boat to your hotel before visiting Paw Khon village to observe the locals weaving silk and creating their handicrafts.
Optional excursion (payable locally): Ballooning over ancient Bagan

  • Breakfast & Lunch
11
Inle Lake

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax or further explore the Indein villages on the mainland with their bamboo and teak stilted houses and pagodas.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
12
Inle Lake to UK

Following breakfast, fly to Yangon for your connecting flight to the UK, via Bangkok.

  • Breakfast
13
Yangon to Ngwe Saung

After breakfast transfer to your hotel in Ngwe Saung, rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

  • Breakfast
14
Ngwe Saung

Relax and unwind on the beautiful sands of Ngwe Saung where your time can be spent as you wish.

  • Breakfast
15
Ngwe Saung

Relax and unwind on the beautiful sands of Ngwe Saung where your time can be spent as you wish.

  • Breakfast
16
Ngwe Saung to the UK

After breakfast transfer from your hotel to Yangon for your return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

UK passport holders are currently required to obtain a visa prior to travel. We work closely with The Travel Visa Company who will be able to arrange the visa on your behalf. Please call them on 01270 250 590 and quote 'Mercury Holidays'. The cost of the visa is approximately £85 and your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you intend to leave Burma. Alternatively, if you wish to apply for your visa online, please visit myanmarvisa.com/evisa. We recommend that you allow one month for an online visa to be processed. This will cost you USD $50. Further visa advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you to check with your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding required passport validity.

Insurance

You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Direct is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
Up to 17 days cover£39£75£129
For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Direct will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your flight is to Yangon International Airport with Singapore Airlines (SQ), departing from London Heathrow Terminal 3. Each passenger is entitled to 30kg of hold luggage and hand luggage of 7kg not exceeding 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm in size. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with a good level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot and includes some hiking, climbing of stairs and getting on and off of coaches and boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is a fully escorted tour, meaning that you will be met on arrival at each destination and will have a regional guide with you during your stay in each place. There will be four separate guides in total (Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake) ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times. For groups of more than 16 passengers you will also be accompanied by a 'throughout' guide for the duration of the tour in addition to each regional guide. Accommodation and transfers are included for the Ngwe Saung extension but there is NO guide so your time will be free.

Currency Information

The local currency in Burma is the Burmese Kyat (pronounced Chat) or MMK. The Kyat is a closed currency and cannot be brought in or out of Burma. We suggest that you take United States Dollars (USD) with you which can either be used directly as currency in most locations or changed into Burmese Kyat at the Yangon Airport. Please note that US dollars used must be notes issued post 2006 in pristine condition. Burma is a cash-only economy and apart from a few exceptions the local cash machines do not accept international cards. Most hotels, restaurants and shops will only accept cash (US Dollars or Kyat) as well. Credit cards and travellers cheques are not accepted as forms of payment. Therefore, it is very important that you budget carefully and ensure you have the right form of currency before you arrive in the country, so please ensure you bring enough cash in US Dollars with you for the duration of your trip.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200 will be sufficient for the durations of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
2018 DATES
Bay of Bengal Resort and Spa
27 Nov 201811 Dec 2018£469£2259£2728SOLD OUT
2019 DATES
12 Feb 201926 Feb 2019£429£2359£2788Book Now
12 Mar 201926 Mar 2019£449£2149£2598Book Now
14 May 201928 May 2019£449£1849£2298Book Now
10 Sep 201924 Sep 2019£449£2099£2548Book Now
15 Oct 201929 Oct 2019£449£2199£2648Book Now
26 Nov 201910 Dec 2019£449£2279£2728Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Kyat

Average Flying time

14 hours

Min/Max temperature

12 °C / 37 °C

Spoken languages

Burmese

What to pack
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat in summer
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger/spare batteries
  • A plug adaptor
  • Binoculars
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Personal toiletries and first aid kit
  • Anti-bacterial hand gel
  • Swimwear
  • Waterproof lightweight jacket
  • Flip flops or sandals (shoes that are easy to remove when going into pagodas)
  • Long, lightweight skirts or trousers and long sleeved tops (you will need to have your legs and arms covered when going into pagodas)
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