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Legendary Burma with Alex Veit Tours
30 November - 14 December 2011
Including the Shan, Mon, & Kayin States
30.11, Wed: Tel-Aviv-Bangkok: 22:10 Fly non-stop to Bangkok.
01.12, Thu: Bangkok-Rangoon: Connecting flight to Rangoon (Yangon). Arrival, and transfer to hotel.
Overnight: , First Class hotel (or similar).
02.-03.12, Fri-Sat: Land of the Shan: Flight to Heho, we will explore the Land of the Shan and the Inle Lake district, 850 meters above sea level. Visit the local 5-day rotating market, according to the days they are open in the region. We shall see the village of Ywama and the cultivating of crops on floating islands. We shall also go by boat to the unspoiled southern villages, where the culture and traditional life-style of the ethnic groups of Pao and Inthas and their villages still survives.
2 Overnights: to be announced .
04-05.12, Sun-Mon: Fly to Mandalay: Mandalay was the last capitol of Burma before the British took over. Visit Shwenandaw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery) a fine example of a former teak wood palace. Visit the famous gold leaf makers, where sheets of gold are beaten into gossamer-thin pieces, which devotes use to gild the images and stupas. Drive to Amarapura 11 km from Mandalay, visit the Mahagandayon monastery where 1300 Buddhist monks reside. Continue to U-Bein's Bridge, has stood for two centuries and remains the longest teak wood span in the world.
2 overnights Mandalay: First Class hotel (or similar)
06-07, Tue-Wed: Fly to Bagan ( Pagan). Pagan is the most amazing sight in Burma, if not South-East Asia. Across 40 sq km of country, stand literally thousands of stupas and temples. A ' Garden of Eden' for lovers of archaeologically and history. We will explore and wonder through archaeological zone. Including: A Visit to a very special remote village, there we shall experience and a special event. We shall not disclose the location of this village as we want to keep it untouched by mass tourism.
2 overnights: Resort Garden hotel (or similar).
08.12, Thu: Continue to explore Pagan. Fly back to Rangoon.
Overnight: First Class hotel (or similar).
09-10.12, Fri-Sat: Head south to Mawlamyaing (formely Moulmein), the capital of Mon State. Visit Mahamuni Pagoda and the Mon Cultural Museum. See it collection of old Buddha Images, Mon language manuscripts and many more. Visit Seinton Rein’s monastery at the Mawlamyine Hill lock. Visit the Phar Auk Meditation center. See Burma's larget reclyning Budha and much more.
2 overnights: Basic, but comfortable and clean (or smilar).
11.12, Sun: By ferry we sail up the Thanlwin River. Arrive Kado Kawnyant island. Tour by horse cart: Visit Kawnyant monasteries complex dated from colonial period with unusual Buddha images and much more. Drive to Hpa An. Visit Bayin Nyi Monastery and Cave. Continue to the famous Kaw Gon Cave with it bas relief of Buddha images. Drive to town: Hpa-An : the capital of Kayin (Karen) State.
Overnight: Very good Tourist class (or similar).
12.12, Mon: Return to Yangon by passing along the country side villages and rice paddy field and arrive late afternoon in Yangon. Transfer to hotel. Overnight: First Class (or similar).
13..12 Tue: Rangoon: Sight seeing in the capitol Yangoon. Visit the Moseah Yeshua Synagogue, founded over 100 years ago and the near by cemetery dating back to 1856. End the legendary tour of Burma with a visit to the Shwedagon Paya Kipling called it a 'golden mystery...a beautiful winking wonder'. Shwedagon is the most sacred of all Buddhist sites in the country. Afternoon flight to Bangkok , connecting with flight to Ben Gurion Airport ,arriving early Wednesday morning on 14.12
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Please note: . The order of the daily program might change according to the internal flights. Also you must note that changes might be made to the program, as traveling in South East Asia not the same as traveling at home. The level of service is some what lower than we are used to and a lot of patience is called for.
Prices Per person in double room is all-inclusive:
A group 10-20 pax only : $4240
Single supplement: $510
- All tipping to guides, drivers, restaurants & hotel staff abroad: $65 .
- All visas according to program: Burma $25
- Flight to and from Tel-Aviv- Rangoon-Tel-Aviv .
. - All international and domestic flights as mentioned in the program incl. 20 Kg baggage.
- All airport and security taxes as of: 12 July 2011
- All hotels and standards as mentioned in the program.
- Breakfast and Dinner daily according to number of over nights.
- Air-conditioned coach transportation as per itinerary. - All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Escort Alex Veit אלכס פייט , who will be *escorting the tour, [not guiding] in Hebrew and English.
- Guiding by specially chosen local guides who guide in English. * Please note: Tour is planned to cater both Israeli and English speaking clientele. Tours are guided in English, by specially chosen local guides - Alex does not translate what is said in to Hebrew. How ever Alex will be bilingual, when it comes to his explanations which deal mainly with administrative aspects of the tour.
Please check with your local health authority, what types of vaccinations are required such as:
against malaria, Hepatitis B and A and any other requirements.
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