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Trip Extensions

Bangkok Hospitality

Duration: 3 days

If you are passing through Bangkok and want more than a transit stop, ask for our three day/two night Bangkok Hospitality Extension. We meet you at the airport and transfer you to an attractive centrally located hotel. This extension also includes yo... read more

Phuket

Duration: 4 days

Phuket is the largest of Thailand's islands. It is incredibly varied with rocky beaches, long broad sandy beaches, forested hills, and clear waters great for snorkeling and relaxing. There is no better way to end a trip!

Angkor Wat 3-Day Odyssey

Duration: 3 days

This excursion focuses on the amazing ruins of Angkor in Siem Reap. Angkor Wat, a spectacular architectural legacy of a period of bizarre regimes, is the most famous and confusing of the ruins in southeast Asia. This makes a perfect extension to any ... read more

Angkor Wat 5-Day Odyssey

Duration: 5 days

This excursion takes you to Siem Reap where you explore the magnificent Angkor sites followed by a ride on the Tonle Sap to see the local fishing villages. Then a short flight to Phnom Penh where you visit interesting museums, including Toul Sleng, a... read more

Balloon Over Bagan

Duration: 1 days

Now visitors to Myanmar can view what Marco Polo described as ‘one of the finest sights in the world’ from the unique and enchanting platform of a hot air balloon basket.The magic of Bagan has inspired visitors to Myanmar for centuries. One of th... read more

River Kwai & Erawan National Park

Duration: 4 days

This extension gives you a mixed variety of history and nature. You begin by exploring along the River Kwai stopping at important historical sites. You then travel to Erawan National Park, a unique and rugged landscape of high elevation plateau and s... read more

Ko Samui

Duration: 4 days

Relax and explore the beautiful island of Ko Samui. A perfect extension to any Asia tour.

Ngapali Beach

Duration: 4 days

Myanmar, in addition to its fantastic culture, also offers beautiful beaches that are great for relaxation and sunbathing. This beach extension takes you to the lovely Sandoway Resort on Ngapali Beach located on the Bay of Bengal. This is an isolated... read more

Day 1: arrive yangon

Nuns in YangonNuns in Yangon

Your guides will meet you at Yangon Airport and transfer you to your privately owned hotel. Enjoy the rhythm of everyday life in Yangon. Your hotel is located on the banks of the tranquil Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake. This mondern hotel built by the Rangoon Rowing Club in 1934, still retains the traditions of Myanmar architecture. The Kandawgyi Lake is a popular hangout for the locals and provides a great place to take a leisure stroll or a morning jog.

Meals
None
Lodging
Kandawgyi Palace Hotel or similar

Day 2: yangon

City of YangonCity of Yangon

Your day begins with a walk among the colonial buildings in the city, Chaukhtatgyi, the colossal reclining Buddha, and Botataung Pagoda, said to enshrine the Buddha's hair relics. In the afternoon you visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, claimed to be the worlds richest golden stupa that is more than 2,500 years old. The golden dome rises roughly 322 feet above its base, and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold along with numerous precious stones, including a 76 carat solid diamond on the top. Return to the hotel for your overnight. Dinner will be on your own.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Kandawgyi Palace Hotel or similar

Day 3: fly to bagan

Explore Bagan by horsecartExplore Bagan by horsecart

In the early morning, fly to Bagan, considered one of the most amazing sights in Asia. Though comparable to sites of worldwide importance such as Jerusalem and Rome, Bagan remains virtually unknown. Merely 2,200 temples remain of the 13,000 that once stood. Some were destroyed by invaders, others by earthquake and decay, but internationally funded restoration is under way and the major temples are in excellent condition. Upon your arrival, transfer to a local hotel where you will have a chance to freshen up before exploring the area. Begin at Gawdawpalin, one of the largest and most imposing monuments in Bagan. See the Anandar Temple, with the best preserved masterpieces of Mon architecture and the nearby brick monastery which is one of the few that was not destroyed; visit Thabyinnyu, the highest monument of universal science; see Natlyaunhkyaung, the only example of a Hindu Vaishanavite left in Bagan where kind Anawratha used to trap the Nat Idols in attempt to change the country from animism into Buddhism; visit Dhammyangyi, the temple of the evil king, unique panoramic views of both the image of Buddha and the Shwesandaw Temple. In the afternoon, visit a traditional lacquer-ware workshop to observe the process of making unique Myanmar bowls and trays. Enjoy the sunset from one of the ruins. 

OPTIONAL EXCURSION (Addtional cost - $50 per person): 
High Tea at a Temple Terrace: For a little quiet heaven among Bagan’s ruins, you'll hop aboard a horse cart and take a detour away from main tourist routes. During the ride on this country road, the only interfering traffic you will find might be herds of cows or goats. After a 45 minute ride, you will reach a secluded temple in the middle of shrub-land. Enter the temple and climb the stairs to an upper terrace where there awaits a private arrangement of afternoon high tea. Enjoy a selection of local sweets and seasonal fruits served in traditional lacquerware while comfortably lazing atop with a grand view of the sunset over the temples. Note: if taking this option, your temple visit for the day will be shortened.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Tharabar Gate Hotel or similar

Day 4: bagan

Balloon over BaganBalloon over Bagan

If you feel up to it, you may enjoy the fantastic sunrise view from the ruins this morning. Breakfast is at the hotel, before departing on a one-hour drive to Salay where you’ll visit the 18th century Yoke Son Monastery to see its beautiful woodcarvings and a unique 13th century lacquerware Buddha Image. Depending on the groups interest when you return to Bagan, visit the Wetkyi Inn Gubyaukgyi Temple to observe original 12th century mural paintings, frescoes and base relief works depicting the entire life of the Buddha and his disciples. Also visit Htilominlo Temple, where you’ll see frecoes representing 28 Buddhas of the future; see the Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of late Myanmar stupas, and finish with a visit to the enchanting Nyaung Oo Market. Proceed to some local villages to observe daily life in central Myanmar, such as the traditional hand loom weaving, and the manual production of edible oils from sesame seeds and ground nuts. 

OPTIONAL EXCURSION (Additional cost - $300-375 per person):
Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Bagan: The morning will start off with an exciting hot-air balloon ride above the Bagan countryside. You will observe one-of-a-kind views when the sun begins to rise over the Irrawaddy River and various stupas in the region. You’re simply not going to find many other opportunities like this on Earth. (Only available from October/November through March.)

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Tharabar Gate Hotel or similar

Day 5: bagan/mandalay

Meet the friendly localsMeet the friendly locals

Breakfast is at the hotel before transfering to the airport for your flight to Mandalay, the last capital of Burmese monarchy, and one of the most impressive market cities in Asia. Mandalay is also the spiritual, cultural and traditional capital, as well as the commercial heart of central Burma. Upon arrival, visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda, which houses the "world's largest book" and the entire Buddhist Canon, recorded on stone tablets in Pali script. Next, visit the Shwe Nan Daw, or “Golden Monastery” to observe the finest Myanmar wooden architecture in Mandalay. After breakfast, depart to Kyawzun Jetty for your boat ride across the Ayeyarwady River to Mingun (approx. one hour). In Burma the river is the highway, especially between Mandalay and Rangoon and this is an excellent opportunity to observe Burmese life along the way. Upon arriving in Mingun visit the Mingun Bell, the world's largest uncracked, functioning bell. Other highlights you’ll see here are the Settawya Pagoda, with a marble foot print of Buddha, and the Shinbume Pagoda built in the 19th century. Return by boat to Mandalay where you may enjoy a sunset from the distinctive Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Mandalay Hill Resort or similar

Day 6: amarapura/ava/sagaing

U Bein Teak Bridge at sunriseU Bein Teak Bridge at sunrise

After breakfast, depart for the ancient capital Amarapura, also known as the "City of Immortality." Along the way, observe traditional handicraft workshops. Visit the Mahagandayon Monastery to learn the lunch process of hundreds of Buddhist monks, and see how they play a major role in the daily life of the people. Proceed to the 14th century capital Ava, and visit its unique monasteries and monuments including the Bargaya Teak Monastery, which is famous for its 267 teak pillars and the remains of the royal palace and fort. After exploring Ava, continue on to Sagaing. Covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, Saiging Hill is widely regarded as the religious center of Myanmar and is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers. Enjoy fantastic sunset views from the 200 year old U Bein Teak Bridge, before returning to Mandalay. Overnight at local hotel in Mandalay.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Mandalay Hill Resort or similar

Day 7: mandalay free day

Pyin Oo Lwin is known for its colonial style buildings and horse carriagesPyin Oo Lwin is known for its colonial style buildings and horse carriages

You'll have the day free to explore as you like. Optionally, take a day trip out to Pyin Oo Lwin or Goteik Viaduct (additional costs.) Pyin Oo Lwin, also known as Maymyo (2 hrs drive one way), is a scenic hilltown located in the Shan Highlands. It was once the summer capital of the Raj in Burma and today, retains much of its colonial "hill station" look similar to the way Darjeeling in India looked back in the 1970's. There is a large Indian population as well as a Chinese population due to its close proximity to China. At 3500' above sea level, the town has an abundance of flowers, strawberries and coffee beans, making this a very pleant place to explore. Here you'll visit the Kandawgyi Gardens, established in 1915 by Alex Rodger containing a rich diverse collection of flora, including many English varieties. There is also a bird area with an impressive collection of exotic species. 

The Goteik Viaduct is a railway trestle spanning 120 feet in Nawnghkio, located between Pyin Oo Lwin and Lashio, about 60 miles northeast of Mandalay. At 335 feet high, it is the highest bridge in Myanmar and at the time of its completion in 1901, it was the largest railway trestle in the world. The rail line was contructed in order for the British Empire to expand their influence in the area.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Mandalay Hill Resort or similar

Day 8: mandalay/onward

Shwedagon PagodaShwedagon Pagoda

Transfer to the airport in time to check-in for your departing flight. Journeys services end.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
None

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$2,500
- $2,800
Group size 2-3: $2800 Group size 4+: $2500 Local flights Yangon/Bagan/Mandalay: $325 (estimated)
Single Supplement:
$750
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Privately on Request

Need to Know

Ask us about adding an overnight boat trip from Bagan to Mandalay.

Duration:
8 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
Western-style hotels
Activity Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Easy walking and vehicle travel
Group Size:
2-12
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Terms & Conditions: 

Myanmar

Included in costs: Meals as noted, each night in double occupancy accommodations, land transfers between components, English speaking guides, park or site entry fees, surface transport, equipment other than personal gear, government tax, airport transfer assistance, in-country ticket reconfirmation and check-in assistance (where permitted), complete pre-departure packet, toll-free pre-departure phone assistance.

Not included in costs: Meals not noted as included, gratuities, beverages (except tea or coffee at meals), international or domestic airfare unless specified, airport departure taxes not included with air tickets, visas, itinerary changes after confirmation, any services not included in itinerary, any costs incurred due to canceled or delayed flights, acts of nature or other happenings beyond our control, or other costs as are more fully described in Journeys Terms & Conditions.

Deposit and payment schedule: 30% of the land cost per person or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date. A second deposit of $800 per person is due four months prior to departure, and final payment for land arrangements is due 90 days prior to departure. Any applicable permit fees required in advance are non-refundable as well. Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted by fax, mail, or via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in our Global Expedition Catalog, on our website, and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Air fares: Journeys can make complete air arrangements applicable to your trip as noted in this itinerary. If you wish to redeem frequent flyer mileage or arrange flights directly with the airline, you may do so on your own at no penalty. If you do, please consult with us on exact arrival and departure dates and times before having your tickets issued to avoid errors.

Insurance: When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee: There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Additional Notes: A surcharge may apply for peak season dates (Water Festival in April, Christmas, New Year, etc.)

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Back from a great trek in Himalayan Burma

Will Weber recently returned from a trip to Myanmar. Here, he shares his experiences. 

Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda

Bagan and Beyond

Myanmar's markets, villages and ancient sites
Shwedagon Pagoda

overview

Travel deep into the countryside. Your guide leads your trip to the ruins of Bagan, tribal villages and historical sites of Mandalay and Yangon. Enjoy top-quality arrangements and a local perspective on life, tradition and hopes for the future.

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overview

Travel deep into the countryside. Your guide leads your trip to the ruins of Bagan, tribal villages and historical sites of Mandalay and Yangon. Enjoy top-quality arrangements and a local perspective on life, tradition and hopes for the future.

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itinerary

  • Day 1: arrive yangon
    Nuns in YangonNuns in Yangon

    Your guides will meet you at Yangon Airport and transfer you to your privately owned hotel. Enjoy the rhythm of everyday life in Yangon. Your hotel is located on the banks of the tranquil Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake. This mondern hotel built by the Rangoon Rowing Club in 1934, still retains the traditions of Myanmar architecture. The Kandawgyi Lake is a popular hangout for the locals and provides a great place to take a leisure stroll or a morning jog.

    Meals
    None
    Lodging
    Kandawgyi Palace Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: yangon
    City of YangonCity of Yangon

    Your day begins with a walk among the colonial buildings in the city, Chaukhtatgyi, the colossal reclining Buddha, and Botataung Pagoda, said to enshrine the Buddha's hair relics. In the afternoon you visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, claimed to be the worlds richest golden stupa that is more than 2,500 years old. The golden dome rises roughly 322 feet above its base, and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold along with numerous precious stones, including a 76 carat solid diamond on the top. Return to the hotel for your overnight. Dinner will be on your own.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Kandawgyi Palace Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: fly to bagan
    Explore Bagan by horsecartExplore Bagan by horsecart

    In the early morning, fly to Bagan, considered one of the most amazing sights in Asia. Though comparable to sites of worldwide importance such as Jerusalem and Rome, Bagan remains virtually unknown. Merely 2,200 temples remain of the 13,000 that once stood. Some were destroyed by invaders, others by earthquake and decay, but internationally funded restoration is under way and the major temples are in excellent condition. Upon your arrival, transfer to a local hotel where you will have a chance to freshen up before exploring the area. Begin at Gawdawpalin, one of the largest and most imposing monuments in Bagan. See the Anandar Temple, with the best preserved masterpieces of Mon architecture and the nearby brick monastery which is one of the few that was not destroyed; visit Thabyinnyu, the highest monument of universal science; see Natlyaunhkyaung, the only example of a Hindu Vaishanavite left in Bagan where kind Anawratha used to trap the Nat Idols in attempt to change the country from animism into Buddhism; visit Dhammyangyi, the temple of the evil king, unique panoramic views of both the image of Buddha and the Shwesandaw Temple. In the afternoon, visit a traditional lacquer-ware workshop to observe the process of making unique Myanmar bowls and trays. Enjoy the sunset from one of the ruins. 

    OPTIONAL EXCURSION (Addtional cost - $50 per person): 
    High Tea at a Temple Terrace: For a little quiet heaven among Bagan’s ruins, you'll hop aboard a horse cart and take a detour away from main tourist routes. During the ride on this country road, the only interfering traffic you will find might be herds of cows or goats. After a 45 minute ride, you will reach a secluded temple in the middle of shrub-land. Enter the temple and climb the stairs to an upper terrace where there awaits a private arrangement of afternoon high tea. Enjoy a selection of local sweets and seasonal fruits served in traditional lacquerware while comfortably lazing atop with a grand view of the sunset over the temples. Note: if taking this option, your temple visit for the day will be shortened.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Tharabar Gate Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: bagan
    Balloon over BaganBalloon over Bagan

    If you feel up to it, you may enjoy the fantastic sunrise view from the ruins this morning. Breakfast is at the hotel, before departing on a one-hour drive to Salay where you’ll visit the 18th century Yoke Son Monastery to see its beautiful woodcarvings and a unique 13th century lacquerware Buddha Image. Depending on the groups interest when you return to Bagan, visit the Wetkyi Inn Gubyaukgyi Temple to observe original 12th century mural paintings, frescoes and base relief works depicting the entire life of the Buddha and his disciples. Also visit Htilominlo Temple, where you’ll see frecoes representing 28 Buddhas of the future; see the Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of late Myanmar stupas, and finish with a visit to the enchanting Nyaung Oo Market. Proceed to some local villages to observe daily life in central Myanmar, such as the traditional hand loom weaving, and the manual production of edible oils from sesame seeds and ground nuts. 

    OPTIONAL EXCURSION (Additional cost - $300-375 per person):
    Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Bagan: The morning will start off with an exciting hot-air balloon ride above the Bagan countryside. You will observe one-of-a-kind views when the sun begins to rise over the Irrawaddy River and various stupas in the region. You’re simply not going to find many other opportunities like this on Earth. (Only available from October/November through March.)

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Tharabar Gate Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: bagan/mandalay
    Meet the friendly localsMeet the friendly locals

    Breakfast is at the hotel before transfering to the airport for your flight to Mandalay, the last capital of Burmese monarchy, and one of the most impressive market cities in Asia. Mandalay is also the spiritual, cultural and traditional capital, as well as the commercial heart of central Burma. Upon arrival, visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda, which houses the "world's largest book" and the entire Buddhist Canon, recorded on stone tablets in Pali script. Next, visit the Shwe Nan Daw, or “Golden Monastery” to observe the finest Myanmar wooden architecture in Mandalay. After breakfast, depart to Kyawzun Jetty for your boat ride across the Ayeyarwady River to Mingun (approx. one hour). In Burma the river is the highway, especially between Mandalay and Rangoon and this is an excellent opportunity to observe Burmese life along the way. Upon arriving in Mingun visit the Mingun Bell, the world's largest uncracked, functioning bell. Other highlights you’ll see here are the Settawya Pagoda, with a marble foot print of Buddha, and the Shinbume Pagoda built in the 19th century. Return by boat to Mandalay where you may enjoy a sunset from the distinctive Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Mandalay Hill Resort or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: amarapura/ava/sagaing
    U Bein Teak Bridge at sunriseU Bein Teak Bridge at sunrise

    After breakfast, depart for the ancient capital Amarapura, also known as the "City of Immortality." Along the way, observe traditional handicraft workshops. Visit the Mahagandayon Monastery to learn the lunch process of hundreds of Buddhist monks, and see how they play a major role in the daily life of the people. Proceed to the 14th century capital Ava, and visit its unique monasteries and monuments including the Bargaya Teak Monastery, which is famous for its 267 teak pillars and the remains of the royal palace and fort. After exploring Ava, continue on to Sagaing. Covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, Saiging Hill is widely regarded as the religious center of Myanmar and is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers. Enjoy fantastic sunset views from the 200 year old U Bein Teak Bridge, before returning to Mandalay. Overnight at local hotel in Mandalay.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Mandalay Hill Resort or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 7: mandalay free day
    Pyin Oo Lwin is known for its colonial style buildings and horse carriagesPyin Oo Lwin is known for its colonial style buildings and horse carriages

    You'll have the day free to explore as you like. Optionally, take a day trip out to Pyin Oo Lwin or Goteik Viaduct (additional costs.) Pyin Oo Lwin, also known as Maymyo (2 hrs drive one way), is a scenic hilltown located in the Shan Highlands. It was once the summer capital of the Raj in Burma and today, retains much of its colonial "hill station" look similar to the way Darjeeling in India looked back in the 1970's. There is a large Indian population as well as a Chinese population due to its close proximity to China. At 3500' above sea level, the town has an abundance of flowers, strawberries and coffee beans, making this a very pleant place to explore. Here you'll visit the Kandawgyi Gardens, established in 1915 by Alex Rodger containing a rich diverse collection of flora, including many English varieties. There is also a bird area with an impressive collection of exotic species. 

    The Goteik Viaduct is a railway trestle spanning 120 feet in Nawnghkio, located between Pyin Oo Lwin and Lashio, about 60 miles northeast of Mandalay. At 335 feet high, it is the highest bridge in Myanmar and at the time of its completion in 1901, it was the largest railway trestle in the world. The rail line was contructed in order for the British Empire to expand their influence in the area.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Mandalay Hill Resort or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 8: mandalay/onward
    Shwedagon PagodaShwedagon Pagoda

    Transfer to the airport in time to check-in for your departing flight. Journeys services end.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    None
    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$2,500
- $2,800
Group size 2-3: $2800 Group size 4+: $2500 Local flights Yangon/Bagan/Mandalay: $325 (estimated)
Single Supplement:
$750
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Privately on Request

Need to Know

Ask us about adding an overnight boat trip from Bagan to Mandalay.

Duration:
8 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
Western-style hotels
Activity Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Easy walking and vehicle travel
Group Size:
2-12
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Terms & Conditions: 

Myanmar

Included in costs: Meals as noted, each night in double occupancy accommodations, land transfers between components, English speaking guides, park or site entry fees, surface transport, equipment other than personal gear, government tax, airport transfer assistance, in-country ticket reconfirmation and check-in assistance (where permitted), complete pre-departure packet, toll-free pre-departure phone assistance.

Not included in costs: Meals not noted as included, gratuities, beverages (except tea or coffee at meals), international or domestic airfare unless specified, airport departure taxes not included with air tickets, visas, itinerary changes after confirmation, any services not included in itinerary, any costs incurred due to canceled or delayed flights, acts of nature or other happenings beyond our control, or other costs as are more fully described in Journeys Terms & Conditions.

Deposit and payment schedule: 30% of the land cost per person or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date. A second deposit of $800 per person is due four months prior to departure, and final payment for land arrangements is due 90 days prior to departure. Any applicable permit fees required in advance are non-refundable as well. Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted by fax, mail, or via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in our Global Expedition Catalog, on our website, and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Air fares: Journeys can make complete air arrangements applicable to your trip as noted in this itinerary. If you wish to redeem frequent flyer mileage or arrange flights directly with the airline, you may do so on your own at no penalty. If you do, please consult with us on exact arrival and departure dates and times before having your tickets issued to avoid errors.

Insurance: When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee: There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Additional Notes: A surcharge may apply for peak season dates (Water Festival in April, Christmas, New Year, etc.)

Trip Extensions

Bangkok Hospitality

Duration: 3 days

If you are passing through Bangkok and want more than a transit stop, ask for our three day/two night Bangkok Hospitality Extension. We meet you at the airport and transfer you to an attractive centrally located hotel. This extension also includes yo... read more

Phuket

Duration: 4 days

Phuket is the largest of Thailand's islands. It is incredibly varied with rocky beaches, long broad sandy beaches, forested hills, and clear waters great for snorkeling and relaxing. There is no better way to end a trip!

Angkor Wat 3-Day Odyssey

Duration: 3 days

This excursion focuses on the amazing ruins of Angkor in Siem Reap. Angkor Wat, a spectacular architectural legacy of a period of bizarre regimes, is the most famous and confusing of the ruins in southeast Asia. This makes a perfect extension to any ... read more

Angkor Wat 5-Day Odyssey

Duration: 5 days

This excursion takes you to Siem Reap where you explore the magnificent Angkor sites followed by a ride on the Tonle Sap to see the local fishing villages. Then a short flight to Phnom Penh where you visit interesting museums, including Toul Sleng, a... read more

Balloon Over Bagan

Duration: 1 days

Now visitors to Myanmar can view what Marco Polo described as ‘one of the finest sights in the world’ from the unique and enchanting platform of a hot air balloon basket.The magic of Bagan has inspired visitors to Myanmar for centuries. One of th... read more

River Kwai & Erawan National Park

Duration: 4 days

This extension gives you a mixed variety of history and nature. You begin by exploring along the River Kwai stopping at important historical sites. You then travel to Erawan National Park, a unique and rugged landscape of high elevation plateau and s... read more

Ko Samui

Duration: 4 days

Relax and explore the beautiful island of Ko Samui. A perfect extension to any Asia tour.

Ngapali Beach

Duration: 4 days

Myanmar, in addition to its fantastic culture, also offers beautiful beaches that are great for relaxation and sunbathing. This beach extension takes you to the lovely Sandoway Resort on Ngapali Beach located on the Bay of Bengal. This is an isolated... read more

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