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15 Day Bangkok & Myanmar Super Value

  Tour Code: 7AS15BM
ESCORTED/ LOCALLY GUIDED IN THAILAND
Visits:
Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Inle Lake, Taunggyi, Mandalay, Bagan, Yangon

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY:

Day 1 • Depart San Francisco for Bangkok
Fly transpacific aboard United Airlines.

THAILAND

Day 2 • Arrive Bangkok

Upon arrival, you are met and escorted to the hotel.
Shangri-La Hotel

Day 3 • Bangkok

This morning, visit the Royal Grand Palace complex, then proceed through the dazzling Wat Phra Kaeo with its revered Emerald Buddha, Golden Chedhi, Pantheon of Kings and the Eight Colored Towers. This evening enjoy a Thai dinner with classical dance show.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Dinner Show

Day 4 • Bangkok

Drive through the countryside to Damnoen Saduak and its Floating Market, where vendors hawk their exotic goods along the canals (klongs) from produce-laden skiffs. Visit Nakhon Pathom, the tallest pagoda in the world. This afternoon, enjoy a delightful lunch at the Rose Garden Country Resort while watching Thai cultural shows: Buddhist ordination procession, northern hill tribe fingernail dance; charming folk dances, Thai boxing and sword fighting, elephants at work and a traditional Thai wedding ceremony.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 • Bangkok/Ayutthaya/Bangkok

Full day tour takes you by coach to see Thailand's ancient capital, Ayutthaya and its temple ruins. Continue on to visit Bang Pa In, the summer palace, before boarding a relaxing cruise down the Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok. Lunch is served during the cruise.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch

MYANMAR

Day 6 • Bangkok to Yangon/Heho/Inle Lake, Myanmar

This morning transfer to the airport for your flights to Yangon and on to Heho. From Heho, drive through rural Myanmar to Inle Lake. Lunch is included en route. On arrival at Inle Lake, transfer by boat to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Inle Princess Resort Hotel
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Hotel

Day 7 • Inle Lake

Today, an excursion on scenic Inle Lake, where the calm waters are dotted with floating gardens and the shores rimmed with high hills and local villages built on stilts. Learn about village life, local methods of fishing and the fishermen's unique ¡°leg-rowing techniques.¡± Lunch at a local restaurant. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Hotel

Day 8 • Inle Lake/Taunggyi/Heho/Mandalay

This morning, cross Inle Lake and continue by motor coach to Taunggyi where you will visit the colorful Central Market, a gem market, the Shan State Museum, Pa-O Cultural Center, and a cheroot factory. Lunch at a local restaurant. Continue by coach to Heho, where you fly on to Mandalay.
Sedona Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Hotel

Day 9 • Mandalay

Mandalay, a city of scenic beauty, was the last capital of Myanmar before the British takeover in 1885. Its Buddhist monasteries are among the most important in the country. Visit Mandalay Fort, the imposing walled palace compound; Kyauktawgyi Pagoda with its colossal marble Buddha; the Maha Muni Pagoda, the city's holiest shrine; Shwenandaw Kyaung Monastery; and the Kuthodaw Pagoda with its 729 small pagodas built in 1857 to house the marble tablets, which, for the first time, recorded the entire Buddhist canon. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Hotel

Day 10 • Mandalay/Bagan

Today's excursion by motor coach takes you to Sagaing and Amarapura. Sagaing, located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, is the center of Buddhist faith in Myanmar where over 5,000 monks reside. Amarapura, called the ¡°City of Immortality,¡± had only a brief period as the capital, from 1783-1823. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Mandalay for your flight to Bagan.
Thiripyitsaya Sakura Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Hotel

Day 11 • Bagan

The 5,000 temples and shrines rising from Myanmar's central plain at Bagan are a spectacular sight. Treasuries of Buddhist art, visit several of Bagan's revered temples including Ananda Pahto, the largest and most well preserved dating from 1105 AD; Shwegugyi; Thatbyinnyu Pahto, the ¡°Omniscient¡± temple; and Nathlaung Kyaung, Bagan's only Hindu temple. Lunch is included. Later, return to your hotel for a relaxing dinner this evening.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Hotel

Day 12 • Bagan/Yangon

This morning, visit Mount Popa, a pilgrim­age site for over 700 years, with its majestic monastery at the summit. From Bagan, transfer to the airport and fly to Yangon, capital of Myanmar, located in the fertile delta country of the south.
Traders Hotel Yangon
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Hotel

Day 13 • Yangon

Today's city sightseeing includes the Shwedagon Pagoda, whose great golden dome encrusted with thousands of gems, rises 326 feet above the heart of Yangon; Botataung Pagoda; Ngadatkyi Paya with its huge seated Buddha appropriately known at the ¡°five-story¡± Buddha; the National Museum and Buddhist Art Museum. Lunch at a local restaurant. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Hotel

Day 14 • Yangon/Bangkok

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangkok. The balance of the day is free to enjoy on your own.
Shangri-La Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast

Day 15 • Depart Bangkok for San Francisco.


CULTURAL HIGHLIGHT:

BANGKOK: 5 Nights Shangri-La Hotel
Royal Grand Palace , Wat Phra Kaeo's Emerald Buddha , Golden Chedhi , Eight Colored Towers,Thai Dinner with Classical Dance Show, Floating Market tour at Damnoen Saduak , Nakhon Pathom, Lunch at Rose Garden Country Resort, Afternoon of Thai Cultural Shows
AYUTTHAYA: Day Tour
Bang Pa In , Ruins at Ayutthaya , Luncheon cruise on Chao Phraya River
INLE LAKE: 2 Nights Inle Princess Resort Hotel
Excursion on Inle Lake
TAUNGGYI: Day Tour

Gem Market , Shan State Museum, Pa-O Cultural Center , Cheroot Factory
MANDALAY: 2 Nights Sedona Hotel
Mandalay Fort , Kyauktawgyi Pagoda , Maha Muni Pagoda, Shwenandaw Kyaung Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda , Sagaing ,Amarapura
BAGAN: 2 Nights Hotel at Tharbar Gate
Ananda Pahto; Shwegugyi; Thatbyin­nyu Pahto; Nathlaung Kyaung; Mount Popa
YANGON: 2 Nights Traders Hotel Yangon
Shwedagon Pagoda , Botataung Pagoda , Ngadatkyi Paya, National Museum, Buddhist Art Museum

ALL INCLUSIVE FEATURES:
Round-trip transpacific air transportation
United Mileage Plus® members earn: frequent flyer credit with the purchase of each air/land tour package
All Thailand & Myanmar air/land transportation
Escorted throughout Myanmar; locally guided in Thailand
13 nights in Five-Star, Deluxe and Superior First Class hotels
12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel, baggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges
Sightseeing, cultural activities and performances as noted
$100,000 Automatic Flight Insurance for transpacific air ticketed by PDTours
USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program

THURSDAY DEPARTURES; THURSDAY ARRIVALS ON UNITED AIRLINES:

Tour Cost (Per Person)†

Departure
Date

Return
Date

LAND ONLY

AIR & LAND
from
San Francisco

AIR & LAND
from
New York

Single
Supp.

2007:

Apr 12

Apr 26

$2,728

$3,468

$3,668

$920

Apr 26

May 10

$2,728

$3,468

$3,668

$920

May 3

May 17

$2,728

$3,468

$3,668

$920

May 17

May 31

$2,728

$3,468

$3,668

$920

Jun 7

Jun 21

$2,728

$3,528

$3,728

$920

Jun 21

Jul 5

$2,728

$3,688

$3,888

$920

Jul 12

Jul 26

$2,728

$3,688

$3,888

$920

Aug 9

Aug 23

$2,728

$3,688

$3,888

$920

Sep 6

Sep 20

$2,738

$3,538

$3,738

$920

Sep 20

Oct 4

$2,738

$3,538

$3,738

$920

Oct 4

Oct 18

$2,788

$3,588

$3,788

$980

Oct 18

Nov 1

$2,788

$3,588

$3,788

$980

Oct 25

Nov 8

$2,788

$3,588

$3,788

$980

Nov 1

Nov 15

$2,788

$3,528

$3,728

$980

Nov 29

Dec 13

$2,788

$3,548

$3,748

$980

Dec 13

Dec 27

$2,788

$3,748

$3,948

$980

2008:

Jan 10

Jan 24

$2,788

$3,548

$3,748

$980

Jan 24

Feb 7

$2,788

$3,548

$3,748

$980

Feb 4

Feb 18

$2,788

$3,528

$3,728

$980

Feb 14

Feb 28

$2,788

$3,528

$3,728

$980

Feb 21

Mar 6

$2,788

$3,528

$3,728

$980

Feb 28

Mar 13

$2,788

$3,528

$3,728

$980

Mar 6

Mar 20

$2,788

$3,528

$3,728

$980

Mar 13

Mar 27

$2,788

$3,528

$3,728

$980

Mar 20

Apr 3

$2,788

$3,528

$3,728

$980

Special Notes:
Other Gateways: For domestic Add-On airfares from interior U.S. cities to San Francisco, refer to Add-On Fare Chart below.
Air taxes and fuel surcharges are additional and subject to change.
Land Only rate does not include transpacific air, or initial arrival and final departure transfers in Asia.
Tour fares are subject to change.


BUSINESS CLASS AIR UPGRADE AVAILABLE

UNITED AIRLINES ADD-ON AIRFARE CHART

ZONE 1: Not Applicable

Honolulu, HI

ZONE 2: No Additional Charges

Los Angeles, CA

Portland, OR

Seattle, WA

 

ZONE 3: Add $40.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Eugene, OR

Las Vegas, NV

Phoenix, AZ

Sacramento, CA

Fresno, CA

Palm Springs, CA

Reno, NV

Spokane, WA

ZONE 4: Add $120.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Albuquerque, NM

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

Houston, TX

San Antonio, TX

Austin, TX

Denver, CO

Salt Lake City, UT

 

ZONE 5: Add $120.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Anchorage, AK

Kansas City, MO

Omaha, NE

 

Detroit, MI

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

  

ZONE 6: Add $180.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Chicago, IL

Columbus, OH

Memphis, TN

St. Louis, MO

Cincinnati, OH

Green Bay, WI

Milwaukee, WI

 

Cleveland, OH

Indianapolis, IN

Nashville, TN

 

ZONE 7: Add $200.00 to San Francisco tour fare

New York, NY

Newark, NJ

  

ZONE 8: Add $220.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Baltimore, MD

Hartford, CT

Pittsburgh, PA

Syracuse, NY

Boston, MA

Manchester, NH

Richmond, VA

Washington, DC

Buffalo, NY

Philadelphia, PA

Rochester, NY

 

ZONE 9: Add $260.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Atlanta, GA

Greensboro, NC

Orlando, FL

West Palm Beach, FL

Charlotte, NC

Jacksonville, FL

Raleigh-Durham, NC

 

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Miami, FL

Tampa, FL

 

If your city is not shown on the lists above, please call us for information.

IMPORTANT NOTE :
The above add-on fares are applicable only when using flights on United Airlines. Valid from April 1, 2007 ¨C March 31, 2008. Fares subject to change.

   


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