Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) is offering a 16-day adventure in Burma: the Land of Golden Temples and Floating Gardens itinerary that will operate from January-May and August-December.
OAT's 16-day Burma: Land of Golden Temples and Floating Gardens explores Rangoon, Bagan, Mandalay, Kalaw, and Inle Lake in small groups of 10-16 travelers. The adventure begins at $2995 (or $200 per day) and includes all accommodations (two nights in Bangkok, Thailand; two in Rangoon, two in Bagan, three in Mandalay, two in Kalaw, and three nights near Inle Lake); 31 Meals; 17 small group activities; services of a resident OAT Trip Leader (guide); all land transportation and six internal flights; a 5 percent Frequent Traveler credit towards the next OAT adventure; porterage for one bag per traveler; and more. The single supplement fee is waived on this and all OAT Land adventures in 2012 for savings of $645.
Adventure highlights include visiting Rangoon's gold-glad Shwedagon Paya in Burma; journeying by boat along the mighty Irrawaddy River and on Inle Lake; viewing ancient pagodas on the plains of Bagan; and meeting with members of an indigenous hill tribe.
In addition to the base trip, OAT offers travelers a pre-trip option to Vientiane and Luang Prabang, Laos for six nights for $1395 and a post-trip option, six nights in Phnom Penh & Angkor Wat, Cambodia, for $1295.
OAT can make all air arrangements for travelers, starting at $1200 from San Francisco or Los Angeles. Additionally, OAT now offers its new True Choice program that enables travelers to build their preferred travel itineraries, including choice of airline, routing between one's home city and destination, upgrades to business or premium economy class, and the ability to "break away" before or after one's trip or to combine OAT adventures.
OAT offers several programs that add to the value of its adventures. The Good Buy Discount saves travelers up to 10 percent of their trip cost, depending on date of departure. The Vacation Ambassador program awards travelers up to $100 per traveler referral. For those who wish to travel privately in their own small group of eight or more, OAT offers these private departures for an additional fee of $600 per person.