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The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence - MICHELLE ROWE

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ANS need a visa to en­ter stan­dard 28-day tourist visa our weeks for pro­cess­ing een Septem­ber-De­cem­ber). on forms and in­for­ma­tion, mbassy in Can­berra. More: org. A num­ber of pri­vate ffer a visa-on-ar­rival ser­vice. ng on­line, tourists will re­ceive proval to be pre­sented at the ort im­mi­gra­tion counter. OM­BIE & Kent has a 10-day our­ney to Myan­mar in nclud­ing deluxe ho­tel tion, three-night Aye­yarwady on the Road to Man­dalay and guided tours of Yan­gon, Man­dalay, Ba­gan and Inle Lake. High­lights in­clude din­ner un­der the stars amid the Ba­gan tem­ples, a pri­vate au­di­ence with Aung San Suu Kyi’s former per­sonal as­sis­tant and a dawn hot-air bal­loon­ing trip; $8690. More: aber­crom­biekent.com.au.

ORI­ENT-EX­PRESS’s 11-night Gorges of the Far North river cruise starts in Yan­gon and trav­els through the gorges to­wards Ba­gan. See Katha by tr­ishaw and visit the mar­ket made fa­mous by Ge­orge Or­well in Burmese Days, take a train to the for­est sta­tion of Naba and lunch in Man­dalay; from $5880 a per­son, twin-share, Novem­ber and De­cem­ber de­par­tures. More: ori­ent-ex­press.com.

AC­TIVE Jour­neys has a 14-day es­corted cy­cle tour start­ing in Yan­gon and trav­el­ling along the Aye­yarwady River plain up to the Shan Plateau. From the heights of Mount Popa, the tour trav­els to Ba­gan. The Myan­mar Ad­ven­ture tour in­cludes a boat ride up the Aye­yarwady; $3725 (bike ren­tal ex­tra). More: ac­tive­jour­neys.com.

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL ho­tel group Ac­cor plans to open three ho­tels in Myan­mar. MGallery in Naypyi­daw and Novo­tel Yan­gon Max will open by the end of the year and Novo­tel Man­dalay Min­galar in 2015. More: ac­cor.com.

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