Dhamma Tour Myanmar, with Jeff Oliver

Below is a message from Vipassana teacher Jeff Oliver, who many of you will know. There are some spaces to join a dhamma tour to Myanmar .. looks like a very nice trip. Please book soon if you intend to join as it all takes a lot of organising. Received information is as follows:

I am pleased to inform you that I will be leading another tour for Turkish friends, this time to Myanmar. The tour is open for anyone to join, the more the merrier. Our tour includes commentary by myself and a Myanmar guide. We are not professionals and are not aligned with any company, it is entirely a private tour, friends traveling with friends.
This is not a 5 star tour, costs have been kept to a minimum without compromising comfort, safety or cleanliness. However, you do travel with us completely at your own risk, we will not be held responsible for any injury or loss to your person or property.
Early mornings will include an optional group yoga and meditation session, guided by myself. Our previous tours in Thailand and Cambodia have been a great success and even called, “The trip of a lifetime!”
Naturally, all tours in Myanmar are of a Buddhist nature. It is inextricably woven into the fabric of their culture and daily life, thats why we are going! I personally was a Buddhist monk in the Burmese tradition for about 8 years and speak the language. I also speak Thai and encourage any Thai friends to join us too.
Please find the basic itinerary below. Don’t worry, there will be lots of time for shopping and doing your own thing too :-))
The cost will be 24,000 Baht inclusive of airfare to and from Bangkok (Myanmar Airways), all meals except last night dinner, all domestic flights and transport in Myanmar, some entry fees and 3-4 star accommodation.
The cost excludes, last night dinner, some entry fees, Myanmar Visa (approx. 1000 baht), donations to monasteries etc, guide and driver tips.  
I know it is short notice but it is best to book before Jan 19th 2011, thanks!
Anyone wishing to join our Myanmar tour may email to me directly;
Jeff Oliver
Six Days and Nights
Myanmar Turkish Friendship Tour
GOOD people in Good places doing GOOD things for GOOD reasons!
February 2011
19 Transfer to airport for Yangon Myanmar / Burma.
     Day 1 in Burma
     Meet at the airport
     Lunch donation at Chanmyay Myaing monastery and talk with Monastery Abbott
     Shwe Oo Mim Monastery talk with monastery Abbott
     Shwe Baw Kyun Monastery
     Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda (Reclining Buddha)
     Hotel Yuzana
     Dinner and dancing show at Karaweik Palace    
20 Day 2 Yangon to ancient city of Bagan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner BLD)
     Check out at 5 am, breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport for Bagan
     Nyaung Oo Market sightseeing
     Lunch at restaurant
     Dinner at restaurant
     Overnight at Kaytumadi Hotel
21 Day 3 Bagan (BLD)
     Breakfast at hotel
     Sightseeing in Bagan
     Dinner and puppet show at Nanda Restaurant
     Overnight at Kaytumadi Hotel
                                                                                                                             22 Day 4 Bagan to Mandalay (BLD)
      Breakfast at the hotel, Check out at 6 am, transfer to airport for Mandalay
      Sightseeing in Mandalay
      Sightseeing in Sagaing Hills covered in monasteries and pagodas
      Amarapura Monastery, about 1,000 monks in residence
      Sunset at U Bein Bridge
      Dinner at restaurant or China town (not included)
      Overnight at Treasure Hotel
23 Day 5 Mandalay (BLD)
      Breakfast at hotel
      To Mingun by boat
      Lunch at restaurant
      Gold leaf factory visit
      Back to hotel and leave for Yangon
      Dinner at restaurant in Yangon
      Overnight at Yuzana Hotel
24 Day 6  Yangon City tour (BL)  
     Pre-dawn visit to the beautiful Shwedagon Pagoda, Breakfast at hotel
     Walking tour in Bahan Township, visiting monks and nuns hospital and girls orphanage, market, suburban life of Myanmar
     Lunch at restaurant
     The famous Bogyoke (Scott) Market
     Bodataung & Yangon Port
     Dinner at China Town (not included)
     Evening visit to Shwedagon Pagoda
     Overnight at Yuzana Hotel
25 Day 7 Yangon – Bangkok
     Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for Bangkok