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Charming Myanmar

Duration: 13 days

The legendary “Golden Land” is still the Myanmar of today and certainly one of the most exotic countries in the world- a land of astounding beauty and charm that moved Kipling to pen these apt words: “quite unlike any land you will ever know”. Myanmar is a paradise to discover, a destination for discerning travelers to explore and experience the mystical charms of the East in all its diversity.

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1 Yangon Arrival - Sightseeing

Upon arrival, you'll greet by your guide who will accompany and transfer you to your hotel.
This afternoon, we'll take a tour around the city center which is filled various historical and colonial buildings partly by car or partly on foot. We’ll first visit to Sule Pagoda which is a 2200-year-old temple surrounded by government buildings and commercial shop. Then, you'll pass along the way to Mahabandoola Park where Independent Monument exists. Continue your tour by passing City Hall, a little India and a little china.
From Here, end your day at Shwedagon Pagoda which is one of the wonders of the world. It was built 2500 years ago, and enshrined with hair relics of Buddha and a place where to meet devoted Buddhists meditating and praying. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point.

Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Meals: none

2 Yangon - Mandalay

This morning fly north to Mandalay. Mandalay is Myanmar's cultural capital. The nature focus of the city is an abrupt hill, rising above a vast moated and walled square.
On arrival, you will transfer to the hotel for check in and relax. (early check in will be depending on the room availability.). In the afternoon, we'll visit to Mahamuni Pogada, 13ft-high sated Buddha image which is one of Myanmar's most famous. Continue your tour of Mandalay with a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the title ‘World’s Biggest Book’. Continue to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace. This grand teak building is known for its exquisite woodcarving.
Head to the top of Mandalay Hill to enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River.

Overnight in Mandalay.

Meals: breakfast

3 Mandalay- Pyin Oo Lwin

After your breakfast transfer to scenic PyinOoLwin (Maymyo), a former British Hill Station. The road winds steeply through flower, fruit and vegetable gardens. Arriving at PyinOoLwin we visit PweKauk waterfall and enjoy the countryside. You can also go around the village by a horse drawn "stage coach bus" giving you the chance to admire the brick and timber houses, complete with English style gables, turrets and chimneys.
In the afternoon, we'll visit the National Kandawgyi Gardens, which were laid out by Sir Harcourt Butler, the former governor of Burma. Flowerbeds are similar to those you will find in an English country garden! The garden is recently renovated and the name has changed to "Kandawgyi National Botanical Garden".

Stay overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.

Meals: breakfast

4 Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay

In the morning, last stroll on the markets and visit a vineyard on the way back to Mandalay. Arrival in Mandalay and transfer to the hotel. Relax and enjoy your stay at the hotel.

Stay overnight in Mandalay.

Meals: breakfast

5 Mandalay - Mingun - Sagaing sightseeing

Today we'll explore the historic sites around Mandalay. Visiting to iconic attractions include Mingun's gigantic stupa stub, and Sagaing's temple-studded hills.
This morning we'll take a short river journey to visit Mingun Pagoda. Then, continue your visit to the world's largest uncracked bell called Mingun Bell. Across the road, you can visit a Buddish nursing home for family-less elderly folk which is always glad of donations. (donation is own account)
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant. (own account)
Return to dry land by boat and take a drive to Sagaing by crossing a bridge over the Irrawaddy River. Uncountable white-and-gold stupas are highlights of Sagaing. Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious center of Myanmar.  It is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers and you will visit pagodas such as Swan OoPon Nya Shin and U Min ThoneSae. We’ll also visit Sagaing’s local market, a typical Burmese market that few tourists visit. Here you will find a range of items for sale including locally made pottery, silver and other handicrafts. We will also stop at a small pottery village to see the process of making the ubiquitous water pots found throughout Myanmar.

Stay overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Meals: breakfast

6 Mandalay - Amarapura - Ava Sightseeing

After morning breakfast, we’ll first visit to Amarapura, a former capital whose name means ‘City of Immortality’. First visit a silk weaving workshop which produces exquisite handmade products and then visit Mahagandayon monastery, when over one-thousand monks reside.
In the afternoon, you will visit to Ava which is one of the ancient cities and a remarkably rural backwater of empty fields sparsely dotted with widely spaced ruins, monastic buildings and stupas. Explore Ava by plodding horse cart to visit BagayaKyaung (a wonderful teak monastery), MahaAungmyeBonzan monastery (built of stucco-covered brick, royal monastery temple) and Nanmyin (a leaning watchtower of Ava)
After touring this tranquil site, continue to U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest and 200-year-old teak bridge. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams.

Overnight in Mandalay.

Meals: breakfast

7 Mandalay - Bagan River cruise

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the jetty for a boat trip to Bagan. As it sails southwards, the riverboat passes many villages offering a glimpse into the way of life along the Irrawaddy River. You will arrive in Bagan late in the evening.

Stay overnight in Bagan.

Meals: breakfast

8 Bagan 

Bagan, located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries.

On arrival, your journey begins with a visit an elevated temple from where you will have a panoramic view of the magnificent plains of Bagan.
Continue with a visit to the golden Shwezigon Pagoda, first and prototype monument, which was built in Myanmar style in 1087. Then, visit to Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple @ Wetkyi-Inn Village which is well-known for its exquisite jataka mural paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.
This afternoon begins with a visit to a traditional lacquer ware workshop where you can observe the production of one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. Continue to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples.  Built in the early Mon-style, Ananda contains two unique Buddha images whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed.                                            
From here, you will visit to Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan, massive Dhammayangyi Temple, noted for its remarkable brickwork, and Sulamani Temple.
Enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the plains from the upper terrace of one of the temples.

Overnight in Bagan. 

Meals: breakfast

9 Bagan - Kalaw Overland drive

After breakfast at the hotel in the morning, you will drive from Bagan to Kalaw overland (nearly 7 hours), a charming hill station that is a center for hill tribes from the surrounding regions. Enjoy the many scenic landscapes today. In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Kalaw and transfer to the hotel.

Stay overnight in Kalaw.  

Meals: breakfast

10 Kalaw - Sin Taung Village

After morning breakfast, you will visit Kalaw downtown where we visit some of the old colonial buildings to see their original glory. We also visit an Anglican Church, which was one of the many buildings built by the British in 1906. In Kalaw we explore central market often fill with colorful ethnic tribes. On the 5-day market day the market place is alive with activity and the hill tribe people wear their colorful, uniquely woven national costumes decorated with artistically designed jewelry. We have lunch at Kalaw and walk to Kalaw railways station. Here we hop on the train bound for Thazi. We get down at Sintaung (elephant shaped mountain), name after a mountain similar to elephant. Sintaung located at 4425 feet above sea, predominately inhabited by Nepalese community whom were brought by the British as Gurkha soldiers.
Here we visit 100 years old Nepalese temple and old railway station and perhaps climb the hilltop Pagoda for the stunning view of the valley below. We settle in at one of the village house and interaction with the community. In the evening, we enjoy sumptuous Nepalese meal over a cultural show perform by the community.

Overnight at local home in dormitory style.

Meals: breakfast

11 Sin Taung - Hinkha Gone - View point - Kalaw

After morning breakfast, we trek to Hinkha Gone, located at 4767 feet above sea, (2.5 mile, and approx. 1½ hour). Trail goes immediate uphill all the way stays pretty much on the ridge till we get to the village. From here we head towards north and keep out trail on the ridge having right side is protected forests and left side open view to the valley to view point, parched at 4715 feet above sea, (2 mile, approx. one hour). We have lunch stop here and take some time to enjoy the view from the ridge. From here we trek around 20 minutes on the dirt road, then head south through tropical scarf forests to Reservoir, located at 4554 feet above sea, (1.5 mile, approx. one hour), which was originally built by British some 80 years ago, and remain till today the major sources of fresh water supply to the town.
Once we through the scarf forest we get into primary forests protected since British time. Here we enjoy tranquility of the surrounding and listen to the birds call and witness several species of orchid naturally hanging above the tree. We spend some time enjoying the nature and head back to Kalaw. Total walking hour (5-6 hour).

Stay overnight at hotel in Kalaw.

Meals: breakfast

12 Kalaw - Inle Lake

After morning breakfast, you will leave from Kalaw to Nyaung Shwe. Along the way, stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which is an elegant ancient monastery with its oval-shaped windows.
Upon reaching Inle Lake, you will board a private motorboat to head out to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights. Pass villages built on stilts over the lake, observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, famous for the 800 years old Five Buddha statues which are covered in gold leaf.
Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand.
If time permits, there may be time to enjoy a short walk through one of the lakeside villages.

Overnight on Inle Lake. 

Meals: breakfast

13  Heho - yangon - Departure

After morning breakfast, you will transfer to Heho airport and take the flight back to Yangon. On arrival at Yangon, you will connect for your international departure. 

Meals: breakfast

 

TOUR  COST PER PAX IN USD (Valid from 1 Sep to 31 Mar 2018, except peak season, holiday)

Hotel class

2 pax

3-5 pax

6-9 pax

10-15 pax

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Standard Category

1810

1670

1490

1330

420

Superior Category

1995

1870

1680

1525

610

Deluxe Category

2275

2135

1955

1775

860

 

SUGGESTED HOTEL OR SIMILAR

Hotel class

Standard Category

Superior Category

Deluxe Category

Yangon

 Hotel Grand United Ahlone

Taw Win Garden Hotel

Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake

Bagan

Bagan Umbra Hotel Bagan Thande Hotel Aureum Palace Hotel

Mandalay

Mandalay City Hotel Eastern Palace Hotel Mandalay Hill Resort

Pyin Oo Lwin

Kandawgyi Hill Resort

Aureum Pyin Oo Lwin

Aureum Pyin Oo Lwin

Kalaw

Pine Hill Resort Amara Mountain Resort Amara Mountain Resort

Inle Lake

Golden Island Cottage Amata Garden Resort Aureum Inle Resort

 

INCLUSION

 

EXCLUSION

  • 12 Nights accommodation with sharing Twin/Double basic
  • All the transfers and excursion with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers
  • Domestic flight (Yangon – Mandalay & Heho – Yangon)
  • English Speaking Guide (different guide in each place)
  • Bagan to Kalaw private car transportation
  • Mandalay to Bagan River Cruise
  • Local ferry boat for Ava visit
  • Private motorized boat for Inle excursion, and Mingun visit
  • Horse cart in Ava visit, Pyin Oo Lwin excursion and Bagan sunset
  • 2 Days – 1 Night (Kalaw – Sing Taung – View Point - Kalaw)
  • Entrance fees for visiting places in the program
  • Water and refreshing towel in touring days
  • Services mentioned in the program
 
 
 
  • International flight in/out
  • Mandalay to Bagan River Cruise include lunch
  • Porter charges at airports and jetties
  • Meals mentioned in the program (L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Supplement cost for Christmas and New Year Eve Dinners 
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and Insurance fees
  • Any other items and services not mentioned in the program
 

 

 

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