Highlights Of Myanmar - 8 Days

Highlights Of Myanmar

Our Myanmar tour is designed to give you the best experience of this country. You will sample its culture and religion. From the chilly Shan Hills to the central plain Mandalay, descend down the splendid colonial charms of Pynoolwin, riding along the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. Crossing through the desert like terrain with rolling hills of the Popa Mountain Range. Cycle amongst the thousands of temples in Bagan. Besides, visitors can find a real taste for their passion for outdoor activities and be enjoying. It is the flawless plan for your Myanmar Tour, a combination of the colorful countryside with glorious ancient Burma – Myanmar capital.

Myanmar Tour
Myanmar Tour

With more than a week time,  Myanmar tour covers with the highlights one must be the dream of when traveling to this unveiling part of the world. It’s the trip that suitable to combine with Thailand or Vietnam and make your travel to Asia filled with unique findings and memorable experiences.

  • Visit all highlights of Yangon including the most sacred and ancient Shwedagon
  • Watching the beautiful sunrise over thousands of temples in the legendary Bagan
  • See the longest Ubein teak wood bridge and the world largest book Kuthodaw in the olden day of Mandalay capital
  • Admire the most surprising way of single leg oaring by local Intha fishermen at Inle

Day 1
ARRIVAL IN YANGON

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. After lhaving your tasty lunch we’ll visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda where people in their traditional costume praying. Continue to a local tea shop for a chance to experience an integral part of Burmese life: drinking tea! Select from an array of snacks and enjoy a coffee or tea as you sit amid businessmen, friends and families who gather at the tea shop to socialize or conduct business.

Next, your guided tour goes to Kandawgyi Park, one of central Yangon’s greenest spots. Continue to Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar.

You will have a chance to enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point.

Overnight in Yangon.

Meal: None

Tour guide: None

Day 2
YANGON – BAGAN

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to the airport for the flight to Bagan (Nyaung Oo). From the 11th to 13th centuries, when Bagan was the capital of Myanmar, the rulers constructed thousands of huge stupas and temples many of which are still standing today on the banks of the Irrawaddy River.

On arrival, your journey begins with a visit to an elevated temple from where you will have a panoramic view of the magnificent plains of Bagan. Continue with a visit to the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda for an introduction into Bagan’s rich history. Then, we visit nearby Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jataka mural paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.

In the afternoon you will begin 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. From here, travel by horse cart for a tour passing 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.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: None

Day 3
BAGAN

OPTION: It’s a great idea for you to start your morning with a hot-air balloon flight over the plains of Bagan. Enjoy the fabulous views as the sun rises over the stupas and Irrawaddy River. (Note: available only from October to March).

After breakfast, visit the colorful Nyaung Oo Market where villagers gather every day to buy and sell their produce and other goods. Continue to Myinkaba village and take a short walking tour to explore the temples of Manuha and Nan Paya.

You can explore more temples in the area, visit more craft shops or return to your hotel for a break to relax from the midday heat.

In the afternoon, you can continue to the rural village of Minnanthu, one of Bagan’s least visited areas. Here you will explore temples such as Payathonzu, Lemyentha and Nandamannya before heading to the riverside pier. Board a local boat for a slow cruise down the Irrawaddy River. As you cruise the waters, observe the lifestyle of the fishermen and riverside villagers as well as enjoying the unique perspective of Bagan’s temples. Back to your hotel.

Overnight in Bagan.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: None

Day 4
BAGAN – MANDALAY

In the early morning, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, begin your sightseeing tour of Mandalay with a visit to Mahamuni Pagoda. Mandalay is well known for its skilled craftsmen and as you tour traditional workshops, you will learn more about the city’s cottage industries. Observe the production of wood carvings, kalaga tapestries, and gold-leaf where the techniques remained unchanged from those used centuries ago to craft items for the Royal Court.

In the afternoon, we will 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 as the sun begins to set to enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River.

Overnight in Mandalay.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: None

Day 5
MANDALAY – AMARAPURA – AVA – SAGAING – MANDALAY

OPTION: It’s a good idea for you to wake up early this morning (around 0400) and catch a local taxi to Mahamuni Pagoda. Every morning before dawn, the monks wash the face of the ‘lumpy’ Buddha image with special fragrant water and brush its teeth. The ritual takes around one hour and is a unique insight into Buddhism. Return to your hotel around 0730 for breakfast. After breakfast at the hotel, depart for an excursion around Mandalay to explore the former capitals of Ava, Sagaing and Amarapura.

In Sagaing, you will visit Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thone Sae. Continue to 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. Then we will continue south of the city to Ava, the capital from 14th to 18th centuries, where a short ferry ride will take us across the river to where our horse and carriage are waiting. You will have a chance to visit the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace and Fort. There are many small villages located amid Ava’s ruins and as you travel by horse and cart you’ll get a glimpse of local life in the Burmese countryside.

We’ll stop for lunch in Ava before returning to our car. Return toward the city and stop at 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. After touring this tranquil site, continue to U Bein Bridge for a walk along this 200 year-old teak bridge. The bridge was constructed of 984 teak posts that were once part of the deserted Inwa Palace and it is 1.2 kilometers in length making it the world’s longest teak span. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams. Overnight in Mandalay.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: None

Day 6
MANDALAY – HEHO – INLE LAKE

After having your delicious breakfast, we will transfer to Mandalay Airport for a flight to Heho. From Heho, a scenic one-hour drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which features beautiful carvings and a collection of Buddha images.

We will also stop in Nyaung Shwe for a short walk around town and visit to the colorful market if it is being held that day. Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake, 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, inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf. You will have a chance to 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.

Overnight on Inle Lake.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: None

Day 7
INDEIN – INLE LAKE – HEHO – YANGON

After breakfast, we will visit the lake’s morning market. (Note: the market is daily except on dark moon day and full moon day). From the middle of the lake, continue down a small canal leading to the Pa-oh village of In Dein.

Don’t forget to explore the area on foot, strolling around the village, visiting a local school, and wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area. Alaung Sitthou is filled with picturesque ancient stupas and has magnificent views of the lake below. After today’s tour, drive to the Heho Airport for the flight to Yangon and upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Yangon.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: None

Day 8
DEPARTURE FROM YANGON

You will have your leisure time until transfer to airport for your departure flight or onward to your next destination. End of services.

We hope this tour will give you unforgettable memories in Myanmar. Thank you for choosing your services.

Note:

* Check in time: 02.00pm – Check out time: 12.00pm

* Special offer in Low Season from May 1st – Sept 30th is applied. Please contact us for more details.

* Price is based on minimum 2 people sharing 1 double/ twin room. Single supplement is surcharged when one person occupies one room.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in twin/double sharing with breakfast
  • Private transfer with air-conditioner van
  • Domestic flight Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Heho – Yagon
  • Bottle of water on tour days
  • Regional English speaking guide
  • Horse cart in Bagan and Ava
  • Private boat for sunset in Bagan
  • Private boat for Inle Lake excursions
  • Meals as indicated (without beverage)
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees

Exclusions

  • Optional tours (quote separately)
  • Travel insurance
  • Myanmar visa
  • Beverages and meals not mention in Inclusive column
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses & laundry
  • International flight tickets to/from Yangon
  • International departure airport tax Yangon
  • Early check in & late check-out at all hotel
  • Bank service fees, bank transfer fees for non-cash payments
  • Peak season surcharges by hotels/ Compulsory dinner if there is any
  • VAT

PRICING

CategoriesPrice valid till March, 2019 (per person in US dollar)
2 people3-5 people6-9 peopleSingle Supplement
Superior$1,469$1,398$1,267$408
Deluxe$1,570$1,499$1,368$504
Luxury$1,805$1,735$1,603$720

ACCOMMODATION

CitiesSuperiorDeluxeLuxury
YangonSummit Parkview HotelInya Lake HotelSule  Shangrila Hotel
BaganBagan Thande HotelAye Yar River View ResortAureum Palace Bagan
MandalayBagan KingTriumph HotelMandalay Hill Resort
Inle LakeGolden Island CottageInle ResortAureum Resort & Spa

Price From USD $ 1,267/person
1267
Total $ 1,267 USD

Trip Facts

  • YANGON – KYAIKHTIYO – GOLDEN ROCK - KYAIKHTIYO – BAGO - INLE LAKE - MANDALAY - ...
  • 8 Days - 7 Nights
  • Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner (See the Itinerary)
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