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CLASSIC MYANMAR + KALAW EXTENSION

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Hsu Hlaing Phyo

Pegu Travels

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CLASSIC MYANMAR + KALAW EXTENSION

The program includes the main destinations and Kalaw. * classic and historic tours in Mandalay, Bagan, Inle and Yangon, * people/tribes, trekking and nature tours in Kalaw and visits to the elephant camp in Kalaw This program is possible for throughout the year. But for Kalaw trekking trip, rainy season from May to September is quite complicated with rains and muds, preference is less tourists and everything is very green.

DAY 1

MANDALAY ARRIVAL

You will be met at the airport by our representative, who will help you to transfer to your hotel. Mandalay, this city was the last capital of the Konbaung dynasty, until his fall in 1885 in the hands of the British. Even today, Mandalay is the religious and cultural center of the country, offering a true aftertaste of the oldest Asia and more deeply Buddhist beliefs. Depending on your time of arrival, visit highlights in the town include the highly-revered Mahamuni Pagoda, the wood-carved Shwenandaw Monastery and sunset at Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay Read more

2 nights in Mandalay
DAY 2

AMARAPURA - INWA - SAGAING S/S

Breakfast at hotel; visit the ancient royal capital of Amarapura. Here, we will visit the Mahagandayon monastery, which is a school for young monks, and U Bein Bridge, which is more than two-hundred years old and is the longest teakwood bridge in the world. We then continue to Sagaing, which was the capital of the Shan Kingdom in the 14th Century and briefly the capital in the 18th Century, as part of the Konbaung Dynasty. The town is located slightly downriver from Mandalay and has many interested stupas scattered over Sagaing Hill. Later, we will visit another former royal capital, Inwa, which was founded in 1364 and was the royal capital for nearly 400 years. Highlights here include the ‘leaning tower of Ava’, Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, which was built by masonry as opposed to most other monasteries which are built with wood, and the elegant teakwood Bagaya Monastery. Overnight in Mandalay Read more

Overnight in Mandalay
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DAY 3

MANDALAY - BAGAN (BY BOAT or CAR)

Transfer to the Mandalay's Gawein Jetty at 6am for boat cruise down the mighty Irrawaddy River to Bagan, arriving in time for dinner. On the way you will have the chance to relax and take in the slow pace of riverside life, including a local village visit. Lunch on board. Overnight in Bagan Note: 1) Alliance Myanmar cruise is available on their schedule departure and once its cancel; we will use alternative Cruise (without stop over at the village). 2) we will arrange Mandalay – Bagan by private car within May to September. Read more

2 nights in Bagan.
DAY 4

BAGAN S/S

We will enjoy a Bagan Archaeological Tour which takes in famous sites including Damayarzaka Pagoda, Shwegugyi and Thabyinnyu. Other highlights include the mural paintings at Gubyukggyi and Abeyadana Temple, which is famed for its mural paintings about Mahayana Buddhism. In the afternoon we visit a lacquer ware shop to learn about this unique art, which Bagan is famous for, is carried out before enjoying Bagan’s famous sunset from atop one of the temples. Overnight in Bagan Read more

Overnight in Bagan
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DAY 5

NYAUNG U/HEHO (FLIGHT), KALAW S/S

We will go to Kalaw and sightseeing Kalaw, which was a popular British hill station and is today a pleasant town that sits on the western edge of the Shan Plateau. Our sightseeing trip around Kalaw includes a visit to the gold-lacquer-covered Buddha image at Nee Paya. Overnight at Kalaw

2 nights in Kalaw
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DAY 6

KALAW (ELEPHANT CAMP EXCURSION)

In the morning, we will drive 45 minutes to Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp (www.ghvelephant.com) and meet with their trekking team. After light refreshment, walk through along to the river to watch the elephants bathing and you can join in feeding and washing to the elephants with their Mahouts (care takers). After this, explore of the surrounding the Green Hill Valley conservation forest area, with opportunities to see a wide variety of butterflies, birds and orchids. After lunch at the main elephant camp, you are also welcome to join in planting regional trees from the nursery, taking active part in forest recovery efforts. Overnight in Kalaw Read more

Overnight in Kalaw.
DAY 7

KALAW (TREKKING DAY)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Tha Yet Pu village where you will meet the trekking guide and start walking to Kan Par Ni village. Visit the different families of the village and see the oittery and blank smith workshops. Lunch will be served at the monastery of the villages. After lunch proceed to Waa Gyi Myaung village (Located on the highest mountain of the Inle Lake region) through different villages of Taung Yoe, Danu and Pa O ethnic minority. Lunch and dinner will be served. Overnight at Local home or Monastery Read more

1 night in local home
DAY 8

KALAW - INLE LAKE

After having very simple breakfast (prepared by your trekking guide) take the descending foot path to Kyauk Ngek village. Continue walking down hill to Khaung Daing (or) InnDein village (located on the western shore of the Lake) through the forested valley. Upon arrival to Inn Dein we are going to visits floating gardens, Inn Paw Khone village, Ywama floating village, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. Overnight in Nyaung Shwe/Inle Read more

2 nights at Inle lake.
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DAY 9

INDEIN S/S

In the morning, we will pay a visit to the 17th century pagodas at Indein and traverse some of the narrow creeks that make up the denser areas of the lake. Explore Pao villages after two or three hours and then we walk back to the jetty. Overnight in Nyaung Shwe/Inle

Overnight in Nyaungshwe/Inle
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DAY 10

HEHO/YANGON (FLIGHT), YANGON S/S

Transfer to Heho airport to take a flight to Yangon. Once you are refreshed we will take a sightseeing tour of some of Yangon’s highlights, including the Reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi, still a popular place for Buddhist worshippers, and the National Museum, home too many interesting artefacts from Myanmar’s past. We will then visit the bustling Chinatown area in Yangon’s downtown before you have the chance to browse for Myanmar crafts at the Bogyoke Aung San Market. Our day ends with a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most important religious structure in Myanmar and a point of pilgrimage for Buddhists across the globe. Overnight in Yangon Read more

1 night in Yangon
DAY 11

DEPARTURE

Transfer to Yangon airport to take your flight back home.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Mandalay
Day 7
Location villages nearby Kalaw
Hotel Local home or Monastery of the village
Day 8
Location Nyaung Shwe
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Mandalay
Day 3
Location Bagan
Day 7
Location village nearby Kalaw
Hotel Local home or monastery of the village
Day 10
Location Yangon

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Meals as per program (breakfast and lunch on the boat only)
  • Domestic flight tickets (Bagan/ Heho/ Yangon)
  • Mandalay to Bagan by car in Low season and by boat in High season
  • Transfers and sightseeing by private air-con vehicle with drivers, as mentioned in program
  • Private local boat fare for Inle Lake excursion as mentioned in program
  • Entrance fees and zone fees for the visits mentioned
  • 2 Days / 1 night Kalaw trekking with local trekking and meals
  • Visit to Green Hill valley elephant camp
  • English speaking station guide service for all transfers and sightseeing
  • Commercial tax

Package excludes

  • International ticket to/from Yangon
  • Visa arrangements for Myanmar. Through the government website (https://evisa.moip.gov.mm) USD 50 / pax with credit card
  • Meals other than mentioned (B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Visits not mentioned in the program
  • Festival surcharges
  • Hotel early check in and late check out
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips and porters at the hotels
  • Any other service not mentioned the above

More information

  • Single room supplement for Standard hotels: US$ 185 per person for May to Sep 18 (and) US$ 265 per person for Oct 18 to Mar 19
  • Single room supplement for Comfort hotels: US$ 485 per person for May to Sep 18 (and) US$ 735 per person for Oct 18 to Mar 19
  • 1) Supplement cost for other language speaking guides instead of English speaking stationed guides will be offered upon request.
  • 2) National Museum and Bogyoke Market are closed on every Monday and descendant holidays.
  • 3) Offered prices are subject to change depending on hotel availability, increases in domestic airfare fuel surcharge, local supplier contract rates changes especially with hotels and any other circumstances.
  • 4) There will be fuel surcharge during water festival, April and surcharge cost is to be advised upon request.
  • 5) Some hotels have compulsory dinner at Christmas and New Year period and dinner rates are to be advised upon booking confirmation and excluded on the tour cost.

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