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Active through the land of the golden pagodas

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Active through the land of the golden pagodas

On this trip you will actively explore the land of golden pagodas. Whether on a bicycle tour in Bagan through the pagoda field, trekking to the mountain villages of Kalaw or an exciting city walk through the winding alleys in Yangon, you are always close to the action.

DAY 1

ARRIVAL YANGON

Mingalabar and welcome to Myanmar! Take the walking tour around the city center areas. Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight in Yangon.

YANGON, 2 NIGHTS
DAY 2

YANGON

Take the circular train and visit the local market. In the afternoon,you will go on board on a local ferry in order to cross the Yangon River to Dhala, a charming low-lying township. Have a drink on the terrace of the local tea shop at the jetty before you go back to the hotel. Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight in Yangon. Read more

YANGON
DAY 3

YANGON - MANDALAY

Visit of the royal city of Mandalay with the Mahamuni pagoda, the Kuthodaw pagoda - frequently dubbed as “The World’s Biggest Book” – and the Shwenandaw monastery . In the afternoon visit a monastery on the Yankin Hill, where you will gain an insight into the monastic life and practice a little English with the monks. Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight in Mandalay. Read more

MANDALAY, 2 NIGHTS
DAY 4

MANDALAY - AMARAPURA

Cross the bridge over the Irrawaddy River in to Sagaing. With 600 ivory colored pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is generally seen as the spiritual hub of Myanmar. Next it’s on to Ava which was the standing capital from the 14th through the 18th centuries. Just before sunset it’s off to Amarapura. Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight in Mandalay. Read more

MANDALAY
DAY 5

MANDALAY - BAGAN (BY BOAT)

This morning you will get up early and go to the Mandalay pier. You will take a public local boat and drive along the Ayeyarwaddy River to Bagan. When you arrive in Bagan, you will be taken directly to your hotel, and if there is still time left, you can already explore Bagan on your own. Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight in Bagan. Read more

BAGAN, 3 NiGHTS
DAY 6

BAGAN

Visit to Ananda temple – one of the most exalted of Bagan’s temples. Then jump on a bike and learn the life style and culture of the people from Bagan. Visit a local tea shop or just let the impressions come to you. Next off along the Irrawady river’s shore. Enjoy a bike tour through Bagan until the sunset. Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight in Bagan. Read more

BAGAN
DAY 7

BAGAN

A varied tour will take you to the rustic village of Minnanthu, one of Bagan’s less visited regions . You will discover temples , There are also a variety of rural villages around Bagan, if you are interested in learning more about their specific way of life. Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight in Bagan. Read more

BAGAN
DAY 8

BAGAN - KALAW

The day begins with an overland trip to Kalaw. On a winding, twisting road that crosses the Shan Mountains, you will collect fascinating pictures of the Burmese rural life. Then you will reach Kalaw. Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight in Kalaw.

KALAW, 2 NIGHTS
DAY 9

KALAW

Green mountains covered by pine and pine forests and a refreshing wind await you in Kalaw over Lake Inle. You are in Shan state , home to numerous ethnic minorities. From the edge of the village of Kalaw, you will walk through pine and pine forests to various small villages in the area. Colorful costumes distinguish the different ethnic groups. Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight in Kalaw. Read more

KALAW
DAY 10

KALAW - INLE (BY TRAIN)

You will head to the train station and take a local train to an adventurous ride through a picturesque scenery to Aung Ban or Shwe Nyaung. From there, take the bus to Nyaung Shwe and at the jetty you will board on a boat and take a boat trip across the freshwater lake. You will pass several villages that are built on stilts over the lake, which are inhabited by the local Intha people. Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight on Inle lake. Read more

INLE LAKE, 3 NIGHTS
DAY 11

INLE LAKE - INDEIN

Early in the morning you will get into a small boat and enjoy the silence of the morning as well as the sunrise. On the way, stop in one of the surrounding villages, where you can watch the hustle and bustle. A 1-hour boat ride down a small canal will take you to the Pa-Oh village of Indein, positioned on the western shores of Inle Lake. The Indein Pagoda complex is undoubtedly one of the most amazing sites around the shore of the lake. Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight on Inle lake. Read more

INLE LAKE
DAY 12

INLE LAKE - SAGAR

Set off this morning for your hotel for Sagar. The main highlight are the 'sunken' stupas of Sagar- 108 stupas from the 16-17th centuries. Continue to the village of Thaya Gone, home to Pa-Oh, Shan and Inthar people and known for its production of local rice wine. Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight on Inle lake. Read more

INLE LAKE
DAY 13

INLE LAKE - HEHO - YANGON

After the breakfast you will go to Heho airport. Flight to Yangon. Visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda and stop at the Kandawgyi park. Catch a view of Karaweik Hall, a reproduction of a royal barge and enjoy a spectacular view of the Golden Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the colors transform on the 100-meter stupai which is literally enclosed in over 40 tons of gold leaf. Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight in Yangon. Read more

YANGON, 1 NIGHT
DAY 14

DEPARTURE YANGON

Unfortunately, it is already time to say goodbye to one of the most impressive and enchanting country in the world. Depending on your flight schedule, you can go on your own at Bogyoke Market, better known under the name of "Scott Market" to stroll through the stalls filled with handicrafts and do your last minute shopping Read more

YANGON

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location YANGON
Hotel RENO HOTEL
Day 3
Location MANDALAY
Day 5
Location BAGAN
Day 8
Location KALAW
Day 10
Location INLE LAKE
Day 13
Location YANGON
Hotel RENO HOTEL

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Bed and breakfast in above mentioned hotels or alternative hotels depending on availability
  • Domestic flights
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
  • Transport in private vehicles with driver on excursion days
  • Local, per town / city changing English-speaking guides (stationary guides)
  • Entry fees for the visits mentioned in the itinerary (except for camera fees)
  • Public boat from Mandalay to Bagan
  • Cycling tour in Bagan
  • Private motorized boat on the Inle Lake
  • Drinking water and refreshing towels on the tour day
  • Round trip in Yangon
  • Ride with the circular train in Yangon
  • Train ride from Kalaw to Shwe Nyaung
  • Drinking water per day and refreshing towels

Package excludes

  • International flight to / from Myanmar
  • Visage fee for Myanmar
  • Optional excursions / activities (shown and calculated separately)
  • Evening transfers to local restaurants if dinner is not included in the confirmed program
  • Beverages during meals (to be paid directly on the spot)
  • Tips Generally (for guides, drivers, restaurants, luggage carriers in the hotel, etc.)
  • High season surcharges (Christmas, New Year, Myanmar New Year)
  • Mandatory dinners on the 24th and 31st of December (extra charge for booking)
  • Travel, luggage and health insurance
  • Expenditure of personal nature (laundry, gifts, etc.)
  • Other services not included in "Included or included in price"

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Rand Morimoto , United States

We LOVED this trip, the communications from Su throughout the planning process and through the details was VERY helpful, the hotels exceeded our expectations, the mix of pagodas along with Cooking Class, Elephants, Electric Bikes, lunch on the boat, etc and all of the guides (particularly Lin Lin in Yangon) made the trip the best ever! We are very pleased, thank you!!! Su was awesome, he helped put together the right mix of activities, great locales, and was extremely responsive to even our last minute questions, was exactly what we needed! Read more

Amanda Herrald, Australia

Was really impressed how nothing was too much trouble. Communication was excellent Rate Su very highly. Extremely helpful and flexible. Any questions or changes were no trouble

Liz Siddons , Canada

I had the most fantastic trip! I saw everything I wanted to see and lots that I didn't know I wanted to see. Everything went smoothly. Hotels and guides and drivers were all great. Travel arrangements all worked well with no delays. Very pleased with all aspects of my trip. Su was great with organising my trip. Always very prompt with replies and planned a trip that suited me perfectly. Read more

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