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TREASURES OF MYANMAR ON THE ROAD (8D7N)

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Jenna Trang Nguyen

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TREASURES OF MYANMAR ON THE ROAD (8D7N)

Enjoy all treasures of Myanmar by visiting the most impressive temples, extraordinary rivers & lakes and exploring the most incredible hills & mountains. All of this landscapes are the mixture of nature, culture, religion and life style to give you the overview impressions of Myanmar.

DAY 1

Arrive in Yangon – City visit

Upon arrival, you'll greet by your guide who will accompany and transfer you to your hotel. (Early check-in subjected to room availability) Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia. On the way, we’ll visit Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda) built for memorial of the 1954-56 sixth Buddhist Synod, is located on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Mayangon Township. And then proceed to Mahapasana Guha: "Great Cave", built close to the Kaba Aye Pagoda. 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. Overnight in Yangon. Read more

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DAY 2

Yangon–city tour–overnight bus to Bagan

After breakfast, 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. Continue to Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market, where you can browse through the wide selection of Myanmar handicrafts and other goods (Note: closed on Mondays and public holidays). We'll visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, one of Myanmar's more beautiful reclining buddhas which is topped by a crown encrusted with diamonds and other precious stones. The feet of the statue carved with traditional symbols and often many locals gathering to pay homage and pray. Around 17:00PM, you will transfer to Aung Mingalar Highway bus station to catch the overnight VIP bus to Bagan. The bus will depart from Yangon at 20:00PM and arrive Bagan at 05:30AM. Overnight on bus. Read more

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DAY 3

Arrival Bagan – Temples visit

Early this morning, you’ll arrive Bagan bus station. Our guide and car will pick up you at Bagan Station and drive to one of the temple for sunrise. Then, breakfast at local restaurant. Start temple sightseeing in Bagan. We’ll first visit to Nyaung Oo Market where villagers gather every day to buy and sell their produce and other goods. Afterwards, we’ll visit 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 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. 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, continue your 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. Read more

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DAY 4

Bagan – boat trip to Mandalay

This morning, you’ll transfer to Bagan jetty for your cruise to Mandalay. This river journey can give you a chance to see the local life of villagers and fisherman who live along the bank of Ayerwaddy River. You can also feel about the scenery of beautiful Ayerwaddy River. We’ll serve lunch on boat. Arrive Mandalay in this evening and you’ll transfer to your hotel for check-in. Stay overnight at hotel in Mandalay. Read more

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DAY 5

Mandalay – city tour – Amarapura

Mandalay is Myanmar's cultural capital. The nature focus of the city is an abrupt hill, rising above a vast moated and walled square. After breakfast, we’ll drive 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, we'll first 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. Read more

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DAY 6

Mandalay – Sagaing – Inwa (Ava) – Mandal

After breakfast, we'll drive 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) 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 includinglocally 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. 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. We’ll drive back to Mandalay and around 17:00PM, you will transfer to Mandalay bus station to catch the overnight VIP bus to Yangon. The bus will depart from Mandalay at 21:30PM and arrive Yangon at 06:00AM. Overnight on express bus. Read more

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DAY 7

Arrival Yangon – Thanlyin – Yangon

Early this morning, you’ll arrive Yangon bus station. Your guide will pick up your at your Bus station and breakfast at local restaurant. Today we’ll visit rural town of Thanlyin and Kyauktan, just across the river from Yangon. Thanlyin is a relaxing place, with shaded streets and a busy market to stroll through, but there is little of the ancient city to be seen. Our first stop is at Kyaik-khauk Pagoda which is a scale-down Shwedagon with stupendous views from its hilltop location. Next, we'll visit Thanlyin's market where you can see local vendors and lives of rural Burmese people. Afterwards, we'll continue our visit to the remains of the Portuguese-build church, which was constructed in 1750. Lunch at a local restaurant. (own account) After lunch, continue our way to southeast of Thanlyin to visit Yele Pagoda which is a sparkling floating temple adrift on a river. Catch one of the local ferry boats to reach the islet. If you wish, you can feed the massive catfish splashing about at the temple complex's edge. After exploring the Yele Pagoda, we'll return back to Yangon and head to your hotel where remainder of the day is your leisure. Overnight in Yangon. Read more

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DAY 8

Yangon Departure

Today is your leisure at hotel before transfer to airport for your departure flight.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 2
Location Bagan
Day 4
Location Mandalay
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Yangon
Day 2
Location Bagan
Day 4
Location Mandalay
Day 6
Location Yangon
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Yangon
Day 2
Location Bagan
Day 4
Location Mandalay
Day 6
Location Yangon

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • - 5 Nights Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability).
  • - All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • - Overnight JJ Express Bus (Yangon – Bagan & Mandalay – Yangon)
  • - Transportation by vehicle with A/C
  • - Waters during tour day
  • - Local English speaking guide(s).

Package excludes

  • - Visa & Travel insurance
  • - Meals as mentioned in the program. L: Lunch, D: Dinner.
  • - Any flight does not mentioned and international tax
  • - Early check-in and late check-out
  • - Hotel/Room upgrade
  • - Festivity surcharge & festivity compulsory service by hotel(s) if any
  • - Detour(s)
  • - Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others
  • - Any service not clearly mentioned in the program

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