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BEST OF MYANMAR ON THE ROAD (10D9N)

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BEST OF MYANMAR ON THE ROAD (10D9N)

Best of Myanmar on the road tour gives you the authentic chance to explore this peaceful land perfectly. Travelling on road (by bus, boat, on foot, etc) offers you the closest and truest way to visiting oodles of ancient temples and resplendent monastery, exploring the gravity-defying mass of granite or indulging in dreamy lakes. Yes! All the best of Myanmar is waiting for you!

DAY 1

Arrive in Yangon – city visit

Upon arrival, you'll greet by your guide who will accompany and transfer you to your hotel. (Official check-in time is 14:00PM and early check-in is subjected to room availability) This afternoon, we’ll visit Kandawgyi Park, one of central Yangon’s greenest spots. Here you will see the glittering Karaweik barge, a replica of the royal barge, and the vast lake with views of Shwedagon in the background. Depending on the day of your visit Kandawgyi may be busy with local families who come here on the weekend to relax in the fresh air. 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 & shopping– overnight

After breakfast, 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. 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). Afterwards, 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, High Court, a little india and walk along Strand Road to admire British old colonial buildings. Depending on the time, you will transfer to Aung Mingalar Bus station to take the overnight express bus to Bagan. ( Departure time = 20:00 PM, Arrival time = 05:30 AM). Stay overnight on express bus. Read more

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DAY 3

Arrival Bagan – temples visit

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, our guide will wait at Bagan Shwe Pyi High Way Bus station. Then, you will drive one of the temples to watch the beautiful and memorable sunrise of Bagan. After sunrise, you will transfer to the local restaurant for your breakfast. After that, 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. Read more

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DAY 4

Bagan – boat trip to Mandalay

This morning, you’ll transfer to Nyaung U 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 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) – Mandalay

After morning breakfast, your journey begins with 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) Then, towards a local restaurant in a city center to have lunch. (own account) Then, you will 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. 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. Then, you will drive back to Mandalay and continue to Kywel Sel Kan Bus station. Then, you will take the overnight express bus to Taunggyi. (Depart time = 22:00 PM, Arrival time = 06:30 AM). Stay overnight on express bus. Read more

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DAY 7

Arrival Taunggyi – Inle Lake Visit

You will arrive at Taunggyi bus station and continue to the hotel for check in and relax (Early check in is depending on the room availability). After breakfast at local restaurant, you will drive to visit aunggyi Myoma Market (where will find colorful tirbes, traditional foodstuff, and varieties of fresh vegetable; beautiful flowers) is well known throughout Myanmar. And visit Sulamani Pagoda and panoramic view from hill rock. It is situated on a high plateau surrounded by high mountain. Then, you will we'll take drive to Pindaya. Along the way, you'll pass patchwork of fields and hedges, buffalo carts and group of toiling farmers in black Danu tunics and checked Pa-O headcarves. This morning, we’ll leave drive to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which is an elegant ancient monastery with its oval-shaped windows. 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, 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. Stay overnight at hotel in Inle Lake Read more

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DAY 8

Inle Lake - Indein visit

After breakfast, visit the lake’s morning market. The market rotates its location around the lake’s villages in a 5 day rhythm and is visited by lake inhabitants and surrounding hill tribes who come to sell and trade their wares. (Note: 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 Indein populated by ethnic Padaung (“long neck women”). You’ll walk on a covered alley lined on both sides with a thousand pagodas. Continue on foot by a long covered staircase to discover the magnificent complex of Alaung Sithu in a beautiful scenery of ancient stupas buried in vegetation with a panoramic view of the lake. This afternoon is your leisure at hotel. Overnight on Inle Lake. Read more

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DAY 9

Inle Lake – Heho – fly to Yangon – shopp

After breakfast, drive to the Heho Airport for the flight to Yangon and upon arrival, 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. In the evening, visit “Garden City of East” is to take your pictures at tranquil Kandawgyi Lake and the Karaweik Hall – a royal floating barge. Overnight in Yangon. Read more

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DAY 10

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 3
Location Bagan
Day 5
Location Mandalay
Day 7
Location Inle Lake
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Yangon
Day 3
Location Bagan
Day 5
Location Mandalay
Day 7
Location Inle Lake
Day 9
Location Yangon
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Yangon
Day 3
Location Bagan
Day 5
Location Mandalay
Day 7
Location Inle Lake
Day 9
Location Yangon

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 7 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 – Taunggyi)
  • Private Boat services for Inle Lake & Indein excursion
  • Horse cart & ferry boat at Ava visit
  • Bagan – Mandalay River Cruise services
  • Transportation by vehicle with A/C
  • Waters during tour day
  • Local English speaking guide(s).

Package excludes

  • Visa & Travel insurance
  • Domestic Flight (Heho – Yangon): USD 139/person
  • 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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