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Myanmar Family Tour

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USD 1,535

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  • 1
  • 14 Days

Hsu Hlaing Phyo

Pegu Travels

Pegu Travels has a staff of over thirty enthusiastic and experienced professionals based in Yangon

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Myanmar Family Tour

The program includes the main destinations, * classic and historic tours in Mandalay, Bagan and Yangon, * people/tribes and nature tours in Inle lake. It is good to travel throughout the year, the best time for travel in Myanmar is from October to April. As May to September is rainy seasons in Myanmar, normally we have rains in Yangon more, the places like Mandalay and Bagan have less rains as they are dry zone.

YANGON ARRIVAL + SIGHTSEEING

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Once you are refreshed we will visit to the National Museum, home to many interesting artifacts from Myanmar’s past before exploring Yangon’s bustling downtown area, which is said to have the highest collection of colonial-era buildings in Southeast Asia. Of particular interest is the wide Pansodan Street, which houses numerous beautiful buildings as well as street side bookstalls. Then we visit to Bogyoke Aung San market, where you have the chance to browse for Myanmar crafts. Our tour will finish with a visit to the remarkable Shwedagon Pagoda, which towers over the city and is the most highly-revered religious structure in the country. It is a sight that no visitor to Myanmar should miss. And you will have a chance to enjoy the sunset experience at iconic Shwedagon Pagoda. (National Museum and Bogyoke Market was closed on every Monday and descendant holidays) Read more

Overnight in Yangon

YANGON - MAWLAMYINE(CAR), MAWLAMYINE S/S

After breakfast, we will drive to Mawlamyine around 7 hours, the tropical capital of Mon state and one-time administrative centre of British Burma. This quiet city has many colonial buildings lining its streets and a magnificent pagoda with views of the surrounding area – it was a short visit here that inspired Rudyard Kipling to write his famous poem. Along the way we will visit the Kawgoon Caves, which are famous for their numerous Buddha images around the caves’ interior. Meals Provided: Breakfast Read more

Overnight in Mawlamyine

BOAT TRIP TO BILU ISLAND

In the morning, transfer to the jetty for the short boat trip to Bilu Island, which specializes in the making of crafts such as walking sticks, pipes and rubber bands. Returning to Mawlamyine, and we will spend the afternoon exploring the city, including Pa Auk Taw Ya Monastery, one of the largest meditation centres in Myanmar and the 100-year-old wooden monastery at Seindon Minbaya Kyaung. In the evening, enjoy spending sunset views across the Bay of Martaban from Kyaik Than Lan Pagoda. Meals Provided: Breakfast Read more

Overnight in Mawlamyine

VISIT TO KYAIKHTIYO PAGODA (GOLDEN ROCK)

After breakfast, we drive to Mount Kyaiktiyo in the Mon state, site of the famous Golden Rock. We will take a truck from Kimpun station to the top of the mountain. Golden Rock; it is a large boulder, which appears delicately balanced, supposedly by the assistance of a well-placed hair of the Buddha, on the edge of a cliff near the top of a mountain. It is one of the most revered Buddhist shrines in Asia. Meals Provided: Breakfast Read more

Overnight in Kyaikhtiyo

DRIVE BACK TO YANGON AND VISIT TO BAGO

Enjoy the beautiful morning sunrise at Mount Kyaiktiyo before descending the mountain for transport back to base camp and drive back to Yangon. On the way, we will visit Bago which is one of Myanmar’s many ancient capitals; sightseeing includes the massive Shwemawdaw Pagoda, even taller than the Shwedagon pagoda and KanbawzaThardy, the old palace of King Bayint Naung. Meals Provided: Breakfast Read more

Overnight in Yangon

YANGON - HEHO (FLIGHT), INLE LAKE S/S

After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for your flight to Heho, the gateway to Inle Lake. The lake, about an hour’s drive from the airport, is most famous for the famous leg-rowing style of the Inthar fishermen who live on the lake, as well as its floating gardens growing a selection of vegetables. After arriving in Inle Lake, we will take a sightseeing tour of the lake, highlights on the lake tour include Inn Paw Khone village to witness the lotus and silk weaving industries, and then continue our visit to the Phaung Daw Oo pagoda, which is the most highly revered monastery in the Inle Lake area. It houses five ancient images of the Buddha that are completely covered in gold leaf. Meals Provided: Breakfast Read more

Overnight in Inle/NyaungShwe

INDEIN + WINE TASTING AT RED MOUNTAIN

The next morning, we will travel to Indein to observe a 17th century Pagoda complex and visit small communities alongside the edge of the lake. On the way, we will see some of the lake’s famous floating gardens. Then we transfer to Red Mountain Estate Vineyard. One of the local vintners will explain the process of wine making like harvesting, crushing, pounding and fermentation. Finish up your day with sunset wine tasting and drive back to your hotel. Meals Provided: Breakfast Read more

Overnight in Inle/NyaungShwe

HEHO - NYAUNG U (FLIGHT), BAGAN S/S

After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for your flight to Nyaung U, the gateway to the Bagan temples, where we will begin an archaeological tour of this ancient site. Then we will continue the tour which takes in famous sites including Damayarzaka Pagoda, Shwegugyi, Thabyinnyu. Other highlights include Shwesandaw, for its panoramic view of the temples, the mural paintings at Gubyukggyi and Abeyadana Temple, which is famed for its mural paintings about Mahayana Buddhism. In the afternoon, we will visit a traditional lacquer ware shop to see these unique products made before enjoying Bagan’s famous sunset. Meals Provided: Breakfast Read more

Overnight in Bagan

BAGAN - MOUNT POPA - BAGAN

After your breakfast at hotel, we will drive to Mount Popa, which supposedly rose from the ground in a massive earthquake in 442 BC. Mt. Popa is famous as the abode of the Nats (Spirit Gods) and for its panoramic view of the local tropical region. There is a volcanic plug with a temple on top that we can climb up to if we like. On the way to Mt. Popa visit a local toddy palm farmer and see how toddy palm juice and sugar are produced. Meals Provided: Breakfast Read more

Overnight in Bagan

BAGAN-MANDALAY (FLIGHT), AMARAPURA-INWA

After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for your flight to Mandalay, which was the final capital of then-Burma’s Konbaung Dynasty until its decline in 1885 at the hands of the British. Another former capital, Amarapura, is just outside the town’s limits, and we will travel to see the Mahagandayon monastery, which is a school for young monks and to see the thousands of monk line up for alms food. And nearby is the world-famous U Bein Bridge, which is regarded as the longest teak bridge in the world. And we will continue to a former royal capital, Inwa which was founded in 1364 and which lasted nearly 400 years as a royal capital. Highlights include the ' leaning tower of Ava', Maha Aungmye Bonzan, a brick-and-stucco monastery, and the elegant teakwood monastery BagayaKyaung. Meals Provided: Breakfast Read more

Overnight in Mandalay

BOAT TRIP TO MINGUN

The next morning, we will go to Mandalay jetty to take the pleasant boat ride upriver to Mingun, which is the site of what would have been the world’s largest pagoda had King Bodawpaya not died in 1819 during its construction. Suffering poor luck, an earthquake in 1838 reduced it to partial rubble. However, the temple remains a spectacular sight as you approach it from the river. There is also the Mingun Bell, which was moved from the temple, and is said to be the largest hanging bell in the world. Then, we return to Mandalay and visit Mandalay’s sights and explore the incredible choice of pagodas and monasteries in Myanmar’s cultural capital. Highlights in the town include the highly-revered Mahamuni Pagoda, the wood-carved Shwenandaw Monastery and the world’s largest book at Kuthodaw Pagoda. In the evening, enjoy yet another spectacular sunset from the top of Mandalay Hill. Meals Provided: Breakfast Read more

Overnight in Mandalay

SAGAING AND MONYWA S/S

In the morning, we visit the former capital of Sagaing, which has many stupas scattered along the side of the hills named after the town. Then we will continue drive to Monywa, which is situated on the edge of the Chindwin River and is a lively area for trading agricultural produce. Along the way, we will visit the colourful Thanbuddhay Pagoda and the standing Buddha. Meals Provided: Breakfast Read more

Overnight in Monywa

EXPLORE TO CAVE IN MONYWA

In the morning we enjoy a trip along the Chindwin River, a tributary of the mighty Irrawaddy River, visiting Po Win Daung Caves, Shwe Ba Daung and Kyaukka village, which is famed for its lacquer ware. Later, we will drive back to Mandalay. Meals Provided: Breakfast

Overnight in Mandalay

DEPARTURE MANDALAY

Transfer to airport for your departure from Myanmar. Meals Provided: Breakfast

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 2
Location Mawlamyine
Day 4
Location Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)
Day 6
Location Nyaung Shwe
Day 10
Location Mandalay
Day 13
Location Mandalay
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Yangon
Day 2
Location Mawlamyine
Day 4
Location Kyaikhtiyo
Day 5
Location Yangon
Day 8
Location Bagan
Day 10
Location Mandalay
Day 13
Location Mandalay

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • • Boat trip from Mandalay to Mingun
  • • Boat trip from Mawlamyine to Bilu Island
  • • Domestic flight tickets as mentioned in the program
  • • Entrance fees and zone fees for the visits as mentioned
  • • English speaking guide service for all transfers and sightseeing
  • • Kyaikhtiyo truck fees
  • • Passenger service charges for domestic flights
  • • Private local boat for Inle Lake excursion as mentioned in program
  • • Transfers and sightseeing by private air-con vehicle with drivers, as mentioned in program
  • • Wine tasting at Red Mountain vineyard (a cup of wine)

Package excludes

  • • Any other items not mentioned
  • • Compulsory Christmas Eve’ and New Year Eve’ dinner at hotel
  • • Drinks and personal expenses
  • • Festival surcharges
  • • Hotel early check-in and late check-out
  • • International ticket to/from
  • • Meals not mentioned
  • • Tips and porters at the hotels
  • • Visits not mentioned in the program
  • • Visa arrangements for Myanmar. Through the government website (https://evisa.moip.gov.mm) USD 50 / pax with credit card.

More information

  • Single room supplement for Standard hotels: US$ 320 per person for May to Sep 18
  • Single room supplement for Comfort hotels: US$ 645 per person for May to Sep 18
  • 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.

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

S. Wilkinson, United States

Great tour planning, and responsive.

L. Hoshino, Brazil

Everything was well prepared and convenient.

R. Sugden, United Kingdom

Helpful and kind, with a personal touch.

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