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The Highlights of Myanmar

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The Highlights of Myanmar

You will discover the highlights of Myanmar. On an adventurous train ride with the Yangon railway you will know the big city life outside the center. In Mandalay, you cross the longest teak bridge in the world and you will learn about the local cultivation of green tea in Pindaya.

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

You will cross the Yangon River to Dhala, a charming low-lying township with a ferry. Upon arrival to Dhala, travel by trishaw throughout the town, which includes a visit to the colorful local market, Buddhist temples and rural neighborhoods with plenty of opportunities to interact with the local residents. You will return to Yangon by boat around midday. In the afternoon, you will visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda and Kandawgyi park. Take a look at Karaweik Hall and enjoy the view of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Watch the colors of the 100 meter high stupa embedded in 40 tons of gold leaf. Continue to the downtown night market. Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight in Yangon. Read more

YANGON
DAY 3

YANGON - BAGAN (BY FLIGHT)

Fly to Bagan, one of Asia's greatest architectural sites. Today the former royal town is filled with visual highlights like the Shwezigon Pagoda or the Ananda - and the Gubyaukkyi Temple. Afternoon, cruise along Irrawaddy River with a private wooden river boat to enjoy a fabulous sunset. Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight in Bagan. Read more

BAGAN , 2 NIGHTS
DAY 4

BAGAN

OPTION: HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE OVER BAGAN The morning will start off with an exciting hot-air balloon ride above the Bagan countryside. You will observe one-of-a-kind views when the sun begins to rise over the Irrawaddy River and various stupas in the region. You’re simply not going to find many other opportunities like this on Earth. (Only available from October/November through March). In the morning we go to the vibrant NyaungOo market, where the locals trade with fresh produce and other products. In the afternoon, you will observe some of the tallest temples in Bagan with the horse cart ride. After a ride, an absolute highlight is a sunset when you sit on a temple terrace and the brick red of the pagodas gradually begins to glow. Lunch and dinner on your own account. Overnight in Bagan. Read more

BAGAN
DAY 5

BAGAN - MANDALAY (BY FLIGHT)

Fly to Mandalay this morning. Visit of the royal town of Mandalay. Visit of the Mahamumi Pagoda and some experts in the arts and crafts. Then, you will visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda - referred to as "The World's Greatest Book". Continue with the Shwenandaw Monastery, the golden monastery. Later, we head for Amarapura. They make a stop at a weaver and in the Mahagandayon Monastery, which houses over a thousand young monks. As soon as the sun begins to sink, a short walk will take you to Ubein Bridge. Lunch and dinner on your own account. Overnight in Mandalay. Read more

MANDALAY , 2 NIGHTS
DAY 6

MANDALAY - AVA - SAGAING - MANDALAY

Cross the bridge over the Irrawaddy River to Sagaing. With its 600 pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is generally seen as a spiritual center of Myanmar. The next stop is Ava, the capital from the 14th to the 18th century. Cross the small river by ferry and travel in a traditional horse cart to the wooden Bagaya Monastery renowned for its extraordinarily elaborate woodcarvings. Enjoy an overview of the city from the Nanmyint Watch Tower - also called “the leaning tower of Ava“ while the Sun slowly sinking down. Drive back to Mandalay. Lunch and dinner on your own account. Overnight in Mandalay. Read more

MANDALAY
DAY 7

MANDALAY - PINDAYA (BY FLIGHT)

Fly to Heho. From Heho airport drive to Pindaya. After a short flight, reach Pindaya, a home to the local Danu people and visit the local market. This afternoon, continue to a nearby village to spend time with a local family learning about the growing of tea and the production of tea leaf salad. Continue to their nearby farm where you will walk amid the tea plants, stopping to pick a few ripe leaves if you wish. Then you will return to the house to watch a demonstration of tea leaf salad making. End the day with a visit to the famous Pindaya caves, a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images estimated to have been formed more than 200 million years ago. Driving distance: 2 hours, 59 km. Lunch and dinner on your own account. Overnight in Pindaya. Read more

PINDAYA , 1 NIGHT
DAY 8

PINDAYA - INLE LAKE

In the morning, take a scenic drive to NyaungShwe. At the jetty, you can go on boats and go over Inle Lake. Along the way, you will pass several villages that are built on stilts over the lake while observing the local leg-rowing fishermen and their “floating gardens. Visit the NgaHpeChaung Monastery, which houses a large Shan Buddha collection. Afterward, you continue to the most important plant of the lake, the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, with the 5 sacred Buddha figures adorned with gold leaf. The program will continue if time permits, the Longyi hand weaving in Inpawkhone as well as a Cheroot factory for the typical handmade cigars. Enjoy the sunset on the lake while you return back to your hotel. Distance: 2.5 hours, 90 Km. Lunch and dinner on your own account. Overnight at Inle Lake. Read more

INLE LAKE, 2 NIGHTS
DAY 9

INLE LAKE- INDEIN

Start the day with morning market. A 1-hour boat ride down a small canal will take you to the Pa-Oh village of Indein. The Indein Pagoda complex is one of the most amazing sites around the shore of the lake. Take a stroll around the village before ascending the moss-covered stairway to the top of a hill for mesmerizing views of the placid surroundings. The Indein Pagoda complex is undoubtedly one of the most amazing sites around the shore of the lake. Trek around the near village before your boat ride back to Lake. Lunch and dinner on your own account. Overnight at Inle Lake. Read more

INLE LAKE
DAY 10

INLE LAKE – HEHO – YANGON DEPARTURE

Breakfast will be served at your hotel before driving by a combination of boat and car to the Heho Airport (1-1.5 hour) for a short flight back to Yangon. Unfortunately, it is already time to say goodbye to one of the most impressive and enchanting countries in the world. Transfer to Yangon International Airport, check-in for flight back. Read more

YANGON

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location YANGON
Hotel RENO HOTEL
Day 3
Location BAGAN
Day 5
Location MANDALAY
Day 7
Location PINDAYA
Day 8
Location INLE LAKE
Day 9
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)
  • Cook course in Mandalay
  • Tea experience in Pindaya
  • Lunch in a Nunnery, Sagaing
  • Lunch in a local house
  • Private motorized boat on the Inle Lake
  • Drinking water and refreshing towels on the tour day
  • Round trip in Yangon
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride in Bagan
  • 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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