"A truly exotic destination, Myanmar/Burma is a time warp offering great sightseeing and fabulous shopping."
USD 3500 Twin Share
USD 4634 Single
Discover a country of mythical landscapes, ancient treasures and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. From golden-gilded Buddhas in Yangon and the magical temples of Bagan to the tranquillity of Inle Lake, Burma will excite, impress and intrigue you. Experience the South-East Asia of twenty years ago - full of rarely seen sights and generations of stories just waiting to be told. Come and discover a little bit of Burma magic with us.
14 nights accommodation based on half twin sharing rooms with daily breakfast
All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with driver, English speaking guide service throughout in sightseeing days (Except Ngapali Beach)
Domestic flight tickets for Yangon – Bagan, Mandalay – Heho– Thandwe – Yangon, including taxesBoat fees for Inle, MingunDay boat cruise on Ayeyarwaddy River from Bagan to Mandalay
Entrance fee and Zone feeMeals (Lunch + Dinner) as per itinerary
All government tax and service charges
Experienced gay tour manager
Expect some culture shock. You'll be exposed to signs of poverty and access to services may be sporadic. The food will be quite different from home and English speakers harder to find. Respecting the local culture will make it easier to fit in and really experience the location.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
Day 1 Saturday Yangon
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Meet and greet. Transfer to hotel and check-in. Refresh and rest. Late afternoon city tour followed by welcome drinks and dinner at Karaweik Palace, overlooking to the Royal Lake and Shwedagon Tower. The dinner is served with fine Burmese food and an amazing cultural show(D)
Day 2 Sunday, Yangon
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, drive to Chaukhtathgyi Pagoda. It is the fourth largest colossal reclining Buddha in Myanmar and 67m long. Then Bogyoke Aung San Market(Scott Market) which has many traditional goods and jewellery. Lunch at restaurant. Then sightseeing to “Shwedagon Pagoda” before the sunset and enjoy the beautiful stupa while it changes colours of the shining of gold in different tones according to the radiant of the setting sun. Dinner at the restaurant.
(B, L, D)
Day 3 Monday, Yangon - Bagan (Fly)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Depending on the flight time, transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Bagan. Transfer to hotel and check-in. Afternoon tour to include Nyaung Oo Local Market, Shwezigon Pagoda (the prototype for later Myanmar Stupa), Wetkyi Inn Gubyuaukgyi Temple which is famous for the wall-paintings of 13th century and Htilominlo, one of the biggest Temple. Then Khay Min Ga Temple noted for its panoramic view of the area's numerous temples and Htilominlo, the last Burma style temple built in Bagan, Enjoy the amazing sunset from the second highest pagoda of Bagan, the “Shwe Sandaw Pagoda”. Return to the hotel for dinner.
(B, L, D)
Day 4 Tuesday, Bagan
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, drive to Mt.Popa, an extinct volcano with its shrines dedicated to animist spirits known as “Nats”. For the energetic, there is time to climb up the 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the volcanic plug. Return to Hotel. Dinner.
(B, L, D)
Day 5 Wednesday, Bagan
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Then drive to Mahabodhi Temple, inspired by the Mahabodhi at Bodh Gaya in India, this temple was built during the reign of King Nantaungmya (1211 – 1234). Temples of this nature only appeared during the Late Bagan period and the Mahabodhi is the only one of this style in Bagan. Passing through Tharabar Gateway you arrive into Old Bagan proper. Lunch at restaurant. Continue to Ananda Temple, with four standing Buddha images. Thatbyinnyu Pagoda, famous for its height, Sulamani Temple built in the 12th century and Dhammayangyi Temple (the most massive). Enjoy sunset at Bu Pagoda on the river bank.
(B, L, D)
Day 6 Thursday, Bagan -Mandalay
Early departure from the hotel. Transfer to the port for Ayeyarwaddy River cruise to Mandalay. Embark on boat at 0600, continental breakfast served on departure. Sit back, relax and see another aspect of Myanmar with this fascinating all-day journey. There are two shortstops (10 minutes each) at the villages of Myin Mu and Pakokku along the river. Arrive in Mandalay at approximately 1800 and transfer to hotel. Check-in, then dinner at a restaurant.
(B, L, D)
Day 7 Friday, Mandalay
Buffet breakfast at the hotel, then excursion to Min- gun by boat. Afterwards excursion by coach to the former Royal Capital of Innwa [Ava], taking a small boat for a few minutes to Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, ruins of ancient Ava Watch Tower, fort walls and brick causeway, and Bargaya Teak wood Monastery. Then proceed to Sagaing by driving across the 1-kilometre long bridge over the Ayeyarwaddy River to Sagaing Hills, with numerous Pagodas and monasteries and a retreat for Buddhist devotees. After sightseeing return to Mandalay. Dinner in restaurant.
(B, L, D)
Day 8 Saturday, Mandalay - Lake Inle
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Heho. On arrival drive to the Nyaung Shwe jetty then take a boat on Inle Lake to resort hotel and check-in. Lunch. Afternoon sightseeing to Phaungdawoo Pagoda, the main attraction that houses five small Buddha images. Follow by Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, an attractive wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake at the end of the 1850s and where you can see the popular jumping cats leap through hoops. Silversmith ateliers and silk or Lotus weaving cottage industries are among the most fascinating attractions in the area. Return to the resort.
(B, L, D)
Day 9 Sunday, Lake Inle
After buffet breakfast at the resort, enjoy a boat tour to Indeinn at the western end of the Lake where you can watch the farmers cultivate their products. Visit the 16th-century pagoda complex of Indeinn. Lunch at restaurant. Observe the lifestyle of the lake dwelling, leg-rowing Intha people. The net they use to cast down for fishing in shallow water is also something interesting to attract the tourists. Return to resort and dinner.(B, L, D)
Day 10 Monday, Lake Inle
After breakfast, take an excursion by boat on Inle Lake to SAGAR - full-day boat trip. Sankar (also spelt Sargar or Sankar) village is located in the Deep South, around 3-hours boat drive from Nyaungshwe. Sagar has been a thriving town of yet another Shan Sao Bwa (heredity prince), and hardly explored by tourists. The boat journey to Sagar is simply enjoyable for those who love nature with the hazy Blue Mountains, dotted floating farms and different kinds of indigenous and migratory birds. Visit several villages of Inthars, ever happy and content people. The impressive ruins of Sagar, welcoming Pa O villagers, and pleasant boat journey will make a rewarding day excursion away from the tourist crowd and the usual sights of Inle Lake. Transfer to hotel in the town of Nyaung Shwe.
(B, L, D)
Day 11 Tuesday, Lake Inle - Ngapali Beach (Fly)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Then transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Thandwe. Transfer to resort at Ngapali beach and check-in. Lunch. Enjoy your stay at Ngapali Beach. Dinner at resort.
(B, L, D)
Day 12 Wednesday, Ngapali Beach
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Full day free time for swimming, relaxing, shopping, individual sightseeing, massage etc. Lunch and dinner at the resort.
(B, L, D)
Day 13 Thursday, Ngapali Beach
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Full day free time for swimming, relaxing, shopping, individual sightseeing, massage etc. Lunch and dinner at the resort.(B, L, D)
Day 14 Friday, Ngapali Beach - Yangon (Fly)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Yangon. Transfer to hotel and check-in. Free time for shopping, individual sight-seeing, massage etc. Farewell dinner at restaurant.
(B, L, D)
Day 15 Saturday Yangon Departure.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning free time for shopping etc. Early lunch then transfer to Yangon International Airport for departing flight. End of service.
This itinerary is correct at the time of issue and in good faith but is liable to change at any time or place for any reason.
(B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
13th March 2021
19th March 2022
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International flights and travel insurance is not included in the published cost.
1. Culture Aspects
Expect some culture shock. You'll be exposed to signs of poverty and access to services may be sporadic. The food will be quite different to home and English speakers harder to find. Respecting the local culture will make it easier to fit in and really experience the location.
Places like Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay are famous shopping cities.
Yangon is knows for its beautiful gold and silver jewellery.
Bagan is known for their fresco paintings and good cotton fabric.
Mandalay is famous for its leather products.
3 days exploring Lake Inle
3 days relaxing and enjoying at beautiful Ngapali beach
Explore the magnificent temples of Bagan
Admire Yangon’s golden Shwedagon Pagoda
Relax on a riverboat cruise to from Bagan to Mandalay
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Alan & John Kemp
Pink Vibgyor's connection with the culture and the communities comes through its guides who are native to country and cultures we explored. The richness of our trip was beyond our wildest expectations and we will book again.
Adrian & David
I had never taken a group tour before and a friend had recommended Pink Vibgyor. Our trip to Burma was amazing. The itinerary and organisation was superb. Our group leader, Min, was extremely knowledge of the culture, people, and history of the country and the various places we visited. He ensured the trip was worry free for everyone. I highly recommend this fascinating trip.
Comprehensive tour of Myanmar highlights! The boutique hotels were particularly enjoyable. A lot was included in the whole tour - good value for money. Hope you get Lin as your leader! Nagapali beach was awesome.