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MYANMAR/BURMA

"A truly exotic destination, Myanmar/Burma is a time warp offering great sightseeing and fabulous shopping."
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HIGHLIGHTS:

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.

 

PRICE INCLUDES:
 
 
  • 14 nights accommodation based on half twin sharing rooms with daily breakfast

  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with driversEnglish speaking guide service throughout in sightseeingdays (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

 

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.

 

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
 

Day 1 Saturday Yangon

Arrive 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 hotel. After breakfast , drive to Chaukhtathgyi Pagoda. It is the fourth larg- est colossal reclining Buddha in Myanmar and 67m long. Then Bogyoke Aung San Market(Scott Market) which has many traditional goods and jewelries. Lunch at restaurant. Then sightseeing to “Shwedagon Pagoda” before the sun set and enjoy the beautiful stupa while it changes col- ours of the shining of gold in different tones ac- cording to the radiant of the setting sun. Dinner at restaurant.

(B, L, D)

 

Day 3 Monday, Yangon - Bagan (Fly)

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Depending on the flight time, transfer to the airport for domes- tic 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 sec- ond highest pagoda of Bagan, the “Shwe Sandaw Pagoda”. Return to hotel. Dinner.ples 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 Pa- goda, famous for its height, Sulamani Temple built in 12th century and Dhammayangyi Temple (the most massive). Enjoy sunset at Bu Pagoda on the river bank. (B, L, D)

 

Day 4 Tuesday, Bagan

Buffet breakfast at 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 5 Wednesday, Bagan

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Then drive to Mahabo- dhi 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 Pa- goda, famous for its height, Sulamani Temple built in 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 hotel. Transfer to 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 short stops (10 minutes each) at the villages of Myin Mu and Pakokku along the river. Arrive in Mandalay at approxi- mately 1800 and transfer to hotel. Check-in, then dinner at restaurant.(B, L, D)

 

Day 7 Friday, Mandalay

Buffet breakfast at 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 Aung- mye 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 kilometer long bridge over the Ayeyarwaddy River to Sagaing Hills, with numerous Pagodas and monasteries and a retreat for Buddhist devotees. After sight- seeing return to Mandalay. Dinner in restaurant.(B, L, D)

 

Day 8 Saturday, Mandalay - Lake Inle

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Heho. On arrival drive to the Nyaung Shwe jetty then take boat on Inle Lake to resort hotel and check-in. Lunch. After- noon sightseeing to Phaungdawoo Pagoda, the main attraction that houses five small Buddha images. Follow by Nga Phe Chaung Monas- tery, 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 resort.

(B, L, D)

 

Day 9 Sunday, Lake Inle

After buffet breakfast at 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 life style 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 onInle Lake to SAGAR - full day boat trip. Samkar (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 ex- plored by tourists. The boat journey to Sagar is simply enjoyable for those who love nature with hazy Blue Mountains, dotted floating farms and different kinds of indigenous and migra- tory 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 excur- sion away from the tourist crowd and the usual sights of Inle Lake. Transfer to hotel in town of Nyaung Shwe.(B, L, D)

 

Day 11 Tuesday, Lake Inle - Ngapali Beach (Fly)

Buffet breakfast at 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 hotel. Full day free time for swimming, relaxing, shopping, individual sight- seeing, massage etc. Lunch and dinner at resort.(B, L, D)

 

Day 13 Thursday, Ngapali Beach

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day free time for swimming, relaxing, shopping, individual sight- seeing, massage etc. Lunch and dinner at resort.(B, L, D)

 

Day 14 Friday, Ngapali Beach - Yangon (Fly)

Buffet breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, trans- fer 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 hotel. Morning free time for shopping etc. Early lunch then transfer to Yan- gon International Airport for departing flight.End of service.(B)

 

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)

USD 3500 Twin Share
USD 4634 Single

14
Nights
16th March 2019
14th March 2020 
 
 
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Notes:
International flights and travel insurance is not included in the published cost.