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Amazing Myanmar Tour

Yangon - Bagan - Inle Lake - Indein - Mandalay
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Overview

Overview

During this 8 days journey, you will enjoy a combination tour of culture, nature and ways of life of Myanmar people. This tour gives you an experience to enjoy rural lives and friendly ethnic groups of Myanmar in additional to the tourist sites. This tour cover all 4 most interesting sites: Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Mandalay

Highlights

  • Explore Yangon – a mix of old, crumbling British colonial buildings and much newer, modern buildings with the most attractions of city: Sule Pagoda, Botataung Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda.
  • Discover Bagan an ancient city of Myanmar, see daily life of local people in Nyaung Oo Market, visit Shwezigon Pagoda – one of the oldest and most impressive monuments of Bagan.
  • Enjoy the exciting boat trip to visit Mingun, see Mingun Bell – one of the world largest hanging bronze bells and Myatheindan Pagoda.
  • Overnight on local house or monastery with local people in Indein

Tour Itinerary

Upon your arrival at the airport, our tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city.

Note*: The hotel room will be available at 2:00pm, and in case that you would like to secure an early-check in, an additional charge will be applied.

Meal: n/a

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

After breakfast, pickup for full day city tour. You also have the option to visit Kandawgyi Lake and surrounding area, which offers numerous photo opportunities. You will visit Sule Pagoda (located on a roundabout in downtown Yangon, Yangon City Hall (featuring classic Myanmar architectural design), the High Court (noted for its British colonial architecture, including its clock tower and its red-bricked exterior). Next, you’ll visit Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, built in 1966 and famous for its huge image of the Reclining Buddha, which replaced the older image built in1907.

After lunch, you can go shopping in the Bogyoke market (formerly “Scott market”) where you can get a wide range of Myanmar handicrafts, jewelry, fabrics, lacquer ware and so on. You can also visit China town markets selling fresh fruits, flowers and local delicacies. In late afternoon, you will enjoy sunset at the famous Shwedagone Pagoda. Its massive bell-shaped golden spires are plated with 60 tons of gold, while the tip of the stupa is inset with diamonds, rubies, sapphires and topaz. You’ll have a restful overnight in Yangon

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

After breakfast, take the morning flight to Bagan. On arrival, welcome by our guide and start sightseeing. This sightseeing offers a close observation to the daily life of Myanmar people at a market and the rich architecture at the most famous pagodas in Bagan. At first, Bagan Sightseeing starts with busy NYAUNG-U MARKET which is a local market in the village of Nyaung U to the northeast of Bagan. The Nyaung U Market provides great photo opportunity, and also the chance for tourists to mingle with the local Myanmar people, and watch how they conduct their daily lives. Then enjoy the rest of your time dedicated to discovering Bagan temples including: SHWE-ZIGON PAGODA, the prototype of later Myanmar stapes; ANANDA TEMPLE, the architectural masterpiece of a millennium; THAT-BYIN-NYU TEMPLE, the tallest in Bagan; DHAMMA-YANGYI TEMPLE, famous for its fine brick works; and spend the evening at the top of SHWE-SAN-DAW PAGODA for a superb sunset view.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Nyaung U (Bagan) airport for the flight to Heho (Shan State). From Heho, a scenic one-hour drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which features beautiful carvings and a collection of Buddha images. 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, inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses dozens of Shan Buddha Images, but is more famous for its unique ‘jumping cats’ who jump through hoops in the air! Continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf. Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand. Transfer to hotel and overnight on Inle Lake.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Nyaung U (Bagan) airport for the flight to Heho (Shan State). From Heho, a scenic one-hour drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which features beautiful carvings and a collection of Buddha images. 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, inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses dozens of Shan Buddha Images, but is more famous for its unique ‘jumping cats’ who jump through hoops in the air! Continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf. Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand. Transfer to hotel and overnight on Inle Lake.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hotel in Inle Lake

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Heho for your flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, the day begins with a visit to the 18th century capital, Amarapura. Attend the daily meal of over thousand monks at the country’s largest monastery; Mahagandayon. Visit a silk weaving workshop, the craft specialty of Amarapura. Then continue south of the city to Ava, the capital from 14th to 18th centuries, where a short ferry ride will take us across the river to where our horse and carriage are waiting. Visit the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace and Fort. There are many small villages located amid Ava’s ruins and as you travel by horse and cart you’ll get a glimpse of local life in the Burmese countryside. In the afternoon cross the bridge over the Irrawaddy River and continue to Sagaing. Covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious centre of Myanmar. It is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers and you will visit pagodas such as Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thone Sae. Finish the day return toward the Mandalay city and stop at Amarapura, continue to U Bein Bridge for a walk along this 200 year-old teak bridge. The bridge was constructed of 984 teak posts that were once part of the deserted Inwa Palace and it is 1.2 kilometers in length making it the world’s longest teak span. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

After breakfast, you will be transfer for Jetty for a private boat across the river Ayeywarwaddy to visit Mingun. The dedications of King Bodawpaya such as the unfinished Pathodawgyi Pagoda a brick counterpart of pyramid in Egypt and the Mingun Bell, the second largest bell in the world are the most prominent religious heritages. Then visiting the Myatheintan Pagoda, the best representation of the Universe, will refresh your tiredness and fatigue. Return to Mandalay and then you will take a sightseeing tour of Mandalay which includes Mahamuni Pagoda, a life like Buddha image. Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar and that make her to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way. Continue visit the Old Palace grounds; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha’s Doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

After breakfast, you are free until your departure time. Our driver will take you to Mandalay International Airport for your flight home. Tour ends…

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: n/a

Important Note*

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • The itinerary can be customized basing on your interests (you can extend your stay at each location, add/remove activities)

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Note*:

  • The price would vary depending on the group size, grade of hotel. Please contact us or book the tour for price in details.
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request

Booking Policy

Price Includes

  • Overnights in selected hotels or similar
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicles (including airport pick up & see off)
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • 3 Internal flights (Yangon – Bagan – Inle Lake – Mandalay)

Price excludes

  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Visa fee
  • International flights pre/post tour
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and personal expenditures
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters, boat crew, and personal, non-itinerary services

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation received 60 days or more before arrival date: 25% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 35% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 75% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 14 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • For infant (<02 years old): FOC (except cost for internal flights)
  • 02 – 10 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 02 – 10 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 02 – 10 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
  • from 11 years old: 100% adult rate

Note*: The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double room with two adults

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5 star ratingAmazing Tour Company We booked an 8 day tour of Myanmar through Hannah (Hmwe Hmwe) who was excellent throughout the whole process, answering all my emails and queries beforehand.She met us on arrival and had arranged our hotel room to be decorated (Tawin... read more

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5 star ratingHighly Recommend! In February we needed assistance booking 3 domestic flights in Myanmar using our American credit card. Taking the advice of a fellow traveler, we contacted the agent based in Yangon, Myanmar. Not only was Hmwe Hmwe, (Hannah) with this travel... read more

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5 star ratingInformative and enjoyable! Travelled to Yangon and Bagan with family members. Our guide in Yangon, Spring, was friendly and had lots of good suggestions and recommendations. He was entertaining, personable and informative. Linn in Bagan was very polite and informative. He brought... read more

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Kalaw Hill Top Villa Hotel Royal Kalaw Hills Resort Royal Kalaw Hills Resort
Inle Lake Amazing Nyaungshwe Pristine Lotus Inle Resort Aureum Palace Hotel
Ngapali Pleasant View Resort Jade Marina Resort& Spa SandowayResort

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  • Depending on your budget, you can choose a suitable hotel category.

  • Early checking/late checkout are not included and you can change the to any other hotels  and room type if required. Additional charge/discount will be made accordingly.

  • The list of hotels are used for our all tour itineraries in
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