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Essential Myanmar Tour Program 2

Essential Myanmar Tour Program 2 Packages
Day 1: Yangon-Arrival (Based on morning arrival flight) Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by your tour guide and transferred to your Hotel and check-in. Sightseeing for today includes Sule pagoda, built in . .
Country: Myanmar
City: Bagan
Duration: 14 Day(s) - 13 Night(s)
Tour Category: Heritage Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Day 1: Yangon-Arrival

(Based on morning arrival flight)

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by your tour guide and transferred to your Hotel and check-in.

Sightseeing for today includes Sule pagoda, built in the early 3rd century and is a landmark in the city center; the colonial downtown area where you can see the over 100-year-old Strand Hotel, the beautiful post office, and the British Embassy. It is also the place where you can experience the local life of Myanmar people. And then drive to Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, known for the reclining Buddha that measures 70 meters in Length. End of the day you can visit the world-famous Shwedagon Pagoda for breath taking sunset. Stay overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo

After breakfast at your hotel drive to one of Myanmar’s Landmarks, Kyaikhtiyo, the Golden Rock. Only a 5-hour drive to North East of Yangon. The magnificent ‘Golden Rock’ is an important plan of pilgrimage for all Buddhists. Kyaikhtiyo is only 160 km away from Yangon.

To reach the Pagoda from the KIN PUN base camp a steep 11km road leads to the upper staying point. On arrival, you can enjoy great views over the surrounding jungle and beautiful sunset. Stay overnight in Golden Rock.

Day 3: Golden Rock - Bago – Yangon

After breakfast, you will return to Bago and sightseeing with the reclining Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda, ShweThalyaung Pagoda, KanbawzaThardy Palace, and the four giant sitting Buddha images. And then continue to Yangon. Stay overnight in Yangon.

Day 4: Yangon - Bagan

Very early in the morning, transfer to the airport. Depart Yangon for Bagan, the ancient city with over 4400 temples. Upon arrival, we will drive to the colorful and bustling NyaungOo local market that gives you a glimpse of the local life as well as the numerous tourist-oriented wares on offer, ranging from t-shirts and woodcarvings to lacquer ware and paintings. The tour extended to the Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the four most significant buildings in Bagan.

Continue to visit the Htilominlo pagoda, famed for its original fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations which are remarkably well preserved before the visit to the Ananda Pagoda, one of the finest, largest, and best persevered in Old Bagan. During your visit to Bagan, you will also have a chance to see a lacquerware workshop whose birthplace is in Bagan. Finally, visit the Dhammayangyipagoda, Bagan’s largest temple. Enjoy the sunset from one of the most scenic spots in town and return to the hotel. Stay overnight in Bagan.

Day 5: Bagan– Mt. Popa - Bagan excursion

Rising 1,518 meters from the plains of the surroundings of Bagan, Mt. Popa is considered the sacred home of the spirits and is about a 1.5-hour drive from Bagan. Visit a palm village along the way to learn how to do palm sugar is produced. Continue to Mt. Popa and visit TaungKalat, the temple which sits atop like a plug in the volcano and holds significance in Myanmar’s history and religion. The monastery is home to the 37 nats (spirits) of Myanmar, which are displayed at the base of the temple. Mt. Popa is also known as the Oasis of Central Myanmar. Stay overnight in Bagan.

Day 6: Bagan - Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava (Inwa) Sightseeing

After breakfast, transfer to the NyaungOo Airport. Depart Bagan for Mandalay. Mandalay was briefly the Burmese capital in the second half of the 19th century. It is home to about one million people and remains the economic, cultural, and religious heart of upper Myanmar.

Upon arrival, drive straightly to Amarapura, the 18th-century capital where the country’s largest monastery is located, it is MahaGhandayon Monastery. The ancient city of Amarapura is famous for its silk-weaving industry. Sightseeing also includes the magnificent teak bridge of U Bein, which is over 200 years old and 1.2 km long. It is the longest teak bridge in the world. After lunch visit to Royal Capital Inwa (AVA) by horse cart.

Visit Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remains of the ancient palace building, also known as “the leaning tower of Ava,” MahaAungmyeBonzan Monastery, built of brick and stucco: Bargayar Monastery, famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. Stay overnight in Mandalay.

Day 7: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Sightseeing

After breakfast, an excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River will take you to Mingun, about 11km (1 hour) upriver from Mandalay. Visit the unfinished MingunPaya, which was meant to become the largest stupa in Myanmar, constructed by King BodawPaya one of the world’s largest bells; the 90-ton Mingun Bell and HsinbyumePaya.

Return back to Mandalay. Afternoon sightseeing in Mandalay includes the Golden Palace Monastery, located close to Mandalay Hill, being famous for its teak carvings of Buddhist myths. Also at the foot of Mandalay Hill lies Kuthodaw Pagoda, which was built in 1857 and is home to the world’s largest book.

Visit the Maha Muni pagoda later in the day, which is regarded as the holiest site in Mandalay and is not to be missed. You can also explore a stone curving workshop nearby. If time permits, drive to Mandalay Hill where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of Mandalay over the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. Stay overnight in Mandalay.

Day 8: Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay

After breakfast, drive to PyinOoLwin (Maymyo) is located about 7 miles north of Mandalay. Over 1000 meters above sea level, PyinOoLwin is a popular hill station about 69 km away from Mandalay. It is well known for its colonial-style houses with large compound and pine trees, eucalyptus, and silver oak abound in town. Delightfully cool and pleasant the whole year round.

Arrive at PyinOoLwin, and visit the local market to enjoy the seasonal fresh fruit and flowers. After that proceed to National Kandawgyi Garden, Pwekauk (Ani-sakan) Waterfalls, Chinese Temple and Peik Chin Myaung Caves. In the evening, then drive back to Mandalay. Stay overnight at a hotel in Mandalay.

Day 9: Mandalay-Heho-Pindaya

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Heho. Heho Airport to Pindaya is about a 90-minute drive. After checking in at the hotel, visit the Pindaya Caves which house thousands of Buddha Images of various sizes placed there by pilgrims over the centuries and you can explore the district for famous traditional paper and its umbrella-making home base cottage industry. Stay overnight in Pindaya.

Day 10: Pindaya – Kalaw

After breakfast, drive to Kalaw which is situated 70 km west of Taunggyi; the capital of Shan state, and about 50km from Pindaya caves. Kalaw sits high on the western edge of the Shan Plateau and was a popular hill station in British times. It is still a peaceful and quiet place with an atmosphere remnant of the colonial era. Sightseeing in Kalaw includes Nee Paya, a gold lacquered bamboo Buddha. You can enjoy the daily life of local tribes and also you can taste the traditional foods of local people. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Kalaw – Inle

After breakfast, the tour continues to the unique and magical Inle Lake, located about 880 meters above sea level and 22km long by 11km wide. Arrive at the NyaungShwe Jetty, transfer by boat to your hotel, and start sightseeing around Inle Lake. The highlights of Inle Lake are including the fisherman rowing in the one-legged style that is characteristic of Inle Lake boatmen, and gardens of grass and earth floating on the surface of this shallow lake, floating strips of “land” for growing vegetables.

Other tourist attractions sights are visiting NgaphaeKyaung's “jumping cats” monastery, the silk weaving industry in Inpawkhoneand the greatest Phaungdaw U Pagoda, totally covered with gold. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Inle – Indein - Inle

After breakfast, visit a five-day market if it happens near your hotel. After that, visit the beautiful Indein with its 16th-century Pagodas a very pleasurable experience as you travel by your boat up a small scenic creek for about 25 minutes to reach the village of Indein. Back to Inle and visit Ywama village where you may take nice photos with long neck Padaung women. Stay overnight in Inle.

Day 13: Inle – NyaungShwe – Heho – Thandwe – Ngapali Beach

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Heho Airport. Depart from Heho to Thandwe Airport. From the Airport continue to Ngapali Beach. You can relax and leisure at one of the most beautiful Beaches in Myanmar. Stay overnight in Ngapali Beach.

Day 14: Ngapali Beach

Free and Leisure at Ngapali Beach.

Day 15: Ngapali Beach – Thandwe - Yangon

Breakfast at your hotel, and then you will be transferred to Thandwe Airport to take your departure flight to Yangon. Upon Arrival, our local tour guide will welcome you again and transfer you to check-in. In the afternoon, visit the BogyokeAung San Market (Scott Market) for souvenir shopping, usually closed on Mondays and gazette holidays. Then, visit around China Town which is situated near the city center to explore the nightlife of Yangon. Stay overnight in Yangon.

Day 16: Yangon Departure

(Based on the morning departure flight)

Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel, and then our local guide will meet you and transfer you to Yangon International Airport for your return International Departure Flight.

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(Note: The itinerary described above may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.)

Our Tour Prices Include the Following Service:

Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast ( double / twin sharing room )

Meals as mention ( B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner )

Transfer and sightseeing by private air-con vehicle with drivers, as mentioned in the program

Domestic Air tickets ( Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Heho – Thandwe – Yangon) including insurance surcharge & current fuel surcharge

Entrance fees and zone fees for the visits mentioned

Boat fee for Mingun & Inle

Horse cart fee for Ava(Inwa)

Our Tour Prices Do Not Include the Following Service:

International ticket to/from Yangon

Visa arrangements for Myanmar

Meals other than mentioned ( B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner )

Visits not mentioned in the program

Early check-in and late check-out on your own account

Drinks and personal expenses

Tips and porters at the hotels

Porter fees at airports

Any other items not mentioned

Lunch for Day15 and Lunch and Dinner for Day 13,day14

Surcharge for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

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