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Yangon:Hit the streets of Myanmar's most cosmopolitan city on this fascinating journey into Yangon. Packed with pagodas and crammed with colonial relics, Yangon is one of the most enchanting cities in Asia.

Mandalay is best known not only for it's rich traditional, cultural and spiritual splendor but also exquisite handicraft such as hand-woven embroidery in silk and cotton, the incredible process of making gold leaves, wood and stone carving and bronze casting etc.

Amarapura: Long known for its silk weaving, Amarapura is the site of a weaving school. Colourful longyis (skirts worn by both sexes) are produced in a distinctive heavy silk. The town’s long-established bronze industry is famous for Buddha figures, bells, and gongs. Tile, pottery, and baskets are also manufactured. 

Mingun pagoda, site of what would have been the world’s largest Buddhist Stupa and unbroken bell.

Mount Popa is an extinct volcano covered in forests and is considered one of the most sacred places in Myanmar.

Sagaing: A highlight is walking the (sometimes steep) tree-hung stairways that lead magically past monasteries and nunneries to viewpoints from which you can survey the river and yet more stupas.

Bagan is a spectacular plain stretching away from the Ayeyarwaddy River, dotted with thousands of 800-year old temple ruins. Although human habitation at Bagan dates back almost to the beginning of the Christian era

Salay was the home of famous writer and poet of Bagan era called “Salay U Ponya” whose works are still studied and referred by many modern Myanmar scholars.

Itinerary in brief:

  • Day 1: Yangon arrival
  • Day 2: Yangon - Bagan (B, L)
  • Day 3: Bagan - Salay - Mt. Popa - Bagan (B, L)
  • Day 4: Bagan - Mandalay - Amarapura - Sagaing – Mandalay (B, L)
  • Day 5: Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay (B, L)
  • Day 6: Mandalay - Yangon (B, L)
  • Day 7: Yangon departure (B)

MYANMAR HIGHLIGHT TOUR
(7 days / 6 nights)
Yangon – Bagan – Popa – Salay – Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing – Mingun - Yangon

Day 1: Yangon arrival

Arrival Yangon international airport, welcome by tour guide. Transfer to the hotel for check in. After a shot rest at the hotel till late evening and then visit Chauk Htatt Kyi (the six storied in meaning but actually the huge reclining Buddha Image, and Shwedagon Pagoda, famous worldwide – its golden stupa is the ‘ Heart ’ of Buddhism Myanmar. The Pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. And overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon - Bagan (B, L)

After having breakfast, flight to Bagan on the East bank of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. And transfer to hotel for check in. Sightseeing start to colorful Nyaung Oo Market, and Shwezigon Pagoda, Ananda Temple, King Kyansittha’s masterpiece and the crowning achievement of the early style temple of architecture, then Thatbyinnyu Temple, the highest building on the Bagan plain, after that visit to Htilominlo Temple , noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. In the afternoon observe the process of traditional lacquer ware, one of Myanmar’s best known handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan. Then visit Manuha Temple, Myingabar Gubyautgyi Temple , an early period Pyu-style temple of Hindu influence with some of the oldest mutual paintings in Bagan and Dhamanyangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. Lastly enjoy the sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River from Buphaya or Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

Day 3: Bagan - Salay - Mt. Popa - Bagan (B, L)

After breakfast, drive to Salay (famous for its ancient monastery). Then drive to Mt. Popa where a house for Myanmar spirits. On the way you can observe toddy farm and ways of making Toddy Candy. Return to Bagan. Afternoon visit Bagan for the rests of the famous pagoda. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Bagan - Mandalay - Amarapura - Sagaing – Mandalay (B, L)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for flight to Mandalay, the commercial centre and cultural tourism site, was established in 1857 by King Mindon, Arrive at Tada Oo International airport and direct sightseeing to the ancient city of Amarapura. Visit to Mahagundayone Monastery to study the daily life of the monks observing Buddha scriptures, U Bein Wooden Bridge (1.2km long) across Taung Tha Man Lake. And then drive to Sagaing and visit Kaung Mu Daw Pagoda which is the copy of Mahaceti Pagoda in Siri Lanka and Sagaing Hill the center of Meditation. Then drive to Mandalay and check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay (B, L)

After early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the jetty to take a boat trip to Mingun. Visit Mingun Unfinished Pagoda, Mingun Bell, one of the world largest hanging bronze bells and Myatheindan Pagoda. And sail back to Mandalay. Afternoon visit Mahamuni Buddha Image, Zegyo Market and some of Mandalay’s cottage industries, such as weaving and tapestry making, Burmese candy making, Bamboo fan making near Eindaw Yar Pagoda, Atumahsi Monastery and Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace Monastery), Kuthodaw (Maha Lawkamarazein Pagoda) which is famous as the world largest book of many stone slabs on which is inscribed the whole Buddhist Literature. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Day 6: Mandalay - Yangon (B, L)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and flight back to Yangon. On the way to the hotel, visit Kabar Aye (the World Peace pagoda) and Maha Pasana (the great cave for Buddhist synod) and check in at the hotel. After lunch, shopping at Bogyoke Market (Scott’s Market) of hundreds of shops where you can find local products such as Gems & Jewelry , slippers, cloth, and so on. Evening stroll along the China Town and study the ways of living of Yangon citizens (observe the tradition and modern costume). Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 7: Yangon departure (B)

Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
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Destinations

Hotels/Resorts/Cruises Name

Room Type

Superior Category

Yangon

New Ayeyar Hotel (or similar)

Deluxe

Bagan

Thiripyitsaya Resort (or similar)

Superior

Inle

Hupin Khaing Daing (or similar)

Deluxe

Deluxe Category

Yangon

Sedona Hotel Yangon (or similar)

Superior

Bagan

Amazing Bagan (or similar)

Suite Villa

Inle

Shwe Inn Thar Floating Resort (or similar)

Deluxe

First Class Category

Yangon

Kandawgyi Palace Hotel (or similar)

Superior

Bagan

The Hotel Tharabargate (or similar)

Deluxe

Inle

Inle Princess Resort (or similar)

Lake front view

Inclusion:

  • Accommodation with twin or double sharing room
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Domestic flights as per program
  • Entrance fees as per program
  • Transfer and Transportation with private air-coned coach as per program
  • Mingun boat fees
  • Domestic airport tax
  • Porter fees
  • English speaking tour guide

Exclusion:

  • International airfares and airport Tax (US$ 10/person)
  • Travel Insurances
  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • Exchange money
  • Extra tours not mentioned in the program
  • Visa on arrival fees
  • Personal Expenses such as drinks, camera fees, laundry service, phone charges, etc.
  • Your currency: United States ($)
  • Validity until 31st of December 2015 Price per person in US$ in party of
  • Number in Group
  • Superior
  • Deluxe
  • First Class
  • Legend
  • 1
  • US$ 2,422
  • US$ 2,898
  • US$ 3,308
  • Request!
  • 2
  • US$ 1,400
  • US$ 1,675
  • US$ 1,912
  • Request!
  • 3-4
  • US$ 1,260
  • US$ 1,508
  • US$ 1,721
  • Request!
  • 5-6
  • US$ 1,162
  • US$ 1,390
  • US$ 1,587
  • Request!
  • 7-10
  • US$ 1,106
  • US$ 1,323
  • US$ 1,510
  • Request!
  • 11-15
  • US$ 1,064
  • US$ 1,273
  • US$ 1,453
  • Request!
  • 16-20
  • US$ 1,008
  • US$ 1,206
  • US$ 1,377
  • Request!
  • 21-25
  • US$ 980
  • US$ 1,172
  • US$ 1,338
  • Request!
  • 26-30
  • US$ 966
  • US$ 1,156
  • US$ 1,319
  • Request!
  • Single Supplement
  • US$ 310
  • US$ 558
  • US$ 865
  • Request!