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Exotic Myanmar 14 days

  • Destinations: Myanmar
  • Trip type: Culture
  • Duration: 14 days 13 nights
  • Sight-seeing: Yangon-Bagan-Heho-Inle Lake-Sittwe-Mrauk U
  • Trip starting: From Yangon
  • Accommodation: 4-star / 5-star hotels
  • Departure: Daily departure at clients’ date

From Yangon to Bagan discover  and explore the Mount Popa then take a fly to Heho to enjoy a wonderful trip on the  Inle Lake and its suroundings and ends with Sittwe and Mrauk U, this trip offers you Myanmar famous , world wonder pagodas, stupas and ruins as well as its rich cultures and colour full hill tribes living from mountains, hills, lakes and rivers. 

2,694 USD per person

Based on group of 2 persons
Valid from now until 30 Sep 2017
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3,141 USD per person

Based on group of 2 persons
Valid from now until 30 Sep 2017
Request your exact group size for better price

Day 1: Welcome to Yangon | Meal: D | Overnight: Yangon

Warm welcome upon your  arrival in Yangon, the main gateway to the rest of Myanmar. Your guide meets  you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel. Free. At leisure. Evening you meet your guide again for welcome dinner at local restaurant.

Day 2 Yangon full-day tour | Meal: B - L | Overnight: Yangon

In the morning you visit the 2200-year-old  Sule temple stands in the heart of the city and Shwedagon pagoda, one of the wonders of the world, built 2500 years ago. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point. Continue exploring the city passing the downtown highlights and walk along Strand Road to admire British old colonial buildings. Afternoon you visit the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, one of Myanmar’s more beautiful reclining Buddha and the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the wonders of the world, built 2500 years ago. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point.

Day 3: Fly to Bagan | Meal: B - D | Overnight: Bagan

Today you fly to Bagan. Upon arrival you visit the Shwezigone pagoda, home to the Frontlet Relic of Buddha followed by the Gubyaukgyi temple and the Htilominlo Pagoda, one of the largest temples of Bagan.  Continue exploring Bagan with the Ananda Okkyaung monastery followed by the Bagan’s most massive shrine Dhammayangyi Pagoda and the Bagan’s tallest Thatbyinnyu pagoda and the unique sandstone monument Nanpaya temple. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from Shwesandaw Pagoda and dinner at local restaurant.

Day 4: Bagan | Meal: B - L | Overnight: Bagan

Bagan was also the capital of the first Myanmar Empire and is one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia with more than 2,000 well-preserved pagodas and temples dating from the 11th through 13th centuries.  In the morning you drive to visit the Hindu Nathlaung Kyaungtemple , the  Myazedi Pagoda and the Nagayon pagodabuilt in the 11thcentury. Lunch at a local restaurant.  Afternoon you visit  the Manual Temple – oldest temple in Bagan then back to hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 5: Salay village & Mount Popa excursion | Meal: B - L | Overnight: Bagan

Today you have an excursion to visit Salay and Mount Popa. Stop at the local market Chauk on the way to the village of Salay. Salay is an important Buddhist centre with its famed wooden monastery with intricate carvings. Continue to Mt Popa, 1518 meters high from sea level which plays an important role in Myanmar culture, religion and history since earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. Back to Bagan. At leisure.

Day 6: Fly to Heho – Inle Lake | Meal: B - D | Overnight: Inle Lake

Today you leave Bagan for Heho by plane then to Inle Lake, the 2nd largest lake in Myanmar, 22 kilometers long and 11 kilometer wide located in the Shan state. Upon arrival you have a one-hour drive to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Visit the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery an join in the local colorful market.  Take a motorboat cruising on the Inle Lake.  Visit the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda with its 800-years-old Buddha statues and the Nga Phe Chaung ancient monastery. Continue to the weaving village of Inpawkhone and the Burmese cigars factory before ending at your hotel. Dinner and enjoy your time at the lake.

Day 7: Kakku Excursion | Meal: B - L | Overnight: Inle Lake

In the morning you drive toward the east of the lake passing villages of the Pa-Oh people. Kakku covers an area of one square kilometer and contains more than 2500 stupas to represent the Buddha’s footprint. Join in the local Taunggyi market and get in touch with vendors who come here by the early morning train with their home-made produces. Meet your local  Pa-Oh guide to explore some temples and nearby villages. Lunch at a local restaurant before driving back to the Inle Lake. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 8: Floating market - In Dein – Fly to Yangon | Meal: B | Overnight: Yangon

In the morning you have a boat trip to join in the rotation floating market and get in touch with the colorful hill tribes.  It is a good chance to see different ethnic communities such as Danu, Pa O and Palang  to sell their products. Continue travelling down a small canal to Indein to the villages of the ethnic Padaung (“long neck women”).  A short walk to discover the magnificent complex of Alaung Sithu of ancient stupas buried in vegetation. Transfer to Heho airport for fly back to Yangon. Free. At leisure.

Day 9: Fly to Sittwe | Meal: B – D | Overnight: Sittwe

Today you fly Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State after the first Anglo-Burmese war in 1826 and the gate way to Mrauk U, an ancient capital city in the 15th century. Meet you local guide for a hotel transfer.  Free. At leisure. Or  you can walk along the strand road, enjoy local activities along the dock yards and the  sunset over the Bay of Bengal.  Meet your guide again for dinner at local restaurant.

Day 10: Sittwe – Mrauk U | Meal: B – D | Overnight: Mrauk U

Early wake-up to join the Sittwe’s fish market then you have a 5-6 hour boat trip along the Kaladan river to Mrauk U. Afternoon your visit the Koethaung temple: the “shrine of the 90,000 images of the Buddha” and was the most important religious shrines of the medieval Mrauk U period.  Continue to visit the Mrauk U’s most important monument Shitthaung temple which contains a remarkable collection of 80,000 Arakanese Buddha images and reliefs and the fortress-like temple of Dukkhanthein.  Dinner at local restaurant in the evening.

Day 11: Chin villages excursion| Meal: B – L | Overnight: Mrauk U

This morning you have a scenic journey on a bumpy road then by boat up along the Lay Mro River to the Lay Too villages of the Chin minorities people who is well-known for their colorful fabrics, as well as women with tattooed faces.  After picnic lunch at one of the Chin minority people’ house you return back to Mrauk U by boat. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 12: Mrauk U - Sittwe| Meal: B | Overnight: Sittwe

Again you have a 5-6 hour boat trip along the Kaladan river back to Sittwe.  Enjoy the scenery of the confluence of Kaladan River and the Bay of Bengal at “View Point”. The local market along the way is also an interesting stop. Hotel check-in and enjoy your free time.

Day 13: Fly to Yangon | Meal: B | Overnight: Yangon

You have free time until transfer to airport for flight to Yangon.  After a transfer from airport to hotel you are free time at leisure or visit the Lawka Chanthar, the world’s biggest marble Buddha. You may like to visit Kandawgyi Lake and surrounding areas, which offer numerous photo opportunities or the famous MK gems shop selling high quality gems.

Day 14: Departure Yangon | Meal: B

Today is the last day of your trip. Enjoy your free time at your hotel or you can do your last minute souvenir shopping before transfer to airport for your flight home. Have a good journey and thanks for joining us.

SUMMIT PARKVIEW HOTEL – YANGON

Located in the up market vicinity of Embassies, Shopping Centers, Food Outlets, National Museum and the People’s Park. The hotel is a short 5-minute walk to the iconic 2,600 year old Shwedagon Pagoda or a 5 minute drive to the famous Bogyoke Market. Its a 10 minutes drive to Downtown and 30 minutes to and from Yangon International Airport.

BAGAN THANDE HOTEL 

Situated at the south-west corner of the ancient walls of Old Bagan City and on the eastern bank of the River Ayeyarwaddy and inside Bagan Archaeological Zone. Bagan Archaeological Museum is in the east side of the hotel and the west side is the superb Ayeyarwaddy River. It is 6.4km 10km form airport and several well-known Buddhist Monuments within walking distances.

AMATA GARDEN RESORT – INLE KAE

Amata Garden Resort is surrounded on the eastern banks of the Inle Lake, the vast stretch of tranquil and soothing backwaters and the emerald green Shan Hills. map The place itself is wrapped in quiet charms of its own. Since Amata Garden Resort is the only high rise with 3 story hotel in this area, guests can enjoy an unbroken view of the Inle Lake and the mountains.

SHWE THAZIN HOTEL – SITTWE 

Visitors staying in Sittwe, will enjoy a prime location at Shwe Thazin Hotel Sittway in Central. Room facilities include but are not limited to Mini bar and Air conditioning. With services that include 24 hour room service and 24 hour security, you will be well taken care of at this Central hotel. This Central hotel presents 18 rooms with standard 3-star amenities.

SHWE THAZIN HOTEL – MRAUK U 

The hotel will appeal to those travelling to Mrauk U on a budget. An extra element of comfort is added by 24 hour room service to the simplicity of this Mrauk U hotel. The 18 rooms are home to peaceful 2-star comforts. In each room, you will find 24 hour room service to help make your stay comfortable.

CHATRIUM HOTEL – YANGON 

Situated among lush greenery and beside the famous Kandawgyi Lake, the hotel provides plenty of views that are simply a few stunning and spectacular. Every guestroom is spaciously designed and furnished to reflect the luxurious surroundings, with breathtaking views of Shwedagon Pagoda.

THE HOTEL @THARABAR GATE – BAGAN

Located in the most unique Archeological Site of South East Asia, the Ancient capital of the Burmese Empire, Old Bagan. The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate is within 5 minutes walking distance to the spectacular Ananda Temple known as ‘The Jewel of Bagan. The Hotel offers 83 luxury rooms including 4 Suites with teak floors and typical Burmese furniture.

ROYAL SITTWE RESORT

Hotel environment is cleansing and beautiful in unspoiled natural environment and pleasant atmosphere with fresh sea-breeze from white sea-waves. On Sittwe Beach, visitors can have bicycling, running and breath-taking fresh sea-breeze. By relaxing at Sittwe Beach, vacationers can have peace of mind and happiness in leisure time.

PRISTINE LOTUS SPA RESORT – INLE LAKE 

Situated at Inle Lake and short distance from the nearest airport at Heho, Pristine Lotus Spa Resort takes full advantage of its lake side setting. The design of the 49 private villas allows for privacy and luxury amongst a lush tropical landscape that is frest with gentle lake breezes and open to inspiring and endless views fo the lush valley.

MRAUK U PRINCESS RESORT

The resort, unlike any other in Myanmar, is away from the beaten track and the usual spots, a unique boutique experience in one of the world’s last hidden wonders. Mrauk U Princess is a gateway to the ancient kingdom of Arakan. Explore 500 year-old temples and stupas scattered across the hills of the former capital, and journey out to the tattooed, fur and bone clad Chin tribes by boat. A traditional spa, swimming pool, and authentic Rakhine cuisine adds to the magical experience.

  • Private airport pick-up & drop off
  • Private sightseeing tour with English speaking guide
  • Private boat trip as per tour program
  • Hotel accommodation – Shared in double room
  • Meals as stated in the program
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • All entrance fees
  • All in-tour flights
  • 24/7 hotline support
  • Guarantee 100% money back if not satisfied
  • Complimentary Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter.
  • International flights & tax
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on Christmas or New Year if any
  • Visa fee
  • Other services not mentioned above

``We just got back. I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it was. We loved every place we stayed. You're a gem. As to the countries themselves: I was totally thrilled, fascinated, absorbed. Hope to do another trip to the region soon. Thanks for all your help.``

Loraine Steven | United States | Oct 2016

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