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Myanmar in depth 13 days

  • Destinations: Myanmar
  • Trip type: Culture
  • Duration: 13 days 12 nights
  • Sight-seeing: Yangon-Kyang Tong-Inle Lake-Mandalay-Bagan-Mt.Popa-Yangon
  • Trip starting: From Yangon
  • Accommodation: 4-star / 5-star hotels
  • Departure: Daily departure at clients date

Myanmar is not only famous for its golden Shwezigon Pagoda built-in 1087 in Bagan, the Inle Lake with its famous leg-rowing fishermen and local lake markets gathering colourful hill tribes inhabit the surrounding fertile valleys and forested mountain tops, and their hand-woven silks are a speciality of the region but also the Ngapali and its miles of empty white sandy beaches, brilliant turquoise sea, and swaying cocount palms.

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2,647 USD per person

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Valid from now until 30 Sep 2017
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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: Fly to Kyaing Tong | Meal: B - D | Overnight: Kyang Tong

Today you fly to Kyaing Tong, home of hill tribes villages located on the edge of the Golden Triangle region, is isolated from the rest of Myanmar  in the far east of Shan State.  Meet your guide upon arrival for a transfer to hotel.  Afternoon you discover the Kyaing Tong town including Maha Myat Muni Pagoda (Wat Pha Jao Lung) and the unique Shan lacquer wares workshop. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant.

Day 3: Kyaing Tong villages & Tribes Journey | Meal: B - L | Overnight: Kyang Tong

Start your soft adventure with a bumpy drive on a narrow road to a hill station. Stop at the Wa national village of Naung Cho, the hometown of one of the earliest ethnic tribes of the Shan country. Continue to visit the Old Catholic church built by an Italian missionary and some of the colonial houses built during the British colonial era. Picnic lunch and short break before you trek downhill to visit the some Akha villages near Ho Jing. Return to Kyaing Tong.

Day 4: Fly to Heho – Inle Lake | Meal: B - D | Overnight: Inle Lake

Today you leave Kyaing Tong 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 5 Floating market & In Dein village | Meal: B - D | Overnight: Inle Lake

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. Back to hotel. At leisure.

Day 6: Fly to Mandalay | Meal: B - D | Overnight: Mandalay

Today you catch an early fly to Mandalay,  the cultural heart of Myanmar and 2nd biggest city, founded in 1857, also well known for its craft industry like wood, marble, bronze carving or production of Marionettes. Meet your guide and transfer to hotel. At leisure. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 7: Amapura & Saigaing Excursion| Meal: B – L | Overnight: Mandalay

You have an excursion to the Amarapura – “the city of Immortality” founded in 1783 AD. Visit the Mahaganthayon Monastery and enjoy the serenity of the U Bein wooden bridge and the Taung-Ta-Man Lak.  Afternoon you cross the Irrawaddy river to visit Sagaing which is famous for uncountable white-and-gold stupas. Visit the U Min Thonze, the Ywahtaung silver village and the impressive Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda nearby then back to Mandalay. At leisure.

Day 8: Mingun Excursion | Meal: B – L | Stay overnight: Mandalay

In the morning you take a private boat to Mingun to visit its famous huge and incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda built by King Bodaw Badon in 1791 and the Mingun Bell, considered as the biggest hanging bell in the world.  Afternoon you visit the Mahamuni Pogada, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Myanmar followed by the Kuthodaw Pagoda which earns it the title ‘World’s Biggest Book’ with its 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures. Continue to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace. Your last stop today is the top of Mandalay Hill where you enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River.

Day 9: 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 10: 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 11: Fly to Yangon | Meal: B | Overnight: Yangon

In the morning you drive 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 airport for flight back to Yangon. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 12: Yangon | Meal: B | Overnight: Yangon

You have more time to explore Yangon city including the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda and its huge reclining Buddha wearing 108 sacred marks at feet. Continue to the Bogyoke Aung San market (formerly Scott Market) to learn more about the Burmese handicraft, gems and jewelry. Enjoy evening sunset at the Botahtaung pagoda located on the river bank and get in touch with local people. Back to hotel. Enjoy your free time.

Day 13: 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.

PRINCESS HOTEL – KYAING TONG

Princess Hotel is conveniently located in the downtown Keng Tung, closed to the main market, stores, Old Palang Gate, and Mahamyatmuni Pagoda, with good neighborhood. The well maintained clean rooms with two categories Standard and 7-Superior (first and second floors) rooms. All rooms have private bath with hot/cold shower, mini-bar, Sat TV, and telephone.

EASTERN PALACE HOTEL – MANDALAY 

Eastern Palace Hotel is located in the heart of the Mandalay’s main business and historical district. This elegant upscale hotel will delight both business and leisure travelers with spacious accommodation, a broad array of leisure facilities, extensive meeting space and international dinning choices. Eastern Palace Hotel is the ideal choice for all travelers to Mandalay.

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.

MANDALAY HILL RESORT

Lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill with a panoramic view of a myriad of pagodas and faces the distinctive architecture of the Royal Palace and its beautiful moat. Just one hour by air from Yangon and twenty minutes flight from Bagan, Mandalay lies within reach of some of most remarkable archaeological sites in the world that has inspired visitors to Myanmar for nearly a thousand years.

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.

PRINCESS HOTEL – KYAING TONG

Princess Hotel is conveniently located in the downtown Keng Tung, closed to the main market, stores, Old Palang Gate, and Mahamyatmuni Pagoda, with good neighborhood. The well maintained clean rooms with two categories  Standard and 7-Superior (first and second floors) rooms. All rooms have private bath with hot/cold shower, mini-bar, Sat TV, and telephone.

  • 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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