The Burmese Culture Release offers you an unique Mynamar that make makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia. As usual, you start from the Myanmar gateway Yangon and its surrounding Twante pottery village then fly to Bagan, the significant archeological sites visiting Mount Popa before heading to Mandalay and Amarapura – home of “the city of Immortality” founded in 1783 AD and the ‘World’s Biggest Book’ Kuthodaw Pagoda.
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: Twante Pottery Excursion | Meal: B - L | Overnight: Yangon
In the morning you have a river-boat trip cruising on the Yangon river to the Twante town, a small provincial town famous for its pottery activities, 25 kilometers far from Yangon. Visit some local traditional potteries and take a local trishaw through the town streets wandering around the town. River-boat again back to Yangon. In the afternoon you visit 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 Mandalay - Mingun | Meal: B - D | Overnight: Mandalay
In the morning you have a transfer to Nyaung U airport for flight to Mandalay, the cultural heart of Myanmar, founded in 1857. Take a private boat to Mingun to visit its famous huge and incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda built in 1791 and the Mingun Bell, considered as the biggest hanging bell in the world. Back to hotel for check-in. In the 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. Last stop today is the Mandalay Hill where you enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River.
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: Fly to Yangon | Meal: B | Overnight: Yangon
In the morning you fly back to Yangon. Upon arrive 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 such as Mahabandoola Park, the Independent Monument the City Hall, the Little India and walk along Strand Road to admire British old colonial buildings. Check-in. At leisure.
Day 9: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
Compulsory Gala dinner on Christmas or New Year if any
Other services not mentioned above
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