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BEST OF MYANMAR

YANGON – GOLDEN ROCK – BAGO – BAGAN – MANDALAY – INLE LAKE – YANGON (7 DAYS – 6 NIGHTS)

DAY 1: ARRIVE YANGON & YANGON 

Upon arrival at airport, welcome by our Guide and he will be held on   placard with your name on it. And then transfer to hotel for check-in. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is still a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one of the most fascinating and authentic capitals of South-East Asia. This afternoon, you will begin a 2.5-hour walking tour through central Yangon.  Starting at Yangon’s Heritage Trust Office on Lower Pansodan Road and Highlights include City Hall, the High Court and the former Burma Railways Company – one of Yangon’s oldest administrative buildings.

From here, continue to Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Although the origins of the pagoda are unclear, the local legend states that the original structure was built 2500 years ago then renovated several times until taking its current shape in the 15th century. The 8-sided central stupa is 99 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf and is surrounded by 64 smaller stupas and your guide will show you around the massive complex, explaining why this temple is so revered. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point.

Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon.

DAY 2: YANGON – GOLDEN ROCK PAGODA                                                 

After breakfast, you will overland drive to Kyaik Hto to go to the Golden Rock (driving hour about 4 hours). One the way, we visit to Htaukkyant War Cemetery. Then proceed to overland driving to Golden Rock. Arrive at pilgrim-village is a starting point to the famous Golden Rock. From our hotel in Kyaikhtiyo we first take a truck and then enjoy the trekking to Golden Rock, it will take about 1 hour up the hill to enjoy the sunset at the Golden Rock. The famous ‘Golden Rock’ is a sacred, massive gold-leafed boulder delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff near the top of Mt. Kyaikhtiyo and it is one of the most revered Buddhist shrines.

Stay overnight at Golden Rock Pagoda

DAY 3: GOLDEN ROCK – BAGO – YANGON                                                   

After morning breakfast, you will check out Hotel. Then, drive back to Yangon by coach. On the way, visit to Bago, Located only 80 km, was an ancient capital of Mon Kingdom in 15th century and enjoy the Bago sightseeing including Shwethalyaung Reclining Buddha (55 metres long), Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Myo Ma Local Market, 28 meter high huge Buddha Image of Kyaikpun Pagoda, Chinese Kwanyin Temple and upon your interest, you can visit the Kanbawzathardi Palace of King Bayinnaung.

Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon.

DAY 4:  YANGON TO BAGAN FLIGHT & BAGAN SIGHTSEEING                           

After breakfast, you will head to Bagan and upon arrival begin sightseeing at Nyaung Oo Market.  Next will be Shwezigone Pagoda (in which the Frontlet Relic of Buddha was enshrined), Gubyaukgyi Temple (noted for its wall paintings), Htilominlo Pagoda (one of the largest temples of Bagan and noted for its fine plaster carvings), Ananda Okkyaung (a brick monastery with 18th Century mural paintings) and Dhammayangyi Pagoda (extending approximately 255 feet on each of its four sides)

After lunch, you will visit a local family workshop to watch the production process of lacquer ware, one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. Then you will continue on to Thatbyinnyu Pagoda (Bagan’s tallest temple at almost 217 ft) and Nanpaya temple (a unique sandstone monument).   Then you’ll enjoy the breathtaking sunset from Shwesandaw Pagoda, the most popular sunset-viewing spot in Bagan.  You will stay overnight in Bagan.

DAY 5:  BAGAN TO MANDALAY FLIGHT & MANDALAY – AMARAPURA SIGHTSEEING     

This morning fly to Mandalay. Mandalay is Myanmar’s cultural capital. The nature focus of the city is an abrupt hill, rising above a vast moated and walled square.

On arrival, we’ll first visit to Mahamuni Pogada, 13ft-high sated Buddha image which is one of Myanmar’s most famous. Continue your tour of Mandalay with a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the title ‘World’s Biggest Book’. Continue to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace. This grand teak building is known for its exquisite woodcarving.

You will head to the top of Mandalay Hill to enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River.

In the afternoon, we’ll drive to Amarapura, a former capital whose name means ‘City of Immortality’. First visit a silk weaving workshop which produces exquisite handmade products and then visit Mahagandayon monastery, when over one-thousand monks reside. After touring this tranquil site, continue to U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest and 200 year-old teak bridge. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams.

Stay overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

 

DAY 6: MANDALAY TO HEHO FLIGHT & INLE LAKE SIGHTSEEING                                             

After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Heho. On arrival at Heho airport, you will drive to Inle Lake and enjoy a boat ride for the whole day. Your sightseeing will start with a visit to the Phaungdawoo Pagoda, which houses five small Buddha images.   The temple is also home to an annual festival, usually held during the month of October and which is the biggest occasion held in the Inlet Lake. The next must see stop is Nag Phi Chaung Monastery, an attractive wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake at the end of the 1850s and where you can see the popular jumping cats leap through the hoops. You also have an the option to see the Padaung or “Copper Neck” hill tribe. Your tour will continue with a visit to local shops, specializing in silk, lotus, and traditional iron work. Time permitting; you can visit a Shan paper making facility, before an overnight stay at your hotel.

Stay overnight on Inle Lake.

DAY 7: HEHO TO YANGON FLIGHT & SIGHTSEEING AND DEPARTURE                     

After morning breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Yangon. On arrival at Yangon airport, you will proceed to visit Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, which is famous for its huge image of a reclining Buddha and which was built in 1966 to replace the old image built in1907. You will also have the option to visit Kandawgyi Lake and surrounding areas, which offer numerous photo opportunities. Next, you will go shopping at the Bogyoke market (formerly “Scott market”) where you can get a wide range of Myanmar handicrafts, jewelry, fabrics and lacquer ware.  Time permitting, your guide will bring you to the famous MK gems shop, where high quality gems are displayed in eight different decorated show rooms.

Then, you will transfer to Yangon International airport for your departure.

Included Services:

  • 06 Nights accommodation with sharing Twin/Double basic
  • All the transfers and excursion with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers
  • Domestic Flights (Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Heho – Yangon)
  • English speaking guide services (Different Guide in each place)
  • Open Truck Services Up & Down at Golden Rock Pagoda sharing with the people
  • Private Boat Services for Inle Lake excursion
  • Entrance fees for visiting places in the program
  • Water and refreshing towel in touring days
  • Services mentioned in the program

 

Excluded Services:

    • International flight in/out
    • Porter charges at airports and jetties
    • Meals mentioned in the program (L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • Drinks, tips and personal expenses
    • Compulsory Christmas and New Year Eve Dinner
    • Visa and Insurance fees
    • Any other items and services not mentioned in the program
    • Separate Transfer from/to airport
    • Fuel surcharge for flights

 

 Please Note!: If some of the hotels below are fully booked, we will arrange for you another hotel with the same star rating within the same area

Accommodation in sharing Twin/Double room (Standard Category)

City Hotel Name Hotel Category Room Category
Yangon Jasmine Palace Hotel Standard Class Superior
Bagan Hotel Yadanarbon Standard Class Superior
Inle Lake Hupin Khaung Daing Hotel Standard Class Superior
Mandalay Mandalay City Hotel Standard Class Superior

Accommodation in sharing Twin/Double room (Superior Category)

City Hotel Name Hotel Category Room Category
Yangon Summit Park View Hotel Superior Class Superior
Bagan Bagan Thande Hotel Superior Class Superior
Inle Lake Amata Garden Resort Superior Class Deluxe
Mandalay Eastern Palace Hotel Superior Class Deluxe

 

Accommodation in sharing Twin/Double room (Deluxe Category)

City Hotel Name Hotel Category Room Category
Yangon Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Deluxe Class Deluxe
Bagan Hotel @ Tharabar Gate Deluxe Class Deluxe
Inle Lake Pristine Lotus Resort Deluxe Class Inle Lotus Villa
Mandalay Mandalay Hill Resort Deluxe Class Superior Palace View

 

Domestic Flights

Sector Airline
Yangon – Bagan Air Kanbawza (K7), Air Bagan (W9), Asian Wings (YJ), Yangon Airways (YH), Air Mandalay (6T), Mann Yadanarpon (7Y)
Bagan – Mandalay
Mandalay – Heho
Heho – Yangon
*Flight time and airfares may be subjected to change without priority notice by airlines. *

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