Essential Myanmar (11 Days)


Essential MYANMAR

YANGON – BAGAN – MANDALAY – INLE LAKE – GOLDEN ROCK – YANGON

11days – 10nights

 

Day 1 :Arrival to Yangon – Whole day Sightseeing in Yangon City (By Car)

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.

Morning sightseeing starts : Swe Taw Myat Zedi (Buddha’s Replica Tooth Relic Pagoda, Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda) built for memorial of the 1954-56 sixth Buddhist Synod, is located on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Mayangon Township. And then proceed to Mahapasana Guha : “ Great Cave “ , built close to the Kaba Aye Pagoda. After check in the hotel, take some relax for a while.

Afternoon sightseeing Chaukhtatkyi Reclining Buddha Image: 230 ft (70 m) long in the pose of rest, And then Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the Royal Lake for photo shop.

Evening: the original image was built in 1907 and Shwedagon Pagoda: world famous glistening gold stupa towering over the city with spearing to height of 326 fees.

Stay overnight at Hotel in Yangon.

 

Day 2: Yangon- Bagan – Whole day sightseeing in Bagan (By Flight/ Car)               

Breakfast at hotel. In the early morning, transfer to airport and leave for Bagan, upon arrival in Bagan, transfer to hotel.

Morning tour highlights: Nyaung Oo Market, Shwezigon Pagoda; the prototype of later Myanmar Stupas, Kyansittha Umin, a tunnel with an interesting feature of paintings; Gawdawpalin (aka) Kandawplin Pagoda : on the road between Nyaung U and New Bagan, near the Archaeological Museum , it is two story temple and one of the largest and most imposing Bagan Temples, Thatbyinnyu Pagoda : built in AD 1144 by Alaungsithu, Bagan highest temple (about 160yd east of Nathlaung Kyaung and 220yd south east of Shwegugyi) is built of 4 storied of 207ft hight, Shwegugyi Pagoda , Tharabar Gate : the best preserved remains of the 9th century wall and the only gate still standing, it is built by Pyinbya Min, the first king of Bagan, the traces of old stucco can still be seen on the gateway.

Stay overnight at hotel in Bagan.

 

Day 03: Bagan – Mt. Popa- Bagan Excursion (By Car)                                              

After morning breakfast, visit to Mt. Popa, a one hour drive from Bagan on the road to Mandalay, rises 1520 metres into the sky. Climbing to the summit takes about 45 minutes and you can visit the Mahagiri Shrine dedicated to the “Nats” (spirits) at the top where there is a wonderful panoramic view. And then back to Bagan. En route stop at Toddy Field to observe how to make Jaggery.

Stay overnight at Hotel in Bagan.

 

Day 04: Bagan-Mandalay-Amarapura (By Flight/Car) 

After breakfast, transfer to airport for fly to Mandalay.

Arrive at Mandalay, you can start your sightseeing: Amarapura, an ancient capital of Myanmar, where we can observe the life of over 1000 monks at Mahagandayon. Then the venerable Mahamuni Pagoda, and continue to Mahalawka Marazein Kuthodaw Pagoda.

Enjoy spectacular views at sunset from Mandalay Hill, where there are interesting glass-studded temples.

Stay overnight at Hotel in Mandalay.

 

Day 05 :Mandalay- Sagaing-Innwa (Ava) (By Car)                      

Breakfast at hotel. Visit to Sagain sightseeing. Kaung Hmu Daw Pagoda :  built in 1636 by King Thalon to comnerorate Inwa’s establishment as the royal capital of Myanmar) , visit picturesque Sagaing Hill, where hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. This is perhaps the living centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today.

Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda nearby was constructed in 1312, U Min Thonzeh Pagoda, U Min Chaukzeh Pagoda & U Min Koezeh Pagoda.

Afternoon sightseeing For Innwa . Firstly you take by small boat across the Ayeyearwaddy River . Start sightseeing : Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery (aka) Me Nu Oke Kyaung : a brick and stucco monastery built by Nanmadaw Me Nu, the chief queen of Bagyidaw, of her royal about U Bok (Nyaunggan Sayadaw) in 1822 & located on the south bank of Ayeyawaddy River and north edge of Inwa, Bagaya Kyaung : the largest measures 60ft in height and 9ft in circumference, Nanmyint Hmyawzin (Nanmyint watchtower) : you can’t see panoramic view at the places because now not allowed for climbing .

Walk over U-Bein Bridge, which is over a kilometer long and enjoy spectacular views at sunset.

Stay overnight at Hotel in Mandalay.

 

Day 06: Mandalay- Heho-Pindaya-Inle Lake (By Flight/Car)       

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Mandalay Airport for flight to Heho Airport. As soon as Heho Airport arrive, direct drive (about 2 hours) to the small quite town, Pindaya and to enjoy the great scenic beauty of the countryside along the road to Pindaya. Visit Pindaya Caves: these caves are ensconced in a limestone ridge overlooking the lake. Inside the cavern there are more than 8000 Buddha Images-made from alabaster, teak, marble, brick, lacquer and cement and are arrange in such a way as to from a labyrinth throughout the various cave chambers. Then proceed to Shwe U Min Paya. This is a cluster of low stupas just below the ridge near the Pindaya Caves . Then proceed to Inle Lake.

Overnight stay hotel in Inle Lake.

 

Day 07: Inle Lake  Normal Sightseeing (By Boat)                           

Morning breakfast at hotel, Start visit by boat to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery it is famous name is (Jumping Cats Monastery), one of the oldest monasteries on the lake .

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State.  See traditional handicrafts – silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop.  Pass endless floating gardens, where fruit and vegetables are grown.

Overnight stay at hotel in Inle Lake

 

Day 08: Inle Lake  -Heho-Yangon Sightseeing (By Boat/Car/Flight)                 

After breakfast at the Hotel, transfer to Airport for fly to Yangon. Arrive at Yangon Domestic Airport, pick up to the hotel.

And then Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the Royal Lake for photo shop. And then go shopping to BogyokeAung San market (formerly Scott Market), where you can find wide range of souvenirs, handicraft shops, gems and jewelry famous for their qualities. Remark: That is closed on Monday. And then proceed to China Town: you can see a variety of restaurants, cyber café, clothing shops and street vendors. During the Chinese New Year holiday is most crowded in this part. Chinatown can give one an amazing experience.

Overnight at Hotel in Yangon.

Day 09: Yangon – Golden Rock (Kyaik Htie Yoe) (By Flight/Car) 

After morning breakfast, you will drive to Kyaik Hto to go to the Golden Rock (driving hour about 4 hours). One the way, you can see green forests and farms.

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. Overnight at Hotel in Mt.Kyaikhtiyo.

 

Day 10: Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon (By Car)                         

After morning breakfast, you will check out from 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,  28 meter high huge Buddha Image of Kyaikpun Pagoda, Chinese Kwanyin Temple. Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.

 

Day 11: International Yangon Departure 

Breakfast at hotel. Then transfer to airport to proceed your International flight for returning journey.

 

 

SERVICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation based on 10 Nights Twin or Double Room sharing program including Daily Hotel breakfast
  • All kinds of internal transportation as above mentioned itinerary
  • Domestic Air-ticket fees for Yangon-Bagan, Bagan-Mandalay, Mandalay-Heho and Heho-Yangon
  • Domestic Airport Tax & Fuel Charges
  • Private boat sightseeing on Inle Lake
  • Open Truck Fees Up & Down sharing with local people
  • English Speaking Guide (Different Guide in each place)
  • Entrance Fees & Zone Fees as per mentioned program
  • Good local car experienced car driver
  • Government Tax
  • Service Tax

 

Service Excluded:

  • International Ticket Fare with insurance surcharge and Fuel surcharge
  • Visa Fees & Travels insurance
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner)
  • Early Check in and Late Check out
  • Visits not mentioned in the program
  • Camera or Video Camera fees
  • Reclining Chair for golden rock trip.
  • Tips and gratitude to guides / drivers / porters at the hotels & Airports
  • Credit card fees (6.6%) only Master and Visa Card or bank transfer fees for non-cash payments
  • Personal Expense such as beverages, telephone calls, laundry services, Mini bar, etc….
  • Drinks at meals and purify drinking water and snow Towel along in program
  • Myanmar Visa Fees 30 USD

Other services not mentioned above including

Accommodation in sharing Twin/Double room (Standard Category)

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

 

CityHotel NameHotel CategoryRoom Category
YangonHotel Grand UnitedStandard ClassSuperior
BaganHotel YadanarbonStandard ClassSuperior
MandalayHotel Yadanarbon MandalayStandard ClassSuperior
Inle LakeHupin Khaung Daing HotelStandard ClassSuperior
Golden RockKyaikhto HotelStandard ClassSuperior

 

Accommodation in sharing Twin/Double room (Superior Category)

 

CityHotel NameHotel CategoryRoom Category
YangonJasmine Palace HotelSuperior ClassSuperior
BaganBagan Thande HotelSuperior ClassSuperior
MandalayEastern Palace HotelSuperior ClassDeluxe
Inle LakeAmata Garden ResortSuperior ClassDeluxe
Golden RockMountain Top HotelSuperior ClassDeluxe

 

Accommodation in sharing Twin/Double room (Deluxe Category)

 

CityHotel NameHotel CategoryRoom Category
YangonChatrium HotelDeluxe ClassDeluxe
BaganThe Hotel @ Tharabar GateDeluxe ClassDeluxe
MandalayMandalay Hill ResortDeluxe ClassSuperior Palace View
Inle LakePristine Lotus Spa ResortDeluxe ClassInle Lotus Villa
Golden RockMountain Top HotelSuperior ClassDeluxe

 

Domestic Flights

 

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


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