Bests of Myanmar Tour
Tour duration: 12 Days 11 Nights
Where to visit: Yangon – Bagan – Mt Popa - Mandalay - Mingun - Inle Lake - Ngapali - Yangon
Tour starts in : Yangon (Myanmar) Tour complete in: Yangon (Myanmar)
Tour Types: Private and Customized Tour
When to go: Anytime Requested
Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel to drop off your luggage. If you arrived by mid day flight, we may proceed for lunch. After lunch, a walk through "downtown" Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architectures from the British times, and high-rises built by more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city centre.
Late afternoon visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar's most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz - a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this "Golden Land".
Meal: Welcome Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan
This morning we head for the airport to get the early morning domestic flight to Bagan. Check into the hotel and depart for a sightseeing excursion around the Bagan Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. A comprehensive exploration of Bagan includes Nyaung Oo market; Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; Kyansittha Umin; Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite mural painting of 13th century and Htilominlo Temple.
In the afternoon, after a visit to lacquer ware workshops; continue to Manuha Temple built by exile King Manuha; Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha; Ananda Temple, architectural masterpiece and Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi colour mural paintings. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of the temple of Bagan.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
Day 4: Bagan – Mt Popa – Bagan
Do not miss the amazing sunrise in Bagan then proceed to Mt Popa after your breakfast at hotel.
Mt. Popa, known as the abode of Nats (spirits) - a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honoured by some Myanmar people and the nat museum, which houses 37 life-size nat statues sculpted from teak. It's time to climb for 777 steps to the summit. Proceed to your resort (1hour drive) for our lunch. The restaurant offers a great view to the Popa summit that stands straight from the central plain. After lunch, return drive back to Bagan. On the way back, en-route stop at village cottage industry to learn the regional product as well as to watch the collection of juice from the palm trees, and its conversion to brown sugar
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
Day 5: Bagan – Mandalay
This morning, we transfer to Nyaung U airport for flight to Mandalay. When you arrive at Mandalay airport, drive to ancient capital of Amarapura, the city of Immortality for a visit to Bagaya Monastery with a famous collection of Buddha images; weaving industries, two-century old U-Bein teak bridge on the Taungtaman Lake and observe the lunch process of thousand of monks who take their last meal of the day at 10:00 am in total silence. Proceed to Mandalay and check in at the hotel.
After refreshment, you will take a sightseeing tour of Mandalay which includes Mahanumi, a life like Buddha image. Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar and that make her to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way. Continue visit the Old Palace grounds; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world's largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha's Doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Day 6: Mandalay – Mingun – Inwa(Ava) – Mandalay
After breakfast, you will be transferred for Jetty for a private boat across the river Ayeywarwaddy to visit Mingun. The dedications of King Bodawpaya such as the unfinished Pathodawgyi Pagoda a brick counterpart of pyramid in Egypt and the Mingun Bell, the second largest bell in the world are the most prominent religious heritages. Then visiting the Myatheintan Pagoda, the best representation of the Universe, will refresh your tiredness and fatigue. Return to Mandalay.
After your lunch time, drive to Ava, 30-minute to the south of Mandalay, was known in the west as the Kingdom of Ava. Stop by a tributary and cross it with a ferry. Travel by pony-cart around Ava to Nanmyint leaning tower which gives a birds' eye view of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River; Bagaya wooden monastery; Aungmyaybonza Monastery made of brick and stucco. Though the Royal Palace has gone, the Pagodas, Temples and Monasteries still remain. Return drive to Mandalay and see the silversmith work place on our way back to hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Take morning flight back to Yangon. Enjoy the rest of the day with some shopping at Scott market and drive a bit out of downtown for scared pagodas. Free time until your onward international flights. End of the services.
Accommodation: Not available
PRICE GUIDE FOR THE BESTS OF MYANMAR TOUR
Price Policy: Quote is for 3-star room standards, in US$, per person and based on Twin sharing basis
|Price valid till Dec 2017||Discount on May to Sep||From Jan - Apr & Oct - Dec|
|Group of 2 persons (US$/person)||1650||1770|
|Group of 4 persons (US$/person)||1450||1580|
|Important Notes: Prices subject to availability. Surcharge in Peak Times eg: Christmas Eve, New Year Eve 2017, Water festival may be applicable|
- Hotel rooms based on twin/ double sharing
- All domestic flights
- Private transfer by A/C verhicles
- Boat transfer as indicated
- English speaking guide
(Other language guide, please request)
- Meals indicated in the itinerary
(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Entrance fees where applied
- Water and tissues
- Service charges and taxes
- Visa arrangement (now with Evisa)
- Meals not mentioned in program
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Others services not indicated
Passports and Visas
- Go to Myanmar Embassies and Consulates in your home country and you will be guided procedure. You may want to check the list of countries where Myanmar has embassies and consulate offices by clicking here.
- Obtain VISA On Arrival (VOA). For tourists coming from countries has no Myanmar Diplomatic Rep offices, you can obtain VOA online via www.myanmarevisa.gov.mm – the official portal for VOA by Myanmar government. The portal launched in Sep 01, 2014 and took its pilot operation for a month. Providing you encounter any issue, please contact us for support.
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Cards and Currency
- The US$ notes must be new.
- The US$ notes torn, marked, folded will not be accepted.
- The US$ notes having series before 2003 backward may not accepted.
- Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you.
- Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order.
- We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. If you lose the originals while traveling, you'll have copies for easier reporting and replacement.
- You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names.
- We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock.
- Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage.
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