Extraordinary Myanmar with Hpa An & Mawlamyaing

Trip Code

EMWHAM

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

17 days

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Maximum Seats

8

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Rangoon, Kyaikhtiyo, Hpa An, Mawlamyine, Bago, Mandalay, Bagan, Heho, Pindaya, Inle Lake

Start and end in Rangoon! With the In-depth Cultural tour Extraordinary Myanmar with Hpa An & Mawlamyaing, you have a 17 days tour package taking you through Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma) and 9 other destinations in Myanmar (Burma). Extraordinary Myanmar with Hpa An & Mawlamyaing includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 01: Yangon-Arrival

International Arrival at Yangon airport & transfer to your hotel for check-in and refreshment. Then in the afternoon, visit animated downtown area for presentation of Yangon busiest life and colonial buildings. Continue visiting the Reclining Buddha Image “Chaukhtetgyi” and then to Shwedagon Pagoda “masterpiece of Yangon”, feel the wonderful color of the reflection of sunset. Overnight in Yangon
Day 2

Day 02: Yangon- Golden Rock (by car)

Meals: Breakfast In the morning, continue by road to Kyaikhtiyo (4hr of road 190km south of Yangon), one of the most curious Burmese sites, also the largest pilgrimage center of the country. A huge rock is a miracle, balanced on a cliff. You arrive at Kyaikhto (Kimpun Camp), and continue a rise for 45 minutes in a truck which will allow you to make the climb up to Top Mountain. Upon arrival, make check-in at the hotel and visit the site. Overnight at Golden Rock
Day 3

Day 03: Golden Rock–Hpa An (by car)

Meals: Breakfast After breakfast, walking down from Golden Rock and take back the truck until your car and depart for Hpa–An (about 120 km from Kyaikhto- 2:30 hrs) by suitable road which take to the south of the country. In the afternoon, visit Kawtkun Cave, the most beautiful with thousands of miniature clay and stone carved Buddhas covered in gold and bronze line the walls of the cave. Overnight at Hpa an
Day 4

Day 04: Hpa-An (hiking and cave adventure)

Meals: Breakfast Morning, climb up to Mt Zwegabin 722m high, from its summit, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. There are thousands of Buddha images spreading out at the base. Then, continue towards Sadan Cave A few kilometers drive from Hpa-An. Sadan Cave is a natural cave that can be crossed during a 15-20 minutes’ walk through a long dark tunnel (there is Electricity) till you find an opening natural paradise. From the exit, take a small canoe ride, passing under the stone cave and through endless paddy fields surrounded by natural landscape. Visit to the Karen village near the cave. In the afternoon, visit to Bat Cave, and enjoyed there during sunset. It is a small cave that cannot be entered but you can go there for sunset when, literally, hundreds of thousands of bats fly out. They are said to be flying all the way to Mawlalmyaing to feed and come back every morning. Overnight at Hpa an
Day 5

Day 05: Hpa-An- Mawlamyaing (by car or by boat)

Meals: Breakfast This morning, transfer to jetty and take private boat to Mawlamyaing for about 4 hours and arrive about 5 pm. On the way, visit to U Nar Aut Village and richly decorated pagoda and Gaung Say Island. Then, continue to Mawlamyaing. Remark: during raining season, Hpa An to Mawlamyaing is by car In the afternoon, visit to teak wood monastery offered by Queen Sein Done of Mandalay and then continue to Kyaikthanlan pagoda that offers panorama view of the city surrounded by river and the port and ended the day by the sight of sunset from there. Overnight at Mawlamyaing
Day 6

Day 06: Mudon- Kyaikkhame- Setse- Mawlamyaing

Meals: Breakfast 30 mins- route to Mudon for Win Sein Tawya with the biggest reclining Buddha Image, 100 m long that allows to visit inside like Buddhist museum. Then, 45 minutes’ drive, arrive at Than Phyu Zayat and visit War Cemetery which contains graves of allied soldiers who died building the railway. And continue land route to Kyaikkhame for Yelai Phaya which is a metal-roofed Buddha shrine perched over the sea. Then around half an hour drive, you will arrive at Setse beach, a wide brown-sand beach. Back to Mawlamyaing. Overnight at Mawlamyaing
Day 7

Day 07: Mawlamyaing – Yangon

Meals: Breakfast After breakfast, return to Yangon by car about 6-hour drive. On the way, stop by Bago to visit Kambawzathadi Palace rebuilding as the old model of king “Bayinnaung” house of 16th century, “Shwethalyaung” pagoda and Kyaik-pun with colossal 4 Buddha Image. Arrive back at Yangon in the evening. Overnight at Yangon
Day 8

Day 08: Yangon– Mandalay (by Flight)

Meals: Breakfast In this morning, drive to the airport to go to Mandalay. Upon arrival, visit Mandalay, the last kingdom as well as the center of the Myanmar cultural, tradition, arts and crafts. Upon arrival, visit Maharmuni Buddha Image and gold-leaf workshop, sculptures & wood-carving and puppets workshop. In the evening, visit famous golden palace monastery, the only vestige of Royal Palace, and Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world biggest book and enjoy sunset from Mandalay Hill, 200m high. Overnight at Mandalay
Day 9

Day 09: Mingun–Ava–Amarapura

Meals: Breakfast After breakfast, transfer to jetty to take local private boat for Mingun, at 7 miles north of Mandalay, crossing Irrawaddy River that will give you river scene with activities of fishermen and bamboo barges. Walkway of the village, visit Pahtotawgyi temple, the world’s unfinished pagoda and its gigantic bell and Mya Thein Dan Pagoda. Continue visit to the ancient capitals of Ava, several Burmese kingdoms for 5 centuries and local ferry with crossing of river which allows access to the island of Ava, and visit by horse cart for an original discovery of this site today and visit the monastery in drums teakwood BagayaKyaung and Mai Nu Oakkyaung. Visit to Amarapura, the ancient capital before Mandalay, and learn monastic life in Maha Gandayon monastery. Walk on U Bein Wooden Bridge or take a canoe in Taungthaman Lake to enjoy sunset &the scenic beauty and ways of fishing. Overnight at Mandalay
Day 10

Day 10: Mandalay- Bagan (by car or Alliance Myanamar)

Landroute from Mandalay to Bagan (3.5 hours) during low season (from April to September) Meals: breakfast, lunch After breakfast, depart to Bagan about about 3.5-hour drive. On the way, a visit to a village on road if you are interested. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Lunch at a local restaurant. Free time in the evening. Alliance Myanmar River Cruise from Mandalay to Bagan (8 hours) during high season (from October to March) Meals: breakfast, lunch This morning transfer to jetty and embark Alliance River Cruise/ RV Panorama to Bagan. The whole cruising day gives you the opportunity to see ways of life on Irrawaddy, famous River which originates at north of country at base of Himilaya and flows to the South to enter into Indian Ocean. With RV Panorama, one village will be visited on the way to observe ways of life of villagers. Arrive at Bagan in the evening. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Bagan
Day 11

Day 11: Bagan

Meals: Breakfast Visit Myinkabar Village where can be found Myingabar Gubyaukgyi Temple for mural paintings and Manuha and Nan Phaya, etc. In the afternoon, visit the suggested buildings; are venerable Ananda Temple, Shwe Gu Gyi, Maha Bodhi, etc. Visit to Sulamani Sunset Viewing Hill from which you'll see a fabulous sunset, which can’t be missed. Overnight at Bagan
Day 12

Day 12: Bagan (Home cooked Dinner)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner In the morning, visit colourful Nyaung U Market and then Shwezigone, Gubyaukgyi Temple for its mural paintings and Htilominlo Temple. Visit different temples near Min Nan Thu village and then, West Phwar-Saw village to see the daily life of villagers. In the late afternoon, continue the visit to the colossal temple “Dhammayangyi” and “Sulamani”by horse cart passing through jungle of temples. In the evening, taste of home cooked dinner in local home of New Bagan. Overnight at Bagan
Day 13

Day 13: Bagan– Heho/ Pindaya/ Inle (by flight)

Meals: Breakfast After breakfast, drive to airport to fly to Heho. Then, leave by car towards Pindaya, passing through picturesque view of the page-work fields. You will arrive in the evening and visit Pindaya cave, natural cave which is home to over eight thousands of Buddha images. And then observe traditional Shan paper and umbrella production. Then, visit to Pindaya Lake where you can meet local people. Then, leave for Nyaung Shwe, the gate entrance of the Lake, famous for its nature and traditional leg-rowers and fishing. By 30 minutes –boat, transfer to your hotel resort in Inle Lake for check-in and refreshment. Overnight at Inle
Day 14

Day 14: Inle

Meals: Breakfast This morning, spend a full day aboard a boat exploring the breathtaking lake, which is surrounded on both sides by high hills. You will have an opportunity to visit the 5 days market, which is held once in every five days. It is the best opportunity to see hill tribes coming down to sell and buy their products. Visit floating villages scattered along the lake and floating firms, traditional fishing, traditional art and crafts. Visit silk/ Lotus weaving village of Inbawkhone village and Cheroot making and Ngephechaung monastery with its collection of Buddha Images. Overnight at Inle
Day 15

Day 15: Inle

Meals: Breakfast After breakfast, starts to explore the exquisite sights of Inle Lake by boat, visiting floating villages scattered along the lake and floating firms, traditional fishing, traditional art and crafts. Visit to a market in a village to observe local products. Then, continue the visit to Indein village for promenade along Indein Pagoda complex, standing over one thousand stupa on the hill side by passing Indein canal with scenic beauty. Then visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most venerable pagoda of Shan State. Overnight at Inle
Day 16

Day 16: Inle/Nyaung Shwe/Heho-Yangon (by flight)

Meals: Breakfast Transfer to airport for flight back to Yangon. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit to downtown laid out by the British in a typical colonial grid, Yangon's shaded streets are a delight to roam. Visit to Bogyoke Aung San Market, well-known as Scott Market. Overnight at Yangon
Day 17

Day 17: International Departure

Meals: Breakfast Transfer to airport for international Departure depending on the flight schedule.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 3598 USD 3198 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 3798 USD 3398 USD 4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with TUI an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .

INCLUDES:

All nights accommodation
 Breakfast  and lunch daily
 All transfers and road transport in air-conditioned vehicles
 Four domestic flights
 All sightseeing as specified and entrance fees included
 Expert local guides throughout
 Tour arrival and departure transfers

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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