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Myanmar

Trip Code

M

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

15 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, Inle Lake, Pindaya, Mandalay, Pyin U Lwin, Bagan

Start and end in Rangoon! With the In-depth Cultural tour Myanmar, you have a 15 days tour package taking you through Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma) and 5 other destinations in Myanmar (Burma). Myanmar includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

DAY 1: Yangon

Overview: After arrival at Yangon’s international airport, participants make their own way to the hotel. Our tour commences with a full tour briefing at 6pm, followed by a welcome dinner at our hotel. Accommodation: We spend 3 nights at the Park Royal Hotel, Yangon, or a similar accommodation.
Day 2

DAY 2: Yangon

Wake up to breakfast at the hotel, and then get ready for your transfer to the airport to take a domestic flight to Bagan. Upon your arrival, meet our guide who will accompany you to your tour through Bagan. We´ll start by contemplating the views of the magnificent plains of Bagan on the way to the golden stupa of the Shwezigon Pagoda, where you’ll receive a crash course in Bagan’s rich history. Then, visit the nearby Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jataka mural paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple, noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. After the lunch (own expenses) we´ll continue our tour to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful houses of worship, and taste Burmese Beatle nuts as locals do. From here, we´ll continue our tour passing the highest temple in Bagan, Thatbyinnyu, Dhammayangyi Temple, a massive temple noted for its remarkable brickwork, and Sulamani Temple. Enjoying the sunset over this unique ancient town will be the best way to wrap up our Bagan´s discoveries. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 3

DAY 3: Yangon

Overview: Our sightseeing in Yangon continues with its waterfront. We will visit the Botataung Pagoda, a famous landmark on Yangon’s waterfront, and home to an unusual stupa that can be explored internally. Before proceeding to Bogyoke market, we visit Nanthida Jetty where people commute from the other side of Yangon River. We then return to the hotel for some leisure time. In the evening, we will visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda which dates back 2,500 years. The stupa is sheathed in 11 tonnes of pure gold and 4,350 diamonds weighing 1800 carats. It is most spectacular at sunset, offering visitors a breathtaking show of light and shadow. Accommodation: 1 night at the Park Royal Hotel, or similar accommodation.
Day 4

DAY 4: Inle Lake

Overview: This morning, we will fly north from Yangon to Heho. On arrival, we will travel by coach to Inle Lake. After checking into our hotel, we will board private longboats to begin our exploration of Inle’s enchanting water world. Highlights include the the unique ‘one-legged’ rowing style that Inle’s boatmen use, the floating gardens, villages built on stilts over the lake itself, and traditional local industries including silversmithing, cheroot making and weaving. We will also visit the famous Paungdaw Oo Pagoda. It is home to five solid gold images reportedly brought to Inle Lake after the fall of Bagan in the 13th century. We will also visit the bustling ‘5 day market’ where the local Pa’O and Intha people come to sell their produce. Accommodation: 1 night at the Pristine Lotus Spa & Resort, or similar accommodation.
Day 5

DAY 5: Pindaya

Overview: This morning, we re-board our longboats on the main lake for a lovely trip up a side canal to visit Indein village, the hidden treasure of Inle Lake. There will be a walking tour through bamboo groves along streams where children and young monks play, as well as to the Shwe Indein pagoda complex which houses small temples and stupas dating back to the 11th century. We then return to the main part of Inle Lake for lunch. After checking out from our hotel, we take a scenic drive through the countryside at the northern end of the Lake and visit the Red Mountain winery en route to the small town of Pindaya, where we spend the night. Accommodation: 1 night at the Pindaya Inle Inn, or similar accommodation.
Day 6

DAY 6: Mandalay

Overview: This morning, we will visit the small, local market in Pindaya for a taste of village life. This is followed by a tour through the astonishing Shwe Oo Taung cave complex, formed over 200 million years ago and now home to over 8,000 images of the Buddha. We return to Heho airport in the afternoon to catch a flight to Mandalay. Accommodation: 2 nights at the Sedona Hotel, or similar accommodation.
Day 7

DAY 7: Mandalay

Overview: This morning, we will transfer to the riverbank to board our private chartered boat upriver to Mingun. Here, we will see the mammoth pagoda commonly referred to as ‘the largest pile of bricks in the world’ (widely believed to be abandoned before construction was finished). A lovely stroll along the riverbank takes us to Mingun Bell, the world’s largest ringing bell. We then proceed to the outstanding Mya Thein Tan Pagoda, also referred to as the Taj Mahal of Myanmar. We will then return by boat to Mandalay for lunch. There will be a city sightseeing tour in the afternoon which includes the highly-revered Mahamuni Pagoda, a traditional gold leaf making workshop, the Shwenandaw Monastery (noted for its exquisite wood carvings), and the Kuthodaw Pagoda, renowned as the world’s largest book with its 729 stone slabs that contain the entire Buddhist scriptures. If time permits, we will visit Mandalay Hill for a stunning view of the city and Ayeyarwaddy River. Accommodation: 1 night at the Sedona Hotel, or similar accommodation.
Day 8

DAY 8: Pyin oo Lwin

Overview: We continue our journey by coach, driving up to the former British Hill Station, Maymyo, (now known as Pyin Oo Lwin) for cooler temperatures and beautiful scenery. Our sightseeing includes elegant colonial houses, Myanmar’s beautiful 237 acre National Botanical Garden, and the Pwe Kauk waterfall. Accommodation: 1 night at the Aureum Resort, Governor’s House, or similar accommodation.
Day 9

DAY 9: Mandalay

Overview: Today’s sightseeing begins with a visit to the busy Pyin Oo Lwin market before we return to Mandalay for lunch. In the afternoon, we will head to the Bagaya monastery and a silk weaving workshop in the former royal capital, Amarapura, before driving down to Lake Taungthaman to see the sunset at U Bein’s Bridge. This is the longest teak bridge in the world, built in 1782 using huge teak pillars salvaged from the former royal capital. Accommodation: 1 night at the Sedona Hotel, or similar accommodation.
Day 10

DAY 10: Bagan

Overview: Today, we transfer to the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River to board our vessel for a full day’s cruise to Bagan. If tides permit, we break our journey at Yandabo village. This is the site of the peace treaty that ended the First Anglo-Burmese War between the British and Myanmar in 1826. Locally, it is more famous for its pottery, and we will witness the pottery-making process. We then return to our boat for lunch, and resume our cruise down the Ayeyarwaddy to Bagan. After disembarking around sunset at Nyaung U, we transfer to our hotel in the historical centre of Old Bagan. Accommodation: 3 nights at the Bagan Hotel River View, or similar accommodation.
Day 11

DAY 11: Bagan

Overview: Today we’ll begin our sightseeing in Bagan, home to the world’s largest and densest concentration of temples, pagodas, stupas, and other Buddhist monuments. Many date back to the 11th century and are still in use today. Bagan is widely regarded as one of the world’s premier archaeological sites and its architecture and accompanying frescoes are one of the main highlights of our small group tour to Myanmar. Our visit will take in a variety of temples, stupas and monasteries, the magnificent Bagan Archaeological Museum, and a climb up to the top of one of the temples for a view of the sun setting over the surrounding plain. Accommodation: 1 night at the Bagan Hotel River View, or similar accommodation.
Day 12

DAY 12: Bagan

Overview: This morning, we travel southeast of Bagan to visit Mt Popa, an extinct volcano now covered in lush forest. After Mt Popa erupted many millennia ago, the volcanic plug that was blown onto the surrounding plain became known as Popa Taung Kalat, a 2,418 foot-high natural feature now home to a plethora of Buddhist and not-so-Buddhist shrines inhabited by pilgrims and monkeys. On our drive back to Bagan, we stop at a local farm to see the production of jaggery and palm wine liquor. In the late afternoon, we will take a pony cart drive through the temples nearby our hotel to Taungbi village and its lovely 18th century teak monastery. Accommodation: 1 night at the Bagan Hotel River View, or similar accommodation.
Day 13

DAY 13: Yangon

Overview: Our sightseeing in Bagan concludes with a morning visit to the market at Nyaung U where you can pick up some souvenirs. This is followed by a tour of one of Bagan’s famous lacquer-ware workshops, where we will learn how Myanmar’s famous lacquer-ware is produced, and see highly skilled artisans creating a wide variety of products. Following lunch, we head to the airport for our flight back to Yangon and a farewell dinner at our hotel. Accommodation: 1 night at the Park Royal Hotel, or similar accommodation.
Day 14

DAY 14: Tour Concludes in Yangon

Overview: Our tour concludes today after breakfast at our Yangon hotel.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

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 Standard 6394 USD 5994 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 6594 USD 6194 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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