Travel like Myanmar local

Trip Code

TLML

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

14 days

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443

Maximum Seats

8

What's Included?

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

Summary

Rangoon, Mandalay, Bagan, Nyaungshwe, Inle Lake, Heho

Start and end in Rangoon! With the In-depth Cultural tour Travel like Myanmar local, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma) and 5 other destinations in Myanmar (Burma). Travel like Myanmar local includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 01: Yangon arrival

Arrive at Yangon by flight. Upon your arrival, clear Immigration and Customs, proceed to the arrival area. Welcome by our guide. Then transfer to Your hotel. Overnight at Yangon
Day 2

Day 02: Yangon–Mandalay (by night train)

Meals: Breakfast This morning, visit to the most famous Shwedagon, which is over 326 feet tall, gilded in gold and gems, the Shwedagon is the most revered shrine in the country. Although the origins of the pagoda are unclear, local legend has it that the original structure was built 2500 years ago then renovated several times until taking its current shape in the 15th Century. It is the dream of all Burmese people to see this pagoda at least once in their lifetime. Then visit to downtown laid out by the British in a typical colonial grid, Yangon's shaded streets are a delight to roam. Continue the city orientation tour with the visits of Chaukhtatgyi (reclining Buddha), Colonial Buildings in downtown. In the evening, drive to the train station and take the night train to Mandalay.Train ride duration time is 15 hours long . ( If you don't like to travel by train, you can fly to Mandalay in the next day .Airfare for Yangon- Mandalay sector and 1 night stay at Yangon hotel will be added.) Overnight on Train
Day 3

Day 03: Mandalay

Meals: Breakfast In the early morning , you will arrive at Mandalay .Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel In the afternoon,visit Mahamuni Buddha Pagoda ,one of the most religious monuments in Myanmar and gold-leaf workshop, sculptures & wood-carving and interesting puppets and tapestries workshop. Then visit to the famous beautiful wood carving golden palace monastery which had been the apartment of King Mindon and Kuthodaw Pagoda ,called the world biggest book for surrounding it are 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Tripiktaka texts.Then driving up to the Mandalay hill and enjoy panoramic view and sunset. Overnight at Mandalay
Day 4

Day 04: Mandalay-Singu-Hsithe Village

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner After early lunch, the car will pick you up at 12.00 pm. The journey to Hsithe will take you north past Mandalay Hill. Passing through agricultural land, drive through many villages, where you can see the daily life of rural Myanmar. The road passes to the east of the famous Marble Mountains, where the raw material for the marble carvers of Amarapura is quarried. At 14:00 PM you will arrive at Singu, an attractive small town on the left bank of the Irrawady River. Here you will be met by the village boat from Hsithe (30 minute downstream). The boat trip is a great opportunity to observe wildlife, particularly water birds such as Ruddy shelduck, Chinese spot-billed duck, Asian open bill and many Black kites , ospreys and Cormorants etc(most birds are migratory and the best time to see them is late November-late March). You will arrive in Hsithe around sunset, in time for light refreshment in the Visitor Centre and watch the sun goes down behind the mountain ranges in the west. The view is superb, the mighty Ayeyarwady River in the foreground and the sky turning from golden to crimson and purple and finally black. The Visitor's centre and the Eco Lodge are both attractive buildings positioned on the east bank of the river with panoramic views. Often dolphins can be observed, feeding in the waters opposite. Dinner will be served and enjoy a leisurely evening looking up at the twinkling stars above in the clear sky. Overnight at Ecolodge
Day 5

Day 05 : Hsithe Village-Singu-Mandalay

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch In the morning, wake up to the sound of the wooden drum from the village monastery. Have breakfast at the Visitor's centre. If you were up early, you will see the village monks do their morning alms round, going around the village and the villagers come out to offer their offerings, like they have been doing for centuries. Later learn to be a fisherman/woman! The training lasts one hour but is great fun. First you will be shown how to cast a net and then it is your turn!! Using a light net, especially designed for the purpose, you will have two or three trial throws on ground adjacent to the centre. Then you go by fishing boat to shallow waters and practice your skills. Young or old, male and female, this is something you will enjoy and remember. Lunch is taken in the visitor centre. After lunch, you will have time to look round the many information boards that explain about life in the village: the fishing, farming and the local wildlife, especially the Irrawaddy River dolphin. It is also an opportunity to buy locally-made handicrafts in the visitor centre shop. In the afternoon, you will go for a tour of the village, which will be led by one of the villagers. You can observe local village life in all its fascinating forms – the architecture, the people, the animals, the activities and the monasteries. It is a village of bullock carts, smiling children, and of communities going about their daily life - life which is little changed over the centuries. But sadly, it is now time for you to leave this timeless idyll. After lunch, you will have free time to discover the rural life of the village on your own travel by boat upriver to Singu. The water birds look particularly beautiful in the evening twilight. It would be a great photo opportunity for both non-birders and birders alike as the birds come home to roost in the tall trees way beyond the Blue Mountains in the East. You depart Singu at 16.15 pm and our delivered back to your hotel in Mandalay by about 18.30 latest. Overnight at Mandalay
Day 6

Day 06: Ava– Amarapura

Meals: Breakfast After breakfast, visit 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 Bagaya Kyaung and Mai Nu Oakkyaung. Then, drive to 7 mile south of Mandalay outskirt town Amarapura. Along the way start visit to interesting stone carving neighborhood to see how they cast bronze casting workshop at Tampawaddy village, they still use old lost wax technique to cast the bronze, mainly cast Buddha images. Walk on U Bein Wooden Bridge or take a canoe in Taungthaman Lake to enjoy the scenic beauty and life of fisher man. Overnight at Mandalay
Day 7

Day 07: Mandalay- Bagan (by car or Alliance Myanamar)

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 at Bagan
Day 8

Day 08: Bagan

Meals: Breakfast Visit by e–bike: starts to explore Bagan, one of the most important archeological site of South-East Asia and home to nearly 4000 religious edifices constructed between 11th and 13th centuries; the suggested buildings are venerable Ananda Temple, Shwe Gu Gyi, Maha Bodhi, etc. Visit a lacquer-ware workshop for its impressive steps of production and Shwezigone, Gubyaukgyi Temple for its mural paintings and Htilominlo Temple. In the afternoon, visit the typical village to meet the local peoples. Visit to Sulamani Sunset Viewing Hill from which you'll see a fabulous sunset, which can’t be missed. Overnight at Bagan
Day 9

Day 09: Bagan–Nyaung Shwe(By night bus)

Meals: Breakfast After breakfast at hotel, starts your visit from colourful Nyaung U Market and visit to the colossal temple “Dhammayangyi” and “Sulamani” passing through jungle of temples.In the afternoon, visit lacquerware shop to observe the impressive work.Visit different temples near Min Nan Thu village and then, West Phwar-Saw village to see the daily life of villagers. Then enjoy a beautiful sunset in different view from “Pyathadargyi” pagoda that gives also unforgettable scenery. In the late afternoon,transfer to the bus station to take the bus to Nyaung Shwe.( If you don't like to travel by bus, you can fly to Heho/Inle in the next day .Airfare for Bagan- Heho sector and 1 night stay at Bagan hotel will be added.) Overnight on Bus
Day 10

Day 10: Nyaung Shwe

Meals: Breakfast Free day: discuss with your guide where to visit. Overnight at Nyaung Shwe
Day 11

Day 11: Inle

Meals: Breakfast This morning, 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, held once in a village every five days, that gives you very colorful image with different tribes wearing traditional costume and you can also observe traditional stuff in the market. Then, visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most venerable pagoda of Shan State and Ngephechaung monastery with its collection of Buddha Images, Floating gardens and floating village. Overnight at Inle
Day 12

Day 12: Inle/Nyaung Shwe–Yangon (By night bus)

Meals: Breakfast After breakfast, visit floating villages scattered along the lake and floating firms, traditional fishing, traditional art and crafts. Visit silk/ Lotus weaving village of Inbawkhone village & crafts workshops in Nampam village. Then, take a walk crossing the field and villages towards Indein Village. Visit to Indein Pagoda complex, standing over one thousand stupa on the hill side by passing Indein canal with scenic beauty. Then drive to Nyaung Shwe bus station to take the bus to Yangon.( If you don't like to travel by bus, you can fly to Yangon in the next day .Airfare for Heho-Yangon sector and 1 night stay at Nyaung Shwe or Inle hotel will be added.) Overnight on Bus
Day 13

Day 13: Yangon

Meals: Breakfast In the early morning,you will arrive at Yangon.Upon your arival,transfer to your hotel. Leisure. Overnight at Yangon
Day 14

Day 14: International Departure

Meals: Breakfast Transfer to airport for international Departure.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2343 USD 1943 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 2543 USD 2143 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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