Very Best of Myanmar - 11 Days

Trip Code

VBOM11D

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

11days

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359

Maximum Seats

8

What's Included?

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

Summary

Rangoon, Bagan, Mount Popa National Park, Mandalay, Amarapura, Sagaing, Min Kun, Heho, Pindaya, Inle Lake

Start and end in Rangoon! With the In-depth Cultural tour Very Best of Myanmar – 11 Days, you have a 11 days tour package taking you through Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma) and 9 other destinations in Myanmar (Burma). Very Best of Myanmar – 11 Days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Yangon Arrival

“Mingalabar” – “Welcome to Myanmar” at the airport by your EMH tour guide and transfer team. We then transfer you to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Meal is not included on this day.
Day 2

Day 2: Yangon City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll set off to explore the Yangon city. The highlights are: - Walk around the city center to enjoy the city being busy with the sellers on the street and also the pedestrians and Colonial Style buildings; - Next, Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, the colossal reclining Buddha; - Karaweik Hall & Royal Lake for Photo stop; - Explore Bogyoke Market (Scott Market) which is the best place for shopping in the country; - Enjoy sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, the soul of Yangon. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 3

Day 3: Yangon – Bagan – Temples Tour

In the early morning, take a short flight to Bagan. Once at Bagan, your tour guide will take you around its wonderful scenery and architecture. Bagan is a truly mesmerizing destination, and a favourite of many travellers. Renowned as the city of four million pagodas, this is one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia. Today there are more than 2,000 pagodas, temples and monasteries — most built during the Bagan Dynasty, founded by King Anawrahta in 1044. Firstly, we’ll go to lively Nyaung U Market. This Nyaung U Market provides a great photo opportunity, and also the chance for tourists to mingle with the local Myanmar people, and watch how they conduct their daily lives. Next, we will start sightseeing as below: - Ananda Temple (the architectural masterpiece of a millennium); - Hti-Lo-Min-Lo Temple (a double-storied building with artistic stucco works); - Shwe-Zi-Gon Pagoda (considered a prototype of all future such temples). If time allows, we will visit more places of this UNESCO world heritage site. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 4

Day 4: Mount Popa - Toddy Farm - Local Products - Sunset Boat Tour

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Mount Popa. It is the core of an extinct volcano lasted active 25,000 years ago; also known as the ‘Mt Olympus’ of Myanmar, the abode of Myanmar’s most powerful Nats (Spiritual beings) and the most important Nat Worship Centre. It will take an hour drive from Bagan passing the palm plantation. On the way to Mount Popa, stop to see skilful toddy-palm climber collecting the wine on top of the tree, toddy palm juice & palm sugar (jaggery) making cottage. Bagan is not only famous for the profusion of ancient temples, but also for its exquisite handicrafts. After lunch at local restaurant, we will drive to the place to watch the time consuming and intricate production of quality lacquer ware. Some of the finest are flexible, and made around bamboo and twisted horse hair. Finally, drive to the jetty to spend the whole evening by enjoying sunset boat ride along Ayarwaddy River. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 5

Day 5: Bagan – Mandalay – Sunset Tour at U Bein Bridge

After breakfast at hotel, you will take a private car to go to Mandalay. Along the way, you can witness the true local life of Myanmar. The driving time is around 4 hours. When you arrive in Mandalay city, you will have a relaxing time at hotel. In time for the sunset, we will drive to the famous U Bein Bridge for a stunning sunset view. This U Bein Bridge is1.2-kilometre (0.75 mi) and built around 1850 and is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world. Really nice to walk on the bridge under sunset. On the way back, we will visit a “must visit in Mandalay” Mahamuni Buddha Temple, famous for its life like Buddha image. Then, we will return to hotel after dinner at the local restaurant. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 6

Day 6: Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing – Inwa (Ava) Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, we will start sightseeing to the surrounding cities of Mandalay. Firstly, drive to Sagaing hills. The highlights of Sagaing are: - Saunders’ Weaving and Vocational Institute, where maintains and develops training weaving and techniques; - U Min Thonze Pagoda, one of the more distinctive complexes. Next stop is Inwa (Ava). There, we need to take Horse & Cart to visit BaGaYa Monastery built with 276 teak pillars. After the horse and cart tour, we will drive to Amarapuara to visit "Tatkyi Village"; where an economy of the whole village is based on making clay potteries such as teapots, tea cups, platters, flower vases and much more. You can learn, experience and partake in the process of potteries such as wheel throwing, handbuilding, trimming, decorating and more. Finally, we will return to the hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 7

Day 7: Mingun – Mandalay Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, start sightseeing. Immerse yourselves on a boat tour along Ayerwaddy River to visit Mingun. Then continue walking tour in Mingun. The main highlights are: - Mingun Bell, weighing 90 tons known as the world largest ringing bell; - HsinByuMe Paya also known as Mya Thein Tan Pagoda, a representation of the SulamaniPaya which stands atop Mt. Meru. Then come back to Mandalay by boat. After lunch, spend your whole afternoon by visiting major sites in Mandalay. Sightseeing for Mandalay will include most of the city’s outstanding historical and cultural sites: - Mandalay Royal Palace, the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy; - KuThoDaw Pagoda, known as the world’s biggest book; - ShweNanDaw Monastery (Golden Palace Monastery), famous for its wood carving; - Evening highlights is Mandalay Hill where you can enjoy 360 – degree view of Mandalay from the top. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 8

Day 8: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Inle Lake

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for a flight to Heho. The flight time is around 30 minutes. On arrival, proceed to Pindaya by car. This drive will give you delightful sceneries of hill station by passing through picturesque landscapes. Huge Banyan Trees near Pindaya caves are also well known for photo stop. Then visit PINDAYA CAVES where one can enjoy countless number of Buddha images from late 18 centuries. Well known for its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Next stop are Traditional cottage industry of UMBRELLA MAKING and Pone Ta Lote Lake. Then drive to the hotel for check-in. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 9

Day 9: Inle Lake and Indein Village Boat Tour

Looking down over the lake from the Taunggyi road, Inle lies in an enormous carpet of greenery. Dotted around the lake are the stilt-house villages and floating gardens of the Intha tribe. The Intha technique of leg rowing – where one leg is wrapped around the paddle to drive the blade through the water in a snake-like motion – is unique. With our Inle Lake boat tour, you will experience a unique way of life that has lived on through generations, whilst exploring the culturally significant surrounds that form part of this beautiful region of Myanmar. You will be provided with a life jacket and easy seat for each person on the boat. Inle lake sightseeing will be filled with visits to: - Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most important symbol of religion of Shan State; - Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, attractive wooden monastery; - Floating Villages (Innpaw Khone, Pouk Par, Ywa Ma, Khar Taw); A visit to these sights provides deep insight into how the people on the lake make their livings, you can enjoy Unique One Leg rower fisherman, Lotus and silk weaving, boat making and cheroot making. After lunch proceed to Indein. And take a short trek to Indein Pagoda. On the way, you can enjoy the serene atmosphere as you wander through artfully scattered 8th century Pagodas in ruins covered by trees and bushes; then observe Intha tribes Village lives and enjoy the local market along the shore. Finally, we will return to hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 10

Day 10: Moving Back to Yangon

After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to the airport to take a short flight back to Yangon. On your arrival, you will be met by your transfer team and you will then be transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure in Yangon. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 11

Day 11: Fly Back Home

Breakfast and free time until time to go to the airport for departure flight. Then, transfer you to the Yangon International Airport three hours prior according to your flight departure time. Meals: Breakfast

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1543 USD 1143 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 1743 USD 1343 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:

 12 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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