Yangon and Environs, Private Tour

Trip Code

YAEPT

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

5 days

Views

440

Maximum Seats

8

What's Included?

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

Summary

Rangoon, Bago, Thanlyin

Start and end in Rangoon! With the In-depth Cultural tour Yangon and Environs, Private Tour, you have a 5 days tour package taking you through Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma) and 2 other destinations in Myanmar (Burma). Yangon and Environs, Private Tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: ARRIVAL YANGON

After landing at Yangon International Airport, you will be met by a tour representative who will guide you to the transfer to your hotel. Once you have checked in, the rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure. Perhaps step out onto the street and start absorbing the sacred atmosphere of this blooming city at your own pace. Or, alternately, you can put your feet up in the hotel and make the most of the available services, in order to get a good rest before starting your adventure the following day. Overnight in Yangon
Day 2

Day 2: YANGON – BAGO - YANGON (70 km – 2 hrs)

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will meet you in reception to drive you off to Bago, the ancient capital of the Mon Kingdom, 80 km northeast of Yangon. When you get there, begin your day by exploring the Kya Khat Wai Monastery. Here you’ll have the chance to observe a slice of Buddhist monastic life in one of the three largest monasteries in the country. Watch as thousands of monks have their last meal of the day at 10:30 am in total silence. Later on, visit the magnificent Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda, which is more than 2,000 years old, and also Hinthar Gone, the legendary hill with 37 Nats’ shrines. Then explore the famed Kanbawzathardi Palace Site, home to King Bayint Naung back in the 15th century. After lunch (not included), see the 55-metre-long Shwethalyaung Buddha (‘Reclining Buddha’), which dates back to 994 AD; and the Mya Thar Lyaung Buddha (‘Colossal Reclining Buddha’), which has been recently renovated. Other sites you’ll visit are the famous Kal-yar-ni Sima (‘Ordination Hall’) with its 10 huge stone inscriptions and the Maha Cedi Pagoda. Time permitting, observe the production process of a cheroot (mild cigar). And lastly, contemplate the Kyaik-Pun, four huge seated Buddhas. You’ll be driven back to Yangon in the late afternoon. En route, make a stop at the Taukkyan War Cemetery, where they buried the allied soldiers who died in the Myanmar Campaign during WWII. Once back in Yangon, the rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure. Overnight in Yangon
Day 3

Day 3: YANGON – SYRIAM – YANGON (16 km – 1 hr)

Wake up to breakfast at the hotel and head out on a full-day excursion to Syriam. The day will start with a drive across the Bago River to reach Thanlyin (Syriam). This city was an important trading centre in the 17th century during the times of Portuguese adventurer Filipe de Brito, who was named governor. Today, Thanlyin is mostly known for its deep-sea port projects in Thilawa. Explore the ancient ruins of the old Portuguese churches in the town centre; the ruins of a Catholic church built by an Italian Barnabite missionary can still be seen. You’ll also see the Kyaik-Khauk Pagoda, which perches on the hill overlooking the town. This imposing golden stupa has a history dating back more than 2,000 years. The two tombs in front of the pagoda are of famous Myanmar writers, Natshinnaung and Padethayaza, who wrote about the lives of ordinary people during the Ava period. Later, proceed to the Kyauk-Tan Pagoda, which is on a small island in a tributary of Yangon’s river. Stop on the way at Bada-Gyi village to see a 13-metre-high 100-year-old Seated Buddha. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Yangon
Day 4

Day 4: YANGON

Kickstart the day with breakfast in the hotel, then venture downtown with your guide to explore the city centre and its fabulous mix of architectural styles and sites. The streets are filled with historical buildings, many of which have a faded colonial charm not seen elsewhere in Asia. Start at the post office, a beautiful historical building, and then walk to the Sule Paya Pagoda, which is in the heart of downtown, passing by the Strand Hotel, the Mahabandoola Garden and the Independence Monument along the way. Then visit Little India and Chinatown, a colourful cacophony of restaurants, temples and markets, an insight to an entirely different side of Burmese society. After lunch (not included), head for the Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market, where you’ll have time to browse through dozens of stalls and shops. This is Yangon’s best market for handicrafts and other goods, so be sure to pick up a souvenir or two while there! Then visit St. Mary’s Cathedral before continuing to Kandawgyi Park, one of the city’s greenest spots. Here you’ll see the glittering Karaweik Barge, a replica of the Royal Barge, and the vast lake with views of the Shwedagon Pagoda in the background, which, incidentally, is our next stop. This pagoda is the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Although its origins are unclear, the locals believe it was originally built 2,500 years ago and then renovated several times before getting its current look in the 15th century. Overnight in Yangon
Day 5

Day 5: DEPARTURE YANGON

After one last breakfast at the hotel, head to the Marble Temple, home to a 7.6-metre tall Buddha carved out of a single piece of white marble. As Myanmar believes that white elephants bring peace, stability and prosperity to the nation, there is a small, unmarked park near the Marble Temple called the Royal White Elephant Garden. After lunch, visit the Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, home to a 70-metre-long reclining Buddha. A visit to Kyaukhtatgyi provides a great introduction to Myanmar’s unique brand of Buddhism; there are murals depicting the life of Buddha, the feet of the statue are carved with traditional symbols and a great many locals gather here to pray. Enjoy a spot of shopping before catching the transfer from the hotel (no later than 14:00) that will take you to the airport for your onward flight.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 995 USD 595 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 1195 USD 795 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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