Glimpse of Myanmar

9 Days Glimpse of Myanmar

Prices from £1454 per person based on 4 People
Including International and Domestic Flights, Ground Transfers, Activities and Hotel Accommodations


ITINERARY

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Depart UK
Day 2: Arrival in Mandalay and Amarapura sightseeing
Day 3: Mingun and Mandalay city sightseeing
Day 4: Flight to Bagan and exploring temples
Day 5: Bagan to Kalaw by private car
Day 6: Kalaw Day return trekking and transfer to Inle Lake
Day 7: Inle Lake sightseeing
Day 8: Flight to Yangon and city tour
Day 9: Yangon Departure

D1: Depart UK

D2: Arrival in Mandalay and Amarapura sightseeing with guide (-/-/-)

Mingalabar! – And welcome to Myanmar. Our guide will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Our journey begins with the ancient royal capital of Amarapura. Here we will visit Mahagandayon monastery, which is a school for young monks, and the nearby U Bein Bridge. It is more than two centuries old and at 1.2 km is the longest teakwood span in the world.
Overnight in Mandalay.

D3: Mingun and Mandalay city sightseeing with guide (B/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel. We will go to Mandalay jetty where we take a short and pleasant ride upriver to Mingun, the site of what would have been the world's largest pagoda if King Bodawpaya had not died in 1819 thus halting all further work. Later an earthquake in 1838 split the monument and reduced it to partial rubble. Nonetheless, the mammoth base of the unfinished pagoda is still a very impressive sight as we approach from the river. Nearby we can also visit the Mingun Bell, moved from the zedi after the earthquake and now hung in a new shrine building. It is said to be the largest hanging un-cracked bell in the world. Return to Mandalay.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mandalay includes the highly revered Mahamuni Pagoda; a gold leaf hammering craft shop, Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings; Kuthodaw Pagoda, renowned as the World's largest book for its 729 stone slabs containing the entire Buddhist scriptures, and if time permits Mandalay Hill for a view over the city and Ayeyarwaddy River.
Overnight in Mandalay.

D4: Flight to Bagan and exploring temples with guide (B/-/-)

After breakfast, transfer to airport for a flight to Bagan. Our sightseeing tour starts with one of Asia’s most popular archeological destination highlights; busy Nyaung Oo Market and Bagan’s distinctive pagodas such as Shwezigon, a prototype of later Myanmar stupas, Wetkyi-in- Gubyaukgyi, a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes, Ananda Pagoda, one of the finest, largest and best persevered in Old Bagan and next to it we visit Ananda Ok Kyaung, one of the few surviving brick monastery buildings from the Early Bagan period and Htilominlo Temple which is known to be the last Myanmar Style temple built in Bagan.
Afternoon sightseeing highlights include Sulamani Temple built by King Narapatisithu, Dhammayangyi Temple, a massive later period temple with the finest brickwork in Bagan and Thatbyinnyu Temple which towering above the other monuments of Bagan. As the sun goes down we will be at one of the ideal viewing sites selected by our tour guide for a panoramic sunset view.
Overnight in Bagan.

D5: Bagan to Kalaw by private car without guide (B/-/-)

After breakfast, we will drive to Kalaw with our private car. Kalaw is an old hill station with a laid-back atmosphere, refreshing climate, and scenic views. Then, transfer to hotel for check-in.
Overnight in Kalaw

D6: Kalaw Day return trekking and transfer to Inle Lake with guide (B/L/-)

Kalaw Day Return Trekking

: 8:30 starts the tour from our office
: 9:00 am Ywar Thit (New part of Kalaw)
: 10:30 am Nyaung Gone village (Tea plantation area)
: 11:00 am Tar Yaw village of Palaung (Mandarin, Orange)
: 12:00 pm Lunch break at Viewpoint
: Long great views of the Shan Mountain Range
: 16:00 pm Arrive back to Kalaw (end of trekking tour)
In the afternoon, we drive to Inle Lake and transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Lake Inle.

D7: Inle Lake sightseeing with guide (B/-/-)

Situated 900 meters above sea level and 22 km long by 11 km wide, this large shallow lake is in an idyllic setting surrounded by mountains and is home to the Intha people, renowned for their floating gardens and the unique one-legged rowing style of their fishermen. We travel by small private boat on the lake, visiting the famous PaungDaw Oo pagoda, with its five famous Buddha images (four of which are carried in great ceremony around the lake during the PaungDaw Oo festival) and also nearby Inpawkhone Village where, in houses on stilts, we see traditional silk weaving with handlooms and the processing of lotus blossoms as they are made into beautiful fabric. After our lunchtime break on the lake, visit traditional crafts-making such as blacksmithing, cheroot (local cigar) rolling, and boat making. Then enjoy a boat ride through the Kaylar village observing the many houses on stilts and the ways of life. We will see the floating gardens up close, then on to the ‘Ngaphae Chaung Monastery’ which is an interesting old traditional monastery on the lake. Return to our hotel and relax.
Overnight in Lake Inle.

D8: Flight to Yangon and city tour with guide (B/-/-)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport for a flight to Yangon. Arrival to Yangon and you will be transferred to hotel. Sightseeing features the beautiful Kandawgyi Lake and Yangon downtown area and from there we walk along the Pansodan Street which has many large colonial buildings which are still in use. It is also interesting to see the sidewalk markets including those selling old books and magazines dated from the 1960’s up to the present.
Afternoon sightseeing includes colossal reclining Buddha Chaukhtatkyi, and National Museum, filled with the artifact and cultural exhibits of Myanmar. And then we will have a visit to the famous Scott Market(the market closes every Monday and public holidays), a sprawling complex built in 1926 and noted for its variety of handicrafts and other items which provides an excellent opportunity for a shopping spree. Finish our tour with a visit to the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda which towers over all of Yangon. It is perhaps the most beautiful pagoda complex in all of Asia and is one sight that no visitor to Myanmar should miss.
Overnight in Yangon

D9: Yangon Departure (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

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TOUR PRICE: From January - December 2018 

No of passengers 2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax Single Supplement
Price per person
High Season (Jan - April 2018 & Oct-Dec 2018) 
From £1711 From £1565 From £1498 £282
Price per person
Low Season (May to Sep 2018) 
From £1600 From £1454 From £1388 £190

Rates Might Be Changed In Case of Any Changes in Governmental Taxes Or Fuel Surcharges.

Blackout date: 13-16 April 2018 (Myanmar Water Festival Days) During these days, transportation will be double or 50% charge more than normal price.
Christmas and New Year Eve Dinners are TBA.

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

- International Flights UK - Mandalay and Yangon - UK.
- Domestic Flights Mandalay - Bagan and Lake Inle - Yangon.
- 07… nights’ shared Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below-indicated room types (see hotel category list below) (check in and check out around noontime)
- All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax):
o 1-2pax: Saloon car or similar
o 3-6pax: Hiace car of similar
- Local English speaking stationed guides
- All entrance fees as program
- Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in the program (Local food):
o Daily breakfasts at hotels - 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only
- Mingun Boat
- Inle Lake Boat

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:

- Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
- Drinks
- Visas to Myanmar
- Mineral water beyond that supplied
- Tips
- Early check-in or late checkout
- Insurances
- Optional excursions and activities
- Additional transfer required due to an emergency situation
- Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
- Peak season surcharges if any
- All not mentioned above

 

HOTELS (4*)

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