Myanmar Highlight Tour – (12 Days/11 Nights)

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  • Day 1: Arrival, transfer to Hotel and sightseeing in Yangon - O/N in Yangon.
    Day 2: Overland drive to Kyaikhtiyo with visit Bago - O/N in Kyaikhtiyo
    Day 3: Overland drive back to Yangon - O/N in Yangon
    Day 4: Fly to Mandalay and sightseeing Mandalay - O/N in Mandalay
    Day 5: Excursion Amurapura – Innwa (Ava) – Sagaing - O/N in Mandalay
    Day 6: River Cruise to Bagan - O/N in Bagan
    Day 7: Bagan full day sightseeing - O/N in Bagan
    Day 8: Bagan - Mt Popa - Nyaung Shwe - O/N in Nyaung Shwe
    Day 9: Inle Lake sightseeing - O/N in Nyaung Shwe
    Day 10: Nyaung Shwe, fly to Ngapali - O/N in Ngapali
    Day 11: Leisure at Ngapali Beach - O/N in Ngapali Beach
    Day 12: Fly Back to Yangon - O/N in Yangon

  • Day 01 : Arrival Yangon  Sightseeing

    Arrive at Yangon International Airport, pick up by our company representative. After check in hotel go for sightseeing to the downtown area to explore the city center and its fabulous mix of architecture and sites. The streets are filled with historical buildings many of which have a faded colonial charm not seen elsewhere in Asia. You’ll start at the post office – a lovely historic building- and walk to Sule Paya in the middle of downtown, passing by Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument along the way. Then visit Little India and Chinatown, a colorful cacophony of restaurants, temples and markets. Reach Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market, where there is time to browse through the dozens of stalls and shops. This is Yangon’s best market for handicrafts and other goods. (Note: Market is closed on Mondays and public holidays).Lunch at a local restaurant where delicious Burmese cuisine is served in a clean, comfortable environment.After lunch we’ll visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. A visit to Kyaukhtatgyi provides a great overview of Buddhism with murals depicting the life of Buddha, the feet of the statue carved with traditional symbols and often many locals gathering to pay homage and pray. Continue to a local tea shop for a chance to experience an integral part of Burmese life: drinking tea! Select from an array of snacks and enjoy a coffee or tea as you sit amid businessmen, friends and families who gather at the tea shop to socialize or conduct business.Next your guided tour goes to Kandawagyi Park, one of central Yangon’s greenest spots. Here you will see the glittering Karaweik barge, a replica of the royal barge, and the vast lake with views of Shwedagon in the background.From here, continue to Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Although the origins of the pagoda are unclear, the local legend states that the original structure was built 2600 years ago then renovated several times until taking its current shape in the 15th century. The 8-sided central stupa is 99 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf and is surrounded by 64 smaller stupas and your guide will show you around the massive complex, explaining why this temple is so revered. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point.

    Meals:  – –

    Accommodation: Yangon

    Day 02 : Bago – Kyaikhtiyoe ( Golden Rock Pagoda )

    In the morning, we visit to Bago on this day tour highlights are many Mon ancient monuments in Bago. which is 80km from Yangon 2 hours driving .While arrive to Bago, first visit to the Kyikepun four faces Pagoda images, Mon weaving villages, Kyatkhatwine Buddhist monastery, Shwetharlyaung reclining Buddha image, also visit Mahazedi Pagoda and Shwemawdaw pagoda the highest stupa which dominated the town we will have our lunch on the way to Kinpun base camp and leave our private car in the truck station at the first based camp. And then, proceed to upper camp by taking a public open truck for 45 minutes driving along the hair-pin-bens road among the forests mountains and then we start trekking for two and half kilometers to be at the top. After taking a short rest at hotel, we visit to the attractive places around Kyaikhtiyoe area such as Mok-So-Taung, crow mouth cave etc. Enjoy the sunset time on the hill overlooking the panoramic view over Sittaung river valley, green forest and beautiful mountain ranges.We have our Dinner at local Restaurant .After dinner, we visit Golden Rock Pagoda on the summit of the hazy blue mountain. It is famous for its magical point between gigantic boulder and high steep rock. .It has stood on the edge of the steep rock hill for over 2500 years.

    Meals:  – Breakfast

    Accommodation: Kyaikhtiyoe

    Day 03 : Kyaikhtiyoe Pagoda ( Golden Rock ) – Bago – Yangon

    Early morning, we visit to the other attractive places around Golden Rock Pagoda and go down to the ground ( Base-camp) by truck to our Car. Then drive back to Bago .After lunch, we visit olden Kanbawzathardi Palace of King Bayintnaung and Hinthargone hill, which is the highest place of the region and sources of Bago and way back to Yangon. In return beside the road go to the British War Cemetery near Htauk Kyant then return to hotel .

    Meals:  – Breakfast,

    Accommodation: Yangon

    Day 04 : Yangon – Mandalay – Amurapura – Sagaing – Inwa (Ava)

    After breakfast, transfer to Yangon Airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival at Mandalay, proceed directly to Amurapura for sightseeing. Visit Mahagandayone Monastery, a famous Buddhist monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study Buddhist literature, and the 200-years-old U Bein teak bridge, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was the royal capital. Then, drive to Sagaing Hills over Ava Bridge across the Ayeyarwaddy River. Sagaing, once an ancient capital, lies 21 km south west of Mandalay, besides the Ayeyarwaddy River. Sagaing Hills are dotted with pagodas and there are over 500 monasteries and meditation centers, a retreat for 6000 monks and nuns. Visit Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, U Min Thonese Pagoda. After that, proceed sightseeing to the former royal capital of Inwa (Ava), reached by a short boat trip. Visits by horse-drawn carriage include Nanmyint watch Tower, the remains of a palace building nicknamed “leaning tower of Ava”, Mahaaungmye Bonzan Monastery (built of bricks and stucco) and Bargayar Monastery, famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. And then drive back to Mandalay.

    Meals:  – Breakfast

    Accommodation: Mandalay

    Day 05 : Mingun – Mandalay  (Sightseeing)

    After breakfast, boat excursion (one hour each way) up the Ayeyarwaddy river to Mingun, site of the world’s largest intact bronze bell, 3.7 meters high and weighting 87 tons. Also visit the huge but unfinished Mingun paya (built with the intention of being the world’s biggest pagoda) and the beautiful Hsinbyume paya, Settawya Pagoda, Myatheindan Pagoda with seven concentric terraces at the base. Transfer to the hotel in Mandalay. After lunch, sightseeing includes Mahamuni Buddha Image with its spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layer of gold leaves, Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung ( Golden Palace Monastery), a superb example of a traditional wooden building, and Kuthodaw Pagoda (known as the world’s largest book), consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures.

    Meals:  – Breakfast

    Accommodation: Mandalay

    Day 06 : Mandalay – Bagan (River Cruise)

    After early morning breakfast, transfer to Jetty around 6 0′ clock in the morning.Upon arrival at Bagan in the evening, transfer to Hotel.  Overnight stay at hotel in Bagan.

    Meals:  – Breakfast,Lunch

    Accommodation: Bagan

    Day 07 : Bagan full day sightseeing

    In the morning after breakfast we start visit with Shwezigone Pagoda- built in 1087 by King Anawratha who is the founder of the first Myanmar Empire.Nat ( Sprits ) images can be found within its precincts. Then observe the most venerated Ananda temple, built in 1090. It is the masterpiece of the early style temple architecture of Bagan error. Next must stop see is 66 meters high Thatbyitnnyu temple built in the middle of the 12th century as the highest pagoda on Bagan Plain. Then study 12th century mural painting inside the Gubyaukgyi temple, built in 1113 by princess Rajakumar. After that, visit a local family workshop to watch about the production process of lacquer ware, one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. Evening highlights are Manuhar pagoda – built by king Manuhar, probably to portray his life as a Pow ( Prisoner Of War ); unfinished Dhamagyi temple – Bagan’s most massive temple built in 1167 AD. Finally, breathtaking sunset from Shwesandaw Pagoda – most popular sunset-viewing spots in Bagan.

    Meals:  – Breakfast

    Accommodation: Bagan

    Day 08 : Bagan – Mt Popa – Nyaung Shwe

    After breakfast, visit Mt.Popa, an extinct volcano and 60-km south-east of Bagan and 1500-meters high. Well known as the oasis of the central Myanmar dry zone and with a shrine dedicated to animist spirits known as “Nats”. For the energetic, time to climb 777 steps to a shrine at the top of the volcanic plug accompanied by a crowd of monkeys. This effort will be rewarded many times by the extraordinary panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. Popa National Park with dense sandal wood forest and rare species of birds and butterflies, Local market are worth to see after that overland drive on mountain road to Nyaung Shwe.

    Meals:  – Breakfast

    Accommodation: Nyaung Shwe

    Day 09 : Inle Lake sightseeing

    In the morning after breakfast at hotel. After breakfast go to Nyaung Shwe Jett sightseeing by private boat.This trip allows us to explore the highlights of Inle Lake and its surrounding areas. See the unique leg-rowing fishermen and visit some of silk and cotton weaving villages.You also have chance to visit the holiest sites in this area of Shan State, the Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda and the Indein Pagoda complex. explore Inle Lake by boat on, around Inle Lake there are many small villages. Once here, you may see the unique leg-rowing fishermen, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing, village lives and magnificent scenery.

    Visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, the holiest sites in this area of Shan State; the weaving village of Inpawkhon and to one of the local markets in the Inle Lake region (available on market days only).

    After lunch, take a boat trip to the Western Shore of Inle Lake to see the hidden Indein Pagoda complex. Have chance to discover one of the most amazing historical sights on the shore of the lake which consisting of hundreds of small stupas overgrown by moss and greens.

    Return to your hotel by boat through lush vegetation scenery.

    Meals:  – Breakfast

    Accommodation: Nyaung Shwe

    Day 10 : Nyaung Shwe – Thandwe – Ngapali Beach

    Morning,breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Thandwe. Welcome by Myanmar Men wearing traditional Longyi Guests.Check in at the hotel & welcome cocktail. Lunch at the hotel and leisure.

    Meals:  – Breakfast

    Accommodation: Ngapali Beach

    Day 11 : Ngapali Beach

    After breakfast, you are free to spend the day at you Leisure on your own and lunch at the hotel. Farewell dinner with special decoration and overnight at Ngapali Beach.

    Meals:  – Breakfast

    Accommodation: Ngapali Beach

    Day 12 : Ngapali – Thandwe – Yangon

    After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport for fly back to Yangon.

    Meals:  – Breakfast

    Accommodation: Yangon

     

  • Tour Class/Group 2 Pax 3-6 Pax 7-9 Pax 10-14 Pax Single Sup Remark
    Standard 1270 USD 1200 USD 950 USD 899 USD USD At Ngapali Beach hotel (Garden View Room)
    Superior 1460 USD 1435 USD 1160 USD 1100 USD USD 3 star hotels
    Deluxe 1999 USD 2115 USD 1775 USD 1655 USD USD 5 star hotels

    Price Including

    - Twin or double sharing hotel accommodation ( 11 nights )
    - Private boat fare from Mandalay to Mingun and Inle Lake
    - 03 Domestic Flight tickets:(Yangon – Mandalay,Heho – Thandwe and Thandwe - Yangon)
    - Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
    - Horse Cart for sightseeing around Innwa ( Ava )
    - All necessary private air con car transfer and transportation for sightseeing
    - Experienced English or other language Speaking Guides in each city
    - Entrance Fees & Zone Fees as per mentioned program
    - River Cruise Ticket (Mandalay - Bagan)
    - Truck Fees at Kyaikhtiyoe


    Price Excluding

    - Visa Fee
    - International flights in / out
    - Meals ( Lunches & Dinners )
    - Travel Insurances
    - Extra tours not mentioned in the program
    - Yangon international airport departure tax ( 10 $ pp )
    - Personal expense ( Camera fee, Laundry, Soft drink, Tips etc.. )


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