Jewels of Myanmar
November – February
Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Soft Plus
Group Size Small Group
- Visit at Yangon Shwedagon Paya, a huge, shimmering pagoda complex.
- Go back in time at Bagan where more than 2,000 Buddhist monuments tower over green plains.
- Mandalay – Former royal capital on the Irrawaddy River.
- Relax at Inle Lake; the freshwater lake located in the Nyaungshwe Township.
- Type of Tour : Road Trip
- Grade : Soft+
- Tour Duration : 10 Nights/ 11 Days
- Best Season : Nov – Feb.
- Ex-Destination : Yangon
- Accommodation (Nights) : Hotel – 10 Nights
- Food Plan : Bed & Breakfast basis.
- Travel & Transfer : Transfer and sightseeing in small vehicle/coach.
- Breakfast only basis.
- All transfers by private air conditioned vehicle
Sightseeing Tours & Admissions (includes hotel pick up):
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Private boat in Inle visit
- Flight : Yangon – Bagan, Bagan – Mandalay, Inle Lake (Heho)– Yangon.
- All sightseeing tickets/ entrance as per itinerary.
- Tissues and water on coach.
- 24/7 hotline support guaranteed.
- Goods and Service Tax as applicable.
- Early check in or Late check out.
- International flights & departures taxes.
- Ballooning over Bagan service with extra cost.
- Myanmar Visa
- Meals other than those mentioned above.
- Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, laundry, liquor, etc.
- Any kind of insurance such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
- Tips to hotel staff, drivers, guides etc.
- Any extra costs incurred due to extension/change of the itinerary because of natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown, etc. factors beyond the control of “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.” and its associates.
- Items not specified in the above in “Cost Includes”.
Arrival in Yangon
Arrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by guide. Transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.
Yangon – Bagan (By Flight – 07.00 to 08.20 hrs)
Early morning transfer to the airport to take domestic flight to Bagan. Arrive at Bagan, transfer to the hotel for check in. In this tour we visit to the one of Asia’s most popular archeological destination. We will visit colorful Naung U Market and visit some of Bagan most famous pagodas, including Shwezigon Pagoda, which is the most important reliquary shrine and house images of 37 Nats in Bagan. Then, continue visit to Kyansittha Uhmin (Cave), Gupaukgyi Temple, it is a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of sconces from the Jataka.
In the afternoon, the tour continue visit to Htilominlo Temple with old murals and friezes and then approach to Tharabar Gate way into Old Bagan. Then, visit to Ananda Temple it is a whitewashed masterpiece and with four standing Buddha Images, Thetbyinnyu Temple, Dhamayangyi Temple which is famous for its interlocking mortar thickest brickwork. Late afternoon, continue to Shwesandaw Pagoda for beautiful sunset and then transfer to hotel and overnight in Bagan.
Mount. Popa – Bagan
Optional Tour With Extra Cost:
Early morning, the tour start for surprise discover day to see the ancient city of Bagan form above. Client’s enjoy a magnificent bird’s eye view of thousand year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River with “BALLOONS over Bagan’. It is a very exiting experience and clients will never forget. The Balloon is guided by gentle wind and chance to see slowly the sun rising. #
After breakfast, proceed on a scenic overland journey to Mount.Popa. It is an extinct volcano which 1518 meters (4981 feet) above sea level, set mid lovely hill and forest scenery. The Popa Taungkalat Shrine is home to 37 Mahagiri Nats, or spirits, Satues depicting the Nats are at the base of the shrine. From the top of Taung Kalat, one can enjoy a panoramic view of the ancient city of Bagan. Late afternoon, return back to Bagan and on the way, refreshment stopover at local small factory of palm sugar alcohol refinery and observe how to make Jaggery. Overnight stay at hotel in Bagan.
Bagan – Mandalay (Flight – 07.35 to 08.05); Sightseeing Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing
After breakfast at hotel, fly to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay, directly drive to visit Amarapura. Highlights include Mahagandayon Monastery which is a school for young monks and observe the lunch process in morning, U Bein Bridge which is more than two centuries old and at 1.2 km longest teakwood span in the world. On the way, visit to the tradition hand-weaving silk workshop.
At afternoon, boat trip to visit Ava (Innwa), it is located on an island between Ayeyarwaddy and Myitnge Rivers. The tour can visit Ava by horse cart to Nanmyint Watch Tower, The Maha Aung Mye Bonzan well known as Me Nu Oak-Kyaung (Brick Monastery) was built in 1822, Bagaya Monastery, Lacquer ware industry, Yadana Hsimi Pagoda and Inwa Bridge spanning the Ayeyarwaddy River. Then , proceed to Sagaing, the hilltops, each crested with a pagoda, the banners proclaiming the Buddha’s teaching, the refuge from all ills and tribulations where over 600 monasteries for monks and nuns are located for Buddhist studies and mediation. Visit to U Min Thonze (or Thirty Caves Pagoda) which has many Buddha images in a shaped colonnade and the impressive Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda and Sunset form Sagaing Hill. At evening, return to hotel and overnight in Mandalay.
Mandalay – Mingun (By Private Boat)
After breakfast, transfer to jetty to take a private chartered boat for a cruise over the Ayeyarwaddy River towards the former capital of Mingun. After a 45-minute cruise, arrive in Mingun, famous for its huge unfinished pagoda also home to the Mingun Bell, considered as the world’s largest un-cracked ringing bell. Also visit the beautiful white Hsinbyume Pagoda.
At afternoon, sightseeing tour of Mandalay includes Mahamuni Pagoda, gold of hammering, Mandalay Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda by surrounding 729 inscribed marble slabs, known as “the world’s largest book”, Shwenandaw ”Golden Palace Monastery” to observe finest Myanmar wooden architecture, and visit Atumashi Monastery.
Sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight stay at hotel in Mandalay.
Mandalay – Kalaw – Inle Lake (By Private Air-conditioned Car)
After breakfast, drive by road to Kalaw. Kalaw is a former colonial British hill station on the western edge of the Shan Plateau in Myanmar and it is cool during the day and cold at night. There are many hiking trails amid gnarled pines and bamboo groves. Palaung Tribe Village is also famous for trekking and a narrow valley where the Palaung cultivate cheroot, tea, damsons and mangoes on the hill. At evening, transfer to hotel and overnight in Inle.
Inle Lake (By Boat)
After breakfast, morning visit one of the 5 Days rotation market (only on market day) and sightseeing for magical Inle Lake, which is located 1328 meters above sea level and 22 km long and 11 km wide. Highlights include the fisherman rowing in the one-legged style characteristic of Inle Lake boatmen and the gardens of grass and earth floating on the surface of this shallow lake used for growing vegetables. Besides the enjoyment of the scenery we can also visit the holiest religious site Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Silk Weaving Village of Inphawkhon, Burmese Cats House, Cheroot making and other cottage industries. Then, visit to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, a beautiful old teak wood building before transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel.
Heho – Yangon (By Flight – 10.30 : 11.40 hrs) – Kyaikhtiyo
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Heho airport for domestic flight back to Yangon. Arrival at Yangon, continue the trip to Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda known as “Golden Rock” about 04 hours driving from Yangon. Regular car or coaches can reach only Kingpun Base Camp at the foot of the hills, from there takes an open truck up to the top of the mountain. When you reach the main pilgrimage site, you will see the sacred boulder covered by gold leaf is balance precariously on the very edge of cliff and enjoy sunset from this unforgettable site. The 9000 candle lighting festival is also a popular among the events in Myanmar. Overnight stay at hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.
Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) – Bago – Yangon
After breakfast, enjoy sunrise from Mountain Top before drive by road to an ancient capital Bago, drive by road to an ancient capital Bago. Arrive at Bago, the tour can visit first Kyaik Khat Wain Kyaung, to see monks come out for receive donation if arrive in time and Shwe Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha (55 meters long), Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda, 28 Meter high huge image of Kyaikpun Pagoda and visit to Kanbawzathardi Golden Palace of King Bayinnaung. At afternoon, return to Yangon and overnight in Yangon.
Yangon Full Day Sightseeing
After breakfast, the tour sightseeing start for visit to the old colonial-style city center with city hall, Mahabandoola Park with Independence Monument, Strand road and Yangon Jetty by Car. Then continue visit to Botahtaung Pagoda and Ahma Mya Nan Nwe, a devotee to the Botahtaung Pagoda. She was known to be a dragon guarding the pagoda and Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market, is the most popular market (close on every Monday & Public holiday) and where you can buy luxury item, handicrafts, food stuff, clothing, jewelry, fashion and consumer goods.
In the afternoon, the tour visit to Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha and continue visit to Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the Royal lake for photo stop and world famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset. Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.
Yangon – Final Departure
After breakfast, free time at hotel until transfer to Int’l airport for departure.
End of arrangements….
|Places||Hotel||Room Category||No. of Nights|
|Yangon||Taw Win Garden Hotel /similar||Deluxe||03|
|Kyaikhtiyo||Mountain Top Hotel /similar||Superior||01|
|Bagan||Hotel Yadanarbon /similar||Superior||02|
|Mandalay||Oway Grand Hotel /similar||Deluxe||02|
|Inle Lake||Amata Garden Resort /similar||Deluxe||02|
|Dinner Supplement without transfers||USD 22|
|Hot Air Ballooning at Bagan with Standard – Service Supplement||USD 285|