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Discovery of Myanmar, 10 days-9 nights

Tour schedule :
Tour code : STS –MYM 03

DAY

PROGRAM

OVERNIGHT

01

Yangon Arrival (first half city tour)

Yangon

02

Yangon – Bago – Golden Rock

Golden Rock

03

Golden Rock - Yangon

Yangon

04

Yangon – Bagan (By Flight) sightseeing

Bagan

05

Bagan – Mandalay (By Flight)-Amarapura-Mandalay (by car)

Mandalay

06

Mandalay-Heho (by Flight)-Pindaya-Kalaw (by car)

Kalaw

07

Kalaw-Inle (by car/by boat)

Inle Lake

08

Inle Lake excursion (by boat)

Inle Lake

09

Inle Lake-Heho (by flight)-Yangon (second haft city tour)

Yangon

10

Yangon Departure

 

 

Day 1: Yangon (D)
Arrival in Rangoon, Airport pick-up, hotel check-in
Afternoon city tour: Drive through colonial buildings, China town, Indian quarter , stop at Kandawgyi Park for taking photos, visit Shwedagon pagoda and admire the sunset from there.
Dinner at Karaweik Palace restaurant with a live dancing performance.

 

Day 2: Yangon-Bago-Golden Rock (B-L)
Early morning, drive out of Yangon to the ancient capital of Bago (Pegu), visit Kyaikpun Pagoda, the local market and then go to see Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Bago's golden landmark.

Then drive through seemingly endless paddy fields to the small town of Kyaikto and on to the 'base camp' of Kinpun, where you will take a truck up a bumpy track about half way up the mountain. From here, walk up the path which climbs steeply to the legendary 'Golden Rock'. The climb offers magnificent views over the surrounding countryside and the opportunity to make friends with the many local people who make the pilgrimage to Kyaiktiyo.

 

Day 3: Golden Rock-Yangon (B-L)
Return to Yangon via Bago. Lunch is served at a local restaurant in Bago. Continue with sightseeing in Bago including the 55-metre-long reclining Shwe Tha Lyaung
Buddha image, one of the country's most revered objects. Visit the Maha Klyani Sima ordination all and Mahazedi ("Great Stupa") offering panoramic views.

Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer to your hotel.

 

Day 4: Rangoon – Bagan (B-L)
Morning flight to Bagan , City tour by car right after arrival: visit Nyaung U market, Shwezigon pagoda, Htilominlo temple, Ananda temple, Thabyinya temple. Lunch
After lunch, take horse-cart excursion for half day to the lacquer ware factory, follow sand paths through villages, groups of stupas, the countryside, stop at Minanthu village and Shwe San Daw temple for sunset.

Back to the hotel

 

Day 5: Bagan – Mandalay (By Flight)-Amarapura-Mandalay (by car) (B-L)
Transfer to Bagan Airport, take a flight to Mandalay.

Upon arrival at Mandalay Airport proceed directly to Amarapura. Visit Mahagandayon, a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study.

The sightseeing starts with a visit to the ancient city of Amarapura and to nearby U Bein Bridgeof teak wood, visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, home to Mandalay’s holiest Buddha statue, stops to see stone carving and gold leaf being beaten into wafer thin pieces.
After lunch, continues to visit Shwenandaw Monastery, an ancient wooden building with intricate carvings. Continue to see the ‘world’s largest book’, being the Buddhist Scriptures inscribed on marble slabs, at Kuthodaw Pagoda. Enjoy spectacular views at sunset from Mandalay Hill, where there are interesting glass-studded temples.

 

Day 6: Mandalay-Heho (by Flight)-Pindaya-Kalaw (by car) (B-L-D)
Transfer to Mandalay Airport to fly to Heho. Transfer from Heho airport to Pindaya, an interesting drive up into the hills and across the Shan Plateau, through fields of mountain rice.

Visit magnificent Pindaya Caves.

After lunch, visit family factories of Shan paper and parasols.

Then enjoy scenic drive to Kalaw, a former British hill station town, with spring-like weather and pine forests.

 

Day 7: Kalaw - Inle Lake (by car/boat) (B-L-D)
From Kalaw, drive down into the valley to Nyaung Shwe on the edge of Inle Lake and board your own local boat to take you to your hotel on the lake.

Enjoy a boat trip on Inle Lake – a photographer’s dream, its calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, see the lake’s unique “leg rowers”.

After lunch continues to visit by boat Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, famous for its “jumping cats”. Stop to see silk weaving on wooden handlooms, cigar making place, a blacksmith shop and other places as time allows.

 

Day 8: Inle Lake excursion (by boat) (B-L-D)
This day is cruising to an interesting market of that day. After Lunch, we enjoy another boat tour to Indaing, at the western end of the Lake. The boat takes you through a long channel where you watch the farmers cultivate their produce. This ride is one of the most scenic boat tours on Inle Lake. 

 

Day 9: Inle Lake-Heho-Yangon (by flight) (B-L)
Check-out, then transfer by boat and drive down to Heho Airport to fly to Yangon.

Arrival at Yangon Airport and then transfer to your hotel check in.

After lunch, explore the city by local train about three or four station around 1 hour. Visit Yangon’s unique Glass Factory, continue to Bogyoke (Scott) Market to see Myanmar’s wide range of handicrafts.

Later, take a walk along Yangon River to see the busy harbor area

 

Day 10: Departure (B)
Transfer to the airport for flight home.

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Inclusions:

  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast (based on twin sharing)
  • All meals indicated in the program (B=breakfast, L= lunch, D=dinner)
  • All ground transport on tour with A/C vehicles , boats
  • All entrance fees
  • Local English speaking guides (other languages upon request)

 

Exclusions:

  • International flight tickets to and from Myanmar
  • Single entry Visa for Myanmar
  • Personal Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as other meals, drinks, camera fees
  • All other accounts not mentioned in the above inclusions


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