Best of Myanmar Tour - 8 days

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Itinerary Overview

It’s not hard to see why tourism in Myanmar has been booming lately. With so many different locations and experiences, there’s bound to be something for everyone. For those interested in historical sites, Myanmar is one of the best destinations in Southeast Asia.
Various kingdoms have come and gone over time, leaving behind a wide array of temples, pagodas, and other monuments. Myanmar also has a plethora of ethnic groups, resulting in a colorful blend of cultures. The people of Myanmar lead all kinds of lives, shaped by urban, rural, and religious influences. Throughout this 8-day tour, you will be able to see all of this for yourself..

Route: Yangon - Bagan - Mt Popa - Mandalay - Mingin - Inle Lake - Yangon
Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible departure and customized itinerary
Guide & Driver: Local station English-speaking guides, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 3*, 4* and 5* well selected hotels

Travel Map

Myanmar Tour

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Yangon Arrival

Arrival in Yangon where you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, a walk through "downtown" Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architecture from the British times, and high-rises built by more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city centre.
Late afternoon visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar's most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz - a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this "Golden Land". Overnight in Yangon.

Note*: The hotel room will be available at 2:00pm, and in case that you would like to secure an early-check in, an additional charge will be applied.

  • Meals: N/A
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 2: Yangon - Bagan

This morning we head for the airport to get the early morning flight to Bagan. Check into the hotel and depart for a sightseeing excursion around the Bagan Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. A comprehensive exploration of Bagan includes Nyaung Oo market; Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; Kyansittha Umin; Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite mural painting of 13th century and Htilominlo Temple.
In the afternoon, after a visit to lacquer ware workshops; continue to Manuha Temple built by exile King Manuha; Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha; Ananda Temple, architectural masterpiece and Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi colour mural paintings. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of the temple of Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

DAY 3: Bagan - Mt. Popa

This morning, we will be watching sunrise over Bagan (optional) and back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at hotel, we head to Mt. Popa about 48 km south east of Bagan. Mt. Popa, known as the abode of Nats (spirits) - a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honoured by some Myanmar people and the nat museum, which houses 37 life-size nat statues sculpted from teak. It's time to climb for 777 steps to the summit. Proceed to Popa Mountain Resort ( 1hr drive ) for our lunch. The restaurant offer a great view to the Popa summit that stands straight from the central plain.
After lunch, return drive back to Bagan. On the way back, enroute stop at village cottage industry to learn the regional product as well as to watch the collection of juice from the palm trees, and its conversion to brown sugar.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

DAY 4: Bagan- Mandalay

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Nyaun U airport for flight to Mandalay. When you arrive at Mandalay airport, drive to ancient capital of Amarapura, the city of Immortality for a visit to Bagaya Monastery with a famous collection of Buddha images; weaving industries, two-century old U-Bein teak bridge on the Taungtaman Lake and observe the lunch process of thousand of monks who take their last meal of the day at 10:00 am in total silence. Proceed to Mandalay and check in at the hotel.
After refreshment, you will take a sightseeing tour of Mandalay which includes Mahanumi, a life like Buddha image. Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar and that make her to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way. Continue visit the Old Palace grounds; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world's largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha's Doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

DAY 5: Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay

After breakfast, you will be transferred for Jetty for a private boat across the river Ayeywarwaddy to visit Mingun. The dedications of King Bodawpaya such as the unfinished Pathodawgyi Pagoda a brick counterpart of pyramid in Egypt and the Mingun Bell, the second largest bell in the world are the most prominent religious heritages. Then visiting the Myatheintan Pagoda, the best representation of the Universe, will refresh your tiredness and fatigue. Return to Mandalay.
After lunch, drive to Ava, 30-minute to the south of Mandalay, was known in the west as the Kingdom of Ava. Stop by a tributary and cross it with a ferry. Travel by pony-cart around Ava to Nanmyint leaning tower which gives a birds' eye view of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River; Bagaya wooden monastery; Aungmyaybonza Monastery made of brick and stucco. Though the Royal Palace has gone, the Pagodas, Temples and Monasteries still remain. Return drive to Mandalay and see the silversmith work place on our way back to hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

DAY 6: Mandalay - Inle Lake

After breakfast, depart the hotel for flight to Heho on the Shan plateau. Transfer by road to Inle Lake and transfer to our hotel by long tail boat across the lake. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. In the afternoon, we plan to spend the day visiting villages and sampling the spectacular array of traditional handicrafts. You will see the unique method locals use to row their boats, fishermen with their own style of fishing, floating farms and gardens and a handloom weaving cottage with its own showroom. You will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

DAY 7: Inle Lake - Yangon

We are heading back down country today to return to the airport at Heho for our flight to Yangon. Our route takes us back to Heho and down the escarpment to Nyaung-Shwe for a busy local market. Check in at airport and fly back to Yangon. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. In the afternoon, we plan to visit by car to Karaweik, a royal barge for fantastic photo shot along the "pilgrims" causeway across the Royal Lake with stunning views of Schwedagon Pagoda and visit the Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) for souvenir shopping.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 8: Yangon - Departure

After breakfast, you are free until your departure time. Our driver will take you to Yangon International Airport for your flight home. Tour ends...

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

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Important Notes:

  • THIS IS OUR DEFAULT ITINERARY AND IS CHANGEABLE DEPENDING ON YOUR INTEREST

Hotels for Myanmar Tour

Standard 3* Hotels


Yangon
Grand United Hotel (Alone) (Superior)
http://www.hotelgrandunited.com/about_hgu_al.php Vintage Yatch Luxury Hotel ( Superior)
http://vintageluxuryhotel.com/
Bagan
Floral Breeze Hotel (Superior)
http://www.hotelbze.com
Mandalay
ShweIngyinn Hotel (Superior)
http://www.shweingyinnhotel.com/
Kalaw
Hill Top Villa Hotel (Superior)
http://www.hilltopvillakalaw.com/
Inle Lake (NyaungShwe)
Amazing Nyaungshwe (Deluxe)
http://www.hotelamazingnyaungshwe.com/
Ngapali
Pleasant View Resort (Deluxe Garden View)
http://www.pvrngapali.com/

Superior 3* Hotels

Yangon
Best Western Green Hill Hotel (Deluxe)
http://greenhillhotelyangon.com/
Bagan
Amazing Bagan (Deluxe)
http://www.bagangolfresort.net/
Mandalay
Best Western Plus (Eastern Palace Hotel) (Deluxe)
http://www.easternpalacehotels.com/index.php
Kalaw
Hill Top Villa Hotel (Superior)
http://www.hilltopvillakalaw.com/
Inle Lake
Paramount InleResort (Superior)
http://www.paramountinleresort.com/
Nagapali
Amazing Ngapali (Deluxe Sea View)
http://www.amazingngapaliresort.com/

Standard 4* Hotels


Yangon
SuleShangri-la Hotel (Superior)
http://www.shangri-la.com/yangon/suleshangrila/
Bagan
BaganThande Hotel (Old Bagan) (Deluxe River View)
http://baganthandehotel.net/ Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort (Deluxe Garden View)
http://www.thiripyitsaya-resort.com/
Mandalay
Mandalay HillResort (Superior)
http://www.mandalayhillresorthotel.com/www/accommodation.php RuparMandalarResort (Deluxe)
http://ruparmandalar.com/
Kalaw
Royal Kalaw Hills Resort (Deluxe)
http://www.royalkalawhillsresort.com/
Inle Lake
Pristine Lotus Inle Resort (Floating Duplex)
http://www.pristinelotus.com/ NovotelInle Lake ( Junior Suite)
http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-9395-novotel-inle-lake-myat-min/index.shtml
Nagapali
Jade Marina Resort& Spa (Connor Suite)
http://www.jademarinaresort.com/

Luxury 5* Hotels



Yangon
The Governor's Residence (Deluxe)
http://www.belmond.com/governors-residence-yangon/
Bagan
Aureum Palace Hotel (Jasmine / Orchid Villa - lake View)
http://www.aureumpalacehotel.com/bagan.html Mandalay
Mandalay HillResort (Deluxe)
http://www.mandalayhillresorthotel.com/www/accommodation.php RuparMandalarResort (Conner Suite)
http://ruparmandalar.com/
Kalaw
Royal Kalaw Hills Resort(Royal Boutique Room )
http://www.royalkalawhillsresort.com/
Inle Lake
Aureum Palace Hotel (2 Row Villa)
http://www.aureumpalacehotel.com/inle.html
Nagapali
SandowayResort (Deluxe)
http://www.sandowayresort.com

Note*: Early checking/late checkout are not included and you can change the to any other hotels and room type if required. Additional charge/discount will be made accordingly

Important information

What's included ?

Transportation

Airplane, Car

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights)

Meals

7 Breakfasts
Note*: breakfast is included at the hotel.

Price Includes

  • Overnights in selected hotels or similar
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicles (including airport pick up & see off)
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • 4 Internal flights (Yangon - Bagan; Bagan - Mandalay; Mandalay - Heho; Heho - Yangon)

Price Excludes

  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Visa fee
  • International flights pre/post tour
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and personal expenditures
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters, boat crew, and personal, non-itinerary services

Children Rates

  • FOC for infant under 2 years old (full charge for flight tickets)
  • 02 - 6 years old without bed: 35% adult rate
  • 06 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 06 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
Note*: The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation received 60 days or more before arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 20% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate
Note*: full charge for all flights is applied in case of cancellation

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