Essential Myanmar - 7 days

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Itinerary Overview

Take a break from the busy day-to-day life and spend some days in the 3 main destinations of Myanmar and soak in their tranquil environment. The amazing blend of mysterious temples and breathtaking scenery will give you a taste of Myanmar.

Route: Bagan - Mt Popa - Mandalay - Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing - Mingun - Mandalay
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

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel for check in. Enjoy free time to relax after long flight.

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 Sight - Seeing

Pickup at the hotel in the morning. You start with visit to Kandawgyi Lake and surrounding area, which offers numerous photo opportunities. You will visit Sule Pagoda (located on a roundabout in downtown Yangon, Yangon City Hall (featuring classic Myanmar architectural design), the High Court (noted for its British colonial architecture, including its clock tower and its red-bricked exterior). Next, you’ll visit Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, built in 1966 and famous for its huge image of the Reclining Buddha, which replaced the older image built in1907.

After lunch, you can go shopping in the Bogyoke market (formerly "Scott market") where you can get a wide range of Myanmar handicrafts, jewelry, fabrics, lacquer ware and so on. You can also visit China town markets selling fresh fruits, flowers and local delicacies. In late afternoon, you will enjoy sunset at the famous Shwedagone Pagoda. Its massive bell-shaped golden spires are plated with 60 tons of gold, while the tip of the stupa is inset with diamonds, rubies, sapphires and topaz. You’ll have a restful overnight in Yangon

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 3: Yangon - Bagan

After breakfast, take the morning flight to Bagan. On arrival, welcome by our guide and start sightseeing. This sightseeing offers a close observation to the daily life of Myanmar people at a market and the rich architecture at the most famous pagodas in Bagan. At first, Bagan Sightseeing starts with busy NYAUNG-U MARKET which is a local market in the village of Nyaung U to the northeast ofBagan. The Nyaung U Market provides great photo opportunity, and also the chance for tourists to mingle with the local Myanmar people, and watch how they conduct their daily lives. Then enjoy the rest of your time dedicated to discovering Bagan temples including: SHWE-ZIGON PAGODA, the prototype of later Myanmar stapes; ANANDA TEMPLE, the architectural masterpiece of a millennium; THAT-BYIN-NYU TEMPLE, the tallest in Bagan; DHAMMA-YANGYI TEMPLE, famous for its fine brick works; and spend the evening at the top of SHWE-SAN-DAW PAGODA for a superb sunset view.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

DAY 4: Bagan - Mt Popa - Mandalay

After breakfast, you will drive to Mt. Popa by car and excursion to the village way to Mt. Popa. You will reach to Popa Mountain Resort and stop the car in the medic herbal garden.
After lunch at popa mountain resort (own account), go to the point view and the start walking for half way and half way by car. An extinct volcano over 1,500m high, about 48km south east of Bagan. Mount Popa has played an important role in Myanmar culture, religion and history since the earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. The view over the Myingyan Plain from the top of the Popa-Taung Kalat volcanic peak is simply breathtaking. In the late afternoon, drive to Mandalay. Arrive Mandalay in late afternoon.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

DAY 5: Mandalay – Mingun

After breakfast, you will be transfer 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 and then you will take a sightseeing tour of Mandalay which includes Mahamuni Pagoda, 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 6: Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing

The day begins with a visit to the 18th century capital, Amarapura. Attend the daily meal of over thousand monks at the country’s largest monastery; Mahagandayon. Visit a silk weaving workshop, the craft specialty of Amarapura. Then continue south of the city to Ava, the capital from 14th to 18th centuries, where a short ferry ride will take us across the river to where our horse and carriage are waiting. Visit the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace and Fort. There are many small villages located amid Ava’s ruins and as you travel by horse and cart you’ll get a glimpse of local life in the Burmese countryside. In the afternoon cross the bridge over the Irrawaddy River and continue to Sagaing. Covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious centre of Myanmar. It is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers and you will visit pagodas such as Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thone Sae. Finish the day return toward the Mandalay city and stop at Amarapura, continue to U Bein Bridge for a walk along this 200 year-old teak bridge. The bridge was constructed of 984 teak posts that were once part of the deserted Inwa Palace and it is 1.2 kilometers in length making it the world’s longest teak span. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

DAY 7: Mandalay - Departure

After breakfast, you are free until your departure time. Our driver will take you to Mandalay 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 (6 nights)

Meals

6 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
  • 1 Internal flight (Yangon - Bagan)

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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