Grand Myanmar Tour - 14 days

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Itinerary Overview

Discover the best of Myanmar on this two-week itinerary. You'll start and end in Yangon, stopping along the way to wander through the ancient temples of Bagan, explore the former royal capital of Mandalay, and gaze upon the spectacular waters of Inle Lake. We've also included a few local neighborhoods and hidden corners not featured in most ordinary Myanmar journeys.

Route: Yangon - Bago - Mandalay - Mingun - Monywa - Bagan - Inle Lake - Indein - 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

Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel to drop off you luggage. Free for personal activities. 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 Sightseeing

08:00: pickup at the hotel for the city tour to visit most interesting sites. We start with visit to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. A visit to Chauk Htat Gyi provides a great overview of Buddhism with murals depicting the life of Buddha. The feet of the statue are carved with traditional symbols and often many locals gathering to pay homage and pray. Then we visit 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". Enjoy some shopping in bustling Scott market before heading back to the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 3: Yangon – Bago – Yangon

After breakfast at hotel, Day return sightseeing trip to Bago. Visit to Kyaikpon four seated Buddha Images. Kyakhatwine Monastery, where a thousand of monks who take their last meal of the day at 10 am in total silence, Kanbawza Thardi Palace built by King Bayinnaung, Kalayani Sima (Ordination Hall), Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Shwethalyaung Pagoda, the world’s most beautiful reclining Buddha, Wood Carving Industry and Bago local Market. Visit enroute World War II Allied War Grave Cemetery near Taukkyant. Drive back to Yangon.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 4: Yangon - Mandalay

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for Mandalay, Up on arrive Mandalay and check in to hotel and Mandalay full day sightseeing; visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda a large Buddha image carved out of a single block of marble, Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace) noted for its exquisite wood carving, Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the world’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures. Mandalay Palace and in the afternoon to observe the Gold leaf beating, Stone carving, Wood carving and Tapestry and an enjoy the sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

DAY 5: Mandalay - Amarapura - Mingun

After breakfast at hotel, Proceed to Amapura visit to Mahagandayon Monastery, observe Myanmar Traditional Hand-Woven silk workshop, visit to Mahagandayon Monastery, enjoy beautiful scenery at U Bein Bridge. In the afternoon depart from Mandalay on a private boat along the Ayeyarwaddy River to visit Mingun, a village on the west bank of the river. Visit to Mingun Pahtotawgyi, the world renowned ringing Mingun Bell and beautiful Myatheintan Pagoda. Drive back to Mandalay. 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 - Sagaing - Monywa

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Sagaing Hill, a complete retreat from the hurly-burly life or a corner for peace and silence. The hill is actually a home for hundreds of monasteries. It contributes a significant role in Myanmar religious belief. After visiting Sagain Hill continue drive to Monywa. Arrive Monywa and check into your hotel. After lunch, proceed by road to Shwe Ba Hill and Phowin Taung caves to see the seldom visited 15th Phowin Taung temple complex where more than 450,000 sandstone Buddha's were carved in the hillsides in caves and tiny niches. Return to Monywa and overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Monywa

DAY 7: Monywa - Pokkaku - Bagan

After breakfast, before heading to Pokkaku, make a town tour of Monywa which includes Thanboddhay Paya (with 500,000 of Buddha images) and Boddhi Tahtaung (one thousand of bo tree). Heading south out of Monywa we take a seldom-driven road through a rice growing region along the Chindwind River to Pokkaku. Here we take a local ferry across the river and continue drive into Bagan for sunset on a pagoda. Overnight in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

DAY 8: Bagan sightseeing

After breakfast, 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 9: Excursion to 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. Overnight in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

DAY 10: Bagan - Heho - Inle Lake

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for flight to Heho. Proceed to Inle Lake. Visiting Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Floating Gardens, Unique Leg-rowers, Traditional Fishing Method Stilt House Villages on the lake and Nge Pe Chaung (Jamping Cat) Monastery. Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

DAY 11: Inle Lake – Indein sightseeing

After breakfast at hotel, Visit to Indein, ancient pagodas, Shan Cheroot making, free for leisure in Inle Lake.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

DAY 12: Inle - Free day

Enjoy your free day to relax in Inle Lake.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

DAY 13: Inle -Yangon

Free and easy till airport transfer for the flight to Yangon.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 14: 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, Boat

Accommodation

Hotel (13 nights)

Meals

13 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
  • 3 Internal flights (Yangon - Mandalay; Bagan - 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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