Duration: 6 days 5 nights
Location: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Amarapura - Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake – Indein – Inle Lake - Yangon
Price: $1509
Trip code: 2004 Book now

General

 

A Glimpse of Myanmar in 6 days 5 nights  (#2004)

 

 

Day 1: Yangon – Arrival (no meals)

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport welcome by our local guide and transfer to your Hotel. In the afternoon drive to Mawtin Jetty and take a trickshaw for a short trip along the Yangon River. Then, visit Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda (a huge reclining Buddha), Karaweik Hall, a Royal floating barge on the Royal Lake for a photo stop. Late in the afternoon, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda described by Somerset Maugham: “The Shwedagon rose superb, glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city.” This massive bell-shaped stupa rises nearly 100 meters above its hill-top surroundings. Wander through this magnificent structure and its courtyards, stupas, bells, Temples, and Buddha images, and see religious and secular visitors from all parts of the globe. Shwedagon has become the symbol of Myanmar. Enjoy the sunset over the Pagoda. Overnight in Yangon.

 

Day 2: Yangon – fly to Bagan (B)

Early morning flight to Bagan. Today enjoy the whole day at the most extensive archeological site in Asia. Bagan has over 2,000 temples and pagodas of various sizes in varying states of repair and spread across the plain. Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; Gubyaukgyi, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes and Ananda Temple with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures and niches around the galleried interior. In the afternoon visit lacquer ware home industry; Manuha Temple built in Mon style from 1059 and Nanphaya Temple, said to have once been the residence of King Manuha; Enjoy sunset over the terraces of the Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight in Bagan.

 

Day 3: Bagan – fly to Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay (B)

After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival drive to Amarapura, the “City of Immortals”, and visit the 150 year old Mahagandayon monastery, the famous Buddhist learning center. It is home to a thousand monks, who will form a procession as they go to take their noon and final meal of the day. Amarapura was the capital of upper Burma until 1850. As was the custom, most of the important wooden palaces and monasteries were taken down and transported to the new capital in Mandalay. Apart from Pagodas that have survived, the ancient art of silk and cotton weaving, using handlooms, is very much alive. Visit the over 150 year old U Bein teak wood bridge. Later in the afternoon continue to the Mahamuni Pagoda, built by King Bodawpaya in 1784, hosting the revered Mahamuni image, cast in the 1st Century and now covered in thick gold leaves; Shwenandaw monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings; Atumashi monastery (Incomparable Monastery); Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures and finally climb Mandalay Hill for the sunset. Overnight in Mandalay.

 

Day 4: Mandalay – fly to Heho – Inle Lake (B)

Take a morning flight to Heho. On arrival drive to Nyaung Shwe, a town at the north of Inle Lake. From there take a motorized longtail boat on Inle Lake (25 km) famous for its unique one-leg rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and village life and the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda housing five sacred and almost shapeless Buddha images, contorted because of the quantity of applied gold leaf, gifts from the believers. The Buddha images are reported to have come here in the 12th Century. In the afternoon, proceed to the silk weaving village of In Phaw Khon and visit Nga Phe Chaung (the biggest and oldest monastery around Inle Lake) Overnight at Inle Lake or in Nyaunghswe.

 

Day 5: Inle Lake – Indein – Heho – fly to Yangon (B)

In the morning, visit one of the colorful markets at Inle Lake area. Here the markets are on 5 days rotating basis. Proceed by boat to Indein (appr. 1 ½ hour drive) to see the ancient Bagan + Shan style pagodas, built during tthe Bagan Period, passing the beautiful scenery with tall grasses and little water steps. The ruin pagodas, hidden in the bushes will give you an impression being back to the 12th century. Then take a flight back to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 6: Yangon – Departure (B)
After breakfast continue sightseeing of Yangon: the splendid National Museum, including the gem-studded royal regalia and the Lion Throne of King Mindon and King Thibaw, the last kings of the Myanmar Kingdom. In the afternoon you have enough time to wander around the sprawling Bogyoke Market through fascinating local neighborhoods. Transfer to the Yangon International Airport for the departure flight.
Ends of trip!

 

Prices from 1.10.16-12.4.17!

Price is nett per person in US$, twin shared basis, tax, service charge included in the party of

1 pax 2 pax
Superior Class (3 star) 2249 1477
First Class (4 star) 2594 1651
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Group of 1 pax is already in single room. From 2 pax up, single room’s supplement is on request.

 

Please note:

  • Prices are a guide line only. Please kindly contact us to get the best price as due to the fluctuation of the exchange rate as well as hotels might be already fully booked on your requested date (we then have to switch to a similar hotel category) the rates vary. Best is to get your travel period and your specific travel requirements.
  • Also, during Christmas and New Year time some hotels charge compulsory Christmas and New Year Eve Dinners. Some hotels only announce these shortly before the Christmas holidays. Please contact us for further information.
  • Interested in other class of hotels or customizing this tour as per your wish? Please email us for details

 

Price inclusive

  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a double/twin room.
  • Domestic flights with with Air Mandalay, Air Bagan, Asian Wings, Yangon Air or Air Kanbawza
  • Boat on Inle Lake
  • Air-con car/van/bus throughout the tour
  • English speaking guide throughout the tour (please note: guides will be on hand from pick-up until guests’ return to their hotel or reaching their destination). Free days or part days will not include the services of a guide unless requested and included in the final itinerary.
  • Entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Porter fees at the airports and jetties..

 

Price exclusive

  • International flight tickets and airport tax from/to Yangon
  • Visas fees
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Porter fees at the hotels
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals except as specified above
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses, bank handling fees, balloon over Bagan, etc…

 

Hotels used for Superior class

City Hotel & room type Website
Yangoon East Hotel / Deluxe room www.east.com.mm
Bagan Shwe Ye Pyint Hotel / Superior room www.shweyepwinthotel.com
Mandalay Hotel Yadanayarbon / Superior room www.hotelyadanarbon.com


Hotels used for First class

City Hotel & room type Website
Yangoon Traders Hotel / Superior Room www.shangri-la.com
Bagan Bagan Hotel / Deluxe River View www.bagan.kmahotels.com
Mandalay Shwe Ingyinn Hotel / Superior room Not available
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Inclusions

Price inclusive
  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a double/twin room.
  • Domestic flights with with Air Mandalay, Air Bagan, Asian Wings, Yangon Air or Air Kanbawza
  • Boat on Inle Lake
  • Air-con car/van/bus throughout the tour
  • English speaking guide throughout the tour (please note: guides will be on hand from pick-up until guests' return to their hotel or reaching their destination). Free days or part days will not include the services of a guide unless requested and included in the final itinerary.
  • Entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Porter fees at the airports and jetties..
Price exclusive
  • International flight tickets and airport tax from/to Yangon
  • Visas fees
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Porter fees at the hotels
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Travel insurance
  • Dinners, except as specified above
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses, bank handling fees, balloon over Bagan, etc…

Hotel used for packages

Hotels used for Superior class
City Hotel & room type Website
Yangoon East Hotel / Deluxe room www.east.com.mm
Bagan Shwe Ye Pyint Hotel / Superior room www.shweyepwinthotel.com
Mandalay Hotel Yadanayarbon / Superior room www.hotelyadanarbon.com
  Hotels used for First class
City Hotel & room type Website
Yangoon Traders Hotel / Superior Room www.shangri-la.com
Bagan Bagan Hotel / Deluxe River View www.bagan.kmahotels.com
Mandalay Shwe Ingyinn Hotel / Superior room Not available

Price

Prices from 1.3.16-30.9.16! Price is nett per person in US$, twin shared basis, tax, service charge included in the party of
1 pax 2 pax
Superior Class (3 star) 2310 1509
First Class (4 star) 2655 1682
Book this
Group of 1 pax is already in single room. From 2 pax up, single room’s supplement is on request.