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15 Days – Essence of Myanmar

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Tour Duration:   14 Nights / 15 Days

Where to visit:   Yangon, Pyay, Bagan, Mandalay, Pindaya, Inle & Ngapali Beach

Accommodation:   14 nights of accommodation

Transportation:   Flights and private air-conditioned vehicles

Meals:   Daily Breakfast , Lunch as mentioned in detail itinerary

Service with:   English speaking station guide (different guide in different location)

When to go:   Varies

Tour starts in:   Yangon (Myanmar)

Tour complete in:   Yangon (Myanmar)
 

Day 1 (Arrival – Yangon)
Meal: B

Upon arrival to Yangon International Airport, our guide will welcome you at the airport and make the full day sightseeing in Yangon, including exploratory walking tour to colonial heritage buildings in downtown area, hustling local market, visit to the reclining Buddha and then the great Shwedagon Pagoda – a golden pagoda of the capital – is seemed to be the best ending for the day.

Overnight in Yangon


Day 2 (Yangon – Pyay)
Meal: B

After breakfast at the hotel, check out from the hotel and start your journey to upper Myanmar. Today, we have to drive 5 hrs along the country road passing through green fields and small townships. Upon arrival to Pyay, drive to the UNESCO Heritage city – Sri Ksetra , the ancient Pyu Capital in 4th-7th century AD. Visit to the museum where the historical evidence were kept and then explore around the ancient city where you can see the early style of stupas (pagoda) and temples and imagine the kingdom from the last 2000 years ago. Then, visit to the landmark Pagoda of Pyay to enjoy the panoramic view over the city.

Overnight in Pyay


Day 3 (Pyay – Bagan)
Meal: B

After breakfast at the hotel, check out from your hotel and start the trip to Bagan, after 3 hours drive from Pyay, we will stop at the another Pyu ancient city – Beikthano which is also recognized by UNESCO, where you can see the ancient historical collections at the museum, old original building structures and ancient cemetery. Listen to what your guide explain and connect the history of two ancient Pyu cities during the very early time of AD. After that, continue to your trip to Bagan for another 4 more hours passing through the central dry zone and Myanmar Government Oil & Gas sites. Arrival to Bagan, check in to your hotel and say “Bye Bye” to your guide and driver from Yangon.  

Overnight in Bagan


Day 4 (Bagan)
Meal: B

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your another guide and driver from Bagan and enjoy the full day sightseeing, starting with a local busy morning market and explore the most high-lighted temple and pagodas such as  GuPaukGyi temple-famous for mural paintings, DamayanGyi-the most massive one, Arnanda Temple-famous for artistic skills, Shwe Zi Gon Pagoda, Thetbyinnyu temple-the highest one, PayaToneZu, Pyatthada temple etc are sure to impress and if you see a temple that interests you, just ask your guide to stop for a look. In the evening, take a horse cart ride in the pagoda forest and stop at a temple to enjoy the beautiful sunset over the pagoda sea to complete your day.

Overnight in Bagan


Day 5 (Bagan & Mount.Popa)
Meal: B,L

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to the home of the sprit, Mount. Popa – a dead volcano simply like an oasis in the desert. On the way back, visit to a real Burmese village and enjoy the typical home-cooked lunch served with the peanut oil. Come back and explore more in Bagan during the rest of the day. In the evening, transfer to jetty and cruise along the river. Stop at the sandbank (if condition allows) at the middle of the mythical Irrawaddy River to enjoy a drink and snacks as you watch the sun going down.

Overnight in Bagan


Day 6 (Bagan – Mandalay)
Meal: B

Start your morning with breakfast at your hotel before traveling to the bus station for your journey to Mandalay by air-conditioned bus. During your 6-hour bus ride, pass through villages typical of central Myanmar and observe the rural lifestyle along the way to Mandalay. Meet your guide on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Check in, and then spend the rest of your evening relaxing.

Overnight in Mandalay


Day 7 (Mandalay & Mingun)
Meal: B,L

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will take you to the jetty for one hour boat trip to Mingun. Visit to the PaHtoTawGyi-the biggest unfinished pagoda and the second largest ringing bronze bell in the world and so on. After exploring in Mingun, back to Mandalay and enjoy the lunch on boat and continue the Mandalay sightseeing such as the last palace of Myanmar, Shwe Kyaung-the elegant wooden monastery with very fine wood carving, KuThoDaw Pagoda where have the world biggest book etc, and at the end enjoy the sunset over the city from the great Mandalay Hill.

Overnight in Mandalay


Day 8 (Ava, Amarapura & Sagaing)
Meal: B

After the breakfast, start the sightseeing with MaHaMuNi bronze Buddha image-the most important pilgrimage site for local, if it cannot attract you, continue to the street back of the temple where is full of marble stone buddha image curving workshops. That will be really impressed to you. Then, continue to the biggest monastery where you can learn more about the monastic life in Myanmar.
Then head to Sagaing, the other side of Irrawaddy River where is full of monasteries, housing nearly 6000 monks, nuns and lay meditates. Visit to the famous pagodas where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Mandalay from the other side of the river. Then take a short boat trip to Ava- the capital of Myanmar in 18th century and explore by horse cart.  In the evening, enjoy the sunset at the famous wooden U Bein Bridge.

Overnight in Mandalay


Day 9 (Mandalay – Pindaya – Inle)
Meal: B

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport and fly to Heho. Meet your guide at the Heho airport and drive to Pindaya for about 2 hrs. Some tourist say, on the way to Pindaya is look like Europe country side sceneries. Moreover, there are different tribes along the way and their agriculture businesses make the mountains more colorful. Upon arrival, visit to the famous Pindaya cave where over 8000 buddha images are enshrined. After exploring in Pindaya cave, drive to Nyaung Shwe for about 2 ½ hrs and check in your hotel in Inle lake.

Overnight in Nyaung Shwe


Day 10 (Indein – Inle Lake)
Meal: B

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to jetty and start your tour. First, visit to Indein Pagoda forest and explore the 16th century complex with its main pagoda and and more than 1,000 weathered stupas covered in vines and take in the serene atmosphere off the beaten path. Walk with your guide for an hour to enjoy the fantastic views over the lake. After exploration in Indein, start the boat trip to Inle Lake for 30minutes and vegetation on the floating garden will make your day more beautiful. Then, transfer to your hotel by boat.

Overnight in Nyaung Shwe


Day 11 (Inle Lake & Vineyard)
Meal: B,L

After breakfast at the hotel, today our sightseeing will start with the colorful 5-days rotating market where you can learn more about their life styles. Then start exploring the life of Intha, the people who live on the lake, see and feel their beautiful culture including unique leg rolling fisherman, visiting their earning home factories like silk and lotus weaving, silver smith, black smith, cheroot making and canoeing around the fishermen village will understand you more about their ways of lives. Enjoy the delicious Shan traditional lunch in local home. In addition, visiting to the vineyard and testing the wine will make your day perfect.

Overnight in Nyaung Shwe


Day 12 (Inle – Ngapali Beach)
Meal: B

Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport and fly to Thandwe airport and transfer to your hotel in Ngapali Beach. Leisure your time as you please.

Overnight in Ngapali Beach


Day 13 (Ngapali Beach)
Meal: B
Free & leisure day
Overnight in Ngapali Beach


Day 14 (Ngapali Beach)
Meal: B
Free & leisure day.
Overnight in Ngapali Beach


Day 15 (Ngapali Beach – Yangon – Departure)
Meal: B

Transfer to airport and fly to Yangon. The guide will meet you at the Yangon domestic airport to transfer to the Yangon international airport for your departure flight. Guide and Car available if you have some spare time for shopping before your departure flight check in time.

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Services Include:

  • 3 sectors of Domestic flight ticket, Mandalay – Heho, Heho – Ngapali, Ngapali - Yangon)
  • 14 Nights accommodation with daily breakfast
  • All transfer & sightseeing by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English Speaking station guide
  • All entrance fees on tour
  • Meal and Drinks as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Yangon – Pyay – Bagan by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Private cruise to Mingun
  • Bus Ticket to Mandalay
  • Horse cart rides in Innwa and Bagan
  • Sunset boat in Bagan
  • Private boat excursion in Inle Lake
  • Canoe rides in Inle Lake
  • Wine tasting
  • Mineral water & towels

Services Exclude:

  • Tips & Personal Expenses
  • Meals & Drinks, unless specified
  • Insurances
  • International flight ticket
  • Others that not mentioned in the itinerary