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10-Day Myanmar Small Group Tour
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Overview

This exclusive group tour program, starts Mandalay and ends Yangon, designed with it’s different activities and overland travels to insight of local, except for an essential air travel.
Tour starts at MANDALAY, Myanmar’s cultural capital. Continuing overland tour from Mandalay to Bagan with one night stop en route, in MONYWA, a picturesque town on the Chindwin River and famous with her monuments and lime Stone Caves. After 2½ hr boat trip, arrive to BAGAN and explore the incomparable thousands of stupas and pagodas.
Start overland trip to KALAW with the spectacular view of Mt. Popa en route and explore the beauty of KALAW with its colorful tribes in surrounding before leading to INLE LAKE, famous of its native, fishing method and picturesque lake.

Cooking Class with lunch at Inthar house will offer you extensive memory, whist supporting local family.

Discover the floating gardens and villages of INLE LAKE and flight to YANGON, where your thrilling Myanmar travels will come to end.

 

Day 1

Arrive Mandalay

Day 2

Mandalay - Amarapura - Mingun - Mandalay

Day 3

Mandalay - Sagaing - Monywa

Day 4

Monywa - Pakokku (By Car) - Bagan (By Boat)

Day 5

Bagan, Temple Visit

Day 6

Bagan - Mt.Popa - Kalaw (By Car)
Day 7 Kalaw - Inle Lake
Day 8 Inle Lake / Indein, Cooking class with lunch
Day 9 Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon
Day 10 Depart Yangon

 

Tour Price :

Standard Hotel Basic - US$ 1260 per person in half-twin room

Tour Operates :

Monthly Departures are guaranteed for minimum 2 persons

Please Note: The price will vary according to travel dates and room availability.

 

Tour Departures : 16 October 2017, 23 October 2017, 30 October 2017, 6 November 2017, 13 November 2017, 20 November 2017, 27 November 2017, 4 December 2017, 11 December 2017, 18 December 2017, 25 December 2017

 

Our Package Tour Rate Are Inclusive Of:

  • Accommodation in shared twin rooms with daily breakfast
  • Sightseeing with English speaking station guides (different guides in each places)
  • Domestic airfares Heho-Yangon with domestic airport tax
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles with drivers
  • Sunset horse cart ride in Bagan
  • Private local boat for Inle Lake, Mingun and Pakokku-Bagan excursions
  • Cooking class with lunch in Inle Lake
  • Entrance fees for the visits
    Mandalay: Zone fee
    Monywa: Zone fee
    Bagan: Zone fee
    Inle Lake: Zone fee
    Yangon: Shwedagon Pagoda

 

Not Included Are:

  • Travel insurance
  • Unlisted Meals (Lunch and Dinner)
  • Compulsory Christmas and New Year Eve Dinner
  • Possibly flight fuel surcharge
  • International airport departure tax Yangon (USD 10/person at present)
  • Visa Fee
  • International Airfare
  • Bank charges
  • Travel insurance
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels (Official check-in time is at 14.00 & check-out time is at 12.00)
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry etc.
  • Services, which are not mentioned in above

 

In this itinerary above we have suggested and included the following hotels and similar ones.

CITY

STANDARD CATEGORY HOTEL

MANDALAY
Shwe Inngyin Hotel (***)
Superior Room
www.shweingyinnhotel.com
MONYWA

Hotel Chindwin (***)
Superior Room
www.hotelchindwinmonywa.com

BAGAN

Floral Breeze Hotel (***)
Superior Room
www.floralbreezehotelbagan.com

KALAW

Dream Villa Hotel (**)
Superior Room
www.dreamvillahotel.com

INLE LAKE

Inle Apex Hotel (**)
Superior Room
www.inleapexhotel-nyaungshwe.com

YANGON

Central Hotel (**)
Superior Room
www.centralhotelyangon.com

Itinerary

Day 1        Arrive Mandalay

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Upon arrival at MANDALAY airport, welcomed by your guide and transferred to hotel (Remark : Hotel official check in time is 14.00 noon). In the afternoon, experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay including the SHWE INBIN MONASTERY; the GOLDEN PALACE MONASTERY, a superb example of a traditional wooden building and KUTHODAW PAGODA the world’s largest book made of marble. Then proceed to MANDALAYHILL for sunset.

Overnight stay in Mandalay.

 

Day 2        Mandalay - Amarapura - Mingun - Mandalay

mingun-01After breakfast, drive to MAHAGANDAYON MONASTERY where more than a thousand monks live and study. Time permitting you will have the opportunity to observe the monks having their last meal of the day in total silence. Continue to 200-year-old U BEIN teak bridge, built in 1782 during the era when Amarapura was the Royal capital. Then, visit also one of the most revered religious monuments of Myanmar, the MAHAMUNI PAGODA.  Mandalay is also a major arts and crafts center. Visit a Kalaga tapestry craftsmen’s shop.  Afternoon, an excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River to MINGUN, about 11 km (1 hour) upriver from Mandalay. Visit the unfinished MINGUN PAYA, which was meant to become the largest stupa in Myanmar constructed by King Bodaw Paya one of the world’s largest bells; the 90 ton weighing MINGUN BELL and HSINBYUME PAYA. Return back to Mandalay by enjoying sunset on boat.
Overnight stay in Mandalay.

 

Day 3        Mandalay - Sagaing - Monywa (By Car)

monywa-01Moring drive to visit Sagaing including SAGAING HILL. Continue to MONYWA (150 km - 4 hours) including visit to the villages and small towns en route. Arrive to Monywa and check-in at your hotel. Afternoon cross the CHINDWIN RIVER by ferry boat and proceed by pick-up (40 km - 1 hour) to PO WIN TAUNG, a network of impressive sandstone caves containing Buddha statues, wood carvings and fine mural paintings, some dating back to the 15th century. Dozens of large and small caves with about 450,000 images are hidden in the area of the Hpo Win Hills. Return back to Monywa. If time permit, visit Kyaukkar Village and Shweguni Pagoda. Take a photo stop at Htan Zalote Water Fall before returning to hotel.
Overnight stay in Monywa.

 

Day 4        Monywa - Pakokku (By Car) - Bagan (By Boat)

After breakfast, visit THANBODDHAY PAGODA; where 845 small stupas surround and rise up to the richly decorated central stupa. The pagoda is built to remind of Mt Meru and has some similar characteristics to Borobudur of Java. Take a walk through the nearby banyan tree grove BODDHI-TATAUNG where thousand Buddha images rest at the feet of the trees. Enjoy the panoramic view from AUNG SETKAYA PAGODA, standing 130 meter high on the Po Khaung hills. Drive to PAKOKKU (110 km – 4 hours), a port city set south of the CHINDWIN confluence with en-route visit to MA-U VILLAGE. After visiting Pakokku, continue by boat on the AYEYARWADDY RIVER, to BAGAN. This down river trip takes approximately 2 hours. Upon arrival to Bagan, transfer to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Bagan.

 

Day 5        Bagan, Temple Visit

bagan-12We depart to visit stroll through the Colorful Local Market and continue the day with visits to the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan including SHWEZIGON PAGODA, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; GU BYANUK GYI, a temple with superb murals of Jataka scenes; KHAY MIN GA TEMPLE, noted for its panoramic view of the area’s numerous monuments and ANANDA TEMPLE, with four standing Buddha images. Afternoon, visit one of Myanmar’s and Bagan’s most famous lacquer ware workshops, and see craftsmen, in MYINKABA village. You will continue to MANUHA TEMPLE, built in Mon style in 1059; NANBAYA TEMPLE, a unique sandstone monument and according to legends a former palace site of King Manuha. Next you will explore the UNESCO protected MYINGABA GU BYAUKGYI TEMPLE, a temple known for its mural paintings. Enjoy a short horse cart ride among the temples. Finish the day of sightseeing by watching sunset over Myanmar’s longest river, Ayeyarwaddy from the SHWE SAN DAW PAGODA.
Overnight stay in Bagan.

 

Day 6        Bagan - Mt.Popa - Kalaw (By Car)

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Today we depart early to visit Mt. Popa. Short stops at a toddy-palm climber’s hut to see how to tap toddy wine from the fronds, how jaggery, liquor is made from palm sugar, how to make ox-pressed edible sesame, peanut oil, making toys from toddy leaves. After enjoying local tea and snack with the fresh air,  continue visit MT. POPA, an extinct volcano with spectacular views. Mt. Popa is a popular pilgrimage destination for Myanmar. The local people travel here from far away to worship various animist spirits known as “nats” 777 steps lead up to the shrine placed on top of the steep Popa peak. Continue to highway drive to Kalaw around 7 – 8 hours (280 Km). The journey continues on a narrow, winding and bumpy road through the Shan Hills. You will reach KALAW, a fresh and delightful hill station, situated on the rim of the Shan Plateau, and transfer to hotel.
Overnight stay in Kalaw.

 

Day 7        Kalaw - Inle Lake

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Kalaw is a lively market town where many ethnic minority people of the surrounding areas buy and trade their goods. Visit Kalaw Market and town before drive to NYAUNG SHWE (62 km, 2 ½ hours). Day excursion by boat on the Inle Lake will include sights of the famous leg rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing, village life and magnificent scenery. Start visit to the PHAUNGDAW OO PAGODA, one of the most sacred shrines in Myanmar, dating back to the 18th century; SILVER SMITH, BLACK SMITH, CIGAR AND WEAVING WORKSHOPS in YWA-MA and INPAWKHON. And also visit Padaung Family (If the Padaung Family is still in Inle Lake) and the NGA PHE KYAUNG MONASTERY wonderfully carved wooden floating monastery in the lake. Return back to hotel in Nyaung Shwe.
Overnight stay in Nyaung Shwe.

 

Day 8        Inle Lake, Cooking class with lunch

After breakfast, the visit begins with the local market in the Inle Lake region (Remark : on market days only). Then proceed to the Western Shore of Inle Lake, where you will find the beginning of a stair path leading to the well hidden INDEIN complex.  Visit one of the most amazing historical sights on the shore of the lake consisting of hundreds of small stupas overgrown by moss and green vegetation. Continue to an Intha family’s house or local restaurant and join them in preparing lunch. Using local produce, herbs and freshly caught fish, prepare a feast of traditional dishes handed down from generation to generation of Intha families. Sit down around a large wooden table, local-style, and enjoy a delicious lunch in the company of a warm, hospitable local family. After lunch, continue on foot to a village nearby where several crops are grown in traditional ways. Walk in an easy pace along one of the many creeks passing through rice fields to the village of SAE MA. Visit the primary school of the village and possibility to meet the children and teachers to observe their way of learning and teaching. Return back to Nyaung Shwe.

Overnight stay in Nyaung Shwe.

 

Day 9        Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon (By Flight) 

After breakfast, transfer to airport for domestic flight to YANGON. Upon arrival,  welcomed and transfer to hotel. Then, drive to visit Yangon’s colonial-style city center. Enjoy the Yangon Heritage Walking Tour start at MAHABANDOOLA PARK from where you have the perfect view on Colonial Buildings, CITY HALL and HIGH COURT. Have a stop at HLA DAY, a non-profit social enterprise shop, offers quality contemporary and traditional handicrafts sourced from local producers often struggling to overcome disability, exclusion and poverty. You'll find colorful women's and kids' clothing, soft toys, stationery, jewellery, home wares and more there. Then, visit and stroll through the BOGYOKE (SCOTTS) MARKET (closed on Monday and Gazette holidays), a compound of hundreds of food, garment, handicraft and gem stores. After a photo stop at the KARAWEIK HALL, a 'hamsa-bird-shaped' floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake, visit the magnificent reclining Buddha CHAUK HTAT GYI. Evening, visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments, the SHWEDAGON PAGODA by enjoying sunset.

Overnight stay in Yangon.

 

Day 10        Depart Yangon 

Breakfast at hotel. Day at free to enjoy in Yangon before transfer to airport for departure.

 

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