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10-Day Myanmar Exploration Including Golden Rock, Myanmar

Created with Sketch. Yangon–Bagan–Mt. Popa–Mandalay–Ava–Inle Lake–Golden Rock
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Duration

10 Days 9 Nights

Group Size

Max 20 People

Guide

English Speaking Station Guide

Arrival

Yangon Airport

Departure

Yangon Airport

Validity

All Year Round (private Tour – Daily Departure)

Tour Customize

Your Specific Requirements Can Be Mentoned In The Booking Form

Tour Price (Validity: Until March 31, 2021)

Per person in shared Twin room in USD with English speaking Stationed guides

Supplement for Single room: USD 270 per person

The tour prices are not applicable during Water Festival between 12 to 18 April. There will be supplement for fuel charges travelling during Water Festival which will be advised upon request.

Our tour prices are subject to change in case of increase in, ground transportation cost, entrance fee, etc. Deposits will have to be applied to secure bookings at the time of booking. Some Hotels will have Compulsory Dinners Policies on Christmas Eve (24 Dec) and New Year Eve (31 Dec) which will be advised upon booking.

Minimum days to book before departure : ( 10 days ) , Max. passengers : 20
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Description

In this tour, you will visit the most important places in Yangon (The Commercial City) in South Myanmar, Bagan (The first Capital of the Myanmar Kingdom as well as the World’s Heritage Site), Mandalay (the last Royal Capital of Myanmar Kingdom) in Central Myanmar, Inle Lake (the 2nd largest Lake above 880 m above sea level) in the Eastern Myanmar, Shan State.

Observe the pilgrims devout in prayer or applying gold leaf to the boulder and enjoy a spectacular view of the valley below. The visit up to the Golden Rock is particularly nice at sunset or sunrise.

A perfect opportunity to get an interesting insight of the most stunning and remarkable must-see sites in Myanmar

You will be fully satisfied as your experienced guides will share not only the history but also the culture and religion of the city and its people.

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Highlights

  • Exploring the colonial heritage centre of Yangon with visit to its stunning religious sites
  • Visit Shwedagon, the most admired Pagoda in Myanmar. Enjoy sunset from the Pagoda and watch the tradition of people
  • Sightseeing in the stunning pagodas-filled Bagan with loads of ancient architectures and historical background
  • Enjoy the Horse cart ride and Sunset Boat tour in Bagan,
  • Sightseeing in the former royal capital Mandalay and the old cultural cities just beyond the outskirt area
  • Learn the traditional way of growing crops in the Floating Vegetable Garden in Inle Lake
  • Enchanting Inle Lake discovery with stops at the most important highlights on the lake
  • Get inspired by the appearance of Golden Rock and its beautiful sunset
  • Visit the religious sites in Bago

Hotels to be used (Subject to change if fully booked)
Notes : If the hotels we mentioned below are fully booked in the period you are staying, there may be some changes.

YangonJasmine Palace Hotel (Superior room) 3.5/4 * or similar
BaganRazagyo Hotel (Superior room) 3* or similar
MandalayHotel Sakura Princess (Superior room) 3* or similar
Nyaung Shwe81 Central Hotel (Superior room) 3* or similar
Golden RockMountain Top Hotel (Deluxe room) 3* or similar

Brief Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Yangon and Yangon sightseeing (By car)
Day 2Yangon-Bagan (By morning flight) & Bagan sightseeing (By car)
Day 3Visit Bagan-Mt. Popa-Bagan (By car)
Day 4Bagan-Mandalay (By morning flight) & visit Ava, Amarapura (By car)
Day 5Visit Mingun-Mandalay (By Boat, car)
Day 6Mandalay-Heho (By morning flight) & boat trip Inle Lake (By Boat)
Day 7Another boat trip to Indein (By Boat)
Day 8Heho-Yangon (By morning flight) & Yangon-Golden Rock (By car)
Day 9Golden Rock-Bago-Yangon (By car)
Day 10Departure Yangon

Know Before You Go (Additional Info)

  • As you will be visiting religious sites, please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees, and remember to take off your shoes and socks when entering pagoda areas.
  • Please note the Bogyoke Market is closed on Mondays and public holidays.
  • This tour is not available during the Water Festival between 12 to 18 April. During this time, everything in town is closed: restaurants, shops, markets, Museum, etc. Driving through Yangon is extremely difficult if not impossible because people celebrate the famous water-festival.
  • You cannot avoid of getting very wet because everyone throws water at everybody. People drive through the city in open cars and there are stages along the street where people throw water. Everybody going up will get very wet.

Cancellation

Cancellation charges are calculated from the day the written notification is received by the clients or agent as a percentage of the net total tour price as shown, plus any surcharges (e.g. ticketed air sectors and other penalties imposed by suppliers, such as hotels):

  • Within 31-22 days prior to arrival date: 30% of package price
  • Within 21-15 days prior to arrival date: 50% of package price
  • Within 14-8 days prior to arrival date: 75% of package price
  • Within 7 days prior to arrival date: 100% of package price

Remark

“Minimum days to book before departure : (10 Days)”

Child Policy:

The price for children under 2 years old will be advised upon request when sharing the existing bedding with parents. Supplements for extra bed or baby cot may apply.

Children between 02-11 years of age at the time of travelling are granted a discount rate (mentioned in child price) when traveling with minimum 2 adults and sharing the existing bedding with parents. Supplements for extra bed or baby cot may apply.

When one adult is traveling with a child between 02-11 years old, the full charge of an adult price is applied.

Important Notes:

There may be changes to estimated prices depending on air fuel cost, domestic airfares, US$ exchange rates and festive season surcharges. All supplemental cost to be advised.

Hotels’ normal Check in time is 1400 hrs and Check out time is 1200 noon.

Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road and/or river conditions, flight schedules and room availability. No refund shall be made for any change during once you have started your tour in Myanmar.

Price per person based on two person tour (twin hotel room sharing basis). Larger groups will pay less per person, single person purchase will mean a higher price.

If you wish come to Myanmar during Water Festival between 12 to 18 April, tour price will change and we will let you know the extra charges.

Additional charges during Festive Season: Christmas, New Year and the Water festival period may apply.

Supplements for compulsory Gala Dinners will be advised at the time of booking.

All hotels have special booking and deposit conditions and will be indicated at the time of booking.

Nonrefundable deposits may be required.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Yangon + City Tour (-/-/-)

Arrive Yangon International Airport by morning flight. Upon arrival at Yangon Airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and transferred to your hotel (Hotel check-in time is 1400 hrs). On the way to hotel, start your sightseeing with the magnificent Reclining Buddha Image at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda. Take a photo stop at the Karaweik Hall, a ‘Hamsa-bird’ shaped floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake.
After check in, start your afternoon sightseeing by driving through the colonial style building downtown, as well as Chinatown, the Indian quarter and photo stop at City Hall & the Sule Pagoda with its golden chedi – a useful landmark in downtown Yangon. In the afternoon visit Bogyoke (Scott) Market (close on Mondays and Public Holidays) to see Myanmar's wide range of handicrafts. Conclude your day with the most worthwhile visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monument, the Shwedagon Pagoda. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. After enjoying sunset from the pagoda, transfer back to your hotel. Lunch and Dinner by own account. Accommodation at Hotel in Yangon.

Day 2 Yangon – Bagan (By flight) (B/-/-)

After the breakfast at hotel, transfer to Yangon Airport for the domestic flight to Bagan (approx. 0700/0820 – direct). Upon arrival, drive to Nyaung Oo and stroll through the colorful local market where you can see the trading of local people. Then sightseeing includes: Shwezigon Pagoda – the prototype for later Myanmar pagodas built by King Anawrahta, Ananda Temple – King Kyansittha’s masterpiece and the crowning achievement of the early style temple of architecture. Htilominlo Temple – he largest temples. After lunch by own account at local restaurant, transfer to hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon, visit to Lacquer-ware making home cottage, Manuha Temple, Myinkaba Gubyaukgyi Temple – known for its wall paintings depicting scenes from the Jataka and Dhamanyangyi Temple. In the evening, you can enjoy the magnificent sun-set view of Bagan from one of the hills of Bagan. Dinner with puppet show at Nandar Restaurant (by own account). Accommodation at Hotel in Bagan.

Day 3 Bagan – Mount Popa – Bagan (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. This morning, drive approx 50 km (1½ hours) will take you to Mount Popa, and extinct volcano with spectacular views. Its shrine is dedicated to animist spirit know as “Nats” and you will have time to climb the 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the peak. Return to Bagan by passing the palm plantation and see the toddy palm wine and candy making workshops as well as the skilful toddy-palm climber collecting the wine on top of the tree. In the late afternoon, enjoy the Sunset Boat trip on Ayeyarwaddy River. Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant by own account. Accommodation at Hotel in Bagan.

Day 4 Bagan – Mandalay – Sagaing – Ava – Amarapura (By flight) (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Bagan Nyaung Oo Airport for domestic flight to Mandalay (approx. 0835/0905 – direct). Upon arrival at Mandalay Airport, drive up to Sagaing Hill to enjoy the panoramic beauty of Mandalay and Irrawaddy River. Then, excursion to the former royal capital of Innwa (Ava), reached by a short boat trip. Visits by Horse Cart include Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remains of a palace building nicknamed the "leaning tower of Ava", Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery (Mae Nu Oak Kyaung built of brick and stucco) and Bargayar Monastery, famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. Lunch by own account at local restaurant.
In the evening, drive to Amarapura, the penultimate Royal Capital and lying 11 km south of Mandalay. Visit to over 160-year-old U Bein teak bridge, built in 1851 at the time when Amarapura was the royal capital by staking 1060 teak posts over the wide Taungthaman Lake to connect two villages. One of the most photographed spots in Myanmar and well worth spending time walking across the bridge. Dinner by own account and accommodation at Hotel in Mandalay.

Day 5 Mingun – Mandalay (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. This morning, transfer to enjoy a boat journey on the Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun about 11 km (1 hour) upriver from Mandalay. Visit will start with the Mingun Bell, a magnificent sight of the world’s largest un-cracked bell weighing 90 tons, and will continue with Hsinbyume Paya as well as the unfinished Mingun Paya, built as one of the world’s largest chedis by King Bodaw Paya. Take the boat back to Mandalay. Lunch by own account at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Mandalay includes Mahamuni Pagoda with its spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves, a visit to a craftsman’s workshop to see Kalaga tapestries being created, Golden Palace Monastery (Shwe Nandaw / Shwe Kyaung), a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda (known as the world’s largest book), consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. Enjoy the sunset at Mandalay Hill. Both lunch and dinner are your own account. Accommodation at Hotel in Mandalay.

Day 6 Mandalay – Heho – Nyaung Shwe – Inle Lake (By flight) (B/-/-)

After the breakfast, transfer to Mandalay Airport for domestic flight to Heho (approx. 0840/0910 – direct). Arrive Heho Airport and transfer by car to Nyaung Shwe. A photo stop will be made at Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery near Nyaung Shwe. Check into your hotel (if the room is available).
Today enjoy full day boat trip on Inle Lake – a photographer's dream, its calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, to which scenic high hills provide the perfect backdrop. See the lake's unique “leg rowers” – the Intha people row standing up with one leg wrapped around an oar. Pass endless floating gardens, where fruit and vegetables are grown. Continue by boat to visit Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries on the lake. One can see ancient Buddha statues which are more than 200 years old. Lunch by own account at local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State. Dinner by own account and accommodation at Hotel in Nyaung Shwe.

Day 7 Inle Lake – Inndein (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Today, enjoy another boat tour to the western shore of Inle Lake, where you will find the beginning of a stair path leading to the well hidden Inndein Pagoda complex. The boat takes you through a long channel where you watch the farmers cultivate their produce. This ride is one of the most scenic boat tours on Lake Inle. Continue boat trip on the Inle Lake. On the return way to Inle Lake, visit Inn Paw Khone Village to see Silk & Lotus Weaving Work Shop, Blacksmith Work Shop & Cheroot (Burmese Cigar) and Paper Work Shop. Lunch and Dinner by own account at local restaurant. Accommodation at Hotel in Nyaung Shwe.

Day 8 Nyaung Shwe – Heho – Yangon (By flight) – Golden Rock (Overland) (B/-/-)

After breakfast, leave your hotel and transfer to Heho Airport. Domestic flight to Yangon (approx. 1030/1140 – direct). You will be welcomed by our guide in the arrival lounge and proceed your overland journey to Kyaikhto (Approx: 275 miles). Continue to Kin Pun "base camp" and onward to Kyaiktiyo (the "Golden Rock"), a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaves and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. From Kin Pun, a steep and rough 11-km dirt road leads to the upper staging point, a journey made in open trucks, which can be very crowded. On arrival, watch the beauty of a sunset at this important pilgrimage site. Lunch and Dinner by own account and accommodation at Hotel near Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock).

Remark: The open trucks operating from the base camp to the mountain top starts from 06:00 A.M. and terminates on 18:00 P.M.

Day 9 Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon (Overland) (B/-/-)

After breakfast, at 0800 check out from the hotel and return back to Yangon (119 Miles ; 5/6 hours drive) via Bago. Lunch by own account can be taken at a local restaurant in Bago. Continue with sightseeing in Bago including the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which is over a thousand years old. Repaired after an earthquake in the 1930’s, the pagoda has an impressive spire, one that is even taller than that of Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda. Visit the 55-meter-long reclining Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha image, one of the country's most revered objects. Then, continue drive to Yangon, with a brief stop at Kyaik Pun Pagoda, famous for its four giant Buddha figures. Proceed to Yangon and en-route visit the Allied War Graves cemetery near Htauk Kyant (Closed at 0400 PM). Upon arrival in Yangon transfer to local restaurant for Dinner by own account. Transfer to your hotel. Accommodation at Hotel in Yangon.

Day 10 Yangon Departure (B/-/-)

After breakfast, transfer to Yangon Airport for your International departure flight.

End of our services:

Include

  • All sightseeing and transfer services with private air conditioned Bus (24/29 Seater) as detailed in our itinerary,
  • Accommodation with breakfast at hotels specified (9 Nights),
  • Domestic flights (Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay-Heho-Yangon),
  • All entrance fees / zone fees as per itinerary,
  • All sightseeing and transfers with English-speaking local guides
  • Truck ticket & Porter charges at Golden Rock,
  • Private boat in Inle Lake,
  • One bottle of Purified Drinking Water (Local brand) & Snow Towel during sightseeing in car & boat,
  • Service charges, government tax and baggage handling at airport,
  • One (1) tour leader FOC in Sharing-Twin room for 15 full-paying participants

Exclude

  • Services not mentioned in our itinerary,
  • Visa fee for Myanmar,
  • Meals (lunch, Dinner) ,
  • International airport departure tax,
  • International flight tickets,
  • Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)

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