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12-Day Beautiful Myanmar Including Boat from Bagan to Mandalay

Created with Sketch. Yangon–Bagan–Mandalay–Mingun–Ava–Pindaya–Kalaw–Taunggyi–Kakku–Inle Lake
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Duration

12 Days 11 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 or Triple room in USD with English speaking Stationed guides

Supplement for Single room: USD 310 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 newly listed UNESCO heritage site), Mandalay (the last Royal Capital of Myanmar Kingdom) in Central Myanmar, Pindaya Cave, Kalaw (the British Hill station pine city), Taunggyi (the capital of Shan Stae) and Inle Lake (the 2nd largest Lake above 880 m above sea level) in the Eastern Myanmar, Shan State.

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
  • Visit some local houses where families produce Shan paper and parasols in Pindaya
  • Visit Taunggyi, capital of Southern Shan State and a former British hill station and discover Ancient Kakku Pagoda Complex
  • 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

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
KalawHill Top Villa (Superior room) 3* or similar
Nyaung Shwe81 Central Hotel (Superior room) 3* or similar

Brief Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Yangon and half day Yangon sightseeing (By car)
Day 2Full day Yangon sightseeing (By car)
Day 3Yangon – Bagan (By morning flight) & Bagan sightseeing (By car)
Day 4Bagan – Mount Popa – Bagan (By car)
Day 5Bagan – Mandalay (By morning Boat) & Transfer only in Mandalay (By car)
Day 6Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay full Day visit (By car)
Day 7Mandalay – Mingun (By Boat) – Ava – Mandalay Visit (By car and boat)
Day 8Mandalay-Heho (By morning flight) & visit Pindaya- Kalaw (By car)
Day 9Kalaw – Taunggyi – Kakku – Nyaung Shwe (By car)
Day 10Inle Lake – Inndein (Full Day Boat tour)
Day 11Inle Lake – Nyaung Shwe – Heho – Yangon (By flight)
Day 12Departure 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 and Museums are closed on Mondays and public holidays.
  • During Water Festival between 12 to 18 April, most of the restaurants, shops, markets and Museums are closed. Normal tourist sites such as Pagodas, Temples and parks are open but are very crowded. Driving through the city area and to the tourist sites will be difficult due to traffic as most of the people participate in the famous water-festival.
  • You cannot avoid of getting wet if you get out of the car or walk on the roads because everyone throws water to each other during this festival. People drive through the city in open cars and there are lots of stages shows, entertainments and funs along the roads.

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

----- hours arrival at Yangon International Airport by afternoon flight. You will meet your tour guide after clearing immigration and customs control and transfer to hotel. Arrival hotel and check-in. (Normal check in time is 1400 hrs) Time to relax.
In the evening, visit 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. Both lunch and dinner to your own account. Accommodation at Hotel, in Yangon.

Day 2 Yangon Full Day (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Pick up from your hotel and start your full day 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. Then, take a walk along Yangon River to see the busy harbor area, from where ferries leave for Pathein in the Delta and for upcountry towns along the Ayeyarwady River and Botathaung Pagoda, said to contain Buddha relics. You can make a short visit to 100 years old Strand Hotel (if requested).
In the afternoon, visit Bogyoke (Scott) Market (closed on Mondays and Public Holidays) gives you the opportunity to see Myanmar's wide range of handicrafts. Proceed to the National Museum (closed on Mondays and Public Holidays) to admire an 8-meter-high Golden Lion Throne and Mandalay Royal Regalia and the rare artefact of the Country. Chauk Htat Gyi, a huge reclining Buddha image. Photo stop at the Karaweik Hall royal floating barge. Transfer back to your hotel at 18:00 P.M. Both lunch and dinner to your own account. Accommodation at Hotel, in Yangon.

Day 3 Yangon – Bagan (By Flight) (B/-/-)

After the breakfast at hotel, transfer to 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 and Htilominlo Temple – the largest temples.
After lunch by own account, check in to the hotel. Time to relax.
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 sunset hills of Bagan. Both lunch and dinner are your own account. Accommodation at Hotel in Bagan.

Day 4 Bagan – Mount Popa – Bagan (B/-/-)

Optional morning program (operate from 07 Oct 2019 to 10 April 2020):
Early this morning, enjoy a balloon flight over the Bagan temples. Around 0530 hours the Balloon over Bagan shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel. You will drive to the departure ground of the Balloons. While the team makes the Balloon ready to go, you enjoy some refreshments, but you can also take great pictures of this event. Then, depending on the wind, you will over fly Bagan for about one hour, and enjoy spectacular views of the ancient Kingdom of Bagan in your hot air balloon! The tour ends…..where ever the wind has brought you. A glass of sparkling wine ends this fantastic event….and the shuttle bus then brings you back to your hotel.

After breakfast, 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. Lunch can be taken at beautiful Popa Mountain Resort (by own account).
Drive back to Bagan in the afternoon and on the way visit the palm tree workshop and learn jiggery sweet production. In the afternoon, the horse cart will take you through some of the more off the beaten track temple sites. Explore some more temples and experience the traditional way of travelling and transportation still commonly used by the rural people of Myanmar. Both lunch and dinner are your own account. Accommodation at Hotel in Bagan.

Day 5 Bagan – Mandalay (By Boat) (B/L/-)

After early breakfast, transfer to jetty and embark to Board RV N. Maikha to sail Mandalay. Check in time: 05:00 A.M. Departure time: 05:30 A.M. Light lunch will be served by the boat on the way on boat. The scenery along the river is timeless. Upon arrival to Mandalay at late afternoon, transfer to your hotel. Dinner by own account and overnight stay at Hotel in Mandalay.

Note: depending on the river condition, the boat schedule can be changed. If group tour, we can be rent by charter with supplement. In case the boat does not operate boat, you have to take private car or flight with Supplement.

Day 6 Mandalay – Amarapura (B/-/-)

After breakfast, drive to Amarapura, the penultimate Royal Capital and lying 11 km south of Mandalay. Here we visit Mahagandayon, a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study and the 150-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. Visit a traditional hand-woven silk workshop.
After Lunch (by own account), 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, Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung (Golden Monastery), 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. Proceed to Mandalay Hill to enjoy the scenic view of the city and its environs at sunset time. Both lunch and dinner are your own account. Accommodation at hotel in Mandalay.

Day 7 Mandalay – Mingun – Innwa (Ava) (B/-/-)

After Breakfast at hotel, transfer to jetty for excursion by boat 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.
In the afternoon, excursion to the former Royal Capital of Inwa (AVA), 20 km from Mandalay, drive to Inwa small jetty, and a short boat trip. Visit by horse drawn carriage include Bargayar Monastery, famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts; Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remains of the palace building nick-named “the leaning tower of Ava”; Mae Nu Oak Kyaung. Return to Mandalay. Both lunch and dinner to your own account. Both lunch and dinner to your own account. Accommodation at Hotel in Mandalay.

Day 8 Mandalay – Heho (By Flight) Pindaya – Kalaw (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Mandalay Airport for domestic flight to Heho (approx. 0910/0940 – direct). Arrive Heho Airport and drive to Pindaya. Visit Pindaya Caves, ensconced in limestone ridge overlooking the lake. Inside the cavern there are more than 8008 Buddha images – made from alabaster, teak, marble, brick, lacquer and cement. Visit some Local Houses where families produce Shan Paper and Parasols. And then, drive to Kalaw, which was formerly a British Hill Station. Kalaw which was formerly a British Hill station is situated at 4365 ft is surrounded by hills and pine trees. A visit will made to the Hnee Paya Monastery on the hill. Both lunch and dinner to your own account. Accommodation at Hotel, in Kalaw.

Day 9 Kalaw – Taunggyi – Kakku – Nyaung Shwe – Inle Lake (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. This morning visit colorful market, a quaint railway station. Then drive to Taunggyi, capital of Southern Shan State and a former British hill station. Visit the local market where minority people sell their produce and a cheroot factory. Just a couple of hours from Taunggyi on tarred road, discover the "long lost" ruins of Kak Ku in countryside inhabited by the Pa O people. Situated in the rolling Shan Hills, Kak Ku pagoda is very unusual and little is known about its origins. The Pa O people believe that the original pagoda was built on the site some 2,000 years ago. Dozens of small stupas surround the main pagoda in a huge circle. You can wander around the stupas, which are decorated with fine stuccowork and Buddha images. Visit one of the many Pa O villages near Kak Ku and see a huge monastery on the way back to Taunggyi. In the late afternoon, drive to Nyaung Shwe on the edge of Inle Lake (by car). Both lunch and dinner to your own account. Accommodation at Hotel, in Nyaung Shwe.

Day 10 Inle Lake – Indaing (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, explore one of the 5-day markets (on market day only). By visiting 5-day markets, clients will get insight into the life-style of the ethnic Pa-O, Danu and Intha inhabitants who came to these markets to sell their goods. Enjoy a 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. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State. See traditional handicrafts - silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop. 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.
In the afternoon, we enjoy another boat tour to Indaing, at the western end of the Lake. 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. Both lunch and dinner to your own account. Accommodation at Hotel, in Nyaung Shwe.

Day 11 Nyaung Shwe – Heho – Yangon (by flight) (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. This morning, visit the local market in Nyaung Shwe and Red Mountain Wine yard near Nyaung Shwe where you can taste various wine produced from that farm (By own account). A visit can also made to the Horse Club ran by local people of that area (Horse riding by own account).
After lunch (by own account, transfer to Heho Airport for domestic flight to Yangon. Arrive Yangon Airport and transfer to your hotel for check in. Both Lunch and Dinner by own account. Accommodation at Hotel in Yangon.

Day 12 Yangon Departure (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight.

End of our services.

Remark: 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.

Include

  • All sightseeing tour and transfer services with private air conditioned car/coach as detailed in our itinerary
  • Accommodation with breakfast at hotels as specified
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
  • All domestic airfares (Yangon-Bagan, Mandalay-Heho-Yangon) with Air KBZ, Mann Yadanarpon Airline Golden Myanmar and/or Yangon Airways
  • Tourist Ferry Boat from Bagan to Mandalay
  • Transfers and tours with English speaking stationed guides (you will meet with different guides at different destinations) (OR) English or language speaking throughout guide with a supplement
  • Bike Rental Charges in Bagan
  • Private Boat trips as detailed in the itinerary
  • Insurance surcharge on Domestic Airlines in Myanmar
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling

Exclude

  • Services not mentioned in our itinerary
  • Optional Balloons Over Bagan flight
  • Meals not specified (lunch & dinner)
  • Visa fee for Myanmar
  • International airport departure tax
  • International flight tickets to/from Yangon
  • 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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