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Myanmar Highlights

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Introduction

 

Brief itinerary

 

Day 1: Bangkok - Yangon (-/L/-/)

Day 2: Yangon – Bagan (B/L/-/)

Day 3: Bagan – Mandalay – Maymyo – Mandalay (B/L/-)

Day 4: Mandalay – Heho – Kalaw (B/L/-)

Day 5: Kalaw – Inle (B/L/-)

Day 6: Inle - Heho - Yangon(B/L/-)

Day 7: Yangon – Bangkok (B/L/-)

 

Day to day itinerary

 

Day 1: Bangkok - Yangon (-/L/-)

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 rickshaws for a short trip along the Yangon River and then visit China Town to see evening market. 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.

 

Flight: Excluded 

Bangkok - Yangon - PG-703 (Etd:09:20 Eta:10:05) daily

Bangkok - Yangon - PG-701 (Etd:12:40 Eta:13:30) daily

 

Day 2: Yangon – Bagan (B/L/-)

Morning flight to Bagan. Full day sightseeing tour of Bagan with a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples, such as Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; the Gu Byauk Gyi Temple (Wetkyi-in), a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes; the Ananda Temple, with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior and the Shwe Gu Gyi Temple, noted for its fine stucco carvings and panoramic views of the area’s many monuments. In the afternoon visit to Mya Thitsa Workshop to see the various stages of the technique-s of lacquer production. It's amazing to watch 50 artists using many processes and this traditions of producing lacquer ware is recorded 170 years ago... and continue sightseeing of village. Then. enjoy sunset over terraces of the Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight in Bagan.

 

Flight: Included 

Yangon – Bagan (YH-917 06:30-07:50)

 

Day 3: Bagan – Mandalay – Maymyo – Mandalay (B/L/-)

After breakfast, transfer to airport for Mandalay Flight. Arrive Mandalay and then check in Hotel. Continue Maymyo (appr. 2 hrs.), a former British hill station, 67 km east of Mandalay.   Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.  Then, take a horse carriage around the town, quiet and green atmosphere with old colonial houses. Then visit, the National Botanical Garden which features wide expanses of manicured grass, large flower beds, 20 hectres of natural forest with walking trails, rose garden, an orchid house, a small stupa on an islet in a pond and several other ponds. Proceed to the Peik Chin Myaung cave a 45 minutes drive away from the city centre. The stalactite & stalagmites formed naturally cave has many springs with clear water running under the walk way and also a lot of Buddha images. Then, back to Mandalay and overnight in Mandalay.

 

Flight: Included 

Bagan – Mandalay (YH-917 08:00-08:30)

 

Day 4: Mandalay – Heho – Kalaw (B/L/-)

After breakfast, visit Mandalay Hill, a vantage-point for panoramic view of the city. One famous song in Myanmar said “if you want to live long, you have to go Mandalay Hill”.  Mahamuni Pagoda, with its spectacular Buddha image covered in thick layers of gold leaf. In the afternoon, visit the Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings, Atumashi Monastery, the "Incomparable Monastery", the Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world's Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures. Then drive to airport to take Heho flight. Arrive at Heho, drive (approx: 2:00) to Kalaw and overnight at Kalaw.

 

Flight: Included 

Mandalay - Kalw (W9-116 16:00-16:30)

 

Day 5: Kalaw – Inle (B/L/-)

In Kalaw, visit the market and downtown area and then a bit of hiking. Then drive to Nyaung Shwe, a town at the north of Inle Lake. From there take Inthar Style outboard to have excursion in 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 purported to have come here in the 12th Century. Overnight in Inle Lake.

 

Day 6: Inle - Heho - Yangon(B/L/-)

After breakfast, visit Khaung Dine five day market and then proceed to the silk weaving village of In Phaw Khon and visit Nga Phe Chaung (the biggest and oldest monastery around Inle Lake). In the afternoon, drive back to heho airport to take Yangon Flight. Then, overnight at Yangon.

 

Flight: Included 

Heho – Yangon (YH-15:35-17:45)

 

Day 7: Yangon – Bangkok (B/L/-)

After breakfast, 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.

 

Flight: Excluded 

Yangon - Bangkok - PG-704 (Etd:10:55 Eta:12:50) daily

Yangon - Bangkok - PG-702 (Etd:14:20 Eta:16:15) daily

 

Our trip includes

  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation as indicated
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Meals as indicated
  • Transfer and pickup airport
  • Transportation by car or minivan
  • One way train ticket
  • Domestic flights
  • Tour as indicated
  • Entrance fee

 

Our trip excludes

  • International flights
  • Visa & visa arrangement
  • Meals not indicated
  • Drinking water, soft drink and alcohol
  • Tips & personal expenses

 

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