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Discover Myanmar

Discover Myanmar Tour

Hohepunkte Myanmars Map

9 Days / 8 Nights

from / to Yangon

Tour Highlights
9 days and 8 nights of exciting Myanmar tour
Discover the exotic metropolis of Yangon
• Explore the famous Shwedagon Pagoda
• Learn what the ancient city of Amarapura has to offer
• Enjoy a river cruise at Bagan
• Explore the sights and sites of Bagan
• Conquer the heights of Mount Popa
• Visit a Buddha-filled limestone cave
• Explore the wonders of Inle Lake
This exciting 9-day tour will take you to different places across Myanmar, including famous landmarks and ancient sites. You will also have a chance to see the 200-year old wooden teak bridge as well as enjoy local scenery and landscape. Cruise the Irrawaddy River and prepare to be amazed by the lively river scene. You will conquer the revered Mount Popa and explore the sites along Inle Lake.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Yangon

After you picked up from the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. First you will visit the Bothahtaung Jetty and Bothahtaung pagoda, which is an ancient arrival port of entry to Yangon. Then proceed to the Pansodan Jetty passing by the central post office. On the way, you can also visit the historical hotel named “Strand Hotel”, which was built since 1901 and is a hotel in the list of the Yangon City Heritage. If you like, you can have a cup coffee or tea (at your own account) in the cafe of the legendary Strand Hotel. Then you continue walking around the historical buildings, which bring back the image of colonial era.

Walk along the Pansodan road, where colonial buildings line up on your both sides, till you get to Sule Pagoda, the spot that represents the centre of Yangon, where you will be surrounded by the High Court, Immanuel Church, Islamic Moresque and Sule Pagoda. You will see the city hall as well as the independence monument. Then proceed to walk through the Indian district, where you can see their daily life by selling all kinds of old and junks for electrical appliances, those seems to be worthless but eventually not for some particular customers.

After having a break in your hotel in the afternoon, the Kandaw Gyi Lake together with the Karaweik Park, and then the reclining Buddha in mega size named Chauk Htat Gyi, which is 256 feet (About 70 Meters) long. Around the precinct of reclining Buddha, there are monasteries, which you could visit at your own choice. Finally you will visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, which is the image of Myanmar or the guardian image of all people. Shwedagon is shining in its gold with the height of 326 feet about 100 meters high, the whole stupa is decorated with gold leavs and plates with a crown or umbrella decorated with thousands and thousands of jewelleries. Visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda during the sunset is a wonderful moment to enjoy the alteration of lustre and the tones of its gold colour according to the brightness of the sun could last in your forever lasting memory.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 02: Yangon – Mandalay – Sagaing – Ava- Amarapura – Mandalay (B, – , -)

Transfer to the airport. Flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival you start an excursion around Mandalay to explore the former capitals of Ava, Sagaing and Amarapura. This morning, cross a bridge over the Irrawaddy River to Sagaing, the religious center of Myanmar. Covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, it is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers. You will visit pagodas such as Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thone Sae. You’ll also visit Sagaing’s market, for a range of items for sale including locally made pottery, silver and other handicrafts. We will also stop at a small pottery village to see the process of making the water pots found throughout Myanmar.

Continue to Ava, the capital from 14th to 18th centuries, where a short ferry ride will take you across the river for a horse and carriage tour. Visit the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace and Fort. There are many small villages located amid Ava’s ruins and as you travel by horse and cart you’ll get a glimpse of local life in the Burmese countryside. Return toward the city and stop at Amarapura, the ‘City of Immortality’. Visit a silk weaving workshop which produces exquisite handmade products and Mahagandayon monastery,home to over one thousand monks. Then, continue on for a stroll across the 200 year old, teak U Bein Bridge. 1.2 kilometers in length, it is the world’s longest teak span.

Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 03: Mandalay – Bagan (B, – , -)

In the early morning you embark on a traditional boat and depart for Bagan along the Irrawaddy River which is the Blood Stream of Myanmar, you enjoy the wonderful view of the landscape, glittering pagodas and wooden stilt villages. You pass ferries, fisher boats, wooden and bamboo rafts and see the bustling river banks. After arrival you transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Bagan.

Note: In case there is no boat trip, you can fly from Madalay to Bagan with surcharge of 42 USD per person minimum 2 pax

We also recommend to go to Bagan via Pakokku and then to Bagan by a small private boat. Surchage :   47 USD per person minimum 2 pax

Day 04: Bagan (B, – , -)

After breakfast stroll through the colorful market of Nyaung U where you can see the local products and the lifestyle then explore the archaeological fields of Bagan. Between the 11th cities of Asia was located at this field and decorated with more than 13000 temples, pagodas and monasteries. Around 2000 religious buildings are preserved. Visit the Shwezigon Pagoda which was donated in the 11th by the founder of Bagan Dynasty King Anowrahta but the whole construction was done into completion by the King Kyansittha then proceed for the Htilomino temple which reaches a height of 46 meters.

In the afternoon continue to the Ananda temple which once set the architectural benchmark in Asia for its unique beauty. Later see the holy Manuha Temple which express the feeling of Kind MANUHA in his imprisonment, Nanpaya (The prison for captured King Manuha) and MyinkabarGubyaukgyi.  (Where we can see the original mural paintings those are almost intact) Enjoy the romantic sunset at one of the many pagodas.

Overnight in Bagan.

Optional Touring:Ballon ride: Begin your morning with an overview of the city on a grand scale with a hot-air balloon flight over the plains of Bagan. Enjoy the fabulous views as the sun rises over the stupas and Irrawaddy River. This is truly an unforgettable and unique experience!

(Note: available only from October to March)

Day 05: Bagan – Mount Popa – Kalaw (B, – , -)

In a cozy car you drive to Kalaw. For the distance of 300km you will need around 7 hours. En route stop to visit the great Mount Popa which reaches a height of 700 meters, The extinct volcano is home of the Nat ghosts. Fit and healthy persons climb up 777 stairs to the temple which is on top of the Crag of Mt Popa. You are rewarded with a fantastic view over the landscape. Later you arrive in Kalaw, an attractive mountain town, founded in the British colonial era.

Overnight in Kalaw.

Day 06: Kalaw – Pindaya – Inle Lake (B, – , -)

In the morning you explore Kalaw and drive afterwards to Pindaya which is located by a small lake up in the mountain. Limestone caves contain thousands of Buddha statues. Continue to a workshop for handicrafts and see how umbrellas of the Shan are traditionally made, then proceed for the Inle Lake.

Alternative: you have the opportunity to explore Mount Popa on day 05 with an overnight stay in Bagan. On day 06 you take a flight from Bagan to Heho. From Heho you travel to Pindaya and Inle Lake.

Day 07: Inle Lake (B, – , -)

Start your excursion through this magnificent and unique landscape. View the unique way the Intha fishermen row their canoes. Unlike the lake dwellers anywhere else, the Intha fishermen use their legs to row, thereby freeing their hands to fish. Explore floating gardens and villages and learn about the daily life at the Inle Lake. Continue to the Indein Pagoda and the local market which is closed on certain days.

In the afternoon visit the PhaungdawOo Pagoda which is the Icon of Inlay Lake, the silk producing village of Inpawkhone and finally the NgaphaeKyaung monastery.

Overnight at the Inle Lake.

Day 08: Inle Lake/Heho – Yangon (B, – , -)

This morning transfer to the Airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival your guide and driver will greet you and transfer to your hotel for check in. After freshening up, you will transfer to Yangon Railway station to embark upon a circular train journey to the outskirts of town (20-30 minutes ride) to observe the lively and colorful life of the rural Burmese people. Disembark to visit Kyi Myin Daing market and enjoy exploring the market and meeting the friendly locals before returning by road to Yangon.

Finally you will get the Historical Market called Scott Market, where you can see the life of people and local products like Woven Materials, Wood and Stone carvings, Jewellery and Gems. As well as Imported goods. A visit to Scott Market could give the guests for shopping opportunity as well. After visiting the Scott Market, we will continue to China Town where people are in different life style and a chance to visit a historical Chinese Temple on the Strand Road which was the first temple founded in Myanmar. Return to your hotel.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 09: Yangon (B, – , -)

After breakfast at hotel, free at leisure till transfer. We will transfer you to the airport for your flight.

(Your hotel room is available until 12:00. If you are departing later, you can ask the hotel to keep the luggages. A late check-out is possible upon availability with some charge.)

Rates & Services

Rates: 01.05. 2016 – 30.09.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room (single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 1.848 3.161 416
Hotel Category Superior 1.950 3.341 614
Hotel Category First Class 2.648 4.710 1.126
Note: On 24.12 and 31.12, some hotels charge for compulsory gala dinners. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.During certain dates, seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and Myanmar Water Festival (13.04 – 16.04.). Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

Rates: 01.10. 2016 – 30.04.2017

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room (single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 1.966 3.362 438
Hotel Category Superior 2.075 3.554 647
Hotel Category First Class 2.818 5.011 1.198
Supplement for Christmas Eve (24 Dec) & New Year Eve (31 Dec) not included.
Note: On 24.12 and 31.12, some hotels charge for compulsory gala dinners. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.During certain dates, seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and Myanmar Water Festival (13.04 – 16.04.). Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

Surcharge for the option tour

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons 1 person (single traveller)
Ballon ride in Bagan (Day 4) 342 342

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For rates for 3 or more travellers in one booking, please inquire with our team.

Services included in our rates:
• accommodation inc. breakfast (B)
• other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
• local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
• all transfers
• boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
• domestic flights as detailed in the itinerary, economy class (20 kg luggage per person)
• sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
• one high-quality guidebook per room
Services NOT included in our rates:
• international flights from and to your country of origin
• travel insurance
• meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
• visa fees
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• no minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes.

Our Selection of Hotels for You

Hotel Category Standard:
Yangon: East Hotel **(* ) (Deluxe Room) / Hotel 51 **(*) (Deluxe Room)
Mandalay: Shwe Ingyinn Hotel *** (Superior Room)
Bagan: Shwe Yee Pwint Hotel *** (Bagan Room) / Bagan Thande Hotel *** (Superior Room)
Kalaw: Pine Breeze Hotel **(Superior)
Inle See: Inle Resort ***(*) (cottage)
Hotel Category Superior:
Yangon: Best Western Green Hill ***(*) (Deluxe Room)
Mandalay: Yadanarpon Dynasty Hotel *** (Villa)
Bagan: Bagan Thande Hotel  ***  (Deluxe garden view )
Kalaw: Drean Mountain **(*) (Deluxe Room)
Inle See: Inle Resort ***(*) (Royal Villa private pond garden view  Room)
Hotel Category First Class:
Yangon: Sule Shangrila Hotel  ***** (Deluxe Room)
Mandalay: Mandalay Hill Resort ***** (Deluxe Mandalay Hill view Room)
Bagan: Aureum Palace Hotel ***** (Deluxe Room)
Kalaw: Amara Mountian Resort ***(*) (Deluxe Bungalow)
Inle See: Inle Princess Resort ***** (Lake front chalet with outdoor shower)

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