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Myanmar Frolicking Tour

Myanmar Frolicking Tour

Myanmar Stipvisite in Myanmar AsiaTrips

7 Days / 6 Nights

from / to Yangon

Tour Highlights
7 days and 6 nights of exploring beautiful Myanmar
Explore the magnificent ancient and present-day sites of Yangon
Know more about the world’s biggest book
Visit various pagodas at Mandalay
Learn about Mandalay’s traditional crafts
Stroll across the 200 year old U Bein Bridge
• Visit the City of Immortality
• Explore exciting and beautiful sites surrounding Inle Lake
• Learn more about Bagan’s rich history and culture
• Observe river life on a boat cruise
This exciting 7-day adventure will take you to different amazing places in Myanmar. First stop is the capital city of Yangon where you will visit ancient monument and structures. This will be followed by a journey to the marvelous city of Mandalay where more ancient sites await you. You will also tour wonderful sites along Inle Lake and Bagan.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Yangon

After pick up from the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. First you will visit the Botahtaung 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 on the list of the hotel is list of the Yangon City Heritage. If you like, you can have a cup coffe 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. Walking 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. Afterwards, you will get the historical “Scott Market”, where you can see the life of people and local products like woven materials, wood and stone carvings, jewellery and gems.

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.

(Your hotel room is available from about 2.00 pm available. Your luggage may already be parked in thehotel and is a former reference of rooms subject to availability on arrival.)

Day 2: Mandalay – Sagaing – Ava- Amarapura – Mandalay ( B, – ,- )

Transfer to the airport and fly 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 3: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake (B, – , – )

After breakfast, transfer to Mandalay Airport for a flight to Heho where a scenic one-hour drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which features beautiful carvings and a collection of Buddha images.

Start with a visit to the Nyaung Shwe morning market where locals gather every morning to buy and sell fresh produce from the lake and its surroundings. Take a tour by local trishaw the bustling canal and watch the boats unload their produce for distribution to markets around the country. Visit the ‘tomato house’, a warehouse where produce is sorted and priced for sale. Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake, board a private motorboat for a river cruise past Intha villages built on stilts over the lake and floating garden.

Also, observe the leg-rowing fishermen. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, housing five sacred Buddha images covered too much in gold leaf and make the Buddha Images to disappear its, original shape and form instead become look like a big chunk of Golden Mushroom. Then return to land for your overnight stay.

Overnight in Nyaung Shwe.

Day 4: Inle Lake – In Dein – Inle Lake ( B, – , – )

After breakfast, visit the lake’s morning market. The market rotates its location around the lake’s villages so as to be accessible to lake inhabitants and surrounding hill tribes who come to sell and trade their wares. (Note: market is daily except on dark moon day and full moon day).

Travel by boat to the Pa-oh Ethnic village of In Dein. Strolling around the village, visiting a local school and the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area, Climb the covered to the top of a hill which is filled with ancient stupas and has magnificent views of the lake below. Return to your boat continues along the lake for additional sightseeing before returning to your hotel this afternoon.

Overnight in Nyaung Shwe.

Day 5: Inle Lake – Heho – Bagan ( B, – ,- )

This morning is at your leisure to further explore Nyaung Shwe. Should you wish to book a boat for the morning it can be arrange for a surcharge.

OPTION: Biking and Wine Tasting Take a leisurely bike ride from Nyaung Shwe to Red Mountain Estate Winery. Reach the winery and enjoy a tour followed by an optional wine tasting. Return by bike to your hotel or meet your car for the airport transfer. (Note: Maximum 10 persons due to bike availability) Just after lunch time transfer to Heho Airport for the 1.5 hour flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, your car and guide will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight in Bagan.

Day 6: Bagan ( B, – , – )

After breakfast stroll through the colorful market of Nyaung U and explore the archaeological fields of Bagan. Between the 11th and 13th century one of the greatest and most beautiful 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 built in the 11th century, the Kubyaukgyi temple with its famous mural paintings and the Htilomino temple which reaches a height of 46 meters.

In the afternoon continue to the well-known Ananda temple which once set the architectural benchmark in Asia. Later see the holy Manuha, Nanpaya and Myinkabar Gubyaukgyi. Enjoy the romantic sunset at one of the many pagodas.

Overnight stay in Bagan.

OPTION: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 7: Bagan – Yangon  ( B, – , – )

After breakfast this morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon.

(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 1.348 1.903 259
Hotel Category Superior 1.493 2.296 490
Hotel Category First Class 2.003 3.286 1.020
Supplement for Optional tours not included which depend in group size.
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 in April. 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 1.434 2.024 272
Hotel Category Superior 1.588 2.442 515
Hotel Category First Class 2.130 3.496 1.086
Supplement for Christmas Eve (24 Dec) & New Year Eve (31 Dec) not included. Supplement for Optional tours not included which depend in group size.
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 in April. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

Surcharges for the option tours

Surcharge per person in USD 2 persons 1 person (single traveller)
Biking and Wine Tasting  (Day 5 ) 30 60
Ballon ride in Bagan (Day 6) 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)
Nyaung Shwe: Hotel 81 **(*) (Superior Room)
Bagan: Shwe Yee Pwint Hotel *** (Bagan Room) / Bagan Thande Hotel *** (Superior Room)
Hotel Category Superior:
Yangon: Best Western Green Hill ***(*) (Deluxe Room)
Mandalay: Yadanarpon Dynasty Hotel *** (Villa)
Nyaung Shwe: Amazing Nyaung Shwe ***(*) (Deluxe Room)
Bagan: Bagan Thande Hotel  ***  (Deluxe garden view )
Hotel Category First Class:
Yangon: Sule Shangrila Hotel  ***** (Deluxe Room)
Mandalay: Mandalay Hill Resort ***** (Deluxe Mandalay Hill view Room)
Nyaung Shwe: View Point Lodge **** (Cottage Suite)
Bagan: Aureum Palace Hotel ***** (Deluxe Room)

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