9D8N Myanmar Experience | Land Tour

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9D8N Myanmar Experience | Land Tour

2,488.00

Min 4-to-Travel

Tour Valid Dates: 01 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017

(Not applicable during Christmas & New Year season)

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"Explore Myanmar in a new experiential tour and immerse yourself in the warm and mysterious culture of Burma. Board the circle train in Yangon, visit historical sites and have tea with locals in chinatown. Tour Began by horse cart. In Inle Lake, visit Indein and in Mandalay, see the ancient capital of Sagaing and Amerapura. Enjoy sunset at the iconic U-Bein Bridge. Shop for traditional handicrafts as well as gold & jewellerys."

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN YANGON                                                       

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Upon arrival in Yangon, meet your friendly guide and transfer to city centre. 

Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia. 

Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. The 8-sided central stupa is 99 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf and is surrounded by 64 smaller stupas and your guide will show you around the massive complex, explaining why this temple is so revered. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point.

Overnight at Chatrium Hotel Yangon or similar

DAY 2: YANGON                                      

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to downtown to explore the city centre. The streets are filled with historical buildings many of which have a faded colonial charm not seen elsewhere in Asia. Begin at the post office – a lovely historic building- and walk to Sule Paya in the middle of downtown, passing by Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument along the way. 

Arrival at Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market, where there is time to browse through the dozens of stalls and shops. This is Yangon’s best market for handicrafts and other goods.  

Continue to a local tea shop for a chance to experience an integral part of Burmese life: drinking tea! Select from an array of snacks and enjoy a coffee or tea as you sit amid businessmen, friends and families who gather at the tea shop to socialize or conduct business. 

Board the local ‘circle train’ which runs from Yangon’s main railway station in a circle around various neighbourhoods in town and on the outskirts of town. The slowly traveling train gives you unique opportunity to enjoy observing the lively and colourful life of the rural Burmese people. 

Visit Chinatown and later, enjoy a dinner of delicious grilled meats, seafood and vegetable dishes with traditional dipping sauces and side dishes.

Overnight at Chatrium Hotel Yangon or similar

DAY 3: YANGON - BAGAN 

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After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to Nyaung U (Bagan).

From the 11th to 13th centuries, when Bagan was the capital of Myanmar, the rulers constructed thousands of huge stupas and temples many of which are still standing today on the banks of the Irrawaddy River.  

On arrival, your journey begins with a visit an elevated temple from where you will have a panoramic view of the magnificent plains of Bagan. Continue with a visit to the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda for an introduction in to Bagan’s rich history. Then, visit to nearby Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jataka mural paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.

Overnight at The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate or similar


DAY 4: BAGAN

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After breakfast, visit the colorful Nyaung Oo Market where villagers gather every day to buy and sell their produce and other goods.  Continue to Myinkaba village and take a short walking tour to explore the temples of Manuha and Nan Paya.  

This afternoon, continue to the rural village of Minnanthu, one of Bagan’s least visited areas.  Here you will explore temples such as Payathonzu, Lemyentha and Nandamannya before heading to the riverside pier. Board a local boat for a slow cruise down the Irrawaddy River.  As you cruise the waters, observe the lifestyle of the fishermen and riverside villagers as well as enjoying the unique perspective of Bagan’s temples. 

Overnight at The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate or similar

DAY 5: BAGAN - HEHO - INLE LAKE    

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Depending on the flight time, you will enjoy some leisure time after breakfast. Transfer to the Airport for the flight to Heho, in the heart of the Shan State.

Upon arrival, we take 1h 30 mins on a scenic drive that leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery on the way which features beautiful carvings and a collection of Buddha images.

Upon arriving at Inle Lake, board a private motorboat to head out to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights. Pass villages built on stilts over the lake, inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf.  

Overnight at Myanmar Treasure Inle Resort or similar


DAY 6: IN DEIN VILLAGES

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After breakfast, visit to the morning market. The daily market attracts people from all over the lake’s shores who gather to buy and sell their wares- if you are lucky you may see Pa-Oh, Inthar and Shan people in their traditional outfits. Wander amid the stalls where your guide will explain the local produce and goods for sale. 

From the middle of the lake, continue down a small canal leading to the Pa-oh village of In Dein.  Explore the area on foot, strolling around the village and wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area.  Climb the covered stair way to the top which is filled with picturesque ancient stupas and has magnificent views of the lake below.

Make a stop at Inthar Heritage House to learn more about the history and culture of the lake’s indigenous people and enjoy a delicious coffee and cake (snack break not included). 

Overnight at Myanmar Treasure Inle Resort or similar

 

Overnight at Myanmar Treasure Inle Resort or similar


DAY 7: INLE LAKE – HEHO – MANDALAY 

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Check-out after breakfast and transfer to Heho U airport for your departure flight to Mandalay.

Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at the airport and depart for an excursion around Mandalay. Mandalay is well known for its skilled craftsmen and as you tour traditional workshops, you will learn more about the city’s cottage industries. Observe the production of wood carvings, kalaga tapestries, and gold-leaf where the techniques remained unchanged from those used centuries ago to craft items for the Royal Court. 

This afternoon, continue to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace. This grand teak building is known for its exquisite woodcarving.

Head to the top of Mandalay Hill as the sun begins to set to enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River.

Overnight at Mandalay Hill Resort or similar

DAY 8: AMARAPURA – AVA – SAGAING

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This morning, cross a bridge over the Irrawaddy River to Sagaing. Covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious center of Myanmar.  It is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers and you will visit pagodas such as Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thone Sae.

We’ll also visit Sagaing’s local market, a typical Burmese market that few tourists visit. Here you will find 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 ubiquitous water pots found throughout Myanmar.

Then continue south of the city to Ava, the capital from 14th to 18th centuries, where a short ferry ride will take us across the river to where our horse and carriage are waiting. Visit the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace and Fort.

Return toward the city and stop at Amarapura, a former capital whose name means ‘City of Immortality’. First visit a silk weaving workshop which produces exquisite handmade products. After touring this tranquil site, continue to U Bein Bridge for a walk along this 200 year-old teak bridge. The bridge was constructed of 984 teak posts that were once part of the deserted Inwa Palace. It is 1.2 kilometers in length, making it the world’s longest teak span. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams. 

Overnight at Mandalay Hill Resort or similar


DAY 9: DEPART MANDALAY
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After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Yangon International Airport for your onward departure flight.


RATES INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • English-speaking station guides (different station guide in each destination)
  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers
  • Private motorized boat in Inle Lake and sunset cruise in Bagan
  • Horse cart tour in Bagan & Pyin Oo Lwin
  • Porter fees at airports & Jetties
  • Entrance fees for the visits as mentioned in the program 
  • Water and refreshing towels
  • 3 Domestic flights in Myanmar

RATES NOT INCLUDED:    

  • International airfare from Singapore to Myanmar
  • Visas and Airport taxes
  • Camera or Video fees
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Services other than mentioned
  • Tipping and other gratitude  
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature

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Rates are on Twin Sharing Basis
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Accommodation is subject to availability.