Cambodia & Burma Essentials – 10 Days

From: US $1,297

This combination tour of Cambodia and Burma itinerary will bring you to the must-see destinations of our region. Starting in Siem Reap and finish in Yangon, the tour includes 02 World Heritage Sites including Angkor Complex and Bagan. Experience our grand tour with the mixture of unique culture, spectacular scenery, friendly people and so much more…

Start City : Siem Reap
Departure City: Yangon
Visit Cities: Siem Reap – Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay
Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request
Extendable with optional tours from Siem Reap

PRIVATE TOUR COST:

Prices are quoted in US dollars per person double occupancy.
Group size2 persons4 persons6 personsSingle Supp'
Total/person1,5811,3801,297

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Marvel at the incredible beauty of Angkor complex and its outlying temples.
  • Observe the old beauty of well-preserved colonial buildings of Yangon.
  • Admire Shwedagon Pagoda – one of the greatest Buddhist pagodas in the world.
  • Uncover Bagan’s historical secret with fine collection of old temples.
  • Learn about Buddhism in Mandalay, known as the hub of Buddhism in Myanmar.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Siem Reap arrival
Welcome to Siem Reap, the provincial capital and gateway to the ancient Angkor temples. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srei and the legendary Angkor Wat. Our guide will meet you at the airport and take you to hotel in the center of Siem Reap, then enjoy the evening at your leisure.
In the evening, savor the welcome dinner and enjoy the Apsara Dance Show at one of finest local restaurants.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples
Enjoy an entire day dedicated to discovering the mysterious Angkor temples. Wake before dawn and take a tuk-tuk ride to visit Angkor Wat at sunrise. Dawn is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples, whose ancient sandstone blocks are gilded gold by the early morning rays. Return to the hotel for breakfast then set back out on a full day temple tour.  Starting with the magnificent Angkor Wat – the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture, you proceed to Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, visit Bayon temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Day 3: Siem Reap – Kabal Spean – Bantaey Srei
Kbal Spean was the refuge of 11th – 13th century religious hermits and over the centuries they carved lingas stands, animals and sacral friezes into the surrounding rocks and riverbeds. Today, a well-marked path leads up the forested hillside to the central area that contains most of the carvings. The walk takes about 45 minutes. Visitors are rewarded for their effort by a stunning waterfall and rock pools in which to bathe and cool off. In addition to the carvings there is also a variety of fauna at Kbal Spean and the trees and rock pools attract a colorful array of butterflies.
After lunch drive to Banteay Srei, home to Angkor’s finest stone carvings, followed by Preah Khan (Sacred Sword): one of Angkor’s largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Day 4: Siem Reap – Fly to Yangon (via Bangkok)
It is your time to enjoy your last wonderful moments in Siem Reap. Today we will come and pick you up for airport transfer for your flight to Yangon, Myanmar.
Mingalabar! Up on arrival at Yangon International airport, our guide and driver will welcome you.
Welcome to Myanmar, the country has just opened its doors to the world after 60 years of isolation and now waiting people to explore its unique heritage and culture.
Yangon is the former capital and remains the most developed city of Myanmar. The bustling city of Yangon is the best place to witness the country in transition, where century-old buildings from the British colonial period vie for space with the emerging modern skyline. Head to the hotel to check-in and freshen up.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Hotel in Yangon
Day 5: Yangon – Fly to Bagan – Sightseeing
After breakfast at hotel, you are leaving Yangon for Bagan. Now you have the visit to the most beautiful and iconic sites, including: Ananda Temple, Shwezigon Pagoda, Nanpaya Temple, Thatbinnyu… In the afternoon, you visit a traditional lacquerware workshop, try creating some products yourself and bring home some unique the handicrafts. Later on, from an elevated vantage point, you witness the panoramic view of the archaeological wonders in sunset. This is the most relaxing way to end a day in Bagan.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Hotel in Bagan
Day 6: Bagan villages – Mt. Popa
Begin the sightseeing with a visit at the colorful Nyaung U market which remains very authentic with a wide range of local grown products. Next, you take an exotic horse cart ride around the ancient land, feel free to drop by any temples in Bagan and many other interesting sites nearby. Now you proceed to the typical Burmese villages, discover their agricultural lifestyle, such as Min Nan Thu Village and Shwe Hlaing village…
Continue your journey to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano standing 1518 metres high. It is the worshipper center of the pantheon of Burmese ‘Nat” spirits (which form an essential part of Buddhist beliefs in Myanmar).  Climb 829 steps with bare foot to reach the revered Popa Taungkalat Monastery perched dramatically on a large rocky outcrop. The adventurous is rewarded with sweeping views of Popa National Park.
In the afternoon, drive back to Bagan and stop en-route at the workshop making traditional palm sugar, cigar maker and peanut oil distillation. You cap the day with an unforgettable sunset from a boat on the Irrawaddy River.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodations: Hotel in Bagan
Day 7: Bagan – Fly to Mandalay – Sagaing – Inwa
Take the morning flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, head to Sagaing, which is renowned as the religious center of not only Mandalay but also Myanmar. Here you will be impressed with the view of the countless white and gold pagodas dotting along the river and around the Sagaing Hill. Furthermore, it is also the home to more than 100 meditation centers and 3,000 monks. Here you will have the visit at the Budda Cave, U Min Thonze Pagoda and U Ponya Pagoda.
You then cross the river by ferry to Inwa (Ava), situated on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. Once a royal capital, Inwa is now a quiet rural oasis. Enjoy a horse cart ride around the peaceful countryside, visiting Bagaya Kyaung, a beautiful teak wood monastery, Maha Aungmyay Bonzan Kyaung, and Nan Myint tower.
End of the day, you have a drive to the world’s longest teak footbridge – U Bein Bridge, which crosses the shallow Taungthaman Lake. This is a fantastic place to take beautiful photos and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the bridge as the sunsets.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Day 8: Mingun – Mandalay City
Embark on a private boat upstream Irrawaddy River to visit Mingun. Upon arrival, the first site attracting your attention is Mingun Pahtodawgyi, the uncompleted yet the largest pagoda in Mandalay. Continue the sightseeing to Mingun Bell, the world’s largest ringing bell, which is said to weigh around 90 tons. Then take a walk to the incredibly-white Hsinphymae Pagoda with its special structure and history. A visit to Mingun is definitely the highlight of your journey in Mandalay. In the afternoon, visit Mahamuni Pagoda that is the famous construction with the exquisite wood carvings and stunning perfection in every detail. It is the sole surviving Royal Palace building in Mandalay, which offers a glimpse of the original style and traditional architecture of the Myanmar royals. The next stop is Kuthodaw Pagoda, a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site, well-known as the world’s largest book inscribed on 729 stone slabs. It’s time to learn about the story and scriptures with our experienced tour guide. If time permits, you Artisan quarters with some of the oldest craftsmanship are showcased dating back to the last kingdom of Myanmar. Here you visit the handicraft workshops,  observe the process of pounding gold leaf, detailing teakwood carvings and embroidering Myanmar tapestry. You also see how bronze and marble Buddha statues are carved, cast and molded. Afterward, you proceed to Mandalay Hill at the height of 240 metres for a superb view over Mandalay. From the highest point of the city, enjoy the sunset panoramic views of Mandalay, you can also see the square of the Royal Palace, some pagodas dotted surrounding, and the mighty Irrawaddy River.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Day 9: Mandalay – Fly Yangon – City tour
Today you take the flight back to Yangon. Upon arrival, you have a trip downtown with a walking tour through the historic quarter. Along the way you visit the former City Hall and various other examples of 1940’s colonial British architecture. The hidden art galleries inside the small alley could also be the next stop on your tour. Continue to Bogyoke Market, formerly Scott Market (closed on Mondays and public holidays). Built in the 1920s under British rule, the side is listed a heritage of Yangon. It has more than 2,000 stalls dominated by large selections of antique Burmese handicraft, clothing and jewelry…
Last but not least, you go to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist site of Myanmar and the oldest one in the world. Shwedagon contains a 99m high golden stupa and spires, adorned with 7,000 diamonds, sapphires and rubies and allegedly, hairs belonging to the Gautama Buddha. If you are fortunate, join a special oil lamp lighting ceremony with thousand oil lamps are lit around the gilded pagoda. This ancient and symbolic Buddhist ritual will be the truly awe-inspiring spiritual experience.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodations: Hotel in Yangon
Day 10: Yangon departure
You are free to explore Yangon on your own or enjoy last minute shopping for souvenirs before getting transferred to the airport for departure. End services.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodations: N/A

INCLUDED

  • In-tour flights: Siem Reap – Yangon, Yangon – Bagan, Bagan – Mandalay, Mandalay – Yangon
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of English speaking guides in every location
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.

EXCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Myanmar Visa fees (contact us for further information).

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