Myanmar Discovery – 14 Days

Price from: US $1799

You could definitely visit Myanmar in a week but if you wish to experience Myanmar in deep and see more than a sunset in Bagan, more relax at beautiful resort in Inle lake, stress your legs after trekking in Kyaikhtiyo or simple have more time to savour the mohingya. Then 2 weeks journey of Myanmar Discovery was designed exactly for you. The trip could be customized to suite your own interest and budget, please contact our travel consultant today.

Start City : Yangon

Departure City: Yangon
Visit Cities: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo – Inle Lake – Pindaya – Mandalay – Bagan – Ngapali – Yangon
Duration: 14 Days 13 Nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request
Extendable with optional tours from Yangon

PRIVATE TOUR COST: Prices are quoted in US dollars per person double occupancy.
Group size 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons Single Supp'
Land Tour/person 0 0 0 0
Flight/person 525 525 525
Total/person 2,162 1,949 1,799
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Visit colonial buildings and the most beautiful pagoda of Myanmar in Yangon, former capital of Myanmar.
Learn the mystical legend of well–known Buddhist pilgrimage site Golden Rock
Discover authentic locals’ life and various handicraft workshops on scenic Inle Lake
Learn about Buddhism in Mandalay, known as the hub of Buddhism in Myanmar.
Visit the ancient city Bagan where there are thousands of pagodas and temples over green plain.
Enjoy the beach relaxation in Ngapali, the most beautiful one of the country.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Yangon

Mingalabar! Upon arrival, a driver and tour guide of Myanmar Travel will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in Yangon city center. The highlight for this evening is a dinner in Karaweik Palace overlooking to the Royal Lake and Shwedagon Tower.  You will be served a dinner of fine Burmese food followed by an amazing cultural show.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo

After breakfast in the hotel, we leave Yangon to enjoy a scenic journey to Kyaiktiyo,190km east. One of Myanmar’s great pilgrimage sites is the Golden Rock at Kyaiktiyo, a huge boulder covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. The pagoda at the Golden Rock is said to hold a hair of the Buddha. Late morning, arrive at Kyaikhtiyo base camp and transfer to the transit junction with one of the small open trucks in a one-hour ride. After lunch, start an easy walk up to the Golden Rock and enjoy sunset from this unforgettable site.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kyaikhtiyo
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 3: Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – Yangon

After breakfast, return to the base-camp by open truck and head in the direction of Yangon for 110km to Bago, an ancient capital dating back to the 6th century. Sightseeing in Bago includes the beautiful fifty five meter long reclining Buddha called Shwethalyaung and the Mon style Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated in Myanmar. Its spire stands 114m high and is taller even than the Shwedagon Pagoda. Also visit the old Palace of Kambozathadi and the huge four sitting Buddhas. Transfer back to Yangon.
Accommodations: Hotel in Yangon
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Yangon – Heho – Inle Lake

Leave Yangon for Heho. Inle Lake, the second largest lake in Myanmar is located 900 meters above sea level and is home to a unique one-leg rowing technique of the Intha people.
Upon arrival, board a motorboat for a sightseeing tour to Phaungdawoo Pagoda, famed for its richly gilded five small Buddha images, also is believed the holiest in Inle Lake. Our next visit is Ngaphechaung Monastery, known as “jumping cat pagoda”. As you travel further to Nam Pan village the cotton and lotus weaving factory and cigar-making houses will impress you with a sense of traditional Intha life.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 5: Inle Lake – Indein – Inle Lake

This morning, you will visit the “Five Day Market” which is held each day in a different village surrounding the lake. This is definitely a fascinating place to enjoy the scene of local tribes in their colorful clothes and exotic market atmosphere.
After lunch, the boat will take you to beautiful temple of Indein, located on the hill overlooking the lake. It will be definitely be relaxing to walk along the corridor and enjoy the giant columns which have been left to the nature for centuries.
Accommodations: Hotel in Inle Lake
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Inle Lake – Pindaya – Heho – Mandalay

Have breakfast at the hotel then leave by boat to the northern bank of the lake where the car and driver awaits you. Take a nice drive to Pindaya through the picturesque countryside of the Shan State. Visit Pindaya’s limestone cave with its maze of chambers displaying more than 8,000 Buddha statues and local handicraft workshops producing Shan paper made from mulberry bark. They also make traditional umbrellas made from the same paper that are used by monks all around the country. Transfer to Heho Airport for the short flight to Mandalay.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 7: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Hill

Known as the hub of Buddhism in Myanmar, Mandalay is a realm of stupas, monks and monastery. The most fascinating visit will be the time to behold the monks doing their worship and having meals.
Driver to Mandalay pier, embarking on a private boat upstream to visit Mingun, famed for its huge and incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda and Mingun Bell the 90 tons ringing bell.
In the afternoon, visit Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery – noted for its exquisite wood carvings, gold leaf beating workshop, Kuthodaw Pagoda – known as the world biggest book and finish the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill to watch the sun-set and the panoramic view of the city.
Accommodations: Hotel in Mandalay
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 8: Mandalay – Sagaing – Amarapura – Bagan

We will transfer from the city to Sagaing Hill, discover the monk education, visit Budda Cave, Uminthonze Pagoda and Sunooponnyashin Pagoda. Behold the panoramic view of Mandalay.
After that, come to Amarapura. Being famous for Mahagandaryone Monastery Amarapura is the best place to experience the monk life in Mandalay. Walk over Ubein Wooden Bridge, the longest teakwood of its type to Mahamuni Image – a bronze Buddha image castled during the lifetime of Buddha himself. Leave Mandalay for Bagan.
Accommodations: Hotel in Bagan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Bagan Discovery

Today you will start your first Burmese experience with a visit to Shwezigone Pagoda, which is believed to enshrine a bone and tooth of Gautama Buddha, followed by Ananda, Sulamani Temple. In the afternoon, visit Bagan’s archaeological museum and discover the traditional way the local people make Bagna’s famous lacquer wares.
We offer a beautiful sunset cruise on Ayeyarwaddy River to end your afternoon.
Accommodations: Hotel in Bagan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Bagan Sightseeing

After breakfast, we start with an exotic horse cart ride to one of the biggest temples in Bagan, Nan Paya and many other interesting sites nearby. Continue sightseeing to Minkaba Gubyaukyi Temple taking note of the architectural differences between MyaZedi Temple and Manuha Temple. The highlight of today is the panoramic sunset view from the second highest temple of Bagan, the stunning ShweSandaw Pagoda.
Accommodations: Hotel in Bagan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Bagan – Ngapali Beach

After breakfast, you will catch a flight from Nyaung U to Thandwe. It is time to immerse in the pristine waters of Ngapali Beach and the beautiful green coconut groves. It’s your time to relax and enjoy.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ngapali
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 12: Ngapali Beach

Today you are free to visit Treasure Island or relax on the sandy beach of Ngapali.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ngapali
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 13: Ngapali Beach – Yangon

After breakfast, return to Yangon, check into the hotel and continue your guided city tour exploring Yangon and its highlights. Visit the famous Sule Pagoda, in the heart of Yangon, Chaukhtayi Pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake. Discover the most outstanding pagoda in Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda. This golden pagoda is really a must see while you are in Myanmar. Finally, finish up your day by enjoying some last minute shopping at Scott Market.
Accommodations: Hotel in Yangon.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14: Yangon Departure

After breakfast, you are on your own until departure time. Our driver will transfer you to Yangon International airport for the flight home.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodations: N/A

INCLUDED

5 Domestic flights: Yangon – Heho; Heho – Mandalay; Mandalay – Bagan; Bagan – Thandwe; Thandwe – Yangon
Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Service of English speaking guides in every location
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

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 (more at www.burmatravel.com/visa/).

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