Essential Myanmar

8 Day Tour

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OVERVIEW

Our Essential Myanmar holiday is a great way for you to discover the mystique and splendours of this fascinating country. Myanmar boasts a vast array of wonders including rich traditions, temples and pagodas in Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay.

At Inle Lake, you will experience the lifestyle of the Intha and learn about their crafts. It is a country with rich history and enchanting culture and combined with the warmest and most welcoming people you will ever meet should make a Myanmar tour top of everyone's wish list.

DAY 1 - YANGON ARRIVAL

Welcome to Yangon! After transferring to you hotel set off on an afternoon city tour starting at the the National Museum and proceeding to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda to view its 70-meter long Buddha statue. As today comes to a close, watch a magnificent sunset over the gilded dome of the holy Shwedagon Pagoda.

DAY 2 - YANGON - BAGAN

Today, a short flight takes you to Bagan where you will spend the day exploring the architectural masterpieces of this amazing town. Enjoy a horse carriage tour among the temples and watch the sun set from the upper terrace of one of the pagodas. (B)

DAY 3 - BAGAN

Start this morning with a stroll through the lively Nyaung Oo Market before proceeding to Myinkaba village to view the local lifestyle and traditional lacquer ware workshops. This afternoon visit the countryside village of Minnanthu before taking a sunset boat cruise on the Irrawaddy River. (B)

DAY 4 - BAGAN - MANDALAY

After a short flight to Mandalay, tour the city's major landmarks including the holy Mahamuni Pagoda, whose Buddha statue is covered with gold leaf, and Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to 729 marble stone slabs inscribed with Buddhist scripture. This evening, enjoy a commanding overview of the city from the Mandalay Hill. (B)

DAY 5 - MANDALAY - AMARAPURA - AVA - SAGAING - MANDALAY

Experience the grandeur of Burmese history as you visit the former capitals of Amarapura, Ava and Sagaing. In Amarapura, witness the long procession of monks and novices lining up for lunch and take a horse carriage ride through the ancient teak temples in Ava. Cross over the Irrawaddy River to the temple-filled Sagaing Hill and finish today with a sunset walk across the world's longest teak bridge at U Bein Bridge. (B)

DAY 6 - MANDALYA - HEHO - INLE LAKE

Fly to the town of Heho where a short transfer will take you to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. As you head out onto Inle Lake behold the sight of the Intha fishermen and their unique one-legged rowing styles as you cruise past the local villages on a private motorboat. Visit the Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, a simple wooden temple perched by the lake famous for their jumping cats before witnessing the production of traditional Intha silks and Burmese cigars in the cheroot factory at Inpawkhone weaving village. (B)

DAY 7 - IN DEIN - INLE LAKE - HEHO - YANGON

After breakfast, experience the local lifestyle as you explore the bustling floating market, which rotates around the waterside villages in a 5-day rhythm. Sail along a small canal leading to the Paoh village of In Dein. A leisurely walk through the village will bring you to the beautiful Alaung Sitthou with its vegetation-covered stupas that overlooks the breathtaking Inle Lake. In the afternoon, transfer to Heho Airport for your flight back to Yangon. (B)

DAY 8 - DEPARTURE FROM YANGON

Take a morning train ride through Yangon's outskirts to witness the colorful local lifestyle. Disembark at Insein to visit a authentic market and interact with the friendly locals before returning to the city center. If time allows, browse the stalls at the popular Bogyoke Market before transferring to the airport for your onward departure flight. (B)

PRICESĀ ON REQUEST

All of our itineraries are tailor-made according to your interests and the above itinerary is an example only. There are a number of factors which will influence the price including the hotel category chosen, internal flights, and any surcharges or compulsory meals that may apply for holiday periods. Price is per person based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. Please contact one of our specialists, for your own tailor-made holiday to Myanmar.

Your holiday includes:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • Myanmar domestic flights : Yangon - Nyaung U - Mandalay - Heho - Yangon in economy class & including taxes
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • English-speaking station guides (different station guide in each destination)
  • Porter fees at airports
  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Private motorized boat in Inle Lake and sunset cruise in Bagan
  • Horse cart tours in Bagan & Ava
  • Entrance fees for the visits as mentioned in the program (Shwedagone Entrance
  • Fee, Bagan Zone Fee, Mandalay Zone Fee, Sagaing Zone Fee, Inle Zone Fee)
  • Water and refreshing towels

Your holiday does not include:

  • Passport, visa, travel insurance, personal expenses
  • Meals wehre not indicated
  • All drinks
  • Overweight luggage
  • Gratuities / Tipping
  • Early check in or late chek out at all hotels

Essential Burma- 8 Days
8 days to discover Burma and enjoy its highlights. (Code: EXO)

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