Beauty Of Burma 11 days

Yangon - Bago - Bagan - Mandalay - Kalaw - Inle Lake - Heho

Overview

Beautiful of Burma tour combines the most beautiful attractions with few unusual twists to provide an in-depth introduction to Burma’s friendly people, fascinating history & glorious sceneries. We will visit some amazing places and cities such as Yangon and its golden Shwedagon Paya Pagoda, Bagan with a multitude of ancient temples, the last royal city (Mandalay), the former capital Amarapura, Sagaing, the massive Mingun Bell, and the Inle Lake. We provide excellent quality, deluxe accommodation along the way giving a high level of comfort to your trip.

11 days / 10 nights
Private tour
Departure: From Yangon
Theme: Interaction with local, Nature/Soft Adventure, Traditional culture
Suitable: Travel with friends, Family with children

Highlights

  • Enjoy the sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River from the world famous Shwedagon Pagoda. See the “Golden Rock” – sacred boulder covered by gold leaf is balance precariously on the very edge of cliff.
  • Discover Bagan, have a panoramic view of the ancient city from the top of Taung Kalat
  • Visit to Mahagundayon Monastery to study the daily life of the monks observing Buddha scriptures.
  • Explore Mingun Bell, one of the world largest hanging bronze bells and Myatheindan Pagoda.
  • Discover Jumping Cat Monastery and floating gardens, local methods of fishing, village life and the famous leg rowers.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Yangon

Arrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by our tour speaking guide. Transfer to hotel for check in. The tour sightseeing start for visit to the old colonial-style city center with city hall, Mahabandoola Park with Independence Monument, Strand road and Yangon Jetty by Car (if time permit, you can observe and take a rest for drinking tea or coffee at Colonial building Strand Hotel (5 star hotel). Then continue visit to Botahtaung Pagoda and Ahma Mya Nan Nwe, a devotee to the Botahtaung Pagoda. She was known to be a dragon guarding the pagoda and Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market, is the most popular market (close on every Monday & Public holiday) and where you can buy luxury item, handicrafts, food stuff, clothing, jewelry, fashion and consumer goods.

At afternoon, the tour visit to Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha and continue visit to Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the Royal lake for photo stop and world famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset. Overnight at Yangon.

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Meals: NA
Accommodation: Yangon Hotel
Day 2: Yangon-Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)

After breakfast, start the trip to Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda known as “Golden Rock” about 04 hours driving from Yangon. Regular car or coaches can reach only Kingpun Base Camp at the foot of the hills, from there takes an open truck up to the top of the mountain. When you reach the main pilgrimage site, you will see the sacred boulder covered by gold leaf is balance precariously on the very edge of cliff and enjoy sunset from this unforgettable site. The 9000 candle lighting festival is also a popular among the events in Myanmar. Overnight at hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bagan Hotel
Day 3: Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)-Bago-Yangon

After breakfast, enjoy sunrise from Mountain Top before drive by road to an ancient capital Bago. Arrive at Bago, the tour can visit first Kyaik Khat Wain Kyaung, to see monks come out for receive donation and Shwe Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha (55 meters long), Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda, 28 Meter high huge image of Kyaikpun Pagoda and visit to Kanbawzathardi Golden Palace of King Bayinnaung. At afternoon, return to Yangon and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Yangon Hotel
Day 4: Yangon-Bagan - Mount.Popa

Early morning transfer to airport to take domestic flight to Bagan. Arrive at Bagan, we will visit colorful Naung U Market and then proceed on a scenic overland journey to Mount.Popa. On the way, refreshment stopover at local small factory of palm sugar alcohol refinery and observe how to make Jaggery. Continue drive to Mount.Popa, an extinct volcano which 1518 meters (4981 feet) above sea level, set mid lovely hill and forest scenery. The Popa Taungkalat Shrine is home to 37 Mahagiri Nats, or spirits, Satues depicting the Nats are at the base of the shrine. From the top of Taung Kalat, one can enjoy a panoramic view of the ancient city of Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bagan Hotel
Day 5: Mount.Popa - Bagan

Breakfast at hotel, enjoy sunrise from Mount.Popa. Drive back to Bagan for visit to the one of Asia’s most popular archeological destination. Visit some of Bagan most famous pagodas, including Shwezigon Pagoda, which is the most important reliquary shrine and house images of 37 Nats in Bagan. Then, continue visit to Kyansittha Uhmin (Cave), Gupaukgyi Temple, it is a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of scences from the Jataka. At afternoon, the tour continue visit to Htilominlo Temple with old murals and friezes and then approach to Tharabar Gate way into Old Bagan. Then, visit to Ananda Temple it is a whitewashed masterpiece and with four standing Buddha Images, Thetbyinnyu Temple, Dhamayangyi Temple which is famous for its interlocking mortar thickest brickwork. Late afternoon, continue to Shwesandaw Pagoda for beautiful sunset and overnight in Bagan.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bagan Hotel
  • Dhamanyangyi Temple
Day 6: Bagan - Mandalay - Amarapura - Ava-Sagaing

After breakfast at hotel, fly to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay, directly drive to visit Amarapura. Highlights include Mahagandayon Monastery which is a school for young monks and observe the lunch process in morning, U Bein Bridge which is more than two centuries old and at 1.2 km longest teakwood span in the world. On the way, visit to the tradition hand-weaving silk workshop.

At afternoon, boat trip to visit Ava (Innwa), it is located on an island between Ayeyarwaddy and Myitnge Rivers. The tour can visit Ava by horse cart to Nanmyint Watch Tower, The Maha Aung Mye Bonzan well known as Me Nu Oak-Kyaung (Brick Monastery) was built in 1822, Bagaya Monastery, Lacquer ware industry, Yadana Hsimi Pagoda and Inwa Bridge spanning the Ayeyarwaddy River. Then , proceed to Sagaing, the hilltops, each crested with a pagoda, the banners proclaiming the Buddha’s teaching, the refuge from all ills and tribulations where over 600 monasteries for monks and nuns are located for Buddhist studies and mediation. Visit to U Min Thonze (or Thirty Caves Pagoda) which has many Buddha images in a shaped colonnade and the impressive Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda and Sunset form Sagaing Hill. At evening, return to hotel and overnight at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mandalay Hotel
Day 7: Mandalay - Mingun

After breakfast, transfer to jetty to take a private chartered boat for a cruise over the Ayeyarwaddy River towards the former capital of Mingun. After a 45-minute cruise, arrive in Mingun, famous for its huge unfinished pagoda also home to the Mingun Bell, considered as the world’s largest uncracked ringing bell. Also visit the beautiful white Hsinbyume Pagoda.

At afternoon, sightseeing tour of Mandalay includes Mahamuni Pagoda, gold of hammering, Mandalay Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda by surrounding 729 inscribed marble slabs, known as “the world’s largest book”, Shwenandaw “Golden Palace Monastery” to observe finest Myanmar wooden architecture, and visit Atumashi Monastery. Sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at Mandalay.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mandalay Hotel
  • Mandalay Hill
Day 8: Mandalay-Kalaw

After breakfast, drive by road to Kalaw. Kalaw is a former colonial British hill station on the western edge of the Shan Plateau in Myanmar and it is cool during the day and cold at night. There are many hiking trails amid gnarled pines and bamboo groves. Palaung Tribe Village is also famous for trekking and a narrow valley where the Palaung cultivate cheroot, tea, damsons and mangoes on the hill. At evening, transfer to hotel and overnight at Kalaw.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Kalaw Hotel
Day 9: Kalaw - Pindaya - Inle Lake

After breakfast, drive to the hills and across the Shan Plateau to visit Pindaya Cave, is the natural limestone cave and Shwe U Min Paya which is full of Buddha images of about 8000. Continue the picturesque Boutaloke Lake and visit local handicraft workshop in which making traditional Shan Paper and Umbrella. Late afternoon, take a fresh breath and photo stop for beautiful big banyan trees at the base of the Pindaya Hill. Transfer to Nyaung Shwe jetty to take boat transfer to hotel and overnight in Inle Lake.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Inle Lake
Day 10: Inle Lake

After breakfast, morning visit one of the 5 Days rotation market (only on market day) and sightseeing for magical Inle Lake, which is located 1328 meters above sea level and 22 km long and 11 km wide. Highlights include the fisherman rowing in the one-legged style characteristic of Inle Lake boatmen and the gardens of grass and earth floating on the surface of this shallow lake used for growing vegetables. Besides the enjoyment of the scenery we can also visit the holiest religious site Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Silk Weaving Village of Inphawkhon, Burmese Cats House, Cheroot making and other cottage industries. Then, visit to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, a beautiful old teak wood building and overnight at hotel in Inle.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Inle Hotel
  • Inle Lake
Day 11: Heho - Yangon - Departure

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Heho airport for domestic flight back to Yangon. Arrival at Yangon, connect to Yangon international airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

Price & Inclusion

Hotel (9 nights), Inle Lake (1 night) - Standard (3*)
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Meals

10 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Transportation

Airplane, Car, Cruise

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing accommodation at hotel, except overnight on train and homestay (if any)
  • All transport with air conditioner as per itinerary
  • Domestic flights
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees for attractions as per itinerary

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the total package rate
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged

Children Policy

  • For infant (<02 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 02 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 02 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 02 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate