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Myanmar Special: 7 Days / 6 Nights

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): Myanmar  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 770 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 770 US Dollar (USD)

Destinations to Visit: Yangon - Bangan - Mandalay - Inle Lake. Begin your tour in Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, a relatively quiet and charming city. With impressive colonial and spiritual heritage, Yangon is one of the most fascinating and authentic cities in South East Asia.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Yangon. Upon arrival, you will be welcome by our guide and transferred to your hotel. Your sight seeing begins this afternoon, exploring downtown Yangon by foot. Continue to the huge Bogyoke Market (formerly known as Scott Market) offering a wide selection of Burmese handicrafts and other goods. End your day with Myanmar's holiest monument, the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda, a place of great spiritual importance to the Buddhist people. Overnight at the Chatrium Hotel, Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon - Bagan. After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Airport for a short flight to Bagan (Nyaung Oo). Bagan is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Asia. More than 13,000 temples, pagodas and other religious structures were built between the 11th and 13th centuries, and on your days tour, you will visit some of the best known including: Ananda, Htilominlo, Sulamani, amongst others. End your day with a horse carriage tour among the temples and watch the sun set over the plains of Bagan from one of the open upper terraced temples. Overnight at Treasures Hotel, New Bagan. Includes: (B).

Day 3: Bagan. This morning's tour begins with a visit to the local market before proceeding to Myinkaba village to visit some smaller temples. We will also visit a local family workshop to watch about the production process of lacquer ware, one of Myanmar's best-known handicrafts. In the afternoon, visit to the countryside village of Minnanthu, one of the least visited area in Bagan. Here you will find temples such as Payathonzu, with its unusual architecture and Tantric Buddhism influence, Lemyethna and Nandamannya. Overnight at Treasures Hotel, New Bagan. Includes: (B).

Day 4: Bagan - Mandalay. After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Nyaung Oo Airport for the flight to Mandalay. Your visit to Mandalay will include the Mahamuni Pagoda, famous for its venerable statue of Buddha covered with gold leaf, The Kuthodaw pagoda with its large marble book, and Shwenandaw Monastery featuring exquisite woodcarving. You'll also have the opportunity to see the local craftsmen creating traditional Burmese handicrafts in their workshops. End the day with a view of sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at Mandalay Hill Resort, Mandalay. Includes: (B).

Day 5: Mandalay - Inle Lake. In the morning transfer to Mandalay Airport for the flight to Heho and short drive to Inle Lake. Board your private motorboat to head out onto Inle Lake, one of Myanmar's most spectacular sights. We pass villages built on stilts over the lake, see the famous leg-rowing fishermen, and visit two temples on the lake. Before the day is out, you will also have a chance to visit a traditional silk weaving village and a cheroot factory where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand. Overnight at Treasure Inle Hotel, Inle Lake. Includes: (B).

Day 6: Inle Lake – In Dein – Heho - Yangon by afternoon flight. After breakfast, continue your tour of Inle Lake with a visit to the lake's morning market. Continue down a small canal leading to the Pa-oh village of In Dein. After a walk around the village, we take the covered stairway to the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area where ancient stupas are partly covered by vegetation. From here there is a magnificent view over the lake. In the afternoon, you will be transfer to Heho Airport for the flight back to Yangon. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Chatrium Hotel, Yangon. Includes: (B).

Day 7: Yangon - Departure. After breakfast, transfer to Mingaladon Airport for your onward flight. Includes: (B).

- The price is a guideline and will vary according to travel dates and room availability. The price is based on two people traveling together during high season and sharing a twin or double room.
- This price is valid during 1 October - 31 December.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 6 nights accommodation on - twin/double room basis with daily breakfast
- English speaking station guides in the trip (different guides in each places)
- 4 domestic flights RGN-NYU-MDL-HEH-RGN with Air Bagan only
- All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers
- Horse cart tour in Bagan
- Private local boat for Inle Lake excursions
- Porter fees at airports
- Entrance fees for the visits:
* Yangon: Shwedagon Pagoda
* Bagan: Zone fee
* Mandalay: Zone fee
* Inle Lake: Zone fee.

Price Excludes:
- International ticket to/from Yangon
- Meals other than mentioned (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D = dinner)
- Visa arrangements for Myanmar
- Visits not mentioned in the program
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Tips and porters at the hotels
- International airport departure tax Yangon (USD 10/person at present)
- Any other items not mentioned.