Treasures of Myanmar

Until a few years back, Myanmar was not accessible to the western world. After five decades of military rule and consequent democratic reform, Asia’s gem country has finally opened its crystal shores to the wanderlust outsiders to show them its rich culture and distinct temples and Pagodas.

Now tourists are flocking to Myanmar to explore its majestic temples, primeval jungle and unspoiled beaches, which have for so long remained concealed and gloriously untouched.
Trip Code: TOM33
Starts: Yangoon
Finishes: Mandalay
Duration: 7 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Apr-Jul,Aug-oct
Elevation: 0m/ 0ft
Trip Views: 555
Activities: Cultural Tours
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 6
Lunch: 0
Dinner: 1
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Hotel: 6 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Highlights of the Trip are; Bagan Temples, Hot air balloon, stunning island and beach and much more.
  • Its a bed and breakfast trip.

Why this Trip

  • Myanmar is known as one of the greatest archaeological sites. Other than architecture, Myanmar is quite famous for bling stupas, stunning beaches, pagodas, friendly people and much more. Burma is a mystic world that allure millions of tourist every year and those people cannot help but praise the country and you'll find yourself being hooked by the country too.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN YANGOON
    Upon arrival, you'll greet by your guide who will accompany and transfer you to your hotel. (Early check-in subjected to room availability) Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia. On the way, we’ll visit Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda) built for memorial of the 1954-56 sixth Buddhist Synod, is located on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Mayangon Township. And then proceed to Mahapasana Guha: "Great Cave", built close to the Kaba Aye Pagoda. From Here, end your day at Shwedagon Pagoda which is one of the wonders of the world. It was built 2500 years ago and enshrined with hair relics of Buddha and a place where to meet devoted Buddhists meditating and praying. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point. Overnight in Yangon.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick up
    • Afternoon City Tour
  • placeDAY 2 : BAGAN
    This morning, you'll transfer to the airport for the flight to Bagan (NyaungOo). Bagan, located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. On arrival, your journey begins with a visit an elevated temple from where you will have a panoramic view of the magnificent plains of Bagan. Continue with a visit to the golden Shwezigon Pagoda,first and prototype monument, which was built in Myanmar style in 1087. Then, visit to Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple @ Wetkyi-Inn Village which is well-known for its exquisite jataka mural paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. This afternoon begin with a visit to a traditional lacquer ware workshop where you can observe the production of one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. Continue to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples. Built in the early Mon-style, Ananda contains two unique Buddha images whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed. From here, you will visit to Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan, massive Dhammayangyi Temple, noted for its remarkable brickwork, and Sulamani Temple. Enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the plains from the upper terrace of one of the temples. Overnight in Bagan.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight to Bagan
  • placeDAY 3 : BAGAN – MT. POPA – SALAY – BAGAN
    OPTION: Balloons OverBagan - Start your morning with an incredible hot-air balloon flight over Bagan’s temple-studded plains. This is a truly unforgettable and unique experience. (Note: available only from late- October to late-March; all flights weather permitting) [Supplement - USD290 per person] After breakfast, we’ll take a break from temple touring in Bagan to visit Mount Popa and Salay. Start with a drive to Chauk to visit the fabulous morning market, filled with locals buying and selling their goods. Continue on to the village of Salay, an important Buddhist centre, and visit its famed wooden monastery with intricate carvings. (Note: Salay monastery museum closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays) This afternoon we’ll arrive at Mt Popa, an extinct volcano standing 1518 metres high. Mount Popa has played an important role in Myanmar culture, religion and history since earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. (Climb is optional!) In the late afternoon, we’ll drive back to Bagan and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Bagan.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Hot Air Balloon
  • placeDAY 4 : MANDALAY
    This morning fly north to Mandalay. Mandalay is Myanmar's cultural capital. The nature focus of the city is an abrupt hill, rising above a vast moated and walled square. On arrival, we’ll drive to Amarapura, a former capital whose name means ‘City of Immortality’. First visit a silk weaving workshop which produces exquisite handmade products and then visit Mahagandayon monastery, when over one-thousand monks reside. In the afternoon, we'll first visit to Mahamuni Pogada, 13ft-high sated Buddha image which is one of Myanmar's most famous. Continue your tour of Mandalay with a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the title ‘World’s Biggest Book’. Continue to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace. This grand teak building is known for its exquisite woodcarving. Head to the top of Mandalay Hill to enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River. Overnight in Mandalay.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight to Mandalay
    • City tour of Amarpura
  • placeDAY 5 : MANDALAY – SAGAING – INWA (AVA) – MANDALAY
    After breakfast, we'll drive to Ava which is one of the ancient cities and a remarkably rural backwater of empty fields sparsely dotted with widely spaced ruins, monastic buildings and stupas. Explore Ava by plodding horse cart to visit BagayaKyaung (a wonderful teak monastery), MahaAungmyeBonzan monastery (built of stucco-covered brick, royal monastery temple) and Nanmyin (a leaning watchtower of Ava) Return to dry land by boat and take a drive to Sagaing by crossing a bridge over the Irrawaddy River. Uncountable white-and-gold stupas are highlights of Sagaing. Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious center of Myanmar. It is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers and you will visit pagodas such as Swan OoPon Nya Shin and U Min ThoneSae. We’ll also visit Sagaing’s local market, a typical Burmese market that few tourists visit. Here you will find a range of items for sale includinglocally made pottery, silver and other handicrafts. We will also stop at a small pottery village to see the process of making the ubiquitous water pots found throughout Myanmar. After touring this tranquil site, continue to U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest and 200 year-old teak bridge. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams. Overnight in Mandalay.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • City Tour
  • placeDAY 6 : YANGOON
    After breakfast, drive to the Mandalay Airport for the flight to Yangon and upon arrival, we'll take a tour around the city center which is filled various historical and colonial buildings partly by car or partly on foot. We’ll first visit to Sule Pagoda which is a 2200-year-old temple surrounded by government buildings and commercial shop. Then, you'll pass along the way to Mahabandoola Park where Independent Monument exists. Continue your tour by passing City Hall, a little india and a little china. Continue to Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market, where you can browse through the wide selection of Myanmar handicrafts and other goods (Note: closed on Mondays and public holidays). We'll visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, one of Myanmar's more beautiful reclining buddhas which is topped by a crown encrusted with diamonds and other precious stones. The feet of the statue carved with traditional symbols and often many locals gathering to pay homage and pray. In the evening, visit “Garden City of East” is to take your pictures at tranquil Kandawgyi Lake and the Karaweik Hall – a royal floating barge.Overnight in Yangon.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight to Yangoon
    • Shopping Arrangement
  • placeDAY 7 : DEPARTURE
    Today is your leisure at hotel before transfer to airport for your departure flight.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport Drop
    • souvenir
  • Detail Inclusions
    • 6 Nights Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability).
    • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
    • Transportation by vehicle with A/C.
    • Drinking Water during the tour day.
    • Local English speaking guide(s).
  • Complimentary
  • Exclusions
    • Visa & Travel insurance.
    • Domestic Flight (Yangon – Bagan, Bagan – Mandalay & Mandalay – Yangon).
    • Meals as mentioned in the program, L: Lunch and D: Dinner.
    • Any flight, not mentioned and international tax.
    • Early check-in and late check-out.
    • Hotel/Room upgrade.
    • Festivity surcharge & festivity compulsory service by hotel(s) if any.
    • Detour(s).
    • Tip, drinks, personal expenses, and others.
    • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program.

     



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