Ancient Myanmar Vacation
What's Included?• All transfers by comfortable air-conditioned cars as per itinerary with mineral water and cold towels (2 bottles of 500ml water per person/day)
• English speaking (or other language guides)
• All entrance fees as per program, tours and sightseeing
• Hand-woven silk & embroidery workshop in Mandalay
• Myinkaba village including lacquer ware demonstration
• Horse Carriage in Bagan.
• 3x Domestic flight tickets within Myanmar (Routes: Yangon – Mandalay / Mandalay- Bagan / Bagan – Yangon)
• 5 x nights hotel accommodation with breakfast, service charge and tax included in twin/double sharing rooms
Destination CoveredYangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Amarapura
Best SuitedAll, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
Meet our guide in the airport and visit the most sacred pagoda of Myanmar the Shwedagon Pagoda. The magnificent golden dome rises an impressive 322 feet (98 meters) from its base and is covered with tons of pure gold, along with numerous precious stones such as jade, rubies, sapphires and diamonds. Venture into the sprawling city and experience the beauty of colonial architecture, the Yangon River and a thriving downtown scene. Afterwards, we will take a walk in the Mahanbandoola Park and take in the views of the surrounding heritage buildings including the City Hall and the High Court. Be amazed in the Independence Monument, that stands 165ft tall. Then, visit one of the most major bazaars in Yangon the, Bogyoke Aung San Market- - the place offers a wide array of painting, handy-craft, traditional clothes, jewelry and local food.
DAY 2- Flight To Mandalay, Sightseeing
Domestic flight from Yangon to Mandalay. Experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay including of the most revered religious monument in Myanmar – “Mahamuni Pagoda & Mahamuni Buddha Image”. Several shops around the temple sell offerings for the Mahamuni Buddha image such as incense sticks, candles and flowers. In the afternoon we are going to visit Golden Palace Monastery, a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda which is also called “the world’s largest book”, named after the 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings. Proceed to Mandalay Hill to enjoy the sunset and panoramic view of the city. At the top you will be welcomed by clusters of pagoda and monasteries.
DAY 3- Mandalay,ava, Amarapura Sightseeing
Visit an authentic teakwood masterpiece the Bagaya Monastery, surely the ancient architecture of the building will simply amaze you. Visit Mahagandayon - a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study- watch the monks queue up for their main meal of the day. Continue to 200-year-old U Bein teak bridge, built in 1782 and the oldest teak bridge in the world is made from the remains of a royal palace. Drive to Amarapura - famous for its weaving and the most beautiful and expensive clothes are hand embroidered. Visit a traditional hand – woven silk workshop as well as Kalaga tapestries craftsmen’s shop followed by Gold leaf work shop. Next, visit to the “leaning tower” Nanmyint, one of the only structures remaining from King Bagyidaw’s palace. Visit to Ava (Mouth of the lake) popularly known as Me Nu Ok Kyaung (Me Nu's Brick Monastery), it was built in 1818 by Nanmadaw Me Nu.
DAY 4- Flight To Bagan, Sightseeing
Transfer to Domestic Airport for a flight to Bagan. Visit of the lively & colorful local market, “Nyaung U Market”. Blend and experience the locals’ daily lives as you visit this bustling and vibrant market. You can almost find everything here from vegetables, seafood and poultry, also there is a section selling handicraft, traditional clothing (locals call it “Longyi”) and as well as antiques. Visit to Myinkaba, a little village notable for its traditional Mon-style lacquerware. This has been home to family-run lacquerware workshops for generations. At least a dozen workshops and storefronts are located around the smattering of choice pahto (temples) and stupas from the early Bagan period. Enjoy the creative experience and have something truly unique to take home with you!
DAY 5- Bagan Sightseeing
You can choose to participate to Ballooning in Bagan . Sightseeing Tour of the most ancient pagodas and temples of Bagan which is formerly known as the “Pagan Kingdom”, between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2,200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day. Start with the Shwezigon Pagoda- this huge gold plated pagoda glimmering in the sun. Wetkyi-in Gubyaukgyi, noteworthy for its mural paintings and frescoes that depict scenes from the Jataka tales. Manuha Temple, enshrines four large gold painted images of the Buddha. Ananda Temple, with four standing Buddha images at its corners Htilominlo, a majestic 46-meter high structure Thatbyinnyu Temple and unfinished huge pyramid like structure, the Dhammayangyi Pahto Temple contains images of the Gautama Buddha and the future Maitreya Buddha, side by side. Enjoy a relaxing Horse carriage ride, while being surrounded by the hundreds of sacred ancient temples of Bagan. Watch the marvelous sunset view from Shwesandaw Pagoda, that will surely give you a different experience from all the other places in the world. Imagine a 360-degree view of the entire Bagan plains that is littered with more than 2,000 pagodas of all sizes.
DAY 6- Flight Back To Yangon, Departure
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Domestic Airport for a flight back to Yangon. Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer to International Terminal for your Departure.
• All International flight tickets to/from Myanmar
• Visa to Myanmar @ USD 50 per person, can be applied online at http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/
• Individual expenses of guests not mentioned in the itinerary (laundry, minibar, extra
food and beverage out of formed menus or not mentioned in the INCLUSIONS.)
• Tip for guides & drivers, bellboys, boats, restaurants (suggested at USD 6/pax/day)
• Personal travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)
• Ballooning over Bagan
• Any other cost not mentioned in the Inclusions.
Up to 31 days prior to arrival: no charge
From 30-22 days prior to arrival: 30% of the total tour price
From 21-15 days prior to arrival: 50% of the tour price
From 14-8 days prior to arrival: 75% of the tour price
No show & within 7 days prior arrival: 100% charge.
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