Classic Myanmar With Elephant Camp Tour

Visit the most important tourist attractions in Myanmar. Experience entering another world as you visit the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. After, visit the ancient pagodas of Bagan while riding n E-bikes and witness the amazing sunset on a boat cruise in Irrawaddy river. Learn the Burmese mythology the fun and exciting way as you watch a traditional puppet show while enjoying an outdoor dinner. Then, a stop at Kalaw where we will do soft trekking and visit an Elephant Camp.

This will surely be an unforgettable experience as you mingle and bathe the elephants. To end the tour, we will go on a boat excursion in Inle Lake, and there you will experience the local way of living as they welcome you with a Traditional Intha Homecooked Lunch.

What's Included?

• 3 x Domestic flight tickets within Myanmar Routes: Yangon – Bagan / Bagan – Heho / Heho– Yangon
• English speaking guides (other language available)
• Meals as per itinerary (Daily Breakfast; 2 x Lunches; 1 x Dinner)

• All tours and sightseeing’s with entrance fees as per program including special activities
- Full day Sightseeing Tour of Yangon
- Full day Sightseeing Tour of Bagan
- Puppet Show in Bagan
- E-bikes tour in Bagan
- Sunset cruise in Bagan
- Visit of Pindaya Caves and Shan Paper umbrella manufacture
- Trekking in Kalaw
- Visit of Green Valley Elephant Camp in Kalaw
- Boat excursion on Inle Lake

• All service charges, government taxes and handling fees.

• 6 x nights hotel accommodation with breakfast, service charge and tax included in twin/double sharing rooms

• All transfers by comfortable air-conditioned cars as per itinerary with mineral water
and cold towels (2 bottles of 500ml water per person/day)

Duration

7 days

Destination Covered

Yangon, Bagan, Kalaw, Pindaya and Inle Lake

Best Suited

All, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury
DAY 1 – Yangon Sightseeing (B/-/-)
Feel as if you’ve transferred back through time; enjoy more of the ,”colonial architecture” Walk through the impressive City Hall, flanking the arched entrance are two Nagas, serpents from Buddhist and Hindu mythology. The Superior High Court which has a grand clock tower that faces the Independence Monument, an obelisk structure that stands 165 ft tall. There are more unique structures like the General Post Office, House of Customs and the Strand Hotel. For the highlight of the day “Walking Tour of Shwedagon Pagoda” which rises an impressive 322 feet (98 meters) from its base and is said to have been covered with tons of pure gold, along with numerous precious stones such as jade, rubies, sapphires and diamonds.

DAY 2- Flight To Bagan, Sightseeing (B/-/-)
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Domestic Airport for a flight to Bagan. Upon arrival in Bagan, “Sightseeing of the most ancient pagodas on Bagan while riding on E-bikes”. 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, built in Mon style in 1059 that 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 Thatbyinnyu Temple one of the highest monuments, an unfinished huge pyramid like structure, the Dhammayangyi Pahto Temple contains images of the Gautama Buddha and the future Maitreya Buddha, side by side. Set out on a “boat cruise” and enjoy the vivid sunset view in Irrawaddy River.

DAY 3 –Bagan Sightseeing (B/-/D)
Choose if you want to participate in ballooning over Bagan to watch the sunrise. Morning at your leisure. Visit of the colorful “Nyaung U 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. We will teach you how to wear a longyi. Learn at “lacquerware workshop” of the Myinkaba village, notable for for its traditional Mon-style lacquerware. Then, transfer to an outdoor dinner, while enjoying a traditional puppet show that depicts the Burmese mythlology.

DAY 4 – Flight To Heho- Kalaw Sightseeing (B/-/-)
After breakfast transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Heho. Upon arrival to Heho Airport transfer to Kalaw located around 1hr drive On the way stop at Ngetpyawtaw village famous for the the Local bamboo umbrella making. Here you will have a chance to make your own umbrella which you can take away as a souvenir. After continue to nearby Pindaya – famous for caves with thousand of Buddhas Images After lunch continue to Kalaw for check-in and after 1-2 hr soft trek to explore local tribe village.

DAY 5- Kalaw-Elephant Camp Visit (B/L/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Around 8 AM transfer to Green Hill Valley – Magway Elephant Camp - Welcome by our team and inform about project (necessary information about camp will be given by English speaking staff). As well as safety instruction will be given before interacting with elephants. Walk (5-7mins) to elephant village and see the life of mahouts with their families. Time to introduce the elephants and feed them (daily prepared food). Then team will lead you go to the river where elephant bath and you can join for washing elephants like your owned pet. IMPORTANT: Riding is not main focus – you will be in touch with elephants during the washing time. LUNCH will be served on the camp. Around 3:30 PM depart from Green Hill Valley and drive around 1.5 hrs to Nyaung Shwe for check-in to your hotel.

DAY 6- Inle Lake, Sightseeing (B/L/-)
An active adventure awaits today with a boat trip through rural villages on Inle Lake. Set out on a boat ride and admire the beautiful floating gardens and also witness the locals with their unusual technique of traditional fishing method, the one-legged rowing. Our tour will includes visit of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State, boat construction workshop at Nampan village and Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery one of the oldest monasteries on the lake. Around lunchtime you’ll arrive at an Intha house where you’ll be welcomed for a “Home Cooked Meal” Moving to Inpaw Khone, a small village with teak stilt houses on the lakeside, where you have a chance to know more about the local traditional weaving technique, which remain unchanged for centuries. After that discover a cheroot factory and observe local Burmese roll cigars by hand.

DAY 7- Morning Market, Flight To Yangon, Departure (B/-/-)
Visit of the morning market in Inle Lake, a 5-day rotating market that rotates through five different sites around the lake area. This is mainly visited by inhabitants of the lake and tribes of the surrounding hills to sell and market their products. From Nyaung Shwe transfer to Heho airport by car. Transfer to International Airport Yangon for Departures
Excluded
• 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)
• Balloons over Bagan
• Any other cost not mentioned in the Inclusions

Cancellation Conditions
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

Note:
Minimum of 2 persons for this tour.
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