Superior Package

3 Star

Per Person Sharing

Starting from: USD1,525

Superior First Class

4 Star

Per Person Sharing

Starting from: USD1,797

Luxury Package

5 Star

Per Person Sharing

Starting from: USD1,758

Supplement costs - Tentative Domestic Airfare

  • Yangon - Bagan : USD120

  • Bagan - Mandalay: USD80

  • Mandalay - Inle (Heho): USD80

  • Inle (Heho) - Yangon: USD120

Things Included In Cost

  • Accommodation in Double/Twin sharing rooms with daily breakfast

  • All entrance fees as specified in the program

  • Private Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles 

  • Services of English Speaking station guide fee  (difference guides in each city)

  • 2 bottles mineral water and 2 snow towel per day per pax on sightseeing days

  • Horse cart fees in Bagan 

  • All meals are specified in program ( 8 Lunches & 6 Dinner at local restaurant, meal budget is USD 11 per pax) and (1 buffet dinner at Karaweik restaurant with culture show & 2 dinner at hotel in Inle Lake, meals budget is depend on hotel category)

Things Excluded From Cost

  • Early check- in and late check- out from hotel

  • Optional for Ballooning in Bagan 

  • Visa Fees

  • Compulsory Tips (USD 5.00 per pax per day for local guide & Coach driver)

  • International Airfares

  • Domestic Airfares 

  • Museum Entrance Fees and Other Additional Entrance Fees

  • Beer, Soft Drink and PH7 at local restaurants

  • Travel insurance

  • Expenditure of personal nature, such as porter charges, camera fees, drinks, souvenirs, laundry etc.

  • Services not listed in above inclusions

Itinerary Changes

It could happen that the detail of the itinerary could change because of unforeseen circumstances. We do however undertake to keep to the original plan as strictly as we can

Discover Real Myanmar

Valid to 30 April '20

On this tour, you will observe the real Myanmar, and Yangon, the commercial city. A world of wonder awaits you at the Shwe Dagon Pagoda. You will have an experience of the culture and traditions of Burmese people at Mandalay. Visit the world heritage site, Bagan and the sustainable activities will make it a  more meaningful visit. Explore the watery world, Inle Lake and learn about the unique leg-rowing style of Intha people.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival Yangon (-/-/D)


Upon arrival at airport, we will meet you with at the airport showing a welcoming board and then escort you to your hotel. The rest of day is for you relax to adjust the jetlag. Dine at hotel and overnight at Yangon.




Day 2 - Yangon Sightseeing (B/L/D)


Enjoy breakfast at Yangon. In the early morning, visit to Downtown area of Yangon. Visitors can learn about historical buildings, architecture and local daily life near Sule Pagoda. Sightseeing to the city center including City Hall, MahaBandoola Park, Independence Monument and Emernual Church. After that, go shopping at Bogyoke Market (Scott) Market with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores. In the evening, we will visit Kandawgyi Royal Lake. Visitors can enjoy the peace and tranquility under the trees. Take photographs of the Lake with the background of the Shwedagon Pagoda as well as with the Karaweik Royal Palace Barge. Dine at Karaweik restaurant with cultural show. Overnight in Yangon.




Day 3 - Yangon – Bagan by Flight (B/L/D)


Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the domestic airport for a flight to Nyaung U (flying time- about 1 Hour 15 Minutes) Upon arrival, enjoy the local way of life and local food at the Nyaung U Market Transfer to hotel and check in for some refreshments. Explore the ancient city Bagan, visit the Shwezigon Pagoda which is the huge gold plated pagoda glimmering in the sun. Have your Burmese cuisine lunch at a local restaurant. The tour extends to Ananda temple which is the masterpiece of Bagan era with the architecture using Greek cross and Dhammanyangyi Temple which is the largest and believed to be a haunted temple at Bagan and is related to the tragic history of Bagan. Visitors to Bagan get an opportunity to see the unique work of art explore all of temples and pagodas. To watch the sun set at Bagan is a highlight of this tour. Enjoy sunset at a small hill for a great photo opportunity. Enjoy dinner at local a restaurant with cultural show. Overnight at Bagan.




Day 4 - Bagan-Mt.Popa (B/L/D)


Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Mt.Popa is a popular day trip from Bagan (driving hours- about 1 Hour 30 Minutes). We will venture out of Bagan to the popular sight known as Mt.Popa 777 steps lead the way to reach the top. You will have breathtaking views of the countryside and enjoy scenes of local people climbing palm trees and experience their way of life. Lunch will be at local restaurant and then proceed to Sin Phyu Sin complex where the teaching of Buddhist Scripture was initiated as the school for Sangha. Get hands-on in a local traditional work shop at Popa. Drive back to Bagan. In the evening, take a ride on a horse-cart or E-Bike around Bagan temples such as Gupyaukgyi, Tharabar gate which is the main gate way to the ancient city Bagan. OR you can take a sunset boat ride at Bagan. Dine at local restaurant and overnight at Bagan. Optional: Hot Air Balloon Over Bagan/Classic Service = US$ 320 per person: Bagan is a unique experience by Balloons. Depart from the hotel before sunrise and transfer to the departure point. A thorough safety briefing follows before you take off for a 45mins to 1hr flight. Upon landing, retrieve vehicles will be on hand to serve sparkling wine and refreshments before a transfer back to your hotel. The whole excursion door to door normally lasts between 2h30 to 3hrs. Flights in the afternoon are also available on request but are more prone to cancellations due to weather conditions.




Day 5 - Bagan-Mandalay by Flight: Amarapura - Sagaing (B/L/D)


After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Mandalay (flying time – about 40 minutes). Upon arrival, we will visit to Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery) where visitors can observe the wood sculptures. Then, we will proceed to Amarapura, known as the city of Immortality. We will visit the silversmith workshop then drive to Sagaing Hill. The Sagaing Hills are dotted with pagodas and there are over 500 monasteries, a retreat for some 6000 monks and nuns. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant. Visit Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, KaungHmudaw Pagoda and Ywahtaung (home of the silversmiths’ guilds) are places worth visiting area. Enjoy sunset at U Bein teak Bridge where you can see local people riding bicycles and selling their hand-made postcards. Drive back to Mandalay and overnight there.




Day 6 - Mandalay-Mingun Sightseeing (B/L/D)


Breakfast at hotel. Departing from Mandalay, you will discover the charms of old Burma as you take a journey through two of Myanmar's ancient capitals. Drive to a jetty to watch the busy riverside activity and take a local riverboat to the ancient capital of Mingun (appr. 1 hour per way). Visit the Settawya Pagoda, with a footprint of the Buddha, walk to the huge Mingun Bell- the world’s largest ringing bell exists (It weighs 90,718 kilograms), nearby unfinished MingunPahtodawgyi, one of the most famous buildings in the world. Myatheindan (Hsinbyume) Pagoda, built by King Bagyidaw in 1816, three years before he succeeded Bodawpaya as king, the pagoda was constructed in memory of his senior wife the Hsinbyume princess, reproduction of the mythological Mt. Meru. In Mandalay, we will visit to Kuthodaw pagoda, the world’s largest book, consisting of 720 marble slabs sculpted. The three baskets of Buddhist scriptures will be the exposure. Stop for photography here. Enjoy the sun set on Mandalay Hill. Overnight at Mandalay.




Day 7 - Mandalay - Heho by Flight: Inle sightseeing (B/L/D)


After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for a domestic flight to Heho (Flying hours about 45 minutes). From Heho, a scenic one-hour drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, stop at the teak monastery of Shweyanpyay to see the intricate artwork and craftsmanship of wood carvings. Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake, board a private motorboat to head out to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights. Throughout your Inle Lake boat ride, you will be treated to fabulous scenes of life on the water: fishermen, local ferry boats, local villages and views of the Inle Lake. Pass villages built on stilts over the lake, inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Visit PhaungDawOo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf. We will explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Innpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand. Dine at hotel and overnight in Inle.




Day 8 - Indein sightseeing (B/L/D)


After breakfast at hotel, take a boat trip to the southern part which lead into a small twist and turn creek running into the lake, then you will reach the Indein village. Indein village is small in size and located at the south western bank of the lake itself and it is popular for its ruined clusters of pagodas dated back to 16th century. Explore the area on foot, strolling around ancient ruined pagodas and wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area. Here you can climb the covered stairway to the top of a hill which is covered with picturesque ancient stupas and has magnificent views of the lake below. Overnight in Inle.




Day 9 - Heho-Yangon by flight sightseeing (B/L/D)


After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for a domestic flight to Yangon (flying hour – about 1 hour). Upon Arrival, transfer to the hotel and take a few hours for refreshment. In the evening, we will go to the Shwedagon pagoda and explore the colorful temples, stupas and statues that reflect the architecture era over 2600 years ago. Visitors will experience the insider’s view of this magnificent symbol of Buddhism of Myanmar people. Dine at local a restaurant and overnight in Yangon.




Day 10 - Yangon Departure (B/-/-)


After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Internationa Airport for your departure





Accommodation

Yangon


3* Hotel - Reno Hotel

(Deluxe Room)

https://www.renohotelmyanmar.com/

4* Summit Parkview hotel (Superior room) https://summityangon.com/

5* Sule-Shangrila Hotel

(Superior room)

https://www.shangri-la.com/yangon/suleshangrila/




Bagan


3* Thazin Garden Hotel (Deluxe Room) (website is under maintenance) 4* The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate (Deluxe Room) www.tharabargate.com 5* Aureum Palace Bagan (Deluxe Room) https://www.aureumpalacehotelandresortbagan.com/




Mandalay


3* Hotel Apex (Superior Room) http://www.hotelapexmandalay.com

4* Hotel Hazel

(Deluxe Room)

http://www.hotelhazelmandalay.com/

5* Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort

(Deluxe Room)

www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-A3M8-mercure-mandalay-hill-resort/index.shtml?adults=&children=&nights=&dateIn=




Inlei


3* Inle Garden (Villa Room) (website is under maintenance) 4* Novotel Inle Myat Min Hotel (Junior Suite) https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-9395-novotel-inle-lake-myat-min/index.shtml?adults=&children=&nights=&dateIn= 5* Sanctum Inle Resort (Cloister Deluxe) http://sanctum-inle-resort.com/





Duration:

 10 days 9 nights

Pax:

Min 2

  • Enjoy the chaos of Yangon

  • Discover the world heritage sites of Bagan

  • See Mandalay

  • Visit Inle Lake and Intha people

Highlights

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Mich Immelman

I am a specialist tour operator with Curious Journeys. We operate from South Africa. With the assistance of my partners in India and South East Asia, I offer fully inclusive group tours, private tours, and tailor-made services

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