Come to one of the less visited countries in Southeast Asia in complete luxury in our Myanmar Tour of Comforts . Start with Yangon and visit its many pagodas and animated streets. You will explore Inle Lake headquartered from your lakeside suite and learn about the local’s traditional crafts. Discover Bagan and admire the spires’ golden tint reflecting off the sun’s rays on your horse carriage in this Myanmar tour.
* BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1: Arrival – Yangon Sightseeing Tours
Day 2: Yangon – Flight to Heho – Inle Lake Sightseeing Tours with a Boat Trip (B /-/-)
Day 3: Inle Lake Cruising Trips to Indein – Inle Lake Sightseeing Tours (B/-/- )
Day 4: Inle Lake – Flight from Heho to Bagan – Bagan Sightseeing Tours (B /-/-)
Day 5: Bagan Sightseeing Tours to Temples & Pagodas (B/-/-)
Day 6: Bagan Sightseeing Tours – Flight to Yangon – Yangon Sightseeing Tours By Night (B/-/-)
Day 7: Yangon – Departure ( B/-/-)
Day 1: Myanmar Package Tours: Arrival – Yangon Sightseeing Tours
On arrival at the Yangon airport, you will be welcomed by your tour guide, who will assist you through all the immigration procedures. Transfer via an authentic colonial coach to your hotel. Known as the ‘Elephant Coach’, this six-seater van is a restored 1945 vintage Chevrolet bus and a stylish way to arrive in Myanmar. Depending on your arrival time, we recommend having lunch at Monsoon restaurant for delicious, freshly prepared Myanmar cuisine.
This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Yangon’s colonial city centre, with its many cultural delights. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city with an impressive colonial and spiritual heritage. Travel past faded colonial buildings, busy street markets, and glittering temples. End your tour at the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, an important religious sight for the Burmese people. As the sun sets, watch the colors change on the 100-meter high chedi which is covered by over 40 tons of gold leaf.
Overnight at The Strand Hotel, Yangon
Optional Visit: The Thiripyitsaya Sky Bistro is perched on the 20th floor of Sakura Tower, overlooking panoramic views of metropolis. From here, one can get the scenic view of Yangon River and the environs. It is fascinating place to visit; one can share the freshness of unforgettable days in Myanmar with their family and friends at home.
Price: USD 8.- per person
Day 2: Myanmar Package Tours: Yangon – Flight to Heho – Inle Lake Sightseeing Tours & Boat trips ( B/-/-)
This morning, transfer to Yangon Airport for your flight to Heho. Here you will enjoy a one-hour scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe,
the gateway village to the lovely Inle Lake. A private local motorboat will escort you to your luxurious hotel for check in. Along the way, pass stilted villages, the leg-rowing Intha fishermen, and floating gardens anchored to the lake’s bottom with bamboo poles.
Check in to your hotel. The resorted is nestled near the lake’s shores and its stilted buildings have spectacular views from the balconies. After freshening up, a private boat will take you out on the lake to visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which not only contains dozens of Shan Buddha statues, but also where the monks have trained the resident cats to jump through hoops! Continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, before returning to the resort.
This evening enjoy a traditional Shan Style dinner at hotel, served on lacquer plates.
Overnight at Inle Princess Resort, Inle Lake.
Day 3: Myanmar Package Tours: Inle Lake Cruising Tours to Indein – Inle Lake Sightseeing Tours ( B/-/- )
This morning, enjoy a relaxing boat trip along a small canal to the Pa-oh village of Indein. Explore the area on foot, strolling around the village, visiting a local school, and wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area. Alaung Sitthou is filled with picturesque ancient stupas and has magnificent views of the lake below.
On the return journey, experience traditional Intha cuisine. Stop at a nearby village for a private lunch at an Intha House in the Nampan Village. Enjoy a lunch of local dishes as you sit on cushions around a traditional low table.
Return by boat to the hotel for a relaxing and luxurious afternoon at the spa. As the sun sets, enjoy a wine tasting experience at the Inle Princess’ Wine Cave and dinner at the Resort.
Overnight at Inle Princess Resort, Inle Lake.
Day 4: Myanmar Package Tours: Inle Lake Sightseeing Tours – Flight from Heho to Bagan – Bagan Sightseeing Tours ( B/-/- )
This morning, tour the lake’s villages to learn about the cottage industries. Visit the weaving village of Inpawkhone where beautiful textiles are produced from silk and lotus roots. Continue to a cheroot factory where typical Burmese cigars are made by hand.
Lunch is at your leisure, but we suggest dining in the middle of the lake at Ann’s Restaurant. Late this afternoon, check out of your hotel and transfer to Heho Airport for the flight to Bagan.
Overnight at Thiripyitsaya Sakura, Bagan.
Day 5: Myanmar Package Tours: Bagan Sightseeing Tours to Temples & Pagodas ( B/-/-)
Begin today with a visit to the colorful Nyaung Oo Market where dozens of vendors come to sell their fresh produce and products. The market is at its busiest early in the morning as the locals come to do their shopping. This is a great opportunity to observe the daily lifestyle of the friendly locals. Then continue to the glittering Shwezigon Pagoda, a prototype of later Myanmar stupas. Next, visit Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jatakas mural paintings. Continue to the elegant Htilominlo Temple, noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.
Lunch is at your leisure. We recommend the Bagan Viewing Tower where you can dine while enjoying magnificent panoramic views of the Bagan scenery.
This afternoon, visit the New Bagan area and one of its many lacquer-ware workshops. Here you can observe the traditional technique of making these handcrafted products from start to finish. The process takes incredible skill and patience and Bagan’s craftsmen are well renowned for their fantastic lacquer products.
As today comes to a close, travel to the boat jetty and embark on a sunset cruise. Enjoy a cocktail and stunning views of Bagan as you cruise along the Irrawaddy River. The remainder of this evening is at your leisure.
Overnight at Thiripyitsaya Sakura, Bagan.
Day 6: Myanmar Package Tours: Bagan Sightseeing Tours – Flight to Yangon – Yangon Sightseeing Tours By Night (B/-/-)
This morning, continue your Bagan sightseeing at Ananda temple, an architectural masterpiece of the early-style temple. Nearby, Ananda Okkyaung is one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period. Travel by horse carriage among the temples starting at Ananda and passing Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan, the massive Dhammayangyi Temple which is noted for its remarkable brickwork, and Sulamani.
After lunch at your leisure, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, the Elephant Coach will be waiting to take you to your hotel. This evening enjoy a special farewell dinner. The elegant Le Planteur Restaurant serves a variety of French and Asian cuisines, freshly prepared by top chefs.
Overnight at The Strand Hotel, Yangon.
This morning head to the picturesque Bogyoke Market (formerly known as Scott Market), known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. Browse the aisles of handmade goods, looking for the perfect souvenir of your Myanmar holiday.
The remainder of today is at your leisure for additional sight seeing or shopping before transferring to the airport for your onward flight.
*****End of services*****
Accommodation on half-twin rooms basis with daily breakfast
Meals as mentioned in the program (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
English-speaking guide throughout the trip (from Yangon to Yangon)
3 domestic flights RGN- HEH- NYU- RGN on Air Mandalay or Yangon Airways or Air Bagan including insurance surcharges + current fuel surcharge
Private motorized boat in Inle Lake excursions + transfers
All transfers and excursions with “Elephant Coach” in Yangon and the private air-conditioned vehicles for the rest places
Porter fees at airports & hotels
Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
Sunset cocktail in Bagan
Wine tasting before dinner at Inle Princess Resort
60 minute Spa treatment at Inle Princess Resort
Visa on arrival and Airport assist service including visa fee
Horse cart tours in Bagan
International ticket to/from Yangon
Meals other than mentioned
Visits not mentioned in the program
Drinks and personal expenses
International airport departure tax Yangon (USD 10/pax at present)
Any other items not mentioned
* IMPORTANT NOTES FOR MYANMAR:
1.Please note that credit cards and traveler cheques are not accepted in Myanmar and that visitors must be bring sufficient cash (best in US Dollars, but Euros also increasingly accepted) to change and make any purchases and payments. Please bring new US Dollar bills (“big heads” instead of “small heads”) and with series numbers not starting with CB as these are not accepted in Myanmar due to rumours these series are counterfeit.
2.Furthermore please inform passengers that they should NOT change money at the exchange booth at the airport just after immigration, as the market rate in town is MUCH better.
3.A surcharge might apply for peak season dates (Water Festival 12-18 April, X’Mas, New Year, etc.
4.Travelers to Myanmar are required to have a travel insurance covering the cost of medical evacuation flights.
5.Visas are required by all visitors to Myanmar. A visa must be obtained before entering Myanmar or On Arrival Visa is available at all international airports (Yangon & Mandalay). The visa application form is also available at all international airline linked with Myanmar or on-line. To apply on arrival visa, one must have 2 passport photo (4×6 cm) taken within last 6 months and passport must be valid 6 months after arrival date. For more detail information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
6.The schedules of domestic flights in Myanmar are provided as an indication only. Once a booking is confirmed we can provide more precise timings, but these remain nevertheless subject to change without notice by the airlines until travelling date. It might therefore in some cases be necessary to amend your program and itinerary due to such schedule changes. We thank you for your understanding.