Chủ Nhật, 29 tháng 9, 2013

Luxury Balloon Tour in Bagan

Balloons over Bagan is the only service that offers visitors an unparalleled aerial view of the region’s stunning landscape from a hot air balloon. It has been rated as the top activity for visitors to Bagan on travel website Tripadvisor and has been featured in numerous international travel publications, including the Weekend Journal of The Wall Street Journal. Being the only hot air balloon operator in Burma, Balloons over Bagan has a profitable track record as well as an impeccable safety record since its inception 13 years ago. It has established itself as a symbol of the exotic travel experience in Burma, as ridership numbers continue to grow annually. Welcome toLuxury balloon tour in Bagan.

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Tour Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Tour Type: Easy luxury tour
Cities: Yangon,  Bagan, Mandalay,Inle Lake
Price: From US$ …/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
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Day 1 Arrival in Yangon by flight


Upon arrival in Yangon, you will receive a warm welcome of our tour guide and he will help you transfer to the hotel for check-in. Firstly, we drive one around Yangon city to contemplate the colonial style buildings, the Chinatown area and the Indian quarter. Then we will stop at Sule Zedi where a sacred hair relic of Lord Buddha and other relics are enshrined. Our second stop is Chaukhtatgy Temple which has one of the biggest and most graceful Reclining Buddha statues in South East Asia. Afterward, we boat alongside Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake to take some photos before moving ahead to Shwedagon Pagoda. Shwedagon Pagoda is the most popular and well-known pagoda in Yangon. It is a great cone-shaped Buddhist monument that crowns a hill about one mile north of the Cantonment. Annually, many Myanmar people come here to pray and make offerings. Stay overnight in Yangon.

Day 2 Yangon to Bagan by flight


After a morning flight from Yangon Airport, we will have a full day of sightseeing Bagan. Home to more than 2000 temples, Bagan’s beauty and historical significance is unsurpassed. To start the day, we visit Shwezigon pagoda- the most important reliquary Shrine in Bagan, a centre of Prayer and reflection for the new Theravada faith King Anawarahta. Then we move to Kansitta “Cave” temple which served as a place of lodging for monks. Its long dark corridors are painted with murals, some of which depict the Mongul soldiers. Equally beautiful, Gubyaukgyi “cave” temple is famous for fine frescoes of “jataka tales”. Our last stop in the morning is Htilominlo – the last Bamar style temple built in Bagan, with old murals and friezes.

In the afternoon, we will explore Ananda Temple which is considered to be one of the most surviving masterpieces of the Mon architecture and also known as the finest, largest, best preserved of the Bagan temples. Next, we will visit Dhamayangyi – a massive-looking temple dating from end of 12th century. The temple has long been famous for its interlocking mortar less brickwork. Afterward, we head to Mingalarzedi pagoda lying close to the Ayeyrwaddy River bank. Because of being built in the late period before the kingdom’s decline, the pagoda represents the final flowering of Bagan’s architectural skills.
To complete the day, we visit Shwesandaw Stupa to enjoy the beautiful sunset and get an overview of Bagan’s temples and the poetic Ayeyarwady River.

Day 3 Bagan by car


In the early morning, we take a sunrise flight over the plains of Bagan. From above looking down, Bagan is beautiful as a watercolor picture. Along two banks of the gentle Ayeyarwady River are small villages hiding in the bamboo trees. The top of golden pagodas glistens under the sunlight. The flight surely gives you interesting and unheard-of experience of the country of Myanmar.
We can spend the rest of the day exploring the temples on lands
Stay overnight in Bagan.

Day 4 Bagan – Heho – Inle lake by flight


In the early morning, we take a flight to Heho. From here, we drive to Inle Lake via the Beautiful landscape of Shan state and make check- in hotel procedure. Our hotel is located on the surface of Inle Lake by a motorized boat.
Before moving to some highlights of Inle Lake, we will boat around the Lake to get its overall view. Inle Lake has long been considered “Nenice of Myanmar”. On the surface of the lake, you can see floating villages, floating gardens, floating markets, several traditional villages such as forging, weaving and so on. The most special sight on Inle Lake is floating gardens where the local use the water hyacinth combining with seaweed on the bottom of the lake to keep the soil to grow more vegetables such as tomatoes, mint……. . Up and down the lake have many temples, monasteries with golden pinnacles brightening on the sunlight.
Our first stop is Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda where houses the five Buddha images. These images are covered with gold in order to make visitors not be able to see the original form. Leave Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, we continue to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery to see well- trained jumping cats, before turning back to your hotel
Stay overnight on Inle Lake.

Day 5 Inle  - Indein – Inle by boat


Breakfast at your resort
This morning, we will enjoy boat trip over the lake and cruise long the small stream to one of the most unique market on Inle lake which happens 5 days in different villages in Inlayarea : the Indein market. There is no better chance to behold the scene of Pa-O, Padang tribes in their traditional dresses.
Our guide will offer you some visit to local habitat of Pa-O people in Indein.
Back to your resort for your relaxation and enjoy the sunset.

Day 6 Inle – Heho – Yangon by flight


After breakfast at hotel, we will transfer back to Heho and take a flight to Yangon. At Intel’ Yangon Airport, we fly back to home countries.
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Thứ Sáu, 27 tháng 9, 2013

Why enjoy a Burma tour with us ?

Every single dollar you spend with us stay with the local!

We do understand that the certain amount of money has to be spent for marketing or promoting a destination and therefore, we do believe the existences of foreign tour companies are necessary. We appreciate the efforts in promoting our country and without efforts, thoughts, concerns, and love for the country; we won't be able to survive.

However, on the other hand, we also believe to balance the money tourist spend goes rightly to the local people here. Therefore, we suggest you to use 100% local tour services with sound experience and good reputations. Hopefully, you will agree that any profits from tourism should not flow straight back to the rich, industrialized nations but should be left in Burma to support the poor and we are here to help you do that!

Here are couples of the reason why you should travel with Seawander.Asia

  • Our trips offer incredibly good value for money

  • Committed to sustainable and pro-poor tourism in Burma (Myanmar)

  • Using only best hotels with best prices run by local family

  • Employ experienced and solicitous local tour guides

  • Value for money you spend ( working with grass-root level )

  • Low impact on natural resources

  • Respectful and observant of local customs and

  • Rupportive of local economies




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Thứ Năm, 26 tháng 9, 2013

Taunggyi Balloon Festival Tour

The stunning Taunggyi Balloon Festival Tour takes place in November yearly. This fantastic trip where we experience the best that Burma has to offer - including visiting some of Burma’s most interesting temples and ancient ruins, trekking off the beaten track, as well as spend time at one of Burma’s most beautiful Ngapali beach.

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Tour Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Tour Type: Adventure, Trekking, Cultural
Cities: Yangon, Kalaw, Pindaya, Nyaungshwe, Inle Lake, Taunggyi, Ngapali Beach
Price: From US$ 2100/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
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Day 1 Yangon arrival


On arrival at Yangon you will be transferred to your hotel. Depending on your time of arrival we can drive downtown and start a walking tour to observe the way of life along the river and then walk along to Pansodan street famous for its impressive colonial buildings and busy sidewalk markets. Overnight hotel.

Day 2 Yangon – Kalaw


Fly to Heho on the morning flight, after arrival we will cycle to the former British hill station of Kalaw stopping on the way to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Upon reaching Kalaw we will explore the surrounding pine forests and colonial houses whilst inhaling the cool mountain air. Overnight Hotel

Day 3 Kalaw – Trekking to Pindaya


Today we will start trekking in the direction of Pindaya, hiking past several traditional villages of the Palaung tribe. They are thought to be the earliest inhabitants of Myanmar and they still live a very traditional lifestyle. We will learn about the seasonal crops they grow, which include the leaves used to produce the ubiquitous cheroots. We will arrive at a local monastery or homestay where we will enjoy dinner and have welcome chance to relax. Overnight Ywadaw village homestay or monastery,

Day 4 Pindaya trekking


The trek to Pindaya continues with several stops at different tribal villages, such as Danu and Pa-o. We will get a fascinating introduction into their culture and learn about their ancestral customs. A packed lunch will be enjoyed at one of the villages on the way. Overnight homestay in Shan Ywa.

Day 5 Pindaya sightseeing


We wake up to the cool mountain air and enjoy breakfast before setting out on a full day of unchallenging trekking. Along the way we will be exposed to the spectacular natural scenery of the surrounding mountains and Pindaya caves . We stop by several villages, enjoying the sight of women in colorful ethnic clothing and experiencing more of their rural way of life. Overnight in village monastery or local homestay.

Day 6 Pindaya – Inle Lake


Today we enjoy a scenic unchallenging bicycle ride to Nyaung Shwe (at the head of Inle lake) passing traditional villages and inviting countryside scenery. Accompanied by a support vehicle, you are free to cycle part or all of the way. On our approach to Inle Lake, learn about the people living in stilted houses on the lake shore. Overnight at Hotel, Inle lake

Day 7 Inle Lake sightseeing


Today leave the hiking boots and bikes behind for some spectacular sightseeing around and on the waters of Inle Lake. Explore the Lake's morning market, visited by local hill tribes people and the Inthar before passing stilted houses. Be awed by the iconic leg-rowing fishermen of the lake. Following a visit to the monastery and lunch, stroll around the Pah-Oh villages of Indein and meet the local people. Overnight at hotel - Inle lake

Day 8 Taunggyi Balloon Festival


This day, you will have a very interesting visit to Taunggyi to enjoy the Taunggyi Balloon Festival. On the way you can visit Shwe Yan Pyay in Nyaungshwe. After 1 and a half, you will reach Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State. Visit the Taunggyi local market. Continue to Kakku, the non-touristic attraction with many stupas of Myanmar and Shan style located harmoniously. Return to Inle Lake. On the way back to Inle Lake, you can visit the Htan Cave which is a small copy of Pindaya and Indein.

Day 9 Inle Lake – Ngapali Beach


This morning we will take a flight to NgaPail beach resort where you will have free time to enjoy the white sandy beaches and dine at the spectacular restaurants beneath the palm tree. Overnight hotel.

Day 10 Ngapali Beach


Free time in Nga Pali to do as you please.

Day 11 Ngapali Beach


Free time in Nga Pali to do as you please.

Day 12 Ngapali Beach – Yangon


We will fly back to Yangon on the morning flight and continue our exploration of this amazing city. Overnight hotel.

Day 13 Yangon departure


If time allows before your airport transfer you can take a last walk about the downtown area. End your Taunggyi Balloon Festival Tour.
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Burma Photo Tours

Burma is a country that has long been off the agenda for the responsible traveler however its doors have been opened for those who want to see its wonderful landscapes and sights, from pagodas to people, Burma is a photographer’s paradise and is guaranteed to enchant you. This Burma Photo Tour offers you a comprehensive journey that not only takes you to the highlights but also takes you into the hinterland amongst the farms, villages and people where tourists are rarely seen. In the middle part of the tour you have the option of trekking through the hills of the Shan state down to Inle Lake. There will be an overnight stay in a village. Those who have done it regard this as a highlight of the tour. Another option is to take a balloon ride at dawn over the temples. Simply stunning!

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Tour length: 11 days / 10 nights
Tour Type: Photo, Cultural, Classic
Cities: Mandalay, Bagan, Kalaw, Inle Lake, Yangon
Price: From US$ 1800/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary

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Day 1 Mandalay Sightseeing


The tour will start in Mandalay with an early afternoon briefing where all guests can introduce themselves and begin to get to know each other. Before sunset we take a stroll along the vibrant riverfront immediately in front of our hotel.

Day 2 Mandalay Ancient Capitals


In the morning we tour the historic site of Inwa (Ava) by horse and cart. This ancient capital is now mainly farmland, orchards and palm-fringed paddy fields dotted with ruined pagodas. In the afternoon we cross the Ayerwaddy to Sagaing where we visit monk and nun schools. At sunset we go to the iconic U Beinbridge where we hope to capture monks and locals carrying their wares atop their heads and the setting sun from a boat on the lake below.

Day 3 Mandalay - Monywa


Early to drive to Monywa. This allows us plenty of time to stop at markets, in villages and by the paddy fields on the way. We reach our hotel in time for lunch and a dip in the pool. In the slightly cooler late afternoon we set off for Thanboddhay Paya, home to over 500,000 buddhas, and Bodhi Tataung which has a 423ft standing buddha amongst 1000s of others.

Day 4 Monywa - Bagan


In the morning we head south crossing the Chindwin river, and drive to the Phowintaung Caves. The caves contain myriad Buddhas, all different, dating from the 14th to the 18th centuries. We lunch in Pakokku after which we board a small boat for the two-hour ride down the Ayarwaddy river to Bagan. After checking in to the hotel, we head out to the temples for the famous sunset over Bagan, fitting in an interesting local village on the way.

Day 5 Bagan


Once again, an early start ahead of the crowds in order to get a prime spot from which to view the spectacular sunrise over Old Bagan. After breakfast back at the hotel we provide you with bicycles so that you can explore this enormous site by yourselves. You will probably want to enjoy the swimming pool in the hottest part of the day. Those who do not wish to cycle can hire a horse and cart or taxi.

Day 6  Bagan - Kalaw


There is a seasonal option to take a balloon ride at dawn which offers a unique chance to see the Kingdom as never seen before (by arrangement and at supplementary cost). We leave for the airport for a mid-morning flight to Heho, and drive to Kalaw, an old hill station from the days of the British Raj. We will stop at the 5 day market famous for its minority tribe vendors and traders. In the afternoon there is a postproduction class followed by some free time to explore this interesting town.

Day 7 Kalaw trekking


After breakfast we drive to Baw Ning Gone village to start our trek with a local guide. The bus will take our luggage and any non-trekking guests directly to a hotel in Nyaung Shwe. Walkers set out from the village for a two and a half hour walk arriving at Kone Hla village for lunch and a well earned rest from the heat of the day. Three more hours brings us to Pattu Pauk village passing through other settlements on the way. Htee Thein is our final destination for the day, and we stay overnight there in the monastery or at a local home if this is available.

Day 8 Indein


An early start allows us to finish our five hours trekking to arrive at Indein for lunchtime. We will visit several villages lived in by the Inthar and Pao tribes, and pass through cheroot leaf and ginger plantations. Indein village is a photographic highlight with its busy riverside, and its many ancient and modern pagodas littering the hillside as far as the eye can see. We then travel by boat to stay overnight in a stilted hotel on Inle Lake.

Day 9 Nyaung Shwe


In the morning we board a boat on the main lake. We have arranged for special permits to allow us to explore further south, off the beaten track and away from the main tourist areas, to visit two lakeside minority villages. After lunch we head north to Nyaung Shwe. We return to the lake later in the afternoon to see the famous leg-rowing fishermen at sunset.

Day 10 Inle Lake - Yangon


We take an early morning flight to Yangon, the capital. We have lunch in the Indian quarter and then set out to explore the streets of central Yangon taking in the faded colonial architecture and the modern hustle and bustle of the city. And, not to worry, we would not let you leave without a late afternoon/sunset visit to the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda.

Day 11 Yangon departure


We board the circular slow train which snakes slowly through all manner of Yangon suburbs, and brings you face to face with commuting locals. This is a real ‘behind the tourist scenes’ insight into daily life in the capital. We then make our way to the airport in good time for our flights out. End your Burma Photo Tour.

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Burma Birding Tour

Our Burma Jungle and Birding Tour begins on the Irrawaddy plains to the north of the capital Yangon. Over 4,000 temples and pagodas in Bagan dot this breathtaking landscape, testimony to the region’s rich history as the last independent Burmese kingdom and centre of Buddhist learning. Key sites here hold important populations of declining waterbirds, as well as supporting no less than four birds endemic to this unique dry zone habitat.

The bulk of our time will be spent exploring the moss-draped forests of the Chin Hills in the vicinity of Mount Victoria. These mountains form part of the Eastern Himalayas, an endemic-rich bird region where several species seen only by a handful of intrepid birders occur. These include the endemic White-browed Nuthatch, Mount Victoria Babax, Chin Hills Wren-Babbler and a chance for the mythical Blyth’s Tragopan. Our final destination will be the southern Shan State situated in the hills of central Burma. Here we visit the sparkling Inle Lake to search for the endemic Collared Myna, Black-headed Greenfinch and other specialties. After birding the deciduous forests around Kalaw for Burmese Yuhina, another highly localized species, plus a good selection of other hill forest birds, our exploration of this fascinating land will come to a close.

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Tour length: 14 days / 13 nights
Tour Type: Birding, Adventure, Trekking
Cities: Yangon, Bagan, Mount Victoria, Mindut, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Kalaw
Price: From US$ 2400/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary

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Day 01: Yangon arrival


Welcome to the golden land of Myanmar !
Our tour guide and driver will meet and greet you for your hotel transfer. Enjoy your tour of Yangon with a walk from Sule pagoda to Strand Hotel where you will encounter numerous of British colonial buildings and Emmanuel Church. You will have chance to observe the local life on Yangon river side. The visit to Shwedagon, the most outstanding pagoda, dominating the skyline of Yangon with a magical golden flash will highlight your day.

Day 02: Yangon – Pyay (Prome)


After breakfast, drive (280 km- 6 hours) to Pyay.
Pyay is situated near the ancient capital of Sriksetra, where extensive archaeological excavations were located. Upon your arrival, pay a visit to the Shwesandaw Pagoda, on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is one of the most scenically beautiful spots in the country. Overnight in Pyay.

Day 03: Pyay (Prome) – Bagan


After breakfast, full day of sightseeing by local ferry to Akaungtaung to see Buddha images carved into rocks overlooking the Ayeyarwaddy River. Along the way see villages and typical rural life.

Day 04: Bagan sightseeing


On arrival, transfer to hotel and proceed for sightseeing, starting with busy Nyaung U market, Shwezigon pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupa, Kyansitthaumin, a tunnel with attractive mural paintings; Bu paya, the oldest pagoda in Bagan; Ananda temple, the architectural masterpiece of a millennium.
After lunch continue sightseeing starting with Htilomilo temple, a double storeyed building with artistic stucco works; Gawdawpalin temple, famous for its colourful glazes plaques and enjoy the sunset from Shwesandaw pagoda.

Day 05: Bagan – Nat Ma Taung National Park


Drive from Bagan to Natmataung National Park (Mt. Victoria) for bird watching. Birding stop on the way to see again Jerdon’s Minivet and Hooded Treepie, together with near-endemic White-rumped Falcon, White-eyed Buzzard, various species of Woodpeckers, five species of Parakeet which are Alexandrine, Rose-ringed, Blossom-headed, Grey-headed and Red-breasted Parakeets, Small, Scarlet and Rosy Minivets, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch and others.
Overnight at the guesthouse.

Day 06: Nat Ma Taung National Park


Birding at Natmataung (Mt. Victoria) National Park. This site is a major focal point of the tour. Here we can able to see White- browed Nuthatch and Burmese Tit, Myanmar’s fifth and sixth endemics which are known only in here. Other speciality birds that could be seen on this area are near-endemics - Mount Victoria Babax, Chin Hills Wren-babbler, Assam, Stripe and Brown-capped Laughingthrushes, Green Shrike-babbler, Buff-breasted Parrotbill, Bar-tailed and Hume’s Treecreepers, Black-throated Prinia and Whistler’s Warbler, together with rare and shy Blyth’s Tragopan, rare Mrs Hume’s Pheasant, Hodgson’s Frogmouth, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Grey-sided Thrush, Indian Blue Robin, Spotted Forktail and many other species.

Day 07: Nat Ma Taung National Park – Monywa – Mandalay


Today, we will cross the mighty Irrawaddy River in Pakkoku to Mandalay via Monywa. Arrive in Mandalay in the late afternoon. Free at leisure. If you would like to experience something different, you can enjoy Mandalay night market.

Day 08: Sagaing – Pyin Oo Lwin – Botanical Garden – Anisakan Fall


After visiting Sagaing with Buddha cave and U Min Thonze Pagoda, Soon U Pon Nya Shin Pagoda, Tupayon temple where you can enjoy the great view of Mandalay, depart for a scenic two hour drive to the former British hill station of Maymyo, now called Pyin Oo Lwin. Many reminders of the colonial era are still present in Pyin Oo Lwin, including brick and timber houses. Enjoy a traditional horse and carriage ride through the town and walk around the beautiful recently renovated Botanical Gardens. Visit the local market in the center of the town near to the clock tower.

In the afternoon, take an excursion to the impressive Anisakan waterfalls, north of Pyin Oo Lwin. Overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.

Day 09: Mingun – Mandalay Royal Ancient Palace


Return to Mandalay in the morning. Start your sightseeing today with a boat ride upstream to Mingun, home to Uncomplete Wall, Sandamuni pagoda and Mingun ringing bell. Our local expert will be pleased to introduce you the life of people who live on the banks of Irrawaddy River.
This afternoon, we will travel to Ava, Amarapura to discover the Maha Aungmye Bonzan, Gabaya Monastery, Leaning Nam Myint Tower and the nearby attractions. Enjoy a walk over U Bein bridge, the longest teak wood bridge in Myanmar.

Day 10: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake (by Flight)


Embark on a morning flight to Heho. Skimming along the waterways in a long-tail boat, catch a first glimpse of floating gardens, stilt houses, and fishermen propelling their skiffs with one leg wrapped around an oar. Embark on an afternoon excursion, beginning with a visit to the
Phaung Daw U Pagoda, which enshrines five Buddha images believed to have been carried to this area by the widely-traveled 12th-century King Alaungsithu. Spend our time to know about local traditional work such as making boat, black smith, silk weaving and enjoy the uniqueness of Jumping Cat pagoda. After lunch, pay a visit to the Indein, situated on the southwestern corner of the lake. Here you can wander through a typical lakeside village and observe local people in their daily activities. From the top of old Shwe Inn Dein, an impressive collection of ancient and unrestored Shan style stupas, enjoy a stunning view out across the lake and beyond.

Day 11: Inle Lake – Kalaw


Today, we travel by car toward Kalaw, the beautiful hill station with numerous British houses which reflects vividly the colonial era. En route excursion includes tea leaf plantations and scenic beauty of mountain region to conclude this unique experience.
Upon your arrival in Kalaw, enjoy a pleasant walk to Kalaw train station and nearby botanical garden.

Day 12: Kalaw


Spend the day with a car journey through the most spectacular landscapes stuffed with green forest, secluded hamlets, verdant palm plantation. Here you can see the ethnic tribes on the colorful attires.

Day 13: Kalaw – Yangon ( by Flight)


Board a flight back to Yangon. Visit Scott’s market to buy some souvenirs. Free at leisure.

Day 14: Yangon departure


After breakfast at hotel, rest and unwind until our driver arrives and picks you up for a departure flight.
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Burma Grand Adventure

Grand Burma Tour is a ultimate journey that exposes the temptation of Burma (Myanmar) at its best. From charming smile of Burmese girl to the unique one-leg rower man, from interesting discovery to cozy cultural touches, Burma impress you with her beauty and hospitality that is unlike.

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Tour Duration: 25 days / 24 nights
Tour Type: Cultural, Classic, Adventure
Cities: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Myitkyina, Lashio, Hispaw, Maymyo, Inle Lake, Pindaya, Bagan, Mount Popa
Activity Level: Regular itinerary

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Day 1: Yangon Arrival


Arrive at Yangon International Airport by afternoon flight. You will be welcome by our Myanmar Tour and transfer to Hotel. After check in at hotel, in the evening, proceed to a good local Restaurant. Enjoy a welcome dinner at a good local restaurant in the city center.

Day 2: Yangon City Tour


This morning, we start Yangon visiting includes Botataung Pagoda at the bank of Yangon river, then city center where Sule Pagoda located to see the bustling life of Yangon and City Hall. Then visit BogyokeAung San Market (Scott’s Market), where one can buy many items in one place. Bogyoke Market was built in British colonial times and has a colonial shape. "Chaukhtathgyi Pagoda" it is the fourth largest colossal reclining image in Myanmar and 67m long. In the evening, visit the most magnificent and spectacular religious edifice, Shwedagon Pagoda before the sun set and enjoy the beauty Stupas while it changes the shining of gold in different tones according to the radiant of the setting sun. Stay overnight at a hotel in Yangon.

Day 3: Yangon – Mandalay (by flight)


After breakfast, transfer to airport for the flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, drive to Amarapura, visit to U Bein Bridge which belongs to 1782 recuperated from the waste of an abandoned palace totally in teak wood accredited to the achievement of the mayor U Bein. Then extend Mahagandayone, a monastery with high reputation consists of more than a thousand of monks can be seen at the same time while they have their first meal of the day. Tour continues to Mandalay Hill, a vantage point for a panoramic view of the city and a spectacular sunset view. It is worthy to have a stroll up the hill enjoying panoramic views from different location. Return can be made by car as there is also a car track by the base of elevator just before the platform. Then return to Mandalay.

Day 4: Mandalay Tour


After morning breakfast, Enjoy a boat excursion to Mingun along the Ayeyarwaddy River. During the river cruise, we may enjoy the fascinating landscapes of the river as well as the daily life of the people living along the Ayeyarwaddy. Proceed to Saging Hill, the place of over 700 monasteries, Kaungmudaw Pagoda-the magnificent dome remarkably seen from far away, silverware factory etc. Continue to Ava and visit by horse by horse carts to MaenuOkkyaung Monastery built by the chief queen in 1818 for the venerable chief monk is the unique brick type building of 19th century, Nan Myint Tower-27 meter masonry high is declined due to the earthquake in 1838, Bargayar Monastery well known for its wood carving with 267 teak pillars. Come back to Mandalay.

Day 5: Mandalay


Today, you will take a sightseeing tour of Mandalay which includes Mahanumi, a life like Buddha image. Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar and that makes it to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way. Continue visit the Old Palace grounds; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world's largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha's Doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings.

Day 6: Mandalay – Myitkyina (by car)


This morning, Free till be transferred to the airport for the flight to Myitkyina by afternoon flight. Upon arrival to Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State; proceed to the Hotel and Check in at the Hotel. Enjoy free and easy at the Hotel.

Day 7: Myitkyina


Enjoy a full day to explore the scenic confluence of N'Mai and Malikha Rivers (Myitsone) for one and half hours drive (43 Km). Observe Ayeyarwaddy Confluence and head back to Myitkyina. Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Day 8: Myitkyina


After breakfast at the Hotel, visit to Jawlunchi Tower for Panoramic View, Karainnaw resort, Sutaungpyae Pagoda (Wish fulfilling) and Enjoy sun set at Balamindin Bridge. After all sightseeing spots, stay overnight at the Hotel in Myitkyina.

Day 9: Myaitkyina – Mandalay (by flight)


Take a free and easy at the Hotel until the transfer time to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, proceed to the Hotel and leisure time. Stay overnight at the Hotel in Mandalay.

Day 10: Mandalay – Lashio (by train)


Meet our tour guide at your hotel and transfer to the train station for the train to Lasio. Enjoy one of the most exciting ride passing through 100 years old Gokhteik bridge build over the gorge. Upon arrival to Lasio, proceed to the Hotel and stay overnight at the hotel in Lasio.

Day 11: Lashio – Hsipaw (by car)


This morning, you will be picking up for the trip to Hsipaw. Upon arrival to Hsipaw, strolling in the City in the evening. Enjoy dinner in a good local restaurant. Stay overnight at the Hotel in Hsibaw.

Day 12: Hsipaw trekking


Take a pleasurable up-stream boat trip on Doathtawaddy River for an hour, and trek to a Shan monastery operating as a monastic primary school, where about four monks and 12 novices live. Continue our trek along the vegetables fields and forest for an hour and half to experience a scenic trek in the paddy and some vegetable fields to a shady waterfall on our way back. Stay overnight at the hotel in Hsibaw.

Day 14: Hsipaw – Pyin Oo Lwin (by car)


After breakfast at the Guest house, drive to Pyinoolwin. Today, we drive across the Gokteik River Gorge, a stunning 7 mile descent followed by a steep 5-mile climb. A 100 year old railways bridge which our group already took a train ride is a fantastic view crossing the gorge. Upon arrival to Pyinoolwin, check in at the Hotel and relax

Day 15: Pyinoolwin – Mandalay


Today, we start the exploring trip in (Pyin Oo Lwin) May Myo by air-conditioned car. You can visit sightseeing included Peik Chin Myaung Cave which is about 12 milees of PyinOoLwin, near the Wetwun Village. This natural limestone cave features some dramatic cascades of stalactites and stalagmites with numerous Buddha Images carved by devotees. And MahaAhntHtooKanTha Buddha Image (Pyae Chit Paya), PwayKauk fall, The Chinese Temple, The Botanical Garden and the Market. After all, return to Mandalay and stay overnight at the Hotel.

Day 16: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya (by flight)


After morning breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Heho. Upon arrived at Heho, drive to Pindaya Caves which is one the way drive to Inle, these caves are ensconced in a limestone ridge overlooking the lake. Inside the cavern there are more than 8000 Buddha Images-made from alabaster, teak, marble, brick, lacquer and cement and are arrange in such a way as to from a labyrinth throughout the various cave chambers. Then proceed to Shwe U Min Paya. This is a cluster of low stupas just below the ridge near the Pindaya Caves. Then transfer to the Hotel and Stay overnight at the Hotel in Pindaya.

Day 17: Pindaya – Inle


After breakfast, arrive in Heho airport and proceed to NyaungShwe jetty by car. Then, start exploring in Inle Lake ( by boat ) to PhaungdawOo Pagoda, the most venerable pagoda on the lake, which houses 05 images of Buddha completely gilded, In Paw Khon village to observes the silk weaving, handicrafts, and Ywama Village with long neck people(Pataung People) etc. And precede sightseeing to Jumping Cat Monastery. And stay overnight at the Hotel in Inle Lake.

Day 18: Inle Lake – Indein


This morning, discover the Indein villages where enjoy the green firms, and proceed to Htanpai village where Pao people live there. And proceed to Bamboo villages that you can see the streams and 1050 pagodas which were built 17th Century ago and other tourist sites. And proceed to Ywamagyi Monestry, Kyaesarkone village which is fishing village and Floating Garden. After all, come back to the hotel for relaxing.

Day 19: Inle Lake – Sagar


After breakfast at the Hotel, start boat excursion to Sagar Village which is situated at south part of Inle Lake. It’s the resident of Pao Ethnic and Shan Ethanic and one can observe the Ancient Pagodas Site. In your Sagar Boat trip, you can visit ThaKaung Pagoda Site a series of more than 236 stupas, worthy for a fabulous photo stop. And proceed to Lacquer Ware Factory where one can study the fermented rice wine making. And proceed to Taung Toe Village where one can observe Kyar Thin Gan Making and the culture of the villagers. After all sightseeing, if you have time, you can also visit to KyaukTaing Village, famous for its Pottery Making. One can observe the crafting of oil and water pots as well as the natural, underground kilns used by the villagers. And drive back to Inle Lake.

Day 20: Inle Lake – Bagan (by flight)


Free till meeting our tour guide for a boat trip back to the Nyangshwe town. Take a flight from Heho airport and to Bagan. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and depending on the flight time, we will be enjoying the sunset over one of the Bagan temple. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 21: Bagan sightseeing


Enjoy a full day tour in this temple area. A complete exploration of Bagan includes busy NyaungOo market, the Shwezigon Pagoda and its magnificent golden-plated Shwezigon Stupa, Kyansitthar Umin temple, Wetkyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple, a cave temple with murals paintings. Then, proceed full day sightseeing including Htilominlo Temple and Ananda Pagoda, which are masterpieces of architecture, motifs and design. After all those sightseeing, visit to Bupaya pagoda to enjoy the sunset view over Ayeyarwady River.

Day 22: Bagan discovery


Explore full day sightseeing to Arts and Crafts Markets to enjoy Myanmar Culture Arts and Craftsmanship, Nan Da Min Nya Pagoda, Min Nan Thu Monastery, Dha Ma Yan Gyi Pagoda, Sulamuni Pogoda, Myin Ka Bar Village to observe the Lacquer Ware and Puppet Tapestry, Manuha Phaya temple - which was built by King Manuha - and other some famous temples. At the end of the day, enjoy the sunset view at Shwesandaw Pagoda. Proceed to enjoy dinner at a good local restaurant in your own account.

Day 23: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan (by car)


Enjoy your breakfast at hotel. And ready for the excursion to Mt. Popa by car; a slight trip from Bagan experiencing amid Lovely Hill and Forest Sceneries and it is a steep-sided volcanic peak dedicated to the legendary "Nat" spirits of Myanmar and just 48 kilometers from Bagan. On the way back to Bagan, enjoy the village life of associated areas. Arrive at Bagan, proceeds sightseeing to DhamaYarZaKaZedi and Law Ka Nanda Pagoda to enjoy the sunset view of Ancient Bagan City.

Day 24: Bagan – Yangon (by flight)


Take a morning flight back to Yangon. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. This afternoon, we plan to visit Scott Market for souvenir shopping among the hundreds of stalls. In the evening, walk around Yangon’s China town for it’s lively market with seasonal fresh fruits and local delicacies.

Day 25: Yangon Departure


After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Yangon International airport for your return international departure flight.
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Burma Water Festival Tour

Burma Water (Thingyan) Festival is the Burmese New Year Festival and usually falls on mid-April, about April 13 or 16. It is a Buddhist festival celebrated throughout the country over a period of four to five days commencing in the new year. Formerly the dates of the Thingyan festival are calculated according to the traditional Burma lunisolar calendar and but now have fixed Roman calendar (13 to 16 April) equivalent - it often coincides with Easter. The dates of the festival are observed as the most important public holiday throughout Burma and are part of the summer holidays at the end of the school year. Water-throwing or dousing one another from any shape or form of vessel or device that delivers water is the distinguishing feature of this festival and may be done on the first four days of the festival. However, in most parts of Burma, it does not begin in earnest until the second day. Thingyan Festival is comparable to other new year festivities in Theravada Buddhist areas of Southeast Asia such as Lao New Year, Cambodian New Year and Songkrann Thailand. Come and join our Burma Water Festival Tour and experience the joyful atmosphere of my country.

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Tour Duration: 07 days 65 nights
Start: Yangon – Finish: Yangon
Tour Type: Cultural
Tour Operates: Not regular
Activity Level: Easy
Tour Route: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay
Price: From US$ /person
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Day 1 Yangon arrival ( 09 April )


Arrive Yangon by International flight. Transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Yangon.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 2 Yangon - Mandalay ( 10 April )


After breakfast, transfer to airport for Yangon to Mandalay by domestic flight.
On arrival, begin your Mandalay sightseeing, ahead to 200 year old Ubein teak bridge, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital. After lunch at a good restaurant in Mandalay, experience the sight and sounds of Mandalay including one of the most revered religious monuments in Myanmar, the Mahamuni Image; the Silk Weaving Industry; tapestry workshop; the Shwenandaw Monastery - a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw - the world’s largest book , make of marble. At the evening, sunset from Mandalay Hill, a vantage point for panoramic view of the city.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 3 Mandalay - Yangon - Bago ( 11 April )


Transfer to Airport for domestic flight to Yangon. Arrive Yangon and proceed to Bago . On the way, Enjoy with water splashing Festival and sightseeing; the Shwemawdaw Pagoda - the highest pagoda in Myanmar , Shwethalyaung Pagoda - another biggest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar built during 9th century, Kyeik Pun Pagoda - four gigantic Buddha images. After sightseeing, return back to Yangon.

Day 4 Yangon City Tour ( 12 April )


After breakfast, Enjoy with water splashing Festival.  After lunch at Yangon sightseeing at Shwedagon Pagoda - one of the wonders of the World; Chaukhtatgyi reclining Buddha image - a colossal reclining Buddha Image; Sule Pagoda - in the city centre;  downtown & Chinatown.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 5 Yangon - Water Festival ( 13 April )


Enjoy with water splashing Festival
Overnight at Hotel

Day 6 Yangon - Water Festival ( 14 April )


Enjoy with water splashing Festival
Overnight at Hotel

Day 7 Yangon Departure ( 15 April )


Transfer to Yangon International Airport for International flight.  End your Burma Water Festival Tour

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Tea growning village of Hsipaw

Discover Myanmar's timeless treasures by trekking to the tea growing villages of Hsibaw perched in the mountains of Shan Plateau. Located 86 Km away from Hsibaw, the tea growing village of Namhsan, even described as the Switzerland of Myanmar perched high in the hills of Shan Plateau. Visit Palaung tribe villages who earn their living by picking tea leaves and enjoy breathtaking view of mountains surrounding the area.

Switzerland of Myanmar


Located 86 Km away from Hsibaw, the tea growing village of Namhsan, even described as the Switzerland of Myanmar perched high in the hills of Shan Plateau. Visit Palaung tribe villages who earn their living by picking tea leaves and enjoy breathtaking view of mountains surrounding the area.

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Mergui Diving Tour

If you were to ask a sample of dive guides working in the Andaman Sea, which scuba destination they found was the best in the region, the Mergui Archipelago or Thailand's top diving destination the Similan Islands, 75% of respondents would say the Mergui, and maybe 25% the Similans. However, about half would probably say they didn't know because they have never been to Burma! Myanmar is that kind of place. Our Mergui Diving Tour is that kind of thing. Come and experience !

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Tour Duration: 05 days 04nights
Start: Yangon/Kawthaung – Finish: Yangon/Kawthaung
Tour type: Luxury, Adventure
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour Route: Yangon - Kawthaung - Mergui

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Day 1 Kawthaung – Nga Mann Island


Upon your arrival in Kawthuang, our staff will welcome you aboard to depart from Myoma Jetty to High Rock.Pipefish, Pineapple Fish, Frogfish, Sea Horse and many different species of Nudibranchs can be seen in your fist diving site. Second dive is in Rocky 1, the place to behold  group of Snapper, Tuna, Barracuda and Cuttlefish. Today, we will settle by Nga Mann island, a beautiful island with sandy beach and colourful coral reef.
Accommodation on board.
Meal: Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2 Nga Mann Island – Black Rock


After breakfast, we cruise to to one of famous site in Mergui to dive arond Shark Cave. The cave is located at 15m depth and we can observe nurse shark inside the cave.The highlight of this day is the amazing coral reef, cuttle fish, String Ray, Seahorse, Shrimp and Lobster. Heading back to Black Rock to dock our cruise.
Accommodation on board.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinne

Day 3 Full day in Black Rock


There are 4 dive sites today to enjoy including remote rock which lies in the middle of Andaman sea. This is the home to largest marine life which hosts different species such as Big Tuna, Rays, Sharks and so on.
Accommodation on board.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Black Rock – Maclode Island


We spend our day to indulge in 3 dives at northern Twin Pinnacle. It is time to add more species to your collection starting from Manta Ray, Eagle Ray to Moray Eels, Harlequin and many lobsters.A break will be made for your visit to Andaman resort where you can relax and enjoy a drink before we dock at Maclode Island.

Accommodation on board
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Maclode island – Kawthaung


In the morning, we will dive in Western Rocky, known as one of the best dive site in Myanmar. The most interesting part is to witness underwater tunnel where you will encounter Frogfish, Gray Reef Shark. Your last dive will be conducted at Honor Rock before we sail back to Kawthaung. End the Mergui Diving Tour.
Accommodation: Not available.
Meal: Breakfast
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Bank Diving Adventure

"The Mergui Archipelago" and the remote Burmese Banks are today the "must" for every serious sea lover. Trips are offered to exclusive dive sites.

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Admire Yangon’s golden Shwedagon Paya

Yangon - Burma’s biggest city, is the Shwedagon Paya also known as the Golden Pagoda. Shwedagon Paya the most sacred of all Buddhist sites for the Burmese, the pagoda is one that all Burma buddhists hope to visit at least once in their lifetime. According to local legends, the Shwedagon Pagoda has existed for more than 2,500 years, making it the oldest historical pagoda in the world.

The golden gilded pagoda and its surrounding shrines shimmered and sparkled under the sun, turning everything around it into a shade of orange and yellow. By night, the pagoda lit up the entire city with its golden glow – a beautiful sight visible from almost anywhere in the city. We hope will give you a good feel of the Yangon excursion package tours.

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Yangon excursion tours


Yangon excursion tour option 1 : Yangon Golden Rock Tour (3D/ 2N)
Yangon excursion tour option 2 : Yangon - Bago - Golden Rock - Thanlyin - Yangon (4D/ 3N)
Yangon excursion tour option 3 : Yangon – Bago – Thanlyin - Yangon (4D/ 3N)
Yangon excursion tour option 4 : Yangon – Golden Rock - Bago - Tha Du Kan – Yangon (5D/ 4N)
Yangon excursion tour option 5 : Yangon – Bago - Golden Rock - Thanlyin – Yangon (5D/ 4N)
Yangon excursion tour option 6 : Yangon – Golden Rock - Bago - Twante – Yangon (5D/ 4N)
Yangon excursion tour option 7 : Yangon – Golden Rock - Bago - Thanlyin - Twante – Yangon (7D/ 6N)
Yangon excursion tour option 8 : Yangon – Golden Rock - Bago - Thanlyin - Tha Du Kan – Yangon (7D/ 6N)
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Delve into the underground at Pindaya

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Trek through visited Alpine villages

Our Burma trekking holiday takes you to remote highlands of northern Burma, with an ascent of Phongun Razi (3,635m /11,920ft).
When you do your treks in Burma - unlike its neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia, you’ll find a true mountainous environment to explore, lying as it does at the eastern reaches of the Himalayan range. The peaks are modest here by Himalayan standards but at 3,635m /11,920ft high, Phongun Razi is typically snow-capped all year and higher than many walking peaks in Western Europe.

From Yangon (Rangoon), we take a flight to Putao, from where a short drive takes us to the trailhead. Over the next five days the scenery changes as we trek Burma from farmland through pine and then rhododendron forest, passing through villages of the Rawan and Lisu tribes on our expert-led trek. Burma then imparts a stunning reward, after the final non-technical ascent, are views stretching across the Himalayan chain and into Assam in the far north of India. Upon return to Putao we fly south to Mandalay, and then spend two days exploring the amazing temples of Bagan before returning to Yangon and the end of our Burma trekking journey.

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Tour Duration: 20 days / 19 nights
Tour Type: Adventure, Trekking
Cities: Yangon, Putao, Mandalay
Price: From US$ 3000/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
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Day 1 Yangon arrival


Fly to Yangon (Rangoon). Take a sunset tour of the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda.

Day 2 Yangon City Tour


This day you will spend the whole day visiting the other famous icons of the city covering Sule Pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, Karaweik Hall.

Day 3 Yangon - Putao


Fly north to Putao, a town in the foothills of the Himalaya. Rest at your leisure.

Day 4 Putao trekking uphill


Visit the local market in the morning then drive to Shangaung to begin the trek. Leaving paddy fields behind, trek through jungle, past Mt Shangaung 1,362m, then descend to village of Wasandum. (6 hours trekking)

Day 5 Putao trekking uphill


Trek to the village of Ziyadum. Today the walking is mostly level, with a few ups & downs. On the way your guide can tell you about the medicinal plants used in the region. (6-7 hours trekking)

Day 6 Putao trekking uphill


Trek towards Mount Phongun, through jungle and down to the Phongun River. The route takes you over two of the new bridges funded by Mountain Kingdoms. After lunch you climb to reach a forested ridge, and eventually a clearing where we camp for the night. (6-7 hours trekking)

Day 7 Putao trekking uphill


Trek to ‘Snow line camp’. Follow the ridge westwards and see your first proper views of snow-capped Phongun Razi from the clearing. These two days trekking are shorter, but include some steep, slippery sections. (4 hours trekking each day)

Day 8 Putao trekking uphill


Continue your treks this day via the forest and see the spectacular scenes of the Putao area.

Day 9 Putao at the top


Summit Phongun Razi, 3,635m/11,926ft. Depending on snow and weather conditions this could take between 3-7 hours. The remoteness of this mountain means that the forest remains undisturbed, so is of great interest to conservationists and botanists. On a clear day, the views are spectacular, you can see across to Assam. Descend to ‘snowline camp’, or on to Khantautmyit. (Up to 9 hours trekking).

Day 10 Putao trekking downhill


Trek to Wasandum and other villages in the area. There's plenty of opportunity to see village life, as well as the wildlife. (7 hours trekking)

Day 11 Putao trekking downhill


Continue the downhill treks through the villages.

Day 12 Putao trekking downhill


Continue the downhill treks through the villages.

Day 13-14 Putao trekking downhill


Leaving the jungle behind, there is a final challenge of trekking uphill to the plateau of Mount Shangaung. Then, head steeply downhill to meet the jeep, your ride back to Putao. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your trek team and celebrate the shared experience of the past few days in this unique part of the world. The following day is free to rest or explore the area. (5 hours trekking)

Day 15 Putao - Mandalay Sightseeing


Fly to Mandalay, Burma's second largest city, with over 700 pagodas, a number of temples and monasteries and a wealth of crafts including wood and marble carving, weaving and gold leaf.

Day 16 Mandalay Ancient Capitals


Drive to Amarapura. Visit U Bein’s bridge, the world’s longest teak bridge, stretching 1,200m across Taungthaman Lake. Fly to Bagan in the late afternoon.

Day 17 Bagan Heritages


This 41km2 plain contains thousands of temples built when Bagan was the capital of the Burmese capital. Take a walking and sightseeing tour around a selection of the temples.

Day 18 Bagan - Yangon


Return to Yangon in the morning. Continue to discover Thanlyin, the outskirt of Yangon with the Yele Pagoda.

Day 19 Yangon


This day is spent for a whole day visiting the rest of Yangon with Chinatown as well as British colonial buildings, Twante pottery village.

Day 20 Yangon Departure


Take a tour of the historic downtown area of Yangon and shop for souvenirs. Transfer to the airport for your international flight.
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Discover Burma’s ‘Jewel City’

Embark on an amazing journey to mystical Burma (now known as Myanmar), a land of timeless beauty and fascinating ancient traditions. Being isolated for many years, Burma offers a unique and rare glimpse to a bygone era. Immerse yourself in Burma's steep history, rich Buddhist culture, diverse ethnic groups and breathtaking natural beauty. You'll also savor colorful traditional markets and delight in the warm and gracious hospitality of the Burmese people! Space on this tour is strictly limited!

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Tour length: 15 days / 14 nights
Tour type: Journey, Cultural, Classic
Cities: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Ngapali
Price: From US$  /particular person
Level: Regular
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Day 1


Arrive Yangon (on a Monday or Friday). You are met at Yangon International Airport and transferred to the Savoy Hotel. The day is at leisure. In the evening visit Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight in Yangon

Day 2


A whole day Yangon City tour. In the morning you visit China Town and the Sule Pagoda area where you can see a mixture of colonial and Burmese traditional architectural designs. Drive along Strand Road to Nanthidar Jetty to see the waterfront. Visit the Cathedral where there are various memorabilia of the British Regiments who fought in the 2nd World War. Later return to the Savoy Hotel. Overnight in Yangon

Day 3


An early morning transfer to Yangon Airport. Fly to Burma’s second city: Mandalay. On arrival in Mandalay transfer to the Sedona Hotel. Later visit the Crafts Quarter. Firstly to the gold-beating quarter where they beat a small quantity of gold to make very fine and thin gold leaf for gilding the Buddha images and stupas. Then the wood-carver quarter, tapestry making, brass moulding and marble-carvers’ Quarter. Return to the Sedona Hotel Overnight in Mandalay

Day 4


Today journey by boat to Mingun to see the unfinished Pagoda with the 90ton bell, then Myatheindan Stupa and the Art Gallery. In the afternoon you return to Mandalay via Sagaing where you visit Kaunghmudaw Pagoda and the silver-smith Village. Optionally climb Sagaing Hill to Ponyashin Pagoda on the summit from where you can see panoramic views of the Irrawaddy River, with glittering stupas on both banks. Late in the afternoon drive to Amarapura, visit a silk-loom famous for wavy patterns and see Ubein’s teak wood bridge. Then back to Mandalay and overnight.

Day 5



Drive to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) and on to Peikchinmyaung, a mile-long cave filled with stalactites and images of Lord Buddha. On the way back you can see Parcells Clock Tower built in memory of Queen Victoria’s 90th birthday, the Candacraig British Bachelors club, the Chinese temple and the Botanical Garden filled with many species of plants beside Royal Lake dug by Turkish prisoners during 1st. World War. In the evening drive back to Mandalay. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 6



An early morning boat ride along the Irrawaddy River to Bagan. You arrive Bagan in the late afternoon and transfer to
Thiripyitsayar Hotel. Enjoy the sunset view from Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight in Bagan

Day 7



Morning sightseeing of the Shwezigon temple complex: the Kyansitthar Umin, the Htilominlo Temple, famous for its plaster carvings and frescos on the interior walls, the Ananda Temple the most proportioned and finest temple, Thatbyinyu the tallest, Dhamayangyi the biggest in mass and the Sulamani Temple which the British used as a smallpox Hospital. Evening visit Gawdawpalin, the Throne of Obeisance, the oldest Buphaya (Guard Shape) though not very high but built on the bank of the river you should see an excellent sunset from there. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 8



Today you continue your discovery of Bagan with a visit to the Myingabar quarter, Myingabar Gubyaukgyi (Big Spotted Cave) filled with fine frescos, Nan Phaya or Palace Pagoda with fine sandstone carving, Apeyadana Temple ( Jewel of Hell) with very fine frescos and Lawkananda (hair relic) Pagoda. Visit a lacquer-ware cottage workshop. After lunch visit Dhamayazika Pagoda and the Minnanthu ruins, Phaya Thone Zu with very fresh and fine frescos and finally to Tayoke Pyay to view the sunset from a height.
Overnight in Bagan

Day 9



Drive to Mt. Popa an extinct Mud Volcano. On the way stop at a toddy palm groove to see the lives of toddy climbers and the process of making jaggery from sap. Climb the spur of Mt. Popa where they have shrines and pagodas on top Afternoon drive back to Bagan More sightseeing in Bagan
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 10


Today you transfer to Bagan Airport and fly to Heho. On arrival drive to Nyaungshwe, then by boat to Shwe Inn Tha Mid Stream Resort Hotel .Overnight on the Lake

Day 11



Today by boat on the lake you visit the market place, the Innpawkonthe Silk Village to visit a silk loom, the black smith place, the cheroot rolling factory, and the PhaungdawOo mid-stream pagoda, one of the principal shrines of Burma, which, unusually, has a market underneath. Evening sunset view on the lake from the boat. Overnight on the Lake

Day 12



Another day by boat on the lake with a trip to Inndein to see the many ruined stupas and pagodas, and the Shan traditional long-neck ladies In the evening visit the Jumping Cats Monastery and on the way visit the Floating Gardens
Sunset view on the Lake. Overnight on the Lake

Day 13



Transfer to Heho airport and fly back to Yangon and the Savoy Hotel. The day is at leisure. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 14



Today you drive 50 miles to visit Bago. On the way there is a stop-over at a pottery to see the life of potters and how they make pots. At Bago, you visit Shwe Maw Daw, the tallest pagoda built by Mon ethnics and the Kanbawza Thardi Mon Palace. On the way back from Bago, you can, if you wish, stop at the Taukkyant War Grave Cemetery. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 15



Morning Shopping at Bogyoke Market. Afternoon transfer to Yangon International Airport for final departure

NOTE: This tour can be tailored to fit your requirements, with extra or fewer days, an altered
routing and changed hotels.
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Magnificent Temples of Bagan

Bagan boasts no less than 4000 temples and pagodas. Particularly at dawn and dusk it is a spectacular sight. The most celebrated such as Shwezigone Pagoda, Hti-Lo-Min-Lo Temple, Gubyaukgyi and my personal favourite Ananda are best explored with a guide. Their imagery is so vivid and the structures so magnificent that every guide has something to add in their description of Buddhist symbolism or their angle on the patronage, history and construction.

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Yangon Golden Rock Tour

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Day 01 Arrival and Yangon Sightseeing


We welcome you to the Land of the Golden Pagodas, on your arrival; our friendly Guide will greet you at airport and transfer to Hotel. Transfer to the Jetty by the Yangon River and proceed to Botahtaung Pagoda – one of significant temple type pagoda in Yangon which house a sacred hair relic of the Buddha. Proceed to enjoy the Art Gallery at Strand Hotel and take stroll through the streets of down town and view the colonial buildings reminiscent of the British era. Proceed to photo stop at Sule Pagoda, City Hall, High court and Independence Monument in Mahabandoola Park. Then enjoy your shopping at Bogyoke Aung San Market and transfer to Myanmar Food Restaurant. And then visit to Chauk Htet Kyi Reclining Buddha image and walk around Kandawgyi Park and take Picture of Karaweik Hall and Shwedagon Pagoda scenic view and visit to Grand Shwedagon Pagoda and transfer back to Hotel.

Day 02 Yangon- Bago – Golden Rock


After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Golden Rock. We will visit the World War II Cemetery and proceed stop by for pictures. Proceed to explore Myanmar's Hand-Made Pottery work shop and visit to Kyaik Pun Pagoda. To explore monastic lives at KyaKhat Wine Monastery and transfer to restaurant for lunch. Then drive to Golden Rock and we will
enjoy an exciting truck ride to mountain top and enjoy sunset and overnight at the top of mountain.

Day 03 Golden Rock- Bago-Yangon


After breakfast at Hotel, Enjoy sunrise and return to the base camp before heading back to Yangon. On the way we will pass by Bago and visit sites including Shwemawdaw Pagoda; the soul of Bago, Kanbawza Thardi Palace; the palace of Second Myanmar Dynasty and Shwe Thar Lyaung Pagoda, one of biggest reclining Buddha Image and finally transfer to hotel.

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Explore Burma with one Night Cruise

The perfect Classic Myanmar Tours are the best Myanmar holiday packages and discover the cultural tourist destinations such as capital Yangon with a visit to stunning Shwedagon Pagoda, temple city of Bagan, former royal capital Mandalay and the tribal traditions of Inle Lake.

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Tour Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Tour Type: Adventure, Cultural, Classic
Cities: Yangon, Inle Lake, Pindaya, Mandalay, Bagan, Mount Popa
Price: From US$ 1900/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary

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Day 1 Yangon


Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel to drop off you luggage. If you arrived by mid day flight, we may proceed for lunch. After lunch, a walk through “downtown” Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architecture from the British times, and high-rises built by more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city centre. late afternoon visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar’s most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz – a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this “Golden Land”. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 2 Yangon – Heho – Pindaya – Inle Lake


After breakfast, depart the hotel for flight to Heho on the Shan plateau. (08.10/09.35) Upon arrival, transfer by road to Pindaya (60km) about 90 minutes drive. After check in at hotel, make an excursion to the caves which houses over 8,000 Buddha Images of various sizes, made from teak, lacquer, marble, alabaster and cement. In the afternoon, explore the district for it's famous traditional paper & umbrella making home base cottage industry. Overnight at the hotel in Pindaya.

Day 3 Inle Lake boat excursion


After breakfast at hotel, we are transferring by road to Inle Lake. We have a leisurely morning to make our way down into the Inle basin and by “long-tail” boat out across the lake to our Hotel right on the Inle Lake. In the afternoon, we plan to spend the day visiting villages and sampling the spectacular array of traditional handicrafts. You will see the unique method locals use to row their boats, fishermen with their own style of fishing, floating farms and gardens and a handloom weaving cottage with its own showroom. You will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State. Overnight at the hotel on Inle Lake.

Day 4 Inle Lake – Heho – Mandalay


After breakfast, we are heading back down country today to return to the airport at Heho for our flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, proceed to Mandalay and check in at hotel. Afternoon, visit the Old Palace grounds; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world's largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha's Doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.'s Doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay


fter breakfast, you will be transferred for Jetty for a private boat across the river Ayeywarwaddy to visit Mingun. The dedications of King Bodawpaya such as the unfinished Pathodawgyi Pagoda a brick counterpart of pyramid in Egypt and the Mingun Bell, the second largest bell in the world are the most prominent religious heritages. Then visiting the Myatheintan Pagoda, the best representation of the Universe, will refresh your tiredness and fatigue. Return to Mandalay. In the afternoon, you will be taken a sightseeing tour of Mandalay which includes Mahamuni, a life like Buddha image. Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar and that make her to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way. Drive along to the south and see more industries such as bronze casting artisans, wood carvers, tapestry making ladies, and stone carvers, etc. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 On board


Mid morning, you will be transfer to jetty to board on RV Pandaw for your one night cruise down to ancient Bagan. At 1200 depart Mandalay and lunch on board. Cruise all day and overnight on board.

Day 7 Bagan arrival and sightseeing


After breakfast, explore Thein Gone village. Thein Gone is a typical river community in which all people are cared for within the community. There is a pleasant Buddhist monastery with 5 monks and over 25 monastery boys, borders from the outlying areas receiving free education and care from the monks. In addition there is a state-run village school with 4 teachers, but they commute from nearby Pakokku. The Thein Gone people are very friendly and welcoming. Mid morning, arrive Bagan and transfer to Hotel in Bagan. In the afternoon, we will visit the most impressive temples of Bagan browsing among the lot. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 8 Excursion to Mt. Popa


This morning, we will be watching sunrise over Bagan (optional) and back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at hotel, we head to Mt. Popa about 48 km south east of Bagan. Mt. Popa, known as the abode of Nats (spirits) - a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honoured by some Myanmar people and the nat museum, which houses 37 life-size nat statues sculpted from teak. It's time to climb for 777 steps to the summit. Proceed to Popa Mountain Resort ( 1hr drive ) for our lunch. The restaurant offer a great view to the Popa summit that stands straight from the central plain. After lunch, return drive back to Bagan. On the way back, enroute stop at village cottage industry to learn the regional product as well as to watch the collection of juice from the palm trees, and its conversion to brown sugar. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 9 Bagan – Yangon


After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Nyaung U airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival check in to your hotel to drop off your luggage. We will continue by car to Karaweik, a royal barge for fantastic photo shot along the “pilgrims” causeway across the Royal Lake with stunning views of Schwedagon Pagoda and Chaukhtutgyi pagoda, a huge reclining Buddha image. After lunch, we plan to visit the Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) for souvenir shopping. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

Day 10 Yangon departure.


After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Yangon International airport for your return international departure flight.
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Road to Mandalay Cruise

A tour of luxury on Irrawaddy River, the Road To Mandalay cruise is expected to bring the highest luxury and comfort for your cruise in Burma. The luxury Road to Mandalay Cruise Ship offers the passengers everything, large dining room, private chef, various drinks and dishes, spacious bar and lounge with interesting entertainment. With 58 spacious cabins varying from deluxe to government styled, this cruise offers modern facilities that you can enjoy in a 5 star hotels. Importantly, on this luxury product of Orient Express, you are to absorb in the fine decoration art blending the traditional heritages of Burma and the international standard.

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Tour length: 12 days / 11 nights

Tour type: Luxury tour
Cities: Mandalay
Price: From US$   /person
Level: Easy
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Day 1 Yangon - Mandalay - Mingun


Board the Road To Mandalay berthed on the Ayeyarwady River opposite the Sagaing Hills studded with numerous white pagodas. The ship sets sail on its voyage to northern Myanmar through the unique gorges that characterise this stretch of the river. At Mingun you visit the world's largest brick-built pagoda and uncracked bell. In the evening, a welcome dinner allows you to get to know your fellow travellers.

Day 2 Mingun - Nwe Nyein


The ship makes an early start entering the first of three gorges around midday. Anchor off Nwe Nyein for a walking tour and to see traditional clay pot sculpting. Later, sail past the picturesque island pagoda of Thihadaw before enjoying a cocktail party on the Top Deck.

Day 3 Kyan Hnyat - Katha


An early morning stroll around the delightful village of Kyan Hnyat where school children greet you and the morning market bustles with activity. Sailing north, vast stretches of the river spread out before you with interesting rural villages dotted on its shores. As the sun sets, the ship anchors south of the old market town of Katha, famous as the site where the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company scuttled its fleet in 1942. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.

Day 4 Katha - Shwegu


Visit Katha by trishaw in the early morning and visit the market place made famous by George Orwell in "Burmese Days". Back on board the ship continues its journey north through the expansive scenery, with the distant mountains marking the second defile coming into view in the afternoon.Disembark onto boats which will take you ashore to the industrious port of Shwegu and beyond to experience life in a typical riverside Shan village. The ship anchors off the splendid island pagoda of Shwe Paw for the night. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.

Day 5 Zinbon - Bhamo - Shwe Paw


Early morning the ship sets sail, passing through the splendid second gorge with its green-clad mountains reaching down to the narrowing channel. Sail past logging camps and the old colonial village of Zinbon towards the first gorge. The ship drops anchor off Bhamo, here you will visit the town where you have time to explore the local sights and sounds including the local markets, before returning to the ship for an early afternoon departure. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.

Day 6 Shwe Paw - Katha


Begin the day with a tour of the picturesque Shwe Paw Island and it’s ancient pagodas. The close proximity of village and place of worship illustrates the strong spirituality that exists in Myanmar, and the importance it plays in everyday life. After lunch and a sort sailing towards the South, visit the riverside village of Moe Dar to witness a traditional Noviciation Ceremony, a very important and respected aspect of Buddhist Myanmar Life. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.

Day 7 Katha - Kyan Hnyat


In the early morning, board the train to the forest station of Naba and experience a journey into thick Kachin jungle and teak forests. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon's sailing as the ship makes its way for Kyan Hnayt. Finish off the day with a few cocktails on Top Deck and dinner in the restaurant.

Day 8 Kyan Hnyat - Mogok


This morning the ship anchors off Thabeikkyin where you will take the road that winds towards Mogok past a forestry reserve where many precious botanical specimens are grown for their essential oils. Meet working elephants in the Burmese teak forest before returning to the ship to head south again.

Day 9 Mandalay


Mandalay comes into view early morning. Disembark for a varied tour of Myanmar's second city, including lunch at a local restaurant. Rejoin the ship at the quaint Burmese village of Shwe Kyet Yet and enjoy a tribal dance display in the evening. Breakfast and dinner on board.

Day 10 Bagan


The ship sets sail early morning for Bagan. Along the way you see many villages with women doing the household chores by the river and waving children. Witness sunset over the marvellous Bagan plain to whet your appetite for tomorrow's tours. Traditional Bagan artists perform for you this evening.

Day 11 Bagan - Mt Popa


On your final day, visit the ancient sites in and around Bagan with the experienced guide. The afternoon brings an optional tour to Mount Popa, legendary sacred home of the Nats, with its impressive summit monastery or take a horse-drawn cart or bicycle to explore on your own. Celebrate your final evening onboard at a cocktail party on the Top Deck and say goodbye to your new friends during the Farewell Dinner.

Day 12 Yangon


An early departure this morning to Bagan airport for your flight to Yangon.
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Land of million pagodas

During its isolated years, Burma became frozen in time, capturing an enchanting country of geographical variety and natural beauty. The country is rich in culture, the friendly locals and can be seen dressed in longyis and smoking cheroots. Their deep-rooted belief in Buddhism and spirit worship is evident in the many ornate pagodas and temples that sprinkle the area, from the Himalayan foothills to the jungles of the south. Burma has a great deal to offer, from archaeological wonders to beaches, hill tribe villages, crumbling colonial buildings and touring the Irrawaddy River that bisects this rural land.

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Tour Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Tour Type: Adventure, Cultural, Classic
Cities: Yangon, Pindaya, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Pindaya
Price: From US$ 2100/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary

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Day 1 Yangon arrival and sightseeing


Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel to drop off you luggage. If you arrived by mid day flight, we may proceed for lunch. After lunch, a walk through “downtown” Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architecture from the British times, and high-rises built by more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city centre. late afternoon visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar’s most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz – a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this “Golden Land”. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 2 Yangon – Heho – Pindaya


After breakfast, depart the hotel for flight to Heho on the Shan plateau. (08.10/09.35) Upon arrival, transfer by road to Pindaya (60km) about 90 minutes drive. After check in at hotel, make an excursion to the caves which houses over 8,000 Buddha Images of various sizes, made from teak, lacquer, marble, alabaster and cement. In the afternoon, explore the district for it's famous traditional paper & umbrella making home base cottage industry. Overnight at the hotel in Pindaya.

Day 3 Pindaya – Inle Lake boat excursion


After breakfast at hotel, we are transferring by road to Inle Lake. We have a leisurely morning to make our way down into the Inle basin and by “long-tail” boat out across the lake to our Hotel right on the Inle Lake. In the afternoon, we plan to spend the day visiting villages and sampling the spectacular array of traditional handicrafts. You will see the unique method locals use to row their boats, fishermen with their own style of fishing, floating farms and gardens and a handloom weaving cottage with its own showroom. You will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State. Overnight at the hotel on Inle Lake.

Day 4 Inle Lake boat excursion


After breakfast at the hotel, visit floating market which is a 5day rotation market most fascinating to watch the daily life of the minorities and their activities. Continue our excursion by motorized boat to Indein pagoda complex, in the south-west of the lake. The boat leaves the lake and enters a narrow canal with a beautiful natural environment to continue to a small Pa O tribe village. From the village, follow an old covered path to a 13th century monastery and the very impressive ruins of hundreds of ancient pagodas, some hidden in the vegetation. The main stupa-area on the top of the hill offers breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains and down to the valley and the lake in the far distance. Return to your hotel and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 Inle Lake – Heho – Mandalay


After breakfast, we are heading back down country today to return to the airport at Heho for our flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, proceed to Mandalay and check in at hotel. Afternoon, visit the Old Palace grounds; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world's largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha's Doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.

Day 6 Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay


After breakfast, you will be transferred for Jetty for a private boat across the river Ayeywarwaddy to visit Mingun. The dedications of King Bodawpaya such as the unfinished Pathodawgyi Pagoda a brick counterpart of pyramid in Egypt and the Mingun Bell, the second largest bell in the world are the most prominent religious heritages. Then visiting the Myatheintan Pagoda, the best representation of the Universe, will refresh your tiredness and fatigue. Return to Mandalay.

In the afternoon, you will be taken a sightseeing tour of Mandalay which includes Mahamuni, a life like Buddha image. Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar and that make her to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way. Drive along to the south and see more industries such as bronze casting artisans, wood carvers, tapestry making ladies, and stone carvers, etc. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 Mandalay – Sagaing – Monywa


After breakfast at hotel, drive to Sagaing Hill, a complete retreat from the hurly-burly life or a corner for peace and silence. The hill is actually a home for hundreds of monasteries. It contributes a significant role in Myanmar religious belief. After visiting Sagain Hill continue drive to Monywa. Arrive Monywa and check into your hotel. After lunch, proceed by road to Shwe Ba Hill and Phowin Taung caves to see the seldom visited 15th Phowin Taung temple complex where more than 450,000 sandstone Buddha’s were carved in the hillsides in caves and tiny niches. Return to Monywa and overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 Monywa – Pokkaku – Bagan


After breakfast, before heading to Pokkaku, make a town tour of Monywa which includes Thanboddhay Paya (with 500,000 of Buddha images) and Boddhi Tahtaung (one thousand of bo tree). Heading south out of Monywa we take a seldom-driven road through a rice growing region along the Chindwind River to Pokkaku. Here we take a local ferry across the river and continue drive into Bagan for sunset on a pagoda. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 9 Bagan sightseeing


fter breakfast, depart for a sightseeing excursion around the Bagan Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. A comprehensive exploration of Bagan includes Nyaung Oo market; Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; Kyansittha Umin; Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite mural painting of 13th century and Htilominlo Temple. In the afternoon, after a visit to lacquer ware workshops; continue to Manuha Temple built by exile King Manuha; Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha; Ananda Temple, architectural masterpiece and Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi colour mural paintings. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of the temple of Bagan. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 10 Excursion to Mt. Popa


This morning, we will be watching sunrise over Bagan (optional) and back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at hotel, we head to Mt. Popa about 48 km south east of Bagan. Mt. Popa, known as the abode of Nats (spirits) - a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honoured by some Myanmar people and the nat museum, which houses 37 life-size nat statues sculpted from teak. It's time to climb for 777 steps to the summit. Proceed to Popa Mountain Resort ( 1hr drive ) for our lunch. The restaurant offer a great view to the Popa summit that stands straight from the central plain.

After lunch, return drive back to Bagan. On the way back, enroute stop at village cottage industry to learn the regional product as well as to watch the collection of juice from the palm trees, and its conversion to brown sugar. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 11 Bagan – Yangon


After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Nyaung U airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival check in to your hotel to drop off your luggage. We will continue by car to Karaweik, a royal barge for fantastic photo shot along the “pilgrims” causeway across the Royal Lake with stunning views of Schwedagon Pagoda and Chaukhtutgyi pagoda, a huge reclining Buddha image. After lunch, we plan to visit the Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) for souvenir shopping. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

Day 12 Yangon departure.


After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Yangon International airport for your return international departure flight.
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Comprehensive Tour of Burma

Burma is a jewel in South East Asia, remaining relatively untouched by tourism has left it a very special place to visit. This fantastic itinerary takes you to the best Highlights of this wonderful country.

Begin with a visit to historical Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, the most revered Buddhist temple in Burma. Wonder at the panoramic view of the famous Plains of Bagan, an area so rich in history. Travel by horse cart for a special tour passing Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan, Dhammayangyi Temple, noted for its remarkable brickwork and Sulamani Temple.

Visit Mandalay and after a full day enjoying the sites, head to the top of Mandalay Hill as the sun sets to enjoy the magnificent views of the city and the Irrawaddy River. This tour also includes a visit to Inle Lake where you'll stay overnight. Witness villages built on stilts and the amazing leg-rowing fishermen. Visit the lake's morning market, visited by lake inhabitants and surrounding local hill tribes who come to sell their wares - a fascinating part of the holiday.

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Tour Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Tour Type: Adventure, Cultural, Classic
Cities: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Pindaya, Inle Lake
Price: From US$ 1700/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary

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Day 1 Yangon arrival and sightseeing


Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel to drop off you luggage. If you arrived by mid day flight, we may proceed for lunch. After lunch, a walk through “downtown” Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architecture from the British times, and high-rises built by more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city centre. late afternoon visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar’s most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz – a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this “Golden Land”. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 2 Yangon – Bagan by flight


This morning we head for the airport to get the early morning flight to Bagan. Check into the hotel and depart for a sightseeing excursion around the Bagan Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. A comprehensive exploration of Bagan includes Nyaung Oo market; Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; Kyansittha Umin; Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite mural painting of 13th century and Htilominlo Temple. In the afternoon, after a visit to lacquer ware workshops; continue to Manuha Temple built by exile King Manuha; Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha; Ananda Temple, architectural masterpiece and Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi colour mural paintings. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of the temple of Bagan. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 3 Bagan


This morning, we will be watching sunrise over Bagan (optional) and back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at hotel, we head to Mt. Popa about 48 km south east of Bagan. Mt. Popa, known as the abode of Nats (spirits) - a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honoured by some Myanmar people and the nat museum, which houses 37 life-size nat statues sculpted from teak. It's time to climb for 777 steps to the summit. Proceed to Popa Mountain Resort ( 1hr drive ) for our lunch. The restaurant offer a great view to the Popa summit that stands straight from the central plain. After lunch, return drive back to Bagan. On the way back, enroute stop at village cottage industry to learn the regional product as well as to watch the collection of juice from the palm trees, and its conversion to brown sugar. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 4 Bagan - Mandalay (by flight)


After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Nyaun U airport for flight to Mandalay. When you arrive at Mandalay airport, drive to ancient capital of Amarapura, the city of Immortality for a visit to Bagaya Monastery with a famous collection of Buddha images; weaving industries, two-century old U-Bein teak bridge on the Taungtaman Lake and observe the lunch process of thousand of monks who take their last meal of the day at 10:00 am in total silence. Proceed to Mandalay and check in at the hotel. After refreshment, you will take a sightseeing tour of Mandalay which includes Mahanumi, a life like Buddha image. Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar and that make her to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way. Continue visit the Old Palace grounds; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world's largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha's Doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay


After breakfast, you will be transferred for Jetty for a private boat across the river Ayeywarwaddy to visit Mingun. The dedications of King Bodawpaya such as the unfinished Pathodawgyi Pagoda a brick counterpart of pyramid in Egypt and the Mingun Bell, the second largest bell in the world are the most prominent religious heritages. Then visiting the Myatheintan Pagoda, the best representation of the Universe, will refresh your tiredness and fatigue. Return to Mandalay. After lunch, drive to Ava, 30-minute to the south of Mandalay, was known in the west as the Kingdom of Ava. Stop by a tributary and cross it with a ferry. Travel by pony-cart around Ava to Nanmyint leaning tower which gives a birds' eye view of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River; Bagaya wooden monastery; Aungmyaybonza Monastery made of brick and stucco. Though the Royal Palace has gone, the Pagodas, Temples and Monasteries still remain. Return drive to Mandalay and see the silversmith work place on our way back to hotel. Overnight at the Hotel in Mandalay.

Day 6 Mandalay - Heho - Pindaya (by flight)


After breakfast, depart the hotel for flight to Heho on the Shan plateau. Upon arrival, transfer by road to Pindaya (60km) about 90 minutes drive. After check in at hotel, make an excursion to the caves which houses over 8,000 Buddha Images of various sizes, made from teak, lacquer, marble, alabaster and cement. In the afternoon, explore the district for it's famous traditional paper & umbrella making home base cottage industry. Overnight at the hotel in Pindaya.

Day 7 Pindaya - Inle Lake


After breakfast at hotel, we are transferring by road to Inle Lake. We have a leisurely morning to make our way down into the Inle basin and by “long-tail” boat out across the lake to our Hotel right on the Inle Lake. In the afternoon, we plan to spend the day visiting villages and sampling the spectacular array of traditional handicrafts. You will see the unique method locals use to row their boats, fishermen with their own style of fishing, floating farms and gardens and a handloom weaving cottage with its own showroom. You will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State. Overnight at the hotel on Inle Lake.

Day 8 Inle Lake


After breakfast at the hotel, visit floating market which is a 5day rotation market most fascinating to watch the daily life of the minorities and their activities. Continue our excursion by motorized boat to Indein pagoda complex, in the south-west of the lake. The boat leaves the lake and enters a narrow canal with a beautiful natural environment to continue to a small Pa O tribe village. From the village, follow an old covered path to a 13th century monastery and the very impressive ruins of hundreds of ancient pagodas, some hidden in the vegetation. The main stupa-area on the top of the hill offers breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains and down to the valley and the lake in the far distance. Return to your hotel and overnight at the hotel.

Day 9 Inle Lake ( Heho ) - Yangon (by flight)


We are heading back down country today to return to the airport at Heho for our flight to Yangon. Our route takes us back to Heho and down the escarpment to Nyaung-Shwe for a busy local market. Check in at airport and fly back to Yangon. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. In the afternoon, we plan to visit by car to Karaweik, a royal barge for fantastic photo shot along the “pilgrims” causeway across the Royal Lake with stunning views of Schwedagon Pagoda and visit the Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) for souvenir shopping. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

Day 10 Yangon departure.


After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Yangon International airport for your return international departure flight.
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