Uncovered Myanmar

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TOUR SUMMARY

As a relative newcomer to adventure travel, exploring the mysterious nation of Myanmar (also known as Burma) often feels like setting foot on a foreign, untouched planet. With few other travellers to contend with, the natural and man-made wonders of this underexplored part of Southeast Asia often feel like they’ve been placed here just for you. And what wonders they are: Inle Lake’s unique floating gardens, the staggering imperial ruins of ancient Bagan, the incomparable palaces of Mandalay, and enveloping forests throughout. Unknown pleasures await – come find them.

DAY 01: ARRIVAL YANGON (-/-/-)                                                                        

DAY 02: YANGON-MANDALAY (By Night Express Train 1700 hrs-0745 hrs+next day) (B/-/-)

DAY 03: MANDALAY-AMARAPURA-MANDALAY (B/-/-)

DAY 04: MANDALAY-BAGAN (BY RIVER CRUISE OR BY BUS) (B/L/-)

Cruising the Ayeyarwaddy River/'Alliance Myanmar River Cruise'(0600:1700hrs (B/-/-/)

DAY 05: BAGAN SIGHTSEEING By Cycling/Horse Cart or Car (B/-/D)

DAY 06: YANGON-BAGAN (By Express air-conditioned Bus 0700 hrs-1630 hrs) (B/-/-)                                                                                                                     

DAY 07: YANGON-DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

 

 

 

 

FULL ITINERARY

DAY 01: ARRIVAL YANGON (-/-/-)                                                                        

Arrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by tour speaking guide. Transfer to hotel and overnight in Yangon.
 

DAY 02: YANGON-MANDALAY (By Night Express Train 1700 hrs-0745 hrs+next day) (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, morning half day sightseeing start with the world famous Shwedagon Pagoda. And, visit to the old colonial-style city center with city hall, Mahabandoola Park with Independence Monument, Strand road and Yangon Jetty by Car. Then continue visit to Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market, is the most popular market (close on every Monday & Public holiday) and where you can buy luxury item, handicrafts, food stuff, clothing, jewelry, fashion and consumer goods.

Late afternoon, transfer to Yangon railway station for train journey to Mandalay. It is a great way to see the country side of Myanmar, which is the good opportunity to admire beautiful rural landscapes and watch the daily life of locals and you will see the palm trees silhouetted in the moonlight through the open window. Overnight at Train.

Daily operates two time for night express train from Yangon to Mandalay. Afternoon train is new one with ordinary and upper class only and evening train is including sleeper class but sleeper is depend on booking available time

Special – Express Night Train Experience. 

 

DAY 03: MANDALAY-AMARAPURA-MANDALAY (B/-/-)

Morning arrival Mandalay, we will have new experience to try the taste of Myanmar Snack and sit at a local Teashop for today breakfast. Then, directly drive to Amarapura. Highlights include Mahagandayon Monastery which is a school for young monks and observe the lunch process in morning before hotel check in.

At afternoon, sightseeing tour of Mandalay includes Mahamuni Pagoda, gold of hammering, Mandalay Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda by surrounding 729 inscribed marble slabs, known as “the world’s largest book”, Shwenandaw "Golden Palace Monastery" to observe finest Myanmar wooden architecture, and enjoy sunset from U Bein Bridge which is more than two centuries old and at 1.2 km longest teakwood span in the world. Overnight in Mandalay.

Special – Taste of Myanmar Snack & Sit at local Teashop Experience. 

 

DAY 04: MANDALAY-BAGAN (BY RIVER CRUISE OR BY BUS) (B/L/-)

Cruising the Ayeyarwaddy River/'Alliance Myanmar River Cruise'(0600:1700hrs (B/-/-/)

Today morning, take a boat trip to Bagan by enjoying breakfast on upper deck under the warm sunlight and gentle breeze. On the way, we will explore a typical village at a river back of the beautiful Ayeyarwaddy River and experience the way of local life. Delicious Myanmar cuisine will await you for lunch and you will have a relax time for sunbathing in the sun deck. As an additional service, our crew team will demonstrate different ways of wearing Myanmar Traditional Longyi (garment worn by Myanmar people) and Thanatkha (fragrant paste made from the bark of Thanatkha tree).  Late afternoon arrives Bagan, transfer to hotel and overnight in Bagan.

Remark – Between Apr to month of Sep (for 6 months) are rainy season in here and cruise will operate depend on booking status and the water level condition. In the case of water levels being too high or low an alternative itinerary will be offered to Passenger by public express bus to Bagan. Cruise will operate daily from 01 Oct 17 till 10 Apr 18.

Special – Cruising the Ayeyarwaddy River and experience the way of local life. 

DAY 05: BAGAN SIGHTSEEING By Cycling/Horse Cart or Car (B/-/D)

Optional Tour with Extra cost

Early morning, the tour start for surprise discover day to see the ancient city of Bagan form above. Client’s enjoy a magnificent bird's eye view of thousand year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River with “BALLOONS over Bagan'. It is a very exiting experience and clients will never forget. The Balloon is guided by gentle wind and chance to see slowly the sun rising. And operates form 01 Oct 2016 till 31 Mar 2017 only. Extra cost for USD 285 per pax with Standard Service and USD 335 per pax with Premium Service.
Remark – increase USD 10 per pax on Int’l New Year Period start from 20 Dec 16-10 Jan 17.

Breakfast at hotel, today visit to the one of Asia’s most popular archeological destination. We will visit colorful Naung U Market and visit some of Bagan most famous pagodas, including Shwezigon Pagoda, which is the most important reliquary shrine and house images of 37 Nats in Bagan. Then, continue visit to Gupaukgyi Temple, it is a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of sconces from the Jataka.

At afternoon, the tour continue visit to Htilominlo Temple with old murals and friezes and then approach to Tharabar Gate way into Old Bagan. Then, visit to Ananda Temple it is a whitewashed masterpiece and with four standing Buddha Images, Thetbyinnyu Temple, Dhamayangyi Temple which is famous for its interlocking mortar thickest brickwork. Late afternoon, cycling experience or horse cart to Shwesandaw Pagoda for beautiful sunset and then enjoy Puppet show with dinner and overnight in Bagan.

Special –  Cycling experience or horse cart for enjoy sunset

              Myanmar set menu dinner with Puppet show

  Balloon discover flying over Bagan temple with extra cost in optional     

 

DAY 06: YANGON-BAGAN (By Express air-conditioned Bus 0700 hrs-1630 hrs) (B/-/-)                                                                                                                     

After breakfast, transfer to Highway bus terminal for back to Yangon. On the way, you can get experience the ways of life and stop 02 times for rest time and lunch. Late afternoon, arrive and transfer to hotel and overnight in Yangon.

Special –  Express bus experience

 

DAY 07: YANGON-DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

  Breakfast at hotel, morning leisure time or shopping around by your own arrangement until transfer to Yangon    international airport for your departure flight.

~ End of Service ~

 

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INCLUSIONS

  • Transfer with A/C vehicle
  • Airport Transfer with A/C vehicle
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide
  • All entrance fees as per program
  • Myanmar Domestic flights & train
  • Water and Tissues in car

EXCLUSIONS

  • International & Domestic flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa on arrival & stamp fees
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Alcoholic, and other beverages
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Services not mentioned in itinerary

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