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Best of Myanmar

Code PROMM01*REF/17/10PC
Destination Yangon Bagan Mandalay Inle Lake Ngapali Beach
Category Land Only
Duration 12 days 11 nights
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Dates & Prices
Depart date

Accommodations:

City

4-Star

5-Star

Nights

Yangon

Sedona Hotel Yangon

Sule Shangri-La

2

Bagan

Myanmar Treasure Resort

Bagan Lodge

2

Mandalay

Mandalay Hill Resort

Mandalay Hill Resort

2

Inle Lake

Amata Garden Resort

Sanctum Inle Resort

2

Ngapali

Amazing Ngapali Resort

Hilton Ngapali Resort and Spa

3

 

TOUR PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY – minimum 2 persons

Daily Departure

Validity

Min 2 Guests

3 – 5

Guests

6 – 9

Guests

Single

Supp.

4-Star Accommodation

01 May - 30 Sep, 2017

3098

2988

2728

848

01 Oct - 31 Dec, 2017
01 Jan - 30 Apr, 2018

3508

3398

3128

1248

5-Star Accommodation

01 May - 30 Sep, 2017

3618

3818

3558

1708

01 Oct - 19 Dec, 2017
06 Jan - 30 Apr, 2018

4228

4118

3858

1898 

  • ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS
  • PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
  • RATES ARE NOT VALID DURING FAIRS, EXHIBITIONS, SPECIAL EVENTS AND HOLIDAYS
  • Compulsory Gala dinner supplements on 24th Dec, 31st Dec at hotel to be advised
  • Peak Period (19 Dec 2017 - 09 Jan 2018) supplement at Hilton Ngapali - CAD 115.00 per room per night
  • Compulsory Gala dinner at hotels (24/31 Dec, 2017) to be advised

 

Day 1

Yangon  

 

Welcome to Myanmar!

Welcome and meet our guide upon arrival at Yangon International airport.

Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia.

Afternoon sightseeing includes the colossal reclining Buddha Chaukhtatkyi, and the National Museum (Note: Museum closes on Monday and public holidays), filled with cultural exhibits of Myanmar. We end the day with a visit to the awe inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda, perhaps the most beautiful pagoda complex in all of Asia.

 

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon for 1 night

 

Meals : In-flight
Day 2

Yangon – Bagan

After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Bagan. On arrival, we begin our visit to one of Asia’s most stunning archeological destinations with its more than 2,000 pagodas doting the plains along the legendary Ayerwaddy River. See the bustling Nyaung Oo local market and then some of Bagan’s most distinctive pagodas including Shwezigon, a prototype of later Myanmar stupas and Wetkyi-in- Gubyaukgyi, a 13th century ‘cave temple with fine wall paintings. One of the most outstanding is the magnificent Ananda Pagoda, one of the most revered pagodas in all Myanmar and containing four tall standing Buddhas within.

Afternoon sightseeing highlights Sulamani Temple built by King Narapatisithu; Dhammayangyi Temple, a massive later period temple with the finest brickwork in Bagan, and Thatbyinnyu Temple which towers above other monuments of Bagan. We can also visit a Thanaka museum, dedicated to the tree bark and root of the Thanaka tree used in making a fragrant white colored paste which Myanmar women wear for skin beauty and protection from the sun. Visitors can learn how to make and apply the Thanaka paste. As the sun goes down we will be at one of the ideal temple top viewing sites selected by our guide.

 

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan for 2 nights

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3

Bagan

After breakfast, we will go to the Ayerwaddy River for an enjoyable 30 minute boat ride to Kyun Thiri Island (in the middle of the river). Here we stop and make a visit to this typical farming village, interacting with the villagers and observing their ways of life. We will also visit a monastery where we are served local tea and snacks. Return to Bagan by boat in time for lunch.

In the early afternoon take free time to relax before we go to see a small lacquer ware crafts shop in Phawsaw Village where we can observe the process of making these beautiful pieces.  You can also try your own hand at making some. Then ride by horse cart through some of Bagan’s temple areas, monasteries and villages to reach an ideal site for sunset viewing atop a pagoda.

 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4

Bagan – Mandalay

Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer to airport in Nyaung U for your flight to Mandalay. Arrive in Mandalay and then proceed to the ancient royal capital of Amarapura (a capital twice during the Konbaung period), and enjoy a walk on U Bein Bridge which stretches 1.2 kilometers over Lake Taungtaman. Built around 1850, it is the oldest and longest teakwood span in the world. As we stroll in the vicinity of U Bein Bridge we can also see traditional silk and cotton weaving for which Mandalay is noted.

After our lunch break we visit the nearby small island of Inwa, founded in 1364 and lasting nearly 400 years as a royal capital. Inwa is accessible by a short ferry transfer and there are no cars on the island. We travel by pony cart down tree-lined paths to see old palace walls; a watch tower now called the' leaning tower of Ava'; the Maha Aungmye Bonzan, which is a beautiful brick-and-stucco monastery; and the elegant teakwood monastery Bagaya Kyaung, one of the few surviving teakwood monasteries in Myanmar and where young monks still study. Return from Inwa and transfer into Mandalay city.

Rest of the day is at your leisure.

 

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay for 2 nights

 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5

Mandalay

After breakfast transfer to Mandalay jetty where we board our private boat for a short and pleasant ride up the Ayerwaddy River to the ruins of the Mingun pagoda, the site of what would have been the world's largest pagoda had not King Bodawpaya died in 1819 thus halting all further work. Later an earthquake in 1838 split the monument and reduced it to partial rubble. Nonetheless, the mammoth base of the unfinished pagoda is still a very impressive sight as we approach from the river. Nearby we can also visit the Mingun Bell, moved from the pagoda after the earthquake and now hung in a new shrine building. It is said to be the largest hanging un-cracked bell in the world. Return by our boat to Mandalay.

Our afternoon sightseeing is in Mandalay city and includes the highly revered Mahamuni Pagoda with its sitting Buddha covered in gold leaf (later we will see how the gold leaf is hammered out by local craftsmen). A particular highlight is the beautiful Shwenandaw Monastery, one of the last wooden monasteries in Myanmar; the teakwood was originally part of the royal palace at Inwa. Next we visit the intriguing looking Kuthodaw Pagoda, renowned as the World's largest book for its 729 stone slabs containing the entire Buddhist scriptures. If time permits we will go atop Mandalay Hill for a view over the city and Ayeyarwaddy River.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6

Mandalay – Inle

Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho. After arrival at Heho airport we drive to magical Inle Lake. Situated 900 meters above sea level and 22 km long by 11 km wide, this large shallow lake is in an idyllic setting surrounded by mountains and is home to the Intha people, renowned for their floating gardens and the unique one-legged rowing style of their fishermen. We travel by small private boat on the lake, visiting the famous Paung Daw Oo pagoda, with its five famous Buddha images (four of which are carried in great ceremony around the lake during the Paung Daw Oo festival) and also nearby Inpawkhone Village where, in houses on stilts, we see traditional silk weaving with hand looms and the processing of lotus blossoms as they are made into beautiful fabric. After our lunch time break on the lake, visit traditional crafts-making such as blacksmithing, cheroot (local cigar) rolling, and boat making. Then enjoy a boat ride through the Kaylar village observing the many houses on stilts and the ways of life. We will see the floating gardens up close, then on to the ‘Ngaphae Chaung Monastery’ which is an interesting old traditional monastery on the lake.

 

Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake for 2 nights

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7

Inle Lake

Today we will may make a morning visit to the moving 5 days market (if today coincides with a good Inle market day) and then continue on to visit Indain and its enchanting 17th century pagodas. To reach Indain and the nearby village we will take a boat ride up a small scenic creek that runs into Inle Lake, passing villages and water buffalo bathing in the creek as we traverse small ‘dams’ built to slow the flow of water. A few Indain pagodas are being restored but most of them still lie in an abandoned ‘Indiana Jones’ type setting.

After our lunch break we take our boat to Ywama village to see Shan traditional paper making and silversmith craftsmen at work. Continue to Laeshae village to see how they make Buddha images from dried flowers.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8

Inle Lake – Ngapali Beach

 

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport and take a flight to Thandwe.  Arrival at Thandwe, hotel will provide a shared transfer.

Accommodation: Hotel in Ngapali for 3 nights

 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9 - 10

Ngapali Beach

Breakfast will be served at the hotel you stay.

You will have a full day at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 11

Ngapali Beach – Yangon

Breakfast at the hotel

In the afternoon transfer back to the airport to take a flight to Yangon. Arrive Yangon and transfer to the hotel.

 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 12

Yangon – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Free and leisure til your transfer for your departure flight.

Meals : Breakfast

Your Tour Package Includes

  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Domestic airfares
  • Entrance fees and zone fees for the visits
  • All transfers and sightseeing with private air-con car and drivers as per program
  • An English speaking stationed guide service.

 

Your Tour Package Does NOT Include

  • International Airfare from Canada to Myanmar
  • Any optional tours/extension that are not specified in the itinerary
  • Any applicable weekend and other surcharges imposed by airlines.
  • Any taxes, airport fees and fuel surcharge.
  • Travel insurance, Travel Visa and all personal expenses.
  • Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers, and hotel staff.
  • Any items not specified as included.