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Myanmar Express Tour

Yangon – Bagan - Inle Lake
Highlights
From: $673
  • An option to enjoy your time in Bagan is Hot Balloon
  • Balloons flying over Bagan
  • Novice Monks in Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery near Inle Lake Shan State
  • Rowing Inle Lake
  • Novice monks marching in lines in Yangon

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Overview
Tour Code: MYCL01
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, remains unknown to the world for centuries. It is the enigma makes the country becoming one of the most visited destinations in Southeast Asia. In this tour, you will have chance to discover this ancient land and its well-preserved spiritual rituals. Explore the expansive Buddhist temples and monasteries of Bagan, picnic beside ancient temples, taste local cigars, chat with skillful artisans. Glide silently past local Shan villagers and their centuries-old stilt houses on the serene waters of Inle Lake in this time-locked land and tour the colonial-era city of Yangon. As well as careful selection of hotels to deliver you all the diversity, characters and refined hospitality of Myanmar.
Itinerary Day by Day


On arrival at the Yangon international airport, welcomed by our guide and transferred to your hotel for check in and has a rest (Check in time is 14:00 and early check in is subject to availability). The former capital Yangon is the largest city and the most important commercial center in Myanmar.

Afterwards, visit the 2,600 years old Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese can be seen from almost anywhere in Yangon. You will start at the eastern staircase where you will find the shops selling various religious items and other unique objects. Upon reaching at the main platform, witness the colors transform on the 100-meter pagoda which is literally covered with over 60 tons of gold leaf. Then return to the hotel. Dinner will be on own account.

Meals: No
Accommodation: Best Western Green Hill Hotel (3*)



After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for the domestic flight to Nyaung U (Bagan). Featuring more than 2000 red brick temples scattered across an area of 41 square kilometers in the central region of Myanmar, Bagan is known to be one of the greatest architectural sites in Asia.
Upon arrival, start your sightseeing in Bagan with a visit to the renowned Shwezigon Pagoda considered to be the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; constructed by King Anarahta in the early 11th century. Continue your visit to Kyansittha U Min, Htilominlo Temple and Gubyaukgyi Temple which has an exquisite mural painting of 13th century. Also visit to Manuha Temple built in 1059, and Nan Phaya which has been built in the 11th century by the Mon King Manuha. Then move on to some workshops of lacquer wares and wood crafts to learn about local production. Transfer back to your hotel for refreshment.
In the afternoon, drive to the jetty and board on a private boat along the majestic Ayarwaddy River towards Kyaukgu U Min. Enjoy the fabulous scenes of local lives on the water while cruising. Stop to explore a riverside village and observe the lives of the residents there before reaching Kyaukgu U Min, built during the 13th century for the locals to hide from the invading Mongols according to the legend. After your exploration, a combination of a relaxing cruise and car will take you back to the hotel. Lunch and dinner will be on your own account. Overnight in Bagan.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Thazin Garden Hotel  (3*)



OPTION: HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE OVER BAGAN
Your glorious morning will start with an exciting hot-air balloon ride over this ancient city of Bagan. You will enjoy an exotic view when the sun begins to rise over the Ayarwaddy River. (Only available from October to March)


Today, you will explore the settlement of Nyaung U and neighboring villages. Start with a visit to the vibrant Nyaung U Market the busy market in New Bagan with great opportunities of photographing and mingling with the locals, watch how they earn their daily lives. Explore a local village nearby, and if you wish, continue to the lesser-known temples and monuments in the area for the remainder of the morning.

In the afternoon, you will visit to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece constructed in "Mon" style, one of Bagan's most wonderful temples. From here, you will continue by a horse cart for an excursion to Oak Kyaung Monastery decorated with multi-colour mural paintings, ThatbyinnyuTemple, Bagan’s tallest temple, gigantic Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork and, Sulamani Temple. Proceed to Shwesantaw Pagoda to enjoy the breath-taking sunset over the Ayarwaddy River and the various temples from the upper terrace of the temple. Transfer back to your hotel for overnight. Lunch and dinner will be on own account.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Thazin Garden Hotel (3*)



After breakfast, transfer by car about an hour to the airport for your domestic flight to Heho. Upon arrival at Heho airport, welcome by our guide and drive to NyaungShwe town located adjacent to Inle Lake through the scenic Shan hills. En route, stop to visit to the rural workshops that produce traditional Shan paper and handcrafted umbrellas. On arrival, take a short tour around this charming Shan town including visit to one of the tomato warehouse where the tomatoes are sorted and priced for sales and some of the many monasteries and nunneries in the town. Then aboard on a private motorboat to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most fascinating sights.

In the afternoon, observe the daily activities of the local leg-rowing fishermen and their floating gardens. Visit NgahpeChaung Monastery with the decoration of gold gilded wooden Buddha images and numerous teak pillars. This temple was famous for its jumping cats in the past. Proceed to the PhaungDawOo Pagoda, the most famous pagoda in the lake containing five sacred images of Buddha covered in gold leaf. Move on to some of the workshops making inconceivable woven items from lotus silk, cigar, blacksmiths or silver smiths. Return to hotel by boat. Lunch and dinner will be on your own account.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hupin Inle Khaung Daing Village Resort  (3*)



After breakfast at hotel, visit the colorful floating market which rotates its location between the villages in a 5-day schedule (the market is closed on dark moon and full moon days). Then, take one-hour boat ride to the Indein Pagoda Complex, where you will walk through the bamboo forests and enjoy an exciting view of over a thousand of pagodas and stupa ruins.
In the afternoon, transfer back to your hotel and check out. Enjoy your last boat ride on the way back to NyaungShwe. Then, proceed by car to the Heho airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, picked up by our guide and transferred to the downtown of Yangon to visit Bogyoke Market also known as Scott Market, where you can find the extensive collection of traditional crafts and souvenirs (the market is closed on Mondays and public holidays). After sunset, head to China town to visit the colorful Khen Hock Keong Chinese Temple and the lively night market. Then, you will return to the hotel for overnight. Lunch and dinner will be on own account.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hupin Inle Khaung Daing Village Resort (3*)



After breakfast, free at leisure until transfer with guide to the airport for your departure flight onward.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport)

Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip
What's included
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast
  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers
  • Experienced local English-speaking guide during all tours and transfers
  • Private board for sightseeing as mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
What's excluded
  • International & Domestic flight tickets 
  • Visa stamping fee at the airport
  • Meals, if not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance)
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.
  • All other services not specified in the itinerary
  • Peak season surcharges (Christmas, New Year, Myanmar Water Festival, etc.)
  • Christmas and New Year compulsory dinner supplement (TBA at the time of booking)
Our Recommended Add-on Programs & Trips
Hotels Used in This Tour
 Yagon: Best Western Green Hill Hotel (Deluxe room) or similar

Address: No. 12, Po Sein Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon, Myanmar

Description: Best Western Green Hill Hotel, located in Northern Yangon, Yangon, is a popular choice for travelers. The excitement of the city center is only 01.6 Km away. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Karaweik Hall, Bogyoke Aung San Museum, Yuzana Plaza.

At Best Western Green Hill Hotel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are restaurant, luggage storage, 24-hour room service, coffee shop, elevator.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Best Western Green Hill Hotel.


Bagan: Thazin Garden Hotel 

Address: No.22, Thazin Road, Archaeological Province,, New Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar

Description: Situated in an elevated area on Thazin Road, New Bagan, the resort overlooks hills, fields and pagodas in a very quiet and beautiful spot. The Thazin Garden Hotel in Bagan consists of private bungalows with teak carvings and a veranda, as well as air conditioning and cable TV. The grounds are lush and green with palm trees and flowers, and there is a great swimming pool. The restaurant is inside a restored pagoda, serving excellent Burmese, Chinese and international food. The hotel also offers regular performances of Myanmar dance, music and their famous puppet shows. The resort is about 10 minutes drive from the archeological sites and temples of Old Bagan and 15 minutes drive to the aiport. Thazin Garden Hotel can be easily booked with our secure online booking form. Simply enter your dates and click to proceed.



Hupin Inle Khaung Daing Village ResortInle Lake: Hupin Inle Khaung Daing Village Resort (Deluxe cottage) or similar

Address: Nyaung Shwe Township, Inle Lake West Corridor Rd, Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)

Description: The Inle Khaung Daing Village Resort is situated on the west bank of Inle Lake, the second largest natural lake in Myanmar, situated 875 meters above sea level, 22Km long and 11 Km wide. Inle Lake sandwiched between the hazy blue eastern shan mountains, is famous as the unique place of leg-rowers in the world, with floating gardens and monasteries built on stilts. It is supposed to be the most beautiful scenic spot of Myanmar, well known as "Venice of The East".  The greatest event is the celebration of the Phaung Daw Oo buddha statues peregrination festival. Once in every year, during the seventh month of Myanmar calendar year, (mostly September/October) The inthas use to place the Phaung Daw Oo buddha statues on a decorated royal barge surrounded by canoes and power boats for the processing around the inle lake.  At that time, you can see the inthas' traditional and the unique leg-rowing competition.
Service Details During the Trip
Supplement Cost for Half-Board Lunches (4 Lunches): 50/pax/tour
Supplement Cost for Half-Board Dinners (4 Dinners): 74/pax/tour


Supplement for flight: Subject to be changed without prior notice.
➢    From Yangon – Nyanung U (Bagan):                 US$145/pax
➢    From Nyaung U (Bagan) – Heho (Inle Lake):     US$113/pax
➢    From Heho (Inle Lake) – Yangon:                      US$145/pax


Note: Prices are per person per flight and rates are subject to change without prior notice. It is important to understand that domestic flights schedules in Myanmar are sometimes erratic and often change at the last minute without prior notice from the airline. Therefore indicated timetables in your itinerary are to be considered as a guide line only.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
•    All prices are quoted in USD/ per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy
•    Supplement for standard menu meals: US$ 12 for lunch & US$ 18 for dinner
•    Private services & daily departure
•    Surcharge for Compulsory dinner for Xmas and New Year Eve
•    Surcharge for domestic flight tickets with taxes:

SPECIAL OFFER
•    [Free] Mineral water is available during transfers
•    [Free]  Myanmar visa approval letter on arrival
•    [Free] Traditional Gifts

In every tour we handle, we always try our best to create the best travel experience for you in Indochina region. We take care every little details so that there is no problem on your dream vacation.  


tour guide servicePrivate Local Tour Guide
To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

We also can arrange facilities for the disabled (upon on request)




Featured Local Flavor Dinning
Don’t worry about meals, we select both restaurants and menus for you.

We will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customers. Menu is also carefully selected by us with attentions to details to ensure you try different flavor food every meal. We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. If you do not like it, please tell us. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of our local tour guide, he/she will be very helpful.


Handpick hotels in toursWell-handpicked Accommodation 
Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast. We consider all high-rated hotels in Tripadvisors and Lonely Planet to use in our services.
 

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