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Myanmar In Your Eyes

Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Mingun – Heho – Inle Lake – Indein – Kyaing Tong – Yangon – Golden Rock – Yangon
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Overview

Myanmar In Your Eyes – 15 Days
Started in Yangon, your remarkable 15-day Myanmar tour brings you to almost far-famed destinations of Myanmar to witness the jewel hidden behind impressive golden pagodas, orange temples, and giant Buddha images. Take a trip down the Irrawaddy River to behold the beauty of the tranquil area, check out the hectic life in the local Nyaung U market, hike up to the magnificent Golden Rock in Bago. Ultimately, encounter with the gentle locals to gain truly authentic experience.

Highlights

  • Soak up the hectic life in Yangon – the most exciting city in Myanmar.
  • A scenic boat trip down the Irrawaddy River.
  • Admire the land of myriads white-washed stupas and glittering pagodas in Mandalay.
  • Fantastic trekking in Kyaing Tong tribal village
  • Explore the stunning life perched on the stilt houses above the water in Inle Lake.
  • Amazing visit to bustling local markets in each destination

Tour Itinerary

Welcomed and picked up by our guide as you arrive at Yangon then transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight in Yangon.

Meal: n/a

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Ready for an amazing day sightseeing around Yangon after breakfast. Take a scenic drive to the downtown city to capture the brilliant combination of Burmese and British architecture featured on the iconic building along the street that you can find nowhere in Asia. From the post office proceed to the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda which is renowned for the impressive reclining Buddha statue. Passing by Strand Hotel, Mahabandola Garden, and Independence Monument, you will reach the giant 66 meters long Buddha statue possessing intricated symbols on his feet. Here listen to your guide about the close relationship between these special symbols to Burmese art.

Continue driving to the beautiful Kandawgyi Lake to reach the dramatic Karaweik Hall which is a favorite photo stop for tourists. Highlight your sightseeing with a final visit today to the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda to admire the most magnificent site in Yangon which is well-known for enshrining Buddha relics. Overnight in Yangon.
Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon.

This morning leave Yangon to take a flight to Bagan. Hit the local Nyaung U market to gaze out at the daily life of Burmese people. Next, ready for a full day exploring the architectural masterpiece of Bagan through the most outstanding pagodas in the region. More than just sightseeing, our guide will provide you with an overview of Bagan history and the construction of these important relics in each destination you visit.

Afterward, head to the local workshops to witness the production of Bagan’s most famous products such as lacquerware and wood crafts. Spend time chatting with the local craftsmen, they will share with you the traditional techniques of creating those lovely items. In the late afternoon, drive to the sunset hill for a spectacular sunset view which is said to be a must-see moment in Bagan. Sit back and slowly behold this majestic moment. Overnight in Bagan.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at Bagan

Today is a wonderful day to deliver you to the villages in Bagan to discover the culture, history, and lifestyle of the people. Take time to gaze out at the simple rural scenery and have an interesting talk with the villages before taking a horsecart ride to gain truly local experience. A horse carriage provides you with a different perspective on the orange temples packed in the flat terrain.

Following your afternoon sightseeing with a boat trip down the Irrawaddy River to the Shwezigon Pagoda. Enjoy your breathtaking trip as you sit on the open deck and marvel at the scenic beauty along the riverside and wait until sunset time slowly covers the area. Overnight in Bagan.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Leave Bagan early this morning to take a local express bus to Mandalay – the brilliant cultural center of Myanmar. Head to the 200-year-old U Bein Bridge before sunset time to get the first look at the life of people in Mandalay. Remember to bring your camera to save the best moment in the longest teak bridge in the world. Overnight in Mandalay.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight at Mandalay

Your amazing day 5 begins with a visit to the Mahamuni Pagoda – one of the most important pilgrim sites in Burma that intrigues tourists with the impressive Buddha statue. Continue with a visit to the local artisan’s workshops to discover the production of gold leaf, wood, and marble crafts. From there proceed to the Golden Palace Monastery to marvel at the beautiful wooden monastery with its intricated design. Highlight your morning sightseeing with a visit to the Kuthodaw Pagoda where enshrine the largest Buddha book in the world and also the most challenging book for readers that are carved on 729 marble slabs.

Following your afternoon with a boat trip up the Irrawaddy River to Mingun. A 45-minute cruise will take you to the ancient city and introduce you to stunning attractions. Head to Mingun Bell as you reach Mingun to marvel at the largest intact bronze bell in the world. Continue your visit to the unfinished Mingun Paya – a massive ancient pagoda dating back to the 18th century that was meant to be the largest religious pagoda in the world. Unfortunately, it was damaged by two earthquakes and then was left to abandon. Nevertheless, it has never stopped attracting tourists’ attention.

Next, transfer to other highlights of Mingun: Hsinbyume Pagoda – a magnificent white-washed temple built in the shape of Mount Meru. You can spend the time climbing to the top of the pagoda before moving to the nearby village to have an interesting meeting with the local artisan to learn about their traditional basketry making and other beautiful items. Fulfill your meaningful sightseeing with a visit to the Royal Palace before transferring to Mandalay Hill for a panoramic view of the city. Overnight in Mandalay.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight in a Mandalay.

After breakfast, say goodbye to Mandalay to board a flight to Heho – the gateway to Inle Lake. As you reach Heho airport, picked up by our driver and then transfer to Nyaung Shwe where a boat trip is waiting to take you to the hotel. Afterward, spend the whole day exploring life on Inle Lake with a stunning boat trip to pass through exceptional floating gardens and houses.

Stop at Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda to gaze out at the holiest religious site in the region. From there continue rowing to the villages along the way to discover the local handicraft, lotus weaving, traditional blacksmith, and wooden handlooms then meet the Intha and Shan people to learn more about their daily life. Finish your Inle Lake boat trip today with a visit to Nga Phe Chaung Monastery and Nampan Village where you can witness the local methods of making canoe and cheroot. Overnight in Inle Lake.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

Begin your fantastic day 8 as you hit the local market to see the daily trading on the lake’s shore. Next, ready to embark on a boat trip down the scenic channel to reach the charming village of Indein. Stroll through the excellent complex of old stupas and exotic stairways where you will see many shop stalls. Highlight your Indein sightseeing with a visit to its village to meet the special “long neck” tribal women and get first-hand experience about their traditional way of life.

Afterward, back to Inle Lake and there you will see the iconic leg-rowing fishermen doing their job providing you with an amazing scene for taking the best photos. Overnight in Inle Lake.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

This morning says goodbye to Inle Lake to transfer to Kyaing Tong – a poetic township that is home to many ethnic groups which you will spend 3 days discovering. Upon arrival, welcome and pick up by your local tour guide and transfer to the hotel for a short break.

Next, join in a whole day sightseeing in Kyaing Tong as you take a scenic drive to the downtown area to visit Maha Myat Muni Pagoda which houses the Mandalay-style Buddha image. From there, stroll through Shan lacquerware for a quick look at the impressive product then transfer to Wat Jom Sak to admire the Standing Buddha image. Gaze out at the Hot spa, Akha center village, and RCM Church before heading to One Tree Hill to behold the 245-year-old tree stands alone which was planted by Alaungmintaya – the founder of the Third Myanmar Empire. Ultimately, return to the pottery village Yan Gone to see the local handicraft of the Shan tribe. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Kyaing Tong

This morning soak up the vibrant atmosphere in the central market to gain the local life then take a 50-minute drive to reach the trekking point. Pass through the scenic scenery to reach Ho Kyin villages the typical Akha tribal villages. From there proceed to Na Phi Phank village and Pang Ma Phai tribal village to discover their daily life.

Later, see the real way of making traditional Lahu Knives as you drive to Mong Zine (Khun Village) before returning to the hotel. Stop at Joe Phyu Wa village for a short visit along your way. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Kyaing Tong

Start your amazing morning as you stroll through the lively local market to observe the daily trading of the ethnic minorities dressing in their colorful traditional costumes. Afterward, drive to Hwe Lon to reach the village of the Akha ethnic minority where you can spend time interacting with the villagers to learn about their culture and traditional custom.

Following your lunchtime with a visit to the minority tribe who are known for their distinctive black dress and chewing betel nuts custom. Later, moving to Lone Tree Hill for an incredible panoramic view of Kyaing Tong. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Kyaing Tong

This morning is at leisure let you enjoy the picturesque landscape of Kyaing Tong before the driver picks you up to transfer to the hotel for a flight back to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Be an early bird this morning to take a scenic drive to the Golden Rock in Bago. After reaching the Golden Rock base camp, moving to the transit conjunction to take one more hour drive to reach the pagoda. It will take you about 1 hour to walk on foot to reach the top of the pagoda. Nevertheless, you can expect to be overwhelmed by the magnificent panoramic view from the temple and the wonderful Golden Rock perched on the cliffside of granite. Listen to your guide about the legend of the rock, you will find it amazing! Overnight in the hotel near Golden Rock.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in near Golden Rock.

Get up early in the morning of day 14 to stroll around the hill sites and behold the impressive sunrise over the hill. Next, return to the base camp and drive to Bago for morning sightseeing. Once described as a Disney Land in Burma, Bago ensures to give you stunning moments as you visit Shwe Tha Lyaung Pagoda, Shwemawdaw Pagoda, and Kanbawzathardi Palace.

Lunch will be served in Bago ore on the way depending on the itinerary before coming back to Yangon. Along your way back, stop for a short visit at LawkaChantha Abayaa Lahba Muni to marvel at the Buddha image which is carved from marble stone, and The Houses of Three White Elephants. Overnight in Yangon.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Yangon

Today waiting for the driver to come to carry you to the airport for a flight to your departure. Trip ends.
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Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: n/a

Important Note*

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • The itinerary can be customized basing on your interests (you can extend your stay at each location, add/remove activities)

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  • The price would vary depending on the group size, grade of hotel. Please contact us or book the tour for price in details.
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request

Booking Policy

Price Includes

  • 14-Night accommodation with breakfast in 3-star hotel
  • All transfer and sightseeing by private air-conditioned car with extra airport transfer
  • 4 Domestic air tickets (Yangon – Bagan / Mandalay – Heho – Kyaing Tong – Yangon)
  • Bagan – Mandalay local express bus
  • All transfer and sightseeing by private boat ride in Inle lake & Mingum
  • All entrance fees & all zone fees
  • Up/Down open truck in Golden Rock
  • Experienced English speaking local tour guide in each city (except transfer days)
  • Government tax and service charges

Price excludes

  • Meals & Drinks (Lunch & Dinner)
  • 10 US$ for international airport tax.
  • 24th Dec / 31st Dec compulsory gala dinner at hotels (if any).
  • Guides & Drivers tips
  • Other personal expenses

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation received 60 days or more before arrival date: 25% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 35% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 75% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 14 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • For infant (<02 years old): FOC
  • 02 – 10 years old without bed: 35% adult rate
  • 02 – 10 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 02 – 10 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
  • from 11 years old: 100% adult rate

Note*: The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double room with two adults

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Our Suggested Hotels in Myanmar

Cities 3* Hotels 4* hotels 5* Hotels
Yangon Grand United Hotel SuleShangri-la Hotel The Governor's Residence
Bagan Floral Breeze Hotel Bagan Thande Hotel Aureum Palace Hotel
Mandalay ShweIngyinn Hotel Mandalay HillResort Mandalay HillResort
Kalaw Hill Top Villa Hotel Royal Kalaw Hills Resort Royal Kalaw Hills Resort
Inle Lake Amazing Nyaungshwe Pristine Lotus Inle Resort Aureum Palace Hotel
Ngapali Pleasant View Resort Jade Marina Resort& Spa SandowayResort

Note*:

  • Depending on your budget, you can choose a suitable hotel category.

  • Early checking/late checkout are not included and you can change the to any other hotels  and room type if required. Additional charge/discount will be made accordingly.

  • The list of hotels are used for our all tour itineraries in Myanmar.

  • Different hotels might be selected depending on your request.

  • Our tour price includes the ROH room at the hotel. If any special request, please let us know in advance. Surcharge is applied for higher room type.

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