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Myanmar Serenity Tour

Yangon – Bagan – Pakokku – Monywa – Mandalay – Irrawaddy River – Mingun – Ava – Sagaing – Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay – Yangon
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Overview

Overview

Myanmar Serenity Tour – 11 Days
As a relatively new destination for travelers all around the world, a journey to Myanmar can be somehow exotic. Myanmar is a wonderland of undiscovered secrets packed into thousands of ancient temples, ruins, and pagodas. It’s where you will encounter the friendly, hospitable, and a bit fragile who always greet you will a cozy smile. In this 11-day Myanmar tour, we hope to deliver you the very best of Myanmar with its serene beauty, fantastic architecture, and vibrant culture that you have never seen anywhere else before.

Highlights

  • Get a glimpse at the marvelous mix of colonial and Burmese architecture on the street buildings of Yangon which can be found nowhere else in Asia
  • Gain truly local insight into the life of Burmese people in the rural area
  • Enjoy a luxury cruise along the Irrawaddy River
  • Unlock the mythical beauty of Bagan while visiting the most popular temples in the region.
  • Learn about the life of Burmese monks in monasteries.
  • Discover the diverse flora and fauna of Myanmar in the Pyin Oo Lwin botanical garden
  • Visit Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most glistening Buddhist pagodas in the world

Tour Itinerary

Mingalabar! Welcome to Yangon. Your adventure begins after meeting our local tour guide at the airport. We then transfer you directly to the downtown city for the first glimpse of Yangon city. After settling into your hotel, have a short break to prepare for an afternoon city tour. Passing by Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden, and Independence Monument, you will stop for a visit at Chauk Htat Gyi pagoda which is one of the main religious sites in Yangon. Upon arrival, you can marvel at the enormous 66 meters long reclining Buddha images that were designed with very expressive colors. Surrounded by the Buddha images is other shrines symbolizing Asian astronomy.

After that, drive to the beautiful Kandawgyi Lake, the best photo stop in the city overlooking Karaweik Hall, an impressive golden barge on the lake. Finally, remark on the city tour at Shwedagon pagoda to admire the symbolic beauty of Yangon where the legend said that it enshrines eight of the Buddha’s hairs. Take a stroll to capture its allure and listen to history before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight in Yangon.
Meal: n/a

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Today you will board a flight to Bagan in the morning. Then your sightseeing starts at Nyaung U Market, the main bazaar in the region where you can capture a variety of local staples, smell the scent of foods, and vegetables, mingle with the people, and see the shining smile on the faces covered with Thanaka makeup (a traditional make-up powder of Burmese people).

Continue your day trip to Bagan, it’s time to unlock the hidden treasure of Bagan among its thousands of temples. From the market, head to some of the most outstanding pagodas and learn about the history, architecture, and devotion to the country as well as the life of people. Highlight your trip with a visit to a local lacquerware workshop after that to learn more about the handicrafts of Bagan passing from generation to generation.
In the late afternoon, drive to the sunset hill in the region to watch the incredible sunset over the region. Overnight in Bagan.
Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Today is an amazing day that delivers you an insight into the life of Burmese people in rural areas. After breakfast, your guide will pick up to some families for an interesting meet and interaction to learn more about their lifestyle, culture, and custom. Next, ready for an exotic horse-cart trip to linger around the dusty paths to behold the true beauty of Bagan.

In the afternoon, transfer to the jetty to embark on a boat trip cruising along the Irrawaddy river to captivate the natural beauty along the river. The cruise trip also hopes to show you the best sunset on the river. Overnight in Bagan.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at Bagan

In the morning you will head to Pakokku by boat. Lying about 25 km toward the north of Bagan, Pakkoku is a small quiet town well-known for its tobacco and Thanakha trading. Upon arrival, your visit will lead you to the local tobacco trading center and weaving shop.

Then you continue to visit the cheroot factory, slippers workshop, and wood carving sculpture. If time permits, it is able to gaze out at the local market before moving to Monywa. Overnight in Monywa.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Monywa.

Power up your morning with an early visit to the market after breakfast. Then we take a drive to Chindwin River. Take a ferry to cross the river and proceed to Pho Win Daung for a visit to the Buddhist cave complex. From there stroll through Shwe Ba Daung, a stunning cave filled with Buddha images featuring unique pavilions cut from the surrounding sandstone.

We then go back to Monywa and head to Thanboddhay Pagoda which captivates the heart of visitors with its fantastic design and thousands of stupas inside. Later, transfer to Mandalay. Overnight in Mandalay.
Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

Following your breakfast by a boat trip up the Irrawaddy River to Mingun, a sleeping town that is home to several unique sites. Spend time looking for the foundation of the largest unfinished Buddhist pagoda in the world Mingun Paya, marvel at the gigantic bronze intact Mingun bell, and walk on the snaking terraced of the impressive Hsinbyume Temple.

Head to the small village nearby Mingun to discover the traditional basketry from the local artisans. Back to Mandalay, visit Golden Palace Monastery to marvel at the fabulous wooden monastery noted for its intricated carving and architecture. Finally, fulfill your trip of the day as you take a drive to Mandalay Hill to gain a commanding view of the city of Mandalay.
Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

Start the day with a visit to Ava, the magnificent ancient capital of the Burmese Kingdom which is the only place where the Irrawaddy River is bridged. You first visit the Bagaya Monastery and the remain of the Royal Palace and Fort. Then get on a horse cart and pass through small villages amid Ava’s ruins and gaze out at the life of Burmese people in the countryside. After that, cross a bridge to reach Sagaing Hill, an important religious center of Myanmar studded with massive white and gold pagodas.

Head to Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thone Sae, you will see many impressive stupas and be able to learn about the life of the monks in the pagods. After that, hit the way to Sagaing local market to visit a typical Burmese market before completing your day at a small pottery village to see the process of making traditional pottery. If you wish, try your hands at making a pot on your own under the guidance of the villager. That would be an interesting experience!

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

This morning, take a scenic drive to start your day trip from Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin, a breathtaking colonial town to escape from the heat to visit lovely lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, botanical gardens, and charming colonial-era buildings. After settling into your hotel, make your first visit to the central market in the heart of the town for a first glimpse at the life of local people.

Then continue heading to National Kandawgyi Garden, the lovely botanical garden possesses 480 species of flowers, shrubs, and trees surrounding the gilded pagodas. After lunch, visit Peik Chin Myaung Cave, a massive limestone cave that stretches through 45 acres filled with many Buddha images and stalactites. Overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin

This morning, enjoy your free time exploring the charming town of Pyin Oo Lwin. Then the driver will pick you up to transfer you back to Mandalay for a flight to Yangon.
Overnight in Yangon.
Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Enjoy your full-day Yangon city tour and soak up the hectic pace of life. Start your exciting day at Bogyoke Market, the main bazaar in Yangon to see an array of goods and products. Also, this is one of the best places in Yangon to look for gems and jewelry. (Note: the market is closed on Mondays).

Passing through the street and see the influence of other cultures on the city’s shops, teahouses, and old buildings. Stop at St Mary’s Cathedral to visit a beautiful red-brick Catholic church then head to one of the most prominent landmarks of Yangon: the 250-year-old Sule Pagoda and the 100-year-old Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue where you will have a chance to meet the Trustee to learn about the Jewish life in the Pagoda. Remark your city tour at Chinatown and Little India to capture many colorful vendors selling exotic products. Take this opportunity to get to know more about the wares.
Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

After breakfast, wait until the driver comes to transfer you to the airport where your holiday ends. We hope this itinerary for this 11-day tour to Myanmar will meet your exact interest and demand. Thank you for traveling with us!
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)

Price & Inclusion

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Note*:

  • 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

  • 10-Night accommodation with breakfast (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • All transfer and sightseeing by private air-conditioned car
  • 2 Domestic air tickets (Yangon – Bagan, Mandalay – Yangon)
  • Transportation Services: Yangon, Bagan, Pakokku, Mandalay, Mingun, Sagaing, Ava, Pyin Oo Lwin, Inle Lake sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • All entrance fees & all zone fees
  • Experienced English-speaking throughout tour guide
  • Government tax & Service charges
  • Boat trip in Mingun

Price excludes

  • International flight
  • Myanmar Visa
  • Airport Tax (USD 10 per person)
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Personal and other expenses such as porterage, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary

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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