The Remarkeble Myanmar
(8 Days / 7 Nights)
Upon arrival, begin your nice walking near the biggest market of the country where thousands of people come and trade except on Buddhist Sabbath Days. Visit Mahamuni temple; most revered Buddha images by car and walk through the marble carving lane of Mandalay and observe how they curve the huge marble stones to become elephants, Buddha, and many other according to the order.
Walk in Tanpawaddi Bronze casting lane where many artisans still craft their bronze in the way their great great grand fathers did. Mandalay is, in fact, well known for its skilled craftsmen and as you tour traditional workshops. There is a chance to observe Mandalay’s treasured wood carvings, kalaga tapestries, and gold-leaf crafting.
In the afternoon, visit Shwenandaw Monastery, the last surviving building from the last kingdom’s Royal Palace and witness the best wood carvings in the world. Then walk to Kuthodaw Pagoda, famous as the world’s biggest book with 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scripture. After that a hike up to the top of Mandalay Hill will be rewarding with panoramic view and the sun set. Overnight stay in Mandalay.
After Breakfast, early morning drive (appro-2 hours) on the countryside road will take you to Singu Jetty where your private boat laid waiting for the day cruise. Explore ashore on the opposite bank, Nwenyine, the main pottery village of the country where thousands of large ceramic pots are traditionally crafted by masters and baked in huge kilns.
Then set sailing down the river Ayerwaddy, enjoy learning the cooking lessons while a Myanmar chef teach you how to cook simple nice and healthy Myanmar curry. If luck be on your side, you may spot the infamous Ayerwaddy River Dolphin, one of the endangered species in the world. Enjoy lunch on board while passing by the picturesque villages where the time stands still.
After Lunch, a delightful stroll in Mingun village will be rewarding with its largest un-cracked bell in the world, weighing 90 tons, which was dedicated to the grandiose unfinished Mingun Pagoda. Visit and observe the beauty of Mya Thein Tan Zedi which best described the Hindu cosmologic beliefs of Mount “Meru” that was later integrated into Buddhism. Mingun village is also famous for its country’s renowned artists. Overnight stay in Mandalay.
Transfer to airport for domestic flight to Bagan.Upon arrival, visit very famous PON YAE GYI, bean paste industry of Bagan and walk to the colorful local market nearby. Appreciate the beauty of SHWEZIGON PAGODA, a proto type religious shrine built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century; GU BYAUK GYI, a temple noted for superb murals of Jataka scenes; KHAY MIN GA TEMPLE, famous for its panoramic view of the area’s numerous monuments and ANANDA TEMPLE, an architectural masterpiece of Bagan with four standing Buddha images.
Visit one of the most treasured local cottage industry, a lacquer ware craftsmen’s workshop in nearby MYINKABA village and observe the amazing hand woven, painting, crafting techniques. Resume observation of architectural wonders by a visit to MANUHA TEMPLE, Mon style temple built in 1059 and NANBAYA TEMPLE, a unique expressionist sandstone monument of King Manuha.
Continue to SHWESANDAW and prepare to be mesmerized by the decent spell of sunset over the majestic Bagan scenery. Overnight stay in Bagan.
Bagan is the richest archeological zone in Southeast Asia. Impressive ruins and remains are from 11th to 13th centuries, when people here start to call themselves ‘Myanmar’. Ancestors left more than four thousand huge Stupas and temples of which half of them still survive.
Commence your day with an orientation of Bagan area up on one of the thousand years old temple and lay the plan of your visit.
Observe Myanmar’s most treasured handicraft and the process of making the best Lacquer ware in Myin Ga Bar. Visit Ananda Temple, the masterpiece of Bagan and start walking to nearby Thrabar gate area and see the ruins, temples. In the afternoon, walk around and experience the area of TAYOKEPYAY TEMPLE in Min Nan Thu village; NANDAMANYA TEMPLE that displays the exquisite murals of 13th century and PHAYA THONE ZU and KYAT KAN CAVE monastery, a famous meditation retreat in Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.
In the morning, transfer to Bagan airport for your flight to Heho. Upon arrival drive to Nyaung Shwe. Upon arrival, start your boat trip up on the immense lake to INN THEIN PAGODA complex. Enjoy walking up the covered stair way up to the top. INN THEIN PAGODA complex is composed of hundreds of typical Shan style stupas and amazingly beautiful.
Walk through the small red lanes to the villages on the way back to the lake and see the farms, rice fields until to Saema Village. Continue on foot to a village nearby where several crops are grown in traditional ways. Walk in Visit the Shan traditional houses and the typical primary school. Boat back or (for more typically adventurous) canoe back on the lake through the small creek to the main area of the lake and visit PAUNG DAW OO PAGODA. There is also a chance to join the local family for lunch. Overnight stay in Inle Lake.
In the morning, start your boat trip to NAMPAN VILLAGE. Charming boat ride on the immense lake will take about 2 and half hours to reach SAGAR AND THA KONG. If the particular day suits for the travel, we will stop at a morning market on your way to Sagar. The market rotates locations on a 5-day basis.
Go ashore through the villages of Pa-O, Inthar, Shan and Padaung ethnics where lifestyle is still unique as yet undisturbed by modernization.
Visit Thaya Gone village, home to Pa-Oh, Shan and Inthar people and known in the region for rice wine production. Learn the process of distillation local way and then sample some of the local brew if you wish. Learn also how villagers produce authentic local products such as pottery, bamboo ware, sugar cane, weaving, fishery products and much more without the help of electricity. Roam around the ruins and Shan style pagoda complex of 17th century. Enjoy your picnic lunch. Overnight stay in Inle Lake.
In the morning, transfer back to Heho airport for Yangon flight. Upon arrival, the marking point for nice walking is on the strand road, near STRAND HOTEL and CENTRAL POST. Go on walking to PANSODAN JETTY and see how people load and unload things for trading by the famous river port. Walk pass many local shops of the busy city and Yangon’s somehow Dickensian colonial buildings.
Some are yellow and green with age and mosses but still impressive. Discover gold shops in Shwe Bontha Street and observe how people love gold in order to save money in Myanmar. There are important administrative buildings such as HIGH COURT and CITY HALL. Visit SULE PADOGA, dating back over 2000 years. Walk up to BOGYOKE (SCOTTS) MARKET where you will find hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores (closed on Mondays and on public holidays).
Until the late afternoon time is at your disposal, then set out for SHWEDAGON PAGODA complete your Myanmar impressions with a visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments.
· 3*** (7 Nights) Accommodation in shared twin rooms with daily breakfast
· All entrance fees
· Transfers and tours with English speaking stationed guides
· Transportation by good A/C private car.
· Boat Fares
· Porter charges
· Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
· All domestic Flights Mentioned
· Travel insurance
· Meals not mentioned
· International Airfare
· Visa fee for Myanmar
· Compulsory Christmas Eve dinner and New Year Eve dinner will be advised at the time of booking.
· Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry etc.
· Services which are not mentioned in the program
RATES AND VALIDITY
All prices are in US$, and based on supplier’s tariffs at the time of putting the tours together. D&T Myanmar reserves the right to vary the cost of the tours, taxes, domestic airline prices if necessary by reason of currency fluctuation, component cost increase especially hotel rates or fuel surcharge. Once full payment has been received by D&T Myanmar, no surcharges in respect to currency fluctuation will be applied. D&T Myanmar cannot be held responsible for any service that we are unable to provide due to any particular component being unavailable.
All rates are quoted nett to travel agents in US Dollar at current rates of exchange and are subject to change without prior notice. Inclusions and exclusions in the tour packages are indicated at the end of each itinerary. Commonly our package tour rates include accommodation, transfers, and meals as mentioned in the itinerary and other tour related services in Myanmar. Our tour itineraries do not include domestic airfares (quoted separately), visa fees, international airfares, international airport taxes and expenses of a personal nature.
There can be variations in the size, standard and presentation of room and facilities within one hotel and this is beyond D&T Myanmar Myanmar control. Higher category of hotels or rooms can be arranged depending on the availability at the time of asking and there will be supplements for that. Please read the below mentioned cancellation policies very carefully and be aware that cancellation fees may be applicable and which will be fully charged accordingly.
There are seven domestic airlines operating in Myanmar. Namely, Golden Myanmar, Air Yadanarbon, Asian Wings, Air Kanbawza, Yangon Airways, Air Mandalay and Air Bagan. D&T Myanmar only uses these private companies as they operate according to international safety standards and offer international service. The airlines operate frequent flights to all major tourist destinations country wide and a constantly expanding air network with ATR-72, ATR-42 and Fokker 100 aircrafts. Baggage allowance on domestic flights is 20kg. Excess luggage can be left in Yangon hotels for collection on return from upcountry. Due to limited number of air craft’s, almost all flights leave very early from Yangon and often flight time changes in very short notice even during on tours.
D&T Myanmar provides the best available air-conditioned cars and coaches for all tours. Please be reminded though that due to the past import restrictions on new imports, cars & buses in Myanmar are much older compared to other countries in South East Asia. This situation as well as the laws is changing now rapidly and we hope to provide more new coaches of higher standard very soon. Car and buses in Yangon tend to be of better quality than in upcountry locations.
According to most suppliers in Myanmar, a minimum of 10% to 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your booking. Failure to pay deposit may result in withdrawal of confirmation.
D&T Myanmar reserves the right to re-arrange the order of any tour program, to cancel or substitute elements of any tour itinerary without notice, when local conditions require such changes. All itineraries depending on domestic flight confirmations are subject to changes. The customers at the destination are requested to pay all supplementary and extra costs that may occur due to these changes on the spot.
For children in the age between 2 and 12 years following discounts are granted:
- Child in shared adults’ room with extra bed: 15% of total package price
- Child in shared adults’ room without extra bed: 25% of total package price
- Child in shared twin room: No discount (child airfare only)
A maximum of two children per party is granted such a discount.
For children up to 2 year old
- Hotel Sharing the same bed with parents at Free of Charge
- Car Sitting on lap of parents at Free of Charge
- Airfare Between 25-30 % of adult domestic airfare depending on domestic airlines
For cancellation of confirmed reservations, the following cancellation fees on the whole package according to the case incurred will be charged. Special conditions, meaning more strict policy apply for cruises, beach resorts as well as for some hotels, mentioned separately.
FIT, 1 pax to 5 pax
60 days prior to arrival : 0 % cancellation fees
31 to 59 days prior to arrival : 50% cancellation fees
01 to 30 days prior to arrival : 100% cancellation feesGIT, 6 pax and above
90 days prior to arrival : 0 % cancellation fees
60 to 89 days prior to arrival : 25 % cancellation fees
31 to 59 days prior to arrival : 50% cancellation fees
01 to 30 days prior to arrival : 100% cancellation fees
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(8 Days / 7 Nights)