Tour / Myanmar / 11D10N Myanmar Explorer

11D10N Myanmar Explorer (Code : MY-T-18)

Validity :

01 June till 31 December 2010

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*Legend : TWN - Twin, TRP - Triple
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Class Hotel Room Type Location
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A
Thamada Hotel Superior Yangon
1415
1175
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Panorama Hotel Superior Yangon
Central Hotel Yangon Superior Yangon
Golden Island Cottages I Standard Bungalow Inle Lake
Golden Island Cottages II Standard Bungalow Inle Lake
Hupin Hotel Inle Khaung Daing Superior Inle Lake
Dream Villa Hotel Standard (No Extra Bed)
Kalaw
Treasure Hotel Superior Mandalay
Emerald Land Inn Standard Mandalay
Monywa Hotel Standard Monywa
Monywa Hotel Standard Triple [3SGL Real Beds] Monywa
Hotel Kaday Aung Superior Bagan
Kumudara Hotel Superior Bagan
Kaytumadi Dynasty Superior Bagan
B
Summit Parkview Hotel Superior Yangon
1528
1288
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Hotel Yangon Deluxe [Worldwide and Japanese Mkt except Asian Mkt]
Yangon
Hupin Hotel Inle Khaung Daing Cottage Inle Lake
Golden Island Cottages I Superior Bungalow Inle Lake
Golden Island Cottages II Superior Bungalow Inle Lake
Hill Top Villa Superior Kalaw
Pine Hill Resort Superior Kalaw
Emerald Land Inn Superior Mandalay
Mandalay Swan Hotel Standard Mandalay
Mandalay City Hotel Superior Mandalay
Win Unity Resort Hotel Superior Monywa
Kumudara Hotel Junior Suite Bagan
Thazin Garden Hotel Superior Bagan
Aye Yar River View Hotel Superior Bagan
Myanmar Treasure Resort Superior Bagan
C
Parkroyal Hotel Superior [Worldwide and Japanese except Asian Mkt] Yangon
1773
1535
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Chatrium Hotel Yangon Superior [Worldwide and Japanese Mkt except Asian] Yangon
Sedona Hotel Yangon Superior Yangon
Inle Lake View Resort Deluxe Inle Lake
Inle Princess Resort Mountain View Chalet Inle Lake
Amara Resort Deluxe Kalaw
Mandalay Hill Resort Superior Palace View Mandalay
Sedona Hotel Mandalay Superior [Worldwide Except Asian Mkt] Mandalay
Win Unity Resort Hotel Superior Monywa
The Hotel at Tharabar Gate Superior Bagan
Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort Superior Bagan

Inle Lake

Monywa

Bagan

Itinerary

Day 1 YANGON

  • Arrival in Yangon
  • Transfer
  • Overnight in Yangon

Day 2 INLE LAKE (Breakfast Included)

  • Transfer
  • Flight from Yangon to Heho
  • By vehicle from Heho to Inle Lake
  • Transfer by boat
  • Excursion by canoe through the canals to visit various villages on the lake
    Nestled among the Shan Mountains, are the glassy blue waters of Inle Lake. The lake has a magical atmosphere, making visitors feel calm and relaxed. Taking a boat trip along the lake to see local life with opportunity to see the way that fisherman row their boats while standing on one leg. Enjoy visiting various villages on the lake.
  • Overnight in Inle Lake

Day 3 INLE LAKE (Breakfast Included)

  • Excursion by boat on Inle Lake
    INLE LAKE: Inle Lake, located in Shan State, is beautiful, with very calm waters dotted with patches of floating vegetation and fishing canoes. High hills rim the lake on all sides. The lake's shore and islands bear 17 villages on stilts, mostly inhabited by the Intha people. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and observe the skilled fisherman using their leg-rowing technique to propel themselves around the lake. Visit the floating gardens, a market and a Intha village around the lake (please note that no markets take place on full moon or new moon days). The day sightseeing also includes a visit to the PHAUNG DAW OO PAGODA, INN PAW KHON VILLAGE (Lotus and silk weaving) and the NGA PHE KYAUNG MONASTERY.
  • Overnight in Inle Lake

Day 4 KALAW (Breakfast Included)

  • Transfer by boat
  • By vehicle from Inle Lake to Shwe Nyaung, continuing by train to Kalaw
  • Sightseeing in Kalaw with a light trek to nearby villages
    Popular hill station in the British days, Kalaw sits high on the western edge of the Shan Plateau. It is still a peaceful and quiet place with an atmosphere reminiscent of the colonial era. The small population is a mix of Shan, Indian Muslim, Bamar and Nepali.
  • THEIN TAUNG PAYA: temple perched on the hill overlooking the Thazi-Taunggyi Road.
  • AUNG CHANG THA ZEDI: glittering stupa (Buddhist religious monument) covered in gold-coloured mosaics.
  • DHAMMA YON: a two-storey temple which from upstairs has fair views of the town, Dhamma Yanthi Paya and the ruins of the Hsu Taung Pye Paya.
  • HSU TAUNG PYE PAYA: ruins and now a field of crumbling stupas behind the Dhamma Yon towards the Kalaw Hotel.
  • NEE PAYA: located west of the town, it features a gold lacquered bamboo Buddha.
  • CHRIST THE KING CHURCH: a brick Catholic church under the supervision of the Burmese Father Paul, and the Italian Father Angelo Di Meo, who have been in Myanmar since 1931. The Christ figure over the altar came from Italy, and Father Angelo painted the mural background.
  • TREKKING: the plateau near Kalaw is inhabited by people of the Palaung and Pao tribes. Intha, Shan, Taungthu, Taung-yo, Danu. Kayah, Danaw and Bamar people occupy the mountains to the north and east. One of the main sources of income is the cultivation of 'thanaq-hpeq' (a large leaf used to wrap Burmese cigars).
  • Overnight in Kalaw

Day 5 MANDALAY (Breakfast Included)

  • By vehicle from Kalaw to Heho with sightseeing at Pindaya
    PINDAYA CAVES: these caves are ensconced in a limestone ridge overlooking the lake. Inside the cavern there are more than 8000 Buddha images - made from alabaster, teak, marble, brick, lacquer and cement - and are arranged in such a way as to form a labyrinth throughout the various cave chambers.
  • Flight from Heho to Mandalay
  • Transfer
  • Overnight in Mandalay

Day 6 MANDALAY (Breakfast Included)

  • Sightseeing in Mandalay
    The last capital of royal Burma, Mandalay is still one of the largest cities in Myanmar, and a cultural and spiritual center. Neighboring Sagaing is home to over sixty percent of the country's monks, while the artisans of Mandalay continue to turn out the finest crafts in Myanmar. In the morning, head to MAHAMUNI PAYA. The Mahamuni image enshrined here is perhaps the most venerated image in Myanmar, covered in over 15 cm of gold leaf. Worshippers flock daily to the shrine at four in the morning to observe the unique face-washing ceremony. Enroute to the pagoda, stop to observe the laborious process of GOLD-LEAF BEATING, where gold is painstakingly hammered into tissue-thin squares. Before breaking for lunch, visit a CRAFT WORKSHOP specializing in one of the arts for which the city is famous: bronze-casting, marble-carving, wood-carving, or puppetry.
  • The afternoon's tour includes some of the city's most interesting temples and palaces. Begin at SHWENANDAW KYAUNG, or the Golden Teak Monastery. Built entirely of golden teak, this intricately carved wooden monastery was once part of the Mandalay Palace, used as private apartments by King Mindon and his chief queen.
  • Continue to KYAUKAWGYI PAYA, famous for its monumental seated Buddha, carved from a single block of marble, and the elegant SANDAMANI PAYA. Finally, visit KUTHODAW PAYA, known also as the world s biggest book. Around the central stupa are miniature pavilions, each housing a slab of marble. Numbering altogether 729, these slabs are inscribed with the entire Tripitkata, or Buddhist scriptures.
  • Overnight in Mandalay

Day 7 MONYWA (Breakfast Included)

  • By vehicle from Mandalay to Monywa
  • Excursion to the Pow Win Daung Caves
    Cross the Chindwin River by local ferry and continue westwards towards the Pow Win Daung caves by open jeep.
  • POW WIN DAUNG: this mountain contains a series of caves set in the hillside along a meandering path and contains Buddha images and beautifully preserved murals dating from the 14th-16th centuries.
  • SHWE BA TAUNG PAYA. Shrines and pavilions are carved into the sandstone hillside here, colorfully decorated with mosaics and Buddha images. Whimsical sculptures adorn the path and walls, such as a giant golden frog sitting by the road or an elephant carved to form a temple doorway.
  • Overnight in Monywa

Day 8 BAGAN (Breakfast Included)

  • Sightseeing in Monywa
    MONYWA: situated on the eastern bank of the Chindwin River, Monywa is now the second biggest town in Upper Myanmar and serves as a major trade center for agricultural produce from the surrounding Chindwin Valley, especially beans, pulses and palm sugar.
  • THANBODDHAY PAYA: Every spare surface of this temple, inside and out, is covered with thousands of miniature Buddha images (almost 600,000 altogether); the cumulative effect is spectacularly colorful.
  • BODDHI TATAUNG: A grove of banyan trees with a Buddha image at the base of each one.
  • By vehicle from Monywa to Pakkoku
  • Sightseeing in Pakkoku
    Explore the bustling town of Pakokku, with a visit (perhaps by trishaw) to the local market and a stop to the cheroot factory, where visitors can observe the manufacture of this typical kind of mild Burmese cigar.
  • By boat from Pakkoku to Bagan
  • Transfer
  • Overnight in Bagan

Day 9 BAGAN (Breakfast Included)

  • Sightseeing in Bagan
    Bagan is a spectacular plain stretching away from the Ayeyarwaddy River, dotted with thousands of 800-year old temple ruins. Although human habitation at Bagan dates back almost to the beginning of the Christian era, Bagan only entered its golden period with the conquest of Thaton in 1057 AD.
  • SHWEZIGON PAYA: King Anawrahta started the construction of the Schwezigon Pagoda to enshrine some relicts of Buddha. The construction was finished by his successor, King Kyansittha between 1086 and1090. Originally the Shwezigon Pagoda marked the northern end of the city of Bagan. The stupa's graceful bell shape became a prototype for virtually all later stupas over Myanmar.
  • GUBYAUKHYI TEMPLE at Wetkyi-Inn: This Temple was built in the early 13th Century and repaired in 1468. The great colorful painting about the previous life of Buddha and the distinguished architecture make this temple an interesting site for a visit. This temple is not to be confounded with the Gubyaukgyi Temple in Myinkabe.
  • ANANDA PAHTO: one of the finest, largest, best preserved and most revered of the Bagan temples. Thought to have been built around 1105 by King Kyanzittha, this perfectly proportioned temple heralds the stylistic end of the Early Bagan period and the beginning of the Middle period.
  • GUBYAUKGYI TEMPLE at Myinkaba: Built in 1113 by Kyanzittha son Rajakumar, this temple is famous for its well-preserved Stuccos from the 12th century on the outside walls. The magnificent paintings date from the original construction of the temple and are considered to be the oldest original paintings in Bagan.
  • MANUHA TEMPLE: The Manuha Temple was built in 1059 by King Manuha, the King of Thaton, who was brought captive to Bagan by King Anawrahta. It enshrines the unusual combination of 3 seated and one reclining image Buddha. It is said that this temple was built by Manuha to express his displeasure about his captivity in Bagan.
  • SHWESANDAW PAYA: In 1057 King Anawrahta built this Pagoda following his conquest of Thaton. This is the first monument in Bagan, which features stairways leading up from the square bottom terraces to the round base of the Stupa. This Pagoda is ideal to watch Bagan's magnificent sunsets.
  • LACQUERWARE WORKSHOP: the villages around Bagan are known for producing the finest lacquerware in Myanmar. Stop by one of the workshops and learn about the painstaking process of laquerware making and decoration.
  • Overnight in Bagan

Day 10 YANGON (Breakfast Included)

  • Transfer
  • Flight from Bagan to Yangon
  • Transfer
  • Sightseeing in Yangon
  • Visit Chaukhtatgyi Paya
    The reclining Buddha at Chaukhtatgyi is almost as large as the enormous figure in Bago. It's housed in a large metal-roofed shed on Shwegondaing Lan, only short distance north-east beyond the Shwedagon Paya. Surprisingly,this huge figure is little known and hardly publicised at all- if you can't go to Bago to see the Shwethalyaung, then don't miss this colossal image.
  • Visit Sule Pagoda
    SULE PAGODA: this 48 meter high golden dome was used by the British as the nucleus of their grid pattern for the city when it was rebuilt in the 1880s. The pagoda's peculiarity is its octagonal-shaped stupa, which retains its shape as it tapers to the spire.
  • Visit Botataung Pagoda
    BOTATAUNG PAGODA: this paya was named after the 1000 military leaders who escorted relics of the Buddha brought from India over 2000 years ago. This ancient monument was completely destroyed during WWII. It was then rebuilt in a very similar style to its predecessor, but the zedi is hollow and one can walk through it.
  • Visit Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market (closed on Mondays)
    BOGYOKE AUNG SAN MARKET: also known as Scott Market, this building contains over 2000 stalls and is the best place in Yangon to browse through the complete range of local handicrafts.
  • Visit Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset
    SHWEDAGON PAGODA: the highlight of any visit to Yangon, this pagoda towers over the city and is the most sacred spot in the country, built to house eight hair relics of the Buddha. The Shwedagon and surrounding shrines are particularly beautiful during the sunset hour, as the golden stupa reflects the changing colors of twilight.
  • Overnight in Yangon

Day 11 YANGON (Breakfast Included)

  • Transfer
Price for Package above inclusive of
  • Accommodation and meals as described (please note that some hotels provide only CBF)
  • All transfers within the journey, including pick-up at airport
  • Economy class flights
  • All entrance fees
  • English, French or German speaking guides (other languages available upon request)
  • For Vietnam: Visa-approval letter
Price for Package above exclude the following
  • Tippings
  • Room service
  • Insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Any Airport taxes
  • Other personal expenses
Child Policy
  • Child with bed
    • Under 2 years - FOC
    • under 12 years - 70% of Twin Rate
Important Note
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  • For bookings of roundtrip or module packages, we will confirm one of the hotels mentioned above according to the selected category
  • Please note that compulsory gala dinners and peak season surcharges may apply during peak periods surrounding the public holidays of Christmas and New Year - these surcharges will be confirmed at the time of booking
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