Tour / Myanmar / 13D12N Myanmar on Rail & Road

13D12N Myanmar on Rail & Road (Code : MY-S-01)

Validity :

01 June till 31 December 2010

Market Region :

Worldwide
*Legend : TWN - Twin, TRP - Triple
*All Rate Quoted in USD    
13D / 12N (USD) Per Pax
 
Class Hotel Room Type Location
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TRP
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A
Thamada Hotel Superior Yangon
1542
1281
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Panorama Hotel Superior Yangon
Central Hotel Yangon Superior Yangon
Treasure Hotel Superior Mandalay
Emerald Land Inn Standard Mandalay
Hotel Kaday Aung Superior Bagan
Kumudara Hotel Superior Bagan
Kaytumadi Dynasty Superior Bagan
Popa Mountain Resort Superior Mount Popa
Dream Villa Hotel Standard (No Extra Bed)
Kalaw
Golden Island Cottages I Standard Bungalow Inle Lake
Golden Island Cottages II Standard Bungalow Inle Lake
Hupin Hotel Inle Khaung Daing Superior Inle Lake
B
Summit Parkview Hotel Superior Yangon
1649
1389
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Hotel Yangon Deluxe [Worldwide and Japanese Mkt except Asian Mkt]
Yangon
Emerald Land Inn Superior Mandalay
Mandalay Swan Hotel Standard Mandalay
Mandalay City Hotel Superior Mandalay
Kumudara Hotel Junior Suite Bagan
Thazin Garden Hotel Superior Bagan
Aye Yar River View Hotel Superior Bagan
Myanmar Treasure Resort Superior Bagan
Popa Mountain Resort Superior Mount Popa
Hill Top Villa Superior Kalaw
Pine Hill Resort Superior Kalaw
Hupin Hotel Inle Khaung Daing Cottage Inle Lake
Golden Island Cottages I Superior Bungalow Inle Lake
Golden Island Cottages II Superior Bungalow Inle Lake
C
Parkroyal Hotel Superior [Worldwide and Japanese except Asian Mkt] Yangon
1993
1735
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Chatrium Hotel Yangon Superior [Worldwide and Japanese Mkt except Asian] Yangon
Sedona Hotel Yangon Superior Yangon
Mandalay Hill Resort Superior Palace View Mandalay
Sedona Hotel Mandalay Superior [Worldwide Except Asian Mkt] Mandalay
The Hotel at Tharabar Gate Superior Bagan
Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort Superior Bagan
Popa Mountain Resort Deluxe [Garden View] Mount Popa
Amara Resort Deluxe Kalaw
Inle Lake View Resort Deluxe Inle Lake
Inle Princess Resort Mountain View Chalet Inle Lake

Yangon

Bagan

Mount Popa

Itinerary

Day 1 YANGON

  • Arrival in Yangon
  • Transfer
  • Sightseeing in Yangon
    Yangon lies in the fertile delta of southern Myanmar, on the wide Yangon River. The city is filled with shaded boulevards, while shimmering stupas float above the treetops. The city became the capital only in 1885, when the British completed their conquest of Upper Myanmar and Mandalay's brief period as capital of the last Burmese kingdom ended.
  • Start the tour at the SULE PAGODA, a gleaming octagonal pagoda that stands squarely at the centerpoint of the city. Afterwards, visit the NATIONAL MUSEUM to gain an insight into Myanmar. See the eight meter high Sihasana Lion Throne, used by the last Burmese king, and other fascinating artifacts from Burmese history and culture. Finally, continue to the SHWEDAGON PAGODA, the highlight of any visit to Yangon. Towering over the city, this pagoda is the most sacred spot in the country, built to house eight hair relics of the Buddha. The Shwedagon and surrounding shrines are at their most beautiful during the sunset hour, as the golden stupa reflects the changing colors of twilight.
  • 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 2 MANDALAY (Breakfast Included)

  • Sightseeing in Yangon
  • 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 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 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.
  • Transfer
  • Flight from Yangon to Mandalay
  • Transfer
  • Overnight in Mandalay

Day 3 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 4 MANDALAY (Breakfast Included)

  • Excursion to Amarapura, Sagaing, and Inwa (Ava)
    This day tour visits three former royal capitals, each with its own unique atmosphere. In the morning, drive to AMARAPURA, and visit MAHAGANDAYON MONASTERY; every day at mid-morning, monks and novices line up to receive their daily offering of alms and food from faithful Buddhists. Next, head to SAGAING, the spiritual center of Myanmar. Hundreds of stupas, monasteries, temples and nunneries are to be found in Sagaing Hill, sometimes known as a living Bagan. Thousands of monks and nuns retreat here for meditation and contemplation. Stop at some of the most famous temples, such as TUPAYON PAYA and HSINMYASHIN PAYA (the Pagoda of Many Elephants).
  • Cross the river by ferry to INWA, situated on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. Once a royal capital, Inwa is now a quiet rural oasis. Enjoy a leisurely HORSECART RIDE around the peaceful countryside, briefly visiting BAGAYA KYAUNG, a beautiful teak wood monastery, MAHA AUNGME BOZAN KYANG, and NAN MYINT TOWER. On the way, stop and observe how local artisans make the famous alms bowls out of iron. Finally, return to AMARAPURA, to end the day at U BEIN’S BRIDGE, a picturesque teak bridge which extends over one kilometer across Taungthaman Lake. At dusk, the bridge teems with monks and local people as they stroll home or linger to enjoy the colors of the sunset.
  • Overnight in Mandalay

Day 5 MANDALAY (Breakfast Included)

  • Excursion to Pyin Oo Lwin
    Journey northeast along Highway 3 parallel to the railway line. The journey is across the plains, then up the twisting road into the hills. At the halfway mark one passes View Point, which has spectacular views.
  • Originally a Shan Danu village. A legacy of the influx of South Asians during the British colonial era is that Pyin Oo Lwin is home to around 5,000 Nepalis and 10,000 Indians. For many years it was a British hill station as due to the altitude, even at the height of the hot season, it is pleasantly cool and the air is fresh.
  • BOTANICAL GARDEN: Colonel May used Turkish prisoners of war to develop this 237-acre botanical garden during WWII. The garden features wide expanses of manicured grass, large flower beds, natural forest, rose gardens and an orchid house.
  • PURCELL TOWER: this clock tower near the town entrance was a present from Queen Victoria, who offered an identical tower to Cape Town in South Africa.
  • NAUNG KAN GYL PAYA: located at the top of a hill, there are good views of the town from here.
  • CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: a 100-year-old church south of the central area which features a large brick sanctuary with a belltower and cruciform floor plan. The vaulted wooden ceilings and well appointed interior are impressive.
  • PEIKCHIN CAVES: This large Hindu-Buddhist shrine cave was developed by local Nepalis and is adorned with modern Buddha images and models of Myanmar’s most famous pagodas.
  • Overnight in Mandalay

Day 6 BAGAN (Breakfast Included)

  • By vehicle from Mandalay to Bagan
  • Overnight in Bagan

Day 7 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 8 MOUNT POPA (Breakfast Included)

  • Continue sightseeing from previous day
  • By vehicle from Bagan to Mount Popa
  • Sightseeing at Mount Popa
    MOUNT POPA: A curiously cylindrical hill rising sharply from the surrounding plain, Mount Popa is considered to be the home of Myanmars most important nats (spirits). Visitors ascend up a winding covered staircase encircling the mountain, observed by the curious monkeys that populate the area. At the top is a monastery and temple complex, with shrines to the 37 nats and a spectacular view over the region.
  • Overnight in Mount Popa

Day 9 KALAW (Breakfast Included)

  • By vehicle from Mount Popa to Kalaw
  • Overnight in Kalaw

Day 10 INLE LAKE (Breakfast Included)

  • By train from Kalaw to Shwe Nyaung, continuing by vehicle to Inle Lake
  • Transfer by boat
  • Overnight in Inle Lake

Day 11 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 12 YANGON (Breakfast Included)

  • Transfer by boat
  • By vehicle from Inle Lake to Heho
  • Flight from Heho to Yangon
  • Transfer
  • Overnight in Yangon

Day 13 YANGON (Breakfast Included) .

  • Transfer
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  • All transfers within the journey, including pick-up at airport
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  • All entrance fees
  • English, French or German speaking guides (other languages available upon request)
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  • Room service
  • Insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Any Airport taxes
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Child Policy
  • Child with bed
    • Under 2 years - FOC
    • under 12 years - 70% of Twin Rate
Important Note
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  • 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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