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Burma Water Festival Tour

Burma Water (Thingyan) Festival is the Burmese New Year Festival and usually falls on mid-April, about April 13 or 16. It is a Buddhist festival celebrated throughout the country over a period of four to five days commencing in the new year. Formerly the dates of the Thingyan festival are calculated according to the traditional Burma lunisolar calendar and but now have fixed Roman calendar (13 to 16 April) equivalent – it often coincides with Easter. The dates of the festival are observed as the most important public holiday throughout Burma and are part of the summer holidays at the end of the school year. Water-throwing or dousing one another from any shape or form of vessel or device that delivers water is the distinguishing feature of this festival and may be done on the first four days of the festival. However, in most parts of Burma, it does not begin in earnest until the second day. Thingyan Festival is comparable to other new year festivities in Theravada Buddhist areas of Southeast Asia such as Lao New Year, Cambodian New Year and Songkrann Thailand. Come and join our Burma Water Festival Tour and experience the joyful atmosphere of my country.

Tour Duration: 07 days 6 nights
Start: Yangon – Finish: Yangon
Tour Type: Cultural
Tour Operates: Not regular
Activity Level: Easy
Tour Route: Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay
Price: From US$ /person

Day by Day Tours

yangon-bagan-mandalayDay 1 Yangon arrival
Day 2 Yangon – Mandalay
Day 3 Mandalay – Yangon – Bago
Day 4 Yangon City Tour
Day 5 Yangon – Water Festival
Day 6 Yangon – Water Festival
Day 7 Yangon Departure

Tour Prices (US$/person)

Group of 02 persons  : OnRequest
Group of 04 persons  : OnRequest

Important notes:
Surcharge in Peak Times eg: Christmas, New Year Eve, and Water festival may be applicable.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation: A/C
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Water on tour
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Service charges and taxes 10%

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • International Flights
  • Other transfer not mentioned
  • Tips for guides, driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Visa arrangement
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DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1 Yangon arrival

Arrive Yangon by International flight. Transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Yangon.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 2 Yangon – Mandalay

After breakfast, transfer to airport for Yangon to Mandalay by domestic flight.
On arrival, begin your Mandalay sightseeing, ahead to 200 year old Ubein teak bridge, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital. After lunch at a good restaurant in Mandalay, experience the sight and sounds of Mandalay including one of the most revered religious monuments in Myanmar, the Mahamuni Image; the Silk Weaving Industry; tapestry workshop; the Shwenandaw Monastery – a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw – the world’s largest book , make of marble. At the evening, sunset from Mandalay Hill, a vantage point for panoramic view of the city.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 3 Mandalay – Yangon – Bago

Transfer to Airport for domestic flight to Yangon. Arrive Yangon and proceed to Bago . On the way, Enjoy with water splashing Festival and sightseeing; the Shwemawdaw Pagoda – the highest pagoda in Myanmar , Shwethalyaung Pagoda – another biggest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar built during 9th century, Kyeik Pun Pagoda – four gigantic Buddha images. After sightseeing, return back to Yangon.

Day 4 Yangon City Tour

After breakfast, Enjoy with water splashing Festival.  After lunch at Yangon sightseeing at Shwedagon Pagoda – one of the wonders of the World; Chaukhtatgyi reclining Buddha image – a colossal reclining Buddha Image; Sule Pagoda – in the city centre;  downtown & Chinatown.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 5 Yangon – Water Festival

Enjoy with water splashing Festival
Overnight at Hotel

Day 6 Yangon – Water Festival

Enjoy with water splashing Festival
Overnight at Hotel

Day 7 Yangon Departure

Transfer to Yangon International Airport for International flight.  End your Burma Water Festival Tour

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Tour Prices (US$/person)

Group of 02 persons  : OnRequest
Group of 04 persons  : OnRequest

Important notes:
Surcharge in Peak Times eg: Christmas, New Year Eve, and Water festival may be applicable.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation: A/C
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Water on tour
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Service charges and taxes 10%

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • International Flights
  • Other transfer not mentioned
  • Tips for guides, driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Visa arrangement
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Essential Notes

Passports and Visas

The first thing goes first. You definitely must obtain valid VISA in order to travel into any country and so is Myanmar (Burma). Unless your country is in VISA exemption list, it is your responsibility to get valid VISA before arrival. There are two ways to get Myanmar VISA:

  • Go to Myanmar Embassies and Consulates in your home country and you will be guided procedure. You may want to check the list of countries where Myanmar has embassies and consulate offices by clicking here.
  • Obtain VISA On Arrival (VOA). For tourists coming from countries has no Myanmar Diplomatic Rep offices, you can obtain VOA online via www.myanmarevisa.gov.mm – the official portal for VOA by Myanmar government. The portal launched in Sep 01, 2014 and took its pilot operation for a month. Providing you encounter any issue, please contact us for support.

Climate & Clothing

Generally speaking, Myanmar is a tropical country with rather hot weather. Sometimes in year or in some Northern places, temperature cools down but not that can be called cold. Roughly saying that the best time to travel Myanmar is from Oct to March due to dry and cool season. Other months, however, you may get very nice deals of promotion.For clothing: comfortable clothes, absolutely. We suggest you should take at least one long pan, a long skirt and a sleeve top because we will visit some religious site and many of them require proper code of dress.All of temples and pagodas require you enter with bare feet. A pair of sandals is highly recommended.

Cell Phones & Calling Cards

You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. Myanmar service is dominated by the GMS technology standard, while some of the world such as U.S uses the incompatible CDMA standard. We suggest that you should check carefully or you may incur high international roaming fees.We said previously “the SIM card in Myanmar is not very popular and still quite expensive”. But now, forget it! SIM cards in Myanmar now are cheap and easy to buy in any main city as cheap as about US$ 02 each. Cell phones, even smart phones are available on sales widely.

Making Telephone Calls from One Country to Another

When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country’s Exit Code + destination Country Code + Phone Number. Country Code of Myanmar is 95.

Wireless Internet Access

Passengers traveling with WiFi enabled devices (such as a personal computer, smartphone, tablet, or digital audio player) may be able to connect to the internet via a wireless network access point (or hotspot). Wifi is now popular in most hotels from three stars up. Most of them are supplying Free Wifi but some may incur extra charges. We suggest you should ask the receptionist before.

Cards and Currency

Myanmar’s national currency, the KYAT (pronounced chat, abbreviated in MMK) is divided into the following banknotes: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500 and K1000.We once said “ATMs are still very hard to come” but from my latest inspection of Myanmar, the country now starts using ATMs. Most three stars hotels up often have at least one AMT machine right at their lobbies. Main hotels now accepts credit cards payment.Anyway, we suggest you should bring with some cashes just in case. Local buying there accept Burmese and US dollars widely. However please pay at attention when bring US notes with you:

  • The US$ notes must be new.
  • The US$ notes torn, marked, folded will not be accepted.
  • The US$ notes having series before 2003 backward may not accepted.

You are allowed to bring up to US$ 5000 in cash per person to enter Myanmar.

Trip Preparation

A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. We suggest you should taking a checklist below:

  • Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you.
  • Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order.
  • We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. If you lose the originals while traveling, you’ll have copies for easier reporting and replacement.
  • You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names.
  • We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock.
  • Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage.

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