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Luxury Balloon Tour in Bagan

Balloons over Bagan is the only service that offers visitors an unparalleled aerial view of the region’s stunning landscape from a hot air balloon. It has been rated as the top activity for visitors to Bagan on travel website Tripadvisor and has been featured in numerous international travel publications, including the Weekend Journal of The Wall Street Journal. Being the only hot air balloon operator in Burma, Balloons over Bagan has a profitable track record as well as an impeccable safety record since its inception 13 years ago. It has established itself as a symbol of the exotic travel experience in Burma, as ridership numbers continue to grow annually. Welcome toLuxury balloon tour in Bagan.

Tour Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Tour Type: Easy luxury tour
Cities: Yangon,  Bagan, Mandalay,Inle Lake
Price: From US$ …/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary

Day by Day Tours

VACACIÓN-DE-LUJO-A-BIRMANIA-Y-CRUCERO-10-DÍAS-9-NOCHESDay 1 Arrival in Yangon by flight
Day 2 Yangon to Bagan by flight
Day 3 Bagan by car
Day 4 Bagan – Heho – Inle lake by flight
Day 5 Inle – Indein – Inle by boat
Day 6 Inle – Heho – Yangon by flight

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 Arrival in Yangon by flight

Upon arrival in Yangon, you will receive a warm welcome of our tour guide and he will help you transfer to the hotel for check-in. Firstly, we drive one around Yangon city to contemplate the colonial style buildings, the Chinatown area and the Indian quarter. Then we will stop at Sule Zedi where a sacred hair relic of Lord Buddha and other relics are enshrined. Our second stop is Chaukhtatgy Temple which has one of the biggest and most graceful Reclining Buddha statues in South East Asia. Afterward, we boat alongside Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake to take some photos before moving ahead to Shwedagon Pagoda. Shwedagon Pagoda is the most popular and well-known pagoda in Yangon. It is a great cone-shaped Buddhist monument that crowns a hill about one mile north of the Cantonment. Annually, many Myanmar people come here to pray and make offerings. Stay overnight in Yangon.

Day 2 Yangon to Bagan by flight

After a morning flight from Yangon Airport, we will have a full day of sightseeing Bagan. Home to more than 2000 temples, Bagan’s beauty and historical significance is unsurpassed. To start the day, we visit Shwezigon pagoda- the most important reliquary Shrine in Bagan, a centre of Prayer and reflection for the new Theravada faith King Anawarahta. Then we move to Kansitta “Cave” temple which served as a place of lodging for monks. Its long dark corridors are painted with murals, some of which depict the Mongul soldiers. Equally beautiful, Gubyaukgyi “cave” temple is famous for fine frescoes of “jataka tales”. Our last stop in the morning is Htilominlo – the last Bamar style temple built in Bagan, with old murals and friezes.

In the afternoon, we will explore Ananda Temple which is considered to be one of the most surviving masterpieces of the Mon architecture and also known as the finest, largest, best preserved of the Bagan temples. Next, we will visit Dhamayangyi – a massive-looking temple dating from end of 12th century. The temple has long been famous for its interlocking mortar less brickwork. Afterward, we head to Mingalarzedi pagoda lying close to the Ayeyrwaddy River bank. Because of being built in the late period before the kingdom’s decline, the pagoda represents the final flowering of Bagan’s architectural skills.

To complete the day, we visit Shwesandaw Stupa to enjoy the beautiful sunset and get an overview of Bagan’s temples and the poetic Ayeyarwady River.

Day 3 Bagan by car

In the early morning, we take a sunrise flight over the plains of Bagan. From above looking down, Bagan is beautiful as a watercolor picture. Along two banks of the gentle Ayeyarwady River are small villages hiding in the bamboo trees. The top of golden pagodas glistens under the sunlight. The flight surely gives you interesting and unheard-of experience of the country of Myanmar.

We can spend the rest of the day exploring the temples on lands

Stay overnight in Bagan.

Day 4 Bagan – Heho – Inle lake by flight

In the early morning, we take a flight to Heho. From here, we drive to Inle Lake via the Beautiful landscape of Shan state and make check- in hotel procedure. Our hotel is located on the surface of Inle Lake by a motorized boat.

Before moving to some highlights of Inle Lake, we will boat around the Lake to get its overall view. Inle Lake has long been considered “Nenice of Myanmar”. On the surface of the lake, you can see floating villages, floating gardens, floating markets, several traditional villages such as forging, weaving and so on. The most special sight on Inle Lake is floating gardens where the local use the water hyacinth combining with seaweed on the bottom of the lake to keep the soil to grow more vegetables such as tomatoes, mint……. . Up and down the lake have many temples, monasteries with golden pinnacles brightening on the sunlight.

Our first stop is Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda where houses the five Buddha images. These images are covered with gold in order to make visitors not be able to see the original form. Leave Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, we continue to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery to see well- trained jumping cats, before turning back to your hotel

Stay overnight on Inle Lake.

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Floating village on Inle Lak, Burma

Day 5 Inle  – Indein – Inle by boat

Breakfast at your resort

This morning, we will enjoy boat trip over the lake and cruise long the small stream to one of the most unique market on Inle lake which happens 5 days in different villages in Inlayarea : the Indein market. There is no better chance to behold the scene of Pa-O, Padang tribes in their traditional dresses.

Our guide will offer you some visit to local habitat of Pa-O people in Indein.

Back to your resort for your relaxation and enjoy the sunset.

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Indein Temples, Inle Lake, Burma

Day 6 Inle – Heho – Yangon by flight

After breakfast at hotel, we will transfer back to Heho and take a flight to Yangon. At Intel’ Yangon Airport, we fly back to home countries.

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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.

Happy Travelling with S.E.A WANDER ASIA!

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