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Temptation of Burma

A beautiful discovery of Burma ( Myanmar ) with full sights and sounds. From stunning temples to ancient capitals, from lush Inle Lake to relaxing Ngapali beach, from smiling Thanakha welcomes to rustic local villages and colonial heritages, the tour exposes the most impressive parts of Burma.

Tour length: 12 days / 11 nights
Tour type: Classic tour
Visiting sites: Yangon, Inle Lake, Sagar, Mandalay, Pyn Oo Lwin, Bagan, Popa
Price: from $ 1.900 / person applied for private tour of 2 people
Physical level: easy sightseeing

Day by Day Tours

yangon-inle-mandalay-baganDay 1 Arrival in Yangon
Day 2 Yangon city tour
Day 3 Yangon – Inle Lake sightseeing
Day 4 Inle Lake – Sagar – Inle lake
Day 5  Inle Lake – Indein Market & Village – Mandalay
Day 6 Mandalay – Mingun – Royal Palace
Day 7 Mandalay ancient capitals
Day 8 Mandalay – Pyn Oo Lwin – Bagan
Day 9 Bagan sightseeing
Day 10 Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan
Day 11 Bagan- Yangon
Day 12 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 Arrival in Yangon

Welcome to the golden land of Burma !

As you arrive in Yangon airport, our tour guide and driver will meet and greet you for your hotel transfer. Join us for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Yangon Hotel.  
Meal: Welcome dinner

Day 2 Yangon city tour

After breakfast, we start exploring the centre of Yangon with a guided walk through colonial buildings, Emmanuel Church, Sule Pagoda and enjoy a styled high tea in Strand hotel or mingle with local in the traditional Burmese tea shop.

In the afternoon, we continue your sightseeing from Chautatkhgyi pagoda, famed for the biggest reclining Buddha statue in Myanmar, followed by a pleasant walk in royal place where you will admire Karaweik Palace and the green park of Kandawgyi. The best part of this day is to capture Shwedagon pagoda, the biggest religious site, stuffed with gold, diamonds and scared Buddha stories.

Accommodation: Yangon Hotel.  Meal: breakfast

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Day 3 Yangon – Inle Lake sightseeing

This morning, we board a flight to Heho, you will enjoy a scenic drive to Nyang Shwe from where you will embark on a beautiful boat trip to explore the life of Intha people whose image exposes vividly through one leg rower.

Your time will be spent on exploring the traditional work of making boat, weaving silk, black smith and making cigar in Inle Lake. The boat will take you through different lush floating vegetation and get to know the local life.

Accommodation: Inle Lake Hotel.  Meal: breakfast

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Cruise through some houses built on stilts on Inle Lake, Myanmar

Day 4 Inle Lake – Sagar – Inle lake

Located on the southern bank of Inle, Sagar is home to the beautiful pagoda ruins which are unlike the rest of stupas or moments in Inle. These floating ruins along with scenic landscapes of Inle will make your travel today very enjoyable. On the way back, you are invited to visit some fishing village on the bank of Inle.

Return to your resort by boat.

Accommodation: Inle Lake hotel.  
Meal: breakfast

Day 5  Inle Lake – Indein Market & Village – Mandalay

We leave your resort this morning by boat to reach the rotating market of Indein which attracts different hill tribes in Shan State including Pa-O, Padaung, Intha people who come to the market in their traditional customs. Your guide will will demonstrate the uniqueness of Indein goods which are exposed in the fair.
After the market, we proceed to Indein ruin, the most famous site to experience the highlights of regional Buddhism then visit Pa O villages. Heading back to Heho for the flight to Mandalay.

Accommodation: Mandalay Hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 6 Mandalay – Mingun – Royal Palace

Start your sightseeing today with a board ride upstream to Mingun, home to Uncomplete Wall,Sandamuni pagoda and Mingun ringing bell. Our local expert will be pleased to introduce you the life ofpeople who live on the banks of Irrawaddy river.

In the afternoon, we will discover the royal Mandalay vestiges and relics covering imperial Palace, GoldenPalace Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda also known as the world biggest book.The highlight of this day is the panoramic sunset from the peak of Mandalay Hill

Accommodation: Mandalay Hotel.  
Meal: breakfast

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Kuthodaw pagoda, the biggest book in the world

Day 7 Mandalay ancient capitals

Venture outside the city to the Buddha land of Sagaing. This religion hub presents the education formonks with different level. After visiting Sagaing University, we will proceed to visit Buddha cave andKaunghmudaw Paya, Tupayon temple where you can enjoy the great view of Mandalay.This after noon we will travel to Amarapura to discover the Maha Ganayon Kyaung lake and the nearbymonastery. Enjoy a walk over U Bein bridge, the longest teak wood bridge in Myanmar.

Accommodation: Mandalay Hotel
Meal: breakfast

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Horse-cart in Ava, Mandalay, Myanmar

Day 8 Mandalay – Pyn Oo Lwin – Bagan

Take a scenic drive to Pyin Oo Lwin, the former British hill station of Maymyo. Visit local market and many reminders of typical brick and timber British houses and gardens. Continue to visit Botanical garden.

In the afternoon, enjoy a horse-cart ride through beautifully-landscaped gardens and the town. Our guide will introduce you the history and culture of Pyin Oo Lwin. Return to Mandalay for the flight to Bagan. Transfer to your hotel for leisure

Accommodation: Bagan Hotel.  
Meal: breakfast

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Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay, Myamar

Day 9 Bagan sightseeing

Enjoy your full day discovering the highlights of Bagan which consists of more than 2500 temples andpagodas. This archaeological site brings us to the scared history of ancient Bagan capital with thedevelopment of Buddhism.As we travel further into the land of temple spires, Htilomino, Gawdamgangyi, Ananda and Shwezigontemples will attract your sense of curiosity with a profound impression.The highlight of this day is the sunset from the second highest temple the Shwenandaw.

Accommodation: Bagan hotel.  
Meal: breakfast

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Bagan, Myanmar

Day 10 Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan

Leave Bagan in the morning for a drive to Popa where you will have chance to behold the stunning panoramic mountain view and see the impressive site of Popa Kalat, known as te most sacred site for meditation in Myanmar.

On the way back, we visit some Bagan lacquer centre where people produce the best lacquer items. Enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise on Irrawaddy river.

Accommodation: Bagan hotel.  
Meal: breakfast

Day 11 Bagan- Yangon

The day is left free for your own discovery of Bagan. Our guide will be available to suggest you some ideas of sightseeing if you prefer.

In late afternoon, we fly back to Yangon. Transfer to your hotel>

Accommodation: Yangon hotel.  
Meal: breakfast

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Another way to explore Bagan with E-bike

Day 12 Yangon Departure

Visit Scott market or Marble Buddha pagoda before you leave Yangon for your departure flight.

Accommodation: not available.  Meal: breakfast

To book this trip, please contact us or email to info@seawander.asia

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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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