13 days
Duration

Myanmar Family Holiday is a beautiful introduction to the country of Myanmar; allowing your family to try some great activities as mountain biking, horse riding, lake boating.
Your holiday kicks off with an interesting discovery of Yangon then heading north to the world of pagodas, the heritage site of Bagan. In this sacred place, your children will have chances to do horse riding, explore the sights with experience tour guide. Afterward, we head to Inle Lake for a pleasant visit to Indein and the habitat of Pa-O tribe. As you return to Yangon, we will do elephant riding then head to the coast where your family will enjoy the Thandwe river adventure and relax at Bengal Bay before returning home.

TOUR PRICE:   us$ On request – Twin shared in a Private Myanmar tour.
DEPART/RETURN LOCATION:  Yangon Myanmar (Burma)
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Experience the most highlighted attractions of Myanmar
  • Admire the architecture marvels of Bagan and Mandalay
  • Loose yourself in the stunning of pagodas and temples
  • Uncover the historic sites in Shan state
  • Learn vividly about Buddhism in Burma
  • Witness the incredible one-leg rowing fishermen – Inle
  • Discover colorful regional culture from south to north
  • Explore the true local life, hospitality
  • Immerse in magnificent landscapes
TOUR IN BRIEF

Day 01: Yangon arrival (D)
Day 02: Yangon city Tour (B)
Day 03: Yangon – Bagan sightseeing ( B)
Day 04: Bagan Horse riding ( B,D)
Day 05: Bagan – Inle Lake sightseeing ( B)
Day 06: Inle Lake family trekking ( B)
Day 07: Inle Lake – Indein market – Yangon ( B)
Day 08: Yangon – Myang Hay Wun Elephant camp(B)
Day 09: Elephant riding – Yangon (B,D)
Day 10: Yangon – Ngapali Beach (B)
Day 11: Thandwe River discovery – Ngapali Beach (B)
Day 12: Ngapali Beach – Yangon (B)
Day 13: Yangon departure ( B)

TOUR INCLUSIONS: 
English speaking guide. (Other languages upon request)
Private transfer with air-conditioning
Domestic flights mentioned in the itinerary
Meals indicated in the itinerary
Horseback riding in Bagan
Elephant riding in Yangon
Entrance fees
Boat trip for Bagan sunset, Mingun
Hotel rooms at twin-share basic
Water & Tissues
Service charge and Taxes
TOUR EXCLUSIONS:
 Visa Arrangement (now with Evisa)
 Drinks
Tips
Personal expenses
International flights
Others not mentioned

 

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Day 01: Yangon arrival (D)

Myanmar Tours Asia staff will welcome your family at Yangon airport, transfer to your hotel in downtown.
The remainder of the day is to clear the jetlag and get used to with the weather. Dinner will be highlighted with interesting cultural shows by Kandawgyi lake.

Day 02: Yangon city Tour (B)

Commence your sightseeing after breakfast with visit Yangon’s British heritages. We will enjoy a guided walk through Emmanuel Church, Inland water building and stop for tea time at Strand Hotel. After that, we will embark a style cyclo to explore China town then head to Shwedagon pagoda.
Shwedagon is the biggest religious site with numerous stupas and it features one of the best places to learn about Buddhism and enjoy the sunset in Burma vacation.

Day 03: Yangon – Bagan sightseeing ( B)

Leave Yagon for Bagan where you are welcomed by pagoda spires and lush palm plantation. Your sightseeing today covers all the outstanding pagodas that were built from XI to XIX century including Ananda, Gawdamgyi, Shwezigon.
During your visit, we offer a great lacquer producing demonstration and visit to Bagan archaeological museum which enables your children to learn more about our beautiful country.
Sunset from one of the highest temple peaks in Bagan.

Day 04: Bagan Horse riding ( B, D)

After breakfast, we head to horse riding club to start our off beaten track horse riding. With 5 hours on the horse back, you will have a good chance to interact with local people and behold the outstanding landscapes of Bagan that normal tourist may not have.
Interestingly, you are offered to taste some local special foods for lunch.
This evening, enjoy your dinner with a traditional puppet show.

Day 05: Bagan – Inle Lake sightseeing ( B)

A short flight from Bagan will bring you to Heho, the hub of Shan state. After a scenic ride to Nyang Shwe town, boarding a style motorised boat to tour Inle lake.
The highlights of your sightseeing today are Nam Pan stilt village, traditional lotus weaving, Karen long neck tribal interaction, blacksmiths, and other traditional workshops.
Rest at your leisure when the sunset comes.

Day 06: Inle Lake family trekking ( B)

Another day in Inle lake is filled up with an impressive trek from lakeside trails to mountain peaks. The trek enables you to behold the panorama of Inle and let your children understand about agriculture, local life.
On the way, we will drop by a school to support local teachers and students. Return to your resort by boat.

Day 07: Inle Lake – Indein market – Yangon ( B)

Indein market is a colourful fair, a rendezvous of many hill tribes who inhabits in different villages in Inle lake. It showcases the local lake catches and distinctive products that are made by local, specially Inle Cigar or silks. A short ride along the canals will take you to this interesting market before heading back to Yangon by flight.

Day 08: Yangon – Myang Hay Wun Elephant camp (B)  

Rise up for the driver to the countryside of Yangon. After 2,5 hours, we will arrive in Myang Hay Wun.
This afternoon, we will observe the elephant’s activities and do a sample short riding.

Day 09: Elephant riding – Yangon (B, D)

Spend half day on the elephant back to venture into the thick forest of Myang Hay Wun.
Return to Yangon in the afternoon and enjoy a visit to Thanlyn town. This place is very famous for the floating pagoda which situated in the middle of Yangon river.

Day 10: Yangon – Ngapali Beach (B)

Flying to Ngapali Beach in the morning.
The remainder of the day is free at your leisure.

Day 11: Thandwe River discovery – Ngapali Beach (B)

Depart from your resort to Thandwe town. Here, our guide will introduce you the way local people make tables from bamboo. As we arrive in Mon village, we will travel on boat downstream Thandwe river. Making stops at fishing villages and dry squid factory.
After lunch, we return to your beach resort.

Day 12: Ngapali Beach – Yangon (B)

Free at your leisure until our driver picks you up for your flight back to Yangon.

Day 13: Yangon departure ( B)

Free to explore the city or visit Scott market before leaving Yangon.
Our staff will see you off with Myanmar Tours Asia gifts.

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Myanmar Essential travel information

WHERE IS MYANMAR (BURMA)  Myanmar (Burma) is South East Asia’s largest and most diverse countries, stretches from the sparkling islands of the Andaman Sea in the south right up into the Eastern Himalayan mountain range.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL MYANMAR
  • The months of October to March, when it is drier and cooler than at other times of the year.
  • The rainy season has the effect of monsoon in June, July, August and September, BUT it is not rainy the whole country like in Mandalay or Bagan.
  • Summer season stars from March to May remains dry (meaning that road transport is still relatively easy) but they can be extremely hot in the north – up to 40 degrees Celsius – but cooler in highland areas like in Inle lake.
VISA & PASSPORT: 
  1. Tourist visa issued with e-Visa system will be launched at 06:00 on 1st September 2014.
  2. Regarding the information of e-Visa is on website www.evisa.moip.gov.mm and the information of restricted area on www.mip.gov.mm.
  3. You can apply as following procedures:
    Your passport validity must have AT LEAST 6 MONTHS.
    You have to present one COLOR photo (4 cm X 6 cm) taking during 3 months and return ticket.
    The length of stay is 28 days from the date of arrival in Myanmar.
    You pay the application fee, US$ 50 by using Visa, Master, Amex, and JCB – Credit/ Debit.
    The system will reply the information if the application is received or not within 1 HOURS.
    The processing time is maximum 03 DAYS WORKING for granting e-Visa or not.
    The validity of e-Visa approval letter is 3 MONTHS from the issued date. If it is expired, the entry will be denied.
    Duration of visa validity you can only use single entry. Do not allow to enter again.
    The passengers from international cruise ships CAN NOT use eVisa for their entry via sea ports.
    You will not be refunded whether e-Visa is granted or not.
PHONE CALLS & INTERNET

Myanmar country code is 95.
Mobile phone is GMS – SIM based technology. The SIM card is as cheap as 2-3$/piece.
Wi-fi is free at some hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops at main cities.
Wi-fi speed is not very quick but enough for email, web surfing or facebook.

MYANMAR MONEY & CARDS  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. us$ 1 ~ 1,350MMK.
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.
ELECTRIC SYSTEM The electrical voltage is 220 – 230V and frequency is 50 Hz.
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