8 days
Duration

Myanmar Highlights combines the most beautiful places to visit in Myanmar with a perfect touch of country`s highlight covering the landscapes, culture, and local hospitality.
Our trip starts from the city of Yangon where the culture of Burmese, Indian and Chinese are blending in the most colourful way. You will be invited to relax by the lake of Inle, home to many ethnic minorities and Intha one leg rower. After visit Mandalay with its ancient capitals, you will have chances to admire the temples of Bagan, the biggest UNESCO site in Burma.

TOUR PRICE:   us$ 1355/person – Twin shared in a Private Myanmar tour.
DEPART/RETURN LOCATION:  Yangon Myanmar (Burma)
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Best highlights of Yangon
  • Explore 5-days market in Inle Myanmar
  • The ruins in Indien
  • Visit Royal relics in Mandalay
  • Bagan – famous site with over 2200 stupas
  • Behold the tempting landscape
TOUR IN BRIEF:

Day 01: Yangon Arrival (D)
Day 02: Yangon city tour – Inle Lake ( B)
Day 03: Inle Lake sightseeing – Mandalay ( B)
Day 04: Mandalay city tour (B)
Day 05: Mandalay ancient capitals tour – Bagan (B)
Day 06: Bagan Heritage Tour (B,D)
Day 07: Bagan city tour – Yangon (B)
Day 08: Yangon city departure (B)

TOUR INCLUSIONS: 
English speaking guide. (Other languages upon request)
Private transfer with air-conditioning
04 Domestic flights
Meals indicated in the itinerary
Entrance fees
Boat trips for Inle Lake and sunset in Bagan
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)

Welcome to the golden land of Myanmar! Our Myanmar tour guide and driver will meet and greet you for your hotel transfer. Join us for the welcome dinner with an exceptional cultural show.

Day 02: Yangon – Heho (B)

Explore the most historical part of Yangon with a leisurely walk from Sule pagoda to British colonial buildings including City Hall, Emmanuel Church, Strand Hotel. Head north for the flight to Heho. Experience the authentic taste of daily life today as you board a small motorised boat for a cruise on Inle Lake. The image of Intha one leg rower, floating vegetation, stilt villages and Jumping Cat pagoda will color your day on Inle Lake.

Day 03: Inle Lake – Indein – Mandalay (B)

Visit one of the unique markets on Inle lake which happens 5 days in different villages in Inlay area: 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 habitats of Pa-O people in Indein. Transfer to Heho for a flight to Mandalay. Rest on your own. This evening, you are free to visit Mandalay night market.

Day 04: Mandalay – Mingun –Mandalay (B,  D)

Start your sightseeing today with a boat 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 of people who live on the banks of Irrawaddy river. After lunch, we will discover the royal Mandalay vestiges and relics covering Imperial Palace, Golden Palace 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.

Day 05: Mandalay Ancient Capitals ( Inwa & Sagaing) (B)

Venture outside the city to the Buddha land of Sagaing. This religion hub presents the education for monks with different level. After visiting Sagaing University, we will proceed to visit Buddha cave and Kaunghmudaw Paya, Tupayon temple where you can enjoy the great view of Mandalay. This afternoon we will travel to Amarapura to discover the Maha Ganayon Kyaung lake and the nearby monastery. Enjoy a walk over U Bein bridge, the longest teak wood bridge in Myanmar. Leave Mandalay for Bagan late in the afternoon.A dinner with puppet show will highlight your day with us.

Day 06: Bagan Heritage Tour (B,D)

Spend your full day exploring the remainder of Bagan which consists of more than 2500 temples and pagodas. This archaeological site brings us to the sacred history of ancient Bagan capital with the development of Buddhism. As we travel further into the land of temple spires, Htilomino, Gawdamgangyi, Ananda and Shwezigon temples 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.

Day 07: Bagan local life (B)

Today, we bring you a new sense of travel with a horse cart ride along the off-beaten-track temples and visit Manuha village where local people make cigars, weaving silks in their traditional way. You are invited to join them for their plantation. Rest at your leisure before embarking a flight back to Yangon.

Day 08: Yangon departure (B)

A guided tour this day will take you to Shwedagon Pagoda, the holiest site in Myanmar dominating Yangon sky by its scared golden flash and diamond-covered spires.Take your time for some souvenir at Scott market, the biggest market in Yangon famed for gems, jewellery, wood products and handicrafts. Leaving Yangon for your home with your beautiful memory of Myanmar!

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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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