10 days
Duration

Myanmar Temples and Beach Tour brings you to the quintessence of our country. Embarking on this Myanmar trip, you are to visit the most famous pilgrimage sites and regional hub that plays the most important part in Myanmar spiritual life.
From Yangon, we will drive to Kyaikhtiyo and Bago to experience both Buddhism life and local life then we head north to the ancient capitals before laid back by the sandy beach of Ngapali.

TOUR PRICE:   us$ 1506/person – Twin shared in a Private Myanmar tour.

—- Beach is not available in Summer from May – Sep —-

DEPART/RETURN LOCATION:  Yangon Myanmar (Burma)
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Being impressed by Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Enjoy great view from Golden Rock Pagoda
  • Learn about Kuthodaw pagoda with the biggest book in the world
  • Horse cart ride along Bagan temples and pagodas
  • Beautiful temple sunset in Bagan
  • Full understanding of Myanmar history through its former capitals
  • Relax by the best beach of Myanmar
  • Uncover the colonial charm of Yangon city
TOUR IN BRIEF

Day 01: Yangon Arrival (B)
Day 02: Yangon – Golden Rock ( Kyaikhtiyo) (B)
Day 03: Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon (B)
Day 04: Yangon – fly to Mandalay tour (B)
Day 05: Mandalay – Sagaing – fly to Bagan (B)
Day 06: Bagan temples tour (B)
Day 07: Bagan -Mt.Popa- Bagan (B)
Day 08: Bagan – fly to Ngapali Beach (B)
Day 09: Ngapali Beach (B)
Day 10: Ngapali – fly to 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
Entrance/ Zone fees
Boat trip for Bagan sunset
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 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 – Golden Rock ( Kyaikhtiyo) (B)

Today, we will enjoy a scenic drive through the rural areas of Yangon to reach Golden Rock.
Upon arrival, you will be transferred by truck to the top of Kyakhtiyo mountain. Visit the famous site of Golden Rock.

Day 03: Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon  ( B)

After breakfast, we head south back to Yangon. On the way, we will visit Bago, also known as Pegu, was the capital of the Mon Kingdom in the 15th century and is a town steeped in legend.
Out sightseeing covers the 55-metre long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha, the four seated Buddhas at Kyaikpun and the old palace of Kambozathadi. The Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda is the most outstanding religious monument in Bago. This golden temple stands at 114 meters tall, higher than Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda, and can be seen from around 10 kilometres outside of the city.
Experience the local market with our guide then head to Yangon.

Day 04: Yangon –Mandalay city tour (B)

After breakfast, we fly from Yangon to Mandalay.
Your city tour starts 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 – Sagaing – Bagan (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 Kaung hmu daw 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 temples tour (B)

Spend your full day exploring the remainder of Bagan religious sites 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 temples, 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 pagoda.

Day 07: Bagan -Mt.Popa- Bagan (B)

Enjoy a drive through palm, peanut plantation to reach Mt. Popa where the Popa Kalaung Temple is perched. This is the most famous site in Myanmar for meditation.
Relax by the peak of Popa to behold the panoramic view of the area.
We then return to Bagan for a visit to traditional villages of Lacquer Ware production.
Taking a sunset cruise on Irrawaddy River.

Day 08: Bagan – Ngapali Beach (B)

A short flight will bring you to the most beautiful beach by Bengal Bay, the Ngapali Beach.
Check in your hotel and enjoy your leisure.

Important note: Summer times in Myanmar is actually not for beach activities due to monsoon and mud invading the beaches. If you travel in this time, the program will be cut off Ngapali portion and fly directly to Yangon.

Day 09: Ngapali Beach (B)

Free on your own to visit Thandwe town or nearby fishing villages.
The day is for your own comfort and relaxation.

Day 10: Ngapali Beach – Yangon departure (B)

Taking flights back to Yangon in the morning, visit Scott market and back to Yangon airport for your departure flight. Contact our team if you want to connect your Myanmar tour with tours in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos.

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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.
Myanmar Electric Myanmar Electric 2
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