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Today Date: 26 / Mar / 2019

Myanmar Interlink Service

Yangon – Bagan – Mt. Popa – Salay – Mandalay – Amarapura – Mingun – Yangon

Tour Price: Package deal = US$1070 per person for 10 pax group (twin-sharing room basis at 3 Star Hotel)-Price valid till 31st March 2019 Tour Type: MIS/IT/001/2019 (Inbound) Tour Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights

Trip Highlights

  • Visit the peaceful former capital Yangon and see for yourself why Shwedagon pagoda is known as one of the wonders of the world.
  • Admire Myanmar Gems
  • Buffet Dinner at Karaweik Palace restaurant while watching Myanmar culture show onboard Karaweik Royal Barge at the Kandawgyi Lake.
  • Visit Bagan, once the capital of the first unified Kingdom and the first multinational Union of Myanmar in 1044 AD, and still remains covered by 5,000 mysterious and magnificent   solid stupas and hollow pagodas of a bygone era, making Bagan one of the wonders of the world.
  • Enjoy traditional puppet show while having dinner in Bagan
  • Climb Mount Popa, a 1,500-metre extinct volcano, which locals believe is the home of Myanmars “nats”- a collection of 37 supernatural beings
  • Visit the famous monastery “Yoke-Sone-Kyaung” which is a cultural heritage site in Salay.
  • Visit the Royal Palace of the last Konbaung Dynasty in Mandalay
  • See the world’s largest book of Buddhism at the Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay.
  • Experience walking on U Bein bridge in Amarapura, the oldest and longest teakwood bridge
  • Visit Mingun Pahtotawgyi the “World largest pile of bricks”
  • See the Mingun Bell that weighs 55555 viss, and is the world’s biggest ringing bell.
  • Find out why Golden Rock “Kyaikhtiyo” pagoda is famous for its “gravity defying” Golden Rock, balancing on the edge of a cliff face since antiquity

Itinerary Overview

Day 1:  Yangon arrival and City sightseeing.

Day 2: Yangon – Bagan (Nyaung U) by flight. Bagan sightseeing.`

Day 3: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Salay – Bagan sightseeing by car.

Day 4: Nyaung U – Mandalay by flight. Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay  sightseeing by car

Day 5: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay sightseeing by car

Day 6: Mandalay – Yangon by flight. Yangon afternoon sightseeing by car

Day 7: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) – Yangon day return sightseeing by car.

Day 8: Yangon departure.

Our Service

Price includes

  • Buffet Dinner at Karaweik Palace restaurant while watching Myanmar culture show on board Karaweik Royal Barge at the Kandawgyi lake 3/4 Star Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast (twin-sharing room)
  • Domestic flight tickets of Yangon–Nyaung U–Mandalay–Yangon
  • Meals on days mentioned as per itinerary
  • Airport Transfer & sightseeing with air-con coach as per itinerary
  • Boat transfer & sightseeing at Mingun
  • Ox-cart fees at Mingun
  • Mountain truck & cable car expenses at Golden Rock
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking stationed Tour guide fees

Price Excludes;

  • International flight fares
  • Visa arrangements for Myanmar
  • Visits not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Trip Insurance
  • Tips for Guide & Driver
  • Compulsory meals at hotel
  • Beverage at every meal
  • Meals except mentioned in above service
  • Personal expenditure
  • Hot-Air Balloon ride fare
  • Other charges which are not mentioned in above service

Tour Detail

Day 1: Arrival at Yangon Airport. Yangon City Sightseeing (Lunch/Dinner)

Welcome by our representative and transfer to Hotel. On the way to hotel visit Myanmar Gems Museum (Open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm except on Mondays and gazette holidays). Visit Chauk-Hta-Gyi pagoda, famous for its huge image of Reclining Buddha. Afterwards, a drive along Kandawgyi road to view the Royal Karaweik Barge on the way to visit the famous Shwedagon Pagoda which is said to be covered with 60 tons of pure gold and known as one of the greatest wonders of the world. Buffet Dinner at Karaweik Palace restaurant while watching Myanmar culture show on board Karaweik Royal Barge at the Kandawgyi lake. Return to hotel. Sleep well to prepare for early morning flight to Bagan.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon – Bagan (Nyaung U) by flight. Bagan sightseeing (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Transfer to Airport & leave to Bagan Nyaung U.

Arrival at Nyaung U airport

Start the tour to the colorful local market and then continue the day with visit in a private air-con coach to the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan including visit to Shwezigon Pagoda, the holiest one believed to be enshrined with Buddha tooth and hair, Wetyi-In Gubyaukgyi Temple, where you can observe the most well preserved mural paintings in Bagan, and Htilominlo Temple, the most unique temple of all Asia.

After lunch at the local restaurant, visit to the Myinkaba village for the lacquer ware workshop. After that we will visit Thatbyinyu, the highest temple, Ananda Temple with four magnificent standing Buddha images, and Dhammayangyi, the most massive and significant temple in with the finest brickwork in Bagan. Proceed to Shwesandaw Pagoda where you can discover stone images of Buddha in the posture of Jhana mudra (state of intense concentration of mind) and later watch the sunset over the famous Ayeyarwaddy River.

Overnight in Bagan (Nyaung U).

Day 3: Balloon riding (Optional) Salay and Mount Popa sightseeing (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

(Optional) Early in the morning, before sunrise, transfer to the launch site of Bagan Hot Air Balloons and fly over to get a panoramic view of the majestic 5000 pagodas and amazing landscapes of this ancient city in Myanmar. Return back to hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, we shall start our journey in a private air-con coach towards the city of Salay, a colorful old religious center in Central Myanmar, by taking a drive in a private   coach  along the banks of Ayeyarwaddy River. Visit the famous monastery “Yoke-Sone-Kyaung” which is a cultural heritage site in Salay, built in AD 1882  where there are very beautiful artistic work woodcarvings around it and also ancient Buddha image, utensils of Yadanabon 19 century period, and the museum of Myanmar famous writer U Pone Nya. If time permits you might be able to visit nearby monastery school for village children and have a glimpse how they study.

After lunch, take a one and a half hours drive to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano that is most popular among the locals for its religious and mystical interests which are still prevalent. Popa is popularly recognized as an abode of many “Nats” (spirits of ancient ancestors) who    dwell in various parts of the mountain. In the days of old, it also used to be referred to as the “Mountain of Spirits”. You will have time to climb the 777 steps to the shrine at the top and   view the surrounding area. On the way back you shall visit a toddy palm plantation and      might have a chance to witness and taste the makings of toddy palm jaggery, otherwise    known as Burmese Chocolate. Return to your hotel in Bagan.

Overnight in Bagan (Nyaung U).

Hot-Air Balloon ride in Bagan (Optional)

US$330/pax(Standard)

US$390/pax(Premier)

Overnight in Bagan (Nyaung U).

 

 

Day 4: Nyaung U – Mandalay by flight. Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay sightseeing by car (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After early morning breakfast and check out from hotel transfer to Nyaung U airport for   flight to Mandalay.

On arrival in Mandalay we shall next take you to nearby town named Amarapura, also called ‘The city of Immortal’ by visiting Maha-gan-dha-yon where we can observe the life of over 1000 monks. Our experienced guide shall   brief you about the daily routines of monks and the rules that monks need to maintain. We shall next take a short walk from monastery to U Bein Bridge (The longest teak bridge) that  was built across Taung-Tha-Man Lake. Visit the Myanmar traditional hand-weaving silk workshop. Continue back to Mandalay to visit the famous Mahamuni Pagoda, one of the most ancient and sacred Buddha Image, covered with thick layers of gold leaves. Stop to see stone carving and later to see gold leaf being beaten into wafer thin pieces.

After lunch, visit the famous Shwenandaw Monastery, meaning ‘Golden Palace Monastery’, noted for its exquisite wood carvings, remains the sole major survivor of the former wooden Royal Palace built by King Mindon in the mid-nineteenth century. Next visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the World’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures.

On arrival in Mandalay we shall next take you to nearby town named Amarapura, also    called ‘The city of Immortal’ by visiting Maha-gan-dha-yon where we can observe the life of over 1000 monks. Our experienced guide shall       brief you about the daily routines of monks and the rules that monks           need to maintain. We shall next take a short walk from monastery to U Bein Bridge (The longest teak bridge) that was built across Taung-Tha-Man Lake. Visit the Myanmar traditional hand-weaving silk workshop. Continue back to Mandalay to visit the famous Mahamuni Pagoda, one of the most ancient and sacred Buddha Image, covered with thick layers of gold leaves. Stop to see stone carving and later to see gold leaf being beaten into wafer thin pieces.

After lunch, visit the famous Shwenandaw Monastery, meaning ‘Golden Palace Monastery’, noted for its exquisite wood carvings, remains the sole major survivor of the former wooden Royal Palace built by King Mindon in the mid-nineteenth century. Next visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the World’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures.  Proceed to the foot of Mandalay Hill and climb up to enjoy spectacular views of sunset from Mandalay Hill. There are also interesting glass-studded temples at Mandalay Hill.

Overnight in Mandalay

Proceed to the foot of Mandalay Hill and climb up to enjoy spectacular views of sunset from Mandalay Hill. There are also interesting glass-studded temples at Mandalay Hill.

Overnight in Mandalay

Day 5: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay sightseeing by car/boat. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, transfer to Mandalay jetty to embark on a boat ride on the Irrawaddy River to Mingun. Visit the remaining ruins of Mingun Pahtodawgyi, an unfinished structure of a massive construction project begun by King Bodawpaya in 1790, and is still the largest brick base in the world. Next visit Pondawphaya, Settawya & the Legendary Mingun Bell that weighs 55555 viss, and is the world’s biggest ringing bell. Arrive back at Mandalay jetty and disembark.

After lunch, visit to the famous local market “Zay –Cho” located in the down town area of Mandalay to see people ways of life. Next, Visit the Shwenandaw Palace also known as Former Royal Palace which was once king Mindon’s home. Free for leisure

Overnight in Mandalay

Day 6: Mandalay – Yangon by flight. Afternoon Yangon sightseeing by car (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Check out hotel and transfer to the airport for flight to Yangon. Arrive at Yangon Domestic Airport, welcome by our tour guide and driver then start sightseeing tour of Yangon before having lunch.

After lunch, Afterwards, we shall drive downtown to visit Bogyoke Aung San market, a popular tourist shopping center in Yangon city (Open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm except on Mondays and gazette holidays). In the evening we shall drop you at Maha Bandoola Park to have a walking tour to view Sule Pagoda, and some some of the colonial style buildings built by British during the colonial days, such as Yangon City Hall, High Court, General Post Office and the Old Secretariat.

After having dinner at a local restaurant, we shall let you have a short walk into China Town before retiring for the night.

Overnight in Yangon

Day 7: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) – Yangon day return sightseeing by car. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Your visit to KyaikHtiYo pagoda will start by driving to Bago which was once the ancient Mon Kingdom at 16th century. Continue journey from Bago to the Kin Mon base camp of Golden Rock (KyaikHtiYo). When we reached the based camp we shall take a 45 minute ride in a special open-truck to the ‘hermit hill’ or ‘Ya-Thay-Taung’ located at the mid-way point from the mountain top. At this mid-way point you shall ride the cable-car for the rest of the way up to reach the mountain top. Once you are at the top you can find out why Golden Rock “Kyaikhtiyo” pagoda is famous for it’s “gravity defying” Golden Rock that hangs over the edge of the cliff. Enjoy the panoramic views of surrounding areas and feel the atmosphere of devotion, in the surroundings of Kyaikhtiyo pagoda, where local pilgrims’ chants reverberate in the precincts of the shrine, while lighting of candles, meditation and offerings to the Buddha continues throughout the day. Then return back to base camp for our journey back to Yangon and on route visit Allied War Memorial Cemetery located at Htaukyant. The Allied War Memorial was built as the memories of Allied soldiers who died in World War II. The compound of war memories has 27,000 stone graves with beautiful plants and flowers.

Day 8: Yangon departure airport transfer by car. (Breakfast)

Check out of hotel. Visit Botataung Pagoda, a famous landmark on Yangon’s waterfront, a harbor area around the Pagoda where the boats leave for the nearby towns/villages.

Free leisure time before transfer to Yangon International airport for Departure.

Departure from Yangon city. Bon Voyage!  

Package Price Detail

Package deal = US$1070 per person for 10 pax group (twin-sharing basis)-

Pax 2 – 3 4 – 6 7 – 9 10 – 14 15 – 19 20 – 24 26 – 32
Air-con coach 4 seater 9 seater 14 seater 18 seater 24 seater 33 seater 45 seater
3 Stars Hotel US$1460 US$1320 US$1150 US$1070 US$1080 US$1045 US$1035
4 Stars Hotel US$1540 US$1405 US$1235 US$1150 US$1160 US$1130 US$1120

 

Remark

  • The above price offer is valid till 31st March 2019
  • The price deal does not include any festival surcharges
  • There may be slight changes in offered prices due to fluctuation in USD exchange rates and festive season surcharge. All surcharges are to be advised on revised contract rate of service providers

 

Hotel Usage

Hotel Usage:

CITY 3 Star HOTEL ROOM TYPE Website
Yangon Eastern Hotel

(3 stars)/ Similar Hotel category

View Deluxe Room www.east.com.mm
Bagan Bagan Star

(3 stars) )/ Similar Hotel category

Deluxe Room www.baganstarhotel.com
Mandalay The Home Hotel

(3 stars) / Similar Hotel category

Deluxe Room www.thehomehotelmandalay.com
CITY 4 Star HOTEL ROOM TYPE Website
Yangon Best Western China Town

(4 stars)/ Similar Hotel category

Deluxe Room www.bestwestern.com
Bagan Myanmar Treasure Resort Bagan

(4 stars) )/ Similar Hotel category

Superior Room www.htoohospitality.com
Mandalay Hotel Hazel

(4 stars) / Similar Hotel category

Superior Room www.hotelhazelmandalay.com