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  • Tour Length:Tour 10 days / 9 nights
  • Tour Type: Tour Packages
  • Start From: Yangon
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Day 1

ARRIVAL YANGON (no meal)

Mingalabar and welcome to Myanmar! The former capital Yangon, also known as Rangoon, remains Myanmar largest city and continues to be the country’s the most important commercial hub and gateway for most of its international visitors. Its colonial background and religious legacy make it one of the most mesmerizing and genuine places in all of Southeast Asia. Upon arrival at the airport you will be warmly welcomed by your Myanmar Diaries guide who will escort you to your hotel for check in.

Overnight stay in Yangon

Day 2

YANGON (B)

Head to Yangon’s bustling and vibrant city center to embark on your walking expedition. This tour takes in the best of colonial Yangon, flirts with Indian flamboyance, gets serene in Buddhist temples and lightens your wallet in the markets. You’ll be taken downtown and start your tour on Mahanbandola Road where the Immanuel Baptist Church, originally built in 1830, is located. Continue east passing a couple of alleyways crammed with food stalls and markets. Turn right onto Pansodan Street with its many stalls selling second-hand and photocopied books. You’ll pass the High Court Building, the grand Inland Water Transport offices and even grander Myanma Port Authority building until you’ll reach Strand Road. Your next stop will be the majestic Strand Hotel in order to get a better look at the Pansodan Jetty and examine the hustle and bustle on the Yangon River. Walk along Strand Road until you’ll see the Customs House and the Law Court, an impressive-looking colonnaded building. Turn north onto boisterous Bank Street and up onto Sule Pagoda Road, where you can consult one of the many fortune tellers who hang out under the trees (not included). Be sure to make a photo stop at Sule Pagoda, downtown’s symbol whose construction dates back to over 2,000 years ago standing in the middle of the heat-stained Mahabandoola Garden. After a complete rotation seeing the twice rebuilt City Hall continue west down Mahanbandoola Road through the chaotic Indian and Chinese quarters. Explore the gold shops of Shwe Bontha Street and have a look from outside at the Moseh Yeshua Synagogue on 26th street. You’ll reach Theingyi Zei market, where you can engage in a little pickled-snake hunting. Exit onto Anawratha Road until you crash into the Sri Kali temple. A short hike leads you to the sprawling mess of Bogyoke Market, where you can glance through the extensive collection of Myanmar crafts and merchandise (the market is usually closed on Mondays as well as public holidays). Make also sure to take a rest at a local tea shop where you’ll have the opportunity to try local snacks and meet friendly locals. After an exciting day come to close you’ll be taken back to your hotel. The total walking time is around 3 hours.

You’ll start things off in the afternoon with a trip to the Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda to see a 70 meter long reclining Buddha statue around the size of a blue whale. Most countries and cultures have examples of what might be termed “quintessentially……” and the drinking of tea can certainly be describes as “quintessentially Burmese”. To share in this staple of Myanmar living, a visit to the Modern Tea Shop is a must. Here, in addition to the obvious “cuppa”, you will also find a wide choice of delicious morsels to sample while you soak up the atmosphere and observe the locals as they use the drinking of tea as a backdrop to both social and professional conversations. You should also be alert to the slightly unusual way that the tea is made. Continue uptown in order to make a quick stop by the Royal Lake located in Kandawgyi Park which is very popular with local residents, especially in the early morning and around sunset. Catch a view of Karaweik Hall, a reproduction of a royal barge and enjoy a spectacular view of the Golden Shwedagon Pagoda. No Myanmar expedition can be considered truly great if it’s lacking a visit to the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda. Ready for an amazing experience? The visual delights present there alone, are worth the trip. Witness the colors transform on the 100-meter chedi which is literally enclosed in over 40 tons of gold leaf. Shwedagon is largely considered to be the most important religious site for the Burmese; most visitors report that the trip is extremely memorable and still etched into their minds. After an exciting day come to close you’ll be taken back to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Yangon

Day 3

YANGON -BAGAN (B)

After enjoying your breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Bagan. Welcome to Bagan, known to be one of the greatest architectural sites in Asia. When Bagan was the centre of Myanmar from the 11th to 13th centuries the monarchs built multitudes of massive stupas and pagodas, scores of which are still present on the shores of the Irrawaddy River. The majesty of Bagan with more than 4000 red brick temples on a plain of the size of Manhattan Island is one of the highlights of a Myanmar holiday that will soothe the eye of every traveller.

This particular afternoon adventure will begin with a trip to a traditional lacquer workshop. Next thing on your agenda is a visit to the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda for a closer look at Bagan’s affluent past. Afterwards you’ll continue to Ananda Temple, which is considered to be an architectural work of art and is certainly one of Bagan’s most gorgeous temples. Constructed in an earlier “Mon” style, Ananda houses two distinctive Buddha images. Their expressions also appear to transform, according to the space from which the statue is seen. From this location we will journey on by horse cart for an excursion that passes Thatbyinnyu, the tallest temple in Bagan, gigantic Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork, and of course, Sulamani Temple. Take pleasure in an extraordinary sunset over the plains, which will be viewed from the higher verandas of one of these 3 temples.

Overnight stay in Bagan

Day 4

BAGAN-MOUNTAIN POPA-BAGAN (B)

The morning’s activities will begin with a 50 km drive (1 ½ hours) that will take you to Mount Popa – an extinct volcano – that rises to over 1500 metres and offers stunning panoramic views. Popa today is one of the most popular pilgrimage spots in the country. People travel here from many miles away just to worship the diverse spirits known as “nats” that Buddhists believe reside here. There are 777 steps leading up to the place of pilgrimage on top of the precipitous Popa crest. Although the final climb to Popa’s summit is by no means compulsory, it is strongly recommended, as the views over the Myingyan Plain are truly magnificent.

On the way back to Bagan make sure to stop in a local village and witness how people make wine and molasses from the fruit of the palm tree.

Overnight stay in Bagan

Day 5

BAGAN – NGAPALI (B)

After enjoying your breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Thandwe. Upon arrival at Thandwe Airport you will be welcomed by a representative of your hotel who will take you to Ngapali Beach (app. 20-30 minutes drive). After your check in at the hotel you’ll be free for the rest of the day to enjoy the idyllic beach or take advantage of the hotel facilities.

Overnight stay in Bagan

Day 6

NGAPALI (B)

For the next days, you will be free to indulge in your favorite activities. You can chill out on the white beach and dive in the crystal waters, or ride a bike to the nearest village and stroll through the alleys while watching the lively and colorful local life flowing and fishermen placidly coming back from their fishing trips. If you want to explore marine life a little further, join a boat trip and snorkel or dive close to one of the many islands off the coast. You’ll be overwhelmed by the bright and shiny colors of underwater life.

Overnight stay in Ngapali

Day 7

NGAPALI (B)

Breakfast at hotel

Free at your leisure

Overnight stay in Ngapali

Day 8

NGAPALI (B)

Breakfast at hotel

Free at your leisure

Overnight stay in Ngapali

Day 9

NGAPALI-YANGON (B)

After a leisurely and relaxing breakfast you will be transferred to Thandwe airport (depending on the flight schedule) for your departure flight back to Yangon. Transfer to hotel in Yangon (no guide service)

The rest of the day is at leisure to do as you please.

Overnight stay in Yangon

Day 10

YANGON DEPARTURE (B)

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel.

Depending on your flight schedule it’s time to bid farewell from this amazing country. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to do as you please until your departure flight. In good time your private car will transfer you to Yangon International Airport (no guide service).

(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$/person)

Tour price includes:

  • Accommodation on shared twin room basis with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Activities and sightseeing as mentioned in the program
  • English speaking guide
  • Ground transportation with air conditioned vehicle (where available) with drivers, except beach
  • Entrance fees for visits mentioned in the program (except camera fees)

Tour price excludes:

  • International & Domestic airfares
  • Visa fee for Myanmar
  • Drinks during meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, laundry etc.)
  • Christmas and New Year compulsory dinner supplement (TBA at time of booking)
  • Early check in and late check out from hotel

Children Policy

  • Children under 12 years old sharing the room with 2 adults without extra bed: 50% package cost
  • Children under 12 years old sharing the room with 2 adults with extra bed: 75% package cost
  • Children under 12 years old sharing the room with 1 adult:    100% package cost
  • Baby cot for infant is free of charge
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