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Yangon – Mandalay – Bagan - Inle Lake – Ngapali Beach - Yangon
THE BEGIN OF A UNIQUE TRAVEL
Arrival at Yangon. On arrival, you will be welcome and transfer to downtown with a brief introduction enroute.
Check in at hotel.
Start your exploration of Yangon with a walking tour taking in some of the best examples of the city’s wonderful colonial architecture, the lovely Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument as well as the lively Indian Quarters. Later this afternoon, take a walk along the promenade of Kandawgyi Lake.
Finally, end the day at the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon’s crowning glory.
Then,transfer to Kandawgyi park for elegant dinner at Keraweik Royal Berge followed by cultural performance.
Overnight in Yangon – 2 nights
Accommodation : Savoy Hotel, Deluxe room
Founded in 1995 and since then in private ownership, the Savoy Hotel is a four star colonial boutique hotel. All 30 deluxe rooms including six suites express the charm of "the old days" with traditional Myanmar antiques, teak furniture and spacious bathrooms. Nicely overshadowed by tall old trees, the pool with its lounge area makes the Savoy Hotel a silent oasis in the middle of the guzzling city.
THE NEW ASIAN HOTSPOT FOR YOUNG TRAVELLERS
Today, travel towards outskirts of Yangon, to Syriam, once an old Portuguese settlement and a major port, but now a sleepy village, located across Bago river from the city of Yangon.
Leisurely drive to Syriam by passing 1 Kilo meter long Thanlyn bridge and enjoying local daily life along one-hour journey.
On arrival at Kyauktan, take a small wooden boat to Yele pagoda set in the middle of islet. Disembark and explore the pagoda, admiring Burmese Buddha relics, paintings and sculptures. Witness the local pilgrimage and offering fish feeding before getting back to the shore where your vehicle is awaiting.
On the way back , a stop at National Races Village at Tharkayta to learn about the different tribes and culture of Myanmar National Races. This large outdoor museum shows examples of daily life in all Myanmar states.
Transfer to hotel for a relax.
Return to the city later in the afternoon to spend a great evening at OThentic Café & Bar. The place is quite nice and great location. Great vibes. Many guy foreigners and some local guy gather at this venue very Tuesday. Outdoor area gives relaxing ambience by drinking a glass of French wine or beer.
Set off a scenic journey to Mandalay via express road (approx.. 7 hours)
The drive from Yangon to Mandalay is about 7 hours give or take with a tea break/lunch stop about half of the way to Mandalay . It’s a pretty drive but your comfortable ride & scenery will make you pleasant journey.
On arrival at Mandalay, a stop at Amarapura to take a stroll on U Bein Bridge, which at over a kilometre is believed to be the longest teak bridge in the world.
Transfer to hotel & check in
Overnight in Mandalay – 2 nights
Accommodation: Hotel By The Red Canal, Shan room
Hotel By The Red Canal
The very Burmese (décor) of the rooms differs after the most important, ethnic groups of the country (Chin, Rakhine, Kachin and Shan). Some rooms offer a nice look to the pool and in the direction of the garden incl. balcony, we like them. The style of the hotel is rather narrow and may not for a moment maybe completely to be convincing. But, nevertheless: The quietness, the garden, the Asian construction style, the pool – it is the mixture which makes the hotel one of our favorites. And the situation is worthy of notice also: up to the Mandalay Palace and to the Mandalay Hill it is not far. Well also: The breakfast is served on a nice terrace. While on the small streets in the neighborhood the new day starts in a very local speed.
Begin your sightseeing tour of Mandalay in the morning with a visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, home to a spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves. Stop at local workshops to see Kalaga tapestries being made, gold leaf being beaten into paper-thin pieces.
Afterwards continue to Mandalay Royal Palace, where Burma's last two kings lived.
Mandalay city tour continues in the afternoon to Kuthodaw Pagoda, where the Theravada Buddhist scriptures are inscribed on 729 marble slabs, giving rise to its nickname 'the world’s largest book'. Next visit beautiful teak-carved Shwenandaw Monastery, the only Royal Palace building to survive World War II bombing. Atop Mandalay Hill lie glittering glass-studded temple walls which reflect the evening glow as you watch the sunset.
Evening at leisure to enjoy your specific interest.
Drive towards Myinchan plain to Bagan (approx.. 4 hours).
This road takes you through the dry-zone of Myanmar – in summer brown and deserted – in winter green with rice fields. Witness local activities on the road and scenery of white temples & Myingyan plain.
Arrive Bagan in time for sunset. Check in at hotel and relax beside the pool. Afterwards, enjoy the sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy river from sunset bar.
Overnight in Bagan – 2 nights
Accommodation: Thiripyitsayar Sanctuary Resort, Deluxe room
Thiripyisaya Sanctuary Resort
Chaming boutique style ,The Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort in Bagan is situated on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River, surrounded by temples, the main tourist attraction in Bagan. Bunglow style every room is thoughfully decorated in a Myanmar traditional style using local materials and teak wood.
The Bagan Thripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort has facilities and amenities to fulfill Guests’ desire for comfort and relaxation, as well as services to meet their every need. Internet service is available at lobby area. All these are presented with the warm and sincere hospitality of the Resort staff, who only seek to please and assist.
Today, begins your e-bike adventure to the Shwezigon pagoda,which will show you how Myanmar’s Stupas were built. Then, continue biking on New Bagan’s main road towards towards Tharaba gate to enter the archaeological zone. Visit Gubyaukgyi temple in Myinkaba village, where Jataka scenes and stories from the Buddha cover the walls , and Dhammayangyi Temple, the largest in Bagan and built in the 12th century by King narathu. Then, venture to Manuha Temple, 11th century temple with the huge buddha images and Nan Phaya,12th century stone temple.
At around noon, take a break to avoid the midday heat of Bagan and return to hotel for a relax.
Return to the city in the afternoon to continue your e-bike tour to a local lacquer ware workshop where you will learn about the incredibly labour-intensive process used to create this beautiful traditional handicraft.
Your e-bike tour concludes with a ride to terrace behind the Sulamani temple to enjoy sunset view over the temples before relaxing bike to hotel.
Around 0530 hours the Balloon over Bagan shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel. (contact the balloon travel desk on the eve for exact pick up time). You will drive to the departure ground of the Balloons. While the team makes the Balloon ready to go, you enjoy some refreshments, but you can also take great pictures of this event. Then, depending on the wind, you will over fly Bagan for about one hour, and enjoy spectacular views of the ancient Kingdom of Bagan in your hot air balloon!
The tour ends…..where ever the wind has brought you. A glass of sparkling wine ends this fantastic event….and the shuttle bus then brings you back to your hotel. [Available from Oct to end of Mar]
Leisurely breakfast at hotel. Then, depart Bagan to Mount Popa for a night stop at Popa Mountain Resort.
Admire a wonderful view of Taung Kallet monastery and a beautiful sunset view from the hotel View point. You will feel relaxing atmosphere.
Overnight in Popa – 1 night
Accommodation : Popa Mountain Resort
Popa Mountain Resort
Actually Popa Mountain is (if you start early) for many tourists a day trip from Bagan or a stop on the arrival / departure of Bagan. But that will not do justice to the beauty of the region. Popa Mountain (or more accurately Popa Taung Kalat) and its monastery offer a very special beauty and a true highlight of the country (some guests are a bit surprised by hygiene, as you must be barefoot faulted during the ascent).
This morning, start the day with a drive towards the Shan Hill (approx.7 hours) to Kalaw,a former British hill station. This road takes you from the dry-zone of Myanmar through the Shan Hill.The scenery is interesting – endless in the morning and rolling hill in the afternoon. On arrival Kalaw, enjoy the cool, refreshing air and relaxed atmosphere of this charming town.
Overnight in Kalaw – 2 nights
Accommodation : Kalaw Hill Lodge, Deluxe villa
Kalaw Hill Lodge
"The Hotel - Kalaw Hill Lodge , heritage keeping, nature & Culture preservation, Villas & Lodge constructed in harmony with environment .” "A rural living style- best displays the nature & true hospitality of Myanmar. Built in harmony with environment and preserving the nature Heritage & Culture. Our Farm house, Organic Vegetable garden, Walking trails, wellness spa are incorporated within the lodge ground for your real experience. Using work forced from communities around the area providing job, education and different opportunities for their positive growth. As lodge daily activities are included for in house guest, make sure you have time to do this in the morning 07:25-09:00 am daily and one in the afternoon we can organize on your request. We are running free shuttle bus between Kalaw Town center -The Hotel-Kalaw Hill Lodge - Kalaw Town center daily which is 20 minutes drive. " "Escape every day life to over looking Pristine Pine Forest from our beyond imagination villas where you can also retreat, relax your body, mind & soul at our Wellness Spa."
We will explore Myin Ka’s agriculture production and village life. One of the best ways to connect with a culture is to travel through local villages.
We will stop at a farm to learn about flower & seasonal plantation growing in this region. Then, visit village to meet the people & curious kids where the way of life has remained untouched by time.
Enjoy lunch in a local house, before heading back to Kalaw for the night
Balance of the day at leisure to experience hotel Spa & message
Morning free at leisure to enjoy surrounding beautiful scenery with some photo stops.
A visit to Myinmahti natural sandstone cave which is less touristic before road to Nyaung Shwe, beside glorious Inle Lake.
Another stop at Red mountain Vine yard. Enjoy the view from the mountain and experience the wine tasting.
Continue to Inle Lake, transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Inle Lake – 3 nights
Accommodation : View Point Lodge , cottage
View Point Lodge
If you prefer Burmese everyday life and want to enjoy luxury, then leads to the "View Point Lodge" hardly a way past. The location is perfect (right on the river, where the boat launch to the lake, at the end of the teak bridge) and also the main thoroughfare Yone Gyi with numerous restaurants, bars and shops is nearby.
You will stay in tastefully furnished, modern bungalows, set around an artificial lake. Important: The boats start early in the morning (cargo boats that supply the local markets, extended shortly after 4am), then it will be loud. If you stay in bungalows on the river side you may suffer greatly. If you like it quiet, you should definitely choose the other side (to the paddy fields).
A day touring around beautiful Inle Lake by local boat.
0800 am : The boat man will meet you up at hotel for taking a walk to the jetty about 5 mins. Board to Inle Lake. Along the way you will gain a fascinating insight into life on the waterways of Inle Lake, passing fishermen famous for their curious ‘leg-rowing’ technique and lush ‘floating gardens’ where local farmers grow a surprising variety of fruit and vegetables. Your first stop will be the region’s morning market, which rotates its location around the lake’s villages in a 5-day rhythm and which is a chance to meet some of the people who gather here from the surrounding hilltribe villages.
Your first stop will be the region’s morning market, which rotates its location around the lake’s villages in a 5-day rhythm and which is a chance to meet some of the people who gather here from the surrounding hilltribe villages.
See the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, then visit some villages known for their local crafts including those which specialize in the production of handmade ‘cheroot’ (typical Burmese cigars)
Cruise along foliage cloaked canals to the lakeside village of In Dein in the afternoon. Here you will explore the ancient stupas of Nyaung Ohak and Shwe Inn Thein Paya. The structures date from the 17th and 18th centuries and while some have been restored.
You will also have time to take a stroll around this enchanting village before cruising back to the shore
Free at leisure today.
There are array of activities to do by your own around the lake such as wheel to Mine Thauk or Khaung Daing village, take a stroll around the town, cooking class etc.
Transfer to Yangon airport for your flight to Thandwe. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel by traditional style shuttle bus by passing the lining coconut trees and villages.
Spend two full days of free time to enjoy palm-fringed Ngapali Beach, a three kilometre stretch of golden sand on the turquoise waters on the Bay of Bengal. Ngapali's allure is its tranquil beach and the sleepy villages in the surrounding area - this really is a place for those looking to truly get away from it all. Your hotel will be able to offer an array of relaxing spa treatments and a modest range of water sports and activities including boat trips, bicycle hire and day tours. Make sure you try some of the local cuisine, as the fresh seafood caught and served here is some of the best in Burma. As well as the dining options offered by your hotel, there is a small selection of good local restaurants nearby as well as the restaurants and bars of neighbouring hotels and resorts.
Overnight in Ngapali beach – 2 night
Accommodation: Bayview Beach Resort , Deluxe Bungalow
Bayview Beach Hotel
Boutique style Bayview - the beach resort is located on the idyllic Ngapali Beach in Myanmar's Rakhine State - its coastline forms part of the Bay of Bengal. The resorts' 45 deluxe bungalows and rooms including suites are all situated either directly at the beach or in a beautiful exotic garden under countless palm trees.
There are two restaurants:
The Catch offers fine dining, serving exquisite international and Pan-Asian cuisine and also the freshest fish and seafood accompanied by a large variety of carefully chosen wines.
The Sunset Bar is a beach bar which invites to enjoy international and Asian specialties from pizza to delicious curry dishes. As its name suggests, it is a popular meeting point to enjoy the happy hour not only with an extensive cocktail menu but also with the most wonderful sunsets.
The award winning resort offers a wide range of sport activities, a massage and beauty centre as well as guided tours with its hotel bus.
Transfer to Thandwe for your flight to Yangon, where your trip ends on arrival at Yangon Airport.
- Tour for min party of 2 people/pax
- Price per person based on twin/double sharing basis
- 14 nights, upscale hotel accommodation
- Daily Breakfast , 1 lunch and 1 dinner
- All transfer and transport in private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private touring with local English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- 2 Local flights (Heho to Thandwe, Thandwe toYangon)
- Boat, e-bike where necessary
- Cool tissue and mineral water during touring
Validity : from now to end of March 2019 except 25 Dec 2018 to 2 Jan 2019