Essence of Myanmar 12 Days

Itinerary

This Myanmar travel itinerary will enable you to see the exquisite culture and learn about the history of the country with places as Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake and end up with the Ngapali Beach. With less than 2 weeks, the trip also provides you a good capture while keeping the pace well to any Myanmar travel lovers.

  • Meditate yourself at the most ancient and sacred Shwedagon temple in Yangon
  • Witness the most surprising way of single leg oaring by local Intha fishermen
  • Watching the beautiful sunrise over thousands of temple in the legendary Bagan
  • Beach break and relaxation at the finest sandy beaches of Ngapali

Day 01: YANGON ARRIVAL

Welcome to Myanmar, meet up with your tour guide and the driver then transfer to hotel for check in. The balance of the day is at leisure and overnight in Yangon.

Yangon-city

Day 02: YANGON

After breakfast at your hotel, start the day exploring the city. Pass faded colonial buildings such as the former parliament, City Hall and immigration offices as well as Mahabandoola Park and Sule Pagoda. Take a break for a cup of tea or coffee at a Let Ywae Sin Tea Shop, a local favourite in downtown. Continue a bit further to Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market. Spend time browsing through the wide selection of local handicrafts and other goods (Note: closed on Mondays and public holidays) before transferring back to the hotel to avoid the heat at midday. This afternoon, visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. Continue to Kandawgyi Park, one of central Yangon’s green spots. Finally we arrive at Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Overnight in Yangon.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Yangon-city-tour
Yangon city tour

Day 03: YANGON – HEHO – INLE LAKE

Free for your own leisure in the morning until transfer to airport a short flight to Heho. Here you will enjoy a one-hour scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to the lovely Inle Lake. A private local motorboat will escort you to your hotel for check in. Along the way, pass stilted villages, the leg-rowing Intha fishermen, and floating gardens anchored to the lake’s bottom with bamboo poles. Overnight on Inle Lake

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide


Day 04: INLE LAKE

Spend a day on the lake exploring the sites and villages by private boat. Should you wish, an early start can be arranged to visit the floating market. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, continue to the village of Inpawkhone to observe the traditional silk weaving techniques of Innthar people. We will also visit a cheroot factory where the local Burmese cigars are rolled by hand. For lunch, enjoy a unique opportunity to cook with a local Inthar family in their stilted house on the lake. Assist in the kitchen as you cook an array of delicious, traditional dishes such as stuffed Inle fish and tomato salad. Then sit on the floor, local-style, in the dining room of the house and enjoy your freshly prepared lunch. Boat back to hotel. Overnight on Inle Lake.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

The-InLe-Lake – Burma

Day 05: INLE LAKE – NYAUNG SHWE – HEHO – BAGAN

A leisurely breakfast starts the day before returning by boat toward Nyaung Shwe, arriving at midday. Break for lunch at Viewpoint Restaurant, widely regarded as the best Shan food in Myanmar. Continue by road to Heho Airport for the flight to Bagan. Upon arrival in Bagan transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure. Overnight in Bagan.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide


Day 06: BAGAN

The journey begins with a visit to Thagyar Pone Temple, a temple with spectacular views over the surrounding plains. Next to Ananda Temple, one of the most revered temples in Bagan. Then we will go to Myinkaba Village and visit Gubyaukgyi Temple which is noted for its beautiful mural paintings on its inner walls and well-preserved plaster carvings on its exterior. Nearby is Manuha Temple and Nan Paya Temple, two smaller temples with nice Buddha statues and stone work. Return to your hotel to rest and have lunch to get away from the heat of midday.
This afternoon stop at a monastery to receive a special blessing by the local monks. This serene ceremony is a great experience and chance to learn about local Buddhism practices.
You’ll also visit a lacquerware shop making beautiful house ware items using techniques passed down by generations of local craftsmen. Overnight in Bagan.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Bagan

Day 07: BAGAN

Optional: Wake up early this morning for an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the temples. Star the day to visit the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda for an introduction in to Bagan’s rich history. Then, visit to nearby Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jataka mural paintings. Continue to Kyan Sitthar Cave temple – walking through the tunnel-like corridors and viewing the fading paintings on the ceiling. Rest of the day is on your own leisure. Overnight in Bagan.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide


Day 08: BAGAN – THANDWE – NGAPALI BEACH (B)

This morning is at your leisure until transferring to the Nyaung U Airport for your flight to Thandwe Airport. Upon arriving at Thandwe Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to Ngapali Beach in a short drive. Ngapali Beach is a quiet 3-kilometer stretch of white sands lined by coconut palms. The warm, clear waters are perfect for water sports such as snorkeling and there are several small islands around which can be reached by boat. Overnight in Ngapali.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide


Day 09: NGAPALI BEACH

On your own leisure to enjoy local life and the beach of Ngapali.
Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: None


Day 10: NGAPALI BEACH

On your own leisure to enjoy local life and the beach of Ngapali.
Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: None


Day 11: NGAPALI BEACH – THANDWE – YANGON

Spend the morning on the beach before departing to Thandwe airport for your afternoon flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to check in your hotel and the rest of the evening is at your leisure. Overnight in Yangon.
Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: None


Day 13: YANGON DEPARTURE

Today is free at leisure until being transferred to the airport for your departure flight. End of services.
Meals: Breakfast
Tour guide: None

Yangon City tour

Pricing

Categories Price valid till Mar, 2018 (per person in USD)
(per person in USD)
2 people 3-5 people 6-9 people Single Supplement
Superior $1,734 $1,684 $1,571 $702
Deluxe $1,879 $1,829 $1,716 $840
Luxury $2,290 $2,239 $2,126 $1,231


LIST OF ACCOMMODATION

City Superior Deluxe Luxury
Yangon Summit Parkview Hotel Inya Lake Hotel Sule  Shangrila Hotel
Inle Lake Golden Island Cottage Inle Resort Aureum Resort & Spa
Bagan Bagan Thande Hotel Aye Yar River View Resort Aureum Palace Bagan
Ngapali Thande Beach Hotel Amata Resort Aureum Resort & Spa

Include & Exclude

Trip Inclusive

  • Accommodation in twin/double sharing with breakfast
  • Private transfer with air-conditioner van
  • Domestic flight Yangon Heho Bagan Thandwe Yagon
  • Bottle of water on tour days
  • Regional English speaking guide (no guide in Ngapali)
  • Private boat for Inle Lake excursions
  • Meals as indicated (without beverage)
  • (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch,D=Dinner)
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Taxes and service charges

Trip Exclusive

  • Travel insurance
  • Myanmar visa
  • Beverages and meals not mention in Inclusive column
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses & laundry
  • International flight tickets to/from Yangon
  • International departure airport tax Yangon
  • Early check in & late check-out at all hotel
  • Bank service fees, bank transfer fees for non-cash payments
  • Peak season surcharges by hotels/ Compulsory dinner if there is any
  • Optional tours (quote separatedly)

Note:

Check in time: 02.00pm Check out time: 12.00pm

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