Myanmar - Burma Tour

Myanmar - Burma 
Temple and Nature Tour
9N/10D

A full of action 10 days tour around the country.
This tour has it all, the most spectacular Temples of Myanmar and its natural beauty.



Detailed Program:

Day 01 Yangon Arrival
Arrivals and accommodations

Some highlights of Yangon sightseeing - Sule Pagoda the heart of city, Maha Bandoola Park with Independence monument, photo stop at Karaweik Hall - a royal floating barge, National Museum to see the 8 meters high Golden Lion Throne & Mandalay Royal Regalia, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha, Bogyoke Market with hundreds of stores, the old colonial style city & dating back over 2000 years Shwedagon Pagoda. 

Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 02 Yangon - Heho - Pindaya - Inle
Transfer by plane to Heho. Arrive Heho & proceed to Pidaya. Visit Pindaya Cave - thousands of Buddha Images placed there by pilgrims over many centuries & Shan Umbrella home industry. Then drive back to Nyaung Shwe then boat ride to hotel in Lake Inle. 

Dinner & overnight at hotel at Lake Inle.

Day 03 Inle
Excursion visit in Lake Inle by boat. The famous sites are typical floating garden, leg rowers, local ways of fishing, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, jumping cat monastery - where small cats are trained to loop jump, the weaving industry in Inpawkhon, the traditional cheroot industry, silver smith workshop. 

Dinner. Overnight at hotel at Lake Inle.

Day 04 Inle - Heho - Mandalay
Air transfer to Mandalay. 
In the afternoon visit Mahamuni Image, wood / stone carving, bronze casting industries, Zaycho Market, tapestry workshop, Shwenandaw Kyaung, Kuthodaw Pagoda & sunset from Mandalay Hill. 

Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Day 05 Mandalay - Mingun - Sagaing - Innwa - Amarapura - Mandalay
Morning visit to Mingun, 11km upstream on the western bank of Irrawaddy River, 45 mins. cruise can view some of the village life along the river. Famous sites are Huge but Unfinished Pagoda & the world largest ringing Bell. Then continuous visit to Sagaing by car & visit Sagaing Hill. The other sites -- Aung Myay Bonzan Monastery, Me Nu Oak Kyaung, old watch tower in Innwa & sunset from U Bein wooden bridge of Amarapura.

Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Day 06 Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay
Excursion visit to Pyin Oo Lwin ( former British Hill Station Maymyo ) which is 90 mins. up hill drive from Mandalay. Cool climate with panoramic sights are Waterfall, Peik Chin Myaung Cave - gigantic Buddha Statue, Forest Museum, Chinese Jog House, May Myo Zay & 2000 acre Botanical Garden known as Kandawgyi Garden. 

Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Day 07 Mandalay - Bagan by boat
Early breakfast & transfer to jetty. About 10 hours cruise down stream Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Bagan. 

Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

Day 08 Bagan
Whole day visit in Bagan. First sightseeing to Nyaung Oo Market to see traditional Myanmar life. Then the worthy sites to visit are Shwezigon Pagoda - built in ( 1084 - 1113 ), Kyansittha Umin near Nat Hlaung Kyaung, Wetkyi-in Gubyaukgyi Temple - with fine mural painting of Jatakas scenes, Htilominlo - with its plaster carvings, Ananda - an architectural masterpiece, Thatbyinnyu Temple - highest in Bagan. Continue to Myinkaba village to see Manuha temple - with gigantic Buddha image, Nanpaya temple - an early style with the finest stone carving and Dhamayangyi Temple, now you have seen the most beautiful, the highest & the most massive three temples of Bagan --- Ananda, Thatbyinnyu & Dhamayangyi respectively.

Sunset balloon ride (October to May).

Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

Day 09 Bagan - Popa - Bagan - Yangon
Visit Mt. Popa, 37 miles from Bagan - where you can explore five forest ecosystems all within one hour trekking if time permits. You can also observe the ways of life of upper Burmans. Visit lacquer ware industries in Bagan too. 

Air transfer to Yangon in the evening. 

Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 10 Departure Yangon
Breakfast & departures


Please note this tour is operated by our local partner in Myanmar.

Dates:
dates on request, available all year round

Please note: minimum 2 people are required for this package.

Prices:
from USD 3500 per person - standard Prices
from USD 2990 per person - early bird prices for payments at least 60 days before the tour start date

20% discount is offered to the second person when booking together and sharing a room.

Prices include:
all meals and hotels  (4 star standard), internal transfers, entrance fees, english speaking guides

Prices exclude: 
drinks, tips and personal expenses etc


Flights:
Yangon International Airport (IATA: RGN, ICAO: VYYY)

Please note: you need to obtain a tourist e-visa to be able to enter Myanmar

Bookings and contact:
Thomas White Eagle
dharmaaqp@gmail.com
WhatsApp: +420 77.5555.731

Private tours are available also on demand for groups of 2 or more.

Cancellation/changes/no show policy:
1) Once you book your place / pay there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat. You should honor that and so will we.
2) If you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:
a) find somebody else until 7 days before the start date, no extra fee required
b) no shows with no notice equals in 100% fee loss.
3) If we have to cancel the retreat for any reason you will receive a full refund within 30 days