Myanmar Inspiration Tour
Places Visited: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Pyin Oo Lwin, Kalaw, Inle Lake
12 Days / 11 Nights
Day 1: Yangon Arrival
You will be welcomed by your local tour guide and transfer to hotel for check-in. Afternoon guided tour of Kandawgyi Lake and the Shwedagon Pagoda, two of Yangon’s most iconic sites.
Day 2: Yangon
Guided walking tour through Yangon’s bustling port area, into Chinatown, and the Sule Pagoda district with its beautiful colonial architecture on a slow and easy pace. Shopping opportunity at the Bogyoke Aung San market (formerly Scott Market), where you can find a wide range of handicraft shops, gems and jewellery. Finishing with a visit to the Htwe Oo Puppetry Home to see a traditional Myanmar puppet show conducted by a master in the art.
Day 3: Yangon – Bagan
Early morning flight to Bagan then a guided tour of the city’s most important pagodas and temples, as well as the market. This afternoon a short guided cycle ride through scenic villages and temples, with splendid photographic opportunities.
Day 4: Bagan
An enchanting walking tour through Bagan unfolds secrets from the city’s dramatic history. Finish at the Myinkaba village for displays of traditional craftsmanship. Late afternoon horse-and-cart ride to see this beautiful city in the golden hour, and to take in a magical sunset.
Day 5: Bagan – Mandalay
Morning flight to Mandalay, Myanmar’s capital of culture and the hub of Buddhism. Welcome by the local guide and first drive to Mahamuni Buddha Image, a cast made of the Buddha and one of the hollest sites in Myanmar. Afternoon transfer to your hotel in Mandalay before visiting the Golden Palace monastery, the Kuthodaw pagoda, also known as The World’s Largest Book, that contains 730 stone tablets inscribed with the Tripiṭaka (Buddhist doctrine) and enjoy the beautiful sunset seen from the top of Mandalay Hill.
Day 6: Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin – Amarapura – Mandalay
An early start to drive to Pyin Oo Lwin (formerly May Myo), a former British Hill Station. Enjoy a short horse-drawn coach ride through the colony. Guided walk through traditional farming villages and a noted coffee plantation, stopping off at a waterfall on the return journey. Driving back to mandalay through Amarapura and a walk over the famous U-Bein bridge. Complete the day with sunset over Taungthaman Lake.
Day 7: Mandalay – Heho – Kalaw
Morning flight to Heho and transfer to Kalaw, a former British colony, to visit the Shwe U Min Paya Cave. Afternoon guided walk through the countryside to Nangthe village, to explore traditional agriculture techniques and visit a hill tribe.
Day 8: Kalaw
Full-day visit to Magwe conservation area. Help with the feeding and bathing of the rescued elephants here in the forest. Many butterflies, birds and orchids are also visible. Option to join in with the tree-planting initiative in the area.
Day 9: Kalaw – Nyaung Shwe
Transfer to Nyaung Shwe via the Shwe Yan Pyay monastery. Afternoon cycle ride to the attractive Red Mountain Wine Estate, to enjoy a tasting session and some of the finest views in Myanmar.
Day 10: Inle Lake
Scenic boat trip to Inndein on the lake’s western edge. A visit to a ruined pagoda complex on the hill above is rewarded by a return descent through a mature bamboo forest. Afternoon visit to Inthar Heritage House to see the famed Burmese cats that inhabit it. Further excursions include a boat construction workshop and a traditional blacksmiths.
Day 11: Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon
Transfer by boat to Nyaung Shwe followed by a transfer to Heho airport and flight back to Yangon. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure for relexation, optional Afternoon Tea at the luxury Strand Hotel or enjoy an exotic street foods in popular China Town.
Day 12: Yangon Departure
Transfer after breakfast to airport for your international flight.
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If you’d like to change the accommodation or even the itinerary for your specific interest and requirement, please speak to us. We can tailor the perfect itinerary based around where you would like to go and what you would like to see. We will help plan your dream holiday.
Available upon request.
- Hotel accommodations on a twin/double share basis
- Daily hotel breakfast
- All Meals as listed (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
- Private transfers to and from airports
- English speaking local guides (different at each place) – except free day
- Domestic flights as listed
- Air-conditioned private car and driver for sightseeing
- Private boat service for sightseeing in Inle Lake
- Horse cart tour in Bagan
- Entry/zone fees for visiting sites (payable on entry)
What’s NOT included:
- International flights to and from Myanmar
- Myanmar visa fee
- Food and not drinks not specified
- International airport departure tax
- Travel insurance
- Camera and Video camera fees
- Any other services not mentioned as “included “
*Price, quoted in British Pound (GBP), is based on the low season rate and subject to change.
Flights We will arrange all domestic flights included in itineraries. We can also arrange the flights from all UK airports upon request as we are ATOL bonded.
Visa All details are for UK passport holders only. A visa is COMPULSORY to enter Myanmar. A 28-day tourist visa is usually sufficient for most visitors. The visa is issued by the Myanmar Embassy or Consulate in London. It usually takes 3-5 working days to obtain. At present, eVisa system is also in place. Check more info on http://www.evisa.moip.gov.mm/. Important Note: The Visa is valid 3 months from date of issue and NOT date of entry into the country so please time your application accordingly.
Passport A valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date is required. Please ensure that it has at least one blank page.
Insurance You will require a comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. We are the authorised referral agents of 2 insurance providers who are the UK market leaders in hassle-free travel add-ons. Please follow the link for more info http://www.visitatravel.com/travel-insurance/.
Vaccinations and Malaria Prevention You will require vaccinations for your visit to Myanmar. Please consult your doctor for the up-to-date advice. It is important that you do this well in advance of your departure date.
Booking Procedure Once the travel dates and clients details are checked and confirmed, we would typically require a deposit of 20% in order that we can secure availability for your booking. The remaining balance is due 30 days before departure. Any booking within 30 days of departure needs a full payment.
Travelling Responsibly At Visita Travel we believe that, as travellers, we have a shared responsibility to protect the places we visit and to do all we can to preserve the natural riches, unique and diverse cultures, and generous and hospitable communities which make it such a privilege to travel to these places. It is our belief that when we travel we should give as well as take, so in working toward sustainable tourism wherever possible we seek out local suppliers and businesses who take account of the environmental and social impacts of their activities.
Travel Books If you love readings, we have a lists of recommended book on Myanmar http://www.visitatravel.com/travel-books-myanmar/.
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