Golden Myanmar (Burma)  4 Days   (C)
                          Yangon-Mandalay-Mingun-Yangon                              


Tour Code: 4D-(C)-YG-MDL

   
Day 01:   Arrival Airport:   RGN  (Yangon)    
           
         Welcome to the Garden City Yangon ! Upon arrival, welcome by local guide with welcome present: postcard, and Map of Myanmar. Then transfer to Hotel for check in.

Today Yangon city tour includes: Kandawagyi Royal Park where you can see the glittering Karaweik barge, a replica of the royal barge, Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda, houses the fourth largest colossal reclining Buddha, Bogyoke Aung San Museum which was established in 1962. 15 years after the assassination of Bogyoke. Bogyoke in Myanmar is a term used for General. The museum was the home of the General before he was assassinated. And he is Father’s of Aung San Su Kyi who led the National League for Democracy (NLD) to a majority win in Myanmar's first openly contested election in 25 years in November 2015 and now her position is A State Counsellor for the new government then lunch break.

        In the late afternoon, shopping in the Bogyoke market formerly "Scott market", where you can get a wide range of Myanmar handicraft, jewelries, fabrics, lacquer wares and so on. (note: Bogyoke market is closed on Mondays.), photo stop at the heart of Yangon: Sule Pagoda, Maha Bandoola Park with Independence Monument, City Hall, High Court and many colonial style buildings then start walking along the street Pansodan, in which he will find the beautiful buildings of Post office, the Senate, the beautiful colonial buildings as the House of the Culture while it happens for religious pagodas and elegant parks and end at the little china town. Along the road, you see local experience in ways that the different architectural features, second hand bookstalls, old Government telegram office to the bustling and vibrant life of this large city. And you guide show you a great evening of food throughout the city and got a chance to taste them if you want as there are so many shops for Shan cuisine (Shan noodles, a Shan soup and pennywort salad), a delicious fried tilapia from a street vendor, an assortment of Burmese curries and salads (tea leaf salad was phenomenal) and traditional Myanmar desserts.

       Enjoy the sunset at the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda located on top of Singuttara Hill, where many locals and Buddhists come to worship. Shwedagon Pagoda is thought to have been built between the 6th and 10th Centuries; however it has been rebuilt many times. It is here that eight strands of Buddha’s hair are said to be kept. The pagoda is covered in gold and contains diamonds, rubies and emeralds.
Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.
Lunch: by own
Dinner: by own
  

Day 02:   Yangon-Mandalay  (by morning flight)  (B)
  
           Morning transfer without guide to the airport for flight to Mandalay. Welcome to the Royal City Mandalay ! Upon arrival, welcome by local guide with welcome board then transfer to the hotel for check in. Then visit an ancient city of Amarapura meaning the 'City of Immortality'. Make a visit Mahar Myat Muni Buddha Image the most ancient Buddha image castled in bronze in Myanmar and head your way to the handicraft workshops such as bronze sculpture, marble works, and tapestry making, Mahagandaryone Monastery the largest teaching monastery in Myanmar. Each day at around 10:30 close to 700 monks queue up for their morning meal ritual.

          From the monastery continue to U Bein Bridge for a walk along this 200 year-old teak bridge. The bridge was constructed of 984 teak posts that were once part of the deserted Inwa Palace and it is 1.2 kilometers in length making it the world’s longest teak span. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams. 
This afternoon visit Mya Nan San Kyaw Palace (Royal Palace). This golden palace represents Myanmar’s Sovereignty and independence and can arouse a national patriotic spirit amongst the people of Myanmar. The Royal Palace was destroyed by a British forces air raid in March 1945 but was finally renovated and restored faithfully into its original structure in September 1996. The 89 main halls were re-built with reference to the original photographs, pictures, palm-leaf manuscripts and a miniature model.

           Later head to Shwenandaw Monastery, once part of the palace complex until it was dismantled and reassembled on its present site in 1880 as a monastery. This wooden structure is carved all over with beautiful motifs and mythical creatures. Originally the building was entirely covered in thick gold, today only the interior gold remains due to harshness of the tropical weather, Kuthodaw Pagoda, often called the world's largest book (a set of 729 huge stone slabs on which the Buddhist scriptures are inscribed). Finish the day with a visit to Mandalay Hill to watch sunset over the city plains.
Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
Breakfast: at the hotel
Lunch: by own
Dinner: by own
  
     
Day 03 :  Mandalay-Mingun boat excursion - Yangon (by evening flight)   (B)
              
        Morning we go to Mayanchan jetty to embark on a boat trip up the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to the riverside village of Mingun, enjoying the picturesque scenery of this river and the lifestyles of the local people who live and work on these waters. Unlike Ava and Amarapura, Mingun was not a royal capital yet has many interesting sites to see.

        We visit the Mingun Bell which weighs more than 87 tons and is more than 3.7 metres tall. This is the world's largest uncracked bell. Just south of the bell you'll also visit Mingun Unfinished Pagoda, a giant brick structure built in the late 1700s and although it was unfinished due to economic troubles it is still an impressive site. Mingun's other highlight is the Hisnbyume Pagoda @ Mya Thein Tan Pagoda, a white-washed temple built to resemble Mount Meru. Throughout Mingun there are small neighborhoods crafting traditional basketry and other artistic items and there is plenty of time to stop and interact with the craftsmen and friendly locals. Return by boat late this afternoon, as the sun begins to set. Then back to Mandalay and fly back to Yangon. Then transfer to the hotel for check in and overnight at the hotel in Yangon. 
Breakfast: at the hotel
Lunch: by own
Dinner: by own
  
  
Day 04:   Yangon  Departure   [travel_plan]    (B)

         Morning free at leisure until transfer to International airport for your departure or onwards flight.
Breakfast:  at the hotel                     
       
                                                                   ******  End of Tour  *****


 
  
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     Yangon is with a population of over five million people, Yangon is the bustling former capital of Myanmar. The city boasts  verdant parks, beautiful colonial buildings and the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Yangon was declared the capital of  Myanmar in the late 19th Century by the British. They rebuilt the town after a fire destroyed it in 1841, hence the colonial  influences in the architecture. The British renamed the city Rangoon, however it has been restored to its original Burmese  name of Yangon since 1989 when the country was also renamed Myanmar (replacing the British name of Burma).








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Mandalay  is located 668 km north from Yangon and the last capital of the Burmese Kingdom. Mandalay embodies all the elements of Myanmar’s ancient educational, social and cultural system yet the city is also heavily influenced by the Chinese who have relocated here since the Burma foreign trade restrictions were eased.











Land only package Cost: 

 Minimum 2 person or up

       Hotel               Tour Code              Twin Sharing         Child (no bed)               Single Suppl +
    3* Hotel:       4D-C-YG-MDL 3*             $ 539                      $ 439                         +$148
    4* Hotel:       4D-C-YG-MDL 4*             $ 629                      $ 499                         +$228

 
 * Reduction for triple room : $75 each person.  
 * Child :   Between 2-11 Years old.

Validity: from 01 Oct 2016 – 30 April 2017  

  Remarks:
* All Price are per person in USD.
* Above land only package cost does not included International & domestic airfares.
 * There will be compulsory dinners at the hotels on 24th & 31st Dec 2015 and surcharge apply.
 * Period from 13 -16 April, that will be held Water Festival and the price will be higher, surcharge apply.
  

Services Included
- 03 nights accommodations with breakfast
    (Twin/Double sharing room basis, check in time is at 14:00 and check out time is at 12:00 noon)
- All transfers, transportation and sightseeing by below private air-conditioned vehicles
- English speaking stationed tour guide  (difference gide in each city)

- Entrance fees as per detail program
- Private boat for day excursion to Mingun
- 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus 


Services Excluded
- Visa fee for Myanmar
- International & Domestic  airfares
- Meals (Lunch & Dinner)
- Optional excursions
- Mineral water that beyond limit
- Early check in & check out
- Beverages, laundry services, mini bar, etc.
- Personal expenses such as Camera fees, Tips etc.
- Any other items not mentioned in Service Includes

- Guide and Driver Gratuities
- Porter Charges or any other personal expense 
Estimate Domestic Airfares : 
  1. Day 2: Yangon - Mandalay $140
    Day 3: Mandalay - Yangon $140
 Note:

 *  Carrier/Airlines:   Air KBZ,  Yangon Airways, Air Mandalay, Asian Wings, Air Bagan, Mann                                                                     Yadanarbon Air, Golden Myanmar Airline

*  All above airfares are estimates only and will be updated at the time of booking and ticket issuing. 

3* Hotel

  4*  Hotel 

Yangon 

Summit Parkview Hotel
350 Ahlone Road,
Dagon Township, Yangon
located 15 minutes walk to Shwedagon Pagoda, and 10 mins drive to the heart of the city.
www.summityangon.com
Kandawgyi Palace Hotel
Kan Yeik Thar Road, Yangon, Myanmar

located on the Royal Lake within 20 minutes drive from downtown 

www.kandawgyipalace-hotel.com

Mandalay

Mandalay City Hotel
26th Street, Between 82nd and 83rd Street.
Chanayetharzan Township, Mandalay, 

Located in down town and close to Zay Cho Market

www.mandalaycityhotel.com


  
Sedona Hotel (Mandalay)
No. 1 Junction of 26th and 66th Street Chan Aye Tharzan Township      

Mandalay, located just in front of the Mandalay Palace, 1 hr & 20 min drives from the airport 
  www.sedonahotels.com.sg
Note:  
 * Above Hotel subject to availability.
 * If not available, similar same category hotel will provide and surcharge may aplly.  
  
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