Golden Myanmar (Burma)  7 Days  (B)
                          Yangon - Mandalay - Sagaing - Bagan - Mt.Popa - Yangon                              


Tour Code: 7D-(B)-YMSBP

   
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 - Sagaing - Ava - Mandalay (B)
   
                Morning start drive for an excursion around Mandalay to explore the former capitals of Ava and Sagaing by cross a bridge over the Irrawaddy River to Sagaing. Covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious center of Myanmar.  It is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers and you will visit pagodas such as Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thone Sae. 
We’ll also visit Sagaing’s local market, a typical Burmese market that few tourists visit. Here you will find a range of items for sale including locally made pottery, silver and other handicrafts. We will also stop at a small pottery village to see the process of making the ubiquitous water pots found throughout Myanmar. 
 
            Then continue south of the city to Ava, the capital from 14th to 18th centuries, where a short ferry ride will take us across the river to where our horse and carriage are waiting. Visit by native horse carriage to the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace and Fort. There are many small villages located amid Ava’s ruins and as you travel by horse and cart you’ll get a glimpse of local life in the Burmese countryside, Mainu Brick Monastery and old watch tower. Then return to Mandalay. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
Breakfast: at the hotel
Lunch: by own
Dinner: by own
  
Optional tour: Enjoy face washing ceremony of Maha Muni Pagoda
          It’s an early morning at 4.00 AM, we go to Maha Muni Pagoda, Mandalay’s most important religious sites to enjoy face washing ceremony of the venerable. The main Buddha image here is more than 3.5 metres high and is coated with golf leaf applied by the local pilgrims- in fact, so much gold leaf has been applied over the years that the image is now distorted and appears lumpy in texture. Every morning at 4.30 the monks and locals gather at Mahamuni to wash the statue’s face with scented water and clean his teeth with a soft brush. This bizarre yet beautiful ceremony is worth getting out of bed for! Next we continue to a local neighborhood to witness the daily alms collection of the monks. Clothed in red robes and carrying their alms bowls, a solemn line of barefoot monks walks along the streets to collect offerings from the locals. The morning alms collection is an important part of daily life for the monks and for the Burmese people as it symbolizes ‘making merit’ and also reminds to Buddhist of their mutual inter-dependence. Surcharge rate is to be advised.)
  

Day 04 :   Mandalay - Bagan (by boat)  (B)

              After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Jetty to take boat trip for a whole river cruise on the majestic Ayeyarwaddy River from Mandalay to Bagan. Enjoy the extraordinary scenic and interesting sights along the picturesque Ayeyarwaddy River on Shwe Kein Nayee boat or Malikha boat or MGRG boat with the capacity of about 120-150 passengers. Arrive at Bagan Jetty in the evening and transfer to hotel for check in. 
Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
Breakfast: at the hotel
Lunch: on board
Dinner: by own
  
  
Day 05:   Bagan Sightssing (B)
         
           Morning start visit to Nyaung U local market & Myinkabar colorful market where you can close to observe the ways of local people and road side sellers, then the golden pagoda of Shwezigon pagoda, which is Pagan's most important reliquary shrine look out for images of 37 "Nats" housed in a small hall. See 12th century frescoes adorning the corridors of Kyansitta "Cave" temple. Continue to Gubyaukgyi, another "cave" temple with fine frescoes of "jataka tales". Next stop is Htilominlo, the last Bamar style temple built in Bagan, with old murals and friezes. Pass through Tharaba Gateway into Old Bagan.

         In the afternoon, visit Manuha Temple with gigantic Buddha images, a captive king's impression of life in prison; Nanpaya, an Early-style temple with the finest stone carvings, Ananda temple, a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, and the adjacent brick monastery from the early Bagan era with well-preserved murals. Making a photo stop at the tallest temple measuring 61 meters Thatbuinnyu known as ": temple of omniscience" and dating from 1091, Dhamayangyi, a massive-looking temple dating from end of 12th century which is famous for its interlocking mortar less brickwork, Mingalarzedi, the last of the large pagodas built in the 13th century, representing the pinnacle of Bamar pagoda architecture, local lacquer workshop to watch craftsmen skillfully making this most famous of Bagan handicrafts.
             
           Late this afternoon we’ll take a relaxing native horse cart ride through the temple area, winding your way along the roads past dozens of monuments. Stop as you wish to take photos or explore the temples. At the sunset time and climb to the top of Shwesandaw stupa to enjoy magnificent views over Pagan's temples and the Ayeyarwady River.
Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
Breakfast: at the hotel
Lunch: by own
Dinner: by own
  
    
Optional tour: Hot Air Balloon riding for sunrise.
             This morning we can make Hot Air Ballooning tour to enjoy beautiful sunrise. It is take about 45 minutes. Balloon Office will pick you up at 06:30 AM at your staying hotel by their old bus. The exciting thing about ballooning is that you just don’t know. You will see Bagan waking up in the morning. You will see many temples in the distance and get a spectacular aerial view of Bagan. Sometimes you may fly over villages and see people on their early morning rounds, feeding their animals; or going to market. It is an amazing and interactive experience. Then back to the hotel. Surcharge for Balloon riding is USD 290 per person and it is operated the period from Oct to Mar.)
 
Optional tour: Horse cart or Bicycle.
             You can enjoy the Bagan land by riding native horse carriage or Bicycle and it is by own account as not included in the price. Excursion by these, you can through the temple plains, stopping for photos or more temple exploration, and catch the sunset from an elevated location. Surcharge rate is USD 8-10 per person.)
  

Day 06:    Bagan - Mt. Popa by Car -  Yangon (by evening flight)  (B)
          
              Morning day excursion up to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano standing 1518 metres high has played an important role in Myanmar culture, religion and history since earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. Learn about nats and nat worship from your local guide. 
There are 777 steps to reach Taung Kalat, the temple located at the top (shoes and socks must be removed at the temple). The steps are tiled and under cover with railings to hold onto if necessary; it will take 1.5 hours of walking to the top and back. Please hold on to your belongings as there are many monkeys here.

             A short stop on the way to Bagan will be made to study Toddy farmer's life like collecting toddy wine, making molasses, and making hands made oil. 
(if the time allowed, visit to Minnanthu village to see how the local people live.) then transfer to the airport for return flight to Yangon. Welcome by the driver and hotel check in.
Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
Breakfast: at the hotel
Lunch: by own
Dinner: by own
  
  
Day 07:   Yangon  Departure   [by Morning flight]    (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).









​​      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


































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Bagan with the advent of the 11th century and till the end of the 13th century, kings, generals and dignitaries spared no effort to have brick put upon brick, to build temples and pagodas one after the other with the solitary aim of favourably influencing their re-incarnation. It is believed as many as 12,000 temples and stupas once stood in the area; however, invasions, war and natural disasters have reduced most of these to rubble. Despite this, Bagan is home to more than 2,200 standing ancient temples today and as such, is Myanmar’s greatest architectural site. As there are more than 2000 temples & stupas. Indeed it is difficult to cover all temples within limited time. Therefore we have carefully selected only some major temples for you in order to avoid hectic tourism.   













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Land only package Cost: 

 Minimum 2 person or up

       Hotel               Tour Code            Twin Sharing         Child (no bed)               Single Suppl +
    3* Hotel:       7D-B-YMSBP-3*             $ 949                        $  759                         +$279
    4* Hotel:       7D-B-YMSBP-4*             $1149                       $ 929                          +$459

 
 * 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
- 06 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
- Native horse carriage fee for visit in Ava, Mandalay
- Schedule boat from Mandalay to Bagan  
- 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 6: Bagan - Yangon $129
 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 Marke

www.mandalaycityhotel.com
  

Bagan

Bagan Thande Hotel
Bagan Archiological Zone, Old Bagan, Old Bagan MANDALAY DIVISION, MYANMAR  
 
Bungalow type, located in Old Bagan on the river side and main archeological site
www.hotelbaganthande.com
  
Tharabar Gate Hotel
Bagan Archiological Zone, Old Bagan, Old Bagan MANDALAY DIVISION, MYANMAR  
 
Located in old Bagan within 3 min walk to Anandar Temple  and 10 mins drive from the airport
www.tharabargate.com
  
Note:  
 * Above Hotel subject to availability.
 * If not available, similar same category hotel will provide and surcharge may aplly.  
  

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