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Burmese Dreams
(13 days / 12 night trip)

This trip shows very comprehensive, one by one, witnesses of a long glorious part, strung along the legendary Irrawaddy, before turning to the Inle Lake, in the lush green mountains of the Shan Plateau. A succession of magical moments, illuminated by the golden pagodas and smiling Burmese

Brief itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Yangon. Visits
Day 2: Yangon - flight to Mandalay
Day 3: Mandalay - Mingun –Ava - Amarapura- Mandalay.
Day 4: Mandalay - Moniwa
Day 5: Moniwa- Pakkhoku - Mount Popa
Day 6: Mount Popa - Salay- Bagan
Day 7: Bagan. Guided tour
Day 8: Bagan. Free visit
Day 9: Bagan – flight to Heho – Pindaya - Inle
Day 10: Inle- Indein- Inle
Day 11: Inle-Sagar-Inle
Day 12: Inle-Heho- flight to Yangon
Day 13: Yangon. Departure flight. End of voyage.

Detailled itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Yangon.
On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Then visit Yangon: Walking through the old colonial district in center of the city, Sule pagoda, the Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha and the Scott Market. Late afternoon visit the Shwedagon Pagoda. Shwedagon is the most sacred pagoda as it enshrines the relics of the three earlier buddhas and the eight hairs of Gautama Buddha, it rises 99.4 meters and glittering in gold. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Yangon - flight to Mandalay
After breakfast, transfer to airport for the flight Yangon-Mandalay. On arrival in Mandalay, a vehicle is waiting for you to drive you to the city. The first visit of the second-largest city and the last royal capital of Burma depend on the arrival time. Visit the Mahamuni Buddha Temple, discovery of the Gold Leaf Manufacture, Shwenandaw Monastery, it’s a monastery made entire out of teak wood with beautiful intricate carvings. Visit the Kuthodaw Paya, Kyauktawgyi paya temple, Sandamuni paya and the Mandalay hill: it’s a 230-meters hill located near Mandalay. On the hill, you will have a panoramic view on the fortress and the whole city. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Mandalay - Mingun –Ava - Amarapura- Mandalay.
After breakfast, cruise on the Irrawaddy River until Mingun village. The Mingun temple is a monumental uncompleted, due to an astrologer who claimed that, once the temple was finished, the king would die. Then a carriage tour in the old princely town of Ava. On the way back, stop in Amarapura and crosse the U Bein bridge. Amarapura is a township of Mandalay, bounded by the Ayeyarwady River in the west. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel                                                                   

Day 4: Mandalay – Monywa
After breakfast, road departure to Monywa, located 136 km northwest of Mandalay on the eastern bank of the River Chindwin. Visit silversmiths and craftsmen of the pagoda Thanboddhay which was built in 1303 but has been restored several times. The current building dates from 1939 and houses more than 500 000 sculptures, relics and other sacred objects. Continue to visit the Cave-temples of Po Win Taung. which were probably inhabited from the beginning of human appearance in Myanmar. Some of these caves are now filled with paintings and old Buddhas. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel

Day 5: Moniwa- Pakkhoku - Mount Popa
Afterbreakfast. Departure by road (3-4 hours) to Pakkhoku. Cruise by private boat from Irrawaddy river to Bagan (about 2 hours). It is the country's largest river and most important commercial waterway. Then continue the road (1 hour) to the Mount Popa, it’s a 737 meter sheer-sided volcanic plug. Mount Popa is a place of pilgrimage since it’s the most important place of worship of the Nats from the country. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Mount Popa - Salay- Bagan
After breakfast, departure for discovery of Mount Popa Mountain or Flower Mountain. Then drive to visit Salay, an important center of Buddhism in Myanmar with many active monasteries.
Salay, many years ago, created its own unique style of Bagan-era architecture. While visiting Salay you will learn more about monastic life, Burmese Buddhism and this unique architectural style as you visit several sites including Salay is Yoke Sone Kyaung monastery, one of the oldest wooden halls in the area. Then go to Bagan at the end of the after-noon. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Bagan. Guided tour
After breakfast, visit the most beautiful sites of Bagan - an ancient city in the Mandalay Division of Burma: Sche Zi Gone pagoda, Mingalazedi Pagoda, Sulamani Temple, Ananda, Myinkaba Gu Byauk Gyi, de Thatbyinnyu, Gawtawpalin, Dhammayan Gyi….
Continue to visit the Burma Lacquer factory in New-Bagan and the Archaeological Museum.Sunset over the Pha That Kyi Temple. Lunch at a local restaurant. Dinner at Nandar restaurant while watching the puppet show. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8: Bagan. Free visit
After breakfast at hotel, you have free time for visit Bagan as you wish. You can also rent a bike or carriages or make a balloon fly. Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Bagan – flight to Heho – Pindaya - Inle
Take a morning flight to Shan and the Inle Lake. On arrival at the Heho airport, your vehicle is waiting to take you to the village Pindaya. Discovery of the famous caves: the 8000 buddha's cave. Then you will visit a handicraft production of Shan Paper. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then you will take the road to Inle. Stop in Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, it’s a red painted, teak-wood building is an interesting architectural structure on its own. Lunch and dinner at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Inle- Indein- Inle
After breakfast, take a motorized pirogue to visit the Inle Lake. It’s a freshwater lake, situated over 800 meters above sea level and surrounded by mountains, it is mainly populated by Inthas "The son of Lake" living on the shores or in houses on stilts and cultivate many varieties of flowers and vegetables on floating islands made ​​up of land and water hyacinth. Visit the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the Jumping Cat Monastery, the Indein Village and the the silk-weaving village In Paw Khon. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Inle-Sagar-Inle
After breakfast, departure on boat to the south of the Inle Lake, with a local guide. Discover magnificent lake scenery surrounded by green hills along the route to access Sankar, also known as Sagar, who was a city Shan princes from the sixteenth century, the site visit. The lake is 13 miles long, and is densely inhabited by many different tribes. Visit the market.  Every 5 day all the hill tribe people come down from the mountains to buy and sell their goods, such as many different hand made items. The market place is alive with activity and the hill tribe people wear their colorful, uniquely woven national costumes decorated with artistically designed jewelry. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Inle-Heho- flight to Yangon
Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to the airport (Heho) for the flight Heho-Yangon. Transfer from airport to your hotel. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Yangon - AIRPORT. Departure flight
Free time in Yangon. Lunch and dinner on your own. Transfer to the airport. End of your trip.

Tour price
(Price per person in US $)
Valid till 30thSeptember  2017

 Hotel category

Group
of 2

Group
of 3- 5

Group
of 6- 9

Group
of 10-15

Group
of 16-19

Group more than 20

Sgl
Sup

Standard

2.745

2.581

2.334

2.125

2.191

2.062

734

Superior

3.169

3.004

2.367

2.346

2.328

2.277

1.140

Deluxe

3.746

3.487

3.239

3.168

3031

2.909

1.557

Note: Supplement will be added to the price of the trip during Christmas and New Year period (from the 24 of December 2016 to the 05th of January 2017), and also during the Tet Holiday from the 27th of January to 05th February 2017

Name of city / list of hotels

Standard

Superior

Deluxe

Yangon  

Panorama Hotel**
(superior
room)

Summit Park View Hotel*** 
(superior room)

Savoy Hotel****
(Deluxe room)

Mandalay

Silver Star**
(superior room)

Mandalay City***
(superior room)

Mandalay Hill Resort****
(Deluxe room)

Monywa  

Monywa Hotel**
( superior room)

Win Unity Resort***
(
Deluxe room)

Win Unity Resort***
(
Deluxe room)

Popa     

Mont Popa Resort****
(Deluxe room)

Mont Popa Resort****
(Deluxe room)

Mont Popa Resort****
(Deluxe room)

Bagan

Arthawka**
(Deluxe room)

Amazing Bagan***
(Deluxe room)

Tharabar Gate****
(
Deluxe room)

Inle 

Paradise Hotel-Lac Inle**
(superior room)

Sky Lake  Resort***
(superior room)

Inle Resort****
(Deluxe room)

 

The price is included:

The price is excluded:

  • Accommodation based on twin sharing room including breakfast
  • Domestic flight in economy class of local agent airline
  • Transfer of hotels-Airport- hotels with a private car
  • English speaking guide
  • Visit with private car, private boat as program
  • The Puppet Show in the restaurant Nandar in Bagan.
  • All meals mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees and excursions according to program
  • International flights, airport taxes, visa
  • Drinks, tips and any personal expenses
  • Supplement for single room
  • Meals mentioned free
  • Visa Fees & Travels insurance
  • Thecostsof photos in the Pagoda
  • Other services are not mentioned above including

 

Additional Remarks:
Itinerary is subject to change depending on the confirmed flights, road conditions, and room availability.
Hotels listed in above might not be upto standard of your expectation, especially in the remote area where limitation of accommodation.
Prices are subject to change in case of VAT or other tax increases and USD currency fluctuations.

Observations:

The proposed trip has been tailored with great and professional care for your group only, and per your request such as the number of participants, the holiday period, the category of hotels ect. Your trip will be definitive after your confirmation and your deposit.

The hotels mentioned in the above list is for your reference only, They can be replaced by another hotel of similar quality and rating, in case the hotels are fully booked or have any “force majeurs”.
Please note that check-in time is from 14 pm and latest check-out time is at 12 am.

Domestic flights are provided by the local airline of the country you visit. The flight times may be changed without prior notice. Mandarin Road VOYAGE can not be liable for these force majers.

In general, all information in this document are only valid at the time when we make the trip for you. It can be changed for reasons beyond the control of Mandarin Road VOYAGES, such as : acts of God, acts of government, war (whether declared or not), threat of war, other hostilities, terrorist activity, civil strife, strikes, riots, fire, thefts, epidemics, quarantine or medical regulations, natural and nuclear disaster, medical or customs regulations, technical or administrative problems with transport, change or cancellation of International or domestic air/ train/ boat. We’ll inform you as soon as possible.

For your safety:
Health: No vaccinations are required. However, we advise you to update your vaccinations classics (diphtheria, tetanus, typhoid, polio, hepatitis). Appropriate antimalarial treatment may be necessary. Please seek advice from your doctor. Remember to go to the dentist before your trip.  Please read carefully GENERAL INFORMATION on our website.

Food/ Water: The Vietnamese cuisine is healthy, copious and fine. Westerners will find common ground with their daily food, but also typical Asian tastes.
For water, we recomment you buy bottled water (mineral water or purified). Please note that the tap water in hotels is not always drinkable.

However, please rest assured that we’ll make your trip wonderful and satisfactory.

Have a nice trip with Mandarin Road !