vietnam tours packages

Golden Burma
(10 days / 9 night’s trip)

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is recognized by the world as the Golden Land. It is one of the earliest homes of mankind, where one can have exclusive experiences of a life-time.

Brief itinerary:    

Day 1: Arrival Yangon. City tour
Day 2: Yangon – flight to Mandalay
Day 3: Mandalay – Mingun – Ava – Amarapura - Mandalay
Day 4: Mandalay – Mont Popa - Bagan
Day 5: Bagan. Guided tour
Day 6: Bagan. Free visit
Day 7: Bagan - Pindaya
Day 8: Pindaya - Inle
Day 9: Inle – Heho – flight to Yangon
Day 10: Yangon – Departure.

Detailled itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival Yangon. City tour
On arrival at the airport, you are met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Visit Yangon: Walking through the old colonial quarters, visit the 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 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 – Mount Popa – Bagan
After breakfast, drive to Bagan. Stop at Mount Popa, a sacred mountain that dominates the Myingyan from the top of its 737 meters. Mount Popa is a place for pilgrimage, it is the largest worship place of the Nats in the country. Quick Tour of Mount Popa or the Flower Mountain. Continue driving to Bagan. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel

Day 5: 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 6: Bagan. Free visit
After breakfast at hotel, you have free time for visit Bagan as you wish. You can also rend a bike or carriages or make a balloon fly. Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Bagan – Pindaya
After the breakfast at hotel, road departure from Bagan to Pindaya – capital of the Danu people. The road crosses the plains of the Irrawaddy valley before climbing the foothills of the Shan plateau to reach Kalaw and Pindaya, a village which is spread around a lake with shady banks of Banias centuries. In the evening you can walk in the village of Pindaya. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8: Pindaya – Inle lake
After breakfast, discovery of the famous caves with the 8000 buddha who were placed there by pilgrims over the centuries. Then you will visit a handicraft production of Shan Paper. After that, departure from Pinday to Nyaung Shwe. It’s a town a few kilometers north of Inle Lake in the Shan State of Myanmar. On road you will visit the Shwe Yan Pyay monastery. The red painted, teak-wood building is an interesting architectural structure on its own. Then take a motorized pirogue to visit the Inle Lake. It’s a freshwater lake. Although not a large lake, there are a number of endemic species. Over twenty species of snails and nine species of fish are found nowhere else in the world. 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 9: Inle – Heho – flight to Yangon
Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to the airport (Heho) for the flight to Yangon. Transfer to your hotel in Yangon. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Yangon – Departure
Free Day in Yangon. Lunch and dinner on your own. Transfer to the airport for your departure. End of the 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

2.365

2109

1.844

1.672

1.650

1.501

300

Superior

2.795

2.768

2.344

2.234

2.169

1.991

650

Deluxe

3.211

2.956

2.581

2.530

2.521

2.427

1.200

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)

Bagan

Arthawka**
(Superior room)

Bagan Golf Hotel***
(Deluxe room)

Tharabar Gate****
(
Deluxe room)

Pindaya  

Pindaya Inle Inn**
(Superior room)

Conqueror hôtel***
(Superior room)

Conqueror hôtel***
(Superior room)

Inle 

Paradise Hotel-Lac Inle**
(Superior room)

The Serenity hotel 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 classe of local agent airline
- Transfer of hotels-Airport- hotels with a private car
- English speaking guide
- Transfer with air-condition private car
- Entrance fees and excursions according to program
- The Puppet Show in the restaurant Nandar in Bagan.
- Lunch and dinner in the local restaurants as per program
- Boat of visit as mentioned.

- International flights, airport taxes
- Drinks, tips and any personal expenses
- Visa Fees & Travels insurance  
- Supplement for single room
- Meals mentioned free                                                     
- Other services are not mentioned above including
- The cost of rights picture in pagodas is not taken into account.
- Bike rental

 

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 !