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Yangon colonial architecture
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Mingalaba! Welcome to Yangon!
This former capital of Myanmar is home to a fascinating blend of impressive colonial architectures, tree-lined boulevards, exciting street life scenes and glittery temples dotted around, making it the most exciting place in the country.
Check in hotel then enjoy the remainder of the day for sightseeing the city with some highlights around.
Start your exploration with a visit to the Yangon Post Office that noted for its red-brick color, charming beaux-arts portico and ornate stucco work.
Continue to the Kandawgyi Park, a beautiful and greenest spot of Yangon where you see the impressive Karaweik Hall, a replica of Royal Barge that floats on a vast lake, reflecting it glittering image on peaceful water surface with stunning background of surroundings.
Following is the Chauk Htat Kyi temple which is home to a 66-meter long reclining Buddha, one of the most revered Buddha images in the country, where locals gather to pay homage and pray every day.
Your last visit is the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most famous landmark in Yangon with spectacular view of the 100-meter tall chedi gilded by 40 tons of gold leaf. The view of Shwedagon become most spectacular during the sunset and when lights are on.
Back to the hotel and enjoy free evening at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

Sightseeing yangon
transportation
Private vehicle
Hotel in yangon
Bagan, Myanmar
Bagan, Myanmar

Transferred to the airport for short early morning flight to Bagan that is claimed to be one of the greatest sites of ancient religious architecture in Asia, with more than four thousands impressive red brick temples scattered on a vast dry plain.

Met and greeted upon arrival and go straight on your tour exploring the ancient Bagan. Spend time to wander through colorful and bustling atmosphere of a busy local market where you gain an insights into local life and business.
Following, you will spend the rest of the day to explore the architectural masterpieces of Bagan with a diverse selection of some most important shrines and temples in the area. Walking around, listen to your guide for interesting stories behind each of these impressive monuments, look at fantastic works and be amazed at how people created this magnificent site.
In the late afternoon you will take a climb to the top of an elevated temple for spectacular view of sunset over the Bagan. Just sit back relax and be overwhelmed by the striking landscape as the sun is slowly setting down behind the background of mystical towering temples.

Evening is free at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

Sightseeing bagan
Breakfast
Internal flight
transportation
Private vehicle
Hotel in bagan
Bagan, Mynamar
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan is special not just by its magnificent temples but the rural life and surrounding landscapes also another interesting fact that makes the land.
This morning will spend time to explore some traditional villages around Bagan where you have chance to witness the authentic way of life in those ‘living museum’ and interact with friendly locals. Travel along little paths through charming rural sceneries and make stops for visits and gaining the taste of the rural Myanmar with different perspective.  
Later, hop on horse cart for an exciting ride to explore hidden side of Bagan.
In the afternoon, you will board a private wooden boat for a fantastic cruise on the Irrawaddy River to Nyaung U where you will spend time to explore the famous thousand years old Shwezigon Pagoda complex which impresses you with a massive cone-shaped gilded stupa where enshrines a bone and tooth of Buddha. The ground of this pagoda is also magnificent.  
Cruise back the town and it is the chance for you to enjoy spectacular sunset over the water and mountain background from afar.
Evening is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

Sightseeing bagan
Breakfast
Boat cruise irrawady river
transportation
Private vehicle
Hotel in bagan
Shwenandaw Monastery, mandalay, myanmar
U bein bridge, Mandalay, Myanmar

Get transfer to the airport for a short morning flight to Mandalay, the second largest city of Myanmar and one of the ancient royal capitals on the banks of the Irrawaddy River.
Get pick up upon arrival at the airport and go on tour exploring the beauties of Mandalay.
Visit the Mahamuni Pagoda, the most important pilgrimage site in Mandaday. This pagoda houses the greatly venerated statute of Mahamuni Buddha which is central to local’s spiritual life. Day by day and over the years, the statue continues to be covered with gold leaf by devotees and this application of gold makes the image unique with special uneven contour.
Next, visit the Shwenandaw Monastery also known as Golden Palace Monastery, a special architecture built of teak wood dating back from 1878 that is famous for its wonderfully intricate carvings.
As Mandalay is famous for traditional crafts, during your discovery of the town, you will also have the chance to visit some local workshops where you can observe the production of gold leaf making, wood and marble carvings, with special techniques remain unchanged for centuries.
Continue to the well-known Kuthodaw Pagoda whose 729 white stupas, each houses a huge marble slabs carved with Buddhist scriptures, have earned the title ‘World’s largest book’.
End the interesting day tour with your visit to the legendary U Bein Bridge, the longest teakwood bridge worldwide with the total length of 1.2 kilometer across the Taungthaman Lake. Take a leisurely walk along, enjoy the breeze and stunning view of the lake with colorful boat skimming on the smooth as silk water surface. This centuries-old bridge is most photogenic during the sunset.
Evening is free at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

Sightseeing mandalay
Internal flight
transportation
Private vehicle
Breakfast
Hotel in mandalay
Mingun, Myanmar
Mingun, Myanmar

After breakfast, get to the jetty and board a private boat for a relaxed 1 hour journey on of the Irrawaddy River to Mingun, a historical site about 10 kilometer from Mandalay. This place is known for its never-finished stupa Mingun Paya, a massive construction begun and unintentionally left unfinished by King Bodawpaya in the late 18 century. The uncompleted 50 meter high monument was expected to be the greatest and highest in Myanmar and perhaps in the World at that time with intended height of 150 meters and is now recorded as the ‘largest brick pile’ in the World. Wander around, admire the grandeur and listen to your guide about interesting story about it.
Nearby is a Burmese style pavilion called zayat which houses the Mingun Bell, a national treasure of Myanmar, weighing 90 tons and claimed to be the World’s heaviest functioning bell several times in history.  
Following is the Hisnbyume Pagoda, an impressive white temple built by King Bagyidaw in dedication to his eternal love and memory of his beloved wife, reminding you the story behind the Taj Mahan in India. This temple consists of seven concentric terraces representing seven mountain ranges surround the main high stupa which resembles the holy Mount Meru.
Also, spend some time wandering around the neighborhood of Mingun, visiting local village of cottage industries where you have chance to interact with craftsmen and friendly locals.
Back to Mandalay downtown and this afternoon is for exploring of the compound of Mandalay Royal Palace which dominated by dark-red color roofs and golden patterns reflecting pomp and circumstance of the last Burmese monarchy. Then get up to the Mandalay Hill for visiting some of enchanting temples and enjoying fantastic, rewarding panoramic view of Mandalay during spectacular sunset.
Evening is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

Boat cruise irrawaddy river
transportation
Private vehicle
mingun & madalay sightseeing
Breakfast
Hotel in mandalay
inle lake, myanmar
inle lake, myanmar

Get transferred to the airport for a short morning flight to Heho, the gateway to one of Myanmar's most charming destinations, the Inle Lake.
Located in Nyaungshwe, a township of Shan State, Inle is a vast natural water body at the elevation of 800 meter above sea level and is the second largest lake in Myanmar. Dotted around the lake bank and on the water are numerous small villages of different ethnicities who remain very well their unique culture and life style. This beautiful lake is fringed by marshes and floating gardens, wooden houses perched above the water on stilts and glittering temples rise above the serene water surface. The typical image of Inle is the Intha fishers in traditional costume fishing on the lake with distinctive rowing style with one leg on the rear of the boat and the other leg wrapping around the oar.

Met and greeted upon arrival and take private transfer to hotel for check in.
Following, hop on a private local boat for sightseeing around Inle. Cruise pass the endless charming floating gardens where locals use weeds from lake bottom and put on floating beds to grow fruit and vegetable, houses and monasteries built on stilts.  During this tour, you will also visit the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, an impressive religious structure and the most revered site in the Inle Lake area and southern Shan State, and local villages on the bank of the lake where you can interact and observe local craftsmen using traditional techniques for silk weaving, silversmith, boat building and making cheroot, a kind of Burmese cigars.
Enjoy the authentic scenes that shine on the lake and get for you wonderful photos.
Back to the hotel and remainder of the day is at your leisure. 

Summary of inclusions

explore the inle lake
Breakfast
Internal flight
Boat cruise inle
transportation
Private airport transfers
Hotel in nyaungshwe
indein, Inle lake, myanmar
Inle lake, myanmar

After breakfast, start your another interesting day in Inle by a visit to the colorful local market which rotates through villages around the lake and including a day on the lake itself when trade is conducted from small boats. This is where and when you will see local hill tribe people in the colorful traditional dresses congregating to barter and purchase. A very nice scene!
Continue by boat along winding and scenic canals to Indein, a little yet fascinating village on the western bank of the lake. This place is known for its two groups of ancient pagodas and stupas with hundreds structures in many shapes and sizes varying from authentic crumbling state with trees and plants entwine around them to the restored, gilded and tacky one, offering an impressive sight of evolution through successive generations.
It is wonderful to see people having bath in the river, boats moving about on water, colorful shops and stalls, the mythical world of gods and life of ordinary smiling people. Wander through, walk up the hill along colonnades and enjoy the cram-full sight of exotic scenes around.
Following, visit a weaving villages with houses perched on stilts, interact with “long neck” tribal women who working on traditional looms and of course, you will not miss the chance to observe and take wonderful photos of the Intha men fishing on the lake with traditional tools and typical one-legged rowing technique.

Back to the hotel and remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

Sightseeing inle lake
Breakfast
Boat cruise inle lake
Hotel in nyaungshwe
Yangon, Myanmar
Yangon, Myanmar

Take a short morning flight back to Yangon. Get pick up at the airport and take a visit to the Bogyoke Market, also known as Scott’s market, a wonderfully colorful place where there are lots of handicrafts and other local products to browse through. Wander around, enjoy some shopping if you wish and perhaps, take a sit down at a local tea shop enjoying typical Burmese tea drinking experience.
Following, spend time to visit some other prominent sites of Yangon such as St Mary's Cathedral, a gothic style architecture dates back from 1899, the glittering Burmese style Sule Paya, and the century old Rangoon Synagogue. These visits give you a clearer view of the multifaceted culture of the town.
Later, proceed to the India and Chinatown where you take stroll along bustling streets with maze of colorful shops and thousands of photo opportunities around you.
Check in hotel and remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
Internal flight
Sightseeing yangon
Breakfast
Hotel in yangon

Enjoy the morning free at your own pace until check out hotel (12.00) and get a private transfer to the airport for your international flight back home or to onward destination. Safe travel and see you again!

Summary of inclusions

Breakfast
private airport transfer
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PRICE & TERMS

PRICING IN US DOLLAR FOR PRIVATE TRIP PER PERSON BASED ON TWIN/ DOUBLE SHARING:

Number of Persons 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 15 Single supp
Price Please contact us for best price upon your travel date, number of travelers and specific needs

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Transportation on tour by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Water & cold tissue in car
  • Government taxes & Service charges

Exclusion

  • Other services than mentioned
  • Visa & International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Bank transfer fee if any

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IMPORTANT NOTES

Tour itinerary: This tour itinerary can be tailored to meet your travel time frame, style, budget and expectation the best

Tour price: Travel Authentic Asia focus on quality and affordable package prices with the best value. The price is based on number of traveler taking the trip, the accommodation category you wish to stay, the mode of transportation, meals provided….

Payment: A deposit of 30% of total price is needed to initiate the tour booking after the itinerary is finalized. The balance for the trip is due 15 days prior to your arrival.

Arrival and departure flights: You are advised to make your own booking for international flights from/back your home country. This allows you to determine better the travel time frame, budget and to deal with insurance claim when needed. Travel Authentic Asia team will base on your flight schedule to work out the best itinerary for you or/and to modify the itinerary to get it matches.

Travel documents: You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip. Travel Authentic Asia accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the failure of clients to obtain appropriate documentation.

Travel insurance: It is your responsibility to get your own international travel insurance and read the insurance policy before you travel and ensure that the insurance scheme provides with the requisite level of cover. Insurance should cover personal accident and medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation, baggage loss, and cancellation or curtailment of vacation. In some cases, travelers may have pre-existing medical conditions which their travel insurance company will not cover.
Other than local travel insurance(s) included in sightseeing tickets at sites, Travel Authentic Asia does not provide any kind of travel insurance on the trip except required and paid separately from the tour price.

 
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