Meditate with us in this sacred trip!
Myanmar has been very proud of its religion, Buddhism, for many centuries. In order to show honor and respect to the revered Buddha, they created tons of pagodas and Buddha images in the country. Come explore the sacred statues and relics of the country and listen to the oldest of tales about how these figures were built.
- 10x nights hotel accommodation with breakfast, service charge and tax included in twin/double sharing room
- All transfers by comfortable air-conditioned cars as per itinerary with mineral water and cold towels (2 bottles of 500ml water per person/day)
- English speaking guides (other languages available with surchage)
- Meals as per itinerary (daily Breakfast; 1 x Lunch; 0 x Dinner)
- All entrance fees as per program, tours and sightseeings including special activities:
- Full-day sightseeing tour of Mandalay
- Ava Boat and Horse Carriage
- Mingun Boat
- Full-day sightseeing tour Bagan
- Ebike ride in Bagan
- Sunset cruise in Bagan
- Boat excursion in Inle Lake
- Homecooked Lunch in Inle Lake
- Full-day sightseeing tour of Yangon
- Visit of the Golden Rock
- Full-day sightseeing tour of Bago
– MANDALAY (B/-/-)
to Mandalay Hill to enjoy the the panoramic view of the city. At the top, you will be welcomed by clusters of pagoda and monasteries. Drive to Amarapura – famous for its weaving and the most beautiful and expensive clothes are hand embroidered. Continue to 200-year-old U Bein teak bridge for sunset viewing, built in 1782 and the oldest teak bridge in the world is made from the remains of a royal palace.
Upon arrival, transfer to a boat ride to explore Ava (Mouth of the lake) and visit the teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery while riding on a Horse Carriage. Visit of the Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Monastery – also known as the Brick Monastery. Then, go for a drive going to Sagaing, a religious pilgrimage centre afterwards visit KyaukMyaung Village, which is a famous pottery village.
– FLIGHT TO BAGAN (B/-/-)
Shwezigon Pagoda– this huge gold-plated pagoda glimmering in the sun. Wetkyi-in Gubyaukgyi, noteworthy for its mural paintings and frescoes that depict scenes from the jataka tales. Manuha temple, built in mon style in 1059, Ananda temple, with four standing buddha images at its corners, Htilominlo a majestic 46-meter high Thatbyinnyu temple one of the highest monuments and Dhammayangyi temple contains images of the Gautama buddha and the future Maitreya buddha. Set out on a “boat cruise” and enjoy the vivid sunset view in the mighty Irrawaddy river.
“Nyaung U market”.lacquerware workshop
Boat ride to Indein the home of the Pa-oh tribe. Along the way, you will be greeted by many ancient pagodas in many shapes and sizes and in various states of preservation. Upon arrival, explore the area on foot and visit a local school. Have a stroll Nyaung Ohak, and discover the impressive ruins of hundreds of ancient pagodas.
, ”colonial architecture”, walk through the impressive city hall, superior high court which has a grand clock tower that faces the independence monument, an obelisk structure that stands 165 ft tall. Then, visit of the most popular bazaar in yangon, the Bogyoke Aung San market. For the highlight of the day “Walking tour of Shwedagon Pagoda” which rises an impressive 322 feet (98 meters) from its base and is said to have been covered with tons of pure gold.
Early morning pick-up from hotel and drive to Bago. Visit of Thamanay Buddhist Monastery located at the entrance of Bago city, where 150 monks live and study, then to the tallest pagoda in Myanmar the Shwemawdaw Pagoda. Continue drive to Kyaikhtiyo for The Golden Rock, a steep and rough 11km road to upper level point, going there you need to ride with open trucks (no roof). Upon arrival on top, get a breath of fresh air and be amazed at the golden pagoda on top of a golden boulder, perched on a sheer cliff, as if defying gravity. Enjoy the panoramic sunset view at the top, where you can also see surrounding hills and jungle.
Drive back to Yangon, then stop to Bago to visit the second largest reclining Buddha in the world the Shwethalyaung, opposite of it you can find the Mya Thar Lyaung, that is unlike other reclining buddhas, this can be found in the open and not being sheltered in a temple. Next, we are going to Kyaik Pun Pagoda, a small Buddhist monastery near Bago, known for its four towering images of the Buddha. Stop at the Htauk Kyan Allied War Cemetery, a cemetery for Allied soldiers and to Hintha Gon Paya where you can see Bago Me Daw Gyi a “nat tree shrine” that is located at the entrance of the pagoda.
- All International flight tickets to/from Myanmar
- Visa to Myanmar @ USD 50 per person, can be applied online at http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/
- Individual expenses of guests not mentioned in the itinerary (laundry, minibar, extra
- food and beverage out of formed menus or not mentioned in the INCLUSIONS.)
- Tip for guides & drivers, bellboys, boats, restaurants (suggested at USD 6/pax/day)
- Personal travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)
- Any other cost not mentioned in the Inclusions
A Tourist Visa is required for Myanmar. You can process it online for an e-visa prior to travel. (Cost US$50)
Low Season (May–Sep)
The southwest monsoon starts mid-May and peaks from July to September. The dry zone between Mandalay and Pyay gets the least rain. Rain can make roads impassable anywhere (especially in the delta region).
Shoulder Season (Oct–Nov, Mar–Apr)
March to May Yangon often reaches 104ºF (40ºC). Areas around Bagan and Mandalay are hotter. Cooler in the hill towns of Shan State. All forms of transport booked solid during Thingyan in April.
High Season (Dec–Feb)
Rains least (if at all, in some places) and is not so hot. Book accommodation and transport well ahead for this busy travel season.
Do’s and Don’ts:
- Ask before taking a photo; the Burmese can be very shy.
- Locals love a good smile, so make sure you return it as often as you can.
- Don’t point at things (ie. in a market place) with your foot. This is considered very disrespectful.
- Cover your head, shoulders and knees. when visiting religious sites. Visitors must also remove shoes and socks before entering temples.
- The people of Myanmar really appreciate it when tourists take part in their local traditions.
Hello = Min ga la ba
Thank you= Je zu tin ba deh
Sorry= Sorry ba (There is no Burmese word for an apology)
Yes, Answer in the positive = Ho deh
I don’t understand = na ma le bu
Please wait = Kan na leh
It’s Ok, No Worries = Ya ba deh
It is good = Kaung deh