Myanmar Highlights and Beach 10 days

Routing: Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Inle Lake – Ngapali

Best Highlights of the tour


  • Visit Yangon highlights with symbolic pagodas
  • Visit colorful Nyang U market and fun horse cart ride in Bagan
  • Easy walk to Amarapura, the former kingdom of Inwa in Mandalay
  • Foot on the longest teak wood in Myanmar and wait for sunset there
  • Eye bird view of locals along giant Irrawaddy River
  • Relax and enjoy cool weather at Inle Lake
  • Explore handicraft villages, ethnic people and weekly fairs in Inle
  • Relaxing at emerald water of Ngapali
  • Enjoy water activities such as scuba diving at best beach of Bengal
Myanmar Highlights and Beach tour will take you to the top choice of destinations of this mysterious country. You will be welcome with narrow and busy streets in former capital Yangon where the giant Swedagon pagoda’s located. Fly up to World Heritage Bagan, the land of thousand stupas and pagodas, allows you to reveal and understand the Buddas life stories. Continue up to the north will be ancient capital Mandalay. The city still remains its spectacular architecture masterpieces which can overwhelm any travelers. Myanmar Highlights tour ends up by two cool places with amazing natural beauty: Inle lake which was born by a valley surrounded by mountains and Ngapali beach – the top loved beach in Myanmar.

Day 1: Arrival in Yangon
Warm greeting to Myanmar – the land of golden pagodas and temples
A transfer is included from Yangon airport to your hotel.
Take the rest of the day for a visiting to Chautatkhgyi pagoda, famed for the biggest reclining Buddha statue in Myanmar, followed by a pleasant walk in royal place where you will admire Karaweik Palace and the green park of Kandawgyi. Your highlight of this day is the visit to Shwedagon, the most outstanding pagoda, dominating the skyline of Yangon with a magical golden flash
Our welcomed dinner will be served with fine Burmese buffet and beautiful cultural show.
Meal: Welcome Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon


Day 2: Yangon – Bagan
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Yangon then take a short flight to Bagan. On arrival, get a pick up to your hotel.
Join us for an amazing day insight the heritage sites of Bagan. You will learn about the remainder of more than 2500 temples and their history, discover the uniqueness of its relics and remits.
Htilomino temples, Gaw Damgamgyi temples, Ananda temples … will be listed on your visiting sites as the major attractions of Bagan.
One of the best highlights in Bagan is the magical sunset on the top of Shwenandaw before back to your hotel
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan


Day 3: Bagan discovery
Colorize your Bagan experience with a visit to Nyang U market. We then visit Shwezigon pagoda, the olden golden pagoda in Bagan located in Nyang U town. Followed by a horse cart ride will takes us into the local habitat of Manuha, Kaweyai villages.
Enjoy a sunset cruise on Irrawaddy River.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan


Day 4: Bagan – Mandalay
A short flight will bring you to the last capital of Myanmar, Mandalay City.
Upon arrival, get a transfer to your hotel and enjoy the first discovery of Mandalay starts from Amarapura, known as the former kingdom of Inwa. It is time to watch streams of monks queuing for lunch and studying. Followed by a stroll over Ubein Bridge, the longest teakwood bridge in Myanmar. Enjoy a manual boat ride on Maha Ganayon Kyaung lake.
After lunch, we will discover the royal Mandalay vestiges and relics including imperial Palace, Golden Palace Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda also known as the world biggest book.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay


Day 5: Mandalay Excursion Tour
Commence your day with a board ride upstream to Mingun, home to Uncompleted Wall, Sandamuni pagoda and Mingun ringing bell. Our local expert will be pleased to introduce you the life of people who live on the banks of Irrawaddy River.
As the boat travel downstream, we will visit Sagaing Hill with its highlights: Buhhda University, Buddha Cave and viewing point where you can enjoy the panorama of Mandalay.
Free to visit Mandalay night market.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay


Day 6: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake
After breakfast at hotel, take a short flight to Heho, you will enjoy a scenic 40 minute driving to Nyang Shwe town. There, you will get on a beautiful boat trip to explore the life of Intha people who is famous for one leg rower.
Check in the resort in the middle of the lake and spend our time to discover local traditional works such as making boat, black smith, silk weaving and enjoy the uniqueness of Jumping Cat pagoda.
Back to your resort in the late afternoon.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake


Day 7: Inle Lake – Tour
Visit one of the most unique market on Inle lake which happens 5 days in different villages in Inlayarea : the Indein market. There is no better chance to behold the scene of Pa-O, Padang tribes in their traditional dresses.
Our guide will offer you some visit to local habitat of Pa-O people in Indein.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle lake

Day 8: Inle Lake – Ngapali
A short flight from Heho will take you to Ngapali Beach, the most beautiful beach in Myanmar with coconut groves and Treasure Island.
Free at your leisure to enjoy the beach and your resort.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ngapali


Day 9: Ngapali Beach Free on your own activities
Free at your own to visit Ngapali fishing village, Thandwe town or immerse in scuba diving in the most pristine coves of Bengal Bay.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ngapali


Day 10: Ngapali Beach - Yangon - Departure
Relax until our driver come to pick you up for the flight to Yangon. There, you will take your flight to next destinations. End of our services
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
Group size Price guide (USD/person)

Services and Activities included:

1. Tour start and ends at Yangon Airport - Myanmar
2. You will be escorted by private English speaking guides. (Not throughout ).
3. Your car is private with air-conditioning.
4. 05 Domestic flights included are from Yangon - Bagan, Bagan - Mandalay, Mandalay - Heho, Heho - Ngapali and Ngapali - Yangon
5. Meals are daily breakfasts and 01 welcome dinner
6. Boat trips as mentioned in itinerary
7. Entrance fees where requested.
8. Your accommodation are twin sharing, 3 star standards
9. This tour is subject to single supplement if requested
10. Trip price valid until 31 December 2014. Traveling on Christmas Eve and New Year Eve may subject to surcharge


Note: Myanmar Now is changing day by day since our country opens, the price of the tour may change at the visiting time. Please feel free to contact us for price while proceeding with the tour.

Tour Exclusions:

Visa arrangement, Drinks when you are traveling, Scuba diving equipments, personal expenses and others not mentioned

Best time to go this tour
Period for best enjoy: from October to February because this is the coolest time of the year. You can easily enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing
Period for best value: remain time of the year when is considered as low season and you can enjoy discounts and offers. Please note:
From March to May is dry season. In semi-dessert areas such as Mandalay or Bagan, they can be very hot, but other higher areas such as Inle lake, weather is still cool and comfortable
From June to September is monsoon season. In coastal regions, like Yangon, and hilly places, such as Inle lake, you may be caught by heavy, sudden rains but in Mandalay or Bagan it hardy sees rainfall during this time

Physical rating of this tour: 1 stars
These trips are a relaxing break. You don't have to worry about doing anything physically demanding unless you want to.
Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
it will raise your heartbeat. Some moderate physical activities such as several walking in fairly distance are included. A good level of fitness is required
Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The majority of activities included on this trip will be challenging. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy your holiday.
Our highest physical rating. Get ready for a heart-pumping adventure with plenty of challenges and some extreme conditions. You'll be required to be seriously fit for this trip as difficult activities are included.
For taking in our 5 star rating physical adventures, the general rule is you will need to be very fit and the more preparation you have done for it, the more you will enjoy it. Walking, jogging, swimming or riding a bike are all good ways to increase your aerobic fitness, which will allow you to enjoy our Myanmar tours to its fullest.

Meals introduction
While traveling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.

Meals included and additions:
09 breakfasts and 01 dinner included
Meals additions to this tour: 10US$/person for lunch and 12US$/person for dinner or total: 176US$/person

Important notes
ACCOMMODATION IN MYANMAR:
As tourism infrastructure is starting to develop, you may find the accommodation standards to be lower than in other Asian countries. Since Burma has recently become a popular tourist destination, pricing is also inflated due to demand, and at times our hotels can change as bookings are bumped by hotels charging a higher price to other travelers. Please be patient with any last minute hotel changes, and please be aware that often although the price of the accommodation is quite high due to demand, some hotel standards can be quite basic.

HOT AIR BALLOONING IN BAGAN:
There is a company which operates hot air ballooning flights in Bagan. Such flights only take place around sunrise for about an hour and are entirely subject to suitable weather conditions, especially low wind conditions and good visibility. In the hotter times of the year, the number of passengers who can be carried within required safety parameters reduces considerably. As at March 2013 the cost of such flights was about US$300. Please check with our Sales team for details and support

Passports and Visas 
It is each traveler's responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel and a visa if required. Please check whether your nationality in Myanmar Visa exemption list, otherwise you do need to have your VISA done before going. Please check the information at our Myanmar Visa guide for specific. 

Cell Phones & Calling Cards 
You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. Myanmar service is dominated by the GMS technology standard, while some of the world such as U.S uses the incompatible CDMA standard. We suggest that you should check carefully or you may incur high international roaming fees. 
When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country's Exit Code + destination Country Code + Phone Number. Country Code of Myanmar is 95
 
Wireless Internet Access 
Passengers traveling with WiFi enabled devices (such as a personal computer, smartphone, tablet, or digital audio player) may be able to connect to the internet via a wireless network access point (or hotspot). WiFi access in hotels and/or cruise lines often involves a fee which, in some cases, can be very expensive. 
Please ask your hotel receptionist to avoid unexpected charges.
 
Credit Card Usages and Currency 
Myanmar’s national currency, the kyat (pronounced chat, and abbreviated K) is divided into the following banknotes: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500 and K1000. Travellers should ensure they arrive in Myanmar with their entire travel budget in US dollars, as ATMs are still very hard to come by (although this may change)
For credit/debit cards, surprised tourists in Yangon found themselves helpless when trying to use them. However, a couple of high-end hotels in Yangon and Mandalay are able to accept credit cards, and sometimes give cash back. This is done via a processing system linked outside the country, Singapore or Vietnam, and is at the mercy of internet connections
  
Trip Preparation 
A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order and that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names. 
If you lose the originals while traveling, you'll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock. Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage.

Tour at Glance

Trip Duration:

10 days 9 nights


Activity:

Culture Tour, Boat Ride, SightSeeing, Beach Relax,


Group size:

Min: 2

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Max: 12


Transportation:


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    Accommodation:


  • Day by Day Program:


    Day 01: Arrival in Yangon
    Day 02: Yangon – Bagan
    Day 03: Bagan discovery
    Day 04: Bagan – Mandalay
    Day 05: Mandalay – Tour
    Day 06: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake
    Day 07: Inle Lake – Tour
    Day 08: Inle Lake – Ngapali
    Day 09: Ngapali Beach Free
    Day 10: Ngapali - Yangon – Departure

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