Myanmar Temples & Beach 12 days

Routing: Yangon – Bagan – Madalay – Inle Lake – Ngapali Beach – Yangon

Best Highlights of the tour


  • Explore the iconic temples of Myanmar
  • Visit to the giant, diamondize top roof Shwedagon in Yangon
  • Discovery the land of Heritages with over 2000 stupas in Bagan
  • Magic moments when waiting the sunset over Irrawady River
  • Horse cart ride to visit handicraft lacquer wares villages
  • Explore Royal relics in Mandalay and the ringing bell in Mingun
A Myanmar tour features amazing exploration adventures with relaxing stay in beaches. You will take your times to admire masterpieces of temples while enjoy the luxury beyond your imagination. In additional to stunning view of nature-made and human-made scenery, we will ensure you leaving Myanmar with unforgettable memory

Day 01: Yangon arrival (D)
Upon arrival at Yangon airport, you will be greeted for the hotel transfer. Enjoy your first visit in Yangon with a leisurely walk in Shwedagon, Chaukhtatgyi pagoda which features the holy pilgrimage sites with golden stupas, diamondized spires.
Enjoy your delightful dinner with cultural performance in Karaweik Palace.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: Welcome dinner


Day 02 : Yangon - Bagan (B) (Flight)
Board a morning flight to Bagan.
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 , Gawdamgamgyi , Ananda temples and famous pagodas will be listed on your visiting sites as the major attractions of Bagan.
The highlight of your day is to stretch from magical sunset on the top of Shwenandaw pagoda.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast


Day 03: Bagan Sightseeing (B)
Colorize your Bagan experience with a visit to Nyaung U market. We then visit Shwezigon pagoda, the old golden pagoda in Bagan located in Nyaung U town.
A horse cart ride will take us into the local habitat of Manuha, Kaweyai villages. We continue to visit the lacquarware factory in the afternoon. The best of this day is the sunset cruise on Irrawaddy River.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast


Day 04 : Bagan – Mandalay Royal Palace (B) (Flight)
A short flight will bring you to the last capital of Myamar, Mandalay City.
Commence your visit in Mandalay with a board ride upstream to Mingun, home to Uncomplete 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.
After lunch, we will discover the royal Mandalay vestiges and relics including imperial Palace, Golden Palace Monastery, Mahamuni and Kuthodaw Pagoda also known as the world biggest book.
The highlight of this day is the panoramic sunset from the peak of Mandalay Hill.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast


Day 05 : Mandalay Sightseeing (Amarapura, Sagaing, Inwa) (B)
Our very 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. Our visit will be followed with a stroll over Ubein Bridge, the longest teakwood bridge in Myanmar. Enjoy a manual boat ride on Maha Ganayon Kyaung lake.
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.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast


Day 06: Mandalay – Inle Lake Sightseeing (B) (Flight)
Today we will take a flight to Heho where your guide awaits to transfer you to Nyang Shwe town. Start boarding the boat to do sightseeing in Inle Lake from stilt villages of silk weaving, black smith and boat making.
The sightseeing covers the cultural interaction with local people and the unique Jumping Cat pagoda.
Relax by the lake when the sunset comes.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast.


Day 07: Inle Lake – Indein market (B)
The rotating market of Indein which take places in different village in different day attracts many local habitat who are hill tribes. The market is one of the most colorful rendezvous where you encounter Padaung, Intha, Pa O people in their traditional customs and doing their styled trades.
The remainder of the day is for your exploration to the village of Pa-O people and lake side village with our tour guide.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast.


Day 08 : Inle Lake – Ngapali (B) (Flight)
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.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ngapali
Meal: Breakfast


Day 09 : Ngapali Beach (B)
Free at your own to visit Ngapali fishing village, Thandwe town or immerse in scuba diving in the most pristine coves of Bengal Bay.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ngapali
Meal: Breakfast


Day 10 : Ngapali Beach (B)
Free at your own to explore the beautiful beach and the landscapes surrounding.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ngapali
Meal: Breakfast


Day 11 : Ngapali – Yangon (B) (Flight)
Rest and unwind until our driver come to pick you up for the flight to back to Yangon.
Explore the most historical part of Yangon with a leisurely walk from Sule pagoda to British colonial buildings including City Hall, Emmanuel Church, Strand Hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast


Day 12 : Yangon departure (B)
The day is for your leisure. Free to explore the city or buy souvenir. End of our tour
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast
 
Group size Price guide (USD/person)

Services and Activities included:

- English speaking guides.
- Private transfer with air-conditioning.
- 05 Domestic flights:
Yangon – Bagan, Bagan – Mandalay
Mandalay – Heho, Heho – Ngapali – Yangon
- Meals indicated in the itinerary.
- Entrance fees
- Boat trips in Bagan, Inle Lake and Mingun.
- Triple rooms in mentioned hotels.
- 01 water and tissue for every touring day.


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.
- Drinks and Meals not mentioned.
- Tips and personal expenses.
- Insurance.

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: 2 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.
Our adventures under the 5th grade will required you to be very fit and the more preparation you have done for it, the more you will enjoy it. You will be walking with your day pack, with the possibility of extreme variations in temperature, go up and down mountain with different latitudes or dive in ocean plus with kayak in remote area. We recommend that you undertake regular aerobic exercise in the months before you travel, particularly if you are not in the habit of regular exercise. 

Meals introduction
While travelling 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 you and your fellow passengers tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes. There's no obligation to do this though.

Meals included and additions: 
12 breakfasts and 01 dinner included
Meals additions to this tour: 10US$/person for lunch and 12US$/person for dinner or total: 262US$/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 such as Vietnam and Thai land. Since Myanmar 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 MYANMAR:
There is two companies which operates hot air ballooning flights in Myanmar - one in Bagan and one in Mandalay. The one at Bagan is much more popular and well known. 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.
If you miss hot air balloon in Bagan you may get luck with this service in Mandalay. There is another company operates. Price often costs you about 300$ per person.

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 information. 

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. 
However, the SIM card in Myanmar is not very popular and still quite expensive. You may need to check with your service providers for roaming fees when taking tours to Myanmar
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. Travelers 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:

12 days 11 nights


Activity:

Culture Tour, Boat Ride, SightSeeing, Beach Relax,


Group size:

Min: 2

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Max: 12


Transportation:


  • Physical Grading:

    Accommodation:


  • Day by Day Program:


    Day 01: Yangon arrival (D)
    Day 02: Yangon - Bagan (B)
    Day 03: Bagan Sightseeing (B)
    Day 04: Bagan – Mandalay(B)
    Day 05: Mandalay Sightseeing (B)
    Day 06: Mandalay – Inle Lake  (B)
    Day 07: Inle Lake – Indein Market (B)
    Day 08: Inle Lake – Ngapali Beach (B)
    Day 09: Ngapali Beach (B)
    Day 10: Ngapali Beach (B)
    Day 11: Ngapali Beach – Yangon (B)
    Day 12: Yangon departure (B)

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