Myanmar in Depth 13 days

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Myanmar's unique ambience harks back to more tranquil times. Ox-drawn carts trundle along dusty roads, monks worship at revered shrines and the charming locals greet travellers with warm and generous smiles.


 
Yangon  •  Kalaw  •  Inle Lake  •  Bagan  •  Mandalay  •  Pyin Oo Lwin
 
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 – Arrive Yangon
    Meet your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Stay two nights in Yangon.

    Day 2 – Yangon
    Sightseeing highlights include a visit to Kalaywa Monastery, beautiful Kandawgyi Lake, Botataung Pagoda on the harbour and Scott Market. See the colossal reclining Chaukhtatgyi Buddha and the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda. (B)

    Day 3 – Yangon – Heho – Pindaya – Kalaw
    Fly to Heho and drive through the rolling Shan hills to Pindaya. Explore village life and visit Pindaya Caves, famous for thousands of Buddha statues. Drive on to the old British hill station of Kalaw, visit the railway station, local market and more. Stay two nights in Kalaw. (B)

    Day 4 – Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp
    Visit Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp, a locally run retirement place for elephants who have worked in teak forests. The camp runs a re-planting project in areas destroyed by logging. Afternoon at leisure in Kalaw. (B)

    Day 5 – Kalaw – Inle Lake
    Drive to Nyaung Shwe to board a boat to explore Inle Lake, cruising past the unique floating villages and gardens. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and the Jumping Cat monastery and see traditional workshops including silk weaving and cheroot making. Stay two nights at Inle Lake. (B)

    Day 6 – Inle Lake
    Cruise to the village of Maing Thauk and walk up a gentle hill to a stupa. Travel on by boat to Indain and its enchanting 16th century pagodas. (B)

    Day 7 – Inle – Bagan
    A day at leisure by the lake. In the late afternoon, fly to Bagan, one of Asia’s most stunning archaeological destinations. Stay three nights in Bagan. (B)

    Day 8 – Bagan
    Rise early to offer alms to monks. Begin a sightseeing tour of some of the many distinctive temples that abound on Bagan Plain, built hundreds of years ago in a period of great religious fervour. At dusk, watch the sun go down across the plain. (B)

    Day 9 – Bagan – Mandalay
    Travel by road to Mandalay. In the afternoon, tour Mandalay Palace, Golden Palace Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda, where massive stone tablets compose the world’s largest book. As sunset approaches, make a final stop on top of Mandalay Hill for panoramic views across the city. Stay two nights in Mandalay. (B)

    Day 10 – Ancient Capitals
    On the outskirts of Mandalay, visit three former capitals – Amarapura, Ava (Inwa) and Sagaing. Visit the Mahamuni Temple of Inwa. In Amarapura visit the country’s largest monastery. In Ava, take a horse carriage ride to the remains of the royal palace. Cross the Ayerarwady River and visit Sagaing Hill. End the day at U Bein Bridge, the longest teakwood span in the world. (B)

    Day 11 – Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin
    Drive up to Pyin Oo Lwin, another former British hill station, noted for the well maintained National Kandawgyi Gardens. Tour the town and gardens, visit the butterfly museum and Nan Myint tower. Stay one night in Pyin Oo Lwin. (B)

    Day 12 – Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay
    Take a scenic two hour train journey, crossing Goteik Viaduct on a long trestle bridge. Disembark at Naung Pain and drive to Mandalay. Stay one night in Mandalay. (B)

    Day 13 – Depart Mandalay
    Transfer to the airport for exit flight. (B)

     

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  • Tour Prices
    Hotels Season Twin Share Single Room Sole Traveller
    3* hotels Apr 2020 – Oct 2022 $3612 $4357 $5700
    4* hotels Apr 2020 – Oct 2022 $4239 $5561 $6918

    Prices are per person, in Australian dollars. Please confirm prices when booking.

  • Price Includes:
    • 12 nights hotel accommodation
    • 12 breakfasts
    • Economy class flights Yangon-Heho-Bagan, including taxes and fuel surcharges
    • Airport transfers, sightseeing tours, entrance fees, local train tickets and boat trips as per the itinerary
    • Quality air-conditioned vehicles, experienced drivers and guides

     

    Sole traveller prices apply for one person travelling on their own and staying in a single room. The Single room price applies when two or more people travel together and a single room is required. Surcharges will apply for travel mid Dec to mid Jan and during Water Festival from 12 to 18 April. Check for the current price when booking.

    HOTELS – as listed below or similar

    3* Hotels:
    Yangon – Hotel Balmi (Deluxe room)
    Kalaw – Kalaw Heritage Hotel (Classic Room with Garden View)
    Inle – Inle Resort & Spa (Economy room), or Paramount Inle (Superior room)
    Bagan – Bagan Umbra Hotel (Deluxe Room)
    Mandalay – Hotel Magic (Superior room)
    Pyin Oo Lwin – Aureum @ Governor’s House Resort (Deluxe Room)

    4* Hotels:
    Yangon – Best Western Green Hill Hotel (Deluxe room)
    Kalaw – Kalaw Hill Lodge (Deluxe Villa)
    Inle – Pristine Lotus Resort (Floating Cottage room)
    Bagan – Amazing Bagan Resort (Deluxe room)
    Mandalay – Bagan King Hotel (Deluxe room)
    Pyin Oo Lwin – Aureum @ Governor’s House Resort (Deluxe Room)

     

 

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Myanmar in Depth  13 days
 

Highlights

  • The majestic Shwedagon Pagoda, towering over the city of Yangon
  • U Bien teakwood bridge – an amazing 1.2 kms long
  • Sunset views over Bagan Plain
  • Scenic train ride over Goteik Viaduct
 
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