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9 Days: Myanmar Explorer - Budget Myanmar Tour

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This exciting 9-day budget tour will allow you to experience the real taste of Myanmar local life. You will also get a chance to visit the hidden gems in Bagan and enjoy train riding from Kalaw to Nyaung Shwe which is not only a more sustainable way to travel, certainly also a more interesting one. Enjoy a private boat cruise along Inle Lake to see the marvelous sights in the area.
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Pass By: Yangon Yangon, 339 Bogyoke Aung San Road Sakura Tower Rooftop, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar

Upon arrival at Yangon International airport, meet your driver and transfer to the hotel.

Stop At: Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar

During this interactive half-day tour we take you through the back door and show you the full history of the pagoda, the daily life of all people living in its immediate surroundings and a deeper insight in the Buddhist religion and how the spiritual belief is mixed with the belief in nats

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Bagan Temples, Bagan Archaeological Zone, Bagan Myanmar

Transfer to the bus station around 17:30 by own arrangement. The bus will depart from Yangon at 20:00 and arrive to Bagan around 06:00.

Stop At: Ananda Temple, Beside Anawrahta Road, Bagan 05232 Myanmar

Located in Bagan, Myanmar is a Buddhist temple built in 1105 AD during the reign (1084–1113) of King Kyanzittha of the Pagan Dynasty. It is one of four surviving temples in Bagan.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dhammayan Gyi Temple, Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

Largest of all the temples in Bagan, the Dhammayan as it is popularly known was built during the reign of King Narathu.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Thatbyinnyu Temple, Old Bagan, Bagan Myanmar

Sabbannu or "the Omniscient", is a famous temple located in Bagan (formerly Pagan), built in the mid-12th century during the reign of King Alaungsithu. It is adjacent to Ananda Temple. Thatbyinnyu Temple is shaped like a cross, but is not symmetrical. The temple has two primary storeys, with the seated Buddha image located on the second storey.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Bagan Temples, Bagan Archaeological Zone, Bagan Myanmar

Oh… we forgot to mention the best part of this tour; whenever you see a temple you like, just ask your guide to stop to have a look at it – simply pick your own favourite temple.

Pass By: Bagan Temples, Bagan Archaeological Zone, Bagan Myanmar

Aside from temples, Bagan is still a buzzing little town and we'll be sure to explore some of the traditions and lifestyles of its people. Kids on a break from school, snack vendors and a menagerie of pigs, cows and the occasional horse greet us along the way. We cap off the morning with a visit to a tea shop where we will sample unique snacks and, of course sip a cup of sweet Myanmar tea.

Pass By: Bagan Temples, Bagan Archaeological Zone, Bagan Myanmar

Transfer to the bus station around 07:00 by own arrangement. The bus will depart from Bagan at 07:30 and arrive to Kalaw around 17:00. Upon arrival at Kalaw, transfer to the hotel by own arrangement.

Pass By: Kalaw Railway Station, Kalaw Myanmar

The picturesque colonial train station in Kalaw to board the 11:00 train that brings you over the mountains and through the valleys towards Inle Lake. A unique local experience that offers great views and a glimpse of local life in the Shan hills.

Pass By: Inle Lake, Nyaungshwe Myanmar

Arrival in Shwe Nyaung is planned around 14:00 and could be delayed if the trains stops longer then normally in local hill tribe villages to on or off load local goods – a colourful sight!

Pass By: Inle Lake, Nyaungshwe Myanmar

Inle Lake in southern Shan State is a vast natural lake surrounded by traditional Shan villages. On the lake itself the Intha people have been living for many centuries in village built entirely on stilts on the lake. Today we will take you by private motorboat around the lake to discover the natural beauty of the lake, visit the floating gardens, see some of the famous leg rowers and have some tea at a local family’s house.

Stop At: Phaung Daw Oo Paya Pagoda, Ywama Village, Taunggyi, Myanmar (Burma)

The pagoda houses five small gilded images of Buddha, which have been covered in gold leaf to the point that their original forms cannot be seen. The gold-leaf application to such excess is relatively recent. Old photographs hanging on the monastery walls show some of the images in a more pristine form.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Inle Lake, Nyaungshwe Myanmar

AM, free at leisure (or) explore the town on own. PM, transfer to Nyaung Shwe bus station by own arrangement to take overnight A/C bus to Yangon leaves at 18:00.

Pass By: Yangon Yangon, 339 Bogyoke Aung San Road Sakura Tower Rooftop, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar

Arrival in Yangon early morning around 06:00, you will be picked up by your driver to transfer to the airport for your international onward flight.
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Important Information
Duration
9 days
Inclusions
  • Accommodation inc. breakfast (B) as mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Local specialized station tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Entry/Admission - Phaung Daw Oo Paya Pagoda, Ywama Village
Exclusions
  • International & Domestic Air Ticket
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Other expenses not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Any peak season surcharge (normally New Year & Myanmar Water Festival period)
  • Visa fees and/or visa authorization
  • Guaranteed early check-in & late check-out
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
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  • Yangon Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda, and 11 more
  • Duration: 9 days
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  • Languages Offered: English
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