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Myanmar Essential Overland - Join-In (MANDALAY - BAGAN - INLE - YANGON)

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Day 1: ARRIVAL TO MANDALAY

Stop At: Mandalay Palace, Mandalay Myanmar
Today, we will arrive in Mandalay, the last capital of the Third Empire of Myanmar, which is located in the center of the country, about 668 kilometers north of the Yangon. It is the largest city after Yangon and is both a bustling shopping center and a repository of ancient culture. With the remnants of the ancient royal city, sacred monasteries and numerous other places of interest, Mandalay is a showcase for Myanmar art and architecture and is known as the country's cultural capital. It is also known for wood carvings, silverware, tapestries, silk fabrics and other traditional handicrafts.
Firstly, we will visit to Mahamuni Paya, whose Buddha image is one of the countries most revered. Then, we will continue onto Shwenandaw monastery, of great interest as a fine example of traditional Burmese wooden monastery. We will enjoy a commanding overview of the city from the Mandalay Hill, where you can see an impressive overview of the city and reflect on your day of discovery before returning to your hotel

Opcional: If we have time, we will visit the market of silk fabrics. And Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to 729 marble stone slabs inscribed with Buddhist scripture, which have earned the title of the world’s biggest book

Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel is included.

Day 2: MANDALAY - AVA(INWA) - BAGAN (By Road)

Stop At: Inwa Bridge, Sagaing Myanmar
Today heading to Bagan approximately 4-5 hours drive. On the way we can visit Innwa (former Ava), Myanmar’s most famous ancient capital. The ruins of this kingdom from the 14th to the 19th Century are still visible today, although it was eventually abandoned following an earthquake. You will be taken around this fascinating town highlights visit such as Bargayar old teak monastery, Queen Mae Nu Oak Kyaung, pottery workshop and Nan Myint Watch Tower.
After visiting around Ancient city, continue drive to Bagan.
Upon arrival, check-in your Hotel in Bagan

Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel is included.

Day 3: BAGAN

Stop At: Bagan Temples, Bagan Archaeological Zone, Bagan Myanmar
After breakfast, you will be picked up to explore Bagan the most extensive archaeological site in Asia, where you will spend the day exploring a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples. Our first visit Shwezigon Pagoda, the graceful bell shape of this pagoda became a prototype for virtually all late pagodas all over Myanmar. Then visit Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, the 13th-century 'cave temple' in Indian style and Htilo Minlo. Then, we will visit to Ananda Patho: one of the finest, best preserved and most revered of the Bagan temples. We will visit a local lacquer shop to check the process of making each piece.

This afternoon, we will take a relaxing cruise (local boat) crossing along the Irrawaddy River and enjoy the sunset with the Irrawaddy River.

Duration: 6 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel is included.

Day 4: BAGAN - INLE (By Road)

Stop At: Inle Lake, Nyaungshwe Myanmar
After early breakfast, 8-9 hours scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe, gate way of Inle Lake. Along the way, you can enjoy the nice scenery of Shan Hills and seasonal plantations. Upon arrival, visit the Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which is famous for its oval windows. Then we will visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, one of the most famous pagodas in Myanmar and Nga Phe Chaung Monastery a simple but very beautiful temple on the shores of the lake. Then we will also inspect to the floating markets. On the way back to the hotel, we will see some of the most typical fishermen brilliantly rowing with one leg on the lake.

Duration: 8 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel is included.

Day 5: INLE - INDEIN - INLE

Stop At: Indein Village, Inthein, Taunggyi Myanmar
After breakfast we will visit the market of the 5 days that on this particular date (if the market is closed we will visit an alternative location), is celebrated in one of the towns to observe the local life and the colorful tribes. In these markets there is a variety of ethnic minorities who buy and sell products in their traditional costumes. We will continue with the visit to the temples of Indein, located through a covered passage overlooking the lake - it is a peaceful and quiet place. These temples are unusually similar to the Khmer in style and date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. We will walk through the corridors of the temples of immense columns that line the path. The series of temples have been left in their natural state and the views are enough to impress the most traveler. We will visit the Nampan village to closely check the process of cigar production, canoe construction and thirst weaver villages at Inn Paw Khone. Finally we will take a canoe ride through the floating markets
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel is included.

Day 6: INLE - YANGON (By Road)

Stop At: Yangon Yangon, 339 Bogyoke Aung San Road Sakura Tower Rooftop, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar
After breakfast, 11-12 hours drive to Yangon. Along the way, enjoy the different panoramic views of Shan State, middle Myanmar and Upper Myanmar.
Duration: 11 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel is included.

Day 7: YANGON

Stop At: Yangon Yangon, 339 Bogyoke Aung San Road Sakura Tower Rooftop, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar
After breakfast in this morning, discover the vibrant atmosphere in the city centre of Yangon. This walking tour includes the passing through Yangon City Hall, Victory Monument Park, Sule Pagoda, colonial buildings and other landmarks. Continue to the heritage Civic Centre area with old Rowe & Co department store, Baptist Church and High Court buildings. Continue on down to Pansodan St to see the Telegraph Office, numerous colonial banks, and the impressive Inland Waterways and Myanmar Port Authority buildings. Turn up at famous Strand Road past Strand Hotel, the British Embassy and Post Office. Next, we will visit to Bogyoke Market (Scott Market) to buy and inspect some Myanmar souvenirs (closed on Mondays and holidays). We will have a walking tour to China Town. At last, we visit the unforgettable Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: YANGON - Next Destination

Pass By: Yangon Yangon, 339 Bogyoke Aung San Road Sakura Tower Rooftop, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar
Take your free time before transfer to Yangon International airport for your departure.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Mandalay Airport, Joining to sightseeing
Departure Time
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5* Hotel
7/25/2019 - 9/30/2019Monday:07:00 AM - 08:30 PM

10/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday:07:00 AM - 08:30 PM

3* Hotels
7/25/2019 - 9/30/2019Monday:07:00 AM - 08:30 PM

10/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday:07:00 AM - 08:30 PM

4* Hotel
7/25/2019 - 9/30/2019Monday:07:00 AM - 08:30 PM

10/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday:07:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Duration
8 days
Inclusions
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Breakfast x 7
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Mandalay Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Inwa Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Bagan Temples
  • Entry/Admission - Inle Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Indein Village
  • Entry/Admission - Yangon Yangon
Exclusions
  • International Flight
  • Meals not mentioned such as lunch and dinner
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
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