DAY 1– FRIDAY: ARRIVAL TO YANGON – SIGHTSEEING [-/ L/ D]
DAY 2 – SATURDAY: YANGON – FLIGHT TO BAGAN – SIGHTSEEING [B/L/D]
DAY 3 – SUNDAY: BAGAN – FULL DAY TRIP TO MT POPA[B/L/D]
DAY 4 – MONDAY: BAGAN – FLIGHT TO YANGON[B/-/-]
Land at Yangon International Airport in the morning by FLIGHT TBC
Meet & greet by your English speaking guide and transfer to “House of Memories Restaurant” for lunch. After Lunch , visit the magnificent Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi, take a photo stop at the Karaweik Hall, a ‘Hamsa-bird’ shaped floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake. Complete your first day in Myanmar with an extended visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monument, the Shwedagon Pagoda.
Shwedagon Pagoda – One of Buddhism’s most sacred sites, is adorned with 27 metric tons of gold leaf, along with thousands of diamonds and other gems, and is believed to enshrine eight hairs of the Gautama Buddha as well as relics of three former Buddha’s.
After the tour return back to the hotel and free at leisure before departure for welcome dinner
Welcome Dinner at Pandomar Restaurant – http://www.myanmar-restaurantpadonmar.com/
Breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast transfer to Yangon Airport for domestic flight to Bagan – FLIGHT TBC
FLIGHT YANGON – BAGAN (1h 20’)
Land at Nyaung U Bagan Airport and transfer to Nyaung Oo Market to experience local ways of trading. Then proceed the visit the most significant Pagoda and temples of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda, built by king Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; Gu Byanuk Gyi and Ananda Temple, with four famous standing Buddha images.
Lunch will be served at local monastery with monk blessing & offering following by simple lunch with monks
In the afternoon, visit one of Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer ware craftsmen’s workshop in nearby Myinkaba village. You will continue to Manuha Temple, built in the Mon style in 1059. Next you will explore the Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, a temple noteworthy for its mural paintings under the protection of UNESCO. At the end of or tour enjoy 30 min ox-cart ride to enjoy sunset over the famous Ayeyarwaddy River from one of the Temples.
Transfer to the hotel for check-in
Dinner will be served at local restaurant
Breakfast at the hotel
Today our program includes “Full Day trip to Mount Popa”. We will drive for about 1.5hrs to enjoy
breathtaking scenery and spectacular views.
Mt Popa, 48kms south east of Bagan is an extinct volcano that rises 2417 feet above the northern plains. On top of this striking tower lies the most important ‘Nat’ (Spirit) shrine in Myanmar. The mountain is the abode of the powerful ‘Nat’ known as the Popa Goddess, or Popa Mother. She is considered to be kinder than most spirits and is the protector of women.
The complex of shrines is accessed by a 25 minute climb and there are panoramic views from the top. Tradition says you should avoid wearing red or black on the mountain as this may offend the resident spirits. Festivals take place here throughout the year.
Lunch will be served at Popa Mountain Resort with spectacular view
On the way back, a short stop at a locally run toddy palm, sugar & sky beer (toddy palm juice) shop and plantation. After return back to the hotel and free to relax before departure for dinner
Dinner will be served in a local restaurant
After breakfast transfer to airport for domestic flight to Yangon – FLIGHT TBC
FLIGHT BAGAN – YANGON (1h 20’)
Upon arrival, proceed the sightseeing tour includes the old colonial-style city center including the gilded Sule Pagoda dating back over 2,000 years.
Lunch on your own account
In the afternoon, take 30-45 minutes ride on board the circular train.
Opened in 1961, the train carries an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people a day, starting and ending at the Central Station in downtown Yangon. The circle train will throw you into life the way the locals live it, and it’s a great way to participate without being obtrusive. There are several stops along the ride where you can take pictures, buy drinks from the locals or simply disembark
Of course we cannot miss during our tour stop at Scott’s Market which is a heaven for shopping lovers
Bogyoke Aung San Market (formerly Scott’s Market) – was built in 1926, late in the British rule of Myanmar, and although it is commonly believed to be named after James George Scott, the British civil servant who introduced football to Myanmar, it is actually named after the Municipal Commissioner of the time, Mr. Gavin Scott. The ground floor and the 1st floor are lined with small antique shops selling old coins, bank-notes, postage stamps and medals. In the middle of the market are jewelers, selling famous Burmese jade, Burmese rubies and other precious stones.
3 x nights hotel accommodation with breakfast, service charge and tax included in twin/double sharing rooms
1 x return flight Yangon – Bagan – Yangon (Economy class)
Meals as mentioned as per itinerary (daily Breakfasts ; 3 Lunches; 3 Dinners)
All transfers by comfortable air-conditioned Saloon or Van as per itinerary with mineral water and cold towels (2 bottles of 500ml water per person/day)
English speaking station guides
All tours and sightseeing with entrance fees as per program included
All service charges, government taxes and handling fees
All International flight tickets to/from Myanmar
Visa to Myanmar @ USD 50 per person, can be applied online at http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/
Individual expenses of guests not mentioned in the itinerary (laundry, minibar, extra food and beverage out of formed menus or not mentioned in the INCLUSIONS.)
Tip for guides & drivers, bellboys, boats, restaurants (suggested at USD 6/pax/day)
Personal travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)
Any other cost not mentioned in the Inclusions