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30% off, 07 Nights, Best of Burma, Private Tour
?30% off, 07 nights, Best of Burma, Private Tour, w/flights and transfers, ???????? ??. £ 1799pp
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? Return flights
?20 kgs baggage allowance per person.
? 3 domestic flights (Yangon – Mandalay on day 3/ Bagan – Heho on day 6/ Heho – Yangon on day 8)
? Private transport throughout the tour
? Meet & Greet (Day 1, 3, 4 and 6)
? TOUR GUIDE: Operated with English-speaking local guides throughout the tour
? 07 nights’ accommodation
? ??? ?-? Yangon
? ??? ? Mandalay
? ??? ?-? Bagan
? ??? ?-? Inle Lake
? Pre-/Post night in Yangon
? Cruise Mandalay – Bagan on day 4
? Private motorboat for sightseeing on Inle Lake on day 6 and 7
? Private transfer from hotel in Inle Lake to Heho Airport on day 8
? Meals: ? breakfasts
ENTRANCE FEES & ACTIVITIES:
? All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Yangon city tour (Day 2), Mandalay half-day sightseeing tour (Day 3), Bagan full-day sightseeing (Day 5), Inle Lake motorboat excursion (Day 6 and 7) Others
? Porter fees at airports
? Water and refreshing towel
? Yangon: Myanmar´s largest city and one of the most exciting spots in the country as a former political exile, where financial specialists and foreign travelers run in. As Myanmar´s business and cultural hub, reflects the most the changes that occurred since the country reopened the borders.
? Bog Yoke Market: Formerly known as Scott’s Market in Yangon, is a historic covered market, with over 2000 stalls selling everything from gold and diamond jewelry to tattoos and the best spot for buying Myanmar´s handicrafts and other local goods.
? Bagan: An ancient city and a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. On the eastern banks of the Ayeyarwady River, the city is best known for the Bagan Archaeological Area where in excess of 2,000 Buddhist temples overshadow its green plains.
? Inle Lake: The second biggest lake in Myanmar, famous for its unique leg rowers and floating villages and gardens.
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Best Western Green Hill Hotel (4 Stars)
Best Western Green Hill Hotel is located in a peaceful area of bustling Yangon and is a 30-minute drive from Yangon International Airport. The hotel has three air-conditioned conference rooms that are fully equipped with audio and visual equipment. The hotel provides easy free WiFi access throughout. Shuttle services are available upon request. For the convenience of guests, fax and photocopying services are available.
Air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a safety box are standard in all rooms and suites. They have a seating area, an electric kettle, and a bathtub in the en suite bathroom.
Staff at the 24-hour front desk can help with luggage storage, car rental, and laundry services.
Cafe serves a variety of international dishes for meals.
Shwe Ingyinn Hotel (4 Stars)
The Shwe Inngyinn Hotel Mandalay is only a short distance from the Central Railway Station. It provides air-conditioned rooms as well as free Wi-Fi and public parking. There is a fitness centre and a tour desk at the hotel.
The hotel is located 10 minutes from Mandalay's centre and 45 minutes from Mandalay Airport.
Each room has a satellite TV, a minibar, and an electric kettle. There is also a safety deposit box. Private bathrooms include a shower as well as towels.
Guests can get laundry service from the front desk, which is open 24 hours a day.
Yadanarbon Restaurant serves Asian, European, and traditional Myanmar cuisine all day. Sunset Bar serves cocktails, wine, fruit juice, and liquors while overlooking Mandalay City and the surrounding hills.
Shwe Yee Pwint Hotel (4 Stars)
You can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a garden at Shwe Yee Pwint Hotel. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. Be sure to enjoy a meal at the onsite local and international cuisine restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
Additional perks include:
An outdoor pool
Free self parking
Tour/ticket assistance, a 24-hour front desk, and meeting rooms
Concierge services, luggage storage, and a porter/bellhop
Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff
All guestrooms at Shwe Yee Pwint Hotel feature comforts such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Extra amenities include:
Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
LCD TVs with cable channels
Electric kettles, daily housekeeping, and desks
Paramount Inle Hotel (4 Stars)
Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Southern Inle Lake part of Inle Lake, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Indein Village. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, spa and sauna on-site.
Day 1 : ARRIVAL YANGON
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Upon arrival, a representative will be waiting to greet you at the airport and accompany you on the private transfer directly to your hotel. Take the opportunity to rest and recover after the flight or head out into the city for your first glimpse of life in Myanmar´s sprawling capital city.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2 : YANGON
Wake up to breakfast at the hotel, and then get ready to stroll down the busy streets of Yangon for a full-day Yangon sightseeing tour. We´ll start at the Sule Pagoda, a gleaming octagonal pagoda that stands squarely at the center of the city and then we´ll take a walk along the colonial buildings, the City Hall and the Independence Monument. Then we´ll continue to Bogyoke Aung San Market, the largest market in Yangon. There will be plenty of time to browse the hundreds of stalls for souvenirs and bargains. After the lunch (own expenses) we´ll visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda that sits one of the greatest 66-meter long leaning Buddha. To wrap up our Yangon discoveries we´ll continue to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacrosanct Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar and one of the most famous pagodas in the world and we´ll get a glimpse of Burma´s life while enjoying a tea at the local tea shop. You will be back at the hotel in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 3 : YANGON – MANDALAY (1.5 hrs by plane; included)
Start the day with breakfast at the hotel, check-out and then get into your transfer to the Yangon Airport to board your flight to Mandalay. Mandalay is a former royal capital in northern Myanmar located on the Ayeyarwady River. In the center of the city, surrounded by a canal, you will find Mandalay Palace, the royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy. Upon arrival in Mandalay, you will be met by a guide who will transfer you to the hotel. Take some rest before your afternoon visit of the holiest shrine in Mandalay and home of Myanmar’s most revered Buddha image, Mahamuni Pagoda. The 4-metre-tall seated Buddha has been covered with so much gold leaf by visitors over the years that is has acquired an unusual lumpy texture. Enter the temple for a close up look at the Mahamuni Buddha image and then spend some time walking around the temple grounds soaking up the spiritual atmosphere of the surroundings. After the temple tour, we´ll continue to Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung or Golden Palace Monastery, a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s biggest book, consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. To wrap up our sightseeing we´ll head up to the Mandalay Hill to see romantic sunset over this sacred scenery. Once back in the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 4 : MANDALAY – BAGAN (by cruise; included)
After breakfast at the hotel, prepare for a pick-up at reception and transfer to Mandalay port, where you will board the cruise down the Ayeyarwaddy River to the ancient city of Bagan. While sailing through the backwaters of the Ayeyarwaddy River, you can explore typical villages and observe the rural life of local Myanmar. You can catch a glimpse of the traditional Myanmar cuisine and taste some specialities on the cruise or just lay back and relax at the sun deck. Our crew team will demonstrate different ways of wearing Myanmar Traditional Longyi (garment worn by Myanmar people) and Thanatkha (a fragrant paste made from the bark of Thanatkha tree) to enforce your Myanmar experience. Enjoy the gorgeous sunset over the water level. Once in Bagan, meet our tour representative, who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel in Bagan. (Please note the cruise operates only from October to March. From April to September the cruise will be substituted by an overland transport Mandalay – Bagan with the stop at Monte Popa).
Overnight in Bagan.
Day 5 : BAGAN
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by Bagan sightseeing tour. We´ll start by contemplating the views of the magnificent plains of Bagan on the way to the golden stupa of the Shwezigon Pagoda, where you’ll receive a crash course in Bagan’s rich history. Then, visit the nearby Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jataka mural paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple, noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. After the lunch (own expenses) we´ll continue our tour to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful houses of worship and taste Burmese Beatle nuts as locals do. From here, we´ll continue our tour passing the highest temple in Bagan, Thatbyinnyu, Dhammayangyi Temple, a massive temple noted for its remarkable brickwork, and Sulamani Temple. Enjoying the sunset over this unique ancient town will be the best way to wrap up our Bagan´s discoveries.
Overnight in Bagan.
Day 6 : BAGAN – HEHO (0.45 hrs by plane, included) – INLE LAKE (35 km – 1 h)
Wake up to breakfast at the hotel, then leave Bagan for a domestic flight to Heho and Inle Lake. Upon arrival in Heho Airport, enjoy the scenic one-hour drive to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway to Inle Lake. Today’s excursion starts with a private longtail boat drive that will take you to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most fabulous sights. Sail across this vast, serene lake, past Buddhist temples and the stilt houses of the Intha community. Watch the local fishermen propelling their boats with their unique leg-rowing techniques. Admire the beautiful floating gardens developed from clumps of water hyacinth secured in position by bamboo poles. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the primary Buddhist site on the lake containing five gilded images of Buddha. At the end of the tour, enjoy the rest of the evening relaxing and soaking up the magical atmosphere of this unique location.
Overnight in Inle Lake.
Day 7 : INLE LAKE
Rise and shine to breakfast at the hotel and then stroll down the authentic local market in Nyaung Shwe to get a wide selection of Burmese fresh local vegetables, handicrafts and other goods. Tasting of the Tea Salad, the local speciality is a must! Afterwards, we´ll board a private speedboat and we´ll go around Inle Lake. Float down the small canal leading to the Pa-oh village of In Dein and explore the area walking around the village, wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area, perhaps climb up to the stairway top of the hill is covered with picturesque ancient stupas and has magnificent views of the lake scenery. Once back in the village, continue along the lake for additional sightseeing before returning to your hotel.
Overnight in Inle Lake.
Day 8 : INLE LAKE – DEPARTURE YANGON (1 hrs by plane; included)
Wake up to breakfast at your hotel. Then prepare to check out from your room at the scheduled time and transfer to the Heho Airport for your return flight to Yangon.