14 Days/13 Nights touring : Yangon – Mandalay – Bagan – Inle Lake Yangon

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In general the check-in and check-out times at all hotels, unless otherwise stated in this itinerary, is between 1200 noon and 1400 hours.

Day 01   Arrive Yangon and transfer  (B/-/-)
Welcome upon arrival, you will be greeted by our representative who will accompany you as you transfer to the hotel. 
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia. 
Overnight in Yangon
Day 02 :  Yangon tour   (B/-/-)
Today sightseeing features the beautiful Kandawgyi Lake, Botataung Pagoda, which is hollow and through which you can walk and see many ancient relics and artifacts and Yangon downtown area and from there we walk along the Pansodan street which has many large colonial buildings which are still in use. It is also interesting to see the sidewalk markets including those selling old books and magazines dated from the 1960’s up to the present.
Afternoon sightseeing to Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which houses a 70-metre reclining Buddha and finish your tour at Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. The central stupa is 90 metres tall and gilded with gold leaf. As the sun begins to set enjoy the breath-taking views of the Pagoda and surrounding skyline before transferring back to your hotel.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 03  :  Yangon/Mandalay (flight) and Amarapura – Inwa sightseeing    (B/-/-)
After breakfast at the hotel, take a short flight to Mandalay. On arrival, depart for an excursion around Mandalay to explore the former capitals of Amarapura and next visit to Inwa (Ava). 
Begin your morning attending a special ceremony in Amarapura. Witness the alms collection at Mahagandayon monastery, when over one-thousand monks gather to collect their daily meal from the local Buddhists. After this beautiful spectacle, continue to a nearby silk weaving workshop which produces exquisite handmade products. Then, walk along U Bein Bridge for fabulous views. This 200 year-old bridge is constructed entirely from teak and spans over 2 kilometers in length.
Later we will visit another former royal capital, Inwa which was founded in 1364 and which lasted nearly 400 years as a royal capital. Highlights include the ' leaning tower of Ava', Maha Aungmye Bonzan, a brick-and-stucco monastery, and the elegant teakwood monastery Bagaya Kyaung. Then back to Mandalay.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 04 : Mingun – Mandalay sightseeing  (B/-/-)
We will go to Mandalay jetty where we take a short and pleasant ride upriver to Mingun, the site of what would have been the world's largest pagoda had not King Bodawpaya died in 1819 thus halting all further work. Later an earthquake in 1838 split the monument and reduced it to partial rubble. Nonetheless, the mammoth base of the unfinished pagoda is still a very impressive sight as we approach from the river. Nearby we can also visit the Mingun Bell, moved from the zedi after the earthquake and now hung in a new shrine building. It is said to be the largest hanging un-cracked bell in the world. Return to Mandalay.
This afternoon, continue your tour of Mandalay with a visit to highly revered Mahamuni Pagoda; a gold leaf hammering craftshop, Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the title ‘World’s Biggest Book’. Continue to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace. This grand teak building is known for its exquisite woodcarving. 
Head to the top of Mandalay Hill as the sun begins to set to enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River.
Overnight in Mandalay
Day 05        Mandalay – Sagaing – Monywa  (B/-/-)
After breakfast, drive to Monywa for about 3 hours and half. En route, visit Sagaing, a former capital of the Shan kingdom in the 14th century, lies across and slightly downriver from Mandalay and there are many interesting stupas scattered over Sagaing Hill.
Excursion across the Chin Dwin River to  visit fascinating Hpo Win Daung and Shwe Ba Daung where are a system of impressive sandstone caves containing Buddha statues, wood carvings and fine mural paintings mainly in Innwa-style, some dating back to 15th century.  Dozens of large and small caves with about 450,000 images are hidden in the area of the Hpo Win Hills.
Overnight in Monywa
Day 06        Monywa – Pakkoku – Bagan   (B/-/-)
Breakfast at your hotel. Monywa sightseeing highlights include the very colorful Thanbuddhay Pagoda and Hlaungdawmu Buddha, the second largest reclining Buddha in Myanmar.
Then drive to Pakkou. You could enjoy paddy fields and vegetable plantation along the road side. After 45 min drive, we got to Maualae Village where one could see local way of life and home industries of making joss sticksand bamboo balance and blacksmith and goldsmith. Upon arrival Pakkou, a bustling tobacco trading center, transfer by boat to Bagan. Transfer to hotel. Free and relax.
Overnight in Bagan
Day 07        Bagan sightseeing  (B/-/-)
Your journey begins with a visit to the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda for an introduction in to Bagan’s rich history. Then, visit to 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. This afternoon begin with a visit to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples. Built in the early Mon-style, Ananda contains two unique Buddha images whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed. Neighboring Ananda Okkyaung is one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period and is filled with intricate paintings. As the sun goes down we will be at one of the ideal viewing sites selected by our tour guide for a panoramic sunset view over the temples.
Overnight in Bagan
Day 08        Bagan sightseeing  (B/-/-)
After breakfast, we will visit Manuha Temple built by King Manuha to represent his displeasure of captivity, Nanpaya close behind the Manuha and which is also Bagan's first "gu-style" (cave) shrine and next to visit Gubaukgyi Temple, in the old Bagan village of Myinkaba, is an early period temple with well-preserved paintings inside. Then, visit a lacquer ware craft shop to see the process of hand-making these beautiful pieces.
Next visit to the local village where you may get experience of farmer’s families, their village’s life.  You can enjoy a walkabout in a village where you can see the traditional ways of life still carried on such as weaving cotton by hand, grinding peanut oil with oxen, the care of various farm animals etc. Visit some local homes and observe local people life by chatting with them.
Overnight in Bagan.
Day 09        Drive to Kalaw via Popa    (B/-/-)
After early morning breakfast, drive to Mt. Popa, which supposedly rose from the ground in a massive earthquake in 442 BC. Mt. Popa is famous as the abode of the Nats (Spirit Gods) and for its panoramic view of the local tropical region. There is a volcanic plug with a temple on top that we can climb up to if we like. On the way to Mt. Popa visit a local toddy palm farmer and see how toddy palm juice and sugar are produced. 
After sightseeing, continue drive to Kalaw. For break and a simple lunch (not included), stops along the way in local villages en route. You could see their ways of life among the paddy fields. In the late evening, you may arrive in Kalaw.
Overnight in Kalaw.
Day 10        Kalaw – Pindaya   (B/-/-) 
Kalaw sits high on the western edge of the Shan Plateau and was a popular hill station in the British times. It is still a peaceful and quiet place with an atmosphere remnant of colonial era. Sightseeing in Kalaw includes Nee Paya, a gold lacquered bamboo Buddha. 
After sightseeing, drive Pindaya to visit the Pindaya Caves where there are nearly 8,000 Buddha images that have been placed there over the centuries as a form of merit making. Made of various materials and of different sizes, the statues are situated in every nook and cranny throughout the many cave chambers. Then, we visit umbrella making family where you could see their working process of local product made by bamboo.
Overnight in Pindaya
Day 11: Pindaya – Yasakyi trekking  (B/L/D)
After breakfast, drive to our trekking point in Pindaya (10 min drive) and from where start our trekking to Si-kya-inn village (about 2 ½ hours walk). On the way, visit Htwet Ni village and passing thorough tea plantation and chives farm. 
Lunch break at Danu house with local food by home cooked style. 
After that proceed walking for 2 hours to Yasakyi Village and there we will settle for overnight.  After taking a rest at the local monastery, stroll in the village and chat with the villagers. Dinner (home cooked style) will be served to you and overnight at the village. 
Very basis and simple accommodation with pillow and mattress at monastery 
Total walking time: approx.5 hours (The trip may take longer depending on the individual level)
Included meal    : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 12 : Back to Pindaya and Inle lake transfer   (B/-/-)
After breakfast (home cooked style), we trek back to Pindaya. After ½ hour walks we get to Lin Lay Inn, Danu village and visit about 30 min around the village. Then proceed to Taung Paw Gyi village from where we can see panoramic view over Pindaya. After a short visit there, we take lunch break for about one hour. 
And then continue walking down to Pindaya and it will take about an hour again. Total walking time: approx.5 hours. We met our car at trekking point and continue drive to Inle lake (2 and half hours’ drive). 
Overnight at Inle lake
Included meal    : Breakfast
Day 13        Inle & Indainn sightseeing  (B/-/-)
From the middle of the lake, continue down a small canal leading to the Pa-oh village of Indainn. On arrival, continue to the Inainn area on foot, strolling around the village, visiting a local school, and wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area. Here you can climb the covered stairway to the top of a hill which is covered with picturesque ancient stupas and has magnificent views of the lake below.
Then, visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses dozens of Shan Buddha. Observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf. Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand. 
Overnight at Inle lake
Day 14 : Heho/Yangon (flight) and Yangon departure  (B/-/-)
After early breakfast, drive to Heho airport and fly back to Yangon. On arrival,  visit the famous Scott Market (it is closed on every Monday and gazette holidays), a sprawling complex built in 1926 and noted for its variety of handicrafts and other items which provides an excellent opportunity for a shopping spree. Transfer to airport for your onward departure flight. 

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Note: The itinerary described above may be subject to change depending on weather conditions and domestic flight time.
The following suggested hotel for above program is subject to available…

Hotel Usage: Standard Category


Hotel Usage: Superior Category

PINDAYA PINDAYA INLE INN BAMBOO HUT www.hilltopvillahotel.com

Hotel Usage: Deluxe Category

KALAW HILL TOP VILLA SUPERIOR ROOM www.hilltopvillahotel.com

Validity  : 01 OCT 2012 – 30 SEPT 2017
Price per person based on half twin sharing basis

Number of person
Package price per person
(Standard Category)
Package price per person
(Superior Category)
Package price per person
(Deluxe Category)
2 pax
3 – 4 pax
5 – 6 pax
7 – 9 pax
10 – 14 pax
15 – 19 pax
20 – 24 pax
Single room supplement
Supplement for Pindaya Inle Inn, superior room is USD 11 per room per room per night at the period of Nov 2012 and Feb 2013.
Supplement for Win Unity Resort, deluxe lake view and garden view at the period of Jan to Apr 2013 is to be advised.
Supplement for compulsory dinner for 15 pax and above group at Inle Resort is USD 25 per person.
Supplement for Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort, superior room is USD 35 per room per night at the period of 24 Dec 2012 to 07 Jan 2013.
Supplement for transportation charges during 12-17 Apr 2013 (Myanmar Water Festival) is to be advised.
* Our tour price is based on Bed & Breakfast. Valid from 01 OCT 2012 – 30 APR 2013.*

FOC Policy 
* 1 pax is FOC for Tour Leader in single room basis
minimum 15 paying pax (Maximum 1 pax FOC)
Our services include as follows:
•    Hotels accommodation with daily breakfast 
•    French speaking guide service throughout the trip from Yangon to Yangon
•    Transfers and sightseeing by private air-con vehicle with drivers, as mentioned in program
•    Domestic flight tickets (Yangon/Mandalay, Heho/Yangon) including insurance surcharge & current fuel surcharge
•    Passenger Service Charges for domestic flights
•    Private local boat fare for Mingun and Inle Lake excursion as mentioned in program 
•    Entrance fees and zone fees for the visits mentioned
•    Meal other than mentioned in trekking package (home cooked style) 
Our services do not include as follows:
•    International ticket to/from Yangon
•    Visa arrangements for Myanmar
•    Visits not mentioned in the program
•    Compulsory dinner at hotel
•    Festival surcharges
•    Drinks and personal expenses
•    Tips and porters at the hotels
•    Any other items not mentioned

Christmas and New Year’s Compulsory Dinner 
Kandawgyi Palace Hotel

Christmas' Eve compulsory dinner- 80,000 Ks per person
Chatrium Hotel
Christmas’ Eve compulsory dinner – US$ 55 per person
New Year’s Eve compulsory dinner – US$ 115 per person
Myanmar Treasure Resort (Bagan and Inle lake)
Christmas' Eve compulsory dinner- US$ 60 per person
New Year's Eve compulsory dinner- US$ 85 per person
Pindaya Inle Inn
New Year's Eve compulsory dinner- US$ 35 per person
Mandalay Hill Resort (Pool Side Gala Dinner)(Compulsory)
Christmas' Eve compulsory dinner- US$ 80 per person
New Year's Eve compulsory dinner- US$ 110 per person
25/12/12 -Christmas Day & 1/1/13-New Year Day buffet dinner at Yadanabon or Kinsana 
Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
Christmas’ Eve compulsory dinner – US$ 50 per person
New Year’s Eve compulsory dinner – US$ 70 per person
Inle Resort 
Christmas' Eve compulsory dinner- US$ 60 per person
New Year's Eve compulsory dinner- US$ 80  per person
15 pax & above compulsory dinner- US$ 24 per person
The rest rate is to be advised.

Meal Plan (No FOC in meal supplement)
Half board (Lunch)
Supplement for above meal plan (half board lunch) is USD 135 per person. 
Day 02    Lunch at local restaurant 
Day 03    Lunch at local restaurant
Day 04    Lunch at local restaurant
Day 05    Lunch at local restaurant
Day 06    Lunch at local restaurant
Day 07    Lunch at local restaurant
Day 08    Lunch at local restaurant
Day 09    Lunch at local restaurant
Day 10    Lunch at local restaurant
Day 11    Included in trekking package 
Day 12    Lunch at local restaurant
Day 13    Lunch at local restaurant
Day 14    Lunch at local restaurant
Day 01    Dinner at hotel
Day 02    Dinner at local restaurant
Day 03    Dinner at local restaurant
Day 04    Dinner at local restaurant
Day 05    Dinner at local restaurant
Day 06    Dinner at hotel
Day 07    Dinner at local restaurant
Day 08    Dinner at local restaurant 
Day 09    Dinner at hotel
Day 10    Dinner at local restaurant
Day 11    Included in trekking package
Day 12    Dinner at hotel
Day 13    Dinner at hotel
Supplement for above meal plan (Half board dinner including transportation surcharges for outside dinner) per person rate
Number of person Standard Category Superior Category Deluxe Category
2 pax      
3-9 pax      
10 up      

-    There may be few changes in offered prices depending on the increases in fuel cost, domestic airfares and USD exchange rates and festive season surcharge. All surcharges are to be advised on revised contract rate of service providers.     
-    There will be domestic airfares fuel surcharge and surcharge cost is to be advised as soon as airline announces.
-    Please reconfirm the actual price when you booked this proposal.