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$1079 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Night Myanmar Private Tour with Flights from Yangon

Day 1: Yangon full day tour Meet a driver upon arrival in Yangon. If time allows, short circular train ride to Yangon Central Railway Station, visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, walking tour around Yangon's colonial-era buildings, afternoon visit to Bogyoke Market, Kandawgyi Park, sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda.  Day 2: Full day tour around Ancient Bagan (B)  Meet a driver at your hotel, and transfer to the airport for an early morning flight to Bagan. Visit Nyaung U Local Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi , Htilominlo Temple, and Tharaba Gate by horse cart tour. After afternoon check-in and a rest, continue to Ananda, Ananda Okkyaung, Thatbyinnyu Temple, Shwe Gu Gyi Temple, Gawdawpalin Temple, and Dhammayangyi Temple, catching the beautiful sunset of Bagan.Day 3: Mt.Popa (B)  After breakfast at the hotel, visit to Toddy plam, jaggery making. Continue to Popa Taung Kalat, an extinct Volcano over 1500 meters high summit, about 48 km south east of Bagan. After the visit, leisure at the the hotel and take a sunset river cruise in the Ayeyarwaddy river. Day 4: Sagaing - Mingun boat trip  (B)  After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for a flight to Mandalay. Continue to Sagaing Hill, Soon U Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thonesal Pagoda. Evening boat trip to Mingun, the unfinished Mingun Pahtodawgyi, Mingun Bell, and Myatheindan (hsinbyume) pagoda. Day 5: Amarapura - Mandalay city tour (B)  After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Maha Gandayone Monastery, the teak U Bein bridge, and Mahamuni Pagoda. In the afternoon, visit to Yadanarbon Market, the Shwenandaw Monastery, Atumashi Monastery, and Kuthodaw Pagoda, catching panoramic views of Mandalay from Mandalay Hill.  Day 6: Shan State Wineries (B)  This morning flight to Heho airport. Visit to Aye Thar Yar Vineyard near Taungyyi and next to Inle Heritage by boat, In the Evening visit to Red Mountain Winery, enjoy scenic view to Inle Lake and beautiful sunset. Day 7: Inle Lake (B)  Take a full day tour of Inle Lake by private boat, taking in villages, the unique leg-rowing style of local fishermen, and floating gardens. The tour also includes visits to the silver smith factory, the silk weaving village, the Cheroot making factory, the boat making workshop, and the jumping cat monastery, as well as Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Shwe Inn Dein Pagoda.  Day 8: Inle Lake – Yangon (B)  In the morning, transfer to Heho airport for a flight to Yangon. On arrival, transfer to hotel, free at Leisure at the evening. Day 9: Yangon Departure (B)  A driver will meet you at your hotel for transfer to the airport, where this tour concludes.

$699 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Bagan and Inle Lake Tour from Yangon

Day 1 Yangon – BaganPick up from your Yangon hotel at 5am, transfer to Yangon airport for flight to Nyaung U airport. On arrival Bagan, starts with visit to busy Nyaung U Local Market. Continue to Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas, Kyansttha U Min , a tunnel with interesting feature of painting. Htilominlo Temple, between the early and the late Bagan Period, lacquer Ware Industry. Afternoon visit to Ananda Temple, an architectural master piece resembling a Greek cross: Ananda Okkaung a brick Monastery with 18th century mural Painting: Dhamayangyi a massive temple which will show the finest brick work on the plain of Bagan. Enjoy sunset view along Ayeyarwaddy river by small boat.Overnight: Zfreeti Hotel or similar Day 2 Bagan (B)After breakfast, we will visit to authentic Minnanthu village to see daily life of villagers, traditional cotton weaving, silversmiths, and Pwa Saw village to see more handicraft workshops, experience a glimpse of traditional Myanmar rural life. Next to Myinkaba Village by horse cart to explore hidden temples and some traditional lacquerware workshop which is very well known in Bagan.After the refreshment ,visit Gubyaukgyi Temple admiring the fine stuccowork from Bagan period. Continue to Nanpaya temple, built in the Mon style with intricate stone carvings, and said to have once been King Manuha's residence. Overnight Hotel in Bagan.Overnight: Zfreeti Hotel or similar Day 3 Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake (B)After Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Nyaung U airport for flight to Heho airport. On arrival Heho, transfer to Inle Lake through Pindaya. On the way, visit Pindaya Cave inside thousands of Buddha images and beautiful banyan trees in Pindaya. Finally transfer to red mountain winery and vineyard for tasting wine.Overnight: Royal Inlay Hotel or similarDay 4 Inle Lake (B)Take a full day tour of Inle Lake by private boat with chances to see villages, the unique leg-rowers fishermen and the floating gardens, built up from the strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored with bamboo poles. The tour also includes visits to the silver smith factory, the silk weaving village, the Cheroot making factory, the boat making workshop, the jumping cat monastery and the most famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda where the Buddha images have been covered in so much gold that they look like balls of solid gold. And visit to Indein Village ancient Ruins pagoda of Nyaung Oaks.Overnight: Royal Inlay Hotel or similarDay 5 Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon (B)After breakfast and hotel check out, transfer to Heho airport for domestic flight to Yangon Airport and connect to International airport or Yangon hotel.

$66 Day Trips & Excursions

Pindaya Kalaw Day Trip

08:00: Pick up from your hotel and drive to pindaya. 09:30: Arrive to Pindaya. Pindaya is noted for its natural limestone Caves housing over 8,000 Buddha Images of various sizes. It is one of the most beautiful and peaceful place of the Shan state. You can learn the umbrella making process and it is also possible to know their local life. 12:00: Proceed to local restaurant for Lunch. 13:00: After Lunch, continue to Kalaw. 14:30: Arrive to Kalaw, which is situated 70km west of Taunggyi, the capital of Shan state and about 50km from Pindaya caves. Kalawa 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 glold lacquered bamboo Buddha. You can enjoy the daily life of local tribes and also you can taste the traditional foods of local people. 17:00: Return back to your hotel. 18:30: Arrive to hotel.

$56 Kid Friendly

Nyaung Shwe-Pindaya-Kalaw Day Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kalaw Railway Station, Kalaw, Shan State8:00 Pick up from your hotel and drive to pindaya.09:30 Arrive to Pindaya. Pindaya is noted for its natural limestone Caves housing over 8,000 Buddha Images of various sizes. It is one of the most beautiful and peaceful place of the Shan state. You can learn the umbrella making process and it is also possible to know their local life.12:00 Proceed to local restaurant for Lunch.13:00 After Lunch, continue to Kalaw.14:30 Arrive to Kalaw, which is situated 70km west of Taunggyi, the capital of Shan state and about 50km from Pindaya caves. 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 glold lacquered bamboo Buddha. You can enjoy the daily life of local tribes and also you can taste the traditional foods of local people.17:00 Return back to your hotel.18:30 Arrive to hotel.Duration: 7 hours

$900 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 7 Day Essential Myanmar in Short Time

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Yangon Yangon, Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon RegionDay 1: Arrive Yangon “Welcome to Myanmar” at the airport by your tour guide. We then transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is your own leisure. Day 2: Yangan – Bagan – Temples Tour In the early morning, take the short flight to Bagan. Once at Bagan, your tour guide will take you around its wonderful scenery and architecture to sightsee the Nyaung U Market, ShweZiGon pagoda, HtiLoMinLo temple, Ananda Temple, ThatByinNyu Temple, DhamMaYanGyi temple, ShweSanDaw pagoda. Day 3: Mount Popa – Local Products and Village Tour – Sunset Boat Trip After breakfast at hotel, drive to Mount Popa. On the way to Mount Popa, stop to see skilful toddy-palm climber collecting the wine on top of the tree, toddy palm juice & palm sugar (jaggery) making cottage. When arrive back Bagan, we will drive to the place to watch the time consuming and intricate production of quality lacquer ware. Next, you’ll learn about the making of Bagan’s most famous food, ‘Pone Yay Gyi’ at a local shop. Finally, visit Taung Bi Village to look through some private homes and local businesses before enjoying sunset boat ride along Ayarwaddy River. Day 4: Bagan – Heho – Pindaya Caves – InLe Lake After breakfast at hotel, take the short flight to Heho. From here, we will proceed to Pindaya by car. Next stop are Traditional cottage industry of UMBRELLA MAKING and Pone Ta Lote Lake. Then transfer to the hotel in Inle. Day 5: InLe Lake – InDein Village Boat Trip Inle lake sightseeing will be filled with visit to the PhaungDawOo pagoda, NgaPheChaung monastery, Floating Villages. A visit to these sights provides deep insight into how the people on the lake make their livings. So you can enjoy Unique One Leg rower fisherman, Loctus and silk weaving, boat making and cheroot making. And take a short trek to Indein Pagoda. Then observe Intha tribes Village lives and enjoy the local market along the shore. And then transfer to the hotel by boat. Day 6: InLe Lake – Yangon – Sightseeing Tour After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport to take flight to Yagnon. Then, start sightseeing by walking around the city centre to enjoy the city being busy with the sellers on the street and also the pedestrians and Colonial Style buildings. The whole day is the brief tour to famous Landmarks - KaRaWeik Hall & Royal Lake, BoGyoke Market (aka) Scott Market, ShweDaGon Pagoda, one of the spectacular monuments of Myanmar. Day 7: Fly Back Home Breakfast and free time until time to go to the airport for departure flight. Then, transfer you to the Yangon International Airport three hours prior according to your flight departure time.Duration: 7 days

$1230 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

11 Day Culture of Myanmar

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL YANGON (-/-/-) Stop At: Yangon Yangon, Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon RegionArrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by our tour speaking guide. Transfer to hotel for check in.The tour sightseeing starts for visit to the old colonial-style city center with city hall, Mahabandoola Park with Independence Monument, Strand road and Yangon Jetty by Car. Then continue visit to Botahtaung Pagoda and Ahma Mya Nan Nwe, a devotee to the Botahtaung Pagoda. She was known to be a dragon guarding the pagoda and Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market, is the most popular market (close on every Monday & Public holiday) and where you can buy luxury item, handicrafts, food stuff, clothing, jewelry, fashion and consumer goods.At afternoon, the tour visit to Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha and continue visit to Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the Royal lake for photo stop and world famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset. Overnight in Yangon.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Yangon, a 3-star hotelDay 2: YANGON-KYAIKHTIYO (GOLDEN ROCK) (B/-/-)Stop At: Kyaiktiyo PagodaAfter breakfast, start the trip to Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda known as “Golden Rock” about 04 hours driving from Yangon. Regular car or coaches can reach only Kingpun Base Camp at the foot of the hills, from there takes an open truck up to the top of the mountain. When you reach the main pilgrimage site, you will see the sacred boulder covered by gold leaf is balance precariously on the very edge of cliff and enjoy sunset from this unforgettable site. The 9000-candle lighting festival is also a popular among the events in Myanmar. Overnight at hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at hotel in Kyaikhtiyo, a 3-star hotelDay 3: KYAIKHTIYO (GOLDEN ROCK)-BAGO-YANGON (B/-/-)Stop At: Yangon Yangon, Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon RegionAfter breakfast, enjoy sunrise from Mountain Top before drive by road to an ancient capital Bago, drive by road to an ancient capital Bago. Arrive at Bago, the tour can visit first Kyaik Khat Wain Kyaung, to see monks come out for receive donation if arrive in time and Shwe Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha (55 meters long), Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda, 28-Meter-high huge image of Kyaikpun Pagoda and visit to Kanbawzathardi Golden Palace of King Bayinnaung. At afternoon, return to Yangon and overnight in Yangon.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Yangon, 3-star hotelDay 4: YANGON - BAGAN (BY FLIGHT-0700:0820 HRS) (B/-/-)Stop At: Bagan Temples, Bagan, Mandalay RegionEarly morning transfer to the airport to take domestic flight to Bagan. Arrive at Bagan, transfer to the hotel for check in. The tour visit to the one of Asia’s most popular archeological destination. We will visit colorful Naung U Market and visit some of Bagan most famous pagodas, including Shwezigon Pagoda, which is the most important reliquary shrine and house images of 37 Nats in Bagan. Then, continue visit to Kyansittha Uhmin (Cave), Gupaukgyi Temple, it is a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of sconces from the Jataka.At afternoon, the tour continue visit to Htilominlo Temple with old murals and friezes and then approach to Tharabar Gate way into Old Bagan. Then, visit to Ananda Temple it is a whitewashed masterpiece and with four standing Buddha Images, Thetbyinnyu Temple, Dhamayangyi Temple which is famous for its interlocking mortar thickest brickwork. Late afternoon, continue to Shwesandaw Pagoda for beautiful sunset and then transfer to hotel and overnight in Bagan. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Bagan, 3-star hotelDay 5: BAGAN-MOUNT POPA-BAGAN (B/-/-)Stop At: Bagan Temples, Bagan, Mandalay RegionOptional Tour with Extra costEarly morning, the tour starts for surprise discover day to see the ancient city of Bagan form above. Client’s enjoy a magnificent bird's eye view of thousand-year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River with “BALLOONS” flying over Bagan. It is a very exiting experience and clients will never forget. The Balloon is guided by gentle wind and chance to see slowly the sun rising. And it operates start form 01 Oct till 10 Apr for every year. Extra cost for USD 285 per pax with Standard Service and USD 335 per pax with Premium Service.Remark – increase USD 10 per pax on Int’l New Year Period start from 20 Dec 18-10 Jan 19.After breakfast, proceed on a scenic overland journey to Mount.Popa. It is an extinct volcano which 1518 meters (4981 feet) above sea level, set mid lovely hill and forest scenery. The Popa Taungkalat Shrine is home to 37 Mahagiri Nats, or spirits, Satues depicting the Nats are at the base of the shrine. From the top of Taung Kalat, one can enjoy a panoramic view of the ancient city of Bagan. Late afternoon, return back to Bagan and on the way, refreshment stopover at local small factory of palm sugar alcohol refinery and observe how to make Jaggery. Overnight in Bagan. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Bagan, 3-star hotelDay 6: BAGAN-MANDALAY-AMARAPURA-AVA-SAGAING (BY FLIGHT-0735:0805 HRS) (B/-/-)Stop At: Bagan Temples, Bagan, Mandalay RegionAfter breakfast at hotel, fly to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay, directly drive to visit Amarapura. Highlights include Mahagandayon Monastery which is a school for young monks and observe the lunch process in morning, U Bein Bridge which is more than two centuries old and at 1.2 km longest teakwood span in the world. On the way, visit to the tradition hand-weaving silk workshop. At afternoon, boat trip to visit Ava (Innwa), it is located on an island between Ayeyarwaddy and Myitnge Rivers. The tour can visit Ava by horse cart to Nanmyint Watch Tower, The Maha Aung Mye Bonzan well known as Me Nu Oak-Kyaung (Brick Monastery) was built in 1822, Bagaya Monastery, Lacquer ware industry, Yadana Hsimi Pagoda and Inwa Bridge spanning the Ayeyarwaddy River. Then , proceed to Sagaing, the hilltops, each crested with a pagoda, the banners proclaiming the Buddha’s teaching, the refuge from all ills and tribulations where over 600 monasteries for monks and nuns are located for Buddhist studies and mediation. Visit to U Min Thonze (or Thirty Caves Pagoda) which has many Buddha images in a shaped colonnade and the impressive Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda and Sunset form Sagaing Hill. At evening, return to hotel and overnight in Mandalay. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Mandalay, a 3-star hotelDay 7: MANDALAY-MINGUN (BY PRIVATE BOAT) (B/-/-)Stop At: Mandalay Hill, Mandalay, Mandalay RegionAfter breakfast, transfer to jetty to take a private chartered boat for a cruise over the Ayeyarwaddy River towards the former capital of Mingun. After a 45-minute cruise, arrive in Mingun, famous for its huge unfinished pagoda also home to the Mingun Bell, considered as the world’s largest uncracked ringing bell. Also visit the beautiful white Hsinbyume Pagoda. At afternoon, sightseeing tour of Mandalay includes Mahamuni Pagoda, gold of hammering, Mandalay Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda by surrounding 729 inscribed marble slabs, known as “the world’s largest book”, Shwenandaw "Golden Palace Monastery" to observe finest Myanmar wooden architecture, and visit Atumashi Monastery. Sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Mandalay, a 3-star hotelDay 8: MANDALAY-KALAW (BY PRIVATE AIR-CONDITIONED CAR) (B/-/-) Stop At: Mandalay Hill, Mandalay, Mandalay RegionAfter breakfast, drive by road to Kalaw. Kalaw is a former colonial British hill station on the western edge of the Shan Plateau in Myanmar and it is cool during the day and cold at night. There are many hiking trails amid gnarled pines and bamboo groves. Palaung Tribe Village is also famous for trekking and a narrow valley where the Palaung cultivate cheroot, tea, damsons and mangoes on the hill. At evening, transfer to hotel and overnight in Kalaw.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: overnight in Kalaw, 3-star hotelDay 9: KALAW-PINDAYA-INLE LAKE (BY CAR & BOAT) (B/-/-) Stop At: Pindaya Caves, Pindaya, Shan StateAfter breakfast, drive to the hills and across the Shan Plateau to visit Pindaya Cave, is the natural limestone cave and Shwe U Min Paya which is full of Buddha images of about 8000. Continue the picturesque Boutaloke Lake and visit local handicraft workshop in which making traditional Shan Paper and Umbrella. Late afternoon, take a fresh breath and photo stop for beautiful big banyan trees at the base of the Pindaya Hill. Transfer to Nyaung Shwe jetty to take boat transfer to hotel and overnight in Inle Lake.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Inle Lake, a 3-star hotelDay 10: INLE LAKE (BY BOAT) (B/-/-)Stop At: Inle Lake, Nyaungshwe, Shan StateAfter breakfast, morning visit one of the 5 Days rotation market (only on market day) and sightseeing for magical Inle Lake, which is located 1328 meters above sea level and 22 km long and 11 km wide. Highlights include the fisherman rowing in the one-legged style characteristic of Inle Lake boatmen and the gardens of grass and earth floating on the surface of this shallow lake used for growing vegetables. Besides the enjoyment of the scenery we can also visit the holiest religious site Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Silk Weaving Village of Inphawkhon, Burmese Cats House, Cheroot making and other cottage industries. Then, visit to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, a beautiful old teak wood building before transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a 3-star hotelDay 11: HEHO-YANGON (BY FLIGHT-1030:1140 HRS)-DEPARTURE (B/-/-) Stop At: Yangon Yangon, Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon RegionBreakfast at hotel, drive to Heho airport for domestic flight back to Yangon. Arrival at Yangon, connect to Yangon international airport for your departure flight.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.