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  • Burma Photograpy

    Code: MFT01 - Duration: 10 Days
    Start: Yangon | Finish: Yangon
  • As one of the most mysterious and undiscovered destinations in the world, Myanmar offers all the traditional delights of Asia. Burma Photography gives you a unique insight into an inspiring destination from a photographer’s perspective. You will be taken to compelling and enchanting sights such as: Yangon’s atmospheric colonial architecture, Bagan’s extraordinary collection of thousands of Buddhist temples, the one-leg rowing and floating markets of the Intha people in Inle Lake, etc. Let join with us on this tour to discover the people and their land and take home some spectacular images as well as warm memories.

    Highlights:

    • Discover the bustling former capital Yangon with its magnificent and holy pagodas, incredible giant BuddhasBurma Photograpy 10 days
    • Explore the sacred and ancient land Bagan with over 3000 temples and monasteries
    • Admire Mingun Bell which is supposed to be the largest in the world
    • Take a leisurely walk along the world longest teakwood bridge of U Bein
    • Cruise on the tranquil Inle Lake and experience the unique lifestyle of local floating farmers
    • Charming hotels in great locations
    • Comfortable & spacious vehicle for transfers

    Itinerary in brief:

    Day 1: Yangon Arrival (-/-/-)
    Day 2: Yangon - Flight to Bagan (B/-/-)
    Day 3: Bagan Sightseeing (B/-/-)
    Day 4: Bagan - Flight to Mandalay (B/-/-)
    Day 5: Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay (B/-/-)
    Day 6: Mandalay - Amarapura - Sagaing - Ava (B/-/-)
    Day 7: Mandalay - Heho - Pindaya - Kalaw (B/-/-)
    Day 8: Kalaw - Inle Sightseeing (B/-/-)
    Day 9: Inle - Heho - Flight to Yangon (B/-/-)
    Day 10: Yangon - Departure (B/-/-)

    • Ability to change the direction of the program
    • Possibility of an extension in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia or Vietnam 

    Notes:

    - Tonkin-Travel.com specializes in “tailor-made” tours for groups of two or more. We carefully inspect each step of your journey from the accommodation to the perfect guide to suit your needs
    - The itinerary is open to modification to fit your personal travel needs
    - Modifications to the itinerary may increase the price of the package
    - For the price of this trip, just ask for a quote by clicking on "TOUR PRICE"

    - If you are looking for a trip modified to your requirements, please send us your needs by filling out the form in “Customize your trip
    - We will contact and send you a quote, excluding holiday period, within 48 hours of receiving your request (excluding holiday periods). 

  • Day 1: Yangon Arrival (-/-/-)

    Yangon - Airport: 14km, ~15min drive

    yangonUpon arrival at Yangon airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel by our guide and driver. After making sure of your successful hotel check-in, they will be pleased to leave you free time for your own lunch and leisure to recover after the long flight.

    After the break, we visit 210 feet long Chauk Htet Kyi Reclining Buddha image from 1905. We'll also visit the monasteries around the Buddha image. Evening visit Sin Oo Dan Jetty by the river and sunset from there. Back to the hotel and overnight at hotel.

    Meals Included: None
    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

    Day 2: Yangon - Flight to Bagan (B/-/-)

    Yangon - Bagan: 630km, ~1h46min flight

    baganEarly morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Bagan. Arrival Bagan, you will be met and transferred to visit Sulamani temple and photograph monks in the temple. Check in hotel and prepare for the sightseeing. Sightseeing in Bagan includes: Ananda Temple from AD 1090, Ananda Oykkyaung from AD 1137, U Pali Thein from mid- 13 Century.

    After lunch on your own cost, we visit family lacquarware workshops. We'll also visit Soe Mingyikyaung and pagoda. We'll visit Manuha Temple from AD 1059 and Nanpaya Temple, Myingabar Gubyaukgyi temple with the murals restored by UNESCO, Myazedi Pagoda with the earliest Myanmar writings from AD 1113. Sunset at Shwesandaw Pagoda from AD 1057.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

    Day 3: Bagan Sightseeing (B/-/-)

    bagan 2Early morning after breakfast at hotel, we enjoy sightseeing tour in Bagan: Shinpintharlyaung reclining Buddha to photograph the monks praying to the reclining Buddha. After the break, we visit to Minanthu village and photograph the horse-carts and the temples. Sunset shooting around Tayoepyay temple.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

    Day 4: Bagan - Flight to Mandalay (B/-/-)

    Bagan - Mandalay: 293km, 25min flight

    amarapuraAfter breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. Arrival at Mandalay airport, you will be met and transferred to city center. On the road to Mandalay, we'll visit Palaik with over 300 stupas from 11 – 15 century. We'll visit Palaik weaving factories and a monastic school. Proceed to Mandalay. Check in at hotel.

    Afternoon sightseeing: gold leaf making house, Mahamuni Temple and stone carving street. Drive to Amarapura and visit silk weaving factories. Proceed to Taung Thaman Lake with famous teak bridge, U Bein. Sunset by the bridge. Back to Mandalay overnight in Mandalay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

    Day 5: Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay (B/-/-)

    mingunMorning after breakfast, we travel to Shwe Kyatyat jetty to take a boat trip on the Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun, 11 km upriver from Mandalay. Visit Mingun Bell, weighing 90 tons and being one of the world's largest bells. After that we visit to village and observe their living life. Then drive back to Mandalay.

    We then visit Mahamuni Paya. Continue visiting of traditional handicraft workshops such as, marble carving, gold leaves beating, Kuthodaw Pagoda, which houses 729 marble slabs sculptured the teaching of Buddha, Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Monastery, which is the masterpiece of wood carving, etc. Finally enjoy the sunset on top of Mandalay Hill where we can admire the beauty of Mandalay City. Come back to hotel and leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

    Day 6: Mandalay - Amarapura – Sagaing – Ava (B/-/-)

    mandalayMorning after having breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to visit Mahamuni Paya. After that visit Handicraft workshop. Silk waving workshop.

    In afternoon, we visit to U Bein Bridge, which the shallow Taungthman Lake is crossed by a long and rickety teak bridge, curved to withstand the wind and waves. During the dry season, the bridge crosses mostly dry land. After that drive to Sagaing, cross the Inwa Bridge, you see 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 meditation. Visit to Sagaing Hill, Padamyazedi, U min Thonze or thirty caves pagoda has many Buddha images in a crescent shaped colonnade. Mural paintings can be seen in the Tilawkaguru cave temple, which was built around 1672. Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda nearby was constructed in 1312. The view of Sagaing from Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin and its approach is marvelous. After proceed to Ava, across the Myit Nge River and ride the horse-cart, visit Mahaaungmyebonzan Bagaya Kyaung, and Ava Bridge. Then drive back to Mandalay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

    Day 7: Mandalay - Flight to Heho – Pindaya – Kalaw (B/-/-)

    Mandalay - Heho: 223km, 30min flight

    pindayaMorning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Mandalay airport for flight to Heho. Upon arrival Heho, drive to Pindaya to visit Pindaya Caves. Then proceed to Shwe U Min Paya. This is a cluster of low stupas just below the ridge near the Pindaya Caves. On the way, we can do sightseeing to Tea plantation, seasonal fruit plantation. Driving will take one hour and a half (50km). Visit Myin Ma Hiti Cave and Nee Paya at Kalaw (Bamboo Strip lacquer Buddha Image) after that visit Kalaw Shwe U Min Pagoda. Checking in at hotel in Kalaw. This was a popular hill station in the British days and it is still a peaceful and quiet place. At an altitude of 1320 m it is also pleasantly cool in every season.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

    Day 8: Kalaw - Inle Sightseeing (B/-/-)

    inle sightseeingAfter breakfast, we check-out hotel and drive from Kalaw to Nyaung Shwe Jetty, transfer to Inle Lake by boat and check in Hotel. After taking a rest, we start boat excursion on the Inle Lake. Visit to Indein pagodas in ruins covered by trees and bushes which are supposed to be old about 500 years, floating gardens, Floating villages, Lotus-petal robe weaving looms, Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda-the most venerable pagoda on the lake, which houses 05 images of Buddha completely gilded, In Paw Khone village to observe the silk weaving, jumping cats monastery, etc.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

    Day 9: Inle Lake - Heho - Flight to Yangon (B/-/-)

    Heho - Yangon: 700km, 1h20min flight

    yangonEarly morning after breakfast, we embark a boat ride to Nyaungshwe. Drive to Heho and flight back to Yangon. Shopping in Yangon. Evening visit to hotel and the downtown. Special visit to Shwedagon pagoda for the second time. Sunset from there.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

    Day 10: Yangon - Departure (B/-/-)

    After breakfast at hotel, time is free until our driver meet and transfer you to airport for your flight to next destination. End of our services./.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Prices

    This trip is private and therefore can be altered to suit your needs, date of commencement and budget requirements.

    Prices vary due to a number of specifics:

    • Seasonal: during high season (October-April), the prices of services are generally higher when compared to the low season (May-September).
    • The number of participants: the more of you that travel together the less you will pay!
    • The choice of hotels: Fairly obvious one here; a 5-star hotel can cost ten times as much as a 2 star hotel.
    • The activities during the trip: Two trips on the same itinerary and of the same length can have two different prices depending on the number and nature of activities included.
    • The booking date: In some cases, booking your trip late can drastically affect prices due to their low availability.

    Inclusion:

    • Accommodation as recommended or similar category according to availability.
    • Transfers according to program by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver except free day
    • English-speaking guide’s assistance at every stage
    • Meals as indicated in program (B: Breakfast /L: Lunch / D: Dinner)
    • Entrance fees for attractions included in the program
    • Private local boat trip on Inle Lake
    • Boat fee for Mingun Trip
    • Pony cart riding in Bagan & Ava
    • Flights: Yangon-Bagan; Bagan-Mandalay; Mandalay-Heho; Heho-Yangon
    • Domestic airport tax
    • Water and cool tissues

    Exclusion:

    • Other drinks and meals not clearly mentioned
    • Early check-in, late check-out
    • Personal expenditures such as camera fees, tips, laundry service, etc.
    • Personal insurance (compulsory)
    • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
    • International air fare to/from Yangon
    • Visa and visa arrangement
    • Departure tax of US$10/person
    • Compulsory dinner for Christmas & New Year

    Booking

    Here are 2 steps to book your trip with Tonkin-Travel:

    Step 1. Focus on your travel program:

    You can choose this trip as is or customize it to your specific desires. Just click on the “Customize this trip” tab and fill in the form. One of our travel consultants will contact you within 48 hours to develop the travel program based on your specifications.

    Step 2. Booking:

    • Following the first step, tour program is selected and we access the rates.
    • Upon confirmation of the trip, the registration must be accompanied by a deposit up to 25% of the total estimate.
    • For programs with private junk (cruise) and/or 5 star hotels, the deposit is represented by 30% of the total estimate.
    • Tonkin-Travel carries out the booking process upon receipt of the deposit. Confirmation of these reservations is sent to customer within 10 days via email

    Nature of travel

    This trip is private. That implies:

    • You will be escorted by a private guide and driver. This approach guarantees a smooth trip with fewer organizational constraints.
    • You will be the master of your trip. We guarantee flexibility in organizing visits at your request.
    • Our services will be personalized according to your desires. Thus the proposals in this package are not fixed and you can bring suggest all the desired changes.
    • You receive individualized care: ample food, organizing small events (anniversary, honeymoon, etc.), targeted information, followed necessary modifications, etc.

    Accommodation

    • Accommodation is an important expenditure of your trip. When you choose a luxury trip for example, the accommodation can represent three quarters of the price. Thus, your choice of hotels is closely related to your budget.
    • Tonkin-Travel has negotiated rates with a wide range of hotels from 2 to 5 stars.
    • In some places you will have the option to choose ‘home-stay’. Although this provides less comfort that a hotel it is a truly authentic experience and highly recommended for at least one night of your journey.

    Transport

    All transfers during your trip are covered by private vehicle with driver, unless otherwise indicated in our offer. We ensure that our vehicles are new and comfortable. Fuel, tolls, accommodation, compensation and the driver are included in our offer. Only gratuities are not included and are at your discretion.

    The size of the selected vehicle is based on the number of tour participants according to the following quality standards:

    No. of participants

    2 pax

    3 pax

    From 4 to 7 pax

    From 8 to 14 pax

    From 15 to 20 pax

    Vehicle size

    Car 4-7 seats

    Car 7 or minivan 
    16 seats

    Minivan 16 seats

    Bus 24 seats

    Bus 35 or 45 seats

    Domestic flights

    If your trip includes domestic flights if any, they will be operated by Vietnam Airlines, the largest airline in Vietnam. The fleet consists mainly of Airbus and Boeing. On some short trips, the company operates 72 ATR and some Fokker.

    Rail transport

    Train travel can be offered (particularly between Hanoi-Lao Cai and Hanoi-Hue). Travelling at a speed of 60km/h on average it is not necessarily the fastest but an interesting experience nonetheless.

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