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  • Myanmar in Depth

    Code: MCT06 - Duration: 15 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. This 15-day tour is designed for those who wish to experience a comprehensive picture of this diverse country. From the city Yangon and Golden Rock tour to the sightseeing enjoyment over the religious sites of both Bagan and Mandalay, you witness the famous pagodas and temples. A short excursion to Inle Lake, known for its floating gardens, leg rowers and colorful markets before round off your trip with the beautiful paradise Ngapali beach. Crystal clear water, white sand and delicious sea food will refresh you and conclude for your amazing trip.

    Highlights:

    • Take a scenic drive from Yangon to enjoy a visit to the unique wonder of Golden Rock perched on the edge of a cliff
    • Admire the architecture marvels of Bagan and Mandalay
    • Cruise on the tranquil Inle Lake and experience the unique lifestyle of local floating farmers
    • Bargaining for your souvenir at Indein Market 
    • Relaxing on tropical paradise Ngapali beach with pristine sand, clear blue waters and groves of picturesque coconut palms
    • Discover the bustling former capital Yangon with its magnificent and holy pagodas, incredible giant Buddhas
    • Explore the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda, towering over the city of Yangon
    • Charming hotels in great locations
    • Comfortable & spacious vehicle for transfers

    Itinerary in brief:Myanmar in Depth 15 days

    Day 1: Yangon Arrival (-/-/-)
    Day 2: Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) (B/L/-)
    Day 3: Golden Rock - Bago - Yangon (B/-/-)
    Day 4: Yangon - Flight to Bagan  (B/-/-)
    Day 5: Bagan - Mt.Popa (B/-/-)
    Day 6: Bagan - Mandalay (B/-/-)
    Day 7: Mandalay - Mingun - Amarapura - Mandalay (B/-/-)
    Day 8: Mandalay - Flight to Heho - Pindaya (B/-/-)
    Day 9: Pindaya - Inle Lake (B/-/-)
    Day 10: Indein Sightseeing (B/-/-)
    Day 11: Inle Lake - Heho - Thandwe - Ngapali Beach (B/-/-)
    Day 12: Ngapali Beach - Free (B/-/-)
    Day 13: Ngapali Beach - Free (B/-/-)
    Day 14: Ngapali - Thandwe - Flight to Yangon (B/-/-)
    Day 15: Yangon - Departure (B/-/-)

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

    Notes:

    - We specialize 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. 

  • 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. The rest of the day is free for your personal discovery of this vibrant city.

    Meals Included: None
    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

    Day 2: Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) (B/-/-)

    Yangon - Bago: 77km, ~1h10min drive

    bagoMorning after breakfast, we depart for Golden Rock. En route visit a tree shrine dedicated to legendary animist spirits known as ‘nats’. Then visit the impressive and moving Allied War Graves cemetery near Htauk Kyant, the last resting place of over 6300 Allied soldiers and home to a memorial to 27,000 more. A stop is made in the handicraft village that produces woven bamboo wares.  Continue to Kin Pun (110 km, ~3h30min drive) where you start in the trucks and on foot for Kyaiktiyo (the Golden Rock). On arrival, watch the beauty of a sunset at this important pilgrimage site.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel near Kyaikhtiyo

    Day 3: Golden Rock - Bago - Yangon (B/-/-)

    yangonMorning after breakfast at hotel, we walk 4km downhill where we continue in an open truck to Kin Pun, and rejoin your car and driver.  Drive to Bago. Here we visit the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which is over a thousand years old, and whose tip is even taller than that of Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda. Continue to the 55-metre-long reclining Shwe Thalyaung Buddha image, one of the country's most revered objects. Visit the Maha Kalayani Sima (ordination hall) and Mahazedi (Great Stupa), offering panoramic views. Lastly, continue to Yangon, with a brief stop at Kyaik Pun Pagoda, famous for its four giant Buddha figures. Upon arrival in Yangon, check-in hotel for overnight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

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

    Yangon - Bagan: 630km, 1h46min flight

    baganThis morning after breakfast, we head for the airport to get the early morning flight to Bagan. Check into the hotel and depart for a sightseeing excursion around the Bagan Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. A comprehensive exploration of Bagan includes NyaungOo market; Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; KyansitthaUmin; Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite mural painting of 13th century and Htilominlo Temple.

    In the afternoon, after a visit to lacquer ware workshops, we continue to Manuha Temple built by exile King Manuha; Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha; Ananda Temple, architectural masterpiece and Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi-color mural paintings. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of the temple of Bagan.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

    Day 5: Bagan - Mt.Popa (B/-/-)

    popaAfter breakfast at hotel, we drive to Mount Popa – 48 km from Bagan. Mount Popa has been a significant part of Myanmar’s culture, religion and history since the earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to worship the 37 Nats, an old Burmese animist spirit. As you climb the stairs to the top with your local guide, you will gain very interesting knowledge about nats and nat worship.  From the top of the peak you can have an amazing view over the Myingyan Plain (note that the climb is optional).

    After lunch, we return drive back to Bagan. On the way back, en route stop at village cottage industry to learn the regional product as well as to watch the collection of juice from the palm trees, and its conversion to brown sugar. Do not miss out the chance to try the palm juice.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

    Day 6: Bagan - Flight to Mandalay (B/-/-)

    Bagan - Mandalay: 293km, 25min flight

    mandalayAfter having breakfast, you will be met and transferred to airport for flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, we take a sightseeing tour of Mandalay. Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar and that make her to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start your exploration with a visit to gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way.

    In the afternoon, we continue to Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s biggest book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda; a large Buddha image carved out of single block of marble. And enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

    Day 7: Mandalay - Mingun - Amarapura – Mandalay (B/-/-)

    mingunAfter breakfast, we transfer to the jetty for a boat excursion across the Ayeywarwaddy River to visit Mingun- site of the world's largest intact bronze bell, 3.7 meters high and weighting 87 tons and the Mingun Bell, the second largest bell in the world are the most prominent religious heritages. Followed to visit the Myatheintan Pagoda, the best representation of the Universe, will refresh your tiredness and fatigue. Return to Mandalay.

    In the afternoon, we drive to ancient capital of Amarapura, the city of Immortality for a visit to Bagaya Monastery with a famous collection of Buddha images; weaving industries and visit Mahagandayone monastery, the largest teaching monastery in Myanmar where you can learn about the monastic life of the monks. The evening, enjoy a walk through 200 years old U Being Wooden Bridge and fantastic sunset over the bridge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

    Day 8: Mandalay - Flight to Heho – Pindaya (B/-/-)

    Mandalay - Heho: 223km, 30min flight

    pindaya  cavesMorning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Mandalay Airport for your flight to Heho. Upon arrival at Heho, we drive about 2 hours to the small quite town of Pindaya and enjoy the great scenic beauty of the countryside along the road to Pindaya. Visit Pindaya Lake and Pindaya Caves: these caves are ensconced in a limestone ridge overlooking the lake. Inside the cave, there are more than 8000 Buddha Images-made from alabaster, teak, marble, brick, lacquer and cement and are arrange in such a way as to from a labyrinth throughout the various cave chambers. Then proceed to Shwe U Min Paya and pay a visit tobamboo- umbrella domestic workshop.

    Meals Included: Breakfast                       
    Accommodation: Hotel in Pindaya

    Day 9: Pindaya - Inle Lake (B/-/-)

    inle lakeToday, we transfer to Nyaungshwe and board a private motorboat heading to Inle Lake. Along the way we will pass through some floating villages which are inhabited by the local Intha people. Here is also famous for its unique leg-rowers and the beauty scenery. You will also visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery (Jumping cats), which houses loads of early Shan Buddha Images.

    We continue to Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda – the lake’s main haven and contains five sacred images of Buddha decorated in gold leaf. There are also many traditional crafts in Inle Lake, you might wish to stop for a visit to boat builders (depending on the time of year), silversmith workshops, traditional weaving industry, blacksmith and cigar making factory. The day will come to a close with a return trip by boat back to your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast              
    Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

    Day 10: Indein Sightseeing (B/-/-)

    inle lakeMorning after breakfast, we pay a visit to the lake market in a 5 day schedule. The lake’s inhabitants as well as the surrounding natives come here to sell and trade their goods. Then you will take an hour boat ride down a small canal to Indein, located on the western shores of Inle Lake and populated by Padaung ethnic (called female giraffes). 

    Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the village before ascending a rural road to the top of a hill. From the peak, you will be rewarded with alluring views of the placid surroundings. The Indein Pagoda complex is undoubtedly one of the most amazing sites around the shore of the lake and it consists of hundreds of small stupas which are overrun by moss and greenery. On your boat ride back, if time permits, you'll stop at the Inthar Heritage House to learn more about the history and culture of the lake's indigenous people.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

    Day 11: Inle Lake - Heho - Flight to Thandwe – Ngapali Beach (B/-/-)

    Heho - Thandwe: 364km, 1h flight

    ThandweMorning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Thandwe. Upon arrival, you will be met at Thandwe Airport and transferred to hotel at Ngapali Beach. Check in to your hotel and enjoy your beach break and relaxing on the beach all day.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel at Ngapali Beach

    Day 12: Ngapali Beach - Free (B/-/-)

    ngapali beachBreakfast at hotel and free and leisure day on the beach. Enjoy the local life and fishing market, fishermen villages along the beach.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel at Ngapali Beach

    Day 13: Ngapali Beach - Free (B/-/-)

    Breakfast at hotel and free and leisure day on the beach. Enjoy the local life and fishing market, fishermen villages along the beach.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel at Ngapali Beach

    Day 14: Ngapali Beach - Thandwe – Flight to Yangon (B/-/-)

    Thandwe - Yangon: 260km, 48min flight

    After breakfast at hotel, you are free to njoy a few hour at the beach before being transferred to the airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, our guide and driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

    In the afternoon, we visit Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see a huge reclining Buddha image. Scott Market. Stop alongside Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake to take photographs over the lake towards Shwedagon. Enjoy the sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, famous worldwide - its golden stupa is the 'heart' of Buddhist Myanmar. The pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa is surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. It is always full of people praying and making offerings, and is a fascinating place to spend time watching the world goes by.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

    Day 15: 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
    • Flights: Yangon – Bagan; Bagan – Mandalay; Mandalay – Heho; Heho – Thandwe; Thandwe – Yangon
    • Private local boat trip in Inle Lake, Mingun
    • Water and cool tissues
    • Government taxes & service charge

    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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