CLASSIC BURMA

Yangon, Bagan & Mandalay

Overview

TOUR CODE: CLBURMA

A brief journey to introduce you to the highlights of Myanmar (Burma), our tour starts in Yangon, the country’s capital full of exotic charms and gleaming pagodas.  You will see hundreds of ancient temples in Bagan’s verdant plains and meet friendly Burmese people at a local village. Continue to Mandalay, the last royal capital of Burma located on the north of Yangon on the east bank of the Irrawady River.

What’s Included

  • Myanmar economy class domestic flights from Yangon to Bagan, Bagan to Mandalay and Mandalay to Yangon on local airlines
  •  2 nights in a Deluxe Room at Lotte Hotel or similar in Yangon
  • 2 nights in a Deluxe Room at Tharabar Gate Hotel or similar in Bagan
  • 1 night in a Superior Room at Mandalay Hill Resort or similar in Mandalay
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transfers, sightseeing tours and activities as specified in itinerary
  • Hotel tax and service charge

Itinerary

DAY 01

ARRIVE YANGON Upon arrival in Yangon, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. Yangon is a city where contemporary and colonial Myanmar (19th and 20th centuries) continues to coexist decades after British departure. In the evening, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda. This architectural masterpiece is a golden fantasy of gilded stupas, serene Buddhas and mythical beasts said to be 2500 years old. According to legend, eight hairs of the last Buddha are enshrined within. The exterior of the stupa is plated with 8,688 solid gold slabs and the tip of the stupa is set with 5,448 diamonds and 2,317 rubies, sapphires and topaz. A huge emerald sits in the middle to catch the first and last rays of the sun.

DAY 02

YANGON/BAGAN (B) After breakfast, transfer to the airport for an early flight to Bagan. A dramatic city and named as an Archaeological Zone because of its beauty and iconic temples. Visit the colorful Nyaung Oo Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Wetkyi-in Gubyaukky, a cave temple with exquisite jatakas mural paintings, the elegant Htilominlo Temple and the Tharaba Gate. In the afternoon, tour the Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece of early-style temple; the Ananda Okkyaung, one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period; Thatbyinnyu Temple, the highest in Bagan and Dhammayangyi Temple to enjoy a fantastic sunset view.

DAY 03

BAGAN (B) After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Myinkaba village and observe the process of creating traditional lacquer ware, one of the best-known Myanmar handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan. Visit Myinkaba Gubyaukkyi, an early period Pyu-style temple of Hindu influence. Next, stop at the Manuha and Nanpaya temples. In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion to the countryside village of Minnanthu. Visit to some of the interesting temples if time permits, such as Payathonzu, Lemyethnar, Sinbyushin, Nandaminnya and Minnanthu monastery. Enjoy sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River at Bupaya.

DAY 04

BAGAN/MANDALAY (B) We shall take an early morning flight to Mandalay, rising above a vast moat and once an extensive royal city. On our arrival, visit the Maha Gandayone Monastery, home to more than 1000 monks in Amarapura and the Mahamuni Pagoda. The afternoon sightseeing includes the Shwenandaw Monastery and the Kuthodaw Pagoda with its 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures, known as the world’s biggest book. Enjoy the sunset by the U Bein Bridge or on the Mandalay Hill with a panoramic view of the city. During your stay in Mandalay, visit the local artisans’ workshops specializing in bronze casting, gold leaf, wood and marble carving.

DAY 05

MANDALAY/YANGON (B) In the morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Yangon. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Our afternoon excursion will bring you to Bogyok Aung San (Scott) Market, the city’s busiest and most lively bazaar. Afterwards visit the Botataung Pagoda, Chinatown and the fruit market.

DAY 06

YANGON DEPARTURE (B) Take a morning excursion and visit to Chaukhtatkyi Reclining Buddha and Karaweik Royal Barge (a floating barge on the Kandawgyi Royal Lake). Afterwards, transfer to Yangon Airport for your departure flight.

Meals: B= Breakfast   L= Lunch D= Dinner

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Pricing

Per person, based on double occupancy

    2019Land OnlySingle Supplement
    Mar 01 - Oct 25$1,499$900
    Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability. This is a land only package without International airfare. Tour prices include hotel taxes and service charges. (VT-VM01-LO/021619/C10)

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