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Travel Outline Wednesday and Saturday Departure Only

Day 01    Phnom Penh Departure and Yangon Arrival

Day 02    Fly to Mandalay and full-day sightseeing

Day 03    Visit Amarapura and Sagaing

Day 04    Full-day sightseeing in Maymyo
Day 05    Full-day cruise trip to Bagan

Day 06    Full-day sightseeing in Bagan
 
Day 07    Fly back to Yangon and full-day sightseeing

Day 08    Yangon Departure and Phnom Penh Arrival






DAY 01    PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE AND YANGON ARRIVAL
From a meeting point, we will be transferred to Phnom Penh International Airport and take a flight to Yangon. (ETD/ETA: 1350/1515) The flying hours will take about 0120hours. Upon arrival in Yangon, our guide will welcome and transfer to our hotel. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, which is the colonial and spiritual heritage makes the city, one of the most fascinating and authentic capitals of Southeast Asia. After fresh up at the hotel, we will visit Chauk Htut Gyi Pagoda (70 m long reclining Buddha). Continue to one of the most wonder of the world famous Shwedagon Pagoda, where we could find religious, cultural and social life of local people. Enjoy the wonderful view over the Singuttra Hill during the sun setting. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Yangon. (D)

DAY 02    YANGON-MANDALAY
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer airport for your domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival to Mandalay, transfer to your hotel. Our visit will begin with Mahamuni Pagoda and Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the title ‘World’s Biggest Book’ Shwe Kyaung Monastery, the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace which is known for its exquisite woodcarving. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then, we will go ahead to the foot of Mandalay Hill where we will have a panoramic view of the ancient capital during the sun setting. Return to our hotel. In the late evening, explore the Night market with many local food stalls and China made items being sold. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Mandalay. (B, L, D)

DAY 03    MANDALAY-AMARAPURA-SAGAING-AMARAPURA-MANDALAY

After breakfast at the hotel, depart to visit Amarapura (former capital) with Mahaghandayone Monastery, where thousands of monks are taking their meals. Then cross a bridge over the Irrawaddy River to Sagaing. Visit include a pagoda covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious center of Myanmar.  It is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers and you will visit pagodas such as Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin, U Min Thone Sae, and Shin Pin Nan Gyaing. Lunch at a local restaurant. We’ll also visit Sagaing’s local market, a typical Burmese market that few tourists visit. Here you will find a range of items for sale including locally made pottery, silver and other handicrafts. We will also stop at a small pottery village to see the process of making the ubiquitous water pots found throughout Myanmar. Return toward the city and stop at Amarapura, a former capital whose name means ‘City of Immortality’. First visit a silk weaving workshop which produces exquisite handmade products. U Bein Bridge which is 200 year-old teak bridge was constructed of 984 teak posts that were once part of the deserted Inwa Palace and it is 1.2 kilometres in length making it the world’s longest teak span. You can also enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Mandalay.

DAY 04    MANDALAY-MAYMYO (PYINOOLWIN)-MANDALAY

After breakfast, we will depart for Mandalay with a scenic drive to the hill station town, Maymyo (now Pyin Oo Lwin) filled with its lovely lake, waterfalls, Botanical garden and British colonial buildings. On the way, we will make a stop at 21-mile view point where we will have a magnificent view over the town and on arrival in Maymyo, our visit will start with Peik Chin Myaung caves near the village of Wetwun, a natural limestone cave features some dramatic cascades of stalactites and stalagmites. Then, we visit Pwe Kauk Waterfalls, Chinese Temple and Maha Ant Htu Kan Tha Pagoda. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit National Kandawgyi Gardens, a 176-hectare botanic garden founded in 1915 by the English botanist Alex Rodgers. It features more than 480 species of flowers, shrubs and trees, including the ginkgo tree and a living fossil. On the way back to Mandalay, we will make a stop at local market. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Mandalay. (B, L, D)

DAY 05    MANDALAY-BAGAN with SHWEKEINNERY or MALIKHA SPEED BOAT
After breakfast, we will be transferred to the Gaw Wein jetty for our next destination to Bagan with a local ferry speed boat. (ETD/ETA: 0800/1600) Our boat will down-stream on Irrawaddy River (the Burmese life blood River) and we will enjoy the relaxing day with the landscape passing by and observing the people’s life along the river. Lunch will be served on board. On arrival in Bagan, we will be transferred to our hotel and enjoy the Temple scenery along the way to our hotel. After refreshment, we will dine out. Dinner at a local restaurant with marionette show. Overnight in Bagan. (B, L, D)

Remark: In general, the operation of speed boat may only be confirmed a week ahead before our arrival. If there is no boat operated on the day we travel, we have to fly/drive to Bagan, so an additional charge might be occurred.

DAY 06    BAGAN FULL-DAY TOUR

After early breakfast at the hotel (or take away breakfast), we will be transferred to Yangon airport for our early morning flight to Bagan which used to be a royal capital from 11th to 13th century. On arrival in Bagan, our visit will begin with the colorful market of Nyaung U where a variety of street vendors are selling their local goods and we can see several local people from the surrounding regions trading and bartering their local products such as vegetables, beans and other household utensils etc. Continue visit to Tayoke Pyay Temple site from the late 13 th Century era pagodas. Start to get the exposure of Bagan plain from the top of Tayoke Pyay Temple and enjoy the panoramic view there. Visit of the site will include Payathone Zu pagoda (superb mural painting), Nandamanya temple (artistic and protected mural painting), Laymyetnar Temple and Dhamarazika Stupa. Continue our visit to Phwar Saw Village, enjoy strolling around in the village and observe local life there. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit one local workshop to observe the handmade lacquer ware and wooden handicrafts. Then continue Manuha Temple, built in Mon style, Nanbayar Temple with a unique sand stone monument and Myinkaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, a Temple known for its mural paintings. We will have a magnificent view over the plain of Temples from one of the open terraces during the sun setting. Dinner at a local restaurant with cultural show. Overnight in Bagan. (B, L, D)

DAY 07    BAGAN-YANGON

After breakfast, we will be transferred to the airport for our flight back to Yangon. On arrival in Yangon, we will visit Kaba Aye Paya (literally means ‘World Peace’) built for 1954-1956 Sixth Buddhist Synod and then visit Maha Pasana Guha ‘Great Cave’ built close to the Kaba Aye Paya and measuring 456ft by 371ft. Continue our visit to the Gem Museum which consists of 82 stores in the three-storey building and sells high quality gem products such as rubies, sapphires, pearls, jades and so forth (Closed on every Monday). Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will drive to the bustling downtown filled with colonial buildings and make a stop at the hexagonal shape Sule Pagoda where we will also find the city hall and the independent monument. Go ahead to Bogyoke Market (former Scott Market) (Closed on every Monday and Public Holidays) with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores. Then, we will enjoy a short walk along the road of Chinatown where both sides of the pavement along the city road are filled with the street vendors who are selling many kinds of local food and some household accessories. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Yangon. (B, L, D)

DAY 08    YANGON DEPARTURE AND PHNOM PENH ARRIVAL

After breakfast, we will be transferred to the Mingalardon International airport for our flight back to our home country, Phnom Penh. (ETD/ETA: 0850/1250 via Siem Reap) (B)

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Hotels in Myanmar:

Panorama Hotel, Yangon                                 Superior             www.panoramahotelygn.com
Ayeyarwaddy River View Hotel, Mandalay      Deluxe                www.ayarwaddyriverviewhotel.com
Arthawka Hotel, Bagan                                      Deluxe                -

Booking Status            Available Upon Request

INCLUDED:
  • Accommodation (twin shared room) with daily breakfast at the hotel
  • English speaking local “Throughout” tour guide (Yangon to Yangon) including all miscellaneous cost for the guide
  • Entrance fees and camera fees when guide is present.
  • Transport (domestic flights as advised / car-, boat-, local train- and cart transport as mentioned in the tour program / all airport- and jetty transfers as mentioned.)
  • Luggage handling included while tour guide is present.
  • Bottled drinking water and refreshing towels in normal quantities
  • Passengers service charges at domestic airport
  • 10% Cambodia Government Value Added Tax (VAT)