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Myanmar Showcase

Duration
7 Days
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US$ 2,175

Stunning beauty, mystical ambience and peace loving people are the essence of Myanmar. The gleaming temples in Yangon alone are outstanding but Bagan and Mandalay totally complete the experience.


Myanmar, formerly Burma, is now more politically relaxed. The charms of both the country and the people are enormous. Myanmar is one destination where the local inhabitants make a difference. Not only are they friendly and charming but also considerate and engaging. Just observe the smiles.  The country itself is immersed in the Buddhist religion which permeates everyday life.

The largest city, Yangon can be either viewed as a decaying city or can be a glimpse into a bygone era when colonial rule influenced everything. Everywhere, you will see wandering monks dressed in burgundy robes.

After visiting the downtown area to experience the interesting colonial architecture, head to the famous site of the 2000 year old Sule Pagoda located in the busiest part of Yangon followed by the imposing Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha, 9 stories high.

At sunset, visit the most outstanding landmark in Yangon, the Shwedagon Pagoda.  A pagoda is not an apt description; it is more a small city containing many pavillions and shrines, most decked in gold leaf. It sits on top of a hill and its jungle of spires can be seen everywhere.

Fly to Mandalay and immediately travel to Amarapura, an ancient capital. Here visit the Mahagandayon Monastery with its many burgundy clad monks.  

Myanmar’s second largest city and former capital, Mandalay contains half of the country’s monks. The city is dominated by Mandalay Hill. One is rewarded by a visit not only for the view but also by all the interesting pagodas and temples. Here visit a silk weaving factory, the sacred Mahamuni Pagoda and the Golden Palace Monastery. A highlight will be a drive to the top of Mandalay Hill at sunset.

Bagan has to be seen to be believed with the world’s largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas and temples some dating back to the 11th Century. Everywhere you look is a spire-fringed skyline. Enjoy a ride through the temples in a horse drawn cart to see the sunrise at the YwaHaunggyiTemple later visit the gold leafed circular Shwezigon Pagoda and some of the other important temples and pagodas.

There is time for shopping in the local markets for lacquerware and handicrafts.

Later, enjoy the spectacle of sunset at the Mingalazedu Pagoda.


 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,175

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Day 1

Arrive Yangon

Upon arrival into Yangon, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Chatrium Hotel Yangon

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    Chatrium Hotel Yangon



    Chatrium Hotel Yangon is a beautiful city resort located right in the heart of the Yangon City, along the western shore of Royal Lake (Kandawgyi Lake) and Kandawgyi Natural Park. The property is facing towards the magnificent Shwe Dagon Pagoda. The hotel was built in ...

    Chatrium Hotel Yangon is a beautiful city resort located right in the heart of the Yangon City, along the western shore of Royal Lake (Kandawgyi Lake) and Kandawgyi Natural Park. The property is facing towards the magnificent Shwe Dagon Pagoda. The hotel was built in Colonial Style with revived Asian and Eastern architectural design featuring the splendour of bygone days. The traditional décor and the gallery-like atmosphere of the lobby area, together with outstanding service from the staff, assure an experience true to the spirit of traditional Asia.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Yangon

Today begins with a Yangon city tour which will take you to the diplomatic area, highlighting some of the rich colonial architecture dating back from the British occupation to the downtown area. Stops will be made at famous landmarks including the Sule Pagoda, which is over 2500 years old and occupies the centre of the city. This is an important space in contemporary Burmese politics, ideology and geography.

Continue onto the beautiful Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, famous for it Reclining Buddha. After lunch, visit the General Aung San House Museum which is a museum dedicated to General Aung San, considered to be the Father of modern-day Burma. Established in 1962, the two-story museum was Aung San's last residence before his assassination in July 1947. It is a colonial-era villa, built in 1921, where his daughter Aung San Suu Kyi grew up as a child. His place in history as the Architect of Burmese Independence and a national hero is assured both from his own legacy and due to the activities of his daughter. For many years, the museum was opened only for three hours each year. The museum formally reopened on 24 March 2012. There will be time for a photo stop at Kandawgyi Royal Barge. Before sunset, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most famous landmark in Yangon and the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese. It is 99 metres and dominates the skyline of the city. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant before returning back to your hotel.

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Day 3

Yangon to Mandalay-Amarapura

Today starts with a short early morning flight to Mandalay, the second-largest city in Myanmar and the last royal capital. It is located on the banks of the Irrawaddy, considered the centre of Burmese culture. On arrival transfer to Amarapura, 11 KM south of Mandalay and one of the capitals of the third Myanmar Empire. It is now a township of Mandalay. Visit the U Bein Bridge (the longest teak bridge in the world) and explore traditional silk weaving factories in Amarapura for which the township is known for. Then drive to Mandalay and transfer to your hotel for check-in. After lunch, visit Mahamuni Pagoda, a sacred icon. The image is considered to be the greatest in Myanmar next to the Shwedagon. Also visit the historical Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Monastery) and Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to the world's largest book. Drive to the top of Mandalay hill for a beautiful view of the sunset over Mandalay. Have dinner and transfer to your hotel in Mandalay.

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Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Best Western Eastern Palace Hotel

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    Best Western Eastern Palace Hotel



    Eastern Palace Hotel is located in the heart of the Mandalay's main business and historical district. Delivering Myanmar's unique and courteous hospitality, this elegant upscale hotel will delight both business and leisure travelers with spacious accommodation, a broad array of leisure facilities, extensive meeting space ...

    Eastern Palace Hotel is located in the heart of the Mandalay's main business and historical district. Delivering Myanmar's unique and courteous hospitality, this elegant upscale hotel will delight both business and leisure travelers with spacious accommodation, a broad array of leisure facilities, extensive meeting space and international dinning choices. Eastern Palace Hotel is the ideal choice for all travelers to Mandalay.

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Day 4

Mandalay to Mt. Popa to Bagan

Begin with an early morning drive from Mandalay to the ancient city of Bagan. Bagan was once the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan from the 9th-13th centuries. During the kingdom's height, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed. Today over 2200 temples and pagodas remain in the Bagan plains. On the drive from Mandalay to Bagan much of the natural beauty, culture and local way of life in the countryside can be observed. En route to Bagan, visit Mount Popa, the once volcanic mountain which can be seen from the Irrawaddy River as far away as 60 KM in clear weather. Have lunch at Popa Mountain Restaurant. Arrive into Bagan this afternoon and transfer to your hotel where you can relax. If time allows you can see the sun set atop one of the pagodas overlooking the banks of the Irrawaddy River. Dinner will be at a local restaurant in Bagan.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Myanmar Treasure Resort

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    Myanmar Treasure Resort



    Myanmar Treasure Resort (Bagan) is situated inside the Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone, within easy reach of all tourist sites in the locality. Surrounded by swaying palms and landscaped gardens, the hotel complex is a graceful blend of traditional magnificence and contemporary elegance.

    Myanmar Treasure Resort (Bagan) is situated inside the Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone, within easy reach of all tourist sites in the locality. Surrounded by swaying palms and landscaped gardens, the hotel complex is a graceful blend of traditional magnificence and contemporary elegance.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Laundry facilities
    • Pool (s)

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Day 5

Bagan

This morning visit the Nyaung-Oo local market where you can interact with locals selling their goods. Today you will explore the many temples in Bagan including the Shwezigon Pagoda and Gubyaukgyi Pagoda, a 13th Century temple noted for its wall paintings depicting scenes from the previous lives of Buddha. Also see the Buddhidt Htilominlo Pagoda and the highly revered Ananda Temple, known as one of the finest, largest, and best preserved of the Bagan temples. Have lunch and return to your hotel. Bagan is also famous for its artistic handicrafts and you will visit a lacquer ware store and one of the local villages. Later explore the ancient pagodas via a pony cart ride. In the early evening enjoy a private cruise along the Irrawaddy River to see Bagan as the sun goes down with a panoramic view of the magnificent ruins. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at your hotel in Bagan.

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Day 6

Bagan to Yangon

This morning transfer to the airport for your short flight back to Yangon. On arrival, visit the National museum famous for the Lion Throne. Have lunch and afterwards you have time to shop in the 70 year old Scott market (also known as the Bogyoke Aung San Market) where you can buy antique Burmese handicrafts, jewellery, art and other traditional goods. It is a major bazaar with inner cobblestone streets and colonial architecture. Also visit the flower and fruit market in China town. Tonight have dinner and overnight at your hotel in Yangon.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Chatrium Hotel Yangon

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    Chatrium Hotel Yangon



    Chatrium Hotel Yangon is a beautiful city resort located right in the heart of the Yangon City, along the western shore of Royal Lake (Kandawgyi Lake) and Kandawgyi Natural Park. The property is facing towards the magnificent Shwe Dagon Pagoda. The hotel was built in ...

    Chatrium Hotel Yangon is a beautiful city resort located right in the heart of the Yangon City, along the western shore of Royal Lake (Kandawgyi Lake) and Kandawgyi Natural Park. The property is facing towards the magnificent Shwe Dagon Pagoda. The hotel was built in Colonial Style with revived Asian and Eastern architectural design featuring the splendour of bygone days. The traditional décor and the gallery-like atmosphere of the lobby area, together with outstanding service from the staff, assure an experience true to the spirit of traditional Asia.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 7

Yangon Departure

Today, transfer to the Yangon Airport foryour departure flight.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

6 nights accommodation (your choice), domestic air flights within Myanmar, transfers, sightseeing by private vehicle and driver, English speaking guide, and meals as indicated.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel insurance, Gratuities, items of a personal nature and drinks.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

*Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share in low season. Subject to availability.

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30 Apr 2018
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