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Myanmar Showcase

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,327

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$ 1,327

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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
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Rose Garden Hotel

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    This unique luxury property offers authentic Myanmar style along with cutting-edge technologies and the latest international standard facilities and services. The Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon features an elegant lobby, a gourmet restaurant, a stylish bar, and five floors of exceptionally well equipped, beautifully decorated …

    This unique luxury property offers authentic Myanmar style along with cutting-edge technologies and the latest international standard facilities and services. The Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon features an elegant lobby, a gourmet restaurant, a stylish bar, and five floors of exceptionally well equipped, beautifully decorated guestrooms. Our new meeting rooms and ballrooms can accommodate private events of any size, from just a few up to a thousand participants. The Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon is just a 30 minute drive from Yangon International airport close to the heart of downtown Yangon and within walking distance of the magnificent golden Shwedagon Pagoda.

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Day 2

Yangon

Explore the downtown area of Yangon with a local trishaw ride (bicycle with a sidecar where 1 passenger sits, a child can fit with an adult). This will be a 20 - 30 min stroll with a few stops to learn about local life and see the monuments. It's a great opportunity to discover Yangon at a slower pace.
There will also be time to explore Bogyoke Aung San Market, still commonly known by its old British name of Scott Market. Undoubtedly offering the largest selection of handicrafts in Myanmar, the market is a great place to discover a bargain and have fun haggling with the local traders. Please note the market is closed on Monday.
After lunch, take an excursion to the huge reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Kyi. One of the country's most stunning reclining Buddhas. Later visit the historic Shwedagon Pagoda which towers almost 98 meters (326ft) above the green cityscape of Yangon. One of the wonders of the religious world, it is believed to have been built more than 2500 years ago and is a testament to the faith of the Burmese.

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Day 3

Yangon to Mandalay-Amarapura

Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Mandalay, the second-largest city in Myanmar. It is located on the banks of the Irrawaddy, considered the center 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), Mahamuni Pagoda, which houses one the most famous seated Buddha images in all Myanmar, Shwenandaw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery) and Kuthodaw Pagoda which is said to house the world's largest book inscribed with Buddhist scriptures. Finish the day with a drive to the top of Mandalay Hill for sunset and a panoramic view of the city.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Best Western Eastern Palace Hotel

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    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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Mandalay to Bagan (Day Cruise)

Early this morning you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the jetty. Board your boat and enjoy a full day of cruising on the mighty Irrawaddy River. Arrive in Bagan this evening and transfer to your hotel where you can relax.

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Duration2 Nights
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My Bagan Residence

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    My Bagan Residence



    Anticipate an authentic Bagan experience at My Bagan Residence by Amata. The inviting structure showcases & echo traditional Bagan style of the ancient temples nearby. Set in a garden compound, the 25/17- Residence Deluxe/ Boutique Deluxe My Bagan Residence has the ambience of a private …

    Anticipate an authentic Bagan experience at My Bagan Residence by Amata. The inviting structure showcases & echo traditional Bagan style of the ancient temples nearby. Set in a garden compound, the 25/17- Residence Deluxe/ Boutique Deluxe My Bagan Residence has the ambience of a private home and is a perfect place for travelers seeking to explore Bagan culture and the majestic ruins of Bagan. Located at New Bagan, it's an ideal base to explore the wonders of the region. Bagan's markets, galleries & handicraft shops and thriving restaurants are 15 minutes drive away. A 20 minutes drive from Bagan airport.

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Day 5

Bagan

Begin the morning with a visit to nearby Phwar Saw Village, to see rural Burmese life. Visit the Nyaung Oo market along the way to see the variety of fresh produce for sale and gain an insight into the bustling market atmosphere in Bagan. The afternoon is dedicated to exploring the temples around Bagan. Visit Gubyaukgyi, a 13th Century temple noted for its wall paintings depicting scenes from the previous lives of Buddha. Also see the Buddhist Htilominlo Pagoda and the highly revered Ananda Temple, known as one of the finest, largest, and best-preserved of the Bagan temples. Later this afternoon there is another chance to re-visit the temples, this time by horse cart which affords the opportunity to explore some of the lesser-visited areas which cannot be reached by more conventional modes of transport. Then, watch the sunset from one of the viewpoints where you can see thousands of temples across the plain (weather permitting). Enjoy a puppet show this evening with dinner.

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Day 6

Bagan to Yangon

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight back to Yangon. In Yangon visit Kandawgyi Lake, a large and peaceful pool of water east of the Shwedagon Pagoda, which can sometimes be seen reflecting in its tranquil waters. Whilst exploring the park that surrounds the lake, you will be able to take a look at the Karaweik, a replica of a traditional Royal Barge. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Rose Garden Hotel

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    Rose Garden Hotel



    This unique luxury property offers authentic Myanmar style along with cutting-edge technologies and the latest international standard facilities and services. The Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon features an elegant lobby, a gourmet restaurant, a stylish bar, and five floors of exceptionally well equipped, beautifully decorated …

    This unique luxury property offers authentic Myanmar style along with cutting-edge technologies and the latest international standard facilities and services. The Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon features an elegant lobby, a gourmet restaurant, a stylish bar, and five floors of exceptionally well equipped, beautifully decorated guestrooms. Our new meeting rooms and ballrooms can accommodate private events of any size, from just a few up to a thousand participants. The Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon is just a 30 minute drive from Yangon International airport close to the heart of downtown Yangon and within walking distance of the magnificent golden Shwedagon Pagoda.

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Day 7

Yangon Departure

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 6 night's accommodation
  • Private touring and transfers
  • Meals as indicated
  • Entrance fees for the specified sites
  • English speaking local guides
  • Boat cruise from Mandalay to Bagan (shared with other passengers)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare and airfare taxes
  • Domestic flights from Yangon to Mandalay and Bagan to Yangon 
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

TB DESTINAYAN20SG: MSC M2
30 Sep 2020
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