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Discover Myanmar

Discover Myanmar with a small group tour from Spirit Journeys Worldwide.

Extending down from the Himalayas to the Andaman Sea, Myanmar covers a lot of ground. Unsurprisingly, it boasts an enviable collection of sights and natural attractions for visitors.

On this 9 day tour around Myanmar, you will encounter many wonders such as Bagan and Inle Lake as well as the charismatic commercial hub of Yangon.

Join this small group tour and experience the highlights of Myanmar in a way that will leave ever lasting memories

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Bagan

Highlights: 

  • Sightseeing Mandalay,
  • Cruise on Ayeyarwaddy River,
  • Visit Local Markets,
  • Taste Locally Produced reds and whites,
  • Cruise on Inle Lake,
  • Visit Bogyke Market.

For any additional information, please contact us!

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONFlights available on request – please contact us for a quote including flights
DEPARTURE TIME TBA
INCLUDED8 Nights accommodation at the hotels mentioned on a Twin/Double share basis.  Single supplement extra
Meal Plan as stated; [B: Bed & Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner]
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
Entrance fees for mentioned visits
English-speaking station guides (different station guide in each destination)
Porter fees at airports
Private motorized boat in Inle Lake
Ferry Boat from Mandalay to Bagan
Horse cart tours in Bagan & Ava
Water and refreshing towels
English speaking guide
NOT INCLUDEDExpenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes, etc.
Early check in and late check out for hotels
Meals other than mentioned above
Tips
Drinks and personal expenses
Meals other than those specified above
Tips and porters at the hotels
Any insurance
International air-fare
Domestic air-fare
Visa arrangements
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions;

Additional information

LocationMyanmar
Single room supplementSingle supplement £299
Extra nights MandalayPlease contact us to add extra nights onto your tour
Extra nights YangonPlease contact us to add extra nights onto your tour
Hot air balloon in Bagan£ 379 per person, Please contact us to add this trip onto your tour
Hot air balloon in Mandalay£379 per person, Please contact us to add this trip onto your tour

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Day 1: Arrive Mandalay - City tour (-/-/-)

Upon arrival, a Spirit Journeys representative will greet you and take you to the hotel. (Early check in depends on availability as normal check in time is 2PM!)
In the afternoon, start your sightseeing tour of Mandalay. Mahamuni Pagoda, one of the most famous and important Buddhist pagodas in the country is first on your sightseeing list. You will also learn more about the city’s cottage industries and will have a chance to observe the production of wood carvings, kalaga tapestries, and gold-leaf. Then head to the top of Mandalay Hill as the sun begins to set and enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River. Overnight in Mandalay.

Distances and journey time:
Mandalay Airport to Mandalay city centre (41 km): 60 mins

Overnight Yadanabon Dynasty Hotel [Superior room with Breakfast]

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Day 2: Mandalay - Exc Sagaing & Amarapura (B/-/-)

Optional Activity: Balloon Experience Over Mandalay

Note: available only from late- October to late-March; all flights weather permitting. Please contact us to add this onto your itinerary.

After breakfast at the hotel, you will explore the former capitals – Sagaing and Amarapura.
Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious center of Myanmar. It is home to near 600 pagodas and monasteries, 3000 monks and 100 meditation centers and you will visit pagodas such as Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thone Sae. You’ll also visit Sagaing’s local market, a typical Burmese market that few tourists visit. Here you can find a wide range of items including locally made pottery, silver and other handicrafts. You will also stop at a small pottery village to see the process of making the ubiquitous water pots found throughout Myanmar. Back to Mandalay and continue your afternoon tour of Mandalay with a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda and  Shwenandaw Monastery. At the end of the day, you’ll walk along 200 year-old U Bein Bridge at Amarapura and enjoy the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams. Night will be spent in Mandalay.

Distances and journey time:
Mandalay-Amarapura (13 km): 30 mins
Mandalay-Sagaing (21 km): 50 mins

Overnight Yadanabon Dynasty Hotel [Superior room with breakfast]

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Day 3: Mandalay - Bagan by local ferry boat (B/L/-)

After early breakfast you will go to the small ferry port of Mandalay.Today you can relax and enjoy one day cruise on the way to Bagan, one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the whole of Southeast Asia.Lunch is served on board.

The schedule of the cruise 06:00 to 17:00:

  • 6:00 am Cast off from Mandalay
  • 6:15 am Briefing about safety, Dos and Don’ts
  • 6:30 am Breakfast
  • 10:00 am Visit a typical village on the Ayeyarwaddy River Bank
  • 11:00 am Cast off from the village
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 3:00 pm Demonstration and discussion on Myanmar Culture & Tradition
  • 5:00 pm Arrival to Bagan

Overnight in Bagan

Remark : Green Season from April to September, cruise might not operate depending on water level or possibility of no schedule. In this case, we would arrange by domestic flight or by land route from Mandalay to Bagan

Overnight Bawga Theiddhi Hotel [Superior room with breakfast]

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Day 4: Bagan (B/-/-)

Optional Activity: Balloon Experience Over Bagan – Start your morning with an incredible hot-air balloon flight over Bagan’s temple-studded plains. A truly unforgettable and unique experience. (Note: available only from late- October to late-March; all flights weather permitting. Please contact us to add this onto your itinerary.

After breakfast, you’ll visit the colourful Nyaung Oo Market and then continue to Myinkaba village and take a short walking tour to explore the temples of Manuha and Nan Paya. Afterwards, you’ll go to the elevated temple and enjoy a panoramic view of the magnificent plains of Bagan. Continue with a visit to the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda, nearby Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi – a cave temple with exquisite jataka mural paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. This afternoon begin with a visit to a traditional lacquer ware workshop where you can observe the production of one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. Later on, continue to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples. Finally, you’ll travel by horse cart for a tour passing Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan, massive Dhammayangyi Temple, noted for its remarkable brickwork, and Sulamani Temple. Enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the plains from the upper terrace of one of the temples.

Overnight Bawga Theiddhi Hotel [Superior room with breakfast]

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Day 5: Bagan - FREE DAY (B/-/-)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.
Full day at leisure to enjoy and explore Bagan on your own.

Overnight Bawga Theiddhi Hotel [Superior room with breakfast]

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Day 6: Bagan - Heho - Nyaung Shwe - Red Mountian - Inle Lake (B/-/-)

After breakfast, you’ll go to Airport for a flight to Heho.

From Heho, a scenic one-hour drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, you’ll stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which features beautiful carvings and a collection of Buddha images. Stop in Nyaung Shwe for a short walk around town. Afterwards head to Red Mountain Winery and let yourself to the tastes of exquisite red and white wines.Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake, you’ll board a private motorboat to head out to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights. Then, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary and stroll around one of the lakeside villages.Overnight on Inle Lake.

Distances and journey time:
Heho Airport to Nyaung Shwe (28 km): 45 mins
Nyaung Shwe Jetty to Hotel on Inle Lake (10 – 20 km): 30 – 60 mins

Overnight Golden Island Cottagess ll [Superior room with breakfast]

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Day 7: Inle Lake (B/-/-)

Following breakfast, our guide will take you to Inle Lake day trip. Board your private motorboat (on board are cushioned wooden chairs, lifejackets, umbrellas- for sun and wind protection, and blankets in the winter months) and enjoy the ride. First, you’ll go to the morning market, which attracts people from all over the lake’s shores who gather to buy and sell their wares – if you are lucky you may see Pa-Oh, Inthar and Shan people in their traditional outfits.  After this, you’ll go to Khaung Daing village on the lake’s western shores. Here you’ll be able to watch (and perhaps participate!) the process of making the traditional Shan tofu. Later on, pay a visit to the village monastery for a tea break and snacks.  Depending on the time of year, you will see traditional methods of boat building in various stages, from the initial framework all the way to the final coat of paint.

Then, return to Inle Lake and explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand.

Overnight Golden Island Cottagess ll [Superior room with breakfast]

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Day 8: Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon (B/-/-)

This morning, you’ll go to the Airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, visit Bogyoke Market, Yangon’s best market for handicrafts and other goods.
Note: Market is closed on Mondays and public holidays.
Then, transfer to hotel for check in. After that, you’ll visit attractive Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha.Next, your guided tour goes to Kandawgyi Park, one of central Yangon’s greenest spots. From here, continue to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar and enjoy breathtaking views on the local scenery.

Overnight Taw Win Garden Hotel [Deluxe room with breakfast]

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Day 9: Depart Yagnon (B/-/-)

After breakfast, you’ll go to the International airport for your onward flight.

Remark: Optional tours depend on  your departure flight.
Remark: Beach Extension and other short extension are available upon request! It is our pleasure to make special arrangements if requested.

IMPORTANT IMFORMATION

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance

Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges

Contact Numbers

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Nationality

Rooms at hotels are available only from 1400 on arrival day till 1200 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.

If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.

Copy of passport

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) prior to travel. Since we are not able to advice on any matters regarding vaccinations or other precautionary medical measures, we recommend the consultation of a travel- or tropical-medicine doctor.

If any proposed service(s) is/are not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.

Surcharges or compulsory meals may apply for holiday periods like Christmas, New Year, Water Festival, etc.

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions, tour attractions, tours and flight schedules.

Compulsory lunch/dinner for group in some hotels

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR MYANMAR:

1.Please note that the traveller cheques cannot be used in Myanmar yet, credit card is acceptable at some upscale restaurants and some hotels with certain surcharge of 3-8%. ATM are also available at major cities like Yangon & Mandalay and can withdraw the cash local currency Kyats (Not usd). Master logo card (like Metro Master Card, Cirrus Master card) can withdraw from CBBank’s ATM machine and Visa & Master Card can withdraw from KBZ Bank’s ATM. 24 hrs service, service charges Kyat 5000/ transaction, maximum Kyat 300,000/ transaction, maximum Kyat 1,000,000 within 24 hours.

We still recommend visitors bring sufficient cash (best in US Dollars, but Euros also increasingly accepted) to exchange to local currency (kyat) and make any purchases or additional payments as Internet Connection can be poor at sometimes. Please bring new US Dollar bills (featuring “big heads” instead of “small heads”) that are un creased, un torn and not marked upon. The series numbers starting with CB are not accepted in Myanmar due to rumors these series are counterfeit. Note that larger notes get a better exchange rate but smaller notes are useful for some purchases.

2. A surcharge might apply for peak season dates (Myanmar Water Festival 12-18 April, Christmas, New Year, etc.)

3. Travellers to Myanmar are required to have a travel insurance covering the cost of medical evacuation flights.

4.Visas are required by all visitors to Myanmar. A visa must be obtained before entering Myanmar. Passport must be valid 6 months after arrival date.

5. The schedules of domestic flights in Myanmar are provided as an indication only due to frequent last minute schedule changes. Once a booking is confirmed we can provide more precise timings, but these are still subject to change by the airline at the last minute. It might therefore in some cases be necessary to amend your program and itinerary. We thank you for your understanding.

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