9 Days Local Experience

Duration

: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Destination

: START |YANGON . MANDALAY . BAGAN . KALAW . INLE LAKE . YANGON| FINISH

Trip Overview

: This tour introduces the inspiring towns, culture and the real taste of authentic people.

Take the opportunity to mingle the diverse architecture of the city, magnificent Shwedagon pagoda and bustling Indian town in Yangon.

Discovery on Royal Palace, 200 years old bridge, some cottage industries and Mandalay Hill in Mandalay
Wonder Bagan ancient temples and nearby villages to see local products and daily life.

Continue to Shan Hill to explore British Hill station, Kalaw and cruising the Inle Lake by private boat to explore ways of Ihtha life , floating garden and hidden Indein pagoda complex.

Your tour will conclude in Yangon with a visit to colorful Chinatown with some foodies and a glass of beer on the last eve.

Price : USD 1110 per person for traveling person of 2

Day 1 Yangon arrival


On arrival, meet you at the International Airport terminal and transfer to your hotel.
Myanmar's largest and most vibrant city, Yangon is a place that many visitors to Myanmar pass by all too quickly. Its historical importance as a trading post means that for centuries it has been home to a fascinating melting pot of ethnicities and religions, and it is host to the largest number of colonial-era buildings in Southeast Asia. Today, it has thriving cultural and social scenes.
Giving the sense of a meeting of cultures, local experience , this 2,600 year old structure contrasts with fading British colonial buildings – past which you might see monks strolling in their purple robes, or barefoot local people chewing on their betel nuts.

Overnight in Yangon – 2 nights

Day 2 Yangon discovery with your local guide

Witness the most sacred Buddhist site in all of Burma—Shwedagon Pagoda. . Then, take a stroll to Indian Quarter, the winding city streets and British colonial architecture.

A short train ride towards north of Yangon n the afternoon. Observe the activities inside the train equally entertaining to the outside landscapes, local attractions, markets and tiny quarters. Leave the train at at North Oakkalar after 30-40 mins ride and transfer to brilliant local night market at a local quarter where you will find no tourist travelers.

Experience local street foods in the road side stalls together with local draught Beer , vegetable, baked fish and meat sa-tays (BBQ). Venture into the stalls selling everything from fresh fruits to local pickle tea salad. Try a range of local delicacies with a couple of local beer and soak up Yangon’s atmosphere at night.

Your return way to hotel by taxi (own account)

Day 3 Yangon to Mandalay by flight. Mandalay explorer with your local guide

Transfer to airport.

Fly to Mandalay.

Transfer to the airport in the morning for flight to Mandalay.
Discovery in Mandalay on arrival begins with a visit to ancient royal capital of Amarapura to witness the world's longest teak bridge over Thaungthaman Lake, lively Jade market & Mandalay’s backstreets.

Afternoon tour to local cottage industries and Mandalay Hill to see the best view over Myingyan plain and Shan mountain.

Overnight in Mandalay – 1 night

Day 4 Boat journey or travel by land route to Bagan

Transfer to jetty. There are fishing boats and locals washing and drying their clothes. The views from the boat is impressive; hilltop pagodas, bustling harbours and unique riverside living.

Board to your journey to Bagan (downstream). This journey on the Irrawaddy River is an attraction in itself and can be done in both directions. Enjoy beautiful scenery along the way, scattered farms come and go on the sandy and somewhat arid riverside, buffalo plough fields, kids play, small huts and wooden fishing boats, women trek here and there with agriculture bulks balanced on their heads.

The boat leaves Mandalay at 07.00am and it should arrive in Bagan approx. at 16.30pm.

On arrival at Bagan, transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Bagan - 2 nights

Day 5 Bagan temples and local experience with your local guide

Start your exploration of the site with visits to some of the site’s most important monuments such as Shwezigon Pagoda, Gubyaukgyi Temple and Sulamani Guphaya Temple. Continue to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece.

Built 1105 AD in the early Mon-style, Ananda contains two unique Buddha images whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance and angle from which the statues are viewed.

Afternoon visit to nearby village to learn village life. Observe the process of creating “Poneyay Gyi (pea powder paste) and see how local plum jam is made & packed. The people here are very friendly and will greet you with warm smiles as they going about their business.

Sunset from one of the monument and back to hotel.

Day 6 Overland drive to Kalaw via a stop at Mt. Popa

This morning, start the day with a drive towards Mount Popa, a 1,518m high extinct volcano. On arrival, enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding area. Learn about nats and nat worship as you climb the stairs to the top . The view over the Myingyan Plain from the top of the volcanic peak is very impressive.

Then, continue a full day's drive to Kalaw. This road takes you through the dry-zone of Myanmar.The scenery is interesting - endless paddy fields in the morning and rolling hills in the afternoon, as the road climbs into the mountains of southern Shan State. The roads leading to Kalaw offers breathtaking sights of the landscape.

Late afternoon, arrive in Kalaw, a former British hill station tucked amid the Shan Hills. Enjoy the cool, refreshing air and relaxed atmosphere of this charming town.

Overnight in Kalaw.- 1 night

Day 7 Agriculture tour in Kalaw in the morning and continue to Inle Lake.


Meet you up at hotel by your local guide to explore Myin Ka’s agriculture production and village life. We will stop at a farm to learn about flower & seasonal plantation growing in this region & then meet the people & curious kids to share the practices of seasonal plantations and farming.

Afterwards, a visit to Myinmahti natural sandstone cave which is less touristic before road to Nyaung Shwe, beside glorious Inle Lake.

Arrive Nyaung Shwe and hotel check in.

Overnight in Nyaung Shwe – 2 nights

Day 8 Discover floating garden , Intha fisherman & villages

You will be met by local guide to discovery your morning on Inle Lake by boat.
See the ‘floating gardens’ where local people use indigenous methods to grow a variety of crops suspended in the water along the way to the morning market which is a chance to meet some of the people who gather here from the surrounding hill tribe villages .

We will then pay a visit to a local Intha house where we’ll enjoy some free time for a discussion with family about daily life and culture with a glass of plain tea. Enjoy lunch at local home.

In the afternoon, extend your visit to wonder the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary and witness the unique fishing techniques used by local Inthar fishermen on the way back to the jetty or hotel on the shore. (Lunch included)

Day 9 Fly to Yangon & on arrival connect your international flight to home. Depart Yangon







Transfer to Heho airport for flight to Yangon.
On arrival, connect your international flight to home.

Prices

Price USD 1110 per person based on party of 2 (twin hotel room sharing basis)
Price validity ; October 2017 to March 2018

There is peak season surcharge if your travel period falls on 24 Dec and 31 Dec.
Larger groups will pay less per person, single person purchase will mean a higher price.

Hotel option: Middle range small boutique hotel

Yangon – Classique Inn, Teak room,www.classique-inn.com
Mandalay – Bagan King Hotel, Superior room, www.bagankinghotel.com
Bagan – Ruby True hotel, Deluxe room,http://www.rubytruehotel.com
Kalaw – Dream Mountain Hotel, Deluxe room,www.dreammountain.net
Inle Lake – Golden Island Cottage, Superior room, www.gichotelgroup.com

To get prices for this tour with decent or upgrade accommodation, please feel free to contact us by email

Inclusion

8 Nights hotel accommodation
Daily breakfast
1 lunch at local home
Transfers and transport in air conditioning vehicles
Private touring by English speaking local guide as specified above
Entrance fees for mentioned site
2 domestic flights from Yangon to Mandalay & Heho to Yangon
1 day bout tour in Inle Lake
Cool tissue and mineral water during touring.

Exclusion

Meals (not mentioned above)
Any other services not mentioned above
Personal expenses
Tips and porters

Important Notes:

the boat journey is available from Oct to end of Mar. We will replace by land route for traveling period from April to September.
The above itinerary is indicative and some details may change according to conditions and availability; you will always be informed of such changes.

There may be changes to estimated prices depending on air fuel cost, domestic airfares, US$ exchange rates and festive season surcharge. All supplemental cost to be advised.

Would you like to extend your tour to the beautiful and relaxing Ngapali Beach or Ngwe Saung Beach, Our travel consultant will be able to arrange this for you, along with any other travel, accommodation or activity requirements you may have. Just click on the ‘Enquiry’ button and fill up your request.

Booking condition

Reservations should be made as earlier as possible and 20% deposit is required UPON booking confirmation.
Paid deposit is refunded if the tour is cancelled 60 days prior to your travel date.
Names as per passport, passport numbers and nationality are required at time of booking.
Second deposit 50% is requested 60 days prior to your travel date
Balance 30% is one month prior to your arrival date

Cancellation

20% cancellation within 60 days
50% cancellation within 31 days
75% cancellation within 21 days
100% cancellation within 14 days

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