8 Days local experience (Budget Tour)

Duration

: 8 Days

Destination

: START|YANGON|INLE LAKE|BAGAN|MANDALAY|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 down town in Yangon.

Travel like local from Yangon to Nyaung Shwe, gate way to Inle Lake by express night bus. Traveling by bus at least one way is the simples way to get around Myanmar if you are on a budget.

Cruising the Inle Lake by private boat to explore ways of Ihtha life , floating garden and a typical local lunch at local home.

Wonder Bagan ancient temples and nearby villages to see local products and daily life.

Your tour will conclude in Mandalay by discovery on Royal Palace, 200 years old bridge, some cottage industries and Mandalay Hill.

Day 1 Yangon arrival


Welcome at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Yangon - 1 night

Day 2 Explore Yangon and night bus to Inle Lake

After breakfast, y your first leg of Yangon will begin with a visit to Shwedagon pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist site in all of Burma. Also known as the Golden Pagoda, the 2,000-year-old hilltop temple complex covers more than twelve acres and dominates the Rangoon skyline.

Then, take a walk through the city center, taking in colonial buildings and the bustling markets offer an insight into local life ,contemporary art galleries, over 100 year old beautiful Rangoon Synagogue to hear the brief history of Burmese Jewish Community and some interesting stories.

Transfer to highway bus station in the afternoon.
Night bus to Nyaung Shwe, gate way Inle lake.

Overnight onboard.

Day 3 Arrive Nyaung Shwe & discovery on Inle Lake by private boat

Arrive Nyaung Shwe early in the morning. Take tuk tuk (your own account) for transfer to your hotel.

After refreshing up, take a walk to jetty for fullday tour on Inle Lake by boat.
Discover the culture wonders, natural beauty and unique lifestyles of Inle Lake on this full day excursion. Travel by private, long tail boat and wind through stilted houses to hidden craft shops, venture ashore to see jungle-shrouded temples, dine on traditional Inthar cuisine and witness the fishermen of Inle.


Overnight in Nyaung Shwe - 1 night

Day 4 Drive Inle Lake to Bagan by private car with driver



This morning, start a full day's drive to Bagan. This road takes you through the dry-zone of Myanmar.The scenery is interesting – rolling hill in the morning and endless paddy fields in the afternoon .
Arrive at Bagan later in the afternoon.

Overnight in Bagan – 2 nights

Day 5 Bagan.Explore by e-bike or car with driver

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 Drive Bagan to Mandalay by private car with with driver and make a stop at Mount Popa

Depart Bagan on your 6 hour drive towards Mount Popa, a 1,518m high extinct volcano. 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.

Continue to Mandalay by offering picturesque vistas of local villages and farmlands.
The views are pleasant – a mixture of palm trees, villages and paddy fields dominate the landscape.
On arrival at Mandalay. Transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Mandalay – 2 nights

Day 7 Discovery on 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 to wonder cottage industries.

Afternoon tour to Royal Palace where Burma's last two kings lived and Mandalay Hill to see the best view over Myingyan plain and Shan mountain.

Day 8 Depart Mandalay.

Free at leisure in the morning.
Transfer to international airport early in the afternoon for onwards flight to next destination.

Hotel based on

Yangon – Hotel@Yangon Heritage, Standard room
Inle Lake (Nyaung Shwe) – Trinity Family Inn, Standard room
Bagan – Ruby True Hotel, Superior room
Mandalay – A Litte Bit of Mandalay Tarvern, Standard room

Prices

Price USD 457 per person based on party of 2 (twin hotel room sharing basis) during low season (May-Sep 17 ) & please contact us for high season surcharge from October 2017 & onwards.

Larger groups will pay less per person, single person purchase will mean a higher price.

Inclusion

6 nights accommodation with daily breakfast at small charming hotel and 1 night onboard
Transfers to/from airport/bus station & sightseeing with car and driver as specified in the program
Bus ticket from Yangon to Inle Lake
1 day private boat tour in Inle Lake
Private transporation from Inle Lake to Bagan and Bagan to Mandalay by car with driver
Cool tissue and mineral water during touring.

Exclusion

Meals (not mentioned above)
Entrance fees
Transfer from bus station to hotel by Tuk Tuk in Inle Lake
English speaking local guides service
Any other services not mentioned above
Personal expenses
Tips and porters

Important Notes:

Bus routes are run by a variety of different private companies, and they serve most parts of Myanmar– with the exception of some border and mountian areas. Traveling by bus is recommended for major long routes such as Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake.

The long-distance buses on major routes in Myanmar are modern, air conditioned vehicles. On most major routes it is possible to choose between different levels of luxury, which is reflected in the price of the ticket. VIP buses (sometimes called Express buses, although they are not always faster) are very comfortable, usually having reclining seats and 2+1 seating (as opposed to the usual 2+2). Many bus schedules operate over night, which allows you to make the most of your days. Most longer journeys feature at least one refreshment stop. These offer you the opportunity to stretch your legs and get a drink and a bite to eat; if you are travelling to or from Yangon, most buses stop for half an hour at 115 Mile, a large complex of restaurants and hotels on the main Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw-Mandalay Expressway (2.5 hours north of Yangon). Buses do not have toilets on board.

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 Northen Shan State or back to Yangon? Our travel consultant will be able to arrange this for you, along with any other travel, accommodation or activity requirements you may have. Just fill out the ‘Any further queries’ box after you have clicked on the ‘Book Tour’ button.

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