13 Days Overland Myanmar Classic Tour

Duration

: 13 Days 12 Nights

Destination

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

Trip Overview

: The best way to see a country is by driving overland. You can stop in every village and discovery the daily life of the people. Travelling through spectacular landscapes, this captivating tour reveals the innate beauty of Myanmar's landscapes and its people.

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

Day 1 Yangon arrival

On arrival, transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Yangon – 2 nights

Day 2 Yangon discovery

Your first leg of Yangon will begin by walking through the city center, taking in the bustling markets and colonial buildings.
Then, explore the famous Scott (Bogyoke) Market (closed on Monday and public holidays), a sprawling complex built in 1926 and noted for its variety of handicrafts, art galleries and other items .


End the day 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.

Day 3 Yangon to Naypyitaw

Set off a scenic journey to Nay Pyi Taw (approx. 5 hours).

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

After refreshing up, drive through the town.
Your first visit will be Parliement house (Pyi Thu Hlut Taw), the building for the National Pyi Htaung Su Hlut taw which is composed of 31 buildings, blending modern and ancient Myanmar architectural style.
After wards, a visit to Uppatasanti Pagoda on the top of the mountain to enjoy overlooking view to the town and nearby hills and feeding to White elephants at the base camp of pagoda.

Return to hotel.
Overnight in Naypyidaw – 1 night

Day 4 Naypyitaw to Kalaw


After breakfast, collect your luggage for eading back towards Yangon – Mandalay Highway road.

A stop at National Land Marks Garden, a collection of miniature replicas from Myanmar. The garden showcases scaled-down versions of the country’s famous attractions.

Continuing drive towards Shan Hill through Meikhtila. scenery of Myingyan plain and Shan mountain since the road leads from dry zone into Shan rolling hills. Arrive 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 5 Explore Kalaw & continue to Inle Lake

After breakfast, met up with your guide and explore nearby kalaw. Visit Kalaw colorful market, tiny train station and one of agriculture village to mingle their sesonal plantation

Then, travel to Nyaung Shwe amidst beautiful landscapes .


Arrive Nyaung Shwe check in at hotel, on the edge of beautiful canal

Overnight in Nyaung Shwe – 2 nights

Day 6 Discovery on Inle Lake

Discover the culture wonders, natural beauty and unique lifestyles of Inle Lake on this full day guided excursion by private boat through stilted houses to hidden craft shops.

Explore the region’s morning market, which rotates its location around the lake’s villages in a 5-day rhythm and is visited by all kinds of people from surrounding villages and hill tribes.

Continue across the lake, passing through villages with stilted houses and floating gardens to visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary , the village of Inpawkhone to observe the traditional silk weaving techniques of Inthar people.

This afternoon we will travel to Indein, on the southwestern shores of the lake. Explore the area on foot, strolling around the village and wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area filled with picturesque stupas and has magnificent views of the lake.

Day 7 Nyaung Shwe to Bagan




Depart Nyaung Shwe on your 6 hour drive to Bagan following a narrow hilly road through the evergreen Shan Hills offering picturesque vistas of local villages and farmlands.

The views are pleasant – a mixture of palm trees, villages and paddy fields dominate the landscape.

Overnight in Bagan – 3 nights

Day 8 Bagan explore temples

Your discovery in Old Bagan begins with some of the site’s most important monuments such HtilominloTemple, , one of the greater temples of Bagan, 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.

Continue to Thatbyinnyu Temple standing within the city walls, rises to a height of 201 feet above the ground and overtops all the other monuments, Gubyaukgyi Temple which dates back to the 13th century AD and Sulamani Guphaya Temple.
You will return to your hotel for a couple of hours to escape the hottest part of the day.

Later this afternoon, end the day atop a pagoda which affords a magnificent sunset view of Bagan's temple studded plains.

Day 9 Bagan villages & Ayeyarwaddy river cruise

Morning exploration of local villages.

Start with an excursion to village market in Nyaung Oo and nearby villages to learn agriculture production and village life. Meet the people in the farming to share practices of seasonal plantations such as sesame and various kinds of beans and local products from plantations.

Back to hotel after lunch to escape the heat.

Later in the afternoon,take a boat ride on the significant Irrawaddy River to see intricate carvings at Kyauk Gu U Min. Return to Bagan by boat as the sun sets over the Irrawaddy.

Day 10 Bagan to Mandalay via a stop at Mt. Popa


Set off a scenic journey to Mandalay.
If you wish, make a stop at Mt. Popa,a 1,518m high extinct volcano to enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding area.
This road takes you through the dry-zone of Myanmar – in summer brown and deserted – in winter green with rice fields. Witness local activities on the road and scenery of Myingyan plain & white temples.

On arrival at Mandalay,make a stop at Amarapura to take a stroll on U Bein Bridge, which at over a kilometre is believed to be the longest teak bridge in the world.
Transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Mandalay – 3 nights

Day 11 Mandalay explorer

Begin your sightseeing tour of Mandalay in the morning with a visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, home to a spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves. Stop at local workshops to see Kalaga tapestries being made, gold leaf being beaten into paper-thin pieces.
Afterwards, , continue to Mandalay Royal Palace, where Burma's last two kings lived.

Mandalay city tour continues in the afternoon to Kuthodaw Pagoda, where the Theravada Buddhist scriptures are inscribed on 729 marble slabs, giving rise to its nickname 'the world’s largest book'. Next visit beautiful teak-carved Shwenandaw Monastery, the only Royal Palace building to survive World War II bombing.

Atop Mandalay Hill lie glittering glass-studded temple walls which reflect the evening glow as you watch the sunset.

Day 12 Ayeyarwaddy river trip and share local experience

Transfer to jetty. We embark at a simple wooden jetty. There are o fishing boats and locals washing and drying their clothes.The views from the boat is impressive; hilltop pagodas, bustling harbours and unique riverside living. Cruise to the village of Mingun. and visit the world’s largest uncracked bell, and marvel at the impressive sight of the unfinished Mingun Pagoda. Continue to the Hisnbyume Pagoda.

Return to Mandalay.

Balance of the day at leisure to take a stroll in down town to experience the lively shops selling traditional Burmese sweets, a fruit market, food stalls,beer stations and tea shops .

Day 13 Depart Mandalay.

Transfer to the airport for International flight to home.
Note: Order of itinerary will be changed if you will depart Myanmar from Mandalay international airport

Prices

Price USD 1624 per person based on party of 2 (twin hotel room sharing basis) during low season (May-Sep 17 ) & please contact us for high season from October & onwards.


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


Hotel based on

Deluxe , boutique charming accommodation only

Yangon – Savoy Hotel, Deluxe room
Naypyitaw – The Lake Garden Hotel, Deluxe room
Kalaw – Royal Kalaw Resort, Superior room
Inle Lake– Novotel Inle Hotel, Superior Villa room
Bagan – Bagan Thande Hotel, Deluxe Bungalow room
Mandalay – Hotel By The Red Canal, Shan room

To get prices for this tour with standard and superior accommodation, please enter a query in the ‘Any further queries’ field when you submit your tour booking form (link below).

Inclusion

12 Nights accommodation
Daily breakfast
All transfer and touring are on private basis with air conditioned vehicle with driver as mentioned in program
Local English speaking different guide service for touring as specified
Day trekking in Kalaw
1 Lunch
Local boat rides in Bagan, Mingun & Inle Lake
Cool tissue and mineral water during touring.

Exclusion

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

Important Notes:


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 the haunting ruins of the ancient capital of Mrauk Oo? Our travel consultant will be able to arrange this for you, along with any other travel, accommodation or activity requirements you may have. Please feel free to contact us.

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