Classic discovery tour II

Itinerary 02

 

Classic discovery tour II

 

9 Days / 8 nights (For people who have little time but want to see all the classic sites combined with an economy boat trip on the Ayeyarwady river)

Day 1. Arrival in Yangon
Day 2. Yangon – Heho airport – Nyaung Shwe / Inle Lake (by flight and car)
Day 3. Inle Lake – Indein (by boat)
Day 4. Inle Lake – Nyaung Shwe – Heho airport – Mandalay (by car and flight)
Day 5. Mandalay – Mingun – Amarapura – Mandalay (by car and by boat)
Day 6. Mandalay – Bagan (by boat Malikha or Shwe Keinnery)
Day 7. Bagan (by car)                   (“Balloons over Bagan” is possible at extra cost)
Day 8. Bagan – Yangon (by car and flight)
Day 9. Yangon – International departure


Day 1. Upon arrival in Yangon, you will be welcomed by your FLT Tour guide and transferred to the hotel. Visit Yangon city center with many colonial style buildings, Sule pagoda, the reclining Buddha image of Chauk Htut Gyi, Karaweik Hall, a floating barge on Kandawgyi Lake and stroll around Scott (Bogyoke) Market with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores. Your visit today will conclude with the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most awesome and spectacular monuments of Buddhists.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay in Yangon.

Day 2. After breakfast at the hotel, transfer for morning flight to Heho airport. Upon arrival, proceed by car to Nyaung Shwe, the main gateway to Inle Lake. (30 km – 1 hour)
Afternoon excursion on the lake by private long-tail boat will include the weaving village of Inn Pawkhone and a cheroot rolling workshop as well as the famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. You will also see floating gardens, leg rowers, local fishing methods and village life of Inle Lake. Visit will conclude with a 150 years old wooden monastery, Nga Phae Chaung Monastery filled with beautiful Buddha images in various styles. This place was famous as jumping cats Monastery, nowadays you may see the cats jumping occasionally only.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay at Inle Lake.

Day 3. After breakfast at the hotel, visit a local market (if it coincides with five day’s market) and a local village for the village life.
Continue your journey to the western bank of Inle Lake upstream on a creek to Indein Pagoda where thousands of Shan style stupas exist. You will also get a chance to stroll around bamboo forest and visit local villages to experience village life of tribal people.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay at Inle Lake.

Day 4. After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Heho airport for your domestic flight to Mandalay.
In the afternoon visit Golden Palace monastery with impressive wood (teak) carvings and the world’s largest stone slab book of Kuthodaw Pagoda. Enjoy the Sunset over Mandalay Hill.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay in Mandalay.

Day 5. After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to jetty and go on a private boat on Ayeyarwady river (11 km – 2 hours) to visit Mingun. See the unfinished pagoda, the 90-ton, ringing bell of Mingun and Myatheintan Pagoda.
In the afternoon, visit Amarapura (former capital) with Mahaghandayone Monastery, where thousands of monks are taking their meals in total silence as well as 200 years old U Bein bridge. You will also see the most revered Buddha Images of Mahamuni Pagoda Visit will also include a silk weaving factory.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay in Mandalay.

Day 6. Take away breakfast and very early morning transfer to the jetty for the boat Malikha or Shwe Keinnery to go downstream on Ayeyarwady River to Bagan. Enjoy watching the landscape passing by and the life along the river during a relaxing day. There is an air-conditioned room available. The trip takes approximately 10 hours depending on the river conditions and water levels.
Upon arrival to Bagan, transfer to the hotel.
Your Car is available at your disposal until dinner time.

Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay in Bagan.

Day 7. After breakfast at the hotel, visit to the most significant Pagodas and Temples of Bagan including Shwezigone Pagoda, built in the early 11thcentury, Ku Byauk Gyi Temple with superb mural paintings and Ananda Temple with four standing Buddha Images and a huge teak door.
After lunch, visit one of the lacquer-ware workshops. Visit will follow to Manuha Temple, built in Mon style, Nanbayar Temple with a unique sand stone monument. Your visit will also include Myinkaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, a temple known for its mural paintings.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay in Bagan.

Day 8. After breakfast at the hotel, visit the site of Tayoke Pyay Temple with 13th Century Bagan Style Temples. Continue to a farming village around Bagan to know life of local people.
In the afternoon, transfer to Nyaung Oo airport for your domestic flight to Yangon.
Transfer to your hotel.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay in Yangon.

Day 9. Yangon – International departure
After breakfast, the day is at your leisure for relaxing, shopping or sightseeing until transfer to airport for departure. Tour Guide and car will be at your disposal.

(Guests arriving to Myanmar by morning or mid-day flight will follow the above-mentioned program. But if you arrive only in the afternoon, you will be directly transferred to your hotel and Yangon sightseeing will be provided on the last day.)

Hotels Yangon  Bagan Mandalay  Inle Lake
Standard East Hotel Bagan Umbra Hotel Shwe Taung Tarn HotelAyarwaddy River View HotelMandalay City Hotel Golden Empress Hotel
Middle Sedona Hotel (Yangon)Traders Hotel /  Kandawgyi Palace Hotel  Bagan Thande HotelBagan Hotel River View Shwe Taung Tarn HotelAyarwaddy River View HotelMandalay City Hotel Shwe Inn Tha Floating ResortInle Resort
Deluxe Savoy Hotel The Governor’s Residence Tharabar Gate Hotel Rupar Mandalar Resort

Mandalay Hill ResortPristine Lotus Spa ResortInle Princess Resort

 

Included:

  • Accommodation (twin shared room)

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • English speaking local “through out” guide including all miscellaneous cost for the guide

  • Entrance fees and camera fees

  • Domestic airport tax

  • “Balloons over Bagan” if booked

  • Transport (domestic flights as advised / car-, local boat- and cart transport as mentioned in the itinerary / all airport- and jetty transfers as mentioned)

  • Luggage handling

  • Boat “Malikha or Shwe Keinnery”

  • Bottled drinking water & refreshing towels in normal quantities

Excluded:

  • International airport tax (it is included in your ticket price)

  • Personal expenses such as beverages, laundry and souvenirs and tips

  • Meals (Lunch / Dinner)

  • Personal insurance

  • Visa fees for Myanmar

  • International flights

  • Excess Baggage (domestic flights allow up to 20 kg per person only)

  • Any official fees introduced or increased after our offer.

  • Fuel surcharge for domestic flights if applicable

  • If guests wish to alter the itinerary, extra charges may apply.

• Kindly keep in mind that our itineraries might need to be amended on short notice depending on changes to flight- and boat schedules, condition of roads etc.