Overall Majestic Myanmar

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Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake - Yangon

Too new, too exotic! Myanmar is one of the most culturally diverse countries, to explore once in a lifetime. From preaching about Buddhism to exploring wildlife you can get an exotic travel experience here in this golden land. Being famous to the world as ''The Golden Land'' for its fertile land, wealth of minerals, distinctive culture and 2,600 years of Buddhist civilization, Myanmar possesses too many ''golden'' treasures to combine in just one visit. Distinctive design, patterns and ornaments at temples or relics, the surrounding scenery will astonish you and leave unforgettable impression of the rich spiritual religious local life.

Highlights

  • Top rated on Tripadvisor & UNESCO-designated attractions
  • Thrilling sunset moments: the 200-year-old U Bein teak bridge sunset, Bagan's 2000 pagodas wonderful twilight
  • Endless handicraft villages: Silk weaving, Local Burmese hand-made cigars, Making silver ornaments, a lacquer ware workshop
  • Witness and interact with local's daily lives: unusual traditional fishing technique, make your own souvenir at a local bamboo umbrella factory
  • Explore Yangon’s historic colonial buildings and glittering pagodas
  • Explore an ancient Ava with wonderful monasteries by plodding horse cart
  • Immersing in the picturesque Inle Lake, famous for its floating villages and gardens and the unique way of life of the local people. 

Itinerary in Brief

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN YANGON – CITY VISIT IN THE AFTERNOON (-/-/-)
DAY 2: YANGON – FLY TO BAGAN – TEMPLES VISIT (B/-/-)
DAY 3: BAGAN – MT. POPA – SALAY – BAGAN (B/-/-)
DAY 4: BAGAN – FLY TO MANDALAY – CITY TOUR – AMARAPURA (B/-/-)
DAY 5: MANDALAY – SAGAING – INWA (AVA) – MANDALAY (B/-/-)
DAY 6: MANDALAY – MINGUN – MANDALAY (B/-/-)
DAY 7: MANDALAY – FLY TO HEHO – PINDAYA – INLE LAKE (B/-/-)
DAY 8: INLE LAKE SIGHTSEEING (B/-/-)
DAY 9: INLE LAKE - INDEIN VISIT (B/-/-)
DAY 10: INLE LAKE – HEHO – FLY TO YANGON – SHOPPING (B/-/-)
DAY 11: YANGON DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
 

Inclusion

  • 10 Nights Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability). 
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • Private boat services for Inle Lake, Indein excursion & Mingun visit 
  • Horse cart & ferry boat at Ava visit  
  • Transportation by vehicle with A/C
  • Local English speaking guide(s).
  • Waters during tour day
     

Exclusion

  • Visa & Travel insurance
  • International & Domestic Flights (Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Heho – Yangon)
  • Meals as mentioned in the program. L: Lunch, D: Dinner. 
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Hotel/Room upgrade
  • Festivity surcharge & festivity compulsory service by hotel(s) if any
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
     

Upon arrival, you'll greet by your guide who will accompany and transfer you to your hotel. (Early check-in subjected to room availability)

Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia.  

On the way, we’ll visit Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda) built for memorial of the 1954-56 sixth Buddhist Synod, is located on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Mayangon Township. And then proceed to Mahapasana Guha: "Great Cave", built close to the Kaba Aye Pagoda. 

Here, end your day at Shwedagon Pagoda which is one of the wonders of the world. It was built 2500 years ago and enshrined with hair relics of Buddha and a place where to meet devoted Buddhists meditating and praying. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point. 

Overnight in Yangon.

Please note: Standard check-in time is 14:00
 

This morning, you'll transfer to the airport for the flight to Bagan (NyaungOo).

Bagan, located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas, and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. 

On arrival, your journey begins with a visit an elevated temple from where you will have a panoramic view of the magnificent plains of Bagan.

Continue with a visit to the golden Shwezigon Pagoda, first and prototype monument, which was built in Myanmar style in 1087. Then, visit Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple @ Wetkyi-Inn Village which is well-known for its exquisite jataka mural paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. 

This afternoon begins with a visit to a traditional lacquer ware workshop where you can observe the production of one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. Continue to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples.  Built in the early Mon-style, Ananda contains two unique Buddha images whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed.  From here, you will visit 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 in Bagan. 
 

OPTION: Balloons over Bagan - Start your morning with an incredible hot-air balloon flight over Bagan’s temple-studded plains. This is a truly unforgettable and unique experience. (Note: available only from late- October to late-March; all flights weather permitting) [Supplement - USD310 per person]         

After breakfast, we’ll take a break from temple touring in Bagan to visit Mount Popa and Salay. Start with a drive to Chauk to visit the fabulous morning market, filled with locals buying and selling their goods. Continue on to the village of Salay, an important Buddhist center, and visit its famed wooden monastery with intricate carvings. (Note: Salay monastery museum closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays)

This afternoon we’ll arrive at Mt Popa, an extinct volcano standing 1518 meters high. Mount Popa has played an important role in Myanmar culture, religion and history since earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. (Climb is optional!)

In the late afternoon, we’ll drive back to Bagan and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Bagan. 
 

This morning fly north to Mandalay. Mandalay is Myanmar's cultural capital. The nature focus of the city is an abrupt hill, rising above a vast moated and walled square. 

On arrival, we’ll drive to Amarapura, a former capital whose name means ‘City of Immortality’. First visit a silk weaving workshop which produces exquisite handmade products and then visits Mahagandayon monastery, when over one-thousand monks reside. 

In the afternoon, we'll first visit Mahamuni Pogada, 13ft-high seated Buddha image which is one of Myanmar's most famous. Continue your tour of Mandalay with a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the title ‘World’s Biggest Book’. Continue to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace. This grand teak building is known for its exquisite woodcarving. 

Head to the top of Mandalay Hill to enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River. 

Overnight in Mandalay.
 

After breakfast, we'll drive to Ava which is one of the ancient cities and a remarkably rural backwater of empty fields sparsely dotted with widely spaced ruins, monastic buildings, and stupas. Explore Ava by plodding horse cart to visit BagayaKyaung (a wonderful teak monastery), MahaAungmyeBonzan monastery (built of stucco-covered brick, royal monastery temple) and Nanmyin (a leaning watchtower of Ava) 

Return to dry land by boat and take a drive to Sagaing by crossing a bridge over the Irrawaddy River. Uncountable white-and-gold stupas are highlights of Sagaing. Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious center of Myanmar.  It is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers and you will visit pagodas such as Swan OoPon Nya Shin and U Min ThoneSae. We’ll also visit Sagaing’s local market, a typical Burmese market that few tourists visit. Here you will find a range of items for sale including locally made pottery, silver, and other handicrafts. We will also stop at a small pottery village to see the process of making the ubiquitous water pots found throughout Myanmar.

After touring this tranquil site, continue to U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest and 200-year-old teak bridge. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams. 

Overnight in Mandalay.
 

Today we'll explore the historic sites around Mandalay. Visiting iconic attractions include Mingun's gigantic stupa stub. This morning we'll take a short river journey to visit Mingun Pagoda. Then, continue your visit to the world's largest uncracked bell called Mingun Bell. Across the road, you can visit a Buddish nursing home for family-less elderly folk which is always glad of donations. (donation is own account). Mingun’s other highlight is the Hsinbyume Pagoda, a white-washed temple built to resemble Mount Meru. Throughout Mingun there are small neighborhoods crafting traditional basketry and other artistic items and there is plenty of time to stop and interact with the craftsmen and friendly locals. Return by boat late this afternoon, as the sun begins to set. From the jetty transfer back to your hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Mandalay. 
 

After breakfast, transfer to Mandalay Airport for a flight to Heho. 

From Heho, we'll take 2.5-hour drive to Pindaya. Along the way, you'll pass a patchwork of fields and hedges, buffalo carts and a group of toiling farmers in black Danu tunics and checked Pa-O headscarves.

When in Pindaya, we'll first visit to famous Shwe Oo Min Natural Cave Pagoda, a massive limestone cavern filled with thousands of gilded Buddha statues. Afterward, we'll head to the north to visit Kan Tau monastery, a fine teak monastery, with a large collection of antique Buddha images on ornate plinths. Then, continue your tour with a visit to a workshop which produces umbrellas and souvenirs made with Shan recycle papers. From Pindaya, a scenic drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which is an elegant ancient monastery with its oval-shaped windows.

Stay overnight at hotel in Inle Lake. 
 

After breakfast, you will board a private motorboat to head out to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights. Pass villages built on stilts over the lake, observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, famous for the 800 years old Five Buddha statues which are covered in gold leaf.

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.

If time permits, there may be time to enjoy a short walk through one of the lakeside villages. 

Overnight on Inle Lake. 
 

After breakfast, visit the lake’s morning market. The market rotates its location around the lake’s villages in a 5-day rhythm and is visited by lake inhabitants and surrounding hill tribes who come to sell and trade their wares. (Note: the market is daily except on dark moon day and full moon day). 

From the middle of the lake, continue down a small canal leading to Indein populated by ethnic Padaung (“long neck women”). You’ll walk on a covered alley lined on both sides with a thousand pagodas. Continue on foot by a long covered staircase to discover the magnificent complex of Alaung Sithu in the beautiful scenery of ancient stupas buried in vegetation with a panoramic view of the lake. 

This afternoon is your leisure at the hotel.

Overnight on Inle Lake.
 

After breakfast, drive to the Heho Airport for the flight to Yangon and upon arrival, we'll take a tour around the city center which is filled various historical and colonial buildings partly by car or partly on foot. We’ll first visit Sule Pagoda which is a 2200-year-old temple surrounded by government buildings and commercial shop. Then, you'll pass along the way to Mahabandoola Park where Independent Monument exists. Continue your tour by passing City Hall, a little India and a little china.

Continue to Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market, where you can browse through the wide selection of Myanmar handicrafts and other goods (Note: closed on Mondays and public holidays). 

We'll visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, one of Myanmar's more beautiful reclining buddhas which is topped by a crown encrusted with diamonds and other precious stones. The feet of the statue carved with traditional symbols and often many locals gathering to pay homage and pray. 

In the evening, visit “Garden City of East” is to take your pictures at tranquil Kandawgyi Lake and the Karaweik Hall – a royal floating barge.

Overnight in Yangon.
 

Today is your leisure at hotel before transfer to airport for your departure flight. End of Services!
Please note: Standard check  out time is 12:00
 

# Destination Standard Superior/First Class Deluxe
1 Bagan - Bagan Umbra Hotel
- Bagan Thande Hotel
- Aureum Palace Bagan Hotel
2 Inle Lake - Golden Island Cottage
- Amata Garden Resort
- Aureum Inle Resort
3 Mandalay - Mandalay City Hotel
- Eastern Palace Hotel
- Mandalay Hill Resort
4 Yangon - Hotel Grand United (Ahlone Branch)
- Summit Park View Hotel
- Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake
Very good

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Excellent

5

  • Trusted. Thorough. Recommended shanix1

Trusted. Thorough. Recommended

We organised a 11 day tour in Myanmar with Threeland. Mike from the Hanoi branch did all the organising and logistics of the flights and was ably backed up by Su in Yangon. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and was happy with the hotels, guides, drivers and itinerary. Mike and Su were always in contact and available to resolve any issues we had or to answer any questions. I thoroughly recommend Threeland. We have travelled with them before and trust them impeccably

Very good

4

  • Very good service 617Chrisk99

Very good service

May from Threeland travel supported our travel needs in Myanmar. He organized the flight tickets, a bus and a bout ticket. Everything very professional and supportive. Good recommendations of services. I think it worth the little extra money as compared to self managed bookings.

Excellent

5

  • Great Georg L

Great

I accidentally booked the tour for the wrong date but instead of them saying to bad they changed it without hesitation. Our tour guide was very friendly, happy spoke great English.

Excellent

5

  • Good insight into Myanmar Ricardo

Good insight into Myanmar

I loved this trip. It is a fast-paced tour of Myanmar so sure you’re physically prepared for it. You’ll get a good insight into Myanmar and Burmese culture.

Excellent

5

  • 3rd time travel with Threeland so far Helen

3rd time travel with Threeland so far

This is the 3rd time my husband and I had a tour arranged by Threeland Travel. Ms. Jacky and her team are very thorough and supportive, they really know us well and satisfied all our expectation. Everything just went seamlessly, balanced tour itinerary, convenient hotels & transfer, delicious food, marvel landscape, etc. Absolutely recommend Threeland for tours in Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia

Excellent

5

  • Beyond expectation Michael Parkes

Beyond expectation

Honestly, the tour was beyond my expectation. Probably one of the best ways to learn about and experience an unfamiliar country and culture. I think it's worth a little extra money to have Threeland support you because Myanmar is a big country with so innumerable attractions and diverse culture that it will take much your time to manage a tour all by your own.

Very good

4

  • First time in a group tour Karin

First time in a group tour

Used to be a solo traveler, this Overall Myanmar tour with Threeland was my first group travel ever. Tour was a bit fast-pace as it included mostly best attractions of Myanmar, yet well-balanced also. I especially liked that we also had enough free time on our own to discover places and food around. They also arranged many interesting activities for the tour: sunset contemplation, handi-craft old villages visit, etc. Our tour guide was also knowledgable, informative, and humorous.      
It's not bad to have a group tour as it saved my time on researching, and I think I learned more than solo traveling.    

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