Grand Myanmar

18 Days | Myanmar
Classic Tours

OVERVIEW

Monywa, Mandalay, Yangon, Inle Lake, Ngapali Beach, Bagan

This “Grand Myanmar” tour takes you to all highlighted attractions of Myanmar. Discover sacred monasteries such as Shwedagon and Cat Monastery. Experience a unique Myanmar with floating gardens, one-leg rowing and spectacular natural landscapes in Inle. Travel to the countryside to explore local villages with rich history and unique culture. Highlights of the tour include visiting Ngapali – the most beautiful and famous beach of Myanmar. This tour is one of the best organized by Far East Vacation, we highly recommend it for you to enjoy!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience adventurous trekking trip at Kalaw.
  • Admire magnificent temples and pagodas, especially Shwedagon and the “Cat Monastery”.
  • Discover the spectacular mountainous landscapes.
  • Spend wonderful time in Ngapali, the most attractive beach in Myanmar.
  • Experience the local life and culture, including handicraft workshops and local farms.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Yangon Arrival & City Tour

Mingalarbar!
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. Begin to explore this bustling former capital by visiting Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda and Karaweik Palace with the fantastic view of the Royal Lake. Admire unique architecture of Yangon with its British colonial buildings while walking from Sule Pagoda to China Town. Observe the golden sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese.

Meal: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon – Bagan

After the flight to Bagan, explore the colourful Nyaung U Market. Spend a full day to discover Bagan’s most outstanding pagodas including Shwezigon Pagoda, Htilominlo Temple, Gubyaukgyi Temple, Ananda Temple, Thabinnyu Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple and Shwe Sandaw Pagoda – the highest pagoda in Bagan. Visit Myinkaba village to experience Myanmar’s unique handicraft – traditional lacquer-ware.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan.

Day 3: Bagan – Mt Popa

Take a drive to Mount Popa and enjoy the magnificent view of mountainous landscapes on top of this famous volcano. Enjoy the panoramic view of sunset while visiting Popa Kalat Monastery and Popa National Park, before returning to Bagan. Drop by the interesting local toddy palm houses for a Jaggery (Myanmar chocolate) experience.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan

Continue our Bagan’s temple tour by visiting Lawkananda Pagoda, Shwegugyi Temple, Apeyadana Temple and Nagayon Temple. Observe the breath-taking tranquility of sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River at Bupaya Pagoda.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan.

Day 5: Bagan – Pakokku – Monywa

Drive to Pakkoku to explore the weaving and Cheroot (tobacco) workshops and then move to Monywa – a trade town of agricultural products such as rice, sesame, peas and wheat. Enjoy the beautiful sunset over the gentle Chindwin River.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Monywa.

Day 6: Monywa

Embark on a local boat cruise to Powin Daung, a complex containing 947 sandstone caves dug out of the hills. Continue to explore Mohnyin Than Buddha Pagoda where more than 500,000 Buddha images are seated.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Monywa.

Day 7: Monywa – Amarapura – Sagaing – Mandalay

Continue to Sagaing to visit Kaungmutaw Pagoda, YwadaungVillage and the famous Sagaing Hill. Transfer to Amarapura to explore Mahagandaryone Monastery and the longest wooden bridge in Asia, Ubein Wooden Bridge before coming to Mandalay.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay.

Day 8: Mandalay – Mingun

Enjoy the romantic boat trip on the Ayeyarwaddy River to reach Mingun by the west bank. Explore the Settawya Pagoda, Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, Myatheintan Pagoda and Mingun Bell, which is the largest ringing bell in the world.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay.

Day 9: Mandalay

Continue our Mandalay’s exploration by visiting Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda where the world’s biggest book, the full Buddhist scriptures were carved in stone plaques. Admire the beautiful sunset on top of Mandalay Hill.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay.

Day 10: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Kalaw

After the flight to Heho, transfer to Pinyada to visit Pindaya limestone cave – a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images. Continue to Kalaw, the highland of Shan State. Spend the rest of the day to explore this high-altitude holiday resort with cool air, calm atmosphere, leafy and green streets and hills.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kalaw.

Day 11: Kalaw

Start out exciting trek tour to Pein Hne Pin village to experience the village life and local plantation of potatoes, sesames, oranges and tea. Enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery and a picnic lunch during our 4 hour trek.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kalaw.

Day 12: Kalaw – Inle

Transfer to Inle Lake – the heart of Shan State and a major tourist attraction of Myanmar. Enjoy the boat trip to Phaungdawoo Pagoda and Ngaphechaung Monastery which is also known as “Monastery of Jumping Cats”. Travel to Nampan village to discover local silk-weaving and cigar-making.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle.

Day 13: Inle Lake - Indein

Explore the unique floating markets called the “Five Days Market” organized in different locations where you can enjoy shopping and experience local culture. Enjoy a boat ride to the temple of Indein, located on the hill overlooking the lake.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle.

Day 14: Heho – Thandwe – Ngapali Beach

Take a flight from Heho to Thandwe where you will be transferred to Ngapali, the most famous beach in Myanmar and an attractive tourist destination. Enjoy your time strolling along the unspoiled and private beach, or dipping in the beautiful emerald water.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ngapali.

Day 15: Ngapali Beach

Ngapali free time – you may enjoy your free time to fully explore this beautiful beach. There are plenty of things to do, from swimming to water sports and boat ride to the famous Pearl Island. Ngapali also offers the best seafood cuisine in Myanmar.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ngapali.

Day 16: Ngapali Beach

Ngapali free time – you may enjoy your free time to fully explore this beautiful beach.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ngapali.

Day 17: Thandwe – Yangon

Enjoy your last day relaxing on the beach before taking a flight back to Yangon.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon.

Day 18: Yangon Shopping & Departure

Enjoy some shopping at Yangon’s Scott Market until being transferred to the airport for your flight home. Farewell to Myanmar, we hope you enjoyed your time and will be leaving this country with countless memorable stories and captivating pictures of the entire journey.

If you would like to continue visiting other destinations in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, please feel free to contact our friendly travel consultant for further information and get a free quote.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

IMPORTANT

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Private tours and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Private transportation with air-conditioning.
  • Domestic flights: Yangon – Bagan, Mandalay – Heho, Heho – Thandwe, Thandwe – Yangon.
  • English speaking guides in every destination.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Private boat for Mingun & Inle trip.
  • Half-day trekking trip.
  • International flights.
  • Other meals which do not mention in the itinerary.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels/resorts.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tipping for guides and drivers.
  • Compulsory personal travel insurance.
  • Myanmar Visa fees (contact our travel consultant for further information).
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change.
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel.

Remark:
Please be aware that flight times, hotels, logistical services and days of travel are all subject to availability and modifications outside of our control. When there are cancellations or delays, Far East Vacation will make a conscientious effort to secure alternative arrangements of similar value to those in our booking agreement with the customer.

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