Explore Heritage & Leisure Tour – ASIA EZ TRAVELS

Explore Heritage & Leisure Tour

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Explore Heritage & Leisure Tour

Yangon –Bagan (Bike Tour) – Mount Popa – Heho – Inle Lake – Thandwe – Ngapali – Yangon (10 Days/ 9 Nights)

DAY 01.YANGON ARRIVAL ( – / L / D )

Upon arrival at the Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by Asia EZ Tour guide and ransfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon, visit to the Chauk Htet Gyi Pagoda, famous for housing an enormous 65 meter long reclining Buddha statue.

From there, our tour through Yangon city with a visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments; the 2,600 years old Shwedagone Pagoda. You will offer the lotus and lightening candles to Buddha.

Lunch and dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be stay overnight at the hotel in Yangon.


DAY 2. YANGON – BAGAN FULL DAY CITY TOUR (B /L / D)

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, we begin the tour with visit to the famous Shwezigone Pagoda, considered the most wonderful and shouldn’t miss pagoda in Bagan.

You will also visit to Wetkyi Inn Gupyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite mural paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple, noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.

Your visit also include to the Ananda Pagoda (an architectural masterpiece).

In the evening, we resume our journey on horse cart to the Thatbyinnyu ( the highest Pagoda in Bagan), Dhammayangyi (the largest Pagoda in Bagan).

Enjoy unforgettable sunset over the plains from the one of the sunset hill point.

Lunch and dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be stay overnight at the hotel in Bagan.


DAY 3. BAGAN (HALF DAY VISIT TO MONASTERY + HALF DAY BIKE TOUR) (B /L / D)

After breakfast at your hotel, meet with your Asian EZ guide and transfer to one of the monasteries in Bagan to observe the religious side of monks.

Enjoy special catered Lunch at the Monastery.

In the late afternoon, your bike is ready to explore the nearby villages of Bagan. You will pass through the ancient temples along the way and en-route stops walking around the local villages.

Complete a day by cruising sunset over the majestic Ayeyarwaddy River and return back to the hotel.

Dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be stay overnight at the hotel in Bagan.


DAY 4. BAGAN – SAT SAT YO VILLAGE – MOUNT POPA (B /L / D)

After breakfast at hotel, you will visit Sat Sat Yo Village which is a 45 mins drive from Bagan where village children wear an ancient hairstyle called “Sanyitwyne”. Before colonial times, all of the country’s boys and girls wore their hair in this manner. This village is the only place left in Myanmar where children still have their hair tied in this traditional style.

Proceed to Mt. Popa (75-90 minutes drive from Bagan), which is a place of great importance to the Burmese. It is believed to be the home to 37 Nats, ancient Burmese spirits.

Climbing the 777 stairs will bring you to the top of Mt. Popa.

At the base of the mountain, you can visit the number of teashops and interact with pilgrims from all over Myanmar and locals.

After visit, drive back to Bagan and stop at a local village to watch demonstrations of toddy and jaggery (palm wine and palm sugar) production. Free tastings are available but do hold on the palm wine as more is yet to come.

After around 30-40 minutes, we will stop at one of the famous the Palm production to enjoy the taste of the toddy juice (Sky Beer) with sunset over the plain of Bagan before transfer back to your hotel in Bagan.

Lunch at Popa Mountain Resort.

Dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be stay overnight at the hotel in Bagan.


DAY 5. BAGAN – HEHO – AYE THARYAR WINERY – INLE LAKE (B /L / D)

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the Nyaung U airport for domestic flight to Heho. Upon arrival, proceed to Ayetharyar Wine Estate (the sites of very first vinery in Myanmar, 29.2 km – 44 mins).

You will learn about wine, grape harvesting and taste the differences of grape varieties.

Then, drive back to Nyaung Shwe and transfer by boat to Inle Lake.

Lunch will be served at Ayetharyar Wine Yard with wine tasting.

Dinner will be served at your hotel and stay overnight at the hotel on the Lake.


DAY 6. INLE LAKE (B /L / D)

After breakfast at your hotel, today we attend a Cooking Class in Nyaung Shwe. You will be picked up from your hotel at 9am and brought to a local market where you will buy ingredients for the food you will prepare in the class.

After shopping, head to kitchen and prepare a delicious local style lunch with the guidance of your cooking mentor.

After a delicious lunch, we make an excursion by boat on Inle Lake to capture the magnificent scenery one last time before we send you to Nyaung Shwe Jetty.

Moving across the lake, we will pass through villages with stilted houses, cruise by floating gardens built up from strips of land and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Be on the lookout for fishermen uses unique leg-rowing technique to propel their boats while casting their nets. This is a technique you will not see anywhere else.

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, one of our stops, is the main sanctuary of Inle Lake.

Other stops include Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, with a beautiful collection of ancient Buddha images. Transfer back to hotel.

Dinner will be served at your hotel and stay overnight at the hotel on the Lake.


DAY 7. INLE LAKE – HEHO – THANDWE – NGAPALI (B /L / D)

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the Heho airport for domestic flight to Thandwe. Upon arrival, provided share airport transfer by hotel in Ngapali.

Ngapali, which is a fantastic and most beautiful beach in Myanmar. It has crystal clear water with blue colouring with white sands, the fresh breeze air makes you to be healthy. It has many small nearer islands such as Pearl Island, Maung Shwe lay, Kyauk Kalat Islands that you can visit by boat in day trip.

Rest of the day will be free is at your leisure.

Lunch and Dinner will be served at your hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Ngapali.


DAY 8. NGAPALI (B /L / D)

After breakfast at your hotel, day will be free is at your leisure.
Lunch and Dinner will be served at your hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Ngapali.


DAY 9. THANDWE – YANGON (CIRCULAR TRAIN) (B /L / D)

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Thandwe airport for domestic flight to Yangon.

Upon arrival, visit to the Sule Pagoda, which is located at the heart of Yangon down town area. Proceed stroll through to the Bogyoke Aung San Market known as Scott Market.

Then, heading to the central train station, take a circular commuter train ride (about 45 mins) around Yangon city.  After experience the train ride,  drop off and transfer back to your hotel by car.

You may also visti to the Karaweik Hall, a unique golden barge on Kandawgyi (Royal Lake) for taking photos.

Lunch and dinner will be served at a local restaurant and overnight stay at the hotel in Yangon.


DAY 10. DEPARTURE YANGON (B /- /-)

After breakfast, you will be free is at your leisure until your departure flight. Your Asia EZ guide and car will remain at your disposal until such time.

Lunch will be on your own account

*** End of this Tour ***


INCLUSION:

  • Accommodation in a share twin or double room at the hotel with daily breakfast
  • All meals as specified in the program on table basis
  • Entrance fees or zone fees for visits mentioned in the program
  • English speaking local guide
  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Horse cart in Bagan,
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling at the hotel transfers
  • Bottled drinking water & refreshing towels in normal quantities

EXCLUSION:

  • Domestic airfare unless booked
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee for Myanmar (note that pre-arranged visa is required for any tourists)
  • International Airfare
  • Balloons Over Bagan unless booked
  • Entrance fees for the sites which are not mentioned in the program
  • Early check-in / late check-out.
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry etc.
  • Christmas and New Year’s dinner supplement
  • Services which are not mentioned above

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