9 Days in Myanmar – Myanmar Tour with Pandaw cruise (MDL-BGN) – ASIA EZ TRAVELS

9 Days in Myanmar – Myanmar Tour with Pandaw cruise (MDL-BGN)

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Description

Yangon - Mandalay (4 nights Pandaw) – Bagan - Heho – Inle Lake -Yangon

(9 Days/ 8 Nights)

 

Overview:

Starting from Yangon, this trip will take you to all the unique places Myanmar has to offer. You will discover a world unlike any other, an ancient city of Amarapura, river journey experience in Pandaw cruise, the land of thousand pagodas in Bagan, the floating villages of Inle Lake and many more.

Itinerary Details

DAY 01. YANGON ARRIVAL ( – / L / D )

Upon arrival at the Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by Asia EZ Tour guide. You will be transfer to your hotel, for a chance to relax and refresh.

Visit first to the magnificent reclining Buddha CHAUK HTAT GYI Pagoda.

We stop by KARAWEIK HALL, a unique golden barge on KANDAWGYI (Royal Lake) for taking photos. It is a place of perfect view of Shwedagon Pagoda.

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. Once sunset arrives, glittering in the dark skyline, SHWEDAGONE PAGODA is indeed a sight to behold.

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


DAY 2. YANGON – MANDALAY – PANDAW (SAGAING) (B /L / D)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, you will drive to visit the scared MAHAMUNI PAGODA, one of the famous and a giant glittering golden Buddha statue in Mandalay.

Proceed touring to the SAGAING HILL, with over 600 white painted pagodas, monasteries and nunnery. If Mandalay is the economic centre of middle Myanmar, Sagaing is the religious centre of Myanmar. It is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centres. Visit to the SWAN OO PONE NYA SHIN, U MIN THONE SAE and KAUNG MU TAW Pagodas.

After lunch, transfer to the Sagaing jetty (Lay Kyun Man Aung) and embark your ship at Sagaing at 16.00 followed by dinner. Moor overnight at Sagaing.

Overnight stay in Pandaw cruise.

https://www.pandaw.com


DAY 3 PANDAW – YANDABO (B /L / D)

Explore Yandabo village, famous for its production of terracotta pottery from the river bank clay.

This village is well-known as the place where the first Anglo-Burmese war ended by the peace treaty signed in 1826. Morning walking tour and a visit to a pottery workshop to see first-hand the production process. This is a hands-on experience which you are welcome to try.

Visit the Pandaw supported Yandabo School (if no school holidays). Moor overnight at Shwe Tan Tit village.

Lunch and Dinner on board.

Overnight stay in Pandaw cruise.

https://www.pandaw.com


DAY 4 PANDAW – PAKKOKU – AYARDAW (B /L / D)

Explore Pakokku, experiencing the local market and town centre by Tuk Tuk. Sail to the Ayardaw charity clinic supported by Pandaw. Afternoon walk around the village.

Pakkoku is a city of about 100,000 inhabitants located 30 km from Pagan. Main produce are tobacco, cotton, peanuts, Thanatkha (traditional make-up and sun lotion) and textiles. Visit Pakokku’s main market by Tuk Tuk.

Stop at a cheroot workshop and discover how traditional cheroot cigars are made.
Moor overnight at Tant Chi village.

Lunch and Dinner on board.

Overnight stay in Pandaw cruise.

https://www.pandaw.com


DAY 5 PANDAW –TANT CHI TAUNG – SALAY (B /L / D)

Drive up the winding road of the Tant-Chi-Taung Mountain to visit the hill top stupa. On the way back, watch a traditional paper-mache elephant dance performed by the villagers from Tant-Chi.

Sail to Salay, a small town which was once a bustling trading port, now a sleepy village filled with colonial architectural treasures and timeless teak monasteries.

Walk from the ship to Yoke-Sone Kyaung, the best-known teak carved monastery in Burma, stopping at Salay House on return.
Moor overnight at Salay.

Lunch and Dinner on board.

Overnight stay in Pandaw cruise.

https://www.pandaw.com


DAY 6 PANDAW –SALAY – BAGAN (B /L / D)

Morning cruise upstream from Salay to Pagan. Disembark after lunch.

Picked up by Asia EZ car and guide at Bagan Ayeyar Jetty.

We begin the tour with visit to the famous SHWEZIGONE Pagoda, considered the most wonderful and shouldn’t miss pagoda in Bagan.

Continuing the tour of famous pagodas in Bagan, we arrive at ANANDA Pagoda. Said to be the perfect pagoda, an architectural masterpiece, it hides dark stories. In pursuit of perfections, the King who commissioned it was rumour to execute any worker who did not perform up to expectations.

In the evening, we resume our journey on horse cart, THATBYINNYU, the highest Pagoda in Bagan, DHAMMAYANGYI, the largest Pagoda in Bagan.

Transfer to the hotel and check in.

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


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

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Heho. Upon arrival, drive (35 km – 1 ½ hrs) takes you to Nyaung Shwe city.

Then, transfer to your hotel by boat for take some relaxation and refreshments. 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.

PHAUNG DAW OO Pagoda, one of our stops, is the main sanctuary of INLE Lake. We can take a short walk to the many handicraft and textile stalls in the compound and a nearby boat house to see the royal barges used during the pagoda’s annual festival.

Other stops include NGA PHE KYAUNG MONASTERY, with a beautiful collection of ancient Buddha images and proceed visiting to the NAM PAN VILLAGE to observe the cheroot making factory and wooden boat making.

Finally, we head to the hotel in time to catch a beautiful sunset.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant on Inle Lake.

Dinner and you will be stay overnight hotel in Inle Lake.


DAY 8. INLE LAKE (INDEIN) (B /L / D)

After breakfast at your hotel, embark your boat and visit to the lake’s morning lively market. The market rotates its location around the lake’s villages in a 5-day rhythm and surrounding hill tribes who come to sell and trade their wares by boat.

(Note: market is daily except on dark-moon day and full-moon day and the market days depend on the market calendar).

Continue to visit the weaving village of INPAWKHON. The workshops in INPAWKHON produce some fine shawls, scarves and longyi in silk, cotton and threads drawn from the stems of lotus plants.

Then we are leading to the western shore of INDEIN PAGODA complex, where you can see the ancient Shan style pagodas enshrined white color stupas. We continue on foot to a village nearby where several crops are grown in traditional ways. Walk in an easy pace along one of the many creeks passing through rice fields to the villages of SAE MA.

In the late afternoon, after interacting with the people in the villages and traveling to one of the monasteries, we will return by boat to your hotel in INLE Lake. On the way back, en-route stop visiting at the Padaung women (long neck ladies) in Ywa Ma village.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant on Inle Lake.
Dinner and you will be stay overnight hotel in Inle Lake.


DAY 9. HEHO – YAGNON -DEPARTURE (B /L / D)

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Heho airport for domestic flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, we spend the day visiting Yangon. 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 (closed on Mondays and Public Holidays). A must visit for tourist, here you can see rows of stalls selling hundreds of gemstone, handicrafts, art, clothes and food stores.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Yangon.

Transfer to the YANGON airport for international flight departure.

*** End of this Tour ***


OUR PACKAGE TOUR RATES ARE INCLUSIVE OF:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • All meals as specified in the program on table basis as (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Entrance fees or zone fees for visits mentioned in the program
  • Tours with English speaking throughout guide (from Yangon – Yangon) or English stationed guides as per program (other languages guide can be provided with additional charges)
    Note: Asia EZ guide does not accompany during Pandaw cruise
  • Maximum one Tour leader is free of charge in single room as of 15 full paying pax
  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Boat fares on Inle Lake
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling at the hotel and jetty transfers

 

NOT INCLUDED ARE:

  • Domestic Air fares (Yangon –Mandalay // Bagan – Heho – Yangon)
  • 4 night Pandaw (Mandalay – Bagan) cruise with full board meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee for Myanmar (note that pre-arranged visa is required for any tourists)
  • International Airfare
  • Entrance fees for the sites which are not mentioned in the program
  • Early check-in, late check-out. Normal check out time from hotels in Myanmar is 12 o’clock noon
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry etc.
  • Christmas and New Year’s dinner supplement (will be advised at time of booking)
  • Services which are not mentioned above

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