Myanmar

Grand Tour Tour

Myanmar – Grand Tour

Summary

Type: Grand Tour Tour

Duration: 14 Days

Best Time to Travel: October – April

Places you'll discover

Bagan
Inle Lake
Kalaw
Mandalay
Yangon



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Per person based on 2 people sharing
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    Myanmar – Grand Tour - Itinerary

    Find out just how much this amazing destination has to offer on this 12 day trip. Discover the fascinating aquatic lifestyle of Inle Lake, complete with ‘leg-rowing’ fishermen and floating gardens. Visit the ethnic villages near Kalaw Hill station and cruise along the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Bagan. Explore the former ancient capital of Ava and walk across the world’s longest wooden bridge. Enjoy sunset from a buddhist temple on Mandalay Hill and shop for souvenirs at Yangon’s bustling Scott’s Market. Enjoy!

    Day 1

    Arrive Yangon

    In the morning

    Arrive Yangon and transfer to your hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 2

    Yangon

    Yangon
    In the morning

    Explore fascinating Yangon including Custom House, The British Embassy, and the General Post Office.

    In the afternoon

    Visit Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda with its reclining Buddha, Little India and Chinatown.

    In the evening

    Visit the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 3

    Yangon – Mandalay

    In the morning

    Drive to see the Nat Shrine of the Car and witness a blessing. Continue to Mhawbi to visit Mahawihara monastery where about one thousand monks live and study.

    In the evening

    Return to Yangon fly to Mandalay.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 4

    Mandalay

    Mandalay
    In the morning

    Explore the sights of Mandalay: namely the Shwenandaw Golden Palace Monastery, Atumashi Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda featuring the ‘World’s Largest Book’.

    In the afternoon

    Visit Ava, a former capital from the 14th to 18th centuries. Later visit U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest wooden bridge. Return to Mandalay late afternoon.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 5

    Mandalay – Bagan

    In the morning

    Early departure to board a local boat for a full day cruise on the Irrawaddy.

    In the evening

    Arrive in Bagan as the sun is setting and transfer to your hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 6

    Bagan

    Bagan
    In the morning

    Full day’s exploration of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda and the magnificent Ananda Temple.

    In the afternoon

    Visit Minnathu village to gain an insight into local life.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 7

    Mandalay – Bagan

    In the morning

    Free day to relax at pool side or perhaps have an electric bike ride tour around the temples. There is the option of a sunrise balloon ride over the temples.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 8

    Bagan – Kalaw

    In the morning

    Fly to Heho followed by a drive to Kalaw. Learn about traditional ethnic minority life with village stops.

    In the afternoon

    Stop at Myin Ma Hti sandstone cave before continuing to Kalaw hill station.

    Included:
    Breakfast
    Lunch

    Day 9

    Kalaw

    Kalaw
    In the morning

    Excursion to a local elephant camp and reforestation project.

    In the evening

    Either explore the area with the elephant camp’s guide or learn about reforestation efforts.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 10

    Kalaw – Inle Lake

    In the morning

    Take the local train from Kalaw to Shwe Nyaung. Then drive to Inle Lake.

    In the afternoon

    Arrive at Inle Lake and transfer to your hotel, set in a tranquil spot by the lake.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 11

    Inle Lake

    Inle Lake
    In the morning

    Board a local boat to explore the lake and its inhabitants, witnessing ‘leg-rowing’ fishermen and the floating gardens where farmers grow a surprising variety of fruit and vegetables.

    In the afternoon

    Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 12

    Inle Lake

    In the morning

    Explore a morning market visited by people from surrounding villages and hill tribes. Cuise along verdant canals to ancient stupas.

    In the afternoon

    Return to the hotel and remainder of day is free.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 13

    Inle Lake – Yangon

    In the morning

    Fly to Yangon. Chance to do some souvenir shopping – Bogyoke Aung San Market, known formerly as Scott’s market is famed for its colonial architecture and cobblestone streets.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 14

    Yangon

    In the morning

    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.



    Additional Information

    What's Included?

    • Room accommodation in twin share
    • Private transportation by car/ minivan
    • Experienced English speaking Myanmar regional tour guides
    • Cool towels and drinking water in car / minivan
    • Daily breakfast, lunches and dinners as per itinerary
    • Entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Airport arrival and departure transfers
    • Internal flights as per the itinerary

    What's Not Included?

    • International Flights
    • Drinks during meals
    • Optional tours
    • Myanmar visa
    • Any personal expenses such as laundry, hotel phone

    Myanmar – Grand Tour Summary

    Details

    Type: Grand Tour

    Duration: 14 Days

    Best Time to Travel: October – April

    Places you'll discover

    Bagan
    Inle Lake
    Kalaw
    Mandalay
    Yangon
    FROM
    £1799
    Per person based on 2 people sharing

    Speak to our friendly Travel Experts

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