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Myanmar (Burma)

Saturday 04 April 2020


Itinerary

Day 01

Saturday 04 April 2020

(B)

Take flight from Kolkata to Yangon. Upon arrival at Yangon International airport, post immigration and customs you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.

Stay at Wyndham Grand Hotel

Day 02

Sunday 05 April 2020

(B)

After breakfast, we will head out for full day visit.
One of the landmarks, Sule Paya Stupa – built over 2,000 years ago. Then, we will visit the National Museum where Myanmar’s ancient heritage and culture are on display. (Lunch on your own)
After that, we will visit the focal point of numerous historical events in the city – Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to view its magnificent reclining Buddha, and Karaweik Hall to marvel at the uniquely decorated “Hamsa-bird-shaped” on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake. We complete the day with a visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments, the Shwedagon Pagoda, a gold covered bell dome structure that dominates the city’s skyline. Legend has it that strands of sacred Buddha’s hair are enshrined here. The Shwedagon is an iconic symbol of the country.
Stay at Wyndham Grand Hotel

Day 03

Monday 06 April 2020

(B)

After breakfast, we take transfer to Yangon airport for the domestic flight to Bagan.
On arrival, we begin our journey into the Ancient Kingdom of Bagan. We start with a visit to the Nyaung U Market, the largest market in the Bagan region, to get a glimpse into the local life.
We also see how cottage industries like brick making are carried out with traditional methods. We continue to the gilded Shwezigon Stupa, purported to contain a holy tooth relic of the Buddha. And then Kyansitha Umin, a cave temple, the long dimly lit corridors are decorated with frescoes, some believed painted by Tartar invaders during the Mongol occupation after 1287.

After lunch, we visit Gubyaukgyi (Wet-Kyi-Inn), this 13th-century ‘cave temple’ has an Indian-style spire like the Mahabodhi Paya in Bagan. It is interesting for the fine frescoes of scenes from the Jatakas.
Then we proceed to see Htilominlo Temple to learn how Burmese sand paintings are created. The day’s temple tour continues with a visit to the beautifully symmetric and majestic Ananda Temple with its four standing Buddha images that seem to gaze at the viewer with fixed serenity wherever the viewer stands. After that we visit Dhamayangyi Temple, the largest temple of Bagan with the thickest walls and the Sulamani Temple. Later, we proceed to Bupaya to watch the sunset over the famous Ayeyarwaddy River. Stay at Tharabar Gate Hotel

Day 04

Tuesday 07 April 2020

(B)

After breakfast, we learn how Bagan’s famous lacquer ware crafts are produced in Myingaba Village, and then go to Myazedi Temple. Closely, the Myingaba Gubyaukgyi Temple is a sight to behold, housing Bagan’s best preserved mural paintings of the Buddha’s Jataka reincarnations. Manuha Temple, built by the Mon king in the 1300s, represents his time in captivity under the Bagan king. And then we visit the Dhamayazeka Zedi, providing panoramic views of the temple studded plains of Bagan.

It is worth a look around for bamboo and wood houses built long ago. Laymyetnat Temple and Payathonzu with Minnanthu Village are of a later period than those in Central Bagan. Nanda-Man-Nya Temple, It is a single-chambered temple has very fine frescoes and a ruined, seated Buddha image. Tayok Pye Paya is a large temple, built by Narathihapate (1256-1287) who is known as the king who fled from the Mongolian invasion, thus ‘Tayok Pye’ in Myanmar.

Stay at Tharabar Gate Hotel

Day 05

Wednesday 08 April 2020

(B)

After breakfast, you will be transfer to Bagan airport for the domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, you will visit the Artisan Quarters, where some of the oldest craftsmanship are showcased.
We observe the process of pounding gold leaf, detailing teakwood carvings and embroidering Myanmar tapestry dating back to the last dynasty of Myanmar. We also see how bronze and marble Buddha statues are carved, cast and molded.

Post lunch we proceed to major highlights of the city: the sacred Mahamuni Pagoda, housing one of the most significant Buddha images covered in several tons of gold leaf and the crown prize in wars between competing kingdoms; the Golden Palace Monastery, the sole surviving Royal Palace building in Mandalay, offering a glimpse of the original style and architecture of the Myanmar royal.

At the end of the day tour you will visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda, a compound housing Buddha’s teachings carved in the sacred Pali script on stone tablets and regarded as the world’s largest book in terms of surface area. We end our day with sunset panoramic views over city skyline on Mandalay Hill, the highest point of the city.

Stay at Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort.

Day 06

Thursday 09 April 2020

(B)

After breakfast, we drive about 15km to Ava (Inwa), the ancient capital of Shan and Burmese kingdoms for over four centuries. Crossing the Myit Nge River by ferry, the small roads of Ava are explored by horse-drawn carts. You wil visit the Bagaya Teak Monastery, over three hundred years old yet well preserved and still in use by local monks; the Nanmyin Watch Tower, the last standing structure of the Ava dynasty palace compound also known as the “Leaning Tower of Ava”; and the Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, a 300-year old architectural wonder with graceful archways.

After lunch, you will visit the Ancient Kingdom of Sagaing, located across the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. from the Sagaing Hills, you will enjoy views of the hillside dotted with countless pagodas and pay a special visit to a monastery to learn about the life of Buddhist devotees.

After that we visit yet another beautiful ancient capital, Amarapura, famous for its textile industries. There, we visit a cottage industry workshop to learn how Myanmar longyis and traditional fabrics are woven. Continuing to the Ubein Bridge, a simple yet remarkable teak structure that spans 1,2km over Taungtaman Lake.

Ubein Bridge, silhouetted by the setting sun, is a magical experience and a photographer’s dream.
Stay at Stay at Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort.

Day 07

Friday 10 April 2020

(B)

Post breakfast, you will be transferred to Mandalay airport for the domestic flight to Heho, a quiet transit town in the beautiful hills of Shan State, northeast of Yangon.
En route to Inle Lake, we stop at a local family workshop to learn how Shan umbrellas and paper are made by traditional methods using fibers of mulberry trees. You will take a 1-hour drive to Inle Lake that descends through the valley with views of the Shan mountains and rice paddy fields. After checking into the hotel, we embark on afternoon explorations of Inle Lake.

Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, the home of some of the country’s most sacred Buddha statues covered in gold leaf. We also make a visit to the Inpawkhon Weaving Village to learn how local silks, linens and lotus fabrics are handmade and crafted. We visit Nampan Village, local craftsmen show us how Burmese cigars, or “Cheroots,” are traditionally packed and rolled.

Stay at Novotel Inle Resort.

Day 08

Saturday 11 April 2020

(B)

Post breakfast you head out for journey by boat, following the currents of a small river to reach the Inndein Pagoda Complex, a site that makes us feel as if we’ve stepped through a forgotten portal in time. To access the complex, we walk through verdant bamboo groves that open up to a field covered with the ancient pagodas constructed over 1,000 years ago. We boat back to the Inle lake and take transfer to Nyaung Shwe town. Later we head for approx 1hr drive to Heho airport for the domestic flight to Yangon. On arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Stay at Stay at Wyndham Grand Hotel.

Day 09

Sunday 12 April 2020

(B)

Post breakfast, you will visit Bogyoke (Scotts) Market, where hundreds of gemstone, handicrafts, art, clothes and food stores are tucked in a maze of color.
If you are interested in traditional hand-made unique and quality products created by locals, you could also visit Pomelo for Myanmar and that also supports local communities.

In the afternoon, transfer to Yangon international airport for your flight to India.

Cost per person on twin sharing basis for a minimum of 4 adults:

Rs 24000 + US$ 1395

 

Highlight of the Program

  • Visiting the highlight of Mandalay, Bagan, Inle and Yangon
  • Experience about Myanmar culture and religious
  • Memorable experience with trishaw ride at the foot of Mandalay hill
  • Pleasant sunset view in the Irrawaddy River in Bagan

 

Inclusions

  • Private tours and transfers with air conditioned vehicles as specified in our itinerary.
  • All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Fantastic boat trip in Inle lake
  • English speaking (station) tour guide
  • Lodging with breakfast as specified in the itinerary
  • 2 bottles of water & 2 refreshing towels per passenger per day
  • Luggage handling fees at airports
  • International airfare ex-Kolkata on Indigo at prevailing cost
  • E-visa, insurance premium, bank fee, GST

 

Exclusions / Notes

  • Change in any international or domestic (within Burma) airfare, Visa charges, Government taxes, exchange rate, Airport taxes & Air Schedule are subject to change by the relevant authorities. Any extra cost incurred due to flight change, rescheduling or cancellations has to be borne by the participant
  • Personal expenses, Camera fees and mini bar charges at hotels
  • Early check-in and late check-out charges at hotels (according to the hotel policies)
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Tips and gratuity for guide and driver (You can pay as you please and no limit)
  • Other visits not mentioned in itinerary
  • No service is booked at the moment hence Airfare, Accommodation etc as prevailing at the time of conformation will be applicable.
  • Exchange rate as prevailing on the date of transaction will be applicable.
  • Cost is based on 4 adults travelling together
  • Booking cancellations charges will be applicable.

 

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