Myanmar River Journeys

Yangon/ Bagan/ Mandalay Stopover with Inle Extension

TOUR CODE GVD_PP3.5
YANGON / BAGAN / MANDALAY STOPOVER  WITH INLE EXTENSION
Duration: 5 nights / 6 Days

DAY 1 BEFORE THE CRUISE
Rangoon ( Yangon)

International arrival to Yangon, transfer to the Hotel. Lunch in the hotel. In the afternoon orientation tour of the city ending with the visit of the most enchanting and spectacular Pagoda of Myanmar: the Shwedagon. Overnight at the historic Strand Hotel or Chatrium Hotel (or similar 4 stars hotel).

DAY 2 BEFORE THE CRUISE
RANGOON (YANGON) – BAGAN (BY FLIGHT)

Early morning transfer to the airport. Flight to Bagan, one of the Asia’s most important archaeological sites and one out of two most eminent religious old cities in South East Asia. The sightseeing startswith a visit to Nyaung Oo market – a typical local market; followed by visits to most distinctive pagodas such asShwezigon Pagoda – the holiest one believed to be enshrined with Buddha tooth and hair; Gubyaukgyi Temple(Wetkyiinn village) – the 13th century ‘cave temple’ with fine frescoes of scenes from Jakatas; Anada Temple –one of the masterpieces surviving and remaining in Bagan and considered to be in the Mon architecture style.Afternoon, we will visit a lacquer ware factory followed by a visit to local village. We will view the sunset from the top of one of the temples.Overnight at Tharabar or Thiripitsaya Hotel or similar.

DAY 3 BEFORE THE CRUISE
BAGAN (EMBARK THE SHIP)

Transfer to the Jetty.

DAY 1 AFTER THE CRUISE
MANDALAY

Visit centralMandalay:Mahamuni Pagoda, the workshops of gold leave making, tapestry making, woodcarving, marble carving and bronze casting. Lunch at a local restaurant.After Lunch, we visit Golden Monestry, Kuthodaw Payawhich contains the world's biggest bookand Mandalay Hill where spiraling staircases lead to sweeping views of the city and its temples and enjoy sunset over the hill. Overnight at the Mandalay Hill Resort or similar.

DAY 2 AFTER THE CRUISE
MANDALAY - HEHO - INLE LAKE

After early breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for flight to Heho. Transfer from the Heho airport to the hotel by the lake shore.
Inle Lake, located 900 meters above sea level surrounded by beautiful mountains of the Shan plateau, is the home land of the Inthar tribe famous not only for their unique leg-rowing style and fishing me¬thod but also for the floating gardens used as vegetable plantations. If by chance today coincides with the market day, we will visit the regional market which is held on a 5 days rotation basis in different areas of the Lake. We will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda – famous for its richly gilded five small Buddha images; Ngaphechaung monastery (also known as jumping cat monastery) was built more than one and a half century ago and features a number of interesting old Buddha Images; silk and cotton weaving cottages and black smith. Overnight at Inle Lake Resort or similar.

DAY 3 AFTER THE CRUISE
INDEIN – HEHO – YANGON

We explore the southern part of the Lake by boat sailing through small twisting and turning creeks to reach Indein village. This small village located on the southwestern bank of the lake is famous for its ruined clusters of pagodas dated back to 16th century. The tranquil peaceful ambience and the ruins overgrown with bushes will bring you centuries back. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Yangon.  Check in to the historic Strand Hotel or Chatrium Hotel (or similar 4 stars hotel).

DAY 4 AFTER THE CRUISE
YANGON - DEPARTURE

In the morning drive through Colonial downtownand visit the 1926-built Bogyoke Aung San market (formerly Scott’s Market) dominated by antique, Burmese handicraft and jewellery shops, art galleries, and clothing followed by Sule Paya. International departures.

 

RATES

Pre/Post Cruise Package (GVD_PP3.5)

 

Note: Due to the high demand of hotel rooms in Myanmar, the rates are fluctuating. Therefore the pre/post tour prices will be given at the time of booking only.

Yangon Package Price Includes:

  • bullet Hotels accommodation
  • bullet Meals
  • bullet Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • bullet English Speaking Guide
  • bullet All Entrance Fees
  • bullet Transfers
  • bullet Flights as mentioned in the program

Yangon Package Price Excludes:

  • bullet Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • bullet health-accident-baggage or travel protection
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