Grand Myanmar History Tour (7 days 6 nights)

Related Destinations, Myanmar

Tour code: MYHC
Day 1: Arrival in Yangon
Day 2: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (Coach)
Day 3: Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – Yanogn (Coach)
Day 4: Yangon – Bagan (Flight)
Day 5: Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay (Flight)
Day 6: Mandalay – Yangon (Flight)
Day 7: Yangon departure

Day 1 Arrival in Yangon (D)
Arrival at Yangon International Airport. You will be welcomed by an experienced English Guide and transfered to your hotel. Visit Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, covered with 90 tons of gold. Dinner with Cultural Show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon

Day 2 Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (Coach ) (B,L,D)
Early Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Kyaikhtiyo – Golden Rock via Bago – ancient capital of Mons as well as Myanmar Second Dynasty (Hansawaddy Dynasty) situated about 80 km north-east of Yangon. Continue to Kin Pun “base camp” then proceed to Kyaikhtiyo, the Golden Rock, a huge boulder completely covered by gold leave sand delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. From Kin Pun, a steep and rough 11 km dirt road leads to the upper staging point, a journey made in open trucks, which are compulsory and very crowded. From the “upper area”, travelers must at present walk the final stage, approximately 4 km up steep paths, which ascend some 500m to the Golden Rock. As an easier alternative to walking, visitors can be carried in sedan chairs by four porters at an extra cost of approximately US$ $15 p.p. Watch the beauty of the sunset or dawn at this important pilgrimage site.Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.

Day 3 Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – Yanogn (Coach) (B,L,D)
Early Breakfast at hotel. Descend from Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda – Golden Rock and proceed to Bago. On arrival at Bago, visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda – the highest & one of the most venerated pagodas in Myanmar, Shwethalyaung Pagoda – (55 meters long) a colossal lifelike reclining Buddha image.On the way back to Yangon, Kyaikpun Pagoda – four gigantic Buddha Images and visit Htaukkyant World War II Cemetery – the Allied War Memorial Cemetery has 27,000 tombstones of Allied soldiers who lost their lives in Myanmar during the World War II. The cemetery is peaceful and beautifully tended. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.

Day 4 Yangon – Bagan (Flight) (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for morning flight to Bagan. Arrive Bagan and check in at the hotel. Bagan, one of Asia’s most popular archaeological destinations and one out of two most preeminent religious old cities in South East Asia. The sightseeing starts with a visit to Nyaung U market – a typical local market; followed by visits to most distinctive pagodas such as Shwezigon 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; Ananda Temple – one of the masterpieces surviving and remaining in Bagan and considered to be in the Mon architecture style; Thatbyinnyu Temple- the highest building on the Bagan plain. Manuha, Nanbaya, Dhamanyangyi Temple- built by King Narathu in 12th century which displayed the finest brickwork in Bagan. A visit to the lacquer ware factory followed by a visit to local village. Enjoy sunset over bagan from ShwesandawPagoda. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel in Bagan.

Day 5 Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay (Flight) (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for morning flight to Mandalay, the spiritual heart of Myanmar. On the way to Mandalay, stop at Amarapura- the “City of Immortals” and visit the 150 year old Mahagandayon Monastery, a famous Buddhist Learning Center. It is home to a thousand monks, who will form a procession as they go to take their noon and final meal of the day at 10:30. Continue to U Bein Wooden Bridge built in 1782. And visit the Myanmar traditional hand-weaving silk workshop.In the Afternoon, Sightseeing in Mandalay – the last capital of Myanmar Kingdom, includes Mahamuni Buddha Image – believed to be cast in bronze in front of Buddha himself and nowadays gilded with thick gold leaf; gold leaf hammering, marble carving, and tapestry making, Shwenandaw monastery – still existing masterpiece of last Myanmar kingdom’s architecture in teak and wood carving; Kuthodaw Pagoda – renowned as the world’s largest book; and Mandalay Hill – regarded a natural watch tower in the plain region of Mandalay – to view the sunset.Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight Stay at hotel in Mandalay.

Day 6 Mandalay – Yangon (Flight) (B,L,D)
After breakfast, take the morning flight back to Yangon. Upon Arrival, visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda where the biggest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar (73m long) is situated. Continue sightseeing tour that includes the old Colonial-style City Centre, the gilded Sule Pagoda, dating back over two thousand years.In the Afternoon, visit to Bogyoke Market used to be called Scott Market, the largest market in Yangon with time to browse among the hundreds of stalls for souvenir bargains, arts & crafts souvenir shopping center.Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 7 Yangon departure (B)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for departure flight.

Low season prices:
Apr. May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept.

Hotel Category Price (2-5 Passengers) Price (6-9 Passengers) Single Supplement
3 Star $1,690 $1,490 $320
4 Star $1,990 $1,850 $639
5 Star $2,130 $1,950 $765

High season prices:
Oct, Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar.

Hotel Category Price (2-5 Passengers) Price (6-9 Passengers) Single Supplement
3 Star $1,790 $1,590 $425
4 Star $2,290 $1,990 $830
5 Star $2,380 $2,190 $950

The prices for the above itinerary are quoted net per person in USD based on Multi passengers in Double/Twin room. All prices are subject to change in case of increase to fuel surcharges, taxes, transportation costs, entrance fees etc.

Service included:
• Myanmar domestic flights
• Accommodation in Double/Twin bedded rooms with daily breakfast
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Cost for Open Truck in Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)
• Domestic Airfares (Domestic Airfares are subject to change without prior notice)
• Domestic Boat fares as per Itinerary
• All entrance fees
• Transfers and tours with Local English Speaking Guide
• Transportation by air-conditioned cars

Service excluded:
• Early check in and late check-out from hotel
• Meals: not listed in the program
• Visa Fees
• Supplement Charges for other language Guides on request (French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish etc.)
• Tips
• Travel insurance
• International Airfares
• Expenditure of personal nature, such as porter charges, camera fees, drinks, souvenirs, laundry etc.
• International airport tax in Yangon (US$10.- per person)
• Services not listed in above inclusions

• Price could be changed while booking is outside the validation time above through the changes of service from other third parties. Contact us for updating the most accurate price.

• Only one extra bed shall be provided per room, to the 3rd Adult/Child sharing the room.

• Please note that credit cards and traveller cheques are not accepted in Myanmar and that visitors are strongly advised to carry the sufficient cash (best in US Dollars, but Euros also increasingly accepted) to change and make any purchases and payments. Please bring new US Dollar bills (“big heads” instead of “small heads”) and with series numbers not starting with CB as these are not accepted in Myanmar due to rumours these series are counterfeit.

• Furthermore please inform passengers that they should NOT change money at the exchange booth at the airport just after immigration, as the market rate in town is MUCH better.

• Travellers to Myanmar are required to have a travel insurance covering the cost of medical evacuation flights.

• Visas are required by all visitors to Myanmar. A visa must be obtained before entering Myanmar.

• European and Thai Food are available only in Yangon.

• Vegetarian, Indian meals and Muslim Halal meals shall be organized on request.

• Scott Market is CLOSED on Mondays.

• Please be advised that the check out time at all hotels is at 12:00 pm and check-in time at hotel is at 2:00 pm.

• Please be punctual for airport transfers and tours as per time stated in the itinerary.

• No refunds will be entertained for unutilized services.

• The schedules of domestic flights in Myanmar are provided as an indication only. Once a booking is confirmed we can provide more precise timings, but these remain nevertheless subject to change without notice by the airlines until travelling date. It might therefore in some cases be necessary to amend your program and itinerary due to such schedule changes. We thank you for your understanding.

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Yangon Panorama Hotel Kandawgyi Palace Chatrium Yangon
Kyaikhtiyo Mountain Top Hotel Mountain Top Hotel Mountain Top hotel
Bagan Shew Yee Pwint Tharabar Gate Bagan Aureum Palace Resort
Mandalay Gold Yadanar Hotela Mandalay Hill Resort Mandalay Hill Resort