Myanmar Heritage and Culture Tour (5 days 4 nights)

Related Destinations, Myanmar

Tour Code: MYET
Day 1: Arrival in Yangon
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan (Flight)
Day 3: Bagan
Day 4: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Yangon (Flight)
Day 5: Yangon departure

Day 1 Arrival in Yangon (D)
Arrival at Yangon International Airport. Welcome by our well-experienced guide. Upon arrival, Visiting Sule Pagoda, Mahabandoola park, The Grand City Hall and old colonial buildings around city centre, and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit the 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. Proceed to Shwedagon Pagoda -described by Somerset Maugham: “The Shwedagon rose superb, glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city.” This massive bell-shaped stupa rises
nearly 100 meters above its hill-top surroundings. Wander through this magnificent structure and its courtyards, stupas, bells, temples, and Buddha images, and see religious and secular visitors from all parts of the globe. Shwedagon has become the symbol of Myanmar.Dinner with Cultural Show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2 Yangon – Bagan (Flight) (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for morning flight to Bagan. Arrive Bagan and transfer to 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 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. 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. Visit Shwesandaw or Mahazedi Pagoda to enjoy watching Stupa and Temple scenery then sunset over Bagan. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 3 Bagan (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel, visit Nyaung U market – a typical local market; proceed visit to one of most distinctive pagodas Shwezigon Pagoda – the holiest one believed to be enshrined with Buddha tooth and hair; Manuha Temple, Nanbaya. In the afternoon, continue to Myinkabar Gubyaukgyi Temple- well known for its wall painting depicting scenes from the Jataka, and take a boat ride along the Ayeyarwaddy river to discover the local life and view the sunset. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel in Bagan.

Day 4 Bagan – Mt. Popa – Yangon (Flight) (B,L,D)
Early breakfast at hotel, drive to Mount Popa, visit the great extinct volcano. Rising out of the shimmering heat, the solitary volcanic crag of Mt. Popa is home to Myanmar’s most powerful “nats”. Visit the Nat Museum with its life-sized statues of the 37 Nat Gods. Walk up the steps to the stupas and shrines that top the hill above the museum, seeing many pilgrims along the way. The way by the roadside can see the locals climbing up the palm tree and making jaggery. Drive back to Bagan and transfer to the airport for flight back to Yangon. Arrive at Yangon and transfer to the hotel. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 5 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 $1,135 $998 $195
4 Star $1,350 $1,190 $390
5 Star $1,530 $1,430 $580

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

Hotel Category Price (2-5 Passengers) Price (6-9 Passengers) Single Supplement
3 Star $1,190 $1,150 $290
4 Star $1,570 $1,350 $580
5 Star $1,690 $1,540 $680

Pricing:
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.

Location 3 star hotel 4 star hotel 5 star hotel
Yangon Panorama Hotel Kandawgyi Palace Chatrium Yangon
Bagan Shew Yee Pwint Tharabar Gate Bagan Aureum Place Resort