27 September 2016

Yangon Tours and Cruises

Classic Myanmar tour - 5 Days

This short tour is the perfect introduction to the enchanting country of Myanmar

This five-day tour takes in Myanmar's most spectacular temples and breathtaking natural landscapes, as well as giving you an authentic insight into everyday life in the country, with visits to off-the-beaten-track markets and local craft workshops.

Tour Highlights

  • Yangon    ·
  • Mandalay    ·
  • Bagan    ·

Full Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Yangon

Your tour begins today as you're met on arrival at Yangon Airport and transferred to your hotel. Once you've checked in, you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore Myanmar's former capital. You may like to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most striking religious monuments in South-East Asia. If time permits, you'll take a guided walk through Yangon’s Chinatown and visit some of the city's colonial buildings, as well as Bogyoke Aung San Market, which sells a huge range of handicrafts. In the early evening, you'll visit the truly spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda, covered with hundreds of gold plates and encrusted with 4,531 diamonds.

Deluxe Governor's Residence Standard Grand United Ahlone Superior Chatrium Hotel

Day 2: Yangon to Mandalay

Early this morning you'll transfer to the airport for your flight to Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, known as the country's cultural capital. Your first stop here will be Amarapura township, formerly Myanmar's capital, where you'll visit the iconic U Bien’s Bridge, which spans Taungthaman Lake and is the longest teak footbridge in the world. This afternoon you'll visit the spiritually important Mahamuni Pagoda, which houses one of Myanmar's most famous seated Buddha images, and the Shwenandaw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery), before continuing to Kuthodaw Pagoda, which is said to house the world's largest book: 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist scriptures. You'll end the day with a drive to the top of Mandalay Hill to watch the sun set over the city.

Deluxe Rupar Mandalar Standard Best Western Estern Palace Superior Mandalay Hill Resort

Day 3: Mandalay to Bagan

Early this morning you'll transfer to the airport for your flight to Bagan. Bagan boasts more than 2,000 pagodas, temples and monasteries; today you'll have the chance to explore some of the most spectacular, including Gubyauknge Temple, with its excellent stucco carvings, the impressive Htilominlo Pahto and Ananda Pahto, one the area's best-preserved temples. Bagan is also famous for its handicrafts and lacquerware, so after lunch you'll have the chance to visit a local workshop. As the sun begins to set, you'll climb to the top of one of the temples to take in the magnificent views.

Deluxe Bagan Lodge Standard Areindamar Hotel Superior Hotel Tharabar Gate

Day 4: Bagan

This morning begins with a visit to the bustling Nyaung Oo market to see the variety of fresh produce for sale. You'll also stop off at a local village to learn more about rural life here. After lunch in a local restaurant, you'll be able to visit some more stunning temples, travelling by horse cart or bicycle, which enables you to explore some of the lesser-visited areas which cannot be reached by car. You'll end the day with a sunset cruise on the Irrawaddy River before returning to your hotel.

Deluxe Bagan Lodge Standard Areindamar Hotel Superior Hotel Tharabar Gate

Day 5: Depart Bagan

This morning you'll transfer to the airport for your flight back to Yangon. Here you'll visit peaceful Kandawgyi Lake, and have time to explore the park that surrounds it and take a look at the Karaweik, a replica of a traditional royal barge. If time permits, you'll take an excursion to the huge reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Kyi before your tour ends as you head to the airport for your onward flight.

Prices

Standard fr £981pp

Superior fr £1066pp

Deluxe fr £1216pp

Valid between:

  • 01/05/2016 - 30/09/2016

Rates based on twinshare

Price includes

  • · 5 nights hotel accommodation including breakfast
  • · 4 lunches
  • · Local English speaking guides
  • · All transfers and sightseeing by AC vehicle
  • · Domestic flights
  • · Pony Cart in Bagan

NOT included

  • · International flights & visas

International flights not included unless otherwise stated

 
 
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