In the morning around 8:30 am, you will be picked up by your English Speaking local Tour Guide to spend the day exploring Yangon. For starters, you will enjoy a walk through downtown Yangon where most of the colonial buildings such as city hall, Mahabandoola park, high court and telegraphic office still holding an elegant beauty of Yangon. We will also stop by at the Strand Hotel to feel the warmth and atmosphere of British era. Continue to visit the grand synagogue with its soaring ceiling and graceful columns  in the centre of the downtown Yangon. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant where you can taste variety of real home cook Burmese food. After lunch, we head to Chaukhtutgyi Reclining Buddha Image and there you see the sparse pilgrims in silence. Also we will stop by at nearby monastery to learn about the life of Buddhist monk in Myanmar. This evening visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar’s most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz – a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this “Golden Land”. After visiting Shwedagon pagoda, transfer to you hotel and overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

Meals included: Lunch

Our Services Include:

  • Sightseeing with professional English speaking local tour guide
  • private air-conditioned vehicles with driver
  • Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
  • Drinking water and towel during excursion
  • Lunch

Tips to guide and driver are not included.

1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax 9 pax 10 pax
$ 107 $ 66 $ 57 $ 49 $ 46 $ 42 $ 40 $ 43 $ 41 $ 39

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel at 8:30 am and will be transferred to Yangon central railway station to take the circular train ride around Yangon. Circular train is a major transport for locals to commute within Yangon and the suburb. As the train moves slowly with it’s pace and stops by at a number of stations on the way, you will get a chance to mingle with the friendly locals and get glimpse into the daily life style. During this a few hours ride, you will see suddenly the whole of Myanmar farming products. We will get off one of the station and enjoy lunch at local restaurant where you can taste variety of real home cook Burmese food. After lunch, enjoy a walk through Yangon’s famous retreat on Inya Kan Baung where most of the Yangoners hang around for recreations and drive through to see some of the spectacular homes built for the Myanmar elite and try to get a glimpse of Aung San Suu Kyi’s home while heading back to visit Scott Market in downtown Yangon. Spend sometime at Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) market famous for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. It is one of the major bazaars in Yangon and built in 1926 by the British. You can buy from a simple Myanmar slipper to a jewelry crown there. In the evening, visit Yangon China Town to explore the evening fruit and vegetable market, a great place to witness the daily life of the local vendors and a number of gold shop in contrast. After visiting China town, you may wish to drop off at Strand road for variety of local foods or transfer back hotel.

Our Services Include:

  • Sightseeing with professional English speaking local tour guide
  • Private air-conditioned vehicles with driver
  • Ticket for Yangon circular train ride
  • Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
  • Drinking water and towel during excursion
  • Lunch

Tips to guide and driver are not included.

1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax 9 pax 10 pax
$ 99 $ 58 $ 50 $ 42 $ 40 $ 40 $ 38 $ 35 $ 34 $ 30

Yangon – Dala – Twente Day Return Tour 

In the morning around 8 am, you will be picked up by your English speaking local tour guide and transfer to the jetty where you will be taking double Decker ferry and cross the Yangon River to Dala, a busy town just opposite to Yangon central business district. There you will see complete different pictures of how life’s going on. Take a rickshaw ride around the town and it’s exciting to interact with the local people. Then, drive 24 km on the scenic road to Twente. On arrival in Twente, you will explore this tranquil town which is famous for its pottery. There, you will observe many local potteries using traditional methods to make their famous pots. Then, proceed to Shwesandaw Pagoda with its 75 meters high stupa before your return trip to Yangon. The tour will finish around 5pm and the car will transfer back to your hotel.

Meals included: Lunch

Our Services Include:

  • English speaking station guide
  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers
  • Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
  • Drinking water and towel during excursion
  • Rickshaw ride at Dala
  • Meals included lunch as mentioned in the program
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax 9 pax 10 pax
$ 153 $ 89 $ 71 $ 59 $ 54 $ 49 $ 46 $ 55 $ 51 $ 49

Pick up from your hotel and you will be transferred for Jetty for a private boat across the river Ayeywarwaddy to visit Mingun. The dedications of King Bodawpaya such as the unfinished Pathodawgyi Pagoda a brick counterpart of pyramid in Egypt and the Mingun Bell, the second largest bell in the world are the most prominent religious heritages. Then visiting the Myatheintan Pagoda, the best representation of the Universe, will refresh your tiredness and fatigue. After lunch, drive to Ava, 30-minute to the south of Mandalay, was known in the west as the Kingdom of Ava. Stop by a tributary and cross it with a ferry. Travel by pony-cart around Ava to Nanmyint leaning tower which gives a birds’ eye view of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River; Bagaya wooden monastery; Aungmyaybonza Monastery made of brick and stucco. Though the Royal Palace has gone, the Pagodas, Temples and Monasteries still remain. Return drive to Mandalay and see the silversmith work place on our way back to hotel. Transfer back to your hotel.

Meals included: Lunch

Princes Include:

  1. Lunch at local restaurant with standard menu
  2. Sightseeing with English speaking local tour guide
  3. Sightseeing by private air-con vehicle with drivers, as mentioned in program
  4. Mingun boat fees and Innwa pony cart fees
  5. Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
  6. Drinking water and towel during excursion

Pick up from your hotel and drive to Mt.Popa, an extinct volcano known as the abode of the legendary nats (naughty spirits!); a one hour drive. Here a temple complex sits perched atop the summit where, for the energetic, there is time to climb the 777 steps to the top of the hill or, for the less energetic, an opportunity to join the local pilgrims and participate in the festivities at the base. Mt.Popa is a natural place to learn about the nat, or spirit, as people traditionally believe that the custom of nat worship started here and it is still practiced here as although Myanmar is a Buddhist country they also practice spirit worship in the belief that it will bring about prosperity. Depart Mt.Popa return to Bagan and proceed to your hotel.

Meals Included: Lunch

Princes Include:

  1. Lunch at Poppa Mountain Resort with standard menu
  2. Sightseeing with English speaking local tour guide
  3. Sightseeing with private boat
  4. Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
  5. Drinking water and towel during excursion

Pick up from your hotel and set off on a 1½-hr drive to Pyin U Lwin (formerly known as Maymyo, named after Colonel May, a veteran of the Indian Mutiny and commander of the Bengal Regiment temporarily stationed here in 1887). Located a good 1000m above sea level, this former British hill station is home to a range of red-brick colonial buildings, and also famous for its delicious coffee. While ascending into the Shan mountains towards this old colonial holiday spot, make sure to stop to enjoy the picturesque views and visit a local vendor selling fresh strawberries and jams. When you arrive you will have the chance to explore the area with its local market and cafes downtown, before continuing on to the nearby Botanical Gardens, founded in 1915 by a British botanist, which cover an area of more than 170 acres of land and 70 acres of water. Stop to have lunch in the garden at December Farms. Make sure to try one of their delicious homemade yogurts, ice creams or milkshake for dessert. After lunch, you will also have the option of riding in a horse-drawn cart to the Thiri Myaing, formerly known as the Candacraig, a beautiful colonial mansion which was built in 1904 by the British Bombay Burma Timber Company for their expatriates. Return back to Mandalay in the early evening. And transfer to your hotel.

Princes Include:

  1. Lunch at local restaurant with standard menu
  2. Sightseeing with English speaking local tour guide
  3. Sightseeing by private air-con vehicle with drivers, as mentioned in program
  4. Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
  5. Drinking water and towel during excursion

Set off this morning from your lakeside hotel for Sagar, the far southern region of Inle Lake and one of the most beautiful places in the Shan State, with the mountains forming a backdrop for the small villages and fishermen on the water. The area was only recently opened to tourists in 2003.

The boat journey takes 2.5-3 hours but is full of fabulous views and home to many unique species of birds, both indigenous and migratory. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Upon arriving in Sagar area there are several stops that will be made (the order will depend on the time, other tourist boats and activity in the villages) The main highlight for many travelers are the ‘sunken’ stupas of Sagar- 108 stupas from the 16-17th centuries that are partially underwater for a few months a year. There is also a local monastery and village that can be visited here.

Continue to the village of Thaya Gone, home to Pa-Oh, Shan and Inthar people and known for its production of local rice wine. Watch the process of distillation and then sample some of the local brew if you wish. In Thaya Gone there is also the chance to climb to the top of a small hill which there are great views of the lake and surrounding villages.

Another stop will be made in Sae Khaung Pottery Village to see the crafting of oil and water pots as well as the natural, underground kilns used by the villagers. On the western shores of the Sagar area is Tar Kaung, a series of more than 200 stupas which also make a fabulous photo stop.

Lunch will be arranged along the way (either picnic lunch or local lunch at a small restaurant)

Around 2.30 the boat will begin its journey back to the main section of Inle Lake. Traveling back in the afternoon the light has shifted and the route looks much different on the return, with different activities occurring on the water and in the villages. Rice noodles can be seen drying in the sun, spun cotton is hung out to dry and kids are returning from school at this time of day.

You’ll reach your hotel early this evening in time to freshen up and watch the sunset.

Our services include:

  1. English-speaking guide
  2. Private local boat
  3. 1 picnic lunch
  4. Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
  5. Water and refreshing towel

Pick-up from hotel and drive to a town of Chauk approx. 40 minutes drives from Bagan. After driving about half an hour, one get into an area with many crude oil rigs and gas wells on either side of the roads. You are going to cross over big sand dunes, usually seen in central Myanmar dry arid zone. Burma Oil Company established in 1886 by David Sime Cargill investing 1.5 million Sterling pounds, and later added up to 18 million pounds and crude oil production in Chauk more than a century ago. Arrival Salay and visit “Yoke-Sone-Kyaung”, museum of Myanmar famous writer U Pone Nya and lacquer ware “Man” pagoda built in AD 1300.

Afternoon return to Bagan. On the way visit the local villages and observe about how Cartwrights make a traditional bullock carts, learn the interesting process of creating “Poneyay” (pea powder paste) and see how local plum jam is made and packed. Transfer back to hotel.

Princes Include:

  1. Lunch at local restaurant with standard menu
  2. Sightseeing with English speaking local tour guide
  3. Sightseeing by private air-con vehicle with drivers, as mentioned in program
  4. Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
  5. Drinking water and towel during excursion

Pick up from your hotel and drive to Thanlyin. Only 45 minutes’ drive across the Bago River from Yangon lies Thanlyin (Syriam). It was an important trading center in the 17th Century under the Portuguese Adventurer De Brito. Today, Than-lyin is noted for its Deep Sea Port Projects in Thilawa. Tour highlights; Ruins of the old Portuguese Churches in the center of town, the ruins of a Catholic church built by an Italian Barnabite missionary can still be seen, Kyaik-Khauk Pagoda; it perches on the hillock of the town, an imposing golden stupa similar to the Shwedagon with a history dated back over 2,000 years. The two tombs in front of the pagoda are Myanmar writers Natshinnaung and Padethayaza who wrote about ordinary people in Ava period and were captured by Mon. Later, proceeds to Kyauk-Tan Pagoda (a Pagoda on a small island on a tributary of Yangon’s river), on the way, stop at Bada-Gyi village, to see 41 feet high, 100 years old, huge Seated Buddha Image. Lunch at a local restaurant. Late afternoon, drive back to Yangon and transfer back to your hotel.

Our tour prices include the following service:

  • Lunch at local restaurant with standard menu
  • English speaking local guide
  • Transfer and sightseeing by private air-con vehicle with drivers, as mentioned in program
  • Entrance fees and zone fees for the visits mentioned
  • Ferry Boat fee

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