Myanmar with Ease - 14 Days
Tour Code: DF-14D13N-2
This leisurely “MYANMAR WITH EASE – 14 DAYS” trip is perfect for first time visitors, taking in Myanmar’s main highlights – Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, InLe Lake with a day cruise along country’s mighty Irrawaddy river and leisure time at the country’s magical Ngapali beach.
Start ~ Yangon, Myanmar
Finish ~ Yangon, Myanmar
Physical rating: 2 out of 5
“Mingalabar” – “Welcome to Myanmar” at the airport by your tour guide and your EMH – Enjoy Myanmar Holiday’s transfer team. We then transfer you to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Meals: Meal is not included on this day.
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll set off to explore Yangon city.
The highlights are:
- Walk around the city center to enjoy the city being busy with the sellers on the street and also the pedestrians and Colonial Style buildings.
- Next, Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, the colossal reclining Buddha
- Karaweik Hall & Royal Lake for Photo stop
- Explore Bogyoke Market (Scott Market) which is the best place for shopping in the country.
- Enjoy sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, the soul of Yangon.
In the early morning, take a short flight to Bagan. Once at Bagan, your tour guide will take you around its wonderful scenery and architecture.
Bagan is a truly mesmerizing destination, and a favourite of many travellers. Renowned as the city of four million pagodas, this is one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia. Today there are more than 2,000 pagodas, temples and monasteries — most built during the Bagan Dynasty, founded by King Anawrahta in 1044.
- we’ll go to lively Nyaung U Market. This Nyaung U Market provides a great photo opportunity, and also the chance for tourists to mingle with the local Myanmar people, and watch how they conduct their daily lives.
Next, we will start sightseeing as below:
- Ananda Temple (the architectural masterpiece of a millennium)
- Hti-Lo-Min-Lo Temple (a double-storied building with artistic stucco works)
- Shwe-Zi-Gon Pagoda (considered a prototype of all future such temples)
If time allows, we will visit more places of this UNESCO world heritage site.
After breakfast at the hotel, join your guide for an e-bike tour of Bagan.
We’ll start our adventure by exploring the village of Taungbe. We’ll have about half an hour to ride around the village, and you’ll get to visit a small morning market and meet with a local family, who will share with you their story of local life in Myanmar. We’ll also visit a 150-year-old wooden monastery that’s in the village.
After another short ride, we’ll arrive at the spectacular Shwegugyi Paya. Its name translates to “Great Golden Cave,” so we’re going to say it’s pretty spectacular.
We’ll then ride to reach the next village, Myingabar, which is famous for its bamboo products. From there, it’s a 10-minute ride past toddy palm trees to reach Dhammayangyi Pagoda — the largest Buddhist temple in Bagan.
We’ll ride back to Nyaung U for lunch at the local restaurant, cost is at your own, before riding back to your hotel.
Your day will start with a beautiful sunrise from the upper deck of RV PANORAMA, enjoying breakfast on the upper deck under the warm sunlight and gentle breeze. Upstream from Bagan to Mandalay, exploring the Ayeyarwaddy will give you unforgettable memories. Delicious Myanmar cuisine will be served to you for lunch and you will have a relaxing time for sunbathing in the sun deck. As an additional service, our crew team will demonstrate different ways of wearing Myanmar Traditional Longyi (garment worn by Myanmar people) and Thanatkha (fragrant paste made from the bark of Thanatkha tree). Enjoy the gorgeous sunset moment and arrive at your destination.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to a promenade U Bein teak bridge, the world’s longest teak structure at 1.2 km / 3.4 mile long.
Next, you will visit MaharGandarYone monastery, where you can see a thousand Buddhist monks and novices line up every morning, at 10:30 am, to receive their meal of the day at MaharGandarYone Monastery.
Then, go to a “must visit in Mandalay” Mahamuni Buddha Temple. Learn more about the craftwork for which Mandalay is famous by visiting workshops and cottage industries. You’ll see gold-leaf techniques, wood carving and kalaga tapestry weaving.
For lunch, we’ll go to a popular tea house. Tea houses are the centre of social and commercial life in Myanmar. You can see all kinds of people here, from business people and brokers to students and families all doing their daily business or just relaxing and socializing.
After lunch, we’ll visit:
- Mandalay Royal Palace, the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy
- KuThoDaw Pagoda, known as the world’s biggest book;
- ShweNanDaw Monastery (Golden Palace Monastery), famous for its wood carving;
- Evening highlight is Mandalay Hill where you can enjoy 360 – degree view of Mandalay from the top.
After breakfast at the hotel, take the short flight to Heho. Once at Heho, meet your transfer team. From here, it is a scenic one-hour drive to the village of Nyaung Shwe, the gateway to the magnificent Inle Lake. Upon arrival, check in the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Looking down over the lake from the Taunggyi road, Inle lies in an enormous carpet of greenery. Dotted around the lake are the stilt-house villages and floating gardens of the Intha tribe. The Intha technique of leg rowing – where one leg is wrapped around the paddle to drive the blade through the water in a snake-like motion – is unique.
With our Inle Lake boat tour, you will experience a unique way of life that has lived on through generations, whilst exploring the culturally significant surrounds that form part of this beautiful region of Myanmar.
You will be provided with a life jacket and easy seat for each person on the boat. This early morning tour offers magnificent scenery and the chance to observe the daily life of locals, who are mostly fishermen and plantation farmers. Take good photos of leg rowers of Intha (people from Inlay) situated only in this part of the world.
Visit to the Phaung Daw Oo, the four revered golden Buddha images from the pagoda, which are ferried around the lake in a gilded barge shaped like a Hintha (the golden swan of Burmese legend) visiting all the pagodas in the area.
Visit to the Silver Smith Shops, Silk Weaving Workshops and the Lotus Weaving Workshop; all unique features of Inle Lake. Also visit a cheroot factory, where the cigars are still made by hand in the traditional way.
After breakfast, it’s back on the water, sailing in a southerly direction along the western bank towards InDein. Passing through the busy village of Ywama, the largest on the Lake, with many channels and tall teak houses on stilts; enter a long, often tree-lined canal, either side of which farmers cultivate their land against the backdrop of the Shan Hills.
Disembark at the central marketplace and follow the old covered path that leads to a 13th century monastery, and the very impressive ruins of over a hundred ancient pagodas, some still well hidden by the lush deep vegetation all around.
Upon reaching the main stupa atop a hill, stop to enjoy sensational views of the surrounding mountains, and down the valley to Inle Lake in the distance. Return to the lake and transfer back to your hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport to take the flight to Ngapali Beach. The flight time will approximately be 1 and half hour. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to the airport. The rest of the day is at leisure in Ngapali Beach.
Without doubt one of the most impressive beaches in South-East Asia, let alone Myanmar, Ngapali Beach is a series of long bays of fine white sand leading down to crystal clear water. Until recently served by a small handful of decent hotels, more are now being built as the country’s tourist industry flourishes. Although this means that Myanmar’s best known seaside village is more developed than it used to be, the greater choice of good quality accommodation is undeniably welcome.
Enjoy your day at leisure in Ngapali beach. You can simply relax on the beach, swim in the waters or take a biking excursion to nearby villages to meet local fishermen and observe their daily lifestyles. If you are seeking a more adventurous experience, take a boat trip to swim, snorkel or dive around the surrounding islands.
Spend another leisure day at the beach. You can simply relax on the beach, swim in the waters or take a biking excursion to nearby villages to meet local fishermen and observe their daily lifestyles. If you are seeking a more adventurous experience, take a boat trip to swim, snorkel or dive around the surrounding islands.
Afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport to fly back to Yangon. The flight time will approximately be an hour. Upon your arrival in Yangon, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is your own day at leisure in Yangon.
Breakfast and free time until time to go to the airport for departure flight. Then, transfer you to the Yangon International Airport three hours prior according to your flight departure time.
~ 13 nights accommodation: Standard Option (3 Star Hotels) or Premium Option (4 Star Hotels)
~ enjoy daily breakfast at hotels
~ lunch on day ferry cruise
~ 4 internal flights
~ professional English speaking tour guides
~ sightseeing tours by air-conditioned private vehicles
~ ferry cruise trip from Bagan to Mandalay
~ private boat to explore the InLe Lake
~ 3 days at leisure in Ngapali beach
~ return airport transfers
~ enjoy exploring Myanmar as per itinerary
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