TOUR CODE UPI_PP1.4
DURATION: 4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS
DAY 1 BEFORE THE CRUISE
International arrival to Yangon, transfer to the Hotel. Lunch in the hotel. In the afternoon orientation tour of the city ending with the visit of the most enchanting and spectacular Pagoda of Myanmar: the Shwedagon. Overnight at the historic Strand Hotel or Chatrium Hotel (or similar 4 stars hotel).
DAY 2 BEFORE THE CRUISE
RANGOON (YANGON) – MANDALAY (BY FLIGHT)
Early morning transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Mandalay.Explore Ava by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. We travel by sampan and coach to Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit U-Bein Bridge. Embark the ship before lunchtime.
DAY 1 AFTER THE CRUISE
Visit centralMandalay:Mahamuni Pagoda, the workshops of gold leave making, tapestry making, woodcarving, marble carving and bronze casting. Lunch at a local restaurant.After Lunch, we visit Golden Monestry, Kuthodaw Payawhich contains the world's biggest bookand Mandalay Hill where spiraling staircases lead to sweeping views of the city and its temples and enjoy sunset over the hill. Overnight at the Mandalay Hill Resort or similar.
DAY 2AFTER THE CRUISE
MANDALAY - HEHO - INLE LAKE
After early breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for flight to Heho. Transfer from the Heho airport to the hotel by the lake shore.
Inle Lake, located 900 meters above sea level surrounded by beautiful mountains of the Shan plateau, is the home land of the Inthar tribe famous not only for their unique leg-rowing style and fishing me¬thod but also for the floating gardens used as vegetable plantations. If by chance today coincides with the market day, we will visit the regional market which is held on a 5 days rotation basis in different areas of the Lake. We will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda – famous for its richly gilded five small Buddha images; Ngaphechaung monastery (also known as jumping cat monastery) was built more than one and a half century ago and features a number of interesting old Buddha Images; silk and cotton weaving cottages and black smith. Overnight at Inle Lake Resort or similar.
DAY 3AFTER THE CRUISE
INDEIN – HEHO - YANGON
We explore the southern part of the Lake by boat sailing through small twisting and turning creeks to reach Indein village. This small village located on the southwestern bank of the lake is famous for its ruined clusters of pagodas dated back to 16th century. The tranquil peaceful ambience and the ruins overgrown with bushes will bring you centuries back. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Yangon. Check in to the historic Strand Hotel or Chatrium Hotel (or similar 4 stars hotel).
DAY 4AFTER THE CRUISE
YANGON - DEPARTURE
In the morning drive through Colonial downtownand visit the 1926-built Bogyoke Aung San market (formerly Scott’s Market) dominated by antique, Burmese handicraft and jewellery shops, art galleries, and clothing followed by Sule Paya. International departures.
Pre/Post Cruise Package (UPI_PP1.4)
Note: Due to the high demand of hotel rooms in Myanmar, the rates are fluctuating. Therefore the pre/post tour prices will be given at the time of booking only.
- bullet 1 night accommodation
- bullet Meals and Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
- bullet English Speaking Guide
- bullet All Entrance Fees
- bullet Land Transfers
- bullet Flight Mandalay/Bagan to Heho
- bullet Drinks
- bullet Laundry,
- bullet All items of a personal nature
- bullet Insurance