Best of Myanmar (Burma) plus Ngapali beach Add-on
YANGON- 4 nights - INLE LAKE - 2 nights - MANDALAY - 3 nights - MONYWA - 1 night - BAGAN - 2 nights
PLUS OPTIONAL BEACH EXTENSION to NGAPALI BEACH 4 days / 3 nights.
Day 1: Depart London for your overnight flight to Yangon.
Day 2 - Arrive Yangon (D) Upon arrival, you
will be welcomed by your Guide and transferred to your hotel for 3 nights. Overnight Yangon.
Day 3- Yangon (B/L/D) Following breakfast enjoy a walk among the faded pastel shutters of colonial buildings in downtown Yangon. Later, spend time exploring
Bogyoke market .In the afternoon, explore the fascinating history of Yangon as you visit the National Museum and the Ky-aukhtatgyi and Shwedagon pagodas. Overnight: Yangon
Day 4: Yangon (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we head towards Bago, the 6th century capital of the Mon kingdom where you'll visit gilded Mon style pagodas and a graceful reclining Buddha. Return to Yangon after a stop at the Allied War Cemetery. Overnight in Yangon..
Day 5: Yangon - Heho - Inle Lake (B/L) After a flight from Yangon to Heho, drive to Nyaung Shwe, gateway to the captivating Inle Lake. You'll pass among the leg-rowing fisherman as your motorboat takes you to lakeside monasteries and pagodas. Your visit will also include a special tour of the Inpawkhone weaving village, and a factory were the local cheroot cigars are rolled. Transfer to the hotel for 2 nights Overnight at Inle Lake.
Day 6: - Inle Lake - Indein - Inle Lake (B/L) This morning browse among stalls at the lake market, where residents of the region's Shan hill tribes come to shop and show their wares. Afterward, you'll visit the village of In Dein, where you'll be guided to see ancient stupas at Alaung Sitthou. Overnight at Inle Lake
Day 7: - Inle Lake - Heho - Mandalay (B/L/D) This morning is yours to enjoy the pastoral pace of the lake. After a flight to Mandalay this afternoon, you'll be transferred to your hotel. for 3 nights. Explore the town at leisure, and enjoy the view of the sun fading over the countryside from on top of Mandalay Hill. Overnight Mandalay.
Day 8: - Mandalay - Amarapura - Ava - Sagaing - Mandalay (B/L/D) Set out from Mandalay to discover three of Myanmar's ancient capitals:Amarapura, Ava and Sagaing. Your journey into the kingdom's regal history will take you to the country's largest monastery, a workshop where colourful silks are woven, and the ruined remains of the Royal Palace. Cross-ing the Irrawaddy in the afternoon, you'll be transported to Sagaing, a city with more than 600 ivory-hued pagodas,before ending at the U Bein teak bridge. Overnight: in Mandalay
Day 9 - Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay (B/L) After breakfast you'll board a local boat for a trip down the Irrawaddy to Mingun, site of the beautiful Hsinbyume Pagoda. Returning to Mandalay this afternoon, you'll be taken to Mahamuni Pagoda, where you can gaze at the venerated statue of Buddha covered in delicate gold leaf. You will
also visit the Shwenandaw Monastery and Kuthodaw and Kyaik-tawgyi Pagodas. Overnight in Mandalay
Day 10: - Mandalay - Monywa - Powintaung - Monywa (B/L/D) A drive from Mandalay will carry you to Monywa, a charming Burmese town set on the Chindwin River. Climb into open jeeps for the ride out to Po Win Taung, an astounding com-plex of sandstone caves concealing the richest collection of murals and Buddha statues in Southeast Asia. On the way back into Monywa, you'll delve deeper into the mysteries of the area as you explore Shwe Ba Taung, where the rocky narrow cliffs have been carved into monasteries and tem-ples. Later transfer to your hotel for 1 night. Overnight in Monywa
Day 11 - Monywa - Pakkoku - Bagan (B/L/D) Drive under the shade of the sugar palms as you make your way into the country to get in touch with Myanmar's rural cultures. Admire the simple ways of life at Ma U Ma Le village, and take a rickshaw past the artisan shops of Pakokku. This afternoon, board a local boat for your cruise downriver to Bagan. Later transfer to your hotel for 2 nights. Overnight in Bagan.
DAY 12 Bagan (B/L) The thousands of pagodas and temples you'll encounter in Bagan will make it one of the most unforgettable cities in Asia. Your time in this town will take you from the glittering golden stupa of the Shwezigon Pagon, to the murals of the Wetkyi-Gubyaukgyi cave shrine, to the elegant plaster carvings of Htilominto Temple. This afternoon, catch a horse car-riage from Ananada Temple for a ride among the ruins of the town. Overnight in Bagan
Day 13 - Bagan - Yangon (B/L/D) Start today by perusing the shops at Nyaung Oo Market, then set out on a walk through Myinkaba village that will take you to a local family workshop where lacquer ware is made. Afterward, visit the lesser-known temples of the region, where you will marvel at the unusual architecture of Payathonzu. Transfer to the airport in the afternoon for your return flight to Yangon.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 14 - Depart Yangon (B) Free morning until transfer to Yangon Airport for your return flight..
Day 15: Arrive in London (morning) ** PLEASE NOTE THIS ITINERARY IS PROVISIONAL AND MAY BE REVERSED.*
NGAPALI BEACH EXTENSION: see note opposite
Flight to Ngapali Beach. Transfer to your hotel for 3 nights on B & B basis only.
At Ngapali there are so many good and reasonable restaurants,
Day 14 - Ngapali Beach (B) ........ Free at Leisure
Day 15 - Ngapali Beach (B) ......... Free at Leisure
Day 16: Ngapali
Beach – Yangon (B/D)
Today you will fly back to Yangon in the afternoon. Transfer to your
hotel and rest of the day leisure.
Day 17 - Depart Yangon (B) Free morning until transfer to Yangon
Airport for your return flight.
Day 18: arrive London.am.
Ngapali Beach: Yoma Cherry Lodge Ngapali small boutique hotel
Pleasant View Resort / Deluxe Bunglow Sea View 4 star.
Yangon: Summit Park View Hotel/ Deluxe or similar
Bagan: Bagan Thande Hotel/ Deluxe River View or similar
Mandalay: Mandalay Swan Hotel/ Junior Suite or similar
Inle Lake: Inle Resort/ Duplex or similar
Monywa: Win Unity/ Deluxe
Only £2595 per person (single supplement £495 )
INCLUSIVE KEY FEATURES:
*4 star hotels (on twin/double room basis)
*International & Domestic flights
*All breakfast and most meals
*English speaking guides throughout
*Comprehensive sightseeing programme
*Air conditioned vehicles
*All entrance, admission and porterage charges
*OPTIONAL EXTENSION to NGAPALI BEACH: from £395pp
Excludes: Departure tax (currently $10pp), travel insurance, personal expenses and tips/gratuities to guides & drivers etc.