DIS ORC 3 - 11 Days 10 Nights

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Overview

Day 01 - Yangon Arrival

Day 02 - Yangon-Bagan- by flight

Day 03 - Bagan

Day 04 - Bagan-Mandalay- by car

Day 05 - Mandalay-Mingun-Mandalay- by car

Day 06 - Mandalay-Amarapura-Sagaing-Mandalay- by car

Day 07 - Mandalay-Kengtung- by flight

Day 08 - Kengtung

Day 09 - Keng Tung-Heho- by flight / Pindaya- by car

Day 10 - Pindaya-Inle- by car

Day 11 - Inle-Heho- by car & Heho-Yangon- by flight
                Yangon-International departure

Itinerary

Ethnic minorities of Shan state golden triangle: Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Kengtung – Pindaya – Inle lake – Yangon
(11 days / 10 nights)
Private tour with escort guide
Note : The domestic flight schedule to Kengtung area is subject to change, we would like to recommend to check with us before going ahead with international flight bookings.

Day 01 : Yangon Arrival (L,D)

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Arrive at the Yangon International Airport, meet our assigned guide and transfer to Hotel. Check in Hotel.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant.

Afternoon, excursion to Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha  and  Shwe Dagon Pagoda, one of the wonders of the world and the most venerated Buddhist Monument in Myanmar, where one can see the lifestyle of Myanmar People.

Dinner at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 : Yangon-Bagan: by flight (B,L,D)

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Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Airport and fly to Bagan, the Ancient Capital and Birth place of Myanmar Culture.Morning sightseeing begins with visit to the Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar satupas;  Wetkyi-in Gubyakkyi Temple, with fine mural paintings of jataka scenes; Htilominlo Temple, noted for its plaster carvings; the Tharaba City Gate, the oldest extent of Bagan architecture.

Lunch at Local restaurant.
Afternoon visit begins with lacquer-ware factory, Myinkaba Gubyaukkyi Temple, a typical Mon style temple; Manuha Temple, a captured king's impression of life in prison; Nanpaya Temple; an earliest masterpiece with its fine stone carvings; photo stop at Seinnyet Nyima Pagodas, a temple and a stupa with exquisite design and sunset from a suitable temple or pagoda.

Dinner at hotel and overnight in Hotel.

Day 03 : Bagan (B,L,D)

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Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning sightseeing in South East Bagan featuring 13th century temples; Nandamanya; Thambula and Lemyethna Temples, noted for their fine mural paintings of Mahayanist character.

Lunch  at Local Restaurant.
After having lunch, proceed sightseeing to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross; and Thatbyinnyu, the highest of Bagan Temples ; and Bupaya Pagoda, a Pyu style pagoda on the brink of the majestic Ayeyarwaddy River.

Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 : Bagan-Mandalay: by car (B,L,D)

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Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning transfer by coach to Mandalay, the Capital of the last Myanmar monarch, a 300 km north east of  Bagan. the  land route journey is about 8 hrs allowing to see the vegetation of the central dry zone, the way of life of farmers and rice cultivation.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant en route.
Arrive Mandalay.

Dinner at hotel and overnight in hotel.

Day 05 : Mandalay-Mingun-Mandalay: by car (B,L,D)

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Breakfast at Hotel.mingun05Morning excursion to Mingun, a village on the western bank of Ayeyarwaddy River. Tour highlights include Settawya Pagoda with a marble foot print of Buddha; Pondawyapaya, nearby the river; Pahtodawgyi, an enormous pile of bricks is all that remains of King Bodawpaya's grandiose scheme; Mingun Bell, the world's largest ringing bell weighing 90 tons; Mingun Village; and Shinbume Pagoda, most attractive pagoda built in 1816 by King Bodawpaya's grandson in memory of one of his wives.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant en route.
After lunch, visit Maha Muni Buddha Image and handy crafts workshops such as making gold leaves, woodcarvings, marble carvings etc. Then proceed to Shwe Kyaung, a monastery once King Mindon's royal palace apartment for meditation, incomparable Atumashi Monastery and ending up the day with Mandalay Hill, vantage point for the view of Mandalay.

Dinner in a typical restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 : Mandalay-Amarapura-Sagaing-Mandalay: by car (B,L,D)

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Breakfast at hotel.
Excursion to Ancient Capital Amarapura, 11 Kilometers south of Mandalay visiting Mahagandayon monastery; 1.2 kilometer long U Bein Wooden Bridge and visit silk-weaving factory.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
Then continue to Sagaing, a retreat for Buddhist devotees with numerous pagodas and monasteries. Visit local silversmith and pottery. Return to Mandalay.

Dinner at hotel and overnight in Mandalay.

Day 07 : Mandalay-Kengtung: by flight (B,L,D)

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Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for taking the flight to Keng Tung, the most scenic tour in Shan State. Arrive Keng Tung and check in Hotel.

Lunch in a restaurant.
Afternoon visit Phara Sao Long or Maha Myat Muni, a Shan Monastery and Sunset and panoramic scenery of Keng Tung from "One Tree Hill".

Dinner at hotel and overnight at the Hotel.

Day 08 : Kengtung (B,L,D)

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Breakfast at hotel.
Morning visit Keng Tung Market, which is the meeting place of various hill tribes in traditional costumes from nearby villages carrying on age old tradition of their petty trades. Excursion to Akha, and Shan villages, 30 km northwest of Keng Tung and explore their way of life.

Lunch en route.
Return to Keng Tung and visit traditional Shan Lacquer ware factory.

Dinner at hotel and overnight in the hotel.

Day 09 : Keng Tung-Heho: by flight / Pindaya: by car (B,L,D)

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Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to airport for the flight to Heho, the Shan State known for its colourful markets, scenery, country sides and especially its people, a mixture of tribal races. Lunch en route .Arrive Heho and proceed to Pindaya, a small quite town. On the way to enjoy the scenic beauty along the country side .Visit famous Pindaya cave with its numerous Buddha images in different styles from different periods.

Dinner at hotel and overnight in the hotel.

Day 10 : Pindaya-Inle: by car (B,L,D)

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Breakfast at hotel.
Morning transfer to Inle Lake. Excursion of the lake well known for its scenic beauty and its unique leg rower. Tour highlights include Phaung Daw U Pagoda; Ngaphae Chaung typical Shan Monastery of jumping cats; wonderful floating gardens; native method of fishing; traditional weaving villages; and village life in the lake.

Lunch in a restaurant.

Dinner at hotel and overnight in the hotel.

Day 11 : Inle-Heho: by car & Heho-Yangon: by flight (B,L)
               Yangon-International departure

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Breakfast at hotel

Transfer to Heho for the flight to Yangon.

Lunch in a restaurant.

If the time permit, visit Bo Gyoke Aung San Market (Scott's Market) which closed on Mondays and gazetted holidays, Sule Pagoda for photo stop and Yangon City Centre.
Dinner at hotel and overnight in the hotel.
Evening transfer to the Yangon International Airport for International Departure Flight.

Note: The above programme is subject to change with or without prior notice due to factors such as weather, domestic flight availability, road transport conditions and etc.

 

***** Extension to Ngapali Beach *****

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Services

Price Include

  • Accommodation in shared twin or double room with daily breakfast
  • Domestic flight including security surcharge and airport tax
  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Local Guide (Visit and Transfer)
  • Refreshing towel and mineral water on the sightseeing in private vehicles
  • Baggage handling of maximum 20kg per person

Price NOT include

  • Entrance fees for the sites not mentioned
  • Other visits mention in the program
  • Drinks, Video and Camera tax
  • Other expenditure of personal natures spending money
  • Standard check-in is at 1400 hrs and check-out at 1200 hrs. In case of earlier check-in or later check-out, there may be a fee imposed.

In case of earlier check-in or later check-out, there may be a fee imposed.International air tickets from/to Yangon

  • Visa fees and Insurance
  • Tips, porters and personal expenses
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Separate transfers on arrival and departure day

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201, Bo Myat Htun Road,
Botahtaung Township,
Yangon, Myanmar.

Call Us: (+95-1) 294612, 200883, 201271

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