F&D ORC 1 - 11 Days 10 Nights

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Overview

Day 01 - Yangon Arrival

Day 02 - Yangon-Mandalay by PM flight

Day 03 - Mandalay-Mingun-Mandalay by boat

Day 04 - Mandalay-Amarapura-Sagaing-Mandalay by car

Day 05 - Mandalay-Bagan by ferry boat or car

Day 06 - Bagan

Day 07 - Bagan

Day 08 - Bagan-Mount Popa-Kalaw by car

Day 09 - Kalaw-Pindaya-Inle: by car

Day 10 - Inle

Day 11 - Inle to Heho by car / Heho to Yangon by flight
                Yangon-International departure

Itinerary

Yangon - Mandalay - Bagan - Mount Popa – Kalaw – Pindaya – Inle - Yangon
(11 days / 10 nights)
Departure from Yangon: Daily
Private tour without guide service for free independent travellers.
Please note that the visits described in the program are only our suggestions, so minor changes can be done according to the wish of the guests upon booking period.

Day 01 : Yangon Arrival (L,D)

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Ashwedagon1rrive at Yangon International Airport, welcome by our driver and transfer to hotel.

Afternoon, visit Shwe Dagon Pagoda, can be said one of the wonders of the world where one can see the lifestyle of Myanmar people from all walks of life.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 : Yangon-Mandalay: by PM flight (B)

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Breakfast at Hotel.
Morning visit to Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda, a colossal reclining Buddha. Afrernoon visit to the National Museum and Sule Pagoda at the heart of the city and transfer to the airport to take the flight to Mandalay. Arrive Mandalay, transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Mandalay-Mingun-Mandalay: by boat (B)

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Breakfast at the hotel. Morning excursion to Mingun, a village on the western bank of Ayeyarwaddy River by boat.  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 remain 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.

Afternoon Mandalay tour include venerable Mahamuni Pagoda; Shwe Kyaung Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world's Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures and Mandalay Hill, advantage point for panoramic view of the city.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 : Mandalay-Amarapura-Sagaing-Mandalay: by car (B)

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Breakfast at Hotel.
Morning 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.

Afternoon excursion to Sagaing driving over Inva (Ava) Bridge across the Ayeyarwaddy river. Sunset from picturesque Sagaing Hills, a retreat for Buddhist devotees with numerous pagodas and monasteries.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 05 : Mandalay-Bagan: by ferry boat or car (B)

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Breakfast at the hotel.
Early morning transfer to the jetty to take the boat to Bagan, the Ancient Capital and Birth place of Myanmar Culture. The trip will take about 10hrs.

Afternoon arrive to Bagan.

Overnight at the hotel.

Please note: there is no ferry boat operation in the summer and rainy season (April to Sept), Orchestra will arrange the transfer by car instead of by boat.

Day 06 : Bagan (B)

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Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning sightseeing begins with visit to the Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; Wetkyi-in Gubyakkyi Temple, with fine mural paintings of jataka scenes; Htiminlo Temple, noted for its plaster carvings; the Tharaba City Gate, the oldest extent of Bagan architecture.

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.

Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 07 : Bagan (B)

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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 and visit lacquerware industry.

In the afternoon, sightsee to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross, Thatbyinnyu, the highest of Bagan Temples; and Bypaya Pagoda, a Pyu style pagoda on the brink of the majestic Ayeyarwaddy River.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 : Bagan-Mount Popa-Kalaw: by car (B)

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Breakfast at Hotel.
Morning transfer to Mount Popa and visit the Rock with spirit shrines. Then proceed to Kalaw, once the hill station of colonial era and still maintain the atmosphere of those by gone days (the esitmate distance will be 345km and will take 11-12hours drive).

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 09 : Kalaw-Pindaya-Inle: by car (B)

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Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning transfer to Pindaya, a small quite town with a beautiful lake. On the way enjoy the scenic beauty along the countryside.

Afternoon excursion of the town, visiting the lake and the Pindaya Cave, well known for its countless Buddha Images. In the evening transfer to Nyaung Shwe, 100km from Pindaya.

Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 10 : Inle (B)

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Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning excursion of the lake well known for its scenic beauty and its unique leg rower. Tour highlights include Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda; wonderful floating gardens; floating market on its market day; native method of fishing; traditional weaving villages; and village life in the lake. (Please note that the floating market is once every 5 days, but may vary according to the Buddhist Sabathdays).

Day 11 : Inle-Heho: by car / Heho-Yangon: by flight (B)
               Yangon-International departure

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Breakfast at the hotel.Transfer to Heho for the flight to Yangon.

If the time permit, visit Sule Pagoda for photo stop , city centre and shopping at Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott's Market) which closed on Mondays and Public holidays.
Evening transfer to Yangon International Airport for the departure flight.

Note: The above program 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 *****

Thandwe (Ngapali Beach) has direct flights from Yangon and Sittwe.(Operate from Oct to May).  Please refer to the “Beach Resorts” section.

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
  • 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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