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- 10 Days 09 Nights

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Overview

Day 01 - (Tue)  Yangon Arrival

Day 02 - (Wed)  Yangon-Heho: by flight / Heho-Inle: by car

Day 03 - (Thur)  Inle-Pindaya: by car

Day 04 - (Fri) Pindaya-Heho: by car / Heho-Mandalay: by flight

Day 05 - (Sat) Mandalay-Amarapura-Mandalay

Day 06 - (Sun) Mandalay-Mingun (on board the Paukan Royal Mandalay Cruise)

Day 07 - (Mon) From Royal Mandalay to Ancient Bagan

Day 08 - (Tue) From Royal Mandalay to Ancient Bagan

Day 09 - (Wed) Bagan

Day 10 - (Thur) Bagan-Yangon: by flight
                 Yangon-International departure

Itinerary

Yangon - Inle Lake - Pindaya - Mandalay -(Rv Paukan 2007 Mandalay/Bagan 2night cruise)- Bagan - Yangon
(10 days / 09 nights)
Private tour with escort guide

Summer dept dates : (04/11/18/25 April 2010) with Paukan Cruises
* The dept is guaranteed only with minimum 12 passengers which they will reconfirm 2mths in advance.

Winter dept dates (17 Oct 2010 till 29 March 2011) with Paukan Cruises
*Dept guaranteed.

Day 01 : (Tue)     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 : (Wed)        Yangon-Heho: by flight / Heho-Inle: by car (B,L,D)

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Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to the airport for Heho, the Shan State known for its colourful markets, scenery, country sides and especially its people, a mixture of tribal races. Transfer from Heho airport to Inle Lake.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant en route.
Check in Hotel.

Dinner at hotel and overnight in Hotel.

Day 03 : (Thur)      Inle-Pindaya: by car (B,L,D)

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Breakfast at hotel.inle09Excursion of the lake well known for its scenic beauty and its unique leg rower Tour highlights include Phaung Daw Oo 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 the lake.
Transfer to Pindaya, 100 km away from Inle Lake. On the way enjoy the scenic beauty along the country side.

Dinner at hotel and overnight in Hotel.

Day 04 : (Fri)        Pindaya-Heho: by car / Heho-Mandalay: by flight (B,L,D)

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Breakfast at hotel.
Visit Pindaya Cave, well known for its countless Buddha Images and Pindaya lake.

Lunch in a restaurant.

Afternoon, transfer to Heho Airport and proceed to Mandalay. Check in Hotel.
Dinner at hotel and overnight in a hotel.

Day 05 : (Sat)        Mandalay-Amarapura-Mandalay (B,L,D)

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Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning visit to the Mahamuni Buddha Image and 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 at local restaurant.
After lunch, visit Ava, the ancient city and had been capital in many times in Myanmar history. Tour highlights are – Bagaya monastery, Mae Nu Oakkyaung, ancient tower of Ava overlooking mighty Irrawaddy river and Sagaing Hill and royal pools. Return back to Mandalay.

Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 : (Sun)        Mandalay-Mingun (on board the Paukan Royal Mandalay Cruise)

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Breakfast at the hotel.
Early morning visit to the Mandalay Hill, vantage point for panoramic view of Mandalay City. Then proceed to Shwe Kyaung monastery once King Mindon's royal palace apartment for meditation, the comparable Atumashi monastery and the Kuthodaw Stone Inscriptions. Proceed to the Gawein Jetty to board the Pandaw.

Check-in Time
The embarkation time is at 12.30 a.m. at Gawein jetty. Welcome Cocktail in the Saloon.

Upstream to Mingun
Lunch will be served at 13.00. The sailing time to Mingun is about 2 hours. The ship manager will assist the guests during the visit of the Mingun Pagoda Complex.
Moor overnight at a sandbank mid-stream. After dinner guests can enjoy a Dance and Drama performance by the Mandalay Arts School on the sundeck (if available).

Day 07 : (Mon)        From Royal Mandalay to Ancient Bagan (B,L,D)

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Mingun – Sagaing – River Village

Downstream to Sagaing
Early in the morning cruise downstream during the 2 hours journey the passengers can admire the natural beauty of the river and the life of its banks while relaxing on the sundeck or just sitting outside their own cabin. Sunrise over Sagaing Hill

Visit Sagaing
Enjoy the sunrise. After an early breakfast passengers can go ashore to visit Sagaing with the assistance of the Ship Manager.

Downstream to Bagan
The cast off time is at 11.15 hrs.

Lunch will be served at 13.00.
In the late afternoon we stop at Yandabo, a village specialize in Pot-making, where the peace treaty of the First Aglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb 24, 1826.
Cruise all day and moor overnight near a river village or a sandbank.

Day 08 : (Tue)        From Royal Mandalay to Ancient Bagan (B,L,D)

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River Village
Early in the morning we proceed downriver to Bagan. After breakfast (if time permits) we visit another typical river village.

Check-Out Time
Enjoy the sunrise near Bagan. Passengers will disembark near Wetkyi-Inn Village 4 km. North of Old Bagan at around 10.15 hrs.
Transfer from Jetty and check in Hotel.
Sightseeing begins with visit to 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 and visit lacquerware factory.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
Afternoon visit Myinkaba Gubyaukgyi 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 09 : (Wed)      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 will be served at local restaurant.
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 at restaurant and overnight in Hotel.

Day 10 : (Thur)        Bagan-Yangon: by flight (B,L)
                                  Yangon-International departure

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Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to airport for return flight to Yangon. Arrive Yangon.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant.

If the time permits, visit Sule Pagoda for photo stop and 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 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 *****

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
  • 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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