YANGON -BAGAN-MANDALAY- INLE-YANGON TOUR (Bagan - Mandalay by RV Paukan 2 Overnights Cruise)

Fred Cole Travels

Tour Type: IC : CRU-FC03

Tour Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights

Journey Start: October

Journey End: April

Transportation: Yes

Tour Detail Itinerary

Day - 01 Yangon (-/ L / D)

Arrive at Yangon International Airport, and welcome and meet with the assigned guide and transfer to hotel. If the room is available, directly check in to the hotel. (The international check in time is 2pm.) Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant. Then, start Yangon sightseeing visit to the most well-known and very impressive 65 meters long and 16 meters high Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha image. Also visit to Myanmar’s most revered Shwedagon Pagoda - world famous Golden Stupa where the dome shapes rises 98 meters above its base. Be impressed at the richly layered exterior of the Pagoda which the people of Myanmar had pampered with 60 tons of pure gold. Dinner at outside local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

Day- 02 Yangon - Bagan (B/ L/ D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Then, transfer to the Yangon domestic Airport to take flight to Bagan, the ancient capital city of Myanmar Culture. Start visiting to Nyaung Oo market, Shwezigon Pagoda – build by king Anawahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; Wetkyi-in Guvyaukkkyi – a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scene; The Tharaba city gate, the main gate of the eastern wall. And also visit to Lacquer ware industry. Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant. After that, visit to Ananda Temple- an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek cross; Thatbyinnyu - the highest of Bagan Temples; Damayangyi Temple- the most massive structure in Bagan. Finally, watch sunset over the suitable pagoda. Dinner with puppet show at outside local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day- 03 Bagan (B/ L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing begins Htilominlo Temple - double-storied structure and noted for its fine plaster carvings; Lemyethna Temple - noted for its fine mural paintings, The Seinnyet Sisters Pagodas – standing side by side which can see the comparison of a temple and a stupa structures. Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant. Afternoon visit Myinkaba Gubyaukkyi Temple - a typical Mon style temple, Manuha Temple – the big enshrined Buddha Image in the room which King Manuha would like to show his feeling about captive life in prison; Nanpaya Temple – adjacent to the Manuha temple and can see an earliest masterpiece with its fine stone carvings; and Bupaya Pagoda, a Pyu style pagoda on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. In the evening, horse cart ride for 30minutes around the city. Dinner at outside local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day- 04 Bagan- Cruising to Mandalay by RV Paukan 2Nights Cruise (B/ L/ D)

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, transfer to the Ayeyar Jetty in order to take Bagan – Mandalay 2 overnights RV Paukan Cruise. The embarkation time is 11:30 hrs at jetty. Welcome cocktail in the Saloon. The cast off time is at 12:00 noon. Cruise starts sailing upstream to Mandalay. Lunch will be served at 13:00. In the late afternoon, stop in a typical river village. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day- 05 Yandabo Village visit (B/ L/ D)

Cruise all day with stop en route in the morning to visit Yandabo, a typical river village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb.24, 1826. Visit the Pot workshops, the monastery and the school. Moor overnight nearby a village (Ywar Thit Gyi or Pauk Myaing Pauk Taw) few miles away from Ava Bridge. All the meals on board and overnight.

Day- 06 Mandalay (B/ L/ D)

Enjoy the sunrise. After an early breakfast, the passengers will disembark at Sagaing Jetty (on Thur) (or else) Gawein Jetty (on Sunday) at around 09:30hrs. Transfer to the hotel. If the rooms are available, check in to the hotel. (Note that the international check in time is 2:00 pm.) Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant. Visit to Maha Muni Buddha Image, handy crafts workshops, Shwenandaw Monastery - noted for its exquisite wood carvings, Atumashi Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda - known as the world’s largest book from its 729 marble engraved with Buddhist scriptures. Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant. The evening ends with a breathtaking sunset view offered at Mandalay Hill. Dinner at outside local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.

Day- 07 Amarapura – Mingun – Sagaing (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning start visit to Ancient Capital Amarapura, 11 Kilometres south of Mandalay. Walk over the 1.2 kilometres long U Bein Wooden Bridge which is situated over a large lake, named Taung Tha Man Lake. Then, visit to Mahagandayon monastery where more than a thousand young monks are accommodating. The main attraction of this monastery is the systematic manner of the monks during the lunchtime, having their meal in total silence. Also, you can visit silk-weaving factory.
Then, proceeding delightful boat trip to Mingun where the world largest ringing bell awaits you. Sightseeing included Pahtodawgyi unfinished Pagoda, Chinthe Ruins (the pagoda’s half-lion, half-dragon guardian deities ) Pondaw Pagoda, Settawya Pagoda (footprint of Buddha), Mingun Bell, sinbyume Pagoda (also known as Mya Theindan Pagoda) rises in seven wavy , whitewashed terraces representing the seven mountain ranges around Mt.Meru – the mountain at the center of the Buddhist universe . It was built by King Bagyidaw in 1816, in memory of his favorite wife the Hsinbyume Princess. Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant.
Then, visit to Sagaing. Tour highlights places Ywataung Village, silver smith workshop, Hsoon Oo Ponnyashin Pagoda and Sagaing Hills, where has numerous pagodas, monasteries and meditation centers known as a peaceful place for Buddhist studies. Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant. Return back to Mandalay. Dinner at outside local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.

Day- 08 Mandalay - Inle (B/ L/ D)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, transfer to the Nyaung U domestic Airport to take flight to Heho, the Shan State. From Heho, transfer by car to to Inle Lake, which is located 1,328 meters above sea level and is 22km long and 11km wide. Full day excursion by boat on Lake Inle and includes sights of the famous leg-rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and village life. Visit the local floating market and Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. (Please note that the floating market is once every 5 days, but may vary according to the Buddhist Sabbath days). Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant in Inle Lake. After lunch, continue sightseeing the weaving village of Inpawkhon and Ngaphekyaung Monastery. Dinner at hotel and overnight at your hotel in Inle.

Day- 09 Inle Lake (Indein visit) (B/ L/ D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Then, visit to Indein Pagoda complex built by Pa-O tribes which is situated on the western bank of Inle Lake. You would visit market and small villages. A Buddha image has enshrined at a whitewashed stupa, which is on the summit of a hill. Below the stupa around the hill are cluster of hundreds of ancient stupas most are ruins overgrown with bushes. Lunch will be served at local restaurant in Inle Lake.
Then, visit Ywa-Ma Village which is well known for its gold and silver ware and you can also see the Gold Smith & Silver Smith Workshop. Return back to hotel.

Day- 10 Inle - Yangon / Evening Departure Flight (B/ L/ -)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, transfer to Heho domestic Airport and take a flight back to Yangon.
Visit the rest of the Yangon sightseeing places - Bogyoke Market (also known as Scott Market) to browse and bargain freely among the hundreds of stalls for great souvenirs. (Please note that this market is closed on Mondays and gazette holidays).Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant. After lunch, visit to city center landmark Sule Pagoda, Mahabandoola Park (The park's most notable feature is the Independence Monument), City Hall and downtown of Yangon with remarkable sites of Colonial Buildings. Finally, visit to Strand Jetty - the heart of the city surrounded by several old but significant colonial style buildings which allow you experience how the Europeans influenced Myanmar history and culture. In the evening, transfer to International Airport for your departure flight to your next destination.

Included services:

  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Lunches at outside local restaurants as per itinerary
  • Dinners at outside local restaurants in Yangon / Mandalay/ Bagan and Dinners at hotel in Inle
  • Entrance fees for the tour sites
  • Guide services for the visits and transfer
  • Paukan 2Nights Cruise from Bagan – Mandalay
  • Boat ride excursion to Mingun and excursion in the Inle Lake
  • Domestic flight fares as per itinerary (including airport taxes)
  • All sightseeing and excursion by air-conditioned in private vehicles
  • Refreshing towel and mineral water (1/2 litre – 2 bottles per day) on the private vehicles
  • Baggage handling of maximum 20kg for person

Excluded services:

  • Beverage
  • Unlisted meals
  • Video and camera tax
  • Insurance & Visa fees
  • Porter fees and excess baggage handling fees (more than 20kg for person)
  • Other services which are not mentioned in here
  • Other expenditure of personal nature’s spending money

HOTEL CHECK-IN/OUT TIME:

Check-in time is             14:00
Check-out time is           12:00

DAY USE, EARLY CHECK IN AND LATE CHECK OUT:

Day use room , early check in room (before the international check in time ) , and , late check room ( after the international check out time ) will be charged at 50% to 100% of one night stay rate depending on the requested hotels and subject to availability because of the hotel’s tight and high occupancy .

NOTE: The above program is subject to change with or without prior notice due to factors such as unexpected weather condition, domestic flight/ground handling vehicles availability, road transport conditions, vehicles’ technical missing problem and etc.­

RIVER CONDITIONS WARNING:
Rivers are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level.

In the case of water levels being too high or low an alternative itinerary will be offered to Passenger.
Published itineraries are indication only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop.

Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice.

The ship’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety.Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.