Highlights

Includes
Excludes

Accommodation

Itinerary

Optional
Activities

18th to 26th March, 2017

Rs. 59,000 + 9% service tax

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Description

Yangon - Inle Lake - Bagan - Mandalay

Myanmar, one of the final frontiers! Long ruled by its military Junta, this country has opened its doors to tourists – and tourists are rushing in.

Start with the hustle, bustle and craziness of Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, before heading to the peace and tranquility of Inle Lake. Move onto over 2,000 pagodas and temples of Bagan and finally onto Mandalay, the former royal capital of the country.

Recommended age group: 21 to 45 years

Highlights

E-biking in Bagan
Bagan, with its over 2,200 monuments is one of the most dense concentrations of Pagodas and temples in the world. E-bike through this former capital that at its height had over 10,000 such monuments. Take those awesome sunset pictures over the Pagoda’s and test your riding skills.

Inle Lake
The first place in Myanmar to become a part of the World Network of Bioshpere Reserves, Inle lake has an ecosystem of its own. Check out stilted villages, floating gardens, lake side Pagoda & monastery and the very unique style of the local’s rowing boats with their legs.

Marvels of Mandalay
From the largest book in the world that is set in stone with 1,460 pages to the world’s longest teak bridge that is a 160 years old and 1.2 km long with 1,086 teak posts, to ending the day with yet another sunset caught from atop of Mandalay hill. Take in the sights and get mesmerized by the former royal capital of the nation.

Includes

  • Airport pick up from Yangon International Airport to your hostel.
  • Accommodation for all nights.
  • Transfers
    • By airplane:
      • Yangon to Heho airport (Inle Lake).
    • By bus / mini van:
      • Nyuang Shwe (Inle Lake) to Bagan.
      • Bagan to Mandalay.
  • Activities
    • Inle Lake: Boat trip on day 3 on Inle Lake with an english speaking guide.
    • Bagan: E-bike trip on day 5 in Bagan with an english speaking guide.
    • Mandalay: Mandalay and Amarapura sightseeing trip with an English speaking guide.
    • Zone / entrance fees for activities listed above.
  • Meals
    • Daily breakfasts – after all it is the most important meal in the day.
  • Airport drop to Mandalay International Airport

Excludes

  • Return tickets to Myanmar (India – Yangon | Mandalay- India), visa* and travel insurance.

          *Approval of visas is at the sole discretion of the concerned embassy

  • Transport within cities unless explicitly stated in includes section.
  • All activities unless specifically stated in includes section.
  • Entrance fees and zone fees to the sights unless specifically mentioned in includes section.
  • Trips and gratuities.
  • Meals unless explicitly stated in includes section.
  • Late / early pick up or drop to the airport.

Please note that trip participants must be over 18 years of age.

Accommodation

Yangon: Double sharing A.C. rooms in a hotel.

Bagan: Double sharing A.C. rooms at the most fun hostel in the city.

Nyuang Shwe (Inle Lake) and Mandalay: Double sharing A.C. rooms in a hotel.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrive In Yangon international airport and transfer to hostel.
  • Check in and then free time catch up with other travelers.
  • Head out to catch Yangon’s night life and hit China Town. With its bars, discos, restaurants and night markets, you have to make sure your first night of the holiday starts with you getting totally trashed.

Day 2

  • Wake up with a hangover and eat breakfast.
  • First full day of your trip is to do as you please. Potter around the bustling streets of Yangon and check out life in the biggest city of the country. There’s a lot to choose from based on your interest:
    • For Indiana Jones – monument hunters:
      • Shwedagon Pagoda: With its 99 meter high stupa it dominates the city skyline.
      • Reclining Buddha: Most revered reclining Buddha’s. It is 217 feet long.
      • Bahadur Shah Zafar’s Grave: The last (Mughal) emperor of India and revered Sufi saint was exiled by the British to Yangon and on his death was buried here.
    • For the idealists - politics’ lovers:
      • Sule Pagoda: Served as a rallying point in both the 1988 uprisings and 2007 Saffron Revolution.
      • Drug Elimination Museum: Best seen by those who get the irony – it’s so bad it just might be good!
      • Aung San Suu Kyi’s House: Fans of the Nobel Laureate can drive past to see where she spent all those years under house arrest.
    • For the chillers and lazy bums:
      • River side beer stations: Great little watering holes where you can see life on the river, play football with local kids, and have a beer.
      • Kandawgyi Park & Lake: One of the lush green lake parks in Yangon for some chill time.
      • Aung San Bogyoke Market: Popular with tourists looking for that “Burmese market”, for souvenirs etc. 
    • Take it easy tonight a.k.a. don’t get too wasted cause tomorrow is going to be a long day.

Day 3

  • Grab breakfast at the hostel and head to Yangon airport for your flight to Nyuangs Shwe (Inle Lake).
  • Transfer to your hotel and check in.
  • Make a dash to the lake shores and head out on your boat trip on Inle Lake:
    • See how the Intha people have lived for years on stilted villages on the lake making a living fishing and growing crops on floating gardens.
    • Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda on the banks of the lake - the pagoda houses five small golden Buddhas which have been covered with so many golden leaves that it is a challenge to see the original structure.
    • Head to Nga Phe Chaung Monastery - an attractive wooden monastery built around 200 years ago which stands on stilts over the lake.
    • Notice the unique style of locals rowing their boats with one leg and grab this picturesque sunset over the lake on your cameras.
  • Say bye to the lake and head back into town where you should crash early to be up in time for your early ride to Bagan tomorrow.

Day 4

  • Wake up early and eat a light breakfast cause you have a long journey to Bagan.
  • Arrive in Bagan in the evening by 5ish and check into your hostel.
  • Spend the evening chilling with other travelers in the chill out area of the hostel.
  • Grab a good night’s sleep.

Day 5

  • Eat as much as you can because today is a long “Pagoda” day - you take your E-bike trip to the temples and pagodas of Bagan”
    • Shwezigon Pagoda: First up is this 11th century pagoda is located in the town of Nyaung-U, around 10 kilometers from your hostel.
    • Ananda Temple: Next is Ananda Temple, get back on your e-bikes and check out this temple, famous for its standing Buddha’s facing North, East, West & South.
    • Gubyaukgyi Temple (Myinkaba): A short bike ride away is another 11th century temple that is famous for well preserved frescoes on its interior walls.
    • Manuha Temple: Stop and grab some local food post which we head to this 10th century temple.
    • Nanpaya Temple: Move to the adjacent temple, Nanpaya – a Hindu one. Check out its intricate carvings of Brahma and other Hindu Gods.
    • Dhammayangyi Temple: Head to the largest temple in Bagan, Dhammayangyi, which was built by a ruler atoning for this sins.
    • Ruin Pagoda for sunset view: Last but not the least you head to one of the many ruin Pagodas to catch one of those picturesque sunsets that Bagan is so famous for and test your own photography skills.

Day 6

  • Wake up at leisure and eat breakfast – you’ve earned it!
  • Free day to do as you please:
    • Early risers could head back to old Bagan in the early morning and check out crazy sunrises.
    • Chillers can just laze around in the hostel and get to know other travelers staying there – maybe exchange some stories.

Day 7

  • Wake up at leisure and eat breakfast.
  • Transfer by bus from Bagan to Mandalay.
  • Arrive in Mandalay in the evening by 4ish, transfer to the hostel and check in.
  • Free time to do as you please.

Day 8

  • Today you check out Amarapura and Mandalay – formerly twin towns, both of which have been capitals of Myanmar in the past.
  • First head towards Amarapura to check out its sights:
    • U Bein Bridge: This 160 year old bridge with 1,086 teak posts is the longest teak bridge in the world.
    • Mahagandayon Monastery: Take a look at the life inside the monastery where over 1,500 monks reside and learn about the silk weaving industry.
  • Next we head back towards Mandalay :
    • Mandalay Royal Palace: Built in the mid 1800’s when Mandalay took over as Myanmar’s capital from Amarapura, it is the last royal palace of the Burmese monarchy.
    • Golden palace monastery a.k.a. Shwenandaw Monastery: Originally part of the royal palace in Amarapura the monastery, famous for its teak carvings of Buddhist myths, was dismantled and relocated to Mandalay in the late 1800’s.
    • Kuthodaw Pagoda: This highlight is famous for the world's largest book. The book, is set in stone has 1,460 pages with each page being around 5 feet tall.
    • Mandalay Hill: Last stop is Mandalay hill. Climb to the top and catch yet another awesome sunset.
  • It’s the last night of your trip and after all the sight-seeing and temple & pagoda “darshans” you have now atoned for all your sins. So it is time to get WASTED!

Day 9

  • Wake up, eat breakfast and check out.
  • Shits happens – it’s time to go home yo!

Optional Activities

Bagan: Balloon Ride - will give you a great panoramic view over the pagodas of Bagan. (Activity depends on weather conditions)

Bagan: Half day trip to Mount Popa - Visit volcano 1518 metres above sea level, about 50 km (31 mi) southeast of Bagan. Best known as a pilgrimage site, with numerous Nat temples and relic sites atop the mountain.

Please contact us for respective rates of each, at the time of booking of the trip

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