Thứ Tư, 26 tháng 2, 2014

Glimpse Burma tour

The perfect Classic Burma Tours are the best Burma holiday packages and discover the cultural tourist destinations such as capital Yangon with a visit to stunning Shwedagon Pagoda, temple city of Bagan, former royal capital Mandalay and the tribal traditions of Inle Lake. The Glimpse Burma Tour appears as one of the best chance offering you the essential glimpse of entire Burma with such a short duration of 6 days.

Burma Highlights

Burma excursions Highlights combines probably the most beautiful sights of this extraordinary country to give you an implausible overview of Burma.
This Burma travel brings you from the hub of Yangon, to the breathtaking Bagan temples, to the cultural centre of Mandalay, to the magical Lake Inle. With 2 nights to discover each and every region you're going to come home with memories and pictures with a view to ultimate a lifetime and an figuring out of this distinctive part of Burma.

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Tour length: 08 days / 07 nights
Tour type: Journey, Cultural, Classic
Cities: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake
Price: Contact us
Physic Level: Easy
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Day 1 Arrival in Yangon


Warmest greetings to Myanmar – the land of golden pagodas and temples. A switch is integrated from Yangon airport to your hotel.
Take the remainder of the day for a traveling to Chautatkhgyi pagoda, famed for the most important reclining Buddha statue in Myanmar, adopted via a pleasant walk in royal place the place you are going to admire Karaweik Palace and the golf green park of Kandawgyi. Your spotlight of at the present time is the talk over with to Shwedagon, essentially the most distinguished pagoda, dominating the skyline of Yangon with a magical golden flash. Our welcomed dinner can be served with wonderful Burmese buffet and beautiful cultural show.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: dinner

Day 2 Yangon – Bagan


Revel in your breakfast at lodge in Yangon then take a brief flight to Bagan. On arrival, get a pick up to your lodge.
Subscribe to us for an ideal day perception the heritage sites of Bagan. You will analyze in regards to the the rest of more than 2500 temples and their historical past, uncover the individuality of its relics and remits. Htilomino temples, Gaw Damgamgyi temples, Ananda temples will probably be listed in your visiting web sites as the main attractions of Bagan. One of the best highlights in Bagan is the magical sunset on the highest of Shwesandaw ahead of back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
Meal: breakfast

Day 3 Bagan discovery


Colorize your Bagan expertise with a talk over with to Nyang U market. We then consult with Shwezigon pagoda, the olden golden pagoda in Bagan located in Nyang U city. followed by using a horse cart experience will takes us into the local habitat of Manuha, Kaweyai villages. Experience a sunset cruise on Irrawaddy River.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
Meal: breakfast

Day 4 Bagan – Mandalay


A brief flight will convey you to the ultimate capital of Myanmar, Mandalay metropolis. Upon arrival, get a switch to your hotel and enjoy the first discovery of Mandalay starts from Amarapura, known as the former kingdom of Inwa. it's time to watch streams of monks queuing for lunch and learning. adopted via a stroll over Ubein Bridge, the longest teak bridge in Myanmar. revel in a guide boat journey on Maha Ganayon Kyaung lake.
After lunch, we will be able to uncover the royal Mandalay vestiges and relics including imperial Palace, Golden Palace Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda also known as the sector greatest guide.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Meal: breakfast

Day 5 Mandalay metropolis Tour – Mingun


Start your day with a board journey upstream to Mingun, home to Uncompleted Wall, Sandamuni pagoda and Mingun ringing bell. Our local skilled might be happy to introduce you the lifestyles of people that live on the banks of Irrawaddy River.
As we go south the city, we can consult with Sagaing Hill with its highlights: Buhhda university, Buddha Cave and viewing point the place which you can enjoy the panorama of Mandalay. Pay a visit to Inwa with its wonderful Maha Aungmye Bonzan, Nam Myint Leaning Tower, Bagaya Monastery. Return to you hotel and rest. Free to visit Mandalay night market.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
Meal: breakfast

Day 6 Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake (flight)


After breakfast at hotel, take a brief flight to Heho, you are going to experience a scenic forty minute using to Nyang Shwe town. There, you will get on a phenomenal boat trip to explore the lifetime of Intha people who is known for one leg rower.
Check in the inn in the course of the lake and spend our time to find native traditional works comparable to making boat, black smith, silk weaving and enjoy the distinctiveness of jumping Cat pagoda.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Meal: breakfast

Day 7 Inle Lake – Indein - Yangon


Talk over with one of the vital unique market on Inle lake which happens 5 days in numerous villages in Inlayarea : the Indein market. there is no better chance to behold the scene of Pa-O, Padang tribes in their conventional attire. Our information will offer you some discuss with to native habitat of Pa-O individuals in Indein. Overnight on the resort in Inle Lake.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: breakfast

Day 8 Yangon Departure


After breakfast, we visit Scott market and National Museum before heading to Yangon aiport for your departure flight.
Accommodation: not included
Meal: breakfast

INCLUSION & EXCLUSION


Tour included:
- Myanmar Visa Arrangement
- All hotel rooms as mentioned in the itinerary
- All domestic flights as mentioned
- Meals as mentioned ( you can add meals if you prefer)
- English speaking tour guide ( other language, please contact us)
- Entrance fees and zone fees
- Boat trips as mentioned

Tour excluded:
- Meals not mentioned
- Drinks and personal expenses

Enjoy your Myanmar Tours

Burma in Depth

Burma in Depth - is a great trip for the first time visitor to Burma with time to fully explore and discover this vast, diverse and deeply fascinating country. Our privately guided, bespoke holiday allow you to experience Burma slowly, fully and at your own pace. Discover the Burma - Myanmar as a popular 'new' destination.

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Tour duration: 21 days 20 nights
Start: Yangon - Finish: Yangon
Tour type: Cultural, Adventure, Cruise
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour Route: Yangon - Golden Rock - Mawlamyine -
Bagan - Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Hsipaw - Pindaya - Kalaw - Inle Lake
Price: Contact us
      Highlights of the tour

  • Immerse yourself in the religious and cultural heritage of Mandalay and Bagan.

  • Train ride through the hills to the colonial Hill Station of Kalaw.

  • Enjoy the vibrant life and waterways of Lake Inle.

  • Unwind on the idyllic white sands of Ngapali beach.




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Day 01: Yangon Arrival


Upon arrival at Yangon airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit the Sule pagoda and the bustling downtown area, taking in the rich colonial architecture and bustling streets and markets. Return to the hotel for rest and free to discover the city at night.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Welcomed dinner

Day 02: Yangon City Tour


After breakfast, stroll along the banks of Kandawgyi Lake in the centre of the city before we come to visit the unique Botataung Pagoda. When we walk inside the pagoda, we can see many ancient relics and artefacts displayed. Continue to discover the Chinatown area.
In the afternoon we make our way to the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which is home to a huge Colossal Reclining Buddha. The highlight of the day is a visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, the most outstanding and revered Buddhist pagoda in Burma, whose golden stupa dominates the skyline of Yangon. This is also the most ideal spot from which to watch the sunset in Yangon.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Yangon - Bago - Golden Rock


After breakfast, drive 190 km east of Yangon to Kyaikhtiyo. On the way, we stop to visit Bago, the ancient capital of Mon Kingdom in 15th century. The most highlights of Bago including Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Shwethalyaung Reclining Buddha, Kyaikpun Pagoda with its 28 meter high huge Buddha Image, Myo Ma Local Market, Chinese Kwanyin Temple and the Kanbawzathardi Palace of King Bayinnaung. In the afternoon, we continue make our way to Golden Rock. Once arrival, we, as well as others, normally have two options to go up the Golden Rock. One way is to walk along the twisting 10km, on the footpath through a bamboo forests. The second way is to travel to the rock by small open trucks, taking one hour.
Accommodation in Golden Rock
Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Drive to Mawlamyine


Proceed to Mawlamyine via the town of Thaton. If road conditions allow, we stop off the way, visiting Kawtgoon Cave, which has many intricate Buddha images carved into the walls, before continuing on to Mawlamyine. Once the former capital of British Burma, Mawlamyine today is the metropolitan capital city of Mon State and the gateway to Burma’s little visited south-eastern region. In the early evening we make visit to the 9th century Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, the highest structure in the city for the spectacular sunset it offers.
Accommodation in Mawlamyine
Meal: Breakfast

Day 05: Morning ferry to Bilu Island


After breakfast, take a local ferry across to Bilu Gyun (Ogre Island) to visit some of the local communities that lie along the Thanlwin River. Spend time exploring some of the villages and watch traditional craftsmen at work before heading back to Mawlamyine for a visit to other attractions. In the afternoon, we can either visit the old monastery of Seindon Minbaya Kyaung or leisurely stroll along the Strand Road to relax.
Accommodation in Mawlamyine
Meal: Breakfast

Day 06: Mawlamyine - Drive back to Yangon


We spend the day returning to Rangoon overland. On the way, we stop for some photo opportunities, including a visit to the Htaukkyant Allied War Memorial Cemetery in Taukkyan which commemorates over 30,000 British Commonwealth soldiers who died in Burma during the time at the World War II. There are over 6000 beautifully well-kept graves in all. If the time permits, we will have a short visit to Thanlyin, formerly known as Syriam.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast

Day 07: Yangon - Bagan


This morning, fly to Bagan. This city is no doubt one of the most impressive sites anywhere in Asia. Begin to visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market, the economic center of Bagan. Local people gather at this bustling market daily, to buy and sell a variety of goods, from fruit and vegetables to clothing, china, and lacquerware. Continue to the gold-plated Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan’s greatest reliquary, built to house relics of the Buddha brought from abroad. From here, drive to the small village of Wetkyi-in to see the wonderful Kubyaukgyi Temple, renowned for its ancient murals then Ananda temple, one of the most reserved monuments in the entire Bagan. Your morning excursion also includes the Htilominlo Temple, which houses four Buddha figures on the ground floor and four more on the first floor. After lunch, continue your exploration of the city’s treasure trove of Buddhist art and architecture.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 08: Bagan – Mount Popa Day Trip


We then drive to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano with its shrines dedicated to animist spirits known as “Nats”. For the energetic, time to climb up the 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the volcanic plug. Then drive back to Bagan then spend the rest of the day exploring the other temples of Bagan which consists of more than 2500 temples and pagodas. This archaeological site brings us to the scared history of ancient Bagan capital with the development of Buddhism including Mahabodhi, Dhammagangyi, Sulamani, Nandamannya, Thatbyinnuy. Enjoy sunset on a cruise along Irrawaddy river.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 09: Bagan - Pakkoku - Monywa


This morning we enjoy a scenic boat ride along the Irrawaddy River to Pakkou, the Burma's bustling tobacco trading centre. Once the boat disembarks, we continue overland drive for about 3 hours to Monywa in the Chindwin Valley. Arrive in Monywa then check in the hotel. In the afternoon, we visit the colourful Thanbuddhyi Pagoda which is home to more than 500,000 images of Buddha and the Hiaungdawmu Buddha, the second largest reclining Buddha in Burma.
Accommodation in Monywa
Meal: Breakfast

Day 10: Monywa Sightseeing - Mandalay


This morning we visit the cave chambers of Pho Win Daung and Shwe Ba Daung. The Po Win Hills houses a system of nearly 500 sandstone caves, with some 450,000 paintings, statues and carvings.
After that, we direct to Mandalay, Burma’s historic and cultural capital for many, for many. En route we stop in Monywee Kayemon village to visit a blacksmith and a local cottage industry to explore the tactics they make slippers.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 11: Mingun River boat – Royal Ancient Palace


Start your sightseeing today with a boat ride upstream to Mingun, home to Mingun pagoda, Pahtodawgyi, the huge Mingun Bell, Hsinbyume. Our local expert will be pleased to introduce you the life of people who live on the banks of Irrawaddy River. After lunch, we travel back to Mandalay city centre to explore Mahamuni Image Pagoda then the Royal Mandalay vestiges and relics covering Imperial Palace, Golden Palace Monastery, well-known for its exquisite wood carvings and Kuthodaw Pagoda also known as the world biggest book. The highlight of this day is the panoramic sunset from the peak of Mandalay Hill.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 12: Mandalay Ancient Capitals


Today we travel outside the city to the Buddha land of Sagaing. This religion hub presents the education for monks with different level. Visit Sagaing University, followed by another visit to Buddha cave and U Min Thonze Pagoda, Soon U Pon Nya Shin Pagoda, Tupayon temple where you can enjoy the great view of Mandalay. This afternoon we will travel to Ava, Amarapura to discover the Maha Aungmye Bonzan, Gabaya Monastery, Leaning Nam Myint Tower and the nearby attractions. Enjoy a walk over U Bein bridge, the longest teak wood bridge in Myanmar. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the ancient capital of Bagan, one of Asia’s most extraordinary destinations.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 13: Pyin Oo Lwin - Anisakan Waterfall


Leave Mandalay for Maymyo, the former British hill station, now called Pyin Oo Lwin, after a scenic two-hour drive. You will find out many reminders of the colonial era still present now in Pyin Oo Lwin, including brick and timber houses. Lay back on a leisurely traditional horse and carriage ride through the town and walk around to see the beautiful recently renovated Botanical Gardens. You also have chance to visit the local market in the center of the town near to the clock tower. In the afternoon, we will take an excursion to the impressive Anisakan waterfalls, north of Pyin Oo Lwin. Overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Accommodation in Pyin Oo Lwin
Meal: Breakfast

Day 14: Gokteik Viaduct - Overland drive to Hsipaw


Catch the Mandalay-Lashio train for a scenic but slow, bouncy and creaky 03-hour ride crossing the spectacular Gokteik Viaduct, which crosses a deep gorge. The Viaduct is 100 metres high and 700 metres long, making it the world’s second highest railway bridges at the time it was done. When the train suspends itself on the viaduct, you will be confronted by a spectacular scene, making it the ideal chance for photo capturing. We disembark at Naung Pain Village then proceed our way to the Shan State's dusty Hsipaw town. Do some sightseeing in town, included a drive up to Thein Daung Pagoda for sunset view.
Accommodation in Hsipaw
Meal: Breakfast

Day 15: Hsipaw Sightseeing


Embark on a one hour cruise along the Dutawaddy River admiringing beautiful scenery along the way. We then walk for 30 minutes to a remote old Shan Monastery passing through pineapple, papaya and orange plantations. After that, we return to the boat and cruise back to Hsipaw where we continue to explore the daily life of the ethnic people. The trip finishes at lunchtime. Free at leisure.
Those who are still interested in further exploration can walk along nearby villages to see some of the cottage industries in the area.
Accommodation in Hsipaw
Meal: Breakfast

Day 16: Drive back to Mandalay


This day we travel back to Mandalay overland. It is no better chance for any tourist to capture the beautiful shots along the way.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 17: Mandalay - Pindaya Caves - Kalaw


Fly to Heho in the Shan state in the morning. Upon arrival, drive to Pindaya to visit the fascinating Pindaya caves with more than 8,000 Buddha images. Later we get to know about the method the local people in Shan state make the umbrellas from cottage material. Overnight in Pindaya. Drive to Kalaw in the afternoon, formerly the charming British Colonial cool retreat. The remainder of the day is free.
Accommodation in Kalaw
Meals: Breakfast

Day 18: Kalaw Sightseeing - Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda


Explore the best attractions of this marvellous hill town, including the gold lacquered bamboo Buddha of Nee Paya, the Catholic church of Christ the King.
Continue on by road to Inle Lake. Skimming along the waterways in a long-tail boat, catch a first glimpse of floating gardens, stilt houses, and fishermen propelling their skiffs with one leg wrapped around an oar. Visit the infamous Phaung Daw U Pagoda, which enshrines five Buddha images believed to have been carried to this area by the widely-traveled 12thcentury King Alaungsithu then Nga Phe Chaung Monastery or Jumping Cat Monastery in other words.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meals: Breakfast

Day 19: Indein Ruined temples - Nampan village


Boating to western part of the lake where we will be encountered by the ruined Indein, situated on the southwestern corner of the lake. Here you can wander through a typical lakeside village and observe local people in their daily activities. From the top of old Shwe Inn Dein, an impressive collection of ancient and unrestored Shan style stupas, enjoy a stunning view out across the lake and beyond.
We then ride our boat to the Nampan and Innpawkhone villages. Here we get an ideal chance to see some traditional cigar making and silk weaving, and hopefully some local fishermen practicing their uniquely distinctive rowing technique.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meals: Breakfast

Day 20: Fly back to Yangon


Return to Yangon then continue to visit the busy 79-year old Scott market with its large collection of local handicrafts, souvenirs and other items.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meals: Breakfast

Day 21: Yangon Departure


Taking your flight back home with impressive memory of Burma.
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast

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Luxuries of Burma

Luxuries of Burma combines the highlights of Burma with some wonderful days on the Ayeyarwaddy River aboard the legendary Road to Mandalay cruise. Throughout the cruise, with your own guide and driver, enjoy private excursions that visit the cultural treasures of the country.

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Tour length: 9 days / 8 nights
Tour type: Luxury tour
Cities: Yangon, Road to Mandalay Cruise, Bagan, Inle Lake
Price: Contact us
Level: Easy

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Day 1 Arrive Yangon


Upon Arrival, our Burma Tours Asia’s  guide and driver will welcome you for your hotel transfer. Check in hotel and relax or simply enjoy a first starting at city visit at Shwedagon Pagoda and wandering to discover the colonial town.
In the evening, enjoy our welcome dinner with traditional dancing show at Karaweik Palace restaurant.

Day 2 Yangon – Mandalay by flight


Transfer to airport to take a short flight to Mandalay for private touring. Board Road to Mandalay cruise for three nights

Day 3 Mandalay & environs


Cruising, including private shore excursion. Evening aboard Road to Mandalay cruise

Day 4 Bagan


Full-day private touring of ruins. Evening aboard Road to Mandalay cruise

Day 5 Bagan


Disembark the ship in Bagan. Pick up and transfer to your hotel.  The rest of the day, we will have private tours to this archaeological site which brings us to the scared history of ancient Bagan capital with the development of Buddhism. As we travel further into the land of temple spires, Htilomino, Gawdamgangyi, Ananda and Shwezigon temples will attract your sense of curiosity with a profound impression. The highlight of this day is the sunset from the second highest temple the Shwenandaw.  Horse-drawn carriage ride at sunset

Day 6 Bagan – Inle Lake


Private transfer to airport for short  flight to Heho. Upon arrival, get a pick up to  Nyang Shwe from where you will get on a simple nice boat trip to explore the life of Intha people whose are famous for one leg rower images.  Spend our time to uncover the local traditional work such as making boats, black smith, silk weaving and enjoy the landscapes at Jumping Cat pagoda. Back to your resort for relaxing

Day 7 Inle Lake – Indein discovery.


Today, we will enjoy one of the most unique markets on Inle lake which happens 5 days in different villages in Inlayarea : the Indein market. This is a good chance to behold the scene of Pa-O, Padang tribes in their traditional dresses in the market

Our guide will offer you some visit to local habitat of Pa-O people in Indein.
In the afternoon, come back to your resort for an awesome sunset time.

Day 8 Inle Lake – Yangon by flight


Free to relax till take a boat trip back to Nyang Shwe town and car transfer to airport for short flight to Yangon.
On arrival, get a pick up to your hotel in the city center.
In the evening, free to walk around or go to the Scott market for your souvenirs.

Day 9 Depart Yangon


Transfer to airport to catch your flight home
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Burma Unveiled & Cruise

Burma Unveiled and cruise features the top choice for those who want to experience the entire charm of Burma in slow pace travel. The tour not only takes you through the best that Burma has to offer but also offer you a wonderful chance to know about the authentic Burmese hospitality and the beauty of Irrawaddy River

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Tour Duration: 10 days / 09 nights
Tour Type: Classic, luxury tour
Cities: Yangon, Bago, Mandalay, Bagan
Price: Contact us
Physical level: easy

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Day 1 Arrival in Yangon


Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our guide in Yangon international airport.
Enjoy your first visit to Shwedagon pagoda, the prominent monument with golden flash and numerous stupas featuring the dominating site in the city.
Welcome dinner by Royal Palace.
Accommodation: Yangon Hotel
Meal: welcome dinner

Day 2 Yangon city tour


After breakfast, we start exploring the centre of Yangon with a guided walk through colonial buildings, Emmanuel Church, Sule Pagoda and enjoy a styled high tea in Strand hotel or mingle with local in the traditional Burmese tea shop.
In the afternoon, we continue your sightseeing from Chautatkhgyi pagoda, famed for the biggest reclining Buddha statue in Myanmar, followed by a pleasant walk in royal place where you will admire Karaweik Palace and the green park of Kandawgyi. The best part of this day is to capture Shwedagon pagoda, the biggest religious site, stuffed with gold, diamonds and scared Buddha stories.
Accommodation: Yangon Hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 3 Yangon - Twante - Yangon


Twante is a small town noted for its pottery and cotton-weaving, and for an old Mon paya complex. One can travel there by public car from Dala (on the opposite bank of the Yangon River) or by ferry along the Yangon River and Twante Canal.
We leave Yangon for a road trip to Twante, learning about local life and traditional workshops.
On the return way, experience the busy sight of China town.
Accommodation: Yangon Hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 4 Yangon - Mandalay


After breakfast, taking a short flight to Mandalay
Start your day with a drive to Inwa, once the capital of Mon emperor from 13th to 18th century. You will be captivated by the sacred monastery by Taungthaman lake. The followed horse cart ride will bring you to Ubein, the longest teakwood bridge in the world.
This afternoon, we explore the royal palace, Kuthodaw Paya and Shwenandaw Kyaung pagodas. These are the most prominent architectures built by king Mindon, the last emperor of Bura. Sunset by Mandalay hill.
Accommodation: Mandalay hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 5 Mandalay - Pyn Oo Lwin - Mandalay


Pyn Oo Lwin is the most beautiful hill station in Myanmar which is blessed with mild weather, cascading waterfall, lush jungle and countless British buildings. Your journey to Pyn Oo Lwin covers a pleasant walk in botanic garden and styled churches.
On the way back, we will capture the work of flower plantation and taste the fresh fruits on the foot hill of Maymyo ( Pyn Oo Lwin)
Accommodation: Mandalay Hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 6 Irrawaddy River Cruise


Today, we embark on one of the best overnight cruise on Irrawaddy river  from Mandalay port. The visit to Mingun and its temple complex will be our highlight of the day.
Located on the left bank of Irrawaddy, Mingun depicts the story of Incomplete Wall, the biggest ringing bell and peaceful fishing village.
Accommodation: Overnight cruise on Irrawaddy River
Meal: breakfast

Day 7 Irrawaddy River cruise


Enjoy your leisure while our cruise travel downstream to Sagaing, home to hundreds of monasteries and nunneries.
On the way to Bagan, we will visit Yandaboo,a village that specialises in pottery, where the peace treaty of the first Anglo-Burmese war was signed in 1826.
Moor in Bagan.
Accommodation:  Overnight cruise on Irrawaddy River
Meal: breakfast

Day 8 Bagan sightseeing


Disembark in Bagan pier and enjoy your full day discovering the highlights of Bagan which consists of more than 2500 temples andpagodas. This archaeological site brings us to the scared history of ancient Bagan capital with thedevelopment of Buddhism.As we travel further into the land of temple spires, Htilomino, Gawdamgangyi, Ananda and Shwezigontemples will attract your sense of curiosity with a profound impression.The highlight of this day is the sunset from the second highest temple the Shwenandaw.
Accommodation: Bagan hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 9 Bagan - Mt. Popa - Bagan


Leave Bagan in the morning for a drive to Popa where you will have chance to behold the stunning panoramic mountain view and see the impressive site of Popa Kalat, known as te most sacred site for meditation in Myanmar.
On the way back, we visit some Bagan lacquer centre where people produce the best lacquer items. Taking the flight back to Yangon
Accommodation: Bagan hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 10 Yangon city tour. Departure


After breakfast, we explore Yangon`s highlights including Sule pagoda, colonial buildings and National Museums.
Spend your last afternoon to visit Scott market before heading to the airport for your departure
Accommodation: not available
Meal: breakfast

INCLUSION & EXCLUSION


Tour included:
- Myanmar Visa Arrangement
- All hotel rooms as mentioned in the itinerary
- Cabin on cruise as mentioned
- All domestic flights as mentioned
- Meals as mentioned ( you can add meals if you prefer)
- English speaking tour guide ( other language, please contact us)
- Entrance fees and zone fees
- Boat trips as mentioned

Tour excluded:
- Meals not mentioned
- Drinks and personal expenses

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Burma Family Holiday

This is an enlightening holiday which is beautifully designed to offer you a great time with your family. Burma (Myanmar) Family Holiday allows you and your children enjoying the architectural marvels of Yangon, interesting traditional puppet show, unique Inle fishing technique, amazing Bagan temples and vivid local life of Burmese.
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Tour length: 12 days / 11 nights
Tour Type: Holiday
Cities: Mandalay, Bagan, Kalaw, Inle Lake, Yangon
Price: Contact us
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
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Day 01: Yangon Arrival


As your family arrive in Yangon, our driver and tour guide will welcome you for the first touch to Myanmar ( Burma), transferring to your hotel.
Let your children learn about this fascinating city with the first visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most impressive golden site in Yangon which dominates the skyline of Yangon by its miracle flash.
Dinner with cultural show in Karaweik Place features the highlight of this evening.

Day 02: Yangon – Twante Biking


A half day tour crossing Yangon river to reach Twante where your family start biking on village paths to learn about local life. After visit to Shwe Sandaw pagoda, Baung Daw Gyoke Pagoda. After lunch, we visit to local market and observing at the fruit and vegetables lay out in baskets on the ground, dried fish, and tethered poultry.
Return to Yangon to enjoy the busy market by China town, one of the best place to enjoy delicious Myanmar food.

Day 03: Yangon – Mandalay visit


After breakfast, we will take a flight to Mandalay, the northern hub of Myanmar. Upon arrival you will drive to the picturesque ancient capital of Ava which is best explored by horse cart.
After that, a short car travel will bring you to the Buddhist town of Sagaing, home to a remarkable number of temples and monasteries. The hill in the centre of town is well worth climbing up if the kids are feeling energetic; you follow the pilgrims up a long stair case and can stop off along the way on the benches that line the route to get your breath back and admire the view. If you are all feeling a little more lazy, you can take the car. The views from the top of the myriad temples and the slow waters of the Irrawaddy are incredible.

Day 04: Mandalay city tour


This morning, we embark a boat up the Irrawaddy to Mingun. The children will enjoy watching the great variety of wooden boats and bamboo rafts that trade on the river, carrying produce to distant markets. Mingun is home to an ancient brick pagoda that towers 50m over the river, and is home to the world’s largest intact bell.
In the afternoon, we enjoy a styled trip by rishaw of Mandalay to explore Kuthodaw pagoda, known as the biggest book in the world. We will invite you to try the Burmese tea at a traditional teashop before we continue he sightseeing to Mandalay to capture the sunset this day.

Day 05: Mandalay – Bagan on Irrawaddy River


Spend your day cruising downstream Irrawaddy where you have plentiful photographic opportunities to capture the life on the river banks.
Late afternoon, Bagan, an ancient capital will welcome you by its some 2500 pagodas and temples.
Relax at the hotel pool for your first night in Bagan.
Optional: a scenic drive along Irrawaddy River with different village visits is also a very good choice this day.

Day 06: Bagan sightseeing


Be ready for a fascinating discovery day to uncover the glorious temples of Bagan. Building started in the 11th century, and there are hundreds of temples spread over a huge plain, some crumbling and in disrepair, others in good condition with intricate carvings and miniature paintings covering the interior. Depending on the age of your children the site can be visited either by bike or by horse cart. Everyone in the family will love exploring the area, finding little nooks and crannies and following hidden staircases to incredible viewpoints.
Sunset in Bagan is undoubtly a highlight of your days in Bagan.

Day 07: Bagan – Mt.Popa


This morning, we will be watching sunrise over Bagan (optional) and back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at hotel, we head to Mt. Popa about 48 km south east of Bagan. Mt. Popa, known as the abode of Nats (spirits) – a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honoured by some Myanmar people and the nat museum, which houses 37 life-size nat statues sculpted from teak. It’s time to climb for 777 steps to the summit. Proceed to Popa Mountain Resort ( 1hr drive ) for our lunch. The restaurant offer a great view to the Popa summit that stands straight from the central plain. After lunch, return drive back to Bagan. On the way back, enroute stop at village cottage industry to learn the regional product as well as to watch the collection of juice from the palm trees, and its conversion to brown sugar. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 08: Bagan – Heho – Pindaya


Leave Bagan for a flight to Heho then proceed ton Pindaya. It takes about 2½ hours but there are plenty of chances to stop along the way to admire the view.
Once you have arrived in Pindaya you can climb the hillside to the Pindaya caves, set on a limestone ridge overlooking a lake. The caves themselves are packed with Buddhist figures; keep the kids entertained by asking them how many Buddhas they can count and come armed with a torch so that they can peer into the dark corners.

Day 09: Pindaya Trekking


After breakfast, we prepare our belongings then depart for trek into the hills of Shan States.
Your day is filled up with cultural interaction, amazing mountainous views and a great chance to learn about tea culture in this area.
Your family is invited to participate some interesting farming activities with local families. Return to your hotel.

Day 10: Pindaya – Inle Lake


An car journey from Pindaya to Nyang Shwe town to enjoy the boat trip in Inle Lake.The children will enjoy the extraordinary ‘Jumping Cat’ monastery where cats have been trained to jump through hoops Continue your sightseeing to see vegetable gardens floating on the waters of the lake and scenic stilt houses. The children will also enjoy watching the lake’s unique ‘leg rowers’; the local fishermen have a very unusual style of rowing, with one leg wrapped around the paddle, leaving the arms free to cast the net.

Day 11: Inle Lake – Indein Market - Yangon


We leave your resort this morning by boat to reach the rotating market of Indein which attracts different hill tribes in Shan State including Pa-O, Padaung, Intha people who come to the market in their traditional customs. Your guide will will demonstrate the uniqueness of Indein goods which are exposed in the fair.
After the market, we proceed to Indein ruin, the most famous site to experience the highlights of regional Buddhism then visit Pa O villages. Taking a flight back to Yangon

Day 12: Yangon departure ( or go to Ngapali Beach)


Free at leisure or visit the less-visited site of Yangon city before you take the departure flight.

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Burma Royal Heritages

One special tour to see Burma ( Myanmar ) both in land on on shore. It's time to be pampered by the luxury services and behold the spectacular of Burma.
As you land in Yangon, Burma Tours Asia staff will introduce you the uniquness of the city with Shwedagon and many vestiges. The royal city of Mandalay calls your visit by its beguilding relics, legends and sacred places while Irrawaddy river connects your travel with superb view from your cruise deck.
From Mandalay, we take 2 days cruise downstream to the ancient capital, the only Unesco heritage site of Myanmar, Bagan plain. This incredible land is stuffed with countless stupas and pagoda which surely highlight your discovery before you come back to Yangon.

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Tour length: 08 days/ 07 nights
Tour type: Cultural Tour, Classic
Cities: Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing,  Yandaboo, Bagan
Price: Contact us
Physcal Level: Easy

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Day 01: Yangon arrival (D)


Burma Tour will welcome you at Yangon airport for your hotel transfer.
The remainder of the day is for your leisure and unwind.
Our delightful dinner with cultural puppet show will be our highlight of the day.

Day 02: Yangon city tour (B)


Located by the bank of Yangon river, the city of Yangon with rich history dated back to VI century with diverse arts. Explore the traditional and temporary art on the styled rishaw with our guide. Visit a selection of local galleries displaying paintings, sculptures and photographs from famous art pioneers and emerging young artists.
Spend your afternoon for a pleasant walk from Kandawgyi lake to Shwedagon, the biggest, golden pagoda in Yangon. It is a good time to watch local people praying at different stupas and relax with incredible sunset here.

Day 03: Yangon – Mandalay (B)


After breakfast, we fly to the last capital of Burma, the city of Mandalay.
Commence your sightseeing to Inwa, once the capital of Mon emperor from 13th to 18th century. You will be captivated by the sacred monastery by Taungthaman lake. The followed horse cart ride will bring you to Ubein, the longest teakwood bridge in the world.
This afternoon, we explore the royal palace, Kuthodaw Paya and Shwenandaw Kyaung pagodas. These are the most prominent architectures built by king Mindon, the last emperor of Bura. Sunset at Mandalay hill.

Day 04: Mandalay – Irrawaddy River Cruise (B,L,D)


Today, we embark the luxury Paukan Cruise from Irrawaddy port. The visit to Mingun and its temple complex will be our highlight of the day.
Located on the left bank of Irrawaddy, Mingun depicts the story of Incomplete Wall, the biggest ringing bell and peaceful fishing village.

Day 05: Cruise to Sagaing and Yandaboo (B,L,D)


Enjoy your leisure while our cruise travel downstream to Sagaing, home to hundreds of monasteries and nunneries.
On the way to Bagan, we will visit Yandaboo,a village that specialises in pottery, where the peace treaty of the first Anglo-Burmese war was signed in 1826.
Moor in Bagan.

Day 06: Bagan disembarkation – sightseeing (B)


Leave your cruise to visit Bagan.
We offer you choices for the rest of your day:
Bagan horse cart ride tour: enjoy the styled tour to visit different village and secluded temples amongst the some 2500 religious sites of Bagan.
Cooking class: a real demonstration of Burma cuisine with visit to local market and cook the fine food like local. Visit traditional factory of making lacquer and Manuha village.
Dinner will be followed by an interesting puppet show.

Day 07: Bagan – Yangon (B)


The day is at your leisure to discover Bagan on your own.
Our suggestion: spend half day on bike to cycle through villages where you are welcomed by smiling people, who are willing to show you their life. Other suggestion is to take a trip to Mt. Popa.
Taking a flight back to Yangon.

Day 08: Yangon city – Departure (B)


Visit Yangon downtown with a pleasant walk from Sule pagoda to China town, discover the biggest reclining Buddha at Chautkhatgyi pagoda or do shopping at Scott market.
Burma Tour staff will see you off for your departure flight.
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Thứ Hai, 10 tháng 2, 2014

Beach Safari Myanmar

The coast of Western Burma (Myanmar) presents some of the most isolated and natural settings in Burma, that is Rakhine. Far away from the rapid pace of change in Yangon and Mandalay, villagers continue to live here in the same way they have for hundreds of years. They live according to the rhythms of nature, fishing and harvesting coconuts. The people of Rakhine still use ox carts with wooden wheels.

Beach Safari Myanmar ( Burma ) invites you to truly get away and discover how people really live in Burma. We invite to join us in Maung Shwe Lay for a fun and memorable day exploring authentic village life in Myanmar and being part of our community.

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Tour Duration: 02 days / 01 night
Tour Type: Cultural exploration
Cities: Maung Shwe Lay
Price: Contact us
Activity Level: Regular Itinerary
Highlights:

  • Experience rural fishing village life

  • Enjoy beach of St. Andrew’s Bay

  • Pristine natural beauty


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DAY 1: Boat transport to Maung Shwe Lay and visiting the town


Pick-Up Car (Airport to Beach)
Boat transport (Ngapali Beach to Maung Shwe Lay)
Lunch
Ox cart ride & Visiting Monastery, Brick Factory Library and School
Meal: Dinner

DAY 2: Morning market and enjoying the beach


Breakfast
Visiting Morning Market
Snorkelling/Enjoying Beach
Lunch
Boat transport (Maung Shwe Lay to Hotel)

NOTE: What You Will See and Do in Maung Shwe Lay


Please be aware that we invite you to experience the same conditions that we live in every day. The village has only a few hours of electricity each day (in the evening). You will sleep in our family compound located on the beach, either in a small tent (for 2 people) or in the local house on sleeping mats (as we sleep). You may take a local shower using well water: you stand next to a barrel of cool well water and use a bowl to pour the fresh water over yourself, as we do. We have also installed a solar shower for the convenience of our foreign guests, so that you may enjoy a western style warm shower at anytime. It is very basic but you’ll never forget this experience in your life.

Once you have arrived and settled in, your English speaking guide will take you around the village to explain more about local life. You will slowly explore the tempo and patterns of rural life.
You will explore the bay and the country side by ox cart and on foot.

In the morning, just after sunrise, you can visit Maung Shwe Lay’s local market, where the village comes to trade and talk. Maung Shwe Lay’s market is on the main lane of the village, just a few steps from our compound. Each day, all year, villagers bring in seasonal produce fresh from the fields, and join their neighbours for breakfast at the market. They spread a blanket on the ground, and put what they’re selling on the blanket. You can also see some of the fresh catch just off the boats returning from the sea. Since Maung Shwe Lay is a small village (about 2000 people), our market is also small. Everyone knows everyone else, and neighbours come by to chat and gossip. We hope you’ll join us so you can share this essential part of village life. But you need to come early, because the market is over by 9am!

After breakfast, you visit the local school and meet the students, seeing how children are educated around Myanmar. If you like, you can spend some time talking to the children about your home country or asking them about life in Maung Shwe Lay. You can also visit our modest library where you can help for an hour or two by reading stories to the youngest children. You may help replanting trees and explain about environmental issues to the village elders (your fee for this homestay includes small donations to these village institutions). If it’s open on the day you visit us, you can also visit our healthcare clinic, built by donations. Because we have no nurse, the clinic is only opens a few days each week, when a nurse visits from a larger hospital in the next town.

As you explore the village, you can visit our temple, which has just a few monks, who have served our community for decades. If you’re interested, you may be able to visit some of our local cottage industries. There are brick makers, and coconut-meat driers, as well as a carpentry workshop.

During your stay, breakfast, lunch and dinner are back at the house. We will cook local food for you as we do for ourselves (see ‘Food’ below). Western food is not available in Maung Shwe Lay. We’re happy to accommodate vegetarians.

In the afternoon you will go with a local boat for a snorkelling trip out in the bay. You can enjoy swimming in the bay just steps away from our compound. You may decide to just enjoy the beach of St. Andrew’s Bay, which spreads out a few feet away from your tent. You can lie under the palm trees absorbing the energy of village life. People come and go and the village children play nearby. Fishermen set out in their boats and return with their catch. Our beautiful beach is a working beach but you can still enjoy the peace and tranquillity of being far away from hustle and bustle. No one in Maung Shwe Lay is in a rush. You can take a walk along the coves and inlets of the bay and the surrounding area. In the evening, you will sit on the beach and admire the clear skies and abundant stars. There is no smog or air pollution in Maung Shwe Lay and on cloudless nights you can see the visible universe spreading out above you.

Myanmar & Rakhine Food: In Maung Shwe Lay, you will have the chance to eat real Myanmar food. You can also try our local Rakhine specialties; you’ll have to be careful because unlike food in Yangon, Rakhine foods tend to be spicy! You can observe village women cooking in the kitchen where you stay. You’ll see how we prepare the food we eat when we’re ready to eat, fresh from the field or the ocean, using techniques and technology that people have used for hundreds of years. We have no electric stoves or refrigerators. Every dish is fresh, clean, and prepared right before you eat it.

Same Day Return


Boat transport (Ngapali Beach to Maung Shwe Lay)
Ox cart ride & Visiting Monastery, Library, School and local houses
Lunch at the beach
Boat transport (Maung Shwe Lay to Ngapali Beach)

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Escape to a tropical paradise today with a full day beach safari. You’ll be picked up from the Thandwe airport or your Ngapali Hotel and drive to meet your local fishing boat and guide. Cast off and sail across blue seas from Ngapali’s shores to the beach at St Andrew’s, a journey of around 1 hour.

On arrival in the perfectly shaped bay of Maung Shwe Lay walk to your local house on the beach under the lots coconut trees. Bury your toes in the white sand, while sipping a refreshing coconut drink.

A brief orientation of the Bay and Maung Shwe Lay village will be given. From here the day is yours to do as you please. We recommend joining your guide on a walk through the village- a special opportunity to see a typical rural fishing village. You’ll stop at the Buddhist monastery, elementary school, community library and local houses.

A home cooked lunch will be served at midday.


The afternoon is yours to do as you please. Explore more of the village, spend time with the local students or relax in a hammock on the beach and snorkel. Around 3pm we’ll set sail for the white sands of Ngapali where you will be dropped at your hotel.
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Ayeyarwaddy Dolphin Tour

Ayeyarwaddy Dolphin tour is designed to provide the travelers with the chance to see the Ayeyarwaddy Dolphin in their natural environment and the traditional cast-net fishing method by the help of dolphins. This will encourage the education programs on dolphin conservation and the importance of adopting sustainable fishing practices.

The community and local fishermen will better understand their perspectives and issues. This allows us to balance the preservation needs of dolphins with helping the fishermen to achieve more productive and sustainable livelihoods.

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Tour Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Tour Type: Watching dolphin
Cities: Mandalay, Kyauk Myaung
Price: Contact us
Activity Level: Regular itinerary


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Day 01: Mandalay-Kyauk Myaung


Morning scenic driving on the Ayeyarwaddy by fishermen’s boat for dolphin sightseeing boat will give you unforgettable event in your life time. After one hour, we go sightseeing: the biggest temple, bells and lion statues of Myanmar in Mingun village. Proceed to Myayzun village where is 45km from Mandalay, for exploration of Ayeyarwaddy dolphins. On the way, we can see dolphins near the villages such as Seinpengone, Indown, Sheinmakar. Upon the arrival of Myayzun village lies on the eastern bank of the river, visit fishermen houses and chatting with old fishermen and their family for their experiences. This village is very famous for their fishing together with Ayeayarwaddy dolphin in their traditional method. In the evening, we stroll in the village to visit Snake Vomit Pagoda of 12 century and observe the way of life of the villagers and their local communities. Enjoy the sunset on the bank of the mighty river, Ayeyarwaddy. In the evening enjoy the sunset follow by exclusive dinner with the bonfire on the sand island of mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. After bonfire party, overnight stay on boat or camping on the island.
Night on the boat.

Day02: Kyauk Myaung (see dolphin) -Mandalay


After breakfast, we will start our dolphin exploration by small fishermen’s boat and canoes along the river. We will approach to dolphin by small canoes because dolphin will afraid the noise of boat’s engine. When the fishermen start to make a strange sound such as guttural by tapping with paddle, bamboo stick on the side of canoes, the dolphin will come and show their tail to cooperate for their fishing and chase to boat closely. (Dolphin and fishermen communicate each other by audio visual signals for their cooperation fishing). Dolphins will show their tails on the vertical position to stop the boat and beat the water surface by the tails to capture the fish by casting their net quickly.
A few minutes later, the fishermen will get abundant fishes inside the net and they will throw some fishes to feed the dolphins as their share of cooperation fishing. After they take some rest more or less 20 minutes, they will start similar cooperation fishing for the second time. They will keep fishing some more time till receiving their daily rations. Saying “good-bye” to the fishermen and Ayeyarwaddy dolphins, we leave for Mandalay. It is incredible scene and amazing mutual understanding between men and animals for cooperative fishing as “Seeing is Believing”.

Inclusion:
- Private transfer with air-conditioning
- 2 Breakfast for 2 persons
- 2 Lunches for 2 person (Lunch on the boat)
- Boat go & back to Mandalay

Exclusion:
- Drinks and Meals not mentioned.
- Tips and personal expenses.
- Insurance.
- Domestic flights
- International flights.
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Thứ Ba, 21 tháng 1, 2014

Burma Tracks & Trails

Our 14 days authentic travel journey to some of the most beautiful sites of the country begins in Yangon where we explore its quaint colonial quarters, bustling markets and cultural highlights. From Yangon we travel North to Shan State largest and most culturally diverse area in Burma ( Myanmar ).

In Shan state we visit famous pilgrimage site of Pindaya Cave and trek to ethnic minority villages from Pindaya we continue to beautiful Inle Lake known for its leg rowers, lively markets and festivals...

Tour duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Starts:Yangon - Ends: in Yangon
Tour type: Biking, Hiking tour, Adventure
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Challenging
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DAY 1: Yangon walking tour


Upon arrival to the YANGON international airport, you will be welcomed by our Burma Tours ASIA guide and transferred to hotel. Today we visit colonial-style city center of Yangon starting from one of the landmarks Sule Paya stupa – built over 2,000 years ago. We continue to the quaint Yangon old, built during the British colonial era where many charming historical buildings are still located. . During our stroll through bustling market full of merchants and food stalls, we visit a local pharmacy and learn about Myanmar traditional medicine, stop for a tea and snack in the fashion of locals, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Yangon. After lunch in the afternoon, we continue on foot to Yangon Central Railway. We disembark the train after few stops and approximately 30 minutes of travelling to continue sightseeing by our own vehicle. Late afternoon we complete the day with a visit to one of the world's most spectacular monuments, the SWEDAGON pagoda, a gold covered bell dome structure that dominates the city's skyline and is frequented by pious locals. The Shwedagon is an iconic symbol of the country, a sight not to be missed.
Overnight stay: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 2:  Yangon - Pindaya Caves by flight


Enjoy breakfast and then transfer to the airport for the FLIGHT TO HEHO, a quiet transit town with one of the few airport links in the beautiful hills of Shan State. Visit the bustling main HEHO MARKET, the meeting point for different ethnic minority groups of the surrounding areas to trade handmade goods and locally grown produce (on market days only). Enroute to Pindaya, we stop at a LOCAL FAMILY WORK SHOP to learn how Shan umbrellas and paper are made by traditional methods using the fibres of the mulberry tree. We continue our 2-hour drive to Pindaya, small town nestled by Pindaya range and Shan plateau. After lunch break we visit PINDAYA CAVE. The Cave is unique in housing thousands of Buddha images donated by Buddhist devotees alongside caverns filled with numerous stalactite formations. Rest of the day is free for town explorations and mingling with tribal folks who often coming trading to Pindaya from more remote villages.
Overnight stay: Hotel in Pindaya

DAY 3: Trek Pindaya to Yasagyi Village


After breakfast at hotel we drive to Yasakyi market to buy supplies for the trek, the last place to stock up for the trip. From the market we transfer to the starting point of our trek at the foot of a mountain range. Our trail follows up moderate climb passing tea and vegetable plantations reaching HTUT NI village after approx. 1hr trekking. We continue ascent until arriving to our lunch stop at SEKYI INN VILLAGE 1670m after 4hrs and (4oom) climb. Our guide and support team will prepare warm lunch at a local house. After insight to Sekyi Inn livelihood; tea growing and bamboo basket weaving, we continue climb over forested slope and spine of the mountain range continued by descent down to YASAKYI VILLAGE resting at the foot of the mountain range. In the afternoon leisure time explore Yasakyi, a Palaung tribe village.

Trekking: Approximately 6-7hrs in total.
Overnight stay: In a local house. Sleeping facilities are local style. Simple matrasses on floor with bed linen, pillows and blankets in shared room. Personal mosquito nets are also provided.

DAY 4: Trekking Yasagyi to Kanhla Kone Village


After breakfast we continue trek on small rural road and footpaths contouring the forest covered mountain range passing through LYIN LAY INN Danu village after 1hr trekking and MAE NAE TAUNG Pao Village 2hrs later. Our guide and support team will prepare warm lunch at a local house. After lunch break we continue with descend approx. 3hrs to our night stop at KANHLA KONE VILLAGE.

Trekking: Approximately 6 hrs in total
Overnight stay: In a monastery. Sleeping facilities are local style. Simple matrasses on floor with bed linen, pillows and blankets in a shared room. Personal mosquito nets are also provided.

DAY 5:  Trek Kanhla Kone - Pindaya - Inle Lake


After breakfast at the monastery our trail leads us from forested region to farming lands. During our 3,5hr descent to Pindaya we pass HTIN SHEE KONE & TAUNG PAW GYI VILLAGES, Shan tea plantations and enjoy great views over surrounding vast landscape. After lunch in Pindaya and we transfer to Inle Lake 2.5 hours. After checking into the hotel, we embark on afternoon explorations of INLE LAKE, populated with floating islands and gardens made from the naturally tangled roots of water hyacinth plants and reeds. Delight in the picturesque sights of fishermen who balance and row with one leg, a technique indigenous to the Inn Thar minority group who do this only on Inle Lake.

Trekking: Approximately 3,5 hrs in total.
Overnight stay: In a hotel built on stilts over the lake or on the shore.

DAY 6: Inle Lake & Inn Thein by Boat


After breakfast we journey out by boat, following the currents of a small river to reach the INN THEIN PAGODA COMPLEX, a site that makes us feel as if we've stepped through a forgotten portal in time. To access the complex, we walk through verdant bamboo groves that open up to a field covered with the ancient pagodas constructed over 1,000 years ago. We boat back to the lake and visit PHAUNGDAW OO PAGODA, the home of some of the country's most sacred Buddha statues covered in gold leaf by devout followers. We also make visits to the INPAWKHON WEAVING VILLAGE to learn how local silks, linens and lotus fabrics are handmade and how local SILVERSMITHS craft skillfully beautiful decorative items with old methods. As an extra treat, we stop at a house for BURMESE CATS built over the lake, where we see the preservation efforts and reintroduction of this rare pure breed of felines to Myanmar. We end our day with magnificent sunset canoe ride with boatmen who gracefully navigate and row perched on one leg.

Biking: Rest day. No biking today.
Overnight stay: In a hotel built on stilts over the lake or on the shore.

DAY 7 : Inle Lake - Inwa ( Ava ) - Mingun - Mandalay by Flight


Transfer to Heho airport for (1hr) FLIGHT TO MANDALAY, the last Royal Capital of Burma. Our biking journey starts from Mandalay airport. We ride first 8km on a quiet airport road before turning to smaller unpaved road leading to the ruins of ancient capital cities and Ava/Inwa kingdom situated on an island between Myint Nge and Ayeyarwaddy Rivers. We visit NAN MYINT WATCH TOWER, last remaining structure of the palace compound in the heart of the area, old BAGAYAR MONASTERY constructed entirely of teak wood well over 100 years ago and the beautiful yellow coloured decorative MAHA AUNG MYE BONZAN MONASTERY. After lunch at Ava we cross Myint Nge river with small ferry and ride across bridge to Ancient Capital of SAGAING, home to 6000-7000 Buddhist monks, nuns and novices, one the most important religious centers of Myanmar. From Sagaing we cycle North along the shores of Ayeyarwaddy River through rural farming communities to Mingun. The road is paved and has very light traffic and part of the journey is travelled over rolling hills. In Mingun we make photo stops at unfinished Mingun Pagoda cracked by an earth quake and at the Mingun bronze bell before catching 1-hour sunset cruise across Ayeyarwaddy River to Mandalay. Upon arrival to Mandalay jetty transfer to hotel for check in.

Biking: 60km in total. Airport to Ava around 30km flat terrain first 10km is paved, Ava to Mingun 30km on paved roads some rolling hills terrain between Sagaing & Mingun.
Overnight stay: hotel in Mandalay

DAY 8:  Mandaylay Cỉty


After breakfast at the hotel, we enjoy a morning stroll through the lively ZEGYO MARKET in the heart of the city to experience authentic local life. We continue to the ARTISAN QUARTERS, where some of the oldest craftsmanship are showcased dating back to last kingdom of Myanmar. We observe the process of pounding gold leaf, detailing teakwood carvings and embroidering Myanmar tapestry. We also see how bronze and marble Buddha statues are carved, cast and molded. Next, we proceed to the major highlights of the city: the sacred MAHAMUNI PAGODA, housing one of the most significant Buddha images covered in several tons of gold leaf and the crown prize in wars between competing kingdoms; the GOLDEN PALACE MONASTERY, the sole surviving Royal Palace building in Mandalay, offering a glimpse of the original style and architecture of the Myanmar royals; and lastly, the KUTHODAW PAGODA, a compound housing Buddha's teachings carved in the sacred Pali script on stone tablets and regarded the world's largest book in terms of surface area. We end our day with sunset panoramic views over city skyline on MANDALAY HILL, the highest point of the city.
Overnight stay: Hotel in Mandalay

DAY 9: Mandalay to Bagan by Flight


Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Mandalay Jetty and board Shwe Inn Keinnery or Malikha Cruise boat for a full day boat journey on the AYEYARWADDY RIVER to Ancient Kingdom of Bagan, the greatest archeological treasure of Myanmar with over 4000 pagodas and temples ruins located on the plains Bagan. BAGAN was during its heyday one the greatest kingdoms in the World and is truly magical destination to visit. The boat will arrive to Bagan jetty late afternoon. You will be welcomed by Burma Tours Asia local guide and transferred to hotel.
Overnight stay: Hotel in Bagan

DAY 10: Bagan Cycling


After breakfast at your hotel. Upon arrival to Bagan we send luggage to hotel and continue on bikes first to Nyaung U town and then to NYAUNG U MARKET, the largest market in Bagan we make stops at THANAKA MUSEUM and shining gold gilded SWEZIGON STUPA, purported to contain a holy tooth relic of the Buddha. In TAUNG BI VILLAGE, a typical Bagan neighborhood we make stops to learn how RICE NOODLES & MYANMAR CIGARS "CHEROOTS" are made. After lunch break we continue to well-preserved ANANDA TEMPLE often cited as the most beautiful temple in Bagan. Within short ride away is the SHWESANDAW PAGODA, tall brick stupa offering perfect views over Bagan. We continue on small and sandy lanes and tracks through more remote temple sites to New Bagan and MYINKABA VILLAGE and visit a LACQUEWARE WORKSHOP for Bagan's speciality arts and crafts. For sunset, we climb to top of a temple that offers unparalleled photo opportunities of one of the richest archeological treasures in Southeast Asia as the sun dips behind the temple ruins (weather permitting).

Biking: 20-30km mostly paved roads, some soft sand tracks at more remote locations.
Overnight stay: Hotel in Bagan

DAY 11: In Bagan


We continue the exploration of Bagan with visits to the MANUHA TEMPLE, built by the Mon king in the 1300s to represent his time in captivity under the Bagan king. Continuing to the THANAKA MUSEUM and a CIGAR WORK SHOP, we learn respectively about the traditional uses of the fragrant thanaka paste and how Burmese make the local cheroot cigars. A visit to the NYAUNG U MARKET, the largest market in the Bagan region, gives us a glimpse into local life. We also see how cottage industries like brick making and are carried out with traditional methods. During a visit to a MONASTIC SCHOOL that provides disadvantaged children with free primary level education, we have the opportunity to interact with the school children. * All touring schedules and activities can be adjusted according to guests' wishes..
Overnight stay: Hotel in Bagan

DAY 12: Bagan - Yangon by Flight


After breakfast transfer to Bagan airport for flight to YANGON. Upon arrival to Yangon you will be met by Burma tours Asia guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in. We will continue to Yangon riverside and take a short walk along the jetty observing all kinds of merchandise being loaded on river boats travelling to the Delta and upstream Irrawaddy river. We will cross Yangon River by ferry boat to Dala, a typical rural village and embark on a journey into curious and friendly local neighborhoods following small lanes and making stops at some pagodas, local market and a monastery. After the 1-2hr "trishaw" bicycle taxi ride we return back to Yangon by ferry. Rest of the day can be customized for shopping or sightseeing as you wish or perhaps pampering and relaxing yourself with a massage at Inya Day Spa.
Overnight stay: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 13: Yangon - Bago - Golden Rock ( KyaiKhtiyo )


Early pick-up from your hotel in Yangon, drive 80km/ 1,5hrs to Bago (Pegu) ancient capital of Mon Kingdom for a morning coffee and snack in a local tea shop. Continue 3,5 hrs drive to Kinpun basecamp. After lunch we will start our 11km trek to "Golden Rock" Kyaikthiyo. Our trail contours mountain range through partly forest covered hills. On the way we see many pagodas donated by pilgrims who have made this journey. We gradually ascend to the spine of the range leading to the Golden Rock, where we enjoy magical sunset (weather permitting) and special atmosphere devotees praying, meditating, lighting candles and placing incense sticks and applying extra layers of leaf gold on the boulder peculiarly resting on the edge of a cliff. A little stupa shrine on top of the rock is believed to contain Buddha's hair relics.

Trekking: Approximately 30min descent to transportation link.
Overnight stay: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 14: Yangon Departure


Free at leisure until transfer to Yangon airport for you departure flight.

 

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Thứ Hai, 13 tháng 1, 2014

Kyaing Tong Trekking Tour

Explore Kyaing Tong, Myanmar's top preserved area which is promised to be one of the best area to enjoy trekking with fascinating mix of culture. From smiling welcome to unique traditions of Kyaing Tong hill tribe, from lush river valley to spectacular mountain vista, from dirt track to exotic town, this tour shows you the best of Kyaing Tong in the most impressive way.

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Tour Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Tour Type: Adventure, Trekking
Cities: Kyaing Tong
Price: Contact us
Activity Level: Moderate level
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Day 01: Yangon / Mandalay/ Inle Lake to Kyaing Tong


Taking a short flight to Kyaing Tong today. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Enjoy a first glimpse of Kyaing Tong with a visit to Wan Pauk Village which is home to 250 Palaung minorities in their colorful traditional dresses with ornamental silver waist-bands. The Palaung tribe at this village are known as "Silver" Palaungs.
Your tor guide will introduce you the tradition of teeth blackened by chewing betel nuts a beauty characteristic and learn their livelihood that depends on growing paddy and other crops, raising cattle, pigs and chicken, weaving clothes and making different ornaments with silver. Then back to the town to end the day with a visit Maha Myat Muni pagoda or "Wat Pha Jao Lung in Shan" language.

Day 02: Kyaing Tong Trekking


After breakfast, we experience the highlights Water Buffalo Market which takes place in the outskirs of the town twice a week.
A scenic drive for 45 minutes to the trekking point will be followed by a trail that leas to "Ho Kyin" villages, a group of typical Akha tribe villages from here we continue for another 30 minutes to Na Phi Phank village, home to Lahu and Akha tribe. Then proceed to more Akha villages namely, Phata village and Pang Ma Phai village to learn more about their daily life. Your driver will await to transfer you to Mong Zine (Khun Village) to see how they make traditional Lahu Knives .Along the way back to hotel, visit en route Joe Phyu village of the Wa tribes. See sundown workers return from the fields.

Day 03: Kyaing Tong Trekking


Breakfast at your hotel before taking a road trip to Pindauk Village where we start our light trekking. Start climbing to the habitat of Akha and Enn tribe, passing monsoon forest overlooking the valley covered with terraced rice fields looking like a huge, green patchwork blanket. Visit the villages of Enn and Akha minorities and learn more about the beliefs, customs and traditions of the hill tribes – some baptized and some still animists. Enjoy picnic lunch at the Pin Tauk Waterfall before keeping your leg to the villages of the Palaung, Black Lahu and Red Lahu. Return to Kyaing Tong.
This afternoon, embark an excursion to U Mulein Da's Tai Khun Shan lacquare workshop producing handicraft of high-quality, distinct from the lacquareware made in Bagan and Inle. Then continue to visit Standing Buddha image. Enjoy panoramic view of the city at sunset from the One tree Hill to see a lone, 245 years old Kanyin-byu (Diptero carpus Spp) tree, before calling it a day.

Day 04: Keng Tung – Yangon/ Mandalay/ Heho


After breakfast, make a morning visit to the Central Market of Keng Tung, where many hill tribe villagers, each in their colorful costumes, gather to trade fresh produce and household goods. Check out from hotel and transfer to airport for your onward flight.
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Wonders of the Golden Land

Burma - Wonders of the Golden Land. Along this journey, we bring you a corner of Asia little changed from the past as we visit nostalgic Yangon, where towering Shwedagon temple glints in the sun, watch a golden sunset over a thousand temples at Bagan, and journey by boat along the Irrawaddy River in Mandalay, the cultural heart of Burma.

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Tour Duration: 14 days / 13 nights
Tour Type: Cultural Adventures
Cities: Mandalay and Bagan, Magical Inle Lake
Price: Contact us
Activity Level: Cultural explorations, optional hikes
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Thứ Bảy, 11 tháng 1, 2014

Burma Culinary Tour

Culinary of Burma Tour embarks on an in-depth introduction to Burmese cuisine and the various environments in which to enjoy it. A unique program that will reveal the cultural pastimes of the country alongside ubiquitous sights and sceneries, this 8 days tour promises a real taste of Burma.

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Tour duration: 08 days 07 nights
Start: Yangon  - Finish: Yangon
Tour type: Cultural, Cooking
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour Route: Yangon – Kalw – Tar Yaw Village Hti Thein – Inle Lake – Sagar – Mandalay
Price: Available Upon Request
Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs. 

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Day 01: Yangon arrival


Met and greeted by Burma Tour staff. You will be transferred to your hotel in Yangon downtown.
Start your first experience of Yangon with a styled rishaw to visit vivid street life and Burma national museum. Your evening is highlighted by a fine dinner with cultural dance in Karaweik Palace restaurant.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Welcomed Dinner

Day 02: Yangon cooking class


After the refreshing drink, we head to the lively market of Yangon to select the best vegetables for your traditional Burmese salad dish. Our experience chef will demonstrate the way to create the best salad in Burmese style then you are free to enjoy a buffet lunch.
This afternoon, we visit Shwedagon pagoda, a golden monument of Yangon, dominating the sky line by its golden flash.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 03: Yangon – Bagan sightseeing


Rise up early today for the flight to Bagan, a sacred place with some 2500 pagodas and ruin built from XI century.
Commence your visit with a nice time at Nyang U market where you witness rustic goods and farm products exposing in the typical Burmese style. Proceeding to Shwezigon pagoda Gubyaukgyi Temple and Ananda Temple.
In the afternoon, we embark a horse drawn cart ride to explore some prominent pagodas in this Unesco zone before concluding your day with a haunting sunset from the peak of Shwesandaw pagoda.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Ballon Over Bagan. Cooking Class


Rise up early for a wonderful balloon ride over the temple peaks of Bagan. You will be transferred amist the pagodas to board the balloon then relax with the wind. As you return to back to your hotel, relax at your hotel before join our chef to Nyang U market. The dish you are to learn will be one of the famous dishes in Bagan: Roselle sour soup, Balachaung Gyaw with condiments, traditional chicken curry.
At the end of the day, embark a sunset cruise on Irrawaddy River.
Accommodation: Overnight cruise on Irrawaddy River
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 05: Bagan – Inle Lake - Indein market


Leave Bagan for a flight to Heho, transferred to Nyang Shwe township. From here, our boat rider will bring us to different parts of Inle Lake including the exotic floating vegetations, stilt villages and Phang Daw Oo pagoda.
The highlighted visit today is the market of Indein, one of the most interesting fairs in the area where you encounter Pa O, Danu and Padaung hill tribes in their traditional address. Followed by the market visit, we will climb up Indein stupas for the great view of the area.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 06: Inle Lake cooking class


After breakfast, we head to Red Mountain Winery to see how they produce wine in a tropical country, select a good bottle for your lunch. After that, visit Nyang Shwe market with the chef then practice to cook a famous Shan dish.
The remainder of the day is for your leisure.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 07: Inle Lake – Yangon


Disembark your lake trip at Nyang Shwe for the flight back to Yangon. Transfer to your hotel. Free to visit Myanmar National Museum or explore Scott market your own.
We offer optional visit to Twante or Thanlyn where you have a good chance to see typical pottery village and the floating pagoda located in the middle of Yangon river.
Accommodation in Yangon 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 08: Yangon departure


Free to explore Yangon on your own or buying souvenirs at Scott market before our driver comes picks you up for departure flight.
Accommodation: not available
Meal: breakfast
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Thứ Sáu, 10 tháng 1, 2014

Best Chin state trekking

Best Chin state trekking tour allows visitors to sample the highlights of Shan state which is famous with ethnic diversity and amazing landscapes. It connects the best of mountain paths with relaxation in Inle Lake and interestingly, the most oustanding culture features of each minority that you meet on the way.

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Tour duration: 07 days 06 nights
Start: Yangon  - Finish: Yangon
Tour type: Cultural, Adventure, Trekking
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour Route: Yangon - Kalw – Tar Yaw Village Hti Thein - Inle Lake – Sagar - Mandalay
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Day 01: Yangon / Mandalay – Kalaw


Today, after the flight from Mandalay/ Yangon to Kalaw, our driver and guide will welcome you for a scenic drive in Shan state , passing lush plantation of Sunflower, teakwood to reach Kalaw station. Your first day here will be spent on discovering the historical sites that reflects the British colonial charm including an elegant train station, many different villas.

Day 02: Kalaw – Tar Yaw Village


After breakfast, we depart from your hotel to the trekking point where you prepare your bags and stuffs for 3 days trekking. We will encounter tea, cheroot plantation before reaching the habitat of Danu minority in Ywar Thi village.
Our destination of the day is the place where Palaung people live. The trekking this afternoon offers panoramic views to the area and great touch to local life. Mingle with a local family for the first night homestay.

Day 03: Tar Yaw village – Nang Te Thee Le village


This morning, we take a 2 hours walking through Hin Khar Gone and Myin Saine Gone village. You are offered to join local people on their farm to appreciate their way of life.
As we proceed to Nang Te, we take a chance to share the lunch with Pa O tribe in Sar Bin village.
The highlight of this evening is to learn how to cook traditional Shan foods with our guide

Day 04: Nang The Le The – Hti Thein village


Another day on the hill side of Shan state, trekking via Kong Hla village to see Pao group and get to know further about their plantation works.
There are numerous photographic chances for you to capture the best of this area. Spend your night in Hti Thein village.

Day 05: Hti Thein – Indein – Inle Lake


The highlight of this day is the descendant to Indein from Hti Thein. Along with unbeaten lake views, you will be amazed by the ancient stupas and pillas that remained from XVI centuries in Indein.
Our boat rider will be await to transfer you to your lakeside resort for leisure.

Day 06: Inle Lake – Sagar


After breakfast, we travel off beaten track to Sagar, where there are many floating stupas. The boat trip enables you to behold the typical floating gardens, stilt villages of Intha people.
Return to your resort with incredible sunset view.

Day 07: Inle – Kakku – Yangon / Mandalay


An excursion to Kakku exposes you the unique culture of Pa- O tribe. Our local guide will introduce you the distinctive customs and traditions of this friendly people before you proceed to Heho airport for the flight to Yangon/ Mandalay
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