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Fascinating Land Travel & Tours' Itinerary

Itinerary FLT 08

[Name] Myanmar recreational sightseeing tour

13 Days / 12 nights (for people who want to see the main classic sites without being in a rush. having ample time at each location to see the sites in detail, avoiding to stay in another hotel every night)

Day 1. Yangon arrival
Day 2. Yangon - Twante potteries (by car)
Day 3. Yangon (by car)
Day 4. Yangon - Bagan (by flight and car)
Day 5. Bagan - Sale - Bagan (by car)
Day 6. Bagan (by car)                     ("Balloons over Bagan" is possible at extra cost)
Day 7. Bagan (by car)
Day 8. Bagan - Heho - Nyaung Shwe - Inle Lake (by flight, car and boat)
Day 9. Inle Lake - Indein (by boat)
Day 10. Inle Lake- Sanghar (by boat)
Day 11. Inle Lake (by boat)
Day 12. Inle Lake - Nyaung Shwe - Heho - Yangon (by boat, car and flight)
Day 13. Yangon - International departure


 

Day 1. Upon arrival in Yangon, you will be welcomed by your FLT Tour guide and transferred to the hotel.
On the way, you may visit Kalaywatawya scriptural learning monastery. Alms giving are done around 10:30 am where 1300 monks are cueing and collected for alms. Look around at the monastery where thousand of monks and novices are having lunch. This monastery is little visited by foreigners.
You may go also to Kyauktawgyi Pagoda near the airport and see the white elephants there.
Alternatively you may visit the National Museum, displaying arts of Myanmar writing, manuscripts, palace models and the throne of last Myanmar’s kings. Royal regalia, the records from pre-historic age of Myanmar, and picture of stupas and temples from Bagan and many more items are shown.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay in Yangon.

Day 2. After breakfast at the hotel, drive by car (over 1 hour on a partly rough road) to Twante town via Hlaing Thar Yar Bridge. There are beautiful, old-fashioned potteries and kilns spread in one part of town. The buildings are large houses with thatched roofs. All the work in those family businesses is done manually. Daily-use items like pots and big earthen pots are produced there.
After lunchtime, drive back to Yangon.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay in Yangon.

Alternative against additional charges: From Twante jetty take a private boat to Yangon jetty. The boat trip takes around 2 hours through Twante canal. On your arrival to Yangon jetty, your car will pick you up and transfer to your hotel.

Another alternative against additional charges: There is private boat running between Yangon and Twante, offering a package. Guests can go with this new boat and do sightseeing in Twante by horse cart and return to Yangon by that boat. The boat is supposed to run daily from October to April but depending on demand. You may have to charter the whole boat in case there is no other booking. Lunch will be hosted on board.

(Guests arriving to Myanmar on Day 1 on a morning or mid-day flight will follow the above-mentioned program. But if you arrive to Myanmar only in the evening, you will do Yangon sightseeing on Day 2 instead of Twante potteries)

Day 3. After breakfast at the hotel, visit Yangon city center with many colonial style buildings, Sule pagoda, the reclining Buddha image of Chauk Htut Gyi, Karaweik Hall, a floating barge on Kandawgyi Lake and stroll around Scott (Bogyoke) Market with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores. Your visit today will conclude with the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most awesome and spectacular monuments of Buddhists.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay in Yangon.

Day 4. After early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Bagan.
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Continue the day with visits to the most significant Temple of Bagan, Ananda temple with four standing Buddha Images and a huge teak door. You may visit other Pagodas in the vicinity.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay in Bagan.

Day 5. After breakfast at the hotel, proceed by car to Sale (1.5 hours south of Bagan) on the banks of Ayeyarwady river. There is the beautiful Sale Yoke Sone Monastery with beautiful wood carvings and motifs. Rural life can be seen around town. Please be careful when walking in the monastery, especially at the outside area as the wooden floor is partly in poor condition with nails standing out.
After lunch, return to Bagan by car and continue sightseeing there as you wish.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay in Bagan.
Alternative against additional charges: In the afternoon, return by private boat on the Ayeyarwady river upstream to Bagan and enjoy the sunset on the Ayeyarwady river.

Day 6. After breakfast at the hotel, visit the site of Tayoke Pyay Temple and some further Temples as you wish. The visit will also include Bagan Archaeological Museum where various styles of Buddha Images and hair knot styles are displayed.
After lunch, continue to a farming village around Bagan to know life of local people and local rice-noodle making. Few tourists go to those villages, you have time to explore the village life. In the late afternoon, return to Bagan.

Remark: Rice-noodle making at Taung Bi farming village is from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. But guests should check with guide / driver first whether it is worth going there on the particular day.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay in Bagan.

If guests wish, they can see the panoramic view of Bagan in the early morning by taking "Balloons over Bagan" at additional cost. The journey with the balloon is around 45 minutes, provided that weather conditions permit the journey.

Day 7. After breakfast at the hotel, take a horse cart to visit Shwezigone Pagoda, built in the early 11thcentury and Ku Byauk Gyi, a temple with superb mural paintings.
After lunch, visit one of the lacquer-ware workshops and Nanbayar Temple with a unique sand stone monument. Your visit will also include Myinkaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, a Temple known for its mural paintings.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay in Bagan.

Day 8. After early breakfast transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Heho. Drive to Nyaung Shwe (30 km - 1 hour), the main gateway to get to Inle Lake.
Afternoon excursion on the lake by private long-tail boat will include the weaving village of Inn Pawkhone and a cheroot rolling workshop as well as the famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. You will also see floating gardens, leg rowers, local fishing methods and village life of Inle Lake.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay at Inle Lake.

Day 9. After breakfast at the hotel, visit the five day's market at nearby village (if coinciding with market day schedule). Continue your journey to the Western bank of Inle Lake upstream on a creek to get to Indein Pagoda where thousands of Shan style stupas exist. You will also get a chance to stroll around bamboo forest and visit local villages to experience village life of tribal people.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay at Inle Lake.

Day 10. After breakfast at the hotel, start your private long-tail boat trip to Sanghar village (preferably guests should stay at Golden Island Cottages - (30 km - 2 hours from Golden Island Cottages)). Sanghar was in the 18th century one of the larger cities in Shan State (30 km - 2 hours). The highlights of this site are the remote village, stupas that sometimes get flooded in the rainy season and water lilies growing in mass. Have lunch at Thar Kaung village and visit a basic local rice liquor distillery and return to your hotel. The trip leads you through very interesting landscape, the lake becomes a creek to widen to a lake again before Sanghar.
An additional, mandatory Pa-O guide accompanies you today.
Lunch provided, Dinner on your own account and overnight stay at Inle Lake.

Day 11. After breakfast at the hotel, have a relaxing day on the lake, which may include visiting Alae Myaung local village situated on the eastern bank of Inle Lake to see native and migrating birds and local farming methods.
You may visit a nearby village and be rowed in a canoe observing the local people's life.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay at Inle Lake.

Day 12. After breakfast at the hotel morning at your leisure.
After lunch time, transfer to Nyaung Shwe by boat and by car to Heho airport for your domestic flight to Yangon.
On arrival in Yangon, transfer to your Hotel.
Lunch and Dinner on your own account and overnight stay in Yangon.

Day 13. Yangon - International departure
After breakfast, day at your leisure for relaxing, shopping or sightseeing until transfer to airport for departure. The car and Tour Guide will be at your disposal.

 


 
Hotels Yangon  Bagan  Inle Lake
Standard Hotel Bahosi

Arthawka Hotel

81 Hotel Inlay
Middle Panorama Hotel  Bagan Thande Hotel Shwe Inn Tha Floating Resort

La Maison Birmane - Inn & Boutique

Deluxe Savoy Hotel

The Governor’s Residence

Sule Shangri-La Hotel

Tharabar Gate Hotel

Aye Yar River View Resort

 

Inle Princess Resort

Viewpoint Lodge

Pristine Lotus Spa Resort

 

PRICES

 
Validity: Prices are valid during the high season from 01 October 2017 until 30 April 2018 (there might be surcharges during peak season times, e.g. Christmas and New Year and depending on the hotels chosen - please inquiry with us for your travel date). Please ask for discounted rates for the low season.
All prices are in USD per Person

 
Days Tour

code

for 1 person for 2 persons
(in twin share room)
for 3-4 persons
(in twin share room)
Std Mid Dlx Std Mid Dlx Std Mid Dlx
13 FLT

08

 3,255.-- 4,675.-- 7,165.-- 1,890.-- 2,595.-- 3,805.-- 1,620.-- 2,380.-- 3,585.--
Single supplement for FLT 08 per single rooms required 335.-- 1,045.-- 2,290.-- 335.-- 1,045.-- 2,290.--

 

Add on for German speaking through-out tour guide: 195.-- USD for the whole tour (not per person). Tour guides speaking other languages can be arranged - please check with us)

 

Included:

  • Accommodation (twin shared room)

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • English speaking local "through out" guide including all miscellaneous cost for the guide.

  • Additional mandatory local guide in Sanghar

  • Entrance fees and camera fees

  • Domestic airport tax

  • "Balloons over Bagan" if booked.

  • Transport (domestic flights as advised / car-, boat-, canoe- and cart transport as mentioned in the itinerary / all airport- and jetty transfers as mentioned)

  • Luggage handling

  • Bottled drinking water & refreshing towels in normal quantities

Excluded:

  • International airport tax (it is included in your ticket price)

  • Personal expenses such as beverages, laundry and souvenirs and tips

  • Meals (Lunch / Dinner)

  • Personal insurance

  • Visa fees for Myanmar

  • International flights

  • Excess Baggage (domestic flights allow up to 20 kg per person only)

  • Any official fees introduced or increased after our offer.

  • Fuel surcharge for domestic flights if applicable

  • If guests wish to alter the itinerary, extra charges may apply

• Kindly keep in mind that our itineraries might need to be amended on short notice depending on changes to flight- and boat schedules, condition of roads etc.

 

 

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Last Updated : 09 May 2017