Day 1 – Arrive in Yangon
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your our Guide who will accompany you as you transfer to the hotel.
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia.
This afternoon, your sight seeing begins with a visit to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which houses a 70-meter reclining Buddha. Continue to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. The central stupa is over 90 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf- a breathtaking and colorful sight which dominates the city skyline.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2 – Yangon
After breakfast, you will transfer to Yangon Railway station to take local circular train journey to the outskirts of town (45 minutes ride). The slowly traveling train gives you a unique opportunity to observe the lively and colorful life of the rural Burmese people. Disembark to visit Insein market where a variety of street vendors sell colorful wares. Enjoy exploring the market and meeting the friendly locals before returning by road to Yangon.
This afternoon enjoy a city tour by car or rickshaw around the colonial area which is filled various historical buildings. Stop for a drink at a local teashop, a great place to soak in the local culture and lifestyle, before traveling along the famous Strand Road to the riverside.
Continue to Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market, where you can browse through the wide selection of Myanmar handicrafts and other goods (Note: closed on Mondays and public holidays). As today comes to a close, take a stroll around colorful Chinatown and visit one of Yangon’s Chinese temples.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 3 – Yangon – Bago or Twante – Yangon
Today you have the choice of visiting two nearby townships to Yangon.
After breakfast at the hotel, depart Yangon for the scenic road journey to Bago. Located 80km northwest of Yangon, Bago was the capital of the 6th century Mon kingdom and is filled with historic temples.
Your visit in Bago includes Shwethalyaung Temple which houses a beautiful 55-meter long reclining Buddha. You will also visit the Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated in Myanmar and its 114 meter spire is taller than the one at Shwedagon Pagoda. Before departing Bago, visit the well-restored former palace, Kambozathadi, which was the marvel of Asia when it was originally built in the 16th century.
On the way back to Yangon, stop at the Allied War Cemetery near Htaukkyan. This beautiful, peaceful cemetery is the final resting place for over 27,000 Allied soldiers.
After breakfast, your excursion begins with scenic drive to Thwante through Hlaing Tharyar Township, offering a glimpse of life in the countryside outside the capital. Arrive at Thwante, a small village specialized in traditional pottery.
Enjoy the scenery as you take a horse cart ride through the small villages and past sights such as the local market. Stop at a ceramics making area where more then twenty family workshops produce ceramic pots using centuries old methods.
After lunch, visit Shwesandaw Pagoda and the local jetty before returning to Yangon.
Overnight in Yangon
Day 4 – Depart Yangon
After breakfast, free at leisure with car and guide at disposal until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)
|Cost in US$ per person in the party (valid 30 Sep’09)||YANGON & SURROUNDINGS|
|3 – 4 pax||274||285||322|
|5 – 6 pax||210||220||256|
|7 – 10 pax||204||215||251|
|11 – 15 pax||178||190||225|
|16 – 19 pax||165||175||213|
|20 pax & up||156||167||205|
|Full board supplement||75||75||75|
• 3 nights accommodation on half twin room basis with daily breakfast
• English-speaking guide
• All transfers with private air-conditioned vehicles with driver
• 1 lunch at local restaurant on day 3
• Entrance fees for the visits
– Yangon : National Museum, Shwedagon Pagoda, Botahtaung Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Museum
– Bago : Zone Fee
• International ticket to/from Yangon
• Meals others than mentioned
• Visa arrangements for Myanmar
• Entrance fees for visits not mentioned in the program
• Drinks and personal expenses
• Tips and porters at the hotels
• International airport departure tax Yangon (USD 10/pax at present)
• Any other items not mentioned
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