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Myanmar Culture, 6 nights

This exciting 6 night trip to Myanmar will be able to let you get to know in only a few days the most famous places of the country, between temples, monasteries and even majestic pagodas.

The tour starts in Yangon, the capital of the country until 2005, where we will visit the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda and its reclining Buddha of over 70 meters long together with the Shwedagon Pagoda complex.

We will continue the trip to Myanmar with a visit to the region of Bagán, famous for its temples and ruins, as well as the ancient capital of the Burmese Kingdom Mandalay that will also give us the opportunity to visit in the vicinity another 3 essential cities and old capitals of the country: Amarapura , Ava and Mingún.

To end the trip we will return to Yangon for a final day of visits that we will be able to take advantage of by getting to know the historical-colonial center of the city and even Chinatown.

Visits and activities included: Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda and its reclining Buddha, Shwedagon Pagoda complex, Bagan archaeological site: Shwezigon Pagoda, Dhamayangyi Temple and Ananda Temple, traditional lacquered workshop, horse carriage ride through the archaeological site of Bagán, local market of Nyaung-U, Myingabar, traditional Burmese village, walk along the Ayeyarwaddy river, teak bridge U-Bein, Ava visit by horse-drawn carriage, Bargayar Monastery, Maenu Okkyaung Monastery, Mandalay – Mingun boat by the river Ayeyarwaddy, Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, Myatheindan Pagoda, Mahamuni Temple, Shwenadaw Wood Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda, sunset on Mandalay Hill, Bogyoke Market, Chinatown and Yangon colonial center.

 

 

The trip includes:

 

traslados Meeting and welcome by our guide and transfers to the hotel.

alojamiento Accommodation regime in Half Board.

traslados Private vehicle with private driver/guide throughout the Tour.

tour All entrance tickets to the places of visit are included.

tasas Government fees, fuel and management expenses have also been taken care of.

seguro Cancellation insurance and travel insurance, with health care coverage worldwide from the departure date to the arrival date are also included.

 

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Yangon
Llegada al aeropuerto internacional de Yangón, antigua capital de Myanmar. Encuentro y bienvenida por parte de nuestro guía y traslado al hotel. Arrival to  Yangon International Airport by International flight. Meet and welcomed by our experienced English Speaking guide and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon visit to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see a huge reclining Buddha image, and Complete your first day in Myanmar with an extended visit to one of the world's most spectacular monuments, the Shwedagon Pagoda: its golden stupa is the 'heart' of Myanmar. The pagoda is believed 2,600 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar people praying and making offering at Pagoda. Drive back to hotel and leisure. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 2
Yangon - Bagan
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure in the morning to take the flight to the Nyaung-U airport, which serves Bagan (1h 20 min). Once in Bagan, we will begin the visit going up to a temple from which we will obtain a panoramic view of the whole archaeological zone. Next, we will visit the most important temples and pagodas: the Shwezigon Pagoda, completed in the 11th century, the Ananda Temple, considered the masterpiece of 18th century Mon architecture and the Thatbyuinnyu Temple, the highest in the area with more than 60 meters high. At the end of the visit to the temples we will stop at a lacquered workshop, typical of the area of Bagán, where we can learn about this process. In the afternoon, horse carriage ride that will lead us between the ruins of the temples until we reach one in the We will climb to the top to witness the fabulous view and watch the sunset. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 3
Bagan (Nyaung-U - Dhamayangyi - Myingabar - Burmese village village)
Breakfast in the hotel. In the morning we will visit the colorful and interesting local market of Nyaung-U, where we will feel closely the local life of the people of Myanmar. At the end, we will visit the mammoth Dhamayangyi Temple, built with reddish brick, solid and pyramidal. After that, we will start our visit to the surrounding villages going first to the village of Myingabar, where we can see the local businesses in the area such as lacquered or weaving, and then visiting an authentic Burmese village, not yet open to tourism, in which we will have the opportunity to learn about the lives of rural people. Finally, we will go to the dock to get on a small boat that will give us a walk along the Ayeyarwaddy River, from where we will see the sunset. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 4
Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Mandalay
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure in the early morning to take flight to Mandalay (35 min approx.), Last capital of the Kingdom of Burma. We will start visiting the Teak bridge U-Bein, with more than 200 years old and located in the ancient capital of Amarapura. Next, we will go to the Mahagandayon Monastery, where we will have the opportunity to experience the thrilling experience of witnessing the daily food of the more than 1,000 monks who inhabit the complex. Next, we will head to another ancient capital of Myanmar, Ava, which we will reach after crossing the river by boat. We will visit the horse carriage, which will take us to the recondite Bargayar Monastery, famous for its wood engravings, and even the Maenu Okkyaung Monastery (also known as Maha Aungmye Bozan), built with brick and stucco. Return to Mandalay and transfer to the hotel.
Day 5
Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the port to take a boat that will take us to the town of Mingún by the Ayeyarwaddy River, allowing us to observe the local life on its shores. Upon arrival we can visit the majestic and unfinished Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, as well as its huge bell over 90 tons, and the curious Pagoda Myatheindan, which represents Mount Meru (mythical and sacred mountain for Buddhists). Return to Mandalay. In the afternoon, visit the Mahamuni Temple, center of the religious life of the city. Next, we will see the beautiful Shwenadaw wood monastery and the Kuthodaw Pagoda, which houses the world's largest book, carved in marble. Back to the hotel. Finally we will enjoy the spectacular views and the sunset on the Mandalay Hill. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 6
Mandalay - Yangón
Breakfast in the hotel. In the morning, transfer to Heho airport to take the flight to Yangon (1h 10mins). We continue the visits going to the Bogyoke market (also known as the Scottish market), with hundreds of food stores, clothes, handicrafts and precious stones. In the afternoon, walk through the colonial center of Yangon and through the bustling Chinatown. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 7
Yangon - Airport
Breakfast in the hotel. Free time and transfer to the airport for your return flight.

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