Myanmar “The Golden Land”
August 26, 2015
schedule of activities
|Day: Day 01||Date: --||Departure: MANILA||Arrival: YANGON||Activity: Our journey starts the moment we board our jet bound for Yangon, Myanmar. . We arrive in the late afternoon. Transfer to our hotel for rest and dinner.|
|Day: Day 02||Date: --||Departure: YANGON||Arrival: BAGAN||Activity: After Breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, Visit Bagan’s most important temples and pagodas. Tour highlights include the colorful Nayung-U Market, and Shwezigone Pagoda, the Anada Temple, Thabyinnyu Temple-the highest building on the Bagan plain., Htilominlo Temple - the largest temple of Bagan, the Manuha Temple, The MyingabarGubyaukgyi Temple and The Dhamanyangyi Temple. Lastly watch sunset over the Ayeyarwady River from Buphapayaor the Shwesandaw Pagoda. After Dinner transfer to hotel for overnight|
|Day: Day 03||Date: Jan 10 - Tue||Departure: --||Arrival: BAGAN||Activity: Bagan sightseeing.
After breakfast at hotel. Visit a Tropical Village and have a chance to get inside an old Noodle Cottage and observe the daily life of the people in Taung Bi Village. Then visit the Kyaukgu U Min temple, which is an interesting rock cave tunnel and Nagayon, an elegant and well preserved temple containing many Buddha images, the main one which is twice life size and shelters under the hood of a huge serpent.
|Day: Day 04||Date: Jan 11 - Wed||Departure: BAGAN||Arrival: MANDALAY||Activity: Fly to Mandalay from Bagan and head to Amarapura, a previous royal capital. Visit the Mahagadayon Monastery, where every day at mid-morning monks and novices are lined up toaccept their daily offerings of alms and food from faithful Buddhists. See the pleasing U Bein Bridge, a teak bridge expanding over 1km across TaungthamanLake.
Travel back to Mandalay and visit the Mahamuni Paya which comprises of the Mahamuni image, sheltered inover 15 centimeters of gold leaf. People worshipping gather daily to the holy place at four in the morning to watch the exceptional face-washing ceremony. Carry on to Shwenandaw Kyaung, or the Golden Teak Monastery. Constructed completely of golden teak, this elaborately carved wooden monastery once used to be part of the Mandalay Palace and was used as private apartments by King Mindon and his chief queen. After that visit Kyauktawgyi Paya, well-known for its huge seated Buddha which is carved from a single block of marble. Continue to Kuthodaw Paya, also recognized as “the world’s biggest book”. Around the central stupa are small pavilions, housing tablets of marble numbering 729 in total, and inscribed with the complete Tripitkata, or Buddhist writingss. The ultimate halt is at the teak monastery of Shwe In Bin Kyaung with its Burmese carved doors and stunning paintings. At sunset, go up the sheltered steps to the top of Mandalay Hill to see the sights over the paya-studded countryside.Overnight in Mandalay.
|Day: Day 05||Date: Jan 12 - Thu||Departure: MANDALAY||Arrival: --||Activity: Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to take a boat trip to Mingun. Visit MingunBell, and the Myatheindan Pagoda. After sightseeing in Mingun, Sail back to Mandalay. Afternoon, visit to the Mahamuni Buddha Imgae, Zegyo Market. Near EindawYar Pagoda, The AtumahsiMonastery and Shwenandaw Monastery(Golden Palace Monastery), Kuthodaw (MahaLawkamarazein Pagoda) Enjoy the panoramic view the city from Mandalay Hill. Return to hotel and overnight stay in Mandalay|
|Day: Day 06||Date: Jan 13 - Fri||Departure: MANDALAY||Arrival: HEHO||Activity: After breakfast and check out from hotel. Transfer to domestic airport for the flight to Heho. Upon arrival, transfer to NyaungShwe Jetty and transfer to the hotel by boat to Inle Lake. Being located at 900 meters above sea level, Inle Lake is the second largest natural lake in Myanmar with hazy blue mountains as backdrop. Visit PhaungDawOo Pagoda, the most famous pagoda of the Shan State, Ywa-Ma villageand Gold and Silversmith’ Workshop. After lunch, visit the Jumping Cat Monastery and Floating Gardens; see local methods of the fishing, village life and the famous legs rowers. In the evening, enjoy the sunset while visiting the Inle Lake by boat.|
|Day: Day 07||Date: Jan 14 - Sat||Departure: HEHO||Arrival: YANGON||Activity: After breakfast and check out from hotel. Transfer to Jetty and drive to Heho Airport for the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival,On the way to the hotel, visit Kabar Aye (The World Peace Pagoda) and MahaPasana Cave (the great cave for the Buddhist synod) and check in at the hotel. After lunch, shop at the Bogyoke Market( Scott’s Market) of hundreds of shops where you can find local products such as gems jewelry, slippers, cloth and so on. In the evening stroll along ChinaTown and study the ways of the living of Yangon citizens.|
|Day: Day 08||Date: Jan 15 - Sun||Departure: YANGON||Arrival: LAOS OR MANILA||Activity: Early breakfast for our flight back to Manila. (B)
EXTENTION TO LAOS:
YANGON - VENTIANE
|Day: --||Date: --||Departure: --||Arrival: --||Activity: EXTENSION TO LAOS|
|Day: Day 08||Date: Jan 14 - Sat||Departure: YANGON||Arrival: VENTIANE||Activity: Breakfast at the hotel. Last glimpse of Myanmar as you fly to your next destination, Laos via Bangkok. Upon arrival at Ventianne we transfer you to the hotel for dinner and overnight.|
|Day: Day 09||Date: Jan 15 - Sun||Departure: VENTIANE||Arrival: VANG VIENG||Activity: Today, we start visits include Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple with thousands of Buddha statues, Wat Prakeo, Enroute to Luang Stupa, to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument. We leave the capital early for our journey to Vang Vieng; we will see some breathtaking scenery as we pass through the mountainous region. We reach our final destination Vang Vieng, which is nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River. Its stunning scenery with limestone outcrops remains unspoiled. Overnight and dinner at hotel.|
|Day: Day 10||Date: Jan 16 - Mon||Departure: VANG VIENG||Arrival: LUANG PRABANG||Activity: After breakfast, we cross Nam Song River to visit the cave of Tham Jang. We also cross the river to Ban Huai Ngai, village where we can explore local lifestyles. We then start our expedition to Luang Prabang, the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. We pass Muang Xieng Nguen village local lifestyle prior to reaching Luang Prabang.|
|Day: Day 11||Date: Jan 17 - Tue||Departure: LUANG PRABANG||Arrival: PAK OU CAVES||Activity: After breakfast, Visit the Wat Xiengthong then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues. We stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. Visit Royal Palace Museum, before ascending the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a beautiful sunset view. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.|
|Day: Day 12||Date: Jan 18 - Wed||Departure: LUANG PRABANG||Arrival: BANGKOK||Activity: Breakfast at the hotel. You have the free day to yourself as we explore more of Luang Prabang. Transfer to the airport for our flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival we transfer you to your hotel for overnight.|
|Day: Day 13||Date: Jan 19 - Thu||Departure: BANGKOK||Arrival: MANILA||Activity: Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport for our Early flight to Manila.|
TG 621 JAN 08 – MANILA BANGKOK 1310 1525
TG 305 JAN 08 – BANGKOK YANGON 1805 1850
K7YH6T JAN 09 – YANGON BAGAN 0620 0730
K7YH6T JAN 11 – BAGAN MANDALAY 0905 0930
K7YH6T JAN 13 – MANDALAY HEHO 0905:0930
K7YH6T JAN 14 – HEHO YANGON 0905:0930
TG 304 JAN 15 – YANGON BANGKOK 0950 1145
TG 624 JAN 15 – BANGKOK MANILA 1450 1900
Extension to LAOS:
TG 302 Jan 15 – RGN BKK 1450 1645
TG 574 Jan 15 – BKK VTE 1945 2055
PG946 Jan 19- LPQ BKK 17:20 18:50
TG 620 Jan 20 – BKK MNL 1450 1900
Inclusions of the Tour:
- Round trip airfare from Manila on economy class (Business class optional).
- Stay in deluxe class hotels 4 star in two-in-a-room basis.
- Three (3) meals daily throughout the tour (breakfasts, lunches & and dinners daily).
- All tours, Excursion, & transfer by private deluxe motorcoaches.
- English speaking local Guides, meet & send-off Assistance.
- Round the clock services of Experienced Filipino Tour Escort
- Passport copies
- Non-refundable deposit of $500