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Duration: 10 Days - Yangon, Mandalay, and Bagan
Location: Myanmar
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”The beauty of Shwedagon Pagoda took my breath away. The country itself is a stunning gem.” ~ Past traveler, Paige.

  • OVERVIEW

    The best itinerary to reveal Myanmar. 10 Days Magical Myanmar offers the best way to discover the beauty of Myanmar. Hidden behind the dark veil of dictatorship since 1962, Burma, also known as Myanmar, has recently opened its doors to democracy and the world traveler. Be among the first to behold its ancient beauty and experience its modern renewal!

    All-inclusive package:

    • Round trip air from Los Angeles.
    • All inter-Asia air.
    • US departure taxes & fuel surcharges (value of $500).
    • English-speaking guided tours.
    • 14 meals (daily International buffet breakfast, 5 lunches and 2 dinners).
    • First class hotel accommodations (Shangri-la Hotel, Mandalay Hill Resort, Treasure Resort).
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 – Fly to Yangon

    Check-in at Los Angeles International Airport. Depart Los Angeles to Bangkok. Enjoy the in-flight service on board of a jumbo jet.

    Day 2 – Arr. Yangon

    Arr. Yangon. Welcome to Yangon, the former capital city of Myanmar. Meet your local guide and transfer to hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 3 – Yangon

    Yangon (B,L). Start the morning from colonial-style city center where you’ll see the landmarks in Yangon including Sule Paya stupa—built over 2,000 years ago, Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha Temple of the 65 meter long Reclining Buddha image and Karaweik Hall, a bird-shaped golden royal palace on Kandawgyi Lake. We complete the day with a visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments, the Shwedagon Pagoda, a gold covered bell dome structure that dominates the city’s skyline. Legend has it that strands of sacred Buddha’s hair are enshrined here.

    Day 4 – Yangon to Mandalay

    Fly to MANDALAY (B,L). Fly to Mandalay. Proceed to the highlights of Mandalay: the sacred Mahamuni Pagoda, housing one of the most significant Buddha images in the country, covered in several tons of gold leaf and the crown prize in long past wars between competing Myanmar kingdoms; the Golden Palace Monastery, the sole surviving Royal Palace building in Mandalay, offering a glimpse of the original style. Then visit Yaykyi Village where you can see home industries. In the afternoon, we observe the process of pounding gold leaf, detailing teakwood carvings and embroidering Myanmar tapestry. And we end our day with sunset panoramic views over city skyline on Mandalay Hill, the highest point of the city.

    Day 5 – Mandalay

    Mandalay (B,L). Excursion to Amarapura, a former capital of Myanmar; visit Mahagandayon Monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study. Time permitting you will have the opportunity to observe the monks having their last meal of the day in total silence. There, we visit a cottage industry workshop to learn how Myanmar longyis and traditional fabrics are woven. Continuing to the U-Bein Bridge, a simple yet remarkable teak structure that spans over Taungtaman Lake. Ubein Bridge, silhouetted by the setting sun, is a magical experience and a photographer’s dream. Then continue to the Kuthodaw Pagoda, a compound housing Buddha’s teachings carved in the sacred Pali script on stone slabs and regarded as the world’s largest book in terms of surface area.

    Day 6 – Mandalay to Bagan

    Fly to Bagan (B,L). Fly to Bagan. Visit Nyaung U Market, the largest market in the Bagan region, to get a glimpse into the local life. Continue to Myauk Gunitemple, an archaeological zone to view many Bagan temples. End the day at the majestic Ananda Temple with its four standing Buddha images that seems to gaze at the viewer with fixed serenity wherever the viewer stands.

    Day 7 – Bagan

    Bagan (B,L,D). Morning, visit Bupaya, one of the oldest pagoda and the Royal Palace site. Learn how Bagan’s famous lacquer ware crafts are produced in Myingaba Village. A special visit to Monastic School, where provides education for over 500 students, who cannot afford for school, from nearby villages. Meet the local students, teach them English and experience the local student life. In the evening, we transfer to the Ayeyarwaddy River for a Private sunset cruise along with views of the temple silhouettes and bustling shore.

    Day 8 – Bagan

    Bagan (B). Full day enjoy your free time at leisure or join an optional Mount Popa excursion, where kings of central Burma made pilgrimages to confer with the sacred statues about the future of their reigns and the Burmese spiritual epicenter for those who worship the pantheon of nat spirits and martyrs.

    Day 9 – Bagan to Yangon to Los Angeles

    Fly to Yangon and home (B,D). Today we fly back to Yangon where you will have a chance to do last minute shopping at the famous Scott (Bogyoke) Market, explore the colonial charm and bustling markets of downtown or relax with the traditional high tea at a historical hotel before saying goodbye to this beautiful country. Enjoy a farewell dinner before fly from Yangon back to the U.S.

    Day 10 – Arr. Los Angeles

    Arr. Los Angeles. Arrive in Los Angeles.

  • Pricing

    Departure Date Return Date Price Single room supplement
    Feb 16, 2017 Feb 26, 2017 Closed Group Closed Group
    November 14, 2017 November 22, 2017 Contact us for a quote Contact us for a quote

    * Tour cost is based on sharing double occupancy and includes airport departure tax & fuel surcharge.

    PRICE INCLUSIONS

    Airfare

    • Transpacific airfare from Los Angeles in economy class
    • Inter-Asia airfare for Yangon-Mandalay-Bagan-Yangon in economy class
    • All airport taxes and fuel surcharge
    • Land services

      • All transfers arranged by deluxe air-conditioned coach
      • English-speaking guided tours
      • Admission fees

      First class accommodations

      • Yangon Shangri-la Hotel
      • Mandalay Hill Resort
      • Bagan Treasure Resort

      14 Authentic meals

      • Daily International buffet breakfasts
      • 5 Lunches
      • 2 Dinners

      PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

      • Myanmar visa
      • Travel insurance
      • Personal expense
      • Luggage
      • Gratuity. We suggest $8 per person per day gratuity for tour escort, local guide and driver and $20 per person for cruise staffs which will be collected by a tour participant.

    • Tentative Hotel

      • Yangon Shangri-la Hotel (2N)

      • Yangon Shangri-la Hotel

         

      • Mandalay Hill Resort (2N)
      • Mandalay Hill Resort

         

      • Bagan Treasure Resort (3N)

      •  Bagan Treasure Resort