|Route:||Yangon - Golden Rock - Yangon - Bagan- Yangon - Chwang Tha beach - Yangon|
|Duration:||8 days / 7 nights|
|Features:||If you have just a week and wish to visit the best of Myanmar but concentrate in discovery at each place, then have some time to relax at a beach getaway, this tour may match your expectation. Very suitable to couples and families.|
|Season:||In rainy season some restrictions at the beach may be applied.|
|Day 1||ARRIVAL IN YANGON - VISIT||(D)|
|Day 2||YANGON - BAGO - GOLDEN ROCK||(B/L)|
|Day 3||GOLDEN ROCK - BAGO - YANGON - FLIGHT TO BAGAN||(B/L)|
|Day 4 + 5||BAGAN||(B/L)|
|Day 6||BAGAN - (FLIGHT) - YANGON - CHWANG THA BEACH||(B/L)|
|Day 7||CHWANG THA BEACH AT LEISURE||(B)|
|Day 8||CHWANG THA BEACH - YANGON - DEPARTURE||(B)|
DAY 1. ARRIVAL IN YANGON - VISIT (D)
Upon arrival in Yangon, we will be warmly welcomed by the tourguide and vehicle of THREELAND in Myanmar. Transfer to Yangon (more than half hour away) and check-in hotel. After a while for refreshment, we will proceed to visit the city.
Yangon, the Capital of Myanmar until 2006, is the largest city of the country, which welcome most of international flights, and the first attraction to everyone who come to Myanmar for the 1st time. The city posses uncountable ancient and contemporary vestiges, with an exciting, authentic life of multiple ethnic group (biggest one is Burmese) in traditional costume. On every step of the tour, we can feel and see the kindness and hospitality, a great thing about Myanmar said by visitors from all over the world. This afternoon we will pay our 1st visit to Shwedagon pagoda. No one can spend less than two or three hours in this great site of the city, which, according to Buddhist records, is 2,600 years old and the celebration was just in May 2012.
All the stupas of the pagoda, about a thousand, located surrounding the main one of 99m high, all are said to be gold-plated and remain incomparably magnificent after all destruction of wars and time. Our next visit will be the Gem Museum - there are many legends of real gem and jade in Myanmar and we can learn about them before purchasing. Another exciting place to see at Yangon is Bogyoke Aung San market, also called Scott market, where we can enjoy both daily life of the Burmese and get some gifts for your family. At the end of the trip this afternoon we will visit colourful Karaweik, built as a palace located on a side of Kandawgyi Lake. Evening will be continued with a traditional show at the Karaweik where we can enjoy watching stage art of Myanmar people.
Please note! The Bogoyke market can be replaced by another market should it closed on Monday.
DAY 2. YANGON - BAGO - GOLDEN ROCK (B/L/-)
Breakfast at the hotel before transfer to the Golden Rock via Bago. We will stop en route at Taukkyan War Memorial, dedicated to the British soldiers who died in Myanmar during WWII, to listen to our tourguide about an important time in contemporary history of Myanmar. Upon arrival at the base camp of the Golden Rock (locally named Kyaikhtiyo), we will change to a government’s truck to climb up the hill for about half an hour, then walk on foot uphill for about another hour to arrive at the Golden rock. At the end of the road, the sunset on of the Rock and the surrounding area will amaze us with their magnificent view - a quaint temple on the top of a nearly-but-never-fallen giant rock, which is covered day by day by real golden plates from pilgrims. Check in hotel.
O/N at Golden Rock.
DAY 3: GOLDEN ROCK - BAGO - YANGON - FLIGHT TO BAGAN (B/L/-)
Early morning our tourguide will wake up us to walk from hotel to the Golden Rock again for enjoying the dawn hereby, when religious people arrive in very early morning to pray and show their respect to one of the most meaningful vestiges of Myanmar and of Asia. The visit should not be too rush-up so that we can really contemplate the morning beauty of the site and feel the ambience of the most Buddhist country near Indochina, with kind, warm-hearted and diligent people. Before midday we will be transferred back to the base camp at Kinpun again on foot then by truck and take our vehicle to drive back to Yangon. If time available, we will stopover in Bago on the way to visit graceful temples and villages.
Upon arrival in Yangon, take afternoon flight to Bagan. Welcomed by the tourguide in Bagan and transfer to the hotel to check-in.
DAY 4: BAGAN (B/L/-)
Breakfast box will be prepared by our hotel again for our very early trip at 4.30 or 5.00 to catch the sunrise in Bagan. This visit should not be missed and you can deep yourselves into the best view of the country in absolute tranquility, isolation and genuineness. As Bagan posses thousands of stupas, temples, pagoda, our tourguide will keep the program flexible and introduce you to the best of them, including Ananda Temple - one of the finest in architecture and most revered temples with its four standing Bagan style Buddha images and huge carved teak doors, Ananda Oakkyaung - simply a Monastery built with red bricks, located within the precincts of the Ananda Temple.
It was built in 1137 AD and paintings of the 18th century are seen in the walls of the monastery; Thatbyinnyu Temple - 201ft tall, the tallest in Bagan and it is shaped like a cross, but is not symmetrical. The temple has two primary storeys, with the seated Buddha image located on the second storey; Dhammayangyi Temple - the widest temple in Bagan, and is built in a plan similar to that of Ananda Temple; and Manuha temple with a gigantic Buddha statue, a captive king’s impression of life in prison, and so on. Back to the hotel late afternoon.
DAY 5: BAGAN (B/L/-)
After breakfast at hotel, we will take Balloon to get the sunrise from above Bagan, a great view that hardly to catch from the high towers or stupas (own cost). Our horse carts then will pick up us again to visit other temples at Bagan, the program today will be as flexible as possible with careful instruction of our tourguide. Beside the ancient temples, to name a few, Kyansitha Umin, a tunnel with impressive paintings; Wetkyi-in Gubyaukgyi temple with mural Jakarta scenes, Htilominlo temple with plaster carvings, Shwegugyi with traditional style between Early and Late Bagan periods, etc., we will visit villages of the Bagan people, living between the ancient vestige and make all things to earn a living including feeding cows, goats, making lacqueware products or handicrafts. Go on to the river for contemplating expanded landscape before returning by horsecart to Nyang-U to visit Bagan temples nearby the main road including the vast and famous Shwezigon pagoda, built by King Anawrahta, a prototype of later Myanmar stupas, Tharabar Gate, then visit Nyang-U market and return to the hotel.
DAY 6: BAGAN - (flight) - YANGON - CHWANG THA BEACH (B/L/-)
After breakfast we will be transferred to Nyang-U airport to fly back from Bagan to Yangon. Our guide and driver will welcome us again in Yangon and escort us to Chwang-Tha beach, about 300km away, in between mountain area. We will stop en route to contemplate the landscape and talk to the locals and visit handicraft villages or get the great panoramic view at our refreshment stop. This is a great chance to come into groove of the rural before we reach the beach of Chwang Tha. Being one of the best beaches in Myanmar, the beach can offer us a good place to get away for a while and enjoy beach activities or just spend our leisure time for swimming and sunbath. (Lunch and dinner by your own arrangement and cost).
O/N Chwang Tha beach.
DAY 7: CHWANG THA BEACH AT LEISURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel, at leisure the whole day. No services provided.
DAY 8: CHWANG THA BEACH - YANGON (B)
After breakfast, transfer back to Yangon (about 300km, 6-7 hours not including lunch or refreshing time), transfer to Yangon airport for departure flight.
RATES & HOTELS
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