Myanmar Stopover Holiday 5 Days

$1,457.00

Practically closed to tourism for over 50 years, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is an increasingly popular destination in Southeast Asia. Known for a myriad of awe-inspiring temples, monasteries, and other religious sites, tourists are also attracted to the colonial architecture of the cities and the everyday lifestyle of the people.

Myanmar food is enjoying a growing reputation. Based around rice, a main is served with numerous and varied side dishes – like a Korean meal but without the spice and kimchi! Salads with noodles or rice are common, as is seafood in coastal areas. A soup or broth is commonly served with meals.

Travellers may also be interested in traditional lacquerware, hand-woven textiles, and hammered silver or cast bronze souvenirs.
 

Highlights
  • Ride with locals on the Circle Line train in Yangon
  • Discover the archaeological and cultural riches of the ancient kingdom of Bagan
  • Sail away on a sunset cruise on the the Ayeyarwaddy River with silhouettes of temples visible along the shoreline
  • Venture into the depths of Pindaya Caves, which are filled with Buddhist murals and stalactite formations along the caverns
  • Discover how local handmade silks, linens and lotus fabrics are crafted at Inpawkhon Weaving Village

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Package Inclusions:

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • Domestic flights (Yangon > Bagan > Inle Lake > Yangon)
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • Sunset cruise in Bagan
  • Boat ride in Inle Lake
  • Transportation & transfers
  • Admissions to scenic attractions
  • Local English-speaking tour guide

Package Exclusions:

  • Airfares (please contact us for a quotation)
  • Optional activities
  • Tipping
  • Myanmar visa (mandatory)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expense and anything else not stated

Price Guide:

  • Stay behind surcharge: Yangon from $250
  • Child price: Same as adult
  • Triple share: Not available

All prices, itineraries, airlines, hotels and cruise ships are subject to availability and change without prior notice. Nexus Holidays reserves the right to provide substitutes of similar standard and adjust the itinerary as we see fit to ensure the smooth running of the tour. Passengers must remain with the tour group at all times and must not deviate from the set itinerary. The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land. Please check all information before booking. By booking, you accept all Booking Conditions.

Accommodation

Hotels Price Per Person (5 nights) Single Supplement Rating
Standard
Yangon: Hotel Accord or similar
Bagan: The Regency Hotel or similar
Inle Lake: Maineli Hotel or similar
$1457 $438
Premium
Yangon: Rose Garden Hotel or similar
Bagan: Thazin Garden Hotel or similar
Inle Lake: Inle Resort or similar
$1605 $648
Arrive Yangon, Myanmar. You will be met at the airport by your tour guide and driver for your transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a half-day introductory tour of the colonial-historical centre of Yangon. Head to Karaweik Hall for a brief photo stop and also see the gilded Sule Pagoda, with a history dating back over 2000 years. Next, visit Chauk That Gyi Pagoda and see the reclining Buddha. Proceed to 2,500 year old Shwedagon Pagoda, a grand spectacle that houses hundreds of colourful temples, stupas and statues. Go on an interactive walking tour of the pagoda and gain a deeper insight into Buddhism.
Myanmar Yangon Shwedagon
Transfer to Yangon Central Railway and hop on a train with locals on the Circle Line (45-60 mins). After the train journey, head to a local market filled with street vendors and various items on display. Return to Yangon by vehicle and visit Little India and Chinatown after lunch. Last stop today is at Bogyoke (formerly Scott) Market, Yangon’s best market for handicrafts including jewellery, fabric, gold, jade, and lacquerware.
Myanmar Crafts
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bagan. On arrival, begin your journey to the Ancient Kingdoms of Bagan. Visit the Dhammayazeka Zedi which provides panoramic views of the temple-studded plain of Bagan. Continue on to the Archaeological Museum and the gold-gilded Swesizgon Stupa and the neighbouring Myingaba Gu Byangkgyi Temple. Learn how Bagan’s lacquerware is crafted in Myingaba Village and how Burmese sand paintings are created in Htilominlo Temple. End the sightseeing tour in Bagan with a visit to the symmetrical Ananda Temple. Transfer to Ayeyarwaddy River in the late afternoon for a sunset cruise with silhouettes of temples visible along the shoreline.
Myanmar Bagan
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Heho. On arrival, explore Heho Market (if market is open on that day of the week) where locals and ethnic minority groups gather for trading. Head to a tea shop and experience the tea culture of the Myanmar people sampling local pastries and sweet milk tea. Drive to the Shan Highlands – the Shan are ‘cousins’ of the Thai and Lao people, and also the Dai of China’s Yunnan province. Continue through to Pindaya Caves, which are filled with Buddha images and stalactite formations. Try your hand at turning mulberry tree bark into textured paper and traditional Myanmar umbrellas just like Shan artisans have been doing for centuries. Drive further to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway town of Inle Lake, with a photo stop at Shwe Yan Pyay old wooden monastery.
Myanmar Monks
This morning journey by boat following the currents of the river and then walk through verdant bamboo groves to Inn Thein Pagoda Complex, a complex made up of ancient pagodas built over 1,000 years ago. Head back to the boat and visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, which consists of sacred statues covered in gold leaves, before a visit to the Inpawkhon Weaving Village to discover the art of how local handmade silks, linens and lotus fabrics are crafted. Stop by at a house for Burmese Cats where they specialise in the preservation and re-introduction of this rare breed into Myanmar. Proceed to Nampan Village where local craftsmen demonstrate how Burmese cigars (cheroots) are traditionally packed and rolled.
Inle Lake Shan State Myanmar
Transfer to the airport for your flights home via connecting cities.