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Myanmar Explorer

From $4,940 - 12 Days, Fully Inclusive from selected Australian cities

Travel to a country that has been relatively unexplored by tourists and discover a culture a world away from your own. Myanmar is a hidden gem of southeast Asia, closed off from foreign tourists until recently. On this tour you can now experience what Asia once was.


Start in the former capital Yangon where you will visit the National Museum and the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda and take a stroll through the local market. The ancient city of Bagan will leave you in awe; it is home to over 3,000 temples and pagodas. Mix with the locals to experience daily village life and enjoy the magnificent view from the top of Taung Kalat at Mt. Popa. Continue to Mandalay, the religious centre of Buddhism and home to more than 300,000 of the country’s monks and nuns. End your journey at Inle Lake where you can take in the beautiful landscapes before returning to Yangon.


During this tour you will experience the traditional way of Burmese living and marvel at landscapes that have remained unchanged for centuries.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO YANGON

Fly with Singapore Airlines to Yangon for a two night stay.

DAY 2: YANGON

Tour the city of Yangon, starting with a visit to the Sule Pagoda followed by a walk through downtown Yangon, passing the Indian Quarter. Visit the National Museum and stroll through the Bogyoke Market for some shopping. Later you will watch the sun set at the sacred Shwedagon Pagoda, which is said to hold strands of Buddha's hair.

DAY 3: YANGON TO BAGAN

Fly to the ancient city of Bagan, home to over 3,000 temples. Visit Nyaung U Market followed by the Shwezigon Pagoda, which is said to hold strands of Buddha's hair.

DAY 4: BAGAN TO MT. POPA

Travel to mysterious Mt. Popa, stopping along the way at a village to learn how palm sugar is produced. At Mt. Popa you will climb to the temple located at the top of Taung Kalat. Drive back to Bagan and visit Manuha, Nanpaya, Gubyaukgyi and Shwe San Daw temples.

DAY 5: BAGAN TO MANDALAY

Fly to Mandalay and drive to Amarapura to visit Mahaghandayon Monastery and U Bein Bridge. Travel to Ava where you will board a horse-drawn carriage to visit Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace. Later, explore Sagaing Hill and its white pagodas and monasteries.

DAY 6: MANDALAY

Transfer to the jetty this morning and board a boat to Mingun, where you will see Mantara Pagoda. Return to Mandalay and visit Mahamuni Pagoda, Kuthodaw Pagoda and Golden Palace Monastery. Watch the sunset from the top of Mandalay Hill.

DAY 7: MANDALAY TO KALAW - PINDAYA

After breakfast fly to Heho and drive to Pindaya to see the Pindaya caves which house thousands of Buddha images. Visit a home-run umbrella and mulberry paper production business, then drive to the town of Kalaw, which was a former British hill station.

DAY 8: KALAW TO NYAUNG SHWE (INLE LAKE)

Spend this morning sightseeing in Kalaw, seeing the Pinmagon Monastery, the King Church and wander through the town and local market. Continue to Nyaung Shwe and travel by boat to your hotel located near Inle Lake.

DAY 9: NYAUNG SHWE (INLE LAKE)

Take a boat trip on the sprawling Inle Lake this morning observing the beautiful surroundings en route to the floating gardens. After lunch, visit the small village of Indein, where the Indein Pagoda complex is located. Also, visit a weaving village and the famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda.

DAY 10: NYAUNG SHWE (INLE LAKE) TO YANGON

Return to Nyaung Shwe by boat and transfer to Heho airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, visit Gaba Aye Pagoda, Mahapasana cave, Botataung Pagoda and Nanthida Jetty. This evening wander through Chinatown and the night market.

DAY 11: DEPART YANGON

Enjoy the morning free at your leisure before you are transferred to Yangon airport to board your overnight flight to Australia

DAY 12: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive home today.

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Price guide

From $5,210 per person 12 Days, Fully Inclusive Twin Share
Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane*, Adelaide and Perth Flying Singapore Airlines 
*Brisbane passengers may need to depart one day earlier.
From Price Includes Tour Cost $4,750, Airline Fuel Surcharge $382 and Tipping $87 (subject to change)
From $735 Single Room Option
From $3,510 per person Land Only (Yangon to Yangon) Including Tipping
Depart Australia Arrive Australia Twin Share Price AUD
2014    
10 Oct 21 Oct $5,210
24 Oct 04 Nov $5,210
14 Nov 25 Nov $5,210
2015    
13-Feb 24-Feb $5,360
20-Feb 03-Mar $5,360
06-Mar 17-Mar $5,360
     

 

Important note: Above prices include airline fuel surcharge of $382 and tipping of $87 (correct as at Jul 2014 and subject to change). Please note the tipping amount of US$80 (AU$87) is payable on arrival in Myanmar.

Though status is regularly updated, availability above is indicative only, not live and hence does not guarantee that space is available on your selected tour when you or your agent calls Wendy Wu Tours to book. Booking early is the only way to ensure availability of your selected departure date.

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