An Introduction to Group Tours and Holidays in MYANMAR

MYANMAR Overview

Time - Myanmar is 3 1/2 hours behind Australian EST.

Language - The official national language is Burmese, however, it is estimated that there are 107 languages spoken. English is also widely spoken in major cities and tourist areas.

Entry Requirements - Passports must be valid for six months beyond the length of stay. Visas are required for Australian travellers, the price of which is already included in the fully inclusive price of all our group tours for Australian passport holders (providing all applications are received by Wendy Wu Tours within the required visa processing time frame).

MYANMAR NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

During the following holidays some or all businesses are closed and tourist sites will be busier than usual, therefore touring may be affected.

 

The Myanmar New Year is on 17 April 2014.

Cities

YANGON

With a pleasing combination of old and new, Myanmar’s former capital possesses a peaceful atmosphere with colonial boulevards and tranquil lakes. This charming city is thriving by night with bustling streets filled with stalls selling everything from locally made handicrafts to fruits and cigars.

PYAY (PROME)

Pyay is located in southern Myanmar, on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. This historic city houses the ruins of the ancient city Sri Ksetra, the former capital of the Py Kingdom and the gilded Shwesandaw Pagoda, a Buddhist pagoda in the center of Pyay.

BAGAN

The city of Bagan was once the glorious capital of the first Empire of Myanmar. It is home to over 3,000 ancient temples and pagodas and is also the centre for the manufacturing of lacquerware.

MONYWA

Monywa is located northwest of Mandalay on the banks of the River Chindwin. The major tourist attraction in Monywa is the Mohnyin Thambuddhei Paya, a Buddhist temple with a huge stupa reminiscent of Indonesia’s Borobudur. Built in 1303, it was reconstructed in 1939. It is said to hold over 500,000 images of Buddha.

MANDALAY

Mandalay is the second largest city and the last royal capital of Myanmar. Located on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River and centred around the Royal Palace, Mandalay is within easy distance to former colonial hillstations, ancient cities and other cultural attractions.

PINDAYA

Pindaya is a small town located in the west of the Shan State. It is most famous for its limestone caves called Pindaya Caves, where thousands of Buddha images have been blessed for worship over the centuries.

INLE LAKE

Stretching just over 10km wide and 22km long, this water paradise is inhabited by over 200 villages constructed on stilts. Visitors can witness the daily lives of the locals, including the ‘leg rowers’ who row their fishing boats with oars attached to one leg.

MYANMAR Group Tours

Group Tour Name Prices From No of Days Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Myanmar Explorer $4,940 12
Hidden Treasures of Myanmar $5,715 17

MYANMAR Short Stays

Private short stay packages for the independent traveller.

Short Stay Name Prices From No of Days Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mysterious Golden Rock $505 2
Ngapali Beach Stay $200 3
Yangon Highlights $350 3
Mandalay City Stay $470 4
The Golden Land $3,050 11
 

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