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Myanmar - Destination of the month

RGN01.jpgExplore the wonders of Asia and take a step back in time. During the recent months we have gotten more and more requests for travel to Myanmar.  For a long time this country was closed for foreign tourists and if you wish to compare the advancement of modernisation this is the place to go.

RGN02.jpgTo the right is one of the itineraries that clients of ours have followed.  We have gotten positive feedback on these trips and therefore we wish to share one of them with you.

RGN04.jpgIf you wish to explore Myanmar and perhaps pick ideas from the below itinerary please send us an email enquiry@excellatravel.com and we will plan your trip.

(Photos donated by AW)

Myanmar Private Guided Tour – 6 days 4 nights

DAY 1 HONG KONG / YANGON
Arrive and overnight stay in Yangon.

DAY 2 YANGON (BREAKFAST INCLUDED)
Excursion to Bago and visit Gulf of Mottama.

Visit HTAUK KYANT ALLIED WAR CEMETERY on Yangon's outskirts. Explore the main market and a typical local monastery in Bago to observe the daily lives of the monks. Then continue to visit SHWEMAWDAW PAYA, which housed hair relics of the Buddha for over 1,000 years. The huge reclining Buddha - SHWETHALYAUNG BUDDHA – will also be visited. It is reputed to be one of the most lifelike reclining Buddhas.

Visit HINTHA GON PAYA then KYAIK PUN PAYA which consists of four 30-meter-tall sitting Buddhas placed back-to-back around a huge square pillar. Then go to MAHAZEDI PAYA, originally constructed in 1560 AD by King Bayinnaung, it was destroyed during the 1757 sacking of Bago and the reconstruction was only completed in 1982. Stairways lead up the outside of the stupa, and from the top there are fine views over the surrounding area.
 
DAY 3 YANGON / BAGAN (BREAKFAST INCLUDED)
Morning flight from Yangon to Bagan. During the day will visit SHWEZIGON PAYA, GUBYAUKGYI TEMPLE, ANANDA PAHTO, GUBYAUKGYI TEMPLE, MANUHA TEMPLE, SHWESANDAW PAYA and take part in the lacquerware workshop where you will learn about lacquerware making and decoration.

Watch sunset over Bagan with panoramic view over the plain of Bagan. Stay in Bagan for the night.

DAY 4 BAGAN / MANDALAY (BREAKFAST INCLUDED)
Morning flight from Bagan to Mandalay then begins sightseeing in Amarapura and Mandalay. Amarapura is a former royal capital, here you can get to visit MAHAGANDAYON MONASTERY, where monks and novices lined up in the morning to receive their daily offerings of alms and food from faithful Buddhists. Along the way you will pause to enjoy the atmosphere of U BEIN'S BRIDGE, a picturesque teak bridge which extends over 1km across Taungthaman Lake.

In Mandalay, you will stop at MAHAMUNI PAYA to witness the painstaking process of gold-leaf beating. Visit continues to SHWENANDAW KYAUNG which is built entirely with golden teak. Afterwards visit KYAUKTAWGYI PAYA, KUTHODAW PAYA and SHWE KYIN OLD MONASTERY.
 
DAY 5 MANDALAY (BREAKFAST INCLUDED)
Morning flight from Mandalay to Yangon then start the tour at SULE PAGODA, a gleaming octagonal pagoda that stands quarely at the center of the city. Afterwards, visit the NATIONAL MUSEUM (closed on Monday, Tuesday and public holidays) to gain an insight into Myanmar. See the 80metre-high Sihasana Lion Throne, used by the last Burmese king, and other fascinating artifacts. Finally, continue to SHWEDAGON PAGODA, the highlight of any visit to Yangon.

Sightseeing in Yangon until 5pm and then will transfer to airport for departure flight.
  

Remarks: Itinerary is subject to change by circumstances such as local operator, traffic, weather, etc