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15 DAYS
18TH JULY - 1ST AUGUST 2019
VISITING: YANGON, BAGAN, POPA, MANDALAY, AMRAPURA, AVA, SAGAING, MINGUN, INLE, INDEIN VILLAGE.

VISA REQUIRED

DAY 1
MALTA – MYANMAR
Meet your tour manager at Malta International Airport for your flight to Yangon.

DAY 2
YANGON
Arrival in Yangon, the capital of the Yangon Region of Myanmar, also known as Burma. Yangon served as the capital of Myanmar until 2006 and it boasts the largest number of colonial era buildings in Southeast Asia and has a unique colonial-era urban core that is remarkably intact. Transfer to your 5* Sedona hotel for check in and dinner at local restaurant. Meals: Dinner.

DAY 3
YANGON
Depart for a sightseeing tour where the highlights will include Kabar Aye Pagoda (The World Peace Pagoda), Maha Pasana Cave (the great cave for Buddhist synod), and the Sule Pagoda(landmark of Yangon). Later visit Chauk Htat Gyi the six storied in meaning but actually the huge reclining Buddha Image. In the evening, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, famous worldwide for its golden stupa is the ‘ Heart ’ of Buddhism Myanmar. The Pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 4
YANGON – DALA
Escape the buzz of the big city with an excursion to Dala, located on the southern bank of the Yangon River across from downtown Yangon. Board the local ferry boat for a short ride across the River. In just 15 minutes, the city’s high rises disappear in the distance and the leafy palm trees of Dala appear. Travel slowly along quiet streets, through neighborhoods and stop to visit colorful markets. Then proceed to Buddhist monastery to see the daily life of the Buddhist monks. Then visit to Chu Chu, a Myanmar expression for the sound plastic makes when rubbed which started in 2014 to recycled plastics. Return to the jetty where you will take the ferry back to Yangon. An afternoon walking tour will start from Yangon City Hall, located at the heart of the colonial-era city build in 1936. Proceed to the High Court, a 1911 brick building designed by the architect John Ransome and then continue to Strand Road, home to the three-storey former New Law Courts, build in 1931 with an imposing colonnade of lonic columns. Next stop is the 1916 Custom House, a large building with an elegant white tower and double-faced clock above the entrance. Walk past the red brick General Post office to the luxurious Strand Hotel build in 1901 by the Sarkies brothers, Armenian hoteliers. A walk along the lively streets reveals scenes of daily life with stalls selling a variety of snacks, fruits and dry goods and local residents gathering for cups of tea or rushing off to catch a bus back home. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

DAY 5
YANGON – BAGAN
Transfer to airport for your flight to Bagan. Upon arrival you will start with a sightseeing tour of Bagan’s most important temples and pagodas ranging from the temples with the earliest wall paintings to the prototype pagada that influenced the designs of later Buddhist monuments. Tour highlights include the colourful Nyaung Oo Market, and Shwezigon Pagoda – built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine, then go to Ananda Temple – King Kyansittha’s masterpiece and the crowning achievement of the early style temple of architecture and next is Thatbyinnyu Temple the highest building on the Bagan plain. Later visit Htilominlo Temple the largest temple of Bagan noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. In the afternoon observe the process of traditional lacquer ware, one of Myanmar’s best known handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan. Then visit Manuha Temple, Myingabar Gubyaugyi Temple an early period Pyu-style temple of Hindu influence with some of the oldest mutual paintings in Bagan and Dhamanyangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. In the evening, you will enjoy Bagan’s famous sunset on Sunset Hill. Check in at your 5* Aureum Palace hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 6
BAGAN – POPA
Depart to Mt.Popa, an extinct volcano which is known as “Home of the Spirits” on the way observe the life of rural area such as producing the palm sweets. Climb up 777 steps to reach the top of Mt. Popa cliff temple and enjoy the landscapes and the panoramic view of extinct volcano and the plain. On the way you can observe toddy farm and ways of making Toddy Candy. Later drive back to Bagan, take a bicycle to visit the rests of the famous pagoda. Finally you again will enjoy Bagan’s famous sunset. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

DAY 7
BAGAN – MANDALAY – AVA – AMARAPURA
Transfer to Nyaung Oo airport for your flight to Mandalay, the commercial centre and cultural tourism site that was established in 1857 by King Mindon. Proceed for a sightseeing tour of Ava (Inwa) visiting Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, the hand-made workshop industry producing lacquer alms for Monks and a final visit to the ancient city of Amarapura. Later sightseeing tour of Mahagundayone Monastery to get to know the daily life of the monks observing Buddha scriptures. After enjoy the famous sunset of U Bein Wooden Bridge (1.2km long) across Taung Tha Man Lake. Drive to Mandalay and check in at your 5* Mercure Mandaley hill resort. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 8
MANDALAY - SAGAING
Proceed to Sagaing and visit Kaung Mu Daw Pagoda which is the copy of Mahaceti Pagoda in Siri Lanka and Sagaing Hill the center of Meditation. Afternoon visit of Mahamuni Buddha Image, Zegyo Market and some of Mandalay’s cottage industries, such as weaving and tapestry making, Burmese candy making, Bamboo fan making near EindawYar Pagoda, Atumahsi Monastery, Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace Monastery) and Kuthodaw (MahaLawkamarazein Pagoda) which is famous as the world largest book of many stone slabs on which is inscribed the whole Buddhist Literature. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

DAY 9
MANDALAY – MINGUN
Transfer to the jetty to take a boat trip to Mingun. Visit Mingun Unfinished Pagoda, Mingun Bell, one of the world largest hanging bronze bells and Myatheindan Pagoda. After the tour sail back to Mandalay. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 10
MANDALAY – HEHO - PINDAYA – INLE
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Heho. Upon arrival drive to Pindaya for a sightseeing tour of Pindaya Cave with thousands of Buddha Images placed there by pilgrims over many centuries and the Umbrella workshop which is made from pulp and around the Botaloke Lake. In the afternoon drive to Inle lake located at 900 meters above sea level. Inle Lake is the second largest natural lake in Myanmar with hazy blue mountains as backdrop. Check in at your 5* Pristine Lotus hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 11
INLE LAKE
Today you will take a boat trip to visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, the most famous pagoda of the Shan State, Ywa-Ma village, gold and silver smiths’ workshop and a Lotus weaving workshop. In the afternoon, visit Jumping Cat Monastery and floating gardens, local methods of fishing, village life and the famous leg rowers. In the evening, enjoy the sunset while visiting the Inle Lake by boat. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 12
INLE – INDEIN VILLAGE
Today visit the colorful local market of tribes, viewing the floating gardens and flower beds as well as handicraft workshops. Proceed by boat to the Indein village, located at the western side of the lake which is the hidden treasure of Inle Lake. Pass Nyaung-Oak Monastery and follow a stair path lined up with many hundreds of wooden columns and finally you will reach the impressive Shwe Indein complex. You will enjoy the nature beauty on the way like vegetable gardens, child and young monks (novices) enjoying their morning bath in the clear stream, water buffaloes and people among the paddy fields. On the way back to the hotel you will visit Myaynigone village. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

DAY 13
INLE LAKE – HEHO – YANGON
Transfer to Heho airport for your flight back to Yangon and upon arrival check in at your 5* Sedona hotel. After lunch, visit Immanuel Baptist Church, Independence Monument and Maharbandoola Garden. Time at leisure for shopping at Bogyoke Market (Scott’s Market) (Closed on every Monday and Gazette Holidays) where you can find local products such as gems, jewellery, slippers, clothes and so on. Evening stroll along the China Town to experience the ways of living of Yangon citizens (which can observe the tradition and modern costume). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 14
YANGON
Day at leisure for sightseeing or shopping. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for your flight back to Malta. Meals: Breakfast.

DAY 15
MALTA
Arrival in Malta.

 

OUR PACKAGE INLUDES

  • RETURN FLIGHTS MALTA - YANGON – MALTA

  • ONE WAY INTERNAL FLIGHT YANGON – BAGAN

  • ONE WAY INTERNAL FLIGHT BAGAN – MANDALAY

  • ONE WAY INTERNAL FLIGHT MANDALAY – HEHO

  • ONE WAY INTERNAL FLIGHT HEHO – YANGON

  • AIRLINE TAXES AND FUEL CHARGES

  • 12 NIGHTS IN 5* ACCOMMODATION

  • 31 MEALS: - 12 BREAKFAST - 11 LUNCH - 8 DINNERS

  • ALL EXCURSIONS AS PER ITINERARY

  • ALL TRANSFERS

  • DELUXE AIR CONDITIONED MOTOR COACH

  • SERVICES OF A TOUR CO-ORDINATOR THROUGHOUT

  • COMPREHENSIVE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING

  • ACTIVE ITINERARY WITH UNIQUE CULTURAL FEATURES

  • SERVICES OF AN EXPERIENCED ROCS TRAVEL TOUR MANAGER

    

 
DEPARTURES & PRICES

PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON
TRIPLE SHARING 3249
TWIN SHARING 3299
SINGLE 3979



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