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MELODY OF IRRAWADDY RIVER

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Irrawaddy River View Burmese Woman Irrawaddy Sunset

Overview

The legendary river of Irrawaddy takes a huge part in the life of Myanmar people. From the fertized banks to lush valleys, from floating villages to shipping activities, from rites to traditions, the river reflects vividly the life of local in a unique way.

TRIP IN BRIEF:
Tour type: private tour - can be customized
Trip Duration: 10 days 09 nights
Start: Yangon          Finish: Yangon                
Tour Operate: Year round/ Upon request
Flights: 02 domestic flights                                 Activities: sighseeing/ cultural visit/ river cruise

BRIEF ITINERARY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Day 01: Yangon arrival  (D)
Day 02: Yangon – Bagan sightseeing  (B)
Day 03: Bagan Discovery (B)
Day 04: Bagan cruise on Irrawaddy River (B,L,D)
Day 05: Cruise to Mandalay (B,L)
Day 06: Mandalay city tour (B)
Day 07: Mandalay ancient capitals (B)
Day 08: Mandalay - Pyn Oo Lwin - Mandalay(B)
Day 09: Mandalay - Yangon city tour(B)
Day 10: Yangon departure (B)
• Admire the golden spires of Shwedagon
• Cruise to Idyllic Irrawaddy River
• Pay a visit to sacred pagodas in Bagan
• Enjoy authentic Myanmar hospitality
• Explore the magnificent Mandalay
• Pay respects at Sagaing Hill
• Capture the best of U Bein Bridge
• Travel the river of Yangon

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Yangon arrival (D)
Upon arrival at Yangon airport, you will be greeted for the hotel transfer.
Enjoy your first visit in Yangon with a leisurely walk in Shwedagon pagoda which features the holy pilgrimage sites with golden stupas, diamondized spires.
Dinner with colorful cultural dance in Karaiweik Palace.

Day 02: Yangon - Bagan sightseeing (B)
A short flight this morning brings you to Bagan, home to more than 2500 temples and ruins which is dedicated for Buddhism.
This ancient kingdom shows you the incredible architectural signature of Bagan glory developed from XI century.
Start your day with a sightseeing to Nyang U market, a perfect introduction of local lifestyle. We continue our tour to the old part of Bagan where Shwezigon, Ananda, Htilomino and Gawgamgyi pagodas are located.
Being haunted by the sunset cruise on Irrawaddy River.

Day 03: Bagan Discovery (B,D)
Today, we will capture the beauty of remoted temples and Bagan traditonal workshops. As we travel to Manuha and Minanthu villages by a horse drawn cart, we will witness how people make peanut oil, weaving silk and produce lacquer items.
In the afternoon, we will visit Bagan archealogical museum and enjoy the sunset from temple spire.
Dinner with traditional puppet of Bagan features your delightful evening today.

Day 04: Bagan cruise on Irrawaddy River ( B,L,D)
Embark on a luxury cruise  at Bagan Aye Yar jetter, enjoy your welcomed drinks.
Start cruising upstream to Mandaly. Visit  a local village on the river bank and relax with sunset deck.

Day 05: Cruise to Mandalay ( B,L,D)
Get up with a sound of water and nature. Continue cruising to Mandaly, on the way we will visit Yandaboo village which is famous for Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. Moor overnight nearby a village (Ywar Thit Gyi or Pauk Myaing Pauk Taw) few miles away from Ava Bridge 

Day 06: Mandalay city tour (B)
Check-Out Time
Enjoy the sunrise. After an early breakfast, the passengers will disembark at Sagaing Jetty.
Start visiting Amarapura, the former capital of Mandalay , embarking a pleasant walk to Ubein bridge and relax on the lake.
In the afternoon, we will discover the highlights of Mandalay from Kuthodaw pagoda, known as the largest book in the world to Mandalay hill, the best viewing point for Mandalay panorama. 

Day 07: Mandalay ancient capitals (B)
A full day journey through the most scenic part of Mandalay, exploring the ancient capital of Mandalay: Sagaing Hill. This religional hub now is a centre for monks and nat education with various levels.
Continue your travel by car to visit Mingun, the historical site located on the left bank of Irrawaddy River. Back to Mandalay with a sunset cruise.  

Day 08: Mandalay - Pin Oo Lwin - Ubein Bridge (B)
Discover the beautiful hill station of Pyn Oo Lwin with scenic ride from Mandalay. Our tour guide will introduce you the charm of British house and garden while you are invited to visit colorful botanical garden and a cascading waterfall. 
The tour goes further with the history of Pyn Oo Lwin and its uniqueness. Return to Mandalay for your incredible sunset time in U Bein, the longest teakwood bridge in Burma.

Day 09:  Mandalay - Yangon city tour (B )
Leave Mandalay for a flight back to Yangon in the morning.
Make a visit to Sule pagoda then head to Botataung pagoda by a styled rishaw. En route, you will encounter many British buildings and exotic food stalls.
After that, we drop by China town and Chinese temple.
In the afternoon, we visit Chauk tat gyi pagoda, famed for the biggest reclining Buddha statue, Kandawgyi lake and conclude our day by Bogyoke market, the biggest market for gems, handicraft, antiques in Myanmar.

Day 10: Yangon departure (B)
The day is for your leisure to explore the city or buy souvenir until our driver come to pick you up for your departure flight.

Tour Price and Inclusion

For  Tour Price, please contact us for prices 

Tour Inclusion Tour Exclusion
- Visa arrangement
- English speaking guide.
Other language guides are available upon your request
- Private transfer with air-conditioning
- 02 Domestic flights : Yangon - Bagan, Mandalay - Yangon
- Meals indicated in the itinerary
B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
- Entrance fees
- Boat trips
- Cruise on Irrawaddy River
- Accommodations
- Water & wet tissues

- Personal Expense                                
- Drinks
- Tips
- Visa stamp
- International flights