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Myanmar Water Festival Tour
 

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Myanmar water festival
Thanakha beautiful face Kakku - Inle Lake

Overview

Myanmar Water Festival tour aims to provide you  a real sense of festive time in Burma. On this special occassion, people around the country gather together to visits pagodas, offers and pay homage to the monks, play traditional games and celebrate with their joyous spirit and without doubt, play the water game.
This is known as New Year festival in Myanmar where people wash the bad luck and wish for the good luck of New Year, new crop.

TRIP IN BRIEF:
Tour type: private tour - can be customized
Trip Duration: 12 days 11 nights
Start: Yangon                       Finish: Yangon
Tour Operates: Year Round/ Upon Request
Flights: 04 domestic flights                                               Activities: sightseeing / boat trip
TRIP IN BRIEF:
Tour type: private tour - can be customized 
Trip Duration: 12 days 11 nights
Start: Yangon                       Finish: Yangon
Tour Operates: Year Round/ Upon Request
Flights: 03 domestic flights                                               Activities: festival, cultural
Note: Myanmar Water Festival takes place from 13 to 16April 2014.


BRIEF ITINERARY: MYANMAR WATER FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Day 01: Yangon Arrival ( D)
Day 02: Yangon water fun day ! ( B)
Day 03: Yangon - Heho - Inle Lake (B)
Day 04: Inle Lake - Taunggyi-  Kakku (B)
Day 05: Inle Lake - Indein - Kalaw ( B)
Day 06: Kalaw - Mt. Popa ( B)
Day 07: Mt. Popa - Bagan ( B)
Day 08: Balloon Over Bagan - Irrawaddy Sunset (B)
Day 09: Bagan - Ngapali Beach (B)
Day 10: Ngapali Beach (B)
Day 11: Ngapali Beach  - Yangon (B)
Day 12: Yangon departure (B)
• Enjoy the fun of Water Festival
• Uncover the ethnic minority life in Shan State
• Experience the traditional rites of Burmese
• Visit Indein and its unique ruins
• Being float above pagoda spires in Bagan
• Relax for sunset cruise on Irrawaddy River
• Unwind by the best beach by Bengal Bay
• Be amazed by golden pagoda of Shwedagon



 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Yangon arrival (D)
Welcome to the golden land of Myanmar !
Our tour guide and driver will meet and greet you for your hotel transfer. Be surprised to visit Shwedagon pagoda, the biggest religious site in Yangon reflecting the history for the city and dominate the skyline with its glorious flash.
A welcome dinner with cultural show will be the highlight of your day.

Day 02: Yangon water fun ! (B,L,D)
Embark on the introduction tour of Yangon, starting from Sule pagoda where we will take a stroll to Emmanuel hotels, City Halls and numerous British colonial streets. Followed by a visit to China Town and Indian market. Your visit will be escorted by water ! 
In the afternoon, we enjoy more time with street fun!
Exotic night market in Yangon promises to bring you a distintive taste of this former capital.

Da y 03: Yangon – Heho- Inle Lake (B)
Taking the flight to Heho. Enjoy your scenic drive into the hill station of Kalaw and Shan state. Explore Inle Lake with your private styled boat , learning how local people make floating gardens and experience the traditional works of making boat, black & silver smith as well silk weaving.
Today, you will encounter the major residents of Inle including Padaung, karen peoples.
Enjoy the beautiful sunset by your water-side resort.

Day 04: Inle Lake -Taunggyi - Kakku (B)
Kakku is one of the holies site in Burma where originally more than 84,000 stupas were built to dedicate for Buddhism by King Alaung Sithu. Nowadays, this is home to countless number of ruins, pagoda whose architecture and cultural remit is outstanding among Pa-O tribe community.
After a scenic drive to Taunggyi town, we proceed to Kakku to visit this historical site before returning to the lake of Inle.

Day 05: Inle Lake - Indein - Kalaw ( B)
One of the most interesting fair in Shan State is the rotating 5 days market of Inle. The market itself is the rendezvous of Inle villagers who come to the market to sell their local farming products and socialize their relationship.
Join the stream of people to enjoy this market then climb up to Indein pagoda to capture the signature of Indian influence architecture.
Leave Inle Lake for Kalaw hill station. 

Day 06: Kalaw - Mt. Popa ( B)
This afternoon, we will take photos of British colonial houses and garden which are remained beautifully in Kalaw hill station. After that, we head to Mt. Popa, the most scarced Buddhism site which is famous for meditation.
Rest at your leisure in the comfortable resort of Mt. Popa.

Day 07: Mt. Popa - Bagan ( B)
After breakfast, we drive through palm forest, peanut plantation and secluded villages. Breaks will be made to visit some villages where they produce Bagan cigar, peanut oil and palm work.
Enjoy the mystical sunset in Bagan and free to enjoy the unique puppet.

Day 08: Balloon Over Bagan - Irrawaddy Sunset (B)
Spend your full day exploring the remainder of Bagan which consists of more than 2500 temples andpagodas. This archaeological site brings us to the scared history of ancient Bagan capital with thedevelopment of Buddhism.
Early riser will have chance to behold panoramic Bagan from Balloon, one of the best moment in this Unesco heritage site. 
As we travel further into the land of temple spires, Htilomino, Gawdamgangyi, Ananda and Shwezigontemples will attract your sense of curiosity with a profound impression.Sunset cruise on Irrawaddy River.

Day 09: Bagan - Ngapali Beach (B)
Flying to Ngapali Beach, the most beautiful beach by Bengal Bay. 
Free to enjoy your time.

Day 10: Ngapali Beach (B)
Free to enjoy the beach or visiting Treasure island.

Day 11: Ngapali Beach  - Yangon (B)
Stay at your leisure until our driver comes to pick you up for the flight back to Yangon.

Day 12: Yangon departure (B)
Take your time for some souvenir at Scott market, the biggest market in Yangon famed for gems,jewelry, wood products and handicrafts.Leaving Yangon for your home with your beautiful memory of Myanmar !

Tour Price and Inclusion


In each tour ,we will provide you the sample quote with the option of 3 star hotels that is listed below. As the tour can be customized, we are very pleased to give you the free quote with your choice of services

Group size 02 pax        04 pax        06 pax        Single Supplement
Land Tour / person



Price is USD based on twin/double sharing accommodation
 

TOUR INCLUSION TOUR EXCLUSION
- Visa Arrangement
- Private Car Transfer with air conditioning
- English speaking guides
- Domestic flights in dicated in the itinerary
- Double/ based sharing rooms
- Meals indicated in the itinerary
B= breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner
- Entrance fees where applied
- Boat trips on Irrawaddy River
- Balloon Over Bagan Trip 
- Water and tissues for visiting time 
- Visa stamp fee
- International Flights
- Personal expenses
- Drinks during the meals
- Meals not mentioned