Yangon – Inle Lake

5 Days & 4 Nights

Yangon – Inle Lake

General Information about Myanmar

Myanmar has a total area of 678,500 square kilometres. It lies between latitudes 9° and 29°N, and longitudes 92° and 102°E. As of February 2011, Myanmar consisted of 14 states and regions, 67 districts, 330 townships, 64 sub-townships, 377 towns, 2,914 Wards, 14,220 village tracts and 68,290 villages.

Myanmar is bordered in the northwest by the Chittagong Division of Bangladesh and the Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh states of India. Its north and northeast border is with the Tibet Autonomous Region and Yunnan province for a Sino-Myanmar border total of 2,185 km. It is bounded by Laos and Thailand to the southeast. Myanmar has 1,930 km of contiguous coastline along the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea to the southwest and the south, which forms one quarter of its total perimeter.

In the north, the Hengduan Mountains form the border with China. Hkakabo Razi, located in Kachin State, at an elevation of 5,881 metres, is the highest point in Myanmar. Many mountain ranges, such as the Rakhine Yoma, the Bago Yoma, the Shan Hills and the Tenasserim Hills exist within Myanmar, all of which run north-to-south from the Himalayas.

The mountain chains divide Myanmar’s three river systems, which are the Irrawaddy, Salween, and the Sittaung rivers. The Irrawaddy River, Myanmar’s longest river, nearly 2,170 kilometres long, flows into the Gulf of Martaban. Fertile plains exist in the valleys between the mountain chains. The majority of Myanmar’s population lives in the Irrawaddy valley, which is situated between the Rakhine Yoma and the Shan Plateau.

Tourism

The most popular available tourist destinations in Myanmar include big cities such as Yangon and Mandalay; religious sites in Mon State, Pindaya, Bago and Hpa-An; nature trails in Inle Lake, Kengtung, Putao, Pyin Oo Lwin; ancient cities such as Bagan and Mrauk-U; as well as beaches in Nabule, Ngapali, Ngwe-Saung, Mergui. Nevertheless, much of the country is off-limits to tourists, and interactions between foreigners and the people of Myanmar, particularly in the border regions, are subject to police scrutiny. They are not to discuss politics with foreigners, under penalty of imprisonment and, in 2001, the Myanmar Tourism Promotion Board issued an order for local officials to protect tourists and limit “unnecessary contact” between foreigners and ordinary Burmese people.

The most common way for travelers to enter the country seems to be by air. According to the website Lonely Planet, getting into Myanmar is problematic: “No bus or train service connects Myanmar with another country, nor can you travel by car or motorcycle across the border – you must walk across.”, and states that, “It is not possible for foreigners to go to/from Myanmar by sea or river.” There are a small number of border crossings that allow the passage of private vehicles, such as the border between Ruili to Mu-se, the border between Htee Kee and Phu Nam Ron — the most direct border between Dawei and Kanchanaburi, and the border between Myawaddy and Mae Sot. At least one tourist company has successfully run commercial overland routes through these borders since 2013. “From Mae Sai you can cross to Tachileik, but can only go as far as Kengtung. Those in Thailand on a visa run can cross to Kawthaung but cannot venture farther into Myanmar.”

DAY 01: YANGON ARRIVAL

Arrive to Yangon by flight… Meet our tour guide and then, transfer to hotel.

Sightseeing Yangon (guided tour with private car) … the tour leads along Strand Road, into Mahabandoola Street, through India-town and China-town, past Sule Pagoda with its golden chedi, which makes a useful landmark in downtown Yangon and impressive colonial style government buildings such as the City Hall, General Telegraph Office, the Supreme Court, High Court and many pastel- painted shops and apartments. Later visit to Bogyoke Market, <closed on Monday>, formally know as Scott Market, a sprawling 75 year old shopping complex noted for its variety of handicrafts and other items which provide an excellent opportunity for a shopping spree. Afterwards, visit Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Image, then we make a short stop at the Royal Lake where we can admire the view of the Karaweik Hall overlooking this scenic lake.Then visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, famous world wide – its golden stupa is the ‘heart’ of Buddhist 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. There are always many Myanmar people praying and making offerings at Shwedagon, and it’s a fascinating place to spend time watching the world go by.

Overnight in Yangon

DAY 02: YANGON –BAGAN

Transfer to airport. Yangon – Bagan by flight. Sightseeing in Bagan: Nyaung Oo Market; a village market where you can find from wet market of fish and meat to house hold things like rattan baskets, cotton wear and antiques. Visit the golden Shwezigon Pagoda; prototype golden stupa, Gubyaukgyi Temple; small temple good for panoramic view and famous for it’s frescoe paintings of 12th century. Check in at hotel & rest. Afternoon visit , Ananda Temple; the most beautiful temple with 4 standing Buddhas in four cardinal points, history or lord Buddha and outside of the temple is decorated withTerra-Cotta worriers in green glaze plaques . Visit Lacquerware home industry and stroll around the viallage of Myinkaba, visit Manuha Temple; the temple of captive king of Tha-ton, Dhammayangyi Pahto and Pyattadagyi Temple or one of the pagoda for panoramic view of the city.

Overnight at hotel in Bagan

DAY 03: BAGAN – INLE LAKE

Transfer to airport. Bagan – Heho by flight.

Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake, board a private motorboat to head out to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights. Pass villages built on stilts over the lake, inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the legrowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses dozens of Shan Buddha Images, but is more famous for its unique ‘jumping cats’ those jump through hoops in the air! (now no cats are kept in this monastery).

Continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf. Take a walk to Lechae village to see workman ship of Tin Smith for Tiers of Pagodas and art of moulding Buddha statue by flower powder. Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone where you will see the silk weaving on wooden handlooms, and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand.

Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake

DAY 04: INLE LAKE – YANGON

Transfer to airport. Heho – Yangon by flight.

Meet our tour guide and then, transfer to hotel. Free day in Yangon.

Overnight at hotel in Yangon

DAY 05: YANGON DEPARTURE

Morning free on your own. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure flight

We at Global Bee Holidays provides tailor-made tours for you. You can contact us anytime to get the best deals for yourself.

Duration:  05Days / 04Nights

Price: Price starts from Rs. 43999

INCLUSIVE

  • 4 nights : accommodation in sharing twin room with daily breakfast
  • Sightseeing with local English guide mentioned in the program
  • All transfers are with car and driver only
  • Transfer and sightseeing with private air-conditioned car as mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees as mentioned in the program
  • Refreshing towel and drinking water (one bottle per person per day) on tours

EXCLUSIVE

    • Services not mentioned in our itinerary
    • Meals, drinks and personal expenses (eg. laundry, telephone call etc).
    • Camera and video camera fees.
    • Myanmar visa fees.
    • External airfare. (i.e. BKK/ RGN/ BKK )
    • Early check in and Late check out from hotel
    • Insurance of all kinds
    • Porter charges, Tips (eg. Driver, guide,..)

FOC POLICY: (Not include any air ticket)

  • 01 FOC for group minimum 16pax (15+1, 20+1 and 25+1) based on twin basic.
  • 02 FOC for group minimum 30pax (30+2 and 35+2) based on twin sharing.

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

  • Child under 6 years old sharing room with two (2) adults without extra bed: Free of charge (no meal is provided)
  • Child 6-under 12 years old sharing room with two (2) adults without extra bed: 50% of package cost
  • Child 6-under 12 years old sharing room with two (2) adults with extra bed: 80% of package cost
  • Child under 12 years old sharing room with one (1) adult: 95% of package cost
  • Child 12 years old and above: 100% of adult cost

MEALS:

  • We only quote necessary meals in the tour, in case you want lunch or dinner added on for guests. Please add the additional charges as below;
  • Supplement for Local menu meals at local restaurant: US$ 15 for lunch
  • Supplement for Local menu meals at local restaurant: US$ 20 for Dinner

You can customise the Trip as per your schedule, we will be more than happy to serve you.

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