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14 Day Myanmar Off The Beaten Track

$1,699
Per Person

Typically $2,899
14 days and 13 nights to explore some of the less travelled backroads of beautiful Myanmar.  Meet the people, eat the food, experience real Myanmar in all its pagoda loving glory! You will take home some very fond memories after this tour – grab some friends and book with one of our flexible payment plans today!

the tour

Discover our wide range of Myanmar holidays. If you are you looking for something a little different and off the beaten tourist track, then this package is for you. Starting in Yangon, we cover the main destinations iconic to Myanmar. Onto Bagan, one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia and home to 2000 pagodas, temples and monasteries.  Get your camera ready for a sunset visit to U Bein Bridge in Mandalay;  the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world.  A comprehensive tour of Mandalay is included with a half day boat trip along the Irrawaddy River to visit nearby Mingun.

Step off the beaten tourist trail with a visit to the hill town of Kalaw. Here you can tale part in a trek through beautiful scenery, local villages and breath the crisp clean air.   You will meet some of the friendly villagers and discover the fascinating agriculture of the area.  You will enjoy a gentle trek in this area for a few hours and have lunch with some Myanmar locals.  A chance to rest the legs as we travel by train to Inle Lake.  The pace of the train allows time to really appreciate the scenery.

Enjoy a leisurely boat tour of the lake and experience a unique way of life including the Intha technique of leg rowing!  This is a beautiful part of Myanmar and is very culturally significant. Take a comfortable domestic flight back to Yangon and visit the spectacular ShweDaGon Pagoda.  A day trip to see the Golden Rock and Bago will not disappoint.  This huge boulder is completely covered by gold leaf and delicately balances on the edge of a cliff!  The journey up to the top of the mountain offers breathtaking views in itself.

INCLUSIONS

13 nights accommodation. Daily breakfast. Professional guides and all sightseeing. Don’t know when you can travel? No worries! You can still secure this great price with one of our payment plans and choose your travel date later – See here for details. Enjoy massive savings on Myanmar holidays with MyHoliday2.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival Yangon, Myanmar

Your holiday to Myanmar begins with an airport pick by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure to explore the steamy South East Asian capital.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Yangon

DAY 2: Yangon ~ Bagan ~ Ancient Bagan Tour

In the early morning, take a short flight to Bagan. Once at Bagan, your tour guide will take you around its wonderful scenery and architecture. Bagan is one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia and a favourite from most travellers who visit Myanmar. Today there are more than 2000 pagodas left standing in Bagan and we will take you on a mesmerising tour of this archaeological site. You will first visit Nyaung U Market, a bustling market where your guide will help you to discover a variety of Burmese traditional breakfasts. Enjoy breakfast at a local tea house, which is situated next to the market, a great spot for people watching and observing local life. Then, we will visit a number of incredible temples including Shwe-Zi-Gon Pagoda, Hti-Lo-Min-Lo Temple, Ananda Temple, That-Byin-Nyu Temple, Dham-Ma-Yan-Gyi Temple, ending with the Shwe-San-Daw Pagoda in time to witness another superb sunset from the top.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Bagan

DAY 3: Bagan Free Day

Today is at your own Leisure in Bagan! Suggestions for Optional Activities and Tours for your Free time:

~ Early morning Hot Air Balloon ride over Bagan

~ Half day tour to Mount Popa, an extinct Volcano

~ Rent an E Bike and ride around town exploring more of Bagan’s famous temples and experience the Myanmar way of life.

~ At sunset hire a boat and enjoy a leisurely cruise along the mighty Irrawaddy River.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Bagan

OPTIONAL: Hot Air Ballon Ride USD$300 per person

DAY 4: Bagan ~ Mandalay ~ Sunset Tour at U Bein Bridge

After breakfast we transfer back to Heho airport for another short flight to Mandalay. On your arrival, relax in the hotel until near sunset, then you will be driven to the famous U Bein Bridge for a stunning sunset view. Gotta love the sunsets in Myanmar! U Bein Bridge is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world; standing strong since 1850 and 1.2km long. Rest of the evening at leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Mandalay

DAY 5: Mandalay ~ Amarapura ~ Sagaing ~ Inwa (Ava) Tour

Today you embark on a sightseeing excursion to the surrounding cities of Mandalay. You will have the opportunity to watch the monks during worship at a monastery, before proceeding to Sagaing via a silk weaving centre. In Sagaing we will visit Kaung-Mhu-Daw Pagoda, an enormous dome shaped pagoda and Sagaing Hills, where lots of Buddhist monasteries are situated. From there, the view is spectacular over the Irrawaddy River and numerous pagodas and monasteries. One of the major tourist attractions in Sagaing Hill is the stunning U Min Thonze Pagoda. Next stop is Inwa, where you will take horse & cart ride to visit 27-metre-high Masonry Watch Tower, NanMyint (or) the ”Leaning Tower of Inwa”; BaGaYa Monastery built with 276 teak pillars and observe Myanmar tradition Alms bowls workshop. Back to Mandalay for the night.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Mandalay

DAY 6: Mingun ~ Mandalay Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, start sightseeing. Immerse yourselves on a boat tour along Irrawaddy River to visit Mingun. Then continue the walking tour in Mingun. The main highlights are: the Mingun Bell, weighing 90 tons known as the world largest ringing bell; the HsinByuMe Paya also known as the Mya Thein Tan Pagoda, a representation of the SulamaniPaya which stands atop Mt. Meru. Then come back to Mandalay by boat. After lunch, spend your whole afternoon by visiting major sites in Mandalay. Sightseeing for Mandalay will include most of the city’s outstanding historical and cultural sites: the Mandalay Royal Palace, the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy, the KuThoDaw Pagoda, known as the world’s biggest book; and ShweNanDaw Monastery (Golden Palace Monastery), famous for its wood carving. The evening highlight is Mandalay Hill where you can enjoy a 360 degree view of Mandalay from the top.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Mandalay

DAY 7: Mandalay ~ HeHo ~ Kalaw Trekking

In the morning, you’ll take a short flight to Heho. The flight time is around 30 minutes. On arrival at the Heho airport, we’ll take a scenic one-hour drive to Kalaw. Once we arrive at Kalaw, we’ll check-in to the hotel. Once a hill station for the British officers to escape the heat of the plains, Kalaw is surrounded by forested hills dotted with hill tribe villages. With a cultural mix of Indian, Nepalese and Burmese, the town itself is a laidback enclave of colourful markets, crumbling colonial buildings, and is an ideal base from which to explore the bewitching beauty of the Shan State. These days, the town is a resort for travellers, with clean air, beautiful scenery, and trekking trails. After taking a short relaxing time at the hotel, we’ll set off for a gentle trek to explore the hill villages around Kalaw. Head to Myinka village which is a home to Danu and Taung Yoe people to meet the friendly villagers and discover the fascinating agriculture of the area. Continue our trek for another two hours, through the beautiful Shan countryside and seasonal plantations until Painnebin village. In Painnebin, we’ll meet with the Palaung villagers who still live with very traditional lives in this scenic outpost. Then, we will stop for lunch at a village where there will be lots of opportunities for interaction. After exploring the village and a simple lunch, take a different road back to Kalaw. We’ll be back to the hotel before evening.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Kalaw

DAY 8: Picturesque Train Journey to Inle Lake

The morning is at your own leisure. You can enjoy your free time by strolling on foot to the Kalaw market. This market is a hub of activity in the morning when villagers from the surrounding hills come to sell their wares. You can also stop at Shan souvenirs for some local snacks. In the afternoon, your tour guide will meet you at the hotel to drive to the train station. Once both luggage and passengers are safely on board it is time to begin the 50km, around 3.5 hours, adventure through the countryside. Myanmar has the longest rail network in Southeast Asia and the train is a fascinating way to travel from Kalaw to Inle Lake because the gentle pace allows time to really appreciate the scenery. The open windows in the upper class carriage provide the best in natural air conditioning and the train gives you an interesting insight into the lives of local people in the Shan hills. There are a few stops along the way to stretch the legs and buy a drink or snacks. The rail adventure will end Shwe Nyaung station. Then we’ll drive to the hotel in Nyaung Shwe town, approximately 20 mins by car. On arrival, we’ll check in to the hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Inle Lake

DAY 9: Inle Lake and Indein Village Boat Tour

Looking down over the lake from the Taunggyi road, Inle lies in an enormous carpet of greenery. Dotted around the lake are the stilt-house villages and floating gardens of the Intha tribe. The Intha technique of leg rowing – where one leg is wrapped around the paddle to drive the blade through the water in a snake-like motion – is unique. With our Inle Lake boat tour, you will experience a unique way of life that has lived on through generations, whilst exploring the culturally significant surrounds that form part of this beautiful region of Myanmar. You will be provided with a life jacket and easy seat for each person on the boat. Inle lake sightseeing will be filled with visits to the Phaung-Daw-Oo Pagoda, the most important symbol of religion of Shan State, the Nga-Phe-Chaung Monastery, an attractive wooden monastery and of course the floating villages (inn paw khone, pouk par, ywa ma, khar taw) A visit to these sights provides deep insight into how the people on the lake make their livings, you can enjoy Unique One Leg rowing fisherman, Lotus and silk weaving, boat making and cheroot making. After lunch proceed to Indein. And take a short trek to the Indein Pagoda. On the way, you can enjoy the serene atmosphere as you wander through artfully scattered 8th century Pagodas in ruins covered by trees and bushes. Then observe Intha tribes Village life and enjoy the local market along the shore. Finally, we will return to the hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, InLe Lake

DAY 10: Inle Lake Free Day

Today is your own day of leisure in Inle Lake. Suggestions for your Free time:

~ Long bike rides in the countryside visiting the villages and winery gardens

~ Day trip to Kakku

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Inle Lake

DAY 11: Inle Lake ~ Yangon Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport to take a flight to Yangon (1 hour and 20 minutes). On arrival, we’ll drive to the hotel to check in. After taking a short refreshment at the hotel, we’ll start sightseeing by walking around the city centre to enjoy the city busy with the sellers on the street and also the pedestrians and Colonial Style buildings. The whole day is the tour to famous Landmarks,the KaRaWeik Hall & Royal Lake for a photo stop. A chance to explore the BoGyoke Market (aka) Scott Market, which is the best place for shopping in Myanmar. End the day by enjoying the sunset at ShweDaGon Pagoda, one of the spectacular monuments of Myanmar.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Yangon

DAY 12: Yangon ~ Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo)

After breakfast at the hotel, start the drive to the KinPun ‘base camp’ for around 4 hours. This afternoon you will visit one of Myanmar’s landmarks, Kyaiktiyo, also known as the Golden Rock, which is famous for its precarious position and religious importance. The ‘Golden Rock’ is a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. To reach the pagoda from KinPun, a steep 6-miles road leads to the top of the mountain. The journey is made in open trucks, which can be crowded but once you reach the top, you will be amazed by the breathtaking views, pilgrims chant, you can light candles and meditate. Return back to KinPun base camp around 6 pm in the evening.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Kinpun Base Camp

DAY 13: Golden Rock ~ Bago ~ Yangon

After breakfast at the hotel, set off to Yangon. En-route stop in Bago, an ancient “Mon” capital city, to visit the charming monastery of Thamanay, a renowned teaching centre for monks from neighbouring regions who wish to study Buddhism. The tour continues to the thousand year-old Shwemawdaw Pagoda which has a spire taller than that of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Then extend the visit to Kanbawzathadi, Palace of King Bayinnaung. From there, head back to Yangon. On the way, we will visit the reclusive World War II memorial site near Yangon, Htaukkyan. The Allied War Cemetery is the final resting place for over 27,000 Allied soldiers. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Yangon.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Yangon

DAY 14: End of Tour

Breakfast and free time until your transfer to the International Airport in Yangon. We wish you a safe journey home and look forward to seeing you on tour again soon!

MEALS: Breakfast

Description

Discover our wide range of Myanmar holidays. If you are you looking for something a little different and off the beaten tourist track, then this package is for you. Starting in Yangon, we cover the main destinations iconic to Myanmar. Onto Bagan, one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia and home to 2000 pagodas, temples and monasteries.  Get your camera ready for a sunset visit to U Bein Bridge in Mandalay;  the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world.  A comprehensive tour of Mandalay is included with a half day boat trip along the Irrawaddy River to visit nearby Mingun.

Step off the beaten tourist trail with a visit to the hill town of Kalaw. Here you can tale part in a trek through beautiful scenery, local villages and breath the crisp clean air.   You will meet some of the friendly villagers and discover the fascinating agriculture of the area.  You will enjoy a gentle trek in this area for a few hours and have lunch with some Myanmar locals.  A chance to rest the legs as we travel by train to Inle Lake.  The pace of the train allows time to really appreciate the scenery.

Enjoy a leisurely boat tour of the lake and experience a unique way of life including the Intha technique of leg rowing!  This is a beautiful part of Myanmar and is very culturally significant. Take a comfortable domestic flight back to Yangon and visit the spectacular ShweDaGon Pagoda.  A day trip to see the Golden Rock and Bago will not disappoint.  This huge boulder is completely covered by gold leaf and delicately balances on the edge of a cliff!  The journey up to the top of the mountain offers breathtaking views in itself.

INCLUSIONS

13 nights accommodation. Daily breakfast. Professional guides and all sightseeing. Don’t know when you can travel? No worries! You can still secure this great price with one of our payment plans and choose your travel date later – See here for details. Enjoy massive savings on Myanmar holidays with MyHoliday2.

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021:

March: 26

April: 16

May: 28

June: 11

July: 30

August: 6

September: 24

October: 15

November: 26

December: 3

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2022:

January: 14

February: 4

March: 11

April: 22

May: 27

June: 3

July: 8

August: 5

September: 2

October: 7

November: 10

December: 2

 

If you cannot travel on any of our set departures and would like an alternative date, please contact us

INCLUSIONS

 

14 day guided tour of Myanmar

13 nights accommodation

13 x Breakfasts, 1 x Lunch

3 internal flights

Professional English speaking tour guides

Sightseeing tours by air-conditioned private vehicles

Private boat for a sunset trip along Irrawaddy river in Bagan

Air-conditioned private vehicle for a transfer from Bagan to Mandalay

Return private boat to Mingun

Private horse and cart to explore Inwa (Ava)

Train ticket Kalaw to Inle Lake

Private boat to explore the InLe Lake

Return open-truck fare from the base camp to the top of the Golden Rock Mountain

Return airport transfers

Ancient Bagan Tour

Sunset Tour at U Bein Bridge

Inwa (Ava) Tour

Mandalay Tour

1 Day Kalaw Trekking Trip

Inle Lake and Indein Village Boat Tour

Yangon Sighseeing Tour

 

EXCLUSIONS

 

International Airfares

Visa Fee

Myanmar Entrance Fees AUD $80 per person

Meals not specified in Itinerary

Travel Insurance

HOTELS

 

3 STAR HOTELS:

Yangon: Hotel Mawtin

Bagan: Bagan View Hotel

Mandalay: Amayarnadi Hotel

Kalaw: Hotel Mya Yar Pin

Inle Lake: 81 Hotel Inlay

Kinpun Base Camp: Eternity Resort Hotel

 

4 Star Hotels:

Yangon: Jasmine Palace Hotel

Bagan: Amazing Bagan Resort

Mandalay: Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort

Kalaw: Kalaw Hill Lodge

Inle Lake: Amazing Inlay Resort

Kinpun Base Camp: Eternity Resort Hotel (please note this hotel is 3 Star – there are no 4 Star Hotels at Kinpun)

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used

Triple share rooms are available

 

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

Upgrade to 4 Star Hotels for $500 per person

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

DAY 3: Hot Air Balloon Over Bagan USD$300 – payable direct to local operator

(Available Mid Oct – May)

3 Night Ngapali Beach Extension – $399 per person –

(Please note this would happen on Day 11, 12, 13 before returning to Yangon to conclude the final 3 days of tour.)

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in Myanmar with extra nights pre or post tour

 

PRE/POST TOUR

3 Star Hotel Yangon – $90

4 Star Hotel Yangon – $130

 

Prices are based per room per night and include breakfast and airport transfers

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid until 2 December 2022

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 30 days prior to travel

 

RATES:

14 Day Myanmar Off The Beaten Track  3 Star Package – $1699 per person

14 Day Myanmar Off The Beaten Track  4 Star Package – $2199 per person

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

A single traveller surcharge applies for solo travellers

3 Star Hotels – $450 per person

4 Star Hotels – $800 per person

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum of 2 people

Maximum 10 people

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Children under the age of 2 travel free of charge

Children aged 2-11 at time of travel require a child voucher:

3 Star Package – $1499 – Add to cart at checkout

4 Star Package – $1899 – Add to cart at checkout

 

Children aged 12+ require an adult voucher

Child vouchers only apply if in addition to two full paying adults

Maximum room capacity is 2 adults and 2 children (1 in existing bedding, 1 in extra bed)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

Day tours included in itinerary may join a larger group than specified

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

We offer a 21 Day Money Back Guarantee. See Refund policy for details

After 21 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non refundable

Travel vouchers are non-redeemable for cash

Travel vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion

Travel vouchers must be redeemed within the validity period or will be deemed void

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

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