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Ballon Over Bagan Tour 9 Days

Yangon, Myanmar
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Ballon Over Bagan Tour 9 Days

Itinerary: YANGON – HEHO – KAUNG DINE – INLE LAKE – NYAUNG SHWE – PINDAYA – HEHO – MANDALAY – MINGUN – MANDALAY – AMARAPURA – BAGAN – YANGON

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: YANGON / arrival day

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport welcome by our English speaking guide and transfer to your hotel for check-in. In the afternoon drive to Mawtin Jetty and take a rickshaws for a short trip along the Yangon River, have High Tea at the Strand Hotel built in 1896, once described as the “leading hotel of the East” and late in the afternoon, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda described by Somerset Maugham: “The Shwedagon rose superb, glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city.” This massive bell-shaped stupa rises nearly 100 meters above its hill-top surroundings. Wander through this magnificent structure and its courtyards, stupas, bells, Temples, and Buddha images, and see religious and secular visitors from all parts of the globe. Shwedagon has become the symbol of Myanmar. Enjoy the sunset over the Pagoda. Overnight in Yangon.

After breakfast visit Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda (a huge reclining Buddha), Karaweik Hall, a Royal floating barge on the Royal Lake for a photo stop and the Dragon glass factory, producing hand-blown glasses. Then transfer to the airport for the late morning flight to Heho in Shan State. Upon arrival drive to Kaung Dine, at the north-western shore of Inle Lake. This Intha village is well known for the production of soybean Cakes and noodles. Wander around and observe these cottage industries. In the afternoon first excursion on Inle Lake and shop at the silk weaving village of In Phaw Khon. Overnight at Inle Lake.

Full day excursion on Inle Lake (25 km) famous for its unique one-leg rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and village life. Visit one of the 5-day rotating markets with its Intha and Pao tribes; Nga Phe Chaug (the biggest and oldest monastery around Inle Lake); a Cheroot Factory and the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda housing five sacred and almost shapeless Buddha images, contorted because of the quantity of applied gold leaf, gifts from the believers. The Buddha images are purported to have come here in the 12th Century. In the afternoon, proceed to Indein (appr. 1 hour drive) to see the ancient Bagan + Shan style pagodas, built during Bagan Period, passing the beautiful scenery with tall grasses and little water steps. The ruin pagodas, hide in the bushes will give you an impression of you were in the 12th – 13th Centuries ago. Late afternoon come back to your hotel for overnight.

Early morning transfer by boat to Nyaung Shwe, a small town at the northern end of Inle Lake and drive from there to Pindaya (appr. 3 ½ hours drive), a charming village with its paper umbrella cottage industry. Visit the Pindaya cave, famous for its thousands of Buddha images and the paper umbrella cottage industry. Then drive to Heho (appr. 2 hours) for the flight to Mandalay, the city of the last Myanmar Kings. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for check-in and overnight.

After breakfast drive to Kywezon jetty to watch the busy riverside activity and take a local riverboat to the ancient capital of Mingun (appr. 1 hour per way). Visit the Settawya Pagoda, with a footprint of the Buddha, walk to the huge Mingun Bell, see the nearby unfinished Mingun Pagoda, built to be the world’s biggest pagoda and visit the Hsinbyume Pagoda, a reproduction of the mythological Mt. Meru. Then come back to Mandalay. In the afternoon visit the down town are; the Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings, Atumashi Monastery, the “Incomparable Monastery”, the Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures and sunset on Mandalay Hill, a vantage-point for panoramic view of the city. Overnight in Mandalay.

After breakfast drive to Amarapura the “City of Immortals” and visit the 150 year old Mahagandayon monastery, and famous Buddhist learning center. It is home to a thousand monks, who will form a procession as they go to take their noon and final meal of the day. Amarapura was the capital of upper Burma until 1850. As it was the custom, most of the important wooden palaces and monasteries were taken down and transported to the new capital in Mandalay. You will visit two of the surviving Pagodas, including the Patodawgyi Pagoda built in 1820, which is graced by marble panels on its 3 lower terraces, and affords excellent views of the surrounding area and U Bein wooden bridge, over 150 years old, which is still in use. You can also cross the bridge and visit the Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, a replica of the Ananda Pagoda in Bagan (Pagan), was constructed in 1847 by King Pagan Min. Late afternoon transfer to the airport for the flight to Bagan. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for check-in and overnight.

Start your day with a magnificent flight by a hot air Balloon over Bagan before you explore Bagan, the most extensive archeological site in Asia, with a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples, such as Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; Kyansittha Umin: a tunnel with an interesting feature of paintings; Htilominlo Temple, noted for its plaster carvings; Gubyaukgyi, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scene and Ananda Temple with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures and niches around the galleried interior. In the afternoon visit to lacquer ware home industry and continue sightseeing of Bagan: Manuha Temple built in Mon style from 1059; Nanpaya Temple, said to have once been the residence of King Manuha, Gupyaukkyi Temple in Myinkabar and sunset at Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight in Bagan.

After breakfast, continue sightseeing of Bagan with famous monuments including Sulamani Temple, decorated with finest ornaments; Dhamayangyi Temple, the most massive temple; Tatbyinnyu Temple, the highest temple in Bagan; Shwe Gugyi Temple, traditional in style between the early and the late Bagan period; Gawdaw Palin Temple; Mahabodhi Temple, resemble of Mahabodi Temple in Bodaghaya and Bupaya Pagoda on the bank of majestic Ayeyarwady River. Late afternoon transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for check-in and overnight.

After breakfast continue sightseeing of Yangon: Sule Pagoda , dating back over 2000 years, the Mahabandoola Park with it’s Independence Monument and walk around the downtown area and the sprawling Bogyoke Market. Wide streets, orderly town planning and neglected public buildings revive visions of British rule, while busy streets scenes and shimmering pagodas, bursting through a leafy canopy, hint at the rich local culture. Skyscrapers and glaring neon billboards have yet to overtake the capital. In the afternoon transfer to Yangon International Airport.

FLEXIBILITY:
Don’t see the date for this tour to suit your schedule? No problems, Create Your Own Date. Choose the dates that you want to travel and as long as you happy to open the tour to other people joining we will charge you the standard tour price – no markups!

CONDITIONS:
1. You must have booked and paid your deposit for travel dates that are at least 1 to 3 months in the future. This just gives us time to promote the trip and find other people to join you.

2. Create Your Own Date for this tour applies for bookings of two or more people only. If you are a solo traveller we can do our best to get a group for the dates you choose but we cannot guarantee standard pricing until we achieve a minimum of 2 people

3. This offer is subject to availability. In peak season we may not have the capability to add tour dates to our already busy schedule..

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As our price is set according to the length of itinerary and the detailed program given, we can make changes in this tour to help you keep your budget.
Below are some possible changes to make your tour fit better in your budget
we can customize this tour with shorter duration
some activities and tours can be in a group and non-private.
We can look into lower budget hotel for you without compromising the quality.
We can change the itinerary that fits your expectation and budget requirement.

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

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How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

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Budget higher than $(This Price) in per person?

Vietnam and Indochina has the utmost luxury hotels and other tour facilities to cater to your budget. For a budget higher than the one stated, we can make some of the following modification to your program based on your request.
Flights in Business or First Class flight (compared with Economy flight).
More luxury hotels/cruises or more luxury rooms in the same hotel/cruise. Standards of accommodation.
Longer stay at certain city based on your request.
Extra service or extra meals.
If you want to stay longer…
There are so many ways to extend your time in Vietnam and Indochina. Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave!
Make extra trip to Phu Quoc or Con Dao, two of our most beautiful islands. Etc…
Stay longer on your cruise trip to Halong Bay. Etc…
Stay extra days and relax at beachside resort. Etc…
Spend more time visiting northern mountain province.

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Inclusion:

– Bed & breakfast in double sharing room

– 16th person FOC in single room

– Local guide throughout the tour

– Domestic flights by Air Bagan, Air Mandalay or Yangon Airways

– Air-con car/van/bus throughout the tour

– 1 time Balloon over Bagan (appr. 45 minutes)

– Entrance fees as indicated in our itinerary

– Boat on Inle Lake and to Mingun

– High Tea at Strand Hotel

– Porter fees at the airports

– Drinking water and refreshment tissues during the sightseeing

Exclusion:

– International air fare to/from Yangon

– Visa fees

– Intl. airport tax of US$ 10 per person

– Compulsory dinners for Christmas & New Year

– Lunch & dinners

– Beverage

– Early check-in and late check-out

– Personal expenses such as camera fees, tips, laundry service, ect

– Porter fees at the hotels

Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent accommodation

Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Travelo Vietnam can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.

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