8D7N Northern Myanmar Discovery Tour

Inclusions: Return airfares (Myanmar Airways), 7 nights stay @ selected hotel with breakfast, Domestic airfares, Transportation, English speaking guide, Sightseeing tour and Admission fees as per Itinerary.

For travel period from Oct'16 onwards, kindly email us at [email protected].

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Day 01 Singapore – Yangon (Dinner)
Arrive in Yangon international Airport. Meet your Yangon Guide and transfer to Hotel. After check-in a cultural dinner show at Karaweik Palace – built in a style of Royal Barge used by the olden days Kings. After dinner, return to your hotel in Yangon.
Day 02 Yangon – Bagan (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
In the morning, depart for Bagan by domestic flight. Upon arrival, begin a full day Bagan sightseeing by coach such to attractions such as Nyaung Oo market; Shwezigon Pagoda – build by king Anawahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; Kyansitha cave Monastery; Wetkyi-in Guvyaukkkyi – a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scene; Temple City Gate and Lacquer ware industry. After lunch at local restaurant, continue sightseeing, see Gawawplin Temple; Ananda Temple & Oakkyaung with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior; Thatbyinnyu Temple, Sulamnani Temple; Damayangyi Temple. Finally, watch sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River from Shwesandaw or Mahazedi pagoda. In the evening a dinner with puppet show awaits you at local restaurant.
Day 03 Bagan – Mandalay (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast, take a morning flight to Mandalay – the old and historic capital of Myanmar’s last kingdom and their monarchs, be treated to a full day of sightseeing by coach. Tour highlights includes Gold leaf Hammering, Mandalay’s Mahamuni pagoda (It also known as Payagyi (big paya) or Rakhaing Paya)- with its spectacular Buddha image completely covered in 15 cm thick layers of gold leaf, it is a must see on your list@ Lunch at a Burmese local restaurant will brighten and energies all). Your exclusive tour continues with a visit Myanmar’s ancients monarch’s Royal Palace. Another must visit is the Shwenandaw Monastery-noted for its exquisite wood carvings, Atumashi Monastery and Kuthodaw pagoda-known as the world’s largest book with its 729 slabs of Marble engrave with Buddha scriptures. The evening ends with a breathing view offered at Mandalay Hill, where almost all locals come fro a panoramic of the city. Another sumptuous dinner is prepared for you at a local restaurant. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 04 Mandalay (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After a hearty breakfast this morning, visit the Jade Market for some shopping before proceeding to Amarapura – an ancient capital built exclusively at the advice of royal astrologers. Tour highlights are Mahagandayon Monastery – where you may witness and experience the daily lives of the monks studying Buddha`s scriptures. U Bein`s Bridge – 1.2km long wooden bridge built over 200 years ago is also a must see! Wood, Bronze and Marble Carvings and Castling villages awaits you. After lunch, a delightful boat trip to Mingun where the world largest ringing bell awaits you. Sightseeing Mingun Bell and Pahtodawgyi unfinished Pagoda offers first hand the rich culture and history Myanmar has to offer. Evening arrive and enjoy the sunset view of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River & Middle Yoma from the roof of the boat. Dinner will be at a local restaurant that is sure to what your appetite. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 05 Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast, leave Mandalay for Heho by domestic flight and then drive to Nyaung Shwe and transfer by boat to start the sightseeing tour of Inle Lake including a chance to see the leg rowing fishermen. Continue to see the floating gardens, built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. There are also floating villages like Ywama, the lake’s downtown, where a floating market is held every five days. In the afternoon continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the weaving village of Inpawkhon and the jumping cat monastery. Then transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight in Inle Lake
Day 06 Inle Lake (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast, depart to Inndein floating village by boat. Located on the south western shore of the main lake, Inndein village area can be said the most scenic part of Inle Lake. The creek leading to the village is beautiful at all seasons, animating with different activities on its banks. Upon arrival, continue by foot to the impressive Shwe Inndein Pagoda built in the 17th Century. A Buddha image is enshrined in the main pagoda at the summit of the hill, surrounded by 1054 of ancient Shan-style stupas below. After lunch, visit the handicraft workshops where cottage industries such as traditional weaving, cigar making boat building and Padaung tribe (long neck women) handicrafts thrive.
Day 07 Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast leave inle for Heho by coach and then transfer to Yangon by domestic flight. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, begin Yangon half day sightseeing with visit to Chaukhtatgyi pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha, followed by Gem Souvenir Centre and factory. Finally, proceed to Bogyoke (Scott) Market you have time to browse among the hundreds of stalls for souvenir bargains. In the evening, visit the revered Shwedagon – a 2500 years old world famous stupta, Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 08 Yangon – Singapore (Breakfast)
After breakfast in hotel, transfer to airport for flight back to your next destination.
Please Note: Itinerary and order of sightseeing tours maybe reshuffled with or without prior notice. 
Yangon – Karawaik Palace, Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, Bogyoke Market, Shwedagon Pagoda
Bagan – Nyaung Oo Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Wetkyiin Gubyaukkyi, City Gate, Ananda Temple, Thatbyinnyu Temple.
Mandalay – Gold Leaf Hammering, Mandalay’s Mahamuni Pagoda, Royal Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery, Atumashi Monastry, Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay Hill Amarapura, Mahagandaryone Monastry, U Bein Bridge, Mingun Bell, Pahtodawgyi
Heho – Inle Lake – Famous Leg-rowers, Typical Floating Gardens, Village Life, Local Floating Market, Phaungdawoo Pagoda, Inpawkhon, Jumping Cat Monastery
8天7夜 北方缅甸探索之旅
第一天: 新加坡 – 仰光 (晚餐)
飞抵仰光国际机场(Yangon International Airport),在与导游会合后送往登记仰光 酒店。接着,前往一间当地非常著名的餐馆- 卡拉威宫(Karaweik palace)。位于皇家湖,卡拉威宫(Karaweik palace)可说是仰光市的地标。包含了传统的外观设 计与现代元素,卡拉威宫(Karaweik palace)的华丽已为皇家湖增添不少色彩。它原是为了缅甸皇族举办公务活动和节目而建成,今天的卡拉威宫(Karaweik palace)为大家服务,提供许多美味佳肴及传统歌舞表演任您享受。晚餐后,返回酒店休息。
第二天: 仰光 – 蒲甘 (早/午/晚餐)
于酒店享用早餐后,我们将离开仰光乘搭内陆班机飞往有着“佛塔之城”美称的蒲甘(Bagan)。抵达后,乘搭巴士展开全天日的蒲甘观光之旅,游览景点如良乌市集(Nyaung Oo Market);11 世纪由阿奴律陀王(King Anawahta)建造的宗教圣地 —- 瑞喜宫塔(Shwezigon Pagoda);江喜陀寺(Kyansittha Cave Monastary);还有精致地描绘着佛学本生经(Jataka) 的宏伟彩画石窟寺(Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi);城门庙(Temple City Gate) 以及漆料工艺。 午餐于当地餐馆享用后,继续蒲甘观光之旅。参观约60 米高的葛道帕林塔 (Gawdawplin Temple); 屹立着四尊佛像, 且同时拥有长廊式的内部装潢与许多盘坐壁龛雕像的阿南达寺(Ananda Temple); 建造于12 世纪的达宾纽寺(Thatbyinnyu Temple); 苏拉玛尼寺(Sulamani Temple)以及达玛央吉寺 (Dhamanyangyi Temple)。 最后,我们将从瑞山陀塔(Shwesandaw Pagoda)或摩诃悉提佛塔(Mahazedi Pagoda)欣赏凌驾在伊洛瓦底江 (Ayeyarwaddy River) 上的日落美景。 之后,享受恭候您光临大驾的丰盛晚餐及精彩的木偶表演。
第三天: 蒲甘 – 曼德勒 (早/午/晚餐)
早餐后,乘搭内陆班机飞往历史悠久,且被誉为缅甸最后王国与君王之都的曼德勒(Mandalay)。抵达后,乘搭巴士展开全天日游览曼德勒之旅。其旅游包括金箔工坊,马哈木尼佛塔(Mahamuni pagoda) –  别称帕耶基寺 (大佛塔)。 在那里供奉着表层覆盖着15公分厚纯金金箔的宏伟佛像, 是您不容错过的必游景点。随后于缅甸当地餐馆享用午餐,以让您好好充电。 紧接着, 续程您于缅甸绝无仅有的旅程,游览缅甸历史悠久的皇宫。 以精致木雕闻名的瑞南道寺 (Shwenandaw Monastery),阿图马斯僧院(Atumashi Monastery)以及内有729 个大理石板雕刻佛教经文,且被冠为 “全球最大藏书”的固都陶塔(Kuthodaw Pagoda)更是不容错过。 傍晚时分,漫游于缅甸人欣赏曼德勒城全景的曼德勒山 (Mandalay Hill), 并欣赏那儿的日落美景, 将伊洛瓦底江和皇宫景色尽收眼底。 之后, 于当地餐馆享用晚餐。 晚餐后, 过夜于曼德勒酒店。
第四天: 曼德勒 (早/午/晚餐)
早餐后, 前往玉器市场 (Jade Market) 购物, 随后前往一所以皇家占星学布局古都的阿玛拉普拉城(Amarapura)。 观光热点为马哈根达杨僧院(Mahagandayon Monastery), 体验及一览僧侣每日的起居、学佛以及修道之情形。在前去探索一道超过200 年历史,全长1.2 公里的古老木桥 – 乌本桥 (U Bein Bridge) 。 随后,续程观赏木雕、青铜雕刻、大理石雕以及涛铜村(Casting Village)。午餐后,乘船前往以世界最大的钟而闻名的敏贡(Mingun),参观敏贡大钟(Mingun Bell)。 之后,游览缅甸世上最富有文化气息且至今仍未完成的帕托道奇寺(Pahtodawgyi)。傍晚时抵达伊洛瓦底江 (Ayeyarwaddy River), 并在那欣赏徐徐降落的夕阳美景以及在船顶上仰望那绵延起伏的山峦。于当地餐馆享用晚餐 后,过夜于曼德勒酒店。
第五天: 曼德勒 – 黑河 – 茵莱湖 (早/午/晚餐)
早餐后,乘搭内陆班机飞往黑河(Heho)。抵达后,乘搭大约一小时的车程前往良瑞(Nyaung Shwe),前往既独特又神奇的茵莱湖 (Inle Lake),展开您全天候的游船之旅。在那儿还有机会一览独特的单脚划桨景象以及瞻仰典型的水上公园。随后游览缅甸最大的水上市场(Floating Market),于湖的中心 – 伊瓦玛(Ywama)每五天会在湖上举办一次的水上市场。 继程前往著名的水上彭都奥寺 (Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda),以纺织丝布闻名的茵葆棍村(Inpawkhon Village)以及猫跳寺(Ngaphekyaung Monastery)。之后,登记于茵莱湖酒店,过夜。
第六天: 茵莱湖 (早/午/晚餐)
早餐后,乘船前往茵黛村(Inndein)。位于西南海岸,茵黛村可说是于茵莱村风景最优美的水上村。抵达后,往内步行两旁都是售卖纪念品或土产的小摊子。至摊子尽头可看到建于17 世纪瑞茵黛佛塔 (Shwe Inndein Pagoda) ,于小山山顶,由1054 座古老佛塔所组成的一个宏伟塔林。 午餐后,参观手工艺品中心如: 银器手工艺品中心、 传统编织中心、 雪茄制造厂、 造船厂以及长劲族的纺织手工艺品中心等。
第七天: 茵莱湖 – 黑河 – 仰光 (早/午/晚餐)
早餐后,乘搭巴士前往黑河机场后乘搭内陆班机飞往仰光。抵达后,于当地餐馆享用午餐。接着,继续起程,展开仰光的半日游。首先游览乔达基卧佛寺 (Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda) , 您将会看到一尊巨大的卧佛。其卧佛长20 米,高5.4 米, 因足底有着108个代表轮回的图案而闻名。 随后,参观玻璃吹制厂以及宝石加工厂与纪念品中心。 最后,前往位于市中心的昂山市场(Bogyoke Market), 即被称为斯科特市场 (Scott Market),  是仰光市内最大的旅游工艺品市场,有各种天然的宝石玉器、金银饰品和传统工艺品出售,是外国客人购物的天堂。您可在这个拥有上百个摊位的市集享受与小贩们讨价还价的欢乐时光。 傍晚时分, 我们将前去瞻仰一座擁有2500 年悠久歷史著名的黃金佛塔 — 瑞光大金塔 (Shwedagon Pagoda)。 其圓頂形狀上升98 米以上的基地與60 吨纯黄金,金碧辉煌令人震撼不已。晚餐于当地餐馆享用。 晚餐后,返回酒店休息。
第八天: 仰光 – 新加坡 (早餐)


WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO MYANMAR??? Myanmar has 3 seasons in a year.
Cold Season: Mid Oct to Mid Feb (Best time to visit Myanmar, cooling weather!) Please note that it can be very cold at night for places in Putao region and Inle Lake (popular tourist attractions). Do bring along thick winter clothing.
  Summer Season: Mid Feb to Mid May (Temperatures may be scorching in Yangon as high as 40 degree but usually is only in the afternoon for short period of time. Other than that, places in Northern Myanmar or highland still enjoy relatively cooler climate)
  Rainy Season: Mid May to Mid October (It will be rainy in lower part of Myanmar like in Yangon. But places in Mandalay experience lesser amount of rainfall, so one can still visit such area even thou is rainy season.)
INTERESTING FACT? There are over 100 ethnic groups in Myanmar, with all their won languages and dialects. The majority speak Myanmar (Burmese), although English is widely spoken. 
SHOULD I TAKE OUT TRAVEL INSURANCE BEFORE VISITING MYANMAR: We know that a lot of things can happen from the time you book your holiday to the actual date so whenever you are travelling it would be good precaution to have travel insurance. 
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TIME DIFFERENCE? Myanmar is 1.5 hours behind Singapore, GMT +6.5 hours. 
WHAT SHOULD I PACK? Casual and light clothing is suitable for year round travel in Myanmar. A jacket or sweater will be advisable in hilly areas especially during winter months where evening is cool. Tourists are advised to dress decently. Slippers or sandals are advisable for footwear. Please note that slippers, shoes and socks must be removed upon entering pagodas, temples and monasteries. Bared shoulders and knees should be covered. 
WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED? The national currency is call Kyat (pronounced as “chat”) It comes in K1000, K200, K100, K50, K20, K10, K5 & K1 denomination notes. Usually, one can use Singapore, Euro, Pounds, US Dollars preferably to change into local Kyat. It is not advisable and perhaps even difficult to find Kyat in your country. So you can always change it at Yangon International Airport after you had claimed your luggage.
WHAT KIND OF ELECTRIC OUTLET IS USED IN THE MYANMAR? 220 Volts AC. In Yangon, AC Wall plug in most hotels uses the same 2 or 3 pin that we use in Singapore. However, please bring international adapter as well. 
  From Dec 1, Singaporeans travelling to Myanmar for short trips will no longer need to apply for a visa.
FOR OTHER NATIONALITIES 1st Method:  Should you have a status in Singapore (E.g. Singapore Citizen, work permit holder, PR) you can directly go to Myanmar Embassy in Singapore to apply. By doing so, it will be cheaper as one only pay SGD$35 (visa fees) + SGD$10 (admin fees)= SGD$45.
However, you have to book an appointment first on the Myanmar Embassy website.  Log on to: http://www.mesingapore.org.sg/visa.html
  Book an appointment, fill up the details online. They will send you an email with the confirm appointment timing. Go to the embassy early (between 8am-9am, wait for your queue number to be call). Submit the documents with your passport. One will receive notification to collect your passport on the very same day in the evening around 4pm onwards. It can be done all within one day, easy & quick!
  2nd Method:   One can also chose to submit online at this website: http://evisa.moip.gov.mm
  Get eVisa Approval Within 4 Steps
2) CONFIRM AND PAY (Use your credit card to make payment online)
3) GET APPROVAL LETTER WITHIN 3 DAYS via Email. (Print out the approval letter and bring along with passport. You will need to present it upon arrival.)
  Note: From 1st December 2016 onwards, there will be a 30-days visa free exemption for all Singaporeans
MEAL OPTIONS? All our tours are usually inclusive of meals. Please do indicate at time of booking any special dietary requirements that we should be aware of.
WHAT HAPPENS UPON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT? You will be met by our airport representative, holding board with your name on it at the arrival area. Our representative will then assist you with your luggage and escort you to the hotel for check in and depending on the itinerary flow, proceed for the next leg of your travel itinerary
THINGS TO NOTE? Do not drink from tap water. Bottled purified water is available. 
MYANMAR FACT SHEET Capital City: Naypyidaw
Biggest City: Yangon
Total Area: 676,578 sq km 
Population: 51,486,253 (2014)


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