Myanmar Holidays

Myanmar Holidays

Myanmar Lake and Beach Tour – 10 days

Myanmar Lake and Beach Tour .This tour is perfect for those in big love with natural beauty and unique lifestyle of locals living around water areas in Myanmar. You will be amazed from stunning, mountainous giant lake of Inle to crystal, emerald water of Ngapali beach.

Day 01: Yangon arrival (D)
Mingalarpar! Welcome to the land of golden pagodas, Myanmar!
Our local tour guide welcomes you at the airport. A transfer is included from Yangon airport to your hotel. You then have unforgettable sightseeing tour to visit sparkling Shwedagon – the most famous visiting site of Myanmar. Take a short walk to Sule pagoda to Colonial builidings including City Hall, Emmanuel church…. to Chinese temple and town.
Our welcomed dinner will be served with fine Burmese buffet and beautiful cultural show.
Hotel: Accommodation in Yangon.
Meal: Welcomed dinner
Day 02: Yangon – Bagan (B) (Flight)
After the early flight in the morning, we will land in the land of Buddhism, recognized as World Heritage with more than 2500 pagodas of temples. Our very first destination is Nyaung U market where local people with thanakha face, exotic trading atmosphere gives you the real impression of Burma life.
Spend the rest of the day to learn about Buddha life starting from Shwezigon, Ananda  and Gawdawpalin temples.
A horse cart ride into secluded trails of Bagan concludes your sightseeing day.
Relax on the peak of Shwesandaw, the second highest temple in Bagan for the awesome sunset.
Hotel: Accommodation in Bagan .
Meal: Breakfast
Day 03: Bagan – fly to Inle Lake (B)
After breakfast, depart the hotel for flight to Heho on the Shan plateau. Upon arrival, transfer by road to Pindaya (60km) about 90 minutes drive. After check in at hotel, make an excursion to the caves which houses over 8,000 Buddha Images of various sizes, made from teak, lacquer, marble, alabaster and cement. In the afternoon, explore the district for it’s famous traditional paper & umbrella making home base cottage industry. Overnight at the hotel in Pindaya.
Hotel: Accommodation in Pindaya.
Meal: Breakfast
Day 04: Pindaya – Inle Lake (B)
After breakfast at hotel, we are transferring by road to Inle Lake. We have a leisurely morning to make our way down into the Inle basin and by “long-tail” boat out across the lake to our hotel right on the Inle Lake. In the afternoon, we plan to spend the day visiting villages and sampling the spectacular array of traditional handicrafts. You will see the unique method locals use to row their boats, fishermen with their own style of fishing, floating farms and gardens and a handloom weaving cottage with its own showroom. You will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State.  Relax by the lake when the sunset comes.
Hotel: Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast
Day 05: Inle Lake – Indein – Pa O village – Inle Lake (B)
The 5 days market of Indein which happens in different village everyday is our highlight of this day. We will see Pa-O tribes in their traditional dresses and observe the floating market which takes places mostly on boat. The sightseeing covers the cultural interaction with local people and the unique Jumping Cat pagoda.
Hotel: Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast
Day 06: Inle Lake – Kakku – Inle Lake (B)
In Shan state, Pa-o tribes still keeps their culture distinctive and intriguing. An adventure to their real word with our local guide will exposes you some of their highlighted customs and lifestyle.
The trip this day lasts for 8 hours driving but the compensation of beautiful landcapes, unique culture is huge.
Hotel: Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast
Day 07: Inle Lake – Ngapali (B) (Flight)
A short flight from Heho will take you to Ngapali Beach, the most beautiful beach in Myanmar with coconut groves and Treasure island.
Free at your leisure to enjoy the beach and your resort.
Hotel: Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast
Day 08: Ngapali Beach (B) 
Free at your own to visit Ngapali fishing village, Thandwe town or immerse in scuba diving in the most pristine coves of Bengal Bay.
Hotel: Accommodation in Inle Lake.
Meal: Breakfast
Day 09: Ngapali – Yangon (B) (Flight)
Rest and unwind until our driver come to pick you up for the flight to back to Yangon. Free at leisure.
Hotel: Accommodation in Yangon.
Meal: Breakfast
Day 10: Yangon departure.
Take your time with a visit to Chauktatgyi, Ngatatgyi temples then do shopping for souvenirs. Our tour guide and our driver come to pick you up for your flight back home.
Get ready for your onward flight. End of our services.
Hotel: not available.
Meal: Breakfast

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TRIP INCLUSIONS

  • Hotel rooms based on twin/ double sharing
  • Domestic flights
  • Private transfer by A/C verhicles
  • English speaking guide
    (Other language guide, please request)
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary
    (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Entrance fees where applied
  • Water and tissues
  • Service charges and taxes

TRIP EXCLUSIONS

  • Visa arrangement (now with Evisa – see Trip Notes)
  • Flights in/out Myanmar
  • Meals not mentioned in program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Others services not indicated

Passports and Visas

The first thing goes first. You definitely must obtain valid VISA in order to travel into any country and so is Myanmar (Burma). Unless your country is in VISA exemption list, it is your responsibility to get valid VISA before arrival. There are two ways to get Myanmar VISA:
  • Go to Myanmar Embassies and Consulates in your home country and you will be guided procedure. You may want to check the list of countries where Myanmar has embassies and consulate offices
  • Obtain VISA On Arrival (VOA). For tourists coming from countries has no Myanmar Diplomatic Rep offices, you can obtain VOA online via www.myanmarevisa.gov.mm – the official portal for VOA by Myanmar government. The portal launched in Sep 01, 2014 and took its pilot operation for a month. Providing you encounter any issue, please contact us for support.

Climate & Clothing

Generally speaking, Myanmar is a tropical country with rather hot weather. Sometimes in year or in some Northern places, temperature cools down but not that can be called cold. Roughly saying that the best time to travel Myanmar is from Oct to March due to dry and cool season. Other months, however, you may get very nice deals of promotion.
For clothing: comfortable clothes, absolutely. We suggest you should take at least one long pan, a long skirt and a sleeve top because we will visit some religious site and many of them require proper code of dress.
All of temples and pagodas require you enter with bare feet. A pair of sandals is highly recommended.

Cell Phones & Calling Cards

You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. Myanmar service is dominated by the GMS technology standard, while some of the world such as U.S uses the incompatible CDMA standard. We suggest that you should check carefully or you may incur high international roaming fees.
We said previously “the SIM card in Myanmar is not very popular and still quite expensive”. But now, forget it! SIM cards in Myanmar now are cheap and easy to buy in any main city as cheap as about US$ 02 each. Cell phones, even smart phones are available on sales widely.

Making Telephone Calls from One Country to Another

When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country’s Exit Code + destination Country Code + Phone Number. Country Code of Myanmar is 95.

Wireless Internet Access

Passengers traveling with WiFi enabled devices (such as a personal computer, smartphone, tablet, or digital audio player) may be able to connect to the internet via a wireless network access point (or hotspot). Wifi is now popular in most hotels from three stars up. Most of them are supplying Free Wifi but some may incur extra charges. We suggest you should ask the receptionist before.

Cards and Currency

Myanmar’s national currency, the KYAT (pronounced chat, abbreviated in MMK) is divided into the following banknotes: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500 and K1000.
We once said “ATMs are still very hard to come” but from my latest inspection of Myanmar, the country now starts using ATMs. Most three stars hotels up often have at least one AMT machine right at their lobbies. Main hotels now accepts credit cards payment.
Anyway, we suggest you should bring with some cashes just in case. Local buying there accept Burmese and US dollars widely. However please pay at attention when bring US notes with you:
  • The US$ notes must be new.
  • The US$ notes torn, marked, folded will not be accepted.
  • The US$ notes having series before 2003 backward may not accepted.
You are allowed to bring up to US$ 5000 in cash per person to enter Myanmar.

Trip Preparation

A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. We suggest you should taking a checklist below:
  • Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you.
  • Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order.
  • We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. If you lose the originals while traveling, you’ll have copies for easier reporting and replacement.
  • You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names.
  • We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock.
  • Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage.

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