Best of Myanmar Beach Tour 16 days
Spend 16 days on exploring completely a sacred Myanmar, from Yangon, through other attractive destinations, and close at Ngwe Saung Beach…
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Best of Myanmar Beach Tour 16 days
• Take a city tour around bustling Yangon to experience the local life and Buddhist architectural art.
• Visit the Kyaikhtiyo Temple, also called the Golden Rock.
• Enjoy Bagan through a chain of ancient temples and have sunset.
• Have trek to Mt. Popa and have sightseeing surrounding this areas.
• Visit three Burmese ancient capitals – Sagaing, Ava and Amarapura.
• Visit the Pindaya cave, Shan Umbrella Making Home industry.
• Take a boat to explore the Inle Lake’s beauties.
• Reach to Ngwe Saung Beach for a short holiday in a pristine beach.
Spend 16 days on exploring completely a sacred Myanmar, from Yangon, through other attractive destinations, and close at Ngwe Saung Beach. Burmese beauties will appear through the trips coming and exploring the chain of ancient pagodas which are considered as wonders of the Buddhism world. From the famous and majestic Shwedagon Pagoda and a lot of other architectures along the way of this tour, you will have a sight of Buddhist architectural art spanning along 2500 years. You also halt at Inle Lake, which has been an ideal destination for cuisine tour and sightseeing tour thanks to the natural beauties and delicate hands of locals. Ngwe Saung Beach will become the great place for you to close this tour with a short holiday in pristine views.
15 night hotel accommodation
Daily western-style breakfast
Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
04 domestic flights: Yangon – Bagan, Bagan – Mandalay, Mandalay – Heho, Heho – Yangon
Domestic airport & government taxes
Local English-speaking guides
Water & tissues on coach
Entrance fees, performances
Boat fee in Inle
International flights to/from Yangon
Visa stamp fees
Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
Meals not mentioned
Drinks not mentioned
Tips &gratuities for guide and driver
Yangon - City tour
Activities:experience the life of the people along the Yangon River, French colonial buildings, Sule Pagoda, City Hall, Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, Karaweik Hall Royal barge and Shwedagon Pagoda.
Included:Airport transfer, tour guide, entrance fee, hotel in Yangon.
Upon arrival Yangon in the morning, our guide will warmly welcome you at the airport and transfer to Yangon center for the first sightseeing day. We will start a full day visit of the peaceful capital by experiencing the life of people along the Yangon River. Then, we walk in the Pansoedan Street to get a glimpse of solemn French colonial buildings which stores a part of the Burmese history. Leave the street, we continue our journey to the Sule Pagoda which has a collection of the original Indian stupa structures. The Pagoda also has a wonderful dome structure and highlights with a 48 – meter golden tower, which extends into the skyline. The City Hall is another interesting place when traveling to Yangon. The Hall is considered a fine example of Syncretic Burmese architecture, featuring traditional tiered roofs called pyatthat.
In the afternoon, we will continue discovering Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda with a colossal reclining Buddha. Afterward, we move to Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the royal KanDawGyi lake with photo opportunity. At last, come to the Shwedagon Pagoda for a sunset view seemed to be the best ending for the day.
Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo - Golden Rock
Activities:Visit the Kyaikhtiyo Temple.
Included:Breakfast, ground transportation, tour guide, entrance fee, hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.
After breakfast, we will drive to Kin Pun, 194 km from Yangon and visit the famous Kyaikhtiyo Temple, also called the Golden Rock. This temple locates in the mountains northeast of Yangon hanging over a steep cliff. Around the pagoda is an atmosphere of devotion with the burning candles, the chanting of devotees, the smell of incense sticks and the offerings being made to the shrine. Before leaving, we don’t forget to enjoy the sunset from the edge.
Stay overnight at Kyaikhtiyo.
Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Yangon
Activities:Explore Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Shwetharlaung
Included:Breakfast, ground transportation, tour guide, entrance fee, hotel in Yangon.
After breakfast at hotel, we drive back to Yangon via Bago. By the way, we will stop at Bago and discover some well known destinations here. Take visits to the Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda – the tallest pagoda in Myanmar which can be seen from around 10 kilometers outside of the city, the 55- meter long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha which is covered by the dense forest and the four seated Buddhas at Kyaikpun and the majestic palace of Kambozathadi. Complete the day by a visit to the local market and drive back to Yangon.
Stay overnight in Yangon.
Yangon - Bagan sightseeing
Activities:Morning flight to Bagan, Shwezigon Pagoda, Htilomilo Temple, Ananda Temple, Manuha Temple, Nan Phaya Temple, enjoy the sunset of Bagan
Included:Breakfast, flight ticket Yangon – Bagan, airport transfer, tour guide, ground transportation, entrance fee, hotel in Bagan.
After having breakfast, we will transfer to Yangon Airport for a morning flight to Bagan.Up on arrival Bagan, we start visiting the main religious buildings in Bagan such as Htilomilo Temple and Ananda Temples. In the afternoon, we continue explore the ancient city of Bagan through Manuha Temple and Nan Phaya Temple. These temples have been built for a long time. Today, we will end by enjoying the beautiful sunset of Bagan.
Stay overnight in Bagan.
Bagan - Mt Popa - Bagan
Activities: Visit Mt Popa, palm sugar Factory
Included:Breakfast, ground transportation, tour guide, entrance fee, hotel in Bagan.
Early in the morning, we spend one hour driving from Bagan to Mt.Popa. It is believed that Mt. Popa is the core of an extinct volcano last active 250000 years ago. The fertile earth on the slope and the surrounding plains has covered with a large number of rare plants such as orchids and a profusion of tree. Perhaps, the best feeling is when we reach the top of Mt. Popa after 30- minute climbing up.
Near Mt.Popa, we can visit the palm sugar Factory to know how they make sugar from palm tree.
In the afternoon, we drive back to Bagan and spend a free afternoon for relax.
Bagan – Mandalay by morning flight
Activities:Visit the Zegyo market, Mahamuni Temple, the gold leaf making workshop, U Bein Bridge.
Included:Breakfast, flight ticket Bagan – Mandalay, airport transfer, tour guide, ground transportation, entrance fee, hotel in Mandalay.
Take a morning flight to Mandalay. The day will start at the oldest and most important market in Mandalay – Zegyo Market. The market is full of life, sights, smells and sounds of daily lifeof the locals. After discovering Zegyo Market, we move to Mahamuni Temple which contains a huge bronze Buddha image covered in thick layers of gold. Coming to Mahamuni Temple, tourists will have chance to witness the lifestyle differences of the people. Afterward, we visit the gold leaf workshop to witness the making process. Only by a precise hammer blow, 24K gold is transformed into super thin gold leaves. Besides, we will move to the marble street where you can witness the local people carving hundred- year marbles into figurines.
For the rest of the day, we will visit some handicraft workshops such as puppet shaping, wood carving and bronze casting workshops. In the late afternoon, we stop off at the most picturesque U Bein Bridge on Taungthaman Lake.
Mandalay - Sagaing - Ava - Amarapura - Mandalay
Activities:Visit three Burmese ancient capitals – Sagaing, Ava and Amarapura.
Included:Breakfast, ground transportation, tour guide, entrance fee, hotel in Mandalay.
Sagaing is our first stop for the 9th day journey. Then we go to Ava by a horse-cart. In Ava, tourists have chance to visit the Bagaya Monastery and villages. After that, we will explore the third ancient city Amarapura. For years, the city has been one of the famous destinations in Myanmar for its traditional silk and cotton weaving, as well as bronze casting. Besides, Pahtodawgyi or Bagaya Kyaung is attractive site that cannot be missed in your journey.
Stay overnight in Mandalay.
Mandalay - Heho, Pindya - Inle
Activities:Fly to Heho, visit the Pindaya cave, Shan Umbrella Making Home industry.
Included:Breakfast, flight ticket Mandalay – Heho, airport transfer, boat fee on Inle, tour guide, ground transportation, hotel on Inle Lake
In the early morning, we will take a flight to Heho. From Heho, we will head to Pindaya Cave which contains 8000 Buddha images inside. Afterward, we move to Inle Lake which is considered ”Venice of Myanmar”.Inle Lake is peaceful and quiet, lies among lush and green grass hills. Here, the natural scenery is fresh with blue lake and brightly red sunset. Especially, the simple and friendly life of the locals creates a good impression on visitors about the culture and history.
Stay overnight on the Inle Lake.
Inle Lake sightseeing by boat
Activities:visit Inle Lake, floating gardens, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery.
Included:Breakfast, tour guide, boat fee on Inle Lake, entrance fee, hotel on Inle Lake.
After having breakfast, we move to Inle Lake by boat. On the surface of the lake, you can see floating villages, floating gardens, floating markets, several traditional villages such as forging, weaving and so on. The most special sight on Inle Lake is floating gardens where the local use the water hyacinth combining with seaweed on the bottom of the lake to keep the soil to grow more vegetables such as tomatoes, mint, etc. Around the lake have many temples and monasteries with golden pinnacles brightening on the sunlight.
On the Inle Lake, we visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda where houses the five Buddha images. These images are covered with gold in order to make visitors not be able to see the original form. Leave Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, we continue to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery to see well-trained jumping cats. Afterward, we move to the weaving village of Inpawkhon.
Stay overnight on the Inle Lake.
Activities:Enjoy the beauty of Inle Lake, visit Shweinndein Pagodain Indeinn and witness the farmers harvesting crops, experience rowing by leg
Included:Breakfast, tour guide, boat fee on Inle, entrance fee, hotel on Inle Lake.
It will be a shortcoming if you are on Inle Lake without discovering the life of the leg- rowing Intha fishermen. Today, we will spend time meeting them and listening to their sharing of life and difficulties in life. Then we move by boat to Indeinn to witness the farmers harvesting their crops and rarely-known site of Indein which still remains hundreds of ancient brick stupas and pagodas dated back to 17 century the ancient Shweinndein Pagoda.
You also have chance to try rowing by legs with the local fisherman. Besides, they will teach you the way to catch fishes. The attraction which only has on Inle Lake Myanmar is the image of men in traditional longyi standing on boat, just fishing and rowing unhurriedly by one leg, which can be seen as an artist on the smooth surface of the lake. The pictures of local fishermen mixing with the red sunset will not probably make you forget.
Overnight in Inle.
Inle - Taunggyi - Kakku - Inle
Activities:Visit Taunggyi, Pa-O villages, Kakku Buddhist Stupas, Shwe Yan Pyay Pagoda
Included:Breakfast, ground transportation, entrance fee, tour guide, hotel in Taunggyi.
Today, we drive to Kakku via Taunggyi. It is believed that the village is one of the most attractive destinations in South Myanmar. Here, there is a collection of top rated sights including temples, pagodas, Taunggyi colorful tribes markets and some historical places. Our first stop will be Pa-O villages. It seems that everything from lifestyle of people and scenery remained unchanged over time. Besides, we also visit daily market on the way and the ancient Kakku Buddhist Stupas. Then back to Inle by late afternoon.
Stay overnight in Inle.
Heho - Yangon - Ngwe Saung
Activities:Fly to Yangon, drive to Ngwe Saung
Included:Breakfast, flight ticket Heho – Yangon, airport transfer, ground transportation, hotel in Ngwe Saung.
Today, we will transfer to Heho Airport to take an early morning flight back to Yangon, freshen up and then take about 6-hour-driving to Ngwe Saung. Among all the beautiful beaches in Myanmar, Ngwe Saung is the newest beach with a meaningful name: ”Ngwe” means ”Silver”, which explains perfectly the silvery sand on the beach here. Situated to the west of Myanmar in the Bay of Bengal, about 30 miles from Pathein, the capital city of Ayeyarwaddy Division, Ngwe Saung is one of the must-visit beaches in Myanmar. The reason that attracts most visitors coming here is an uncrowded and breathtaking atmosphere. It is rare to find vendors or an upmarket tourist destination on the beach. It is worthy for you to spend some day staying here to enjoy the primary nature.
Stay overnight in Ngwe Saung.
Activities:Free enjoy in Ngwe Saung
Included:Breakfast, hotel in Ngwe Saung
Today is your free time to explore this Silver Beach. Hire a bicycle or rent a car to go around the area, book yourself into a spa at the hotels or simply relax on the beach. Besides, one of the main tourist attractions at Ngwe Saung is the Rakhine Mountain Range. Most visitors trek up the range and into the forests to experience the natural beauty of the spot. Looking down Rakhine Mountain Ranges from high position, you will want to draw all scenes into eyesight with a fog layer covering the scene, like a girl with strong personality suddenly become pretty with a gentle silk dress.
Activities:Stay at Ngwe Saung beach
Included: Breakfast, hotel in Ngwe Saung
Today, we continue staying at Ngwe Saung Beach and discovery its beauty. You can undergo the third day at the beach with many optional activities such as Jet Ski, speed boat, beach motor bike, windsurfing, fishing-tours, billiard and snooker. The Kyauk Maumghnama Pagoda, signifying the brother and sister rocks and the two other pagodas of Hsutaungpi perched on two rocks are good spots to visit. People who have visited this place have lots to say about the long beach with white sand and blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. End the day by contemplating the beautiful sunset on the beach. Lover’s Island is the perfect spot to watch the sun set into the sea every evening.
Stay overnight at hotel in Ngwe Saung.
Ngwe Saung - Yangon
Activities:Drive back to Yangon
Included:Breakfast, ground transportation, hotel in Yangon.
After breakfast, we will drive back to Yangon and enjoy yourself in Yangon for the rest of the day. You could take visits to Narga Hlainggu Hillock, Kabar Aye (world Peace Pagoda), Jade & Jewerly workshop and Abaya Larba Muni, a marble image at MinDaMa Hill.
Stay overnight in Yangon.
Activities:Take a departure flight
Included:Breakfast, airport transfer, tour guide.
Leave the beautiful Yangon city, we move to the Airport and take a departure flight
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.
We pick hotels for you based on:
Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.
5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience
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– Price is in United State Dollar (USD)
– Price is based on Double/Twin Occupancy accommodations.
– Price does NOT include surcharges for Bank Fee and other surcharges if any.
Before making a reservation, please check the price of the tour by filling the number of pax, choosing the departure date, and clicking “Check Rates” button in “Check Rates” tab. Click “Book It” button to reserve the accommodation type you prefer for the tour and process to the next step. Please select the optional transfer services or extra services of your choice from the list then click ‘Add To Cart’ button to navigate to the next step.
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Notice: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until we send you the Confirmation email. The remaining balance can be paid later – before departure date. For some urgent bookings or special types of promotion, 100% of the total cost will be required.
Step 5: Final Payment
The full payment must be made before your departure date. The exact deadline will be confirmed by our travel consultant depending on each service you booked.
The remaining balance can be paid by Cash (VND, USD, AUD, EUR) or by credit card. For the customers who’re going to stay in Hanoi, we are able to setup a direct meeting to collect the final payment.
Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.
At the end of booking process, on the “Make a booking” page, you can enter any special requests into the “Special Request” box before submitting your booking. Another easy way is sending us your special request directly by email.
The deposit is required to guarantee your reservation (tours, hotels, transfer, etc.). After receiving your deposit, we’re going to reserve the services for you. So the deposit is required to secure your booking. Normally, 30% of total cost will be required for deposit at the booking time. For some urgent cases or special types of promotion, we will require full payment at the booking time. Learn more: how to pay deposit
Normally Journey Expedition Travel includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.
It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.
Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.
Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.
If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs
You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility
All tour guides of Journey Expedition Travel are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.
Private Tour Guide
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.
If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.
Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.
Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.