Myanmar Herbs Discovery 8 days

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Myanmar is a nation with rich nature and rich culture. With a diverse flora, the country has utilized knowledge on medicinal plants up to this present day.

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    • Activity Level Fairly Easy
    • Group Size Small Group
    All about the Myanmar Herbs Discovery 8 days.

    Myanmar Herbs Discovery 8 days

    • Profound understanding on the use of traditional Burmese herbs
    • Considerable knowledge on the country’s culture and nature
    • Great admiration over stunning and magnificent pagodas and stupas
    • Memorable trip to the most renowned destinations of Myanmar

    Myanmar is a nation with rich nature and rich culture. With a diverse flora, the country has utilized knowledge on medicinal plants up to this present day. Find out how this traditional way of clinic practice is applied and which herbs are commonly used in Myanmar medicine. With Myanmar Herbs Discovery, discover both of Myanmar nature and culture, which can be informative yet interesting.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    7 night hotel accommodation
    Daily western-style breakfast
    07 lunches, 07 dinners
    Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
    04 domestic flight tickets (Yangon-Nyaung U, Nyaung U-Mandalay, Mandalay-Heho, Heho-Yangon)
    Domestic airport & government taxes
    Local English-speaking guides
    Water & tissues on coach
    Entrance fees, performances,
    Boat fee in Inle & Bagan

    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    International flights to/from Yangon
    Travel insurance
    Visa stamp fees
    Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
    Personal expenses
    Meals not mentioned
    Drinks not mentioned
    Tips & gratuities for guide and driver

    1. Day1 Yangon Arrival

      Activities:Arrive in Yangon; visit Shwedagon Pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi Temple, Kandawgyi Nature Park, Fame Pharmaceuticals
      Meals:Lunch, Dinner
      Included:Airport transfer, lunch, dinner, tour guide, entrance fee, ground transportation, hotel in Yangon
      Upon arrival, meet our team including our tour and driver. After a warm welcome, you will be transferred to the hotel for check in. Then, visit the 98 meter Shwedagon Pagoda looking like a giant vivid torch can be seen anywhere in Yangon and Chaukhtatgyi Temple which holds the biggest reclining Buddha statue in Southeast Asia. Savor lunch at a local restaurant.

      In the afternoon, head to Kandawgyi Nature Park to enjoy the tranquil setting and move to Fame Pharmaceuticals to see how indigenous organic medicines are produced. Have dinner at a local restaurant and stay overnight at hotel in Yangon

    2. Day2 Yangon - Flight to Nyaung U - Bagan - Mt. Popa

      Activities:Fly to Nyaung U; drive to Bagan; visit Nyaung U Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Wetkyi-in’s Gubyaukgyi Temple, Ywa Haung Gyi Temple; transfer to Mt. Popa
      Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Included:Breakfast, lunch, dinner, flight ticket Yangon – Nyaung U, airport transfer, tour guide, ground transportation, entrance fee, hotel in Bagan
      After breakfast, you will be transferred to Yangon Airport for the domestic flight to Nyaung U and then be driven to Bagan, Myanmar’s most important archaeological sites. As you arrive, visit the colorful Nyaung U Market where several kinds of herbs and vegetables used in cooking are sold. Access Shwezigon Pagoda which is the original structure for all later Burma stupas and Wetkyi-in’s Gubyaukgyi Temple which presents elaborated frescoes depicting Jakata scenes, and Ananda Temple with four Buddha standing statues – each faces one of the four cardinal directions. Before lunch break, visit Ywa Haung Gyi Temple for a panoramic view of Bagan. Savor lunch at a local eatery.

      In the afternoon, we will transfer you to Mt. Popa. Check in at Popa Mountain Resort before taking sightseeing trip to the scenic mountain. Its name derives from a Sankrit word meaning ’flower’. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at your hotel.

    3. Day3 Mt. Popa - Bagan

      Activities:Visit local plantations, sunset at Ayeyarwaddy River
      Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Included:Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tour guide, ground transportation, entrance fee, sunset cruise, hotel in Bagan
      After breakfast, we will take you to the plantation of mansonia gagei, a medicinal plant widely used in Thailand and Myanmar. Enjoy lunch at your hotel before heading to another plantation cultivating traditional indigenous herbs located near the entrance of Sel Pauk Village.

      Return to Bagan; as you arrive, contemplate sunset at Ayeyarwaddy River on boat. Savor dinner and stay overnight at your hotel.

    4. Day4 Bagan - Flight to Mandalay - City tour

      Activities:Fly to Mandalay; visit temples and pagodas
      Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Included:Breakfast, lunch, dinner, flight ticket Nyaung U – Mandalay, airport transfer, tour guide, ground transportation, entrance fee, hotel in Mandalay
      After having breakfast, you will be transferred to Nyaung U Airport for a flight to Mandalay, the cultural capital of Myanmar.

      Our Mandalay sightseeing tour starts with Mahamuni Buddha Temple, the home for the gigantic gold-gilded Mahamuni statue, and then come to traditional workshop creating gold leaf. Check-in at your hotel in Mandalay before have lunch at a restaurant outside.

      In the afternoon, access a university situated at the foot of Mandalay Hill, Shwenandaw Monastery (also known as Golden Palace Monastery) which is famous for its delicate teak carvings, Mandalay Palace – the last royal construction of Burmese Kingdoms, and Kuthodaw Pagoda with the world’s biggest book and 729 slabs of marble carved with Buddhist scriptures.

      Come back to the hotel where you will have dinner and spend the night sleep.

    5. Day5 Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay

      Activities:Drive to Pyin Oo Lwin, visit Ye Ta Khun Thaung Village, National Kandawgyi Gardens, Pwe Kauk Falls
      Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Included:Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tour guide, ground transportation, entrance fee, hotel in Mandalay
      After having breakfast, you take our 60 kilometer drive to Pyin Oo Lwin, a hill station with enjoyable weather all year round – pleasant and cool. En route, make a stop at Ye Ta Khun Thaung Village to visit a local plantation and see how medicinal plants grow. As you arrive, drop by National Kandawgyi Gardens to see rare and precious herbs like Gingko. Come to the mesmerizing Pwe Kauk Falls before savoring lunch at a local eatery.

      In the afternoon, head back to the hotel in Mandalay where you spend the rest of the day, enjoy dinner and night sleep

    6. Day6 Mandalay - Flight to Heho - Nyaung Shwe - Inle Lake

      Activities:Fly to Heho, drive to Nyaung Shwe, visit plantations, trip on Inle Lake
      Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Included:Breakfast, lunch, dinner, flight ticket Mandalay – Heho, airport transfer, tour guide, ground transportation, entrance fee, boat fee, hotel in Inle
      After breakfast, leave Myanmar for a flight to Heho. Upon arrival, you will be driven to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway to Inle Lake, within about 45 minutes. En route, stop at a native herb plantation.

      In the afternoon, visit some other Nyaung Shwe’s plantations where rare medicinal plants are cultivated. Then, participate in a boat trip taking you over Inle Lake, catching sight of charming floating gardens and unique native fishing methods.

      Savor dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Inle.

    7. Day7 Nyaung Shwe - Taunngyi - Heho - Flight to Yangon

      Activities:Drive to Taunggyi; visit local clinic, herb plantation, Taunggyi Market; fly to Yangon
      Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Included:Breakfast, lunch, dinner, flight ticket Heho – Yangon, airport transfer, tour guide, ground transportation, entrance fee, hotel in Yangon
      In the morning after breakfast, we will drive you to Taunggyi, Shan State’s capital. The city is renowned for its amiable weather which is cool all year round and scenic settings with verdant orchards, graceful flowers, and green pine trees. Access a local clinic to see how traditional medicinal plants are used in curing diseases, and visit herb plantation. Savor lunch at local restaurant.

      In the afternoon, come to Taunggyi market where local goods are sold. Transfer to Heho Airport for the returning flight to Yangon.

      Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

    8. Day8 Yangon Departure

      Activities:Take a departure flight
      Included:Breakfast, airport transfer with tour guide
      Freely rest or explore the city on your own before taking the departure flight at Yangon International Airport

    Accommodation for Your Journey

    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.

    Hotel Standards

    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

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Accommodation for Your Journey

    The Prices showed on our system is in USD (United State Dollar), INCLUDED Tax and Service Charge but EXCLUDED Bank Fee. Please check carefully the inclusion and exclusion of services before booking. Included and excluded services will also be listed in our confirmation email.

    Important note:

    – 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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    Note: An automatic email will be sent to your email address and our salespeople will soon contact you regarding the reservation. In the meantime, you have successfully sent your request to us. Please remember to utilize our “Book Together” feature in reservation process to have more savings.

    The booking process is represented through 5 steps below:

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    Tips: To get more special discounts, please take a look at ‘Trip saving for booking together’ section where you can check rates and get a discount for booking 02 services at the same time. The discount amount ranges from US$3 to US$60 per room per night (hotel) or per pax (tour).

    Step 2: Book Extra Services

    This step meets your needs in booking optional services like transfer, visa, kayaking or other interesting activities related to your current booking.

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    After receiving the payment link in the email sent from our consultant, please make the deposit as soon as possible to secure your booking. When we receive your deposit payment, our consultant will reserve the services for your booking as following:

    If all of the services are reserved successfully, we will send you a Confirmation Email including the deposit invoice and other useful information

    If the services are fully booked and are not available, we will inform you and suggest other options. In case you no longer want to book these services, we will refund all of the deposit amount.

    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.

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