MYANMAR INCENTIVE TOUR : MTS ICT 02

(YANGON – BAGAN – MANDALAY – KALAW – PINDAYA – INLE LAKE – NGAPALI - YANGON) (15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS)

DAY 01: YANGON ARRIVAL

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  1. myanmar-incentive-tour-02Welcome by our team at the Airport Terminal and assist all process of custom and Immigration.
  2. The clients do not need to wait for the visa and directly transfer to the luxury air-coned coach.
  3. Welcome by our Myanmar ladies with the banner showing your group’s name and offering flowers.
  4. Transfer to the hotel and our guide will care and introduction of the country.
  5. Check in at hotel and welcome drink will be offered.
  6. Leisure at hotel.
  7. Lunch at hotel.
  8. Afternoon visit the city center. Take trishaw around the colonial buildings and visit Botataung Pagoda at the bank of he Yangon River. And take an evening sunset cruise along the Yangon River and enjoy sunset cocktail party on board.
  9. Welcome dinner will be offered and overnight at hotel in Yangon.

DAY 02: YANGON

  1. Breakfast at hotel.
  2. Visit the splendid National Museum, including the gem-studded royal regalia and the Lion Throne of King Mindon and King Thibaw, the last kings of the Myanmar Kingdom.
  3. Lunch at a local restaurant.
  4. Afternoon sightseeing starts with Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda (a huge reclining Buddha), Karaweik Hall, a Royal floating barge on the Royal Lake for a photo stop 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.
  5. Dinner at hotel and overnight.

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DAY 03: YANGON

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BAGAN

  1. After breakfast, early morning flight to Bagan (domestic schedule flight, ~ 1 ½ hour flying) situated in Central Myanmar, on the East bank of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, to discover its glorious past and histories.
  2. Arrive Nyaung U Airport and a group of children in Myanmar National Races costume with banner will welcome you and offer flowers.
  3. Take by luxury air-coned coach.
  4. Visit local market where you can observe daily life of local people. And visit Shwezigon Pagoda – built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine, then go to Ananda Temple – King Kyansittha’s masterpiece and the crowning achievement of the early style temple of architecture, next is Thatbyinnyu Temple – the highest building on the Bagan plain, after that visit to Htilominlo Temple – the largest temple of Bagn – noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.
  5. Lunch at local restaurant beside the Ayeyarwaddy River. During lunch, Longyi (Our Tradition costume) wearing demonstration will be presented and the presents will be offered.
  6. In the afternoon observe the process of traditional lacquer ware, one of Myanmar’s best known handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan. Then visit Manuha Temple, Myingabar Gubyaugyi Temple – an early period Pyu-style temple of Hindu influence with some of the oldest mutual paintings in Bagan and Dhamanyangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork.
  7. From there, enjoy horse cart riding to Shwesandaw Pagoda and lastly watch sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River.
  8. A special dinner will be provided. You could wear longyi which we presented to you at lunch. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

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DAY 04: BAGAN

  1. After breakfast, visit tropical village to visit Taung Bi Village. It is really interesting and where you can find an old noodle cottage, betel shops, barber shop (if you wish to, you can try it) and way of local people daily life. You will find the local peoples and landscape beyond your imagination.
  2. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant beside the Ayeyarwaddy River.
  3. Afternoon visit Kyaugu Umin Temple, which is an interesting rock cave tunnel.
  4. Return from there, take a boat trip along the river and enjoy cocktail party on the boat.
  5. Dinner at hotel poolside and overnight.

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DAY 05: BAGAN

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MANDALAY (B)

  1. After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for flight to Mandalay (domestic schedule flight, ~ 30 minute flying) - the commercial centre and cultural tourism site, was established in 1857 by King Mindon.
  2. Arrive at Tada Oo International airport and welcome by a troop of traditional musician.
  3. Transfer to the hotel by luxury air-coned coach and check in at the hotel.
  4. Sightseeing of Mandalay starts with a visit to the Shwe In Bin Kyaung, one of the most outstanding monasteries and the down town.
  5. Lunch at a local restaurant.
  6. In the afternoon visit gold leaf making industry, Mahamuni Pagoda, originally built by King Bodawpaya in 1784, hosting the revered Mahamuni image, cast in the 1st Century and now covered in thick gold leaves and arts and crafts center (bronze casting; stone carving, etc.).
  7. Dinner with cultural show at the hotel and overnight.

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DAY 06: MANDALAY

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AMARAPURA

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SAGAING

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MANDALAY

  1. Breakfast at hotel.
  2. Excursion by luxury air-coned coach to Amarapura. Stroll on U Bein Wooden Bridge (1.2km long) across Taung Tha Man Lake. Then proceed to Mahagundayone Monastery to study the daily life of the monks observing Buddha scriptures and offer lunch to the monks.
  3. Have lunch at the monastery.
  4. And then drive to Sagaing and visit Kaung Mu Daw Pagoda which is the copy of Mahaceti Pagoda in Siri Lanka and Sagaing Hill the center of Meditation. Then drive to Mandalay.
  5. Dinner at hotel pool side and overnight at hotel.

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DAY 07: MANDALAY

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MINGUN

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MANDALAY

  1. After early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the jetty to take a boat trip to Mingun (up river, ~ 45 minute crusing). Visit Mingun Unfinished Pagoda, Mingun Bell, one of the world largest hanging bronze bells and Myatheindan Pagoda. After sightseeing in Mingun, sail back to Mandalay.
  2. Lunch at local restaurant.
  3. Afternoon visit Zegyo Market and some of Mandalay’s cottage industries, such as weaving and tapestry making, Burmese candy making, Bamboo fan making near Eindaw Yar Pagoda, Atumahsi Monastery and Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace Monastery), Kuthodaw (Maha Lawkamarazein Pagoda) which is famous as the world largest book of many stone slabs on which is inscribed the whole Buddhist Literature.
  4. Proceed to Mandalay Hill. From the foot of the Hill, take M-38 jeeps which are used during WWII, to the top. During enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill, tea party will be provided.
  5. Dinner at hotel and overnight stay at hotel in Mandalay.

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DAY 08: MANDALAY

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HEHO

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PINDAYA

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INLE

  1. After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for flight to Heho by (domestic schedule flight, ~ 30 minute flying).
  2. Proceed by luxury air-coned coach to Pindaya (appr. 2 hours drive), a charming village with its paper umbrella cottage industry.
  3. Lunch at local restaurant.
  4. Visit the Pindaya Cave, famous for its thousands of Buddha images and the paper umbrella cottage industry and Botaloke Lake.
  5. Continue to Nyaung Shwe (appr. 3 ½ hours) drive, a small town at the northern end of Inle Lake. Transfer by private boat to the hotel.
  6. Welcome by the hotel with Shan Traditional Dance.
  7. Leisure at and take refreshment.
  8. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

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Day 09: INLE LAKE

  1. Breakfast at hotel.
  2. 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 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.
  3. Lunch at a local restaurant.
  4. Enjoy traditional boat racing competition.
  5. Excursion to Indein (appr. 1 hour drive) located at the western side of the lake. Passing Nyaung Ohak Monastery and follow a stair path lined up with many hundreds o wooden columns, you finally will reach the impressive Shwe Indein Pagoda Complex. From the hillside you have great view over the lake area. On the way back to the boat, walk through a romantic bamboo forest at the riverside, where you may observe local people having a bath.
  6. Dinner at hotel and overnight.


Day 10: INLE LAKE - HEHO – THANDWE – NGAPALI BEACH

  1. Breakfast at hotel.
  2. Transfer to the Heho Airport for the flight to Thandwe.
  3. Transfer to the hotel by shuttle bus. The lush tropical coconut palm trees and ground adjacent to the beach create a peaceful, luxurious and exotic atmosphere.
  4. Lunch at hotel.
  5. Leisure at beach.
  6. Dinner at the poolside of the hotel and overnight.

DAY 11: NGAPALI BEACH

  1. Breakfast at hotel.
  2. Visit the near by fishing villages, where you can find the fishermen begin setting and drawing drift nets before dawn and continue into the late morning, when they load their catches in baskets. Women carry the baskets of fish on foot, and then return with lunch for the men.
  3. Lunch at hotel and leisure
  4. Evening enjoy playing volleyball on the beach. We will provide a prize for team who play the best.
  5. Dinner at hotel and overnight.

DAY 12: NGAPALI BEACH

  1. Breakfast at hotel.
  2. Leisure at hotel.
  3. Lunch at hotel and leisure
  4. Leisure at beach.
  5. Dinner at hotel and overnight.

DAY 13: NGAPALI BEACH

  1. Breakfast at hotel.
  2. Leisure at hotel.
  3. Lunch at hotel and leisure
  4. Leisure at beach.
  5. Gathering on the beach and enjoy Bonfire Barbeque Party.
  6. Overnight at hotel

Day 14: NGAPALI BEACH – THANDWE – YANGON

  1. Breakfast at hotel.
  2. Transfer to Thandwe airport for your flight back to Yangon.
  3. Arrive Yangon Airport and transfer to the hotel by luxury air-coned coach.
  4. Lunch at hotel.
  5. In the afternoon 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.
  6. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant and overnight.

Day 15: YANGON DEPARTURE (B)

  1. Breakfast at hotel. Leisure till the flight time.
  2. Your luggage will be pre-check in at the airport separately.
  3. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight to conclude this unique experience.
 
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