Wednesday, October 9, 2013

SWMR-3

Mandalay –Yangon-Kyaikhteeyo-Bago-Mandalay (6days/5nights) SWMR-3
Day-1 Mandalay 


At Mandalay airport your guide and driver will meet and greet you, pick you up to your hotel to check-in and after a while for refreshing then we start touring. We will start touring at Mahar Myat Muni huge Buddha image that the most admirable pagoda in Mandalay. After that we will continue to gold leaf plating ward where those who live in traditionally making gold leaf which can offer to Buddha images and pagodas, next in traditional handicrafts in Mandalay such as marble masonry, silver smith and so on. Then ancient golden palace monastery which is made only with teak and one of the finest woodcarving work Kaungbaung era.Next,729 stone scripts known as the world biggest book located within Kaungmutaw pagoda compound. In the evening, we will be heading to Mandalay hill; here you can see amazing view of sunset. Overnight in Mandalay hotel. (L) 
Day-2 Mandalay-Amarapura-Sagaing-Ava 
 

After breakfast at your hotel, our tour begins at Amarapura, a former capital whose name means ‘City of Immortality’ then visit Mahagandayon monastery, when over one-thousand monks reside. Then we will go cross Ayeyarwaddy River to reach to Sagaing where there are over 600 white coloured pagodas and many monasteries so that Sagaing is accepted as quiet and peace place for being religious zone. There are also about 3000 monks and over 100 meditation centre .Then we carry on Swan Oo Ponnya Shin Pogada, Kaung Mutaw and over 30 caves. Next, we continue to Ava which is an ancient throne city in 14th and 18th century. We can tour in Ava with horse carts and we can observe fine ancient architecture at Mahar Aung Myae Bonsan and Vargaya monasteries and ancient city wall. Next, we go on to Amarapura where there is a bridge known as U Pein Bridge which is crossing over Taung Thanman Lake over 200 year ago. We can feel amazing view of U Pein Bridge and Taung Thanman Lake. Overnight in Mandalay hotel. (B/L) 
Day-3 Mandalay-Yangon 
 

After breakfast at your hotel, your driver will pick you up to transfer to Mandalay Airport, then at the Yangon Airport your driver will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. After lunch we'll visit Chyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. A visit to Chyaukhtatgyi contributes a great overview of Buddhism with fresco depicting the life of Buddha, the feet of the statue carved with traditional symbols and often many locals gathering to pay homage and pray. Next we go on to Kandawgyi Park, one of central Yangon's greenest spots. Here you will see the glittering Karaweik barge, a copy of the royal barge, and the vast lake with views of Shwedagon in the background. Soon after for a while we continue to Shwedagon Pagoda the most admirable Buddhist Pagoda in Myanmar. Most of Myanmar people believed that it was built in more than 2000 years ago but it can be proved that it was about 11 century then renovated several times until taking its current shape in the 15th century. The 8-sided central stupa is 99 meters tall and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold leaf .Moreover it is surrounded by 64 smaller stupas and you will see the massive complex, observing why this pagoda is so revered. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa and the city skyline from this vantage point and sunset. Overnight in Yangon Hotel. (B/L) 
Day-4 Yangon-Kyaik Htee Yo (Golden Rock) 



After breakfast at your hotel, your guide and driver greet and pick you up to set off to Golden Rock, Kyaikhteeyo Pagoda in Kyaik Hto Township, Mon State. For 5 hours drive later, you'll reach Kinpun camp at the foot of KyaikHteYo Hill. Next you have to ride open-air truck along a winding road to Ye-the-taung Bus Terminal for 45minutes. After that you'll carry on to hill top of Golden Rock by foot for an hour. Then check in your hotel and take a rest for a little while. After refreshing, we'll go around KyaikHtiyo Pagoda. There are many heart-breaking mountain sceneries, which you can't forget throughout of your life. Overnight at Hotel on the Hill. (L) 
Day 5 Kyaik Htee Yo –Bago-Yangon 

 
In the morning, after your breakfast, return to kinpon, camp base, by open-air truck and set off for return to Yangon. On the way to Yangon, there is a break point that you can visit. Bago is an ancient city of Hantharwaddy dynasty (Mon Empire) in 15th century. Shwemawdaw Pagoda is a Mon style stupa, the most outstanding religious monument in Bago which stands at 14 meters tall, higher than Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda, it can see around views. Then, we will proceed to Kanbawza Thadi Palace, the 55-metres long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha and the four seated Buddhas at Kyaikpun. Then we restart to Yangon but before limit to Yangon city, there is another stop in Htaukkyan Township to visit the Allied War cemetery. This beautifully-landscaped, peaceful area is the final resting place for more than 27,000 Allied Soldier who perished during the Second World War in Myanmar. Then get in Yangon and transfer you to your hotel. (B/L) 
Day 6 Yangon-Mandalay 
 
 
After breakfast at your hotel, your driver will pick you up to transfer to Yangon Airport, then at the Mandalay Airport your driver will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.

RATES AND CONDITIONS
ACCOMMODATION



CITY
HOTEL
ROOM TYPE
Kyaik Htee Yo
Mountain Top  Hotel or Similar Hotel
Superior
Mandalay
Shwe Ye Mon or Similar Hotel
Superior
Yangon
New Ayeyar or Similar Hotel
Superior
 
 RATES ARE VALID 30 Sep 2015


1 pax
2
3-4
5-6
7-10
Remarks
2317
1315
1100
1030
963
Website Rates
2510
1423
1300
1116
1043
Published Rates

PRICING – in USD per person for shared twin/double
Above fare can be changed due to fuel surcharge and currency exchange rate.
Our services include: 
• Accommodation in a shared twins or shared double room with daily breakfast
• Meals as mentioned in the program (B= breakfast, L= lunch).
• English-speaking guide
• All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers except Kyaikhtiyo (transfers by open non-air-conditioned vehicles)
• Domestic Tickets Mandalay-Yangon-Mandalay
• Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
• Water and refreshing towels on touring days
• Horse Carts Fee
• Ava boat fee
Our services do not include:
• Meals other than mentioned
• Visits not mentioned in the program
• Drinks and personal expenses
• Any other items not mentioned

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