Thursday, November 28, 2013

SWCL-4

A PAIR OF ANCIENT CITIES (SWCL-4) 
Day 1 Yangon –Bagan


After breakfast at your hotel, your driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to airport to set forth for touring in Bagan. At Nyaung U airport, your driver will pick you up and lead you to your hotel. After refreshing for a while; we will begin touring in bagan for a half day. Overnight in Bagan.(L/D)
Day 2 Mount Popa –Salay



Your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel to start touring mount Popa and Salay. Mount Popa is an extinct volcano with stupas and spirits known as Nats.Now we will climb up the 777 steps to the top of volcanic plug .At the top, you can look around amazing mountain sceneries.Next,after for an hour and a half drive you will get in to Salay, an old religious center ,located at the eastern bank of Ayeyawaddy river. There is a famous monastery in Salay and also native town of salay U Pone Nya who was famous in Kong baung era .Salay Yoke Sone Kyaung was built in AD 1882 and amazing artistic work woodcarvings around it. Overnight in Bagan hotel. (B/L/D)
Day 3 Bagan



After breakfast at your hotel, begin touring bagan starting at Shwezigon Pagoda, a prototype of ancient Myanmar stupa.Then you will be transferred to Wetkyi-in Gubyaukgyi Temple with fine fresco. Next Myinkabar village where you can observe local famous lacquer ware industry.Manuhar temple with huge Buddha image is tighten in the temple that was expressed by a captive king, Manuhar how he was suffering in the life of prison. Then you will be transferred to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece of old bagan era. After that Thatbyinnyu which is highest temple of bagan.Next to Dhammayangyi, a massive Temple with the finest brickwork. Before lunch break, you will be at Sulamuni Temple where you can see fine fresco from 18th century Konebaung era. At the end of the day we will enjoy sunset from Bupaya. Stay overnight at your hotel in Bagan. (B/L/D)
Day 4 Bagan-Mandalay



Today departure must be early due to you will be transferred to your port ,you will be transferred to Nyaung U jetty to embark your cruise for sightseeing along the Ayerawaddy river .Estimated departure is 6:00 am and arrival is around about 6:00 pm.Overnight in Mandalay hotel.(B/L/D)
Day-5 Mandalay-Amarapura-Sagaing-Ava



After breakfast at your hotel, your driver will pick you up to begin 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/D)
Day-6 Mandalay



After breakfast at your hotel, 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. (B/L/D)
Day-7 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.(B)


                                         RATES AND CONDITIONS
                                              ACCOMMODATION

CITY
HOTEL
ROOM TYPE
Bagan
Bagan Umbra Hotel (or) Similar Hotel
superior
Mandalay
Shwe Ye Mon (or) Similar Hotel
superior

PRICING – in USD per person for shared twin/double
Rates are valid until 30 Sep 2015


1Pax
2
3-4
5-6
7-10
Remarks
1872
1272
975
793
748
Website Rates
2028
1378
1056
860
810
Published Rates


Above fare can be changed due to fuel surcharge and currency exchange rate

Our services include: 
• Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
• Meals as mentioned in the program (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
• English-speaking guide 
• Cruise Nyaung U to Mandalay
• All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles
• Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
• Water and refreshing towels on touring days
Our services do not include: 
• International ticket and Domestic tickets to/from Yangon
• Visa for Myanmar
• Meals other than mentioned
• Visits not mentioned in the program
• Drinks and personal expenses
• Any other items not mentioned

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