Walkabout Journeys


Ancient Myanmar
 



Day 1  Yangon
Arrive into Yangon and be transferred to the hotel. Today is free time until the group dinner and welcome meeting Dinner. Overnight in Yangon.


Day 2  Explore Yangon
In the morning, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda (the most important Pagoda in Myanmar). Continue to the Chauk Htet Gyi Pagoda and the reclining Buddha. After lunch we will have a city walking tour in the down town of Yangon along the colonial buildings.  In the evening enjoy a local experience with a Puppet Show at a family run theatre in Myanmar.  Overnight in Yangon.


Day 3  Yangon to Bagan
Today have a morning flight to Bagan (Nyaung U Airport). Upon arrival, visit a local market in Nyaung U and continue to the Shwezigon Pagoda (a prototype of most Myanmar Stupas). Continue on with a visit to the Ananda Temple, famous for the architecture. Not to be missed is a the Mon Temple which is Manuha built by Mon King. In the evening travel through the temples by horse carriage as the sunset over the land of the Pagodas. Overnight in New Bagan.
 
Day 4  Explore Bagan
After Breakfast visit the Phayathonezu Temple, the Kyatkan Cave Monastery, the Dhamayarzinka Pagoda and a visit to a some local farming villages. In the late afternoon visit to the lacquerware factory to see how this beautiful art work is created. Lacquerware was first created in Bagan and then spread through out Myanmar. Overnight in New Bagan.


For those that want to get up before the sun a “Balloons Over Bagan” is an optional tour that you might want to take.
This will need to be pre booked prior to arrival into Myanmar.


Day 5  Bagan to Mandalay
Up early for a beautiful drive to Mandalay.  On the way, have lunch at  Mt.Popa with breath taking views. Upon arrival into Mandalay visit the Mahamuni Pagoda, Golden Palace Monastery and the Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the biggest book of the world (UNESCO site). Overnight in Mandalay.


Day 6   U Pain Bridge and Ancient city of  Innwa
Today is a special day to see the sunrise over the famous U Pain Bridge. This is the best way to see this historical bridge with out the tourists that flock to it for sunset. This is the longest teak bridge in the world and is worth the early morning. Continue on to the Mahargabdayon Monastery to see 1000 monks procession at lunch in the old capital, Amarapura. In the afternoon visit the ancient city of Innwa by horse carriage. Overnight in Mandalay.
 

Day 7  Mandalay to Inle Lake
A morning flight to Heho airport in the Southern Shan State entry point for Inle Lake. Drive to Nyaung Shwe town and continue onto Inle Lake. Visit Phaung the Daw Oo Pagoda, Innpawgon weaving village and the former jumping cats monastery called Ngaphechaung Monastery. Overnight in Inle Lake.


Day 8  Inle to Sarkar
Today, explore to the sourthern part of the lake known as Sarkar Lake, which sees hardly any tourists to see the real life of the lake. En route, visit the lotus weaving village. Visit the ruins at Sarkar village and other small villages by boat. Overnight in Inle Lake.


Day 9  Ancient Inndein Pagoda Complax
After Breakfast, travel by boat to Inndein, the western shore of the lake. On route, we visit the Long Neck women known as the Padaung women at the Ywa Ma village. A peaceful walk  through the bamboo forest to visit the Ancient Inndein pagoda complax  with over 1000 stupas. In the afternoon, we explore the floating villages, floating gardens and observe the fishermen on the lake. anOvernight in Inle Lake.
 

Day 10 Inle Lake to Yangon
After breakfast say goodbye to Inle Lake and travel by road back to Heho for a morning flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, drive to the down town of Yangon to explore the famous Scotts Market. After some free time walk to lunch with birds eyes view of the city. After lunch take ferry to Dalla town located on the other side of Yangon River and explore by trishaw. Before heading back to the hotel view the city by local circular train ride to experience the local life of Yangon before our farewell dinner. Overnight in Yangon.


Day 11 Depart Yangon
After breakfast say good bye to your tour leader before a transfer back to the airport.









Included
10 Nights Accommodation in 3/4 star hotels based on twin share
Breakfast 10 /  Lunches  9/ Dinners 6
Private air-conditioned  vehicle as per itinerary
Airport transfers arrival and departure
Domestic flights - Yangon-Bagan/Mandalay-Inle Lake/Inle Lake- Yango
English speaking National City Guide in each city
English speaking Walkabout Journeys Tour Leader from Day 1 to Day 11

Sightseeing with entrances as per itinerary
Zone fees
Water while sightseeing

Excluded
International & Domestic flights except for included in itinerary
Drinks of all kinds (Except water while on bus)
Dinners on Day 2, 4, 6, 8
Medical/evacuation/cancellation insurance strongly suggested
Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, room service, etc
Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
Balloon Ride
Optional activites not included

Gratuities of any kind (Porterage/hotel/ restaurant staff/drivers/guides/tour leader/etc)
Visas  to enter Myanmar

November    09 -  November  19, 2020

From 3160 USD per person twin share

Hold Option

Single Supplement           665 USD

Gauranteed to run at 4 full paying passengers at 90 days prior to departure.

Want to stay longer? If you’d like to stay longer to explore more of Yangon,
additional nights accommodation can be arranged at the time of booking.

Your Leader

Nitin Dhami
Nitin calls the world his classroom. Traveling extensively throughout India and the world, Nitin offers a unique perspective about the adventures you take with him. He has a wealth of knowledge about the history, the heritage, the cultures and customs of the people of India and a keen understanding of the geography of South Asia. Travelling to PNG for the past 12 years, Nitin has become one of the tribe members of the many tribal families he visits. Nitin has led a variety of adventures in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Iran, Papua New Guinea, East and West Africa, Ethiopia, Borneo, Laos and Sri Lanka. Nitin is happiest in the mountains of Northern India and the higher the better, as he is an advanced mountaineering expert having climbed to 19,685 feet twice. Nitin speaks English, Hindi, Punjabi and several local Indian dialects. He is a trained by the Wilderness First Responder (NOLS, California USA).