Amazing Burma Trafalgar Tours

Amazing Burma

Delve into the fascinating history and gorgeous scenery of Myanmar, previously know as Burma on this 10-Day Amazing Burma tour. Your journey travels through Yangon, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Pakkoku and Bagan. Behold highlights include golden Buddhas, ornate pagodas, Kalaga tapestries, the world's largest ringing bronze bell among other wonderful experiences.

At Shwedagon Pagoda, take part in an oil lamp lighting ceremony while watching the brilliant sunset. Travel by private longtail boat to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and see the five gold-leaf covered Buddha figures. Participate in a hands-on cooking class held in a traditional stilt-house. Marvel at the Intha fishermen, rowing by oar with one foot while using their hands for the nets. Enjoy lunch among the student monks at Shwe Kyin Monastery. Take a stroll on the U Bein Bridge while admiring the sunset. Witness the Mingun Pagoda, impressive although it's unfinished due to local superstition. In Bakkoku pick up wonderful souvenirs from the family-run businesses. See the sunset over the pagodas as you sail on a private boat down the Ayeyarwady River. Lovely sights include the golden Shwezigon Pagoda and the 13th century frescoes adorning the corridors and walls of the Gubyaukgyi Temple. Remarkable memories from this special adventure will be part of stories for many years to come.


10 Daysfr. $2,950

  • CITY TOUR of Yangon
  • SEE the unfinished Mingun Pagoda in Mingun
  • WITNESS the 'leg rowers' - Intha fishermen at Inle Lake
  • VISIT Shwedagon Pagoda and Scott's Market in Yangon
  • TOUR Ananda Temple in Bagan
  • CRUISE along the Ayeyarwady River from Mandalay to Mingun and Pakkoku to Bagan
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST in Inle Lake
  • GUIDED TOUR in Mandalay
  • EXPLORE with guide in Bagan
  • JOIN a local family in their Mandalay home for lunch
  • VISIT a boat construction workshop at Inle Lake
  • SEE the ethnic Pa-O, Danu and Intha people at a local market
  • DISCOVER thanaka, a traditional cosmetic made from ground bark
  • MEET students and teachers at a local monastic school
  • PARTICIPATE in an oil lamp lighting ceremony in Yangon
  • ENJOY lunch alongside student monks at a monastery in Mandalay
  • DINE on Mohinga - a fish broth with noodles served with various accompaniments
  • MARVEL at gold-leaf covered Buddha figures
  • WITNESS talented smiths forging metal at a blacksmiths' forge
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your tour director, local hosts, guides, and drivers are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Pullman Centrepoint in Yangon, Myanmar (3 nights)
  • Novotel Inle Lake in Inle Lake, Myanmar (2 nights)
  • Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort in Mandalay, Myanmar (2 nights)
  • The Hotel at Tharabar Gate in Old Bagan, Myanmar (2 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Trafalgar Tours reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE YANGON Location Information Description

Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Frozen in time, the colorful streets of what was once the capital of Myanmar provide a captivating introduction to a land that has remained unchanged and almost inaccessible to visitors for decades. On arrival at Yangon International Airport, you'll be transferred to your hotel. Later, meet your fellow adventurers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception drink with local appetizers.

Dinner

Pullman Centrepoint

YANGON SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Explore the remnants of British colonial rule as you embark on a walking tour of Yangon. At its center lies the City Hall and the beautiful colonial heritage building that once housed the Immigration Department. View the High Court and the red brick General Post Office before continuing to the luxurious Strand Hotel, built in 1901, for a well earned refreshment.

After a lunch of Mohinga - a fish broth with noodles served with various accompaniments - you'll visit a local monastic school. Then head to nearby Ngar Htat Gyi Pagoda with its huge sitting Buddha.

Return to your hotel later and relax before this evening's special visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda. Here you'll 'Make A Difference' as you take part in an oil lamp lighting ceremony watching the sunset over the glistening pagoda.

Breakfast, Lunch

Pullman Centrepoint

Yangon - Inle Lake Location Information Description

Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)

This morning, fly to Heho, the gateway to Inle Lake and on arrival, head to Nyaungshwe. Board your private longtail boat bound for Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in the area and home to five gold-leaf covered Buddha figures.

Following lunch at a local restaurant, you'll 'Dive Into Culture' with a visit to a boat construction workshop. Admire the local handicrafts of the area next with visits to several workshops where you'll witness first-hand the traditional methods of weaving silk, making cheroots and talented smiths forging metal at a blacksmiths' forge.

Your final stop today is Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries on the lake. Take a quiet moment to contemplate this wooden spiritual center, sharing its tranquility with the resident cats and centuries-old Buddha statues. As the sun sets over another glorious day on the lake, return to your hotel, slicing through the calm waters and admiring the changing light.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Novotel Inle Lake

INLE LAKE Location Information Description

Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)

'Dive Into Culture' with a visit to a local market offering insights into the life of the ethnic Pa-O, Danu and Intha people who visit the market to buy and sell goods. There are more cultural experiences to enjoy.

Embark on a scenic boat ride to the northern part of Inle Lake for a hands-on cooking class with a 'Local Specialist' in a traditional stilt house. Here you'll learn how to prepare a range of traditional dishes which you'll enjoy with your fellow travelers for lunch.

Later return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Keep an eye out for the lake's characteristic leg rowers, the Intha fishermen. See how they row standing up with one leg wrapped around a single oar, leaving their hands free to manipulate the conical fishing net.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Novotel Inle Lake

INLE LAKE - MANDALAY Location Information Description

Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

This morning, transfer to Heho Airport for the short local flight to the exotic city of Mandalay. Your first stop today is a visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, one of the holiest sites in all of Myanmar. Here you'll observe local devotees applying gold leaf to the already thick layers of gold adorning the spectacular Buddha image.

Next, stop at local workshops to see ornate Kalaga tapestries being embroidered and gold leaf being beaten into paper-thin pieces by a 'Local Specialist'.

Then it's time to 'Make A Difference' with a visit to Shwe Kyin Monastery. Enjoy lunch alongside the student monks who live there, then cross the Ayeyarwady River to Amarapura. Visit the impressive wooden Bagaya Monastery, with its superb collection of Buddha statues. Then, take a sunset stroll on the U Bein Bridge, believed to be the longest teak bridge in the world.

Breakfast, Lunch

Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort

MANDALAY – FREE TIME - RIVER CRUISE - MINGUN - MANDALAY Location Information Description

Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Enjoy some free time this morning to uncover the splendors of Mandalay on your terms. This afternoon, board your own private boat and cruise up the Ayeyarwady River to Mingun, in the heart of Myanmar. This is a rare opportunity to witness local life along the river first-hand. Watch the small longtail boats, bamboo rafts and ferries going up and down the river and admire the beautiful golden stupas that emerge from the dense river-front forest along the river's banks.

Location Information Description

Mingun, Myanmar (Burma)

On arrival, you'll visit the Mingun Bell which, at 87 tonnes, it's the world's largest ringing bronze bell. Continue to Hsinbyume Paya, which rises in seven terraces representing the seven mountain ranges around Mt. Meru. See the unfinished but mighty Mingun Pagoda, which was built to be the world's largest but never completed due to local superstition.

Location Information Description

Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Later, cruise downriver back to Mandalay, where this evening you'll 'Connect With Locals' and join a local family for an exclusive 'Be My Guest' dinner in their home.

Breakfast, Dinner

Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort

MANDALAY - PAKKOKU - BAGAN Location Information Description

Pakkoku, Myanmar (Burma)

This morning, drive to Pakkoku, an unspoiled village famous for its tobacco trade. The village also brims with small family-run businesses producing a variety of goods, such as traditional Burmese slippers, checked cotton blankets, paper mâché animals and dolls and wood carvings.

Location Information Description

Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

After lunch in a local restaurant, 'Dive Into Culture' with a visit to a small market selling Thanaka, a traditional yellowish-white cosmetic made from ground bark. The locals apply this mixture to their faces and arms to protect their skins from the harsh sun. Later, take a private boat and cruise down the Ayeyarwady River to Bagan as the sun sets over the numerous pagodas, which dot the landscape.

Breakfast, Lunch

The Hotel at Tharabar Gate

BAGAN Location Information Description

Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

After a visit to a local market this morning, you'll head to the golden Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century. See the 13th century frescoes adorning the corridors and walls of the Gubyaukgyi Temple before heading to the Ananda Temple, a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas.

Learn from a 'Local Specialist' how lacquerware is produced in one of Bagan's famous workshops. Then, enjoy a relaxing afternoon or purchase one of our Optional Experiences to see more of Bagan. Dinner this evening is at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

The Hotel at Tharabar Gate

BAGAN - YANGON Location Information Description

Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

This morning, proceed to Bagan Airport for your return flight to Yangon. You'll have some leisure time at your hotel, before taking a stroll around Bogyoke Aung San Market to buy some last-minute souvenirs. The market was named in honor of Myanmar's national leader, who was assassinated in 1947. However, many people still refer to it as Scott's Market, its original name.

On your last evening in Myanmar, you'll want to celebrate special memories and new friends at a rousing Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

Pullman Centrepoint

DEPART YANGON Location Information Description

Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Say a fond farewell to Myanmar as your adventure comes to an end. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Fri, Jan 21, 2022
$3,095.00
Fri, Feb 25, 2022
$3,095.00
Fri, Mar 11, 2022
$3,095.00
Fri, Apr 01, 2022
$3,095.00
Fri, May 06, 2022
$2,950.00
Fri, Jun 03, 2022
$2,950.00
Fri, Sep 02, 2022
$2,950.00
Fri, Sep 16, 2022
$2,950.00
Fri, Nov 04, 2022
$3,095.00
Tue, Dec 20, 2022
$3,095.00

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