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Mingalabar Myanmar, Welcome to Yangon - the Garden City of the East.! You are met and welcomed by a local tour guide on arrival. Privately transferred to the downtown city hotel. Checking into your accommodation and refreshen for a while and then you will go out with our tour guide for a quick city orientation. You will visit Sule pagoda, an important religious site in Yangon city, Continue your day with a visit to the Reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, a 213-foot-long statue with an expressive enamel face. Return to hotel to relax.
"Go there at night" is absolutely worth for visitors who want to see the best of Shwedagon Pagoda. When you get there, you will have a great opportunity to see Yangon's most famous and iconic temple as the sun sets and the golden spires of the temple glow. You will learn about the history, religious significance and daily prayers that the pagoda welcomes each day. You will have the opportunity to participate in candle lighting, with your guide there to explain the meaning behind this cultural tradition. A truly moving experience at one of Myanmar's most awe-inspiring temples! Back to hotel and the remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel and today you will enjoy more of Yangon’s fascinating attractions. On this tour, you’ll visit Sule pagoda, an important religious site in Yangon city, Continue your day with a visit to the Reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, a 213-foot-long statue with an expressive enamel face. Enjoy very chaotic and fascinating adventure which is officially known as the Yangon Circular Railway to see the untouched corners of the city. Riding the train is an fantastic glimpse into the daily life of many Burmese people, seeing them commute to work from their villages and witnessing what the real Yangon looks like out of the city and stop a local Tea House to experience what locals do when exploring the city and followed by a stroll through Scott Market amid shops filled with antiques, old coins, Burmese jade and handicrafts. In the evening, set sail on a relaxing sunset cruise on the Yangon River, enjoying stunning views as the sun sinks beneath the horizon. Return to your hotel and spend your 2nd night in Yangon.
Breakfast at hotel and followed by a private transfer to Yangon Airport where you will take a scheduled flight to Heho. Met and welcomed by a local tour guide and driver upon arrival. Drive on to Kalaw. Almost everyone who comes to Kalaw goes trekking in the hills. The town is surrounded by Buddhist pagodas, hilltop viewpoints and the peaceful villages of the Palaung, Danu, Pa-O, Taung Yo and Danaw peoples, all set in a gorgeous landscape of forest-capped hills. Leave your luggage at the hotel. Visit Kalaw's morning market, a colourful mix of produce and local crafts and where the nearby hill tribes come to trade wares. Next, embark upon a light trek into the surrounding hills, passing through farms and small villages that are home to the area's ethnic hill tribe groups such as the Danu, Palaung, Pa-Oh and Shan. Lunch will be in a village house. Overnight at hotel in Kalaw.
Breakfast at hotel and start your trek from the centre of town, you slowly gain altitude as you work your way up towards the elevated plains above Kalaw. Mountains and valleys stretch their way across the landscape. Trek through indigenous Shan villages bemused children run out from behind bamboo houses to prod and gaze at the foreign human traffic making their way from Kalaw to Inle Lake. Lunch included on this day tour. Rest periods between hiking are spent playing games with the local children, using whatever improvised toys are available. Life is much simpler up in the mountains between Kalaw and Inle Lake. It is a beautiful thing to observe. As you approach the final destination of Inle Lake, the descent is rapid and excitement levels peak. Your first glance of the immense lake is unforgettable as it protrudes between thinly-leafed trees like a shimmering mirror haphazardly placed on the bucolic terrain. Checking into your accommodation at a nice resort by the lake. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel and begin today with a boat trip on the Inle Lake. You will explore the famous and intimate Inle Lake on the full day tour. The best way is to explore Inle Lake with a private boat. We'll take you to the ruins of Indein, the vast floating gardens and the awe-inspiring teak of the Nga Phe Chaung Monastery. We've mapped out the perfect day for you that'll include the best lunch on the lake. On the tour, you will visit the ruins of Indein on the south side of Inle Lake, exploring the broken temples with our guide. Cruise past the floating gardens of Inle Lake and witness the one-legged fishing. Enjoy lunch at the best restaurant on the lake. Cruise back to your hotel as the sunsets, casting a glorious glow over the lake. Your evening is free. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast and followed by a cruising journey to the villages in the central part of the lake. Visit the lovely hills of Inthein, in a secondary arm of the lake. Here lives the minority Pa-Oh, the second largest ethnic minority in Shan State. Walk in the village before venturing on a long avenue full of stalls, which leads to the top of a hill where the magnificent Buddhist complex in Inthein composed of hundreds of stupa covered with vegetation dating back to the thirteenth century, surrounding an ancient monastery. It returns to the dock through a forest of tall bamboo. In the afternoon you can see the famous crops of fruit and vegetables floating on water, visiting the monastery Nga Pha Kyaung, once famous for cats trained by monks, and the great pagoda Phaung Daw U Kyaung, the most important of the Shan State. Return for overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast and privately transferred to the airport to fly to Bagan. Met and welcomed upon arrival. Transfer to the hotel for checking in. This afternoon is spent with a comprehensive cultural tour to see Bagan's historic temples and highlights. The excursion begins with a visit to Tayoke Pyay Temple. You will be taken to visit temples around Minthu village including Thamanpaya, Thambula and Payathonzu.Next, visit the most beautiful temple in the region, the Ananda Temple. It is the largest, best preserved and most revered of all the temples in Bagan and it is believed that the temple was built around 1105 by King Kyanzittha. You will continue the exploration with a visit temples and pagodas nearby Ananda Temple. End the day viewing the sunset over the plains and temples of Pagan from one of the smaller temples to avoid crowds. Back to the hotel and you will spend your evening relaxing. Overnight at hotel.
OPTIONAL: For a more intimate and luxurious experience, The morning Balloon Over Bagan premium service provides a lasting memory with your friends, family or your lovers. Drifting serenely in a balloon over Pagan (Bagan) as the sun rises and seeing its myriad pagodas and temples dotted in the plains below is one of the most memorable experiences on your journey through Myanmar.
Early wake up and you will be picked up from your hotel between 5:30 am and 6:00 am, and taken to the launch site where tea and coffee is served while the crew prepare the balloons. Watching the inflation of the balloon and experiencing lift-off is spectacular. The balloon ride starts at dawn and lasts for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. On landing, you will be served a light champagne breakfast before transferring back to the hotel at approximately 8:30 am. Warm clothing is recommended, as it can be quite chilly. Back to hotel to relax for a while.
Tour of Bagan continues with another excursion begins with a visit to Nyaung U market, before continuing to Shwezigon Pagoda, which was built as the most important religious shrine. You will then visit Hnget Pyit Taung, a hillock on which a pagoda built by King Pyusawhti stands. The tour ends at Lawkananda Pagoda which is located close to New Pagan Township. Lawkananda pagoda was built by King Anawrahta during his reign in 1059 on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. It is believed the Buddha's tooth relic is enshrined inside the pagoda and it is still used as an everyday place of worship. Return to your hotel and you will spend your evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast and airport transfer to fly back to Yangon. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Yangon
Breakfast and followed by a private transfer to fly to Kawthaung. Met and transfer to embark the SY Meta IY Yacht. This luxurious 85 foot yacht has been designed and built for comfort, safety and space in mind. Below deck there's ample headroom 7 foot / 2.15 Meters. Meta IV is fully air-conditioned. Each of the double cabins has its own private toilet shower and can accommodate up to 10 guests. The crew have their own private quarters forwards and their own facilities so as to be totally independent of the guests. Cuisine is of an international standard and will tantalize your taste buds. Much of the dining is alfresco in the cockpit, complimented by an extra large awning giving plenty of shade.
Join in the SY Meta IV with other guests (Charter option is available. Please request). The yacht will set sail towards Barwell island and we will spend some time swimming before sunset cocktails and dinner on board. Overnight aboard the SY Meta IV
After the breakfast, sail to Tang La Bo island for some amazing snorkeling spots and strolling on the pristine beach. Lunch on board and we will set sail toward Pony island. Birdwatching (toukan, hornbill & seaeagles) and ample swimming time before sunset & dinner. Anchor & overnight in one of the bays of Nyaung Wee island.
We set sail toward Lampi National Park, and according to the tide we either visit the Mangrove or set for an excursion of the Moken village. Overnight anchor near the quiet bay of Pulo Bunai Island where you can often watch bioluminescent plankton at night.
After breakfast, we cruise toward Nga Namm Island for snorkeling, kayaking & the best fishing spot in the islands. Lunch on board and sail to Kyun Pila. If time permits, a quick swim before our bonfire and sunset cocktails on the beach. (Option: Scubadiving available at Pila island on request).
Breakfast on board, set sail to 115 island, trekking in the jungle followed by lunch aboard. Sail and quick stop to Taung La Bo or Kyun Pya Gui according to the wind and tide. Special Captain’s Farewell diner around Hasting Bay.
Last swim & final passage towards Kawthaung. Casual Brunch before departure around noon.Our crew will bring you to the airport if you fly from Kawthaung. Or book your transfers if you are leaving to Thailand.