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  • Mandalay
  • Bagan
  • Heho
  • Kalaw
  • Lac Inle
  • Yangon

Does Myanmar appeal to your imagination? Would you like a budget friendly programme largely at  liberty with just essential guidance? Why not choose our Myanmar Explorer" tour.
This nine-day trip will guide you along the country's highlights using local transportation. On top there will be ample time for you to set out on your own Indiana Jones quest. The tour price may pleasantly surprise you but wait and see how you will feel when you get there!

Individual

Day 1 - Yangon

Your guide welcomes you at the airport and takes you to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Budget Hotel:  Clover (Continental Breakfast)
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Day 2 - Yangon – Bagan (B - L)

Your guide takes you on a journey to the most important monument of the city, the Shwedagon. This 2500 year old temple complex is the main shrine of Myanmar, eight central gilded stupas, each 99 feet high, and 64 smaller stupas rich. Should you wish to do so, you may bring offerings to the monks and meet a clear voyant. Lunch followed by an afternoon at leisure to explore the city at your own pace.
Rendez-vous at 6 pm at the bus station for your departure to Bagan where you are expected to arrive the next morning at 6 am.

Budget Hotel:  Nachtbus- Bus de nuit - Overnight bus
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Day 3 - Mandalay - Bagan

At your arrival you head towards your hotel independently. Day off. Why not rent a bike and explore the impressive site of Bagan at your own pace. 

Budget Hotel:  Umbra Bagan Hotel (Continental Breakfast)
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Days 4 - 5 - Bagan (B)

Your day starts with a visit to Myinkaba market. Your guide introduces you to the local produce and you are encouraged to taste 3 local snacks. Then it is time for the village of Taungbi where an old wooden monastery and 2 lesser known temples are on your programme. Rest of the day and tomorrow off.

Budget Hotel:  Umbra Bagan Hotel (Continental Breakfast)
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Day 6 - Bagan - Kalaw (B)

You have an early appointment today as your presence is required at 5.30 am at the bus station for your departure to Kalaw. Your estimated time of arrival: 3.30pm. You direct yourself to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.


Budget Hotel:  Dream Villa Hotel (Continental Breakfast)
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Day 7 - Kalaw – Nyanug Shwe (B)

Today you head towards the picturesque colonial train station in Kalaw to board the 11 am train to Shwe Nyaung! You travel through mountains and valleys. Besides the enchanting landscapes scenes of every day life glide by at the stops in the different villages. A unique experience! You head to your hotel at your own pace and initiative. Rest of the day at leisure.

Budget Hotel:  Maine Li Hotel (Continental Breakfast)
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Day 8 - Lake Inle (B-L)

What a day to look forward to ! Today you spend your time on and around the idyllic and world-famous Lake Inle. You go and explore its waters aboard a private vessel and witness amazing floating gardens, discover local crafts and sail along the famous ‘leg rowers’. You visit a weekly traditional and nomadic market and meet Shan and Pa-O hill tribes do their shopping. Afterwards you visit the most sacred place in the region, the Daw Oo Pagoda Phaung and its five gilded statues of Lord Buddha.

Budget Hotel:  Maine Li Hotel (Continental Breakfast)
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Day 9 - Lac Inle – Heho – Yangon (B)

Your afternoon flight  from Heho to Yangon is programmed today. At your arrival your guide welcomes you and takes you to a restaurant for dinner (at surcharge). You are transferred to the airport for your return flight.

Travel Documents

  • All Belgian nationals travelling on a Belgian passport (children and babies included) must be in possession of an international e-passport (electronic) containing min. 2 blank pages, valid for at least 6 months at the date of arrival and a visum which can be purchased online via the official webpage http://evisa.moip.gov.mm. more info on http://www.embassyofmyanmar.be .Please check for the latest updates on travel advice and documents on http://diplomatie.belgium.be/en
  • Travelers with a non-Belgian nationality and / or travelers travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously reported this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy (s) or Consulate (ate) to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents.

Insurances

Have a safe and carefree trip: travel fully insured with our Protections travel insurance! Our Protections insurance policies offer various formulas in order to offer you the widest possible cover (with even a fly-on-time, natural catastrophes and epidemics) for both single journeys or for the entire year.  We guarantee you the best protection at the best price. 

Tailored travel

The tours in our brochures are just a few examples of travel itineraries possible. Our trips can be tailored to suit your specific needs. If you want to book a specific destination or combine it with a mini-tour then we will gladly make you a tailor-made offer. For a personalised day-by-day program please contact our destination experts.

Would you like to travel in a group; with your entire family, friends or colleagues (min. 10 people required)? Put our know-how to the test and send us your details and wishes.  We will gladly turn the blueprints of your trip into a detailed quote and a lasting memory for you to cherish. Contact our  Connections Group Service by e-mail at groups@connections.be or by telephone on +32 (0)2 550 01 65. We would love to hear from you. 

Health

No mandatory vaccinations. To verify the latest updates on health requirements, please surf to http://www.itg.be


Time Zones

+4,5 h (summer); +5,5 h (winter)

Currency

Currency 

Kyat (MMK); 100 MMK = 0,073 EUR  - 1 EUR = 1.32 MMK (15/04/2016)


Climate

Myanmar has a tropical climate. Dry season runs from November to February, the hot season from March to May and the rain season from June to October.

Average Max. Temperatures (°C):

Destination J F M A M J J A S O N D
Yangon 31 34 36 37 33 30 29 29 30 31 31 31
Mandalay 27 31 35 37 36 33 33 33 32 31 29 27
Inle 22 24 27 28 27 25 23 24 24 23 23 21


What's included?

  • 8 nights accommodation including breakfast in listed hotels or equivalent
  • Your domestic flights Heho - Yangon
  • Entry fees to programmed sites and activities
  • All listed meals  (B= breakfast; L= lunch)

What's not included?

Your international flights and your return flight from Yangon; mandatory Gala dinner prices on festivals, on 24/12 and on 31/12. Tipping.

Good to Know

Is this nine-day tour too short for you? Would you like to stay longer? Browse to our extended 14-day programme, The Highlights of Myanmar XL,  or design a custom-tailored trip together with your Connections travel consultant or destination expert!  Fancy a few days at the beach? Why not book a beach extension at Ngapali Beach? Your travel consultent will gladly assist!

Budget Price per person


TRMM0006/Is this 9-day tour too short for you? Would you like to stay longer? Browse to our extended 14-day programme, The Highlights of Myanmar XL or design a custom-tailored trip together with your Connections travel consultant or destination expert! Fancy a few days at the beach? Why not book a beach extension at Ngapali Beach? Your travel consultent will gladly assist!


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