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20 Jan 2013   

Focus:  Myanmar Travels and Tours
Customised tours, eco-tours for young people and international student tourism

Feb 11-17 2013 Myanmar tour 7D/6N, 4-6 pax  
 

170. Itinerary DT_11_17_2013 Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay-Inle-Yangon for 4-6pax.  Travel date (11-17 Feb 2013)  

Day 01 (11.02.2013) Arrive Yangon

Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Sightseeing tour starts with the old colonial style city center's gilded Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years. We will visit the Botataung Pagoda located in the east of Yangon waterfront. Proceed to Chaukhtatgyi, a huge reclining Buddha image and a longer visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments. Its golden dome rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Watch sunset from Shwedagon Pagoda. Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon.


Day 02 (12.02.2013) Yangon – Bagan sightseeing (Domestic flight from Yangon)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for domestic flight to Bagan. On arrival, we proceed for sightseeing, starting with the busy Nyaung Oo local market and continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the most important Pagodas and temples. These include the Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century and the Ananda Temple with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior. Then we view the Thatbyinnyu Pagoda constructed by King Alaung Sithu. Relax at the hotel and in the late afternoon, we visit lacquer workshop to learn about the fascinating technique of this art. After that we watch sunset at Buphaya. Stay overnight at hotel in Bagan. Meals – Breakfast


Day 03 (13.02.2013) Bagan – Mandalay - Amarapura sightseeing (Domestic flight)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival at Mandalay Airport, we proceed to Amarapura. Visit Mahagandayone Monastery where you may more than a thousand of monks having their 2nd or the last meal for the day. This monastery is reputed for its Buddha teachings. We continue to walk on the 200‐year‐old U BEIN teak bridge, built in 1782 when Amarapura was the royal capital. En route, we stop at a traditional hand‐weaving silk workshop.

Drive to Mandalay and check‐in at hotel. In the afternoon, we have a comprehensive sightseeing tour which includes the MAHAMUNI PAGODA with its spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves, SHWE INBIN, one of the most outstanding monasteries in the country, SHWE NAN DAW KYAUNG or GOLDEN PALACE MONASTERY, a superb example of a traditional wooden building and KUTHODAW PAGODA, known as the world’s largest book, consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. A visit to MANDALAY PALACE & visit the craftsmen’s workshop to see tapestries, wood carving & stone carvings being created. After that we proceed to Mandalay Hill to enjoy sunset and see the panoramic view of Mandalay City. Stay overnight at Mandalay. Meals –Breakfast

Day 04 (14.02.2013) Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing sightseeing

After breakfast at hotel , we proceed to take a boat trip across the Irrawaddy River to Mingun which is a small village famous for its world’s biggest ringing bell - Mingun Bell at 90 tons inside the Great Mingun Temple. This temple would be the world’s tallest temple if it was completed. The unfinished structure was badly damaged as the numerous cracks were created by the earthquake of 1838. We proceed to Sagaing Hill which is famous for its over 400 monasteries & nunneries. Scattered among them are European-style stucco buildings. Sagaing Hill is noted as a religious retreat centre. The Irrawaddy River encircles the town in a loop. Back to Mandalay and night stop . Meal – Breakfast

Day 05 (15.02.2013) Mandalay – Heho – Inle ( Domestic flight)

After breakfast, transfer to Mandalay airport for domestic flight to Heho. From Heho, we drive to Nyaung Shwe which is the gate-way to Inle lake. Boat tour on Inle Lake which is one of Myanmar's best known tourism spots. The boat passes several villages built on stilts over the lake. These water houses are mostly inhabited by the Intha people. These people are known for their famous leg-rowing fishermen and can be seen on the lake throughout the day catching fishes for sale to support their families.

The tour also includes a visit to Indein Village, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Nga Hpa Chaung, the weaving village of Inpawkhon and a cheroot factory where the typical Burmese Cigars are made by hand. These are the famous sights in Inlay Lake. Stay overnight in a hotel in Inle Lake . Meals – Breakfast

Day 06 (16.02.2013) Inle – Heho – Yangon (Domestic flight)

After breakfast , transfer to Heho airport for domestic flight to Yangon.

On arrival, we visit Bogyoke (Scotts) Market (closed on every Monday and Gazette Holiday). Shop from the hundreds of stores which include gems shops, artwork, souvenirs. In the evening, we proceed to visit China Town to appreciate the night life of the local people. Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon. Meals –Breakfast

Day 07 (17 .12.2012) Yangon Departure

After breakfast , own leisure time until transfer to Yangon   International Airport for departure flight to Singapore. Meals - Breakfast

Hotel Lists
Yangon: Panorama Hotel or similar
Bagan:  Bagan Princess hotel or similar
Mandalay: Royal City hotel or similar
Inle Lake: GIC hotel or similar

Package includes:
- 06 Nights hotel accommodation based on twin sharing room with daily breakfast.

- Private transfer and transportation during tour as per itinerary

- 4 Domestic air tickets for Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Heho -Yangon include airport tax and Sin-Yangon return air tickets.

- English speaking station guide service during sightseeing

- All entrance & zone fees

- Boat fees for Inle Lake & Mandalay to Mingun

- Government tax & Service charges

Package excludes:
- Meals (Lunch & Dinner)

- Visa fees SGD 55 per pax if we apply for you.

- Tip money to the guide and hotels

- Other expenses such as laundry and drinks and travel insurance.

- Services not mentioned in the itinerary

- Yangon International Airport departure tax USD 10 per person

 
 
QUOTATION AS AT JAN 15, 2013
 
The following quotation includes flight from Singapore to Yangon and is valid as at Jan 15, 2013 due to high demand in tourism nowadays in Myanmar. Pl phone me 9668 6468 if you wish to proceed further as time is short and hotels are in short supply. Best wishes.


Quotation for Myanmar 7D6N for minimum 4 to 6 pax as at Jan 15, 2013 given to a prospective client.,

Travel date - 11 to 17 Feb 2013
Hotel - 3* with daily B/F
Travel itinerary - Ygn - Bgn - Mdy - Inle - Ygn

Day 1. Sin - Yangon
Day 2. Yangon - Bagan
Day 3. Bagan - Mandalay
Day 4. Mandalay
Day 5. Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake
Day 6. Inle - Yangon
Day 7. Yangon - Singapore

Tour price SGD 1895 per pax (based on minimum 4 to 6 pax) as at Jan 15, 2013
 
 
INCLUDED

- Sin - Ygn - Sin air ticket International Airfare
- 6 night stop at 3* hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
- 4 domestic airline tickets
- Airport transfers
- Sightseeing with station English speaking tour guides
- All entrance fees & Zone fees
- All domestic transportation such as domestic flight, car and boat

Remarks 
1. Tour Price including Singapore-Yangon return airfare is correct at the time of this email on Jan 15, 2013. Prices may change upon your booking date. We encourage you for advance bookings to secure all necessary bookings due to our peak season for January to March 2013.

Other prospective travellers responding to my Straits Times Advertisements can contact me at judy@designtravelpl.com or tel +65 9668-6468 to book the above tour or get quotation for their own customised tours.

2. Packaged tours similar to those going to Europe and China are NOT available presently and are usually NOT satisfactory as they require the mandatory visits to jewellery shops and factories wasting precious sight-seeing time and poorer quality hotel accommodation since prospects pay a much lower price. There are NO "cheap and good" packaged tours in real life.

3. Design Travel Pte Ltd does not accept deposits as Myanmar tourism is booming and hotels do not reserve rooms without immediate down payment. Prospective travellers are advised to book 1-2 months early.   

Payment will be in full and non-refundable
. Visas to Myanmar are charged at $55/pax if we process for you. It takes around 5 working days to get the visa.
Payment is made at Design Travel Pte Ltd, Blk 1002, Toa Payoh Lor 8, 01-1477, Singapore 319074 or phone +65 9668 6468 to meet you to collect payment.

4. Please buy your travel insurance in case of medical emergencies and cancellations,

5. It is best to plan 1-2 months ahead and to know what you want to do, rather than make last-minute bookings as there is a shortfall of high-quality hotel accommodation and an increase in hotel prices. 

FOR MORE INFO
E-mail judy@designtravelpl.com or tel David at +65 9668 6468


MYANMAR 7D/6N (Ygn - Bgn - Mdy- Inle - Ygn) Itinerary (4-6 pax)

 

Inle Lake 

Myanmar, Inle Lake Golden Island Cottages, visit in Oct 2008, designtravelpl.com, singapore tourists first time Myanmar. Plants to produce brooms for sweeping the floor.  Asiahomes.com Travels and Tours Myanmar, Inle Lake Golden Island Cottages, visit in Oct 2008, designtravelpl.com, singapore tourists first time
A Myanmar tour guide provides customised tours to the young couple. A few German and French nationals visited Bagan in October 2008 when I was there. Tourism was in decline then. In 2013, with several hundred thousands of international tourists pouring into Myanmar, prices of hotels and costs of domestic flights have increased considerably.   Lakeside villas in Inle Lake are much appreciated by tourists from cities like Singapore. Rentals have shot up due to a boom in tourism
Myanmar's Lake Inle - boat quay. Asiahomes.com Travels and Tours customised tour for singaporean tourists inle lake, myanmar, dry season designtravelpl.com Lake Inle. Mandatory 3 tourists/small boat. Life vests, umbrellas.  Asiahomes.com Travels and Tours
Famous sunset of Lake Inle, Myanmar. Boat ride, 6 pm. Oct 2008. Asiahomes.com Lake Inle, 880 metres above sea-level. Watching sunset. Boat excursion. Asiahomes.com
Ann's Restaurant by Inle Lake, Myanmar, designtravelpl.com, travel agency singapore Myanmar, Inle Lake Golden Island Cottages, visit in Oct 2008, designtravelpl.com, singapore tourists first time Myanmar, Inle Lake Golden Island Cottages, visit in Oct 2008, designtravelpl.com, singapore tourists first time
  Beautiful rustic view of lotus, clear waters and blue hills from the waterfront villas of Inle Lake. Lotus thrive in the clean waters and fertile soil of Inle Lake. 

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