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Rangoon Diaries
The mesmeric land of Pagodas, misty mountains and tangled jungles

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Myanmar. Witness the architectural marvels while sipping on some authentic Burmese tea. Walk through the palm and tamarind covered landscape along the lazy-flowing Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) river. Soak in the grandeur of hazy silver-grey of distant mountains that frame this great land.

Accomdations

4*
5*

Service Level

Luxury
All Inclusive

Transportation

Private

Food

Vegan
Vegetarian
Non Veg

Age

12 to 65 years

Difficulty

Easy

Fitness Guide

No specific fitness level required.

Who is this tour for?

Solo Men, Solo Women, Young Age Couple, Middle Age Couple , Senior Couple, Family with Kids, Family with Parents, Family & Friends
Tour Map

Tour Experience

Immerse yourself in the magnificent architecture, its lavish ornaments of pure gold. Witness the very kitsch, lively and colorful religious practices of the Burmese people. Sip on sweet milky tea accompanied by steamed buns.

  • Experience the local Burmese culture
  • Pamper your taste buds with authentic Burmese cuisine
  • Witness the lively and colorful cultural practices
  • Be enthralled by the grandiose of the golden pagodas
  • Indulge in Burmese sweet tea accompanied by blissful steamed buns
  • Walk through the palm covered banks of the Irrawaddy river
  • Enjoy Responsible tourism

4N/ 5D

Departure: Any day

You will be doing:

Photography
Temple Visit
Shopping
Medieval Architecture
Local Interaction
Monastrey Visit

You will be experiencing:

Culture
Pilgrimage
Local Sightseeing
Responsible Tourism

Itinerary

1 Yangon

Welcome to Yangon, a rich cultural destination of Myanmar.

We begin your trip with your arrival to Yangon International Airport. Here you will be greeted by your Ecohunters' tour guide. From the airport you will be escorted to your choice of star accommodation, where you can enjoy some leisure time while you rest up for your travel through the cultural heartlands of Myanmar.

  • Yangon International Airport
  • Yangon City
10 km None
None +
Yangon
3*, 4*, 5*
Neighbourhood Walk, Cafe hopping
Culture, Local Sightseeing
Lunch, Dinner

2 Rangoon City Tour

We Begin the day with a leisurely walking tour of Yangon from the Sule Pagoda to the Maharbandoola Park that houses the 48 meters large golden dome. You are then taken to the heart of the city to indulge your senses in a culturally rich shopping experience at the Bogyoke or Scott market, known for the abundant Myanmars handicarfts and gem shops.

The tour then takes you to the Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha temple in Bahan Township of Yangon. The temple is known to houses one of the most revered reclining Buddha images in the country that runs 66 meters long, forming one of the largest images of Buddha in Myanmar otherwise known as Burma.

Indulge your taste buds to a decadent meal of local classics such as Faluda, Mohinga, Por Offal, Shan Noodles and Mandalay Beer.

After lunch, the tour continues to the world famous Shwedagon Pagoda that dates back to about 2600 years and is enshrined with 8 sacred hairs of the Buddha. This Pagoda is claimed to be the world richest golden dome that is about 99 meters long and the sides of which are coated with 60 tons of pure gold.

End your day at the Kandawgyi Par, nestled by the quaint Kandawgyi Lake, said to mirror the innumerable colors of the sky. Post the relaxing evening at the lake you are guided back to the hotel where you’ll stay the night.

  • Sule Pagoda
  • Mahabandoola Park
  • Bogyoke
  • Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha
  • Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Kandawgyi Park
None +

3 Bagan City

Your day begins with a a scrumptious breakfast, after which you are transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Nyaung U, 10 Kms drive from the city of Bagan. As you arrive, you will be escorted to your Hotel at Bagan, by our very own Ecohunter’s tour guide to freshen up and keep your luggage.

Once settled in begin your exploration of the city of Bagan also known as the land of thousands antiquated pagodas and lush foliage.

Start our trip by visiting the Shwezigon Pagoda, the first gold pagoda built in Burma enshrining Gautama Buddha's relics, followed by your visit to the Ananda Temple, home to of four larger than life standing statues of Buddha, each facing in one of the four cardinal directions.

Continuing the exploration and discovery of Myanmar’s rich cultural and religious history the tour takes you to the Gubyaukgyi Temple at Myinkaba - an Indian style pagoda built in the year 1113 whose exterior seems to be untouched by environmental forces.

Experience the calming bliss of the Htilominlo Temple whose name means "blessings of the three worlds" housing four images of Buddha facing in the four cardinal directions followed by a trip to the Sulamani Temple - a Buddhist edifice rebuilt in the year 1994

  • Nyaung U
  • Shwezigon Pagoda
  • Gubyaukgyi Temple
  • Htilominlo Temple
20 km None
None +
Bagan
3*, 4*, 5*
Medieval Architecture, Photography, Temple Visit
Culture, Pilgrimage, Architecture, World Heritage Site
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

4 Bagan

While in Bagan you can’t help but notice the incredible and colourful collection of lacquer-ware throughout the city. Ecohunter’s, as a part of your tour, brings to you an authentic experience of curating your own little souvenir in a Lacquer-ware workshop hosted and taught by a village expert.

The cultural immersion continues with a visit to Dhammayazika. The Dhammayazika Pagoda is a Buddhist temple located in the village of Pwa Saw, east of Bagan. The temple built in the year 1196 during the reign of King Narapati Sithu, is circular in design, made of bricks. Its three terraces contain terra cotta tiles illustrating scenes from the Jataka.

The day ends as you are escorted back to the Nyaung U airport for your flight back to Yangon

Indulge your senses to a wide spread of Burmese and Chinese delicacies local to the region as you unwind from your experiences of the day

  • Paw Saw village
  • Dhammayazika Pagoda
  • Nyaung U Airport
  • Yangon
24 km None
None +
Yangon
3*, 4*, 5*
Local Interaction, Photography, Medieval Architecture
Culture, World Heritage Site, Architecture, Responsible Tourism
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

5 BYE BYE

Enjoy the day at Yangon, as you explore the areas around the hotel and treat your palate to the delectable street food available in the city.

The trip comes to an end as you are transported to the Yangon Airport, for your flight back to your city.

  • Yangon City
  • Yangon International Airport
10 km None
None +

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotels your choice of 3*/4*/5* hotels
  • English speaking guide during the tour.
  • Shows and sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Transportation by private sedan
  • 01 bottle (500 ml) of drinking water for each pax per day.
  • Meals as the tour code ( B: Breakfast, L: lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Domestic flights mentioned

Exclusions

  • International flight ticket & airport tax
  • Personal expenses: Tel, Fax, Mini Bar, Laundry,etc.
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Compulsory Tip for local guide and driver (USD/PAX/DAY)
  • Surcharge with other languages guide.
  • Surcharge at hotel case by case

Advisory

Culture Advisory :

  • Don't point a finger straight in others' faces.
  • Don't point with your foot: In Myanmar the feet convey messages.
  • Pointing with your feet means disrespect.
  • Don't touch anybody on the head, The head is the most esteemed part of the body.

Exchange Rate:

1 Myanmar Kyat = 0.053 Indian Rupee

Visa:

E- Visa facility, Visa on Arrival for INdian nationals

$50 one time Visa fee

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Accomodations
From unique home stays and hotels to sleeping moored under the stars in a tranquil bay, our options will provide you with the most authentic experience possible

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