Tour C ( Nay Pyi Taw - Bagan - Mandalay )


8th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights
in Nay Pyi Taw From 23rd Feb – 26th Feb 2016
Myanmar Pre & Post stop over offer Presented by Columbus Travels & Tours

Post Tour C
3Days/ 2Nights to Bagan and Mandalay 

Day 01 
Nay Pyi Taw – Bagan (by Coach)

After an early Breakfast, you will be taken to Bagan (the ancient capital located in the central plains Myanmar) to witness 2,000 temples and stupas overwhelming the landscape. You will travel on the recently constructed Nay Pyi Taw Expressway. It takes you about 3hrs to reach Bagan. Upon arrival, you will be visited to Shwezigon Pagoda; a prototype of later Myanmar stupa and Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi Temple with fine mural pain-tings of Jataka scenes. Lunch will be at very nice local restaurant.

After hotel check-in and getting refreshment, resume your sightseeing to a lacquer ware industry and study the way of making lacquerware. In Myanmar, the origins of the lacquer seems to come from Bagan about 12th - 13th century. And then, visit to Manuha Temple with gigantic Buddha images, a captive king's impression of life in prison, Nanpaya; an Early-style temple with the finest stone carvings, Ananda Temple; an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross and finally stop at Shwesandaw Pagoda for the beautiful sunset. Your Dinner will be hosted at Nanda Restaurant with Puppet show.

Overnight at the hotel in Bagan, (L/D)


(Bagan with the advent of the 11th century and till the end of the 13th century, kings, generals and dignitaries spared no effort to have brick put upon brick, to build temples and pagodas one after the other with the solitary aim of favourably influencing their re-incarnation. It is believed as many as 12,000 temples and stupas once stood in the area; however, invasions, war and natural disasters have reduced most of these to rubble. Despite this, Bagan is home to more than 2,200 standing ancient temples today and as such, is Myanmar’s greatest architectural site. As there are more than 2000 temples & stupas. Indeed it is difficult to cover all temples within limited time. Therefore we have carefully selected only some major temples for you in order to avoid hectic tourism.  But if you want to see more temples, just let your guide or driver knows.  They can show you as much temples as possible within your stay.)

Day 02 

Bagan – Mandalay (By AM flight) – Amarapura

Today, we will fly to Cultural City of Myanmar; Mandalay in the morning. Upon arrival, direct excursion to Amarapura means City of Immortality founded in 1783 AD.
Visit Mahagandaryone monastery the largest teaching monastery in Myanmar. Daily at around 10:30 a.m, about 700 monks queue up for their last meal ( lunch ) of the day. Then enjoy the great serenity of 1.2km long U Bein wooden Bridge ,built since 1782 with over1700 huge teak pillars, is one of the worth visiting sites and Taung- ta-man lake that will give you an enchanting experience. Then continue your tour by visiting the handicraft workshops such as bronze sculpture, gold leaf beating and marble stone carving. Lunch will be at outside local restaurant. 

After that hotel late check in and then, visit to the Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings; Kuthodaw Pagoda, often called the world’s largest book. Finish your tour by visiting Mandalay Hill, the natural watch-tower for the visitors to watch sunrise or sunset over the city plains. And then, drive back to your hotel. Dinner at outside local restaurant and Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay, (B/L/D)

(Mandalay is located 668 km north from Yangon and the last capital of the Burmese Kingdom. Mandalay embodies all the elements of Myanmar’s ancient educational, social and cultural system yet the city is also heavily influenced by the Chinese who have relocated here since the Burma foreign trade restrictions were eased.)

Day 03

Mandalay Departure (by Afternoon flight)

After an early Breakfast, visit to famous Mahamuni Pagoda (important pilgrimage site) before transfer to the airport.
After learning the beautiful history of its, head to the airport for your departure flight, (B)

End of Trip

PRICE DETAILS

Hotel TOUR PRICE PER PERSON IN USD:
2 pax 3-4 pax 5-6 pax 7-10 pax Single Supplement
Bagan Hotel (Deluxe room) in Bagan and Hotel Mandalay (Deluxe room) in Mandalay.  USD 447 USD 399 USD 342 USD 336 USD 75

Remark; if client would like to stay at Single Room each, we have to add Single Supplement for each pax.

PRICE INCLUDED PRICE EXCLUDED
 
* Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast (Twin/Double Sharing Basic)
* Full Board Meals (as per program)
* Transfers/Sightseeing with Private A/C Car
* Domestic airfares for NYU-MDL
* Entrance Fees
* English Guide
*Boat fees at Inle Lake
 
* Visa Fees
 
* International Airport Tax
 
* Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, Laundry, tips, beverages….)
 
* All no mentioned