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 A
3 Days/ 2 Nights to Bagan, Inle & Yangon
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.)
Bagan – Heho (by flight) – Inle Lake (by Boat)
After an early Breakfast, you will be transferred to the Nyaung U airport for your early flight to Heho. On arrival Heho, proceed to Nyaung Shwe where Inle Lake is situated. And then, transfer to hotel by boat for check-in.
After hotel check-in, start Inle Lake sightseeing by boat like unique leg-rowers and scenic beauty, fishing canoes using special methods for fishing and collecting seaweed, lakebed mud etc to make floating gardens. Then you will visit well known Nga Pe Chaung monastery. Lunch will be at Inn Tha Lay Restaurant. Afternoon, visit of Indein Village; It is Shwe Indaing pagoda complex where one will be totally amaze of ruined stup as from 13” century. After a nice stroll among the pagoda complex, walk back along the bamboo forest to the jetty to take back the boat to Inle Lake.
This mysterious place is at the end of the marvelous Indein creek, which connected with Inle Lake just after the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. The creek is narrow with many twist and turns. Since the both sides are paddy fields you can see the farmers ploughing and harrowing by water buffaloes. Finally, back to the hotel and enjoy your stay at very nice resort in Inle Lake. Dinner will be hosted at the hotel, (B/L/D)
(Inle Lake is located 1,328 meters above sea level and is approximately 22 km long and 11 km wide at its widest point. The lake is most famous for the extraordinary lives of the people who live on and around it, known as the ‘Intha’. They are famous for their boat rowing technique; using only one leg! There are many villages surrounding the lake and several temples and floating gardens.)
Heho – Yangon (by AM flight) – Departure by PM flight
After a Breakfast, you will have to transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Yangon (The Gate Way of Myanmar). On arrival, explore Yangon City before your departure flight.
The must Sightseeing is Shwedagon Pagoda; sheathed in 11 tons of pure gold and 4,350 diamonds weighing 1800 carats! Next, visit to the downtown area and have a stroll among the colonial buildings; Sule Pagoda, City Hall, High Court. Enjoy your tea Break at The Strand Hotel.
Finally, back to the airport and on the way visit to Kabar Aye Pagoda, which is significant for its Sixth Synod which was held in its large compound in 1954, Mahapasana Cave, located in the same compound. Lunch at outside local restaurant, (B/L)
(Yangon is with a population of over five million people, Yangon is the bustling former capital of Myanmar. The city boasts verdant parks, beautiful colonial buildings and the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Yangon was declared the capital of Myanmar in the late 19th Century by the British. They rebuilt the town after a fire destroyed it in 1841, hence the colonial influences in the architecture. The British renamed the city Rangoon, however it has been restored to its original Burmese name of Yangon since 1989 when the country was also renamed Myanmar (replacing the British name of Burma).
End of Trip
|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 Villa Inle Resort (Lake Front Single Villa room) in INle.||USD 778||USD 718||USD 666||USD 658||USD 150|
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-HEH & HEH-YGN
* 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