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Myanmar Explorer: Burma & the Irrawaddy River - 2017

Yangon • Prome • 9-night Irrawaddy River Cruise • Bagan • Mingun • Mandalay

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Included Excursions

27 Included Excursions & Cultural Discoveries

  • Panoramic city tour of Yangon with a stop at the Sule Pagoda
  • Yangon city tour with visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the waterfront, the Scott market, and the national museum
  • Excursion to the 5th- to 9th-century archeological site of Thiri-ya-Kittiya, the former center of the Pyu civilization
  • Stop in Thayetmyo, with a visit to the local market at Myanmar's oldest golf course
  • Tour of the gilded Myatthalon Pagoda in Magwe, a magnificent Buddhist monument made from thousands of gold bricks
  • Visit teak monasteries in Salé and explore colonial style homes
  • Ascend Tan Kyi mountain by World War II Jeep for a spectacular sunset view over Bagan
  • Visit the famous Bagan Monuments along the Irrawaddy
  • Morning visit to the Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung Caves, where hundreds of Buddha statues reside
  • Stop at the Sambuddhal Kat Kyaw Pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images
  • Visit Mingun to see pagoda and the world's largest working bell
  • Explore the ancient capital of Ava, including visits to the beautiful teak Bagaya Kyaung monastery, the Menu Ok-Kyaung Monastery, and Nanmyin watchtower
  • Visit Amarapura, the Burmese royal capital, with a visit to the famous U-Bein Bridge
  • Tour of central Mandalay including visit to the Mahamuni Pagoda and Mandalay Hill

12 Cultural Discoveries

  • Travel like a local during an oxcart ride to a temple
  • Pick up some handmade items at Bagan's local fabric and rattan markets
  • Visit a lacquer workshop in Bagan, where you'll learn about this ancient decorative art, and perhaps bring home a souvenir
  • Get a glimpse into local life and culture during a walking tour of Shwe Pyi Thar village
  • Enjoy a traditional Burmese puppet show
  • Visit a pottery village in Yandabo, and watch artisans create beautiful works of art
  • Visit a local school in the village of Yandabo
  • A sunset sampan cruise
  • Enjoy a traditional Burmese dance show
  • Visit artisan workshops: gold leaf and tapestry making, wood and marble carving, and bronze casting
  • Enjoy two lectures during your river cruise: "Myanmar — Past & Present" and "Life Along the Irrawaddy River"

Plus, Get Out and Explore the Local Culture with These Activities:

  • Venture off on a bike rental to explore the temples of Bagan
  • Ascend Tan Kyi mountain by foot, or in a WWII jeep, for a spectacular sunset view over Bagan

Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Bagan
  • Yangon
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