Your new best friend, our sweet local guide, will pick you up at Mandalay Airport. Next up is lunch by the almighty Ayeyarwaddy River. After you have filled your stomach with some delicious cuisine, you hop on the boat to a charming village across the river.Here you are unlikely to encounter any other tourists while you get great insight into how most Burmese go about their lives. Next up is another little trip with your private boat. Which takes you downstream to the legendary Mingun Ruin that is likely to take your breath away. After navigating back to Mandalay, Zay Cho Market awaits with mountains of local produce induced with the aroma of an ocean of herbs.
This entire day is dedicated to you. Well, of course, but by that we mean that you we know our highlights as well as our alleys. Therefore, it’s totally up to you. Is it Mandalay Hill or is it a cup of tea at a local tea shop? We obviously have many good plans for a day like this, and we’re to talk to you about what exactly is your preference. Private car and guide included.
Early departure by car to Pyin Oo Lwin train station, hold your breath above the gorge as you cross Gohteik Viaduct, train to Naung Bein (first stop after Gohteik), pick up here by car to go the rest of the way to Hsipaw. We recommend – but do not include – a drink by the river, which is a 3-minute walk from your cozy hotel. Lunch and guide are included.
Local guide meets you at the hotel, you all go trekking for the day among incredible rice landscapes. Special Shan lunch at local family included.
Note, it’s very possibly to pay extra in order to spend an extra night and sleep in a village in the mountains.
Hsipaw to Pyin Oo Lwin by private car, lunch at December Restaurant not included, Botanical Gardens, entrance included, continue back to Mandalay for leisure time.
Mandalay to Sagain, donation at monastery in Sagain, Monywa – Pho Win Daung caves, back to Monywa hotel.
Monywa sightseeing (Baw di tha htaung, Than Boet Day Temple), lunch in Pakokku and private boat the rest of the way to Bagan.
Transfer from hotel to Shwezigone Pagoda where your bikes await. Full day sightseeing with guide on bikes. Later pick up in New Bagan, transfer to hotel by car. Lunch excluded.
Same as Day 8, but earlier return to hotel for relaxation – and then a transfer to the jetty for the sunset boat. Lunch excl.
Transfer to Bagan airport, morning flight to Heho, transfer to Nyaung Shwe, check-in, leisure. Lunch excl.
Inle sightseeing full-day, guide included. Lunch excluded.
Inle and Inn Thein pagoda sightseeing, full-day. Guide incl. Lunch excl.
Transfer to Heho airport, flight to Yangon, sightseeing and Shwezigone Pagoda in the late afternoon/evening. Guide included. lunch excluded.
Airport transfer at any time of your convenience included. Guide and lunch not included.
Ans :The local currency used is called Kyat (pronounced “chat”, abbreviated as Ks). The currency exchange rate is around 1,500 Kyats against the US Dollar. This rate is of September 2019. You can see an updated rate at www.xe.com.
Ans :Currently, credit cards are generally accepted in Myanmar. We advise you to bring enough US Dollars for your travel, accommodation, shopping and dining expenses. Some travel agencies and hotels may accept but you have to check with them before you arrive.
With few exceptions, you should only rely on VISA and Master Card. Only up-market shops and hotels will accept these as way of payment. Most of the time, you will use your credit card to take out local cash currency.
It’s absolutely imperative that your US dollars appear BRAND NEW. Literally the slightest shadow of a crease, a mark from a pen or any kind of blemish will immediately render your money useless. Over the years, thousands of tourists have had to leave Myanmar earlier than planned as a consequence of not heeding this advice!
Please also note that US dollars will be accepted as payment at your hotel and for flight tickets, but whenever you go to a regular restaurant, shop or market, only local currency is accepted.
Ans :The amount of US Dollars you should bring will depend on your length of stay and which part of country you will be traveling. You are welcome to contact us at Myanmazing if you would like some help to calculate your specific need.