Individual tour along the route
Yangon – Amarapura – Mandalay – Awa – Sagaing – Bagan – Mount Popa – Ngapali
Duration: 13, 14 and 15 nights
Departures daily: Aeroflot, Vietnam Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways
Day 1 Departure from Moscow
Day 2 Arrival in Yangon. Free time in Yangon Meeting with the guide and transfer to the hotel. Free time
Day 3 Flight to Mandalay. Sightseeing tour of Mandalay.
Airport transfer. Flight to Mandalay (1 hour 20 minutes). Upon arrival at the airport transfer to Amarapura. Visit MAHAGANDAYON, the famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study, the 200-year-old U BEIN teak bridge, built in 1782, at the time when Amarapura was the royal capital, BAGAYA MONASTERY with a unique collection of Buddha statues. On the way, stop at a traditional weaving workshop. Return to Mandalay and check-in at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit MAHAMUNI Pagoda with its impressive golden-leafed Buddha image, SHWE INBIN, one of the most famous monasteries in the country, SHWE NAN DAW KYAUNG, which is a magnificent example of a traditional wooden building, and KUTHODAW PAGODA, which is known as the largest world book, consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. Night in Mandalay
Day 4 Excursion to Ava and Sagaing
Visit the ancient capital of AVE, built in 1364, ride on a horse-drawn cart to the NANMYINT observation tower, the only remaining element of the ancient royal palace, visit the MAHA AUNGMYE BONZAN monastery, built of brick and plaster and the BARGAYAR monastery, the famous impressive wooden carvings and teak piles. After that, an excursion to the SAGAING hill, the top and slopes of which are decorated with hundreds of snow-white pagodas; there are many Buddhist monasteries, in which thousands of monks live, and more than 100 meditation centers. This place is revered as one of the main religious centers of the country. The terrace of the temple offers an amazing panoramic view of the surroundings. Night in Mandalay
Day 5 Flight to Bagan. Sightseeing tour of Bagan
Transfer to the airport and flight to Bagan (30 minutes). Transfer to the hotel. Sightseeing tour of Bagan with a visit to the local market, visiting the most significant pagodas and temples, such as SHWEZIGON, built by the king of Anawrahta in the early 11th century, KU BYAUK GYI with magnificent examples of wall paintings, KHAY MIN GA, which offers stunning panoramic views of numerous monuments around, and ANANDA with four huge images of the Buddha and numerous statues. In the afternoon, excursion to the lacquer workshop near the village of MYINKABA and visit famous temples such as MANUHA, built in the Mon style in 1059, NANBAYA, a unique sandstone monument believed to be the palace of King Manuha, and MYINGABA GU BYAUKGYI, famous with their old frescoes. Overnight in Bagan
Day 6 Excursion to Mt. Popa
Drive along a picturesque road to Mt. Popa, an extinct volcano considered sacred because, according to legend, the spirits of nature live there. You can climb the 777 steps to the top of the volcano and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view. Overnight in Bagan
Day 7 Flight to Ngapali Beach. Rest on the coast
Transfer to the airport. Flight to Ngapali Beach (1 hour 10 minutes). Transfer to the selected hotel (by hotel bus). Vacation on the coast.
Day 14 Flight to Yangon. Sightseeing tour of Yangon
Transfer to the airport (by hotel bus). Flight to Yangon (1 hour 20 minutes). Transfer to the hotel. Sightseeing tour of Yangon with a visit to the city center, built in the colonial style, the SULE pagoda, which is more than 2000 years old, Mahabandula Park, the 70-meter statue of the reclining Buddha CHAUK HTAT GYI, the Royal barge KARAWEIK and the BOGYOKE market, where numerous shops are concentrated. In the afternoon drive to SHWEDAGON Pagoda, one of the most impressive religious monuments. The golden dome of SHWEDAGON Pagoda rises to 98 meters and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Dinner with a national performance (for an additional fee, $ 12). Night in Yangon
Day 15 Departure from Yangon
Transfer to the airport. Departure from Yangon (selected airline, see flight schedule below)
Visa to Myanmar
Russians and citizens of the CIS to visit Myanmar need to apply for a visa in advance. A visa is issued in Moscow at the Embassy of Myanmar, or obtained upon arrival at the airport when issuing an invitation 2 weeks before arrival.
- Passport valid for at least 6 months:
3. Color photographs – 2 pcs.
Processing time: 7-10 business days.
There are 2 types of visas:
- Fit Visa (Foreign Individual Traveler) – Issued by the embassy to the tourist without requiring additional documents from him. Those entering the country on this visa are required to exchange 200 USD for 200 FEC at the Yangon airport.
- Package Tour Visa – Issued by the embassy only upon presentation of a visa support letter from the host country. Typically, such a letter is issued by the tour operator after the tourist has paid in advance for hotels.
Myanmar is one of the few countries in the world that offers online visa processing. An e-visa is issued online. Approved visa applications are sent by email. A printout of this permit must be presented at the Immigration Office upon arrival in Myanmar (at Yangon or Mandalay International Airports).
Types of Myanmar visas.
Myanmar visas are of various types, depending on the purpose and duration of the applicant’s stay in Myanmar: short-stay visa (type C), transit visa (type A and B), national visa (type D).
The most common Myanmar visas are the first type, namely the “short-stay visa type C”. Such visas are tourist, business and guest – depending on the purpose of the applicant’s trip to Myanmar.
To apply for a visa to Myanmar online, you need to have the following documents:
– International passport
– 2 questionnaires (issued in English)
– 3 photos
– an invitation (tour/voucher) or a fax is attached to the request.