5 days tour will provide you the best destinations of Myanmar. Start tour in Yangon – the former capital of Myanmar then go to Bagan - the first Empire of Myanmar and then Mandalay - the last royal capital of Myanmar.
Arrival at Yangon International Airport. Welcome by our well-experienced guide. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Start excursion to city center, colonial style buildings and Sule Pagoda - a landmark in downtown Yangon. Proceed visit the Shwedagon Pagoda- described by Somerset Maugham: "The Shwedagon rose superb, glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city." This massive bell-shaped stupa rises nearly 100 meters above its hill-top surroundings. Wander through this magnificent structure and its courtyards, stupas, bells, temples, and Buddha images, and see religious and secular visitors from all parts of the globe. Shwedagon has become the symbol of Myanmar.
Dinner with Cultural Show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Take the early morning flight to Bagan where you will spend the whole day exploring the architectural masterpieces of this amazing ancient town, living treasure house of Buddhist architectural beauties. Bagan, one of Asia’s most popular archaeological destinations and one out of two most pre-eminent religious old cities in South East Asia. The sightseeing starts with a visit to Nyaung U Market – a typical local market; followed by visits to most distinctive pagodas such as Shwezigon Pagoda – the holiest one believed to be enshrined with Buddha tooth and hair; Htilominlo Temple- the largest temples of Bagan, Ananda Temple- King Kyansittha’s masterpiece and the crowning achievement of the early style temple of architecture, Thatbyinnyu Temple- the highest building on the Bagan plain.
In the afternoon, continue to Myinkabar Gubyaukgyi Temple- well known for its wall painting depicting scenes from the Jataka, Manuha, Nanbaya, Dhamanyangyi Temple- built by King Narathu in 12th century which displayed the finest brickwork in Bagan. Enjoy sunset over bagan from Shwesandaw Pagoda.
Lunch and dinner at Local Restaurant. Overnight in Bagan.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transfer to the airport for morning flight to Mandalay, the spiritual heart of Myanmar. On the way to Mandalay, stop at Amarapura- the “City of Immortals” and visit the 150 year old Mahagandayon Monastery, a famous Buddhist Learning Center. It is home to a thousand monks, who will form a procession as they go to take their noon and final meal of the day at 10:30. Continue to U Bein Wooden Bridge built in 1782. And visit the Myanmar traditional hand-weaving silk workshop.
In the Afternoon, Sightseeing in Mandalay - the last capital of Myanmar Kingdom, includes Mahamuni Buddha Image – believed to be cast in bronze in front of Buddha himself and nowadays gilded with thick gold leaf; gold leaf hammering, marble carving, and tapestry making, Shwenandaw monastery – still existing masterpiece of last Myanmar kingdom’s architecture in teak and wood carving; Kuthodaw Pagoda – renowned as the world’s largest book; and Mandalay Hill – regarded a natural watch tower in the plain region of Mandalay – to view the sunset.
Lunch and dinner at Local Restaurant. Overnight Stay at hotel in Mandalay.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Take the morning flight back to Yangon. Visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda where the biggest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar (73m long) is situated.
In the afternoon, visit Swedaw Paya (Buddha’s Tooth Relic), Kabar Aye (World Peace Pagoda), Buddhist Museum and Mahapasana Cave where the Buddhist Synods are held. Finally visit to Bogyoke Market used to be called Scott Market, the largest market in Yangon with time to browse among the hundreds of stalls for souvenir bargains, arts & crafts souvenir shopping center.
Lunch and dinner at Local Restaurant and overnight in Yangon.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
On the way to Airport, visit “Kyauktawgyi Pagoda and Royal White Elephant”. Kyauktawgyi Pagoda is also known as Lawka Chanthar Arbayar Laba Muni Buddha Image. Within the walking distance from Minn Dhamma Hill, there is an Elephant house where the three white elephants are kept.
Lunch at Local Restaurant. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure flight.
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Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.
This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.
Step 3: Send the visa approval letter via email to you after 2 working days
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).
Step 4: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($45 for single entry visa; $65 for 1 month multiple entry visa and $95 for 3 multiple entry visa). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.
Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.
What are the differences between this process and getting visa at Vietnam embassies?
It is only applicable for those who travel to Vietnam by air. You only need fill out the visa application form online instead of visiting the Vietnam embassies or sending documents to Embassies over by post.The online visa application does not require sending your passport away.You get a visa approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department indicating that you are allowed to enter Vietnam and have your visa stamped upon arrival at one of Vietnam international airports.
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