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Sentimental Journey
 
Tour Name : Sentimental Journey
Program : 14 Nights/ 15 Days
Destinations : Yangon, Mandalay to Bagan by River Cruise, Inle Lake and Ngapali Beach
Tamarind Code : 05
Special Consideration :
Ayravata Cruise operates 17th October through 1st May, Ngapali Beach opens for tourist 1st October through 30th April. This program will offer you honeymoon couple to enjoy most lovely holiday cruising on the Ayarwaddy river, exploring culture of Inthar people on the lake and relaxing days on the Bay of Bengal where are the best spots to spend time with your significant person.
   
  Brief Itinerary
 
Day 1: Arrive to Yangon
Day 2: Morning ritual in Yangon, Yangon to Mandalay by afternoon flight
Day 3: Mandalay - Amarapura visit
Day 4: Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin
Day 5: Pyin Oo Lwin to Mandalay - embarkation to Ayravata Cruise
Day 6: Mingun - Saggain - River Village
Day 7: Arrive to Bagan - embarkation - visiting in Bagan
Day 8: Bagan/ Heho by morning flight
Day 9: Inle Lake - 5 Day Market - Indein Village
Day 10: Inle Lake - Heho/ Thandwe - by morning flight - Ngapali Beach
Day 11: Ngapali Beach
Day 12: Ngapali Beach - Boat Excursion to Private Island
Day 13: Ngapali Beach - visit to fishing village
Day 14: Ngapali Beach - Thandwe/ Yangon by morning flight
Day 15: Yangon/ Bangkok
   
 

Tour Price USD per pax for 2 persons travelling together

Price quote mentions for 2 options based on choice of accommodations.

Price Valid 17 October 2010 to 03 April 2011

4 Star Deluxe Class Hotel

USD 3, 889 Included Breakfast
USD 4, 314 Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Price Valid 04 April 2011 to 01 May 2011

4 Star Deluxe Class Hotel

USD 3, 722 Included Breakfast
USD 4, 149 Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Hotel Accommodation for 4 Star Deluxe Class

 
Yangon:
Governor's Residence Deluxe
Mandalay: Rupar Mandalar Resort Deluxe
Pyin Oo Lwin Aureum Palace @ The Governor's House Deluxe
On Cruise: Ayravata Cruise Suite Bowl
Bagan: Aureum Palace Hotel Deluxe
Inle Lake: Inle Princess Resort Lake Front View Chalet
Ngapali: Amata Resort & Spa Cabana Cottage
 

Rates are inclusive of

 
Domestic airfare (Yangon/ Mandalay, Bagan/ Heho, Heho/ Thandwe, Thandwe/ Yangon)
Hotel accommodation twin sharing basis
Daily breakfast
Lunch & Dinner on Cruise
Transfer
Day 2 - Morning Ritual alms offering
          - Myanmar Traditional Massage
River Cruise From Mandalay to Bagan - 2 Nights
Day 7 - Horse Cart transfer to the temples to enjoy sunset in Bagan
Day 12 - BBQ Lunch
Day 14 - Facial treatment or Body Scrub at SPA
Air-conditioned vehicle
English Speaking Tour guide
Drinking Water
Porter charges
Entrance fees
Camera Fees
Government tax
Yangon International Airport tax USD 10.00 per person on departure day
 

Domestic Airlines :

Air Mandalay, Air Bagan

 

Ground Transportation:

Chartered vehicle; 3 seat capacity with air conditioning

 

Water Transportation:

Mandalay - Mingun - Saggaing to Bagan
Inle Lake
Boat Trip in Ngapali
 

Rates are exclusive of:

International airfare
Visa Fees to entry to Myanmar
Travel insurance
 

Single person visit, 3 persons & above tour price will be provided at client's inquiry.

   
 
Sentimental Journey Tour Detail Tour Booking

Daily alms-giving

Monks go on their round for alms every morning barefoot. They stop outside the laymen’s houses. If someone comes out with alms, they would receive it in silence. If no one comes to make offerings, they would go on their way. Each house holder gives what he can; quality or quantity does not matter as much as the spirit in which it is given.
The Buddha allows monks to accept food sent to them at their own place. They can also accept invitation to laymen’s houses to partake of alms-food.
People who cannot effort to send alms-food to the monasteries or invite monks to their own houses, have a chance of gaining merit by making offerings to the monks on their daily rounds.
Monks consider it an act of compassion for poor people to go round on alms rounds.
Even people who can afford to invite monks to partake of alms-food in their own houses do not want to miss the daily alms rounds; for this kind of offering alms is considered more meritorious.
It is spontaneous alms-giving without any wish for show or ostentation. There is also a spirit of impersonal and impartial good will.
Yellow robed brethren of the Buddha’s order came single file in procession of ten or fifteen, their jet black alms bowls cradled in their arms. With downcast eyes they stopped one after another and silently opened the lacquer lids of their bowls to receive the alms-food.
Since we was young, we watched in awe and reverence as the staid yellow-robed figures walked silently away into the long shaded alley speckled with the mild rays of the morning sun.

   
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