Fixed Date - 19~24 Nov 2014/ Collective tours for french
8-Day * Yangon - Taungyi - Inlay lake- Bagan -Mt Popa - Yangon
Post tours to Ngapali beach is available
Myanmar has full of festivals throughout
year. Mostly after rainy season, the pagoda festivals are held
every part of country in small to large scale. In this
programmed, we would like to introduce a large festival “Hot air
balloon” in Taungyi, the capital of Shan State and “Shwezigon”
pagoda festival in Bagan and a small Nat event in Mt Popa.
“Hot air balloon” festival / Peak day 13th
waxing to full moon of Tazaungmone * 19~24 Nov 2014
Taunggyi is the capital of Shan State and is
at an elevation of 4,712 feet (1,436 m) above sea level. The
name Taunggyi means "big mountain" . The Taunggyi hot-air
balloon competition is one of the most popular festivals in
Myanmar during winter. Traditionally this balloon raising
ceremony is to pay homage to Sulamuni Pagoda said to be in the
abode of the celestial beings by sending up lighted hot air
balloons. The festival is also a competition by who can send up
the most elaborate and decorated hot air balloons.
The hot-air balloons are made up of hand-made paper beautifully
designed with colorful fireworks and firecrackers. It is divided
into 2 parts: day for amateur and night for professional locally
called Mee Gyi Seinnaban. In the Day part, the balloons released
are made in the form of the elephant, pig, cow, birds, duck,
etc. Seinnaban Mee Gyi and party release in the night. Seinnaban
means “diamond earrings that emphasizes the beauty”.
Although more famous night balloon is, the
balloon during the day is still impressive. When launching, the
amorphous pile rising up slowly in hot and fantastic creatures
in various forms appear slowly and drift into winter wind. Some
entries are not as lucky, a gust of wind or a touch reckless and
wandering torch cause damage the creations. This festival is
held annually and is accompanied by a procession of communal
monk robe weaving. Monk robe offering ceremony is celebrated on
full moon day of Tazaungmone.
“Shwezigon” pagoda festival / Peak days on
13th waxing to 1st waning of Tazaungmone * Nov. 6- Dec 8, 2014
Shwezigone pagoda festival is held in lunar
calendar Tazaungmone usually fall in November. The festival is
visited by thousand of villagers from around the pagoda. There
are evening entertainment programs such as Zat (a variety of
dances, songs, short and long plays), Anyeint (a performance of
a few hours in which a number of 'jokers' caricature current
situations). Open air screenings of popular movies are also
sometimes shown. There are food stalls, shops selling local
products, magic shows, puppet shows so on. The little girls are
in their best dress and put on maybe a little bit too much make
On full moon day (10 Nov.), there is a communal offering of food
and various domestic articles to the monks from the nearby
monasteries. The festivities will start to wind down after the
full moon peak.
NAT Offertories changing, Mt Popa
eve and full moon day of Tazaung Mone. (Nov 2014)
This is the small event. New offertories are
being changed. The believers come for such offertories are
changed to new ones. The Nat medium plays performing service
between the believers and spiritual statue. Nat-worshipers and
the followers join in the any Nat festival with either a strong
belief or for mere fun.
Day 01/ Arrival Yangon ( Any available flight )
( - / - / D )
Welcome at airport for each individual group.
Transfer to hotel. Dress up and make the day at own idea. At 4
PM meet at hotel’s lobby then group tour starts to Shwedagon
pagoda, the most prominent land mark of Yangon. Welcome dinner
at Golden duck restaurant at the south of Shwedagon pagoda.
Hotel – Summit Parkview
www.summityangon.com or Hotel Yangon
Day 02/ Yangon - Heho flight Etd 14:30 ( 1:10 hr
( B / L / D )
Morning tour to Yangon city center – walking
down to main roads, viewing old buildings in colonial days,
Yangon river front and china town. Lunch will be served on the
way to airport. Fly to Heho. From airport, it takes about 50 min
drive to Nyaung Shwe, the entrance to Inlay lake. Before getting
Nyaung Shwe, a couple of stops shall be made for taking photos
and visit Shwe Yan Pyay old Shan monastery. Dinner and overnight
at hotel in Nyaung Shwe.
Hotel – Hupin (Nyaung Shwe)
www.hupinhotelmyanmar.com or similar
Day 03/ Inlay lake
( B / L / D )
Visit Inlay Lake exists 900 meters above the
sea level and the home land of Inthar tribe. Visit the regional
once in every fifth day market takes place around the different
area of the Inle Lake if today coincides with the market day.
Ngaphechaung monastery (formerly also known as jumping cat
monastery for trained jumping cats) – more than one and a half
century old monastery with its collection of ancient Buddha
Images. Other attractions include unique leg-rowing style and
fishing method of the Innthar; floating gardens and vegetable
plantations; and weaving factory and black smith. Dinner and
overnight at hotel in Nyaung Shwe.
Day 04/ Nyaung Shwe - Taungyi
( B / L / D )
After breakfast leisurely walk across Nyaung
Shwe for an hour. At late morning heading to Taungyi. The town
exists on First visit around Taungyi Bazar. From afternoon till
night, enjoy the festival scene and revelers with colorful
Accommodation – Preferred stay at one hotel in Taungyi. Incase
of no accommodation available, back to Nyaung Shwe.
Hotel – Taungyi hotel or Hupin (Nyaung Shwe)
Day 05/ 9 Nov 2011( Wed) Heho - Bagan flight
Etd 16:00 ( 1:00 hr flying via Mdl)
( B / L / D )
After breakfast, have a panoramic view of
Taungyi from the ridge on the east of the city, and the
prominent high point, the spur. Then go about festival site to
view more functions of festival competition. Lunch at a local
restaurant. At late afternoon fly to Bagan. The rest of evening,
observation tour about Shwezigon pagoda site.
Hotel – Thazin Garden
www.thazingardenhotel.com or Bagan Thande hotel
Day 06/ 10 Nov 2011( Thu) Bagan – Mt Popa
( B / L / D )
Bagan, one of Asia's most popular
archaeological destinations and one out of two most pre-eminent
religious old cities in South East Asia.After breakfast visit to
Nyaung Oo market. Then drive to Popa. Visit home of 37
Nats(spirit beings). Mt. Popa Pagoda by climbing 777 steps with
local visitors. Lunch at local restaurant. Late afternoon drive
back to Bagan. View sunset from a temple terrace. After dinner,
going about Shwezigon pagoda festival.
Day 07/ Bagan
( B / L / D )
Today visit Bagan to most distinctive pagodas
and monuments: Gubyaukgyi Temple ( Wetkyiinn village) – the 13th
century 'cave temple' with fine frescoes of scenes from
Jakarta's; Anada Temple – one of the masterpieces surviving and
remaining in Bagan and considered to be in the Mon architecture
style. A visit to the lacquer ware factory followed by a visit
to local village. Optional horse-cart ride among the nooks of
old temple is very exclusive experience.
Overnight in Bagan.
Day 08/Bagan - Yangon - flight Etd 9:00 ( 1:15
hr flying)/ Yangon - Onward departure flight
( B / L
Upon arrival , stay at a big restaurant for short relax and
dress up. Observation tour around Bogyoke market. Then transfer
to your individual flight.
Those wish to extend Ngapali beach can start on 12 Nov.
US Dollar ………. per person for twin sharing
US Dollar ……….. per person for single stay
Child rate is not applicable and only adult are recommended.
For every 16 Paying pax, One pax will have FOC based in
twin sharing room.
Accommodation with breakfast
Domestic air tickets and airport tax
Lunch x 7 times & Dinner x 8 times
Transfers and transportation by private A/C vehicles
Services included in the program
(Tours-excursions-entrance fees-boat fees)
Airport porters, mineral water,
Local Italian speaking guide
Drinks, Beverages, Tips, Personal expenses
Services not mentioned in the service include part