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Manaw Festival Tour

Manaw is the colourful festival of the Kachin people who live in Burma's distant northern Myitkyina and held annually in January. Manaw festival basically refers to a reunion ceremony and traditionally a Nat Festival. The festival honours guardian spirits, and the Padian Nat who are believed to be the protector of Kachin community. Besides, the local people organize it to show their gratitude to ancestral spirits then expect and pray for a bright future.

Tour duration: 08 days 07 nights
Start: Yangon – Finish: Yangon
Tour type: Cultural
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour route: Yangon - Myitkyinar - Kachin - Mandalay

Day 01: Yangon Arrival (D)
Day 02: Yangon – Myitkyinar (B) (Flight)
Day 03: Myitkyinar (B)
Day 04: Manaw Festival (B)
Day 05: Fly back to Mandalay (B) (Flight)
Day 06: Mandalay Ancient Capitals (B)
Day 07: Boat Trip To Mingun (B)
Day 08: Mandalay - Yangon Departure (B) (Flight)

Day 01: (08/1) Arrival Myanmar

Upon arrival at Yangon airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit the Sule pagoda and the bustling downtown area, taking in the rich colonial architecture and bustling streets and markets. In the afternoon we make our way to the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which is home to a huge Colossal Reclining Buddha and Karaweik Hall, a floating barge on Kandawgyi Lake. The highlight of the day is a visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, the most outstanding and revered Buddhist pagoda in Burma, whose golden stupa dominates the skyline of Yangon. This is also the most ideal spot from which to watch the sunset in Yangon. Return to the hotel for rest and free to discover the city at night.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Welcomed dinner

Day 02: (09/1) Fly to Myitkyinar

After breakfast, being transferred to the airport for the flight to Myitkinar, transit in Mandalay. Upon arrival, spend time for refreshment. In the afternoon, take an excursion to Myitson located 45 km away from Myikyinar. It is orginated from the confluence of Malikha and Manka Rivers. Enjoy boat trip along Myitson and see the spectacular it offers. Drive back to Myitkyinar and, enroute stop to visit Karain Naw Bridge. Overnight at Myitkyinar.
Accommodation in Myitkyinar
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: (10/1) Myitkyinar

Visit the colourful local market in the morning then gilded Hsu Taung Pye Zedidaw pagoda which is situated on the banks of Irrawaddy River, and silver plated Andawshin Paya zedi. In the afternoon, attend the preparation of Manaw festival with the local Kachin people. Overnight at Myitkyinar.
Accommodation in Myitkyinar
Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: (11/1) Manaw Festival

This day the entire town is overwhelmed with a festive atmosphere of the Manaw festival. Enjoy and experience the festival. You may want to visit Manaw night market at the end of the day. Overnight at Myitkyinar.
Accommodation in Myitkyinar
Meal: Breakfast

Day 05: (12/1) Fly to Mandalay

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight back to Mandalay. Free at leisure on your own and overnight in Mandalay.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 06: (13/1) Mandalay Ancient Capitals

Today we travel outside the city to the Buddha land of Sagaing. This religion hub presents the education for monks with different level. Visit Sagaing University, followed by another visit to Buddha cave and U Min Thonze Pagoda, Soon U Pon Nya Shin Pagoda, Tupayon temple where you can enjoy the great view of Mandalay. This afternoon we will travel to Ava, Amarapura to discover the Maha Aungmye Bonzan, Gabaya Monastery, Leaning Nam Myint Tower and the nearby attractions. Enjoy a walk over U Bein bridge, the longest teak wood bridge in Myanmar. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the ancient capital of Bagan, one of Asia’s most extraordinary destinations.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 07: (14/1) Boat trip to Mingun

Start your sightseeing today with a boat ride upstream to Mingun, home to Mingun pagoda, Pahtodawgyi, the huge Mingun Bell, Hsinbyume. Our local expert will be pleased to introduce you the life of people who live on the banks of Irrawaddy River. After lunch, we travel back to Mandalay city centre to explore Mahamuni Image Pagoda then the Royal Mandalay vestiges and relics covering Imperial Palace, Golden Palace Monastery, well-known for its exquisite wood carvings and Kuthodaw Pagoda also known as the world biggest book. The highlight of this day is the panoramic sunset from the peak of Mandalay Hill.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 08: (15/1) Mandalay - Yangon Departure

After breakfast, check out then drive back to Yangon for your departure flight home or connect to other interesting trips by Burma Senses Travel & Tours, enroute we stop in Pathein to visit the most famous umbrella hand made workshops.
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast

What's included ?

- Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation in twin shared room
- Boat trip as stated in above sights
- Local English speaking guides
- Domestic flights as mentioned
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
- Government tax and service charge
- Cool mineral water and tower during the tours

What's Excluded ?

- Visa on arrival for Burma USD. 60/per person
- International airport departure tax
- Travel Insurance in all kinds
- Other meals not mentioned
- Single room (quoted separately)
- Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others

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