This exciting 7-day adventure will take you to different amazing places in Myanmar. First stop is the capital city of Yangon where you will visit ancient monument and structures. This will be followed by a journey to the marvelous city of Mandalay where more ancient sites await you. You will also tour wonderful sites along Inle Lake and Bagan.
- Explore the magnificent ancient and present-day sites of Yangon
- Learn about the Buddhist belief and religion at the world’s biggest book in Mandalay
- Visit the sacred sites in Mandalay
- Learn about Mandalay’s traditional crafts
- Stroll across the 200 year old U Bein Bridge and experience the beautiful sunset
- Explore exciting and beautiful sites surrounding Inle Lake
- Learn more about Bagan’s rich history and culture
- Observe river life on a boat cruise
Day 1: Arrive Yangon
After pick up from the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. First you will visit the Bothahtaung Jetty and Bothahtaung Pagoda, which is an ancient arrival port of entry to Yangon. Then Proceed to the Pansodan Jetty where Mr. Adoniram Judson, an American Baptist missionary Arrived in the 1813. Visit the Historical Hotel named Strand Hotel which was built since 1901 and is a hotel on the list of the Yangon City Heritage.
Then start a short walking tour around the historical buildings which bring back the image of Colonial era, walking along the Pansodan Road, where colonial buildings line up on your both sides, till you get to Sule Pagoda the spot that represents the centre of Yangon where you will be surrounded by The High Court, Immanuel Church, Islamic Moresque and Sule Pagoda all these different Religious Buildings will convince you that Myanmar has a freedom of Religion. Then you will see the City Hall and the Independence Monument which is standing in the middle of Beautiful Mahabandula Park. Then proceed to walk through the Indian District to observe daily lives by selling all kinds of old and junks for electrical appliances, those seems to be worthless but eventually not for some particular customers. Then proceed for lunch in the afternoon.
After lunch at Padonmar Restaurant with Typical Myanmar Cuisine (your own account), Proceed to visit the Kandaw Gyi Lake together with the Karaweik Park. Then visit the reclining Buddha in Mega Size named Chauk Htat Gyi which is 256 feet (About 70 Meters) long. Finally you will visit the famous Shwedagon Pagoda decorated with Gold Leaf and Gold Plates during the setting sun is a wonderful moment to enjoy the alteration of lustre and the tones of its gold colour according to the brightness of the sun could last in your forever lasting memory.
Overnight in Yangon
(Your hotel room is available from about 2.00 pm available. Your luggage may already be parked in the hotel and is a former reference of rooms subject to availability on arrival.)
Day 2: Mandalay - Sagaing – Ava- Amarapura – Mandalay ( B, - ,- )
Transfer to the airport and fly to Mandalay. Upon arrival you start an excursion around Mandalay to explore the former capitals of Ava, Sagaing and Amarapura. You will first drive to Ava, the capital from 14th to 18th centuries, where a short ferry ride will take you across the river for a horse and carriage tour. Visit the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace and Fort. There are many small villages located amid Ava’s ruins and as you travel by horse and cart you’ll get a glimpse of local life in the Burmese countryside.
Then cross a bridge over the Irrawaddy River to Sagaing, the religious center of Myanmar. Covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, it is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers. You will visit pagodas such as Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thone Sae. You’ll also visit Sagaing’s market, for a range of items for sale including locally made pottery, silver and other handicrafts. We will also stop at a small pottery village to see the process of making the water pots found throughout Myanmar Return toward the city and stop at Amarapura, the ‘City of Immortality’. Visit a silk weaving workshop which produces exquisite handmade products and Mahagandayon monastery, home to over one thousand monks. Then, continue on for a stroll across the 200 year old, teak U Bein Bridge. 1.2 kilometers in length, it is the world’s longest teak span.
Overnight in Mandalay
Day 3: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake (B, - , - )
After breakfast, transfer to Mandalay Airport for a flight to Heho where a scenic one-hour drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which features beautiful carvings and a collection of Buddha images.
Start with a visit to the Nyaung Shwe morning market where locals gather every morning to buy and sell fresh produce from the lake and its surroundings. Take a tour by local trishaw the bustling canal and watch the boats unload their produce for distribution to markets around the country. Visit the ‘tomato house’, a warehouse where produce is sorted and priced for sale. Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake, board a private motorboat for a river cruise past Intha villages built on stilts over the lake and floating garden. Also, observe the leg-rowing fishermen.
Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, housing five sacred Buddha images covered too much in gold leaf and make the Buddha Images to disappear its, original shape and form instead become look like a big chunk of Golden Mushroom. Then return to land for your overnight stay.
Overnight in NyaungShwe
Day 4: Inle Lake – In Dein – Inle Lake ( B, - , - )
After breakfast, visit the lake’s morning market. The market rotates its location around the lake’s villages so as to be accessible to lake inhabitants and surrounding hill tribes who come to sell and trade their wares. (Note: market is daily except on dark moon day and full moon day). Travel by boat to the Pa-oh Ethnic village of In Dein. Strolling around the village, visiting a local school and the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area, Climb the covered to the top of a hill which is filled with ancient stupas and has magnificent views of the lake below. Return to your boat continues along the lake for additional sightseeing before returning to your hotel this afternoon.
Overnight in NyaungShwe
Day 5: Inle Lake – Heho – Bagan( B, - ,- )
OPTION: Biking and Wine Tasting : Bike from Nyaung Shwe to Red Mountain Estate Winery, in the Shan Hills. The ride takes you along quiet, flat roads past farms and villages. Reach the winery and enjoy a tour of the vineyard and a wine tasting. Return by bike to your hotel or meet your car for the airport transfer. (Note: Maximum 10 persons due to bike availability) USD 60 per person (minimum 2 pax)
This morning is at your leisure to further explore Nyaung Shwe. Should you wish to book a boat for the morning it can be arrange with a surcharge. Just around lunch time transfer to Heho Airport for the 1.5 hour flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, your car and guide will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight in Bagan
Day 6: Bagan ( B, - , - )
Optional Touring Begin your morning with an overview of the city on a grand scale with a hot-air balloon flight over the plains of Bagan. Enjoy the fabulous views as the sun rises over the stupas and Irrawaddy River. This is truly an unforgettable and unique experience! (Note: available only from October to March) USD 300 - per person *New Year Period : USD 20/pax will be added* Please check with us in advance for the detail pricing with available flights and supplier.
After breakfast stroll through the colorful market of Nyaung U and explore the archaeological fields of Bagan. Between the 11th and 13th century one of the greatest and most beautiful cities of Asia was located at this field and decorated with more than 13000 temples, pagodas and monasteries. Around 2000 religious buildings are preserved.
Visit the Shwezigon Pagoda which was built in the 11th century, the kubyaukgyi temple with its famous mural paintings and the Htilomino temple which reaches a height of 46 meters. In the afternoon continue to the well-known Ananda temple which once set the architectural benchmark in Asia. Later see the holy Manuha, Nanpaya and Myinkabar Gubyaukgyi. Enjoy the romantic sunset at one of the many pagodas.
Overnight stay in Bagan
Day 7: Bagan – Yangon (B, - , -)
After breakfast this morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon.
(Your hotel room is available until 12:00. If you are departing later, you can ask the hotel to keep the luggages. A late check-out is possible upon availability with some charge.)
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What is included in the tour
- accommodationinc. breakfast (B)
- other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
- local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
- all transfers
- boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
- domestic flights as detailed in the itinerary, economy class (20 kg luggage per person)
- sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
What is NOT included in the tour
- international flights from and to your country of origin
- travel insurance
- meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
- visa fees