On your arrival in Yangon, our representative will be there to meet you & transfer you to your hotel. After a ‘freshen-up’ our city tour will include The Sule Paya, Mahabandoola Garden, Bogyoke Market, then lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we will take a walk through bustling Chinatown. We also take you on a walking tour to see many colonial buildings in town & many old Chinese houses in Chinatown district. Then, we will visit the world famous Shwedagon Pagoda and watch the spectacular sunset. Dinner at hotel.
Day 2: Yangon (B/L/D)
Our tour today will include Botataung Pagoda, Karawein Hall, Chaukhtatgyi Paya, Kaba Aye Paya etc. Lunch & dinner at local restaurants.
Day 3: Yangon – Mandalay (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for the flight to Mandalay. On arrival, our guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. On the way, we will visit Mahamuni Paya, a Marble factory and a gold-leaf making works. Lunch at a local restaurant. Our afternoon visits include Mandalay Fort, Shwenandaw Kyaung, Atumashi Kyaung, Kluthodaw Paya and Mandalay Hill for the sunset. Dinner.
Day 4: Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava (B/L/D)
In the morning we will take a trip to Amarapura to visit Maha Ganayon Kyaung, then drive to the river, cross it, then take a horse cart to Inwa (Ava), the ancient capital, to visit Yadama Semi, Bagaya Kyaung, Nanmyin Maha Aungmye Bonzan Lunch at Amurapura. After lunch we will visit U Bein’s Bridge and Bagaya Kyaung in Amurapura. Dinner.
Day 5: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay – Bagan (B/L/D)
After breakfast we take a cruise on the Ayeyarwaddy River (about 11km) to the ancient city of Mingun. Here we see the Mingun Bell and the enormous Mingun Paya . We will also visit Pondaw, Hsinbyume and Settawya Payas. Lunch at local restaurant after crusing back to Mandalay. After lunch, transfer to airport for flight to Bagan, perhaps stopping off at the ‘Jade Pagoda’ or other sights if time permits. On arrival at Bagan, transfer to hotel and dinner at hotel.
Day 6: Bagan (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit Shwezigon Pagoda a prototype of later Myanmar stupas. Then to Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi Temple with fine mural paintings of Jataka scenes. After lunch at a local restaurant. Our afternoon tour includes a visit to the Manuha Temple with gigantic Buddha images, a captive king’s impression of life in prison; Nanpaya, an Early-style temple with the finest stone carvings. Although it has spotlights installed, it would be safer to bring your own torch as electricity supply can be shut-off from time to time. In the evening you will be visiting the Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 7: Bagan (B/L/D)
After breakfast our morning sightseeing tour begins with the Shwe Gukyi temple to see the panoramic morning beauty of the old Bagan area. Here you will have the chance to study the ruined palace site of Bagan. Then we visit the highest temple of Bagan “Thatbyinnyu”. Then to Dhammayangyi, a massive temple with the finest brickwork. Lunch at a local restaurant. Late afternoon visit begins with your option of either a Lacquerware making village or Minnan Thu village to see the typical Myanmar style of village life. Then we go to Lay Myathna and Phaya Thonezu Temple and have a stroll among the ruins. In the late afternoon we will visit Shwe San Daw or Shwe Gu Gyi to view spectacular sunset over ancient Bagan. Dinner at local restaurant with puppet show.
Day 8: Bagan-Yangon-Departure (B/-/-)
Transfer to airport for your flight to Yangon & connect with your flight to home country or your next destination.
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Ground transport and sightseeing tours with English speaking guide
All entrance fees
Airport departure taxes
Meals as shown (B-L-D)
Permits where applicable
Services of guide or vehicle on days or half-days ‘at leisure’