On 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. 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. In the late afternoon, we will visit the world famous Shwedagon Pagoda and watch the spectacular sunset & change of colour of the golden pagoda. Lunch & Dinner at good local restaurants.
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan (B/L/D)
Transfer to airport for your flight to Bagan. Our Bagan guide will meet you, and then we will visit Shwezigon Pagoda, a prototype of later Myanmar stupa. Then to Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi Temple with its fine mural paintings of Jataka scenes. Afterwards we transfer to hotel for check-in. After lunch at a local restaurant, our afternoon tour includes a visit to the lacquerware factory where you can study traditional Myanmar lacequrware making. We also visit 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. In the evening you will visit the Ananda Temple, an architechural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross. Dinner & overnight in hotel.
Day 3: Bagan (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, then full day sightseeing in Bagan including the temples & pagodas such as Pahtothamya, Mahabodhi Paya, Ngakywenadaung Paya, Dhammayangyi Pahto, Thatbyinnyu Temple, Dhamma Yangyi Temple, Schwegugyi Temple, Gawdaw Pallin Temple etc. Watch the sunset among the temples & pagodas before returning to hotel. Evening dinner will be at the restaurant in a courtyard with the very popular puppet show on stage.
Day 4: Bagan – Mandalay (B, L, D)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for morning flight to Mandalay. Our Mandalay guide will meet you at the airport and then drive to Mandalay, on the way visiting Mahamuni Paya, a Marble factory and a gold-leaf making works. Upon arriving Mandalay check in hotel & lunch at a good local restaurant. Our afternoon visits include Mandalay Fort, Shwenandaw Kyaung, Atumashi Kyaung, Kluthodaw Paya and Mandalay Hill for the sunset. Dinner.
Day 5: Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava (B/L/D)
In the morning we will take a trip to Amarapura to visit Maha Ganayon Kyaung. This enormous monastery is home to thousands of monks from the young age of 7-8 to the older generation. You will see monks reading, praying, resting, walking, working & bathing. The biggest event of the day is at 11.a.m. when the monks are gathering for lunch. This is a unique experience. Afterward we 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 restaurant. After lunch we will visit U Bein’s Bridge and Bagayu Kyaung for the 500 hundred or more Buddha images & 5000 sets of palm leaf manuscripts stored in a locked up library. Dinner at hotel or local restaurant.
Day 6: Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing (B/L/D)
After breakfast we take a cruise on the Ayeyarwaddy River (about 11km) to the ancient city of Mingun. The hour-long private boat trip up river with view of river life is most pleasurable. Here we see the Mingun Bell and the enormous Mingun Paya, which you can climb to enjoy the spectacular view of the river. We will also visit Pondaw, Hsinbyume and Settawya Payas if you wish, before cruising back to Mandalay. In the afternoon, drive to Sagaing Hills to visit monasteries & Soon U Ponya Shin pagoda etc. and enjoy the spectacular views. We will then visit the Khaung Mu Daw pagoda and the village of Ywataung to see the traditional silver works. Enjoy sunset from top of Sagaing Hills &return later to Mandalay. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Day 7: Mandalay – Heho – Inle (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Heho. On the way to airport we visit Jade Pagoda if time permits. Arriving at Heho, pick up and drive to the large and beautiful Inle lake. Lunch in local restaurant in Nyaung Shwe. After lunch, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Nge Phe Chaungmonastery, market, Nan Pan village, fishermens villages, floating gardens, art gallery. After that, transfer to your hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 8 : Inle – Indein Excursion (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, visit of Indein village; the hidden treasure of Inle Lake. It is Shwe Indaing pagoda complex that is newly open to International travelers where one will be totally amaze of ruined stup as from 13” century. On the way, you will enjoy the nature beauty on the way like vegetable gardens, child and young monks (novices) enjoying their morning bath in the clear stream, water buffaloes and people among the paddy fields etc. Lunch at outside local restaurant. After a nice stroll among the pagoda complex, walk back along the bamboo forest to the jetty to take back the boat to Inle Lake. Then visit the Silver Smith to experience the local methods of making silver wares. Return back to your hotel in the evening. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Inle – Heho -Yangon-Departure (B/-/-)
Transfer to airport for your flight from Heho 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’