10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS YANGON-BAGAN-MANDALAY-INLE-YANGON
Enjoy the chaos of Yangon. Discover the world heritage site, Bagan. Get a chance to observe the former capital city, Mandalay. A visit to the incredible Inle Lake & Intha people.
Day 1 Arrival Yangon (-/-/D)
Upon arrival at airport, we will meet you with your guide and welcoming board and then escort you to your hotel. The rest of day is for you relax to adjust the jetlag. Dine at hotel and overnight at Yangon.
Day 2 Yangon Sightseeing (B/L/D)
Enjoy breakfast at Yangon. In the early morning, visit to Downtown area of Yangon. Visitors can learn about historical building, architecture and local daily life near Sule Pagoda and sightseeing to the city center including City Hall, Maha Bandoola Park, Independence Monument and Emernual Church. After that, go shopping at Bogyoke Market (Scott) Market with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores. In the evening, we will visit to Kandawgyi Royal Lake. Visitors can enjoy the peace and tranquil under the shading trees, listening to the singing of birds. Take photographs with the Lake with the background of the Shwedagon Pagoda as well as with the Karaweik Royal Palace Barge. Dine at Karaweik restaurant with cultural show. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 3 Yangon - Bagan by Flight (B/L/D)
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel and transfer to domestic airport for flight to Nyaung U (flying hours- about 1 Hour 15 Minutes) Upon arrival, we will visit to the Nyaung U Market where is definitely worth a visit to enjoy the local way of life and local food . Transfer to hotel check in for some refreshments. Then, explore the ancient city Bagan by visit to Shwezigon Pagoda which is the huge gold plated pagoda glimmering in the sun. Have your lunch with Burmese cuisine at local restaurant. Tour extends to Ananda temple which is the masterpiece of Bagan era with the architecture using Greek cross and Dhammanyangyi Temple which is the largest and haunted temple at Bagan and is related to the tragedies history of Bagan history. Visitors to Bagan get an opportunity to see the unique work of art and might fantasize about exploring all of temples and pagodas in a few days will become a memorable trip for you. Watching sunset at Bagan is the highlight of this tour. Enjoy sunset at small hill will become a photogenic spot that you can visit. Then, we enjoy our dinner at local restaurant with culture show. Overnight at Bagan.
Day 4 Bagan - Mt.Popa (B/L/D)
Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Mt.Popa is a popular day trip from Bagan (driving hours- about 1 Hour 30 Minutes).We will venture out Bagan to the popular sight known as Mt.Popa 777 steps lead the way to reach the top of the Mt.Popa and amazing views will make you breath away. You can feel the countryside’s scenes including local people climbing the palm tree and local way of life. Lunch at local restaurant and then proceed to Sin Phyu Sin complex where the teaching of Buddhist Scripture was initiated as the school for Sangha. Get hand- on to the local traditional work shop at Popa. Drive back to Bagan. In the evening, we will ride a horse-cart or E-Bike to go around Bagan temples such as Gupyaukgyi which is a beautiful temple and Tharabar gate which is the main gate way to the ancient city Bagan. OR you can take sunset boat for impressive sunset at Bagan. Dine at local restaurant and overnight.
Day 5 Bagan - Mandalay by Flight - Amarapura - Sagaing (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for the flight to Mandalay (flying hour – about 40 minutes). Upon arrival, we will visit to Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery) where visitors can observe the wood sculptures in this. Then, we will proceed to Amarapura, known as the city of Immortality. We will visit to silversmith workshop then drive to Sagaing Hill. The Sagaing Hills are dotted with pagodas and there are over 500 monasteries, a retreat for some 6000 monks and nuns. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant. Visit to Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, KaungHmudaw Pagoda and Ywahtaung (home of the silversmiths’ guilds) are places worth visiting area. Enjoy sunset at U Bein teak Bridge where you can see local people rides a bicycle and selling the hand-made postcards. Drive back to Mandalay and overnight.
Day 6 Mandalay - Mingun Sightseeing (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Departing from Mandalay, you will discover the charms of old Burma as you take a journey through two of Myanmar's ancient capitals. Drive to jetty to watch the busy riverside activity and take a local riverboat to the ancient capital of Mingun (appr. 1 hour per way). Visit the Settawya Pagoda, with a footprint of the Buddha, walk to the huge Mingun Bell- the world’s largest ringing bell exists, the nearby unfinished Mingun Pahtodawgyi, one of the famous buildings in the world., Myatheindan (Hsinbyume) Pagoda, built by King Bagyidaw in 1816, three years before he succeeded Bodawpaya as king, the pagoda was constructed in memory of his senior wife the Hsinbyume princess., a reproduction of the mythological Mt. Meru. In Mandalay, we will visit to Kuthodaw pagoda, the world’s largest book, consisting of 720 marble slabs sculpted with the three baskets of Buddhist scriptures will be the exposure stop for photography in this tour. Enjoy sunset at Mandalay hill will make you perfect in this tour. Overnight at Mandalay.
Day 7 Mandalay - Heho by Flight - Inle sightseeing (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, transfer to airport for domestic flight to Heho (Flying hours about 45 minutes). From Heho, a scenic one-hour scenic drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, stop at the teak monastery of Shweyanpyay to see the intricate artwork and craftsmanship of wood carving. Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake, board a private motorboat to head out to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights. Throughout your Inle Lake boat, you will be treated to fabulous scenes of life on the water: fishermen, local ferry boats, local villages and views of the Inle Lake. Pass villages built on stilts over the lake, inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Visit PhaungDawOo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf. We will explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Innpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand. Dine at hotel and overnight in Inle.
Day 8 Indein sightseeing (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, we will be taking a boat trip to the southern part down side which lead into a small twist and turn creek running into the lake, then we will reach the Indein village. Indein village is small in size and located at the south western bank of the lake itself and it is popular for its ruined clusters of pagodas dated back to 16th century. The environment around the village will bring everyone centuries back. Explore the area on foot, strolling around ancient ruined pagodas and wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area. Here you can climb the covered stairway to the top of a hill which is covered with picturesque ancient stupa and has magnificent views of the lake below. Overnight in Inle.
Day 9 Heho - Yangon by flight sightseeing (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for domestic flight to Yangon (flying hour – about 1 hour). Upon Arrival, transfer to Hotel and take a few hours for refreshment. In the evening, we will go to the Shwedagon pagoda and explore the colorful temples, stupa and statue that reflect the architecture era over 2600 years ago. Visitors will experience the insider’s view of this magnificent symbol of Buddhism of Myanmar people. Dine at local restaurant and overnight.
Day 10 Yangon Departure (B/-/-)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to International airport for departure