* BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Arrive in Yangon
Day 02: Yangon Sightseeing Tours – Flight to Bagan – Bagan Package Tours (B)
Day 03: Bagan Sightseeing Tours – Flight to Mandalay – Mandalay Culture Tours (B)
Day 04: Mandalay Sightseeing Tours – Flight to Heho – Nyaung Shwe – Inle Lake (B)
Day 05: Inle Lake Sightseeing Tours – Heho – Yangon (B)
Day 06: Yangon – Departure (B)
DAY 01 – ESSENCE OF MYANMAR CULTURE: YANGON – ARRIVAL
Yangon City in Myanmar
Arrive Yangon. Pick-up and transfer to hotel. Visit Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see a huge reclining Buddha image, the Shwedagon Pagoda – one of the world’s most spectacular monuments. Enjoy sunset at Pagoda. Drive back to hotel and leisure.
Overnight in Yangon.
DAY 02 – ESSENCE OF MYANMAR CULTURE: YANGON SIGHTSEEING TOURS – FLIGHT TO BAGAN – BAGAN TRAVEL PACKAGES (B)
In the morning, transfer to Yangon airport for flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, visit Nyaung-Oo morning Market to see people ways of life. then visit the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda built by King Anawrahta in the early 11 th as a religious shrine. Continue visit Annada Temple: a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, and the adjacent brick monastery with the beautiful, well –preserved 18 th century murals.
Visit to Thatbinnyu Temple – the tallest structure in Bagan. There is a rhyme traditionally sung by the people of Bagan, known as “temples of omniscience” and dating from 1144 and the Sulamani temple. Transfer to the hotel and leisure.
In the afternoon, visit one of Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer ware home Industry, the Sulamani temple and Damayangyi Temple (the massive temple in Bagan). Experience local Horse–cart way to Pyitthagyi Temple (15 mins).
Overnight in Bagan.
DAY 03 – ESSENCE OF MYANMAR CULTURE: BAGAN SIGHTSEEING TOURS – FLIGHT TO MANDALAY – MANDALAY CULTURE TOURS (B)
In the morning, fly to Mandalay. Upon arrival at Mandalay, pick-up and transfer to the city, on the way visit the Amarapura 200 years old U Bein teak bridge which is built in 1728 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital and visit the traditional hand – woven silk workshop teak posts. Continue to Mandalay through varied agricultural landscapes and villages.
Visit one of the most revered religious images in Myanmar, the Mahamuni Pagoda. Stop to see stone carving and gold leaf being beaten into wafer thin pieces. Visit the Shwenandaw Palace also known as Former Royal Palace which was once king Mindon’s home.
Visit to the famous local market “Zay –Cho” located in the down town area of Mandalay to see people ways of life. Proceed to the foot of Mandalay Hill and then visit to up area. Enjoy spectacular views at sunset from Mandalay Hill.
Overnight in Mandalay.
DAY 04 – ESSENCE OF MYANMAR CULTURE: MANDALAY SIGHTSEEING TOURS – FLIGHT TO HEHO – NYAUNG SHWE – INLE LAKE TRAVEL PACKAGE TOUR (B)
In the morning, fly to Heho. Arrive Heho and drive to Nyaungshwe. Nyaungshwe on the edge of the Inle Lake which is famous for its unique leg rower. Proceed to Inle lake by local boat, heading to the middle of Inle lake including Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in Southern Shan State – The center shrine in the main hall of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda houses five small golden Buddha images.
The Buddha images have been covered with so many gold leaves that it is impossible to see their original structure. Floating Market Villages & Gardens where fruit and vegetables are grown. See traditional handicrafts – silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop. Stop at Ngaphechaung Monastery which is famous for its (Jumping – Cats Show). Overnight in Inle.
DAY 05 – ESSENCE OF MYANMAR CULTURE: INLE LAKE SIGHTSEEING TOURS – HEHO – YANGON (B)
In the morning, transfer to the Heho airport for flight to Yangon. On the way to Hotel, visit Mahapasana Cave (if open) where Sixth Buddhist Synod was held, Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda) and Karaweik Royal Barge (A royal floating Barge on a lake for the fantastic photo view). Check in to your hotel. Afternoon shopping to the Bogyoke Market (Scotts market ) with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems store.
Overnight in Yagon.
DAY 06 – ESSENCE OF MYANMAR CULTURE: YANGON – DEPARTURE (B)
Free and leisure until transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
+ All transfers & transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
+ 5 nights hotel accommodation based on twin shared with daily breakfasts
+ Domestic air ticket without airport tax
+ Boat trips as per itinerary
+ Meals as listed in the itinerary: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner
+ Tour guide
+ Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified
+ Gov’t tax and service charge
+ Porterages and drinking water
+ International Ticket Fare with insurance surcharge and Fuel surcharge
+ Visa Fees & Travels insurance
+ Personal Expense such as beverages, telephone calls, laundry services, Minibar, etc….
+ Drinks at meals and purify drinking water and snow Towel along in program
+ Other services not mentioned above including