Tour Destination : Yangon-Bagan-Inle-Mandalay
Overview: This program covers very famous tour sites of Myanmar. By visiting the most beautiful places, you will discover the Culture, Tradition, Relegion, Belief and Ways of life of Myanmar People.
Arrive to Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to your hotel.
Sightseeing in Yangon will be started at your convenient time.
A short orientation tour starts with a visit to SULE Pagoda dating back to 5 century BC and walking through downtown area of Yangon (the ancient Yangon) to see daily life of Yangonites lead and to observe the multi-architecture of colonial and modern buildings.
In the afternoon, a visit to an extraordinarily huge reclining Buddha statue (KYAUT HTUT GYI PAGODA, visit to the famous "Scott Market" also known as "Bo Goyoke Aung San Market", the biggest market built in the colonial period; where you can see all kinds of Myanmar products. Then, continue to the glory of Yangon, the SHWEDAGON PAGODA, one of the world's most magnificent religious monuments built during Lord Buddha era. Enjoy the very special moment at the pagoda. Back to hotel, overnight in Yangon.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Nyuang U. Upon arrival, visit to the colorful local market of Naung U to see a part of the daily life of people in upper Myanmar. Then sightseeing continues to the most significant temples and pagodas of Bagan which include early 11th century religious shrine "SHWE ZI GON PAGODA", one of the most magnificent architectural style "HTI LO MIN LO TEMPLE", then, "MYIN KA BAR GU BYAUK GYI" Temple for exquisite mural painting of the early 12th century protected by UNESCO and "NAN PHAYA TEMPLE" to observe a rare temple dedicated for Brahman worship in Bagan dynasty.
Afternoon, a visit to the famous "ANADA TEMPLE" which is well known for its most elaborated interior decoration in the early of 12 century. Then, explore the secret charm of Bagan by horse cart and proceeded on a terrace of an ancient stupa or temple to enjoy a splendid sunset.
Overnight in Bagan.
After breakfast, visit to "DAMARAZIKA PAGODA" built in 12 century with the particular architectural style, you can proceed to the terrace to take a relax moment by enjoying the beauty of authentic architectural site. Then, visit to MIN NAN THU VILLAGE, walking through the village and making friends with the villagers. Then, your visit in Bagan will be continued to traditional lacquer ware factory where you can learn every step of manufacturing by hand.
* Morning visit can be arranged by bicycle or by electric bike or by car.
In the afternoon, take a small private boat for mini cruise on the Aye Yar Waddy River, stop at the sand band for having sunset cocktail and enjoy unforgettable sunset moment on the river. Return back to hotel and overnight in Bagan.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for domestic flight to Heho. Upon arrival, drive to Nyaung Shwe jetty(1 hour drive). On the way, visit "SHWE YAN PYAY" monastery; typical Shan style of 18 century. Then arrival to Nyaung Shwe jetty and transfer to Hotel by boat.
In the afternoon, an excursion by boat to see the famous leg rowers, typical floating gardens, village life, local method of fishing, etc. Then visit to the famous "PHAUNG DAW OO PAGODA", "NGA PHE CHAUNG" monastery considered as museum of Buddha images and visit Kay Lar Village for the unique life style of Inthas different from the other parts of Myanmar, then return back to Hotel. Overnight in Inle lake.
Sightseeing starts with a visit to one of the 5 days markets in Inle lake region (on market days only), then continue to the Western Shore of Inle lake by boat, leading to the INN DEIN Pagoda complex consisting hundreds of pagodas overgrown by moss and greens.
After lunch, relax time at hotel and before sunset, rowing canoe around MINE THAUK village and enjoy unforgettable sunset moment. Return back to hotel and overnight in Inle lake.
After breakfast, transfer to Heho airport and flight to Mandalay. Arrive to Mandalay International Airport and transfer to your hotel by your private car (about one hour drive). On the way to hotel, visit one of the most revered religious monuments in Myanmar" MAHAMUNI PAGODA", a traditional Kalaga tapestries craftsmen’s workshop, gold leaves workshop etc.
Afternoon sightseeing starts with a visit to historical monuments; "GOLDEN PALACE MONASTERY" (SHWE NAN DAW KYAUNG); a traditional wooden building, and "KU THO DAW PAGODA", the world largest book made of marble, both were built by King Min Don in 19 century, and as a last destination of the day, MANDALAY HILL to enjoy the panoramic view and sunset.
Back to hotel, overnight in Mandalay.
After breakfast, you will be leaving for the whole day excursion to the ancient capitals in Mandalay region, the visits include Amarapura (the ancient royal capital,11 km from Mandalay), "MAHAGANDAYON MONASTERY" where more than 1000 of monks live and study.
Then you will be transferred to the jetty of AVA(IN WA) , a former royal capital where the horse-drawn carriages are waiting for the visits. Visits in Ava resumes the famous traditional wood curving and teak posts "BAGAYA MONASTER" , "NAN MYINT WATCH TOWER" nicknamed leaning tower of Ava, and "MAHA AUNG MYAY BON SAN MONASTERY"(Mai Nu Okk Kyaung);built of brick and stucco.
Then, continue to SAGAING HILL, visit "SWAN OO PON NYA SHIN PAGODA" at the top and enjoy the panoramic view. Return to AMARAPURA to enjoy the sunset from 200- year- old and 1200 meters long teak bridge "U BEIN".Back to the Hotel and over night in Mandalay.
After breakfast, transfer to Mandalay International Airport for your international departure.
(The rest of the visit in Mandalay can be arranged according to your international departure time.)
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