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Myanmar9 Nights / 10 Days
Yangon| | Bagan | Mandalay | Heho | Taunggyi | Nyaungshwe
With a very devoted community
and a soothing vibe throughout the country, Myanmar should be on your
must-visit list in Asia for the unique experience it offers to its visitors.
With world famous Pagodas and temples, the country has many places to visit and
things to do. Myanmar, the land of the Golden Pagodas is a known term all
around the world because that it itself establishes how big a deal it is in the
Buddhist community. With its exuberant crowd and an amazing cultural journey,
Myanmar is sure to make you feel at peace within yourself and who knows, even
discover a new part of yourself.
TRIP AT A GLANCE
Day 1: Arrival at Yangon Airport
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan
Day 3: Bagan – Mandalay
Day 4: Day Excursion to Amarapura – Inwa – Sagaing
Day 5: Mandalay – Heho / Transfer to Inle
Day 6: Nyaungshwe – Taunggyi
Day 7: Taunggyi – Nyaungshwe
Day 8: Heho – Yangon
Day 9: Yangon Sightseeing
Day 10: Yangon Departure
Day 1 Arrival At Yangon Airport (Myanmar)
Upon arrival in Yangon International Airport, meet & greet by our Tour Guide and then get transferred to hotel (Checking- in time is 1400 hrs). Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is still relatively quiet and charming city. Its aggressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one of the most fascinating and authentic capitals of South-East Asia.
Visit Botataung Pagoda, a famous landmark on Yangon’s waterfront where one can see Buddha's hair relic and Pandodan Jetty to see people coming and going for work from either side of Yangon River. Then, enjoy a short walk to the wonderful 100 year old Strand Hotel which opened in 1901. Afterwards, continue to Sule Pagoda, the central mark of Yangon, Maha Bandoola Park with Independence Monument, located at the heart of the city.
In the afternoon, continue to visit Chaukhtatkyi; a colossal reclining Buddha and Bogyoke market which is housed in a beautiful colonial building built in 1926 and named after James George Scott (a British civilian who introduced the football in the country) with more than 2000 shops selling all kinds of products.
Enjoy the night market with a significantly different atmosphere; take a look at the famous 19th Street filled with restaurants and beer stations.
v Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2 Yangon To Bagan (0715-0835 Hrs/ Morning Flight)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for flight to Bagan. On arrival at Nyaung Oo airport, the day is spent exploring the town including colourful Nyaung Oo local market, Shwezigon Pagoda; a prototype of later Myanmar stupa. Then, visit to Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi Temple with fine mural paintings of Jataka scenes. Afternoon sightseeing tour continues to Ananda Temple, the Myinkabar village which we can study about the lacquerware, 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. View sunset at one of the famous pagodas.
Note: 1. It is recommended to carry your own torchlight to see mural paintings in detail as electricity fluctuation is regular.
2. In Bagan there are more than 2000 temples & stupas. It is difficult to cover all temples within the limited time span. Therefore, we have carefully selected only some major temples for you in order to avoid a hectic schedule. But if you would like to see more temples, you may inform your guide or driver so that they can try their best to manage the time accordingly.
3. As an optional service, guests can enjoy Bagan by riding horse cart; the classic way to visit interesting sites or by biking the surrounding area of Bagan; as Bagan is considered as one of the best biking destinations in the country. These are the best optional ways where you can have fun and stay active as you explore the villages and learn more about the locals.
Day 3 Bagan To Mandalay (0805-0835 Hrs/ Morning Flight)
After breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, meet with our escort and then proceed to city center of Mandalay. (Mandalay was the last capital for Burmese kings, it is still a famous capital for trading with China and it is well known for variety of handicrafts like stone carving, wood carving, bronze casting, embroidery, silk and weaving.)
Afterwards, visit the Gold foil making workshop after which, proceed to hotel for check in.
After refreshment, sightseeing begins with Shwenandaw Monastery, an original building of King’s palace which is famous for exquisite wood carvings. Later, visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the World's Largest Book made of large marble tablets with Buddhist scriptures inscribed on them in gold. Lastly, continue to Mandalay Hill, reach till the vantage point by escalator/elevator for a panoramic view of the city and spectacular sunset view. Return to hotel for overnight stay.Overnight in Mandalay
Day 4 Day Excursion To Amarapura – Inwa – Sagaing
After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will greet you after which you will proceed to Amarapura, which also means City of Immortality in Pali language. The city of Amarapura was founded in 1783 AD.
Visit Mahagandhayon monastery, the largest teaching monastery in Myanmar. Daily at around 1030 hours, about 700 monks queue up for their last meal (lunch) of the day. Mahagandhayon doesn’t fascinate tourists by its majestic beauty but by its peace. This monastery is famous for its strict religious disciplines. The young monks must learn 227 steps required of the monks.
Afterwards, enjoy the great serenity of 1.2 km long U Bein wooden Bridge, built since 1782 with over 1700 huge teak pillars, is one of the worth visiting sites over Taung Tha Man lake that will give you an enchanting experience.
Later, drive to Inwa (also known as Ava); a historical capital founded by King Thado Minbya in 1364. You can visit the Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery by horse cart. This monastery is a fine example of Myanmar masonry art and architecture, as well as it was called Mainu Brick Monastery and old watch tower.
Lastly, enjoy the sightseeing to Ywataung Village, well-known for its silver craftsmen; visit the Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, an enormous solid dome-shaped pagoda on the picturesque Sagaing Hills that offers panoramic view of the valleys and a retreat for Buddhist saints. Drive back to Mandalay for overnight stay.
v Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 5 Mandalay To Heho (0840-0910 Hrs/ Morning Flight)/ Transfer To Inle
After breakfast at the hotel, morning transfer to the airport for flight to Heho. Upon arrival, our guide will meet you to take you for Inle Lake sightseeing by private boat with unique leg-rowers. Enjoy the scenic beauty, witness the fishing canoes using special methods for fishing and collecting seaweed, lakebed mud etc. to make floating gardens. Afterwards, you will visit the well-known Nga Phe Chaung monastery, the most famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. Later, transfer to Nyaungshwe which is the principal town near Inle Lake.
v Overnight in Nyaungshwe.
Day 6 Nyaungshwe To Taunggyi (30 Km / 1 Hr) / Excursion To Kakku
After breakfast at the hotel, morning drive to Taunggyi (30 km / 1 hour) and continue for about another hour, to Kakku. Visit the magnificent Kakku Pagoda complex of over 2000 stupas which has just recently been opened for foreign visitors. Unknown Shan Buddha images of various sizes are kept on the wall of the small & shallow Htan-Pha-Ya cave. Visit a typical Pa’O village and enjoy the plantation walks as you lose yourself to the nature. On the way back to Taunggyi, visit Shwe Phone Pwint Pagoda, Sulamani Pagoda & Myo Ma Market.
For Ballon Festival Season: Visit the Balloon festival ceremony in Taunggyi later in the evening.
v Overnight in Taunggyi.
Day 7 Taunggyi To Nyaungshwe / Excursion To Vineyard
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Aye Tharyar Vineyard. In the evening, back to Nyaung Shwe where Inle lake is situated.Overnight in Nyaungshwe
Day 8 Indein- Heho / Yangon by 7Y-151 (17:30-18:40am)
After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will meet you after which you will be taken for private boat tour to the Ywama village to visit the weaving factory. Afterwards, visit the Indein Village; the hidden treasure of Inle lake. Here you will witness the Shwe Indein pagoda complex that is newly open to International travelers where you will be totally amazed to see the ruined stupas from as early as 13th century. On the way to the pagoda, you will enjoy the beauty of the nature, the vegetable gardens, children and child monks enjoying their morning bath in the clear stream, water buffaloes and people working in the paddy fields etc. After a nice stroll around the pagoda complex, walk back along the bamboo forest. Afterwards, head to airport to fly back to Yangon. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
v Overnight in Yangon.
Day 9 Yangon Sightseeing
After breakfast, our guide will greet you and take you for a short visit to the Kaba Aye (World Peace) Pagoda and the Mahapasana Cave, where the sixth Buddhist synod took place.
Afterwards, visit the Kyauktawgyi Pagoada which has one of the biggest marble Buddha images in Myanmar with a height of 37ft (11m) and a weight of weighs over 600 tons.
Later, stroll through the Bogyoke (Scott’s) market, the city’s busiest and mostly lively bazar with more than 2000 shops selling all kinds of products, but of special mention is the beautiful exotic “Shan Bag” velvet slippers, lacquerware, gems shops and all sorts of handicraft.
Next, your guided tour goes to Kandawgyi Park, one of central Yangon’s greenest spots & a great spot for taking photos. Here you will see the glittering Karaweik barge, a replica of the royal barge, and the vast lake with views of Shwedagon in the background. Depending on the day of your visit, Kandawgyi may be busy with local families who come here on the weekend to relax in the fresh air. Later, transfer to your hotel to spend rest of the evening at leisure.
Note: Bogyoke Market is closed on every Monday.
v Overnight in Yangon.
Day 10 Yangon Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred
to Yangon airport for your return journey.
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