|Tour 8 days / 7 nights
|Yangon – Bagan – Mt. Popa – Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya - Inle Lake – Indeinn- Yangon
|Welcome to Yangon (Meal: lunch)
|Meeting our people on arrival to the airport, transfer to hotel in the city center. Visit Sule Pagoda, City Hall, Bogyoke Aung San Market (former Scott’s Market), Chaukhtathgyi Pagoda , Shwedagon Pagoda, and watch the sun set while the beautiful golden stupa changes to different tones according to the direction of the setting sun.
|Yangon – Bagan (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
|Take the morning flight to Bagan. Visit local market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Ananda Temple, Manuha Temple, Nanbaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument, Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple. Proceed to Shwesandaw Stupa to watch sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River.
|Bagan – Mt. Popa – Mandalay (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
|Driven to Mt. Popa and enjoying the beautiful scenery and study the daily life of the people among the palm trees, Visit Popa Hill Lock, then proceed to Mandalay.
|A full day exploring Mandalay (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
|Visit 200 year old U Bein’s Teak Wood Bridge, Mahagandaryon Monastery, Mahamuni Pagoda, Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung or Golden Palace Monastery, MandalayKuthodaw Pagoda,Sunset from Mandalay Hill.
|Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
|Take morning flight to Heho. Visit Pindaya Cave. These caves are snuggly set in a limestone ridge overlooking the lake, Shwe U Min Paya is a cluster of low stupas just below the ridge near Pindaya Caves.
|Pindaya – Inle Lake(Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
|Driven Nyaung Shwe, cruising along Inle Lake to see the Intha-fishermen rowing with their legs, pagodas on artificial islands in the lake, floating gardens and floating market, proceed to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, the weaving village of Inpawkhon
|Inle Lake – Indeinn – Yangon (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
|Enjoy a boat tour to Indeinn at the western end of the Lake where you can watch the farmers cultivate their products. Visit the 16th century pagoda complex of Indeinn.
Late afternoon, fly back to Yangon.
|Yangon – departure (Meal: Breakfast)
|Leisure until transfer to the airport in Yangon
Arrive to the airport in Yangon. Meeting your driver and transfer to the city center.
After short rest, take a sightseeing around the town includes the city center where Sule Pagoda is located. See the bustling life of Yangon and City Hall.
Then visit Bogyoke Aung San Market (former Scott’s Market), where you can buy many items in one place. This Market was built in British colonial times and has a colonial structure.
The tour continues to Chaukhtathgyi Pagoda which is the fourth largest colossal reclining image in Myanmar and 67m long.
Visit the most magnificent and spectacular religious edifice, Shwedagon Pagoda, and watch the sun set while the beautiful golden stupa changes to different tones according to the direction of the setting sun. Overnight in Yangon.
Take the morning flight to Bagan. Your tour starts with the busy local market and continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the most important Pagodas and temples, such as Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century, Kubyanuk Gyi, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes, and Ananda Temple with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior. Continue sightseeing to Manuha Temple, built in Mon Style in 1095, Nanbaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument, said to have been the palace of King Manuha and continue on to Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, noted for its ancient mural paintings and under the protection of UNESCO. Proceed to Bupaya Pagoda to watch sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight in Bagan.
This morning driven to Mt. Popa and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Popa Hill Lock or crag believed to be the abode of 37 Nats (spiritual beings) regarded as the gods for animism before the Bagan dynasty (11th to 13th cent).
After climbing 777 steps to the top you can enjoy the scenic beauty around including the extinct volcano Mt. Popa which is about 1500 meters high.
On the way to Mt. Popa, study the daily life of the people among the palm trees.
Then proceed to Mandalay. Overnight in Mandalay.
Today, driven to Amarapura. Visit 200 year old U Bein’s Teak Wood Bridge.
Then proceed to Mahagandaryon Monastery where there are more than 1500 Buddhist monks.
Mahamuni Pagoda with its spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaf, Gold-leaf beating, Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung or Golden Palace Monastery, a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s biggest book, consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures.
Among the historical buildings are craftsmen’s workshops such as Bronze casting, Marble carving, Kalaga tapestries … should be seen. Sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay.
Take a morning flight Heho. Upon arrival the airport, meeting our driver and transfer to Pindaya.
Visit Pindaya Cave. These caves are snuggly set in a limestone ridge overlooking the lake. Inside the cavern there are more than 8000 Buddha images – made from alabaster, teak, marble, brick, lacquer and cement and are arranged in such a way as to form a labyrinth throughout the various cave chambers. Shwe U Min Paya is a cluster of low stupas just below the ridge near Pindaya Caves. Overnight in Pindaya.
Morning, drive to Nyaung Shwe, gateway to Inle Lake. Take an excursion by boat on Inle Lake to see the Intha-fishermen rowing with their legs, pagodas on artificial islands in the lake, floating gardens and floating market (on market day only).
Continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, one of the principle shrines in Myanmar and dating back to the 18th century; the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, famous for its jumping cats trained by monks and the weaving village of Inpawkhon. Overnight on Inle Lake.
Another full day to study more about the lifestyle of the leg-rowing Intha people. Take a boat tour to Indeinn at the western end of the Lake where you can watch the farmers cultivate their products. Visit the 16th century pagoda complex of Indeinn.
Experience the life style of lake dwellers their way by maneuvering around rowing with one leg. The net they use to catch fish in the shallow water is also something of interest for tourists.
In the evening, fly back to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.
Leisure until transfer to the airport.
Price is in USD per person
|3 – 4 people
|5 – 6 people
|7 – 8 people
|9 – 11 people
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