Duration:7 Days – 6 Nights
Places: Mandalay – Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake – Yangon
Welcome to the Garden City Mandalay. Arrive by morning flight to Tada-Oo International Airport. Our guide will welcome you at the airport and take the car to Mandalay.
We will first stop at Amarapura - once a royal city and now it is where the best craftsmen of the country have their ateliers; enjoy the great serenity of U Bein Bridge – the world’s longest teak bridge. The U Bein footbridge stretches almost three-quarters of a mile over Thaungthaman Lake, and is heavily utilized by the local monks in maroon robes who carry alms bowls back and forth to monasteries; and then we’ll visit Mahagandaryon Monastery where we can observe the life of over 1000 monks. It is not only the most reputed and well-known monastery in Myanmar but also known by all tourists from all over the world for its unique value like a person with good perfume attracts people all around without being seen. The name of the monastery means “The sense of perfume”. Following, we visit the traditional hand – woven silk workshop before continuing our drive to Mandalay city.
We will visit over to Mahar Myat Muni Buddha Image - the most ancient Buddha image casted in bronze in Myanmar and visit gold leaf beating workshop. Afternoon, visit to Royal Palace compound- original Palace was destroyed during world war two and a replica was built in 1995. Then continue to Shwe Nandaw Monastery - the most beautiful monastery dated 19 century and Kuthodaw Pagoda complex - the largest book in the world (792 stone tablets into which are inscribed the entire Buddhist canon are completed in 1878). Finish the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill to enjoy sunset. It is worthy to have a stroll up the hill enjoying panoramic views from different location. Stay overnight at hotel in Mandalay.undefined
Breakfast at hotel and we we’ll take the car to jetty. Stop by a while to see water buffaloes (Natural mode of transport, the Burmese way) working with Myanmar teak wood (the best quality in the World), and watch busy riverside activities.
Board on a private boat and head for Mingun across Ayeyarwady River. Visit old-age home for the poor in Mingun. Observe Mingun bell, one of the world's largest ringing bells of all time weighing 90 tons and much older than the one in China produced by modern manufacturing method in the year 2000. Other tour highlights are Settawya Pagoda with a marble foot print of the Buddha; Pahtodawgyi, where an enormous pile of bricks is all that remains of King Bodawpaya's ambition, stopped half-way during construction by the astrologer; Mingun Village and Hsinbume Pagoda also known as Mya Thein Tan Pagoda. Then back to Mandalay.
In the afternoon, we’ll drive to Sagaing for sightseeing. Visit Kaung Hmu Daw Pagoda: built in 1636 by King Thalon to comnerorate Inwa’s establishment as the royal capital of Myanmar), visit picturesque Sagaing Hill, where hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. This is perhaps the living centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Then we will visit Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda nearby was constructed in 1312, U Min Thonzeh Pagoda and drive back to Mandalay. Stay overnight at hotel in Mandalay.undefined
In the early morning, we will transfer to Jetty. Check In time is 6:30 am and the ship will cast off at 7:00 am. The whole day cruising enjoying facilities onboard, arrive to Bagan (Nyaung Oo ) in the evening (about 4:00 to 5:00 pm).
Bagan, located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. Transfer to hotel for check in and stay overnight.undefined
Breakfast at hotel. Today, our sightseeing tour of one of Asia’s most popular archaeological destination would include highlights such as busy Bagan’s distinctive pagodas such as Shwezigon, a prototype of later Myanmar stupas. Next stop is Htilominlo, the last Bamar style temple built in Bagan, with old murals and friezes, Ananda Pagoda, one of the finest, largest and best preserved in Old Bagan, Thatbyinnyu, the tallest temple in Bagan. Afterwards, visit a lacquerware craft shop to see the process of hand-making beautiful artefacts.
In the afternoon, drive to Taung Bi Village and see suitable monastery for alms food offering to monks since many Buddhist monasteries are located in this village. Later we will drive to the most famous old wooden monastery, Nat Htauk Kyaung, Gawdawpalin, the most massive and imposing monument in Bagan and Bupaya or Bu Pagoda, situated right on the river bank of the Ayeyarwaddy was a favorite place to watch the sunset. Stay overnight at hotel in Bagan.undefined
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho. Arrived Heho airport and then we will transfer to Nyaung Shwe, where Inle Lake is situated. It is known as the second largest lake in Myanmar; however, it is considered as the most beautiful place in the land of golden pagodas.
Take a boat to contemplate the rich beauty of floating gardens full of various plants and vegetables as well as explore the daily life of locals. Surely, you will be attracted by the unique image of boatmen. They row by one leg while the other stands on the boat to fix and catch fish by hands with their traditional tools. That is the particular trait of the Intha people.
Continue the trip to visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. There are many pagodas around the lake; however, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is the most grandiose and monumental one. It is known as the symbol of five small golden Buddha images. Then we will pay a visit to Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, made by wood and floating on the lake. Finally we will transfer to Nam Pan Village to explore the local life at the cotton and lotus weaving factories and cigar making houses. Stay overnight at hotel on Inle Lake.undefined
Breakfast at hotel. We will take the boat back to Nyaung Shwe Jetty. Then take the car to Heho airport for the flight back to Yangon. Arrived Yangon and transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon, we will start the sightseeing to visit Bogyoke Market, known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets, the market is a major tourist destination, dominated by antique, Burmese handicraft and jewellery shops, art galleries, and clothing stores. And proceed to visit Chautatkhgyi pagoda, famed for the biggest reclining Buddha statue in Myanmar. In the evening, we will visit to the enjoyable experience of the sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda. Its world-renowned golden stupa is the ‘heart’ of Buddhist Myanmar. The Pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated structures and statues. Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon.undefined
Breakfast at hotel, visit to Sule pagoda located on a roundabout in downtown Yangon, Yangon City Hall of Myanmar architectural design, High Court noted for its British colonial architecture including its red-bricked exterior and Mahabandoola Park a public botanical area downtown Yangon. After lunch, we’ll go back to international airport for your return flight.undefined
- 6 Night accommodation with Twin/ Double sharing (including daily breakfast)
- All the transfers and excursion with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers
- Local English Speaking station guide (different guide in each city)
- Entrance fees for visiting places in the program
- Private ferry boat fee to visit Mingun
- Day Cruise ticket fee from Mandalay to Bagan
- Boat fee for visit in Inle Lake
- Purify Drinking water + Snow Tower
- Government tax & Service Tax
- Visa and Insurance fees
- Entrance fees for mentioned program
- Drinks, tips and personal expenses
- Any other items and services not mentioned in the program