YANGON - BAGAN - MANDALAY - INLE LAKE - YANGON
6 DAYS | 5 NIGHTS
Experience the best of Myanmar culture, history and attractions on this classic trip of Myanmar, visit countless temples and wander through the colonial charm of Yangon, discover one of the finest collections of temples in South East Asia at Bagan and witness the sunset of Bagan from Shwesansaw Pagoda, walk amongst the wonders at Sagaing, home to 600 pagodas and monasteries, explore the mysterious Shwe U Min cave, home to thousands of Buddha images in Mandalay and heavenly Inle Lake
Meet on arrival at Yangon International Airport and transfer to hotel. Today's sightseeing tour includes the gilded Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years, Bogyoke (Scott’s) Market (closed on Monday and public holiday) with hundreds of stores and a visit of a gems shop. The tour continues to Chauk Htat Gyi, a huge reclining Buddha image followed by a photo stop made at Karaweik Hall, a royal floating barge. An extended visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, will conclude the tour of this picturesque Garden City. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold.
Overnight in Yangon
Transfer to Yangon Airport for domestic flight to Bagan. Upon arrival in Bagan, transfer to hotel and proceed for sightseeing starting 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, Ku Byauk Gyi, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes, Khay Min Ga Temple, noted for its spectacular panoramic view of the area’s many monuments and Ananda Temple with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior.
Afternoon a visit of a lacquer craftsmen’s workshop in nearby Myinkaba village and sightseeing to Manuha Temple, built in Mon style in 1059, Nanbaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument, said to have been the palace of King Manuha and Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, noted for its ancient mural paintings. Observe sunset in the vicinity of Bagan’s ancient monuments. Overnight in Bagan
Transfer to airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival at the new Mandalay Airport proceed directly to Amarapura. Visit Mahagandayon, a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study and then continue to the 200-year-old U Bein teak bridge, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was the royal capital.
An afternoon of comprehensive sightseeing in Mandalay includes Mahamuni Pagoda with its spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves, Shwe Inbin, one of the most outstanding monasteries in the country, Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung or Golden Palace Monastery, a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s largest book, consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. A visit is also made to a craftsmen’s workshop to see Kalaga tapestries being created. Overnight in Mandalay
Transfer to Mandalay Airport for domestic flight to Heho. Proceed by road to Inle Lake (25 km - 1 hour). An excursion by boat on Inle Lake will include sights of the famous leg-rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and village life. Afternoon visits are made to Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, the weaving village of Inpawkhon and other sights.
Overnight on the lake
Visit a colorful local market in the Inle Lake region, then proceed to Heho Airport. Afternoon domestic flight to Yangon and transfer to hotel. Balance of the day at leisure to pursue individual interests.
Overnight in Yangon
After breakfast, if time permit, sightseeing to Strand road with famous The Strand hotel visit. And take a relax along the busy Yangon jetty. Continue the old colonial-style city center with photo stop.
Transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure.
Accommodation based on twin/double sharing room with daily breakfast
All domestic airfares with airport tax (Yangon-Bagan–Mandalay-Heho–Yangon)
Transfers and ground transport by private air-conditioned vehicles
All meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
English speaking guide throughout the itinerary
Boat rental at Inle Lake and Mingun
Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
Government tax 10%
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