Essence of Myanmar
Enjoy the main destination of Myanmar with your 9 days tour. Discovering the culture of Myanmar traveling around the ancient city, Mandalay. Admire the world heritage site of Bagan, the heart of Myanmar, the most impressive architecture monuments surrounding areas. Experiencing the different lifestyles like unique leg-rowers rowing through the second-largest natural lake in Myanmar, the most significant of the Inle lake.
- Private-Transportations by modern air-conditioned vehicle, as indicated in the itinerary.
- Accommodation based on twin sharing rooms with daily breakfast.
- Domestic Flight Tickets as indicated in the itinerary.
- Sightseeing and Entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary on travelling days.
- English speaking guide (station) on travelling days.
- Lunch & Dinner at Local restaurant as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Boat fees in Inle.
- International flights and its departure airport taxes.
- Visa arrangement (Visa on arrival is available; Please ask us for further assistance)
- Personal expenses such as telephone calls, fax, laundry, beverages and meals, and highlights or
- sightseeing which are not indicated in the program.
- Excess baggage charges. Tips to guides, porters & drivers
- X’mas and New Year Eve’s compulsory dinner
Day 1Yangon Arrival and Sightseeing (Lunch, Dinner)
Arrive at Yangon International Airport, welcome by our tour guide and transfer to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel and lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, our tour starts at Chauk-htat-gyi Pagoda: a huge image of 66 meters long reclining Buddha Image in Myanmar. It is generally referred to as a six-tiered pagoda. Then continues to Sule Pagoda( City center of Yangon), located in the heart of downtown, is just one stupa and a stunning key city landmark. Along the way, you will see the City Hall and the Independence Monument is standing in the middle of Mahabandoola Park. Next visit to the most magnificent religious monument of the country, Shwedagon Pagoda, one of Myanmar’s most sacred places. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 2Yangon-Mandalay by Flight and Mandalay Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at the hotel, check out from the hotel. And then transfer to the airport and explore the Mandalay by morning flight. Arrival at Mandalay, check-in at the hotel. And then starts sightseeing at Mandalay’s region, the first visit to Mahamuni Pagoda with its spectacular Buddha image(13 ft- tall seated Buddha) is the most revered Buddha image in Mandalay. Discover the gold leaf workshops, the place that the visitors can witness the entire process of making gold leaf and then we will stop at a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, we will visit Shwe Nan Daw Monastery(Golden Palace Monastery) in teak wood standing to witness the durability of teak and the carving of the 19th century is still with its ancient mystical beauty and traditional Myanmar Style. Tour continues to Atumashi Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda, commonly known as the world’s largest book because of 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures that were erected around the pagoda. Afterward, go to the top of Mandalay Hill, a vantage point for a panoramic view of the city and a spectacular sunset view. It is worthy to have a stroll up the hill enjoying panoramic views from a different location. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at hotel in Mandalay.
Day 3Amarapura-Sagaing Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at the hotel, the tour starts to U Bein Bridge, 1.2 kilometers of length, the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world. Made of teak wood recuperated from the waste of an abandoned palace, accredited to the achievement of the mayor U Bein. After that, learn about Mahagandayon Monastery is famous for its strict religious disciplines with a high reputation consists of more than a thousand monks can be seen at the same time while they have their first meal of the day. Then go to the local restaurant for lunch. U Min Thonze Pagoda( Thirty Caves Pagoda) which has 45 stunning gilded Buddha images in a shaped colonnade and Soon-Oo-Pon-Nya-Shin Pagoda, located at the top of Sagaing Hill. Dinner at a local restaurant. Tour ends for that day and overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
Day 4Mandalay-Bagan by Car and Bagan Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
In the morning, when finishing breakfast at the hotel, the tour starts at 8:00 am. Head to Bagan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 180 km southwest of Mandalay about 5 hours by private air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant when arriving at Bagan. Sightseeing to Shwezigon Pagoda, the huge gold-plated pagoda was built by King Anawrahta in the 11th century as the most impressive monuments of Bagan. Experience the culture of Buddhism and architecture of the 9th to 13th centuries. Ananda Temple- one of the most surviving a whitewashed masterpiece of the Mon architecture with four standing Buddha images, the adjacent red brick monastery, its high walls preserved 18th-century murals. Thatbyinnyu Temple- has two primary stories also known as temples of omniscience. Shwesandaw Pagoda- a bell-shaped stupa, was constructed with the five square receding terraces. After discovering all the sightseeing for the whole day, head to a restaurant for dinner. For the rest of the day, stay overnight at a hotel in Bagan.
Day 5Bagan Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today in Bagan, have your breakfast at the hotel at 7 am. It starts sightseeing at 8 am. Explore the ancient temples, Htilominlo Temple- the last Myanmar Style temple in Bagan, decorated with glazed sandstone tiles in green and yellow. Dhammayangyi Temple- the most massive structure temple in Bagan was built by King Narathu who was also called the Kalagya Min, the king was assassinated by Indians. Reach the lacquerware workshop, learn about the traditional Myanmar Lacquerware making process. There are many kinds of lacquerware such as plain lacquerware, incised lacquerware, gilt lacquerware, and glass mosaic gilt lacquerware. After leaving the workshop, the go-ahead to the restaurant for your delicious lunch. After lunch, take some time to rest at the hotel for daybreak. Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi Temple - with marvelous mural paintings of Jataka frescoes of scenes. Paya Thone Zu Temple Complex- consists of three temples conjoined through narrow passages, Min Nan Thu Village. Nan Paya Temple- was built in the 12th-century combination of sandstone and brick with intricate stone carvings. In the evening, enjoy the sunset from the Sunset Garden restaurant with a fine dinner. After dinner, return to your hotel and overnight in Bagan.
Day 6Bagan-Heho by Flight and Pindaya Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
In the early morning, after your breakfast at a hotel, check out a hotel. Transfer to the airport to fly Inle, the second largest lake in Myanmar. When arrival at Heho airport, welcome by our station guide. The tour starts at Pindaya Caves (Shwe Oo Minh Pagoda ), a mild 45 minutes, walk away from the town, are the most famous attraction the town has to offer, is the limestone caves contain thousands of Buddha images in various sizes, which are made of teak, marble, bronze or plaster, are coated with gold leaves. Another lesser-known attraction is the Plan Bee Beekeeping Center. you can test and buy pure natural local made honey and other bee products and from its terrace, you can see a peaceful and gorgeous view of Pone Taloke Lake. The perfect place for enjoying a cup of tea or coffee with honey. Then proceed to Nyaung Shwe city. Lunch, dinner at Local restaurant and overnight at hotel in Nyaung Shwe.
Day 7Inle-Indein Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Have your breakfast at the hotel, starts the tour at 8 am. Exploring to Indein, one of the little villages in Inle. Also known for its market. A major highlight of the Inle Lake region, it has two groups of ancient pagodas, Nyaung Ohak pagodas ( a group of banyan trees ) and Shwe Inn Thein pagodas from the 17th century. Nga Phae Chaung Monastery is an attractive wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake at the end of the 1850s. There will be exploring fishing methods with unique leg-rowers, seeing floating gardens. Then learn about a silk weaving workshop and silversmith. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most famous in Inle, which houses five small gilded images of Buddha which have been covered in gold leaf to the point that their original forms cannot be seen. After discovering Inle lake around, return to back for dinner and enjoy your dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Nyaung Shwe.
Day 8Heho-Yangon by Flight and Yangon Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at the hotel in the early morning, check out the hotel and transfer to the airport to fly back to Yangon by domestic flight. Arrive at Yangon International Airport, go to the hotel and check-in hotel. Take a rest for a while. And then start sightseeing to Kaba Aye Pagoda means World Peace Pagoda, a different structure from the other pagodas. Then proceed to Maha Pasana Cave, where the sixth Buddhist synod took place. Lunch at a local restaurant. After enjoying your lunch, visit Bogyoke Aung San Market used to call Scott Market- a shopping market with more than 2000 shops selling all kinds of products like lacquerware, gems, Myanmar traditional arts & crafts and souvenirs, clothes, art galleries, antique. It gives the best local experience. Notice: Be aware of the market is closed on every Monday and gazette holiday. The evening takes a walk to China Town where can see the many vendors along the sidewalk. A walk through China town is the hotspot of the tourist attraction in Yangon. You can buy many varieties of Myanmar products and taste Street Food. Dinner at a local restaurant and stay overnight at a hotel in Yangon.
Day 9Departure For Home (Breakfast)
After breakfast, leisure time to pursue individual interests until your transfer to the airport. Our guide will pick you up at the hotel and accompany you to the airport.
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