Duration : 07 NIGHTS / 08 DAYS
Destination Covered : Yangon – Bagan - Mount Popa - Mandalay – Mingun - Amarapura - Yangon
Highlights of the Trip :-
• Discover the world famous golden Shwedagon Pagoda
• Visit Bagan and get stunning with its spectacular massive ancient temples
• Capture the mystery and romance of Mandalay
• Observe the influences of other cultures in the region
DAY 01 : ARRIVE YANGON
Upon your arrival in Yangon, welcome by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy a private tour and drive through downtown to explore the city center and its fabulous mix of architecture and sites. The streets are filled with historical buildings many of which have a faded colonial charm not seen elsewhere in Asia. You’ll start at the post office – a lovely historic building, passing by Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden, and Independence Monument along the way. Photo stop at the Karaweik Hall royal floating barge. Nothing will prepare you for Shwedagon Pagoda, with its glittering gold stupa. At the pagoda observe local pilgrims and monks offering their devotions and enjoy the amazing sunset view at Shwedagon pagoda.
DAY 02 : YANGON - BAGAN BY PRIVATE BUS - BREAKFAST AT HOTEL
This morning leave Yangon for Bagan by private bus. It takes about 9 hours to reach Bagan. On the way, stop by a local restaurant for your lunch (own account) and toilet. And proceed to Bagan. Upon arrival, if time permits, go to the sunset hill for the panoramic sunset view. Then transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight in Bagan.
DAY 03 : BAGAN
Sightseeing (B) Begin our exploration by visiting a busy local market and gain an insight into the bustling market atmosphere in Bagan. You will spend the day exploring the architectural masterpieces of this amazing town by a visit to a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples. In the late afternoon climbing to the top of the Temple for sunset views. Sit back relax and be amazed by the beauty of Bagan as you watch the sun slowly set behind the ancient Pagodas. In the late afternoon transfer to the jetty where a private wooden river boat is waiting. Sitting under the shade or on the open-deck, you’ll be treated to fabulous views as you cruise down the Irrawaddy River to Shwezigon Pagoda. A private boat tour on the river during sunset time will hopefully show you a spectacular sunset. Relax and enjoy the scenery.
DAY 04 : BAGAN - MOUNT POPA - MANDALAY (B)
Drive to Mandalay (B) Breakfast at your hotel. Then, overland drive to Popa, sightseeing Temples & Pagodas and villages in the morning or take an excursion trip to Mount Popa (45 km drive), an extinct volcano with spectacular views, and 4981 feet above sea level. 777 steps lead up to the Buddhist shrine place on the top of the Popa peak. On top of the mountain, there are monasteries, pagoda, and shrines indifferent styles. In the afternoon, proceed to Mandalay and you can make a short visit to some nearby villages on the way. Upon arrival, hotel check-in. Overnight in Mandalay.
DAY 05 : MANDALAY - MINGUN - AMARAPURA(B)
After breakfast, you’ll board a private local boat for a trip up the Irrawaddy to Mingun (45 min each way). Visit the Mingun Bell which weighs more than 87 tons and is the world’s largest intact bronze bell, the unfinished Mingun Paya (built to be the world’s biggest pagoda). Mingun's other highlight is the Hisnbyume Pagoda, a white-washed temple built to resemble Mount Meru. Throughout Mingun small neighborhoods are crafting traditional basketry and other artistic items and there is plenty of time to stop and interact with the craftsmen and friendly locals. Continue to the Kuthodaw Pagoda, which is known as the world's largest book due to the Buddhist scripture carved on 729 marble slabs. Before sunset visit a 200-year-old teak bridge, the most photographic site in Myanmar.
DAY 06 : MANDALAY - YANGON BY PRIVATE CAR TRANSFER (B)
It’s time to leave Mandalay for Yangon this morning. It takes around 10 hours to get back to Yangon. In the late evening, arrival at Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.
DAY 07 : YANGON CITY TOUR (B)
Today enjoy a visit to Scott Market, the sprawling 75-year-old Market. At the market, you will find a whole variety of interesting Burmese souvenirs, from lacquer ware to gems & jewelry – bargain at the stores to fully experience the Burmese market atmosphere! Drive through the city and observe the influences of other cultures in the region. Intersperse in the tour are various religious sites such as the St Mary's Cathedral, built-in 1899, and the Buddhist landmarks of Sule Paya and over 100-year-old beautiful Rangoon Synagogue. In there you will have the opportunity to meet with Trustee of the Synagogue to learn the Jewish Life in the Pagoda Land. Then visit Little India and Chinatown – stop to greet the vendors and let them introduce you to their wares – some familiar, some exotic.
DAY 08 : LEAVE YANGON
Departure (B) After breakfast, a day at leisure until transfer to airport for International departure flight.