Duration : 07 NIGHTS / 08 DAYS
Destination Covered : Yangon – Bago - Bagan - Mandalay – Sagaing - Amarapura - Mingun - Heho - Pindaya caves - Inle - Yangon
DAY 01 : ARRIVE YANGON
Upon your airport arrival, you will be greeted and welcomed by our guide and driver and then transferred to your hotel. After check-in at your hotel and receive a brief freshening up before beginning your city tour with us. It all starts with a visit to CHAUKHTATGYI TEMPLE which holds the biggest reclining Buddha statue in Southeast Asia.Heading to YANGON’S COLONIAL part, soon you realize Yangon is a unique city, unlike any other of its size in all of Southeast Asia. It is Myanmar's commercial capital with a population of more than five million. Take a walking tour to get a sense of Yangon's beauty with its picturesque lakes, verdant parks as well as its charming people. Then enjoy shopping at Scott’s market. Afterward, wander around Sule Pagoda which is Myanmar's oldest pagoda of 2,500 years old. During the day, your attention might be caught by the spectacular image of SHWEDAGON POGODA - patient, let's save the best for the last. When the sun sets, you will experience the wonder of this inspiring pagoda, being left breathless with its vivid color and sacred atmosphere. After a long day, take a good night sleep at your hotel in YANGON.
DAY 02 : YANGON - BAGO - YANGON (B, L, D)
Pick up at your hotel. Drive to Bago (18km). Visit Kyeik Pun, Four-sided Pagoda built by King Dhamma Zedi in 1476 A.D, Shwethalyaung Pagoda 55 meters long and 16 meters high reclining Buddha. Proceed to Kyakhatwine Monastery, one may observe over 600 student monks having lunch under the way of Buddha’s guidance. Continue to Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda which is like Shwedagon in Yangon at glance and the highest Pagoda n Myanmar, Hintha Gon Pagoda, privately-funded spirit worship ceremonies often take place and could enjoy the panoramic view. Then proceed Kanbawzathardi Palace the famous palace of King Bayinnaung (1551-1581 A.D.) is being extensively excavated and some buildings are being rebuilt. After sightseeing return to Yangon. On the way back you can visit Htauk Kyant War Cemetery maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Transfer to your hotel in Yangon.
DAY 03 : YANGON - BAGAN SIGHTSEEING (B, L, D) (Flight)
After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a domestic flight to Nyaung U. As you arrive, we will drive you to your hotel in Bagan to check-in. After that, discover Bagan - the land of thousands of antiquated pagodas, one after another among green bushes. Start our trip by visiting SHWEZIGON PAGODA, the first gold pagoda built in Burma enshrining Gautama Buddha's relics and ANANDA TEMPLE, the home of four huge Buddha standing statues - each faces one of the four cardinal directions. Afterward, more temple visitations are carried out as we take you to GUBYAUKGYI TEMPLE at Myinkaba - an Indian style pagoda built-in 1113 whose exteriors are still in good condition, HTILOMINLO TEMPLE whose name means "blessings of the three worlds" containing four Buddha images facing four directions on its first floor, and SULAMANI TEMPLE - a Buddhist edifice rebuilt in 1994 from which Htilominlo Temple was built after. Dinner & overnight in Bagan.
DAY 04 : BAGAN - MANDALAY - SAGAING - AMARAPURA (B, L, D)
After having breakfast, you will be transferred to Nyaung U Airport for a domestic flight to Mandalay, the last capital of the Myanmar Kingdom before the 1885 Britain's annexation and also the heart of Burmese culture. Upon arrival, leave the city and head to Sagaing, an important religious center of Myanmar thanks to its numerous Buddhist monasteries. There, access U MIN THONZE CAVE TEMPLE with its impressive Buddha statues and SOON U PONYA SHIN PAGODA, Sagaing's central pagoda located at the top Paging Hill, offering you the enjoyment of seeing Mandalay's panoramic view. Next, take a half-hour drive to Amarapura, the best place to experience the monk life in Mandalay and access its famous Mahagandayon Monastery - one of the largest monasteries in Burma. As you walk over U BEIN BRIDGE - the world's most extended teak bridge, head to Mahamuni Buddha Temple to see Mahamuni Image - a bronze Buddha statue originally from Rakhine State. Being made during the Buddha's lifetime, the image is considered a representation of his life. Stay overnight in Mandalay.
DAY 05 : MANDALAY - MINGUN - CITY SIGHTSEEING (B, L, D)
This morning we will be driven to Mandalay pier, and then embarked on a private boat upstream to Mingun. Our first stop in Mingun is the world’s largest unfinished PAHTOTAWGYI PAGODA. The pagoda’s lower terraces feature slabs of marble bearing depictions of important scenes from the Jataka, literary works concerning the previous lives of the Buddha. Inside the temple, you can see an inscription stone that details the history of the temple’s construction. Leave the pagoda, we will lead in MINGUN BELL which weights 90 tons After the lunch break, we continue our journey to Mandalay Palace, SHWENANDAW MONASTERY and a gold leaf beating workshop. We also go to KUTHODAW PAGODA which houses the world’s largest book stand upright, setting in stone on the grounds. At dusk, if the weather is fine, it would be an interesting end for the fifth sightseeing day if we climb up to the Mandalay Hill to enjoy the beautiful sunset and panorama of the city behind. Overnight in Mandalay.
DAY 06 : MANDALAY - HEHO - PINDAYA CAVES - INLE (B, L, D)(Flight)
In the early morning, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Heho, the primary air gateway to Inle Lake. Arrival in Heho, pick by our local guide then visit Pindaya Cave, about 490 feet along a well-worn path. It is known for its interior which contains over 8,000 images of Buddha.Drop by a Shan paper umbrella workshop to how skillful locals are to create these amazing handicrafts. Also, visit SHWE YAN PYAY MONASTERY which was constructed completely from teak and painted red. Check in hotel and overnight in Nyaung Shwe/ Inle lake.
DAY 07 : INLE LAKE SIGHTSEEING - YANGON (B, L, D) (Flight)
In order not to miss a great opportunity to enjoy the scene of local tribes in their colorful clothes and exotic market atmosphere, in the early morning, we will take a boat to the lake and visit THE LOCAL MARKET which is held every five day. Then we will move by boat to Indeinn to witness the farmers havesting their crops and rarely-known site of Indein which still remains hundreds of ancient brick stupas and pagodas dated back to 17 century the ancient SHWEINNDEIN PAGODA. In the late afternoon transfer to airport for a flight to Yangon.
DAY 08 : YANGON - DEPARTURE(B)
Departure (B) After breakfast, day at leisure until transfer to airport for International departure flight.