Day 1: Arrival to Yangon – Sightseeing
Day 2: Flight to Heho – Inle lake
Day 3: Inle lake – Sightseeing
Day 4: Flight to Mandalay – Sightseeing
Day 5: Sagaing – Ava – Amarapura
Day 6: Mandalay – Bagan
Day 7: Full day trip to Mt popa
Day 8: Bagan – Yangon
Land at Yangon International Airport in the morning. Meet & greet by your English speaking guide and transfer to “House of Memories Restaurant” for lunch. After Lunch , visit the magnificent Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi, take a photo stop at the Karaweik Hall, a ‘Hamsa-bird’ shaped floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake. Complete your first day in Myanmar with an extended visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monument, the Shwedagon Pagoda.
Shwedagon Pagoda – One of Buddhism’s most sacred sites, is adorned with 27 metric tons of gold leaf, along with thousands of diamonds and other gems, and is believed to enshrine eight hairs of the Gautama Buddha as well as relics of three former Buddha’s.
After the tour, return back to the hotel and free at leisure.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Nyaung U Airport for domestic flight to Heho. Land at Heho Airport and drive to Nyaung Shwe Jetty about (1 hour) and then board a boat to Inle Lake where we will spend our “Full day excursion”. Inle Lake with its 22 km long & 10 km wide is unique watery world, the most famous are Intha fisherman row canoes with one leg, gardens float, and wooden homes perch above the water on rickety stilts.
Lunch will be served at a typical restaurant built on stilt in the middle of the lake
After lunch we proceed to visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State and the boat construction workshop at Nampan village as well stopping to see some traditional handicrafts – silk weaving on wooden handlooms in Inpawkon village. After the tour transfer to the hotel for check-in & relax
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed by boat for full day excursion by boat on the Inle Lake. We visit one of the local market in the Inle Lake region (Remark; on market days only); altogether with Gold and Silver Smith workshops at Ywama Village; Cheroot and Boat Making Workshops in Nan Pan Village and then board a boat to the western shore of Inle Lake, where you will find the beginning of a stair path leading to the well-hidden Shwe Inn Thein Pagoda complex
The site is believed to date back to the days of the Indian emperor Ashoka, who sent out monks in the 3rd century BC across Asia to spread Buddhism. Centuries later two Kings of the Bagan empire, Narapatisithu and Anawrahta built pagodas at the site. The site contains hundreds of pagodas, collectively known as the Shwe Inn Thein pagodas. Most are from the 17th and 18th century; the earliest one with an inscription dates to the 14th century. In the afternoon, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and boat construction workshop at Nampan village as well stopping to see some traditional handicrafts in Inpawkon village
After the tour return back to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure.
Breakfast at the hotel. Airport for domestic flight to Mandalay . Land at Mandalay Airport and transfer to Mandalay City where we going to start our “Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Mandalay” Experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay including of the most revered religious monument in Myanmar – Mahamuni Pagoda & Mahamuni Buddha Image Place”
Continue to visit a traditional hand – woven silk workshop as well as Kalaga tapestries craftsmen’s shop followed by Gold leaf work shop. After lunch on your own expenses, transfer to the hotel for check in and short refreshment. In the afternoon we are going to visit Golden Palace Monastery, a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda the world largest book, made of marble. Proceed to Mandalay Hill to enjoy the sunset and panoramic view of the city. After the tour return back to the hotel, time to relax .
Breakfast at the hotel. We will depart to SAGAING, which is an important religious and meditation center for Myanmar people. Firstly, visit to Sun-U-Ponnya-Shin pagoda, which dates back to the 14th century. Horse cart ride experience in Inwa, formerly known as Ava which is located about 21km from Mandalay and which used to be Burmese capital for more than 300 years, across three separate periods. We going to visit here the “leaning tower” Nanmyint, one of the only structures remaining from King Bagyidaw’s palace. Visit to Ava (Mouth of the lake) popularly known as Me Nu Ok Kyaung (Me Nu’s Brick Monastery), it was built in 1818 by Nanmadaw Me Nu and continue visit to the teak Bagaya Monastery. Continue drive to Amarapura and we will visit to Mahagandayon – a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study; continue to 200-year-old U Bein teak bridge, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital. Since then it is noted for silk and cotton weaving. Visit a traditional hand-woven silk workshop.
After the tour return back to the hotel, time to relax.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Yangon Airport for domestic flight to Bagan. Land at Nyaung U Bagan Airport and transfer to Nyaung Oo Market to experience local ways of trading. Then proceed the visit the most significant Pagoda and temples of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda, built by king Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; Gu Byanuk Gyi and Ananda Temple, with four famous standing Buddha images. In the afternoon, visit one of Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer ware craftsmen’s workshop in nearby Myinkaba village. You will continue to Manuha Temple, built in the Mon style in 1059. Next you will explore the Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, a temple noteworthy for its mural paintings under the protection of UNESCO. At the end of or tour enjoy 30 min ox-cart ride to enjoy sunset over the famous Ayeyarwaddy River from one of the Temples.
Transfer to the hotel for check-in and relax.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today our program includes “Full Day trip to mount Popa”. We will drive for about 1.5 hrs to enjoy breathtaking scenery and spectacular views. Mt Popa, 48kms south east of Bagan is an extinct volcano that rises 2417 feet above the northern plains. On top of this striking tower lies the most important ‘Nat’ (Spirit) shrine in Myanmar. The mountain is the abode of the powerful ‘Nat’ known as the Popa Goddess, or Popa Mother. She is considered to be kinder than most spirits and is the protector of women.
The complex of shrines is accessed by a 25 minute climb and there are panoramic views from the top. Tradition says you should avoid wearing red or black on the mountain as this may offend the resident spirits. Festivals take place here throughout the year. Lunch will be served at Popa Mountain Resort with spectacular view on your own expenses. On the way back, a short stop at a locally run toddy palm, sugar & sky beer (toddy palm juice) shop and plantation. After return back to the hotel and free to relax .
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport for domestic flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, proceed the sightseeing tour includes the old colonial-style city center including the gilded Sule Pagoda dating back over 2,000 years.
In the afternoon, take 30-45 minutes ride on board the circular train. Opened in 1961, the train carries an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people a day, starting and ending at the Central Station in downtown Yangon. The circle train will throw you into life the way the locals live it, and it’s a great way to participate without being obtrusive. There are several stops along the ride where you can take pictures, buy drinks from the locals or simply disembark Of course we cannot miss during our tour stop at Scott’s Market which is a heaven for shopping lovers Bogyoke Aung San Market (formerly Scott’s Market) – was built in 1926, late in the British rule of Myanmar, and although it is commonly believed to be named after James George Scott, the British civil servant who introduced football to Myanmar, it is actually named after the Municipal Commissioner of the time, Mr. Gavin Scott. The ground floor and the 1st floor are lined with small antique shops selling old coins, bank-notes, postage stamps and medals. In the middle of the market are jewelers, selling famous Burmese jade, Burmese rubies and other precious stones. It is closed on Mondays & Public holidays. After the tour transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of the trip.
Note: the price is based on a group of minimum 4 travelers.
English speaking station guides on excursions
Hotel accommodation in twin/double sharing rooms
Daily breakfast at the hotel
All transfers by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with mineral water and cold towels
All tours and sightseeing with entrance fees as per program
All domestic flight tickets within Myanmar (Yangon–Heho/ Heho–Mandalay/
All service charges, government taxes and handling fees
International flight tickets to/from Myanmar
Visa to Myanmar
Tip for guides & drivers, bellboys, boats, restaurants …
Personal travel insurance
Any other cost not mentioned in the Inclusions