Start city: Yangon
End city: Mandalay
Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights
Departure: Private Tour. Daily, upon your request.
Cities to visit: Yangon– Bagan – Inle Lake – Mandalay
- Extendable with optional tours from Yangon and from Mandalay
Note: This private tour requires minimum of 2 passengers to operate
- Enjoy fine dining with Burmese food and amazing cultural show
- Explore vibrant hub of colorful Colonial facades in Yangon
- Witness the sun set over beautiful, ancient temples in Bagan
- Relax and unwind at Inle lake, one of the most photogenic place of Myanmar
- Walk over the Ubein the world’s longest teak bridge
Mingalabar! Upon arrival, driver and tour guide of Myanmar Tours will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to hotel in Yangon city. Rest of the time is at leisure to recover from jetleg.
Accommodations: Hotel in Yangon
Meals: Welcome Dinner.
Day 2: Yangon City Tour
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is still a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one of the most fascinating and authentic capitals of South-East Asia.Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is still a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one of the most fascinating and authentic capitals of South-East Asia.After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a full day guided city tour to discovery the most highlights of busting formal capital Yangon. We first transfer to Yangon Railways station to take an unique ride on the city’s circular train through the outskirts of town. The slowly traveling train gives you unique opportunity to enjoy observing the lively and colorful life of the rural Burmese people. Disembark after 45 minutes – 1 hour at Insein Market, one of the city's best fresh markets, filled with vendors and piles of colorful items for sale. Spend time walking amid the stalls examining the fruits, produce and meats on sale as well as chatting with the friendly locals. Continue with the visit to Sule Pagoda. It is believed to enshrine a strand of hair of the Buddha. From Sule Pagoda, we embark on an orientation walk to Chinese Town, covering exotic streets of Yangon downtown and British Colonial building as Emmanuel Church, Inland Water Buildings.Our next stop is Bogyoke Market. Formerly named Scott’s Market, it is now the main tourist destination where you can find antique, Burmese handicrafts & jewelry shops, art galleries & clothing stores. Late afternoon, visit Shwedagon pagoda – the most prominent monument in Yangon which dominates the sky with golden flash, giant spires and holy relics.Your highlight for this evening is the dinner in Karaweik Palace. The dinner is served with fine Burmese food and amazing cultural show.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Dinner
Day 3: Yangon – Fly to Bagan – Sightseeing
Today we have an early morning flight Bagan. Bagan is Myanmar’s archaeological wonderland, where over 3,000 ancient temples blossom from the countryside. Start your tour with a trip to the bustling Nyaung U Market in Old Bagan then explore the beautiful, gold leaf Shwezigon Pagoda and learn about Burmese Buddhist traditions. We continue our tour with a visit to Ananda Temple, stopping along the way on the Bagan plains to admire some of the surrounding temples. In the afternoon, take a tour of a local lacquer ware workshop and learn how this traditional piece of art is made. Enjoy romantic sunset cruise on Irrawaddy River.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
Day 4: Bagan – Discovery
After breakfast, start with an exotic horse cart ride to one of the biggest temples in Bagan: Nan Paya Pagoda and many other interesting sites nearby, continue with sightseeing to Minkaba Gubyaukyi Temple, take note of the architectural difference in MyaZedi Pagoda before heading to Manuha Temple. The highlight of today is the panoramic sunset view over Bagan.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
Day 5: Bagan – Fly to Heho – Inle Lake Discovery
Leave Bagan for Heho. Inle Lake, the second largest lake in Myanmar is located 900 meters above sea level and is home to the Intha people, famous for their one leg rowing technique.
Upon arrival, board a motorboat for a sightseeing tour to Phaungdawoo Pagoda, famed for its richly gilded five small Buddha images and believed to be the holiest pagoda in Inle Lake. Our next stop is Ngaphechaung Monastery, an attractive wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake at the end of the 1850s. As you travel closer to Nam Pan Village, have a look at cotton and lotus weaving factories and cigar making houses. These sites will give you a true sense of traditional Intha life.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Day 6: Inle Lake – Indein – Inle Lake
This morning, visit the “5 Day Market” which is held in different villages surrounding the lake. This is definitely a fascinating place to enjoy the scene of local tribes in their colorful clothes and exotic market atmosphere.
The boat will then take you to the beautiful temple of Indein, located on the hill overlooking the lake. It is relaxing to walk along the corridors and enjoy the giant columns that have been left to the nature for centuries. Return to your hotel for relaxation.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Day 7: Inle Lake – Heho – Fly to Mandalay – Sagaing – Amarapura
Leave Inle Lake for Mandalay. We will transfer from the city to Sagaing Hill, discover the monk education, visit Budda Cave, Uminthonze Pagoda and Sunooponnyashin Pagoda. Behold the panoramic view of Mandalay.
After that, come to Amarapura. Being famous for Mahagandaryone Monastery, Amarapura is the best place to experience the monk life in Mandalay. Walk over Ubein Wooden Bridge, the longest teakwood of its type and enjoy greast sunset here.
Accommodations: Hotel in Mandalay
Day 8: Mandalay – Mandalay Hill – Departure
Visit Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery – noted for its exquisite wood carvings and Kuthodaw Pagoda – known as the world's biggest book before getting transferred to the airport for your flight home.
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- 3 domestic flights: Yangon – Bagan; Bagan – Heho; Heho – Mandalay
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
- Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
- Service of English speaking guides in every location
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- International flights
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
- Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Tips for guides and drivers
- Personal travel insurance
- Myanmar Visa fees (more at www.myanmartours.com/visa.html)
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