Day 1 Arrival
Welcome to the Garden City Yangon.
Arrive by either morning or afternoon flight to Yangon International Airport. Our representative will give welcome gifts including traditional Shan bag, postcard & Map of Myanmar. Then, transfer to hotel. Here we would like to reserve enough time for you to take a good rest that you may need after a long tedious flight. Therefore, sightseeing in Yangon is postponed to the day before departure that you will enjoy for the whole day.
Day 2 Yangon - Bagan
After breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to airport for flight to Bagan. On arrival you'll be taken to Shwezigon Pagoda a prototype of later Myanmar stupa. Then to Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi Temple with fine mural paintings of Jataka scenes. After that transfer to Hotel for check-in.
Afternoon sightseeing tour continues with visits to lacquerware industry where you can study traditional Myanmar lacquerware making, Manuha Temple with gigantic Buddha images, a captive king's impression of life in prison; Nanpaya, an Early-style temple with the finest stone carvings. Although it has spots lights installed, it would be safer to bring your own hand-held torch as electricity supply can be shut-off from time to time.
In the evening you will be visiting the Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross. Overnight at hotel. (B)
(In Bagan there are more than 2000 temples & stupas. Indeed it is difficult to cover all temples within limited time. Therefore we have carefully selected only some major temples for you in order to avoid hectic tourism. But if you want to see more temples, just let your guide or driver knows. They can show you as much temples as possible within your stay.)
Day 3 BAGAN - SALAY - POPA - BAGAN
After breakfast, you will be driving down to Salay and a short stop on the way will be made to study Toddy farmer's life like collecting toddy wine, making molasses, and making hand made oil.
Your Salay visit will include Yoke-son Monastery decorated with wood-carvings depicting scenes for moral lessons. Then a short walk through the ruined old monastery to Laquerware Buddha Image and the ancient monastery. Then tour continues to Mount Popa (by coach ), an extinct volcano, which is the abode of Nats ( Spirits ). On top of the mountain, there are monasteries, pagodas and shrines in different style. Return by coach to Bagan. Overnight in Bagan, (B)
Day 4 Bagan - Mandalay
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transfer to airport for flight to Mandalay. On arrival to Tada-Oo International Airport, you will be proceeding to famous Mahamuni Pagoda, one of the most sacret Buddha Image in Mandalay. Then a short visit to Gold foil making cottage industry. Check-in at hotel and followed by afternoon sightseeing that begins with Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the World's Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures. Tour continues to 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 different location. Return can be made by car as there is also a car track by the base of elevator just before the platform. Overnight at hotel. (B)
Day 5 MANDALAY - HEHO - PINDAYA - NYAUNG SHWE ( INLE LAKE )
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Heho. Drive to the small quiet town Pindaya, 48 km north of Kalaw, to visit Pindaya Lake and Pindaya cave, well-known for its countless Buddha images.Â Enjoy also the great scenic beauty of the countryside along the road to Pindaya through picturesque landscapes. Visit bamboo- umbrella domestic workshop as well.
Afternoon drive back to Nyaung Shwe where Inle Lake is situated. Overnight at Hotel. (B)
Day 6 Nyaung Shwe (Inle Lake)
After breakfast Excursion in Inle Lake ( by boat ) visiting to the following places like unique leg-rowers and scenic beauty, fishing canoes using special methods for fishing and collecting seaweed, lakebed mud etc to make floating gardens. Then you will visit well known Nga Pe Chaung ( Jumping Cat ) monastery and Silver smith factory.
After that visit to Cheroot making factory, Boat making carpentry workshop, Silk weaving factory. In the late afternoon, visit the most famous Paungdaw Oo Pagoda. On the way back to Nyaung Shwe you will pass through some villages to enjoy life on the lake. Overnight in Nyaung Shwe. (B)
Day 7 Heho - Yangon
After breakfast, visit to Indein, the hidden treasure of Pa-O ethnic tribes to see the ruin pagodas in the forest. Then transfer to Heho airport for flight to Yangon. On arrival transfer to hotel for check in and overnight in Yangon. (B)
Day 8 Departure
After breakfast, sightseeing in Yangon includes visits to some major highlights like Gaba Aye ( World Peace ) pagoda and Mahapasana Cave and transfer to airport for international departure. (B) Bon Voyage