10 Days / 9 Nights
Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, meet at airport and transfer to Hotel. Sightseeing depends on your arrival flight time. Tour highlights are: Yangon Colonial Style City Center and Sule Pagoda, City Hall of Myanmar architectural design, High Court noted for its British colonial architecture including its clock tower and its red-bricked exterior, Botataung Pagoda is enshrined with the sacred hair of the Lord Buddha. Then heading to Chauk Htet Gyi Pagoda to see the largest reclining Buddha Image in Yangon. Complete your first day in Myanmar with an extended visit to one of the world's most spectacular monuments, the Shwedagon Pagoda, its golden Stupa is The Heart of Myanmar. The pagoda is believed 2,500 years old and the central stupa is surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar people praying and offering at Pagoda. Enjoy sunset at Pagoda. Overnight in Yangon Panorama Hotel or similar class.
Check out hotel and transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Bagan (1 hr 20 minutes flying). Arrive Nyaung U airport, welcome by our tour guide and driver, then transfer to the hotel. We begin a full-day sightseeing tour by visiting Nyaung-Oo morning market to see people ways of life and continuing with visit to a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples including Shwezigon Pagoda built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine, Annada Temple a white-washed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddha, Thatbinnyu Temple known as “temples of omniscience” and dating from 1144 and the Sulamani temple. Transfer to the hotel for leisure. In the afternoon, visit one of Myanmar's most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer ware home Industry: nearby Myingabar village. Continue on; visit Damayangyi Temple - the massive temple in Bagan was built by Narathu. To finish of the day, enjoy sunset from the temple then transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Bagan.
Breakfast at the hotel. We continue to explore Bagan includes Payarthonezu Temple Complex, Min Nan Thu Village, continue on visit Gubyaukgyi Temple admiring the fine stuccowork, Nanpaya temple built in the Mon style with intricate stone carvings, and said once to have been Manuha's residence, Htilominlo the last Bamar style temple built in Bagan, with old murals and friezes, Apyeyandanar Temple, Lawkannandar temple and enjoy sunset at one of the monuments along Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight in Bagan.
Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to the airport. Depart for Mandalay by domestic flight (30 min flying). Arrive at Mandalay Airport. Firstly, start an excursion to Amarapura: Maha Gandayone Monastery – home to several thousand young monks where you can watch the whole monastery having their meal silently. Going towards 200 years old U Bein teak bridge built in 1728 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital. Visit traditional hand – woven silk workshop. In the afternoon, excursion to Sagaing Hill by passing through Sagaing Bridge. Enjoy the panoramic view at the top of the hill. Visit to Silver smith & Kaunghmudaw Pagoda. Drive back to Mandalay. Overnight in Mandalay.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Jetty and take a boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun about 1hr upper river from Mandalay. Visit Mingun Bell: the world largest un-cracked bell, weighing 90 tons and continue Hsinbyume as well as unfinished Pagoda built as one of the world's largest cherish by king Bodaw Paya by traditional styled bullock - cart. After sightseeing sail back to Mandalay. Continue visit to the Shwenandaw Palace also known as Former Royal Palace, which was once king Mindon’s home, the Mahamuni Pagoda. Stop to see stone carving and later to see gold leaf being beaten into wafer thin pieces. Visit the Shwenandaw Monastery, excellent example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world’s largest book made of marble. Enjoy spectacular views at sunset from Mandalay Hill there are interesting glass-studded temples. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Mandalay.
After breakfast, check – out hotel and transfer to the airport. Depart for Heho by domestic flight (30 min flying). Then drive to Pindaya (Approx: 2 hours) through the Shan Plateau. Visit magnificent Pindaya caves set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque where thousands of different types of Buddha images are display in the various cave chambers. Continue visit some local houses where families produce Shan paper and umbrella. Drive to Kalaw (1&1/2 hrs ) – a popular hill station in the British days. You can enjoy cozy scenes along the way. Check in to your hotel. Overnight in Kalaw.
After breakfast, visit the colorful market to see people ways of life. Then visit Christ the King Church – a brick Catholic Church and Hnee Paya – features a gold lacquered bamboo Buddha. Drive to Nyaung Shwe on the edge of the Inle Lake: famous for its unique leg rower (2 & ½ hrs drive). Arrive Nyaung Shwe and proceed to Inle lake by local boat and Check-in Hotel. An excursion by boat on Inle Lake, heading to the middle of Inle lake including Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda the holiest religious site in Southern Shan State. Floating Villages & Gardens where fruit and vegetables are grown. See traditional handicrafts – silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop. Stop at Ngaphechaung Monastery. Overnight in Inle.
After breakfast, start an excursion by boat on Inle lake will includes sights of the famous leg rowers typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing, village life and magnificent sceneries. Visit one of the local markets in the Inle lake region (on market days by days). And then, an excursion by boat to the Western Shore of Inle Lake to the beginning of a stair path leading to the hidden and unknown Inn Dein Pagoda complex. Return back to hotel. Free and leisure. Enjoy the sunset at hotel. Overnight in Inle.
Morning breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Heho airport depart for Yangon by schedule flight. (Approx: 1 ½ hr flying) and arrive Yangon airport, on the way to Hotel, visit Mahapasana Cave (if open) where Sixth Buddhist Synod was held, Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda) and Karaweik Royal Barge (for the fantastic photo view). Check in to your hotel. Afternoon shopping to the the Bogyoke Market (Scotts market) with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems store. Continue visit to China Town & Fruit market to see evening life of Yangon. Transfer to the hotel and leisure. Overnight in Yangon.
Morning Breakfast at hotel. Free and leisure at the hotel until departure for next destination.
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