Day 01 : Yangon
Meet on arrival at Yangon International Airport. Transfer to hotel and today’s sightseeing tour includes the gilded SULE PAGODA, dating back over 2,000 years, BOGYOKE (SCOTT’S) MARKET (closed on Monday and public holiday) with hundreds of stores and a visit of a gems shop. The tour continues to CHAUK HTAT GYI, a huge reclining Buddha image followed by a photo stop made at KARAWEIK HALL, a royal floating barge. An extended visit to SHWEDAGON PAGODA, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, will conclude the tour of this picturesque Garden City. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Overnight in Yangon. (No Meal)
Day 02 : Yangon – Bagan
After breakfast,transfer to Yangon on Airport for domestic flight to Bagan. Upon arrival in Bagan, transfer to hotel and proceed for sightseeing starting with the busy local market and continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples such as SHWEZIGON PAGODA, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century, KU BYAUK GYI, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes, KHAY MIN GA TEMPLE, noted for its spectacular panoramic view of the area’s many monuments and ANANDA TEMPLE with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior.
Afternoon a visit of a lacquer craftsmen’s workshop in nearby MYINKABA village and sightseeing to MANUHA TEMPLE, built in mon style in 1059, NANBAYA TEMPLE, a unique sandstone monument, said to have been the palace of King Manuha and MYINGABA GU BYAUKGYI TEMPLE, noted for its ancient mural paintings. Observe sunset in the vicinity of Bagan’s ancient monuments.
Overnight in Bagan.
Day 03 : Bagan – Mount Popa
After breakfast, Proceed on a scenic overland journey to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano with its shrine dedicated to animist spirits, known as “Nats”. For the energetic, there is time to climb the 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the volcanic plug. Return to Bagan and overnight.
Day 04 : Bagan – Mandalay
After breakfast,transfer to Bagan Airport for domestic flight to Mandalay.Today’s sightseeing tour of Mandalay, Myanmar’s cultural capital, Visit MAHAGANDAYON, a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study; continue to the 200-year-old U BEIN teak bridge, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was the royal capital. Visit of BAGAYA MONASTERY, with a superb collection of Buddha statues. En route stop at a traditional hand-weaving silk workshop.
Afternoon sightseeing tour including MAHAMUNI PAGODA with its spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves, visit to Gold Leaf Making Workshop and Tapestry Workshop. SHWE INBIN, one of the most outstanding monasteries in the country, SHWE NAN DAW KYAUNG or GOLDEN PALACE MONASTERY, a superb example of a traditional wooden building and KUTHODAW PAGODA, known as the world’s largest book, consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. Sunset on the Mandalay Hill and overnight in Mandalay
Day 05 : Mandalay – Mingun – Ava – Sagaing-Mandalay
After breakfast, transfer to the jetty and board a private chartered boat for a cruise over the Irrawaddy River towards the former capital of Mingun. After a 45-minute cruise, arrive in Mingun, famous for its huge unfinished pagoda also home to the Mingun Bell, considered as the world’s largest uncracked ringing bell. Also visit the beautiful white Hsinbyume Pagoda.
Excursion to the former royal capital of INWA (AVA), reached by a short boat trip. Visits by horse-drawn carriage to NANMYINT WATCH TOWER, the remains of the palace building nicknamed “leaning tower of Ava”, MAHA AUNGMYE BONZAN MONASTERY, built of brick and stucco and BARGAYAR MONASTERY, famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. Continue to SAGAING HILLS, a retreat for Buddhist devotees, for sunset. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 06: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Inle Lake
After breakfast ,transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho in Shan State. Continue by car and enjoy a scenic drive to Pindaya through the picturesque countryside of Shan State. Visit Pindaya’s limestone cave with its maze of chambers displaying more than 8,000 Buddha statues and local handicraft workshops producing Shan paper made from mulberry bark and traditional umbrellas made from the same paper that are used by monks all around the country. Overnight on the lake.
Day 07 : Inle lake- Inn Dein- Inle lake
After breakfast, Drive by road to INLE LAKE (120km-3 hours). Transfer by boat to Hotel. An excursion by boat on Inle Lake will include sights of the famous leg rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and village life. In the afternoon, further visits are made to PHAUNGDAW OO PAGODA, the weaving village of INPAWKHON and other sights. Excursion by boat to the western shore of the Inle lake to visit INN DEIN PAGODA Complex, found after following a stair path line d up with magnificent columns. Overnight on Inle lake.
Day 08 : Inle Lake – Heho – Ngapali
After breakfast, transfer to Heho Airport for the flight to Ngapali Beach. On arrival, Rest and leisure time at Ngapali beach. Overnight in Ngapali Beach.
Day 09-13: Ngapali beach
Rest and leisure time at Ngapali beach. (breakfast).
Day 14 : Ngapali – Yangon – Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Thandwe Airport for fly to Yangon. Arrival at Yangon ,transfer to Yangon International Airport departure flight.
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