A Myanmar Discovery

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CITIES: Yangon | Began | Mandalay | Inle Lake
  • Product Category Land Package
  • Destinations Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Heho, Inle Lake

CITIES: Yangon | Began | Mandalay | Inle Lake

What is included in this tourItems that are included in the cost of tour price

• Domestic air tickets
From Yangon to Bagan; from Bagan to Mandalay;
From Mandalay to Heho; from Heho to Yangon
• Accommodation based on twin shared:
Yangon – Jasmine Palace Hotel or similiar
Bagan – Bawga Theiddhi Hotel or similiar
Mandalay – Hotel Hazel or similiar
Inle Lake – Anata Inle Resort or similiar
• Daily breakfast at hotel
• Sightseeing tours with English speaking guide

What is not included in this tourItems that are not included in the cost of tour price

• International air tickets
• Insurance and all other personal expenses
• Myanmar Visa fees
• Gratuities for local guides, drivers, and porters.
Suggested at USD10 per passenger per day (To be paid in local)

  1. Day 1 Yangon

    Sightseeing in Yangon
    Yangon lies in the fertile delta of southern Myanmar, on the wide Yangon River. The city is filled with tree-shaded boulevards, while shimmering stupas float above the treetops.
    Visit Sule Pagoda
    Sule Pagoda: this 48 meter high golden dome was used by the British as the nucleus of their grid pattern for the city when it was rebuilt in the 1880s. The pagoda’s
    peculiarity is its octagonal-shaped stupa, which retains its shape as it tapers to the spire.
    Visit Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake
    Kandawgyi Lake: also known as the Royal Lake, this natural body of water located in the city center is a good place for strolling and picnicking. The lake is attractive at
    sunset when the glittering Shwedagon pagoda is reflected in its calm waters.
    Visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda
    The reclining Buddha at Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda in Yangon which is almost as large as the enormous figure of Shwethalyaung Buddha in Bago. It’s housed in a large
    metal-roofed shed on Shwegondaing Lan. Surprisingly, this huge figure is little known and hardly publicised at all.
    Visit Shwedagon Pagoda
    Shwedagon Pagoda: the highlight of any visit to Yangon, this pagoda dates back about 2500 years and was built to house eight sacred hairs of the Buddha. Its original
    shape has changed beyond all recognition over the centuries. Its bell-shaped superstructure, is covered in about 60 tons of gold-leaf.
    Overnight in Yangon.

  2. Day 2 Yangon - Bagan

    Transfer to airport, then take the flight from Yangon to Bagan.
    Sightseeing in Bagan
    Bagan is a spectacular plain stretching away from the Ayeyarwaddy River, dotted with thousands of 800-year old temple ruins. Although human habitation at Bagan
    dates back almost to the beginning of the Christian era, Bagan only entered its golden period with the conquest of Thaton in 1057 AD.
    Shwezigon Paya: King Anawrahta started the construction and it was finished by his successor, King Kyansittha between 1086 and 1090. The stupa’s graceful bell
    shape became a prototype for virtually all later stupas over Myanmar.
    Gubyaukhyi Temple at Wetkyi-Inn: This Temple was built in the early 13th Century. The great colorful painting about the previous life of Buddha and the distinguished
    architecture make this temple an interesting site for a visit. This temple is not to be confounded with the Gubyaukgyi Temple in Myinkabe.
    Ananda Pahto: one of the finest, largest, best preserved and most revered of the Bagan temples. Thought to have been built around 1105 by King Kyanzittha, this
    perfectly proportioned temple heralds the stylistic end of the Early Bagan period and the beginning of the Middle period.
    Gubyaukgyi Temple at Myinkaba: This temple is famous for its well-preserved Stuccos from the 12th century on the outside walls. The magnificent paintings date from
    the original construction of the temple and are considered to be the oldest original paintings in Bagan.
    Manuha Temple: The Manuha Temple was built in 1059 by King Manuha, the King of Thaton, who was brought captive to Bagan by King Anawrahta.
    Shwesandaw Paya: In 1057 King Anawrahta built this Pagoda following his conquest of Thaton. This is the first monument in Bagan.
    Lacquerware Workshop: the villages around Bagan are known for producing the finest lacquerware in Myanmar. Stop by one of the workshops and learn about the
    painstaking process of laquerware making and decoration.
    Watch sunset over Bagan
    Enjoy a panoramic view of the sun setting over the plain of Bagan from one of the pagoda platforms.
    Overnight in Bagan.

    Breakfast

  3. Day 3 Bagan - Mandalay

    Transfer to airport, then take the flight from Bagan to Mandalay.
    Excursion to Amarapura and Sagaing
    In the morning, head to Amarapura, a former royal capital, and the Mahagandayon Monastery to observe monks and novices as they line up to receive their daily
    offering of alms and food from faithful Buddhists. Afterwards, visit the 19th century Pahtodawgyi Paya and the reconstructed Bagaya Kyaung. Pause to enjoy the
    atmosphere of U Bein’s Bridge, a picturesque teak bridge which extends over one kilometer across Taungthaman Lake. Continue to Sagaing, another former royal
    capital and the spiritual center of Myanmar. Stop at some of the most famous temples such as Sun U Ponya Shin Paya, U Min Thonsei Paya and Kaung Hmu Daw Paya.
    Sightseeing in Mandalay
    Visit Mandalay Palace (Myanansankyaw Golden Palace)
    Visit Mahamuni Paya
    Mahamuni Paya: originally built by King Bodawpaya in 1784 when a road paved with bricks was constructed from his palace to the paya’s eastern gate. The
    centerpiece of the shrine is the highly venerated Mahamuni image that was transported to Myanmar from Mrauk U in Rakhaing in 1784.
    Visit Shwe Inn Bin Monastery
    Shwe Inn Bin Monastery: A Chinese merchant, U Set Shwin, married a local Burmese lady and with his newly acquired fortune built a monastery for his religious wife.
    It is built of teak, has Burmese carved doors and paintings depicting General Prendergast negotiating with court ministers prior to King Thibaw’s exile.
    Visit Mandalay Hill at sunset
    Mandalay Hill: an easy climb up the sheltered steps bring one to a panoramic view over the palace, Mandalay and the paya-studded countryside. The famous hermit
    monk, U Khanti, is credited with inspiring the construction of many of the buildings on and around the hill in the years after the founding of the city.
    Overnight in Mandalay.

    Breakfast

  4. Day 4 Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake

    Transfer to airport, then take the flight from Mandalay to Heho. By vehicle from Heho to Inle Lake then transfer by boat.
    Excursion by boat on Inle Lake
    Inle Lake: Inle Lake is beautiful, with very calm waters dotted with patches of floating vegetation and fishing canoes. The lake’s shore and islands bear 17 villages on stilts. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and observe the skilled fisherman using their leg-rowing technique to propel themselves around the lake. Visit the floating gardens, a market and a Intha village around the lake. Also visit to the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Inn Paw Khon Village and the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery.
    Overnight in Inle Lake.

    Breakfast

  5. Day 5 Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon

    Transfer by boat, then by vehicle from Inle Lake to Heho. Take the flight from Heho to Yangon.
    Overnight in Yangon.

    Breakfast

  6. Day 6 Yangon

    Sightseeing in Yangon
    Visit Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market Bogyoke Aung San Market: also known as Scott Market, this building contains over 2000 stalls and is the best place in Yangon to browse through the complete range
    of localhandicrafts.
    Afternoon at leisure

    Breakfast

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