Myanmar (7 Days/6 Nights)
DAY 1: Yangon
Warmest welcome from Myanmar and meet with our Professional English Speaking Guide at Yangon International Airport. Transfer to hotel for check-in.
Today sightseeing the most colonial buildings in South East Asia and the best examples are the City Hall, High Court Building with its Clock Tower and The Minister’s Building which occupies the whole block. Next, visit to Sule Pagoda, Mahabandoola Park with Independence Monument, located at the heart of the city.
In the evening, visit to Little India & China Town, Enjoy mingling with locals, socked in the vibrant atmosphere, bargain with the shopkeepers for souvenirs and sample the exotic local dishes. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight stay in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan
Early morning Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Yangon Domestic airport for the flight to Bagan. On arrival, the first visit to Nyaung-U market where bustling trades of fresh vegetables, rice, clothings and the famous thanaka are taking place.
The tour will start with a visit to Shwezigone Pagoda where a bone and tooth of Gautama Buddha are believed to be enshrined. Continue to the Gu Byauk Gyi Pagoda which has 13th century murals depicting scenes from the Jataka tales. After lunch, visit the Lacquerware Workshop to see how the famous handicraft is made. Continue to Ananda Pagoda build by King Kyanzittha in 1910. Next, continue to the Dhammayangyi Pahto which, according to legends, has the brickwork so fine that a pin could not pass through between any two brick even though it was constructed without using mortar. Also, it is the ideal place to view the sunset. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3: Bagan – Mandalay
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. After arrival, transfer to hotel for check in. The first visit is to the famed Mahamuni Pagoda which houses a Buddha images that said to have the exact likeness of the Gautama Buddha. Stop by at the nearby Stone and Wood Carving Workshops where Buddha images, stone slab for inscriptions and figurines are made from wood and marbles. Continue to the Royal Mandalay Palace to visit Mandalay Culture Museum and Nanmyint Watchtower. After lunch, visit Zay Cho Market and go shopping for the famous and signature products of Mandalay such as acheik (Mandalay silk longyi), Kadipar (velvet) silpers and hto moat (sticky cake). The next destination is a very unusual pagoda called Hmwe (Snake) Pagoda due to the large pythons believed to be the reincarnated souls of the two monks previously served at the pagoda. Later visit the Shwekyimyint Pagoda built by prince Min Shin Saw of Bagan in 1167 and consider to be predated Mandalay itself. The pagoda is never been renovated since it was build and has an impressive collection of Buddha images. In the evening, visit Sanda Muni Pagoda which has 1774 small white pagodas surrounding the main pagoda. Each pagoda has individual marble slabs inscribed with Buddha teaching. Climbed the Mandalay Hill and enjoy the sunset before returning to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Inle Lake
Today Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Mandalay Airport for the flight to Heho. On arrival, drive to Pindaya, visit to the Pindaya Natural Caves which has well over 8, 000 Buddha images, ornamental thrones and reredos that compose the impressive display of Buddhist iconography and art from early Konbaung era (18th century) to the modern period.
After visit Pindaya, transfer to Nyaung Shwe Jetty, take The Boat Trip around the lake which include visit to various handicraft workshops, enjoy the picturesque villages with silt-house and floating gardens and the famous leg-rower fishermen with their catches. Transfer to hotel for check-in and overnight stay at hotel on the lake.
Day 5: Inle Lake
Breakfast at hotel. Morning sightseeing to Floating Market and Floating Garden to enjoy the lively atmosphere of local venders doing business. The tour continue visit to Inn Phaw Khone Village, Padaung Tribes (Long Neck Women) and observe the complex creation and production of lotus flower textile. Afterwards, visit the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and the Ngaphekhaung old temple (Jumping Cat Monastery).
Next, visit to Ywama Village, and take a boat trip to take a boat trip to the famous Handicraft Workshops around the lake. Inle lake is famous for its craftsmanship and visitors can study gold and silver smith, blacksmith, cigar making process and other workshops that produce handmade crafts. Return to hotel and overnight stay on the lake.
Day 6: Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Heho Airport for the flight to Yangon. On arrival, Shopping trip to Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market which offers antique, Burmese handicraft and jewelry shops, art galleries, and clothing stores as well as foodstuffs, garments and foreign goods. The tour continue visit to Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha. And also visit to the icon of Yangon and the most important religious monument in Myanmar, Shwedagon Pagoda. This magnificent and imposing pagoda is 90 meter tall and cover with 60 tons of gold with a single 75 carat diamond grace the tip.
Return to hotel and overnight stay in Yangon.
Day 7: Yangon Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure connection.