The tour is tailored for travellers who wish to explore carefully about history, culture, people and nature of the enchanting Myanmar. With our experienced local guides, you will have chance to learn fully about the history of Buddihist culture, uncover the mystery behind beautiful ancient monuments in Bagan, immerse in natural atmosphere and rural lanscapes, relax in a floating hotel and many more that wait for you to experience.
|Day 1||Mandalay||Mandalay arrival, visit selected highlights of Sagaing and Amarapura,...|
|Day 2||Mingun||Morning boat trip to visit Mingun unfinished pagoda, explore further...||B|
|Day 3||Bagan||Overland travel from Mandalay to Bagan, en-route visit ancient...||B|
|Day 4||Bagan||Visit series of significant temples and pagodas in Bagan, learn ...||B|
|Day 5||Kalaw||Morning fly to Heho airport, transfer to Kalaw, afternoon visit Kalaw...||B|
|Day 6||Inle Lake||Train to Shwenyaung train station and connect Nyaung Shwe jetty, boat...||B|
|Day 7||Indein||Boat trip to Indein village, en-route participate in 5-day floating...||B|
|Day 8||Yangon||Morning fly to Yangon, car tour to visit highlights of the city,...||B|
|Day 9||Yangon||Check out hotel, transfer to airport, depart||B|
Meals8 breakfasts, lunch, dinner
AccommodationHotel (9 nights),
TransportCar, Boating, Plane, Trekking, Train
Flights1. Fly from Bagan to Heho airport (30 minutes)2. Morning fly from Heho to Yangon (1 hour 10 minutes)
Welcome to Mandalay – the city of culture located in the right heart of Myanmar.
Unlike other lively tours in modern cities, your excursion in Mandalay will take you to the outlying areas with fantastic mixture of nature and culture: Riverside hills dotted by gold stupas and pagodas named Sagaing, incredible view over Manday across Ayeyarwaddy River from the hill top, brilliant U Min Thonze Cave Temple and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, amazing golden Buddha statue at Mahamuni Buddha Temple.
Moreover, a stop at Mahagandayon Monastery is truly worth your time in Mandalay, impressing you by the calm atmosphere when humble monks in red robes lining up silently for lunch ceremony.
After all, a stunning sunset over the iconic U Bein Bridge will definitly blow you away after a long day tour.
Standing for “Free from Danger”, Yankin Hill is ideally peaceful destination for sunset view from the East of Mandalay. After 30 minutes driving from the city center, you could choose to continue driving up the hilltop or spending a further 30 minutes to climb up the top through steep stairway. From the hilltop, enjoy the panoramic view of Mandalay's rural landscapes and Shan foothills behind.
Sailing upwards the mighty Irrawaddy river from Mandalay, Mingun unfinished pagoda will soon catch your eyes in with its massive compound setting near the riverbank. Get off the boat, we will take you to discover all secrets behind the largest pagoda in the country and probably in the world if finished, the overriding ambition of King Bodawpaya, the reason why it was eventually left abandoned, the great architecture from finest brick works and the largest working giant bell inside. If you wish, it is also possible to climb to the top of pagoda and have splendid views of surrounding landscape.
Far away from the hustle of Mandalay, there lies a forgetten ancient capital of Ava where you could enjoy a bumpy but delightful ride on a horse cart (a popular local transport) and discover quaint rural landscape dotted with ruined temples, brick monasteries or the well-preserved remains of the outer city walls or pleasant view of farmers working on their private land. This is a great opportunity to gather some unique impressions off the beaten track.
Being known as one of the successful empire over Myanmar history, Bagan is like a miniature representing ancient prosperity and power of Burma with over 2,000 well-preserved stupas, pagodas and temple. Entering the land and visiting main attractions, exquisite and graceful architecture offerred by aging monuments along with interesting stories behind will amaze any passionate travellers. Afternoon trip to Bagan lacquerware house is another worthwhile stop to see how finest lacquerware products are made all by hands and get to know why Bagan is the famous centre of thriving lacquerware industry in Burma.
Catching a slow train from Kalaw to Inle Lake, it is the chance to to gether local feeling with a seat on outdated carriage dated back from colonial time. The train has long played such a vital role on daily life of Shan Hill locals as importantly affordable link connecting lands. Sitting near the opened windows, relax your mind and enjoy your hassle-free time observing the laid-back charm of naturally preserved Shan mountains, beautiful countryside and vibrant local life going by..
the western of Shan state is the pictureque Inle Lake – the Venice of Myanmar.
Stepping off Nyaung Shwe marina, you will take a motorized boat to navigate through stilt villages, floating garderns and meet locals who spend their entire lives on the water. Passing Ywa Ma village and Kay Lar Village where Intha people built their unique houses with long straight wooden poles stretching into the lake bed, it is your tranquil time in relaxed atmostphere of thelocally significant Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and get to unfold the interesting story of the five Buddhas inside. As the dawn is coming and the warm light turns the still surface of the lake a golden colour, just pause for a while and cherish true value of unforgetable moment.
Indein is a small village West of Inle Lake which is renowned for the floating market and impressive ancient stupas with Banyan trees growing out of them. From Inle Lake, by just a scenic 8-kilometer boat ride through a long narrow canal, you soon reach the lively floating ‘5-day market’ rotated every five days around five different villages in Inle. This is a beautiful opportunity to experience the diversity of Inle ethnic, witness their day-to-day life and make their unique fair on the water trading all local products. A drop-in visit to local workshops will excite your curiosity about lotus weaving, cheroot cigarettes making in various size and flavours and diligent hand crafted silver work. Lastly, don’t forget to discover old ruined pagodas dated back to the 13th century and admire their incredible beauty even in bad condition. The impressive image of stupas after stupas decaying due to constant exposure to humidity still pose irresistible charm will leave you with nothing but thrills.
Welcome to Yangon - the biggest and most bustling city in Myanmar, a unique city in Southeast Asia with all nostalgic colors of time and culture reserved over centuries.
If you are interested in colonial era architecture, a stroll down Yangon's colonial buildings will definitely blow you away by well-reserved images from the 20th century, with decaying facades filled with old paint and small trees squeezing through those little cracks.
Moreover, proud of rich cultural tradition, Yangon will amaze you with plenty of spiritual relics where you can experience the importance of Buddhism to the Burmese’s lives: tranquil Chaukhtatgyi Temple containing an over-200-feet-long reclining Buddha, the octagonal-shaped 2500 year old pagoda Sule Pagoda located in the heart of the city, and especially the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda - the massive 99 meter high gold plated pagoda with the diamond studded spire on top of a small hill in downtown Yangon.
And don’t miss chance to meditate in pagoda’s mystical atmosphere beautifully lit up after dark.
(Note: Selected schedules will be appropriately handpicked according to specific package)
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