Overview: Tropical combination of 3 domestic flights and a boat journey between Mandalay and Bagan to witness the beauties of mighty Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River. Convenient for those who have a little bit more extra time to spend in this beauteous country.
Starting In: Yangon
Duration: 10 Days/ 09 Nights
Finish In: Yangon
Tour Type: Culture, History, Archelogical Tours, Arts & Crafts, Nature
Day-03: Yangon-Heho by flight. Heho-Pindaya-Inle by car.
Day-04: Inle sightseeing by boat.
Day-05: Nyaungshwe-Heho by car. Heho-Mandalay by flight.
Day-06: Mandalay-Amarapura-Mandalay by car.
Day-07: Mandalay-Mingun-Mandalay by boat.
Day-08: Mandalay-Bagan by ferry boat.
Day-09: Bagan-Yangon by evening flight.
Day-10: Yangon Departure.
Day 01: Yangon Arrival (Lunch/ Dinner)
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Meet and transfer to the hotel and check in. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, start orientation tour of Yangon visiting Sule Pagoda, a beautiful octagonal golden stupa dating over 2,000 years; Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda - a colossal reclining Buddha, and end of the tour at Shwedagon Pagoda - over 2500 years old the world famous stupa. Welcoming Dinner with cultural show at Karaweik Palace, built in the style of Myanmar old days king’s Royal Budge. Your first night is in Yangon.
Day 02: Yangon - Bago - Yangon (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Start your day with breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast, visit to Bago -an ancient capital of Mons as well as Myanmar Second Dynasty situated about 80 km north-east of Yangon. Visit Htaukkyant World II Cemetery on the way. On arrive at Bago, visit Kyahkatwine Teaching Monastery where one can witness the hundreds of student monks having their lunch under the Buddha disciplines. Then, proceed to Shwemawdaw Pagoda - the highest pagoda in Myanmar. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch visit Kanbawzathadi Palace, the palace site of King Bayinnaung who is the founder of Myanmar 2nd Dynasty; Shwethalyaung Pagoda - a 55 meters long reclining Buddha; Mons' weaving village, and Cheroot Making Home Cottage Industry.Â On the way back visit Kyaikpon Four gigantic Buddh Images. Evening arrive back to Yangon. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.
Start your day with breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast in hotel, leave Yangon for Heho by domestic flight. On arrival Heho, continue excursion by road to Pindaya - a small quiet town, famous for it's thousand of Buddha Images deposited inside the caves centuries of years ago. Visit Pindaya caves, traditional Shan paper making, pottery and umbrella making villages. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, proceed to Nyaung Shwe - a small town located at the entrance of Lake Inle. And then boat transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 04: Inle (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Start your day with breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast, boat trip to Inle Lake, the second biggest lake in Myanmar, famous for its unique leg rollers. Tour highlights is visit to Floating Market (can available see on the market days only which is hold on every five days), Ngaphechaung Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries on the lake and well know for its jumping cats, floating gardens in Kay La village, famous wish-fulfilling Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Inpawkhone Village - famous for its silk weaving handloom; blacksmith shop at Se' Kaung village and traditional cigar making (Cheroot Factory). Lunch at the local restaurant. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 05: Inle- Heho - Mandalay (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Start your day with breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast, leave Inle for Heho by coach. After that, flight to Mandalay . Arrive at airport and proceed to Mandalay, the last royal seat of Myanmar Kings. Arrvie at Mandalay, transfer to the hotel and check in. Lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch, continue to Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery - noted for its exquisite wood carvings, Atumashi Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda-known as the world biggest book, and evening enjoy the sunset view from the Mandalay Hill. Dinner at the local restaurant and day end.
Day 06: Mandalay - Amarapura - Mandalay (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Start your day with breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast at the Hotel, visit to Amarapura, an ancient capital built by the advice of astrologers and U Bein Bridge - 1.2 km long over 200 years old wooden bridge; Mahagandaryone Monastery, where one may observe the daily life of the monks studying Buddhao;s scriptures and Silk weaving home cottage. Lunch at the local restaurant and proceed visiting to Tapestry Workshop, Woods Caving & Bronze Casting workshops, Marble Carving Workshop, Gold Leave Beating Workshop. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.
Start your day with breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast at the hotel, visit to Mingun where the world largest ringing bell exist. Sightseeing Pahtodawgyi unfinished Pagoda, Mingun Bell, Myatheindan Pagoda, Home for the aged and environs scene. Lunch at local restaurant. After that sightseeing to Sagaing Hill, known as the center of meditation. Visit Kaungmudaw Pagoda, an enormous dome shaped pagoda built in 16th century: and Pottery and Silver-Smith Workshops. Watch the sunset and the panoramic view of the surrounding country sight from Sagaing Hill. And then drive back to Mandalay. Evening dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
Day 08: Mandalay - Bagan (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Start your day with breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast, transfer to the jetty for the boat trip to Bagan with ferry boat (0700-1530). Afternoon, arrive at Nyaung Oo Jetty. Meet and transfer to hotel in Bagan. Evening, watch the famous sunset view of Bagan from Shwesandaw Pagoda. Dinner with puppet show at one of most famous restaurant in Bagan, Burma's ancient city and living treasure house of Buddhist architectual beauties, and day end.
(Remark: Mandalay-Bagan Ferry can be cancel if less than 60 passengers or no passenger without prior notice. In this kind of situation, we will arrange alternative way by car or flight as per your request and additional charges will be occurred under client's account.)
Day 09: Bagan - Yangon (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Start your day with breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast, full day sightseeing to Nyaung Oo Market, Shwezigon Pagoda - built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; Wetkyi-In Gubyaukkyi, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes; Htilominlo Temple - the largest temples of Bagan and Ananda Temple - King Kyansittha's masterpiece and the crowning achievement of the early style temple of architecture. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, continue to Dhamanyangyi Temple was built by King Narathu in 1167 (12th centaury) and not finished but it displayed the finest brickwork in Bagan; Manuha Temple - built by King Manuhar from Thaton, Nanphaya and Myinkabar Gubyaukgyi Temple - known for its wall painting depicting scenes from the Jataka. Evening transfer to the airport for flight back to Yangon. Meet and transfer to the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Yangon.
Watching Tour in Bagan is not included in our itinerary and prices. Adnal charges are mentioned if you choose as an optional. Please see detail extra cost.)
Day 10: Yangon Departure (Breakfast/ Lunch)
Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, visit to Strand Jetty and see the daily life of the people along the Yangon River; and and Botataung Pagoda - the landmark of Yangon's waterfront. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, visit to Bogyoke Market used to called Scott Market, the largest market in Yangon with time to browse among the hundreds of stalls for souvenir bargains, arts & crafts souvenir shopping center before transfer to airport for flight back home.
End of Tour & Services
(Remarks: If time allow within the day of normal rent (10hrs), you can visit more other nearby place by negotiate with your local guide.)
Visa: A Valid visa is required to enter Myanmar for all the nationalities. Visa can be apply at the Myanmar Embassies in abroad All the tourist visas are valid for 28 days and cost average of USD 20. Passports must carry a validity of 6 months beyond intended date of departure from Myanmar.
For those who live in the places and countries where the Myanmar Embassies or Consulates are not located, we are able to help you get the pre-approval letter for visa on arrival if you buy the tour services from us. For pre-approval visa it will take about minimum 30 days. After we get the pre-approval letter will email to you with attached file then show this letter to your airline for boarding pass. Visa fee is USD 20 + 2 recent passport size photographs which has to pay directly to Yangon airport immigration and one of our staff will meet and assist you at the airport on arrival. >>> Click here for more detail about Visa on Arrival
Things to bring: Light clothes, slippers (please note that you will have to take off your shoes at all the pagodas and temples in Myanmar when you enter the compound), a hat for the hot and winter season from November to May and a rain coat or umbrella for rainy season from Jun to October, and the medicines that you usually take for your health.
Health Precausion: No special precausion is required except the normal precausions and treatments you usually have before a trip.
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Direction to meeting point: A representative or our guide will meet you at the Yangon International Airport arrival lounge holding a Myanmar Tourex signboard with your name on it.
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