myanmar8Tour programme starts from Yangon. Visit Shwedagon Pagoda the famous stupa of Myanmar, fly to Bagan "Land of a Thousand Temples"; visit Mandalay the second-largest city and the last royal capital of Myanmar; see the floating garden and a floating market in Inle Lake. The tours ends in Tachileik instead of flying back to Yangon. Suitable for those who would like to continue to northern Thailand after Myanmar.

Route: Yangon, Bagan, Amarapura, Mandalay, Mingun, Heho, Pindaya, Inle Lake and Tachileik

 

check16Inclusive:

• All transfer and transportation in private air-con vehicle
• 07 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
• Entrance fees as per itinerary
• Sightseeing with stationed English speaking guides
• Domestic airfares for Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay-Heho-Tachileik
• Boat fare for sightseeing Mingun & Inle

stop16Exclusive:

• Visa fee for Myanmar
• Tips to guide & driver
• Meals of lunches & dinners
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Yangon Airport departure tax (USD 10)

noteItinerary:

Day 1: Yangon Arrival (Dinner)

Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Meet and transfer to hotel to check-in. Start orientation tour of Yangon visiting the impressive sitting Buddha at Ngahtatgyi Paya and its equally impressive carved wooden backdrop; Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda - a colossal reclining Buddha; and Sule Pagoda, a beautiful octagonal golden stupa dating over 2,000 years; the British colonial buildings around Sule Pagoda; go to downtown Yangon to the Indian enclave filled with aromatic spices and scents of curries; and end of the tour at Shwedagon Paya - over 2500 years old the world famous stupa. Welcome dinner with cultural show at Karaweik "floating" restaurant built in the style of Myanmar's olden-day royal barge. Overnight in the hotel, Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon (Breakfast)

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast in hotel, full-day sightseeing tour to Strand Jetty and see the daily life of the people along the Yangon River; Botataung Pagoda, the landmark of Yangon's waterfront; the 100-year-old Kheng Hock Keong which is the largest Chinese temple in Yangon; and Kandawgyi lake. If you like to have a good lunch of Myanmar cuisine your guide can take you to the Padonma restaurant where you can pay directly to the restaurant for your meal. After that, visit Myanmar famous Gems, Jade & Jewellery workshop and the Local Glass Blowing Factory where can be seen fanciful objects of glass which are produced by ancient techniques, and continue to Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market to browse among the hundreds of stalls for souvenir bargains. Lastly, we will visit Chinatown where can see the stalls along the sidewalk displaing the variety of Myanmar products. You might like to try a chicken or mutton briyani meal in an Indian restaurant at your own expense.
Overnight in the hotel, Yangon.

Day 3: Yangon - Bagan (Breakfast)

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, leave Yangon for Bagan by an early domestic flight. Upon arrival in Bangan airport, your guide waits for you to begin a full-day sightseeing first to Nyaung Oo Market, then Shwezigon Pagoda - built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; Htilominlo Temple - the largest temples of Bagan; and Ananda Temple - King Kyansittha's masterpiece and the crowning achievement of the early style temple architecture. After your own lunch, continue to Dhamanyangyi Temple which was built by King Narathu in 1167 and was not finished. It has the finest brickwork in Bagan; Manuha Temple - built by King Manuha of Thaton; Nanphaya and Myinkaba's Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi Temple - known for its wall painting depicting scenes from the Jataka. Evening visit to Shwe Sandaw Pagoda to watch the sunset scene over the Ayeyarwaddy River. Dinner with puppet show at a local restaurant. Overnight in the hotel, Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan - Amarapura - Mandalay (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, leave Bagan for Mandalay by domestic flight. Upon arrival at Mandalay airport, meet and go on tour to Amarapura, an ancient capital built on the advice of astrologers. Visit the huge Mahagandaryone Monastery where one may observe the daily life of the monks studying Buddha's scriptures; and U Bein Bridge - a 1.2-km long over 200-year-old teak bridge heavily used by pedestrians and bicycles. Proceed to Mahamuni Paya where a bronze Buddha image cast in the lifetime of Buddha himself is highly revered by the Burmese. See the handicraft work of making "kalaga" tapesstry unique to Mandalay; wood-carving and bronze casting workshops; marble carving workshop; and gold-leaf beating workshop. In the afternoon visit Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw monastery - noted for its exquisite wood carvings, Atumashi monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda - known as the world's biggest book; and Mandalay Hill to watch the sunset and the panoramic view of the city.
Overnight in hotel, Mandalay.

Day 5: Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, sightseeing and excursion on a boat trip to Mingun where the world's largest ringing bell exists. Tour highlights include Pathodawgyi Unfinished Pagoda, Myatheindan Pagoda, home of the aged, and environs. Return to Mandalay for your own lunch. Free afternoon to enjoy browsing in the Zegyo market.
Overnight in hotel, Mandalay.

Day 6: Mandalay - Heho - Pindaya - Inle Lake (Breakfast)

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast transfer to the airport to depart Mandalay for Heho by domestic flight. On arrival in Heho, continue excursion by road to Pindaya - a small quiet town, famous for its thousands of Buddha images deposited inside the caves centuries ago. Visit Pindaya caves, traditional Shan paper making, pottery and umbrella making villages. Lunch at local restaurant at your own expense. After lunch, proceed to Nyaung Shwe - a small town located at the entrance of Lake Inle. And then a boat transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in hotel, Inle Lake.

Day 7: Inle Lake (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, go on a boat trip in Inle Lake, the second biggest lake in Myanmar, famous for its unique leg-rowers. Tour highlights include a visit to a floating market (which is on a 5-day rotation among 5 villages of the lake); Ngaphechaung Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries on the lake and well-known for its jumping cats trained by resident monks; floating gardens in Kay La village; famous wish-fulfilling Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda; Inpawkhone village specialising in silk weaving; blacksmith shop at Se' Kaung village; and traditional cigar making (cheroot factory). Overnight in hotel, Inle Lake.

Day 8: Inle Lake - Heho - Tachileik (Breakfast)

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, leave the lake for Heho airport to board your flight to Tachileik. Upon arrival in Tachileik airport, meet and transfer to the border checkpoint. Do the immigration formalities and walk across the bridge into Thailand at Mae Sai. Transfer to Chiang Rai airport for your departure flight.

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