Tour Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Tour Type: Classic
Cities: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake,
Price: contact us
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Day 1. Yangon
Day 2. Yangon – Bagan
Day 3. Bagan-Mandalay
Day 4. Mandalay-Inle Lake
Day 5.Inle Lake-Yangon
Day 6. Departure
Day 1. Yangon
Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel to drop off you luggage. If you arrived by mid day flight, we may proceed for lunch. After lunch, a walk through “downtown” Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architecture from the British times, and high-rises built by more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city centre. Late afternoon visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar’s most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz – a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this “Golden Land”. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 2. Yangon-Bagan ( By Flight)
This morning we head for the airport to get the early morning flight to Bagan. Check into the hotel and depart for a sightseeing excursion around the Bagan Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. A comprehensive exploration of Bagan includes Nyaung Oo market; Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; Kyansittha Umin; Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite mural painting of 13th century and Htilominlo Temple.
In the afternoon, continue to Manuha Temple built by exile King Manuha; Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha; Ananda Temple, architectural masterpiece and Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi colour mural paintings. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of the temple of Bagan. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
Day 3. Bagan - Mandalay ( By Flight)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Nyaun U airport for flight to Mandalay. When you arrive at Mandalay airport, drive to ancient capital of Amarapura, the city of Immortality for a visit to Bagaya Monastery with a famous collection of Buddha images; weaving industries, two-century old U-Bein teak bridge on the Taungtaman Lake and observe the lunch process of thousand of monks who take their last meal of the day at 10:00 am in total silence. Proceed to Mandalay and check in at the hotel.
After refreshment, you will take a sightseeing tour of Mandalay which includes Mahanumi, a life like Buddha image. Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar and that make her to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way. Continue visit the Old Palace grounds; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha’s Doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite
wood carvings and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4. Mandalay - Inle Lake ( by Flight)
Aflight will take you to Shan State - some call it "Switzerland of Myanmar" (?). Don't forget your sun lotion! In a long-tailed Sampa on the Inle Lake, rimmed by blue mountains, you will see that life here still follows ancient, traditional patterns. Floating gardens, one leg-rowers, villages on stilts and, all around, the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, wonderful monasteries, and the reflection of the cotton wool clouds - that's just magic!
Day 5. Inle Lake - Yangon ( by Flight)
A 1 hour boat ride on Inle Lake, will bring you to Indein, a real treasure not only for archaeologists. The ruin pagodas, hide in the bushes will give you an impression you were in the 12th - 13th centuries. In the afternoon, a flight will bring you back to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 6. Departure
After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Yangon International airport for your return international departure flight.