MANDALAY - MONYWAR - BAGAN - INLE LAKE - YANGON TOUR

Fred Cole Travels

Tour Type: IC : CLS-FCM2

Tour Duration: 9 Days 8 Night

Journey Start: October

Journey End: April

Transportation: Yes

Tour Detail Itinerary

Day - 01Mandalay Arrival (-/ L/ D)

Arrive at the Mandalay International Airport. Welcome by our assigned guide and transfer to the hotel. If the rooms are available, directly transfer and check in to the hotel. (Please note that the International check in time is 2 PM.)
Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant.
Starts the sightseeing at Mandalay city, the last Capital of Myanmar monarch. Visit Maha Muni Buddha Image, handy crafts workshops, Shwenandaw Monastery-noted for its exquisite wood carvings, Atumashi Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda - known as the world’s largest book from its 729 marble engraved with Buddhist scriptures. In the evening, visit to Ancient Capital Amarapura, where you can see silk-weaving factory and can enjoy the view of sunset over 1.2kilometer long U Bein Wooden Bridge.
Dinner at outside local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.

Day- 02 Mandalay - Mingun - Inwa visit (B/ L/ D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing start proceeding delightful boat trip to Mingun where the world largest ringing bell awaits you. Sightseeing included Pahtodawgyi unfinished Pagoda, Chinthe Ruins (the pagoda’s half-lion , half-dragon guardian deities ) Pondaw Pagoda, Settawya Pagoda (footprint of Buddha), Mingun Bell, Hsinbyume Pagoda (also known as Mya Theindan Paogda) rises in seven wavy, whitewashed terraces representing the seven mountain ranges around Mt.Meru – the mountain at the center of the Buddhist universe. It was built by King Bagyidaw in 1816, in memory of his favorite wife the Hsinbyume Princess.
Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant.
After lunch, visit to Innwa and pass through the ancient city walls to visit a brick and stucco monastery called Maha Aungmye Bonzan (also known as Ok Kyaung). Continue to Nanmyint Tower. See also the impressive wooden monastery of Bagaya Kyaung. Return back to Mandalay.
Dinner at outside local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.

Day- 03 Mandalay - Sagaing - Monywa by car (B/ L/ D)

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning drive three hours to Monywa, visiting Sagaing en route the peaceful town on the other side of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, where numerous pagodas, monasteries and meditation has centers known as a peaceful place for Buddhist studies. Proceed to Monywa. Monywa is a city located 136 km northwest of Mandalay on the eastern bank of the River Chindwin.
Lunch on route at the local restaurant.
Thanbuddhae Pagoda-well known for its architectural designs; and Bodhi Tahtaung Pagoda - one thousand Bodhi Trees and each tree has a large Buddha Image underneath. Also excursion to Pho Win Hills - richest collection of Buddhist mural paintings and images and Shwe Ba Hill - just beyond the Pho Win Hills are a must visiting places in Monywa. Transfer to the hotel and check in.
Dinner at outside local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Monywa.

Day - 04 Monywa - Pakkuku - Bagan by car (B/ L/ D)

Breakfast at hotel. After that, leave Monywa in the morning for drive to Bagan and en route visiting to Pakokku city. Pakokku is quiet and traditional country town on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, located 25 kilometers north of Bagan and now connected by a new road. Pakokku is known for tobacco trading, local blankets weaving shops and traditional Thanakha logs. You can also find the remains of Phakangyi old city walls, and oldest surviving wooden monasteries (Kyaung Taw Gyi).
Lunch will be served at simple local restaurant.
Then, proceed to the Bagan, the Ancient Capital and Birth place of Myanmar Culture. Upon arrival, watch sunset over the suitable pagoda.
Dinner at outside local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day- 05 Bagan City Visit (B/ L/ D)

Breakfast at hotel. Sightseeing begins to Nyaung Oo market; Shwezigon Pagoda – build by king Anawahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; Wetkyi-in Guvyaukkkyi – a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scene; The Tharaba city gate, the main gate of the eastern wall. And also visit to Lacquer ware industry.
Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant.
After lunch, continue sightseeing to Ananda Temple- an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek cross; Thatbyinnyu - the highest of Bagan Temples; Damayangyi Temple- the most massive structure in Bagan; photo stop at Seinnyet Sisters Pagodas – standing side by side which can see the comparison of a temple and a stupa structures. Finally, watch sunset over the suitable pagoda.
Dinner with puppet show at outside local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day- 06 Bagan - Heho - Inle Lake (B/ L/ D)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take flight to Heho, the Shan State. From Heho, transfer by car to to Inle Lake, which is located 1,328 meters above sea level and is 22km long and 11km wide. Full day excursion by boat on Lake Inle and includes sights of the famous leg-rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and village life. Visit the local floating market and Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. (Please note that the floating market is once every 5 days, but may vary according to the Buddhist Sabbath days).
Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant in Inle Lake.
After lunch, continue sightseeing the weaving village of Inpawkhon and Ngaphekyaung Monastery.
Dinner at hotel and overnight at your hotel in Inle.

Day- 07 Inle Lake (Indein visit) (B/ L/ D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Then, visit to Indein Pagoda complex built by Pa-O tribes which is situated on the western bank of Inle Lake. You would visit market and small villages. A Buddha image has enshrined at a whitewashed stupa, which is on the summit of a hill. Below the stupa around the hill are cluster of hundreds of ancient stupas most are ruins overgrown with bushes.
Lunch will be served at local restaurant in Inle Lake.
Then, visit Ywa-Ma Village which is well known for its gold and silver ware and you can also see the Gold Smith & Silver Smith Workshop. Return back to hotel.
Dinner at hotel and overnight at your hotel in Inle.

Day- 08 Inle - Heho - Yangon by flight (B/ L/ D)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, transfer to Heho airport and take a domestic flight back to Yangon.
Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant.
After lunch, visit to the most well-known and very impressive 65 meters long and 16 meters high Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha image. Also visit to Myanmar’s most revered Shwedagon Pagoda - world famous Golden Stupa where the dome shapes rises 98 meters above its base. Be impressed at the richly layered exterior of the Pagoda which the people of Myanmar had pampered with 60 tons of pure gold.
Dinner at outside local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

Day- 09 Morning Visit (Evening Departure Flight) (B/ L/ -)

Visit the rest of the Yangon sightseeing places - Bogyoke Market (also known as Scott Market) to browse and bargain freely among the hundreds of stalls for great souvenirs. (Please note that this market is closed on Mondays and gazette holidays). Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant. After lunch, visit to city center landmark Sule Pagoda, Mahabandoola Park (The park's most notable feature is the Independence Monument), City Hall and downtown of Yangon with remarkable sites of Colonial Buildings. Finally, visit to Strand Jetty - the heart of the city surrounded by several old but significant colonial style buildings which allow you experience how the Europeans influenced Myanmar history and culture. In the evening, transfer to International Airport for your departure flight to your next destination.

Included services:

  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Lunches at outside local restaurants as per itinerary
  • Dinners at outside local restaurants in Mandalay, Monywa, Bagan, and Yangon / Dinners at hotel in Inle
  • Entrance fees for the tour sites
  • Guide services for the visits and transfer
  • Boat ride for excursion to Mingun and Inle Lake
  • Domestic flight fares as per itinerary (including airport taxes)
  • All sightseeing and excursion by air-conditioned in private vehicles
  • Refreshing towel and mineral water (1/2 litre – 2 bottles per day) on the private vehicles
  • Baggage handling of maximum 20kg for person

Excluded services:

  • Beverage
  • Unlisted meals
  • Video and camera tax
  • Other expenditure of personal natures spending money
  • Porter fees and excess baggage handling fees (more than 20kg for person)
  • Insurance & Visa fees
  • Other services which are not mentioned in here

HOTEL CHECK-IN/OUT TIME:

Check-in time is             14:00

Check-out time is           12:00

DAY USE, EARLY CHECK IN AND LATE CHECK OUT:

Day use room , early check in room (before the international check in time ) , and , late check room ( after the international check out time ) will be charged at 50% to 100% of one night stay rate depending on the requested hotels and subject to availability because of the hotel’s tight and high occupancy .

Note: The above programme is subject to change with or without prior notice due to factors such as weather, domestic flight availability, road transport conditions and etc.