Tour Type: IC: CLS-FC08
Tour Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights
Journey Start: October
Journey End: April
Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, a warm welcome by our assign local guide at the arrival hall. Then, transfer to the hotel and if the room is available, directly check in. (Please note that the international check in time is 2:00 pm.)
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.
Breakfast at the hotel. Then, transfer to the Yangon domestic airport to take flight to Bagan, the ancient capital city of Myanmar Culture. Upon arrival, begin a full day Bagan sightseeing by coach such to attractions such as 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, is the only one left of the twelve gates of the walled city which King Pyinbya established in 849. The Gate is interesting because it is the only piece of secular architecture left. And also visit to Lacquer ware industry.
Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant.
After lunch at local restaurant, continue sightseeing. See Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek cross; Thatbyinnyu, the highest of Bagan Temples; Damayangyi Temple, the most massive structure in Bagan. Finally, watch sunset over the suitable pagoda.
Dinner with puppet show at outside local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, visit to Sat Sat Yo Village, where you can see the children who sport the ancient hairstyle known as Sanyitwine. Sat Sat Yo Village is famous for its’ unique hair style which is unlikely to no one. Before colonial rule, all of the country's boys and girls wore their hair in this manner. However Sat Sat Yo village is the only place left in Myanmar where children still have their hair tied in this traditional style. Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant. After lunch, visit the Myinkaba Gubyaukkyi Temple - a typical Mon style temple, Manuha Temple - the big enshrined Buddha Image in the room which King Manuha would like to show his feeling about captive life in prison; Nanpaya Temple - adjacent to the Manuha temple and can see an earliest masterpiece with its fine stone carvings Htilominlo Temple - double-storied structure and noted for its fine plaster carvings; Lemyethna Temple - noted for its fine mural paintings. And then, visit to MinnNanThu Village, a farming village, nearby New Bagan that still maintains the real way of village life. The land is dry so only selected crops could be grow on these land during dry season. Peanuts, cotton, and sesame etc. the way of life simply hasn't changed and this is a good a way of getting a feel for the life and cultures within Myanmar. In the evening, horse cart ride for 30 minutes around the city.
Dinner at outside local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
Breakfast at the hotel. Then, transfer to the Nyaung U domestic Airport to take flight to Mandalay, the last Capital of Myanmar monarch. Arrive Mandalay and firstly visit to Ancient Capital Amarapura, 11 Kilometres south of Mandalay. Walk over the 1.2 kilometres long U Bein Wooden Bridge which is situated over a large lake, named Taung Tha Man Lake. Then, visit to Mahagandayon monastery where more than a thousand young monks are accommodating. The main attraction of this monastery is the systematic manner of the monks during the lunchtime, having their meal in total silence. Also, you can visit silk-weaving factory. Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant. And then, afternoon visit to 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. The evening ends with a breathtaking sunset view offered at Mandalay Hill. Dinner at outside local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
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 Pagoda) 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, excursion to Sagaing driving over Inwa (Ava) Bridge across the Ayeyarwaddy River. Tour highlights are Ywataung Village, silver smith workshop, Hsoon Oo Ponnyashin Pagoda and Sagaing Hills, where has numerous pagodas, monasteries and meditation centers known as a peaceful place for Buddhist studies. After that, 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 see Nanmyint Tower, and wooden monastery of Bagaya Kyaung. Return back to Mandalay. Dinner at outside local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, transfer to the Mandalay domestic 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, visit to Ywa-Ma Village which is well known for its gold and silver ware and you can also see the Gold Smith & Silver Smith Workshop, the weaving village of Inpawkhon and Ngaphekyaung Monastery.
Dinner at hotel and overnight at your hotel in Inle.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning, start to visit to Sagar Village where a hidden village dramatized by the greenly scenery mountains amid the Shan Plateau near the Lake. A boat trip to the village of Sagar is beyond your imagination. Gazing at the blue hazy mountains, feeding groups of water birds that are chattering here and there on the Lake, scattering floating vegetations and happy-and-content Inthas (native to the Lake Inle) in their leg-rowing small boats are some unique spices appetizing those who are hungry for nature and cleanly environs. After visiting around the Sagar village, visit to next village named Tha Kaung. Tha Kaung Pagoda is situated in this village and you can also find out the local rice liquor distillery at there. Lunch will be served at Tha Kaung village. On the way back, you can enjoy beautiful sceneries. Dinner at hotel and overnight at your hotel in Inle.
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 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). Then, visit 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.
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.