YANGON - BAGAN - MANDALAY – PINDAYA - INLE LAKE TOUR

Fred Cole Travels

Tour Type: IC : CLS-FC07

Tour Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights

Journey Start: October

Journey End: April

Transportation: Yes

Tour Detail Itinerary

Day- 01 Yangon Arrival (L/ D)

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.

Day 02 Yangon - Bagan (B/ L/ D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Then, transfer to the 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.

Day- 03 Bagan - Mandalay - Amarapura - Mandalay (B/ L/ D)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, assign guide will come and pick you up at your hotel. Then, transfer to the Nyaung U airport to take flight to Mandalay, the old and historic capital of Myanmar last Kingdom and their monarchs. Tour excursion to Ancient Capital Amarapura, where you can see and visit one of Amarapura's main sights- Mahagandayon monastery; 1.2 kilometer long U Bein Wooden Bridge and visit silk-weaving factory.
Lunch will be served at outside local restaurant.
After lunch, 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. The evening ends with a breathtaking sunset view offered at Mandalay Hill. Dinner at outside local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.

Day- 04 Mingun - Sagaing (B/ L/ D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit the Jade Market for some shopping before 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, 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. Then, return back to Mandalay.
Dinner at outside local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.

Day- 05 Mandalay - Heho - Pindaya (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 (an hour driving) to Pindaya, a small quite town, enjoying scenic beauty along the country side.
Lunch at outside local restaurant.
After lunch, a sightseeing highlights include the scenic lake and PINDAYA CAVES, unique for the thousands of Buddha images placed there by pilgrims over many centuries. Dinner at hotel and overnight at the hotel in Pindaya.

Day- 06 Pindaya - Inle Lake (B/ L/ D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Then, transfer by car (one and half hours driving) 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 at a 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 - Heho - Yangon (Evening Departure Flight) (B/ L/ -)

Breakfast at the hotel. Then, transfer to Heho airport to take flight back to Yangon.
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
  • Dinner at outside local restaurants in Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay / Dinners at hotels in Pindaya and Inle
  • Entrance fees for the tour sites
  • Guide service for the visits and transfer
  • Domestic flights fares as per itinerary (Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Heho – Yangon) including airport taxes
  • Boat ride for excursion in Inle & to Mingun
  • 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
  • Tip money for tour guide and car driver

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.