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Essential Myanmar

HIGHLIGHTS

Mandalay | Bagan | Inle Lake | Yangon

DURATION

8 days / 7 nights

DEPATURES

Daily on a Private basis

PRICE FROM

On request

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Driver and a/c vehicle
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary

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Day 1: Yangon
Welcome to Yangon! After transferring to you hotel set off on an afternoon city tour starting at Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda to view its 70-meter long Buddha statue and continuing to Kandawgyi Park and a chance to rub shoulders with the locals at a tea shop. As today comes to a close, watch a magnificent sunset over the gilded dome of the holy Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon-Bagan
Today, a short flight takes you to Bagan where you will spend the day exploring the architectural masterpieces of this amazing town. Enjoy a horse carriage tour among the temples and watch the sun set from the upper terrace of one of the pagodas. Overnight in Bagan. B

Day 3: Bagan
Start this morning with a stroll through the lively Nyaung Oo Market before proceeding to Myinkaba village to view the local lifestyle and traditional lacquer ware workshops. This afternoon visit the countryside village of Minnanthu before taking a sunset boat cruise on the Irrawaddy River. Overnight in Bagan. B

Day 4: Bagan-Mandalay
After a short flight to Mandalay, tour the cities major landmarks including the holy Mahamuni Pagoda, whose Buddha statue is covered with gold leaf, and Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to 729 marble stone slabs inscribed with Buddhist scripture. This evening, enjoy a commanding overview of the city from the Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay. B

Day 5: Mandalay-Amarapura-Ava-Sagaing-Mandalay
Experience the grandeur of Burmese history as you visit the former capitals of Amarapura, Ava and Sagaing. In Amarapura, witness the long procession of monks and novices lining up for lunch and take a horse carriage ride through the ancient teak temples in Ava. Cross over the Irrawaddy River to the temple-filled Sagaing Hill and finish today with a sunset walk across the world’s longest teak bridge at U Bein Bridge. Overnight in Mandalay. B

Day 6: Mandalay-Heho-Inle Lake
Fly to the town of Heho where a short transfer will take you to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. As you head out onto Inle Lake behold the sight of the Intha fishermen and their unique one-legged rowing styles as you cruise past the local villages on a private motorboat. Visit the Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, a simple wooden temple perched by the lake famous for their jumping cats before witnessing the production of traditional Intha silks and Burmese cigars in the cheroot factory at Inpawkhone weaving village. Overnight in Inle Lake. B

Day 7: Indein-Inle Lake-Heho-Yangon
After breakfast, experience the local lifestyle as you explore the bustling floating market, which rotates around the waterside villages in a 5-day rhythm. Sail along a small canal leading to the Paoh village of In Dein. A leisurely walk through the village will bring you to the beautiful Alaung Sitthou with its vegetation-covered stupas that overlooks the breathtaking Inle Lake. In the afternoon, transfer to Heho Airport for your flight back to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon. B

Day 8: Yangon
Take a morning train ride through Yangon’s outskirts to witness the colorful local lifestyle. Disembark at Kyi Myin Daing to visit a authentic market and interact with the friendly locals before returning to the city center. If time allows, browse the stalls at the popular Bogyoke Market before transferring to the airport for your onward departure flight. B

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