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CLASSIC OF MYANMAR 6 DAYS

Quick Reference Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Yangon Arrival
  • Day 2 - Yangon – Bagan
  • Day 3 - Bagan – Mandalay
  • Day 4 - Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake
  • Day 5 - Inle – Heho – Yangon
  • Day 6 - Yangon Departure
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Trip Highlight

Wander through the colonial charm of Yangon.

Discover one of the finest collections of temples in South East Asia at Bagan.

Witness the sunset from the top of Mandalay Hill.

Visit the bustling local markets and stilted villages on Inle Lake.

     

Destinations

  • Yangon Arrival

    Day 1: Yangon Arrival

    Arrive Yangon International Airport. Our guide and driver will welcome and escort you to your hotel.

    In the afternoon, start an orientation tour of downtown Yangon. You will drive through Yangon's busy roads and take a glimpse of the hustle downtown, Indian and China towns. See the magnificent colonial buildings of Victorian & Edwardian era architecture. This introductory drive will end with a stop near Sule Pagoda - the centre mark of Yangon, for brief photo taking. Today's Yangon tour will be ending with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the finest of Yangon and perhaps the most stunning religious edifice in the world.

    Take your time to enjoy seeing this impressive feature and watching local people. Stroll on its platform surrounded by set of smaller temples, shrines and pavilions, and observe numerous shops along the stairways selling various colorful items, flowers and books. As the sun sets, the reddish golden rays of Shwedagon reflect on everything around and turning into a magical arena. Great photo time & a moment to take away with you.

    Dinner with Myanmar Cultural Show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant. overnight in Yangon.

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    Meals:  D
  • Yangon – Bagan

    Day 2: Yangon – Bagan

    Breakfast at hotel. Today, you will start before dawn, departing hotel around 0530 hrs for domestic flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, we will escort you to your hotel first. After checking-in, take your time to freshen up and rest for a while.

    Bagan morning tour starts with Nyaung U Market and continues with visit to significant pagodas and temples. First, you will visit Shwezigon Pagoda built by the great King Anawrahta in 11th century. It serves as a prototype of later Myanmar pagodas. Then, continue to Ananda Temple known for its finest artistic value and is perhaps the most beautiful monuments in Bagan. A brief stop is made for photo at Tharabar Gate. Enjoy Myanmar Cuisine at River View Restaurant.

    This afternoon, we take you to Manuha Temple built by a captive Mon King. Here, one sees a huge sitting Buddha image housed in a relatively small chamber. As gloom and odd one would discern seeing as it is widely said that the captive king explained his despair through this image; it surely serves its purpose. Take a break from the temples and observe intricate steps of crafting Bagan's famous lacquer ware and to stroll in a typical Myanmar farming village. Then, proceed to enjoy the enchanting sunset over Bagan's plain as the conclusion of today's tour.

    Free your time at leisure. Overnight in Bagan.

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    Meals:  B,L
  • Bagan – Mandalay

    Day 3: Bagan – Mandalay

    Breakfast at hotel. This morning, transfer to Nyaung U Airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival at airport, drive directly to Amarapura, a royal capital founded before Mandalay. Firstly, we take you to Mahagandayon, one of the most prominent monasteries where nearly a thousand monks live and study. It's a chance to observe unique Myanmar monkshood. Then, proceed to U Bein Teak Bridge originally built in 1851. Take a leisurely walk over the bridge and enjoy the panoramic view of Taungthaman Lake and surrounding. If time permits, a brief stop is possible at traditional silk & cotton weaving.

    Afterwards, continue to your hotel in Mandalay. Lunch at Ko's Kitchen Restaurant

    This afternoon, visit Maha Myat Muni, the most revered Buddha statue in entire Myanmar. The whole image, except, the face is covered with thick layers of gold foils; a token of the devotees' intense faith to Buddha. Continue to Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery), a delicately carved wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda (the world's largest book), consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. If time permits, you may visit one of the tapestry workshops. A visit to 230 meter high Mandalay Hill will conclude today's tour. Up on the hill, you find a scenic view of the city, the plains surrounding it, the Shan Mountain, as well as the Ayeyarwaddy River, especially great at sunset.

    Dinner at Green Elephant Restaurant in Mandalay. Afterwards, we take you to a Marionette Show of professional puppeteers. The performance is highly traditional and amusing. 

    Free your time at leisure. Overnight in Mandalay.

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    Meals:  B,L,D
  • Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake

    Day 4: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake

    Breakfast at hotel. This morning, transfer airport for domestic flight to Heho.

    Proceed by road to Nyaung Shwe (25 km - 1 hour) - a gateway to Inle Lake, a freshwater lake in the heart of Shan Highlands.

    Lunch at River View Restaurant at Nyaung Shwe. Proceed by boat (approx. 30 mins) to your hotel on the lake. After a brief refreshment stop, start an excursion by boat on Inle Lake admiring the view of famous leg-rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and village life. Don't miss it; it's a great photo time. Further visits are made to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the weaving village of Inpawkhon and Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery.

    Enjoy your dinner with traditional Shan meals. Free your time at leisure. Overnight in Inle Lake.

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    Meals:  B,L,D
  • Inle – Heho – Yangon

    Day 5: Inle – Heho – Yangon

    Breakfast at hotel. This morning, transfer by boat and by road to Heho Airport. If time permits, visit a colorful local market en route (on market day only). Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer you to the local restaurant. En route, stopping at National Museum famous for the 8-meter-high Golden Lion Throne and Mandalay Royal Regalia (closed on public holidays).

    This afternoon, the guide and car will be at your entire disposal for further sightseeing or shopping. As a free and easy tour for today, you may opt for taking a stroll at Bogyoke (Scott's) Market with numerous shops (closed on Mondays), or, a brief walking tour at downtown area where various stalls are set on the platform to later turn to the night market.

    Free your time at leisure. Overnight in Yangon.


    Meals:  B
    Hotel:
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  • Yangon Departure

    Day 6: Yangon Departure

    This morning, take a ride on Yangon’s circular train; a journey which lasts around 30 minutes and takes you through the city’s outskirts. The train also makes a stop at Kyi Myin Daing Market and Insein Township Market, which is one of the city’s best fresh markets. The break will allow you to look around and chat to the friendly vendors, soaking up the atmosphere amid the stalls, investigating the fresh fruits, meat and hand-made produce.

    Transfer back to city, free your time at leisure until our guide and driver pick you up and transfer to the airport for departure flight. 


    Meals:  B
    Hotel:
      As Above
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