Soaking up the hustle and bustle on Colonial Streets of Yangon
Strolling through thousand ancient temples in Bagan
Discovering the historical of the last Myanmar’s royal land – Mandalay
Feeling the fresh and peaceful life on Inle lake
Meeting the ethnic tribal people to learn their life
Relaxing at a sleepy Pindaya town
Joining the cooking class for special Shan food
- Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
- Other meals listed in the itinerary
- Expert English-speaking local guide
- Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
- Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
- Boat cruises and rides while on tour
- Flights to tour destinations (Economy Class)
- Service charges and government VAT tax
ITINERARY BY DAY
Day 1: Mandalay Arrival
Welcome to Myanmar! You will be met at the airport and taken to the hotel. In the late afternoon, we start city tour including a visit to Mahar Myat Muni Pagoda, the most ancient Buddha image casted in bronze in Myanmar, Shwenandaw Monastery a significant masterpiece of the wood-carver’s art, Mandalay Golden palace the first palace to be built in Myanmar by King Mindon. Enjoy sunset on Mandalay Hill. End the day with sharing a beer or two over some street food!
Day 2: Mandalay – Inwa – Amarapura
Upon arrival, the tour guide and driver will bring you to Thakyadithar Nunnery on the away to Sagaing to see the nuns’s meal. Continue to Sagaing, a sacred hill dotted with 600 monasteries and pagodas painted white. Sagaing Hill is a religious center which is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers. In the afternoon, continue to Inwa or Ava, the capital from the 14th to the 18th century, and visit the old monastery Bagaya and the remains of the Royal Palace. Return to the hotel for lunch. The day ends with a sunset stroll on the U Bein Bridge, constructed entirely of teak.
Day 3: Mandalay – Pakokku – Bagan by car
This morning, leave Mandalay and head to Bagan. On the way, we will visit to Pakokku which is a friendly town famed for its, tabaco, thanakhar, leather slipper, joss and local schroot or cigar that all made by the local villagers. From Pakokku, take a boat and enjoy sunset view of Bagan. Reach to Bagan in the late afternoon.
Day 4: Bagan cycling tour
We will get a bike to go to the “ Nyaung U market “ together where is selling variety of freshvegetables and fish or meat. Then, cycling to the best of Bagan’s distinctive temples including Shwezigon that dazzles in gold, the delicate painted ceilings of Wetkyi-in-Gubyaukgyi and Ananda, the most revered of all, with its four standing Buddha’s. End of the day with sunset on the site of one of the upper terraces.
Day 5: Bagan – Mount Popa – Sinn Luu
This morning, we get one hour and a half drive from Bagan to Salay. Salay is the colorful old religious center in Central Myanmar which is the diversity of monasteries. We will visit the the most outstanding one is Yoke Sone monastery with spectacular woodcarving and Buddhist image, which partly reflects the main religion here, Buddhism. Then, get your local touch by visiting a local market with daily life and customs. Continue to head to Mount Popa, which is 45 kilometers to the East of Salay. With the height of 4981 feet above the sea level, Mount Popa is a unique extinct volcano with a spectacular view. With 777 steps leading to the top of Popa Peak where a Buddhist Shrine is situated. The best moment is when you are at the highest point in the area, a panoramic view is opened right before your eyes and leave you with admiration and impression.
Back to Bagan in the afternoon.
Day 6: Bagan – fly to Heho – Pindaya
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Heho, Shan hills in north-eastern Burma, situated about 1000 meters above sea level. Check after about 2 hours of flight time, and continue for about 80 km through hilly landscapes, up to Pindaya. Visit to the “Cave of the Hundred Thousand Buddha.” The statues, thousands of them, form a labyrinth within large karst caves. We also visit the handicraft village where the local people have been turning the bark of mulberry trees into pretty paper and umbrellas before heading to Nyaung Shwe. Boat trip under the beautiful sunset on lake to your hotel for relaxing.
Day 7: Five day market – Inle Lake boat trip
This morning, we will visit the “Five day market” where is good opportunity to meet many different local tribes. Then, sailing on the lake to discover the fascinating habits of local residents. Visit the small village of Indein, with pagodas dating back to the sixteenth century, and the village in which he lives Htanpai ethnicity Pao. Lunch. Continue to the monastery of Ywamagyi and the fishing village of Kyaesarkone, then continue to the pagoda and monastery Phaungdaw Nga Phe kyaung the “jumping cat monastery.”
Day 8: Shan food cooking class
Start the day with a visit to the local market in Nyaung Shwe to get your fresh ingredients before setting off to the site where the cooking class takes place. After drinking some yummy tea get ready to cook between 8 to 10 special Shan dishes. You will get a very cool recipe book of all the dishes to take home with you at the end! The rest of day is free at leisure.
Day 9: Inle – Yangon
After breakfast at the hotel, leave Inle lake for Yangon. Upon arrival, being picked up at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Refreshing at a moment, start to explore downtown Yangon with a walking tour through the colonial quarter. Later in the afternoon visit Scott Market, known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets, the market is a major tourist destination, dominated by antique, Burmese handicraft and jewelry shops, art galleries, and clothing stores. Then, stop at Kandawgyi Lake which is also called Royal Lake. This artificial lake, built by the British as a reservoir, is most attractive at sunset, when the glittering Shwedagon Paya is reflected in its calm waters. End of the day, visit Shwedagon Pagoda – the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present kalpa.
Day 10: Yangon Departure
Transfer to the airport for your onward travel arrangements.