- Accommodation with Daily Breakfast as per program
- Transfers and sightseeing by private air-con vehicle with drivers, as mentioned in program
- Domestic flight fares with taxes included as per program
- Sightseeing tours with entry fees as per program
- Local Boat Fare as per program
- Provision of 1 Bottle of Water & 1 Wet Towel per day per pax on Sightseeing days as per program
- Services of Stationed English Speaking Guide (different guides in each destination)
- Meals (Lunches and Dinner)
- Personal expenses & gratitude, Porter charges
- Drinks/Beverages & other expenses
- International Air Fare & Airport Taxes
- Myanmar Visa Fees & Myanmar Visa Service Fees
- Seasonal Supplement & Compulsory Arrangements
- Any other not mentioned in “Cost includes” section
Arrival Yangon (Afternoon Flight)
Arrive Yangon by afternoon flight. You will be welcomed by your tour guide and transfer to the hotel. Have a rest at the hotel until the late afternoon sightseeing starts. Afternoon sightseeing includes Bogyoke Market (formerly called Scott Market) close on Monday and Public Holiday, where we can shop varieties of goods ranging from handicrafts to clothing and local food/ snack and sunset viewing at Shwedagon Pagoda, an inspiring golden stupa which is one of the best landmarks in Myanmar. Overnight at Yangon.
Yangon-Bagan (Flight), Bagan full day sightseeing
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Bagan, one of the Asia’s most popular archaeological destinations and one out of two most pre-eminent religious old cities in South East Asia. The sightseeing starts with a visit to Nyaung Oo market. Afternoon, we will visit a lacquer ware factory followed by a visit to local village. Before the sundown, we would take a boat ride along the Ayeyarwaddy River to view the sunset and relax. Overnight at Bagan
BAGAN/ MT. POPA / BAGAN
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mt. Popa, an extinct volcano locates 65km south east of Bagan. Climb the Taungkalat, believed to be the part of the main volcano blown apart and plugged at the current location, to see the panoramic view of the whole area. Free at leisure for the rest of the day or you can also enjoy the recreational facilities provided by the resort with extra charge such as horse riding, playing golf at 9 holes golf course, etc. Overnight at Bagan.
Bagan – Mandalay (by morning flight) – Amarapura-Inwa-Sagaing Ss
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. Drive to Amarapura; U Bein bridge, the world’s longest teak wood bridge across the Taungthaman lake. Drive to Inwa, formerly known as AVA, a former Royal capital of Myanmar located at the confluence of the Ayeyarwaddy River and Myitnge River. After crossing the Myitnge River by small boat, taking a horse cart along the bumpy road to visit the ruins of the old royal capital includes the watch tower, the 27 meter tall leaning tower of old royal palace; Mahaaungmyebonzan monastery, the impressive brick and stucco monastery; Bargaya monastery, a splendid teak wood monastery with wood curving. Sagaing, a former capital of Shan Kingdom and Myanmar Kingdom. After crossing the Inwa bridge (also called Sagaing Bridge), one can visit the Sagaing hill by trucks. The highlights include Soonooponyashin Pagoda, Uminthonese Pagoda, a thirty man made caves pagoda. Other highlights include silver smith and Kaunghmudaw pagoda – the gigantic stupa represent paddy heap. Overnight at Mandalay.
Breakfast at the hotel. From the Mandalay Gawwein jetty, we will take a short boat ride up river to reach Mingun, located at the other side of the Ayeyarwaddy River and north of Mandalay. Sightseeing highlights includes Pathodawgyi, believed to be one of the largest brick base in the world and it would be one of the wonders of the world in case if it was completed; Mingun bell, said to be world’s biggest un-cracked ringing bell and Myatheindan pagoda, represents for Buddhist cosmology. Return to Mandalay. Afternoon sightseeing includes Mandalay Royal Palace – a well planned palace located at the heart of today’s Mandalay city; Atumashi monastery, originally believed to be the best teak wood monastery in architecture and art works until it was burnt down and nowadays a new building of similar prototype exists there; Shwenandaw monastery, still existing masterpiece of last Myanmar kingdom’s architecture in teak and wood carving; Kuthodaw Pagoda, renowned as the world’s largest book; and Mandalay Hill, regarded a natural watch tower in the plain region of Mandalay, to view the sunset. Overnight at Mandalay.
Mandalay- Heho (by morning flight) –Pindaya sightseeing
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho. Pindaya is a historic town situated about three hours drive from Inle Lake. The sightseeing highlights include: Pindaya caves – natural lime stone caves not only with numerous stalactites and stalagmites but also filled with about 8000 various sizes of Buddha images believed to be there since 11th century; and famous Botoloke Lake. Ethnic groups like Shan, PaO and Danu are living environs of Pindaya. The place nowadays is also famous for traditional Shan paper making and Shan umbrella making. Drive to Inle and overnight Inle.
Full day Inle Lake sightseeing
Breakfast at the hotel. Inle Lake, one of the magical lakes in Myanmar located 900 meters above sea level surrounded by beautiful mountains of Shan plateau, is the home land of the Inthar tribe. If by chance today coincides with the market day, we will visit the regional market which is held on a 5 days rotation basis in different areas of the Lake. We will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda – famous for its richly gilded five small Buddha images; Ngaphechaung monastery (also known as jumping cat monastery) was built more than one and a half century ago and features a number of interesting old Buddha Images. Other attractions include: unique leg-rowing style and fishing method of the Inthar, floating gardens used as vegetable plantations, silk and cotton weaving cottages and black smith. Overnight at Inle.
Indein sightseeing / Heho-Yangon(Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel. We explore the southern part of the Lake by boat sailing through small twisting and turning creeks to reach Indein village. This small village located on the southwestern bank of the lake is famous for its ruined clusters of pagodas dated back to 16th century. The tranquil peaceful ambience and the ruins overgrown with bushes will bring you centuries back. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon.
Overnight at Yangon.
Departure Yangon (Night Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel. The full day tour of Yangon commences with a visit to city center and Sule Pagoda, the landmark of downtown Yangon, followed by a short walk to the Strand hotel, a relic of the colonial-era legacy which was opened in 1901 by the famed Sakies brothers; Chaukhtatgyi, the colossal reclining Buddha, followed by photographing at Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake. On our way to the airport, we will visit Inya lake (Seinlansopyay garden), Gabaaye (World Peace) Pagoda and Mahapasana cave, Kyauktawgyi Buddha image, a huge sitting Buddha image sculpted from one gigantic marble stone, and the White Elephant – astrologically, a sign of good luck and fortune for the country and its people. Drive to the airport to catch the onward departure flight.