8 Days Myanmar
8 Days / 7 Nights
(Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake - Yangon)
Tour Code: GMT 4-7/8
Day 1 :: Arrival Yangon with morning flight :: -/-/-
Our Gracious Myanmar Travel guide will welcome you on arrival at Yangon International Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Sightseeing will start in the afternoon, so you have time to relax from your long flight. You will visit the old colonial-style city centre with the gilded SULE PAGODA, city centre to see bustling rush hours, near the Sule Pagoda you may visit hundred of typewriters, paper streets and proceed to China town area for afternoon stroll. An extended visit to SHWEDAGON PAGODA, one of the most spectacular religious monuments, will conclude the tour of this picturesque Garden City. The golden dome of Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Stay overnight at Hotel in Yangon.
Day 2 :: Yangon - Bagan by morning flight :: B/-/-
After breakfast flight to Bagan. Upon arrival in Bagan, transfer to the hotel and proceed for sightseeing at the busy local market and continue to a diverse selection of the most important Pagodas and temples such as SHWEZIGON PAGODA, which was built by King Anawratha in the early century. Continued by KU BYAUK GYI, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes, KHAY MIN GA TEMPLE which is noted for its spectacular panoramic view of the area's many monuments and ANANDA TEMPLE with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches inside the gallery. Finally head for BU PAYA PAGODA to observe the beautiful sunset. Stay overnight at Hotel in Bagan.
Day 3 :: Bagan :: B/-/-
After breakfast at the hotel, continue sightseeing to an old NOODLE COTTAGE and observe the daily life the people in TAUNGBI VILLAGE. After lunch you will go to nearby MYINKABA VILLAGE to see the incredible fine art of doing the famous lacquerware. Afterwards proceed to MYINGABA GU BYAUKGYI TEMPLE, noted for its ancient mural paintings under the protection of UNESCO. In the late afternoon take a boat trip (1 ˝ hrs) on the famous Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight in Bagan.
*Bagan: Approx. founded in 849 AD. The peak of Bagan era started under King Anawrahta in 1044 and ended in 1287 when Mongols overrun Bagan.
Thousands of Pagodas were built within an area of 42 km˛. According to the Archaeological Department 2217 standing pagodas are listed.
Day 4 :: Bagan -Mandalay by morning flight :: B/-/-
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival at the Tada Oo Airport, proceed direct to AMARAPURA, a former capital founded by Bodawpaya. Visit MAHAGANDAYON, a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study. Afterwards continue to the 220 years old U BEIN TEAK BRIDGE, built in 1782 at the time when AMARAPURA was the royal capital. Also you will visit BAGAYA MONASTERY with a superb collection of Buddha statues. Sightseeing continues to SAGAING, a place for Buddhist devotees. On the way back to Mandalay visit MAHAMUNI PAGODA, one of the most sacred Buddha Image in Mandalay. Afterwards check-in at the hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel in Mandalay.
Day 5 :: Mandalay :: B/-/-
After breakfast, you will visit some workshops to see the production of the famous Mandalay Arts and crafts, like GOLD LEAFS, CARVINGS and TAPESTRIES. In the afternoon tour will continue MANDALAY PALACE, SHWENANDAW MONESTARY, noted for its exquisite WOOD CARVINGS, KUTHODAW PAGODA, famous for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures also known as the WORLD BIGGEST BOOK. Afterwards continue to Mandalay Hill a vantage point for panoramic view over the city. It's worth to have a stroll up the hill spectacular sunset views. Stay overnight at Hotel in Mandalay.
Day 6 :: Mandalay - Heho by morning flight - Inle :: B/-/-
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Heho. Upon arrival you will drive to INLE LAKE. By boat you will discover the typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and village life on and at the lake. Further visits are made to PHAUNG DAW OO PAGODA, the weaving village of INPAWKHON. Stay overnight on/at Inle lake.
Day 7 :: Inle - Heho - Yangon by afternoon flight :: B/-/-
Early morning after breakfast, visit INDEIN VILLAGE, located at the western side of the lake. Passing NYAUNG OHAK MONASTERY and follow a stair path lined up with many hundreds o wooden columns, you finally will reach the impressive SHWE INDEIN PA-O COMPLEX. From the hillside you have great view over the lake area. On the way back to the boat, walk through a romantic bamboo forest at the riverside, where you may observe local people having a bath.
After this exciting visit by boat, transfer to Heho airport for the flight back to Yangon. Rest of the day is for leisure. Stay overnight a Hotel in Yangon.
Day 8 :: Yangon - departure :: B/-/-
Late morning you will visit Bogyoke Market also known as Scott Market. Here you will find a lot of Myanmar products like lacquer ware, clothes, jewellery, paintings and much more. Ideal place for souvenir hunting! In the late afternoon transfer to the Yangon International Airport for departure Myanmar.
Here our GMT service will end and we hope to see you again in our beautiful gracious land Myanmar.
Meals are mentioned in the itinerary: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, - = not included
On request we also offer full-board or half-board!!! Just let us know!
Please note that itinerary is subject to change due to flight schedules.