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Discover Myanmar 9days 8nights

CODE GCDM9D8N
DESTINATION Myanmar
CATEGORY Classic
DURATION 9 days 8 nights
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Myanmar is a potential destination to go for in every occasion thank for its fresh atmosphere, holy experience and very rustic memory that absolutely win your heart and soul at the very beginning moments you present in this amazing country. Discover the highlight of the region and explore other part of the world culture.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

Yangon Bagan Inle Lake

 


DAY 01: Yangon Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your Guide who will accompany you as you transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Yangon
Meal included on this day: None

 

Day 02: Yangon

Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia.

After breakfast at the hotel, your journey begins with a visit around the city and its highlights. Stop at the National Museum where a tour of the priceless ancient artifacts, works of art and historic memorabilia will help you gain insight in to the country’s history.  Of particular note are the three halls on the ground floor, which hold exhibits on the evolution the Myanmar alphabet, the Lion Throne Room, and artifacts from the Yatanabon Period. (Note: Museum is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays). Continue to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which houses a 70-meter reclining Buddha.

Late this afternoon, visit Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar.  The central stupa is 90 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf.  As the sun begins to set enjoy the breathtaking views of the Pagoda and surrounding skyline before transferring back to your hotel.

Overnight in Yangon
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 03; Yangon - Mandalay

Early this morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. 

Upon arrival, begin your sightseeing tour of Mandalay with a visit to Mahamuni Pagoda.  This pagoda is home to one of the country’s most revered Buddha images which, over the years, has been covered with gold leaf giving it an almost ‘lumpy’ texture.

Mandalay is well known for its skilled craftsmen and as you tour traditional workshops, you will learn more about the city’s cottage industries. Observe the production of wood carvings, kalaga tapestries, and gold-leaf where the techniques remain unchanged from those used centuries ago to craft items for the Royal Court. 

This afternoon, continue your tour of Mandalay with a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the title ‘World’s Biggest Book’. Continue to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace.  This grand teak building is known for its exquisite woodcarving.

Head to the top of Mandalay Hill as the sun begins to set to enjoy magnificent views of the the city and Irrawaddy River.

Overnight in Mandalay
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 04: Mandalay - Bagan

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Mandalay airport for the flight to Bagan (Nyaung Oo).

From the 11th to 13th centuries, when Bagan was the capital of Myanmar, the rulers constructed thousands of huge stupas and temples many of which are still standing today on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. 

On arrival, your journey begins with a visit to Tayokye Pyay, an elevated temple from where you will have a panoramic view of the magnificent plains of Bagan.

This afternoon begin with a visit to a traditional lacquer ware workshop where you can observe the production of one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. Continue to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples.  Built in the early Mon-style, Ananda contains two unique Buddha images whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed. 

From here, travel by horse cart for a tour passing Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan, massive Dhammayangyi Temple, noted for its remarkable brickwork, and Sulamani Temple. Enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the plains from the upper terrace of one of the temples

Overnight in Bagan
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 05: Bagan

After breakfast, visit the colorful Nyaung Oo Market where villagers gather every day to buy and sell their produce and other goods.  Continue to Myinkaba village and take a short walking tour to explore the temples of Manuha and Nan Paya. 

This afternoon, continue to the rural village of Minnanthu, one of Bagan’s least visited areas.  Here you will explore temples such as Payathonzu, Lemyentha and Nandamannya before heading to the riverside pier. 

Board a local boat for a slow cruise down the Irrawaddy River.  As you cruise the waters, observe the lifestyle of the fishermen and riverside villagers as well as enjoying the unique perspective of Bagan’s temples. Return to your hotel this evening.

Overnight in Bagan
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 06: Bagan - Heho - Inle Lake

After early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho.

From Heho, a scenic one-hour drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which features beautiful carvings and a collection of Buddha images. Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake, board a private motorboat to head out to Inle Lake.

 Inle Lake is one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights. Pass villages built on stilts over the lake, inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles.

Visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses dozens of Shan Buddha Images, but is more famous for its unique ‘jumping cats’ who jump through hoops in the air!  Continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf.  Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand.

If time permits, there may be time to enjoy a short walk through one of the lakeside villages.

Overnight in Inle Lake
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 07: Cooking course at Inthar House

Option: Cooking course at Inthar House
This half day cooking course is a fun and interesting way to learn about the traditional flavors and preparation techniques of Burmese Cuisine.   You will feel at home as your friendly Inntha hosts welcome you in to their household and teach you how traditional dishes are prepared. US$ 60 per person (minimum 2 pax)

After breakfast, visit the lake’s morning market. The market rotates its location around the lake’s villages in a 5 day rhythm and is visited by lake inhabitants and surrounding hill tribes who come to sell and trade their wares. (Note: market is daily except on dark moon day and full moon day).

From the middle of the lake, continue down a small canal leading to the Pa-oh village of In Dein.  Explore the area on foot, strolling around the village, visiting a local school, and wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area.  Here you can climb the covered stairway to the top of a hill which is covered with picturesque ancient stupas and has magnificent views of the lake below.

After enjoying your visit to In Dein, return to your boat. Continue along the lake for additional sightseeing before returning to your hotel this afternoon.  

Overnight in Inle Lake
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 08: Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon

Day at Leisure in your hotel (Boat and Guide service are available).

Late this afternoon, transfer to the Nyaung Oo airport for the flight to Yangon. 

Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. 

Overnight in Yangon
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 09: Depart Yangon

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Mingalardon Airport for your onward flight.

Meal included on this day: Breakfast

 

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Acccommodation for 8nights accommodation a shared Double room with daily breakfast
  • English speaking STATION guides in the trip (different guides in each places)
  • 4 domestic flights Yangon-Mandalay-NyaungU(Bagan)-Heho-Yangon with Air Mandalay, Asian Wings or Air Bagan including insurance surcharges & current fuel surcharge
  • Porter fees at airports
  • Sunset Cruise in Bagan
  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers
  • Horse cart tour in Bagan
  • Private local boat for Inle Lake and Indein excursions
  • Entrance fees for the visits

OUR SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE: 

  • International ticket to/from Yangon
  • Meals other than mentioned (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D = dinner)  
  • Visa arrangements for Myanmar 
  • Visits not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips and porters at the hotels
  • International airport departure tax Yangon (USD 10/pax at present)
  • Any other items not mentioned

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