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Glorious Myanmar Discovery

7/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 MandalayMingunBaganInle LakeIndeinYangon
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If you are seeking for a destination that is certainly far from the fast-paced world, how better to celebrate your breaktime by a discover of ancient Myanmar. Embark on the adventure to all impressive sites and give a real insight into a golden land where history and unique culture are still a way of life.

Highlights

  Explore all the best of Yangon city

  Travel back in time with series of ancient pagodas and temples in Bagan

  Enjoy glorious sunset at the iconic U Bein bridge

  Contemplate massive unfinished Mingun pagoda and gigantic bell

  Experience local floating life in Inle Lake

  Uncover hidden jungle stupas in Indein

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Mandalay, Sagaing, Amarapura Arrive Mandalay, transfer to hotel for check-in, tour around to...
Day 2 Mingun, Mandalay Boat trip to Mingun, discover unfinished pagoda and 90-ton bell, sail... B
Day 3 Bagan Fly to Bagan, visit local market and Bagan important ancient... B
Day 4 Inle Lake Fly to Inle, transfer to lake hotel, enroute stop by to visit... B
Day 5 Indein Sail to discover Indein village, tour around lively local market,... B
Day 6 Yangon Fly to Yangon, transfer to hotel for check-in, tour around and visit... B
Day 7 Yangon Transfer to Yangon airport for departure flight B
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    Arrive Mandalay, transfer to hotel for check-in, tour around to Sagaing, Amarapura

Welcome to Mandalay, Myanmar. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted and welcomed by our guide and driver and then transferred to your hotel. After check-in and relaxation, we leave the city and head to Sagaing, an important religious center of Myanmar thanks to its numerous Buddhist monasteries. Then access U Min Thonze Cave Temple with its impressive Buddha statues and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, Sagaing's central pagoda located at the top Pagaing Hill, offering you the enjoyment of seeing Mandalay's panoramic view. Next, take a half hour drive to Amarapura, the best place to experience the monk life in Mandalay and access its famous Mahagandayon Monastery - one of the largest monasteries in Burma. Lately, contemplate magical sunset over the iconic U Bein Bridge - the world's most extended teak bridge.

Lunch and dinner are on your own account.

In search of Mandalay's serenity

Welcome to Mandalay – the city of culture located in the right heart of Myanmar.  Unlike other lively tours in modern cities, your excursion in Mandalay will take you to the outlying areas with fantastic mixture of nature and culture: Riverside hills dotted by gold stupas and pagodas named Sagaing, incredible view over Manday across Ayeyarwaddy River from the hill top, brilliant U Min Thonze Cave Temple and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, amazing golden Buddha statue at Mahamuni Buddha Temple. Moreover, a stop at Mahagandayon Monastery is truly worth your time in Mandalay, impressing you by the calm atmosphere when humble monks in red robes lining up silently for lunch ceremony.  After all, a stunning sunset over the iconic U Bein Bridge will definitly blow you away after a long day tour. 

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    Boat trip to Mingun, discover unfinished pagoda and 90-ton bell, sail back and drive to visit more highlights in Mandalay, enjoy panoramic view sunset in Mandalay Hill

This morning we will be driven to Mandalay pier, and then embarked on a private boat upstream to Mingun. Our first stop in Mingun is the world’s largest unfinished Pahtodawgyi Pagoda. The pagoda's lower terraces feature slabs of marble bearing depictions of important scenes from the Jataka, literary works concerning the previous lives of the Buddha. Inside the temple, you can see an inscription stone that details the history of the temple's construction. Leave the pagoda, we will head to Mingun Bell which has a weight of 90 tons. After lunch break, we continue our journey to Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery, and a gold leaf beating workshop. We also go to Kuthodaw pagoda which houses the world’s largest book stand upright, setting in stone in the grounds. At dusk, if weather is fine, it would be an interesting end for the fourth sightseeing day if we climb up to the Mandalay Hill to enjoy the beautiful sunset and the panorama of the city behind.

Lunch and dinner are on your own account.

Enchanted by Mandalay - the city of fine arts

Surrounded by dozens of monasteries and pagodas, Mandalay is described for a long time as the city of arts, architecture and significant charms  in Myanmar. The further you go, the more likely you are to fall in love with this land. Passing the 40km-long way by car and boat to Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, your mind will soon be filled with all surprise and excitement when visiting Mingun Temple with the giganic Mingun Bell (you can gong it for some luck). On the way back from the charming pagoda, it is time for a peaceful walk exploring Mandalay Palace where the last King lived in and the nearby finely carved teak wooden Shwenandaw Monastery, followed by a visit the local workshop and learn how fine and thin gold leaves are made then plastered on to temples and Buddha statues. Let’s save the best for last by getting lost in the white field of 729 shrines lining up straightly before enjoying tranquil sunset from the top of Mandalay Hills and looking back all the places you passed along the busy but wonderful day.     

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    Fly to Bagan, visit local market and Bagan important ancient monuments

After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a domestic flight to Bagan. As you present at the Nyaung U  airport in Bagan, you will soon start the enjoyable city tour with the first destination of local Nyaung Oo Market to experience the wonderful daily activities among people. Then pay a wonderful visit to Shwezigon Pagoda, the first gold pagoda built in Burma enshrining Gautama Buddha's relics and Ananda Temple, the home of four huge Buddha standing statues - each faces one of the four cardinal directions. Afterward, more temple visitations are carried out as we take you to Gubyaukgyi Temple at Myinkaba - an Indian style pagoda built in 1113 whose exteriors are still in good condition, Htilominlo Temple whose name means "blessings of the three worlds" containing four Buddha images facing four directions on its first floor, and Sulamani Temple - a Buddhist edifice rebuilt in 1994 from which Htilominlo Temple was built after. To finish your day in Bagan, enjoy sunset along the Ayarwaddy River

Lunch and dinner are on your own account.

Discover local values and historical treasures in the ancient kingdom of Bagan

Bagan - among the most significant archaeological South East Asia sites is one of the densest concentrations of temples and pagodas with about 2,000 monuments remain in various states of repair. Once arriving in Bagan, grasp a terrific chance to see how local life is going through in Nyaung U market: the atmosphere in a Burmese market, regional products, fresh veggies, fine rice, unique local suncreen, etc. Continue the visit to important Buddhist constructions of Bagan: Shwezigon pagoda - the huge gold plated pagoda which is believed to enshrine a bone and tooth of Gautama Buddha, Ananda temple - a gorgeous white temple with coppery golden top - the finest and most beautiful temple in Bagan. Moreover, the further exploration in the legendary Gubyaukgyi, Htilominlo and Sulamani Temples will truly be a step back in time between historical architecture, old murals, plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.   After a long day, soothe your soul in peace and enjoy the sunset along the Ayarwaddy River. 

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    Fly to Inle, transfer to lake hotel, enroute stop by to visit unbrella workshop, Shwe Yan Pyay monastery, Phaung Daw Oo pagoda, floating villages, markets and gardens

Morning fly to Inle, the primary air gateway to Inle Lake. It takes one hour to drive from airport to Inle; along the way, soothe yourself with cool weather and peaceful settings. Drop by a Shan paper umbrella workshop to how skillful locals are to create these amazing handcrafts. Also, visit Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which was constructed completely from teak and painted red. Show up in Inle Lake, we take a boat to visit Inle Lake with floating villages, floating gardens, floating markets, several traditional villages such as weaving. The most special sight on Inle Lake is floating gardens where the local use the water hyacinth combining with seaweed on the bottom of the lake to keep the soil to grow more vegetables such as tomatoes, mint, etc. Up and down the lake have many temples, monasteries with golden pinnacles brightening on the sunlight. Discover Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda where houses the five Buddha images. These images are covered with gold in order to make visitors not be able to see the original form. Leave Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, we continue to Ywa Ma village and Kay Lar Village before move to your hotel and check in.

Lunch and dinner are on your own account.

Immerse in the wonderful floating life in Inle Lake

Upward the western of Shan state is the pictureque Inle Lake –  the Venice of Myanmar. Stepping off Nyaung Shwe marina, you will take a motorized boat to navigate through stilt villages, floating garderns and meet locals who spend their entire lives on the water. Passing Ywa Ma village and Kay Lar Village where Intha people built their unique houses with long straight wooden poles stretching into the lake bed, it is your tranquil time in relaxed atmostphere of thelocally significant Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and get to unfold the interesting story of the five Buddhas inside. As the dawn is coming and the warm light turns the still surface of the lake a golden colour, just pause for a while and cherish true value of unforgetable moment.

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    Sail to discover Indein village, tour around lively local market, walk uphill to explore crumbling group of ancient stupas and pagodas

In order not to miss a great opportunity to enjoy the scene of local tribes in their colorful clothes and exotic market atmosphere, in the early morning, we will take a boat to the lake and visit the local market which is held every five day (if open). Then we will move by boat to Indeinn to witness the farmers harvesting their crops and rarely-known site of Indein which still remains hundreds of ancient brick stupas and pagodas dated back to 17 century the ancient Shweinndein Pagoda.  Next up, we continue to discover local traditional Blacksmith workshop and Shan Cheroot (tobacco) making before travelling back to your hotel in Inle Lake for relaxation in the afternoon.

Lunch and dinner are on your own account.

Indulge in a trip to the graceful Indein

Indein is a small village West of Inle Lake which is renowned for the floating market and impressive ancient stupas with Banyan trees growing out of them. From Inle Lake, by just a scenic 8-kilometer boat ride through a long narrow canal, you soon reach the lively floating ‘5-day market’ rotated every five days around five different villages in Inle. This is a beautiful opportunity to experience the diversity of Inle ethnic, witness their day-to-day life and make their unique fair on the water trading all local products. A drop-in visit to local workshops will excite your curiosity about lotus weaving, cheroot cigarettes making in various size and flavours and diligent hand crafted silver work. Lastly, don’t forget to discover old ruined pagodas dated back to the 13th century and admire their incredible beauty even in bad condition. The impressive image of stupas after stupas decaying due to constant exposure to humidity still pose irresistible charm will leave you with nothing but thrills. 

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    Fly to Yangon, transfer to hotel for check-in, tour around and visit all highlights of city, savour sunset in Shwedagon Pagoda

After breakfast at the hotel, take morning flight to Yangon. City tour starts by visiting colonial buildings, take a walking tour to get a sense of Yangon's beauty with its picturesque lakes, verdant parks as well as its charming people. Next up, visit Chaukhtatgyi Temple which holds the biggest reclining Buddha statue in Southeast Asia. Afterwards, wander around Sule Pagoda which is Myanmar's oldest pagoda of 2,500 years old. When the sun sets, you will experience the wonder of this inspiring pagoda, being left breathless with its vivid color and sacred atmosphere at Shwedagon Pagoda. After a long day, have a good night at your hotel in Yangon.

Lunch and dinner are on your own account.

Uncover the diverse history and culture of Yangon

Welcome to Yangon - the biggest and most bustling city in Myanmar, a unique city in Southeast Asia with all nostalgic colors of time and culture reserved over centuries. If you are interested in colonial era architecture, a stroll down Yangon's colonial buildings will definitely blow you away by well-reserved images from the 20th century, with decaying facades filled with old paint and small trees squeezing through those little cracks. Moreover, proud of rich cultural tradition, Yangon will amaze you with plenty of spiritual relics where you can experience the importance of Buddhism to the Burmese’s lives: tranquil Chaukhtatgyi Temple containing an over-200-feet-long reclining Buddha, the octagonal-shaped 2500 year old pagoda Sule Pagoda located in the heart of the city, and especially the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda - the massive 99 meter high gold plated pagoda with the diamond studded spire on top of a small hill in downtown Yangon. And don’t miss chance to meditate in pagoda’s mystical atmosphere beautifully lit up after dark.(Note: Selected schedules will be appropriately handpicked according to specific package)

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    Transfer to Yangon airport for departure flight

Free until check out your hotel, transfer to Yangon airport with drop-off guide then find your way to catch up your departure flight home. Tour ends.  

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    Breakfast

Inclusions

Meals
6 breakfasts, lunch, dinner
Accommodation
Hotel (6 nights),
Transport
Car, Boating
Flights
1. Fly from Mandalay to Bagan (30 mins)
2. Fly from Bagan to Inle (30 mins)
3. Fly from Inle to Yangon (1.10 hrs)
Included Services
  •   6-night hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  •   Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  •   03 domestic flights: Mandalay - Nyaung U, Nyaung U - Heho, Heho - Yangon
  •   Domestic airport & government taxes
  •   Road taxes
  •   Local English-speaking guides
  •   Water & tissues on coach
  •   Zone fees, entrance fees, private boats in Mingun and Inle Lake
  •   Our personal assistance

Exclusions

  •   International flights
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Visa stamp fees
  •   Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
  •   Personal expenses
  •   Meals, drinks not mentioned
  •   Tips & gratuities for guide and driver