Myanmar Highlights 04

TM - MH 04 (09Days/08 Nights)
Yangon – Bagan – Popa - Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Inle – Yangon

Recommended to make all year round

Day 01 Arrival Yangon

Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Welcome by our guide & transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, visit to Botataung Pagoda – combination of stupa & temple type, Chaukhtatgyi – a huge Reclining Buddha Image. Finally, visit Shwedagon Pagoda- its golden stupa is the 'heart ' of Myanmar over 2,500 years old. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 02 Flight to Bagan & sightseeing

Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, visit colorful morning market, Shwezigon Pagoda – the golden stupa is the glory of Bagan, Gubyaukgyi Temple - the best mural paintings of 11th century, Htilominlo Temple – noted for its pilaster carving, Nathtaukkyaung Monastery – ancient wooden monastery, Ananda Temple - an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross, lacquer ware workshop - the unique of Bagan. After morning visit in Bagan, refreshment at the hotel. Late afternoon, visit Manuha Temple with gigantic Buddha images, Dhamayangyi Temple - the biggest temple in Bagan, Sulamani Temple - the 12th century temple, etc. Evening, you may enjoy the sunset from the top of the temple. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 03 Excursion Mt. Popa (50 km, 2 hours)

Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mt. Popa - an extinct volcano which is known as “Home of the Spirits” and observe the life of rural area and the cottage industry such as producing the palm sweets. We may stop at several places for making the photos and knowing the countryside. Climb up 777 steps to reach the top of Mt. Popa cliff temple and enjoy the landscapes, the panoramic view of extinct volcano and plain to Bagan. After visit, come down and back to Bagan. Finally, take the boat ride on mighty Ayeyarwaddy River during the sunset time.. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 04 Flight to Mandalay. Excursion Amarapura, Sagaing & Ava

Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, excursion to Amarapura, an ancient capital of Myanmar, where we can observe the life of over 1000 monks at Mahagandaryon Monastery & silk weaving factory. Proceed to Sagaing, where we can observe the fascinating landscapes of the Ayeyarwaddy River from serene Sagaing Hill, the place of over 700 monasteries & Kaungmudaw Pagoda the magnificent dome remarkably seen from far away, silverware factory, etc. Continue to Ava and visit by horse carts to Maenu Okkyaung Monastery - built by the chief queen in 1818, Nan Myint Tower - 27 meter masonry high, Bargayar Monastery - well known for its wood carving with 267 teak pillars. Come back to Amarpaura and enjoy the sunset by crossing over U Bein Bridge. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 05 River cruise to Mingun & visit Mandalay

Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Boat excursion to Mingun (01 hour) along mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. During the river cruise, we may enjoy the fascinating landscapes of the river as well as the daily life of the people living along the Ayeyarwaddy. Visit Mingun pagoda - unfinished pagoda & the biggest ringing bell of 90 tons, unusual Myatheindan pagoda. Back to Mandalay. Visit traditional handicraft workshops such as, marble carving, gold leaves beating, Kuthodaw Pagod – the World's Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scripture, Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Monastery. Finally enjoy the sunset on top of Mandalay Hill where we can admire the beauty of Mandalay City, Shan Plateau, etc. Come back to hotel and leisure. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 06 Flight to Heho. Drive to Pindaya (45 km, 01:30 hours) Proceed to Inle (97 km, 02:30 hours)

Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Heho. Drive to Pindaya and enjoy the marvelous landscapes of hilly region with vegetables plantation, terrace - landing cultivation, etc. Visit the Pindaya Caves - houses 8094 Buddha Images & umbrella workshop at the village. Proceed to Inle. Check in at the hotel and overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 07 Excursion Inle

Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Boat excursion on the lake. Visit Inn Dein pagodas in ruins covered by trees and bushes, Lotus petal robe & silk weaving looms at Inn Paw Khone village, Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda - the most venerable pagoda on the lake, Nga Phe Chaung monastery, floating garden & floating farms, etc. Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 08 Flight to Yangon & visit

Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Heho Airport for flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel & check in. Leisure on your own. Later afternoon, visit Bogyoke market [except on Monday] and wandering around china town area. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 09 Departure

Morning breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure flight.