Day 01: Yangon Arrival (Lunch/ Dinner)
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Meet and transfer to the hotel and check in. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, start orientation tour of Yangon visiting Sule Pagoda, a beautiful octagonal golden stupa dating over 2,000 years; Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda – a colossal reclining Buddha, and end of the tour at Shwedagon Pagoda – over 2500 years old the world famous stupa. Welcoming Dinner with cultural show at Karaweik Palace, built in the style of Myanmar old days king’s Royal Budge. Your first night is in Yangon.
Day 02: Yangon – Bagan (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Start your day with breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast, leave Yangon for Bagan by domestic flight. Bagan full day sightseeing to Nyaung Oo Market, Shwezigon Pagoda – built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; Wetkyi-In Gubyaukkyi, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes; Htilominlo Temple – the largest temples of Bagan and Ananda Temple – King Kyansittha’s masterpiece and the crowning achievement of the early style temple of architecture. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, continue to Dhamanyangyi Temple was built by King Narathu in 1167 (12th centaury) and not finished but it displayed the finest brickwork in Bagan; Manuha Temple – built by King Manuhar from Thaton, Nanphaya and Myinkabar Gubyaukgyi Temple – known for its wall painting depicting scenes from the Jataka. Evening visit to Shwe Sandaw Pagoda to watch the sunset scene over the Ayeyarwaddy River. Dinner with Puppet Show at the local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Bagan, Burma’s ancient city and living treasure house of Buddhist architectural beauties.
Day 03: Bagan – Popa – Bagan (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Start your day with breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast, visit to Mount Popa, the abode of nats(spirits), situated 40 miles southeast of Bagan. Sightseeing Mount Popa and environs. Lunch at Popa Mountain Resort Hotel where one could see the panoramic view of the surrounding. The way by the roadside can see the locals climbing up the palm tree and making jaggery. Drive back to Bagan. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.
(Remarks: Sunrise Watching Tour in Bagan is not included in our itinerary and prices. Additional charges are mentioned if you choose as an optional. Please see detail extra cost.)
Day 04: Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
After breakfast, leave Bagan for Mandalay by domestic flight. Arrive at airport and proceed to Mandalay , the last royal seat of Myanmar Kings. On the way visit to Amarapura, an ancient capital built by the advice of astrologers and U Bein Bridge – 1.2 km long over 200 years old wooden bridge; Mahagandaryone Monastery, where one may observe the daily life of the monks studying Buddha’s scriptures and Silk weaving home cottage. Then proceed to Mandalay. Lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch, Check-in hotel. After check-in, continue sightseeig by visiting Mandalay Palace , Shwenandaw Monastery – noted for its exquisite wood carvings, Atumashi Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda-known as the world biggest book, and evening enjoy the sunset view from the Mandalay Hill. Dinner at the local restaurant and day end.
Day 05: Mandalay – Sagaing – Mingun – Mandalay (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel, visit Sagaing Hill – known as the center for meditation. Visit Kaungmudaw Pagoda – an enormous dome shaped pagoda built in 16th century; Pottery and Silver smith workshops. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, boat trip to Mingun where the world largest ringing bell exist. Sightseeing Mingun village and environs. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.
(Remark: If time alllowed or by cutting off some sightseeing Mandalay, you can visit Sagaing which is known as the meditation center of Myanmar wihtout extra costs.)
Day 06: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Inle (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Start your day with breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast in hotel, leave Mandalay for Heho by domestic flight. On arrival Heho, continue excursion by road to Pindaya – a small quiet town, famous for it’s thousand of Buddha Images deposited inside the caves centuries of years ago. Visit Pindaya caves, traditional Shan paper making, pottery and umbrella making villages. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, proceed to Nyaung Shwe – a small town located at the entrance of Lake Inle. And then boat transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 07: Inle Lake (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Start your day with breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast, boat trip to Inle Lake, the second biggest lake in Myanmar, famous for its unique leg rollers. Tour highlights is visit to Floating Market (can available see on the market days only which is hold on every five days), Ngaphechaung Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries on the lake and well know for its jumping cats, floating gardens in Kay La village, famous wish-fulfilling Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Inpawkhone Village – famous for its silk weaving handloom; blacksmith shop at Se’ Kaung village and traditional cigar making (Cheroot Factory). Lunch at the local restaurant. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 08: Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Start your day with breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast, leave Inle for Heho by coach. After that, flight back to Yangon by domestic flight. Meet & transfer to hotel. On the way visit to Loka Chantha Abhayalabhamuni Buddha Image (Marble Buddha) which is being carved from over 600 tons white marble rock of 37 feet long. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, visit Myanmar famous Gems, Jade & Jewellery workshop. Evening take a walk to China Town where can see the many vendors along the sidewalk & can buy the variety of Myanmar products. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Yangon .
Day 09: Yangon Departure (Breakfast/ Lunch)
Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, visit to Strand Jetty and see the daily life of the people along the Yangon River; and and Botataung Pagoda – the landmark of Yangon’s waterfront. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, visit to Bogyoke Market used to called Scott Market, the largest market in Yangon with time to browse among the hundreds of stalls for souvenir bargains, arts & crafts souvenir shopping center before transfer to airport for flight back home.
End of Tour & Services
(Remarks: If time allow within the day of normal rent (10hrs), you can visit more other nearby place by negotiate with your local guide.)