BEAUTUFUL MYANMAR (8 Days-7 Nights)
Route: Yangon-Golden Rock-Bagan-Mandalay-Amarapura-Heho-Inle Lake-Yangon

Day 1 : Yangon Arrival

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Upon your arrival at Yangon Airport, our guide will meet you with Welcoming Signage and then escort you to your hotel (if room available).

Yangon (formerly Rangoon) is the largest city in Myanmar (formerly Burma). A mix of colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline.

The National Museum – with extensive collection of ancient artifacts, art works and historic memorabilia on display in 14 halls in a splendid five-storey building.

In the afternoon, enjoy the water front of busy Yangon River brief public ferry ride and after a stroll at the Maha Bandoola Park to see colonial-style high court and city hall, head to the lively Indian Town and Chinatown.

In the evening, enjoy the sunset to the Great Shwedagone Pagoda built the most prominent monument in Yangon which dominates the sky with golden flash, giant spires and holy relics.

Overnight at Hotel in Yangon

Meals: Nil

Day 2 : Yangon-Bago-Kyaikhto

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Today, we excursion to Kyaikhtiyo (185 km, 4 hours drive). Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Burma. It is a small pagoda built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by devotees.

En route visit at Bago, Kyaikkhawine Monastery where a thousand monks living in this monastery (We can arrange to donate for lunch to the monks and the Buddhist monks requisites). Buddhist monks, however, eat only two meals a day. The sixth of the ten basic precepts that order monastic life is to abstain from taking “untimely” meals – with “timely” defined as between dawn and noon. So, the last meal of the day, at 11:00 am, is an important one.

The Kanbawzathardi palace of King Bayinnaung is some of the places of interests and then proceed to Kyaikhtiyo. Kyaikhtiyo is a major pilgrimage site for Buddhists.

From the base camp (Kinpun Sakan) take a public open truck ride up to the Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda (45 minutes). This is where you will find the famous "; Golden Rock";, a huge boulder precariously perched on the edge of a cliff face seemingly defying gravity. It is believed that Buddha's hair is precisely placed on the Golden Rock stupa thereby keeping its fine balance. Enjoy the panoramic view and walk back from the top of the hill to the base camp

Overnight at Hotel in Golden Rock

Meals: Breakfast

Day3 : Kyaikhto-Yangon

This morning visit a local market at Kyaikhto or Waw village. Also visit dry fish making villag on the way. Afterwards begin your return journey to Yangon.

Explore Bogyoke (Scott) Market to see Myanmar's wide range of handicrafts and exotic souvenirs.

Overnight at Hotel in Yangon

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 : Yangon-Bagan

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Air Transfer RGN-BGN @ 06:00-07:50 (or) similar

Today, we leave from hotel about 4.30am for flight to Bagan. Bagan (Nyaung U) is the seat of the 1st Myanmar Empire founded by King Anawrahta in mid 11 century A.D. Although legends say that there were supposed to be more than four hundred thousand pagodas at Bagan there are now approximately 2000 pagodas situated in an area about 16 miles square and under the care of the Archaeological Department. Many of the pagodas are in ruins but inside these structures beautiful wall paintings are still very much fresh as if painted only yesterday.

Visit Nyaung U Farmer Market and a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples, such as Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; the Wetkyiin Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, as well as the elegant Htilominlo temple, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes; the Ananda Temple, with four huge standing Buddha images and Ananda Okkyaung, a small red brick monastery, one of the few received plants is next door from the time of the early Bagan. At the inner walls are designs from that 18. Continue to famous Dhammayangyi Temple and Sula Mani Temples.

In the afternoon, short take a rest at hotel and in the afternoon visit Myinkaba, two km south of Bagan. This village is well known for its lacquerware workshops and has also a number of interesting temples, as Nanphaya Temple, said to have once been the residence of King Manuha and Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, which has very nice frescoes inside. Enjoy your soothing sunset at Shwesandaw Pagoda.

Overnight at Hotel in Bagan

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 : Bagan-Mandalay

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Air Transfer BGN-MDL @ 08:05-08:35 (or) Similar

Mandalay can always give Myanmar tours' fans a hint of how the imperial era was like back to the 19th century. In the morning we will fly over Myanmar's golden land to Mandalay.

Visit Mandalay's major attractions of Mahamuni Pagoda, inside of which the bronze Buddha statue is all yet monks and pilgrims are still applying gold layers everyday. Continue our trip to the world-known Kuthodaw Pagoda, holding the world's largest book carved Buddhism scriptures on 729 marble slabs.

After lunch, we will take a short break and then continue the tour visiting the Mandalay Palace & Fort, which best portrays the golden days of Mandalay Kingdom. Later, we will visit Shwenandaw Kyaung, a traditional modern monastery with carved panels telling the past-life stories of the Buddha. The friendly monks in the monastery will leave you a lifetime memory for your surprise-full Myanmar tours.

Our last stop will be the Mandalay Hill. Atop the hill, Buddha once prophesied that a grand city, that is Mandalay of present day, would rise in the 2400th year of his faith. Taking in a panoramic view of the whole city, you might find yes sometimes prophecy does come true.

Overnight at Hotel in Mandalay

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 : Mandalay-Heho-Pindaya-Inle Lake

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Air Transfer MDL-HEH @ 08:50-09:20 (or) similar

After breakfast, morning transfer to the airport to take the flight to Heho. Arrival at Heho airport the weather is little cold in order to 3858feet higher of sea level. Our representative will wait you with name board first at the arrival lodge. Our guide and driver will wait at the outside of airport as policy of Heho airport.

Then we drive to PINDAYA, which is located 40 km north of AUNGBAN and noted for its extensive limestone caves and picturesque lake. We will be passing through the pa o and Danu villages of Pwehla endless fields of dry cultivated mountain rice and potato. Pindaya cave thousand of Buddha image placed there by pilgrimages over many centuries and paper making and umbrella making home cottage workshops.

In Pindaya, sightseeing, shopping and you will see the Shan people who own fair and soft skin. After that, proceed to Nyaung Shwe the gate way of Inle Lake about 2 hours. On arrival Nyaung Shwe and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at Hotel in Nyaung Shwe

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 : Inle Lake sightseeing

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Inle Lake is often called the “Venice of the East.” Take some time to see the floating gardens and observe the lifestyle of the local people. Watch carefully and you can see boatmen paddle their craft with an oar using their foot.

This morning visit a traditional 5 day market. The 5 day market rotates around the villages and towns of Shan State, where several tribal people in their colorful costume come from the nearby villages to sell their indigenous agricultural products.

Next sightseeing by charter boat on Inle Lake floating village of Heya Ywama and weaving, Padaung tribes (long neck women) silk weaving village which the highlights are the unique and famous leg– rowering, typical floating hundred colorful market; floating garden and fishing method; Visits to Phaung–daw-Oo pagoda; Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, one of the most impressive of the many monasteries on the lake with its 150-200 pillars with elaborate wooden carvings.

Continue visit to Inpawkhon weaving village, own fish farm, fisherman net and cheroot making at Pauk Par village. Return to hotel on the way we pass through the Floating gardens of Hydroponic system (especially tomato, others vegetables. Then back to hotel in Nyaung Shwe

Overnight at Hotel in Nyaung Shwe

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 : Nyaung Shwe-Heho-Yangon departure

Air Transfer HEH-RGN @ 09:05-10:15 (or) similar

This morning, transfer to Heho for a 1.15hrs flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, enjoy your free time until flight out of Myanmar. Today we will say goodbye to you at the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

 

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