CLASSIC MYANMAR12DAYS / 11 NIGHTS PROGRAM Yangon Bagan Mandalay Inle Kalaw Yangon
Visit last Asia’s frontier, an ancient and mysterious Myanmar. This fascinating country is home to endless natural beauty and impressive architecture.
During the trip you will visit:
- Yangon (2 days)
- Bagan (3 days)
- Mandalay (3 days)
- Inle (2 days)
- Kalaw (1 day)
- Yangon – Departure (1day)
Arrive at Yangon International airport and warmly welcomed by our local tour guide. Transfer to hotel for relaxation.
In the afternoon, walk on heritage line of Yangon where there are many colonial buildings around Sule Pagoda in downtown area.
In the evening, visit the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda, gleaming in Gold and decorated with diamonds, is a spectacular work of architecture and proportional beauty.
Morning visit Botataung Pagoda, a famous landmark on Yangon’s waterfront, a harbor area around the Pagoda where the boats leave for the nearby villages and then proceed to Chaukhtetkyi Pagoda which is a huge reclining Buddha image.
In the afternoon, visit Scott Market, where is a collection of local handicrafts, tapestry, clothes and etc,
In the evening, visit Chinese temple and walk around the china town which is crowded with road-side stalls.
Transfer to airport for flight to Bagan. Bagan is a place of about 2000 ancient temples and pagodas which are in different sizes and in a bewildering variety of shapes. For those who come to Myanmar, it will not be a perfect trip without visiting to Bagan. Visit Nyaung Oo Market, beautiful Shwezigon pagoda, and Htilominlo Temple.
In the afternoon, visit lacquer work shop, Manuha Temple, built in Mon style in 1059 and Nanphaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument.
In the evening, enjoy the sunset boat along Ayeyarwaddy River.
Morning drive to Popa, an extinct volcano. En route, stop at Palm Juice shop and see the progress of Palm Juice and Jaggery. Arrive at the foot of the Mt. Popa (pedestal hill), walk up to the top of the mountain, there are monasteries and pagodas in different style.
Then, return to Bagan.
Afternoon visit in Bagan includes Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek cross and Ananda Okkyaung, a brick monastery with 18th Century mural paintings.
Transfer to airport for flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival Mandalay, transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon, visit Shwe Kyaung (Golden Palace) Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carving, Kuthodaw Pagoda, the World’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures and enjoy the sunset at the Mandalay Hill, advantaged point for a panoramic view of the city.
Then, enjoy marionette show in Mandalay.
In the morning, visit venerable Mahamuni Pagoda and Myanmar traditional handicraft workshops such as marble works, wood carving, gold leaf and tapestry works. Continue to visit Mahagandaryone Monastery where thousands of monks study and live.
Then, visit Jade Market and Shwe Inn Bin Teak Monastery.
Morning drive to Ava and visit by horse carriage. Tour highlights include Bargayar Monastery, Maha Aung Myay Bone Zan Monastery and Nan Myint Watch Tower. Then continue to Sagaing by driving over Inwa(Ava) Bridge across the Ayeyarwaddy river. Tour sightseeing includes; Ywahtaung village, Kaungmudaw, enormous solid dome shaped pagoda, and picturesque Sagaing Hill, a retreat for Buddhist devotees with numerous pagodas and monasteries.
Enjoy the sunset at 1.2km long U Bein wooden Bridge.
Transfer to airport for flight to Heho. Upon arrival at Heho airport, drive to Red Mountain Wineyard near Nyaung Shwe to taste the best wine in Inle. After that, drive to Nyaung Shwe jetty and take a boat to transfer to the hotel in Inle.
Take the boat excursion along a small canal leading up to the village of Inn Dein and visit Shwe Indein Pagodas. After that visit Ywama village to visit its silver smith workshop, Nga Phe Kyaung village to visit its floating garden and teak monastery containing 16th and 17th century Lacquer Buddha Images. Then, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Inn Phaw Khone village where traditional silk weaving is produced and Nam Pan village with cigar making works and blacksmith works.
In the morning, drive to Kalaw, a former British hill station and enjoy the half day light trekking to the villages around Kalaw.
Visit Kalaw morning market which will give you the insight how morning market of Shan people is.
In the afternoon, transfer to Heho airport for flight to Yangon.
The whole day until your departure flight is dedicated as your own relaxation.
Tour cost includes
- Accommodation in Twin/Double sharing room with breakfast
- Meals as per mentioned program
- Air conditioned car
- Domestic flights
- Private boat excursion in Inle & Ava ferry boat
- Sunset boat in Bagan
- Marionette show in Mandalay & Wine testing in Red Mountain Wineyard
- Entrance Fees as per mentioned program
- English speaking station guides in each region
- 2 bottles of Drinking water and 2 pieces of snow towel daily
Tour cost not includes
- Unlisted Meals
- Video and Camera Charges
- International Flights
- Personal Expenses and drinks
- Insurance (Medical, Travel, Personal Belongings
- Christmas & New Year special Gala Dinner
- Any other services are not available in this (specific) tour package, which are not stated in services inclusive
Regarding accommodation, it can be upgraded depending on your budget. We are working with numbers of good quality hotels ranging from 2* up to 5* Deluxe. Tourism in Myanmar has increased considerably in the past year and there could be a great shortage of hotels in most cities if the traveling period falls on high season (Oct~Mar). We will try our best to allocate best available hotels matching with your desired category.