Day 1: Bangkok-Yangon
Arrive at Yangon airport and transfer to hotel. Yangon
is the nation's capital and the gateway to Myanmar.
The numerous shady parks and beautiful lakes have earned
it a reputation as the " Garden City of the East".
Afternoon guided tour include visits to Sule Pagoda,
which enshrines one of Buddha's hairs, the Reclining
Buddha Temple and Scott Market with hundreds of stores.
Then enjoy the sunset at the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda,
one of the world's most spectacular religious monuments.
The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters
above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold.
There are always many Myanmar people praying and making
offerings at the Shwedagon, and it is a fascinating
place to spend time watching the world go by. Shangri-la
Traders Hotel ( L)
Day 2: Yangon- Bagan by air
Early morning transfer to airport for your flight to
Bagan. One of the greatest sights of Asia, Bagan is
not to be missed. More than 2000 temples, pagodas large
and small rises up from the green delta plain. We start
our full day sightseeing with visits to see the golden
stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in
the early 11th century, Ku Byauk Gyi, a temple with
exquisite murals of Jataka scenes, Khay Min Ga Temple
noted for its spectacular panoramic view of the area's
many monuments and Ananda Temple with four huge standing
Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches
around the galleried interior. After a lunch at a local
restaurant, visit a lacquer ware workshop to watch craftsmen
skillfully making this most famous of Bagan handicrafts.
At sunset, climb to the top of one of the monuments
to enjoy magnificent views over Bagan's temples and
Ayeyarwady River. Thiripyitsaya Sakura Hotel(
Day 3: Bagan
Today we have an excursion to the spectacular Mount
Popa. n extinct volcano with its shrine dedicated to
animist spirits, known as "Nats". For the
energetic, time to climb the 777 steps to the shrine
at the top of the peak. Return Bagan in the afternoon,
free at leisure the rest of the day. Thiripyitsaya
Sakura Hotel ( B,L)
Day 4: Bagan- Mandalay by air
Transfer to airport for your morning flight to Mandalay.
We start our full day sightseeing with a drive to the
ancient city of Amarapua. visit Mahagandayon a famous
Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks
live and study, continue to 200-year-old U BEIN teak
bridge, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was
the royal capital. Then drive across Ava Bridge to visit
the picturesque Saga Hill. After lunch at Amarapura
Restaurant, take the local ferry to visit Ava, located
on an island between Ayeyarwady River and Myitnge Rivers.
We will travel by horse carts and pass through the ancient
city walls, and visit a brick and stucco monastery called
Maha Aungmye Bonzan. Time permitting, visit some village
homes to see the local handicrafts, such as silk weaving,
cane mats, alms bowls. Sedona Hotel ( B,L)
Day 5: Mandalay
As the seat of Myanmar's last kingdom, Mandalay remains
an important spiritual center with numerous old monasteries
and unique pagodas. Today we go exploring at the Mahamuni
Pagoda, the Royal Palace and the Mahagandayon Monastery.
In the afternoon, we take a boat trip to Mingun, site
of a brick pagoda towering 50 metres above the Ayeyarwady
River, and home to the world's largest intact bronze
bell. Sedona Hotel ( B,L)
Day 6. Mandalay- Inle Lake
Transfer to airport for the flight to Heho. Upon arrival,
transfer to Nyaungshwe on the edge of Inle Lake and
board boat to the hotel. Afternoon guided boat tour
to the village Maing Thauk. The village visit is particularly
interesting on market day.
Inle Princess Resort (B,L)
Day 7 Inle Lake
Today we embark on a full day tour of the Inle Lake
area- a phtographer's dream, its calm waters are dotted
with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, to which
the scenic high hills provide the perfect backdrop.
Pass endless floating gardens, where fruit and vegetables
are grown. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious
site in southern Shan State, and stop at Nga Phe Kyaung
Monastery which is famous for its "jumping cats".
Inle Princess Resort (B,L)
Day 8 Inle lake- Yangoon
Transfer to airport for our return flight back Yangon.
Time permits, we will drive through the colonial style
buildings in downtown, Chinatown and the Indian Quarters,
take a walk along the Yangon River to see the busy harbor.
Then we conclude our journey with a late afternoon flight
back Bangkok. (B)
Trip Package Price: US
$1590 per person
Guaranteed departure daily with minimum
of two travelers.
Package Price includes:
- Domestic flights within Myanmar
- Round trip air coach Bangkok-Yangon-Bangkok
- Deluxe hotel or best available double occupancy
- Daily western breakfast at hotel, daily lunch
- Comprehensive guided tour in private car with all
* This is a sample itinerary, it can be customised
to meet your interest and schedule.