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YANGON-BAGAN-MANDALAY-AVA-SAGAING-HEHO-LAKE INLE 08days/07nights

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN YANGON with morning flight (L/D)

On Arrival at Mingalardon International airport, you are welcomed and greeted by your guide and transfer to your hotel. On the way to hotel, we stop at Kyauktawgyi Pagoda (known as Lawka Chanthar Abarya Labamuni Buddha) carved from the one piece of white marble rock. After check-in at the hotel, visit Yangon Zoological Gardens established in 1901 and covering an area of 58.16 acres in downtown. Lunch at local restaurant, in the afternoon, your visit begins with Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see a huge reclining Buddha image and Shwedagon Pagoda, famous worldwide - its golden stupa is the 'heart' of Buddhist Myanmar.  The Pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues.  There are always many Myanmar people praying and making offerings at Shwedagon. Enjoy the sunset from Singuttra Hill.

Dinner at local restaurant, Accommodation in Yangon

 

DAY 2: YANGON-BAGAN (B/L/D)

After breakfast, transfer to Yangon Airport for your flight to Bagan

Bagan (also spelled Pagan), the capital of the first Burma Empire and one of the richest archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River, is home to the largest area of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. The shape and construction of each building is highly significant in Buddhism with each component part taking on spiritual meaning.  Bagan flowered from 1057 to 1287, when it was overrun by the west-moving Kublai Khan” Upon arrival, begin your full-day Bagan sightseeing tour with a visit to explore the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda, which is Bagan's most important reliquary shrine – look out for images of the 37 'nats' housed in a small hall.  Then, visit 12th Century frescoes adorning the corridors of the 'Cave' Temple King Kyansittha (AD 1084-1112), the second king of fame in the Bagan Dynasty.  Next stop is Htilominlo, the last ‘Burmese style temple with old murals and friezes. Continue to Ananda Temple, a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, and the adjacent brick monastery from the Early Bagan era with well-preserved murals. Lunch at local restaurant, in the afternoon, have a horse cart tour through Tharaba Gateway, Shwegugyi Temple which means the temple of ‘Golden Cave’ located in front of the royal palace and Thatbyinnyu Temple at the tallest temple measuring 61 meters and dating from 1144, where you can make a stop for taking a photo. Enjoy the magnificent sunset from one of the open terraces of Bagan Temples. Dinner at local restaurant, Accommodation in Bagan

 

DAY 3: BAGAN (B/L/D)

After breakfast at the hotel, your tour begins with a visit to Nyaung U Market where you have a chance to buy the local goods before continuing your tour to Mingalazedi, the last of the large Pagodas built in the 13th Century, representing the pinnacle of Bamar pagoda architecture.  Continue to the Myinkaba area and Gubyaukgyi Temple, with its fine stuccowork.  Visit Nanpaya Temple, built in the Mon style with intricate stone carvings, and said once to have been Manuha's residence.  See the four Buddha images in Manuha Pagoda and then stop at Myazedi Stupa to see Myanmar's "Rosetta Stone", bearing inscriptions written in four languages. Lunch at local restaurant

In the afternoon, visit Minanthu village which is famous for its mural paintings and make a stop at lacquer ware factory to watch craftsmen skillfully making this most famous of Bagan handicrafts before heading to the bank of Irrawaddy River for a sunset boat ride to have a splendid view of Irrawaddy River and Bagan Temples. Dinner at local restaurant, Accommodation in Bagan

 

DAY 4: BAGAN-MANDALAY (B/L/D)

After breakfast, transfer to Bagan Airport for a flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, your visit begins with Mahamuni Pagoda, home to Mandalay's holiest Buddha statue.  Stop to see stone carving and explore the making of gold leaf being beaten into wafer thin pieces. Lunch at localrestaurant

In the afternoon, continue your visit to Shwenandaw Monastery, an ancient wooden building with intricate carvings, which was once King Mindon's home. Then, visit the 'world’s largest book', being the Buddhist Scriptures inscribed on marble slabs, at Kuthodaw Pagoda and Kyaukdawgyi Pagoda to see a large Buddha statue carved out of a single block of local marble. Go ahead to the foot of Mandalay Hill and then drive up to the hill to enjoy spectacular views at sunset from Mandalay Hill. (Note: Take an open air truck to drive up to the hill for a group of 07 persons and above.) Dinner at local restaurant, Accommodation in Mandalay

 

DAY 5: MANDALAY-AMARAPURA-AVA-SAGAING-MANDALAY (B/L/D)

After breakfast, your journey begins with Mahagandayone monastery, which is famous for its strict training of the young monks in the study of Buddhist texts, to explore how the monks gather their daily meals offering from the local Buddhists. Then, continue to U Bein bridge built across lake Thaungthaman, a teak wooden bridge over 100-year old. Then, have a local ferry ride to Ava, the capital of Myanmar from 1364-1841. On arrival, visit Maha Aungmyae Bonzan monastery, a Buddhist monastery built by the wife of King Bodawpaya in 1818, and then take a horse cart ride around Ava. Lunch at local restaurant

In the afternoon, cross over the bridge to visit Sagaing, which is perhaps the living center of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today.  Hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. Your visits include U Min Thoneze Pagoda or Thirty-cave pagoda, Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda and Kaungmudaw Pagoda. Return to Mandalay and transfer to your hotel. Dinner at local restaurant, Accommodation in Mandalay

 

DAY 6: MANDALAY-HEHO-LAKE INLE (B/L/D)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for a flight to Heho. Upon arrival, have one hour scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe located on the edge of Lake Inle. On the way to Nyaung Shwe, visit Shwe Yan Pyay monastery. When arrive on the edge of Lake Inle, board a private local boat. During the boat trip on Inle Lake – a photographer's dream, its calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, to which scenic high hills provide the perfect backdrop.  Pass the endless of floating gardens, where fruit and vegetables are grown. A snarl of lake silt and weed produces, after about 50 years, a thick layer of humus that can then be turned into a floating vegetable or flower garden buoyant enough to support a human's weight for a brief time.  The Inthas tend their lake gardens from long, banana-shaped boats, and row standing up, with one leg wrapped around the oar, leaving both hands free to fish or maneuver the nets. Visit Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, which is famous for its "jumping cats”. Continue your visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State. Lunch at local restaurant

In the afternoon, explore traditional handicrafts - silk weaving on wooden handlooms near In Paw Khone and a blacksmith workshop. If time permits, stroll near a lakeside village to explore the lives of Intha. Dinner at local restaurant, Accommodation on Lake Inle

 

DAY 7: INDEIN-HEHO-YANGON (B/L/D)

After breakfast, visit the floating market which location puts in a 05-day rhythmic play around the lake. (Note: This 05-Day rhythmic market will not be open on Full Moon Day and No Moon Day) Then, continue to Indein, one of the small villages of Lake Inle located on the western bank of the lake. After passing Nge Phe Chaung monastery, the boat will turn down to the narrow creek and you will find the seasonal fields on both sides of the creek. Explore the ancient ruined pagodas and take a short ramble around the Pa-Oh village at Indein. Lunch at local restaurant

In the afternoon, transfer back to Lake Inle and transfer to the Heho airport for a flight to Yangon. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant, Accommodation in Yangon

 

DAY 8: YANGON DEPARTURE with afternoon flight (B/L)

After breakfast, drive to the colonial style buildings downtown and visit Botathaung Pagoda, located close to Yangon River and said to contain Buddha relics. After that, have a stop near Sule Pagoda to take a photo. Then, look around the bustling China Town and India Town to explore the lifestyle of the city dwellers and do shopping at visit Bogyoke (Scott) Market (closed on Monday and Public Holidays) to see Myanmar's wide range of handicrafts.

Lunch at local restaurant, in the afternoon, transfer to the International airport for your outward flight

 

Services included:

-Accommodation based on twin sharing with daily breakfast

-Entrance are mention 

-English speaking guide

-Full land transportation

-04 domestic flights RGN-NYU-MDL-HEH-RGN with Air Bagan, Air Mandalay, KBZ Air or Asian Wings

-Private local boat for Lake Inle Excursion

-A Horse-cart tour Bagan

-A Horse-cart tour in Ava

-A ferry ride for Ava excursion

-Meals as mention in itinerary