Day 1: Arrive Yangon (No Meals)Arrive in Yangon and transfer to hotel. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is still a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one of the most fascinating and authentic capitals of South-East Asia. Transfer to hotel for check in. Free at leisure.
Day 2: Yangon City Tour (B/L/D)After breakfast at hotel, proceed to Yangon City Tour. Starting with a visit to the Sule Pagoda followed by a walk through downtown Yangon, passing the Indian Quarter. Visit the National Museum and stroll through the Bogyoke Market for some shopping. Later you will watch the sun set at the sacred Shwedagon Pagoda, which is said to hold strands of Buddha's hair. Lunch and dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 3: Fly from Yangon to Bagan (B/D)Fly to the ancient city of Bagan, home to over 3,000 temples. Visit Nyaung U Market followed by the Shwezigon Pagoda, said to enshrine Buddha's tooth, and the Htilominlo and Thatbyinnyu temples. Later, travel through the countryside to Minnathu Village. Experience local cuisine during lunch and dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 4: Bagan to Mt. Popa (B/L/D)Travel to mysterious Mt. Popa, stopping along the way at a village to learn how palm sugar is produced. At Mt. Popa you will climb to the temple located at the top of Taung Kalat. Drive back to Bagan and visit Manuha, Nanpaya, Gubyaukgyi and Shwe San Daw temples. Lunch and dinner will be served in a local restaurant.
Day 5: Fly from Bagan to Mandalay (B/D)Fly to Mandalay and drive to Amarapura to visit Mahaghandayon Monastery and U Bein Bridge. Travel to Ava where you will board a horse-drawn carriage to visit Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace. Later, explore Sagaing Hill and its white pagodas and monasteries. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 6: Whole day Mandalay Tour (B/L/D)Transfer to the jetty this morning and board a boat to Mingun, where you will see Mantara Pagoda. Return to Mandalay and visit Mahamuni Pagoda, Kuthodaw Pagoda and Golden Palace Monastery. Watch the sunset from the top of Mandalay Hill. Lunch and dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 7: Fly from Mandalay to Nyaung Shwe (Inle Lake) to Kalaw (B/D)After breakfast fly to Heho and enjoy scenic drive to Pindaya. Pindaya to see the Pindaya Caves. Visit a home-run umbrella and mulberry paper production business. Drive back to Kalaw. Continue to the former British hill station of Kalaw to see the Pinmagon Monastery, the King Church and wander through the town and local market. Overnight in Kalaw and dinner at the hotel.
Day 8: Nyaung Shwe, Inle Lake (B/L/D)After breakfast, continue to Nyaung Shwe and travel by boat to your hotel located on Inle Lake. Take a boat trip on the sprawling Inle Lake this morning and observe the beautiful surroundings and Continue to see the floating gardens, built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. There are also floating villages like Ywama, the lake downtown, where a floating market is held every five days. The Intha people, a tribe of Mon descent, mostly inhabit the lakeshores and floating villages. In the afternoon, continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the weaving village of Inpawkhon and the jumping cat monastery. Check in hotel. Overnight in Inle Lake and dinner at the hotel.
Day 9: Inle Lake - Indein (B/L/D)After breakfast, transfer by motorboat to In Dein, an off-the-beaten-track site in the south of the lake. From Ywama, the boat leaves the lake and enters a narrow canal leading to a small Pa O tribe village. From the market place of the village, follow an old covered path to a 13th century monastery and the very impressive ruins of hundreds of ancient pagodas, some hidden in the vegetation. The main stupa-area on the top of the hill offers breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains and down to the valley and the lake in the far distance. Return to the lake and transfer back to hotel in the afternoon. Overnight in Inle Lake. Lunch and dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 10: Fly back to Yangon (B/D)Return to Nyaung Shwe by boat and transfer to Heho airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, visit Gaba Aye Pagoda, Mahapasana Cave, Botataung Pagoda and Nanthida Jetty. This evening wander through Chinatown and the night market. Lunch and dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 11: Depart Yangon (B)Enjoy the morning free at your leisure before you are transferred to Yangon airport to board your return flight.
** Per Person rates in USD
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Term & ConditionsRates are applicable to minimum of 2 persons, unless specified. Valid to ALL Markets.
Validity Period: until 30 Oct 2014
Not included in the package: any beverages, tipping (approx. USD3-5 per day per person), Optional tours or other tours not mentioned in the itinerary, Camera and Video fee at sightseeing point, Personal expenses and travel insurance, any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
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