- See Myanmar's diverse culture
- Cruise down the Irrawaddy River
- Cycle through the temple plain of Bagan and Trek to the hill tribe villages
- Experience to spend a night at a Buddhist Monastery
Mingalar Bar! You will be welcomed by our Guide at Airport and transferred to hotel.
Start your Sightseeing of Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon. City Tour including the massive reclining Buddha at Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda; the peaceful Kandawgyi Park with its glittering royal barge, before visiting Sacred Shwedagon Pagoda.
Stay overnight in Yangon.
This morning transfer to the Jetty to board a ferry across the Yangon river to Dhala. The 15 minute ferry ride offers great views of the waterways as well as opportunity to interact with crious locals. Upon reaching Dhala, take local trishaw through the town. Visit local market with colorful wares and friendly people. Sail back to Yangon and enjoy a city tour which is filled with various historical buildings. Visit to the Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market) which has over 2000 shops and the largest selection of Myanmar handicrafts and souvenirs.
Later in the afternoon it's time to head to the station and get on your sleeper train to Mandalay.
Overnight on train.
Arrive Mandalay in the morning and check in hotel.
In the afternoon start your Mandalay City tour, with as highlights of our visit to the Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery – noted for its exquisite woodcarvings, gold leaf beating workshop and Kuthodaw Pagoda – known for containing the world’s largest book and conclude the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill to watch the sunset and the panoramic view of the city.
Overnight stay in Mandalay.
Today full day tour of deserted cities around Mandalay: Amarapura, Inwa, & Sagaing.
After breakfast, Start your sightseeing to the holy Sagaing Hill, the hub of Buddhism in Myanmar. Take time to visit Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thone Sae Pagodas as well as clay pot making and nunnery to learn the daily life of Buddhist nuns.
Next visit is Ava, a grand imperial capital left to fall into magnificent ruin.The city is now a rural area where livestock graze and farmers raise crops amidst the remains of pagodas, palace towers, monasteries, and massive city walls that once formed the outline of a seated lion. The day comes to a close with a visit to Amarapura, known as the City of Immortality. Enjoy sunset at U Bein, the world’s longest teak bridge stretching close to 1200 meters across Taungthaman Lake.
Stay overnight in Mandalay.
Today we will travel to Bagan by boat along the legendary river “The Irrawaddy”. This river is country's economic lifeblood and inseparable from Burmese spiritual life. In the early morning (5 am), check out hotel and transfer to the jetty.
At around 6:00 am, start to cast off from Bagan. Breakfast and Lunch will be served on the board. Along the journey, you will fascinate to observe the local life on the river, little fishing boats and makeshift home rafts . The boat trip is smooth and you can sleep on the way, and refill your energy which you will need while your stay in Bagan. Arrive Bagan Jetty in the evening and transfer to hotel.
Stay overnight in Bagan.
Today is thecomprehensive tour of Bagan, one of Myanmar’s premier historical and cultural centres, home to more than 2,000 temples and pagodas ! Our tour includes shrines such as Ananda, Htilominlo, Thatbyinnyu, Dhammayangyi, Sulamani, and Shwezigon Pagoda, plus secular sights such as Nyaung U market and traditional workshops. Complete the day by watching an unforgettable sunset over the plains from hill. Stay overnight at Bagan.
Continue your Bagan exploration with a mix of villages, the less visited temples and landscapes. Enjoy a relaxing horse cart ride through the less visited temple area, winding your way along the roads past dozens of monuments. Stop as you wish to take photos or explore the temples.
Optional : Explore the wonders of Bagan with biking tour. We’ll cycle beyond the main sites, traversing smaller paths and crossing through local villages. You will pass through the less visited temple area, winding your way along the roads past dozens of monuments. Stop as you wish to take photos or explore the temples. Stay overnight in Bagan.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be transferred to the bus station for a daytime bus leaving to Kalaw. In the late afternoon arrive to Kalaw, an old hill station with a laid back atmosphere, refreshing climate and scenic views. Many of Kalaw’s original colonial-era buildings remain, and it is also known as Myanmar’s trekking mecca.
Time to stretch your legs and overnight in kalaw.
Start the day with breakfast to fuel up for today trekking. Trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake is not a difficult trek but does require you to be at least moderately fit. Depending on your group, you will be trekking between six to eight hours, covering up to 23 km a day.During the trek you will pass over gorgeous scenery beauty of forest capped hills, through the vegetable farms such as rice paddies, chilli fields. Also, have an opportunity to take a peek into village life of various indigenous tribes in Myanmar. After 3 to 4 hours of trekking we will have freshly prepared lunch, which you can enjoy whilst looking across to the mountains at mesmerizing view. After lunch we will walk further, have a tea stop at the train station and finish the trekking day with the homestay or Monestery at the tribal Village.
Non-trekking option: For those who are not able or interested in joining the trek, you will spend an additional night in Kalaw (where there is lots to explore) and travel by train to Inle Lake the next day to meet the trekkers in Nyuang Shwe.
Don’t worry. We will provide a local guide, who will travel with you.
It is less up hill and more downhill on the second day. At sunrise, we will start the day with a trek to Inle lake, passing by some local tribe Villages. Along the way we meet with local people working hard in the fields of garlic and rice harvest. Visit a family home and have tea together. After four and half or five hours walk, we arrive to an Intha Tribe village in the western shore of Inle lake. Lunch at a small restaurant in the bamboo forest After lunch walk ten minutes to the jetty to take the boat to your hotel in Inle.
Stay overnight on Inle Lake.
Full-day tour of beautiful Inle Lake which is referred as the Venice of Asia, featuring stilt houses and villages, floating gardens, fishermen using ancient techniques such as leg-rowing, and, on the shores, workshops of traditional artisans, e.g. weavers and cigar-makers. We will visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Nga Phe Chaung Monastery and the local family workshops which feature silversmiths, cheroot making, and weaving by the ‘Ring-neck ladies’.
After lunch, continue your exploration to the western banks of the lake and travel down a small canal to Indein – a Pa-Oh village which is known for its stupa-covered hill with 1,054 stupas constructed between the 17th and the 18th centuries. Spend time exploring Indein on foot, strolling around the village, visiting a local school and making your way to the top of the hill where you can wander amid the weather-beaten stupas and enjoy magnificent views of the lake below. Stay overnight on Inle Lake.
This morning transfer by road to Heho for your onward flight to Yangon and connect your Int’l Flight at the airport.
- 85% charge for a child with extra bed
- 70% charge for a child without extra bed
PASSPORT & VISA
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Most nationalities require a tourist visa in advance to visit Myanmar. E-Visas are available for most nationalities via the Government.
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Days : 12 | Nights : 11
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