Best of Myanmar 7 Days 6 Nights
Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake - YangonDay 01 : Arrival Yangon ( Lunch , Dinner )
Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport welcome by our local guide and transfer to your Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing starts with Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda ( a huge reclining Buddha ), Karaweik Hall, a Royal floating barge on the Royal Lake for a photo stop and late in the afternoon, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda described by Somerset Maugham: â€œThe Shwedagon rose superb, glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city. â€œ This massive bell-shaped stupa rises nearly 100 meters above its hill-top surroundings. Wander through this magnificent structure and its courtyards, stupas, bells, Temples, and Buddha images, and see religious and secular visitors from all parts of the globe, Shwedagon has become the symbol of Myanmar. Enjoy the sunset over the Pagoda, Overnight in Yangon.
Day 02 : Yangon - Bagan ( Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner )
Early morning flight to Bagan. Full day sightseeing tour of Bagan with a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples, such as Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; the Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes; the Ananda Tample, with four huge standing Buddha image and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior and the Shwe Gu Gyi Temple, noted for its fine stucco carvings and panoramic views of the areaâ€™s many monuments. In the afternoon drive by horse - cart to Myinkaba, two km south of Bagan. This village is well known for its lacuerware workshops and has also a number of interesting temples, as Nanpyaya Temple, said to have once been the residence of King Manuha and Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, which has very nice frescoes inside. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 03 : Bagan - Mandalay ( Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner )
Morning flight to Mandalay, the city of the last Myanmar Kings. Upon arrival drive to Amarapura the â€œ City of Immortalsâ€ and visit the 150 year old Mahagandayon monastery, and famous Buddhist learning center. It is home to a thousand monks, who will form a procession as they go to take their noon and final meal of the day. Amarapura was the capital of upper Burma until 1850. As we the custom, most of the important wooden palaces and monasteries were taken down and transported to the new capital in Mandalay, Apart from Pagodas that have survived, the ancient art of silk and cotton weaving, using handlooms, is very much alive and visit U Bein wooden bridge, over 150 years old, which is still in use. In the afternoon visit the Mahamuni Pagoda, originally built by King Bodawpaya in 1784, hosting the revered Mahamuni Image, cast in the 1st Century and Atumashi monastery ( Incomparable Monastery); Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the worldâ€™s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures and finally climb Mandalay Hill for the sunset , Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 04 : Mandalay - Heho - Kalaw ( Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner )
Morning flight to Heho in the Shan state. Upon arrival drive to Kalaw ( appr. 1 hour), a former British colonial town. Kalaw, another hill station as well as peaceful summer resort nestled in pine clad mountains, is 1,400 meters above sea-level. It is located 70 km west of Taunggyi. Many of the Tudor-style houses and English gardens of colonial days remain. In the neighborhood lie villages of Palaung and other hill tribes who come to Kalaw Market held every five days in their colorful costumes, adding to the quiet attraction of Kalaw. Overnight in Kalaw.
Day 05 : Kalaw - Pindaya - Inle ( Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner )
After breakfast drive to Pindaya ( appr. 2 hours drive ), a charming village with its paper umbrella cottage industry. Visit the Pindaya cave, famous for its thousands of Buddha Images and the paper umbrella cottage industry. In the afternoon continue to Nyaung Shwe ( appr. 3 Â½ hours) drive, a small town at the northern end of Inle Lake. From here take a boat for the transfer to your hotel, for check-in and Overnight in Inle.
Day 06 : Inle Lake ( Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner )
Full day excursion on Inle Lake ( 25 km ) famous for its unique one-leg rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and village live and the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda housing five sacred and almost shapeless Buddha images, contorted because of the quantity of applied gold leaf, gifts from the believers. The Buddha images are purported to have come here in the 12th Century. In the agernoon excursion to Indein ( appr. 1 hour drive ) to see the ancient Bagan + Shan style pagodas, built during Bagan Period, passing the beautiful scenery with tall grasses and little water steps. The ruin pagodas, hide in the bushes will give you an impression of you were in the 12th - 13th Centuries ago. Overnight in Inle Lake
Day 07 : Inle - Heho - Yangon (Breakfast)
After breakfast transfer to Heho airport for the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival continue sightseeing of Yangon: Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2000 years, the Mahabandoola Park with itâ€™s Independence Monument and walk around the downtown area and the sprawling Bogyoke Market. Wide streets, orderly town planning and neglected public buildings revive visions of British rule, while busy streets scenes and shimmering pagodas, bursting through a leafy canopy, hint at the rich local culture. Skyscrapers and glaring neon billboards have yet to overtake the capital. Till transfer to Yangon International Airport for you departure flight.