TOURS PROGRAMS | 19 MAY 16Tour Code PMT/C – 006 Duration 8 days / 7 nights Destinations Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Inle Lake – Yangon Recommended Season The whole year round
Trip Overview : Alongside the magnificent golden Shwedagon Temple and historic colonial buildings in Rangoon (Yangon) there are three “must see” areas for the first time visitor on their holidays to Myanmar: Mandalay – the cultural heart of the country and Bagan – a vast plain filled with beautifully crafted temples and monuments; and Inle Lake where floating villages are home to fishermen and farmers with a way of life little changed from centuries ago. Plus to discover the hidden gems of Mingun, Sagaing and Amapraura,; Three historic ancient Myanmar, would be the most noteworthy sights and experiences of this incredible country.
Tour HighlightsEnjoy a full day sightseeing in Yangon See the 70 metre long reclining Buddha Image Admire the most magnificent Shwedagon pagod Observe the colonial styled buildings in Yangon Visit picturesque Bogyoke Market Visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market Explore temples and visit craft shops Enjoy the sunset over the beautiful corner of Bagan Enjoy a full day sightseeing in Mandalay Cruise on the Ayeyarwaddy river to Mingun Excursion to Sagaing and Amaprapura Enjoy the mystical sunset from U Bein Bridge Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Inle Lake Enjoy the five day colorful market in Inle lake Explore Shweinn Dian Pagodas “Hidden Treasure of Inle lake”
Day 1: Arrival Yangon & sightseeing
You are warmly welcome to Myanmar, Golden Land! Upon arrival at the Yangon International Airport, you will be greeted by our Panoramic Myanmar representative, guide and transferred to your hotel. After check in at your hotel and Introduction about Yangon City through walking around city centre so as to observe Colonial styled buildings , Sule pagoda , Yangon City Hall , Mahabandola park with Independent monument inside and ways of lives in Yangon city..and then lunch break at good local restaurant. In the afternoon, A visit to Huge Reclining Buddha Image in length of 72 meter, well known as Chauk Htet Gyi Pagoda. After than to visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Pagoda for all Myanmar Buddhist People is a must-do where the rest of evening will be spent to observe all religious activities of Myanmar people. After than transfer back to hotel.
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan & Sightseeing ( Byearly morning flight )
Early wakeup is a must to catch the flight to Bagan.Upon arrival to Bagan . Morning sightseeing might include a visit to Nyaung Oo local Market to see rural lives . then the most impressive religious monuments will be first introduced to you with a visit to Shwezigon pagoda which is prototype of later Myanmar stupa since 11th century , Wetgyi Inn Gubyaukgyi with fine mural painting, Sulamuni temple for the beautiful plaster carving. Check in your hotel in the afternoon.Your guide will let you know all the different aspects, architectural styles, and history of each temple visited. After refreshing at your hotel, in the late afternoon, visit Nanphaya temple with sand stone, Manuha temple and Myingaba Gubyaukgyi temple with preserved early 12th century mural painting by UNESCO. Then enjoy the sunset from the ancient pagoda.
Day 3: Bagan Sightseeing
Today you will have the most impression from the beginning of the day from the Dhammarazaka pagoda to enjoy panoramic view of Bagan and different religious monuments built in different architectural styles. Then will explore the local village to see how their living life is and daily work and chatting with local people, participating in their daily life . Afterward learn how to make the Lacquerware which is the main regional products of Bagan. Afternoon the most highlight temple is the Ananda, the masterpiece is architecture with four standing Buddha images in the central core. If time permit, take horse carriage in the small dirt roads where you can get a different viewpoint of the ancient sites to get a real feeling of the desert landscape. This evening you can enjoy a small river cruise on the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River in the sunset time with Run sour. This will provide you with excellent views of the amazing archaeological sites in relax as well as all local people bathing and working along the riverside before sunset
Day 4: Bagan – Mandalay & Sightseeing ( Bymorning flight )
After breakfast transfer to airport to fly to Mandalay. Upon arrival to Mandalay International Airport, drive straight to Mahagandayon, a famous Buddhist monastery which is situated in Amarapura , 11 km away to the south of Mandalay . then visit to a traditional hand-woven silk workshop before proceeding to Bagaya monastery, a compound with a superb collection of Buddha statues. Then experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay including a major arts and crafts center. A visit to tapestry craftsmen’s shop and marble stone carving before the most revered religious monuments in Myanmar, Mahamuni pagoda. Check in your hotel after that lunch break at local restaurant. Afternoon sightseeing starts with a visit Golden Palace Monastery, which was the remaining original royal apartment of Mandalay Palace, then excursion to Kuthodaw pagoda known as the world’s largest book due to 729 marble slab erected in pagoda compound before proceeding to Mandalay hill to enjoy the panoramic view of Mandalay city during sunset.
Day 5: Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing – Amarapura – Mandalay
After breakfast , transfer to jetty to one hour boat ride to Mingun along upstream Ayeyarwaddy river. Touring around Mingun areas including Mingun pagoda, Unfinished Religious Monument in height of 50 meter. And the world’s largest bell in weight of 90 tons and Hsinbyume Pagoda which is archeologically unique among religious monuments in Myanmar. And then stream down to Mandalay and lunch at local restaurant.. After lunch visit to Shwe Inn Bin monastery which was build of teak wood completely in early 20 century and stop b Shwe Kyatyat to take a photo of Sagaing hill and then drive straight to Sagaing where about 5oo monasteries and 200 nunneries as a retreat for Buddhist devotees are built all over Sagaing hill. Viewing from Sagaing hill over the Ayerwaddy river. Then continue to 200-year-old U Bein bridge, built in 1782 . and U Bein bridge is one of the interesting spot for mystical sunset. Enjoy sunset from U Bein Bridge. Then drive back to hotel.
Day 6: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake ( By morning flight)
After breakfast transfer to airport to catch the flight to Heho. Upon arrival to Heho airport, directly proceed to Inle lake which takes about 1 hour to reach to the Inle lake by driving through the lush green Shan Hill and fascinating landscapes along the road. On the way to Inle lake, stop by the traditional umbrella workshop to observe the way of making Shan paper and umbrella traditionally moreover one more stop by the most impressive wooden monastery with oval shaped window popularly known as Shweyan Pyay Monastery and then transfer to jetty to take a boat ride for excursion around Inle lake Visit floating gardens, floating villages, Nga Phe Chaung monastery, Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda – the most venerable pagoda on the lake, Inn Paw Khone hand weaving village, etc. Transfer to the hotel & check in. Overnight stay in Inle Lake.
Day 7: Inle sightseeing
After breakfast , morning excursion to Five day market to see hill tribes in their traditional costumes, all interesting activities of sellers and buyers at five day market.Then excursion to Shwe Inn Dain to the western off shore of the lake by boat along the canal. Shwe Inn Dain is treasure of historical heritage with the one thousand over pagodas on the small hill lock. After that lunch break,. Visit to Silk and Lotus weaving workshop and hand rolled cigar workshop before the sun is completely down then drive back to hotel. Over night stay in hotel in Inle lake.
Day 8: Inle – Heho – Yangon – Departure ( By morning light )
In early morning , transfer to jetty from hotel by boat and then drive to Heho airport to fly back to Yangon. . visit Bogyoke Market for the memorable souvenirs that comes from all over the country for your closed friends. And experience the memory recall of colonial time at Strand hotel built in 1896, by drinking Tea, Coffee, Dagon draught beer. Refreshing memory of all pleasant moments of the trip with your local guide and enjoy the unforgettable moments of your trip to the last minute of your stay in Myanmar , then see you off at Yangon International Airport.