Gems of High Destination ( 5 Days /4 Nights)
It is designed to see Myanmar in short time .It would be most appropriate to travelers who could not spend many days in Myanmar Although short time, it covers the most essential cultural sites in Myanmar .
Yangon – Bagan – Inle
Day 1 – Arrival at Yangon
Arrival at Yangon International Airport .You are warmly welcomed by local Myanmar smiling guide with your name .Then you will be brought to Yangon Down town . First hotel check in will be up to arrival time at the airport .Normally, rooms are ready to occupy after 12 pm. Firstly, Check- in the hotel to refresh yourself after the long trip of flight .Then start the visit.
Yangon is the ancient capital of Myanmar from 1885 till 2010 when government officially inaugurated Nay Pyi Taw as a capital .regarding to history, Yangon used to be a small fishing village of Mons and annexed by the Myanmar King in 1775 and named as Yangon meaning ‘The end of wars “ .In 1885, British government established their British Government capital in Yangon and it became Capital of Myanmar.
Actually it is bustling city with high density of population (5 million people) and always active. Yangon China colonial Town with majestic British Government administrative building still stand for the grandeur of Colonial Time.
Start the visit with colonial town first. Starting from “ Maha Bandula “park which is situated at the center of Yangon Down Town , you walk in the city passing through the Yangon City hall ,High court , Banks , Myanmar Port Authority , the First five star Strand hotel ,till the Post Office .That walk allow you to be in touch with local people and admire the impressive colonial buildings in different architecture.
Then, you remeet your private car to proceed to China Town. Chinese quarters are situated side by side with the Indians quarters. It is also interesting to discover Myanmar Chinese culture in that quarter .Visit Chinese Buddhist Temple walk up to busy market area.
Then you continue to visit the Scott Market which is the biggest handy craft market in Myanmar and the best place to shop.
After market, lunch at local restaurant and head to Reclining Buddha called Chauk Htet Gyi . Then terminate your visit at the majestic and holiest Shwe Dagon Pagoda being considered as the most beautiful stupa in the world at sunset time exploring the Myanmar Buddhist rituals around the Pagoda .Night at Hotel.
Day 2 – Yangon – Bagan( Flight )
You have no time to have Breakfast at the hotel because flight check is around 6 am in the morning .Depart from the hotel 30 minutes earlier than the check in time for travel time to domestic airport.
Flight time is one hour approximately. Your guide transfers you to the airport. Then take domestic flight alone yourself. Upon arrival to the Bagan domestic airport, you are welcomed by Bagan local guide and car. Then start the tour in Bagan with the local colorful market.
Bagan is the most beautiful archeological site in Myanmar with over 3000 temples .It was the capital of first Myanmar Dynasty and one of the biggest archeological site in Asia .Even though it is so famous with high rooted history and highly touristic city, it is actually a small country town with small number of population and less traffic than Yangon.
After the Market, you are headed to the holiest Shwezi Gone Pagoda with Buddha Tooth relic of 11 century.
Then, lunch Break at local restaurant.
After lunch, visit the Lacquer ware lacal factory.
Then see the other prominent pagodas in Bagan such as Htilomin lo Temple which is known for its beautiful stucco carving and smartest two floored temple building , Ananda temple which is the master piece in temple architecture , Dhammyan Gyi Temple ,the biggest temple in Bagan with the Pyramidal shape and a small Gyu Pyauk Gyi temple with ancient mural painting . After that , you take a local horse cart ride among the temple to explore the beauty of sites dotted with temples in different sizes your visit terminates at the sunset point to enjoy last sunrays falling over the temples of Bagan.Over night at hotel.
Day 3 Bagan –Popa – Inle
After breakfast at the hotel, you leave from the hotel with your languages to visit Mt Popa, the highest mount on the plain of Bagan and head for the Inle Lake by evening flight.
Popa is an extinct volcano in the plain of Myanmar with the almost 1500 meters elevation above the sea level. It is holy place and principle abode of Myanmar Spirists locally called ‘Nats “ , ancients reginal guardians . They are still slive in the heart of the people and ritually celebrate their festivals in all parts of Myanmar.
Hence Popa is highly venerated and visited by Nats’ devotees every December .Occasionally they celebrate some of their venerable Nats ‘festivals at Mount Popa with the help of Spirits Mediums to master the events.
It is situated at 30 miles ( 60 kilometers ) to the east of Bagan .Driving time is approximately one hour . On the half way , you stop at today palm sweet manufacturing farmer family .Today palm tree is vital to the local population in that region not only to get sweet but also to have raw material to build their house .They also make palm liquor and distillery of rice alcohol .
After that , head towards Mount Popa for 35 minutes by car . You can visit the Nats’shrine at the foof of the Mount Popa and if you are enough sportive ,you can ascend the Mount by taking 777 covered steps for two way trip up and down .
Lunch at Pop Resort hotel with nice view (expensive, but it is worth to pay for it for the splendid view) or local restaurant in the Popa Town .
After lunch ,haed back to Bagan and go to Bagan airport directly to take domestic evening flight for Heho Airport to maove to Inle Lake .
One hour flight for heho . Upon arrival in late evening at Heho airport .you are welcomed by the Inle local guide and car .Then proceed to Inle lake . Installation at the hotel and Over night at the hotel.
Day 4 Inle
After your break fast , embord on the local Inle boat to start your visit in the Inle lakew with your local Guide .Start your visit with the local five day color ful market where you can see different mountain living around Inle lake and Shan State such as Intha (Inle lake people ).Pa O called black Karen or Mountain Karen , Shans and Taung Yoe People all together and their
Inle Lake is the second biggest lake in Myanmar the biggest lake Inn daw gyi in Kachin State in the northern part of Myanmar. It is very well known not only to Myanmar but also to the world as the lake with unique way of life living on the water. People called Inthas have settled in the villages built on the long stilts since many centuries years ago living on the flotting agriculture on the man-made Islands, a kind of grass rafts.
Villages are at the center of the lake, Hence one hour in local boat to acess to villages of Iake . Then continue to explore villages and start the visit with jumping cats monastery surrounded by flotting Tomatoe garden in the Nga Phe Chaung village, the tomatos cultivation on the water by boat and see the village “ Kay Lar “ and people way of life on the water .
Then visit , Phaung Taw U pagoda built by king Alaung Si Thu and its holy five Buddhas of this world curved in the scented wood .This pagoda is one of the high pilgrimage sites in Myanmar and its festival is held annually in October .
In late afternoon , visit the very famous silk and lotus flower fabric weaving family , traditional Cheroot manufacturer , local boat carpenter , silver smith work shop and Karen family know as Long neck Karen women . Back to hotel and over night at the hotel.
Day 5 Indain – Inle - Heho – Yangon
After your breakfast ,Check out the hotel with your languages .Then head back to Inle Lake to expore another part of Inle Lake .Visit the Indain Pagoda .
In dain Pagoda is situated by the Pa O villages called Indain on the hill top of the westen bank of Inle Lake .It is historically built by the King ASOKA ,Indian emperor of 4 centaury ,and renovated frequently by successive Bagan Kings and Shan Kings .Trip to the pagoda site is very enjoyable boating on the small ,narrow stream flowing down from the pagoda into the lake .Some part of the boat trip along on the stream passing over the bamboo dams to control the water flow into the lake make the boast trip more fascinating .
The combination of the bamboo forest environment with Pa O people in their traditional costume around the pagoda and ancient pagodas site with over 1000 ruined pagodas reflects real authenticity of nature and unspoiled culture.
After visit, lunch at nearby restaurant or restaurant in the inle village .
Then head to the Boat jetty .Then take your private car to head on toward Heho Airport. On the way you can visit the traditional Umbrella Factory in the 20 minutes drive from the Airport in Heho city.
Then check in the flight .One hour flight from Heho to Yangon .Arrive late at the Yangon Domestic Air port .You ae welcomed by our Yangon guide and car to transfer you to Yangon International Airport nearby. Then wait for the International departure at the airport .
Our Service ends here.
Safe flight and all the best.
- Hotels for 4 nights
- Full Day Guide Service
- Full Day car Service
- Horse cart in Bagan
- All Entrances fees of sites mentioned in the program(Shwe Dagon Pagoda , Bagan archeological site fee , Inle Lakesite fees )
- mineral water bottle and fresh towers
Service not included
- Lunch /dinners
- Personal expenses
- Tips for Guides and car drivers
- Entrances fees for sites not mentioned in the itinerary