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Best Myanmar Discovery Tour

Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights

Overview

Best Myanmar discovery tour is designed to cover up most highlighted four cultural destinations which are Bagan, Inle lake, Yangon together with an interesting Pindaya town which is famous for its beautiful landscape. During the tour, you will explore essential cultural heritages with fun activities such as e-bike ride and sunset boat ride to be more fun. With this tour, you will definitely discover culture, architecture, arts, crafts, life styles of different tribes of Myanmar in its best.

Trip Profile

Arrival at Mandalay

Departure at Yangon

All inclusive tour /All seasons

Mandalay – Yangon – Bagan – Inle Lake – Pindaya – Mt Popa

Day 1 Arrive at Manalay – Mandalay City Tour
Day 2 Mandalay – Minguin –Innwa -Sagaing
Day 3 Mandalay – Mt Popa - Bagan
Day 4 Bagan
Day 5 Bagan by E-bike
Day 6 Bagan - Pindaya
Day 7 Pindaya – Inle Lake
Day 8 Inle lake
Day 9 Inle lake - Yangon
Day 10 Departure

Highlights

  • Visiting Last Royal Palace City “Mandalay “ and other former old capitals with beautiful wood monasteries and old ruins of palaces
  • Enjoying sunset from very charming over hundred year old wooden bridge U Bein
  • Cruising on the river Ayeyarwaddy with local cruise and visiting Minguin village where there is biggest bell of Myanmar
  • Discovering arts and crafts with lotus flower fabric
  • Exploring the natural lime cave with over 8000 Buddha statues and traditional paper umbrella handicraft workshop in Pindaya
  • Strolling around Bagan archeological site to enjoy the beauty of over thousand years old temples with impressive building techniques and architecture
  • Walking around by boat on the famous Inle Lake to be in contact with special tribe of the lake who live on the bamboo or wooden houses built on long stilts living on floating tomatoes garden and fishing
  • Stepping on the top of the holy Spirits Mt Popa to enjoy the volcanic scenic view
  • Travel at ease with two days stays at Bagan and Inle Lake
  • Enjoying landscape by taking some raod trip with private air-conditioned cars
  • Being transferred comfortably by air for long distance trip while saving time and energies

Inclusions

  • 3- 4 stars hotel for 5 nights
  • All meals for 9 nights except last dinner on the departure date together with complementary breakfast of the hotel
  • All transport charges mentioned in the program with private air-conditioned with water and refreshment tower , boat ,horse cart
  • 1 times domestic flights fees
  • Convenient private cars fees for long trip form one city to another city
  • All entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the program
  • Local guide in English or French /German /Spanish /Italian

Day 1 Mandalay

Arrive at the Mandalay international airport. Our guide will welcome you at the airport. Then you are transferred to the hotel. Check in the hotel. After the check- in, you will start the visit with Shwenandaw monastery; the Original palace of King Mindon, Kuthodaw pagoda, the biggest world marble stone book and you will end up your visit at Mandalay hill enjoying the view over the city. Dinner at a reputed restaurant and overnight at hotel.

Day 2 Mandalay – Minguin – Sagaing –Innwa – Amarapura

Breakfast at the hotel. Then we will take you first to Mandalay jetty to take a local boat to across the Irrawaddy River to access to Mingun village. The boat time is around one hour and you can enjoy the beauty of the Ayeyarwady River. When arrive at Minigun village, you walk in the village to see enormous Phathodawgyi Pagoda, Mingun bell, Myatheindan white pagoda. After the visit, you will return to Mandalay by boat. We will serve you traditional homemade lunch on the boat. The next visit is Sagaing hill, the beautiful hill with thousands of pagodas and over 200 monasteries and nunneries.. When arrive at the hill, visit Swan U Pone Nga Shin pagoda, the hill top pagoda where you will enjoy the view over the hill and the city. After Sagaing hill visit, proceed to Innwa, a small island of the old capital to see the beautiful monasteries which are Bagaya wood monastery and Mel Nu monastery together with the old ruined palace wall. You have to take local boat and horse cart to visit Inwwa. After Innwa visit, proceed to Amarapura city, the old capital city and famous with its silk weaving. Visit a weaving loom for the best silk fabric of Myanmar ceremonies. After the weaving loom visit, proceed to U Bein bridge, the longest teak bridge of about 2 km which was built crossing the lake and it is very relaxing place with beautiful scenery and fresh air. Enjoy the sunset there. After the sunset, back to Mandalay. Dinner at one of the best restaurants and overnight at hotel.

Day 3 Mandalay – Mt Popa –Bagan by road (180 Km – 3 Hours Drive)

Breakfast and hotel check out. Then you will leave from Mandalay to Bagan by private car. You will see some interesting places in Mandalay before you leave from Mandalay to Bagan, Mahamuni Buddha, a holiest Buddha statue covered with 9 ton of gold leaves and traditional crafts which are worth to see in Mandalay such as tapestry, wood carving, marble stone work and gold leaf maker 's workshop. After these crafts workshops, proceed to Bagan, 180 km and 3 hours - drive. On the way, you will visit Mt-Popa, the holy spiritual mountain with the principle shrine of the important guardian spirits who are locally called "Nats “. Upon arrival, you have lunch at one of the best restaurants. After lunch, you start the visit with “Nats " shrine and then go up to the top by taking 777 steps. You will encounter monkeys on the way up and you will be rewarded for your effort with the beautiful view when arrive at the top .The going up time is around 30 minutes and going down time is around 20 minutes .After the visit, proceed to Bagan, On the way , you stop at a farmer who live on production of toddy palm sweets , palm liquor fabrication and agriculture .You can try Myanmar typical palm liquor and experience simple and typical life style . After the farm visit, continue to drive to Bagan, Check in the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 Bagan

After breakfast, start the visit with local market and then continue to see Shwezigone pagoda, the holiest pagoda, Gyupuaukgyi, the mural painting temple and Htilominlo Temple. After morning visit, lunch at a famous restaurant. After lunch, continue to see the other interesting things and places in Bagan such as the Lacquer wares workshop, Ananda temple, the master piece in temple architecture, Dhammayangyi temple, the biggest one in Bagan and Thatbinnyu Temple. After the pagodas visit, you will have a horse cart ride for one hour to explore the beauty of Bagan archeological site dotted with thousands of pagodas in different sizes. Terminate your visit at the sunset point to enjoy last sun rays falling over fabulous Bagan monuments. After sunset, dinner at the famous restaurant with traditional Myanmar puppet show and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 Bagan by E-Bike or Pony Cart

After breakfast, you will explore Bagan by e-bike in the morning .Then Lunch at a reputed restaurant .After lunch, you will have a break at the hotel .After the break , you will continue to see some interesting parts of Bagan .You will visit Minnathu village and some famous temple nearby such as Thayokepyay temple, Phayathonesu temple which have beautiful mural painting .Walk around the area to enjoy the quite environ among temples. After the walk, proceed to the river jetty to take sunset boat to enjoy the sunset on th river.After sunset, dinner at a restaurant with puppet show and overnight at hotel.

Day 6 Bagan - Heho –Pindaya by road (328 km – 7 hours drive)

Early breakfast and hotel check out. Then, we will drive you to Pindaya .It will take about 7 hours for 328 km .On the way, you will see colorful fields with seasonal crops and villages. You will stop at some photos points and villages to discover life style of Danu. When you arrive at Pindaya, lunch with Danu traditional dishes at a peaceful restaurant by the lake, after lunch, you will visit famous traditional umbrella workshop. After umbrella visit, you will visit famous Shwe U Min mountain cave with over 8000 Buddha statues inside. The cave is wonderful with so many golden Buddhas and with their positive energies inside. After the cave visit, proceed to hotel, Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 Pindaya – Inle Lake (72 Km – 2 hours –Drive)

After breakfast, visit Pindaya market colorful with traditional products and vegetables. Then head to Inle lake, 67 km and 2 hours- drive. On the way, you stop at the beautiful Shan Monastery called Shweyanpyay. After the monastery visit, proceed to Inle Lake. When you arrive at the jetty of the lake , you take the local long boat to access the villages of the Inle lake .When you arrive at the villages on the lake , you start your visit with tomatoes floating garden and jumping cats’ monastery (cats do not jump now) .After that , continue to see Kela village to enjoy way of life of Inle people ,Phaung Daw -U pagoda, the holiest pagoda of the lake .Then have Inle traditional lunch at local restaurant .After lunch , continue to see the local interesting crafts and places of the lake such as lotus flower weaving family ,black smith workshop, local boats manufacturer's workshop, silver smith work shop , Karen family know as Long neck Karen women and you will see the leg rower fisher men on the edge of their fishing canoes with the background of sunset light on the way to hotel . Check in the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 Indain

Breakfast at the hotel. Then head back to Inle Lake and start the visit with the colorful market to meet different tries of the area in colorful dresses. It is so interesting to take pictures of the people, life styles, and market life. After market, proceed to Indain pagoda, the ancient pagoda with the ruin of over 1000 stupas and temples. Its environ are scenic and beautiful with natural bamboo forest, the green mountain stream and Pa -O tribe in their colorful dress. Lunch first at the restaurant and after lunch, you proceed to pagoda complex. You will meet Pa O and take some pictures of them in their native nature. After the visit and photo shot of the pagoda, back to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 9 Inle lake – Yangon

Early breakfast and hotel check out the hotel.Then you are transferred to the airport to take the flight for Yangon .The flight time is around one hour .Our guide will welcome you at the airport and you start to visit Sule pagoda at the center of the downtown and continue to see the colonial town with the majestic colonial buildings where you walk in the quarter and you will see city hall, the supreme court, the banks, the Myanmar authority port and other beautiful old buildings After the walk in the colonial town , proceed to china town to discover Chinese commercial busy life style with their temples and market. After the walk, lunch at one of the best restaurants and you will have Myanmar delicious food. After lunch, continue to see Chauk-Htet-Gyi reclining Buddha (60 m) and Shwedagon pagoda, the most wonderful stupa in Myanmar at sunset time exploring Myanmar Buddhist rituals and splendors of the holy energies of the pagoda. After the visit, dinner at another reputed restaurant and overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 Departure

Breakfast and check out the hotel. Then you will visit the national Museum and Kandawgyi lake park. After them, you will have lunch at a reputed restaurant. After lunch, take the circular train and visit the white elephants park before the international departure time .Then, you are transferred to Yangon international airport.

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