Essence of Myanmar (8Days/7Nights)
Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Inle Lake – Yangon
Day 1: Arrive Yangon
Arrival at Yangon International Airport and you will be welcomed and be transferred to the hotel in Yangon. Visit Sule Pagoda; the heart of Yangon and see many memorable colonial buildings. Then visit to the Botahtaung Pagoda and Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda which is also known as the sweet eyes Buddha. Evening visit to magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda; enshrined with Lord Buddha’s eight hairs relic built over 2,500 years ago. The most highlight and the holiest site in Myanmar. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan
Fly to Bagan. Sightseeing Nyaung Oo Market, Shwezigon Pagoda in which an emerald image of Buddha from China. Then continue to Gubyaukgyi Temple, is noted for its wall painting, and Htilomilo Pagoda which is one of the largest temples in Bagan. After that, visit Dhammayangyi pagoda, extending approximately 255 feet on each of its four sides. To watch the sunset in Bupaya which situated right on the Ayeyawaddy River bank. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 3: Bagan
Early morning, visit Kyansitthar Umin, the tunnel was built in the late 13th century and Nagayone Pagoda, which was built at the end of 11th century. After lunch, observe the local family workshop for the process of lacquer ware. Then, continue to Thatbyinyu Pagoda; Bagan’s tallest temple at almost 217 feet and Manuha Temple; one of the earliest temples in Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 4: Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura
Fly to Mandalay. On arrival, visit to ancient city; city of immortality founded in 1783 AD. Hightlights are Amarapura monasteries; dating back to 1783. Then, stroll along the U Bein Bridge; the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Next, continue to Sagain; where there are many impressive stupas scattered on its hill and on to Inwa with highlights such as “Leaning tower of Ava” and the graceful teakwood monastery Bagayar Kyaung. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 5: Mandalay – Sagaing – Mingun
After breakfast, set out from Mandalay for visit Sagaing Hill where over 600 monasteries and Kaungmudaw Pagoda; a huge pagoda in 151 feet high. Then continue to Umin Thoze or thirty caves pagoda; which has many Buddha Images in a crescent shaped colonnade, and Ywahtaung Village where you can see silver workers are making the silver products by using traditional techniques. After that, take a boat to Mingun that is famous for its huge and incomplete Pa Hto Daw Gyi Pagoda built by King Bodaw Badon in 1791 and Mingun Bell; the biggest hanging bell in the world. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 6: Mandalay – Inle Lake
Fly to Heho; the gateway to Inle Lake and a short drive to reach the lake. Take the boat ride across the lake and observe extraordinary one-legged rowing style of the lake. View many floating gardens filled with fruits and vegetables. Then, relax by the water and explore on your own. Sightseeing included Paung Daw Oo Pagoda, Ywama Village. Overnight in Inle Lake.
Day 7: Inle – Yangon
Fly back to Yangon. Visit very peaceful Kabar Aye Pagoda and Scott Market for many kinds of traditional handicrafts and souvenirs. In the evening, take a walk in China Town in down town where you can see lots of delicious food stalls. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 8: Yangon Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Yangon International Airport for your onwards travel.