Essential Myanmar

A 8 Days/ 7 Nights representative tour visiting all the major cities and famous sites. This itinerary can be used as a starting point and altered or extended to suite your requirements.

Itinerary in Brief:

Day 1: Yangon Arrival & Sightseeing
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan
Day 3 : Bagan
Day 4: Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay
Day 5: Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing – Mandalay
Day 6: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake
Day 7: Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon
Day 8: Yangon Shopping & Departure

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Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 : YANGON ARRIVAL & SIGHTSEEING (BY CAR) (-/-/D)

Guide will welcome you at the Yangon International Airport and transfer to your hotel in downtown. On the way to Hotel, visit to Lawkachanthar Abayalarba muni Buddha image which is also known as Kyauktawgyi. The beautiful scenery around china town will bring pleasure and clear the jetlag. After walking and seeing the nature of local people crowded around fruit markets, visit to Sule Pagoda which is situated in centre of Yangon, Reclining Buddha ( Chauthtetgyi) and Shwedagon, the most famous in Myanmar that has uncountable history and source of the heritage of Myanmar. Overnight in Yangon.

DAY 2 : YANGON – BAGAN  (BY FLIGHT & CAR) (B/L/D)

Early morning transfer to airport and fly to Bagan. For sightseeing includes visit to the colorful Nyaung U Market, Shwezigon Pagoda and its magnificent golden stupa, Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sand stone decoration, Gubyaukgyi Temple, with superb mural paintings of jataka scenes. Visit to Myinkaba Village and observe the process of Traditional Lacquer ware Industry one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts.  Overnight in Bagan.

DAY 3 : BAGAN (B/L/D)

After breakfast at hotel, continue to explore Bagan.  Visit to the Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece of the early-style temple with four impressive standing Buddha images. Then visit the Thabinnyu Temple, the highest temple in Bagan and Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork.  Continue to explore the temples in Bagan before enjoying the  sunset over the site from the upper terrace of Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 4 : BAGAN – MANDALAY – AMARAPURA –  MANDALAY (BY CAR & FLIGHT) (B/L/D)

Early morning, transfer to airport for the flight to Mandalay.  Arrive Mandalay and drive to Amarapura, visit to Mahagandayon Monastery where hundreds of  young Novice (Sanga) studying Buddhist Literatures with strikly obeying rule and regulation of the Monastery according to Buddha teaching, U Bein Bridge beautiful long wooden bridge.

Mandalay full day sightseeing; visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda a large Buddha image carved out of a single block of marble, Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace) noted for its exquisite wood carving, Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the world’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures, Sulamani Pagoda. Mandalay Palace and in the evening enjoy the sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay.

DAY 5 : MANDALAY –  MINGUN –  SAGAING – MANDALAY  (BY CAR) (B/L/-)

After breakfast at hotel, depart Mandalay on a private boat along the Ayeyarwaddy River to visit Mingun, a village on the west bank of the river. Visit to Settawya Pagoda, Mingun Pahtotawgyi, the world renowned ringing Mingun Bell and Myatheintan Pagoda.

Afternoon sightseeing drive to Sagaing Hill , which is perhaps the living centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Hillsides are dotted with numerous Pagodas and Monasteries. Continue to visit Khaungmudaw Pagoda. In the evening enjoy the sunset from Sagaing Hill. Return to Mandalay. Overnight in Mandalay.

DAY 6 : MANDALAY –  HEHO –  INLE LAKE  (BY FLIGHT & CAR) (B/L/-)

Early morning transfer to airport and fly to Heho. Drive to Inle lake and sightseeing by boat. Visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Floating Gardens, Unique Leg-rowers, Traditional Fishing Method, Silk Weaving, Stilt House Villages on the lake and Nge Pe Chaung (Jamping Cat) Monastery. Overnight in Inle.

DAY 7 : INLE LAKE  –  HEHO –  YANGON  (BY FLIGHT & CAR) (B/L/D)

After breakfast at hotel, take transfer boat to Nyaung Shwe and drive to Heho for the flight to Yangon. The remainder of the day is for your leisure. Overnight in Yangon.

DAY 8 : YANGON SHOPPING & DEPARTURE  (BY CAR) (B/L/-)

After breakfast at hotel, morning shopping at Treasure, Gems and Handicrafts shops. Visit to Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market where you can buy many souvenirs. And then transfer to airport for departure.


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