Essence of Mysterious Myanmar

Yangon-Bagan-Taunggyi-Inle (7 Nights/8 Days)

Day 1: Yangon Arrival (-/L/-)

Upon your arrival at Yangon Airport, our tour guide will welcome and assist you with the immigration procedures. We will then head to the hotel for check-in. After a short rest, lunch will be served with traditional Myanmar cuisine.

We will spend the afternoon exploring Yangon, one of the largest cities in the Asia. At first, we take a visit to the old colonial-style city center with the gilded Sule Pagoda Mahabandoola Park. Next, we drive along the strand road and head to Yangon jetty. The first day tour continues with a stop at Chaukhtat Gyi with 70m long reclining Buddha image followed by a photo stop made at Karaweik Hall, a royal floating barge. Finally, we reach one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments - Shwedagon Pagoda, in which the golden dome rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Have dinner at China Town and take a rest overnight at Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon (B/-/-)

You will be set free on the second day tour to experience the daily life of locals in Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar.

Suggestions: Take opportunity to visit the local market and the ancient streets of Yangon. Spend your day walking or taking a trishaw ride to visit this colorful city of Yangon.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 3: Yangon - Bagan (B/L/-)

Breakfast at your hotel in Yangon. Then we leave from hotel to airport to catch flight to Bagan. Arrive in Bagan, we will start our sightseeing tour at the bustling local market of Nyaung Oo Market and continue to visit lots of important pagodas and temples including Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century; Ku Byauk Gyi, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes; Khay Min Ga Temple with the spectacular panoramic view of many monuments; and Ananda Temple famous for four huge standing Buddha images along with numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior.

In the afternoon, we will stop at a lacquer craftsmen’s workshop located nearby Myinkaba Village. Afterwards, we have chance to explore Manuha Temple, built in 1059; a unique sandstone monument of Nanbaya Temple which is said to be the palace of King Manuha and Myingaba Gu Byaukgi Temple famous for its ancient mural paintings. Don’t forget to admire the sunset in the vicinity of Bagan’s ancient monuments.Spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Night-sleep in Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan (B/-/-)

You have the whole-fourth day to relax and discover Bagan, the holy land of temples and stupas of power Empire Burma (Mien). Walking, riding a horse carriage or cycling are the best ways to appreciate Bangan’s history and culture.Overnight at a hotel in Bagan.

Suggestion: Don’t forget to admire the charming sunset in the highest temple in Bagan, Ku Byauk Gyi Temple.

Day 5: Bagan - Heho - Inle Lake (B/L/-)

We will drive to Bagan Airport for domestic flight to Heho. Arrive in Heho, we will head toward Inle Lake, a beautiful highland lake which is 900 meters above sea level.

Taking a boat trip transferring to the hotel, you will have chance to eye-witness the sights of the famous leg rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and local villagers’ daily life.The afternoon is spent on visiting Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Inpawkhon weaving village and the famous hand rolling Cigarette, etc.Overnight at a cottage on Inle Lake.

Day 6: Inle Lake - Indein Village - Inle Lake (B/-/-)

Wake up early to enjoy the spectacular sunset on Inle Lake. Following the breakfast, we will move to Indein Village, one of the small villages located on the western bank of the lake. On the way transfer, we stop at the lake’s morning market which rotates location on a five-day basis. It is a colorful market for vendors form the villages around the lake to buy and sell their wares.

Enjoy a relaxing boat trip along a small canal to reach Indein Village of Pa-oh ethnic group. You will take a stroll around the village to visit a local village school as well as wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area filled with picturesque ancient stupas. You can enjoy the beauty of its stupas and magnificent views of the lake below.Spend afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight in a comfortable twin-sharing cottage on Inle Lake..

Day 7 - Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon (B/L/-)

Breakfast at hotel before transfer to the airport for your flight to Yangon.Our guide will transfer you to the Yangon Railway Station. Take a ride on Yangon’s Circle Train which loops through the outskirts of the city. The 45-minute-traveling time on train offers a unique chance for you to the colorful life of rural Myanmar.

Next, you will discover the colorful countryside surrounding the busy city of Yangon. Travel by ferry across the Yangon River to reach Dhala. You will ride on a trishaw to experience the natural beauty and local customs of this rural town. Stop at the local monastery to learn about the cultural and spiritual beliefs of the Burmese. Return to Yangon at midday. Rest of the seventh-day is at leisure.Overnight in Yangon.

Day 8 - Yangon Departure (B)

After breakfast, you will have free time for sightseeing and shopping before transferring to the airport for your onward flight. End of your travel in Myanmar.

Suggestions: For those who have more time, we recommend participating one of our exclusive day trips to further explore the wonders of Yangon, for example, the big Scoot Market where you can buy some Myanmar’s Sovernir, Jewelry Center & Jade Factor – the biggest jewelry shop in Myanmar where you can buy Myanmar’s sapphire and ruby.