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Myanmar at A Glance Tour – 8 Days

This tour offers a legendary touch to the Unesco heritage of Bagan, experience the beauty of Myanmar with Buddhist Pagodas, the craftsmanship of the locals and the great Inle Lake. You will begin with the peaceful former capital Yangon where the awesome pagodas are locating. For the second half of the tour, discover the Inle Lake and its surrounding...

Myanmar at A Glance Tour–8 Days

Tour Duration: 08days / 07 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends:
 Yangon city
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01 : Arrival to Yangon (D)
Day 02: Yangon city Tour (B + L)
Day 03: Yangon – Bagan (B + L)
Day 04: Bagan (B + L)
Day 05: Bagan - Mt. Popa- Bagan (B + L)
Day 06: Bagan – Fly to Heho – Inle Lake (B + L)
Day 07: Inle Lake (B + L)
Day 08: Inle Lake – Heho fly back to Yangon – Departure (B)

Day 01 : Arrival to Yangon ( D)
Arrive at Yangon International airport. Welcome by our well-experienced English speaking tour guide then transfer to the hotel for checking in.
Dinner will be served in Karaweik Palace Restaurant watching Myanmar Traditional Dances.
Overnight in Yangon.

Glittering Karaweik Hall
Glittering Karaweik Hall, photo taken from the left side
Bagan Plains
Bagan Plains

Day 02/ Yangon City tour (B, L )
Today we will visit Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is still a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one of the most fascinating and authentic capitals of South-East Asia.
Your excursion begins with a tour through Yangon’s colonial style city central. Visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda where the biggest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar (73m long) is situated; Sule Pagoda - a landmark in downtown Yangon. Continue visit Swedaw Pagoda (Buddha’s Tooth Relic), Kabar Aye (World Peace Pagoda), Buddhist Museum and Mahapasana Cave where the Buddhist Synods are held.
After a photo stop at the Karaweik Hall, a “hamsa-bird – shaped’s floating barge on Kadawgyi Lake, stroll through the Bogyoke (Scotts) market with hundreds of foods, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores, proceed to Yangon’s oldest Chinese temple and at the riverside located Botataung pagoda then visit the Shwedagon Paya- described by Somerset Maugham: "The Shwedagon rose superb, glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city." This massive bell-shaped stupa rises nearly 100 meters above its hill-top surroundings. Wander through this magnificent structure and its courtyards, stupas, bells, temples, and Buddha images, and see religious and secular visitors from all parts of the globe. Shwedagon has become the symbol of Myanmar.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 03: Yangon - Bagan (B, L)
Check out hotel and transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Bagan (1 hr 20 minutes flying). Arrive Nyaung – U airport, welcome by our tour guide and driver then transfer to the hotel.
We begin a full-day sightseeing tour by visiting Nyaung-Oo morning market to see people ways of life and continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples including Shwezigon Pagoda built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th as a religious shrine, Annada Temple a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, the adjacent brick monastery with the beautiful well – preserved 18th century murals, Thatbinnyu Temple known as “temples of omniscience” and dating from 1144 and the Sulamani temple. Transfer to the hotel and leisure.
In the afternoon, visit one of Myanmar's most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer ware home Industry: nearby Myingabar village. Continue on; visit Damayangyi Temple - the massive temple in Bagan was built by Narathu who was also called the “Kalagya Min or the king killed by the kalas. To finish of the day, experience by local horse–cart way to Pyitthagyi Temple (15 mins). Enjoy sunset from the temple then transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Bagan. 

Thatbyinnyu Pagoda
Loftiness that is Thatbyinnyu
The Htilominlo Temple at Bagan
The Htilominlo Temple at Bagan

Day 04 : Bagan (B, L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today, we continue to explore Bagan. Visit Payarthonezu Temple Complex, Min Nan Thu Village, Gubyaukgyi Temple admiring the fine stuccowork, Nanpaya temple, built in the Mon style with intricate stone carvings, and said once to have been Manuha's residence, Htilominlo, the last Bamar style temple built in Bagan, with old murals and friezes, Apyeyandanar Temple, Lawkannandar temple and enjoy sunset at one of the monuments along Ayeyarwady River.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 05 : Bagan - Mt. Popa - Bagan (B, L )
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Mt. Popa, a one hour drive from Bagan on the road to Mandalay, rises 1520 metres into the sky. Climbing to the summit takes about 45 minutes and you can visit the Mahagiri Shrine dedicated to the "Nats" (spirits) at the top where there is a wonderful panoramic view. And then back to Bagan. En route stop at Toddy Field to observe how to make Jaggery.
The rest of time is free at the leisure.
Overnight in Bagan.

Inle Lake
Inle Lake

Day 06 : Bagan – Fly to Heho – Inle Lake (B, L )
Fly to Heho, the gateway for your excursion to the idyllic Inle Lake. After a scenic drive and a stop at the Nyaung Shwe village’s market, you will arrive at the dock to find a private motorboat waiting for you. Exciting boat trip past floating gardens and stilt-house villages, visit the Ngaphechaung Monastery- one of the oldest monasteries on the lake and well known for its jumping cats, famous wish-fulfilling Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Inpawkhone Village- famous for its silk weaving handloom and a cheroot factory where the local Burmese cigars are made by hand, black smith, silversmith workshops and long neck Padaung women.
Overnigth in Inle.

Day 07 : Inle Lake (B, L )
This morning, visit a colorful local market in the Inle Lake region (on market day only). And then 45 minutes boat trip to Indein to visit Shwe Indein Pagoda complex following a stair path lined up with magnificent columns. Then visit floating gardens and the rest sightseeing.
Overnight in Inle.

Day 08 : Inle Lake – Heho fly back to Yangon – Departure (B)
Transfer to the airport for the return domestic flight to Yangon, connecting your departure flight.

What's included ?

  • Accommodation based on twin sharing
  • All kinds of internal transportation as above mentioned itinerary
  • Domestic Flight tickets for (Yangon - Nyaung Oo, Nyaung Oo - Heho and Heho - Yangon)
  • Sightseeing on Inle Lake by private boat
  •   Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
  • English Language guide
  • Entrance Fees & Zone Fees as per mentioned program
  • Good local car experienced car driver
  • Government Tax
  • Service Tax

What's Excluded ?

  • International Ticket Fare with insurance surcharge and Fuel surcharge
  • Visa Fees & Travels insurance
  • Personal Expense such as beverages, telephone calls, laundry services, Minibar, etc….
  • Drinks at meals and purify drinking water and snow Towel along in program
  • Other services not mentioned above including

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