Begin with the peaceful former capital Yangon where the awesome pagodas are locating then moving to the World Heritage site –Bagan with thousands of stupas, discovery the Inle Lake end at Yangon.
Arrive at Yangon International airport. Welcome by our well-experienced English speaking tour guide then transfer to the hotel for checking in.
The rest of time is free at the leisure. Overnight in Yangon.
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.
Optional: Dinner will be served in Karaweik Palace Restaurant watching Myanmar Traditional Dances.
Overnight in Yangon.
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.
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.
After breakfast, transfer to the irport for a flight to Heho. Pick up and drive down into the valley to Nyaungshwe on the edge of Inle Lake (25 km – 1 hour) and board your own local boat to take you to your hotel. (OR) Then drive to Nyaung Shwe and check in at hotel. If you coincide, you can visit Mine Thauk Market, Floating Market, Phaung Daw OO Market, where one can see several hill tribes selling and buying fresh vegetable and regional products and surroundings. And then you will see natives' way of fishing and village life on the like. Enjoy lunch at restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, wonderful floating gardens, floating markets, Nga Phe Chaung (Jumping cats') Monastery, silversmith workshops, traditional weaving industry, blacksmith and cigar making factory.
Overnight in Inle.
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.
Transfer to the airport for a flight back to Yangon, connecting international flight.
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This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.
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