Shwedagon Pagoda, Bagan Temples tour, Sunset in Bagan, Mt.Popa & Sale Monastery, Inle boat tour.
Day 1: Int’l Yangon arrival
Day 2: Yangon – Heho – Pindaya
Day 3: Inle Lake
Day 4: Inle Lake – Bagan
Day 5: Mt. Popa & Sale (Day Return)
Day 6: Bagan – Yangon
Day 7: Yangon Departure
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|Yangon||Grand Laurel Hotel||3*||Deluxe||TBA||TBA|
|Inle Lake||Paramount Inle Resort||3*||Superior Teak||TBA||TBA|
|Inle Lake||Aureum Inle Resort||5*||2nd Row Villa||TBA||TBA|
Remark: Hotels mentioned are subject to change by the time of booking. In that case, the same ranking hotels available will be suggested accordingly.
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Remark: Domestic flight times are subject to change without any prior notice by the airlines.
|Hotel||3 Stars, 5 Stars|
|Location||Bagan, Inle Lake, Pindaya, Yangon|
Int’l Yangon arrival
Mingalarbar! Welcome to Golden Land of Myanmar.
We hope you had a smooth flight to Myanmar. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcome by one of our guide/representative with a greeting in local language. And then you will be transferred to your hotel for releasing your jet lag.
Used to be a capital of lower Myanmar and ruled by British Government nearly 100 years or so, Yangon enriched hundreds of colonial architectural trove of buildings. You will stroll in downtown and enjoy the atmosphere of British era and lively daily activities of Yangon.
No vacation is complete if you missed out Shwedagon Pagoda. You cannot help admired in its shape and glowing structure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Yangon.
Yangon - Heho - Pindaya
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
(Note: strongly suggested domestic airline check-in to be done 1 hour before flight departure time.)
On arrival to Heho airport, you will proceed to Pindaya. Pindaya is a small seclusive town known of tea leaf plantation, massive Banyan tree and Cave of thousands Buddha images. All the way to Pindaya, you will be eye-caught by the colorful landscapes and embraced by the cool temperature of Southern Shan highlands. You will start your tour with the famous cave of Pindaya, the house of thousands of golden Buddha images. After the cave, you can go for a local tea leaf plantation and enjoy the taste to tea leaf salad followed by a sip of green tea. There is no one who does not like to sit and enjoy a spoon of tea leaf salad and sip of green tea. Then you will drive back to Inle Lake to check in hotel and overnight.
If Inle lake is a main dish, morning market at Inle lake is its matching side dishes. Each of the markets open on rotation of every 5 days. You will surely explore through vigorous and active morning activities of local ethnics and trading, buying selling sights, colorful vegies and fruits at the very start of a day.
You will later enjoy the excursion in the lake. Enjoy the scenic boat ride along the channel into the lake and you will see the leg-rowing fishermen standing up one edge of their flat canoe holding fishing net and spear to catch the fishes. As you keep enjoying boating, you will see the floating garden fruitfully grown vegies on it. You will explore PaungdawOo pagoda, Nga-pe-chaung ancient wooden monastery, local handy business such as silverware, bronze-ware, lotus weaving factories and etc.
In the evening, you will return back to hotel and overnight.
Inle Lake - Bagan
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight for next destination.
(Note : you can ask your guide or receptionist to prepare your breakfast box if you have early morning flight.)
Bagan is an ancient archeological zone and was the home of first Burmese kingdom from 9th to 13rd century. Whatever you fly over or drive through, you will be surely dazzled by the thousands of brick-colored temples over the 16 sqkm area. On your arrival to Bagan, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in and drop off your luggages.
Ananda temple is the most finest architecture in and out of the temple among others in Bagan.
Another one of the highest temple in Bagan after Thatbyinnyu temple, you will visit Htilominlo temple. Solid, gigantic and well-structured; Dhammayangyi temple, Thabyinnyu temple stands out among other wherever you have a look over the plain of Bagan.
Temples alone do not make Bagan, village and people are another way of attraction how Bagan is named. You will explore local way of living, handworks, arts and crafts, local encounter, but home-stay is not allowed.
Don’t miss off this chance of watching sunset on one of an elevated point as she magically alters her spectrum of colors in the evening sky. You will get astonished all the way the Sun drags all her glowing light over the horizon along with her subsidence to the west and everyone exclaims. Bagan is not just plainly for the marvellous temples, yes also for her wonderful sunset and sunrise.
Mt. Popa & Sale (Day Return)
The day begins with the scenic ride along to Yoksone monastery in Sale. On the way you will stop awhile for the visit to relatively unexplored Chauk market. Then proceed to Sale for next 30mins drive which is one of the most significant area of Buddhism in Myanmar. Yoksone monastery is typified for its unusual wooden architectural style. And then you will proceed to Mt.Popa.
Popa is a mountain over 1500 meter height, which is extinct volcano now. Popa pedestal or rocky protruding and Buddhist monastery and pagoda impossibly build atop on the elevation of 650 meters height.
You will enjoy the scenic ride about 1.5 hours along the way to Mt.Popa and you will be completely pleased in watching the scenes of central Myanmar. On arrival, right before you climb up the stairs to the summit, you will be introduced the ancient animism and its deep insight into devotees by seeing a house of Guardian of Mt.Popa. Please take also note that Mt.Popa is also a home of Nats or beliefs of animism. Then, you will get atop the hill and enjoy the 360 panoramic views. On the way back to Bagan, you shall also halt at the palm villages and where learn the famous traditional palm sugar and palm juice. After that, you will return to Bagan.
Bagan - Yangon
Most vigorous morning activities can be seen in this market. You also mingle and follow the crowd in alley through vendor shops one after another. You will see colorful fruits & vegies grown, fishes & meats and other daily use items. Just go as the way local do and buy a local costume called Longyi for Men-wear and Hti-mi for Lady-wear and fashion you as a local.
Most venerable stupa in Bagan for its ancient dome-shaped structure. Unlike the most others pagodas in Bagan, Shwezigon is a stupa with an enshrinement in waist of the stupa with golden glittering under the sunshine. Gubyaukgyi temple, Kyansittha U min cave are followed in your visit.
You will take a tour around the temples in Bagan on traditional horse-drawn cart. In the late afternoon, you will drive back to Nyaung U airport for your return flight to Yangon.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will return back to Yangon international airport for your departure.
Unfortunately, we have to say Goodbye with a heavy-heart. Please keep the memories all your lifetime and we will be with you at any time you need. We are proud of helping your holiday happened and hope you had very reminiscent memory. We are also sure of you learnt a lot about the country and listened many stories told by our guides. We are so proud to give you these best things and wishing to see you again. Cheerio! (Note: strongly suggested the international airline check in to be done 2 hours ahead of your departure time.)