Shwedagon Pagoda, Bagan Temples tour, Sunset in Bagan, Mandalay tour, Sagaing Hill and Ava ancient monastery.
Day 1: Int’l Yangon arrival
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan
Day 3: Bagan – Mandalay
Day 4: Sagaing/Ava
Day 5: Mandalay Departure
|Service Inclusion||Service Exclusion|
|Yangon||Grand Laurel Hotel||3*||Deluxe||TBA||TBA|
|Mandalay||Mandalay Hill Resort||5*||Deluxe||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, Mandalay, Sagaing, Yangon|
Int’l Yangon arrival
Day 2: Yangon - Bagan
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.)
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, you will visit Htilominlo temple. Solid, gigantic and well-structured, Dhammayangyi temple is not only the culture or religion matter but the advanced masonry of ancient architects are on sight. 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 occasional chance of watching the world as she magically alters her spectrum of colors in the evening sky over an elevated point to the west. 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.
Bagan - Mandalay
Mandalay is the second-largest city and the last capital of Burmese Kingdom after third Anglo-Burmese war in 1885. You will be welcome by one of our local guide/representative on your arrival and transferred to your hotel.
Mandalay is the workshop of the expert craftsmen and you will not omit a visit to some handy workshops such as gold leave making, woodcarvings, tapestries and finest silk weaving arts. Mahamyatmuni sitting Buddha, which is one of the most revered Statues and completely gold-gilded applied by the male devotees on daily basis.
Visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, frequently dubbed as “The World’s Biggest Book” for its collection of 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings.
It’s off to the Shwenandaw Monastery, the Golden Monastery which is the only durable structure from the Royal Palace of the 19th century. You will not fail to appreciate the floral décor of Burmese wood carved designs.
You can walk up to Mandalay hill about 240 meter above the city. You will be amazingly rewarded by the panoramic view of Mandalay and surroundings, the foggy blue outline of Shan plateau in the east, ceaselessly flowing Ayeyarwaddy river in the west and Mandalay palace and many more. As the sun sets, you will return back to the foot of the hill. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
Sagaing is a region where Buddhism shined as a sun. As you drive across the bridge over Irrawaddy River from Mandalay, you will see the Ivory colored pogodas are spotted over the whole hills. You will visit the sites such as Suan Oo Pon Nya Shin, Oo Min Thone Se and Shwe Taung Oo Maw pagodas. Do not pass over, but stop at Sagaing local market. Should not miss to check the pottery village, which is producing traditionally the water pots and trades around the country.
Across Myit Nge river by ferry and travel in a horse-drawn cart to Bagaya Monastery which is famous for elaborate woodcarvings, NanMyint watch tower renowned as “the Leaning tower of Ava” now not allowed to go up, Manu Oakkyaung. It is quite peaceful the way you can ride the horse-cart along the green boulevards.
Many photographers never fail to grasp as many pictures as possible here on the bridge and around. U Bein is a longest wooden bridge made of teak posts reclaimed from the Royal palace of Ava after the capital was moved. It measures 1.2 km long and take pride of being as a longest wooden bridge on the world. You will walk along the bridge mingling with locals passed by you and savour the sunset.
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.)