09-days Myanmar Travel Booking
Start your 9 days in Myanmar with Yagon ! Green city, marked out lakes with the carefully landscaped banks, Yangon dissimulates under its peaceful airs a vibrating animation. See why Myanmar is dubbed “The land of golden pagodas” when entering Chaukhtatkyi, Kuthodaw, Shwezigon, Shwegugyi, Gawdawpalin, and Ananda, etc. Especially, the trip will take you to Shwedagon Pagoda, which is evaluated the religious symbol of Myanmar and also the most sacred place in Yangon. Enjoy memorable visit to the former royal capital of Ava, reached by a short boat trip and visits by horse-drawn carriage to Nanmyint Watch Tower and beautiful surrounding monasteries. You will also be impressed by surprising panoramic view on the top of Mount Popa best known as a pilgrimage site, with numerous Nat temples and relic sites atop the mountain. And many more attractions are awaiting you in this excursion ! Feel free to contact us if you want to tailor the trip to your own favour.
DAY 01 –YANGON ARRIVAL (L/D)
Welcomed by our experienced guide and transfer to hotel and leisure. Green city, marked out lakes with the carefully landscaped banks, Yangon dissimulates under its peaceful airs a vibrating animation. Visit Chaukhtatgyi pagoda and of its great Buddha laying whose colossal stature is fortunately softened by the good-naturalness of its expression! Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, an extended visit to the Shwedagon pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, will conclude the tour of this pictures garden city. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 02 - YANGON--MANDALAY-SAGAING-AMARAPURA-AVA-MANDALAY ( B/L/D)
Breakfast. Transfer to Yangon airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival proceed to Sagaing, a retreat for Buddhist devotees, to enjoy a magnificent view over the surrounding area.
Then stop with the Pagoda Soon U Ponnya Shin to benefit from the panorama. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, continue visit to the former royal capital of Ava, reached by a short boat trip. Visits by horse-drawn carriage to Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remains of the palace building nicknamed “leaning tower of Ava”, Maha Aungmye beautiful monastery built of brick and stucco and Bagayar Monastery, famous for its impression ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. Return to Mandalay. Departure for Amarapura and continue to the 200- years –old U Bein Bridge, built in 1782 at the time of Amarapura was the royal capital ,entirely constructed by teakwood. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 03 – MANDALAY MINGUN –- MANDALAY (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. An excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River will take you to Mingun (45min approximately). Visit one of the world largest bell, weighing 90 tons Mingun Bell,Hsinbyume Paya and the unfinished Mingun Paya, built as one of the largest zedis by King Bodawpaya. Return by boat to Mandalay. Lunch on boat during visit. At the afternoon, visits with the Shwenandaw monastery (or Golden Palace monastery) a superb example of a tradition work, and Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world’s largest book, consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. Proceed to Mandalay Hill for sunset viewing. Dinner at local restaurant of the Hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 04 – MANDALAY –- BAGAN (B/L/D)
Breakfast at Hotel. Early morning transfer to Jetty. Cruise to Bagan by public boat.
(8 hrs cruising). Enjoy cruising experience in River Irrawaddy by boat.
Picnic Lunch on board. Very comfortable boat, it invites to idleness and contemplation. Since the long chairs of the higher bridge we discover new activities along the river; some fishermen collect their nets, of the boat-towers go up in neutral of long teak boats… We may see the ways of life in each village; women and children come to propose to us to drink or eat, or all kinds of things that testify magnificently to the originality of the local arts and crafts. Arrival to Bagan at the end of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 05 – BAGAN (B/L/D)
Breakfast. Day devoted to discover of Bagan “the mystic” extraordinary archeological site which do not have anything to envy that of Angkor with its 3000 temples and pilot pink brick stupas of the apogee of the Buddhist architecture of Myanmar. starting a sightseeing tour with a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples such as Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century, and discovered temples Shwegugyi, Gawdawpalin and colored market located at Old Bagan. Afterwards, lunch at local restaurant with puppet show. After lunch visit Ananda Temple, with its four huge standing-Buddha images and numerous seated figures that are arranged around the interior gallery and Gu Byauk Gyi Temple ( under the protection of UNESCO), noted for its ancient mural paintings. Observe a sunset in the vicinity of Bagan’s ancient monuments. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel.
DAY 06 - BAGAN -- MONT POPA –- BAGAN (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Continuation of the visits of Bagan with the discovery of the ruins of the Royal Palace; door of Tharaba, temple of Tayok Pye. Visit a lacquer craftsmen’s workshop in nearby Myinkaba village. Lunch is taken at Popa Mountain Resort Hotel. Then, a 45 km drive (1 ½ hour) will take you Mount Popa. An extinct volcano with spectacular views. Its shrine is dedicated to animist spirits knows as “Nats” and you will have time to climb nearly 800 steps to the shrine at the top of the peak. Return to Bagan. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 07 – BAGAN- --HEHO-INLE LAKE -INDEIN (B/L/D)
Breakfast. Transfer to Nyaung U airport for domestic flight to Heho.
Drive by road Nyaung Shwe to Inle Lake (90 km-2 ½ hours). Idyllic framework, blotted around the mountains, the Inle Lake is a punctuated blue oasis of villages on pile, temples and monasteries. You can discover the life of the lake: it’s surprising floating vegetable gardens, fixed on the bottom of the lake by large poles of bamboo; its fishermen Inthas, principal ethnic of the lake, which ancestral mode of fishing, with a bow net and while rowing with a leg, is the unique in the world.
You can walk in the village and visit the old pagodas which were built in 12th century.
Inn Dein, located on south-western bank of the principal lake, In Dein close it village one can say that it is the most picturesque part of the lake Inle. The brook which leads to the village is animated with various activities on its banks. In-Dein village is used as principal door to approach the western part of the lake and to discover the close villages situated on the hills.
Lunch at local restaurant. Visit monastery Nga Phe, also called “monastery of the jumping cats” since its monks drew up cats to be jumped inside rings. This monastery out of wooden, built on pile, and contains an astonishing collection of statues of Buddha. Visit Pagoda Phaung Daw Oo, one of the most scared shrines in Myanmar, dating back to the 18th century, and visits some of its many artisanal factories of weaving of silk, cigars…Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 08 - HEHO - YANGON (B/L/D)
Breakfast. Transfer by the road for Heho airport (1h) and for flight back to Yangon. Continuation of the visits Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years ago . Lunch at local restaurant .Then, walk through China Town that houses along the facades are decrepit colonial buildings, an abundance of small shops, street vendors and canteens street. A stop at Bogyoke (Scott) Market gives you the opportunity to see Myanmar’s wide range of handicrafts. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 09 – YANGON DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast. Leisure time until the transfer to the airport. End of services