06-days Myanmar Travel from Yangon
Explore Yangon which is known as “The Garden City of the East” through its top pagodas such as Sule, Botataung, Chaukhtatgyi and, notably, Shwedagon. Shwedagon 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. We then fly to Bagan where place over 2200 temples and pagodas. Bagan sightseeing starts with a visit to Nyaung U Market – a typical local market; followed by visits to most distinctive pagodas and temples in the area. Mandalay - the last capital of Myanmar Kingdom ; and Inle Lake, the second largest lake in Myanmar with its leg-rowing Intha people are also included in our amazing trip.
DAY 1: YANGON ARRIVAL ( L/D )
Arrival at Yangon International Airport. Welcome by our well-experienced English speaking tour guide. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Start excursion to city center, colonial style buildings and Sule Pagoda - a landmark in downtown Yangon. Proceed visit the Shwedagon Pagoda- 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.
Dinner. Overnight in Yangon.
DAY 2: YANGON- BAGAN ( B/L/D )
After Breakfast, take an early morning flight to Bagan, where you will spend the whole day exploring the architectural masterpieces of this amazing ancient town, living treasure house of Buddhist architectural beauties. Bagan, one of Asia’s most popular archaeological destinations and one out of two most pre-eminent religious old cities in South East Asia. The sightseeing starts with a visit to Nyaung U Market – a typical local market; followed by visits to most distinctive pagodas such as Shwezigon Pagoda – the holiest one believed to be enshrined with Buddha tooth and hair; Htilominlo Temple- the largest temples of Bagan, Ananda Temple- King Kyansittha’s masterpiece and the crowning achievement of the early style temple of architecture, Thatbyinnyu Temple - the highest building on the Bagan plain.
In the afternoon, continue to Myinkabar Gubyaukgyi Temple- well known for its wall painting depicting scenes from the Jataka, Manuha, Nanbaya, Dhamanyangyi Temple- built by King Narathu in 12th century which displayed the finest brickwork in Bagan. Enjoy sunset over Bagan from Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight in Bagan.
DAY 3: BAGAN - MANDALAY - AMRRAPURA - MANDALAY ( B/L/D )
Breakfast .Transfer to the airport for morning flight to Mandalay, the spiritual heart of Myanmar. On the way to Mandalay, stop at Amarapura- the “City of Immortals” and visit the 150 year old Mahagandayon Monastery, a famous Buddhist Learning Center. It is home to a thousand monks, who will form a procession as they go to take their noon and final meal of the day at10:30. Continue to U Bein Wooden Bridge built in 1782. And visit the Myanmar traditional hand-weaving silk workshop.
In the Afternoon, Sightseeing in Mandalay - the last capital of Myanmar Kingdom, includes Mahamuni Buddha Image – believed to be cast in bronze in front of Buddha himself and nowadays gilded with thick gold leaf; gold leaf hammering, marble carving, and tapestry making, Shwenandaw monastery – still existing masterpiece of last Myanmar kingdom’s architecture in teak and wood carving; Kuthodaw Pagoda – renowned as the world’s largest book; and Mandalay Hill – regarded a natural watch tower in the plain region of Mandalay – to view the sunset. Overnight in Mandalay.
DAY 4: MANDALAY - HEHO - INLE LAKE ( B/L/D )
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you 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, blacksmith, silversmith workshops and long neck Padaung women. Overnight at floating hotel in Inle Lake.
DAY 5: INLE LAKE - HEHO - YANGON ( B/L/D )
Breakfast .Wake up early for the sunrise over the scenic lake. Take the morning flight back to Yangon. Upon Arrival, visit “Kyauktawgyi Pagoda”<Kyauktawgyi Pagoda is also known as Lawka Chanthar Arbayar Laba Muni Buddha Image> and “Royal White Elephant” within the walking distance from Minn Dhamma Hill, there is an Elephant house where the three white elephants are kept.
In the afternoon, visit Swedaw Paya (Buddha’s Tooth Relic), Kabar Aye (World Peace Pagoda), Buddhist Museum and Mahapasana Cave where the Buddhist Synods are held. Continue visit Botataung Pagoda, is enshrined with the sacred hair of the Lord Buddha in the late evening. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
DAY 6: YANGON — DEPARTURE (B )
Breakfast. Visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda where the biggest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar (73m long) is situated. Proceed shopping at Bogyoke Market used to be called Scott Market, the largest market in Yangon with time to browse among the hundreds of stalls for souvenir bargains, arts & crafts souvenir shopping center. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure flight home.