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Time: 10 Days 9 Nights

Style: Private tour or Tailor made

A wonderful tour that provides you the experience to the best of Myanmar, exploring its must see travel destinations and fascinating culture. On this tour, you will have chance to capture the impressive Shwedagon pagoda, imposing Bagan heritges, hauntingly beautiful sunset in Ubein bridge and unique Inle Lake floating garden and market.

The best of Myanmar Tour sets off the the vibrant city of Yangon, leading you through the major attractions of Bagan, Mandalay, Kalaw and concludes in Inle lake. The whole trip is stuffed with interesting cultural interaction and photogenic chances.

Itinerary

Day 01: Yangon arrival (D)

Welcome ! Mingalarbar !

Upon arrival in Yangon, our guide and driver will welcome you for your hotel transfer.

Yangon, one of the most compelling cities in Southeast Asia, boasting unique charm of colonial architecture signature with numerous sparkling spiritual heritages.

The first day is left free for your own leisure and free discovery of Yangon city.

Accommodation: hotel in Yangon

Meal: breakfast

Day 02: Yangon city tour (B)

After breakfast, head out to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, home to the biggest Reclining Buddhist statue in Myanmar, filled with some faded murals depicting the life of Buddha. Back to Yangon downtown to uncover the best of China town, busy streets lined with British styled buildings.

Next, we will explore Kandawgyi garden on foot. Relax with grand lake view and reflection of giant Shwedagon pagoda, your last sightseeing point of the day. Shwedagon pagoda is a beautiful religious complex with 65 stupas. This striking pagoda draws millions of pilgrimages every year who come to pray and witness the 90-meters tall stupa, gilded with gold and diamonds.

Accommodation: hotel in Yangon

Meal: breakfast

Day 03: Yangon – Bagan ( B)

This morning, we depart from Yangon to Bagan.
Internationally acclaimed for its overwhelmed beauty of more than 2500 pagodas and temples, Bagan showcases the highlights of Buddhism back to 11th century.

Spend the day exploring the key pagodas and temples of Bagan starting with the four standing Buddhas at Ananda, gold-covered Shwezigon Pagoda and the big Dhammayangyi.

After the visit to Bagan Archaeological museum, you will have a chance to understand more about local traditional work of making lacquer wares. Sunset from a hidden temple peak will be the attractive part of the day for those who love photographing the impressive moments of Bagan.

Accommodation: hotel in Bagan

Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan ( B)

Rise up early to admire the mysterious sunrise over Bagan`s temple and jungle.

We then experience the change of landscapes on a car journey from Bagan to Mountain Popa.

Mountain Popa is a famous meditation site, the shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 animist spirits, known as ‘Nats’. Climb up to the sacred site of Popa Kalat monastery.

On the way back, we will witness how local people make sweet molasses and wine from palm juice.

Accommodation: hotel in Bagan

Meal: Breakfast

Day 05: Bagan – Mandalay Royal City ( B)

A short flight will bring you to Mandalay from Bagan this morning. Upon your arrival in Mandalay, our driver will take you to Inwa, the former capital of Burma kingdom under the reign of King Thihathu from XIII to XIX centry. Here, you have a chance to see the longest teakwood bridge in the world, learning about the glory of Inwa and see hundreds of monks studying and having meal.

We continue our trip this afternoon with a visit to Kuthodow pagoda, literally named the biggest book in the world for 729 sculptures stored in small, styled stupas. The Royal Palace will also provide you an insight vision of the last Burma Imperial life. Sunset from Mandalay hill will be your highlight of the day.

Accommodation: hotel in Mandalay

Meal: Breakfast

Day 06: Mandalay – Sagaing Hill (B)

Today, we will travel upnorth to explore the Buddhism hub of Mandalay, the Sagaing. You will crosses numerous pagodas and temples before reaching Sagaing University. Our guide will introduce you about the educational system for monks and nats then we climb up to Buddha cave. On the top of Sagaing hill, you are to relax with superb view of Irrawaddy River and forest of golden spires stretching along the riverside.

This afternoon, we enjoyed a rickshaw trip to visit Mandalay streets and Traditional workshop where people make carpet, golden leave.

Optional visit to Mingun can be arranged.

This evening, you will try your bargaining skill at Mandalay night market or taste the typical street food with our guide.

Accommodation: hotel in Mandalay

Meal: Breakfast

Day 07: Mandalay – Inle Lake ( B)

A short flight from Mandalay to Heho will be connected by a short, scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe for exploring Inle.

Inle Lake is one of Myanmar`s most amazing destination, packed with unique cultures and wealthy history.

Spend full day exploring the best that Inle has to offer: floating garden villages, the Inpawkhone weaving village, famous cigar making workshops, traditional black smith, styled boat making houses.

Conclude your sightseeing day by watching the unique fishing technique from an Inthar fisherman.

Accommodation: Resort in Inle Lake

Meal: Breakfast

Day 08: Inle Lake – Indein market ( B)

Spend your morning to explore the uniqueness of the rotating market of Indein where you will encounter Pa-O, Da nu and Padaung tribes; the main inhabitants of this beautiful lake. You will be surprised by the lake catch, goods that are exposed in the market and their style of trade.

A walk through verdant bamboo forest will lead you to the hilltop of Indein, the location of hundred stupas with large view to the surrounding areas.

Return to your resort for relaxation.

Accommodation: Resort in Inle Lake

Meal: Breakfast

Day 09: Inle Lake – Kalaw- Yangon ( B)

This morning, we leave Inle lake to visit the hill station of Kalaw. With mild weather, beautiful botanic garden, typical British house and garden, you will find this place a England-like town.

On the way to Heho airport, you are invited to make a visit to a random village to learn about local life.

Taking a flight back to Yangon. Free to visit Scott market, the biggest market in Burma.

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Meal: Breakfast

Day 10: Yangon departure (B)

Free at your own leisure until our driver picks you up for your flight back home. Leave Myanmar with our souvenir!

Accommodation: not included

Meal: Breakfast

EXTENSION: 4 DAYS AT NGAPALI BEACH

With this beautiful holiday, you can connect directly the flight from Inle Lake to Ngapali Beach for 4 days relaxing at the most beautiful beach of Myanmar, the Ngapali.