- Trip Outline
Tour program name: Classical Myanmar start from Yangon and end at Mandalay
Duration: 8 nights / 9 days
Cover area: Yangon, Bagan, Mt.Popa, Mandalay, Inlay lake, Indein.
Availability: All year round
Day 1: Yangon
Arrival to Yangon and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon
Morning breakfast at the hotel visit Yangon. Yangon is the most important commercial city in Myanmar. Stroll around India quarter from Sule pagoda to Theingyi market through Strand road to Mago road pass Synagoue and visit morning vegetable market which is beside Theingyi marker where one can see Myanmar daily food, snack and sweet that you can not find at elegant restaurant. Short visit to Nun's monastery. Stop at Sule pagoda to make picture highlight of down town of Yangon. Bogyoke market which is the most popular shopping center in Yanogn, Nanthida port to take ferry boat which cross Yangon river that join between Yanogn and Dala, by taking ferry boat for 15 minutes one can realize about Myanmar transportation system and real life of urban people nearby big Yangon city,. Stop at Kandawgyi park and finally visit Shwedagon pagoda that is the most venerable pagoda in Myanmar. Overnight at Yangon.
Day 3 : Yangon-Heho-Pindaya-Inlay
Transfer to airport and fly to Heho. Scenic drive to Pindaya. Stop at Pao tribe village to see how to make exterior Myanmar cigar leaves. Visit Pindaya cave: collection of 8000 Buddha, umbrella workshop by using bamboo and paper from bark of marbery tree. Stop at local family where they prepare pickle tea leaves that we use to make salad. Stop at Plan bee project which is Myanmar- Israeli project and honey taste. Then drive to Nyaung. Overnight On Lake/ Nyaung Shwe
Day 4 : Inlay Lake
Morning breakfast at the hotel, visit every five days market Visit Phaung Daw Oo pagoda: temple of 5 Buddha images, floating villages, floating garden, sigar workshop, canoe trip at the village: Intha (tribe) village, Intha means, "son of the lake". They live with long leg house, it is really exciting to use their local transport (canoe), which is narrow and long enough for tow passengers and one leg rower. They use canoe when they work on floating island so it is narrow and long. Leg rower will bring you to visit their village. Visit to snack maker village. Overnight on lake / Nyaung Shwe
Day 5: Inlay lake-Heho-Bagan
Morning breakfast at the hotel visit ruins of Indein. In the afternoon transfer to Heho airport and fly to Bagan. On the way visit Shwe Yan Pyay 19th wooden monastery and temple which is famous for mosai work Upon arrival to Bagan transfer to hotel. Overnight at Bagan.
Day 6: Bagan
Visit Bagan. Bagan is archeological zone of Myanmar as well as land of Pagodas. Morning visit Ngakwengadaung pagoda which has bubo shape and the oldest pagoda of Bagan and around that place one can see evolution of Myanmar stupa, Pathothamya temple in which you can see amazing lighting system and beautiful painting, Nyaung U authentic market, Soya bean maker at Nyaung U village, fan maker family, Shwezigon pagoda in which white elephant stopped, stop at Bu Le thi pagoda which is nice place for panorama over Bagan. Visit Ananda temple which is known as the most beautiful temple in Bagan, amazing handmade lacquare workshop, Sulamani temple where you can see two layers of painting from two different epoca, enjoy sunset from Nanmyint Tower. Overnight at Bagan.
Day 7: Bagan – Mt.Popa
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mt.Popa : an extinct volcano, which is famous for home of the Nats. On the way stop to visit local farm where local family make sugar from palm tree and make cooking oil from peanut and sesame that will give you experience in touch with local farmer. Stop at the village to observe daily life of Myanmar farmers. Excursion to Mt.Popa, 777 steps will bring you to the top of Popa Taung Kalet. Can stop for coffee drink at Popa Mountain Resort which is situated on the main mountain where can offer the best panorama of the area. Proceed to drive to Bagan. Overnight at Bagan.
Day 8: Bagan-Mandalay by car
Drive to Mandalay (about 4 hours). After short drive stop at the small town for break. Proceed to drive. Stop at the villages on the way. Visit to Sagaing Hill for nice panorama over 400 monasteries. Stop at U Bein Bridge: the longest wooden bridge in the world. Drive to hotel at Mandalay. Overnight at Mandalay.
Day 9: Mandalay and departure
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Visit Shwenandaw Monastery; former Mandalay Royal Palace, the world biggest book and finally go up to the top of Mandalay Hill to admire the city Mandalay. Transfer to Mandalay international airport and fly to ……….
Yangon, Bagan, Mt.Popa, Mandalay, Inlay Lake, Indein
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