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(7 Nights / 8 Days )
Rangoon – Bagan (Ancient City) – Mt. Popa –Mandalay – Mingun - Innwa (Ava) – Sagaing - Inle Lake – Rangoon

Day  (1) : Rangoon (Yangon) – Arrival (D)

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Arrive at Rangoon (Yangon) International Airport, warmly welcome by guide (escort) and transfer to Summit Park View hotel*** or Yuzana Garden hotel*** or Similar. Evening sightseeing in high lights Shwedagon Pagoda (world famous glistening gold stupa towering over the city with spearing to height of 326 feet).

Myanmar Buffet Dinner and cultural show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant (a royal barge on the lake in Kandawgyi Relaxation Zone). Overnight in Rangoon.

Day (2) : Rangoon – Nyaung U airport - Bagan ( B/L/D ) by flight

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Bagan was the seat of power of the First Empire of Myanmar, founded by King Anawrahta, which extended to the border of present day Cambodia. The thousand-year-old temples of which over two – thousand are left of the original four-thousand, are living places of worship maintained through history by public and State funds.
Early morning pick up by guide, drive to airport, (07:00)am , fly to Nyaung U Airport for your Bagan trip ( one hour flying ). Arrive at Nyaung U Airport, transfer to Bagan, check in Ayer River View Hotel*** or Similar.

Tour Hightlight :

Archaeological Museum, (this museum run by Archaeological Department is situated near the Ananda Temple. It has a collection of more than 2000 items including Buddha’s Statues, stucco pieces, terra-cotta cups and pots. Open from 09:30 am to 15:00 pm daily except Monday and public holidays.

Shewzigon Pagoda at Nyaung U ( this golden – domed pagoda was left unfinished on King Anawrahta’s death and completed by his successor King Kyansit-tha. ), 

Kyansit-tha Umin ( Not far from the Shwezigon a cave complex off the tourist route, it has murals from the 13th century. Features Myazedi Pagoda and Pillar and Myingabar Kybyaukkyi, ( It was built by Prince Rajakuma who was content to allow his nephew, Alaung Sithu. The stone inscription he left is a beautiful dedication of love to his father, King Kyan Sit Tha. The murals, protected from sunlight inside this drink temple, are spectacular. ) 

Arnadar Temple (the most attractive feature of archaeological design some what like a Greek cross),

Dhammayangyi (a temple of massive and finest brick works), and Gawtawpalin ( King Narapati Situ built this graceful temple )

Thabyunyu Temple ( King Alaung Sithu was the donor of this magnificent, white-washed temple, the tallest in Bagan at 201 ft ( 64 m ), 

Sulamuni Temple, ( the pagoda temple like Htilominlo and the Gawdawpalin with better interior lighting. It stands beyond the Dhammayangyi Temple and was built in A.D. 1181 by Narapatisithu. The interior was once painted with fine frescoes but only traces can be seen today.)

And Panoramic View of sun setting land Bupaya Pagoda (Not far from Gawtawpalin is a pagoda spire in the shape of a gourd in the bank of Ayeyarwady river.

Dinner and overnight in Bagan with Traditional Puppet Show.

Day (3) : Bagan – Mt . Popa – Bagan by coach (B/L/D)

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After breakfast, morning excursion to Mt. Popa (Rose from the ground are result of an earthquake 442 BC. Mt. Popa, known as Myanmar of Olympia, is 30 miles away from Bagan and is also a place, believed to be spiritual world.

Mt. Popa, a 1500 meters (4981 feet) high and extinct volcano, is surrounded by EVER GREEN reserved forest with a MONKEY VILLAGE.

You can seen Myanmar Villagers living their way of life between Bagan – Mt Popa road. And you can drink Myanmar Traditional Liquor at road.

Lunch and sightseeing in Popa surrounding Area and Popa Resort Hotel & Restaurant. And evening back to Bagan. 

And evening before dinner excursion to Lacquer wear shop and sightseeing and shopping the ancient time till today, master-pieces of Lacquer wares are the pride of Bagan. Those who visited Bagan can’t control anymore without buying souvenirs such as ashtrays, bowls, jeweler boxes, trays and so on. Overnight in Bagan.

Day (4) : Bagan - Mandalay ( B/L/D) by flight

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Mandalay was founded by Myanmar’s second last monarch King Mindon, who was the most religious of his dynasty. He earned merit from many pagodas and hundreds of monasteries that he built in Mandalay and its environs.

After breakfast, check out hotel, fly to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay airport, 

continue tour sightseeing in Mandalay featuring Mandalay Museum and Palace Houses a collection of article such as Royal costume Palm-Leave Manuscripts, Wood carving, Palace hall, King office, King bed room, Queen bed room, Palace tower. Enjoy your lunch at local restaurant.

After that transfer to Hotel Mandalay***. Check in hotel and relax for a while.

Afternoon excursion to Yaw Min Gyi Oke Kyaung, at the foot of Mandalay Hill is a two storied building very much in the Western style with tall columns, grand flights of stairs and arched doorway.

Sightseeing in Mandalay Hill which is panoramic view of the city Mandalay. Gave the city its name. Alothough thecity was officially named Yadanabon or Mound of Gems, people always called it after the name of the hill. The hill top offers unforgettable sunset views of the city, the palace walls and the Ayeyarwaddy River. 

Before dinner sightseeing in Mahamuni Pagoda was built to enshrine the Maha Muni Image, nearly 13ft (4m) high. It is covered with so much gold leaf that its body has lost all proportion. Only the face washed with ceremony each dawn, is not allowed to be gilded. Each of the four walkways leading to it has a different character according to the wares sold in the shops. One is lined with the descendents of the Brahmin astrologers who served at court, practicing the same profession of telling fortunes and writing astrological readings on elaborately decorated palm-leaf packets for new-born bodies. And the traditional handicraft workshops one can see marble works and wood carvings. Dinner and night stop in Mandalay.

Day (5) : Mandalay – Ava- Sagaing (B/L/D)

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After breakfast, (08:30 )am, excursion to Amapura and Innwa (Ava), visit Bagaya Ancient Monastery, Mae Nu Oak Kyaung, U Bein Bridge ( this mile (1.6km) long wooden bridge across Taung Thaman Lake was built with discarded palace timbers which have stood firm for over 150 years. Monks and Lay people stroll its length in the evenings, looking out over the placid waters of the Lake. Lunch at local restaurant.
The beer and iced-drinks stalls on the backs sell fried fish caught fresh from the lake. And finished lunch, proceed to Sagaing Hill, Swan Oo Ponnyashin Pagoda, U Min Thone Sae Pagoda, Silver Ware work, Earthen Pottery work. Dinner and overnight in Mandalay.

Day (6) : Mandalay – Heho Airport – Inle Lake (B/L/D) by flight

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Inlay lake stretches 11 miles (17.7km) in the Nyaungshwe basin of southern Shan State at an altitude of 2918ft (889m) above sea level. ringed with mountain ranges that disappear into the far mist in hues of purple and blue, the lake is a heaven for waterfowl and other birds, some of which are endangered species. The lake is the home to the Inthar national race; many of whom live in stilted houses built over the water, which is only 20ft (6m) at its deepest.

Morning check out hotel, drive to airport, fly to Heho airport and arrive at Heho airport . A via air port city of Inle Lake. Transfer to Nyaung Shwe, on the way of Heho – Nyaung Shwe there are so many of Nepalese people houses, visit to their houses to see their way of life and their culture, pay visit to Bamboo Paper making work shop. Continue to Taunggyi, a capital of Shan State. Arrive to Aye Thar Yar Vine yard, have your lunch among the terraces of Vine trees. Taste a little bit of grapes Wine.
Then continue to Nyaung Shwe, where Inle Lake is situated. Arrive to the Lake and transfer to your Hotel: Paramount Inle Resort or Inle Hupin hotel the floating hotel that is situated near the Nan Pan village.

Tour highlight: (By Boat)

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, a master piece site of this program. Devotees have covered the five images countless thousands of times with gold leaf, transforming them into round, golden lumps. The festival at this pagoda is the most important and joyous event of Shan State, with pilgrims from the region and all over the country travelling great distances to participate in the annual event. . Study Brass smith work shop, silk weaving workshop, and Cheroot making work shop, Enjoying scenic beauty of Shan Plateau. Observation and studying on traditional style of leg-rowers. Observation on floating agriculture practiced by local dwellers.
Observation migratory birds. 65 Species of water birds and other aquatic plants and animals and 15 Species of Butterfly. Dinner and overnight in Inle.

Day (7) : Inle Lake – Heho Airport – Rangoon (B/L/D) by flight

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Breakfast at hotel, check out hotel and drive to Heho Airport, fly to Rangoon at evening, arrive at Yangon airport night.

Transfer to hotel and relax in hotel, dinner and overnight in hotel.

 

Day (8) : Departure Day (B/L) ( 17:45 )pm

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Breakfast at hotel, pick up by guide, shopping and sightseeing to Bogyoke Aung San Market, a shopping center of Rangoon, which is a great place to pride up traditional and not traditional handicrafts, artworks, small antiques and junk jewellery.
Enjoy your lunch at local restaurant. After that drive to airport, fly back your home land.

 

Price included :

  • Airport transfer
  • English speaking throughout guide
  • 3 star Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Full board meals
  • Entrance fees for specific program
  • Domestic flight fare for (Yangon – Bagan – Heho – Yangon)
  • All transfer and transportation with private air conditioned vehicle
  • Boat fees (Inle Lake)
  • Porter charges for 2 lags.

Price Excluded :

  • Beverages
  • Laundry service
  • Visa
  • International flight fare
  • Mini bar and phone call
  • Nature of other personal uses
  • Hotel Category
 Place  Hotel Name (***)  Room Type  No.of Night
 Yangon  Summit Park View Hotel (or) Inya Lake Hotel (or) Similar  Deluxe  2
 Bagan  Ayer River View Hotel (or) Similar  Deluxe  2
 Mandalay  MandalyHotel Mandalay (or) Similar  Deluxe  2
 Inle Lake  Inle LakeParamount Inle Resort (or) Hupin Hotel (or) Similar  Deluxe  1

 

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