Gain insight into fascinating cities of Myanmar (Burma) during this one-of-a-kind 9-day private tour! Explore Shwedagon Pagoda; cruise the Irrawaddy river from Mandalay and visit a weaving village and monastery. Navigate dusty paths between the thousands of temples and shrines that speckle the stunning Bagan plain, then fly to Inle Lake and board a boat, back before an elephant exploration.
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Rangoon/Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake - Kalaw
Upon your arrival at Yangon Airport, our tour guide will meet you with Welcoming Signage and then escort you to your hotel.Start your tour by visiting The National Museum.In the afternoon, enjoy the water front of busy Yangon River brief public ferry ride and after a stroll at the Maha Bandoola Park to see colonial-style high court and city hall, head to the lively Indian Town and Chinatown.Explore Bogyoke (Scott) Market to see Myanmar's wide range of handicrafts and exotic souvenirs.In the evening, enjoy the sunset to the Great Shwedagone Pagoda built the most prominent monument in Yangon which dominates the sky with golden flash, giant spires and holy relics.Overnight in Yangon.
After leisure breakfast, pick up from your hotel and drive to the jetty for a local ferry across Yangon River. Once across, a one hour drive will take us to Twante village which has very much retained its original character. The road is extremely bumpy and you should be prepared for an uncomfortable yet very interesting ride, which provides a glimpse of life on and along the famous Twante Canal. After a tour to Shwesandaw Pagoda, we can take a leisure bike to the pottery area where a large part of the population in Twante is engaged in production pottery. Walking through the many workshops where locals are busy molding pots, we will be able to observe this very traditional craft. Then transfer back to Yangon and leisure at hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Yangon.
Rangoon/Yangon - Bagan
Today, we leave for flight to Bagan. Start your tour by visiting Nyaung U Farmer Market and a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples, such as Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; the Wetkyiin Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, as well as the elegant Htilominlo temple, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes; the Ananda Temple, with four huge standing Buddha images and Ananda Okkyaung, a small red brick monastery, one of the few received plants is next door from the time of the early Bagan. At the inner walls are designs from that 18. Continue to famous Dhammayangyi Temple and Sula Mani Temples.In the afternoon visit Myinkaba. This village is well known for its lacquerware workshops and has also a number of interesting temples, as Nanphaya Temple,which has very nice frescoes inside. Enjoy your soothing sunset at Shwesandaw Pagoda.Overnight in Bagan.
After Breakfast, you will visit one of local village to discover the real life, how much different compare to other side of the world. Some candies or small gifts would be a great thing for local children. Then driving excursion to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano with its shrines dedicated to animist spirits known as “Nats”. For the energetic, time to climb up the 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the volcanic plug. On the way back, visit palm sugar workshop.In the evening, enjoy sunset from the Ayeyarwaddy River by boat with cocktail.Overnight at Hotel in Bagan.
Bagan - Mandalay
Air transfer to Mandalay,Visit Mandalay's major attractions of Mahamuni Pagoda. Continue our trip to the world-known Kuthodaw Pagoda, holding the world's largest book carved Buddhism scriptures on 729 marble slabs. After lunch, continue the tour visiting the Mandalay Palace & Fort. Later, we will visit Shwenandaw Kyaung, a traditional modern monastery with carved panels telling the past-life stories of the Buddha. The friendly monks in the monastery will leave you a lifetime memory for your surprise-full Myanmar tours.Our last stop will be the Mandalay Hill. Atop the hill, Buddha once prophesied that a grand city, that is Mandalay of present day, would rise in the 2400th year of his faith. Taking in a panoramic view of the whole city, you might find yes sometimes prophecy does come true.Overnight in Mandalay.
Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake
Morning transfer to the airport for flight to Heho. Arrival at Heho airport Meet and greet then we drive to Nyaung Shwe. At Nyaung Shwe, you have to go jetty and take special chatter boat to your floating hotel in the Lake. After check-in, begins a full day sightseeing tour by charter boat on Inle Lake floating village of Heya Ywama and weaving, Padaung tribes (long neck women) silk weaving village which the highlights are the unique and famous leg– rowering, typical floating hundred colorful market; floating garden and fishing method; Visits to Phaung–daw-Oo pagoda; Nga Phe Chaung Monastery.Continue visit to Inpawkhon weaving village, own fish farm, fisherman net and cheroot making at Pauk Par village. Return to hotel on the way we pass through the Floating gardens of Hydroponic system (especially tomato, others vegetables. Then back to hotel in Nyaung shwe.Overnight in Nyaung Shwe.
Inle Lake is often called the “Venice of the East.”This morning visit a traditional 5 day market. The 5 day market rotates around the villages and towns of Shan State. Then, enjoy a boat trip to Indein, located on the western shores of the lake. Your boat journey takes you through a long channel where you can watch the farmers cultivate their produce. You will visit some of the most scenic areas in the region. The idyllic site of Indein with its 17th century ruins of pagodas is an 'Indiana Jones' type setting. Stroll along the trail among the bamboo groves and explore the craft villages.Then we transfer to hotel and leisure at the balance of the day.Overnight at Hotel in Nyaung Shwe.
Kalaw - Kalaw
After breakfast, we drive to Kalaw to pay a visit to Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp in Magwe village. Upon arrival, be welcomed and take a light refreshment walk tour to the river where elephant bathing. If you have an opportunity to feed, bath the elephants and witness elephant families down in the valley with their bamboo houses. Take 30min exploration of the forest area on elephant back, opportunity to see butterflies, birds and orchids around our conservation area. Return to main camp for lunch. This afternoon, be free to explore around with local trekking guide and you are also welcome to join us by planting regional trees from our nursery in our forest recovery efforts. Then, transfer to Kalaw and drive to hotel.Overnight at Hotel in Kalaw.
Kalaw - Heho - Rangoon/Yangon
Tour ends today. This morning, transfer to Heho for a 1.10hrs flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, enjoy your free time until flight out of Myanmar. Today we will say goodbye to you at the airport.