CLASSIC TOUR IN MYANMAR

Length

6 DAYS

Type of tour

CULTURE

Type of service

PRIVATE

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TRIP OVERVIEW

  Experience the magic of Burma in a short but comprehensive 6-day Classic Myanmar Tour to discover the wonders of the country.

Visit the Shwedangon Pagoda in Yangon considered to be the most sacred monument in Myanmar, Bagan, the legendary capital of the Burmese Kingdom, and the old cities of Amarapura, Ava and Sagaing.

Cruise around Inle Lake on a private boat to discover the daily lifestyle of fishermen, craft workshops, the iconic ‘one-legged paddling’ fishermen and explore the impressive archaeological site of Indein.

This suggested itinerary can be customised according to your travel needs as well as combined with other routes.

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Length : 6D 5N
From : YANGON
To :YANGON
Destinations : Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Indein

ITINERARY

01. ARRIVE IN YANGON - CITY TOUR

Shwedagon Pagoda © Gabriele StoiaShwedagon Pagoda

Welcome meeting by our staff upon arrival in Yangon and transfer to the hotel.

Following this, we start our tour with a scenic walk among the magnificent colonial buildings and the new skyscrapers, a symbol of the recent economic progress of the country.

Visit the 3rd-century Sule Pagoda, now part of the city’s economy.

The day ends with the visit to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred in Myanmar. The massive bell of the stupa is gold-plated while the very top is tipped with diamonds, rubies, sapphires and topazes. An absolute must-see and the best spot to start this extraordinary trip to Myanmar. 

Included : Private pick up from them airport, tour guide, tickets, private transportation and hotel

02. BAGAN

Htilo-Minlo TempleHtilo Minlo – Bagan

Early morning transfer to the airport for the domestic flight to Bagan, the ancient capital Arimaddanapura of the Pagan Kingdom between the 9th and 13th centuries.

Bagan was for many decades the centre of religious studies since the time of the Khmer Kingdom. Of the estimated 10,000 temples constructed, the remains of about 2,200 temples have survived over 700 years of history.

We visit the colourful and crowded local market: a unique opportunity to see the local folklore and to learn about the Burmese daily lifestyle. We carry on with the visit to the Shwezigon Pagoda, a prototype of the stupas later built in Myanmar, to get an insight into the rich historical heritage of Bagan’s archaeological complex.

Afterwards we visit the Wetkyi-In Gu-Byauk-Gyi temple, known for its wall paintings telling the story of the Jataka (previous births of Buddha), then on to the two-storey temple Htilo-Minlo, known for its plaster sculptures.

After lunch we continue to the Ananda temple, one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of Bagan, built in the early Mon-Myanmar style. 

Next, we go to the That-Byin-Nyu temple built in the 12th century and the tallest in Bagan, then to the Dhamma Yangy temple known for its unique brick construction and to the Gawdawpalin temple

We end the day with a romantic sunset from Nyaung The het Hill.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, tour guide, tickets, domestic flight and private transportation 

03. MANDALAY - AMARAPURA

U-Bein-bridge © Gabriele StoiaU Bein bridge

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the domestic flight to Mandalay, former capital of Myanmar and the best place to appreciate the Burmese art and traditions. 

We continue to Amarapura, the ‘city of immortality’, twice the capital of Myanmar in the 18th and 19th centuries, known today for its fine silk and cotton production. We visit the Bagaya Monastery, built with 276 wooden columns, to see the famous collection of Buddha images. 

Next, we continue to the famous U-Bein Bridge over Lake Taungtaman. Built in 1850, its remarkable length of 1200 metres makes it the longest wooden bridge in the world. 

In the afternoon we continue our visit to the Mahamuni Pagoda, a major pilgrimage site, known for its revered images depicting the life of Buddha. 

We visit a craft workshop to learn about the ancient tradition of making ‘gold leaves‘ as an offering to Buddha statues. 

We continue to the Ku-Tho-Daw Pagoda – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – containing the world’s largest book in the form of 729 marble slabs on which are inscribed the Buddhist scriptures. We then visit the Shwe Nandaw Monastery or “Golden Palace Monastery” known for its teak carvings.

The day ends with an exciting sunset from Mandalay Hill.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, tour guide, tickets, domestic flight and private transportation 

04. INLE LAKE

Indei Pagoda Complex © Gabriele Stoia - In Asia TravelIndein Pagoda Complex

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the domestic flight to Heho.

Upon arrival, transfer to Nyaung Shwe pier to board on a private boat and we explore the southern part of Inle Lake.

We delve into the narrow canals of the lake, surrounded by a stunning natural environment and we head to a small village inhabited by the Pa O tribe.

From the village we continue along an old path that leads to a 13th century monastery and to the impressive ruins of the Indein Pagoda Complex, the astounding archaeological site housing hundreds of Buddhist Pagodas hidden under vegetation and dating back to the 14th-18th centuries. The main stupa, located on the top of the hill, offers a breath-taking view of the surrounding mountains.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, tour guide, tickets, domestic flight and private transportation 

05. INLE LAKE - YANGON

One leg rower © Lauda D'AddioOne leg rower – Inle Lake

After breakfast we continue with the cruise on lake Inle to discover ethnic and handicraft villages: a thrilling experience to see up close the iconic ‘one-legged paddling‘ fishermen, farms, floating gardens and the islets in the lake. 

We visit the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda which houses the 5 most revered images of Buddha in Shan state. 

Late afternoon transfer to Heho airport for the domestic flight to Yangon.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, tour guide, tickets, domestic flight and private transportation 

06. YANGON CITY TOUR - DEPARTURE

Karaweik Barge © Gabriele Stoia - In Asia TravelKaraweik Barge

In the morning we visit the Kandawgyi Park, from where we enjoy a stunning view of the Karaweik barge, the sumptuous palace built in the 70s on a royal barge. 

We end the journey with a visit to the Bogyoke Aung San Market, or “Scott Market” one of the largest bazaars in Yangon, where over 2000 traders sell souvenirs, clothing, precious stones and traditional handicrafts. 

Transfer to Yangon airport for your departure flight.

Included : Tour guide, private transportation and private transfer to the airport

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