6 Days Myanmar Classic Tour
YANGON - BAGAN - MANDALAY - INLE LAKE - YANGON (6 Days/
Day 01 Yangon
Meet on arrival at Yangon International Airport and transfer to hotel.
Today’s sightseeing tour includes the old colonial-style city center with
the gilded SULE PAGODA, dating back over 2,000 years, BOGYOKE (SCOTT’S)
MARKET with hundreds of stores and a visit of a gems shop. The tour
continues to CHAUK HTAT GYI, a huge reclining Buddha image followed by a
photo stop made at KARAWEIK HALL, a royal floating barge. An extended visit
to SHWEDAGON PAGODA, one of the world’s most spectacular religious
monuments, will conclude the tour of this picturesque Garden City. The
golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is
covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 02 Yangon – Bagan
Transfer to Yangon Airport for domestic flight to Bagan. Upon arrival in
Bagan, transfer to hotel and proceed for sightseeing starting with the busy
local market and continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the most
important pagodas and temples such as SHWEZIGON PAGODA, built by King
Anawrahta in the early 11th century, KU BYAUK GYI, a temple with exquisite
murals of Jataka scenes, KHAY MIN GA TEMPLE, noted for its spectacular
panoramic view of the area’s many monuments and ANANDA TEMPLE with four huge
standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the
Afternoon, a visit of a lacquer
craftsmen’s workshop in nearby MYINKABA village and sightseeing to MANUHA
TEMPLE, built in mon style in 1059, NANBAYA TEMPLE, a unique sandstone
monument, said to have been the palace of King Manuha and MYINGABA GU
BYAUKGYI TEMPLE, noted for its ancient mural paintings under the protection
of UNESCO. Observe sunset in the vicinity of Bagan’s ancient monuments.
Dinner at a riverside restaurant and overnight in Bagan.
Day 03 Bagan – Mandalay
Transfer to airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival at the
new Mandalay Airport proceed directly to Amarapura. Visit MAHAGANDAYON, a
famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study
and then continue to the 200-year-old U BEIN teak bridge, built in 1782 at
the time when Amarapura was the royal capital. Proceed to SAGAING HILLS, a
retreat for Buddhist devotees, to enjoy a magnificent view over the
surrounding areas. Lunch is taken at a local restaurant.
An afternoon of comprehensive sightseeing in Mandalay includes MAHAMUNI
PAGODA with its spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold
leaves, SHWE INBIN, one of the most outstanding monasteries in the country,
SHWE NAN DAW KYAUNG or GOLDEN PALACE MONASTERY, a superb example of a
traditional wooden building and KUTHODAW PAGODA, known as the world’s
largest book, consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist
scriptures. A visit is also made to a craftsmen’s workshop to see Kalaga
tapestries being created. Dinner and overnight in Mandalay.
Day 04 Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake
Transfer to Mandalay Airport for domestic flight to Heho. Proceed by
road to INLE LAKE (25 km - 1 hour). An excursion by boat on Inle Lake will
include sights of the famous leg-rowers, typical floating gardens, local
methods of fishing and village life. Lunch time at a local restaurant on the
lake. Further visits are made to PHAUNGDAW OO PAGODA, the weaving village of
INPAWKHON and other sights. Dinner and overnight on the lake.
Day 05 Inle Lake – Yangon
Visit a colorful local market in the Inle Lake region, then proceed to
Heho Airport. Lunch time at a simple restaurant en route. Domestic flight to
Yangon and transfer to hotel. Balance of the day at leisure to pursue
individual interests. Dinner and overnight in Yangon.
Day 06 Yangon – Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure.
Tour codes : MH-6D-CT