Classic Myanmar

09 Nights / 10 Days

Overview

Explore the Mystical Mainland of Southeast-Asia —- The Myanmar. Classic Myanmar Tour takes you to Yangon also known as Rangoon, the former capital of Myanmar. Visit to ancient temples of Bagan, learn ancient architecture and stories of 10-13thCentury Myanmar Kingdom. Enjoy short trip by boat on Ayeyarwaddy River to the world’s largest sounding bell “Mingun” Bell. Take a break at Inle Lake which is surrounded by mountains and watch ancient fishing method of unique leg rowers.

Highlights

  • Shwe Dagon Pagoda
  • Temple field of Bagan from 11 century
  • Mount. Popa, an extinct volcano with it’s shrine
  • Sunset from Mandalay Hill
  • Mingun Bell and unfinished Pathodawgyi
  • Sagaing covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries
  • Indein Ruin Pagodas

Yangon

Bagan

Mandalay

Inle Lake

Tour Route

2 Nights

Yangon

2 Nights

2 Nights

Bagan

2 Nights

2 Nights

Mandalay

2 Nights

2 Nights

Inle Lake

2 Nights

1 Night

Yangon

1 Night

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10

Arrive Yangon

Upon arrival in Yangon International Airport you are met and transferred to your pre booked Hotel.

Yangon has been the capital of Myanmar since the British transformed it into their administrative centre of future India. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one of the most fascinating capitals of South East Asia.

Today, you will have your first impression of Shwedagon Pagoda “rising 326 feet, glittering with gold like sudden hope in the dark night of the soul” write by Somerset Maugham in his “Gentlemen in the parlor” certainly claimed to be the world richest golden stupa of two thousand five hundred years old. The golden dome rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold along with numeric precious stones such as jade, ruby, sapphire and diamond including a 76 carat solid diamond on its top.

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Yangon

Yangon

Breakfast at the Hotel

City tour in Yangon features: visit to Botataung Pagoda said to have enshrinement of Buddha hair relic. Then, the tour leads along Strand Road, into Mahabandoola Street, through India-town and China-town, photo stop near Sule Pagoda with its golden chedi, which makes a useful landmark in downtown Yangon and impressive colonial style government buildings such as the City Hall, Immanuel Baptist Church, High Court, central fire department and many pastel- painted shops and apartments. Later visit to Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott Market, a sprawling 75 year old shopping complex noted for its variety of handicrafts and other items which provide an excellent opportunity for a shopping spree.

Afternoon visit Chaukhtatgyi colossal reclining Buddha Imageand we make a short stop at the Royal Lake where we can admire the view of the Karaweik Hall overlooking this scenic lake.
In the afternoon, you will have chance to taste Myanmar Hi-tea at historic The Strand Hotel.
In the evening, walk the busy streets of China town and get to taste Myanmar Beer with BBQ at roadside restaurant (on own expense).

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Yangon

Yangon – Bagan (By Flight)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later you are transferred to Yangon Airport to board Flight for Bagan. Upon arrival in Bagan Airport you are met and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

Sightseeing in Bagan archaeological zone. Highlights; Gawdawpalin, one of the largest and most imposing Monument in Bagan, Shwegugyi temple of transitional in style between the early and late Bagan period, Thabyinnyu temple, the highest monument of universal science, Shwesandaw temple, for panoramic view of entire ruins, Dhammyangyi, unique of double Image of Buddha, Myingabar Gubyaukgyi , meaning “great painted cave temple” for its exquisite mural paintings, Myazedi pillar inscribed in four language mainly Myanmar, Mon, Pali and Pyu, Manhua temple with captive king’s impression of life imprisonment and Abeyadana temple famous for it’s fine mural paintings on Mahayana Buddhism. Visit one of the lacquer ware workshop to observe process of traditional Myanmar souvenir.

Enjoy sunset from either newly built watch tower or one of the ruins.

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Bagan

Bagan – Popa – Bagan (Drive)

Breakfast at hotel

Depart for Mt. Popa (45 km, approx 1 ½ hour). Mt. Popa, an extinct volcano with its shrine dedicated to animist spirits, known as “Nats”. On the way observe local daily life activities such as toddy palm juice extracting, sweet ball (brown sugar) making process and hand drill edible oil production etc. For the energetic, time to climb the 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the hill. Return to Bagan and continue visit some of the major ruins.

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Bagan

Bagan – Mandalay (Flight) & Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay (Drive)

Breakfast at the hotel

Later you are transferred to Bagan Airport to board flight for Mandalay. Mandalay is the last kingdom as well as the center of the Myanma cultural, tradition, arts and crafts has long been known as a centre of skilled craftsmanship and in former times supplied the royal courts.

Upon arrival at Mandalay Airport meet and greet by our representative and proceed to Mayan Chan jetty and board on a local fishermen boat for Mingun across Ayeyarwadyriver. Observe the world’s largest ringing bell casted by Bodawpaya in 1080 weighing 55555 viss which calculated equal to 90 tons and MingunPahtodawgyi, an enormous pile of bricks is all that remain of King Bodawpaya ambition to make it the world’s largest Buddhist stupa. After a visit of beautiful MyaThein Tan Pagoda return to Mandalay and check in at hotel.

Afternoon visit traditional handicraft making process such as wood carving, tapestry weaving, gold leaf hammering etc further visit to foot of Mandalay hill to observe “the largest book” at Kuthodaw Pagoda where entire Buddhist canon have been recorded on stone tablets totaling 729 in number. Shwenandaw “Golden Palace Monastery” ex-palace complex of former Myanmar kings, to observe finest Myanmar wooden architecture

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Mandalay

Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing – Mandalay (Drive)

Breakfast at the hotel

Visit Phayagyi to observe the most revered Mahamuni Image brought by Kind Bodawpaya in 1784 from Rakhine. The 4 meter seated Image was believed to have been casted in 1st century AD but over the year of offering gold leaf offering the figure is 15 cm thicket by gold. After a visit to stone carving, bronze casting and silk weaving process continue to ancient capital of Amapura “meaning city of immortality”. Visit Mahagandayon Monastery, home to several hundred of Buddhist novices and monks and observe the lunch process.

Afternoon proceed to Sagaing, covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing hill is widely regarded as the religious centre of Myanmar and is home of 6000 monks and nun, 100 meditation centers. On your way visit traditional bronze casting, silver smith works which Sagaing is famous for. Sagaing become the capital of independence of Shan around 1315 after fall of Bagan. Visit Tilawkaguru cave temple filled with impressive mural painting date back from 1672, Umin Thounzeh cave temple with multitude of seated Buddha statues and KaungmudawPaya, further west towards Monywar is enormous white dome rise 64 meter. Enjoy fantastic sunset view from the 200 year old U Bein teak bridge span across Thaungthaman Lake at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital. Return to Mandalay.

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Mandalay

Mandalay – Heho (By Flight) & Heho – Inle (Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later you are transferred to Mandalay Airport to board flight for Heho.

Upon arrival in Heho Airport you are met and transferred to Inle Lake (approx. 1 hour). Upon arrival at NyaungShwe board on a traditional long and tall motorized boat for a sightseeing tour of the lake. Travelling on the lake is an exhilarating experience for nature lovers and a chance to observe the unique traditions of the Intha people. Wonder unique leg rowing fishermen, floating firms, houses and monasteries on the stilt etc. Visit Nampam market which schedules on shore to be held here to day. Continue visit floating village of Ywama, the lake’s downtown and largest village on the Inlay Lake, 11 century PhaungdawOo pagoda housing five sacred Buddha Images, the weaving village of Inpawkhon, famous for traditional silk-weaving, Se Gaung Village, famous for the blacksmith work and Nan Pan Village with cheroot making and boat-building dockyards etc and end your day with a visit famous Ngaphechaung, a museum like monastery where old belongings of many monasteries are restored. Transfer to hotel and check-in.

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Inle

Inle – Indein (Drive)

Breakfast at the hotel

Visit one of the market day which schedules on shore to be held here today. Later, enjoy another boat tour to Indein, at the western end of the Lake. The boat takes you through a long channel where you watch the farmers cultivate their produce. This ride is one of the most scenic boat tours in Lake Inle. You will find Indein village and continue by a stair path leading to the hidden and unknown INN DEIN PAGODA complex: approximate 1,050 stupas of 15 century. The market is of most attractive of its kind in the region and site is fantastic with rows of shops along the walk way.

Return to Inle Lake and continue visit Myay Ni Gone Village for weaving of fabrics from lotus and finally Kay Lar Village to observe floating plantations etc.

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Inle

Inle – Heho (Drive) & Heho – Yangon (By Flight)

Breakfast at the hotel and rest of the morning free

Afternoon you are transferred to Heho Airport to board Flight for Yangon. Upon arrival in Yangon Airport you are met and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Yangon

Leave Yangon

Today you are transferred to Yangon Airport to board flight for Onward Journey.

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Pricing*

– £1865 / $2575 per person for a minimum of 2 travellers on a twin or double sharing basis.
– £675 / $930 for single room supplement.

Price valid till 30th April 2023 & based in Standard Hotels.

Included

  • Accommodation on Twin / Double Sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Private Transfers
  • City Sightseeing
  • Air Conditioned Private Car with Driver
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Entrances to Monuments
  • Boat Ride as mentioned in the program
  • Domestic Flight as per Program

Not Included

  • International Flight
  • Insurance
  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Meals -Lunch and Dinner not mentioned in program
  • Camera and Video charges
  • Tips
  • Visa Charges

* Terms and Conditions Apply

  1. Prices applicable for standard hotels, luxury accommodations available on request.
  2. Prices valid upto 30th April 2023.
  3. Christmas and New Year supplement applicable extra.
  4. Local taxes apply.

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