A Glimpse into Golden Land

    Duration:
  • 6 Days/ 5 Nights
  • Tour Code:
  • ODY - 007

Visit Bogyoke Aung San Market, China Town and Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon on your arrival day. Head to Mandalay and environs ,the religious hub of the country, home of key traditional arts and crafts like gold embroidery, hand weaving of silk and cotton, stone and wood carving, bronze castling ,silver wares and many more. Spend a day for Ava, Sagaing Hill, Amarapura and the other day for Mingun. From Mandalay, continue the journey to Inle and take a scenic boat trip to explore the Lake. Lastly, end the tour with the visit to Indein which is about 4 hours return boat ride and explore ancient stupas as well as Pa-Oh tribes village. Back to Yangon to catch your flight back to home.

Tour package start from: USD 1030 /per person (based on 2 travelers)

(Valid from 1st May, 2016 to 30th Sep, 2016, minimum 2 pax per booking)

Day 1: Yangon Arrival

  • Yangon arrival in the afternoon. (Itinerary can be adjusted base on your flight time)
  • You will be met & greet by your guide at the airport and transfer to hotel for check-in.
  • After freshen up, head to Bogyoke Aung San market (Scott market) – this popular market in downtown area offers a good selection of gem stones, traditional fabric & costumes, handicrafts, arts & paintings, souvenirs, etc.
  • Before you transfer to Bogyoke Market, you can take some times to do shopping before going home. Bargain …bargain…bargain before buying anything. (This market is closed on Mondays & Gazetted Holidays. In the event when tour dates coincide with the market holidays, we will arrange a suitable activity.)
  • And if you wish, can also visit Chinatown (in central Yangon) where you can find a colorful cacophony of restaurants, temples and markets.
  • Continue to a local tea shop to experience a local’s life and tea culture! Select from an array of snacks and enjoy a cup of tea as you sit amid friendly locals.
  • Drive to the great Shwedagon Pagoda for sunset appreciation in the evening.
  • Transfer back to your hotel and overnight in Yangon.

  • Shwedagon Pagoda

    Shwedagon Pagoda -this 98-meter gilded stupa is Myanmar’s Holiest Buddhist Shrine that contains relics of the past four Buddhas. It used to be only 18 meters tall. From 1453 to 1472 it was raised to 40 meters. The stupa was rebuilt many times until it reached its current height of 98 meters in the 18th century.

Day 2: Yangon - Mandalay - Ava - Sagaing Hill - Amarapura - Mandalay

  • Check out from hotel and head to Yangon domestic airport to catch up your early morning flight to Mandalay. Your guide will pick you up at the airport.
  • Then, you will start exploring this city of ancient kings. Drive to Ava, visit the old wooden Bagayar Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace and Fort. There are many small villages located amid Ava’s ruins and as you travel, you’ll get a glimpse of local life in the Myanmar countryside.
  • Return toward the city and continue to Sagaing Hill. Discover the numerous Buddhist monasteries; Uminthonze Pagoda and Sunooponnyashin Pagoda. Behold the panoramic view of Mandalay city.
  • After that, head to Amarapura to visit U Bein Bridge (200 year old world’s longest teak bridge. Stroll along and learn about the local way of living. Fishermen in the still waters, monks streaming crimson from one end to other, locals biking from shore to shore on their way home from work, etc). Appreciate the most beautiful sunset.
  • Then, visit silk-weaving workshops to observe how this piece of traditional fabric is made.
  • Back to Mandalay in the evening and check in at the hotel.
  • Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 3: Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay Sightseeing

  • After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up and then proceed to Gawwein jetty for a short boat ride up river to reach Mingun which is located at the other side of the Ayeyarwaddy River.
  • Along the way, we will be able to observe the beautiful scenery and local way of living.
  • Sightseeing will be covered going to Pathodawgyi – one of the famous monuments in the world. This world’s largest unfinished pagoda in central Myanmar was built by King Bodawpaya around the place. The building of Mingun Pahtodawgyi started in 1791 which was intentionally left unfinished by the King. If the construction had been completed, it would have been the largest in the world at 150 meters.
  • Next, visit Mingun Bell (Said to be one of the world’s largest ringing bells dated A.D 2000). After that, we will head back to Mandalay
  • Visit Atumashi Monastery – a huge grandiose structure surrounded by five graduated rectangular terraces. It was considered one of Southeast Asia’s most magnificent building.
  • Transfer back to your hotel and overnight in Mandalay.

  • Mya Theindan Pagoda

    Mya Theindan Pagoda- built by King Bagyidaw in 1816 . It is also know as Hsinbyume Pagoda. It is built as a representation of the Sulamani Pagoda and in accordance to the Buddhist cosmology, the Pagoda stands atop Mount Meru. The seven terraces around the pagoda represent the seven mountain ranges around Mount Meru.

  • Golden Palace Monastery or Shwe Kyaung

    Golden Palace Monastery or Shwe Kyaung – a historic Buddhist monastery located near Mandalay Hill. Wonderful teak wood and details in their original form. The king Mindon old palace and when he died his son, the last king Thibaw move to out of palace and donation to the chief Monk.

  • Mandalay Hill

    Mandalay Hill – the best place to enjoy the sunrise or sunset over the city plains here because of the stunning views. Then, visit to Myanmar traditional handicraft workshops – art of gold leaves making.

Day 4: Mandalay - Inle

  • After breakfast, check out from hotel and leave for airport. Take morning flight to Heho (Inle). Met up by your station guide at the airport upon arrival.
  • Drive to Nyaung Shwe jetty and take your boat ride to the hotel. Enjoy the breathtaking lake view along the way.
  • After hotel check in, your Inle sightseeing starts. First, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda – one of the famous principal shrines and the important religious site in the Shan State. The pagoda houses five small golden Buddha images but they have been covered with so many gold leaves that it is impossible to see their original structure.
  • Next, head to Ywama village, largest village on the lake – home to the skilled silversmiths & ceremonial silverwares. Then, visit lotus & silk weaving villages & traditional handicraft workshops at Inpawkhon village as well as Shan cheroot making workshop at Nam Pan village.
  • We will continue to observe floating gardens (observe how Inle locals grow vegetables & fruit in large gardens that float on the surface of the lake).
  • Back to your hotel and overnight in Inle.

Day 5: Inle - Indein - Inle

  • After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will take you on a boat trip to visit Indein – a Pa-Oh tribe village located on the western banks of the lake and travel down a small canal covered in hundreds of ancient stupas & enjoy the mesmerizing view of the lake. Visit Pa-Oh villages to get to know and interact with the simple & friendly Pa-Oh tribes. You can leisurely go around for sightseeing around the ancient pagodas.
  • Then visit ShweIndein pagoda, ancient and crumbling, ornate with stucco carvings of mythical animals. Take a boat ride back to your hotel.
  • Overnight in Inle (Nyaung Shwe).

Day 6: Inle - Yangon - International Departure

Departure

Departure

  • Check out from the hotel and head to airport to fly back to Yangon via morning flight.
  • Upon arrival at Yangon domestic airport, claim your luggage and transfer to Yangon international terminal to take your international departure flight.
  • End of the tour and we hope to see you again.

Service Include

  • Hotel accommodations on twin sharing basis (inclusive of daily breakfast)
  • Transfer and sightseeing by private car (driver inclusive)
  • Entrance fees & zone fees
  • English-speaking station guide fees
  • 3 sector domestic flights ( Yangon – Mandalay / Mandalay – Heho / Heho – Yangon )
  • Boat fees ( Mingun, Ava & Inle Lake )
  • Horse cart fee in Ava
  • GST

Service Exclude

  • Meals / Drinks
  • International Flights
  • Visa fees (contact us for further information)
  • Personal expenses such as camera fees, laundry services, tips
  • Insurances (personal, health, travel, etc.)
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Surcharge for VISA & MasterCard payments
  • The places that are not mentioned in the program

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