Myanmar Spectacle Tour - 6 Days
A Private Tour visiting Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake & Yangon
Day 1 - Yangon
Your Tour Guide will meet you on arrival at Yangon International Airport to accompany you to your hotel. This afternoon, an orientation drive acquaints you to the Historic Buildings of Colonial-Days and the Sule Pagoda, in the heart of Yangon.
Take a short walking tour of the downtown and browse the hundred stalls of Bo Gyoke Aung San Market (also known as Scott’s Market). Afterwards, you will head for Chauk Htat Gyi Temple; there is time to marvel at a gigantic reclining Buddha image. Stop for photos at the Kandawgyi Gardens beholding the Karaweik Hall, a royal floating barge, and a backdrop of lush trees and an idyllic lake.
The day ends at Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the fairest place and most spectacular religious monuments in the world, surrounded by an array of temples, shrines and pavilions. Take your time to be at this truly spectacular and remarkable highlight.
Enjoy the dinner and overnight in Yangon. (D)
Day 2 - Yangon – Bagan
Rise before daybreak and you will be assisted to the airport for your flight to Bagan.
Upon arrival in Bagan, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Highlights on this morning's tour include Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of pagodas in Myanmar, Wetkyi-in Gu Byauk Gyi Temple with fine tempera mural paintings depicting the life stories of Buddha, and Ananda Temple, the most aesthetically beautiful monument in Bagan.
Enjoy a lunch at a riverside restaurant. In the afternoon, you may take a siesta or visit a lacquer craftsman’s workshop to discover the intricate process of making lacquer wares.
Continue to Manuha Temple with a large seated Buddha Image, enshrined in a relatively small sanctum, illustrating the melancholy of a confined king, and Nanbaya Temple with noted perforated windows and friezes, a unique sandstone monument that is said to have been the residence of King Manuha.
Next, you will proceed to Myingaba Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, a Mon-style temple renowned for its fine frescoes, preserved by UNESCO.
A visit to Bupaya on the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River, a perfect spot to enjoy a magnificent sunset, will conclude the day.
Enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant and overnight in Bagan. (B, L, D).
Day 3 - Bagan – Amarapura – Mandalay
This morning, you will be assisted to the airport for your flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival at Mandalay Airport, you will drive directly to Amarapura to visit Mahagandayone Monastery, home to some 800 monks and one of the most prestigious monasteries in Myanmar.
Afterwards, you will take a stroll over a historic bridge, known as U Bein Bridge and originally built in 1851, spanning over the Taungthaman Lake. Proceed to your hotel for check-in.
Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant.
On this afternoon's sightseeing, a visit is firstly made to Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay's most fabled religious monument where you will have an awe inspiring view of a Buddha image covered with chunky layers of gold foils.
Continue to Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung (or Golden Palace Monastery) to marvel at a superb traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda (also known as the world’s largest book), consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. If time permits, visit a craftsman’s workshop to see Kalaga tapestries being created. Be sure to watch the sunset from Mandalay Hill.
Enjoy a dinner at your hotel and overnight in Mandalay. (B, L, D).
Day 4 - Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake
This morning, you will be assisted to the airport for your flight to Heho. Upon arrival at Heho Airport, a scenic drive to Inle Lake.
Continue by boat to your hotel for check-in. An excursion by boat on Inle Lake will include seeing the famous leg-rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and village life.
Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant on the lake.
The highlights on the lake are Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Nga Phe Chaung Monastery with a collection of ancient Shan-style Buddha images and other sights such as blacksmiths, silversmiths, weaving looms, etc. There is time to take a delight in a captivating sunset behind the mountain.
Enjoy a dinner at your hotel and overnight on the lake. (B, L, D).
Day 5 - Inle Lake - Yangon
Visit a colourful local market in the Inle Lake region.
Proceed by boat and car to Heho Airport for your flight to Yangon. If time permits, you will make a brief stop at a monastery en route.
Enjoy a lunch at a simple local restaurant. Relax during the flight with distinctive and varied aerial views over the mountain ranges with lush trees, the fertile plain, and the paddy fields of delta region.
Upon arrival, you will be assisted to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure to pursue your individual interests.
Enjoy a dinner at your hotel and overnight in Yangon. (B, L, D).
Day 6 - Yangon - Departure
The tour ends this morning after breakfast. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure.