8 Days

Team's Choice Program (2) (NS-TC-02)

08 Days - 07 Nights
  • Recommended Dates : No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish. Yearly Round
    Starts/Ends : Yangon city
    Tour Type : Landscape & Culture
    Activity Level : Regular Itinerary

    Overview & Tour Highlight :
    • Discover the last royal capital Mandalay and relax on a river boat cruise to Mingun
    • Explore Shan Ethnic Culture and Inthar’s unique one leg rowing, fisherman technique
    • Feel the magnificent temples and dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries of Bagan Era
    • Appreciate amazing Golden Shwedagon Pagoda and Myanmar Culture

Day 1: Mandalay Arrival & Amarapura - Sagaing - Mandalay

Overnight :
• Arrival Mandalay by international flight.
• Meeting and assistance on arrival.
• Drive straight to Amarapura, capital before Mandalay for visiting silk weaving industry cottages.
• Morning visit Amarapura Mahagandayone Monastery where over thousands of monks are dwelling.
• Lunch at Small River Restaurant.
• After lunch, drive to Sagaing, a town at the foot of Sagaing Hills, dotted with hundreds of pagodas, monasteries and nunneries quarters.
• Arrive at Sagaing and visit Soon Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda, perched on the highest hill which offers panoramic views of the valleys and wide Ayeyarwady River.
• Continue to U Min Thonze (Hall of thirty Buddhas).
• If desired, visit silver smith workshops in Yahtaung village.
• Back to Amarapura and proceed to U Bein Bridge for sunset, 1.6km long wooden bridge said to be the longest teak bridge in the world, built over 150 years. The bridge links Amarapura with an island in the middle of Lake Taungthaman, an intermittent body of water which dries up during winter.
• Transfer to Mandalay and hotel check-in.
• Dinner at "A little Bit of Mandalay" Restaurant.
• Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Day 2: Mandalay - Mingun (By Boat) & Mandalay Sightseeing

Overnight :
• Breakfast at hotel.
• Drive to jetty. Take a boat trip about 1 hr to Mingun, located on the western bank of the Ayarwady River.
• Arrive at Mingun and visit huge unfinished Mingun Pagoda built between 1790 and 1797 which was split by earthquake in 1838. It is possibly the world's largest pile of bricks.
• Visit World’s largest working bell of 87 tons cast in 1808 by Bodawpaya and MyaThein Tan pagoda an image of Sulamani Pagoda at the peak of Mount Meru in Tavatimsa plane of nats.
• Back to Mandalay by boat.
• Visit Mahamuni Golden Buddha Image, bronze casting and marble stone cutting craftsmen quarters and gold leaf beaters.
• Lunch at Mya Nandar Restaurant.
• Then, visit Ku Tho Daw Pagoda also known as world's largest book, surrounded by 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist scriptures. It was built by King Mindon in 1857, modeled on the Shwezigon Pagoda at Nyaung U.
• Proceed to Golden Palace Monastery, which was once part of the palace complex where King Mindon lived.
• Evening view the sunset from Mandalay Hill.
• Dinner at Ginki Restaurant.
• Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Day 3: Mandalay - Heho (By AM Flight) & Inle Lake Sightseeing

Overnight :
• Breakfast at hotel.
• After breakfast, check out from the hotel & transfer to the airport to board flight for Heho.
• Arrive at Heho and you are now in the Shan State. Agreeable climate 800 meter above sea level.
• Drive to Nyaung Shwe and on the way, photo stop of Shwe Yan Pyay old wooden monastery, pagoda and museum.
• Take a short boat trip on Inle Lake to reach the hotel.
• Sightseeing by boat on the beautiful Inle Lake home to Inthar national race, many of whom live in stilted houses built over the water. Inle Lake is second largest lake in Myanmar, stretches 11 miles (17.7 km).
• On the boat trip, you will visit the market places, floating villages and floating gardens, silk & lotus stem weaving.
• You can also see Inthar technique of leg-rowing where one leg is wrapped around the paddle to drive the boat and also their traditional way of fishing.
• Lunch at Inthar Lay Restaurant.
• Afternoon: visit the famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Nga Phe Kyaung (Cat jumping) Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries on the lake to see ancient Buddha images.
• Back to hotel by boat and dinner at your hotel.
• Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake.

Day 4: Inle Lake - Indein (By Boat)

Overnight :
• Wake up early in the morning.
• Take a boat trip to Indein located on western bank of the Lake.
• Visit Indein pagoda complex and nearby village of Pa-O hill tribes.
• Indein is on the western banks of Inle Lake. The village is not on the lake but can be reached via a short and enjoyable boat ride through irrigation canals. It is an archaeological site worthy to visit where hundreds of Shan style ruined pagodas stand on slop of a hill. Some of the pagodas dated back to 17th and 18th centuries.
• Return back to hotel and relax.
• Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake.

Day 5: Inle Lake - Heho - Bagan (By AM Flight) & Bagan Sightseeing

Overnight :
• Breakfast at hotel.
• After breakfast, check out from the hotel & transfer to the airport to board flight for Bagan.
• Arrive Bagan and hotel check-in. Bagan on the banks of the Ayerwaddy River is home to the largest area of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world, many dating to the 11th and 12th centuries. The shape and construction of each building is highly significant in Buddhism with each component part taking on spiritual meaning.
• Privately guided temple tours are included as part of your experience. These will be tailor- made by your guide to suit individual interests, pace, the weather and the movements of other tourists.
• We have listed a number of the most distinctive temples and sites that you may be interested in visiting.
• Start for highlight sightseeing in Bagan.
Choice will be made out of the 2800 pagodas and temples to visit the most interesting ones like:
• Eg>>>Visit Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawratha but not completed until the reign of Kyansitthar.
• Kyansithar Umin, long dimly lit corridors decorated with frescoes.
• Htilominlo Temple, 150ft high temple with fine plaster carvings, glazed sandstone decorations in the base.
• Ananda Temple, one of the most beautiful temples in Bagan built by King Kyansitthar.
• Lunch at Sarabar II Restaurant or Art@Bagan Restaurant.
• Myinkaba Gu Byauk Gyi Temple with mural paintings, then to Manuha Temple which houses four immense Buddha images, Myinkaba lacquerware village to see the manufacturing stages.
• Enjoy the sunset boat on Ayarwaddy River for about one hour.
• Dinner at Nanda Restaurant enjoying the puppet show.
• Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

Day 6: Balloon Ride & Bagan Full Day Sightseeing

Overnight :
• Wake up early in the morning.
• Transfer to the place of balloon ride.
• Enjoy the amazing balloon ride with one of the three balloon companies in Bagan.
• Then, transfer to your hotel for breakfast.
• After breakfast, enjoy your bike trip around Phaya Thonezu famous for its mixture of religions mural painting.
• Lunch at Eden BBB Restaurant.
• After lunch, visit Dhamayangyi Temple, huge brick red temple built by King Narathu and Sulamani Temple a beautiful majestic structure built by King Narapati Sithu.
• Evening, view sunset from Shwe San Daw Temple.
• Dinner at Sunset Garden Restaurant.
• Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

Day 7: Bagan - Yangon (By AM Flight) & Yangon Sightseeing

Overnight :
• Breakfast at hotel.
• After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to airport to board flight for Yangon.
• Arrive at Yangon and start the sightseeing in Yangon.
• Drive to downtown and photo stop near Sule Pagoda & Mahabandoola Public Park to study Yangon Colonial style buildings.
• Then, proceed to Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) closed on Monday and gazatted holidays.
• Lunch at Sky Bistro Restaurant.
• After lunch, visit Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake to take photographs over the lake towards Shwedagon.
• Visit the Karaweik Hall, a 'hamsa bird shaped' floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake to enjoy the cultural show.
• Evening, visit Shwedagon Pagoda.
Shwedagon Pagoda rises 326ft (99.3m) above its base. Erected more than 2500 years ago and enshrining eight hairs of Buddha placed in a treasure chamber deep under its base. It is the highest symbol of the people's devotion to Buddha.
• Dinner at Karaweik Restaurant.
• Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 8: Yangon Departure

Overnight :
• Breakfast at hotel.
• Transfer to Yangon airport to board the international flight.
    Our service includes
    - Accommodation with daily breakfast
    - Transportation with private car with air condition
    - Domestic Flight Tickets for Mandalay - Heho – Bagan - Yangon
    - Inle Boat & Mingun Boat Renting Fee (Transfer and Sightseeing)
    - Bagan Bike Renting Fees
    - Mandalay Hill Truck Car Fee
    - Sagaing Hill Truck Car Fee
    - Entrance Fees / Zone Fees
    - Meals (lunch and dinner) otherwise mentioned in the program
    - English Speaking Local Throughout guide
    - 1 Tour Leader FOC every 16 paying pax and above (16+01)
    - Purified Drinking Water & Towel per person per day
Our service excludes
-Visa fee for Myanmar
-International flight tickets
-Camera and Video Fees
-Tip moneys & Porters
-Other personal expenses

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