Experience Myanmar 9 Days
- Visit the last capital of Myanmar Kingdom
- Contemplate marvelous sightseeing of the Inle lake
- Explore the most sacred places of Myanmar like: Mount Popa, Sagaing,…
IncludedPrivate transfer (air conditioned modern vehicle)Accommodation with daily breakfast and Lunches as aboveDomestic airport services chargesBagan – Mandalay Bus faresSunset Boat fees in BaganInle&Indein boat feesAll entrance fees as per itineraryDaily bottle of mineral waterAll activities mentionedAll service charge and government tax
Not IncludedInsurance (Highly recommend to take your own insurance before your departure)International Airport departure tax, USD 10 per person.International flight to/from MyanmarAir tickets / economy class (Mandalay –Heho-Bagan) from 177$Personal expensesVisa Handling FeeTips to tour guide and driverOthers not mentioned in the program
Terms of tourPayment conditions:
- A deposit of 40% of the total price is required before we process your booking .
- An Additional deposit of 40% of the total amount is required 14 days before your arrival date.
- The balance of 20% will be fully paid upon the customer’s arrival in cash or by credit card.
- Bank charges related to the payment are borne by the customer.
- In more than 30 days prior to the trip departure: No charge
- In 15-30 days prior to customer’s arrival: 10% charge
- In 06-15 days prior to customer’s arrival: 30% charge
- In 02-06 days prior to customer’s arrival: 60% charge
- Within 02 days prior to customer’s arrival: 100% charge.
Day 1: Arrival - Mandalay (B)
Upon arrival at Mandalay International Airport, welcome by our local guide and transfer to your hotel.
The rest of the time is on your own leisure.
Stay overnight in Mandalay.
Day 2: Mandalay (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel,
Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar Kingdom before the annexation of British in 1885. The period of kingdom was very short, but the nameMandalay becomes well known by “Rudyard Kipling”. The royal palace wall surrounded by the moat is one of the great things to see and it has been re-created after 1945, by 2nd War World.
After breakfast, we’ll drive former capitals of Amarapura and visit U Pain Bridge, the whole bridge done with entire wood. After that , we will visit Mahagandayon Monastery is 11 kilometers from Mandalay, in the former Burmese capital of Amarapura. Around 10 in the morning over 1000 monks who live in the monastery come out to receive food from donors. Everything is planned, the monks are standing in 2 rows, volunteers distribute the food, the dining rooms are filled and they eat at the same time.
And then, we will visit Mahamuni pagoda, one of the country’s most revered Buddha images which, over the years, has been covered with gold leaf for hundreds of layers. And then visit to Marble carving workshop and Gold- Leaf beating workshop. In the afternoon visit Shwe Nan Daw Monastery, Ku Tho Daw Pagoda and enjoy the sunset at Mandalay hill.
Day 3: Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to airport for flight to Heho
Upon arrival, we will drive to NyaungShwe, gateway to Inle Lake.
Observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses dozens of Shan Buddha Images.Continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf.
Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand.
We can also visit a local silk weaving ‘factory’ which sits on stilts on the lake and where they still use old style hand looms.
If time permits, there may be time to enjoy a short walk through one of the lakeside villages.
Stay overnight in Inle Lake
Day 4: Inle Lake - Indein (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel,
Continue Inle Lake sightseeing today with a memorable visit to Indein village with its idyllic 17th century pagodas.
Indein is one of the small villages of the Inle Lake located on the western bank of Inle Lake. A Buddha image has enshrined at a whitewashed stupa, which is on the summit of a hill. Below the stupa around the hill are cluster of hundred of ancient stupa most are ruins overgrown with bushes. The pagoda hill is quiet and clam.
One could feel the pleasant cool breeze with the sweet ring of the bell hanging at the umbrella of the stupa. Mesmerizing view from the pagoda hill releases the fatigue and refreshes everybody who ascends to the peak. This mysterious place is at the end of the marvelous Indein creek, which connected with Inle Lake just after the PhaundDawOo pagoda. The creek is narrow with many twist and turns. Since the both side are paddy fields you can see the farmer ploughing and harrowing by water buffaloes.
At many places in the creek the farmers dam up the water by bamboo barriers to irrigate the paddy fields. Indein water is not useful for irrigation also for bathing and washing clothes. It is compulsory to see Novice Monk, buffalo’s boys and village girls wash and swim in the creek. Enjoy the sightseeing of Indein.
Overnight Inle Lake.
Day 5: Inle Lake - Heho - Bagan (B/L)
After early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport for your flight to Bagan.
Upon your arrival start yourBagan tour with a visit to the vibrantNyaungUMarket, unveil the glory of Bagan's history by visits to archeological treasures such as the ShwezigonPagoda for its impressive bell-shaped stupa, Dhaman Yan Gyiandgraceful Htilominlo Temple with its delicate plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.
Continue to discover the ancient and most treasured handicrafts of lacquering by a demonstration from skilled artisan. Explore the amazing mural paintings under the protection of UNESCO at Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, and enjoy your soothing sunset at Shwesandaw Pagoda.
Overnight in Bagan.
Day 6: Bagan (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel.
Today, we will explore Bagan area by electric – bike.
Proceed to the NanpayaTemple. The masonry work is outstanding, as well as its interior design. It reflects the strong Brahman influence that affected the Teravadin Mon kings. Also, do take note of the relief of the god Brahma. There are three faces that can be discerned, all of which have the typical facial features of Mon.
These are said to be representations of King Manuha. It is sometimes called the Ganesh or MahapeineTemple, named after the elephant-headed Hindu god whose image once stood at the corners of its five successively diminishing rectangular terrace.
Continue travelling by horse cart to many of the old murals and friezes can still be discerned, as can several old horoscopes, painted to protect the building from damage. After that proceed to AnandaTemple constructed in 1091, and is considered the masterpiece of Mon architecture.
Board a local sunset boat for a slow cruise down the Irrawaddy River in the evening. As you cruise the waters, observe the lifestyle of the fishermen and riverside villagers as well as enjoying the unique perspective of Bagan’s temples.
Overnight in Bagan
(no motor car today )
Day 7: Bagan - Popa (B/L)
Today drive to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano over 1,500m high, about 48km south east of Bagan. Mount Popa has played an important role in Myanmar culture, religion and history since the earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. The view over the Myingyan Plain from the top of the Popa-TaungKalat volcanic peak is simply breathtaking.On the way back to Bagan, along the way we will stop in a local village where the people use the fruit of the palm tree to make wine and molasses. Witness the incredible production process and will enjoy the palm juice. Then return to Bagan.
Overnight in Bagan .
Day 8: Bagan - Mandalay (B/L)
Breakfast at Hotel .
Then, we will take you to Bagan railway station to catch train to Mandalay.
Depart time – 09:00 am
Arrival time – 03: 30 pm
Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in .
The rest of time is on your own leisure.
Day 9: Mandalay - Departure (B/L)
Breakfast at Hotel.
Proceed to Ava, the capital from 14th to 18th centuries and visit by horse and carriage the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace and fort, and the MahaAungmyeBonzan and Htihlaing Shin Paya.
In the afternoon cross the bridge over the Irrawaddy River and continue toSagaing. Covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious centre of Myanmar and is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers.
In the evening , transfer to airport for the flight to your next destination .
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