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Essential Myanmar 6 days

Trip Name: Essential Myanmar 6 days
Type of trip: Private
Trip Duration:6 Days
Starting: Mandalay, Myanmar
Finishing: Yangon, Myanmar
Trip Grading: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
 
Destinations: Mandalay, Bagan, Inle lake, Yangon
 
Flexibility: This sample itinerary can be amended accordingly to meet your expectation
 
Brief Itinerary:
Day 1:   Mandalay arrival
Day 2:   Mandalay - Mingun - Bagan
Day 3:   Bagan sightseeing
Day 4:   Bagan - Heho - Inle lake sightseeing
Day 5:   Inle lake - Indein village - Yangon
Day 6:  Yangon sightseeing - departure
 Day 1: Mandalay Arrival (N/A)
 Welcome to Mandalay. What's here? Myanmar's second-largest city, a population of one million souls, and the busy economic hub of the top half of Burma. Mandalay has its share of famous sights. We'll start with.a  walk down the marble carving street, where thousands of Buddha images are carved. This afternoon before the sunset, you may visit the traditional cotton and silk weavers whose ancestors used to weave magnificent robes for the royalty. The weaving of silk longyis is so intricate and colorful that they can only complete an inch a day, it is truly amazing. Also, at Amarapura, you will visit the famous Mahagandayon monastery, probably the largest Buddhist university in the country where you can witness thousands of monks studying together.
At sunset, visit the most picturesque U Bein Bridge on Taungthaman Lake, a half-mile long teak walkway also known as the longest teak bridge in the world.
Overnight- Mandalay

DAY 2: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay by boat and Mandalay / Bagan by afternoon flight (B, L)
Today after breakfast , you are to visit to Shwe Nandaw Kyaung “ Golden Palace Monastery   ” Orignial Royal Apartment of Grand Mandalay Palace. Then continue to The Word’s largest Book called Kuthodaw Pagoda with 729 stone table with the inscription Buddhist Scripture then back to hotel to check out and then drive straight to jetty where to  take a ferry boat to Mingun, 11 km upriver from Mandalay on the western bank of Ayeyarwaddy River. After taking the boat trip for about 45 minutes, you can walk and start your tour includes the Mingun Pagoda, unfinished pagoda which might have been the biggest pagoda in the history of Buddhism, Mingun bell, the world largest ringing bell, and Myatheindan Pagoda. Then,stream down to Mandalay and lunch is arranged on boat . Upon arrival at Mandalay , you will be directly transferred to Mandalay International Airport to fly to Bagan . Upon arrival to Bagan , you will be transferred to hotel in Bagan . Overnight in Bagan .
 
Day 3: Bagan full day sightseeing by car ( B )
This morning after breakfast, visit Nyaung Oo Market, then proceed to Sulamani temple, Shwegugyi Temple, and Minanthu village.
Bagan is also famous as the centre of Myanmar’s thriving lacquerware industry. In the afternoon, the tour includes a stop at a local lacquerware workshop to watch the skilled artisans at work on the various stages of production.
Then proceed to Old Bagan for a pony cart tour among the temples; Tayokpye, Htilominlo and Thatbyinnyu temples before sunset. This evening, ascend to the top of one of the tall temples, watch the sun sink into distant hills and experience peaceful, tranquil moments and the indescribable magical power of Bagan.Overnight in  Bagan
 
Day 4: Bagan / Heho – Inle by morning flight and sightseeing by boat ( B)
After breakfast hotel in Mandalay, you are transferred to Mandalay international airport for your flight to Heho. Upon  arrival to  Heho airport, a scenic one hour drive leads to small town called  Nyaung Shwe, the major gateway  to Inle lake, on the way to Nyaung Shwe, you are to visit to Shwe Yan Pyay Wooden Monastery with unique oval shaped window, dating back to over 140 years ago. Then directly transfer to boat stand in Nyaung Shawe and board a private motorboat to head out to Inle lake, one of the most spectacular sights, pass villages built on silts over the lake, inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the unique leg rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth, bottomed lake weed, marsh and mud and anchored to the bottom of lake with bamboo pole. Take a lunch break at restaurant in Inle lake.
Afternoon sightseeing will include with the excursion to weaving village of Inpawkhone and Cheroot factory where the typical Burmese hand rolled cigars are med by hand. then continue to Pahung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary Which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf after than visit to Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses dozens of Shan Buddha Images, but which  is also popularly known as “ Jumping cats” monastery. After that sightseeing around the floating gardens areas of Inle lake on which seasonal  vegetables are grown from the boat. Then transfer to hotel and overnight stay in Inle lake. 
 
Day 5: Inle – Indein – Inle – Heho / Yangon ( B )
This morning, after breakfast, we are to visit the hidden corner of Inle lake called Indein filled with over thousand of Shan Styled Pagoda .take a boat ride along the creek with so many twist and twins on the way to Indein. Upon arrival to Indein, heading off to ancient pagoda complex walking through shady bamboo groves and then take a lunch break at good local restaurant in Indein then transfer back to boat stand in Nyaung Shwe and proceed to Heho Airport to catch the flight back to Yangon.
Upon arrival to Yangon International Airport , directly drive back to hotel and overnight stay in Yangon.
 
Day 6: Yangon sightseeing and departure ( B )
Today after breakfast, meet up with your local English speaking guide in hotel lobby at 07:30 for group orientation and briefing about excursion around Myanmar. At 08:00 , we start exploring the most highlights of Yangon.
Firstly, we are to visit Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, and the golden dome Pagoda is the place to see the local ways of life and belief. Then if the time permits, you can drop in at the Kalaywa Tawya Monastery where more than 1000 monks and nuns studying Buddhist scriptures and also operate a modern academic studies. After that proceed to Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda ( the huge reclining Buddha Statue in length of 72 meters long ) and then drive back to hotel to check out and  taking a lunch break at Authentic Local Restaurant and  and then visit Yangon’s Famous General Aung San Market “ Formerly known as Scott Market ”
Then hang  around the heart of Yangon City to see unique colonial buildings built in late 19th century and early 20th Century . Firstly, you will be brought to our starting point which is located beside Historic Sule Pagoda and in front of City Hall after that directly drive straight to Yangon International Airport to fly to your onward destination.
Trip cost depends on your group size, hotel choice, travel period and your specific tour needs. Please send us an enquiry for availability and the most updated price. Our travel consultants will contact you shortly.

Services included:
Accommodation based on 5 Nights Twin/Double sharing program.
Including daily hotel breakfast
All kinds of internal transportation as above mentioned itinerary
Domestic Air-ticket fees for (Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay-Heho-Yangon)
Domestic Airport Taxes per each guest’s
Sightseeing Program for (Yangon,Inle,Kalaw,Mandalay,Bagan,Yangon).
Private Boat Sightseeing in (Inle& Mandalay-Mingum).
Purify drinking water and snow Towel along in Tour program.
Entrance Fees zones fee as per mentioned program.
English Speaking Guide (or) Language Guide as per request itinerary (exclude in Ngapali Beach).
 
Services excluded:
International flight tickets
Meals as not mentioned
Visa on arrival
Tips and other expenses
Mahagandayon monastery, the largest Buddhist university in the country Mahagandayon monastery Mahagandayon monastery monks Mahagandayon monastery, the largest Buddhist university in the country Mahagandayon monastery Shwe Nandaw Kyaung Shwe Nandaw Kyaung Mingun Pagoda Mingun Pagoda Mandalay Bagan Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery known as Jumping cats or kungfu cat monastery Nyaung Shwe is the tourist hub for visiting Inle Lake Swedagon yangon Chaukhtatgyi Paya Reclining Buddha in Yangon Young monks at Hsinbyu Paya Mingun
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