Dear guest! Welcome to Myanmar!
Upon your arrival at Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by your Myanmar English-speaking guide and will be transferred to your hotel.
In the afternoon – half-day sigh seeing tour in Yangon.
Former capital of Myanmar, Yangon is still keeping the status of the financial, economic and cultural center of the country. Thanks to its distinctive colonial architecture, colorful Chinese and Indian quarters, evergreen parks and picturesque lakes, Yangon has the reputation of one of the most attractive and charming cities in Asia.
You will stroll in the downtown area observing impressive colonial-era buildings, will visit the Chauk Htet Gyi Reclining Buddha image, one of the largest in the world, and will enjoy the unforgettable sunset view at the splendid Shwedagon pagoda, the most sacred Myanmar’s temple and the world-famous symbol of the country.
Free evening and overnight in Yangon.
After breakfast you will continue your discovery of Yangon visiting the National Museum that can boast of its rich collection of the artifacts representing the Myanmar’s history and arts. You will continue the city excursion to the Botathaung pagoda located on the banks of the Yangon river, and will end the tour by visiting Bogyoke market. Established by the British more than 100 years ago on the image of the famous Convent Garden market in London, Bogyoke market is now the most popular county’s market where you could see all Myanmar traditional handicrafts and souvenirs.
Evening transfer to Yangon bus station. Night bus to Bagan (20h00 – 5h00).
Early morning arrival to Bagan. Transfer to your hotel for refreshment. Breakfast.
Full day sigh seeing tour in Bagan.
Bagan is one of the world’s three major Buddhist sites, a candidate to the inscription into the UNESCO World Heritage list and one of the main symbols of country, often called “The heart of Myanmar”. Once the capital of the legendary Pagan Kingdom, Bagan concentrates more than 2000 stupas and temples dated back as early as the 9th century. Thousands of people visit the city all over the year to admire its extraordinary beauty.
You will start your day with the visit to the Shwezigon pagoda, built as the most important reliquary shrine in Bagan, and will continue to the Ananda temple, famous for its four huge Standing Buddha images. You will also make a stop in Anauk Pwa Saw village where you will learn about traditional cotton weaving, and Minanthu village, one of the few remaining centers of the traditional peanut oil production.
In the afternoon you will continue to explore mythical Bagan visiting, among others, the biggest pagoda Dhammayangyi, and you will enjoy an amazing sunset view from one of the most scenic spots of the town.
Free evening and overnight in Bagan.
After breakfast our excursion to the legendary Mountain Poppa starts.
Mountain Poppa, one of the emblematic Myanmar’s sites, is an extinct volcano. On the top of one of its rock is located the sacred monastery Taung Kalat which is considered home for 37 Burmese spirits (or nats). The staircase of 777 steps is leading to the monastery and once the top of the rock reached, you will be awarded with the breathtaking panorama of the surrounding valleys.
We would be also glad to offer you a choice: instead of climbing up to the monastery, you could make a walk in the nearby Mountain Poppa National Park.
Return to Bagan, free evening and overnight in Bagan.
Transfer to the Inle lake by day bus (08h30 – 15h30).
Free evening and overnight in the hotel on the Inle lake.
Full day boat tour on the Inle lake.
Inle Lake, the second largest lake in Myanmar, is situated in the picturesque mountain area in the north-east of the country. Wonderful landscapes, exotic floating gardens and markets and the unique one-leg rowing style of the local people from the Intha tribe made the lake famous all over the world.
You will have a full day boat tour around the lake visiting its most prominent landmarks, observing local life, visiting the workshops of the traditional handicrafts and admiring lake’s peaceful landscapes of the rare beauty.
Among the “must-see” sites are Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most veneered pagoda of the lake famous for its five gilded images of the Lord Buddha; Indein pagoda, a complex housing thousands of ancient stupas: and Heya Ywama village, well-known for its traditional handicrafts such as silk weaving, lotus weaving and blacksmith.
Free evening and overnight on the Inle lake.
In the morning – excursion to the Pindaya cave.
Small town of Pindaya is well-known for its attractive lakeside setting, traditional Shan umbrellas and an amazing cave representing a huge maze housing thousands of Buddha images. The images left in the cave by the numerous pilgrims date back as early as the 18th century. Breathtaking scene!
In the evening you will come back to the town of Nyaung Shwe (on the Inle lake) in order to take a night bus to Yangon (19h00 – 06h00).