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.
Morning flight to Mandalay. Transfer to your hotel. Full day sigh seeing in Mandalay and its suburbs.
Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar kings and the second largest city in the country, world-famous for its rich cultural, religious and historical heritage.
You will visit the most sacred and prominent Mandalay’s landmarks among which are the Kuthodaw pagoda, often called “the biggest world’s book”; the Shwenandaw monastery, the only authentic part of the Ancient Royal Palace remaining until nowadays and famous for its astonishing wood-carvings; the Maha Muni pagoda housing the huge Lord Buddha image, one of the most revered by Myanmar Buddhists.
In the afternoon your guide will lead you to Amarapura, a capital of one of the successive Burmese Kingdoms. In Amarapura you will witness the daily life of the Buddhist monks at Maha Gandaryon Monastery, an important center of study of the Theravada Buddhism and known for its strict code of conduct set up for the monks. You will also walk along the famous U Bein Bridge built 150 years ago and which is now believed to be the oldest and the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Sunset view over the U Bein bridge is known as one of the most beautiful and the most romantic scenes in Myanmar.
Return to Mandalay, free evening and overnight in Mandalay.
Morning flight to the Inle lake. On the way from the airport – visit of 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 numerous pilgrims date back as early as the 18th century. Breathtaking scene!
You will visit the Pindaya cave as well as the traditional Shan umbrella workshop before continuing the way to the Inle Lake.
Free evening and overnight in the hotel 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 make the lake notorious all over the world.
You will have a full day boat tour around the lake visiting its most prominent landmarks, observing local life 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.
Morning flight to Yangon and free time until your international flight.