6 Nights 7 Days
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It does not matter how many times a traveller visits Burma. The country will keep surprising. And for maiden travellers, the land will go beyond the expectations. Formerly Burma, the land is famed for the majestic Buddhist Stupas, Pagodas and natural beauty in galore. Experience how natives are still living their life the way it was thousands century ago by availing the Myanmar Holiday Package. It is certain that backpackers will stumble encountering amazing surprises, such as the startling Golden Rock at Mt Kyaiktiyo, or the 400 Stupas dotting the plains of Bagan.
The whole destination is a joy to explore. Put on your hiking shoes as you will be spending a lot of time outdoor. Take a fiery or boat ride in the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River or embark on the amazing trip to Shan Hills. Encounter the colourful ethnic people and divulge the world sure unknown to most of the travellers.
Mandalay is Myanmar’s cultural capital. The nature focus of the city is an abrupt hill, rising above a vast moated and walled square. On arrival, we’ll first visit to MahamuniPogada, 13ft-high sated Buddha image which is one of Myanmar’s most famous. Continue your tour of Mandalay with a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the title ‘World’s Biggest Book’. Continue to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace. This grand teak building is known for its exquisite woodcarving.
Head to the top of Mandalay Hill to enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River. In the afternoon, we’ll drive to Amarapura, a former capital whose name means ‘City of Immortality’. First visit a silk weaving workshop which produces exquisite handmade products and then visit Mahagandayon monastery, when over one-thousand monks reside. After touring this tranquil site, continue to U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest and 200-year-old teak bridge. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams. Stay overnight in Mandalay.
Bagan, located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. Today your journey begins with a visit an elevated temple from where you will have a panoramic view of the magnificent plains of Bagan.
Continue with a visit to the golden Shwezigon Pagoda,first and prototype monument, which was built in Myanmar style in 1087. Then, visit to Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple @ Wetkyi-Inn Village which is well-known for its exquisite jataka mural paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.
On arrival at Nyaung Shwe Bus Station, a scenic one-hour drive leads to NyaungShwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which is an elegant ancient monastery with its oval-shaped windows. We will also stop in NyaungShwe for a short walk around town and visit to the colorful market if it is being held that day.
Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake, board a private motorboat to head out to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights. Pass villages built on stilts over the lake, observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water. Visit PhaungDawOo Pagoda, famous for the 800 years old Five Buddha statues which are covered in gold leaf.
Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand. After today’s tour, you will return back to your hotel on dry land. Stay overnight in NyaungShwe.
After breakfast, visit the lake’s morning market. The market rotates its location around the lake’s villages in a 5-day rhythm and is visited by lake inhabitants and surrounding hill tribes who come to sell and trade their wares. (Note: market is daily except on dark moon day and full moon day). From the middle of the lake, continue down a small canal leading to Indein populated by ethnic Padaung (“long neck women”). You’ll walk on a covered alley lined on both sides with a thousand pagodas. Continue on foot by a long covered staircase to discover the magnificent complex of AlaungSithu in beautiful scenery of ancient stupas buried in vegetation with a panoramic view of the lake.
This afternoon, you’ll transfer back to Heho airport for a flight to Yangon. On arrival, you will head to your hotel where remainder of the day is your leisure at hotel. Stay overnight in Yangon.