Yangon – Mandalay – Bagan – Heho/Inle
Tour Code : AP-MM01
Price Per Pax
US $ 995
All Year Around
Best Time Travel
October to April
Price Per Pax
US $ 995
All Year Around
Best Time Travel
October to April
- Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel
- Afternoon traditional High Tea at the Strand Hotel
- Trishaw ride to view Yangon’s colonial buildings
Upon arrival in Yangon, which is one of the gateway and capital city of Myanmar. Meet and greet by local guide. Then transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a traditional High Tea at the famous Strand Hotel. Ride a trishaw for a glace of Yangon’s colonial buildings en route to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
- Visit Kalaywa Monastery, Naga Hlhinggu Monastery
- City tour of downtown Yangon
- Visit to the Mary Chapman School for the Deaf
- Enjoy tour of the Shwedagon Pagoda
- Enjoy photo shot from terrace of the Royal Kandawgyi Park with Sunset
- Welcome dinner at Karaweik Floating Restaurant with cultural show
After breakfast, visit Kalaywa Monastery, home at any one time to between 800 and 1500 monks and novices. Witness the morning ceremony of alms food offer, as well as a tour around the monastery to observe the everyday lives of monks. Then, continue downtown sightseeing Yangon, including the landmark 2,000 year old Sule Pagoda, and pass by the city’s colonial buildings such as the High Court Building and independent Monument. Free time exploring Myanmar’s largest selection of handcrafts at the Bogyoke Aung San Market, also known as Scott Market.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to bustling China Town and a special visit to the Mary Chapman School for the Deaf. Visit Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset, one of the religious wonders of the world. Towering above Yangon, the pagoda is believed to have been built more than 2,500 years ago and is a testament to the faith of the Burmese. In the evening, photostop at Royal Kandawgyi Park before enjoy welcome Buffet dinner at Karaweik Floating restaurants with cultural show in Yangon.
- Transfer to airport for flight to Mandalay
- Tour the Shwenandaw Kyaung (the Golden Palace Monastery)
- Visit a traditional silver crafts workshop
- View the iconic U Bein’s Bridge, the longest wooden bridge in Myanmar
After early breakfast, transfer to Yangon airport for your flight to Mandalay. The last capital of the third Myanmar Empire, Mandalay is the second largest city both commercial and ancient cultural center. The city is known for woodcarving and tapestries and other traditional crafts. Upon arrival, visit the spiritually important Maha Muni Pagoda, housing one of the most sacred statues of Buddha in Myanmar. The statue is said that have been brought to life after seven embraces by the Buddha and it’s called as Maha Muni Buddha Image.
Proceed to the Shwenandaw Kyaung, famous for its sophisticated woodcarvings. Continue visiting to Amarapura, Myanmar’s ancient Royal Capital. Enjoy a visit to a traditional silver crafts workshop and meet the local artist. End of the day at the iconic U Bein’s Bridge, (1.2km) the longest wooden bridge in Myanmar, crossing the Taungthaman Lake and curved to resist the wind and waves. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
3 nights in Bagan.
- Full day cruise on the Irrawaddy River by RV Malikha or similar
- Enjoy the scenes of Mt Sagaing, Pakokku, Myaingyan along the Irrawaddy River cruising.
- Evening at leisure in Bagan
After early breakfast, transfer to the jetty and aboard the ferry boat and enjoy a full day cruising down the Irrawaddy River, the longest river in Myanmar. As it sails southwards, the riverboat passes many villages offering a glimpse into the way of life along the Irrawaddy River. Arrive in Bagan late in the afternoon. On the dry plain of central Myanmar by the banks of the Irrawaddy River stands Bagan, one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Asia. The 230 years, from 11th to 13th centuries, when Bagan was the capital of Myanmar, were marked by a religious fervor and building frenzy resulting in the thousands of stupas and temples many of which are still standing today. Overnight in Bagan.
- Visit the most significant and well preserved pagodas, including Shwezigon, Gubyaukgyi, Htilo Minlo Pahto and the amazing Ananda Pahto Temple
- Visit a local village school near by Bagan
- Enjoy sightseeing & carriage tour by house cart
After breakfast, morning sightseeing of Bagan features the colourful Nyaung Oo Market, the Shwezigon Pagoda and its magnificent golden stupa, Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jatakas murals paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. In the afternoon observe the process of traditional lacquerware, one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts and a speciality of Bagan. Visit Ananda, an architectural masterpiece of the early-style temple with four impressive standing Buddha images, Ananda Okkyaung, one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period and Thatbyinnyu the highest temple in Bagan rising to 61m. End the day with a horse and carriage tour among the temples passing by the traditional village of Taungbi, Sulamani Temple and the massive Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. Enjoy sunset over the Temple. Overnight in Bagan.
- Visit Myinkaba Village and Minnanthu Village where you can explore rural Burmese life style.
- Traditional marionette show and dinner at Nanda Restaurant
- Enjoy panoramic view of Bagan from the upper terrace of Temple or with river view from Buphaya.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Myinkaba village and observe the process of traditional lacquer ware, one of the best-known Myanmar handicraft and a specialty of Bagan. Visit the monuments of Myinkaba village, Gubyaukkhi, an early period Pyu-style temple of Hindu influence with some of the oldest mural paintings in Bagan, Manuha and Nanpaya temples. In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion to the countryside village of Minnanthu, the least visited temple area in Bagan. Observe the local farmers‘ way of life together with a visit to some of the most interesting temples such as Payathonzu, with its unusual architecture and Tantric Buddhism influence, Lemyethna and Nandamannya temples. Enjoy the sunset from the top of Bu Phaya (or) Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight in Bagan.
2-nights Inle Lake.
Transfer from the hotel to your morning flight to Heho
- Visit the Shwe Yan Payae Monastery
- Take a private boat tour to visit five ancient gold Buddhas at Phaung Da woo Pagoda monastery
- View the temple at Nga Hpe Kyaung
After breakfast, transfer to Bagan airport for your flight to Heho. Upon arrival, drive to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway to Inle Lake. A prime attraction of the Shan State, Inle is a vast, picturesque lake surrounded by hazy-blue Mountains. Inle Lake is famous for its native lake-dwellers, the Inthas, and their unique way of rowing their boats balanced upon one leg.
Visit the Shwe Yan Payae monastery, famous for its unique oval windows. Then, transfer to a private boat and venture onto the lake. Visit the five ancient gold-covered Buddha images at Phaung Da woo Pagoda, the holiest monastery on the lake.
After lunch in a local restaurant, see the temple at Nga Hpe Kyaung, which houses an impressive collection of ancient Buddha images. Then there will be an opportunity to visit a floating garden before proceeding to the hotel for check-in and dinner.
- Morning visit to the “5 Day Floating Market” (if you have chance to see it)
- Visit the stupa ruins and temples of Inndein
- Local cigar making at Nampan Village
- Tour to Inn Paw Khone, explore silk weaving workshop
- Evening canoe ride to the floating villages / Floating Garden
Today, we are going to visit one of the most interesting markets in Myanmar, one of the Shan “5-Day Markets,” so called because the Shan people rotate between 5 different locations over a 5 day period. Lives in the Shan State are very traditional, and these markets are a great way to experience the life of the Shan tribes, they are still wearing their customary tribal costume. Then, visit the stupa ruins and temples of Inndein. Walkway leads to Shwe Inn Thein Paya, affording beautiful views of the lake. The temples of Inndein have been left in their natural state and breath taking over the mountain which is amazing scenery.
After lunch at a local restaurant, stop at Nampan village to see local cigar making workshop, and then continue to Inn Paw Khone, a small village that specializes in silk weaving.
The day ends with a tranquil canoe ride to witness life in one of the floating villages that are scattered throughout the lake. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Inle Lake.
2 nights in Yangon.
Transfer from your hotel for your flight back to Yangon
- Leisure day in Yangon (on your own activities)
In the morning return to Nyaung Shwe by boat, then drive to Heho for the return flight to Yangon. Continue to your hotel for check-in, and relax and free time of the day.
- Full day at leisure to explore Yangon
- Farewell dinner at L’Alchimiste or La’Plenture
Enjoy the day at leisure to explore Yangon. Evening local guide will greet you at the hotel lobby to enjoy a farewell dinner.