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DISCOVER MYANMAR IN 10 DAYS

Itinerary :
Bangkok - Yangon - Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay - Bagan - Mount Popa - Bagan - Heho - Pindaya - Inle Lake - Indein - Heho - Yangon - Bangkok


Day 1 : Bangkok - Yangon

Welcomed by our experienced guide and transfer to hotel and leisure.

Green city, marked out lakes with the carefully landscaped banks, Yangon dissimulates under its peaceful airs a vibrating animation. Visit pagoda and of its great Buddha laying whose colossal stature is fortunately softened by the good-naturalness of its expression!

Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, an extended visit to the Shwedagon pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, will conclude the tour of this pictures garden city. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.



Day 2 : Yangon - Mandalay

Breakfast.

Continuation of the visits Colonial quarter. Photo stops at High court, City Hall and Mahabandula Garden and Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years ago. Then, walk through China Town that houses along the facades are decrepit colonial buildings, an abundance of small shops, street vendors and canteens street.

Lunch at local restaurant. A stop at Bogyoke (Scott) Market gives you the opportunity to see Myanmar’s wide range of handicrafts.

Transfer to Yangon airport for domestic flight to Mandalay.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.



Day 3 : Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay

Breakfast at hotel.

An excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River will take you to Mingun (45min approximately). Visit one of the world largest bell, weighing 90 tons MingunBell, HsinbyumePaya and the unfinished MingunPaya, built as one of the largest seed is by King Bodawpaya. Return by boat to Mandalay.

Lunch on boat during visit.

In the afternoon, visits with the Shwenandaw monastery (or Golden Palace monastery) a superb example of a traditional work, and Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world’s largest book, consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. Proceed to Mandalay Hill for sunset viewing.

Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.



Day 4 : Mandalay - Bagan

Breakfast at hotel.

Early morning transfer to Jetty. Cruise to Bagan by private boat. (8 hrs cruising). Enjoy cruising experience in River Irrawaddy by boat.

Picnic Lunch on board.

Very comfortable boat, it invites to idleness and contemplation. Since the long chairs on the high bridge we have discovered new activities along the river; some fishermen collect their nets, of the boattowers go up in neutral of long teak boats… We may see the ways of life in each village; women and children come to propose to us to drink or eat, or all kinds of things that testify magnificently to the originality of the local arts and crafts.

Arrival in Bagan at the end of the afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.



Day 5 : Bagan

Breakfast.

Day devoted to discover of Bagan “the mystic” extraordinary archeological site which do not have anything to envy that of Angkor with its 3000 temples and pilot pink brick stOp as of the apogee of the Buddhist architecture of Myanmar.

Starting a sightseeing tour with a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples such as ShwezigonPagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century, and discovered temples Shwegugyi,Gawdawpalin and colored market located in Old Bagan.

Afterwards, lunch at local restaurant with puppet show.

After lunch, visit Ananda Temple, with its four huge standing-Buddha images and numerous seated figures that are arranged around the interior gallery and GuByaukGyi Temple ( under the protection of UNESCO), noted for its ancient mural paintings. Observe a sunset in the vicinity of Bagan’s ancient monuments.

Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel.



Day 6 : Bagan - Mount Popa - Bagan

Breakfast at hotel.

Continuation of the visits of Bagan with the discovery of the ruins of the Royal Palace; door of Tharaba, temple of TayokPye. Visit a lacquer craftsmen’s workshop in the nearby Myinkaba village.

Lunch is taken at the Popa Mountain Resort Hotel. Then, a 45 km drive (1 ½ hour) will take you to Mount Popa. An extinct volcano with spectacular views. Its shrine is dedicated to animist spirits knows as “Nats” and you will have time to climb nearly 800 steps to the shrine at the top of the peak. Return to Bagan.

Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight at hotel.



Day 7 : Bagan - Heho - Pindaya

Breakfast.

Transfer to Nyaung U airport for domestic flight to Heho. Departing from the road (2h30 approximately) for the caves of Pindaya, an interesting long way up into the hills and across the Shan Plateau, through fields of mountain rice.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Visit magnificent Pindaya cave set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque lake, where thousands of different types of Buddha images are a display in the various cave chambers. Continue to visit some local houses where families produce Shan paper and parasols.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.



Day 8 : Pindaya - Inle Lake

Breakfast.

Drive by road to Inle Lake (90 km-2 ½ hours). Visit monastery NgaPhe, also called “monastery of the jumping cats” since its monks drew up cats to be jumped inside rings. This monastery out of wood, built on piles, and contains an astonishing collection of statues of Buddha.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Visit Pagoda PhaungDawOo, one of the most sacred shrines in Myanmar, dating back to the 18th century, and visits some of its many artisan factories of weaving of silk, cigars…

Dinner and overnight at hotel.



Day 9 : Inle Lake - Indein - Heho - Yangon

Breakfast.

Idyllic framework, blotted around the mountains, the Inle Lake is a punctuated blue oasis of villages on pile, temples and monasteries. You can discover the life of the lake: it’s surprising floating vegetable gardens, fixed on the bottom of the lake by large piles of bamboo; its fishermen into, principal ethnic of the lake, which ancestral mode of fishing, with a bow net and while rowing with a leg, is the unique in the world.

Lunch at local restaurant.

You can walk in the village and visit the old pagodas which were built in the 12th century.

Transfer by the road to Heho airport (1h) and for flight back to Yangon.

Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.



Day 10 : Yangon - Bangkok

Breakfast.

Leisure time until the transfer to the airport. Lunch free.

Transfer to the international airport, assistance with the formalities of recording and take-off bound for Bangkok.
Our price includes :
  • All transfers and visits mentioned in the program
  • Accommodation with double room including breakfast (described in the program)
  • Entrance fees of sites & the visit mentioned in the program
  • The service English speaking throughout guide
  • Domestic flights Yangon -Mandalay / Bagan-Heho / Heho-Yangon
  • Boat at Mandalay-Mingun-Mandalay / Mandalay- Bagan (Public boat)
  • Meals
Our price does NOT include :
  • The personal drinks and expenses
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Visa fees
  • Insurances
  • 3* Hotels (Reduction)
  • The service English speaking regional guide (Reduction)
  • Lunch (Reduction)
  • Dinner (Restaurant & hotels 4*) (Reduction)
  • Dinner (Restaurant & hotels 3*) (Reduction)
Payment :
  • Deposit of 30% non-refundable upon receipt of our invoice and confirmation of all bookings,
  • Balance due in full one month before the start of services.
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