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DISCOVER MYANMAR IN 8 DAYS

Itinerary :
Bangkok - Yangon - Mandalay - Sagaing - Amarapura - Ava - Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay - Bagan - Mont Popa - Bagan - Heho - Taunggyi - Kakku - Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon - Bangkok


Day 1 : Bangkok - Yangon

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

Yangon, capital of the union of Myanmar is located on a fertile delta approximately 30 km of the sea. In spite of its 4 million populations, Yangon does not know yet the stress of the large Asian cities. Larges avenues bordered of trees dating from the British time, the Victorian colonial buildings and some impressive religious monuments like the famous Shwedagon pagoda or the Reclining Buddha of Chaukhtatkyi make Yangon a charming city with very pleasant environment. Your journey beings with the magnificent reclining Buddha ChaukHtatGyi pagoda.

Lunch is taken 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 - Sagaing - Amarapura - Ava - Mandalay

Breakfast.

Transfer to Yangon airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival proceed to Sagaing, a retreat for Buddhist devotees, to enjoy a magnificent view over the surrounding area. Then stop with the Pagoda Soon U Ponnya Shin to benefit from the panorama.

Lunch is taken at a local restaurant.

After lunch, continue visit to the former royal capital of Ava, reached by a short boat trip. Visits by horsedrawn carriage to Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remains of the palace building nicknamed “leaning tower of Ava”, MahaAungmye beautiful monastery built of brick and stucco and Bagayar Monastery, famous for its impression ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. Return to Mandalay.

Departure for Amarapura and continue to the 200-years–old U Bein Bridge, built in 1782 at the time of Amarapura was the royal capital, entirely constructed of teak wood.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.



Day 3 : Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay

Breakfast.

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 Mingun Bell, 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 KuthodawPagoda, 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.

Drive to Mandalay airport for domestic flight to Bagan.

Bagan is without doubt most astonishing site of Myanmar, if it is all South East Asia. At edges of Irrawaddy river, renamed from now on Ayeryarwaddy, and in the area of 40 km2 straighten up some hundreds temples (2219 exactly). All of these remnants have been constructed of 11century au 13 century by the sovereigns’ successive qui made size of Bagan (Anawratha, Kyanzittha, Alaungsitthu and Narapatissithu,).

This unbelievable concentration made of Bagan strong moment of your stay in Myanmar and the sunset of the site reminds an unforgettable moment.
Upon arrival in Bagan, 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 at Old Bagan.

Afterwards, lunch is taken at a local restaurant with puppet show.

After lunch, visit of the 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 and overnight at hotel.



Day 5 : Bagan - Mont Popa - Bagan

Breakfast.

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

Lunch is taken at Popa Mountain Resort.

Then, a 45 km drive (1 ½ hour) will take you 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 6 : Bagan - Heho - Taunggyi - Kakku - Inle Lake

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to Nyaung U airport for domestic flight to Heho.

Departure by the road for Taunggyi, capital of the Shan state and former British hill station. Visit the local market where minority people sell their products. Continuation by the road (1h 30) for Kakku. KakKu pagoda is very unusual and little-known about its origins. Dozens of small stup as surround the main pagoda in a huge circle. Stops in way to visit some small villages Pao, principal ethnic group of the area.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Departure by road (2h 30), for NyaungShwe, at the edge of the lake Inlé. Visit monastery out of wooden of Shwe Yan Pyay and visit NyaungShwe.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.



Day 7 : Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon

Breakfast at hotel.

Excursion in the Inle Lake by boat. 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 wooden, built on pile, and contains an astonishing collection of statues of Buddha. Visit Pagoda PhaungDawOo, one of the most scared shrines in Myanmar, dating back to the 18th century, and visits some of its many artisanal factories of weaving of silk, cigars.

Lunch at local restaurant.

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

Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.



Day 8 : Yangon - Bangkok

Breakfast.

Free time until the transfer to the airport

Transfer to the international airport, assistance with the formalities of recording and take-off bound for Bangkok or other destination.
Our price includes :
  • Transfers and visits mentioned in the program
  • Accommodation in double room including breakfast (described in the program)
  • Entrance fees of the sites & the visits mentioned in the program
  • The service English speaking throughout guide
  • Domestic flights of Yangon-Mandalay / Mandalay-Bagan / Bagan-Heho / Heho-Yangon
  • Boat at Mandalay-Mingun-Mandalay
  • Meals
Our price does NOT include :
  • The personnel 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 & hôtels 4*) (Reduction)
  • Dinner (Restaurant & hôtels 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.