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DISCOVER MYANMAR IN 9 DAYS

Itinerary :
Bangkok - Yangon - Mandalay - Sagaing - Amarapura - Ava - Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay - Bagan - Mount Popa - Bagan - Heho - Lac Inle - Indein - Lac Inle - Heho - Yangon - Bangkok


Day 1 : Bangkok - Yangon

Welcomed by our 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 Chaukhtatgyi 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 Shwedagonpagoda, 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 at local restaurant.
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.

Lunch at local restaurant. Then, walk through China Townthat houses along the facades are decrepit colonial buildings, an abundance of small shops,street vendors and canteens street. 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 - Sagaing - Amarapura - Ava - Mandalay

Breakfast.

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 at local restaurant. After lunch, continue a visit to the former royal capital of Ava, reached by a short boat trip. Visits by horse-drawn 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 ofteak wood.

Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight at hotel.



Day 4 : Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay

Breakfast at hotel.

An excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River will take you toMingun (45min approximately). Visit one of the world largest bell, weighing 90 tons MingunBell,HsinbyumePaya and the unfinished MingunPaya, built as one of the largest Saudis 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.

Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight at hotel.



Day 5 : Mandalay - Bagan

Breakfast at hotel.

Early morning transfer to Jetty. Cruise to Bagan by public 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 of the higher bridge we discover new activities along the river; some fishermen collect their nets, of the boat-towers 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 to Bagan at the end of the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.



Day 6 : Bagan

Breakfast at hotel.

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 stup 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 at 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.
Overnight at hotel.



Day 7 : Bagan - Mount Popa - Bagan - Heho - Inle Lake

Breakfast at hotel.

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

Transfer to Nyaung U airport for domestic flight to Heho.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.



Day 8 : Inle Lake - Indein - Heho - Yangon

Breakfast.

Drive by road NyaungShwe to Inle Lake (90 km-2 ½ hours). 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 poles of bamboo; its fishermen inthas, 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. You can walk in the village and visit the old pagodas which were built in the 12th century.

Lunch at local restaurant. 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.

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



Day 9 : Yangon - Bangkok

Breakfast.

Leisure time until the transfer to the airport.

Transfer to the international airport, assistance with the formalities of recording and take-off bound for Bangkok.
The price of this trip 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
The price of this trip does NOT include :
  • The drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Visa fees
  • Insurances
  • The service English speaking regional guide (Reduction)
  • 3* Hotels (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.