Welcomed by our professional guide at the International airport and visit the largest commercial city, Yangon. Visit to Botathaung Pagoda, located on the bank of Yangon river. Its hollow interior allowing visitors to walk inside the pagoda and there are glass containers showcasing artefacts and relics. Continue to the Railway-station to enjoy the circular train that give you the opportunity to enjoy observing the lively and colourful life of the rural Burmese people in Yangon.
Dinner at Local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. Transfer to Yangon airport and fly to Mandalay. Visit to Maha Myat Muni Buddha Image, originally come from Arakan. It is said to be cast in the life-time of Buddha himself. Visit craft workshops like wood cravers and marble, gold leaf drummers, Kalagas tapestries, puppeteers. Lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, continue to Mandalay Palace, the last palace of Burma Kingdom. Visit to Shwe Nandaw Monastery known as for its teak cravings of Buddhist myths, which adorn its walls and roofs and Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world’s largest book. You will enjoy the sunset at Mandalay hill which offers a magnificent view of the city and the walls of the royal palace. Dinner at local restaurant with traditional puppet show. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. Early drive to Sagaing, the capital of the largest division in Myanmar. Visit to Sagaing Hill where you can find numerous pagodas and meditation centers. Enjoy the magnificent view over the surrounding areas at Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda. Continue to Ava, the former royal capital city. Take horse cart ride and visit Bagayer teak monastery, Nanmyint watch-tower, which is 90 feet high, and Maha Aungmyay Bonzan, also known as Menu Ok Kyaun. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Continue to Mahagandayong Monastery, located in Amarapura. The monastery is known for its strict adherence to the Vinaya, the Buddhist monastic code. Then, continue to old U Bein Bridge, built in 1849. The bridge is about 1.2 km in length of wooden (teak) bridge and the longest teak bridge in the world. Enjoy the sunset at U Bein bridge and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. Transfer to Mandalay airport and flight to Heho. Arrival at Heho, drive to Pindaya, a small quiet town located on the bank of Botoloke Lake. Visit to Golden cave, containing thousands of Buddha images. You can explore the district for famous traditional paper and its umbrella making home base cottage industry.
Lunch at a local restaurant. Visit around Kalaw sightseeing, Hnee Pagoda – lacquered bamboo buddha, Kalaw railway station, Christ the King Church, Kalaw Market and ShweOo Min Pagoda.
Drive to Nyaung Shwe and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. Visit Inle lake, a fresh water lake. You can discover numerous small villages with floting houses and life style of Intha (the people of the inle). Visit the NgaPhe monastery, also called “jumping cat monastery” since its monks have trained cats to jump inside rings. This wooden monastery, built on stilts, contains an astonishing collection of Buddha statues. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Visit the PhaugDawOo Pagoda, which contains 5 Buddha statues brought from the Malay Peninsula in the 12th century (during the pagoda festival in September /October four of them are transported aboard a gigantic golden barge for the visit of riparian villages) and visit the floating market, some of its many artisanal silk-weaving, cigar-making factories. Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. Transfer to Heho airport and flight to Yangon. Arrival at Yangon, continue to the 2,500 years old magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s greatest religious monuments. Then, drive to downtown city and visit Sule Pagoda, located in the centre of Yangon and Immanuel Baptist Church. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Continue to visit colonial buildings, many of these beautiful structures now stand in disrepair. These amazing buildings have seen a lot over the years, including colonial control, a Japanese invasion, military rule, and the struggle for peace. Visit to the red-brick Saint Mary’s Cathedral, built in 1899, with highlights including a bell tower and exquisite stained-glass windows. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. Free time until to transfer international airport.
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