SITT- Yangon, Bagan,Mandalay,Heho
08 Days / 07 Nights
Domestic flights on local airlines (F-100, ATR 72/42).
Day 01 Arrival Yangon
Welcome at Yangon International Airport. Transfer and check in at the hotel. Orientation tour Yangon if time permits. Visit Botahtaung Pagoda- the combination of stupa & temple.
The colonial area, Sule Pagoda-the landmark of Yangon City Centre. Finally, visit Shwedagon Pagoda- one of the wonders of the world. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 02 Flight to Bagan. Sightseeing
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Bagan. Visit colorful local market, ShwezigonPagodathe glory of Bagan,Htilominlo Temple-the best pilaster carving, Nathtaukkyaung -monastery made of teak wood, Ananda Temple-the masterpiece of Bagan, Gubyaukgyi Temple-the best mural paintings of 11th century, Manuha Temple, Dhamayangyi Temple-the biggest temple in Bagan, Sulamani Temple-the 12th century temple, the lacquerware workshop-the unique of Bagan, etc. Finally, enjoy the sunset on the top of the temple. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 03 Drive to Mt.Popa (50 km, 2 hours). Proceed to Mandalay (240 km, 5/6 hours)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mt.Popa – an extinct volcano which is known as “Home of the Spirits” and observe the life of rural on the road side producing the palm sweets and may taste the palm juice. Climb up 777 steps to reach of top of Mt.Popa cliff temple and enjoy the landscapes, the panoramic view of extinct volcano and the plain to Bagan. Come down and proceed to Mandalay. Check in at the hotel and leisure. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 04 Excursion Amarapura, Sagaing& sightseeing Mandalay
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit Mahamuni Buddha Image – one of the most sacred Buddha Images in Myanmar. Excursion to Amarapura, an ancient capital of Myanmar, the scenery of ancient city and silk weaving factory. Proceed to Sagaing, where we can observe the fascinating landscapes of the Ayeyarwaddy River from serene Sagaing Hill, the place of over 700 monasteries. Drive to Mandalay and visit traditional handicraft workshops such as, marble carving, gold leaves beating, KuthodawPagod – the world biggest book, Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Monastery – the finest of wood carving. Finally enjoy the sunset on top of Mandalay Hill where we can admire the beauty of Mandalay City, Shan Plateau, etc. Come back to hotel and leisure. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 05 River cruise Mingun-Ava (Inwa)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel.Boat excursion to Mingun (01 hour) along mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. During the river cruise, we may enjoy the fascinating landscapes of the river as well as the daily life of the people living along the Ayeyarwaddy. Visit Mingun pagoda – unfinished pagoda & the biggest ringing bell of 90 tons, the unusual Myatheindan pagoda. Proceed to Ava (Inwa) by boat about 02 hours. On the way, we may observe the beauty of serene Sagaing Hill & bridge from the boat. Arrive to Ava and visit by horse carts to MaenuOkkyaung Monastery-built by the chief queen in 1818, Nan Myint Tower – 27 meter masonry high, Bargayar Monastery – well known for its wood carving with 267 teak pillars. Come back to Amarpaura and enjoy the sunset by crossing over U Bein Bridge. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 06 Flight to Heho. Drive to Pindaya (45 km, 01:30 hours) Proceed to Inle (97 km, 02:30 hours)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho. Drive to Pindaya and enjoy the marvelous landscapes of hilly region with vegetables plantation, terrace-landing cultivation, etc. Visit the Pindaya Caves – houses 8094 Buddha Images. Proceed to Inle and on the way, visit Shweyanpye Monastery – typical Shan Monastery. Check in at the hotel and overnight at Inle Lake.
Day 07 Excursion Inle
Morning, breakfast at the hotel.Boat excursion on the lake. Visit Inn Dein pagodas in ruins covered by trees and bushes, floating gardens, floating villages, Lotus-petal robe & silk weaving looms at Inn Paw Khone village, PhaungdawOo Pagoda – the most venerable pagoda on the lake, jumping cats’ monastery, etc. Overnight at Inle Lake.
Day 08 Flight to Yangon. Departure
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, Visit Bogyoke market [except on Monday] and china town.In the evening, transfer to Yangon International Airport for the departure flight.