Welcome at Yangon International Airport. Welcome by your experienced guide at the airport and transfer to hotel . Afternoon, free at leisure. Evening visit the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight in Yangon.
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to Yangon Airport for early morning flight to Bagan (80 minutes). On arrival at Nyaung Oo Airport, transfer to hotel for refreshment. After refreshment start to visit in Bagan including colourful Nyaung Oo Local Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi (a cave temple with exquisite jatakas murals paintings) and the elegant Htilominlo Temple (noted for its plaster carvings) and Tharaba Gate. In the afternoon, visit Ananda (an architectural masterpiece of the early-style temple), Ananda Okkyaung (one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period), Thatbyinnyu (the highest in Bagan, rising to 61 m) and Dhammayangyi Temple (noted for its finest brickwork). Enjoy sunset at one of the most famous temples in Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.
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 area on the way such as producing the palm sweets. We may stop some places to take photos. Climb up 777 steps to reach the top of Mt. Popa cliff temple and enjoy the landscapes, the panoramic view of extinct volcano and the plain to Bagan. Come down and visit Minnanthu Village and enjoy sunset by boat about 45 minutes. Check in at the hotel and leisure. Overnight in Bagan.
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Nyaun U airport for the flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, drive to Amarapura (01:00 hr), an ancient capital of Myanmar, where we can observe the life of over 1000 monks at Mahagandaryon Monastery & silk weaving factory. Drive to Mandalay and visit Mahamuni Buddha Image-one of the most sacred Buddha Images in Myanmar covered with gold-leaves. Continue visiting of traditional handicraft workshops such as marble carving, gold leaves beating, Kuthodaw Pagoda, which houses 729 marble slabs sculptured the Buddha's Doctrine., Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Monastery, noted for the masterpiece of wood carving and enjoy the sunset from the top of Mandalay Hill where we can admire the beauty of Mandalay City and Shan Plateau. Overnight in Mandalay.
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to jetty for 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. Return to Mandalay. After lunch drive to Inwa (about 30 minutes). Arrive in Inwa and cross a tributary by ferry boat. Visit around Inwa by horse-cart. Sightseeing includes Maenu Okkyaung Monastery built by the chief queen in 1818, Nan Myint Tower - 27 meter high, Bargayar Monastery - well known for its wood carving with 267 teak pillars. Return to Amarpaura and enjoy the sunset by crossing over U Bein Bridge. Then proceed to Mandalay. Overnight in Mandalay.
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho. On arrival drive to Pindaya (60 km, 01:30 hours) drive and enjoy the marvelous landscapes of hilly region with vegetables plantations and cultivations. Pindaya is also known for the Shan paper and monk umbrella makers. Visit Pindaya Cave - houses 8094 Buddha Images and visit traditional paper & umbrella making home base cottage industry. Drive to Inle (97 km, 02:30 hours) and on the way, visit Shweyanpye Monastery - typical Shan Monastery. Check in at the hotel and overnight at Inle Lake.
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Boat excursion on the lake. Visit Inn Dein pagoda complex in ruins covered by trees and bushes. The boat leaves the lake and enters a narrow canal with a beautiful natural environment to continue to a small Pa O village then take walk to the pagoda complex passing through the village. In the afternoon, continue visit Lotus thread & silk weaving looms at Inn Paw Khone village, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and the most venerable pagoda on the lake which houses 5 images of Buddha completely gilded, Nga Phae Chaung (jumping cats monastery) with beautiful antique Buddha statues. We can also have a chance to see the leg-rowing fishermen, wonderful floating gardens and a floating villages. Overnight in Inle Lake.
In the morning transfer to Nyaung Shwe jetty by private boat and then drive to Heho Airport for the flight to Yangon. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, visit Sule Pagoda which is the landmark of the city, Chaukhtatkyi Reclining Buddha Image, shopping at Bogyok Aung San (Scott) Market. Continue to visit Botataung Pagoda, China town and the fruit market. Overnight in Yangon.
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