Family Tour 12 days
Category: Myanmar Tours
Duration: 12 days - 11 nights
Itinerary: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake - Ngapali - Yangon
Day 01: Yangon arrival (-/-/D)
Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel. We will have dinner at Myanmar Traditional restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.
Day 02; Yangon sightseeing (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, begin Yangon sightseeing by a walk through "downtown" Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architecture from the British times, and high-rises built by more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city centre.
Late afternoon visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar's most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz - a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this "Golden Land". Overnight at the Hotel in Yangon.
Day 03: Yangon - Bagan by flight (B/L/D)
This morning we head for the airport to get the early morning flight to Bagan. Check into the hotel and depart for a sightseeing excursion around the Bagan Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. A comprehensive exploration of Bagan includes NyaungOo market; Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; KyansitthaUmin; Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite mural painting of 13th century and Htilominlo Temple.
In the afternoon, after a visit to lacquer ware workshops; continue to Manuha Temple built by exile King Manuha; Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha; Ananda Temple, architectural masterpiece and Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi colour mural paintings. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of the temple of Bagan. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
Day 04: Bagan - Mt. Popa – Bagan by car (B/L/D)
This morning, we will be watching sunrise over Bagan (optional) and back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at hotel, we head to Mt. Popa about 48 km south east of Bagan. Mt. Popa, known as the abode of Nats (spirits) - a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honoured by some Myanmar people and the nat museum, which houses 37 lifesizenat statues sculpted from teak. It's time to climb for 777 steps to the summit. The restaurant offer a great view to the Popa summit that stands straight from the central plain. After lunch, return drive back to Bagan. On the way back, enroute stop at village cottage industry to learn the regional
product as well as to watch the collection of juice from the palm trees, and its conversion to brown sugar. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
Day 05: Bagan - Mandalay by flight (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Nyaun U airport for flight to Mandalay. When you arrive at Mandalay airport, drive to ancient capital of Amarapura, the city of Immortality for a visit to
Bagaya Monastery with a famous collection of Buddha images; weaving industries, two-century old U-Bein teak bridge on the Taungtaman Lake and observe the lunch process of thousand of monks who take their last meal of the day at 10:00 am in total silence. Proceed to Mandalay and check in at the hotel. After refreshment, you will take a sightseeing tour of Mandalay which includes Mahanumi, a life like Buddha image. Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar and that make her to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way. Continue visit the Old Palace grounds; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world's largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha's Doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Mandalay - Mingun - Inwa(Ava) – Mandalay (B/L/D)
After breakfast, you will be transferred for Jetty for a private boat across the river Ayeywarwaddy to visit Mingun. The dedications of King Bodawpaya such as the unfinished Pathodawgyi Pagoda a brick counterpart of pyramid in Egypt and the Mingun Bell, the second largest bell in the world are the most prominent religious heritages. Then visiting the Myatheintan Pagoda, the best representation of the Universe, will refresh your tiredness and fatigue. Return to Mandalay. After lunch, drive to Ava, 30-minute to the south of Mandalay, was known in the west as the Kingdom of Ava. Stop by a tributary and cross it with a ferry. Travel by pony-cart around Ava to Nanmyint leaning tower which gives a birds' eye view of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River; Bagaya wooden monastery; Aungmyaybonza Monastery made of brick and stucco. Though the Royal Palace has gone, the Pagodas, Temples and Monasteries still remain. Return drive to Mandalay and see the silversmith work place on our way back to hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
Day 07: Mandalay – Heho- Inle Lake Boat Excursion (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, we are transferring to Mandalay International Airport for flight to Heho. Upon arrival, we will take by road to Inle Lake. We have a leisurely morning to make our way down into the Inle basin and by "long-tail" boat out across the lake to our Hotel right on the Inle Lake. In the afternoon, we plan to spend the day visiting villages and sampling the spectacular array of traditional handicrafts. You will see the unique method locals use to row their boats, fishermen with their own style of fishing, floating farms and gardens and a handloom weaving cottage with its own showroom. You will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State. Overnight at the hotel on Inle Lake.
Day 08: Inle Lake - Heho – Thandaw (Ngapali) by flight (B/-/-)
After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Heho airport for a short flight to Thandwe (Ngapali) where Aisa’s most beautiful beach is lining across the west costal line of Myanmar facing India Ocean. Upon arrival at Thandwe airport, transfer to Ngapali Beach and day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel at Ngapali Beach.
Day 09: NgapaliBeach (B/-/-)
Today is all yours. You can simply enjoy, sea, sand, sun and perhaps, relax by the hotel. Overnight at the hotel at Ngapali Beach.
Day 10: Ngapali Beach (B/-/-)
Today is all yours. You can simply enjoy, sea, sand, sun and perhaps, relax by the pool side of the hotel. Overnight at the hotel at Ngapali Beach.
Day 11: Ngapali Beach (Thandwe) – Yangon by flight (B/-/D)
This morning, you still have time to enjoy the beach. Mid afternoon, transfer to Thandwe airport and fly back to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Yangon. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.
Day 12: Yangon - Departure (B/-/-)
After breakfast at hotel, we will transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight.
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