Burma must wonder
Highlights of tour:
Myanmar expecting you! Come and discover with us this amazing land of Asia. Yangon the former Burmese capital, Inle Lake and lakeside villages, Bagan and it archaeological sites … so many exciting and magical places that will make your stay an unusual destination.
Day 1: Arrive in Yangon – night sightseeing (D)
Upon arrival at Yangoon International airport around 6pm from Hanoi, you are welcome by our guide who will be held on placard with your name on it. You will be transferred at your hotel for check-in and personal discovery to have a first impression of the city, ex-capital of Myanmar, meeting place of many cultures: Burma, Indian and Chinese. Dinner will be served in Karaweik Palace Restaurant watching Myanmar Traditional Dances. Overnight at your hotel in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon-Bagan – Whole day sightseeing in Bagan (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Yangon Airport for domestic flight to Bagan. Upon arrival in Bagan, transfer to hotel and proceed on a sightseeing tour, starting with the busy local market and continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples such as Shwezi Gon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century. See 13th Century frescoes adorning the corridors of Kyansittha ’Cave’ Temple. Continue to Gubyaukgyi (Wetkyi In village), another ’cave’ temple with fine frescoes of the ’Jataka Tales’. Next stop is Htilominlo, the last Bamar style temple built in Bagan, with old murals and friezes. Visit the Taungphi village to see old monasteries, which have beautiful Khone Baung dynasty frescoes. In the afternoon, your visits continue to Ananda Temple, a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, and the adjacent brick monastery from the early Bagan era with well-preserved murals. Make a photo stop at the tallest temple measuring 61 meters – Thatbyinnyu known as ’temple of omniscience’ and dating from 1144. Continue to Mingalazedi, the last of the large Pagodas built in the 13th Century, representing the pinnacle of Bamar pagoda architecture. Enjoy sunset at one of the monuments along Ayeyarwady River. Stay at hotel in Bagan.
Day 3: Bagan – whole day sightseeing (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. This morning we have time to explore the Myinkaba village area. We continue to Nanpaya temple, built in the Mon style with intricate stone carvings, and said once to have been Manuha’s residence. See the four Buddha images in Manuha Pagoda and later stop at Myazedi stupa to see Myanmar’s “Rosetta Stone”, bearing inscriptions written in four languages. In the afternoon, visit to Lacquer ware shop to watch craftsmen skill fully making this most famous of Bagan handicrafts. After that visit to Abeyadana Temple with frescoes representing Bodhisattvas and the gods of Indian mythology. Continue to Dhammayangyi, a massive-looking temple dating from 1170 that is famous for its interlocking mortar less brickwork. Next, visit Sulamani, one of Bagan’s great two-storied Bamar style temples, which has 4-seated Buddha images. Accommodation at the hotel in Bagan.
Day 4: Bagan – Heho (flight) – Inle lake (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for domestic flight to Heho. Transfer from Heho airport to Inle Lake. On the road, you can visit Shweyanpyay monastery, build completely in teck. We go down into the valley to Nyaungshwe on the edge of Inle Lake and board your own local boat to take you to your hotel. First excursion in the Inle lake, very famous for its unique leg-rowers, scenic beauty, floating houses and widelife on water. In afternoon, we visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, wonderful floating gardens, floating markets, Nga Phe Chaung (Jumping cats’) Monastery, silversmith workshops, traditional weaving industry, blacksmith and cigar making factory. Accommodation at the hotel on Inle Lake.
Day 5: Inle-Indein-Inle (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit 5-day market and the day will begin with a visit to the floating market. Then you cross the lake and its canals to the southwest coast to Indein province populated by ethics Padaung (female giraffes). You borrow a covered alley lined on both sides of a thousand pagodas. Continue on foot by a long covered staircase to discover the magnificent complex Alaung Sithu in a beautiful scenery of ancient stupas buried in vegetation with a panoramic view of the lake. Overnight in Inle Lake.
Day 6: Inle-Heho-Yangon by flight (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel. And then transfer to Heho Airport for flight to Yangon. Arrive Yangon, start sightseeing: Sule Pagoda at first. You will see many watch-repairers and photo-shop and Astrologer Palmist Shop around the Pagoda. And then you shouldn’t fail to enjoy the attraction of City Hall and other colonial buildings. And then proceed to China Town: you can see a variety of restaurants, cyber café, clothing shops and street vendors. During the Chinese New Year holiday is most crowded in this part. Chinatown can give one an amazing experience. Overnight at Hotel in Yangon.
Day 7: Yangon departure (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Yangon’s in the morning, formerly known as Rangoon, is still a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one of the most fascinating and authentic capitals of South-East Asia. On the way visit Shwe Taw Myat Zedi (Buddha’s Replica Tooth Relic Pagoda, Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda) built for memorial of the 1954-56 sixth Buddhist Synod, is located on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Mayangon Township. And then proceed to Mahapasana Guha: “Great Cave“ , built close to the Kaba Aye Pagoda. Afternoon sightseeing Chaukhtatkyi Reclining Buddha Image: 230 ft (70 m) long in the pose of rest, the original image was built in 1907 and Shwedagon Pagoda: world famous glistening gold stupa towering over the city with spearing to height of 326 fees. Then transfer to Airport by private car for your international departure flight at 7pm for your return in Vietnam.