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8 Days / 7 Nights               

Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Heho - Inle - Yangon

Day – 1: Yangon

Meet with our guide on arrival at the Yangon international Airport and transfer to the hotel. Today's sightseeing tour includes the old colonial style city center, the gilded Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years and Bogyoke (Scott’s) Market (closed on Public Holidays & Mondays). Then proceed to Chauk Htat Gyi, a huge reclining Buddha image, followed by a photo stop at Karaweik Hall royal floating barge. An extended visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments will conclude the tour of this picturesque Garden City. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Accommodation at the hotel, in Yangon.

Day – 2: Yangon - Bagan (Flight)

After an early breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for a domestic flight to Bagan. As soon as you arrive, you will start your day with visits to the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan. Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; Kubyaukkyi, noted for its panoramic view of the area’s numerous monuments and the Ananda Temple, with four standing Buddha images. In the afternoon we will visit one of Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer ware craftsmen’s workshop in the nearby the Myinkaba village. You will continue to Manuha temple, built in the Mon style in 1059. Next you will explore the Myinkabar gubyaukkyi temple, a temple noteworthy for its mural paintings under the protection of the UNESCO. Proceed to Shwe sandaw to watch the sunset over the famous Ayeyarwaddy River. Accommodation at the hotel, in Bagan.

Day – 3: Bagan

After breakfast, discover more temples including the site of Tayokepyay temple in Min Nan Thu Village; Phaya Thone Zu and Nandamanya Temples noted for exquisite murals of the 13th century and the Kyat Kan Cave monastery, a famous meditation retreat in Bagan. In the afternoon a visit to farming villages around Bagan will give you an insight into the rural life of the local people. Accommodation at the hotel, in Bagan.

 Day – 4: Bagan - Mandalay (Flight)

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Nyaung Oo (Bagan) Airport for a domestic flight to Mandalay. As son as you arrive at Mandalay Airport you will proceed directly to Amarapura. You will visit Mahagandayon, a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study. The visit will continue to the 150 years old U Bein teak bridge, built in 1851 at the time when Amarapura was the royal capital. You will then proceed to Sagaing Hills, a retreat for Buddhist devotees, to enjoy a magnificent view over the surrounding area. Then you will proceed to Mandalay and the tour highlight includes: the Mahamuny Pagoda with its spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves, a visit to a craftsman’s workshop to see the Kalaga tapestries being created, Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung (or Golden Palace Monastery), a superb example of a traditional wooden building, and Kuthodaw Pagoda (known as the world’s largest book), consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. Finally enjoy a sunset from Mandalay Hill. Accommodation at the hotel, in Mandalay.

Day – 5: Mandalay - Heho - Inle (Flight, Car, Boat)

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Airport of Mandalay for a domestic flight to heho. Transfer from Heho airport down into the valley to Nyaungshwe on the edge of Inle Lake and board your own local boat to take you to your the hotel. In the afternoon the visit will include sights of the famous leg rowers, typical floating gardens and local methods of fishing, village life and magnificent scenery. Visits are made to Phaung Daw Oo pagoda, the weaving village of Inpawkhon and to one of the local markets in the Inle Lake region (on market days only). Accommodation at the hotel, in Inle.

Day – 6: Inle (Boat)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, you will board a boat to the western shore of the lake where you will find the beginning of a stair path leading to the hidden and unknown Inn Dein pagoda complex. This visit is one of the most amazing historical sights on the shore of the lake consisting of hundreds of small stupas overgrown by moss and greens. Accommodation at the hotel, in Inle.

Day – 7: Inle - Heho - Yangon (Flight)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast transfer to Heho Airport (25 km, approximately 1 hour by car) to take a domestic flight to Yangon. Arriveal at yangon and visit Bogyoke market, formerly known as Scott Market and china town to enjoy colorful vegetable market. Accommodation at the hotel, in Yangon.

Day – 8 Yangon Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Yangon international Airport for your departure flight.

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