Major package with wonderful and unique destinations such as Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake and then Mrauk U, Sittwe and then … a succession of great destinations for these 12 unforgettable days to enjoy with English speaking guide.
PROGRAM IN DETAIL
fFIRST DAY – YANGON
After arriving in Yangon the guide will escort you to your hotel.
Yangon, also known as Rangoon is a relatively quiet town, you think scooters can not circulate in the city, only cars. In the afternoon we visit the Sule Pagoda in downtown Yangon, an old pagoda of 2200 years surrounded by government buildings and shops. After you will pass the Mahabandoola Park where we find the monument to independence, then continues with the City Hall, Little India and Little china.
From here you will end to get to the beautiful and unique Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the beauties of the world .It was built 2500 years ago and preserved relics of the Buddha (hair), is a place of much meditation and prayer. Shwedagon Pagoda is completely covered with thousands of plates of gold (it is estimated at 10 tons of gold) and the stupa is filled by a terminal with 4531 diamonds, the largest is 72 carats
We will spend the night in Yangon
DAY TWO – YANGON / BAGAN
This morning, after breakfast, we will transfer to Yangon airport for the short flight to Bagan (NyaungOo).
Bagan, located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River, home to the largest and most dense concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas,
stupas and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th and 12th century.
Upon our arrival, the journey begins with a visit to a temple in an excellent position from which you godra ‘a panoramic view
beautiful of the Bagan plain.
We will continue with a visit to the golden Shwezigon Pagoda, stupa prototype, which was built in Myanmar style in 1087.
Then visit to Gubyaukgyi, a temple in a cave @ Wetkyi-Inn Village, which is well known for the presence of wall paintings and
jataka the elegant temple Htilominlo known for its plaster carvings and porcelain decorations.
This afternoon begins with a visit to a traditional lacquer workshop where you can observe the
production of one of the most famous craft products from Myanmar. Continue with the Ananda Temple, architectural masterpiece
and one of the most beautiful temples of Bagan and beyond. Built in the early years in Mon, Ananda style contains two unique images of
Buddha whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is seen.
Then you will do a classic carriage ride and visit the temple Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan, known for its remarkable
masonry and Temple Sulamani.
Then you will enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the plain from the top of one of the temples terrace.
Overnight in Bagan.
DAY THREE – BAGAN
After breakfast at the hotel, we visit MARKET NyaungOo, market where the locals gather daily for
buy and sell their products and other goods. Continue for Myinkaba village and take a short walk to explore
the temples of Manuha and Nan Paya.
We will explore more temples in the area, visit the most craft shops or go back to your hotel for a relaxing break from
This afternoon, continue to the rural village of Minnanthu, one of the least visited areas of Bagan. here you
explore the temples, as Payathonzu, Lemyentha and Nandamannya before heading to the pier along the river. You will make a mini-cruise on board a local boat along the Irrawaddy River, there will be ‘then time to observe local life by a
Another point of the view, as well as the temples of Bagan, definitely very impressive.
Overnight in Bagan.
FOURTH DAY – BAGAN / HEHO / INLE LAKE
After breakfast, transfer to airport and flight to Heho.
From Heho we will go through a scenic road to Nyaungshwe, the village gateway to Inle Lake.
Along the way, stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay monastery, it is an elegant and ancient monastery with its oval windows that you see in so many pictures on Burma
There will also be stopping in Nyaungshwe for a short walk into town and visit the colorful market, if it takes place on that day.
After reaching the Inle lake, aboard a private boat we will make a nice tour of the lake, one of the most spectacular places in Myanmar. We pass villages built on stilts, observe the fishermen with their original way of paddling and we’ll see
their floating gardens built on water strips.
Then we visit the PhaungDawOo pagoda, famous for its five statues of Buddha covered with gold leaves and older than 800 years.
Then we explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the village of Inpawkhone weaving and a cigar factory, where the typical Burmese cigars
are made to mano.Se the weather permits, there may be time to enjoy a short walk through one of the lakeside villages.
Night on Inle Lake.
FIFTH DAY – INLE LAKE / Indein / INLE LAKE
After breakfast, morning visit to the lake market. The market changes its presence around the lake villages in rotation and is visited by the inhabitants of the lake and the hill tribes who come to sell and trade their products. (Note: the market is daily except on dark moon day and full moon day).
From the center of the lake we continue up to a small canal that leads to the Villagio Indein, populated by people of ethnic Padaung (“long-neck women”). Then we continue until you reach the magnificent complex of Alaungsithu in the beautiful scenery of ancient stupa buried in vegetation with a panoramic view of the lake.
Free afternoon at hotel
Overnight in Inle lake.
Sixth day – INLE LAKE / HEHO / YANGON
After breakfast we will go to Heho airport, near the lake and depart for Yangon, where we will check in and settle down for the evening.
SETTIMO GIORNO – YANGON / SITTWE
After breakfast we will go to Yangon airport to move to Sittwe, the Rakhine state capital.
Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check in.
Then continue with a pleasant tour of Sittwe.
Visit the Rakhine Cultural Museum (closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays), which houses a wide collection of displays that explain the culture and history of Rakhine. Then you can walk along the main street where you can see the many activities developed along the port sites. Then you will go to a good place to elevated view where you can watch the sunset over the Bay of Bengal.
Overnight in Sittwe.
EIGHTH DAY – SITTWE / MRAUK U
This morning we will start early to visit the fish market in Sittwe, after which there will be a transfer from Sittwe to Mrauk U aboard a private boat, the journey takes about 5 hours, traveling on the Kaladan River. Lunch will be served on board. around 13 will arrive in Mrauk U.
Mrauk U was the capital in the 15th century and at its peak it was one of the richest cities in all of Asia. This period was one of the most prolific and today is an important archaeological site. This afternoon, the visit includes the Temple Koethaung, the Library pitakataik, Laungbanpyauk Pagoda, Yadana and Mannaung SakayaMannaung pagoda. These temples and pagodas are located in a flat area surrounded by hills and feature some of the most important religious shrines in the medieval period Mrauk U.
Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant or at the hotel (dinner)
Overnight in Mrauk U.
NINTH DAY – Mrauk U
Wake up early and leave the hotel at around 06:00 (Note: the departure time will depend on the season) to enjoy the sunrise over the misty hills of Mrauk U.
Return to the hotel for breakfast and then keep visiting Mrauk U. Continue with a visit to the local market and continue through the ruins of the Royal Palace. At the height of the Mrauk U power, the royal palace stood out high above the city, but today only a small brick platform. Then visit the Archaeological Museum of the city (closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays), where old artifacts and antiquities are displayed. The museum is a fascinating place to learn about the history and culture of the Rakhine State.
In the afternoon, visit to Shitthaung Temple, the most important monument in Mrauk U. Built in 1535, with a workforce of over 1,000 architects and workers, Shitthaung contains an impressive collection of Buddha images Arakanese and reliefs.
Continue to Ordination Hall, which is full of unique stone sculptures. Then visit the circular Ratanabon Pagoda and the Temple of Dukkhanthein fortress, whose archways contain interesting stone sculptures.
Your last stop today is at Laymyetnha. Built in 1430, it was the first pagoda erected in Mrauk U.
Dinner at local restaurant or hotel. (Not included)
Overnight in Mrauk U.
TENTH DAY – Mrauk U / CHIN VILLAGES / Mrauk U
After breakfast, begin a scenic trip on a road a bit ‘bumpy drive for about 30 minutes.
Then continue by boat along the river Lay Mro towards the Lay Too Chin minority villages for 2-3 hours. The people of Chin origin are probably best known for their colorful fabrics, as well as the faces tattooed women. A legend says that ancient Burmese kings considered the Chin women the most beautiful of all the ethnic tribes. So they went in Chin State in search of women to bring in the capital as their concubines. So, from the age of 13, they started to tattoo their faces to make them ugly and to prevent them from being brought to the Burmese palace. Although this practice of tattooing in the face is mostly completed, you can see the tattoos on older generations.
Later in the day, you will be served a picnic lunch. (lunch box)
After visiting 2 or 3 villages Chin, he will return back to Mrauk boat and then drive.
Overnight in Mrauk U.
ELEVENTH DAY – Mrauk U / Sittwe / YANGON
After breakfast, you will take a speedboat and you will return to Sittwe. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the lifestyle of the river to Rakhine people.
Upon arrival in Sittwe, stop for lunch at a local restaurant (not included) before the Sittwe airport transfer for the flight to Yangon.
Arrival in Yangon in the evening and transfer to hotel for check-in, the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight in Yangon.
TWELFTH DAY – DEPARTURE FROM YANGON
Transfer to the airport for the return flight, end of the Tour
HOW TO BOOK AND BUY THE PACKAGE
1) For payment, 40% of the amount to be paid to reserve the package and the remaining 60% one month before the date of arrival.
2) The payment of the program can be made by bank transfer, or by any major credit card with a 3% fee
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