|: 9 Days / 8 Nights|
|: START |YANGON . MANDALAY . BAGAN . KALAW . INLE LAKE . YANGON| FINISH|
|: This tour introduces the inspiring towns, culture and the real taste of authentic people.
Take the opportunity to mingle the diverse architecture of the city, magnificent Shwedagon pagoda and bustling Indian town in Yangon.
Discovery on Royal Palace, 200 years old bridge, some cottage industries and Mandalay Hill in Mandalay
Wonder Bagan ancient temples and nearby villages to see local products and daily life.
Continue to Shan Hill to explore British Hill station, Kalaw and cruising the Inle Lake by private boat to explore ways of Ihtha life , floating garden and hidden Indein pagoda complex.
Your tour will conclude in Yangon with a visit to colorful Chinatown with some foodies and a glass of beer on the last eve.
Day 1 Yangon arrival
Myanmar's largest and most vibrant city, Yangon is a place that many visitors to Myanmar pass by all too quickly. Its historical importance as a trading post means that for centuries it has been home to a fascinating melting pot of ethnicities and religions, and it is host to the largest number of colonial-era buildings in Southeast Asia. Today, it has thriving cultural and social scenes.
Giving the sense of a meeting of cultures, local experience , this 2,600 year old structure contrasts with fading British colonial buildings – past which you might see monks strolling in their purple robes, or barefoot local people chewing on their betel nuts.
Overnight in Yangon – 2 nights
Day 2 Yangon discovery with your local guide
A short train ride towards north of Yangon n the afternoon. Observe the activities inside the train equally entertaining to the outside landscapes, local attractions, markets and tiny quarters. Leave the train at at North Oakkalar after 30-40 mins ride and transfer to brilliant local night market at a local quarter where you will find no tourist travelers.
Experience local street foods in the road side stalls together with local draught Beer , vegetable, baked fish and meat sa-tays (BBQ). Venture into the stalls selling everything from fresh fruits to local pickle tea salad. Try a range of local delicacies with a couple of local beer and soak up Yangon’s atmosphere at night.
Your return way to hotel by taxi (own account)
Day 3 Yangon to Mandalay by flight. Mandalay explorer with your local guide
Fly to Mandalay.
Transfer to the airport in the morning for flight to Mandalay.
Discovery in Mandalay on arrival begins with a visit to ancient royal capital of Amarapura to witness the world's longest teak bridge over Thaungthaman Lake, lively Jade market & Mandalay’s backstreets.
Afternoon tour to local cottage industries and Mandalay Hill to see the best view over Myingyan plain and Shan mountain.
Overnight in Mandalay – 1 night
Day 4 Road from Mandalay to Bagan via sightseeing at Mount Popa.
A stop at Mount Popa, a 1,518m high extinct volcano. On arrival, enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding area. Learn about nats and nat worship as you climb the stairs to the top . The view over the Myingyan Plain from the top of the volcanic peak is very impressive.
Then, continue to Bagan passing palm trees lining along the dusty road.
On arrival at Bagan, transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Bagan - 2 nights
Day 5 Bagan temples and local experience with your local guide
Built 1105 AD in the early Mon-style, Ananda contains two unique Buddha images whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance and angle from which the statues are viewed.
Afternoon visit to nearby village to learn village life. Observe the process of creating “Poneyay Gyi (pea powder paste) and see how local plum jam is made & packed. The people here are very friendly and will greet you with warm smiles as they going about their business.
Sunset from one of the monument and back to hotel.
Day 6 Overland drive to Kalaw
Late afternoon, arrive in Kalaw, a former British hill station tucked amid the Shan Hills. Enjoy the cool, refreshing air and relaxed atmosphere of this charming town.
Overnight in Kalaw.- 1 night
Day 7 Agriculture tour in Kalaw in the morning and continue to Inle Lake.
Afterwards, a visit to Myinmahti natural sandstone cave which is less touristic before road to Nyaung Shwe, beside glorious Inle Lake.
Arrive Nyaung Shwe and hotel check in.
Overnight in Nyaung Shwe – 2 nights
Day 8 Discover floating garden , Intha fisherman & villages
See the ‘floating gardens’ where local people use indigenous methods to grow a variety of crops suspended in the water along the way to the morning market which is a chance to meet some of the people who gather here from the surrounding hill tribe villages .
We will then pay a visit to a local Intha house where we’ll enjoy some free time for a discussion with family about daily life and culture with a glass of plain tea.
In the afternoon, extend your visit to wonder the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary and witness the unique fishing techniques used by local Inthar fishermen on the way back to the jetty or hotel on the shore.
Day 9 Fly to Yangon & on arrival connect your international flight to home. Depart Yangon
Transfer to Heho airport for flight to Yangon.
On arrival, connect your international flight to home.
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