Tour Code: DNM 003
Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
Tour Type: Leisure Tour
Destination: Bagan, Mandalay, Sagaing, Mingun, Inle Lake
On arrival at the Yangon International Airport, our company’s English speaking guide will pick up you with your name signboard in the international arrival hall and then transfer to the Hotel for check-in. Firstly, enjoy Yangon city tour including Shwedagon pagoda, a golden stupa, located in Yangon (also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and The Golden Pagoda).
Moreover, have the chance to visit Sule pagoda, the landmark of Yangon down town area. Another interesting place is Bogyoke Market ( Bogyoke Aung San Market ) which is the most popular market of Yangon and Myanmar as well. Every foreigner keens to visit the market to buy Myanmar Traditional Dress, Ruby, Sapphire, Jade, Gold, Silver, Paintings and various kinds of souvenirs which are famous for their quality ( Note: This market is closed every Monday). Afterward, return to the hotel and take leisure time. Stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at the Hotel, depart for Bagan by morning flight. Arrive at the Nyaung U airport and then transfer to hotel. Bagan was known as Pagan in the past. Start a visit to Nyaung-U local market, and continue to visit the most famous pagodas and temples including Shwezigon Pagoda built in 1102 AD.
It began during the reign of King Anawrahta. Afterward, head to Gupyaukgyi Temple which stands close to the Mya Zedi Temple near the Minkaba Village. This Mya Zedi Temple was built in AD.1113 by prince Yaza Kumaya. And then, head to Htilominlo Temple built by King Nantaungmya in AD 1218. It is learnt that this temple is the last Myanmar style temple in Bagan.
After visiting these pagodas, enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant (for own account). And then, visit an interesting lacquerware work shop to learn about the fascinating technique of this handicraft. Watch a beautiful sunset over Bagan from a temple. Stay overnight at the Hotel.
After breakfast at the Hotel, visit Manuha Temple built by King Manuha in 1059 A.D. It is said that only the reclining Buddha, in the act of entering Nibbana, has a smile on its face and showing that for Manuha only death was a release from his suffering. And then, visit Law Ka Nanda stupa built during the reign of King Anawrahta. This Pagoda stands on the Ayeyarwaddy River, that is why you can watch the sunset from this pagoda.
And then, visit Sulamani Temple which was built by King Narapatisithu in A.D. 1183. It is similar to the Thatbyinnyu Temple. Another tourist attraction is Dhammayangyi Temple which is the most massive structure in Bagan. This Temple was built by King Narathu AD (1167-70 ).
This is one of the four most important monuments in ancient Bagan. Moreover, the most interesting fact about Bagan is where visitor can observe and learn about the changes of traditions and culture in different dynasties and interesting history of pagodas, which had been recorded on amazing murals of some pagodas and temples. This is not the end of what Bagan has to offer to visitors. To enjoy one of the most beautiful moment in a day, they can enjoy by watching sunset, riding bicycle and pony cart with ancient style. And then, return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at the Hotel, fly from Nyaung U to Mandalay which derives from the Pali word of Mandare. Drive to Amarapura, an ancient city. The spectacular teak bridge of U Bein and the famous Mahagandayon Monastery are some of the major attractions in Amarapura. And also visit to the Silk Weaving Factory. Mandalay has been famous as a center of silk production for centuries, long clothing the kings of the various kingdoms of Myanmar.
And then, visit to Sagaing Hill, it is noted as a religious retreat and has over 400 Monasteries and Naunneries. Also head to the Kaunghmudaw pagoda which is about 10km away from Sagaing. At the nearby village of Ywa-taung, visitors can also view silversmiths making silverware by traditional methods. Continue to In-wa ( Ava ), an ancient city of Myanmar, for enjoying local culture and fascinating art of Maha Aung Myay Bon Zan Monastery ( Ok Kyaung ) and Bagaya Monastery. And then, transfer to Mandalay for hotel check-in and stay overnight.
Note: The exciting discovery cruises of Mandalay-Bagan (Downstream or Upstream) are offered between —-and —– to experience unforgettable river life and visit villages.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Mingun, just one hour boat ride along the Ayeyarwaddy river from Mandalay. The first tourist attraction is Mingun Phahtotawgyi built by King Bodawpaya, the biggest pagoda in the world. Another attraction is the Mingun Bell at a height of 3.7 meters. This bell is recognized as the largest working bell in the world and it was cast in bronze in 1808. The next one is Hsinbyume Pagoda (also known as Myatheindan Pagoda ) built by King Bagyitaw in memory of his favorite wife in AD 1816. And then, return to Mandalay and visit Mahamuni Buddha Temple which is also known as Mahamuni Pagoda and Bayar Gyi. It is the most attractive one in Mandalay. Stay overnight at the Hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Heho by flight. Arriving at the Heho Airport, visitors will be picked up by a car to Nyaung Shwe Jetty and it takes about one hour drive. Then, take a boat to Inle lake and check in at the hotel. Afterward, enjoy incredible sightseeing of Inle lake which is 22km long.
Not only can you observe fascinating indigenous culture, floating gardens and floating houses of local dwellers in nearby villages but also you can meet friendly local ethnic communities and Intha people who are famous for their leg rowing. If you are lucky, you can grip the great opportunity there to enjoy amazing experience of floating market that rotates among five locations every five days.
Proceed to visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. This pagoda festival is one of the largest Buddhist festivals in Myanmar. It is held in between September and October. And then, head to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery ( Jumping Cat Monastery ) and view beautiful local handicraft ( silk weaving & silver smith and black smith ). Stay overnight at the hotel. Next day… will visit to Inn Daing. Stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Heho Airport to depart for Yangon by flight. Arrive in Yangon and visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, one of the remarkable attractions in Yangon. It is a very huge reclining buddha with large feet. This reclining Buddha image is 216 feet (66 meters) long. In the evening, join walking tour on the strand road where colonial buildings are positioned elegantly and can enjoy sunset from Nanthida Jetty. Stay overnight in Yangon.
Breakfast at the hotel, and then transferred to the Yangon international airport for return flight.