Tour Code : Extension-01
Duration : 5 Days/ 4 Nights
Day 1). Arrival Yangon
Welcome by our tour guide at the Yangon International Airport, transfer to hotel for check-in. Sightseeing in Yangon starts with Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda which houses the fourth largest colossal reclining Buddha and a photo stop at the heart of Yangon such as Sule Pagoda, City Hall, Maha Bandoola Garden with Independence Monument and many colonial style buildings.
In the early evening, visit Botahtaung Pagoda, a famous landmark on Yangon's waterfront, Nanthida jetty to witness the daily life of the local people and Yangon's River that offers a remarkable atmosphere with spectacular colors, China town where you can find a lot of gold shops and food stalls. Proceed to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, the most famous place for its religious significance, architectural beauty and Myanmar fine arts. Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 2). Yangon - Bagan Sightseeing
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport for domestic flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, start your sightseeing tour with a visit to busy Nyaung Oo Market to observe the daily life of local people. Then, visit the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century, Wetkyi-inn Gubyauk Gyi Temple, built in early 13th century. Next stop is Htilominlo Pagoda, built by king Nantaungmya in 1218 and traces of old murals are still visible. Proceed to Ananda Temple, with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior. Then, check-in to your hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour include Thatbyinnyu Pagoda, the highest temple in Bagan constructed by King Alaung Sithu and Dhamayangyi Temple, Bagan's most massive temple with the finest brick work. See the four Buddha images in Manuha Pagoda, builtin 1095. Then, stop at Myazedi Stupa to see the stone inscriptions written in four languages. Browse handicrafts and learn about traditional lacquer ware at a local workshop. Enjoy a breathtaking sunset vista from a temple terrace - Shwe Sandaw Pagoda (or) Pyathatkyi Pagoda . Overnight at hotel, Bagan.
Day 3). Bagan – Mandalay
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Mandalay. Arrive at Tada-Oo International Airport and drive to an ancient city of Amarapura, 11 km south of Mandalay. Visit Maha Gandayon Monastery, one of the most illustrious learning centers of Buddhist scripture for the monks and 1.2 Km long U Bein teak Bridge that spans the Taung Tha Man Lake. Then, visit traditionalsilk weaving factories. Proceed to famous Maharmuni Pagoda, one of the most sacred Buddha Image in Mandalay. Continue to your hotel. Check-in at hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing begins with ShwenandawKyaung ( Golden Palace Monastery ), noted for its exquisite wood carvings; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the World’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures and Mya Nan San Kyaw Golden Palace. Enjoy sunset at Mandalay Hill, 230 meters in elevation, with a magnificent view of the city and surrounding countryside.
Overnight atthe hotel in Mandalay.
Day 4). Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay – Yangon by PM flight
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to jetty for boat trip along the Ayeyawaddy River to Mingun. Worth visiting places at Mingun are Mingun Pagoda: the biggest unfinished 50 m high pagoda, Mingun bell: weighing 90 tons and the biggest ringing bell in the world and Mya Thein Tan pagoda in outstanding shape. Then, return by boat to Mandalay.
In the afternoon, transfer to airport for flight back to Yangon. Arrive at Yangon and check in at your hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.
Day 5). Departure by PM flight
After breakfast, visit to Bogyoke Market( Scott Market ) where various types of Myanmar handicrafts, gems & jewelry and souvenirs are available to buy. Drive back to hotel to check out; transfer to Yangon airport for departure flight from Myanmar.