Tour Code : Extension-02
Duration : 6 Days/ 5 Nights
Day 1) Arrival Yangon
Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, welcome and meet with local guide. Then transfer to hotel for check in. Your sightseeing begins by visiting Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda known for 70m long reclining Buddha image, Kabar Aye ( World Peace) Pagoda, which is significant for the Sixth Synod held in its large compound in 1954, Mahapasana Cave, located in the same compound and then photo stop at the heart of Yangon such as Sule Pagoda, Maha Bandoola Garden with Independence Monument, City Hall and many colonial style buildings. Evening visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, landmark of Myanmar and one of the greatest wonders of the world. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.
Day 2) Yangon-Bagan
Morning after breakfast, transfer to airport for Bagan. Located in the Ayeyarwaddy basin of central Myanmar, Bagan with its 2000 pagodas and temples represent Myanmar cultural heritage of the 11th-13th century AD. Highlights for this morning-the stunning Shwezigone Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century; Ananda temple, with four huge standing Buddha images; Kyansittha Umin ,a small tunnel with 13th century mural painting ; Gubyaukgyi temple built by prince Rajakuma, son of King Kyansittha.
Afternoon, visit a lacquer-ware workshop and see how to produce the quality lacquer wares. Continue your tour to Bagan’s most massive shrine, Damayangyi temple extending approximately 255 feet on each of its four sides and Thatbyinnyu pagoda, the tallest in Bagan at almost 200 ft. End your tour at the terrace of the Shwesandaw pagoda which is a great spot to view the sunset of Bagan. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
Day 3) Bagan-Mandalay
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport for flight to Mandalay. After arrival at the Tada-Oo International Airport, direct excursion to Amarapura which means ‘City of Immortality’ founded in 1783 AD. Enjoy the great serenity of 1.2 Km long U Bein wooden Bridge, constructed around 1850 with 1086 huge teak pillars across Taung-tha man lake. Visit the traditional silk & cotton weaving workshops. Continue your tour to Maharmuni Buddha Image the most ancient Buddha image cast in bronze in Myanmar and head your way to the handicraft workshops such as marble stone carving, Tapestry and gold leaf workshops.
Afternoon visits include Mya Nan San Kyaw Shwe Nandaw, the Royal Palace which represents the Myanmar Sovereignty and independence; Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings, Kuthodaw Pagoda, often called the world’s largest book (a set of 729 huge stone slabs on which the Buddhist scriptures are inscribed). Finish the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill, the natural watch-tower for the visitors to watch sunrise or sunset over the city plains.
Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
Day 4) Mandalay-Heho-Inle Lake
Breakfast at hotel. Morning transfer to airport for flight to Heho. Upon arrival, you have to take a scenic route to Nyaung Shwe Jetty by traveling the uphill and winding road over the Shan Plateau. Transfer by boat to hotel in the lake. After hotel check in, enjoy a boat ride on Inle Lake for the whole day. Enjoy the views of the leg-rowers who are the most famous attraction in the region, and floating gardens. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Ngaphae Chaung Monastery , blacksmith, silk and cotton weaving factories, silver smith, cheroot Industry and boat making factory etc, Overnight at the hotel in Inle.
Day 5) Indein - Heho - Yangon
After breakfast, morning visit to Indein village, located at the western side of the lake. Enjoy a relaxing boat trip along a small canal to reach Indein Village. From landing place, walk through a market place and follow a stair path lined up with many hundreds of wooden columns, you finally will reach the impressive Shwe Indein Pagoda complex. All visitors will surely be enchanted by the sight of more than 1000 ruined and restored pagodas from 16th century. From the hillside, you have great view over the lake area. Return to hotel to check out. Transfer to airport for flight back to Yangon. On arrival, transfer to hotel & overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 6) Departure Yangon
Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit to Bogyoke market formerly "Scott market", where you can get a wide range of Myanmar handicraft, jewelries, fabrics, lacquer wares and so on. Drive back to hotel for check-out and then, transfer to Int’l airport for your return or onward flight.