Tour Code : Extension-04
Duration : 5 Days/ 4 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.
Proceed 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 – Heho –Pindaya – Inle lake
After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for flight to Heho. Then, drive about one hour to the small quiet town Pindaya enjoying the great scenic beauty of the countryside along the road to Pindaya. Visit Pindaya Caves ( Shwe-umin or Golden Cave ). well-known for its Buddha statues carved out of limestone. Then, a short stop at over 250 years old Banyan trees and Pindaya lake. Proceed to bamboo umbrella making factory, papermaking factory. Drive to Nyaung Shwe where Inle Lake is situated. Then, transfer to hotel in the lake by boat for check-in.
Day 3). Inle Sightseeing
After breakfast, tour excursion on the lake by boat starts: visiting wonderful floating gardens, floating market, natives’ method of fishing and village life on the lake. On the way, you can see unique leg-rowers, fishing canoes using special methods for fishing and collecting seaweed, lakebed mud etc to make floating gardens. Then, you will visit well-known Nga Phae Chaung monastery and Silver smith factory.
After lunch, visit the Cheroot making factory, Boat making carpentry workshop, Silk weaving factory. In the late afternoon, visit the most famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. On the way back to Nyaung Shwe you will pass through some villages to enjoy life on the lake.
Day 4 ) Indein-Heho-Yangon
After breakfast, morning visit to Indein village, located at the western side of the lake. 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 with 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 and transfer to Heho airport for flight back to Yangon. Upon arrival at Yangon, transfer to hotel and check in at hotel.
Day 5) Departure Yangon
Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit Botahtaung Pagoda and Nanthida Jetty to see the Yangon river life that offers a remarkable atmosphere with spectacular colors and photo opportunities Shopping in the Bogyoke market formerly "Scott market", where you can get a wide range of Myanmar handicraft, jewelries, fabrics, lacquer wares and so on. Then, transfer to Int’l airport for your return or onward flight.