8 Days 7 Nights
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Heho, Inle Lake
Day 1 (Sun) Yangon Arrival
Arrive at Yangon Airport and transfer to hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodation: Jasmine Palace Hotel or similar
Day 2 (Mon) Yangon (B)
Today you will depart on a full day tour of Yangon. Start the day in the heart of Yangon which features an interesting selection of monuments and colonial buildings. Among others, see the Independent Monument, the High Court, the City Hall and the Sule Pagoda (view from the outside only). Then visit Kandawgyi Lake, also known as the Royal Lake, is a natural body of water located in the city centre and a good place for strolling and picnics. The lake is attractive at sunset when the glittering Shwedagon pagoda is reflected in its calm waters. Visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, the reclining Buddha in Yangon which is almost as large as the enormous figure of Shwethalyaung Buddha in Bago. It’s housed in a large metal-roofed shed on Shwegondaing Lan, only a short distance north-east beyond the Shwedagon Paya. Surprisingly, this huge figure is little known and hardly publicized at all- if the chance to go to Bago to see the Shwethalyaung was missed, then don’t pass on this opportunity to witness this colossal image. The highlight of any visit to Yangon, the Shwedagon Pagoda dates back about 2500 years and was built to house eight sacred hairs of the Buddha. Its original shape has changed beyond all recognition over the centuries. Its bell-shaped superstructure, resting on a terraced base, is covered in about 60 tons of gold-leaf, which is continuously being replaced. Return to your hotel at the end of your tour.
Day 3 (Tue) Yangon – Bagan (B)
Transfer to the airport and board your flight to Bagan. Arrive Bagan and begin your city tour. Today you will visit the Shwezigon Pagoda, Gubyaukhi Temple, Ananda Pahto, Gubyaukgyi Temple, Manuha Temple and Shwesandaw Paya. The villages around Bagan are known for producing the finest lacquerware in Myanmar. Your tour will end with a stop at one of the workshops, where you will learn about the painstaking process of laquerware making and decoration. At sunset you will climb to the top of one of the local pagodas for a stunning view of Bagan and the surrounding area. Check in to your hotel at the end of your tour.
Accommodation: Thazin Garden Hotel or similar
Day 4 (Wed) Bagan – Mandalay (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Mandalay. Arrive Mandalay and begin your tour. Head to Amarapura former royal capital, and the Mahagandayon Monastery to observe monks and novices as they line up to receive their daily offering of alms and food from faithful Buddhists. Afterwards, visit the nineteenth century Pahtodawgyi Paya and the reconstructed Bagaya Kyaung, a close cousin to the monastery of the same name in Inwa (Ava). Pause to enjoy the atmosphere of U Bein Bridge, a picturesque teak bridge which extends over one kilometre across Taungthaman Lake, and the highlight of any visit to Amarapura.
Continue to Sagaing, another former royal capital and the spiritual centre of Myanmar. Hundreds of stupas, monasteries, temples and nunneries are to be found in Sagaing Hill, sometimes known as a living Bagan. Thousands of monks and nuns retreat here for meditation and contemplation. Stop at some of the most famous temples such as Sun U Ponya Shin Paya, U Min Thonsei paya and Kaung Hmu Daw Paya. Visit Mahamuni Paya was originally built by King Bodawpaya in 1784 when a road paved with bricks was constructed from his palace to the paya’s eastern gate. The centrepiece of the shrine is the highly venerated Mahamuni image that was transported to Myanmar from Mrauk U in Rakhaing in 1784. On to Shwe Inn Bin Monastery: A Chinese merchant, U Set Shwin, married a local Burmese lady and with his newly acquired fortune built a monastery for his religious wife. It is built of teak, has Burmese carved doors and paintings depicting General Prendergast negotiating with court ministers prior to King Thibaw’s exile. Visit Mandalay Hill and take an easy climb up sheltered steps to experience panoramic views over the palace, Mandalay and the paya-studded countryside. The famous hermit monk, U Khanti, is credited with inspiring the construction of many of the buildings on and around the hill in the years after the founding of the city. Check in to your hotel at the end of your tour.
Accommodation: Yadanarpon Dynasty Hotel or similar
Day 5 (Thu) Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake (B)
Transfer to the airport and board your flight to Heho. Arrive Heho, Enjoy a boat ride on Inle Lake and discover its calm serenity, still waters and colourful brush strokes of floating vegetation and slow moving fishing canoes. Rolling high hills hug the lake on all sides, as the lake’s shore and islands host 17 villages on stilts, mostly inhabited by the Intha people. Enjoy the awe inspiring scenery and meditate on the one of a kind skill of the local fishermen who make use of their legs in a unique rowing technique to glide themselves gracefully around the lake. Visit the enchanting floating gardens, a teeming market and an Intha village around the lake. The day also includes a visit to the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Inn Paw Khon Village (Lotus and silk weaving villages) and the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery.
Accommodation: Amata Garden Resort Inle Lake or similar
Day 6 (Fri) Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon (B)
After breakfast, transfer by boat to Heho, then transfer to airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel and rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodation: Jasmine Palace Hotel or similar
Day 7 (Sat) Yangon (B)
After breakfast, sightseeing in Yangon. Explore the Bogyoke Aung San Market, also known as Scott Market, which contains over 2000 stalls and is the best place in Yangon to browse through the complete range of local handicrafts.
Day 8 (Sun) Yangon – Departure (B)
After breakfast, enjoy free time until your transfer from hotel to the airport to board your return flight to Canada.
B – Breakfast
Tour Price per Person Double Occupancy – minimum 2 persons
|SUNDAY Arrival in Yangon||Land Package From||Single Supp.|
|2019: May – October||1800||460|
|November 2019 – March 2020||1950||590|
LAND ONLY price includes Domestic airfare within Myanmar
HOTEL BLACKOUT DATES and FAIR/SEASONAL SURCHARGE may apply.
~~ ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE ~~
Your Tour Package Includes
- Domestic Airfare within Myanmar.
- Return transfer between airport and hotel.
- Superior hotel accommodation with daily breakfast.
- Sightseeing Tours with admission and meals as per itinerary.
- Professional English Speaking local guide service.
Your Tour Package Does NOT Include
- International Airfare from Canada to Myanmar.
- Any applicable weekend and other surcharges imposed by airlines.
- Any taxes, airport fees and fuel surcharge.
- Travel/Medical/Cancellation insurance and all personal expenses.
- Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers, and hotel staff.
- Any items not specified as included.
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