Meet on arrival at Yangon International Airport. Upon Arrival, today’s sightseeing tour includes the guilded
SULE PAGODA, dating back over 2,000 years, BOGYOKE (SCOTT‟S) MARKET (closed on Monday and
public holiday) with hundreds of stores and a visit of a gems shop. The tour continues to CHAUK HTET
KYI, a huge reclining Buddha image followed by a photo made at KARAWEIK HALL, a royal floating barge.
An extended visit to SHWEDAGON PAGODA, one of the world‟s most spectacular religious monuments, will
conclude the tour of this picturesque Garden City. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98
meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Overnight in Yangon. (No Meals)
After breakfast, transfer to Yangon domestic airport for flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, proceed for
sightseeing starting with the busy local market and continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the
most important pagodas and temples such as SHWEZIGON PAGODA, built by King Anawrahta in the early
11 century, KU BYAUK GYI, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes, KHAY MIN GA TEMPLE,
noted for its spectacular panoramic view of the area‟s many monuments and ANANDA TEMPLE with four
huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior.
Afternoon a visit of a lacquer craftsmen‟s workshop in nearby MYINKABA village and sightseeing to
MANUHA TEMPLE, built in Mon style in 1059, NANBAYA TEMPLE, a unique sandstone monument, said to
have been the palace of King Manuha and MYINGABA GU BYAUKGYI TEMPLE, noted for its ancient mural
paintings. Overnight in Bagan. (Breakfast)
Optional morning program : LETS GO ASIA TRAVEL is offering a unique opportunity to see the ancient city of
Bagan as it has never been seen before. With „BALLOONS OVER BAGAN‟ you get a magnificent birds-eye
view of thousand year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty AyeyarwaddyRiver. The champagne flights at
sunrise last just under an hour and take off daily from October through March. The balloon is guided by
gentle winds not exceeding 24 km/h. Twelve/Sixteen passengers plus a pilot fit into the balloon‟s basket.
After Breakfast, transfer to Bagan airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, proceed directly
to Amarapura. Visit MAHAGANDAYON, a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand
monks live and study and then continue to the 200-year-old U BEIN teak bridge, built in 1782 at the time
when Amarapura was the royal capital.
Afternoon sightseeing tour including MAHAMUNI PAGODA with its spectacular Buddha image covered
with thick layers of gold leaves, visit to Gold Leaf Making Workshop and Tapestry Workshop. SHWE
INBIN, one of the most outstanding monasteries in the country, SHWE NAN DAW KYAUNG or GOLDEN
PALACE MONASTERY, a superb example of a traditional wooden building and KUTHODAW PAGODA,
known as the world‟s largest book, consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures.
Overnight in Mandalay. (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer to the jetty and board a private chartered boat for a cruise over the Irrawaddy
River towards the former capital of Mingun. After a 45-minute cruise, arrive in Mingun, famous for its huge
unfinished pagoda which, if completed, could become the largest temple in Asia. And also home to the
Mingun Bell, considered as the world‟s largest uncracked ringing bell where the world’s largest “ringing”
Afternoon, excursion to the former royal capital of INWA (AVA), reached by a short boat trip.Visit ancient
Ava, once the capital center of one of the Burmese kingdoms, and now is a small village in whose territory,
among the rice fields and banana plantations, you will see the ruins of royal buildings and
temples.Acquaintance with the ancient capital, built in 1364,visits by horse-drawn carriage to NANMYINT
WATCH TOWER, the remains of the palace building nicknamed “leaning tower of Ava”, MAHA AUNGMYE
BONZAN MONASTERY, built of brick and stucco and BARGAYAR MONASTERY, famous for its impressive
ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. After that, you will have an excursion to the Sagine Hill, the summit
and slopes of which are decorated with hundreds of snow-white pagodas; there are many Buddhist
monasteries in which thousands of monks live, and more than 100 meditation centers.
Overnight in Mandalay. (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer to Mandalay airport for domestic flight to Heho in Shan State. Continue the trip
to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s best-known sights. The Intha people, a tribe of Mon descent, mostly
inhabit the lakeshores and floating villages. On arrival visit Inle Lake by boat includes a chance to see the
leg-rowing fishermen and the floating gardens, built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and
anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Visit a floating village at Ywama, the lake‟s downtown,
where a floating market is held every five days. The tour also includes a visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda,
the weaving village of Inpawkhon and Ngaphae Kyaung monastery (known as the jumping cat
monastery), with beautiful antique Buddha statues. Overnight at Inle Lake. (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer to Heho airport for domestic flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to Hotel.
Overnight in Yangon. (Breakfast)
After Breakfast, transfer to Yangon International airport for your departure Flight. (Breakfast)
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