Meet on arrival at Yangon International Airport. Today’s sightseeing tour includes the gilded 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 HTAT GYI, a huge reclining
Buddha image followed by a photo stop 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 Meal)
After breakfast, transfer to Yangon Airport for domestic flight to Bagan. Upon arrival in Bagan, 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 11th
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)
After breakfast, visit the site of TAYOKEPYAY TEMPLE in Min Nan Thu Village, PHAYA THONE ZU and
NANDAMANYA TEMPLES noted for exquisite murals of 13th century and KYAT KAN CAVE monastery, a
famous meditation center in Bagan. Visit farming villages around Bagan. Sightseeing continues with an
excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River to the nostalgic NAT HTAUNG KYAUNG, a wooden monastery
built in 1781 by a group of monks, famous for woodcarvings, a collection of ancient Buddha statues and
lacquer boxes. Overnight in Bagan. (Breakfast)
Optional morning program: Balloons Over Bagan (15.10.2019 ~ 31.03.2020)
Nature Dream 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 Ayeyarwaddy River. 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.
Proceed on a scenic overland journey to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano with its shrine dedicated to
animist spirits, known as “Nats”. For the energetic, there is time to climb the 777 steps to the shrine at
the top of the volcanic plug. Continue by road (by Private car) and head to the Mandalay, the former
capital of Myanmar. Overnight in Mandalay. (Breakfast)
A sightseeing tour of Mandalay, Myanmar‟s cultural capital, Visit MAHAGANDAYON, a famous Buddhist
monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study; continue to the 200-year-old U BEIN teak
bridge, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was the royal capital. Visit of BAGAYA MONASTERY, with
a superb collection of Buddha statues. En route stop at a traditional hand-weaving silk workshop.
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 also home to the Mingun Bell, considered as the world‟s largest uncracked ringing bell.
Also visit the beautiful white Hsinbyume Pagoda.
Excursion to the former royal capital of INWA (AVA), reached by a short boat trip. 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. This
place is revered as one of the main religious centers of the country. From the terrace of the temple offers
an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding area.Overnight in Mandalay.(Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho in Shan State. Continue by car and enjoy a scenic drive to
Pindaya through the picturesque countryside of Shan State. Visit Pindaya‟s limestone cave with its maze of
chambers displaying more than 8,000 Buddha statues and local handicraft workshops producing Shan
paper made from mulberry bark and traditional umbrellas made from the same paper that are used by
monks all around the country.
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 at Nyaung Shwe village, check in at
hotel (for hotel with lake location, transfer by boat). Overnight on Inle Lake. (Breakfast)
After breakfast, visit 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.
Continue visits In Dein in the south of the lake by motor boat. From the middle of the lake, continue down
a small canal leading to the village of In Dein, a recently opened area in Shan State. After a walk around
the village, passing a local school, take the covered stairway to the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area where
ancient stupas are partly covered by vegetation. From here there is a magnificent view over the lake.
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)
Day 10 : Yangon – Departure
After Breakfast, transfer to Yangon International airport for your departure Flight. (Breakfast)
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