Enjoy a varied and rewarding Myanmar experience with visits to the main historical destinations and a full day boat ride down the fabled Irrawaddy River.
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide and transferred to the hotel. Sightseeing, includes downtown Yangon, Chaukhtatkyi, a colossal reclining Buddha; a scenic photo stop on beautiful Kandawgyi Lake and the awe inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda.
Yangon – Mandalay
Flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival sightseeing highlights include a visit to the former royal capital of Amarapura, U Bein’s Bridge, the world’s longest teakwood structure. Then visit Inwa, another former royal capital, to see old palace walls, wooden monasteries, and the ‘leaning tower of Ava’.
Sightseeing today includes gold leaf hammering, Mahamuni Pagoda, Shwenandaw Monastery – noted for its exquisite wood carvings and Kuthodaw Pagoda. End the day with a sunset view from Mandalay Hill.
Mandalay – Bagan
Depart Mandalay to Bagan by modern ferryboat service. A pleasant way to spend the day as you travel down the fabled Irrawaddy River. Arrive in Bagan in the late afternoon.
Continue sightseeing today at one of Asia’s premier archaeological sites. Highlights include many of Bagan’s distinctive pagodas and the colourful local market.
Bagan – Heho (Inle Lake)
Flight to Heho. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel at Inle Lake and begin sightseeing. Highlights include the boatmen with their ‘one-legged’ rowing style, the floating gardens and the ‘jumping cats’ monastery.
Continue Inle Lake sightseeing today with a visit to Indain village with its 16th century pagodas. Visit a local silk weaving ‘factory’ which sits on stilts on the lake.
Heho – Yangon
Transfer to Heho airport for the flight back to Yangon. Afternoon visit the Botahtaung Pagoda on the Yangon River and a last shopping spree at the famous Scott Market, noted for its variety of handicrafts and other items.
At leisure until your transfer to Yangon International airport for your onward flight.
9 Days return Yangon
Private Tour – Departures daily
All accommodation as stated including daily breakfast, all sightseeing and transfers including entrance fees, all transport mentioned including domestic flights, local English speaking guides and pre-departure information.