The Golden Land - 2

Day : 1 Arrival Yangon (-/-/-)

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, welcome by our local guide and transfer to your hotel. Start sightseeing of Yangon: Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2000 years Pagoda to enjoy the bustling life of Yangon and its people. And then visit to Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda (a huge reclining Buddha).
Then visit Karaweik Hall, a Royal floating barge on the Royal Lake for a photo stop.
Late in the afternoon, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda described by Somerset Maugham: “The Shwedagon rose superb, glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city.” This massive bell-shaped stupa rises nearly 100 meters above hill-top surroundings.
Wander through this magnificent structure and its courtyards, stupas, bells, Temples, and Buddha images, and see religious and secular visitors from all parts of the globe. Shwedagon has become the symbol of Myanmar. Enjoy the sunset over the Pagoda.
Overnight in Yangon

Day : 2 Yangon - Heho - Inle (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel
In the morning, transfer to airport for a flight to Heho. From Heho, a scenic one-hour drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake.
Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake, board a private motorboat to head out to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights.
Pass villages built on stilts over the lake, inhabited by the local Intha people.
Observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles.
Visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses dozens of Shan Buddha Images, but is more famous for its unique ‘jumping cats’ that jump through hoops in the air! Continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf.
Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand. If time permits, there may be time to enjoy a short walk through one of the lakeside villages.
Overnight on Inle Lake

Day : 3 Inle - Indaing (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel
In the morning, sightseeing to Indaing village, the western end of the Lake. The boat takes you through a long channel where you watch the farmers cultivate their products. This ride is one of the most scenic boat tours on Lake Inle.
After lunch, continue to see the village of silk weaving on wooden handlooms, cheroot, boat making place and local blacksmiths workshops. And also visit to the floating gardens.
Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake

Day : 4 Inle - Heho - Mandalay (B/-/-)

After breakfast
Visit nears the Hotel. Then transferred to Nyaung Shwe jetty by boat and proceed to Heho for flight to Mandalay in the evening.
Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. This afternoon, continue your tour of Mandalay with a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the title ‘World’s Biggest Book’. Continue to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace. This grand teak building is known for its exquisite woodcarving.
Overnight in Mandalay

Day : 5 Mandalay - Amarapura - Ava - Sagaing (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel and depart for full day trip to the former capitals of Amarapura, Ava and Sagaing.
The day begins with a visit to the 18th century capital, Amarapura. Attend the daily meal of over thousand monks at the country’s largest monastery; Mahagandayon. Visit a silk weaving workshop, the craft specialty of Amarapura.
Proceed to Ava, the capital from 14th to 18th centuries and visit by horse and carriage the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace and fort, and the Maha Aungmye Bonzan and Htihlaing Shin Paya.
In the afternoon cross the bridge over the Irrawaddy River and continue to Sagaing. Covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious centre of Myanmar and is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centres.
Finish the day with a walk at sunset over the 200 year-old U Bein Bridge, constructed entirely from teak.
Overnight in Mandalay

Day : 6 Mandalay - Bagan (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel
The last capital of royal Myanmar, Mandalay is still one of the largest cities in Myanmar, and a cultural and spiritual center.
In the morning, head to Mahamuni Pagoda, the image enshrined here is perhaps the most venerated image in Myanmar, covered in over 15 cm thickness of gold leaf. Worshippers flock daily to the shrine at four in the morning to observe the unique face-washing ceremony. En-route to the pagoda, stop to observe the laborious process of Gold-Leaf Beating, where gold is painstakingly hammered into tissue-thin squares.
After lunch, we will take a short break and then continue the tour visiting the Mandalay Palace & Fort, which best portrays the golden days of Mandalay Kingdom.
And you will be assisted to the airport for your flight to Bagan. Upon arrival in Bagan, transfer to your hotel for check-in.
Overnight in Bagan

Day : 7 Bagan (B/-/-)

After breakfast,
Begin your visit with a stop at the colorful Nyaung Oo Market where every day the locals come to buy and sell fresh produce and other goods. Continue to the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda for an introduction in to Bagan’s rich history.
And then visits to Htilominlo Temple; noted for its plaster carvings and one of the largest temple of Bagan, Thatbyinnyu Temple; the highest building on the Bagan plain and Ananda temple, an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples. Built in the early Mon-style, Ananda contains two unique Buddha images whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed.
After lunch, visit to one of Myanmar most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer-ware workshop. Then continue to Manuha Temple; built in Mon style in 1059 and Nanpaya temple; a unique sandstone monument. Next you will explore the Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple; a temple noted worthy for its mural paintings of Jataka scenes under the protection of UNESCO,Dhamayangyi, a massive temple with a finest brickwork and go to watch the sunset over the Shwesandaw Pagoda. This afternoon begin with a visit to a traditional lacquer ware workshop where you can observe the production of one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts.
Overnight in Bagan

Day : 8 Bagan - Yangon (B/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel
Rise up early for an incredible sun rise view from Bagan Tower.
We will go along the temples and beautiful villages of Bagan for morning sightseeing of Bagan.
Then transfer to Nyaung U airport to fly back to Yangon.
Transfer to hotel and overnight in Yangon.

Day : 9 Yangon Departure (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel
In the morning, visit Bogyoke Aung San Market (former Scott’s Market), where shopper’s favorite you can browse through the wide selection of Myanmar handicrafts and other goods. (Note: Market is closed on Mondays and public holidays)
Free time own leisure before proceed to Yangon international airport for your departure flight back to ……