Yangon Exploration - 2
Day : 1 Arrival Mandalay (-/-/-)
Arrive Mandalay International Airport by late morning flight, you will meet your tour guide after clearing immigration and customs control at Airport.
Transfer to the hotel for check in.
Stay overnight in Yangon
Day : 2 Mandalay (-/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel
In the morning, we’ll drive former capitals of Amarapura and visit U Pain Bridge, the whole bridge done with entire wood. After that , we will visit Mahagandayon Monastery is 11 kilometers from Mandalay, in the former Burmese capital of Amarapura. Around 10 in the morning over 1000 monks who live in the monastery come out to receive food from donors. Everything is planned, the monks are standing in 2 rows, volunteers distribute the food, the dining rooms are filled and they eat at the same time.
And then, we will visit Mahamuni pagoda, one of the country’s most revered Buddha images which, over the years, has been covered with gold leaf for hundreds of layers. And then visit to Marble carving workshop and Gold- Leaf beating workshop. In the afternoon visit Shwe Nan Daw Monastery, Ku ThoDaw Pagoda and enjoy the sunset at Mandalay hill.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Day : 3 Mandalay - Bagan (-/-/-)
After early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport for your flight to Bagan.
Upon your arrival start your Bagan tour with a visit to the vibrant Nyaung U Market, unveil the glory of Bagan’s history by visits to archeological treasures such as the Shwezigon Pagoda for its impressive bell-shaped stupa, Dhaman Yan Gyi and graceful Htilominlo Temple with its delicate plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.
Continue to discover the ancient and most treasured handicrafts of lacquering by a demonstration from skilled artisan. Explore the amazing mural paintings under the protection of UNESCO at Myingaba Gu ByaukgyiTemple, and enjoy your soothing sunset at Shwesandaw Pagoda.
Overnight in Bagan.
Day : 4 Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake (-/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to airport for flight to Heho
Upon arrival, we will drive to Nyaung Shwe, gateway to Inle Lake.
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.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 cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand.
We can also visit a local silk weaving ‘factory’ which sits on stilts on the lake and where they still use old style hand looms.
If time permits, there may be time to enjoy a short walk through one of the lakeside villages.
Stay overnight in Inle Lake