9 Day Classic Myanmar

Yangon - Bagan - MtPopa - Mandalay - Inle Lake – Yangon

(9 Days / 8 Nights)

All year round and can be tailored in accord with your travel plan

Day 01: Yangon Arrival

  • Arrive Yangon International Airport, welcome by
    Beyond Myanmar representative and tour guide
  • Check into hotel
  • Afternoon tour of Yangon –
    • Karaweik Hall
    • Royal barge ride on the Royal Lake
    • Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda
    • Gilded 2,500 year old Sule Pagoda
    • Colonial style buildings surrounding Mahabandula Park
  • Sunset viewing of golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Overnight at hotel in Yangon

Day 02: Yangon - Bagan (by flight and car)

  • After breakfast at your hotel
  • Transfer to airport, fly to Bagan (early flight 5 AM)
  • Full day Bagan sightseeing –
    • Visit colourful Nyaung U Maket
    • Magnificent golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda
    • Decorative Htilominlo Temple
    • Superb mural paintings of Gubyaukgyi Temple
    • Myinkabar village to observe lacquer ware process
    • Architecturally impressive Ananda Temple
    • Thabinnyu Temple, the highest temple in Bagan
    • Dhammayangyi Temple, noted for its remarkable brickwork
  • Enjoy sunset over the site from the supper terrace of Shwesandaw Pagoda
  • Overnight at hotel in Bagan

Day 03: Bagan - Mt.Popa (by car)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Drive to Mt. Popa
  • Climb up Mt. Popa and view the surrounding area
  • Drive back to Bagan and visit small Toddy Palm workshop on the way
  • More sightseeing around Bagan and sunset by boat on the majestic Ayeyarwaddy river
  • Overnight at hotel in Bagan

Day 04: Yangon – Amarapura - Mandalay (by flight and car)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Transfer to airport, fly to Mandalay
  • Arrive Mandalay, check into hotel
  • Mandalay full day sightseeing –
    • Visit typical village of Myanmar farmers
    • Drive to Amarapura – an ancient capital of Myanmar date back to 17th century and famous for its U Bein wooden bridge
    • Silk weaving home cottage
    • Mahagandayon Monastery with its 1500 monks
    • Kyauktawgyi Pagoda with large Buddha carved single block of marble
    • Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace) with exquisite wood carvings
    • Kuthodaw Pagoda with stone tablets of Buddhist scriptures (world’s largest book)
    • Shwekyaung monastery which was King Mindon’s residence famous for its wood carvinf masterpiece
  • Mandalay Palace in the evening
    • Enjoy the sunset from Mandalay Hill
  • Overnight at hotel in Mandalay

Day 05: Mandalay - Mingun – Innwa - Sagaing (by car, boat and Horse cart)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Depart Mandalay on a private boat along the Ayeyarwaddy River to visit Mingun, a village on the west bank of the river
  • Visit Settawya Pagoda with a marble foot print of Buddha, Pondawaya phaya
  • Visit Mingun Pahtotawgyi, the world renowned ringing Mingun Bell – the largest Bell in the world weighing 90 tons
  • At the end of the tour visit elegan Sinphyume Pagoda and its architecture masterpiece
  • After the visit in Mingun, take the boat back to Mandalay and lunch at a local restaurant in Mandalay
  • Proceed to Sagaing Hill – known as the centre for meditation. Hill sides are dotted with numerous pagodas and Monasteries
  • Visit Innwa with a horse cart to the surrounding area
  • Return to Mandalay
  • Overnight at hotel in Mandalay

Day 06: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake (by flight, boat and car)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Transfer to airport, fly to Heho in the Shan State
  • Transfer to Nyaung Shwe by car which takes about 1 hour drive
  • Arrive at Nyaung Shwe and full day sightseeing by a private boat to the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, floating garden vegetable, Ngaphae Chaung monastery where you can experience typical Shan monastery with encient Buddha statues.
  • Lunch on the lake
  • In the afternoon, visit traditional cheroot (cigars) and blacksmith workshop, kaylar village
  • On the way back, visit umbrella and Shan paper workshops in the village Ywama
  • Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake

Day 7: Inle – Intein

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • All day sightseeing begins with excursion to Indein pagoda complex where one can see beautiful bamboo forest and over 1000 Shan pagodas from XVI century.
  • Visit 5 day market and traditional fishing method
  • Visit remote villages of Taungto and Kyaikan
  • After lunch, visit lotus weaving factory and remote village on the lake
  • Return to Inle Lake
  • Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake

Day 8: Inle Lake - Yangon

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Transfer to Heho, fly to Yangon
  • Arrive in Yangon and check in to Hotel then lunch at a local restaurant
  • Half day sightseeing begins with British old colonial strand hotel, Bogyoke (Scott) market, port of Yangon and China town

Day 09: Yangon (by car)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Leisure at guest request
  • Transfer to airport for departure
Included in the price are –
  • Daily breakfast
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • All entrance fees
  • English speaking local Tour guide
  • Accommodation
  • Domestic air tickets + boat in accord with itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing by car and boat as per your itinerary
Not include in the price are –
  • Meals (lunch and dinner)
  • Tips to guide and drivers
  • Travel insurance and visa

Above services shall be tailored in accord with your travel plan

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