DAY1. ARRIVAL YANGON (-/-/D)
Welcome by our tour guide upon arrival at Yangon International Airport. Take a few hours for refreshment. Evening tour begins with the most magnificent and spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda before the sun set and enjoy the beauty of Stupa while it changes the shining of gold in different tones according to the radiant of the setting sun. Dine at local restaurant and overnight in Yangon.
DAY2. YANGON – MANDALAY (BY FLIGHT) (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. On arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in. Proceed directly to Amarapura. visit MAHAGANDAYON, a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study Buddhism; continue to the 200-year-old U BEIN teak bridge, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was the Royal Capital. En route stop at a traditional hand-weaving silk workshop. Lunch at local restaurant . Afternoon sightseeing tour includes MAHAMUNI PAGODA with its spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves and visit to the Gold Leaf Workshop and Tapestry Workshop. Then, to SHWE NAN DAW KYAUNG(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 sculpted with the Three Baskets of Buddhist scriptures. Enjoy sunset on the Mandalay Hill. Dine at local restaurant and overnight in Mandalay.
DAY3. MANDALAY – MT.POPA – BAGAN (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Mt. Popa – an extinct volcano, a Home to myanmar’s most powerful Nats( Spiritual Gods). Climb up the steps to the Stupa and shrines which top the volcano and enjoy the overview of the Oasis of Myanmar. Then, proceed to Bagan. Check in hotel and dine at local restaurant. Overnight in Bagan.
DAY4. BAGAN SIGHTSEEING (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, Sightseeing tour begins to Shwezigon Pagoda- the prototype for later Myanmar pagodas built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th CenturyA.D. as a religious shrine. Visit Ananda Temple -the finest master-piece built by King Anawrahta in the 11Century A.D. Lunch at local restaurant. After then, Thatbyinnyu Temple- a white stucco building, the highest temple in Bagan built by King Alaung Sithu in mid-12 Century; Gawdawpalin, 60 metres high, built by King Narapatisithu during the 13th century. Proceed to LawkanandaPagoda, where the Buddha’s tooth relic was enshrined built by King Anawrahta. Enjoy the beauty of sunset over the majestic Ayeyarwaddy river with the backdrop of Tant Kyi Hill. Dine at local restaurant and overnight in Bagan.
DAY5. BAGAN – INLE (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, Visit Lawkananda Pagoda, where the Buddha’s tooth relic was enshrined built by King Anawrahta.Visit Ananda Temple- built after the Shwezigon Pagoda in 1090 by king Kyansittha, the masterpiece of the early style temple architecture; there are four huge Buddha Images in the standing position and eighty reliefs depicting the Life of Buddha from his Birth to His Enlightenment. Drive to Inle (it will take 6 hours). Overnight in Inle.
DAY6. INLE – INDINE BOAT SIGHTSEEING (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, Visit NgaHpeChaung 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 PhaungDawOo 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 Innpawkhoneand a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand. take a boat trip to Indein village located at the south western bank of the Inlay Lake, popular for its ruined clusters of Pagodas dated back to the 16 centuries. Meeting with local people and study the traditions and culture of these people. Overnight in Inle.
DAY7. INLE – YANGON (BY FLIGHT) (B/L/D)
After early morning breakfast, transfer to Heho airport for departure flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, visit LawkaChantha Abaya Lahba Muni Buddha Image – sculpted from a huge marble stone. The Title means – Lord Buddha – blessing the whole Universe to be healthy, prosperous and free from danger. Then continue tour to the Sacred Tooth Relic Pagoda and the University of Theravada Buddhism, World Peace Pagoda and MahaPasana Cave where the Sixth Buddhist Synod and the World Buddhist Summit were held. Evening sightseeing tour includes Chaukhtatgyi Huge Reclining Buddha, Royal Lake and Karaweik Royal Barge. Dine and overnight at hotel in Yangon.
DAY8. YANGON DEPARTURE (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel. Sightseeing to the city centre including City Hall, Sule Pagoda, MahaBandoola Park, and Independence Monument. Shopping at Bogyoke Market (Scott) Market with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores. Lunch at local restaurant. Then, transfer to International airport for departure “HOME SWEET HOME”.