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Tour Code     : MTS-LH-081
Tour Duration    : 11days / 10 nights
Route         : Yangon – Bagan - Mandalay – Inle Lake– Yangon
Vacation Type  : Luxury
 

Explore from Yangon – the garden city and the main gate way to Myanmar to Bagan – the richest archeological sights in Asia, Mandalay – the culture canter and Inle – the tranquil lake of the leg rowers. You will find the local peoples and landscape beyond your imagination.

The luxury cruise operates along the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River from Bagan to Mandalay for one night experience on board.  You may get the totally different taste been hidden from the world. These 3 deck cruiser consists 14 state cabins and 38 superior cabins comprise twin bed with two panoramic windows, and 4 single cabins. And you can gaze the beautiful the surrounding beauties and sunset from the observation desk. There is a swimming pool and you can enjoy a cool refreshing drink from the top desk bar. Buffet lunches and afternoon tea are also served on the observation desk, weather permitting.

This program is fixed arrival on every Tuesdays due to the Road to Mandalay Schedule. And the program may be changed due to the cruise schedule.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01:  Yangon Arrival

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Arrive at Yangon international airport and be welcomed by your personal tour guide. Start Yangon sightseeing with a visit to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda (one of the largest reclining image of Buddha in Myanmar) to see a huge reclining Buddha image. Then, enjoy the sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda (its golden stupa covered with 60 tons of pure gold), famous worldwide – its golden stupa is the ‘Heart’ of Buddhism Myanmar. The Pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar People praying and making offerings at Shwedagon, and its fascinating place to spend time watching the world go by. Transfer to the hotel for check in.

Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.

Day 02:   Yangon

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Bagan

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Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Bagan (domestic schedule flight, ~ 1 ½ hour flying) situated in Central Myanmar, on the East bank of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, to discover its glorious past and histories.

Transfer to the hotel. Then full day visit included:

such as Kyansittha U-min, a tunnel with interesting paintings. Shwezigon pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century, Khay Min Ga Temple, noted for its spectacular panoramic view of the area’s many monuments, and Ananda Temple, Htilominlo Temple, noted for its plaster carvings and Tharabar Gate, the only remaining gate of 9 century  A.D. Then visits to That byinnyu Temple, Dhammyangyi Temple and Sulamani Temple/ Thabeik Hmauk and Maha Bhawdi Temple and then continue to Myinkaba village famous lacquer ware shops and Manuha Temple, built in Mon style in 1059, Nanbaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument that is such to have been the palace of King Manuha, then Myingaba Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, Shwesandaw Pagoda, built by King Narapati Sithu, Bupaya. For sunset on the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River from Pyathadapaya. Especially for the sunset in the vicinity of Bagan’s ancient monuments.

Overnight stay at hotel in Bagan.

Day 03:   Bagan Full Day Sightseeing

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Option:BalloonOverBagan(BOB)

It is a unique opportunity to see the Bagan with ‘BALLOONS OVER BAGAN’. You get a magnificent birds-eye view of thousand year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River as it has never been seen before. The balloon is guided by gentle winds not exceeding 24 km/h. Eight/Six passengers plus a pilot fit into the balloon’s basket. The champagne flights at sunrise last just under an hour and take off daily from October through March. Price is US $ 300 / pax. Due to the limited capacity, advance bookings at an early stage are highly recommended.

After breakfast, start whole day sightseeing of Bagan’s most important temples and pagodas ranging from the temples with the earliest wall paintings to the prototype pagada the influenced the designs of later Buddhist monuments. Tour highlights include colorful Nyaung Oo Market, and Shwezigon Pagoda – built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine, then go to Ananda Temple – King Kyansittha’s masterpiece and the crowning achievement of the early style temple of architecture, next is Thatbyinnyu Temple – the highest building on the Bagan plain, after that visit to Htilominlo Temple – the largest temple of Bagn – noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. In the afternoon observe the process of traditional lacquer ware, one of Myanmar’s best known handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan. Then visit Manuha Temple, Myingabar Gubyaugyi Temple – an early period Pyu-style temple of Hindu influence with some of the oldest mutual paintings in Bagan and Dhamanyangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. Lastly watch sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River from Buphaya or Shwesandaw Pagoda.

Overnight stay at hotel in Bagan.

Day 04:   Bagan

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Mandalay  with Belmond RTM Cruise  (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the jetty to take Belmon RTM Cruise along the Ayeyarwaddy River to Mandalay - situated in Central Myanmar, on the East bank of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, to discover its glorious past and histories.

Overnight stay on board.      

Day 05:

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Ava

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Sagaing

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Mandalaly (B)

In the morning, tour proceed to  Innwa (Ava), located on an island between the Ayeyarwady and the Myitnge Rivers. You will visit Innwa by horse cart and pass through the ancient city walls to visit a brick and stucco monastery called Maha Aungmye Bonzan (also known as Ok Kyaung). Continue to Nanmyin Watch Tower - the climb to the top offers lovely views over the river. See also the impressive wooden monastery of Bagaya Kyaung. Visit to some village homes to see local handicrafts, such as silk weaving, cane mats and alms bowls, if we have sufficient time.

In the afternoon, visit picturesque Sagaing Hill, which is perhaps the living centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. Return to Amarapura via the Ava Bridge, built by British engineers. Walk over U-Bein Bridge, which is over a kilometre long and made entirely of teak. And drive to Mandalay.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Mandalay.   

Day 06:   Mandalay

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Heho

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Nyaung Shwe

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Inle lake (B)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to leave for Heho. Arrive at Heho Airport and drive to Nyaung Shwe and transfer to hotel by boat to Inle Lake. Being located at the 900 meters above sea level, Inle Lake is the second largest natural lake in Myanmar with hazy Blue Mountains as backdrop. After lunch, visit visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, the most famous pagoda of the Shan State. Ywa-Ma village, gold and sliver smiths’ workshop. walk through a romantic bamboo forest at the riverside, where you may observe local people having a bath Jumping Cat Monastery and floating gardens, local methods of fishing, village life and the famous leg rowers. In the evening, enjoy the sunset while visiting the Inle Lake by boat. Overnight at hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Inle Lake.       

Day 07: Inle

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Nyaung Shwe

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Heho

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Yangon

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After breakfast, transfer to the Heho Airport and flight back to Yangon. On the way to the hotel, visit Kabar Aye (the World Peace pagoda) and Maha Pasana (the great cave for Buddhist synod) and check in at the hotel. After lunch shopping at Bogyoke Market (Scott’s Market) of hundreds of shops where you can find local products such as Gems & Jewelry , slippers, cloth, and so on. Evening stroll along the China Town and study the ways of living of Yangon citizens (which can observe the tradition and modern costume).

Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.

Day 08: Departure Yangon

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Breakfast at hotel. Leisure till the flight time. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight to conclude this unique experience.

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