Classical Myanmar

11 days

Tour Program Name : Myanmar 11 days
Cover Area : Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle - Yangon 


Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival, transfer to hotel for dinner

O/N in Yangon.

Day 2 Fly for Bagan, transfer to Hotel and sightseeing

O/N in Bagan.

Day 3 Continue sightseeing in and around Temples

O/N in Bagan.

Day 4 Drive to Popa Mountatin and preceed to Mandalay

O/N in Mandalay.

Day 5 Visit in and around Mandalay and Amarapura

O/N in Mandalay.

Day 6 Day excursion to Mingon, and continue to Pyinoolwin

O/N in Pyinoolwin.

Day 7 Visit in and around Pyinoolwin and back to Mandalay

O/N in Mandalay.

Day 8 Fly for Inle and continue to Pindaya to visit cave

O/N in Pindaya.

Day 9 Drive to Inle Lake and visit in and around Inle Lake

O/N in Inle.

Day 10 Visit the Capital and fly back to Yangon

O/N in Yangon.

Day 11 Last minutes visit in Yangon before departure


Details Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival (in the evening), welcome dinner with Traditional performance. Overnight in Yangon.
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Traditional Performance
Puppet Show
Day 2 : From Yangon to Bagan

Fly for Bagan. The culture tour begins with Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar Stupa then visit Nyaung Oo Local market to watch the people of surrounding area. Proceed to Gawdawpalin Temple and Htilominlo Temple, well noted for its pilaster work, then to Dhamanyangyi Temple, famous for its fine brick work. Ananda Temple is an architectural crowing achievement while Thatbyinnyu Temple is the tallest temple built in the middle of 12th century. Visit Sulamani Temple to study the finest brickwork, and continue to Minnanthu Village to see the village life. Stop at Phayathonesu Temple to study the early frescos of Pagan period, and Climb Tayokepyay Temple to view the panorama of surrounding area and the sunset. Dinner and overnight in Bagan.

Shwezigon Pagoda
Gawdawpalin Temple
Thatbyinnyu Temple
bagan ananda4
Ananda Temple
bagan view3
Bagan View
Dhamanangyi Temple
Day 3 : Continue sightseeing in Bagan.

(We are going to take bicycles or horse cart for morning sight seeing) Climb Shwesandaw Pagoda to see the aerial view of Bagan. Proceed to Shwegugyi Temple, and Gubyaukgyi Temple noted for it's mural paintings. Visit Myingaba village by stopping at one house after another to learn the processing of regional lacquer ware making. Proceed to Manuha Temple built by the captive King Manuha, and Nanpaya Temple. Dinner and overnight in Bagan.

Gubyaukgyi Temple
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Lacquer ware
Day 4 : Overland driving to Mandalay

Stop at Mt Popa, the Olympia of Myanmar and known as the Home of Nats (Spirits). There are thirty-seven Life-size statues fully dressed with their respective Nats (Spirits) costumes. The transfer will take about six hours through the beautiful scenery. Stop at Schools, Monastery and Cottage Industry to learn the people's life closely. Dinner and overnight in Mandalay.

A Pagoda on Mt.Popa
Nats Statues
Day 5 : After breakfast starts city sightseeing: Mahamuni Pagoda known as The Arankanees Pagoda, the Mahagandaryon Monastery of famous Buddhist Learning center in Mandalay, U Bein Bridge and cottage industry of silk weaving. The cross the Ayeyawaddy River over Ava Bridge and visit the Sagging Hill where there are about six hundred Monasteries. Stop at Silverware cottage industry, clay pot making and Nunnery to learn the daily life of Buddhist nuns. Watch the sunset from the top of Sagaing Hill. Dinner and overnight in Mandalay.
mandalay hillMandalay Moat maharmuniMahamuni Pagoda
Mahagandaryon Monastery
silk weaving
Silk Weaving
Sagaing Hill
U Bein Bridge
Day 6 : After breakfast 2 hours mini cruise on the Ayeyawaddy River to Mingon. Visit to the Settawya Pagoda and Mingon Bell, the world largest ringing bell. Myatheintan Pagoda is a kind of strange Architecture. In the after-noon, visit to the Zegyo Market, the Shwenandaw Monastery and the Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world largest book. Then drive to Pyinoolwin(Maymyo) located over 1100 meters elevation and overnight in Hill Station .
kuthodawKuthodaw Pagoda shwenandawShwenandaw Monastery
Day 7 : Visit Local market to watch the activity, sometimes by chance to see the ethnic minorities who flock there. The Botanical Garden is a center to study the various trees, plants and flowers and also a good place for picnickers. Take the state coach to watch the Old British House and drive back to Mandalay and enjoy the Puppet show, and overnight in Mandalay.
pyinoolwin botanical gardenBotanical Garden puppet2Puppet Show
Day 8 : From Mandalay to Inle

Fly to Heho. Drive to Pindaya and stop at PaO and Danu Minorities village to learn the daily life of thes people. Visit Padaya Cave in which thousand of Buddha Images are adorned at every corner and niche of the cave. Drive down to Nagphyawtaw Village where one can learn Shan Bamboo umbrella making and learn the daily life of Danu tribals. Walk around Nagapattan Lake and overnight in Pindaya.

Pindaya Cave
pindaya bamboo umbrrella
Bamboo umbrella
Day 9 : (Morning) Drive to Inle Lake with the stop at 5th day market. Take the small boat to explore in and around Inle Lake. Learn the life of fishermen, and floating gardens on which fruits, flowers, and vegetables are grown. Visit Nampan market or Ywama floating market or another one (depend on five days' movement) to watch the colorful minorities of Shan State. Phaungdawoo Pagoda is located right in the center of the lake and famous for it's five shapeless Buddha Images heavily gilded with gold . Then continue to floating village to learn the daily life of Intha people. Visit Silversmith, handloom weaving in Einpawkone village, and boat making. Drop at Ngahpechaung Monastery famous for its' well trained jumping cats. Dinner and overnight in Inle.
inle lakeInle Lake inle houseFloating Village
fire dance
Fire Dance
jumping cat
Jumping Cat
Phaundawoo Pagoda
floating island
Floating Islands
Day 10 : From Inle to Yangon

Drive to Taungyi, the capital of Shan State and visit local market to watch the gathering of Ethnic minorities. Drive to Ethnological Museum to watch the life-size statues of different minorities fully dressed with their respective costumes. Fly back to Yangon and dinner and overnight in Yangon.

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Taunggyi Local Market
taunggyi ballon
Taunggyi Balloon Festival
Day 11 : Visit Great Shwedagon Pagoda with the history dating back over 2500 years, and watch the activities from the Pagoda platform. Continue to Karaweik Floating Hall to study the Plasterwork, and continue to Chaukhtutgyi Gigantic reclining Buddha Image. Visit in the downtown, and proceed to National Museum to watch the royal Regalia of the Last King Hsibaw that are made of gold and richly studded with precious stones such as Rubies, Emeralds, Sapphires, Diamonds, and Oriental Topaz…Departure for airport in the evening.
ygn-shwedagon-01Shwedagon Pagoda chauthtatgyiChaukhtutgyi Pagoda
National Museum
Karaweik Floating Hall



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