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Myanmar Odyssey – 8 Days

Tour code: 20180810-143

Start: 21-09-2018

Location starting: Destinations

Time: 8 days


Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Start/End: Mandalay/Yangon
Tour Route: Mandalay-Bagan-Pindaya-Inle Lake- Yangon
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Mandalay Arrival & Sightseeing (-)
Day 2: Mandalay-Mingun-Mandalay (B)
Day 3: Mandalay- Pakokku by car / Pakokku -Bagan by boat
Day 4: Bagan Sightseeing (B)
Day 5: Bagan-Heho by flight & Pindaya-Inle Lake Sightseeing (B)
Day 6: Inle Lake Sightseeing (B)
Day 7: Inle Lake-Heho-Yangon by flight / Yangon Sightseeing (B)
Day 8: Yangon Departure (B)

Day 1: Mandalay Arrival & Sightseeing (-)

After a breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to the airport and depart for Mandalay by scheduled flight. Start the journey by visiting Mandalay the second largest city and the last royal capital of Burma. Then, a short drive delivers you to Amarapura, U Bein Bridge, 1.6km long wooden bridge said to be the longest teak bridge in the world, built over 150 years. The bridge connects Amarapura with an island in the middle of Lake Taungthaman, an intermittent body of water which dries up during winter. Next, explore Amarapura Mahagandayone monastery where over thousands of monks are dwelling and Mahamuni Golden Buddha Image, bronze casting, and marble stone cutting craftsmen quarters and gold leaf beaters. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 2: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Sightseeing (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, it takes about 1 hour on the boat to Mingun, located on the western bank of the Ayeyarwady River. Then, arrive Mingun and visit huge relics Mingun Pagoda, which is the world’s largest pile of bricks. Next, get a first-hand look at World’s largest working bell of 87 tons cast by Bodawpaya. Do not miss out on experiencing the Mya Thein Tan pagoda an image of Sulamani Pagoda perched on the of Mount Meru. Back to Mandalay by boat and relax. In the afternoon, visit Kuthodaw Pagoda famed for the world’s largest book, the Buddhist scriptures covered by 729 marble slabs. Next, head to Golden Palace Monastery, which was once part of the palace complex where King Mindon lived. In the evening, enjoy the panoramic view of Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 3: Mandalay – Pakokku by car / Pakokku – Bagan by boat (B)

In the morning, a drive delivers you to Pakkoku, a lively small town famed for a tobacco trading center and for its weaving shops. Then, enjoy a stroll on the quiet village through the main street. In the afternoon, take a Private Boat on the Ayeyarwady River down to Bagan hopefully in time to observe the sunset over the many pagodas. Overnight at hotel Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan Sightseeing (B)

Option 1: Start your day with a visit to Bagan – on the banks of the Ayerwaddy River is home to the largest area of Buddhist pagodas, temples, stupas and ramparts in the world, dating from the 12th century. The shape and the construction of each building have spiritual meaning will never stop amazing you.

Option 2: Start with discovering Nyaung Oo Local Market in Bagan. What a great way to get the most interesting ones of 2800 pagodas and temples in Bagan. Then, go to one of the larger temples to get an incredible sunset view of the entire area; a truly magical experience. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 5: Bagan – Heho by flight & Pindaya – Inle Lake Sightseeing (B)

Transfer to the airport and depart for Heho by scheduled flight. On arrival Heho, you are now in the Shan State followed by taking about 1 ½ hr from Heho to Pindaya Cave. In this place, you will gaze over 8000 Buddha Images of all sizes, caved in wood, stone, marble and glided with bronze. Continue the journey with a visit to Shan papers production cottages where handmade papers are made from the pulp of mulberry bark dried in the sun. Another must-visit cottage industry is handmade oiled paper umbrellas used by monks and nuns. Next, you can drive from Heho to Nyaung Shwe on the way photo stop of Shwe Yan Pyay old wooden monastery, pagoda. Overnight in Nyaung Shwe.

Day 6: Inle Lake Sightseeing (B)

Start the day with sightseeing by boat on Inle Lake – the breathtaking second largest lake in Myanmar. On the boat trip, you will explore floating villages and gardens and witness lotus stems weaving. Meanwhile, you can also get a first-hand look at Inthar technique of leg-rowing, which is one leg is wrapped around the paddle in order to drive the boat and their traditional way of fishing. Then, head to the famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. Overnight at Hotel in Nyaung Shwe.

Day 7: Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon by flight / Sightseeing (B)

In the morning, transfer to airport and depart for Yangon by scheduled flight Upon arrival, take a short drive and stop at Sule Pagoda, Mayor’s Hall and Mahabandoola Park for taking the photo. Then, visit St. Mary Cathedral and Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) closed on Every Monday and gazette holidays. Next, check-in hotel and Relax. After lunch, follow your guide to Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Image and Kandawgyi Park where you can enjoy the impressive views from above Great Shwedagon Pagoda.
In the evening, gaze out at Shwedagon Pagoda height 326ft (99.3m), treasuring 8 hairs of Buddha placed in a chamber underground and is the highest symbol of Buddha in Myanmar. Overnight at Yangon.

Day 8: Yangon Departure (B)

The day is free for you to reward yourself with a cooling drink from your hotel until departure time. The trip ends with transferring to Yangon airport to board the international flight.

What’s Included?

  • Sightseeing Tour in Yangon-Mandalay-Bagan-Pindaya-Inle Lake as per itinerary details

  • Domestic flights: Bagan-Heho, Heho-Yangon

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels

  • Private tours, transfers, and all services as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles

  • Service of English speaking guides in every location

  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B-Breakfast; L – Lunch, D- Dinner)

  • Private boat in Mingun and Inle Lake

  • Pakokku – Bagan by private boat

  • Government & Service tax

What’s Excluded?

  • International flights and airport taxes (US$ 10.00 per person)

  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary

  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels

  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)

  • Tips for guides and drivers

  • Personal travel insurance

  • Myanmar Visa fees


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