8 Days Customary Routes Tours

8 Days Customary Routes Tours (PHT-008C) Yangon – Bagan – Popa – Bagan – Mandalay – Pindaya – Lake Inle – Yangon

8 Days Signature Routes cover the destinations YANGON, BAGAN, MT.POPA, PINDAYA, INLE LAKE. You will have to visit Sule Pagoda – the centre mark of Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda, the finest of Yangon and perhaps the most stunning religious edifice in the world, Nyaung U Market, typical Myanmar farming village, Shwezigon Pagoda built by the great King Anawrahta in 11th century, Mount Popa, an extinct volcano and an oasis of this dry central plain, U Bein Teak Bridge originally built in 1851, Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery), a delicately carved wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda (the world's largest book), sunset from Mandalay Hill, Pindaya Caves, where numerous Buddha images are placed in the limestone caves over many centuries back Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery (Jumping Cats), the weaving village of Inpawkhon, Bogyoke (Scott's) Market.

DAY (01) Yangon Arrival

sule-01Arrive Yangon International Airport by . at . hrs. After passing through the immigration and custom controls, one of our English-speaking representatives (or) tour guides will welcome and escort you to your hotel. Enjoy lunch at hotel. In the afternoon, start an orientation tour of downtown Yangon. You will drive through Yangon's busy roads and take a glimpse of the hustle downtown, Indian and China towns. See the magnificent colonial buildings of Victorian & Edwardian era architecture. This introductory drive will end with a stop near Sule Pagoda - the centre mark of Yangon, for brief photo taking. Today's Yangon tour will be ending with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the finest of Yangon and perhaps the most stunning religious edifice in the world. Take your time to enjoy seeing this impressive feature and watching local people. Stroll on its platform surrounded by set of smaller temples, shrines and pavilions, and observe numerous shops along the stairways selling various colorful items, flowers and books. As the sun sets, the reddish golden rays of Shwedagon reflect on everything around and turning into a magical arena. Great photo time & a moment to take away with you. Dinner with Myanmar Cultural Show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant. Accommodation at hotel, Yangon.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

DAY (02) Yangon – Bagan

bagan-04Breakfast at hotel. Today, you will start before dawn, departing hotel around 0530 hrs for domestic flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, we will escort you to your hotel first. After checking-in, take your time to freshen up and rest for a while. Bagan morning tour starts with Nyaung U Market and continues with visit to significant pagodas and temples. First, you will visit Shwezigon Pagoda built by the great King Anawrahta in 11th century. It serves as a prototype of later Myanmar pagodas. Then, continue to Ananda Temple known for its finest artistic value and is perhaps the most beautiful monuments in Bagan. A brief stop is made for photo at Tharabar Gate. Enjoy Myanmar Cuisine at River View Restaurant. This afternoon, we take you to Manuha Temple built by a captive Mon King. Here, one sees a huge sitting Buddha image housed in a relatively small chamber. As gloom and odd one would discern seeing as it is widely said that the captive king explained his despair through this image; it surely serves its purpose. Take a break from the temples and observe intricate steps of crafting Bagan's famous lacquer ware and to stroll in a typical Myanmar farming village. Then, proceed to enjoy the enchanting sunset over Bagan's plain as the conclusion of today's tour. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

bagan-05DAY (03) Bagan – Popa – Bagan (Option Tour) : Early Riser Program (Available Only From Oct To March)

Just before the day totally breaks. as a faint light beginning to appear in the far eastern horizon., Bagan stands still and awaits the early riser to reward with its magical vista. Imagine! You are the one watching Bagan plain with its endless temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River in the rising sun, floating over it, as the gentle wind guides you. and enjoying the champagne served on board. With Balloons Over Bagan, we are offering this unique experience, from October through March. The flight takes approximately 30 - 45 minutes depending on weather condition. A balloon has space for eight passengers with one pilot only. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend advance booking at early stage. Breakfast at hotel. This morning, take a scenic drive (50 km – 1½ hours) to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano and an oasis of this dry central plain. Visit the Taung Kalat, a 737-metre volcanic peak with shrines dedicated to "Nats", the animist spirit still worshiped by many locals. It is said that the mountain is their abode. The energetic, after climbing 777 steps, will be rewarded with a greatly refreshing panorama. A Buddhist monastery on the summit can also be visited. Lunch at Popa Mountain Resort with scenic view of the canyon and lush forest. Return to Bagan with a brief stop at palm plantation en route. We will then take you directly back to your hotel. This afternoon is at leisure to pursue individual interest.

DAY (04) Bagan – Mandalay

mandalay-01Breakfast at hotel. This morning, transfer to Nyaung U Airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival at airport, drive directly to Amarapura, a royal capital founded before Mandalay. Firstly, we take you to Mahagandayon, one of the most prominent monasteries where nearly a thousand monks live and study. It's a chance to observe unique Myanmar monkshood. Then, proceed to U Bein Teak Bridge originally built in 1851. Take a leisurely walk over the bridge and enjoy the panoramic view of Taungthaman Lake and surrounding. If time permits, a brief stop is possible at traditional silk & cotton weaving. Lunch at Ko's Kitchen Restaurant.
This afternoon, visit Maha Myat Muni, the most revered Buddha statue in entire Myanmar. The whole image, except, the face is covered with thick layers of gold foils; a token of the devotees' intense faith to Buddha. Continue to Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery), a delicately carved wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda (the world's largest book), consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. If time permits, you may visit one of the tapestry workshops. A visit to 230 meter high Mandalay Hill will conclude today's tour. Up on the hill, you find a scenic view of the city, the plains surrounding it, the Shan Mountain, as well as the Ayeyarwaddy River, especially great at sunset. Dinner at Green Elephant Restaurant. Accommodation at hotel, Mandalay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Option Tour) Late Afternoon Program

Upon request, we take you to a marionette show of professional puppeteers. The performance is highly traditional and amusing. The show starts at 2000 hrs. Charges applied at prevailing rate.
Note : Advance booking of minimum 24 hrs notices required.

DAY (05) Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Inle Lake

pindaya-01Breakfast at hotel. This morning, transfer to Mandalay Airport for domestic flight to Heho. Upon arrival, proceed with a scenic drive passing through plantations and villages to Pindaya (65 km, 1 ½ hrs). Lunch at Memento Restaurant. This afternoon, you will visit the Pindaya Caves, where numerous Buddha images are placed in the limestone caves over many centuries back. Also visit the Shan paper and parasol making workshop. If time permits, photo stop may be added to your program, at the picturesque Botaloke Lake and array of century old Banyan trees. Drive to Nyaung Shwe (90 km – 2 ½ hrs), gateway to Inle Lake - a freshwater lake in the heart of Shan Highlands. Proceed by boat (approx. 30 mins) to hotel on the lake. Dinner and accommodation at hotel, Inle Lake.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (06) Inle Lake

inle-05Breakfast at hotel. Today’s excursion by boat on Inle Lake starts with the morning local market in a nearby village (only on market day). Chance to admire the view of famous leg-rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and village life. Don’t miss it; it’s a great photo time! Lunch at Nampan Restaurant. In the afternoon, visits are made to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda with its 5 Buddha Images concealed in thick layers of gold; the weaving village of Inpawkhon and the old Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery. Dinner and accommodation at hotel, Inle Lake.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (07) Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon

heho-01Breakfast at hotel. This morning, transfer by boat and by road to Heho Airport. If time permits, visit a colorful local market en route (on market day only). Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer you to the local restaurant. En route, stopping at National Museum famous for the 8-meter-high Golden Lion Throne and Mandalay Royal Regalia (closed on public holidays). Lunch at Padonmar Restaurant.This afternoon, the guide and car will be at your entire disposal for further sightseeing or shopping. As a free and easy tour for today, you may opt for taking a stroll at Bogyoke (Scott’s) Market with numerous shops (closed on Mondays), or, a brief walking tour at downtown area where various stalls are set on the platform to later turn to the night market. Enjoy Farewell Dinner at Le’Pleatuer French Restaurant. Accommodation at hotel, Yangon.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (08) Yangon departure

yangon-international-airport-01Breakfast at hotel. You will be escorted to Yangon International Airport and assisted as required, for your morning international departure flight.
Meals included: Breakfast

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