This treasure of Myanmar in 8 days will unlock the country for you to discover the cultural and mystical destination in Myanmar. This is an opportunity for you to experience the rich history, culture as well as untouched sites in this country. You also have chance to experience and interact with the local culture, heritage, and local friendly people
- We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements
- Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursion to accommodation
Day 01: Arrival Yangon (D)
Our guide and driver welcome you at Yangon International Airport and transfer to downtown, check in to hotel.
Pm: This afternoon you start your city tour in Yangon including Sule Pagoda in the heart of the city, Chauktatgyi Reclining Buddha image 230 ft (70 m) long in the pose of rest, the original image was built in 1907 and one of the biggest colossal Buddha in Myanmar. Then you enjoy the special evening at the massive Shwedagon Pagoda, 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. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Yangon – Flight to Bagan & visiting (BL)
Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning the driver drops you off the airport for taking flight to Bagan situated in Central Myanmar, on the East bank of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. On arrival our guide and driver welcome you at Nyaung U Airport and transfer to hotel for check in.
Then you make a sightseeing to visit colorful Nyaung Oo Market, and Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine, then Ananda Temple, King Kyansittha’s masterpiece and the crowning achievement of the early style temple of architecture, then Thatbyinnyu Temple, the highest building on the Bagan plain. Next is the visiting to Htilominlo Temple , noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. Have lunch at restaurant
Pm: In the afternoon you continue your trip to visit and observe the process of traditional lacquer ware, one of Myanmar’s best known handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan. Then is the time for visiting Manuha Temple, Myingabar Gubyautgyi 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 enjoy the sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River from Buphaya or Shwesandaw Pagoda. Free to have your own dinner.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Bagan (B, L, D)
Option: Balloon Over Bagan (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 at sunrise last just under an hour and take off daily from October through March.
Am: After having breakfast at hotel, today you will spend your full day to visit tropical Taung Bi village - an old Noodle Cottage and observe the daily life of local people.
Pm: Afternoon visit Kyaugu Umin Temple, which is an interesting rock cave tunnel, and Nagayon an elegant and well preserved temple containing many Buddha images, the main one which is twice life size and shelters under the hood of a huge serpent.
Overnight at hotel.
Inclusion: Transport, E.S guide, entrance fee, mineral water, hotel, breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 04: Bagan – flight to Mandalay - Amarapura – Sagaing - Mandalay (B, L, D)
Am: Have breakfast at the hotel. This morning our guide and driver welcome you at hotel and transfer to the airport for flight to Mandalay, the commercial centre and cultural tourism site, was established in 1857 by King Mindon. On arrival at Tada Oo International airport, guide and driver welcome you at the airport and transfer you direct sightseeing to the ancient city of Amarapura. Visit to Mahagundayone Monastery to study the daily life of the monks observing Buddha scriptures, U Bein Wooden Bridge (1.2km long) across Taung Tha Man Lake.
Pm: This afternoon you are driven to Sagaing and visit Kaung Mu Daw Pagoda which is the copy of Mahaceti Pagoda in Siri Lanka and Sagaing Hill the center of Meditation. Then drive to Mandalay and check in at the hotel. Have dinner at restaurant.
Overnight at hotel.
Inclusion: Transport, E.S guide, entrance fee, mineral water, hotel, breakfast, lunch, dinner, domestic flight ticket
Day 05: Mandalay – Flight to Heho - Inle (B, L, D)
Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning guide and driver welcome you at hotel and transfer to the airport to leave for Heho. On arrival at Heho airport, guide and driver welcome 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. Visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, the most famous pagoda of the Shan State. Ywa-Ma village, gold and sliver smiths’ workshop. Have lunch at restaurant.
Pm: This afternoon is the time for visiting 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 and overnight at hotel.
Inclusion: Transport, E.S guide, entrance fee, mineral water, hotel, breakfast, lunch, dinner, local boat
Day 06: Inle – Heho - Thandwe - Ngapali (B, L, D)
After breakfast at hotel, the driver drops you off the Heho Airport for flight to Thandwe. On arrival, driver pick up and transfer to the beach. Leisure at beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Ngapali (B,)
Have breakfast at hotel. You have full day for free relaxing on nice beach. Free to have your own meals. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Ngapali – Yangon – Departure. (B)
After morning breakfast, enjoy a morning at leisure then transfer to Ngapali airport to Yangon where you connecting your international departure flight with your memorable trip with Indochina Legend Travel.
Included in this tour:
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Domestic flights
- 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
Not included in this tour:
- International flights
- Departure taxes if applicable
- 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
- Visa fees (contact us for further information)
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