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Culture Tour Ancient Myanmar, Myanmar - 7 Days

DAY 1 YANGON

Arrive at Yangon airport and be welcomed by tour guide. Transfer to hotel for check in.

In the afternoon, start a city tour of Yangon with Shwedagon Pagoda,

2,500 years old Shwedagon Pagoda, which enshrines strands of Buddha's hair and other holy relics. It is the most sacred and impressive Buddhist site for the people of the Union of Myanmar. Continue to Chauk Htet Gyi pagoda, Sule Pagoda, located in the heart of city.

Overnight in Yangon

DAY 2 YANGON - HEHO - PINDAYA (B)

After breakfast, visit Kheng Hock Keong Temple in China town, spend some time browsing around Chinese and Indian districts, colonial area with its old houses, post office, and famous Strand hotel.

In the afternoon, transfer to airport for a flight to Heho. Welcomed by a tour guide and drive to Pindaya, the town of Shan State (2 hour drive). Pindaya is very well known as area of famous limestone caves and thousand Buddha images have been consecrated for worship over the centuries. Check-in to the hotel and relax for the rest of the day. Overnight in Pindaya.

DAY 3 PINDAYA - INLE LAKE (B)

After breakfast, drive to the west side of Pindaya town, follows the path leads to caves containing the thousands Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes form an important shrine for the local pilgrims. Stroll back down the hill and visit raft shop making paper from the pulp of mulberry trees. Then, drive to Nyaung Shwe Village (3 hour drive), the gateway to Inle Lake. Visit village and local market by wandering through the small, but charming stalls. Board a local boat to transfer to hotel in lake.

Overnight at Inle Lake.

DAY 4 INLE LAKE - HEHO - NYAUNG U - BAGAN (B)

After breakfast, take a boat for a cruise on the lake. Pass villages built on stilts in the lake, inhabited by the local Intha people. Along the way observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built from strips of water hyacinth and mud, anchored to the bottom of the lake with bamboo poles. Continue on to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf. Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand.

In the the afternoon, transfer back by boat to Nyaung Shwe Village and drive to Heho Airport for your flight to Bagan. Welcome by a tour guide, transfer to hotel in Bagan and check in.

Overnight in Bagan

DAY 5 BAGAN (B)

After breakfast, visit the Ananda Temple, one of the most revered temples in Bagan and then go to Myinkaba Village and visit Gubyaukgyi Temple which is noted for its beautiful mural paintings on its inner walls and well-preserved plaster carvings on its exterior. Followed by 2 smaller with nice Buddha statues and stone work, Manuha Temple and Nan Paya Temple.

In the afternoon, take board on local boat to cruise upriver toward Kyauk Gu U Min. Enjoy the beautiful landscape along the way with fishermen, local ferry boats, riverside villages and views of the Bagan temples. Stop on the way at Sae Lan village, take a walk through the village to experience the local life. Return Bagan in the afternoon.

Overnight in Bagan.

DAY 6 BAGAN - NYAUNG U - YANGON (B)

After breakfast, visit famous archaeological sites of Bagan including temples and Nyaung-U market and nearby villages and browse through a range of local products such as handmade lacquer ware and wooden handicrafts.

In the afternoon, transfer to Nyaung U airport for your flight back to Yangon. Welcome by a tour guide, transfer to hotel in Yangon and check in.

Overnight in Yangon

DAY 7 YANGON (B)

After breakfast, Wander through the Bogyoke Market (closed on Mondays and holidays), or relax until transfer to the airport for departing flight.

Country: Myanmar
Transfer: Included
Food: Included
Airport: Yangon - RGN
Registered Member of Tourism board of: Myanmar
Guide Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Experience Level: Easy
Tour operator name: Saffron Travel
Min group size: 1
Max group size: 20
Duration: 7
Provided Accommodation: Hotel
Included in service: see itinerary
Not included in Service: see itinerary
Equipment to bring: see itinerary
Recommended Season:
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Remarks: Price is based on 2 persons, prices depends on number of persons joining the tour.
Listing created May 29, 2015

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