Yangon – Mandalay – Bagan (1 night Pandaw) – Heho – Inle Lake -Yangon
(7 Days/ 6 Nights)
Starting from Yangon, this trip will take you to all the unique places Myanmar has to offer. You will discover a world unlike any other, an ancient city of Amarapura, river journey experience in Pandaw cruise, the land of thousand pagodas in Bagan, the floating villages of Inle Lake and many more.
DAY 01. YANGON ARRIVAL ( – / L / D )
Upon arrival at the Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by Asia EZ Tour guide. You will be transfer to your hotel, for a chance to relax and refresh.
Visit first to the magnificent reclining Buddha CHAUK HTAT GYI Pagoda.
We stop by KARAWEIK HALL, a unique golden barge on KANDAWGYI (Royal Lake) for taking photos. It is a place of perfect view of Shwedagon Pagoda.
From there, our tour through Yangon city with a visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments; the 2,600 years old SHWEDAGONE PAGODA. Once sunset arrives, glittering in the dark skyline, SHWEDAGONE PAGODA is indeed a sight to behold.
Lunch and dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be stay overnight in Yangon.
DAY 2. YANGON – MANDALAY – AMARAPURA (B /L / D)
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, we begin the tour of Mandalay.
The scared MAHAMUNI PAGODA, one of the famous and a giant glittering golden Buddha statue in Mandalay.
The SHWE INBIN MONASTERY, GOLDEN PALACE (SHWE NAN TAW MONASTERY) is the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace, following the bombings during World War 2. This grand teak wood building is known for its exquisite woodcarving and is a superb example of a traditional Myanmar wooden structure.
KUTHODAW PAGODA houses the world’s largest book, make up of 729 marble slabs onto which Buddha’s teachings are carved in ancient Pali scripts.
Mandalay is famous for its skilled craftsmen, who were historically commissioned by the royal families. Today these crafts live on in the many cottage industry workshops scattered throughout the city. We will visit a selection of these shops, witnessing the incredible techniques of wood carving, gold leaf making and kalaga tapestry sewing.
We will end our day with heading to U BEIN Bridge. This 200 year old teak bridge was built in 1782 when AMARAPURA was the Royal Capital. From there, you will see the panoramic sunset view on the Taung Tha Man Lake.
Lunch and dinner will be served at local restaurant and you will be stay overnight in Mandalay.
DAY 3. RV PAUKAN CRUISE – MANDALAY – YANDABO VILLAGE (B /L / D)
The embarkation time is 10.00 hrs at SAGAING jetty and cast off after half an hour.
Welcome Cocktail and briefing in the Saloon or Sundeck followed by Lunch.
Cruise all day long. In the late afternoon we stop at Yandabo, a village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We visit the Pot workshops, the monastery.
Moor overnight near the village of Shwe Nann Tint.
Lunch and Dinner on board.
Overnight stay in RV Paukan cruise.
DAY 4. PANDAW – BAGAN (B /L / D)
After breakfast, passengers will disembark at Bagan Aye Yar Jetty by 9:00 hrs.
Pick up by your Asia EZ car and guide. We begin the tour with visit to the famous SHWEZIGONE Pagoda, considered the most wonderful and shouldn’t miss pagoda in Bagan. Nearby SHWEZIGONE, we will visit WETKYI INN GUPYAUKGYI, a cave temple with exquisite mural paintings and the elegant HTILOMINLO Temple, noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.
Continuing the tour of famous pagodas in Bagan, we arrive at ANANDA Pagoda. Said to be the perfect pagoda, an architectural masterpiece, it hides dark stories. In pursuit of perfections, the King who commissioned it was rumour to execute any worker who did not perform up to expectations.
In the evening, we resume our journey on horse cart, THATBYINNYU, the highest Pagoda in Bagan, DHAMMAYANGYI, the largest Pagoda in Bagan.
Finally, we will finish the evening with an unforgettable sunset over the plains from the one of the SUNSET HILL viewpoints.
Remark: The government strictly prohibited to climb all the temple in Bagan since February 2018.
Lunch and dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be stay overnight in Bagan.
DAY 5. BAGAN – HEHO – INLE LAKE (B /L / D)
After an early breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the Nyaung U airport for domestic flight to Heho. Upon arrival, drive (35 km – 1 ½ hrs) takes you to Nyaung Shwe city.
Then transfer to your hotel by boat for take some relaxation and refreshments. Moving across the lake, we will pass through villages with stilted houses, cruise by floating gardens built up from strips of land and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Be on the lookout for fishermen uses unique leg-rowing technique to propel their boats while casting their nets.
PHAUNG DAW OO Pagoda, one of our stops, is the main sanctuary of INLE Lake. We can take a short walk to the many handicraft and textile stalls in the compound and a nearby boat house to see the royal barges used during the pagoda’s annual festival.
Other stops include NGA PHE KYAUNG MONASTERY, with a beautiful collection of ancient Buddha images and proceed visiting to the NAM PAN VILLAGE to observe the cheroot making factory and wooden boat making.
Finally, we head to the hotel in time to catch a beautiful sunset.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant on Inle Lake.
Dinner and you will be stay overnight hotel in Inle Lake.
DAY 6. INLE LAKE (INDEIN) (B /L / D)
After breakfast at your hotel, embark your boat and visit to the lake’s morning lively market. The market rotates its location around the lake’s villages in a 5-day rhythm and surrounding hill tribes who come to sell and trade their wares by boat. (Note: market is daily except on dark-moon day and full-moon day and the market days depend on the market calendar).
Continue to visit the weaving village of INPAWKHON. The workshops in INPAWKHON produce some fine shawls, scarves and longyi in silk, cotton and threads drawn from the stems of lotus plants.
Then we are leading to the western shore of INDEIN PAGODA complex, where you can see the ancient Shan style pagodas enshrined white color stupas. We continue on foot to a village nearby where several crops are grown in traditional ways. Walk in an easy pace along one of the many creeks passing through rice fields to the villages of SAE MA.
In the late afternoon, after interacting with the people in the villages and traveling to one of the monasteries, we will return by boat to your hotel in INLE Lake. On the way back, en-route stop visiting at the Padaung women (long neck ladies) in Ywa Ma village.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant on Inle Lake.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Inle Lake.
DAY 7. HEHO – YAGNON -DEPARTURE (B /L / D)
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Heho airport for domestic flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, we spend the day visiting Yangon. Visit to the SULE PAGODA, which is located at the heart of Yangon down town area.
Proceed stroll through to the BOGYOKE AUNG SAN MARKET known as Scott Market (closed on Mondays and Public Holidays). A must visit for tourist, here you can see rows of stalls selling hundreds of gemstone, handicrafts, art, clothes and food stores.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Yangon.
Transfer to the YANGON airport for international flight departure.
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OUR PACKAGE TOUR RATES ARE INCLUSIVE OF:
- Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
- All meals as specified in the program on table basis as (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Entrance fees or zone fees for visits mentioned in the program
- Tours with English speaking throughout guide (from Yangon – Yangon) or English stationed guides as per program (other languages guide can be provided with additional charges)
Note: Asia EZ guide does not accompany during Pandaw cruise
- Maximum one Tour leader is free of charge in single room as of 15 full paying pax
- All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles
- Boat fares on Inle Lake
- Service charges, room tax and baggage handling at the hotel and jetty transfers
NOT INCLUDED ARE:
- Domestic Air fares (Yangon –Mandalay // Bagan – Heho – Yangon)
- 1 night Pandaw (Mandalay – Bagan) cruise with full board meals
- Travel insurance
- Visa fee for Myanmar (note that pre-arranged visa is required for any tourists)
- International Airfare
- Entrance fees for the sites which are not mentioned in the program
- Early check-in, late check-out. Normal check out time from hotels in Myanmar is 12 o’clock noon
- Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry etc.
- Christmas and New Year’s dinner supplement (will be advised at time of booking)
- Services which are not mentioned above