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Route: Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Inle Lake –Ngapali Beach – Yangon

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12 Days From: Sept. 30, 2016   To: Dec. 31, 2020
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Route: Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Inle Lake –Ngapali Beach – Yangon

 

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day by day breakup

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Day 01: Yangon Arrival

 

Welcome ! Mingalarbar ! Upon arrival in Yangon, our guide and driver will welcome you for your hotel transfer. Yangon, one of the most compelling cities in Southeast Asia, boasting unique charm of colonial architecture signature with numerous sparkling spiritual heritages.

The first day is left free for your own leisure and free discovery of Yangon city.

Accommodation: Best Western Green Hill Hotel or Similar Hotel in Yangon Meal: welcome dinner

 

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Day 02: Yangon city tour

 

After breakfast, head out to Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, home to the biggest Reclining Buddhist statue in Myanmar, filled with some faded murals depicting the life of Buddha. Back to Yangon downtown to uncover the best of China town, busy streets lined with British styled buildings.

Next, we will explore Kandawgyi garden on foot. Relax with grand lake view and reflection of giant Shwedagon pagoda, your last sightseeing point of the day. Shwedagon pagoda is a beautiful religious complex with 65 stupas. This striking pagoda draws millions of pilgramers every year who come to pray and witness the 90-meters tall stupa, gilded with gold and diamonds.

Accommodation: Best Western Green Hill Hotel or Similar Hotel in Yangon Meal: breakfast

 

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Day 03: Yangon - Bagan (Flight)

 

This morning, we depart from Yangon to Bagan. Internationally acclaimed for its overwhelmed beauty of more than 2500 pagodas and temple, Bagan showcases the highlights of Buddhism back to 11th century.

Travel back in time with visits to Shwezigon, Ananda, Gawdamhgyi pagodas. After exploring Bagan's highlights, we embark a styled horse drawn cart ride to Irrawaddy River for a sunset cruise.

Accommodation: Amata Botique House or Similar Hotel in Bagan Meal: breakfast

 

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Day 04: Bagan – Popa

 

Rise up early to admire the mysterious sunrise over Bagan`s temple and jungle. We then experience the change of landscapes on a car journey from Bagan to Mountain Popa.

Popa is a famous meditation site, the shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 animist spirits, known as ‘Nats’. Climb up to the sacred site of Popa Kalat monastery.

On the way back, we will witness how local people make sweet molasses and wine from palm juice.

Accommodation: Amata Botique House or Similar Hotel in Bagan Meal: breakfast

 

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Day 05: Bagan – Mandalay (Flight)

 

A short flight will bring you to Mandalay from Bagan this morning. Upon your arrival in Mandalay, our driver will take you to Inwa, the former capital of Burma kingdom under the reign of King Thihathu from XIII to XIX centry. Here, you have a chance to see the longest teakwood bridge in the world, learning about the glory of Inwa and see hundreds of monks studying and having meal.

We continue our trip this afternoon with a visit to Kuthodow pagoda, litterally named the biggest book in the world for 729 scupltures stored in small, styled stupas. The Royal Palace will also provide you an insight vision of the last Burma Imperial life.

Sunset from Mandalay hill will be your highlight of the day.

Accommodation: Yadanarpon Dynasty Hotel or Similar Hotel in Mandalay Meal: breakfast

 

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Day 06: Mandalay – Sagaing – Mingun – Mandalay

 

Today, we will travel upnorth to explore the Buddhism hub of Mandalay, the Sagaing.

You will crosses numerous pagodas and temples before reaching Sagaing University. Our guide will introduce you about the educational system for monks and nats then we climb up to Buddha cave. On the top of Sagaing hill, you are to relax with superb view of Irrawaddy River and forest of golden spires stretching along the riverside. This afternoon, visit Mandalay streets and Traditional workshop where people make carpet, golden leave.

(Optional visit to Mingun can be arranged.)

This evening, you will try your bargaining skill at Mandalay night market or taste the typical street food with our guide.

Accommodation: Yadanarpon Dynasty Hotel or Similar Hotel in Mandalay Meal: breakfast

 

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Day 07: Mandalay - Inle Lake (Flight)

A short flight from Mandalay to Heho will be connected by a short, scenic drive to Nyaung U for exploring Inle.

Inle Lake is one of Myanmar`s most amazing destination, packed with unique cultures and wealthy history. Spend full day exploring the best that Inle has to offer: floating garden villages, the Inpawkhone weaving village, famous cigar making workshops, traditional black smith, styled boat making houses.

Conclude your sightseeing day by watching the unique fishing technique from an Inthar fisherman.

Accommodation: Inle Resort or Similar Resort in Inle Lake

Meal: breakfast

 

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Day 08: Inle Lake - Indein Market

 

Spend your morning to explore the uniqueness of the rotating market of Indein where you will encounter Pa-O, Da nu and Padaung tribes; the main habitants of this beautiful lake. You will be surprised by the lake catch, goods that are exposed in the market and their style of trade.

A walk through verdant bamboo forest will lead you to the hilltop of Indein, the location of hundred stupas with large view to the surrounding areas.

Return to your resort for relaxation.

Accommodation: Inle Resort or Similar Resort in Inle Lake Meal: breakfast

 

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Day 09: Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach (Flight)

 

This morning, we leave Inle lake for the flight to Ngapali Beach.

Ngapali is the most beautiful beach in Myanmar with fine, powerdy sand.

The day is left free for your own leisure

Accommodation : Amazing Ngapali Resort or Similar Hotel in Ngapali Meal: breakast

 

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Day 10: Ngapali Beach

 

Free at leisure

Accommodation: Amazing Ngapali Resort or Similar Hotel in Ngapali Meal: breakfast

 

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Day 11: Ngapali Beach – Yangon (Flight)

 

Free at leisure until your flight back to Yangon. Transfer to your Yangon hotel.

Accommodation: Best Western Green Hill Hotel or Similar Hotel in Yangon Meal: breakfast

 

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Day 12: Yangon departure

Free at leisure until our driver picks you up for your departure flight

Accommodation: not included

Meal: breakfast

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