If you are an adventurous person, Myanmar is a wonderful destination to travel and contemplate the ancient beauty of thousands of pagodas and temples. As you ride through the "forest of temples" in Bagan or trek up to Mt. Popa, more and more interesting hidden stories of Burma's history and culture will unfold before your eyes.
So which parts of this Golden Buddhist land are included that take 10 days to explore? It gonna take a few days to see the most magnificent temples and pagodas as well as monasteries in Bagan, then go observe how locals operate traditional workshops and local markets, U Bein Bridge - the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Moreover, you will have a chance to discover the unique culture and customs of the ethnic minorities as well as their daily life.
Put some magic into the tour by contemplating the fantastic beauty in the country and relax by watching the sunset.
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Activities: Yangon arrival, enjoy dinner with traditional Burmese food, and a cultural show.
Arrive in Yangon city, welcome on arrival, and transfer to hotel for check-in. The room is at your disposal from 14.00 onwards. At night, savor a welcome dinner in Karaweik Palace with a stunning view of the Royal Lake and Shwedagon Tower. Fine Burmese food will be served for dinner followed by an amazing cultural show.
Overnight at a hotel in Yangon.
Activities: Fly from Yangon to Bagan. Pay a visit to some ancient temples and pagodas in Bagan. Contemplate the stunning sunset.
After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport and have the flight to Bagan. Coming to Bagan, you will have a chance to explore Nyaung Oo Village market, especially Shwezigon Pagoda - the holiest pagoda in Bagan, known as a center of prayer and commenced by King Anawrahta during the 11th century.
Gubyaukgyi Temple and Htilominlo Temple also are worth sightseeing on the trip to Bagan.
In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to Ananda Temple, a well-preserved masterpiece known as the “Westminster Abbey of Burma”, the temple is one of the finest and most venerated religious sites in Bagan. Colonize the tour with a visit to the tallest temple in Bagan-Thatbinnyu Temple, its name comes from the omniscience of Buddha. The temple also is famous for magnificent architecture from the 11th century.
Continue the trip to a lacquerware workshop, one of the most famous handicrafts in Myanmar.
The highlight of today is the breathtaking sunset beauty from the Shwesandaw Pagoda.
Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
Activities: Discover some beautiful pagodas and temples. Visit Sinphyushin Monastic Complex. Enjoy the landscape and daily life of locals.
Start your wonderful morning with the visit to Dhammayazika Pagoda from there you will have a panoramic view of Pwa Saw Village and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere as well as the simple life of villagers. Continue the trip to some ancient temples and pagodas of Bagan such as Phayathonzu, Tayoukpyay, and Nandamanya Temples.
In the afternoon, we will transfer to visit Manuha and Nan Paya Temple, Sinphyushin Monastic Complex. Here you will take interested in the impressive Buddhist Sculptures, paintings, and unique architecture, their long-lasting history as well as Buddha images. That is certainly an amazing trip to Bagan that you will never forget.
Enjoy the brightly wonderful red sunset from the Pyatthatgyi Temple, which is the most fascinating moment of the day.
Meals on your own. Overnight in Bagan.
Activities: Visit Mt. Popa, the village palm sugar factory, and Pwa Saw Village. Sightseeing and enjoying the landscape.
One of the many highlights when visiting Myanmar is exploring Mt Popa-an extinct volcano on the slopes of which can be found the sacred Popa Taungkalat monastery perched atop a huge rocky outcrop. The monastery at Taungkalat (meaning “Pedestal Hill”) is famous for being home to 37 Nats.
Let’s stop at the village palm sugar factory to learn more about the local life on the way to Popa and enjoy the peaceful landscapes surrounding Popa as well as Pwa Saw Village. Watch the sunset in Bagan.
Overnight in Bagan.
Activities: Mandalay arrival, visit some ancient destinations, and sightseeing.
After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. Contemplate the landscapes in Mandalay on the arrival. Drive by car to Amarapura, which used to be the capital city of Myanmar. Here you will have a chance to watch U Bein Bridge, built in 1728. Walk over the teakwood bridge, you will surprise by its length, and see hundreds of young monks seeking alms.
Visit Mahagandaryone Monastery, which has thousands of monks living and studying here. Then we will depart to Mahamuni pagoda, which is famous for its grand Buddha statue covered by gold leaf from Pilgrims.
In the afternoon, visit an artisanal gold leaf workshop and Shwenandaw Kyaung Monastery.
Contemplate the fantastic sunset from Mandalay Hill.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Activities: Take a boat to Mingun, visit local pagodas, Mingun Bell, enjoy a horse cart to visit Inwa with its highlights, and depart to Sagaing hill to watch the sunset.
After breakfast, drive to Mandalay Pier; we will take a boat to Mingun, which is famous for the massive unfinished Pahtodawgyi pagoda, built at the end of the 18th century, and the Mingun bell- the largest bell in the world. Visit Myatheindan Pagoda, and then depart to Inwa, the former capital city of Myanmar for 360 years.
Here you will have a chance to contemplate the ' leaning tower of Ava' and visit Nu Oak Kyaung monastery, masonry watchtower, and Bagaya Monastery- made of teakwood. Enjoy the great beauty of landscapes surrounding Inwa by horse cart.
Continue the trip to Sagaing hill and visit Umin Thonesae, Soon Oo Ponya Shin Paya. At the end of the day, you will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful sunset from Sagaing hill. That is certainly an amazing moment in your trip.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Activities: Fly to Heho, take a boat to explore Inle Lake, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Nga Phe Chaung, local markets, and villages.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the domestic flight to Heho, and then we will transfer to Inle Lake. It is known as the second largest lake in Myanmar, however, it is considered the most beautiful place in the land of golden pagodas.
Take a boat to contemplate the rich beauty of floating gardens full of various plants and vegetables. Here you will be attracted by the unique image of boatmen. They row by one leg while the other stands on the boat to fix and catch fish by hand with their traditional tools. That is the particular trait of the Intha people. Visit the weaving village of Inpawkhon, and the local market to understand the daily life of locals.
Continue the trip to visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. It is well known as the symbol of five small golden Buddha images. Then we will pay a visit to Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, made of wood and floating on the lake. You will feel interested in the impressive golden Buddha images as well as the jumping cat trained by monks.
Overnight in Inle Lake.
Activities: Take a boat to visit Indein Pagoda Complex, visit silk and lotus weaving factories, cheroot-making factories, and Shan traditional paper making.
The morning brings with it the sunshine as you are met and taken to Indein Pagoda Complex, located on the West of Inle Lake. Reach it easily by boat that is popular to move by waterway. Here you will be amazed by the ancient stupas, which are dated back to the 16th century.
Discover the daily life of locals to learn more about the traditional handicrafts that are handed down from different generations by visiting the silk and lotus weaving factory, cheroot making factory, and Shan traditional paper making.
Overnight in Inle Lake.
Activities: Fly back to Yangon, met up and transferred to the hotel for check-in, visit Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha, Shwedagon Pagoda.
Enjoy a nice breakfast before departing to Heho airport in order to fly back to Yangon. You are welcomed and transferred to the hotel for check-in.
Lunch at the local restaurant and then we will pay a visit to Chaukhtatgyi pagoda, which is famous for the Reclining Buddha image. Particularly, Shwedagon Pagoda is the place that you shouldn’t miss on your trip.
Here, you will immerse in the shimmering landscape of Shwedagon pagoda which is a magnificent golden pagoda on the top of Singuttara hill. It is said that this pagoda dated back to 2500 years ago and stored the hair relics of the Buddha and become one of the most spectacular religious architecture in the world as well as a proud of Myanmar.
Having dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight in Yangon.
Activities: Visit Sule Pagoda, walking tour to explore the colonial landmarks of Yangon, visit Botataung Pagoda, Bogyoke or Scott Market, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, and depart.
Enjoy a wonderful day with the trip to visit Sule Pagoda, an ancient pagoda than Shwedagon Pagoda, located in the center of Yangon. Here you will be attracted by its majestic and splendor beauty. A walking tour is the best way to discover colonial landmarks and feel the peaceful atmosphere of the imperial city, of Yangon.
After that, we will depart to Botataung Pagoda and contemplate the Buddha hair relic.
In the afternoon, visit Bogyoke Market - the largest precious stone market in Yangon. At the market, you will immerse in the shimmering of precious stones as well as the handicraft and jewelry shops. That is certainly a fascinating destination to go shopping and discover the bustling life.
On the way to the transfer to Yangon International Airport, we will visit Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, which has the biggest Buddha statue in Myanmar with a height of 37ft and over 600 tons.
Depart from Myanmar end of the tour.