8 days – all you want to see
All you want to know about Myanmar/Burma and cruising from Ancient Bagan to Royal Mandalay along the Ayeyarwaddy river , e-bike adventure among Bagan temples,seeing the floating garden & leg rowers in Lake Inle, on a well-chosen tour – Myanmar at a glance.
And if you feel like enjoying a beach break, you can extend your journey at Ngapali Beach.
Yangon – Mandalay – Bagan – Inle Lake – Yangon – (plus: relaxing at Ngapali Beach)
On arrival, welcome at the airport and transfer to downtown with a brief introduction enroute.
Then, explore this fascinating Yangon taking in the city’s best examples of British colonial architecture and the winding city streets. Then, take a stroll to Indian Quarter, local markets offer an insight into local life ,contemporary art galleries.
Transfer to hotel for check in.
Afternoon return to the city to witness the most sacred Buddhist site in all of Burma—Shwedagon Pagoda. Also known as the Golden Pagoda, the 2,000-year-old hilltop temple complex covers more than twelve acres and dominates the Rangoon skyline.
Overnight in Yangon – 2 nights
Accommodation: Hotel G or similar
Hotel G is newly renovated small boutique hotel with 4 star facilities which made the best of its space mixed with local arts & modern decoration. Morning view to the brilliant streets from the morning restaurant gives amazing ambience. Location is walking distance to all attractions in down town.
Transfer to the airport in the morning for flight to Mandalay.
Discovery in Mandalay on arrival begins with a visit to ancient royal capital of Amarapura to witness the world's longest teak bridge over Thaungthaman Lake, lively Jade market & Mandalay’s backstreets.
Afternoon tour to local cottage industries and Mandalay Hill to see the best view over Myingyan plain and Shan mountain.
Overnight in Mandalay – 1 night
Accommodation : The Link 83 Mandalay Boutique Hotel or similar
The hotel is strategically located in the heart of Mandalay, within walking distance of city’s best shops and attractions. It is the perfect base from which to visit this unique city. Being newly finished building; it can offer the most comfortable experience and the latest amenities. The Guest security is a focus of the hotel.
Transfer to jetty. Board to your journey to Bagan (downstream).
This journey on the Ayeyarwaddy River is an attraction in itself and can be done in both directions. Enjoy beautiful scenery along the way, scattered farms come and go on the sandy and somewhat arid riverside, buffalo plough fields, kids play, small huts and wooden fishing boats, women trek here and there with agriculture bulks balanced on their heads. Lunch onboard and it should arrive in Bagan approx. at 16.30pm.
Overnight in Bagan – 3 nights
Accommodation : Bagan Star Hotel or similar
Bagan Star Hotel is set in the Nyaung Oo. The hotel was designed and built in consideration of the bio-climatic principles as it has large overhangs for sun-protection and a double ventilated roof. Whilst having access to Bagan’s ancient wonders.
Tastefully decorated rooms with private balcony are big, comfortable, clean, big windows offer enough day light.
Cozy restaurant offers array of delicious food and wonderful view from the roof top restaurant & bar gives amazing ambiance.
Your discovery in Old Bagan begins with some of the site’s most important monuments such HtilominloTemple, , one of the greater temples of Bagan, Ananda temple, an architectural masterpiece, built 1105 AD in the early Mon-style, Ananda contains two unique Buddha images whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance and angle from which the statues are viewed. Continue to Thatbyinnyu Temple standing within the city walls, rises to a height of 201 feet above the ground and overtops all the other monuments, Gubyaukgyi Temple which dates back to the 13th century AD and Sulamani Guphaya Temple.
You will return to your hotel for a couple of hours to escape the hottest part of the day.
Later this afternoon, end the day by enjoying a magnificent sunset view of Bagan's temple studded plains.
Today, begins your e-bike adventure to the Shwezigon pagoda,which will show you how Myanmar’s Stupas were built. Then, continue biking on New Bagan’s main road towards towards Tharaba gate to enter the archaeological zone. Visit Gubyaukgyi temple in Myinkaba village, where Jataka scenes and stories from the Buddha cover the walls , and Dhammayangyi Temple, the largest in Bagan and built in the 12th century by King narathu. Then, venture to Manuha Temple, 11th century temple with the huge buddha images and Nan Phaya,12th century stone temple.
At around noon, take a break to avoid the midday heat of Bagan and return to hotel for a relax.
Return to the city in the afternoon to continue your e-bike tour to a local lacquer ware workshop where you will learn about the incredibly labour-intensive process used to create this beautiful traditional handicraft.
Your e-bike tour concludes with a ride to terrace behind the Sulamani temple to enjoy sunset view over the temples before relaxing bike to hotel.
Depart Mandalay on your 6 hour drive to Inle Lake.
The road takes you into the Shan Hills. The scenery is interesting - endless paddy fields in the morning and rolling hills in the afternoon, as the road climbs into the mountains of southern Shan State.
Late afternoon, arrive in Nyaung Shwe, gateway to Inle Lake.
Arrive Nyaung Shwe check in at hotel, on the edge of beautiful canal.
Overnight in Inle Lake – 2 nights
Accommodation: Spring Lodge Inle or similar
Spring Lodge Inle is situated near downtown area of Nyaung Shwe. Tastefully decorated cozy style bungalows are big, comfy bed, clean and big windows offer enough day light. Outdoor pool gives relaxing ambience after physical activities around Inle.
A day touring around beautiful Inle lake by local boat.
Along the way you will gain a fascinating insight into life on the waterways of Inle Lake, passing fishermen famous for their curious ‘leg-rowing’ technique and lush ‘floating gardens’ where local farmers grow a surprising variety of fruit and vegetables. Your first stop will be the region’s morning market, which rotates its location around the lake’s villages in a 5-day rhythm and which is a chance to meet some of the people who gather here from the surrounding hilltribe villages.
See the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, then visit some villages known for their local crafts including those which specialize in the production of handmade ‘cheroot’ (typical Burmese cigars)
Cruise along foliage cloaked canals to the lakeside village of In Dein in the afternoon. Here you will explore the ancient stupas of Nyaung Ohak and Shwe Inn Thein Paya. The structures date from the 17th and 18th centuries and while some have been restored.
You will also have time to take a stroll around this enchanting village before cruising back to the shore.
Transfer to the airport for flight to Yangon (one hour flight).
On arrival, transfer to the international airport to connect your international onwards flight.
from $ 899.00
- Tour for min party of 2 people/pax
- Price per person based on twin/double sharing basis
- 7 nights, 3 Star Hotel accommodation
- Daily Breakfast
- All transfer and transport in private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private touring with local English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- 2 Local flights (Yangon-Mandalay, Heho-Yangon)
- Day cruise from Mandalay to Bagan
- Inle Lake boat tour
- Cool tissue and mineral water during touring
Validity : from October 2018 to end of March 2019
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