Enjoy the highlight of Myanmar on this incredible cultural journey – discover ancient temples and pagodas, and the picturesque Inle Lake and hospitable Burmese people. This really is a trip of Highlights!
This program is brought to you for your visit around Myanmar for its main highlight destination. This wonderful journey will take you right into the heart of a friendly land, where exceptional hospitality is guaranteed. Our journey starting in the charming colonial city of YANGON and then take a flight to BAGAN is considered by many to be the finest collection of temples in Asia and savoring the sunrise from the upper terrace of the temple is an experience not soon forgotten. And INLE, the tranquil lake of the leg rowers. The picturesque Inle Lake we get off the beaten track and see real culture and traditions of Myanmar. Inle Lake is the grand finale with its bustling local markets, handicrafts, stilted villages and breathtaking views.
Upon arrival, Myanmar Damsel’s tour guide welcomes you at Yangon int’l airport and offers you any assistance needed before leaving the Arrivals terminal, you will be on your way to check into your hotel to drop off your luggage. Afterwards, start an orientation tour of downtown Yangon. You will drive through Yangon’s busy roads and take a glimpse of the hustle downtown, Mahabandoola Park, Town Hall.See the magnificent colonial buildings of Victorian & Edwardian era architecture.This introductory drive will end with a stop near SULE PAGODA – dating back over 2,000 years ago, for brief photo taking. Next, visit BOTATAUNG PAGODA, named after the 1000 military leaders who escorted relics of the Buddha from India over 2000 years ago. Afterwards, you may proceed for lunch.
In the afternoon, visit some of the well known pagodas, including CHAUKHTATGYI RECLINING BUDDHA, and enjoy a break at BOGYOKE (SCOTT) MARKET, a pleasant covered market containing crafts from all corners of Myanmar, gems, fabrics and more. (The market is closed on Mondays and public holidays). Next, photo stop at Royal Lake with the background of the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Finally visit sunset at SHWEDAGONE PAGODA, the finest of Yangon and perhaps the most stunning religious edifice in the world. Take your time to enjoy seeing this impressive feature and watching local people. Stroll on its platform surrounded by set of smaller temples, shrines and pavilions, and observe numerous shops along the stairways selling various colorful items, flowers and books. As the sun sets, the reddish golden rays of Shwedagon reflect on everything around and turning into a magical arena. Great photo time & a moment to take away with you. Overnight in Yangon.
This morning we transfer to the airport to get the early morning flight to Bagan (06:15-07:35).On arrival start sightseeing around the Bagan Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. Begins the tour at colorful Nyaung Oo local market; SHWEZIGON PAGODA, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; KYANSITTHA UMIN; Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite mural painting of 13th century and Htilominlo Temple.
In the afternoon, after a visit to lacquer ware workshops; next visit Manuha Temple built by exile King Manuha; Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha; Ananda Temple, architectural masterpiece and Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi color mural paintings. Overnight in Bagan.
Early morning breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Nyaung Oo Airport for a domestic flight to Heho (08:05-09:30 via MDL). Upon arrival, proceed by car to NYAUNG SHWE (25 km – 1 hour) – a gateway to Inle Lake, a freshwater lake in the heart of Shan Highlands. Transfer to your hotel by long tail private boat (approx. 30 mins). After a brief refreshments, start an excursion by boat on INLE LAKE admiring the view of famous leg-rowers, typical floating farms and gardens, local methods of fishing and village life. Don’t miss it; it’s a great photo time! Finally visit PHAUNGDAWOO PAGODA which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State and the weaving village of INPAWKHON and NGA PHE KYAUNG MONASTERY. Overnight in Inle.
After Breakfast at hotel, transfer by boat and by road to Heho Airport for a flight to Yangon (09:45-10:55). If the time permit, visit a colorful local market en route (on market day only). Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer to Hotel for check in. This afternoon, the guide and car will be at your disposal for further sightseeing or shopping. As a free and easy tour for today, visit STRAND JETTY to witness the daily life of the local people and Yangon’s River. Then Visit CHINA TOWN: There you can enjoy the bustling street markets. you can buy nearly everything and visit Kheng Hock Keong, the largest Chinese Temple in Yangon, which is over 100 years old. Overnight in Yangon.
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