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GLIMPSE OF MYANMAR
The 6 Days Glimpse of Myanmar Tours cover the cultural tourist destinations such as capital Yangon with a visit to stunning Shwedagon Pagoda, temple ciy of Bagan, former royal capital Mandalay and the tribal traditions of Inle Lake. Here, we present you the best of classic Myanmar Tours. In addition, don't forget to ask us to design a classic Myanmar tour which best suits you by adding special events, personal visits with artisans, seasonal festivals, and traditional performances.
 

Highlights: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Start from: Yangon
Departure:  Daily
Tour type: Private tour

BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrive Yangon
Day 2: Yangon - Bagan (flight)
Day 3: Bagan - Mandalay (flight)
Day 4: Mandalay - Inle Lake (flight)
Day 5: Inle Lake - Yangon (flight)
Day 6: Yangon departure
 
DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrive Yangon
Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel to drop off you luggage. If you arrived by mid day flight, we may proceed for lunch. After lunch, a walk through "downtown" Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architecture from the British times, and high-rises built by more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city centre.
Late afternoon visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar's most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz - a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this "Golden Land". Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 2: Yangon - Bagan (flight)
This morning we head for the airport to get the early morning flight to Bagan. Check into the hotel and depart for a sightseeing excursion around the Bagan Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. A comprehensive exploration of Bagan includes Nyaung Oo 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; continue to 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 colour mural paintings. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of the temple of Bagan. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 3: Bagan - Mandalay (flight)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Nyaun U airport for flight to Mandalay. When you arrive at Mandalay airport, drive to ancient capital of Amarapura, the city of Immortality for a visit to Bagaya Monastery with a famous collection of Buddha images; weaving industries, two-century old U-Bein teak bridge on the Taungtaman Lake and observe the lunch process of thousand of monks who take their last meal of the day at 10:00 am in total silence. Proceed to Mandalay and check in at the hotel.
After refreshment, you will take a sightseeing tour of Mandalay which includes Mahanumi, a life like Buddha image. Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar and that make her to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way. Continue visit the Old Palace grounds; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world's largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha's Doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.

Day 4: Mandalay - Inle Lake (flight)
After breakfast, depart the hotel for flight to Heho on the Shan plateau. Transfer by road to Inle Lake and transfer to our hotel by long tail boat across the lake. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. In the afternoon, we plan to spend the day visiting villages and sampling the spectacular array of traditional handicrafts. You will see the unique method locals use to row their boats, fishermen with their own style of fishing, floating farms and gardens and a handloom weaving cottage with its own showroom. You will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State. Overnight at the hotel on Inle Lake.

Day 5: Inle Lake - Yangon (flight)
We are heading back down country today to return to the airport at Heho for our flight to Yangon. Our route takes us back to Heho and down the escarpment to Nyaung-Shwe for a busy local market. Check in at airport and fly back to Yangon. Upon arrival, check in at hotel.
In the afternoon, we plan to visit by car to Karaweik, a royal barge for fantastic photo shot along the ?pilgrims? causeway across the Royal Lake with stunning views of Schwedagon Pagoda and visit the Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) for souvenir shopping. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

Day 6: Yangon departure

After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Yangon International airport for your return international departure flight.
 
INCLUSION:
(1) 5 night accommodations with daily breakfast
(2) all domestic flights
(3) sightseeing with local tour guides
(4) all entry and zone fees
(5) ground transports ( car / boat )
(6) porter charges at airport and jetty
EXCLUSION:
(1) visa fees
(2) international flights
(3) Personal expenses ( drinks/laundry/souvenirs)
(4) tipping at hotels and guides
(5) airport departure tax (USD 10 per person)
 

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATIONS:
 

Location

 3*

4*

 5*

Yangon

Summit Parkview Hotel 

Grand Plaza Park Royal

Traders Hotel

Bagan

Thazin Garden Hotel

Bagan Thande Hotel

Tharaba Gate Hotel

Mandalay

Mandalay City Hotel  

Mandalay Hill Resort

Sedona Hotel

Inle Lake

Amazing Nyaung Shwe     

Paradise Inle Resort   

Inle Resort

 

 
     

 

 
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