Duration: 9 Days
Day 1 | Welcome to Yangon
After landing at Yangon International Airport, we will be waiting to greet you in Arrivals! We’ll head to the hotel to freshen up before heading out for the day. Experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Bogyoke Market, one of Myanamr’s largest and most famous markets! After lunch, we’ll explore the famous Reclining Buddha, revered in Myanmar.
Day 2 | Fly to Inle Lake
Welcome to Shan State! On our way to your hotel, we’ll stop at Shwe Yan Pyay monastery to stretch our legs and explore. Today is a day of relaxation and rejuvenation from your travels.
Day 3 | Inle Lake
Ready for some trekking? Departing at 9 am, we’ll spend the day hiking around Inle Lake. The path will take us through villages of ethnic groups called Taung Yoe and Pa-O, a monastic school and limestone caves. After lunch and some much needed down time, we’ll bicycle to a local winery for sunset before dinner.
Day 4 | Inle Lake
As the last day in Inle Lake, we’ll spend the day exploring the area by boat! From the floating garden, Phaw Daw Oo Pagoda to Nga Phew Chaung Monastery (Jumping Cat Monastery) and weaving/silver smith factories, you’ll learn all about the history and people of this area.
Day 5 | Fly to Bagan
Welcome to Bagan! After landing at Nyaung Oo Airport, we’ll drive straight to your hotel to refresh. We’ll spend the day exploring the 2,000 ancient temples and pagodas (sadly not all 2,00o!) that Bagan is known for. In the evening, we’ll watch the sunset from the top of a pagoda, with panoramic views of Bagan as the backdrop!
Day 6 | Bagan
After an early breakfast, we’ll head to Mount Poppa, also known as the home of the spirit. On the way, we’ll stop to learn about the production of palm juice and taste its natural alcoholic product! Accompanied by local monkeys, we’ll climb the 777 steps to the stupa of Mount Poppa. After lunch with a view and a relaxing afternoon, we’ll catch the sunset and head to dinner.
Day 7 | Drive to Mandalay
Leave the ancient city behind and head to the last Empire of Burmese People called Mandalay by private transportation. It will take approximately six hours to get there. We will stop at the little village called Ma Au Le to see authentic village life and the trades of home-made basketwork and incense making. After arriving in Mandalay and checking into the hotel, we’ll spend the evening walking around the Royal Palace before heading to dinner.
Day 8 | Mandalay
Begin the day at Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to the world’s largest book. Next, we’ll explore Shwe In Bin Kyaung, an elegant teak monastery created in classic konbaung style as well as Atumashi Monastery and Shwenandaw Monastery. We’ll stop by the Gold Leaf Factory, where you’ll learn about the making of the gold leaves that are offerings to Buddha images and temples. In the evening, we’ll visit the Gaw Win jetty, where the Burmese kind and queen were taken by the British Emipre to India. We’ll close out the day by attending Par Par Lay Moustaches Brother Show, known for its screwball comedy, classic Burmese dance and serious criticism of the Burmese military junta.
Day 9 | Mandalay
We will spend the morning at Mahagandayon Monastery, home of 5,000 monks and novices, learning about the monkhood, the practice of giving alms and Buddhism. After lunch, we will learn about the famous crafts that Mandalay is known for, wood carving, stone carving and tapestry. We will watch the sunset from the longest and oldest teak bridge in the world, U Bein Bridge.
Day 10 | Flying Home
Get ready to say goodbye to this beautiful country! Take advantage of your last sweet tea and la pha thoke before saying goodbye to your local guide and boarding your flight. We will drop you off at the Mandalay International Airport.
Price Include/No Exclude
- Entrance fee
- Guide Fee
- Accommodation Included
- Visa Fee
- Personal Expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Soft drink and alcohol
- Things do not show up in the “Included”