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This trip is no doubt your good choice to take advantage of your time and budget to discover most of best places in Myanmar from Mandalay via Bagan to the golden city of Yangon. Go with us and experience.
Welcome to Mandalay, one of the most interesting cities of Myanmar on the banks of the Irrawaddy River that you should not miss in your trip. Mandalay is not simply a travel destination only but actually, it is called the culture heart of Myanmar and featured with tradition of music, dance and drama. From Mandalay airport, it will take us about 1 hour to get to Mandalay city. Overnight in Mandalay.
Sagaing – Ava – Amarapura (B)
After breakfast, we depart for an interesting sightseeing tour around Mandalay to the formal capitals of Ava, Sagaing and Amapura.
Starting in the morning, we cross a bridge over the Irrawaddy River to Sagaing, the home of 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries. Specially, we will visit Sagaing Hill, the concentration of 3000 monks and 100 meditation centers. Besides, you also have chance to see many other famous pagodas in Mandalay like Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thone Sae.
Our next stop is the Sagaing’s local market, a particular market of the Burmese that is not touristic. Here, visitors will have chance to see many products made from pottery, silver as well as many handicraft masterpieces. If interested, you can stop at a small pottery village to learn about the process of making the ubiquitous water pots.
Moving southward, we will early reach the capital of Ava where we start a ferry ride across the river to a waiting spot. Here, horses and carriages are waiting to transfer tourists to the ancient woodern monastery of Bagaya and the Royal palace. You also get to small villages located amid Ava’s ruins to see the authentic life in the countryside area of Myanmar. Lunch in Ava.
On the way back to city, we stop at Amarapura (name means “City of Immortality”). Taking a visit to a silk weaving workshop and walking along the beautiful Ubein Bridge are all interesting experience you should try. Ubein bridge is not only a simple teakwood bridge but also where we spend relaxing time to enjoy the sunset.
Transfer back to Mandalay. Dinner on your own.Overnight at hotel.
Bus To Bagan – Half Day Sightseeing (B)
In the morning, transfer to Mandalay Bus Station for bus trip to Bagan (about 6 hours). Upon arrival, visit Ananda temple – the legendary white temple in Bagan and stop at some other spots to visit many other temples surrounding. Specially, Dhammayangyi Temple and the impressive Sulamani will be not missed in our journey.
In the late of day, enjoy sunset from the Shwesandaw Pagoda, the second highest pagoda in Bagan.
Bagan Exploration – Overnight Bus To Yangon (B)
Optional: Hot air balloon over Bagan (Only available from October/November through March). You are recommended to wake up early to get to the launch of hot-air balloon, which give you interesting experience of seeing the Irrawaddy River and the stupas in the region from bird-eye views.
Start this day by an exploration to the beauty and ancientness of Shwezigon pagoda to learn more and more about Burmese Buddhist traditions.
Following that, you have chance to learn about the local works of making lacquer and wood crafts, which are created by traditional techniques. From there, drive to a carriage ride at sunset through the Thatbyinnyu temple – the highest one of Bagan
Transfer to Bagan Bus Station to take overnight bus to Yangon.
Yangon City – Departure (B)
Arriving in Yangon, you are picked up by our tour guide and driver who will transfer you from the bus station to hotel for fresh up. When you are ready, start the trip to explore the city. Visit the Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda first and then, turn the way to the typical Scott Market where thousands of issues are sold.
Following the visit at the golden Shwedagon pagoda, we will say goodbye to Myanmar for transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
End of all services!
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Day use hotel on the last day
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary(B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
- Private tours and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
- Private transportation with air-conditioning
- Bus ticket
- Local English speaking guides
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- International flights
- Other meals which do not mention in the itinerary
- Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
- Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Tipping for guides and drivers
- Compulsory personal travel insurance
- Myanmar Visa fees (contact our travel consultant for further information)
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