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Tour to Myanmar: Explore the richness of historic and cultural heritage and the charming nature of Myanmar in this 9-day tour. Go sightseeing in Yangon, including a ferry ride on the river. Experience Bagan, the mysterious landscape with thousands of temples and pagodas, many dating back to 11th century.

Visit the extinct volcano Mount Popa, the sacred shrine built on its top. Travel to Mandalay, observing the unique architecture and the daily life of monks. Cruise around Inle Lake to explore the “Venice of the East”. Ride the elephant while enjoying the peaceful nature and wild life in the forest.

Day 1: Yangon Arrival (Nil)

Upon your arrival at Yangon Airport, our guide will meet you with Welcoming Signage and then escort you to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy the sunset to the Great Shwedagone Pagoda built the most prominent monument in Yangon which dominates the sky with golden flash, giant spires and holy relics. Overnight at Hotel in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon sightseeing

Meals: 1 Breakfast

After breakfast, start out for a short walk around colorful downtown in Yangon and drive to visit Chaukhtatkyi pagoda – with a 70-metres reclining Buddha statue, the National Museum – with extensive collection of ancient artifacts, art works and historic memorabilia on display in 14 halls in a splendid five-storey building.

In the afternoon head for the Bogyoke Aung San Market to find exotic souvenirs. Then, enjoy the water front of busy Yangon River brief public ferry ride and the octagonal-shaped golden Sule Pagoda. After a stroll at the Maha Bandoola Park to see colonial-style high court and city hall, head to the lively Indian Town and Chinatown. Overnight at Hotel in Yangon.

Day 3: Yangon – Bagan

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Air Transfer RGN-BGN @ 06:00-07:50 (or) similar.

In the morning visit to the market in Nyaung U. Then full day sightseeing tour of Bagan with a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples, such as Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; the Wetkyiin Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, as well as the elegant Htilominlo temple, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes; the Ananda Temple, with four huge standing Buddha images and Ananda Okkyaung, a small red brick monastery, one of the few received plants is next door from the time of the early Bagan. At the inner walls are designs from that 18. Continue to famous Dhammayangyi Temple and Sula Mani Temples.

After lunch, short take a rest at hotel and in the afternoon visit Myinkaba, two km south of Bagan. This village is well known for its lacquerware workshops and has also a number of interesting temples, as Nanphaya Temple, said to have once been the residence of King Manuha and Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, which has very nice frescoes inside. Enjoy your soothing sunset at Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight at Hotel in Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan – MT. Popa – Bagan

Meals: 1 Breakfast

After Breakfast, you will visit one of local village to discover the real life, how much different compare to other side of the world. Some candies or small gifts would be a great thing for local children. Then driving excursion to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano with its shrines dedicated to animist spirits known as “Nats”. For the energetic, time to climb up the 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the volcanic plug. On the way back, visit palm sugar workshop.

In the evening, enjoy sunset from the Ayeyarwaddy River by boat. Overnight at Hotel in Bagan.

Day 5: Bagan – Mandalay

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Air Transfer BGN-MDL @ 08:05-08:35 (or) Similar.

Mandalay can always give Myanmar tours’ fans a hint of how the imperial era was like back to the 19th century. In the morning we will fly over Myanmar’s golden land to Mandalay.

Upon arrival, morning excursion to Amarapura;11km from Mandalay to visit Mahagandayon Monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study the Buddha scripture. (If time permits, you will have the opportunity to observe the monks having their last meal of the day in total silence.) Enjoy walk around the world’s longest teak bridge at U Bein Bridge.

In the afternoon, come back to Mandalay and we go to Mandalay’s major attractions of Mahamuni Pagoda, inside of which the bronze Buddha statue is all yet monks and pilgrims are still applying gold layers everyday.

Next, we will visit Golden Palace Monastery, which is famous for its intricate woodcarvings. Continue our trip to the world-known Kuthodaw Pagoda, holding the world’s largest book carved Buddhism scriptures on 729 marble slabs.

After lunch, we will take a short break and then continue the tour visiting the Mandalay Palace & Fort, which best portrays the golden days of Mandalay Kingdom.

Our last stop will be the Mandalay Hill. Atop the hill, Buddha once prophesied that a grand city, that is Mandalay of present day, would rise in the 2400th year of his faith. Taking in a panoramic view of the whole city, you might find yes sometimes prophecy does come true. At around 11am just when the sun rise. Overnight at Hotel in Mandalay.

Day 6: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Air Transfer MDL-HEH @ 08:50-09:20 (or) similar.

After breakfast, morning transfer to the airport to take the flight to Heho. Arrival at Heho airport the weather is little cold in order to 3858feet higher of sea level. Our representative will wait you with name board first at the arrival lodge. Our guide and driver will wait at the outside of airport as policy of Heho airport.

Then we drive to Nyaung Shwe. At Nyaung Shwe, you have to go jetty and take special chatter boat to your floating hotel in the Lake.

Inle Lake is often called the “Venice of the East.” Take some time to see the floating gardens and observe the lifestyle of the local people. Watch carefully and you can see boatmen paddle their craft with an oar using their foot.

After check-in, begins a full day sightseeing by charter boat on Inle Lake floating village of Heya Ywama and weaving, Padaung tribes (long neck women) silk weaving village which the highlights are the unique and famous leg– rowering, typical floating hundred colorful market; floating garden and fishing method; Visits to Phaung–daw-Oo pagoda; Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, one of the most impressive of the many monasteries on the lake with its 150-200 pillars with elaborate wooden carvings.

Continue visit to Inpawkhon weaving village, own fish farm, fisherman net and cheroot making at Pauk Par village. Return to hotel on the way we pass through the Floating gardens of Hydroponic system (especially tomato, others vegetables. Overnight at Hotel in Inle Lake.

Day 7: Indein

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Inle Lake is often called the “Venice of the East”. Take some time to see the floating gardens and observe the lifestyle of the local people. Watch carefully and you can see boatmen paddle their craft with an oar using their foot.

This morning visit a traditional 5 day market. The 5 day market rotates around the villages and towns of Shan State, where several tribal people in their colorful costume come from the nearby villages to sell their indigenous agricultural products.

Then, enjoy a boat trip to Indein, located on the western shores of the lake. Your boat journey takes you through a long channel where you can watch the farmers cultivate their produce. You will visit some of the most scenic areas in the region. The idyllic site of Indein with its 17th century ruins of pagodas is an ‘Indiana Jones’ type setting. Stroll along the trail among the bamboo groves and explore the craft villages.

Then we transfer to hotel and leisure at the balance of the day. Overnight at Hotel in Inle Lake.

Day 8: Inle Lake – Kalaw – Green Hill Vallay Elephant

Meals: 1 Breakfast

After breakfast, we drive to Kalaw about 2 hours to pay a visit to Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp in Magwe village. Upon arrival, be welcomed and take a light refreshment walk to the river where elephant bathing. If you have an opportunity to feed, bath the elephants and witness elephant families down in the valley with their bamboo houses. Take 30min exploration of the forest area on elephant back, opportunity to see butterflies, birds and orchids around our conservation area. Return to main camp for lunch.

This afternoon, be free to explore around with local trekking guide and you are also welcome to join us by planting regional trees from our nursery in our forest recovery efforts. Then, transfer to Kalaw and drive to hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kalaw.

Day 9: Kalaw – Heho – Yangon Deaparture

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Air Transfer HEH-RGN @ 09:05-10:15 (or) similar.

This morning, transfer to Heho for a 1.10hrs flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, enjoy your free time until flight out of Myanmar. Today we will say goodbye to you at the airport./.