Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. We will then begin our heritage tour at Sule Pagoda in the heart of the city. We’ll explore the downtown area, where the ghost of the British Colonial influence still prevails. Spend overnight at hotel in Yangon.
After breakfast, we fly to Mandalay. The city of Mandalay took its name from the Mandalay Hill, which is situated at the northeast corner of the town, which was founded and built by King Mindon in 1857. Upon arrival, we head to Amarapura, the ancient capital of Myanmar Kingdom. Visit U Bein Teak Bridge, which is 1.2 km long before driving to Mandalay and visit Maha Muni Pagoda, the great Pagoda. Visit Zaygyo Market for shopping and then watch lovely sunset from Mandalay Hill with Ayeyarwaddy background view. See Shwenandaw Monastery and Kyauktawgyi Pagoda. Have an overnight stay at a hotel in Mandalay.
After breakfast at hotel, we start sightseeing of Amarapura with another overnight stay at Mandalay.
In the morning, we transfer to the airport for a flight to Heho Inle. The highland Inle Lake, the second largest lake in Myanmar, is located 900 meters above sea level and home to the unique leg-rowing Intha people. Enjoy a boat excursion on Inle Lake, its calm waters dotted with floating vegetation on floating Islands and small fishing boats. Scenic high hills provide the perfect backdrop. See the Intha also known as the unique leg-rowers who use one leg to stand on the boat while the other leg is wrapped around an oar and rows. You will continue on to Nga Phe Chaung also known as the Jumping Cats Monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries on the lake with ancient Buddha Statues dating over 200 years and amazing cats trained by the Buddhist monks. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in Southern Shan State, which has five small Buddha Statues so heavily gilded with gold that the original Buddha images are unrecognizable. Observe the Lake Inle cottage industry workshops such as silk and lotus fabric weaving with wooden handlooms at Nan-Pam Village and traditional mild cigar–making factory at Se’ Kaung Village. We will have an overnight stay at Inle.
The next day will see us fly to Bagan, Myanmar’s premier archaeological site where over 2,000 ancient temples are located in a small area beside the Ayeyarwaddy River. Visit Nyaung U Market in Old Bagan. Explore the beautiful, gold leaf covered Shwezigon pagoda and learn about the Burmese Buddhist traditions. We continue our tour with a visit to the towering Ananda temple, stopping along the way on the Bagan plain to admire some of the surrounding temples. In the afternoon, take a tour of a local lacquer ware workshop and learn about this traditional craft.
After breakfast at your hotel, we will transfer to the Nyaung U airport to return to Yangon. The rest of the day is free to leisure your time.
In the morning, we will visit Bogyoke Aung San Market, visit local hand-made gems and handicraft shops. You will then be transferred to Yangon International Airport for departure.