Glimpse of Myanmar

Glimpse of Myanmar

Imagine a period where there is no ATM’s, Smart devices, time is frozen in past, and lifestyles are simple and still connected with nature. Let’s step into the Myanmar time machine and discover a culture where holy men are more revered than rock stars.

Day 01

Yangon Arrival (Lunch,Dinner) Guide / Guide Pick-up)

Arrival at Yangon with MH-740 (10:05-11:15) and transfer to your hotel. Your journey begins with an afternoon tour through Yangon's colonial–style city. Visit National Museum which is filled with of Myanmar,, not a very significant pagoda, it is at the centre of the town with Mahabandoola Garden on one side & the surrounding interesting historical buildings of government, law courts. After lunch visit the magnificent reclining Buddha at ChaukHtatGyi and after a photo stop at the Karaweik Hall, "hamsa-bird-shaped" floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake, then continue to see the Great Shwedagone Pagoda built history over 2500 years ago.

Lunch at SabaiSabai Restaurant
Dinner @ Karaweik Palace with Myanmar Traditional Show
Overnight in Yangon

Day 02

Yangon – Heho – Inle Lake (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (Guide) by flight & boat

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Yangon airport for flight to Heho. Arrival Heho transfer to NyaungShwe the gate way of Inle Lake. Arrival at Heho airport and drive to NyaungShwe the gate way of Inle Lake. At NyaungShwe, you have to go jetty and take special chatter boat to your floating hotel. Today, see how Burmese Cheroots are produced mainly by young ladies using traditional methods at Nampan village. Also visit the work place of Shan paper, made from mulberry bark. Then visit Ymama village and its floating gardens, traditional weaving mill, and silk weaving workshops. Visit PhaungDaw Oo Pagoda and its 5 holy Buddha images. After lunch visit to Inn Pau Khone weaving villages and Silver Smith, Umbrella Workshop. Finally visit NgaPheChaung Monastery, one of the most impressive of the many monasteries on the lake with its 150-200 pillars with elaborate wooden carvings. This monastery is also known as the "jumping cat monastery" where visitors are treated to a show that involves well-trained felines. Drive back to hotel seeing the Floating gardens of Hydroponic system (especially tomato, others vegetables).

Lunch at Green Chilli Restaurant
Dinner @ Hotel
Overnight in Inle Lake

Day 03

Inle Lake – Pindaya – Heho-Mandalay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (Guide)

After breakfast, morning transfer to PINDAYA, this is located 40 km north of AUNGBAN and noted for its extensive limestone caves and picturesque lake. We will be passing through the pa o and Danu villages of Pwehla endless fields of dry cultivated mountain rice and potato. Pindaya cave thousands of Buddha image placed there by pilgrimages over many centuries and paper making and umbrella making home cottage workshops. Lunch will be served here at local restaurant. In Pindaya, sightseeing, shopping and you will see the Shan people who own fair and soft skin. After that, proceed to Heho airport to take the flight to Mandalay. The last capital of royal Myanmar, Mandalay is still one of the largest cities in Myanmar, and a cultural and spiritual center. On the way enjoy sunset at Mandalay Hill, 230 metres in elevation, commands a magnificent view of the city and surrounding countryside.

Lunch at Green Tea Restaurant
Dinner @ Green Elephant Restaurant
Overnight in Mandalay

Day 04

Mandalay-Amarapura(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After breakfast at hotel, in the morning, head to head to Amarapura;11km from Mandalay to visit Mahagandayon Monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study the Buddha scripture. If time permit you will have the opportunity to observe the monks having their last meal of the day in total silence. Then go to Mahamuni Pagoda, the image enshrined here is perhaps the most venerated image in Myanmar, covered in over 15 cm of gold leaf. Worshippers flock daily to the shrine at four in the morning to observe the unique face-washing ceremony. En-route to the pagoda, stop to observe the laborious process of Gold-Leaf Beating, where gold is painstakingly hammered into tissue-thin squares. The afternoon's tour includes some of the city's most interesting temples and palaces. Begin with ShwenandawKyaung, or the Golden Teak Monastery. Built entirely of golden teak, this intricately carved wooden monastery was once part of the Mandalay Palace, used as private apartments by King Mindon and his chief queen. Then Kuthodaw Pagoda, known also as the world s biggest book. Around the central stupa are miniature pavilions, each housing a slab of marble. Numbering altogether 729, these slabs are inscribed with the entire Tripitkata, or Buddhist scriptures. Continue to Kyaukawgyi Pagoda, famous for its monumental seated Buddha, carved from a single block of marble. Finally, enjoy the sunset have a work on 200years old U BEIN teak bridge, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital.

Lunch at A Little Bit Restaurant
Dinner at Tom Yum Ku Restaurant
Overnight in Mandalay

Day 05

Mandalay-Bagan(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After breakfast at the hotel, leave Mandalay for Bagan by domestic flight. Upon arrival visits to the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan including: Shwezigon Pagoda - the prototype for later Myanmar pagodas built by King Anawrahta; KyansithaUmin, and Htilominlo Temple - the largest temples of Bagan and Ananda Temple the most beautiful temples of Bagan. After lunch, visit one of Myanmar most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer-ware workshop. You will continue to Manuha Temple; built in the Mon style in 1059 and follow on to Nanpaya temple; a unique sandstone monument. Next you will explore the MyingabaGuByaukgyi Temple; a temple noteworthy for its mural paintings under the protection of UNESCO and go to watch the sunset over the Shwesandaw Temple.

Lunch at Sunset Garden Restaurant
Dinner @ Nanda Restaurant with Myanmar Puppet show
Overnight in Bagan

Day 06

Bagan(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (Guide)

After breakfast, visit through the colorful Nyaung U Farmer market and visit to Myinkaba village take a short walking tour to explore the temples of Manuha and Nan Paya and continue to famous Dhammayangyi Temple and Sula Mani Temples. Return to your hotel this evening. Evening sunset boat ride over Ayarwaddy River.

Lunch at Amata Boutique House Restaurant
Dinner @ BBB Restaurant
Overnight in Bagan

Day 07

– Yangon (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After breakfast at hotel then transfer to Nyaung U airport for flight to Yangon. Arrival Yangon, visit the Botataung Pagoda with the sacred hair of Lord Buddha enshrined. Then visit to the famous Bogyoke (Scott's) Market, a sprawling 70 years old complex noted for its various items which provide an excellent opportunity for one last shopping spree. Evening sightseeing at China Town and check-in hotel

Lunch at Padomar Restaurant with Myanmar Cuisine
Dinner @ Bangkok Kitchen Restaurant
Overnight in Yangon

Day 08

Yangon Departure (Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer to Yangon airport for departure flight to Bangkok.