7 Days/6 Nights in Myanmar

Tour Code : TT – 005 YANGON-MANDALAY-MINGUN-MANDALAY-SAGAING-MONYWA-PAKOKKU-BAGAN-YANGON

Day1. YANGON (arrival with morning flight)

Upon arrival at Yangon, check into your hotel. A uniformed host will invite you a welcome drink and collect your tour program from our tour guide.

City tour includes downtown and Rangoon’s riverfront. On the way see many of the remarkable sites of the colonial and religious past of this garden city. Old Rangoon was Dr. William Montgomery’s design. He was the army superintendent surgeon and learnt his city planning skills from Sir Stanford Raffles in Singapore. Buildings of heritage in Yangon are now listed for protection. The old city centre includes:

Yangon City Hall, designed by U Tin in 1925, the Strand Road with the Moorish arched General Post Office, The red brick Customs House, the towered Port Authority, The Queen Anne style Civil Court, the red brick General Hospital built in 1911 and the Railway Station. Take a break at hotel.In the afternoon,visit China Town area with various local foods, Indian ward with various street sellers and drive to Mawtin Jetty and take a rickshaw for a short trip along the Rangoon River that offers a remarkable atmosphere with spectacular colors for Kodak moment. Overnight at hotel.

Shwedagon Yangon Myanmar

Day2.YANGON-MANDALAY-MINGUN-MANDALAY

Mingun Mandalay

Take a morning flight to Mandalay; the last capital of Myanmar Kings. Mandalay still remains as a cultural centre. Upon arrival check into your hotel and drive to Kywezon jetty to watch the busy riverside activity and take a local riverboat to the ancient capital of Mingun(app. 1 hour per way). Visit the Settawya pagoda, walk to the huge Mingun Bell(90 tons), see the nearby unfinished Mingun pagoda and visit the Hsinbyume pagoda, a reproduction of the mythological Mt.Meru.Then come back to Mandalay and In the afternoon, visit the down town area with the sprawling old Zegyo Market, designed in 1903 by Count Caldari, the picturesque open air market west of Zegyo, the Shwenandaw Golden Palace monastery noted for its exquisite wood carving, Kuthodaw pagoda with 729 stone tablets (known as the World’s Biggest Book) and finally drive up to Mandalay hill (Anti-ageing hill) and take a panoramic view of Mandalay city. Overnight at Hotel.

Day3. MANDALAY-SAGAING-MONYWA

After breakfast, drive to Sagaing passing through Amarapura (the city of Immortals) and drop at famous U Bein Wooden Bridge; over 150 years old, which is still in use. Then drive to Sagaing over crossing the Ayeyarwaddy River with famous Ava Bridge. Upon arrival, drive up to Sagaing Hill (a retreat for Buddhist devotees with numerous pagodas and monasteries including nunnery) and visit Umin Thonese pagoda: which has 45 sitting Buddha images in a row, and Son U Ponnyashin pagoda with outstanding panoramic view over the city and majestic Ayeyarwaddy River.Then proceed to Monywa. On the way, you can visit Kaunghmudaw pagoda; a big dome shape which was built by King Tharlon in 1636. Then, drive to Monywa; located on the bank of Chindwin River and one of the big capital in Myanmar. On the way, you will see another discovery channel like in Australia. Check into your hotel and overnight.

Irrawaddy River

Day4.MONYWA-PAKOKKU-BAGAN

Monywa Myanmar Burma Giant Buddha Image

Early morning, drive to Thanboddhay Temple, unique in all of Myanmar, highly decorated with 500,000 Buddha images just like Buddha museum dated back from the 17th century .Proceed to Alantayar (big reclining Buddha image) and visit 1000 Bodhi trees.And then drive to Pakokku (appr; 5 hours) passing through plain zone. Visit Pakhangyi; a town with old city wall and a small museum, Pakangyi wooden monastery with 332 teak pillars and stop at Yaesagyo to learn the incense-sticks making. In the afternoon, transfer to a private boat at the jetty and cross the mighty Ayeyarwaddy river to Bagan (appr: 2 hours).Overnight at Hotel.

Day5. BAGAN

After breakfast, Bagan sightseeing starts with Nyaung Oo local market, Shwezigon Pagoda, a prototype of real Myanmar stupa, built in 1087.Wetgyiin Gyubyaukgyi for its famous Jatakas mural painting, Htilominlo temple for its plaster carvings and famous Ananda temple with four standing Buddha Images. In the afternoon, visit the lacquer ware factory in New Bagan,Nan Phaya temple, Manuha temple, Myingaba Gyubyaukgyi temple, Shwegyugyi temple and Thabinnyu temple. And enjoy the sunset of Bagan from Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight at Hotel.

Day6. BAGAN-POPA-BAGAN-YANGON (by evening flight)

After breakfast, drive to Mt. Popa (appr.1 ½ hour). On the way visit some villages and watch the collection of juice from the toddy-palm trees, and its fermentation onto palm sugar, and producing of peanut oil for cooking from the ox mill going round.

Upon arrival, visit Mt.Popa plug: Near the great extinct volcano, the solitary volanic crag of Mt.Popa is home to Myanmar’s most powerful “Nats”. At the bottom visit the Nat Museum with its life-sized statues of the 37 Nats. Walk up 777 steps to the top with shady stairway, seeing many pilgrams along the way. In the afternoon, drive back to Bagan airport and fly back to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and check in and over.

Day7. YANGON (departure with evening flight)

Yangon sightseeing continues with the famous world renowned pagoda; the highlight of Yangon. The Shwedagon pagoda described by Somerset Maugham: “The Shwedagon rose superb, glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city”. This massive bell-shaped stupa rises nearly 100 meters above its hill-top surroundings. Wander through this magnificent structure and its courtyards, stupa, bells, temples and Buddha images and see religious and secular visitors from all parts of the globe. Shwedagon has become the symbol of Myanmar. And visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda (72m long Buddha image),Karawaik Hall(designed as a Royal Floating Barge on Royal Lake) for Kodak moment and finally visit the famous shopping centre in Yangon; the Scott Market and come back to hotel.

In the afternoon, you have time to repack all of your belonging and you are ready to leave from Myanmar and we feel so sad to say “Goodbye”….

Myanmar Burma Thuta Travel
Price
2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax 8 Pax
1104 USD per pax 921 USD per pax 840 USD per pax 807 USD per pax
Services Include

• 5 night accommodation
• Service of English Speaking guide ( other languages on request)
• All excursions and round trip with private air-conditioned car with best driver
• Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
• Drinking water and towel during excursion
• Lunch & Dinner with Local Food

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