Explore the Wonders of Myanmar 9 Days / 8 Nights

Explore the Wonders of Myanmar 9 Days / 8 Nights
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Yangon Bagan Mandalay Mt. Popa Inle Lake Heho
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Embark on a mesmerizing 9-day journey through the very best of Myanmar! Perfect for first-time visitors, this tour unveils the essence of Myanmar through its top destinations: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake. Explore ancient cities like Amarapura, Sagaing, and Mingun adjacent to these key spots. An absolute must for those stepping foot in Myanmar for the first time!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Step the vibrant tale of Yangon, a city where ancient pagodas and bustling markets invite you on an adventure of distinction.
  2. Explore Bagan - An Enchanting Voyage Through Time & Temples
  3. Explore the wonders of Mandalay! Embark on an enchanting tour filled with tales of bygone eras, creative wonders, and joyful experiences that will uplift your soul and spark your imagination.
  4. Discover the Magic of Inle Lake – A Serene Water World Awaits!
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Yangon arrival
Yangon arrival

Embark on a journey with Sao La Vietnam's warm embrace as your guide. Let the bustling streets lead you through a tapestry of history and culture, each building whispering tales of bygone eras. Visit iconic landmarks like the post office and Sule Paya, capturing the essence of downtown life amidst colonial charm.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestries of Little India and Chinatown, where vendors beckon with treasures both familiar and exotic. Pause at the majestic Karaweik Hall before being awestruck by the shimmering grandeur of Shwedagon Pagoda, a sanctuary of devotion and tranquility. Witness monks' reverent rituals as the sun sets, painting the pagoda in hues of gold and wonder.

Meals: N/A.

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon.

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Yangon - Bagan
Yangon - Bagan

Early morning flight to Bagan and set the stage for a day filled with wonder and discovery. Dive the vibrant local market scene, soaking up the bustling atmosphere that defines this enchanting town.

Let the day unfold as you unravel the architectural marvels scattered across Bagan, exploring a myriad of pagodas and temples that stand as testaments to its rich history. Immerse yourself in the artistry of a local lacquer ware workshop, where skilled artisans bring age-old traditions to life before your eyes.

As the sun begins its descent, ascend to the pinnacle of a temple for an awe-inspiring view of Bagan's timeless beauty. Witness the magical moment when daylight fades behind ancient pagodas, leaving you spellbound by the serenity that envelops this mystical land.

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan.

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Bagan - Mt. Popa - Villages
Bagan - Mt. Popa - Villages

Embark on a morning of exploration among Temples & Pagodas or venture to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano offering breathtaking vistas at 4981 feet above sea level. Climb the 777 steps leading to the Buddhist shrine atop Popa peak and discover monasteries, pagodas, and shrines of various styles. Return to Bagan in the afternoon for a unique Pony cart tour, unveiling hidden areas inaccessible by car, granting a fresh perspective on Bagan's charm.

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan.

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Bagan - Mandalay - Amarapura
Bagan - Mandalay - Amarapura

Today, Embark on a journey to the legendary city of Mandalay, rich in cultural significance. Experience the grandeur of the Mahamuni Pagoda, home to Myanmar's second most sacred image. Marvel at the intricate woodcarvings of the Golden Palace Monastery and explore the Kuthodaw Pagoda, renowned as the world's largest book with Buddhist scriptures etched on 729 marble slabs. As daylight wanes, bask in the beauty of a 200-year-old teak bridge – a timeless gem for unforgettable photographs in Myanmar.

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay.

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Mandalay - The Irrawaddy - Mingun
Mandalay - The Irrawaddy - Mingun

After breakfast as you set sail on a private local boat along the majestic Irrawaddy River to Mingun. Explore the awe-inspiring Mingun Bell, a colossal 87-ton bronze masterpiece, and marvel at the grandeur of the unfinished Mingun Paya, once envisioned as the world's largest pagoda.

Upon your return to Mandalay in the afternoon, let your adventure continue with delightful sightseeing. Immerse yourself in vibrant workshops where colorful silks are intricately woven before visiting the historic ruins of the Royal Palace.

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay.

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Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake
Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake

Embark on a captivating journey starting with breakfast and a flight to Heho, the gateway to Inle Lake. Known as Myanmar's gem, Inle Lake enchants with its serene waters embraced by towering hills, floating gardens, and quaint stilted villages. Glide to NyaungShwe, where you'll board a boat to be whisked away to your hotel for check-in. Immerse yourself in a full-day boat tour exploring the wonders of Inle Lake. Discover the sacredness of the five Buddha images at Hpaung Daw U Pagoda.

Next, marvel at a unique Monastery on the Lake Nga Phe Kyaung near Ywama village where skilled Monks have trained cats to perform fascinating tricks - earning it the endearing title of "Jumping Cat Monastery". Journey on to Nampan village and witness traditional cigar (cheroot) crafting and intricately carved canoes.

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Stay overnight on Inle Lake.

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Inle Lake - Indein
Inle Lake - Indein

Continue sightseeing in Inle Lake, Embark on a mesmerizing journey through long, picturesque waterways, observing farmers tending to their crops in enchanting "floating gardens." Discover the captivating village of Indein, adorned with ancient shrines and stupas, where you'll stroll along exotic staircases amidst bustling shop stalls.

Encounter the extraordinary "long neck" tribal women and explore weaving and craft villages standing delicately on stilts. Witness the unparalleled skill of the lake's "leg rowers" – the Intha people who navigate standing up with one leg gracefully wrapped around an oar. A sensory delight and a photographer's paradise await your soulful exploration.

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Stay overnight on Inle Lake.

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Inle Lake - Yangon
Inle Lake - Yangon

Morning flight to Yangon.

Experience the vibrant tapestry of Scott Market, a 75-year-old marketplace brimming with Burmese treasures. intricate lacquerware to dazzling gems and jewelry, immerse yourself in the lively market ambiance by haggling at the stalls. Don't miss the elegant Rangoon Synagogue, steeped in over a century of history.

Engage with the Synagogue's Trustee to unravel the tales of Jewish life in the Pagoda Land. Cruise through the city streets, witnessing a mosaic of cultural influences. Explore the Jade Buddha temple boasting a colossal 500-ton marble statue, a true marvel that will leave you in awe.

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon.

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Yangon - Departure
Yangon - Departure

After breakfast, day at leisure until transfer to airport for International departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: N/A.

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Visa/ passport

International flight to and/ or from our countries

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