Minimum 2 person per tour
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Day 1: Arrival to Yangon
Arrive to Yangon International Airport and welcome by our local guide and get transferred to your hotel for check-in. You will have the rest of the day free.
At your own leisure time you can choose to relax from the long- distance flight or take the opportunity to explore the city centre and surroundings. Overnight stay at the hotel in Yangon.
Day 2 – Yangon – Mandalay
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Mandalay, the city of the last Myanmar Kings. Upon arrival, travel to Amarapura the “City of Immortals” and visit the 150 year old Mahagandayon monastery, and famous Buddhist learning center which is home to a thousand monks, who will form a procession as they go to take their noon and final meal of the day. Apart from Pagodas that have survived, the ancient art of silk and cotton weaving, using handlooms, is very much still alive and visit U Bein wooden bridge which is over 150 years old and still in use. Overnight stay at hotel in Mandalay.
Day 3 – Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing (Cruise)
After breakfast at the hotel, the River Cruise will embark at 10:00 AM from Shwekyetyet Jetty (Mandalay). Upon arrival there will be welcome drinks and briefing and will sail upstream for about 1 ½ hours to arrive at the Mingun Pagoda Complex. You will visit Mingun Bell which is well known and weights 90 tones and the biggest hanging undamaged bell in the world and the “Home For The Aged”. After lunch on board, you will continue downstream to Sagaing. Sightseeing in Sagaing for about 2 ½ hours excursion by coach visiting the most important Buddhist Religion sites. After that back on board the cruise and sail downstream to enjoy the sunset over Sagaing Hill. Moor overnight at a sandbank mid-stream. After dinner guests can enjoy a Traditional Dance on the sundeck (if available).
Day 4 – Sagaing – Yandabo Village (Cruise)
You will cruise downstream to Yandabo Village and sightsee the Yandabo pottery in the morning. The village is economy is dependent on this craft and is famous for the production of terracotta from the riverbank clay. You will get to watch the pottery making process at various stages. Yandabo is historically recognized for the signing of the Yandabo Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826 between the British and Royal Burmese House-hold of Ava. Shore excursion time is 1 hour and will be back on board after and sail off. Continue sailing downstream and moor overnight at near Chindwin confluence.
Day 5 – Yandabo Village – Bagan Sightseeing
Start sailing at early morning to continue downstream and arrive in Bagan around 09:30 am. 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 Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes; the Ananda Temple, with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior and the Shwe Gu Gyi Temple, noted for its fine stucco carvings and panoramic views of the area’s many monuments. In the afternoon visit Myinkaba, 2 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. Overnight stay in Bagan.
Day 6 – Bagan – Mount Popa – Yangon
After breakfast travel to Mount Popa and visit local villages on the way and watch the collection of juice from the palm trees, and its conversion into palm sugar. After that visit to one of the extinct volcano in the country, Mount Popa. Risen out of the shimmering heat, the solitary volcanic crag of Mount Popa is home to Myanmar’s most powerful “Nats“. Visit the Nat Museum with its life-sized statues of the 37 Nat Gods. Walk up the steps to the stupas and shrines that top the hill above the museum, passing many pilgrims along the way. In the afternoon drive back to Bagan and transfer to the Nyaung Oo airport for the evening flight to Yangon. Check in and overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.
Day 7 – Yangon (Departure)
After breakfast start sightseeing of Yangon: Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2000 years, the Mahabandoola Park with the Independence Monument and walk around the downtown area and the sprawling. Wide streets, orderly town planning and neglected public buildings revive visions of British rule, while busy streets scenes and shimmering pagodas, bursting through a leafy canopy, hint at the rich local culture. Skyscrapers and glaring neon billboards have yet to overtake the capital. A free afternoon at your own leisure until transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight.