ITT 102 Classical Myanmar

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Unlike the vision one can ever seen at most capital city, the Yangon city with few sky scrappers, massive Shwedagon pagoda, beautiful lakes with lush green vistas and the remains of old colonial buildings are at your glance. Then fly to Bagan, the ancient archaeological site studded with thousands of pagodas offer you never to be forgotten scenes. Lacquer product can be seen widely. Then, another place, Mandalay, the birth place of Myanmar culture still remains over century old buildings, arts and crafts. Moreover we will proceed to Mingun village, across Ayeyarwaddy river, an hour by boat. The gigantic unfinished pagoda and large bell are the old renowned ones.

DAY 1  Arrival Yangon ‐city sightseeing for the rest of the day
DAY 2 Yangon/Bagan (AM Flight ETD 06:30)
DAY 3 Bagan sightseeing
DAY 4 

Bagan/Mandalay (AM Flight ETD08:00)/

Amarapura + Mandalay city tour

DAY 5 Mingun sightseeing/Mandalay/Yangon

(PM Flight ETD 17:00)

DAY 6 Departure Yangon

Program Code

: ITT102
Program Type : Classical
Destinations : Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay
Duration : 6 Days


Day 01 Arrival Yangon (by morning / midday flight) ( - / - / - )

Arrive Yangon in morning/ midday by flight. You will be welcome by your tour guide and transfer to the hotel. Have a rest at the hotel until the late afternoon sightseeing starts.

Late afternoon, we will visit the Chaukhtatgyi - the colossal reclining Buddha; the Shwedagon Pagoda – an inspiring golden stupa and view the sunset from there.

Overnight at Yangon.

Day 02 Yangon-Bagan (flight) / Bagan full day sightseeing ( B / - / - )

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Bagan. Arrive Bagan and check in at the hotel.

Bagan, one of the Asia’s most popular archaeological destinations and one out of two most pre-eminent religious old cities in South East Asia. The sightseeing starts with a visit to Nyaung Oo market – a typical local market; followed by visits to most distinctive pagodas such as Shwezigon Pagoda – the holiest one believed to be enshrined with Buddha tooth and hair; Gubyaukgyi Temple (Wetkyiinn village) – the 13th century ‘cave temple’ with fine frescoes of scenes from Jakatas; Anada Temple – one of the masterpieces surviving and remaining in Bagan and considered to be in the Mon architecture style.

Afternoon, we will visit a lacquer ware factory followed by a visit to local village. Before the sundown, we would take a boat ride along the Ayeyarwaddy River to view the sunset and relax.

Overnight at Bagan.

Day 03 Bagan sightseeing ( B / - / - )

Breakfast at the hotel. The second day sightseeing at Asia’s best kept archaeological destination includes a visit to Dhamayangyi Temple – the most massive and significant monument in Bagan with finest mortar-less brickwork; Sulamani Temple – close to the Dhamayangyi temple with more sophisticated style of later Bagan temple; another Gubyaukgyi Temple at Myinkaba village – believed to be built for Rajakumar on the death of his father, King Kyansitta, and famous nowadays for its well preserved wall paintings; Manuha Temple – built by detained Mon King Manuha; Ngagayon Temple – similar to the plan of Anada Temple and the main attraction is that the twice life size Buddha Image shelters under the hood of the naga or serpent inside the temple. We will view the sunset from the top of one of the temples.

Overnight at Bagan.

Day 04 Bagan – Mandalay (Flight) – Amarapura and Mandalay sightseeing ( B / - / - )

Breakfast at the hotel. Fly to Mandalay. Arrive Mandalay and drive to Amarapura, former Royal capital of Myanmar but the suburb of Mandalay nowadays. Highlights include Mahargandaryone monastery, a typical monastic school; U Bein bridge, the world’s longest teak wood bridge across the Taungthaman Lake, an ideal place to view the sunset also; and silk weaving factory. Arrive Mandalay and check in at the hotel.

Afternoon sightseeing includes Shwenandaw monastery, still existing masterpiece of last Myanmar kingdom’s architecture in teak and wood carving; Kuthodaw Pagoda, renowned as the world’s largest book; and Mandalay Hill, regarded a natural watch tower in the plain region of Mandalay, to view the sunset.

Overnight at Mandalay.

Day 05 Visit Mingun/Mandalay-Yangon by (flight) ( B / - / - )

Breakfast at the hotel. From the Mandalay Gawwein jetty, we will take a short boat ride up river to reach Mingun, located at the other side of the Ayeyarwaddy River and north of Mandalay. The boat ride is always pleasant as one can learn the ways of local life along the river. Sightseeing highlights includes Pathodawgyi, believed to be one of the largest brick base in the world and it would be one of the wonders of the world in case if it was completed; Mingun bell, said to be world’s biggest un-cracked ringing bell and Myatheindan pagoda, represents for Buddhist cosmology. Return to Mandalay

Sightseeing at Mandalay, the last capital of Myanmar kingdom, includes Mahamuni Buddha Image – believed to be cast in bronze in front of Buddha himself and nowadays gilded with thick gold leaf. Take the late afternoon flight back to Yangon. Arrive Yangon and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at Yangon.

Day 06 Depart Yangon ( B / - / - )

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the international flight to another destination. Depart Yangon.

bagan01 Anada Temple, Bagan
bagan02 Ananda
bagan03 Dhamayangyi Temple, Bagan
bagan04 Thabbyinnyu Pagoda, Bagan
mdy01 U Bein bridge in Amarapura
mdy02 Mingun bell, Mingun

Price Condition:
Price Includes –

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast based on twin sharing basis
  • Ground transfers with air conditioned vehicles
  • Sightseeing tours with entry fee as per itinerary
  • Domestic flight tickets with domestic airport tax as per itinerary
  • Domestic boat fare (if applicable in itinerary)
  • Service of an English speaking guide throughout the trip

Price excludes –

  • International air fare
  • Airport taxes
  • Insurance
  • Myanmar Visa fee
  • Visa processing service
  • Seasonal Supplements
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratitude
  • Any other not mentioned in the “Price Includes” section

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