ITT 103 The Ancient City and Magical lake

 

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As the major commercial city and former capital, the landmarks like Shwedagon pagoda, the beautiful lakes and parks will be visited on the first day. Second day, early morning flight to Bagan, the ancient archaeological site to explore the breath taking pagodas, stupas and ruined monuments. Fly to next destination, Shan State. Explore the picturesque Inle Lake with unique leg‐rowers, colourful mountain ranges and different ethnic people.

DAY 1 Arrival Yangon
DAY 2  Yangon/Bagan (AM Flight ETD 06:30)Bagan sightseeing
DAY 3 Bagan sightseeing
DAY 4  Bagan/Heho (AM Flight ETD 08:00)/Inle Lake full day sightseeing
DAY 5 Inle sightseeing/Heho/Yangon (PM Flight)
DAY 6 Departure Yangon

Program Code : ITT103
Program Type : Classical
Destinations : Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake
Duration : 6 Days

ITT - 103 - THE ANCIENT CITY AND THE MAGICAL LAKE (6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS)

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.

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 / Heho (flight) - Inle full sightseeing ( B / - / - )

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Heho. Arrive Heho and transfer to your hotel. Inle Lake, one of the magical lakes in Myanmar located 900 meters above sea level surrounded by beautiful mountains of Shan plateau, is the home land of the Inthar tribe. If by chance today coincides with the market day, we will visit the regional market which is held on a 5 days rotation basis in different areas of the Lake. We will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda – famous for its richly gilded five small Buddha images; Ngaphechaung monastery (also known as jumping cat monastery) was built more than one and a half century ago and features a number of interesting old Buddha Images. Other attractions include: unique leg-rowing style and fishing method of the Inthar, floating gardens used as vegetable plantations, silk and cotton weaving cottages and black smith.

Overnight at Inle Lake.

Day 05 Visit Indein / Heho - Yangon (Flight) ( B / - / - )

Breakfast at the hotel. We explore the southern part of the Lake by boat sailing through small twisting and turning creeks to reach Indein village. This small village located on the southwestern bank of the lake is famous for its ruined clusters of pagodas dated back to 16th century. The tranquil peaceful ambience and the ruins overgrown with bushes will bring you centuries back.

Afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport taking the flight back to Yangon. Arrive Yangon and check in at the hotel.

Overnight at Yangon.

Day 06 Departure Yangon ( B / - / - )

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

bagan05 Mandalay Hill
bagan06 Mahamuni Buddha Image, Mandalay
inle01 Pathodawgyi, Mingun
general01 lacquer ware factory in Bagan
inle02 Phaungdawoo Pagoda, Inle
inle03 Indein village, Inle

 

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
  • Seasonal Supplements
  • Visa processing service
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratitude
  • Any other not mentioned in the “Price Includes” section

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