This tour is specially designed to explore well-preserved Myanmar Culture. Massive and graceful religious edifices in Bagan are the best evidence expressing the unique characteristic of ancient Myanmar civilization. Furthermore, visit to Mrauk-U, the ancient capital of Rakhine state. It is amazing to study remarkable stone carvings in Mrauk-U.
Yangon- Bagan- Mandalay- Heho- Inle- Sittwe- Mrauk-U- Yangon
Day-1 Yangon Arrival
Day-2. Yangon – Bagan [By Flight]
Day-3. Bagan – Mandalay [By Flight]
Morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. Excursion tour to ancient capital Amarapura, 11 km south of Mandalay. Tour highlights; Mahagandayon Monastery (Buddhist University).1.2 km long U Bein wooden bridge and silk weaving industry. Return to Mandalay to visit the Venerable Mahamuni Pagoda; Myanmar traditional handicraft workshop; marble works and woodcarvings, gold-leaf making and tapestry works in the afternoon, visit to the Mandalay Royal Palace, Shwenandaw (golden palace) Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings, Atumashi (Incomparable) monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s biggest book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scripture and Mandalay Hill, a vantage point for panoramic view of the city.
Day-4. Mandalay – Heho – Inle [By Flight]
Fly to Heho.Transfer to Inle Lake famous for its unique leg-rowers and scenic beauty. Tour highlights include Phaung-daw-oo Pagoda. Wonderful floating gardens, floating markets, natives’ method of fishing, traditional weaving industry, village life on the lake, and if the time permits, watch birds roost in the bushes.
Day-5. Inle – Heho – Yangon [By Flight]
Day-6. Yangon – Sittwe – Mrauk-U
Fly to Sittwe, the capital of the Rakhine state. On arrival at Sittwe airport, transfer to jetty to take about 5hours boat trip along the Kaladan river to Mrauk-U, an ancient capital of Rakhine dynasty. Arrive there in the late evening and transfer to hotel.
Morning sightseeing includes Shit Thaung Temple mainly built of stone, Ratanabon Stupa and Htuk-Kan-Thein Temple, all of these were build in Mrauk-U periods of Rakhine dynasty, and then proceed to the old palace site surrounded by ruins of walls, Pauk-pin Gate, Let-se-Kan and Thet-kya-man-aung Pagoda.
Afternoon excursion to the Vesali, old capital of Rakhine,6 miles to the north. Sightseeing there and proceed to Kyaut-taw Town to visit famous Mahamuni Buddha Image. Return to Mrauk-U.
Day-8. Mrauk-U – Sittwe [By Boat]
In the morning, return to Sittwe by boat. Evening visit to the beacon point, take relax on the sandy beach and enjoy the sunset.
Day-9. Sittwe – Yangon [By Flight]
Morning visit to Sittwe market and transfer to airport for flight back to Yangon.
Day-10. Yangon Departure
Morning sightseeing includes Kabaaye (World Peace) Pagoda; Mahapasana Guda Cave, where sixth Buddhist Synod took place; Chaukhtetkyi, a colossal reclining Buddha Image; Karaweik Hall, a royal barge on the royal lake and National Museum. If the time permit, shopping to Boyoke Market.
Festival In Myanmar
Main Festivals in Myanmar : The Myanmar calendar subscribes to both the solar and lunar months, thus requiring an intercalary 30-day 13th month every second or third year. Therefore, the full moon days may change from one month to another in the usual calendar. The Myanmar months and the respective festivals are as follows….more information