Day 1 : Yangon Arrival
Our Tour guide will pick you up at the airport, Car transfer to the hotel. Check in to hotel and the rest of the day is free
Day 2 : Yangon City Tour( B,L)
After breakfast depart for full day sightseeing around the garden city. First you are going to visit Sule Pagoda – the excellent landmark of Yangon and leisurely walk along the streets lined with the British Colonial era buildings passing through the Mahabandoola Park. From here set off to Bogyoke Aung San Market, this sprawling over 80 years old market has the largest selection of Myanmar traditional handicrafts, cotton, silk, jewellery and all kind of souvenirs you will find under several roofs.
Drive to Kandawgyi Lake with spectacular photo opportunities of Karaweik Barge, the lake and the Shwedagon Pagoda. From here take a short visit to 70 metre-long Chaukhtetgyi Reclining Buddha for a great insight into Buddhism.
Visit to the 2,500 years old Shwedagon Pagoda, the highlight of any trip to Myanmar perhaps one of the most beautiful pagoda complex in Asia. Back to your hotel, free time
Day 3 : Yangon – Bagan ( B,L)
Morning : you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Bagan. On arrival, the tour guide will welcome you for full day sightseeing in Bagan. This deserted ancient city alongside the Irrawaddy River was once the capital of Myanmar from 11th to 13th centuries. Home to over 2,000 temples and pagodas, and by far its largest attraction, is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Asia and represents the spiritual heritage of ancient Burma.
Visit to colourful Nyaung U Market where every day the locals come to buy and sell fresh produce and other goods. From here you will visit the most famous pagoda in Bagan – the Shwezigone. The stupa is a graceful bell shape became the prototype for Myanmar’s pagodas. Today excursion also includes the significant sights of this ancient city such as Kyanzittha Umin with unique wall paintings of 13th century of Mongolian, Gu-Byauk-Gyi Temple that features amazingly fine frescos showing scenes of Buddha`s life. Explore the Htilo-Minlo Temple which is famous for its traces of old murals, original fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. Then visit the Ananda Temple, the highest building in Bagan.
After lunch the return to your hotel check in.
Afternoon visit to Dhammayangyi Pahto and Sulamuni Pahto. The former one is famous for its massive-walled temple and the later one is known for the last finest architecture of 12 century temple styles. End of the day enjoy sunset at Pyatthatgyi Paya or one atop of Bagan’s temple. back to your hotel , free time
Day 4 : Bagan – Popa – Bagan (B,L)
Drive to Popa mountain. A little oasis, Mount Popa is the home of the most powerful Nats (sacred spirits) and offers an entrancing view across the plains of upper Myanmar. 777 steep stairs lead up to high peak of its extinct volcanic vent (Taungkalat) with pagodas and small temples perched at the summit (the climb is optional!).
After visiting around Popa, you will head back to Bagan plain with beautiful sceneries. En route visit Shwe Hlaing Village, located just outside of Bagan – on the way to or from Mount Popa, this rural village makes its living by producing various items from the toddy palm trees. You will have some time to walk around the village and observe how to make Myanmar’s Candy and liquor at toddy climber’s hut. Back to the hotel, free time
Day 5 : Bagan – Mandalay ( B,L)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival at Mandalay airport Our tour guide will pick you up for full day sightseeing around the city.
Morning visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, one of the most revered Buddha Images in the country. This four meter high image is cast in bronze, but over the years it has been covered with a thick layer of gold leafs. continue to explore the traditional crafts workshops in the city such as marble carving, wood carving, tapestry embracement and gold leaf making.
Proceed to Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung; this “Golden Palace Monastery” is a fragile reminder of the old Mandalay Fort then you will visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, the 729 marble slabs surrounding this pagoda are inscribed with the entire Tripitaka, earning this pagoda the moniker of “the world’s biggest book”.
The rest of the day is to spend a few hours at Mandalay Hill to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and surroundings in the final hours of its sunset.
Day 6 : Ancient Cities – Amarapura, Ava, Sagaing (B,L)
Full day tour to the ancient capitals of Amarapura, Ava and Sagaing around Mandalay. First visit Mahagandayon Monastery in Amarapura, a typical place to witness over thousand monks attending the daily meal at the country’s largest monastery. Continue to visit a silk weaving workshop. Observe the fascinating weaving process of colourful silk by skilful weavers work on old looms in the traditional way.
Drive to Ava, the capital between the 14th and 18th centuries, where a short ferry ride will take visitors across the river to an awaiting horse and carriage.
After lunch , cross the bridge over the Irrawaddy River and continue to Sagaing. Covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hills is widely regarded as the religious centre of Myanmar and is home to 3,000 Monks and 100 Meditation Centres which forms the hilly landscape. Visit Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, Umin Thonezeh Pagoda and the 17th century old Kaung Hmu Daw Pagoda.
Drive back to Amarapura to enjoy sunset over the 200 year-old U Bein Bridge, the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Back to your hotel, free time.
Day 7 : Mandalay Departure (B)
Free time until transfer to the airport for your departure