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Glimpse of Glorious Myanmar

Tour Code: GGM5DYBMI

5-Day 4-Night Hopping On the Classic Route
Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay-Inle Lake

Itinerary Overview

Day Itinerary Transportation
1 Yangon – arrival in the morning and sightseeing Car
2 Yangon – fly to Bagan and sightseeing Car/ Flight
3 Bagan – fly to Mandalay and tour of Amarapura and Mandalay Car/ Flight
4 Mandalay – fly to Heho and tour on Inle Lake by private boat Car/ Flight / Boat
5 Inle Lake –fly back to Yangon in the morning and departure in the late afternoon (or) visit 5-day market in Inle Lake before returning to Yangon in the afternoon and direct departure out Car/ Flight / Boat

Detailed Program

Day Description
1 Arrival Yangon in the morning & sightseeing
Arrival Yangon in the morning welcomed by your guide from Santa Maria Tours and led to your hotel. Sightseeing in Yangon will be commenced after a brief rest at the hotel. You’ll be taken to the downtown sections to see the colonial buildings; the 'Botataung Hair Relic Pagoda' on the bank of Yangon River; the Sule Pagoda located at the heart of the city & the City Hall; and the Chauk-htat-gyi colossal reclining Buddha Image. In the afternoon, visit will be made to the World Famous Shwedagon Pagoda until sunset.
2 Yangon – fly to Bagan by early morning flight and sightseeing
Leave hotel early in the morning for airport around 5:00am and fly to Bagan, a world heritage archaeological site, by one private airline. After check-in to the hotel, a full day tour to the some of mysterious and magnificent stupas and temples of a bygone era of between 11th & 13th centuries selected out from over 2217 of them as well as local market and traditional 'Lacquer ware' workshop. Of course, you will have time to watch the stunning scenery of the breathtakingly impressive Bagan's sunset over the legendary Ayeyarwaddy River as an aesthetic joy while in Bagan.

Bagan – flight to Mandalay and full day tour of Amarapura and Mandalay
Have breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Nyaung U airport at about 7:15am. Then, 25 minutes flight to Mandalay and check-in to the hotel. If time permissible, visit to a typical Burmese village on the way to Amarapura. The highlights of Amarapura will be included of centuries old the world longest U Bein bridge built by the teak wood; Mahagandayon Monastery with over 1000 Buddhist monks; and Mahamuni temple, the most important religious site of all upper Myanmar. In the afternoon, continue to see the intricate wood-carved Golden Palace monastery: the world biggest stone books: the huge Kyaukdawgyi Marble image carved-out from a single block of stone: take a glance into King Mindon's Myanansankyaw Palace site of Kaunbaung dynasty: if there’s time, optional visit can be made to the upper Myanmar trade center Zaycho Market. Wind up the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill pagoda where you can have the panoramic view to the city, palace & surrounding area atop from it.

4 Mandalay – morning flight to Heho and full day Inle Lake sightseeing
Have breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Mandalay airport at about 7:00am. Then, 25minutes flight to Heho by one private airline, and then transfer to the canal pier in Nyaungshwe, the gateway Town of Inle Lake. Full day tour on the outrageously beautiful lake by private boat to see the Jumping Cats (Nga Phe Kyaung) monastery, region’s most revered Paundaung Pagoda, traditional silk weaving looms at Inn Paw Khon village, the silversmith village, and the impressive ruins of Inn Dein village. While on the boat tour, you will also observe the unique lifestyle of Inn Thar people… the leg rowers, floating gardens, fishermen with strange fishing gears etc. Hotels can be chosen from the ones on the lake or on the land in the town Nyaungswe depending on your taste.
5 Inle Lake – morning flight back to Yangon and departure in the evening
After having breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Heho airport for approx. one hour drive and fly back to Yangon. Visitors can make a choice whether taking an afternoon flight back to Yangon to visit a colorful 5-day market in the morning to see the tribes from the hill come to exchange their goods with the Inn Thars, that is as admirable in its kind as visiting Bo Gyoke Aung San (Scott) market in Yangon (or) take a morning flight back to Yangon and explore Yangon’s largest Scott or Bogyoke Aung San Market, popular art galleries, and some minor religious highlights before transfer to the Yangon International Airport for international departure.

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