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GPT0208

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Day 1 Yangon Arrival (AM Arrival)

Morning arrival at Yangon International Airport, warmly welcome by ourguide and transfer to your chosen hotel for check – in. The rest of themorning will be at leisure to relax.Begin your visit in the afternoon with the main highlight of Yangon’s city with the Sule Pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi and Kandawgyi Lake (Royal Lake)before enjoying sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, the ‘heart’ of BuddhistMyanmar. Return back to your hotel and overnight.

Day 2 Yangon – Bagan (by AM flight)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Yangon Airport for an early morningdomestic flight to Bagan. Arrive Nyaung U Airport and start your fantasticsightseeing with a visit to Nyaung Local Market, then to Shwezigon Pagoda a prototype of later Myanmar stupa, Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi Temple with fine mural paintings of Jatakascenes. Proceed to, Htilominlo Temple and Lacquer Ware Factorywhere can study traditional Myanmar lacquer ware making, after that transfer to Hotel for check-in. Afternoon sightseeing tour continues with to the Ananda Temple, anarchitectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross, Manuha Temple with gigantic Buddha images, Nanpaya, an Early-style temple with the finest stone carvings. Enjoy a magnificentsunset over one of the Bagan monuments. Return back to your hotel and overnight.

Day 3 Bagan – Mt.Popa – Bagan

After breakfast at the hotel, will visit Mount Popa which is about 50miles (80km) southeast of Bagan. On the way we will do short stop tostudy Toddy farmer’s life like collecting toddy wine, palmsugar (Jaggery) making and grinding cooking oil. Then drive to Mt.Popaan extinct volcano, which is the abode of Nats (Spirits). On top of themountain, there are monasteries, pagodas and shrines in different style. Return back to Bagan. In the evening, visit to Payathonzu(the name literally means Three Stupas), Lemyethna Temple, topped by and Indian-style spire. Enjoy sunset at Pyathadar Temple, is a double-cave type monument. Drive back to hotel and overnight.

Day 4 Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura (by AM flight)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Nyaung Oo Airport morning domestic flight to Mandalay. Arrive Tada-Oo International Airportand start your sightseeing tour with a visit to an ancient city of Amarapura, U-Bein Bridge, which is 1.2km long teak bridge overtheTaungThaman Lake. Then visit to Mahagandayon Monastery, known as the biggest Buddhist learning Centre in Mandalay to learn the daily life of monks, afterward the Silk Weaving workshops, Gold foil making cottage and MahamuniPagoda. Then check in to your hotel. In the afternoon sightseeing begins with Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the World’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures. Continues to the Mandalay Hill, a vantage point for a panoramic viewof the city and a spectacular sunset view.

Day 5 Mandalay –Mingun

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the jetty and enjoy boat trip(approx 45 minutes) to Mingun. Visit to the Settawya pagoda, unfinished Mingun pagoda and walk to the huge Mingun Bell (90tons)the largest hung uncracked bell in the world. Then continue to Hsinbyume Pagoda (Also known as Myatheindan Pagoda), Pagodawith seven concentric terraces at the base. Then onwards by boatreturn back to Mandalay.In the afternoon, visit to the Zecho market and some Myanmar handicraft places then free at leisure. And overnight at hotel.

Day 6 Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Inle (by AM flight)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Tada-Oo International airport for morning domestic flight to Heho. From airport drive to the small quiet town Pindaya, 48 km north of Kalaw, to visit Pindaya Lake and Pindaya cave, well-known for its countlessBuddha images more than 8000 images. Enjoy also the great scenicbeauty of the countryside along the road to Pindaya through picturesque landscapes. Visit bamboo- umbrella and Shan papermaking from mulberry tree workshop as well. Then drive back to the Nyaung Shwe which is the gateway of Inle Lake and transfer toyour hotel and overnight.

Day 7 Inle

After breakfast at the hotel, explore the beauty of Inle Lake by private boat and start to visit 5 day Market, which is being held atone of village to study local products with colorful tribes. On theway , you will see the local people leg-rowers, the boat fishing canoesusing special methods for fishing and collecting seaweed, lake bedmudetc to make floating gardens. Afterward visit to the Nampan Village where locals handmade black smith, Cheroot making factory, Boat making carpentry workshop and the silk weaving village of Inn Paw Khone. In the afternoon, the tour will continues to the most famous Paungdaw Oo Pagoda which had five sacred images of Buddhacovered with gold leaf, Nga Phe Kyaung, wooden monastery which had lots of old early Shan styleBuddha Images. On the way back to hotel will pass through some floating gardens and villages. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8 Heho – Yangon (by AM flight)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Heho Airport for a morningdomestic flight to Yangon. Arrive Yangon International Airport and transfer to your chosen hotel for check – in. Begin your visit in the afternoon with Bogyoke (Scott) Market; it has the largest selection of Myanmar handicrafts then visit to Botathaung Pagoda close to the Yangon Wharves. Before back to hotel visit toChina Town area where can find lots of gold shops and food stallswhere local people enjoy their evening.

Day 9 Yangon Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, free leisure until transfer to Yangon International Airport.