Welcome to Myanmar. On arrival our driver and experienced guide will help you with your luggage and you will be transferred to your hotel. After that, our journey begins where faded colonial buildings stand next to glittering temples and a short walk turns into an eye-opening discovery of the country’s history and diverse cultures. Our first stop is the Ngahtatgyi Buddha Temple, where a distinct five-tiered pagoda houses the original 20.5 feet high Buddha image which was donated by Prince Minyedeippa in 1558, next is Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, the sheer size and presence of the Chaukhautree’s 230ft (70m) long reclining Buddha is breathtaking. Following this you will enjoy a stroll in Kandawgyi Park, where also known as Royal Lake, is a beautiful artificial lake built by the British as a reservoir. Onwards to lunch at a local restaurant to enjoy some typical Myanmar food. After this we will head towards Sule pagoda the geographical and commercial heart of the city, around this area you can also enjoy the colonial architecture of City Hall and the Independence Monument. Then we visit the unforgettable Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar to view the sunset, after which you will return to your hotel to reflect on your fascinating journey. Overnight stay in Yangon.
Today morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and you will be transferred to airport to take the domestic flight to Bagan (Flight included). At Bagan, check-in at the hotel and the most extensive archaeological site in Asia, where you will spend the day exploring a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples. Our first visit Shwezigon Pagoda, the graceful bell-shape of this pagoda became a prototype for virtually all later pagodas all over Myanmar. We will enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Then visit Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, the 13th-century's cave temple in Indian style. Ananda Patho: one of the finest, best preserved and most revered of the Bagan temples. After lunch we will enjoy Manuha Temple: It was built in 1059 by King Manuha, the King of Thaton, who was brought captive to Bagan by King Anawrahta. In the late afternoon, enjoy a horse carriage ride passing temples and watch the sunset near one of the pagodas. Overnight stay in Bagan.
After breakfast we will keep on exploring Bagan, we will head towards Myinkaba Village. Here, the techniques used for many generations remain in the present with the painstaking process of lacquer ware making and decoration.Close to the village we visit another two remarkable temples in the history of Bagan. Sulamani Pahto: its brickwork throughout is considered some of the best in Bagan and Dhammayangyi Pahto: it is said that king Narathu built the temple to redeem his sins: he smothered his father and brother to dead and executed one of his wife’s (for practicing Hindu rituals). After having lunch in a local restaurant, we will visit Minnanthu village, where we will learn about local people daily activities and customs. We will end up the day enjoying a boat outing in the Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight stay in Bagan.
In the morning, you will have your breakfast at the hotel and we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Mandalay. Upon your arrival, you will start your visit to Mandalay, your first visit will be Mandalay palace. We will continue onto Shwenandaw monastery, of great interest as a fine example of traditional Burmese wooden monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to 729 marble stone slabs inscribed with Buddhist scripture, which have earned the title of the world’s biggest book, before leaving the area we will go Atumashi Kyaung. Lunch in a local restaurant (not included). After lunch, we will discover Mahamuni Paya, whose Buddha image is one of the countries most revered. We visit some of the artisan workshop’s Mandalay is well known for, we will observe skill craftsmen at work producing wood carvings, gold-leaves, tapestries, where techniques remain unchanged from centuries ago. This evening, enjoy a commanding overview of the city from the Mandalay Hill, where you can see an impressive overview of the city and reflect on your day of discovery. After watching beautiful sunset, we will go back to the hotel and take your free time. Overnight stay in Mandalay.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy your free time. The check-out time is 12:00 PM. Then, we will transfer to the airport for your onward flight or back home.