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Heart of Myanmar

Route  -   

Yangon - Mandalay - Bagan - Mt. Popa - Yangon

Duration  -   

7 Days 6 Nights

Price  -   

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Day 1) Yangon Arrival – Free Stay ( - / - / - )

Our trip start upon arrival you will be welcomed by our local guide and transferred to the hotel. And free stay at the hotel.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2) Yangon – Mandalay (By Flight) ( B / - / - )

After arrival at Mandalay international airport, you will drive to U Bein bridge, the longest teak bridge of the world in Amarapura. Take a walk on the bridge and feel the breeze of Taungthaman lake. Then continue to the one of the biggest monasteries with more than 1000 monks and see the ritual lunch of the monks. Then visit the Silk weaving workshop and you will see the most magnificent design, Lun Yar Kyaw Cheik which goes zigzag pattern and weave it with more than 100 bobbins for weft. And it takes one month to complete one longyi. Then keep going to Ava and take the pony and trap to explore Ava, the ancient capital. Here, visit Bagaya monastery which was the university of the Ava dynasty which is amazing teak monastery with the 267 giant teak pillars. Then proceed to Leaning tower of Ava which was the watch tower of royal palace. Then a visit to Ava will end with Maha Aung Myay Bon San, brick monastery. Then you will go back to the car and drive to Sagaing, the capital of Sagaing division and go up to the Sagaing Hill and visit Swan Oo Pone Nya Shin pagoda takes the overwhelming hilltop. You will enjoy the panorama. Then back to the hotel in Mandalay.

Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 3) Mingun – Mandalay ( B / - / - )

After breakfast, go to the Mayangyan jetty and take a private boat to Mingun village crossing the Ayerweddy River. Although Mina gun had never been as a capital, it is well known because of its Mingun Paya and Mingun Bell and Mya Thein Tan Pagoda. Mingun Paya is unfinished stupa due to the mysterious believes of its donor. Afterwards keep going to the Mingun Bell weighing about 90 metric tons which is believed to be biggest rigging bell of the world. Then proceed to the Myathein Tan aka Sinbyume, alabaster stupa which represents to the Sulamani Stupa of Mt. Meru according to the Buddhist cosmology. After that, go back to the boat and back to Mandalay. Afternoon will begin with the Mahamuni Temple, the bronze Buddha statue with the more than 200 kilos of the gold on the statue. And visit the handicraft workshops such as wood carving, tapestries, marionette and gold leave beating. Then to the Golden Palace monastery which is the original remain of the Mandalay royal palace. And keep visiting the Kuthodaw pagoda which is renowned as the world’s biggest book because of its 729 stone slabs. And end the day with the sunset from the top of Mandalay Hill.

Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 4) Mandalay – Bagan ( B / - / - )

After breakfast, drive to Bagan. Then, commence your great exploration of Bagan archaeological zone by visiting Shwezigon pagoda, prototype of 11th century built by the King Anawrahta who was the founder of the first Myanmar Emperor, a must for everyone visiting Bagan. Afterwards go to Wat Gyi Inn Gu Byauk Gyi temple which is the copy of Mahabawdhi Temple from India and see the most impressive mural painting. And keep visiting Htilominlo Temple where you can learn about the brick laying system of Bagan dynasty. Then visit Arnanda Temple the finest architecture with four standing Buddha images. And lacquer ware workshop Mya Thit Sar, of course it is the typical product of Bagan and see how the people make the lacquer wares. And the day will end with the sunset and enjoy bird’s eye view of Bagan from Shwesandaw stupa.

Overnight in Bagan.

Day 5) Bagan – Mt. Popa - Bagan ( B / - / - )

After breakfast, drive to Mt. Popa(approx) one and a half hour, the dormant volcano and the oasis of tropical zone. Also Popa is the abode of Myanmar Nats, the Spirits worshipped by some weak Buddhists. No wonder that the poor mind may seek the shelter under which one can feel certain of high-yield harvest, safe life. The name Popa represents the abundance of flowers and you can see seasonal flowers and fruits once you enter the small town at the foot of the extinct volcano. Visit central Nat Shrine at the foothill of Mt. Popa. Going up 777 steps is optional but the view from the top makes tired-feet quite relaxing. Mount Popa houses not only Nats but also Asian monkeys along its steps uphill. Then back to Bagan and on the way, you may stop at a palm tree collection workshop to see the ways of living of AnyarThar people. And visit the historic village Minnanthu village and see the ways of life of the people and make conversation with the villagers. And end the day with the lacquer ware workshop as it is the typical product of Bagan.

Overnight in Bagan.

Day 6) Bagan – Yangon (By Flight) ( B / - / - )

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Heho airport to go to Yangon and after arriving visit the downtown Area with the Old City Hall and take a stroll along Colonial Buildings ending at the old Strand Hotel. In the afternoon visit Kandawgyi Park to take a stroll in the relaxation zone, Chaukhtetgyi Reclining Buddha image which is the biggest one in Yangon, and then drive to the most significant pagoda, Shwedagon, which the global scholars describe as One of Wonders in The World. Shwedagon plays very important role in the Old Burmese History not only standing as the holiest structure for the Buddhist all over the world. Afterwards, check in the hotel.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 7) International Departure ( B / - / - )

Today you will be transferred to the International airport and fly back home with memorable Myanmar Culture.

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