|Duration||: 5 Days/ 4 Nights|
|Destination||: Yangon - Mandalay - Mt’ Popa - Bagan - Yangon|
|Tour Code||: MHT-012|
Day 1: Yangon
Upon morning arrival in YANGON International Airport, you will be welcomed by your Mai Hsoong tour guide and transferred to your hotel for check in. City tour began with the through Yangon’s colonial-style city center. Visit to the SULE PAGODA, dating back over 2,000 years ago. Lunch at local Restaurant with your own account. After lunch, the magnificent reclining Buddha at CHAUK HTAT GYI, and after a photo stop at the KARAWEIK HALL, a ‘hamsa-bird-shaped’ floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake. Visit to the KABA AYE (WORLD PEACE) PAGODA and the MAHAPASANA CAVE, built for memorial of the 1954-56 the sixth Buddhist synod took place. Complete your YANGON impressions with an extended visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments, the SHWEDAGON PAGODA. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day - 2 Yangon - Mandalay
After breakfast, transfer to YANGON airport or domestic Flight to MANDALAY. Upon arrival in Mandalay transfer to hotel for check in. Mandalay tour tart with the most venerated Buddha images of all in the Buddhist world known as MAHAMUNI or PAYAGI, which means “Great Sage”. Your exploration of the uilds will begin with that of the stone carvers, where ou will witness the stone-carvers carving out of marbles ll sorts of statues. Moving on by bus you will observe another mindboggling process of gold-leaf making employing the same methods as their forefathers did centuries ago pounding the 24-carret gold with heavy hammers for hours until the gold becomes incredibly thin foils ready to be offered to innumerable Buddha’s and pagodas in the country.
After lunch continue to GOLDEN PALACE MONESTRY noted for its fabulously ornate wood-carvings adorning the whole of the monastery inside and outside, and a short walk from there will take us past another imposing monastery to KUTHODAW PAGODA nick-named the biggest book of the world referring to 729 pages of marble slabs. After the usual ambulatory round of its central stupa, you will leave to go up the MANDALAY HILL for its famous sunset and its unrivaled panoramic views of the city at its base. Dinner and overnight at hotel in MANDALAY.
Day - 3 Mandalay - Mt’Popa - Bagan
After early breakfast, a 255 km drive (6 ½ hours) by road to MOUNT POPA on the way you will enjoy the landscape of agricultural. After lunch at a local restaurant en-route, the journey continues to MT’ POPA, an extinct volcano with spectacular views. Mt’ Popa is a popular destination and local people travel here from far away to worship various animist spirits known as “nats”. 777 steps lead up to the shrine placed on top of the steep Popa peak. After a scenic drive (around 50 km, 1 ½ hours) and a stop at one of the local villages arrive to BAGAN in time to watch the sunset from a top of the temple over the famous AYEYARWADDY RIVER and the panoramic views of pagodas and temples. Dinner and overnight at Bagan.
Day - 4 Bagan
The sightseeing tour ancient city beginning with the colorful local market at Nyaung U to observed the local life’s and colors. Then continue to visit most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan start with glittering SHWEZIGON PAGODA, was built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine next Bu Lei Thee Pagoda, noted for its panoramic view of the area’s numerous monuments and visit Gubyaukgyi(Myinkabar), built in 1113 by King Kyanzittha’s son, Rajakumar, and famous for its well-preserved stuccos on the outside walls and magnificent murals on the walls inside under the protection of UNESCO. A unique in style décor sandstone monument said that have been the palace of King Manuha. who had his own temple erected nearby, known as Manuha temple.
After lunch, visit the manufacturing Myanmar most treasured handicrafts and visit a lacquer ware raftsmen’s workshop nearby MYINKABA village. Follow by the ANDANDA TEMPLE, noted for its perfect architectural plan, myriads of sculptures in niches round the walls inside as well as four gigantic standing Buddha images. After a good tour of this fascinating emple Complete the day by watching sunset over he beautiful Ayeyarwaddy river from the temple top. Dinner and overnight at Bagan.
Day - 5 Bagan-Yangon
After breakfast transfer to Bagan Airport and fly back to YANGON. Upon arrive to Yangon Airport stroll through the BOGYOKE (SCOTTS) MARKET with hundreds of food, Local clothes, handicrafts and gems stores.(closed on Public Holidays and Mondays).Car and guide at disposal until international flight departure.
NOTES : Itinerary is subject to changes depending on flights, road conditions and availability of rooms. A supplement for changes might apply.