Yangon – Inle Lake – Pindaya – Mandalay – Maymyo- Bagan – Pandaw Cruise

All the major destinations and featuring a cruise on the fabled Ayerwaddy River on board the elegant colonial steamer replica RV Pandaw

Day 1 | Yangon arrival (based on morning flight)

Transfer to the hotel and begin our sightseeing including colorful downtown Yangon, Chaukhtatkyi, a colossal reclining Buddha; a scenic photo stop on beautiful Kandawgyi Lake and the Shwedagon Pagoda, arguably the world’s most impressive golden stupa. Overnight Yangon

9 day Myanmar tour of Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle LakeDay 2 | Yangon – Heho (flight), Inle Lake

Transfer to Inle Lake and begin sightseeing of this magical lake by private boat. Highlights include the boatmen with their unique ‘one-legged’ rowing style, the floating gardens, the ‘jumping cats’ monastery and more.

Day 3 | Inle Lake

Continue Inle Lake sightseeing today with a memorable visit to Indein village with its idyllic 16th century pagodas. We can also visit a local silk weaving ‘factory’ which sits on stilts on the lake. Afternoon drive to Pindaya. Overnight Pindaya

Day 4 | Pindaya, Heho – Mandalay (flight)

Morning visit to Pindaya caves, which contain more than 8,000 Buddha images. Sightseeing at the caves and then drive to Heho airport for afternoon flight to Mandalay. Overnight Mandalay

Day 5 | Mingun excursion & Mandalay sightseeing

Morning transfer to Mandalay jetty for a short and pleasant ride upriver to the massive ruins of the unfinished Mingun pagoda. Nearby we can also visit the Mingun Bell and Mingun village. Return to Mandalay and sightseeing includes Mahamuni Pagoda, gold leaf hammering, Shwe Inbin Monastery, and Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings. Overnight Mandalay

Day 6 | Amarapura & Inwa

Sightseeing today includes visits to the former royal capitals of Amarapura and Inwa. At Amarapura visit U Bein’s bridge, the world’s longest teakwood bridge and then at Inwa travel by pony cart down tree lined paths to visit old palace walls, wooden monasteries and the ‘leaning tower of Ava’. Overnight Mandalay

Day 7 | Mandalay – Maymyo (car)

Afternoon drive to the former British Hill Station of Maymyo and enjoy the cool temperatures and scenery. Sightseeing includes elegant old colonial houses, and the beautiful 237 acre botanical garden. There are many horse drawn carriages to enliven the scenery. Overnight Maymyo.

Day 8 | Mandalay – Bagan

Embark the colonial style 1947 Pandaw river boat and morning departure for Bagan. Overnight Pandaw ship.

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