Yangon – Inle Lake – Pindaya – Mandalay – Maymyo- Bagan – Pandaw Cruise
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
Day 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.
Ready to plan your trip to Myanmar? Fill out a short contact form by clicking below or calling us in San Francisco at (415) 680-3788