Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay

A Myanmar tour to combine with a Thailand trip. This Myanmar program starts with the border crossing at Tachilek

Day 1 | Tachilek border crossing, and flight to Heho

Cross from Thailand into Myanmar at the town of Tachilek and after immigration processing transfer to airport for flight to Heho. Arrive at Heho, transfer to Inle Lake and check in to the hotel.

Day 2 | Inle Lake

Transfer to a hotel at Inle Lake and begin sightseeing by long tailed boat of this magical and unique area. Highlights include the boatmen with their ‘one-legged’ rowing style, the floating gardens, and 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.

Inle Lake stilt house

Day 3 | Inle Lake, Heho – Mandalay

Morning sightseeing on the lake and afternoon transfer to Heho airport for flight to Mandalay. Transfer to hotel. Overnight Mandalay

Day 4 | Mandalay

In the morning travel upriver by private boat to the massive ruins of the Mingun pagoda. Also visit Mingun village and the Mingun Bell, the largest hanging uncracked bell in the world. Return to Mandalay and sightseeing includes Mahamuni Pagoda, gold leaf hammering, and Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings. Overnight Mandalay

Day 5 | Mandalay – Bagan

Take a ride on the local ferry (private reserved seats) and enjoy a leisurely day traveling down the legendary Ayerwaddy River. Arrive in Bagan in time for evening sightseeing and enjoy the sunset view from one of the pagodas.

Day 6 | Bagan

After breakfast continue sightseeing of one of Asia’s premier archaeological sites. Highlights of our visit include Bagan’s distinctive pagodas, the colorful local market, and a visit to a local village.

Day 7 | Bagan – Yangon

Fly to Yangon by morning flight and Yangon sightseeing including Botahtaung Pagoda and the sprawling 79 year old Scott market with its large collection of local handicrafts and other items. Overnight Yangon

Day 8 | Yangon

At leisure until departure transfer

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