Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay
The capitol city of Yangon, the culture and ancient royal capitals of Mandalay, and the archaeological wonders of Bagan in a well paced tour
Day 1 | Yangon arrival (based on morning flight)
Transfer to the hotel and begin sightseeing of colorful downtown Yangon, including Chaukhtatkyi, a colossal reclining Buddha; a scenic photo stop on beautiful Kandawgyi lake and the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most impressive golden stupas. Overnight Yangon
Day 2 | Yangon – Bagan (flight)
Morning flight to Bagan. Highlights of our visit include many of Bagan’s distinctive pagodas and a local village. At sunset enjoy a panoramic view of the pagodas.
Day 3 | Bagan
At dusk, ascend by balloon over the plain for a stunning view of the temples below. After descending, continued sightseeing of Bagan’s primary and secondary pagodas and temples, also visiting the local Bagan market and seeing Bagan’s famous lacquerware being handcrafted.
Day 4 | Bagan – Mandalay (flight), Amarapura & Inwa sightseeing
Visit the former royal capital of Amarapura highlighted by a visit to U Bein bridge, the world’s longest teakwood structure. Then visit Inwa, another former royal capital, and travel by pony cart down tree lined paths to see old palace walls, wooden monasteries, and the ‘leaning tower of Ava’.
Day 5 | Mandalay sightseeing, Mandalay – Yangon (flight)
Sightseeing in Mandalay city, including the revered Mahamuni pagoda. Afternoon transfer to Mandalay airport for flight to Yangon. Overnight Yangon
Day 6 | Yangon
Last-minute sightseeing or at leisure until departure transfer.
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