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Myanmar in Style

Day 1 / Yangon Arrival

The former capital Yangon remains Myanmar largest city and continues to be the country’s the most important commercial hub and gateway for most of its international visitors. Its colonial background and religious legacy make it one of the most mesmerizing places in all of Southeast Asia. This evening you will be taken to Le Planteur, Yangon’s landmark restaurant, for an outstanding dinner. Located in a lush tropical garden close to Inya Lake.

Day 2 / Yangon

The day will start with a private fascinating walking tour to learn more about Yangon’s architecture and history.In the afternoon you will visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which is home to a 72 meter long reclining Buddha statue that features detailed carvings on his feet. Afterwards, you continue through town in order to make a quick stop by the Royal Lake located in Kandawgyi Park. Late this afternoon travel to the famed Shwedagon Pagoda whose 100-meter golden chedi is a symbol of Myanmar.

Day 3 / Yangon- Bagan

Discover the best of Bagan today! Not simply a chance to see the splendid Bagan temples, this excursion also introduces you to the Burmese culture and allows you to see traditional craftsmen at work.In the afternoon you will journey on by horse cart for an excursion that passes Thatbyinnyu, the tallest temple in Bagan and the gigantic Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. Take pleasure in an extraordinary sunset from an elevated location amid the temple plains to see the sun’s last light cast its colours over the fields and pagodas of Bagan.

Day 4 /Bagan

You will start the day by visiting the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market, where the locals come to trade fresh produce and other goods daily. In the afternoon you will continue for a visit to a Buddhist monastery school. Buddhism is a religion full of mystery, history and spirituality that may be difficult to understand; the Buddhist discipline requires patience and practice.Optional,hot air balloon ride over Bagan, observe one-of-a-kind views when the sun begins to rise over the Irrawaddy River and various stupas in the region.

Day 5 / Bagan-Mandalay

A short flight takes you to Mandalay!  Your orientation tour of Mandalay will kick off with a walk up to Mandalay Hill, rising 240 meter above the city. At the top the reward is a full panoramic view, the hazy blue outline of the Shan Hills to the east, the Mandalay Palace.Your Mandalay guided tour continues with a visit to the Mahamuni Pagoda. As the day is coming to an end, you will drive to Amarapura, Myanmar’s penultimate royal capital. As the sun sets on the city of Amarapura, you will enjoy this special atmosphere on the legendary U Bein Bridge.

Day 6 / Mandalay-Sagainy-Mandalay

Cross the Irrawaddy River in to Sagaing. With 600 ivory colored pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is generally seen as the spiritual hub of Myanmar.Return back to the eastern side of the river in the afternoon, making a stop in Kan Daw village en route. Here you will see a small village where all of the families produce longyis and other textiles.

Day 7 / Mandalay-Heho-Inle Lake

From Heho, you will experience a lovely scenic one-hour drive  which leads to Nyaung Shwe, gateway village to Inle Lake. You will board a private motorboat and begin heading out onto Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular and breathtaking sights.

Day 8 /Inle Lake

Take a scenic walk through Thalae U, a typical lakeshore village, to enjoy the scenery and observe the traditional ways of life here.Today you will learn to recreate the delicious flavors of Inle with a local chef.A 1-hour boat ride down a small canal will take you to the Pa-Oh village of Indein, positioned on the western shores of Inle Lake.

Day 8 /Inle Lake-Heho-Yangon

After having the breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Yangon. In the afternoon you will visit to the bustling Bogyoke Market, better known under the name of “Scott Market” to stroll through the stalls filled with handicrafts and do your last minute shopping.

Day 9/Departure

Unfortunately, it is already time to say goodbye to one of the most impressive and enchanting countries in the world.Transfer to Yangon International Airport.

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