Day 1: Yangon. Welcome by our tour guide and Yangon sightseeing includes faded colonial down town and world famous Shwedagon Pagoda, the most venerable of all places of worship in South East Asia.
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan. Explore this ancient capital with immense collections of archeology treasure. Nothing in Southeast Asia comes close to the enormity and heritage that brings back the living reality of the sovereignty of Myanmar. With existing over 2000 stupas and pagodas sprawling along the bank of Ayeyarwaddy river.
Day 3: Bagan – Mandalay. Myanmar has enormous significance to the people of Myanmar since it was the capital of their last Monarchy and has long been known as a center of skilled craftsmanship supplied to the royal courts in former times. Sightseeing includes the wooden bridge, ancient teak palace, the life like Buddha image and some of the crafts working places.
Day 4: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan. A day trip to Mt. Popa is the highlight for our today's excursion. This 1518 meter solitary peak is home of Myanmar's most powerful "NATS" - a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honored by some Myanmar people. The one-hour (777 steps) climb to the summit gives you the impressive view.
Day 5: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay. Depart Mandalay on a private boat along the Ayeyarwaddy River to visit Mingun, a village on the west bank of the river. This 45 minute memorable journey gives visitors a fascinating experience. This Pagoda might now have been the World's Largest Pagoda. Unfortunately, the patron died before the construction was completed.
Day 6: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya by flight & car. After arriving Heho airport, head out to Pindaya about 90 km Pindaya is the site of the historic thousand Buddha image caves. We can make an excursion to the caves and spend the balance of the day exploring the district.
Day 7: Pindaya – Inle Lake. Today, we have a leisurely drive to Inle Lake basin and introductory boat excursion at Inle Lake.
Day 8: Inle Lake boat excursions. One of the most picturesque spots in Southeast Asia, Inle Lake and surrounding region is an outstanding alternative to the historical sites of Bagan and Mandalay. Surrounded by hazy Blue Mountains, this lovely lake is home to the Intha people, who constructed villages on stilts over the surface of the lake and farm floating islands created from mud and reed. The Intha are also known for their unique leg rowing. Although Inle Lake and the leg-rowers are the most famous attraction in the region, there's more.
Day 9: Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon. Head back to airport at Heho and fly back to Yangon. In the afternoon, visit Bogyoke market browsing among the stalls for souvenirs shopping.
Day 10: Yangon departure. Let's conclude our tour in this golden land by waving hands saying good bye!
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