For travelers unsure about committing themselves to a longer expedition cruise on a Pandaw this is the perfect tour in which to see the best Myanmar has to offer. Highlights are of course Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay with a very restful and relaxing two night cruise in the middle. Hotels and services are of a high level and this tour is suitable for all travelers.
Day 1: Arrival Yangon. Arrive at Yangon International Airport by morning flight. Meet and transfer to hotel. Lunch at a restaurant. After lunch, begin sightseeing visit to colorful downtown Yangon, Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda - a colossal reclining Buddha Image, a scenic photo stop on beautiful Kandawgyi Lake and the Shwedagon Pagoda - 2500 years old the world famous golden stupa. Dinner at a restaurant and overnight at hotel in Yangon. Includes: (L), (D).
Day 2: Yangon - Bagan. Transfer to Airport. Fly to Bagan by morning flight, a royal capital of the first Myanmar Empire, one of the most wondrous archaeological sites in Asia. Whole day sightseeing of Bagan include Nyaung Oo market, Shwezigon Stupa - the prototype of later Myanmar Stupa, Htilominlo Temple - the largest temple of Bagan, Ananda Temple - 11 AD of most beautiful Architect Temple, Thatbyinnyu Temple - the highest temple of Bagan. Then visit to Lacquerware factory, Dhamayan Gyi Temple - the most massive Temple in 12 AD, Myinkabar village and Manuha Temple, Nanphaya Temple - beautiful Stone Curving and Gu Byauk Gyi Temple - 12 AD mural painting. Sunset at Shwesandaw Pagoda. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Bagan. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Bagan - RV Pandaw. After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to jeety to embark RV Pandaw and Afternoon departure at 12:00 pm from Bagan. Overnight at RV Pandaw. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: RV Pandaw. After breakfast, visit to Theingone Village in the morning and Yandaboo village in the afternoon. Overnight at RV Pandaw. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: RV Pandaw - Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay Shwe Kyet Yet Jetty at 10:00 am. Our guide will pick up and visit to Mahamuni Image - a bronze Buddha image casted during the lifetime of Buddha himself, Gold leaf beating workshop and Handicraft place. Lunch at a restaurant. After lunch, transfer to hotel for check in. After check inn, Mandalay sightseeing include: Shwenandaw Monastery - noted for its exquisite wood carvings, Kuthodaw Pagoda - known as the world's Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures and Sunset at Mandalay Hill. Dinner at a restaurant and overnight at hotel in Mandalay. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Mandalay - Yangon. After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for departure to Yangon by flight. Arrive at Yangon airport and transfer to hotel. Sightseeing Yangon city including visit to Sule Pagoda - the heart of the Yangon City surrounded by various colonial style building. Lunch at a restaurant. After lunch, we will proceed to National Museum - which is filled with cultural exhibits from Myanmar's colorful past, Scott Market: souvenir shopping center. Lastly, visit to Botataung Pagoda - the land mark of Yangon's river - front. Dinner at a restaurant and overnight at hotel in Yangon. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Yangon departure. After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure. Includes: (B).
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