Get a fascinate glimpse of 'The Great City of Myanmar' which could be seemed like take you back to Olden Day. Your nature trip will experience you to historical sites, museum, local life style, natural and cultural. Imagine your journey beyond timeless for many centuries.
Day 1: Arrival - Yangon. On arrival at Mingaladon airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon has been the capital city only since 1885 although some settlements in this site date back about 2,500 years. This colorful metropolis features an intriguing mix of the scenes from a bygone era and the modern tempo of bustling streets punctuated by serene temples and impressive colonial edifices. After checking into hotel, we start our city tour, seeing the old colonial styled city center, the gilled Sule Pagoda and the impressive Karaweik Hall on the Royal Lake. We follow these with a visit to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, which dominates the skyline of city. This masterpiece houses an intricate complex of smaller pagodas and Buddha images. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon - Bagan. An early morning transfer to airport for a short flight to Bagan which boasts one of the most impressive archaeological wonders of Asia. This enchanting town flourished from the 11th till 13th century when religious fervors launched a 200 year building of thousands huge stupas and temples, many of which are still standing today on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. We visit the vibrant market of Nyaung U before we take a short drive to the archaeological zone. The sightseeing tour enables us to explore many magnificent structures including Shwezigon, Gubyaukgyi, Htilominlo, Ananda, Thatbyinnyu, Sulamani, Dhammyangyi. These temples and pagodas bear statement to a glorious past. The perfect way to round off the day is watching the spectacular sunset from the upper terrace of Myaukguni Temple. Overnight in Bagan. Includes: (B)
Day 3: Bagan – Mandalay - Amarapura. The great cultural city of Mandalay was a former capital of Burma; however many outlaying towns could lay claim to the same title at some stages in the past. After a short flight, we arrive in Mandalay and drive straight to one of these ancient cities, Amarapura. The spectacular teak bridge of U Bein and the famous Mahaganda Monastery are a highlight of our visit to Amarapura. We then transfer back to Mandalay. Here is plenty to see, some of which are the Mahamuni Pagoda, the fabulous Kuthodaw Pagoda often called “the world's largest book“ and the wooden monastery of Shwenandaw Kyaung. This structure is still standing over centuries, despite all vicissitudes of the city. We include these sights in a half day city tour which also gives us a chance to climb Mandalay hill for a beautiful sunset view of the surrounding areas. Overnight in Mandalay. Includes: (B)
Day 4: Mandalay – Minggun – Sagaing - Yangon. Heading out of the town, we transfer to the jetty for a boat trip on the mighty Irrawaddy River. The lively waterfront with working buffaloes offers a spectacular backdrop as we cruise upriver towards Mingun, home to the unfinished huge pagoda, the world’s largest bell and the beautiful white Hsinbyume Pagoda. After exploring this site we continue our boat trip down the river via the Ava Bridge to Sagaing Hill. This ancient city is covered in 600 white painted pagodas and monasteries, and is therefore considered as the religious centre of Myanmar. Returning to Mandalay we also have time to visit some handicraft workshops until transferring to airport for a short flight back to the capital city. Overnight in Yangon. Includes: (B)
Day 5: Yangon - Departure. The sightseeing tour of today is all depending on your departure flight. If time permits, we visit the colossal reclining Buddha of Chaukhtatgyi in a quiet, open air pavilion and the National Museum which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Burmese culture. The reminder of the day is free for your own visit to Bogyoke Market, full of traditional art and craft work as well as souvenirs from all over the country. The trip ends after transfer to Mingaladon airport for departure. Includes: (B)
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