Myanmar is a country steeped in ancient cultures and deep Buddhist belief. This tour will take you to some of the places that best represent that wonderful and unique mix, as well as some scenic highlights, including the thousands of temples on the plains of Bagan; the ancient capitals that surround Mandalay; and the beautiful Inle Lake, high in the Shan hills.
Deluxe Hotel Supplement:
US$53 per day
Fly up to Bagan and begin the day exploring the Ananda temple, dating from the 12th century and famed for its gilded sikhara tower at its peak; choose from bicycle, car or horse and cart to explore the temples. Later in the day, climb the Gawdawpalin or Bupaya pagodas for perfect sunset panorama views of the temples and plain – and in the evening, enjoy some Myanmar wine over dinner by the pagodas.
Fly to Mandalay and visit the last royal palace of the Konbaung dynasty, recalling the days of Thibaw and his queen, Supayalat, before they were expelled to India by the British. Just to the south of Mandalay, take a stroll down the longest teak bridge in the world, the iconic U Bein Bridge in Amarapura. The town of Amarapura is full of textiles stores and small metal works factories, where you can watch master craftsmen cast Buddha statues in bronze or visit a weaving factory to see how fabrics are made.
Conclude the day by taking in the sunset over the lake, casting sillhouettes of communters on the lanky U Bein Bridge. Transfer to the hotel, overnight in Mandalay.
Start the day by heading south of the city to Inwa. Traverse the quiet meandering roads that once made up a powerful kingdom’s capital city by traditional horse and cart. Across the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay, the Mingun Bell is reputed to be the heaviest and largest working bell in the world. If you’ve worked up a hunger wandering around Mingun and its massive unfinished stupa, reward yourself by purchasing some freshly steamed corn on one of the many roadside stalls – it’ll be the sweetest you’ve tried. Overnight in Mandalay.
After breakfast, visit the ancient lakeside stupas at Indein and see handicrafts in Nampan village. If the time is right, see the floating markets that are a photographer’s dream. Finish up your day with sunset wine tasting at the spectacular Red Mountain Estate vineyard and then dinner on the lakeshore.
If you go for the superior hotel option for this tour, a boat will take you to your hotel on the lake (standard hotels are in Nyaung Shwe).
|Standard hotels for above program||Deluxe hotels for above program|
|Yangon - Clover Hotel||Yangon - Chatrium Hotel|
|Bagan - Floral Breeze Hotel||Bagan - Bagan Lodge|
|Mandalay - Hotel Rama||Mandalay - Mandalay Hill Resort|
|Inle Lake (Nyaung Shwe) - Hupin Hotel||Inle Lake - Amata Garden Resort|
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The above itinerary is indicative and some details may change according to conditions and availability; you will always be informed of such changes.
There may be changes to estimated prices depending on air fuel cost, domestic airfares, US$ exchange rates and festive season surcharge. All supplemental cost to be advised.
 Price per person based on two person tour (twin hotel room sharing basis) during high season (October to April). Larger groups will pay less per person, single person purchase will mean a higher price.