7 Days Myanmar
7 Days / 6 Nights
(Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Yangon)
Tour Code: GMT 3-6/7
Day 1 :: Arrival Yangon by morning flight :: -/-/-
Our Gracious Myanmar Travel guide will welcome you on arrival at Yangon International Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Sightseeing will start in the afternoon, so you have time to relax from your long flight. You will visit the old colonial-style city centre with the gilded SULE PAGODA, city centre to see bustling rush hours, near the Sule Pagoda you may visit paper streets and proceed to China town area for afternoon stroll. An extended visit to SHWEDAGON PAGODA, one of the most spectacular religious monuments, will conclude the tour of this picturesque Garden City. The golden dome of Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Stay overnight in Yangon.
Day 2 :: Yangon - Bagan by morning flight :: B/-/-
After breakfast flight to Bagan. Upon arrival in Bagan, transfer to the hotel and proceed for sightseeing at the busy local market and continue to a diverse selection of the most important Pagodas and temples such as SHWEZIGON PAGODA, which was built by King Anawratha in the early century. Continued by KU BYAUK GYI, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes, KHAY MIN GA TEMPLE which is noted for its spectacular panoramic view of the area's many monuments and ANANDA TEMPLE with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches inside the gallery. Finally go to BU PAYA PAGODA to observe the beautiful sunset. Stay overnight at Hotel in Bagan.
*Bagan: Approx. founded in 849 AD. The peak of Bagan era started under King Anawrahta in 1044 and ended in 1287 when Mongols overrun Bagan.
Thousands of Pagodas were built within an area of 42 km². According to the Archaeological Department 2217 standing pagodas are listed.
Day 3 :: Bagan :: B/-/-
After breakfast at the hotel, continue sightseeing to an old NOODLE COTTAGE and observe the daily life the people in TAUNGBI VILLAGE. After lunch you will go to nearby MYINKABA VILLAGE to see the incredible fine art of doing the famous lacquerware. Afterwards proceed to MYINGABA GU BYAUKGYI TEMPLE, noted for its ancient mural paintings under the protection of UNESCO. In the late afternoon take a boat trip (1 ½ hrs) on the famous Ayeyarwaddy River. Stay overnight in Bagan.
Day 4 :: Bagan -Mandalay by morning flight :: B/-/-
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for flight to Mandalay, the last royal capital. Upon arrival at the Tada Oo Airport, proceed direct to AMARAPURA, a former capital founded by Bodawpaya. Visit MAHAGANDAYON, a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study. Afterwards continue to the 220 years old U BEIN TEAK BRIDGE, built in 1782 at the time when AMARAPURA was the royal capital. Also you will visit BAGAYA MONASTERY with a superb collection of Buddha statues. Sightseeing continuous to SAGAING, a place for Buddhist devotees. On the way to Mandalay visit MAHAMUNI PAGODA, one of the most sacred Buddha Image in Mandalay. Afterwards check-in at the hotel. Stay overnight in Mandalay.
*The original place of the Mahamuni Image was in Dhanyawaddy in Rakhine State until King Bodaw Phaya brought it to Amarapura in 1785.
Day 5 :: Mandalay :: B/-/-
After breakfast, you will visit some workshops to see the production of the famous Mandalay Arts and crafts, like GOLD LEAFS, CARVINGS and TAPESTRIES. In the afternoon tour will continue MANDALAY PALACE, SHWENANDAW MONESTARY, noted for its exquisite WOOD CARVINGS, KUTHODAW PAGODA, famous for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures also known as the WORLD BIGGEST BOOK. Tour continue to Mandalay Hill, a vantage point for a panoramic view over the city. It's worth to have a stroll up the hill spectacular sunset views. Stay overnight at Hotel in Mandalay.
Day 6 :: Mandalay - Yangon by morning flight :: B/-/-
After breakfast flight to Yangon. Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer to the hotel and proceed for sightseeing to NAGAR GLASS FACTORY to observe the traditional way of glass production. Afterwards visit BOGYOKE (SCOTT) MARKET, a shopping place for souvenir with more than 2000 shops selling all kinds of products but of special mention are the beautiful exotic "Shan Bag", velvet slippers, wood carvings, lacquer ware, longyis (sarongs) and many more local handicrafts. Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 7 :: Yangon departure by evening flight :: B/-/-
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight. Here our GMT service will end and we hope to see you again in our beautiful gracious land Myanmar.
Meals are mentioned in the itinerary: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, - = not included
On request we also offer full-board or half-board!!! Just let us know!
Please note that itinerary is subject to change due to flight schedules.