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Burma Highlight Tour

The Burma Highlight Tour delves into the history, culture and traditional values of this exciting country of Asia, starting in the bustling capital Yangon with its delightful mix of British colonial architecture and ancient Buddhist monuments.

Tour duration: 12 days 11 nights
Start: Yangon – Finish: Yangon
Tour type: Classic, History, Cultural
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour route: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Pindaya - Inle Lake

Day 01: Arrive in Yangon (D)
Day 02: Yangon – Bagan archaeological sites (B) (Flight)
Day 03: Bagan – Mount Popa Excursion (B)
Day 04: Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura and Inwa (B) (Flight)
Day 05: Mingun Excursion – Mandalay sightseeing (B)
Day 06: Mandalay – Pindaya (B) (Flight)
Day 07: Pindaya – Inle Lake (B)
Day 08: Indein Ruins Sightseeing (B)
Day 09: Inle Lake – Return to Yangon (B) (Flight)
Day 10: Yangon Departure (B)

Day 01: Arrive in Yangon

Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Begin sightseeing including colourful downtown Yangon, Chaukhtatkyi, a colossal reclining Buddha; a scenic photo stop on beautiful Kandawgyi Lake and the Shwedagon Pagoda, arguably the world's most impressive golden stupa.
Accommodation: Summit Park View
Meals: Welcomed dinner

Day 02: Yangon – Bagan archaeological sites

We board a flight to Bagan in the morning. Spend our time visiting the spectacular temples and pagodas to be found here in Bagan – one of Asia's premier archaeological sites. This evening we watch the sunset over Bagan – a very special and immensely photogenic experience on the second highest temple called Shwesandaw.
Accommodation: Bagan Thande Beach Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Mount Popa Excursion

We will drive to Mount Popa in the morning, an extinct volcano renowned as the home of the 'nats' (or spirits) and which offers a spectacular view of the Bagan’s surrounding plains. Return to Bagan in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Bagan Thande Beach Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 04: Amarapura and Inwa

Fly to Mandalay in the morning. Venture outside to discover the former royal capital of Amarapura with the picturesque Ubein Bridge, the longest teakwood bridge in the world, then visit Sagaing. After lunch, we will pay another visit to another former royal capital in Mandalay called Inwa. Travel by pony cart down tree-lined paths to see old palace walls, wooden monasteries and the Nam Myint 'leaning tower of Ava'.
Accommodation: Yadanarbon Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 05: Mingun - Mandalay Sightseeing

Board on a local boat upstream to see the massive ruins of the Mingun pagoda, Pahtodawgyi, the huge Mingun Bell, Hsinbyume. After that, we travel back to Mandalay city centre to explore Mandalay and visit Mahamuni Image Pagoda, Shwe Inbin Monastery and Golden Palace Shwenandaw Monastery, which is well-known for its exquisite wood carvings.
Accommodation: Yadanarbon Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 06: Mandalay - Pindaya Caves

Fly to Heho in the Shan state in the morning. Upon arrival, drive to Pindaya to visit the fascinating Pindaya caves with more than 8,000 Buddha images. Later we get to know about the method the local people in Shan state make the umbrellas from cottage material. Overnight in Pindaya.
Accommodation: Inle Inn Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 07: Pindaya - Inle Lake sightseeing

Drive to the Inle Lake in the morning. We then begin to explore this this amazingly magical and unique shallow lake by a long tailed boat. The highlights for today include the Intha boatmen with their 'one-legged' rowing style, the potato floating gardens and the Nga Phe Chaung (Jumping Cats) monastery.
Accommodation: Inle Resort
Meals: Breakfast

Day 08: Indein ruined temples

Skimming along the waterways in a long-tail boat, catch a first glimpse of floating gardens, stilt houses, and fishermen propelling their skiffs with one leg wrapped around an oar. Visit the infamous Phaung Daw U Pagoda, which enshrines five Buddha images believed to have been carried to this area by the widely-traveled 12thcentury King Alaungsithu. After lunch, we discover the ruined Indein, situated on the southwestern corner of the lake. Here you can wander through a typical lakeside village and observe local people in their daily activities. From the top of old Shwe Inn Dein, an impressive collection of ancient and unrestored Shan style stupas, enjoy a stunning view out across the lake and beyond.
Accommodation: Inle Resort
Meals: Breakfast

Day 09: Inle Lake - Yangon

Return to Yangon then continue to visit Botahtaung Pagoda and the busy 79-year old Scott market with its large collection of local handicrafts, souvenirs and other items.
Accommodation: Summit Park View
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Yangon Departure

Taking your flight back home with impressive memory of Burma.
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast

What's included ?

- Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation in twin shared room
- Boat trip as stated in above sights
- Local English speaking guides
- Domestic flights as mentioned
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
- Government tax and service charge
- Cool mineral water and tower during the tours

What's Excluded ?

- Visa on arrival for Burma USD. 60/per person
- International airport departure tax
- Travel Insurance in all kinds
- Other meals not mentioned
- Single room (quoted separately)
- Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others

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