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Essence of Burma

Burma still remains a mysterious land owning the stunning beauty of an original oriental country, boasting with thousand Buddhist temples, gorgeous beautiful palaces, pristine white sand beaches, and enigmatic tropical rain forests. With only 06 days in Burma with our Essence of Burma Tour, you will have a no better chance to experience local treasures of this amazing country in depth.

Tour duration: 6 days 5 nights
Start: Yangon – Finish: Yangon
Tour type: Classic
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour route: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Nyaung Shwe - Inle Lake

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Yangon Arrival
Day 02: Yangon - Bagan (B) (Flight)
Day 03: Bagan - Mandalay (B) (Flight)
Day 04: Mandalay - Inle Lake (B) (Flight)
Day 05: Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon (B) (Flight)
Day 06: Yangon Departure (B)

Day 01: Yangon arrival

Upon arrival at Yangon airport, you will own arrange the transfer to your hotel. Visit the huge Reclining Buddha Statue at the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, followed by a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda - one of the world's most spectacular monuments. You can enjoy the beautiful sunset at the pagoda and take the best photos. Return to the hotel for rest and free to discover the city at night.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Welcomed dinner

Day 02: Yangon - Bagan

This morning, fly to Bagan. Begin to visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market, the economic center of Bagan. Local people gather at this bustling market daily, to buy and sell a variety of goods, from fruit and vegetables to clothing, china, and lacquerware. Continue to the gold-plated Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan’s greatest reliquary, built to house relics of the Buddha brought from abroad. From here, drive to the small village of Wetkyi-in to see the wonderful Kubyaukgyi Temple, renowned for its ancient murals. Your morning excursion also includes the Htilominlo Temple, which houses four Buddha figures on the ground floor and four more on the first floor. After lunch, continue your exploration of the city’s treasure trove of Buddhist art and architecture.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Bagan - Mandalay - Amarapura

Board the flight to Mandalay in the morning. We will discover the royal Mandalay vestiges and relics covering Mahamuni Image Pagoda, Imperial Palace, Golden Palace Shwenandaw Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda also known as the world biggest book.
This afternoon we will travel to Ava, Amarapura to discover the Maha Aungmye Bonzan, Gabaya Monastery, Leaning Nam Myint Tower and the nearby attractions. Enjoy a walk over U Bein bridge, the longest teak wood bridge in Myanmar. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the ancient capital of Bagan, one of Asia’s most extraordinary destinations.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Inle Lake - Indein ruined temples

Board a morning flight to Inle Lake. Upon arrival, enjoy a scenic drive to Nyaungshwe. 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 then Nga Phe Chaung Monastery or Jumping Cat Monastery in other words. 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 in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 05: Inle Lake - Yangon

Return to Yangon in the morning. On the way to hotel, you can pay a visit to Mahapasana Cave (if situation permits) where Sixth Buddhist Synod was held, then Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda) and Karaweik Royal Barge. Free at leisure. Inthe afternoon, we will visit the Sule Pagoda, Chinatown and the downtown area before passing by the Bogyoke Market (Scotts market ) with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems store.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast

Day 06: Yangon Departure

Free and leisure until transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast

What's included ?

+ All transfers & transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
+ 5 nights hotel accommodation based on twin shared with daily breakfasts
+ Domestic air ticket without airport tax
+ Boat trips as per itinerary
+  Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
+ English Speaking Tuide
+ Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified
+ Gov’t tax and service charge
+ Porterages and drinking water

What's Excluded ?

+ International Ticket Fare with insurance surcharge and Fuel surcharge
+ Visa Fees & Travels insurance
+ Personal Expense such as beverages, telephone calls, laundry services, Minibar, etc….
+ Drinks at meals and purify drinking water and snow Towel along in program
+ Other services not mentioned above

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