Classic Cultural Tour
Trip Over View
This trip comprises of Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Heho & Inle Lake and these places are soaked up in history and in rich natural beauty. This incredible trip lets you experience the remarkable and fun filled places of a beautiful country Myanmar. If you are someone interested in places and attractions, encounter culture and doing variety of activities. This fun filled trip to a beautiful country of Myanmar is perfectly for you.
Yangon is the largest city and also known as Rangoon and literally means: "End of Strife". It used to be a capital of Myanmar. In all of Southeast Asian cities, Yangon is the most exotic city and also one of the safest in Asia. This lively and friendly city offers some spectacular sights to explore such as: the most beautiful pagodas, Buddhist temples, and stupas, beautiful nature, and colonial charm, museums etc.
Bagan also previously recognized as Pagan is home to the largest numbers of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world and many of which dates back to the 11th and 12th centuries. Bagan is such a place where any age group can and will enjoy. Many visitors find Bagan more amazing because it has breathtaking views. There are more than 2000 striking and ancient religious monuments stud a sandy, plain, backing onto the Ayeyarwady River and a boat trip on the Ayeyarwaddy River to observe the beautiful Sunset over Bagan is a must-do. At Bagan, you will find beautiful local Art, such as Lacquer ware, Bamboo works and beautiful local made Cloth.
Mandalay is the second-largest city of Myanmar known for its cultural diversity. The name Mandalay is derived from the nearby Mandalay Hill. There are unmatched and many amazing places in Mandalay with its own charms that need to be explored and keep you amazed. The beautiful temples, pagodas and the monasteries here are some of the finest in the country.
Heho is a beautiful small town in Kalaw Township. Heho is most known for its international airport that connects to Yangon, Mandalay, and other domestic airports. Heho is on the highlands, so you can experience cool and pleasant weather always.
Inle Lake is also known as Inle Sap and is the second largest lake in Myanmar with an estimated surface area of 44.9 square miles. Inle Lake surely is a major tourist attraction ad probably the most magical place of Myanmar. This vast lake is natural and fresh. Inle Lake is a beautiful place famous for the unique leg-rowing of the Inthas who are the local lake-dwellers and distinctive for their one-leg rowing. Leg-rowed traditional boats are the main traditional attractions of the Inlay Lake. Also there are floating villages, colorful daily floating market and Inle Spa that are worth of visit. There are plenty of handicrafts and Shan dresses selling around and you can purchase them as a souvenir. During October, the festival of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is held in Inle Lake and it would be great plan to visit Inle Lake in festival time.
Through these remarkable destinations, you will have the best experience and the best memory of a life time with this Classic Myanmar Tour.
Day 1: Yangon.
Day 2: Bagan.
Day 3: Bagan – Mandalay.
Day 4: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake.
Day 5: Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon.
Day 6: Yangon.
Day 1: Yangon
Spend the day visiting the attractions, exploring tree-lined roads, royal architecture and gleaming stupas. See Sule Pagoda which is 46 meter tall and has been the center of all chief religious and political proceedings in the history of Myanmar. Walk through National Museum and see works of art as well as jewelry, opium weights and also royal remnants such as the eight meter high Sihasana Lion Throne, used by the very last Burmese king.
At sunset, visit the luminous gold Shwedagon Pagoda, the most holy site in Myanmar with a history extending back more than 2500 years. Visually, it governed Yangon skyline and comprises of a chains of shrines, pavilions and spires gathered at the bottom of a gigantic stupa, which itself is covered in over 60 tons of gold leaf. Also take in Bogyoke Aung San Market enclosed in an art deco style building, to shop for handicrafts and bargains from over 2000 stalls. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2: Bagan
Fly from Yangon to Bagan. Snuggled in the arch of Irrawaddy River, the plains of Bagan are interspersed with thousands of primeval stupas and temple remains as far away as the eye can see. Spend the day travelling around some of the 2,200 remaining temples including: the 11th century Schwezigon Pagoda, Gubyaukhyi Temple at Wetkyi-Inn and a temple of the same name at Myinkaba and Ananda Pahto, one of the finest, largest, best conserved and most valued of the Bagan temples. Considered to have been constructed around 1105, this flawlessly balanced temple indicates the stylistic conclusion of the early Bagan period.
Also see the sights at Manuha Temple, constructed in 1059 and preserving the Buddha images – which is the remarkable blend of three seated and one reclining images. And Shwesandaw Paya which is the first monument in Bagan featuring stair ways that lead up from the square bottom terraces to the round foundation of the Stupa. Visitors will also stopover at lacquer ware workshop to find out about this tricky art. Wrap up the day at dusk from a pagoda platform enjoying extensive views across the plains. Ascend to a pagoda platform at sundown for broad views across the plains. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 3: Bagan – Mandalay
Fly to Mandalay from Bagan and head to Amarapura, a previous royal capital. Visit Mahagadayon Monastery, where every day at mid-morning monks and novices are lined up to accept their daily offerings of alms and food from faithful Buddhists. See the pleasing U Bein Bridge, a teak bridge expanding over 1km across Taungthaman Lake. Travel back to Mandalay and visit Mahamuni Paya which comprises of Mahamuni image, sheltered in over 15 centimeters of gold leaf. People gather daily to worship the holy place at four in the morning and watch the exceptional face-washing ceremony. Carry on to Shwenandaw Kyaung or the Golden Teak Monastery. Constructed completely of golden teak, this elaborately carved wooden monastery once used to be part of Mandalay Palace and was used as private apartments by King Mindon and his chief queen. After that visit Kyauktawgyi Paya, well-known for its huge seated Buddha which is carved from a single block of marble. Continue to Kuthodaw Paya also recognized as “the world’s biggest book”. Around the central stupa are small pavilions, housing tablets of marble numbering 729 in total and inscribed with the complete Tripitkata or Buddhist writings. The ultimate halt is at the teak monastery of Shwe In Bin Kyaung with its Burmese carved doors and stunning paintings.At sunset, go up the sheltered steps to the top of Mandalay Hill to see the sights over the paya-studded countryside. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 4: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake
Fly to Heho from Mandalay and move to Inle Lake via road, located amongst Shan Mountains. Stunning and tranquil, Inle Lake is bordered by high hills, spotted with heavenly scraps of floating plants, fishing canoes, floating markets and fish farms. The lake’s shoreline and islands host abundant villages on stilts mostly occupied by the Intha people, renowned for their one legged rowing technique. Discover the lake via boat to enjoy the amazing scenery and also visit: Paung Daw Oo Pagoda which is supposed to be one of the holiest sites; Inn Paw Khon Village to see the art of silk weaving; and Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, a wooden monastery put up on stilts over the lake.Overnight in Inle Lake.
Day 5: Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon
Take a trip to Heho via road and catch a flight to Yangon. The afternoon is at leisure to relax or travel around more of the sights in the city.Overnight in Yangon.
Day 6: Yangon
- Accommodation on double occupancy basis.
- Daily breakfast.
- All transfers and sightseeing by a private vehicle.
- Sightseeing admission fees.
- Internal airfare within Myanmar.
- English speaking licensed guide.
- Drinks, tip and expenses of personal nature.
- Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events.
- Travel Insurance.
- International airfare.