NLTM – 001

Highlights

Yangon

Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Colonial Building Style, Kandawgyi Lake, Chaut Htet Gyi Reclining Buddha Image, Scott Market (Bogyoke)

Bagan / Popa

Nyaung Oo Local Market, Shwezigone Pagoda, Ananda Temple, Thatbyinnyu Temple, ManuhaTemple, Dhamayangyi Temple, Popa Taung Kalat, Palm Workshop

Mandalay / Amarapura / Mingune

U Bein Bridge, Mandalay Hill, Mahamyatmuni Buddha Image, Mandalay Palace, Shwenadaw Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mingune Bell, Mingune Pahtoedaw Gyi, Mya Thein Dan Pagoda (Hsinbyume)

 

Inle Lake

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Innpawkhone Village, Shweyanpyae Monastery (Nyaung Shwe), Indein Pagoda complex

 

NLTM – 001  Yangon- Bagan- Popa- Mandalay- Mingun- Inle- Indein- Yangon

(9 Days/8Nights Tour Programme)

Key Elements:  B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

 

Day (1)    Yangon Arrival & Sightseeing    (- / L / D)

Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel check-in. Today’s sightseeing begins with the Sule Pagoda, City Hall and other colonial buildings in the city center. Visit to Strand Hotel and Nan Thida Jetty, where you can see the daily life of the local people. Take a walk in the Kandawgyi Lake to see the Karaweik Hall. Drive to Chaukhtatgyi, reclining Buddha image (70 m long), and then Bogyoke Market ( Scott Market). After that, visit to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, the landmark of Myanmar. Overnight in Yangon.

 

Day (2) Yangon Bagan (By Flight) & Sightseeing   (B / L / D)

Early breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for flight to Bagan. Upon arrival at the Nyaung U airport, transfer to the hotel check-in. Along the way to hotel visit the Nyaung U local market, and then to Shwezigon Pagoda, built with sandstones in the early 11th century, visit Ku Byauk Gyi (Wet-gyi-inn), a temple with beautiful mural paintings, and then to Htilominlo Temple for its Architectures and to the Ananda Temple, the famous Temple in Bagan, built in 11th Century. Then visit to make photo stop at the tallest temple measuring 61 metres – Thatbyinnyu known as 'temple of omniscience' and dating from 1144. Late afternoon, visit to Dhammayangyi, a massive-looking temple dating from 1170 that is famous for its interlocking mortarless brickwork and Manuha Temple, which was built by the exile Mon King Manuha. Visit also to Gubyaukgyi (Myinkabar) Temple, for its colorful mural paintings under the protection of UNESCO. Then visit a lacquer ware craftsmen's workshop. Sunset is from one of the Pagoda in Bagan archaeological zone. Overnight in Bagan.

 

Day (3) Bagan-Mt. Popa-Bagan    (B / L / D)

After breakfast, drive to Mt. Popa, the extinct Volcano to see the so called Oasis of the dry region and home for the Nats.(50 km and about 1.5 Hour drive).Along the way stop at the Palm Family workshop to see, how they produce the Jaggery and palm drinks. Photo stop near the base of the Crater, where you can take a visit to the Nats shrines. You have to climb the 777 step uphill, if you want to see the panoramic view to the vicinity from the top of the Crater. After that, take a visit to the Popa Mountain Resort for the View point. Drive back to Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.

 

Day (4) Bagan Mandalay (By Flight) & Sightseeing    (B / L / D)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival at the airport proceed to Amarapura, 15 Km from Mandalay. Sightseeing includes U Bein Bridge, a 200 years old wooden bridge from Kongbaung dynasty. Visit Mahagandayone, a famous Buddhist monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study the Buddhism. Visit to the traditional hand woven silk workshop. Late afternoon, drive to Mandalay, along the way visit the Mahamyatmuni Buddha Image, the most visited Buddha Image. Take a visit to the stone carving, gold leaves workshop and the Tapestry workshops. Late afternoon, visit Myanansankyaw Shwenandaw (Royal Palace), Shwe Kyaung, the golden palace Monastery, for its wood carvings and Kuthodaw Pagoda, which is known as the World's largest Book for its marble slabs with Buddhist Text. Enjoy sunset from Mandalay Hill and overnight in Mandalay.

 

Day (5) Mandalay-Mingune-Mandalay (By Boat)     (B / L / D)

After breakfast, proceed to jetty for boat trip on the Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun, about 11 km ( 1 hour) upriver from Mandalay. From Pier, first to Mingun Pagoda, the unfinished 50 m Height Pagoda. From top of the pagoda you can see the panoramic view over the Ayeyarwaddy River. Then to the Mingun Bell, weighing 90 tons and claimed as the largest uncracked bell in the world, and Hsinbyume Pagoda, to see the aspect on the Buddhist cosmology. Return downriver to Mandalay.  Overnight in Mandalay.

 

Day (6) Mandalay Heho (By Flight)-Inle Lake S/S (By Boat)   (B / L / D)

After breakfast,  transfer to airport for the flight to Heho, a small airport town one hour drive from Nyaungshwe, a harbor town and formerly the sit of Sawbwa, the ruler to Inle. On the way visit to Shwe Yan Pyae Monastery and then Nyaungshwe proceed to Hotel by boat. After check-in, drive to the Inpawkhon village for lotus and silk weavings. Drive to Phaungdaw U pagoda, the main pagoda in this region, Ywama village for the silversmith and ceremonial silverwares. Late afternoon, visit Floating-gardens, which were the main income for the Inthas, traditional fishing method with nets, village life, and Cheroot production. Sightseeing includes Ngaphechaung, Jumping cats monastery and sunset on Inle Lake. Overnight in Inle Lake.

 

Day (7) Inle Lake-Indein-Inle Lake Sightseeing    (B / L / D)

After breakfast, drive to colorful local market, and then drive about 1.5 Hours to the Indein. The Indein Pagoda complex was near the Indein village. From the landing place, start walking through the market place, wooden bridge cross over the Indein canal to the entrance to the Indein Pagodas. More than 1000 ruined and restored Pagodas from 16th Century, give the strange feeling every time to the visitors. Return back to Hotel. Overnight in Inle Lake.

 

Day (8) Inle Lake-Heho Yangon (By Flight)   (B / L / D)

After breakfast, proceed to Nyaungshwe by boat and then drive to Heho for your flight back to Yangon. Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer to Hotel. Today’s sightseeing is your own interest. Overnight in Yangon.

 

Day (9)    Yangon Departure     (B / - / -)

Relax in you hotel before departure. Transfer Yangon international airport for your departure flight.

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