11 Days Hidden Secrets of Myanmar

11 Days Hidden Secrets of Myanmar

Description

Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is an exotic land that spent decades under military rule and has recently taken great strides towards democracy and economic development. A visit to Myanmar is like taking a trip back in time to experience the old world charm and culture of a nation rooted in spirituality. The many Buddhist temples that adorn the plains of Bagan, cultural capital Mandalay, and the political capital Yangon are among the destinations that you you will visit in Myanmar.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day : 1 Hometown - Yangon, Myanmar

    Board a flight bound for Myanmar, a fascinating country formerly known as Burma.

  • Day : 2 Arrive in Yangon

    Arrive in Yangon where you are met by the local guide and transferred to your deluxe hotel to rest and recuperate before exploring the city on your own space.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 245|Yangon Sedona Hotel or similar|5

  • Day : 3 Yangon

    Burma’s largest city, Yangon has always captivated visitors. A compelling fusion of Victorian architecture, lush gardens, busy markets and Buddhist temples, the city still holds much allure. Discover its main highlights on your sightseeing tour today, including the 46-metre-high golden Sule Pagoda, the long reclining Buddha at Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, and the fascinating National Museum. Also, visit Bogyoke Aung San Market, previously known as Scott Market, to browse some of its 2,000 stalls hawking all kinds of exotic handicrafts.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 245|Yangon Sedona Hotel or similar|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 4 Yangon - Bagan

    This morning, fly to Bagan, or the ‘City of Four Thousand Pagodas’ for it ancient temple ruins. Explore its celebrated temples, including the 11th century Schwezigon Pagoda, whose bell shape was replicated in virtually all of the country’s later temples. Admire the mural-coated Gubyaukhyi Temple at Wetkyi-Inn, the gold-towered Ananda Pahto, where four gigantic standing Buddhas face north, east, south and west, the Manuha Temple, and the exquisite Shwesandaw Pagoda. Continue to a lacquerware workshop to see how this decorative art is created and watch an magical sunset from a pagoda terrace to end your memorable day.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 245|Bagan Blue Bird Hotel or similar|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 5 Bagan - Mount Popa - Bagan

    Today, travel through rural landscapes and hamlets to Mount Popa, a volcanic mountain topped by a monastery. Ascend the stairs to the top and absorb epic views over the countryside. Afterwards, return to Bagan and use the rest of the day to explore or relax as you please.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 245|Bagan Blue Bird Hotel or similar|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 6 Bagan - Mandalay

    Catch a flight to Mandalay and check in at your hotel for two nights. The hub of Myanmar’s culture, this modern metropolis was the capital of the last independent Burmese kingdom. Get a flavour of its personality and architecture on an intriguing sightseeing tour. Visit the beautiful Mahamuni Pagoda, home to a revered, gold-leaf coated Buddha. You will also see the magnificent, teak monastery of Shwenandaw Kyaung and Kuthodaw Pagoda. Here, marvel at the ‘world’s largest book’ - 729 marble slabs inscribed with miniscule texts. Later, climb up Mandalay Hill for stunning panoramas over the city and temple-dotted countryside.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 245|Mandalay Hill Resort or similar|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 7 Mandalay

    Delve into Myanmar’s rich history with visits to three former royal capitals. Start at atmospheric 18th-19th century Amarapura and time at its Mahagandayon Monastery, where monks and novices line up to receive daily alms. Next, visit Sagaing, to see some of its 600 legendary temples. From here, head to Inwa for a horsecart ride and time at the teakwood Monastery of Bagaya Kyaung, and other sacred sites. End your day back at Amarapura to enjoy the sunset from the iconic U Bein Bridge.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 245|Mandalay Hill Resort|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 8 Mandalay - Heho - Pindaya

    Today, fly to Heho and drive to Pindaya, known for its hill caves housing 8,000 or more Buddha images. Explore the main cavern to see the crowds of statues carved from everything from alabaster to cement. Continue to the Buddha-filled Shwe U Min Pagoda, built within a stunning cave, before calling at a local market and fascinating paper umbrella workshop.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 245|Conqueror Resort Hotel or similar|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 9 Pindaya - Inle Lake

    Leave Pindaya today for an overnight stay on the banks of Inle Lake. Cocooned in hills and dotted with the stilted villages of the Intha people, this beautiful expanse of water will entrance you with its timeless serenity. Enjoy a memorable boat ride, visiting its Floating Gardens, a bustling market and a village. Later, visit the Paung Daw Oo Pagoda and Inn Paw Khon Village, to see its lotus and silk-weaving workshops. Also, visit the stilted Monastery of Nga Phe Chaung, whose Buddhist monks have trained cats to jump through hoops.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 245|Pristine Lotus Spa & Resort Inle or similar|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 10 Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon

    Take a boat ride to a stairway at the edge of Inle Lake, which leads to the hidden ruins of Indein's ancient temples and pagodas. The site consists of hundreds of small moss-covered stupas in a jungle-like setting. Some stupas are in a crumbling, deteriorated state, yet ornate stucco carvings of mythical animals and celestial beings can still be seen on some parts. Depart Inle Lake and transfer to Heho where you board a flight back to Yangon. Transfer to the hotel upon arrival.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 245|Yangon Sedona Hotel or similar|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 11 Yangon - USA

    Your discovery of Myanmar comes to an end, board your international flight again back to the USA.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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