A tour by the best of Myanmar: The spectacular Bagan and the majestic Inle Lake combined with a stay in the countryside, in the traditional city of Mandalay. Two nights in Yangon, two nights in Bagan, two nights in Mandalay and two nights in Inle.
Arrival to Yangon and meeting with the guide. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Transfer to the hotel and check-in includes a panoramic excursion around the capital. A Spanish/English speaking guide will show you the most emblematic sites of the capital including the Sule Pagoda, Scott Market and the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most important monument of the country.
Transfer to airport for the flight to Bagan. Upon arrival we will visit the most beautiful temples in Bagan: Ananda and Dhammayangyi. After check in at your hotel you will enjoy a sunset from a hill where we will arrive in a typical horse-drawn carriage to see the spectacular views of this place.
After breakfast we will visit the local market. We will discover another beautiful temples as Shwezigon, Hti lo Min Lo, Manuha… This trip can be made by air conditioned vehicle or for the more daring guests by bike. There will also be an opportunity to visit the lacquer factory, and some of the typical local crafts. A boat tour along the Ayeyawaddy River, while enjoying the sunset over the old Pagan, is also included.
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. On arrival, we will visit the nunnery Dha Kya Di Tar, to learn about the Buddhist life. We will continue to Amarapura, where the best silks of the country are produced. We will have the opportunity to walk through the pinturesque U Bein Bridge, the largest teak bridge in the world. We will cross up to Ava, also known as Inwa before reaching the Nanmyint tower and the Bagaya Kyaung Monastery. We will continue to Sagaing, to see the golden image of Bhudda, with hundreds of stupas decorating the landscape before proceeding to Mandalay for check-in at the hotel.
In the morning, we will ride on a tricycle to see city’s daily life before sailing the river Ayeyawaddy towards the beautiful Mingun. We will visit the unfinished pagoda with its grand bell and the fabulous white pagoda: Myatheindan. On our return to Mandalay, we will visit the beautiful Shwenandaw Monastery, meaning Palace in the local language. We will also visit Mahamuni pagoda to contemplate its impressive Buddha, filled with gold leaf and browsing the shops around (stonework, wood…) before discovering the Kuthodaw Pagoda that contains the world’s biggest book. At the end of the day we will enjoy the sunset from Mandalay hill with beautiful views of the city.
Transfer to the airport and flight to Heho. Upon arrival transfer is by road to Nyaung Shwe town which is on Lake Inle, from there you will take a motor boat to your hotel. After check-in at the hotel there will be some time to relax before beginning the tour by the lake, surrounded of mountains and all types of plantations. Visit Phaung Daw Oo pagoda and the Monastery of Cats.
After breakfast we will visit the local market. Every day (except before full moon), somewhere in the lake, there is a market where its inhabitants, the Intha, exchange their goods. There is a visit to the ruins of Inthein and a craft center like paper umbrella or snuff factory.
Transfer to the airport to depart in a flight to Yangon followed by transfer to the hotel. Here you will have some time to relax or we suggest doing the final shopping in the Scott Market.
Breakfast is followed by transfer to the airport for your return flight. The trip will continue for those who wish to extend their stay.