Classical Myanmar & the Irrawaddy Tour 10 Nights /11 Days Itinerary

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Classical Myanmar & the Irrawaddy Tour 10 Nights /11 Days Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Yangon                                                               

Day 2: Yangon – Heho – Inle Lake – Indein

Day 3: Inle Lake – Sagar – Inle Lake

Day 4: Inle Lake - Bagan

Day 5: Bagan

Day 6: Bagan – (Ballooning Over Bagan at Sunrise)

Day 7: Bagan – Mandalay (Upstream BAGAN TO MANDALAY by Ayravata Cruise)

 Remark: Departure: Tuesday & Friday * Duration:2 Nights

Day 8: Cruising to Mandalay (Visit Yandabo Village)

Day 9: Sagaing – Gawein – Ava – Mandalay

Day 10: Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay

Day 11: Depart from Mandalay

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Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival Yangon
Welcome by (your English speaking guide/ or other language guide at your request) and transfer to hotel.
Yangon sightseeing includes; walking tour to Sule pagoda and surrounding colonial buildings, Botahtaung pagoda, Reclining Buddha Image Chauk Htat Gyi pagoda, Bogyoke market (closed on Monday), China town. Enjoy sunset from wonderful Shwedagon pagoda. Overnight in Yangon.

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Day 2: Yangon – Heho – Inle Lake
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Yangon airport to fly to Heho. At Heho airport, a car will wait you to bring you to Nyaung Shwe jetty. On the way, visit Shwe Yan Pyay monastery and transfer to hotel by boat. Visit Inle Lake; Ywama Village with it floating garden,  visit Indein Village and its famous 16th century pagodas, Silver Smith, Shan paper making work shop, weaving mill industry, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Jumping Cat Monastery or Ngaphe`Chaung Monastery. Sunset from Hotel balcony. Overnight in Inle Lake.

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Day 3: Inle Lake – Sagar – Inle Lake  
After your breakfast, a boat will wait you at your hotel to visit one of five rotating market and Sagar, ancient capital of the Pa O State, which situated on the south of Inle Lake. Unforgettable boat ride and meet with local people once you arrive the village. It is recommendable site for the tourists who don’t like touristic place. Return to the lake in the late afternoon. Overnight in Inle Lake.

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Day 4:  Inle Lake – Pindaya – Heho – Bagan

After your breakfast, a boat will wait you at your hotel to transfer to jetty. Drive to Pindaya and visit Pindaya cave, Buddhist pilgrimage site as well as tourist attraction, legendary Poat ta loat lake and Shan paper making work shop. Drive to Heho airport and fly to Bagan. Arrive Bagan and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Bagan.

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Day 5: Bagan
Breakfast at hotel. Explore Bagan archeological site; Nyaung U village market, Shwezigon pagoda, Wetkyiinn Gubyauk Gyi temple, Htilominlo temple, Ananda temple, Thatbyinnyu temple and Lacquaware workshop at Myinkabar village and sunset from one of the temples in Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.

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Day 6: Bagan (Ballooning Over Bagan at Sunrise)

In early morning about 5 am, a car will pick you up for enjoying the Ballon Over Bagan at Sunrise. After breakfast, drive out of Bagan and pay visit to Mount. Popa, an extinct volcano which is situated 50 kms from Bagan.  On the way to Mt. Popa, observe the life style of local farmers. In the afternoon, drive back to Bagan and visit Min Nan Thu village. Sunset from one of the temples in Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.

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Day 7: Cruising (Upstream Bagan to Mandalay by Ayravata Cruise)

The embarkation time is 11.30 hrs at Bagan Aye Yar jetty and cast off after half an hour.
Welcome Cocktail and briefing in the Saloon or Sundeck followed by Lunch.
In the late afternoon stop in a typical river village. Overnight onboard.

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Day 8: Cruising to Mandalay (Visit Yandabo Village)

Cruise all day with stop enroute in the morning to visit Yandabo, a typical river village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We visit the Pot workshops, the monastery and the school.

Moor overnight nearby a village (Ywar Thit Gyi or Pauk Myaing Pauk Taw) few miles away from Ava Bridge. Overnight onboard.

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Day 9: Sagaing/ Gawein – Ava – Mandalay

Enjoy the sunrise. After an early breakfast, the passengers will disembark at Sagaing Jetty (Thursday only) or Gawein jetty (Sunday Only) at around 09.30hrs.

Then visit Sagaing hill, Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin pagoda, Umin Thone Se pagoda, Kaung Hmu Taw pagoda. In the afternoon, continue to Ava and visit Bagayar teak monastery, Nan Myint watch tower, Maha Aung Myay Bon Zan monastery. Drive back to Mandalay and transfer to hotel.  Overnight in Mandalay. travel_bird

Day 10: Mandalay

Breakfast at your hotel and a car will wait you to bring to jetty to take one hour boat ride to Mingun. Visit Mingun Bell, Phahtotawgyi and Mya Thein Tan Zedi. Return to Mandalay. In the afternoon, visit Mandalay; Mandalay Palace, Maharmuni Buddha Image, Zecho market, Kuthotaw Pagoda, Shwe Nan Daw Monastery. Sunset on Mandalay Hill.Overnight in Mandalay.

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Day 11: Mandalay – Amarapura – Departure
After breakfast, visit Amarapura, an ancient royal city; silk weaving and U Bein bridge which is the longest wooden bridge in the world. Walk on U Bein bridge with Taung Tha Man Lake View. Then, observe the ways of life of Buddhist monks at Mahagandayon Monastery, the biggest Buddhist learning centre. Transfer to Mandalay International airport for your flight back home… 

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