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5-DAY MYANMAR SCENIC CITY TOUR
|CITY HIGHLIGHT||:||YANGON & INLE LAKE|
|TOUR NAME||:||5-DAY MYANMAR SCENIC CITY TOUR|
|TOUR ROUTE||:||YYANGON-INLE LAKE-YANGON|
Upon arrival at Yangon airport by morning or mid-day flight, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. After lunch at a local restaurant, your journey in Myanmar begins with an afternoon tour through Yangon’s colonial–style city. Firstly, visit SULE PAGODA; dating back over 2,000 years ago. After a photo stop at the KARAWEIK HALL; a ‘hamsa-bird-shaped’ floating barge on Kandawgyi royal lake, continue visit to the NATIONAL MUSEUM to see the 8-meter high Golden Lion Throne and Mandalay Royal Regalia and the magnificent reclining Buddha at CHAUK HTAT GYI PAGODA. Complete your first day in Myanmar with an extended visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments; the SHWEGAGON PAGODA. Dinner is served at a local restaurant. Transfer to hotel and overnight.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for morning domestic flight to HEHO. Then, drive to NYAUNG SHWE (25km – 1h) and en-route visit to SHWE YAN PYAY MONASTERY. Arrive Nyaungshwe jetty and board your own local boat to take you around Inle Lake. Boat trip on Inle Lake – a photographer's Dream; its calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, to which scenic high hills provide the perfect backdrop. See the lake's unique “LEG ROWERS” – the Intha people row standing up withone leg wrapped around an oar. VisitPHAUNG DAW OO PAGODA, the holiest religious site in southern ShanState. Continue to visit LAE GYAE VILLAGE where Buddha images are made out of saw handicrafts – SILK WEAVING on wooden handlooms and aBLACKSMITH SHOP. Further visit by boat to NGA PHE KYAUNG MONASTERY, one of the oldest monasteries on the lake. One can see ancient Buddha statues which are more than 200 years old. Boat ride back to the hotel via the floating gardens after dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake.
After breakfast, start boat ride to a 5-DAY LOCAL MARKETwhere you will have opportunities to see minorities gathering at a village with their boats every 5th day except full moon day and dark moon day (according to Myanmar Lunar calendar). There, you will have insight into the life-style of the ethnic Pa-O, Danu and Intha inhabitants who cameto sell their goods. Continue travel by boat to the village of MINE THAUK on the Eastern Shore of Inle Lake. Start trekking to MINE THAUK FOREST MONASTERY. The walk-up is easy through this very scenic village. Uphill, there is a nice and open view of the lake under the morning sun. While descending, you may stop awhile at the orphanage for a brief glimpse and walk around the village.
After lunch a local restaurant, enjoy more boat tour around INNDEIN VILLAGE at the western end of the lake. The boat takes you through a long and narrow waterway with both shores covered by reeds and bamboo forest. This is probably one of the most scenic boat rides on the lake. A brief visit of the village to observe the life here. Then, walk up to the ruined TEMPLE COMPLEX, following a stair path lined up with magnificent columns to the top. After dinner at a local restaurant, return to hotel and overnight.
After breakfast, transfer to airport for morning domestic flight to YANGON. Arrive Yangon and visit to KABA AYE (WORLD PEACE) PAGODA and MAHA PASANA GUHA CAVES where the Sixth Buddhist Council took place. Then, we transfer you to the GEMS MUSEUMwith a wide display of Myanmar’s precious stones including jades, rubies, sapphires and natural pearls. After lunch at a local restaurant, stroll through the BOGYOKE (SCOTTS) MARKET(closed on Public Holidays) where Myanmar's wide range of handicrafts are available for more shopping. Then, complete the visit in Myanmar by a drive through CHINATOWN area, to see Yangon’s oldest CHINESE TEMPLE and to take a glimpse of Yangon’s RIVERFRONT LIFE. After dinner at a local restaurant, transfer to hotel and overnight.
After breakfast, transfer to airport for morning international flight. Or the morning is at leisure until transfer to airport if the departure international flight is in the afternoon or evening.
Reference : B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner
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(Itinerary is subject to change depending on your arrival and departure flights, road conditions, availability of seats on domestic flights and rooms at hotels)