From Yangon to Inle Lake 13 days

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  • Get up close to the mystic city of Yangon and explore its treasures such as the Shwesandaw Pagoda also called the golden Pagoda and make a time leap and discover the colonial quarter and its gems. Explore pagodas, cathedrals, mosques and synagogues and witness a multicultural and cosmopolite city.
  • Be amazed by the golden city, and merge in a city mixing spirituality and architectural beauty. Explore Mandalay and its treasures such as the Kuthodaw Pagoda and admire the details of its magnificent architecture. Discover the hidden gems of the city before heading to Amarapura, a former royal capital, and experience a late afternoon around the U Bein Bridge watching the sun casting long shadows and illuminate the people on their way back home.
  • Stream down the Irrawaddy river and enjoy its beautiful surroundings before exploring Myanmar’s most precious treasures the plain of Bagan. Largest archaeological site in Myanmar, the plain covers around 40km square and is a testament to the population’s Buddhist belief. Witness the remains of the past and enjoy the amazing view on the 2000 pagodas stretching on the horizon as far as the eyes can see. End your day by watching the sun setting down and shine through the shapes of the temples.
  • Explore the Inle Lake, located in the middle of a mountainous environment. Cruise past floating villages and discover the everyday life on houses on stilts. Stroll around the local village of Indein and enjoy a mesmerizing view on the placid around on top of the summit. Explore and trek around the village to discover Sae Ma village and have a taste of the daily lifestyle of Burmese rural inhabitants.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Yangon - Arrival

A Hanoi Voyages representative will welcome you when you arrive at the airport and transfer you to your arranged accommodation where check-in time is 14:00 pm.
Let the excitement commence!

Day 2Yangon - Highlights

Today you will discover the colonial city of Yangon with its many faded colonial buildings, busy street markets, and glittering temples:

  • Visit Little India and Chinatown
  • Reach Bogyoke Market
  • Visit Chautatkh gyi pagoda, famed for the biggest reclining Buddha statue in Myanmar.
  • Drive to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha.
  • Continue to Kandawgyi Park, one of central Yangon’s greenest spots.
  • End the tour at the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar.

We will enjoy the colourful sunset reflections off the pagoda’s golden rooftops before returning to hotel.

Overnight in Yangon

Day 3Yangon - FLY - Mandalay

Settle into a morning flight from Yangon to Mandalay.

Arrive and be welcomed by our guide and be transferred to Amarapura, Myanmar penultimate royal capital

  • Stop at a silk weaving workshop known for their exquisite merchandise
  • Stroll along the legendary U Bein Bridge and enjoy special atmosphere as the late afternoon sun casts long shadows and illuminates the local people heading home

Overnight in Mandalay

Day 4Mandalay - Highlights

The city of Mandalay, the second largest city in the country, known as the “Golden City”, and also the cultural and religious center of Buddhism in Myanmar

Day 5Mandalay - Mingun - Sagaing - U Bein Bridge

Depart for a visit the Jade Market then board a boat to go up the Irrawaddy River towards Mingun

  • Disembark in front of the Satowya Pagoda
  • See a model of the Mingun Pagoda, and receive an explanation of same, unfinished Mingun Pagoda, started in the reign of King Bodowpaya
  • See the Mingun Bell that weighs over 90 tons, the largest bell in the world to ring.
  • Visit the Hsinbyume pagoda

Continue the day around the hills of Sagaing approximately 20 kms south of Mandalay, cross the metal bridge at Ava to sightsee Sagaing and its impressive panorama of pagodas that dot the surrounding countryside.

Stroll along the legendary U Bein Bridge and enjoy special atmosphere as the late afternoon sun casts long shadows and illuminates the local people heading home.

Day 6Mandalay - CRUISE and NIGHT on Irrawaddy Princess

Cruise downstream to Yandabo Village for sightseeing.

  • Dependant on the base economy is famous for the production of terracotta from the riverbank clay. See the pottery making process at various stages.
  • Yandabo, historically recognized for the signing of the Yandabo Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826 between the British and Royal Burmese Household of Ava. Shore excursion time is 1 hour.

Overnight on board

Day 7Irrawaddy Princess - Bagan - Mr. Popa

In the morning, continue sailing downstream and arrive to Bagan around 9:30 am.

Travel to Mt. Popa, an extinct volcano over 1500m high, about 48 km southeast of Bagan to visit the Nat worship shrines, stupas and monasteries at the summit.

Transfer back to Bagan, the largest archaeological site in Myanmar and it covers around 40 square kilometers, and is a testament to the populations’ Buddhist beliefs.

Overnight in Bagan

Jour 8 - 9Bagan

  • Tôt le matin, un petit tour au marché coloré et animé de Nyaung Oo.
  • Visite de la pagode Shwezigon et de son magnifique stupa birman doré : l’élégante forme de la cloche du stupa est devenue le modèle pour tous les stupa construits par la suite au Myanmar, le Kyansitha Umin et le temple de Gyu Byauk Kyi au village de Wetkyi dont les murs sont égelement décorés de pentures relatant les Jakatas ou les hostoire des vies antérieures de Bouddha.
  • A vélo ou en calèche, on serpente à travers une plaine sur laquelle se dresse une myriade d’édifices de briques rouges. Après avoir franchi la porte de Tharaba, vestige du IXe siècle, on peut admirer une vue d’ensemble de la vieille ville du haut du temple de Thatbyinnyu, avant de découvrir le célèbre temple d’Ananda, au sud, l’un des temples les plus vénérés.
  • Diner à Bagan et spectacle de marionnettes.
  • Nuit à l’hôtel à Bagan
  • Petit déjeuner et déjeuner inclus

Day 10Inle Lake - Indein

Boat down to the Southwest of Inle Lake through a long narrow canal to Indein village, known for its market and two groups of ancient pagodas.

Visit lake’s morning market (the market is open every day apart from dark moon and full moon calendar days). The market’s location rotates between the lake’s villages in a 5 day schedule and is also visited daily by the lake’s inhabitants as well as the surrounding natives who also come to sell and trade their wares.

Head to Pa-Oh village of Indein, located on the western shores of Inle Lake on an hour boat ride down a small canal

  • Stroll around the village and ascend to the summit for mesmerizing views of the placid surroundings
  • Visit Indein Pagoda complex which is undoubtedly one of the most amazing sites around the shore of the lake and it consists of hundreds of small overrun stupas
  • Embark on a gentle trek to Sae Ma village, observe the daily lifestyles of the rural inhabitants
  • Learn more about history and culture of the lake’s indigenous people and taste a delicious coffee and cake at Inthar Heritage House

Overnight in Inle

Day 11Inle Lake - Taunggyi - Kakku

Depart for an Inle Lake adventure with the starting point from Inle Lake to Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State and to Kakku, 30km south ò Taunggyi:

  • Visit more than 2000 stupas in a site closely packed together in ranks covering an area of approximately a square kilometer apparently unknown to outside world
  • Explore Kakku, a hidden treasure an unusual, magnificent collections of Buddhist Stupas unheard of by historians and unlisted in guidebooks lies in the deepest Pa-oh territory

Overnight in Inle

Day 12Inle Lake - FLY - Yangon - Highlights

Enjoy the last boat ride to Nyaung Shwe then be transferred to Heho airport to settle into a morning flight to Yangon. Arrive and be welcomed by our guide and be transferred to the center to explore the capital city of Myanmar.

  • Visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda to see a 70m long reclining Buddha statue around the size of a blue whale
  • Catch a view of Karaweik Hall, a reproduction of a royal barge and enjoy a spectacular view of the Golden Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Visit legendary Shwedagon Pagoda, the most important religious site for the Burmese, witness colors transform on the 100m chedi which is literally enclosed in over 40 tons of gold leaf
  • Check out the dragons and incense of the colorful Khen Hock Keong Chinese temple
  • Explore the vibrant street stalls where vendors sell all kinds of fruit, vegetable and other goods or simply just walk around and soak in the atmosphere of this little China in Yangon.

Overnight in Yangon

Day 13Yangon - Departure

Free time until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight

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