Our experienced guide will meet and welcome you at the Yangon International Airport. Transfer to hotel, and check-in for the night.
No holiday to Myanmar would be complete without a visit to the temple-studded plains of Bagan. Take a morning flight Bagan, and visit the most significant of its 4000 odd temples onboard a hot air balloon. The sheer number of ancient structures is at once baffling and awe-inspiring. Your guide will explain the history surrounding each temple, framing the significance of their existence. You will start by visiting Shwezigon Pagoda, Gubyaukgyi Temple (Wetkyiinn), Ananda temple Oakkyaung.
In the afternoon, visit a Lacquer ware workshop to observe this craft. And, in the evening, visit Myin Kabar Bagan Cultural Village, where you can see the traditional looming, handcrafting.
Catch the sunset at Shwe San Daw Pagoda before checking into a hotel for the night.
Today, take a flight to Heho, and drive to Inle lake which is nestled amidst hazy blue mountains, 900 meters above sea level. Here, you will have an insider’s view of the Inthar tribes, and have a chance to observe silversmiths and watch locals making cheroot and weaving cotton and silk.
Take a boat trip in the Inle lake, and enjoy a visits to PhaungDwaOo Pagoda, which contains five small golden buddha images that are covered with so many golden leaves that you cannot see the original images, and NgaPheChaung Monastery, which is locally known as the jumping cats monastery. While on the boat trip, be sure to watch out for the Floating Gardens, where locals grow vegetables and fruit in large gardens that float on the surface of the lake. The floating garden beds are formed by extensive manual labor. The farmers gather up lake-bottom weeds from the deeper parts of the lake, bring them back in boats and make them into floating beds in their garden areas, anchored by bamboo poles. These gardens rise and fall with changes in the water level, and so are resistant to flooding.
Take a flight back to Yangon. On arrival in Yangon, visit the important sites in the downtown area, such as the City Hall, Independent Monument at the MaharBandula Park near Sule Pagoda, the Court Office and the Customs House, located along the Strand Road where most colonial buildings stand today as colonial heritage sites, and the China Town area. Also visit the colorful Bogyoke Market.
In the evening visit ChaukHtutKyi, a reclining Buddha Image, and enjoy the sunset at the World famous Shwedagon Pagoda, which is 2600 years old!
Take the return flight back home, bidding adieu to beautiful Myanmar.