Inle Lake Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTHEAST ASIA 228

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Day 1: Yangon

Welcome to Burma! Arrive Yangon Airport and after a warm welcome transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Yangon - Bagan

Fly to Bagan to explore its astounding temple filled plain. En route to your hotel visit the beautiful golden Shwezigon Pagoda and the 13th century Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi Temple with its lovely frescoes. Afternoon sightseeing includes key temples and a Burmese lacquerware factory before an evening excursion to Ananda, Bagan’s finest and most revered temple.

Day 3: Bagan

Enjoy a day trip to the village of Salay and Mount Popa today. Salay is home to many active monasteries including the impressive Yoke-son Monastery and its famous wood carvings. Mystical Mount Popa, is an extinct volcano which is believed to be the abode of spirits. 777 winding steps are carved into the side of the mountain, taking pilgrims up to the striking Popa Taungkalat monastery which sits atop the mountain.

Day 4: Bagan - Mandalay

Fly to Mandalay, former capital of the Burmese Empire and spend the day exploring the city sights including the incredible golden Buddha of Mahamuni Paya. Then enjoy spectacular sunset views of the city from Mandalay Hill.

Day 5: Mandalay - Inle Lake

Morning transfer to airport for flight to Heho. Then drive about one hour to the small quiet town Pindaya enjoying the great scenic beauty of the countryside along the road to Pindaya. Visit Pindaya Caves, well known for its Buddha statues carved out of limestone. Then a short stop at over 250 years old Banyan trees. Mulberry papermaking factory, Bamboo hat making factory. Thereafter, drive to Nyaung Shwe then transfer to hotel

Day 6: Inle Lake

Today tour excursion on the lake: leg-rowers are the most famous attraction in the region, floating gardens, Phaungdawoo Pagoda, Ngaphaechaung Monastery (Jumping Cats'), blacksmith, silk and cotton weaving factories, silver smith, cheroot Industry and boat making factory etc

Day 7: Inle Lake - Yangon

This morning visit Indein Pagoda, an incredible collection of weathered stupas dating back to the 13th century before flying to Yangon.

Day 8: Yangon

Your Burmese adventure comes to an end after a final morning of sightseeing in Yangon including the Gaba Aye (World Peace) pagoda and Mahapasana Cave, a replica of the Satta Panni cave in India where the first Buddhist Synod (council) took place. The cave is 139 metres long and 110 metres wide. Later onward transfer to the airport.