Highlights of Myanmar - 8 days
From the ancient temples of Bagan to the tranquil shores of Inle Lake, this is the best of Myanmar. Discover local village life and majestic pagodas including Yangon’s stunning Shwedagon Pagoda. Explore Salay, home to the intricately carved Yoke-Sone-Kyaung Monastery, mystical Mount Popa and Heho with its remarkable caves which contain over 9000 statues of Buddha.
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.
Overnight: Bagan | Breakfast
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.
Why note enhance your stay with a balloon flight over Began - float over thousand year old pagodas and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. Departing daily October to March (subject to weather conditions). You can opt for a sunrise or sunset champagne flight, please enquire with your travel consultant.
Overnight: Bagan | Breakfast
After a flight to Heho, transfer to picturesque Pindaya, located on the shores of Lake Pindaya to explore its remarkable caves which contain over 9000 Buddha statues before driving on to Nyaung Shwe. The following day discover the delights of beautiful Lake Inle on a boat trip. See the stilted houses and various cottage industries of the Intha people and visit the famous Paungdaw Oo Pagoda.
Overnight: Nyaung Shwe | Breakfast x 2
This morning visit Indein Pagoda, an incredible collection of weathered stupas dating back to the 13th century before flying to Yangon. This evening we enjoy a visit to the magnificent Shwedagon pagoda, the landmark of Myanmar and one of the greatest wonders of the world.
Overnight: Yangon | Breakfast
On day 8 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, we bid farewell and transfer to the airport to meet your onward flight.
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.Read More
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