- 9 Days
- Yangon | Inle Lake | Bagan | Mandalay
- The lively city of Yangon
- Private boat tour at Inle Lake
- Hotair balloon ride over Bagan
- 150 years old U Bein teak bridge at Mandalay
9 Days Tour From Yangon To Mandalay
Think of Maynmar (earlier Burma) and the picture of glinting pagodas in the sunlight, hot-air balloons suspended over acres of green fields and hamlets and refeshing rural backdrop comes to mind. The sight is not too different when you actually land here. Only, it’s a hundred times better. Let your trip to Myanmar be a back-to-nature holiday, coupled with sublime Buddhist monasteries and pagodas, offering an insight into a slice of earth that has hardly been explored. This one is sure to go down as a ‘best experience’ in your list of travels.
The major towns of Yangon, Inle Lake, Bagan and Mandalay have their own distinct vibe that makes each day refreshing. The trip has been created in such a manner that you get a fair glimpse of all dimensions that Myanmar offers –spiritual, markets, nature and exclusive balloon rides as a special inclusion. Mynamar is a photographer’s dream right from the landscapes to the market streets loaded with shops. More than the sights, the enchantment lies in seeing the simple living of those who call it home. Whether it is the maroon robed monks or the farmers, there is a sense of contentment in the mood.
The relatively undiscovered nation is slowly catching up on ‘bucket lists’ and ‘must do’ recommendations. It’s best to go here before many other feet arrive to tread its glorious land.
Inle Lake : Naturally, it’s all about the water at Inle Lake town. Today, you embark on a full day tour of by a private boat. The day throws in views of the leg-rowing fishermen,floating gardens and even a floating village at Ywama (the lake’s downtown). Hopefully we can time this with a floating market that is held every 5 days at Ywama. Later we visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the weaving village of Inpawkhon and the jumping cat monastery, with beautiful antique Buddha statues.
Inle Lake – Bagan : It’s time for another domestic flight to Nyaung U. Check in at the hotel in nearby Bagan and be prepped for half of the day to be filled with a visit to the Manuha Temple, Nanpaya Temple and Abeyadama Temple. We end the temple trail at Lawkananda Pagoda. The day ends with a sunset boat ride along the legendary Irrawaddy River.
Bagan : A magical day of floating in the air on a hot air balloon is kicked off early. From the balloon you can look at the marvelous plains of Bagan and get a bird’s eye view of the wonderful pagodas and the Irrawaddy River. Later, we visit the NyaungOo market to get a glimpse of everyday life in Bagan. We spend the rest of the morning exploring Shwezigon Pagoda, caves of KyanzitthaUmin, Htilominlo Temple and Ananda temple. More village life can be seen at Anauk Pwa Saw and Minanthu. Late afternoon, we visit Dhammayangyi pagoda and finally enjoy the sunset from one of the most scenic spots in town.
Mandalay : Experience the scenic mountain flight over the mighty Himalayas in the small hours of the day.Spend the rest of the day exploring the Buddhist shrines – Boudhanath and Swayambhunath. End the day taking a stroll around Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure.
Departure : Get transferred to the airport in time for your international departure flight.
|November – February:||Winter months, recommended to travel|
|March – June:||Summer months, when it is is moderately hot in April, but May and June are avoidable.|
|July – September:||Monsoon months where trips are doable|