Bagan-Mandalay (By Malikha River Cruise 0600:1730 hr)
Mandalay – Departure
Day 1Arrival Yangon
Arrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by our tour speaking guide. Transfer to hotel for check in. The tour sightseeing start for visit to the old colonial-style city center with city hall, the gilded Sule Pagoda and Mahabandoola Park with Independence Monument, strand road and Yangon Jetty by Car (if time permit, you can observe and take a rest for drinking tea or coffee at Colonial building Strand Hotel (5 star hotel). Then continue visit to Botahtaung Pagoda and AhmaMya Nan Nwe, a devotee to thea Botahtaung Pagoda. She was known to be a dragon guarding the pagoda and BogyokeAung San (Scott) Market, is the most popular market (close on every Monday & Public holiday) and where you can buy luxury item, handicrafts, food stuff, clothing, jewelry, fashion and consumer goods.
Day 2Yangon-Bagan (By Flight-0630:0750 hr)
Early morning transfer to the airport to take domestic flight to Bagan. Arrive at Bagan, transfer to the hotel for check in. The tour visit to the one of Asia’s most popular archeological destination. We will visit colorful Naung U Market and visit some of Bagan most famous pagodas, including Shwezigon Pagoda, which is the most important reliquary shrine and house images of 37 Nats in Bagan. Then, continue visit to KyansitthaUhmin (Cave), Gupaukgyi Temple, it is a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of scences from the Jataka.
At afternoon, the tour continue visit to Htilominlo Temple with old murals and friezes and then approach to Tharabar Gate way into Old Bagan. Then, visit to Ananda Temple it is a whitewashed masterpiece and with four standing Buddha Images, Thetbyinnyu Temple, Dhamayangyi Temple which is famous for its interlocking mortar thickest brickwork. Late afternoon, continue to Shwesandaw Pagoda for beautiful sunset and then transfer to hotel and overnight in Bagan.
Day 3Bagan-Mandalay (By Malikha River Cruise 0600:1730 hr)
After breakfast, transfer to the Nayung U jetty to take a boat trip to Mandalay. On the way, you can enjoy and observe the way of local life along the Ayeyarwaddy River. Late afternoon, arrive at Mandalay jetty, transfer to hotel and overnight in Mandalay.
After breakfast at hotel, visit to Amarapura. Hightlights include Mahagandayon Monastery which is a school for young monks and observe the lunch process in morning, U Bein Bridge which is more than two centuries old and at 1.2 km longest teakwood span in the world. On the way, visit to the tradition hand-weaving silk workshop.
At afternoon, sightseeing tour of Mandalay includes Mahamuni Pagoda, gold of hammering, Mandalay Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda by surrounding 729 inscribed marble slabs, known as “the world’s largest book”, Shwenandaw "Golden Palace Monastery" to observe finest Myanmar wooden architecture and Atumashi Monastery and sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at Mandalay.
After breakfast, transfer to jetty to take a private chartered boat for a cruise over the Ayeyarwaddy River towards the former capital of Mingun. After a 45-minute cruise, arrive in Mingun, famous for its huge unfinished pagoda also home to the Mingun Bell, considered as the world’s largest uncracked ringing bell. Also visit the beautiful white Hsinbyume Pagoda.
At afternoon, boat trip to visit Ava (Innwa), it is located on an island between Ayeyarwaddy and Myitnge Rivers. The tour can visit Ava by horse cart to Nanmyint Watch Tower, The MahaAungMyeBonzan well known as Me Nu Oak-Kyaung(Brick Monastery) was built in 1822, Bagaya Monastery, Lacquer ware industry and Inwa Bridge spanning the Ayeyarwaddy River. Then , proceed to Sagaing, the hilltops, each crested with a pagoda, the banners proclaiming the Buddha’s teaching, the refuge from all ills and tribulations where over 600 monasteries for monks and nuns are located for Buddhist studies and mediation. Visit to U Min Thonze (or Thirty Caves Pagoda) which has many Buddha images in a shaped colonnade and the impressive Soon OoPonNya Shin Pagoda and Sunset form Sagaing Hill. At evening, return to hotel and overnight at hotel.
Day 6Mandalay – Departure
After breakfast, free time at hotel or shopping by your own arrangement. At afternoon, transfer to Mandalay airport for your international departure flight.