Myanmar 10D/9N + Tour
Day 1: arrive Yangon in morning and transfer to hotel; afternoon visits include the Gems Museum, the Myanmar Gallery of Contemporary Arts and the Shwedagon Pagoda. In the evening dinner with magnificent cultural show at Karaweik floating restaurant on Kandawgyi Lake. Overnight Yangon
Day 2: tour of Yangon visiting the Bo-Ka-Lay Market, the famous Scotts Market and the National Museum. Also visit the White Elephants at Min-Da-Ma hill, and Kyauk-Taw-Gyi Pagoda which houses the largest marble Buddha Image in Myanmar. In the late afternoon visit the Botataung Paya on the Yangon River. Overnight Yangon
Day 3: Drive to Pyay (Prome) in morning and visit Shwemyetman Paya.and Sri Ksetra the ancient city of the Pyu peoples dating back to at least the 5th century AD. Overnight Pyay.
Day 4: morning depart Pyay and drive to Bagan via Magwe and Mount Popa nature reserve. Overnight Bagan.
Day 5: depart for Bagan early morning followed by all day tour of Bagan including visits to Nyaung-U market; Shwezigon Paya which was started by King Anawrahta and completed by King Kyansittha; Kyansittha Umin Paya built into a cliff face; Gubyaukgyi Paya in Wetgyi Inn Village built in the 13th century and with fine stuccowork on the exterior walls; Htilominlo temple from 12th century and Upali Thein Ordination Hall named after a famous Monk called Upali. Afternoon visit the Bagan Museum; Gawdawpalin Pahto one of the largest of Bagan's Temples; Ananda Patho with four 9.5 meter Buddha Images and four 10.6 meter high teakwood gates; lacquerware workshops; and see the sunset from the upper terrace of Shwesandaw Paya which was the first Stupa built in Myanmar. Overnight Bagan.
Day 5: all day tour of Bagan; morning visit the famous Izagonna temple famous for paintings and from where you can see a panoramic view of the Bagan area; Toyoke Pay temple (13th century); Payathonzu temple which is famous for mural paintings from the 13th century. Also visit Phwasaw village, Dhamarazika Stupa (12th century) the largest Pentagonal Stupa in Bagan. After lunch visit Manuha Temple (end of 11th century) and Nanphaya Temple dating from the early 12th century to see one of the best stone carvings of Hindugod Bramin; Gubyauk gyi Temple (early 12 century) in Myinkapar village which was preserved by UNESCO about 20 years ago and which has beautiful colourful paintings; Mingalar Zedi the last of the Payas to be built before the decline of the Bagan Era; Dhamayangyi Temple; Shwegugyi temple from 12th century. Late afternoon take a sunset cruise by from boat from Pyathatgyi Temple. Optional trip with Balloons Over Bagan ~ see the magnificent Pagodas from the air!! Overnight Bagan
Day 7: Fly to Mandalay in morning and visit the Maha Muni Pagoda; stone carving and tapestry workshops, a silk weaving factory in Amarapura and the magnificent Pagodas on Sagaing Hill. Overnight Mandalay.
Day 8: take a boat ride across the Ayeyawady River to Mingun and see the world's largest ringing bell and the Mingun Temple. Afternoon take short boat ride to Innwa ("Ava") and then a buggy to visit this old Capital. Continue on to the World's biggest book and Hman Kyaung ("Glass Hall Monastery"). Evening see the sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight Mandalay.
Day 9: morning depart Mandalay for Ngapali Beach. Overnight Ngapali after indulging in delicious fresh seafood.
Day 10 to Day ???: after relaxing on the beach for as many days as you want take a 45 minute flight back to Yangon for international departures.
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