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After breakfast, transfer to airport for a flight to Bagan. Formerly known as Pagan, it was the capital of several ancient Burmese Kingdoms. Upon arrival, make a visit to the Dhammayangyi pagoda, Bagan’s largest temple. Next, continue to the Mingalazedi pagoda, which is one of the few temples in Bagan with a full set of glazed terra cotta tiles. In the afternoon proceed to the Htilominlo pagoda, famed for its original fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations which are remarkably well preserved. Later, enjoy the sunset from one of the most scenic spots in town and check in your Bagan hotel.
Heho is known as the gateway to Inle Lake, which is just a short one-hour drive away. The people who live around this serene 22km-long lake are known for their peculiar style of rowing: standing on one leg they use the other leg to row. Floating vegetable gardens dot the lake’s surface and there are colorful morning markets on the lake shores. In addition, Inle Lake is home to silk and lotus weaving craft shops located on stilts on the lake. A wide range of bird species also inhabits the lake and its grasslands, adding to the beauty of this fascinating water world.
Colonial City Walk USD $77/person
Yangon (Rangoon), the former capital of Myanmar is still the largest city. It is the country’s economic hub and home to over four million people. Instead of modern high rise buildings, the streets of the city are lined with impressive colonial buildings and a stroll through the leafy boulevards of town will feel like you have stepped back in time. Walk along Pansodan street and admire the colonial style General Post Office and High Court. Stroll further towards the river and observe the City Hall and Customs House while passing religious pagodas and well maintained parks. Finish your trip at the colonial landmark Strand Hotel and enjoy a coffee or tea in the Strand Cafe.
Yangon City Highlights Tour $42/person
The city of Yangon is home to a vast collection of cultural sites. Start the day with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Golden pagoda, and its stupa dominates the city’s skyline. Continue with a drive to Kandawgyi Lake and walk around taking in the local life and culture. Drive to the southern part of town and visit the Sule pagoda. According to legend, this structure is over 2,500 years old. Finish the day with a visit to Chaukhtatkyi, known for the Reclining Buddha that measures 70 meters in length. (In Myanmar, all visitors to pagodas need to take off their shoes).
Visit To Thanlyin $106/person
Thanlyin is Myanmar’s largest port and located just a 1.5 hour drive across the Bago River from Yangon. Take a boat trip to the island of Kyauktan Ye Le Paya, home to one of the oldest pagodas in the region. The temple is home to a vast collection of glass mosaic decorations flashing in the sunlight, paintings and artifacts and displays fine Buddhist artwork and craftsmanship. Spend some time wondering through the small but busy morning bazaar and later finish you day with a visit to the Kyaik Khauk pagoda, which has a cyst-type stupa resting on high octagonal terraces. Its top is crowned with a nine-tier spire.
Trishaw Tour in Yangon $64/person
Discover Yangon in a unique way by traveling by trishaw. Invented in 1930 at Mandalay, the trishaw become most of popular public transportation in Burma. Burmese trishaws differ from other Asian countries in that instead the passenger sitting directly behind the paddler, in Burmese trishaws there are two seats in the passenger compartment and both of these seats are on one side of the paddler. With the special decoration, it helps to pass through small streets and is the ideal vehicle for Myanmar towns.Transfer by vehicle to Botahtaung Pagoda for a visit and then hop on the trishaw. Head to Nan Thi Dar jetty, stop for a while to observe local scenery (very busy, local riverfront). Then return to the city center and pass through the colonial area taking a short break to stretch your legs and walk around. After that, continue to Chaukhtatkyi, known for the Reclining Buddha that measures 70 metres in length and explore the Bogyoke Market (closed on Mondays and public holidays). Finish up at the Shwedagon pagoda, also known as the Golden pagoda, who’s stupa dominates the city’s skyline.
Yangon at Night $77/person
Yangon offers an exciting and completely different experience at night. Many people head to China Town to partake in a gastronomic feast with family, friends or colleagues. Start in the late evening with a stroll through the buzzing streets of Yangon and observe the real street life of the city. Visit the Chinese quarter where you can choose to sample authentic Myanmar food and mingle at the food stalls with the local people. Visit the colorful night bazaar and soak up the authentic nightly atmosphere before heading back to the hotel later at night.