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Myanmar
Classic
12 Days

From $4,490

​Discover the unchanged cultural of Myanmar with our Myanmar Classic Tour. This tour will take you to Yangon, Bagan, Mt Popa, Mandalay, Mingun, Amarapura, Ava, Sagaing, Heho and Inle Lake Cruises.

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Day 01: Australia ► Bangkok ► Yangon 
Morning depart Australia with Thai Airways to Yangon. Upon arrival meet your guide and transfer to four star hotel for 2 nights.
 
Day 02: Yangon (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner)
Today visit Sule Pagoda built more than 2,500 years ago, before the time of the Buddha, and continue to National Museum with its many ancient artifacts, ornaments, works of art, inscriptions and historic memorabilia. After lunch, visit Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as “Great Dragon Pagoda,” considered one of the most sacred and impressive stupas in Myanmar, topped with a 76-carat diamond.
 
Day 03: Yangon ► Bagan (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner)
Take a morning flight to Bagan, located in the dry central plains of the country, on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Begin by visiting the temple ruins at the ornate golden 11th century Shwezigon Paya, which served as a prototype for later stupas and has played an important part in the relationship between traditional Burmese religion and Theravada Buddhism. Continue to visit other historical temples in Bagan built by kings and princes, including the well-preserved Ananda Pahto southeast of Tharabar Gate, Gubyaukgyi Temple at Myinkaba, Manuha Temple and its seated Buddhas, culminating with a sunset visit to the Shwesandaw Paya, which is said to contain a couple of the Buddha’s hairs. Your cultural city tour will finish at a lacquer ware workshop where you will learn about an ancient art form that dates back to the 3rd century. Check-in to four star hotel for 2 nights.
 
Day 04: Bagan (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner)
After breakfast, visit the colourful local market in Nyaung U Inspired by the Mahabodhi in Bodh Gaya, India, Mahabodhi Temple (translated as “Great Awakening Temple”) is believed to be the site where Siddhartha attained enlightenment. Continue on to view impressive paintings, carved stucco and plaster at the Sulamani Temple, Nandamanny Temple and the Thatbyinnyu Temple. After lunch, enjoy free leisure time.
 
Day 05: Began ► Mt Popa ► Mandalay (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner)
Morning depart Began by road (1½ hours) will take you to Mt Popa, an extinct volcano with spectacular views. Its shrine is dedicated to animist spirits known as “nats”. You will have time to climb the 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the peak. The journey then continues through varied agricultural landscapes (230km – around 5 hours) to Mandalay. Upon arrival, check-in to four star hotel for 3 nights.
 
Day 06: Mandalay ► Mingun ► Mandalay (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner)
After breakfast, an excursion by boat on the Ayeyawarddy River to Mingun about 11km (1 hour) upriver from Mandalay. Your visit will start with the Mingun Bell, a magnificent sight of the world’s largest un-cracked bell weighing 90 tons, and will continue with Hsinbyume Paya as well as the unfinished Mingun Paya, built as one of the world’s largest Stupa by King Bodaw Paya. In the afternoon experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay including one of the most revered religious monuments in Myanmar, the Mahamuni Pagoda; the Shwe Inbin Monastery, the Golden Palace Monastery, a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda the world’s largest book, made of marble. Mandalay is also a major crafts centre. Visit a Kalaga tapestries craftsmen’s shop.
 
Day 07: Mandalay ► Amarapura ► Ava ► Sagaing ► Mandalay (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner)
After breakfast, proceed to Amarapura, 15km from Mandalay and visit Mahagandayon, a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a 1,000 monks live and study; continue to 200-year-old Ubein teak bridge, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was a Royal capital. Since then it is noted for silk- and cotton weaving. Visit a traditional hand-woven silk workshop before proceeding to Bagayar Monastery, with a superb collection of Buddha statues. Afternoon excursions to the former Royal Capital of Inwa (AVA), reached by a short boat trip, take an horse-drawn carriage to Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remains of the palace building nicknamed “the leaning tower of Ava“; Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, built of brick and stucco; Bagayar Monastery, famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. Time permitting, continue to Sagaing Hills, a retreat for Buddhist devotees for sunset. 
 
Day 08: Mandalay  ► Heho ► Inle Lake (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner)
Fly from Mandalay to Heho. Upon arrival, take a motorcoach to Inle Lake, where you can see the indigenous Intha people in their boats using the traditional method of using their leg to row. The lake’s shore and island consist of 17 villages on stilts, inhabited by the Intha people, who are known for their magnificent floating gardens. Participate in excursions to the Phaung Dawoo Pagoda, Inn Paw Khon Village (Lotus and silk weaving) and the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, also known as “Jumping Cat Monastery.” Stop at the floating gardens and local markets (on full moon or new moon days markets are not open). Check-in to four star hotel for 2 nights.
 
Day 09: Inle Lake (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner)
Set off on an excursion by boat to Indein and Sae Ma Village. Visit the hidden Indein Temple complex located on the shore of the lake, which consist of hundreds of small stupas overgrown by moss and greens. Continue on foot past rice fields to the Village of Sae Ma. After you explore the village and local school, you’ll have an opportunity to meet some locals and travel to a monastery to observe the monks’ daily activities. 
 
Day 10: Inle Lake ► Heho ► Yangon (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner)
Return to Heho and take a flight to Yangon, where you will visit Bogyoke Aung San Scott’s Market, which contains over 2,000 stalls and is the best place in Yangon to browse through countless local handicrafts. Visit Inya Lake and Park, a popular recreational area for Yangonites located next to Yangon University, where there are activities available to visitors including swimming, sailing and rowing. Later stroll around Kandawgyi Lake, also known as “Royal Lake,” to enjoy the sunset and the reflection of the Shwedagon Paogoda on its waters. Check-in to four star hotel for 1 night.
 
Day 11: Yangon ► Bangkok ► Australia (Breakfast)
Morning free leisure time. Afternoon, meet back at the hotel lobby and transfer to airport for your flight home.
 
Day 12: Australia
Arrive home in the morning with unforgettable memories.