Yangon previously known as Rangoon was the former capital of Myanmar. It is quite a unique place with old colonial structures making way for the new age skyscrapers amidst the company of glittering temples. Arrive in the energetic city of Yangon and explore the country’s history and diverse cultures, through stunning tourist attractions like museums, temples and the unforgettable Shwedagon Pagoda as one of the highlights of the day.
Late in the evening the Yangon Harbor comes to life presenting a spectacle of nature, view the sunset on cruise and binge on the Burmese delicacies at night fall.
On the second day of this trip a short flight will take you to another of Myanmar’s popular provinces called Bagan, it is an archeologist’s delight. Here one can spend their time exploring a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples.A horse carriage ride around the city takes you back in time giving you a feel of the imperial as you pass through temples pagodas and colonial buildings. Scavenge through one of the most busiest and lively Nyaung Oo Market for some explicit souvenirs before proceeding to Myinkaba village to experience the asian village lige and traditional lacquer ware workshops. Spend a lazy afternoon visiting the countryside village of Minnanthu before taking a sunset boat cruise on the Irrawaddy River. This trip also allows you to pamper yourself to the traditional Burmese massage at the hotel.
Once again air travel beckons you as you take a domestic flight to Mandalay, the city boast spiritual landmarks including the holy Mahamuni Pagoda, the Buddha statue is covered with gold leaf, and Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to 729 marble stone slabs inscribed with Buddhist scripture. An evening at the picturesque Mandalay Hill is perfect finale of the day.
The long procession of monks and novices lining up for lunch and take a horse carriage ride through the ancient teak temples in Ava are the main attractions in the former capitals of Amarapura, Ava and Sagaing. Cross the Irrawaddy River to reach the ancient temples at Sagaing Hill and experience sunset walk across the world’s longest teak bridge at U Bein Bridge.
Next on the list of ‘Myanmar Sensation’ is the village, ‘Nyaung Shwe’, that leads to Inle Lake. Learn the art of Burmese cooking here with the help of an English speaking teacher. What a delight it is to eat the food you cooked yourself. Then, head out in Inle Lake and watch Intha fishermen and their unique one-legged rowing styles, cruise past the local villages on a private motorboat and experience rural lifestyle. The Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, a simple wooden temple perched by the lake is famous for their jumping cats. Visit the Intha silks and Burmese cigars in the cheroot factory at Inpawkhone weaving village a hot spot for the new age tourists.
On the 7th day you are back to Yangon but not before exploring the bustling floating market, sail along a small canal to Paoh village of Indein. It offers the sight of beautiful Alaung Sitthou with its vegetation-covered Stupas overlooking the breathtaking Inle Lake. Cherish 8 days of witnessing mere spectacles the trip truly is a realization of ‘Myanmar Spectacular’.
Myanmar Sensation| 8 Days / 7 Nights; Highlights
- Yangon – Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market and Shwedagon Pagoda
- Bagan – temples of Ananda, Htilominlo, Shwezigon
- Visit local market, villages and lacquer ware shop
- Horse-carriage ride
- Sunset cruise along Irrawaddy River
- Traditional Burmese massage
- Mandalay – Mahamuni Temple, Kuthodaw Pagoda
- Visit Amarapura, Avan, Sagaing
- Inle – Cooking class at Nyaung Shwe
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