YANGON – MANDALAY – PAUKKAN CRUISE – BGAN – INLE LAKE – YANGON (10 DAYS / 09 NIGHTS PROGRAM )

YANGON – MANDALAY – PAUKKAN CRUISE – BGAN – INLE LAKE – YANGON

10 DAYS / 09 NIGHTS PROGRAM

Day 1 (Friday) Arrival Yangon

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Arrive to Airport and transfer to hotel.Visit  Colonial Style Buildings downtown the Chinatown area and the Indian quarter. Enjoy your photo stop at Sule Pagoda and City Hall.In the afternoon, drive around pass through the Karaweik Royal Barge. Then visit to the reclinging Buddha at  Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, and enjoy sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda.

Day 2 (Saturday) Yangon – Mandalay

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Fly to Mandalay.Drive to Amarapura, visit U-Bein Bridge, Mahagandayon Monastery, Silk Weaving, Gold Leaf Beating.In the afternoon, visit Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace Monastery), Kuthodaw Pagoda (also known as the Maha Lawka Marazein Pagoda), Kyaukdawgyi Pagoda, Mandalay Hill.

Day 3 (Sunday) Mandalay – RV Paukkan Cruise – Mingun

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Transfer to Sagaing Jetty, to board RV Paukkan Cruise. Cruise all day long. In the late afternoon we stop at Yandabo, a village specializing in Pot-Making, visit the Pot workshops, the monastery and the school.

Day 4 (Monday) RV Paukkan Cruise – Yandabo – Shwe Nann Tint

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 Early in the morning cruise downstream. Visit Sagaing can go ashore with the assistance of our Ship Manager or their own guide. We resume our downriver voyage at 10.30 hrs and we will sail all day long. In the late afternoon we stop at Yandabo, a village specializing in Pot-Making.

 

Day 5 (Tuesday) RV Paukkan Cruise – Bagan

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 Early morning, continue downstream to Bagan. Visit Nyaung U Local Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Gubyaukgyi Temple, Wetgyi-Inn Village, Htilominlo, Lacquer Ware Factory.Afternoon, visit Ananda Temple, Nanpaya Temple, Manuha Pagoda, Myazedi Stupa.Enjoy Sunset at Shwe Sandaw Pagoda (or) Buu Pagoda.

 

Day 6 (Wednesday) Bagan – Popa – Salay – Bagan

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Drive out of Bagan to visit Mount Popa. In the afternoon, drive to Salay and visit Yokesone Monastery, which is the oldest surviving wooden monastery hall, Payathonzu, Man Paya - a large lacquer Buddha image, said to date from the 13th century.  Return to Bagan through Chauk.

 

 

Day 7 (Thursday) Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake

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Fly to Heho. Transfer from Heho airport to Nyaungshwe on the edge of Inle Lake and board your own local boat to take you to your hotel.  In the afternoon, enjoy your Inle Lake Boat Trip and you will see the lake's unique “Leg Rowers” – the Intha people row standing up with one leg wrapped around an oar. Visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and  Nga Phe Kyaung (Jumping Cat Monastery).

 

Day 8 (Friday) Maing Thauk – Indein

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This morning visit to village of Maing Thauk on the edge of Inle Lake by boat.  Walk up a dirt track through the village and continue up the hill to a stupa. In the afternoon, we enjoy another boat tour to Indein.

 

Day 9 (Saturday) Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon

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Leave your hotel by boat to Nyaung Shwe jetty and drive by car to Heho Airport for your domestic flight to Yangon. Arrive at Yangon Airport and drive to visit Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda), Mahar Parsana Cave, Bogyoke (Scott) Market, Botathaung Pagoda, China Town.

 

Day 10 (Sunday) Yangon departure

Transfer to Yangon Airport for your departure flight.