Incentive & Festival Tours » Ancient Capitals Discovery

Duree: SRNT02
Duration: (5days / 4 nights)
Tour Route: Yangon – Mandalay – Pagan - Yangon


Day 1 Arrival-Yangon

International Arrival at Yangon airport & transfer to your hotel for check-in and refreshment. Then in the afternoon, visit animated downtown area to study the hustle & bustle of Yangon and colonial buildings. Then to Shwedagon Pagoda, “masterpiece of Yangon” and one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa and the city skyline from this Overnight in Yangon

Day 2 Yangon- Mandalay- Sagaing – Ava- Amarapura - Mandalay

Transfer to airport and take flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, visit Maharmuni Buddha Image and gold-leaf workshop, sculptures & wood-carving and puppets workshop. Then, visit Maha Gandayon monastery in order to learn monastic life of the Buddhist monks and proceed to Sagaing for lunch break. After lunch, enjoy a magnificent view from Pagoda Soon U Ponnya Shin over the surrounding area. In the afternoon, transfer to Ava Jetty and take a ferry to across the Myit-Nge River for a visit to the former royal capital of Ava. Visit by horse cart, passing through paddy and vegetation fields, to Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remains of the palace building nicknamed “leaning tower of Ava”, Bargayar monastery, famous for its impression ornate woodcarvings and teak posts in typical Burmese form and Maha Aungmye known as Mai-Nu Oat Kyaung beautiful monastery built of brick and stucco. Then, back to Amarapura to enjoy a stroll along U Pein Bridge, 200 year-old teak bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams. Return back to Mandalay.

Day 3 Mandalay- Bagan

Fly to Bagan in the early morning. Bagan “the mystic” extraordinary archeological site which do not have anything to envy that of Angkor with its 3000 temples and pilot pink brick stupas of the apogee of the Buddhist architecture of Myanmar. Starting a sightseeing tour with a diverse selection of the highlight religious edifices of Bagan such as “Shwezigone Pagoda” the prototype of Burmese stupa, “Ananda Temple” the most beautiful and classical fine-arts of 11th century, “Gubyaukgyi Temple” with magnificent mural paintings of 12th century, and Htilominlo Temple - the largest temples of Bagan etc...After lunch break, return to your hotel for a short rest in order to escape the extreme heat of the midday sun. In the afternoon, visit to Ananda Temple, with its four huge standing-Buddha images and numerous seated figures that are arranged around the interior gallery and Gu Byauk Gyi Temple ( under the protection of UNESCO), noted for its ancient mural paintings. Visit the impressive lacquer ware workshop and Myinkabar village for “Manuhar” and “Nanphaya” temples. Then enjoy a beautiful sunset from “Shwesandaw” pagoda that gives you magnificent and unforgettable scenery. Overnight in Bagan

Day 4 Bagan - Yangon

After breakfast at hotel, visit the colorful market of Nyaung Oo to see how the Myanmar local people start their day. Visit West Phwar-Saw village to see the daily life of villagers. Transfer to the airport for flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel & check in. Leisure on your own. Late afternoon, visit Bogyoke market [except on Monday] and wandering around china town area. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 5 Yangon- Departure

After breakfast, Leisure times until the transfer to the airport for international departure.

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis for the duration of the tour in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Private Air-Conditioned Car transfers from First day meeting point to the last day of the dropping point of the tour.
  • All entrance fees of the sightseeing places mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Private boat as mentioned in our itinerary.
  • Horse-Cart Charges + Ferry Boat at Innwa
  • Domestic flight tickets + Passenger Service Charges (PSC) as detailed in our itinerary
  • English / other language speaking Guide of your choice throughout
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • Porter Tips at Airport and Jetty only
  • Services not mentioned in our itinerary
  • Meals where not specified
  • Visa fees
  • International flight tickets to and from Yangon
  • Guide Tips, Driver tips, &Restaurant Tips
  • Expenditure of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)

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