ESSENCE OF BURMA

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Burma - also known as Myanmar - is a beautiful country which is renowned for its amazingly gilded pagodas and breathtaking landscape. Traveling to this country, you have the opportunity to indulge in world-famous tourist attractions, enjoy intriguing culinary art and explore the distinctive culture. That’s why choosing our "12-day Essence of Burma" tour for your upcoming trip is the right choice to get unforgettable experiences. During your journey, you will go through its most important religious sites, take exciting cruising trip on dreaming lake or visit the local markets and traditional workshops. Do not miss this chance to make your Myanmar holiday memorable!

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Yangon - Myanmar Capital - dubbed as Asia’s greenest city is your first destination in this journey. After visiting the most famous pagodas and tourist sites of Yangon, a flight will take you to Kalaw - where you can soak up the peaceful atmosphere and stunning beauty of Inle Lake. Mandalay - the second largest city of Myanmar, will welcome you with its splendor attractions and exciting boat trip on Ayeyarwaddy River. Continue your discovery to Myanmar’s former capital Amarapura then heads to Pakokku to get to know more about their fascinating culture. A boat trip to Bagan gives you the opportunity to admire its dazzling temples. End your Burma discovery with a remarkable time in Salay.
Day 1: Yangon Greeting!
When you arrive in Yangon, our car will take you to your hotel and do the check-in. You have some time for resting in your room, then dig in the welcome dinner while enjoying Myanmar traditional dance.

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Day 2: Get around Yangon’s appealing destinations
After breakfast, your excursion starts with the city major tourist spots, namely Sule Pagoda, Chauk Htat Gyi, Karaweik Hall, Scott Market, Kaba Aye Pagoda, and Mahapasana Cave. You will have lunch before continuing your first day with a visit to Botataung Pagoda, Golden Lion Throne, National Museum, and Shwedagon Pagoda where you can learn more about the unique beliefs of this religious country.

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Day 3: Welcome to peaceful Kalaw
When finishing your breakfast, take a flight from Yangon to Heho. Our car then takes you to Kalaw - the land promises to leave you impressive memories. Check-in at your hotel and lunch will be prepared for you. The rest of the day is time for you to freely explore local streets in your own way by strolling around and seeing the life of people here.

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Day 4: Devour Kalaw with its imposing caves
From your hotel, you will be delivered by car to Pindaya Caves - a usual site for tourists where you can admire thousands of impressive Buddhist statues and spectacular stalactites. You then travel by car to Nyaung Shwe for lunch. Move to your hotel in Inle Lake and dinner is prepared for you there.

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Day 5: Immerse in the gorgeous beauty of Inle Lake
After breakfast, our car transfers you to Nyaung Shwe Jetty. This day will be an outstanding point of your trip when you can take a boat trip on dreaming Inle Lake to visit the floating garden, leg-rowing fishermen villages and Indein & local broken temples. After enjoying your lunch at the restaurant on the river, head to Paungdawoo Pagoda and come back to your hotel when the sun’s down.

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Day 6: Outstanding Mandalay discovery
In the morning, take the car to Heho and fly to Mandalay for a new excursion. Have lunch after check-in your hotel and the car will deliver you to discover appealing tourist spots of Mandalay, namely Mahamuni Buddha, Shwe Inbin Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda, and traditional handloom silk workshop.

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Day 7: Make your journey remarkable with Mandalay
Have breakfast at your hotel and get ready for the cruising on Ayeyarwaddy River. You then visit Mingun Bell - the world 2nd largest working bell and Hsinbyume Paya Stupa which is famed for its impressive white appearance and unique architecture. A boat will take you back to Mandalay for lunch and then climb up the Mandalay Hills - the best place to watch the stunning sunset. A visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda ends your long day exploring.

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Day 8: Get lost in the ancient capital Amarapura
From Mandalay, travel by car to the former capital Amarapura to visit its major tourist spots including Buddhist Monastery of Mahagandayon, U Bein Bridge and Bgaya Monastery. After lunch, continue your discovery to Ava - the Royal Capital of Inwa by boat. Have a new experience on a horse-drawn to Nanmyint Watch Tower - a sole surviving structure of the old royal palace and Sagaing Hills for magnificent views from the top. Our car will transfer you through Chindwin Valley and Monywa to check-in at your hotel and have dinner.

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Day 9: Undoubtedly fascinating time in Pakokku
Head to Pakokku - the largest city in Magway after your breakfast at the hotel. On the way traveling, the car will drop by Pakangyi to see some local monasteries. When arriving in Pakokku, get closer to this place with the visit to the local market, learn more about the weaving industry and taste delicious peanut snacks. Get to jetty by car to take a boat trip to Bagan, have dinner then check-in your hotel.

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Day 10: Dig in Bagan - the paradise of sunshine
Getting around Bagan, you have a closer look of the ancient city throughout its most famous spots including Nyang Oo Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Ananda Temple, and the handicraft workshop. After having lunch in Myinkaba village, you continue to explore Manuha Temple and Bupaya Pagoda – a great place for watching the sunset and then return to your hotel.

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Day 11: Salay - a memorable end for your Burma tour
Have breakfast at your hotel and then move to Salay - the last stop in your Burma journey. Start your trip here with a visit to Yoke Sone Monastery and the local market. After finishing lunch to re-energize, reach the top of Mount Popa to visit Buddhist Shrine. Come back to Bagan.

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Day 12: Goodbye Burma
It’s time to say goodbye to Burma with the departure from Bagan. Your trip ends there. See you then!

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