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Hidden Treasures of Burma

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Hidden Treasures of Burma

Days 1-2 : Fly to Rangoon (Yangon)

Fly overnight to Rangoon. The former capital of Burma (Myanmar). On arrival you will be met by your expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 3 : Discover Rangoon

Start your journey with a city tour of Rangoon. Visit Sule Pagoda in the heart of the city, followed by a walk through the downtown area, passing the Indian Quarter. Observe the locals going about their daily activities at Mahabandoola Park before visiting the National Museum. After lunch visit the Bogyoke Market and relax at Kandawgyi Lake before watching the sun go down at the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda.

Day 4 : Explore Sri Ksetra

Drive to Prome on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, and transfer to the ancient city of Sri Ksetra. Travelling by ox cart, explore the spectacular ruins of the former capital of the Pyu Kingdom. Later visit Hmawzar Village.

Day 5 : Prome Market

Visit the lively Prome Central Market which is home to several ethnic minorities, and then witness fantastic views from Shwe San Taw Pagoda. Later in the day drive back to Rangoon via Shwe Myat Mhan Pagoda.

Day 6 : U Bein Bridge & Temples

Fly to Mandalay and transfer to Amarapura where you’ll visit Mahaghandayon Temple, home to several thousand young monks as well as a place of monastic study and strict religious discipline. Continue to U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest teak wood bridge, before driving to Ava where you will travel by horse and carriage to see the wooden Bagaya Monastery and Sagaing Hill before returning to Mandalay.

Day 7 : Explore Mandalay

Visit a local gold leaf handicraft shop and Mahamuni Temple, featuring Hindu and Khmer styles. Visit the Jade, Fish and Flower markets to see locals trading.

Day 8 : Cruise to Mingun

Take a boat to Mingun to visit the imposing Mantara Gyi Pagoda. After lunch visit Golden Palace Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda, then watch the sun set from Mandalay Hill.

Day 9 : Monywa & Bodhi Taung

Head to the trading post of Monywa via Thanboddhay Pagoda, said to contain over half a million colourful images of Buddha. In the afternoon visit the Bodhi Taung Buddha, the second largest freestanding statue in the world.

Day 10 : Hpo Win Taung Caves

Head to the Hpo Win Taung Caves, built into the limestone cliffs and home to 2,500 Buddhas. Transfer to Pakkoku and visit the ancient teak wood monastery of Pakhangyi Kyaung. Next, cruise to Bagan.

Day 11 : Explore Bagan

Visit Nyaung U Market and Shwezigon Pagoda, which is the most important Pagoda in Bagan. You’ll also visit Htilominlo Pagoda, Thatbaintnyu Temple and take a short drive through the scenic countryside to Minnanthu village.

Day 12 : Mt Popa & Bagan Temples

Travel to Mt Popa, stopping en route at a local village to learn how palm sugar is produced. Arriving at Mt Popa you visit Taung Kalat, which is a Buddhist Monastery located at the top of an extinct volcano. Return to Bagan and visit the temples of Manuha, Nanpaya and Gubyaukgyi.

Day 13 : Shwe U Min Caves

Fly to Heho and transfer to Pindaya to visit the Shwe U Min limestone caves. The caves are a famous Buddhist pilgrimage sight.

Day 14 : Inle Lake

Travel to Inle Lake for a boat trip past floating markets, gardens and stilt houses and to see the famous leg-rowing technique of the fishermen on Inle Lake.

Day 15 : Indein Pagodas

Cruise on Inle Lake to the crumbling Indein Pagoda Complex. Built in the 17th Century, it is home to nearly one thousand stupas and pagodas.

Day 16 : Rangoon

Fly to Rangoon and upon arrival visit Gaba Aye Pagoda and the artificial Mahapasana Cave. Later you’ll visit Botataung Pagoda and Nanthida Jetty. In the evening, stroll around Chinatown and through the night markets.

Day 17 : Fly Rangoon to UK

Fly overnight to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

Tour includes:

all international airfares
all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
all accommodation
all meals
entrance fees, guides and daily tours
visa fees for UK and EU passport holders

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