Route: Yangon – Bagan – Inle Lake – Yangon
Day 01: Arrival in Yangon by flight (D)
Day 02: Capturing Yangon’s highlights (B)
Day 03: Yangon – Bagan temple plain (B)
Day 04: Balloon Over Bagan – Horse cart ride Bagan (B)
Day 05: Bagan – Heho – Inle lake by flight
Day 06: Inle Lake Balloon Ride
Day 07: Inle – Heho – Yangon by flight
Note: Balloon is not available from April to Sep. Alternative photo chances will be suggested
Upon arrival in Yangon, you will receive a warm welcome of our tour guide and he will help you transfer to the hotel for check-in. The first day is for some short visits to outstanding religious sites in the city. Firstly, we drive to Sule Zedi where a sacred hair relic of Lord Buddha and other relics are enshrined. Our second stop is Chaukhtatgy Temple which has one of the biggest and most graceful Reclining Buddha statues in South East Asia. Afterward, we boat alongside Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake to take some photos before welcome dinner.
Stay overnight in Yangon.
Today, we will take a deeper insight view to Yangon. Start with a visit inside Shwedagon Pagoda - the iconic symbol of Myanmar, also Yangon's the most popular pagoda. It is a great cone-shaped Buddhist monument that crowns a hill about one mile north of the Cantonment. Annually, many Myanmar people come here to pray and make offerings.
Our next chance for photography is colonial streets. Yangon city boasts a real charm of British Colonial vestige with its remained buildings including High Court, Accountant General Office, Rander House, Emmuanual Church, Inland Water, Scott’s market, famous Strand Hotel, etc.
The pleasant walk in Yangon Downtown will lead you to China Town and Indian Quater where you can observe their daily life with street vendors, markets and temples.
Boarding a morning flight to Bagan, the sarced land of Buddhism.
Located on the southern part of Irrawaddy river bank, Bagan occupy 16km2 with more than 2500 pagodas and ruins. The architecture and religious art vary from one to another, featuring the uniqueness of Myanmar with amazing beauty.
This day, we will venture into the heritages of Shwezigon, Ananda and Htilomino pagodas - the most popular ones in Bagan for pagoda photo shooting.
In the early morning, we take a sunrise Balloon flight over the plains of Bagan. From above looking down, Bagan is beautiful as a watercolor picture. Along two banks of the gentle Ayeyarwady River are small villages hiding in the bamboo trees. The top of golden pagodas glistens under the sunlight. The flight surely gives you interesting and unheard-of experience of the country of Myanmar.
We will spend the rest of our day, discovering the way local people make lacquer ware and Nyang market. Nyang U market is a traditional activities remains at its origin for years. This is a really a place where you can capture the daily life of local people.
The highlight of this day focuses on the Balloon Ride over Bagan where you are to admire the spectacular of Bagan on air while floating with the wind and the sunset over Irrawaddy River. Gliding scenes of temples, river and specially sunset will be captured into your camera.
In the early morning, we take a flight to Heho. From here, we drive to Inle Lake via the Beautiful landscape of Shan state and make check- in hotel procedure. Our hotel is located on the surface of Inle Lake by a motorized boat.
Before moving to some highlights of Inle Lake, we will boat around the Lake to get its overall view. Inle Lake has long been considered “Venice of Myanmar”. On the surface of the lake, you can see floating villages, floating gardens, floating markets, several traditional villages such as forging, lotus-weaving, cheroot making and so on. The most special sight on Inle Lake is floating gardens where the local use the water hyacinth combining with seaweed on the bottom of the lake to keep the soil to grow more vegetables such as tomatoes, mint... Up and down the lake have many temples, monasteries with golden pinnacles brightening on the sunlight.
Our first stop is Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda where houses the five Buddha images. These images are covered with gold in order to make visitors not be able to see the original form. Leave Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, we continue to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery before turning back to your hotel.
Stay overnight on Inle Lake.
From Oct 2014, we offer you brand new and unforgetable of Balloon over Inle Lake. The biggest lake of Myanmar surrounded with layered moutains now are captured all in your eyes. You might see stilted houses hidden in jungle, occasional festivals, one-leg rowing boats and even bird sanctuary. Learn more about Balloon over Inle Lake here
The rest of the day is an trip to Indein where houses to hundreds of ancient brick stupas and pagodas dated back to 17th century. To complete the day, we will enjoy the beautiful sunset from the beautiful pagoda hill.
Stay overnight on Inle Lake.
After breakfast at hotel, we will transfer back to Heho and take a flight to Yangon. At Intel’ Yangon Airport, you will be await for flying back to home countries.
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