19 Days Yunnan (China)-Myanmar Pilgrimage Tour

Day 1 Arrive in Lijiang
Day 2 Lijiang
Day 3 Lijiang-Shangi-La
Day 4 Shangri-La
Day 5 Shangri-La -Shaxi
Day 6 Shaxi-Dali
Day 7 Dali-Kunming
Day 8 Kunming
Day 9 Kunming-Mandalay

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT’s arrangement

Meals: B

Welcome to Myanmar – Mandalay, upon arrive your local guide and driver will be waiting at the airport and ready to transfer you to hotel for check in. The rest of the day free at your own leisure

Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 10 Amarapura and Mandalay

Meals: B / L

Our guide and driver will pick up to you at 08:30AM and drive to U Bein Bridge. After that keep going to Mahagandayon Monastery in Amarapura is one of the biggest and most important monasteries in Myanmar. After a short visit to the monastery’s premises, the guests will be invited to serve rice and cakes to the center of the monastery from around 10:00 to monks passing by in queue. The ceremony takes place daily in the 10:30 AM. You will be joined by locals as they make their offerings, thus the donation is non-inclusive

At the afternoon, we’ll visit to mysterious “Maha Muni Buddha”, the most revered Buddha image in Myanmar. Being the most holy pilgrimage site, a rite of visiting pilgrims is to apply gold leaf to the statue. The result of this has left the statue distorted in some areas, namely the chest where there is 6 inches of gold leaf.

Mandalay Hill is the best place to introduce Mandalay city, to catch a glimpse in the morning or enjoy sun set, before or after your day touring. Nearby there are also many remarkable sights like the Golden Palace Monastery with its exquisite wood carvings, Kuthodaw pagoda, famous for housing the “Biggest book in the World” and Kyauk Taw Gyi pagoda with its huge Marble Buddha. This tour offers a great introduction to Mandalay and a memorable day touring.

Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 11 Mandalay-Irrawaddy Rive Cruise-Bagan

Day 12 Bagan | Valley of a Thousand Temples

Meals: B

This morning, explore Bagan. See its thousands of Buddhist pagodas spread in the valley of the Ancient City of Bagan. These pagodas were once owned by individual families during prosperous times. Visit the Nyaung Oo Market where locals buy and sell produce. Continue on to the Shwezigon Pagoda , the largest pagoda in Bagan painted with real gold.

Then enjoy a Horse Cart Ride to the small village of Taung Phi for a view of a teak monastery Continue by horse cart around temples and winding roads as the sun makes it’s way to the sky’s edge casting curious shadows from the temples across the plain. Continue to Shesandaw Pagoda. Watch one of the best sunsets in Southeast Asia before riding back to your hotel.

Overnight in Bagan.

Day 13 Morning Hot Air Balloon Ride, Full day of leisure

Meals: B

Enjoy a exciting morning Hot Air Balloon Ride in Bagan.

Ordinarily an average of 45 mins of flight duration is expected. However, the entire experience will last about 2 1/2 hours. On landing, our fully trained Myanmar ground crew will pack the balloon whilst passengers enjoy a glass or two of celebratory champagne.
Balloons over Bagan is a private Myanmar company that is committed to the preservation of Bagan and its environment. A contribution from each flight will be donated to community programmes that directly benefit the local population.

…..drifting over a panorama of a thousand ancient pagodas, silent in the shadow of low-slung mountains and against the banks of the mighty Irrawaddy river.

After the flying, then back to hotel for breakfast. You can relax in hotel or take a biking tour through the pagoda area to discover more interesting sites of Bagan.

Overnight in Bagan.

Day 14 Fly to Heho Inle lake – visit Htat Eian Cave

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour’s arrangement

Meals: B / L

Transfer to airport for onward flight to Heho where you will be picked up and transfer you to your hotel by the lakeside of Inle Lake.

Inle Lake locates in the highland of Myanmar in an altitude of around 3,000 feet above sea level.  Here you will enjoy different atmosphere and ambience from middle part of Myanmar.

After check in hotel you will visit Htat Eian Cave the interesting cave with many deep passageways and numerous Budda images there’s monk living there for praying and Meditating. Also a monastery nearby and you can chat with the monks.

Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 15 Full day Inle lake Excursion

Meals: B / L

Your Excursion today will be made by long tail boat to see life of In-tha (name of local ethnic people live on the lake), to discover their unique floating farms and life on floating village. you will also see how the local fisher to fish with only one leg paddling the boat, then visit five day market one of Inle Lake’s most popular and picturesque sights where you see some tribal ladies selling their farm products and the Long Neck Ladies who were relocated from the Myanmar and Thailand border.

Rest of the day is at leisure to relax.

Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 16 Full day Relaxing

Meals: B

Enjoy your full day relaxing at your own leisure.

Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 17 Flight to Yangon | Royal Style Dinner

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT’s arrangement

Meals: B / D                                                                                                  

In the morning, transfer by flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, The Strand Yangon for check in.

In the evening, enjoy a Cultural Dinner Show on the Karaweik Palace, which is a floating marble boat. The show features the traditional instruments, attire, and dances of Burma conveying the ten national arts. After the show, return to your hotel for the evening.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 18 Yangon Capital Highlights

Meals: B / L

After breakfast, then go to visit the downtown area to see the Old City Hall, and Maharbandoola Park. Then stroll along the old street ending at the old Strand Hotel. Next, drive to Botahtaung Pagoda which features golden decorations inside. Continue to Bogyoke Market which sells many Burmese traditional handicrafts including stone, wood and bronze carvings, and much more.

In the afternoon, visit Kandawgyi Park near Chaukhtetgyi Reclining Buddha Image – one of the largest in Yangon. Continue to the highlight of Yangon: the golden Shwedagon Pagoda, which has been described as one of the wonders of the world. Shwedagon plays a very important role in the Old Burmese History and also is an important Buddhist icon. Enjoy the sunset over the pagoda.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 19 Farewell from Yangon!

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement

Meals: B

Enjoy relaxing time in the morning until transfer to airport for onward flight to your sweet home.

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