Day 1. Arrival at Yangon Airport.
Day 2. Have breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a full day excursion in the colonial city of Yangon culminating in a visit to the breathtaking Shwedagon Pagoda.
Day 3. Early morning transfer for your flight to Bagan. A transfer car will meet you on arrival to take you to your chosen hotel. Enjoy a full day tour of the archaeological zone with sunset from one of the tallest pagodas.
Day 4. Have breakfast at your hotel. Optional dawn champagne balloon ride over the pagodas of Bagan. Commence your full day tour of Bagan, a ‘tentative’ world heritage site. Sunset photographs from a different pagoda.
Day 5. After breakfast transfer to the airport for the short flight to Mandalay. After checking into your hotel, continue to the great Ayeyarwady River for a boat journey to the giant, unfinished pagoda of Mingun. Return to the city via Kuthodaw Pagoda, ‘the world’s largest book’ and enjoy the panoramic sunset views over the city from Mandalay Hill.
Day 6. Enjoy your breakfast then embark on a tour of the ancient cities area to the South of Mandalay. Continue in the afternoon onto Sagaing, the religious centre of Myanmar home to some 500 pagodas. Sunset photographs at the famous U Bein Bridge.
Day 7. After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho. On arrival travel to Pindaya and spend the afternoon exploring the town and cave temples. Continue onto Inle Lake and your chosen hotel.
Day 8. After breakfast board your boat for a trip across the lake, passing the leg-rowing fishermen to an ethnic 5-day market. Continue onto the ‘floating’ village and market of Ywama. Explore the stilted villages and floating gardens before crossing the lake to Nyaungshwe town. Drive to Heho for your afternoon flight to Yangon. Transfer on arrival to your chosen hotel.
Day 9. Depart from Yangon Airport.