Myanmar is your destination if you appreciate splendorous images and stunning scenery. You need look no further if you are interested in awe-inspiring cultural devotion and legendary historical testimony. Celebrated timeworn pagodas, magnificent holy shrines, and stunning natural scenery cover the landscape and await you at every turn. Amazingly, all this opulent beauty was shielded from the eyes of Westerners until recent years. You’ll gaze upon the fabled temples of old Burma and be inspired by their golden stupas and mosaic-inlaid art. The countryside and people of Myanmar are a part of a world that you would never dream of missing. Step back in time and treat your senses to the sights, sounds and tastes of this marvelous region.
Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, a gleaming gold spire that towers above the city. Its relics of past Buddhas make this the most sacred of Burmese pagodas. Then onto the National Museum for an orientation to this mystical country.
Governor’s Residence, Yangon
Explore the Shwezigon Paya Pagoda, built in 1090. Visit the Gubyaukhyi Temple at Wetkyi-Inn, built in the early 13th century, to see the colorful painting about the early life of Buddha; and then see the Gubyaukgyi Temple at Myinkaba.(B)
Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort, Bagan
DAYS 3 & 4
Visit Amanpura and explore the Mahagandayon Monastery. Stop at the most famous temples, such as Tupayon Paya and Hsinmyashin Paya (The Pagoda of Many Elephants). The last capital of royal Burma, Mandalay is one of the largest cities in Myanmar, and its cultural and spiritual center. Visit the Mahamuni Paya Temple, with its image of Buddha covered in six inches of gold leaf.(2B)
Sedona Hotel, Mandalay
DAYS 5 & 6
Heho Inle Lake
Enjoy a boat excursion on Inle Lake - calm waters dotted with patches of floating vegetation and fishing canoes. Visit the floating gardens, a floating market and an Intha village.(2B)
Inle Lake View Resort, Kaung Daing Village
This morning travel by boat and then drive back to Heho for your flight south to the fertile delta of the wide Yangon River to the city of Yangon. The afternoon is at your leisure.(B)
Governor’s Residence, Yangon
Today bid farewell to this exotic land. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home or on to your next destination.(B)
March 31, 2012
From $2,145.00 per person double occupancy.
From $645.00 single room supplement.
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- All transfers and fully guided daily sightseeing provided by a private deluxe A/C vehicle
- Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing in each city
- Entrance fees per final scheduled itinerary
- Airport porterage, where available (2 bags per person)
- Local taxes
- TravcoAssist (Medical Travel Assistance Plan)
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
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