Yangon - Thanlyin - Bago - Yangon
DAY 1 Arrive Yangon
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Welcomed by our well-experienced tour guide. Yangon sightseeing starts with Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, the most well-known Buddhist temple in Yangon where a huge reclining Buddha image is housed. Then proceed to Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments and enjoy your visit to this gorgeous pagoda, which is believed to be 2,500 years old. The central stupa, glittering in the soft evening light, is surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues and is considered to be the symbol of Yangon. After visiting, drive back to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 02 Yangon - Thanlyin (coach/boat)
Today your guide will pick you up at your hotel and escape from the glamour and noise of Yangon to the small, rural town of Thanlyin and Kyauktan, just across the river from Yangon. Thanlyin is a relaxing place, with shaded streets and a busy market to stroll through, but there is little of the ancient city to be seen. Our first stop is at Kyaik-khauk Pagoda which is a scale-down Shwedagon with stupendous views from its hilltop location. Next, we'll visit Thanlyin's market where you can see local vendors and lives of rural Burmese people. Afterward, we'll continue our visit to the remains of the Portuguese-build church, which was constructed in 1750. Lunch at a local restaurant. (own account)
After lunch, continue our way to the southeast of Thanlyin to visit Yele Pagoda which is a sparkling floating temple adrift on a river. Catch one of the local ferry boats to reach the islet. If you wish, you can feed the massive catfish splashing about at the temple complex's edge. After exploring the Yele Pagoda, we'll back to Yangon and head to your hotel where the rest of the day is your leisure. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
DAY 3 Yangon – Bago
After breakfast, drive to Bago approximately 90 km and takes about 2 hours. Bago sightseeing includes “Kanbawzathardi Palace” the famous palace of King Bayinnaung (1551-1581 A.D.) is being extensively excavated and some buildings are being rebuilt. “Shwemawdaw Pagoda” was originally built by the Mon to a height to 23 meters in the 8th century and was rebuilt higher several times until it finally reached its present 114-meter stature in 1954, the highest pagoda in Myanmar. “Shwethalyaung Pagoda” Built in 994 A.D by King Mingadippa, It is 55 meters long and 16 meters high, another biggest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar built during the 9th century. “Kyaik Pun Pagoda” It was built by King Dhamma Zedi in 1476 A.D, four gigantic Buddha images all in sitting posture facing the four cardinal points of the compass. After sightseeing, proceed to Yangon. Arrive Yangon and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at Yangon.
Day 4 Departure
After breakfast, visit Bogyoke (Scotts) Market which is the most popular market and a great tourist destination in Yangon. You can shop souvenir, handicrafts, Jewelry, gems, clothing and foodstuffs. It is one of the precious colonial buildings you can find in Yangon. En route to the airport, stop at Mindhama elephant Camp for a view of a White elephant which is a rare kind of elephant and in Myanmar, they have been revered symbols of power and good fortune, as well.Then transfer to airport for your departure from Myanmar. We hope you enjoyed your vacation with Myanmar Vision and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip.
- 3-night accommodation based on twin sharing room with daily breakfast
- Private transfer and transportation during tour as per itinerary
- English speaking throughout/ station guide service
- All entrance & zone fees
- Porter charges at airport
- Entry Visa if needed
- Meals except where specified
- International airfare and tax (if any)
- Travel & Health Insurance
- Optional tours
- Any other expenses which are not specified in the package/ itinerary