Reclining Buddha

Myanmar Sample Schedule

These are sample itineraries. You can extend the length to include free time or select more optional sightseeing tours. Also Wagamama tours can include multiple destinations or more than one country.

 

Day
1
Japan – Yangon by flight. Transfer to hotel. Stay at hotel.
2
Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Yangon featuring Chaukhtatkyi, a colossal reclining Buddha and the National Museum (closed on Monday and Gazette Holidays), filled with artifacts and cultural exhibits of Myanmar. Continue your sightseeing to the beautiful Kandawgyi Lake and finish your tour with a visit to the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda which towers over all of Yangon. It is perhaps the most beautiful pagoda complexes in all of Asia and is one sight that no visitor to Myanmar should miss. Enjoy sunset over the Pagoda and return back to your hotel. Stay at hotel.
3
Early breakfast at the hotel, transfer and flight to Bagan. Upon arrival ,transfer direct for your sightseeing tour of one of Asia's most popular archeological destinations. Highlights include visits to Nyaung Oo Market; and many of Bagan’s distinctive pagodas such as Shwezigon,Wetkyi-in-GubyaukgyiAnanda Pagoda, one of the finest, largest and best preserved in Old Bagan; and next to it Ananda Ok Kyaung, one of the few surviving brick monastery buildings from the early Bagan period. Lunch at local restaurant.
Then visit a Lacquerware factory. We will also visit Dhammayangyi Pahto, a massive later period temple with the finest brick work in Bagan. Then as the sun goes down we will be at one of the ideal viewing sites selected by our tour guide. Return to your hotel. Stay at hotel..
4
Breakfast at the hotel, check-out and transfer to Bagan Airport for morning flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival at Mandalay Airport, meet and transfer directly for your sightseeing tour including a visit to the former royal capital of Amarapura where we will visit Mahagandayon Monastery, which is a school for young monks, and the nearby U Bein Bridge. It is more than two centuries old and at 1.2 km is the longest teakwood span in the world. Then continue to Inwa, which was founded in 1364 and lasted nearly 400 years as a royal capital. Highlights include the ‘leaning tower of Ava’, Maha Aungmye Bonzan, a brick-and-stucco monastery; and the elegant teakwood monastery Bagaya Kyaung. Transfer to your hotel for check-in. Stay at hotel.
5
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and continue your visit to Mahamuni  Pagoda; a gold leaf hammering craftshop, Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings; Kuthodaw Pagoda, renowned as the World's largest book for its 729 stone slabs containing the entire Buddhist scriptures, and if time permits Mandalay Hill for a view over the city and Ayeyarwaddy River. Then transfer to Mandalay Airport for flight to Yangon. Meet and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Stay at hotel.
6
After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Botataung Pagoda, which is hollow and through which you can walk and see many ancient relics and artifacts. Then you will go to the famous Scott Market (closed on Monday and public holiday); it was built in 1926 and  noted for its variety of handicrafts and other items which provide an excellent opportunity for our last minute shopping spree before a visit in China town. Lunch at a local restaurant and free at leisure until transfer to airport.
7
Yangon – Japan by overnight flight. Tour ends.
 
 
 
Day
1
Japan – Yangon by flight. Transfer to hotel. Stay at hotel.
2
Early breakfast at the hotel, transfer and flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, transfer direct for your sightseeing tour of one of Asia's most popular archeological destinations. Highlights include visits to Nyaung Oo Market; and many of Bagan’s distinctive pagodas such as Shwezigon,Wetkyi-in-GubyaukgyiAnanda Pagoda, one of the finest, largest and best preserved in Old Bagan; and next to it Ananda Ok Kyaung, one of the few surviving brick monastery buildings from the early Bagan period. Lunch at local restaurant. Then visit a Lacquerware factory. You will also visit Dhammayangyi Pahto, a massive later period temple with the finest brick work in Bagan. Then as the sun goes down you will be at one of the ideal viewing sites selected by our tour guide. Return to your hotel. Stay at hotel..
3
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Salay, which developed as an expansion of the city of Bagan in the late 12th Century, and much of the architecture dates back to this historic period. The appeal in Salay is its large number of attractive monasteries. Lunch at local restaurant.
Continue to Mt. Popa, which rose from the ground in a massive earthquake in 442 BC. Mt. Popa it’s a famous as the abode of the Nats (Spirit Gods) and has a panoramic view of the surrounding plains. We can also make a visit to one of the local families who make toddy palm juice for sale from the toddy palms. Return back to Bagan and enjoy sunset on top of a pagoda or temple chosen by our guide. Stay at hotel.
4
Breakfast at the hotel, check-out and transfer to Bagan Airport for morning flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival at Mandalay Airport, meet and transfer directly for your sightseeing tour including a visit to the former royal capital of Amarapura where you will visit Mahagandayon Monastery, which is a school for young monks, and the nearby U Bein Bridge. It is more than two centuries old and at 1.2 km is the longest teakwood span in the world. Then continue to Inwa, which was founded in 1364 and lasted nearly 400 years as a royal capital. Highlights include the ‘leaning tower of Ava’, Maha Aungmye Bonzan, a brick-and-stucco monastery; and the elegant teakwood monastery Bagaya Kyaung. Transfer to your hotel for check-in. Stay at hotel.
5
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Mandalay Jetty where you take a short and pleasant ride upriver to Mingun, the site of what would have been the world's largest pagoda had not King Bodawpaya died in 1819 thus halting all further work. Later an earthquake in 1838 split the monument and reduced it to partial rubble. Nonetheless, the mammoth base of the unfinished pagoda is still a very impressive sight as we approach from the river. Nearby we can also visit the Mingun Bell, moved from the zedi after the earthquake and now hung in a new shrine building. It is said to be the largest hanging un-cracked bell in the world. Afternoon  sightseeing  tour  of  Mandalay  includes  the  highly  revered  Mahamuni  Pagoda;  a  gold  leaf  hammering  craftshop, Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings; Kuthodaw Pagoda, renowned as the World's largest book for its 729 stone slabs containing the entire Buddhist scriptures, and if time permits Mandalay Hill for a view over the city and Ayeyarwaddy River. Stay at hotel.
6
Breakfast at the hotel, check-out and transfer to Mandalay Airport for morning flight to Heho. Upon arrival at Heho Airport be met and transfer to the unique and magical Inle Lake (about 1 hour drive), located about 900 meters above sea level and 22 km long by 11 km wide. Arrive at Nyaung Shwe jetty and start your sightseeing by long tailed boat to Innpawkhone Village where you can see lotus and silk weaving industries. Next visit Nanpan Village to see the traditional boat making, cheroot (Burmese cigar) making factory. In the afternoon, continue your visit to Phaungdaw U Pagoda and if we have time, take a short visit to Leshae Village where you can see the making of Buddha images from dried flower powder. Later visit to ‘Jumping cats’ Monastery and Floating Gardens. Stay at hotel.
7
Breakfast at the hotel, check-out and continue on Inle Lake sightseeing with a visit to Indain and its enchanting 17th century pagodas. To reach Indain and the nearby village you will take a boat ride up a small scenic creek that runs into Inle Lake. Afternoon, transfer to Heho Airport to fly back to Yangon. Arrive Yangon airport and drive to the hotel for check-in. Stay at hotel.
8
Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Yangon featuring Chaukhtatkyi, a colossal reclining Buddha and the National Museum (closed on Monday and Gazette Holidays), filled with artifacts and cultural exhibits of Myanmar. Continue our sightseeing to the beautiful Kandawgyi Lake and finish our tour with a visit to the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda which towers over all of Yangon. It is perhaps the most beautiful pagoda complex in all of Asia and is one sight that no visitor to Myanmar should miss. Enjoy sunset over the Pagoda and transfer to airport.
9
Yangon – Japan by overnight flight. Tour ends.