Yangon - Pagoda Shwedagon
|7 days and 6 nights|
Myanmar (Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Kalaw)
The tour can be:
- Collective ( guaranteed departure with minimum 2pax, Italian Speaking Guide)
- Private (daily departures, Italian Speaking Guide with a minimum 2pax)
On the last day, the flight Heho / Rgn (Yangon) arrives in the morning, so it is necessary that to book the international flight for the return of passengers in the AFTERNOON (possibility to add extra charge when booking the day use at the Sedona Hotel) . Otherwise you will need to spend another night in Yangon. In this case, you can add an extra during the booking process which will include dinner on the last day + overnight at hotel in Yangon with breakfast + transfer to the airport the next day.
Day 01: Yangon
The great Shwedagon pagoda and also known as "the golden mountain", nearly 100 meters high, covered with 2 tons of gold, stands on a hill of 60 m. visible across the city, and the umbrella at its top is covered with thousands of precious stones. In 1920 Somerset Maugham described it thus: "The Shwedagon stands superb, glistening in her gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the 'soul'.
Arrival at the international airport in Yangon - transfer to the hotel (free lunch) - tour of Yangon was founded in 1755 and is one of the most 'fascinating city' Asian. Until 2006 Yangon was also the capital of the country, before it was officially moved to a city built from nothing hundreds of kilometers further north and in the middle of the tropical jungle, Naypyidaw. It remains one of the most important commercial centers. A large part of exports and imports pass through the port of Thilawa, the largest and busiest of Burma. The city has 6 million inhabitants of different ethnic Burmese who live peacefully together in India and China, and is a fascinating mixture of buildings of different styles: English Victorian period, Chinese, Burmese, Indian ... watered by rivers and with 2 lakes, shady parks and tree-lined avenues from which the towering spiers of the many pagodas scattered everywhere. The Burmese people as the traditional "Longji" (sarong) and women use to adorn the face with a cream-white, the "tanaka" of vegetable origin. The Strand Road, the main street, along the Irrawaddy River, which runs through the city and the bustling waterfront hub for commerce and communication. The tour includes: the gigantic reclining Buddha and Shwedagon pagoda. A myriad of small pagodas, temples, shrines, pavilions and statues, framed by the mighty central stupa that rises to nearly one hundred meters, completely covered with gold leaf, and embellished with gems and diamonds on the top of the umbrella. The day ends with a dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 02: - Bagan
Towards the middle of the eleventh century Bagan, under King Anawrahta (1044-1077), it became a kingdom only beginning its golden age, where the Mon culture and especially its form of Theravada Buddhism exerted a dominant influence. King became a staunch supporter of the ideas and practices Theravada starting a program of great buildings in support of the new religion. From the reign of Anawrahta, until the conquest by the forces of Kublai Khan in 1287, Bagan was the vibrant center of a frenzied religious architecture. Early morning transfer to the airport - flight Yangon / Bagan - arriving in about 1 hour. It takes advantage of the early hours' cool of the day to visit Bagan most glamorous of Burma. It is thought to have been built here probably more than 13,000 temples, pagodas and other religious structures, now there are about 2000. A unique heritage, among the most significant archaeological sites of Southeast Asia and the world. In 2002 it was awarded the status of World Heritage Site. Two main types of architectural structures are located in the historic area of Bagan. The pagoda or stupa (in Burmese Zedi) is one of the main Buddhist monuments. Originally a pile of stones has become a tomb, then acquired cosmic symbolism of the Buddha containing his relics. The other is the temple, or Pahto, which can take a variety of forms. Temples (gu) were inspired by the caves dug into the rock by the Buddhists in India. They were larger buildings and multi-floor, places of worship that included richly frescoed corridors with sacred images and statues. Cannot miss a stop at the colorful market in Nyaung-oo, very animated in the morning hours, then visit the beautiful Shwezigon pagoda, whose bell-shaped stupa became the prototype for all the other pagodas in Burma, will follow' visit other pagodas and temples of the most important and spectacular, and the factory of the beautiful lacquer, typical of Bagan. Visit the Ananda Temple, the temple Manuha particular, to conclude with an unforgettable sunset panorama of a high pagoda. Lunch at local restaurant on the river, dinner in a typical restaurant with show. Overnight.
Day 03: - Bagan Mandalay --- (Overland)
Capital from 1857 to 1885, is today an important cultural, religious and commercial center of Myanmar. Here they alternated the Burmese capital since the fall of Bagan, until its fall during the British and adventurous escape of the last King of Burma in India. Several buildings in the city 'and its surroundings bear witness to the ancient splendor of the last Burmese kingdom. After breakfast, depart for Mandalay through the landscapes of Central Burma: there are crops, villages, and local life. Arrival in Mandalay after about four hours. The last capital of the Burmese kingdom, before the British occupation it decreed the end, sending the hapless king Thibaw in exile, it is now the country's second city with a population of around one million. Second breakfast at local restaurant and in the afternoon begins the visit includes a stop at the workshops of puppets and tapestries, the visit to the monastery Shwenandaw, with beautiful inlaid wood, wonderful example of traditional Burmese, only surviving building of the Royal Palace completely destroyed during the Second World War. So the Kuthodaw Paya, which was the result of a great synod of 2400 monks, called by King Mindon in 1857 to establish the definitive canon of the original oldest of the 15 holy books that handed down the teachings of the Buddha. The text was carved in Pali on 729 marble slabs. It is estimated that to read the entire "book" a person would take at least eight hours a day for 450 days. Continue along the panoramic view of the city 'from Mandalay Hill. Dinner and overnight in Mandalay.
Day 04: - Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay.
After breakfast begins immediately visiting the charming Amarapura, an ancient capital, the monastery Mahagandayon where we witness the procession and silent communal meal of about a thousand monks, the U Bein bridge, the longest teak bridge in the world all of which walk. So you can admire, from the overlook, the magnificent panorama of the hills of Sagaing, dotted with temples and pagodas. Continue to the neighborhood where they work the marble, where you visit the 'important Mahamuni pagoda with great seated Buddha from dall'Arakhan, covered with sheets of gold votive. Walk in the colorful market. Lunch. Continue to Mandalay, transfer to the pier. Boat trips to local Mingun, an ancient city 'real. Along the banks of the river they are observed landscapes and scenes of the river life. Visit the archaeological area which includes the huge Mingun unfinished pagoda, the largest bell in the world, weighing 90 tons, and pagoda Myatheindan, built with special turns white, symbolizing mountains mythological. Return to Mandalay. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 05: - Inle Lake - In Shan State
Inle Lake is a shallow stretch of water, about twenty kilometers long and ten at its most wide. It 'clear, and of particular interest because of different environmental factors, the serenity of the people and the sweetness of the landscapes. In this exceptional place the 80,000 inhabitants of ethnicity Intha which means "Sons of Water", live, work, study, pray, all the water!
Transfer to the airport and short flight from Mandalay to Heho, Shan State, on the border with Thailand, said the "Switzerland of Burma" for the beautiful mountain landscapes. Arrival and departure to the Inle Lake through scenic route, arriving in about 1 hour. We embark on motor launches and immediately begins the tour of Lake Inle, with second breakfast in the restaurant: the lake is very nice and extremely picturesque! You meet a world apart ', a unique population, that of Intha, who lives on the lake, and the lake draws life. You can see the fishermen rowing with his leg and fish with a special conical pot, floating gardens built with mud and water hyacinths and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Visiting the monastery Nga Pha Kyaung once famous for cats trained by monks, the villages of Intha, built over the water, and the great pagoda Phaung Daw U Kyaung, the most 'important state of Shan. Dinner and overnight.
Day 06: - The Mysterious Site Of Inthein
Breakfast. Morning departure by motor launches to visit the beautiful hills of Inthein in secondary arm of the lake. Here are more than a thousand pagodas dating from the thirteenth century around a monastery. It returns to the dock through a forest of tall bamboo. Second breakfast in the restaurant on the lake. Continue through the villages of the central part of the lake, the village of Impawkho where dozens of women work the looms, so you can admire other villages built on the water, to Nampan and the famous crops of fruit and vegetables floating on water. Return for overnight stay and dinner at the hotel.
Day 07: - Drive back to Yangon and out (afternoon)
Transfer to airport for flight to Yangon. It ends consistent with the international departure time visiting the city of Yangon. Second breakfast at local restaurant, transfer to the airport and departure.
- Tour with local guide speaking Italian,
- Accommodation in the hotels mentioned or similar
- Domestic flights of private local airline
- Porterage at airports (1 suitcase each),
- Full board except lunch on day of arrival
- Transfers and tours with private means,
- Entrance fees to the sites mentioned,
- Motorboat Inle Lake, boat to / from Mingun
Price does not include
- International departure tax
- Extra personal
- Entry visa
- Anything not expressly mentioned in “Quote includes”