Discovering Myanmar - 13 days & 12 nights
Myanmar (Burma) is a melting pot that has assimilated populations from India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Since the opening to democracy in 2010, Burma has lost nothing of its magical atmosphere and of the hospitality of its inhabitants. Discover this fascinating country: from the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon to the royal cities of Mandalay area, from the lake villages of Inle Lake to the thousands pagodas and Buddhist temples of Bagan. An unforgettable trip.
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At each request we make a personalized proposal and a quotation depending on:
your interests, the duration and the period of the trip, the number of participants and the category of hotels.
The circuit below is given only as an example.
You will go straight to Sagaing. This is a sacred hill where stand 600 stupas and monasteries.
Continue by the market of Sagaing then you will visit a small village of potters.
Next stop Amarapura, the penultimate royal capital of Myanmar and the monastery of Mahagandayon.
The legendary U Bein Bridge, the longest teak deck in the world, will be joined at sunset.
Departure for Shwenandaw, the last structure of the Royal Palace, famous for its remarkable woodcarvings.
From Mandalay, you will embark on a private boat for a 1-hour trip on the Irrawaddy river to discover the unfinished Pagoda of Mingun and the superb white pagoda of Hsinbyume which was built according to the Buddhist cosmology.
Before returning to Mandalay by boat, you can explore the small quarters of Mingun where the traditional craftsmanship is very dynamic.
In the afternoon you will visit the peaceful hill of Yankin ; you will climb the stairs to the top to enjoy a panoramic view over Mandalay.
Return to the city center in the evening.
The urban landscapes of Mandalay gradually fade to give way to the scenes of Burmese rural life. You will have the opportunity to discover the traditional methods of fishing and to cross boats carrying goods. On the banks of the Irrawaddy you will see farms and villages. At the water's edge the women do the daily laundry while the children refresh themselves in the waters of the river.
In the late afternoon Bagan and its 2000 pagodas appear on the horizon.
Then visit the village of Myinkaba and the Temple of Gubyaukgyi as well as the two small temples Manuha and Nan Paya.
Finally, you will visit traditional lacquer and wood craftwork workshops.
In the late afternoon continue your tour of the temples of Bagan and you will witness the beautiful sunset from the top of one of these temples.
Or, if you wish, you can make an excursion to Mount Popa, a few kilometers from Bagan.
Direct departure to Kalaw.
Stroll around the surrounding villages to enjoy the local atmosphere.
Along the way, you will have the opportunity to stop in a workshop of paper and bamboo made umbrellas and to visit the Shweyanpyay teak monastery.
Walk in the small village of Nyaungshwe before boarding a privatized boat to reach your hotel by Inle Lake .
Then head for Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the main sanctuary of the lake, which houses five sacred statues of Buddha, covered with gold leaves. You will also discover the varied craftsmanship of Inle, such as the weaving of lotus fibers. In the afternoon you will sail up stream on a small river to Indein. Stroll through the village before taking a long covered track that leads to the top of a hill to discover the magnificent complex of Indein with its hundreds of stupas overgrown with vegetation.
Then you will visit the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda with its famous stupa 100 meters high, covered with tons of gold. The mystical atmosphere and religious rituals will make you vibrate in the fervor of the place, a memorable experience.