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Best of Myanmar with Balloon

Best of Myanmar with Balloon

PriceFrom: $0
Duration6 days 5 nights
Physical LevelEasy
Balloons over Bagan is the only service that offers visitors an unparalleled aerial view of the region’s stunning landscape from a hot air balloon. It has been rated as the top activity for visitors to Bagan on travel website Tripadvisor and has been featured in numerous international travel publications, including the Weekend Journal of The Wall Street Journal.
Detailed Itinerary
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Day 01
Yangon arrival
Upon arrival in Yangon, you will receive a warm welcome of our tour guide and he will help you transfer to the hotel for check-in. Firstly, we drive one around Yangon city to contemplate the colonial style buildings, the Chinatown area and the Indian quarter. Then we will stop at Sule Zedi where a sacred hair relic of Lord Buddha and other relics are enshrined. Our second stop is Chaukhtatgy Temple which has one of the biggest and most graceful Reclining Buddha statues in South East Asia. Afterward, we boat alongside Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake to take some photos before moving ahead to Shwedagon Pagoda. Shwedagon Pagoda is the most popular and well-known pagoda in Yangon. It is a great cone-shaped Buddhist monument that crowns a hill about one mile north of the Cantonment. Annually, many Myanmar people come here to pray and make offerings.

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon.
Day 02
Yangon to Bagan temple tour
After a morning flight from Yangon Airport, we will have a full day of sightseeing Bagan. Home to more than 2000 temples, Bagan’s beauty and historical significance is unsurpassed. To start the day, we visit Shwezigon pagoda- the most important reliquary Shrine in Bagan, a centre of Prayer and reflection for the new Theravada faith King Anawarahta. Then we move to Kansitta “Cave” temple which served as a place of lodging for monks. Its long dark corridors are painted with murals, some of which depict the Mongul soldiers. Equally beautiful, Gubyaukgyi “cave” temple is famous for fine frescoes of “jataka tales”. Our last stop in the morning is Htilominlo – the last Bamar style temple built in Bagan, with old murals and friezes.

In the afternoon, we will explore Ananda Temple which is considered to be one of the most surviving masterpieces of the Mon architecture and also known as the finest, largest, best preserved of the Bagan temples. Next, we will visit Dhamayangyi – a massive-looking temple dating from end of 12th century. The temple has long been famous for its interlocking mortar less brickwork. Afterward, we head to Mingalarzedi pagoda lying close to the Ayeyrwaddy River bank. Because of being built in the late period before the kingdom’s decline, the pagoda represents the final flowering of Bagan’s architectural skills. To complete the day, we visit Shwesandaw Stupa to enjoy the beautiful sunset and get an overview of Bagan’s temples and the poetic Ayeyarwady River.

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan.
Day 03
Balloon over Bagan
In the early morning, we take a sunrise balloon over the plains of Bagan. From above looking down, Bagan is beautiful as a watercolor picture. Along two banks of the gentle Ayeyarwady River are small villages hiding in the bamboo trees. The top of golden pagodas glistens under the sunlight. The flight surely gives you interesting and unheard-of experience of the country of Myanmar. We can spend the rest of the day exploring the temples on lands

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan.
Day 04
Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake
In the early morning, we take a flight to Heho. From here, we drive to Inle Lake via the Beautiful landscape of Shan state and make check- in hotel procedure. Our hotel is located on the surface of Inle Lake by a motorized boat. Before moving to some highlights of Inle Lake, we will boat around the Lake to get its overall view. Inle Lake has long been considered “Nenice of Myanmar”. On the surface of the lake, you can see floating villages, floating gardens, floating markets, several traditional villages such as forging, weaving and so on. The most special sight on Inle Lake is floating gardens where the local use the water hyacinth combining with seaweed on the bottom of the lake to keep the soil to grow more vegetables such as tomatoes, mint……. . Up and down the lake have many temples, monasteries with golden pinnacles brightening on the sunlight.

Our first stop is Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda where houses the five Buddha images. These images are covered with gold in order to make visitors not be able to see the original form. Leave Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, we continue to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery to see well- trained jumping cats, before turning back to your hotel

Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 05
Inle - Indein – Inle
Balloons over Bagan is definitely one of those unforgettable travel experiences. On the big balloon, you can enjoy breath taking views of water and surroundings. Then, we return to land and visit the Inle’s colorful floating morning market where you can see the locals going shopping or exchanging their products on boats. By the way, we will buy cooking ingredients before coming to an Inthar house. Today, we will experience traditional cooking and enjoy lunch being made by you with the family.

In the afternoon, we move to Inn Dein where houses to hundreds of ancient brick stupas and pagodas dated back to 17th century. To complete the day, we will enjoy the beautiful sunset from the beautiful pagoda hill.

Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 06
Inle – Heho – Yangon
After breakfast at hotel, we will transfer back to Heho and take a flight to Yangon. At Intel’ Yangon Airport, we fly back to home countries.

Accommodation: not included.
Service Inclusion
Tour's Included
  • Hotel rooms based on twin/ double sharing
  • All domestic flights
  • Private transfer by A/C verhicles
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees where applied
  • Water and tissues
Tour's Excluded
  • Flights in/out Burma – Myanmar
  • Meals not mentioned in program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Others services not indicated

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