The famous “Classical Route” with extended time for details
This is our Myanmar shortest tour covering completely the “magical route” Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay plus Lake Inle. The capital, of course, then 2 full days for extensive sightseeing in Bagan, Mandalay – additionally and finally to Lake Inle to the aquatic world of leg-rowing Intha…..
P L E A S E N OT E
This is a relatively comprehensive
Myanmar round-trip along the classical route.
This program affords adequate time to the country´s major tourist highlights.
Neither long walks nor long bus rides.
The program can be ideally combined with a beach holiday or with one of our Specials.
For more information such as availability and price, please send to Sunbird for further assistances.
From now on SunBird takes you under its wings. We take good care of you. Transfer airport / hotel. In the afternoon Yangon´s finest the – gold plated monuments like the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, standing 109 m tall. Accommodation: 1 night Note: If your arrival is in the afternoon, we take you on this city tour prior to your leaving Yangon.
Early morning flight to Bagan (80 minutes). Full day visit of the world´s largest temple and pagoda complex. This is not a temple rallye, we show you the most beautiful and most important monuments, at a leisurely pace true to our motto: less is more. Accommodation: 2 nights
Another full day of exceptional monuments around Bagan: Day trip to Mount Popa, Myanmar´s “Olympus of the spirits (nats)”, we climb the stairs leading to the peak in company of the many scampering monkeys. On to Sale, the old river town with its richly carved wooden monastery. In the evening we attend the traditional marionette theatre (string puppets).
Morning flight (30 minutes) to Burma´s last royal city where the last Burmese dynasty had to abdicate at the end of the 19th century when the British expanded their Colonial Empire. Mandalay´s plethora of sights is impressive – the country’s biggest and most beautiful Golden Buddha, the largest Marble Buddha … and you can go treasure hunting in the city´s manifold quaint boutiques. But first we visit the near-by royal city of Amarapura with its many temples and the world´s longest teakwood bridge. Accommodation: 2 nights
We travel the Ayeyarwady, the mighty Elephant River and enjoy its sights – washerwomen plying their trade among buffalo carts. It takes one hour upstream to reach Mingun where a mighty king once tried to build the world´s biggest pagoda – and failed. Yet even the dimension of his failure is impressive.
Early morning flight to Heho on the Shan plateau and on to Lake Inle. We spend this morning on the boat visiting floating gardens and floating villages, floating markets and floating pagodas – the floating world of the Intha, the famous leg-rowing fishermen. This stunning boat excursion takes several hours and usually leaves an indelible impression with the visitors.
Flight to Yangon (about 1 hour). Transfer to the airport to connect with departure flight.