Taunggyi Festival Tour is believed to be one of the colorful festival of Myanmar and also which is known as the Hot-air Balloon Festival, widely known as Tazaungdaing Festival in Myanmar, is held on the eighth full moon according to traditional Burmese calendar. Among the celebrations this colorful festival, the one in Taunggyi is the most renowned, with hot air balloons released into the sky in two consecutive days. Should you come and experience this colorful festival in Taunggyi by traveling to other popular travel destinations.
|Tour Name||Colorful Myanmar Festival|
|Type of tour||Festival Tour|
|Tour start point & end point||Yangon/Yangon|
|No of travelling days||07 Days 06 Nights|
|Recommended travel period||Festival Period in 2019 is –
from 03rd to 12nd November 2019
|Min / Max Group size|
Day 1 Yangon Arrival & Sightseeing
As you arrive at Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and driver, and then be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Let’s start our Yangon tour by accessing the 2,500 year old Sule Pagoda in octagonal shape and Chaukhtatgyi Temple which holds the biggest reclining Buddha statue in Southeast Asia. To end this sightseeing tour, experience the wonder of Shwedagon Pagoda in sunset, being left breathless with its vivid color and sacred atmosphere.and then you will be transferred to Kandawgyi park where to enjoy the welcome dinner with culture show at Karaweik Hall and overnight stay in Yangon .
Day 2 Fly to Heho & Inle Sightseeing by boat
After breakfast transfer to airport to catch the flight to Heho. Upon arrival to Heho airport, directly proceed to Inle lake which takes about 1 hour to reach to the Inle lake by driving through the lush green Shan Hill and fascinating landscapes along the road. On the way to Inle lake, stop by the traditional umbrella workshop to observe the way of making Shan paper and umbrella traditionally moreover one more stop by the most impressive wooden monastery with oval shaped window popularly known as Shweyan Pyay Monastery and then transfer to jetty to take a boat ride for excursion around Inle lake Visit floating gardens, floating villages, Nga Phe Chaung monastery, Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda – the most venerable pagoda on the lake, Inn Paw Khone hand weaving village, etc. Transfer to the hotel & check in. Overnight stay in Inle Lake.
Day 3 Inle-Indein-Inle
After breakfast , morning excursion to Five day market to see hill tribes in their traditional costumes, all interesting activities of sellers and buyers at five day market.Then excursion to Shwe Inn Dain to the western off shore of the lake by boat along the canal. Shwe Inn Dain is treasure of historical heritage with the one thousand over pagodas on the small hill lock. After that lunch break,. Visit to Silk and Lotus weaving workshop and hand rolled cigar workshop before the sun is completely down then drive back to hotel. Over night stay in hotel in Inle lake
Day 4 Inle-Taunggyi ( Hot Air Balloon Festival- Inle
After having breakfast, you will transfer to Taunggyi to see the Balloon Festival celebrated one week before the full moon of Tazaungmone, the eight month in Burmese calendar. Being our tour’s highlight, the festival is known as Tazaungdaing in Burmese, with giant hot air balloons of various colors and different animal shapes sent up to the sky, floating around the city.Afternoon back to your hotel in Inle..
Day 5 Inle-Taungyi-Kakku-Inle
Meet your local tour guide this morning and start your stunning Inle Lake tour to Kakku as you travel one hour by road to Taunggyi then continue for about one more hour to Kakku, (depending on road and weather conditions). Along your way, enjoy the beautiful scenery of luscious, green pastures, exotic bamboo and wood houses, scenic rice paddies and plantation.Upon Kakku, visit the Kakku Pagoda complex of more than 2000 stupas with similar shape and size. The site is believed to date back to over 2000 years ago. Take a stroll though the pagoda to explore the unique shrines made from brick and plastered with stucco. Among them, some are well-preserved, some are crumbled off, others have trees and bushes growing out them All are put together to create a wonderful scenery to capture some good snap shots.Then, lunch will be served at a local restaurant.After that drive back to Taunggyi where to enjoy Hot Air Balloon Competition Festival and head back to Inle lake in the late afternoon .
Day 6 Fly back to Yangon & Yangon Sightseeing
After breakfast, say farewell to Inle as we drive you to Heho Airport for a returning flight to Yangon. Upon arrival at your hotel in Yangon, check in and have lunch.
In the afternoon, we will take you to some famous workshops of the city which make jades, gems and jewelries. Afterward, head to Bogyoke Market (formerly Scott’s Market) where you can buy various kinds of Myanmar as well as foreign goods. Also, spend some times walking down China Town filled with stalls along the pavements. Have dinner and stay overnight in Yangon.
Day 7 Yangon sightseeing & departure
After having breakfast, catching sight of the daily life of locals along Yangon River, the nearby Botahtaung Pagoda believed to house the sacred hair of Gautama Buddha, and the Independence Monument located within the Maha Bandoola Garden.
In the afternoon, we will transfer you to Yangon International Airport. En route, drop by Mindhamma Hill to contemplate the world’s largest Buddha marble statue placed in Kyauktawgyi Pagoda (named Lawka Chantha Abaya Laba Muni) and observe the white elephants – a sign of peace and prosperity.As you arrive at the airport, say goodbye to Yangon.
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