Myanmar (Burma)

Day 1: Yangon arrival

On arrival, transfer to hotel.

Those arriving in the morning can see the sights of Yangon (formerly Rangoon), which include Shwedagon pagoda, the royal lake and gardens and Chaukthatgyi pagoda with its colossal reclining Buddha and and strolling in downtown areas in the evening.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon to Bagan

Early morning transfer to Yangon airport. Fly to Bagan.

On arrival at Bagan, transfer to hotel and refreshment. In the afternoon , will visit Myinkabar Gubyukkyi temple, a typical Mon style temple, Manuha temple, a captured king’s impression of life in prison and Nanpaya temple, an earliest masterpiece with its fine stone carving, photo stop at Seinnyet Nyima pagodas, a temple and a stupa with exquisite design and Mingalar Zedi pagoda, the last ones built in Bagan. Sunset from a suitable temple or pagoda. Sunset from a temple in the evening.

Overnight in Bagan.

Day 3: Bagan

Morning sightseeing begins with a visit to the Nyaung U Market.

Next to Shwezigon pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas, Wetkyee-In Gubyukkyi temple, with fine mural paintings of jataka scenes, Htilominlo temple, noted for its plaster carving and visit lacquer ware factory before or after lunch. Return to hotel. Late afternoon visit to Ananda temple, an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross and Thanbinnyu, the highest of Bagan temples and Bu paya, a Pyu style pagoda on the bank of majestic Ayeyarwaddy River.

Overnight in Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan to Mandalay

Transfer to Bagan airport and fly to Mandalay, the last capital of Myanmar monarchs.

Transfer to hotel and check-in. After refreshment will visit to Most famous Mahumuni Buddha Image, next to Mandalay Zaycho Market, kuthodaw pagoda and continue to Shwe Kyaung, a monastery once King Mindon’s Royal Palace apartment for meditation. Mandalay Palace and enjoy the sunset from Mandalay Hill, a vantage point for the panoramic view of Mandalay.

Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 5: Mandalay

After breakfast, First will visit to Mahamuni Buddha Image which is most famous in Myanmar.

Next visit is the ancient capital of Amarapura located 11 kilometers south of Mandalay. Visit Mahar Gandayon monastery, 1.2 kilometer long U Bein wooden bridge and a silk weaving factory. Afternoon visit to Sagaing hill noted for most beautiful scenery of Ayeyarwaddy River. Return to Mandalay. On the way, it is a chance to visit a shop Myanmar arts and crafts production.

Day 6: PyinOoLwin

Day return excursion to Maymyo (PyinOoLwin). Sightseeing in the town.

The principal hill station and summer retreat of the colonial period. Pyin-Oo-Lwin is 67 km away from Mandalay. It is over 1000 meters above sea level and has a pleasantly cool weather all year round. The 142-hectare Botanical Garden, Pwekauk Waterfalls, and Chinese Temple are to be visited.

Return to Mandalay in the late afternoon. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 7: Mandalay to Inle

Lake Fly to Heho, and then drive to Pindaya town famous for the beautiful cave housing over 8900 Buddha images and lake.

Lunch break and a stroll at the town market, then onwards to Pindaya to visit Pindaya Cave. Drive to Nyaungshwe.

Transfer by boat to your hotel. Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 8: Inle Lake sightseeing

After breakfast, we head to the morning market on the lake by private boat.

Market is Rotating daily around villages on and near the lake in a every 5 day and a colorful market visited by lake inhabitants and surrounding hill tribes. Inle Lake is one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights. You will pass by several villages built on stilts over the lake, which are mostly inhabited by native of Intha, the leg-rowing fishermen of the lake. Along the way, can see the floating gardens stem built up from strips of water plants, mud pulled out of water from lake bottom with bamboo poles. After market visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main and most famous one. Next proceed to the weaving village of Inpawkhone to see a famous Inle cotton and silk hand weaving factory, blacksmith, silver smith, goldsmith after lunch. Then, a cheroot factory where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand. Enjoy your day with visiting at the Nga Hpe Chaung (before known the jumping cats) Monastery. If time allow, will have a chance to stroll around one of the villages.

Back to hotel. Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 9: Inle Lake to Yangon

Today, transfer to Heho airport and fly back to Yangon.

Then transfer to your hotel by private car. After refreshment, will go to the famous Bogyoke market (Scott market) where one can find all kinds of everything from Myanmar exotic snack to precious Mogok Rubies and enjoy among the local peoples. Next to visit and stroll up in the city to view the remains of many old British Victoria style monuments.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 10: Yangon to Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda

Morning after breakfast, a 112-mile overland drive from Yangon to Kim-pun base camp at the foot of the mountain ridge.

On the way, take in some sightseeing in Bago, the ancient capital of Mon, including the highest pagoda in Myanmar, a 54-metre long reclining Buddha dating from 994AD. Proceed to KimPon basecamp. From where a mountain passenger truck will take you to Yathae (Hermit) mountain located on half way to our hotel and from there you can hike for an hour through to Hotel.

Stay overnight at the Mountain top hotel near Golden Rock Pagoda.

Day 11: Return to Yangon

After breakfast, Come down to base camp and return to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 12: Departure

Today will be an excursion to Thanlyin (Sirium) if your departure flight is in the evening. Transfer to the airport for departure.

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