Yangon – Bago – Golden Rock – Pindaya – Inle Lake –
Mandalay – Ava - Sagaing – Mingun – Bagan – Salay – Mt. Popa – Yangon ( Trip itinerary )
Day 1 ; Yangon
Our tour guide will be pick – up you at the International air – port / your hotel .This tour is suitable for young and adult tourists. Yangon is only the city with more British architecture buildings in Southeast Asia .Being a capital for many decades, visit Sule Pagoda and downtown of Yangon which is suitable for walking tour and continue on visit to Strand Hotel , the first hotel in Myanmar and Botahtaung pagoda and proceed to Chaukhtatgyi reclining Buddha Image and in the Late afternoon , the most beautiful pagoda in Myanmar, visit Kyauktawgyi Pagoda and white elephants and continue on visit to Kabaraye pagoda and Scott Market , a shopping paradise for tourists . And proceed to China town to see Platform Market . Photo stop at the Karaweik Hall royal floating barge . Nothing will prepare you for Shwedagon Pagoda ,with its glittering gold Stupa .At the Pagoda , observe local pilgrims and monks offering their devotions and enjoy the amazing sunset view at Shwedagon Pagoda .After that overnight you stay in the hotel .
• Accommodation at the hotel Meals included ; Break fast
Day 2 ; Bago
Our tour guide picked up you from your hotel and driven to Bago (84 km, about 2 hours). The journey takes you through a picturesque rural landscape of paddy fields and small villages. Arrive at Bago, formerly called Pegu, founded in the year 825 by two Mon princes. The town, a former river port and royal Mon capital, is situated about 84 km from Yangon. The highlights include the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which is over a thousand years old, and whose tip is even taller than that of Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda. Also visit Hinthargone Pagoda, where you can see the ‘Nat’ shrine. Continue to the 55-metre-long reclining Shwe Thalyaung Buddha image, one of the country’s most revered objects. Visit the Mahazedi (Great Stupa), a bell-shaped stupa offering panoramic views. Just outside Bago, visit Kyaikpun Pagoda with four 30-metre-high Buddha figures seated back to back.
On the way back to the capital, you can visit Pottery Village. After you continue sightseeing at Golden Rock pagoda and then relax in the hotel at Mountain view hotel ( Golden Rock ) .
• Accommodation at the hotel Meals included ; Break fast
Day 3 ; Golden Rock
Early morning ,visit the Golden Rock Pagoda for a sunrise or early morning experience .After Breakfast ( 8 am ),our tour representative will pick you up at the hotel & drive you to “Kinmon Base Camp “ at the foot of Mount Kyaiktiyo ( 3- hour drive ) . Arrive at Kinmon Base Camp in the afternoon and transfer to a local truck to drive to the terminal near the Golden Rock Pagoda ( 1 –hour drive ). It is located on a mountain 3,615 feet above sea level .The pagoda was buit more than 2,500 years ago and legend has it that it was buit on a Hair Relic of the Lord Buddha .It can also be qualified as one of the wonders of the world by virtue of the fact that it sits uniquely at the apex of a huge ,almost granite shaped boulder ,which balances on the mountain .It has not fallen off the peak even through earthquakes .Local Legend believes this is due to the power of the Hair Relic of Lord Buddha . Tripadvisor .com has rated it as one of the “ most awe – inspiring places to visit in South East Asia “ .The Golden Rock Pagoda is one of Asia’s most important pilgrimages sites and a top tourist destination in Myanmar . After you come back from the Golden Rock on the way to Yangon you can visit the Taukkyan War Cemetery .The Cemetery ,which is the resting place for over 27,000 Allied World War 2 Soliders ,is a beautifully landscaped area and a peaceful getaway from bustling Yangon . Overnight at Yangon Hotel .
•Accommodation at the hotel Meals included ; Break fast
Day 4 & 5 ; Inle Lake – Pindaya - Indaing Sightseeing (by boat )
From Pindaya drive down in to the valley to Nyaungshwe on the edge of Inle Lake, and board your private local boat to take you to your hotel. Inle Lake is simply magical. At 1000 metres elevation, the temperatures are pleasant, and the calm waters are dotted with Intha stilt house villages, floating vegetable gardens and fishing canoes, set against the back drop of the beautiful Shan hills. Motorised boats are the means of transport across the lake, although the Intha people get around in traditional flat bottomed boats using a unique and skillful form of leg rowing. In the afternoon, pick-up from your hotel and travel by long-tailed boat across the lake to Indaing, at the western end of Inle, for one of the most scenic trips on the Lake. Passing through the busy village of Ywama, the largest on the Lake, with many channels and tall teak houses on stilts; enter a long, often tree-lined canal, either side of which farmers cultivate their land against the backdrop of the Shan Hills. Disembark at the jetty and walk for 15 minutes through Indaing village to reach the 14th – 18th century pagoda ruins of Nyaung Ohak. Many pagodas here remain charmingly unrenovated, with plants and even small trees growing out of them, making the area very atmospheric. A covered walkway popular with souvenir stallholders leads up to Shwe Inn Thein Paya, a complex of weather-beaten 17th-18th century zedi; some newly reconstructed. Returning to the river you have the possivility of walking along a lovely shady path for 30 minutes to the intha village of Sema. From here contiunue by boat down stream past Yethar village, watching local life on the banks and birds in the trees until rejoining the Lake near Phaung Daw Oo Paya.
•Accommodation at hotel, Inle Lake Meals included: Breakfast
INLE LAKE – TAUNGGYI – KAKKY – INLE LAKE
Morning pick up from your hotel and travel by boat to Nyaung Shwe. Then, visit to Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung (monastery) and Kan Gyi Kyaung Monastery in Myaung Shwe. From where you drive up through pine-clad hills to Taunggyi (about 1 hour, 31 km), the capital of southern Shan State and a former British hill station. Approximately 2 hours drive from Taunggyi in countryside inhabited by the Pa-O people lie the ‘lost’ ruins of Kakku, a pagoda encircled by dozens of small stupas. Little is known about the origins of this unusual place – the Pa-O believe that the original pagoda dates back some 2,000 years. Wander through the stupas which are decorated with fine stucco work and Buddha images – some in good repair, others not. Visit a Pa-O village and a large monastery on the way back to Taunggyi. Continue from here to Nyaung Shwe where you board your boat and return to Taunggyi. Continue from here to Nyaung Shwe where you board your boat and return to your hotel
Accommodation at hotel, Mandalay Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6 & 7 ; Mandalay – Ava - Sagaing – Mingun
MANDALAY – AVA – SAGAING – AMARAPURA – MANDALAY
You transfer to Heho airport and then the domestic flight to Mandalay arrival .The station guide pick – up you at Air – port In the morning, drive to the former royal capital of Innwa (Ava) located on an island between the Ayeyarwady and the Myitnge Rivers. A local ferry carries you to the island where your horse cart and driver await you – no cars are allowed here. Pass through the ancient city walls to visit the brick and stucco monastery of Maha Aungmye Bonzan (also known as Ok Kyaung) before continuing to the impressive wooden monastery of Bagaya Kyaung. In the afternoon, visit picturesque Sagaing, known as the living centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. The hills here are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. Return across the Ayeyarwady River to the third former capital, Amarapura, via the Ava Bridge, built by British engineers. Take a sunset stroll on U Bein Bridge, which at over a kilometer is believed to be the longest teak bridge in the world. Return to your hotel in Mandalay.
•Accommodation at hotel , Mandalay Meals included: Breakfast
MANDALAY – MINGUN – MANDALAY
You are picked up from your hotel and transferred to the jetty. En route, stop at the Zeycho vegetable market. Board your boat and travel upstream on the Ayeyarwady River from Mandalay to Mingun (11 km, about one hour). The river is always busy – small longtail boats, bamboo rafts and ferries carry goods up and down the river. Visit the Mingun Bell, which at 87 tons is the world’s largest intact bronze bell. Continue to the beautiful Hsinbyume (Ma thein Tan) Paya and the unfinished, mighty Mingun Pagoda (built to be the world’s biggest) before returning downriver to Mandalay.
In the afternoon, visit Mahamuni Pagoda, home to a spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves. Stop at local workshops to see Kalaga tapestries being made, gold leaf being beaten into paper-thin pieces. From here, we go to Kuthodaw Pagoda, where the Theravada Buddhist scriptures are inscribed on 729 marble slabs, giving rise to its nickname ‘the world’s largest book’. Next visit beautiful teak-carved Shwenandaw Monastery, the only Royal Palace building to survive World War II bombing. Atop Mandalay Hill lie glittering glass-studded temple walls which reflect the evening glow as you watch the sunset. Return to your hotel in Mandalay .
•Accommodation at hotel, Mandalay Meals included:Breakfast
Day 8 & 9 ; Bagan – Salay – Mt. Popa
BAGAN CITY TOUR
You transfer to Mandalay airport and then the domestic flight to Bagan arrival .The station guide pick – up you at Air – port In the morning, visit a selection of the most important monuments such as Shwe Zigon Pagoda, which is the first and most important architectural pagoda. Visit Ananda Temple, which is the most beautiful, the best and the first Myanmar architectural temple and a masterpiece of 11th century architecture. Most of the artifacts are still original and preserved in the temple. Myinkabar Gubyauk Gyi is the best mural painting temple in Bagan. After that visit more monument, then enjoy the sunset at one of the monuments.•Accommodation at hotel, Bagan Meals included: Breakfast
BAGAN - M.T POPA - SALAY – BAGAN
Full day to explore the countryside around Bagan . From your hotel, drive to Mount Popa (46 km, about 1hour), home to Myanmar’s intriguing ‘nats’ (spirits). The 777 steps to the top of Mount Popa provide an energetic climb rewarded by fabulous views from the top. In the afternoon, drive to the town of Kyaukpadaung and visit the local market before continuing to Salay. Visit Yokesone Monastery, built on 154 teak posts and known for its 130-year-old beautiful wooden carvings of the ‘Jataka Tales’ (stories from the Buddha’s life) which decorate the outer walls. (The monastery is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays). Continue to Payathonzu, a complex of three brick shrines with mural paintings from the Bagan period, and see Man Paya – a Large Lacquer Buddha image, said to date from the 13th century. Return to Bagan through Chauk (53km, about 1hour), where you will see old Burma Oil installations (‘nodding donkeys’), and the banks of the Ayeyarwady River. Arrive in Bagan and transfer to hotel. Accommodation at hotel, Bagan (Your own arrangement)
•Accommodation at hotel, Mt; POPA // BAGAN Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10 ; Yangon
You arrived Morning time at Yangon domestic air – port , and then you relax time and next day you early weak – up morning you departure at Yangon International air -port .