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Welcome To Myanmar

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16 Days/ 15 Nights Program

Day1 Arrival Yangon

When you arrive at Yangon International Airport, welcome by our tour guide and transfer to hotel. Yangon sightseeing tour includes the old colonial style city center with the gilded Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years. Bogyoke (Scotts) Market with hundred of stores and of a gems shops. The tour continues to Chaukhtetgyi, a big reclining Buddha image, extended visit to Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments and the golden dome of Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold will conclude the tour of this picturesque garden city. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day2 Yangon – Bagan

After breakfast, transfer to airport for domestic flight to Bagan. On arrival, transfer to hotel and proceed for sightseeing, starting with the busy local market and continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the most important Pagodas and Temples, such as Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century, Gu Byauk Gyi, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes, and Ananda Temple with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior, Continue sightseeing to Manuha Temple, built in Mon Style in 1095, Nanbaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument, said to have been the palace of King Manuha and Myingaba Gubyaukgyi Temple, noted for its ancient mural paintings under the protection of UNESCO. Proceed to Shwesandaw Stupa to watch sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

Day3 Bagan – Mt.Popa – Pakokku – Monywa

This morning we make a trip to Mt.Popa which rose from the ground in a massive earthquake in 443 BC. Mt.Popa is famous as the abode of the Nats (Spirit Gods) and for its panoramic view of the local tropical region. On the way to Mt.Popa we can visit a toddy palm juice production plant. Board then a boat to cross the Ayeyarwaddy River and visit its busy market town and its local cheroot factory. Drive to Monywa and overnight.

Day4 Monywa – Mandalay

After breakfast, proceed to Monywa, route the Thanboddhay Pagoda; 8465 small stupas are rising up to richly decorated central stupa, which is reminding a bit of Borobudur in Java. Proceed to Boddhi-Tahtaung with the thousand Buddha images sitting at the foot each tree and enjoy the view from Aung Setkya Pagoda, standing 130 meter high on the Po Khaung hills. Then cross the Chindwin River by ferry boat and proceed by pickup or jeep to Pho Win Taung, a system of impressive sandstone caves containing Buddha statues, wood carvings and fine mural paintings mostly in Innwa-style, some dating back to 15th century. Dozens of large and small caves with about 450,000 images are hidden in the area of the Pho Win Hills. Drive to Mandalay and check in hotel.

Day5 Mandalay Excursion

Known as the hub of Buddhism in Myanmar, Mandalay is a realm of stupas, monks and monastery, The largest book made of marble stone slaps consist of 729 pages of Buddhist scripture awaits the readers or visitors at Kuthodaw Pagoda. Extended visit to one of the most interesting sites in Mandalay; Mahamuni Image-a bronze Buddha image castled during the lifetime of Buddha. Mandalay a city full of arts and crafts and supposed to be the only place making the gold leaf for all pagodas in Myanmar. The tour continues to Shwenandaw Monastery noted for its exquisite wood carving, craftsmen’s workshop to see Kalaga tapestries being created. In the evening visit the Reconstruction of Mandalay Royal Palace. A view of setting sun from the top of Mandalay Hill can help you to call it a day.

Day6 Amarapura – Sagaing – Innwa

After breakfast, drive to Amarapura and visit Mahagandayon Monastery; the most famous monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study, continue to 1.2 km long 200 years old U Bein Bridge, built of huge teak logs salvaged from Ava Royal palace. Then proceed to Sagaing and drive over 1km long bridge across the Ayeyarwaddy River to Sagaing Hills, with numerous Pagodas and monasteries are retreat for Buddhist devotees. After lunch, embark on a local boat to visit the former Royal Capital of Innwa(Ava), tour highlights with horse cart to Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, ruins of ancient Ava Watch Tower, fort walls and Bargaya Teak Wood Monastery. Go back to Mandalay and overnight.

Day7 Tour to Mingun

Drive to the jetty to explore Mingun region. Embark on a private boat; upstream to visit Mingun, famed for its world’s largest ringing Mingun Bell that 90 tons weigh. And unfinished Pahtodawgyi or Mingun Pagoda that has 50m in present height and intended to have 150m height when it was built. Observe a pair of ruined lions that are the guardian of the Pagoda. Continue to visit around the village to observe the daily life of the people. Back to Mandalay and time to free.

Day8 Mandalay – Muse

After breakfast, continue to Muse. After check in to hotel, sightseeing contains the general market, panoramic view from Bo Te, Shwe Tha Min Pagoda. Leave for Nam Khan and sightseeing in Shan Tradition village. Overnight in Muse.

Day9 Muse – Lashio

After breakfast, drive to Lashio on the way takes a rest at Kook Khine. Arrive Lashio and check in hotel. Sightseeing around Lashio. Overnight in Lashio.

Day10 Lashio – Pyin Oo Lwin

After breakfast, visit Lashio’s vegetable market, Quan Yin Temple and Pyi Lone Chan Tha Pagoda. Proceed to drive on a scenic route to the cool hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin (May Myo), with its lovely lake and waterfalls, botanical garden and colonial buildings. Visit to Peik Chin Myaung Caves, and then proceed to the Botanical garden. Check in hotel and overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.

Day11 Pyin Oo Lwin – Kalaw

After breakfast, the journey continues to Kalaw. In the late afternoon you will arrive Kalaw, a fresh and delightful hill station, on the rim of the Shan Plateau, which is a market center for ethnic minorities from surrounding regions.

Day12 Kalaw – Pindaya – Inle

After breakfast check out hotel and drive to Pindaya. Visit Pindaya caves where more than 8000 images of Buddha are in single cave. A visit to Shan paper making in old style is worthwhile. Proceed to Nyangshwe, the gateway to the Inle Lake and board on a boat to your floating resort.

Day13 Kalaw – Pindaya – Inle

After breakfast at hotel, check out and drive to Pindaya. Visit Pindaya caves where more than 8000 images of Buddha are in single cave. A visit to Shan paper making in old style is worthwhile. Proceed to Nyangshwe, the gateway to Inle Lake and board on a boat to your floating resort.

Day14 Inle Lake excursion

Inle Lake, the second largest lake in Myanmar, located 900m above sea level and is home to unique one leg rower Intha people. Trip to beautiful and landscaping, flowering trees and settlements dotted on both sides of the canal by long traditional boat. We anchor to visit the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery with a beautiful collective antique Buddha statues. Visit the floating islands, floating markets and the rotating rural market are well-worth. The tour continues to study the art of black smith and floating tomato gardens. You may have a chance to take a nice photo with the long neck Padaung women in some shops in Inle Lake.

Day15 Inlay – Heho – Yangon

Here we are again on the water to meet these “gardeners-fishers” who we initiate their customs relating to water and plants. Visit the colorful congregation which is held in different villages every five days and attracts numerous ethnic minorities who converge from the surrounding villages to trade their goods. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight back to Yangon. Enjoy your stay in Yangon.

Day16 Departure

Time to free pursue individual interests until your transfer to the airport. Your tour guide will pick you up the hotel and go together with you to the airport. Departure from Yangon