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Tour Code : GMTT1312

Destination Covered   :Yangon, Pindaya , Inle Lake , Mandalay , Monywa ,Bagan ,  Kyaikhtiyo
Recommended Season    : Year Round

Detailed Itinerary For The Wonderful Myanmar Tour

DAY 01     ARRIVAL YANGON (WELCOME DINNER)


shwedagon04Arrive by international flight and welcome by our Experienced English Speaking Guide at Yangon International Airport. Transfer and check- in the hotel. Start Yangon City Orientation tour . Visit the colonial area, Sule Pagoda-the landmark of Yangon City Centre, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Image. Take a fresh breath at Karaweik Garden and photo taking the Great Shwedagon Pagoda with fantastic panoramic view. Complete you first day by visiting Shwedagon Pagoda - one of the wonders of the world. Dinner at Karaweik Royal Barge Restaurant with culture show. Leisure and overnight at hotel.

DAY 02 :         YANGON-HEHO-PINDAYA-INLE (B)


pindaya05After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport and depart for Heho by scheduled flight ( 1 hrs flying ) . Upon arrival Heho airport, Drive to Pindaya by enjoying the marvelous landscapes of hilly region with vegetables plantation, terrace landing cultivation, etc. Visit the Pindaya Caves - houses 8094 Buddha Images. And then continue to Inle Lake. Transfer and check in at the hotel. Leisure and overnight.

DAY 03     EXCURSION INLE (B)


inle08Morning breakfast at the hotel. Boat excursion on the lake. Visit to the local tribe market, Lotus petal robe & silk weaving looms at Inn Paw Khone village, Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda the most venerable pagoda on the lake, jumping cats’ monastery, etc. Leisure and overnight.

DAY 04    INLE  LAKE – HEHO – MANDALAY (B)


Morning visit around Inle Lake & Inn Dein pagodas in ruins covered by trees and bushes, floating gardens, floating villages. Late afternoon, transfer to the airport and depart for Mandalay by scheduled flight ( 30 minutes flying ) . Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the hotel. Leisure and overnight.

DAY 05  MANDALAY - EXCURSION AMARAPURA, SAGAING & AVA (B)


ubein01Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Excrusion to Amarapura - an ancient capital of Myanmar, where we can observe the life of over 1000 monks at Mahagandaryon Monastery & silk weaving factory. Proceed to Sagaing, where we can observe the fascinating landscapes of the Ayeyarwaddy River from serene Sagaing Hill, the place of over 700 monasteries. Continue to Ava and visit by horse carts to Maenu Okkyaung Monastery - built by the chief queen in 1818, Nan Myint Tower - 27 meter masonry high, Bargayar Monastery - well known for its wood carving with 267 teak pillars. Come back to Amarpaura and enjoy the sunset by crossing over U Bein bridge. Leisure and overnight.

DAY 06     RIVER CRUISE MINGUN & SIGHTSEEING MANDALAY (B)


mandalay08Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Boat excursion to Mingun (01 hour) along mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. During the river cruise, we may enjoy the fascinating landscapes of the river as well as the daily life of the people living along the Ayeyarwaddy. Visit Mingun pagoda – unfinished pagoda & the biggest ringing bell of 90 tons, the unusual Myatheindan pagoda. Back to Mandalay and visit Mahamuni Buddha Image - one of the most sacred Buddha Images in Myanmar. Continue visiting of traditional handicraft workshops such as, marble carving, gold leaves beating, Kuthodaw Pagoda – the world biggest book, Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Monastery – the finest of wood carving, etc. Finally enjoy the sunset on top of Mandalay Hill where we can admire the beauty of Mandalay City, Shan Plateau, etc. Come back to hotel and leisure. Leisure and overnight.

DAY 07     DRIVE TO MONYWA (112 KM, 03:30 HOURS). EXCURSION POWINTAUNG CAVES (B)


monywa02Breakfast at hotel. First visit to Kaung Mu Daw Pagoda at Sagaing and the Sagaing hills, a retreat for Buddhist devotees and after visit, the journey continues to “Monywa” (4 hrs driving) pass through varied agricultural landscapes and villages. On the way visit, Thanboddhay Pagoda about 20 kilometers out of Monywa. And then visit to Boddhi Tataung Pagoda. Drive to Monywa. Check in hotel. Leisure and overnight.

DAY 08     VISIT MONYWA & PROCEED TO BAGAN BY BOAT (B)


Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the jetty and cross the Chindwin River by local boat and drive to visit a sandstone cave system in the Phowin Hills, named after a famous “Zawgyi "(alchemist) who once lived here. Visit Shwe Ba Hill. Drive back to Monywa and heading drive to Bagan by passing Pakokku (1 hr driving). Proceed to the north of Pakokku (20km), the remains of Pakhangyi, 19th century town. Drive back to Pakokku and transfer to jetty. Excursion local ferry boat trip to Bagan (not express boat) 2 hrs sailing. Arrive Bagan, transfer to the hotel. Free and leisure. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 09      SIGHTSEEING BAGAN (B)


bagan09Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit colorful local market, Shwezigon Pagoda - the glory of Bagan, Htilominlo Temple-the best pilaster carving, Nathtaukkyaung - monastery made of teak wood, Ananda Temple - the masterpiece of Bagan, Gubyaukgyi Temple - the best mural paintings of 11th century, Manuha Temple - huge Buddha Images, Dhamayangyi Temple - the biggest temple in Bagan, Sulamani Temple - the 12th century temple, the lacquerware workshop - the unique of Bagan, etc. Finally, enjoy the sunset on the top of the temple. Overnight in Bagan.


DAY 10     EXCRUSION TO MT.POPA  (B)


popa06Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mt. Popa – an extinct volcano which is known as “Home of the Spirits” and observe the life of the rural area on the way such as producing the palm sweets. We may stop several places of making the photos and knowing the countryside. Upon arrival, climb up 777 steps to reach to the top of Mt. Popa cliff and you may admire the beautiful landscape and view to extinct volcano of Mt. Poop. Back to Bagan and take the boat ride on mighty Ayeyarwaddy river during the sunset time. Overnight in Bagan.

DAY 11     FLY TO YANGON & DRIVE TO GOLDEN ROCK  (B)


kyaikhtiyo02Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, drive to Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo)-the balancing pagoda which stands on a boulder. On the way, enjoy the natural beauty and Mon villages. Upon arrival at the base camp, take the open truck in one hour ride to Yatetaung Camp. From there, we’ve to walk about 45 minutes to the top of the pagoda. Visit around and enjoy the sunset from this unforgettable site. Overnight in Kyaikhtiyoe.


DAY 12     DRIVE TO BAGO (80 KM, 04:00 HOURS). RETURN TO YANGON (80 KM, 2 HOURS) (B)


bago03Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Come down to the base and drive to Bago. Visit the Shwemawdaw Pagoda - the highest Mon style Stupa in Myanmar, Shwetharlyaung Reclining Buddha Image, 4 huge sitting Buddha at Kyaikpun pagoda, old palace “Kanboda Thadi”, etc. Drive back to Yangon. Check in at the hotel and leisure. Overnight in Yangon.

DAY 13     DEPARTURE (B)


Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Free and leisure until departure time . Transfer to Yangon International Airport and depart for next destination.

***END OF THE TRIP ***

 

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