Welcome at Yangon International Airport. Transfer and check in at the hotel. Orientation tour Yangon if time permits. Visit the colonial area, Sule Pagoda – the landmark of Yangon City Centre, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Image – 72 meters long huge colossal image. Finally, visit to Shwe Dagon Pagoda – one of the wonder of the world. Overnight at Yangon.
Breakfast at hotel. Morning transfer to airport to take your flight to Bagan. Meet your guide to transfer from Nyaung Oo domestic Airport and sightseeing in Bagan, one of Asia’s most popular archaeological destination. Start your tour with the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market, and then proceed to visit some of the distinctive pagodas in Bagan – Shwezigon, a prototype of later Myanmar stupas; Wetkyi-in- Gubyaukgyi, a 13th century ‘cave temple with interesting fine frescoes; Ananda Temple, one of the finest, largest and best persevered in Old Bagan; and next to it, Ananda Ok Kyaung, one of the few surviving brick monastery buildings from the Early Bagan period and Htilominlo Temple, built in the last Myanmar Style temple built in this ancient city.
After lunch, visit to a lacquerware workshop and proceed to Dhammayangyi Pahto, a massive later period temple with the finest brickwork in Bagan. Enjoy the beautiful sunset while riding horse cart between the temples before returning to the hotel. Overnight in Bagan.
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mt. Popa – an extinct volcano which is known as “Home of the Spirits” and observe the life of rural area and the cottage industry such as producing the palm sweets. We may stop at several places for making the photos and knowing the countryside. Climb up 777 steps to reach the top of Mt. Popa cliff temple and enjoy the landscapes, the panoramic view of extinct volcano and plain to Bagan. After visit, come down and back to Bagan. Finally, take the boat ride on mighty Ayeyarwaddy River during the sunset time. Overnight in Bagan.
This morning head to the airport and catch a flight to Mandalay. The departure time will vary depending on flight availability. Morning excursion to Amarapura; visit Mahaganyon Monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study and visit to U Bein Bridge. There you can take a walk over the world’s longest teakwood bridges.
Continue drive to Mandalay visit to Maha Myat Muni Pagoda. The legendary pagoda is home to one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddha Images which have been covered with so many layers of gold leaf over the years that they now have an almost lumpy surface. Proceed to capitals of Sagaing, Ava. Firstly you’ll cross the Ayeyarwaddy River to Sagaing; known as the religious centre of Myanmar in the northwest of the country bordering India. Sagaing is home to over 3000 monks and 600 pagodas and you’ll have the opportunity to meet some of these monks as you visit eminent pagodas like U Min Thone Sae and Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin. While in Sagaing you’ll have the chance to spend time at a typical Burmese market, selling a range of goods including local handicrafts. Sunset from Sagaing Hill. Return back to Mandalay. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast drive to Gaw Wun jetty. Today we are going to explore the life of Ayerwaddy River. We take the pleasant local boat ride to Mingun across the majestic Ayerwaddy River, the main river of Myanmar. Cruising time will be about one hour for upstream to Mingun.
Arrived Mingun and take the walking tour by visiting biggest unfinished pagoda Mingun Patho Taw Gyi, biggest ringing bell in the world and beautiful Myatheindan pagoda which has the similar story of Taj Mahar in India. Shopping opportunities of local products along the walking tour. Afternoon return back to Mandalay.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda, nicknamed the “World’s Biggest Book” because of the 729 stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures, before heading to the Shwenandaw Monastery, the only building of the Royal Palace built in the 19th century still standing and it’s famous for its exquisite wooden carvings. To round off your day of sightseeing you’ll then take a 45minute walk up the 900 stairs to the top of Mandalay Hill as the sun begins to set – a walk commonly made by locals who often make a pilgrimage to the peak. By the time you reach the summit the sun will be putting on a show as it dips down behind the city-Mother Nature giving you a breathtaking moment to savor forever. Once the sun has dipped down beyond the horizon. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.
This morning, depart Mandalay for a 3-hour drive to Monywa, a typical Burmese town on the banks of the Chindwin River. Upon arrival at Monywa, visit Thanboddhay Pagoda, a huge Buddhist temple covered with more than 500,000 Buddha images. Also stop at Boditahtaung Pagoda which houses the largest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar, at 100m long and 27m high.
This afternoon, cross the Chindwin River by ferry and proceed to Po Win Taung by local open-air jeeps. This extraordinary complex consists of 947 sandstone caves dug out of the hills and contains what is considered by archaeologists to be the richest collection of mural paintings and Buddhist statues in Southeast Asia.
After visiting Po Win Taung, continue a few hundred meters away to Shwe Ba Taung. Spend time exploring this interesting site where monasteries and temples are carved out rocky narrow cliffs. Come back to Mandalay and overnight.
Overnight at Hotel in Mandalay.
Transfer in the morning to the airport of Mandalay for the flight to Heho. Upon arrival in Heho, enjoy a two hour scenic drive to Pindaya, a town is known for its limestone caves, called the Pindaya Caves, a Buddhist pilgrimage site. Enter and explore the cave housing about 8,000 Buddha statues left by previous pilgrims on display, the earliest statue of whom dating back to the mid 18th century. Allow some time to explore Pindaya town, beautifully situated at a small lake and surrounded by mountains, visiting a Shan umbrella and mulberry paper production home industry. On your return to hotel, photo stop at the picturesque Botaloke Lake and array of century old Banyan trees. Overnight in Pindaya.
Breakfast at hotel. Morning sightseeing the Early morning, transfer to the Loikaw . Drive to Loikaw (6/7 hours). On the way, you may enjoy the beautiful landscape with hazy mountains.
Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel & check in. Evening enjoy sunset at Taung Kwe Zedi. Overnight at hotel.
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Pan Pee village (01:30 hrs) where you may see Kayan tribe ladies wearing brass rings around their extraordinary long necks, Kayan traditional hand weaving, and wonderful ritual, Flag staffs of Nat (spirit) worshipers. It can access by car to all villages. But it is possible to make short trekking by passing villages by villages. Late afternoon, drive back to Loikaw. Overnight at Loikaw.
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Phae Khone take ( about 01:30 hr ) by car . Arrive at Phae Khon take( about 03:30 or 04:00hr) with boat .Lunch en route. On the way visit Sagar ( famous archeological site of inle ). Transfer to hotel. Overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast at hotel, visit Inle Lake you’ll venture out to explore Inle Lake with your private motorboat, passing floating garden houses built on stilts inhabited by the local Intha People, and the famous “Leg-Rowing” fishermen who make their living from the lake’s plentiful supply of fish. Along the way you can visit a floating tomato garden – a unique site. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha Images covered in gold leaf. Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand. Continue to the famous Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, so called “jumping cat’s monastery” famed for its collection of ancient Buddha effigies collected from the lake and surrounding regions. Photograph the long neck family on the way back (Padaung Women). Overnight at hotel in Nyaung Shwe or Inle Lake.
Continue sightseeing in Inle Lake, manoeuvring by boat though long, scenic channels where you can watch the farmers cultivate their produce in “floating gardens”. You will visit the fascinating village of Indein, with it’s complex of ancient shrines and stupas and walk though exotic colonnades of stairways and shop stalls.
You’ll visit the “long neck” tribal women, and weaving and craft villages perched on stilts. See the lake’s unique “leg rowers” – the Intha people row standing up with one leg wrapped around an oar. It is a feast for the senses and a photographer’s dream. Overnight at hotel.
Morning flight back to Yangon. Then enjoy a visit to Scott Market, the sprawling 75-year-old Market. At the market you will find a whole variety of interesting Burmese souvenirs, from lacquer ware to gems & jewelry – bargain at the stores to fully experience the Burmese market atmosphere! Drive through the city and observe the influences of other cultures in the region.
Intersperse in the tour are various religious sites such as the St Mary’s Cathedral, built in 1899, and the Buddhist landmarks of Sule Paya and over 100 year old beautiful Rangoon Synagogue. In there you will have the opportunity to meet with Trustee of the Synagogue to learn the Jewish Life in the Pagoda Land.
Then visit Little India and Chinatown – stop to greet the vendors and let them introduce you to their wares – some familiar, some exotic. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, day at leisure until transfer to airport for International departure flight.Book Now