Yangon sightseeing on your arrival day. Next day, head to Bagan, the capital of the first Myanmar Empire, to learn thousand of pagodas. Mt. Popa will also be visited when you are in Bagan. Drive from Bagan to Monywa for 3 hours and stay for 2 days. Then, continue your journey to Mandalay and visit Ava, Sagaing Hill, Amarapura and Mandalay. Pay a visit to Mingun the next day and then join the afternoon bus to Hispaw arriving at 8pm. Hispaw is a charming town located in the hills of Shan State and a good destination for trekking. Enjoy 2 days trekking to Palaung hill tribe village from Hsipaw. After 2 day trekking, continue to Pyin Oo Lwin via Gokteik Viaduct enjoying a scenic rail journey. Spend the next whole day for Pyin Oo Lwin sightseeing. Next, fly to Heho for a scenic boat trip in Inle Lake for sightseeing in the lake as well as for a visit to Indein. Pindaya and Kakku visit will allow you two separate full days during your stay in Inle. Fly back to Yangon to continue your journey to Golden Rock which takes approximately 4 hours drive from Yangon to the base camp and another one hour drive up hill and 20 minutes trek to reach the top of the mountain. After an overnight in Golden Rock, drive straight to Mawlamyaing to learn historic pagodas, religious sites and some local workshops. Then continue your journey to Hpa-an which is famous its caves filled with interesting stories. Finally, drive back to Yangon. See the remaining attractions of Yangon on your departure day and transfer to the airport for your International departure flight.
Day 1: Yangon Arrival & Sightseeing
- Yangon arrival in the afternoon. (Itinerary can be adjusted base on your flight time.)
- Meet & greet by our guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel for check-in.
- After check-in, head to Botataung pagoda – situated on the bank of Yangon River and the Pagoda overlooks the pleasant water front of the river. The 40 meter high golden pagoda enshrines a sacred hair relic of Buddha. You will also be able to observe the locals at the many small shops lining up around the pagoda selling Buddhist trinkets, books, souvenirs, flowers, candles, incense, etc. If you like, you can also feed the pigeons by the jetty just next to the pagoda.
- Next, take a short tour to feel the other side of town Yangon. “Colonial Charm“! The crowded city you see today was once ruled by the British Empire and many Victorian-style buildings have survived the ravages of time and retained their glory. Colonial architecture is visible in large numbers of religious buildings, administrative offices, cinemas and residential properties in Yangon, especially close to the downtown area.
- Lastly, drive to the great Shwedagon Pagoda for sunset appreciation in the evening. This 98-meter gilded stupa is Myanmar’s Holiest Buddhist Shrine that contains relics of the past four Buddhas. The stupa was rebuilt many times until it reached its current height of 98 meters in the 18th It is believed that if a person wants to avoid bad luck and misfortune, he must pour water at one’s planetary post and he will be ensure of peace of mind and all anxieties will end.
- Transfer back to hotel and overnight in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan
Bagan: As the capital of the first Myanmar Empire, Bagan is home to many archaeological sites. Filled with mass of 2,500 pagodas and stupas built between the 11th and 13th centuries, and surrounded by the Irrawaddy River, peanut and sesame fields, Bagan is one of the most best Buddhist archaeological sites in the world.
- Check out and head to Yangon domestic terminal to catch your morning flight to Nyaung U (Bagan).
- Your station guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to visit Nyaung U market – majority of the market area is occupied by vendors selling local’s fresh produces, souvenirs and antiques shops. You can find bronze statues of the ancient ladies of Bagan, old lacquer ware, paintings copied from the original frescoes in the Bagan temple and hand-woven clothes among others. (You’ll see local lifestyles and experience)
- Next, your sightseeing starts with some of the most historic temples & pagodas. (You may fresh up at hotel and rest up for a while at hotel lobby areas. Early room check-in is subject to availability. Standard check-in time is at 2pm.)
- Manuha pagoda – built by the captive Mon King Manuha in 1067 & one of the oldest temples in Bagan. Inside, there are 3 seated Buddha statues face the front of the building, & in the back there’s a huge reclining Buddha. All seem too huge for their enclosures, & their cramped, uncomfortable positions are said to represent the stress & lack of comfort the ‘captive king’ had to endure.
- Thatbaynyu temple – built by King Alaung Sithu in A. D. 1144 & is the tallest structure in Bagan. There is a rhyme traditionally sung by the people of Bagan, which runs: “Massiveness that is Dhammayan Gyi, Loftiness that is Thatbyinnyu, Grace that is Ananda.”
- Ananda pagoda – one of the best-preserved & largest temples built by King Kyansittha in 1105 AD. It is the masterpiece of early style temple architecture.
- After freshen up, out again to visit Dammayangyi temple – built by King Narathu (1167-70), who was also known as Kalagya Min, who murdered his own king father to take over the throne and he built this massive structure. King Narathu oversaw the construction but he never completed the construction because he was assassinated before the completion.
- In the evening, off to Myinkaba village to observe local lacquerware workshops and learn how this traditional piece of art is made. After that, enjoy horse cart ride among the villages.
- Visit Minnathu village where villagers process the crops, feed the animals as well as weave fabrics. More into the daily lives of the local people. (If time permits)
- Drive back to your hotel in the evening. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 3: Bagan (Bike Safari)
- An early morning visit to Shwesandaw pagoda to capture breathtaking sunrise.
- After breakfast, we will hit the main temples & pagoda highlights on a bike. Sulamuni temple, Shwezigon pagoda, Gu Byauk Gyi temple, Htilominlo pagoda.
- Sulamani Temple – built in 1183A.D by King Narapatisithu. The entrance of this massive cave pagoda was decorated superb architectural works of art. There are also wall ink writings of later Innwa and Konbaung periods. Legend had it that the King spotted the place exuding ruby-like brilliance and was inspired to build a pagoda there but it happened to be a gorge so he had it filled with earth despite his mentor monk’s entreaties. The monk was about to leave the kingdom when the king begged for forgiveness and sought advice to build the pagoda.
- Htilominlo Temple – was built in 1211A.D by King Nadaungmya (Htilominlo), the youngest of the five sons of King Narapatisithu. The king put the royal umbrella at the centre of the five sons positioned in circle and took an oath for the umbrella to bend towards the one who should be King. The umbrella bent towards Zeya Thinkha. Thus he was known as Hitilominlo, meaning favoured by the Royal Umbrella. When the prince became king; he built the pagoda at the venue of the Royal Umbrella. It was among the last-built of the great pagodas and temples of Bagan.
- Gubyaukgyi temple – with a spire resembling the Mahabodhi Temple at Buddha Gaya in India. The Gubyaukgyi is noted for its wall paintings, depicting scenes from the previous lives of the Buddha. The ceiling of this temple is full of wall paintings and the halls have enough lights to view these clearly.
- Shwezigon Pagoda – Shwezigon is considered as Bagan’s most significant shrine, 160 feet high and 160 feet wide at the base. It is said that the structure was built to enshrine one of the four replicas of the Buddha’s tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka. This pagoda inspires faith even today, bringing joy to the hearts of monks and laymen alike as they behold its brilliant golden color.
- Shwegugyi Temple – Shwegugyi means “the Golden Cave” in Myanmar language. It is located in front of the royal palace and therefore also known as the “Nandaw Oo Paya” meaning “Pagoda in front of the palace”. Built by King Alaungsithu in 1311A.D, this cave temple showcases a transition in architectural style from the dark and cloistered to the airy and light. The temple is also famous for its fine stucco and carved wooden doors in the interior.
- Bu Pagoda (Bu Paya) – The name of this Bagan attraction already gives a perfect description of the place: Bu Paya means ‘a gourd-shaped pagoda.’ According to legend, Pyusawhti rid the area of ‘bu,’ which was a gourd-like climbing plant that infested the riverbanks. As a reward, he became the heir to the throne of Bagan and its third king.
- Sunset appreciation over Pyathatgyi temple – the last great construction of Bagan Dynasty. This double-cave type monument has Indian influence.
- Back to hotel in the evening and overnight in Bagan.
Day 4: Bagan – Mount. Popa – Bagan
- After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Popa and will arrive around noon.
Mount Popa – 1518m above sea level and is the extinct volcano. Also known as the oasis of the central Myanmar dry zone and a perfect place for eco tourism. Home to many “Nats’ or Spirits, makes Mount Popa in Myanmar the prime spot for spirit worship for those who believe in supernatural beings. Being covered in dense vegetation, it is also a paradise for bird watchers and botanists.
- On the way, stopover at typical local village and observe how locals climb up toddy trees to harvest the toddy juice.
- Drive back to Bagan in the afternoon and transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 5: Bagan – Monywa full day sightseeing
- After breakfast at the hotel, check out. Drive to Monywa and check-in at the hotel.
- After freshen up, out to visit Mohnyin Than Buddhay which is said to accommodate 582,357 small Buddha images inside.
- Next, Bodi Tahtaung – has one thousand Bodhi trees and each tree has a large Buddha Image underneath.
- Laykyun Sakkya Yattawmu – the 90 meter long, reclining Buddha image and the 2nd highest standing Buddha image (116m) in the world. Lastly, head to Shwethalyaung Pagoda.
- Transfer back to your hotel and overnight in Monywa.
Day 6: Monywa – Po Win Taung – Mandalay
- Check out after breakfast at the hotel and visit Po Win Taung – according to Myanmar legends, Po Win Taung was once the abode a Zawgyi – a supernatural being. Zawgyi was so powerful that he could fly, cure manifold illnesses and relieve people from misery. The cave also houses many statues and paintings which are dated back somewhere between the 14thand 18th
- Next, continue to Shwe Ba Taung. Spend the day exploring this interesting monasteries and temples that are carved out rocky narrow cliffs. After that, starts our road trip to Mandalay.
- Arrive Mandalay in the evening and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 7: Mandalay – Ava – Sagaing – Amarapura- Mandalay
- After breakfast at the hotel, you will start exploring this city of ancient kings – Ava. First, visit the old wooden Bagayar Monastery, and the remains of the Royal Palace and Fort. There are many small villages located amid Ava’s ruins and as you travel by horse cart, you’ll get a glimpse of local life in the Myanmar countryside.
- Next, return toward the city and continue to Sagaing Hill. Discover the numerous Buddhist monasteries; Uminthonze Pagoda and Sunooponnyashin Pagoda. Behold the panoramic view of Mandalay city.
- Head to Amarapura to visit U Bein Bridge (200 year old world’s longest teak bridge. Stroll along and learn about the local way of living. Fishermen in the still waters, monks streaming crimson from one end to other, locals biking from shore to shore on their way home from work, etc). Appreciate the most beautiful sunset.
- Then, visit silk-weaving workshops to observe how this piece of traditional fabric is made.
- Back Mandalay in the evening and transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 8: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay – Hsipaw
- After breakfast at hotel, proceed to Gawwein jetty for a short boat ride up river to reach Mingun which is located at the other side of the Ayeyarwaddy River.
- Along the way, we will be able to observe the beautiful scenery and local villages.
- Sightseeing will be covered going to Pathodawgyi – one of the famous monuments in the world. This world’s largest unfinished pagoda in central Myanmar was built by King Bodawpaya. The construction was started in 1791 and intentionally left unfinished by the King. If the construction had been completed, it would have been the largest in the world at 150 meters.
- Mya Theindan Pagoda – built by King Bagyidaw in 1816. It is also known as Hsinbyume Pagoda. It is built as a representation of the Sulamani Pagoda and in accordance to the Buddhist cosmology, the Pagoda stands atop Mount Meru. The seven terraces around the pagoda represent the seven mountain ranges around Mount Meru.
- Next, visit Mingun Bell (Said to be one of the world’s largest ringing bells dated A.D 2000.). After that, we will head back to Mandalay.
- Atumashi Monastery – a huge grandiose structure surrounded by five graduated rectangular terraces. It was considered one of Southeast Asia’s most magnificent building
- Kuthodaw pagoda – the world’s largest book built by the stones, each leaf is actually a marble slab, inscribed on both sides & was built during the reign of King Mindon.
- Upon arrival, drive to express bus terminal to catch the bus to Hsipaw leaving at 2pm.
Day 9: Hsipaw trekking (Day 1, trek to Palaung hill tribe village and tea plantation)
- After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will pick you up at 8:30 am.
- Start walking from the hotel and first stop on our way outside of town is local rice noodle factory.
- Continue walking about 1 hour to reach foot hill village. You will pass through TAI (Shan) villages and seasonal vegetable crops, rice paddy fields along natural spring.
- Trek uphill for several hours through hillside cultivation fields and another 2 more villages. Appreciate the green countryside before reaching Palaung (ethnic minority) village.
- Enjoy lunch the local style and rest up for a while.
- Set off your afternoon walk through tea plantation and more hillside cultivation.
- You will have a chance to interact with ethnic tribes in with their traditional costume and through your local guide, learn more on how they make ends meet in everyday life.
- Dinner and overnight at local family’s home in the village. (Total walking hour for the day: about 5 hours)
Day 10: Hsipaw Trekking (Day 2, trek to Palaung hill tribe village and tea plantation)
- After breakfast at the local home, start walking through little forest. After several hours, take a break for lunch at a local home.
- After lunch, walk back to your hotel as you pass by more local villages on your way. (Total walking hour of the day : about 5 hours)
- Back to your hotel in the late afternoon.
- At your own leisure for the rest of the evening and overnight in Hsipaw.
Day 11: Hsipaw – Pyin Oo Lwin (Train ride via Gokhteik Viaduct)
- Check out after breakfast at the hotel. Then, transfer to train station to embark on a scenic rail journey towards Pyin Oo Lwin. (ETD: about 9:30am)
- Through the dense forest, you will see the highlight of your rail journey – Gokteik Viaduct. Built by the colonial British, this spectacular bridge stands 100m above the ground and nearly 700m long. Bridge your thoughts to the past and soak up in the atmosphere of bygone colonial days.
- Evening arrival in Pyin Oo Lwin and transfer to your hotel for check-in.
- At your own leisure for the rest of the evening and overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Day 12: Pyin Oo Lwin Sightseeing – Mandalay
Pyin Oo Lwin – Former hill station Pyin Oo Lwin is still the perfect getaway to escape from the heat of Mandalay. Cool yourself off at the beautiful Anisakan Falls and let the natural phenomenon of waterfalls permeate your mind. Locally produced Pyin Oo Lwin wine and honey are also available for you to savour the local flavor.
- Check out after breakfast at the hotel and your guide will pick you up.
- Starts our sightseeing with National Kandawgyi Garden – the garden features more than 480 species of flowers, trees and shrubs.
- Mahar Ant Htoo Kan Thar Pagoda – it’s located on the way to the cave and BE waterfall. Appreciate the scenic views towards Lashio from its terraces.
- After that, head to Pwe Kauk Waterfall (BE waterfall) – less significant compared to Dattawgyaik, but a very pleasant picnic spot loved by many local families and known as Hampshire fall in British times.
- Peik Chin Myaung Cave – also known as Maha Nandamu Cave and is filled with so many Buddha images and pagodas in various sizes and position at every corners and niches.
- Chinese Temple – Pyin Oo Lwin is also home to many large and colorful Chinese temple built by the many Yunnan’s immigrants to the town.
- Hhee Pagoda – is also known as Bamboo Image and it is made in an old, almost forgotten technique.
- Pyin Oo Lwin Market – time for shopping! You can get all products from wines, strawberry jam and coffee to various kinds of woolen clothes; one of the most famous product of Pyin Oo Lwin.
- Drive back to Mandalay in the evening and transfer to your hotel for check-in.
- Rest up for the night and overnight in Mandalay.
Day 13: Mandalay – Heho – Inle sightseeing
- After breakfast, check out from hotel and leave for airport. Take morning flight to Heho (Inle). Met up by your station guide at the airport upon arrival.
- Drive to Nyaung Shwe jetty and take a boat ride to the hotel. Enjoy the breathtaking lake view along the way.
- After hotel check in, your Inle sightseeing First, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda – one of the famous principal shrines and the important religious site in the Shan State. The pagoda houses 5 small golden Buddha images but they have been covered with so many gold leaves over the years that it is impossible to see their original structure.
- Next, head to Ywama village, largest village on the lake – home to the skilled silversmiths & ceremonial silverwares. After lunch at a local restaurant on the lake, visit lotus & silk weaving villages & traditional handicraft workshops at Inpawkhon village and Shan cheroot making workshop at Nam Pan village.
- We will continue to observe floating gardens (observe how Inle locals grow vegetables & fruit in large gardens that float on the surface of the lake).
- Back to hotel. Overnight in Inle.
Day 14: Inle – Pindaya – Inle
- After breakfast at the hotel, take a short boat ride to Nyaung Shwe Jetty.
- Then, drive straight to Pindaya Cave about 1.5hrs – a huge extensive limestone cave 8000 of Buddha images in all sizes and shapes can be found. This nature limestone cave is beautifully decorated with stalagmites and is one of the most interesting destinations in Inle region.
- Umbrella & Shan paper making art – Pindaya is the place where local style umbrellas and Shan-paper are made. Workshop visit is available in appreciation of Shan traditional works of handmade art.
- Pone Ta Lote Lake – 3880 feet (1183m) above sea level. While visit Pindaya Cave, you can also appreciate the beauty of that lake from above. Be taken in by the hundred years old huge Banyan trees nearby that enhance the beauty of the landscape surrounded by Shan Plateau.
- After that, we will visit Or Yaw Village – a quarter of Pindaya and the key business of the native people here is agriculture. Pottery is a well-known art in Or Yaw village and the locals produce water pot, flower vases and toys for children.
- Workshops visits to observe bamboo hat making as well as pottery art.
- Drive back from Pindaya to Inle in the evening. Upon arrival in Nyaung Shwe, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Inle.
Day 15: Inle – Indein – Inle
- After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will take you to visit Indein through a boat trip.
- Visit Intha Tribe / Pa-Oh village and observe their daily life.
Indein – a Pa-Oh village located on the western banks of the lake and travel down a small canal covered in hundreds of ancient stupas & enjoy the mesmerizing view of the lake and visit Pa-Oh villages to get to know and interact with the simple & friendly Pa-Oh tribes.
- Through a small trek, you will reach Shwe Indein pagoda, ancient and crumbling, ornate stucco carvings of mythical animals.
- Take a boat ride back to your hotel in Inle Lake. Overnight in Inle.
Day 16: Inle – Kakku – Taunggyi – Inle
- After breakfast at the hotel, take a short boat ride to Nyaung Shwe Jetty.
- Then, drive to Kakku Pagodas– a cluster of fantastic ancient monuments and is located in the heart of Shan State. It is a cluster of pagodas and temples which were built in the 16th Established by Pa-O tribes, the local residents of the southern Shan State. Kakku is situated 26 miles south of Taunggyi – the hill station town you will pass by on your way to Kakku.
- Travellers can also get to see the natural vegetation along the way that leads to Kakku Pagoda, able to observe the lifestyle of Pa-O tribe and have a sneak peek at their culture.
- In the afternoon, drive back to Taunggyi and do a bit more sightseeing to visit Shwebonpwint pagoda, Sulamuni Pagoda and Myoma Market.
After that, drive to Nyaung Shwe jetty and take a boat ride to your hotel. Overnight in Inle.
Day 17: Inle – Heho – Yangon – Golden Rock
- Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Heho You will be met and greet by the guide at the airport. Upon arrival, drive to Golden Rock.
- Golden Rock – a truly extraordinary natural feature with its great weight balanced so precariously on the cliff edge. Legend has it that it is kept in place by a single hair of the Buddha. It is one of the most religious sites in Myanmar.
- Arrive at Kinpun base camp /Golden Rock. From the base camp, we will take an open truck (about an hour drive) to reach to uphill and then walk to your hotel for check-in.
- Appreciate the amazing sunset and uncover the wonders of Golden Rock.
- Rest up for the night and overnight in Golden Rock.
Day 18: Golden Rock – Mawlamyine
- Feel and see the other side of the Golden Rock – Sunrise!
- After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and we will board on an open truck to the base of the mountain.
- We will leave for Mawlamyine – the capital of Mon State. The stunning scenery along the way takes you through typical Myanmar villages.
- Arrive Mawlamyine in the late afternoon and take a stroll along the riverside to appreciate the old colonial buildings. This sleepy town was once under British rule and thus till today many colonial architectures can still be seen.
- Next, head to Mahamuni pagoda which interior is glimmering with gems and gold.
- Then continue to Kyaikthanlan pagoda which is said to house many Buddha relics including the strand of Buddha’s hair. You will also find 34 other smaller stupas at the base of Kyaikthanlan pagoda.
Day 19: Mawlamyine – Setse – Kyaikkami Yeyle pagoda – Win Sein Taw Ya – Mawlamyine
- After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Setse Beach where Kyaikkami Yeyle pagoda is located – a popular destination for local pilgrims and tourists.
- On the way to Setse Beach (24 km south of Kyaikkami), we will drop by Mudon to observe cotton weaving workshops as well as the 180m-long reclining Buddha, Win Sein Taw Ya – remarkable for its scale and the dozens of chambers inside adorned with the teachings of Buddhism.
- In the afternoon, drive back to Mawlamyine, on the way visit most tranquil Phar Auk Meditation Center which lies in the deep forest. If you desire to learn meditation, that is a good place to carry out the plan. Peace and tranquility reign over the center except the chirping sound of birds and rippling spring that flows through the Meditators’ cottages. After exploring around the center, drive back to Mawlamyine.
- Back to Mawlamyine in the afternoon and overnight.
Day 20: Mawlamyine – Bilu Island – Mawlamyine
- After breakfast at the hotel, start your day with a visit to colorful Mawlamyine central market.
- We will continue to Bilu Island (Bilu Kyun) which is about an hour across the river from Mawlamyine. Upon arrival at Kalwee jetty of Bilu Kyun Island, we can start exploring the island in a horse cart / tuk tuk to the villages where locals make their living by home-based industries like all sorts of crafts from coconut mats, bamboo hats, rubber bands, wooden instruments and many more.
- Back to the jetty by horse cart/ tuk tuk and transfer back to Mawlamyine.
- At your own leisure for the rest of the afternoon. Overnight in Mawlamyine.
Day 21: Mawlamyine – Hpa An
- Check out from hotel after breakfast and transfer to Mawlamying – Hpa An ferry jetty to take a boat ride to Hpa An. Cruising down Than Lwin River, the 2nd longest river in Myanmar, is one of the best recommended experiences.
- After about 5-6hrs of tranquil boat ride, you will arrive Hpa An – the capital city of Karen State. Karen – one of the major ethnic majorities of the country’s ethnic groups and most friendly people. On the way, we can drop by at Kawhnat-Kadoe villages to appreciate the impressive teak wood carvings art on a single teak planks, glorious mosaic art and colorful stucco works explaining the Buddhist Stories.
- From Pa An jetty, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Overnight in Hpa An.
(Alternatively, we can also drive to Hpa An by car and drop by at Kawhnat-Kadoe villages)
Day 22: Hpa An – Kaw Kun Cave – Sadan Cave – Zwekabin Mountain – Hpa An
- After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Kaw Kun Cave where you can see terracotta on the walls of the natural limestone cave which is believed to have been found out since 7th century and the Buddhas in terracotta are dating back to approximately 16th to 17th
- Next, continue to Sadan cave which entrance is filled with Buddha statues and walls decorated with golden frescos.
- In the afternoon, visit Zwekabin Mountain with the Buddha’s hair relic on the top is the symbol of Karen State. Key attractions include Kyauk Ka Lak mountain monastery and Lumbini park with 1000 Buddha’s images at the base of Zwekabin Mountain. Enjoy sunset at Shweyinmyaw pagoda.
- Overnight in Hpa An.
Day 23: Hpa An – Bayintnyi Cave – Yangon
- After breakfast at the hotel, check out. Then drive to Bayintnyi Cave – located closer to Thaton and an ideal stopover on the way to Yangon. Inside the cave, the thermal stream flows from underneath of the cave and the cave walls and interior are richly decorated with many Buddha images.
- After that, we will head back to Yangon and arrive in the afternoon.
- Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and at your own leisure for the rest of the evening. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 24: Yangon Sightseeing – International Departure
- Check out from the hotel after breakfast. Your guide will take you to visit Chaukhtatkyi Reclining Buddha – this 72m long Buddha image is one of Myanmar’s more revered reclining Buddha.
- Then, we will move over to Nga Htat Gyi – also known as the “five-storey Buddha” is located across the Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha. This enormous seated Buddha is 6 meters tall image is believed to have been in the temple in the 16th The original image of the Buddha was a seated image of 20.5 feet. It was relocated here when a great image having a height of 45.5 feet on a pedestal 30 feet high and 46 feet wide was erected on this piece of high ground in 1900.
- Then, head to Bogyoke Aung San market (Scott market) – this popular market in downtown area offers a good selection of gem stones, traditional fabric & costumes, handicrafts, arts & paintings, souvenirs, etc. Bargain …bargain…bargain before buying anything. (This market is closed on Mondays & Gazette Holidays. In the event when tour dates coincide with the market holidays, we will arrange a suitable activity.)
- Then take a drive to Karaweik Barge – a golden, floating palace moored on the eastern shore of beautiful Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon. Constructed in 1974, today it houses a buffet restaurant. Make your way to the breathtaking Kandawagyi Park – one of the greenest spots in the city with views of The Great Shwedagon Pagoda in the background. Take your chance to revel in the serene ambience, away from the hustle and bustle of city living.
- In the evening, visit Chinatown – the roadside food stalls with steaming dishes and snacks, fruits and flowers, short snacks and sizzling fries are joys for both the locals and foreigners. A visit to Yangon Chinatown especially during festive seasons will highlight how the overseas Chinese in Yangon continue to maintain and to transmit their cultural identity. ( If time permits)
- After that, transfer to Yangon international airport for your departure flight.
- End of tour and we hope to see you back!
Service Include & ExcludeInclusions:
- Hotel accommodations on twin sharing basis with daily breakfast
- Transfer and sightseeing by private car (driver inclusive)
- 3 sectors domestic flight (Yangon – Nyaung U, Mandalay- Heho , Heho-Yangon)
- 1 sector express bus ticket (Mandalay-Hsipaw)
- 1 sector train ticket (Hsipaw- Pyin Oo Lwin)
- Lunch & Dinner at the village on Day 9
- Breakfast & Lunch on Day 10
- Entrance fees & zone fees
- Horse cart ride in Bagan , Ava & Bilu Island
- Boat Fees in Inle , Mingun & Bilu Island
- Pick-up truck fee at Golden Rock
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- We will share customer's dietary, medical or any disability with relevant service providers to ensure our customers enjoy a safe and fun holiday. In making a booking with us, customer consent to this information being passed onto the relevant persons. (especially for package tours with meals plan)
- All prices are accurate at the time of publishing on our site. They are liable to change and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.
- Prices are based on current rates of exchange and are subject to variation if there are significant increases due to government tax, exchange rates, and increases in transportation costs or fuel prices, airfares or hotel rates.
- If you wish to make any changes to your tour arrangements, after payment has been made, your request is subject to availability and possibility. Relevant amendment fee applies.
- No refunds will be made for no shows, or any unused services.
- Local duties and levies are frequently amended or increased without prior notice. Whilst we do our best to inform customers of what local costs are likely to be prior to arrival, we cannot guarantee that no further changes will be introduced on top of the information that we provide. Such unforeseen costs remain the customer's responsibility.
- We will not be held responsible for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by the unforeseen circumstance including, but without limitation: earthquakes; volcanic dust clouds; or adverse weather conditions.
- We reserve the right to alter the itineraries without prior notice if necessary due to weather or other reasons that are beyond our control. Please note that in such cases, the customer is responsible for any additional costs that become payable as a result of such changes.
- We make every effort to ensure that your holiday arrangements run smoothly however in the unlikely event that you have reason to file a complaint, please immediately reach out to the contact pass to you during tour confirmation to resolve the dissatisfaction immediately.