Day 1: Yangon – Bagan Temples & Pagodas Sightseeing ( Morning Direct Flight )
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.
- Pick up at your hotel in Yangon and transfer to Yangon domestic airport. Fly from Yangon to Bagan by morning flight. ( Early check in is subject to available )
- Upon arrival to Nayung U airport, our guide will pick you up and visit the most famous sightseeing in Bagan.
- Nyaung U Local Market – some tourists find the morning market is more colorful and fun than the popular Scott market in Yangon. Majority of the market area is occupied by 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, hand woven clothes and many more.
- 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.
- Ananda Temple – one of the best-preserved & largest temples built by King Kyansittha in 1105 AD. It is the masterpiece of early style temple architecture.
- 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.”
- 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.
- Manuha Temple – 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.
- Htilominlo – 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 as well as the king. When the prince became king, he built the pagoda at the venue of the Royal Umbrella.
- Sulamani Temple – built in 1183A.D by King Narapatisithu. 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.
- Gubyaukgyi – the temple with a spire resembling the Mahabodhi Temple at Buddha Gaya in India. This temple is noted for its wall paintings, depicting scenes from the previous lives of the Buddha. Tourists can have a great chance in viewing the ancient carvings, paintings.
- Lacquerware workshops where you can observe how this age-old traditional piece of art is made.
- In the evening, visit to Shwesandaw Pagoda by Horse-cart to enjoy the amazing sunset of Bagan.
- After the sunset, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 2: Bagan – Mount.Popa – Bagan ( Meals – B )
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 ecotourism. 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.
- After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up and drive to Mount. Popa.
- On the way, we will visit to typical local farm and observe how locals climb up toddy trees to harvest the toddy juice.
- Continuously, we will observe how to make jaggery at the same compound and taste some of these.
- Proceed to Mt.Popa and visit, then back to Bagan and transfer to the hotel.
- In the evening, visit to Lawkanandar Pagoda to capture breathtaking sunset – the place to end your day touring the temples and take in the incredible sunset.
- Transfer to the hotel and overnight in Bagan.
Day 3: Bagan – Sor Long Chin Village ( Meals – B + L + D )
- You will depart from Bagan early morning, there will be four hour drive among the forested mountain and can take photos of the nature, through beautiful landscapes dotted with traditional bamboo huts, gold stupas and Ox carts on the road.
- On arrival you will be shown to your comfortable accommodation where you can relax after the drive. Accommodation provided is simple and clean. Our modest ensuite, twin bedrooms come with comfortable mattress, blankets, mosquito nets and bathroom attach. We do not have electricity during night time but solar powered lighting is available.
- Then you will join the lunch, for traditional Chin food at the Community Lodge. The afternoon offers time to meet the friendly Sor Long villagers who will guide you around their village observing of Chin Nature and Culture, Panoramic view and feeling to nature sense. They will proudly showcase some of their local customs and talk about the famous Chin facial tattoos. The village musicians will treat you to a musical rendition of a bamboo flute, played through the nose.
- For dinner, you will join the community, for traditional Chin food at the community lodge.
- Overnight at Sor Long *Community Lodge.
Day 4: Trekking Mount Khaw Nau Sone (Nat Ma Taung I Mount Victoria) ( Meals – B + L+ D )
- Mt Khaw-Nau-Sone is part of the Chin mountain range with a height of 10500 feet above sea level and one of the highest peaks of Southeast Asia. Mt KhawNauSone (Nat Ma Taung I Mount Victoria) is a protected area, in KhawNauSone National Park which was established in 1994. It’s area is 279 square miles. The park is an association of ASEAN Heritage Park and includes an important birding area. The park offers virgin forest, wild orchids and colourful butterflies.
- We start the day with a traditional Chin style breakfast at the community lodge. After breakfast, we drive to base camp about 17 kilometres away from the community lodge.
At base camp we prepare for a trekking adventure up KhawNauSone. This walk will take approximately four hours. A packed lunch will be taken at the top of the mountain, where you can enjoy the fresh air with a 360 degree view of the Chin hills.
- Return to base camp for a scenic drive back to Kanpetlet, where we will visit one or two Chin ethnic tribes if time permits. Here you will encounter Nga, Muun, Daai, Uppu and Yin Do women with different facial tattoo patterns. You can see the tattooed face woman who play flute by her nose.
- After meet with your car and return back *Community Lodge. For dinner, you will join the community, for traditional Chin food and Chin Khaung (Traditional Beer) at the community lodge. After dinner the villagers will entertain you with their ** Cultural dancing to be make by the minimum clients 6 pax OR If there is another group, we will join with them.
- Overnight at Sor Long Community Lodge.
Day 5: Sor Long Village – Bagan – Yangon ( Meals – B ) ( Evening Direct Flight )
- Start the day with a traditional Chin style breakfast at the community lodge.
- After breakfast, drive back to Bagan. Arrive to Bagan round about 1:00 PM and transfer to the Nyaung U domestic airport for your flight back to Yangon.
- Arrive to Yangon in the evening and transfer to your hotel.
Service Include & ExcludeInclusions;
- 3*Hotel accommodation in Bagan with daily breakfast ( On Day 1 & 2, Double/Twin sharing room )
- Bagan – The Regency Hotel ( Superior )
- Accommodation at Sor Long community lodge (On Day 3 & 4, Twin sharing room )
- Lunch and Dinner at the Chin community lodge
- Regional tour guide in Sor Long village
- Cultural dance with bonfire party ( At least 06 pax )
- $ 25 per person donations to the community development fund
- Transfers and Sightseeings by private car ( driver inclusive )
- 02 sector domestic flight tickets ( Yangon-Bagan/ Bagan-Yangon )
- English speaking station guide in Bagan for full day sightseeing
- Sunset Horse-cart riding in Bagan
- Entrance fees/ Zone fees
- Government tax
- Meals not mentioned/Alcoholic beverages
- International Flights
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