Yangon – Bago – Golden Rock – Bagan – Popa – Mandalay – Mingun – AVA – Sagaing – Monywa – Pyin Oo Lwin – Lashio – Hsibaw – Heho – Inle – Pindaya – Ngapali Beach
20 Days / 19 Nights
Arrive Yangon Int’l Airport by Int’l flight. Meet and greet at airport and welcomed by our experienced Speaking guide and transfer to hotel. Check-in Hotel. After lunch, Start Yangon City tour by Air-con Coach. Frist visit heading to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see a huge reclining Buddha image. Complete your first day in Myanmar with an extended visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments the Shwedagon Pagoda : its golden stupa is the heart of Myanmar. The pagoda is believed 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar people praying and making offering at Pagoda. Enjoy sunset at Pagoda. Drive back to hotel and leisure. Welcome dinner and culture show at Karaweik Royal Barge a hamsa-bird-shaped floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake. Transfer to the hotel and overnight at hotel.
Yangon – Bago – Kyeik Htee Yoe
Morning breakfast at hotel. Drive to the Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo) by passing Bago (1 ½ hours driving ) an ancient Mon capital city. On arrival in Bago, visit to local colorful morning market. Continue visit to over a thousand years old, Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which has a Stupa inlaid with diamonds and is Bago’s golden landmark. Drive to Kin Pun base camp ( 3 ½ hours driving ). Heading to one of Myanmar’s Landmarks, which is famous for its precarious position and religious importance: Kyaiktiyo the “Golden Rock” a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff.
To reach the Pagoda from Kin Pun base camp, take a truck up a bumpy track about half way up the path which climbs steeply to the legendary “Golden Rock” , the upper area must be travel by foot ( Approx: 1 hr ) up a steep . Weather permitting sunset views from Mount. Kyaikhtiyo are marvelous. Overnight at Hotel.
Kyeik Htee Yoe – Bago – Yangon
Morning breakfast at hotel. After B’fast , return by truck to Kin Pun Base camp . Drive back to Yangon ( approx: 5 hrs ) .On the way to Yangon , by passing Bago and after lunch visit to Shwe Tha Lyaung Pagoda which is among one of the country’s most impressive image and visit Kyaikpun Pagoda with four 30 meter high Buddha figures seated back to back . Proceed to Yangon . Check in hotel and overnight at hotel.
Yangon – Bagan
Morning breakfast at hotel. And transfer to the Yangon Airport departure for Bagan by Morning Scheduled Flight. And visit of morning Nyaung-U Market, to see people ways of life and continue the day with visits to the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda built by King Anawrahta in the early 11 th as a religious shrine Gubyaukgyi( Wet Kyi-in), a temple with superb murals of Jataka scenes: Anada Temple and Oakkyaung.
Afternoon continue visit to National Museum. After that, visit one of Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer ware home Industry: near by Myingabar village: Visit Manuha and Nanphaya Temple, Abeyadana Temple. Sunset at Mingalarzedi. Drive to the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Bagan – Popa – Bagan
Morning breakfast at hotel. Drive to Mount Popa enjoying the magnificent view over Mount Popa. Visit Mount Popa, a core of an extinct volcano, 1518 meters high and believed to be the abode of the legendary “Nats” (spirits). The steps and path climb steeply up Mount Popa, an energetic climb rewarded by fabulous views from the top. Transfer to hotel and leisure . Overnight at hotel.
Bagan – Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay
Morning breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to airport for the flight to Mandalay (Morning, schedules flight ) (30 minutes flying). After check in at hotel, transfer to Jetty and Excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy river to Mingun about 1hr upper river from Mandalay. Visit Mingun Bell: the world largest uncracked bell, weighing 90 tons and continue Hsinbyume as well as unfinished Pagoda built as one of the world’s largest chedis by king Bodaw Paya.
After sightseeing sail back to Mandalay. Visit Zaygyo Market and one of the most revered religious images in Myanmar the Mahamuni Pagoda. Stop to see stone carving and later to see gold leaf being beaten into wafer thin pieces. Visit the Shwenandaw Palace also known as Former Royal Palace, which was once king Mindon’s home. Visit Kuthodaw Pagoda (The world largest book). Sunset at Mandalay Hill. Overnight at hotel.
Mandalay – Amarapura – AVA – Sagaing – Monywa
Morning breakfast at Hotel. Heading to Amarapura (45 minutes),first, excursion to Amarapura 200 years old U Bein teak bridge built in 1728 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital visit Mahagandayon Monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study. Time permitting will have the opportunity to observe the monks having their last meal of the day in total silence.
Continue visit traditional hand-woven silk workshop. And Visit to the former Royal Capital of Inwa (AVA) with local boat (10 minutes) located on an island between the Ayeyarwady and the Myitnge Rivers. After visit , the journey continues to Sagaing. Visit Khaung Mu Daw Pagoda at Sagaing and the Sagaing hills a retreat for Buddhist devotees. Then drive to Monywa (4 hrs driving ). Arrive Moywa. Overnight at Hotel.
Monywa – Mandalay
Morning 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. The caves of Po Win Daung numbering more than one hundred are full of Buddhist statues and murals.
Most exhibit the Innwa style but some may date from 14 Century. Visit Shwe Ba Taung which features unique pavilions cut from the surrounding sandstone and filled with Buddha images and its mural painting. Drive back to Monywa. And cross the Chindwin River by Local Boat and heading drive to Lacquarware Home Industry at Kyaukkar Village, Shweguni Pagoda famous for its magnificent architecture.
Afternoon visit heading the Thanboddhay Pagoda known fot its countless Buddha Images about 20 kilometers out of Monya on the way to the Mandalay road. The richly decorated central stupa has no less than 845 smaller stupas around it. Inside the Pagoda will see thousands of Buddha images (reportedly over 500,000 ) decorating every wallarchway and niche. Arrive to Mandalay. Overnight at Hotel.
Mandalay – Pyin Oo lwin
Morning breakfast at Hotel. And drive to the Maymyo (Pyin-Oo-Lwin) by air conditioned coach. And visit Peik Chin Myaung, Botanical Garden ( The garden features wide expanses of manicured grass large flower beds 20 hectares of natural forest with walking trails a rose garden an orchid house a small stupa on an islet in a pond and several other ponds and Chinese Temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Pyin Oo Lwin – Lashio
Morning breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Lashio. Enjoy the most awesome scenic beauty the world famous Gokteik Viaduct 100-years old bridge built by British Bombay Burma Company. Arrive Lashio, transfer to the hotel and overnight at Hotel.
Visit the local market of Lashio and see the famous pagodas and temples with city tour. Overnight at Hotel.
Lashio – Hsibaw – Pyin Oo Lwin
Morning breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Maymyo. En-route visits Thibaw , famous its Bawgyo Pagoda. Overnight at Hotel.
Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay
Morning breakfast at Hotel. Depart for Mandalay and leisure at hotel. Visit Zaycho Market where you can find local product such as Silk Longyi, Slippers, Myanmar Snacks and so on. And visit Mandalay Royal Palace. Overnight at Hotel.
Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya
Take the morning Flight to Heho and proceed to Pindaya to see Pindaya Cave an interesting drive up into the hills and across the Shan Plateau through fields of mountain rice. Check in hotel and leisure.
In the afternoon visit magnificent Pindaya caves set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque lake where thousands of different types of Buddha images are an display in the various cave chambers. Continue visit some local houses where families produce Shan paper and parasols. Evening stroll along underneath the old Banyan trees – which are said over 200 years old. Overnight at hotel.
Pindaya – Inle
Morning breakfast at Hotel. Starts drive down into the valley to Nyaungshwe on the edge of the Inle Lake : famous for its unique leg rower by A /C coach ( about 2 ½ hours). Arrive Naungshwe and proceed to Inle lake by local boat and Check-in Hotel.
An excursion by boat on Inle Lake , heading to the middle of Inle lake including Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda the holiest religious site in Southern Shan State. Floating Market Villages & Gardens where fruit and vegetables are grown. See traditional handicrafts-silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop. Stop at Ngaphechaung Monastery which is famous for its (Jumping – Cats Show). Transfer to the hotel and overnight at hotel.
Inle – Heho – Yangon
Morning breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Heho airport depart for Yangon by schedule flight. ( Approx: 1 ½ hr flying ) and arrive Yangon airport. Continue visit to the the Bogyoke Market (Scotts market) with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems store. First visit to Yangon Colonial Style city center . Visit Sule Pagoda dating back over 2,000 years ago and Botataung Pagoda. Transfer to the hotel and leisure . Overnight at hotel.
Yangon – Ngapali Beach
Morning breakfast at Hotel. Flight to Thandwe. And transfer to Ngapali Beach. Check In Hotel. Free and leisure for relaxing and swimming.
Morning breakfast at Hotel. Free and Leisure at Ngapali Beach.
Ngapali Beach – Yangon
Morning breakfast at Hotel. Flight to Yangon. Transfer to hotel, free and leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Free & Leisure time till flight departure. Transfer to the International Airport for Departure.