Yangon –Bago – Kyaikhtiyo – Bagan – Mt.Popa – Mandalay – Amarapura – Mingun – Sagaing – Ava (Innwa) – Padalin Cave – Heho – Kalaw – Pindaya – Inle Lake – Sakar – Taunggyi – Kakku – Yangon
Day 01: Yangon arrival & sightseeing (by car)
Arrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by Young Top Tycoon Tourism representative and our tour guide. Check in hotel. Yangon sightseeing includes; the Royal Park , one of the most popular green spaces in the downtown area of Yangon. Here you see the glittering Karaweik Barge, a replica of the Royal Bridge and enjoy the view over the lake up to the Shwedagon Pagoda. Visit to the city center with the gilded 2500 years Sule Pagoda.And visit colonial style buildings surrounding Mahabandula Park . Proceed toChaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda to see 70-meters long colossal reclining Buddha. Then drive to stroll through a narrow street of China Town including the short visit to Tao Temple. Then, shortly before sunset, the 107 meters high golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda will glitter in the soft light of the early evening.
Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day02: Yangon – Bago – Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) (by car)
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Kyaikhtiyo and on the way Bago sightseeing. Visit to Kyat Khet Wine Monastery, where a thousand monks take their last meal of the day at 10:00 am in total silence. Then continue toKyaikthiyo, one of Myanmar’s landmark, which is famous for its position and religious importance:Kyaikhtiyo the “Golden Rock “, huge boulder completely covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. To reach the pagoda from Kin Pun a steep 11km road leads to the upper staging point by truck. Take a light trekking on the summit through bamboo forest.
Enjoy the sunset beauty on the hill top and overnight at the hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.
Day03: Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) – Bago – Yangon (by car)
After breakfast at hotel, take a half hour walk to small cave. Also stop at the roadside shops for rare product of jungle, Midmorning, drive down to the base camp and return to Yangon. On the way visit most important sights of this old capital of the Mon People. Visit in Bago sightseeing: Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Hinthargone Pagoda and Kanbawza Thardi Palace built by King Bayinnaung. Then visit in and Shwethalyaung Pagoda (the world's most beautiful reclining Buddha) and Maha Zedi the Mon style. Then visit to Chinese Kwanyin Temple and a walk around the colorful Bago Market. Visit also and the huge 4 sitting Buddha's "Kyaikpun"(28 meter high huge Buddha Image). After that, drive back to Yangon and on the way visit the Allied War Cemetery near Htaukkyan, the final resting place for over 27,000 allied soldiers. As soon as you arrive to Yangon, stop to take photo in the front of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s house area who got Nobel peace prize in 1991.
Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 04: Yangon – Bagan (by flight & car)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport and fly to Bagan. Arrive Bagan and sightseeing includes; starts with the Nyaung Oo Colorful Local Market and then visit Shwezigon Pagoda, its magnificent golden stupa,Wet-Kyi Inn- Gubyaukgyi Temple, with superb mural paintings of jataka scenes, Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sand stone decoration. After that, Ananda Temple, architectural masterpiece of the early- style temple with four impressive standing Buddha images. Continue toThabinnyu Temple, the highest temple in Bagan, and Dhammayangyi Temple, the most missive temple, noted for its remarkable brickwork. Enjoy sunset over the site from the upper terrace of Shwesandaw Pagoda.
Overnight at hotel in Bagan.
Day 05: Bagan sightseeing (by car)
After breakfast, visit Myinkaba Gubyaukgyi temple with the murals restored by UNESCO and Mya ze di pagoda, earlier Myanmar writing in 1113 AD and you can study about the toddy palm and how to make Myanmar chocolate. After that, proceed toMyinkaba Village for observing the traditional lacquer ware workshop to explore the process of making unquie Myanmar bowls and trays. Proceed to visit Manuha Temple and Nan Paya.Afternoon visit to Minnanthu village and photograph the village life.
Sunset at the Dhammayazika pagoda and overnight in Bagan.
Day 06: Bagan – Mt.Popa –Sale – Bagan (by car)
If you want to enjoy the fresh feeling of the early morning, you may take part the sunrise view for itAfter breakfast at hotel, visit in Mt.Popa, is considered the early font of power for the mystical world of the nats. Climb up Mt.Popa, a perfect place for Eco-tourism, and view the surrounding area. Continue toSale, it is a small town about 55 km south of Bagan, down the Ayeyarwaddy river.Worth a visit is Yoke Sone Monastery with its exceptional woodcarvings on the outside of the building. Continue to a number of other old monasteries and splendid colonial style houses.
Return back to Bagan and overnight at hotel in Bagan.
Day 07: Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura (by flight and car)
Early morning breakfast at hotel, transfer to the Bagan airport for Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay, start forAmarapura excursion, firstlyMahagandayon Monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study and then U Bein Bridge. There, you can take a walk over the world’s longest teakwood bridges. Continue drive to Mandalay visit in Maha Myat Muni Pagoda, Tapestry making home cottage, Marble carving workshop, Gold-leaf Beating workshop, Silk weaving home cotta and Bronze Casting. Shewnandaw Monastery (Golden Palace) noted for its exquisite wood carving,Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the World’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scripture, and in the evening enjoys the sunset from Mandalay Hill.
Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.
Day 08: Mandalay –Mingun – Ava – Sagaing– Mandalay (by car ,boat &, horse cart)
After breakfast at hotel, depart from Mandalay on a private boat along theAyeyarwaddy River to visit Mingun, a village on the west bank of the river. Visit in Mingun Pathotawgyi, the world renowned ringing Mingun Bell,Myatheintan Pagoda and surrounding villages. Proceed to Ava (Innwa) and visit the village and the old wooden monastery of Ava (Innwa), old pagodas from 16 Century and photograph the rice fields surrounded by old pagodas. Travel by horse cart to see the Bagaya Monastery (for photo shoot of novices and kids din the monastic school) and the old Royal Palace.
Then proceed to Sagaing Hill – known as the center for meditation. Hill sides are dotted with numerous pagodas and Monasteries. Visit to Khaungmudaw Pagoda, Silver-smith workshop, In the evening enjoy the sunset from Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda at Sagaing Hill. Return to Mandalay .
Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.
Day 09: Mandalay – Padalin Cave – Mandalay (by car)
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Kumearound about one and half hour then continue to drive about one and half hour again to a narrow dirt road to Kindar Dam 21 miles from Kume. After crossing the dam by boat and continue one hour trekking to the Padalin Cave. It is at the western fringe of Shan Plateau near a path from Nyaunggyat to Yebock, on a spur ofNwalabo mountains within the Panlaung Reserved Forest, is supposed to be such an abode of prehistoric cave men, perhaps the first natives or settles of Myanmar. There are two caves, the smaller of the two contains paintings from between the Mesolithic and early Neolithic periods. Explore the Unique site and after that return back to Mandalay.
Over night hotel in Mandalay.
Day 10: Mandalay –Heho–Kalaw– Pindaya (by flight and car)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for flight to Heho. Arrive Heho and proceed to Kalaw sightseeing; and then proceed to Pindayasightseeing. Visit to Pindaya Cave, are set deep in the hillsides and there stands at the entrance, a 15 meter high Shwe U Min Cave, Pindaya lake,home base paper making and umbrella making industry.
Overnight at hotel in Pindaya.
Day 11: Pindaya - Inle Lake(by car and boat)
After breakfast at hotel, drive to theLake and sightseeing; Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Unique Leg-rowers, Traditional Fishing Method and Silk Weaving. Then visit to Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, so called “Jumping cat’s monastery”. Photograph the long neck family on the way back (Padaung Women).
Overnight hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 12: Sakar (by boat) – Inle Lake
After breakfast at hotel, travel by boat to Sagar (approximately 3 hrs per way), a rarely visited area south of Inle Lake. Firstly, study the 5-day market on the way and a village where earthernware pottery is produced. Continue to the producing robes made from fabrics of thousands of lotus stems naturally and stuty about the local methods of producing high degree of Alcohol fermented and extracted from bran rice. On the way, get the insight into the unspoiled culture and traditional life style of the enthic Pa-O and Intha inhabitants around there.
After that, return back to hotel in Inle Lake and overnight in hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 13: Inle Lake – Taunggyi – Kakku –Yangon (by car & flight)
After breakfast at hotel, proceed to Kakku, a temple complex of more than 2000 stupas has lied hidden in the Pa-O heartland of Southern Shan State of centuries. Return back toTaunggyi. In the evening transfer to Hehoairport for flight back to Yangon.
Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 14: Yangon sightseeing & departure (by car)
After breakfast at hotel, morning visitBotataung Pagoda and Nanthida Jetty and watch the traffic on the Yangon River; here luxury cruise liners come to berth at this jetty quite often. Shopping at Gems mart and Handicraft shops at Bogyoke (Scott) Market where you can buy many souvenirs. And visit Kaba Aye (World Peace) Pagoda and drive to Yangon International airport for departure. If time permit on the way visit to Lawka Chanthar Arbayar Laba Muni Buddha Image (Kyauktawgyi) and White Elephant camp and departure.
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