Experience Yagon Mandalay-Bagan-Popa- Inle lake
ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY:
Arrival Yangon by morning flight- Kyaikhtiyo
At Yangon International airport, meet with our English speaking guide with a pack of welcome gift which includes a small souvenir, Myanmar Map and some stamped postcards of Myanmar’s sceneries. On the way. drive to Kyaikhtiyo, about 190 km from Yangon. Along the way, you can enjoy the countryside views including water buffaloes and cows around paddy fields, fishing village, plantations of rubber, cashew nuts and pomelo, etc… up to Kyaikhtiyo. After 4 hours drive from Yangon, you will reach Kinpun Basecamp. From there we have to take a local open truck which is specially prepared for hilly track up, you can get joyful and exciting experience on the way passing through forests, waterfall and streams. Then, walking a few minutes to check in to your hotel and visit to the Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda which stands on a gilded boulder precariously perched on the edge of a hill and watches the beauty of sunset at this important pilgrimage site. For being located on the hill, you can enjoy the nice scenery of hills, valleys, clouds, fresh air, amazing sunset and sunrise. Back to the hotel and overnight at Mountain Top Hotel
Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Yangon
After breakfast, start your long drive to Yangon. On the way, explore Bago, the Ancient Mon Capital Hamthawaddy. Along the way, it is interesting to see the countryside view of paddy fields and plantations. Then, going to Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most important pagodas in Myanmar which is built in Mon style. Another high light of Bago, the excavation and restoration site of 16th-century palace Kanbawzathadi built by King Bayint Naung is also a place worth to see.Then a short visit to Shwethalyaung Buddha Image, the old reclining Buddha since 994 A D. And then drive back to Yangon, on the way you can see the four gigantic sitting Buddhas in Mon style known as Kyaik Pun Pagoda. Drive back to Yangon and overnight in Yangon.
Yangon- Mandalay by night bus departs at 22pm
After breakfast, start our tours at the city center where you will see how people of different faiths and cultures live together in harmony and peace for centuries. From afar, you can spot a pagoda shinning with pure gold plates on, that is the 2000-year-old Sule pagoda. Just beside it, you can see the beautiful Bengali Sunni Jameh Mosque and then on the other side is the Immanuel Baptist church which was built in 1885. Then two minutes away by walk, you will reach the Ganesha Hindu Temple. Last but not least, the 120 years old Musmeah Yeshua Jewish Synagogue is about 5 minute’s walk from Sule Pagoda. By viewing Yangon City Hall, we can learn the mixture of Burmese and Western architecture, it is facing to the Independent Monument which stands gracefully in the Mahabandoola Park, where Yangoners gather for relaxation and festivals and events. Next, to the park, you can see the eyes catching Victorian style red building, the Supreme Court. Continue exploring along the colonial area, there are many huge buildings by different architecture like Render House, Economic Bank, the office of Inland Water Transport, the District Court of Western Yangon, Myanmar Port Authority and the Custom House. The Strand Hotel and the General Post Office can be also seen along the Strand road. And then, on up north, you can see the oldest Armenian church from 1863, the Secretariat and St. Mary Cathedral of 1911.
In the late afternoon, head to the Shwedagon Pagoda which is covered with tons of gold blocks 9, not gold leaf ) and thousands or diamonds and other precious stones. Visiting Shwedagon is not just to see the tradition, belief, and custom but to enjoy the real life of locals like sellers of flowers, birds ‘ food, fortune tellers, families and friends praying etc. We intentionally chose to be here in the late afternoon because the temperature is cool and after sunset, everything is illuminated as a magic land. After that, transfer to the bus station for bus to Mandalay
Meet our driver at Mandalay bus station to pick up to the hotel. Then, our guide will greet you to proceed Amarapura means City of Immortality founded in 1783 AD. Visit Mahagandaryone monastery the largest teaching monastery in Myanmar. Daily at around 10:30 a.m, about 700 monks queue up for their last meal ( lunch ) of the day. Then enjoy the great serenity of 1.2km long U Bein wooden Bridge ,built since 1782 with over1700 huge teak pillars, is one of the worth visiting sites and Taung- ta-man lake that will give you an enchanting experience. Then continue your tour by visiting the handicraft workshops such as bronze sculpture, gold leaf beating and marble stone carving,
In the afternoon, explore in Mandalay city. Sightseeing highlight includes Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings; Kuthodaw Pagoda, often called the world’s largest book. Finish your tour by visiting Mandalay Hill, the natural watch-tower for the visitors to watch sunrise or sunset over the city plains. And then, drive back to your hotel.
Mandalay free day
After breakfast, free and leisure the whole day & overnight at Ayarwaddy River View Hotel (Superior room)in Mandalay. (B) (No guide, no car) As optional, guests can enjoy taking horse cart in Ava, the classic way to visit interesting sites or biking surrounding area of Mandalay or day trip to Pyin U Lwin or Foodies tour around the city or visit to Zey Cho market. These are the best optional ways which you can have fun and stay active as you learn more about the locals
Mandalay-Bagan by express boat
After breakfast, our driver will pick you up and transfer to Jetty for a whole day reverie cruise on the majestic Ayeyarwaddy River from Mandalay to Bagan which will take about 10 hours. Check in time is 6:00, departure itme is 6:30 am and will arrive at 16:00 pm in Bagan. Enjoy the extraordinary scenic and interesting sights along the picturesque Ayeyarwaddy River on the express boat with the capacity of (200) passengers, air-conditioned hall provided with comfortable reclining seats. Arrive at Bagan Jetty in the evening and transfer to hotel
Note : Breakfast on boat starts from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.
Lunch on boat starts from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM.
Bagan full day sightseeing
After breakfast at the hotel, our driver will greet you to start the full day Bagan sightseeing tour with a visit to Nyaung-U local market, the golden pagoda of Shwezigon pagoda, which is Pagan's most important reliquary shrine – look out for images of 37 "Nats" housed in a small hall. See 12th century frescoes adorning the corridors of Kyansitta "Cave" temple. Continue to Gubyaukgyi, another "cave" temple with fine frescoes of "jataka tales". Next stop is Htilominlo, the last Bamar style temple built in Bagan, with old murals and friezes. Pass through Tharaba Gateway into Old Bagan. In the afternoon, making a photo stop at the tallest temple measuring 61 meters Thatbuinnyu known as ": temple of omniscience" and dating from 1091. Visit local lacquer workshop to watch craftsmen skillfully making this most famous of Bagan handicrafts. At the sunset time and climb to the top of Shwesandaw stupa to enjoy magnificent views over Pagan's temples and the Ayeyarwady River. Overnight in Bagan
Bagan-Popa-Inleby private car
After breakfast check-out and proceed for Inle via Mount Popa. It is an extinct volcano, and is generally known as the abode of legendary Nats or spirit gods for which the annual festival is held during the Myanmar month Nayon (May/June). On top of the mountain, there are monasteries, pagodas and shrines in different style. (The total drive would take approximately 9 hours).Arrive Nyaung Shwe where Inle lake is situated for overnight at Amazing Nyaung Shwe Hotel (Deluxe room) on the lake
Inle- Nyaung Shwe-Yangon by night bus departs at 19:00pm
After breakfast, boat man will meet you to start the tour to the Nge Pae Chaung monastery and the most famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda where the Buddha images have been covered in so much gold that they look like balls of solid gold. Then, transfer to the bus station for overnight bus to Yangon
Meet our driver at Bus station to transfer to the hotel. Today is free and leisure the whole day.
Opt : Visit to Bogyoke Market, train ride,Night market.
Overnight at Best Western Hotel (Deluxe room) in Yangon. (B)
Note: Bogyoke Market is closed on every Monday
Yangon departure by 8:25am flight
After breakfast at hotel, morning transfer to the airport for international departure