Welcomed by our professional guide at the International airport and visit the largest commercial city Yangon. Visit to the 2,500 years old magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s greatest religious monuments. And continue to Chaukhtetgyi Pagoda, relining Buddha image, 66 meters long. It houses one of the most revered reclining Buddha images in the country. Transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. Transfer to Yangon domestic airport and flight to Mandalay. Visit the Maha Muni Buddha Image, originally from Arakan. It is said to be cast in the life-time of Buddha himself. Visit craft workshops like wood craves and marble, gold leaf drummers, Kalagas tapestries, puppeteers. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Then, continue to Mandalay Palace, the last palace of Burma Kingdom. Visit to ShweNandaw Monastery known as for its teak cravings of Buddhist myths, which adorn its walls and roofs and Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world’s largest book. You will enjoy sunset at Mandalay hill which offers a magnificent view of the city and the walls of the royal palace. Dinner at local restaurant with traditional puppet show. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. Early drive to Sagaing, the capital of the largest division in Myanmar. Visit to Sagaing Hill where you can find numerous pagodas and meditation centers. Enjoy the magnificent view over the surrounding areas at Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda. Continue to Ava, the former royal capital city. Take horse cart ride and visit Bagayer teak monastery, Nanmyint watch-tower, which is 90 feet high, and MahaAungmyayBonzan, also known as Menu Ok Kyaun. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Continue to Mahagandayong Monastery, located in Amarapura. The monastery is known for its strict adherence to the Vinaya, the Buddhist monastic code. Then, continue to old U Bein Bridge, built in 1849. The bridge is about 1.2 km in length of wooden (teak) bridge and the longest teak bridge in the world. Enjoy the sunset at U Bein bridge and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. Early departure to Monywa, located on the east banks of the Chindwin river about three hours drive from Mandalay. Visit to Thanboddhay temple with the its unique shape in the whole country. Continue to the jetty and across Chindwin river to reach Hpo Win Taung cave, well preserved mural painting inside some of the cave. Visit to Shwe Ba Hill and walk through narrow cliffs which is lead down by stone stairs. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Continue to LaykyunSetkyar Standing Buddha Image, the second tallest buddha image in the world. Then, visit to Bodhi Tahtaung pagoda with one thousand Bodhi trees and each tree has a large Buddha image underneath. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. Drive to Pakokku, located on the western bank of Ayeyarwady river. Pakokku is famous for its cotton blank cultivation. You can also find the large business such as cigar factor and hand weaving workshops. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Visit to local market and transfer to jetty. Board then a private boat crosses the Ayeyarwady river. Arrive at Bagan in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Bagan.
Breakfast. Visit to Mani Sithu wet market located in NyaungOo. Then, visit Shwezigone Pagoda – a prototype of Burmese stupas, Gubyaukgyi Temple – famous for great, well-preserved frescoes inside, Htilominlo Temple – famous for its elaborate plaster moldings and Ananda Temple – an architectural masterpiece and a highly revered temple of Bagan. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit Dhammayan Gyi Temple – a massive temple with a finest brickwork and Sularmani Temple – believed to have original and oldest paintings inside remained in Bagan. Then, move to Phwar Saw Village where you can get a glimpse of traditional Myanmar rural life and interact with local people, and Lacquerware workshop. In the evening, take a sunset boat to enjoy the magical sightseeing and romantic sunset view as you gaze upon the Irrawaddy River, Myanmar’s largest river. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. After breakfast, continue to visit Bagan with the discovery of the Royal Palace; from Tharaba Gate and the unrecognized temple of TayokPyae. Then, visit to Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda – located on a hill with nice view of the surrounding temples and pagoda, Thatbyinnyu Temple – one of the tallest temples in Bagan with impressive and beautiful architecture and Manuha Temple – built by the fallen King of the Mon Kingdom. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Departure by road to a palm tree garden with demonstration of harvest and tasting of palm sweets and palm alcohol. “History of the Toddy Palm or Sugar Palm” one of the most useful plants of Myanmar and neighboring India. In the evening, enjoy dinner at Nanda Restaurant, which offers a variety of food in congenial surroundings and features puppet show. Overnight at hotel
Breakfast. Transfer to airport and flight to Heho. Picking up from Heho and drive to Kalaw. During the colonial period, Kalaw was a British hill station. Relics of this area still exist within the township with colonial style buildings and the British built rail network. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Visit around Kalaw sightseeing, Hnee Pagoda – lacquered bamboo Buddha, Kalaw railway station, Kalaw Market and ShweOo Min Pagoda. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. Drive to Nyaung Shwe and visit to Inle lake, a fresh water lake. You can discover numerous small villages with floating houses and life style of Intha (the people of Inle). Visit the NgaPhe monastery, the so-called “jumping cat monastery” since its monks have trained cats to jump inside rings. This wooden monastery, built on stilts, contains an astonishing collection of Buddha statues. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Visit the PhaugDawOo Pagoda, which contains 5 Buddha statues brought from the Malay Peninsula in the 12th century (during the pagoda festival in September /October four of them are transported aboard a gigantic golden barge for the visit of riparian villages) and visit the floating market, some of its many artisanal silk-weaving, cigar-making factories. Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. Start the day trip to Sagar by private boat, located in Southern region of Inle Lake. On the way, you will discover the fishermen of Inle lake, fishing while standing. Visit the main attraction of Sagar, the Sunken stupas, famous for its 108 old stupas flooded by water. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Continue to Thaya Gone village, you will have a chance to discover the unique making process of local rice wine. Another destination is SaeKhaung village and explore local life and continue to Tar Kaung village, where you can see a lot of wonderful stupa. Return to Inle Lake and transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. Drive to heho airport for the flight for Thandwe. Free day.
Breakfast. Free day.
Breakfast. Flight to Yangon. Pick up from airport and drive to Kyaiktiyo, a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaves and balanced on the edge of a cliff. Arrival at the base camp, Kin Pun, transfer to open-top truck which will take you to the top of the mountain. At the top of the hill, enjoy the panoramic view over the Sittaung River Valley.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Early departure to Hpa An and stop at many destinations on the way. Visit to the Bayin Nyi Cave, located 15 miles away from Thaton. This cave needs to climb up over 100 steps to reach there. You can discover several Buddha statues with all different sizes and shapes. At the foot of the cave, there is a hot spring. Lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, continue to Hpa An and visit KawGun cave. Early ancient construction, thousands of Buddha statues in Kawgun cave are still in excellent condition with various ages, shapes, expressions and poses. After that continue to Sadan Cave. Walk through the large cave to the other side of the mountain where you will board a boat for the ride back to the front of the cave. Visit to Shwe Yin Maw Pagoda and enjoy sunset. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. Early trek to Mt.Zwekabin which is a famous highlight of Kayin State, (2368 ft) above sea level. You are recommended to take a walk around a monastery constructed at the summit of Mount Zwegabin and a series of stupas, temples, structures and installations are there for you to explore. Mt.Zwekabin is surrounded by natural gifted environment like forest and villages. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Continue to visit the Lumbini Garden which is at the base of the Mt.ZweKabin. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visit to the Kyauk Kalap Monastery, which means ‘water garden’. You can see beautiful rice field and mountain view along the way. Visit to the village to the Kayin ethnic group where you can explore traditional housing styles and daily life of these people. Dinner and over night at Hotel.
Breakfast. Drive to Yangon and stop on the way, visit to Bago market to observe the local life with varieties of vegetables, flowers and commodity goods. Visit Shwemadaw Pagoda, with 114 meters, the highest pagoda in the country and continue to the Hinthagon Pagoda, the place where Bago was founded. Lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, visit Kanbawzathadi Golden Palace from the second half of the 16th century. Visit one of the world’s largest and finest reclining Buddha at Shwethalyaung and admire the pagoda’s impressive mosaic art. Continue to Maharzedi Pagoda with its impressive bell-shaped stupa. Return to Yangon and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. Free time before transfer to Yangon International airport.
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