Highlights of Myanmar – 12 days

Yangon Yangon 1 Yangon 2 Heho Pindaya caves Pindaya caves 1 Kalaw Nyaung Shwe Inle Lake Mandalay Mingun Bagan

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12 days / 11 nights
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This program highlight east and central Myanmar, visitors will have exhilarating days with great views and imaginary panorama. Numerous histories, Ancient remains and legendary building will present how the country culture so incredible. Art and craft in Bagan and Mandalay will astonish you while Lake Inle show off exclusivity traditions. River journey in this trip will amaze you with the unique way of life of the people as well as the changes of waterway characteristic. Most travelers who take this journey can’t wait to return Myanmar.


Day 1

Yangon Arrival

Welcome to Yangon! The first thing you will notice greenery pictogram once you touched down Yangon. Our helpful local associate will assist you to start your journey begin. On the way from Airport, will pass by The Lady Aung San Suu Kyi’s resident front gate; adored how difficult her democracy journey. There will be placed an up-to-date news journal inside the car and you will be explained about the gracious community and amazing pagodas along the way. Once you are checked in at Hotel, we will arrange a first visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, which is over 2500 years old, and learn why this glittering pagoda is the landmark of Yangon. Depend on your International Flight arrival time; tour schedule will be adjusted accordingly. Dinner will served with Famous Roasted Golden Duck. Enjoy your first night!

Day 2

Yangon - Heho – Pindaya (By Car)

Take the available earliest flight to Heho, then will drive to Pindaya, on the way you will see the most picturesque tranquility along the journey. Pindaya is famous for its early narration as well as the spider landmark. Will visit Shwe Oo Min Natural Cave, which was filled with over eight thousands Buddha statues, the most impressive cave in the area. Danu style dinner will serve at local restaurant with the lake view panorama. Overnight in Pindaya

Day 3

Pindaya - Kalaw

Morning, visit to Kan Tau Monastery near Pone Taloke Lake to see large collections of Buddha images. Another thing recognized in Pindaya is Big Big giant trees group. Afternoon drive to Kalaw – a hill station that is 1320 meter above from sea level. Weather, flora and atmosphere are the best composition for perfect trek or resort retreat. A small trek within the town will take place until the sunset. Overnight in Kalaw

Day 4

Kalaw - Nyaung Shwe/Inle Lake

Start morning visit at Center Market, Shwe Oo Min Paya, Hnee Paya and Christ the King Church at University road are shouldn’t miss while you are in Kalaw. Meeting with Tribal people will make you smile and stories. After Lunch drive to Nyaung Shwe – a small town where is the one and only gateway of Lake Inle. You will perceive the flawless flora and fauna in this tranquil horizon lake above 900m from sea level, which is surrounded by blue and misty mountain ranges. Overnight in Inle Lake or Nyaung Shwe

Day 5

Inle Lake

Being one of the prominent destinations in Myanmar, Inle Lake offer something unique for every traveler. Tribal people, Inn Thar, living in the floating villages, special style farming on the floating gardens can be found widely. Full day excursion by boat to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Nga Hpe Kyaung Monastery, Ywama Village or Inthein Village based on 5 days market agenda. Textile raw from lotus flower and lots of local crafts will astonish you definitely. One of the focuses of the day is taste the fresh and healthy, yet tasteful and distinctive cuisine of Inle Lake. Spend the day by fascinating with all possibility of natural beauty and tribal influence.

Day 6

Inle Lake – Heho – Mandalay (By flight)

Soak in the serenity and natural beauty to get the most experiences in the Lake. After breakfast, we will visit Nyaung Shwe Market where the most crowded place in the morning with local venders, everything is fresh, flash and focus. Then proceed to the Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, the essential spot of Nyaung Shwe, to enjoy the oval shape windows in the antique teak ceremony hall. If time permit, we will visit Grape Farm & have local wine expedition. Take flight to Mandalay – the heart of Myanmar. Arrival Mandalay, Check-in hotel and a few hour will spare for relax. Then will you take off the boat trip across Irrawaddy River to Mingun Bell (total 90 Tons weight) will amaze you with unfinished pagoda, which might give you a few thoughts and recalling time. Let’s learn how they are appealing. Evening to Mandalay will visit MahaMuni Buddha Image – one of the holy & highly respected places for Buddhism. Before late, a short visit to the town's craft workshops, this place is recommended to buy bronze or wood crafts.

Day 7

Mandalay – Sagaing – Mingun - Mandalay

Morning, drive to Sagaing Hills where numerous pagodas, monasteries and a Buddhist retreat center located. A peaceful surrounding and magnificent view over Irrawaddy River will welcome you from here. Will spend sometime at Soon Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda the oldest & highest place of the Sagaing Hill. On the way, we will pay visit to Maha Ganayon Monastery. And Old Amarapura, which is a quite village current days. Observe the well known the world’s longest wooden Bridge U Bein, walk over and have a great time. Drive back to Mandalay, and a quick visit to Shwe Kyaung Monastery and appreciate its fine teak design & building. A nice sunset over the Mandalay Hill will blend your trip to be perfect. Evening will chill out in the busy Mandalar night. Grill fish in Shan style with beer will perfect for your evening. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 8

Mandalay – Monywa

Wake up the morning with the rich culture of Myanmar. Start the city tour with Kuthodaw Pagoda, which is known as the world’s largest book, followed by Sandarmuni Pagoda Temple. Late morning, drive to Monywa – a city that is the major trade center for the surrounding area. Thanbuddhei Temple is the most mythical in this area, with the history from 1303, where you can found over five hundred thousands Buddha images. Followed by the attraction – Lay Kyun Sat Kyar Standing Buddha Statue, can say the second tallest status in the world. Another can’t miss stop is Phoe Win Taung. You will amaze the surrounding as well as gorgeous decorated caves, stories and painting reflecting earlier 18th century. By the way, there is a fact that in Myanmar, 80% of blankets are producing in Monywa. Overnight in Monywa.

Day 9

Monywa - Pakokku – Bagan

After breakfast, drive to Pakoku, a quite small town, which famous for Tobacco trading. Another noticeable reason of Pakoku’s trendy is Thanakha - a tradition cosmetic for most Myanmar women love it. Firstly will visit cheroots factory and visit to market; local snacks & ingredient expedition will take place, then followed by Thanakha vendors and slippers workshops. After Pakoku excursion, will across the Irrawaddy River with private local boat, for journey to the Bagan, a city scattered with thousands of pagodas – most of them are over 800 years old. On arrival you will be taken to the prominent Tharabar Gate where most of the historic stories are connected. Drive to Law Ka Nandar Sedi to enjoy the evening. Overnight in Ancient Kingdom Bagan

Day 10

Bagan & Beyond

Morning, firstly will visit to Ananda Pagoda to enhance more about ancient legendary & realize about masterpiece of architecture. Just a quick direction to west, you will witness Thatbyinnyu – the highest temple in this plane of Bagan area. Then stopover to an only one hindu religion multiplying temple remaining in Bagan, Nat Lyaung Kyaung, where you can see Vishnu figure. Enjoy lunch with chicken rice (Burmese style) at the restaurant near Bupaya. Then transfer to hotel for check in and to avoid the heat. Afternoon, start the tour again with plausible Myinkaba Village for its lacquer ware workshops, wonderful stories on the way; Manuha Temple – a strange alter Buddha image build by a Mon King to reflect the stress and anxiety of his captive by King Anawrahta. Nearby Temples Gubyaukgyi and Nan Paya will be visited. Magnificent sunset can enjoy at Shwesandaw Pagoda if not too much crowded. Overnight in Bagan

Day 11

Bagan – Yangon

Since Bagan is the one of the most significant places in Myanmar, a colorful Nyaung Oo market is also a must sight in Bagan, this will make you realize the livelihood of local people daily chore. Recall all temple visited in Bagan and fine-tune sightsee agenda to get the most of Bagan. Fly back to Yangon in the afternoon, check in hotel, then will visit to Chauk Htet Gyi Buddha – a reclining Buddha image, you will realize surprisingly the huge figure how delightfully. Rice Vermicelli Noodle Soup will be served for your dinner to fulfill Yangon’s familiarity.

Day 12

Yangon Departure

Start your day with the morning jetty visit and taste of Myanmar rice cakes for remembrance. After visit to the city center Sule Pagoda, visit downtown Yangon; walking tour for colonial era building and will show you the true lives of Burmese people - the look beyond the faded colonial shop fronts. You will enjoy shopping and witnessing Bogyoke Aung San Market. You will get the best view of Yangon while having your lunch. Afternoon will transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight from Myanmar. End of Highlights of Myanmar.

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