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OVERALL MYANMAR

YANGON – GOLDEN ROCK – BAGO – BAGAN – MT.POPA – MANDALAY – INLE LAKE – YANGON

10 DAYS – 09 NIGHTS

DAY 1: ARRIVE YANGON & YANGON SIGHTSEEING                                                               

Upon arrival, you’ll greet by your guide who will accompany and transfer you to your hotel.

Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia.

(Early check-in subjected to room availability)

 

This afternoon, we’ll take a tour around the city center which is filled various historical and colonial buildings partly by car or partly on foot. We’ll first visit to Sule Pagoda which is a 2200-year-old temple surrounded by government buildings and commercial shop. Then, you’ll pass along the way to Mahabandoola Park where Independent Monument exists. Continue your tour by passing City Hall, a little India and a little china.

From Here, end your day at Shwedagon Pagoda which is one of the wonders of the world. It was built 2500 years ago and enshrined with hair relics of Buddha and a place where to meet devoted Buddhists meditating and praying. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point.

Stay overnight in Yangon.

 

DAY 2: YANGON – GOLDEN ROCK SIGHTSEEING 

After breakfast, you will overland drive to Kyaik Hto to go to the Golden Rock (driving hour about 4 hours). One the way, we visit to Htaukkyant War Cemetery. Then proceed to overland driving to Golden Rock. Arrive at pilgrim-village is a starting point to the famous Golden Rock. From our hotel in Kyaikhtiyo we first take a truck and then enjoy the trekking to Golden Rock, it will take about 1 hour up the hill to enjoy the sunset at the Golden Rock. The famous ‘Golden Rock’ is a sacred, massive gold-leafed boulder delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff near the top of Mt. Kyaikhtiyo and it is one of the most revered Buddhist shrines.

Stay overnight at Golden Rock Pagoda

DAY 3: GOLDEN ROCK – BAGO – YANGON  

After morning breakfast, you will check out Hotel. Then, drive back to Yangon by coach. On the way, visit to Bago, Located only 80 km, was an ancient capital of Mon Kingdom in 15th century and enjoy the Bago sightseeing including Shwethalyaung Reclining Buddha (55 metres long), Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Myo Ma Local Market, 28 meter high huge Buddha Image of Kyaikpun Pagoda, Chinese Kwanyin Temple and upon your interest, you can visit the Kanbawzathardi Palace of King Bayinnaung.

Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon.

 

DAY 4: YANGON TO BAGAN FLIGHT & BAGAN SIGHTSEEING         

 

After breakfast, you will head to Bagan and upon arrival begin sightseeing at Nyaung Oo Market.  Next will be Shwezigone Pagoda (in which the Frontlet Relic of Buddha was enshrined), Gubyaukgyi Temple (noted for its wall paintings), Htilominlo Pagoda (one of the largest temples of Bagan and noted for its fine plaster carvings), Ananda Okkyaung (a brick monastery with 18th Century mural paintings) and Dhammayangyi Pagoda (extending approximately 255 feet on each of its four sides)

After lunch, you will visit a local family workshop to watch the production process of lacquer ware, one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. Then you will continue on to Thatbyinnyu Pagoda (Bagan’s tallest temple at almost 217 ft) and Nanpaya temple (a unique sandstone monument).   Then you’ll enjoy the breathtaking sunset from Shwesandaw Pagoda, the most popular sunset-viewing spot in Bagan.

You will stay overnight in Bagan.

DAY 5: BAGAN – MT.POPA EXCURSION – BAGAN  

 

After breakfast, we’ll take a break from temple touring in Bagan to visit Mount Popa and Salay. Start with a drive to Chauk to visit the fabulous morning market, filled with locals buying and selling their goods. Continue on to the village of Salay, an important Buddhist centre, and visit its famed wooden monastery with intricate carvings. (Note: Salay monastery museum closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays)

This afternoon we’ll arrive at Mt Popa, an extinct volcano standing 1518 metres high. Mount Popa has played an important role in Myanmar culture, religion and history since earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. (Climb is optional!)

In the late afternoon, we’ll drive back to Bagan and transfer to your hotel.

You will stay overnight in Bagan.

DAY 6: BAGAN TO MANDALAY FLIGHT & MANDALAY – AMARAPURA SIGHTSEEING

 

 This morning fly to Mandalay. Mandalay is Myanmar’s cultural capital. The nature focus of the city is an abrupt hill, rising above a vast moated and walled square.

On arrival, we’ll first visit to Mahamuni Pogada, 13ft-high sated Buddha image which is one of Myanmar’s most famous. Continue your tour of Mandalay with a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the title ‘World’s Biggest Book’. Continue to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace. This grand teak building is known for its exquisite woodcarving.

Head to the top of Mandalay Hill to enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River.

In the afternoon, we’ll drive to Amarapura, a former capital whose name means ‘City of Immortality’. First visit a silk weaving workshop which produces exquisite handmade products and then visit Mahagandayon monastery, when over one-thousand monks reside. After touring this tranquil site, continue to U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest and 200 year-old teak bridge. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams.

Stay overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

DAY 7: MANDALAY – SAGAING – INWA SIGHTSEEING

 

After morning breakfast, you will start to visit Sagaing: Once a 4th century capital city, capital, Sagaing lies 21 km south- west of Mandalay, beside the Ayeyarwaddy River. The Sagaing Hills are dotted with pagodas and there are over 500 monasteries, a retreat for some 6000 monks and nuns. In one sense, the city is still a nexus, although of reverence and devoutness, not political power. Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda situated on the top of the Sagaing Hill, KaungHmudaw Pagoda (an impressive copy of the Mahaceti Pagoda in Sri Lanka), and many other local pagodas are of interest. Silver-smiths still fashion intricate and unique jewellery in Sagiang and their workshops are worth visiting to purchase eye-catching necklaces and bracelets are inexpensive prices. Then, continue to Inwa(Ava) : In-wa, situated 20 km (1 hr drive) southwest of Mandalay, was founded as the nucleus of the Myanmar empire in 1364 after the fall of Bagan to the Mongol army of Kublai Khan. It remained the seat of Myanmar kings for almost four centuries. Its original walled boundary was not geometric but shaped like a seated lion, similar to those that guard the entrances of many pagodas. Only a small part of this wall remains the gated section where the ceremonial hair washing of the king took place. Stood as the The original name of In-Wa, Yadanarpura, meant City of Precious Gems.

Today In-wa is a small town and it would be easy to overlook its power and prominence in past centuries. Other local sights include the Nanmyint Watch Tower, the MahaAungmyeBonzan monastery and In-wa Bridge, spanning the Ayeyarwaddy River. Sightseeing is done by horse-cart due to the road condition, but this is a fascinating way to cover In-wa. Then, transfer to back to Mandalay.

Stay overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

DAY 8: MANDALAY TO HEHO FLIGHT & INLE LAKE SIGHTSEEING  

         

After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Heho. On arrival at Heho airport, you will drive to Inle Lake and enjoy a boat ride for the whole day. Your sightseeing will start with a visit to the Phaungdawoo Pagoda, which houses five small Buddha images.   The temple is also home to an annual festival, usually held during the month of October and which is the biggest occasion held in the Inlet Lake .The next must see stop is Nag Phi Chaung Monastery, an attractive wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake at the end of the 1850s and where you can see the popular jumping cats leap through the hoops .You also have an the option to see the Padaung or “Copper Neck” hill tribe. Your tour will continue with a visit to local shops, specializing in silk, lotus, and traditional iron work. Time permitting; you can visit a Shan paper making facility, before an overnight stay at your hotel.

Stay overnight on Inle Lake.

DAY 9: INLE LAKE – INDEIN SIGHTSEEING – INLE LAKE    

 

After breakfast, visit the lake’s morning market. The market rotates its location around the lake’s villages in a 5 day rhythm and is visited by lake inhabitants and surrounding hill tribes who come to sell and trade their wares. (Note: market is daily except on dark moon day and full moon day).

From the middle of the lake, continue down a small canal leading to Indein populated by ethnic Padaung (“long neck women”). You’ll walk on a covered alley lined on both sides with a thousand pagodas. Continue on foot by a long covered staircase to discover the magnificent complex of Alaung Sithu in beautiful scenery of ancient stupas buried in vegetation with a panoramic view of the lake.

This afternoon is your leisure at hotel.

Stay overnight at hotel in Inle Lake.

DAY 10: HEHO TO YANGON FLIGHT & SIGHTSEEING AND DEPARTURE  

 

 After morning breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Yangon. On arrival at Yangon airport, you will proceed to visit Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, which is famous for its huge image of a reclining Buddha and which was built in 1966 to replace the old image built in1907. You will also have the option to visit Kandawgyi Lake and surrounding areas, which offer numerous photo opportunities. Next, you will go shopping at the Bogyoke market (formerly “Scott market”) where you can get a wide range of Myanmar handicrafts, jewelry, fabrics and lacquer ware.  Time permitting, your guide will bring you to the famous MK gems shop, where high quality gems are displayed in eight different decorated show rooms.

Then, you will transfer to Yangon International airport for your departure. 

 

Service Included:                          

  • Accommodation based on 9 Nights Twin or Double Room sharing program including Daily Hotel breakfast
  • All kinds of internal transportation as above mentioned itinerary
  • Domestic Flight from Yangon – Bagan, Bagan-Mandalay, Mandalay- Heho and Heho-Yangon
  • Open truck services up & down at Golden Rock Pagoda
  • Private boat services in Inle Lake & Indein Excursion
  • Inwa Boat & Horse Cart Services
  • English Station Guide Services as you wish
  • Entrance Fees & Zone Fees as per mentioned program
  • Good local car experienced car driver
  • Government Tax
  • Service Tax

 

Service Excluded:

    • International Ticket Fare with insurance surcharge and Fuel surcharge
    • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) at local restaurant
    • Sagaing Hill Truck Fee
    • Mandalay Hill Truck Fee
    • Visa Fees & Travels insurance
    • Sedan Chair at Golden Rock pagoda
    • Visits not mentioned in the program
    • Camera or Video Camera fees
    • Tips and gratitude to guides / drivers / porters at the hotels & Airports
    • Bank Transfer charge (if any)
    • Personal Expense such as beverages, telephone calls, laundry services, Mini bar, etc….
    • Drinks at meals and purify drinking water and snow Towel along in program
    • Myanmar Visa Fees 50 USD
    • Other services not mentioned above including

 

 Accommodation in sharing Twin/Double basic (3 Stars Category)

 

Please Note!: If some of the hotels below are fully booked, we will arrange for you another hotel with the same star rating within the same area

City Hotel Name Room Type Category
Yangon Hotel Grand United Superior ***
Bagan Hotel Yadanarbon Superior ***
Mandalay Hotel Yadanarobon Mandalay Superior ***
Inle Lake Hupin Khaung Daing Superior ***
Golden Rock Kyaikhto Hotel Superior ***

 

Accommodation in sharing Twin/Double basic (4 Stars Category)

 

City Hotel Name Room Type Category
Yangon Jasmine Palace Hotel Superior ****
Bagan Bagan Thande Hotel Superior ****
Mandalay Eastern Palace Hotel Deluxe ****
Inle Lake Amata Garden Resort Deluxe(ROH) ****
Golden Rock Mountain Top Hotel Rent of House ****

 

Accommodation in sharing Twin/Double basic (5 Stars Category)

 

City Hotel Name Room Type Category
Yangon Chatrium Hotel Deluxe(ROH) *****
Bagan Hotel @ Tharabar Gate Deluxe *****
Mandalay Mandalay Hill Resort Superior Palace View *****
Inle Lake Pristine Lotus Resort Inle Lotus Villa *****
Golden Rock Mountain Top Hotel Rent of House ****

 

Domestic Flights

 

Sector Airline
Yangon – Bagan Air Kanbawza (K7), Air Bagan (W9), Asian Wings (YJ), Yangon Airways (YH), Air Mandalay (6T), Mann Yadanarpon (7Y)
Bagan – Mandalay
Mandalay – Heho
Heho – Yangon
*Flight time and airfares may be subjected to change without priority notice by airlines. *

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