Yangon - Bagoo - Kyaikhtiyo - Mawlamyine - Hpa.An - Yangon - Bagan - Mt.Popa - Mandalay - Amarapura - Sagaing - Mingun - Pyin Oo Lwin - Hsipaw - Lashio - Mandalay - Kalaw - Pindaya - Inle Lake - Indein - Ngapali Beach - Yangon
In the morning arrive at Yangon International Airport. Meet with your guide and transfer to hotel for check-in. Then in the afternoon visit Yangon sightseeing including Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda, downtown area, Botahtaung pagoda and the most famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight in Yangon.
In the morning sightseeing start from local market where you can see the varieties of local products such as fish, vegetables, foods. Then drive to Yangon Station to take the city circle train (about 2 hours) to see the daily life of local people. Lunch and afternoon visit famous Aung San market where you can find the very modern things and different kinds of souvinier.Evening visit Kandawgyi lake and park, Yangon jetty. Overnight in Yangon.
After breakfast drive to Kyaikhtiyo (appro: 4 hours). On the way visit Bago, an ancient capital of Mon Kingdom in 15th century. Visit Shwe-tha-lyaung reclining Buddha(55 meters long), Shwe maw daw Pagoda, Hinthagone pagoda, 28 metre high huge Buddha image of Kyaikpun pagoda. Then drive to Kyaikhtiyo. Afternoon arrive the Kimpun base camp and take the open truck to go up till Hermit Hill. From Hermit Hill we have to walk up about 1 hour to reach the Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda. Kyaikhtiyo, mystical pagoda stands on a gold gilded boulder, precariously perched on the edge of the hill over 1100 km above sea –level. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast take the truck to base camp. From base camp drive to Mawlamyine(3 hours). Mawlamyine is the third largest city in Myanmar after Yangon and Mandalay situated 165 kilometers east of the nation's capital across the Gulf of Mottama at the mouth of the Thanlwin river. It is the capital of Mon State with a population of almost 300,000 people. Formerly known as Moulmein, it was once a thriving teak port and the administrative capital of British Lower Burma. Afternoon arrive and check-in hotel. Evening visit Kyaikthanlan pagoda built in 875 AD and thought to be the site from where Rudyard Kipling wrote his famous poem, 'The Road to Mandalay'. Mahamuni pagoda and walking along the strand road.Overnight in Mawlamyine.
Full day of sightseeing in and around Mawlamyine, visit the local market and then continue to famous small town of Mudon (20km -1hour). On the way visit the largest reclining Buddha image in the world, Win Sein Taw Ya, is situated about 20 km south of Mawlamyine on the main road to Mudon. Stop at Kyaukdalone, a Buddhist stupa and a Hindu temple facing each other. and Seindon Mibaya Kyaung, where King Mindon's wife sought refuge. In the evening take a small boat to cross the other side of river and visit Gaung Se island literally means 'head medicine' or shampoo in Myanmar language and 'kyun' means island thus giving rise to its English name of Shampoo Island. It has been given this name from the Ava period when water from a spring on this island was used in the annual royal hair washing ceremony. The island also has a Buddhist meditation centre. Overnight in Mawlamyine.
In the morning after breakfast drive to Hpa-an, the capital city of Kayin State. On the way to Hpa-an visit Kha Yon and Kawkung caves where you can see the full of Buddha images. Arrive Hpa-an and Lunch. Afternoon visit the iconic sights of Mt Zwe Kabin, whose foothills are lined with thousands of identical Buddha statues and the 'Cave of Ten Thousand Buddhas', Kyaukkalat, market and enjoy sunset from Shwe Saryan pagoda just beside the river. Overnight in Hpa-an.
Morning drive to Thaton, on the way visit Bayin Nyi cave and then drive to Thaton, former capital of the Mon Kingdom. Afternoon arrive back Yangon and check-in hotel. Evening relax and overnight in Yangon.
In the morning transfer to Yangon airport to take the flight to Bagan(appro:1:15 hours). On arrival transfer to hotel and check-in. And then start Bagan sightseeing included Nyaung.U market, Shwezigon pagoda, Gubyaukkyi temple, Htilominlo temple, Shwegugyi temple, Ananda temple. Lunch. In the afternoon visit the famous lacquer ware workshop. Then visit Manuha temple, Nanpapaya, Gubyaukkyi temple. Enjoy sunset from the top of famous Shwe San Taw pagoda. Overnight in Bagan.
In the morning visit one local village to see daily life of people, living style and culture. Then visit Lay Myet Hnar temple, Paya Thonesu pagodas. Lunch and relax in the afternoon and evening take a boat in Ayeyarwaddy river to enjoy sunset. Overnight in Bagan.
After break drive to Mt.Popa (about 1:15 hours). Mt.Popa is an extinct vocalno and also known as the home of 37 Myanmar Nats. Mt.Popa area is like the oasic in the dry region of Myanmar. On arrival of Mt.Popa we visit the shrine of 37 Nats. Then have to go up over 700 steps to reach the top of table-mountain. On the way back to Bagan, we can visit the farms beside the rode to see how to produce the brown sugar from palm juice, penut oil, seasam. Overnight in Bagan.
In the morning drive to Mandalay (appr:5 hours) (if by boat: 10 hours). Arrive Mandalay evening and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Mandalay.
After breakfast drive to Amarapura and visit famous U Pein bridge, Mahagandaryon Monastery, famous silk weaving factory. Then drive to Sagaing (about 25minutes), one ancient capital site before Mandalay in 13th century. There are hundreds of meditation centers, monasteries and nunaries around Sagaing hill. In Sagaing visit Umin Thonese Pagodas, Ponnyashin Pagpda at the top of Sagaing Hill. We can visit also the silver smith workshop. In the afternoon back to Mandalay and visit including Shwenandaw monastery,Kuthoday pagoda, Atumashi monastery,Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay.
In the morning drive to jetty to take the boat trip to Mingun (appr:1 hour). On arrival Mingun, visit Mingun Pagoda, Mingun bell, the biggest ringing bell of the world, Myatheintan pagoda. Then take boat back to Mandalay. In the afternoon visit Mahamuni Buddha image, the most famous Buddha of Mandalay and people believe that Buddha image alive. Zaycho market. Overnight in Mandalay.
After breakfast drive to Pyinoolwin (appro:1 ½ hours), was a nice small town and popular hill station during colonial time. Over 1000 meters above sea-level, well-known for its colonial-style houses with large compound and pine trees, eucalyptus and silver-oak abound in town. Visit Famous Botanical garden, Pwe Kauk waterfall, old Station, Pyinoolwin market. Check in hotel and overnight in Pyinoolwin.
After breakfast drive to the old railway station and take the train to Hsipaw. On the way cross the Gokteik Viaduct, the world second highest Gokteik viaduct is located some 55km northeast of Pyin Oo Lwin. The railroad from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw is quite fascinating to see the life of the people, backroad villages, farms, and stunning mountain sceneries. Afternoon arrive Thibaw, Once the administrative center of an independent Shan kingdom ruled by the Sao Bwe (Shan Chieftain). Evening can visit famous 700 years old Bawgyo pagoda and can enjoy very beautiful landscape around the Dokhtawaddy River. Overnight in Hsibaw.
After breakfast visit Thibaw local market in the center of the town, with cinemas, small guest houses and restaurants nearby and Maha Myatmuni Phaya at the southern end. Then continue to Lashio, with over 500.000 inhabitants, most of them Chinese and Shan. Lashio is the largest city in the northern Shan state. It is located at the southern end of the famous Burma Road, linking the country to China and used by the British in World War II. At Lashio can visit the central market with its colourful mix of ethnic groups and the hot springs on the road to Mu-Se.
After breakfast drive back to Mandalay (about 5 hours). Afternoon arrive Mandalay and Leisure at evening. Overnight in Mandalay.
After breakfast drive to Mandalay airport to take the flight to Heho. On arrival drive to Kalaw (appro: 1 ½ hours), a typical small town in southern part ot Shan State. Kalaw was a hill station during colonial time and still exits lots of colonial houses and buildings around the town. On the way to Kalaw you can enjoy the different landscape from the dry region to the cold area of Shan State. In the afternoon arrive and Overnignt in Kalaw.
In the morning visit Kalaw Market where we can see the different kinds of local products from Shan Hill, Kalaw old Station, and then drive to Pindaya (appro:1 ½ hours). The landscape from Kalaw to Pindaya is very nice. Beside of the road, there are different colours of plantations like the gallery of Shan Hills. In Pindaya, visit famous pindaya cave which is famous for its over 8000 old buddha images inside. In the afternoon continue to Nyaung Shwe (appro: 2 hours). Overnight in Inle Lake.
After breakfast visit in Inle lake including famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, floating gardens, Ywa Ma village where we can see some long necked tribe people from other region, paper umbrella making, Inn Paw Knone Village where can see the silk and cotton weaving. Famous Nga Phae Chaung monastery, one of the old monasteries around Inle Lake and now like museum of old Buddha alters. Overnight in Inle Lake.
In the morning take the boat to visit the market day village. In Inle lake region market day is every five day.Not everyday in one village. Market day is interesting, can see different varieties of real local products, alive fish, barber shops, black smith shop and etc..... Then go to Indein pagodas, thousands of ancient pagodas beside of the hill and those were lost in jungle for centuries. Overnight in Inle Lake.
In the morning transfer to Heho airport to take the flight to Thandwe. On arrival car from hotel will come and pick you up to the hotel. Arrive Ngapali beach. Overnight in Ngapali Beach.
Enjoy your leisure at Ngapali Beach
Enjoy your leisure at Ngapali Beach
Enjoy your leisure at Ngapali Beach.
In the morning transfer to Thandwe airport to take the flight back to Yangon. On arrival transfer to hotel and leisure or last day shopping in Yangon.
In the morning transfer to Yangon International airport to take the flight back home.