Pagodas & Tribes Photos

Yangon - Bagan - Mt.popa - Midat - Chin Villages - Mandalay - Amarapura - Sagaing - Ava - Mingun - Heho – Inle - Indein - Kyaing Tong - Yangon

Day 1Yangon / Arrival

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. Happy Myanmar Travel!

Day 2Yangon

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. Happy Myanmar Travel!

Day 3Yangon-Bagan

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. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 4Bagan-Mt.Popa-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.

Day 5Bagan-Mindat

After breakfast drive to Mindat, Chin state is on the west of Myanmar and most of the area on mountain ranges. Also border with India and Bengladesh. One of the most primitive area with full of untouch natural beauties. The whole state is decorated with hazy thick forest, pine trees, rare orchids plants stuck on here and there, taungzalat which is reddish and yellowish chin national flowers spread around, notable for nameless birds & endemic bird of species persuade bird watching travelers. Evening arrive Mindat. Overnight.

Day 6Mindat-Chin Villages

After breakfast start to visit chin tribe Kyardo Village. It is one of the amazing villages and there are many tattooed faced women. They are one of the Chin nation but they have different custom and believe system. Then visit another village.

Day 7Mindat-Bagan

After breakfast, drive through mountain range for 4 hours. This area is very famous among archaeologist because of recent excavation findings with proof of people older than those found in the Middle East. Discovered were fragments of animals such as turtle, crocodile, rhinoceros and pig in stone layers. Also recorded have been fossilized remains of leaves thought to be about 34 to 50 million years old. In the evening, arrive at Bagan. Overnight at Bagan.

Day 8Bagan-Mandalay-Amarapura-Ava-Sagaing-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. Happy Myanmar Travel!

Day 9Mandalay-Mingun-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. Happy Myanmar Travel!

Day 10Mandalay-Heho-Inle lake

After breakfast drive to Mandalay airport to take the flight to Heho (appr:20 minutes). On arrival drive to Inle lake and visit 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.

Day 11Inle-Indein-Inle

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.

Day 12Inle-Kyaing Tong

In the morning transfer to Heho airport to take the flight to Kyaing Tong (appr:45 minutes). Kyaing Tong is the capital of Eastern Shan area and also the capital city of the Golden Triangle region. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Then visit Maha Myat Muni Pagoda, housing Mandalay style Buddha image and near by a monastery where the monks learn "Khun" language, which is very similar to that used in the Northern Thailand. Proceed to the Shan lacquer ware making home industry to learn embossing method lacquer ware making. Evening visit around famous Naung Tong lake. Overnight at Hotel. Happy Myanmar Travel!

Day 13Trekking to Akha (Hokyin villages)

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.

Day 14Kyaing Tong – Pin Tauk (Akha & Ann Tribe) – Kyaing Tong

After breakfast start hiking tour into the Pin Tauk area. Lush mixed monsoon forest with a view to the plain rice fields looking like a huge, green patchwork blanket shimmering in the water of the flooded paddy fields. Your local guide will introduce you to the villagers of Aka and An tribes. Some are baptized, some tribes still animists. Ann people, known to be the kindest tribe, as there is no case up to nowadays where an Ann member has ever been violent. It will take about 6 hours to visit the villages, including visits of the houses. Late afternoon come back to Kyaing Tong and overnight. Happy Myanmar Travel!

Day 15Kyaing Tong-Yangon

In the morning visit Kyaing Tong market offering a mixture of local products, handicraft wares of the tribal folk and merchandise from Thailand and China, Wat In Monastery, Lone tree hill to see the view of the town. Then transfer to Kyaing Tong airport for your flight back to Yangon. Happy Myanmar Travel!

Day 16Yangon/dep

In the morning transfer to Yangon airport to take the departure flight. Happy Myanmar Travel!

Including Services

-Accommodation in twin sharing room with breakfastr,
-welcome dinner with traditional food,
- bottled water and fresh towels everyday
-domestic flights as mentioned in program,
-boat in Mingun and Inle lake,
-Air-con car,
-english speaking through out guide,
-trekking guide in Kyaing Tong & Mindat,
-entrance fees & camera fees as indicated in the program,

Not Including Services

-International flight to/from Yangon,
-Visa fees,
-Yangon International Airport tax US$ 10 per person,
-early check-in and late check-out,
-any tips & personal expenses,
-any services not mentioned in the program,