Temples & Villages Photos

Yangon - Bagon - Mt.popa - Monywa - Sagaing - Amarapura - Ava - Mandalay - Pindaya - Kalaw - Inle - Indein- 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.

Day 2Yangon-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. Enjoy sunset from one high temple. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 3Bagan-Mt.Popa-Bagan

After break drive to Phwa Saw village where you can see life of people. Most of the people live in Banboo house, making peanut oil, cows are eating, some girls carrying water, some goats running around…Then continue 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 4Bagan-Monywa

After breakfast drive to Monywa (appr: 3 ½ hours). Monywa is the main commercial and the biggest town in the North-west of Myanmar and connect with India border. On the way to monywa, visit Maule village and can see the life of local people. You will see the villagers are very friendly, hospitable. Bamboo toys, incense sticks making and weaving are some of the main professions. Around Monywa we can visit Alantayar Buddha images, the huge standing buddha image (600 feet height), and reclining buddha image of 450 feet long. Then visit famous Than Buddhe temple which has about 600,000 Buddha images. Overnight in Monywa.

Day 5Monywa-Sagaing-Mandalay

After breakfast drive to Monywa market where you can see different kinds of local products of middle country and also some from India border. Take photos around market and then continue to Sagaing, one ancient capital site before Mandalay in 13th century. There are hundreds of meditation centers, monasteries and nunaries around Sagaing hill.In Sagaing visit Kaunghmutaw pagoda, Umin Thonese Pagodas, Ponnyashin Pagpda at the top of Sagaing Hill. Drive to Mandalay and overnight.

Day 6Mandalay-Amarapura-Ava-Mandalay

After breakfast drive to Amarapura and visit famous U Pein bridge, Mahagandaryon Monastery, famous silk weaving factory. Then visit to Ava, another ancient palace site before Amarapura. Now Ava is just a small village and you can see very nice ancient pagodas and the teak wood monastery from 18th century. In the afternoon back to Mandalay and visit including Shwenanday monastery,Kuthoday pagoda, Atumashi monastery,Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 7Mandalay-Heho-Pindaya-Kalaw

In the morning drive to Mandalay airport to take the flight to Heho. From heho 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 drive to Kalaw. Overnight at Kalaw.

Day 8Kalaw

After breakfast start trek (about 2 hours) to visit tribe village. On the way you will see beautiful plantations of oranges, tea, avogados, chili, and etc. On the village you can enjoy the life of tribe people how they live, work. Afternoon back to Kalaw and leisure. Overnight at kalaw.

Day 9Kalaw-Inle Lake

After breakfast drive to Inle lake (about 2 ½ hour). 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.

Day 10Inle-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 11Inle-Yangon

In the morning transfer to Heho airport to take the flight back to Yangon. On arrival, visit famous Bogyoke market, in the evening visit downtown area, Yangon jetty, Kandawgyi park. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 12Yangon/departure

In the morning transfer to Yangon airport to take the departure flight.

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,