12 Days With Natmataung & Chin Villages

Yangon - Bagan - Mindat - My.Vitoria - Chin Villages - Bagan - Mandalay - Amarapura-Sagaing - Mingun - Inlelake - Indein - Yangon

Day 1 Yangon / 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 2 Yangon-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 3 Bagan-Pakkoku-Mindat

After breakfast, drive to Pakokku by jeep crossing the river Ayeyarwaddy by ferry at Kyun Chaung and continuing to Mindat about 7hrs drive from Bagan. We will be taking the direct route from Pauk to Mindat, initially crossing the rain shadow plains of Ayeyarwaddy and through teak forested hills towards Mindat. Arrive Mindat and check in at a simple guest house available with very basic accommodation. Overnight at Mindat.

Day 4 Mindat

After breakfast visit at Mindat and around. Available to see the ways of life of Chin tribes (tattoo faces in different designs) and markets. Chin culture is renowned for its strong ethnic identity with a similar tattoo culture to that of Polynesian people. What to see there are Chin ladies with tattoo faces, a primitive Chin playing a bamboo flute with his nose, a charming local market. overnight at Guest House.

Day 5 Mindat-Kya Do-Aye village (jeep+trek)

There is no rush today, our jeep will drive us to Che Chaung and continue our journey by trek towards Ayesakhan village about 5 hrs trek through Kya Do village with its strong Chin culture. Along the way there are colourful villages and great views towards. Mt Victoria. At Aye village our crew will set us up in simple communal accommodation. Overnight at Aye in simple village accommodation.

Day 6 Ayesakan – Mt. Victoria Summit – Kanpalet by Trek + Jeep

Our route takes you up the forest around the contour of the mountain valley. Jeep will drop you off and then trek up on a relatively steep way for about 2hrs follow by the decent climbing up. Don't worry! The beauty of Rhododendron forest and the sound of silence will drive away your exhaustion. There you are on the summit of Mt. Victoria. It is originally known as Na Ma Taung and named Mt. Victoria after the memorial present to England Queen Victoria in the British time. In local language, it is called Khaw Nou Toung (The Great Mountain or The Mountain of Spirit or The Mountain of Female). It has an area of 432 acres well-preserved by the forestry department. Lunch on the summit. Trek down to the meeting point where your jeeps wait. Continue drive down the hill and arrive you resort, Mt. Oasis, beautifully perched on the hill. Overnight in the resort with very simple accommodation.

Day 7 Kanpalet-Chauk-Bagan

Morning after breakfast, say good-bye to all the staff in the resort and the beautiful Chin Hill. Drive down the hill leading to central Myanmar. Lunch on the way in a local restaurant. View and landscape are completely changed. Getting warmer with sparse forest. Around Chauk & near Bagan, you see many oil mines in the semi-desert flat plain dotted with acacia, cactus and low bushes. Arrive Bagan. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 8 Bagan-Mandalay-Amarapura-Sagaing-Mandalay

After breakfast drive to Nyaung U airport to take the flight to Mandalay (appr:25 minutes). On arrival drive to Amarapura and visit famous U Pein bridge, Mahagandaryon Monastery, famous silk weaving factory. And then drive to Mandalay for check-in hotel. 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 Shwenanday monastery,Kuthoday pagoda, Atumashi monastery,Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 9 Mandalay-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.

Day 10 Mandalay-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 11 Inle Lake-Indein-Heho-Yangon

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. In the afternoon transfer to Heho airport to take the flight back to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 12 Yangon/departure

In the morning visit famous Bogyoke market, visit downtown area, Yangon jetty, Kandawgyi park. Afternoon transfer to Yangon airport to take the departure flight.

All price are in USD per person, Valid from 1-4-17 to 30-9-17
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Hotels

Superior Class Hotels

Room Type

Superior

Including Services

-Accommodation in twin sharing room with breakfast,
-domestic flights,
-boat in Mingun and Inle lake
-Air-con car,
-4W drive pajero car or Jeep for Bagan-Mindat-Kanpalet-Bagan,
-english speaking through out guide,
-local guide to visit chin villages,
-entrance 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