20 Days Myanmar

Yangon - Kyailhtiyo - Bago - Mandalay - Amarapura - Sagaing - Mingun - Pyin Ol Lwin - Monywa - Pakkoku - Bagan - Mt.Popa - Kalaw - Pindaya - Inle - Indein - Kyaing Tong - 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-Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)

After breakfast drive to Kyaikhtiyo (appro: 4 hours). On the way visit Htaukkyant cemetery, it has 27,000 tombstones of Allied soldiers who lost their lives in Myanmar during the World War II. 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.

Day 3 Kyaikhtiyo-Bago-Yangon

After breakfast take the truck to go down to base camp. From base camp drive back to 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. In the evening drive back to Yangon. Overnignt in Yangon.

Day 4 Yangon-Mandalay-Amarapura-Sagaing-Mandalay

After breakfast drive to Yangon airport to take the flight to Mandalay (appr:1:20 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 5 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 6 Mandalay-Pyinoolwin-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. Afternoon drive back to Mandalay and overnight in Mandalay.

Day 7 Mandalay-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. 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 Buddha temple which has about 600,000 Buddha images. Overnight in Monywa.

Day 8 Monywa-Pakkoku-Bagan

In the morning visit Monywa market. Then drive to Pakkoku (appro: 3 ½ hours). On the way to Pakkoku, we can visit some local village to see the daily life of Myanmar local people. In the afternoon arrive Pakkoku. Have lunch and take the private boat to Bagan (appro: 2 hours). On arrival Bagan, transfer to Hotel and check-in. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 9 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 10 Bagan-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 11 Bagan-Kalaw

After breakfast drive to Kalaw (appro: 8 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.

Day 12Kalaw-Pindaya-Inle

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.

Day 13 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.

Day 14 Inle Lake-Indein – 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.

Day 15 Inle Lake-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.

Day 16 Kyaing Tong – Ho Kyin 4 villages (trekking) – Kyaing Tong

After breakfast, drive to Ho Kyin mountain to visit four Akah tribe villages (appr. 1½ hr drive). There are so many different groups of people living in the area around Kyaing Tong. Akha, Akhu, Lisu, Lahu, Shan, Wa and Eng are the larger groups and more easily to visit. Akha people still wearing traditional costumes with silver coils. If an Akhar woman wants to have her complete costume, it will take about more than one hour. Then walk to near by 3 villages of Akha tribes to see their daily life in those rural areas. Akha people are Buddhist, Christian, and also Animists. In the afternoon, come back to Kyaing Tong and overnight.

Day 17 Kyaing 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.

Day 18 Kyaing 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.

Day 19 Yangon

In the morning visit famous Bogyoke market, downtown area, China town, Jetty, Kandawgyi park. Afternoon leisure and overnight

Day 20 Yangon / departure

In the morning 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
Clients English Guide Spanish/Italian Guide German/French Guide Single Supplement
1 pax 4090 4800 4800 580
2 pax 2380 2725 2725 580
3-4 pax 2090 2310 2310 580
5-7 pax 1820 1935 1935 580

Hotels

Superior Class Hotels

Room Type

Superior

Including Services

-Accommodation in twin sharing room with breakfastr,
-domestic flights,
-boat in Mingun and Inle lake
-private boat from Pakkoku-Bagan
-Air-con car,
-open truck car to up till hermit hill,
-english speaking station guides,
-trekking guide in Kyaing Tong,
-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,