MYANMAR DISCOVERY

Tour Code: SP# 4
Tour Name MYANMAR DISCOVERY
Coverage: YANGON - BAGAN - MT.POPA-SALE-MANDALAY-MINGUN-HEHO-PINDAYA-KALAW-NYAUNG SHWE-INLAY-TAUNGGYI-YANGON
Duration: 13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

Day 01 Yangon Arrival (Lunch/ Dinner)

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, welcome by our tour guide. Transfer to Hotel. Yangon sightseeing includes Botataung Pagoda at the bank of Yangon river, then city center where Sule Pagoda located to see the bustling life of Yangon and City Hall. Then visit Bogyoke Aung San Market (former Scott's Market), where one can buy many items in one place. This Market was built in British colonial times and has a colonial shape. "Chaukhtathgyi Pagoda" it is the fourth largest colossal reclining image in Myanmar and 67m long. In the evening, visit the most magnificent and spectacular religious edifice, Shwedagon Pagoda before the sun set and enjoy the beauty of stupa while it changes the shining of gold in different tones according to the radiant of the setting sun. Enjoy dinner at Karaweik Palace Restaurant with traditional cultural dance. Stay overnight in Yangon.

Day 02 Yangon – Bagan by morning flight (B/L/D)

Morning sightseeing: Visit Nyaung Oo village market. And continue your visit Shwezigon Pagoda (the prototype for later Myanmar Stupa),Wetkyi Inn Gubyaukgyi Temple which is famous for the wall-paintings of 13th century and Ananda Temple,the finest and the most venerated temple in Bagan. Afternoon sightseeing: Visit Temples in Bagan. such as Htilominlo, one of the biggest Temple. Sulamani Temple built in 12th century and Dhammayangyi Temple (the most massive), the Lacquer-ware Factory. Manuha Temple built by Mon captive King, Nanpaya Temple built of sand stone,Myinkaba Gubyaukgyi Temple where you can see the finest wall murals. Enjoy the beautiful sunset at Shwesandaw Pagoda. Stay overnight in Bagan.

Day 03 Bagan – Mt.Popa - Sale – Bagan (B/L/D)

After breakfast at the hotel, visit Mt. Popa (1:30 hrs drive from Bagan) rises 1520 meters elevation. Mt. Popa, known as the abode of the 37 Nats(Spirits). It is said to be the centre of the Nats worshippers. It takes 30 minutes to 777 steps to the top. On the way to Popa, stop at the village palm sugar Factory where you can observe the role of the palm tree in rural life. And drive to Sale located on the eastern bank of the Ayerwaddy river, 1:30 hrs drive from Popa. It is so famous for the old monastery about 120 years old. The wood carving is excellent. Continue your visit to the biggest Lacquer Buddha in the country and so many colonial style monasteries. And then back to Bagan. Stay overnight in Bagan.

Day 04 Half day sightseeing in Bagan and Kyaukku by boat (B/L/D)

In the morning, visit Dhammayazika (5-sided Pagoda), one typical village near Bagan where you can observe the daily life of the villager, Nandamanya Temple and Kyat-kan cave monastery. In the afternoon, take a Boat to Kyauk-ku (2:30 p.m.). Walk along the small path through the jungle to the meditation cave completely built of sand stone in the 12th century. On your way back to Bagan, you'll have chance to see the sunset on the river. Stay overnight in Bagan.

Day 05 Bagan – Mandalay by flight, Amarapura and Mandalay sightseeing (B/L/D)

Take the morning flight from Bagan to Mandalay. It takes 1 hr from the airport to the city. And drive to Amarapura to visit Mahagandayon Monastery (Home to more than 1,000 monks), two centuries old U-Bein bridge on the Taungthaman Lake. And proceed to Mandalay to check in at the hotel. After refreshment, visit Mahamuni, the great Buddha Image, ( the main religious site in the city), the gold leaf making work-place to see how to make the gold-leaf by hand in traditional way, Shwenandawkyaung (the Golden Teak Monastery), Kuthodaw Paya (the world's largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the teaching of the Buddha. Enjoy the panorama and sunset from Mandalay Hill. Stay overnight in Mandalay.

Day 06 Mingun – Ava- Sagaing Sightseeing (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the jetty. Excursion by boat to Mingun along the Ayeyerwaddy River.Visit the unfinished Pathodawgyi Pagoda, the Mingun Bell (the second world's largest sounding bell), Myatheintan Pagoda which represent the Universe. Return to Mandalay. Continue your visit to Sagaing, covered with 600 white pagodas and Monasteries as the religious centre of Myanmar. And visit Uminthonze Cave Temple, Soon U Ponnya Shin Paya, build in 1312. And drive to Ava. You visit around Ava by Horse-cart. Ava sightseeing: Maha Aung Myae Bonsan Monastery, the 30 meter high masonry made of 267 teak pillars. Stay overnight in Mandalay.

Day 07 Mandalay – Heho by flight, Pindaya – Kalaw sightseeing (B/L/D)

Take the morning flight to Heho. Upon arrival, Proceed to Pindaya (2 hrs drive from the airport) and visit Pindaya cave, a unique place where you can see more than 8000 Buddha images donated by pilgrims over the centuries, Shan Umbrella Making Home Industry. And drive to Kalaw, a beautiful hill station surrounded by mountains. Enjoy your stay at Kalaw.

Day 08 Half day trekking to Painnebin (Palaung Village), Drive to Nyaung Shwe

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Depart from hotel around 08:00 by car.Drive about (5 kilometer) to junction of trekking route. Leave from car and climb down from Small Mountain. Within 30 minutes you may arrive the Pine trees forest. After walk under the Pine trees, you may see the cheroot leaf and Orange trees garden. Some of the garden have one or two houses, the people are Danu races. From junction to Painnebin village, you may walk about 02:00 hours. The village Painnebin is Palaung races village. The village stay about 13:00 meter above sea level. So if you close to the village, you must be climb up (50) slope mountain, but that is not too much tired for you. The village has a long house of old style Palaung races. The long house have six or eight Palaung families stay together. Most of the houses are modernize, make by break and block stones. All of the Palaung people plant cheroot leaf and tea leaf garden. You could stay and relax at one of family house. Then proceed to trekking junction. Continuous to Nyaung Shwe jetty (2:30hrs drive), gate way of Inlay lake. Stay overnight on the lake.

Day 09 Inlay lake sighseeing by boat (B/L/D)

After breakfast, an excursion by boat on Inlay Lake to see the Intha-fishermen rowing with their legs, Pagoda on artificial islands in the lake, floating gardens and floating market [ on market's day only ], continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, one of the main principle shrines in Myanmar and dating back to the 18th century; the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, famous for its jumping cats trained by monks and the weaving village of Inpawkhon. Stay overnight on the Inlay Lake.

Day 10 Indeinn sightseeing by boat (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you have a chance to study more the life style of leg-rowing Intha people. Enjoy a boat tour to Indeinn at the western end of the Lake where you can watch the farmers cultivate their products. Visit the 16th century pagoda complex of Indeinn. You could get experience the life style of lake dwellers their way of maneuvering with one leg rowing. The nett they use to cast down for fishing in shallow water is also something interesting to attract the tourists. In the lake evening, transfer Nyaung Shwe. Stay overnight in Nyaung Shwe.

Day 11 Taunggyi – Kakku – Taunggyi sightseeing (B/L/D)

After breakfast, drive to Kakku via Taunggyi.Taunggyi is one of the well known to tourist destinations in South Myanmar which is visited by tourists throughout the year. The city is the capital of Shan State and boasts of some of the most popular sights of the country. The tourist attractions in Taunggyi comprise of an array of top rated sights which include temples, pagodas, Taunggyi colorful tribes market and some historical places. Continuous to Kakku by passing many Pa-O villages dotted on both side of the way. Through these villages, the life styles and unspoiled culture of Pa-O people could be explores. Also we would have chance to visit (5) days market on the way. Visit ancient Kakku Buddhist Stupas aligned in parallel rows covering on an area of nearly one square kilometer. On the way, visit Shwe Yan Pyay Pagoda .Then transfer to hotel. Stay overnight in Taunggyi.

Day 12 Fly back to Yangon and Free day (B/-/-)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Sightseeing and other activities in Taunggyi are by your own arrangement. Upon you flight time, transfer to airport and fly back to Yangon. Arrive Yangon, transfer to hotel. Stay overnight in Yangon.

Day 13 Departure by AM flight (B/-/-)

After breakfast, transfer to Yangon Int'l Airport for you departure with sweet memory.


Includes
  • 12 night accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Domestic airfare(RGN-NYU-MDL-HEH-RGN)
  • English speaking guide service
  • Trekking guide fee & Pa O guide fee at Kakku
  • Transportation ( car/boat ) as per program
  • Sightseeing by horse cart in Ava (Innwa)
  • All entry and zone fees as per itinerary
  • Meal ( B =Breakfast, L =Lunch, D =Dinner)
  • Arrival gift
  • Government tax & service charges
  • One FOC for 16 member groups
  • Excludes
  • Visa arrangement and visa stamp fee
  • International flights (from/to Yangon)
  • Personal expenses( drinks / laundry / souvenirs)
  • Tipping at hotels and guide
  • Airport departure tax (USD 10 per person, at present)
  • Porter charges at airport and jetty
  • Compulsory X’mas and New Year Dinner
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Surcharges it any (upon booking and increasing of fuel charges and entrance fee visa fees)
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    Yangon The Governor’s Residence Traders Hotel Kandawgyi Palace Hotel Summit Park View Hotel
    Bagan Aureum Palace Resort Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort Bagan Thande Hotel Bagan Princess Resort
    Mandalay Rupar Mandalar Resort Mandalay Hill Resort Mandalay Swan Hotel Hotel Queen
    Inlay Inle Princess Resort Inle Resort Myanmar Treasure Resort Paramount Inle Resort
    Kalaw Amara Resort Pine Hill Resort Hill Top Villa
    NYAUNG SHWE Amazing Nyaung Shwe
    TAUNGGYI Aye Thar Yar Golf Resort

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