Exploring Wonderful Burma

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Exploring Wonderful Burma Yangon – Bagan – Popa – Salay – Pakokku – Monywa – Mandalay – Mingun – Ava – Amarapura – Sagaing – Pyin Oo Lwin – Heho – Pindaya – Inle – Indein – Nyaung Shwe (Trekking) – Kyeik Htee Yoe – Bago – Yangon 20 Days 19 Nights

Trip Highlights

Wonderful Shwedagon pagoda, visit to the centuries old temples of ancient Bagan, visit the famous monastery “Yoke-Sone-Kyaung” Salay, explore Thanboddhay Pagoda (the uniquely styled which houses over 500,000 Buddha images) in Monywa, visit to Shwe In Pin Monastery (consists of many impressive wood carvings), Mingun Pahtodawgyi known as the biggest brick pile or the biggest unfinished pagoda, photo stop at U Bein wooden Bridge which was built of teak logs and planks over 200 years ago, visit to Pindaya Shwe U Min Cave (a huge lime stone cave),  Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda (one of the most famous Pagoda in Myanmar), boat trip to Shwe Indain Complex (cluster of hundreds of ancient stupas most are ruins overgrown with bushes), visit Kyaik Htee Yoe Pagoda, enjoy the panoramic view at this important pilgrimage site, Sightseeing Bago pagodas.

Day 1: Arrival Yangon
Day 2: Yangon
Day 3: Yangon – Flight to Bagan
Day 4: Bagan Sightseeing
Day 5: Bagan Sightseeing
Day 6: Bagan – Popa – Salay – Bagan
Day 7: Bagan – Pakokku – Monywa
Day 8: Monywa – drive back to Mandalay
Day 9: Mandalay – Boat to Mingun – Ava
Day 10: Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing
Day 11: Mandalay – Pyin Oo lwin – Mandalay
Day 12: Mandalay – Flight to Heho – Pindaya
Day 13: Pindaya – Inle
Day 14: Inle – Indein – Inle
Day 15: Nyaung Shwe Trekking
Day 16: Nyaung Shwe Free Day
Day 17: Nyaung Shwe – Heho – Flight to Yangon
Day 18: Yangon – Explore to Kyeik Htee Yoe (Golden Rock)
Day 19: Kyeik Htee Yoe (Golden Rock) – Bago – Yangon
Day 20: Yangon – Departure

Tour Overview

Day 1

Arrival Yangon – Sightseeing Yangon

On arrival at Yangon international airport, welcome by our experience tour guide and transfer to hotel for check-in. Your sightseeing begins by visiting: Sule pagoda which is in the heart of downtown Yangon. Then, take photo and walk around the city hall, Mahabandoola park with independence monument, the interesting historical building of government and other remarkable colonial style building, Hight court, Botahtaung pagoda: a famous landmark on Yangon's water front. At the end of the day, proceed to old magnificent Shwedagon pagoda; the land mark of Myanmar, sheathed in 11 tons of pure gold and 4350 diamonds weighing 1800 carats. Enjoy the beautiful sunset at Shwedagon pagoda. Dinner at restaurant and overnight at Yangon. (Meal – Lunch / Dinner)
Day 2

Sightseeing Yangon

After breakfast at hotel, start our sightseeing. First visit to Chaukhtatkyi pagoda; houses fourth largest colossal reclining buddha, Kandawgyi lake, Kabaraye pagoda; is significant for its sixth synod which was hold in its large compound in 1954, Mahapasana cave, Giant marble buddha image and white elephant, Bogyoke market; a shopping market with more than 2000 shops selling all kind of products from the whole Burma. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 03

Yangon – Flight to Bagan

After breakfast at Hotel, transfer to Yangon Airport and fly to Bagan. Arrival Bagan and transfer to your Hotel for Check-in. First visit to Nyaung Oo Market, Shwezigon Pagoda (the prototype of later Myanmar Stupa), Anada Temple (an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples). Thatbyinnyu Temple (the highest temple in Bagan). After Lunch, visit to Manuha Temple (a captive king’s impression of life in Prison), and Myinkabar Village. Then visit to Bu Paya to enjoy the beautiful Sunset. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04

Sightseeing Bagan

After breakfast, visit to Htilominlo Pagoda (is noted for its fine plaster carvings), Gawdaw Palin Temple (famous for its colorful glazed plaques), Shwe Gu Gyi Temple, Nat Htaung Kyaung (the oldest teak religious building). After lunch, visit to Sulamuni Temple (represents some of Bagan’s finest ornamental work), Dhammayangyi Temple (the most massive structure in Bagan) and then, visit to Shwe San Daw Pagoda for beautiful sunset. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 05

Sightseeing Bagan

After breakfast, visit to Damarazeka (surrounded by 5 smaller structures that each enshrine an image of one of the five Buddhas of the current Kalpa), Tayok Pye Temple (one of the best temples decorated with beautiful stucco), Min Nan Thu Village (Agricultural village, sesame and peanut oil production). After lunch, Thitsa Waddy Temple (beautiful stuccos and interesting mural paintings can be found), Pya Tha Dar Gyi (or) Pya Thet Gyi and then proceed to Lawkananda to enjoy the beautiful Sunset. Overnight at the Hotel. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 06

Bagan – Popa – Salay – Bagan

After breakfast, drive to Mount Popa which is located 67 km from Bagan (about 1-hour drive). It's a core of an extinct volcano and believed to be the abode of the legendary "Nat" or the spirit gods. On the top of a rocky crag is a picturesque complex of monasteries, pagodas and shrines which can be reached via a winding, covered walkway. We can take photo the natural beauty of Mt. Popa. Then, drive back to Bagan. Then, proceed to Salay. Salay is a colorful old religious center in Central Myanmar it is about 1 ½ hours south of Bagan. In between visiting the numerous ancient monasteries, adorned with beautiful woodcarving, you can enjoy the beauty of this compact city of colonial buildings, monasteries and pagodas. Visit the famous monastery "Yoke-Sone-Kyaung'' which is a cultural heritage site in Salay, which in situated on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is famous with its spectacular woodcarvings and it is the native town of the famous writer Salay U Pone Nya during the time of the Myanmar Kings. Then drive back to Bagan and transfer to your Hotel. Overnight at Bagan. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 07

Bagan – boat trip to Pakokku – Monywa

After breakfast, transfer to Bagan Jetty and boat trip to Pakokku. Then, sightseeing in Pakokku and proceed to Monywa. Your sightseeing begins by visiting: Thanboddhay Pagoda (Thambuddhei Paya), is the spectacularly colourful and uniquely styled which houses over 500,000 Buddha images and features many hundreds of golden spires. Bodhi Tataung Laykyun Sekkya Standing Buddha, is 116 metres, it is the second tallest statue in the world (and second tallest Buddha). Hpo Win Taung have 947 caves that make up the complex were built between the 14th and 18th centuries, and contain ornate mural paintings and hundreds of Buddha statues. Shwe Ba Hill, many caves and temples are carved out from the surrounding volcanic rocks and filled with ancient Buddha Images. Shwe Gu Ni Pagoda is sticked by gold foils and the original face of Buddha Image is hardly to see because of a thick quote of gold. Overnight at Monywa. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 08

Monywa – Drive back to Mandalay

After breakfast at Hotel, drive to Mandalay. After lunch, visit to Shwe In Pin Monastery (consists of many impressive wood carvings), Marble Sculpture workshop, Silk weaving center and Carving workshop. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 09

Mandalay – Boat to Mingun – Ava

After breakfast, visit to Mingun by boat. Sightseeing include, Mingun Pahtotawgyi (famous for its huge and incomplete built by Bodaw Paya), Mingun Sayadaw Statue, Mingun Bell (the biggest hanging bell in the world, 90,718 Kg), Mya Thein Tan Pagoda (Hsinbyume Pagoda). Then back to Mandalay. After lunch, continue drive to Ava. Sightseeing include, Bagaya Monastery (built with 276 teak pillars), Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Monastery (known as Brick monastery with architecture during ongbaung Dynasty). Overnight at Hotel. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 10

Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing

After breakfast, first visit to U Bein wooden Bridge which was built of teak logs and planks over 200 years ago and Maha Gan Nar Yon Monastery. Then, proceed to Sagaing. First visit to Kaung Mhu Daw Pagoda, (an enormous dome shaped pagoda), Sagaing Market, Yunn Pagoda (Thetkyaditar Nun Monastery) U Min Thonze Pagoda (has many Buddha Images in a crescent shaped colonnade), visit to Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda to enjoy the beautiful sunset. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 11

Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin – Drive back to Mandalay

After breakfast, drive to Pyin Oo Lwin and sightseeing in Pyin Oo Lwin. First Visit to the Botanical Garden (there is a large viewing platform with impressive 360 degree vistas of the park, town and surrounding area), Pwe Gauk falls (which are a series of small waterfalls and a popular place for locals to hang out, particularly during the holidays), Peik Chin Myaung cave ( is one of the most attractive in Myanmar, featuring colorful Buddhist scenes, a large number of shrines and a picturesque waterfall at its entrance). After that, transfer back to Mandalay and rest of the day will be free leisure in your hotel. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 12

Mandalay – Flight to Heho – Sightseeing Pindaya

After breakfast at Hotel, transfer to Airport and flight to Heho. Arrival Heho Airport, drive to Pindaya (Shan State). visit to Pindaya Shwe U Min Cave (a huge lime stone cave which contains over 8000 of Buddha Images in various size and shape), Pone Ta Loat Lake. Then, drive back to your Hotel and Overnight at Pindaya. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 13

Pindaya – Drive to Nyaung Shwe – Sightseeing Inle Lake

After breakfast at Hotel, drive to Inle Lake. Arrival Inle and start the Inle Sightseeing, Local Fishermen in the lake (famous for its unique rowing style, wrapping one leg around their oar), beautiful floating Gardens (locals grow vegetables and fruit in large gardens that float on the surface of the lake), Nga Phe Chaung Monastery (is known for a collection of old Myanmar’s Buddha Images from different regions that are worth seeing), and visit to Ywa Ma Village to observe the Silver Smith workshop, Umbrella workshop, Shan traditional Paper making. Then, proceed to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda (one of the most famous Pagoda in Myanmar), and visit to Inn Paw Khon Village to see the Silk weaving workshop. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 14

Inle Lake – Indain – Inle Lake

After breakfast, visit to Shwe Indein Pagoda Complex (which is on the summit of a hill, around the hill are cluster of hundreds of ancient stupas most are ruins overgrown with bushes), and proceed to Nam Pam Village (the whole village is situated on the stilts over the water, which is a traditional way of building houses), can observes the Blacksmith workshop, Cheroot rolling workshop, and Boat Building workshop. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 15

Inle Lake – Nyaung Shwe

After breakfast, Trekking around Nyaung Shwe. Overnight at Nyaung Shwe. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 16

Nyaung Shwe (freeday)

Free Day leisure in Nyaung Shwe. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 17

Nyaung Shwe – Heho / Yangon (Flight)

After breakfast at Hotel, transfer to Heho Airport and fly back to Yangon. Arrival Yangon, transfer to your hotel and Rest of the day will be at free leisure (relaxing, shopping or excursions will be on you own.) Overnight at Yangon. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 18

Yangon – Kyaihtiyoe (Golden Rock)

After early breakfast, drive to Kyaik Htee Yoe (Golden Rock) by air-con coach. Kyaik Htee Yoe Pagoda also known as Golden Rock is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State. It is a small pagoda (7.3 meters) built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by devotees. The rock and the pagoda are at the top of Mt. Kyaik Htee Yoe. First arrive to the Kinpun base camp which takes 4-5-hour drive from Yangon. From base camp, proceed to the summit by local open truck. Check in hotel and then visit Kyaik Htee Yoe Pagoda, enjoy the panoramic view at this important pilgrimage site. Dinner and overnight at Kyaik Htee Yoe. (Meal –Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner)
Day 19

Kyaihtiyoe (Golden Rock) – Bago – Yangon

Early sunrise time, strolling around the hill sites and return to hotel and breakfast there. Then go back to base camp from the hill. Then drive back to Yangon. On the way visit an ancient Mon Dynasty called “Bago” (about 2 hours driving). First visit to Shwemawdaw pagoda; Shwetharlyaung pagoda; a huge reclining Buddha image, Hinnthargone pagoda and Mahazedi and Bago colorful market to see the ways of life of local people, Kanbawzathardi palace, Museum, Wood curving and cheroot making industry, Kyaikpun pagoda; four huge Buddha’s images sitting back to back. Arrive Yangon in the evening. Next, we will take you to China Town and Fruit Market for a walk along the street market to see evening life of Yangon. China Town is also full of old Chinese House that date back the 1940’s period. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel. (Meal –Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner)
Day 20

Yangon – Departure Flight

After breakfast at Hotel, transfer to Yangon International Airport and departure to your country.

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Tour Fee: USD/PAX

Hotel 1px 2px 3-4 5-8 9-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30 Single Sup
Budget 4068 2529 2251 1979 1873 1738 1704 1650 1615 437
Standard 5394 3252 2846 2472 2298 2128 2081 2020 1980 656
Deluxe 6389 3750 3342 2968 2793 2623 2576 2515 2475 1150
        Validity from 1st August 2017 to 31st March 2018
Service Include Service Exclude
  • Accommodation with breakfast at twin or double room at Hotel
  • Private air condition Coach
  • Domestic Flight Tickets(RGN – NYU, MDL – HEH, HEH – RGN)
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
    (Budget = English Station Guide)
    (Standard & Deluxe = English Throughout Guide)
  • Welcome gifts
  • Services not mentioned in our itinerary
  • Visa fee for Myanmar
  • International flight ticket to and from Myanmar
  • Personal expenditure such as tips, laundry, phone calls, drinks etc.
  • Travel Insurance

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