Myanmar Explorer

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Tour Name Destinations Tour Period
Myanmar Explorer Yangon – Bagan – Salay – Pakokku – Monywa – Sagaing – Mandalay – Mingun – Amarapura – Ava – Heho – Pindaya – Inle – Indein – Yangon 13 Days 12 Nights

Trip Highlights

Wonderful Shwedagon Pagoda, enjoy ancient temple of Bagan, enjoy sunset along the Ayarwaddy River with boat. In Salay, visit the famous monastery “Yoke-Sone-Kyang”, explore Thanbodday Pagoda (the uniquely styled over 500,000 Buddha images) in Monywa, gold leave covered Mahamuni Buddha Image in Mandalay, Mingun Pahtodawgyi known as the biggest brick pile or the biggest unfinished pagoda, The Longest wooden Bridge – U Bein which was built of teak logs and planks over 200 years ago , Pindaya Shwe U Min Cave (a huge lime stone cave), boat trip in Inle Lake and Shwe Indain Complex (cluster of hundreds of ancient stupas most are ruins overgrown with bushes).

Day 1: Arrival Yangon
Day 2: Yangon – flight to Bagan
Day 3: Bagan
Day 4: Bagan – Salay – Bagan
Day 5: Bagan – boat trip to Pakokku – Monywa
Day 6: Monywa – Sagaing – Mandalay
Day 7: Mandalay – Mingun
Day 8: Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Mandalay
Day 9: Mandalay – Drive to Pindaya
Day 10: Pindaya – Drive back to Inle Lake
Day 11: Inle Lake – Shwe Indein – Inle Lake
Day 12: Inle Lake – Heho – Flight back to Yangon
Day 13: Yangon Departure

Tour Overview

Day 1

Arrival Yangon – Sightseeing

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, High 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

Yangon – Flight to Bagan – Sightseeing 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. (Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 03

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). In the evening, we will transfer you to jetty in Bagan and enjoy sunset along the Ayarwaddy River with boat. (Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 04

Bagan – Salay – Bagan

After breakfast at Hotel, excursion trip 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. And then we will proceed to 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. Salay Yoke Sone Kyaung was built in AD 1882. There are very beautiful artistic work woodcarvings around it and ancient Buddha image, utensils of Yadanabon 19 century period, and the museum of Myanmar famous writer U Pone Nya in Salay Yoke Sone Kyaung. Then drive back to Bagan and transfer to your Hotel. Overnight at Bagan. (Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 05

Bagan – boat trip to Pakokku – drive to 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 06

Monywa – Sagaing – Mandalay

After breakfast, drive to Sagaing. On the way, visit some places. After lunch, 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. Then, proceed to Mandalay and Overnight at Hotel. (Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 07

Mandalay – Boat to Mingun – Mandalay

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, visit to Shwe In Pin Monastery (consists of many impressive wood carvings), Marble Sculpture workshop, Silk weaving center and Carving workshop. Overnight at Mandalay. (Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 08

Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Mandalay

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 Ava. Sightseeing include, Bagaya Monastery (built with 276 teak pillars), Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Monastery (known as Brick monastery with architecture during Kongbaung Dynasty). Then, drive back to Mandalay and overnight at Hotel. (Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 09

Mandalay – Drive to Pindaya

After breakfast at Hotel, drive to Pindaya (Shan State). Overnight at Pindaya. (Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10

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 11

Inle Lake – Shwe Indein – 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 12

Inle Lake – drive to Heho – Flight to Yangon

After breakfast, transfer to Heho Airport and fly back to Yangon. After arrival, 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 13

Yangon Departure

After breakfast at Hotel, transfer to Yangon International Airport and connect your flight.

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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 2865 1801 1604 1416 1338 1240 1221 1182 1156 276
Standard 3779 2293 2013 1757 1636 1515 1487 1443 1414 449
Deluxe 4308 2557 2277 2022 1900 1779 1752 1708 1678 713
        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, 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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