( 9 Nights / 10 Days )
DAY 01 BKK(TG-304)~ YANGON (Flight / Coach ) (L/D)
Welcome at the airport. Transfer and check in at the hotel. Visit the Botahtaung Pagoda-the combination of stupa temple, the colonial area, the Sule Pagoda-the landmark of Yangon city Centre, which has been enshrined the hair relic of Buddha, the Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Image-70 meters long and huge colossal image. Finally, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda-one of the wonders of the world where we can observe the ways of life of Buddhists such as offering the water,candles, flowers, etc. Overnight in Yangon.
DAY 02 YANGON~BAGAN ( Flight / Coach ) (B/L/D)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Bagan. Visit local market, where we can understand the daily life of local people, the Shwezigon Pagoda-the glory of Bagan, which was built over 900 years ago, the Htilominlo Temple-the best pilaster carving, the Nathtaukkyaung-monastery made of teak wood at the bank of the river, which as various antique Buddhist palm scriptures and Buddha Images, the Ananda Temple-the masterpiece of Bagan, the Gubyaukgyi Temple-the best mural paintings of 11th century, the Manuha Temple-huge Buddha Images in sitting and reclining positions, the Dhamayangyi Temple-the biggest and the finest brickworks temple in Bagan, the Sulamani Temple-the 12th century temple, which is proud for its colorful wall paintings, the lacquerware workshop-the unique of Bagan, etc. Finally, enjoy the sunset on top of the Mingalarzedi Pagoda-the last one built in Bagan before Mongolian invasion. Overnight in Bagan.
DAY 03 BAGAN~POPA~BAGAN ( Coach ) (B/L/D)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mt.Popa-an extinct volcano which is known as “Home of the Spirits” and observe the life of rural area on the way such as producing the palm sweets. We may stop several places for making the photos and knowing the countryside. Climb up 777steps to reach on the top of Mt.Popa cliff temple and enjoy the landscapes. Come down and proceed to Mandalay. Check in at the hotel and leisure. Overnight in Mandalay.
DAY 04 BAGAN~MANDALAY ( Flight / Coach ) (B/L/D)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Flight to Mandalay. After arrival at Mandalay Airport excursion to Amarapura (01:00 hr), an ancient capital of Myanmar, where we can observe the life of over 1000 monks at Mahagandaryon Monastery silk weaving factory. Proceed to Sagaing, where we can observe the fascinating landscapes of the Ayeyarwaddy River from serene Sagaing Hill, the place of over 700 monasteries. Drive to Mandalay and visit Mahamuni Buddha Image-one of the most sacred Buddha Images in Myanmar with 01 ton of gold-gilded and many pieces of precious stones, such as diamonds, rubies, pearls, sapphires, emeralds, etc. Continue visiting of traditional handicraft workshops such as, marble carving, gold leaves beating, Kuthodaw Pagoda, which houses 729 marble slabs sculptured the teaching of Buddha, Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Monastery, which is the masterpiece of wood carving, etc. Finally enjoy the sunset on top of Mandalay Hill where we can admire the beauty of Mandalay City, Shan Plateau, etc. Come back to hotel and leisure. Overnight in Mandalay.
DAY 05 River cruise Mingun – Ava (Inwa) ( Boat ) (B/L/D)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Boat excursion to Mingun(01 hr) along the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. During the river cruise, we may enjoy the fascinating landscapes of the river as well as the daily life of the people living along the Ayeyarwaddy. Visit Mingun pagoda, which was dedicated to be the highest one but remains as the biggest pile of bricks the biggest ringing bell of 90 tons, the unusual Myatheindan pagoda, proceed to Ava by boat for about 02 hours. On the way, we may observe the beauty of serene Sagaing Hill & bridge from the boat. Arrive to Ava and visit by horse carts to Maenu Okkyaung Monastery-built by the chief queen in 1818 for the venerable chief monk-is the unique brick building of 19th century, Nan Myint Tower-27 meter masonry high is
declined due to the earthquake in 1838, Bargayar Monastery – well-known for its wood carving with 26 teak pillars. Come back to Amarapura and enjoy the sunset by crossing over U Bein Bridge. Overnight in Mandalay.
DAY 06 HEHO ~PINDAYA ~KALAW ( Flight / Coach ) (B/L/D)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho. Drive to Pindaya and enjoy the marvelous landscapes of hilly region with vegetable plantations, terrace-landing cultivation, etc. Visit the Pindaya Caves-houses 8094 Buddha Images casted in lacquer, wood, stone, alabaster, etc., and pulp-umbrella workshop. Proceed to Kalaw ,it is the High up in western Shan State, Kalaw is an old hill station with a laid back atmosphere, refreshing climate and scenic views. Many of Kalaw’s original colonial-era buildings remain, and it is also known as Myanmar’s trekking mecca. Check in at the hotel and overnight at Hotel.
DAY 07-08-09 KALAW ~ INLE~INDEIN (TREEKING) ( Coach / Boat ) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, this morning, you will start trekking Kalaw to Indain near the Inle lake.On the way of the Trekking, you’ll see and visit some of the tribes’ daily life. You’ll 2 night stay on the way of Trekking to Indain. After arrive at Indain, you’ll start Inle lake . First sightseeing tour to Phaungdawoo Pagoda, famed for its richly gilded five small Buddha images and also believed to be the holiest in Inle Lake. Our next visit is Ngaphechaung Monastery, known as “jumping cat” pagoda. As you travel further towards Nam Pan village; cotton and lotus weaving factories, and cigar making houses will impress you with a sense of traditional Intha life.After lunch, the boat will take you to beautiful temple of Indein, located on the hill overlooking the lake. Enjoy a relaxing tranquil walk along the corridor and enjoy the giant columns that have been left to the nature for centuries. Night stop at hotel.
DAY 10 INLE~YANGON~BKK(TG-306) ( Coach / Boat ) (B/L/D)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight back to Yangon. Upon arrival, Visit the National Museum-04 storey building which displays all about Myanmar, mainly the Lion Throne of the last king of Myanmar, who exiled to India in 1886 ,next is Bogyoke market for visit and shopping. In the evening, transfer to Yangon International Airport for the departure flight.
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