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EXPLORE BURMA TOUR

Code: MYR-14

 
 
Highlight :
Yangon-Bago-Pyay
Pagan-Salay-Mt. Popa
Mandalay-Sagaing-Monywa, Mingun
Inle Lake-Heho-Pindaya
 
 
  EXPLORE BURMA TOUR-14 Days

Duration: 14 DAYS
Departure: EVERYDAY

 

DAY 1 ARRIVE YANGON

Arrive Yangon Int'l Airport by Int'l flight. Meet and greet at airport and welcomed by our experienced English speaking guide and transfer to hotel. Check –in Hotel. Transfer to the hotel and overnight at hotel.

DAY 2 BAGO-YANGON

Morning B'fast at hotel. Start drive to the Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo) by passing Bago (1 ½ hours driving ) , an ancient Mon capital city . On arrival in Bago, visit to local colorful morning market. Continue visit to over a thousand years old, Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which has a Stupa ,inlaid with diamonds and is Bago's golden landmark. Proceed to Hinthargone Pagoda where you can see good views over Bago. Thenvisit Shwe Tha Lyaung Pagoda which is among one of the country's most impressive image and visit Kyaikpun Pagoda with four 30 meter high Buddha figures seated back to back. Proceed to Yangon. Check in hotel and overnight at hotel

DAY 3 YANGON-PAGAN

Morning breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for the domestic flight to Bagan ( Morning , schedules flight ) ( 1 hr ,20 minutes flying). Visit of morning Nyaung – U Market, to see people ways of life and continue the day with visits to the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda built by King Anawrahta in the early 11 th as a religious shrine : Kyansittha Cave, noted for its painting during the period of Mongol occupation after 1287, Gubyaukgyi( Wet Kyi –in), a temple with superb murals of Jataka scenes: Htilo Minlo Temple(noted for its plaster carving).

Afternoon, proceed to Anada Temple and Oakkyaung, a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, and the adjacent brick monastery with the beautiful , well –preserved 18 th century murals, Damayangyi Temple: the massive temple in Bagan, Sulamani Temple with better internal lighting, Thatbinnyu Temple know as “ temples of omniscience” and dating from 1144 and enjoy sunset at Bupaya : right of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 4 PAGAN-SALAY-MT. POPA-PAGAN

Morning B’fast at hotel. Drive to Kyaukpadaung to visit the local market. Continue to Salay, to visit the Yokesone Monastery, which is the oldest surviving wooden monastery hall built on 154 teak posts with beautiful woodcarvings decorating the outer walls. Visit Nan Paya : an antique lacquer image. Continue with your drive to Mount Popa enjoying the magnificent view over Mount Popa. Late afternoon, visit Mount Popa, a core of an extinct volcano, 1518 meters high and believed to be the abode of the legendary “Nats” (spirits). The steps and path climb steeply up Mount Popa, an energetic climb rewarded by fabulous views from the top. Transfer to hotel and leisure . Overnight at hotel.

DAY 5 PAGAN

Morning breakfast at hotel, start full day sightseeing start with Shwesandaw Pagoda : the graceful circular stupa built by Kinf Anawrahta, Gubyaukgyi( Myingabar), a temple with fine stuccowork, visit one of Myanmar's most treasured handicrafts , a lacquer ware home Industry :near by Myingabar village Manuha Temple : built by Mon King Manuha who was held captive in Bagan by King Anawrahta. And sunset at Mingalazedi : the last of the large Pagodas built in the 13 th century , representing the pinnacle of Burma pagoda architecture.

DAY 6 PAGAN-MANDALAY

Morning B'fast at Hotel. Transfer to airport for the flight to Mandalay ( Morning , schedules flight ) ( 1 hr ,20 minutes flying). On the way to check in at hotel, visit one of the most revered religious images in Myanmar, the Mahamuni Pagoda. Stop to see stone carving and later to see gold leaf being beaten into wafer thin pieces. Check in at hotel. After leisure at hotel, visit Mandalay Royal Palace , Shwenandaw Palace also known as Former Royal Palace , which was once king Mindon’s home, Kuthodaw Pagoda (The world largest book) and Kyauk Tawgyi image and enjoy sunset at Mandalay Hill. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 7 MANDALAY-AMARAPURA-SANAING-MONYWA

Morning B'fast at Hotel. Heading to Amarapura ( 45 minutes ),first, excursion to Amarapura 200 years old U Bein teak bridge , built in 1728 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital.,visit Mahagandayon Monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study . Time permitting will have the opportunity to observe the monks having their last meal of the day in total silence. After visit , the journey continues to Sagaing. Visit Khaung Mu Daw Pagoda at Sagaing and the Sagaing hills a retreat for Buddhist devotees for enjoy sunset . Then, drive to Monywa ( 4 hrs driving ) pass through varied agricultural landscapes and villages. Visit the lacqure ware home industry at Kyaukka Village and Shweguni Pagoda. Transfer to the hotel and leisure .Overnight at hotel.

DAY 8 MONYWA-MANDALAY

B'fast at Hotel . Transfer to the jetty and cross the Chindwin River by local boat and drive to visit a sandstone cave system in the Phowin Hills, named after a famous “ Zawgyi ( alchemist ) who once lived here. The caves of Po Win Daung ,numbering more than one hundred are full of Buddhist statues and murals. Most exhibit the Innwa style but some may date from 14 Century . Visit Shwe Ba Taung which features unique pavilions cut from the surrounding sandstone and filled with Buddha images and its mural painting. Drive back to Monya. Afternoon visit , heading the Thanboddhay Pagoda about 20 kilometers out of Monya on the way to the Mandalay road . The richly decorated central stupa has no less than 845 smaller stupas around it. Inside the Pagoda , will see thousands of Buddha images (reportedly over 500,000 ) decorating every wall ,archway and niche. Drive back to Mandalay and overnight at hotel .

DAY 9 MANDALAY-MINGUN-MANDALAY

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Jetty and Excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy river to Mingun about 1hr upper river from Mandalay . Visit Mingun Bell : the world largest uncracked bell, weighing 90 tons and continue Hsinbyume as well as unfinished Pagoda built as one of the world's largest chedis by king Bodaw Paya . After sightseeing sail back to Mandalay. Visit Zaycho Market where you could find Myanmar products such as silk weaving, slipper and Myanmar snakcs. Leisure at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 10 MANDALAY-HEHO-INLE LAKE

Morning B'fast at Hotel. Transfer to the airport . Departure for Heho by flight.( 30 min flying ) Arrive Heho , drive down into the valley to Nyaungshwe on the edge of the Inle Lake : famous for its unique leg rower ; by A /C coach ( about 2 ½ hours). Arrive Naungshwe and proceed to Inle lake by local boat and Check-in Hotel. An excursion by boat on Inle Lake , heading to the middle of Inle lake including Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in Southern Shan State., Floating Market Villages & Gardens, where fruit and vegetables are grown. See traditional handicrafts – silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop. Stop at Ngaphechaung Monastery which is famous for its ( Jumping –Cats Show). Transfer to the hotel and overnight at hotel.

DAY 11 INLE LAKE-PINDAYA

Morning B'fast at Hotel and drive to Pindaya ( Approx: 2 hours ) , an interesting drive up into the hills and across the Shan. Check in hotel and leisure. In the afternoon , visit magnificent Pindaya caves set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque lake , where thousands of different types of Buddha images are an display in the various cave chambers. Continue visit some local houses where families produce Shan paper and parasols. Evening stroll along underneath the old Banyan trees – which are said over 200 years old.Overnight at hotel.

DAY 12 PINDAYA-HEHO-YANGON-PYAY

Morning B’fast at hotel. Transfer to the Heho airport depart for Yangon by schedule flight .( Approx: 1 ½ hr flying ) and arrive Yangon airport. Proceed to Pyay (± 5 hours drive, about 286 km). Check in at hotel and overnight.

DAY 13 PYAY-YANGON

Morning breakfast at hotel, visit to Baw Baw Gyi & Bè Bè Gyi Pagoda to admire the architectural ancient stupas prototypes of Bagan Temples, and a visit Sriksetra Ancient capital flourished between 5th and 9th century 8km South East of Pyay. And Shwesandaw Pagoda famous for enshrining in it are four strands of sacared hair as well as eight other relics of Buddha. then drive back to Yangon. On the way visit Shwemyetmhan Buddha Image, huge Buddha image with spectales. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

DAY 14 YANGON DEPARTURE

Morning B’fast at hotel. Visit to one of the world's most spectacular monuments , the Shwedagon Pagoda : its golden stupa is the 'heart ' of Myanmar. The pagoda is believed 2,500 years old and Chauk Htat Gyi – the huge reclining Buddha Image. Shopping at the Bogyoke Market (Scotts market ) with hundreds of food , clothes , handicrafts and gems store Free and leisure at the hotel until departure for next destination.

 

 
 
 
 
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