Tour Destination : Yangon- Mandalay-Amarapura-Ava-Sagaing-Mandaly-Bagan-Kalaw-Trek-Inle-Yangon
Overview: This Program covers the classical tour sites with trek experience in Inle region, Shan State as an addition. During the trip, from one destination another destination, we offer with different kinds of transportation to let you feel like you are together with local people and visits are arranged to be as close as local and ethnical people.
Arrive to Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to your hotel.
Sightseeing in Yangon will be started at your convenient time.
A short orientation tour starts with a visit to SULE Pagoda dating back to 5 century BC and walking through downtown area of Yangon (the ancient Yangon) to see daily life of Yangonites lead and to observe the multi-architecture of colonial and modern buildings. Stop at a typical tea shop to taste Myanmar sweet tea and some snacks.
In the afternoon, a visit to an extraordinarily huge reclining Buddha statue (KYAUT HTUT GYI PAGODA and the famous "Scott Market" also known as "Bo Goyoke Aung San Market", the biggest market built in the colonial period; where you can see all kinds of Myanmar products. Then, continue to the glory of Yangon, the SHWEDAGON PAGODA, one of the world's most magnificent religious monuments built during Lord Buddha era. Enjoy the very special moment at the pagoda. Back to hotel, overnight in Yangon.
Early in the morning, transfer to the railway station and to Mandalay by train. Experiencing the local train, you can see the towns, villages and lives of the people along the way from the south to the central of Myanmar. As the train is the cheapest way of transportation, most of the local people still rely on that means of transportation and travailing with the train allow you to feel that you are among them. Picnic lunch will need to bring with you as train doesn't have restaurant. The train will arrive to Mandalay in the evening. You will be transferred to your hotel and over night in Mandalay.
After breakfast, your visit in Mandalay start with one of the most revered religious monuments in Myanmar
" MAHAMUNI PAGODA", then walking along marble sculptures neighborhood , make a glance to the traditional Kalaga tapestries craftsmen’s workshop, gold leaves workshop etc. Then, your visit continue to a firsthand jade dealer market where you can see how jade trading is conducted in primary stage.
Afternoon sightseeing starts with a visit to historical monuments; "GOLDEN PALACE MONASTERY" (SHWE NAN DAW KYAUNG); a traditional wooden building, and "KU THO DAW PAGODA", the world largest book made of marble, both were built by King Min Don in 19 century, and as a last destination of the day, MANDALAY HILL to enjoy the panoramic view and sunset.
Back to hotel, overnight in Mandalay.
After breakfast, you will be leaving for the whole day excursion to the ancient capitals in Mandalay region, the visits include Amarapura (the ancient royal capital,11 km from Mandalay), "MAHAGANDAYON MONASTERY" where more than 1000 of monks live and study.
Then you will be transferred to the jetty of AVA(IN WA) , a former royal capital where the horse-drawn carriages are waiting for the visits. Visits in Ava resumes the famous traditional wood curving and teak posts "BAGAYA MONASTER" , "NAN MYINT WATCH TOWER" nicknamed leaning tower of Ava, and "MAHA AUNG MYAY BON SAN MONASTERY"(Mai Nu Okk Kyaung);built of brick and stucco.
Then, continue to SAGAING HILL, visit "SWAN OO PON NYA SHIN PAGODA" at the top and enjoy the panoramic view. Visit to a nunnery to observe the religious life of Buddhist women. Then, return to AMARAPURA You will walk over 200- year- old and 1200 meters long teak bridge "U BEIN to reach the village on the other bank of the Taung Tha Man Lake and visit Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda. Then, return back by a small sampan to enjoy the sunset.
Back to the Hotel and over night in Mandalay.
Early in the morning, transfer to Gaw Wein jetty for cruising along Ayar Waddy River from Mandalay to Bagan.
Arrive on board, having breakfast and enjoying sunrise moment with the magnificent view of river side. Around 10 am, you will make a visit to a small typical village on the river bank to observe very simple ways of life style.
Back to boat after visit and continue cruising, having lunch on board and enjoying relax moment. In the afternoon, participating to the explanation and demonstration on Myanmar traditional costume Longyi, Myanmar make-up Thanatkha and a kind of typical salad.
Then, arrive to Bagan in the evening, transfer to hotel and overnight in Bagan.
After breakfast, a visit to the colorful local market of Naung U to see a part of the daily life of people in upper Myanmar. Then sightseeing continues to the most significant temples and pagodas of Bagan which include early 11th century religious shrine "SHWE ZI GON PAGODA", one of the most magnificent architectural style "HTI LO MIN LO TEMPLE", then, "MYIN KA BAR GU BYAUK GYI" Temple for exquisite mural painting of the early 12th century protected by UNESCO and "NAN PHAYA TEMPLE" to observe a rare temple dedicated for Brahman worship in Bagan dynasty.
Afternoon, visit with horse cart, a visit to the famous "ANADA TEMPLE" which is well known for its most elaborated interior decoration in the early of 12 century. Then, explore the secret charm of Bagan by horse cart and proceed on a terrace of an ancient stupa or temple to enjoy a splendid sunset.
Overnight in Bagan.
A day excursion by Bike at the most beautiful Buddhist archeological site in Bagan.
In the afternoon, relax free time.
Overnight in Bagan.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the bus station and drive to Kalaw(about 7 hours drives). Upon arrival Kalaw, take a rest at local tea shop and then start your sportive life, walking to Lamine village for about 2 hours. You will pass one night at a home of village. Diner will be prepared by your porters and having together.
Overnight in Lamine.
After breakfast, your trekking day continue in the nature. You will walk today about 6hours(depends on your rhythm), you will pass through the villages of different tribes such as paoo, Danu, Taung Yo, Palaung etc… and will see their plantation of tea leaf and seasonal vegetables. You will arrive to Mwe taw village at the end of the day and stay one night at village house.
Lunch will be served at the mid way and dinner will be served at the village.
Overnight in Mwe taw.
After breakfast, you will continue your trek to Inle lake, you will walk today around 5/ 6 hours and, you will be arriving to Ton Lai Village in the afternoon. From there, you will be transferred to your hotel by boat.
Lunch will be served at lunch time.
Overnight in Inle Lake.
After breakfast, an excursion by boat to see the famous leg rowers, typical floating gardens, village life, local method of fishing, etc. Sightseeing starts with a visit to one of the 5 days markets in Inle lake region (on market days only), then continue to the Western Shore of Inle lake by boat, leading to the INN DEIN Pagoda complex consisting hundreds of pagodas overgrown by moss and greens. Return back to Inle Lake .
Then visit to the famous "PHAUNG DAW OO PAGODA", "NGA PHE CHAUNG" monastery considered as museum of Buddha images and visit Kay Lar Village for the unique life style of Inthas different from the other parts of Myanmar, then return back to Hotel. Overnight in Inle lake.
After breakfast, visit to the Red Mountain Wine Yard by bike, take a relax moment there and continue your visit to the villages on the bank of the lake. Return back to hotel in the afternoon and rowing canoe near your hotel and enjoy unforgettable sunset moment.
Overnight in Inle lake.
After breakfast, transfer to Heho and flight to Yangon.
According to the your departure time, the rest of the visit in Yangon can be arranged.
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