The Discovery of Myanmar
Discover Myanmar’s many ethnic groups with their culture and traditions. Meet with nature and observe craft workshops in Inle Lake. This tour gets a great experience of architecture in Bagan with thousands of pagodas and temples. Exploring the Kayan tribe with their ways of life on the Pan Pet Village.
- Private-Transportation by modern air-conditioned vehicle, as indicated in the itinerary.
- Accommodation based on twin sharing rooms with daily breakfast.
- Domestic Flight Tickets as indicated in the itinerary.
- Sightseeing and Entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary on travelling days.
- English speaking throughout guide on travelling days.
- Lunch & Dinner at Local restaurant as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Boat fees in Inle and Mingun.
- Truck fees for Mandalay Hill and Sagaing Hill.
- International flights and its departure airport taxes.
- Visa arrangement (Visa on upon arrival is available; Please ask us for further assistance)
- Personal expense such as telephone calls, fax, laundry, beverages and meals, and highlights or sightseeing which are not indicated in the program.
- Excess baggage charges. Tips to guides, porters & drivers
Day 01Yangon Arrival and Sightseeing (Lunch, Dinner)
Warmly welcome by our tour guide at Yangon international airport and transfer to Hotel. Lunch at Local restaurant and start sightseeing to Colonial Buildings, the Secretariat office, the historical landmark, Sule pagoda (city center of Yangon), City Hall, and after that walk through Maharbandoola Park, the Independent Monument is standing in the middle. In the park, take relax and learn how our people take relax at Park after daily jobs. In the evening, dinner at the local restaurant and then check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.
Day 02Yangon Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at the hotel, our tour starts to take the daily circular train about 3 hr to reach the entire circular trip, you may see many vendors and Hawkers selling with fresh colorful local products, you can observe local ways of life. Go to the local restaurant for your lunch. Continue to Chaukhtathgyi Pagoda, visit the most magnificent religious monument of the country: Shwedagon Pagoda for a daybreak sunset. Dinner at Local restaurant and overnight at Hotel in Yangon.
Day 03Yangon-Loikaw by Flight and Loikaw Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
In the morning, check out from the hotel, and our guide will transfer to the airport, fly to Loikaw with the flight. Arrive at Loikaw, check-in at the hotel and take a rest for a while. Lunch at the local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Haw Nan Monastery which is known as Kandarawwady Haw Nan one of the most ancient buildings and the Loikaw Cultural Museum, after that enjoy the sunset from the panoramic view, we explore the sunset from the Thiri Mingalar Hill called the Taung Kwal Pagoda. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Loikaw.
Day 04Pan Pet-Hta Nee La Lah Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at the hotel, our tour will lead to Pan Pet Village and Hta Nee La Leh Village which are the Ethnic kayah community. In the village, you can explore the long neck women (Kayan tribe). The villagers are making Kayan bracelets, weaving cotton, carving wooden, weaving bamboo, and other handwork. You can study how to make it and will feel excited to participate with them. And you can enjoy the Kayan traditional lunch at a local home. And then we will go to Hta Nee La Leh Village, you can learn their way of life and musician instruments like traditional bamboo guitars, traditional Kayah dress, and artisan who make distinctive Kayah lacquer leg rings. In the evening, we will come back to the Loikaw and dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Loikaw.
Day 05Loikaw-Inle Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at the hotel, start the drive from Loikaw to Pekon which is far about 25 km from Loikaw and it takes about 1 hr. Arrive at Pekon, take about a 5-6 hr boat trip to Inle lake. Along the way to Inle, there is a beautiful landscape village, Samkar. You can take part in pottery workshops making their ceramic-wares. Then learn about traditional rice whiskey making at a local family workshop. You’ll explore the handcraft workshops which are made as a goldsmith, silversmith, and hand-weaving bags. Samkar village with ancient pagodas and stupas are partially covered by water. Continue to Inle Lake and check in at the hotel. After that, go to the local restaurant for fine dining. Overnight at the hotel in the Inle lake.
Day 06Inle Cooking Class and Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at the hotel, take part in a cooking class in Inle lake. You can learn how to prepare authentic traditional Inn thar Cuisine. Lunch with your owns real traditional dishes. After that, we will go to Nyaung Shwe city by boat and take a short bike ride to the Red Mountain Estate Vineyards and Winery. Taste Myanmar Wine and watch the perfect sunset over the hills and mountains. Ride back to the restaurant for the dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 07Inle Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, start sightseeing at ancient pagodas, the most famous Phaung Daw Oo pagoda – the pagoda houses five small gilded images of Buddha which have been covered in gold leaf to the point that their original forms cannot be seen. Lunch at Local restaurant. Then proceed to explore Nga Phae Chaung monastery - an attractive wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake at the end of the 1850s, and then floating plantation, floating market, the fishing method with unique leg-rowers. Then visit silversmith, a silk weaving workshop. Then have a dinner at the local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 08Pindaya Sightseeing and Heho-Bagan by Flight (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and continue to Pindaya (Shwe Oo Min natural cave Pagoda), which is set high on a limestone ridge above Pone Taloke lake, this winding complex of natural caves and tunnels is filled to bursting with Buddha images in an astonishing variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. Another lesser-known attraction is the Plan Bee Beekeeping Center. You can test and buy pure organically made local honey and other bee products while enjoying a cup of coffee and the gorgeous view of Pone Taloke Lake. Lunch at the local restaurant and then transfer to the Heho airport to fly to Bagan. Arrive at Nyaung Oo Airport, transfer to the hotel and check-in at the hotel. Then dinner at the local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
Day 09Bagan Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at the hotel, start the sightseeing at Shwezigon Pagoda- the huge gold-plated pagoda was built by King Anawrahta in the 11th century as the most impressive monuments of Bagan. The important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists. Proceed to Htilominlo Temple- the last Myanmar Style temple in Bagan, decorated with glazed sandstone tiles in green and yellow. Head for lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch, take some time for the daybreak at your hotel. In the evening, visit Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi Temple with fine mural paintings of Jataka scenes, Payarthonezu Temple Complex, Min Nan Thu Village, Nanpaya temple built in the Mon style with intricate stone carvings. End the day with a sunset view from the sunset hill. Dinner at the local restaurant and overnight at Bagan.
Day 10Bagan Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
In the morning, start sightseeing at Dhammayangyi Temple- the most massive structure temple in Bagan was built by King Narathu who was also called the Kalagya Min, the king was assassinated by Indians. We will head to a lacquerware workshop where you can learn about the interesting process of making traditional Myanmar lacquerware. Lunch at Local restaurant. Then sightseeing to Ananda Temple - a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddha, the adjacent brick monastery with the beautiful well – preserved 18th-century murals, Thatbinnyu Temple known as temples of omniscience and Shwesandaw Pagoda. Dinner at Local restaurant and overnight at hotel in Bagan.
Day 11Bagan-Mandalay by Flight and Mandalay Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and go to Mandalay by morning flight. Check-in at the hotel and then start sightseeing to Mandalay, visit Mahamuni Pagoda with its spectacular Buddha image, and making of gold leaves workshop. Lunch at Local restaurant and then visit Shwe Nan Daw monastery in teak wood standing to witness the durability of teak and the carving of the 19th century is still with totally traditional Myanmar style. Tour continues to Atumashi, Kuthodaw Pagoda and Mandalay Hill, a vantage point for a panoramic view of the city and a spectacular sunset view. It is worthy to have a stroll up the hill enjoying panoramic views from a different location. Dinner at Local restaurant and overnight at hotel in Mandalay.
Day 12Amarapura-Inwa-Sagaing Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at the hotel, visit U Bein Bridge which belongs to 1782 recuperated from the waste of an abandoned palace totally in teak wood accredited to the achievement of the mayor U Bein. Then proceed to Mahagandayone, a monastery with high reputation consists of more than a thousand of monks can be seen at the same time while they have their first meal of the day. Lunch at Local restaurant. Transfer to the jetty and continue to Inwa(Ava) City by boat. Inwa ancient city in Myanmar’s old famous capital is situated 20 kilometers south of Mandalay. Then visit by riding with a horse cart, firstly visit Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery (called Me Nu Oak-Kyaung), It was built in 1822, one of the wooden monasteries with multiple roofs and a prayer hall of the seven-tiered superstructure. Then proceed to teak-built Bargaya Monastery, decorated with splendid Myanmar architectural works like an ancient museum. The next palace, Nanmyint watch tower was built in 1820. After exploring in Inwa, go to Sagaing, U Min Thonze Pagoda (Thirty Cave Pagoda) which has 45 stunning gilded images in a shaped colonnade and Soon-Oo-Pon-Nya-Shin Pagoda, located at the top of Sagaing Hill. Drive back to Mandalay City and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
Day 13Mingun-Mandalay Palace Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at the hotel, we transfer to the jetty and proceed to Mingun (by boat), It is located across majestic Ayeyarwaddy River approximately 12 kilometers north of Mandalay. Sightseeing to Mya Thein Dan Pagoda and Mingun today hosts the world’s second-largest ringing Bell of 90 tons in weight and unfinished pagoda to go with it. Mingun payagyi was dedicated to being the world’s largest monument however which today stood to be the world’s largest brick pile. It is reached by ferryboats across the river and takes 1 hour for up-river and 40 minutes for down-river. A boat trip to Mingun is pleasant with plenty of life on the river to see. And come back to Mandalay. Explore one of the most famous tourist attractions, Mandalay Palace, the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
Day 14Mandalay-Yangon by Flight and Yangon Sightseeing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, check out the hotel and fly back to Yangon by domestic flight. Arrive back Yangon, start sightseeing to Kaba Aye (World peace) Pagoda and Mahapasana Guha Cave, where the sixth Buddhist synod took place. Lunch at local restaurant and explore to Bogyoke Aung San Market used to call Scott Market - a shopping market with more than 2000 shops selling all kinds of products like lacquerware, Gems, all sorts of handicraft. In the evening takes a walk to China Town where you can see the many vendors along the sidewalk & can buy a variety of Myanmar products. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 15Departure for Home (Breakfast)
After breakfast, leisure time to pursue individual interests until your transfer to the airport. Our guide will pick you up the hotel and accompany you to the airport.
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