Secret Beauty Of Myanmar
12 Days / 11 Nights
This program designs with exploring into nature, and also combining with culture. Enjoying different taste of natures, cultural and mode of transports at the destinations start from the last dynasty of Myanmar and then discovering nature by taking new short cut route which is connecting with Northern Shan State and Southern Shan State. Explore Picturesque Inle Lake, Magic Land Bagan and ending the trip at Yangon, the garden City.
Recommended to make all the year round.
Day 01 : Arrival Mandalay
Welcome at Mandalay International Airport and transfer to hotel.
Afternoon visiting of traditional handicraft workshops such as, marble carving, gold leaves beating, Kuthodaw Pagoda – the world biggest book, Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Monastery. 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 02 : Excursion Amarapura, Sagaing & Ava
|Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Excrusion to Amarapura - 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. Continue to Ava and visit by horse carts to Maenu Okkyaung Monastery - built by the chief queen in 1818, Nan Myint Tower - 27 meter masonry high, Bargayar Monastery - well known for its wood carving with 267 teak pillars. Come back to Amarpaura and enjoy the sunset by crossing over U Bein bridge. Overnight in Mandalay.|
Day 03 :Drive to Pyin Oo Lwin. Local Train to Hsipaw
Early morning drive from Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin (about 2 hours) and take train (131 Up, ETD.08:25/ ETA. 12:15) to Naung Pain after passing through Gokehtike Viaduct. [Remark: Train (131 Up) is leaving Mandalay 04:30AM and we will catch the train at Pyin Oo lwin].
Day 04 :Boat excursion and visiting Shan Village in Hsipaw.
Morning breakfast at the hotel. The river passing through Hsipaw town is called the Dokthawaddy River and transfer to jetty to enjoy a boat ride up the river through amazing scenery of mountains, plantations along the river and general village life in this interesting part of Myanmar.
We get out of the boat for an hour walk to visit a 150 years old Shan monastery in the forest. Visit the river confluence and on the way back in the direction of Hsipaw we visit a charming traditional Shan village. A half day guided excursion that will give you an insight in Shan life.
Then back to Hsipaw and leisure. Overnight in Hsipaw.
Day 05 :Drive from Hsipaw to Nyaung Shwe (Inle)
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Drive back to Nyaung Cho and then taking short cut way by passing through the small towns of Taung Chan- Kyauk Gu- In Taw- Myay Ni- Yat Sauk an enjoy scenic beauty along the route.
Upon arrival Nyaung Shwe, transfer to hotel, check in and free. Overnight in Nyaung Shwe / Inle.
Day 06 :Excursion Inle
Morning breakfast at the hotel.
Then back to Inle and continue visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda the most venerable pagoda, Lotus petal robe & silk weaving looms at Inn Paw Khone, Cheroot factory in Nampan village on the lake. If time permits, coffee break on own account in Inthar Heritage House.
Finally, back to hotel and leisure. Overnight in Nyaung Shwe / Inle.
Day 07 :Excursion Sagar Village
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Boat excursion to Sagar village.
The route to Sagar is in itself a journey of enchantment. The boat pass through Inle lake and down south, beyond Taungto Village with its old pagodas, past Kyaing Kan Village where they weave monks’ robes from fibers pulled from the lotus stems.
After 03 hours boat trip, we’ll reach to Sagar Village, located bank of Belu Chaung, and famous for its ancient and ruined pagodas. Visit there and also excursion ancient monastery and stroll Sagar village. Then continue about 20 mins boat ride to the Takhaung village.
Takhaung Mwedaw Pagoda complex just before Sagar village if we come from Inle. The pagodas are in the same style as those of Kekku, Taung-to and In Thein all of which lie further north. We can visit Takhaung Mwedaw Pagoda complex (ancient and ruined pagodas)/ ancient monastery and also observe making alcohol from rice in the village. After that, back to Inle. Overnight in Nyaung Shwe/ Inle.
Day 08 : Excursion Pindaya. Afternoon flight to Bagan
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Pindaya by enjoying the marvelous landscapes of hilly region with vegetables plantation, terrace landing cultivation, etc. Visit the Pindaya Caves - houses 8094 Buddha Images. Then transfer to Heho airport for flight to Bagan in the afternoon. Upon arrival Bagan, transfer to hotel and free. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 09 : Sightseeing Bagan
|Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit colorful local market, Shwezigon Pagoda - the glory of Bagan, Htilominlo Temple-the best pilaster carving, Nathtaukkyaung - monastery made of teak wood, Ananda Temple - the masterpiece of Bagan, Gubyaukgyi Temple - the best mural paintings of 11th century, Manuha Temple - huge Buddha Images, Dhamayangyi Temple - the biggest temple in Bagan, Sulamani Temple - the 12th century temple, the lacquerware workshop - the unique of Bagan, etc. Finally, enjoy the sunset on the top of the temple. Overnight in Bagan.|
Day 10 :Morning cycling tour in Bagan. Afternoon enjoy boat trip.
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the cycling tour among the ruined pagodas and temples. Bagan is the richest Archeological sites in Myanmar and once splendid and glorious capital of the First Myanmar Empire. It is the most amazing site in Myanmar as in every direction we look, we will see ruins of all sizes huge and glorious like Ananda soar towards the sky, and small, graceful pagodas & temples stand alone in the fields.
Day 11 :Fly to Yangon. Sighsteeing
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
In the afternoon, we move on to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, a lively place of worship with a 70-meter long reclining Buddha as its centre piece. Following afternoon tea in a local tea house and a visit to Kandawgyi Park, we continue to Shwedagon Pagoda, a massive complex with 65 stupas providing breath-taking views of the golden stupa and the city skyline from this vantage point.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 12 : Yangon Departure
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure flight.