Tour with Hsipaw
Yangon - Inle - Bagan - Popa - Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Hsipaw - Mandalay
14 Days / 13 Nights
Day 01 : Arrival Yangon
Welcome Yangon International Airport and transfer to hotel (Official check in at 14:00).
Orientation tour if time permit: visit Kandawgyi Lake and stroll in the park. Then we move on to KYAUKHTATGYI Pagoda, a lively place of worship with a 70-meter long reclining Buddha as its centre piece. Finally, visit SHWEDAGON Pagoda - one of the wonders of the world. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 02 : Exploring Yangon
Morning transfer to DaNyinGone train station to observe the market activities and good place for shooting for ways of life. Take CIRCULAR TRAIN ride until KyiMyintDaing station and get off there.
Walk to Little India Town along Shwebon Thar street and afterwards we visit BOGYOKE MARKET [except on Mondays & Public Holidays], where there will be free time to browse through the dozens of stalls and shops selling handicrafts and other goods.Evening stroll night market along the strand road.
Back to hotel and leisure.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 03 :Flight to Heho. Drive to Pindaya (63km, 2 hours). Proceed to Inle (97km, 3 hours)
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport and flight to Heho. Upon arrival Heho airport, 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. And then continue to Inle Lake. Transfer and check in at the hotel and overnight at Inle Lake.
Day 04 :Excursion Inle
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Boat excursion on the lake. Visit to the local tribe market, Lotus petal robe & silk weaving looms at Inn Paw Khone village, Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda the most venerable pagoda on the lake, jumping cats’ monastery, etc. Overnight at Inle Lake.
Day 05 :Visit Inle Lake & Fly to Bagan
Morning visit around Inle Lake & Inn Dein pagodas in ruins covered by trees and bushes, floating gardens, floating villages. Late afternoon, transfer to the airport and flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the hotel. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 06 :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 07 :Excursion ZEE O Village and proceed to Mt.Popa
Morning breakfast at the hotel.
Excursion to ZEE O Village, about 30 minutes drive to the south of Bagan and it is famous its 300-year-old ingyin trees and tamarind trees that are about a millennium old, at the 50-acre site at Zee O village. The villagers believe that the Zee O village area is protected by guardian sprits (Nats) of the brother and sister.
Proceed to Mt.Poap an extinct volcano which is known as “Home of the Spirits”. Transfer to hotel and check in.Afternoon visit Mt.Popa and climb up 777 steps to reach of top of Mt.Popa cliff temple and enjoy the landscapes & plain to Bagan Come down. Then back to hotel and leisure. Overnight in Popa.
Day 08 :Drive to Mandalay. Afternoon city tour in Mandalay
After breakfast, drive to Mandalay. Upon arrival Mandalay and check in at hotel.
Afternoon enjoy city tour in Mandalay including traditional handicraft workshops such as, marble carving, gold leaves beating, Kuthodaw Pagoda – the world biggest book, Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Monastery. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 09 :Excursion Sagaing and Ava. Enjoy the sunset at U Bein bridge
Morning breakfast at the hotel.
Excursion Sagaing and visit KA NAR TAW Village where villagers are earning making Myanmar Traditional Toys and distributing it to the pagodas. We can see Myanmar traditional toys in every pagodas and which are attracting to the children. We can learn the process of making toys in the village (remark: workshops will be close on full moon day / Dark moon day and Sabbath days).
Then visit Sagaing Hill, where we can observe the fascinating landscapes of the Ayeyarwaddy River, 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 10 :Drive to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo, 67 km, 2 hours) and visit
|Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Pyin Oo Lwin, former colonial hill station at 1040 meters above the sea level. We can observe the pine trees, eucalyptus and silver oak, coffee, vegetables and strawberries, which are grown on the slopes of the hills.
Upon arrival Pyin Oo Lwin, enjoy Coffee Plantation Tour with Lunch.
The local farmer will guide you to understand the process of milling coffee green beans. You will have chance to strap on a picking basket and begin picking the really dark red ripe beans. Freshly roasted coffee will be cupped using pour over.
Behind-the-scenes tour of a specially coffee plantation.
Enjoy / taste live presentation of fresh drip coffee.
Delicious lunch at typical Pan Taw Win restaurant & coffee.
Continue visit of Kandawgyi National Park (former Botanical Garden), Pwekaku waterfall, which are the highlights of Pyin Oo Lwin. Orientation by steed coach is an experience which should not be missed.
Overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Day 11 :Take Local Train to Naung Paing. Proceed to Hsipaw.
|Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Pyin Oo Lwin train station and take Local Train, to Naung Pain by passing through Gokehtike Viaduct.
Continue drive to Hsipaw. Upon arrival, visit Bawgyo Pagoda. Transfer to hotel and free. Overnight in Hsipaw.
Day 12 :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 13 :Drive back to Mandalay
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Then drive back to Mandalay by passing through Gokehtike Gorge. On the way, visit Peikchinmyaing Caves and Maha Antukantha Pagoda in Pyin Oo Lwin. Upon arrival Mandalay, transfer to hotel and free. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 14 :Mandalay Departure
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport and departure.