AM 20 – CM 1 (13 Days / 12 Nights)
Yangon - Heho - Pindaya - Inle - Mandalay - Monywa - Bagan - Yangon - Golden Rock - Yangon
Sightseeing & transportation by coach with air-condition
The authentic MinKyanSit boat (the property of Adventure Myanmar), made of teak wood are traditionally built and decorated is provided for Mingun excursion.
The hotel in Monywa & Golden Rock are very simple and but neat & clean enough for one night stop.
Domestic flights on Air Mandalay or Yangon Airways or Air Bagan (F-100, ATR 72/42)
Recommend to make all the year round
Day 01 Arrival Yangon
Welcome at Yangon International Airport. Transfer and check in at the hotel. Orientation tour Yangon if time permits. Visit Sule Pagoda – the landmark of Yangon City Centre, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Image. Finally, visit Shwedagon Pagoda - one of the wonders of the world. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 02 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 03 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 04 Visit Inle Lake & Fly to Mandalay
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 Mandalay. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the hotel. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 05 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 06 River cruise Mingun & sightseeing Mandalay
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Boat excursion to Mingun (01 hour) along mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. During the river cruise, we may enjoy the fascinating landscapes of the river as well as the daily life of the people living along the Ayeyarwaddy. Visit Mingun pagoda – unfinished pagoda & the biggest ringing bell of 90 tons, the unusual Myatheindan pagoda. Back to Mandalay and visit Mahamuni Buddha Image - one of the most sacred Buddha Images in Myanmar. Continue visiting of traditional handicraft workshops such as, marble carving, gold leaves beating, Kuthodaw Pagoda – the world biggest book, Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Monastery – the finest of wood carving, etc. 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 07 Drive to Monywa (112 km, 03:30 hours). Excursion Powintaung Caves
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Monywa and on the way enjoy the life of rural area. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the hotel. Excursion to Powintaung Caves situated in a cliff which houses over 400,000 Buddha Images. Overnight in Monywa.
Day 08 Visit Monywa & proceed to Bagan (290 km, 5/6 hours)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit Thanbode Temple – over 500, 000 Buddha images built in 1930, Bodhitathaung Temple – over 1000 sitting Buddha images under Bodhi trees (Ficus Religioso), Shwetharlyaung Buddha image, etc. Proceed to Pakkoku, typical Myanmar village where we have to take the ferry across the Ayeyarwaddy River. And then drive to Bagan. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the hotel. 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 Excrusion Mt.Popa (50 km, 2 hours)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mt. Popa – an extinct volcano which is known as “Home of the Spirits” and observe the life of the rural area on the way such as producing the palm sweets. We may stop several places of making the photos and knowing the countryside. Upon arrival, climb up 777 steps to reach to the top of Mt. Popa cliff and you may admire the beautiful landscape and view to extinct volcano of Mt. Poop. Back to Bagan and take the boat ride on mighty Ayeyarwaddy river during the sunset time. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 11 Fly to Yangon & Drive to Golden Rock (160 km, 05:30/ 06:00 hours)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, drive to Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo)-the balancing pagoda which stands on a boulder. On the way, enjoy the natural beauty and Mon villages. Upon arrival at the base camp, take the open truck in one hour ride to Yatetaung Camp. From there, we’ve to walk about 45 minutes to the top of the pagoda. Visit around and enjoy the sunset from this unforgettable site. Overnight in Kyaikhtiyoe.
Day 12 Drive to Bago (80 km, 04:00 hours). Return to Yangon (80 km, 2 hours)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Come down to the base and drive to Bago. Visit the Shwemawdaw Pagoda - the highest Mon style Stupa in Myanmar, Shwetharlyaung Reclining Buddha Image, 4 huge sitting Buddha at Kyaikpun pagoda, old palace “Kanboda Thadi”, etc. Drive back to Yangon. Check in at the hotel and leisure. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 13 Departure
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure flight.