AM 20 – CM 3 (14 Days/ 13 Nights)
Yangon - Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Bagan - Mt.Popa - Kalaw - Pindaya - Inle - Kakku - Yangon
The charming hill regions can find both a bustling part in modern life style and solemn temples with the traditional way of life. The tranquil and fairy work will set you free from the stress and pollution of the city life.
Train is not in good condition and very tough.
*on request – we can arrange special wagon which is furnished with mini – bar kitchen, bathroom, toilet, dinning room, sleeping beds, etc. Each wagon can be accommodated ten persons as maximum. Early booking is required.
Mandalay – Bagan public boat operates daily only from October to March. The rest of the months depend on the water level. In the dry season from November to May, it will take 10/12 hours and in the rainy season form June to October takes 7/8 hours
We may offer the authentic MinKyanSit boats for Mingun excursion (the property of Adventure Myanmar), made of teak wood are traditionally built and decorated. Also one day trip between Mandalay – Bagan is available upon your request.
Our catering team is ready to serve delicious cuisine.
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 the colonial area, Sule Pagoda - the landmark of Yangon City Centre, Botataung Pagoda where we may observe the combination of Stupa and Temple type. Finally, visit Shwedagon Pagoda - one of the wonders of the world. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 02 Train To Mandalay (14/16 hours)
Early morning, transfer to the station for the train to Mandalay. Picnic breakfast and lunch experience tough journey by train. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the hotel. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 03 Excursion Mingun & sightseeing Mandalay
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Boat excursion to Mingun (01 hour) along the 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 traditional handicraft workshops such as, gold leaves beating, Kuthodaw Pagoda – the world biggest book, Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Monastery – the finest of wood carving. 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 04 Excursion Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo, 67 km, 2 hours)
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. Local market, Kandawgyi National Park (former Botanical Garden), Pwekaku waterfall & Peikchinmyaing Caves are the highlights of Pyin Oo Lwin. Orientation by steed coach is an experience which should not be missed. Back to Mandalay and overnight in Mandalay.
Day 05 Excursion Amarapura, Sagaing & Ava (Inwa)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit Mahamuni Buddha Image- one of the most sacred Buddha Images in Myanmar. Excursion 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, Kaungmudaw Pagodathe magnificent dome remarkably seen from far away, silverware factory, etc. Continue to Ava (Inwa) 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 to Bagan
Early morning, after the breakfast, transfer to the jetty for the river cruise to Bagan. Leisure and enjoy the marvelous landscapes during the cruise. The boat may stop in some villages to get the local passengers up and down. Arrive to Bagan and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 07 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 08 Sightseeing Bagan
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit Lawkananda pagoda, which has the fascinating river view, Payathonezu temples with mural paintings, Nagayon Temple of 11th century, Apyeyadanar Temple with mural paintings, etc. In the late afternoon, visit Minanathu village to observe the life of people. Finally, we may take the boat ride on the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River during the sunset time. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 09 Excursion Mt.Popa (50 km, 02:00 hrs). Drive to Kalaw (240 km, 8/9 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 rural area on the way such as producing the palm sweets. We may stop several places for making the photos and knowing the countryside. Climb up 777 steps to reach of top of Mt.Popa cliff temple and enjoy the landscapes & plain to Bagan. Come down and proceed to Kalaw. Check in at the hotel and leisure. Overnight in Kalaw.
Day 10 Drive to Pindaya (45 km, 01:30 hours) & visit. Continue to Inle (97 km, 02:30 hours)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Pindaya and enjoy the marvelous landscapes of hilly region with vegetables plantation, terrace landing cultivation, etc. visit the Pindaya Caves - houses 8094 Buddha Images, umbrella workshop, which is made of pulp. Drive to Inle. Check in at the hotel and leisure. Overnight at Inle lake.
Day 11 Excursion Inle
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Boat excursion on the lake. Visit to the local 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, floating garden & floating villages, etc. Overnight at Inle Lake.
Day 12 Excursion Kakku (3 hours drive)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Taunggyi- the capital of Shan State, 1500 meters above sea level. Proceed to Kakku village and on the way enjoy the natural heritage. Arrive to Kakku pagodas with the magnificent collection of centuries old Buddhist stupas. Back to Inle Lake and overnight.
Day 13 Flight to Yangon
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the hotel. Visit Bo and overnight in Yangon.
Day 14 Departure
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for the departure flight.