AM 20 – FE 2 (16 Days/ 15 Nights)
Yangon – Homalin – Leshi – Mandalay – Bagan – Inle – Yangon
Although most people have heard about Naga tribes there are some who have seen them and only a few who have been to their area. Our expedition will be going right through the centre of Naga region where we will be meeting some out of the total tribes. The authentic Naga New Year Festival will offer the particular experience.
Sightseeing by coach with air-condition (except in Naga Land)
The pick up or the truck will be used for the transportation in Naga Land.
Domestic flights on Myanmar Airway (Fokker) for Yangon – Homalin – Mandalay on Thursday & Sunday. Flight schedule is subject to change without prior notice.
Domestic flights on Air Mandalay or Yangon Airways or Air Bagan (F-100, ATR 72/42) for Bagan – Heho, Heho – Yangon.
The accommodation will be the temporarily built long huts. All the guests have to sleep together (men and ladies separately). We will provide blankets, pillows, mosquito nets, etc.
Warn cloths are highly recommended as the average temperature is about 0c.
Traditional village cooked foods will be provided during the stay in Naga Land.
The authentic MinKyanSit boats (the property of Adventure Myanmar), made of teak wood are traditionally built and decorated are provided for Mingun excursion and also avilabel for Mandalay – Bagan one day trip upon your request.
11/2 Arrival Myanmar!
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, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Image.
Finally, visit Shwedagon Pagoda - one of the wonders of the world. Overnight at Yangon.
12/1 Flight to Homalin from Yangon. Proceed to Htamanthi village
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport for the flight to Homalin on Myanmar Airways. Upon arrival, drive to Pinmar village (88 km, 4 hours), cross Chindwin River by ferry. Arrival Htamanthi village and overnight.
13/1 Drive to Leshi (66 km, 5 hours)
Morning, after breakfast drive to Leshi. Arrival and leisure.Overnight in Leshi.
14/1 Naga Festival
After breakfast, watching Naga Pole Erection Ceremony and opening of Naga Traditional Field. Enjoy the music of NagaYouth Association in the evening. Overnight in Leshi.
15/1 Naga Festival
After breakfast, we may observe the opening ceremony of Naga’s New Year Festival. Presentation of Naga History. Performing Naga Traditional Dance. Enjoy the Naga Pan (Traditional Drum) and Naga Game competition such as putting the shot, discuss throwing game in the afternoon. Enjoy Naga traditional dance and bonfire in the evening. Overnight in Leshi.
16/1 Drive back to Homalin
Morning, after breakfast, drive back to Htamanthi. Cross the Chindwin River by ferry to Pinmar village. Proceed to Homalin and overnight.
17/1 Flight to Mandalay
Morning, breakfast and transfer to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the hotel. Overnight in Mandalay.
18/1 Excursion Mingun & Visit 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 one & the biggest ringing bell of 90 tons, 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. 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.
19/1 Excursion Amarapura, Sagaing & Ava
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Mahamuni Buddha Image-one of the most sacred Buddha Images in Myanmar. Excursion to Amarapura (01:00 hour), 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 for the venerable chief monk is the unique brick type building of 19th century, Nan Myint Tower - 27 meter masonry high is declined due to the earthquake in 1811, 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.
20/1 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.
21/1 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 - monastery made of teak, 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 top of a pagoda or temple. Overnight in Bagan.
22/1 Excursion 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 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. Come down and back to Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.
23/1 Flight to Heho. Drive to Pindaya (45 km, 01:30 hours) Proceed to Inle (97 km, 02:30 hours)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho. 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. Proceed to Inle and on the way, visit Shweyanpye Monastery - typical Shan Monastery. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the hotel and overnight at Inle Lake.
24/1 Excursion Inle
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Boat excursion on the lake. Visit Inn Dein pagodas in ruins covered by trees and bushes, floating gardens, floating villages, 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.
25/1 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 to Bogyoke market [except on Monday] and china town. Overnight in Yangon.
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for the departure flight.