GROUP TOUR MYANMAR 15 DAYS
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Places to visit: Yangon – Golden Rock – Bago – Kalaw – Pindaya – Nyaung Shwe – Inle Lake – Sankar – Mandalay – Amarapura – Mingun – Sagaing – Ava – Mt.Popa – Bagan – Yangon (15Days /14Nights)
Itinerary Day by Day
Day 01: Arrive Yangon
On arrival at Yangon International Airport you will be met by our driver and transferred to your Hotel.
Then a walking tour including the old colonial style city centre, the gilded Sule Pagoda dating back over 2,000 years and continue to the famous Strand Hotel, a fine example of British colonial architecture.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 02: Yangon Discovery
After breakfast, visit Bogyoke Market (formerly known as Scott Market), where you can find famous jades and jewelries where you can find Myanmar famous gems and jewellery sales centers, Myanmar traditional products such as slippers, longyi’s etc.. After lunch at local restaurant, visit to Chauk Htat Gyi reclining image which was the third largest reclining image in Myanmar. Stop for photos at the Kandawgyi Garden, where Karaweik Hall, and a floating royal barge with backdrop of lashed trees and an idyllic lake and followed by the massive Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the wonders of the world for its religious significance, artistic beauty and its association with Myanmar culture. In the evening, walking in China Town. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 03: Road to Golden Rock (200 km)
This morning, pick you up from your hotel and drive to Kyaikhtiyo (some 200km – 3 hours). On the way, visit World War II Memorail Cemetary y Nga Thein Chaung village. Lunch at a local restaurant in Bago (on your own account). Arrive Kyaikhtio in the evening. From the base camp (Kinpun Sakan), it takes 45 minutes by open truck to the top of the mountain. You should take only light backpack and shoes to climb up the mountain as only one night will be on the top of the mountain. The Kyaikhtio Pagoda was built on the big rock that is resting on the edge of the huge steep rock. Enjoy the sunset over the hill lock with panoramic view over the Valley of Sittaung River, with green forest and mountain ranges. Overnight in Kyaikhtio.
After morning visit to Kyaikhtio Pagoda, climb down by open truck to the base of the mountain to continue to Bago, which was the Mon capital in 15 century formerly known as Pegu. Visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated pagodas in Myanmar. Shwe Tha Lyaung, most beautiful reclining Buda image in Myanmar, Hin Thargone Pagoda with its legendary Hamsa male and female birds, snake pagoda, Kyaikpun Pagoda with its four giant Buddha images. Return back to Yangon and check-in at Yangon domestic airport to fly to Heho. Upon arrival, transfer to Kalaw for the overnight.
Day 05: Pindaya Caves
After breakfast, visit the local market and Kalaw city, and transfer to Pindaya, a small quiet little town where visit Pindaya caves with Buddha images in many different positions. Visit Sin Gaung monastery and Parasol handmade workshop. Then, drive to Nyaung Shwe, 70 kilometers west of Taunggyi, the capital of Southern Shan State. Upon arrival, visit Nyaung Shwe local market and Shwe Yan Pyay monastery . Overnight in Nyaung Shwe.
Day 06: Inle Lake
An excursion by boat on Inle Lake will include seeing the famous leg-rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and village life. Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant on the lake. The highlights on the lake are Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Nga Phe Chaung Monasterywith a collection of ancient Shan-style Buddha images and other sites such as blacksmiths, silversmiths, weaving looms, etc. Overnight on the lake.
Day 07: Inle Lake – Sankar
After breakfast at hotel, visit to Sankar (2hrs approx) by boat. Visit 5 days market at Kyauk Daing village (Shan), mostly live on earthenware pottery works. By walking through in Sankar village, you can observe local rice mill factory, making bullock cart wheels. Pristine culture and traditional life-style of the ethnic groups of Pa-O and Intha inhabited around Sankar and Hmawbi area. Then excursion down from lake, beautiful landscaping, flowering trees and settlements of dotted on both side of the canal can be seen. Lunch and dinner at local restaurants and overnight in Inle Lake or Nyaung Shwe.
Day 08: Inle – Heho – Mandalay – Amarapura (By Flight/ Car)
Fly to Mandalay, the last capital of Myanmar‘s king in 1885. Upon arrival, the driver will drive firstly to Amarapura to visit Mahagandayone Monastery, home to some 800 monks and one of the most prestigious monasteries in Myanmar. Afterward, you will take a stroll over a historic bridge, known as U Bein Bridge and originally built in 1851, spanning over the Taungthaman Lake. Proceed to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant (Shan Buffet). On this afternoon’s sightseeing, continue to Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung (or Golden Palace Monastery) to marvel at a superb traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda (also known as the world’s largest book), consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures and enjoy the sunset from Mandalay Hill. Accommodation in Mandalay.
Day 09: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay
After breakfast in the morning, visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay’s most fabled religious monument where you will have an awe inspiring view of a Buddha image covered with chunky layers of gold foils, a visit to a gold leaf making workshop and observe how to make hand-made gold leaves and visit the Royal Palace and the local Zey Gyo market. In the afternoon, transfer to jetty to enjoy the boat trip to Mingun. Lunch at the river side restaurant. Mingun is situated about 11 km (one hour each way) upstream from Mandalay. Visit the unfinished Mingun Temple, originally built with the intention of being the world’s biggest pagoda, the Mingun Bell, weighing 87 tons and being the world’s largest intact bronze bell, the elegant Hsinbyume Pagoda, with its ornate 7 circular terraces. Return to Mandalay in the evening. Accommodation in Mandalay.
Day 10: Mandalay – Sagaing – Ava – Mandalay
After breakfast, visit Sagaing Hill where you can see from the hill lots of white and gold pagodas along the Irrawaddy River. Visit Swan Oo Ponyashin Pagoda, U Min Thone Sae. Observe ways of life of nun monastery from Sagaing Hill. After that, drive to “Ava”. On the way from Sagaing to Ava, you can visit handmade silverware workshop. Excursion to the old royal capital of INWA (Ava), can be made with a horsecart riding. Visit to Ava’s Leaning Tower called “Nan Myint”, “Maha Aungmyae Bonzan” monastery made with stucco bricks and Bagayar monastery famous for its impressive woodcarvings with teak woods. Return to Mandalay and overnight in Mandalay.
Day 11: Mandalay – Mt.Popa – Bagan (By Car)
After breakfast, depart to Bagan from Mandalay (133km – 4 hrs to approx) drive by car. On the way, visit Mount Popa (about 55km – 1hr approx), an extinct volcano and an oasis in the scorched plain Myingyan . Mount Popa is known as the home of the “Nats” spirits among the locals. For sports enthusiasts, there is time fo climb up 777 steps upper part of volcanic plug. Then, continue to Bagan. Arrive at Bagan in the evening. Check-in at your hotel. Enjoy the sunset by boat along Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 12: Bagan – Visits
After breakfast, highlights on this morning’s tour include Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of pagodas in Myanmar, Wetkyi-in Gu Byauk Gyi Temple with fine tempera mural paintings depicting the life stories of Buddha, and Ananda Temple, the most aesthetically beautiful monument in Bagan. Enjoy a lunch at a riverside restaurant. In the afternoon, visit a lacquer craftsman’s workshop to discover the intricate process of making lacquer wares. Continue to Manuha Temple with a large seated Buddha Image, enshrined in a relatively small sanctum, illustrating the melancholy of a confined king, and Nanbaya Temple with noted perforated windows and friezes, a unique sandstone monument that is said to have been the residence of King Manuha. Next, to Myingaba Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, a Mon-style temple renowned for its fine frescoes, preserved by UNESCO. A visit to Shwesandaw pagoda, a perfect spot to enjoy a magnificent sunset, will conclude the day. Enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant and overnight in Bagan.
Day 13: Bagan (by Ebikes)
After breakfast around 8:00 a 3 hours electric bicycles tour will be started from the hotel to Old Bagan visiting Shwegugyi, Dhammayangyi and Thetbyinyu temples via the ox cart track to get a different travel experience through the Bagan monuments. Take a break at the local coffee shop to have cold drink under the shade or return to hotel to relax.
In the evening take the horsecart ride through Taung Phee village and visit Nat Laung Kyang and enjoy the sunset at Bu Paya. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 14: Bagan – Yangon (By Flight)
Transfer to the Nyaung U airport for your flight to Yangon. Our driver will meet you and transfer to your hotel. Visit the Bogyoke Market where you can find Yangon’s famous jade and jewelry sales centers as well as Myanmar’s traditional products such as slippers longyis etc. After lunch at local restaurant visit to Chauk Htat Gyi reclining image, the third largest reclining image in Myanmar. Stop for photos at the Kandawgyi Garden, featuring Karaweik Hall, a floating royal barge with its backdrop of lush trees and an idyllic lake.
Then to the massive Shwedagon Pagoda, a one of the wonders of the world, noted for its religious significance, artistic beauty and its association with Myanmar culture. In the evening a walking tour in China Town. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 15: Yangon Departure
A free day to catch up on some last minute shopping at the Bogyoke Market or enjoy the panoramic view from the Sakura Tower. Transfer to Yangon International Airport.
- For language speaking guide along the trip +835$ per person
- For english speaking guide in cities +570$ per person
- Throughout guide along the trip
- Described tour
- Transports with cars & boats in different places in private
- Entrances & zone fees as per itinerary
- Airport transfers to hotel and viceversara
- Suggested hotels with daily breakfast
- Internal flights
- Open truck to climb up/down Golden Rock(If you take the option with guide)
- Boat in Inle, Mingun
- Short Boat trip and Horsecart riding in Ava(If you take the option with guide)
- Electric bicycles in Bagan
- Meals & beverages
- International Filght
- Open truck to climb up/down Golden Rock(If you take the option without guide)
- Short Boat trip and Horsecart riding in Ava(If you take the option without guide)