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Day 1 :      Yangon

Arrival to Yangon international airport. Transfer to hotel and free. Overnight at Yangon.

 

Day 2:    Yangon City tour

Morning breakfast at the hotel visit Yangon.  Yangon is the most important commercial city in Myanmar. Walking tour around Old Yangon pass through colonial building, stall on road side  to Nanthida port to take ferry boat which cross Yangon river that join between Yanogn and Dala, by taking ferry boat for 15 minutes one can realize about Myanmar transportation system and real life of urban people nearby big Yangon city. Visit to Bogyoke market which is famous shopping place in Yangon. Stop at Kandawgyi park in which there is famous Karaweik barge, proceed to visit Chauk Htat Gyi reclining Buddha, and finally visit Shwedagon pagoda that is the most venerable pagoda in Myanmar. Overnight at Yangon.

 

Day 3:  Yangon - Heho – Inlay

Morning transfer to airport and fly to Heho. Upon arrival to Heho airport take a scenic drive to the lake . On the way visit Shwe Yan Pyay monastery and temple. Upon arrival to Nyaung Shwe take a private motor boat and explore Inlay Lake. Enjoy romantic canon trip going around the floating farms, floating villages of Intha tribe, observe the way of life of leg-rower fishermen in the lake . Overnight on the lake.

 

Day 4:  Visit on Lake

Visit full day on lake. Visit to colorful every five day market, stop at the village which is famous for the product of local snack that you see in every five days market, Phaung Daw Oo pagoda : the most important religious place on Lake for Shan tribe. Stop at fabric workshop where you can see how to produce fabric from lotus stem and make authentic product of Inlay Lake. Stop at famous Shan monastery which is famous as jumping cat monastery- Ngaphechaung monastery. Stop at Ywama village in which can visit padaung tribe family (long neck lady with bronze rings around the neck) and proceed to Ruins of Shwe Indein. Then drive back to Hotel.

 

Day 5:   Inlay lake - Pindaya -  Heho - Bagan

Morning drive to Pindaya on the way to Pindaya, enjoy beautiful landscape. Stop at Pao village in which Pao ladies produce exterior leaves of Myanmar cigar. Upon arrival to Pindaya, visit Pindaya cave: collection of 8000 Buddha, since late 19th Century for the afraid of Japanese soldiers all local tribe brought their holly images and hide in the cave. Later, when we go independence Pindaya cave became one of the interesting places to visit for cave and famous landscape. Visit to family to see how to make bamboo and Shan paper umbrella bark of Marbury tree. Visit to local family how to prepare famous pickle tea leaves that we use to make salad in our traditional culture. Drive to Heho airport and fly to Bagan. Upon arrival to Bagan transfer to hotel. Overnight at Bagan.

 

Day 6:    Full day visit Bagan

Bagan is archeological zone of Myanmar as well as land of Pagodas. Morning walking tour around old Bagan pass trought from Thatbinnyu temple car parking to  Ngakwengadaung pagoda which has bubo shape and the oldest pagoda of Bagan and around that place one can see evolution of Myanmar stupa, Pathothamya temple in which you can see amazing lighting system and beautiful painting take car again at Bagan archeological museum. Proceed to visit  Nyaung U authentic market, Soya bean maker at Nyaung U village, fan maker family, Shwezigon pagoda in which white elephant stopped.  Visit Ananda temple which is known as the most beautiful temple in Bagan, amazing handmade lacquare workshop, Sulamani temple where you can see two layers of painting from two different epoca, enjoy   sunset from tower which is the best place to see Bagan. Overnight at Bagan.

 

Day 7:   Bagan – Kanpalet  and visit Chin tribe villages

Morning breakfast at the hotel and drive to Mindat (about 6 hours). After short drive stop at Chauk market for short visit and recommend buying some fruit and food for lunch. Stop at Chin tribe village, Chin people came down to flat area and build their village in the valley around 15 years ago as they faced lot of difficulties to survive on high Chin mountain. Stroll around the village to observe and meet with local Chin ladies. Proceed to Kanpalet. Upon arrival to Kanpalet Check in at hotel. Then visit the villages near around Kanpalet. Overnight at Kanpalet.

 

Day 8:   Kanpalet – Mindat

Morning breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mindat by off road pass over Khawnusone national park and wild forest. On the way stop at the Chin tribe villages and enjoy beautiful scenery over high Chin Mounatin. Upon arrival to Mindat, check in at the hotel. Overnight at Mindat.

Remark: June to September, because of heavy rain, cannot travel pass over off road. Need to travel from normal road.

 

Day 9:    Mindat - Bagan

Morning breakfast at the hotel. Visit to morning vegetable market in which there are also Chin ladies do trading. Visit small local museum, short walk to Chin village. Panoramic over Mindat and Kapanlet from Hill top at Mindat. Around noon drive back to Bagan. Overnight at Bagan.

 

Day 10:   Bagan - Mandalay  by car

Morning breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mandalay(4 hours). On the way stop at local field where local farmer work in tabacco field / rice field and bean farms. Stop at small town and sit at local teashop to enjoy Myanmar tea culture  After short drive stop to very interesting village in which all villagers make different items made of petrified wood that we still use as ornaments and some items for home decoration. Such kinds of petrified wood beads had been used by ancient Phyu tribe for their lovely ornament. Now spread outside of Myanmar that can see in India, Japan and other Asian country, and proud to visit original place of Phyu bead culture. After short drive visit to the village in which villagers produce different kinds of product made of clay, that Myanmar use in daily life to keep water or to cook or for offering. Proceed to visit the place in which last generation of family produce toys made of paper. Stop at  U Bein bridge: the longest wooden bridge in the world. Proceed to Mandalay. Overnight At Mandalay

 

Day 11:   Mandalay and Mingun

Visit famous Jade market in Mandalay, famous place for hundreds of craftsman produce from smallest piece of Jade from huge stone. Visit Shwenandaw Monastery which is former Mandalay Royal palace, the world biggest book and Mahamuni temple which is one of the three important places in Myanmar for Buddhist. Afternoon Transfer to jetty and take the boat to Mingu for an hour. Mingun is small village which is situated on the western bank of Ayeyarwady River. Visit Pathodawgyi pagoda, the world biggest bell and Monument of love. Then go back to Mandalay by boat. Sunset on the boat. Overnight at Mandalay

 

Day 12 :   Mandalay and departure

Morning transfer to airport and fly to ……..

 

 

Itineraries

12 days

Yangon, Inlay, Pindaya, Bagan, Kanpalet, Mindat, Mingun, Mandalay

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