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Tour program name:     Classical Myanmar with flower city

Duration:                        9 nights / 10 days

Cover area:                    Yangon, Mandalay, Pyin Oo Lwin, Bagan,

Inlay lake, Indein, Dala

Availability:                   All year round

Day 1: Yangon

Arrival to Yangon and transfer to hotel. Overnight at  Yangon.

 

Day 2: Yangon

Morning breakfast at the hotel visit Yangon.  Yangon is the most important commercial city in Myanmar. Stroll around India quarter from Sule pagoda to Theingyi market through Strand road to Mago road pass Synagoue and visit morning vegetable market which is beside Theingyi marker where one can see Myanmar daily food, snack and sweet that you can not find at elegant restaurant. Short visit to Nun's monastery. Stop at Sule pagoda to make picture highlight of down town of Yangon.  Bogyoke market which is the most popular shopping center in Yanogn, 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, Stop at Kandawgyi park and finally visit Shwedagon pagoda that is the most venerable pagoda in Myanmar. Overnight at Yangon.

 

Day 3  : Yangon-Heho-Pindaya-Inlay

Transfer to airport and fly to Heho. Scenic drive to Pindaya. Stop at Pao tribe village to see how to make exterior Myanmar cigar leaves. Visit Pindaya cave: collection of 8000 Buddha, umbrella workshop by using bamboo and paper from bark of marbery tree. Stop at local family where they prepare pickle tea leaves that we use to make salad. Stop at Plan bee project which is Myanmar- Israeli project and honey taste. Then drive to Nyaung. Overnight On Lake/ Nyaung Shwe

 

Day 4 : Inlay Lake

Morning breakfast at the hotel, visit every five days market Visit Phaung Daw Oo pagoda: temple of 5 Buddha images, floating villages, floating garden, sigar workshop, canoe trip at the village: Intha (tribe) village, Intha means, "son of the lake". They live with long leg house, it is really exciting to use their local transport (canoe), which is narrow and long enough for tow passengers and one leg rower. They use canoe when they work on floating island so it is narrow and long. Leg rower will bring you to visit their village. Visit to snack maker village. Overnight on lake / Nyaung Shwe

 

Day 5:   Inlay lake-Heho-Bagan

Morning breakfast at the hotel visit ruins of Indein. In the afternoon transfer to Heho airport and fly to Bagan. On the way visit Shwe Yan Pyay 19th wooden monastery and temple which is famous for mosai work Upon arrival to Bagan transfer to hotel. Overnight at Bagan

 

Day 6: Bagan

Visit Bagan. Bagan is archeological zone of Myanmar as well as land of Pagodas. Morning visit 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, 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 Nanmyint Tower. Overnight at Bagan.

 

Day 7:   Bagan-Mandalay by car

Drive to Mandalay (about 4 hours). After short drive stop at the small town for break. Proceed to drive. Stop at the villages on the way. Visit to Sagaing Hill for nice panorama over 400 monasteries. Stop at U Bein Bridge: the longest wooden bridge in the world. Drive to hotel at Mandalay. Overnight at Mandalay.

 

Day 8: Mandalay ( Mingun – Mandalay )

Morning visit Jade market which is very famous in Mandalay and see how Myanmar craftsman produce different kinds of jade from the biggest stone to the smallest piece by hand. Then transfer to jetty and river cruise to Mingun for one hour.  Mingun is small village which is situated on the western bank of Ayeyarwady river. Visit unfinished pagoda, the world biggest bell, and monument of love. Then go back to Mandalay by boat. In the afternoon visit Mahamuni pagoda; one of the three important places in Myanmar in which can see Myanmar daily life, Shwenandaw Monastery; former Mandalay Royal Palace, the world biggest book and finally go up to the top of Mandalay Hill to admire the city Mandalay. Overnight at Mandalay

 

Day 9: Mandalay   –   Pyin Oo Lwin   –   Mandalay

Breakfast at hotel.Excursion to Pyin Oo Lwin about 80km ,one and half hour  from Mandalay. Pyin Oo Lwin is formerly known as May Myo  during the British governors lived.The town is once British hill station is famous for cool weather, colonial buildings, natural parks and waterfalls.The town is also known as the City of Flowers and situated 1040m above sea level. Visit to Kandawgyi Botanical Garden established in 1915 by Alex Rodger, Pwe Kauk waterfall, Peikchinmyaung cave , have a stroll by typical pony cart, visit Pyin Oo Lwin evening market (local people call night market) and drive back to Mandalay. Overnight at Mandalay.

 

Day 10:  Mandalay and departure

Morning breakfast at hotel. Stop at Mahamuni temple  : one of the three important places for Myanmar Buddhist. Short drive to Amarapura and visit Mahagandayone monastery: school for 1200 Buddhist monk. The most interesting time to visit that monastery is at 10:15am when all monks enter to dining room for their lunch. Then visit traditional hand woven silk workshop then  transfer to Mandalay international airport and fly to ……….

The above program can be changed according to the situation such as domestic flight availability, road transport condition. The program is as an example itinerary, for you golden vacation you can modify for your own program.

Itineraries

10 Days

Yangon, Mandalay, Pyin Oo Lwin, Bagan, Inlay lake, Indein, Dala