- Trip Itineraries
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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, enjoy trishaw ride at Dala to visit the village: candle maker family, rice paper maker family and fishermen village.. Stop at Kandawgyi park and finally visit Shwedagon pagoda that is the most venerable pagoda in Myanmar. Overnight at Yangon.
Day 3: Yangon – Bago - Kyaik Hti Yoe (Golden Rock)
Morning breakfast at the hotel and drive to Kyaik Hti Yoe (about 4 hours). On the way stop at Bago and visit Shwemawdaw pagoda which is the highest pagoda in Myanmar. After short drive stop at fisherman village and photo shoot for how they make dry fish, fish under salt and fish paste and stroll around in the village. Upon arrival to the base of the mountain (Kin Pun camp) leaves the car and takes public track (public transportation) for one hour and arrive to the top of the mountain. Short walk (about 5 minutes) from public bus station to Golden Rock pagoda, which is one of the three important places in Myanmar. Before visit pagoda, check in at the hotel to leave small bag. Excursion to Golden Rock (Kyaik Hti Yoe pagoda) and compound, walk to local food market. Then back to hotel. Overnight at Golden Rock Mountain
Day 4: Kyaik Hti Yoe – Hpa an
Morning breakfast at the hotel down to base camp and drive to Hap –an. On the way visit the village in which people make bamboo chair and bamboo mat. Stop at Central Pagoda Shwesayan at Thahton which has been capital of Mon Dynasty, around pagoda can make some photo shoot how local travel and local sellers carry (snacks, sweet, fruit) on head and approach to public bus to find their customer. Proceed to drive. Stop to visit at Bayin Nyi cave, in which there is nice monastery and pagoda reflected in the lake, there is also hot spring, local pilgrimage use to take bath as they belief taking bath in the lake good for health. Stop at Kyauk kalet pagoda which is situated in the middle of lake which has unusual shape with very nice back round of Zwekabin mountain. Then proceed to Hpa-an. Overnight at Hpa-an.
Day 5: Visit around Hpa –an
Morning breakfast at hotel. Visit around Hpa-an. Visit Kaw Kon cave which is lime stone cave, collection for thousands of Buddha images (bass relieve) statues and beautiful natural cave. Visit to Lumbini park which is situated at the base of Zwe Kabin mountain. Proceed to Saddan cave, on the way stop at Karen village. Visit Saddan cave which is beautiful natural cave. Pass long cave and upon arrival to exit (other side) nice lake nice panorama and boat rowers are waiting to pass in the cave with their fishing canoe. Enjoy beauty of nature and back to parking. Proceed to drive to visit U Hna Auk monastery which is famous for amazing wood curving of 19th century. Back to Hpa-an and stop at Shweyin myaw pagoda which is situated on the bank of Thanlwin River. And visit to the lake where can make nice picture. Overnight at Hpa-an.
Day 6: Hpa-an - Yangon
Morning breakfast at hotel. Drive to Yangon. On the way back stop at Bago and visit snake pagoda, reconstruction of Kanbawzathadi Royal Palace and original site of Bago Kingdom as Bago (Hanthawady) had been capital of Myanmar Second Empire (16th century). Stop at Hantha gone in which there is central Nat shrine (Bago metaw: who has human lady body and buffalo head) Myanmar Business man use to offer music and traditional dance when they make promise to success their business. Stop at the base of highest pagoda in Myanmar (Shwe maw daw pagoda) to make some picture. Short visit to Reclining Buddha which is land mark of Bago for religion point of view that show flourish of Buddhism from animisim. Visit to Kyaik Pon 4 sitting Buddha images donated by 4 sisters (Nobel ladies). On the way stop at Htauk Kyant evening market which is nice local market. Upon arrival to Yangon check in at Hotel.
Day 7 : 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 8 : 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 9: 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 10: 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, stop at Bu Le thi pagoda which is nice place for panorama over Bagan. 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 11: Bagan drive to Monyaw visit
Morning breakfast at the hotel and dive to Monyaw (about 4 hours)
While you are driving enjoy beautiful landscape, visit Myanmar Traditional cake maker house near Yezagyo village in which one can see how to make Myanmar cake with rice powder and nice stop at local family house for snack tasting. Then proceed to drive and visit handicraft village in which villagers make incense, bamboo balance and one can admire Myanmar traditional family daily life and visit some old pagodas (19th century) which are beside of the village in the bushes. Stop to visit Thanbodhay temple which is look like birthday cake decorated colorful flowers surrounded by many towers and small stupas and Buddha immages, forest of Bayan trees under one Bayan tree there is Buddha image, huge standing Buddha and reclining Buddha. Check in at the hotel. Overnight at Monywa.
Day 12: Monywa-Mandalay
Morning visit to vegetable market. Then drive to Po Win caves (one hour) which known as un touched archeological site in Myanmar. Stop at local teashop can try Myanmar traditional Nan. Then drive to Mandalay. On the way stop at noodle work shop to see how to make bean noodle that we use to make famous soup and vermicelli. Stop at the village in which all villagers produce local snack. Overnight at Mandalay.
Day 13: Mandalay –Amarapura -Sagaing- Innwa
Morning breakfast at hotel. 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. Visit the village in which all villagers make different items made of clay that we still use in our daily life. Proceed to Innwa. an artificial island, one of the ancient capitals of Myanmar and visit Bagaya monastery, Menu Ok kyaung and ruin of Innwa by horse cart . Then drive to Sagaing. Visit to top of Sagaing Hill for beautiful panorama over Ayeyarwaddy river and holy hill, stop at monastic education center to see how Myanmar children survive to study. Drive back to Amarapura and visit U Bein bridge (during sunset time) which is the longest wooden bridge in the world. Then drive to Mandalay. Overnight at Mandalay.
Day 14: Visit Mandalay and Mingun
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 15: Mandalay and departure
Morning free and transfer to Mandalay international airport and fly to ………….