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Day 1 :      Arrival to Yangon

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

 

Day 2:    Explore Yangon

Morning breakfast at the hotel visit Yangon.  Yangon is the most important commercial city in Myanmar. Walking tour around Old Yangon pass trough 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 fly to  Kyaing Tong visit to tribe villages

Transfer to airport. Flight to Kyaing Tong. Kyaning Tong which is situated eastern Shan State, famous Golden Tringle Area. Upon arrival to Kyaing Tong airport, drive to visit  En tribe village, Koyin lay monastery, Akhi tribe village. Again short trekking and stop to visit the Khun Shan Le tribe village. Transfer to hotel and check in at the hotel. Overnight at Kyaing Tong.

 

Day 4:     Visit to tribe villages around Kyaing Tong

Morning breakfast at the hotel. Visit to Kyaing Tong Central market and (can buy fruits for your lunch) Drive to the base camp and start to walk on Shan mountain to visit Akhi tribe, Ann Tribe Lahu tribe villages. Cross the valley for beautiful rice fields. On the way back stop at Shan village which is famous for local rice wine that they produce with traditional methods. Back to Kyaing Tong. Overnight at Kyaing tong

 

Day 5:    Visit around Kyaing Tong fly to Heho proceed to Inlay lake

Morning breakfast at hotel. Visit to Kyaing Tong central market can do shopping for tribal product of different mountain tribe around Kyaing Tong. Short drive to to Wan Pauk Palaung Shan tribe villages. Transfer to airport and fly to Heho. Upon arrival to Heho take scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe.  Overnight at Nyaung Shwe.

 

Day 6:    Full day excursion on Inle 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. Enjoy canoe ride in the floating village, leg rower (Intha tribe) will bring you to his or her village.  Traveling by local canoe will give you exciting experience and feel tranquility 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 7:   Nyaung Shwe drive to  Kaku back to Nyaung Shwe

Morning breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Nyaung Shwe and drive to Kaku which is located 65km two and half hours driving from Nyaung Shwe. This area is inhabited by colorful Pao tribe with their distinctive traditional costume. On the way to Kaku, one can enjoy beautiful landscape and way of life of Pao tribe. In kaku there is a big collection of 2000 stupas in a small area of one square kilometer. Drive back to Nyaung  Shwe. On the way stop at Ayethaya winery  and fell beauty of nature over Shan mountain. Possibility for wine tasty. Overnight at Nyaung Shwe .

 

Day 8:   Inlay lake drive to Pindaya  and visit - Heho  fly to 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 9    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 10   Bagan drive to Mandalay  and visit on the way

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:   Visit 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:       Visit Amarapura, Innwa and Sagaing

Morning breakfast at hotel and  short drive to Sagaing. Visit to terracotta village in which all villagers produce different kinds of product made of clay for their daily use. Proceed to visit Buddhist monk’s monastery during their lunch time. Go up to to Sagaing hill  visit Soon Oo Ponnya Shin pagoda and U Min Thone Ze pagoda which are situated on the top of Sagaing hill: beautiful place for panoramic view over Ayeyarwaddy river and holy hill, Aung Myay Oo monastic education center under the guidance of Buddhist monk (from March to June school is closed). Precede to Innwa.  Innwa is an artificial island: one of the ancient capitals of Myanmar, visit Bagaya monastery, Menu Ok kyaung and ruin of Innwa by horse cart. Then drive to Amarapura and enjoy sunset from U Bein bridge. Then drive to Mandalay. Overnight at Mandalay.

 

Day 13 :   Mandalay and departure

Morning transfer to Mandalay international airport and fly to ……..

 

Itineraries

13 Days

Yangon, Bagan, Monywa, Mandalay, Kyaing Tong, Inlay lake, Indein

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