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Tour program name      : Myanmar Minorities and thousands of Pagoda start

From Yangon and finish at Mandalay

Duration                          : 12 nights  /  13 days

Cover area                       :  Yangon, Bagan, Monywa, Mandalay, Kyaing Tong,

Inlay lake, Indein

Avaaibility                       : All year around

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-Kyaing Tong

Morning breakfast at the hotel and transfer airport and fly to Kyaing Tong which is situated eastern Shan State. Famous Golden Triangle Area. Upon arrival to Kyaing Tong transfer to hotel and check-in. Then visit Wan Pauk Palaung tribe village. Overnight at Kyaing Tong

Day 4: Kyaing Tong

Morning breakfast at the hotel. Visit to Kyaing Tong central market. Then drive to the base camp to trek on the mountain.  By walking about 4 hours (go and back) can visit Akah tribe, Ann tribe, Lahu tribe , Palaung tribe and Shan tribe villages. Overnight at Kyaning Tong.

Day 5  : Kyaing Tong- Heho-Nyaung Shwe – Inle Lake

Morning breakfast at the hotel. Visit to Akhi tribe village and transfer to airport and fly to Heho. Upon arrival to Heho drive to Nyaung Shwe. Overnight at Nyaung Shwe /  on Inle Lake.

Day 6 : 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 7:   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 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 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 12: 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 13: Mandalay and departure

Morning free and transfer to airport and fly to ………….

Itineraries

13 Days

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

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