Tour program name: Myanmar –Thailand border pass tour (2) Duration: 12 nights / 13 days Cover area: Tachileik – Kyaing Tong – Inlay…
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Tour program name: Myanmar –Thailand border pass tour (2)
Duration: 12 nights / 13 days
Cover area: Tachileik – Kyaing Tong – Inlay lake – Indein
Mandalay – Monywa – Bagan – Yangon
Availability: All year around
Day 1: Me Sai – Tachileik – Kyaing Tong
Meet with local guide at the border friendship bridge from the part of Tachileik. Short visit to Talaw market which is at the base of the bridge (if you have time). Then drive to Kyaing Tong ( about 3 and half hours). That is important that the l 18:00PM is the last time to pass the check point nearby Kyaing Tong.Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight at Kyaing Tong.
Day 2: Trekking around Kyaing Tong
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 3 : Kyaing Tong – Heho- Inlay lake
Morning breakfast at hotel and visit to Kyaing Tong local market, visit to Akhi tribe and Gon Shan tribe village. In the afternoon take the flight to Heho which is situated on Shan Platnue. Take a scenic drive on the mountain side of Shan State to the lake.Arrive to Nyaung Shwe and overnight at Nyaung Shwe / on the lake.
Day 4: Inlay lake - Indein
Full day visit Inlay lake: visit colorful every five days market, floating villages, silk and lotus weaving, Ngaphechaung monastery, stop at family where you can make picture with Padaung ladies, visit ruins of Shwe Indein .
Stop at local family to see how to make Myanmar sigar. Enjoy 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 two 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. Overnigh at Nyaung Shwe / On Lake
Day 5: Inlay – Heho – Mandalay
Morning visit Inlay lake and in the afternoon transfer to Heho on the way visit to Shwe Yan Pyay monastery and pagoda and fly to Mandalay. Mandalay international airport is situated about 35 km from the city. Drive to the city about one hour and check in at the hotel and overnight at Mandalay.
Day 6: 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 7: 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 8: Mandalay - Monywa by car
Morning breakfast at the hotel and drive to Monywa ( about 3 hours). Stop at Myin Mu there is lovely local market away from tourist site. Stop 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 Upon arrival to Monywa transfer to hotel and check in at the hotel.
Then drive to Po Win caves (one hour) which known as un touched archeological site in Myanmar. Overnight at Monywa.
Day 9: Monywa - Bagan by car
Morning breakfast at the hotel and visit local market and visit Thanboday temple which is like boroburu from Indonisia which has 580000 buddha images, Bodhitataung pagoda which is very particular ; is the special forest of Figu trees under which there are uncountable Buddha images.. Then proceed to visit 90m long reclaiming Buddha and 135m high standing Buddha . 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. 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. 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
Morning drive outside of Bagan and visit to local farm where local family make sugar from palm tree and make cooking oil from peanut and sesame that will give you experience in touch with local farmer. Back to Bagan and stop at the village to observe daily life of Myanmar farmers. In the afternoon enjoy horse cart drive among the ruins of Bagan. Overnight at Bagan
Day 12: Bagan - Yangon
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival to Yangon transfer to hotel. Yangon is the most important commercial city in Myanmar. Stroll in down town of Yangon, old Yangon at Indian quarter , stop at Sule square for photo shoot which is the heart of Yangon, visit shwedagon pagoda that is the most venerable pagoda in Myanmar. Overnight at Yangon.
Day 13: Yangon and Departure
Morning breakfast at hotel and stop at 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. In the afternoon transfer to Yangon 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.