- Trip Itineraries
Mei Sai (Thailand ) border pass to Tachileik (Myanmar)
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: 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. Stop at Wan Pauk Palaung tribe and Shan tribe village. Back to Kyaing Tong. Overnight at Kyaing 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 or 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. Overnight 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. Visit to Mahamuni : 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. 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: Mingun- Mandalay- Bagan
Morning breakfast at the hotel and visit Kuthodaw pagoda which is famous as the world biggest book , visit Shwenandaw Monastery : ex- palace and ex- monastery in which one can see the beauty of 19th century wood carving .Then transfer to the jetty and take the boat to Mingun. It takes one hour. Mingun is small village which is situated on the western bank of Ayeyarwady river. Visit Pathodawgyi pagoda, Mingun bell, and Myatheindan pagoda. Then go back to Mandalay by boat. In the evening drive to Bagan.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
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 10 : 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 11 : 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.