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Day 1 :      Arrival to Yangon

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

Day 2:    Yangon City tour

Breakfast at the hotel visit Yangon.  Yangon is the most important commercial city in Myanmar.  Visit the Banana market that Myanmar use green banana and coconut for offering. Stroll around Old Yangon city around Sule square which is heart of Yangon city opposite of Mahabandula park. Walk 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 (closed on Monday). 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 – 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   Golden Rock (Kyaik Hti Yoe) – Yangon

 Morning breakfast at the hotel and go down to the base of the mountain as the same way and take your car and drive back to Bago. On the way visit Rubber plantation to observe how local people produce Rubber sub from Rubber tree. Upon arrival to Bago go up to Hin Tha Gone hill, stop at Kanbawzathadi palace, 56m long reclining Buddha, Kyaik Pun pagoda with 4 sitting Buddha images, Kyat Kha Wine monastery. Then drive back to Yangon and overnight at Yangon.

 Day 5  Yangon - Heho – Inlay

Morning transfer to airport and fly to Heho. Upon arrival to Heho airport take a scenic drive to the lake . On the way visit Shwe Yan Pyay monastery and temple. Upon arrival to Nyaung Shwe take a private motor boat and explore Inlay Lake. Enjoy romantic canon trip going around the floating farms, floating villages of Intha tribe, observe the way of life of leg-rower fishermen in the lake . Overnight on the lake.

Day 6   Visit on 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. 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   Inlay lake - Pindaya -  Heho - 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 8   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 9   Bagan -  Mt. Popa – Bagan

Morning breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mt.Popa: and extinct volcano. Enjoy beautiful landscape of rural area and stop local farmer in which they make palm sugar and cooking oil from nuts. Stop at farmer village and stroll around the village. Upon arrival to Mt.Popa, excursion to Mt.Popa taungkalet which is famous for home of the Nats. 777 steps will bring you to the top of Popa Taung Kalet. Some monasteries, cave temples and meditation caves long the stair and top of Taung Kalet, admire beautiful panorama. Then drive back to Bagan. In the afternoon enjoy sunset cruise along Ayeyarwaddy river. Overnight at Bagan

Day 10      Bagan drive to Monyaw and visit

Morning breakfast at the hotel and dive to Monyaw (about 4 hours)

While you are driving enjoy beautiful landscape, stop at family on road side where they make Traditional rice cake 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. 8 km before arrival to Monywa stop at Thanbodhay temple: temple of 582,000 Buddha, 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 11 Monywa- Po Win -Mandalay

Morning short drive to Po Win caves (one hour) which are house of 400,000 Buddha images, known as un touched archeological site in Myanmar. Stop at Monywa central vegetable market which is non-touristic area, stop at local teashop to taste Myanmar traditional tea and famous Nan. Drive to Mandalay. On the way stop at Ma U kyi village which is nice village where produce toasted sunflower seeds and local snack. Stop at the village to see how to make Myanmar traditional toys made of paper. Overnight at Mandalay.

Day 12     Mandalay and Mingun

Early morning visit to rail market which is very special place where farmers sells their product as well as business sellers do great business and villager who come by train for trading. Back to hotel for breakfast. Then 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. In the Afternoon transfer to jetty and take the boat to Mingun 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 13         Amarapura, Innwa and Sagaing

After breakfast at hotel, 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 14      Mandalay and departure

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

Itineraries

14 Days

Yangon - Golden Rock - Inlay - Pindaya - Bagan - Mt-Popa - Monywa - Mingun - Mandalay

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