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Day 1: Yangon-Arrival (Based on morning arrival flight) Arrive at Yangon International Airport you will be welcomed by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel and check in. Today sightseeing includes Sule Pagoda, situated at . .
Country: Myanmar
City: Taunggyi
Duration: 12 Day(s) - 11 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

Day 1: Yangon-Arrival

(Based on morning arrival flight)

Arrive at Yangon International Airport you will be welcomed by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel and check in. Today sightseeing includes Sule Pagoda, situated at the city center and built-in early 3rd century; a walking tour around historical "Colonial Buildings" including the City Hall, one of the grandest impressive colonial-style buildings,s and also the Supreme Court, Immanuel Baptist Church, High Court Building and Railway Administrative Buildings are also magnificent remembrances of the bygone era and then proceed to Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, known for the reclining Buddha that measures 70metres in Length. End of the day you can visit the world-famous Shwedagon Pagoda for breath taking sunset. Stay overnight in Yangon

Day 2: Yangon - Bagan

Very early in the morning, transfer to the airport. Depart Yangon for Bagan, the ancient city with over 4400 temples. Upon arrival, we will drive to the colorful and bustling NyaungOo local market that gives you a glimpse of the local life as well as the numerous tourist-oriented wares on offer, ranging from t-shirts and woodcarvings to lacquer ware and paintings.

The tour extended to the Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the four most significant buildings in Bagan. Continue to visit the Htilominlo pagoda, famed for its original fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations which are remarkably well preserved before the visit to the Ananda Pagoda, one of the finest, largest, and best persevered in Old Bagan. During your visit to Bagan, you will also have a chance to see a lacquerware workshop whose birthplace is in Bagan. Finally, visit the Dhammayangyi Pagoda, Bagan’s largest temple. Enjoy the sunset from one of the convenience temples and return to the hotel. Stay overnight in Bagan.

Day 3: Bagan– Mt. Popa - Bagan excursion

Rising 1,518 meters from the plains of the surroundings of Bagan, Mt. Popa is considered the sacred home of the spirits and is about a 1.5-hour drive from Bagan. Visit a palm village along the way, you can learn how to do palm sugar is produced. Continue to Mt. Popa and visit TaungKalat, the temple which sits atop like a plug in the volcano and holds significance in Myanmar’s history and religion. The monastery is home to the 37 nats (spirits) of Myanmar, which are displayed at the base of the temple. Mt. Popa is also known as the Oasis of Central Myanmar. Stay overnight in Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Mandalay Sightseeing

After breakfast, transfer to the NyaungOo Airport. Depart Bagan for Mandalay. Mandalay was briefly the Burmese capital in the second half of the 19th century. It is home to about one million people and remains the economic, cultural, and religious heart of upper Myanmar. Upon arrival, drive straightly to Amarapura, the 18th-century capital where the country’s largest monastery is located, it is MahaGhandayon Monastery.

The ancient city of Amarapura is famous for its silk-weaving industry. Sightseeing also includes the magnificent teak bridge of U Bein, which is over 200 years old and 1.2 km long. It is the longest teak bridge in the world.

After lunch visit to Royal Capital Inwa (AVA) by horse cart. Visit Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remains of the ancient palace building, also known as “the leaning tower of Ava,” MahaAungmyeBonzan Monastery, built of brick and stucco: Bargayar Monastery, famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. Stay overnight in Mandalay.

Day 5: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Sightseeing

After breakfast, an excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River will take you to Mingun, about 11km (1 hour) upriver from Mandalay. Visit the unfinished MingunPaya, which was meant to become the largest stupa in Myanmar, constructed by King BodawPaya one of the world’s largest bells; the 90-ton Mingun Bell and HsinbyumePaya.

Return back to Mandalay. Afternoon sightseeing in Mandalay includes the Golden Palace Monastery, located close to Mandalay Hill, being famous for its teak carvings of Buddhist myths. Also at the foot of Mandalay Hill lies Kuthodaw Pagoda, which was built in 1857 and is home to the world’s largest book.

Visit the Maha Muni pagoda later in the day, which is regarded to as the holiest site in Mandalay and is not to be missed. You can also explore a stone curving workshop nearby. If time permits, drive to Mandalay Hill where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of Mandalay over the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. Stay overnight in Mandalay.

Day-6: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Kalaw

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Heho. Heho Airport to Pindaya is about a 90-minute drive. After checking in at the hotel, visit the Pindaya Caves which house thousands of Buddha Images of various sizes placed there by pilgrims over the centuries and you can explore the district for famous traditional paper and its umbrella-making home base cottage industry.

Then, drive to Kalaw which is situated 70 km west of Taunggyi; the capital of Shan state, and about 50km from Pindaya caves. Kalaw r sits high on the western edge of the Shan Plateau and was a popular hill station in British times. It is still a peaceful and quiet place with an atmosphere remnant of the colonial era. Sightseeing in Kalaw includes Nee Paya, a gold lacquered bamboo Buddha. You can enjoy the daily life of local tribes and also you can taste the traditional foods of local people. Stay overnight in Kalaw.

Day-7: Kalaw – Taunggyi – Kakku – Taunggyi

Breakfast at your hotel then proceed to Taunggyi which is also a popular summer resort with its scenic charm and pleasantly cool climate. Upon arrival, visit the to TaunggyiMoyma market and other interesting places in the town. Then will visit fulfilling and colorful Kakku pagodas. Leisurely and drive back to NyaungShwe, then transfer back to your hotel. Stay overnight in Taunggyi.

Day-8: Taunggyi – NyaungShwe – Inle

Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel then proceed to NyaungShwe and transfer to your hotel in Inle. The rest of the day is your leisure day. Stay overnight in Inle.

Day-9: Inle Sightseeing

After breakfast, sightseeing around Inle Lake with the long-tail boat. to discover the Inle Lake including floating gardens, Nanpanwhere you can see the traditional boat-making, cheroot-making factory, and lotus and silk weaving industry at Inn paw khone Village. Next visit to NgaphaeKyaung and the famous Phaungdaw-U Pagoda, famed for its richly gilded five small Buddha images. Stay overnight in Inle.

Day-10: Inle – Indein sightseeing

Breakfast at the hotel; visit a five-day market if it happens near your resort. After that, continue to Indeinn by long-tailed boat, it is located in the southwest of the lake. The boat leaves the lake and enters a narrow channel to visit the ShweIndeinn pagoda complex, following a stair path lined up with a beautiful natural environment to proceed to a small Pa-O tribe village with magnificent columns. Stay overnight in Inle.

Day-11: Inle – NyaungShwe – Heho – Yangon

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer back to NyaungShwe, and then proceed to Heho airport. Depart from Heho to Yangon. Our guide will meet you and help you to check in at your hotel. Rest for a while then drive to BogyokeAung San ( Scott ) Market, a place shout does not miss for souvenir shopping (usually closed on Monday and gazette holidays). Enjoy your sunset at Kandawgyi Lake with a breathtaking view of the back-grounding Shwedagon Pagoda. Stay overnight in Yangon.

Day-12: Yangon Departure

(Based on the morning departure flight)

Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel. And then our guide will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to Yangon International Airport to take your International Departure Flight.


Note: Above itinerary may be subject to change according to the weather conditions.

Our tour prices include the following service:

Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast ( double / twin sharing room )

Meals as mentioned in the program ( B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner )

English language local guide (one city one guide)

Domestic Air tickets ( Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Heho– Yangon) including insurance surcharge & current fuel surcharge

Transfer and sightseeing by private air-con vehicle with drivers, as mentioned in the program

Entrance fees and zone fees for the visits mentioned

Boat fee for Mingun&Inle

Horse cart fee for Ava(Inwa)

Our Tour Prices Do Not Include the Following Service:

International ticket to/from Yangon

Visa arrangements for Myanmar

Meals other than mentioned ( B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner )

Visits not mentioned in the program

Early check-in and late check-out on your own account

Drinks and personal expenses

Tips and porters at the hotels

Porter fees at airports

Any other items not mentioned

Surcharge for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

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