Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Bagan - Popa 18 Days / 17 Nights
Pin Oo Lwin
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Welcome by MTE’s Guide and transfer to hotel. Leisure at hotel. . Spend the morning with an architecture expert who will walk with you through the city’s streets to learn about the historic monuments, their significance and the preservation efforts underway to ensure they are around for many years to come. Start Walking Tour from Minister Office, where General Aung San is being assassinated by Garuda U Saw. Then Move down toward to Post Office which is situated since early 1900s. And see First and foremost Hotel in Myanmar (Strand Hotel) which is stayed by some celebrity and also governor. Then walk down to Pansoedan Street, which is like Colonial building road in Myanmar. End at the front of City hall.
Lunch at Local Restaurant.
After Lunch, head to Scott Market which was built in early 1900, which is selling everything come from various places, Bagan, Mandalay, Shan State and other places. Recommend to bargain if you would like to buy anything. Then Move to Central Railway Station. The station was first built in 1877 by the British but destroyed by the retreating British in 1943 from advancing Japanese forces. The current station designed in traditional Burmese architectural style, making prominent use of indigenous tiered roofs called pyatthat, was completed in 1954, designed by U Tin. Yangon Central Railway Station has been designated a landmark building since 1996.
Catch Circular Train around 14:00. Take a ride like 30 minutes to hledan stop and seeing around Local Market. Walk down to Yangon University, where all of Massive protest born from it. And also see Convocation hall, (which has rumor – whenever outside of convocation hall is renovated, there is big protest which is concerned with students will happen). After that Check how Daw Aung San Su Kyi front gate is look like (not accept any visitor). Then Finally move to ShweDagon Pagoda - the great golden stupa in the bell shape rising 99 meters above its base and gilded with 5.5 tons of pure gold by devout Buddhists over centuries. See how color change when the sun set. Then Go down from East Gate and blend into Local Market.
Dinner at Lcoal Restaurant.
Move Back To Hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Kyaikhtiyo, 160 km northeast of Yangon. On the way, visit Bago, an ancient Mon capital dating back to 15th century. Sightseeing includes Kyakhatwine Monastery - one may observe over 1000 student monks having lunch under the way of Buddha's guidance. Proceed to the Golden Rock, a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. From the Kinpun base camp, taking one hour with opened truck car ride up to the middle camp called Yathe Taung. Then, take a trekking for 45 minutes to reach the summit of the mountain. From the top of Kyaikhtiyo, overlooking the panoramic view of Sittaung river valley, green forest and beautiful mountain ranges etc. If weather permit, sunset from the plinth.
B’fast at hotel. Drive back to Yangon. On the way visit Bago again for its highlights Shwemawdaw Pagoda - height of 114m dominates the town; Wood Carving Workshop; Shwethalyaung Reclining Buddha Image - 55m long reclining Buddha; Mon Weaving village and Kyaik Pun Pagoda - four 30 m high sitting Buddha Images placed back to back on a huge, square pillar. If time permit, visit World War II Allied War Cemetery near Htauk Kyant on the way back to Yangon.
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for the flight to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay and excursion to Amarapura, visit Mahagandayon Monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study,and walking around village who are just rely on loom weaving. Mandalay full day sightseeing; visit to Mahamuni Image, Tapestry making home cottage, Marble carving workshop, Gold-leaf Beating workshop, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda a large Buddha image carved out of a single block of marble, Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace) noted for its exquisite wood carving, Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the world’s Biggest Book for its stones slabs of Buddhist scriptures, Sulamani Pagoda. Mandalay Palace.
Sun Set at the U Bein Bridge.
Lunch and Dinner at Local Restaurant.
B’fast at hotel. Morning drive to Pyin Oo Lwin - known as City of Flowers, a pleasant hill station famous for its garden, waterfall and colonial buildings. From the view point, can enjoy panoramic view of Mandalay. Visit Kandawgyi National Park, Maha Ent Htoo Kantha Buddha Image and Pyin Oo Lwin Market where you can buy colorful woolen products. Evening return back to Mandalay.
After Breakfast at Hotel, Move to Mandalay Domestic Airport to catch flight to Nyaung Oo. Arrival at Bagan, our representative car and guide will welcome to you and start visit to Nyaung Oo Market which is well known for the local goods highlights in Bagan. Shwezigon Pagoda, the proto type of later Myanmar stupas; Kyansittha Umin with caves inside for the purpose of liking meditation by the ancient people, Wetkyiinn , Gubyaukgyi Temple with the earliest style of mural paintings on the walls and ceilings, Su-La-Ma-ni Pahto, Ananda temple which is believed as the most beautiful temple in Bagan., Shwegugyi Temple built on a higher platform, Lunch at local restaurant. After the lunch time, take the sightseeing for the afternoon. Highlights; A lacquer ware workshop in the new Bagan, Ananda brick monastery with the mural painting of 18th Century style, Manuha Temple built by the Mon Capital King; Dhamma-yan-gyi Pahto noted for its remarkable brickwork. Myinkabar village. Sunset at Shwesandaw Pagoda by horse cart. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.
After Breakfast at your hotel, Take a electric Bicycle to seeing around Bagan by yourself. That will be newer taste to riding around ancient pagodas. Photo taking around.
Lunch at Local Restaurant.
Moving around again until exhausted.
Dinner at Local Restaurant.
After Breakfast at hotel and Early morning Sunrise with Balloons, start visit to Minnanthu village, Phwar Saw village, and drive to Popa an extinct volcano with its shrines dedicated to animist spirits known as “Nats ”. For the energetic, time to climb up the 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the volcanic plug. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, Return back to Bagan in the late afternoon. On the way you can visit at Palm tree garden and jaggery sweet industry in village. Visit to Shwe Si Taing village, Janli village. Then you can see wheel repairing, black smith and weaving industry. Then Move to Kalaw, upon arrival at Kalaw, move to Hotel and Check in.
Enjoy the evening of Kalaw.
B’fast at hotel. you are to proceed by road to Pindaya (59 km – 2 hour), a quiet town on the banks of the serene Botoloke Lake. Home to the local Danu people, Pindaya can only be reached by small and windy roads which snake their way through mountain ranges from Mandalay, Inle Lake, or Bagan. Visit the renowned Pindaya caves, a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images estimated to have been formed more than 200 million years ago. The opening of the cave involves a walk past the Shwe U Min Pagodas – giant white stupas which climb out of the ground. Pindaya is also known for its paper umbrella cottage industry. An important product is the handmade red-lacquered and oiled umbrella which are used by monks and nuns. Stop at a small umbrella making family shop and try to find out about the unique traditional paper making process and tools.
After Breakfast at Hotel, Sightseeing at Inle. Sightseeing at 5 day floating market places, (according to day when you arrive to Inle Lake), Weaving Factory, Silver Smith Workshop, Cheroot Factory where you could taste how our traditional Cigar and cigarette are special. Near Lunch time, Went back to Nyaung Shwe and Take a ride to Red Mountain Vine Yard. Lunch at Red Mountain Vine Yard. Testing wine first or having lunch first is at your desire.
Then Moving back to Inle lake and go to Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, (which is famous once upon a time because of jumping cats. Most of them are dead by now and some are overweight, no longer able to jump). And Also Phuang Daw Oo Pagoda(which is really famous and legendary because of its super natural cases while that pagoda was bringing around to be paid homage, 60 years ago), if you have some spirit to see more pagoda you could go and check. Then move to near that pagoda and walking around how Inntha (tribe who is living in Inle Lake).
Heading back to hotel (if time permit, going around Floating island and try to step on that floating island by assistant of Boat driver. He could check where you could step).
Overnight at Hotel
B’fast at hotel. Morning transfer to Nyaung Shwe. Visit local market and walk around the town. Transfer to Heho for the flight to Kyaing Tong - a small trading town which is known as a city of the Eastern Shan State located near Thai Border, famous for it several hill tribes villages like Akha, Palaung, Lahu, Akhi, Lishu, Lwe and Shan living nearby the surrounding. Transfer to hotel. Half day sightseeing tour of Kyaing Tong including visit to Thittapin Taung - the 245 years old Dipterocarp tree planted by King Alaungphaya, the founder of Third Myanmar Empire; Home made lacquerware workshop and Kyaing Tong Spa.
B’fast at hotel. After visit to Central Market, take the car about 45 minutes drive. Then, trek about 20 minutes to "Akha Village" and then proceed to "Enn Village" and enjoy there. Visit to the water fall if you can still trek. On the way back, visit "Yan Law (Shan) Village" and "Wan Pauk (Palaung) Village". Evening arrive back to Kyaing Tong.
B’fast at hotel. Before transfer to airport, visit RCM Church in Nyaungkan - which was famous for its 60 years old (1923 - 1983) anti leprosy service center in Myanmar. In the afternoon transfer to airport for the flight to Yangon. Arrive back to Yangon and transfer to hotel. Evening, take a walk along China Town where you can see many vendors on the roadside & buy the variety of goods.
B’fast at hotel. Leisure till the flight time. Flight to Thandwe. Proceed to the beautiful white sand beach - Ngapali. Transfer to hotel by shuttle bus. Sit on the white sand and splash around in the sea. Enjoy sunset over the sea.
Leisure time at Ngapali Beach. Enjoy time in Beach.
Leisure time at Ngapali Beach. Enjoy time in Beach
B’fast at hotel. Leisure till the flight time. Transfer to airport for the flight back to Yangon. Transfer to hotel.
Depending on your flight schedule, it’s time to bid farewell from this amazing country. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to do as you please until your departure flight. In good time your private car will transfer to Yangon International Airport.