YANGON - BAGAN - MT.POPA - MANDALAY- SAGAING - MINGUN - PYIN OO LWIN 10 Days/09 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.
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport and 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.
After Breakfast in Hotel, you’ll kick off with a visit to Mahamuni Pagoda. This pagoda houses one of the country’s most honored Buddha images, completely covered in gold leaves that are every day applied to the statue by male devotees. Mandalay is famous for its expert craftsmen and as you explore these traditional workshops you’ll discover why this is the case. See the manufacture of wood carvings, kalaga tapestries, and gold-leaf first-hand; and bear in mind the methods used in their creation are the same as those used ages past in the Royal Court. Visit the Shwenandaw Monastery, the Golden Monastery which is the only enduring structure from the Royal Palace of the 19th century. This impressive structure is celebrated for its remarkable woodcarvings. Proceed to the Kuthodaw Pagoda, which contains the world’s biggest book fashioned entirely out of marble.
Lunch at Local Restaurant.
Then proceed to Mingun by private boat along the Ayeyarwaddy River. A village on the west bank of the river. Visit to Mingun Pahtotawgyi, the world renowned ringing Mingun Bell, Myatheintan Pagoda and surrounding village. In the evening return to MandalayDinner at Local Restaurant
After breakfast at hotel, day return trip to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo). East of Mandalay, one and half hour drive are the foothills of the Shan Plateau. Those seeking for escape from the sweltering heat of Mandalay, formely known as Maymyo. Sightseeing place of interest are: National Kandawgyi Park, Chinese temple, Pwe Kauk Water fall and Peik Chin Myaung Cave. In the evening drive back to Mandalay.
After Breakfast at Hotel, Move to Yangon 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 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 back to Bagan and enjoy sunset at Ayeyarwaddy river by boat. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel in Bagan.
After Breakfast at hotel, move to Nyaung Oo Domestic Airport to Catch flight to Heho. Upon arrival at the Heho airport, 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.
In the afternoon you will take a scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe (90 km – 2 ½ hours), gateway village to Inle Lake. Be sure to stop in at the teak monastery of Shweyanpyay to witness the intricate wood carving artwork and craftsmanship of the monks there. Upon reaching the edge of the lake, you will board a wooden motorized boat and head out onto Inle Lake, where your hotel is located.
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).
After breakfast at hotel, Move to Indein Village. Seeing around some pagoda and Some interesting thing.
Move back to Nyaung Shwe and head to Heho, to catch flight to Yangon.
Upon your arrival at Yangon, Move to Hotel and Check in
Lunch and Dinner at Local Restaurant.
After breakfast at hotel, morning shopping at Gems mart and Handicraft shops. Visit to Bogyoke Aung San(Scott) Market where you can buy many souvenirs .(According to Departure time). 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.