Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo - Bago – Yangon - Bagan - Popa - Mandalay - Amarpura - Sagaing - Mandalay - Mingun - Pyin Oo Lwin - Inle - Indein - Yangon
Day 1 Yangon / Arrival
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Welcomed by our well experience tour guide. Yangon sightseeing starts with Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, the most well-known Buddhist temple in Yangon where a huge reclining Buddha image is housed. Then proceed to Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments and enjoy your visit to this gorgeous pagoda, which is believed to be 2,500 years old. The central stupa, glittering in the soft evening light, is surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues and is considered to be the symbol of Yangon. After visiting, drive back to hotel and stay overnight.
Day 2 Yangon-Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)
After an early breakfast, drive to Kin Pun “base camp” approximately 194km and takes about 5 hours. On the way, stop at Htaukkyant cemetery which has 27,000 tombstones of Allied soldiers who lost their lives in Myanmar during the World War II. Upon reaching Kinpun Base Camp after 2-hour drive, you will be transferred into open trucks for a spectacular ride up the Hermit Hill Base Camp. Continue to Kyaikhtiyo, the Golden Rock, a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaves and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff that make the trip truly worth-while and unbelievable. Pilgrimage is at its peak during the Full Moon day of Tabaung in March, when 90,000 candles are lit at the site and the golden boulder shines in the night sky. Enjoy the stunning sunset and beautiful panoramic view from top of the hill. Stay overnight @ Hotel in Kyaikhtiyo
Day 3 Kyaikhtiyo-Bago-Yangon
After breakfast, back to Yangon, via Bago approximately 110 km and takes about 8 hours. Bago sightseeing includes “Kanbawzathardi Palace” the famous palace of King Bayinnaung (1551-1581 A.D.) is being extensively excavated and some buildings are being rebuilt. “Shwemawdaw Pagoda” was originally built by the Mon to a height to 23 meters in the 8th century and was rebuilt higher several times until it finally reached its present 114-meter stature in 1954, the highest pagoda in Myanmar. “Shwethalyaung Pagoda” Built in 994 A.D by King Mingadippa, It is 55 meters l ong and 16 meters high, another biggest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar built during 9th century. “Kyaik Pun Pagoda” It was built by King Dhamma Zedi in 1476 A.D, four gigantic Buddha images all in sitting posture facing the four cardinal points of the compass. After sightseeing, proceed to Yangon. Arrive Yangon and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at Yangon.
Day 4 Yangon-Bagan
After breakfast, transfer to airport for domestic flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in. Today, you will explore and enjoy Bagan, the first (and very beautiful) capital of the Burmese and founded in the 11th century. This is one of the richest archaeological sites in South-east Asia, situated on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. We'll wander local markets, historical pagodas, handicraft workshops and ancient temples. Sightseeing starts with the busy Nyaung Oo local market and continue your visit to a diverse selection of the most important Pagodas and temples, such as Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century, Gubyaukkyi, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes, and Ananda Temple with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior. Then visit Htilominlo Pagoda, noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. You will continue wandering the lacquer workshop to explore about the fascinating technique of this art. Visit the famous Thatbyinnyu Pagoda constructed by King Alaungsithu and Shwegugyi Temple also known as "Nandaw Oo Paya" built by King Alaungsithu in 1140 A.D. Enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the plains from the upper terrace of one of the temples. Stay overnight at Hotel in Bagan.
Day 5 Bagan-Mt.Popa-Bagan
After breakfast, drive to Mt. Popa which is about 50km away from Bagan. Mt. Popa is an extinct volcano that is estimated to have erupted for the final time, over three hundred and twenty thousand years ago. There are many religious and mystical interests which are still prevalent. Popa is popularly recognized as an abode of 37 Nats or Spirits. Upon arrival, you will visit the shrine of 37 Nats. From here, you may climb up the 777 steps to reach the hill top to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view. On the way back to Bagan, visit the outskirt of the town where there is a village in the middle of a toddy palm farm. Watch and explore the daily life of the local people how they harvest the juice of the palm tree. Then proceed to the biggest Damayangyi Te mple, one of the four most important monuments in Bagan and enjoy the stunning sunset from the upper terrace of one of the temples. Stay overnight at Hotel in Bagan.
Day 6 Bagan-Mandalay-Amarapura-Sagaing-Mandalay
After breakfast drive to airport to take the flight to Mandalay (appr:20 minutes). Upon arrival, drive to Maha Gandayon Monastery in Amarapura to see hundreds of monks line up for daily meals at 10:15am and visit famous U Bein bridge which is 1.2 kilometers long and is the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Then drive to Sagaing, located on the bank of Ayeyarwady river, 20 km to the southwest of Mandalay. Continue to Sagaing Hill, where there are a lot of small pagodas and with many meditation centers and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda. It is also known as a peaceful place for Buddhist studies. You can enjoy the magnificent views over Sagaing Hill and Ayeyarwaddy river. Drive back to Mandalay and stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 7 Mandalay-Mingun-Mandalay
In the morning drive to jade market to see the daily activity of the jade trader. Then drive to jetty to take the boat trip to Mingun which is located on the western bank of the Ayeyarwaddy river, approximately 7 miles north of Mandalay. Upon arrival, you will visit Mingun Pagoda, one of the famous unfinished buildings, Mingun bell, the biggest ringing bell in the world, Myatheintan pagoda. Then back to Mandalay. In the afternoon visit Mahamuni Buddha image, the most famous Buddha of Mandalay. Then proceed to Shwenandaw monastery which means ‘Golden Palace Monastery” and was built in 19th century and well known for its teak carving of Buddhist myths, Kuthodaw pagoda, known as the world's biggest book, consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures, Atumashi monastery, Mandalay Hill. Stay overnight at hotel in Mandalay. Stay overnight at hotel in Mandalay.
Day 8 Mandalay-Pyin Oo Lwin-Mandalay
Drive to Pyin Oo Lwin, a popular hill station about 69km away from Mandalay. It is well known for its colonial style houses with large compound, pine trees, eucalyptus and silver-oak abound in town. Delightfully cool and pleasant the whole year round. Visit Botanical Garden, founded in 1915 and maintained 435-acre botanical garden features more than 480 species of flowers, butterfly museum and hundreds of wild orchids from different parts of the country were collected and displayed in the Orchid Green House. The garden thus became one of the world class botanical gardens. Then proceed to Purcell Tower which stands in the heart of the town. The clock at the tower was one of the few made in 1934 by Gillete and Johnson Co. of England in commemoration of the Silver Jubilee of the reign of King George V of Britain. We will also visit to British colonial houses and Christian churches in Pyin Oo Lwin which are worthwhile to view. Return to Mandalay and stay overnight at the hotel in Mandalay
Day 9 Mandalay-Heho-Inle Lake
After breakfast drive to Mandalay airport to take the flight to Heho (appr:20 minutes). On arrival drive to Nyaung Shwe (appro:1hour) and check-in at hotel. Then embark on a boat and experience the diverse and vibrant local life of Inle Lake, where inhabitants maintain centuries old traditions. Drift by the floating villages, temples and gardens, as you ride along this immense lake. See the traditional blacksmiths, learn how to roll a cheroot cigar, one of the local delicacies of Burma. Rolled with a cheroot leaf and tobacco, these cigars also contain a variety of local herbs and spices and are an aromatic experience. Even non-smokers will be affixed watching women systematically roll hundreds with ease. Further visits are made to the great Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda with its five holy Buddha images, the weaving village of Inpawkhon and other interesting sights. The beauty of sunset over the Inle Lake enchants all visitors. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 Inle Lake-Indein – Inle lake
After breakfast, take a boat to Indein which is one of the small villages of Inle Lake located on the western bank of the lake. On the way, you will enjoy the picturesque Inle Lake sitting in a valley between two mountain ranges and feel like a different world to the rest of Myanmar. Upon disembarking, you will discover a hillside complex containing over 1,600 Buddhist stupas, some of them were made with mud and stone, some intricately carved, some gilded with precious metals, dated from the 14th to the 18th centuries. The beauty of sunset over the Inle Lake enchants all visitors. Stay overnight at Hotel
Day 11 Inle Lake-Heho-Yangon
In the morning transfer to Heho airport to take the flight back to Yangon. Drive to hotel for check-in. In the evening visit famous Bogyoke market, downtown area and Kandawgyi park. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 12 Yangon/departure
Enjoy breakfast at Hotel and free at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your departure flight. We hope you enjoyed your vacation with Myanmar Vision and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip.
- 11-night accommodation based on twin sharing room with daily breakfast
- Private transfer and transportation during tour as per itinerary
- Domestic flight tickets
- English speaking throughout/ station guide service
- All entrance & zone fees
- Porter charges at airport
- Entry Visa if needed
- Meals except where specified
- International airfare and tax (if any)
- Travel & Health Insurance
- Optional tours
- Any other expenses which are not specified in the package/ itinerary