Travel Myanmar 15 Days: Yangon→ Golden Rock→ Bago→ Ynagon→ Mandalay→ Bagan→ Mt. Popa→ Kalaw→ Trekking→ Inle Lake→ Yangon.
Meet you at Yangon airport and transfer to hotel. Arrived by morning or evening ,tour Yangon if time permits. We will give welcome postcard &map of Myanmar. We would like to reserve enough time for you to take a good rest that you may need after a long flight. Overnight at Yangon.
Yangong - Golden Rock by car. (guided tour with private car) Located about 160 km from Yangon. After lunch at the base camp ( Kin Pun Village ). take a special truck to the middle camp and walk on tour to the Golden Rock. It stands on a gilded boulder precariously perched on the edge of the hill over 3615 feet above sea level. We will meet many local people, monks who are going around the mountain to receive offering foods and some hermits who made meditation in the deep jungle. There are many legends about the pagoda and Nat (Spirit Gods) shrines along the way from the base camp to the pagoda. There is also a popular belief that a person gains in wealth every time he climbs the hill. It is a test of one's endurance and is very exhilarating once a person has reached the summit. The season of pilgrimage is from October to May. coach has to stop at Base camp. Open truck which is normally used for hilly track up to "Yathae Hill",it take about 45 minutes, walk about 2 Km to the top of the pagoda. It can also reach by trekking from the base camp. Porters and palanquins are available to carry luggage and pilgrims who are too old or weak. Return back to the Base Camp after the sunset O/N at Kin pun village at hotel.
Bago - Mandalay by night train. Bago ancient capital of the Mon King’s of the 14th to 16th centure. Bago sight seeing: Kyoik Pun Pagoda (4 Buddha images) . Shwe Thea Lyung Reclining Buddha (55 meters ), Shwe Maw daw Pagoda, Ordination Hall, Kam Bow za Thadi Palace ( Reconstruction in Bago. Journey by night train. Overnight at Train.
Innwa, Sagaing Hill, Amarapura Our representative will meet you at Mandalay trainstation and transfer to the hotel. Drive to Innwa, Sagaing Hill , Amarapura and proceed to Mandalay. An ancient capita of Myanmar, where we can observe the life of over 1500 monks at Mahagandayon Monastery in Myanmar. Proceed to Sagaing where we can observe the fascinating landscapes of the Ayeyarwaddy river from serene Sagaing Hill, The place of over 700 Monasteries. Kaungmudaw Pagoda is the magnificent dome remarkable seen from away silk weaving factory and silver ware factory etc . Ava , ride horse carts and Maenu Okkyaung Monastery is build by the chief Queen 1818, Nan Myint Tower is 27 meter masonry high, Bargayar Monastery well know for its wood carving with 267 teak pillars. Amarapura, Visit the former royal capital of Amrapura highlight by U Bein’s bridge, the world longest teak-wood bridge. The foot bridge is still busy by local for crossing Taungthaman lake, enjoy the sunset by crossing over U Bein bridge. Over night at Mandalay.
Cross a short boat ride to Mingun 1 hour along the Ayeyarwaddy river. During the river cruise, we may enjoy the fascinating landscapes of the river as well as the daily life of the people living along the Ayeyarwaddy to observe the way of living along majestic Ayeyarwaddy river. The world third largest 90 ton Mingun Bell. Now Mingun Bell is biggest one in the world. Huge and unfinished Mingun Pagoda. Home for ages and The finest architecture Mya Thein Dan Pagoda Return to Mandalay, visit Mandalay market, stroll around the foot of Mandalay Hill, Shwe Nan Daw golden teak monastery and the largest book of Buddha’s teaching 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scripture, Kuthodaw Pagoda made of marble. The finest of wood carving, traditional handicraft work shops such as gold leaves beating. Finally enjoy the sunset on top of Mandalay Hill where we can admire the beauty. Over night at Mandalay.
A day cruise along the majestic Ayeyarwaddy river, transfer to the jetty for the river cruise to Bagan. (The arrival time will vary according to the water level.about 9:30 Hrs). Leisure and enjoy the marvelous landscapes during the cruise. The boat may stop in some villages to the local passengers up and down to Bagan. Overnight at Bagan.
Bagan is the richest Archaeological site in Asian. From 11 to 13 century ,a great empire in Asia. Bagan is more than 2000 temples remain today. A day sightseeing to Nyaung U, the old village area and old Bagan area including. Colorful of Nyaung U market, monastery made of teak wood. Htilo Minlo Temple, the best pilaster carving. Anadandar temple, the master piece of Bagan. Shwe Zigon Pagoda, Bagan Palace Site, riverside, Mingalar Zedi. Sulamani Temple, Dammanyangyi Temple is the biggest temple of Bagan. Visit to some of family businesses including black smiths, brick maker,dry snack factories and bamboo roof producers. Also lacquer ware work shop the unique of Bagan. Enjoy the sunset at Shwe San Daw Pagoda at heart of old Bagan. Overnight at Bagan.
Drive to Mt Popa, extinct volcano with its shrine dedicated to ‘ home of the Spirits’ and observe the life of rural area on the way such as producing the palm sweets. We may stop several places for making photos and knowing the country side. Climb up 777 steps to reach of top of Mt Popa cliff temple and enjoy the landscapes. Today farmers life like collecting today wine, making molasses and making handmade oil. Tour in Bagan to include the area of new Bagan. Azagawna Pagoda, Phaya Thone Zu Temple to watch the best wall paintings, Min Nan Thu village, lacquare work shop. Lawkananda Pagoda at river site, Manuha Temple of Mon Architecture gigantic Buddha images, a captive king’s impression of life in prison. Nanpaya ,an early style temple with the finest stone cravings. Mya zedi Pagoda, Bu Phaya at river side and boat ride to watch the sunset at island of Ayeyarwaddy river .Overnight at Bagan.
Bagan-Kalaw by car. The total drive would take approximately 9 hours. On the way you may observe the natural landscapes and the ways of life of rural areas.The way will be the beauty sceneries on mountains and other half is flat and better road. Kalaw is cool hill station and there has many of the Tudor –style house and English garden of colonial days remains. Kalaw market, tealeave plantations and soft trekking to surrounding up hill villages.The scenic beauty of Shan. Overnihgt at Kalaw.
Kalaw-Pindaya by car. After breakfast, trekking to Kalaw surrounding area and visit the hill villages in their colorful costumes. Drive to the small quiet town Pindaya enjoying the great scenic beauty of the country side along the road to Pindaya. Pindaya Lake and Pindaya cave, 8094 Buddha Images, well-known for its countless Buddha images. Enjoy also the great scenic beauty of the countryside along the road to Pindaya through picturesque landscapes. Visit bamboo- umbrella domestic workshop as well. Pindaya Cove excursion. Overnight at Pindaya.
Trekking to Village (Poloung Hill Tribe) walk agreeably under the shade of bamboo to reach the village. Lunch will be served at village head house. We will take another altitude, cross over a mountain pass before reaching the village you will fine ox carts and village people that are colorful to take photos.
We come out of the forest and cross by the field of cultivation. The scenery has changed to new theme: in dry season, the earth color has changed, the trees isolated and the form of valleys. It is situated on top of the valley that gives us the best view of our hiking. We will walk along the waves of mountain under the clear blue sky.which is a market center for ethnic minorities from surrounding regions. Reach to the place where cultivation is done. The walk become easy and could see more villages Overnight at Yozagyi.
Trekking Yozagyi to Pindaya. Pindaya-Nyung Shwe(InIe by car Pindaya Caves) well-known for its Buddha statues carved out of limestone. Then a short stop at over 250 years old Banyan trees. Mulberry paper-making factory, Bamboo hat making factory. Then drive to Nyaung Shwe, overnight at Nyaung Shwe (Inle).
Excursion around Inle Lake by private boat. Visiting to the following places like unique leg rowers and scenic beauty floating gardens, floating village, Inle and Inn Dein Pagodas in ruins covered by trees and bushes, fishing canoes using special methods for fishing and collecting seaweed, stilt cottages, monasteries, lake-bed mud etc. to make floating gardens.
Visit Well know Nga Pa Chaung ( Jumping Cat) Monastery and Silver smith factory. Cheroot making factory, boat making carpentry work shop,lotus petal robe and silk weaving looms at Inn Paw Khone Village. Visit the most famous Paungdaw Oo Pagoda.Glass Pagodas. Sightseeing by longtail boat on this magical and unique shallow lake. High lights include the boatmen with their one leg rowing style.
Back to Nyaung Shwe, you will pass through some villages art & craft works to enjoy life on the lake. Overnight at Inle Lake.
Transfer to air port after breakfast. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. A short visit to SHWEDAGON PAGODA is 2,500 years old magnificent pagoda, sheathed in 11 tons of pure gold and 4350 diamonds weigh 1800 carats, one of the fairest place and most spectacular religious monuments in the world, surrounded by an array of temple, shrines and pavilions. Take your time to be at this truly spectacular and remarkable highlight.
Bogyoke market the famous bazaar for shopping and walk along the night market and china town fruit market at the heart of Yangon. Overnight at Yangon.
If evening flight a short visit. City tours includes the area of Buddha’s hair relic BOTATAUNG PAGODA near Yangon river side. The 100 years old The Stand Hotel, SULE PAGODA at the heart of Yangon. In the afternoon visit to KANDAWGYI GARDEN to walk around the famous lake and lovely view to the KARAWEIK ROYAL BARGE.The RECLINING BUDDHA statue.
Transfer to Yangon airport.
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