Starting from Yangon, this trip will take you to all the unique places Myanmar has to offer. You will discover a world unlike any other, the land of thousand pagodas in Bagan, from the ancient city of Amarapura, the British Shan hill station of Kalaw, the floating villages of Inle Lake and many more.
Upon arrival at the Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by Asia EZ Tour guide. You will be transfer to your hotel, for a chance to relax and refresh.
Visit first to the magnificent reclining Buddha CHAUK HTAT GYI Pagoda.
From there, our tour through Yangon city with a visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments; the 2,600 years old SHWEDAGONE PAGODA. Once sunset arrives, glittering in the dark skyline, SHWEDAGONE PAGODA is indeed a sight to behold.
Lunch and dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be stay overnight in Yangon.
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Bagan. We begin the tour with visit to the famous SHWEZIGONE Pagoda, considered the most wonderful and shouldn’t miss pagoda in Bagan. Nearby SHWEZIGONE, we will visit WETKYI INN GUPYAUKGYI, a cave temple with exquisite mural paintings and the elegant HTILOMINLO Temple, noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.
Continuing the tour of famous pagodas in Bagan, we arrive at ANANDA Pagoda. Said to be the perfect pagoda, an architectural masterpiece, it hides dark stories.
In the evening, we resume our journey on horse cart, THATBYINNYU, the highest Pagoda in Bagan, DHAMMAYANGYI, the largest Pagoda in Bagan.
Finally, we will finish the evening with an unforgettable sunset over the plains from the one of the SUNSET HILL viewpoints.
Remark: The government strictly prohibited to climb the entire temple in Bagan since February 2018.
Lunch and Dinner will be served at local restaurant and overnight stay in Bagan.
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, we begin the tour of Mandalay.
The scared MAHAMUNI PAGODA, one of the famous and a giant glittering golden Buddha statue in Mandalay.
The SHWE INBIN MONASTERY, GOLDEN PALACE (SHWE NAN TAW MONASTERY) is the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace. This grand teak wood building is known for its exquisite woodcarving and is a superb example of a traditional Myanmar wooden structure.
KUTHODAW PAGODA houses the world’s largest book, make up of 729 marble slabs onto which Buddha’s teachings are carved in ancient Pali scripts.
Mandalay is famous for its skilled craftsmen, who were historically commissioned by the royal families. We will visit a selection of these shops, witnessing the incredible techniques of wood carving, gold leaf making and kalaga tapestry sewing.
We will end our day with heading to U BEIN Bridge. This 200 year old teak bridge was built in 1782 when AMARAPURA was the Royal Capital. From there, you will see the panoramic sunset view on the Taung Tha Man Lake.
Lunch and dinner will be served at local restaurant and you will be stay overnight in Mandalay.
After an early breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the Mandalay airport for domestic flight to Heho. Upon arrival, drive (90 km – 2 hrs) takes you to PINDAYA. Depending on arrival time in Pindaya, we can visit the great SHWE UMIN CAVE, a unique site housing thousands of Buddha statues, placed there by pilgrims over the centuries.
After sightseeing, on the ways back to hotel, en-route stop taking photos at Bayan trees and continue visiting to see the Umbrella and Shan paper workshops in the city.
Then, transfer to the hotel and check in.
Lunch and dinner will be served at local restaurant.
Overnight stay in Pindaya.
After breakfast, meet with your trekking guide and start walking tour (45 mins) to Htut Ni village. From there, proceed (1 ½ hrs) to Sae Kya Inn village for lunch.
After lunch, continue walking tour (1 ½ hrs) to Ya Sa Kyi village. From there, proceed another 2 hrs to Taung Myint Kyi.
Upon arrival, enjoy dinner and overnight stay at Monastery.
DAY 1: Trekking Route
Pindaya – Htut Ni (45 mins)
Htut Ni – Sae Kya Inn (1 ½ hrs)
Sae Kya Inn – Ya Sa Kyi (1 ½ hrs)
Ya Sa Kyi – Taung Myint Kyi (2 hrs)
Myanmar Style Breakfast served by during trekking, continue walking tour (45 mins) to Myin Tween and proceed 1 hr to Min Ting Sin village. From there, proceed 30 mins trekking to Tat Paut village and then walk another 1 hr to Pae Phuk.
Then, enjoy your lunch at Kyaung Soe Kone for 1 hr trekking.
After lunch, proceed 30 mins walking to the Kone Paw and from there, continue (1 hr) to Ye Paut and then move to walk (1 ½ hrs) to Mwe Taw. At last, we will reach to Myin Ka by 45 mins walk. Our car is waiting you and then directly transfers to Nyaung Shwe jetty.
Then, take by boat and transfer to Inle Lake. Moving across the lake, we will pass through villages with stilted houses, floating gardens built up from strips of land and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Be on the lookout for fishermen uses unique leg-rowing technique to propel their boats while casting their nets.
Upon arrival at hotel, check in. The rest of the day is leisure.
Dinner and overnight stay in Inle Lake.
DAY 2: Trekking Route
Taung Myint Kyi – Myin Tween (45 mins)
Myin Tween – Min Ting Sin (1 hr)
Min Ting Sin – Tat Paut (30 mins)
Tat Paut – Pae Phuk (1 hr)
Pae Phuk – Kyaung Soe Kone (1 hr)
Kyaung Soe Kone – Kone Paw (30 mins)
Kone Paw – Ye Paut (1 hr)
Ye Paut – Mwe Taw (1 ½ hrs)
Mwe Taw – Myin Ka (45 mins)
Remark: During (3 Days/ 2 Nights) Pindaya – Myin Ka trekking, passing through the pickled green tea, orange and vegetables plantations along the way. Also, you can see the Danu ethnic villages along the ways.
After breakfast at hotel, you will transfer by boat for explore sightseeing around Inle Lake. Visit fist to the PHAUNG DAW OO Pagoda, which is enshrined by King Alaung Sithu, and it has five glittering small Buddha statues which covered with gold.
Other stops include NGA PHE KYAUNG MONASTERY, one of the traditional Shan Style Monastery with a its famous ancient Buddha images and proceed visiting to the NAM PAN VILLAGE to observe the cheroot and wooden boat making workshops.
Finally, we head to the weaving village of INPAW KHONE VILLAGE. You can see the silk, lotus and cotton weaving shops at there. Transfer back to hotel.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
Dinner and overnight stay in Inle Lake.
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Heho airport for domestic flight to Yangon. En-route stop visiting at the Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery with its attractive oval shape windows in Nyaung Shwe.
Upon arrival in Yangon, we spend the day visiting Yangon. Visit to the SULE PAGODA, which is located at the heart of Yangon down town area. Proceed stroll through to the BOGYOKE AUNG SAN MARKET known as Scott Market (closed on Mondays and Public Holidays). A must visit for tourist; here you can see rows of stalls selling hundreds of gemstone, handicrafts, art, clothes and traditional Myanmar food stores.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Yangon.
In the evening, you will transfer to the YANGON airport for international flight departure.
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