Day-02: Yangon-Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) (Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Kyaikhtiyo - the largest domestic tourism center located about 168 km from Yangon to visit the mytical pagoda named Golden Rock Pagoda stands on a gold gilded boulder, precariously perched on the edge of a hill over 1100 km above sea level. There are many legends about the pagoda and Nats (Spirits) shrines along the 11 km uphill hike from the base camp climbed by local open trucks (non roof, non aircon). Coaches reach only at Kinpun base camp. Proceed to Yathe Taung base camp, which is located on the half way and about 45 minutes drive from Kinpun base camp, and only 2 km uphill trek to the summit. Lunch at local restaurant. Dinner & overnight at hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.
Day-03: Kyaikhtiyo-Bago-Mandalay (Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner)
Morning after breakfast drive back to Bago, an ancient Capital of Mon Kingdom in 15 century, 80 km from Yangon. Lunch at a restaurant in Bago. After lunch, sightseeing to Bago Shwemawdaw Pagoda- the highest pagoda in Myanmar, Kanbawzathadi Palace the palace site of King Bayinnaung , the founder of Myanmar 2ndEmpire: Bago Market, Shwethalyaung Pagoda - a huge reclining Buddha, Mons’ Weaving Village. Early evening depart Mandalay via Bago by Express Coach. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day-04: Mandalay-Amarapura-Mandalay (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Early Morning leave for Mandalay , the last royal seat of myanmar kings. After fresh-up, sightseeing visit to Amarapura - an ancient capital built by the advice of astrologers Highlights tours are Mahagandaryone Monastery where one may see the daily life of the monks studying Buddha’s scriptures,and U Bein Bridge, 1.2 km long over 200 years old wooden bridge. to Mahamuni Image,a bronze Buddha image cast during the lifetime of Buddha himself:Tapestry Makin, Gold leaf beating workshop, Silk weaving home cottage, Tapestry works, and Marble carving, wood carving and bronze casting workshops. After lunch at a restaurant, proceed to Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carving;Atumashi Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda ,known as the world biggest book. Evening at Mandalay Hill to watch the sunset scene and the panoramic view of the city. Dinner at a restaurant and day end in Mandalay.
Day-05: Mandalay - Mingun - Sagaing (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast, visit to Mingun where the world largest ringing bell exist.Pahtodawgyi unfinish Pagoda, Mingun village and environs scene. Lunch at the local restaurant. And then sightseeing to Sagaing Hill, known as the center of meditation.Visit Kaungmudaw Pagoda,an enormous dome shaped pagoda built in 16th century: Pottery and Silver-smith workshops. On the way back to Mandalay, enjoy the beautiful sunset along the Ayeyarwaddy River. Evening dinner and overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
Day-06: Mandalay - Monywa (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Start your day with breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast at hotel, drive to Monywa, a busy trading cities of the upper Myanmar , about (150 km-4hrs) to the west of Mandalay and a commercial center of Chindwin Valley . Then sightseeing to Monywa Places of interest are: Thanbokde Pagoda 8465 small stupas are rising up to richly decorated central stupa, which is reminding a bit of Borobudur in Java. A domed with over 500,000 Buddhas images; Bodhi-tahtaung (one thousand sacred trees) with a thousand Buddha images sitting at the foot of each tree and enjoy the view from Aung Setkaya Pagoda, standing 130 meter high on the Pa Khaung Hills; Ledi Kyaungtaik, a teaching monastery where Buddhist scriptures are inscribed on 806 stone slabs: and Kyaukka Village, known for its own distinctive kind of lacquer ware. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Monywa.
Day-07: Monywa - Pakokku - Bagan (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Start your day with breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast at hotel, depart to Pakkoku by coach. Visit to Phoe Win Hill and Shwe Ba Hill, the caves named after U Hpo Win famous alchemist who once live there: and feature various beautiful fine murals and Buddha images, some of them dating as far back as the 14th and 16th century. Mostly the one with the smaller entrances. Most of the over 200,000 large and small caves exhibit the Inwa (Ava) style from the 17th and 18th century. Right next to Phoe Win Hill, Shwe Ba Hill, large temple-like caves, with very colorful entrances were cut into the sandstone in the 18th century. Amazing are the log stairways with the straight tall walls leading down to the complex. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, drive to Pakkoku. Visit Pakkhangyi Kyaung Monastery and Pakokku Market. Then take a boat trip to Bagan crossing the mighty Ayeyarwady River . In the evening arrive at Bagan. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan, the city of first Myanmar Empire.
Day-08: Bagan (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast, full day sightseeing to Nyaung Oo Market, Shwezigon Pagoda - built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; Wetkyi-In Gubyaukkyi, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes; Htilominlo Temple - the largest temples of Bagan and Ananda Temple - King Kyansittha's masterpiece and the crowning achievement of the early style temple of architecture. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, continue to Dhamanyangyi Temple was built by King Narathu in 1167 (12th centaury) and not finished but it displayed the finest brickwork in Bagan; Manuha Temple - built by King Manuhar from Thaton, Nanphaya and Myinkabar Gubyaukgyi Temple - known for its wall painting depicting scenes from the Jataka. Dinner with Puppet Show at the local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Bagan, Burma's ancient city and living treasure house of Buddhist architectural beauties.ight in Nyaungshwe or Inle.
(Remarks: Sunrise Watching Tour in Bagan is not included in our itinerary and prices. Additional charges are mentioned if you choose as an optional. Please see detail extra cost.)
Day-09: Bagan-Popa-Kalaw (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Kalaw. On the way, visit to Mount Popa, the abode of nats(spirits), siturated 40 miles southeast of Bagan. Sightseeing Mount Popa and environs. Lunch at a restaurant in Meikhtila. Then, proceed to Kalaw - a small hill station with numbers of old colonial style British built buildings. Evening arrive at Kalaw. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Kalaw.
(Remark: Bagan- Kalaw land route is roughly and bumpy, but some visitors like for adventure and take this route, some don’t use for their convenience. We arrange the optional B program with flight instead of driving to Kalaw. So if you are not in good physical state or strong enough to ride 9 hrs rough journey by car we recommend you to choose Optional B program. Please see detail Optional B program.)
Day-10: Kalaw-Pindaya-Inle (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Pindaya - a small quiet town famous for its millions years old caves deposited with thousands of pagodas during the past centuries. Sightseeing Pindaya Cave, Traditional Shan papers making and Umbrella making villages. Lunch at a restaurant in Pindaya. After lunch drive to Lake Inle - the second biggest lake in Myanmar famous for its unique leg-rowers. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Nyaungshwe or Inle Lake.
Day-11: Inle (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Start your day with breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast boat trip to Inle Lake, the second biggest lake in Myanmar, famous for its unique leg rollers. Tour highlights is visit to Floating Maket, Phaungdawoo Pagoda, Inpawkhone Village, famous for its silk weaving handlooms, Ngaphechaung Monastery, well known for its jumping cats, traditional ways of fishing, and Floating Gardens. Lunch at the floating restaurant. Dinner & overnight at hotel in Inle.
Day-12: Inle-Heho-Kyaing Tong (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel, (If time available drive) up to Taunggyi Market where one can see the shopping and selling fresh vegetables and all sorts of regional products. Drive back to Heho airport for departure 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 Shans living nearby the surrounding. Meet and transfer to the hotel. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then visit to Home made Lacquer workshop, Hot Spa, Akha Centre Village, Pottery village “Yan Gone”. Sunset on the One Tree Hill Thittapin Taung - the 245 years old Diptero carpus tree planted by King Alaungphaya, the founder of Third Myanmar Kingdom. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Kyaing Tong.
Day-13: Kyaing Tong (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel, take the car about 45 minutes for the hiking tour to Pin Tauk Area to see Akha & Enn Tribes villages. Picinic lunch at Pin Tauk Water fall. After lunch, visit to Wan Kan Village to see the Sake Rice Wine with traditional process, Hand Making “Saa-pulp” Shan Paper Works at Wan Lau Village. Evening arrive back to Kyaing Tong. Dinner at a restaurant and overnight at hotel in Kyaing Tong.
Day-14: Kyaing Tong (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel, drive to “Akhi Village (about 35 minutes)” 9km north east of Kyaing Tong. Proceed to Loimwe (about 2 hours drive) 33km from Kyaing Tong. Located over 1600 mters with old colonial buildings & century old Catholic Churches. On the way visit to Wan Lun Shan Village, walk & explore the native village life, Ho Lup Akha Village where can see the trditional Akha tribes with their colourful dresses, Naung Cho Wa Village & Pan Wai, Lahu Village. Late Afternoon back to Kyaing Tong. Dinner & overnight at hotel in Kyaing Tong.
Day-15: Kyaing Tong-Tachileik Departure (Breakfast/ Lunch)
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Tachileik - Thai border town (102 miles - 3 hrs drive) to depart from Tachileik border to Maesai - Thailand. On arrival to Tachileik, visit to famous Tachileik Tarlaw Market.
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