Day 01: Yangon Arrival
Arrive in Yangon International Airport. Welcome and transfer to the Hotel. After the break,visit 210 feet long ChaukHtetKyi Reclining Buddha image from 1905. We'll also visit the monasteries around the Buddha image. Evening visit SinOo Dan Jetty by the river and sunset from there. Back to the hotel and overnight at hotel. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan (By Flight/ By Coach)
After breakfast, early morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Bagan. Arrive Bagan and visit Sulamani temple and photograph monks in the temple. Check in hotel and prepare for the sightseeing. Sightseeing in Bagan include: Ananda Temple from AD 1090, AnandaOykkyaung from AD 1137, UPaliThein from mid- 13 Century. After lunch, visit family lacquarware workshops. We'll also visit SoeMingyikyaung and pagoda. We'll visit Manuha Temple from AD 1059 and Nanpaya Temple, MyingabarGubyaukgyi temple with the murals restored by UNESCO, Myazedi Pagoda with the earliest Myanmar writings from AD 1113. Sunset from Shwesandaw Pagodafrom AD 1057. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 3: Bagan "Balloons over Bagan"
Early morning pick up. Enjoy balloon ride. Back to the Hotel and enjoy breakfast. Sightseeing in Bagan: Shinpintharlyaung reclining Buddha to photograph the monks praying to the reclining Buddha, and lunch at restaurant. After the break, visit to Minanthu village and photograph the ox-carts and the temples. Sunset shooting around Tayoepyay temple.Overnight in Bagan.
Day 4: Bagan – Mandalay (By Flight)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. Arrive in Mandalay airport. On the road to Mandalay, we'll visit Palaik with over 300 stupas from 11 – 15 century. We'll visit Palaik weaving factories and a monastic school. Proceed to Mandalay. Check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing: goldleaf making house, Mahamuni Temple and stone carving street. Drive to Amarapura and visit silk weaving factories. Proceed to TaungThamanLakewith famous teak bridge, U Bein. Sunset by the bridge.Back to Mandalay overnight in Mandalay.
Day 5: Mandalay - Mingun – Sightseeing (By flight/ By Coach/ by Boat)
After breakfast at the hotel, check in hotel transfer to ShweKyatyat jetty and sail to Mingun by boat. The Bell, which the world 3rd largest, was made of bronze; but it is said that Buddhist devotees inserted gold, silver ornaments and jewellery into the bronze. The Bell measures eleven cubits and four thits (fingers) in diameter at its mouth; 33 cubits, one mit (6 inches) and four thits in circumference and 13 cubits, one mit and four thits in height. It weighs 55555 viss. After that we visit to village and observe their living life. Then drive back to Mandalay. Visit MahamuniPaya. Continue visiting of traditional handicraft workshops such as, marble carving, gold leaves beating, Kuthodaw Pagoda, which houses 729 marble slabs sculptured the teaching of Buddha, Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Monastery, which is the masterpiece of wood carving, etc. Finally enjoy the sunset on top of Mandalay Hill where we can admire the beauty of Mandalay City. Come back to hotel and leisure. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 6: Mandalay – Amarapura (U Bein' bridge) - Sagaing – Ava Sightseeing (By Coach)
After morning breakfast, visit to MahamuniPaya. After that visit Handicraft workshop.Silk waving workshop. In afternoon, visit to U Bein's Bridge, which the shallow Taungthman Lake is crossed by a long and rickety teak bridge, curved to withstand the wind and waves. During the dry season, the bridge crosses mostly dry land. . After that drive to Sagaing, cross the Inwa Bridge, you see the hilltops, each crested with a pagoda, the banners proclaiming the Buddha's teaching, the refuge from all ills and tribulations where over 600 monasteries for monks and nuns are located for Buddhist studies and meditation. Visit to Sagaing Hill, Padamyazedi, U min Thonze or thirty caves pagoda has many Buddha images in a crescent shaped colonnade. Mural paintings can be seen in the Tilawkaguru cave temple, which was built around 1672. Soon OoPonNya Shin Pagoda nearby was constructed in 1312. The view of Sagaing from Soon OoPonNya Shin and its approach is marvelous. After proceed to Ava, across the MyitNge River and ride the horse-cart, visitMahaaungmyebonzanBagayaKyaung, and Ava Bridge. Then drive back to Mandalay. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 7: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya - Kalaw (By flight/ By Coach)
After breakfast, transfer to Airport and fly to Heho. Upon arrival to Heho, drive Pindaya sightseeing to Pindaya Caves. Then proceed to Shwe U Min Paya. This is a cluster of low stupas just below the ridge near the Pindaya Caves. On the way, we can do sightseeing to Tea plantation, seasonal fruit plantation. Driving will take one and half hours (50km). Visit to Myin Ma Hiti Cave, visit to Nee Paya at Kalaw (Bamboo Strip lacquer Buddha Image) after that visit to KalawShwe U Min Pagoda. Checking in at hotel in Kalaw. This was a popular hill station in the British days and it is still a peaceful and quiet place. At an altitude of 1320 m it is also pleasantly cool in every season. Overnight in Kalaw.
Day 8: Kalaw – Inle Sightseeing (By Coach/ By Boat)
After morning breakfast, Check out to hotel drive back to Kalaw to NyaungShwe driving hours round about transfer toNyaungShwe Jetty, transfer to Inle Lake by boat and check in to Hotel. After taking a rest, we start boat excursion on the Inle Lake. Visit to Indein pagodas in ruins covered by trees and bushes which are supposed to be old about 500 years, floating gardens, Floating villages, Lotus-petal robe weaving looms, PhaungdawOo Pagoda-the most venerable pagoda on the lake, which houses 05 images of Buddha completely gilded, In Paw Khone village to observe the silk weaving, jumping cats monastery, etc. Overnight stay at the hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 9: Inle – Heho – Yangon (By flight/ By Coach)
Early morning boat ride to Nyaungshwe. Drive to Heho and flight back to Yangon. Shopping in Yangon.Evening visit to hotel and the downtown.Special visit to Shwedagon pagoda for the second time.Sunset from there.Overnight in Yangon.
Day 10: Yangon Departure
Early morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
TOUR NAME: ESSENTIAL MYANMAR TOUR - 10DAYS
TOUR CODE: AAMN - 08
TOUR DURATION: 10 Days / 9 Nights
TOUR PRICE: 0