14 days

Tour Program Name : Myanmar 14 days
Cover Area : Yangon - Mandalay - Monywa - Bagan - Kalaw - Pindaya - Inle - Yangon 

 

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 (Morning) Arrival, transfer to Hotel and sightseeing

O/N in Yangon.

Day 2 (Morning) Visit Twantay, evening Train to Mandalay

O/N in Train.

Day 3 Visit in and around Mandalay, by bicycle and Bus

O/N in Mandalay.

Day 4 Boat& bus to Amarapura, Ava and Sagaing

O/N in Mandalay.

Day 5 Bus to Monywa with visit en route

O/N in Monywa.

Day 6 Bus to Pakkoku, and boat to Bagan

O/N in Bagan.

Day 7 Visit in and round Bagan by bicycle or horse-cart

O/N in Bagan.

Day 8 Continue visit in and around Bicycle or horse-cart

O/N in Bagan.

Day 9 Drive to Popa, and proceed to Kalaw

O/N in Kalaw.

Day 10 Trekking to Palaung village, Drive to Pindaya

O/N in Pindaya.

Day 11 Visit 5 days market, and drive to Inle and visit

O/N in Inle.

Day 12 Explore in and around Inle Lake

O/N in Inle.

Day 13 Leisure in the morning, afternoon Fly for Yangon

O/N in Yangon.

Day 14 Visit Scotch market before departure……

 

Details Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival, and transfer to hotel.

Arrival at Yangon airport, and dinner and overnight in Yangon. (Depending on Arrival flight) Visit Chaukhtutgyi Pagoda, the colossal reclining Buddha Image, walk around Kandawgyi Lake, and visit in the downtown area such as China Town, India Town. When the sun goes down, drive to Great Shwedagon Pagoda and watch the devotional activities from the Pagoda Precinct. Dinner and overnight in Yangon.

ygn-shwedagon-02Shwedagon Pagoda sule2Sule Pagoda
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Chaukhtutgyi Pagoda
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Karaweik Floating Hall
Day 2 : Excursion to Twantay, and night train to Mandalay.

Cross the Yangon River, then continue to Twantay by Local Bus. Watch the surrounding areas and reach to Twantay. First visit Local market to watch the Populace of the environ, and continue to Shwesandaw Pagoda, the tallest religious monument in that vicinity, and continue to Pottery making cottage industry, and cotton weaving centers. Take the bus back to Yangon and transfer to Railway station for Mandalay. Overnight on Train.

potteryTwantay Pot Making nighttrainNight Train to Mandalay
Day 3 : Transfer to hotel, and sightseeing in Mandalay by bus.

Transfer to Hotel for the refreshment, and commence the sight seeing by Local Bus to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining apartment of original Mandalay palace, and Kuthotaw Pagoda known the World largest book for its Buddhist inscription. Visit Gold leaf making, Stone carving, and bronze casting which are only to be seen in Mandalay. Mahamuni pagoda is the most important object for all Buddhist people. Climb up the Mandalay hill to view panorama of the surrounding area. Dinner and overnight in Mandalay.

shwenandawShwenandaw Monastery mandalayMandalay Moat
maharmuni
Mahamuni Pagoda
kuthodaw
Kuthodaw Pagoda
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Bronze Casting
mandalay hill
Mandalay Hill
Day 4 : Continue sightseeing in Ava, Amrapura, and Sagaing.

Drive to silk-weaving cottage industry in Amrapura, and U Bein Bridge built by teak wood of residue of old palace and is over 140 Years old, Continue to Ava, the previous Palace before Mandalay sometime by boat and by horse card. Then continue to Sagaing, the famous Center of Religious Retreat, and to learn the life of Nuns. Ywahtaung village is noted for the silverware cottage industry. After diner, enjoy the Marionette show.

u bein1U Bein Bridge innwa2Maenu Monastery
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Silk Weaving
mandalay amrapura
Elephant Dance
silver ware
Silverware
sagaing
Sagaing Bridge
Day 5 : Local Bus to Monywa

Transfer to Highway bus terminal to take the Bus for Monywa. Watch the activities on the Road. Transfer to hotel, and start sight seeing to Thanbuddhe temple famous for its pilaster work and thousands of Buddha Images big one and small one, and the world largest reclining Buddha image on the top of the mountain. Again visit Bodhitahtaung Pagoda and watch the activity. Dinner and overnight at Monywa hotel.

thanbuddheThanbuddhe temple monywa bawditahtaungBodhitahtaung Pagoda
Day 6 : Continue visit Powintaung, and Bus to Pakkuku, and boat to Bagan.

(Morning) Cross the Chindwin river by small boat, and visit Shwebataung pagoda, and its monkey sanctuary. Then visit Powin Mountain, the mountain where the alchemist worked for the stone of life-metal. Lunch in Monywa and take the local Bus to Pkkuku. Stop at some villages and Phakhan Village, the birth place of famous drunken Nat U Min Kyaw, and continue to Pakkuku to cross the Ayeyawaddy River by boat to Bagan. Dinner and overnight in Bagan.

chindwinChindwin River powintaungPowin Mountain
Day 7 : Visit the Ancient Capital Bagan(1044-1287 AD).

Visit the Ancient Capital by bicycles, and horse-card. Dhamayazeka pagoda is the symbol to study the worshipping of future Buddha. Visit Minnanthu, and Pwasaw village to learn the country life. Climb up the Tayokepyway temple to view the panorama of the old capital. Shwesantaw pagoda is the earliest pagoda build by King Anawyahta while Mingalarzedi was the last stupa built in Bagan period. Visit Myingaba village and drop one house after another to study the processing of local product lacquer ware. Then stop at Gubyaukgyi temple to learn the earliest fresco. Manuha temple is to see the mental feeling of its royal builder in those days. Proceed to Nagayon and Abeyatana temple, and view the panorama from Lakanada pagoda. Dinner and overnight at Bagan.

dhamayazakaDhamayazeka Pagoda bagan view4Bagan View
lawkanandar
Lawkanada pagoda
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Gawdawpalin Temple
manuha
Manuha Temple
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Mingalarzedi
Day 8 : Continue exploring the Ancient Capital.

Drive to Nyaungoo local market to watch the populace of the up-country. Visit Shewzeegon pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar Stupa, and Gubyaukgyi temple noted for its 13th century fresco. Ananda temple is well famous for its masterpiece architecture built in the form of perfect Greek cross. Sulamani temple is well noted for the fine pilaster work while Dhamayangyi temple is significant for the fine brickwork. Drive to hotel for check in. Lunch at Sithu restaurant.

Visit to Taungphee village to learn the white noodle (Burmese breakfast) making. Proceed to Tharaba gate, and the old palace excavation site. Shwegugyi temple is the early type Myanmar single storied temple and nice overhead looking from the terrace. Thutbyinnyu temple is the tallest temple in Bagan, and Nathlaungkyaung is the only Hindu Vishnu temple in Bagan. Buphaya is the oldest style pagoda in Bagan located on the bank of majestic Ayeyawaddy River. Dinner and overnight in Bagan.

shwezigon1Shwezeegon Pagoda dhammangyi2Dhamayangyi temple
sulamuni
Sulamani Temple
bagan ananda
Ananda Temple
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Gubyaukgyi Temple
bagan bupaya
Buphaya
Day 9 : Drive to Mt. Popa, and continue to Kalaw.

(Morning) Depart for Mt. Popa, visit the village on route. Drop at Nats (Spirit) museum to see the life size of the Nats statues. Climb up the mountain to view the environ of arid area. Proceed to Kalaw with visit to village and school en route. Dinner and overnight in Kalaw.

mount popa4Mt. Popa nats3Popa Nats
Day 10 : Trekking to Palaung village, and continue to Pindaya.

Trekking to Palaung village (Taryaw) with the view of the forest, mountain, and hillside plantation. Visit to new Palaung village, and proceed to monastery at old village. Drop at the old long tent in which ten or more families are living together. Walk back to Kalaw, and continue to Pindaya with visit en route. Visit Pindaya cave in which thousands of Buddha Images are adorned at ever corner and niche of the cave. Dinner and overnight in Pindaya.

pindayaPindaya Cave kalaw womanPalaung Villager
Day 11 : Visit tribal Market, and drive to Inle Lake.

Visit every 5 days tribal market to watch colourful minorities before drive to Inle Lake. Stop at some PaO and Danu village to learn the daily life of the people. Transfer to Hotel located right on the Lake. Dinner and overnight in Inle Lake.

pao2PaO Women tribal market5 Days Tribal Market
Day 12 : Explore in and around Inle Lake.

Explore in and around the Lake with small boat. Learn the life of the fishermen, the floating garden on which vegetables, and flowers are grown. Phaungdawoo pagoda is located right in the center of the lake, and famous for its five sacred Buddha images. Inle silk handloom weaving is famous in the whole country and watch the processing of the hand-loom weaving cottage industry and silver smith, and other activities in that area. Visit to floating village to see the village's life, and drop at Ngaphaechaung monastery to view the jumping cats. Dinner and overnight in Inle.

inle house2Floating Village inle viewInle Lake View
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Phaungdawoo Pagoda
jumping cat
Ngaphaechaung monastery
Day 13 : Leisure in the morning or short visit, and fly back to Yangon.

In the morning, Leisure or short visit nearby villages (If time allowed Intein village or some other villages) to learn the daily life of the tribal people, visit house to house. Afternoon fly back to Yangon. Dinner and overnight in Yangon.

inteinpagodaIntein Pagoda
Day 14 : Last minutes visit and departure…

Visit Great Shwedagon pagoda, the landmark of the country before the sun is hot, and continue to Chaukhtutgyi pagoda, the gigantic reclining image of Buddha, and Scotch Market to by memories from Myanmar, and evening departure for airport for Bangkok…

ygn-shwedagon-03Shwedagon Pagoda yangon bogyoke market1Bogyoke Market

 

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