15 Days / 14 Nights
Destination: Yangon - Mandalay - Amarapura - Inwa- Mingun - Bagan - Popa - Kalaw - PIndaya - Inle - Ngwe Saung - Yangon
Day 1 International flight-Yangon
On arrival at Yangon International Airport, the guide will escort on your transfer to your hotel in town which is thirty-minute drive. After lunch your guide will conduct the city tour which includes the high lights as the Chaukhtakkyi or Reclining Buddha, the largest reclining Buddha as well as the most life-like Buddha statue in Yangon, the Shwedagon Pagoda which is the icon of Myanmar, the wonder of the world and the world oldest Buddhist monument. Bogyoke Market has every item you would like to buy under the same roof. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Yangon.
Day 2 Yangon
After breakfast, explore the downtown of Yangon by visiting the Sule Pagoda, and its surrounding. Take short walking tour along Pansodan Street which is the area with the most concentrated British colonial buildings in Southeast Asia. Walk around the block to the Strand Hotel, over hundred year old colonial building; later, turned into hotel by Saki brothers, contemporary to Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Fifteen minute drive to the outskirts of Yangon and visit Kandawgyi Park with Kandawgyi Lake.
Transfer to the Airport for the flight to Mandalay. Local guide will accompany you in checking in at the airline’s counter. The flying time will be only an hour twenty minutes. Your local guide will welcome you at Mandalay International Airport. From the airport to Mahagandayone Monastery, Amarapura is half an hour drive and visit the lunch procession at the monastery. Continue the visit to Inwa; twenty minutes from Amarapura to Inwa jetty. Cross the small Myitnge River by ferry for only five minutes, and pony ride to visit the high lights of Inwa: Bagaya Wooden Monastery, Leaning Tower of Inwa, Mae Nu Brick Monastery. On your way to Mandalay from Inwa, visit U Bein Bridge for the famous sunset over Taungthaman Lake. Check in to the hotel in Mandalay. Overnight in Mandalay.
Transfer to the Mandalay Jetty for the one-hour revering trip to Mingun in the morning. The boat trip to Mingun provides you the beautiful scenery and commercial activities. You can also see the lifestyle of the village people who live along the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River. At Mingun, visit first the unfinished temple of Mingun. Visit the biggest ringing bell in the world known as Mingun bell. Visit Myatheindan Pagoda which is known as the TajMaha of Myanmar. You can get access to the upper part of the Pagoda for the surrounding view including the view of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Back in Mandalay, visit the Mahamuni temple that houses the most revered bronze statue of Buddha covered with eight centimeter thickness of gold. Visit Mandalay Palace which was destroyed in WWII, but today there is the replica of the Mandalay palace’s complex to see how the original one was like in the olden days. Visit Kuthodaw pagoda known as the largest book in the world for its 796 marble tablets bearing the Buddhist doctrines. The sightseeing ends up at the top of Mandalay hill for the sunset and the panoramic view of Mandalay.
Day 5 Mandalay-Bagan by boat
Early morning, transfer to the Mandalay Gawweinsake Jetty from the hotel. Breakfast boxes are carried along from the hotel and eat on the boat. The boat has three decks, reclining seats on the floor deck; the upper deck has the restaurant and the sun deck for view and sun shine. The boat leaves at 6:00 a.m. and cruises along the Ayeyarwaddy River and stops at two small towns on the ways and arrives in Bagan after 3:00 p.m. On arrival in Bagan, the local guide will welcome you and take you to your car and visit the Shwesandaw Pagoda for the beautiful sunset and the panoramic view of Bagan. Check in to your hotel and overnight at Bagan.
Day 6 Bagan
After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the airport for the domestic flight to Bagan. The morning sightseeing includes NyaungOo local market with vegetables, meat and fish, household equipment, clothes, and handicraft. Visit the Shwezigon Pagoda from the 11th century, the prototype of Myanmar stupa with other temples around within the same compound. Visit the Gubyaukkyi temple for its13th centuary mural paintings. Visit the Htilominlo temple. Lunch at local restaurant and in the afternoon, visit the largest lacquer ware factory located in new Bagan village. Take a break in the hotel. In the evening, visit the Ananda temple for the most beautiful architecture and the colossal images of Buddha images, after that watch the panoramic view and the famous sunset of Bagan from the terrace of Shwesandaw Pagoda belongs to the 11th century A.D. After sunset, go to dinner at the local restaurant with traditional marionette show. Stay overnight in Bagan.
Day 7 Bagan-Popa-Kalaw
The trip to Mt. Popa begins right after breakfast at hotel. It is an hour drive to Mt. Popa. The scenery on the way is relaxing and green. The first stop is at toddy palm sugar hut situated halfway to Mt. Popa. We will take a climb to the top of Taungkalat which stands to the elevation of 700 meters at the foot of Mt. Popa. Mt. Popa is a volcano in dormant state. The last eruption took place 700,000 years ago. The volcano plug was shot out of the mouth but landed upright at its foot. The volcanic plug is standing on the ground known as Taungkalat. Taungkalat is the most important spot for pilgrimage made by spirit worshipers. It also provides the breathtaking views. Before climbing Taungkalat at the foot of the hill, visit the temple for the 37 nat pantheon. The alternative for the views is from the terrace of the dinning hall from Popa resort. Drive to Kalaw, stop at some villages on your highway for stretching your legs and observe the country life. The trip to kalaw take eight hours. Kalaw islocated 1440m (4724 ft) above sea level and it is an old British hill station. The British administers took their vacation to Kalaw and spend the whole summer with the family. There is very interesting local market thronged with different hill tribes the air is fresh and the atmosphere is invigorating. Overnight in Kalaw.
Day 8 Kalaw-Pindaya
After early Breakfast in the hotel, start the trekking to small Ye Chanze village; potters will carry your lunch and drinks. When you arrive at the village in the monastery you have your lunch. After lunch you can observe the monastic life. Have interaction with locals and the monks from the monastery with the translation of your guide. On your way back take a different route. Visit Linne Inn and Taung Baw Ggyi villages lived by Danu hill tribe. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Pindaya.
Day 9 Pindaya-Inle
After breakfast, visit the Pindaya cave. You go up to the gateway of the cave by car. Walk about one hundred steps up to the very entrance of the cave. . The cave is decorated with 8000 statues of Buddha in different size and in different materials. Ride the car downhill to a village to see the factory of the bamboo umbrella and the Shan paper factory. The trip from Pindaya to Inle provides a four hour drive. Until the first stop made at the commercial town called Aung Ban, there is the most scenic route in Shan State which is also known as the Switzerland of Myanmar. The car stops at NyaungShwe town, and takes the boat ride along the water channel to your hotel, the duration of the transfer by boat ranges from fifteen minutes to an hour depending on the location of your hotel. Dinner is at hotel and overnight on the lake.
Day 10 Inle
Inle lies in the valley of two parallel ranges. On the lake one can see the unique leg rowers and the floating gardens and floating islands for growing vegetables like tomatoes, onions and garlic. After breakfast at hotel, start the sightseeing on the lake by boat. Visit five-day-rotating market, silk weaving, iron smith, cheroot factory, and silver smith. Lunch at local restaurant on the lake; visit PaungdawOo Pagoda with five gold statues of Buddha, more like five lumps of gold to all appearance. Dinner is at hotel and overnight in InleLake.
Day 11 Inle-Yangon
After breakfast, transfer is accompanied by guide from hotel to airport. Arrive Yangon in the same morning. Transfer accompanied by guide from airport to hotel. Check in to hotel and lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, do half-day Yangon sightseeing, visit Shwedagon Pagoda and China town. Dinner is at local restaurant and overnight in Yangon.
Day 12 Yangon-NgweSaung
In the morning, set off on your trip to NgweSaung Beach by flight which takes only half an hour. The beach is located in the Ayarwaddy Delta in Ayeyarwaddy Region. Stop at Pathein Hotel for freshen-up and refreshments. The rest of the trip from Pathein to Ngwesaung is up-hill. The car road is a narrow crisscross in the hills. The car ride provides with the beautiful scenery until you arrive at the beach. On arrival at NgweSaung check in to the hotel which is facing the silvery beach for the blue sea opens up to the Bay of Bengal. Overnight in NgweSaung.
Day 13 NgweSaung
Go to the camp from your hotel by car for fifteen-minute drive for elephant rides. At the beach, you can do fishing, scuba diving, jet-skiing, or pamper yourself at the spa. You can also take absolute relaxing time on the beach. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the pristine beach as you drink coconut juice or other cocktails from your hotel. Overnight in NgweSaung.
Day 14 NgweSaung- Yangon
Breakfast at hotel and depart for Yangon by car. Stop for lunch at Bathein Hotel and continue the rest of the trip by car to Yangon. On arrival, check in to your hotel first and do the evening sightseeing in Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 15 Yangon-International flight
Your leisure time depends on the international flight of yours. Transfer accompanied by guide from hotel to Yangon International Airport. Depart Yangon.