Yangon –Bagan –Popa – Salay- Mandalay – Amarapura – Saggaing – Mingun – Inle – Indein – Kalaw - Yangon ( 12Days / 11Nights ) Dec 2017 , 6 ~ 8 Pax Group
Day 01 ( 23 Dec ) : Arrive Yangon City Tour
Upon arrival to Yangon International airport , welcome by our tour guide. Visit to the magnificent Shwedagon pagoda, the massive bell-shaped golden spire covered with 60 tons of gold plates .Enshrined with the Lord Buddha's eight hairs relic, built over 2500 years ago.The most highlight and the holiest site in Myanmar. Take photo at Karaweik Hall , a royal barge in the form of Karaweik (mythical bird) built in 1972 in the Kandawgyi Royal Lake . Overnight at Hotel in Yangon.
Day 02 ( 24 Dec ) : Yangon Full Day – Night Express Bus to Bagan ( B )
Morning after breakfast , Yangon city tour start with visit to Kaba-Aye Pagoda" the world peace pagoda", built shortly after the sixth Buddhist Synod 1954 to 1956 which held in nearby MahapasanaHlainggu (cave) . Kyaukhtatgyi Buddha Image - houses the fourth largest colossal reclining Buddha .You can study traditional wood carving workshops along the stairways this pagoda . Downtown area to see Sule pagoda located on a roundabout in downtown Yangon ,Yangon City Hall of Myanmar architectural design ,High Court noted for its British colonial architecture including its red-bricked exterior. Continue to Strand Jetty &BotahtaungPagoda . If you wish , Shopping in the Bogyoke market formerly "Scott market", where you can get a wide range of Myanmar handicraft, jewelries, fabrics, lacquer wares and so on ( Note : Market is closed on Mondays and public holidays ) and China Town . Then transfer to Bus Station to go Bagan .JJ or Elite Express Bus ( 21:30 06:00 ) , Overnight at on the Bus .
Day 03 ( 25 Dec ) : Bagan Full Day
Early morning , arrive to Bagan . Pick you up from bus station by our driver and transfer to Hotel. ( Early check in is subject to available & Breakfast is your own account for this day ) . After take a rest , full day excursion by E Bike start with Nyaun U Market ,Shwezigone Pagoda- built in 1087 by King Anawratha who is the founder of the first Myanmar Empire .Nat ( Sprits ) images can be found within its precincts. Then observe the most venerated Anandatemple , built in 1090. It is the masterpiece of the early style temple architecture of Bagan error . Next must stop see is 66 meters high Thatbyitnnyu temple built in the middle of the 12th century as the highest pagoda on BaganPlain . Then study 12th century mural painting inside the Gubyaukgyitemple , built in 1113 by princess Rajakumar . Afternoon, visit a local family workshop to watch about the production process of lacquer ware, one of Myanmar's best-known handicrafts. Finally ,enjoy breathtaking sunset from Shwesandaw Pagoda - a most popular sunset-viewing spot in Bagan. Overnight in Bagan .
Day 04 ( 26Dec ): Bagan Full Day ( B )
Morning after breakfast , full day excursion by E Bike start with Manuhar pagoda - built by king Manuhar, probably to portray his life as a POW ( Prisoner Of War ) ;Ape Ya Da Na temple - where you can study 11th century mural painting ; unfinished Dhamagyi temple - Bagan’s most massive temple built in 1167 AD ; Gawdaw Palin temple, one of the largest temple about 60 meters high ; Bu Paya- pagoda with bulbous dome resembling the ‘ Bu’ or gourd ; Nagayon pagoda- a very elegant form with a standing stucco image of Buddha under the hood of a huge naga ( serpent ); AnandaOkkyaung-a brick monastery with 18th century mural paintings; NathlaungKyaung – the only remaining Hindu temple in Bagan . Finally , visit to Lawkhananda Pagoda- look over Ayeyarwaddy river from acliff top . Overnight at hotel in Bagan .
Optional:Hot Balloon over Bagan for Sunrise riding(Surchage: US$ 300/ person with standard service )
Day 05 ( 27Dec ) : Bagan – Sat SatYo Village – Popa – Salay – Night Express Bus to Mandalay ( B )
Morning after breakfast , visit traditional villages in the Bagan area: Sat-Sat-Yo village where the boys at the age of eleven wear the Sat-Yit-Wine hair style . Continue to Salay ,an important center of Buddhism in Myanmar with many active monasteries. Salay, many years ago, created its own unique style of Bagan-era architecture. While visiting Salay you will learn more about monastic life, Burmese Buddhism and this unique architectural style as you visit several sights including Yoke SoneKyaung monastery, one of the oldest wooden halls in the area. Mt Popais 50km away from Bagan and it is popularly recognized as an abode of many "Nats"(spirits of ancient ancestors) .In the days of old, it also used to be referred to as the "Mountain of Spirits". The evidence of these beliefs is abundant in the form of "nat shrines", leg- ends, rituals, ceremonial offerings, annual representative festivals, and the never- ending stream of pilgrims and believers in mysticism. Then transfer to bus station to go Mandalay .Mini Express Bus ( 17:00 23:00 ). Upon arrival to Mandalay , welcome by our driver and transfer to hotel for check in . Overnight at Hotel in Mandalay .
Day 06 ( 28Dec ): Mandalay - Amarapura Sightseeing ( B )
Morning after breakfast , visit to ancient city Amarapura ,means City of Immortality founded in 1783 AD .Highlights are Buddha Tooth relic Pagoda on the Dhamma Yan Thi hill , Mahaganthayon monastery the largest teaching monastery in Myanmar, U Bein wooden Bridge constructed in 1849 is about three quarter of a mile with 1086 posts. check into hotel and then visit MaharMyat Muni Buddha Image the most ancient Buddha image casted in bronze in Myanmar, Shwenandaw monastery a significant masterpiece of the wood-carver’s art , Mandalay palace the first palace to be built in Mandalay by King Mindon. After lunch ,continue visit to , Atumashi Monastery a huge grandiose structure surrounded by five graduated rectangular terraces , Sanamuni Pagoda ( is known for its large golden zedi ), The Kuthodaw Pagoda or MahaLawkaMarazeinPaya often called the world’s largest book and Kyauktawgyi Pagoda the pagoda of the “Great Marble Image”. Finish the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill,the natural watch-tower for the visitors to watch sunrise or sunset over the city plains. Overnight at Hotel .
Day 07 ( 29 Dec ) : Mandalay -Sagaing – Mingun – Night Express Bus to NyaungShwe( B )
After breakfast , set out from Mandalay for visit Sagaing Hill where over 600 monasteries for monks and nuns are located for Buddhist studies and meditation. Visit Kaungmudaw Pagoda a huge pagoda in 46 m (151 feet) high and in the shape of a perfect hemisphere, U min Thonze or thirty caves pagoda has many Buddha images in a crescent shaped colonnade, the most impressive Soon OoPonNya Shin Pagodanearby ,ThilawKaguru Cave Monastery , DhaKya Di Tar convent . After that take a private boat to Mingun that is famous for its huge and incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda built by King BodawBadon in 1791 and Mingun Bell the biggest hanging bell in the world. JJ Express Bus 22:00 05:30. Overnight at on the bus .
Day 08 ( 30Dec ) : NyaungShwe – Inle
Early morning , arrive to Nyaung Shwe , welcome by our driver and transfer to hotel for check in .( Early check in is subject to available & Breakfast is your own account for this day ) After take a rest , walk about 5 minutes with our guide to Nyaungshwe jetty . Then take boat and visit the Mysterious Inle lake, which is 900 meters above the sea level surrounding by the mountain chain is famous for its unique life's of Intha " the son of the lake" especially the Intha paddling their own canoe with one leg, interesting fishing method and cultivating on the floating garden. Sightseeing include :PaundawOo pagoda, Ywama village – you can see Padaung , it " means "long neck" in the Shan anguage.,Ngaphekaung temple and visit the long- necked Padaung tribes women who wear brass rings around their necks. Overnight at Hotel .
Day 09 ( 31 Dec ): Inle - Indein ( B )
Morning after breakfast , sightseeing by boat to ShweIndein Pagoda complex , one of the small villages of Inle Lake located on the western bank of the Lake. It will take a 45 minute boat ride. The pagoda and hundreds of stupa built in the 8th century and rows of shops are famous. Overnight at Hotel .
Day 10 ( 1stjan ) : Inle - Kalaw - Night Express Bus to Yangon ( B)
Morning after breakfast , visit to 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 and a good place for hiking amid gnarled pines, bamboo groves and rugged mountain scene. Places of interest are Thein Taung Pagoda, Aung Chan Tha Pagoda, Su Taung Pyae Pagoda and the King Church .Evening transfer to bus station for Yangon . ( JJ Express 20:00 06:00) . Overnight at Bus .
Day 11 ( 2ndjan ): Yangon Free & Easy .
Early morning , arrive to Yangon , pick you up from bus station by our driver and transfer to Hotel . ( Early check in is subject to available & Breakfast is your own account for this day ) Overnight at Hotel in Yangon .
Morning after breakfast , pick up from hotel by our driver and transfer to airport for departure .
Bagan Photography Opportunities:Bagan sunrises are truly iconic. Temples as far as the eye can see, a morning mist rising over the plain, a rainbow coloured sky and hot air balloons drifting over the horizon. Shooting sunrise and sunset at: Shwe San Daw Pagoda, North and South Guni or TaungGuni and MyaukGuni, Pyathet-gyi, ThitsarWadiPaya, Low kaOushang Pagoda.
Mandalay Photography Opportunities:Shooting sunrise at Mandalay Hill and glorious sunset On U BeinBridge . One of the most famous sunsets in Myanmar is the glorious sunset on U Bein Bridge in the city of Mandalay. The rustic wooden bridge immediately becomes extremely gorgeous when the sun turning red and falling down. The stunning pagodas, mosaic shrines, dramatic fort with Mandalay Hill, hazy blue Shan mountain range and the mighty Irrawaddy River is the perfect backdrop for the sunset. The lovely shadow of friendly monks walking on the bridge is an indispensible detail in the sunset shot of photographers when visiting Mandalay.
Inle Photography Opportunities:Shooting sunset on the Inle Lake Inle Lake is always considered the most relaxing and romantic destinations in Myanmar among 4 must-sees. The gentle atmosphere of the fresh and green lake is also kept in the sunset. The sunset on Inle Lake is beautiful as a passionate romance, gentle as a soft poem. If the sunset in Mandalay is decorated by the mystic shadows of monks in red robs, the sunset on the Inle Lake can’t miss the rustic shadows of locals in longyi, standing on their wooden boat and with a foot holding the paddle.
Remark : Our guide will bring Local villages , Markets, and other interesting places to take photo .
Yangon : H Valley Hotel (www.hotelhvalleyyangon.com ) Superior
Bagan : The Regency Hotel (www.theregencyhotelgroup.com ) Superior
Mandalay :ShweHtee Hotel (http://www.shwehteehotels.com/index.php/en/ ) Superior
Inle : Apex Hotel , NyaungShwe (www.inleapexhotel-nyaungshwe.com ) Standard
• Twin/Double sharing room for 8 Nights hotel accommodation with Breakfast
• Express Bus Ticket ( Ygn – Nyu – Mdy – NyaungShwe – Kalaw - Ygn )
• Sightseeing with Station English speaking Tour guide
• E Bikes on 23 &24 Dec 17 .
• Transfer and Transportation with full A/C 9 Seated Hi Ace car for 6 Pax, 13 Seated Hi Ace car for 7~8 Pax
• Mingun&Inle Sightseeing Private Boat
• All entrance and zone fees as mentioned
• Meals as indicated ( B = Breakfast )
• Two bottles drinking water and towels on coaches daily
• Porter charges at Hotels & Air Ports
• International flight in/out
• Travel insurance
• Meals (Lunch & Dinner)
• Personal expense (camera fee , soft drink , laundry , tips )
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Tour fare quoted subject to change without prior notice before tour is confirmed.
50% of the advance deposit shall be paid in booking confirmed .
The balance should be paid 10 days prior to arrival date.