DAY1. ARRIVAL YANGON
Welcome by our tour guide upon arrival at Yangon International Airport. Take a few hours for refreshment. Evening tour begins with the most magnificent and spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda before the sun set and enjoy the beauty of Stupa while it changes the shining of gold in different tones according to the radiant of the setting sun. Dine at local restaurant and overnight in Yangon.
DAY2. YANGON – MANDALAY (BY FLIGHT) – SAGAING – AVA – AMARAPUYA
After breakfast, transfer to airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. On arrival, proceed directly to Amarapura. Visit MAHAGANDAYON, a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study Buddhism and drive to Sagaing Hill. The Sagaing Hills are dotted with pagodas and there are over 500 monasteries, a retreat for some 6000 monks and nuns. Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, KaungHmudaw Pagoda( a copy of the Mahaceti Pagoda in Sri Lanka), and Ywahtaung (home of the silversmiths’ guilds) are places worth visiting. After then, Proceed to the forgotten ancient capital of Ava, the 14th century capital located across MyitNge river. Observe unique monasteries and monuments, including 88 foot high watchtower and Bargaya teak monastery, built on 267 teak pillars. We will end our Ava sightseeing with a visit to the remains of the Royal Palace and the fort. Continue to the 200-year-old U BEIN teak bridge, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was the Royal Capital and route stop at a traditional hand-weaving silk workshop.Overnight in Mandalay.
DAY3. MANDALAY – MINGUN (BY BOAT) – MANDALAY
Breakfast at hotel, you will discover the charms of old Burma as you take a journey through two of Myanmar’s ancient capitals. Drive to Kywezon jetty to watch the busy riverside activity and take a local riverboat to the ancient capital of Mingun (appr. 1 hour per way). Visit the Settawya Pagoda, with a footprint of the Buddha, walk to the huge Mingun Bell– the world’s largest ringing bell exists (It weighs 55555 viss), the nearby unfinished MingunPahtodawgyi– one of the famous buildings in the world., Myatheindan (Hsinbyume) Pagoda, built by King Bagyidaw in 1816, three years before he succeeded Bodawpaya as king, the pagoda was constructed in memory of his senior wife the Hsinbyume princess., a reproduction of the mythological Mt. Meru. Drive back to Mandalay. And lunch at local restaurant. Sightseeing begins MAHAMUNI PAGODA with its spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves and visit to the Gold Leaf Workshop and Tapestry Workshop. Then, to SHWE NAN DAW KYAUNG (GOLDEN PALACE MONASTERY), a superb example of a traditional wooden building and KUTHODAW PAGODA, known as the world’s largest book, consisting of 729 marble slabs sculpted with the Three Baskets of Buddhist scriptures. Enjoy sunset on the Mandalay Hill. Dine at local restaurant and overnight in Mandalay.
DAY4. MANDALAY – PINDAYA – INLE BY CAR
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Pindaya. Arrival Pindaya, sightseeing to Pindaya Cave (ShweOo Min limestone caves, inside there are over 8000 Buddha images), Pindaya Lake and umbrella making industry. Then, proceed to Inle. Overnight in Inle.
DAY5. INLE – INDINE BOAT SIGHTSEEING
Breakfast at hotel, visit NgaHpeChaung Monastery, which houses dozens of Shan Buddha Images, but is more famous for its unique ‘jumping cats’ that jump through hoops in the air! Continue to PhaungDawOo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf. Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Innpawkhoneand a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand. Take a boat trip to Indein village located at the south western bank of the Inlay Lake, popular for its ruined clusters of Pagodas dated back to the 16 centuries. Meeting with local people and study the traditions and culture of these people. Overnight in Inle.
DAY 6. INLE – NYAUNG SHWE – TAUNGGYI – KAKKUU – NYAUNG SHWE
After breakfast at hotel, one hour by road to Taunggyi then continue for about one more hour to Kakku, (depending on road and weather conditions). Visit the Kakku Pagoda complex of over 2000 stupas. Lunch at local restaurant. Then continue to visit Htan-Pha-Ya village and cave. Unknown Shan Buddha images of various sizes are kept on the wall of the small shallow Htan-Pha-Ya cave. Go back to Nyaung Shwe and overnight in Nyaung Shwe.
DAY7. INLE – MT.POPA – BAGAN BY CAR
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano. Rising out of the shimmering heat, Mt. Popa is home to Myanmar’s most powerful “nats”. Visit the Nat Museum with its life-sized statues of the 37 Nat Gods. Walk up the steps to the Stupas and shrines that top the hill above the museum, seeing many pilgrims along the way. The way by the roadside can see the locals climbing up the palm tree and making jiggery. Proceed to Bagan and overnight in bagan.
DAY8. BAGAN SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast at hotel, Visit Nyaung U Market,ShwezigonPagoda(early 11 Century,AD), Ananda Temple (11 Century AD), Thatbyinnu Temple (mid-12Century, AD), Palace site of the First Myanmar Empire, Bupaya on the bank of the majestic Ayeyarwaddy river, enjoy the beautiful sunset. Stay overnight at hotel in Bagan.
DAY 9. BAGAN SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, visit Gadawpalin Temple ( 13 CenturyAD.), Dhammayangyi Temple (1167-70), ManuhaTemplebuilt by the Prisoner King of Thaton, MingalaZedi stone scripture, Sinbyushin Complex – where the Buddhist Teachings were initiated and Lawka Nanda Pagoda on the bank of Ayeyarwaddy river, enjoy the sunset beauty with the backdrop of TantkyiTaung (hill). Stay overnight at hotel in Bagan.
DAY 10. BAGAN – NGAPALI BEACH ( BY FLIGTH )
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to domestic airport for flight to Thandwe ( Ngapali Beach ). Check in Hotel and free and easy in Ngapali beach.
DAY 11. NGAPALI BEACH
DAY 12. NGAPALI BEACH
DAY 13. NGAPALI BEACH
DAY 14. NGAPALI BEACH – YANGON ( BY FLIGHT )
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to domestic airport for flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, visit with Chaukhtatgyi huge reclining Buddha with eyes look natural and Sightseeing to the city centre including City Hall, Sule Pagoda, MahaBandoola Park, and Independence Monument. Shopping at Bogyoke Market (Scott) Market with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores. Dine at local restaurant and overnight in Yangon.
DAY15. YANGON DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel. transfer to International airport for departure “HOME SWEET HOME”.