Duration: 10 days 9 nights
Meal basis: Full board (B= Breakfast, L=
Lunch, D= Dinner)
Arrive Yangon by a morning or mid-day
flight. Our guide will welcome you at the
airport and take you to the hotel. The
afternoon tour of Yangon city includes Chauk
Htatgyi, a colossal reclining Buddha;
Karaweik Hall (a Royal Barge) on the Royal
Lake (Kandawgyi); China town and the Shwe
Dagon Pagoda. Overnight in Yangon.
Yangon – Nyaung Oo – Bagan
Transfer to Yangon airport for early morning
Nyaung Oo flight; Morning tour starts with Nyaung Oo market; Shwezigon Pagoda built by
King Anawratha in the early 11th century;
Kyansittha Umin with the 12th century mural
paintings; and Gubyaukkyi Temple (at Wetkyi
Inn), a temple with exquisite murals of
Jataka scenes. Then, check in at the hotel.
Afternoon tour continues with Tharaba Gate,
a city gate with two spiritual guardians;
Ananda Temple noted for its unique and
perfect architecture; just next to Ananda is
Ananda Okkyaung, a surviving brick monastery
from the early Bagan period. Thatbyinnyu
Temple, the highest temple in Bagan; visit
lacquer ware workshop at Bagan Myothit; and
lawkananda to watch a sunset. Overnight
Bagan – Mandalay-Sagaing- Mandalay
After breakfast, leave for the airport for a
flight to Mandalay. Arrival at Tada-Oo
International Airport in Mandalay.
On the way to Mandalay, visit Maha Ganda
Yon, the famous Buddhist monastery, where
hundreds of monks live and study; continue
to 200 –year old U Bein Teak Bridge.
Continue to Sagaing that is on the other
side of Mandalay. Visit Soon Oo Ponnya Shin
Enjoy the view of the majestic Ayeyarwady
river from the top of the Sagaing hill.
After lunch, proceed to Kaung Hmu Daw, the
Sri Lankan architectural style. Observe the
silverware workshop in Sagaing. Visit the U
Min Thoneze pagoda and and Soon U Pon Nya
Shin pagoda on the Sagaing hills. Enjoy the
panoramic view of the Ayeyarwady river
flowing along at the foot of the Sagaing
hills. Go back to Mandalay. Check in at the
hotel. Overnight at Mandalay.
Day 4: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay
After breakfast, take a boat trip to Mingun.
There, observe the Mingun Bell (the largest,
hung, 90 ton uncracked bell in the world);
Pahto Daw Gyi, (the largest unfinished zedi
in the world).
After lunch, visit Mahamuni pagoda. There,
observe the bronze Buddha brought from
Rakkhine in A.D 1764. Observe the workshops
(gold leaf beating; stone carving etc)
around the Mahamuni pagoda. Continue with
Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung or Golden Palace
Monastery; Kuthodaw pagoda, known as the
world’s largest book due to 729 marble slabs
engraved with Buddhist scriptures. Enjoy the
sunset from Mandalay hill. Overnight in
Day 5: Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay
After early breakfast, leave for Pyin Oo
Lwin (67 km East of Mandalay and 1,070
meters above the sea level; 1.5 hour drive)
after breakfast. Observe the Purcell clock
tower which is a present from Queen Victoria
of UK. If interested, drive around the town
center in enclosed wagon pulled by a pony.
Proceed to Pwe Kauk falls (was called
Hampshires falls in colonial days- the
favorite picnic spot of the citizens there).
After lunch, continue with the Botanical
garden. Stroll around the 237 acres
botanical garden. (Built by the Turkish POW
during World War 1). Drive back to Mandalay.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 6: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Inle
After breakfast, direct transfer to airport
for domestic flight to Heho. Upon arrival at
Heho, proceed by road to Pindaya Cave. Visit
Pindaya caves, unique for about nine
thousands Buddha images placed there by
pilgrims over many centuries. Observe the
250 year old Banyan trees; Shan paper making
workshop which use the mulberry bark as a
raw material; and paper parasol making
workshop. Leave for Nyaung Shwe (90 km-2 ½
hrs). Upon arrival at Inle, direct transfer
to hotel. Overnight in Inle.
Day 7: Inle
After breakfast, morning tour begins: Leave
by long boat with outboard motor to Nga Phe
Kyaung monastery (known as the Jumping cat
monastery) Observe the centuries’ old Buddha
images and pedestals. On the way, observe
the vegetation fields, especially tomato
plants, grown on the floating islands. At
Inn Paw Khon, study the traditional weaving
workshop producing cotton, silk, and Shan
bag. Proceed to Phaung Daw Oo pagoda, the
most famous pagoda in the Southern Shan
State. Go back to the hotel. Enjoy the
Egrets and other birds flying in formation
just one hour before the sunset.
Overnight in Inle.
Day 8: Inle
After breakfast, leave for Inn Dein. On the
way, observe Ywama floating market
(especially in cool season and rainy season)
if there is any market activity. Enjoy the
view of the overhead wooden bridges along
the way from the boat ramp to the Inn Dein
pagodas. Use the footpath along the bamboo
groves, parallel to the stream and enjoy the
scenery. Observe the Inn Dein pagoda complex
built around 12th century.
On the way back from Inndein, visit Ywama
village (Silversmiths and foundries). Leave
Ywama. On the way, observe unique fishing
method – using the cone shaped net - found
only in Inle. Leisure time. Overnight in
Day 9: Inle – Taunggyi – Heho - Yangon
After breakfast, leave for Taunggyi (1,430
meter above sea level). Enjoy the scenery
along the way.
If time permits, observe the local market
with colorful ethnic tribes selling the home
grown produce. Look around downtown area
where the buildings are newer than in
Yangon. Observe Taunggyi’s view from the top
of Taung Chyun. Leave for airport in the
afternoon to fly back to Yangon.
Overnight in Yangon.
After breakfast, visit Bogyoke market in
the morning. Check out from the hotel. On
the way, visit the Kaba Aye Pagoda; the
Lawka Chantha Abaya Laba Muni, the world’s
largest marble image of Buddha it time
permits. Transferred to the Yangon
International Airport for departure.