Treasure of Myanmar Tour

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Tour Code : MTS-TMT-121
Tour Duration : 12 days / 11 nights
Route : Yangon - Bagan – Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya -Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon – Twente - Yangon
Vacation Type : Tours and soft trekking
 

This program is presented you for your visit around Myanmar for its main tourist destination. Explore from Yangon – the garden city and the main gate way to Myanmar to Bago – the ancient Mon Capital, Bagan – the richest archeological sights in Asia, Mandalay – the culture canter and its environ, Amarapura – city of Immortality, Sagaing – the Place of Meditation, Pindaya - a cozy town and famous for its Shan paper parasol, Inle – the tranquil lake of the leg rowers and Twente - noted for its pottery. You will find the local peoples and landscape beyond your imagination.
Transportation between each destination by domestic flight on Air Mandalay or Yangon Airways or Air Bagan (F-100 or ATR-72/42) can be done throughout the year.

RV 'Mahaythi' cruise for Twente is the latest, first ever, and undoubtedly, most tourist class vessel. It plies the Yangon River and Twante Canal and its tributaries, providing an unforgettable trip and facilities in a luxurious yet traditional style.

Trekking in Pindaya is not so hard and not so soft. The maximum walking time will be approximately two hours. The way is up and down but not steep. Meals during the trekking will be traditional village cooked foods. Trekking boots or sport shoes are recommended. Rain coats in the rainy season (from July to September)

Accommodation at the monastery is simple and we have to sleep in the main hall, men and ladies separately. We will provide mattress, blankets, pillows and mosquito nets.

Detailed Tour Program

Day 01: Arrival Yangon

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yangon-12Upon arrival at Yangon international airport, our tour guide would welcome you and transfer to the hotel for check in. After that sightseeing start in Yangon, including Sule Pagoda in the heart of the city, Chauktatgyi Pagoda, one of the biggest colossal reclining Buddha image in Myanmar. Special evening visit to the massive Shwedagon Pagoda – famous worldwide – its golden stupa is the ‘ Heart ’ of Buddhism Myanmar. The Pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar People praying and making offerings. Overnight at hotel in Yangon. 

Day 02:Yangon

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Bagan (B)

bagan-16After breakfast at the hotel, early morning flight to Bagan (domestic schedule flight, ~ 1 ½ hour flying) situated in Central Myanmar, on the East bank of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, to discover its glorious past and histories. Arrive at Nyaung U Airport and transfer to hotel for check. Whole day sightseeing of Bagan’s most famous temples and pagodas ranging from the temples with the earliest wall paintings to the prototype pagoda the influenced the designs of later Buddhist monuments. Tour highlights include colorful Nyaung Oo Market, and Shwezigon Pagoda – built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine, then go to Ananda Temple – King Kyansittha’s masterpiece and the crowning achievement of the early style temple of architecture, next is Thatbyinnyu Temple – the highest building on the Bagan plain, after that visit to Htilominlo Temple – the largest temple of Bagan – noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. In the afternoon observe the process of traditional lacuer ware, one of Myanmar’s best known handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan. Then visit Manuha Temple, Myingabar Gubyaugyi Temple – an early period Pyu-style temple of Hindu influence with some of the oldest mutual paintings in Bagan and Dhamanyangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. Lastly enjoy the sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River from Buphaya or Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.  

Day 03: Bagan

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Mandalay

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Amarapura

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Sagaing

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Mandalay (B)

bagan-17After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for flight to Mandalay. Mandalay, the commercial centre and cultural tourism site, was established in 1857 by King Mindon, Arrive at Tada Oo International airport and direct sightseeing to the ancient city of Amarapura. Visit to Mahagundayone Monastery to study the daily life of the monks observing Buddha scriptures, U Bein Wooden Bridge (1.2km long) across Taung Tha Man Lake. Proceed to Sagaing and visit Kaung Mu Daw Pagoda which is the copy of Mahaceti Pagoda in Siri Lanka and Sagaing Hill - the center of Meditation. Then drive to Mandalay and check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Mandalay (B)

mandalay-11After early breakfast at the hotel, visit Mahamuni Buddha Image, Zegyo Market and some of Mandalay’s cottage industries, such as weaving and tapestry making, Burmese candy making, Bamboo fan making near Eindaw Yar Pagoda, Atumahsi Monastery and Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace Monastery), Kuthodaw (Maha Lawkamarazein Pagoda) which is famous as the world largest book of many stone slabs on which is inscribed the whole Buddhist Literature.. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Overnight stay at hotel in Mandalay. 

Day 05: Mandalay

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Heho

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Pindaya (B)

mandalay-12After breakfast, transfer to the airport to leave for Heho. Arrive at Heho Airport and drive to Pindaya (65 km). Sightseeing inclusive of Pindaya Cave with thousands of Buddha Images placed there by pilgrims over many centuries and Umbrella workshop which is made from pulp and around the Botaloke Lake. Evening stroll underneath the Banyan Trees which are said over 200 years old. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 06: Pindaya – Yasakyi trekking (B, L, D)

pindaya-06Breakfast at hotel. Trekking to Sikya Inn Village inhibited by the hill tribe Danu and end after trekking over 7 km for 4 hours. Take rest for a while and have snack and green tea. Then continue to Yasakyi Village, where hill tribe Palaung, who wares the traditional cloth, resides. Upon arrival lunch and rest in a monastery. Then stroll in the village and chat with the natives. Dinner will be served to you, accompanied by the hill tribe’s cultural dance (on supplement). Overnight at the monastery in Yasakyi Village.

Day 07: Yasakyi – Pindaya Trekking (B, L)

pindaya-07Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Nyaung Shwe where Inle Kale is located. Then transfer to hotel. Being located at the 900 meters above sea level, Inle Lake is the second largest natural lake in Myanmar with hazy blue mountains as backdrop. Check in at the hotel. After lunch, visit Indein Village, located at the western side of the lake. Passing Nyaung Ohak Monastery and follow a stair path lined up with many hundreds o wooden columns, you finally will reach the impressive Shwe Indein Pagoda Complex. From the hillside you have great view over the lake area. On the way back to the boat, walk through a romantic bamboo forest at the riverside, where you may observe local people having a bath. Overnight in Inle lake.

Day 08: Pindaya

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Inle (B)

pindaya-08After breakfast, visit tropical village to visit an old Noodle Cottage and observe the daily life the people in Taung Bi Village. Then visit Bupaya Pagoda, on the bank of majestic Ayeyarwady River and visit the Mahabodhi Temple, resemble of Mahabodi Temple in Bodaghaya. In the afternoon visit Abeyadana Temple, with very interesting paintings, showing a Mahayana influence; the Nagayon Temple, an elegant and well-preserved temple, built by King Kyanzittha; the Ashe & Anauk Pagoda, with hundreds of unglazed terracotta tiles illustrating scenes from the jatakas and Lowkananda Pagoda, built in 1059 by King Anawrahta. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Inle

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(B)

inle-14In the early morning, breakfast at hotel and visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, the most famous pagoda of the Shan State. Ywa-Ma village, gold and sliver smiths’ workshop. After lunch, visit Jumping Cat Monastery and floating gardens, local methods of fishing, village life and the famous leg rowers. In the evening, enjoy the sunset while visiting the Inle Lake by boat. Overnight at hotel.

   

Day 10: Inle

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Heho

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Yangon

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(B)

inle-15After breakfast, transfer to the Heho Airport and flight back to Yangon. On the way to the hotel, visit Kabar Aye (the World Peace pagoda) and Maha Pasana (the great cave for Buddhist synod) and check in at the hotel. After lunch shopping at Bogyoke Market (Scott’s Market) of hundreds of shops where you can find local products such as Gems & Jewelry , slippers, cloth, and so on. Evening stroll along the China Town and study the ways of living of Yangon citizens (which can observe the tradition and modern costume). Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon. 

Day 11: Yangon

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Twente

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Yangon (B)

twente-01After breakfast, transfer to the jetty for crossing the Yangon river with Mahaythi Cruise to Twente, located 24 km to the east of the capital. Famous for its pottery industry, visit a traditional pottery workshop where working methods have remained unchanged since generation and observe the daily life of the local people in this charming small town, Shwesandaw Pagoda with its impressive 75 m high Stupa. Return on board and have lunch during cursing back to Yangon. Overnight a t hotel.

 

Day 12: Departure Yangon

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(B)

yangon-departure-02Breakfast at hotel. Leisure till the flight time. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight to conclude this uniue experience.

 

 

 
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