Cover Area: Bagan - Bago - Hpa An - Inle Lake - Kalaw - Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock Pagoda) - Mandalay - Mawlamyaing - Pindaya - Pyay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Taungoo - Yangon
Duration: 19 Days - 18 Nights
Starts/Ends: Yangon / Yangon
Tour Type: Boat Cruising - Sightseeing
Activity Level: Classic & Culture Tours
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
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Day 1: Arrival, transfer to Hotel and sightseeing in Yangon - O/N in Yangon.
Day 2: Overland drive to Kyaikhtiyo with visit Bago - O/N in Kyaikhtiyo
Day 3: Visit around Kyaikhtiyo and Overland drive to Mawlayine - O/N in Mawlayine
Day 4: Mawlayine Sightseeing - O/N in Mawlamyine
Day 5: From Mawlayin drive to Hpa an sightseeing - O/N in Hpa an
Day 6: From Hpa an drive to Taungoo - O/N in Taungoo
Day 7: From Taungoo drive to Kalaw with visit Naypyitaw - O/N in Kalaw
Day 8: Overland drive to Inlay Lake with visit Pindaya - O/N in Inlay
Day 9: Inlay Lake Sightseeing - O/N in Inlay
Day 10: In Dein Village Sightseeing then drive to Mandalay - O/N in Mandalay
Day 11: visit around Innwa, Sagaing and Amurapura - O/N in Mandalay
Day 12: Visit to Pyin Oo Lwin and around Mandalay - O/N in Mandalay
Day 13: From Mandalay drive to Monywa - O/N in Monywa
Day 14: From Monywa drive to Bagan with visit Mt Popa - O/N in Bagan
Day 15: Bagan Sightseeing - O/N in Bagan
Day 16: Bagan sightseeing - O/N in Bagan
Day 17: From Bagan drive to Pyay - O/N in Bagan
Day 18: From Pyay overland drive back to Yangon - O/N in Yangon
Day 19: Depart from Yangon
Day 01 : Arrive Yangon ( Sightseeing )
Arrive at Yangon International Airport, pick up by our company representative. After check in hotel go for sightseeing to the downtown area then, we visit over 2000-years old Sule pagoda and enjoy photographing for a panoramic view of city. Proceed to Mahabandoola Park with Independent Monument ~ have a memorable scene of colonial building ,historical Botahtaung pagoda you will see the Yangon Raiver view,then go to National Museum-05 storey building which displays all about Myanmar, mainly the Lion Throne of the last king of Myanmar, who exiled to India in 1886.enjoy lunch at Restaurant. Afternoon,visit to Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market for shopping and then we proceed to the biggest Chaukhtetgyi reclining Buddha statue-72 meters long huge colossal image and Ngahtetgyi sitting Buddha image after that Kabar Aye (World Peace)Pagoda,Maha Pasana Cave and Shwe Taw Myat (Buddha Tooth Relic Pagoda) and Lawka Chanthar Arbayar Laba Muni Buddha Image and then we visit to watch white elephant .In the evening we go to the Kandawgyi Lake for photo taking and sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, over 2500-years-old gigantic golden stupa in Yangon. It is the holiest place of the Buddhist people and land mark of the country then transfer back to hotel.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 02 : Bago – Kyaikhtiyoe Pagoda ( Golden Rock )
In the morning, we will visit to Bago on this day tour highlights are many Mon ancient monuments in Bago. which is 80km from Yangon 2 hours driving .While arrive to Bago, first visit to the Kyikepun four faces Pagoda images, Mon weaving villages, Kyatkhatwine Buddhist monastery, Shwetharlyaung reclining Buddha image, originally built in 994 AD and also visit Mahazedi Pagoda and Shwemawdaw pagoda the highest stupa which dominated the town. After that we visit olden Kanbawzathardi Palace of King Bayintnaung .Then overland drive to Kyaikhtiyo .We will have our lunch on the way and leave our private car in the truck station at the first based camp. And then, proceed to upper camp by taking a public open truck for 45 minutes driving along the hair-pin-bens road among the forests mountains. And then we are trekking for two and half kilometers to be at the top. After taking a short rest at hotel, visit to the attractive places around Kyaikhtiyoe area such as Ye-The-Taung, Mok-So-Taung , crow mouth cave etc. we have dinner at local Restaurant . The Golden rock is located on the top of the mountain and shape as in a large boulder positioned well balanced on the cliff of that mountain. It appears that it seems to be going against the force of gravity from the spur of the cliff. After dinner, we visit Golden Rock Pagoda on the summit of the hazy blue mountain. It is famous for its magical point between gigantic boulder and high steep rock. .It has stood on the edge of the steep rock hill for over 2500 years. The night will be spent in Golden Rock.
Day 03 : Kyaikhtiyoe Pagoda ( Golden Rock ) – Mawlamyine
Early morning after breakfast we visit to the other attractive places around Golden Rock Pagoda then go down to the ground ( Base-camp) by truck to our Car then continue drive to Mawlamyine and visit Thaton and Pha-an on the way. Thaton is about 1 hr drive from Kyaikhtiyo, which served as the first great ancient capital of the Mon Empire, visit Shwezayan Pagoda; believed to contain four of the Buddha’s teeth and see Thagyapaya Pagoda; decorated with various terra-cotta glazed tiles, dating from the 11lh and 12th Cent. Then, passing through Hpa-an (the capital of Kayin state) noted for Katkon cave which is famous for ancient Buddha sculpture Bayint Nyi cave.
Overnight in Mawlamyine.
Day 04 : Mawlamyine Full Day Sightseeing
In the morning after breakfast drive to Thanbyuzayat, about 65km south of Mawlamyine. One can visit a large and we kept war cemetery. Drive to Kyaikkanii, located 24 km northeast of Thanbyuzayat a metal-roofed Buddhist shrine complex perched over the sea and reached via a long two-level causeways; the lower level is submerged during high tide. Continue to Setse beach, located 24km south of Kyaikkanii, during the British colonial period, there was a bustling holiday center.Drive back to Mawlamyine and on the way visit to Kyaikmaraw Pagoda; covered brick walkways lead to and around the main square sanctuary in typical Mon style from the 15th Cent. The huge main Buddha image sits in a ‘European pose’ with the legs hanging down and as sitting on a chair rather than in much more common cross-legged manner. Continue to Kyaikthanlan and most visible stupa which offers fine views over the city and harbour and enjoy the sunset.
Overnight in Mawlamyine.
Day 05: Mawlamyine – Hpa An
In the morning breakfast at hotel, we will start your scenic drive to Hpa An. On the way you will have a chance to visit several fascinating sites. Just outside of the city stop at Kha Yon Cave, a beautiful natural cave where locals do come to worship and say their prayers to ask for good health and prosperity. In addition to viewing the many Buddha statues you will also see many beautiful stalagmites and stalactites which have formed natural over the centuries. After that we stop at Kadoe Kawnat village where you will visit Kawnat Monastery. This magnificent monastery with beautiful woodcarving was built a century ago by a villager named U Nar Ouat, who was famed in those days for his wealth and generosity. It was because of his donation that this religious site was build nearby his village.Upon arrival at Hpa An, you will first visit Kyauk Kalat, a pagoda which is built on layers of natural rock formations. Flanked by a Lake, the scenery guarantees a great photo opportunity. Proceed to the foot hill of the 722 m high Mt. Zwe Kabin. This sacred mountain has several thousand identical Buddha statues lined up at its base. Continue with a short walk to the waterfalls where you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, continue your sightseeing with a visit to Kaw Gun Cave also known as the ‘Cave of the Ten Thousand Buddhas’. As you walk through the cave, you will see more than 2000 votive tablets of Lord Buddha and Mon inscriptions. One inscription is so ancient that, to this day, no scholar has been able to interpret it.
Overnight in Hpa an.
Day 06: Hpa An – Taungoo
In the morning after breakfast transfer to the local jetty this morning for a boat ride on the Than Lwin River. You will cruise along the river for around 1 hour to the Dhamma Vizaya Pagoda and a hill locally known as Linnoh Gu (Bat Cave). Nowadays this cave has been sealed off by a door to avoid unwanted visitors who come to collect the very fertile compost produced by the large bat community. Stop to visit both the pagoda and the area around the cave, enjoying the peaceful atmosphere and wonderful views.Return to the jetty and continue to Taungoo.
Overnight stay in Taungoo.
Day 07: Taungoo – Naypyitaw – Kalaw
Breakfast at hotel and morning sightseeing in Taungoo and proceed to Kalaw, Hill station is 1400 metre above the sea level.on the way we can view the Burmese Cheroot making in Tatkone. Learn the cottage industry of dairy product in Yamethin. Stretch out our legs by walking a bit near the Meikhtila lake. Then start driving on the ranges of the mountains up to Kalaw but stop at Yinmarbin village to watch the country life of the people, Continue to Kalaw .
Overnight in Kalaw.
Day 08: Kalaw – Pindaya – Inle lake
In the morning drive to Pindaya cave in which thousand of Buddha Images are adorned at every corner of the niche. Again stop at Ngetpyawtaw village to learn the Local bamboo umbrella making and village, then to Yechansin village to study the Bamboo hat making. Then transfer to Naung Shwe . Lunch and Dinner at decent restaurant.
Overnight in Naung Shwe.
Day 09 : Inle Lake Full Day Sightseeing
In the morning after breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Nyaung Shwe Jetty. Afternoon sightseeing by private boat. Sightseeing includes; a chance to see the leg-rowing fishermen. Continue to see the floating gardens, built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Explore in and around the lake by small boat. Learn the life of fishermen, and floating gardens on which fruits, flowers, and vegetables are grown. Visit Nampan market or Ywama floating market or another one (depend on five days’ movement) to watch the colorful minorities of Shan State. Phaungdawoo Pagoda is right in the center of the lake and famous for it’s five shapeless Buddha Images heavily gilded with gold. Then continue to floating village to learn the daily life of Intha people. Visit Silversmith, hand loom weaving in Einpawkone village, and boat making. Ngahpechaung Monastery is one of the famous for its’ well trained jumping cats.
Overnight in Naung Shwe.
Day 10 : Inle lake – Mandalay
Today we go to Mandalay but before we go to Mandalay after breakfast, we visit In Dein Village in the south of the lake by private boat. Afternoon drive to Mandalay. Arrive at Manalay late evening, proceed to hotel. Lunch and Dinner at decent restaurant.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 11 : Mandalay – Amarapura – Innwa – Sagaing
Breakfast at hotel. Today we visit an ancient of Amarapura,visit Mahagandaryone Monastery a famous Buddhist monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study Buddhist literature, Mahamuni Image – a bronze Buddha image castled during the lifetime of Buddha himself, Tapestry works, Wood carving & bronze castling workshops, Marble carving workshop and silk weaving home cottage. After lunch, proceed sightseeing to the former royal capital of Inwa (Ava), reached by a short boat trip. Visits by horse-drawn carriage include Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remains of a palace building nicknamed “leaning tower of Ava”, Mahaaungmye Bonzan Monastery (built of bricks and stucco) and Bargayar Monastery, famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. Then, drive to Sagaing Hill over AVA Bridge across the Ayeyarwaddy River. Sagaing Hill are dotted with pagodas and there are over 500 monasteries and meditation centers, a retreat for 6000 monks and nuns. Visit Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, U Min Thonse Pagoda.And then drive back to Mandalay on the way back to Mandalay enjoy the beautiful sunset at 1.2 km-long U Bein Wooden Bridge built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was the royal capital.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 12 : Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning drive up to Pyin Oo Lwin Hill Station over 1000 meter above sea level. It is well-known for its colonial-style houses with large compound and pine trees, eucalyptus and silver-oak abound in town. Visit National Kandawgyi Gardens, Pwe Kauk and Anisakan Waterfalls. Goteik Viaduct and Peik Chin Myaung Caves. Late afternoon, back to Mandalay. Lunch and Dinner at decent restaurant.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 13 : Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay
After breakfast, boat excursion (one hour each way) up the AYEYARWADDY RIVER to MINGUN, site of the world’s largest intact bronze bell, 3.7 meters high and weighting 87 tons. Also visit the huge but unfinished Mingun Paya (built with the intention of being the world’s biggest pagoda) and the beautiful Hsinbyume Paya, Settawya Pagoda, Myatheindan Pagoda with seven concentric terraces at the base. Transfer to the hotel in Mandalay. After lunch, sightseeing includes Mahamuni Buddha Image with its spectacular buddha image covered with thick layer of gold leaves, Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung (or 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 engraved with Buddhist scriptures. Finally, enjoy the sunset time at Mandalay Hill by overlooking the panoramic view from the hill.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 14 : Monywa – Mt Popa – Bagan
Today we go to ancient Bagan,after breakfast we drive to Bagan on the way we visit Mt.Popa, an extinct volcano (1500-meters high) which is known as “Home of the Spirits”and the oasis of the central Myanmar dry zone and with a shrine dedicated to animist spirits known as “Nats”. For the energetic, time to climb 777 steps to a shrine at the top of the volcanic plug accompanied by a crowd of monkeys. This effort will be rewarded many times by the extraordinary panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. Popa National Park with dense sandal wood forest and rare species of birds and butterflies, Local market are worth to see and observe the life of rural area on the way such as producing the palm sweets We may stop several places for making the photos and knowing the countryside. Then proceed to Bagan.
Overnight in Bagan.
Day 15 : Bagan Full Day Sightseeing
In the morning after breakfast we start visit with 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 Ananda temple, 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 Bagan Plain. Then study 12th century mural painting inside the Gubyaukgyi temple, built in 1113 by princess Rajakumar. After that, visit a local family workshop to watch about the production process of lacquer ware, one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. Evening highlights are Manuhar pagoda – built by king Manuhar, probably to portray his life as a POW ( Prisoner Of War ); unfinished Dhamagyi temple – Bagan’s most massive temple built in 1167 AD. Finally, breathtaking sunset from Shwesandaw Pagoda – most popular sunset-viewing spots in Bagan.
Overnight in Bagan.
Day 16 : Bagan Full Day Sightseeing
Highlight for today: Lawkhananda Pagoda – look over Ayeyarwaddy river from Bu Paya-pagoda with bulbous dome resembling the ‘ Bu’ or gourd; Dhama Yazaka Zedi – located in Pwasaw village & built in 1196 AD; Nagayon pagoda – a very elegant form with a standing stucco image of Buddha under the hood of a huge naga ( serpent ); Kyansit-tha Umin- where you can see murals painting from the 13th century; Ananda Okkyaung-a brick monastery with 18th century mural paintings; Nathlaung Kyaung – the only remaining Hindu temple in Bagan; Than day Kyar – Buddha Image built with solid sand stones in 13th century; Sulamani Temple – a red brick temple features delicate masonry work; Lawka Teikpan pagoda – quick small in size is of considerable importance owing to fine frescoes and ink inscriptions dated 12 century; Htilominlo Temple – known for its elaborate plaster moldings dated 1211 AD; Nan Paya – ne of the two sand stone temples in Bagan. Finally, breathtaking sunset from Pyat Thet Gyi temple.
Overnight in Bagan.
Day 17 : Bagan – Pyay
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning leave for Pyay City. On the way you can view the Myanmar People life style. Arrive at Pyay and relax at hotel and sightseeing includes: Thaya Khittaya (Sri Ksetra), an archaeological site of the ancient Pyu capital(5th – 9th century).
Overnight in Pyay.
Day 18 : Pyay – Yangon
In the morning after mbreakfast we visit to Shwe San Daw Pagoda, Bawbawgyi Pagoda and around Pyay. Then we leave back for Yangon and Sightseeing can be made on the way to Yangon. Arrive at Yangon and proceed to hotel. Lunch and Dinner at decent restaurant.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 19 : Yangon – Departure
Today is the last day in Myanmar. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
Tour Class/Group 2 Pax 3-6 Pax 7-9 Pax 10-14 Pax Single Sup Remark Standard USD USD USD USD USD No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
- Twin or double sharing hotel accommodation ( 11 nights )
- Train Thicket fare for ( Yangon - Mandalay )
- Private boat fare from Mandalay to Mingun and Innwa ( Ava )
- 02 Domestic Flight tickets: ( Bagan - Heho and Heho - Yangon )
- Boat Thicket fare from Bagan to Mandalay
- Private Boat fare for Inle Lake and Indein sightseeing
- Horse Cart for sightseeing around Innwa ( Ava )
- All necessary private air con car transfer and transportation for sightseeing
- Tour and sightseeing with station experienced English or other language Speaking Guides in each city
- Entrance Fees & Zone Fees as per mentioned program
- Visa Fee
- International flights in / out
- Meals ( Lunches & Dinners )
- Yangon international airport departure tax ( 10 $ pp )
- Personal expense ( Camera fee, Laundry, Soft drink, Tips etc.. )