Myanmar Round Trip – (15 Days/14 Nights)

Kalaw Travel Myanmar
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  • Day 1: Arrival, transfer to Hotel and sightseeing in Yangon - O/N in Yangon.
    Day 2 : Yangon – Bago sightseeing – Golden Rock - O/N in Golden Rock
    Day 3 : Golden Rock sightseeing - Taungoo - O/N in Taungoo
    Day 4 : Taungoo - Naypyitaw – Kalaw - O/N in Kalaw
    Day 5 : Kalaw– Shabin ( Trekking ) (L,D)
    Day 6 : Shabin – Teetain (trekking) (B,L,D)
    Day 7 : Teetain - Thandaung (trekking) – Naung Shwe ( Trekking / Boat )
    Day 8 : Inle Lake sightseeing ( By Boat )
    Day 9 :Inle Lake - Pindaya - Mandalay - O/N in Mandalay
    Day 10 : Amurapura – Sagaing – Innwa - O/N in Mandalay
    Day 11 : Mingun & Mandalay sightseeing - O/N in Mandalay
    Day 12 : Mandalay – Mt Popa - Bagan - O/N in Bagan
    Day 13 : Bagan full day sightseeing - O/N in Bagan
    Day 14 : Bagan sightseeing- O/N in Bagan
    Day 15 : Bagan – Pyay - O/N in Pyay
    Day 16 : Pyay – Yangon - O/N in Yangon
    Day 17 : Yangon Departure

  • Day 01 : 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, to explore the city center and its fabulous mix of architecture and sites.The streets are filled with historical buildings many of which have a faded colonial charm not seen elsewhere in Asia. You’ll start at the post office – a lovely historic building- and walk to Sule Paya in the middle of downtown, passing by Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument along the way. Then visit Little India and Chinatown, a colorful cacophony of restaurants, temples and markets. Reach Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market, where there is time to browse through the dozens of stalls and shops. This is Yangon’s best market for handicrafts and other goods. (Note: Market is closed on Mondays and public holidays).Lunch at a local restaurant where delicious Burmese cuisine is served in a clean, comfortable environment.After lunch we’ll visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. A visit to Kyaukhtatgyi provides a great overview of Buddhism with murals depicting the life of Buddha, the feet of the statue carved with traditional symbols and often many locals gathering to pay homage and pray.

    Continue to a local tea shop for a chance to experience an integral part of Burmese life: drinking tea! Select from an array of snacks and enjoy a coffee or tea as you sit amid businessmen, friends and families who gather at the tea shop to socialize or conduct business.Next your guided tour goes to Kandawagyi Park, one of central Yangon’s greenest spots. Here you will see the glittering Karaweik barge, a replica of the royal barge, and the vast lake with views of Shwedagon in the background.From here, continue to Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Although the origins of the pagoda are unclear, the local legend states that the original structure was built 2600 years ago then renovated several times until taking its current shape in the 15th century. The 8-sided central stupa is 99 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf and is surrounded by 64 smaller stupas and your guide will show you around the massive complex, explaining why this temple is so revered. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point.

    Meals:  –

    Accommodation: Yangon

    Day 02 : Yagnon – Bago – Kyaikhtiyoe ( Golden Rock Pagoda )

    In the morning breakfast at hotel, Today we will visit to Bago. which is 80km from Yangon (2hours driving) .While arrive to Bago, first visit to the Kyikepun four faces Pagoda images, KyatkhatwineBuddhist 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 .When we reach to Kimpun base camp we leave our private car in the truck station.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 beat 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 (Kyaikhtiyo) 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 onthe edge of the steep rock hill for over 2500 years. The night will be spent in Golden Rock.

    Meals:  –Breakfast

    Accommodation: Kyaikhtiyoe

    Day 03 : Kyaikhtiyoe Pagoda ( Golden Rock ) – Taungoo

    Today 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 we will have our lunch at local Restaurant on the way to Taungoo .on the way we visit Moyongyi Bird Centuary to watch the flocks of water ducks. Learn the purchasing of vegetables and fruits at Baina village. Stop at Thuhtaykon village to see the remains of Indian farmers since the British time. Zeyawaddy is the biggest Indian town where many Indian descendant live. They were forced to come Myanmar by the British to establish the rice plantations. Some visit Taungoo in and around . The night will be spent in Taungoo.

    Meals:  –Breakfast

    Accommodation: Taungoo

    Day 04 : 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 visit Naypyidaw.It’s has been the capital of Myanmar since November 6th, 2005. Naypyidaw (also called as Naypyidaw or Nay Pyi Taw) is generally translated as “royal capital it was used as a suffix to the names of royal capitals, such as Mandalay, which was called (Yadanabon Naypyidaw). The name “Naypyidaw” in Burmese means “Royal City of the Sun”. Naypyitaw City Tour includes the Myoma Market is currently a commercial hub of Naypyidaw. The Naypyidaw Zoological Garden opened in 2008 with some 420 animals and it has a climate-controlled penguin house and it is the largest zoo in Burma. The Naypyidaw Safari Park and Similar in size and shape to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Uppatasanti Pagoda was completed in 2009. This new pagoda is named the Uppatasanti or “Peace Pagoda”.Thenstart driving on the ranges of the mountains up to Kalaw but stop at Yinmarbin village to watch the country life of the people, and then continue to Kalaw.Over night stay at hotel in Kalaw.

    Meals:  –Breakfast

    Accommodation: Kalaw

    Day 05 : Kalaw– Shabin (trekking)

    Early morning start your 3 days trekking trip. The road and trail goes through beautiful scenery. On the way visit the villages of Palaung, Danu, Pao and Taung Yoe. Your local station tour guide Ko Paul will introduce you to the villagers and will show you the traditional ways of life. Lunch in Hinkhagone a Palaung village. The path goes up and down. Native along the way do the plantation for Tea leaves, Coffee, Cordial leaves, Mustard, Ginger, Malt Rice, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Sesame. Late afternoon you will arrive to Shabin a typical Danu village with 12th Century old wooden monastery. Dinner and overnight in the village.

    Meals:  – Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Home Stay

    Day 06 : Shabin – Teetain (trekking)

    After your breakfast at the monastery continue your trekking trip. It is about 7 hours trekking. The people in this area grow fruits; Arvogado, Banana, Oranges, Jack fruits, Papaya. You will have the chance to see the crab apple trees along the way together with some shady Banyan trees. Lunch at Pawke a Pao village. After lunch you have to walk for another 3½ hours to Teetain a typical Pao village. Native along this way do the plantation especially for Ginger. Dinner and overnight in the village.

    Meals:  – Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Home Stay

    Day 07 : Teetain – Thandaung (Trekking) – Nyaung Shwe

    After breakfast continue the 5 hours trekking trip to the shore of the Inle lake. The trail goes through beautiful scenery of Bamboo forest. The natives of Pao, Taung Yoe and Intha along the way grow fruits; Banana, Papaya, Potato and Beans. Lunch at lower Thandaung village. In the afternoon transfer by boat to your hotel.

    Meals:  – Breakfast,Lunch,

    Accommodation: Nyaung Shwe

    Day 08 : Inle Lake sightseeing

    In the morning after breakfast. Morning drive to Nyaung Shwe Jetty. 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.

    Meals:  – Breakfast,

    Accommodation: Nyaung Shwe

    Day 09 : Inle Lake – Pindaya – Mandalay

    In the morning drive to Pindaya and visit 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. visit ; Beautiful Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which is a very interesting red painted teak wood 19th century building with oval windows. Afternoon drive to Mandalay. Arrive at Manalay late evening, proceed to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Mandalay.

    Meals:  – Breakfast,

    Accommodation: Mandalay

     

    Day 10 : Mandalay – Amarapura – Innwa – Sagaing

    Breakfast at hotel. Today we visit Mahamuni Image – a bronze Buddha image castled during the life time of Buddha himself, Tapestry works, Wood carving & bronze castling workshops, Marble carving workshop and silk weaving home cottage and then visit Mahagandaryone Monastery a famous Buddhist monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study Buddhist literature, 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 1.2km-long U Bein Wooden Bridge built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was the royal capital.

    Meals:  – Breakfast,

    Accommodation: Mandalay

    Day 11 : River Cruise 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. Then transfer back to Mandalay. After lunch, sightseeing includes Mahamuni Buddha Image with its spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layer of gold leaves, 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 engraved with Buddhist scriptures and enjoy the sunset at Mandalay Hill, advantage point for a panoramic view of the city.

    Meals:  – Breakfast

    Accommodation: Mandalay

    Day 12 : Mandalay  – 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.

    Meals:  – Breakfast

    Accommodation: Bagan

    Day 13 : 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.

    Meals:  – Breakfast

    Accommodation: Bagan

    Day 14 : 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.

    Meals:  – Breakfast

    Accommodation: Bagan

    Day 15 : 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).

    Meals:  – Breakfast

    Accommodation: Pyay

    Day 16 : 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.

    Meals:  – Breakfast

    Accommodation: Yangon

    Day 17 : Yangon – Departure

    Today is the last day in Myanmar. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the departure flight.

    Meals:  – Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

     

  • Tour Class/Group 2 Pax 3-6 Pax 7-9 Pax 10-14 Pax Single Sup Remark

    Price Including

    - Twin or double sharing hotel accommodation ( 14 nights )
    - All necessary private air-con car transfer and transportation for sightseeing
    - Experienced English language Speaking Guides in each city
    - Entrance Fees & Zone Fees as per mentioned program
    - Trekking Tour from Kalaw to Inle Lake
    - Private Boat for ( Mingun , Inle Lake )
    - Horse Cart for ( Innwa ( Ava )
    - Meals: daily breakfast at the hotel


    Price Excluding

    - Visa Fee
    - Travel Insurance
    - International flights in / out
    - Meals ( Lunches & Dinners )
    - International airport departure tax ( 10 $ pp )
    - Personal expense (Camera fee, Laundry, Soft drink, Tips etc.. )
    - Extra tours not mentioned in the program


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