12 Days – Yangon( Syriam) – Mandalay ( Mingun & Inwa) – River Boat to Bagan – Drive to Kalaw and Inlay lake – Fly back to Yangon
Day(1) Meet & greet:
On arrival at Yangon Airport you will be welcomed to Myanmar by your guide and transferred to your hotel to check in. Company responsible person is going to meet at your hotel do briefing for entire tour.
Day(2) Tour of Yangon & Syriam
Your journey begins at 08:30 tour through Yangon’s colonial style city centre centrifugal from Sule Pagoda, which dates back some 2,000 years; the magnificent reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi; and make a photo stop at the Karawiek Hall, a ‘hamsa bird shaped’ floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake. Afterward extend your trip to Syriam, at the other side of Yangon river. Syriam ground is mounted with hillocks. View Yangon over the river from Shin Mway Lun hillock. Visit ruined Portugee church built in 1750 and maybe if time permits stroll a village nearby. Complete your first day with an extended visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments, the Shwedagon Pagoda. Make your own arrangements for dinner, either in the hotel or at restaurant.
Note & Condition
- Spend 2 days in Yangon could be reduced one. In this case client must arrive by morning flight. Syriam will be skipped.
Day(3) Yangon – Mandalay by luxury passenger Bus
Yangon – Naypyidaw – Mandalay * 563 km by new highway road @ 8 hrs driving.
Yangon departure 08:30 AM / Arrival Mandalay Eta 5:00 PM including 2 time stops at 115 M and 285 M station.
After your breakfast, you will be transferred to Aung Mingalar highway bus station. The highway road was built through the spur of Bago mountain ranges. Enjoy the ride comfortably and have the land experience “the road to Mandalay”. Upon arrival Kywe Sekan highway bus station, you will be transferred to your hotel in Mandalay.
Note & Condition
- The passenger buses to Mandalay are quite comfortable. The space of the seat is adequate also recline back a good amount to help you rest. Latrine in the coach, we will use as possible as 2+1 seat per row.
Day(4) Mandalay – Mingun village
After breakfast set out to experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay – first heading to Mandalay Hill natural watch tower for the view of city. the Golden Palace Monastery, a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda the world’s largest ‘book’, made of marble. Visit a traditional hand-woven silk workshop as well as a Kalaga tapestry craftsman’s shop. Proceed to one of the most revered religious monuments , the Mahamuni Pagoda. Lunch break.
At late afternoon from the Mandalay Gawwein jetty, an hour short boat ride up-river to reach Mingun, located at the other side of the Ayeyarwaddy river and north of Mandalay. The boat ride feasts you pleasant as one can learn the ways of local life along the river. Visit Pathodawgyi – believed to be one of the largest brick based in the world ; Mingun bell – said to be world’s biggest un-cracked and ringing bell and Myatheindan pagoda represents for Buddhist cosmology. Return to Mandalay viewing sunset over the river.
Day(5) Amarapura – Inwa
After breakfast there is an excursion to Amarapura, 10 miles from Mandalay to visit Mahagandayon Monastery where a thousand monks live and study. You will have the opportunity to observe the monks having their last meal of the day in total silence. Continue to the 200 year old U Bein teak bridge which was built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was the capital. The Bagaya Monastery will fascinate you with its intriguing collection of Buddha statues. After lunch at a local restaurant a short drive brings you to Myitnge River for the short boat trip across the river to the former Royal Capital of Inwa (Ava) where a horse-drawn carriage is waiting. You will visit Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remains of a palace building nicknamed “the leaning tower of Ava”; the Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, built of brick and stucco and Bargayar Monastery, famous for its ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. Later return to your hotel in Mandalay.
Day(6) Mandalay – Bagan by Ayeyarwaddy river – River vessel RV Shwekeinnery or RV Malika
Ayeyarwaddy(Irrawaddy) is the longest and largest river in Myanmar. Between Mandalay – Bagan is 130 sea mile long. Travel on a whole day along the silvery Ayeyarwaddy River, enjoying the sights and sound of a river life.
Note & Condition
- The river cruises between Mandalay and Bagan operate subject to enough occupancy , nautical condition. If no cruises , alteration by private car or by flight paying extra.
After breakfast, the sights of Bagan bygone era starting from Minanthu village area where there are plenty of ruined temples remained. Continue the day with visits to Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; Ku Byanuk Gyi, a temple with superb murals of Jataka scenes; Khay Min Ga Temple, noted for its panoramic view of the area’s numerous monuments and Ananda Temple, the finest structure. After lunch excursion to treasured handicrafts being made of a lacquer-ware craftsman’s workshop. Manuha Temple, built in the Mon style in 1059, and follow on to Nanbaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument said to have been the palace of King Manuha. Next you will explore the Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, famous for its mural paintings which fall under the protection of UNESCO. Afterwards set off for Bupaya Pagoda or Mingala Zedi Stupa where you can watch the sunset over the plain of Bagan.
Day(8) Bagan – Mt Popa
After breakfast visit the Pyathatgyi Temple in Min Nan Thu Village; Phaya Thone Zu and Nandamanya Temples both noted for their exquisite 13th century murals and Kyat Kan Cave monastery which is a famous meditation retreat in Bagan. You will also see some farming villages around Bagan which will give you an insight into the lives of the local people. After lunch at a local restaurant in Bagan, proceed to Mt Popa national park.
Mt Popa stands at 65 km south-east of Bagan. Mt Popa is actually an extinct volcano which of peak is 1518 m above sea level. A huge volcanic plug sits beside is a dramatic looking Popa Taung Kalat. Unnaturally rising up from almost flat ground at 737 metres unlike anything else around it. Mt Popa area covered with forest and champak flower is the symbol of this mountain. For those who believe, it is home of the 37 nats( spiritual beings). Overnight at Popa Mountain resort.
Day(9) Popa- Kalaw – Inle lake over land by road with private car – 8 hr drive
All the way enjoying the landscape – the flat and low mountain ridges, villages, cultivation, animal husbandry then climb over Shan Plateau which is 1300- 1600 meter above sea level. En-route stops at Meikhtila, Yinmarbin and Kalaw for refreshing and lunch. Arrive Inlay lake before sunset. Overnight at a hotel set at lakeside.
Day(10) Inle lake
Inlay lake exists at 2950 ft above sea level. Visit by boat on the amazing Inle Lake to see the famous leg rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing, village life and the magnificent scenery. After lunch at a local restaurant on the lake itself, you will visit the Phaungdaw U Pagoda, one of the main shrines in Myanmar which date back to the 18th century; the Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, famous for its jumping cats trained by monks; the weaving village of Inpawkhon. Late afternoon return to the hotel set at lakeside.
Day(11) Inle lake- Indein
After breakfast, one of the local markets in the Inle Lake region (on market days only).Walk and excursion about the villages around the shore of lakes. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant on the lake itself. Later depart by boat for the western shore of the lake, where you will find the beginning of a long stair path leading to the well hidden Inndein Pagoda complex. Here you will see one of the most amazing historical sights on the shore of the lake consisting of hundreds of small stupas overgrown by moss and vegetation. After sightseeing return to your hotel in Nyaung Shwe, the gate way town of Inlay lake. You will have chance stroll about Nyaung Shwe – pick up souvenir, taste local Shan food.
Day(12) Heho- Yangon by flight Etd 09:30 ( 1:00 hr flying)
Yangon – Onward oversea departure by PM flight.
After breakfast, transfer to Heho airport. Upon arrival Yangon, you will be free to explore Yangon or hunt for souvenirs. When it is time to check in for your flight you will be transferred to the airport for the return flight to onward destination.
Bye Bye- Kyay Zu Tin Bar De
Price per person in the party of( US Dollar)
Hotel stay is based in Twin / Dbl per room.
Single room Supplement
Note: Typical exploration programme expect for small group 2-6. No organize for single traveler.
|Yangon||Sweet hotel( Sup)|
|Mandalay||Silver Swan( sup) or Silver Star|
|Mt Popa||Popa Mountain resort( Sup)|
|Inlay lake||Hupin Khaung Daing resort( Sup) orSky lake resort ( Sup)|
|Nyaung Shwe||Hupin hotel( Sup)|
- Accommodation with breakfast only
- Ground transfers and transportation by private A/C vehicles
- Domestic Public Bus / boat / air ticket
- Bagan – Popa – Inle lake by private car
- Services included in the program (Tours-excursions-entrance fees-boat fees)
- Airport porters, mineral water
- English speaking guide throughout the trip
- Any lunch & Dinner
- Drinks, Beverages, Tips, Personal expenses
- Services not mentioned in the service include part