We welcome you to the golden land of Myanmar to start your classic adventure. Our adventure starts exploring this biggest city of Myanmar Yangon consisting of Chauk Htet Kyi Reclining Buddha, the 3rd largest one in Myanmar and also goes to walk around Kandawgyi Park, take pictures of Karaweik Hall and also get an incredible far-off sight of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Next, we will most likely to BogyokeAung San Market where we can see 2,000 sprawling shops of clothing, gemstones, as well as fashion jewelry, Myanmar traditional arts & crafts and souvenirs. Later, we will certainly walk the city and also beverage local tea to learn the tea culture of Myanmar peoples at Regional Tea Shop (Optional). Finally, here comes the time for the work of art of your first day in Myanmar so allows go inside the Grand Shwedagon Pagoda at night for the most stunning experience. Later in the evening, we return to our hotel.
Note: Bogyoke Aung San Market is closed on every Monday.
Yangon – Bago - Golden Rock
After breakfast at the hotel, start a drive to Golden Rock. En route, visit World War 2 Cemetery for a photo stops then visit KyaKhat A glass of wine monastery where over 1000 monks are finding out Buddha scripture as well as we can observe monastic lives. We will continue to a restaurant for lunch and also drive straight to Kimpun base camp.
On arrival at base camp, it would be our amazing time to take an open truck ride up the mountain. After refreshment at the hotel, we will wander around Golden Rock as well as enjoy the sunset. Then we will stay overnight at Mountain Top hotel.
Golden Rock – Bago - Yangon (Overnight train to Bagan)
Enjoy sunrise if you like to. After morning meal at the hotel, we will take the vehicle to base camp as well as drive back to Yangon. En route, we will visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda (the spirit of Bago) and also Kanbawzathardi Palace which is the palace of the 2nd Myanmar dynasty to check out even more about the history of Myanmar Kings. Afterward, we will go to Shwetharlyaung as well as go to 4 encountering Buddha pictures, it is so-called Kyaik pun Pagoda and after that drives back to Yangon. Our driver will drop you off at the train station to take the overnight train to Bagan.
Arrival to Bagan
On arrival in Bagan, we will transfer to the hotel and take the refreshment. This afternoon, our Myanmar adventure begins with a see to Ananda temple, an architectural work of art which is one of Bagan's gorgeous temples built in the early Mon-Myanmar style. Ananda has 2 unique Buddha images and its expressions appear to change depending upon the range where the statue is viewed. From here we will visit Thatbyinnyu Temple, the highest possible temple in Bagan. Enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the plains from Nyaung Lat Phet Hill. Then we will stay overnight at the Hotel Sincere Smile in Bagan.
Explore Bagan Sightseeing
Today we will visit the rural village of Minnanthu, one of the places where you can see cotton weaving as well as harvesting of the crops. This will certainly be our starting point to explore Bagan's famous temples such as the Laymyathnar Monastery Complex, Phayathonsu Temple, and also Nandamannya with its mural paintings from the 13th century. We will bring you to one of the most effective neighborhoods dining establishments in Bagan for lunch and back to the hotel for a break of concerning 1-2 hours. Later this afternoon, we start with a visit to Myinkabar town where you can observe a conventional lacquerware workshop for the manufacturing of one of Myanmar's best-known inventions. Our trip remains to Manuha Temple with its huge Buddha images, Nanpaya Temple constructed with sandstone, and GubyaukGyi temple (Myinkaba) where you can see colorful mural paints. In the late afternoon, to capture the sundown, we will make our trip to the jetty for a slow-moving boat cruise down the Ayeyarwaddy River. As we travel downstream, we will see fishermen and riverside towns as well as a various sight of Bagan's temples.
Back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Bagan to Mandalay by day cruise
Early morning, the driver will come to our hotel and move us to the jetty for a one-day cruise ship from Bagan to Mandalay (Up Stream). At around 5:30 am, start to cast off from Bagan. On the way, enjoy a comfy as well as a safe trip aboard our modern cruise with our hospitable crew, while enjoying the spectacular view of historical monuments, charming landscapes, and glances of regional life along the river. When we will arrive at the jetty in Mandalay, our driver will certainly be waiting for you and also transfer you to the hotel.
Keep overnight stay at the hotel in Mandalay.
Discover three ancient cities
Today we head to the last Myanmar Kingdom's city, Mandalay, to explore more ancient cities of Myanmar. We will certainly take a public boat to travel to Ava (Innwa). Later, we will take the steed cart to check out some of the highlights including the 27-meter-high stonework watchtower, Nan Myint (also known as the "Leaning Tower of Innwa"), the Bagaya Abbey built with 276 teakwood pillars, and also observe a Myanmar tradition alms bowls workshop. We might keep discovering the close-by location by equine cart. After lunch, we will certainly check out the holy Sagaing Hill, the hub of Buddhism in Myanmar. We will drive to Amarapura for a romantic sunset at the renowned U Bein Bridge, made from teak logs and also slabs over 200 years earlier by Mayor U Bein. Afterward, we will return to the hotel.
Boat trip to Mingun
After breakfast, we drive to the Mandalay jetty for the boat trip to Mingun (simply 12 kilometers upstream from Mandalay on the west bank). Upon arrival, visit Pondaw Paya (a five-meter high structure) SettawyaPaya (the valued shrine with a footprint of the Buddha), as well as Mingun Pahtotawgyi, a massive incomplete monument stupa built by King BodawPaya. We will certainly additionally see the Mingun Bell (the world-renowned bell weighing 90 tonnes), and also Hsinbyume Paya (a depiction of the Sulamani Paya which stands atop Mt. Meru). Afternoon visiting there, we will be back to Mandalay and have lunch at a neighborhood Myanmar food dining restaurant. After lunch, we will continue Mandalay city check out and go to the Shwenandaw Kyaung. Our adventure continues with a visit to Kuthodaw Paya, much more frequently called the "globe's largest publication". The slabs of marble are etched with entire Tipitaka Buddhist scriptures. We will go up to the top of Mandalay Hill from where we can enjoy a birds-eye view of Mandalay and hopefully a beautiful sunset.
Overnight Stay in Mandalay.
Fly to Heho, excursion to Pindaya cave
We will fly from Mandalay to Heho airport as well as on arrival proceed to Pindaya by car (about a 2-hr drive). En route, we will see the gorgeous Shan mountain ranges and also many farms and also villages. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit the Pindaya Caves, an all-natural cave decorated with hundreds of small Buddha photos. We will visit a little family-run umbrella making a shop, cheroot-leaving making workshop and after that continue to Nyaung Shwe near the shores of Inle Lake. Then we will overnight in Nyaung Shwe.
Inle Lake - Indein village explore by boat
We will start Inle Lake sightseeing including floating islands, Heya Ywama Village, Phaung Daw Oo Phaya, and also the unique leg-rowers as well as their traditional style of fishing. We will also visit local family workshops which include jewelers, cheroot making, as well as weaving by the "long-neck" Padaung women. Lunch will be at a local dining establishment offering Inthar cuisine. En route to Indein Town, there will certainly be many chances to picture the tasks on and around the lake. We will visit the areas around Indein Village and also the ancient Shwe Indein Pagoda. As well as we will overnight in Nyaung Shwe or Inle Lake.
Fly back to Yangon and join departure flight
Today, we will fly back to Yangon and join the departure fight.
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