This our tour is a perfect combination of Burmese architecture tour and bird-watching tour, besides wonderful sightseeing along the way. From the beauty of Sule and Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon to a chain of temples and pagodas in Bagan, we have a details view ofBurmese unique architecture. Moeyingyi wetlands and Pho Kyar forest campwhich have been famous for bird-watching and a place for elephants tour for a long time is of course, two of the main destination in the tour. Natural beauty in Myanmar will be illustrate with the diverse fauna and flora include wild orchids and a lot of bird species.
|Day 1||Arrive Yangon||Yangon arrival, visit Sule Pagoda, Botahtaung Pagoda, Kandawgyu Park,...||N/A|
|Day 2||Yangon - Moeyungyi wetland||Drive to Moeyungyi wetlands for bird watching||B|
|Day 3||Moeyungyi Wetland - Pho Kyar Forest...||Drive to , proceed to Pho Kyar forest camp for bird watching in the...||B|
|Day 4||Pho Kyar Forest Camp||Exploring the nature life in Pho Kyar forest resort.||B|
|Day 5||Pho Kyar Forest Camp - Kalaw||Drive to Kalaw, relax and enjoy the beauty of this hill station||B|
|Day 6||Kalaw - Inle||Visit morning market in Kalaw, explore the local activities and...||B|
|Day 7||Inle||Visit PhaungDawOo Pagoda, Floating Garden, Unique leg rowers,...||B|
|Day 8||Inle - Heho - Bagan||Morning flight to Bagan, visits to Shwezigon Pagoda, Manuha Temple,...||B|
|Day 9||Bagan - Yangon||Explore Bagan by horse cart in morning, early afternoon flight to...||B|
|Day 10||Departure||Departure date||B|
Yangon arrival, visit Sule Pagoda, Botahtaung Pagoda, Kandawgyu Park, Chaukhtatgyi reclining Buddha, Shwedagon Pagoda
Upon arrive at Yangon Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in and then take a short rest after a flight.In the first day, we start our tour by driving to Sule Pagoda to visit a pagoda with 2000 years old in history. Located on a roundabout in downtown Yangon, the pagoda is known as the place contains a hair given by the Buddha to two Burmese merchants and unusual in the octagonal shape. Then, we will come to Botahtaung Pagoda near and stop at Yangon Rive Jetty. In the afternoon, we come to visit Kandawgyi Park and Chaukhtatgyi reclining Buddha. It is a chain of the pagodas in Yangon that reflect the architectural art of Burmese. In the late afternoon, we have a wonderful experience in Shwedagon Pagoda - the world largest and famous golden massive stupa, and now is considered as the place that you cannot pretermit when you come to Yangon.
Overnight in Yangon.
Drive to Moeyungyi wetlands for bird watching
After breakfast, we drive to Moeyungyi wetlands for a full time day of bird-watching. Moeyungyi wetlands develops from a water storage reservoir built in 1878,with the natural changes into wetlands in many years, from 1988, it is known as the Wildlife Bird Sanctuary. Every year, millions of birds usually fly from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern to escape the winter. Domestic birds and migratory birds make a diversity in species of bird in here. It is only take about 2 hours to drive from Yangon to there, along the Yangon - Mandalay highway. In the afternoon, bird-watching on the boat on the lake and observe the habitats of wetlands birds. According to the statistic figures, the total number of bird species now increase to 123, and some species are hard to find in other places. In addition to bird-watching, you can watch the livelihood of local populace, fauna and flora of the wetlands. At late afternoon, we have dinner and overnight in a hotel.
Drive to , proceed to Pho Kyar forest camp for bird watching in the forest
We spend all time in the morning to drive to Pho Kyar forest camp in Taungoo. After breakfast, we start a 154-mile trip by car, it is a bit long so that we maybe halt at one or some places for stretch your legs and taking some photographs of beautiful views along the way.In the afternoon, bird-watching in the forest. Pho Kyar Forest Resort is located in a foot-hill of Bago Yoma Mountain ranges and lies within the SaingYa tropical reserved forest. In here, you can study resident birds with many different species, such as Red Jungle Fowl, Chinese Frauolin lesser whistling Duck, Woodpeckers, Gray headed Parakeet.
Overnight at the lodge.
Exploring the nature life in Pho Kyar forest resort.
In this day, we come to Pho Kyar forest Resort to explore the natural life. This resort is considered as the ideal place for eco-tourism thanks to the prime location. Surrounded by a stream running in zigzag way and the fragrance of wild orchids, the camp is a natural shelter of birds. Fauna and flora has seasonal changes, with more than 150-year old teak and other commercial tree species, and different flowers, bring the completely different views of the forest. The beautiful and shady teak trees can give you a peaceful and a pleasant place which make the tourist attraction in here. In addition to the sound of birds, all of them give you a fascinating atmosphere. The stream with the fresh water supplies not only water for local residents but also a bathing place for elephants. See and play with elephants is one of the activities may be offered.
Overnight at Pho Kyar Elephant Resort.
Drive to Kalaw, relax and enjoy the beauty of this hill station
After breakfast, we drive from Taungoo to Kalaw. On the way of about 205 miles of length, there are many beautiful sightseeing. Kalaw is known as a beautiful pine clad hill station in Shan State, and thanks to the location at an elevation of 1320 meters, it owns a great weather and lovely scenery for relax. Be popular with the British during colonial rule in the past and was the main setting of the novel "The art of Hearing Heartbeats" by Jan Phillipp Sendker, the town now is one of the destinations on the way of the tour in Myanmar.
Overnight in Kalaw.
Visit morning market in Kalaw, explore the local activities and culture, drive to Pindaya Cave, visitInle Lake
After breakfast, we go around Kalaw for sightseeing and explore the local activities in the morning market. Along the way, you have a chance to understand about the local culture and their custom before halt at Pindaya Caves. Pindaya Caves are a Buddhist pilgrimage site and a tourist attraction located on a limestone ridge in the Myelat region. It is an architecture which includes 3 caves running north-south, but we only entered and explore the southern cave. In the cave, you can see approximate 9000 Buddha images made of various materials and about seventy unique images of the Bhisakkaguru tradition dating to the late 18th century. They are unique in that the styling of hair, eyes, nose, ears, robe are different from most other images from Burma. After that, we drive to NyaungShwe (the main gateway to Inle Lake) and take a boat trip during a half hour to Inle. In the late afternoon, have sunset in the Inle Lake before have dinner.
Overnight at hotel on Inle Lake.
Visit PhaungDawOo Pagoda, Floating Garden, Unique leg rowers, Traditional fishing method, Silk Weaving, Stilt house Villages on the Lake and NgaePhaeChaung (Jumping Cat) Monastery
All the time after breakfast is spent on exploring Inle. The beauty of Inle will be shown in the chain of places, including PhaungDawOo Pagoda, Floating Garden and Unique leg rowers. Set in and around the stilted villages of Inla Lake, PhaungDawOo Pagoda is the place where people held one of the largest Buddhist Festivals in Burma - called PhaungDawOo Pagoda Festival. With the Burmese architectural style and five gold-leaf covered small Buddha images at the central shrine, this pagoda is the most important symbol of religion in this area. Floating garden and floating market have been famous for a long time because all daily activities of locals may be occurred on the lake. After that, we have knowledge in the traditional fishing method, Silk Weaving, Stilt house Villages and visit NgaePhaeChaung (Jumping Cat) Monestary.
Overnight at hotel on Inle Lake.
Morning flight to Bagan, visits to Shwezigon Pagoda, Manuha Temple, Gubyaukkyi Temple, Ananda Temple, Thatbyinnyu Temple, Gawdawpalin Temple, exploring a lacquer ware workshop, sun set viewing at Buphaya near Ayeyawaddy River
In the morning, we transfer to the Heho airport and take a flight to Bagan. After check in at the hotel, we continue our tour with the trip come to and visit many pagodas and temples in here. The first place we reach is Shwezigon Pagoda where you can have a short rest and a marvelous experience. As one of the most significant religious buildings in Myanmar, it owns a lot of unique things such as the outer wall, inscribed pillars, golden bell, three square terraces and shrine. Then, we come to visit Manuha Temple with the finest carvings temple and Gubyaukkyi Temple with fine mural paintings of Jataka scenes. It seems to be not enough time to explore all of things in each temple so we, in regret, only view some most unique things. Ananda Temple is the next place. It like a museum with all kinds of Burmese arts: architecture, stone sculpture, stucco, glazed plaques, terra cotta, wood carving, artwork of blacksmith, etc. Then, we come to Thatbyinnyu Temple: the tallest in Bagan and Gawdawpalin Temple. Spend a bit of time on exploring a lacquer ware workshop before have sun set at Buphaya near Ayeyawaddy River. It is so lovely.
Overnight in Bagan.
Explore Bagan by horse cart in morning, early afternoon flight to Yangon, visit Bogyoke Aung San Market and China town
After breakfast, we drive to Nyaung U airport and take a flight come back to Yangon. Check in at the hotel and have a short rest before have a trip to some places in Yangon. For the main purposes - relax and shopping, we proceed to Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market), then visit China town. You also have free time while in this market and town for photographs, local dishes and souvenirs. After that, drive back to hotel and have dinner.
Overnight in Yangon.
Breakfast at Hotel. Then transfer to the Yangon International Airport for final departure.
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