With the duration of fortnight, this tour will supply you a chance to explore completely a fascinate Myanmar through the ancient cities and Ngapali beach. Halt at many areas to views Buddhist architectures, especially Mandalay and Bagan - the ideal cities for a historical and cultural tour, due to a chain of the archaic temples and monasteries. Reach to Inle Lake for a boat trip explore the natural beauties in a vast lake. Ngapali Beach - the beach known as the most pristine beach will close this tour and make a wonderful end for your holiday.
|Day 1||Yangon Arrival||Yangon arrival and freshen up at your leisure||N/A|
|Day 2||Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo||Enjoy a scenic journey to Kyaiktiyo, and visit Kyaikhtiyo pagoda.||B|
|Day 3||Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Yangon||Visit Bago, Shwethalyaung Buddha, Kambozathadi palace, and Shwemawdaw...||B|
|Day 4||Yangon - Heho - Inle Lake Discovery||Fly to Heho, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Ngaphechaung Monastery, and...||B|
|Day 5||Inle Lake - Indein - Inle Lake||Visit local market, and the beautiful temple of Indein||B|
|Day 6||Inle Lake - Pindaya - Heho - Mandalay||Visit Pindaya limestone cave, and local handicraft workshops, fly to...||B|
|Day 7||Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay Hill||Visit Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, Mingun Bell, Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw...||B|
|Day 8||Mandalay - Sagaing - Amarapura - Bagan||Explore Buddha cave, Uminthonze pagoda, Sunooponnyashin, and visit...||B|
|Day 9||Bagan discovery||Visit Shwezigon pagoda, Ananda, Sulamani temple, and Bagan...||B|
|Day 10||Bagan sightseeing||Visit Minkaba Gubyaukyi temple, Myazedi pagoda, Manuha Temple, Nan...||B|
|Day 11||Bagan - Ngapali Beach||Fly to Thanwe, and enjoy a relaxing day at Ngapali Beach||B|
|Day 12||Ngapali Beach Free Time||Visit Treasure Island, and relax at the beach||B|
|Day 13||Ngapali Beach Free Time||Relax at the beach||B|
|Day 14||Ngapali Beach - Yangon||Fly back to Yangon, visiting the highlights of Yangon including Sule...||B|
|Day 15||Yangon Departure||Take a departure flight||B|
Yangon arrival and freshen up at your leisure
Welcome you to Yangon, the former capital city of Myanmar. Upon arrival our tour guide and driver will pick you up and help you transfer to the hotel for check in. The rest of the day is for your own relaxing plan.
Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Enjoy a scenic journey to Kyaiktiyo, and visit Kyaikhtiyo pagoda.
After breakfast, we will drive to Kin Pun, 194 km from Yangon and visit the famous Kyaikhtiyo Temple, also called the Golden Rock. This temple locates in the mountains northeast of Yangon hanging over a steep cliff. Around the pagoda is an atmosphere of devotion with the burning candles, the chanting of devotees, the smell of incense sticks and the offerings being made to the shrine. Before leaving, we don't forget to enjoy the sunset from the edge.
Stay overnight in Kyaikhtiyo.
Visit Bago, Shwethalyaung Buddha, Kambozathadi palace, and Shwemawdaw Pagoda.
This morning, we drive back to Yangon via Bago. By the way, we will stop at Bago and discover some well-known destinations here. Take visits to the Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda - the tallest pagoda in Myanmar which can be seen from around 10 kilometers outside of the city, the 55-meter long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha which is covered by the dense forest and the four seated Buddhas at Kyaikpun and the majestic palace of Kambozathadi. Complete the day by a visit to the local market and drive back to Yangon.
Stay overnight at Hotel in Yangon.
Fly to Heho, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Ngaphechaung Monastery, and Nam Pan village
After breakfast at hotel, we transfer to the airport for a flight to Heho. From Heho, we continue to go to Inle Lake, our stop for the fourth day of sightseeing. Inle Lake has long been considered "Venice of Myanmar". On the surface of the lake, you can see floating villages, floating gardens, floating markets, several traditional villages such as forging, weaving and so on. The most special sight on Inle Lake is floating gardens where the local use the water hyacinth combining with seaweed on the bottom of the lake to keep the soil to grow more vegetables such as tomatoes, mint. Up and down the lake have many temples, monasteries with golden pinnacles brightening on the sunlight.
Our first stop is PhaungDawOo Pagoda where houses the five Buddha images. These images are covered with gold in order to make visitors not be able to see the original form. Leave PhaungDawOo Pagoda, we continue to NgaPheKyaung Monastery to see well- trained jumping cats. Going further into Nam Pan village on the bank of InleLake, we have a chance to visit cotton and lotus weaving factory, and cigar making houses.
Stay overnight on Inle Lake.
Visit local market, and the beautiful temple of Indein
In order not to miss a great opportunity to enjoy the scene of local tribes in their colorful clothes and exotic market atmosphere, in the early morning, we will take a boat to the lake and visit the local market which is held every five day.
In the afternoon, the boat will take us to beautiful temple of Indein. There is nothing more interesting than walking along the corridor and enjoy the giant columns which have been left to the nature for centuries. You also have chance to discover the life of the leg-rowing Intha fishermen and witness the farmers harvesting their crops. The attraction which only has on Inle Lake Myanmar is the image of men in traditional longyi standing on boat, just fishing and rowing unhurriedly by one leg, which can be seen as an artist on the smooth surface of the lake. The pictures of local fishermen mixing with the red sunset will not probably make you forget.
Stay overnight at hotel onInle Lake.
Visit Pindaya limestone cave, and local handicraft workshops, fly to Mandalay.
In the morning, we leave the hotel on Inle Lake for the northern bank of the lake where the driver is waiting for us. Then, the driver will take us to Pindaya through the picturesque countryside of Shan State. Pindaya limestone cave which is the home to 8000 images of Buddha will be our first stop today. Then, we move to the local handicraft workshops. Here we can witness the making process of paper from mulberry bark. Besides, we can also see how the locals make the traditional umbrellas. Only by paper and pieces of bamboo, the locals make the beautiful umbrellas which were often used by monks all around the country.
In the late afternoon, we transfer to HehoAirport for a domestic flight to Mandalay.
Visit Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, Mingun Bell, Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda, and Mandalay Hill.
For years, Mandalay has been considered the hub of Buddhism in Myanmar, so the most favorable time to visit is when the monks do their worship and have meals. In the morning, we will be driven to Mandalay pier, and then embarked on a private boat upstream to Mingun. Our first stop in Mingun is the world's largest unfinished Pahtodawgyi Pagoda. The pagoda's lower terraces feature slabs of marble bearing depictions of important scenes from the Jataka, literary works concerning the previous lives of the Buddha. Inside the temple, you can see an inscription stone that details the history of the temple's construction. Leave the pagoda, we will head to Mingun Bell which has a weight of 90 tons.
After lunch break, we continue our journey to Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery, and a gold leaf beating workshop. We also go to Kuthodaw pagoda which houses the world's largest book stand upright, setting in stone in the grounds.
At dusk, it would be an interesting end for the fourth sightseeing day if we climb up to the Mandalay Hill to enjoy the beautiful sunset and the panorama of the city behind.
Explore Buddha cave, Uminthonze pagoda, Sunooponnyashin, and visit Amarapura
Say goodbye Mandalay, we continue our journey to Sagaing, particular Sagaing Hill. From here, we take a visit to Buddha cave, Uminthonze pagoda and Sunooponnyashin pagoda. Then, we move to Amarapura for the experience of the monk's life in Mandalay. We also wander around Ubein Wooden Bridge, the longest teak bridge in the world with the age of two centuries.
In the late afternoon, we take a flight to Bagan.
Stay overnight at hotel in Bagan
Visit Shwezigon pagoda, Ananda, Sulamani temple, and Bagan Archeaological.
After breakfast at hotel, we transfer to the airport for a domestic flight to Bagan. Located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River, Bagan is home of the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world. Upon arrival you will quickly realize why Bagan is used to ba called "the city of four million pagodas". You will be led to Shwezigon pagoda, Ananda, and Sulamani temple. Tour guides will give you all the different aspects, architectural styles, and history of each temple.
In the afternoon, we take a visit to BaganArcheaological museum where houses a collection of more than 2000 items including Buddha statues, stucco pieces, terra-cotta cups and posts. We also go by way of the lacquer ware - making village to witness the skilled hands of the locals creating the sophisticated items.
Stay overnight in Bagan.
Visit Minkaba Gubyaukyi temple, Myazedi pagoda, Manuha Temple, Nan Paya Pagoda, and enjoy the sunset.
Today, we begin with a visit to one of the biggest temple in Bagan, Nan Paya pagoda. The architecture structure of the pagoda is unique. The inner walls were built of baked bricks whereas the outer walls were built of sandstone. After that, we move toMinkabaGubyaukyi temple which is built in Indain style with the monument consisting of a large shrine room attached to a smaller antechamber. Then, we head to MyaZedi pagoda and Manuha Temple before ending a useful morning.To complete the day, we climb up to the top of ShweSandawPagoda to enjoy the plain below being dyed in the red of sunset.
Stay overnight at hotel in Bagan.
Fly to Thanwe, and enjoy a relaxing day at Ngapali Beach
Once landing on Thandwe by a flight from Nyaung U airport, a day of many interesting activities is opening. You can lie on the long sandy beach of the beautiful Ngapali Beach or soak your body in the cool water. Tourists should not miss an opportunity to enjoy the sunlight of Myanmar and sound of the tide.
Stay overnight at hotel in Ngapali.
Visit Treasure Island, and relax at the beach
Today, we have a chance to visit Treasure Island which is considered a still hidden treasure in Myanmar. The Island is a white beach, a sheltered wonderful bay surrounded by mountains with lush rainforest, crystal clear warm water, which makes the island become an idea place for those who want to escape from their busy life. Besides, we can relax by the sandy beach of Ngapali.
Stay overnight at hotel in Ngapali.
Relax at the beach
We continue the third day at leisure of sightseeing at Ngapali Beach. Besides the normal beach activities, we can join in excursions like visiting the small fishing villages and local markets, or exploring the countryside by bicycle and boat trips to the magnificent offshore islands. Enjoying the sunset view of the sandy Ngapali Beach is the truly wonderful minutes in your life.
Stay overnight at hotel in Ngapali.
Fly back to Yangon, visiting the highlights of Yangon including Sule pagoda, Chaukhtayi Pagoda, Kandawgyi Lake, Scott market, and Shwedagon Pagoda.
After enjoying breakfast at hotel, we leave Thandwe for Yangon. Upon arrival, we quickly check in hotel and then start a visit to highlights of Yangon city. Starting place is Sule pagoda which is considered the heart of Yangon city. Then, we will move to Chaukhtayi pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake. ShwedagonPayay is the last stop for our journey. Gleaming in gold and decorated with diamonds, the huge Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is a spectacular work of Burmese temple architecture and is the holiest Buddhist shrine in Myanmar.
Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Take a departure flight
We have free time to relax until the driver come and take us to the airport. The last day of your tour, we hope that we brought you the best time in Myanmar and be always willing to serve. Glad we have made it as travel pals and today our Myanmar tour guide will see you off at the airport. Hopefully our name pops up when you plan future Myanmar tours.
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