MYANMAR HERITAGE TOUR 4 (F004/12MT)
Area : Yangon – Bagan – Popa – Salay – Mandalay – Sagaing – Inle –Ngapali – Yangon
Duration : 13Days/12Nights
Day 1 : YANGON ( With morning flight )
Arrival Yangon international airport, meet the Local Guide. Transfer to hotel for Check-in. On the way visit to Myanmar VES Gem Factory. After guide will accompany for sightseeing around Yangon City, which includes Chauk Htet Gyi Pagoda (Reclining Buddha) which is of 70m stretch and 2500 years old Shwedagon pagoda, the golden dome of 98 meters rise, China Town and Colonial Town. Then return to Hotel for Inspection. Take dinner at Karaweik Palace and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 2 : YANGON – BAGAN ( With morning flight )
Transfer to Yangon airport for flight to Bagan. Arrival Bagan, Visit Nyaung Oo market, then excursion to famous pagodas in Bagan. Take a lunch at local restaurant . Afternoon, visits to Traditional handicraft (lacquer ware work shop). In the evening watch the most beautiful sunset view from Shwesandaw Zedi. Take dinner at restaurant and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 3 : BAGAN – POPA – SALAY
After breakfast, drive (appr: 1hr-15min) to Popa (home for 37 nats ). Mount Popa and its environs are the only lush green place amidst the desert area of Middle Myanmar, 730 meters high conic flattop (Named as Popa Taung Kalat) by 777 steep steps. It’s the sacred home of what is known as NATS – spirits. Enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding landscapes atop Popa Taung Kalat. In the afternoon, drive Saly about one and half hours. Upon arrival, visit famous Sale Yoke Sone monastery with nice woodcarving and collection of palm-leaf manuscripts, Buddha images and lacquer ware boxes, also visit large Hni-Phaya. In the evening, drive back to Bagan and enjoy the sunset. Dinner at local restaurant. Stay overnight at Hotel in Bagan.
Day 4 : BAGAN – MANDALAY – PYIN OO LWIN ( With morning flight )
Transfer to Nyaung U airport for flight to Mandalay. Arrival Mandalay, proceed to Pyi Oo Lwin (Maymyo), lies some 40 miles north of Mandalay at the bottom of Shan plateau. Visit Peik-chin-myaung Cave, Pwe-kauk waterfalls, and Maha Enhtoo Kan Thar Pogoda. After sightseeing continue to Pyin Oo Lwin Botanical Garden. Take dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight at hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Day 5 : PYIN OO LWIN – MANDALAY
In the morning drive to Mandalay. Arrival Mandalay, visit Mandalay city, which includes Kuthodaw Pagoda, The pagoda was built in M.E 1221. Its height is 57.27m.Sandamuni Pagoda, the image was cast out of 18563.94kg of iron in M.E 1164. Atumashi Monastery, was established by King Mindon (1852-1872). Shwenandaw Monastery, meaning is “Golden Palace Monastery”. This monastery is of great interest not only as a fine example of a traditional Myanmar wooden monastery, but also as a fragile reminder of the old Mandalay Fort. Then enjoy the Sunset view from Mandalay hill. Take dinner at local restaurant with traditional show and stay overnight at Hotel in Mandalay.
Day 6 : Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing – Mandalay
After breakfast, drive to southwest of Mandalay city and visit the famous Mahamuni Image with very thick layer of gold that donated by Myanmar people. Also visit handicraft centre such as woodcarving, marble stone carving, tapestry, bronze making, puppet making and proceed to Amarapura (the city of Immortal); visit the Mahagandayon monastery; famous for Buddhist learning centre. It is home to a thousand monks, who will from a procession as they to take their noon and final meal of the day and visit U Bein wooden bridge, over 150 years old, which is still in use. In the afternoon proceed to Sagaing, 21km. southwest of Mandalay driving over Inwa(Ava) Bridge across the Ayeyarwady River. Visit to Ywataung Village, well-known for its silver craftsmen; Kaunghmudaw, an enormous solid dome-shaped pagoda; and picturesque Sagaing Hills, a retreat for Buddhist devotees with numerous pagodas and monasteries. After, drive back to Mandalay and stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 7 : MANDALAY – HEHO – INLE
Transfer to Mandalay International Airport for flight to Heho. Upon arrival, proceed to Nyaung Shwe; a gateway town to the northern bank of Inle Lake (appr: 1 hours).Take a long-tailed motorboat and check into your hotel. After guide will accompany for Sightseeing boat trip to Inle Lake, a stunning grand lake each side is banked by tall hills and community of small villages. Sightseeing includes unique leg-rowing style and fishing method of the Innthar; floating gardens and vegetable plantations: Arrived hotel, start Hotel Inspection. Take dinner at hotel and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 8 : INLE
After breakfast, sightseeing boat trip to Inle Lake, start from Indain Village. The place was very interesting due to its 1094 stupas surrounding the main Pagoda, Indain Pagoda. This Pagoda is the original home of the five famous Buddha images of Inle Lake. After proceed to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, which accommodates a collection of legendary golden statues of Buddha . Visit to local workshops which include silk weaving, silver smiting, cotton weaving and cheroot (Shan traditional cigar). Afterward visit to Ngaphechaung monastery, more than one and half century old monastery with its collection of ancient Buddha Images. Take dinner at Hotel and stay over night at Hotel.
Day 9 : INLE – HEHO – NGALAPI
Transfer to Airport for flight to Thandwe (Ngapali Beach). Arrival Thandwe, transfer to hotel and Stay overnight at hotel in Ngapali.
Day 10 : NGAPALI BEACH
Take breakfast at Hotel. Free and easy at beach the whole day. Stay overnight at hotel in Ngapali.
Day 11 : NGAPALI BEACH
Take breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, start the Hotel Inspection. Free and easy at beach the whole day. Stay overnight at hotel in Ngapali.
Day 12 : NGAPALI BEACH – YANGON – BAGO
Transfer to airport for flight to Yangon. Upon arrival proceed to Bago, an ancient city of Mon Kingdom, which was founded in 573 AD. Visit to Shwemawdaw Pagoda, an archeological land mark almost as old as Shwedagon Pagoda, built in Mon style. Then, visit to Kanbawzasargi Royal palace. Then visit to Shwethalyaung Pagoda, one of the biggest reclining Buddha Images. Then proceed to Kyaikpun Pagoda, with the significance of four dominantly high Buddha Images facing the cardinal points. On the way back, stop at Htaukkyant British War Cemetery from Second World War. Return back to Yangon and Stay overnight at Hotel in Yangon.
Day 13 : YANGON
After take breakfast, Free and easy at Hotel. In the late afternoon transfer to Airport for International departure.