Adventure Tour around Myanmar 14 days
Category: Myanmar Tours
Duration: 14 days - 13 nights
Itinerary: Yangon - Golden Rock - Bagan - Inle Lake - Mandalay - Putao - Namhtunkoo - Mulashidi - Htawadum - Machanbaw - Mandalay
Day 01: Yangon Arrival & Sightseeing (B/L/D)
Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and begin Yangon sightseeing by a walk through "downtown" Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architecture from the British times, and high-rises built by more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city centre. Late afternoon visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar's most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz - a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this "Golden Land". Overnight at the Hotel in Yangon.
Day 02: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (B/L/D)
Upon arrival, we will transfer to Kyaikhtiyo, passing the World War II War Cemetery, dedicated to the 27,000 Commonwealth Forces who died in Burma. Upon arrival at the base camp, transfer to a special open truck for uphill toward the second base camp and take a light trekking to the Golden Rock along the twisting footpath through bamboo forest. At the summit is a small Pagoda insignificant in size but unique for its position. The rock is completely covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of the cliff. Marvel the sunset on hilltop and watch the evening activities at the shrine of the local pilgrimages before descent trek to the Mountain Top Hotel for overnight.
Day 03: Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – Yangon (B/L/D)
After breakfast, leave your hotel to take a downhill ride by special open truck to the base camp where your private car is awaiting for you. Drive back to Yangon via Bago. On the way, visit the cashew nut, rubber plantation and the nearby an orphanage house. Make a short visit of Bago town tour including local market; Shwetharlyaung, 55 meters long reclining Buddha Image, Kanbawzathardi Palace and Shwemawdaw Pagoda, its spire is even taller than the great Shwedagon Pagoda. Return to Yangon through rural landscape of rice fields and small villages. We will transfer the international airport for your departure.
Day 04: Yangon - Bagan by flight (B/L/D)
This morning we head for the airport to get the early morning flight to Bagan. Check into the hotel and depart for a sightseeing excursion around the Bagan Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. A comprehensive exploration of Bagan includes Nyaung Oo market; Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; Kyansittha Umin; Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite mural painting of 13th century and Htilominlo Temple. In the afternoon, after a visit to lacquer ware workshops continue to Manuha Temple built by exile King Manuha; Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha; Ananda Temple, architectural masterpiece and Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi colour mural paintings. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of the temple of Bagan. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
Day 05: Bagan - Mt. Popa – Bagan by car (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, we head to Mt. Popa about 48 km south east of Bagan. Mt. Popa, known as the abode of Nats (spirits) - a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honoured by some Myanmar people and the nat museum, which houses 37 life-size nat statues sculpted from teak. It's time to climb for 777 steps to the summit. Proceed to Popa Mountain Resort ( 1hr drive ) for our lunch. The restaurant offer a great view to the Popa summit that stands straight from the central plain. After lunch, we will bike to the pagodas in the Bagan Area. Dinner at the Myanmar Traditional Restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
Day 06: Bagan – Heho - Inle Lake ( by car ) (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, we are transferring by road to Inle Lake. We have a leisurely morning to make our way down into the Inle basin and by "long-tail" boat out across the lake to our Hotel right on the Inle Lake. In the afternoon, we plan to spend the day visiting villages and sampling the spectacular array of traditional handicrafts. You will see the unique method locals use to row their boats, fishermen with their own style of fishing, floating farms and gardens and a handloom weaving cottage with its own showroom. You will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State. Overnight at the hotel on Inle Lake.
Day 07: Inle Lake - Heho - Mandalay by flight (B/L/D)
We are heading back down country today to return to the airport at Heho for our flight to Mandalay. Our route takes us back to Heho and down the escarpment to Nyaung-Shwe for a busy local market. Arrive in Mandalay where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and drive to ancient capital of Amarapura, the city of Immortality for a visit to Bagaya Monastery with a famous collection of Buddha images; weaving industries, two-century old U-Bein teak bridge on the Taungtaman Lake and observe the lunch process of thousands of monks who take their last meal of the day at 10:00 am in total silence. Proceed to Mandalay and check in at the hotel. After refreshment, you will take a sightseeing tour of Mandalay which includes Mahanumi, a life like Buddha image. Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar and that make her to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way. Continue visit the Old Palace grounds; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world's largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha's Doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Mandalay – Putao by Flight(B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, we will transfer to the Mandalay airport to flight to Putao. Upon arrival, we will be transfer to hotel. Walking tour in and around Putao. Overnight at the Putao Lodge.
Day 09: Putao – Namhtunkoo – Mt.Lancrumadin(B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, trek to Namhtunkoo through green forest towards Mt.Lancrumadin. Overnight at the Namhtunkoo Village House.
Day 10: Mulashidi - Putao(B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, trek to Mulashidi through deep evergreen forest, by jeep to Putao. Overnight at the hotel in Putao Lodge.
Day 11: Htawadum – Kaungmulon – Namkham (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, by jeep to Htawadum, excursion Kaungmulon and trek to Namkham. Overnight at the hotel in Namkham Village House.
Day 12: Manchanbaw – Stone Dragon – Nat Kyun (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, trek to Machanbaw, excursion to stone dragon and suspension bridge, boat excursion to Nat Kyun. Overnight at the hotel in Putao Lodge.
Day 13: Putao – Mandalay (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, we will transfer to airport to fly to Mandalay. Free and easy at your hotel in Mandalay.
Day 14: Mandalay – Mingun – Ava - Deaprture (B/L/-)
After breakfast, you will be transferred for Jetty for a private boat across the river Ayeywarwaddy to visit Mingun. The dedications of King Bodawpaya such as the unfinished Pathodawgyi Pagoda a brick counterpart of pyramid in Egypt and the Mingun Bell, the second largest bell in the world are the most prominent religious heritages. Then visiting the Myatheintan Pagoda, the best representation of the Universe, will refresh your tiredness and fatigue. Return to Mandalay. After lunch, drive to Ava, 30-minute to the south of Mandalay, was known in the west as the Kingdom of Ava. Stop by a tributary and cross it with a ferry. Travel by pony-cart around Ava to Nanmyint leaning tower which gives a birds' eye view of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River; Bagaya wooden monastery; Aungmyaybonza Monastery made of brick and stucco. Though the Royal Palace has gone, the Pagodas, Temples and Monasteries still remain. Return drive to Mandalay and see the silversmith work place. Transfer to the Mandalay airport for your international departure.
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