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Yangon Region, Myanmar (Burma)

$2,800.00

As you are in Myanmar, let favor yourself a relaxing time to feel this humble city slowly without any rush, to experience the best peaceful atmosphere lingering behind the bustling world. It is the time when you can experience freely the best of Burmese architecture and culture among ancient yet beautiful temples, pagodas and monasteries.
As you present at Yangon International Airport of Myanmar, there will be a representative of Tours in Myanmar greet and soon, transfer you to Green Hill Hotel, known as a brilliant place to go for relaxing. Then you have free time for the rest of the day enjoying things in the hotel. Later, have a good night at Green Hill Hotel in Yangon.
In the morning, after enjoying breakfast, you will join group orientation and briefing about excursion around Myanmar at 07:30 till 08:00 to start the very first delightful trip to the most famed attractions in Yangon. Shwedagon Pagoda will be the first destination to go. It is a world's most stunning religious monument that we can witness the local's daily life and understand their faith for Buddha. If time permits, take time to visit Kalaywa Tawya Monastery to see more than 1000 monks and nuns studying Buddhist. Then leave for Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda before having a great lunch at Authentic Local Restaurant as you have chance to get to know more about local dishes. Later, drive back to hotel for relaxing and getting ready for a wonderful afternoon.

In the afternoon, at around 15:30 – 15:45 (depend on the distance from the hotel to downtown), we will start exploring the rest of Yangon city out, including colonial buildings founded in late 19th century and early 20th century. You will gather nearby Historic Sule Pagoda and in front of City Hall, then start walking around colonial buildings. Next up, you will meet with your driver at Nanthida Jetty as your end point. Later, admire the Botahtaung Pagoda and watch the sunset. Back to hotel and have a goodnight at Green Hill Hotel in Yangon.
This day, you will take a short flight to Mandalay. As you are in this wonderful city, you will soon stand before the Pyin Oo Lwin. You will pass by flower, fruit and vegetable gardens on the windy road to reach Maymyo the former British Hill Station.

Presenting in Pyin Oo Lwin, you take a tour in a local horse drawn 'stage coach'. As you reach to the outskirt of the area, you can see a heavy influence of British in the architecture of local houses, typically the Candacraig Hotel.

In the afternoon, you will take a walk around the nearby countryside after lunch time, then drive to Pwe Kauk village from Pyin Oo Lwin to witness Hampshire waterfalls. From here, you can start tour through several villages of Shan, Danu and Burman ethnic groups and see their technique of growing rice, carrot, damson, orange, strawberry, coffee, mustard, macadamia nut and so on. Along the way, you will drop by an exciting old teak monastery at Sae Ta Lone. As you end up walking at the main highway to meet your transport near the monastery of Myaing Gyi and back to Pyin Oo Lwin. If time permits, you can also choose to visit the caves and waterfalls at Peik Chin Myaung before having a good night at Kandawgyi Lodge Resort in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Pyin Oo Lwin railway station will be the first destination of the day, to catch a joyful train to Kyame. From the train, you can experience a very fascinating view out looking to the nature and the countryside of rural villages, hilltop pagodas and local people working on their farms. Some stops will be made for you to relax and to witness clearer the daily activities, the trading scenery as sellers and buyers hawking their wares (rice, noodle dishes, snacks, hard boiled quail’s eggs, herbal remedies, etc). As the train keep going on, you have chance to admire the dramatic Gokteik Railway Viaduct bridge which used to be the second highest bridge in the world. And also, there are so many other views that you can enjoy along the train until you drop to Kyaukme town of the Shan, Chinese and Indian traders.

It's time for lunch as you can stay at a roadside tea house and try some typically local dishes. Next up, take your time to visit local house to see how they produce the Noe-chauk specialty. Later, back to Pyin Oo Lwin and have a good night at Kandawgyi Lodge Resort.
Breakfast served, you will soon leave for the market in the town then drive to Mandalay. This is the last Royal Capital of Burma with its population of over one million, yet the city still stays as a cultural center featuring over 700 pagodas, temples, palaces and monasteries showing highly the best of Burmese architecture and faith, also the professional artists' skill. As Mandalay is at sight, you will visit Mahamuni Pagoda to see the holiest Buddha statue and other valuable things before having a good lunch and check in Sedona Hotel in Mandalay.

In the afternoon, enjoy a trip to Shwe Nandaw Kyaung "Golden Palace Monastery" then leave for the world's largest Book called Kuthodaw Pagoda with 729 stone tables with the inscription Buddhist Scripture on. Later, get to Mandalay Hill to admire the stunning view of the sunset and then back to hotel and have a goodnight at Ayeyarwaddy River View Hotel, Mandalay.
Breakfast served, you will join a travel to the area outside Mandalay. Amarapura is the upcoming destination which used to be the royal capital of Burma with its fantastic U Bein Teak Bridge crossing over Taungthaman Lake, making up a spectacular view to the eyes. Then you will put steps to Shan Kalay Kyun Village, enjoy walking tour in and around the local houses to witness a number of local crafts in progress from the sewing of tapestry and puppet costumes, to the carving of intricate decorative wooden panels, doors and windows. Next up, we will leave for Sagaing – one of the most important religious centers and enjoy a flavorful lunch at a local restaurant. Later, hit the road for Sagaing Hills to get a chance to please your eyes with stunning view over the surrounding area. Do not miss the chance to drop by Umin Thounzeh temple to see 45 sitting Buddhas in vibrantly colored colonnade. Late afternoon, drive back to Mandalay and have a good night at Ayeyarwaddy River View Hotel.
Breakfast served, let have a wonderful cruise along the Ayeyarwaddy River to head up for Bagan. You can choose to board on the Shwe Keinnery or the Malikha which are well equipped with comfortable seats, café and toilet. Along the cruise, you can immerse into the gorgeous nature, admire the breathtaking scenery and enjoy the most peaceful atmosphere of the countryside as you see farmers working on their farms, water buffalo wallowing in the mud, golden pagoda spires, fishermen, villagers bathing in the river, etc. Let experience all of this simple beauty slowly. In the end, the boat will disembark just in time the sunset over temples in Bagan. Later, back to the Bagan Thande Hotel for a good night.
Breakfast served, then you start exploring the city of Bagan as choosing Nyaung Oo Market for the first destination to go for. Then visit a series of holy religious regions including the large gilded Shwezigon Pagoda, Gu Byauk Gyi temple and Ananda temple before having a delicious lunch and enjoyable break for a walking tour in the afternoon.

Afternoon comes, you will have great opportunities to capture the fantastic sight and take wonderful photos from the Old Bagan to the massive Dhammayangyi Phato, then pass by Minnan Thu Village and a nearby brick lined reservoir to reach the Lamyetnha temples complex. Later, take a car and watch the sunset at Thamu Hti Temple before having a good night at Bagan Thande Hotel.
Today, we will start a morning walking tour around Bagan to explore the rest of this delightful city at 8:30am. Starting at the ruined city walls of Old Bagan at Tharabar gate, you will find the very fine architecture among temples and pagodas complex. Firstly, Pitaka Taik will come at your sight, then you will come across Thatbyinnyu temple, and the nearby are the Nat Hlaung Kyaung, Nga Kywe Nadaung and Pahto Tha Myar temple to see the most valuably cultural heritage of Myanmar that are long-lasting over time, to stay and to become historical witnesses.

Later, you will soon enter Myinkaba Village and explore the technique of lacquer. Then take a short break for refreshment and get ready for a new destination of the day, is the Manuha Paya temple and Nan Paya temple. Next up, you will drive back to restaurant and have lunch before turn back to the hotel for relaxing.
Breakfast served, you will take a flight to Heho. And as you present in Heho Airport, you will soon be driven to Kalaw – a former Bristish Hill Station. Upon arrival, let have an enjoyable lunch and check in hotel for relaxing before having an amazing afternoon trip.

In the afternoon, start exploring the surrounding countryside from the Ni Paya Monastery, coming across terraced fields of ginger, garlic, tomatoes, beans, cabbages and orange groves. Take this chance to have a closer look at daily life of the local, admire the rustic nature and have your soul and mind at peace before you reach to the main destination of Nangthe village which is home to Danu people. Relax at Nepali teashop and enjoy the delicious typical tea in the local. Later, turn back to Kalaw and have a good night at Pine Hill Resort.
Breakfast served, check out the hotel and your luggage is loaded in the car. Then you will take a walking tour around Ywa-pu, Lutpyin and Taung-gyi-chai villages, enjoying the very natural sight of potatoes, rice, tomatoes, beans and other vegetable fields along the trip, meet with local Danu people and Myin Ma Ti’s villagers and see how they earn their living. Next up, you will leave for the pagoda in Myin Ma Ti before driving back to Kalaw and having lunch.

In the afternoon, you drive to Nyaung Shwe on the edge of Inle Lake. This is a bustling hub of activity for locals and tourists as well, then you will take a motor longboats and start a cruise along the lake to reach the hotel at Inle Resort and have a good night.
Being called the Venice of Myanmar, Inle Lake is a potential destination to make a very joyful walking tour to experience the villages, floating vegetable gardens and fishing canoes. You will have chance to take part in the Five Day Market which gathers several villagers to sell their village's typical goods.

In the morning, you will visit Thalee Oo Village by boat and start your walking tour on a flat and shady bullock cart road through the heart of the village. You can enjoy the pretty view of traditional bamboo houses out looking to the Inle Lake, have chance to meet with local Intha people as they are working their daily activities. Next up, you stop at a local rice mill to witness the process of separating grain, husk and bran. Then climb uphill to hit the Pa O village of Ywa Thit famed for its weaving of bamboo baskets before enjoying the wonderful sight over Inle Lake and Shan Hills. Later, you walk along on a flat path to the Alae Myaung village and have lunch and a short break at hotel.

In the afternoon, you tour around the lake to admire picturesque sights in the area of leg rowers, typical floating gardens, villages on stilts and temples and pagodas complex which harmony together to make up an amazing Inle. Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is the upcoming attraction to enter as the holiest place of the lake, do not miss the chance to drop by hand-rolled cigar factory, Black Smith Factory and Traditional Weaving Factories of Inle lake before leaving for the hotel and have a good night at Inle Resort, Inle lake.
This day, you can choose to walk through the trails above Nyaung Shwe or take way of a village on the Western shore such as Tone La or Than Taung to reach the hills which are home to the Pa-O people to meet with them and experience their daily life.

In the afternoon, you board to the Inthein village through a long channel from the main lake. It is your chance to witness a very rural sight of farmers cooling off their oxen, ox or buffalo. In the site, there are also partly ruined pagoda complex of Shwe Inn Thein Paya. Do not miss the chance to capture the good views from the top before getting back to the village and have a good night at Inle Resort.
Finishing breakfast, you will cruise a boat through the lake to get back to Nyaung Shwe. You will be picked up and drove to the Heho airport for a flight back to Yangon. As you reached to the land, you will have lunch at restaurant and then move to the hotel for relaxation. Afternoon comes, you can choose to visit Bogyoke (Scott) Market for shopping souvenirs and enjoy the rest of the day at Green Hill Hotel, Yangon.
Enjoy some your own free time until you transfer to Yangon International Airport for the departing flight.
-Accommodation: 14 night hotel accommodation in double or twin sharing room with daily breakfast
-English speaking guides
-Ground transport with air-conditioned vehicle as required
-All entrance fees to tour sites
-2 bottles of water/person/day on tour
-Cold towels during the tour
-Meal as indicated
-International airfare
-Visa and visa fees
-Lunch & Dinner
-Personal expenses, such as laundry, camera, telephone, etc….
-Tips and gratuities
-Personal Insurance
-Compulsory dinner for Christmas and New Years Eve
-All other expenses not mentioned in the above inclusions

As you are in Myanmar, let favor yourself a relaxing time to feel this humble city slowly without any rush, to experience the best peaceful atmosphere lingering behind the bustling world. It is the time when you can experience freely the best of Burmese architecture and culture among ancient yet beautiful temples, pagodas and monasteries.

  • Experience the extremely ancient scenery along the country of Myanmar
  • Travel through typical villages of Burmese to understand their way of living
  • Immerse yourself into the very nature
  • Experience the Burma in every different way of travelling
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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 15 Days
Maximum number of people: Unlimited
Location: Bagan, Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw
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