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  • Cambodia, the Kingdom of Wonders

    known for the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple and the natural marvel, Tonle Sap Lake. Every year more visitors flock to Cambodia to discover for themselves just what wonders it has to offer.

  • Cambodia, the Kingdom of Wonders

    known for the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple and the natural marvel, Tonle Sap Lake. Every year more visitors flock to Cambodia to discover for themselves just what wonders it has to offer.

  • Cambodia, the Kingdom of Wonders

    known for the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple and the natural marvel, Tonle Sap Lake. Every year more visitors flock to Cambodia to discover for themselves just what wonders it has to offer.

  • Cambodia, the Kingdom of Wonders

    known for the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple and the natural marvel, Tonle Sap Lake. Every year more visitors flock to Cambodia to discover for themselves just what wonders it has to offer.

  • Cambodia, the Kingdom of Wonders

    known for the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple and the natural marvel, Tonle Sap Lake. Every year more visitors flock to Cambodia to discover for themselves just what wonders it has to offer.

 

VISIT MYANMAR 12DAYS/11NIGHTS

 

Tour Itinerary

 

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN YANGON with morning flight (L/D)

On Arrival at Mingalardon International airport, you are welcomed and greeted by your guide and transfer to your hotel. On the way to hotel, we stop at Kyauktawgyi Pagoda (known as Lawka Chanthar Abarya Labamuni Buddha) carved from the one piece of white marble rock. After check-in at the hotel, visit Yangon Zoological Gardens established in 1901 and covering an area of 58.16 acres in downtown. Lunch at local restaurant

In the afternoon, your visit begins with Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see a huge reclining Buddha image andShwedagon Pagoda, famous worldwide - its golden stupa is the 'heart' of Buddhist Myanmar.  The Pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues.  There are always many Myanmar people praying and making offerings at Shwedagon. Enjoy the sunset from Singuttra Hill.

Dinner at local restaurant, Accommodation in Yangon

 

DAY 2: YANGON-BAGAN (B/L/D)

After breakfast, transfer to Yangon Airport for your flight to Bagan.

 

Bagan (also spelled Pagan), the capital of the first Burma Empire and one of the richest archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River, is home to the largest area of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. The shape and construction of each building is highly significant in Buddhism with each component part taking on spiritual meaning.  Bagan flowered from 1057 to 1287, when it was overrun by the west-moving Kublai Khan.

 

Upon arrival, begin your full-day Bagan sightseeing tour with a visit to Nyaung U Market where you have a chance to buy the local goods before continuing your tour to explore the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda, which is Bagan's most important reliquary shrine – look out for images of the 37 'nats' housed in a small hall.  Then, visit 12th Century frescoes adorning the corridors of the 'Cave' Temple King Kyansittha (AD 1084-1112), the second king of fame in the Bagan Dynasty.  Next stop is Htilominlo, the last ‘Burmese style temple with old murals and friezes. Continue to Ananda Temple, a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, and the adjacent brick monastery from the Early Bagan era with well-preserved murals.  

 

Lunch at local restaurant, In the afternoon, have a horse cart tour through Tharaba Gateway, Shwegugyi Temple which means the temple of ‘Golden Cave’ located in front of the royal palace and Thatbyinnyu Temple at the tallest temple measuring 61 meters and dating from 1144, where you can make a stop for taking a photo. Enjoy the magnificent sunset from one of the open terraces of Bagan Temples. Dinner at local restaurant, Accommodation in Bagan

 

DAY 3: BAGAN-MOUNT POPA-BAGAN (B/L/D)

After breakfast, depart Bagan for a visit to Mount Popa, an extinct valcona situated 1518-meter above sea level and located in the central Burma about 50 km southwest of Bagan. Mount Popa is well-known for the nearby stunningly picturesque Popa Taungkalat Shrine which is home to 37 Mahagira Nats or Spirits. Statues depicting the Nats are at the base of the Shrine and from Taungkalat pedestal hill maintained the stairway of 777 steps to the summit, you will see the magnificent scenic view of Ayeyarwaddy River and the surroundings. (Note: it is an optional climb to the mountain.) Lunch at local restaurant, Return to Bagan and on the way to Bagan, make a stop at a Toddy Climber’s hut and explore the traditional production of palm sugar (jiggery). On arrival in Bagan, visitMinanthu village which is famous for its mural paintings and make a stop at lacquer ware factory to watch craftsmen skillfully making this most famous of Bagan handicrafts.

Dinner at local restaurant, Accommodation in Bagan

 

DAY 4: BAGAN-MANDALAY-MAYMYO (B/L/D)

After breakfast, transfer to Bagan Airport for a flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, have a 2-hour scenic drive to Pyin Oo Lwin (former ‘Maymyo’), a magnificent hill town located at an altitude of 1070 meters (3510 feet) on the above sea level. On the way to Pyin Oo Lwin, stop at the view point 21-mile station to have a panoramic view and take a fresh air. Then, visit Mahar Ant Htoo Kanthar Buddha Statue (a huge Buddha Statue).

Picnic lunch at Pwaye Gauk Waterfall, one of the famous recreation centers in Myanmar.

In the afternoon, transfer to the hotel and after refreshment, visit National Kandawgyi Garden (Botanical Garden), a dynamic and living monument in Myanmar, is 176.8 Hectare (436.9 Acres) with hard woods, bamboos, seasonal flowers, the beautiful fountain and lake and rare species of animals. Continue to explore downtown filled with colonial buildings by traveling with a historical horse carriageDinner at local restaurant

 

DAY 5: MAYMYO-MANDALAY-MINGUN-MANDALAY (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we depart Maymyo to Mandalay. On arrival in Mandalay, we visit Shwenandaw Monastery, an ancient wooden building with intricate carvings, which was once King Mindon's home. After that, stop to see stone carving and explore the making of gold leaf being beaten into wafer thin pieces. Visit Maha Myatmuni Pagoda, home to Mandalay's holiest Buddha statue. Lunch at local restaurant, In the afternoon, transfer to the jetty forMingun located 11 km up the Ayeyarwaddy River on the west bank from Myanmar. Then, board a private local boat and enjoy the boat trip by looking around the scenery. On arrival, visit a massive ruined and uncompleted Mingun Pahtodawgyi constructed by King Bodawpaya in 1790 and the 90-ton (55,555 viss) Mingun Bell, one of the largest ringing bell in the world. A couple of hundred yards from there, there is Myatheindan Pagoda or the beautiful white Hsinbyume with a distinctive architectural style built in 1816 by Bodawpaya’s grandson. Then, cruise back to Mandalay and enjoy a majestic sunset from the boat.

Dinner at local restaurant, Accommodation in Mandalay

 

DAY 6: MANDALAY-AMARAPURA-AVA-SAGAING-MANDALAY (B/L/D)

After breakfast, your journey begins with Mahagandayone monastery, which is famous for its strict training of the young monks in the study of Buddhist texts, to explore how the monks gather their daily meals offering from the local Buddhists. Then, continue to U Bein Bridge built across Lake Thaungthaman, a teak wooden bridge over 100-year old. Then, have a local ferry ride to Ava, the capital of Myanmar from 1364-1841. On arrival, visit Maha Aungmyae Bonzan monastery, a Buddhist monastery built by the wife of King Bodawpaya in 1818, and then takea horse cart ride around Ava. Lunch at local restaurant, In the afternoon, cross over the bridge to visit Sagaing, which is perhaps the living center of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today.  Hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. Your visits include U Min Thoneze Pagoda or Thirty-cave pagoda, Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda and Kaungmudaw Pagoda. Return to Mandalay and transfer to your hotel. Dinner at local restaurant,Accommodation in Mandalay

 

DAY 7: MANDALAY-HEHO-PINDAYA (B/L/D)

After breakfast, transfer to Mandalay airport for a flight to Heho. Upon arrival, have a scenic drive to Pindaya bydriving up into the hills, crossing the Shan Plateau and passing through the paddy fields. On arrival in Pindaya, visitmagnificent Pindaya Caves set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque lake, where thousands of different types of Buddha images are on display in the various cave chambers.  Lunch at local restaurant, In the late afternoon, visit some local houses where families produce Shan paper and parasols and stroll around the surroundings. Dinner at a local restaurant, Accommodation in Pindaya.

 

DAY 8: PINDAYA-NYAUNG SHWE-LAKE INLE (B/L/D)

After breakfast at the hotel, have one hour scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe located on the edge of Lake Inle.When arrive on the edge of Lake Inle, board a private local boat. During the boat trip on Inle Lake – a photographer's dream, its calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, to which scenic high hills provide the perfect backdrop.  Pass the endless of floating gardens, where fruit and vegetables are grown. A snarl of lake silt and weed produces, after about 50 years, a thick layer of humus that can then be turned into a floating vegetable or flower garden buoyant enough to support a human's weight for a brief time.  The Inthas tend their lake gardens from long, banana-shaped boats, and row standing up, with one leg wrapped around the oar, leaving both hands free to fish or maneuver the nets. Visit Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, which is famous for its "jumping cats”. Continue your visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State. Lunch at local restaurant, In the afternoon, explore traditional handicrafts - silk weaving on wooden handlooms near In Paw Khone and a blacksmith workshop. If time permits, stroll near a lakeside village to explore the lives of Intha. Dinner at the hotel

 

DAY 9: INDEIN-HEHO-YANGON     (B/L/D)

After breakfast, visit the floating market which location puts in a 05-day rhythmic play around the lake. (Note: This 05-Day rhythmic market will not be open on Full Moon Day and No Moon Day) Then, continue to Indein, one of the small villages of Lake Inle located on the western bank of the lake. After passing Nge Phe Chaung monastery, the boat will turn down to the narrow creek and you will find the seasonal fields on both sides of the creek. Explore the ancient ruined pagodas and take a short ramble around the Pa-Oh village at Indein.Lunch at local restaurant,

In the afternoon, transfer back to Lake Inle and transfer to the Heho airport for a flight to Yangon. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant, Accommodation in Yangon

 

DAY 10: YANGON-BAGO-YANGON (B/L/D)

After breakfast, depart Yangon for a visit to Bago. On arrival in Bago, visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which has a stupa inlaid with diamonds and is Bago's golden landmark.  See Shwethalyaung Buddha, which dates from 994 and is revered throughout Myanmar as the most beautiful Reclining Buddha. Lunch at a local restaurant in Bago

In the afternoon, visit Kyaikpun Pagoda with four 30-meter high Buddha figures seated back to back and Kuan Yin Si Temple. On the way back, it is an optional visit to the British War Cemetery near Htauk Kyan. On arrival at Yangon, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at local restaurant, Accommodation in Yangon

 

DAY 11: YANGON-SYRIAM-YANGON (B/L/D)

After breakfast, depart the city of Yangon and cross Thanlyin Bridge over Bago River. After 30-min drive, we arrive in Thanlyin (Syriam).

 

Syriam is a small settlement with a fascinating history. At various times a Hindu colony, Portuguese enclave and trading centre, Syriam was also at one time part of the Pegu Empire that held sway over the southern provinces of Myanmar. Indeed, Syriam was even the country’s main port until it was replaced by Yangon.

 

Your visit begins with Kyaik Kauk Pagoda built on the hillock on the way to Kyaik Maw Wun pagoda, an imposing golden stupa similar to Shwedagon Pagoda and then visit Portuguese-built Church constructed in 1750. After that, we visit a local market in Thanlyin (Syriam). Continue to Kyaik Maw Wun Pagoda (Kyauk Tan Ye Le Pagoda), a charming place with bustling streets lined with foodstalls and restaurants.  Then, take a local ferry boat trip to get Ye-Le Pagoda situated on a tiny island in the middle of the river and guarded by two colourful ogres. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, return to Yangon and transfer to your hotel. Dinner at local restaurant

 

DAY 12: YANGON DEPARTURE with afternoon flight (B/L)

After breakfast, drive to the colonial style buildings downtown and visit Botathaung Pagoda, located close to Yangon River and said to contain Buddha relics. After that, have a stop near Sule Pagoda to take a photo. Then, look around the bustling China Town and India Town to explore the lifestyle of the city dwellers and do shopping at visit Bogyoke (Scott) Market (closed on Monday and Public Holidays) to see Myanmar's wide range of handicrafts.

Lunch at local restaurant, in the afternoon, transfer to the International airport for your outward flight

Note: (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

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