Pick up from the hotel and warmly welcome by our tour guide and transfer to Hotel. Then visit to the Yangon city center with many colonial style buildings; Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha; Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years and makes a useful landmark in down town Yangon; Karaweik Hall, a floating barge on Kandawgyi Lake, then visit around Scott (Bogyoke) market with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores. Then visit to the one of the world's most spectacular monument the Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Packed breakfast from the hotel. Transfer to the airport for early flight to Bagan. Check in hotel. Bagan, one of Asia's most popular archaeological destinations and one out of two most pre-eminent religious old cities in South East Asia. The sightseeing starts with a visit to Nyaung Oo market – a typical local market; followed by visits to most distinctive pagodas such as Shwezigon Pagoda – the holiest one believed to be enshrined with Buddha’s tooth and hair; Gubyaukgyi Temple ( Wetkyiinn village) – the 13th century 'cave temple' with fine frescoes of scenes from Jakatas; Anada Temple – one of the masterpieces surviving and remaining in Bagan and considered to be in the Mon architecture style. A visit to the lacquer ware factory followed by a visit to a local village. Before sunset, we would take a boat ride along the Ayeyarwaddy River to discover ocal life and view the sunset. Overnight at Bagan.
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mt. Popa -
an extinct volcano 65km southeast of Bagan in the plain region
of middle Myanmar and one of the national parks in Myanmar with
preserved forest. It serves as a small oasis in the hot, dry
plain of Myanmar. The popularity of Mt. Popa today lies in the
interest of religious and mystical beliefs as an abode of
spirits, "Nats". Climb the Taungkalat – believed to be the part
of the main volcano blown apart and plugged at the current
location. On the way back to Bagan we would visit the toddy palm
producing local home cottage. Check out from the hotel and take
the flight back to Yangon. Arrive Yangon and transfer to the
hotel. Overnight at Bagan.
Breakfast at the hotel. Take a morning flight
to Mandalay, the last capital of Myanmar kingdom, includes
Mahamuni Buddha Image – believed to be cast in bronze in front
of Buddha himself and nowadays gilded with thick gold leaf; gold
leaf hammering, marble carving, and tapestry making. Afternoon
sightseeing includes Shwenandaw monastery – still existing
masterpiece of last Myanmar Kingdom's architecture in teak and
wood carving; Kuthodaw Pagoda – renowned as the world's largest
book; and Mandalay Hill – regarded a natural watch tower in the
plain region of Mandalay – to view the sunset. Overnight at
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Sagaing, a former capital of
Shan Kingdom and Myanmar Kingdom but nowadays is renowned as the
religious center of Myanmar because of over 400 monasteries
spreading throughout the hillocks. After crossing the Inwa
bridge (also called Sagaing bridge), one can visit the Sagaing
hill by trucks. The highlights include Soonooponyashin Pagoda,
Uminthonese – a thirty man-made caves pagoda. Other highlights
include silver smith and Kaunghmudaw pagoda – the gigantic stupa
represent paddy heap. Lunch at Sagaing.
Late afternoon, we would take a short boat ride up river to reach Mingun, located at the other side of the Ayeyarwaddy River and north of Mandalay. The boat ride is always pleasant as one can learn the ways of local life along the river. Sightseeing highlights includes Pathodawgyi – believed to be one of the largest brick bases in the world, which would be one of the wonders of the world if it is ever completed; Mingun bell – said to be world's biggest uncracked ringing bell and Myatheindan pagoda representing Buddhist cosmology. Back to Mandalay. Overnight at Mandalay.
Breakfast at hotel. Leave for Pyin Oo Lwin,
65km north east of Mandalay, a famous hill station and summer
resort. The road to Pyin Oo Lwin winds up the hill and there are
many hairpin bends along the way. At a viewpoint at 21 miles one
can have a birdseye view of Mandalay in the distance below.
Visit central market and clock tower. Botanical garden abundant
with different kinds of flowers, shrubs, plants, beautiful lawns
and huge trees providing shade. A Chinese temple (Joss-house) is
worth a visit. The Pwegauk waterfall is full of scenic idylls
for a picnic or an excursions. Return to Mandalay in the
evening.Overnight at Mandalay.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning flight to Yangon, sightseeing to famous shopping center Bogyoke Market (formerly called Scott Market), where you can see varieties of goods ranging from handicrafts to clothing and local food/ snacks. Continue walk to the Chinatown area, a bustle point (If time permits). Transfer to the airport for the departure flight. Depart Yangon.
Price based on two person in the party of( US Dollar)
For every 16 Paying pax, One pax will have FOC based in twin sharing room.