MYANMAR ITINERARY
YANGON–MANDALAY–PYINOOLWIN-BAGAN-KALAW-PINDAYA-INLE LALE-YANGON (13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS)
DAY 1 :Arrival Yangon
Upon arrival in Yangon International Airport by morning flight, our experienced guide will welcome the clients at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After hotel check - in and refreshment, start orientation tour in Yangon including Sule Pagoda (Land Mark in city centre), Legend said that it is 2,000 years old and the central stupa is said to enshrine a hair of the Buddha. Every corner around Sule Pagoda on a walking tour, you will discover a unique charm of Yangon with its old colonial architectature buildings such as City Hall, High Court, etc.
Evening great sunset at marvellous Shwedagon pagoda& its pagoda bazaar. The massive and magnificent gold-encrusted Shwedagon Pagoda (100 meter high), is one of the wonders of the world. It was built 2500 years ago and enshrined with hair relics of the Buddha and a place to meet devoted Buddhists at meditation and pray.
Lunch & Dinner at good local restaurant. Overnight in Yangon.
DAY 2:Yangon Mandalay
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning transfer to the airport for flight to Mandalay, which was founded in 1857-1860 as the capital by King Mindon and remained the capital city of the Konboung, Myanmar’s last dynasty.
Upon arrival in Mandalay, you will be taken to Mahamuni Buddha Image - the most revered Buddha image in Mandalay and 4 meters high seated image is cast in bronze.
And then you will be exploring more about Mandalay. Craftsmen ‘s quarters to observe brasses molding works, stone and marble carvers, gold leaf pressing, tapestry workshop, cotton and silk textile weaving, silver smith workshop. Shwenandawkyaung or Golden Palace Monastery - a very magnificent building beautifully carved in wood, dating back to 19thcentury. It is of great interest, not only as a fine example of a traditional Burmese wooden monastery, but also as a fragile reminder of the old Mandalay Palace. And then visit to KuthodawPaya - the world’s largest book of 729 marble slabs inscribed the entire Tripitaka.
Lunch & Dinner at good local restaurant. Overnight in Mandalay.
DAY 3:Mandalay PyinOoLwin
Breakfast at the hotel.
After your breakfast, let’s not waste the time and transfer to PyinOoLwin (Maymyo), a former British Hill Station. The road winds steeply through flower, fruit and vegetable gardens. You arrive at PyinOoLwin,you can visit PweKauk waterfall and enjoy the countryside. You can also around the village by horse drawn "stage coach", giving you the chance to admire the brick and timber houses, complete with English style gables, turrets and chimneys.
In the afternoon, visit Peik Chin Myaung Waterfall and Caves, filled with Buddha images. The road from Maymyo is very bumpy. This is a popular attraction for Myanmar tourists.And then you can also visit the National Kandawgyi Gardens, which were laid out by Sir Harcourt Butler, the former governor of Burma - flowerbeds are similar to those you would find in an English country garden! The garden is recently renovated and the name has changed to "Kandawgyi National Botanical Garden".
Lunch & Dinner at good local restaurant. Overnight in PyinOoLwin.
Day 4:PyinOoLwin Mandalay
Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning, last stroll on the markets and visit a vineyard on the back to Mandalay. Arrive in Mandalay and transfer to the hotel. Relax and enjoy your stay at the hotel.
Lunch & Dinner at good local restaurant. Overnight in Mandalay.
DAY 5: Mandalay – Mingun Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning transfer to the jetty for boat trip to Mingun which is 11 km upriver from Mandalay on the western bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is noted for the MingunPaya, a huge unfinished pagoda, Myatheindan Pagoda and a gigantic 90-ton bell - the largest uncracked ringing bell in the world. The 45 minute boat trip to Mingun is a very pleasant way to see the life along the Ayeyarwaddy River.
Return back to Mandalay and in the evening, you will be taken to Mandalay Hill, 230 meters in elevation, is the natural landmark of Mandalay, a vantage-point for a full panoramic sunset view of the city.
Lunch & Dinner at good local restaurant. Overnight in Mandalay.
DAY 6:Mandalay Amarapura Sagaing
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning transfer to 18th century Amarapura, situated about 11 km south of Mandalay and about 15 minutes drives. Visit to MahaGandayonKyaung, one of Amarapura’s treasures, is a famous Buddhist monastery where more than thousand monks live and study. The morning meals procession of thousand of monks is very interesting. Amarapura is also known as a weaving city where silk dresses are woven and silk and cotton weaving workshops can be seen. You can walk the famous 200 years old U Bein Bridge - the world’s longest wooden Bridge across the Thaungthamanlake and 1208 meters long. Drive to Sagaing, visit Ywahtaung village, Kaungmudaw Pagoda; an enormous solid dome-shaped Pagoda and sunset at picturesque Sagaing Hills, a religious centre for Buddhist devotees a retreat for Buddhist devotees with numerous pagodas and monasteries. Lunch & Dinner at good local restaurant. Overnight in Mandalay.
DAY 7: Mandalay - Bagan (By Boat)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Early morning transfer to the jetty for day cruise to Bagan which was the capital of first Burmese Empire. It covers more than 49 square kilometers containing over 2000 pagodas and one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia. The trip on the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwaddy) River bring you a memorable experience. This cruise offers you the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views of historic buildings and discover the rural life in the riverfront. Day free to relax and enjoy the sun and nature on the observation deck of the boat.
Upon arrival in Bagan, transfer to hotel and check-in. Lunch on board & Dinner at good local restaurant. Overnight in Bagan.
DAY 8: Bagan sightseeing
Breakfast at the hotel.
Sightseeing starts with Bagan Archaeological Museum and Shwezigon Pagoda – built by King Anawrahta, a prototype of later Myanmar stupas, Htilominlo Temple well-known for its old mural, fine plaster carving and glazed sandstone decoration.
In the afternoon, continue to discover Old Bagan where most beautiful testimonies of the splendors and the richness of this site conceal. Anada Temple – one of the finest in architecture and most revered temples with its four standing Bagan style Buddha images and huge carved teak doors, AnandaOakkyaung - simply a Monastery built with red bricks, located within the precincts of the Ananda Temple. It was built in 1137 AD and paintings of the 18th century are seen in the walls of the monastery, Thatbyinnyu Temple – 201ft tall, the tallest in Bagan and it is shaped like a cross, but is not symmetrical. The temple has two primaries storey, with the seated Buddha image located on the second storey. Dhammayangyi Temple – the widest temple in Bagan, and is built in a plan similar to that of Anada Temple.
In the evening a horse-cart ride will take you among magnificent Temples about 2 hrs. Then, enjoy the memorable sunset over the world famous Archaeological complex from the upper terrace of one of the Bagan Temple.
Lunch & Dinner at good local restaurant. Overnight in Bagan.
DAY 9: Bagan (Free day)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today is free day and you can be relaxing at the hotel to enjoy the pool, sun, and gardens or to enjoy at your leisure activities of your choice (no services provided).
Lunch & Dinner at good local restaurant. Overnight in Bagan.
DAY 10:Bagan Kalaw
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning drive to Kalaw (nearly 7:00 hrs), a charming hill station that is a marketing center for hill-tribe folk from surrounding regions. In the late afternoon, arrive in Kalaw and transfer to the hotel.
Lunch & Dinner at good local restaurant. Overnight in Kalaw.
DAY 11:Kalaw Pindaya Inle Lake
Breakfast at the hotel.
Before drive to Pindaya, visit Kalaw town surrounding and Market. And then road to Pindaya and explore Shan paper making, basket weaving, monk umbrella making workshops and Pindaya Caves, contain more than 8000 Buddha statues dating back hundreds of years. It is an astounding sight that has long beguiled Buddhist pilgrims and casual visitors alikE.
In the afternoon, heading to NyaungShwe village, the starting point of the trip into the Inle Lake, passing through breath-taking scenery in many ways, with great panoramic picturesque landscaping, Pa-O and Danu women in colorful traditional dresses and their ethnic villages. It is also famous for Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which is elegant ancient monastery with its oval-shaped windows.
Arrive at NyaungShwe, a traditional long boat (motorized) will take you to Inle Lake, the vast, beautiful and picturesque nature lake, 900 meters above sea-level, 22 km long and 10 km across, is one of the main tourist attractions in Myanmar. Transfer to hotel by private boat and check in.

Lunch at local restaurant & Dinner at Hotel. Overnight in Inle Lake.
DAY 12:Inle Lake Sightseeing-Heho Yangon
Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning, starts excursion in Inle Lake.

It offers an unforgettable pastiche of unique experience and is famous for its scenic beauty, the unique one-leg rowers, floating gardens, attractive villages, colorful markets and prolific birdlife. A boat trip on the lake is very enjoyable and exhilarating with a cool breeze, warm sun and seagulls flying overhead.
Sightseeing includesPhaungDawOo Pagoda - famous for 800 years old Five Buddha statues which are enshrined in the center of the building, Ngaphekyaung monastery - famous for its “Jumping Cats” and In Paw Khone village- well-known for silk weaving workshops and the technique and creation of the fascinating design of the silk products. In the afternoon transfer to the Heho airport for flight back to Yangon. Lunch & Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Yangon.
DAY 13: Departure Yangon
Breakfast at the hotel.
After that your day in Yangon starts with ChaukHtatGyi, a huge reclining Buddha image – housed in a large metal – roofed shed. The feet of the Buddha wear a very readable with the 108 sacred marks. Definitely not miss this colossal image. And then go shopping to BogyokeAung San market (formerly Scott Market), where you can find wide range of souvenirs, handicraft shops, gems and jewelry famous for their qualities. Lunch at local restaurant. In the late afternoon, transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight. Registration formalities, customs and police. Boarding and taking off on flight to your destination.