Day 01: Yangon / Arrival
Arrive at yangon international airport and welcome by our tour guide
Overnight in Yangon. (B)
Day 02: Yangon → Mandalay
(Train 16:00 – 08:00 next day)
Guide will pick you up at hotel lobby at 09:00 am. Then, morning sightseeing world famous Shwedagon pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi pagoda (reclining buddha) a colossal reclining buddha, the old colonial-style city center with city hall, Mahabandoola park with independence monument, and Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) market. This is the most popular market (close on every monday & public holiday) where you can buy luxury item, handicrafts, food stuff, clothing, jewelry, fashion and consumer goods.
Late afternoon, transfer to Yangon railway station for train journey to Mandalay. It is a great way to see the country side of Myanmar, which is the good opportunity to admire beautiful rural landscapes and watch the daily life of locals and you will see the palm trees silhouetted in the moonlight through the open window.
Daily operates two time for night express train from yangon to mandalay. Afternoon train is new one with ordinary and upper class only and evening train is including sleeper class but sleeper is depending on booking available time
Overnight on train. (B,L)
Day 03: Mandalay
Early arrive mandalay around 08:00 am, transfer to hotel for check in and relax if room available for early check in.
Overnight in Mandalay. (B)
Say 04: Mandalay
Breakfast at hotel, visit Amarapura. Highlights include Mahagandayon monastery which is a school for young monks and observe the lunch process in morning, U Bein bridge which is more than two centuries old and at 1.2 km longest teakwood span in the world. On the way, visit to the tradition hand-weaving silk workshop.
Afternoon, sightseeing tour of Mandalay includes Mahamuni pagoda, gold of hammering, Mandalay palace, Kuthodaw pagoda by surrounding 729 inscribed marble slabs, known as “the world’s largest book”, Shwenandaw “golden palace monastery” to observe finest Myanmar wooden architecture, and visit Atumashi monastery. Sunset from mandalay hill.
Overnight in Mandalay. (B,L)
Day 05: Mandalay → bagan
(River cruise 06:00 – 16:00 hrs)
Early breakfast at hotel, and transfer to jetty for drive to bagan. Arrive on river cruise; your day will be started with a beautiful sunrise from the upper deck, enjoying breakfast on upper deck under the warm sunlight and gentle breeze. Downstream from Mandalay to Bagan, exploring a typical village at a river bank of the Ayeyarwaddy will give you unforgettable memories.
Delicious myanmar cuisine will await you for lunch and you will have a relax time for sunbathing in the sun deck. As an additional service, our crew team will demonstrate different ways of wearing Myanmar traditional Longyi (garment worn by Myanmar people) and Thanatkha (fragrant paste made from the bark of Thanatkha tree). Enjoy The gorgeous sunset moment and arrive at Bagan. Warmly welcome by our guide transfer to hotel
Between Apr to Sep (for 6 months) are rainy season in here and cruise will operate depend on booking status and the water level condition. In the case of water levels being too high or low an alternative itinerary will be offered to passenger by public express bus to bagan. Cruise will operate daily from 01 oct 19 till 10 apr 20.
Overnight in Bagan. (B,L)
Day 06: Bagan
Morning, we visit the one of asia’s most popular archeological destination. We will visit colorful Naung U market and visit some of Bagan most famous pagodas, including Shwezigon pagoda, which is the most important reliquary shrine and house images of 37 nats in Bagan. Then, continue visit to Kyansittha Uhmin (cave), Gupaukgyi temple, it is a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of sconces from the Jataka.
At afternoon, the tour continue visit to Htilominlo temple with old murals and friezes and then approach to tharabar gate way into old Bagan. Then, visit to ananda temple it is a whitewashed masterpiece and with four standing buddha images, Thetbyinnyu temple, Dhamayangyi temple which is famous for its interlocking mortar thickest brickwork. Late afternoon, continue to Shwesandaw pagoda for beautiful sunset and then transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Bagan. (B,L)
Day 07: Bagan → Kalaw
Morning, enjoy your delicous breakfast at hotel. Discover around bagan on your own.
Evening, take a night bus to Kalaw. (Express bus vip 2+1 seats 22:00 – 05:00 hrs+)
Overnight on bus. (B)
Day 08: Kalaw
Early morning arrives kalaw, enjoy your breakfast and take a walk to explore surroundings until check-in time at hotel.
Rest of the day is your own leisure.
Overnight in kalaw. (B)
Day 09: Kalaw
Destination village covered: Lamaing – Pin New – Pawke – Konehla – Patu Pauk
Tribes: Taung Yo, Danu, Pa-O.
Total distance: 34.5 kilometers (approx: 4:30 hours trekking)
Have breakfast and get ready for 2 days trek through shan mountain. We drive for 30minutes from kalaw to trekking starting point call Lamaing, a village of Yaung Yo tribes. We start walking from this village to our lunch village for two hour and 45 minutes. Along the way we will meet with hill tribe people of Taug Yo, Danu and Pa-O. They Live on farming chilly, potatoes, ginger, wheat, rice and vegetables. We pass through paddy fields along the way and see farmers harvesting rice in community way. Walk through green bamboo forest on the way to chilly village of Pa-O tribes. They are call chilly tribes because they eat a lot of chilly and grow a lot also. Walk through beautiful patchwork of variety of farm lands in different color. It looks beautiful with amazing scenery.
Arrive to lunch village of Danu tribes call Kone Hla. Have lunch cooked by our chef and have a small rest. Get ready and continue our journey for 2.5 hour walk to forest monastery. Along the way you will pass through never ending rice terraces and beautiful limestone cliffs with karsts topography.
Stay overnight at a peaceful village house. (B,L,D)
Accommodation at the villages are very simple and basic with washing facilities are outside in open spaces special designated areas.
Day 10: Kalaw → Inle
Destination village covered: Patu Pauk – Kyauksu – Nan Yote – Indein. (Approx: 4:30 hours trekking)
Wake up by the monks chanting in the morning and enjoy the peaceful environment. Have breakfast and get ready to start trekking. Trek for 30 minutes to reach highest elevation of the trek and enjoy amazing view over the lake and panoramic view of mountains and valley. Visit a village primary school and see Pa-O traditional bamboo basket weavers. Meet the tribal people coming back from inle lake after selling their crops and buy fish and things they need for children back home.
Arrive to Indein village and have lunch. Take a relaxing boat ride along the river and into the big lake. During the boat trip we will see villages along the river side and enjoy the comfort of this relaxing boat ride to hotel in Inle Lake. Arrive to hotel and ready for a good rest at hotel.
Overnight in Inle lake. (B,L)
Day 11: Inle Lake
After breakfast, morning visit one of the 5 days rotation market (only on market day) and sightseeing for magical inle lake, which is located 1328 meters above sea level and 22 km long and 11 km wide. Highlights include the fisherman rowing in the one-legged style characteristic of inle lake boatmen and the gardens of grass and earth floating on the surface of this shallow lake used for growing vegetables.
Besides the enjoyment of the scenery we can also visit the holiest religious site Phaungdaw Oo pagoda, silk weaving village of inphawkhon, burmese cats house, cheroot making and other cottage industries.
Then, visit to Nga Phe Kyaung monastery, a beautiful old teak wood building before transfer to hotel.
Overnight on Inle Lake. (B,L)
Day 12: Inle → Ngapali
(Flight 09:00 – 09:55 hrs)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer you to airport for flight to Thandwe. Upon arrival, welcome by hotel’s staff for transfer to Ngapali beach.
Overnight in Ngapali. (B)
Day 13: Ngapali beach
Breakfast at hotel, leisure and overnight at ngapali beach.
Overnight in Ngapali. (B)
Day 14: Ngapali → Yangon
(Flight 14:30 – 16:25 hrs)
Breakfast at hotel, morning leisure at beach until take flight back to yangon. Arrival yangon, welcome by tour drive without guide.
Overnight in Ngapali. (B)
Day 15: Yangon / Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Your leisure time until we pick you up and transfer you to yangon international airport for your departure flight.
End of the tour