12 Days

Team's Choice Program (1) (NS-TC-01)

12 Days - 11 Nights
  • Recommended Dates : No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish. Yearly Round
    Starts/Ends : Yangon city
    Tour Type : Landscape & Culture
    Activity Level : Regular Itinerary

    Overview & Tour Highlight :
    • Appreciate amazing Golden Shwedagon Pagoda and Myanmar Culture
    • Discover the last royal capital Mandalay and relax on a river boat cruise to Mingun
    • Relax on the overnight cruise to Bagan enjoying the amazing scenes of the riverside villages
    • Feel the magnificent temples and dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries of Bagan Era
    • Delve into the underground at Pindaya
    • Hilly Region and feel fresh air on highland villages at Kalaw
    • Explore Shan Ethnic Culture and Inthar’s unique one leg rowing, fisherman technique

Day 1: Yangon Arrival & Evening Sightseeing

Overnight :
• Arrival Yangon by international flight.
• Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
• Evening, visit Shwedagon Pagoda.
Shwedagon Pagoda rises 326ft (99.3m) above its base. Erected more than 2500 years ago and enshrining eight hairs of Buddha placed in a treasure chamber deep under its base. It is the highest symbol of the people's devotion to Buddha.
• Dinner at Le Plenteur Restaurant.
• Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon Sightseeing

Overnight :
• Breakfast at hotel.
• Start the sightseeing in Yangon.
• Drive to downtown and photo stop near Sule Pagoda & Mahabandoola Public Park to study Yangon Colonial style buildings.
• Then, transfer to Yangon Railway Station.
• Board the local ‘circular train’ which runs from Yangon’s main railway station in a circle around various neighborhoods in town and on the outskirts of town. The slowly traveling train gives you unique opportunity to enjoy observing the lively and colorful life of the rural Burmese people.
• Enjoy watching the activity on the train as well as outside as it passes through local neighborhoods and alongside markets.
• Disembark after 20-30 minutes in Kyimyintdein.
• Meet and greet with your local Trishaw Transporter.
• Transfer to Bagayar Banana and Coconut Jetty to see local ways of life by Trishaw.
Porters unload coconuts from a riverboat on the banana jetty. They unload the coconuts by throwing each coconut from the boat to a waiting truck on the shore. The "banana jetty" is on the Yangon River north of central Yangon on Strand Road. Bananas, coconuts and other fruit are brought in here from upcountry, sold and reshipped to other parts of Myanmar (Burma).
• In the evening, visit China Town. The pavement around China Town turns into a night-market with a variety of goods on display. It is the opportunity to see “the real Yangon”.
• Dinner at Shan Yoe Yar Restaurant.
• Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 3: Yangon - Mandalay (By AM Flight) & Amarapura-Ava-Mandalay

Overnight :
• Breakfast at hotel.
• After breakfast, check out from the hotel & transfer to the airport to board domestic flight for Mandalay.
• Arrive at Mandalay and drive to Amarapura, capital before Mandalay for visiting silk weaving industry cottages.
• Morning visit Amarapura Mahagandayone monastery where over thousands of monks are dwelling.
• Continue to Inwa (Ava) by boat. Inwa was founded in 1364 and served as capital of Burmese Kingdom for nearly 400 years.
• Inwa’s finest attraction to visit is the teak Bagaya Monastery which dates from 1834. The 90ft high masonry watchtower Nan Myint, the leaning tower of Inwa is all that remains of King Bagyidaw’s palace.
• Lunch at Small River Local Restaurant.
• After lunch, visit Maha Aungmye Bonzan also known as Mae Nu Oak Kyaung, the brick structure built in 1818 is same style as common teak monasteries.
• Back to Amarapura and proceed to U Bein Bridge for sunset, 1.6km long wooden bridge said to be the longest teak bridge in the world, built over 150 years. The bridge links Amarapura with an island in the middle of Lake Taungthaman, an intermittent body of water which dries up during winter.
• Transfer to Mandalay and hotel check-in.
• Dinner at Café City in Mandalay.
• Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Day 4:Mandalay - Mingun (By Boat) - Mandalay Sightseeing

Overnight :
• Breakfast at hotel.
• Drive to jetty. Take a boat trip about 1 hr to Mingun, located on the western bank of the Ayarwady River.
• Arrive at Mingun and visit huge unfinished Mingun Pagoda built between 1790 and 1797 which was split by earthquake in 1838. It is possibly the world's largest pile of bricks.
• Visit World’s largest working bell of 87 tons cast in 1808 by Bodawpaya and MyaThein Tan pagoda an image of Sulamani Pagoda at the peak of Mount Meru in Tavatimsa plane of nats.
• Back to Mandalay by boat.
• Visit Mahamuni Golden Buddha Image, bronze casting and marble stone cutting craftsmen quarters and gold leaf beaters.
• Lunch at Mya Nandar Restaurant.
• Then, visit Ku Tho Daw Pagoda also known as world's largest book, surrounded by 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist scriptures. It was built by King Mindon in 1857, modeled on the Shwezigon Pagoda at Nyaung U.
• Proceed to Golden Palace Monastery, which was once part of the palace complex where King Mindon lived.
• Evening view the sunset from Mandalay Hill.
• Dinner at Ko's Kitchen Restaurant.
• Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Day 5: Mandalay - Bagan (By 02Days-01Night River Cruise)

Overnight :
• Breakfast at hotel.
• After breakfast, check out from the hotel & transfer to the Sagaing Jetty to board river cruise to Bagan.
• The embarkation time of the cruise is 10.00 hrs and cast off after half an hour.
• Cruise all day long. In the late afternoon, stop at Yandabo, a village specializing in Pot-Making where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826.
• In the village, visit the Pot workshops, the monastery and the school.
• Moor overnight near the village of Shwe Nann Tint.
• Lunch and dinner on the cruise.
• Overnight on board.

Day 6: Bagan Arrival at Noon & Bagan Half Day Sightseeing

Overnight :
• Early in the morning, continue downstream to Bagan.
• After breakfast (if time permits), visit another typical river village.
• Enjoy the sunrise near Bagan and disembark at Bagan Aye Yar jetty by 9:30 hrs.
• Arrive at Bagan and transfer to hotel for check-in. Bagan on the banks of the Ayerwaddy River is home to the largest area of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world, many dating to 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.
• Lunch at Sarabar II Restaurant or Art@Bagan Resturant.
• Afternoon, visit Nyaung U Local Market and Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawratha but not completed until the reign of Kyansitthar.
• Then, visit Kyansithar Umin, long dimly lit corridors decorated with frescoes and Ananda Temple, one of the most beautiful temples in Bagan built by King Kyansitthar.
• Continue to visit Myinkaba Gu Byauk Gyi Temple with mural paintings, then to Manuha Temple which houses four immense Buddha images and Myinkaba lacquer ware village to see the manufacturing stages.
• Enjoy the sunset boat on Ayarwaddy River for about one hour.
• Dinner at Nanda Restaurant enjoying the puppet show.
• Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

Day 7: Balloon Ride & Bagan Fullday Sightseeing

Overnight :
• Wake up early in the morning.
• Transfer to the place of balloon ride.
• Enjoy the amazing balloon ride with one of the three balloon companies in Bagan.
• Then, transfer to your hotel for breakfast.
• After breakfast, enjoy your bike trip around Phaya Thonezu famous for its mixture of religions mural painting.
• Lunch at Eden BBB Restaurant.
• After lunch, visit Dhamayangyi Temple, huge brick red temple built by King Narathu and Sulamani Temple a beautiful majestic structure built by King Narapati Sithu.
• Evening, view sunset from Shwe San Daw Temple.
• Dinner at Sunset Garden Restaurant.
• Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

Day 8: Bagan - Heho (By AM Flight) & Pindaya - Kalaw

Overnight :
• Breakfast at hotel.
• After breakfast, check out from the hotel & transfer to the airport to board domestic flight for Heho.
• Arrive at Heho and now you are in Shan State. Agreeable climate 800 meter above sea level.
• Drive to Pindaya and visit Pindaya Caves, which enshrine thousands of Buddha images of all sizes of wood, stone, marble and bronze, some are richly covered with gold leaf. The caves are believed to contain over 8000 images.
• Lunch at Green Tea Restaurant.
• Proceed to Kalaw about 2 hours, formers British hills station town, cool, spring-like weather, pine forests, tea plantations and colorfully clad hill tribes make this town to a natural magnet for tourists.
• Arrive at Kalaw and hotel check-in.
• Then, visit Kalaw Local Market to see the ways of life of local people.
• Dinner at Dream Restaurant.
• Overnight at hotel in Kalaw.

Day 9: Kalaw Half Day Trekking & Inle Lake

Overnight :
• Breakfast at hotel.
• Start ½ Day trekking to villages of Pa Laung, Danu, Pa O and Taung Yo ethnic groups who live on mountain slopes. You can see Palaung ethnic tribe and their tea plantation on the mountain terraces.
• Back to Kalaw and lunch at 7 Sisters Restaurant.
• Then, proceed to Inle Lake and on the way, visit Shwe Yan Pyay old monastery and pagoda.
• Arrive at Nyaung Shwe and transfer to your hotel by boat on Inle Lake.
• Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake.

Day 10: Inle Lake Sightseeing (By Boat)

Overnight :
• Breakfast at hotel.
• Start sightseeing by boat on the beautiful Inle Lake home to Inthar national race, many of whom live in stilted houses built over the water. Inle Lake is second largest lake in Myanmar, stretches 11 miles (17.7 km).
• On the boat trip, you will visit the market places, floating villages and floating gardens, silk & lotus stem weaving.
• You can also see Inthar technique of leg-rowing where one leg is wrapped around the paddle to drive the boat and also their traditional way of fishing.
• Lunch at Inthar Lay Restaurant.
• Afternoon: visit the famous PhaungDawOo Pagoda and NgaPheKyaung (also known as Cat jumping Monastery), one of the oldest monasteries on the lake to see ancient Buddha images.
• Back to hotel by boat and dinner at your hotel.
• Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake.

Day 11: Inle - Heho - Yangon (By Flight) & Yangon Sightseeing

Overnight :
• Breakfast at hotel.
• After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to airport to board flight for Yangon.
• Arrive at Yangon and start the sightseeing in Yangon.
• Visit Chaukhtetgyi Reclining Buddha Image which is 230ft (70 m) long in the pose of rest, the head is lifted up by the right arm bent at the elbow.
• Then, proceed to Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) closed on Monday and gazatted holidays.
• Visit Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake to take photographs over the lake towards Shwedagon and picnic lunch at Kandawgyi Park.
• Make a photo stop at the Karaweik Hall, a 'hamsa bird shaped' floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake.
• Enjoy your leisure time and dinner at L'Opera Restaurant.
• Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Remarks: Depending upon departure and landing time of domestic flight, tour itinerary of that day is subject to change.

Day 12: Yangon Departure

Overnight :
• Breakfast at hotel.
• Transfer to Yangon airport to board the international flight.
    Our service includes
    - Accommodation with daily breakfast
    - Transportation with private car with air condition
    - Domestic Flight Tickets for Yangon-Mandalay / Bagan-Heho / Heho- Yangon
    - Inle Boat & Mingun Boat Renting Fee (Transfer and Sightseeing)
    - Bagan Bike Renting Fees
    - Mandalay-Bagan 02 Days & 01 Nights River Cruise Fee
    - Mandalay Hill Truck Car Fee
    - Entrance Fees / Zone Fees
    - Meals (lunch and dinner) otherwise mentioned in the program
    - English Speaking Local Throughout guide
    - 1 Tour Leader FOC every 16 paying pax and above (16+01)
    - Purified Drinking Water & Towel per person per day
Our service excludes
-Visa fee for Myanmar
-International flight tickets
-Camera and Video Fees
-Tip moneys & Porters
-Other personal expenses

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