Picturesque & Ethic Myanmar

Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda - Bagan – Mandalay - Inle- Yangon
( Buddhism, Culture, Archaeology & History, Soft Trekking, Scenic , Natural Beauty )

 

 

Day 01: Yangon – Arrival ( D )

Arrive at Yangon International Airport, warmly welcome by guide (escort) and transfer to hotel. Check in hotel. Relax for a while.
Evening sightseeing in Yangon features - high lights Shwedagon Pagoda (world famous glistening gold stupa towering over the city with spearing to height of 326 feet). See the sunset in there.
Myanmar Buffet Dinner & Cultural Show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant .Overnight in Yangon.

 

Day 02: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda by coach (B/L/D)

Early morning driving to Kyaikhtiyo 4 hrs driving. On the way Arrive at base camp and them climbing with special coach to Golden Rock Temple compound looking the sightseeing. It is the famous legendary Pagoda on the Golden Rock and is  also an attractive one for those who love hiking. Crossing through the tropical jungle by a rocky path, listening to the birds’ singing, it is a fantastic journey to the TOP. Overnight in Kyaikhtiyo Hill Hotel.

 

Day 03: Kyeik Htio – Bgao – Yangon ( B/L/D )

After your breakfast, take photo around the hotel area, the hills around and pagoda compound. Back to Yangon and along the way, sightseeing will go to Bago an ancient royal city o f 15th centaury. Visit to Shwe Maw Daw pagoda, Kalayar Ni Si ma (the ordination hall), and Le Myat Hnar pagoda (the four gigantic sitting Buddha). Back to After that back to Yangon, overnight in Hotel.

 

Day 04: Yangon ( B/L/D )

Breakfast at hotel. Full day tour in Yangon features :
Chauk Htut Gyi Pagoda ( futures a beautiful reclining Buddha Image 230ft (70m) long in the pose of rest, the original image was built in 1907. )
Kabaaye Pagoda ( Myanmar means World Peace to which this pagoda is dedicated built in 1952, in significant for the Six Buddhist Synod which was held in its large compound in 1954.
The Mahapasana Guha Cave, and Buddhist art Museum, are also located in the same compound.
Nga Hlaing Gu Pagoda; ( built over an ancient vaulted 11th century structure discovered some decades ago, this pagoda has a legend based on the Naga ( magical water – serpent ) that had once protected the Buddha Carvings of snakes twine over the shrines )
Tooth Relic Pagoda ( Relics of the Buddha are possible to be replicated and one is enshrined in the pagoda )
After that relax in Sane Lan Soe Pyae in Inya Lake Garden ( Natural Lake ). And take the Myanmar traditional tea.
Before dinner excursion to Botahtaung Pagoda ( Ancient Pagoda was destroyed by bombing during World War Two and a replica built in its place. Relics excavated from the treasure chamber were re-enshrined. This is the only pagoda where one can walk along a spiraling corridor into the innermost part of the spire and see the glass-encased relic chamber deep inside. The spire glistens with its pure gold patina and inside, the corridors are lined with gold leaf and sparkling glass mosaic, giving it a magical look. )  
See the sunset in the Myanmar seaport. Dinner at Sea Port Restaurant.
Overnight in Yangon.

 

Day 5: Yangon – Bagan by flight ( B )
Morning fly to Nyaung U airport, arrive at Nyaung U. Proceed for sightseeing, starting with the busy Nyaung Oo local market and continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the most important Pagodas and temples, such as Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century, Kyansit-tha Umin      ( Not far from the Shwezigon pagoda,  a cave complex off the tourist route, it has murals from the 13th century. ). Gubyauk Gyi, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes, and Ananda Temple with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior.
Archaeological  Museum, (this museum run by Archaeological Department is situated near the Ananda Temple. It has a collection of more than 2000 items including Buddha’s Statues, stucco pieces, terra-cotta cups and pots. Open from 09:30 am to 15:00 pm daily except Monday and public holidays. The new large museum is under construction and it will exhibit more ancient artifacts.
Then visit Htilominlo Pagoda, built in A.D. 1211 by King Nantaungmya  and Khay Min Ga Temple. Afternoon, visit lacquer workshop to learn about the fascinating technique of this art. Visit the famous Thatbyinnyu Pagoda constructed by King Alaung Sithu and Shwegugyi Temple also known as "Nandaw Oo Paya" built by King Alaungsithu in 1140 A.D. Sunset from Shwedandaw Stupa. Overnight in Bagan.

 

Day 6 : Bagan SS (B/L/D)

Early morning wake up from your night dream and you will be picked up by BALLOON OVER BAGAN ferry to fly by balloons; “Ride balloon over Bagan to feel the panoramic view of ancient Bagan” Experience Bagan by flying at the sky, after your flying back to your hotel for having breakfast.

Breakfast at hotel. Your second day of around more of Bagan's neighboring towns. As you pass through the villages of Myinkaba and Minnanthu you'll get a glimpse into an artisan's workshop, visit several local temples, Bagan features  Myazedi Pagoda and Pillar and Myingabar Kybyaukkyi, ( It was built by Prince Rajakuma who was content to allow his nephew, Alaung Sithu, to be named crown prince instead of him, for the had been born to a country woman and came too late to court. The stone inscription he left is a beautiful dedication of love to his father, King Kyansit – Tha. The murals, protected from sunlight inside this drink temple, are spectacular. ) . Dhammayangyi   ( a temple of massive and finest brick works),
Gawtawpalin ( King Narapati Situ built this graceful temple )
Sulamuni Temple, ( the pagoda temple like Htilominlo and the Gawdawpalin with better interior lighting. It stands beyond the Dhammayangyi Temple and was built in A.D. 1181 by Narapatisithu. The interior was once painted with fine frescoes but only traces can be seen today.).
and continue across the plains. These rarely visited towns are home to some of the most unusual temples in Myanmar. Panoramic view of sun setting land Bupaya Pagoda (  Not far from Gawtawpalin is a pagoda spire in the shape of a gourd in the bank of  Ayeyarwady river.  Overnight in Bagan.

 

Day 7: Bagan – Mandalay by flight ( B )
After breakfast, check out hotel, fly to Mandalay( 08:50 am ) . Arrive at Mandalay airport      ( 09:20 ) am, transfer to hotel. Check in hotel and relax for a while.
Half Day tour start of Mandalay featuring Mandalay Museum and Palace houses a collection of article such as Royal costume Palm-Leave Manuscripts, Wood carving, Palace hall, King office, King bed room, Queen bed room, Palace tower.
Mahamuni Pagoda was built to enshrine the Maha Muni Image, nearly 13ft (4m) high. It is covered with so much gold leaf that its body has lost all proportion. Only the face washed with ceremony each dawn, is not allowed to be gilded. Each of the four walkways leading to it has a different character according to the wares sold in the shops. One is lined with the descendents of the Brahmin astrologers who served at court, practicing the same profession of telling fortunes and writing astrological readings on elaborately decorated palm-leaf packets for new-born bodies. And the traditional handicraft work shops one can see marble works and wood carvings.
Kuthodaw Pagoda, known officially as the Mahalawka Marazein Kuthodaw Pagoda, is called “ the largest book in the world” King Mindon who founded Mandalay as a new capital in 1859 held the Fifth Buddhist Synod  in 1872. Over a period of eight years, the texts were recited and corrected as necessary by a presiding body  of monks and the results were inscribed on 729 marble slabs.
Excursion to Shwe Nadaw ; Mandalay has hundreds of monasteries and many are still being built. The most beautiful is the Shwe Nandaw, or Golden Palace Monastery, called Shwe Kyaung by the locals .It was once the private residence of king Mindon, who died there. His heir moved it outside the palace and donated it to a monastery, thus saving it from the destruction of Would War Two. This teak pavilion carved all over with motifs and mythical creatures was once entirely covered in thick gold, inside and out but only the interior gold remains for the tropical weather is too harsh. Gold Leaf making work.
Shwe Inn Bin Monestry, was built strictly according to the rules of monastic architecture whereas the Golden Monastery was first constructed as a royal pavilion and has no exact monastic structure. It is beautiful building well over a hundred years old, with ancient –style doors that swing upwards.
Before dinner excursion to Yaw Min Gyi Oke Kyaung, at the foot of Mandalay Hill is a two storied building very much in the Western style with tall columns, grand flights of stairs and arched doorway.
Sightseeing in  Mandalay Hill which is panoramic view of the city Mandalay. Gave the city its name. Alothough thecity was officially named Yadanabon or Mound of Gems, people always called it after the name of the hill. The hill top offers unforgettable sunset views of the city, the palace walls and the Ayeyarwaddy River. Dinner and night stop in Mandalay.

 

Day 08)     - Mandalay  – Inle Lake by flight  (B)   

Morning check out hotel, drive to airport, fly to Heho airport ( 09:45 )am, arrive at Heho airport ( 10:15 )am. A via air port city of Inle Lake. We proceed to Inle Lake, for its floating gardens, village life on and by the lake and the lifestyles of the Intha people, who migrated here in the 14th century. Finding no land on which to settle, they established their homes on the water, creating floating islands made of reeds and grass. The men are noted for the unique way they paddle with their legs, leaving their arms free for fishing. This afternoon we will explore the lake by long boat visiting the Phaung Daw U Pagoda with 5 images of Buddha which have become gold leaf balls and the Jumping Cat monastery.

Day 09)     - Inle Lake – Heho airport – Yangon by flight  (B/-/D)

Breakfast at hotel, check out hotel and drive to Heho Airport, fly to Yangon ( 13:25 )pm, arrive at Yangon airport ( 14:35 )pm.
Transfer to hotel and relax in hotel, evening pick up by guide and take a dinner at local Restaurant. Overnight in hotel.
   
Day 10)     - Departure Day  (B)

Breakfast at hotel, pick up by guide, and check out hotel, drive to airport, fly back your home land.

Tour  Cost : US$ ( per person )

 

Market Cost Duration 2 pax 4 pax 8 pax 10-15 pax single
Asia Asia*Hotel 7 Days 1485 1150 960 890 195
Europe Europe 3*Hotel 7 Days 1725 1390 1200 1080 285
Europe Europe 4*~5 Hotel 7 Days 1980 1650 1460 1350 450

 

Price Included:

•    Accommodation in Twin share room at  hotel with breakfast
•    All inland transportation with private air conditioned vehicle
•    Domestic Flight Fares (Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Yangon)
•    Entrance Fees for specific program / Porter Charges ( 2 Luggs: per person) / English Speaking throughout Guide

 

Price Excluded:

•    Meals , Beverages, Laundry service, / Personal insurance / Visa / International Flight Fares and Airport tax.
•    Mini bar and Telephone, Fax, Email and Internet call./ Nature of other personal use.

 

Noted  about meals :
-    Lunch ( per time ) with mineral water 1 bottle & 1 juice       : Myanmar Traditional food  (  12 ) U$ / Thai food, Japan food, Indian food,  Korea Food ( 15 ) U$ / Chinese food ( 12 ) U$/  European food ( 18 ) U$
-    Dinner ( per time ) with mineral water 1 bottle & 1 juice     : Myanmar Traditional food  (  15 ) U$ / Thai food, Japan food,  Indian food, Korea Food ( 17) U$ / Chinese food ( 15 ) U$ / European food ( 23 ) U$