Greet at the hotel and transfer to airport for departure.
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Myanmar History and Hill Tribes Adventure
- The grand Shwedagon Pagoda
- Magical Golden Rock and open-air truck experience
- Exploring Buddhist monks routine
- Explore the ancient history of Myanmar at Bagan and enjoy the most beautiful sunset
- Learn art and crafts of Myanmar at local cottages
- Adventure trek and explore hill tribes
This charming Myanmar 16 days tour will be a fantastic trip by getting the sense of both classic and adventure. Exploring the archeological sites of Myanmar, tasting the local activities and exposure with local communities are the highlight of this memorable trip.
The vibrant and friendly city, Yangon is our first stop in this tour and you can experience to see the Burmese architecture, colonial era-buildings, and daily lives of local peoples by exploring around the city center. And visiting the famous landmark of Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda which is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar and surrounded by an array of temples, shrines, and pavilions will make your mind pleasant and peaceful.
Next, traveling to the well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site, Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo) will be worth your time and you will have the experience of a rough riding up and down with the truck before arriving at this impressive rock. Upon arrival at Golden Rock, we will see the people praying and the vendors selling the local products, and can enjoy the special mystic atmosphere and scenic view of the rock.
The glorious Bagan will give you a sense of wonderment and many spectacular setting by having a chance to learn the stunning architecture inside and outside and telling the great stories back of each enchanting temples.
Exploring the former royal capital of Myanmar, Mandalay is one of the highlights of this tour. You can learn about the history of the last kingdom and take a glance from the hill to enjoy the panoramic sunset view of Mandalay. It will make you enjoy and always reflecting on the memories in your mind.
In Inle, we will take a boat trip to discover floating islands and gardens and see the Intha people practicing their unique, traditional fishing style. And trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake by staying one night in a local home or monastery is one of the fascinating activities in this trip. We will pass through the farming on the hillsides and will meet different tribes and we can spend the time at the local house by sharing the cultural knowledge. The hospitality of the locals and hosts will remain in our thoughts as good memories.
As a conclusion, this 16 days tour will be worth a visit as it is composed of the significant places of Myanmar by mixing the historical and adventuring experience.
Day 1 : Arrival to Yangon and Yangon City Explore
We welcome you to the Land of Glittering Pagodas. On our arrival, our guide and driver will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Our journey starts to the jetty by the Yangon River and proceeds to Botahtaung Pagoda, one of the significant temple-type pagodas in Yangon which houses a sacred hair relic of Buddha. Continue to Sule Pagoda, City Hall, High Court and Independence Monument in Mahabandoola Park. Enjoy your shopping at Bogyoke Aung San Market and transfer to Myanmar Food Restaurant. We will continue our visit to Chauk Htet Kyi Reclining Buddha and then walk around Kandawgyi Park, visit Karaweik Hall and will have a scenic view of Shwedagon Pagoda from afar. In the evening, we will visit the Grand Shwedagon Pagoda for a most picturesque experience, and transfer back to the hotel.
Day 2 : Yangon – Bago – Golden Rock and overnight at Golden Rock
After breakfast at the hotel, start a drive to Golden Rock. On the way, visit World War 2 Cemetery for a photo stop and explore Myanmar hand-made pot workshop. Visit Kya Khat Wine Monastery where over 1000 monks are learning Buddha scripture and we will learn about monastic lives. We will continue to the restaurant for lunch and drive direct to Kimpun base camp. Arrival base camp, it would be our exciting time to take air open truck ride up to Mountain. Refreshment at hotel and visit around Golden Rock with sunset and overnight at Mountain Top hotel.
Day 3 : Golden Rock – Bago and drive back to Yangon
After breakfast at the hotel, take the truck down to base camp and drive back to Yangon. On the way, visit to Shwemawdaw Pagoda (the soul of Bago) and Kanbawzathardi Palace which is the palace of second Myanmar dynasty, to explore more about history of kings of Myanmar and continue the way to visit Shwetharlyaung (one of biggest reclining Buddha image) and visit four facing Buddha images, it is so-called Kyaik Pun Pagoda and then drive back to Yangon.
Day 4 : Yangon – Bagan by flight and Bagan City Explore
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be greeted by our driver to transfer you to the airport to fly to Bagan. On arrival, your journey begins with a visit to a local colorful market where villagers gather every day to buy and sell their product and other goods. Continue with a visit to the Shwezigon Pagoda with its golden stupa for an introduction to Bagan’s rich history. Next, we will visit nearby Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite Jataka mural paintings, and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. Lunch at the restaurant and transfer to the hotel to rest. This afternoon begins with a visit to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece which is one of the Bagan’s most beautiful temples built in the early Mon- Myanmar style. Ananda contains two unique Buddha images and its expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed. Travel by horse cart to Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan, and the massive Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. Enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the Nyaung La Phet Hill. And back to your hotel.
Day 5 : Continue Bagan City Explore by E-bike
Today we will visit the rural village of Minnanthu, one of the places where we can see cotton weaving and farmers harvesting the crops in their fields. We will use this place as a starting point to explore more notable temples of Bagan such as Laymyathnar Monastery Complex, Phayathonsu Temple, Nandamannya with detail mural painting from the 13th century. We will have lunch at one of the local restaurants and then back to the hotel for a break from the mid-day heat. Later in the afternoon, begin with a visit to Myinkabar village where you can visit a traditional lacquerware workshop and observe the production of one of Burma’s best-known handicrafts. Our journey continues to Manuha Temple with its huge Buddha images, Nanpaya built with sandstone and Gubyauk Gyi Temple (Myinkaba) where you can see very colorful mural paintings of the Bagan period. In the late afternoon, head to the jetty for a slow sunset cruise down the Irrawaddy River. On this cruise, you will observe the lifestyle of fishermen and riverside villages as well as enjoy the unique perspective of Bagan’s temples. Return to your hotel and overnight.
Day 6 : Bagan – Mandalay by flight and Amarapura, Sagaing and Innwa Exploration
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be greeted by our driver to transfer to the airport for your flight to Mandalay. On arrival, welcome by our guide and your journey begins. Today we’re going to learn more about Buddhism in our culture and will start by visiting Mahargandar Yon Monastery where you can observe the daily life of monks and novices studying Buddha’s scriptures. Proceed to Ava (Innwa). Innwa tour highlights include the 27-meter-high Masonry Watch Tower, Nan Myint (or) the “Leaning Tower of Innwa“, Bagaya Monastery built with 276 teak pillars, and observe Myanmar tradition Alms bowls workshop. After lunch, visit Sagaing Hill. We will drive to Amarapura to enjoy the sunset at U Bein Bridge, made of teak logs and planks over 200 years ago by Mayor U Bein. Back to Mandalay and transfer to the hotel.
Day 7 : Mandalay City Explore
After breakfast at the hotel, visiting Mahamuni Pagoda, famous for its Buddha image. You will then explore Myanmar arts and crafts making workshops such as stucco, tapestry, gold-leaf, and will bring you to a local Myanmar food restaurant for lunch. After lunch, start your exploration from the Northeast corner of Mandalay Palace. Visit the Shwenandaw Kyaung, the Golden Teak Monastery which was constructed entirely of golden teak. This impressive wooden monastery was once part of the Mandalay Palace. Continue visiting to Atumashi Kyaung Monastery and Kuthodaw Paya, more commonly known as the World’s Biggest Book. The slabs of marble are inscribed with the entire Tripitkata; Buddhist scriptures. We will go up to the top of Mandalay Hill where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Mandalay and spectacular sunset and transfer back to Hotel.
Day 8 : Mandalay – Heho by flight and Excursion to Pindaya, overnight at Kalaw
After breakfast at the hotel, greet and transfer to airport and fly to Heho. On arrival, drive to Pindaya. Be ready your camera to shoot photos of beautiful mountain range and farms along the way. Arrival to Pindaya, explore Pindaya Cave, umbrella-making cottage and proceed to Kalaw. Explore Pingamon Monastery, Hnee Phaya, Bamboo Buddha image and colonial places in Kalaw and a visit to Market would be fantastic.
Day 9 : Kalaw – Inle trekking and overnight at monastery or village
Firstly we go to the starting point from Nyaung Shwe by car or Tuk Tuk. We go to Htat Eain Lower Village which is famous for the natural limestone cave. Continue our trek to Lwe Kin village where they grow cheroot plants, corn and beans on their farms. And then we are heading to Htat Eain Upper village. We have lunch in that village. After lunch, we continue to Nar Nwet village and Yin Pyar village for a night stop.
Day 10 : Continue Kalaw – Inle trekking and overnight at monastery or village
After breakfast, we leave about 8 am and continue to Hsin Mee village where we can see Pa-O people. After that Kone Son Village to see the panoramic view of Inle Lake where we can see Pa-O and Taung Yoe tribes and stop for lunch break. After lunch, we go on to Taung bu village. On the way, we pass through the Red-Mountain vineyard. And then we will go on to Kandaw and Nyaun Phyu village where Intha people are living in there. One the way, we can visit Lwe Ngam monastery for a break and go to Dalapin village and Lwe Khauk village for a night stop.
Day 11 : Continue Kalaw – Inle trekking and arrival to Inle Lake for overnight
After breakfast, we go to Hpon Tal village, Bawletbath village and walk down to Mine Thauk village. Arrival to the hotel and relax at Hotel.
Day 12 : Boat trip in Inle Lake and Indein Village
After breakfast at the hotel, start Inle lake sightseeing including Floating islands, Heya Ywama Village, Phaung Daw Oo Phaya and the unique leg-rowers on the lake with their traditional fishing style. We will also visit local small villages with silversmiths, weaving, and long-necked Padaung women. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant serving Inthar cuisine. Continue your journey to Indein village. On the way, do not hesitate to photograph the scenic views of the lake. We will visit the Indein villages and the ancient Shwe Indein Pagoda and then head back to the hotel.
Day 13 : Biking around Nyaung Shwe
After breakfast at the hotel, visit one of the famous attraction of Inle Lake, 5 Days Market and continue to Indein village and visit ancient Shwe Indein Pagoda. Back to Nyaung Shwe and in the afternoon, biking in Nyaung Shwe to explore small villages around Nyaung Shwe and back to Hotel.
Day 14 : Excursion to Kakku – Taunggy
After breakfast at the hotel, greet at the hotel in the Lake or Nyaung Shwe and drive to Taunggyi (1 hour). Continue to Kakku Pagoda Complex, Taunggyi features a cluster of fantastic ancient monuments and is located in the heart of Shan State. It is mainly a group of thousands of pagodas and temples which were built in the 16th century. And on the way visit Htan-Pya-Ya and visit Aye Thar Yar Winery if time available and then transfer back to Hotel.
Day 15 : Fly back to Yangon and leisure day
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport to fly to Yangon. On arrival Yangon, greet at airport and transfer to hotel and free day.
You can inquire if you like to join our Walking evening tour.
Day 16 : Departure
Inclusion And Exclusion
- 15 nights accommodation with breakfast
- 4 domestic flight tickets (Yangon-Bagan, Bagan-Mandalay, Mandalay-Heho, Heho-Yangon)
- Air conditioning car with driver for sightseeing
- English speaking station guides service
- Bike fees
- Trekking fees
- Boat fees
- Horse cart in Bagan
- Mineral water
- Meal during trekking
- Entrance fees and zone fees
- Water and refreshment towel on tour
- Toll fee and fuel charges for car
- Government tax and service charges
- Tourist visa
- Personal expenses
- Food and beverages (Except breakfast where mentioned)
- Travel insurance
- Items not mentioned in “Services included”