11 Day / 10 Nights Tour Program

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11 Day / 10 Nights Tour Program

Yangon – Pindaya  – Kalaw – Inlay  –  Mandalay  –  Bagan –  Yangon

Day 1     –   Arrival Yangon
Upon arrival at Yangon airport you will be welcomed by your Asian Trails guide and transferred to your hotel.
Lunch and dinner to own account.
Overnight stay at Savoy Hotel (**** Deluxe room) in Yangon,

Day  2   –   YANGON
Brdakfast at hotel. Your journey begins with a tour through Yangon’s colonial – style city center. Visit Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2000 year ago; the magnificent reclining Buddha at CHAUK HTAT GYI and after a photo stop at the KARAWEIK HALL. A ‘ HAMSA-BIRD-SHAPED’ floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) lake: stroll through the BOGYOKE ( SCOTTS) MARKET with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrajts and gems stores. Complete your day with an extended visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments. The SHWEDAGON PAGODA.
Lunch and dinner to w2on account.
Overnight stay at Savoy Hotel ( ****,Deluxe room) in Yangon.

Day  3   –   YANGON – HEHO – PINDAYA – KALAW
After breakfast, transfer to airport for domestic flight  to Heho. Upon arrival at Heho airport, drive (60km – 2 hours) to PINDAYA and visit PINDAYA CAVES, a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images placed there by pilgrims over the centuries. In the afternoon, continue (48km – 1 ½ hours) to kalaw, a fresh and delightful hill station, on the rim of the Shan Plateau, which is a market center for ethnic minorities from surrounding regions. Lunch and dinner to own account.
Overnight stay at Amara Resort (***,Deluxe room ) in Kalaw.

Day  4   –   KALAW – NYAUNG SHWE – INLE LAKE
After breakfast, visit the local market where a wide range of local produce may be seen and also visit to the railway station. Proceed by road to NYAUNG SHWE ( 62 km – 1 ½ hour) and continue by boat to your hotel for check in. Excursion by bat on Inle Lake will include sights of the famous leg rowers, typical floation gardens. Local methods of fishing, village life and magnificent scenery. Visit are made to PHAUNGDAW OO PAGODA; the weaving village of INPAWKHON and to one of the local markets in the Inle Lake region ( on the market days only).
Lunch and dinner to own account.
Overnight stay at Lake View Resort (***,Deluxe room ) on the shore of Inle Lake.

Day  5   –   INLE LAKE – HEHO – MANDALAY
After breakfast,board your boat to the Western shore of the lake where you will find the beginning of a stair path leading to the hidden and unknown Inn Thein pagoda complex. Visit one of the most amazing historical sights on the shore of the lake consisting of hundreds of small stupas overgrown by moss and greens. Continue on foot to a village nearby where several crops are grown in traditional ways. Walk in an easy pace along one of the many creeks passing through rice fields to the village of Sae Ma. Visit the primary school of the village and possibility to meet the children and teachers to observe their way of learning and teaching. (Note: on School days only). Later step in a wooden canoe for an exciting ride down a narrow creek until you reach the Paung Daw Oo Pagoda. Walk across to the weaving village of THA LAY where a traditional home cooked Shan lunch will be served in a local Inn Thar house. Enjoy eating as the locals do, on the floor and from low tables.
Transfer by boat to Nyaung Shwe. Continue by car to HEHO ( 25km – 1 hour) and domestic flight  to MANDALAY. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Lunch and dinner to own account.
Overnight stay at Sedona Hotel (****,ROH room) in Mandalay.

Day  6  –  MANDALAY – AVA – MANDALAY
After breakfast, experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay including one of the most revered religious monuments in Myanmar, the MAHAMUNI PAGODA; the SHWE INBIN MONASTERY; the GOLDEN PALACE MONASTERY, a superb example of a tradintional wooden building and KUTHODAW PAGODA the world’s largest book made of marble. Visit a traditional wooden building and KUTHODAW PAGODA the world’s largest book made of marble.In the afternoon, proceed forexcursion to former Royal Capital if INWA (AVA ) reached by a short boat trip. Visits by horse- drawn carriage to NANMYINT WATCH TOWER, the remains of the place building nicknamed “leaning tower of Ava” MAHN AUNGMYE BONZAN MONASTERY, built of brick and stucco, BAGAYAR MONASTERY,famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. a retreat for Buddhist devotees and private visit to a nunnery and a monastery. Proceed to 200-year-old U BEIN teak. Walk through Amarapura village to the TAUNG THA MAN LAKE and cross the famous 200 –year old U BEIN TEAK BRIDGE, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital. Lunch and Dinner to own account.
Over night stay at Sedona Hotel in Mandalay.

Day  7   –  MANDALAY – RV PANDAW 1947
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the jetty at 11.30 amand you will board RV Pandaw in time for lunch. Commence your overnight river journey on board of the RV PANDAW 1947 to Bagan. Relax on board while observing the diverse river life and the magnificent scenery.
Lunch,dinner and overnight stay on board of RV Pandaw 1947 (***,Main deck cabin).

Day  8   –   RV PAUKAN 2007
After breakfast on board, steam downstream to YANDABO. Go for a walk at this delightful village without proper road access thatis a thriving community of pottery makers. The people live a simple life style making a variety of clay products which they barter trade for other commodities. Visit the village monastery that has existed on the same site for over 400 years. Cruise past the Chindwin confluence. In the late afternoon you will dock in THEIN GONE, a typical farming village set on western riverbank 10km South of Pakkoku. Visit the monastery and school.
Lunch, dinner and overnight stay on board of RV Raukan 2007(***, Main deck cabin)]
Note: Itinerary and stops during the cruise are subject to changes depending on river conditions and local circumstances.

Day  9   –   RV PAUKAN 2007 –BAGAN
After breakfast on board, set sail for the final leg of your river journey to BAGAN where you will meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, pick up at your hotel by horse cart and venture out to some of the more off-the-beaten track temples and pagodas. We don’t follow the trotted trails but take you over dusty roads and small paths through one thousand years of history.
Lunch and dinner to own account.
Overnight stay at Tharabar Gate Hotel(***, Superior room) in Bagan.

Day 10   –   BAGAN
After early breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for domestic flight to BAGAN. Upon arrival, starting your day with visits to the most significant pagodasand temples of Bagan including SHWEZIGON PAGODA, BUILT BY King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; KU BYANUK GYI, a temple with superb murals of Jataka scenes; KHAY MIN GA TEMPLE, noted for its panoramic view of the area’s numerous monuments and ANANDA TEMPLE, with four standing Buddha images.
In the afternoon visit one of Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts, a lacquerware craftsmen’s workshop in nearby MYINKABA village. You will continue to MANUHA TEMPLE, built in the Mon style in 1059 and follow on to NANGBAYA TEMPLE, a unique sandstone monument said to have been the palace of King Manuha. Proceed to BUPAYA PAGODA or MINGALAZEDI STUPA to watch the sunset over the famous Ayeyarwaddy River.
Lunch and dinner to own account.
Overnight stay at Tharabar Gate Hotel in Bagan.
Day  11   –   BAGAN – YANGON
After breakfast, departure transfer to airport for domestic flight to Yangon. Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at your leisure with time for own exploration, shopping or relaxing by the pool.
Lunch and dinner to own account.
Overnight stay at Savoy Hotel(****, Deluxe room) in Yangon.
YANGON- DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel, Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.