CLASSIC TOUR PROGRAM ( 1 )
16 Day / 15 Nights Tour Program
Yangon – Inlay – Pindaya – Mandalay – Bagan – Golden Rock – Yangon
Day 1 – Arrival in Yangon. Meet and greet by the guide at the airport on arrival. Transfer to hotel. General sightseeing in Yangon. Overnight at the Hotel in Yangon.
Day 2 – Sightseeing in Yangon; starting from Kyaukhtatkyi Pagoda and drive to Kalaway monastery to watch lunch taking ceremony. Then on the way back visit Sasana Cave. After lunch Sule Pagoda and general sightseeing including British colonial style architecture and china town. Sunset over famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight at the Hotel in Yangon.
Day 3 – Morning flight to Heho and drive to Inlay Lake. Morning excursion by boat on the lake, famous for its traditional leg rowers, the fisherman’s interesting method of fishing and visit Indein Village. Overnight at the Hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 4 – Morning boat transfer to jetty. 1 hr. drive Kakku and visit there. Back to Inle. Overnight at Hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 5 – Drive to Pindaya by car. Arrive Pindaya with many beautiful scenes of typical Shan State village life on the way. Visit Pindaya caves with their thousands of Buddha images. Lunch, and then a visit to the Shan paper makers and umbrella workshop. Overnight at the Hotel in Pindaya.
Day 6 – Breakfast, Drive Pindaya and make a sightseeing in Pindaya cave.Flight to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay and transfer hotel. Overnigt stay at Hotel in Mandalay.
Day 7 – Visit the famous Mahamuni Paya, traditional handicraft workshops; marble wor and wood carving. Including gold leaf marking, Shwenandaw-an old wooden Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda, and a gorgeous view from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at Hotel in Mandalay.
Day 8 – Breakfast, Excursion by boat to Mingun, the world’s largest ringing bell and the unfinished Mingun Temple. An hour boat ride each way with typical scenes of “life on the river” Back to Mandalay. Excursion to the ancient capital of Amarapura, Mahagandayon Monastery ( where more than 700 monks live ) and the old teak- wood U Pein Bridge. Visit to the traditional silk weaving industry. Overnight Hotel in Mandalay.
Day 9 – Early morning transfer to Mandalay jetty. Depart Mandalay by boat to Bagan. With an early evening arrival, the trip affords the traveler rarely seen views of traditional river life along the bank of the Ayeyawady. An arrival at Bagan with transfers to the hotel.Overnight at Hotel in Bagan.
Day 10 – Proceed for sightseeing starting with the busy local market and continuing with visits to Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century, Kubyanukgyi, a temple, Khay Minga Temple, Anada Temple with four huge standing Buddha images workshop. Sightseeing to Manuha temple, built in Mon style in 1059, Nanbaya temple, a unique sandstone monument, said to have been the palace of king Manuha and Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi. Proceed to Bupaya Pagoda or Mingala Zedi Stupa to watch sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight Hotel in Bagan.
Day 11 – In the morning visit the site of Tayokepyay Temple in Min Nan Thu Village, Phaya Thone Zu and Nandamanya Temples noted for exquisite murals of 13th century and Kyat Kan Cave monastery, a famous meditation center in Bagan. Visit farming villages around Bagan. Sightseeing continues after lunch with an excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwady to the nostalgic Nathtaung Kyaung, a wooden monastery built in 1781 by a group of monks, famous for woodcarvings, a collection of ancient Buddha statues and lacquer boxes. Overnight Hotel in Yangon.
Day 12 – Morning visit in Bagan’ monuments. Evening transfer to airport for Bagan- Yangon. Transfer to hotel. O/N hotel in Yangon.
Day 13 – Pick – up at the hotel and drive to Bago (84Km- 11/2 hour0. En route, visit to the Allied War Graves Cemetery near Htaukkyan, a handicraft village producing woven bamboo wares, a tree shrine dedicated to a legendary “ Nat” and to Kyaik Pun Pagoda, famous for its four giant Buddhas. In Bago sightseeing includes the Shwemanwdaw Pagoda, over a thousand year old; its spire is even taller than Shwedagon Pagoda. After lunch, continue to Kin Pun. ‘ Base camp’ (110Km – 31/2 hours) and onward to Kyaiktiyo, the ‘Golden Rock’ a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaves and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. From Kin Pun, a steep and rough 11 Km dirt road leads to the upper staging point, a journey made in open trucks, which are very crowded. From the ‘upper area’ travelers must, at present, walk the final stage, approx. 4Km, up steep path which ascend some 500m to the Golden Rock. As an easier alternative to.Overnight at the Kyaikhto Hotel.
Day 14 – Driver back to Yangon and overnight at the Hotel in Yangon.
Day 15 – Transfer to Airport for departure.