Upon arrival at Yangon, welcome by our tour speaking guide and then transfer to hotel for check in. On the way, the tour visit to Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the Royal lake for photo stop and world famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset. Overnight at Yangon.
After breakfast, the tour starts trip to Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda known as “Golden Rock” round about 05 hours from Yangon. The sacred boulder covered by gold leaf is balance precariously on the very edge of cliff. Regular car or coaches can reach only Kimpun Base Camp at the foot of the hills; from there you will be trek by open truck up to Yathay Taung.
Then, you will be trek uphill about 45 minutes to the main Pagoda and enjoy sunset from this unforgettable site. The 9000 candle lighting festival is also a popular among the events in Myanmar. Overnight in Kyaikhtiyo.
Early morning, you can enjoy beautiful sunrise with cools climate and relaxed atmosphere and take picture from the mountain top. After breakfast at hotel, take open truck car about 45 minutes and then drive by road for 110 Km to an ancient capital, Bago.
The tour can visit Shwe tha lyaung Reclining Buddha (55 meters long), Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda, Kalyani Sima (Ordination Hall), 28 Meter high huge image of Kyaikpun Pagoda and the place of King Bayinnaung are some of the places of interest.
At afternoon, return to Yangon, visiting the Allied War Memorial Cemetery near Htaukkyan has 27, 000 tombstones of Allied soldiers who lost their lives in Myanmar during the World War II. The cemetery is peaceful and beautiful tended and also visit a local woven bamboo factory. At evening, transfer to Yangon and overnight in Yangon.
After breakfast at hotel, morning transfers to airport for fly to Mandalay. Upon arrival at Mandalay Airport, direct transfer to Amarapura. Hightlights include Mahagandayon Monastery which is a school for young monks and observe the lunch process in morning, U Bein bridge which is more than two centuries old and at 1.2 km longest teakwood span in the world.
Visit to wooden Bagaya Monastery with a superb collection of Buddha statues. On the way, visit to the tradition hand-weaving silk workshop.
At afternoon, sightseeing tour of Mandalay includes Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mahamuni Pagoda, gold of hammering, Shwe Inbin Monastery, Shwenandaw "Golden Palace Monastery" to observe finest Myanmar wooden architecture and Atumashi Monastery and sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at Mandalay.
After breakfast, transfer to jetty to take a private chartered boat for a cruise over the Irrawaddy River towards the former capital of Mingun. After a 45-minute cruise, arrive in Mingun, famous for its huge unfinished pagoda also home to the Mingun Bell, considered as the world’s largest uncracked ringing bell. Also visit the beautiful white Hsinbyume Pagoda.
At afternoon, boat trip to visit Ava (Innwa), it is located on an island between Irrawaddy and Myitnge Rivers. Then, the tour can visit Ava by horse cart (bullock cart) to Nanmyint Watch Tower, Queen Meenu Oak Kyaung, Ma Ha Aung Mye Bonza Monastery, the ancient teak Bagaya Monastery, Lacquer ware industry and Inwa Bridge spanning the Irrawaddy River.
Then , proceed to Sagaing, the hilltops, each crested with a pagoda, the banners proclaiming the Buddha’s teaching, the refuge from all ills and tribulations where over 600 monasteries for monks and runs are located for Buddhist studies and mediation. Sunset form Sagaing Hill. At evening, return to hotel and overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, drive a scenic journey to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), also known as "City of Flowers". The visitors enjoy a stroll through the wonderful Botanical Garden at Kandawgyi Lake and Pyin Oo Lwin Market is popular sites. Sunset form NAUNG KAN GYI Pagoda and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Pyin Oo Lwin. (Breakfast)
After breakfast, drive to Pyin Oo Lwin station to take a train to Naung Pain by cross over the Gyoke Hteik Bridge and it is erected in 1901 by an America company know as the Pennsylvania and Maryland Bridge and Construction Company, completed in 1913. It is 2260 feet long and 320 feet high above a natural limestone rock with a huge cavern under it.
The Rock itself is 550 feet high above the stream that flows under the rock. It could be considered as an masterpiece of British and American engineer’s joint work. When we passed through the bridge, it will offer us amazing surprise of over 109 years old technical work and tourist enjoy to see the famous Gyoke Hteik Viaduct.
Late afternoon, arrive at Naung Pain station, our car is waiting to proceed Hsipaw. Upon arrival at Hsipaw, it cools climate and relaxed atmosphere and then visit to Central Market; Shan Palace (also know as Sawbwa Haw). Overnight in Hsibaw. (Breakfast)
After breakfast, the tour sightseeing starting to walk through the paddy field, over 100 ft height and nice pool at the base. Splendid view of ancient pagoda and Shan royal tomb is seen from the path in the paddy field.
You can see the lime stone cave aside the fall. At afternoon, take one hour boat trip ride upstream river for nice scenery with the mountain, valley, and fruit plantation along the river Return to hotel and overnight in Hsipaw.
After breakfast, the tour starts for cycle through town to the farmers’ villages enjoying the panoramic scenery of paddy fields, seasonal crops, mountains, and a river. Experience traditional lifestyle of Shan Villages by visiting houses, where women weave, roll cheroots and produce fans and bamboo baskets.
Leave yours bicycle near multi-denominational cemeteries and walk up the hill to the Nam Tok Waterfall. Take a bath if you wish and come back to the main highway from where you can continue up the hill to the Tomb of Sir Sao Chae. (Great Uncle of the last Shan Prince who was ruling the province in the past) Cycle down by 9-9 pagoda.
Cross the main highway and use the small path through the rice fields and along the railway track to come back to Hsipaw. Overnight in Hsipaw Resort.
After breakfast, drive by road to Monywa, about 136 km to the west of Mandalay, a major center of trade and commerce for agricultural product from surrounding Chindwin Velly.
Then continue to Mohnyin Thanmbuddhei Paya with over 500,000 images of Buddha and Giant reclining Buddha at Bodhi Tahtaung (one thousand Bo Tree) Shwezigon-Paya, Aung Setkya Paya, and Phowintaung. Transfer to hotel and overnight in Monywa. (Breakfast)
After breakfast, the tour visit to the one of Asia’s most popular archeological destination. We will visit colorful Naung U Market and visit some of Bagan most famous pagodas, including Shwezigon Pagoda, which is the most important reliquary shrine and house images of 37 Nats in Bagan.
Then, continue visit to Kyansittha Uhmin (Cave), Gupaukgyi Temple , it is a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of scences from the Jataka.
At afternoon, the tour continue visit to Htilominlo Temple with old murals and friezes and then approach to Tharabar Gate way into Old Bagan. Then, visit to Ananda Temple it is a whitewashed masterpiece and with four standing Buddha Images, Thetbyinnyu Temple, Dhamayangyi Temple which is famous for its interlocking mortar thickest brickwork.
Late afternoon, continue to Shwesandaw Pagoda for beautiful sunset and then transfer to hotel and overnight in Bagan.
After breakfast, proceed on a scenic overland journey to Mount.Popa, it is an extinct volcano which 1518 meters (4981 feet) above sea level, and a day trip from Bagan, set mid lovely hill and forest scenery. The Popa Taungkalat Shrine is home to 37 Mahagiri Nats, or spirits, Satues depicting the Nats are at the base of the shrine.
From the top of Taung Kalat, one can enjoy a panoramic view of the ancient city of Bagan. Late afternoon, drive by road to Kalaw. Kalaw is a former colonial British hill station on the western edge of the Shan Plateau in Myanmar and it is cool during the day and cold at night.
There are many hiking trails amid gnarled pines and bamboo groves. Palaung Tribe Village is also famous for trekking and a narrow valley where the Palaung cultivate cheroot, tea, damsons and mangoes on the hill. At evening, transfer to hotel and overnight at Kalaw.
After breakfast, the tour drive to Elephant camp in Magwe village, Arrival at camp, 05 minutes walk to get Light refreshment, continue to the river where elephant bath and you can join in feeding and bathing the elephants.
Chance to see elephant families down in the valley with their bamboo houses. Exploration of the forest area on elephant back, opportunity to see butterflies, birds and orchids around our conservation area. Lunch at elephant camp and then you are free to explore the surrounding area with our local trekking guide.
You are also welcome to join us by planting regional trees from our nursery in our forest recovery efforts. Returning to main camp by foot (10-20 mins) and drive back to Kalaw. Overnight in Kalaw.
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Pindaya. Its famous for its extensive limestone caves overlooking the Pindaya Lake and Shwe U Min Paya which is full of Buddha images of about 8000 and picturesque Boutaloke Lake.
The visitors can observe traditional umbrella and paper making small industry of handmade and you can see many big banyan trees lined up at the base of the Pindaya Hill with a Danu village. Overnight at Pindaya.
After breakfast, drive to Nyaung Shwe jetty to take a boat trip to hotel and sightseeing for magical Inle Lake, which is located 1328 meters above sea level and 22 km long and 11 km wide.
Highlights include the fisherman rowing in the one-legged style characteristic of Inle Lake boatmen and the gardens of grass and earth floating on the surface of this shallow lake used for growing vegetables.
Besides the enjoyment of the scenery we can also visit the monastery, cats village with many cat and cat house, Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Silk weaving village of Inpawkhon, cheroot making and other cottage industries. Overnight at Inle Hotel.
Breakfast at hotel, take a boat trip to Jetty and then proceed drive to Heho airport for domestic flight back to Yangon. Arrival at Yangon, sightseeing includes visit the Naga Hlainggu Kalaywa Tawya Kyaung it is Scriptural Learning Center & The Monastic Education School there has many novice monks and nuns who are mostly orphans and being cared for by the monastery where they get a regular education as well as teachings in Buddhism.
Then, the tour visit to Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha and continue visit Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market, is the most popular market (close on every Monday & Public holiday) and where you can buy luxury item, handicrafts, food stuff, clothing, jewelry, fashion and consumer goods.
Late afternoon, visit to the old colonial-style city center with city hall, the gilded SULE PAGODA and Mahabandoola Park with Independence Monument, strand road and Yangon Jetty by Car (if time permit, you can observe and take a rest for drinking tea or coffee at Colonial building Strand Hotel (5 star hotel). Overnight in Yangon.