Myanmar Adventure – 16 Days

Price from: US $2581

Burma Travel designs the trip of life time traveling 16 days through Myanmar. The trip include lots of out door activities and where you could immerse yourself in the warm and mysterious culture of Myanmar (Burma). For more details and best offer, please contact our Travel Consultant.

Start City : Yangon

Departure City: Yangon
Visit Cities: Yangon – Kyaikhityo (Golden Rock) – Taungoo – Kalaw – Pindaya – Inle Lake Heho – Mandalay – Bagan – Mt. Popa – Pyay – Yangon.
Duration: 16 Days 15 Nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request
Extendable with optional tours from Yangon

PRIVATE TOUR COST: Prices are quoted in US dollars per person double occupancy.
Group size2 persons4 persons6 personsSingle Supp'
Total/person3,1682,6702,581
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Visit colonial buildings and the most beautiful pagoda of Myanmar in Yangon, former capital of Myanmar.
Learn the mystical legend of well–known Buddhist pilgrimage site Golden Rock
Visit authentic villages with chances to interact with local people of Shan state
Learn about Buddhism in Mandalay, known as the hub of Buddhism in Myanmar.
Visit the ancient city Bagan where there are thousands of pagodas and temples over green plain.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Mt. Popa.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Yangon

Mingalabar! Upon arrival in Yangon, you are welcomed by our guide and driver. Now you will be transferred to hotel in city center.
Meal: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 2: Yangon – Full Day City Tour

Your first Myanmar visit begins at Shwedagon pagoda, the most sacred Buddhism place in Yangon and also the oldest pagoda in the world. The pagoda cannot be missed in your city tour. Continue the tour to Sule Pagoda, an important Yangon landmark centrally at the bustling area then we have the stroll to the exotic streets of Yangon downtown with the British Colonial building as Emmanuel Church, Inland Water Buildings. The next stop is the Chaukhtayi Pagoda. The day ends by your shopping time at the Bogyoke Market (formerly Scott’s market), one of the biggest markets in Yangon (please be advised that the market is closed on Monday and public holidays).
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Hotel in Yangon.

Day 3: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo – Golden Rock

Leaving Yangon in the early morning, we get ready for a journey to Kyaikhtiyo, the Golden Rock. This more than 2,500-year-old pagoda lies on the mountain top (3,615 feet – 1102 meters above sea level). Local legend believes that the power of the Lord Buddha’s hair keeps the Rock balance at the hill edge (even the earthquakes). After 5-hour driving, we arrive at the base camp of Kinpun Base Camp and go up to the Golden Rock by open truck (45 minutes). Finally, we have the light trek to the top and enjoy the sunset from this unforgettable site.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kyaikhtiyo

Day 4: Kyaikhtiyo – Taungoo

Breakfast at hotel, this morning we return to the base-camp by open truck and head to Taungoo After 4hrs driving, we reach Taungoo, the capital of second Burmese Empire. The rest of day is your own leisure.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Taungoo

Day 5: Taungoo – Kalaw

Breakfast at hotel, today you are transfer to Kalaw, the former British hills station town. High up in western Shan State, Kalaw is an old hill station with a laid back atmosphere, refreshing climate and scenic views.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodations: Hotel in Kalaw

Day 6: Kalaw – Pindaya – Inle Lake

After breakfast, leave Kalaw via coach, for Pindaya. We take a nice drive through the picturesque countryside of the Shan State.This mountainous area is famous for its cave which is full of more than 8,000 Buddha images. Along the way, we visit the local handicraft workshops that producs Shan mulberry paper and traditional umbrellas. Later in the afternoon, you travel further into Shan state. Enjoy the breathtaking drive to Nyaung Shwe town, then embark a long boat for a sunset ride to your resort.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

Day 7: Inle Lake Discovery

After breakfast at resort, we take you to the boat trip at Phaungdawoo Pagoda, which is believed as the holiest pagoda of Inle Lake. Now we go to Ngaphechaung monastery – an impressive wooden monastery over the lake. The monastery is also called “jumping cat pagoda” as in the past, the cats were trained to jump through the hoops. The next stop is Nam Pan village where we visit the cotton and lotus weaving factory, cigar making houses…; the sites will provide you with the interesting time interacting with the Intha people.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake 

Day 8: Inle Lake – Indein – Mandalay

Breakfast at hotel. This morning continue the trip to 5-day market. On each day, the market is held in one of 5 different places around the lake, it is the place where you see the local people sells and buy things. It is also the great chance to meet the tribes with their colorful clothing.
Relax with the boat ride to beautiful temple of Indein on the western side of the Inle Lake. Enjoy your stroll around the hundreds of ruined pagodas in many shapes and sizes. Finally, we head to Heho for your flight to Mandalay.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

Day 9: Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing – Inwa – U Bein Bridge

After breakfast, today your first visit is at Amarapura. The Mahagandaryone Monastery of Amarapura is one of the most famous monasteries throughout the country. Here you can experience the monks’ life. The next site is Sagaing Hill with its highlights from Budda Cave, Uminthonze Pagoda, Sunooponnyashin Pagoda. We then cross the river by ferry to Inwa (Ava), situated on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. Once a royal capital, Inwa is now a quiet rural oasis. Enjoy a horse cart ride around the peaceful countryside, visiting Bagaya Kyaung, a beautiful teak wood monastery, Maha Aungmyay Bonzan Kyaung, and Nan Myint tower. Afterward, we come back to Amarapura for the nearby U Bein Wooden Bridge. In the sunset, we walk over the longest teakwood of its type to Mahamuni Image – a bronze Buddha image castled during the lifetime of Buddha himself.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodations: Hotel in Mandalay

Day 10: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Palace – Mandalay Hill

Driver to Mandalay pier, we have a private boat upstream to Mingun. Now we get ready for the incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda. Head to Mingun Bell, 90-ton bell which is the world 2nd largest one and still in good condition. Don’t forget to ring it. In the afternoon, we head to Mandalay Palace – the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy and Shwenandaw Monastery – the single remaining major original structure of the original Royal Palace today. Proceed to Kuthodaw Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa that contains the world’s largest book. If time permits, we have a visit to the gold leaf beating workshop. Finish the tour at Mandalay Hill to watch the sunset and the panoramic view of the city.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodations: Hotel in Mandalay

Day 11: Mandalay – Day boat to Bagan

Early in the morning, our car will transfer you to the jetty for the daily boat along Irrawaddy Rive from Mandalay to Bagan. Looking forward to a full day with relaxing moments observing the local life along the river. Depends on the water level, you reach Bagan by 03.00 to 05.00PM, enjoy the gorgeous sunset, then have a transfer to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Hotel in Bagan

Day 12: Bagan sightseeing

After breakfast, we start the day at Nyaung U Market where you have great chance to meet and talk with the friendly locals. Now we explore the beautiful Shwezigon Pagoda with the interesting knowledge of Burmese Buddhism.  Follow up is a visit to Ananda Temple (one of the finest, largest and best preserved in Old Bagan). Then we go to the famous Nan Paya Pagoda. The highlight of today is the panoramic sunset view from the second highest pagoda of Bagan, the Shwe Sandaw Pagoda.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Day 13: Bagan – Mt. Popa

Breakfast at hotel. Today we visit Mount Popa, an extinct volcano standing 1518 meters high. The site is believed to be home to the ancient Burmese animist spirits. After 777 steps with bare feet to Popa Kalat Monastery at the top, we enjoy the panoramic view of Popa National Park. In the afternoon, we come back Bagan. Along the way we come to some local workshops of traditional palm, cigar maker and peanut oil distillation.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Day 14: Bagan – Drive to Pyay

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then travel by car to Pyay about 350km – 6 hours. During the day, we will pass by the most highlights, including: the Shwe Myet Hman Pagoda famed for the Buddha Image with a pair of golden spectacles; the Shwe Sandaw Pagoda in Pyay. We will also visit Thayaykhittaya (10 km out of Pyay) that is the scattered ruins of ancient Pyu capital. Near the center are the rectangular foundations of the palace walls. Outside the city walls are four pagodas (Baw Baw Gyi; Phaya Gyi; Phaya Ma and Be Be Gyi which were built around 5th century A.D).
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Pyay

Day 15: Pyay – Drive to Yangon

After breakfast, we discovery the local life at the busy river port then take a 6-hour trip to Yangon. Upon arrival, we relax at hotel in Yangon.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 16: Yangon Departure

After breakfast, you are free until your departure time. Our driver will take you to Yangon International Airport for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
Have a safe and sound flight!

INCLUDED

Domestic flight: Heho – Mandalay
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Service of English speaking guides in every location
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary

EXCLUDED

International flights
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Myanmar Visa (more at www.burmatravel.com/visa/).

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