Enjoy a personal meet by our experienced driver at your hotel in Bagan.
We will continue our journey with a visit to the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda where we will be introduced to Bagan’s rich history. Next up, get ready to immerse yourself in the full grandeur of Burmese culture at Htilominlo, one of the largest and most impressive temples in Bagan.
Let yourself get lost in the splendour of its fine plaster carvings over its arch pediments, frieze and other stunning architectural qualities. Lunch will be served at a delicious local restaurant before a comfortable transfer to your hotel to take some rest for 1-2 hours.
Our afternoon of adventure begins with a visit to Ananda Temple. Built in the early Mon-Myanmar style, the Ananda Temple is an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples. Ananda contains two unique Buddha images. The Buddha’s expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed making this temple a truly unique and exciting experience.
Next visit is the unforgettable Thatbyinnyu Temple, an asymmetrical cross-shaped temple built in the middle of the 12th century.
Sit back, relax and enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the rolling plains spanning Sunset Hill. Overnight at Bagan hotel.
Pack up your bags and be ready to depart Bagan early this morning. Sit back and enjoy a relaxing 4-hour drive through forests, set against a stunning mountain backdrop. Revel in the beautiful landscapes, bamboo huts, gold stupas and ox carts.
On arrival to Sor Long Village let our guide show you to your comfortable accommodation where you can take some time to relax. The accommodation provided here is traditional, simple and clean with twin beds, blankets, mosquito nets and a bathroom. Please note that there is no electricity here at night time, but solar powered lighting is available.
We will meet for a traditional Chin food lunch at the Community Lodge.
This afternoon we will enjoy meeting the friendly Sar Long villagers who will kindly guide us around the village, introducing us to Chin nature and culture and offering us the opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view. Learn about local customs and the famous Chin facial tattoos before being treated to a serenade of the bamboo flute, uniquely played through the nose.
Traditional Chin dinner this evening will be served with the local community at the Community Lodge.
Overnight as Sor Long Community Lodge.
Total trekking hour-approx : 8 hours
Get the day started with a traditional Chin style breakfast at the community lodge before a 17 km drive to base camp where we will prepare to commence our trekking adventure up Khaw Nau Sone.
Part of the Chin mountain range, Mt Khaw-Nau-Sone is one of the highest peaks in South East Asia. Measuring in at a height of 10500 feet above sea level, the areas national park was established in 1994. This impressive 279 square mile park is bursting with virgin forest, wild orchids and colorful butterflies, truly promising an unforgettable trekking experience.
Today’s exciting walk will take about 4 hours and we will pack a lunch to enjoy as we reach the peak.
After trekking, we will rest our feet with a drive back to Kanpletet where we will have the opportunity to meet one or two Chin ethnic tribes. Here we will meet Nga, Muun, Daai, Uppu and Yin Do women, all with wonderfully unique facial tattoo patterns and some which play the traditional bamboo flute through their nose.
We will return to the community lodge by a comfortable car drive.
Tonight, we will join the community for more traditional Chin food and sample the Chin Khaunng (traditional beer). Here we can enjoy local dancing.
Overnight at the Community Lodge.
Total trekking hour-approx : 3 hours
Start the day the right way with a traditional Chin style breakfast at the community lodge.
After breakfast we will make up pack lunch boxes and journey out to today’s destination, Mindut. We will drive for 2 hours from Kanpetlet before arriving in Shame Village. Here we will leave the car, put on our walking shoes and start an enjoyable 45-minute trek to Kyardoe Village. Here we can observe the fascinating culture and tradition of the Chin hill tribes and learn how it differs to the Burmese.
You’ll notice the houses decorated with animal skulls, displayed to show power, wealth and prestige of each family. We can learn how animals such as pigs and bulls are traditionally sacrificed here for spiritual reasons, each one recorded on a wood spike carving.
We will move on to visit Lote-Bell village and Pukwan village where we can walk down a very unique string-built bridge built across Makee creek during a scenic 1.5-hour trek.
Rest your legs during a comfortable 45-minute drive back to Mindut. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant. Overnight at your comfortable hotel.
Today will be a fun day of sightseeing so fill up on your local, hotel served breakfast.
Situated 4860 feet above sea level, the abundant rainfalls mean that Mindut Township’s mountainous regions are blooming with natural forests and waterfalls. The climate here is cool and fresh, meaning the view of Mindut can be enjoyed under misty blue skies. The local people here still wear traditional clothing and carry Chin buckets and knives. The women adorn themselves with colorful handmade Jewelry.
We will visit hill tribe villages, including NupHtai village where we will have the rare opportunity to meet the beautiful Chin women with their amber beads and the songs of the nose flute.
Lunch will be at a local restaurant before some time to educate ourselves at the interesting Chin Museum.
If the weather permits, we will spend this evening watching the sunset at the beautiful Waibutaung monastery. Tonight’s dinner is served in a local restaurant.
We will rise early this morning in order to enjoy the small markets of this beautiful town before having breakfast and heading back to Bagan.
Today is free to explore this stunning kingdom at your own leisure.
Overnight at your comfortable Bagan hotel.
A comfortable one-hour drive from Bagan will take us to the magnificent Mt. Popa rising 1,520 meters into the sky. We will climb almost 900 steps to reach the top and Popa Taung Kalat, a temple that is home to Burma’s most revered nats (spirits).
During our ascent, we will pass dozens of nat shrines and the pilgrims that come to honour them. Don’t forget your camera, because when we reached the top prepare to be rewarded by breath-taking, panoramic views of the surrounding region.
Later,we can go to a nearby resort to enjoy the views over a local lunch. After lunch we have a wonderful opportunity to either take a scenic drive to Mandalay.
On the corner of Local Beer Station, you will sit like the locals, and get munching, crunching, sipping and slurping BBQ seafood or BBQ meat ( client own account). Have local drinks with local special beer, soft drink or mineral water. This fabulous night out on the town ends with a transfer back to the hotel.
Today we will explore the magnificent city of Mandalay.We’ll kick off our exploration with an enjoyable journey to the sprawling Shwe Inn Bin Monastery. Constructed in 1895 of teak wood with a beautiful tiered roof and exquisite carvings, the monastery is representative of traditional Burmese style and home to over 30 monks. After spending some time here, we will head to the beautiful Mahamuni Temple. Here lays the holiest Buddha artefact in Mandalay.
We will then move on to visit a marble carving workshop where we will have the unique opportunity to see workers practicing this traditional trade and hand carving spectacular Buddha images. We will take the time to visit a few other workshops where we can learn about ancient royal handicrafts, tapestry and puppet making before a lunch break at a local tea shop.
After a delicious local lunch, we will continue our explorations at a gold leaf production house where we can learn about this ancient craft and make some for ourselves.
This afternoon we will visit Shwenandaw Monastery, the ‘golden palace’. A grand example of 19th Century Burmese architecture, the monastery is beautifully gilded with gold, adorned with glass mosaic and home to impressive carvings of Buddhist myths.
Our next stop will be the Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to the world’s largest book and made out of stunning marble tablets.
Then climb up to the Mandalay Hill to see sunset on the Irrawaddy River and Mandalay City view.
Overnight at Mandalay.
After you have finished breakfast, the second day of your trip begins with Mingun Pahtotawgyi.Then visit to the Mya Thein Dan Pagoda and Mingun Bell. Afterwards, head to Sagaing Hill,Umin Thonesae and Soon Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda overlooking Ayeyarwaddy River.
Next stop is Sagaing’s local market and discover locally made pottery, silver and other handicrafts. The afternoon’s activities will kick off with a visit to Amarapura, Myanmar’s penultimate royal capital. You’ll stop at a silk weaving workshop known for their exquisite merchandise. Once the sun starts to set, visit to U Bein Bridge which is one of the most impressive sunsets in memory.
Overnight at Mandalay.
Enjoy some shopping this morning at Zay Cho Market market before heading to the airport for conclusion of you tour, farewells and memories to last a lifetime.
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