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. Sit back, relax and enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the rolling plains spanning Sunset Hill. Overnight at 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. OvernightOvernight at Mandalay.
Today pack your bags as we will fly to Heho. n your arrival in Heho, you can expect to receive a warm greeting from your professional driver and professional driver. Sit back and enjoy the scenic journey through some of Myanmar’s most beautiful landscape. Be dazzled by all that Shan State has to offer, from towering mountains, through to lush fields before arriving in Heho.
We will have the privilege of taking a comfortable, private boat to enjoy our journey across the lake, passing through villages with stilted houses, and floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Along the way we will see the famous leg-rowing fishermen who steer their boats with incredible balance.
Afterwards, we will head to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary. Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda contains five sacred Buddha images and houses several royal barges that are used during the pagoda’s annual festival.
We will then proceed to the village of Inpawkhone where we will have the opportunity to observe the traditional silk-weaving techniques of Inthar people. Inpawkhone is also known for weaving with the stems of lotus flowers, a time-consuming process that results in high quality materials famous throughout the country. We can also visit a cheroot factory where local Burmese cigars are rolled by hand.
Next stop is the fascinating Inthar Heritage House. Here we will learn more about the history and culture of the lake’s indigenous people and enjoy a delicious Shan lunch.
The afternoon will be free for you to enjoy at your own leisure. Continue sightseeing on the lake, take a stroll through one of the lakeside villages, or return to the hotel to relax. Overnight in Nyaung Shwe or Inle Lake.
Enjoy a unique cultural discovery on this Kakku tour. Kakku is one of Myanmar’s hidden gems, the collection of 2500 stupas beckon to be explored.
This evening we will unwind with a vineyard visit at sunset in Nyaung Shwe.
After you have finished breakfast, the second day of your trip begins to Pindaya.
Embark on a scenic drive through Shan State, first stopping at Pindaya Market, a typical rural market selling an array of food and dry goods. Then continue to Pindaya Caves to explore this incredible complex. This multi-chambered cave system is filled with hundreds of Buddha statues and is a popular pilgrimage spot for locals. We then visit a local workshop making umbrellas and paper from the mulberry tree. This is one of the few areas in Myanmar still practicing this fast disappearing craft.
Then, transfer to Kalaw, is a former colonial British hill station, with local and colonial style houses. Its altitude ensures that the weather is cool throughout the year.
Start with a visit to Hnee Pagoda in the south west of the town, a 500 year old pagoda home to a bamboo Buddha statue. From there it is a leisurely 40 minute walk to the centre of Kalaw. As with many towns in Myanmar the market lies at the heart of Kalaw and is a hub of activity in the morning when villagers from the surrounding hills come to sell their wares. During the walk to the market there are several reminders of the British colonial period, especially the architecture.
After that walk up to Thein Taung Pagoda and Monastery, just north of the market. The steep walk up the stairs offers great views of Kalaw and the surrounding hills. Overnight at Kalaw.
After a restful night we will rise early for a morning flight to Yangon.
Today we leave the beach and fly back to Yangon where the remainder of the day is free for some final sightseeing.
Enjoy a pick up by our experienced driver at Yangon Airport and comfortable transfer to downtown.
We will kick of today’s adventures with a visit to the breath-taking Kyaujhtatgyi Pagoda and its incredible 70-meter-long reclining Buddha.
We will continue our stroll through Yangon’s colonial inner city with picture perfect photo stops on the way into downtown.
Here we can explore the vast range of fabulous architecture, historical buildings and Asia’s finest colonial charm such as the post office.
After spending some time soaking in the city, we will continue our walk on to Sule Paya, passing by the famous Strand Hotel, Mahabwndoola Garden and the Independence Monument before it’s onward to absorb the colors and culture of Little India and Chinatown.
Later this afternoon we will continue our sightseeing to the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar known as “Shwedagon Pagoda” with its unbelievable 90 meters, gold leaf stupa.
As the sun begins to set on an unforgettable first day, we will enjoy the breath-taking views from the Pagoda and surrounding skyline before transferring back to dinner.
Fareware dinner at the Karaweik Palace .
Enjoy a pick up by our experienced driver to transfer you back to your desire place or hotel in Yangon.
Enjoy some shopping this morning at Bogyoke Aung San market before heading to the airport for conclusion of you tour, farewells and memories to last a lifetime.
Note: Bogoyoke Aung San Market is closed on Mondays and public holidays.
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