TPM-008 (16 days 15 nights)

YANGON – MANDALAY – AMARAPURA – AVA – MINGUN – SAGAING – MANDALAY – BAGAN(by Cruise) – NYAUNG OO – HEHO – NYAUNG SHWE – LOI KIN – KONE SONE – INLE – NYAUNG SHWE – HEHO – THANDWE – NGAPALI – THANDWE – YANGON / DEP)


DAY 01; YANGON/ARR

On arrival of your travelling in Myanmar, your guide will pick you up with wonderful smile and pleasant greeting introduction at the Yangon International Airport. Then, start your sightseeing to Kandawgyi park and Karaweik Hall, Sule pagoda, Mahabandoola garden, Strand road including our city hall in the middle of the town and independence monument. After that, visit Chauk Htet Kyi reclining Buddha Image and Sri Kali temple. Shewdagone Pagoda is the best sightseeing of you first day to travel in Myanmar. It is very wonderful because of its golden light when the Sun goes down. Have a good night with Yangon atmosphere. Overnight in Yangon.

 

 

DAY 02; YANGON – MANDALAY – AMARAPURA – AVA –MANDALAY

After breakfast, take flight to Mandalay. Check in to your hotel. Then, drive to Mahagandayone monastery. You can enjoy in offering food at the Mahagandayone monastery in the morning. Enjoy sightseeing in the most famous Shwenandaw monastery (Golden monastery), Kuthodaw pagoda (the world biggest book), Atumashi monastery and the places of making gold leaves, stones and wood curving workshop and silk weaving. After that, boat trip to Ava about 30 minutes. There you will see our former Maha Aung Mye Bon San monastery and Ava watch tower. You can try ridding horse cart in Ava. Then, back to Mandalay. In the evening, back to Amarapura and walk on the U Bein Bridge for beautiful Sunset. Sleep well in Mandalay.

 

 

DAY 03; MANDALAY – MINGUN – SAGAING – MANDALAY 

After breakfast, drive to Mingun. Take a boat to Mingun. It is worth to see our four kinds of Greats, Splendid Mingun Pathowdawgyi, Mingun Bell, the Great old Lion (about 13th century) and the great lake or well by King Bodawpaya. In the afternoon, your couch master will drive you to Sagaing. Sagaing is famous for the amount of monasteries and nunneries and the strange structure pagoda Kaunghmudaw. See the silver workshop and try on the real silver wears in Sagaing. Visit to Sagaing Hill. Drive back to Mandalay. Overnight in Mandalay.

 

 

DAY 04; MANDALAY – BAGAN with RV Mahaythi or RV Shwe Keinnery

Check –In time (06:30 am in the morning)
The cruise will depart from the Jetty (07:00) am to Bagan ( the city full of culture and history).  Cruise all day. Downstream to Bagan. Boat Trip from Mandalay to Bagan with one or two stops at the small villages en route.
Check –Out time (15:30 pm in the afternoon)
We proceed downriver to Bagan. People say 'you are not a real Myanmar if you haven't been to Bagan' one another. The place where the real Myanmar lives, the real cultures have, the real accent say, and the most interesting histories are there. Sunset at Pyatthetgyi pagoda. Have a nice dream in Bagan.

 

 

DAY 05; BAGAN

In the morning, visit Nyaung Oo market. Start your sightseeing in the morning. Shwezigone, Arnanda, Manuha, Nan Paya and Myin Kha Bar Gu Pyauk Gyi pagodas and temples are famous to visit in Bagan. Sunset at Pyatthetgyi temple. Nice dream in Bagan.

 

 

DAY 06; BAGAN

After breakfast, visit Kyuk Gu U Min with interesting history of a Bhddhist monk at the bank of Ayeyarwaddy river by boat. It takes about half of a day. In the afternoon, visit Dhammanyangyi temple, Paya Thone Su, Lawkanandar pagoda, Bupaya and other famous temple in Bagan. Sunset at Pyatthetgyi pagoda. Overnight in Bagan.

 

 

 

DAY 07; BAGAN – POPA – KALAW

After breakfast, directly drive to Mt. Popa. On the way to Popa, you and see the ways of lives and Myanmar traditional candy making houses and real pea nut oil production. Popa is said "The Mountain of Spirits" by Myanmar people. Popa is said “The Mountain of Spirits” by Myanmar people. Then, go down to Mt. Popa and have lunch there. After that, your car will bring you to Kalaw(a beautiful hill town). Overnight in Kalaw. 

 

 

DAY 08; KALAW (full day trekking to local villages like Pao, Palaung, Shan, Danu and other tribes)

After breakfast, your guide and car will wait for you to visit the villages of Shan, Danu, Taung Yoe and Pa O and see how the natural faces and smiles are. Along the way, feel the sounds of many birds and verities of plans, trees and vegetables. Have a nice dream in Kalaw.

 

 

DAY 09; KALAW – LOI KIN – KONE SONE (Lunch and Dinner are included)

After breakfast, you will be transfered to the starting point by boat and Three-wheel Motor Bike. Trekking up hill to the Taung Yoe Village of Kone Sone village Will take about (5) hours walk. You will pass cheroot leaves plantations on the way. There are also wild orchid growing in the trees. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the whole area and life of the local ethnic minorities. Traditional simple lunch will be provided at the village house. After lunch, continue hiking to Kone Sone village, which is located at the highest elevation of Inle Lake region. Simple home cook dinner will be provided and over night stay at the local family house.
Today walking Hours:    5 hours

Different Elevation:      

 Ine Lake:     900M above sea leval
 Kone Sone    1500m above sea level

 

 

DAY 10; KONE SONE – LOI KHAW – FOREST MONASTERY – MINE THAUK (Breakfast is included) – INLE

After breakfast prepared by your trekking guide, start walking to Mine Thauk village (4 hours) located on the eastern shore of the lake. You will pass through some small villages on the way, tea leaves plantations and Loi Khaw (Pa – O hill tribe) village. You will also have chance to visit to the forest monastery. Continue walking to Mine Thauk village. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by boat or by car. Overnight in Inle lake or Nyaung Shwe boat town (that depends on which hotel you choose).

 

 

DAY 11; INLE LAKE

Today sightseeing is with a boat. It is famous for its floating market, villages on water, beds for vegetables and flowers and one leg-rowers. Phaung Daw Oo pagoda, Inn Paw Khon and Nga Phe Chaug (Jumping cats) monastery are included in my sightseeing. Overnight in Inle lake.

 

 

DAY 12; INLE – HEHO – THANDWE – NGAPALI BEACH

After breakfast, take flight to Thandwe for Ngapali Beach. There is no direct flight to Thandwe (Ngapali Beach) except of Yangon. Therefore, you need to take first flight to Yangon, then, take another flight to Thandwe. You are one of the luckiest ones to have a chance to rest at the most beautiful beach of Myanmar. Located on the Rakhine Coast near Thandwe. Ngapali Beach stretches miles after miles with soft white sand fringed by coconut palms. It still stands unlike other beaches with a lot of natural things. With White Sand and Nice Sun, Blue Sea and Sky are seen practically there. Overnight on Ngapali Beach.

 

 

DAY 13; NGAPALI BEACH

Free at your own leisure. Overnight on Ngapali Beach.

 

 

DAY 14; NGAPALI BEACH

Free at your own leisure. Overnight on Ngapali Beach.

 

 

DAY 15; NGAPALI BEACH – THANDWE – YANGON  


After breakfast, the car from hotel will bring you to Thandwe airport. Take morning flight to Yangon from Thandwe. Free at your one leisure in Yangon or visit our most famous (Scott) Bogyoke Aung San Market, Shwedogone pagoda, Kandawgyi park, St. Mary’s Cathedral. In the evening, visit to Botataung pagoda which is usually full of local people in the late afternoon time. Overnight in Yangon.

 

 

DAY 16; YANGON / DEP

Free at your own leisure before your departure flight to home. Your guide and your couch master will pick you up at the hotel where you stay and see you off at the Yangon International Airport for your departure. It is very wonderful to bring a lot of smiles, nature, souvenirs and unforgettable feeling of your life from Myanmar.