*This program is only for beginning of October till end of March every year because the cruises do not run in the Ayarwaddy River from April to end of September every year*
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, go straight to your hotel where you stay. Visit Sule pagoda and Strand road including our city hall in the middle of the town. After that, Shwedagone 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.
Today, you need to get up a little earlier to visit our Golden Rock. After breakfast, leave Yangon about 07:00 am and your guide and car will bring you to Kyaikhtiyo… (the golden stone pagoda stands on a edge of a cliff ), by car in the early morning. Buffalos, paddy plantation and locals are seen along your way. On the way, you can stop at somewhere nice places to have lunch or taking photos. Kyaikhtiyoe is believed that the ones will get prosperity and success for their future that they visit there for three consecutive years. Then, visit to Golden Rock. After that, walk down to the Kin Pun camp about 15: 00 pm and drive back to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.
You will get to Mandalay in the early morning with morning flight. Enjoy sightseeing in the most famous Shwe 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. 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 evening, back to Amarapura and walk on the U Bein Bridge feel the merit of old Burma man U Bein (Mr. Bein). Then, drive and go to our famous Mandalay hill. In our Myanmar, there is a proverb ‘if you want your live stays long, take the shelter of Mandalay hill’. Sunset at Mandalay hill. Sleep well in Mandalay.
Mahamuni Buddha Images has the face washing ceremony at every early morning. You can enjoy in offering food at the Mahagandayone monastery in the morning. 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, your couch master will drive 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. Then, drive back to Mandalay. Overnight in Mandalay.
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.
In the morning, visit Nyaung Oo market. Start your sightseeing in the morning. Shwezigone, Kyan Sit Thar U Min, Gu Pyauk Gyi, Htilo Minlo, Shwe Gu Gyi, Arnanda, Manuha, Nan Paya and Myin Kha Bar Gu Pyauk Gyi pagodas and temples are famous to visit in Bagan. Sunset at Shwe San Daw pagoda or the place what your guide recommends. Nice dream in Bagan.
people on beautiful hill town
After breakfast, take morning flight to Heho. Then, your couch master in Shan State will pick you up at the Heho airport and drive you to Kalaw (a beautiful Hill Town). Then, 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.
With our car from Kalaw to Nyaung Shwe (the boat town to go to Inle Lake, very beautiful small town). On the way, you have to stop at Shwe Yan Pyay monastery which is the biggest and oldest one in Nyaung Shwe. 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 monastery are included in my sightseeing. Overnight in Inle Lake.
Visit Indein villages by boat in the early morning. With local villagers, the real natural walkway among the bamboo forests……… I am sure you would be enjoyed with this lake. In the afternoon, take a flight back to Yangon. Free at your own leisure in Yangon or visit our most famous (Scott) Bogyoke Aung San Market. In the evening, visit to Botataung pagoda which is usually full of local people in the late afternoon time. Overnight in Yangon.
Free at your own leisure before your departure flight to home or you can still do sightseeing to white Elephant and marble stone Buddha and the Bogyoke market again if the time permits you. Your guide and your couch master will 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.
Check In time at all hotels is at 14:00
Air con Saloon cars for 2 people, 7 Seaters for 3-4 people, 9 Seaters for 5-7 people, 24 Seaters for 8-15 people, 45 Seaters for 16-27 people for every transfer and sightseeing in every part of Myanmar
Full day in each part means – 9 and half hours a day, sightseeing time usually starts at 08:30 and finish at 06:00 pm