Myanmar Escapade
(7 Days)

Yangon – Bago – Monyingyi – Taungoo – Pyay

Day 01 Yangon
Upon your arrival at Yangon Airport, your local guide will meet you and then escort you to your hotel. On the way to hotel, visit Mindama Hill where the world biggest white marble Buddha Image is situated and also to see the white elephants. After hotel check-in, we leave the rest of the day to you to relax. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 02 Yangon – Bago – Moe Yin Gyi
Early morning drive to Bago (approx. 1 ½ hours). In Bago visit the Kyaik Pun Pagoda with four gigantic Buddha images all in sitting posture facing the four cardinal points of the compass, the interesting Bago Market with varieties of vegetables, flower and commodity goods and the Kyaly Khat Wai monastery, where daily before 11 o’clock, a long line of monks form a procession to take their noon and final meal of the day. Then continue to Moe Yin Gyi Wetlands & Resort, a paradise for bird watchers. The 100 square kilometers wetlands is host to 75 species of elusive migratory and resident water birds including: Little Cormorant, Grey and Purple Herons, Indian Pond-Heron, Asian Openbill, Black-headed Ibis, Garganey, Lesser Whistling duck, Pied Harrier, Western and Eastern Marsh-Harriers, Purple Swamp hen, Pheasant-tailed and Bronze-winged Jacanas, Oriental Pratincole, Whiskered Tern, Striated Grass bird, Oriental Reed-Warbler, Zitting Cist cola, etc. The Resort offers simple, but clean rooms with air-con and attached bathroom.
Day 03 Monyingyi – Taungoo
Explore the natural beauty and wonders of the wetlands on a second bird watching tour from 08:00 to 11:00. You might see an Oriental Darter, Spot-billed Pelican, Cinnamon Bittern, Painted Stork, Wooly-necked Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Pallas's Fish-Eagle, Greater Spotted Eagle, Sarus Crane, Watercock, Black-winged Stilt or Asian Golden Weaver. Then continue to Taungoo (appr. 5 hours). On the way, stop at local villages to study the daily life of the people in the rural area. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in and overnight in Taungoo.
Day 04 Taungoo – Elephant – Pyay
Early morning at appr. 06:00am drive to the Elephant Camp (appr. 3 hours) and learn how Elephants are working for the logging process (at the real Elephant working site). After lunch at the Elephant Camp, continue drive to Pyay (appr. 4 hours), also called Prome (the former name was Sri Ksetra), located on the steep bank of Ayeyarwaddy River. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for check-in and overnight.
Day 05 Pyay
After breakfast visit the downtown and market area and the Shwe San Daw Pagoda in the centre of Pyay (a hair relic Pagoda, a combination of Myanmar and Mon architecture). In the afternoon, visit ancient capital of Pyu Dynasty Srikresttra, where you can find some of the oldest pagodas in Myanmar and a small museum which shows the cultural and architectural development of Pyu people during that time. From there take an oxcart to visit Baw Baw Gyi Pagoda built in 5th century AD with its cylindrical shape and Be Be Pagoda. Continue to Paya Gyi (Big Pagoda), dating back from Pyu Kingdom from 5th century to 9th century AD. Overnight in Pyay.
Day 06 Pyay - Yangon
After breakfast drive back to Yangon (appr. 6 hours). On the way stop in Shwe Taung, visit the Buddha with the golden spectacles and visit the Shwe Nat Taung Pagoda. Late afternoon you will be back in Yangon. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 07 Yangon
After breakfast shopping until transfer to Yangon International Airport for flight back home or to your next destination.