Astonishing Myanmar
(14 Days)

Yangon – Inle – Kyaing Tong – Mandalay – Bagan – Pyay

Day 01 Yangon
Upon arrive in Yangon, you are warmly welcomed by our local English tour guide and transfer to your hotel for check-in. On the way to hotel, visit Mindama Hill where the world biggest white marble Buddha Image is situated and also to see the 3 white elephants. After hotel check-in, we leave the rest of the day to you to relax. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 02 Yangon
After breakfast at hotel in the morning, our guide will meet you at your hotel then escort you to start the tour from the Bogyoke Market, known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. End your day at the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda, where you'll enjoy the sunset views of this gorgeous chedi which is covered by more than 40 tons of gold leaves. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 03 Yangon – Heho – Inle Lake
Board a morning flight to Heho and enjoy a one-hour scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. En route you'll visit a local monastery before heading to your hotel via a private motorboat for check in. You'll have a bit of time to relax before we take you to explore the many sites around the lake, including floating villages and the ancient monastery. Overnight at hotel in Lake Inle.
Day 04 Indein - Inle Lake
Your day begins with a visit to a morning market right on the lake, which is frequented by the locals. The journey continues as we bring you to the Paoh village of In Dein, where you'll tread up a covered stairway to the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area, with its ancient vegetation-covered stupas and magnificent views over the lake. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, taking in the natural surroundings. Overnight at hotel in Lake Inle.
Day 05 Inle Lake - Heho – Kyaing Tong
Before departing Inle Lake, you'll pay a visit to a local weaving village and cheroot factory, which produces handmade cigars. We'll then transfer you to Heho Airport for your flight to Kyaing Tong, he former Shan capital. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Sightseeing in Kyaing Tong starts with Maha Myat Muni Pagoda, housing Mandalay style Buddha image and near by a monastery where the monks learn "Khun" language, which is very similar to that used in the Northern Thailand. Proceed to the Shan lacquer ware making home industry to learn embossing method lacquer ware making. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.
Day 06 Kyaing Tong
After breakfast your local station guide will meet you at the hotel for a hiking tour into the Pin Tauk area. Lush mixed monsoon forest with a view to the plain rice fields looking like a huge, green patchwork blanket shimmering in the water of the flooded paddy fields. Your local guide will introduce you to the villagers of Aka and An tribes. Some are baptized, some tribes still animists. The walk is not difficult, and can be done slowly. Some of the An villages or on hills, appr. a 45% "steep" walk up but for not more than half an hour. The An people, known to be the kindest tribe, as there is no case up to nowadays where an An member has ever been violent. It will take about 6 hours to visit the villages, including visits of the houses. Late afternoon come back to Kyaing Tong for overnight.
Day 07 Kyaing Tong - Mandalay
Morning we’ll transfer you to Kyaing Tong Airport for flight to the legendary city of Mandalay. Upon arrival, check in hotel and free for the rest of the day. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 08 Mandalay – Amarapura
Your visit to Mandalay begins at the famous Mahamuni Pagoda, with its venerable golf-leaf covered Buddha statue, before we bring you to the former capital of Amarapura, where you'll have an opportunity to attend the daily meal of over a thousand monks at the country's largest monastery and attend a silk weaving workshop. Your adventure continues back in Mandalay with a visit to several prominent sites including Kuthodaw Pagoda, with its 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures (known as the world's biggest book). End the day enjoying sunset views over the town from Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 09 Mandalay - Ayravata Cruise
After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy some free time at the hotel before we take you to the jetty to board your ship, the Ayravata Cruise, RV Paukkan2007. Start cruising with welcome cocktail and briefing in the Saloon or Sundeck followed by lunch. Spend the day relaxing on board enjoying the many sights of the Irrawaddy River while dining and sipping cocktails before visiting to Yandabo, a village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. Then visit the Pot workshops, the monastery.. Stay overnight on board Ayravata Cruise near the village of Shwe Nann Tint.
Day 10 Bagan
Your relaxing river cruise continues as you head downstream to Bagan. After breakfast on cruise, if time permits, a short visit a traditional river village before transferring to your hotel. After freshening up you'll explore the many wonders of Bagan, including ancient stupas, caves and temples. In the afternoon, your cultural day of exploration continues in Ananda, an architectural masterpiece, where you'll enjoy a relaxing horse carriage tour among the temples. Stay overnight in Bagan.
Day 11 Bagan
Begin the day with a visit to the busy Nyaung Oo Market before we take you to the countryside village of Minnanthu, with its unique and unusual temples. Next, take a stroll through the picturesque Myinkabar village with its many cultural sites. Your day comes to a relaxing end as you sit back and enjoy the sunset in Bagan from an open terrace. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 12 Bagan – Pyay
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning leave for Pyay City. On the way you can view the way of life of Myanmar People. Arrive at Pyay and relax at hotel and sightseeing includes: Thayay Khittaya (Sri Kestra), an archaeological site of the ancient Pyu capital (5th – 9th century). Shwe San Daw Pagoda, Bawbawgyi Pagoda and around Pyay. Overnight at hotel in Pyay.
Day 13 Pyay - Yangon
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning leave back for Yangon and Sightseeing can be made on the way to Yangon. Arrive at Yangon and proceed to hotel. Then free time for you to relax at hotel Overnight in Yangon.
Day 14 Yangon
After breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide will meet you at your hotel then escort you to the airport to take the morning flight to home.