This holiday has been designed to offer a number of opportunities to meet local Burmese people through visits to local markets, rural countryside walks and a ride on a local train.
Enjoy a full day sightseeing in Yangon See the 70 meter long reclining Buddha Image Admire the most magnificent Shwedagon pagoda. Get up close and personal with the tattooed Chin tribes. Drive on rural tracks to untouched parts of the country. Climb Burma’s second highest mountain, Mount Victoria. Trek in the Shan hills around Inle Lake. Observe the colonial styled buildings in Yangon Visit picturesque Bogyoke Market Visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market Explore temples and visit craft shops Enjoy the sunset over the beautiful corner of Bagan.
|Tour Name||Hidden Treasure Of Myanmar|
|Type of tour||Adventure Tour|
|Travel destination||Yangon – Bagan – Mindat – Kabpatlet – Bagan – Inle lake-Yangon|
|Tour start point & end point||Yangon/Yangon|
|No of travelling days||13 days/ 12 nights|
|Recommended travel period||November to March|
|Min / Max Group size||01 Pax to 10 Pax|
Day 1 Yangon Arrival
You are warmly welcome to Myanmar, Golden Land! Upon arrival at the Yangon International Airport, you will be greeted by our Panoramic Myanmar representative, guide and transferred to your hotel On arrival you will be met by your driver and guide and transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Evening at your own leisure.
Day 2 Yangon Full day sightseeing
Today after breakfast, meet up with your local English Speaking Guide in Hotel Lobby at 07:30 for group orientation and briefing about excursion around Myanmar. At 08:00 , We are to start exploring the most highlights of Yangon.
Firstly we are to visit Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, and the golden dome Pagoda is the place to see the local ways of life and belief then If the time permits, you can drop in at the Kalaywa Tawya Monastery where more than 1000 monks and nuns studying Buddhist scriptures and also operate a modern academic studies. After that proceed to Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda ( the huge reclining Buddha Statue in length of 72 meters long ) and then taking a lunch break at Authentic Local Restaurant to introduce typical local foods to you . after lunch , drive back to hotel to take a short break till afternoon sightseeing begin.
After noon sightseeing begin around 15:30 or 15:45 depending on location of your hotel to down town area. This afternoon , We are hanging around the heart of Yangon City to see unique colonial buildings built in late 19th Century and early 20th Century . Firstly you will be brought to our starting point which is located beside Historic Sule Pagoda and in front of City Hall. We start walking from starting point to see colonial buildings . meet up with your driver at end point which is Nanthida Jetty ( Yangon River Side ). Then continue our sightseeing to Botahtaung Pagoda and enjoy the sunset from river side near by Botahtaung Pagoda. Then drive back to hotel and overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.
Day 3 Yangon to Bagan by morning flight & Bagan sightseeing
Today we will begin with an early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Bagan. This city has the largest area of temples, pagodas, stupas, and ruins in the entire world. Bagan is one of the most culturally historic places in Myanmar as well as a main hub for Buddhist.
Upon arrival to Nyaung U International Airportwe will begin the tour of the city. Firstly we are to visit local Nyaung Oo Market so as to experience the wonderful moments of daily life and interactions between people. After that a visit to Shwezigon pagoda a 1,000-year-old Buddhist stupa whose glittering golden bell-shape dome became a model for pagodas throughout Burma .then proceed to Htilominlo temple is a large majestic structure towering 46 meters high, a brick structure, that was originally plastered with white stucco, some of which is still in place after that Visit Ananda temple which is one of Bagan’s best known and most beautiful and symmetrical structure with the layout of a Greek cross and then take a lunch break at good local restaurant and check in at hotel for refreshing and relaxing till afternoon sightseeing.
Afternoon sightseeing begin around 15:30 and start excursion the remaining highlights of Bagan with horse drawn carriage by passing through ancient religious monuments like Pahtothamya temple is one of the oldest temples of Bagan built in the end of 10th century and Thabyinnyu Temple With a height of just over 60 meters, the Thatbyinnyu Temple is one of the highest monuments of Bagan then visit Dhammanyangy which is the largest temple on the plains of Bagan. From a distance it resembles the early step pyramids of Egypt. Then head off to The Sulamani Temple which is a large, very elegant multi storey structure from the late Bagan period then enjoy the sunset from one of the best sunset spot in Bagan After that drive back to hotel and overnight stay at hotel in Bagan.
Day 4 Bagan sightseeing and sunset from the boat
Early in the morning, well before dawn, head off to enjoy Sunrise from Shwesandaw pagoda, Of course this is a grand indulgence! — but Bagan is one of the visual wonders of the world, up there alongside Angkor in Cambodia and Borobodur in Indonesia. And Bagan is simply vast, nearly 70 square kilometres in extent, and.then drive back to hotel for breakfast, After breakfast, we’ll explore the remaining highlight of Bagan including a visit to typical local village namely West Pwar Saw village , hanging around the behind the scene of the village after that we are to visit the traditional lacquer ware workshop to observe the process of making unique products of Bagan. Then visit The Manuha temple is one of the oldest temples of Bagan , The temple enshrines four large gold painted images of the Buddha, each contained within a separate room, barely large enough to accommodate the images.Then explore Myingabar Gubyauk Gyi Temple , Bagan’s the most interesting temple with intricate mural painting inside dating back to early 11 century .
Then enjoy lunch at the riverside restaurant . After lunch , back to hotel and feel relaxed at your hotel until we head off to jetty where to take the private sunset boat to enjoy the sunset from the Irrawaddy river and then head back to hotel and overnight stay at hotel in Bagan.
Day 5 Bagan - Mindat by land
Day 6 Trekking around Mindat
Breakfast at hotel in Mindat then starting the journey to Chechaung and fabulous trekking to Kyardo village where your Chin local guide will introduce you the local lives up there. They are still living & surviving the ways quite nearly close to the stone ages as they grow their own plantations (maze, beans, tea) and they hunt their own preys. And it would be proudly to show the head skeleton of the animals in front of their houses, they have achieved hunting.
We will have lunch in Kyardo and be trekking up till we reach Lop Pe village. The trekking is not really quite a challenge, but the sceneries are so attractive that you need to see various species of birds hosting in the evergreen forest of large oaks and laurels which later changes into a dry low pine forest with rhododendron. Then you will drive back to Mindat and overnight at the hotel in Mindat.
Day 7 Mindat to Kanpetlet by land
Day 8 Kanpetlet to Mt.Victoria - Kanpetlet
Day 9 Kanpetlet -Bagan by land
Leaving Kanpetlet you drive back down the Chin Mountain range in to the lowlands. The journey is pretty rough and bumpy throughout, around mid-afternoon you arrive in to Pagan and your accommodation for some pampering!
Day 10 Bagan /Heho by flight and Inle sightseeing
After breakfast transfer to airport to catch the flight to Heho. Upon arrival to Heho airport, directly proceed to Inle lake which takes about 1 hour to reach to the Inle lake by driving through the lush green Shan Hill and fascinating landscapes along the road. On the way to Inle lake, stop by the traditional umbrella workshop to observe the way of making Shan paper and umbrella traditionally moreover one more stop by the most impressive wooden monastery with oval shaped window popularly known as Shweyan Pyay Monastery and then transfer to jetty to take a boat ride for excursion around Inle lake Visit floating gardens, floating villages, Nga Phe Chaung monastery, Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda – the most venerable pagoda on the lake, Inn Paw Khone hand weaving village, etc. Transfer to the hotel & check in. Overnight stay in Inle Lake.
Day 11 Inle-Indein-Inle
After breakfast, morning excursion to Five day market to see hill tribes in their traditional costumes, all interesting activities of sellers and buyers at five day market.Then excursion to Shwe Inn Dain to the western off shore of the lake by boat along the canal. Shwe Inn Dain is treasure of historical heritage with the one thousand over pagodas on the small hill lock. After that lunch break,. Visit to Silk and Lotus weaving workshop and hand rolled cigar workshop before the sun is completely down then drive back to hotel. Over night stay in hotel in Inle lake
Day 12 Inle-Heho/Yangon by flight
This morning you will be transferred from your accommodation and taken to the airport for your flight to Yangon. In Yangon you have the afternoon at leisure for shopping and visiting some areas you may not have had chance to on your previous visit.
Day 13 Yangon Departure
End of your memorable trip to Myanmar with Panoramic Myanmar Tours and see you off at Yangon International Airport but it is not the last trip of you and you will come back ever more.