Bagan Temple visit, Mandalay Pagodas, Inle lake boat excursion, Bago Pagodas visit, Shwedagon Pagoda & Golden Rock Pagoda
Day 1: Moreh – Tamu – Kalay
Day 2: Kalay – Monywa
Day 3: Monywa – Bagan
Day 4: Bagan
Day 5: Bagan – Mandalay
Day 6: Mandalay – Inle Lake
Day 7: Inle Lake
Day 8: Inle Lake – Loikaw
Day 9: Loikaw – Taungoo
Day 10: Taungoo – Bago
Day 11: Yangon
Day 12: Yangon – Kyaikhto
Day 13: Kyaikhto – Hpa-an
Day 14: Hpa-an – Myawaddy – Maesot
|Service Inclusion||Service Exclusion|
|Mandalay||Eastern Palace Hotel||3*||Deluxe||TBA||TBA|
|Inle Lake||Hupin Nyaung Shwe||3*||Deluxe||TBA||TBA|
|Kyaikhto||Mountain Top Hotel||3*||Deluxe||TBA||TBA|
|Hpa-an||Thiri Hpa-an Hotel||3*||Deluxe||TBA||TBA|
Remark: Hotels mentioned are subject to change by the time of booking. In that case, the same ranking hotels available will be suggested accordingly.
|Location||Bagan, Inle Lake, Maesot, Mandalay, Monywa, Moreh, Yangon|
Moreh – Tamu - Kalay
Today you have passed through India border gate and welcome by our tour guide. Drive to government offices to proceed the documentation for your trip. And then, you will drive to Kalay. Overnight at the hotel in Kalay.
Driving distance – 135 km (Tamu – Kalay)
Kalay - Monywa
Drive through Pontaung-Ponnya mountain ranges to Monywa. Depend on your arrival time, you can go for a visit to Bawdithataung and Thambohdae pagodas. Overnight at the hotel in Monywa.
Driving distance – 350 km (Kalay – Monywa)
Monywa – Bagan
Continue your drive to Bagan, ancient archeological zone. You can have half-day sightseeing in Bagan and your guide will lead you the best places to see.
Don’t miss off this chance of watching sunset on one of an elevated point as she magically alters her spectrum of colors in the evening sky. You will get astonished all the way the Sun drags all her glowing light over the horizon along with her subsidence to the west and everyone exclaims. Bagan is not just plainly for the marvelous temples, yes also for her wonderful sunset and sunrise.
Driving distance – 170 km (Monywa – Bagan)
Most venerable stupa in Bagan for its ancient dome-shaped structure. Unlike the most others pagodas in Bagan, Shwezigon is a stupa with an enshrinement in waist of the stupa with golden glittering under the sunshine. Gubyaukgyi temple and Kyansittha U-min cave are followed in your visits.
As for the way of lives, you can explore how people in Bagan region lives and earns their daily lives. You will be warmly welcome by one of local women in the village and show you around the village and watch lacquerware making, cotton weaving house. In the schooling time, you will see school kids run to their home.
You will be taken to the jetty where your private wooden boat awaits. Sit back, chill out under the roof or open-deck and you will be treated with a fantastic scene along the way your boat rides on Irrawaddy River. Sunset view over the river is quite spectacular and quite unlike as you can watch on the Land. Just chilled out! As the sun sets in the west, you will return to your hotel.
Bagan - Mandalay
Today, you will proceed to Mandalay passing through Myin-gyan town. As you arrive to Mandalay, you will check in the hotel and go for a tour around Mandalay. Mahamyatmuni stting Buddha which is one of the most revered Statues and completely gold-gilded applied by the male devotees on daily basis. Mandalay is the workshop of the expert craftsmen and you will not omit a visit to some handy workshops such as gold leave making, wood carvings, tapestries and finest silk weaving arts. Visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, frequently dubbed as “The World’s Biggest Book” for its collection of 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings.
It’s off to the Shwenandaw Monastery, the Golden Monastery which is the only durable structure from the Royal Palace of the 19th century. You will not fail to appreciate the floral décor of Burmese wood carved designs.
In the evening, you will drive to enjoy the gorgeous sunset on U Bein bridge which is believed to be the longest teak wooden bridge on the world. Overnight stay at the hotel in Mandalay.
Driving distance – 182 km (Bagan – Mandalay)
Mandalay - Inle Lake
Continue your driving to the south of Mandalay, Inle lake is the second largest inland lake in Myanmar. As you arrive to Inle lake, you will drive to your hotel to check in and overnight at the hotel in Inle lake.
Driving distance – 260 km (Mandalay – Inle lake)
In the morning, you will be transferred to the jetty for your boat transfer to enjoy the scenic boat ride along the channel into the lake and you will see the leg-rowing fishermen standing up one edge of their flat canoe holding fishing net and spear to catch the fishes. As you keep enjoying boating, you will see the floating garden fruitfully grown vegies on it.
Reach the Phandawoo Pagoda, famous to be the “Center” of the lake. It contains five sacred plastered with gold leaf images of the Buddha.
Get a stop at the weaving village Inpawkhone, which is known for its silk weavings with lotus stalks across the country. In a cheroot factory, you will learn how the typical Inle Lake’s handmade cigars are produced. If you have enough time this day, you will also learn how traditional fishing boats are timbered.
In the evening, you will return to hotel and overnight at the hotel in Inle lake.
Inle Lake - Loikaw
Set your drive off to Loikaw which is famous for long-necked woman or Padaung ladies. On arrival to Loikaw, you proceed to a small town namely Demoso to visit Padaung Ladies. On the way back to Loikaw, you will visit Taung-Kwe Cedi and overnight at the hotel in Loikaw.
Driving distance – 200 km (Inle lake – Loikaw><Demoso)
Loikaw - Taungoo
Taungoo - Bago
Yangon - Kyaikhto
Kyaikhto – Hpa-an
Today you will continue your driving to Hpa-an. It will be a short drive for not more than 120 km distance from Kyaikhto. As you entered the town, you will explore the nature-based attractions in Hpaan such as Saddan Cave; a gigantic cave with hundreds of tiny Buddha image on the wall of the cave, Kyaukalat Pagoda; a small pagoda incredibly built on the rock formation & Kawkathaung cave. In the evening, you will drive to hotel to check in and overnight.
Driving distance – 120 km (Kyaikhto – Hpaan)
Hpa-an – Myawaddy - Maesot
Driving distance – 130 km (Hpa-an – Myawaddy)