AGTT 24 : 15 Days / 14 Nights
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AGTT 24 : 15 Days / 14 Nights

Yangon - Heho/Inle - Pindaya - Kalaw - Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) - Bagan - Mt.Popa - Salay

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Day 01 : Arrive Yangon .

Arrive in Yangon and transfer to hotel. Yangon , formerly known as Rangoon , is still a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one of the most fascinating and authentic capitals of South-East Asia . Welcome dinner at Karaweik Palace Floating Barge Restaurant with traditional cultural show. Overnight in Yangon .

Day 02 : Yangon Sightseeing by bike (B)

After breakfast at hotel, Fullday sightseeing in Yangon by bike ; a city tour includes the National Museum , Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda's 70m long reclining Buddha, downtown Yangon - Sule Pagoda, Mahabandoola Park with Independent Monument and have a memorable scene of colonial building & atmosphere, India town and bustling China town. In the afternoon there is free time for shopping at Bogyoke Market, formerly Scott's Market. In the evening, visit to Myanmar's holiest monument, the Shwedagon Pagoda with its golden stupa covered with 60 tons of pure gold leaf. Overnight in Yangon .

Note: All bicyclies will be sent to Heho at the night time by separate car.

Day 03 : Yangon - Heho - Inle Lake by morning flight (B)

In the morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho. From Heho, enjoy a scenic ride to Nyaung Shwe (38 km) by bike where is gateway to Inle Lake , one of Myanmar best-known sights. The Intha people, a tribe of Mon descent, mostly inhabit the lakeshores and floating villages. On arrival at Nyaung Shwe village, transfer by boat to start a sightseeing tour of Inle Lake including a chance to see the leg-rowing fishermen. Continue to see the floating gardens, built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. There are also floating villages like Ywama, the lake's downtown, where a floating market is held every five days. In the afternoon continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the weaving village of Inpawkhon and the jumping cat monastery. Check into hotel in the afternoon. Overnight in Inle Lake .

*** All the bikes are ready at Heho airport for your enjoying scenic ride to destination.

Day 04 : Inle Lake - In Dein - Inle Lake (B)

After breakfast, transfer by motorboat to In Dein, an off-the-beaten-track site in the south of the lake. From Ywama, the boat leaves the lake and enters a narrow canal leading to a small Pa O tribe village. From the market place of the village, follow an old covered path to a 13 th century monastery and the very impressive ruins of hundreds of ancient pagodas, some hidden in the vegetation. The main stupa-area on the top of the hill offers breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains and down to the valley and the lake in the far distance. Return to the lake and transfer back to hotel in the afternoon. Overnight in Inle Lake .

Day 05 : Inle Lake- Aungban by car. Proceed to Pindaya by bike. (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, leave by boat and car to enjoy a scenic drive to Aung Ban Village through the picturesque countryside of Shan State . Proceed to Pindaya by riding bicycle (50 km) with a beautiful scene of Shan State . Upon arrival at Pindaya, check in to hotel. Visit Pindaya's limestone cave with its maze of chambers displaying more than 8,000 Buddha statues and local handicraft workshops producing Shan paper made from mulberry bark and traditional umbrellas made from the same paper that are used by monks all around the country. Overngiht at hotel in Pindaya.

Day 06 : Pindaya - Kalaw by car. (B)

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Kalaw. Check in hotel Kalaw Hotel. Continue day return trekking to Tayaw Village . Back to Kalaw. Free at leisure. Overngiht at hotel.

Day 07 : Kalaw - Kyone Village by car / Kyone Village - Moegyi (110 km) by bike.

Moegyi - Mandalay by car. (B)
After breakfast hotel, enjoy a scenic drive to Kyone Village . Proceed to Moegyi village by bike. It's about 110 km fare from distance. Drive to Mandalay . Free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel in Mandalay.

Day 08 : Mandalay - Amarapura - Ava - Mandalay by bike. (B)

After breakfast at the hotel depart for full day trip to the former capitals of Amarapua, Ava. The day begins with a Mandalay City sightseeing ; Myanmar 's cultural capital, features Mahamuni Pagoda, famous for its venerable statue of Buddha covered with gold leaf. Mandalay has long been known as a centre of skilled craftsmanship and in former times supplied the royal courts. A tour of traditional workshops includes crafts such as woodcarving, marble masonry, Kalaga tapestry and gold-leaf making. Continue visit to the 18 th century capital, Amarapura. Attend the daily meal of over a thousand monks at the country's largest monastery, Mahagandayon. Visit a silk weaving workshop, the craft speciality of Amarapura. Proceed to Ava, the capital from 14 th to 18 th centuries and visit by horse and carriage the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace and fort. Finish the day with a walk at sunset over the 200 year-old U Bein Bridge enjoying with riding of bicycle around U Bein Bridge, constructed entirely from teak. Overnight at Hotel in Mandalay.

Day 09 : Mandalay- Maymyo (Pyin Oo Lwin) by train (0445/0800). (B)

Early morning transfer to railway station. Proceed to Maymyo by train (68 km). Upon arrival at Pyin Oo Lwin station, transfer to hotel by car. Fullday sightseeing by bike : v isiting B.E Water Fall, Kandawgyi National Botanical Garden , Paikchinmyaung Cave and take photo of Colonial Building with lush greenery & gentle breeze and Chanmyay Meditation Centre for adoring the Buddha scriptures. Overnight at hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin.

Day 10 : Maymyo / Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay by bike. (68 km) (B)

After breakfast at hotel, free at leisure. Riding down by bike to Mandalay . Free at leisure. In the late afternoon, visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda with its 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures (known as the world's biggest book), Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite woodcarving and the impressive Kyauktawgyi Pagoda with its huge sitting Buddha. Enjoy the sunset from Mandalay Hill for panoramic view of city. Overnight at Hotel in Mandalay.

Day 11 : Mandalay - Mingun - Sagaing - Mandalay. (B)

After breakfast, transfer to the jetty and board a private chartered boat for an excursion over the Irrawaddy River towards the former capital of Mingun. After a 45 minute cruise, arrive in Mingun famous for its huge unfinished pagoda also home to the Mingun Bell, considered as the world's largest untracked ringing bell. Also visit the beautiful white Hsinbyume Pagoda. Enjoying riding bike from Mingun to Sagaing (25 km) where covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious centre of Myanmar and is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centres. In the late afternoon, cross the bridge over the Irrawaddy River and back to Mandalay . Overnight at Hotel in Mandalay .

Day 12 : Mandalay - Bagan by boat. (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the jetty for a boat trip to Bagan. As it sails southwards, the riverboat passes many villages offering a glimpse into the way of life along the Irrawaddy River . Arrive in Bagan late in the afternoon. On the dry plain of central Myanmar by the banks of the Irrawaddy River stands Bagan, one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Asia . The 230 years, from 11 th to 13 th centuries, when Bagan was the capital of Myanmar, were marked by a religious fervour and building frenzy resulting in the thousands of stupas and temples many of which are still standing today. Upon arrival at Bagan jetty, orientation Overnight in hotel in Bagan.

Note : All the bikes are ready at jetty to transfer to hotel by bike.

Day 13 : Bagan Sightseeing by bike . (B)

After breakfast, morning sightseeing of Bagan features the colourful Nyaung Oo Market, the Shwezigon Pagoda and its magnificent golden stupa, Kyansittha U Min, Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jatakas murals paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. In the afternoon observe the process of traditional lacquerware, one of Myanmar 's best-known handicrafts and a speciality of Bagan. Visit Ananda, an architectural masterpiece of the early-style temple with four impressive standing Buddha images, Ananda Okkyaung, one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period and Thatbyinnyu the highest temple in Bagan rising to 61m. End the day with a horse and carriage tour among the temples passing by the traditional village of Taungbi , Sulamani Temple and the massive Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. Enjoy sunset over the site from the upper terrace of Tayokepyay Temple . Overnight in hotel in Bagan.

Day 14 : Bagan - Salay - Mt Popa by car. (B/-/D)

After breakfast at hotel, proceed to Mt. Popa . Visit Mt. Popa . Tower like volcanic plug that houses a pituresque complex of monasteries and Pagodas which can be reached by a winding 777 steps. Myanmar people adore Mt. Popa as a Nat Taung (spirits of mountaions), that means all spirits and angles gather and have a meeting on that mountain peak in August. Record shows that there are 118 kinds of herbal plants, different species of birds and animals. Lunch at Popa. Proceed to Salay- a small town about 15km south of Bagan, down the Ayeyawaddy River . Tour Highlight U Pone Nya Museum, formerly the Yoke Sone Monastery, exhibits antique, laquerwares, wodden reliefs and a large standing glided Buddha image. The figures carved outside the front of the building are worth seeing. An other place worth visiting is Tha-ta na Kyaung (Keythar Monastery)where Tipitaka texts are house in a large red lacquered cabinet. In the afternoon drive to Bagan, Nyaung U Airport for Yangon flight. Farewell free flow cocktail party host by local agent. Overnight in Yangon .

Day 15 : Depart from Yangon . (B)

After breakfast at hotel, free at leisure before transfer to Mingaladon Airport for onward flight.

 

 

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