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12 Day Golden Rock - Mandalay - Bagan - Inle Lake - Yangon

12 Day Golden Rock - Mandalay - Bagan - Inle Lake - Yangon

Package Duration
12 Days / 11 Nights
Destination Covered
Yangon - Bago - Golden Rock - Mandalay - Bagan - Pindaya - Inle Lake

  • Arrival Yangon

    • Sule Pagoda

    Description :

    On arrival at Yangon International Airport, you are welcomed by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel. After refreshment, you embark on a city tour including:

    (1) China Town noted for its fruit market, delicious street foods and old world atmosphere.

    (2) Downtown Yangon’s Sule Pagoda, City Hall, Independence monument and old colonial buildings.

    (3) A visit to the magnificent and world famous Shwedagon Pagoda, known for its religious significance and artistic
    beauty. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies,
    sapphires and topaz - a stunning sight as the sun sets and an unforgettable place to begin your trip in the "Golden
    Land". Welcome dinner and overnight at hotel in Yangon.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

    Yangon - Golden Rock

    Description :

    The day's schedule :

    This morning,we leave for Kyaik-hti-yo, about 160 km from Yangon,( 5 hr drive). The Golden Rock Pagoda stands on a gold gilded boulder precariously perched on the edge of the hill, which is 1102 meters above the sea-level.

    Upon arrival to the base-camp, we have lunch and transfer to an exciting truck ride up-hill through a rain forest. From
    the upper-camp, we trek up-hill for about an hour to the amazing Golden Rock. Check in Hotel, rest and later, visit the magnificent Golden Rock pagoda environs. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Golden Rock.

    Accommodation : Hotel at Golden Rock

    Golden Rock - Bago - Yangon

    Description :

    (1) We wake early to enjoy the sun-rise over the these misty jungle-clad hills of Southeast asia.

    (2) After breakfast, descend to the base-camp, drive to Bago: an ancient capital of the Mon Kingdom in 15th Century. Bago
    is situated only 80 km north-east of Yangon.

    (3) Upon arrival to Bago, we have lunch. Afterwards, we visit the magnificent Shwe Maw Daw -said to be over 2,000
    years old temple. Naung daw gyi Pagoda; MyaTharLyaung (a colossal reclining Buddha Image which was recently
    restored ).

    (4) ShweTharLyaung (a huge reclining Buddha);55 meters long and dating back 994AD and Kyaik-Pun temple which isfour
    huge seated Buddha images in the open air. Back to Yangon.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon(1) We wake early to enjoy the sun-rise over the these misty jungle-clad hills of Southeast asia.

    (2) After breakfast, descend to the base-camp, drive to Bago: an ancient capital of the Mon Kingdom in 15th Century. Bago
    is situated only 80 km north-east of Yangon.

    (3) Upon arrival to Bago, we have lunch. Afterwards, we visit the magnificent Shwe Maw Daw -said to be over 2,000
    years old temple. Naung daw gyi Pagoda; MyaTharLyaung (a colossal reclining Buddha Image which was recently
    restored ).

    (4) ShweTharLyaung (a huge reclining Buddha);55 meters long and dating back 994AD and Kyaik-Pun temple which isfour
    huge seated Buddha images in the open air. Back to Yangon.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

    Yangon - Mandalay

    Description :

    Early morning,transfer to Yangon airport for departure flight to Mandalay ETD:06:30,ETA:08:35.

    Upon arrival to Mandalay Airport :

    (1) we drive to the ancient capital Amarapura for a visit to Bagaya Monastery with a famous collection of Buddha images;
    observe the local weaving industry.

    (2) walk across the two-century old U-Bein teak bridge on the Taungthaman Lake and later observe the lunch process of
    thousand of monks who take their last meal of the day at 10:00 am in total silence at Maha Gandaryon Monastery.

    We proceed to Mandalay and check in at the hotel. After refreshment, a sightseeing tour of Mandalay which includes :

    (3) Maha Muni Image - a bronze Buddha image said to be cast during the lifetime of Buddha himself. It is the holiest
    buddhist site in Upper Myanmar : a Buddha image of great beauty and witness the reverence and worship of the local
    people.

    (4) Mandalay Palace and the nearby, Shwe Nandaw Monastery - noted for its exquisite wood carvings and Kuthodaw Pagoda - known as the world biggest book.

    (5) We finish the day’s tour by visiting Mandalay Hill to experience a tropical sun-set with panoramic views of the city and
    the Ayeyarwaddy River.

    Accommodation:Hotel in Mandalay

    Mandalay - Mingun - Ava

    Description :

    The day’s tour includes :
    (1) a 45 minute private boat ride across the river Ayeywarwaddy to visit Mingun. Stop at Kywe Zoon on the way to the
    pier to watch the busy riverside activity.

    (2) The unfinished but unfinished Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, a brick counterpart of the pyramids of Egypt and the Mingun Bell,
    the second largest ringing bell in the world.

    (3) The Myatheintan Pagoda, a representation of the Buddhist universe.

    We return to Mandalay by boat and after lunch, drive to the ruins of the Kingdom of Ava, 30-minutes to the south of Mandalay. Although the royal palace is no more, the pagodas, temples and monasteries still remain there.

    (4) We travel by pony-cart around Ava to Nanmyint Leaning Tower which gives a birds' eye view of the mighty
    Ayeyarwaddy River; Bagaya;a wooden monastery; Aungmyaybonza Monastery made of brick and stucco.

    Return drive to Mandalay and see a silversmith’s work place on our way back to hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.

    Accommodation:Hotel in Mandalay

    Mandalay - Bagan

    Description :

    We depart from Mandalay to Bagan by air. On arrival in Bagan we, check into the hotel and depart for a sightseeing excursion around the Bagan Archaeological Zone Heritage Area and begin a comprehensive tour of Bagan including :

    (1) NyaungOo market

    (2) Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas

    (3) Kyansittha Umin

    (4) Wet-kyi-Inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with its exquisite mural paintings of 13th century

    (5) the majestic HtilominloTemple.

    In the afternoon, after a visit to lacquer ware workshops; continue to

    (6) Manuha Temple built by exile King Manuha

    (7) Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha

    (8) Ananda Temple,1090AD,a masterpiece of early period temple-architecture with four huge standing Buddha Images
    (9) Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi colour mural paintings.

    Enjoy a spectacular sunset from one of the temples of Bagan. Dinner with a puppet show and overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

    Accommodation:Hotel in Bagan

    Bagan - Mt. Popa

    Description :

    This day’s tour includes a short morning trip to Mt. Popa and return to Yangon :

    (1) We leave the Bagan temples and take a short drive to Mt. Popa. We join local pilgrims on a 777-step winding staircase
    ascent of the Mt Popa and see the Nat (spirit)shrines that line the walkway along with the monkeys that live on the
    mountain. Mt. Popa is known as the abode of Nats (spirits) - a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and
    honoured by some Myanmar people and you can also see the nat museum, which houses 37 life-size nat statues
    sculpted from teak.

    (2) Proceed to Popa Mountain Resort for lunch. The restaurant offers a great view to the Popa summit and the central
    plain.On the way back to Bagan we will stop at a village to see the collection of juice from the toddy-palm trees, and
    its conversion to brown sugar.

    (3) As time permits we will have a short boat ride on the Ayeyawaddy River at sunset.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

    Bagan - Heho - Pindaya

    Description :

    Today we depart Bagan and take a flight to Heho on the Shan plateau ETD:7:50,ETA:08:30. Upon arrival:

    (1) we transfer by road to Pindaya (60km) about 90 minutes drive. After check in hotel,we take an excursion to the caves
    which houses over 8,000 Buddha Images accumulated over the centuries .

    (2) In the afternoon, explore the small quiet town for it's famous traditional Shan paper & parasol making cottage industry.
    Enjoy the cool climate and overnight at the hotel in Pindaya.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Pindaya

    Pindaya - Inle Lake

    Description :

    This morning we are driving to Inle Lake. We have a leisurely morning making our way down into the Inle lake and by "long-tail" boat cross the lake to our hotel right on the lake. In the afternoon, we plan to spend the day :

    (1) A boat excursion on InleLake, a delight to all with a camera ,its calm water dotted with floating vegetation on floating
    Islands and small fishing boats,to which scenic high hills provide the perfect back-drop. See the “Intha” (Lake-
    dwelling people) also known as the unique “Leg-Rowers” who use one leg to stand on the boat while the other leg is
    wrapped around an oar and rows.

    (2) You will continue on to Nga Phe Chaung; also known as the Jumping Cats Monastery which is one of the oldest
    monasteries on the lake with ancient Buddha Statues dated over 200 years and amazing cats trained by the Buddhist
    monks.

    (3) Observe floating Gardens, with vegetables and flowers grown on them, and the lake way of life at ‘Kay La Village’.

    (4) Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda,the holiest religious site in Southern Shan State which has five small Buddha Statues so
    heavily gilded with gold that the original buddha images are unrecognizable.

    (5) Observing the Lake Inle cottage industry workshops such as silk & lotus fabric weaving with wooden handlooms at
    “Inn-Paw- Kone”Village, traditional ‘mild-cigar –making’ (cheroot Factory at “Se’ Kaung Village” and tradional silver and
    gold smiths,paper umbrella –making at ‘Ywa-ma’ Village.You will also see Padaunghill tribe ladies(ladies with elongated
    necks from wearing brass rings around their necks) in that village. Overnight at the hotel on Inle Lake.

    Accommodation:Hotel in Inle Lake

    Inle Lake Boat Excursion

    Description :

    After breakfast at the hotel :

    (1) we visit a floating market which is held a t villages on the lake according to a 5 day rotation schedule. It is most
    fascinating to watch the daily life of the ethnic hill tribes and their market activities.

    (2) we continue our excursion by motorized boat to the Indein pagoda complex, on the south-west of the lake. The boat
    leaves the lake and enters a narrow canal to a small Pa O tribal village. From the village, we follow an old path to a
    13th 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 your hotel and overnight at the hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

    Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon

    Description :

    In the morning we head for the airrport at Heho for our flight to Yangon. Check in at airport and fly back to Yangon ETD: 09:20,ETA:10:30.

    Upon arrival, check in at hotel. In the afternoon:

    (1) we revisit the wonderful Shwedagon Pagoda.

    (2) see the the Karaweik, a royal barge on the Royal Lakes for stunning views of Shwe Dagon Pagoda .

    (3) visit Bogyoke Aung San Market(named after the father of Aung San Suu Kyi and formerly known as the Scott Market )to
    purchase souvenirs and handicrafts if you wish. There are gems, fabrics, lacquer ware, wood sculptures,paintings etc…
    the range of wares is fantastic and don’t forget to bargain ! Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

    Departure Yangon

    Description :

    After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Yangon International Airport for your return international departure flight.

    Accommodation: N/A

  • Package Terms & Conditions :
    30 - 15 days prior to arrival 30% 14 - 8 days prior to arrival 50% 7 - 0 days prior to arrival 80% CHILD POLICY Children between 2 and 12 years of age are granted a 25% discount on transfers, excursions and package tours providing that rooms are shared with two (2) adults without an extra-bed (or 15% discount if they require an extra bed). These discounts are granted for one child per room only. Children requiring their own rooms are charged as adults but get a discount according to child airfare on applicable domestic airfares.




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