18 Days Adventure Tours

18 Days Adventure Tours (PHT-018A) Yangon – Golden Rock(Kyaikhtiyo) – Yangon – Mandalay – Bagan – Popa – Kalaw - Pindaya – Lake Inle – Yangon

18 Days Adventure Route covers the destinations YANGON, KYAIKHTIYO (GOLDEN ROCK), BAGO (PEGU), BAGAN, MANDALAY, KALAW, PINDAYA, INLE LAKE. You will have to visit COLONIAL STYLE BUILDINGS downtown, Sule Pagoda – the centre mark of Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda, the finest of Yangon and perhaps the most stunning religious edifice in the world, Chauk Htat Gyi – a huge reclining Buddha, Karaweik Hall – a mystic floating barge, The incredible'GOLDEN Rock, SHWEMAWDAW PAGODA , which has a stupa inlaid with diamonds and is Bago's golden landmark, War Cemetery near Htauk Kyan, train from Yangon to Mandalay, U Bein Teak Bridge originally built in 1851,Mingun , on the legendary Ayeyarwaddy River, the unfinished Mingun Phato, the famous Mingun Bell – famous as the world's largest bell, Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery), a delicately carved wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda (the world's largest book), sunset from Mandalay Hill, marionette show of professional puppeteers, Innwa (Ava), Kaungmudaw Pagoda, a huge white dome shaped stupa,Sagaing Hills , where hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries, River cruise from Mandalay to Bagan. Nyaung U Market, typical Myanmar farming village, Shwezigon Pagoda built by the great King Anawrahta in 11th century, PAYATHONZU, a complex of three brick shrines with mural paintings from the Bagan period, and see MAN PAYA – a large lacquer Buddha image, said to date from the 13th century,Mount Popa , an extinct volcano and an oasis of this dry central plain, KALAW which was formerly a British Hill Station, Pindaya Caves, where numerous Buddha images are placed in the limestone caves over many centuries back Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery (Jumping Cats), the weaving village of Inpawkhon, MAING THAUK on the edge of Inle Lake by boat, Inndein Village, Bogyoke (Scott's) Market.

DAY (01) Yangon Arrival

shwedagon-pagoda-03Hours arrive at YANGON airport in the morning. Meet with your guide at Yangon international Arrival Hall after clearing immigration and custom formalities. He or she will welcome you or your group with welcome signboard. Then transfer to your hotel and lunch at hotel.
In the afternoon, start your sightseeing with drive through the COLONIAL STYLE BUILDINGS downtown, the Chinatown area and the Indian quarter. Then visit SULE PAGODA situated in the centre of Yangon, which makes a useful landmark in downtown. Then drive to KANDAWGYI (ROYAL) LAKE, for photo stop to wards Shwe Dagon Pagoda. Enjoy sunset at SHWEDAGON PAGODA, the 'heart' of Buddhist Myanmar. The Pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and there are always full with many people praying and making offerings at Shwedagon and especially on Full Mon days and religious days. Enjoy Myanmar Dinner at Green Elephant Restaurant. Accommodation at hotel, Yangon.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

DAY (02) Yangon – Bago – Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)

kyaik-htee-yo-01Early morning, drive out of Yangon to the ancient capital of BAGO (Pegu), about 2 hours drive north east of Yangon. From Bago, drive through seemingly endless paddy fields to the small town of Kyaikto and on to the 'base camp' of KINPUN. Lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, take a local truck/bus up a bumpy track about half way up the mountain. (Private trucks are available at extra costs - please ask your guide to arrange). From here, walk up the path which climbs steeply to the legendary 'Golden Rock'. (The climb takes around 1 hour and those unwilling, or not fit enough to walk can hire four porters to carry them in a sedan chair). The climb offers magnificent views over the surrounding countryside and the opportunity to make friends with the many local people who make the pilgrimage to KYAIKTIYO. The incredible 'GOLDEN ROCK' sits precariously on top of the mountain, and is said to balance thanks to a precisely placed hair of Buddha. Weather permitting, sunset views from Mount Kyaiktiyo are amazing. Dinner at local restaurant or hotel. Accommodation at hotel, Kyaikhtiyo.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (03) Kyaikhtiyo(Golden Rock) – Yangon

shwedagon-pagoda-04Breakfast at hotel. Early risers may enjoy returning to the Golden Rock; about 10 minutes walk from the Kyaikto Hotel or 60 minutes from the Golden Rock Hotel, to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, walk down the mountain and return by truck to your car/minibus, or alternatively walk all the way down to the base camp at Kinpun. Drive back to Bago and visit SHWEMAWDAW PAGODA, which has a stupa inlaid with diamonds and is Bago's golden landmark. See SHWETHALYAUNG Buddha, which dates from 994 and is revered throughout Myanmar as the most beautiful Reclining Buddha. Lunch at a local restaurant in Bago.
Just outside Bago, visit KYAIKPUN Pagoda with four 30-meter high Buddha figures seated back to back. An optional visit is included on the way back to Yangon at the British War Cemetery near Htauk Kyan. Arrive Yangon in the evening and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and accommodation at hotel, Yangon.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (04) Yangon – Mandalay (by day train)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Yangon train station where we will take the train from Yangon to Mandalay. (0600-2130hours, non air conditioned and reclining seats only, common toilet). The train is quite slow and not very comfortable, but it is the best way to experience the "real Myanmar". The train will stop at small stations, where sellers will come to the train and try to sell their goods. Pick nick lunch box is included. You should arrive in Mandalay right in time for the sunset. Transfer to your hotel and accommodation at hotel, Mandalay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (05) Mandalay

kuthodaw-01Breakfast at hotel. This morning, start your MANDALAYMANDALAY sightseeing tour with a visit to MAHAMUNI PAGODA, built by King Bodawpaya in 1784, the centre-piece of the shrine is the highly venerated Mahamuni buddha image, which was transported to Mandalay from Mrauk-U (Rakhine) in 1784. Then transfer to your hotel. Lunch at hotel. In the afternoon, visit SHWENANDAW MONASTERY (Golden Palace Monastery), an ancient wooden monastery. The building is covered inside and out with carved panels and which was apartment of King Mindon. Then visit to KUTHODAW PAGODA (also know as the Maha Lawka Marazein Pagoda), the pagoda complex has been dubbed 'the world's biggest book', for standing around the central stupa are 729 marble slabs on which are inscribed the entire Tripitaka. Each slab is housed in its own individual small stupa. Continue to KYAUKDAWGYI PAGODA, it is chiefly interesting for the hug seated Buddha image carved from a single block of marble. Enjoy Sunset at MANDLAY HILL. Dinner at Ko's Kitchen Restaurant. Accommodation at hotel, Mandalay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (06) Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay

mandalay-palace-01Breakfast at hotel. This morning, transfer to Mandalay jetty and enjoy boat trip (approx 45 minutes) to MINGUN. If you're lucky you may even spot a pod of rare Irrawaddy dolphins along the river. Arrive Mingun and sightseeing by Bullock-carts. Visit MINGUN BELL, weighing 55,555 viss (90) tonnes and the largest hung uncracked bell in the world. Then Visit to MINGUN PAGODA, built in 1790 by Bodawpaya with thousands of slaves and prisoners of war laboured. Then continue to HSINBYUME PAGODA (Also known as Myatheindan Pagoda), built byKing Bagyidaw in 1816 and this stupa was construed in memory of his senior wife, the Hsinpyume Princess. Later return to Mandalay lunch at hotel. In the afternoon, visit the newly renovated MANDALAY PALACE, See the old palace walls, the city gates with their crowning wooden pavilions and the surrounding moat which are still present an impressive scene of the Mandalay Palace. Also, visit the CULTURAL MUSEUM in which you will see some remains of the last Myanmar throne inside the palace ground. Dinner at 'A Little Bit Of Mandalay' Restaurant. Accommodation at hotel, Mandalay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (07) Mandalay – Ava – Sagaing – Mandalay

mei-nu-okkyaung-01Breakfast at hotel. This morning transfer to jetty and take the local ferry to visit Innwa (AVA)and sightseeing around Ava by horse-cart. First visit to MAHA AUNGMYE BONZN MONASTERY (Also known as the Ok Kyaung) , brick-and-stucco monastery built by Meh Nu, the chief queen of Bagyidaw, for her royal abbot U Po (Nyaunggan Sayadaw) in 1818. Then visit to NANMYIN WATCH TOWER, 27m high masonry watchtower and climb to the top to enjoy views over the river. Then continue to BAGAYA KYAUNG, which dates from 1834 and built of teak and supported by 267 teak posts. Lunch at Silver Sky Restaurant. In the afternoon, visit SAGAING HILL and the hill itself has a number or stupas and monasteries. Visit to KAUNGHMUDAW PAGODA, built in 1636 to commemorate Inwa's establishment as the royal capital of Myanmar. Then drive to to AMARAPURA and enjoy the sunset at U-BEIN BRIDGE, which is 1.2km long leak bridge over the Taung Thaman Lake. Dinner and accommodation at hotel, Mandalay.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (08) Mandalay – Bagan (by scheduled river ferry)

Transfer to jetty at 06.00 hrs or 06.30 hrs, depending on available ferry and its schedule of the day. Board the ferry. This down river journey takes approx. 7 hrs or 12 hrs depending on the ferry, water level & weather condition. Lunch on board (or) packed lunch (depending on the available ferry). This boat journey allows visitors to experience life & dazzling scenery along Myanmar’s most dominant river; a different phase to enjoy one’s visit of Myanmar. Upon arrival in Bagan, transfer from jetty directly to your hotel. Dinner and accommodation at hotel, Bagan.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (09) Bagan

htilominlo-temple-01Breakfast at hotel. This morning, start your full day BAGAN sightseeing tour with a visit to see the golden stupa of SHWEZIGON PAGODA, where the 37 pre-Buddhist 'nets' were first officially endorsed by the Barmar monarchy. The 12th Century originals were spirited away by a collector and are now reportedly somewhere in Italy. Then visit KYANSITTHA UMIN 'Cave' Temple. Although officially credited to Kyansittha, this cave temple may actualy date back to Anawrahta. Next stop is HTILOMINLO situated close to the road between Nyaung U and Bagan, built by king Nantaungmya in 1218 and traces of old murals are also still visible. Continue to ANANDA TEMPLE, a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, and the adjacent brick monastery with beautiful, well-preserved 18th century murals. Make a photo stop at THATBYINNYU 'Omniscient' TEMPLE, one of the highest in Bagan, rises to 61m and was built by Alaungsithu around the mid-12th Century. Then check into your hotel. Lunch at hotel. In the afternoon, visit the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM (if open). Continue to DHAMMAYANGYI, a massive-looking temple dating from 1170, which is famous for its interlocking mortarless brickwork. Then visit, MINGALAZEDI built in 1277 by Narathihapati and it was the very last or the large late period, thus representing the final flowering of Bagan's architectural skills. Stop at MOE MOE LACQUER WARE FACTORY to watch craftsmen skilfully making this most famous of Bagan handicrafts. Enjoy magnificent sunset over Bagan's temples and the Ayeyarwaddy River from one of the Bagan monument. Dinner and puppet Show at Nanda Restaurant. Accommodation at hotel, Bagan.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (10) Bagan

abeyadana-01Breakfast. Full day Bagan sightseeing tour starts with a visit SULAMANI, more sophisticate temple styles, with better internal lighting. Constructed circa 1181 by Narapatisithu and the temple features two storeys standing on broad terraces assembled to create a pyramid effect. Then visit LEMYETHNA TEMPLE built in 1222, topped by and Indian-style spire like that on Ananda. Continue to PAYATHONZU (the name literally means Three Stupas) design is remarkably similar to Khmer Buddhist ruins in Thailand and two of the shrines contain vaguely Chinese or Tibetan-looking mural paintings that contain Bodhisattva figures. Visit NANDAMANNYA TEMPLE, dating from the mid-13th Century with fine frescoes and an unexpectedly erotic mural. Take a break from temples and wander through the village of MINNANTHU to see how the local people live. Enjoy lunch at Sunset Garden Restaurant. In the afternoon, visit ABEYADANA TEMPLE with frescoes representing Bodhisattvas and the gods of Indian mythology. Visit NANPAYA Temple, built in the Mon style with intricate stone carvings, and said once to have been Manuha's residence. See the four Buddha images in MANUHA PAGODA. Then stop at MYAZEDI STUPA to see Myanmar's "Rosetta Stone", bearing inscriptions written in four languages. Lastly, admire the fine stuccowork at GUBYAUKGYI Temple (Myinkaba village). Dinner at The Beach Restaurant. Accommodation at hotel, Bagan.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (11) Bagan – Salay – Popa (Overland)

yokesone-monasetry-01Breakfast at hotel. Drive out of Bagan through Chauk, where you will see old Burma Oil installations ('nodding donkeys'), and along the banks of the Ayeyarwady River. Continue to PAYATHONZU, a complex of three brick shrines with mural paintings from the Bagan period, and see MAN PAYA - a large lacquer Buddha image, said to date from the 13th century. Arrival in Salay and visit of YOKESONE MONASTERY, which is the oldest surviving wooden monastery hall built on 154 teak posts with beautiful wood carvings decorating the outer walls. From Salay continue your drive to Mount Popa. Lunch at hotel. In the afternoon, visit MOUNT POPA, home to Myanmar's intriguing 'nats' (spirits). The steps and path climb steeply up Mount Popa – an energetic climb rewarded by fabulous views from the top. If you like climbing, a trip to the Summit of Mt. Popa can be done. Mt. Popa is famous for a small mountain with nat-shrines at the foot of the distinct volcano of Mt. Popa. This tour takes you to the very top of the volcano. The volcano is a national park and all around the base of the mountain are plantations with different types of trees. The path is steep, un-even and leads through different kinds of forests, up to the summit of the volcano. One can return the same way or by a path in the volcano crater. Dinner and accommodation at hotel, Popa.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (12) Mount Popa – Kalaw

kalaw-01Breakfast. Depart POPA in the early morning for a full day drive to KALAW which was formerly a British Hill Station. Although a long and tiring trip, this is one of the most scenic drives in Myanmar. The road to Kalaw is very bumpy but the scenery is interesting - endless paddy fields in the morning and rolling hills in the afternoon, as the road climbs into the mountains of southern Shan State. Lunch at local restaurant on the way. In the afternoon you arrive in Kalaw visit the local market and the tiny train station. If more time visit SHWE OO MIN PAGODA and NHEE PAYA MONASTERY. Dinner and accommodation at hotel, Kalaw.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (13) Kalaw – Pindaya

pindaya-cave-01Breakfast. This morning, drive to Pindaya and check-into your hotel. Lunch at Memento Restaurant. In the afternoon, visit PINDAYA CAVES, ensconced in limestone ridge overlooking the lake. Inside the cavern there are more than 8008 Buddha images – made from alabaster, teak, marble, brick, lacquer and cement. Then visit some LOCAL HOUSES where families produce SHAN PAPER and PARASOLS. Dinner and accommodation at hotel, Pindaya.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (14) Pindaya – Inle Lake

inle-02Breakfast at hotel. This morning, drive from Pindaya down into the valley to Nyaungshwe on the edge of Inle Lake and board your own local boat to take you to your hotel. Lunch at hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy your INLE LAKE Boat Trip and you will see the lake's unique “LEG ROWERS” – the Intha people row standing up with one leg wrapped around an oar. Visit to PHAUNG DAW OO PAGODA, the holiest religious site in the southern Sahan State. Five images, for of which are ferried around the lake during Phaung Daw U Festival ,(late September/early October – please check with us for exact festival date)(late September/early October – please check with us for exact festival date). Then stalls on the ground floor of the shrine and nearby sell brightly coloured cotton Shan shoulder bags, other local crafts and 'antiques'. Silk and cotton fabrics are a local speciality, there are over 200 handloom. Continue visit to NGA PHE KYAUNG (Jumping Cat Monastery) , wooden monastery on stilts over the lake. Dinner and accommodation at hotel, Inle Lake.   
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (15) Maing Thauk – Indein

indein-01Breakfast at hotel. This morning visit to village of MAING THAUK on the edge of Inle Lake by boat. Walk up a dirt track through the village and continue up the hill to a stupa. The walk takes around 2 hours round trip and the route is not steep. Lunch at Namphan Restaurant, located in the middle of the lake. In the afternoon, we enjoy another boat tour to INDEIN, at the western end of the Lake. The boat takes you through a long and this ride is one of the most scenic boat tours on Lake Inle. Dinner and accommodation at hotel, Inle Lake.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (16) Inle Lake – Sangha – Inle Lake

inle-03Breakfast at hotel. Today, enjoy a full day boat trip to the southern part of Lake Inle. Visit one of the 5 DAYS ROTATING MARKET on the way (check for market day) . While driving through KYAUKTAING you may stop to visit a small pottery production centre. The village of KYAINKHAM near Kyauktaing is famous for the production of fibers made out of Lotus trunks. These fibers are mainly used to weave Robes for the monks. You will leave the lake and continue through a narrow channel to the southern part of the lake. Arrive at Thakong and enjoy your lunch at the Pa-O restaurant. In the afternoon, visit THAKONG PAGODA. Continue to SANGHA village, which was once a Shan Prince village. Walk through this quiet village, talk to the villagers and visit the remains of some old pagodas. You may also stop a local rice wine distillery. Return by boat back to Nampan, then to your hotel. Dinner and accommodation at hotel, at Inle Lake.   
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Note: During today’s tour, you will be exposed to a lot of sun, do carry a hat and bring along sun cream.

DAY (17) Inle Lake – Yangon

bogyoke-market-02Breakfast at hotel. This morning, leave your hotel by boat and then drive to Heho Airport. Domestic flight from Heho to Yangon. Arrive at Yangon Airport and transfer to your hotel. Lunch at hotel. In the afternoon, visit to BOGYOKE (SCOTT) MARKET (closed on Public Holidays) and it has the largest selection of Burmese handicrafts. Visit to the reclining Buddha at CHAUK HTAT GYI PAGODA, is almost as large at he enormous figure in Bago Shwethalyaung. Then visit to BOTATHAUNG PAGODA close to the Yangon Wharves. Then transfer back to your for refreshment before dinner. In the evening transfer to White Rice Restaurant, in Bogyoke Park for Dinner. Accommodation at hotel, Yangon.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY (18)Yangon departure

Breakfast at hotel. This morning, transfer to Yangon Airport for your departure flight... 
Meals included: Breakfast

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