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Myanmar  Tour > Trail of Spectrum:  11 Days / 10 Nights

Trail of Spectrum:  11 Days / 10 Nights
Yangon (1) – Bagan (2) – Monywa (1) Mandalay (2) – Pindaya (1) – Inle Lake (2) - Yangon (1)

 
Day 1: Arrival Yangon (LD)
Arrive Yangon international air port. Welcome and  transfer  to   your Hotel. After a short rest, visit Yangon bustling down town, the Reclining Buddha Image (Chaukhtatgyi – Myanmar second largest) and one of the world’s wonder Shwedagon Pagoda. 
Lunch and Dinner at hotel.
Overnight at your hotel in Yangon.
 
Day 2: Yangon / Bagan (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Bagan. On arrival, visit Nyaung Oo colorful local market, Shwezigon – proto type of Myanmar stupa, Gubyauk Gyi – 13th century finest mural paintings, and Htilominlo – the finest stucco carving. Afternoon visit the Saraba gate – 9th century masonry city gate, Ananda – most beautiful temple in Bagan, Ananda Okkyaung – 17th century mural painting, Mingaba Gubyaukgyi – early 12th century mural paintings, Manuha and Nan Phayar – one of the two sand stone temples in Bagan, sunset from a temple’s terrace or optional horse cart ride among the temples during sunset. 
Lunch at hotel.
Puppet show and Dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight at your hotel.
 
Day 3: Bagan (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel. Optional sunrise view from a temple terrace. Morning walk along the temples avenue: from Mimalaung Kyaung to Pahtotharmyar, Nat Hlaung Kyaung, Ngekywe Nadaung, and Thetbinnyu temple – the highest temple  in Bagan, and Shwegugyi temple – famous for Bagan style Buddha Statue. Then continue to visit Nagayon temple – late 11th century standing Buddha Image protecting by Dragons, proceed to New Bagan to visit a lacquer ware workshop. Afternoon visit Dammayangi – the most massive temple, Dhamayarzaka – one of the few stupas with 5 entrances in Bagan, Minanthu village and its temples -  Phayar Thonezu and Nandamanya temple – 13th century finest mural paintings,  sunset view from a temple terrace or optional sunset boat trip on the Ayeyarwaddy River.
Lunch at a local restaurant located on the Ayeyarwaddy River bank.
Dinner at hotel.
Overnight at your hotel. 
 
Day 4: Bagan / Monywa (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning cross the Ayeyarwaddy River to drive to Pakkoku located at the western bank of the river and visit its market, Thiho Shin Pagoda, and Pakhan Gyi Monastery to see the beautiful wood work. Pakkoku is also famous as the second largest religious centre of Myanmar. After visit of Pakkoku, continue drive to Monywa through the upper Myanmar’s dried land. Visit Thanbuddhe Pagoda – the most colourful pagoda in Myanmar and the colossal reclining Buddha Image before check in your hotel.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Dinner at hotel
Overnight at your hotel in Monywa.  
 
Day 5:  Monywa / Mandalay (BLD)

Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive over the bridge on the Chintwin River to go and visit the Pho Win Taung and the sculpted Shwe Ba Cave where hundreds of old Buddha Images are enshrined. Drive back to Monywa to continue your journey to Sagaing, an ancient capital of Myanmar kingdom. At the entrance of Sagaing town, visit the Kaung Mu Daw Pagoda - the 17th century gigantic dome shape stupa, silver smith workshops and pottery making. Drive up to the Sunoo Ponya Shin Pagoda on the highest point of the hill to see the peaceful panoramic view of Sagaing Hill and Ayeyarwaddy River. Visit a nunnery to observe the nuns’ daily life. Continue to Mandalay.
Lunch at a local restaurant
Dinner at hotel.
Overnight at your hotel.
 
Day 6: Mandalay(BLD)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning visit  Shwenandaw monastery – masterpiece of 19th century woodcarving, Kuthodaw pagoda – enshrined 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures, Mahamuni Buddha Image – the most revered Image in Myanmar covered by 2cm thick of gold leaf, Shwe Inn Bin monastery – fine teak wood carving,  and gold leaf making workshop.  In the afternoon take a boat trip on the Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun, visit the unfinished massive pagoda of King Bodawphaya dated back to 18th century, 90 tons Mingun bell, and the Myatheindan Pagoda with its 7 circular terraces. Cruise back to Mandalay during sunset on the Ayeyarwaddy River.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Dinner at hotel.
Overnight at your hotel. 
 
Day 7: Madnalay / Pindaya (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning transfer to Amarapura an ancient capital of Myanmar Kings during 18th and early 19th century to have an extraordinary experience of Myanmar Theravada Buddhism in Mahagandayon Monastery where more than a thousand of monks live. Have a walk on the 200 years old U Bein Bridge built across the Taung Thaman lake with the support of hundreds of teak wood posts. Enjoy the local people picnic spot where tea shops are laid down under the shady big trees on the shore of the lake. From there transfer to the aiport for an afternoon flight to Heho. Continue your journey to Pindaya, a small town of Pa O tribe through the scenic Shan Plateau and the land of deep red soil. See the plantation of cabbage and potatoes along the road.
Lunch at a local restaurant
Dinner at hotel
Overnight at your hotel.
 
Day 8: Pindaya / Inle Lake (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning have a walk to the Sin Gaung village through the mist under the forest of hundreds years old Banyan trees. Drive up to Pindaya Cave where centuries old thousands of Buddha Images in different style are enshrined.  After visit proceed to Inle Lake in the early afternoon. Visit Shweyanpyay monastery and Shan prince’s palace in Nyaung Shwe.  Continue by boat to your hotel in Inle lake.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Dinner at hotel.
Overnight at your hotel. 
 
Day 9:  Inle Lake (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion on the lake:  one of the village’s market day, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the Intha floating villages, floating gardens of tomatoes and chilly, and their cottage industries – such as blacksmith, silversmith, cigar making, silk and lotus weaving, bamboo umbrella and paper making, etc, their traditional fishing technique, Nga Phe Chaung Monastery housing the most beautiful Shan style thrones and Buddha Images. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon. 
Lunch at a local restaurant during the visit.
Dinner at hotel
Overnight at your hotel.
 
Day 10: Inle Lake / Yangon (BLD)

Breakfast at hotel. In the morning by boat Inn Thein Village to visit the site of  hundreds of ruins stupa standing along the hill side. Proceed by boat along the canal to Nyaung Shwe village. Transfer to Heho airport for a late afternoon flight to Yangon. On arrival Yangon transfer to your hotel.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Dinner at hotel.
Overnight at your hotel in Yangon. 
 
Day 11: Yangon Departure  (BL)

Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit the spice market in Indian town, inter-connecting with the shop keepers who are eager to show you their numerous kinds of goods. From there walk ten minutes to the famous Bogyoke Aung San Market where one can find all kinds of everything from Myanmar exotic snack to precious Mogok Rubies, enjoy among the city people’s shopping. Continue visit to the Naga Glass factory where all the glass wares are made by hands.  Afternoon stroll around the bustling China town’s famous food shops and see the oldest Chinese temple in town before transfer to the airport for your international departure flight.
Lunch at a local restaurant. 
City /town

Hotel Category

  Superior Deluxe
Yangon Thamada (superior)

Kandawgyi Palace Hotel (superior)r)

Governor’s Residence (deluxe)

Inelake Paradise Nyaung Shwe (superior) Golden Island Cottages Inle Princess Resort (chalet)
Mandalay Emerald Land Inn (standard) Mandalay City Hotel (superior) Sedona Hotel (deluxe)
Popa Mount

 

Popa Mountain Resort (superior) Popa Mountain Resort (deluxe) Popa Mountain Resort (deluxe)
Bagan Mya Yi Nandar (Superior) Thande (deluxe) Thiripyitsaya Sakura (deluxe Garden View)
 
Price includes:
Price excludes:

§         Transfers and transportation by private A/C vehicle

§         Services as mentioned in the itinerary (Tours – Excursions – Entrance fees – Boats fare)

§         English or French or German speaking Guide throughout the tour 

§         Domestic flights and domestic airport taxes 

§         Accommodation with breakfast in twin sharing as per your choice

§         Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

§         Baggage handling in airports and hotels

§         1 foc  in twin sharing  room for every group of 15 paying adult, in single room over 30 paying adult.

§         Visa fees

§         International flights

§         International Airport Tax ( 10 US$ per person in Yangon )

§         Services not mentioned in the itinerary

§         Drinks, and personal expenses

 


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