Myanmar Overland: 20 Days /
Yangon -Pyay -Bagan -Mt. Popa -Mandalay - Mingun – Amarapura
–Sagaing – Ava - Monywa-Pyin Oo Lwin - Kalaw - Pindaya -Inle-
Taungoo- Bago- Kyaikhtiyo- Yangon
Day 01 Arrive Yangon (-/L/D)
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Welcome by our tour
guide. Transfer to Hotel. Yangon sightseeing tour includes
the old colonial style city center with the gilded Sule
Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years. Bogyoke (Scotts)
Market with hundreds of stores and of a gems shops. The tour
continue to Chaukhtatgyi, a huge reclining Buddha image,
extended visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most
spectacular religious monuments and the golden dome of
Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98meters above its base and is
covered with 60 tons of pure gold., will conclude the tour
of this picturesque garden city. Dine and overnight in
Day 02 Yangon – Pyay (B/L/D)
After breakfast drive to Pyay, sightseeing in Pyay includes
the Payagyi and Payama styled in influential Indian arts,
the Srikshetra, an old capital of Pyu Kingdom, flourished in
5th to 7th Century A.D. In the evening sightseeing to
Shwesandaw Pagoda and enjoy the sunset and panoramic view
over the surroundings from there. Dine and overnight in Pyay.
Day 03 Pyay – Bagan (B/L/D)
After breakfast drive to Bagan [350km – 9hours], arrive
Bagan and check in to hotel. Enjoy the sunset and panoramic
view the surroundings. Dine and overnight at hotel in Bagan.
Day 04 Bagan (B/L/D)
After breakfast, tour starts with the busy local market and
continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the most
important Pagodas and temples, such as Shwezigon Pagoda,
built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century, Kubyanuk
Gyi, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes, and
Ananda Temple with four huge standing Buddha images and
numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried
interior. Lunch is followed by a visit of a lacquer
craftsmen’s workshop in near by Myinkaba village. Continue
sightseeing to Manuha Temple, built in Mon Style in 1095,
Nanbaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument, said to have
been the palace of King Manuha and Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi
Temple,noted for its ancient mural paintings under the
protection of UNESCO. Proceed to Bupaya Pagoda or
Mingalazedi Stupa to watch sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy
River. Dine and overnight in Bagan.
Day 05 Bagan (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit the major temple and monuments of the
town, the local Nyaung U market, monasteries and caves then
stop at lacquer workshop to learn about the fascinating
technique of this art. Dine and overnight in Bagan.
Day 06 Bagan - Mt. Popa – Mandalay (B/L/D)
After breakfast, Drive to Mandalay, Sightseeing at Mt. Popa
on the way. Proceed to Mandalay. On arrival, check into your
hotel. Dine and overnight in Mandalay.
Day 07 Mandalay (B/L/D)
After breakfast, drive to Amarapura. Visit about 200 years
old U Bein's teak wood bridge. Then proceed to MAHAGANDARYON
MONASTERY where there are more than 1500 buddhist monks.
After breakfast drive to Mahamuni Buddha Image with its
spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold
leaves, Gold-leaf beating, Shwe Nandaw Kyaung or Golden
Palace Monastery - a superb example of a traditional wooden
building and Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world' s biggest
book, consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist
scriptures. Among the historical buildings craftsmen’s
workshop like Bronze casting, Marble stone carving, Kalaga
tapestries, should be seen. Sunset and panoramic view from
Mandalay Hill. Dine at a local restaurant and overnight in
Day 08 Mingun - Mandalay (B/L/D)
Morning transfer to boat jetty to visit Mingun Region. Take
a boat tp Mingun. Visit Pahtodawgyi unfinished huge pagoda
that was supposed to have 150m height. Then proceed to
Mingun Bell which has about 90 tons in weight and the
world's biggest bell among the ringing ones. Then continue
to Myatheindan Pagoda - the most beautiful arciheological
style. Then take a boat and back to Mandalay. Drive to Shwe
Inbin which is very magnificent traditional teak wood
monastery. Then observe the daily life of the local people
in the down town by visiting Zegyo Market, and river bank.
Dine at a local restaurant and overnight in Mandalay.
Day 09 Innwa [Ava] – Sagaing - Monywa (B/L/D)
After breakfast, excursion by road to the former Royal
Capital of Innwa [Ava], take a small boat for a few minutes
and visit Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, ruins of ancient
Ava Watch Tower, fort walls and brick causeway asnd Bargaya
Teak wood Monastery. Then proceed to Sagaing by driving over
1 kilometer long bridge across the Ayeyarwaddy River to
Sagaing Hills, with numerous Pagodas and monasteries and a
retreat for Buddhist devotees.. Then drive to Monywa for
about 3 hours and half. Dine and overnight in Monywa.
Day 10 Monywa (B/L/D)
After breakfast, cross the Chindwin river by ferry boat and
proceed by pickup or jeep [40 km - 1 hours] to Hpo Win Daung,
a system of impressive sandstone caves containing Buddha
statues, wood carvings and fine mural paintings mainly in
Innwa-style, some dating back to 15th century. Dozens of
large and small caves with about 450,000 images are hidden
in the area of the Hpo Win Hills. Then back to Monywa.
After lunch drive to Thanboddhay Pagoda; 8465 small stupas
are rising up to richly decorated central stupa, which is
reminding a bit of Borobudur in Java. Then proceed to
Boditahtaung and take a walk through the nearby banyan or Bo
tree together with the thousand Buddha images sitting at the
foot of each tree and enjoy the view from Aung Setkaya
Pagoda, standing 130 meter high on the Po Khaung hills. Then
drive back to Mandalay. Dine and overnight in Mandalay.
Day 11 Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin (B/L/D)
After breakfast, drive [80 km 2 hrs] on a scenic route to
the cool hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin [May Myo], with its
lovely lake and waterfalls, botanical garden and colonial
buildings. Visit to Peik Chin Myaung Caves, since ancient
times a Buddhist shrine and proceed to Pwe Kauk Waterfalls,
a favorite picnic spot for local people. Dine and overnight
in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Day 12 Pyin Oo Lwin – Kalaw (B/L/D)
Drive to Kalaw, Wandering around the town. Dine and
overnight in Kalaw.
Day 13 Kalaw Trekking (B/L/D)
After breakfast, trekking to Palaung Hills in Kalaw
surrounding area and visit the hill tribes’ villages in
their colourful costumes. Then, drive about 1:30 to the
small quiet town Pindaya enjoying the great scenic beauty of
the countryside along the road to Pindaya. Lunch and dinner
at the local restaurants. Then return to hotel and
overnight. [Trekking can normally be started early in the
morning so it is necessary for an overnight stay in Kalaw
before trekking. And closet tribal village would take at
least 2 hours to and for apart from visiting hours in the
Day 14 Kalaw - Pindaya (B/L/D)
The journey continues on a narrow, winding and bumpy road
through the Shan Hills. On a fresh and delightful hill
station, on the rim of the Shan Plateau, which is a market
center for ethnic minorities from surrounding regions. Visit
Pindaya caves, unique for the thousands of Buddha images
placed there by pilgrims over many centuries. Dine and
overnight in Pindaya.
Day 15 Pindaya – Inle (B/L/D)
Proceed by road to Nyaung Shwe [ 95 km ]. Arrive and
transfer to hotel for check- in. Dine and overnight in Inle.
Day 16 Inle Lake (B/L/D)
After breakfast, an excursion by boat on Inle Lake [ about
54 hrs ], to see the Intha-fishermen rowing with their legs,
Pagoda on artificial islands in the lake, floating gardens
and floating market [ on market's day only ], continue to
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, one of the main principle shrines in
Myanmar and dating back to the 18th century; the Nga Phe
Kyaung Monastery, famous for its jumping cats trained by
monks and the weaving village of Inpawkhon. Dine and
overnight in Inle.
Day 17 Inle – Taungoo (B/L/D)
Morning, drive to Taungoo. On the way, you may observe the
natural landscapes and the ways of life of rural areas. Dine
and overnight in Taungoo.
Day 18 Taungoo – Kyaikhtiyo (B/L/D)
Morning, drive to Kin Pun “base camp”. Continue to
Kyaikhtiyo the "Golden Rock", a huge bolder completely
covered by gold leaves and delicately balanced on the edge
of a cliff. From Kin Pun, we have to drive 11km to the
intermediate point. From the upper area, travelers must, at
present, walk the final stage, approximately 4km, up steep
paths, which ascend some 500 m to the Golden Rock. As four
porters can carry an easier alternative to walking, visitors
in sedan chairs, an extra cost have to be paid by the
clients themselves. On arrival, watch the beauty of sunset
or dawn at this important pilgrimage site. Dine and
overnight in Kyaikhtiyo.
Day 19 Kyaikhtiyo - Bago – Yangon (B/L/D)
After breakfast, return to Bago [110 km/8 hours].
Sightseeing includes the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, over a thousand
years old, its spire is even taller than Shwedagon Pagoda.
The 55m long reclining Shwe Thalyaung Reclining Buddha image
is among the country's most revered. Then, return to Yangon.
Dine and overnight in Yangon.
Day 20 Departure (B/-/-)
Time at leisure to pursue individual interests until your
transfer to the airport. Your guide will
pick you up the hotel and accompany you to the airport.
Departure from Yangon.