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GBS Tour 10: Splendid Myanmar Tour
Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Bagan - Kalaw - Pindaya - Inlay - Yangon ( 16 Days / 15 Nights )
We present this program for those who love Myanmar hill
stations where you can observe local people and products
along this tour. Some 42 miles (67 km) northeast of Mandalay
lies the hill station of Maymyo (Pyin Oo Lwin), situated at
around 3,500 ft (roughly 1,100m) above sea-level. Because of
its pleasant cool climate (and strawberries) it served as a
summer resort for the British government in Burma. Of
principal interest are Maymyo’s vast Botanical Garden, laid
out by Sir Harcourt Buttler, governor of Burma, establish in
1914. Nestling in the heart of the pine – studed shan Hills
at ( 4,319 ft ) about ( 1,300 m ) above sea level is kalaw,
a former British hill- resort left lying with Colonial –
style houses. Hill- tribes people such as Pa-O, Palaung,
Danu, Taungyo can be visited from Kalaw.
Day – 1: Arrival Yangon
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Meet and greet our
experienced guide. Transfer to hotel. After refreshment,
sightseeing begins from Sule Pagoda – in the heart of the
city. We'll explore the downtown area, where the ghost of
the British Colonial influence still prevails From there we
will visit the (64m)long massive reclining Buddha at
Chaukhtagyi Paya.. We've scheduled a late afternoon visit to
most revered and most famous landmark, one of the World's
wonder " Shwedagon Pagoda " at dusk, as the Sun begins to
fall over the City. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day – 2: Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Kyaikhtiyo – known as
Golden Rock. It is 200 km north east of Yangon, 5 hour
drive. On the way visit Bago for its highlights: Kyaikpon
Pagoda – 4 Buddha Images, Shwe Thalyaung Pagoda and
Shwemawdaw Pagoda. Proceed to Kyaikhtyo. Arrive Kimpun based
camp and from there take open truck to drive up to Yahte’
camp. And then take trekking about 1 hour to the summit.
Along the way, you will pass through an array of village
vendors. (there is sedan chair service available as
surcharge US$ 20 per way per pax). The Panoramic view from
the pagoda platform is magnificent over Sittaung Valley.
Overnight at hotel.
Day – 3: : Kyaikhtiyo – Yangon by car
After breakfast at hotel, drive down to the based camp and
drive back to Yangon. On the way visit again Bago for its
weaving village and cheroot making cottage. And on the way
Yangon, visit Nats shrine, believed by the people of Myanmar
as highway Guardian. And visit World War II Cemetery at
Htaukyant. Overnight at Hotel.
Day – 4: Yangon – Mandalay by flight
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for the
domestic flight to Mandalay (schedule flight, 1 hr 30 min
flying from Yangon, 30 min from Nyaung U) . The City of
Mandalay took it name from the Mandalay Hill, which is
situated at the north east corner of the town. Founded and
built by King Mindon in ( AD 1856- 57 ). Arrive Tada U
Airport and direct excursion to Amarapura – the ancient
capital of Myanmar Kingdom. Visit Maha Gandha Yone, where
there are ( 700 to 800 ) monks residing permanently. They're
taught Dama, Buddhist Philosophy and U Bein Teak Bridge –
1.2 km long. Then drive to Sagaing and visit silver smith
cottage, Rattan Work – shop, Kaungmudaw or the Pumkin Pagoda
and Sagaing Hill. Drive to Mandalay and visit Maha Muni
Pagoda (the great Pagoda). Overnight at hotel.
Day – 5: : Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the jetty to take a boat
trip about 45minute up from Mandalay to Mingun. Visit Mingun
unfinished pagoda, Mingun Bell weighing ( 90.52 ) tons, Mya
Thein Dan Pagoda and the home for the aged. Return back to
Mandalay. Afternoon visit stone carving and wood carving,
Kuthodaw Pagoda and Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden palace).
Then watch lovely sunset from Mandalay Hill with Ayeyarwaddy
background view. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.
Day – 6: Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin by coach
Breakfast at hotel. Then drive straight to Maymyo, now Pyin
Oo Lwin, 67 km northeast of Mandalay lies the hill station
of Maymyo. situated at around ( 1.100 in ) above sea level.
Then your excursion for the morning begin from Maymyo
Colourful market. After that, a visit to Pwei - gauk
waterfalls-drive through Colonial buildings area , Chinese
Temple and lunch at one of the local eatery. Then in the
afternoon, we will all visit to Botanical Garden, laid out
by Sir Harcourt Butter, governor of Burma, established in
1914 and located just south of town. Overnight at one of the
hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Day – 7:: Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay by coach
Breakfast at hotel. You can do your sightseeing around the
city on a "pony-cart" horse drawn Carriage. Drive back to
Mandalay. Overnight at one of the hotel in Maymyo (Pyin Oo
Day – 8: Mandalay – Bagan by boatAfter breakfast, drive to Jetty to embark on Shwe Keinary Boat. The journey along Ayeyarwady river will take at least ( 12 ) hours. But views are really superb, with dotted stupas on both side of the river. bamboo-raft, fishing boats ceramics pots carried on bamboo-rafts. On top of all those things, the boat trip itself is full of fun. Will meet people from all over the world. Like Love boat. Arrive Bagan in the evening. Overnight at one of the hotel in Bagan.
Day –9: Bagan
Breakfast at hotel. Start whole day sightseeing of Bagan’s
most important temples and pagodas ranging from the temples
with the earliest wall paintings to the prototype pagoda the
influenced the designs of later Buddhist monuments. Starting
Bagan full day sightseeing with Nyaung Oo Local market where
you can observe ways of life among the colourful fresh
vegetables. Then pay a visit to the golden Shwezigon Pagoda
- built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a
religious shrine. And visit Thatbyinnyu Temple – the highest
building on the Bagan plain. The next object of interest
will be Kyansittha Umin ''Cave Temple''. Then we will
proceed to Htilo Minlo Pagoda - the largest temple of Bagan
– noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone
decorations. From there to Lacquer ware cottage to see how
the local craft men skillfully working stage by stage. After
lunch we will pay a visit to the most famous Ananda Temple -
King Kyansittha’s masterpiece and the crowning achievement
of the early style temple of architecture. Just before
sunset we will visit Shwesandaw Pagoda to enjoy the most
magnificent views over the plain with hundreds of Bagan's
temple. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.
Day – 10: Bagan – Kalaw by car
Early rise and transfer to Kalaw by car / coach, (air-conditioned). On the way drop by at Mt. Popa. About (80 km) southeast of Bagan. ( Popa is Sanskrik for flowers.) It was created from a violent volcanic eruption way back, in 442 BC to become the dwelling place of the ' Nats '. It is like a massive misplaced pillar, reaching to the height of 737 from the flat. Overnight at one the hotel in Kalaw.
Day – 11: Kalaw Trekking
free day. If clients wish to do trekking to near by tribal
villages, such as Palaung, Pa-O, and Danu. Golden Brothers &
Sisters Tours will arrange trekking guide and two types of
trek-(8) hours or (4) hours. Overnight at one of the hotel
Day – 12: Kalaw – Pindaya by cocah
breakfast, walk around Kalaw Colourful Market, and transfer
to Pindaya. Sightseeing inclusive of Pindaya Cave with
thousands of Buddha Images placed there by pilgrims over
many centuries and Umbrella workshop which is made from
pulp, stroll underneath the old Banyan trees which are said
over 200 years. Take fresh breath and photos. Overnight at
one of the hotel in Pindaya.
Day – 13: Pindaya – Inle by coach
After breakfast, drive to Nyaung Shwe and transfer to
hotel by boat to Inle Lake. Being located at the 900 meters
above sea level, Inle Lake is the second largest natural
lake in Myanmar with hazy blue mountains as backdrop. On the
way, should there be one of the once every five days market
day, we will drop by for " Kodak Moment ". Overnight at one
of the hotel in Nyaung Shwe.
Day – 14: Inle excursion
breakfast at hotel, your full day excursion on lake proper.
Highlights include. Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. Silk weaving,
cheroot factory, Black smith cottage. Canoe work – shop,
Silver Smith workshop and Floating Gardens. Photo stop at
Padaung Women-known as 'long – neck women '. Overnight at
hotel on the lake.
Day – 15: Inle – Heho - Yangon
breakfast at hotel, transfer to the Heho Airport for flight
back to Yangon. Arrive at Yangon Airport. On the way to the
hotel, visit the Lawka Chantha Abayalabha Muni Image carved
out of (500) tons Marble Rock. Then check in to the hotel.
The afternoon is devoted exclusively to shopping in the vast
and sprawling Scott Market, today known as Bogyoke Aung San
Market. The market is fill with Myanmar Souvenirs, from
lacquer ware to gems and jewelry ( which are available at
extremely discounted prices ). Stroll along the China Town
area and experience first hand its rustic market. Overnight
at hotel in Yangon
Day – 16: Departure Yangon
Breakfast at hotel and leisure till the flight time. Then, transfer to the airport for the departure flight to conclude this happy trip.
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