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GBS Tour 13: Best of Myanmar Tour
Yangon - Mandalay - - Amarapura - Sagaing - Mingun - Monywa – Pakokku - Bagan – Mt. Popa – Kalaw – Inle - Yangon ( 14 days / 3 nights )
This program is the best seller tour of us since we arrange with must places of our beautiful country where you can observe our way of people life and natural beauties.
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 – Mandalay by flight
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. On the way to the
hotel, visit Maha Muni Pagoda (the great Pagoda)
Gold beating, stone carving and bronze casting, wood carving
and tapestry cottages. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.
Day – 3: 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,
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 – 4: Mandalay – Monywa by coach
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Monywa through
(248 km, 4 hour drive) on the way visit silver smith
cottage, Rattan Work – shop, Kaungmudaw or the Pumkin
Pagoda. And Tour continues to Monywa located in the Valley
of Chindwin River and a pleasant destination for the
visitors. Sightseeing inclusive of Thanbode where a half
million of Buddha images exits. Bode Tahtaung where a
thousand of Bo trees or Banyan trees and a 300 foot long
reclining Buddha image would be visited. Overnight at hotel.
Day – 5: Monywa - Powin Taung - Monywa
After breakfast at hotel, cross Chindwin River and drive to Powin Taung and Shwe Ba Taung by local pick-up taxis. The
caves contain Buddhist statues, wood carvings and murals
dating to 17th and 18th centuries. Return to Monywa and
Day – 6: Monywa - Pakokku - Bagan
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to
Pakokku – famous for
cotton blanket. Visit local market, weaving industry, peanut
snacks making cottage. And then transfer to the jetty cruise
by charter private to Bagan situated in Central Myanmar, on
the east bank of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. Arrive at
Bagan in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Bagan.
Day – 7: Bagan
After refreshment, 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 – 8: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Kalaw by coach
Early morning breakfast at hotel. Then drive to
km, 8 hour drive). On the way visit Mt. Popa - (Popa is
Sanskrit for flower) 737m from the flat. It was created from
a violent volcanic eruption, way back in (442) Bc to become
the dwelling place of the Spirits. Arrive Kalaw in the
evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day – 9: Kalaw Trekking
Breakfast at hotel. Drive about ( 5 kilometer) to junction
of trekking route. Leave from car and climb down from small
mountain. Within (30 minutes) you may arrive to the Pine
trees forest. After walk under the Pine trees you may see
the cheroot leaf and Orange trees garden. Some of the
gardens have one or two houses, the people are Danu races.
From junction to Painnebin village you may walk about ( 2:00
hrs:). The village Painnebin is Palaung races village. The
village stay about ( 1300 meters ) sea level. So if you
close to the village, you must be climb up ( 50 ) slope
mountain, but that is not too must tired for you. The
village has a long house of old style Palaung races. The
long houses have six or eight Palaung famalies stay
together. Most of the houses are modernize, make by break
and block stones. All of the Palaung people plant cheroot
leaf and tea leaf garden. After lunch stay and rest one or
two hours, you may be come back to the junction of same way.
Drive back to the hotel and overnight.
Day – 10: Kalaw – Inle by coach
Breakfast at hotel. 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. 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 – 11: Indein Excursion
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to
Indein Village, located at
the western side of the lake. Passing Nyaung Ohak Monastery
and follow a stair path lined up with many hundreds o wooden
columns, you finally will reach the impressive Shwe Indein
Pagoda Complex. From the hillside you have great view over
the lake area. On the way back to the boat, walk through a
romantic bamboo forest at the riverside, where you may
observe local people having a bath. Overnight at Hotel.
Day – 12: Inle – Heho by car – Yangon by domestic flight
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the Heho Airport for
the flight back to Yangon (Domestic schedule flight,1 hr 20
min flying). 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 – 13: Yangon – Bago by coach
After breakfast, excursion trip to
Bago (80 km north of
Yangon, ± 2 hour drive). On our way to Bago, we will drop by
at Nats shrine, believed by the people of Myanmar as highway
Guardian. And visit World War II Cemetery at Htaukyant.
Arrive Bago and visit Kyaikpon Pagoda – 4 Buddha Images, Shwe Thalyaung Pagoda, Shwemawdaw Pagoda, weaving village
and cheroot making cottage. Then drive back to Yangon.
Overnight at one of the hotel in Yangon.
Day – 14: 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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