19-Days 18-Nights Unknown of Myanmar
|Yangon – Lashio by flight – Hsipaw
|Maymyo-Mandalay City Tours
|Mandalay to bagan by boat
|Pyay-Yangon (11:30 am) and fly to Sittwe -Mrauk U
|Mrauk U – Sittwe to Yangon by flight for international departure
Day 1 .Yangon Arrival
You will arrival at Yangon International Airport and our RMT guide welcome and arrival at Yangon. We have check in your hotel. Firstly, we will start favorable to have a sightseeing tours in Yangon, begin with an orientation tour of Yangon’s highlights, including Kandawgyi Park with its wonderful views and Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda where you will see a 70-meter reclining Buddha statue with magnificent 108 holy signatures on the feet . We will also visit Sule Pagoda and see old building at down town .Late this afternoon, you will be going to the famed Shwedagon Pagoda and take photographic memory in your mind the marvelous views of the Gold Plates glided stupa as the sun sets.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2. Yangon to Lasio by flight in the late morning and drive to Hsipaw
Breakfast at your Yangon Hotel and then check out to go to Yangon Domestic Airport for the flight to Lasio. On arrival to Lasio, drive to Hsipaw (only 72.2 km). Check in to your Hsipaw Hotel and evening a short walk aroung the town for the beauty of quiet town in Myanmar Shan Rual tradition style.
Overnight in Hsipaw.
Day 3. Hsipaw Excursion
After breakfast at Hotel, take 1 hour boat ride upstream river for nice scenery with the mountain, valley, fruit plantations along the river
Stop boat riding to take short trekking up the hill through fruit plantation for 45 minutes to visit old Tai (SHAN) monastery which is 150 yrs old, sitting alone in the forest
Pass through the plantations of pineapple, papaya, orange which are widely grown along the way to the monastery
Learn interesting thing at the monastery and return to the jetty, again boat ride to the river confluence at Which swimming is available on the individual wish.
On the way back of boat ride, go visit to a SHAN village which has typical houses with a small charming garden
Overnight in Hsipaw.
Day 4. HSIPAW – MAYMYO
After local breakfast, pickup to Kyauk Me train Station where you will take a train ride which leaves around 11:15 am to your planed destination. Get ready for the fantastic journey especially on the viaduct at around 12:30 Pm and Arrival time in Pyin Oo Lwin is around 4:30 Pm.
Overnight in Maymyo Hotel.
Day 5. MAYMYO ( Pyin Oo Lwin) – MANDALAY – CITY TOURS
After breakfast, you will be visiting the National Botanical Garden in Pyin Oo Lwin and then drive to Mandalay. Back in Mandalay, you will be taken to Mahamuni temple, the most important religious site of all upper Myanmar where Marvelous Buddha Image which was taken from Rakhine to Mandalay during the war between two nation at that time. Myanmar people believe that the Image was made at the time of Buddha and Buddha himself has put breath into the Image.If there’s time, continue to see the intricate wood-carved Golden Palace monastery: the pagoda where world biggest stone books of Buddha’s script present ”the Kuthodaw Pagoda”: the huge Kyaukdawgyi Marble image carved-out from a single block of stone: take a glance into King Mindon’s Mya-nan-san-kyaw Golden Palace site of Kaunbaung dynasty.
Overnight in Mandalay
Day 6. Mandalay –Mingun–Sagaing
Today, you will be visiting by car to Mingun: Sightseeing Mingun Bell. Patodawgyi, unfinished Massive Pagoda, and surrounding villages.
Proceed to Sagaing Hill – known as the center for meditation, Pottery Making village and Silver-smith workshops.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 7. MANDALAY TO BAGAN BY BOAT
Relax today and watch the rural heartland of the ‘Dry Zone’ of central Myanmar slowly drift by on the Ayeyarwady River boat journey to Bagan. We will pick you up and check you in to your hotel on arrival.
Overnight at Bagan.
Day 8, 9, 10, & 11. Ancient Bagan Memories
More than 2000 ancient buildings: temples, stupa and monasteries scattered over the Bagan Plain. What we suggest is to take a good look at Bagan Map and learn the nature of this ancient city. Listen to your RMT guide stories and history of Bagan, exploring ancient Bagan while looking the modern lives of Bagan local people.
In the stories of Bagan, many Myanmar traditions will be revealed. Bagan is the heart of Myanmar though it had last for only 200 years.
In the afternoon, catch a horse carriage nearby the Ananda Temple of King Kyan Sit Thar to wander among the ruins and temples of Bagan. Sunset at your choice: Pagoda or riverside.
(One day will be trip to Popa:
After breakfast today your air-conditioned car will bring you out of Bagan to the less-visited monasteries of Salay. Continue on to Mt Popa, the ‘Nat’ worship centre of Myanmar; the shrine atop a volcanic tower.)
Alternate opinion is to go for E-biking through temples and rural villages nearby Bagan to explore true Myanmar.
Overnight at Bagan.
Day 12. BAGAN –PYAY
After breakfast and check out from Bagan Hotel for trip to Pyay, about 343.7 km and about 5-6 hours drive from Old Bagan. In the evening, you will be visiting Pyay city, located North West of Yangon on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwady river. Pyay Sightseeing include visit Shwemyethman Pagoda (the huge bespectacled Buddha image) and Shwenattaung Pagoda for its panoramic view.
Over night at Pyay.
Day 13. SRIKATTRA Excursion
Bow Bow Gyi and Be Be Gyi pagoda. Proceed to visit Sriksetra, an archaeological site of the ancient Phyu capital (5th to 9th century) and Shwesantaw Pagoda to enjoy the sunset on the top of the hill.
Overnight in Pyay.
Day 14. Pyay to Yangon and then flight to Sittwe – Mrauk U
Today early departure from hotel and then drive to Yangon 279 km about 5 hours drive to check in timely for the Sittwe flight. Then proceed to Mrauk U by private boat or by car.
Overnight in Mrauk U.
Day 15 & 16. Mrauk U excursion
(Optional, very early trip to the view point for the morning misty view)After breakfast, to stroll at Mrauk U market. Touring around the ancient city of Mrauk U. The remnants of a 30 km long fortification can still be seen. City centre was the Royal Palace, of which, remaining is a square shape stonework but at the north of palace-place are numerous magnificent stupa of remarkable craft. Sightseeing Museum and Palace site.
Overnight at Mrauk U.
Day 17. Mrauk U- Mahamuni – Vesali (Wethali) excursion trip.
After breakfast visit to Wethali (Vesali), 6 miles to the north of MraukOo. The archaeological department reports that Vesali was a city belonging to the main period from 4th to 8th century which was confirmed by the findings of excavations at Vesali. The areas of the city is about 2.7 square miles and then see Vesali Su Taung Pyae (wish-granting) sand-stoned Buddha image (17 feet high) and old palace- site. Now this palace-site already turns to village.
Proceed to Da-nya-waddy City where there is replica of Maha Muni Buddha Image. Da-nya-waddy City is 16 miles north of Vesali and 21 miles north of MraukOo. The earliest old city in Rakhine (B.C 582 to 326 AD). In 1824, King Bodawpaya of Amarapura (Mandalay) occupied Rakhine and took away Maha Muni Buddha image as a trophy. Some believe the original Maha Muni Buddha image is presently at Mandalay, but one parallel argument is original statute was hidden from Amarapura troops, that it is presently the image of this old Da-nya-waddy City.
Overnight at Mrauk U.
Day 18. Mountainous Terrain & Tattooed Chins
Take a 5 miles rugged road drive to Nankyar jetty by car. From there to take a 5 miles up-stream boat trip to Kritchauung. It’s a mountainous terrain where rivers and streams of Rakhine land begin. Scenes are superb. Sin gay Village, another 5 miles up-stream, is one of scattered hamlets. Tattoo culture of these Southern Chin tribes is called Pa-Yea, facial tattoo, and they differ in patterns with tribes. Cruising on a meandering river in steep gorges is mesmerizing. It is a mild adventure destination. Return trip down-stream to Mrauk U.
Overnight at Mrauk U.
Day 19. Fly back to Yangon for international departure
Early morning trip back to Sittwe from Mrauk U and then check in to your afternoon flight to Yangon.
On arrival to Yangon domestic airport, you will be going to the check in at Yangon International Airport for the international departure.
- 3 stars Hotels stay 18 nights with breakfasts,
- Domestic Air fares,
- transfer and sightseeing with private cars and boats,
- local English Language Guides fees,
- Entrance fees
- Meals (lunch and Dinner),
- International flights,
- Drinks, tips and personal expenses,
- Visa fee for Myanmar,