Discovery Tour (12 Days / 11 Nights)

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Overview

 Yangon - Inle Lake - Pindaya - Mandalay - Monywa - Pakokkhu - Bagan – (Bago) Yangon


Day 01
- Arrival  Yangon

Day 02 - Yangon to Heho by flight and Heho to Inle by car

Day 03 - Inle to Pindaya by car

Day 04 - Pindaya to Heho by car and Heho to Mandalay by flight

Day 05 - Mandalay-Mingun-Mandalay by boat

Day 06 - Mandalay-Amarapura-Sagaing-Mandalay by car  

Day 07 - Mandalay-Monywa by car

Day 08 - Monywa-Pakokhu-Bagan by car

Day 09 - Bagan

Day 10 - Monywa-Pakokhu-Bagan by car

Day 11 - Bagan-Yangon by flight and Excursion to Bago by car

Day 12 - Yangon Departure

Itinerary


Yangon - Inle Lake - Pindaya - Mandalay - Monywa - Pakokkhu - Bagan – (Bago) Yangon
(12 days / 11 nights)

Departure from Yangon: Daily
Private tour with escort guide

Day 01 : Yangon Arrival   (L,D)

discovery-tours-01Arrive at the Yangon International Airport, meet our assigned guide and transfer to Hotel. Check in Hotel. (If available)
Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
Afternoon, excursion to Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha  and  Shwe Dagon Pagoda, one of the wonders of the world and the most venerated Buddhist Monument in Myanmar, where one can see the lifestyle of Myanmar People.
Dinner at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 : Yangon-Heho: by flight / Heho-Inle: by car            (B,L,D)

discovery-tours-02Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to the airport for Heho, the Shan State known for its colourful markets, scenery, country sides and especially its people, a mixture of tribal races.
Lunch will be served at local restaurant en route.
Transfer from Heho airport to Inle lake.
Dinner at hotel and overnight at Hotel.

Day 03 : Inle-Pindaya: by car                            (B,L,D)

discovery-tours-03Breakfast at the hotel.

Breakfast at hotel.
Excursion  of the lake well known for its scenic beauty and its unique leg rower. Tour highlights include Phaung Daw Oo PagodaNgaphae Chaung typical  Shan Monastery of jumping cats; wonderful floating gardens; native method of fishing; traditional weaving villages; and village life in the lake.
Lunch in the lake. (Please note that the floating market is once every 5 days, but may vary according to the Buddhist Sabathdays.)
Transfer to Pindaya, 100 km away from Inle Lake. On the way enjoy the  scenic beauty along the country side.
Dinner at hotel and overnight in Hotel.

Day 04 : Pindaya-Heho: by car / Heho-Mandalay: by flight            (B,L,D)

discovery-tours-04Breakfast at hotel.
Visit Pindaya Cave, well known for its countless Buddha Images and Pindaya lake.
Lunch in a restaurant.
Afternoon, transfer to Heho Airport and proceed to Mandalay. Check in Hotel.
Dinner at hotel and overnight in Hotel.

Dinner at hotel and overnight in hotel.

Day 05 : Mandalay-Mingun-Mandalay: by boat                (B,L,D)

discovery-tours-05Breakfast at Hotel.
Morning excursion to Mingun, a village on the western bank of Ayeyarwaddy River.  Tour highlights include Settawya Pagoda with a marble foot print of Buddha; Pondawyapaya, nearby the river; Pahtodawgyi, an enormous pile of bricks is all that remains of King Bodawpaya's grandiose scheme; Mingun Bell, the world's largest ringing bell weighing  90 tons; Mingun Village; and Shinbume Pagoda, most attractive pagoda built in 1816 by King Bodawpaya's grandson in memory of one of his wives.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant en route.
After lunch, visit Maha Muni Buddha Image and handy crafts workshops such as making of gold leaves, woodcarvings, marble carvings etc. Then proceed to Shwe Kyaung, a monastery once King Mindon’s royal palace apartment for meditation, incomparable Atumashi monastery and ending up the day with Mandalay Hill, vantage point for the view of Mandalay.
Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 : Mandalay-Amarapura-Sagaing-Mandalay: by car            (B,L,D)

discovery-tours-06Breakfast at hotel.
Excursion to Ancient Capital Amarapura, 11 Kilometers south of Mandalay visiting Mahagandayon monastery; 1.2 kilometer long U Bein Wooden Bridge and visit silk-weaving factory.
Lunch in a restaurant.
Then visit Sagaing, a retreat for Buddhist devotees with numerous pagodas and monasteries. Return to Mandalay.
Dinner at hotel and overnight in Mandalay.

Day 07 : Mandalay-Monywa: by car                        (B,L,D)

discovery-tours-07Breakfast at hotel.
Morning transfer to Monywa (about 3&1/2hr drive) on  the  way, one can see the typical Myanmar Villages. Visit Than Bodhday Pagoda. Then cross Chindwin River to the other side of the bank to visit Po Win Taung Caves with ancient Buddha Images dating back to 16th to late 18th century.
Lunch will be served at local restaurant en route.
Return to  Monywa and check in hotel.
Dinner at hotel and overnight in the hotel.

Day : 08 Monywa-Pakokhu-Bagan: by car                    (B,L,D)

discovery-tours-08Breakfast at hotel.
Morning proceed to Pakokhu (about 3 &1/2hrs drive), through the scenery of Mid – Myanmar. Arrive Pakokhu and down to jetty to take a boat trip across mighty Irrawaddy River to Bagan. (about 2 to 3 hours)
Lunch will be served at local restaurant en route.
Arrive Bagan and check in Hotel.
Dinner at hotel and overnight in the hotel.

Day 09 : Bagan                                    (B,L,D)

discovery-tours-09Breakfast at hotel.
Bagan, the Ancient Capital and Birth place of Myanmar Culture. Morning sightseeing begins with visit to the Nyaung Oo Market; Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar satupas;  Wetkyi-in Gubyakkyi Temple, with fine mural paintings of jataka scenes; Htilominlo Temple, noted for its plaster carvings and visit lacquerware factory.
Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
Afternoon visit Myinkaba Gubyaukkyi Temple, a typical Mon style temple; Manuha Temple, a captured king's  impression of life in prison; Nanpaya Temple; an earliest masterpiece with its fine stone carvings; photo stop at Seinnyet Nyima Pagodas, a temple and a stupa with exquisite design and sunset from a suitable temple or pagoda.
Dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Hotel.

Day 10 : Monywa-Pakokhu-Bagan: by car                    (B,L,D)

discovery-tours-10Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning sightseeing in South East Bagan featuring 13th century temples; Nandamanya; Thambula and Lemyethna Temples, noted for their fine mural paintings of Mahayanist character.
Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross; and Thatbyinnyu, the highest of Bagan Temples; and Bypaya, a Pyu style pagoda on the brink of the majestic Ayeyarwaddy River.
Dinner at hotel and overnight in Hotel.

Day 11 : Bagan-Yangon: by flight / Excursion to Bago by car        (B,L,D)

discovery-tours-11Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to airport and return to Yangon. Arrive Yangon and proceed to Bago, the ancient capital of Mon Kingdom in 15th Century. Tour highlights Shwemawdaw, one of the venerabe pagodas in Myanmar; Shwethalyaung reclining Buddha and Kyaik Pun, four big images of Buddha.
Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
On the way visit Htautkyant War Cemetery of 2700 fallen soldiers and  Spirit House. Drive back to Yangon.
Dinner at hotel and overnight in the hotel.

Day 12 : Yangon Departure                            (B)

discovery-tours-12Breakfast at the Hotel.
Morning transfer to Yangon International Airport for the International Departure Flight.

Note: The above programme is subject to change with or without prior notice due to factors such as weather, domestic flight availability, road transport conditions and etc.

 

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