Classis Scenery of Myanmar with Ayeyarwady River Cruise

Daily Tour 12 Days / 11 Nights
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TRIP HIGHLIGHT 

 Explore 11 Days the amazing overland trip around Myanmar (Burma) combined Ayeyarwaddy river cruise with unique experiences. Firstly learn about the colonial buildings in Downtown Yangon and amazing golden Pagoda Shwedagon . Heading to thousands of ancient monuments in Old Bagan (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) and cruising on Ayeyarwaddy River by passing Yadabo and  Semikkhone villages . Approaching Sagaing and Mingun for Myanmar traditional cultural and experience the last Dynasty of Myanmar Kings, Mandalay. Final destination , Inle Lake in Shan State to explore the floating garden and witness the amazing leg rower’s style of Innthar villagers.

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<h3><strong>ITINERARY </strong></h3>
<p><strong>Tour Tittle           :</strong> Classic Scenery of Myanmar</p>
<p><strong>Tour Type            :</strong> Classic Tour</p>
<p><strong>Tour Duration   :</strong> 12 Days / 11 Nights</p>
<p><strong>Tour Coverage  :</strong> Yangon, Bagan, Tantgyi Taung – Yandapo, Mandalay, Inle Lake</p>
<p><strong>Tour Departure : </strong>Yangon</p>
<p><strong>Tour End            : </strong>Yangon</p>
<p><strong>Tour Code         : </strong>GO – 2003

Day 1: Yangon ( -/-/-)

Arrive Yangon, you will be welcomed and picking up and transfer to the Hotel. After check in at the Hotel,  visit the most magnificent and spectacular religious edifice, <strong>Shwedagon Pagoda</strong> before the sun set and enjoy the beauty stupa while it changes the shining of gold in different tones according to the radiant of the setting sun. Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon (B/-/-)

After Breakfast , start  Yangon city  centre are <strong>Sule Pagoda</strong>  ,<strong>Independence Monument</strong> , <strong>City Hall</strong> , and then <strong>walk Pansodan Road with old colonial buildings</strong> and will pick up the end of Pandodan Road . And then <strong>Bogyoke Aung San Market</strong> (Scott’s Market), where one can buy many items in one place. Bogyoke Market was built in British colonial times and has a colonial shape . In the evening , short visit to Kandawgyi Park and take photo at Karaweik Palace. Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.

Day 3: Yangon -Bagan (B/-/-)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Bagan in the morning. Arrive in Bagan and start exploring the busy <strong>Nyaung Oo market</strong>, <strong>the Shwezigon Pagoda</strong> and its magnificent golden Stupa, <strong>Wetkyi-in Gubyakgyi</strong>, a temple with murals paintings and the elegant <strong>Htiominlo temple</strong> noted for its fine plaster carvings. After Lunch, continue visit to <strong>Ananda</strong>, an architectural masterpiece of the early style temple with four impressive standing Buddha temple,.At the end of the day, we will take you to one of the spots for sunset<strong>.</strong>  Overnight stay at hotel in Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan – Yandabo-Semillhone [B/L/D /G-Cruise Guide] (By Cruise)

Check in to Amata Cruise at Nyaung Oo ‘ Taryarwaddy Jetty ‘around 8 am. Amata start cursing on upriver to Yandabo. We will visits Yandabo by foot in the late afternoon. Yandabo is one of the historical village of Myanmar where England and Burma was signed for treaty in 1826.Now a day Yandabo was famous by handmade clay pots. Then we cruises again on upriver to Semikkhone village stay overnight at sandbank.  Overnight on board.

DAY 5: Semikkhone -Ava-Sagaing [B/L/D /G-Cruise Guide] ( By Cruise)

Amata Cruise start cursing before breakfast on upriver to Ava. We will reach Ava after lunch and visits Bagayar wooden Monaestary, Yadanar Simee stupa,Watch Tower and Mae Nu Oak Kyuang by a horse-carte in Ava and we will visit Guitar making workshop ,U Min Tonesae,Soon Oo Ponnya Shin pagodas by a car in Sagaing. Then we will comes back to Amata at Sagaing. Stay overnight in the middle of the river near Sagaing. Overnight on board.

DAY 6: SAGAING-MANDALAY [B/-/-]

After breakfast at Hotel. Explore the busy and colorful <strong>Nyaung Oo market</strong>  where every day, the locals come to buy and sell fresh produce and other goods. Take a walk here to the local village where you will see the production of Pone-Yeh-Gyi  (soya bean paste) .</p>
<p>And then , start excursion to <strong>Mt. Popa</strong> by car ( one and half hour drive from Bagan , far 48 KM from Bagan ) , a slight trip from Bagan experiencing amid lovely hill and forest sceneries . Mt Popa is a place of great importance to the Burmese as they believe it is the home of 37 Nats, ancient Burmese animist spirits. Taking over 800 stairs to the top, rewarded with a fantastic view over the landscape is quite impressive.</p>
<p>After returning to the base of the shrine, begin the drive back to Bagan. After around 20-30 minutes, stop in <strong>“Shwe Hlaing” or “Pine”</strong> <strong>toddy palm tree shop</strong> .  The people here make their living producing various items from toddy palm trees. Observe traditional production of toddy palm from the collecting of the liquid to the creating of the drinks and sugars. Then enjoy lunch or tea leaf salads and snacks under the shade of the toddy palm trees tent.</p>
<h4>OR  Salay Excursion</h4>
<p>In the morning , start excursion  Salay, an old religious center, on way to Salay , stop at Chauk to enjoy the colorful local market which is rarely visited by tourists but is really nice to enjoy and just flow with the locals while taking photos. In Salay we will learn more about monastic life ccompanied by the local guide.  We will be walking 2hours  in the old city of</p>
<p>Amata Cruise start cruising before breakfast on upriver to Mandalay. After Breakfast check out from Amata Jetty near ‘ Tanhmoekyun ferry boat jetty ‘ in Mandalay.</p>
<p>Remark; Cruise Itinerary may subject to change upon water level and weather condition.</p>
<p>We will pick up on the Cruise on 9:30 AM.Drive to <strong>Amarapura</strong>, visit a bridge, called <strong>U Bein</strong> which belongs to 1782 recuperated from the waste of an abandoned palace totally in teak wood accredited to the achievement of the mayor U Bein.It is worthy to have a stroll up the hill enjoying panoramic views from different location.</p>
<p>Check in Hotel. Refreshment at Hotel. And then, proceed to the golden <strong>Maharmuni Pagoda ,</strong>one of the most famous landmarks of the city and learning stone curving near this quarter. We end the day by exploring to <strong>Mandalay Hill</strong>, a vantage point for a panoramic view of the city and a spectacular sunset view. Overnight stay at hotel in Mandalay.

Day 7: Mingun - Mandalay (B/-/-)

<strong>In the morning </strong>, explore<strong> Mingun Trip</strong>, It is located across majestic Ayeyarwaddy River approximately 12 kilometers north of Mandalay. <strong>Mya Thein Dan Pagoda and Mingun</strong> today hosts the world second largest ringing Bell of 90 tons in weight and unfinished pagoda to go with it. <strong>Mingun payagyi</strong> was dedicated to be the world largest monument however which today stood to be the world largest brick pile.</p>
<p>After Lunch (own account), visit <strong>,Shwe Nandaw Monastery (</strong>Golden Palace Monastery ) the most well known wooden monastery in the country, famous for its intricate carvings and the only surviving Royal Palace building in Mandalay, offering a glimpse of the original style and architecture of the Myanmar royals .It is the only original building from Mandalay Palace having miraculously survived the bombings of WWII. And then , <strong> Kuthodaw Pagoda (</strong>known as the biggest book in the world with hundreds of marble slabs inscribed with the entire Buddhist Canon. ) Overnight stay at hotel in Mandalay.

Day 8 : Mandalay - Inle Lake (B/-/-)

After Breakfast at Hotel, transfer Mandalay airport to fly to Heho. Upon arrival, welcome at Heho airport and transfer to Naung Shwe Jetty, our boat will waiting and transfer to hotel by boat.</p>
<p>Visit Inle lake ,<strong>Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda</strong>, the most venerable pagoda on the lake, which houses 05 images of Buddha completely gilded, <strong>Inn</strong> <strong>Paw Khon village</strong> to observes the <strong>silk weaving factory and  handicrafts</strong>, and And proceed to <strong>Ywamagyi Monestry, Kyaesarkone village</strong> which is <strong>fishing village</strong> and <strong>Floating Garden</strong> .</p>
<p>Overnight stay at hotel in Nyaung Shwe or Inle lake.

Day 9 :Cooking Class in Nyaung Shwe – Indein Village (B/L/-)

After breakfast, visit Inle five days  Maket  ,famous place in Inle Lake ,Nyaung Shwe to buy local freshy vegetables and fruits, direct meet and talk with local people and learn the unique way of life of the Intha People. After visit Inle Lake , enjoy the cooking class in Nyaung Shwe , experience of local food cooking and serve lunch with yourself cooked .</p>
<p>After lunch , visit  <strong>Indein villages</strong> where enjoy the green firms and  that you can see the streams and 1050 pagodas which were built 17<sup>th</sup> Century ago and explore to <strong>Bamboo villages</strong> .</p>
<p>And visit to<strong> Silver Workshop factory</strong>  at <strong>Ywama Village </strong>- <strong>long neck people(Pataung People</strong>) etc. And go back to Hotel and rest the Hotel and feel the beautiful Inle Lake. ( If want to walk the village , will send to the <strong>May Ni Gone Village </strong>in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Nyaung Shwe or Inle lake.</p>
<p>Amous for its floating villages and gardens and the unique way of life of the local Intha people, with their living communities based entirel

Day 10 : Inle Lake - Yangon (B/-/-)

After breakfast transfer to Heho for our flight back to Yangon . Welcome to Yangon again and transfer to Hotel. Visit <strong>National Museum</strong> , thus is a treasure chest of priceless stone inscriptions. documents. carvings. paintings and a host of other artifacts that testify to the ancient culture and civilization of the Myanmar people . Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.

Day 11: Yangon Departure (B/-/-)

Breakfast at the Hotel, enjoy a leisurely morning. You will be transferred back to the airport in time for your flight back home .

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INFORMATION

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Accommodation in Double/Twin sharing room with Daily Breakfast for 10 Nights
  • Three Domestic flights for Yangon-Bagan // Mandalay- Heho // Heho -Yangon
  • 3Days2Nights Bagan-Mandalay Cruise Trip – Twin Sharing Room with breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Private tours and transfers with air conditioned vehicle as specified in our itinerary
  • English speaking stationed guides (Different guide in each region)
  • Cooking Class with Lunch
  • All entrance fees, zone fees
  • Private Boat in Inle
  • Provide drinking water 2 bottles & Ice towel daily
  • Government taxes + services Charges
  • Luggage handling fees at airports

EXCLUDED SERVICES

  • International flight In/Out
  • Any kind of Visa ( Visa Fees :50 USD ) https://evisa.moip.gov.mm/
  • Personal expenses (soft drinks, beer, alcoholic drinks, camera fees, tips, etc.)
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner ), Drinks during meals , hotel extras and personal spending
  • Extra Tour services not mentioned in the Program & Invoice
  • Early Check in, late check out. Normal check in 2PM / Check out :12 :00 AM /noon
  • Travel Insurance & Tips & Gratuities

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