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Yangon-Golden Rock-Hpa An-Bagan-Mandalay-Pyin Oo Lwin-Inle Lake-Ngapali

Tour Summary

Duration: 15 Days/14 Nights

Tour Type: Leisure Tour

Destination: Yangon, Golden Rock, Hpa An, Bagan, Mandalay, Pyin Oo Lwin, Inle Lake, Ngapali Beach

Yangon-Golden Rock-Hpa An-Bagan-Mandalay-Pyin Oo Lwin-Inle Lake-Ngapali

Program Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Day at Yangon

On arrival at the Yangon International Airport, our company’s English speaking guide will pick up you with your name signboard in the international arrival hall and then transfer to the Hotel for check-in. Firstly, enjoy Yangon city tour including Shwedagon pagoda, a golden stupa, located in Yangon (also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and The Golden Pagoda). Moreover, have the chance to visit Sule pagoda, the landmark of Yangon down town area.

Another interesting place is Bogyoke Market   (Bogyoke Aung San Market) which is the most popular market of Yangon and Myanmar as well. Every foreigner keens to visit the market to buy  Myanmar Traditional Dress, Ruby, Sapphire, Jade, Gold, Silver, Paintings and various kinds of souvenirs which are famous for their quality ( Note: This market is closed every Monday). Afterward, return to the hotel and take leisure time. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 Yangon - Golden Rock

In the morning, pick up time is 6:00am and they will be collected from your hotel. Start drive to Kinbun base camp and arrive at there you will take by the Truck Car to the Moutain top. Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyoe) is one of the pilgrimage site in Mon State, is located at 90km from Bago. The pagoda is at 24ft built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by devotees.

It is the third most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Burma after the Shwedagon Pagoda and Mahamuni Pagoda. Golden Rock is believed to be enough of an inspiration for any person to turn to Buddhism. An original Buddha’s hair had been enshrined inside of the Golden Rock Pagoda. And one can see that those two rocks aren’t joining each other in human works or natural things. Nowadays, numerous Buddha religions around the world usually come and visit to Golden Rockd everydays and pray to the pagoda.

Stay overnight at the top of hotel.

Day 3 Golden Rock - Hpa An - Yangon

Have a breakfast at the hotel, climb down by truck and going to Hpa An (driving time is 2:30 and 134 km from Golden Rock). Interesting places are Mt Zwekabin, Lumbini Garden, Kaw Ka Thaung Cave, Yathe Pyan Cave, Kyauk Ka Latt pagoda. And come back to Yangon and stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 4 Yangon - Bagan

After breakfast at the Hotel, depart for Bagan by morning flight. Arrive at the Nyaung U airport and then transfer to hotel. Bagan was known as Pagan in the past. Start a visit to Nyaung-U local market, and continue to visit the most famous pagodas and temples including Shwezigon Pagoda built in 1102 AD. It began during the reign of King Anawrahta. Afterward, head to Gupyaukgyi Temple which stands close to the Mya Zedi Temple near the Minkaba Village.

This Mya Zedi Temple was built in AD.1113 by Prince Yaza Kumaya. And then, head to Htilominlo Temple built by King Nantaungmya in AD 1218. It is learnt that this temple is the last Myanmar style temple in Bagan. After visiting these pagodas, enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant (for own account). And then, visit an interesting lacquerware work shop to learn about the fascinating technique of this handicraft. Watch a beautiful sunset over Bagan from a Shwe San Daw Pagoda. Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Day 5

After breakfast at the Hotel, visit Manuha Temple built by King Manuha in 1059 A.D. It is said that only the reclining Buddha, in the act of entering Nibbana, has a smile on its face and showing that for Manuha only death was a release from his suffering. And then, visit Law Ka Nanda stupa built during the reign of King Anawrahta and Buu Paya. These Pagodas stands on the Ayeyarwaddy River that is why you can watch the sunset from these pagodas. And then, visit Sulamani Temple which was built by King Narapatisithu in A.D. 1183. It is similar to the Thatbyinnyu Temple.

Another tourist attraction is Dhammayangyi Temple which is the most massive structure in Bagan. This Temple was built by King Narathu AD (1167-70). This is one of the four most important monuments in ancient Bagan. Moreover, the most interesting fact about Bagan is where visitor can observe and learn about the changes of traditions and culture in different dynasties and interesting history of pagodas, which had been recorded on amazing murals of some pagodas and temples. This is not the end of what Bagan has to offer to visitors. To enjoy one of the most beautiful moment in a day, they can enjoy by watching sunset at Pyathadda Temple, riding bicycle and pony cart with ancient style. And then, return to the hotel.  Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 Bagan - Popa - Bagan

After breakfast at the Hotel,  going to Popa Mountain. Driving time is 1 hr around.

Arrive at the base of Mt Popa, you climb up to the top of mountain by stairways. You can see monkeys.

In evening, come back to Bagan. Having dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 7 Bagan - Mandalay ( Crusise Trip )

In the morning, you go to the shore. Embarkation time is 6:00 and arrival to Mandalay is 6:00 PM. Boat is Shwe Keinnery Boat. Lunch and breakfast are provided. This was fascinating view of Myanmar from the Irrawaddy. The journey on Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River lets you have a memorable experience.Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 Mandalay Sightseeing

After breakfast at the Hotel, visit Mahamuni Buddha Temple which is also known as Mahamuni Pagoda and Bayar Gyi. It is the most attractive one in Mandalay. The spectacular teak bridge of U Bein and the famous Mahagandayon Monastery are some of the major attractions in Amarapura. And also visit to the Silk Weaving Factory. Mandalay has been famous as a center of silk production for centuries, long clothing the kings of the various kingdoms of  Myanmar. And then, visit to Sagaing Hill, it is noted as a religious retreat and has over 400 Monasteries and Naunneries. Also head to the Kaunghmudaw pagoda which is about 10km away from Sagaing. At the nearby village of Ywa-taung, visitors can also view silversmiths making silverware by traditional methods. Continue to In-wa ( Ava ), an ancient city of Myanmar, for enjoying local culture and fascinating art of Maha Aung Myay Bon Zan Monastery ( Ok Kyaung ) and Bagaya Monastery. And then, transfer to Mandalay for hotel check-in and stay overnight.

Note: The exciting discovery cruises of Mandalay-Bagan (Downstream or Upstream) are offered between —-and —– to experience unforgettable river life and visit villages.

Day 9 Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay

After breakfast at the Hotel, drive to Pyin Oo Lwin (4 hrs driving). Pyin Oo Lwin is also well known for its colonial style houses with large compound and pine trees, unique horse carriages in town. Knitted sweaters, wines, Strawberry jams and various fresh fruits are popular products of Pyin Oo Lwin. Arrive Pyin Oo Lwin and visit Maha Ant Htoo Kan Thar Pagoda, Peik Chin Myaung Cave or Maha Nandamu Cave, National Kandawgyi Gardens (The garden has many collection of flora, including foreign species, orchids of various species in orchid garden, dahlia gardens, rose gardens, many exotic fruits and shady trees).

In evening, come back to Mandalay and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 Mandalay - Inle Lake

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Heho by flight. Arriving at the Heho Airport, guide will be picked up by a car to Pindaya Cave. Pindaya cave is a huge cavern where hundreds and thousands of Buddha images in various size and shape are installed since the 11th century. Huge monastery compounds with numerous pagodas and temples in different stages of dilapidation are much respected by such ethnic groups as the Shans.

Danus and Paos living in the environs of Pindaya. You climb up for the 200 steps up the covered stairway leading to the cave entrance and for exploring the huge meandering maze made up of numerous caves. The caves are supposed to be 200.00 million years old and since ancient times they have been places of worship and veneration with 8.094 Buddha images made from various materials like teak wood. marble. alabaster. brick. cement and lacquer. and all enshrined in the nooks and corners of the winding caverns. At the entrance to the main cave there is a pagoda 50 feet in height. This pagoda is called Shwe U-min Hpaya or the Golden Cave pagoda.

After that go to Nyaung Shwe Jetty and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 11 Inle Lake Sighseeing

After breakfast at the hotel, start sightseeing around  Inle Lake. Enjoy incredible sightseeing of Inle lake which is 22km long. Not only can you observe fascinating indigenous culture, floating gardens and floating houses of local dwellers in nearby villages but also you can meet friendly local ethnic communities and Intha people who are famous for their leg rowing. If you are lucky, you can grip the great opportunity there to enjoy amazing experience of floating market that rotates among five locations every five days. Proceed to visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. This pagoda festival is one of the largest Buddhist festivals in Myanmar. It is held in between September and October. And then, head to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery (Jumping Cat Monastery ) and view beautiful local handicraft ( silk weaving & silver smith and black smith ). Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 12 Inle Lake - Ngapali

Having breakfast at your hotel and fly to Thandwe (Ngapali). Arrive Thandwe Airport, transfer to your hotel and check in hotel. In evening, relax at your hotel.

Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 Ngapali Beach

Having breakfast at your hotel and relax at beach.

Day 14 Ngapali Beach

Ngapali (Thandwe) – Yangon

Day 15 Ngapali (Thandwe) - Yangon

Having breakfast at your hotel and fly to Yangon. Arrive Yangon international airport, transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.

Service Inclusion

  • FLIGHT (RGN-NYU) (MDL-HEH-SNW-RGN)
  • 4*HOTEL ( YANGON-PARK ROYAL HOTEL, DELUXE ROOM) 3Nights for 7rooms

That hotel is best one in Golden rock(GOLDEN ROCK –MOUNTAIN TOP HOTEL, DELUXE ROOM) 1Night for 7rooms. Including

(BAGAN- AYE YAR RIVER VIEW HOTEL, GRAND DELUXE ROOM) 3Nights for 7 rooms

(MANDALAY- SHWE PYI THAR HOTEL, CORNER SUITE ROOM) 3Nights for 7 rooms

(HEHO- NOVOTEL INLE HOTEL, JUNIOR SUITE ROOM) 2Nights for 7rooms

(NGAPALI BEACH) THANDE BEACH HOTEL, Thande Parital Sea View) 3Nights for 7rooms

  • PRIVATE CAR with Air-condition
  • Professional English Speaking Guide (not included for Ngapali Beach)
  • Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ) Restaurant are Padonmar (or) Green elephant or something like that). In Ngapali Beach are only Hotel restaurant but not including Lobster J)
  • CRUISE ( Bagan to Mandalay)
  • BOAT ( Inle Sightseeing)

Service Exclusion

  • Entrance fees
  • Alcohol and soft drink
  • Other expenses
  • Extra Kilos
  • Extra trip