MYA – T 11: MYANMAR GRAND TOUR, 16 days (S)

Yangon - Bago – Kyaiktiyo - Yangon - Heho - Inle Lake - Pindaya – Kalaw - Meikhtila – Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay - Bagan – Pyay – Yangon


Day 1              Yangon


Arrival at Yangon airport, meet on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Your journey begins with sightseeing in Yangon to visit Shwedagon Pagoda to watch the effects of the setting sun before transfer back to hotel.

Overnight in Yangon


Day 2              Yangon


After breakfast at the hotel, escort on an introductory tour of this colorful metropolis. First to visit Batatauang Pagoda’s circular treasure vault covered in a mosaic of mirrors and Ngadatkyi Paya - rarely-tourist monastery hosting a spectacular 5 story Buddha image.


Afternoon, visit the National Museum with several interesting exhibits such as the regal Lion Throne of the Last Burmese King, the gem-encrusted crown jewels of old Burma, a modern art gallery, wood and lacquer furnishings from everyday life. Next, our guide will take you to the Buddhist Art Museum where collected by begging bowls, palm leaf scriptures and wooden Buddha images since 18-20th century. Follow by visit Maha Wizaya Pagoda and Sule Pagoda - an excellent landmark of Yangon where a Sacred Hair Relic is enshrine.

Overnight in Yangon


Day 3              Yangon - Bago – Kyaiktiyo


After breakfast, transfer via Bago to Kyaiktiyo. Stopping at major Pagodas and Museum such as KanbawzaThadi Palace & Museum, Shwemawdaw Paya, Shwethal Yaung Buddha, Maha Kalyani Sima, Mahazedi Paya, Shwegogale Paya, Kyaik Pun Paya, if time permit visit ‘Mon’ weaving and handicraft village producing woven bamboo wares before transfer to the hotel in Kyaiktiyo.

Overnight in Kyaiktiyo


Day 4              Kyaiktiyo – Yangon


After breakfast, visit Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock) - is the location of the incredible balancing boulder stupa. The small stupa sits atop the Golden Rock - a massive, gold leafed boulder delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff at the top of Mount Kyaikto. Kyaiktiyo is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Myanmar.

In the mid afternoon return to Yangon.

Evening free time at leisure

Overnight in Yangon


Day 5              Yangon - Heho - Inle Lake


After early breakfast, transfer to the airport for domestic flight from Yangon to Heho. Upon arrival, process by road to Nyaung Shwe (25km – 1 hour) and excursion by boat on Inle Lake.

Overnight in Inle Lake


Day 6              Inle Lake - Pindaya – Kalaw


After breakfast, drive to Pindaya (90 km – 2 ½ hours) to visit Pindaya Caves - a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images and Shwe U Min Paya - the cluster of low stupas below the ridge near the Pindaya Caves. Afternoon, process to Kalaw

Overnight in Kalaw


Day 7              Kalaw - Meikhtila – Mandalay


After breakfast, transfer by vehicle from Kalaw to Meikhtila Journey west along Highway 4 past Thazi.  Afternoon, continue drive from Meikthila to Mandalay Journey north along Highway 1 past Kyaukse

Overnight in Mandalay


Day 8              Mandalay


After breakfast, process to visit Kuthodaw Paya - the world’s largest book made of marble. Sandamani Paya - a cluster of slender whitewashed stupas. The temple enshrines an iron image of the Buddha cast in 1802, Atumashi Kyaung, Mandalay Fort - an imposing walled palace compound constructed in 1857 with a channel from the Mandalay irrigation canal filling the moat and Mandalay Hill with breathtaking view over the city.

Overnight in Mandalay


Day 9              Mandalay


After breakfast at the hotel, excursion to Inwa (Ava) - a charming horse-drawn carriage will take you to the Nanmyin Watch Tower - the remains of the palace building call ”leaning tower” of Ava. Visit the Maha Aungmaye Bonzan Monastery - built of brick and stucco as well as the Bagaya Kyanun Monastery - famous for its ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. Then continue to Sagaing and Amarapura with numerous monasteries and pagoda, a retreat for Buddhist devotees, and visit 200-year-old U Bein teak bridge - built in 1782 at the time when Amanrapura was the Royal Capital before return to Mandalay

Overnight in Mandalay


Day 10            Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay


After breakfast, a scenic drive will take you to the former British hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo). The journey is across the plains, then up the twisting road into the hills. At the halfway mark one passes View Point, which has spectacular views. A delightful small town of colonial-style building, markets and botanical garden.


Afternoon, visit Pure cell Tower who offer an identical tower to Cape Town in South Africa, Church of the Immaculate Concertinos - a 100 year old church which features a large brick sanctuary with a bell tower and cruciform floor plan. The vaulted wooden ceiling and well-appointed interior is impressive and Japanese War Cemetery before drive back to Mandalay.

Overnight in Mandalay


Day 11            Mandalay – Bagan


After early breakfast, transfer to the jetty and board on the local boat from Mandalay to Bagan Journey south along the Irrawaddy River past the town of Pakokku. Most of the country's agriculture is centered along the floodplain of the Irrawaddy River, which flows south from its source in Kachin State.

Upon arrival in Bagan, transfer to the hotel. Evening free at leisure

Overnight in Bagan


Day 12            Bagan


After breakfast, start your day with a stroll through the colorful local market and continue the day with visits the most significant pagodas and temple of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda - built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine, Gubyaukhyi Temple at Wetkyi-Inn - the great colorful painting about the previous life of Buddha and the distinguished architecture make this temple an interesting site for a visit, Ananda Pahto - one of the finest, largest, best preserved and most revered of the Bagan temples. Gubyaukgyi Temple - a temple with superb murals of Jataka scenes, Manuha Temple - was built by King Manuha in 1059, it enshrines the unusual combination of 3 seated and one reclining image Buddha and visit Shwesandaw Paya to enjoy significant view over Bagan.

Overnight in Bagan


Day 13            Bagan

After early breakfast, excursion to Mount Popa: rising 737 meters from the flat surrounding Myingyan Plain, Mount Popa is said to be an extinct volcano last active 250,000 years ago. It is considered the abode of Myanmar' s most powerful nats and, as such, is the most important nat worship center in the country.


Afternoon, return to Bagan to visit Mahabodhi Temple -inspired by the Mahabodhi at Bodh Gaya in India, Dhamayangyi Temple, Sulamani Temple - this temple is one of the best examples of the later, more sophisticated temple styles, Nandamannya Temple - the mural paintings in the interior tell the story of the “Temptation of Mara”. Thatbyinnyu Temple - it is also called the “Omniscient” Temple and its enormous size makes it a classic example of Bagan’s middle period.

Overnight in Bagan


Day 14            Bagan – Pyay


After breakfast, transfer by vehicle from Bagan to Pyay (Prome) Journey on Highway 2 past Magwe and Taungdwingyi through the sprawling arid flood plain of the Irrawaddy River. Upon arrival Pyay, visit Shwesday Paya where the zidi purportedly contains a couple of Buddha hairs and visit Sehtatgyl “Big Ten-Storey” - an enormous seated Buddha figure rising up from the tree line.

Overnight in Pyay


Day 15            Pyay – Yangon


After breakfast, excursion to Shwedaung Paya - small town which contains two famous payas, one of which is the Shwedaung Paya, 'Paya of the Golden Spectacles' a reference to a large, white-faced sitting Buddha inside the main shrine which wears gold-plated glasses, first added to the image during the Konbaung era. Afternoon, drive from Pyay to Yangon.

Overnight in Yangon


Day 16            Yangon


After breakfast at the hotel and free time at leisure before transfer to the airport for departure



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Liberty Hotel 2-3*

Thamada Hotel 3*

Nikko Royal Lake Yangon 5*


Kyaiktiyo Hotel 2*

Golden Rock Hotel 2*

Golden Rock Hotel 2*

Inle Lake

Shwe Inn Tha Hotel 2-3*

Paradise Inle Resort 3*

Inle Lake View Resort 4*


New Shine Hotel 2*

Dream Villa Motel 2-3*

Hill Top Villa 3-4*


Treasure Hotel 2*

Mandalay Swan Hotel 3-4*

Mandalay Hill Resort (Formerly Novotel) 4-5*


Kaytumadi Dynasty 2*

Thazin Garden Hotel 3*

Thiripyitsaya Sakura Hotel 4*


Mingalar Garden Resort 2-3*

Mingalar Garden Resort 2-3*

Mingalar Garden Resort 2-3*


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