TOURS PROGRAMS | 23 MAY 16Tour Code PMT/AD – 001 Duration 13 days/ 12 nights Destinations Yangon – Bagan – Mindat – Kabpatlet – Bagan – Inle lake – Yangon Recommended Season November to March Trip Overview: In addition to visiting the “must-see” sights this holiday has been designed to offer a number of opportunities to meet local Burmese people through visits to local markets, rural countryside walks and a ride on a local train.
Tour HighlightsEnjoy a full day sightseeing in Yangon See the 70 metre long reclining Buddha Image Admire the most magnificent Shwedagon pagoda. Get up close and personal with the tattooed Chin tribes. Drive on rural tracks to untouched parts of the country. Climb Burma’s second highest mountain, Mount Victoria. Trek in the Shan hills around Inle Lake. Observe the colonial styled buildings in Yangon Visit picturesque Bogyoke Market Visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market Explore temples and visit craft shops Enjoy the sunset over the beautiful corner of Bagan.
Day 1: Yangon Arrival
You are warmly welcome to Myanmar, Golden Land! Upon arrival at the Yangon International Airport, you will be greeted by our Panoramic Myanmar representative, guide and transferred to your hotel On arrival you will be met by your driver and guide and transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Evening at your own leisure.
Day 2: Yangon Sightseeings
This morning you will be taken on a walking tour of colonial Rangoon visiting the former Post Office and Strand Hotel to name a few. Late afternoon your driver and guide will take you to visit the shimmering Shwedagon Pagoda as the sun sets, this will be followed by drinks on 19th Street – the perfect place to people watch in downtown Rangoon.
Day 3: Yangon – Bagan by morning flight
Early wakeup is a must to catch the flight to Bagan.Upon arrival to Bagan . morning sightseeing might include a visit to Nyaung Oo local Market to see rural lives . then the most impressive religious monuments will be first introduced to you with a visit to Shwezigon pagoda which is prototype of later Myanmar stupa since 11th century , Wetgyi Inn Gubyaukgyi with fine mural painting, Sulamuni temple for the beautiful plaster carving. Check in your hotel in the afternoon.Your guide will let you know all the different aspects, architectural styles, and history of each temple visited. After refreshing at your hotel, in the late afternoon, visit Nanphaya temple with sand stone, Manuha temple and Myingaba Gubyaukgyi temple with preserved early 12th century mural painting by UNESCO. Then enjoy the sunset from the ancient pagoda.
Day 4: Bagan sightseeings
Today you will have the t impression from the begining of the day from the Dhammarazaka pagoda for the panoramic view of old Bagan to see all the different pagodas & temples form the one spot. Then will explore the local village to see how their living life is and daily work and chatting with local people, participating in their daily life . Afterward learn how to make the Lacquerware which is the main regional products of Bagan. Afternoon the most highlight temple is the Ananda, the masterpiece is architecture with four standing Buddha images in the central core. If time permit, take horse carriage in the small dirt roads where you can get a different viewpoint of the ancient sites to get a real feeling of the desert landscape. This evening you can enjoy a small river cruise on the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River in the sunset time with Run sour. This will provide you with excellent views of the amazing archaeological sites in relax as well as all local people bathing and working along the riverside before sunset .
Day 5: Pagan – Mindat by four wheels jeep
After breakfast at hotel, about 5hrs drive to Mindat (4860 ft above sea leavel). Mindat is the administrative town for Southern Chin State. On the way, one can visit Pakokku which is a famous town, Kamma a small market town, Pauk – where we stop for lunch, Kyauk Htu, Kangyi where we can see very beautiful wooden houses. And then you will arrive at Mindat around 4pm. You take a rest for an hour and take a work in quite charming town. Dinner at Mindat. Stay at local guest-house..
Day 6: Mindat
Min dat and environs explore the Chin traditional and culture. Morning visit to the hill tribes villages such as Num Htaung village, Pan Au village. Visit to rare seen beautiful chin women with their amber beads and lilting songs, playing the nose flute. Observe their tradition and their ways of life. Overnight in Mindat.
Day 7: Mindat – Kanpetlet by land
Morning drive about 3 hours (69 km) to Kanpatlet, which is located on the zone of Natma Taung National Park. And then visit the village of Okkpho, Machaukai that can observe Moon Chin, Dai Chin and U Puu Chin with tattooing faces of women. Overnight in Kanpatlet
Day 8: Kanpetlet – Mt.Victoria – Kanpetlet
Morning transfer to base camp by car and then trek to the summit of Mount Victoria (3400 meter above sea level), on the way, pass the Natma Taung National Park and observing rare wild mammal, attractive 202 residential birds species including 5 endemic species. After then return back and drive to Kanpatlet. Overnight in Kanpatlet.
Day 9: Kanpetlet -Bagan
Leaving Kanpetlet you drive back down the Chin Mountain range in to the lowlands. The journey is pretty rough and bumpy throughout, around mid-afternoon you arrive in to Pagan and your accommodation for some pampering!
Day 10: Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake
After breakfast transfer to airport to catch the flight to Heho. Upon arrival to Heho airport, directly proceed to Inle lake which takes about 1 hour to reach to the Inle lake by driving through the lush green Shan Hill and fascinating landscapes along the road. On the way to Inle lake, stop by the traditional umbrella workshop to observe the way of making Shan paper and umbrella traditionally moreover one more stop by the most impressive wooden monastery with oval shaped window popularly known as Shweyan Pyay Monastery and then transfer to jetty to take a boat ride for excursion around Inle lake Visit floating gardens, floating villages, Nga Phe Chaung monastery, Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda – the most venerable pagoda on the lake, Inn Paw Khone hand weaving village, etc. Transfer to the hotel & check in. Overnight stay in Inle Lake.
Day 11: Inle Lake sightseeings – Shwe Inn Dein
After breakfast , morning excursion to Five day market to see hill tribes in their traditional costumes, all interesting activities of sellers and buyers at five day market.Then excursion to Shwe Inn Dain to the western off shore of the lake by boat along the canal. Shwe Inn Dain is treasure of historical heritage with the one thousand over pagodas on the small hill lock. After that lunch break,. Visit to Silk and Lotus weaving workshop and hand rolled cigar workshop before the sun is completely down then drive back to hotel. Over night stay in hotel in Inle lake
Day 12: Inle – Heho – Yangon by flight
This morning you will be transferred from your accommodation and taken to the airport for your flight to Yangon. In Yangon you have the afternoon at leisure for shopping and visiting some areas you may not have had chance to on your previous visit.
Day 13: Yangon departure
End of your memorable trip to Myanmar with Panoramic Myanmar Tours and see you off at Yangon International Airport but it is not the last trip of you and you will come back ever more.
Our Tailor-made suggestions for this itinerary:
Add in a few days of relaxation at the beaches of Ngapali or Ngwe Saung Take a balloon flight over the temples of Pagan at sunrise Incorporate some light trekking around Pindaya or Kalaw