An outstanding tour covers all bests of Myanmar with active activities of active lovers such as trekking and cycling. The special Myanmar adventure holiday will be best for those travelers expecting to combine cultures discoveries with a bit challenge their physical health
Route: Yangon city tour – Lashio – Hsipaw trekking – Gokteik Viaduct – Mandalay – Bagan – Mt Popa – Inle lake sightseeing – cycling to Red Mountain – Kakku – Yangon
Day 01 – ARIVAL YANGON ( -/-/D)
Day 02 – YANGON CITY SIGHTSEEING (B/-/-)
Day 03 – YANGON – LASHIO – HSIPAW (FLIGHT) (B/-/-)
Day 04 – HSIPAW TREKKING (B/L/-)
Day 05 – HSIPAW – GOKTEIK VIADUCT – PYIN OO LWIN ( B/-/-)
Day 06- MONYWA – PO WIN TAUNG – MANDALAY (B/-/-)
Day 07 – MANDALAY – AMARAPURA – AVA – SAGAING (B/-/-)
Day 08 – MANDALAY – MINGUN TOUR – CITY SIGHTSEEING (B/-/-)
Day 09 – MANDALAY – BAGAN BY BOAT (B/-/-)
Day 10 – BAGAN BIKING TOUR (B/-/-)
Day 11 – BAGAN – MT POPA – BAGAN (B/-/-)
Day 12 – BAGAN LOCAL LIFE & TEMPLES (B/-/-)
Day 13 – BAGAN – INLE LAKE SIGHTSEEING – NYAUNG SHWE (FLIGHT) (B/-/-)
Day 14 – NYAUNG SHWE – INDEIN MARKET & RUINED TEMPLES – CYCLING TO RED MOUNTAIN (B/-/-)
Day 15 – NYAUNG SHWE – KAKKU – NYAUNG SHWE – FLY TO YANGON (B/-/-)
Day 16 – YANGON – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Arriving in Yangon, welcome by our HIT Indochina’s tour guide and transfer to hotel in city center.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
This morning enjoy a walk through “downtown” Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architecture from the British times, and high-rises built by more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city centre.
In the afternoon, visit the huge Reclining Buddha Statue at the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, followed by a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda – one of the world’s most spectacular monuments. You can enjoy the beautiful sunset at the pagoda and take the best photos. Return to the hotel for rest and free to discover the city at night.
Free time until transfer to airport for a flight to Lashio. Arriving in Lashio, transfer to Hsipaw (1,5 hours). Check in hotel and do some sightseeing in town, included a drive up to Thein Daung Pagoda for sunset view.
Take a pleasurable up-stream boat trip on Doathtawaddy River for an hour, and trek to a Shan monastery operating as a monastic primary school, where about four monks and 12 novices live. Continue our trek along the vegetables fields and forest for an hour and half to experience a scenic trek in the paddy and some vegetable fields to a shady waterfall on our way back.
After breakfast, transfer to train station for a train ride to Pyin Oo Lwin which across the Gokteik River Gorge, a stunning 7 mile descent followed by a steep 5-mile climb. A 100 year old railways bridge which our group already took a train ride is a fantastic view crossing the gorge. Upon arrival to Pyin Oo Lwin at around 4PM, check in at the hotel and relax.
Today, we start the exploring trip in (Pyin Oo Lwin) May Myo by air-conditioned car. You can visit sightseeing included Peik Chin Myaung Cave which is about 12 miles of Pyin Oo Lwin, near the Wetwun Village. This natural limestone cave features some dramatic cascades of stalactites and stalagmites with numerous Buddha Images carved by devotees. And Maha Ahnt Htoo Kan Tha Buddha Image (Pyae Chit Paya), Pway Kauk fall, The Chinese Temple, The Botanical Garden and the Market. After all, return to Mandalay and stay overnight at the Hotel.
This morning, drive to ancient capital of Amarapura, the city of Immortality for a visit to Bagaya Monastery with a famous collection of Buddha images; weaving industries, two-century old U-Bein teak bridge on the Taungtaman Lake and observe the lunch process of thousands of monks who take their last meal of the day at 10:00 am in total silence.
After lunch, drive to Ava, 30-minute to the south of Mandalay, was known in the west as the Kingdom of Ava. Stop by a tributary and cross it with a ferry. Travel by pony-cart around Ava to Nanmyint leaning tower which gives a birds’ eye view of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River; Bagaya wooden monastery; Aungmyaybonza Monastery made of brick and stucco. Though the Royal Palace has gone, the Pagodas, Temples and Monasteries still remain.
As we go south the city, we can consult with Sagaing Hill with its highlights: Buhhda university, Buddha Cave and viewing point the place which you can enjoy the panorama of Mandalay in sunset.
Start your sightseeing today with a boat ride upstream to Mingun, home to Uncomplete Wall, Sandamuni pagoda, Hsinbyume and Mingun ringing bell. Our local expert will be pleased to introduce you the life of people who live on the banks of Irrawaddy river. After lunch, we will discover the royal Mandalay vestiges and relics covering Mahamuni Image, Imperial Palace, Golden Palace Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda also known as the world biggest book. The highlight of this day is the panoramic sunset from the peak of Mandalay Hill. Free to discover the Mandalay night market. Overnight in Mandalay.
After breakfast, transfer to pier to take the ferry boat cruise to Bagan.
We will have full day on this type of transportation for view of the river banks of Irrawaddy River.
We will arrive in Bagan in the later afternoon. Free evening to have a look around and discover night market on your own.
After breakfast, cycling in Bagan. It is prepare to be astounded by Bagan, a grassy plain scattered with pagodas. A full day of cycling will take you to the city’s most fascinating sites, including the teeming Nyaung Oo Market, the glittering Shwezigon Pagoda, and the atmospheric cave temple of Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi. In the afternoon, cycling to Ananda Temple, Htilo Minlo Temple. Evening Sunset at Shwe Sandaw Pagoda to enjoy sunset. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan. (Cycling distance-35 km with flat sandy road).
This morning, we will be watching sunrise over Bagan (optional) and back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at hotel, we head to Mt. Popa about 48 km south east of Bagan. Mt. Popa, known as the abode of Nats (spirits) – a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honoured by some Myanmar people and the nat museum, which houses 37 life-size nat statues sculpted from teak. It’s time to climb for 777 steps to the summit. Proceed to Popa Mountain Resort ( 1hr drive ) for our lunch (in your account). The restaurant offer a great view to the Popa summit that stands straight from the central plain. After lunch, return drive back to Bagan. On the way back, enroute stop at village cottage industry to learn the regional product as well as to watch the collection of juice from the palm trees, and its conversion to brown sugar.
Spend this full day to explore the remainder of Bagan: Arts and Crafts Markets - where to enjoy Myanmar Culture Arts and Craftsmanship, Nandaminnya Pagoda, Minnanthu Monastery, Dhamayangyi Pagoda, Sulamuni Pogoda, Myin Ka Bar Village - where to observe the Lacquer Ware and Puppet Tapestry, Manuha Phaya temple - which was built by King Manuha - and other some famous temples. Take a sunset cruise on giant Irrawaddy river, before having dinner at a good local restaurant in your own account.
Morning transfer to airport for a flight to Heho. Arriving in Heho, welcome by our guide and transfer to hotel in Nyaung Shwe town. In the afternoon, we do sightseeing on Inle lake. Skimming along the waterways in a long-tail boat, catch a first glimpse of floating gardens, stilt houses, and fishermen propelling their skiffs with one leg wrapped around an oar. Visit the infamous Phaung Daw U Pagoda, which enshrines five Buddha images believed to have been carried to this area by the widely-traveled 12thcentury King Alaungsithu then Nga Phe Chaung Monastery or Jumping Cat Monastery in other words.
We then ride our boat to the Nampan and Innpawkhone villages. Here we get an ideal chance to see some traditional cigar making and silk weaving, and hopefully some local fishermen practicing their uniquely distinctive rowing technique.
After breakfast at the hotel, visit floating market which is a 5day rotation market most fascinating to watch the daily life of the minorities and their activities. Continue our excursion by motorized boat to Indein pagoda complex, in the south-west of the lake. The boat leaves the lake and enters a narrow canal with a beautiful natural environment to continue to a small Pa O tribe village. From the village, follow an old covered path to a 13th century monastery and the very impressive ruins of hundreds of ancient pagodas, some hidden in the vegetation. The main stupa-area on the top of the hill offers breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains and down to the valley and the lake in the far distance.
In the afternoon, we will have a warm-up bike ride from Nyaung Shwe to Red Mountain Vineyard which is one of the best local wines that purely distills in Myanmar. We can have a rest at the restaurant of the vineyard tasting the wines while having the panoramic view of the Inle Lake and surround area in sunset.
Our guide will pick you up at hotel for transfer to Kakku. The drive is spectacular, crossing over the railway line and through small villages inhabited to the Pa-Oh people. This area was closed to visitors for many years and even now only a few intrepid tourists make their way through here.
After two hours you'll arrive at Kakku. The first view of Kakku is breathtaking: there are more than 5200 individual stupas, some of which are 20 metres high, and several Buddha images scattered throughout. There are no clear facts about the history of the stupas but most date back to the 11th-13th century, the same period when Bagan was thriving. Wander throughout the temples, taking your time to enjoy the wonder and awe of this site and discover the intricate carvings and details on the structures. In addition to visiting the temples, your knowledgeable Pa-Oh guide will introduce you to the customs and lives of the people as you stop to visit nearby villages. On the way back to Inle Lake, you can visit the Htan Cave which is a small copy of Pindaya and Indein.
Transfer to airport for a late flight to Yangon. Arriving and overnight in Yangon.
Enjoy your last free to shopping at a local market. Our guide and driver will transfer to airport for departure flight. End of the services