16 Ds-15 Ns ( YANGON _ TWANTE _ MANDALAY _ MONYWA-BAGAN _ POPA _ KALAW _ PINDAYA _ INLE LAKE _ YANGON )

YANGON _ TWANTE _ MANDALAY _ MONYWA-BAGAN _ POPA _ KALAW _ PINDAYA _ INLE LAKE _ YANGON

16 Days/ 15 Nights

Day 1: Arrival Yangon

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Arrive at Yangon airport. He or she will welcome you or your group with welcome signboard. Then transfer to your hotel. Enjoy dinner with cultural show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant.

Day 2 : Yangon

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Visit to Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda), Mahar Parsana Cave, Chauk Htat Gyi
Pagoda, Kandawgyi Park. Continue to Botathaung Pagod, a famous Land-mark on Yangon's
waterfront. In the afternoon, visit to Bogyoke (Scott) Market, Enjoy sunset at Shwedagon
Pagoda, the 'heart' of Buddhist Myanmar.

Day 3 : Yangon – Kyaing Tong

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Fly to Kyaing tone. Arrive at Kyaing Tong Airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy lunch at hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy sight by foot, learn the Shan lacquer ware work and sunset from Mt Naungton.

Day 4 : Kyaing Tong – Pintauk – Kyaing Tong

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This morning, visit Central Market to see the colorful minorities of Northern Shan State. Then continue to Buffalo's market. Continue to Mount Pintauk about 12.5 mile from motel to start trekking to Ann tribal village. Then proceed to waterfall, and Lahu villages to study the daily life of the tribal people.

Day 5: Kyaing Tong – Hokyin Village – Kyaing Tong

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This morning, we are trekking to Hokyin village where Akhar tribal people live, trekking to Hokyin village. On our return stop at Baizin village to study the cottage industry of Kanbawza Shan People such as sword, knifes, and betel nut cutters.

Day 6 : Kyaing Tong – Heho – Inle Lake

kyaingtongFly to Heho. Arrive at Heho Airport and transfer from Heho airport to Nyaungshwe on the edge of Inle Lake and board your own local boat to take you to your hotel. If time allowed watch the fish catching, and floating garden.

Day 7: Inle Lake

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Enjoy your Inle Lake Boat Trip and you will see the lake's unique “Leg Rowers” . Visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Nga Phe Kyaung (Jumping Cat Monastery), wooden monastery on stilts over the lake. In the afternoon, leisure at hotel or enjoy another boat trip around the Lake Inle.

Day 8 : Inle Lake Trekking

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Trekking from Nanpan Village to Mine Khut, and Panpyin Village where the Pa O Tribal lives. Again continue to Tak Gyi, and Donthkhut village to view the Taungyoe tribal people. Proceed to Htine Village located on the peak of the mountain from where view the panorama of Lake Inle.

 

Day 9: Inle Lake – Pindaya

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Leave your hotel by boat to Nyaung Shwe. Drive to Pindaya. In the afternoon, visit Pindaya Caves, ensconced in limestone ridge overlooking the lake. Then visit some Local Houses where families produce Shan Paper and Parasols.

Day 10 : Pindaya – Kalaw

Visit to the market and watch the daily life of the Shan tribal people. Then drive to Kalaw and start trekking to Tayaw Palaung (Silver Palaung) village. View the tealeaf plantation, and Thanatphet of which is used for Burmese Cheroot. Visit new village, and drop at monastery.

Day 11 : Kalaw – Mandalay (overland)

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Drive to Mandalay. Breakfast at hotel. This morning enjoy your overland drive to Mandalay. Enjoy the unpredictable celebration such as novitciation ceremony, weeding ceremony held at the village en route.

Day 12: Mandalay

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Drive to Amarapura and visit U-Bein Bridge, Mahagandayon Monastery, Silk Weaving workshops, Mahamuni Pagoda, Marble Curving, Gold Leaf Beating workshops. In the afternoon, visit Shwenandaw Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda, Kyaukdawgyi Pagoda. Enjoy Sunset at Mandalay Hill.

Day 13: Mandalay – Bagan (Public Ferry Boat)

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Transfer to jetty to enjoy your boat trip along Majestic Ayeyawaddy. Arrive Bagan and transfer to your hotel. If time allowed watch the sunset from top of the one of Temples.

Day 14: Bagan

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Visit to Nyaung Local Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Gubyaukgyi Temple, Htilominlo.Continue to visit Ananda Temple, Nanpaya Temple, Manuha Pagoda, Myazedi Stupa, Gubyaukgyi Temple. Enjoy Sunset at Shwe Sandaw Pagoda (or) Buu Pagoda.

Day 15: Bagan – Yangon – Syriam – Yangnon

Fly to Yangon. In the afternoon, drive out of Yangon across the Yangon River by way of the Than Lyin Bridge, local market in Than Lyin (Syriam) and continue to Kyauk Tan a charming place with bustling streets lined with foodstalls and restaurants. Take a short rowing boat trip to see Ye-Le Pagoda, situated on a tiny island in the middle of the river, and guarded by two colourful ogres.

Day 16: Yangnon departure

Transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight.