13 Day Southern Classic Myanmar


(13 Days / 12 Nights)

Day 01: Yangon – Arrival

Upon arrival in Yangon, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Check in at hotel. Late afternoon sightseeing begins with 70mlong famous Chaukhtatkyi reclining Buddha and also the life style of Buddhist monks. Visit the city centre where you can see the old colonial buildings left by the British in the 18th century. The Shwedagon pagoda, one of the wonders of the world and the most venerated Buddhist monument in Myanmar, where you can see not only the architectural masterpiece but also the lifestyle of Myanmar people. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Yangon – Bagan (by flight +car) W9 – 06:30- 7:15 am

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport to take the morning flight to Bagan, the ancient capital and birth place of Myanmar culture. Morning sightseeing begins with Nyaung Oo Market where one can see the ways of life of the people, Shwezigon pagoda prototype of later Myanmar stupas. Wet-KyiIn Gubyaukgyi famous for its fine mural painting, Htilominlo temple noted for its plaster carving and Ananda temple, where one can see finest architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek-cross. Afternoon visit begins with lacquer ware workshop, Myinkabar Gubyaukgyi noted for its finest mural painting in Bagan and then beautiful sunset from a suitable temple. Dinner at local restaurant with marionette show. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Bagan – Mt Popa – Bagan (by car + boat)

Breakfast at Hotel. Excursion to Mt. Popa which is an oasis of Central Myanmar, a birth place of the spirit (Nat) from the top of the mount Popa visitors can enjoy the panoramic view and feed the semi tame monkey along the famous 777 stairways . On the way back to Bagan visit small Toddy Palm workshop .Retrun to Bagan .sunset by boat on the majestic Ayeyarwaddy river .Dinner at local restaurant .Overnight at hotel .

Suggestion :Before sunrise it is advisable do optional Balloon ride (320USD per pax with standard services / 380USD per pax with premium service)

Day 04: Bagan –Sagaing – Mandalay (by flight + by car) YH 917- 0745-0815

Early breakfast at hotel, transfer to the Airport to take the flight to Royal Mandalay, Arrive at Mandalay and visit sightseeing to ancient capitals sagaing (city of silver )famous for its dotted temples and pagodas and stupas .Visit sagaing hill. Afternoon visit to Thetkyarthadinunnery and at the end visit silver workshop . Drive back to Mandalay. Proceed the afternoon sightseeing at Mandalay, tour highlights are Shwekyaung monastery which was king Mindon’s residence famous forits wood carving masterpiece ,Kuthodaw pagoda (world’s largest book),and at the end beautiful panoramic view from the Mandalay hill .Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel .

Day 05: Mandalay – Mingun – Amarapura (by car + boat )

Breakfast at hotel, full day sightseeing begins with excursion to MINGUN by private boat which is situated on the bank of Ayarwaddy River, arrive at Mingun tour highlights are Settawya Pagoda with a marble foot print of Buddha, Pondawayaphaya, MingunPahtotawgyian enormous pile of bricks famous as a world largest unfinished pagoda, Mingun bell the largest bell in the world weighing 90 tons and at the end of the tour visit elegant Sinphyume Pagoda and its architecture masterpiece .After sightseeing back by boat to Mandalay.In the afternoon drive to Amarapura which is about 45 minutes drivean ancient capital of Myanmar date back to 17th century famous for its U Bein wooden bridge,we will take sampan boat ride at the bridge and at the end traditional style silk weaving factory. Dinner at local restaurant .Overnight at hotel .

Day 06:Mandalay – Heho – Inle (by flight + by boat )YH 918-0830-09:00

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Airport to fly to Heho in the Shan state. Arrive and transfer to NyaungShwe by car which takes about an hour drive. Arrive at Nyaungshwe and full day sightseeing begins by a private boat to PhaungDawOo Pagoda, floating gardens of tomatoes, leg rower, NgaphaeChaung monastery where one can see typical Shan monastery with ancient Buddha statues. Lunch at local restaurant on the lake. Afternoon visit traditional cheroot (cigars) and blacksmith workshop , Kaylar village on the way back to hotel visit umbrella and interesting Shan paper workshops at the central village Ywama. Dinner own account and Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07: Inle – Indein (full day sightseeing by boat)

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing begins with excursion to Intein pagoda complex where one can see beautiful bamboo forest and 1000 Shan pagodas from XVI century. Visit 5 days market if matches according to the lunar calendar, tradition fishing method. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon visit lotus weaving factory and remote villages on the lake. Return to hotel. Dinner own account. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Inle – Yangon – Golden Rock (by flight + car + truck) YH-918-0905-1015

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Heho Airport to fly back to Yangon. Arrive and transfer to Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo) which is situated in Mon state (southern part of Myanmar), 160 km away from YGN (3½ hrs) drive to the base camp. From the base camp take an open truck to Hermit Hill. Check in Hotel. From hotel about 5min walk to the Golden Rock. One of the most venerated pagodas by Buddhist people in Myanmar and famous for its miracle and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Golden Rock – Mawlamyaing (by car)

Breakfast at hotel. Check-out Hotel. Take a truck back to base camp Hermit Hill, proceed the trip to Mawlamyaing which is the third largest city in Myanmar. After 3 hour drive, check in Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing begins with Mahamuni pagoda, beautiful Sein Don monastery and First Baptist Church or Judson’ church and at the end of the day visit Kyaik Than Lan pagoda to see the Panoramic view of the city. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Mawlamyaing (full day sightseeing by car)

Breakfast at hotel. Morning sight-seeing begins with a visit to colorful market along the busy road on the river bank, enjoy the ride with old colonial wooden bus to the city center. And then take a boat to the Shampoo Island. Afternoon excursion to Pa-Auk Tawya monastery which is situated southern part of Mawlamyaing (9 miles away), the most famous meditation center in Myanmar where one can study well about monk’s and nuns life. Proceed to Win SeinTawya image the largest Buddha image in the world. Proceed to Thanbyu-zayat renowned for its death railway of WWII and “war cemetery of allied POWs”. Drive back to Hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Mawlamyaing –Hpa.an (by car )

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to the city of Hpa-an which is situated on the bank of Thanlwin river in Kayin State( 45 miles from Mawlamyaing). Tour highlights are Mount Zewgapin ,saddon Cave, KawtgonCave, famous for its beautiful buddha statues. Proceed to kokone cave and Bayinnyi Cave and hot spring. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 12: Hpa.an – Yangon (by car)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive back to Yangon, along the way enjoy taking photograph of the paddies field and rubber cultivation on the way visit the city of Bago which was an ancient capital of Myanmar in 15th century, tour highlights are the shwe maw daw pagoda, the shwethalyaung pagodas 55m longs ,and kyaink pun pagodas and in the end visit wwII cemetery where 27000 fallen soldiers are buried. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Yangon – Departure day

Breakfast at hotel. Time at leisure. Transfer to the airport to take the international flight. End of our services.

Services Included Services Excluded
  • Meals included as per mentioned in the itinerary ( 02lunches & 10dinners )
  • Accommodation as indicated ( twin / double sharing basis )
  • Welcome kit (traditional bags etc)
  • Domestic airfare for 4 sectors & domestic airport tax
  • Mineral water +snow towel are also provided during sightseeing.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing (Archeological sites et..)
  • English speaking guide at every city( different guide )
  • Insurance
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Beverages
  • International air fare
  • Personal expenses such as Camera fees, Tips etc.
  • Balloon over bagan price ( 320 usd with standard service and 380 with premium service )

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