14 Day Myanmar Discovery

Yangon – Bago – Golden Rock – Mandalay – Innwa (Ava) – Bagan – Mt Popa – Heho – Kalaw – Pindaya Trekking – Inle lake / Yangon

(14 Days / 13 Nights)

All year round and can be tailored in accord with your travel plan

Day 1 – Yangon arrival and sightseeing (by car)

  • Arrive Yangon International Airport, welcomed by
    Beyond Myanmar representative and tour guide
  • Check into hotel
  • Afternoon tour of Yangon –
    • Karaweik Hall
    • Royal barge ride on the Royal Lake
    • Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda
    • Gilded 2,500 year old Sule Pagoda
    • Colonial style buildings surrounding Mahabandula Park
  • Stroll through China Town
    • Short visit to Tao Temple
  • Sunset viewing of golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Overnight at hotel in Yangon

Day 2 – Yangon / Bago / Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) (by car)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Drive to Kyaikhtiyo
  • Bago sightseeing on the way –
    • Kyat Khet Wine Monastery
  • Kanbawza Thardi Palace built by King Bayinnaung
  • Continue to Kyaikthiyo
    • Open truck ride along Kin Pun unmade road to …
    • Buddhist pilgrimage site Kyaiktiyo Pagoda
    • Built on top of legendary ‘Golden Rock‘
    • Light trek through bamboo forest
  • Overnight at the hotel in Kyaikhtiyo

Day 3 – Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) / Bago / Yangon (by car)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Morning activity –
    • Walk to small cave
    • Roadside shops, rare jungle items
  • Return to Yangon, on the way –
    • Old capital of the Mon people
    • Historical Shwemawdaw Pagoda
    • Shwethalyaung (reclining Buddha) Pagoda
    • Hilltop view of Bago from Hinthargone Pagoda
    • Handicrafts including Cheroot workshop, weaving factory in Mon village and Pottery sheds
    • Chinese Temple
  • Overnight at hotel in Yangon

Day 4 – Yangon / Mandalay / Amarapura (by flight and car)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Transfer to airport, flight to Mandalay
  • Arrive Mandalay, check into hotel
  • Excursion to Amarapura
    • Mahagandayon Monastery of Buddhist studies
    • U Bein teakwood footbridge across Taungthaman Lake
  • Sightseeing in Mandalay
    • Mahamuni Image
    • Handicrafts including tapestry making home cottage, marble carving workshop, gold-leaf beating workshop, silk weaving home cottage
    • Kyauktawgyi Pagoda with Buddha image carved from a single marble block
    • Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace) with exquisite wood carvings
    • Kuthodaw Pagodastone tablets of Buddhist scriptures
    • Sulamani Pagoda
    • The royal Mandalay Palace
  • Sunset and panoramic views from Mandalay Hill
  • Overnight at hotel in Mandalay

Day 5 – Mandalay / Mingun / Sagaing / Innwa (Ava) (by car, boat and horse cart)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Mingun by boat, along the Ayeyarwaddy River
  • The ruins of Mingun Pahtotawgyi
  • World renowned ringing Mingun Bell
  • Myatheintan Pagoda and surrounding village
  • Sagaing Hill, the centre for meditation
    • Hill sides dotted with pagodas and monasteries
    • The large, round Khaungmudaw Pagoda
    • Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, the central pagoda
    • Pottery village and silversmith workshop
  • Sunset from Sagaing Hill
  • Overnight at hotel in Mandalay

Day 6 – Mandalay and Bagan (by express boat and car)

  • Early morning breakfast at your hotel
  • Transfer to jetty, all day boat trip to Bagan on the Ayeyarwaddy River
  • Arrive Bagan late afternoon
  • Check in and overnight at hotel in agan.

Day 7 – Bagan full day sightseeing (by car)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Bagan sightseeing –
    • Shwezigon Pagoda and magnificent golden stupa
    • Htilominlo Temple with fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decoration
    • Gubyaukgyi Temple with superb mural paintings
    • Myinkaba Village to observe process of traditional lacquer ware
    • Architecturally impressive Ananda Temple
    • Thabinnyu Temple, tallest temple in Bagan
    • Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork
  • Sunset at the upper terrace of Shwesandaw Pagoda
  • Overnight at hotel in Bagan

Day 8 – Bagan / Mt.Popa / Kalaw (by car)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Drive to mountain resort of Kalaw including –
    • Mystical world of the ‘nats’ at Mt Popa
    • Climb Mt.Popa to view the surrounding area
  • Overnight at hotel in Kalaw

Day 9 – Kalaw and Pindaya (by car)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Drive to Pindaya including –
    • Pilgrimage site of the Pindaya Caves
    • Picturesque Pindaya lakes;
    • home based paper making and umbrella making
  • Overnight at hotel in Pindaya

Day 10 – Pindaya trekking (Overnight Trek)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Overnight trek –
    • From Pindaya
    • To hill tribe villages of Htut NiD, Si Kya Inn and Yasakyi.
  • Overnight at Yasaky Monastery

Day 11 – Pindaya Trekking and Inle Lake (by car and boat)

  • Breakfast at Yasaky Monastery
  • Trek down from Yasakyi
    • Through villages of Pinsein Pin, Htin Shu Kone and Taung Baw Gyi
    • Return to Pindaya
  • Drive to Inle Lake
  • Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake

Day 12 – Inle Lake sightseeing (by car and boat)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Drive to Inle Lake, check in to hotel
  • Sightseeing on Inle Lake
    • Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda (also called Jumping Cat’s Monastery)
    • Floating gardens
    • Unique Leg-rowers
    • Traditional Fishing method
    • Silk weaving
    • Stilt house villages on the lake
    • Blacksmith and silversmith workshop
  • Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake

Day 13 – Inle Lake / Heho / Yangon (by flight and car)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Transfer to Heho airport, flight to Yangon
  • Arrive Yangon, check in to hotel
  • Overnight at hotel in Yangon

Day 14: Yangon departure (by car)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Morning shopping at gems mart and handicraft shops
  • Visit to Bogyoke (Scott) Market for souvenirs
  • Transfer to airport for departure
Included in the price are –
  • Daily breakfast
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • All entrance fees
  • English speaking local Tour guide
  • Accommodation
  • Domestic air tickets in accord with itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing by car and boat as per your itinerary
Not include in the price are –
  • Meals (lunch and dinner)
  • Tips to guide and drivers
  • Visa and Travel Insurance

Above services shall be tailored in accord with your travel plan.

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