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Yangon - Bagan - Mt.Poppa - Mandalay - Amarapura - Mingun - Sagaing - Ava (Innwa) - Yangon

(7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS)
Tour Code: MKS - 09

 

yangon-38Day 01: Yangon sightseeing & Bagan (by car & Express Night Bus)

Arrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by Minn Kyan Sitt Travels representative and our tour guide. Check in to hotel. Yangon sightseeing includes; . Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha, Kandawgyi Lake which is closed to the city center and is a good place for a walk. This lake is most attractive at sunset when the glittering Shwedagon is reflected in its calm water. And visit colonial style buildings surrounding  Mahabandula Park. Then drive to stroll through a narrow street of ChinaTown including the short visit to TaoTemple. Then, shortly before sunset, the 107 meters high golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda will glitter in the soft light of the early evening. In the evening transfer to Hi-way Bus Stop for Bagan by Express Night Bus. Overnight in Bus.
bagan-06Day 02: Bagan full day sightseeing (by car)

Early morning arrive at Bagan and check in to hotel. From the 11th to 13th centuries, when Bagan was the capital of Myanmar, the rulers constructed thousands of huge stupas and temples many of which are still standing today on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Your journey begins with a visit an elevated temple from where you will have a panoramic view of the magnificent plains of Bagan. Continue visit Shwezigon Pagoda and its magnificent golden stupa, Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sand stone decoration, Wet Gyi Inn Gubyaukgyi Temple, with superb mural paintings of jataka scenes. In the afternoon begin with a visit to a traditional lacquer ware where you can observe the production of one of Myanmar's best-known handicrafts. Continue to Ananda Temple and architectural masterpiece of the early- style temple with four impressive standing Buddha images. Thabinnyu Temple, the highest temple in Bagan, Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. Enjoy sunset over the site from the upper terrace of Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

popa-02Day 03: Bagan – Mt.Popa - Bagan sightseeing (by car)

After breakfast at hotel, start excursion to Mt. Popa by car; a slight trip from Bagan experiencing amid lovely hill and forest sceneries and it is a steep-sided volcanic peak dedicated to the legendary "Nat" spirits of Myanmar and just 48 kilometers from Bagan. Climbing to the summit takes about 45 minutes and you can visit the Mahagiri Shrine dedicated to the "Nats" (spirits) at the top where there is a wonderful panoramic view. And then back to Bagan. En route stop at Toddy Field to observe how to make Jaggery. Visit proceeds to Kyauk Padaung and associated areas to see village life and return to Bagan for sunset at Lawkananda Pagoda.  Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

mandalay-15Day 04: Bagan - Mandalay   (by car & Express Cruise)

Early morning breakfast at hotel, transfer to jetty. A whole day boat trip to Mandalay, while you can riding the activities on the mightly Ayeyarwaddy River, you will arrive in Mandalay on late afternoon. Check in and overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

 
mandalay-03Day 05: Mandalay - Amarapura  (by car)

After brerakfast at hotel, excursion to Amarapura; visit Mahaganyon Monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study and visit to U Bein Bridge. There you can take a walk over the world’s longest teakwood bridges. Continue drive to Mandalay visit to Maha Myat Muni Pagoda. The legendary pagoda is home to one of Myanmar's most revered Buddha Images which have been covered with so many layers of gold leaf over the years that they now have an almost lumpy surface. While in Mandalay you will have the opportunity to visit serveral workshops and learn about the city's traditional industries, such as Kalaga Tapestry production and wood carving which have remained unchanged of centuries. You'll also have the chance to make your own marionette (small puppet) at a local shop. You can choose the marionette's face, body and clothes to create your own unique souvenir.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda, nicknamed the "World's Biggest Book" because of the 729 stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures, before heading to the Shwenandaw Monstery, the only building of the Royal Palace built in the 19th century still standing and it's famous for its exquisite wooden carvings. To round off your day of sightseeing you'll then take a 45 minute walk up the 900 stairs to the top of Mandalay Hill as the sun begins to set – a walk commonly made by locals who often make a pilgrimage to the peak. By the time you reach the summit the sun will be putting on a show as it dips down behind the city-Mother Nature giving you a breathtaking moment to savor forever. Once the sun has dipped down beyound the horizon. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

sagaing-01Day 06: Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing – Ava (Innwa) - Yangon  (by boat, car, horse cart & flight)

After breakfast at hotel, depart from Mandalay on a private boat along the Ayeyarwaddy River to visit Mingun, a village on the west bank of the river. Visit in Mingun Pathotawgyi, the world renowned ringing Mingun Bell, Myatheintan Pagoda and surrounding villages.

Proceed to capitals of Sagaing, Ava. Firstly you'll cross the Ayeyarwaddy River to Sagaing; known as the religious center of Myanmar in the northwest of the country bordering India. Sagaing is home to over 3000 monks and 600 pagodas and you'll have the opportunity to meet some of these monks as you visit eminent pagodas like U Min Thone Sae and Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin. While in Sagaing you'll have the chance to spend time at a typical Burmese market, selling a range of goods including local handicrafts. You'll also stop at a pottery village to see the process of water pots being hand-crafted by expert tradesmen. After Sagaing you'll continue by private vehicle on to Ava, a former capital of the Burmese Kingdom from 1364 to 1841. Your Backyard Travel guide will then take you on a leisurely tour of the quaint streets by local horse cart, allowing you to experience everyday life in the countryside as you visit the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace and Fort. In the evening transfer to airport for flight back to Yangon.

yangon-39 Day 07: Yangon sightseeing & Departure   (by car)

Afreakfast at hotel, shopping at Bogyoke (or) Scott Market a famous shopping center to enjoy display of Myanmar handicraft (Note: Market is closed on Mondays and Public Holidays). And proceed to visit Kaba Aye (World peace) Pagoda, it was also known as the " World Peace Pagoda" and Mahapasana Cave, where the sixth Buddhist synod took place. On the way visit to Kyauktawgyi Pagoda also known as Lawka Chanthar Arbayar Labamuni Buddha Image at Minn Dhamma Hill, there is an Elephant house where the three white elephants are kept. And then transfer to Yangon International Airprot for Departure.
 

 

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