14 Days / 13 Nights
Upon arrival to Yangon International Airport, welcome by our local guide and transfer to your hotel for check in. After that, visit downtown area to see Sule pagoda located in downtown Yangon, Yangon City Hall of Myanmar architectural design, High Court noted for its British colonial architecture including its clock tower and its red-bricked exterior and Mahabandoola Park and then continue to Botataung Pagoda is enshrined with the sacred hair of the Lord Buddha. Then visit Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda is famous for its huge image of Reclining Buddha, built in 1966 replacing the old image built in 1907. Early evening walk around China Town before visit to famous Shwedagon Pagoda, the massive bell-shaped golden spires plated with 60 tons of gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds, rupies, sapphires and topaz. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
After breakfast, fly to Heho and then drive to Pindaya. Travelling by car along the uphill and winding road over the Shan Plateau. After hotel check in, visit Pindaya cave is a huge cavern where hundreds and thousands of Buddha images in various size and shape are installed since the 11th Century (More than 8000 Buddha images carved in wood, stone, marble and bronze). And then visit traditional umbrella making and paper making home cottages Industries. Overnight at hotel in Pindaya.
After breakfast, drive to Kalaw. This was a popular hill station in the British days and it is still a peaceful and quiet place. At an altitude of 1320 m it is also pleasantly cool and a good place for hiking amid gnarled pines, bamboo groves and rugged mountain scene. Places of interest are Thein Taung Pagoda, Aung Chan Tha Pagoda, Su Taung Pyae Pagoda and the King Church. Overnight at hotel in Kalaw.
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Nyaung Shwe-Inle Jetty. And then visit Inle Lake by long tail Boat to Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, an attractive wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake at the end of the 1850s. Phaungdawoo Pagoda, one of the famous principal shrines in Myanmar. This pagoda houses five small Buddha images, which are much revered by the lake-dwellers. Then continue to Ywa Ma Village, the largest village on the Inlay Lake and where you can visit the goldsmith workshops, silk weaving cottage industries, observe the sculpture and umbrella industries. Overnight at hotel in Nyaung Shwe.
After breakfast, boat drive to Shwe Indein Pagoda complex, one of the small villages of Inle Lake located on the western bank of the Lake. It will take a 45 minute boat ride. The pagoda and hundreds of stupas built in the 8th century and rows of shops are famous. Mine Thauk floating Market, a large and bustling market where one can find a real local atmosphere with a variety of produce from the lake. Overnight at hotel in Nyaung Shwe.
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for flight to KyaingTong. Arrived Kyaing Tong airport and transferred to hotel. In the afternoon enjoy an orientation tour of Kyaing Tong, it is historic center for the state's Khun culture, surrounded by Wa, Shan, Akha and Lahu villages. It is a very pleasant town as it is built around a small Lake, NUNG TUNG LAKE and is dotted with ageing Buddhist temples and crumbling British colonial architecture.. Overnight at hotel in KyaingTong.
After breakfast at hotel, visit PinTauk village of KatTauk Area, hiking around to see Akha and Ann tribes Picnic lunch at PinTauk waterfall. Visit Wan-Kan village to see Sake' Wine brewing process, Wan-La village to see hand making of "Saa- pulp", Shan Paper Works. Overnight at hotel in KyaingTong
After breakfast at hotel, visit small town of Loi-Mwe, one hour drive from KyaingTong. Sightseeing Loi-Mwe environment small villages around. Overnight at hotel in KyaingTong.
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Mailar, former base camp of antigovernment ethnic group .Mailar-is a border town at the Chinese Border. Arrive there and start hiking for half an hour to visit an old monastery, a very beautiful one and very different from the others. One hour from there is another Loi village called Wan Seng Village. Enjoy picnic lunch. Return to Kyaing Tong. Overnight at hotel in KyaingTong.
After breakfast, transfer to airport for the flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival check into hotel and then visit Mahar Myat Muni Buddha Image the most ancient Buddha image casted in bronze in Myanmar, Shwenandaw monastery a significant masterpiece of the wood-carver’s art, Mandalay palace the first palace to be built in Mandalay by King Mindon. After lunch ,continue visit to Atumashi Monastery a huge grandiose structure surrounded by five graduated rectangular terraces, The Kuthodaw Pagoda or Maha Lawka Marazein Paya often called the world’s largest book and Kyauktawgyi Pagoda the pagoda of the “Great Marble Image”. Finish the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill, the natural watch-tower for the visitors to watch sunrise or sunset over the city plains. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.
After Breakfast at hotel and overland drive to Lasho, via Hsi Paw. Highlight for the day will be to cross the Gokteik Bridge, a structure of steel trestle construction for railway line began in 1901 by Pennsylvania and Maryland Bridge Construction and completed in 1913. The second highest bridge in the world of its kind is 2260 feet long and 320 feet high viaduct was built above a deep ragged stone rock valley. The Rock itself is 550 feet high above the small river that flows under the rock. Overnight at hotel in Hsi Paw.
After breakfast, visit the villages nearby. Tour highlights are: Bawgyo Paya- five miles west of Hsi Paw. Myauk Myo- Hsi Paw’s oldest neighbor-hood has a village-like atmosphere, two delightful old teak monasteries and a collection of ancient brick stupas known locally as Little Bagan. Sunset Hill- For sweeping views across the river and Hsi Paw, climb to Thein Daung Pagoda , also known as Nine Buddha Hill. Central Riverfront-Hsi Paw’s riverside produce market is most interesting before dawn when the road outside is jammed with hill-villagers (Shan, Palaung, Lisu) selling their wares. Overnight at hotel in Hsi Paw.
After breakfast drive to Lashio and transfer to the Lashio airport for flight back to Yangon. If time permit, visit to the Kaba-Aye Pagoda" the world peace pagoda", built shortly after the sixth Buddhist Synod 1954 to 1956 which held in nearby Mahapasana Hlainggu (cave). After that bring you to Bogyoke market formerly "Scott market", where you can get a wide range of Myanmar handicraft, jewelries, fabrics, lacquer wares and so on. Then visit to China town market and a colorful Chinese temple. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
After breakfast, transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure.
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