ETHNIC MINORITIES IN NORTHERN SHAN STATE

Yangon-Pindaya-Inle Lake-Kengtung-Mandalay-Cruise-Bagan–Yangon
Duration : 18 Days / 17 nights
Cruise : (6) nights & Tour : (12 days / 11) nights
"12 DAYS TOUR ITINERARY"

Day 1 : YANGON ARRIVAL

On arrive at Yangon International Airport, meet you and transfer to hotel. Afternoon, excursion to Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha and Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the wonders of the world and the most venerated Buddhist Monument in Myanmar, where one can see the lifestyle of Myanmar People. Strolling in downtown in the evening. Overnight in Yangon.

 
Day 2 : YANGON / KENGTUNG (BY FLIGHT)

Fly to Kengtung with private airline. Arrive Kyaing Tong in the late afternoon. All flights from Yangon to Kyaing Tong fly via Tachilake. Transfer to Hotel. Evening sightseeing – Mahamyat Muni Pagoda. Strolling around town and Sunset with landscape at the hill of a tree where 245 year old Ka-nyin (Diptero carpus) tree planted by King Alaungmintaya - the founder of Third Myanmar Empire. Overnight in New Kyaing Tong hotel.

 
Day 3 : KENGTUNG SIGHTSEEING

This morning will visit water Buffalo market and central market. You will have opportunity to see local tribe groups. Riding on car about 45 minutes and hiking to Pin Tauk areas and trek into lash and green forest with beautiful landscape view.

Lunch brake at Pin Tauk waterfall. Visiting Akha and Enn tribe villages about 4 hours for entire trip. The hiking is doing easy and slow. Return to hotel in the late afternoon and overnight.

 
Day 4 : KENGTUNG/ HEHO (BY FLIGHT) - HEHO – INLE (BY CAR)

Morning flight to Heho, the Shan State known for many colorful markets, scenery, country sides and especially its people, a mixture of tribal races. Drive from Heho Airport to Inle Lake. Overnight at lake side hotel.

 
Day 5 : INLE LAKE SIGHTSEEING ( BY BOAT )

Morning after breakfast, riding on a boat for lake sightseeing. Highlights are "well known scenic beauty and its unique leg rower Tour include Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda; Ngaphal Chaung typical Shan Monastery, wonderful floating gardens; native method of fishing ; traditional weaving villages; and village life in the lake. (Please note that the floating market is once every 5 days, but may vary according to the Buddhist Sabbath days). Drive to Pindaya, 100 km away from Inle Lake. On the way enjoy the scenic beauty along the country side. Overnight in Inle Lake.

 
Day 6 : INLE LAKE / PINDAYA (BY CAR)

In the morning excursion to Pindaya Cave, famous for its countless number of different styles Buddha images from different periods.

 
Day 7 : PINDAYA / HEHO AIRPORT (BY CAR)

Drive to Heho Airport and fly to Mandalay, the last capital of Myanmar Monarchs. Transfer to hotel and check-in. Leisure and overnight in Mandalay.

 
Day 8 : MANDALAY – EXCURSION TO AMARAPURA

Excursion to the Ancient Capital of Amarapura located 11 Kilometers south of Mandalay. Visit Mahagandayon monastery; 1.2 kilometer long U Bein Wooden Bridge and a silk-weaving factory. Afternoon visit Maha Muni Buddha Image and continue to Shwe Kyaung, a monastery once King Mindon’s royal palace apartment for meditation. At last, visit to Mandalay hill to enjoy the sunset from  Mandalay Hill, a vantage point for the panoramic view of Mandalay. Overnight in Mandalay.

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Day 8 : MANDALAY / PYINOOLWIN (MAYMYO) BY CAR

Pyin-Oo-Lwin is 67 km away from Mandalay. It is over 1000 meters above sea level and has a pleasantly cool weather all year round. Mandalay to PyinOoLwin will drive about an hour and half Sightseeing in the town.
The principal hill station and summer retreat of the colonial period. The 142-hectare Botanical Garden, Pwekauk Waterfalls, and Chinese Temple are to be visited and overnight in PyinOoLwin.

 
MANDALAY TO BAGAN CRUISE

Visit the old Capital of Sagaing, a retreat for Buddhist devotees with numerous pagodas and monasteries Transfer to the Sagaing Jetty to board the ship.

Embarkation time is 12.00 hrs (check-in time is 11:00). Welcome Cocktail in the Saloon. Lunch will be served at 13.00.

7 days cruise itinerary 

 
Day 9 : CRUISE – BAGAN

Bagan River Village, early in the morning, enjoy the sunrise near Bagan. Proceed downriver to Bagan. After breakfast (if time permits) we visit another typical river village. Passengers will disembark at Aye Yar jetty around 10.15 hrs.

Check in Hotel. Lunch. Afternoon visit Myinkabar Gubyaukkyi Temple, a typical Mon style temple; Manuha Temple, a captured king's impression of life in prison; Nanpaya Temple; an earliest masterpiece with its fine stone carvings; photo stop at Seinnyet Nyima Pagodas, a temple and a stupa with exquisite design and Mingalar zedi pagoda, on of the last ones built in pagan; sunset from a suitable temple or pagoda. Overnight in Bagan.

 
Day 10 : BAGAN
Morning sightseeing begins with a visit to the Nyaung Oo Market; next to Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; Wetkyee-in Gubyaukkyi Temple, with fine mural paintings of jataka scenes; Htilominlo Temple, noted for its plaster carvings and visit lacquerware factory before or after lunch. Late afternoon visit to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross; and Thanbinnnyu, the highest of Bagan Temples ; and Bu paya, a Pyu style pagoda on the brink of the majestic Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight in Bagan.
 
Day 11 : BAGAN/ YANGON (BY FLIGHT)

Breakfast at Hotel. Back to Yangon with morning flight . Afternoon visit Sule Paya, Yangon City centre and main market of Yangon. Overnight in Yangon or direct connection with the Thai Airways flight to Bangkok.

 
Day 12 : YANGON DEPARTURE

Transfer to airport for International Departure Flight. End of service.

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