Truth Of Myanmar
Duration: 12 Days
Day 1 | Yangon
Mingalapar! As we say “Hello” in the Burmese Language. Welcome to Myanmar. After you landed at Yangon International Airport, we will take you to the hotel and check-in. In the evening, walk around the downtown area and learn about colonial buildings. Yangon became an economic government named Nay Pyi Taw is the capital city of Myanmar. In the evening, we will visit one of the most amazing pagodas called Shwe Dagon. After enjoying the nightlife of Shwe Dagon Pagoda, we will drive to the restaurant called House Of Memory where General Aung San used as Office during the British period. One night in Yangon.
Day 2 | Train To Bagan
Today we will have a long train ride to Bagan. Train to Bagan is slow and bumping, taking around 17 or 18 hours to cover more than 620 km of railway track. At the end of the ride to Bagan, you will feel tired but also you will also feel how amazing it was. One night on the train.
Day 3 | Train To Bagan
After a long day ride on a train, the train will arrive in Bagan around noon time. After that, we will drive straight to the hotel and check-in. Get some nap and relax. In the evening, we will be strolling around the downtown area and have traditional Myanmar food for dinner. One night in Bagan.
Day 4 | Bike around Temples
Get ready for Bagan! After breakfast, you will have a chance to try on an automatic electric bike( E-Bike as local people called) and explore around 2000 ancient temples and pagodas. Most of the temples were built between 11 and 13 centuries. Have lunch at the traditional Burmese restaurant. In the evening, we will watch the sunset on the top of the small hill since the government made laws for people not to watch the sunset on the top of the temples. One night in Bagan.
Day 5 | Side trip to the home of Spirit
Today, we will learn about animism at Mt.Poppa. In the early century in Bagan, people believed not only in animism but also in Theravada Buddhism. Mt.Poppa where you can learn about spirit and animism how people were scared about it in the olden day. Mt.Poppa is a dead volcano mountain and there are temples and monasteries on the top of the mountain. You can also see the 37 status of Nat on the foot of the mountain. After that, we will drive back to the hotel and eat dinner. One night in Bagan.
Day 6 | Road to Mandalay
Leave from the hotel and we will drive to the second largest city called Mandalay. Don’t fret! We will take a private bus to get there. Mandalay is also the former capital city of the Konbaung dynasty. Mandalay was founded by King Mindon in 1857 on the foot of Mandalay Hill. We will have lunch on the way to Mandalay. After driving around four hours, we will drive straight to the hotel and check-in. In the evening, we will be strolling near Ayeyarwaddy River where you can learn about ways of life. After that, we will watch the sunset on the top of Mandalay Hill. One night in Mandalay.
Day 7 | Touring around Mandalay
Start your day at the Burmese traditional tea shop and learn about behind the story of the Burmese tea shop during the military regime. After that, visit one of the most visited pagodas called the world’s largest book and visit the golden monastery. Have lunch at the traditional Burmese restaurant. In the evening, we will visit the second-longest teak bridge called U-Bein which was built in 18 centuries and watch the sunset. After that, we will have dinner at a little bit of Mandalay. One night in Mandalay.
Day 8 | Journey to the East
Leave central Myanmar and drive to the eastern part of Myanmar. Before we leave from Mandalay, we will stop by one of the most famous, very rigid and strict in I discipline monastery called Mahagandayone. There you will see the daily ritual of saffron-robed monks is getting in line to get offering food from people. We will have a chance to donate food for them to get good merit before we head to the long journey to Kalaw. Kalaw used to be a recreation hill town, during the British colonization. After a long day’s drive to Kalaw, we will check-in at the hotel and relax. In the evening, walking around downtown and have dinner. One night in Kalaw.
Day 9 | Trek to Inle Lake
Start your day by visiting one of the local markets and get a snack, water for a trek to Inle Lake. Along the trek pathway, you will have a chance to see all hill tribes and their welcome smiles and friendly faces. Have lunch at one of the local houses and start your journey again. One night in Homestay.
Day 10 | Inle Lake
Wake up and have breakfast at homestay before we start again for our journey to Inle Lake. After trekking for four hours, you will take a traditional Inthar long tail boat and drive straight to the hotel. Check-in and settle in your room. In the evening, you will get to treat traditional massage after a long day trek from Kalaw. You deserve it! After that, we will have dinner and back to the hotel. One night in Inle Lake.
Day 11 | Boat tour on Lake
Today, you will take a boat tour around Inle Lake. You will see the fishermen in action by catching fish their traditional way. You will also have a chance to see long leg houses on the lake and floating garden. In-Thar people are famous for standing and rowing boats with one stand leg by balancing the edge of the boat. We will visit the traditional weaving center, Paw Daw Oo Pagoda which is in the middle of the lake and over 100 years monastery. After touring around the lake, we will drive back to the hotel and get some rest. One night in Inle Lake.
Day 12 | Fly to Yangon
After breakfast, we will check out from the hotel and drive straight to the airport. Check-in at the hotel and settle in your room. In the evening, we will walk around Inya Lake and enjoy your last day in Yangon. One night in Yangon.
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- Entrance fee
- Guide Fee
- Accommodation Included
- Visa Fee
- Personal Expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Soft drink and alcohol
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