Million of Buddha with Golden Rock

Tour Program Name
Million of Buddha with Golden Rock
Duration
14 nights / 15 days
Cover Area
Yangon, Golden Rock, Inlay Lake, Bagan, Monywa, Mandalay,Pyin Oo Lwin
Availability
All year round

Day 1: Yangon

Arrival to Yangon international airport. Transfer to hotel and free. Overnight at Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon

Morning breakfast at the hotel visit Yangon.  Yangon is the most important commercial city in Myanmar. Stroll around India quarter from Sule pagoda to Theingyi market through Strand road to Mago road pass Synagoue and visit morning vegetable market which is beside Theingyi marker where one can see Myanmar daily food, snack and sweet that you can not find at elegant restaurant. Then visit Sule pagoda,  Bogyoke market which is the most popular shopping center in Yanogn, Nanthida port to take ferry boat which cross Yangon river that join between Yanogn and Dala, by taking ferry boat for 15 minutes one can realize about Myanmar transportation system and real life of urban people near by big Yangon city, stroll around Kandawgyi park and finally visit Shwedagon pagoda that is the most venerable pagoda in Myanmar. Overnight at Yangon.

Day 3:    Yangon – Kyaik Hti Yoe

Morning breakfast at the hotel and drive to Kyaik Hti Yoe (about4 hours). When you arrived to the base of the mountain (Kin Pun camp) leaves your car and baggage and takes   track (public transportation) for one hour and arrive to the top of the mountain. All truck go to the top of  Mountain. Then excursion to Golden Rock, which is one of the three important places in Myanmar. Overnight at Golden Rock Mountain.

Public truck with local travelers
You are going to sleep one night on Golden Rock Mountain. You need to prepare small bag for one night stop. Big luggage can leave at hotel in Yangon.

Day 4:   Kyaik Hti Yoe – Bago – Yangon

Morning breakfast at the hotel and go down to the base of the mountain as the same way and take your car and drive back to Bago. On the way visit Rubber plantation to observe how local people produce Rubber sub  from Rubber tree. Visit fishermen village where they produce dry fish and salty fish. Upon arrival to Bago visit Shwe Maw Daw pagoda that is the highest stupa in Myanmar, 56m long reclining Buddha, Kyaik Pun pagoda with 4 sitting Buddha images, Kyat Kha Wine monastery. Then drive back to Yangon and overnight at Yangon.

Day 5: Yangon – Heho- Pindaya-Nyaung Shwe-Inlay Lake

Morning breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport and fly to Heho. Upon arrival to Heho drive to Pindaya (one and half hour from short way), on the way to Pindaya, enjoy beautiful landscape and one can stop at the village of Pao/Danu tribe. Visit Pindaya every five days market, Pindaya cave: collection of 8000 Buddha, umbrella workshop by using bamboo and paper from bark of marbery tree. Then drive to Nyaung Shwe (about two and half hours).  Upon arrival to Nyaung Shwe, transfer to hotel and check in at hotel. Overnight at Inlay Lake.

Day 6: Inlay Lake

Full day visit Inlay lake: visit, floating villages, Phaung Daw Oo pagoda: the most venerable temple on the lake with 5 Buddha images, silk and lotus weaving, Ngaphechaung monastery, floating garden, enjoy canoe ride at  one of the villages on the lake, visit Sigar workshop, visit one of the villages on the lake  in which one can see different kinds of snack making. Overnight at Inlay.

Day 7: Inlay- Nyaung Shwe-Heho-Bagan

Morning breakfast at hotel, visit every five days market,  Shwe Indein pagoda which is the place in one square kilometer there are thousands of pagodas. In the afternoon drive to Heho airport and fly to Bagan. On the way to Heho airport, one can stop to visit Shwe Yan Pyay wooden monastery and Shweyanpyay temple in which one can admire the most beautiful mosaic work in Myanmar. Upon arrival to Bagan airport, transfer to hotel. Overnight at Bagan.

Day 8: Bagan

Morning breakfast at hotel and visit Bagan. Bagan is archeological zone of Myanmar as well as land of Pagodas. Morning visit Ngakwengadaung pagoda which has bulboo shape and the oldest pagoda of Bagan and around that place one can see evolution of Myanmar stupa, Pathothamya temple in which you can see amazing lighting system and beautiful painting, Nyaung U authentic market, Soya bean maker at Nyaung U village, fan maker family, Shwezigon pagoda in which white elephant stopped, Ananda temple which is known as the most beautiful temple in Bagan, Sulamani temple where you can see two layers of painting from two different epoca, Shwesandaw pagoda which is the best place to enjoy panorama during sunset time. Overnight at Bagan.

Day 9 : Mt-Popa and Bagan

Morning breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mt.Popa: and extinct volcano, on the way enjoy beautiful landscape of rural area and stop at palm sugar workshop. Excursion to Mt.Popa which is famous for home of the Nats. 777 steps will bring you to the top of  Popa Taung Kalet. In the afternoon drive back to Bagan and visit Shwe zigon pagoda and enjoy sunset from the top of one pagoda. Overnight at Bagan.

Day 10: Bagan drive to Monyaw visit Po Win cave

Morning breakfast at the hotel and dive to Monyaw (about 4 hours)
While you are driving enjoy beautiful landscape, visit  Myanmar Traditional cake maker house near Yezagyo village in which one can see how to make Myanmar cake with rice powder and nice stop at local family house for snack tasting. Then proceed to drive and visit handicraft village in which villagers make incense, bamboo balance and one can admire Myanmar traditional family daily life and visit some old pagodas (19th century) which are beside of the village in the bushes. Upon arrival to Monywa, check in at hotel. Then drive to Po Win caves (one hour) which are house of 400,000 Buddha images, known as un touched archeological site in Myanmar. Overnight at Monywa.

Day 11: Monywa-Mandalay

Morning breakfast at the hotel and drive to Mandalay. On the way visit Monywa vegetable market, Thanbodhay temple: temple of 582,000 Buddha , forest of Bayan trees under one Bayan tree there is Buddha image, huge standing Buddha and reclining Buddha. Then   drive to Mandalay and overnight at Mandalay.

Day 12:    Amarapura, Innwa and Sagaing

Morning breakfast at hotel. Drive to Amarapura (35 minutes) and visit Mahagandayone monastery: school for 1200 Buddhist monk. The most interesting time to visit that monastery is at 10:15am when all monks enter to dinning room for their lunch. Then visit traditional hand woven silk workshop. Precede Innwa.  Innwa is an artificial island: one of the ancient capitals of Myanmar, visit Bagaya monastery, Menu Ok kyaung and ruin of Innwa by horse cart. Then proceed to Sagaing: visit Soon Oo Ponnya Shin pagoda which is situated on the top of Sagaing hill: beautiful place for panoramic view over Ayeyarwaddy river and holy hill, Aung Myay Oo monastic education center. Drive back to Amarapura and visit U Bein bridge (during sunset time) which is the longest wooden bridge in the world. Then drive to Mandalay. Overnight at Mandalay.

Day 13: Mingun and Mandalay

Morning breakfast at the hotel and transfer to jetty and take the boat to Mingun. It takes one hour. Mingun is small village which is situated on the western bank of Ayeyarwady River. Visit Pathodawgyi pagoda, the world biggest bell and Monument of love . Then go back to Mandalay by boat. In the afternoon visit corner of 22nd street and Ayeyarwaddy River called view point in which one can see relay hard life of bamboo makers, gold leave production, Shwenandaw Monastery; ex-palace, Kuthodaw pagoda; the world biggest book and finally go up to the top of Mandalay Hill to admire the panoramic view over the city and Shan Mountain around Mandalay

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Day 14: Pyin Oo Lwin

Morning breakfast at hotel.Drive to Pyin Oo Lwin (one and half hour). Pyin Oo Lwin is formerly known as May Myo during the British governors lived. The town is once British hill station is famous for cool weather, colonial buildings, natural parks and waterfalls. The town is also known as the City of Flowers and situated 1040m above sea level. Visit to Kandawgyi Botanical Garden established in 1915 by Alex Rodger, Pwe Kauk waterfall, Peikchinmyaung cave and drive back to Mandalay. Overnight at Mandalay.

Day 15: Mandalay and departure

Morning breakfast at hotel free until departure.


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