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China to Yangon ( 11 days / 10 nights)



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MuseTour Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Tour Type: Classic
Cities: Muse, Hsipaw, Maymyo, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle, Yangon  
Price: contact us
Activity Level: Regular itinerary


Brief Itinerary

     Pyin Oo LwinDay 1. Muse - Hsipaw
     Day 2. Hsipaw
     Day 3. Hsipaw - Maymyo
     Day 4.Maymyo - Mandalay
     Day 5. Mandalay
     Day 6. Mandalay - Bagan
     Day 7.Bagan
     Day 8.Bagan - Inle Lake
     Day 9. Inle Lake
     Day 10. Inle Lake - Yangon
     Day 11. Departure

Day 1. Muse - Hsipaw

Cross the border from China into Myanmar itself (for which you will need advanced permits that we will arrange), then drive to Hsipaw via Lashio. Visit the Mansu Pagoda, which offers a panoramic views of Lashio and the surrounding hills, and then head south westwards to Hsipaw. Overnight in Hsipaw

Day 2. Hsipaw

Enjoy a full day trek around Hsipaw. Overnight in Hsipaw.

Day 3. Hsipaw - Maymyo ( Pyin Oo Lwin)

Drive to Maymyo. The town is located on a plateau 1,000m above sea level and renowned for its cooler temperatures and lush foliage. Many reminders of the colonial era are still present in Pyin Oo Lwin, including brick and timber houses with British names and the Botanical Gardens to the south of town. Visit the local market in the center of the town near the clock tower. Enjoy a traditional horse and carriage ride through the town to see the historical houses and walk around in the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Overnight in Maymyo.

Day 4. Maymyo - Mandalay

Morning drive to Mandalay. After refreshment, you will take a sightseeing tour of Mandalay which includes Mahanumi, a life like Buddha image. Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar and that make her to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way. Continue visit the Old Palace grounds; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha’s Doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5. Mandalay

After breakfast at hotel, drive to ancient capital of Amarapura, the city of Immortality for a visit to Bagaya Monastery with a famous collection of Buddha images; weaving industries, two-century old U-Bein teak bridge on the Taungtaman Lake and observe the lunch process of thousand of monks who take their last meal of the day at 10:00 am in total silence.

After lunch, drive to Ava, 30-minute to the south of Mandalay, was known in the west as the Kingdom of Ava. Stop by a tributary and cross it with a ferry. Travel by pony-cart around Ava to Nanmyint leaning tower which gives a birds’ eye view of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River; Bagaya wooden monastery; Aungmyaybonza Monastery made of brick and stucco. Though the Royal Palace has gone, the Pagodas, Temples and Monasteries still remain. Return drive to Mandalay. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.

Day 6. Mandalay - Bagan

Morning flight to Bagan. Depart for a sightseeing excursion around the Bagan Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. A comprehensive exploration of Bagan includes Nyaung Oo market; Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; Kyansittha Umin; Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite mural painting of 13th century and Htilominlo Temple.

In the afternoon, continue to Manuha Temple built by exile King Manuha; Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha; Ananda Temple, architectural masterpiece and Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi colour mural paintings. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of the temple of Bagan. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 7. Bagan

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Myinkaba village. Visit the monuments of Myinkaba village, Gubyaukkhi, an early period Pyu-style temple of Hindu influence with some of the oldest mural paintings in Bagan, Manuha and Nanpaya temples. In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion to the countryside village of Minnanthu, the least visited temple area in Bagan. Observe the local farmers‘ way of life together with a visit to some of the most interesting temples such as Payathonzu, with its unusual architecture and Tantric Buddhism influence, Lemyethna and Nandamannya temples.

Day 8. Bagan - Inle Lake

Morning flight to Heho. Upon arrival, drive to Inle Lake. Today,we plan to spend the day visiting villages and sampling the spectacular array of traditional handicrafts. You will see the unique method locals use to row their boats, fishermen with their own style of fishing, floating farms and gardens. You will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State. Overnight at the hotel on Inle Lake.

Day 9. Inle Lake ( Indein)

After breakfast, transfer by motorboat to In Dein, an off-the-beaten-track site in the south of the lake. From Ywama, the boat leaves the lake and enters a narrow canal leading to a small Pa O tribe village. From the market place of the village, follow an old covered path to a 13th century monastery and the very impressive ruins of hundreds of ancient pagodas, some hidden in the vegetation. The main stupa-area on the top of the hill offers breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains and down to the valley and the lake in the far distance. Return to the lake and transfer back to hotel in the afternoon. Overnight at Inle Lake.

Day 10. Inle Lake - Yangon

Morning flight to Yangon. Start with a walk through “downtown” Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architecture from the British times, and high-rises built by more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city centre. Late afternoon visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar’s most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz – a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to end our trip in this “Golden Land”. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 11. Departure

Transfer to the airport for your departure.