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Crossing Myanmar ( 11 days / 10 nights)

 

 

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Myawaddy borderTour Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Tour Type: Overland
Cities: Myawaddi, Hpa-An, MAwlamyine, Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Monywa, Kalaymyo, Tamu  
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Activity Level: Regular itinerary

 



Brief Itinerary


     TamuDay 1. Myawaddi to Hpa An
     Day 2. Hpa-An to Mawlamyine
     Day 3. Mawlamyine - Bago - Yangon
     Day 4. Yangon
     Day 5. Yangon - Bagan
     Day 6.  Bagan
     Day 7. Bagan - Mandalay
     Day 8. Mandalay
     Day 9. Mandalay - Monywa
     Day 10.  Monywa - Kalaymyo
     Day 4. Kalaymyo - Tamu - India

Day 1. Myawaddi - Hpa An

Arrive in Myawaddy. You will be welcomed by our local tour guide. And drive to Hpa_An. On arriving, visit the iconic sights of Mt Zwe Kabin, whose foothills are lined with thousands of identical Buddha statues and the 'Cave of Ten Thousand Buddhas'. Overnight in Hpa an.

Day 2. Hpa An - Mawlamyine

After breakfast, drive to Mawlamyine. Upon reaching, sightseeing around Mawlamyine, visit the local market and the small town of Mudon (20km -1hour). A newly built huge reclining Buddha can be seen en route. Stop at Kyaukdalone, a Buddhist stupa and a Hindu temple facing each other. Sightseeing continues with the Mahamuni Pagoda, Kyaikthanlan Pagoda (known as the Kipling Pagoda) and Seindon Mibaya Kyaung, where King Mindon's wife sought refuge. These religious buildings are all situated on a mountain range. Overnight in Mawlamyine.

Day 3. Mawlamyine - Bago - Yangon

After breakfast, Drive to Yangon via Bago. Make a short visit of Bago town tour including local market; Shwetharlyaung, 55 meters long reclining Buddha Image and Shwemawdaw Pagoda, its spire is even taller than the great Shwedagon Pagoda. Return to Yangon through rural landscape of rice fields and small villages. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

Day 4. Yangon

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to “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. And we plan to visit by car to Karaweik, a royal barge for fantastic photo shot along the “pilgrims” causeway across the Royal Lake with stunning views of Shwedagon Pagoda. After lunch, 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 begin our trip in this “Golden Land”.

Day 5. Yangon - Bagan ( by flight)

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 6. Bagan

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Myinkaba village. 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. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7. Bagan - 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 8. Mandalay

Morning, 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 9. Mandalay - Monywa

Morning, drive to Monywa. Explore Hpo Win Daung; the 947 caves that make up this complex were built between the 14th and 18th centuries, and contain ornate mural paintings and hundreds of Buddha statues. On your way east towards Mandalay, witness the huge Bodhi Tataung Laykyun Sekkya standing Buddha (at 116 metres, it is the second tallest statue in the world) and the Thanboddhay Pagoda, which houses over 500,000 Buddha images and features many hundreds of golden spires.

Day 10. Monywa - Kalaymyo

Full Day drive to Kalaymyo. Overnight in Kalaymyo.

Day 11. Kalaymyo - Tamu - India

Drive to The town Border of Tamu from where you ‘ll cross the Myanmar-Indian Border.

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