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Thứ Ba, 21 tháng 1, 2014

Burma Tracks & Trails

Our 14 days authentic travel journey to some of the most beautiful sites of the country begins in Yangon where we explore its quaint colonial quarters, bustling markets and cultural highlights. From Yangon we travel North to Shan State largest and most culturally diverse area in Burma ( Myanmar ).

In Shan state we visit famous pilgrimage site of Pindaya Cave and trek to ethnic minority villages from Pindaya we continue to beautiful Inle Lake known for its leg rowers, lively markets and festivals...

Tour duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Starts:Yangon - Ends: in Yangon
Tour type: Biking, Hiking tour, Adventure
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Challenging
Price: Contact us

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DAY 1: Yangon walking tour


Upon arrival to the YANGON international airport, you will be welcomed by our Burma Tours ASIA guide and transferred to hotel. Today we visit colonial-style city center of Yangon starting from one of the landmarks Sule Paya stupa – built over 2,000 years ago. We continue to the quaint Yangon old, built during the British colonial era where many charming historical buildings are still located. . During our stroll through bustling market full of merchants and food stalls, we visit a local pharmacy and learn about Myanmar traditional medicine, stop for a tea and snack in the fashion of locals, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Yangon. After lunch in the afternoon, we continue on foot to Yangon Central Railway. We disembark the train after few stops and approximately 30 minutes of travelling to continue sightseeing by our own vehicle. Late afternoon we complete the day with a visit to one of the world's most spectacular monuments, the SWEDAGON pagoda, a gold covered bell dome structure that dominates the city's skyline and is frequented by pious locals. The Shwedagon is an iconic symbol of the country, a sight not to be missed.
Overnight stay: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 2:  Yangon - Pindaya Caves by flight


Enjoy breakfast and then transfer to the airport for the FLIGHT TO HEHO, a quiet transit town with one of the few airport links in the beautiful hills of Shan State. Visit the bustling main HEHO MARKET, the meeting point for different ethnic minority groups of the surrounding areas to trade handmade goods and locally grown produce (on market days only). Enroute to Pindaya, we stop at a LOCAL FAMILY WORK SHOP to learn how Shan umbrellas and paper are made by traditional methods using the fibres of the mulberry tree. We continue our 2-hour drive to Pindaya, small town nestled by Pindaya range and Shan plateau. After lunch break we visit PINDAYA CAVE. The Cave is unique in housing thousands of Buddha images donated by Buddhist devotees alongside caverns filled with numerous stalactite formations. Rest of the day is free for town explorations and mingling with tribal folks who often coming trading to Pindaya from more remote villages.
Overnight stay: Hotel in Pindaya

DAY 3: Trek Pindaya to Yasagyi Village


After breakfast at hotel we drive to Yasakyi market to buy supplies for the trek, the last place to stock up for the trip. From the market we transfer to the starting point of our trek at the foot of a mountain range. Our trail follows up moderate climb passing tea and vegetable plantations reaching HTUT NI village after approx. 1hr trekking. We continue ascent until arriving to our lunch stop at SEKYI INN VILLAGE 1670m after 4hrs and (4oom) climb. Our guide and support team will prepare warm lunch at a local house. After insight to Sekyi Inn livelihood; tea growing and bamboo basket weaving, we continue climb over forested slope and spine of the mountain range continued by descent down to YASAKYI VILLAGE resting at the foot of the mountain range. In the afternoon leisure time explore Yasakyi, a Palaung tribe village.

Trekking: Approximately 6-7hrs in total.
Overnight stay: In a local house. Sleeping facilities are local style. Simple matrasses on floor with bed linen, pillows and blankets in shared room. Personal mosquito nets are also provided.

DAY 4: Trekking Yasagyi to Kanhla Kone Village


After breakfast we continue trek on small rural road and footpaths contouring the forest covered mountain range passing through LYIN LAY INN Danu village after 1hr trekking and MAE NAE TAUNG Pao Village 2hrs later. Our guide and support team will prepare warm lunch at a local house. After lunch break we continue with descend approx. 3hrs to our night stop at KANHLA KONE VILLAGE.

Trekking: Approximately 6 hrs in total
Overnight stay: In a monastery. Sleeping facilities are local style. Simple matrasses on floor with bed linen, pillows and blankets in a shared room. Personal mosquito nets are also provided.

DAY 5:  Trek Kanhla Kone - Pindaya - Inle Lake


After breakfast at the monastery our trail leads us from forested region to farming lands. During our 3,5hr descent to Pindaya we pass HTIN SHEE KONE & TAUNG PAW GYI VILLAGES, Shan tea plantations and enjoy great views over surrounding vast landscape. After lunch in Pindaya and we transfer to Inle Lake 2.5 hours. After checking into the hotel, we embark on afternoon explorations of INLE LAKE, populated with floating islands and gardens made from the naturally tangled roots of water hyacinth plants and reeds. Delight in the picturesque sights of fishermen who balance and row with one leg, a technique indigenous to the Inn Thar minority group who do this only on Inle Lake.

Trekking: Approximately 3,5 hrs in total.
Overnight stay: In a hotel built on stilts over the lake or on the shore.

DAY 6: Inle Lake & Inn Thein by Boat


After breakfast we journey out by boat, following the currents of a small river to reach the INN THEIN PAGODA COMPLEX, a site that makes us feel as if we've stepped through a forgotten portal in time. To access the complex, we walk through verdant bamboo groves that open up to a field covered with the ancient pagodas constructed over 1,000 years ago. We boat back to the lake and visit PHAUNGDAW OO PAGODA, the home of some of the country's most sacred Buddha statues covered in gold leaf by devout followers. We also make visits to the INPAWKHON WEAVING VILLAGE to learn how local silks, linens and lotus fabrics are handmade and how local SILVERSMITHS craft skillfully beautiful decorative items with old methods. As an extra treat, we stop at a house for BURMESE CATS built over the lake, where we see the preservation efforts and reintroduction of this rare pure breed of felines to Myanmar. We end our day with magnificent sunset canoe ride with boatmen who gracefully navigate and row perched on one leg.

Biking: Rest day. No biking today.
Overnight stay: In a hotel built on stilts over the lake or on the shore.

DAY 7 : Inle Lake - Inwa ( Ava ) - Mingun - Mandalay by Flight


Transfer to Heho airport for (1hr) FLIGHT TO MANDALAY, the last Royal Capital of Burma. Our biking journey starts from Mandalay airport. We ride first 8km on a quiet airport road before turning to smaller unpaved road leading to the ruins of ancient capital cities and Ava/Inwa kingdom situated on an island between Myint Nge and Ayeyarwaddy Rivers. We visit NAN MYINT WATCH TOWER, last remaining structure of the palace compound in the heart of the area, old BAGAYAR MONASTERY constructed entirely of teak wood well over 100 years ago and the beautiful yellow coloured decorative MAHA AUNG MYE BONZAN MONASTERY. After lunch at Ava we cross Myint Nge river with small ferry and ride across bridge to Ancient Capital of SAGAING, home to 6000-7000 Buddhist monks, nuns and novices, one the most important religious centers of Myanmar. From Sagaing we cycle North along the shores of Ayeyarwaddy River through rural farming communities to Mingun. The road is paved and has very light traffic and part of the journey is travelled over rolling hills. In Mingun we make photo stops at unfinished Mingun Pagoda cracked by an earth quake and at the Mingun bronze bell before catching 1-hour sunset cruise across Ayeyarwaddy River to Mandalay. Upon arrival to Mandalay jetty transfer to hotel for check in.

Biking: 60km in total. Airport to Ava around 30km flat terrain first 10km is paved, Ava to Mingun 30km on paved roads some rolling hills terrain between Sagaing & Mingun.
Overnight stay: hotel in Mandalay

DAY 8:  Mandaylay Cỉty


After breakfast at the hotel, we enjoy a morning stroll through the lively ZEGYO MARKET in the heart of the city to experience authentic local life. We continue to the ARTISAN QUARTERS, where some of the oldest craftsmanship are showcased dating back to last kingdom of Myanmar. We observe the process of pounding gold leaf, detailing teakwood carvings and embroidering Myanmar tapestry. We also see how bronze and marble Buddha statues are carved, cast and molded. Next, we proceed to the major highlights of the city: the sacred MAHAMUNI PAGODA, housing one of the most significant Buddha images covered in several tons of gold leaf and the crown prize in wars between competing kingdoms; the GOLDEN PALACE MONASTERY, the sole surviving Royal Palace building in Mandalay, offering a glimpse of the original style and architecture of the Myanmar royals; and lastly, the KUTHODAW PAGODA, a compound housing Buddha's teachings carved in the sacred Pali script on stone tablets and regarded the world's largest book in terms of surface area. We end our day with sunset panoramic views over city skyline on MANDALAY HILL, the highest point of the city.
Overnight stay: Hotel in Mandalay

DAY 9: Mandalay to Bagan by Flight


Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Mandalay Jetty and board Shwe Inn Keinnery or Malikha Cruise boat for a full day boat journey on the AYEYARWADDY RIVER to Ancient Kingdom of Bagan, the greatest archeological treasure of Myanmar with over 4000 pagodas and temples ruins located on the plains Bagan. BAGAN was during its heyday one the greatest kingdoms in the World and is truly magical destination to visit. The boat will arrive to Bagan jetty late afternoon. You will be welcomed by Burma Tours Asia local guide and transferred to hotel.
Overnight stay: Hotel in Bagan

DAY 10: Bagan Cycling


After breakfast at your hotel. Upon arrival to Bagan we send luggage to hotel and continue on bikes first to Nyaung U town and then to NYAUNG U MARKET, the largest market in Bagan we make stops at THANAKA MUSEUM and shining gold gilded SWEZIGON STUPA, purported to contain a holy tooth relic of the Buddha. In TAUNG BI VILLAGE, a typical Bagan neighborhood we make stops to learn how RICE NOODLES & MYANMAR CIGARS "CHEROOTS" are made. After lunch break we continue to well-preserved ANANDA TEMPLE often cited as the most beautiful temple in Bagan. Within short ride away is the SHWESANDAW PAGODA, tall brick stupa offering perfect views over Bagan. We continue on small and sandy lanes and tracks through more remote temple sites to New Bagan and MYINKABA VILLAGE and visit a LACQUEWARE WORKSHOP for Bagan's speciality arts and crafts. For sunset, we climb to top of a temple that offers unparalleled photo opportunities of one of the richest archeological treasures in Southeast Asia as the sun dips behind the temple ruins (weather permitting).

Biking: 20-30km mostly paved roads, some soft sand tracks at more remote locations.
Overnight stay: Hotel in Bagan

DAY 11: In Bagan


We continue the exploration of Bagan with visits to the MANUHA TEMPLE, built by the Mon king in the 1300s to represent his time in captivity under the Bagan king. Continuing to the THANAKA MUSEUM and a CIGAR WORK SHOP, we learn respectively about the traditional uses of the fragrant thanaka paste and how Burmese make the local cheroot cigars. A visit to the NYAUNG U MARKET, the largest market in the Bagan region, gives us a glimpse into local life. We also see how cottage industries like brick making and are carried out with traditional methods. During a visit to a MONASTIC SCHOOL that provides disadvantaged children with free primary level education, we have the opportunity to interact with the school children. * All touring schedules and activities can be adjusted according to guests' wishes..
Overnight stay: Hotel in Bagan

DAY 12: Bagan - Yangon by Flight


After breakfast transfer to Bagan airport for flight to YANGON. Upon arrival to Yangon you will be met by Burma tours Asia guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in. We will continue to Yangon riverside and take a short walk along the jetty observing all kinds of merchandise being loaded on river boats travelling to the Delta and upstream Irrawaddy river. We will cross Yangon River by ferry boat to Dala, a typical rural village and embark on a journey into curious and friendly local neighborhoods following small lanes and making stops at some pagodas, local market and a monastery. After the 1-2hr "trishaw" bicycle taxi ride we return back to Yangon by ferry. Rest of the day can be customized for shopping or sightseeing as you wish or perhaps pampering and relaxing yourself with a massage at Inya Day Spa.
Overnight stay: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 13: Yangon - Bago - Golden Rock ( KyaiKhtiyo )


Early pick-up from your hotel in Yangon, drive 80km/ 1,5hrs to Bago (Pegu) ancient capital of Mon Kingdom for a morning coffee and snack in a local tea shop. Continue 3,5 hrs drive to Kinpun basecamp. After lunch we will start our 11km trek to "Golden Rock" Kyaikthiyo. Our trail contours mountain range through partly forest covered hills. On the way we see many pagodas donated by pilgrims who have made this journey. We gradually ascend to the spine of the range leading to the Golden Rock, where we enjoy magical sunset (weather permitting) and special atmosphere devotees praying, meditating, lighting candles and placing incense sticks and applying extra layers of leaf gold on the boulder peculiarly resting on the edge of a cliff. A little stupa shrine on top of the rock is believed to contain Buddha's hair relics.

Trekking: Approximately 30min descent to transportation link.
Overnight stay: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 14: Yangon Departure


Free at leisure until transfer to Yangon airport for you departure flight.

 

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Thứ Sáu, 10 tháng 1, 2014

Best Chin state trekking

Best Chin state trekking tour allows visitors to sample the highlights of Shan state which is famous with ethnic diversity and amazing landscapes. It connects the best of mountain paths with relaxation in Inle Lake and interestingly, the most oustanding culture features of each minority that you meet on the way.

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Tour duration: 07 days 06 nights
Start: Yangon  - Finish: Yangon
Tour type: Cultural, Adventure, Trekking
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour Route: Yangon - Kalw – Tar Yaw Village Hti Thein - Inle Lake – Sagar - Mandalay
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Day 01: Yangon / Mandalay – Kalaw


Today, after the flight from Mandalay/ Yangon to Kalaw, our driver and guide will welcome you for a scenic drive in Shan state , passing lush plantation of Sunflower, teakwood to reach Kalaw station. Your first day here will be spent on discovering the historical sites that reflects the British colonial charm including an elegant train station, many different villas.

Day 02: Kalaw – Tar Yaw Village


After breakfast, we depart from your hotel to the trekking point where you prepare your bags and stuffs for 3 days trekking. We will encounter tea, cheroot plantation before reaching the habitat of Danu minority in Ywar Thi village.
Our destination of the day is the place where Palaung people live. The trekking this afternoon offers panoramic views to the area and great touch to local life. Mingle with a local family for the first night homestay.

Day 03: Tar Yaw village – Nang Te Thee Le village


This morning, we take a 2 hours walking through Hin Khar Gone and Myin Saine Gone village. You are offered to join local people on their farm to appreciate their way of life.
As we proceed to Nang Te, we take a chance to share the lunch with Pa O tribe in Sar Bin village.
The highlight of this evening is to learn how to cook traditional Shan foods with our guide

Day 04: Nang The Le The – Hti Thein village


Another day on the hill side of Shan state, trekking via Kong Hla village to see Pao group and get to know further about their plantation works.
There are numerous photographic chances for you to capture the best of this area. Spend your night in Hti Thein village.

Day 05: Hti Thein – Indein – Inle Lake


The highlight of this day is the descendant to Indein from Hti Thein. Along with unbeaten lake views, you will be amazed by the ancient stupas and pillas that remained from XVI centuries in Indein.
Our boat rider will be await to transfer you to your lakeside resort for leisure.

Day 06: Inle Lake – Sagar


After breakfast, we travel off beaten track to Sagar, where there are many floating stupas. The boat trip enables you to behold the typical floating gardens, stilt villages of Intha people.
Return to your resort with incredible sunset view.

Day 07: Inle – Kakku – Yangon / Mandalay


An excursion to Kakku exposes you the unique culture of Pa- O tribe. Our local guide will introduce you the distinctive customs and traditions of this friendly people before you proceed to Heho airport for the flight to Yangon/ Mandalay
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Thứ Ba, 31 tháng 12, 2013

Burma Adventure Tour

On this Burma Adventure tour - walk through remote lands and also spend time in the principal highlights of the country. Our trek to remote hilltribes of the Shan state, enjoy a relaxed boat ride to Twante pottery villages, admire the sunset across the temple plains of Bagan, and explore the beautiful setting of Inle Lake.

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Tour duration: 13 days 12 nights
Start: Yangon - Finish: Yangon/Mae Sai
Tour type: Adventure
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour route: Yangon - Twante - Bagan - Sale - Kalaw - Pindaya - Sagar - Kyaing Tong
Price: Contact us

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Day 01: Yangon Arrival


Upon arrival at Yangon airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit the Sule pagoda and the bustling downtown area, taking in the rich colonial architecture and bustling streets and markets. In the afternoon we make our way to the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which is home to a huge Colossal Reclining Buddha and Karaweik Hall, a floating barge on Kandawgyi Lake. The highlight of the day is a visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, the most outstanding and revered Buddhist pagoda in Burma, whose golden stupa dominates the skyline of Yangon. This is also the most ideal spot from which to watch the sunset in Yangon. Return to the hotel for rest and free to discover the city at night.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Welcomed dinner

Day 02: Twante Pottery Villages


Drive overland to Twante town via Hlaing Thar Yar Bridge. This town is famous for beautiful, old-fashioned potteries and kilns. All pottery works are done manually and with high carefulness. Visit the attractions around the town. After lunchtime, take a private boat to Yangon jetty. The boat trip takes around 2 hours via Twante canal. Arrive back in Yangon jetty then being transferred to your hotel.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Yangon - Bagan Temples


This morning, fly to Bagan. This city is no doubt one of the most impressive sites anywhere in Asia. Begin to visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market, the economic center of Bagan. Local people gather at this bustling market daily, to buy and sell a variety of goods, from fruit and vegetables to clothing, china, and lacquerware. Continue to the gold-plated Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan’s greatest reliquary, built to house relics of the Buddha brought from abroad. From here, drive to the small village of Wetkyi-in to see the wonderful Kubyaukgyi Temple, renowned for its ancient murals then Ananda temple, one of the most reserved monuments in the entire Bagan. Your morning excursion also includes the Htilominlo Temple, which houses four Buddha figures on the ground floor and four more on the first floor. After lunch, continue your exploration of the city’s treasure trove of Buddhist art and architecture.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Sale Excursion


This day we venture outside to visit Sale (1.5 hours south of Bagan) which lies on the banks of Irrawaddy river. We can see the beautiful Sale Yoke Sone Monastery with its beautiful wood carvings and motifs then Thar Ta Na Yaung Chi Monastery. Rural life can be seen around town.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 05: Bagan Local Life


After breakfast, arrive in Taung Bi farming village to discover the local life and how to make their rice-noodle. We spend the rest of the day exploring the other temples of Bagan which consists of more than 2500 temples and pagodas. This archaeological site brings us to the scared history of ancient Bagan capital with the development of Buddhism including Mahabodhi, Dhammagangyi, Thatbyinnuy. Enjoy sunset on a cruise along Irrawaddy river.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 06: Mount Popa - Kalaw Overland


Proceed overland to Kalaw, a charming former hill station with pine forests, en route we stop off to visit Mt. Popa, which is regarded as the abode of "Nat" (spirits) culture in Burma. Mt. Popa is an extinct volcano with with its shrines dedicated to animist spirits known as “Nats”. Climb up 777 steps to the shrine at the top to see spectacular views over the Bagan plain and surrounding regions. Continue the journey to Kalaw through the plains and later up into mountains. Arrive then check in the hotel.
Accommodation in Kalaw
Meal: Breakfast

Day 07: Kalaw Trekking


After breakfast, walk to Taung Ni Village (9 km - nearly 3 hours per way) to see the Palaung ethnic people. On the way, we will pass through tea and orange plantations at the Peinnebin Village. Arrive in Taung Ni Village then have lunch at the local house. In the afternoon, we will take around to know about the local life before heading back to Kalaw.
Accommodation in Kalaw
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 08: Kalaw - Pindaya Caves - Inle Lake


Explore the best attractions of this marvellous hill town, including the gold lacquered bamboo Buddha of Nee Paya, the Catholic church of Christ the King before driving to Pindaya to visit the fascinating Pindaya caves with more than 8,000 Buddha images. Later we get to know about the method the local people in Shan state make the umbrellas from cottage material.
In the afternoon continue by car to Inle Lake where our boatman awaits to transfer you to the resort.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 09: Inle Lake Sightseeing


After breakfast, skim along the waterways in a long-tail boat, catch a first glimpse of floating gardens, stilt houses, and fishermen propelling their skiffs with one leg wrapped around an oar. Visit the infamous Phaung Daw U Pagoda, which enshrines five Buddha images believed to have been carried to this area by the widely-traveled 12thcentury King Alaungsithu then Nga Phe Chaung Monastery or Jumping Cat Monastery in other words.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 10: Sagar Exploration


This day we boat to the end of the lake, visiting Sagar village where is administrated by the Pa-O ethnic people. Admire the beauty of the remote village and its ruined stupas that sometimes get flooded in the rainy season and water lilies growing in mass. You also have chance to visit a local rice liquor distillery before returning to your resort.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 11: Inle Lake - Kyaing Tong Trekking


Fly to Kyaing Tong, the capital of Eastern Shan State and the home to the Khun, Akha, Shan, Wa and Lahu ethnic groups. Trek to explore the town and its attractions nearby, including the Naung Tone Lake.
Accommodation in Kyaing Tong
Meal: Breakfast

Day 12: Kyaing Tong Trekking


Get up early in the morning then attend the colourful local market in Kyaing Tong. Return to your hotel for your breakfast.
After breakfast, proceed by car to Loimwe where a number of colonial buildings and a century old Catholic Church exist. Continue your trek to visit to nearby ethnic villages including Ann, Wa, Lahu tribes. Return to Kyaing Tong in the late afternoon.
Accommodation in Kyaing Tong
Meal: Breakfast

Day 13: Kyaing Tong Departure


After breakfast, you will have two options to depart Burma. The first one is to fly back to Yangon for your onward flight. The second one is to drive to Tachileik (160 km - 4 hours) and cross the border bridge to Mae Sai to depart for Thailand.
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast
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Thứ Bảy, 26 tháng 10, 2013

Burma Off the Beaten Track

An extensive Burma tour lasting 18 days overlaying an immense vary of Burma's absolute best and most 'off the beaten track' destinations. Beginning in Yangon, the international hub for all flights to Burma, the tour strikes on to quilt extra of Burma's off-the-overwhelmed-observe areas akin to Keng Tung in the a ways eastern Shan state, Pyin Oo Lwin or Maymyo outside of Mandalay, Pindaya on the Shan plateau, and Mrauk-U in the north western corner of Burma. You also spend time to explore the primary tourist web sites in important Burma too, together with Mandalay, Lake Inle and Bagan, with a couple of days to calm down on the coast in Rakhine state at Ngapali beach. This tour is an awfully full-on go back and forth, but we hope that it's going to give you an idea of the huge variety of completely different places Burma has to provide!

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Tour length: 18 days / 17 nights
Tour type: Cultural, Adventure, Trekking
Cities: Keng Tung, Maymyo, Pindaya, Bagan, Inle Lake, Yangon
Price: From US$ 2200/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary

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Day 1 Yangon Arrival


Arrive in Yangon, the world hub, and spend the night right here before your onward flight the next day.

Day 2 Yangon - Keng Tung


Take a brief flight east to Keng Tung. This most japanese part of Shan state has had the least Burmese influence over time and so is an interesting region to discover far from central Burma and the Ayewaddy delta, because the culture and language here is still just like its neighbours across the border in Thailand. The jap Shan state is slightly faraway and isolated and so ethnic and linguistic range is a key feature of the world, and you are going to spend some time exploring probably the most completely different tribal villages in the area.

Day 3 Keng Tung Sightseeing


These days your full day tour of the world will cover probably the most surrounding area's most essential sites, together with the Dhat Zoam Doi pagoda, plus visits to various hill tribe villages too to offer a viewpoint on the lifestyle in Keng Tung and the encompassing area. The Shan states are well-known for his or her conventional strategies of paper production which can also be viewed performed at some of these villages too.

Day four Keng Tung Trekking


As of late explore the Liomwe Hilltop town, previously the headquarters for a British military base previous to World conflict Two. There may be an old governor's place of dwelling and a Catholic church here and the excessive altitude (round 5500 toes above sea degree) creates a peaceful atmosphere and a cooler climate too.

Day 5 Keng Tung - Maymyo


This morning talk over with the Keng Tung Market and surprise on the silver to be had on sale. As with northern Thailand this area of Burma is well-identified for its high quality silver manufacturing, and local individuals will also be considered haggling over their wares. Later take another short flight to Mandalay and transfer on to Maymyo, or Pyin Oo Lwin. Pyin Oo Lwin is a unique city whose historic significance as a buying and selling town and army base has given it many anglicised options and a big Indian, Anglo-Burmese and Anglo-Indian communities. Together with the quaint colonial properties and architecture, Pyin Oo Lwin's old style horse-drawn carriages that trot around its streets add to the romantic provincial really feel too! The temperature here infrequently rises above 30 degrees, making it a well-liked situation for British visitors all the way through the colonial length.

Day 6 Maymyo Sightseeing


As of late have a full-day tour of the city's unique points of interest: the Chan Tak temple achieved in a traditional chinese model as it was once  based by using migrants from Yunnan, All Saint's Church constructed in 1912, and the 177 hectares of nationwide Kandawgyi Gardens, at the beginning modelled on Kew Gardens in London.

Day 7 Maymyo - Mandalay


Lately switch overland to Mandalay, Burma's 2nd city, passing via high-quality surroundings and panoramic viewpoints. Proceed with a seek advice from to Mingun and Royal metropolis with Kuthodaw Pagoda, the picket Shwenandaw Monastery. The highlight of at the moment is sundown view on Mandalay Hill.

Days 8 Mandalay Historical Capitals


On the second day we include a go back and forth out of town to the Ava and Sagaing, however if you want to have a free day in town to benefit from the purchasing and eating out alternatives then Mandalay is a superb position for this.

Day 09 Mandalay - Bagan


Today fly from Mandalay to Nyaung-U, the airport hub for the Bagan temples. Today we your full day is to explore the other temples of Bagan which consists of more than 2500 temples and pagodas. This archaeological site brings us to the scared history of ancient Bagan capital with the development of Buddhism. As we travel further into the land of temple spires, Gawdamgangyi, and Manuha, Kaweyai villages. We continue to visit the lacquarware factory in the afternoon.

Days 10 Bagan Heritages


Fly to Bagan in the morning. We will then pay a visit to the colorful Nyaung U Market and continue the day with visits to the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda; the prototype for later Myanmar pagodas built by King Anawrahta, Kyansitha Umin; a tunnel with interesting paintings, Htilominlo Temple; noted for its plaster carvings and one of the largest temple of Bagan, Thatbyinnyu Temple; the highest building on the Bagan plain and Ananda temple, an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross.
After lunch, visit to one of Myanmar most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer-ware workshop.  Then continue to Manuha Temple; built in Mon style in 1059 and Nanpaya temple; a unique sandstone monument.  Next you will explore the Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple; a temple noted worthy for its mural paintings of Jataka scenes under the protection of UNESCO and go to watch the sunset over the Shwesandaw Pagoda.

Day 11 Mount Popa


In case you are , on the 2nd day in Bagan we can include a trek to the summit of Mount Popa: mountain climbing Mount Popa brings you shut to some of Burma's most lovely wildlife, including unique vines and plant life, butterflies, gem-like beetles and monkeys too.

Day 12 Bagan - Pindaya


Today fly to Heho and switch to Pindaya across the Shan Plateau, which is the origin of most of Burma's valuable and semi-precious gemstones corresponding to sapphires and rubies. Pindaya is legendary for its fantastic limestone caves that reach into the hillside simply outside of Pindaya city. The caves are a Buddhist pilgrimage site and contain heaps of Buddha pictures and statues from more than a few different centuries in Burma. Keep one night time in Pindaya to permit exploration of the caves and the scenic setting.

Day 14 and 15: Inle Lake Sightseeing


Transfer overland to the brink of Lake Inle and board your personal personal boat to take you around the lake. Spend two days exploring the floating gardens that characterise lifestyles on the lake where contemporary vegetables together with tomatoes, avocadoes and radishes grow on the skin of the water. additionally seek advice from the local 5-day rotating market, crucial to the area people the place buying and selling of local produce takes situation.

Day 16 and 17: Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach


Take a flight from Heho to Thandwe airport, the transport hub for Ngapali seaside. Have two nights to relax on the white sandy shores of Ngapali, wander up and down the beachfront and sip from a freshly cut coconut in the solar, or eat a seafood dinner at one of the vital many incredible eating places alongside the coast. There are many improbable hotel options at Ngapali seashore for a marginally of luxury to your travel if you would like it too!

Day 17 Ngapali Beach - Yangon Metropolis Tour


Fly back to Yangon in the morning. lately tour the principle points of interest in Yangon including the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda, the busy Bogyoke Market, and stroll round downtown to peer one of the crucial remaining colonial architecture left in the back of from the length of British rule. Yangon is a modern city and so there are lots of opportunities for ultimate minute memento and gift buying too!

Day 18 Yangon Departure


switch from your resort to Yangon airport for onward flight.
Enjoy your Myanmar Adventure Tours

Thứ Năm, 26 tháng 9, 2013

Burma Birding Tour

Our Burma Jungle and Birding Tour begins on the Irrawaddy plains to the north of the capital Yangon. Over 4,000 temples and pagodas in Bagan dot this breathtaking landscape, testimony to the region’s rich history as the last independent Burmese kingdom and centre of Buddhist learning. Key sites here hold important populations of declining waterbirds, as well as supporting no less than four birds endemic to this unique dry zone habitat.

The bulk of our time will be spent exploring the moss-draped forests of the Chin Hills in the vicinity of Mount Victoria. These mountains form part of the Eastern Himalayas, an endemic-rich bird region where several species seen only by a handful of intrepid birders occur. These include the endemic White-browed Nuthatch, Mount Victoria Babax, Chin Hills Wren-Babbler and a chance for the mythical Blyth’s Tragopan. Our final destination will be the southern Shan State situated in the hills of central Burma. Here we visit the sparkling Inle Lake to search for the endemic Collared Myna, Black-headed Greenfinch and other specialties. After birding the deciduous forests around Kalaw for Burmese Yuhina, another highly localized species, plus a good selection of other hill forest birds, our exploration of this fascinating land will come to a close.

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Tour length: 14 days / 13 nights
Tour Type: Birding, Adventure, Trekking
Cities: Yangon, Bagan, Mount Victoria, Mindut, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Kalaw
Price: From US$ 2400/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary

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Day 01: Yangon arrival


Welcome to the golden land of Myanmar !
Our tour guide and driver will meet and greet you for your hotel transfer. Enjoy your tour of Yangon with a walk from Sule pagoda to Strand Hotel where you will encounter numerous of British colonial buildings and Emmanuel Church. You will have chance to observe the local life on Yangon river side. The visit to Shwedagon, the most outstanding pagoda, dominating the skyline of Yangon with a magical golden flash will highlight your day.

Day 02: Yangon – Pyay (Prome)


After breakfast, drive (280 km- 6 hours) to Pyay.
Pyay is situated near the ancient capital of Sriksetra, where extensive archaeological excavations were located. Upon your arrival, pay a visit to the Shwesandaw Pagoda, on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is one of the most scenically beautiful spots in the country. Overnight in Pyay.

Day 03: Pyay (Prome) – Bagan


After breakfast, full day of sightseeing by local ferry to Akaungtaung to see Buddha images carved into rocks overlooking the Ayeyarwaddy River. Along the way see villages and typical rural life.

Day 04: Bagan sightseeing


On arrival, transfer to hotel and proceed for sightseeing, starting with busy Nyaung U market, Shwezigon pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupa, Kyansitthaumin, a tunnel with attractive mural paintings; Bu paya, the oldest pagoda in Bagan; Ananda temple, the architectural masterpiece of a millennium.
After lunch continue sightseeing starting with Htilomilo temple, a double storeyed building with artistic stucco works; Gawdawpalin temple, famous for its colourful glazes plaques and enjoy the sunset from Shwesandaw pagoda.

Day 05: Bagan – Nat Ma Taung National Park


Drive from Bagan to Natmataung National Park (Mt. Victoria) for bird watching. Birding stop on the way to see again Jerdon’s Minivet and Hooded Treepie, together with near-endemic White-rumped Falcon, White-eyed Buzzard, various species of Woodpeckers, five species of Parakeet which are Alexandrine, Rose-ringed, Blossom-headed, Grey-headed and Red-breasted Parakeets, Small, Scarlet and Rosy Minivets, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch and others.
Overnight at the guesthouse.

Day 06: Nat Ma Taung National Park


Birding at Natmataung (Mt. Victoria) National Park. This site is a major focal point of the tour. Here we can able to see White- browed Nuthatch and Burmese Tit, Myanmar’s fifth and sixth endemics which are known only in here. Other speciality birds that could be seen on this area are near-endemics - Mount Victoria Babax, Chin Hills Wren-babbler, Assam, Stripe and Brown-capped Laughingthrushes, Green Shrike-babbler, Buff-breasted Parrotbill, Bar-tailed and Hume’s Treecreepers, Black-throated Prinia and Whistler’s Warbler, together with rare and shy Blyth’s Tragopan, rare Mrs Hume’s Pheasant, Hodgson’s Frogmouth, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Grey-sided Thrush, Indian Blue Robin, Spotted Forktail and many other species.

Day 07: Nat Ma Taung National Park – Monywa – Mandalay


Today, we will cross the mighty Irrawaddy River in Pakkoku to Mandalay via Monywa. Arrive in Mandalay in the late afternoon. Free at leisure. If you would like to experience something different, you can enjoy Mandalay night market.

Day 08: Sagaing – Pyin Oo Lwin – Botanical Garden – Anisakan Fall


After visiting Sagaing with Buddha cave and U Min Thonze Pagoda, Soon U Pon Nya Shin Pagoda, Tupayon temple where you can enjoy the great view of Mandalay, depart for a scenic two hour drive to the former British hill station of Maymyo, now called Pyin Oo Lwin. Many reminders of the colonial era are still present in Pyin Oo Lwin, including brick and timber houses. Enjoy a traditional horse and carriage ride through the town and walk around the beautiful recently renovated Botanical Gardens. Visit the local market in the center of the town near to the clock tower.

In the afternoon, take an excursion to the impressive Anisakan waterfalls, north of Pyin Oo Lwin. Overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.

Day 09: Mingun – Mandalay Royal Ancient Palace


Return to Mandalay in the morning. Start your sightseeing today with a boat ride upstream to Mingun, home to Uncomplete Wall, Sandamuni pagoda and Mingun ringing bell. Our local expert will be pleased to introduce you the life of people who live on the banks of Irrawaddy River.
This afternoon, we will travel to Ava, Amarapura to discover the Maha Aungmye Bonzan, Gabaya Monastery, Leaning Nam Myint Tower and the nearby attractions. Enjoy a walk over U Bein bridge, the longest teak wood bridge in Myanmar.

Day 10: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake (by Flight)


Embark on a morning flight to Heho. Skimming along the waterways in a long-tail boat, catch a first glimpse of floating gardens, stilt houses, and fishermen propelling their skiffs with one leg wrapped around an oar. Embark on an afternoon excursion, beginning with a visit to the
Phaung Daw U Pagoda, which enshrines five Buddha images believed to have been carried to this area by the widely-traveled 12th-century King Alaungsithu. Spend our time to know about local traditional work such as making boat, black smith, silk weaving and enjoy the uniqueness of Jumping Cat pagoda. After lunch, pay a visit to the Indein, situated on the southwestern corner of the lake. Here you can wander through a typical lakeside village and observe local people in their daily activities. From the top of old Shwe Inn Dein, an impressive collection of ancient and unrestored Shan style stupas, enjoy a stunning view out across the lake and beyond.

Day 11: Inle Lake – Kalaw


Today, we travel by car toward Kalaw, the beautiful hill station with numerous British houses which reflects vividly the colonial era. En route excursion includes tea leaf plantations and scenic beauty of mountain region to conclude this unique experience.
Upon your arrival in Kalaw, enjoy a pleasant walk to Kalaw train station and nearby botanical garden.

Day 12: Kalaw


Spend the day with a car journey through the most spectacular landscapes stuffed with green forest, secluded hamlets, verdant palm plantation. Here you can see the ethnic tribes on the colorful attires.

Day 13: Kalaw – Yangon ( by Flight)


Board a flight back to Yangon. Visit Scott’s market to buy some souvenirs. Free at leisure.

Day 14: Yangon departure


After breakfast at hotel, rest and unwind until our driver arrives and picks you up for a departure flight.
Enjoy your Myanmar Adventure Tours

Burma Grand Adventure

Grand Burma Tour is a ultimate journey that exposes the temptation of Burma (Myanmar) at its best. From charming smile of Burmese girl to the unique one-leg rower man, from interesting discovery to cozy cultural touches, Burma impress you with her beauty and hospitality that is unlike.

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Tour Duration: 25 days / 24 nights
Tour Type: Cultural, Classic, Adventure
Cities: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Myitkyina, Lashio, Hispaw, Maymyo, Inle Lake, Pindaya, Bagan, Mount Popa
Activity Level: Regular itinerary

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Day 1: Yangon Arrival


Arrive at Yangon International Airport by afternoon flight. You will be welcome by our Myanmar Tour and transfer to Hotel. After check in at hotel, in the evening, proceed to a good local Restaurant. Enjoy a welcome dinner at a good local restaurant in the city center.

Day 2: Yangon City Tour


This morning, we start Yangon visiting includes Botataung Pagoda at the bank of Yangon river, then city center where Sule Pagoda located to see the bustling life of Yangon and City Hall. Then visit BogyokeAung San Market (Scott’s Market), where one can buy many items in one place. Bogyoke Market was built in British colonial times and has a colonial shape. "Chaukhtathgyi Pagoda" it is the fourth largest colossal reclining image in Myanmar and 67m long. In the evening, visit the most magnificent and spectacular religious edifice, Shwedagon Pagoda before the sun set and enjoy the beauty Stupas while it changes the shining of gold in different tones according to the radiant of the setting sun. Stay overnight at a hotel in Yangon.

Day 3: Yangon – Mandalay (by flight)


After breakfast, transfer to airport for the flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, drive to Amarapura, visit to U Bein Bridge which belongs to 1782 recuperated from the waste of an abandoned palace totally in teak wood accredited to the achievement of the mayor U Bein. Then extend Mahagandayone, a monastery with high reputation consists of more than a thousand of monks can be seen at the same time while they have their first meal of the day. Tour continues to Mandalay Hill, a vantage point for a panoramic view of the city and a spectacular sunset view. It is worthy to have a stroll up the hill enjoying panoramic views from different location. Return can be made by car as there is also a car track by the base of elevator just before the platform. Then return to Mandalay.

Day 4: Mandalay Tour


After morning breakfast, Enjoy a boat excursion to Mingun along the Ayeyarwaddy River. During the river cruise, we may enjoy the fascinating landscapes of the river as well as the daily life of the people living along the Ayeyarwaddy. Proceed to Saging Hill, the place of over 700 monasteries, Kaungmudaw Pagoda-the magnificent dome remarkably seen from far away, silverware factory etc. Continue to Ava and visit by horse by horse carts to MaenuOkkyaung Monastery built by the chief queen in 1818 for the venerable chief monk is the unique brick type building of 19th century, Nan Myint Tower-27 meter masonry high is declined due to the earthquake in 1838, Bargayar Monastery well known for its wood carving with 267 teak pillars. Come back to Mandalay.

Day 5: Mandalay


Today, 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 makes it 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.

Day 6: Mandalay – Myitkyina (by car)


This morning, Free till be transferred to the airport for the flight to Myitkyina by afternoon flight. Upon arrival to Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State; proceed to the Hotel and Check in at the Hotel. Enjoy free and easy at the Hotel.

Day 7: Myitkyina


Enjoy a full day to explore the scenic confluence of N'Mai and Malikha Rivers (Myitsone) for one and half hours drive (43 Km). Observe Ayeyarwaddy Confluence and head back to Myitkyina. Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Day 8: Myitkyina


After breakfast at the Hotel, visit to Jawlunchi Tower for Panoramic View, Karainnaw resort, Sutaungpyae Pagoda (Wish fulfilling) and Enjoy sun set at Balamindin Bridge. After all sightseeing spots, stay overnight at the Hotel in Myitkyina.

Day 9: Myaitkyina – Mandalay (by flight)


Take a free and easy at the Hotel until the transfer time to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, proceed to the Hotel and leisure time. Stay overnight at the Hotel in Mandalay.

Day 10: Mandalay – Lashio (by train)


Meet our tour guide at your hotel and transfer to the train station for the train to Lasio. Enjoy one of the most exciting ride passing through 100 years old Gokhteik bridge build over the gorge. Upon arrival to Lasio, proceed to the Hotel and stay overnight at the hotel in Lasio.

Day 11: Lashio – Hsipaw (by car)


This morning, you will be picking up for the trip to Hsipaw. Upon arrival to Hsipaw, strolling in the City in the evening. Enjoy dinner in a good local restaurant. Stay overnight at the Hotel in Hsibaw.

Day 12: Hsipaw trekking


Take a pleasurable up-stream boat trip on Doathtawaddy River for an hour, and trek to a Shan monastery operating as a monastic primary school, where about four monks and 12 novices live. Continue our trek along the vegetables fields and forest for an hour and half to experience a scenic trek in the paddy and some vegetable fields to a shady waterfall on our way back. Stay overnight at the hotel in Hsibaw.

Day 14: Hsipaw – Pyin Oo Lwin (by car)


After breakfast at the Guest house, drive to Pyinoolwin. Today, we drive across the Gokteik River Gorge, a stunning 7 mile descent followed by a steep 5-mile climb. A 100 year old railways bridge which our group already took a train ride is a fantastic view crossing the gorge. Upon arrival to Pyinoolwin, check in at the Hotel and relax

Day 15: Pyinoolwin – Mandalay


Today, we start the exploring trip in (Pyin Oo Lwin) May Myo by air-conditioned car. You can visit sightseeing included Peik Chin Myaung Cave which is about 12 milees of PyinOoLwin, near the Wetwun Village. This natural limestone cave features some dramatic cascades of stalactites and stalagmites with numerous Buddha Images carved by devotees. And MahaAhntHtooKanTha Buddha Image (Pyae Chit Paya), PwayKauk fall, The Chinese Temple, The Botanical Garden and the Market. After all, return to Mandalay and stay overnight at the Hotel.

Day 16: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya (by flight)


After morning breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Heho. Upon arrived at Heho, drive to Pindaya Caves which is one the way drive to Inle, these caves are ensconced in a limestone ridge overlooking the lake. Inside the cavern there are more than 8000 Buddha Images-made from alabaster, teak, marble, brick, lacquer and cement and are arrange in such a way as to from a labyrinth throughout the various cave chambers. Then proceed to Shwe U Min Paya. This is a cluster of low stupas just below the ridge near the Pindaya Caves. Then transfer to the Hotel and Stay overnight at the Hotel in Pindaya.

Day 17: Pindaya – Inle


After breakfast, arrive in Heho airport and proceed to NyaungShwe jetty by car. Then, start exploring in Inle Lake ( by boat ) to PhaungdawOo Pagoda, the most venerable pagoda on the lake, which houses 05 images of Buddha completely gilded, In Paw Khon village to observes the silk weaving, handicrafts, and Ywama Village with long neck people(Pataung People) etc. And precede sightseeing to Jumping Cat Monastery. And stay overnight at the Hotel in Inle Lake.

Day 18: Inle Lake – Indein


This morning, discover the Indein villages where enjoy the green firms, and proceed to Htanpai village where Pao people live there. And proceed to Bamboo villages that you can see the streams and 1050 pagodas which were built 17th Century ago and other tourist sites. And proceed to Ywamagyi Monestry, Kyaesarkone village which is fishing village and Floating Garden. After all, come back to the hotel for relaxing.

Day 19: Inle Lake – Sagar


After breakfast at the Hotel, start boat excursion to Sagar Village which is situated at south part of Inle Lake. It’s the resident of Pao Ethnic and Shan Ethanic and one can observe the Ancient Pagodas Site. In your Sagar Boat trip, you can visit ThaKaung Pagoda Site a series of more than 236 stupas, worthy for a fabulous photo stop. And proceed to Lacquer Ware Factory where one can study the fermented rice wine making. And proceed to Taung Toe Village where one can observe Kyar Thin Gan Making and the culture of the villagers. After all sightseeing, if you have time, you can also visit to KyaukTaing Village, famous for its Pottery Making. One can observe the crafting of oil and water pots as well as the natural, underground kilns used by the villagers. And drive back to Inle Lake.

Day 20: Inle Lake – Bagan (by flight)


Free till meeting our tour guide for a boat trip back to the Nyangshwe town. Take a flight from Heho airport and to Bagan. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and depending on the flight time, we will be enjoying the sunset over one of the Bagan temple. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 21: Bagan sightseeing


Enjoy a full day tour in this temple area. A complete exploration of Bagan includes busy NyaungOo market, the Shwezigon Pagoda and its magnificent golden-plated Shwezigon Stupa, Kyansitthar Umin temple, Wetkyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple, a cave temple with murals paintings. Then, proceed full day sightseeing including Htilominlo Temple and Ananda Pagoda, which are masterpieces of architecture, motifs and design. After all those sightseeing, visit to Bupaya pagoda to enjoy the sunset view over Ayeyarwady River.

Day 22: Bagan discovery


Explore full day sightseeing to Arts and Crafts Markets to enjoy Myanmar Culture Arts and Craftsmanship, Nan Da Min Nya Pagoda, Min Nan Thu Monastery, Dha Ma Yan Gyi Pagoda, Sulamuni Pogoda, Myin Ka Bar Village to observe the Lacquer Ware and Puppet Tapestry, Manuha Phaya temple - which was built by King Manuha - and other some famous temples. At the end of the day, enjoy the sunset view at Shwesandaw Pagoda. Proceed to enjoy dinner at a good local restaurant in your own account.

Day 23: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan (by car)


Enjoy your breakfast at hotel. And ready for the excursion to Mt. Popa by car; a slight trip from Bagan experiencing amid Lovely Hill and Forest Sceneries and it is a steep-sided volcanic peak dedicated to the legendary "Nat" spirits of Myanmar and just 48 kilometers from Bagan. On the way back to Bagan, enjoy the village life of associated areas. Arrive at Bagan, proceeds sightseeing to DhamaYarZaKaZedi and Law Ka Nanda Pagoda to enjoy the sunset view of Ancient Bagan City.

Day 24: Bagan – Yangon (by flight)


Take a morning flight back to Yangon. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. This afternoon, we plan to visit Scott Market for souvenir shopping among the hundreds of stalls. In the evening, walk around Yangon’s China town for it’s lively market with seasonal fresh fruits and local delicacies.

Day 25: Yangon Departure


After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Yangon International airport for your return international departure flight.
Enjoy your Myanmar Adventure Tours

Mergui Diving Tour

If you were to ask a sample of dive guides working in the Andaman Sea, which scuba destination they found was the best in the region, the Mergui Archipelago or Thailand's top diving destination the Similan Islands, 75% of respondents would say the Mergui, and maybe 25% the Similans. However, about half would probably say they didn't know because they have never been to Burma! Myanmar is that kind of place. Our Mergui Diving Tour is that kind of thing. Come and experience !

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Tour Duration: 05 days 04nights
Start: Yangon/Kawthaung – Finish: Yangon/Kawthaung
Tour type: Luxury, Adventure
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour Route: Yangon - Kawthaung - Mergui

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Day 1 Kawthaung – Nga Mann Island


Upon your arrival in Kawthuang, our staff will welcome you aboard to depart from Myoma Jetty to High Rock.Pipefish, Pineapple Fish, Frogfish, Sea Horse and many different species of Nudibranchs can be seen in your fist diving site. Second dive is in Rocky 1, the place to behold  group of Snapper, Tuna, Barracuda and Cuttlefish. Today, we will settle by Nga Mann island, a beautiful island with sandy beach and colourful coral reef.
Accommodation on board.
Meal: Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2 Nga Mann Island – Black Rock


After breakfast, we cruise to to one of famous site in Mergui to dive arond Shark Cave. The cave is located at 15m depth and we can observe nurse shark inside the cave.The highlight of this day is the amazing coral reef, cuttle fish, String Ray, Seahorse, Shrimp and Lobster. Heading back to Black Rock to dock our cruise.
Accommodation on board.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinne

Day 3 Full day in Black Rock


There are 4 dive sites today to enjoy including remote rock which lies in the middle of Andaman sea. This is the home to largest marine life which hosts different species such as Big Tuna, Rays, Sharks and so on.
Accommodation on board.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Black Rock – Maclode Island


We spend our day to indulge in 3 dives at northern Twin Pinnacle. It is time to add more species to your collection starting from Manta Ray, Eagle Ray to Moray Eels, Harlequin and many lobsters.A break will be made for your visit to Andaman resort where you can relax and enjoy a drink before we dock at Maclode Island.

Accommodation on board
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Maclode island – Kawthaung


In the morning, we will dive in Western Rocky, known as one of the best dive site in Myanmar. The most interesting part is to witness underwater tunnel where you will encounter Frogfish, Gray Reef Shark. Your last dive will be conducted at Honor Rock before we sail back to Kawthaung. End the Mergui Diving Tour.
Accommodation: Not available.
Meal: Breakfast
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Thứ Tư, 25 tháng 9, 2013

Northern Shan State Adventures, Burma tours

The town of Hsipaw in Northern Shan State is slowly transforming itself into a new trekking capital of Myanmar. From half a day hikes to 4-day treks – Northern Shan State has it all!

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Available Itineraries:

  1. Shan Villages Walking Tour (Half Day)

  2. Nam Tok Waterfall (Half Day)

  3. Nam Tok Waterfall and Shan Villages Walking Tour (Full Day)

  4. Boat Trip (Half Day)

  5. Palaung Hill Tribe Village and Tea Plantation (Full Day)

  6. Hot Springs (Half Day)

  7. Visiting Northern Suburb (Half Day)

  8. Palaung Hill Tribe Village and Tea Plantation (2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT)

  9. Palaung Hill Tribe Village and Tea Plantation (3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS)

  10. NAMSAM Trekking - Golden Palaung Hill Tribes (4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)


1. Shan Villages Walking Tour (Half Day).


After breakfast in your hotel you will be met by your guide. Walk to farmers' villages enjoying the panoramic scenery of paddy fields, seasonal crops, mountains, and a river. Experience traditional lifestyle of Shan Villages by visiting houses, where women weave, roll cheroots, and produce fans and bamboo baskets. After about four hours of walking you will be back to Hsipaw for lunch.

2. Nam Tok Waterfall (Half Day).


After breakfast in your hotel you will be met by your guide. Walk through the rice field to reach the Nam Tok Waterfall, hich has a nice pool at its base. Visit a limestone cave on the side of the waterfall and climb up 100 ft (30 meters) to njoy a splendid view over an ancient pagoda and Shan Royal Tomb as previously seen on the path in the rice field. Come back to Hsipaw for lunch after about four hours of walking.

3. Nam Tok Waterfall and Shan Villages Walking Tour (Full Day).


After breakfast in your hotel you will be met by your guide. Buy packed lunch from one of the local restaurants and walk to farmers' villages enjoying the panoramic scenery of paddy fields, seasonal crops, mountains, and a river. Experience traditional lifestyle of Shan Villages by visiting houses, where women weave, roll cheroots, and produce fans and bamboo baskets.

Continue on through the rice field to reach the Nam Tok Waterfall, which has a nice pool at its base. Enjoy your lunch, visit a limestone cave on the side of the waterfall and climb up 100 ft (30 meters) to enjoy a splendid view over an ancient pagoda and Shan Royal Tomb as previously seen on the path in the rice field. Come back to Hsipaw after about seven hours of walking.

4. Boat Trip (Half Day).


After breakfast in your hotel you will be met by your guide. Walk to the jetty on the bank of the Dokthawady River and take a boat up the river. Enjoy the beautiful scenery full of mountains, valleys, orange, and orchard plantations along the
river for about one hour. Leave the boat and walk up the hill for about half an hour to see a Shan monastery believed to be 150 years old. On the way you will see plantations of pineapple, papaya, and orange, which are widely grown along the way to the monastery. Return to the boat and continue your journey to the confluence of two rivers, where swimming is possible. Enjoy the view, take a dip in cool water and return to Hsipaw. On the way you can visit a Shan
village with typical houses, small charming garden, railway connecting Mandalay and Lashio, and a small animist temple.

5. Palaung Hill Tribe Village and Tea Plantation (Full Day).


After breakfast in your hotel you will be met by your guide. Prepare for about 10 hours of trekking to the tea mountain and back. On the way you will see Shan and Palaung villages, beautiful mountain landscape, seasonal crops, and tea
plantation. Upon learning about the traditional lifestyle of Palaung Hill Tribe (Mon Kaumer), whose women still wear their traditional costumes return to Hsipaw for well-deserved rest.

6. Hot Springs (Half Day).


After breakfast in your hotel you will be met by your guide. You will walk for about 1,5 hours to the natural hot spring through villages, rice fields, and streams. Take a bath, rest, and come back to Hsipaw for lunch.

7. Visiting Northern Suburb (Half Day).


After breakfast in your hotel you will be met by your guide. Visit a monastery, which is more than 150 years old and see lacquered image of Buddha in Bowgyo Historical Pagoda. Afterwards visit Salt Making Village, which is located just behind the pagoda. Learn about the interesting process of making salt and return to Hsipaw for lunch.

8. Palaung Hill Tribe Village and Tea Plantation (2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT).


After breakfast in your hotel you will be met by your guide. Prepare for about 5 hours of trekking to the tea mountain. On the way you will see Shan and Palaung villages, beautiful mountain landscape, seasonal crops, and tea plantation. Overnight at Palaung Family's house.
On the next day learn about the traditional lifestyle of Palaung Hill Tribe (Mon Kaumer), whose women still wear their traditional costumes and return to Hsipaw, where your itinerary ends.

9. Palaung Hill Tribe Village and Tea Plantation (3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS).


After breakfast in your hotel you will be met by your guide. Prepare for about 5 hours of trekking to the tea mountain. On the way you will see Shan and Palaung villages, beautiful mountain landscape, seasonal crops, and tea plantation. Overnight at Palaung Family's house.
On the next day learn about the traditional lifestyle of Palaung Hill Tribe (Mon Kaumer), whose women still wear their traditional costumes and spend one more night in the village. On the following morning walk back to Hsipaw.

10. NAMSAM Trekking - Golden Palaung Hill Tribes (4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)


Nam Sam is a capital township of the Palaung minority located at 5400 ft above sea level, in Northern Shan State. Surrounding hills are covered with tea plantations and villages. The town looks out over a sea of rucked-up mountain ridges and plunging ravines. Most of the inhabitants are Shwe (golden) Palaung. There are several different types of Palaung such as Ngwe (silver) and Paley Palaung villages sitting on the top of over 6000 ft high mountain around Nam Sam.

The tea cultivation and tea industry is the main local employer. Here is the proposed itinerary:

After breakfast in your hotel you will be met by your guide. Take a jeep to Nam Sam and stop for lunch at Leelu (Palaung Village). Stay overnight in Shwe Phy Taung Tan Guest House. Total driving time for today is about 6 hours.

On Day 2 trek from Nam Sam to Own Matat (Paley Palaung village). Eat lunch at Man Nauk village and stay overnight in Own Matat. Total walking time for today is about 8 hours.

On Day 3 trek from Own Matat to Pan Nyaung (Shan Village). Stop for lunch at Kon Hawk (Golden Palaung Village) and stay overnight in Pan Nyaung. Total walking time for today is about 8 hours.

On Day 4 trek from Pan Nyaung to Hsipaw. Stop for lunch in Na Mont (Shan village).
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Burma Hill Tribe Trek Adventure

Of most off the beaten track is the exploration to Namataung (Mt. Victoria) which vicinity is a home to Chin tribe. The mountainous land had prevented them from the invaders. Chin ladies with the tattooed faces are the major attraction in the villages and most visitors adore the rhododendrons while trekking. Come prepared for the unexpected. The Nat Ma Taung region has recently been reopened to foreign travelers but few make the journey over the jungle track from Bagan. Treks are fully supported.

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Tour length: 12 days / 11 nights
Tour Type: Cultural, Adventure
Cities: Yangon, Bagan, Pakkoku, Mindut, Kanpalet, Chauk, Mount Victoria, Mandalay
Price: From US$ 2300/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary

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Day 1 Yangon


Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel to drop off you luggage. If you arrived by mid day flight, we may proceed for lunch. After lunch, 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 begin our trip in this “Golden Land”. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 2 Yangon – Bagan by flight


This morning we head for the airport to get the early morning flight to Bagan. Check into the hotel and 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, after a visit to lacquer ware workshops; 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 3 Bagan – Pakkoku – Mindat by Jeep


After breakfast, our jeep drive us to Pakokku crossing the river Ayeyarwaddy by ferry at Kyun Chaung and continuing to Mindat about 7hrs drive from Bagan. We will be taking the direct route from Pauk to Mindat, initially crossing the rain shadow plains of Ayeyarwaddy and through teak forested hills towards Mindat. Arrive Mindat and check in at a simple guest house available with very basic accommodation. Overnight at Mindat.

Day 4 Mindat


Today we plan to relax in Mindat and meet some of the local identities. Chin culture is renowned for its strong ethnic identity with a similar tattoo culture to that of Polynesian people. What to see there are Chin ladies with tattoo faces, a primitive Chin playing a bamboo flute with his nose, a charming local market. Overnight at the guest house.

Day 5 Mindat – Kya Do – Aye Village ( Jeep + trek )


There is no rush today, our jeep will drive us to Che Chaung and continue our journey by trek towards Ayesakhan village about 5 hrs trek through Kya Do village with its strong Chin culture. Along the way there are colourful villages and great views towards. Mt Victoria. At Aye village our crew will set us up in simple communal accommodation. Overnight at Aye in simple village accommodation.

Day 6 Aye Village – Mt. Victoria Summit – Kanpalette (Trek + Jeep)


Our route takes you up the forest around the contour of the mountain valley. Jeep will drop you off and then trek up on a relatively steep way for about 2hrs follow by the decent climbing up. Don't worry! The beauty of Rhododendron forest and the sound of silence will drive away your exhaustion. There you are on the summit of Mt. Victoria. It is originally known as Na Ma Taung and named Mt. Victoria after the memorial present to England Queen Victoria in the British time. In local language, it is called Khaw Nou Toung (The Great Mountain or The Mountain of Spirit or The Mountain of Female). It has an area of 432 acres well-preserved by the forestry department. Lunch on the summit. Trek down to the meeting point where your jeeps wait. Continue drive down the hill and arrive you resort, Mt. Oasis, beautifully perched on the hill. Overnight in the resort with very simple accommodation.

Day 7 Kanpalette


Today we start sightseeing on a light trek down the hill around Kanpalette. Visit some villages – Oak Pho, Ma Kyauk Ah & Saut Larn etc. Life there is simple.....in fact the simplest! Animism is an on-going practice. Agriculture & livestock are the life-blood. Ritual is omnipresent. Pretence is unknown. Anxiety & worry can't be found in their dialects. What you are to eye is simplicity beautified with hospitality. Lunch-box on one of the village and end the day when you arrive in Kanpalette. The jeep will transfer you up to the hotel. Overnight in the resort with very simple accommodation.

Day 8 Kanpalette – Chauk – Bagan by Jeep


Morning after breakfast, say good-bye to all the staff in the resort and the beautiful Chin Hill. Drive down the hill leading to central Myanmar. Lunch on the way in a local restaurant. View and landscape are completely changed. Getting warmer with sparse forest. Around Chauk & near Bagan, you see many oil mines in the semi-desert flat plain dotted with acacia, cactus and low bushes. Arrive Bagan – the pulsating vein of Myanmar culture and civilization. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 9 Bagan


Another day in Bagan. Your morning’s sightseeing starts with Lawkananda Pagoda on the river side; continue on to East and West Phet Leik with its clay plaques depicting Jataka scenes; then Thatbyinnyu Temple, the tallest in Bagan; Shwegugyi Temple; the Palace site and Tharaba Gate. In the afternoon your tour includes Apeyadana Temple with its paintings of Mahayana; Nagayon Temple; the Archaeological Museum; Dhamayangyi Temple, a massive Temple with some of the finest brickwork. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 10 Bagan – Yangon by flight


After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Nyaung U airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival check in to your hotel. After lunch, we plan to visit the Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) for souvenir shopping. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

Day 11 Yangon sightseeing


After breakfast at the hotel, continue exploring Yangon cityscape. Tour highlights include Karaweik, a royal barge for fantastic photo shot along the “pilgrims” causeway across the Royal Lake with stunning views of Schwedagon Pagoda; ; Chaukhtutgyi, a huge reclining Buddha image and National Museum where precious collections are displayed. After lunch, visit to non-touristic site of local glass making factory and late afternoon stroll around China Town. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

Day 12 Yangon departure.


After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Yangon International airport for your return international departure flight.

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Bike Adventure tour Burma

Myanmar, with its magnificent surroundings and beautiful landscapes, is absolutely one of the most unique countries for cycling. Myanmar bike adventure tour is designed to experience the country, it's culture, religion and the people along the way to explore every tour-attraction-avenue in the country. From the chilly Shan Hills to the central plain Mandalay, descend down the splendid colonial charms of Pyinoolwin, riding along the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, crossing through the desert like terrain with rolling hills of the Popa Mountain Range and cycling amongst the thousand of temples in Bagan, visitors will find a real taste for their passion of outdoors and enjoying it on a bike. It is a flawless tour, a combination of colorful country-side with glorious ancient Myanmar capitals.

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Tour Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Tour Type: Adventure
Cities: Yangon, Mandalay, Myitthar, Myingyan, Bagan, Mount Popa
Price: From US$ 1900/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary

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Day 1 Yangon Arrival


Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel. 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, 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 2 Yangon - Mandalay by flight


After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for your morning flight to Mandalay, the city of bicycles. Start biking from the airport after assembling. The supported pick-up will be waiting you and following you on the way to hotel. Recommend to bike until you get near the city. And then you will be transferred to the Hotel. Bike to some highlights in Mandalay such as Mahamuni Temple, craft shops and sunset at Mandalay Hill. Overnight at Mandalay City Hotel.

Day 3 Mandalay - Mingun - Sagaing - Amarapura - Mandalay by boat + bike


After breakfast, bike to the jetty. Cross the Ayeyarwaddy River by a private boat (45 minutes). Visit Mingun,an exclusive village and asylum for KING BADON whose dedications are of today-tourist-site. Things to see are unfinished and semi-ruined Pathodawgyi Pagoda, Mingun bell and Myatheindan Paya which is a resemblance of the universe. Bike to Sagaing along the Ayeyarwaddy River, one of the ancient capitals in Kobaung Dynasty. Your supported vehicle will be waiting for you. Drive up the Sagaing Hill, nestling a number of monasteries for retreat, viewing the Mighty River from the top. Return by your support vehicle or continue cycling along the avenue via the river bank is on your wish. Arrive back Mandalay and overnight at hotel.

Day 4 Mandalay – Myitthar by bike


Biking out of the city is not fun and you will be transferred out of Mandalay for about 20 minutes to avoid the congested traffic. Bike southward along the superb high-way for about 40km and arrive Kyaukse, the rice bowl during the Bagan period. This thriving small town is assumed to be the birth place of Burmese, according the British scholar G.H Luce. Then, turn right to a by-way and arrive Myittha, a small charming town. Best place to be local as today night stop is arranged in a Monastery with very simple accommodation.

Day 5 Myitthar – Myingyan by bike


Say goodbye to the chief monk. Breakfast shall be at a local tea-house near the market. Have a leisure walk there and bike to the south further. The road is flat, narrow and roughly tarred. Pass through many villages along the way. Should you take delight in visiting a local house on the way, the guide and the driver with you shall be of assistance.

Day 6 Myingyan – Mt. Popa by bike


Today shall be the most beautiful day to bike. The road is typical to the central dry zone. Begin biking across the dry interior of Myanmar. There are a number of places where they have yet to build bridges so we bike through dry riverbeds or small streams. Tonight we stay at a lovely lodge overlooking Mt. Popa, the site of a popular Buddhist temple build on top of a free-standing volcanic plug and home of the Nats, impish gods who can allegedly have the power to make your life delightful or miserable.

Day 7 Mt. Popa – Bagan by bike


After hiking to the top of Mt. Popa, it is just a short, easy ride across the desert plain to the Bagan. The area is intoxicating. We have another very good hotel in Bagan, perhaps Myanmar’s most important and impressive historical site. Spreading over 15 square miles on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River Bagan is an enormous, ancient collection of temples and stupas. Some are crumbling ruins. Others have been magnificently restored.

Day 8 Bagan


What make the experience of cycling with 2000 millennium old religious edifice better? Relax and enjoy this special place. There will be a formal tours of some of the major temples in the Bagan area or you are welcome to explore the area on you own. This evening we will take a boat ride on the Ayeyarwady River. There is a golf course in Bagan. Both a caddy and an umbrella bearer come with your green fee!

Day 9 Bagan – Yangon by flight.


Morning at leisure or continue explore the rest archaeological zone or bike to a local village and witness the simple life of Bagan people. First, see the market at Nyaungoo and continue seeing the architectural works on the temples. Fly back to Yangon with evening flight.

Day 10 Yangon departure


After breakfast, transfer to airport for your return international flight.
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Ayeyarwaddy Adventure tour Burma

The mighty Ayeyarwaddy exists as an important means of transport throughout Burma (Myanmar) history. Adopting the old cultural and natural setting, our Ayeyarwaddy adventure tour is designed to include the best part of Ayeyarwaddy.

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Tour Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Tour Type: Adventure
Cities: Yangon, Mandalay, Myitkyina, Bhamo, Kathar, Shwegu, Bagan
Price: From US$ 2200/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary

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Day 1 - Yangon Arrival


Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel. 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, 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 2 - Yangon to Myitkyina by flight


After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for your flight to Myitkyina (via Mandalay), the capital of Kachin State. After checking in at the hotel, sightseeing around Myitkyina with busy local market on the Strand Road. After lunch, drive to Win Maw, a Kachin village to see the beautiful scenery of Ayeywarwaddy River and crops cultivation along the road. Overnight at the hotel in Myitkyina.

Day 3 - Excursion to confluence of Ayeyarwaddy


After breakfast, drive to the confluence of River Ayeyarwaddy, 45 km north of Myitkyina. The mighty Ayeyarwaddy begins here and enjoy the panoramic view of the confluence. On the way back, drop by at Karing-Naw resort to relax with a Kachin 'Churu' ( Kachin local sprit) and visit Kachin villages to see traditional back strap weaving of Kachin Longi (sarong) and shoulder bags. If time permits, we can visit native Orchid garden where you can see the famous "black orchid" and naturally dwelling bee hives at water tank which is the main source of water supply for Myitkyina. Drive back to Myitkyina and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 - Myitkyina to Bhamo by car


After breakfast at hotel, drive to Bhamo (186 Km south of Myitkyina) on the famous Ledo Road passing through the villages of Jangphaw Kachin who are mostly Baptist. Late afternoon, arrive at Bhamo and check in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Bhamo.

Day 5 - Bhamo to Kathar by boat


After breakfast at hotel, visit the local market at Bhamo and board to our charter boat for the journey down the Ayeyarwaddy River. Stop by at Kathar, one of the major port along the Ayeyarwaddy river and famous by the setting for George Orwell's Burmese Days. Overnight on boat.

Day 6 - Kathar to Shwegu by boat


Breakfast on board. After breakfast, set sail towards Mandalay and stop by a few more river villages of interesting points. Visit the local markets, old monasteries, schools and children are the highlights of the visits. Overnight on boat.

Day 8 - Mandalay


After breakfast on boat, visit Kyauk-Myaung, the largest pottery production of Upper Myanmar and famed for its glazed pottery, including the large "Martaban jars" used to store water throughout rural Myanmar. Continue sail to Mandalay and late afternoon arrive Mandalay. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure.

Day 9 - Mandalay to Bagan by flight


After breakfast, we will check out from the hotel and continue to airport for your flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, check in to hotel and 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, after a visit to lacquer ware workshops; 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 10 - Bagan to Mt. Popa – Bagan


In the morning, we will be watching sunrise over Bagan (optional) and back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at hotel, we head to Mt. Popa about 48 km south east of Bagan. Mt. Popa, known as the abode of Nats (spirits) - a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honoured by some Myanmar people and the nat museum, which houses 37 life-size nat statues sculpted from teak. It's time to climb for 777 steps to the summit. Proceed to Popa Mountain Resort ( 1hr drive ) for our lunch. The restaurant offer a great view to the Popa summit that stands straight from the central plain. After lunch, return drive back to Bagan. On the way back, enroute stop at village cottage industry to learn the regional product as well as to watch the collection of juice from the palm trees, and its conversion to brown sugar. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 11 - Bagan to Yangon by flight.


After breakfast, transter to Nyaung U airport and fly back to Yangon. Arrive Yangon and transfer to your hotel. After refreshment, 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. In the afternoon, we plan to visit the Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) for souvenir shopping and by car to Karaweik, a royal barge for fantastic photo shot along the “pilgrims” causeway across the Royal Lake with stunning views of Schwedagon Pagoda. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon

Day 12 - Yangon departure


After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Yangon International airport for your return international departure flight.

Note: These itineraries much depends on river conditions and other local factors. Although we try our best to follow the itinerary as close as possible, we would appreciate for your understanding on any practical aspects which do not come up to expectations, and for delays or changes in itinerary.
Enjoy your Myanmar Adventure Tours

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Burma Highlights by Bike

Active Travel tour program has developed in Burma ( Myanmar ) over the past few years. Burma Cycling tour provide visitors with a great opportunity to experience the country while getting some exercise. Enjoy a mixture of different, stunning landscapes along the way. The chilly Shan Hills, the central plain Mandalay to the splendid colonial charms of Pyinoolwin and riding along the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. Burma Cycling Highlights  blends stunning countryside with glorious ancient Burma capitals before ending at a beautifull Burma resort.

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Tour Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Tour Type: Cycling adventure
Cities: Yangon / Mandalay / Bagan / Ngapali / Yangon
Price: From US$ ...../person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary


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Day 1. Yangon


Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel to drop off you luggage. If you arrived by mid day flight, we may proceed for lunch. After lunch, 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 begin our trip in this "Golden Land". Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 2. Yangon - Mandalay by flight


Morning fly to Mandalay, the city of bicycles. We will try to take the bikes along with your flight, since we are flying with ATR 72 air craft with small cargo space, and start biking from the airport after assembling. The supported pick-up will be waiting you and following you on the way to hotel. Recommend to bike until you get near the city. And then you will be transferred to the Hotel. Bike to some highlights in Mandalay such as Mahamuni Temple and craft shops and sunset at Mandalay Hill. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.

Day 3. Mandalay - Mingun -Sagaing - Amarapura - Mandalay (bike) 50 km


After breakfast, bike down to the jetty and cross the Ayeyarwaddy River by a private boat (45 minutes). Visit Mingun, an exclusive village for KING BADON whose dedications are of today-tourist-site. Things to see are unfinished and semi-ruined Pathodawgyi Pagoda, Mingun bell and Myatheindan Paya which is a resemblance of the universe. Proceed to Sagaing, one of the ancient capitals in Kobaung Dynasty, along the River by bike. Your supported pick-up will be waiting on that point. Up on the Sagaing Hill, nestling a number of monasteries for retreat, viewing the Mighty River from the top. Sit on the pick-up or continue cycling along the avenue via the river bank is on your wish. Arrive back Mandalay and overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.

Day 4. Mandalay - Myittha (bike) 74 km


Morning after the breakfast, you will be transferred out of Mandalay for about 20 minutes to avoid the congested city traffic and bike southward along the superb high-way for about 40km where you arrive Kyaukse, the rice bowl during the Bagan period. This thriving small town is assumed to be the origin of Burmese, according the British scholar G.H Luce. Then, turn right to a by-way and arrive Myittha, a small charming town. Best place to be local and an added experience on the trip making a night stop at a monastery. Overnight with very simple accommodation.

Day 5. Myittha - Myingyan (bike) 80 km


Say goodbye to the chief monk and bike to the south further. Breakfast shall be at a local tea-house near the market. Have a leisure walk there and bike to the south further. The road is flat, narrow and roughly tarred. Pass through many villages along the way. Should you take delight in visiting a local house on the way, the guide and the driver with you shall be of assistance. Overnight at a local guest house in Myingyan with simple accommodation, a perfect distance to make your night stop before Mt. Popa.

Day 6. Myingyan - Taungta - Mt. Popa (bike) 84 km


Today shall be the most beautiful day to bike. The road is typical to the central dry zone. You will pass many un-bridged sand creeks winding the toddy forest towards Popa Mountain range with picturesque scenery taking away your exhaustion. . On arrival to the foothill, continue bike up to your resort. Overnight at Popa Moutain Resort which offers great view towards the Popa Taungkalat and Summit.

Day 7. Mt. Popa - Bagan (bike) 50 km


Time for your energy to walk up 777 steps and reach the summit of extinct volcano; the abode of Nat (spirit) called Mt. Popa. Outset with your bicycle to Bagan. Road is narrow but smooth and labyrinths in the toddy/palm trees. Enjoy observing how the local wine/liquor/spirit/candy is made from toddy seed. Arrive in the New Bagan where 2000 Pagodas and temples are rest. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 8. Bagan


What make the experience of cycling with 2000 millennium old religious edifice better? This venue is an archaeological treasure as well as historical wonder and ranked as a World Heritage site by the UNESCO. Some highlights are Ananda temple (the master-piece edifice amongst 2000), Thatbyinnyu temple (the highest one), Dhanyangyi temple (the most massive one). You will also see how the lacquer items are made in a local workshop. Enjoy the sunset from a temple over looking the majestic flat plain. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 9. Bagan - Thandwe(Ngapali) by flight.


Today, we will fly to Ngapali Beach. Time to relax after all the exhaustion.

Day 10. Leisure at Ngapali beach


Unwind on a beautiful beach and recharge after all the cycling we did.

Day 11. Ngapali - Yangon by flight.


Fly back to Yangon and explore the tales of metropolis Yangon in the afternoon. 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 Schwedagon Pagoda and visit the Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) for souvenir shopping. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

Day 12. Departure Yangon


After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Yangon International airport for your return international departure flight.
Enjoy your Myanmar Adventure Tours