Chủ Nhật, 29 tháng 9, 2013

Luxury Balloon Tour in Bagan

Balloons over Bagan is the only service that offers visitors an unparalleled aerial view of the region’s stunning landscape from a hot air balloon. It has been rated as the top activity for visitors to Bagan on travel website Tripadvisor and has been featured in numerous international travel publications, including the Weekend Journal of The Wall Street Journal. Being the only hot air balloon operator in Burma, Balloons over Bagan has a profitable track record as well as an impeccable safety record since its inception 13 years ago. It has established itself as a symbol of the exotic travel experience in Burma, as ridership numbers continue to grow annually. Welcome toLuxury balloon tour in Bagan.

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Tour Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Tour Type: Easy luxury tour
Cities: Yangon,  Bagan, Mandalay,Inle Lake
Price: From US$ …/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Yangon by flight

Upon arrival in Yangon, you will receive a warm welcome of our tour guide and he will help you transfer to the hotel for check-in. Firstly, we drive one around Yangon city to contemplate the colonial style buildings, the Chinatown area and the Indian quarter. Then we will stop at Sule Zedi where a sacred hair relic of Lord Buddha and other relics are enshrined. Our second stop is Chaukhtatgy Temple which has one of the biggest and most graceful Reclining Buddha statues in South East Asia. Afterward, we boat alongside Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake to take some photos before moving ahead to Shwedagon Pagoda. Shwedagon Pagoda is the most popular and well-known pagoda in Yangon. It is a great cone-shaped Buddhist monument that crowns a hill about one mile north of the Cantonment. Annually, many Myanmar people come here to pray and make offerings. Stay overnight in Yangon.

Day 2 Yangon to Bagan by flight

After a morning flight from Yangon Airport, we will have a full day of sightseeing Bagan. Home to more than 2000 temples, Bagan’s beauty and historical significance is unsurpassed. To start the day, we visit Shwezigon pagoda- the most important reliquary Shrine in Bagan, a centre of Prayer and reflection for the new Theravada faith King Anawarahta. Then we move to Kansitta “Cave” temple which served as a place of lodging for monks. Its long dark corridors are painted with murals, some of which depict the Mongul soldiers. Equally beautiful, Gubyaukgyi “cave” temple is famous for fine frescoes of “jataka tales”. Our last stop in the morning is Htilominlo – the last Bamar style temple built in Bagan, with old murals and friezes.

In the afternoon, we will explore Ananda Temple which is considered to be one of the most surviving masterpieces of the Mon architecture and also known as the finest, largest, best preserved of the Bagan temples. Next, we will visit Dhamayangyi – a massive-looking temple dating from end of 12th century. The temple has long been famous for its interlocking mortar less brickwork. Afterward, we head to Mingalarzedi pagoda lying close to the Ayeyrwaddy River bank. Because of being built in the late period before the kingdom’s decline, the pagoda represents the final flowering of Bagan’s architectural skills.
To complete the day, we visit Shwesandaw Stupa to enjoy the beautiful sunset and get an overview of Bagan’s temples and the poetic Ayeyarwady River.

Day 3 Bagan by car

In the early morning, we take a sunrise flight over the plains of Bagan. From above looking down, Bagan is beautiful as a watercolor picture. Along two banks of the gentle Ayeyarwady River are small villages hiding in the bamboo trees. The top of golden pagodas glistens under the sunlight. The flight surely gives you interesting and unheard-of experience of the country of Myanmar.
We can spend the rest of the day exploring the temples on lands
Stay overnight in Bagan.

Day 4 Bagan – Heho – Inle lake by flight

In the early morning, we take a flight to Heho. From here, we drive to Inle Lake via the Beautiful landscape of Shan state and make check- in hotel procedure. Our hotel is located on the surface of Inle Lake by a motorized boat.
Before moving to some highlights of Inle Lake, we will boat around the Lake to get its overall view. Inle Lake has long been considered “Nenice of Myanmar”. On the surface of the lake, you can see floating villages, floating gardens, floating markets, several traditional villages such as forging, weaving and so on. The most special sight on Inle Lake is floating gardens where the local use the water hyacinth combining with seaweed on the bottom of the lake to keep the soil to grow more vegetables such as tomatoes, mint……. . Up and down the lake have many temples, monasteries with golden pinnacles brightening on the sunlight.
Our first stop is Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda where houses the five Buddha images. These images are covered with gold in order to make visitors not be able to see the original form. Leave Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, we continue to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery to see well- trained jumping cats, before turning back to your hotel
Stay overnight on Inle Lake.

Day 5 Inle  - Indein – Inle by boat

Breakfast at your resort
This morning, we will enjoy boat trip over the lake and cruise long the small stream to one of the most unique market on Inle lake which happens 5 days in different villages in Inlayarea : the Indein market. There is no better chance to behold the scene of Pa-O, Padang tribes in their traditional dresses.
Our guide will offer you some visit to local habitat of Pa-O people in Indein.
Back to your resort for your relaxation and enjoy the sunset.

Day 6 Inle – Heho – Yangon by flight

After breakfast at hotel, we will transfer back to Heho and take a flight to Yangon. At Intel’ Yangon Airport, we fly back to home countries.
Enjoy your Myanmar Tours

Thứ Sáu, 27 tháng 9, 2013

Why enjoy a Burma tour with us ?

Every single dollar you spend with us stay with the local!

We do understand that the certain amount of money has to be spent for marketing or promoting a destination and therefore, we do believe the existences of foreign tour companies are necessary. We appreciate the efforts in promoting our country and without efforts, thoughts, concerns, and love for the country; we won't be able to survive.

However, on the other hand, we also believe to balance the money tourist spend goes rightly to the local people here. Therefore, we suggest you to use 100% local tour services with sound experience and good reputations. Hopefully, you will agree that any profits from tourism should not flow straight back to the rich, industrialized nations but should be left in Burma to support the poor and we are here to help you do that!

Here are couples of the reason why you should travel with Seawander.Asia

  • Our trips offer incredibly good value for money

  • Committed to sustainable and pro-poor tourism in Burma (Myanmar)

  • Using only best hotels with best prices run by local family

  • Employ experienced and solicitous local tour guides

  • Value for money you spend ( working with grass-root level )

  • Low impact on natural resources

  • Respectful and observant of local customs and

  • Rupportive of local economies

Enjoy your Myanmar Tours

Thứ Năm, 26 tháng 9, 2013

Taunggyi Balloon Festival Tour

The stunning Taunggyi Balloon Festival Tour takes place in November yearly. This fantastic trip where we experience the best that Burma has to offer - including visiting some of Burma’s most interesting temples and ancient ruins, trekking off the beaten track, as well as spend time at one of Burma’s most beautiful Ngapali beach.

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Tour Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Tour Type: Adventure, Trekking, Cultural
Cities: Yangon, Kalaw, Pindaya, Nyaungshwe, Inle Lake, Taunggyi, Ngapali Beach
Price: From US$ 2100/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary

Day 1 Yangon arrival

On arrival at Yangon you will be transferred to your hotel. Depending on your time of arrival we can drive downtown and start a walking tour to observe the way of life along the river and then walk along to Pansodan street famous for its impressive colonial buildings and busy sidewalk markets. Overnight hotel.

Day 2 Yangon – Kalaw

Fly to Heho on the morning flight, after arrival we will cycle to the former British hill station of Kalaw stopping on the way to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Upon reaching Kalaw we will explore the surrounding pine forests and colonial houses whilst inhaling the cool mountain air. Overnight Hotel

Day 3 Kalaw – Trekking to Pindaya

Today we will start trekking in the direction of Pindaya, hiking past several traditional villages of the Palaung tribe. They are thought to be the earliest inhabitants of Myanmar and they still live a very traditional lifestyle. We will learn about the seasonal crops they grow, which include the leaves used to produce the ubiquitous cheroots. We will arrive at a local monastery or homestay where we will enjoy dinner and have welcome chance to relax. Overnight Ywadaw village homestay or monastery,

Day 4 Pindaya trekking

The trek to Pindaya continues with several stops at different tribal villages, such as Danu and Pa-o. We will get a fascinating introduction into their culture and learn about their ancestral customs. A packed lunch will be enjoyed at one of the villages on the way. Overnight homestay in Shan Ywa.

Day 5 Pindaya sightseeing

We wake up to the cool mountain air and enjoy breakfast before setting out on a full day of unchallenging trekking. Along the way we will be exposed to the spectacular natural scenery of the surrounding mountains and Pindaya caves . We stop by several villages, enjoying the sight of women in colorful ethnic clothing and experiencing more of their rural way of life. Overnight in village monastery or local homestay.

Day 6 Pindaya – Inle Lake

Today we enjoy a scenic unchallenging bicycle ride to Nyaung Shwe (at the head of Inle lake) passing traditional villages and inviting countryside scenery. Accompanied by a support vehicle, you are free to cycle part or all of the way. On our approach to Inle Lake, learn about the people living in stilted houses on the lake shore. Overnight at Hotel, Inle lake

Day 7 Inle Lake sightseeing

Today leave the hiking boots and bikes behind for some spectacular sightseeing around and on the waters of Inle Lake. Explore the Lake's morning market, visited by local hill tribes people and the Inthar before passing stilted houses. Be awed by the iconic leg-rowing fishermen of the lake. Following a visit to the monastery and lunch, stroll around the Pah-Oh villages of Indein and meet the local people. Overnight at hotel - Inle lake

Day 8 Taunggyi Balloon Festival

This day, you will have a very interesting visit to Taunggyi to enjoy the Taunggyi Balloon Festival. On the way you can visit Shwe Yan Pyay in Nyaungshwe. After 1 and a half, you will reach Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State. Visit the Taunggyi local market. Continue to Kakku, the non-touristic attraction with many stupas of Myanmar and Shan style located harmoniously. Return to Inle Lake. On the way back to Inle Lake, you can visit the Htan Cave which is a small copy of Pindaya and Indein.

Day 9 Inle Lake – Ngapali Beach

This morning we will take a flight to NgaPail beach resort where you will have free time to enjoy the white sandy beaches and dine at the spectacular restaurants beneath the palm tree. Overnight hotel.

Day 10 Ngapali Beach

Free time in Nga Pali to do as you please.

Day 11 Ngapali Beach

Free time in Nga Pali to do as you please.

Day 12 Ngapali Beach – Yangon

We will fly back to Yangon on the morning flight and continue our exploration of this amazing city. Overnight hotel.

Day 13 Yangon departure

If time allows before your airport transfer you can take a last walk about the downtown area. End your Taunggyi Balloon Festival Tour.
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Burma Photo Tours

Burma is a country that has long been off the agenda for the responsible traveler however its doors have been opened for those who want to see its wonderful landscapes and sights, from pagodas to people, Burma is a photographer’s paradise and is guaranteed to enchant you. This Burma Photo Tour offers you a comprehensive journey that not only takes you to the highlights but also takes you into the hinterland amongst the farms, villages and people where tourists are rarely seen. In the middle part of the tour you have the option of trekking through the hills of the Shan state down to Inle Lake. There will be an overnight stay in a village. Those who have done it regard this as a highlight of the tour. Another option is to take a balloon ride at dawn over the temples. Simply stunning!

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Tour length: 11 days / 10 nights
Tour Type: Photo, Cultural, Classic
Cities: Mandalay, Bagan, Kalaw, Inle Lake, Yangon
Price: From US$ 1800/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary


Day 1 Mandalay Sightseeing

The tour will start in Mandalay with an early afternoon briefing where all guests can introduce themselves and begin to get to know each other. Before sunset we take a stroll along the vibrant riverfront immediately in front of our hotel.

Day 2 Mandalay Ancient Capitals

In the morning we tour the historic site of Inwa (Ava) by horse and cart. This ancient capital is now mainly farmland, orchards and palm-fringed paddy fields dotted with ruined pagodas. In the afternoon we cross the Ayerwaddy to Sagaing where we visit monk and nun schools. At sunset we go to the iconic U Beinbridge where we hope to capture monks and locals carrying their wares atop their heads and the setting sun from a boat on the lake below.

Day 3 Mandalay - Monywa

Early to drive to Monywa. This allows us plenty of time to stop at markets, in villages and by the paddy fields on the way. We reach our hotel in time for lunch and a dip in the pool. In the slightly cooler late afternoon we set off for Thanboddhay Paya, home to over 500,000 buddhas, and Bodhi Tataung which has a 423ft standing buddha amongst 1000s of others.

Day 4 Monywa - Bagan

In the morning we head south crossing the Chindwin river, and drive to the Phowintaung Caves. The caves contain myriad Buddhas, all different, dating from the 14th to the 18th centuries. We lunch in Pakokku after which we board a small boat for the two-hour ride down the Ayarwaddy river to Bagan. After checking in to the hotel, we head out to the temples for the famous sunset over Bagan, fitting in an interesting local village on the way.

Day 5 Bagan

Once again, an early start ahead of the crowds in order to get a prime spot from which to view the spectacular sunrise over Old Bagan. After breakfast back at the hotel we provide you with bicycles so that you can explore this enormous site by yourselves. You will probably want to enjoy the swimming pool in the hottest part of the day. Those who do not wish to cycle can hire a horse and cart or taxi.

Day 6  Bagan - Kalaw

There is a seasonal option to take a balloon ride at dawn which offers a unique chance to see the Kingdom as never seen before (by arrangement and at supplementary cost). We leave for the airport for a mid-morning flight to Heho, and drive to Kalaw, an old hill station from the days of the British Raj. We will stop at the 5 day market famous for its minority tribe vendors and traders. In the afternoon there is a postproduction class followed by some free time to explore this interesting town.

Day 7 Kalaw trekking

After breakfast we drive to Baw Ning Gone village to start our trek with a local guide. The bus will take our luggage and any non-trekking guests directly to a hotel in Nyaung Shwe. Walkers set out from the village for a two and a half hour walk arriving at Kone Hla village for lunch and a well earned rest from the heat of the day. Three more hours brings us to Pattu Pauk village passing through other settlements on the way. Htee Thein is our final destination for the day, and we stay overnight there in the monastery or at a local home if this is available.

Day 8 Indein

An early start allows us to finish our five hours trekking to arrive at Indein for lunchtime. We will visit several villages lived in by the Inthar and Pao tribes, and pass through cheroot leaf and ginger plantations. Indein village is a photographic highlight with its busy riverside, and its many ancient and modern pagodas littering the hillside as far as the eye can see. We then travel by boat to stay overnight in a stilted hotel on Inle Lake.

Day 9 Nyaung Shwe

In the morning we board a boat on the main lake. We have arranged for special permits to allow us to explore further south, off the beaten track and away from the main tourist areas, to visit two lakeside minority villages. After lunch we head north to Nyaung Shwe. We return to the lake later in the afternoon to see the famous leg-rowing fishermen at sunset.

Day 10 Inle Lake - Yangon

We take an early morning flight to Yangon, the capital. We have lunch in the Indian quarter and then set out to explore the streets of central Yangon taking in the faded colonial architecture and the modern hustle and bustle of the city. And, not to worry, we would not let you leave without a late afternoon/sunset visit to the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda.

Day 11 Yangon departure

We board the circular slow train which snakes slowly through all manner of Yangon suburbs, and brings you face to face with commuting locals. This is a real ‘behind the tourist scenes’ insight into daily life in the capital. We then make our way to the airport in good time for our flights out. End your Burma Photo Tour.

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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


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.
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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


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.
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Burma Water Festival Tour

Burma Water (Thingyan) Festival is the Burmese New Year Festival and usually falls on mid-April, about April 13 or 16. It is a Buddhist festival celebrated throughout the country over a period of four to five days commencing in the new year. Formerly the dates of the Thingyan festival are calculated according to the traditional Burma lunisolar calendar and but now have fixed Roman calendar (13 to 16 April) equivalent - it often coincides with Easter. The dates of the festival are observed as the most important public holiday throughout Burma and are part of the summer holidays at the end of the school year. Water-throwing or dousing one another from any shape or form of vessel or device that delivers water is the distinguishing feature of this festival and may be done on the first four days of the festival. However, in most parts of Burma, it does not begin in earnest until the second day. Thingyan Festival is comparable to other new year festivities in Theravada Buddhist areas of Southeast Asia such as Lao New Year, Cambodian New Year and Songkrann Thailand. Come and join our Burma Water Festival Tour and experience the joyful atmosphere of my country.

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Tour Duration: 07 days 65 nights
Start: Yangon – Finish: Yangon
Tour Type: Cultural
Tour Operates: Not regular
Activity Level: Easy
Tour Route: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay
Price: From US$ /person

Day 1 Yangon arrival ( 09 April )

Arrive Yangon by International flight. Transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Yangon.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 2 Yangon - Mandalay ( 10 April )

After breakfast, transfer to airport for Yangon to Mandalay by domestic flight.
On arrival, begin your Mandalay sightseeing, ahead to 200 year old Ubein teak bridge, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital. After lunch at a good restaurant in Mandalay, experience the sight and sounds of Mandalay including one of the most revered religious monuments in Myanmar, the Mahamuni Image; the Silk Weaving Industry; tapestry workshop; the Shwenandaw Monastery - a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw - the world’s largest book , make of marble. At the evening, sunset from Mandalay Hill, a vantage point for panoramic view of the city.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 3 Mandalay - Yangon - Bago ( 11 April )

Transfer to Airport for domestic flight to Yangon. Arrive Yangon and proceed to Bago . On the way, Enjoy with water splashing Festival and sightseeing; the Shwemawdaw Pagoda - the highest pagoda in Myanmar , Shwethalyaung Pagoda - another biggest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar built during 9th century, Kyeik Pun Pagoda - four gigantic Buddha images. After sightseeing, return back to Yangon.

Day 4 Yangon City Tour ( 12 April )

After breakfast, Enjoy with water splashing Festival.  After lunch at Yangon sightseeing at Shwedagon Pagoda - one of the wonders of the World; Chaukhtatgyi reclining Buddha image - a colossal reclining Buddha Image; Sule Pagoda - in the city centre;  downtown & Chinatown.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 5 Yangon - Water Festival ( 13 April )

Enjoy with water splashing Festival
Overnight at Hotel

Day 6 Yangon - Water Festival ( 14 April )

Enjoy with water splashing Festival
Overnight at Hotel

Day 7 Yangon Departure ( 15 April )

Transfer to Yangon International Airport for International flight.  End your Burma Water Festival Tour

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