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21 Nights / 22 Days – Around Myanmar by Private Car

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Tour Duration:   3 Weeks, 21 Nights / 22 Days

Where to visit:   Yangon, Bago, Golden Rock, TaungOo, Loikaw, Inle Lake, Pindaya Cave, Pyin Oo Lwin, Goteik Viaduct, Mandalay, Bagan, Pyay, & Ngapali Beach

Accommodation:   21 nights of accommodation

Transportation:   Mostly private air-conditioned vehicles, One Day Cruise, Half Day Train Ride, One sector flight

Meals:   Daily Breakfast , Lunch as mentioned in detail itinerary

Service with:   English Speaking Driver & English speaking station guide (different guide in different location)

When to go:   Varies

Tour starts in:   Yangon (Myanmar)

Tour complete in:   Yangon (Myanmar)

Day 1 (Yangon Arrival)
Meal: None

Upon arrival to Yangon International Airport, our guide will welcome you at the airport and make the full day sightseeing in Yangon, including exploratory walking tour to colonial heritage buildings in downtown area, hustling local market, visit to the reclining Buddha and then the great Shwedagon Pagoda – a golden pagoda of the capital – is seemed to be the best ending for the day.

Overnight in Yangon

Day 2 (Yangon – Bago – Golden Rock)
Meal: B

After breakfast at the hotel, we will head to Bago, 50 miles north of Yangon. On the way, we will visit the Htaukkyant World War II Memorial and continue for another one hour to Bago – the ancient capital in 16th century and visit to the famous places, such as Shwemawdaw Pagoda (the tallest stupa in Myanmar), Kanbawzathadi Golden Palace (originally constructed in 16th century but burnt down and was rebuilt on the same site), the reclining buddha, snake pagoda etc.  After the tour in Bago, we will continue to Golden Rock for another 2 more hours and move to an open truck to climb up the mountain. After an hour drive, arrive at the mountain top and explore the unbelievable situated stone.

Overnight in Golden Rock

Day 3 (Golden Rock-Taung Oo)
Meal: B

After breakfast at the hotel, get down to the base camp by open truck and start your trip to the upper Myanmar. On the way visit to the rubber plantation which is the main business of the state. Then, enjoy your lunch at the high way camp and continue to your trip to overnight stop Taung Oo – a busy highway town was used to be a capital in 1510 and last for next 150 years. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and visit to the pretty ornamental lake dates from the days when Taungoo (then known as Katumadi) and walk to the old palace walls and moat along the shady trees.

Overnight in TaungOo

Day 4 (TaungOo-Loikaw)
Meal: B

After breakfast at the hotel, today our trip to Loikaw with the driver only, starting with the Karen hills to the east and passing through the betel palm forest and other tribal villages and driving along the beautiful mountainous road for about 6hrs. You are advised to buy some snacks or fruits to eat all the way. Local foods on the way are not recommended for the travelers. Upon arrival, catch the sunset at the landmark pagoda of Loikaw to enjoy the panoramic view of the city.

Overnight in Loikaw

Day 5 (Loikaw-tribal villages)
Meal: B

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your local guide and start your tour to Karen village where you can see the lifestyles, customs and traditions of the “Long-necked people”. After that continue to another different tribe village and learn their customs and traditions and think about of how we live over one hundred of different ethnic groups are living together. After your tribal villages exploration tour, transfer back to your hotel.

Overnight in Loikaw

Day 6 (Loikaw-Inle)
Meal: B

After breakfast at the hotel, start your trip to Inle Lake with driver. Passing though the Palaung villages and the driving hours will take about 6hrs to get Inle Lake. On the way, visit to the Shan paper and traditional umbrella making factory and famous wooden Shan style monastery with the round shaded windows. Upon arrival to NyaungShwe, we will drive directly to the vineyard, drinking a glass of wine and watching the sun go down with the Inle lake will make your day beautiful after the long drive.

Overnight in NyaungShwe

Day 7 (Inle)
Meal: B, L

After breakfast, meet your local guide at the hotel and start your day. Today our sightseeing will start with the colorful 5-days rotating market where you can learn more about their life styles. Then start exploring the life of Intha, the people who live on the lake, see and feel their beautiful culture including unique leg rolling fisherman, visiting their earning home factories like silk and lotus weaving, silver smith, black smith, cheroot making and canoeing around the fishermen village will understand you more about their ways of lives. Enjoy the delicious Shan traditional lunch in local home will give you the perfect experience.

Overnight in Nyaung Shwe

Day 8 (Indein)
Meal: B

After breakfast at the hotel, check everything out and transfer to jetty, leave your luggage in the car and will deliver to your next hotel on the lake shore. Today our program is to the Shwe Indein Pagoda forest and explore the 16th century complex with its main pagoda and and more than 1,000 weathered stupas covered in vines and take in the serene atmosphere off the beaten path. Walk with your guide for an hour to enjoy the fantastic views over the lake. After exploration in Indein, transfer to your hotel on the lake shore and evening is leisure at the hotel.

Overnight in Inle

Day 9 (Inle – Pindaya)
Meal: B

After breakfast at the hotel, we will check out and continue our trip to Pindaya cave. Some tourist say, on the way to Pindaya is look like Europe country side sceneries. Moreover, there are different tribes along the way and their agriculture businesses make the mountains more colorful. Upon arrival, visit to the famous Pindaya cave where over 8000 buddha images are enshrined. After exploring in Pindaya cave, transfer to your hotel and overnight in the little quiet town.

Overnight in Pindaya

Day 10 (Pindaya – Pyin Oo Lwin)
Meal: B

After breakfast, we will start our trip to Pyin Oo Lwin, today the driving will also take about 7hrs. First 4hrs will be the mountainous road, later about 2 hrs for flat and another 1hr is the uphill and will arrive to Pyin Oo Lwin. Upon arrival, take a relaxing walk at the famous Botanical garden and take the sight-seeing around the town which was the summer resort during the colonial period and made the city plan same as a little town in UK. The clock tower at the middle of the town – Purcell Tower will say something about the town.Then, transfer to your hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin.               

Overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin

Day 11 (PyinOoLwin – Train Ride – Mandalay)
Meal: B

Take the breakfast at the hotel and check everything out. Then, transfer to Pyin Oo Lwin train station and wait for the local train to Goteik Viaduct. Punctually, the train arrives at 9 am and leave at 09:30am but it could be slightly late. The train will take about 3 ½ hrs to pass through the Goteik Viaduct, along the way, you can enjoy the colorful sceneries – sometime paddy fields, sometime flower fields, sometime small town and villages etc. After the train passing through the bridge, leave your train at the next stop that’s where your car will wait for you. Then, drive back to Mandalay and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Mandalay

Day 12 (Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing)
Meal: B

After the breakfast,meet your local guide and start the sightseeing with MaHaMuNi bronze Buddha image-the most important pilgrimage site for local, if it cannot attract you, continue to the street back of the temple where is full of marble stone buddha image curving workshops. That will be really impressed to you. Then, continue to the biggest monastery where you can learn more about the monastic life in Myanmar.
Then head to Sagaing, the other side of Irrawaddy River where is full of monasteries, housing nearly 6000 monks, nuns and lay meditates. Visit to the famous pagodas where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Mandalay from the other side of the river. Then take a short boat trip to Ava- the capital of Myanmar in 18th century and explore by horse cart.  In the evening, enjoy the sunset at the famous wooden U Bein Bridge.

Overnight in Mandalay

Day 13 (Mingun)
Meal: B, L

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will take you to the jetty for one hour boat trip to Mingun. Visit to the PaHtoTawGyi-the biggest unfinished pagoda and the second largest ringing bronze bell in the world and so on. After exploring in Mingun, back to Mandalay and enjoy the lunch on boat and continue the Mandalay sightseeing such as the last palace of Myanmar, Shwe Kyaung-the elegant wooden monastery with very fine wood carving, KuThoDaw Pagoda where have the world biggest book etc, and at the end enjoy the sunset over the city from the great Mandalay Hill.

Overnight in Mandalay

Day 14 (Mandalay – Bagan)
Meal: B

Today, relax and take leisure the whole day on the cruise to Bagan.
Transfer to jetty early morning and start the trip in the sunrise. On the way enjoy the beautiful scenery and ways of life along the mythical Irrawaddy River. The cruise will arrive to Bagan in the evening and your Bagan guide will meet you at the jetty and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Bagan

Day 15 (Bagan)
Meal: B

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your another guide from Bagan and enjoy the full day sightseeing, starting with a local busy morning market and explore the most high-lighted temple and pagodas such as  GuPaukGyi temple-famous for mural paintings, DamayanGyi-the most massive one, Arnanda Temple-famous for artistic skills, Shwe Zi Gon Pagoda, Thetbyinnyu temple-the highest one, PayaToneZu, Pyatthada temple etc are sure to impress and if you see a temple that interests you, just ask your guide to stop for a look. In the evening, take a horse cart ride in the pagoda forest and stop at a temple to enjoy the beautiful sunset over the pagoda sea to complete your day.

Overnight in Bagan

Day 16 (Bagan – Mt.Popa)
Meal: B

Wake up early morning and take the balloon ride before the sunrise. It will definitely be impressed to you. Enjoy the view of pagoda sea during sunrise from high angle and make the wonderful photos with your love one.
After ballooning, come back to hotel and take the breakfast. After refreshments, start the tour to home of spirits-Mount Popa, a dead volcano simply like an oasis in the desert. On the way back, visit to a real Burmese village and visit to the toddy firm. Come back and explore more in Bagan during the rest of the day or leisure at your own.

Overnight in Bagan

Day 17 (Bagan – Beikthano - Pyay)
Meal: B

After the breakfast, we will continue our trip to Pyay with your guide from Bagan, passing through the central dry zone and Myanmar Government Oil & Gas sites. After 3 hours drive from Bagan, we will stop at the Pyu ancient city – Beikthano which is just recognized by UNESCO, where you can see the ancient historical collections at the museum, old original building structures and ancient cemetery. After your exploration tour in ancient city, we will continue to Pyay for another 3 hrs and transfer to your hotel in Pyay.

Overnight in Pyay

Day 18 (Pyay – Sri Khetra)
Meal: B

After your breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to the another UNESCO recognized heritage city – Sri Ksetra , the ancient Pyu Capital in 4th-7th century AD. Visit to the museum where the historical evidence were kept and then explore around the ancient city where you can see the early style of stupas (pagoda) and temples and imagine the kingdom from the last 2000 years ago. Listen to what your guide explain and connect the history of two ancient Pyu cities during the very early time of AD. Then, visit to the landmark Pagoda of Pyay to enjoy the panoramic view over the city.

Overnight in Pyay

Day 19 (Pyay – Thandwe – Ngapali Beach)
Meal: B

Check out from the hotel after your breakfast, today we have to travel to the west passing through the another mountainous road again and  will arrive in the west coast of Myanmar after 6hrs drive. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Ngapali Beach and leisure as you please.

Overnight in Ngapali Beach

Day 20 (Ngapali Beach)
Meal: B
Free & leisure day
Overnight in Ngapali Beach

Day 21 (Ngapali Beach)
Meal: B
Free & leisure day
Overnight in Ngapali Beach

Day 22 (Ngapali Beach – Yangon – Departure)
Meal: B
Transfer to airport and fly to Yangon. The guide will meet you at the Yangon domestic airport to transfer to the Yangon international airport for your departure flight. Guide and Car available if you have some spare time for shopping before your departure flight check in time.

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Services Include:

  • Through-out private air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver
  • 21 Nights accommodation with daily breakfast
  • 1 sector domestic flight (Ngapali – Yangon)
  • English Speaking station guide
  • All entrance fees on tour
  • Meal as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Train Ticket to Goteik Viaduct
  • Cruise Ticket, Mandalay – Bagan
  • Balloon Ticket in Bagan
  • Private cruise to Mingun
  • Horse cart rides in Innwa and Bagan
  • Private boat excursion in Inle Lake
  • Wine tasting
  • Mineral water & towels

Services Exclude:

  • Tips & Personal Expenses
  • Meals & Drinks, unless specified
  • Insurances
  • International flight ticket
  • Others that not mentioned in the itinerary