Exotic Myanmar

Exotic Myanmar

Tour Info

Yangon - Pindaya - Inle - Thibaw - Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay - Monywa - Alaungtawkasspa - Monywa - Chin - Bagan - Ngapali - Yangon
( 28 Days / 27 Nights )

Trip Overview

This tour is designed for travelers who want to make a trip throughout the country on their first time. In this tour, cultural heritages and nature sites are combined with luxury beach holiday. Not only the popular tour sites but also hiding destinations are included. We do recommend this “exotic-myanmar Tour” for any traveler who wants to see Myanmar in once.

 

exotic-myanmarIncluded Highlights

  • World famous Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Amazing Pindaya cave with over 5000 Buddha statues
  • Amazing Inle Lake and her beauty
  • Hiding Hsibaw
  • Beauty of Pyin Oo Lwin and colonial historical monuments
  • Myanmar’s last Kingdone “ Mandalay”
  • Authentic Burmese villages and the tallest standing Buddha statue in Monywa
  • Elephant riding in Alaungdawkassapa National Park
  • The astounding temple and stupa plains of Bagan
  • Exploration to Tattooed faced women village in Chin State
  • Mt.Victoria and Natmataung National park in Chin
  • The most beautiful beach of the country, “ Ngapali Beach”
 
 

Tour Facts & FeaturesTour Facts & Info:

 Tour Code TEC : 008
 Trip Duration

24 Days/ 23 Nights

 Accommodation 23 nights accommodation will be at the hotel ( B & B). one night accommodation will be at Aye village in Chin . 2 nights accommodation will be at forest camp in the national park. You can choose any type of hotel (one to five stars ) at all destinations where available.
 Transportation

All transportation will be by private car and 4WD at each destination, a private boat if request as mention on detail itinerary and 5 domestic flights

In our experiences, some of our clients recommend to make this tour just by a good private car throughout the tour with an English speaking driver

 Meals All meals can be paid locally but meals in elephant riding and trekking days in Chin State should be included in your package
 Guide Service Choose guide services of local station professional tour guide at each destination or throughout the tour as escorted guide
 Recommended Group Size We do recommend up to 20 Pax.
 Age range  Any age
 Recommended Period  Throughout the year round.
From October to May will be the best time in a year.
 Wifi Available You can get wifi services at hotels on all destinations on this tour except Chin and Alaungdawkassapa National Park

Note:You will need worm clothes when you visit Chin. Trekking will be done on your  visiting  the Chin village on the mountain.

 

To get a discount or promotion rate for single, family or group travelers, please Contact Us. One of our experts will get back to you within 24 hours.

 

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Itinerary

Yangon - Pindaya - Inle - Thibaw - Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay  - Monywa - Alaungtawkasspa - Monywa - Mandalay - Bagan - Chin - Bagan - Ngapali - Yangon
( 28 Days / 27 Nights )

Day 1.Yangon (Arrival)

Arrive at Yangon International Airport, pick up by our company representative. After check in hotel, take your time free. Upon to your arrival time at Yangon, you can make half day sightseeing in the town or take a rest at your hotel to refresh for your great tip in Myanmar. Dinner and one night stay at a hotel in Yangon will serve you pleasure.

 

Day 2 .Yangon

In the morning, visit Shwedagon Pagoda, over 2500-year-old gigantic golden stupa on the highest hill in Yangon. It is the most popular and holy place of the Buddhist people and land mark of Myanmar. After that, observe morning fish market and colorful Thirimingalar Market, the biggest vegetable market in Myanmar. See many different kinds of fish and vegetable from all over the country. On the way to downtown, visit historic Botahtaung pagoda, Yangon river site and Strand Hotel, the earliest 5star hotel in Myanmar and one of the most famous historic colonial buildings in Asia. Visit 2000-year old Sule pagoda and some beautiful colonial buildings in the town. In the afternoon, proceed to Chaukhtautgyi Buddha image, the biggest reclining image in Yangon and Ngahtatgyi sitting Buddha image. In the evening, stroll around the town and visit China-town to see real life of the people in an ancient city, Yangon.

 

Day 3.Yangon – Pindaya by flight

In the morning, flight to Heho and proceed to Pindaya by two hours scenic driving to Pindaya Cave, a famous line stone cave with over 3000 Buddha Images made of different metals in different shades for many purpose. It is saturated on the cliff of the rocky mountain. It was hidden on the cliff behind the bushes for a long time and found in 1981. Visiting in the cave is like entering marvelous Buddha Image museum of Shan people. Bamboo umbrella and paper factory is an idea place for tourists in Pindaya. In the evening, stroll around the Pindaya Lake and village. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.

 

Day 4.Pindaya –Inle

Proceed to Inle lake by morning scenic long driving to discover lifestyle of the Inthar people who live in the highest lake of the country, Inle lake, which is the second largest lake and lies among the hazy blue mountain of the Shan mountain range. Leg rolling fisher men, floating tomato gardens, weaving and silver smith villages are unique attraction of the lake. We will visit Phaungdaw Oo pagoda for its 11th century style five golden Buddha images and an old Shan lacquer ware Buddha images museum at Jumping Cat Monastery in the day time. On the way back to hotel, we enjoy the beautiful sunset on boat. The scenery of the beautiful sunset on the shoulder of hazy blue mountain range behind the lake will feel you as in paradise.

 

Day 5.Inle, Indein

In the morning, we visit colorful morning five-day market to see colorful Shan tribes by having a scenic boat driving through floating vegetable islands and ethnic villages. Boat excursion among the villages will take you back to the time of one century ago. On the way to Indein, we enjoy upstream driving through small locks of the narrow stream surrounded by greed bamboo forest and paddy fields. In Indein, we walk in the ruined pagodas complex to explore the striking old Buddha images in and out of the ruined temples. It looks like a hiding small ancient Bagan for over one thousand small ruined stupas of 11th century. We will take the time to be free and easy in the peaceful evening.

 

Day 6.Inle-Mandalay-Thibaw By flight and car

Breakfast at the hotel, and proceed to airport for our light to Mandalay International airport. Arrive at the airport and drive to Thibaw by our private car. It will be half day scenic driving along the silk-road. We will have our lunch on the way and make some biological stops on the way. It will be high elevation mostly. In the evening, visit famous Bawgyo Pagoda and enjoy the sunset in Thibaw. Dinner and night stop at Mr.Char Guest house will serve you to be pleasure.

 

Day 7.Thibaw Sightseeing

Morning boat trip on misty river is lovely and peaceful to have a vacation to an old Shan monastery, over hundred year old wooden monastery with ancient Buddha images inside, by 45 minute trekking in the colorful farms of flowers, fruits and vegetables on the river bank. We will take our time at the monastery to observe their daily life. After their lunch time, we visit a Shan village which is very beautiful as a colorful garden, calls Sein Lone village. We will try tasty Shan noodle soup for lunch at the village. In the evening, we will make an easy trekking to a waterfall for about one hour. Night stay is at Mr.Char guest house in Thibaw.

 

Day 8.Thibaw-Pyin-Oo-Lwin

After breakfast, we will make a train journey to get an unforgettable unique adventure experience to Pyin Oo lwin. Driving on the world second highest viaduct, historic Gokhtaik is one of the best train journey in Myanmar. The bridge was built by the Pennsylvania Steel Co in 1903. In the evening, we will arrive Pyin Oo Lwin railway station and take a visit to Pyichit Buddha image, huge marble image and the best beautiful botanical garden in Pyi Oo Lwin. Night stop at Pyin Oo Lwin will make you to be peaceful under cold climate for its elevation.

 

Day 9.Pyin-Oo-Lwin-Mandalay

Pyin Oo Lwin is a peaceful town and famous as a former British hill station. After excursion morning market, old colonial buildings and Pwe Kauk waterfall, we proceed to Mandalay. After lunch, check in hotel in Mandaly and take your time easy to refreshment for previous long journey. Leisure evening at the hotel or strolling around Mandalay Palace will serves you to be pleasure.

 

Day 10.Mandalay

In the morning, visit Amarapura, Mahamuni Buddha image and its compound which is crowded with local pilgrimages during the hold day and Mahagandaryone monastery, one of the biggest monastic schools for over one thousand educated Buddhist monk. In the evening, we make a social call to Shwenandaw Monastery, the most beautifully woodcarving monastery originally from the palace compound of King Thibaw, Kuthodaw Pagoda know as the “ World Biggest book” for his 729 stone tablets of Buddhist Pali canon and Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, a great single marble Buddha image. During the peaceful time of sunset on the Mandalay hill, we can have a magnificent view of Mandalay city and its countryside.

 

Day 11.Mandalay-Mingun-Sagaing-Inwa

In the morning, we take an excursion boat trip on the mighty Ayeyarwaddy to explore the way of life of the people who live on the banks of the river and on the small sand islands.
The first visit for the day program will be the world biggest running bell, Mingun Bell, the biggest temple of Myanmar, Mingunphahtotawgyi and the most beautiful temple on the world, Myatheindan Zadi in Mingun village. Then we continue to Sagaing hill covered with over 500 stups and Buddhist monasteries to visit Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda and the Buddha images of the U Minthonesel cave on the hill top. The vista of Mandaly city, beautiful Ayeyarwaddy River and Kaungmudaw Pagoda could be seen very clearly from the hill. In the evening, we visit Inwa for an old teak wood Bagaya monastery, an old brick monastery, Maha Aungmye Bonezan monastery and Nanmyint Watch Tower. We will have unforgettable sunset experiences at over 200-year- old world longest teak bridge, U BeinBridge in Taungthaman lake.

 

Day 12.Mandalay – Monywa by car

In the morning, proceed to Monywa, the biggest Burma typical town in Western Myanmar and the main gate way to India. In our half day driving to Monywa, we visit Kaung Hmu Daw Padgoda and sliver smith factory in Sagaing. Lunch at Monywa and our sightseeing will be included Thanbodday Temple, Bawdi Tahtaung Pagoda, Alantayar Buddha Image, the second largest reclining Buddha image and the world highest Buddha statue Laykyunsatkyar Standing Buddha Statue. We will enjoy the sunset at historical Shwe San Daw Pagoda or on the bank of the Chindwin River. We end our daytime program with the overnight stay in Monywa.

 

Day 13.Monywa ~ Kpine village ~ Alangdawkassapa National Park by car

We proceed to the other side of the famous Chindwin River and drive to Kapine village. After taking a short rest at a monastery, we continue to Alaungdawkassapa National Park by 3 hours adventure driving. It is one of the earliest national park in Myanmar. On the way, we will see some animals as beer, dear and some rare species of birds. Lunch at Gonenyinpin camp and visit Phayar Wa elephant camp for their daily activity and way of life of the people who live together with elephants in the forest. In the evening, arrive at forest Thit Lone Pin based camp. Dinner and over night at forest guest house is look like a camping trip.

 

Day 14.Adventure Safari by Elephant Trekking

After breakfast visit Alaungdawkassapa cave by elephant trekking for one hour. It up to the water level of the small river on the way to cave. Alaugndawkassapa is a name of a famous monk in Buddhist history. So, this national park is famous not only for the dense forest but also for the cave. After sightseeing at the cave, continue our elephant riding to Aunggyi elephant camp. Elephant trekking in the long elephant grass forest and muddy river area. In our trekking, we will see some beautiful orchid. Lunch at the based camp. After lunch, we will have to take another two elephants for evening trekking in the dense forest again. In the evening, we will make our safari along the Thapeiksay creek. It is the best place for our safari. If you are lucky, we will see bear, dear, wild elephant and guar and etc. Dinner and overnight at the forest guest house again.

 

Day 15.Alaungdawkassapa National Park ~ Kapine village ~ Monywa

In the morning, proceed back to Kapine village by adventure driving for 20 miles. On the way, take your time for your photos. We will stay one night at hotel in Monywa.

 

Day 16.Monywa – Pakokku

Morning sightseeing at Phowintaung Pagoda complex, which is one of the hidden cultural heritage sites in Asia, will be a highlight of you trip. There are many lime stone-cave-shrines with 16th century painting on the inner wall and various sizes of stone Buddha images inside. Most are ruined and still in origin. It’s also an oasis of the monkeys on the eastern bank of the Chindwin River. After lunch, we proceed to Pakokku to explore some ancient monuments and visit Pakhangyi Ancient Wooden Buddhist Monasteries in Pakhan. Overnight stay at a small guest house in Pakokku will serve you local atmosphere.

 

Day 17.Pakokku – Mindat by 4 WD

We proceed to the other side of the famous Chindwin River and drive to Kapine village. After taking a short rest at a monastery, we continue to Alaungdawkassapa National Park by 3 hours adventure driving. It is one of the earliest national park in Myanmar. On the way, we will see some animals as beer, dear and some rare species of birds. Lunch at Gonenyinpin camp and visit Phayar Wa elephant camp for their daily activity and way of life of the people who live together with elephants in the forest. In the evening, arrive at forest Thit Lone Pin based camp. Dinner and over night at forest guest house is look like a camping trip.

 

Day 18.Mindut

After visiting morning market, start half day trekking to Pan Aut Chin Village. We will see different tattooed faces of the other Chin women and their way of life. It is one of the big villages of about 400 villager. In our sightseeing in the village, it will include old shaman’s house, wooden memorial poles of their nat festivals, old stone tombs at their cemetery and Chin traditional huts under decorated by many skulls, horns and bones of the different animals. In the evening, we take our time easy or visit some more villages nearby town. We will have dinner at a small restaurant and over night at a local house.

 

Day 19.Mindat - Kyardo Village – Aye Village

After breakfast, start morning scenic driving to Crake River among the Chin mountain range. We will leave our jeep at a small bridge and start up trekking to Chin old traditional villages, Kyardo village and Lutpe village, for about one and half hour. All of these villages are on the hill-side of the mountain and all villagers still use their traditional costumes and live in their traditional huts made of bamboo and long grass. After sightseeing in the village, enjoy their traditional dancing by taking Chin wine, “Khaungye”. Lunch at the village and continue our trekking to the other site of the mountain range to catch our jeep again and driver to Aye Village for another one hour. It will be very cold at the village as its meaning, Aye village means “cold village”. It is in the valley of 300sq miles wide Natma Taung National Park. Wondering in the village to observe the way of life of Chin people and studying the tattooed faced old women are one of the highlight of our trip. Dinner and overnight stay at a village house will give as rare experience.

 

Day 20.Aye Village – Mt. Vactoria – Kampalat

After breakfast, we are taken to the base camp of 10200ft high Mt. Vactoria by our jeep for an hour driving. And then, we will leave our jeep at the based camp and start up trekking to the top of the mountain for 3.5 miles distance. It will be a hard trekking in the first three quarter and will be easy in the rest time till to the top. We have lunch at the summit of Mt. Victoria. It is a home of Myanmar birds and wild orchids. It’s a good trekking under the shady trees, fragrance of the flowers and among the green bamboo bushes. After lunch, we trek back to our jeep and continue our journey to Kampalat. After taking a rest at hotel, we wonder around the Kampalat town to see the way of life of the people. Pine Hill hotel’s dinner and services for night stay will make us pleased.

 

Day 21. Kampalat – Bagan

In the morning, we proceed to historical capital Bagan for Myanmar ancient temples and stupas excursion. On the way, we enjoy scenic long journey in the forest mountain and visit Saw and some villages. Lunch at a local restaurant and make some biological stops on the way. In the evening, arrive at Bagan, one of the wonders of the world and the biggest UNICCO site in Asia and the unique cultural heritage of the Myanmar nation. In the evening, enjoy the sunset at a big temple, Pyathatgyi temple. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Bagan will serve you to refresh again.

 

Day 22&23. Bagan

In the morning, we visit colorful morning vegetable market in Nyaung Oo, the best model Shwezegone pagoda, Htilominlo Temple, three story temple with amazing architecture style and Khayminga five-corner stupas compound.
After lunch, proceed to lacquer ware factory to study the process of lacquer ware making in Bagan. It is a unique souvenir of not only Bagan but also Myanmar. In the evening, we visit around Manuha Buddha images, the only one stone carving decorated temple, Nan Phayar and Gupyutgyi Temple which famous for its 11th century painting inside. After visiting other rest monument, enjoy the unforgettable vista of Bagan and wonderful moment in your life by watching the sunset from a peaceful and quite temple.

 

Day 24. Bagan – Ngapali Beach by flight

After breakfast, transfer to airport for our flight to Thandwe airport. Arrive at Ngapali Beach, it will be free time for your leisure. Overnight stay at a hotel in Ngapali beach.

 

Day 25,26. Ngapali beach

After breakfast, transfer to airport for our flight to Thandwe airport. Arrive at Ngapali Beach, it will be free time for your leisure. Overnight stay at a hotel in Ngapali beach.

 

Day 27. Ngapali Beach-Yangon by flight

After morning leisure time at the beach, transfer to airport for your flight back to Yangon. After check-in hotel in Yangon, take your time easy or shopping and sightseeing some rest monuments in Yangon. One more night stay in Yangon.

 

Day 28.Yangon (Departure)

After leisure morning, we will pick you up at your hotel to Yangon International Airport for your onward departure flight. It will be the end of your great experience on the wonderful trip with Travel Expert.

 

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Extension Tour

We offer most of Myanmar travel services and extension tours from the main cites and additional hotel nights, Balloon right, extra sightseeing as dolphin discovery and following optional tours:

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