Myanmar Odyssey Tour

Myanmar Odyssey Tour

Tour Info

Yangon – Golden Rock – Phokyar Elephant Camp – Kalaw – Pindaya – Inle – Mandalay – Monywa – Pakokku – Chin – Bagan – Yangon
( 21 Days / 20 Nights )

Trip Overview

Myanmar Odyssey Tour is designed for private small groups who don’t want to take many domestic flights in the country. This tour is combination of all popular cultural destinations, some hiding historical monuments and the main minorities of Chin hill. You can enjoy nice and memorable scenic driving throughout the country. If you prefer to do trekking on Chin mountain range and famous Mt. Victoria, it will be a highlight of your trip. If not, you can do Chin village sightseeing just by driving and walking. We strongly recommend this tour if you want to see beautiful nature and authentic culture of Myanmar in once.

 

myanmar-odysseyIncluded Main Highlights

  • World famous Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Golden Rock Pagoda, amazing holy pagoda
  • Elephant riding at Phokyar Elephant camp
  • Old British hill station with colorful hill tribes at Kalaw
  • Amazing Pindaya cave with over 5000 Buddha statues
  • Authentic way of life of the people on the water and boat sightseeing in Inle Lake
  • Myanmar’s last royal Kingdone “ Mandalay”
  • Burmese villages and the tallest standing Buddha statue in Monywa
  • 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
 

Tour Facts & Features

Tour Code TEC : 006
Trip Duatation 21 Days / 20 Nights
Accommodation 19 nights accommodation will be at the hotel ( B & B). one night accommodation will be at Aye village in Chin . You can choose any type of hotel (one to five stars ) at all destinations where available.
Transportation All transportation will be by a private car or 4 WD at each destination, a private boat 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 local station professional tour guide service at each destination or throughout guide service with a professional 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
Note

You will need worm clothes when you visit Golden Rock pagoda and Chin. Trekking will be done on your visit to Chin village on the mountain if you prefer.

 

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 – Golden Rock – Phokyar Elephant Camp – Kalaw – Pindaya – Inle – Mandalay – Monywa – Pakokku – Chin – Bagan – Yangon
( 21 Days / 20 Nights )

Visiting Shwedagon Pagoda complex in Yangon, amazing holy Golden Rock Pagoda, ancient Mon capital of Bago, Phokyar elephant camp, beautiful Kalaw hill station, amazing Pindaya Cave, world famous Inle Lake, the last royal capital of Mandalay, authentic cultural of tattooed face women, unspoiled Monywa and famous Mt.Victoria in Chin State and the astounding temple and stupa plains of Bagan, 21-day tour will be unforgettable wonderful holiday for all of you.

 

Day 1.Yangon ( Arrival )

Arrive at Yangon International Airport, warmly welcome by our representative. After check in hotel, take your time free. Upon to your arrival time at Yangon, you can make half day sightseening in the town or take a rest at your hotel to refresh for your great tip in Myanmar. Dinner and one night 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. And then, visit historic Botahtaung Pagoda, Yangon river site and the Strand Hotel, the earliest 5-star hotel in Myanmar and one of the famous historic colonial buildings in Asia. Visit over 2000-year old Sule Pagoda and some beautiful colonial buildings in the town is ideal for you. After lunch, proceed to the biggest reclining statue of the twon , Chaukhtautgyi Buddha image and Ngahtatgyi sitting Buddha image. In the evening, stroll around the town and visit China-town to see real life of the people in the old city. Night stop will be at the same hotel in Yangon.

 

Day 3.Yangon – Bago – Golden Rock

As the beginning of our procedure on this day, we proceed to Golden Rock Pagoda by our private car. On the way, we visit Kyikepun four faces Buddha images at Bago and stop several times to take country-site photos. We will have our lunch on the way and leave our private car in the truck station at the first based camp. And then, proceed to upper camp by taking a public open truck for 45 minutes driving along the hair-pin-bens road among the forest mountains. And then we start trekking for two and half kilometers to be at the top. After taking a short rest at hotel, we visit Golden Rock Pagoda on the summit of the hazy blue mountain. It is famous for its magical point between gigantic boulder and high steep rock. It has stood on the edge of the steep rock hill for over 2500 years. On the pagoda platform, we can enjoy the sunset and observe the ways of life of the local pilgrims. It’s cold and very pleasant atmosphere for the elevation of 3615 ft. Enjoy the dinner and pleasurable night life on the mountain can make our mind refresh and give experiences that we cannot forget.

 

Day 4.Golden Rock – Phokyar Elephant Camp

We enjoy the sunrise at your hotel and visit Golden Rock again in the morning. On the way back to the truck station, we’ll meet many pilgrims, monks who are going around the mountain to receive offering foods and some hermits who make meditation in the deep jungle. We will take our car at the truck station and proceed to Phokyar Elephant Camp. Half day journey to there is like discovery trip in the middle Myanmar. In the evening, arrive at Phokyar Elephant Camp and take your time easy. We will have dinner and overnight stay at the resort.

 

Day 5.Phokyar Elephant Resort

Phokyar forest resort is an ideal place to explore the daily life of elephants and their mahouts and study how they live together, what is their daily life and how they service. It is located on a foot-hill of Bago Yoma mountain ranges recently emerged as the ideal eco-tourism spot of Myanmar. The 150-year-old teak trees, other commercial tree and some more species are within the camp. The fragrances of the seasonal flowers and wild orchids,the humming and chit-chatting of birds will take you to be in paradise. Excursion by elephant trekking in the forest will make you exciting as an adventure trip. We will enjoy the natural beauty of the deep jungle and study the daily working activities of elephants and their working in timber production with mahouts together. In the evening, we have a pleasant dinner and overnight stay the resort.

 

Day 6.Phokyar Elephant Camp – Kalaw

After beakfast at the resort, we will have half day driving to Kalaw. We will drive on the mountain range to enjoy the lovely scenery of the high forest mountains. Kalaw was one of the famous Pine Hill stations in the British time and became a good trekking area in Shan state. After lunch, we have visit to big Shan lacquer wear Buddha image at a hill monastery and trekking around the town to see some different ethnic groups of Shan in the evening. After dinner, overnight stay at a hotel in Kalaw.

 

Day 7.Kalaw – Pindaya – Inle

Visit a colorful morning market in Kalaw. All of the mountain tribes in their colorful traditional costumes will come and have a joy the market in the same time. Afte that, we enjoy the 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. After lunch, we proceed to Inle Lake for about two hours driving. On the way, we will take our time to enjoy the photography. We are pleased for the sunset from your hotel in the Lake, as well as dinner and overnight stay in the Lake.

 

Day 8.Inle Lake

Proceed to Inle lake by morning flight 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. Night stop will be same as last night.

 

Day 9.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. Overnight will be at the same hotel.

 

Day 10.Inle Lake – Mandalay by flight

In the morning, proceed to Mandalay by flight and visit 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 known 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. Night stop will be at a hotel in Mandalay.

 

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 beautul 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 Mandalay city, beautiful Ayeyarwaddy River and Kaungmudaw Pagoda could be seen very clearly from the hill. In the evening, we’ll visit old teak wood Bagaya monastery, an old brick monastery, Maha Aungmye Bonezan monastery and Nanmyint Watch Tower in Inwa. We will have unforgettable sunset experiences at over 200-year-old world longest teak bridge, U Bein Bridge on Taungthaman lake. Overnight will be at the same hotel.

 

Day 12.Mandalay – Monywa

In the morning, proceed to Monya, the biggest Burmese typical town in western Myanmar and the main gate way to India. In our half day driving to Monya, we’ll visit Kaung Hmu Daw Pagoda and silver smith factory in Sagaing. Lunch will be at Monywa. Our sightseeing will be included Thanbodday Temple, Bawdi Tahtaung Pagoda, Alantayar Buddha Image, the second largest reclining Buddha image and the world tallest 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’ll end our daytime program with overnight stay at a hotel in Monywa.

 

Day 13.Monywa – Pakokku

Morning sightseeing at Pho Win Taung Pagoda complex, which is one of the hidden cultural heritage sites in Asia, will be a highlight of your 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 14.Pakokku – Mindat

After breakfast, drive to Mindat for our soft adventure trekking trip in Chin State. On the way, visit morning market at Kanma village and take a short rest at Pontaung and Ponenyar mountain range. In the evening, arrive at Mindut and stroll around the town. It is a small hill station but second capital of Chin state. It was one of the British administrative towns in colonial time. We’ll have dinner at a local restaurant and overnight stay at a hotel in Mindut.

 

Day 15.Mindut

After visiting morning market, start half day trekking to Pan Aut Chin Village. In this village, we will see different tattooed faces of the other Chin race and their daily life. It is one of the big villages of about 400 villagers. 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 16.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 our. 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 side of the mountain range to catch our jeep again and drive to Aye Village for another one hour. It’ll 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 traditional house in Aye Village will give as rare experience.

 

Day 17.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 Kampala 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 18.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 UNESCO 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 19.Bagan

In the morning, we visit colorful morning vegetable market in Nyaung Oo, the best model Shwezegone Pagoda, Htiminlo 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 quiet temple.

 

Day 20.Bagan - Yangon

After leisure morning at hotel, make morning sightseeing in Bagan. Visiting Shwesandaw Pagoda, Sitsanrgyi Pagoda, Minnanthu village and one of the traditional lacquer-ware work shops is ideal for half day sightseeing. After lunch, check-out form your hotel and visit some more monument if time permit. In the evening, take a flight to Yangon. On your arrival at Yangon, transfer to hotel and take your free time at Yangon. Overnight will be at a hotel in Yangon.

 

Day 21.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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