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See the best of Myanmar, with river cruises, and visits to unseen areas and local communities. Start in historic Yangon and its old colonial buildings. See Bagan’s beautiful scenery and famous craft villages. Visit the ancient capitals of Ava and Amarapura; and discover Mandalay and magnificent Inle Lake

Tour Yangon, formerly known as ‘Rangoon’ in its days as a British colony. Join the locals at a tea shop to drink tea or coffee and try out their delicious snacks. Walk to Shwedagon pagoda, the most revered in all of Myanmar. Fly to the ancient capital, Bagan and visit a cave temple filled with exquisite murals. See the amazing sunset from the upper terrace of a temple. Go to one of Bagan’s lesser-known areas and take a cruise down the Irrawaddy River to witness everyday riverside life.  See the ‘World’s Biggest Book’: 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scripture at Kuthodaw Pagoda. Learn more about the craftwork for which Mandalay is famed by visiting workshops and cottage industries.

Continue to Ava, the former capital and tour the calm streets by local horse cart. Get back on the road to see the next former capital; Amarapura. Mahagandayon monastery here is home to over 1000 monks. Walk along the world’s longest teak bridge, constructed from 984 teak posts that were once part of a palace.

Head out onto magnificent Inle Lake in a private motorboat, passing floating garden houses built on stilts and the ‘leg-rowing’ fishermen of the lake. See the famous ‘jumping cats’ at the nearby monastery and visit a village of the indigenous lake people. Go to a local school here to meet the staff and pupils of this community. Take a ride through the city’s outskirts on Yangon’s circular train. Finally, have a stroll around Bogyoke Market, filled with handmade goods and curios; a perfect place for gift shopping.

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  • Duration: 8 days

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What is included
  • Accommodation, All taxes, Guide, Luggage Transfers, All transport during trip, Arrival/Departure transfers, Activities as per itinerary, Equipment, Instruction, Permits/entrance fees, Meals as indicated.
What is not included
  • International and domestic flights, Meals other than those mentioned, Supplement for early check-in and late check-out (check-in: 14h00, check-out: 12h00), Personal expenses are such as laundry, telephone, drinks etc, Tips for guide, Personal insurance, Any compulsory gala dinners at the hotel (if required from the hotels), Visa fees (if required), International departure airport tax (if required).
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Leisure Tour ( Yangon - Bagan - Inle Lake - N.S Beach
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Leisure Tour ( Yangon - Bagan - Inle Lake - N.S Beach

 Leisure Tour  ( 6 days  / 5 Nights ) Yangon – Bagan – Inle — Ngwe Saung Beach Day(01)  Yangon–Arrival(D)   Arrive at Yangon International Airport, warmly welcome by guide (escort) and transfer to Summit Park View hotel. Evening sightseeing in high lights Shwedagon Pagoda (world famous glistening gold stupa towering over the city with spearing to height of 326 feet), dinner and cultural show at Karaweik Nandaw Restaurant (a royal barge on the lake in Kandawgyi Relaxation Zone).Overnight in Summit Parkview Hotel. Day (02) Yangon- Bagan by flight Tour Hightlight : Archaeological  Museum, (this museum run by Archaeological Department is situated near the Ananda Temple. It has a collection of more than 2000 items including Buddha’s Statues, stucco pieces, terra-cotta cups and pots. Open from 09:30 am to 15:00 pm daily except Monday and public holidays. The new large museum is under construction and it will exhibit more ancient artifacts.Shewzigon Pagoda at Nyaung U ( this golden – domed pagoda was left unfinished on King Anawrahta’s death and completed by his successor King Kyansit-tha. ),Kyansit-tha Umin ( Not far from the Shwezigon  a cave complex off the tourist route, it has murals from the 13th century. ).Features  Myazedi Pagoda and Pillar and Myingabar Kybyaukkyi, ( It was built by Prince Rajakuma who was content to allow his nephew, Alaung Sithu, to be named crown prince instead of him, for the had been born to a country woman and came too late to court. The stone inscription he left is a beautiful dedication of love to his father, King Kyansit – Tha. The murals, protected from sunlight inside this drink temple, are spectacular. )Arnadar Temple (the most attractive feature of archaeological design some what like a Greek cross),Dhammayangyi   ( a temple of massive and finest brick works),Thabyunyu Temple ( King Alaung Sithu was the donor of this magnificent, white-washed temple, the tallest in Bagan at 201 ft ( 64 m ),Gawtawpalin ( King Narapati Situ built this graceful temple )Sulamuni Temple, ( the pagoda temple like Htilominlo and the Gawdawpalin with better interior lighting. It stands beyond the Dhammayangyi Temple and was built in A.D. 1181 by Narapatisithu. The interior was once painted with fine frescoes but only traces can be seen today.)  Panoramic view of sun setting land Bupaya Pagoda (  Not far from Gawtawpalin is a pagoda spire in the shape of a gourd in the bank of  Ayeyarwady river.  Overnight in Bagan.  Day (3) Bagan – Mt Popa Option -      Balloon Over Bagan          Early morning wake up from your night dream and you will be picked up by BALLOON OVER BAGAN ferry to fly by balloons; “Ride balloon over Bagan to feel the panoramic view of ancient Bagan”Experience Bagan by flying at the sky, after your flying back to your hotel for having breakfast. After breakfast, morning excursion to Mt. Popa ( Rose from the ground are result of an earthquake 442 BC. Mt. Popa, known as Myanmar of Olympia, is 30 miles away from Bagan and is also a place, believed to be spiritual world.Mt. Popa, a 1500 meters (4981 feet) high and extinct volcano, is surrounded by EVER GREEN reserved forest with a MONKEY VILLAGE. Lunch and sightseeing in Popa surrounding Area and Popa Resort Hotel & Restaurant.Back to Bagan. Sightseeing in Htilominlo Temple, built in A.D. 1211 by King Nantaungmya.Nanpaya Temple, one of the oldest ancient monuments in Bagan, built by King Manuha in 11 century equipped with stone window for lighting and airy into the interior part of the cave with stone Shinbin Thalyaung Temple, inside this long, low hall of brick is a large reclining Buddha Image in the pose of death, for the head rests on a pillow and is not supported by the hand.Excursion to Lacquer wear factory and sightseeing and shopping the ancient time till today, master-pieces of Lacquer wares are the pride of Bagan. Those who visited Bagan can’t control anymore without buying souvenirs such as ashtrays, bowls, jewellery boxes, trays and so on. Overnight in Bagan.  Day (04)  Bagan  – Inle Lake by flight  (B-Hotel/L/D) Morning check out hotel, drive to airport, fly to Heho airport ( 09:45 )am, arrive at Heho airport  (10:15)am. A via air port city of Inle Lake. Transfer to Nyaung Shwe, on the way of Heho – Nyaung Shwe there are so many of Nepalese people houses, visit to their houses to see their way of life and their culture, pay visit to Bamboo Paper making work shop. Continue to Taunggyi, a capital of Shan State. Arrive to Aye Thar Yar Vine yard, have your lunch among the terraces of Vine trees. Taste a little bit of grapes Wine. Then continue to Nyaung Shwe, where Inle Lake is situated. Arrive to the Lake and transfer to your Hotel: Golden Ireland Cottage, the floating hotel that is situated near the Nan Pan village. Tour start your sightseeing to Phaung Daw Oo pagoda, a master piece site of this program. Study Brass smith work shop, silk weaving workshop, and Cheroot making work shop, Have your Lunch at Inn Thar Lay restaurant with traditional Intha food and continue your sightseeing by Alo Daw Pauk pagoda, Kay Lar floating garden and finally Nga Phe Chaung monastery.Overnight in Hu Pin Hotel. Day (05)  Heho-Yangon by flight (B-Hotel/L/D ) After breakfast, check out hotel, pick up by guide and drive to Heho airport for your departure. Arrived at Yangon airport.   Free and easy at your own in the Hotel.  Overnight in Yangon.  Day (06) Yangon – Ngwe Saung Beach ( By Air con Bus). Night stop on the Bus. Option 1  :   Ngwe Saung Beach In the year 2000, Ngwe Saung was added to be Myanmar’s newest beach destinations. Literally means “Silver Beach”, the 9-mile (14.5km) long beach facing Bay of Bengal has indeed unspoiled natural beauties and pretty attractive white sandy beach, gentle slopes, clean & clear blue water and complete privacy. There are over 20-hotels, from simple, basic chalets to spa boutique resorts that would suite to any budget and luxury sought. Ngwe Saung beach can be reached by 6-hour drive from Yangon, traverse the vast delta region via Pathein, a provincial capital and an ancient port town in 11th century, is a great way to study the diverse delta culture. There are a few flight connections to Pathein, 30-mile (48km) from Ngwe Saung, from Bagan and Heho depending on the days of the week and the seasonal demand. There are several activities visitors can enjoy – snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, boating, surfing, village & island tours, and bicycling. And needless to say, do not miss to try tasty fresh seafood.Option 2  :   Chaung Than Beach Although less attractive then Ngapali and Ngwe Saung beaches, Chang Thar is still one of the best beach destinations in Myanmar. In fact, Chaung Thar is located just north of Ngwe Saung, about the same distance, and direction from Yangon via Pathein to Ngwe Saung. There are several standard beach bungalows and chalets and a couple of upscale hotels. The sandy beach has silvery look, sometimes brownish but the water is clean, clear and attractive enough. Day (7) Ngwe Saung BeachEnjoy and   leisure at Ngwe Saung Beach whole day.  Overnight in Ngwe Saung Beach.    Day (8)    Ngwe Saung Beach – Yangon.        After breakfast returen back to Yangon.  Check in Hotel(day use).  Free and easy at your ownbefore    your departure flight.   Departure by evening flight  to your next destination.                                                                                     ***Service End  Tour cost included v  Station English Speaking guide servicev  3 star hotel (Single Bed room ) with breakfastv  Entrance fees for as itineraryv  Domestic flight fare and airport taxv  All transfer and transportation with private air conditioned vehiclev  Porter charge for 2 Laggesv  Mineral Water one bottle for per person and per dayv  Inle boat fees   Tour cost excluded v  All meals are excludedv  Guide meals are excludedv  Beveragesv  Laundry servicev  Mini bar & Tel, Email callv  International flight fare and airport taxv  Personal usesv  Visa

10 Days Explore Burma( Myanmar) with 2 nights Cruise
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10 Days Explore Burma( Myanmar) with 2 nights Cruise

Proposed ItineraryMyanmar (Burma) Tours10-day Explorer On this trip, we visit all of the wondrous sights and in addition, we fly to Mandalay, Myanmar’s largest city, which will be our base for exploring the many historic sites in the heart of Myanmar.1st Day: We arrive in Yangon (Rangoon) and transfer to our hotel. In the afternoon we tour the sights of the city—the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred religious monument in Myanmar; the enormous reclining Buddha at Chauktatgyi; the National Museum; and Kandawgye Lake. Yangon is a montage of Buddhist culture mixed with British colonialism.2nd Day: In the morning, we fly to Bagan, where we spend the next two nights. Bagan is one of the most spectacular sights in Southeast Asia. Stretching back from the Ayeyarwady River, thousands of stupas and temples, some over 800 years old, cover an area of over 15 square miles. We visit many of these magnificent structures, some with wonderful murals, and then enjoy the sunset over a breathtaking vista from atop one of the ancient temples.3rd Day: After breakfast, we drive to Mt. Popa, an extinct volcano. Located on an outcropping of the volcano, is an impressive shrine dedicated to animist spirits known as “nats.” We climb the 777 steps to the shrine, looking at the small shops and shrines on the way up, and feeding the monkeys that play on the stairs. In the afternoon, we return to Bagan to visit the Archaeological Museum before watching the sun set over the Ayeyarwady River.(See Ayerawaddy Cruise Option.)4th Day: In the morning, we fly to Mandalay, our home base for the next two nights. Then we drive to Amarapura, the “City of Immortality,” a former Myanmar capital. Here we visit the Mahagandayon Monastery, where a thousand monks take their last meal of the day at 10 a.m. in total silence, and U Bein’s wooden bridge. Built of teak, the 3/4-mile-long bridge is still in use after 200 years. After lunch, we return to Mandalay to visit the old palace grounds, the Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha’s Doctrine, the Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carving, and other Buddhist shrines, before watching the sun set over the panoramic view from Mandalay Hill.5th Day: Today, we travel up the Ayerawaddy River by boat, to the town ofMingun, where King Bodawpaya used thousands of slaves in an attempt to build the world’s largest stupa. Here we also see the world’s largest ringing bell, and the Myateintan Pagoda. After lunch, we drive to Ava, a discarded 14th-century Myanmar capital, then on to the town of Sagaing, where we visit the Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, an enormous solid dome-shape stupa, and Sagaing Hill, a Buddhist retreat.6th Day: In the morning we fly to the town of Heho, then drive through the countryside of Shan State to beautiful Inle Lake, where we spend the next two nights at a hotel built right in the lake on stilts. Enroute, we stop at the Pindaya Caves, a labyrinth of limestone caverns into which have been placed 8000 Buddha images donated throughout the centuries by Buddhist followers from many nations. We also visit local artisans who handcraft paper and umbrellas.7th Day: Traveling in a small boat, we discover the many unique sights of the lake—the famous Intha leg-rowing fishermen who stand in the stern of their boat on one leg and use their other leg to maneuver a long oar; the floating farms, where local farmers grow flowers, vegetables and fruit; the monasteries, including the Nge Pha Khaung monastery, known as the “Jumping Cat Monastery” for its trained cats; and the many small factories on stilts, where local craftsmen weave silk, produce silver and iron ware, and roll the local cheroots.8th Day: In the morning, we drive back to Heho, then fly to Yangon and continue our tour of the capital city, visiting its colonial downtown and famous markets—the Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market), which has the largest selection of Burmese handicrafts found anywhere, including precious gems by the thousands, and the Theingye Zei market, where locals shop for medicinal herbs and animal parts, and almost everything else.9th Day: Yangon — Thanlyian ( close yangon)Buffet breakfast at hotel. ( 09:00 )am, pick up by Odyssey guide, excursion to the Thanlyin  by coach ( one hour driving) .            (Thanlyin ( Syriam ) was one the site of an oil refinery. The Kyaik Khaut Pagoda is the town’s most famous and its annual pagoda festival in February is the closest to Yangon where one can see a country fair of that size. Villagers come in covered carts to stay the whole week. Further away is Kyaut Tan Pagoda in the middle of a river, its glass mosaic decorations flashing in the sunlight. The small but busy morning bazaar near the jetty is typical of those in any small Myanmar town. Route from the Thanlyin Bridge to this Pagoda is lined by a myriad of monasteries and pagodas, lotus covered lakes and small wooden houses traditional village style. )And its surrounding area (Portuguese Church which is occupied by Portuguese in early 17th century), Kyaik Khaut pagoda, Kyaikmawwun Pagoda (Kyaut Tan Pagoda) and golden sacred heart church. Lunch at Local Restaurant at Thanlyin.  Continue excursion to Native of Country Village. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Yangon Hotel.10th Day:  We depart from Yangon International Airport, sorry to leave this friendly country, but taking with us the photographs and memories of a fabulous journey.What’s included: These trips are escorted by an experienced English-speaking Myanmar guide and include all domestic airfare within Myanmar, transfers, transportation, tours, accommodations and meals.   ''Cruise '' Information details  Departures: Daily   Best Time: October thru April   Minimum Number of Persons: One   Option:    By  Cruise  Bagan to Mandalay.   *Note:   Prices subject to change without notice. Ayeyarwaddy River Cruise Myanmar (Burma) Tour Add-on: Ayerawaddy River Cruise This delightful cruise, from Bagan to Mandalay aboard the beautifully furnished RV Paukan, adds two nights to our 9 or 12-day Myanmar Tours. The 55-passenger vessel is a floating boutique hotel where passengers enjoy great meals, service and accommodations while cruising in comfort up the Ayerawaddy (also called the Irrawaddy) River, relaxing and watching the mural of river life as it slowly flows by. Along the route there are stops at two typical river villages, one of which specialize in pottery and is the site where the peace treaty ending the First Anglo-Burmese War was signed.Included:      Accommodations, all meals, guided tours.Prices:Per person:$  1100* Single room supplement:$  590**Note - Prices subject to change without notice. Call for departure dates and availability. Minimum number of passengers must be made for cruise portion of trip to be a guaranteed departure. 

Myanmar  - Odyssey Special Tour
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Myanmar - Odyssey Special Tour

Golden Rock -  Bago — Bagan – Mt Popa — Mandalay – Sagaing – Pyin Oo Lwin – Inle Lake  – Yangon Day(01)Yangon–Arrival(D)   Arrive at Yangon International Airport, warmly welcome by guide (escort) and transfer to Yangon Traders hotel. We start sightseeing to Myanmar National Museum. Founded in 1952, the five-story museum has an extensive collection of ancient artifacts, ornaments, works of art, inscriptions and historic memorabilia, related to history, culture and civilization of Burmese people. Where you can observe the history and culture of Myanmar. Then visit to White marble Sitting Buddha. Lunch at Restaurant. Evening visit to Botataung Pagoda. Evening sightseeing in high lights Shwedagon Pagoda (world famous glistening gold stupa towering over the city with spearing to height of 326 feet), dinner and cultural show at Karaweik Nandaw Restaurant (a royal barge on the lake in Kandawgyi Relaxation Zone).  Day (02) Yangon – Golden Rock ( Mt. Kyaikhtiyo)After  breakfast, Drive to Golden Rock by car which is about 5 hours drive (160 km) from Yangon in the morning enjoy a scenic  journey by  road to  Kyaikhtiyo.  One of Myanmar ‘s great pilgrimages sites is the Golden Rock at Kyakhtiyo,  a huge boulder covered by gold leaf and delicattely balanced on the edge  of a cliff.  The pagoda at the Golden Rock is said  to hold a hair of the Buddha.  Late morning arrival at Kyaikhtiyo base camp and transfer to the transit junction with one of the small open trucks in a one hour  ride. After  lunch, start an easy walk up  to the Golden  Rock and enjoy  the sunset from the unforgettable site.  Accommodation at Hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.  (Superior) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Day (03) Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon After breakfast, return to the base-camp by open truck and head in the direction of Yangon for 110km to Bago, an ancient capital dating back to the 6th century. Sightseeing in Bago includes the beautiful 55m long reclining Buddha called Shwethalyaung and the Mon style Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated in Myanmar. Its spire stands 114m high and is taller even than the Shwedagon Pagoda. Also visit the old Palace of Kambozathadi and the huge four sitting Buddhas.  Return by road to Yangon, visiting the Allied War Cemetery near Htaukkyan, the final resting place for over 27,000 allied soldiers, and a local woven bamboo factory. Transferback to Yangon. Accommodation at Hotel in Yangon.  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day (04) Yangon – BaganEarly morning pick up by guide, drive to airport, ( 06:00)am, fly to Nyaung U Airport for your Bagan trip ( one hour flying ).Arrive at Nyaung U Airport, transfer to Bagan, check in Aye Yar River View Hotel or Similar.  Tour Hightlight :Archaeological  Museum, (this museum run by Archaeological Department is situated near the Ananda Temple. It has a collection of more than 2000 items including Buddha’s Statues, stucco pieces, terra-cotta cups and pots. Open from 09:30 am to 15:00 pm daily except Monday and public holidays. The new large museum is under construction and it will exhibit more ancient artifacts.Shewzigon Pagoda at Nyaung U ( this golden – domed pagoda was left unfinished on King Anawrahta’s death and completed by his successor King Kyansit-tha. ),Kyansit-tha Umin ( Not far from the Shwezigon  a cave complex off the tourist route, it has murals from the 13th century. ).Features  Myazedi Pagoda and Pillar and Myingabar Kybyaukkyi, ( It was built by Prince Rajakuma who was content to allow his nephew, Alaung Sithu, to be named crown prince instead of him, for the had been born to a country woman and came too late to court. The stone inscription he left is a beautiful dedication of love to his father, King Kyansit – Tha. The murals, protected from sunlight inside this drink temple, are spectacular. )Arnadar Temple (the most attractive feature of archaeological design some what like a Greek cross),Dhammayangyi   ( a temple of massive and finest brick works),Thabyunyu Temple ( King Alaung Sithu was the donor of this magnificent, white-washed temple, the tallest in Bagan at 201 ft ( 64 m ),Gawtawpalin ( King Narapati Situ built this graceful temple )Sulamuni Temple, ( the pagoda temple like Htilominlo and the Gawdawpalin with better interior lighting. It stands beyond the Dhammayangyi Temple and was built in A.D. 1181 by Narapatisithu. The interior was once painted with fine frescoes but only traces can be seen today.)  Panoramic view of sun setting land Bupaya Pagoda (  Not far from Gawtawpalin is a pagoda spire in the shape of a gourd in the bank of  Ayeyarwady river.  Overnight in Bagan. Day 05)  Bagan – Mt. Popa by car Early morning wake up from your night dream and you will be picked up by BALLOON OVER BAGAN ferry to fly by balloons; “Ride balloon over Bagan to feel the panoramic view of ancient Bagan”Experience Bagan by flying at the sky, after your flying back to your hotel for having breakfast. After breakfast, morning excursion to Mt. Popa ( Rose from the ground are result of an earthquake 442 BC. Mt. Popa, known as Myanmar of Olympia, is 30 miles away from Bagan and is also a place, believed to be spiritual world.Mt. Popa, a 1500 meters (4981 feet) high and extinct volcano, is surrounded by EVER GREEN reserved forest with a MONKEY VILLAGE. Lunch and sightseeing in Popa surrounding Area and Popa Resort Hotel & Restaurant.Back to Bagan. Sightseeing in Htilominlo Temple, built in A.D. 1211 by King Nantaungmya.Nanpaya Temple, one of the oldest ancient monuments in Bagan, built by King Manuha in 11 century equipped with stone window for lighting and airy into the interior part of the cave with stone Shinbin Thalyaung Temple, inside this long, low hall of brick is a large reclining Buddha Image in the pose of death, for the head rests on a pillow and is not supported by the hand.Excursion to Lacquer wear factory and sightseeing and shopping the ancient time till today, master-pieces of Lacquer wares are the pride of Bagan. Those who visited Bagan can’t control anymore without buying souvenirs such as ashtrays, bowls, jewellery boxes, trays and so on. Overnight in Bagan. Day 06)  Bagan – Mandalay by flightAfter breakfast, check out hotel, fly to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay airport, transfer to hotel.Check in hotel and relax for a while. Free and easy as your disposal. Overnight in Mandalay City Hotel or Similar.Day 07) — Mandalay SS  After breakfast, tour start of Mandalay featuring Mandalay Museum and Palace houses a collection of article such as Royal costume Palm-Leave Manuscripts, Wood carving, Palace hall, King office, King bed room, Queen bed room, Palace tower.Mahamuni Pagoda was built to enshrine the Maha Muni Image, nearly 13ft (4m) high. It is covered with so much gold leaf that its body has lost all proportion. Only the face washed with ceremony each dawn, is not allowed to be gilded. Each of the four walkways leading to it has a different character according to the wares sold in the shops. One is lined with the descendents of the Brahmin astrologers who served at court, practicing the same profession of telling fortunes and writing astrological readings on elaborately decorated palm-leaf packets for new-born bodies. And the traditional handicraft work shops one can see marble works and wood carvings.Kuthodaw Pagoda, known officially as the Mahalawka Marazein Kuthodaw Pagoda, is called “ the largest book in the world” King Mindon who founded Mandalay as a new capital in 1859 held the Fifth Buddhist Synod  in 1872. Over a period of eight years, the texts were recited and corrected as necessary by a presiding body  of monks and the results were inscribed on 729 marble slabs.Excursion to Shwe Nadaw; Mandalay has hundreds of monasteries and many are still being built. The most beautiful is the Shwe Nandaw, or Golden Palace Monastery, called Shwe Kyaung by the locals .It was once the private residence of king Mindon, who died there. His heir moved it outside the palace and donated it to a monastery, thus saving it from the destruction of Would War Two. This teak pavilion carved all over with motifs and mythical creatures was once entirely covered in thick gold, inside and out but only the interior gold remains for the tropical weather is too harsh. Gold Leaf making work.Shwe Inn Bin Monestry, was built strictly according to the rules of monastic architecture whereas the Golden Monastery was first constructed as a royal pavilion and has no exact monastic structure. It is beautiful building well over a hundred years old, with ancient –style doors that swing upwards.Dinner and night stop in Mandalay.Day (08) — Mandalay – Mingun – Amarapura – Ava – Saging (B)        After breakfast, boat trip to Mingun Village, visit World Largest Bell. Myatheindan stupa and village life.  Back to Mandalay by boat.Continue excursion to Amapura and Ava, visit Begaya Ancient Monastery, Mae Nu Oak Kyaung, U Bein Bridge( this mile (1.6km) long wooden bridge across Taung Thaman Lake was built with discarded palace timbers which have stood firm for over 150 years. Monks and Lay people stroll its length in the evenings, looking out over the placid waters of the Lake. The beer and iced-drinks stalls ont the baks sell fried fish caught fresh from the lake.Another Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda built in 1874 is on far bank of Taung Thaman Lake. Its design is based on that of the Ananda of 11th century Bagan although it is smaller. There are 19th century murals showing famous Pagoda as well as the lives of the villagers.Proceed to Sagaing Hill, Swan Oo Ponnyashin Pagoda, U Min Thone Sae Pagoda, Silver Ware work, Earthen Pottery work.Dinner and overnight in Mandalay. Day (09) — Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin -   (B/L/D)Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Pyin Oo Lwin ( 4 hours driving ), one of the beautiful town of Myanmar’s famous tourist sites.  Also well-known for it’s second name, May Myo. The Town of Mr. May, the builder of the town, you will arrive to May Myo before your Lunch time. Sightseeing to bamboo strip pagoda, Pwe Kauk water fall, and National Botanical garden. Dinner and overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.       Day (10)  Pyin Oo Lwin — Mandalay ( B/L/D ) Breakfast at hotel, morning sightseeing in Pyin Oo Lwin and after lunch back to Mandalay, arrive at Mandalay, transfer to hotel and relax in hotel.Dinner and overnight in Mandalay. Day (11)  Mandalay  – Inle Lake by flight  (B/L/D)Morning check out hotel, drive to airport, fly to Heho airport ( 09:45 )am, arrive at Heho airport ( 10:15 )am. A via air port city of Inle Lake. Transfer to Nyaung Shwe, on the way of Heho – Nyaung Shwe there are so many of Nepalese people houses, visit to their houses to see their way of life and their culture, pay visit to Bamboo Paper making work shop. Continue to Taunggyi, a capital of Shan State. Arrive to Aye Thar Yar Vine yard, have your lunch among the terraces of Vine trees. Taste a little bit of grapes Wine. Then continue to Nyaung Shwe, where Inle Lake is situated. Arrive to the Lake and transfer to your Hotel: Golden Ireland Cottage, the floating hotel that is situated near the Nan Pan village. Tour start your sightseeing to Phaung Daw Oo pagoda, a master piece site of this program. Study Brass smith work shop, silk weaving workshop, and Cheroot making work shop, Have your Lunch at Inn Thar Lay restaurant with traditional Intha food and continue your sightseeing by Alo Daw Pauk pagoda, Kay Lar floating garden and finally Nga Phe Chaung monastery. Overnight in Inle Lake.Day (12) -Inle Lake S/s  — IndeinAfter breakfast, excursion to Inle Lake (appropriately called the Venice of The East) has always been a “must” on the tourist itinerary. More than that, the visitors will be fascinated by the floating islands and unique leg-rowers as well as the natural beauty of the lake of the southern Shan State. It is located about 30 km to Taunggyi and about 2900 feet above sea-level and village life on the lake.Observation on worldwide famous wetland ecosystem of Inle. Enjoying scenic beauty of Shan Plateau. Observation and studying on traditional style of leg-rowers. Observation on floating agriculture practiced by local dwellers. Observation migratory birds. 65 Species of water birds and other aquatic plants and animals and 15 Species of Butterfly.Drive to Southern part of the lake where thousand of pagodas are gathered, the area is called Indein, study the natural beauty of the lake people along the way and arrive to the Pagodas compound about 1 hour later. On the way of beck walk through the Bamboo forest to get the boat and back for lunch, evening visit to floating gardens and overnight in Inle Princess Resort Hotel. Day 13 ) Inle lake  – Pindaya CaveAfter breakfast drive to Pindaya (60km), a quiet town about 90 minutes drive. Pindaya is the site of the historic thousand Buddha image caves. We can make an excursion to the caves and exploring the district for it's famous traditional paper & umbrella making home base cottage industry. Late afternoon, drive to Inle Lake and transfer by “long-tail” boat out across the lake to our Hotel right on the Inle Lake. Overnight at the hotel on Inle Lake. Day (14 )  Heho — Yangon After breakfast, check out hotel, back to drive to Heho airport, fly back to Yangon golden city, arrive at Yangon airport, transfer to  Sedona Hotel.  Free and leisure at your own before your departure*****,  in the evening transfer to the airport and back to your home land. 

THE BEST OF MYANMAR
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THE BEST OF MYANMAR

See the best of Myanmar, with river cruises, and visits to unseen areas and local communities. Start in historic Yangon and its old colonial buildings. See Bagan’s beautiful scenery and famous craft villages. Visit the ancient capitals of Ava and Amarapura; and discover Mandalay and magnificent Inle LakeTour Yangon, formerly known as ‘Rangoon’ in its days as a British colony. Join the locals at a tea shop to drink tea or coffee and try out their delicious snacks. Walk to Shwedagon pagoda, the most revered in all of Myanmar. Fly to the ancient capital, Bagan and visit a cave temple filled with exquisite murals. See the amazing sunset from the upper terrace of a temple. Go to one of Bagan’s lesser-known areas and take a cruise down the Irrawaddy River to witness everyday riverside life.  See the ‘World’s Biggest Book’: 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scripture at Kuthodaw Pagoda. Learn more about the craftwork for which Mandalay is famed by visiting workshops and cottage industries.Continue to Ava, the former capital and tour the calm streets by local horse cart. Get back on the road to see the next former capital; Amarapura. Mahagandayon monastery here is home to over 1000 monks. Walk along the world’s longest teak bridge, constructed from 984 teak posts that were once part of a palace.Head out onto magnificent Inle Lake in a private motorboat, passing floating garden houses built on stilts and the ‘leg-rowing’ fishermen of the lake. See the famous ‘jumping cats’ at the nearby monastery and visit a village of the indigenous lake people. Go to a local school here to meet the staff and pupils of this community. Take a ride through the city’s outskirts on Yangon’s circular train. Finally, have a stroll around Bogyoke Market, filled with handmade goods and curios; a perfect place for gift shopping.

Biking Tour base in Bagan
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Biking Tour base in Bagan

‘’ Bikking Tour ‘’ Bikking (Base in Mandalay)(Mandalay-Myitthar-Myingyan-Mt.Popa-Bagan-Yangon) (6) Nights/(7)Daysadventuretour Dear Value Travellers,We would like to advise if you are willing to visit Myanmar(Burma) you could choose by morning Flight. On the occasionally you wouldn’t get like that time you don't hesitate or worry about it we will adjust and try to be included tour spots as show programmes and itineraries.Day(1) Mandalay Mingalaba(Hello) ladies & gentlemen we will warm welcome your visit and we will  greet and pick you up when  arrived by morning flight to Yangon airport .You will get relax a few hours after check in then we will start visiting includes Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda (67m) long is the fourth largest colossal reclining image with an enigmatic smile on His lips, and 108 distinguishing on foot) ,Karawaik Barge (is a huge 200 feet-long royal barge of 2 golden Brahmin duck Bird( in Myanmar Hintha Ngek) it is a classy modern restaurant too. Then we will look around Kandawgyi Nature Park (it is not far from barge you could get nice photos with Shwedagon sceneries. Then we will have lunch at a clean and delicious restaurant on the way to hotel. In the late afternoon will proceed to the National Museum (where will see famous Lion Throne, an amazingly decorated with gold guild others many priceless ancient artifacts and historic remarkable display).Next to Sule Pagoda(it is the landmark of the heart of city it to be more than 2000 years old is 46m high and it is in a strange octagonal shape its Mon name is called kyaikkathok on the circular place). In the same will look around its atmosphere after that we will drive to Shwedagon pagoda (that was descript by  Rudyard Kipling recommended  fame and one of Myanmar’s most sacred places) marvelous  sun set from there. We will serve dinner at a clean and delicious restaurant on the way back to hotel. Overnight in Yangon. Day (2) Mandalay–Myitthar Mingalaba(Hello) ladies & gentlemen ladies and gentlemen after breakfast we will check out and transfer to Yangon int’l airport by morning  flight to Mandalay. We will check in and take a rest a few hours including lunch meanwhile you store body   energy and prepare bikes. In the late afternoon we will begin by bike half day tour to the Mahamuni Image,( it was brought in 1784 by King Bodawpaya from Kingdom of Mrauk U, Arakan Dynasty).After that toward  Shwenandaw (Golden Royal Palace it was built  in 1857 by King Mindon,last penultimate king there some buildings are original and some have been rebuilt as replica including wooden pavilions). Then Kuthodaw paya;( known the world’s biggest  book these are  sculpted inscriptions of Buddha’s doctrine on  729  marble pieces.Then Golden Palace Monastery;( is the most significant of Mandalay’s historic buildings, remaining chamber with gold gilded  from the former wooden Royal Palace). After here go to Mandalay hill is the vintage point for panoramic view of the city and marvelous sunset. There strictly prohibit drinking alcoholic. Overnight in Mandalay.touadventure tour  Day (3) Myitthar – MyingyanMingalaba(Hello) ladies and gentlemen after breakfast we will start  by bikes superb high-way for about 40km and will arrive Kyaukse; the rice bowl during the Bagan period.  This thriving small town is assumed to be the birth place of Burmese it said «Myanmar    period.  This thriving small town is assumed to be the birth place of Burmese it said „Myanmar began from Kyaukse“ according to the British\scholar G.H Luce.Then turn right from junction of Mandalay-Yangon high way road we will arrive to Myitthar town, a small charming town. There has the best place to  night stop is arranged in a Monastery with very simple accommodation. Overnight in here.Biking distance: 74 kmtour adventure tour  Day (4) Myingyan – Mt. PopaAfter wake up and shower or clean body then we will greet respectively to the chief monk. We will arrange breakfast must be at a local tea-house on the way to trip route near the market. The road is flat, narrow and roughly tarred.We may pass through many villages along the way. You may   delight in visiting a local house on the way, the guide and the driver with you  are your  assistances. We will arrive to Myingyan town there has some British cottages. Overnight in this destination… Biking distance: 80 kmmyanmar adventure tour myanmar adventure tour adventure tourDay (5 ) Mt.Popa-Bagan After breakfast we go on trip it is just a short, easy ride across the desert plain to the Bagan .This  area is intoxicating and dry  zone .All bikes are kept at the step of Mt.Popa then  hiking to the top of Mt. Popa. After down from there we will provide a rest at cool drink shop   and local restaurant then continue to Bagan   from junction of Mt.popa . On the way Mt.popa to Bagan you can  observe   very interesting movement for example a   man who is climbing to palm tree  hang his waist five or six clay pots and so sharpen dagger and two buffaloes are grinding peanut that produce oil traditionally. On depend arrival to Bagan on time you  keep your privacy  time before  sunset time .We will gather to see sunset to the   most important and impressive historical site it is spreading over 15 square miles on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River. Bagan is an enormous, ancient collection of temples and stupas. Overnight   in  Bagan . Day (6) BaganBreakfast at Hotel.  After that you will get a leisure a few hours then  to archaeological zone begin sightseeing around New Bagan tour sites involves Nagayon paya;(there has  stone sculptures depicting the 3 Buddha statues  previous to Gotama Buddha). Manuha temple;( Mon king Manuha custody three sitting images with equivalent posture inside). Dhamarazika;(the large monument with three pentagon terraces and octagonal size  ) then you can observe Lacquer ware handicraft   factory. After here we will have lunch  on the way back to hotel. In the late afternoon we will start again excursion include  Old Bagan areas where we will see Ahnanda Temple ;(represent to endless wisdom of the Buddha ,softest and finest temple) then Thetbyinyu Temple ;(the highest temple with  two storey ), After that Htilominlo temple;(two storey religious monument it was erected early 12th century). Shwezigone Zedi ;(spectacular religious monument in Bagan/Nyaung Oo ), Sulamuni Temple ;(two storey building was designated description in multi reasons), Dhamayangyi Temple;(the highest and solidest monument that reference to holly monk Dhamanyathi). Then to see sunset from Shwesantaw Pagoda;(the highest pagoda among sunset watch places in Bagan). Overnight in Bagan.myanmar adventure tour myanmar adventure touradventure tourDay (7) Yangon/Departure    After breakfast we will check out and transfer to the Nyaung U air port to Yangon by morning flight .We will provide and  pick up at Yangon airport  to  hotel. You will get taking big rest a few hours then start excursion around to Bogyoke Aung San Market(well known Scott Market, shopping place was built in 1926 you will find a lot of souvenir, jewelry, handicraft, sculptures, and tapestry).We will serve lunch at a clean and delicious restaurant on the way back to hotel. In the evening we will check out and transfer to airport for departure to overseas. We hope so that you got  fantastic trip with our service and hospitality.                                                   End of Our Service

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