MYANMAR BASIC TOUR…A TIMELESS TRIP

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Day 1

YANGON
Visit of the city. In the morning the old Yangon: Sule Pagoda, Maha Bandoola Park and Karaweik, the floating palace on the Inya Royal Lake; after lunch visit to: Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda and its beautiful Sleeping Buddha. Follows the visit to Bogyoke Market, with local products, to the Indian neighborhood and to the Chinese one, where we will see the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Guest registration and overnight stay.

Day 2

YANGON > BAGAN
After breakfast flight to Nyaung U. Welcome service and check-in at the hotel. Visit to the Plain of Temples and to Bagan pagodas: starting with the Nyaung U tribal market; follows the visit to Shwezigon Pagoda, to Upali Thein (the ordination chamber) and to the Htilominlo Patho temples (Ananda, Thatbyinnyu and Dhamayangyi). After lunch visit to Myinkaba village, Manuha Temple and its giant Buddhas, Nanpaya Temple and the Temple of Bu. Extra: opportunity to participate to a typical dinner with puppet performance. Overnight stay.

Day 3

BAGAN
After breakfast departure toward Mont Popa. On the way to Salay stop at the Morning Market; at arrival visit to the Yokeson Monastery, where we will see the antique wooden image of Buddha. In the afternoon approach to the surroundings of Mont Popa; visit to the temple atop an extinct volcano. Return to Bagan and overnight stay.

Day 4

BAGAN > MANDALAY
After breakfast transfer to the Taung Bi Pier.  River cruise on the Irrawaddy, with a beautiful view. In the afternoon arrival to Mandalay, the commercial core of the country. Transfer to a hotel. The rest of the day free. Overnight stay.

Day 5

MANDALAY
After breakfast guided city tour: in the morning visit to Mahamuni Pagoda and its Buddha covered with gold leaf, to the Jade Market and Zaycho Central Market, to some artisan workshops that produce the golden leaves and to Shwe Innbin Monastery; in the afternoon visit to the ruins of the antique Royal Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda and the monasteries of Shwenandaw, Atumashi Kyaung and Sandamuni. Clonclusion with the excursion to the Hermitage of Peshawar, with a visit to the Mandalay Hill at the sunset. Return and overnight stay.

Day 6

MANDALAY
After breakfast departing by boat toward Mingun site. Visit to the village: the unfinished Mingun Paya Pagoda, the biggest sacred bell in the world and Shinphyume Paya. In the early afternoon continuation towards Sagaing and visit to: Umin Thonse Pagoda (the Thirty Caves Pagoda), Innwa ruins, Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Monastery and the U Bein Wooden Bridge, the long bridge over Taung Lake that represents a perfect panoramic viewpoint of Amarapura. Late in the afternoon return to Mandalay. Free evening. Overnight stay.

Day 7

MANDALAY > LAGO INLE
Breakfast. Flight to Heho. At arrival transfer to Kalaw. Excursion to: the Hindu Temple, Umin Gu and the Catholic Church. After lunch visit to the Nee Pagoda; transfer to Nyaung Shwe Pier and transfer by boat to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8

LAGO INLE
Breakfast. Transfer by speed launch to observe the life on the lake and the 5 Day Market. We will see the fishers at work, the silver processing and other everyday life scenes. Typical lunch. Follows the visit to the agricultural floating gardens.  We will enjoy the view of stupas and pagodas. The visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and the Jumping Cat Monastery will be Unforgettable. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Day9

LAGO INLE > YANGON
After breakfast transfer to Yangon. On the itinerary we will see: the Kalawa Tawya Monastery monastic city, the Kaba Aye Pagoda, the colonial buildings and Botahtaung Pagoda. In the evening possible as an extra: goodbye dinner with a traditional performance at the Karaweik Floating Palace. The last overnight stay.

MYANMAR – EARTH, SKY AND SEA

Yangon – Inle lake – Bagan and a crystal sea

Day 1

YANGON
Visit of this cosmopolitan metropolis and its most lively neighborhoods: the Indian one and the Chinese. To discover ancient remedies of the Chinese tradition we will visit the Theingyi Zei market. We will enjoy the view of Shwedagon Pagoda at the sunset. Overnight stay.

Day 2

YANGON
After breakfast departing from Pansodan pier to make an excursion by boat as far as Dala. Excursion by rickshaw; stop in a house of spices for a tea tasting. Return to Yangon by boat and overnight stay.

Day 3

YANGON > INLE LAKE
After breakfast we will reach Heho by plane. Transfer to Pindaya: here it is possible to visit several traditional shops of tea, papyrus, umbrellas; also possible to visit a family in a tribal village to observe the growing and manufacturing techniques of tea and soy. Visit to the Padah Lin Caves with its important cave paintings. On Inle Lake visit of Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, the wooden monastery. Overnight stay.

Day 4

LAGO INLE
After breakfast visit to the Heritage House. Follows a visit to the Forest Monastery, in the village of Maing Thauk. We will visit different stupas and the Indien village. Overnight stay.

Day 5

LAGO INLE > BAGAN
After breakfast visit to Kekku and the ruins of its stupas; we will enjoy the amazing view among the lake. Transfer by plate to Nyaung U. Welcome service and overnight stay.

Day 6

BAGAN
After breakfast, rent of a bike to visit the village of Sae Lan. During a short oxcart trip we will see beautiful pagodas as Whwezigon, Sulamani, Nanpaya and Thatbyinnyu. We will visit as well the Minnanthu village and the Bupaya Pagoda. At the sunset a speed launch excursion on the Irrawaddy. In the evening dinner with puppet performance and music. Overnight stay.

Day 7

BAGAN > NGAPALI
After breakfast transfer by plane to Thandwe. The rest of the day, free. Welcome service and overnight stay.

Day 8

NGAPALI – MARE
After breakfast, free day in the beautiful beaches of the Bay of Bengal. Overnight stay.

Day 9

NGAPALI > YANGON
After breakfast transfer by plane to Yangon. Final visit: Botataung Pagoda and Ngahtatgyi Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market and Saint Mary’s Cathedral. Overnight stay or return to your destinations.

THE PROTECTORS OF THE MOUNTAIN

Meet the Lisu and the Taron people, the protectors of the Himalaya

Day 1

YANGON > PUTAO
Transfer to Putao. The rest of the day free. Overnight stay.

Day 2

PUTAO > NAMTUNKOO
After breakfast visit to the Himalayan Market. 5 hours trekking Putao – Namtunkoo, throughout Danu, Taron and Lisu villages. Reach of the shelter and overnight stay.

Day 3

NAMTUNKOO > HTAWPHULAW > NAMSAING
Breakfast. 7 hours trekking Namtunkoo – Namsaing; stop in a Rawan village for lunch. Overnight stay in Namsaing, in a traditional house.

Day 4

NAMSAING > NAMTUNKOO
After breakfast return to Namtunkoo, with a 9 hours trekking. Overnight stay at the shelter.

Day 5

NAMTUNKOO > PUTAO
After breakfast free excursion in the village. Trekking in the rainforest jungle of approximately 3 hours. Transfer to Putao with an off-road vehicle. Overnight stay.

Day 6

PUTAO > YANGON
After breakfast return to Yangon. Connection to several destinations.

BAGAN

An ideal destination for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the history, enjoy great views, entering the felt spirituality of this city. Dotted with majestic temples, pagodas, stupas and monasteries, Bagan involves visitors in its Buddhist culture, offering visions of a place other than any other known. The worship of the ancient kings for spiritual leaders and their building frenzy has led the city to be one of the major places of worship and pilgrimage in all of South-East Asia, today hosting more than 4000 temples, the oldest in those still in use, built with simple red brick or fully plated in gold foil. A charming place not to be missed is the Valley of the Temples, the largest in the world, and the most sacred in all of Asia, which especially in the last hours of the day gives visitors a mystical vision, stopping and breathing its ancient history, visit on foot, or flying over ballooning. But Bagan is not only archaeological, penetrating through the typical markets and hidden villages, it becomes part of the daily life of local, knowing the customs, the typical products and the various ethnic groups that live there. Between November and February, the precipitation decreases and the temperatures are not high, it is therefore the best time to visit the city










LAGO INLE

Surrounded by green mountains, the gentle stretch of water is home
to more famosadel country itself veritable floating villages on stilts,
bustling markets travel, workshops, pagodas and characteristic
Intha fishermen, the sons of the lake. The visit should definitely be
completed with a boat trip or on board a motor launch, starting in
the early morning hours from the nearest town Nyaungshwe not to miss
the spectacle offered by the fishermen and their curious way of rowing
in balance on one leg, with their huge baskets of networks, while
crossing the gardens and water gardens. But the heart and soul of the
lake is in the center, where it erected the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the only religious center of the area, which holds within it five different
statues of Buddha completely covered with gold. Do not miss the annual
festival of Phaung Daw U which takes place in the period between September
and October. During this unique event of its kind, four of the Buddha
statues kept in the pagoda they are exhibited to the inhabitants and
visitors on a raft drawn from village to village boats.

GOLDEN ROCK

One of the particular symbols of Burma, also known by the name of Kyaitiyo,
this huge boulder is always poised on a rocky outcrop on top of the
‘mountain of the same name, above which a small stupa was built,
becoming a real Shrine wrapped with varied legends. Dozens of layers
of gold leaves are applied each year by thousands of Buddhist devotees
on pilgrimage, especially in the period between November and March. Especially at dusk and dawn the Golden Rock fills the air mystical
atmosphere, wandering among the pilgrims and the gifts they offer to
the spirits and to the Buddha, while the night is spent in a vigil of
prayer and song, surrounded by a sea of the warm light of the candles.

YANGON-PAGODA SHWEDAGON

Although it is no longer the capital of Myanmar, Yangon (formerly
known as Rangoon) it remains the most important from the point
of view of trade. The city, famous for its British colonial buildings
and modern skyscrapers, spread into districts. In the center of Yangon,
entirely covered in gold donated by monarchs and Buddhist devotees
faithful, the Shwedagon Pagoda dominates with its majestic height
profile of the entire city. The monument creates a strong first impact
between the rooted Buddhist culture of the place and visitors from
around the world. Inside thousands of visitors are attracted by its
mystical and suggestive atmosphere, by its reputation, according to
the doctrine of "place where dreams come true", refuge from the torment
of soul and body. It is precisely here that are kept, according to popular
belief, the relics of Buddha, to which the faithful entrust their hopes
and their dreams. It is in fact considered a spiritual place to renew
their faith and to strengthen the Buddhist tradition. The temple involves
in its tranquility even non-believers, where all day the sun's rays,
reflecting on the golden exterior, transform its appearance with
magnificent play of light, while at dusk the Pagoda is surrounded by
candles that give a additional level of magnificence.