SMT 2

Tour Itinerary
Cultural Tours
SMT 2: Mandalay-Monywa-Bagan-Mt.Popa-Salay-Kalaw-Pindaya-Inle-Yangon
Day ( 1 ) Arrival at Mandalay

Welcomed by our guide or driver at Mandalay International Airport , transfer to Innwa Jetty , Visit over 600 years old ancient city ruins , Bagaya Monastery , Watch Tower , Maha Aung Myae Bon Zan Brick Monastery , Proceed to Sagaing Hill for U Min Thone Ze Pagoda and Soon U Pon Nya Shin Pagoda at summit of the hill, famous U Bein Wooden Bridge for impressive sunset , drive to Mandalay & Overnight at Mandalay.
Day ( 2 ) Mingun-Mandalay

After Hotel Breakfast , Transfer to Mayagyan Jetty to take private boat to Mingun Village , Pahtodawgyi Pagoda ( unfinished Stupa ) , Sayadaw Statue , Mingun Biggest Bell ( 90 tons ) , Myatheindan Pagoda , Back to Mandalay , Shweinpin Wooden Monastery ( Only surviving monastery ) , Mahamuni Pagoda ( the most famous one in Upper land Myanmar ) , Gold leaf Making process , Mandalay Royal Palace , Shwenandaw Monastery ( Golden palace monastery , original apartment from Mandalay Palace ) , Kuthodaw Pagoda ( World Biggest Book ) , Mandalay Hill for panoramic view and sunset , Overnight at Mandalay
Day ( 3 ) Mandalay-Sagaing-Monywa

After Hotel Breakfast , Drive to Monywa & On the way to explore Silversmith workshop and Kaungmudaw Pagoda ( Dome Shape Huge Stupa ) at Sagaing , Proceed to Monywa , Check-in your Monywa hotel & Transfer to Hpo Win Cave ( Mural painting and Buddha Images inside the sandstone caves ) , Shwe Ba Hill ( Stone Pavilions & Buddha Images ) , Back to Monywa & Visit Shwezigon Pagoda at City Center , Overnight at Monywa.
Day ( 4 ) Monywa-Pakokku-Bagan

After Hotel Breakfast , Check-out hotel & Visit to Thanbuddhay Pagoda ( 5823,357 small Buddha Images ) , Bawditataung ( 9000 Bo trees & Buddha Statues ) , 100 Meter Long Reclining Buddha , Lay Kyun Set Kyar Standing Buddha ( 128 Meters high ) & Transfer to Pakokku ( Thihoshin Pagoda and Shwegugyi Pagoda ) & Take private boat to Bagan , Arrival at Bagan , Check-in your hotel at Bagan , Overnight at Bagan
Day ( 5 ) Bagan Temple Tour

After Hotel Breakfast , Visit to Nyaung Oo Market that is one of typical Markets in Myanmar , Shwezigon Pagoda ( prototype of later Burmese stupa ) , Kyan Sit Thar U Min ( tunnel with mural painting ) , Gubyaikgyi Temple ( murals of Jataka scenes ) , Htilominlo Temple ( elaborate plaster moldings ) , Ananda Temple ( most surviving masterpiece of the Mon architecture ) , Tharapa Gate ( One of remaining gates of Bagan Palace ) , Thetbyaebyu Temple ( Highest one among Bagan Temples ) , Bupaya at River bank , Gawdawpalin Temple , Manuha Pagoda ( Huge massive Buddha Images ) , Myaceti and Gubyaikgyi Temple ( Earliest Stone inscription in Myanmar & Fine Frescos in the wall ) , Dhammayangyi Pagoda ( famous for its fine brick works ) & Shwesandaw Pagoda at Sunset , Overnight at Bagan
Day ( 6 ) Mt.Popa and Salay

After Hotel breakfast , Transfer to Palm Sugar , Palm whiskey making place , Arrival at Mt.Popa that is home of Myanmar Traditional 37 Nats , Climb up to the top by 777 Step to see panoramic view of Popa Region. Proceed to Salay along country road & Salay Yoke-sone-Kyaung Monastery (which the oldest surviving wooden monastery hall is built on 154 teak posts with beautiful wood carvings decorating the outer walls ) . After that visit to The major places of interest are Mann Paya (also known as Nan Paya) , perhaps the largest lacquer Buddha image in Myanmar dating back to the 13th century , Drive back to Bagan and transfer to your Hotel , Overnight at Bagan.
Day ( 7 ) Bagan-Heho-Kalaw

After hotel breakfast , Check-out hotel & Transfer to Nyaung Oo Airport to fly Heho & Transfer to Kalaw & short time trekking to nearby village to explore their way of life , back to Kalaw & Overnight at Kalaw.
Day ( 8 ) Kalaw-Pindaya-Inle lake

After Hotel Breakfast , Drive to Pindaya City and Pindaya Cave along the colorful agricultural fields and tribe villages , Shwe Oo Min Pagoda Cave ( Pindaya Cave ) , over 8000 different shaped Buddha Images inside the limestone cave , Shan traditional Paper Umbrella Making Process & Drive to your chosen Hotel at Nyaung Shwe or Inle lake , Overnight at Inle lake.
Day ( 9 ) Inle lake Boat Tour

Take private boat and start Inle lake boat tour , Head to Shwe Indein Pagoda with one hour boat ride from Nyaung Shwe Jetty , Walk along the stairways to Shwe Indein Pagoda ( 11st to 15th Century stupas ) , Ywama Village , Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda ( 5 Buddha Images , most famous pagoda at Inle lake ) , Inpawkhone Village of Inthar Weaving Pattern , Nga Phel Kyaung Wooden Monastery , Floating Gardens & Back to Hotel and Overnight at Inle lake.
Day ( 10 ) Inle-Taunggyi-Kakku-Yangon

After Hotel Breakfast , Check-out hotel , Drive to Taunggyi , the capital city of Shan State , Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery on the way to Taunggyi , Visit Sulamuni Pagoda , Drive to Kakku Pagoda Complex (over 2.000 stupas with origin dating back many centuries ) , Drive back to Taunggyi & Proceed to Heho Airport to fly Yangon , Overnight at Yangon.
Day ( 11 ) Yangon City Tour

After Hotel Breakfast , Visit to Sule Pagoda at traffic circle , Maha Bandula Park , Old Colonial Building in city center and Bo Aung Kyaw Street , Botataung Pagoda at river bank , Bogyoke Market , Kandawgyi & Karaweik Royal Barge , chuak Htat Gyi Pagoda ( colossal Reclining Buddha Image ) , Ngar Htat Gyi Pagoda ( 5 tired storey sitting Buddha Image ) , Great Shwedagon Pagoda at late afternoon to catch day light and night light beauty , Overnight at Yangon
Day ( 12 ) Departure

Transfer to Yangon International Airport for Departure