SMT 8

Tour Itinerary
Cultural Tours
SMT 8 : Mandalay-Myitkyina-Bhamo-Katha-Mandalay-Bagan-Mt.Popa-Heho-Pindaya-Inle-Ngapali Beach-Yangon
Day ( 1 ) Arrival at Mandalay

Welcomed by our tour guide or driver & transfer to your chosen hotel at Mandalay , relax at the rest of the day or Walking tour around Mandalay Downtown , Overnight at Mandalay
Day ( 2 ) Sagaing , Innwa , Amarapura

After hotel breakfast , Transfer to Amarapura , Pahtodawgyi Pagoda that is typical White-colored stupa , Over 700 years old Shwegugyi Monastery , Mahagandaryon Monastery where over 1000 Monks taking their procession for their lunch and main monastic education center of Buddhism , traditional Silk and Cotton Weaving factory , proceed to Sagaing City and Sagaing hill to explore U Min Thone Ze Pagoda that is resided 45 Buddha Images inside , Soon U Pon Nya Shin Pagoda , summit of Sagaing Hill , lunch break at local restaurant , transfer to Innwa Jetty and Cross small river by ferry boat & take horse cart to explore Innwa area , Bagaya Wooden Monastery , leaning Watch Tower , Maha Aung Myae Bon Zan Brick Monastery to see 19th century typical brick monastery architecture , drive back to Amarapura , beautiful sunset at famous U Bein Wooden Bridge.
Day ( 3 ) Mingun , Mandalay

After Hotel Breakfast , Transfer to Mayagyan Jetty to take private boat to Mingun Village , Pahtodawgyi Pagoda ( unfinished Stupa ) , Sayadaw Statue , the first monk who can recite by heart all the Tripitaka text , 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 ( 4 ) Mandalay-Myitkyina

Morning time relax at Hotel & Take the overnight train or flight to Myitkyina that is capital city of Kachin State , Check-in hotel and Visit to Myit Sone ( Confluence of May Kha River and Ma Li Kha River ) that starts Mighty Ayeyarwaddy River , Bala Min Htin River-crossed bridge , Su Taung Pyae reclining Buddha , Law Ka Man Aung Pagoda , Myitkyina Central market , St.Columban’s Cathedral Church , Overnight at Myitkyina.
Day ( 5 ) Myitkyina-Bhamo

Take flight from Myitkyina to Bhamo , Check-in hotel , Visit to Shwekyina Pagoda , Golden Crow pagoda and long bamboo bridge that is rebuilt every rainy season , St. Patrick’s Cathederal Church , Overnight at Bhamo.
Day ( 6 ) Bhamo-Katha

Take Express Boat or Slow Boat to Katha , is known for having inspired Kyauktada , the fictional setting of George Orwell’s Burmese Days , Overnight at Katha
Day ( 7 ) Katha

Morning Visit to Nat Pauk Elephant Camp , George Orwell’s house , Deputy Commissioner’s home in Katha , Kan Thar tennis club built in 1923 , British Club , St. Paul’s Anglican Church , Overnight at Katha.
Day ( 8 ) Katha-Mandalay

Take train from Katha to Nabar to catch Myitkyina-Mandalay train for overnight train trip. .
Day ( 9 ) Mandalay

Relax at hotel in Mandalay and Overnight at Mandalay
Day ( 10 ) Mandalay-Bagan

Transfer to Gawwein Jetty to take Express Cruise to Bagan on Mighty Ayeyarwaddy River.
Day ( 11 ) 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 ( 12 ) Mt.Popa & 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 ( 13 ) 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 ( 14 ) 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 ( 15 ) 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 ( 16 ) Inle-Heho-Thandwe-Ngapali Beach

Transfer from Nyaung Shwe ( Inle lake ) to Heho to take flight to Thandwe , Arrival at Thandwe and Proceed to famous Ngapali Beach.
Day ( 17 ) Ngapali Beach

Relax at Ngapali Beach .
Day ( 18 ) Ngapali-Thandwe-Yangon

Transfer to Thandwe to fly to Yangon & Visit to Sule pagoda at City Center and Great Shwedagon Pagoda at late afternoon.
Day ( 19 ) Departure

Drive to Yangon International Airport for Departure.