SMT 9

Tour Itinerary
Cultural Tours
SMT 9: Yangon-Mandalay-Pakokku-Kyaukhtu-Mindat-Mt.Victoria-Kanpetlet-Saw-Bagan-Mt.Popa-Salay-Bagan-Yangon
Day ( 1 ) Yangon Arrival

Welcomed by our tour guide or driver at Yangon International Airport , Visit to Colonial-style City Center , Over 2000 Years Old Sule Pagoda in the main junction , Mahabandula Park and Independence Monument , Proceed to Botataung Pagoda at River Bank to explore the ways of life nearby river and photo shots , Old Colonial Buildings along Bo Aung Kyaw Street , Visit to Bogyoke Market , National Museum that you can see 8 meter high Great Lion Throne as well as the Mandalay Royal Regalia , Ngar Htet Gyi Pagoda that is huge Sitting Buddha , Chauk Htet Gyi Pagoda that is beautiful Reclining Buddha Image & at the late afternoon to Great Shwedagon Pagoda to catch day & night beauty , Dinner out and Overnight at Yangon
Day ( 2 ) Yangon-Mandalay

After Hotel breakfast , Transfer to Airport to take flight to Mandalay , Arrival at Mandalay , Welcomed by our tour guide or driver , Transfer to Innwa Jetty , Cross the small river by ferry boat and take horse cart to explore Innwa area , 200 years old Wooden Bagaya Monastery , Yadanarsemi Pagoda , Only remaining structure of Innwa Palace , Watch Tower , Maha Aung Myae Bon Zan Brick Monastery , Proceed to Sagaing City and Kaungmudaw Pagoda that big dome shape stupa , Silverwear making workshop , U Min Thone Ze Pagoda and Soon U Pon Nya Shin Pagoda on the Sagaing Hill , impressive Sunset at famous U Bein Wooden Bridge , Drive to Mandalay and Overnight at Mandalay.
Day ( 3 ) Mingun , Mandalay

After Hotel breakfast , Transfer to Mayangyan Jetty to take private boat to Mingun Village , Mingun Pahtodawgyi Pagoda that is unfinished stupa when King Bodawpaya died , Sayadaw Statue , the first monk in Myanmar who can recite all the Tripitaka texts , Mingun Biggest Bell , weighs over 90 tons , very distinct architectural style White color MyaTheinDan Pagoda , Take boat back to Mandalay , Shweinpin Wooden Monastery , Lunch break at local restaurant , Mahamuni Pagoda , most famous Pagoda at upper land of Myanmar , Gold leaf making workshop , Mandalay Royal Palace that is being reconstructed by old records in 1996 , Golden Palace Monastery that is only remaining apartment from old Royal Palace , Kuthodaw Pagoda that is noted as World Biggest Book , Drive to Top of Mandalay Hill to see Sunset & panoramic view of Mandalay City , Overnight at Mandalay.
Day ( 4 ) Mandalay-Pakokku-Pauk-Kyaukhtu-Mindat

Morning Transfer from Mandalay to Mindat through Pakokku-Pauk-Kyaukhtu , approximately 9 hours drive and lunch break on the way to Mindat , Overnight at Mindat.
Day ( 5 ) Mindat-Kyardo Village-Aye Village

After Hotel breakfast , Our trekking with local regional Chin Guide to Kyardo Village to explore Tattoo-faced ladies and their ways of life , Lunch break at local Chin people house , proceed to Aye Village through Pine Tree forest and stunning Chin mountains , Overnight at Aye Village.
Day ( 6 ) Aye Village-Kanpetlet-Mt.Victoria

After simple Chin traditional breakfast , Transfer to Kanpetlet by car , Check-in your chosen hotel at Kanpetlet , Start Trekking to Nat Ma Taung ( Mt.Victoria that is called “ Khaw-nu-soum or Khonuamthung in Chin language ) that is peaked with a height of 3053 meters ( 10016 ft ) above sea level that is highest mountain in Chin State , trek to Chin Village & Overnight at Kanpetlet.
Day ( 7 ) Kanpetlet-Saw-Kazunma-Seikphyu-Chauk-Bagan

After hotel breakfast , Transfer to Bagan Via Saw-Kazunma-Seikphyu route , lunch break at Kazunma Village , Overnight at Bagan.
Day ( 8 ) Bagan Temple Tour

Sunrise at Lawkaoakshaung Pagoda , back to hotel and have breakfast , Start Bagan Temple Sightseeing , Visit to Shwezigon Pagoda that is prototype of later Burmese stupas and 37 Nats Shrine , 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 ( 9 ) 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 ( 10 ) Bagan-Yangon

Morning Flight from Bagan to Yangon & Transfer to your chosen hotel , relax at the rest of the day or Walking tour around Yangon City Center , Overnight at Yangon.
Day ( 11 )Departure

Transfer to Yangon International Airport for Departure