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YANGON – MAWLAMYAING-HPA AN-GOLDEN ROCK-BAGAN-INLE LAKE-YANGON
14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS TOUR PROGRAM
Tour code: GDT 013

yangon-11Day 01 Arrival Yangon – Whole day Sightseeing in Yangon City
Upon arrival at airport, welcome by our GeoDiscover guide. And then transfer to hotel for check-in. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is still a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one of the most fascinating and authentic capitals of South-East Asia.
Our sightseeing starts with Chaukhtatkyi Reclining Buddha Image: 230 ft (70 m) long in the pose of rest, And then Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the Royal Lake for photo shop.
Evening :  Shwedagon Pagoda: world famous glistening gold stupa towering over the city with spearing to height of 326 fees.
Overnight at Hotel in Yangon.
mawlamyine01Day 02: Yangon  - Mawlamyine
After breakfast, drive to Bago, approx; 2 hours, the ancient Mon Kingdom as well as the seat of second Myanmar Dynasty. On the way, you can stop and visit Htauk Kyant Allied War Cemetery, the biggest war cemetery in the country maintained by the Commomwealth War Grave Commission.
Then drive to Mawlamyine, the first British Burma Capital City called at that time known as Molmein. When arrive at Mawlamyine, visit Sein Tone Queen monestry famous for the decorated wooden sculptures, and then visit Kyaik Than Lay pagoda situated on the hill, face to the city and  great Than Lwin river for the sunset time.
Overnight at Mawlamyine.
mawlamyine02Day3: Mawlamyine - Win Sein Tawya - Phar Auk Tawya - Kyaikhami - Setse Beach - Mawlamyine
After breakfast, drive to the further south of the city to visit the Giant Reclining Buddha, the biggest reclining Buddha ever built in the world. Then, drive to Kyaikhami Pagoda. The pagoda in which many Buddha Images are housed is situated in the shrine jutting out into the sea. There are wonders to be told about the pagoda and no wonder that the pagoda is the famed pilgrimage spot for the Myanmar Buddhists. Then drive to Setse Beach to enjoy the sea breeze.

In the afternoon, drive back to Mawlamying, on the way visit most tranquil Phar Auk Meditation Center which lies in the deep forest. If you desire to learn meditation, that is a good place to carry out the plan.  After exploring around the center, drive back to Mawlamying.
Overnight in Mawlamyine
mawlamyine03Day 04 Mawlamyaing – Hpa An
After breakfast, drive to Hpa An , the capital of Kayin state. On the way visit a finest monestry at U Nar Auk villag. After that visit downtown area and the market. Visit famous ancient Kawt Gun caveToday sightseeing include Shweyin hmyaw Pagoda Near the clock tower and middle part of Hpa An, on the river bank of Thanlwin River. Overnight at Hotel in Hpa An.


hpaan01Day 05 Hpa An – Golden Rock
After breakfast, overland driving to Golden Rock. On the way, visit Bayinnyi cave. Arrive at pilgrim-village Kin Pun, is a starting point to the famous Golden Rock. From starting point take a truck , it will take about 1 hour up the hill to enjoy the sunset at the Golden Rock. The famous 'Golden Rock' is a sacred, massive gold-leafed boulder delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff near the top of Mt. Kyaikhtiyo and it is one of the most revered Buddhist shrines. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.
kyaikhtiyoDay 06. Kyaikhtiyo - Bago – Yangon
After breakfast go back to Yangon. On the way visit at Bago ,  the ancient city which lies about 80 Km away from Yangon. Bago city sightseeing to the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Shwethalyaung Image, Kyaik Pun Pagoda, Bago market,  etc: In the afternoon return back to Yangon.
Overnight at Hotel in Yangon.


bagan-13Day 07 Yangon - Bagan - Whole day sightseeing in Bagan
Morning flight to ancient Bagan. Start tour highlights: Nyaung Oo Market, Shwezigon Pagoda; the prototype of Myanmar Stupas, Kyansittha Umin, a tunnel with an interesting feature of paintings; Htilominlo temple, one of the highest temple, , Thatbyinnyu temple : built in AD 1144 by Alaungsithu, Bagan highest temple, is built of 4 storied of 207ft hight,  Tharabar Gate : the best preserved remains of the 9th century wall and the only gate still standing, it is built by Pyinbya Min, the first king of Bagan, the traces of old stucco can still be seen on the gateway.  You will get an unforgettable sunset from a terrace of a temple.
Overnight stay at hotel in Bagan.
bagan-14Day 08 Bagan - Whole day sightseeing in Bagan
Breakfast at hotel. This morning we have time to explore the Myinkaba village area. First we visit Gubyaukgyi Temple admiring the fine stuccowork, later stop at Myazedi stupa to see Myanmar's "Rosetta Stone", bearing inscriptions written in four languages.  . We continue to Nanpaya temple, built in the Mon style with intricate stone carvings, and said once to have been Mon King Manuha's residence. See the four Buddha images in Manuha Temple and then visit to Abeyadana Temple with frescoes representing Bodhisattvas and the gods of Indian mythology.
Visit one of the famous lacqueware workshop.
At afternoon sightseeing :  Anadar temple : It is one of the finest, largest best preserved and most revered of all Bagan temples. Ananda is built between AD 1090 and 1105 by King Kyansittha.
Evening enjoy the sunset at Lawkanandaw Pagoda : on the east bank of Ayeyarwaddy River, this pagoda was built by King Anawrahta , at the height of Bagan's power and supposedly shrined one of Buddha tooth replica brought from Srilanka. Overnight at Hotel in Bagan.
salay02Day 09 Bagan – Salay- Mt Popa
After morning breakfast, drive to Salay. Visit the famous monastery "Yoke-Sone-Kyaung" which is a cultural heritage site in Sale, which in situated On the way visit to Mt. Popa. (Every Monday and gazetted holidays, the museum will be closed) . Mt Popa rises 1520 metres into the sky. Climbing to the summit takes about 30 minutes and you can visit the Mahagiri Shrine dedicated to the "Nats" (spirits) at the top where there is a wonderful panoramic view.
Overnight at Hotel in Mt Popa.
poppa-02Day 10 Mt Popa-Heho-Inle Lake
Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive back to Bagan for fly to Heho. Arrive at Heho airport , drive to Nyaungshwe where we board our own boat to go to our hotel in Inle Lake.  On the way, visit Shwe Yan Pyay old wooden monstery. While taking by mortorized boat, you can see the fishermen with different techniques, the floating gardens, and some wild birdlives. Overnight at Hotel, in Inle Lake.
inle-12Day 11 Inle Lake
This morning, explore one of the 5-day markets (on market day only). You will get insight into the life-style of the ethnic Pa-O, Shan, Taung Yoe and Intha inhabitants who came to these markets to sell their goods., Then A visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State. See traditional handicrafts - silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop. Pass endless floating gardens, where fruit and vegetables are grown. Continue by boat to visit Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries on the lake. One can see ancient Buddha statues which are more than 200 years old. Return back to hotel and overnight at Hotel in Inle lake.
indein02Day 12 Inle Lake –Indein
Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy boat trip on Inle Lake – a photographer's dream, its calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, to which scenic high hills provide the perfect backdrop. See the lake's unique "leg rowers" – the Intha people row standing up with one leg wrapped around an oar.
In the afternoon, we enjoy another boat tour to Indein, the acinent ruin stoupas complex, at the western end of the Lake. The boat takes you through a long channel where you watch the farmers cultivate their produce. This ride is one of the most scenic boat tours on Lake Inle. The beauty of sunset over Inle Lake enchants all visits. Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake.
inle-13Day 13 Inle Lake-Heho Yangon
 After breakfast, Transfer to Airport flight to Yangon. When arrive Yangon,  go shopping to Bogyoke Aung San market (formerly Scott Market), where you can find wide range of souvenirs, handicraft shops, gems and jewelry famous for their qualities.
Take a walk around the city centre to the Yangon river port. Then visit evening market at china town.
Overnight in Yangon.
yangon-12Day 14: Departure Yangon
Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast, free time for relaxation.
You can be relaxing at the hotel to enjoy the pool, sun, and gardens or to enjoy at your leisure activities of your choice (no services provided).
In the late afternoon, transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight.
Registration formalities, customs and police. Boarding and taking off on flight to your destination.
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