Sunday, October 27, 2013


A Pair of Ancient Cities and Commercial City (9days/8nights)
Day-1 Mandalay
At Mandalay airport your guide and driver will meet and greet you, pick you up to your hotel to check-in and after a while for refreshing then we start touring. We will start touring at Mahar Myat Muni huge Buddha image that the most admirable pagoda in Mandalay. After that we will continue to gold leaf plating ward where those who live in traditionally making gold leaf which can offer to Buddha images and pagodas,next in traditional handicrafts in Mandalay such as marble masonry, silver smith and so on. Then ancient golden palace monastery which is made only with teak and one of the finest woodcarving work Kaungbaung era.Next,729 stone scripts known as the world biggest book located within Kaungmutaw pagoda compound. In the evening, we will be heading to Mandalay hill; here you can see amazing view of sunset.Overnight in Mandalay hotel. (L/D) 
Day-2 Mandalay-Amarapura-Sagaing-Ava

After breakfast at your hotel, our tour begins at Amarapura, a former capital whose name means ‘City of Immortality’ then visit Mahagandayon monastery, when over one-thousand monks reside. Then we will go cross Ayeyarwaddy River to reach to Sagaing where there are over 600 white coloured pagodas and many monasteries so that Sagaing is accepted as quiet and peace place for being religious zone. There are also about 3000 monks and over 100 meditation centre .Then we carry on Swan Oo Ponnya Shin Pogada , Kaung Mutaw and over 30 caves. Next, we continue to Ava which is an ancient throne city in 14th and 18th century. We can tour in Ava with horse carts and we can observe fine ancient architecture at Mahar Aung Myae Bonsan and Vargaya monasteries and ancient city wall.Next, we go on to Amarapura where there is a bridge known as U Pein Bridge which is crossing over Taung Thanman Lake over 200 year ago. We can feel amazing view of U Pein Bridge and Taung Thanman Lake. Overnight in Mandalay hotel. (B/L/D) 
Day 3 Mandalay- Bagan

Today departure must be early due to you will be transferred to your port ,you will be transferred to Mandalay jetty to embark your cruise for sightseeing along the Ayerawaddy river .Estimated departure is 6:00 am and arrival is around about 6:00 pm.Overnight in Bagan hotel.(B/L/D) 
Day 4 Mount Popa –Salay

Your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel to start touring mount Popa and Salay. Mount Popa is an extinct volcano with stupas and spirits known as Nats.Now we will climb up the 777 steps to the top of volcanic plug .At the top, you can look around amazing mountain sceneries.Next,after for an hour and a half drive you will get in to Salay, an old religious center ,located at the eastern bank of Ayeyawaddy river. There is a famous monastery in Salay and also native town of salay U Pone Nya who was famous in Kong baung era .Salay Yoke Sone Kyaung was built in AD 1882 and amazing artistic work woodcarvings around it. Overnight in Bagan hotel. (B/L/D) 
Day 5 Bagan

After breakfast at your hotel, begin touring bagan starting at Shwezigon Pagoda, a prototype of ancient Myanmar stupa.Then you will be transferred to Wetkyi-in Gubyaukgyi Temple with fine fresco. Next we will proceed to Myinkabar village where you can observe local famous lacquer ware industry. Then you will be transferred to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece of old bagan era.Manuhar temple with huge Buddha image is tighten in the temple that was expressed by a captive king, Manuhar how he was suffering in the life of prison. After that Thatbyinnyu which is highest temple of bagan.Next to Dhammayangyi, a massive Temple with the finest brickwork. Before lunch break, you will be at Sulamuni Temple where you can see fine fresco from 18th century Konebaung era. At the end of the day we will enjoy sunset from Bupaya. Stay overnight at your hotel in Bagan. (B/L/D) 
Day-6 Bagan –Yangon

After breakfast at your hotel, your driver will pick you up to transfer to Nyaung U Airport, then at the Yangon Airport your driver will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. After lunch we'll visit Chyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. A visit to Chyaukhtatgyi contributes a great overview of Buddhism with fresco depicting the life of Buddha, the feet of the statue carved with traditional symbols and often many locals gathering to pay homage and pray. Next we go on to Kandawgyi Park, one of central Yangon's greenest spots. Here you will see the glittering Karaweik barge, a copy of the royal barge, and the vast lake with views of Shwedagon in the background. Soon after for a while we continue to Shwedagon Pagoda the most admirable Buddhist Pagoda in Myanmar. Most of Myanmar people believed that it was built in more than 2000 years ago but it can be proved that it was about 11 century then renovated several times until taking its current shape in the 15th century. The 8-sided central stupa is 99 meters tall and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold leaf .Moreover it is surrounded by 64 smaller stupas and you will see the massive complex, observing why this pagoda is so revered. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa and the city skyline from this vantage point and sunset. Overnight in Yangon Hotel. (B/L/D) 
Day 7 Yangon-Bago

This morning your guide and driver will greet you at the hotel and embark on to Bago, for a 2-hour drive. Bago, also known as Pegu, was the capital of the Mon Kingdom in the 15th century and is a town steeped in legend.The sites in Bago are spread out around the town and you'll spend the day exploring with your guide, learning about the history and myths of the city. Stops include the 55-metre long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha, the four seated Buddhas at Kyaikpun and the old palace of Kambozathadi. The Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda is the most outstanding religious monument in Bago. This golden temple stands at 114 meters tall, higher than Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda, and can be seen from around 10 kilometers outside of the city.A lunch stop will be made at a local restaurant during the day's touring in Bago.From Bago we'll return to Yangon this afternoon. Before reaching the city limits, stop in Htaukkyan Township to visit the Allied War Cemetery. This beautifully-landscaped, peaceful area is the final resting place for more than 27,000 Allied Soldiers who perished during the World War II campaign in Myanmar.Once in Yangon you will be transferred to your hotel. (B/L/D) 
In the morning ,your driver and guide greet and pick you up to set off Syriam,once port city during 15th century.After about an hour drive,you'll reach Syriam acrossing Bago river.First break point is Kyaik Khauk pagoda which is 4 kilometres outside of the town centre and its features was built same as Shwedagon pagoda.In the compound of the pagoda ,there are two cemeteries.One of them is ex-king of Taungoo and also know as a king of Yatu ( long poem of old Burma Style ).Another one is the cemetery of minister Padaytha Yarzar,well known poet in konbaung Era.Next,we continue to Kyauk Tan to vitsit Yele Pagoda,a stupa on a small island.You have to take a boat to get to Yele Pagoda.Moreover,there are many giant fishes which you can feed.On the way return to Yangon,our next break point is Parda Gyi Pagoda in Parda Gyi village which is accepted as a acient palace and small city in history.Then,retrace to Yangon.(B/L/D) 
Day -9 Yangon
After breakfast at your hotel, your driver will pick you up to transfer to Yangon Airport. End of our services.(B)

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PRICING – in USD per person for shared twin/double
Above fare can be changed due to fuel surcharge and currency exchange rate.
Our services include:
• Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
• Meals as mentioned in the program (B= breakfast, L= lunch).
• English-speaking guide
• All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles
• Domestic flight ticket NYU-RGN
• Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
• Water and refreshing towels on touring days
• Horse Carts Fee
• Ava boat fee
• River Cruise Fee Mandalay to Bagan
Our services do not include:
• Meals other than mentioned
• Visits not mentioned in the program
• Drinks and personal expenses
• Any other items not mentioned

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