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Time: 21 Days 20 Nights

Style: Private tour or Tailor made

Grand Myanmar Journey offers a wide range of cultural interaction. For 21 days, you are charmed by imperial city of Mandalay, beautiful historical buildings in Yangon, amazed by unlike sunrise in Bagan, travelling further into the northern secret and experience the real awe that Mrauk U shows.

Begin from Yangon, you will spend 2 days exploring Shan State, venture to its mountain villages before heading east for the magical discovery of Mandalay and its ancient capitals including Sagaing and Amapura. From Mandalay we fly to Bagan followed by unique horse cart ride in Bagan 2500 temples and ruins. There are so many photographic chances to see the unique sites of lost land of Mrauk U, meeting the tatoo-faced women. Highlighted your trip with a beautiful time by  Ngapali Beach

Itinerary

Day 01: Yangon arrival

Welcome to the golden land or Myanmar!

Our guide and driver will greet you at Yangon airport for the hotel transfer. The remainder of the day is for your leisure.

Your Grand Myanmar Journey begins with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the gilded stupas with golden flash shining out to the skyline of Yangon city.

Accommodation: hotel in Yangon

Meal: dinner

Day 02: Yangon circle train – city tour

After breakfast, embarking on a short train ride to Yangon outskirt with stops on the way from Kyi Min Daing to Insein township. The best of this train is to provide you a chance to see local life, lively market and meet friendly vendors.

This afternoon, enjoy a guided walking tour through the outstanding Yangon`s architectural highlights located in its downtown including City Hall, Emmanuel Church, Inland Water buildings, Strand hotels which reflect the charm of British Colonial styles. During the walk, our guide will show you one of the most lively market located deeply in the Indian streets before we head to China town where the cultural blending of Chinese and Burmese is remarkable. Return to your hotel.

Accommodation: hotel in Yangon

Meal: breakfast

Day 03: Yangon – Mandalay city tour

This morning, we fly to Mandalay , the northern capital of Myanmar and start your tour of Mandalay  from Mahamuni pagoda, home to one of the most reverted Buddha images in Myanmar. Our next stop will be kalaga tapestry production and wood carving workshops, the two famous traditional works with products well known national wide.

This afternoon, we experience the world record of World`s biggest book engraved in 729 stone slabs in Kuthodaw pagoda then proceeding to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only building of the Royal Palace from 19th century.

Today`s highlight is the grand sunset over the large land of Mandalay from Mandalay Hill.

Accommodation: hotel in Mandalay

Meal: breakfast

Day 04: Mandalay – Sagaing – Amarapura

Spend your morning exploring the ancient capital of Sagaing, home to more than 600 pagoda overlooking Irrawaddy. Our tour guide will put the eminent pagodas of U Min Thone Sae and Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin into your travel itinerary this day and you will not miss explore famous Buddha cave.

Another ancient treasure is listed in our tour today is Ava, the former capital of Burmese Kingdom from 1364 to 1841. Taking a pleasant horse cart ride to travel through small village lanes, visiting wooden Bagaya Monastery and the remainder of Royal Palace.

Sunset by iconic Ubein, the longest teakwood bridge in the world connecting two sides of Tamanthaung lake by its 1,2km of teak. Return to your resort for leisure.

Accommodation: hotel in Mandalay

Meal: breakfast

Day 05: Mandalay – Pyn Oo Lwin

After breakfast, we take a scenic drive to Maymyo, known as Pyn Oo Lwin. The highlights of the visit will cover Pwe Kauk Fall. After that tour, head to National Kandawgyi Garden boasting 4840 trees mostly pine varieties, 575 different floral species and many exotic fruits and flowers

Accommodation: hotel in Pyn Oo Lwin

Meal: breakfast

Day 06: Pyn Oo Lwin – Mandalay

After breakfast, visit the famous Chinese Temple and Peik Chin Myaung Caves. On the way back to Mandalay, we will explore some of Mandalay`s famous attractions.

Free to enjoy night market in Mandalay

Accommodation: hotel in Mandalay

Meal: breakfast

Day 07: Mandalay – Inle Lake

After the morning flight to Heho, we enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of Shan state with a car drive to Nyang Shwe town. From here, head out onto the lake in a private motorboat, crossing unique stilt villages, floating gardens and different traditional workshops that lined on the surface of Inle Lake.

The boat ride on the main sanctuary of the lake will lead us to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda also known as jumping cat pagoda. Reaching your resort for relaxing sunset time.

Accommodation: hotel in Inle Lake

Meal: breakfast

Day 08: Inle Lake – Sagar – Inle Lake

After breakfast, set off from your resort for a scenic boat ride through less-visited path with beautiful mountain backdrop to reach Inle.

Upon your arrival in Sagar, explore its faded, famous “ sunken” stupas whose history dated back to 16th century. We then visit a fascinating village of Pa- O tribe and its nearby monastery before returning to your resort.

Accommodation: hotel in Inle Lake

Meal: breakfast

Day 09: Inle Lake – Five Day Market

After breakfast, enjoy a boat excursion winding through the small canals of Inle lake to see the lively Five Day market. This market attracts different local hill tribes coming to trade with fresh lake catch, farm produce, famous cigar, exotic foodshops and a wide range of local products that are totally unique.

The market photographing time is followed with a guided walking tour to Indein ruins. Return to your resort for leisure

Accommodation: hotel in Inle Lake

Meal: breakfast

Day 10: Inle Lake – Kalaw

This morning, we visit another famous market in Nyang Shwe town before heading to  Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery and see its superb collection of Buddha effigies and intricate, beautiful carvings.

From Inle Lake we travel uphill to Kalaw hill station, photographing its essential charm remained through typical British villa and garden.

Accommodation: hotel in Kalaw

Meal: breakfast

Day 11: Kalaw – Bagan

Today is left for a grand journey passing some of the most amazing landscapes of Shan state until you reach Bagan. En route, our guide will introduce you the life in the remote areas with some random village visit.

Once reaching Bagan, relax by the pool and stay at leisure.

Accommodation: hotel in Bagan

Meal: breakfast

Day 12: Bagan Sightseeing

This day is reserved for discovering the outstanding mustsees of Bagan starting from Shwezigon Pagoda, Nyang U market to Shwesandaw pagoda, passing some of the most amazing temples and ruins.

There are plenty of photogenic chance to capture both Bagan`s panorama and rural village life, along with traditional work of rich handicraft produce including silk weaving and lacquerwar.

Sunset over Bagan`s temple peaks features some of the most memorable moments in this sacred area.

Accommodation: hotel in Bagan

Meal: breakfast

Day 13: Bagan Off Beaten Track – Yangon

Our guide will be available today to craft a special itinerary either by bike or car, cruise to travel in the less-explored area of Bagan. You will have chance to see how local people make Bagan cigar, peanut oil and other traditional works.

Fly back to Yangon late afternoon. Transfer to your hotel in Yangon.

Accommodation: hotel in Yangon

Meal: breakfast

Day 14: Yangon – Sittwe

Embarking on a flight from Yangon to Sittwe. Upon arrival, our tour guide and driver will welcome you for a short visit to Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State.

The city is a rendezvous of Indian and Southeast Asian culture. Visit Cultural Museum and enhance your fish knowledge with a walk to a local market.

Accommodation: hotel in Sittwe

Meal: breakfast

Day 15: Sittwe – Mrauk U

After breakfast, taking a boat trip along Kaladan River to reach Mrauk U, one of the biggest archeaological sites in Myanmar. Once we settle in Mrauk U, you will witness the former grandiose of this ancient town, famed as Myanmar’s second eminent temple site after Bagan, during your visits to Koethaung Temple, Pitakataik Library, Laungbanpyauk Pagoda, Yadana Mannaung and Sakaya Mannaung Pagodas.

Accommodation: hotel in Mrauk U

Meal: breakfast

Day 16: Mrauk U Discovery

Having breakfast at your hotel then enjoy a scenic drive to Visali where local people produce rice noodle by Rakhine tradition way. After that, we proceed to To Maha Muni and colorful paddy farm on the way. Back to hotel or restaurant and have lunch.

This afternoon, we will discover Boundwet Village and Dutch Factory of 16th century stone building, Shakma women are with big earing and their tradition dress. To Mungla Shwegu Pagoda and small monastery in the forest is nice to visit. Then Loka Manaung Pagoda, Phara Baw Pagoda, Shwe Kyar Thein Mauktaw Gate, Sunset at Shwegudaung Pagoda.

Accommodation: hotel in Mrauk U

Meal: breakfast

Day 17: Mrauk U – Sittwe – Ngapali

After breakfast, shopping at Mrauk U Bazaar, visit Museum, Palace site and experience the local life in Mro Tribe Village. Check out hotel and transfer to Jetty.Lunch on board at River Velly Restaurant.

Arrive Sittwe and connect the flight to Ngapali Beach. Free at leisure

Accommodation: hotel in Ngapali Beach

Meal: breakfast

Day 18: Ngapali Beach

Free at leisure

Accommodation: hotel in Ngapali Beach

Meal: breakfast

Day 19: Ngapali Beach

Free at leisure

Accommodation: hotel in Ngapali Beach

Meal: breakfast

Day 20: Ngapali Beach – Yangon

Free at leisure until your flight back to Yangon.

Transfer to your hotel

Accommodation: hotel in Yangon

Meal: breakfast

Day 21: Yangon departure

Free to do shopping or visit Yangon on your own.

See off at Yangon airport with our souvenir.

Accommodation: not included

Meal: breakfast