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Wednesday, 03 August 2011 09:14

Trek Around Kyaing Tong

DAY 1: YANGON or MANDALAY or HEHO > KYAING TONG (Dinner only)

Flight to Kyaing Tong, installation at the hotel. Walk around Lake Naung Tong, then the heart of city, which is dominated by the immense Buddha at the Zoam Sak Pagoda. Visit of the old monastery Wat Jong Kham. Dinner in a local restaurant, night at hotel.

DAY 2: KYAING TONG (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

A full day is dedicated to visiting and meeting Shan ethnic groups. See the Akha which are a majority here and Lahu which keep alive Tibetan traditions and habits. Walk in the village of Kat Tauk, then Pine Tauk with its Baptist church and his waterfalls, then walk towards Wanpin for a picnic. Trek to the Akha catholic village of Wanlar, then on to the Ann village of Nam Lin Kaung. The Ann are animists. Ann have black teeth because they chew a certain tree bark, Walk to the paddy field close to Nam Lin May. Return by car to Kyaing Tong. On the way visit a “Silver Palaung” village which is called this because the women Dinner wear silver belts. Then see a rice distillery. Dinner in a local restaurant, night at the hotel.

DAY 3: KYAING TONG (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

If road conditons permit, a car tour through the Kengtong surrounding hills will be arranged. In either case, there will be a walk to reach the top of Hokyin mountain. In a splendid mountain landscape trek to discover Akha villages of various religions: Buddhist, animist and catholic. Picnic on the way. Return to Kyaing Tong. Visit a Shan lacquerware workshop of lacquer in the area. The Shan lacquerers have a unique technique to make designs by mixing string and lacquer resin.

Before having diner in a restaurant, admire the panorama from the “Lone Tree Hill”, a nearby a 350-years-old tree. Dinner in a local restaurant, night at the hotel.

DAY 4: KYAING TONG >YANGON or HEHO* (Breakfast, lunch)

Morning walk in the market and visits of Wat In and Wat Maha Myat.If time permits, a visit to a pottery and an iron workshop will be possible. After lunch transfer to the airport.

Wednesday, 03 August 2011 07:22

“The Best Of Myanmar

DAY 1 – YANGON


Airport welcome and hotel transfer. Visit Pagoda Chauk Htat Gyi. The Reclining Buddha here, along with Bago’s, is one of the largest in Myanmar. A visit to the National Museum is very useful to understand Myanmar culture and traditions.

Afternoon: Visit the Botataung Pagoda where is located a much venerated Buddha relic, and a beautiful Buddha statue which used to be exhibited in London's British Museum.
To enjoy a beautiful sunset, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most venerated Myanmar pagodas, which also holds a high place in Buddhism.

DAY 2 - YANGON > BAGAN Flight for BAGAN NYAUNG U.


Airport welcome and hotel transfer. Discovery of Bagan plain. Built by king Anawrahta, Bagan was the capital of 1st BAMAR dynasty. At the 10th century the plain was covered by more than 10.000 temples and pagodas. After centuries and the 1976 earthquake, more than 2,500 remains. Guided tour of the most beautiful temples and pagodas such as Ananda, Thatbynnyu, Htilominlo, Dammayangyi, Sulamani, Shwezigon, Ah Lo Daw Pyae etc are provided.
Sunset from the terrace of a pagoda.

DAY 3 – BAGAN


Promenade in Myinkaba, a lacquerware village. Its pagoda MANUHA contains sandstone carvings which deserve to be seen.
Visit lacquerware workshops, Shwezigon Pagoda and the underground temple Kyauk Gu Umin. Return by the Irrawaddy river at sunset.

DAY 4 - BAGAN > MANDALAY

Flight for Mandalay. First discover the city and visit the Shwenandaw Monastery and Kuthodaw pagoda.  After lunch, boat to Mingun. Visit the giant unfinished pagoda of king Bodawpaya and Myatheindan Pagoda with its 7 circular terraces. To finish the day visit the Pagoda on Mandalay hill... sundown from its terrace is quite special.

DAY 5 – MANDALAY

By road visit Sagaing hill. In Amarapura visit Mahargandayon Monastery at monks lunch time. Visit the craftsmen district. In the afternoon, visit the Maharmuni Pagoda. Sunset promenade on U-Bein Bridge. Visit Kyauktawgyi Pagoda for its mural paintings. Cross back the lake in a sampan boat. By road back to Mandalay

DAY 6 - MANDALAY > PINDAYA > INLAY LAKE


Flight to Heho. Through the Shan hills transfer to Pindaya. Visit a cave that contains thousands of Buddhas. Before taking the road to Inlay Lake, visit a mulberry paper and umbrella workshop. Boat transfer to hotel.

DAY 7 - INLAY LAKE


All day boat excursion through floating gardens and Inthas villages. Visit a traditional market, silk weaving and goldsmith workshops. Visit Phaung Daw U Pagoda, the superb site of IN DEIN, with its 12th century stupas.

DAY 8 - INLAY LAKE > YANGON


Boat transfer to Nyaung Shwe. Visit its Shwe Yan Phye Monastery. Road to Heho and flight to YANGON. Hotel Transfer.

DAY 9 - YANGON >YOUR COUNTRY


Visit downtown and Sule pagoda. Visit the famous handicraft market, "the Bogyoke Market" and the Zawgyi House. Free afternoon. Airport transfer to catch your returning flight.

Wednesday, 03 August 2011 04:34

“The Best Of Myanmar”

“THE BEST OF MYANMAR”

Yangon - Golden Rock - Bagan - Popa - Monywa - Po WinTaung Caves - Sagaing - Mandalay - Mingun - Pyin Oo Lwin - Pyndaya Caves - Inlay Lake – Yangon

DAY 1 : YANGON


Airport welcome and hotel transfer. Visit Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda. Its reclining Buddha is the second largest in Myanmar. Visit the Myanmar National Museum. Afternoon: Visit the Botahtaung Pagoda where there is a beautiful Buddha statue  which used to be in London's British Museum. At sunset, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the 4 most venerated Myanmar pagodas.

DAY 2 : YANGON > KYAIKHTIYO


Road to the famous Golden Rock, perched in balance on a cliff and transformed into a gilded sanctuary. All year long it’s one of the major places of Buddhist pilgrimage. Approach is made in an uncovered truck. At sunset final climbing (4 km) with the pilgrims.

DAY 3 : KYAIKHTIYO > BAGO >YANGON


Road to Bago. Visit Shwemawdaw, a pagoda of over 1000 years, Shwethalyaung Pagoda where the greatest reclining Buddha in Myanmar is located. Afternoon: road to Yangon, stops at the Allied Cemetery and at the banyan tree devoted to Myanmar spirits, the “Nats”.

DAY 4 : YANGON > BAGAN


Airport transfer for Bagan flight. Hotel transfer. Discover the Bagan plain. Built by king Anawrahta, Bagan was the capital of 1st Bamar dynasty. At the 10th century the plain was covered by more than 10,000 temples. After centuries and the 1976 earthquake, more than 2,500 remains. Visit major temples : Ananda, Thatbynnyu, Htilominlo, Dammayangyi, Sulamani, Shwezigon, Ah Lo Daw Pyae etc. Sunset from the terrace of a pagoda.

DAY 5 : BAGAN > SALE > MOUNT POPA


Promenade in the lacquerware village Myinkaba. Its Manuha Pagoda contains are sandstone carvings. Visit lacquerware workshops. Road to Sale. Visit Sale's 19th century monastery for its teak facade that is magnificently carved, and the pagoda where the largest lacquerware Buddha throne (11th century) is found. Road to Mount Popa. Visit of TAUNG KALAT Monastery perched on the top of a volcanic peak. Mount Popa is also the place of the “Nats” spirits that nourish numerous beliefs and popular legends.

DAY 6: MOUNT POPA > PHO WIN TAUNG > MONYWA


Road to Nyaung U. Irrawaddy River crossing to Pakkoku. Visit  the famous cotton market. Road to Pho Win Taung caves. On the way, visit Pakkhangyi and Kyaung Pakhan Nge Monastery. Visit Pho Win Taung caves for its 14th-18th century carved facades and mural paintings. Road to Monywa.

Day 7: MONYWA > SAGAING > MANDALAY


Visits Thanboddhay Pagoda, impressive because of the hundreds of thousands of Buddhas which decorate it. Road to Sagaing. Visit Kaung Hmu Daw Pagoda whose architecture is directly inspired by the most famous Sri Lankan pagoda. Visit Sagaing Hill, covered by numerous monasteries. It is the Myanmar's “praying and meditation hill”. At sunset visit Sun U Ponya Shin Pagoda. From its terrace admire the Irrawaddy valley. Road to Mandalay.

DAY 8 : MANDALAY


Visit Shwe Inbin and Shwenandaw monasteries. The second is very interesting for it is the only vestige of the Mandalay Palace. Visit Pagoda Khuthodaw which contains the largest stone book in the world. Road to and visit Mahamuni Pagoda. On the way stop at weaving, tapestry, marble, wood and bronze carving districts. End of the day visit the Mandalay Hill Pagoda. From its terrace enjoy sunset and a lovely view of the city. Dinner. Burmese traditional Puppet show.

DAY 9 : MANDALAY>MINGUN>AVA>AMARAPURA


Boat to Mingun. Visit the unfinished king Bodawpaya Pagoda, which has the largest sounding bell in the world, and  the 7 circular terraces Myatheindaw Pagoda. Visit  Ava, royal city from 1364 to 1840, located on an island in the middle of the Irrawaddy River. On the way back to Mandalay, walk on the U Bein Bridge. Visit the Kyauktawgyi Pagoda for its murals paintings. Sunset lake crossing in a sampan.

DAY 10 : MANDALAY > PYIN OO LWIN


Road to Pyin Oo Lwin. Visit its market, and its amazing botanical park. Pyin Oo Lwin and its surroundings are the places where coffee, flowers, strawberries and pineapples are cultivated. It is also the city of silk. Many hills are covered with mulberry trees for there leaves are used to feed silk worms. Visit the water falls of Peik Khyin Myaung.

DAY 11 : PYIN OO LWIN > PINDAYA > INLAY LAKE


Road to Mandalay airport. Flight to Heho and road to the astonishing caves of Pindaya. In dim light see thousands of Buddhas of all styles and all materials which cover the walls and make the place very impressive. Before the road to Inlay Lake, visit a mulberry paper and umbrella workshop. Boat transfer to hotel.

DAY 12 : INLAY LAKE


All-day boat excursion through Intha villages and floating gardens. Visit traditional market, visit Phaung Daw U, the lake's most important pagoda which shelters 5 immensely venerated Buddhas. Visits a goldsmith and cheroot (Burmese cigar) workshop, and In Paw Khone, silk weavers.

DAY 13 : INLAY LAKE > YANGON


Visit the market and the pagoda of IN DEIN. Boat transfer to Nyaung Shwe. Visit Shwe Yamphye Monastery. Road to Heho and flight to Yangon. Hotel transfer. End of day free.

DAY 14: YANGON > YOUR COUNTRY


Visit downtown and Sule Pagoda. Free afternoon. Last minute shopping in the famous handicraft Bogyoke Market, then  Zawgyi House. Airport transfer to catch your returning flight.

Wednesday, 03 August 2011 04:08

Myanmar Tour

Day 1 - Arrival in Yangon (L,D)

Drive past gleaming temples and faded colonial buildings as you arrive in to Yangon for the start of your luxury holiday. Explore the country’s rich history at the National Museum, stare in awe at the massive 70-meter reclining Buddha at Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, and travel to the holy Shwedagon Pagoda. As the sun begins to set, watch the colors reflect of Shwedagon’s gold-covered stupa- a magical way to finish a day of sightseeing. Overnight at Governor’s Residence, Yangon.

Day 2 - Yangon - Bagan (B,L,D)

After a short flight to Bagan, spend today explore the ancient temples of Bagan with your private guide. Wander past architectural masterpieces and towering pagodas as you learn about the historical and cultural significance of these buildings and embark on a horse cart ride along quiet roads. Finish today’s sightseeing tour by watching the sun set over the stupa-filled plains followed by a delicious dinner and marionette show. Overnight at Thiripyitsaya Sakura, Bagan.

Day 3 - Bagan (B,L,D)

Learn more about the Burmese culture as you spend the day exploring neighboring villages and interacting with the local villagers. This morning, visit a rural school whose friendly students will welcome you with warm smiles. Continue to nearby caves which hold religious significance for the Burmese and visit craftsman villages where you will see items such as plum jam, lacquer ware, and bullock carts being produced. Overnight at Thiripyitsaya Sakura, Bagan.

Day 4 - Bagan - Heho - Inle Lake (B,L,D)

This morning fly from the planes of Bagan to the tranquil waters of Inle Lake. Surrounded by the Shan Hills, embark on a boat trip through stilted villages, past leg-rowing fishermen, and unique pagodas. Explore the cottage industries of the lake’s residents before enjoying dinner and stunning views at your lakeside hotel. Overnight at Inle Princess Resort, Inle Lake.

Day 5 - In Dein - Inle Lake (B,L,D)

Spend today exploring Inle Lake and its surroundings. Travel by boat to the Pa-Oh village of Indein, meet the locals, and climb the stupa-filled hill for breathtaking views. Enjoy lunch in the picturesque village of Se Ma before traveling by canoe through the stilted houses and floating gardens of the Intha people. Overnight at Inle Princess Resort, Inle Lake.

Day 6 - Inle Lake - Yangon - Depature (B,L)

After breakfast, spend a leisurely morning around the Inle Lake before flying back to Yangon. Enjoy a delicious lunch and some shopping at Bogyoke Market before transferring to the Airport for your onward flight.

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 09:31

Mandalay Bagan

DAY 1: MANDALAY > SHWE NANN TINT (Lunch, dinner)

Embarkation at 10 AM. Downstream cruise castoff time: 11 AM.
Onboard lunch. In the afternoon stop at Yandabo and Maing.
Dock overnight near the village of Shwe Nann Tint.

DAY 2: SHWE NANN TINT > BAGAN (Breakfast)

Early morning downstream cruise to Bagan. Onboard breakfast
Enjoy the sunrise near Bagan. Arrival around 10:00 hrs.

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 09:27

Mandalay Bagan

Departure: Sunday

DAY 1: MANDALAY > SHWE NANN TINT(Lunch, dinner)

Embarkation at 12 PM. Downstream cruise starts one hour later.
Welcome Cocktail and lunch onboard. Stop to visit the Mingun Pagoda.

Dock overnight at a sandbank mid-stream. Onboard dinner. After dinner a dance and drama performance will be given by the Mandalay Arts School on the sundeck (if available).

DAY 2: SAGAING > SHWE NANN TINT (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Early in the morning cruise downstream. After breakfast passengers can go ashore to visit Sagaing. Cast off time at 11:15 AM. Onboard lunch.
In the afternoon stop at Yandabo and at Maing.
Dock overnight near the village of Shwe Nann Tint.

DAY 3: SHWE NANN TINT > BAGAN (Breakfast)


Early morning downstream cruise to Bagan. Onboard breakfast.
Enjoy the sunrise near Bagan. Arrival around 10 AM.

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