Top Notch Tours

Myanmar has many wonderful places to see and lots of things to explore although it is still in the state of developing and visitors may encounter its poor infrastructure and slow transportation system. But apart from this inconvenience, one will understand the glorious nature of Myanmar once being experienced.

Gold Backed's Top Notch Tours

Tour Code: (GB - TN 09) 2016 - 2017
Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Yangon - Bagan - Monywa - Mandalay - Pindaya - Kekku - Nyaung Shwe - Inle - Heho - Yangon
[ 14 Day / 13 Night ]

Day 01

Yangon Arrival

  Arrive Yangon by International flight . Welcome & transfer to hotel. Some highlights of Yangon sightseeing - Sule Pagoda at the heart of city, Maha Bandoola Park with Independence monument, photo stop at Karaweik hall - a royal floating barge with tranquil Kandawgyi Lake, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha; the 80 years old colonial style buildings near famous the Strand Hotel & Shwedagon Pagoda - one of the world's most spectacular religious monuments. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02

Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo

  After breakfast drive to Kyaikhtiyo ( the Golden Rock ). Arrive base camp of Kyaikhtiyo ( Kinpun Sakan ). Switch to the mountain climbing shuttle truck for drive to Hermit Hill. The travelers must either climb on foot or take a sedan chair by four porters ( extra cost ) to the Golden Rock, a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaves & delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. Check in hotel. Enjoy the evening view from pagoda & cool climate. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03

Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Yangon

  You can observe the amazing view from pagoda and unusual pagoda sites in early morning. Breakfast at hotel. Check out hotel & climb down to the foothill. Drive back to Bago. The famous sites in Bago are Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Shwethalyaung Pagoda - Reclining Buddha Image with 55 meters long, Kanbawzathadi Palace & Kyaik Pun pagoda - famous for its four giant Buddhas. Proceed to Yangon. Check in hotel. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04

Yangon - Bagan

  Early breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Bagan. Check in hotel. Sites to visit in Bagan are Nyaung U market, Shwezigon Pagoda - built in ( 1084 - 1113 ), Kyansittha Umin near Nat Hlaung Kyaung, Wetkyi-in Gubyaukgyi Temple - with fine mural painting of Jatakas scenes in Nyaung U area. Then proceed to visit Htilominlo - to see its well known plaster carvings, Ananda - an architectural masterpiece, Shwegugyi Temple & Thatbyinnyu Temple - highest in Bagan. Continue to Myingaba Village monuments which are Manuha - with gigantic Buddha image, Nanpaya Temples - an early style with the finest stone carving. Back to Bagan to visit lacquer ware industries, & enjoy sun set from Shwesandaw Pagoda. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05


  Morning sightseeing to Minnanthu village area. Visit Sulamani Pagoda, Laymyetnha Temple, Payathonezu Temple with colorful paintings & Thanbula Pagoda. Then proceed to see the daily life style of Bagan people, Dhamayazika Pagoda and Su Taung Pyay Oak Kyaung in Pwar Saw Village, Lawkananda Pagoda - a landmark of Bagan in Thiripyitsaya village, Shwegugyi Temple, the massive Dhamayangyi Temple & sunset from Bupaya - standing close to Irrawaddy River. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06

Bagan - Pakokku - Monywa

  After breakfast drive to jetty & cross the Irrawaddy River & arrive Pakokku where you can visit cheroot factory, weaving industry, leather slippers industry & market. Continuous drive to Monywa. Check in hotel. Cross the Chindwin River to Nyaung Bin Gyi jetty. Visit Po Win Taung ( 45 km from jetty ) with ancient sculptures carved on the mountain cliff. Return to Monywa. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07

Monywa - Sagaing - Amarapura - Mandalay

  Check out hotel. Start to drive Mandalay ( 136 km from Monywa ). Four miles away from Monywa on the highway visit Thanbodedhay Pagoda, banyan tree grove Boddhi - Tataung with the thousand sitting Buddha Images at the foot of each tree and enjoy the view from standing 130 meter high Aung Setkaya Pagoda of Po Khaung Hills. You can also visit Sagaing - Amarapura on the way. The worthy sites are - Kaung Mu Daw, Sagaing Hill & U Bein Wooden Bridge. Arrive Mandalay & check in hotel. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08


  Breakfast. Tour include Mahamuni Pagoda, with its spectacular Buddha Image covered in thick layers of gold leaves, Shwe Inbin wooden Monastery, golf leaf making & Mandalay old palace / moat. In the afternoon visit Shwenandaw Kyaung or Golden Palace Monastery, famous for its wood carvings, Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the world's biggest book & sunset from Mandalay Hill. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09

Mandalay - Pindaya

  After breakfast check out hotel & drive to Pindaya through Han Myint & Kyone villages. On the way, enjoy the scenic beauty of green glass plantations & cool climate of Shan State. Check in hotel. Visit Pindaya Cave with 2000 Buddha Stupas, Shan umbrella home industry. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10

Pindaya - Kekku - Nyaung Shwe - Inle

  After breakfast excursion trip to Kakku, 46 km. ( one & half hours. drive ) south of Taunggyi, situated in Pa O region. Also visit around Kakku & drive back to Taunggyi, over 1,440 meter above sea level is the capital of Shan State. ( famous for the fire balloon festival held annually at the full moon of Tazaungmone that's Myanmar Calander / November ). Then proceed to Nyaung Shwe by car & again boat ride to hotel in Lake Inle. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11


  Breakfast visit Market Day, you can see the ways of life of various tribes in traditional colourful costumes. The other famous sites are Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, leg rowers, local methods of fishing, jumping cat monastery - where the cats are trained to jump in loops. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12


  After breakfast visit Indein. Afternoon tour include the traditional cheroot making industry, the weaving village of Inpawkhon, silver smith industry & the floating gardens. Also sightseeing highlights are - the western shore area, there are villages built on stilts mostly inhabited by the Intha people. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13

Inle - Heho - Yangon

  Breakfast. Transfer to Heho airport to fly Yangon in the morning. Arrive Yangon & transfer to hotel. Visit Yangon Jetty with Botathaung Pagoda, life of monks at monastery, Bogyoke Market with hundred of stores, Kaba Aye Hillock Pagoda ( World Peace Pagoda ), Kyauk Taw Gyi Paya - Sitting Buddha Image made of marble which the largest of it's kind in Myanmar & evening visit at China Town along walking the street stalls. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14

Yangon Departure

  Transfer to Yangon International airport for departure flight.

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