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 10) 2016 - 2017
Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Bagan - Amarapura - Sagaing - Mandalay - Heho - Inle - Yangon - Pathein - Ngwe Saung Beach - Yangon
[ 16 Day / 15 Night ]

Day 01

Yangon Arrival

  Arrive Yangon by international flight. Transfer to hotel. Visit the glided Sule Pagoda in city centre, the Independent monument in Maha Bandoola Park, the old colonial style buildings near The Strand Hotel, Karaweik Hall -- a Royal Floating Barge on a lake for photo stop, Chaukhtutgyi Reclining Buddha & Shwedagon Pagoda - one of the world's most spectacular religious monuments. Overnight at hotel. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo
  After breakfast drive to Kyaikhtiyo ( The Golden Rock ). Arrive base camp of Kyaikhtiyo ( Kinpun Sakan ). Swift to the mountain climbing shuttle truck for drive to Hermit Hill. You must either climb on foot or take a sedan chair ny four porters ( extra coast ) to the Golden Rock, a huge boulder completely covered by gold & delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. Check in hotel. Enjoy the evening & night views from pagoda. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Yangon
  You can observe the amazing sites from pagoda square place & the scence of paying homage to pagoda with breakfast in Myanmar traditional style in early morning. Breakfast at hotel & check out. Climb down to the foothill where car with driver is waiting. Drive back to Bago. The famous sites are Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Shwethalyaing Pagoda - the reclining Buddha Image with 55 metres long, Kanbawzathadi Palace & Kyaik Pun Pagoda. Continue driving to Yangon. Check in hotel. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Yangon - Bagan
  Early breakfast. Transfer to airport to fly Bagan by W9 141, 06:30 - 07:50 hrs.. Check in Myanmar Treasure Hotel & sightseeing start with busy local market. Sites to visit --- Shwezigon Pagoda - building by King Anawratha in the early 11th century as a religious shrine, Kyansittha Umin near Nat Hlaung Kyaung, Gu Byauk Gyi - a temple with exquisite murals of Jatakas Scenes in Nyaung U, Shwe Gu Gyi Temple - noted for line stucco carvings, Ananda Temple - with four huge standing Buddha images galleried interior, Thatbyinnyu Temple - highest in Bagan & Dhamayangyi Temple - the most massive. Also visit lacquer ware industries. Continue sightseeing to visit Manuha Temple - from once been the palace of King Manuha, Lawkananda pagoda - a landmark of Bagan in Thiripyitsaya village & sunset from Bupaya - standing close to Irrawaddy River. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Bagan
  Breakfast. Morning sightseeing to Minnanthu village area. Sulamani Pagoda, Laymyetnha Temple, Payathonezu Temple with colorful Paintings & Thanbula Pagoda. Then proceed to see the daily life style of Bagan people. In the afternoon visit Dhamayazika Pagoda and Su Taung Pyay Oak Kyaung in Pwar Saw Village. Sunset from Shwe San Daw Pagoda. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 Bagan - Mandalay ( by boat )
  Early breakfast, transfer to jetty for up stream cruise on the Majestic Irrawaddy River leave Bagan for Mandalay. The boat departs Bagan at 07:00 hrs. & arrive Mandalay around 17:00 hrs. but sometimes late due to the current river flow. Arrive jetty & transfer to Mandalay City hotel. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 Mandalay - Amarapura - Sagaing - Mandalay
  After breakfast morning visit to gold leaf making, Mahamuni Image, wood & stone carving in Mandalay. Then visit Amarapura & Sagaing --- Bagaya Kyaung, Mahagandayone Monastery, Sagaing Hill with Swan U Ponnya Shin Paya from where you can enjoy the panoramic view of blue green mountain range & Ayeyarwaddy River, silverware industry & sunset from U Bein Wooden Bridge. Drive back to Mandalay. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 Mandalay - Heho
  After breakfast, a morning visit to Mandalay Hill - for a panoramic view of the city, Shwenandaw Kyaung or Golden Palace Monastery - a superb example of traditional of wooden building, Kuthodaw Pagoda - known as the world biggest book from its 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist Scriptures & Zaycho Market. Check out hotel & transfer to airport to fly Heho. Direct drive to Shwe Nyaung - Nyaung Shwe / Inle. Then will take you to hotel in Lake Inle, 22 km long & 10 km wide. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 Inle
  Visit Inle by boat to see the famous sites --- unique " leg rowers " -- the Inntha people row standing up with one leg wrapped around an oar, local ways of fishing, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, jumping cat monastery in Nga Phe Chaung and Ann's weaving centre in Myay Ni Gone village. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 10 Inle
  Breakfast. Excursion visit Inle by boat. You can enjoy Floating Market Day in Heya Ywama. Then visit Inndein where can be observed the pagodas & stupas -- mostly in ruins with beautifully earved mythical & celestial of stone since 12 century, floating plantation in Kay Lar village with ways of life, traditional silver & goldsmith workshop, paper umbrella making industry and can be observed the Padaung ladies ( long neck ladies ). Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 Inle - Heho - Yangon
  Breakfast. Check out hotel & transfer to Heho Airport to fly back Yangon in the morning. Arrive Yangon & transfer to hotel. Visit --- monks' life at monastery, 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, Bogyoke Market with hundred of stores and many souvenir shops & Jetty with Botathaung Pagoda. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 Yangon - Pathein - Ngwe Saung Beach
  Breakfast. Start to drive relax trip to Ngwe Saung by private car about 7 hrs. driving time. Check in Myanmar Treasure Resort. Relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 Ngwe Saung Beach
  Breakfast. Relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 Ngwe Saung Beach
  Breakfast. Visit Island by cruise for leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 Ngwe Saung Beach - Pathein - Yangon
  Check out hotel & drive back to Yangon. On the way, can visit elephant camp for riding. Then proceed to you visit Pathein to see the industry of traditional umbrella & local market. Arrive back Yangon & check in hotel. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16 Yangon Departure
  After breakfast transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure flight.

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