Hong Kong/Yangon KA 250 21:45-23:30
Upon arrival, group will be greeted by a local guide who will accompany you as you
transfer to the hotel.
After breakfast, your exploration of Yangon will start with a drive through downtown to explore
the city center and its mixture of colonial and Burmese traditional architectural designs.
First visit, St. Mary’s Cathedral is situated on Bo Aung Kyaw Street in Botahtaung Township,
Yangon, Myanmar. It was designed by Dutch architect. Construction began in 1895 and was
completed in 1899. The interior of the Cathedral is richly decorated with some outstanding
examples of featured exquisite stained glass windows.
Continue to the Strand Road and visit the bustling Yangon harbour, where ferries leave for
Pathein in the Delta and upcountry towns along the Ayeyarwady River. This gives you the
opportunity to get a feel for the local lifestyles of People.The next logical stop is the old colonial
style city centre with the glittering 2000-year-old Sule Pagoda, and tranquil Mahabandoola Park
with Independence Monument.
You can make few stop during the tour if you want to take pictures.
You then will have some free time shopping at Bogoyke Aung san market (closed on
Mondays and "Public Holidays), best known for its colonial architecture, inner cobblestone
streets and wide selection of handicrafts and souvenirs.
In the afternoon, proceed to the magnificent a 70-meter long and 16 meters high reclining
Buddha at Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda. The soles of the feet contain 108 segments in red and gold
colors that show images representing the 108 lakshanas or auspicious characteristics of the
Buddha. Stop alongside Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake to take photographs over the lake towards
Karaweik Hall and the Shwedagone.
Late this afternoon, pay homage to the famed 2500-year-old Shwedagone Pagoda. It is reputed
to be one of the most outstanding religious monuments in Southeast Asia. This great golden
dome rises 99 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. According to
legend, the pagoda was enshrined with hair relics of the Buddha. Enjoy the gentle sound of the
pagoda bells chiming in the evening breeze. Here visitors can see into the heart of Myanmar's
Buddhists as they pray and offer flowers, incense and candles.
Return to your hotel.
Yangon/Mandalay K7 244 07:00-08:25
Today take a morning flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival enjoy a comprehensive tour of Mandalay
and visit Mahamuni Pagoda one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddha images, a 4-meter-high
statue covered with a thick layer of gold leaf applied by generations of pilgrims seeking merit.
Stop at local workshops to see Kalaga tapestries being made, marble being carved into Buddha
images, and gold leaf being beaten into paper-thin pieces.
Proceed to Shwenandaw Monastery, only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace.
This grand teak building is known for its exquisite woodcarving.
Tour continue to Kuthodaw Pagoda, where Buddhist scripture are carved on 729 marble tablets,
billed as the “biggest book” in the world. Each slab is housed by a small temple and it is amazing
to see the whole complex.
You will end today at Atop Mandalay Hill, which is crowned by a pagoda from which you can
enjoy a 360-degree view of the city and surrounding countryside.
After an early breakfast, depart from Mandalay for a full day trip to the ancient cities of
Amarapura, Ava and Sagaing.
Start heading 11km south from Mandalay towards your first stop "Amarapura". Your journey
into the kingdom's regal history will take you to country's largest monastery "Maha Ganyon
Kyaung", home to several thousand young monks, renowned as a centre for monastic study
and strict religious discipline.
Perhaps timing is for the monks' daily meal, you can watch the whole monastery eating silently.
Then explore a silk weaving workshop where colourful silks are woven.
Drive 4 miles to the southwest of Amarapura and arrive at the small jetty near Mandalay side
of Ava bridge where you will need to take a short 10-minute flatbed ferry boat ride cross
Myintge River (Myintge canal) to Ava. Then you will travel by a native horse cart to the ancient
sites surrounded by village life and visit the old wooden Bagaya Monastery (the Me Nu Ok
Kyaung), the ruined remains of the 90ft-high masonry watchtower Nanmyint, the
brick-and-stucco monastery Maha Aung Mye Bonzan, the Royal Palace, old fort walls and
several faded white pagodas.
Afterward, return to jetty to take the ferry back to car.
Continue on to Sagaing. Your visit in Sagaing include the Sagaing Hills, "Buddhists studies
and a meditation center of Myanmar", with numerous pagodas and over 600 monasteries
and nunneries dotted along the Hills. Visit the impressive 29.3m-high Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin
pagoda and U-Min Thounzeh (30 Caves), which has 45 Buddha images in a crescent-shaped
colonnade. If time permits, stop at a small village of pottery where see the process of making
the ubiquitous water pots found throughout Myanmar and also visit handicrafts workshop like
cane weaving place and paper make toy for kids.
Finally, today itinerary concludes with a walk at sunset along the 1.2km long teak-pole U Bein
Mandalay-Bagan (RV Panoram downcruiseBoat)
Early morning transfer to the jetty to board the RV.Panorama. Departure from Mandalay at
06:00. Your day will be started with a magnificent sunrise from the upper deck of RV PANORAMA,
having breakfast on the upper deck under the sunlight and the gentle breeze. Downstream from
Mandalay to Bagan, exploring a typical village at a shore of the Ayeyarwaddy will give you
Delicious Myanmar cuisine awaits you for lunch and you will have a relaxing time sunbathing in the
solarium. As an extra service, our crew will demonstrate different ways of wearing traditional
Myanmar Longyi (garment worn by the people of Myanmar) and Thanatkha (scented paste
made from the bark of the Thanatkha tree). Enjoy the beautiful sunset time and arrive at your
destination. The boat will reach Bagan Jetty in the evening and you will be transferred to your
Meals and drinks - Breakfast and lunch will be provided on board. Beverages are billed
According to the consumption. Koshers and vegetarians must inform in advance.
After breakfast, visit the busy local market where every day the locals come to buy and sell
fresh produce and other goods.
Continue with visits to a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples in Bagan.
First visit Shwezigon Pagoda, its graceful bell shape became a prototype of later Myanmar stupa,
and follow by visits to nearby Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi, a cave temple with exquisite Jatakas mural
paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed
Get to learn more about the local culture with a visit to workshop producing Bagan's most
famous products: lacquer ware and wood crafts. Watch as the skilled craftsmen use techniques
passed down through generations to create beautiful items.
Take a break from escaping the heat of the midday sun before heading out again.
In the afternoon, tour continues to explore Ananda, an architectural master piece reflecting the
early-style of Bagan temple construction and containing four 9.5m standing images.
From Ananda, embark on a horse cart ride amongst the ancient stupa ruins giving you a chance
to take in more of Bagan's surroundings. Ride through heading to see the Thatbyinnyu pagoda,
named for "omniscience", Bagan’s highest temple, Shwesandaw Pagoda', used to be the
Bagan's most famous sunset pagoda, the white pyramid-style pagoda with steps leading past
five terraces to the circular stupa top, the massive walled, 12th-century Dhammayangyi Pagoda
and Sulamani Temple.
Stop as you wish to take photos or explore the temples.
Finally, enjoy sunset from a raised earthen bank at the northwest corner of Nyaung Lat Phat
pond near Sulamani temple.
Bagan/Heho YH 935 09:00 - 09:45 - Boat trip on Inle Lake
Breakfast at hotel. transfer to airport for your domestic flight to Heho in the Southern Shan
State, your gateway to the captivating Inle lake, followed by a scenic 1 hour drive through the
countryside with a stopover at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery (Shwe Yanghwe Kyaung),
the unique oval windows in the ancient teak thein (ordination Hall) create a perfect frame for
portraits of the novices.
You will then arrive at Nyaung Shwe's dock to find a private motorboat waiting for you.
Surrounded by the Shan Hills, embark on a private motorboat trip taking in views of stilted
villages, floating gardens, unique pagodas, and traditional flat-bottomed boats powered by
leg-rowing fishermen along the way.
Continue by boat to visit Phaung Daw Oo pagoda, the holiest religious site in the southern area of
Shan State, which houses five ancient Buddha images that have been transformed into
amorphous blobs by the complete volume of gold leaf applied by devotees. From here you
venture into the Nampan floating villages that host a whole variety of local artisans from knife
makers, weavers, cheroot rollers, parasol makers and market gardeners and also visit workshops
of the boat carpenters. The tour takes in these local workshops and you get to see how these
local products are made, in these small scale local operations. In the afternoon, visit Inn Paw
Khone weaving village, where weavers are skilled in weaving colorful shawls, scarves and Longyis
in silk and cotton. Finally visit Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, one of the most impressive of the
many monasteries on the lake with its 150-200 pillars with elaborate wooden carvings. This
monastery is also known as the jumping cat monastery, where visitors are treated to a show that
involves well-trained felines.
Returning back to the hotel the beauty of sunset over Inle Lake enchants all visitors.
Heho/Yangon K7 827 16:25 -17:35
After breakfast, if a floating Market day is held, your day starts with a visit to a bustling morning
market on the lake which rotates its location around the lake’s villages in a 5-day scheme. At this
market, you will see local hill tribes selling their wares in their colorful ethnic costumes.
Afterwards, you will cruise down along a narrow canal leading to the Pa-Oh village of In Dein on
the western bank of the lake. Indein is a Pa-Oh village known for its stupa-covered hill at Alaung
Sitthou. Spend time exploring Indein on foot, and head to the top of Alaung Sitthou. Here,
wander around the weather-beaten stupas and enjoy magnificent views of the lake below.
This afternoon, transfer to Heho Airport for the flight to Yangon. On arrival, transfer to the hotel
for a good night's rest.
Enjoy your final day in Myanmar, today you will have some free time shopping at Bogoyke
Aung san market (closed on Mondays and Public Holidays), best known for its colonial
architecture, inner cobblestone streets and wide selection of handicrafts and souvenirs.
Also some shopping at Junction City, Sule Square etc.
In the afternoon: visit Kheng Hock Keong, also known as the Kheng Hock Keong or Qingfu
Temple, is the largest and oldest temple to the Chinese sea-goddess Mazu in Yangon,
Burma. It is located on the corner of Sintodan Street and Strand Road in Latha Township
and then Art Gallery tour: explore traditional and modern Burmese art scene. Visit a section
of local galleries displaying paintings, sculptures and photographs from famous art pioneers
and emerging young artists.
Finally transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight.
Yangon/Hong Kong KA251 01:10-05:45
Depart Yangon for flight back to Hong Kong.