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Mandalay – Myitkyinar – Bhamaw - Yangon ( 20Days 19 Nights )

Day (1) Mandalay (Full Day)

Arrive Mandalay airport by morning flight. Meet and welcome at the airport by our Global Seagull Myanmar experienced guide morning sightseeing to gold leaf making workshop Mahamuni Image covered with very thick layer of pure gold leaves weighing between 3-5 tons on the body except face, continue to see Marble and Bronze carving workshops and then lunch at local restaurant. After checking in your hotel, take a short rest and visit to Central Grand Palace, Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Oak Kyaung ( a brick and stucco monastery), Golden Palace Monestary (ex palace of former Myanmar kings newly built as the original style and design), Atumashi (the unrivalled) Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the world biggest book with the collection of 729 marble stone slabs on which are inscribed the whole of Buddhist scripture at the foot of Mandalay Hill, then climb up to the Mandalay Hill Top to see sunset on the Ayeyarwaddy River and Mandalay city view. Dinner at local restaurant and O/N at the hotel.

Day (2) Mandalay - Myitkyinar

Directly transfer for domestic flight to Myaitkyinar in connection to your international flight. In Myitkyinar, go and visit Myitsone, one of the most famous places in Myanmar ( confluence of two beautiful rivers ) hosted an interesting local market where all the Kachin, Shan, Lisu, Burmese and Rewand people mainly do their trading. It is the northern most railway terminal, far 919 miles from Yangon and 487 miles from Mandalay. Myitkyinar has been an important trading town between China and Burma since ancient times. American Baptist missionary George J. Geis and his wife arrived in Myitkyinar in the late 1890s and in 1900 requested permission to build a mission there. The town was strategically important not only because of its rail and water links to the rest of Burma, but also because it was on the planned route of the Ledo Road. The Kachin woollen bag with silver trinkets is the famous souvenier of Myitkyina and it would be a memorable gift even for any main land Burmese. At the edge of the town, by the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy, gold-panning and mining goes on relentlessly day and night. The visit will be made to you to take a trip at about 25 miles to the north of the town, one of the most beautiful and important natural beauty spots, in the cradle of the Ayeyarwaddy, where Maykha and Malikha rivers meet, usually called the Myitsone. After seeing the sunset scene in Myitsone, overnight stay In Myitkyinar.

Day (3) Myitkyinar - Bhamaw

After breakfast, set out for a bumpy car journey or catch the flight to Bhamaw a delightful old colonial town. It would be save to travel on the six hour drive down the unpaved dusty road while passing local ethnic villages to Bhamaw and visit the colourful local market where Lisu, Kachin, and Shan people meet to trade. The road to China starts here so expect to see many traders and hill tribes at the market. Roam around the beautiful town sitting back in a trisaw ( bicycle taxi ) and pass lovely wooden colonial buildings until arriving at a large bamboo bridge and Shwe Kyina Pagoda. Walking in the small lanes of Bhamaw and observe local industries. Overnight stay in Myitkyinar by seeing night scene.

Day (4) Bhamaw on boat – Sinkhan – Shweku - Moedar

Transfer to the bustling jetty to board a local wooden boat for the cruise to Mandalay. As soon as you leave the jetty, the first eye catching sites are the gold prospectors who do the traditional panning on the river bank. Moreover, you can also see the Second Defile of the three Ayerwaddy Georges, dramatic and lush scenery with steep rock faces. Visit Sinkan, a lovely village and important transit point for teak during the British colonial era. Take a walk past the old teak monastery and some old temple ruins overgrown by grass, moss and trees. Visit around Shweku village seeing the countryside and natural view of the village. Overnight stay on board in the river near Moder village.

Day (5) Moedar - Kathar – Banmout City (Amazing Zalon Pagoda)

After breakfast on board, continue to Kathar jetty. Go and visit from Kathar to Zalon Hill near Banmauk city by car. The name “ Zalond” derives from the Shan language “Lwanl Sang Lone” which means the huge elephant hill. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight stay on Zalon Hill seeing the amazing night scene of that hill.

Day (6) Kathar

Afterbreakfast Start the trip to Katha cityAfter a few hour drive,we will look Nat Pauk elephant camp on Banmout-Khathar road.Andthen we will arrive in Khathar.Khathar is beautiful town with an interesting market and friendly people. Katha is well-known from the book ‘Burmese Days’ written by George Orwell. Sit back in a deckc hair and observe the diverse river life, teakwood and bamboo rafts, gold prospectors, cargo boats dating from the colonial times, the government ferry and faster private passenger boats. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight stay on Khathar city.

Day (7) Kathar – Tagaung – Kyarnyut

After breakfast, sail to visit Tagaung which is one of the oldest capitals of Myanmar. The origins of Burma can be found here according to some legends. The remnants of the former palace walls of the ancient Pyu Kingdom are still visible today. The kingdom was later relocated to Sri Ksetra near current Pyay city. Take a wall through the rather poor town with its unusual Nat shrine and a small market. Dinner and overnight stay on board near Kyarnyut village.

Day (8) Kyarnyut - Kyauk Myaung - Myaysoon

After breakfast on board, continue the journey observing the great and wonderful scenery although the river is wider and the hills are not dramatic. And then stop at the famous pottery village, New Nyein near Kyauk Myaung. Go ashore to learn all about the production of big earthen ceramic pots and jars. Sailing along the river if luck be on your side, you may spot the infamous Ayerwaddy River Dolphin, one of the endangered species in the world. After seeing the dolphin near Myaysoon village in all evening and then overnight stay on board near Myaysoon.

Day (9) Myaysoon – Mingun – Mandalay ( Dolphines Trip )

Wait and see the dolphins again in early morning. After breakfast on board, a famous highlight of Mandalay, Mingun will come into view. A delightful stroll in Mingun village will be rewarding with its largest un-cracked and which is the second largest bell in the world, weighing 90 tons, which was dedicated to the grandiose unfinished Mingun Pagoda. Visit and observe the gorgeous of Mya Thein Tan Zedi which best described the Hindu cosmologic beliefs of Mount “Meru” that was later integrated into Buddhism. Mingun village is also famous for its country’s renowned artists.Overnight stay on boat near Mandalay.

Day (10) Mandalay – Innwa - Sagaing

After breakfast, continue from Mandalay to Innwa by sailing the Ayerwaddy downstream again and embark for a short boat ride over a river and start exploring the former Royal Capital Innwa by horse cart. Tour highlights include the 27-metre-high Masonry Watch Tower, Nanmyint (or) the ''Leaning Tower of Innwa", Maha Aungmyay Bonzan monastery, built of brick and stucco; Innwa Bagaya Monastery built with 276 teak pillars and it is famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts and observe Myanmar tradition Alms bowls workshop. Lunch at local restaurant and cross Innwa Bridge, built by British engineers, to visit picturesque Sagaing Hill which perhaps the living centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. Continue to Sagaing Hills, a retreat for Buddhist devotees and the home for the mediators. Sagaing is famous for silver crafts. In the evening, dinner on the boat .Overnight stay on boat near sagaing city.

Day ( 11 ) Sagaing – Myainmu – Yanapo

Sailing through under the Sagaing Bridge, you can see the historical city named “Innwa” lied at the east coast of the Ayerwaddy river. Sail through the river downstream, reach Myinmu which is a well known place during the Bagan period and which was a village during King Thibaw’s regins, the late Kong Baung Dynasty. Visit around the city and the market to study the nature and tradition of the local people. Lunch on the board near Myinmu. After that, continue to visit Yanapo where you can study baking earthern ware pots for a few minutes. Dinner and overnight on board near Yanapo.

Day (12) Yanapo - Bagan – Popa - Nyaung Oo

After breakfast from Yanapo, set off to Bagan. Take a short rest in Bagan and continue the trip to Mount Popa, the core of an extinct volcano last active 25,000 years ago, known as the 'Mt Olympus' of Myanmar, the abode of Myanmar's most powerful Nats (Spiritual beings), the most important Nat Worship Centre. Lunch at local restaurant. See the wonderful beauty of the upper Myanmar on the top of the Mount Popa and return to Bagan in the evening. Dinner at local restaurant and O/N at the hotel.

Day (13) Bagan (Full Day Sightseeing) - Nyaung Oo Jetty

After breakfast, moning visit to colorful local Nyaung Oo Market continue the day with visits to the most significant pagodas, the temples of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; Ku Byanuk Gyi, a temple with superb murals of Jataka scenes; Ananda Temple, with four standing Buddha images by horse cart. After lunch, visit one of Myanmar's most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer ware craftsmen's workshop in nearby Myinkaba village. You will continue to Mnuha Temple, built in the Mon-style in 1059 and follow on to Nanbaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument said to have been the palace of King Manuha. Next you will explore the Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, a temple noteworthy for its mural paintings under the protection of UNESCO. The Archaeological Museum is also visited to view the beautiful Buddha images of bronze, stone and lacquer. Proceed to Bupaya Pagoda or Mingala Zedi Stupa to watch the sunset over the famous Ayeyarwaddy River. Dinner at a riverside restaurant and overnight stay at Bagan.

Day (14) Bagan – Salay - Yenanchaung

Early morning castoff from Bagan and sail to visit “Tant Kyi Taung” lying to the west of the Ayerwaddy. See the rising sun, the overview of Bagan and the wonderful of Ayerwaddy River on the top of the Hill. Sail to visit to Sale and see the sightseeing to Sale' by walking for two hours. We will visit numerous teak monasteries with big teak pillars including the Yoke Son Kyaung with its spectacular wood carvings; and see the splendid colonial-style house. Set sail until the sunset and Moor overnight after Yenan Chaung. Overnight stay on Board observing the wonderful night scene.

Day (15) Yenanchaung - Magway

Take a short trip for 2 hours City tour by trishaw visiting the market and city surrounding. After that, back to the ship for lunch. In the late afternoon, visit to the magnificent Mya Thalon Pagoda and enjoy the wonderful sunset scene over the pagoda constructed with solid gold bricks. The many mat shrines and hermitages within the temple precincts are the most interesting. Moor over night and stay on board near Magway.

Day ( 16 ) Magway – Zaung Chan Taung

We costoff from Magway in early morning and arrived to Min Hla after breakfast. Walking around Min Hla fort 30 minutes to view sightseeing, we continue to Gwe Chaung fort by sampan for 2 hours trip. 2 hour's City tour by trishaw visiting the market and city surrounding. Visiting the two Italian built forts constructed 1860 during King Mindon reign to keep the invading forces away from Royal Burma. Continue sailing through the Ayerwaddy downstream again and back to the ship for lunch. Moor over night near Zaung Chan Taung village and overnight stay on board.

Day (17) Zaung Chan Taung - Pyay

Castoff the trip from Zaung Chan Taung village and arrived to Thayet Myo after breakfast. Sightseeing by horse cart for three hours, visit the market, the pleasant colonial town, the countryside and the oldest golf course in Myanmar. Back to the ship and continue downstream to Pyay. Visit to the famous Shwe San Daw Pagoda in the evening and stay on board overnight in Pyay.

Day (18) Pyay - Yangon

After breakfast, set off by car to visit the ancient site known as Thayekhittaya near the village of Hmawza which is about 8 km far from Pyay. Observe the gorgeous of the famous Shwemyetman Paya (Paya of the Golden Spectacles) and Shwenattaung Paya (Golden Spirit Mountain) on the way back to Yangon. On arrival in Yangon, check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Yangon.

Day (19) Yangon Full Day

After breakfast, morning visit for nice walking is on the strand road, near Strand Hotel and Central Post. Go on walking to Pansodan Jetty and see how people load and unload things for trading by the famous river port. Your Journey begins with an afternoon tour through Yangon's colonial-style city center, Yangon’s famous Mahabandoola Park and Town Hall. Visit Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years ago and lunch at one of the famous restaurant. After lunch, visit the magnificent reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi, and after a photo stop at the Karaweik Hall, a 'hamsa-bird-shaped' floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake, stroll through the Bogyoke (Scotts) Market with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores. In the evening, visit to Mindama Hill where the world biggest white marble Buddha Image. Visit to one of the world's most spectacular monuments, the Shwedagon Pagoda and observe one of the most wonderful night scene from the floor of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.

Day (20) Yangon departure by morning flight

After breakfast transfer to airport for morning departure flight.

Mandalay – Bhamaw – Kathar – Bagan – Pyay – Yangon ( 18 nights / 19days )

Day (1) Mandalay (Full Day)

Arrive Mandalay airport by morning flight. Meet and welcome at the airport by our Global Seagull Myanmar experienced guide morning sightseeing to gold leaf making workshop Mahamuni Image covered with very thick layer of pure gold leaves weighing between 3-5 tons on the body except face, continue to see Marble and Bronze carving workshops and then lunch at local restaurant. After checking in your hotel, take a short rest and visit to Central Grand Palace, Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Oak Kyaung ( a brick and stucco monastery), Golden Palace Monestary (ex palace of former Myanmar kings newly built as the original style and design), Atumashi (the unrivalled) Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the world biggest book with the collection of 729 marble stone slabs on which are inscribed the whole of Buddhist scripture at the foot of Mandalay Hill, then climb up to the Mandalay Hill Top to see sunset on the Ayeyarwaddy River and Mandalay city view. Dinner at local restaurant and O/N at the hotel.

Day (2) Mandalay – Bhamaw

After breakfast, catch the flight to Bhamaw, a delightful old colonial town. Upon arrival, visit the clolful local market where Lisu, Kachin and Shan people meet to trade. Roam around the beautiful town sitting back in a trishaw ( bicycle taxi ) and pass lovely wooden colonial buildings until you arrive at a large bamboo bridge and Shwe Kyina Pagoda. Walk in the small lanes of Bhamo and observe local industries. It would be saved to travel on the six hour drive down the unpaved dusty road while passing local ethnic villages to Bhamaw. The road to China starts here so expect to see many traders and hill tribes at the market. Dinner at local restaurant and O/N at the hotel.

Day (3) Bhamaw on boat – Sinkhan – Shweku - Modar

Transfer to the bustling jetty to board a local wooden boat for the cruise to Mandalay. As soon as you leave the jetty, the first eye catching sites are the gold prospectors who do the traditional panning on the river bank. Moreover, you can also see the Second Defile of the three Ayerwaddy Georges, dramatic and lush scenery with steep rock faces. Visit Sinkan, a lovely village and important transit point for teak during the British colonial era. Take a walk past the old teak monastery and some old temple ruins overgrown by grass, moss and trees. Visit around Shweku village seeing the countryside and natural view of the village. Overnight stay on board in the river near Modar village.

Day (4) Modar - Kathar – Banmout City (Amazing Zalon Pagoda)

After breakfast on board, continue to Kathar jetty. Go and visit from Kathar to Zalon Hill near Banmauk city by car. The name “ Zalond” derives from the Shan language “Lwanl Sang Lone” which means the huge elephant hill. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight stay on Zalon Hill seeing the amazing night scene of that hill.

Day (5) Kathar

Afterbreakfast Start the trip to Katha cityAfter a few hour drive,we will look Nat Pauk elephant camp on Banmout-Khathar road.Andthen we will arrive in Khathar.Khathar is beautiful town with an interesting market and friendly people. Katha is well-known from the book ‘Burmese Days’ written by George Orwell. Sit back in a deckc hair and observe the diverse river life, teakwood and bamboo rafts, gold prospectors, cargo boats dating from the colonial times, the government ferry and faster private passenger boats. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight stay on Khathar city.

Day (6) Kathar – Tagaung – Kyarnyut

After breakfast, sail to visit Tagaung which is one of the oldest capitals of Myanmar. The origins of Burma can be found here according to some legends. The remnants of the former palace walls of the ancient Pyu Kingdom are still visible today. The kingdom was later relocated to Sri Ksetra near current Pyay city. Take a wall through the rather poor town with its unusual Nat shrine and a small market. Dinner and overnight stay on board near Kyarnyut village.

Day (7) Kyarnyut - Kyauk Myaung - Myaysoon

After breakfast on board, continue the journey observing the great and wonderful scenery although the river is wider and the hills are not dramatic. And then stop at the famous pottery village, New Nyein near Kyauk Myaung. Go ashore to learn all about the production of big earthen ceramic pots and jars. Sailing along the river if luck be on your side, you may spot the infamous Ayerwaddy River Dolphin, one of the endangered species in the world. After seeing the dolphin near Myaysoon village in all evening and then overnight stay on board near Myaysoon.

Day (8) Myaysoon – Mingun – Mandalay ( Dolphines Trip )

Wait and see the dolphins again in early morning. After breakfast on board, a famous highlight of Mandalay, Mingun will come into view. A delightful stroll in Mingun village will be rewarding with its largest un-cracked and which is the second largest bell in the world, weighing 90 tons, which was dedicated to the grandiose unfinished Mingun Pagoda. Visit and observe the gorgeous of Mya Thein Tan Zedi which best described the Hindu cosmologic beliefs of Mount “Meru” that was later integrated into Buddhism. Mingun village is also famous for its country’s renowned artists.Overnight stay on boat near Mandalay.

Day (9) Mandalay – Innwa - Sagaing

After breakfast, continue from Mandalay to Innwa by sailing the Ayerwaddy downstream again and embark for a short boat ride over a river and start exploring the former Royal Capital Innwa by horse cart. Tour highlights include the 27-metre-high Masonry Watch Tower, Nanmyint (or) the ''Leaning Tower of Innwa", Maha Aungmyay Bonzan monastery, built of brick and stucco; Innwa Bagaya Monastery built with 276 teak pillars and it is famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts and observe Myanmar tradition Alms bowls workshop. Lunch at local restaurant and cross Innwa Bridge, built by British engineers, to visit picturesque Sagaing Hill which perhaps the living centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. Continue to Sagaing Hills, a retreat for Buddhist devotees and the home for the mediators. Sagaing is famous for silver crafts. In the evening, dinner on the boat .Overnight stay on boat near sagaing city.

Day ( 10 ) Sagaing – Myainmu – Yanapo

Sailing through under the Sagaing Bridge, you can see the historical city named “Innwa” lied at the east coast of the Ayerwaddy river. Sail through the river downstream, reach Myinmu which is a well known place during the Bagan period and which was a village during King Thibaw’s regins, the late Kong Baung Dynasty. Visit around the city and the market to study the nature and tradition of the local people. Lunch on the board near Myinmu. After that, continue to visit Yanapo where you can study baking earthern ware pots for a few minutes. Dinner and overnight on board near Yanapo.

Day (11) Yanapo - Bagan – Popa - Nyaung Oo

After breakfast from Yanapo, set off to Bagan. Take a short rest in Bagan and continue the trip to Mount Popa, the core of an extinct volcano last active 25,000 years ago, known as the 'Mt Olympus' of Myanmar, the abode of Myanmar's most powerful Nats (Spiritual beings), the most important Nat Worship Centre. Lunch at local restaurant. See the wonderful beauty of the upper Myanmar on the top of the Mount Popa and return to Bagan in the evening. Dinner at local restaurant and O/N at the hotel.

Day (12) Bagan (Full Day Sightseeing) - Nyaung Oo Jetty

After breakfast, moning visit to colorful local Nyaung Oo Market continue the day with visits to the most significant pagodas, the temples of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; Ku Byanuk Gyi, a temple with superb murals of Jataka scenes; Ananda Temple, with four standing Buddha images by horse cart. After lunch, visit one of Myanmar's most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer ware craftsmen's workshop in nearby Myinkaba village. You will continue to Mnuha Temple, built in the Mon-style in 1059 and follow on to Nanbaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument said to have been the palace of King Manuha. Next you will explore the Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, a temple noteworthy for its mural paintings under the protection of UNESCO. The Archaeological Museum is also visited to view the beautiful Buddha images of bronze, stone and lacquer. Proceed to Bupaya Pagoda or Mingala Zedi Stupa to watch the sunset over the famous Ayeyarwaddy River. Dinner at restaurant and overnight stay at Bagan.

Day (13) Bagan – Salay - Yenanchaung

Early morning castoff from Bagan and sail to visit “Tant Kyi Taung” lying to the west of the Ayerwaddy. See the rising sun, the overview of Bagan and the wonderful of Ayerwaddy River on the top of the Hill. Sail to visit to Sale and see the sightseeing to Sale' by walking for two hours. We will visit numerous teak monasteries with big teak pillars including the Yoke Son Kyaung with its spectacular wood carvings; and see the splendid colonial-style house. Set sail until the sunset and Moor overnight after Yenan Chaung. Overnight stay on Board observing the wonderful night scene.

Day (14) Yenanchaung - Magway

Take a short trip for 2 hours City tour by trishaw visiting the market and city surrounding. After that, back to the ship for lunch. In the late afternoon, visit to the magnificent Mya Thalon Pagoda and enjoy the wonderful sunset scene over the pagoda constructed with solid gold bricks. The many mat shrines and hermitages within the temple precincts are the most interesting. Moor over night and stay on board near Magway.

 

 

Day (15) Magway – Zaung Chan Taung

We costoff from Magway in early morning and arrived to Min Hla after breakfast. Walking around Min Hla fort 30 minutes to view sightseeing, we continue to Gwe Chaung fort by sampan for 2 hours trip. 2 hour's City tour by trishaw visiting the market and city surrounding. Visiting the two Italian built forts constructed 1860 during King Mindon reign to keep the invading forces away from Royal Burma. Continue sailing through the Ayerwaddy downstream again and back to the ship for lunch. Moor over night near Zaung Chan Taung village and overnight stay on board.

Day (16) Zaung Chan Taung - Pyay

Castoff the trip from Zaung Chan Taung village and arrived to Thayet Myo after breakfast. Sightseeing by horse cart for three hours, visit the market, the pleasant colonial town, the countryside and the oldest golf course in Myanmar. Back to the ship and continue downstream to Pyay. Visit to the famous Shwe San Daw Pagoda in the evening and stay on board overnight in Pyay.

Day (17) Pyay - Yangon

After breakfast, set off by car to visit the ancient site known as Thayekhittaya near the village of Hmawza which is about 8 km far from Pyay. Observe the gorgeous of the famous Shwemyetman Paya (Paya of the Golden Spectacles) and Shwenattaung Paya (Golden Spirit Mountain) on the way back to Yangon. On arrival in Yangon, check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Yangon.

 

 

 

Day (18) Yangon Full Day

After breakfast, morning visit for nice walking is on the strand road, near Strand Hotel and Central Post. Go on walking to Pansodan Jetty and see how people load and unload things for trading by the famous river port. Your Journey begins with an afternoon tour through Yangon's colonial-style city center, Yangon’s famous Mahabandoola Park and Town Hall. Visit Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years ago and lunch at one of the famous restaurant. After lunch, visit the magnificent reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi, and after a photo stop at the Karaweik Hall, a 'hamsa-bird-shaped' floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake, stroll through the Bogyoke (Scotts) Market with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores. In the evening, visit to Mindama Hill where the world biggest white marble Buddha Image. Visit to one of the world's most spectacular monuments, the Shwedagon Pagoda and observe one of the most wonderful night scene from the floor of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.

Day (19) Yangon departure by morning flight

After breakfast transfer to airport for morning departure flight.

Mandalay – Kathar – Banmauk (City) – Zalon – Bagan – Pyay – Yangon ( 16 nights / 17 days )

Day (1) Mandalay (Full Day)

Arrive Mandalay airport by morning flight. Meet and welcome at the airport by our Global Seagull Myanmar experienced guide morning sightseeing to gold leaf making workshop Mahamuni Image covered with very thick layer of pure gold leaves weighing between 3-5 tons on the body except face, continue to see Marble and Bronze carving workshops and then lunch at local restaurant. After checking in your hotel, take a short rest and visit to Central Grand Palace, Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Oak Kyaung ( a brick and stucco monastery), Golden Palace Monestary (ex palace of former Myanmar kings newly built as the original style and design), Atumashi (the unrivalled) Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the world biggest book with the collection of 729 marble stone slabs on which are inscribed the whole of Buddhist scripture at the foot of Mandalay Hill, then climb up to the Mandalay Hill Top to see sunset on the Ayeyarwaddy River and Mandalay city view. Dinner at local restaurant and O/N at the hotel.

Day (2) Mandalay - Banmauk City (Amazing Zalon Pagoda)

After breakfast, drive to Banmauk city by car. On the way to Banmauk City, see the wonderful beauty of the upper Myanmar. Arrive in the evening and visit in the city and the villages near the city. Take a rest and overnight stay at the hotel in the city. After breakfast, start to go to the Zalon Hill near Banmauk City. The name “Zalon” derives from the Shan language “Lwanl Sang Lone” which means the huge elephant hill. See the morning sightseeing and get the fresh air on the top of that hill.

 

 

Day (3) Banmout City – Na Pauk Elephant Camp - Kathar

After lunch at the local restaurant in Banmauk City and Start to go to Kathar. On the way to Kathar, visit Na Pauk Elephant Camp. Continue to visit Katha, a beautiful town with an interesting market and friendly people. Katha is well-known from the book ‘Burmese Days’ written by George Orwell. Sit back in a deckchair and observe the diverse river life, teakwood and bamboo rafts, gold prospectors, cargo boats dating from the colonial times, the government ferry and faster private passenger boats. Dinner at restaurant and overnight stay at Khathar City.

Day (4) Kathar – Tagaung – Kyarnyut

After breakfast, sail to visit Tagaung which is one of the oldest capitals of Myanmar. The origins of Burma can be found here according to some legends. The remnants of the former palace walls of the ancient Pyu Kingdom are still visible today. The kingdom was later relocated to Sri Ksetra near current Pyay city. Take a wall through the rather poor town with its unusual Nat shrine and a small market. Dinner and overnight stay on board near Kyarnyut village.

Day (5) Kyarnyut - Kyauk Myaung - Myaysoon

After breakfast on board, continue the journey observing the great and wonderful scenery although the river is wider and the hills are not dramatic. And then stop at the famous pottery village, New Nyein near Kyauk Myaung. Go ashore to learn all about the production of big earthen ceramic pots and jars. Sailing along the river if luck be on your side, you may spot the infamous Ayerwaddy River Dolphin, one of the endangered species in the world. After seeing the dolphin near Myaysoon village in all evening and then overnight stay on board near Myaysoon.

Day (6) Myaysoon – Mingun – Mandalay ( Dolphines Trip )

Wait and see the dolphins again in early morning. After breakfast on board, a famous highlight of Mandalay, Mingun will come into view. A delightful stroll in Mingun village will be rewarding with its largest un-cracked and which is the second largest bell in the world, weighing 90 tons, which was dedicated to the grandiose unfinished Mingun Pagoda. Visit and observe the gorgeous of Mya Thein Tan Zedi which best described the Hindu cosmologic beliefs of Mount “Meru” that was later integrated into Buddhism. Mingun village is also famous for its country’s renowned artists.Overnight stay on boat near Mandalay.

Day (7) Mandalay –Innwa - Sagaing

After breakfast, continue from Mandalay to Innwa by sailing the Ayerwaddy downstream again and embark for a short boat ride over a river and start exploring the former Royal Capital Innwa by horse cart. Tour highlights include the 27-metre-high Masonry Watch Tower, Nanmyint (or) the ''Leaning Tower of Innwa", Maha Aungmyay Bonzan monastery, built of brick and stucco; Innwa Bagaya Monastery built with 276 teak pillars and it is famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts and observe Myanmar tradition Alms bowls workshop. Lunch at local restaurant and cross Innwa Bridge, built by British engineers, to visit picturesque Sagaing Hill which perhaps the living centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. Continue to Sagaing Hills, a retreat for Buddhist devotees and the home for the mediators. Sagaing is famous for silver crafts. In the evening, dinner on the boat .Overnight stay on boat near sagaing city.

Day ( 8 ) Sagaing – Myainmu – Yanapo

Sailing through under the Sagaing Bridge, you can see the historical city named “Innwa” lied at the east coast of the Ayerwaddy river. Sail through the river downstream, reach Myinmu which is a well known place during the Bagan period and which was a village during King Thibaw’s regins, the late Kong Baung Dynasty. Visit around the city and the market to study the nature and tradition of the local people. Lunch on the board near Myinmu. After that, continue to visit Yanapo where you can study baking earthern ware pots for a few minutes. Dinner and overnight on board near Yanapo.

Day (9) Yanapo - Bagan – Popa - Nyaung Oo

After breakfast from Yanapo, set off to Bagan. Take a short rest in Bagan and continue the trip to Mount Popa, the core of an extinct volcano last active 25,000 years ago, known as the 'Mt Olympus' of Myanmar, the abode of Myanmar's 5most powerful Nats (Spiritual beings), the most important Nat Worship Centre. Lunch at local restaurant. See the wonderful beauty of the upper Myanmar on the top of the Mount Popa and return to Bagan in the evening. Dinner at local restaurant and O/N at the hotel.

Day (10) Bagan (Full Day Sightseeing) - Nyaung Oo Jetty

After breakfast, moning visit to colorful local Nyaung Oo Market continue the day with visits to the most significant pagodas, the temples of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; Ku Byanuk Gyi, a temple with superb murals of Jataka scenes; Ananda Temple, with four standing Buddha images by horse cart. After lunch, visit one of Myanmar's most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer ware craftsmen's workshop in nearby Myinkaba village. You will continue to Mnuha Temple, built in the Mon-style in 1059 and follow on to Nanbaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument said to have been the palace of King Manuha. Next you will explore the Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, a temple noteworthy for its mural paintings under the protection of UNESCO. The Archaeological Museum is also visited to view the beautiful Buddha images of bronze, stone and lacquer. Proceed to Bupaya Pagoda or Mingala Zedi Stupa to watch the sunset over the famous Ayeyarwaddy River. Dinner at a riverside restaurant and overnight stay at Bagan.

Day (11) Bagan – Salay - Yenanchaung

Early morning castoff from Bagan and sail to visit “Tant Kyi Taung” lying to the west of the Ayerwaddy. See the rising sun, the overview of Bagan and the wonderful of Ayerwaddy River on the top of the Hill. Sail to visit to Sale and see the sightseeing to Sale' by walking for two hours. We will visit numerous teak monasteries with big teak pillars including the Yoke Son Kyaung with its spectacular wood carvings; and see the splendid colonial-style house. Set sail until the sunset and Moor overnight after Yenan Chaung. Overnight stay on Board observing the wonderful night scene.

Day (12) Yenanchaung - Magway

Take a short trip for 2 hours City tour by trishaw visiting the market and city surrounding. After that, back to the ship for lunch. In the late afternoon, visit to the magnificent Mya Thalon Pagoda and enjoy the wonderful sunset scene over the pagoda constructed with solid gold bricks. The many mat shrines and hermitages within the temple precincts are the most interesting. Moor over night and stay on board near Magway.

Day (13) Magway – Zaung Chan Taung

We costoff from Magway in early morning and arrived to Min Hla after breakfast. Walking around Min Hla fort 30 minutes to view sightseeing, we continue to Gwe Chaung fort by sampan for 2 hours trip. 2 hour's City tour by trishaw visiting the market and city surrounding. Visiting the two Italian built forts constructed 1860 during King Mindon reign to keep the invading forces away from Royal Burma. Continue sailing through the Ayerwaddy downstream again and back to the ship for lunch. Moor over night near Zaung Chan Taung village and overnight stay on board.

Day (14) Zaung Chan Taung - Pyay

Castoff the trip from Zaung Chan Taung village and arrived to Thayet Myo after breakfast. Sightseeing by horse cart for three hours, visit the market, the pleasant colonial town, the countryside and the oldest golf course in Myanmar. Back to the ship and continue downstream to Pyay. Visit to the famous Shwe San Daw Pagoda in the evening and stay on board overnight in Pyay.

Day (15) Pyay - Yangon

After breakfast, set off by car to visit the ancient site known as Thayekhittaya near the village of Hmawza which is about 8 km far from Pyay. Observe the gorgeous of the famous Shwemyetman Paya (Paya of the Golden Spectacles) and Shwenattaung Paya (Golden Spirit Mountain) on the way back to Yangon. On arrival in Yangon, check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Yangon.

Day (16) Yangon Full Day

After breakfast, morning visit for nice walking is on the strand road, near Strand Hotel and Central Post. Go on walking to Pansodan Jetty and see how people load and unload things for trading by the famous river port. Your Journey begins with an afternoon tour through Yangon's colonial-style city center, Yangon’s famous Mahabandoola Park and Town Hall. Visit Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years ago and lunch at one of the famous restaurant. After lunch, visit the magnificent reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi, and after a photo stop at the Karaweik Hall, a 'hamsa-bird-shaped' floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake, stroll through the Bogyoke (Scotts) Market with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores. In the evening, visit to Mindama Hill where the world biggest white marble Buddha Image. Visit to one of the world's most spectacular monuments, the Shwedagon Pagoda and observe one of the most wonderful night scene from the floor of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.

Day (17) Yangon departure by morning flight

After breakfast transfer to airport for morning departure flight.

Mandalay – Shwebo - Hamlin – Kyauk Myaung ( 5 Nights / 6 Days )

Day (1) Mandalay (Full Day)

Arrive Mandalay airport by morning flight. Meet and welcome at the airport by our Global Seagull Myanmar experienced guide morning sightseeing to gold leaf making workshop Mahamuni Image covered with very thick layer of pure gold leaves weighing between 3-5 tons on the body except face, continue to see Marble and Bronze carving workshops and then lunch at local restaurant. After checking in your hotel, take a short rest and visit to Central Grand Palace, Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Oak Kyaung ( a brick and stucco monastery), Golden Palace Monestary (ex palace of former Myanmar kings newly built as the original style and design), Atumashi (the unrivalled) Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the world biggest book with the collection of 729 marble stone slabs on which are inscribed the whole of Buddhist scripture at the foot of Mandalay Hill, then climb up to the Mandalay Hill Top to see sunset on the Ayeyarwaddy River and Mandalay city view. Dinner at local restaurant and O/N at the hotel.

Day (2) Mandalay – Shwebo - Hamlin

After brealfast, drive to Shwebo by car. On the way to Shwebo, see the wide field with palm trees. In the atfternoon, arrive Shwebo and lunch at the lacal restaurant. Visit around Shwebo City which is the old city in Kone Baung Dynasty built by The King “Alaungmintara”. In the evening, go to visit Hamlin, the old city during Pyu era. After that, drive to Sintku jetty and overnight stay on board.

Day (3) Sintku – Kyauk Myaung - Myaysoon

After breakfast on board, continue famous pottery village, New Nyein near Kyauk Myaung. Go ashore to learn all about the production of big earthen ceramic pots and jars. Sailing along the river if luck be on your side, you may spot the infamous Ayerwaddy River Dolphin, one of the endangered species in the world. After seeing the dolphin near Myaysoon village in all evening and then overnight stay on board near Myaysoon.

Day (4) Myaysoon – Mingun – Mandalay ( Dolphines Trip )

Wait and see the dolphins again in early morning. After breakfast on board, a famous highlight of Mandalay, Mingun will come into view. A delightful stroll in Mingun village will be rewarding with its largest un-cracked and which is the second largest bell in the world, weighing 90 tons, which was dedicated to the grandiose unfinished Mingun Pagoda. Visit and observe the gorgeous of Mya Thein Tan Zedi which best described the Hindu cosmologic beliefs of Mount “Meru” that was later integrated into Buddhism. Mingun village is also famous for its country’s renowned artists.Overnight stay on boat near Mandalay.

Day (5) Mandalay –Innwa - Sagaing

After breakfast, continue from Mandalay to Innwa by sailing the Ayerwaddy downstream again and embark for a short boat ride over a river and start exploring the former Royal Capital Innwa by horse cart. Tour highlights include the 27-metre-high Masonry Watch Tower, Nanmyint (or) the ''Leaning Tower of Innwa", Maha Aungmyay Bonzan monastery, built of brick and stucco; Innwa Bagaya Monastery built with 276 teak pillars and it is famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts and observe Myanmar tradition Alms bowls workshop. Lunch at local restaurant and cross Innwa Bridge, built by British engineers, to visit picturesque Sagaing Hill which perhaps the living centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. Continue to Sagaing Hills, a retreat for Buddhist devotees and the home for the mediators. Sagaing is famous for silver crafts. Visit Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, with its huge egg - shaped dome in Ceylonese style. In the evening, enjoy the sunset from the Sagaing Hill. Return to Mandalay, Dinner at local restaurant and O/N at the hotel.

Day (6) Mandalay departure by morning flight

After breakfast transfer to airport for morning departure flight.

Bhamaw-Mandalay ( 3nights/ 4 days)

 



Day 1: Bhamaw – SinKhan – ShweKu – MoeDar
Day 2: Moe Dar- Katha – Kyarnyut
Day 3: Kyarnyut – Kyauk Myaung –Myaysoon
Day4:Myaysoon-Mingun-Mandalay

 

KHATHAR-MANDALAY ( 2NIGHT/3DAYS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1: Katha – Kyarnyut
Day 2: Kyarnyut -Kyauk Myaung –Myaysoon
Day 3: Myaysoon-Mingun – Mandalay

KYAUK MYAUNG-MANDALAY ( 1NIGHT/ 2 DAYS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1: Kyauk Myaung – Myasone Dolphin Trip
Day 2: Myasone – Mingun – Mandalay

MYAYSOON(DOLPHIN TRIP )-MANDALAY (1NIGHT/ 2 DAYS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1: Myasone village (to see the Dolphin)
Day 2: Myasone – Mingun – Mandalay

MANDALAY– THONEZEPAY- MINGUN -MANDALAY (1DAY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANDALAY – MINGUN (HALF DAY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANDALAY – SAGAING ( HALF DAY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANDALAY – MINGUN – SAGAING (1DAY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANDALAY – MINGUN – INWA (1DAY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANDALAY – BAGAN ( 1DAY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANDALAY –MINGUN – INWA- YANAPO – BAGAN ( 1NIGHT/ 2 DAYS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1: Mandalay – Mingun – Inwa – Yanapo
Day 2: Yanapo – Bagan

MANDALAY – BAGAN – PYAY (4NIGHT/ 5DAYS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1: Mandalay – Yanapo – Bagan
Day 2: Bagan – Salay
Day 3: Salay – Magway - Minhla – letpan
Day 4: Letpan – Thet –Kanma
Day 5: Kanma – Pyay

Mandalay – Hommalin _ Phaung Pyin – Mawlike – Kalaywa – Minkin – Monywa (12 days / 11 nights)

Day (1) Mandalay Full Day

Arrive Mandalay airport by morning flight. Meet and welcome at the airport by our Global Seagull Myanmar experienced guide morning sightseeing to gold leaf making workshop Mahamuni Image covered with very thick layer of pure gold leaves weighing between 3-5 tons on the body except face, continue to see Marble and Bronze carving workshops and then lunch at local restaurant. After checking in your hotel, take a short rest and visit to Central Grand Palace, Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Oak Kyaung ( a brick and stucco monastery), Golden Palace Monestary (ex palace of former Myanmar kings newly built as the original style and design), Atumashi (the unrivalled) Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the world biggest book with the collection of 729 marble stone slabs on which are inscribed the whole of Buddhist scripture at the foot of Mandalay Hill, then climb up to the Mandalay Hill Top to see sunset on the Ayeyarwaddy River and Mandalay city view. Dinner at local restaurant and O/N at the hotel.

Day (2) Mandalay – Innwa - Sagaing

After breakfast, continue from Mandalay to Innwa by sailing the Ayerwaddy downstream again and embark for a short boat ride over a river and start exploring the former Royal Capital Innwa by horse cart. Tour highlights include the 27-metre-high Masonry Watch Tower, Nanmyint (or) the ''Leaning Tower of Innwa", Maha Aungmyay Bonzan monastery, built of brick and stucco; Innwa Bagaya Monastery built with 276 teak pillars and it is famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts and observe Myanmar tradition Alms bowls workshop. Lunch at local restaurant and cross Innwa Bridge, built by British engineers, to visit picturesque Sagaing Hill which perhaps the living centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. Continue to Sagaing Hills, a retreat for Buddhist devotees and the home for the mediators. Sagaing is famous for silver crafts. Visit Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, with its huge egg - shaped dome in Ceylonese style. In the evening, enjoy the sunset from the Sagaing Hill. Return to Mandalay, Dinner at local restaurant and O/N at the hotel.

Day (3) Mandalay - Hommalin

Directly transfer for domestic flight to Hommalin in connection to your international flight. The name Hommalin derived from Shan language which means Nyaung pennei tree. Hommalin was a village during the Myanmar King period. Hommalin was founded during Mohnyn Thadoe’s reign (1436-1439). In Hommalin, see the nature of the countryside and the simple and honest people with the local costumes.

 

 

Day (4) Hommalin – Shwepyiaye – Safar

After breakfast on board, continue to Shwepyiaye jetty. Take a rest and lunch at Shwepyiaye village. Visit around the village, observing the warm and honest of the villagers. Sailing the Chindwin downstream again, see the natural beauty of Chindwin River along its bank. Dinner and overnight stay on board near Safar.

 

 

 

 

Day (5) Safar – Phaung Pyin

After breakfast. start the trip to visit Phaung Pyin. There is a saying when the “ Cuckoo bird sings, Phaung Pyin will be built”, so according to this forecast Phaung Pyin was founded in 1831 by the Shans and Myanmars together. During the Myanmar Kings’ reign, according to evidences, they mentioned as “raft repairing port”. In Phaung Pyin, see the local dress, thanaka make-up (the cosmetic technique used to protect skin from the hot sun) as well as see cookery demonstrations and history lessons.

Day (6) Phaung Pyin – Kawal

After breakfast, sail to visit Kawal. Kawal is a village situated on the bank of Chindwin River. Breathing the fresh air, observe the profession of the local people. Sailing along the river upstream again observing the wonderful sightseeing of the surroundings. Land at the jetty near the Kawal village, dinner on board and overnight stay on there.

 

 

Day (7) Kawal – Mawlike

After breakfast on board, continue the journey observing the great and wonderful scenery in Mawlike. Mawlike is the Shan Language which means a pit that produces iron. It also produces gold and coal, that is why it is called Mawlike. After King Thibaw was taken as a hostage by the British, the people from Mawlike area rose against the British. Mawlike, once the administrative centre of the Bombay Burma Trading Company, is still a lively town with a vibrant market and colonial charm.

 

 

Day (8) Mawlike – Ma Sein – Kalaywa

Sailing the beautiful Chindwin River downstream again and visit to Ma Sein to take advantage of Sanctuary Ananda’s extensive services and facilities. Misty blue and green hills rise high on the horizon, and near the village of Masein, a row of 28 white-washed pagodas line the crest of a sloping hill and file down towards the river. The number signifies the 28 Buddhas that have brought enlightenment to the world. Continue the trip to Kalaywa which is the trading post between Myanmar and India, and this town rests at the point where the Myit Tha River with its source in India joins with the Chindwin. Kalaywa is right at the foot of the Western Mountain Ranges that loom over the town, the pagoda on the hill and the placid waters of the river. Take a rest and overnight stay at Kalaywa jetty.

Day (9) Kalaywa – Minkin

Cruise the trip to the ancient village “Minkin” which has transformed into a town with various temples and wooden houses that have stood for over a hundred years. Min Kin was built according to the saying, the name of the “Golden Lion”. It was built during the Bagan Dynasty, in the Myanmar era 534 (19th February 1137). Minkin was a guard post town of the Myanmar Kings. In Minkin, visit the wonderful famous pagodas such as Myathein Tan Zedi, Patamyar Zedi (Ruby Pagoda), and Mya Bagan Zedi. Dinner and overnight stay near Minkin village.

Day (10) Minkin – Kin - Kani

After breakfast on the board, explore Kin village with its beautiful wooden houses and the wooscarvings monastery. The tiny Kin village is a place of devout Buddhists. See the wonderful monasteries, built both in traditional carved teak and in brick colonial styles. Continue sailing downstream to reach the village of Kani and climb the pagoda hillock for its view. Roam around the jungles filling with rare and beautifully grained hardwoods such as teak, Pyingado and Padauk, as well as Thanakha, the tree with the fragrant bark grinded to a paste and used as cosmetic and sunscreen. Dinner on board and overnight stay at the jetty near Kani.

Day (11) Kani – Monywa

Sailing in the morning and arrive in Monywa in the afternoon. Monywa, a very outstanding city, is situated on the eastern bank of the Chindwin river and 50 miles away from where Chindwin and Ayerwaddy meet. Set out for a bumpy car journey to visit Po Win Taung caves near Shwe Ba Taung carving out of the sandstone hills. See a special breathtaking setting to behold and a highlight of any trip to Myanmar. More ancient than the Thanbodday pagoda are the two cave pagoda complexes of Po Win Taung and Shwe Ba Taung, believed to be over 300 years old. Observe almost one thousand caves in which both the Buddha images and the thrones carving out of living rock. Visit the rimming entrances with traditional motifs of vines and flowers. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Monywa city.

Day (12) Monywa – to other city

After breakfast in hotel, roam around the famous places near the city. In Monywa, see many famous pagodas. Observe the intricately decorated golden Thanboddhay Pagoda which is truly staggering with its hundreds of crumbling stupas and almost half a million images of Buddha located in the niches around the inner wall. Visit Bodhi Tataung with the two enomous Buddha statues- the one reclining is about 333 foot long, and the other stands at a record height of 424 feet. After that, see the other famous places such as Sutaung Pwe, Shwe Gu Ni, Shwe Zi Gon pagodas and Ledi Monastery. In the evening, continue the trip to visit Bagan.

 

Mandalay – Hommalin _ Phaung Pyin – Mawlike – Kalaywa – Minkin – Monywa – Bagan ( 13 days /12 nights)

Day (1) Mandalay Full Day

Arrive Mandalay airport by morning flight. Meet and welcome at the airport by our Global Seagull Myanmar experienced guide morning sightseeing to gold leaf making workshop Mahamuni Image covered with very thick layer of pure gold leaves weighing between 3-5 tons on the body except face, continue to see Marble and Bronze carving workshops and then lunch at local restaurant. After checking in your hotel, take a short rest and visit to Central Grand Palace, Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Oak Kyaung ( a brick and stucco monastery), Golden Palace Monestary (ex palace of former Myanmar kings newly built as the original style and design), Atumashi (the unrivalled) Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the world biggest book with the collection of 729 marble stone slabs on which are inscribed the whole of Buddhist scripture at the foot of Mandalay Hill, then climb up to the Mandalay Hill Top to see sunset on the Ayeyarwaddy River and Mandalay city view. Dinner at local restaurant and O/N at the hotel.

Day (2) Mandalay – Innwa - Sagaing

After breakfast, continue from Mandalay to Innwa by sailing the Ayerwaddy downstream again and embark for a short boat ride over a river and start exploring the former Royal Capital Innwa by horse cart. Tour highlights include the 27-metre-high Masonry Watch Tower, Nanmyint (or) the ''Leaning Tower of Innwa", Maha Aungmyay Bonzan monastery, built of brick and stucco; Innwa Bagaya Monastery built with 276 teak pillars and it is famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts and observe Myanmar tradition Alms bowls workshop. Lunch at local restaurant and cross Innwa Bridge, built by British engineers, to visit picturesque Sagaing Hill which perhaps the living centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. Continue to Sagaing Hills, a retreat for Buddhist devotees and the home for the mediators. Sagaing is famous for silver crafts. Visit Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, with its huge egg - shaped dome in Ceylonese style. In the evening, enjoy the sunset from the Sagaing Hill. Return to Mandalay, Dinner at local restaurant and O/N at the hotel.

Day (3) Mandalay - Hommalin

Directly transfer for domestic flight to Hommalin in connection to your international flight. The name Hommalin derived from Shan language which means Nyaung pennei tree. Hommalin was a village during the Myanmar King period. Hommalin was founded during Mohnyn Thadoe’s reign (1436-1439). In Hommalin, see the nature of the countryside and the simple and honest people with the local costumes.

 

Day (4) Hommalin – Shwepyiaye – Safar

After breakfast on board, continue to Shwepyiaye jetty. Take a rest and lunch at Shwepyiaye village. Visit around the village, observing the warm and honest of the villagers. Sailing the Chindwin upstream again, see the natural beauty of Chindwin River along its bank. Dinner and overnight stay on board near Safar.

 

 

 

 

Day (5) Safar – Phaung Pyin

After breakfast. start the trip to visit Phaung Pyin. There is a saying when the “ Cuckoo bird sings, Phaung Pyin will be built”, so according to this forecast Phaung Pyin was founded in 1831 by the Shans and Myanmars together. During the Myanmar Kings’ reign, according to evidences, they mentioned as “raft repairing port”. In Phaung Pyin, see the local dress, thanaka make-up (the cosmetic technique used to protect skin from the hot sun) as well as see cookery demonstrations and history lessons.

Day (6) Phaung Pyin – Kawal

After breakfast, sail to visit Kawal. Kawal is a village situated on the bank of Chindwin River. Breathing the fresh air, observe the profession of the local people. Sailing along the river upstream again observing the wonderful sightseeing of the surroundings. Land at the jetty near the Kawal village, dinner on board and overnight stay on there.

 

 

Day (7) Kawal – Mawlike

After breakfast on board, continue the journey observing the great and wonderful scenery in Mawlike. Mawlike is the Shan Language which means a pit that produces iron. It also produces gold and coal, that is why it is called Mawlike. After King Thibaw was taken as a hostage by the British, the people from Mawlike area rose against the British. Mawlike, once the administrative centre of the Bombay Burma Trading Company, is still a lively town with a vibrant market and colonial charm.

 

 

Day (8) Mawlike – Ma Sein – Kalaywa

Sailing the beautiful Chindwin River upstream again and visit to Ma Sein to take advantage of Sanctuary Ananda’s extensive services and facilities. Misty blue and green hills rise high on the horizon, and near the village of Masein, a row of 28 white-washed pagodas line the crest of a sloping hill and file down towards the river. The number signifies the 28 Buddhas that have brought enlightenment to the world. Continue the trip to Kalaywa which is the trading post between Myanmar and India, and this town rests at the point where the Myit Tha River with its source in India joins with the Chindwin. Kalaywa is right at the foot of the Western Mountain Ranges that loom over the town, the pagoda on the hill and the placid waters of the river. Take a rest and overnight stay at Kalaywa jetty.

Day (9) Kalaywa – Minkin

Cruise the trip to the ancient village “Minkin” which has transformed into a town with various temples and wooden houses that have stood for over a hundred years. Min Kin was built according to the saying, the name of the “Golden Lion”. It was built during the Bagan Dynasty, in the Myanmar era 534 (19th February 1137). Minkin was a guard post town of the Myanmar Kings. In Minkin, visit the wonderful famous pagodas such as Myathein Tan Zedi, Patamyar Zedi (Ruby Pagoda), and Mya Bagan Zedi. Dinner and overnight stay near Minkin village.

Day (10) Minkin – Kin - Kani

After breakfast on the board, explore Kin village with its beautiful wooden houses and the wooscarvings monastery. The tiny Kin village is a place of devout Buddhists. See the wonderful monasteries, built both in traditional carved teak and in brick colonial styles. Continue sailing upstream to reach the village of Kani and climb the pagoda hillock for its view. Roam around the jungles filling with rare and beautifully grained hardwoods such as teak, Pyingado and Padauk, as well as Thanakha, the tree with the fragrant bark grinded to a paste and used as cosmetic and sunscreen. Dinner on board and overnight stay at the jetty near Kani.

Day (11) Kani – Monywa

Sailing in the morning and arrive in Monywa in the afternoon. Monywa, a very outstanding city, is situated on the eastern bank of the Chindwin river and 50 miles away from where Chindwin and Ayerwaddy meet. Set out for a bumpy car journey to visit Po Win Taung caves near Shwe Ba Taung carving out of the sandstone hills. See a special breathtaking setting to behold and a highlight of any trip to Myanmar. More ancient than the Thanbodday pagoda are the two cave pagoda complexes of Po Win Taung and Shwe Ba Taung, believed to be over 300 years old. Observe almost one thousand caves in which both the Buddha images and the thrones carving out of living rock. Visit the rimming entrances with traditional motifs of vines and flowers. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Monywa city.

Day (12) Monywa Full Day

After breakfast in hotel, roam around the famous places near the city. In Monywa, see many famous pagodas. Observe the intricately decorated golden Thanboddhay Pagoda which is truly staggering with its hundreds of crumbling stupas and almost half a million images of Buddha located in the niches around the inner wall. Visit Bodhi Tataung with the two enomous Buddha statues- the one reclining is about 333 foot long, and the other stands at a record height of 424 feet. After that, see the other famous places such as Sutaung Pwe, Shwe Gu Ni, Shwe Zi Gon pagodas and Ledi Monastery. After visiting around Monywa, dinner and overnight stay on board at Monywa jetty.

Day (13) Monywa - Bagan

After break on board at Monywa jetty, cruise to Bagan again. On the way to Bagan, visit Pakhan Gyi village which is almost at the point where the Chindwin and the Ayerwaddy meets. It is an old city that flourished eight centuries ago, and although nothing more than a large town nowadays. See the vestiges of its past glory in the old city walls. Observing the old towns and villages with deep-rooted cultures along the bank of Chindwin, sail again and reach to Bagan about 2:30. Check in at the hotel and dinner at the local restaurant.