family holiday myanmar
Day: 1 (Yangon)
Upon arrival, get yourself relax and fresh up at the rest of the morning. After lunch visit will focus on an opening city tour with Kandawgyi Park to relax and visit to the most significant pagoda, Shwedagon, which the global scholars describe as One of Wonders in the World. Shwedagon Pagoda which is very important role in the Old Burmese History not only standing as the holiest structure for the Buddhist all over the world. In late afternoon, take in the view of marvelous sunset from the peaceful Yangon River while immersing in the quiet scenes of the riversides. Later, head to Monsoon Restaurant where a warmly welcome dinner. Transfer back to hotel.
Day: 2 (Yangon)
Although the city of Yangon has grown to accommodate over seven million people, it has retained its former charm. Start the day with a visit to the Sule Pagoda. Originally an Indian structure, it is according to legend over 2,500 years old. Observe the locals going about their daily activities when we pass by Mahabandoola Park. Stroll through downtown Yangon with its faded colonial atmosphere and visit the beautiful post office before visiting the Kyaukhtatgyi pagoda, known for the reclining Buddha which measures 70 meters in length. Lunch is served at local restaurant before continuing to the National Museum (Closed on every Monday and Public Holidays - closed at 15:00), which is home to priceless ancient artifacts. Visit the Bogyoke Market (closed on Mondays and public holidays - closed at 16:30) then head to the Indian quarter for a different view of the city by car. End the day with a visit to the Htwe Oo puppet show. There can get the chance to learn how to play puppet by Ms. THET THET HTWE OO and Mr. THET PAING HTWE OO the youngest Puppeteers they are teen’s ager and Mr. Thet Paing who win the award from Asian country.
Day: 3 (Yangon- Bagan)
In the early morning, transfer to Yangon Airport for the flight to Bagan (Nyaung Oo Airport). Visit to Nyaung U morning market which is known as Market on the Floor with a variety of local vegetables and products such as typical snacks, food, Handicrafts, Thanakha the most adorned Burmese Make-up, and so on. Then, visit the most sacred stupa Shwe Zi Gon built in 11 Century by the most outstanding Buddhist King, Anawrahta, Gu Byauk Gyi Temple to see the mural from 12 Century, the massive red-colored Htilominlo Temple, and lastly before check-in at the hotel, visit most beautiful Ananda Temple built in late 11 Century housing giant Standing Buddhas which give the viewer’s illusion of Smiling-or-Serious facial expression of the Enlightened One. In the afternoon, transfer to Bagan Ayer Jetty where your private boat awaits to bring you up along the Mighty Ayeyarwaddy River to visit the remote Jungle Temple of Kyauk Gu Umin built in the 12th Century. The temple is visited by a few tourists and it is locked most of the time. Only when the visitors arrive, the temple door opens by the magic key. After an hour or more cruising upstream, your boat will stop on the eastern bank so that you can take a Jungle walk for about 15 minutes to get to the temple. Passing through the thick forest, plum trees that bear the red-yellow plum fruits, the forest lane will lead you to the temple and monastery hidden in the south of Majestic Bagan. Explore the sandstone cave adorned with the carved stone reliefs on the outside walls of temple and after that walk back to the jetty. Float down back to Ayer Jetty and on the way, you may enjoy the sunset from the river.
Day: 4 (Bagan- Sat Sat Yo village – Mt.Poppa – Bagan) - Option A
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to Mt.Poppa on the way will visit the Sat Sat Yo village where is boys sporting an ancient hairstyle known as Sanyitwine at Sat Sat Yo village in Nyaung Oo Township near Myanmar's ancient city Bagan. Sat Sat Yo village became a famous popular tourist site due to its children sporting the country's ancient hairstyle. Before colonial rule, all of the country's boys and girls wore their hair in this manner. However Sat Sat Yo village is the only place left in Myanmar where children still have their hair tied in this traditional style. In Sat Sat Yo village can play local game together with country’s boys and girl. Lunch at Poppa Mountain Resort. While you are in Mt. Popa, the trip you introduce us to the dry flat lands and we will drop by a small village where we could discover how treats from the juice of palm trees are made. Don’t miss this chance as it would be a remarkable experience for any one.
Day: 4 (Bagan- Sat Sat Yo village – Local Village – Bagan) - Option B
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Sat Sat Yo village where is boys sporting an ancient hairstyle known as Sanyitwine at Sat Sat Yo village in Nyaung Oo Township near Myanmar's ancient city Bagan. Sat Sat Yo village became a famous popular tourist site due to its children sporting the country's ancient hairstyle. Before colonial rule, all of the country's boys and girls wore their hair in this manner. However Sat Sat Yo village is the only place left in Myanmar where children still have their hair tied in this traditional style. In Sat Sat Yo village can play local game together with country’s boys and girl. And your Guide will pick up to visit Payarthonezu Temple Complex, after sightseeing drive back to Hotel. On the way back to Hotel – to sightseeing Min Nan Thu Village ( hand weaving and Cheroot ) at Local Houses. Evening visit to Lakannandar and sunset at Temple.
Day: 5 (Bagan Sightseeing on Bicycle and Horse-cart)
After breakfast, in the morning, get on your bike to do excursion in Bagan to the most outstanding pagodas and temples in the Myinkaba Area such as Gu Byauk Gyi Temple where you can see the best mural paintings preserved by the UNESCO, Manuha Temple built by the captive Mon King in 11th century and Nan Phaya Temple where the Mon King was kept under house arrest. Then, you may be transferred back to your hotel for hiding from the hot sun. In the afternoon, explore the Ancient Monument zone of Bagan by mounting on a lovely horse-drawn cart. The Horse-cart will take you to the most beautiful parts of the Ancient Bagan for enjoying the views of thousands of temples and pagodas passing by a small village whose residents live from Tourism, farming, and Handicrafts. Finally the cart will end up at a temple where you can enjoy the memorable sunset over the terrains full of Old Temples and Pagodas.
Day: 6 (Bagan fly to Mandalay –Amarapura –Sagaing –Mandalay)
After breakfast check – out hotel and transfer to the airport. Depart for Mandalay by domestic flight Morning, schedules flight) (30 mins flying). First, excursion to Amarapura: Maha Gandayone Monastery – home to several thousand young monks where you can watch the whole monastery having their meal silently, 200 years old U Bein teak bridge built in 1728 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital. Visit traditional hand – woven silk workshop teak posts. Afternoon excursion coach to Sagaing by passing Ava Bridge. We do sightseeing for its famous Pagodas. Enjoy the panoramic view at the top of the hill. Visit Silversmith & Kaunghmudaw Pagoda. Drive to Mandalay and free time at your leisure.
Day: 7 (Mandalay)
After breakfast at hotel today will visit to Phaung Daw Oo monastery. Phaung Daw Oo is a Monastic School dedicated to providing quality, free education to under-privileged children of Mandalay and surrounding areas. This non-governmental and self-reliant school specifically targets children from poor either rural or urban family, orphans, abandoned or neglected children, and children who cannot attend the government schools for various reasons. The school provides education from kindergarten up to high school according to the curriculum accredited by the government. Both girls and boys are welcomed and enrollment does not take into account any specific religion and no fee is charged. As the goal is to welcome any child in need, Phaung Daw Oo now comprises 7,000 students and employs 436 people. It receives funds from international donors, who are supporting the running costs, and from the government, which pays the salaries of the teacher .The school also runs several income generating programs such as tailoring class, a carpentry workshop, a microcredit program and space rental. (Best time to visit June to February & Monday to Friday school opening days is preferable). After that heading to Lacquered work shop transfer to visit handicraft workshop at Aung Lan which place can see all handicraft like tapestry and marionette handicraft in there can chance to learn how to make puppet and can chance to make own marionette at the handicraft workshop it will take 30 to 45 minutes after that can visit to Bronze casting place Tha Pa wati U Wing Maung who is famous for bronze casting and also can visit to marble stone casting and transfer back to hotel.
Day: 8 (Mandalay- Pyin Oo Lwin)
Today after having breakfast hotel proceed to Pyin Oo Lwin which has a large population of Angola-Burmese and Angola-Indian. Formerly, this area was the hill station and resort of British officials and soldiers to escape from swelteringly summer heat in Myanmar. Purcell Tower stands in the heart of the town, is also the symbol of Pyin Oo Lwin. The construction of this clock based on Big Ben Tower style in London. Nearby this tower, there is bustling Pyin Oo Lwin market, where has fully hot and fragrant traditional dishes for enjoying. Many products from fields, typically wines, strawberry jam and coffee, along with woolen clothes are the best in this market. After that will lead to National Botanical Gardens. The original area of the Botanical Garden was 170 acres of land and 70 acres of water totaling 240 acres. With a constant supply of sufficient spring water from the great lake nearby. The plan of the Garden was laid out on the design of Kew Gardens in England. In 1920 the Forest Department issued a notification No. 207 which declared the Botanical Garden as a forest reserve and placed it under the custody of the Department. In several plots were planted 4840 trees mostly pine varieties. 575 different floral species and many exotic fruit. Flower and shade trees from abroad that were acclimatized to grow in the Garden. Besides. Vast meadows and several seasonal flower beds were arranged and hundreds of wild orchids from different parts of the country were collected and displayed in the Orchid Green House in the garden. The garden thus became one of the world class botanical gardens where can learn about fauna & flora. Lunch at December farm restaurant and in the harvest season of strawberry, you can stroll in strawberry farms and pick red berry strawberries.
Day: 9 (Mandalay – Fly to Heho – Pindaya – Kalaw)
After having breakfast Check – out hotel and transfer to the Mandalay airport. Depart for Heho by domestic flight. Then drive to Pindaya (Approx: 2 hours) through the Shan Plateau, through fields of mountain rice. Visit magnificent Pindaya caves set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque lake where thousands of different types of Buddha images are on display in the various cave chambers. Continue visit some local houses where families produce Shan paper and parasols. Drive to Kalaw a popular hill station in the British days. You can enjoy cozy scenes along the way. Check in to your hotel.
Day 10: Kalaw (Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp– Inle Lake)
After breakfast heading to Green Hill Valley Elephant camp one and half hour drive will take you to Magwe village where you will be welcomed by the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp Team. And then, they will lead you to the camp about 15 minutes walking. -Light Refreshment -Walk (5-7 Minutes) to the small stream where elephants bathe and you may feed, and bathe them -Elephant Riding will be coming next exploring the forest area -Lunch at the Camp -Take a trekking tour with the Trekking Guide -You may join the reforestation program by contributing your labor in planting regional trees -Return back to car either on foot or on Elephant’s back Finally, drive back to Kalaw. And then, continue your drive to Nyaung Shwe and on the way, you can visit Shwe Yan Pyay monastery built mainly of teak wood in 1882 and it’s pagoda with colorful mosaics decorated on the interior walls around the central pagoda constructed 2 years before its adjacent monastery. Then continue to Nyaung Shwe where you embark on the long boat to reach your hotel at Inle Lake (if your hotel is on the lake!).
Day 11: Inle Lake Excursion
Excursion of Inle Lake may begin with a morning 5-day traditional market at a village on the lake or on the shore of the lake. Here at Inle Lake, the markets come on 5-day basis. Besides the Inthars, some tribal ladies such as Pa-O, Pa Laung can also be seen at the market selling their farm produce and afterwards they go back to their villages on the mountain with the purchase of what they need for the household, a photo opportunity Then, visit Phaung Daw Oo pagoda which is the Holiest Religious Stupa housing 5 Buddha images, Silk Weaving village (lotus fabrics weaving technique can also be seen unique only in here!), Blacksmith Factory in Inn Phaw Khone manufacturing the knife, spade, etc., Cheroot or Myanmar Cigar factory, the nature of Inthars, Lake Residents with their Floating Gardens and finally visit the Jumping Cat monastery which is the oldest one with antique Shan-style Buddhas and Buddhas’ alters. Enjoy the cat show at the monastery.
Day 12: Inle Lake – Thandwe – Ngapali Beach
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Thandwe. Welcome by Myanmar Men wearing traditional Longyi Guests are taken directly to the luxury air-condition coaches. Lunch & Dinner at the hotel and leisure.
Day 13: Ngapali Beach
After breakfast, you are free to spend the day at you Leisure on your own and lunch at the hotel. Overnight at Ngapali Beach.
Day 14: Ngapali Beach
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport for fly back to Yangon.
Day 15: Yangon Departure
Morning B’fast at hotel. Free and leisure at the hotel until departure for next destination.
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