16 Days 15 Nights Culture Tour
16 Days 15 Nights Culture Tour

16 Days 15 Nights (Yangon – Sittwe- Mrauk U- Sittwe- Yangon - Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan - Mandalay- Amarapura- Mingun- Ava – Sagaing - Mandalay-  Heho- Pindaya- Nyaung Shwe- Inle Lake - Indein- Kakku- Inle Lake- Heho- Yangon – Golden Rock – Bago - Yangon)

Day 1 : YGN Arrival and Sightseeing
Day 2 : YGN - Sittwe
Day 3 : Sittwe - Mrauk U
Day 4 : Mrauk U
Day 5 : Mrauk U – Chin Tribe Village – Mrauk U
Day 6 : Mrauk U – Sittwe - Yangon
Day 7 : Yangon – Bagan
Day 8 : Bagan – Mount Popa – Bagan
Day 9 : Bagan – Mdy -Amapura- Sagaing - Mdy
Day 10 : Mandalay – Mingun – Ava – Mandalay
Day 11 : Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Nyaung Shwe – Inle Lake
Day 12 : Inle Lake – Indein – Inle Lake
Day 13 : Inle Lake – Kakku – Inle Lake
Day 14 : Inle – Heho – Yangon – Golden Rock
Day 15 : Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon
Day 16 : Yangon (Departure Day)

Day 1 : Yangon Arrival & Sightseeing

Upon Arrival of Yangon International Airport, welcome by our guide and then transfer to hotel for check in.
Then take a rest shortly and start sightseeing to Chaukhtat Gyi Pagoda (Reclining Buddha image) which is the biggest one in Yangon, Sule Pagoda, City Hall and Independent Monument & Colonial Town (Pansodan Street).
After lunch, visit Nanthida Jetty to enjoy the riverside activities and then drive to the most significant pagoda, Shwedagon, which is One of Wonders in The World. Enjoy the sunset over the Pagoda.

Overnight in Yangon

Day 2 : Yangon – Sittwe
After breakfast, the car will transfer you to the Yangon Airport for the flight to Sittwe, the capital city of the Western Myanmar, Rakkhine State.
Upon Arrival, visit Buddhist Museum, the best place in Myanmar to view Rakhine Style Buddha images. The collection here represents a rare instance of historical preservation. Most of the images are under a meter in height with the royal attire common to Rakhine Buddhas Images and drive to Phayagyi Pagoda which is situated in the center of town and features a large plain shed supported by pillars decorated with glass mosaic. A large seated Buddha image was cast in 1900 in the Rakhine style with the royal costume common to many Rakhine images. The face of the figure shines with gold, while the rest of the body is of bronze. And then enjoy the sunset at View Point sitting on the beach.

Overnight in Sittwe

Day 3 : Sittwe – Mrauk U
In the early morning, drive to the Sittwe-Mrauk U Jetty to embark the private boat to head for the Ancient city of Mrauk U (approx; 5 hours). Upon arrival at Mrauk U jetty, transfer to hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon visit Shit Thaung Pagoda. Then, walk to Dukkantthein Temple. Visit Pitakataik, situated close to Htupayon Pagoda and south of Shinkite wall was built by King Mong Phalaung. And then visit Laymyetna Pagoda. Finally go up the Hari Taung Hill to have a panoramic view and sunset.

Overnight in Mrauk U.

Day 4 : Mrauk U
In the morning after breakfast, visit Mrauk U Market where you can see the local vegetables and Rakkhine Traditional snacks and foods. Then visit fish market. Start sightseeing to Bandoola Monastery where you will see one of Mahakyan Sandamuni Buddha Image and Monastic Museum. Then visit Andaw Thein Pagoda, Ratanabon Pagoda and Koe Thaung Temple which has 90,000 Buddha Images, Sakya Man Aung and Lawka Man Aung Pagoda.
In the evening, visit U Mra Wah Hill to see the sunset.

Overnight in Mrauk U.

Day 5 : Mrauk U – Chin Tribe Village – Mrauk U
After Breakfast, drive to the village located at the south of the city where you embark your private boat to cross the Lay Myo River. And you will reach the first Chin Village where you can see a few Chin Ladies with the Tattooed Faces and big earplugs. After the first village, your boat will drive to another village. In the afternoon, drive back to Mrauk U.

Overnight in Mrauk U.

Day 6 : Mrauk U – Sittwe – Yangon

In an early morning, transfer to the Mrauk U jetty to embark the boat back to Sittwe.
Then, transfer to the Sittwe Airport for the flight back to Yangon. Upon arrival at Yangon, transfer to your hotel for check-in.
If the time permits, in the evening, take a walk along the Strand Road in the Yangon Night Market with many stalls on the way to enjoy the night life which was recently implemented by Yangon Regional Government. (Former China Town Market was moved to there.)

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 7 : Yangon – Bagan

After Breakfast, transfer to the Yangon Airport for the flight to Bagan. Upon arrival in Bagan, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Then visit Shwezigon Pagoda, Gu Pyauk Gyi Temple (wetgyiinn), Htilominlo Temple , Ananda Pagoda, Archeological Museum, Gupyaukgyi (Myin Ka Bar) and  Lacquer Ware Workshop.
In the afternoon, visit Minnanthu Village by horse-cart where you can see the ways of living of local people and then visit Manuha Temple. Finally drive to Shwesandaw Pagoda to enjoy the sunset.

Overnight in Bagan.

Day 8 : Bagan – Mt. Popa

In the morning, start a bicycle touring around temples.
Then drive to Mt. Popa (approx. 1 and half hour), the extinguished million-year-old volcano. Popa is also the abode of Myanmar Nats. Upon Arrival at Mt.Popa, visit Popa Taungkalat and Peanut Oil Making.
In the afternoon drive back to Bagan.

Overnight in Bagan.

Day 9 : Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing - Mandalay
After Breakfast, transfer to Nyaung U airport for the flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, welcome by our local tour guide. Then  drive to Amarapura, the Southern City, the ancient Royal Capital before Mandalay. In Amarapura, visit Mahagandayone Monastery, U Bein Bridge which is the longest wooden bridge in the world that spans Taung Thaman Lake.
Then head to Sagaing Hills. Enjoy the panoramic view from Sun Oo Punnya Shin Pagoda, then visit U Min Thon Sei or 30-Cave Temple, visit Kaung Hmu Daw Pagoda.
And then drive back to Mandalay and in afternoon, visit Golden Palace Monastery where you can see the best wood-carvings, Kuthodaw Pagoda which is known as the world biggest book of the world. And go up Mandalay Hill to enjoy the sunset.

Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 10 : Mandalay – Mingun – Ava - Mandalay
After breakfast, drive to Kywe Sun Jetty on the western bank of Ayeyarwaddy River. Then, take a private boat to visit a small village of Mingun. Visit Mingun Stupa unfinished due to the mysterious beliefs of its builder. Then, visit Mingun Bell weighing over 90 Metric Tons that is believed to be the world heaviest hanging bell in the world. And visit to Mingun Aged Home and finally drive to Myatheintan Pagoda. After that, take the boat back to Mandalay.
Cross Myit Nge River to visit Ava by horse-cart. In Ava, visit Bagaya wooden Monastery, Ava Palace where you can see Leaning Tower of Ava and Mahaaungmyaybonzan Monastery.
In the afternoon, visit Mahamuni Buddha Image and Handicraft Workshops.

Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 11 : Mandalay - Heho – Pindaya – Nyaung Shwe – Inle Lake
After breakfast, transfer to Mandalay Airport for the flight to Heho, Shan State. Upon arrival at Heho airport, drive to Pindaya (approx; 2 hours), a small peaceful town. Upon arrival, visit Paper Umbrella Cottage industry where you can see the Shan Paper production, Process of Umbrella Making only by hands. Then, drive up to Pindaya Lime-stone Natural Caves with more than 8000 Buddha Images.
In the afternoon, drive to Nyaung Shwe (approx; 3 hours) another Shan town bordering famous Inle Lake on the northern end where you embark on the long boat to reach Inle Lake. On the way, you can visit Shwe Yan Pyay monastery.

Overnight at Inle Lake.

Day 12 : Inle Lake – Indein – Inle Lake
After Breakfast, start sightseeing at Inle Lake to 5 Days Rotating Market and then visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which is the Holiest Religious Stupa housing 5 Buddha images. Visit Cheroot Making Factory, Black Smith, Silk Weaving and Lotus Weaving. Then visit to Nge Phe Kyaung Monastery.
In the afternoon, continue by boat to Indein Ruined Pagoda Complex. Then drive back to Inle Lake and overnight.

Overnight at Inle Lake.

Day 13 : Inle Lake – Kakku – Inle Lake
After breakfast, drive to Taunggyi, the capital city of Shan State. On the way, you can visit the first Official Vineyard of Myanmar producing the wine called Ayetharyar Wine.
Then, drive to Kakku (approx: 2 and half hours). Upon arrival at Kakku, you can explore Kakku Pagoda Complex which has more than 2000 Shan Style pagodas and the complex is well-preserved by the PNO.
In the afternoon, continue to Nyaung Shwe and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight at Inle Lake

Day 14 : Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon – Golden Rock

After breakfast, transfer by boat to Nyaung Shwe. Then drive to Heho airport for the flight back to Yangon.
Upon arrival, welcome by our local guide and drive to Kinpun Base Camp via Bago, approx. 4 hours. After Bago, you will reach Kyaik Hto, the junction town to go up the Golden Rock. Upon arrival at Kin Pun Base Camp, drive up by car to Hermit Hill. And walk up to the Golden Rock where you can see the evening activities of many Myanmar Buddhist pilgrims. And enjoy the sunset on the Golden Rock.

Overnight at Golden Rock.

Day 15 : Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon
After breakfast, walk down to Hermit Hill and descend by car to Kin Pun Base Camp. From there, drive to Kyaik Hto. You can visit Kyaik Hto Morning Market where you can see a lot of local foods, seasonal fruits and vegetables, fish and prawns. Then, proceed to Bago.
Upon arrival at Bago, visit Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda, the biggest and tallest Pagoda in Southern Myanmar, then visit Shwethalyaung Pagoda (Reclining Buddha), Kyakhatwine Monastery, Cheroot Making Factory and finally drive to Kanbawzathadi Palace.
On the way to Yangon, visit Htauk Kyant Allied War Cemetery, the biggest war cemetery in the country maintained by the Commonwealth War Grave Commission.
Then drive on to Yangon and transfer to hotel for check in.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 16 : Yangon (Departure Day)  
Depending on your International Departure Flight time, you can still visit Bogyoke Market or Scott Market which sells many Myanmar Traditional Handicrafts. (Bogyoke Market is off every Monday).
Then, transfer to Yangon International Airport for the flight back.

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