Myanmar Beach Holidays (12 Days / 11 Nights)
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR
– Visiting the well known pagodas in Myanmar with different architecture style
– Getting a full knowledge of long lasting history and rich culture of Myanmar.
– Experiencing the truly wonderful days at the beautiful Ngapali Beach.
– Meeting the local people and listening their honest sharing about their life and the country.
– Exploring the traditional village of lacquerware production to witness the skillful hands of the locals making the great works of art.
Day 1: Yangon arrival
Upon arrival in the golden land of Myanmar – Yangon, our tour guide will give you the warm welcome and help you transfer to the hotel for check-in. Then, you will have free time to relax.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Yangon city.
Day 2: Yangon – Golden Rock
Drive to Kyaikhtiyo, visit Golden Rock
In the morning, you take a 5-hour drive to Kyaikhtiyo in Bago. Today, you will have a chance to visit the Golden Rock in Bago. It can be said that all visitors coming to the Pagoda have to be thunderstruck by a picture of a temple standing precariously on a gold- covered rock. According to legend, to keep the balance for the temple and the rock chosen as the site for the temple is due to supernatural power of the Buddha. Only by a hair of the Buddha has also anchored the big rock for thousand years.
Stay overnight in Kyaikhtiyo.
Day 3: Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon
Visit Bago, Shwethalyaung Buddha, Kambozathadi Palace, Shwemawdaw Pagoda, explore the local market
After breakfast at hotel, we drive back to Yangon via Bago. By the way, we will stop at Bago and discover some well known destinations here. Take visits to the Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda – the tallest pagoda in Myanmar which can be seen from around 10 kilometers outside of the city, the 55- meter long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha which is covered by the dense forest and the four seated Buddhas at Kyaikpun and the majestic palace of Kambozathadi. Complete the day by a visit to the local market and drive back to Yangon later.
Stay overnight in Yangon.
Day 4: Yangon – Mandalay City Tour
Fly to Mandalay, visit uncompleted wall, Sandamuni Pagoda, Mingun bell, meet local expert, and explore the royal Mandalay vestiges and relics, Golden Palace Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda
In the early morning, we take a domestic flight to Mandalay. Start our excursion by boating from Mandalay on the opposite bank of Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun. Upon arrival in Mingun, we visit uncompleted Wall, Sandamuni Pagoda. Then we see the world’s biggest uncracked bell, the biggest hanging bell and the biggest bell that is able to be rung – The Great Mingun Bell. We will also meet some local expert who introduce us the lifestyle of the people living on two banks of the Irrawaddy River.
In the afternoon, we explore the royal Mandalay vestiges and relics covering imperial palace. Continue to the Golden Palace and Kuthodaw Pagoda which contains the world biggest book. We end the day by climbing up on top of the Mandalay Hill and enjoy the beautiful sunset of Mandalay city.
Day 5: Mandalay – Sagaing – Inwa – Bagan
Visit Sagaing University, Buddha cave, Kaunghmudaw Paya, Tupayon Temple, discover Maha Ganayon Kyaung Lake and nearby monastery
Today, we will move outside the city to the Buddha land of Sagaing. The area is educational hub for monks at different levels. We firstly go to the Sagaing and continue to visit Buddha cave and Kaunghmudaw Paya which is a large pagoda on the northwestern outskirts of Sagaing in central Myanmar. Then, we transfer to Tupayon Temple to observe the spectacular view of Mandalay.
In the afternoon, we will drive to Amarapura and explore the Maha Ganayon Kyaung Lake, the monasteries around. At dusk, we will have a visit to U Bein Bridge which is the longest teak wood bridge in Myanmar. We fly to Bagan at late afternoon. Stay overnight in Bagan.
Day 6: Bagan – Temples Land
Visit Htilomino, Gawdamgangyi, Ananda, shwezigon temple, shwenandaw Pagoda
Bagan is Myanmar’s former capital. It is the convergence of the unique architectural temples in Southeast Asia, with thousands of ancient temples. The remaining relics of Bagan can be comparable to two populations of the famous temples of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and Borobudur temple in Indonesia.
Coming to Bagan is to visit the famous temples and pagodas. Inside the pagodas also save many Buddha sculptures. Each temple is a great work of art.
In Bagan, there are many famous temples such as Htilomino, Gawdamgangyi, Ananda and Shwezigon Temple. Today, we will spend time covering all tours to the temples mentioned above. In the morning, white fog hang on top of the temple tower, merge into the air. And the whole space wears a pink shirt as the sun rise gradually. It would be a perfect day trip if we end by climbing up the Shwenandaw Pagoda and enjoy the beautiful sunset.
Stay overnight in Bagan.
Day 7: Bagan – Mt.Popa – Bagan
Explore Mt.Popa, visit the traditional village of Lacquerware production
After breakfast at hotel, we drive to Mt.Popa via palm, peanut plantation. Upon arrival in the mountain, we spend about 30 minutes climbing up to the top of this mountain. From here, we can see the whole view of the area, the poetic Irrawaddy River and dolphins struggling in waves, the beautiful villages and other wonderful sites.
Then, we drive back to Bagan to explore the traditional village of Lacquerware production.
Day 8: Bagan – Ngapali Beach
After breakfast, transfer to Nyaung U Airport and you will then take an afternoon flight to Thandwe to visit Nagapali Beach. It is said that Ngapali Beach is “the picture of a tropical paradise”. Ngapali is prime choice for beach lovers, who dream about: quite, white sand, the quiet rural surroundings, Rakhine ways of life, local fishing style, etc. So there is nothing more interesting than spending three or four days in this quite serene coastal paradise.
Day 9: Ngapali Beach
Today is your free time to explore Ngapali Beach by yourself. Start the day by a trip to Thandwe town which provides you the majestic view of the sunrise over the Bay of Bengal. In Thandwe, you can also experience village life through visits to the local market and a traditional longyi weaving factory. Another option is a visit to nearby fishing villages.
Stay overnight in Ngapali.
Day 10: Ngapali Beach
Enjoy a day of many interesting activities at your free time. You can lie on the long sandy beach of the beautiful Ngapali Beach or soak your body in the cool water. Tourists should not miss an opportunity to enjoy the sunlight of Myanmar and sound of the tide. Stay overnight in Ngapali.
Day 11: Ngapali Beach
Today, we can explore the countryside by bicycle and boat trips to the magnificent offshore islands. Enjoying the sunset view of the sandy Ngapali Beach with group is the truly wonderful minutes in your life.
Stay overnight in Ngapali.
Day 12: Ngapali Beach
After breakfast at hotel, we transfer to the airport and fly back to Yangon. We will have a few hours free before taking departure flight.
– Airport transfer
– Tour guide
– Ground transportation
– Entrance fee
– Flight ticket