Thứ Ba, 31 tháng 12, 2013

Explore Burma Heritages

Explore Burma Heritages is made up with the combination of the best cultural attractions and values of throughout Burma (Myanmar). With this tour, you will have a deep insight and views of Burmese heritages .

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Tour duration: 10 days 09 nights
Start: Yangon - Finish: Yangon
Tour type: Cultural
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour Route: Yangon - Golden Rock - Bago - Bagan - Mandalay - Pindaya - Inle lake
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Day 01: Yangon Arrival


Upon arrival at Yangon airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit the Sule pagoda and the bustling downtown area, followed by a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda - the most outstanding pagoda, dominating the skyline of Yangon with a magical golden flash. Enjoy the beautiful sunset at the pagoda and take the best photos. Return to the hotel for rest and free to discover the city at night.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Welcomed dinner

Day 02: Yangon - Golden Rock


After breakfast, drive 190 km east of Yangon to Kyaikhtiyo. On the way, we can stop to visit the Htaukkyant War Cemetary. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, be prepared to catch the magnificent Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock), a huge boulder entirely covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. On top of this boulder is a glided pagoda, said to hold a strand of hair belonging to Buddha. Pilgrims normally have two options to go up the Golden Rock. One way is to walk along the twisting 10km, on the footpath through a bamboo forests. The second way is to travel to the rock by small open trucks, taking one hour. Overnight in Golden Rock.
Accommodation in Golden Rock
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Bago - Yangon


Early in the morning, strolling around the hill sites for an unforgettable sunrise view of Golden Rock before returning to hotel for your breakfast. Continue your drive back to Yangon by coach. On the way, we stop to visit Bago, the ancient capital of Mon Kingdom in 15th century. The most highlights of Bago including Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Shwethalyaung Reclining Buddha, Kyaikpun Pagoda with its 28 meter high huge Buddha Image, Myo Ma Local Market, Chinese Kwanyin Temple and the Kanbawzathardi Palace of King Bayinnaung. Then drive back to Yangon Yangon on the way sightseeing at Allied War Memorial Cemetery.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Yangon - Bagan


This morning, fly to Bagan. Begin to visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market, the economic center of Bagan. Local people gather at this bustling market daily, to buy and sell a variety of goods, from fruit and vegetables to clothing, china, and lacquerware. Continue to the gold-plated Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan’s greatest reliquary, built to house relics of the Buddha brought from abroad. From here, drive to the small village of Wetkyi-in to see the wonderful Kubyaukgyi Temple, renowned for its ancient murals. Your morning excursion also includes the Htilominlo Temple, which houses four Buddha figures on the ground floor and four more on the first floor. After lunch, continue your exploration of the city’s treasure trove of Buddhist art and architecture.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 05: Bagan - Mandalay Cultural Treasures


After breakfast, board a flight to Mandalay – the cultural and historic capital of Burma’s last kingdom and their monarchs in the past as well at the presence. Upon arrival, be treated to a full day of sightseeing by coach. The highlights of this day include Mahamuni Image Pagoda, Imperial Palace. After lunchtime, we will continues with another visit to the Shwenandaw Monastery which is well known for its exquisite wood carvings, followed by Atumashi Monastery and Kuthodaw pagoda - the world’s largest book with its 729 slabs of Marble engrave with Buddha scriptures. The evening ends with a stunning view treated at Mandalay Hill.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 06: Mandalay Ancient Capitals


After breakfast, a leisurely boat trip upstream to Mingun where the second largest ringing bell in the world will await you for this day. Once in Mingun, you also can see the Mingun Bell and Pahtodawgyi unfinished Pagoda, Hsinbyume. These attractions symbol the culturally wonderful values that Burma has to offer.
This afternoon we will travel to Ava, Amarapura to discover the Maha Aungmye Bonzan, Gabaya Monastery, Leaning Nam Myint Tower and the nearby attractions. Enjoy a walk over U Bein bridge, the longest teak wood bridge in Myanmar. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the ancient capital of Bagan, one of Asia’s most extraordinary destinations.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 07: Mandalay - Pindaya Caves


Fly to Heho in the Shan state in the morning. Upon arrival, drive to Pindaya to visit the fascinating Pindaya caves with more than 8,000 Buddha images. Later we get to know about the method the local people in Shan state make the umbrellas from cottage material. Overnight in Pindaya.
Accommodation in Pindaya
Meal: Breakfast

Day 08: Inle Lake - Indein ruined temples


Drive to Inle Lake in the morning. Skimming along the waterways in a long-tail boat, catch a first glimpse of floating gardens, stilt houses, and fishermen propelling their skiffs with one leg wrapped around an oar. Visit the infamous Phaung Daw U Pagoda, which enshrines five Buddha images believed to have been carried to this area by the widely-traveled 12thcentury King Alaungsithu then Nga Phe Chaung Monastery or Jumping Cat Monastery in other words. After lunch, we discover the ruined Indein, situated on the southwestern corner of the lake. Here you can wander through a typical lakeside village and observe local people in their daily activities. From the top of old Shwe Inn Dein, an impressive collection of ancient and unrestored Shan style stupas, enjoy a stunning view out across the lake and beyond.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 09: Inle Lake - Yangon


Return to Yangon in the morning. Continue Yangon half day sightseeing to Chauk Htat Gyi pagoda where houses a Colossal Recling Buddha, followed by a visit to local glass blowing and Gem Souvenir Centre and factory. Finally, we pass by at the Bogyoke (Scott) Market with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems store. Overnight in Yangon.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 10: Yangon Departure


Free and leisure until transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast
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Portrait of Burma

Portrait of Burma 12 days, you will fully enjoy the solemnity of Burma ( Myanmar ) - the country of Buddhist temple and Buddha images. Begin with the very first stop Yangon - the former capital of Myanmar - with many Buddhist temples before moving to Mandalay, the Burma's city of culture, Bagan - the real plain of stupas - with thousands of temples, Inle Lake - Shan State's amazing destination, dotted with Pindaya and Monywa cities.

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Tour duration: 12 days 11 nights
Start: Yangon - Finish: Yangon
Tour type: Photo, Cultural
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour Route: Yangon - Mandalay - Monywa - Pakokku - Bagan - Heho - Pindaya - Inle lake
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Day 01 : Yangon Arrival


Upon your arrival in Yangon, you will be transferred to the hotel for check in. Visit Chauk Htat Gyi famed with its giant Reclining Buddha Image, Sule Pagoda, the Mahabandoola Independent Monument. We also spend time studying the normal life of local people, followed by a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered pagoda in throughout Burma - well-known by its golden stupa, dominating skyline of Yangon.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Welcomed dinner

Day 02: Yangon - Mandalay - Amarapura - Ava


Fly to Mandalay - the cultural and the commercial hub of the northern Burma. Visit Mahagundayone Monastery to know more about the daily life of the monks, then UBein Wooden Bridge across Taung Tha Man Lake. Proceed to Ava (Inwa) to do some sightseeing including Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, the hand-made workshop industry producing lacquer alms for Monk. The next destination is Sagaing with Kaung Mu Daw Pagoda (which is the copy of Mahaceti Pagoda in Siri Lanka) and Sagaing Hill. Then drive to Mandalay and check in at the hotel.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Mingun - Mandalay Royal Palace


Board an upstream boat to Mingun. Visit Patohdawgyi Unfinished Pagoda, Mingun Bell, the world's second largest hanging bronze bells and Myatheindan (Hsinbyume) Pagoda. Sail back to Mandalay to visit Mahamuni Image, Zegyo Market.
After lunchtime, we explore the Royal Palace and its nearby attractions, covering Atumahsi Monastery, Shwenandaw Monastery and Kuthodaw which is considerred as the world's largest book of many stone slabs on which is inscribed the whole Buddhist Literature. Admire the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Mandalay - Monywa


Drive to Monywa in the morning. En route we stop in Monywee Kayemon village to visit a blacksmith and a local cottage industry to explore the tactics they make slippers. Visit the cave chambers of Pho Win Daung and Shwe Ba Daung. The Po Win Hills houses a system of nearly 500 sandstone caves, with some 450,000 paintings, statues and carvings.
Accommodation in Monywa
Meal: Breakfast

Day 05: Monywa - Pakokku - Bagan


This morning, we visit the colourful Thanbuddhyi Pagoda which is home to more than 500,000 images of Buddha and the Hiaungdawmu Buddha, the second largest reclining Buddha in Burma. In the afternoon, we enjoy a scenic boat ride along the Irrawaddy River to Bagan, via Pakkoku, the Burma's bustling tobacco trading centre. Arrive at Bagan in the evening.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 06: Bagan Heritages


Bagan is no doubt one of the most impressive sites anywhere in Asia. Begin to visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market, the economic center of Bagan. Local people gather at this bustling market daily, to buy and sell a variety of goods, from fruit and vegetables to clothing, china, and lacquerware. Continue to the gold-plated Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan’s greatest reliquary, built to house relics of the Buddha brought from abroad. From here, drive to the small village of Wetkyi-in to see the wonderful Kubyaukgyi Temple, renowned for its ancient murals then Ananda temple, one of the most reserved monuments in the entire Bagan. Your morning excursion also includes the Htilominlo Temple, which houses four Buddha figures on the ground floor and four more on the first floor. After lunch, continue your exploration of the city’s treasure trove of Buddhist art and architecture.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 07: Bagan Local Life


We spend the second day in Bagan mingle into the normal life of the local as well as exploring the other temples of Bagan which consists of more than 2500 temples and pagodas. This archaeological site brings us to the scared history of ancient Bagan capital with the development of Buddhism including Mahabodhi, Dhammagangyi, Sulamani, Nandamannya, Thatbyinnuy. Enjoy sunset on a cruise along Irrawaddy river.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 08: Bagan - Heho - Pindaya


After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Heho. Drive to Pindaya through the Shan Plateau, through fields of mountain rice. Visit magnificent Pindaya caves set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque lake where thousands ofdifferent types of Buddha images are a display in the various cave chambers, then Shwe U Min Pagoda. Continue visit some local houses where families produce Shan paper and parasols. Overnight in Pindaya.
Accommodation in Pindaya
Meal: Breakfast

Day 09: Pindaya - Phaung Daw Oo pagoda


Drive to Inle Lake after breakfast. Continue on by road to Inle Lake. Skimming along the waterways in a long-tail boat, catch a first glimpse of floating gardens, stilt houses, and fishermen propelling their skiffs with one leg wrapped around an oar. Visit the infamous Phaung Daw U Pagoda, which enshrines five Buddha images believed to have been carried to this area by the widely-traveled 12thcentury King Alaungsithu then Nga Phe Chaung Monastery or Jumping Cat Monastery in other words.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 10: Indein ruined temples


Boating to western part of the lake where we will be encountered by the ruined Indein, situated on the southwestern corner of the lake. Here you can wander through a typical lakeside village and observe local people in their daily activities. From the top of old Shwe Inn Dein, an impressive collection of ancient and unrestored Shan style stupas, enjoy a stunning view out across the lake and beyond.
We then ride our boat to the Nampan and Innpawkhone villages. Here we get an ideal chance to see some traditional cigar making and silk weaving, and hopefully some local fishermen practicing their uniquely distinctive rowing technique.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 11: Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon


Fly back to Yangon in the morning. On the way to hotel, you can pay a visit to Mahapasana Cave (if situation permits) where Sixth Buddhist Synod was held, then Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda) and Karaweik Royal Barge. Free at leisure. Inthe afternoon, we will visit the Sule Pagoda, Chinatown and the downtown area before passing by the Bogyoke Market (Scotts market ) with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems store.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast

Day 12: Yangon departure


Free and leisure until transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast
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Burma Adventure Tour

On this Burma Adventure tour - walk through remote lands and also spend time in the principal highlights of the country. Our trek to remote hilltribes of the Shan state, enjoy a relaxed boat ride to Twante pottery villages, admire the sunset across the temple plains of Bagan, and explore the beautiful setting of Inle Lake.

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Tour duration: 13 days 12 nights
Start: Yangon - Finish: Yangon/Mae Sai
Tour type: Adventure
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour route: Yangon - Twante - Bagan - Sale - Kalaw - Pindaya - Sagar - Kyaing Tong
Price: Contact us

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Day 01: Yangon Arrival


Upon arrival at Yangon airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit the Sule pagoda and the bustling downtown area, taking in the rich colonial architecture and bustling streets and markets. In the afternoon we make our way to the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which is home to a huge Colossal Reclining Buddha and Karaweik Hall, a floating barge on Kandawgyi Lake. The highlight of the day is a visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, the most outstanding and revered Buddhist pagoda in Burma, whose golden stupa dominates the skyline of Yangon. This is also the most ideal spot from which to watch the sunset in Yangon. Return to the hotel for rest and free to discover the city at night.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Welcomed dinner

Day 02: Twante Pottery Villages


Drive overland to Twante town via Hlaing Thar Yar Bridge. This town is famous for beautiful, old-fashioned potteries and kilns. All pottery works are done manually and with high carefulness. Visit the attractions around the town. After lunchtime, take a private boat to Yangon jetty. The boat trip takes around 2 hours via Twante canal. Arrive back in Yangon jetty then being transferred to your hotel.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Yangon - Bagan Temples


This morning, fly to Bagan. This city is no doubt one of the most impressive sites anywhere in Asia. Begin to visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market, the economic center of Bagan. Local people gather at this bustling market daily, to buy and sell a variety of goods, from fruit and vegetables to clothing, china, and lacquerware. Continue to the gold-plated Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan’s greatest reliquary, built to house relics of the Buddha brought from abroad. From here, drive to the small village of Wetkyi-in to see the wonderful Kubyaukgyi Temple, renowned for its ancient murals then Ananda temple, one of the most reserved monuments in the entire Bagan. Your morning excursion also includes the Htilominlo Temple, which houses four Buddha figures on the ground floor and four more on the first floor. After lunch, continue your exploration of the city’s treasure trove of Buddhist art and architecture.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Sale Excursion


This day we venture outside to visit Sale (1.5 hours south of Bagan) which lies on the banks of Irrawaddy river. We can see the beautiful Sale Yoke Sone Monastery with its beautiful wood carvings and motifs then Thar Ta Na Yaung Chi Monastery. Rural life can be seen around town.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 05: Bagan Local Life


After breakfast, arrive in Taung Bi farming village to discover the local life and how to make their rice-noodle. We spend the rest of the day exploring the other temples of Bagan which consists of more than 2500 temples and pagodas. This archaeological site brings us to the scared history of ancient Bagan capital with the development of Buddhism including Mahabodhi, Dhammagangyi, Thatbyinnuy. Enjoy sunset on a cruise along Irrawaddy river.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 06: Mount Popa - Kalaw Overland


Proceed overland to Kalaw, a charming former hill station with pine forests, en route we stop off to visit Mt. Popa, which is regarded as the abode of "Nat" (spirits) culture in Burma. Mt. Popa is an extinct volcano with with its shrines dedicated to animist spirits known as “Nats”. Climb up 777 steps to the shrine at the top to see spectacular views over the Bagan plain and surrounding regions. Continue the journey to Kalaw through the plains and later up into mountains. Arrive then check in the hotel.
Accommodation in Kalaw
Meal: Breakfast

Day 07: Kalaw Trekking


After breakfast, walk to Taung Ni Village (9 km - nearly 3 hours per way) to see the Palaung ethnic people. On the way, we will pass through tea and orange plantations at the Peinnebin Village. Arrive in Taung Ni Village then have lunch at the local house. In the afternoon, we will take around to know about the local life before heading back to Kalaw.
Accommodation in Kalaw
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 08: Kalaw - Pindaya Caves - Inle Lake


Explore the best attractions of this marvellous hill town, including the gold lacquered bamboo Buddha of Nee Paya, the Catholic church of Christ the King before driving to Pindaya to visit the fascinating Pindaya caves with more than 8,000 Buddha images. Later we get to know about the method the local people in Shan state make the umbrellas from cottage material.
In the afternoon continue by car to Inle Lake where our boatman awaits to transfer you to the resort.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 09: Inle Lake Sightseeing


After breakfast, skim along the waterways in a long-tail boat, catch a first glimpse of floating gardens, stilt houses, and fishermen propelling their skiffs with one leg wrapped around an oar. Visit the infamous Phaung Daw U Pagoda, which enshrines five Buddha images believed to have been carried to this area by the widely-traveled 12thcentury King Alaungsithu then Nga Phe Chaung Monastery or Jumping Cat Monastery in other words.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 10: Sagar Exploration


This day we boat to the end of the lake, visiting Sagar village where is administrated by the Pa-O ethnic people. Admire the beauty of the remote village and its ruined stupas that sometimes get flooded in the rainy season and water lilies growing in mass. You also have chance to visit a local rice liquor distillery before returning to your resort.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 11: Inle Lake - Kyaing Tong Trekking


Fly to Kyaing Tong, the capital of Eastern Shan State and the home to the Khun, Akha, Shan, Wa and Lahu ethnic groups. Trek to explore the town and its attractions nearby, including the Naung Tone Lake.
Accommodation in Kyaing Tong
Meal: Breakfast

Day 12: Kyaing Tong Trekking


Get up early in the morning then attend the colourful local market in Kyaing Tong. Return to your hotel for your breakfast.
After breakfast, proceed by car to Loimwe where a number of colonial buildings and a century old Catholic Church exist. Continue your trek to visit to nearby ethnic villages including Ann, Wa, Lahu tribes. Return to Kyaing Tong in the late afternoon.
Accommodation in Kyaing Tong
Meal: Breakfast

Day 13: Kyaing Tong Departure


After breakfast, you will have two options to depart Burma. The first one is to fly back to Yangon for your onward flight. The second one is to drive to Tachileik (160 km - 4 hours) and cross the border bridge to Mae Sai to depart for Thailand.
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast
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Putao Adventure Tour

The itinerary will take you to Putao, one of the most pristine and prominent sites in Burma (Myanmar), doing some adventurous activities from elephant camp, trekking, birding as well as interacting with the ethnic local people.

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Tour duration: 14 days 13 nights
Start: Yangon - Finish: Yangon
Tour type: Adventure
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour route: Yangon - Putao - Upper Shangaung Village – Wasundum - Ziya - Kautaukmyit
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Day 01: Arrive in Yangon


Upon your arrival in Yangon, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see a huge reclining Buddha image, the Shwedagon Pagoda - one of the world's most spectacular monuments. Enjoy sunset at Pagoda. Drive back to hotel and leisure.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Welcomed dinner

Day 02: Yangon – Fly to Putao


Transfer to the Yangon airport for domestic flight to Putao. Upon arrival, we will transfer you to Putao Trekking Guest house. After refreshment, proceed to Mulashidi to enjoy scenic beauty of suspension bridge over creek. Dinner at local restaurant.
Accommodation in Putao
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Putao – Upper Shangaung Village – Wasundum


After breakfast, visit the attractive Putao market with its colourful local tribes such as Rawan, Lisu Kachin. After that, depart by jeep to upper Shangaung (16 km, approx 1 hour). This village houses both Lisu and Rawan tribes. Enjoy some treks to Wasundum village (19 km, approx 6 hours) through Mt. Shangaung at approx 4600 feet (1400 meters) by the shoulder of Mt. Slimatdin 6000 feet (1830 meters). The first day is a good test for this trek, as we have to ascend to 4600 feet (1400 meters) and then descend back to 3000 feet (914 meters) with a distance of 12 miles. Wasundum is a small Rawan village situates by Namlan creek. Have a picnic lunch on the way and dinner will be served with delicious local style.
Accommodation in Putao
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Wasang Dam - Ziya Village


After breakfast leave the village for Ziyadum. First cross Namro Creek to Awadum village (6.4 km, approx 2 hours). Awadum village is mainly inhabited by Lisu tribe and separate in to two by a large paddy field. Here we cross a suspension bridge that span Namlang creek to Kalang (Rawan tribe). On a sunny day, we will find blazing Mt. Phonyin Razi just a hand reach away. After a short lunch stop continue to Ziyadum (5.6 km, approx 2 hours) through deeper evergreen forest. Ziyadum, situate at an altitude of 3440 feet (1050 meters) is the most northwestern and last frontier village in the Putao region, mainly inhabited by Rawan tribe. There will be plenty of time to settle down once we arrive at Ziyadum. It is recommended to visit Ziya creek for a fantastic sunset view with blazing Snow Mountains in the west which spark in to steady flowing Ziya creek. A pre dinner cocktail will be served over a bonfire on the deck that overview Ziya creek.
Accommodation in Putao
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Ziya - Chaung Sone Village


After breakfast, proceed to Chaung Sone by trekking and hiking (10-mile). Lunch will be served on the way. In the evening, arrive at Chaung Sone. Dinner and free at the leisure.
Accommodation in Putao
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Chaung Sone - Kautaukmyit


After breakfast, proceed to trek and hike to Kautaukmyit camp (7-mile). Lunch will be served on the way.
Accommodation in Putao
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Kautaukmyit - Base Camp


Breakfast at Kautaukmyit; proceed to the base camp (8-miles). Lunch will be served on the way. After trekking and hiking about 8 miles, stay for one night at the base camp.
Accommodation in Putao
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Base Camp and environs


Breakfast at the base camp, stroll around the base camp. Lunch will be served at the base camp then trekking to the surroundings of the base camp. Dinner and overnight stay at base camp.
Accommodation in Putao
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Base Camp - Chaung Sone


Early breakfast at the base camp; come back to Chaung Sone by trekking and hiking (15-miles). Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight stay at Chaung Sone.
Accommodation in Putao
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Chaung Sone - Khalang


Breakfast at Chaung Sone; proceed to Khalang by trekking and hiking (14-miles). Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight stay at Kalang.
Accommodation in Putao
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Khalang-Wanglai Dam


Breakfast at Khalang; proceed to Wanglai Dam by trekking (8-mile). Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight stay at Wanglai Dam.
Accommodation in Putao
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Wanglai - Upper Sangong – Putao


After breakfast, trekking to upper Sangong. Lunch will be served on the way. After trekking from Wanglai Dam to Upper Sangong, drive to Putao by our tour car (22-miles). Dinner at restaurant and overnight stay at hotel in Putao.
Accommodation in Putao
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Putao – Return to Yangon


Breakfast at hotel, stroll in Putao and visit local morning market. And then check-out from hotel and transfer to Putao Airport for domestic flight to Yangon.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast

Day 14: Yangon Departure


Free until transfer to the airport for the flight back home.
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast

 
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Thứ Hai, 30 tháng 12, 2013

Call of Irrawaddy

The Call of Irrawaddy River Tour was proposed to share Burma's charming reminders of colonial time and thousands of well-preserved pagodas with the world. Traveling overland, by air and on water; you will discover why the beautiful country is often dubbed the Golden Land. Cruise journey on Burma’s Ayeyarwaddy River will be one of your life’s great travel experiences.

Call of Irrawaddy Photos Gallery

Tour Duration: 10 days 09 nights
Start: Yangon - Finish: Yangon
Tour Type: Cruise, Luxury
Tour Operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity Level: Moderate
Tour Route: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Pindaya - Inle Lake
Price: Contact us

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Day 1: Yangon


Upon arrival at Yangon airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit the Sule pagoda and the bustling downtown area, taking in the rich colonial architecture and bustling streets and markets. In the afternoon we make our way to the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which is home to a huge Colossal Reclining Buddha. The highlight of the day is a visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, the most outstanding and revered Buddhist pagoda in Burma, whose golden stupa dominates the skyline of Yangon. This is also the most ideal spot from which to watch the sunset in Yangon. Return to the hotel for rest and free to discover the city at night.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Welcomed dinner

Day 2: Yangon – Bagan Temples


Fly to Bagan. Begin your tour today with the visit to the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market, the economic center of Bagan. Local people gather at this bustling market daily, to buy and sell a variety of goods, from fruit and vegetables to clothing, china, and lacquerware. Continue to the gold-plated Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan’s greatest reliquary, built to house relics of the Buddha brought from abroad. From here, drive to the small village of Wetkyi-in to see the wonderful Kubyaukgyi Temple, renowned for its ancient murals, Ananda temple, one of the most well-preserved monuments in entire Bagan. Your morning excursion also includes the Htilominlo Temple, which houses four Buddha figures on the ground floor and four more on the first floor. After lunch, continue your exploration of the city’s treasure trove of Buddhist art and architecture then a visit to the lacquarware factory. The highlight of this day is the sunset from the second highest temple the Shwenandaw.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Balloon Ride - Cruise to Mandalay


Get up early in the morning then admire the beauty of Bagan from space when you float on a Balloon Ride. After that, being transferred to Gawwein Jetty to embark on a charming cruise, going upstream to Mandalay. As the cruise makes its way to Mandalay, you can see the myriad of spectacular scenes along the river. In the late afternoon, we stop off way to visit a local village then discover the local life. The delicious dinner will be served onboard, added with a dance and drama performance.
Accommodation on board
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Cruise to Mandalay


This day we halt enroute to visit Yandabo Pottery village to see the pottery making process at various stages. Yandabo is the place where the Peace Yandabo Treaty was signed between the British and Royal Burmese House-hold of Ava. Moor overnight at the Ywar Thit Gyi or Pauk Myaing Pauk Taw village nearby, a few miles away from Ava Bridge.
Accommodation on board
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Mandalay Sightseeing


Get up early in the morning to admire the sunrise on the river. The cruise will disembark at Sagaing Jetty (Thursday only) or Gawwein jetty (Sunday Only) at around 09.30/10.00 hrs. The highlights of this day include Mahamuni Image Pagoda. After lunchtime, we will continues with another visit to the Imperial Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery which is well known for its exquisite wood carvings, followed by Atumashi Monastery and Kuthodaw pagoda - the world’s largest book with its 729 slabs of Marble engrave with Buddha scriptures. The evening ends with a stunning view treated at Mandalay Hill.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 06: Maymyo (Pyin Oo Lwin) Excursion


Leave Mandalay for Maymyo, the former British hill station, now called Pyin Oo Lwin, after a scenic two-hour drive. You will find out many reminders of the colonial era still present now in Pyin Oo Lwin, including brick and timber houses. Lay back on a leisurely traditional horse and carriage ride through the town and walk around to see the beautiful recently renovated Botanical Gardens. You also have chance to visit the local market in the center of the town near to the clock tower. After lunchtime, we will pay a visit to Peik Chin Myaung Cave, followed by a stop at a winemaking workshop before returning by road to Mandalay.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 07: Mandalay – Pindaya Caves - Nyaungshwe


Fly to Heho in the Shan state in the morning. Upon arrival, drive to Pindaya to visit the fascinating Pindaya caves with more than 8,000 Buddha images. Later we get to know about the method the local people in Shan state make the umbrellas from cottage material. Overnight in Pindaya. A scenic drive takes you to Nyaungshwe where you take a 30-minute private boat to the hotel. Overnight in Inle Lake
Accommodation in Pindaya
Meal: Breakfast

Day 08: Inle Lake - Indein


Skimming along the waterways in a long-tail boat, catch a first glimpse of floating gardens, stilt houses, and fishermen propelling their skiffs with one leg wrapped around an oar. Visit the infamous Phaung Daw U Pagoda, which enshrines five Buddha images believed to have been carried to this area by the widely-traveled 12thcentury King Alaungsithu. After lunch, we discover the ruined Indein, situated on the southwestern corner of the lake. Here you can wander through a typical lakeside village and observe local people in their daily activities. From the top of old Shwe Inn Dein, an impressive collection of ancient and unrestored Shan style stupas, enjoy a stunning view out across the lake and beyond.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 09: Inle – Yangon


Return to Yangon then continue to visit Botahtaung Pagoda and the busy 79-year old Scott market with its large collection of local handicrafts, souvenirs and other items. If time permits, we will visit the White Jade Buddha temple which houses the largest marble statue in the world weighing 500 tons. Free at leisure.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast

Day 10: Yangon Departure


Taking your flight back home with impressive memory of Burma.
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast

 
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Thứ Bảy, 21 tháng 12, 2013

Burma Photography Tour

Burma photography tour - this trip is designed to ensure that you see the highlights at the appropriate time of day to get the best possible images. The emphasis will always be on getting ‘out and about’, taking great photos.  Local photographer will always be on hand for advice, tips and  he will open the doors to get you close to the locals and the real Burma ( Myanmar ). This trip will be so full of photo opportunities that it will be hard to return home without a magnificent set of pictures.

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Tour duration: 12 days 11 nights
Start: Yangon - Finish: Yangon
Tour type: Photo, Classic
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour route: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Heho - Taunggyi - Kakku
Price: Contact us!
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Day 01: Yangon Arrival


Upon arrival at Yangon airport, you will own arrange the transfer to your hotel. Visit the huge Reclining Buddha Statue at the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, followed by a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda - one of the world's most spectacular monuments. You can enjoy the beautiful sunset at the pagoda and take the best photos. Return to the hotel for rest and free to discover the city at night.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Welcomed dinner
Photo themes: Shwedagon pagoda, Reclining Chauk Htat Gyi pagoda, street-life, architecture, Yangon City at night.

Day 02: Yangon - Bagan Heritages


This morning, fly to Bagan. Begin to visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market, the economic center of Bagan. Local people gather at this bustling market daily, to buy and sell a variety of goods, from fruit and vegetables to clothing, china, and lacquerware. Continue to the gold-plated Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan’s greatest reliquary, built to house relics of the Buddha brought from abroad. From here, drive to the small village of Wetkyi-in to see the wonderful Kubyaukgyi Temple, renowned for its ancient murals. Your morning excursion also includes the Htilominlo Temple, which houses four Buddha figures on the ground floor and four more on the first floor. After lunch, continue your exploration of the city’s treasure trove of Buddhist art and architecture.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Sunrise, temples, pagodas, architecture, ‘on the road’.

Day 03: Balloon Ride - Bagan Local Life


Admire the beauty of Bagan from the space when floating on Balloon Ride. Spend the remainder of the day continuing to explore Bagan which consists of more than 2500 temples and pagodas and mingle with the daily life of the locals. This archaeological site brings us to the scared history of ancient Bagan capital with the development of Buddhism. Visit archaeological museum. As we travel further into the land of temple spires, Gawdamgangyi, and Manuha, Kaweyai villages. We continue to visit the lacquarware factory in the afternoon.
The highlight of this day is the sunset from the second highest temple the Shwenandaw. Enjoy a traditional puppet show at your hotel.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Bagan from space, village life, architecture, sunset view at Shwesandaw pagoda.

Day 04: Mt. Popa Excursion


Head southeast to Mt. Popa in the morning. Mt. Popa is well-known as a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honored by some Burmese people and the nat museum, which is home to 37 life-size nat statues sculpted from teak. Hike up for 777 steps to the summit for an exotic scene throughout the Bagan plain. Enjoy lunch in the restaurant with a stunning panoramic view to the Popa summit that stands straight from the central plain. Back to Bagan for a sunset boat cruise, on the way stop at a cottage industry village to learn the local product as well as to see the collection of juice made from the palm trees, and its conversed type to brown sugar.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Mount Popa, landscapes, ‘on the road’.

Day 05: Bagan – Mandalay – Mingun – Royal Palace


Depart Bagan for Mandalay by air in the morning. Start your sightseeing today with a boat ride upstream to Mingun, home to Uncomplete Wall, Sandamuni pagoda, Hsinbyume and Mingun ringing bell. Our local expert will be pleased to introduce you the life of people who live on the banks of Irrawaddy river. After lunch, we will discover the royal Mandalay vestiges and relics covering Mahamuni Image, Imperial Palace, Golden Palace Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda also known as the world biggest book. The highlight of this day is the panoramic sunset from the peak of Mandalay Hill. Free to discover the Mandalay night market.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Ruined temples, riverlife, Mingun Bell, Royal Palace.

Day 06: Sagaing – Ava – Amarapura


This day we will travel outside of the city to the Buddha land of Sagaing. This religion hub is responsible for entire education for monks with different level in Burma. After visiting Sagaing University, we will continue to visit Buddha Cave and U Min Thonze Pagoda, Soon U Pon Nya Shin Pagoda, Tupayon temple where you can enjoy the great panoramic view of Mandalay. In the afternoon, we will travel to Ava, Amarapura to discover the Maha Aungmye Bonzan, Gabaya Monastery, Leaning Nam Myint Tower and the nearby attractions. Enjoy a walk over U Bein bridge, the longest teak wood bridge in Burma (Myanmar).
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: River life, ruined temples, U-bein bridge, Ava Maha Aungmye Bonzan.

Day 07: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Nyaungshwe


Early morning drive to the airport for the flight to Heho. Upon arrival, enjoy a scenic drive to Pindaya. This mountainous area is famous for its cave which is full of Buddha statues. As you travel further into Shan state, you will encounter different ethnic minorities. Take a breathtaking walk to visit local villages, experience the way local people plan tea, rice, flowers. We then continue the trip with 2 hour drive to Nyang Shwe town then check in the resort. Free at leisure.
Accommodation in Nyaungshwe
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Pindaya Cave, handicraft industries, lake life, landscapes of Shan State.

Day 08: Nyaungshwe – Taunggyi – Kakku – Inle Lake


This day you will have a very interesting visit to Taunggyi and Kakku. On the way you can visit Shwe Yan Pyay in Nyaungshwe. After 1 and a half, you will reach Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State then visit the local market. Continue to Kakku, the non-touristic attraction with many stupas of Myanmar and Shan style located harmoniously. Return to Inle Lake. On the way back to Inle Lake, you can visit the Htan Cave which is a small copy of Pindaya and Indein.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Tanggyi ethnic market, Kakku, landscapes of Shan State, ‘on the road’

Day 09: Inle Lake - Indein ruined temples


Skimming along the waterways in a long-tail boat, catch a first glimpse of floating gardens, stilt houses, and fishermen propelling their skiffs with one leg wrapped around an oar. Visit the infamous Phaung Daw U Pagoda, which enshrines five Buddha images believed to have been carried to this area by the widely-traveled 12thcentury King Alaungsithu then Nga Phe Chaung Monastery or Jumping Cat Monastery in other words. After lunch, we discover the ruined Indein, situated on the southwestern corner of the lake. Here you can wander through a typical lakeside village and observe local people in their daily activities. From the top of old Shwe Inn Dein, an impressive collection of ancient and unrestored Shan style stupas, enjoy a stunning view out across the lake and beyond.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Intha fishermen, lake life, ruined city of Indein, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Jumping Cat Monastery

Day 10: Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach


Flight from Heho Airport to Thandwe. Transfer from Thandwe Airport to Ngapali Beach would take 10 minute drive. Here, in the Bay of Bengal is the beautiful Ngapali beach with its charming fishing village and coconut trees. Overnight at Ngapali.
Accommodation in Ngapali
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Ngapali Beach, surroundings.

Day 11: Ngapali Beach – Yangon


Take a flight returning to Yangon. Free at leisure.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Yangon

Day 12: Yangon Departure


Rest and unwind then take your flight back home with impressive memory of Burma (Myanmar).
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast

 
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Thứ Sáu, 13 tháng 12, 2013

Temptation of Burma

A beautiful discovery of Burma ( Myanmar ) with full sights and sounds. From stunning temples to ancient capitals, from lush Inle Lake to relaxing Ngapali beach, from smiling Thanakha welcomes to rustic local villages and colonial heritages, the tour exposes the most impressive parts of Burma.

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Tour length: 12 days / 11 nights
Tour type: Classic tour
Visiting sites: Yangon, Inle Lake, Sagar, Mandalay, Pyn Oo Lwin, Bagan, Popa
Price: from $ 1.900 / person applied for private tour of 2 people
Physical level: easy sightseeing

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Day 1 Arrival in Yangon


Welcome to the golden land of Burma !
As you arrive in Yangon airport, our tour guide and driver will meet and greet you for your hotel transfer. Join us for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Accommodation: Yangon Hotel
Meal: Welcome dinner

Day 2 Yangon city tour


After breakfast, we start exploring the centre of Yangon with a guided walk through colonial buildings, Emmanuel Church, Sule Pagoda and enjoy a styled high tea in Strand hotel or mingle with local in the traditional Burmese tea shop.
In the afternoon, we continue your sightseeing from Chautatkhgyi pagoda, famed for the biggest reclining Buddha statue in Myanmar, followed by a pleasant walk in royal place where you will admire Karaweik Palace and the green park of Kandawgyi. The best part of this day is to capture Shwedagon pagoda, the biggest religious site, stuffed with gold, diamonds and scared Buddha stories.
Accommodation: Yangon Hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 3 Yangon – Inle Lake sightseeing


This morning, we board a flight to Heho, you will enjoy a scenic drive to Nyang Shwe from where you will embark on a beautiful boat trip to explore the life of Intha people whose image exposes vividly through one leg rower.
Your time will be spent on exploring the traditional work of making boat, weaving silk, black smith and making cigar in Inle Lake. The boat will take you through different lush floating vegetation and get to know the local life.
Accommodation: Inle Lake Hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 4 Inle Lake - Sagar - Inle lake


Located on the southern bank of Inle, Sagar is home to the beautiful pagoda ruins which are unlike the rest of stupas or moments in Inle. These floating ruins along with scenic landscapes of Inle will make your travel today very enjoyable. On the way back, you are invited to visit some fishing village on the bank of Inle.
Return to your resort by boat.
Accommodation: Inle Lake hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 5  Inle Lake – Indein Market & Village - Mandalay


We leave your resort this morning by boat to reach the rotating market of Indein which attracts different hill tribes in Shan State including Pa-O, Padaung, Intha people who come to the market in their traditional customs. Your guide will will demonstrate the uniqueness of Indein goods which are exposed in the fair.
After the market, we proceed to Indein ruin, the most famous site to experience the highlights of regional Buddhism then visit Pa O villages. Heading back to Heho for the flight to Mandalay.
Accommodation: Mandalay Hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 6 Mandalay – Mingun – Royal Palace


Start your sightseeing today with a board ride upstream to Mingun, home to Uncomplete Wall,Sandamuni pagoda and Mingun ringing bell. Our local expert will be pleased to introduce you the life ofpeople who live on the banks of Irrawaddy river.
In the afternoon, we will discover the royal Mandalay vestiges and relics covering imperial Palace, GoldenPalace Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda also known as the world biggest book.The highlight of this day is the panoramic sunset from the peak of Mandalay Hill
Accommodation: Mandalay Hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 7 Mandalay ancient capitals


Venture outside the city to the Buddha land of Sagaing. This religion hub presents the education formonks with different level. After visiting Sagaing University, we will proceed to visit Buddha cave andKaunghmudaw Paya, Tupayon temple where you can enjoy the great view of Mandalay.This after noon we will travel to Amarapura to discover the Maha Ganayon Kyaung lake and the nearbymonastery. Enjoy a walk over U Bein bridge, the longest teak wood bridge in Myanmar.
Accommodation: Mandalay Hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 8 Mandalay – Pyn Oo Lwin – Bagan


Take a scenic drive to Pyin Oo Lwin, the former British hill station of Maymyo. Visit local market and many reminders of typical brick and timber British houses and gardens. Continue to visit Botanical garden.
In the afternoon, enjoy a horse-cart ride through beautifully-landscaped gardens and the town. Our guide will introduce you the history and culture of Pyin Oo Lwin. Return to Mandalay for the flight to Bagan. Transfer to your hotel for leisure
Accommodation: Bagan Hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 9 Bagan sightseeing


Enjoy your full day discovering the highlights of Bagan which consists of more than 2500 temples andpagodas. This archaeological site brings us to the scared history of ancient Bagan capital with thedevelopment of Buddhism.As we travel further into the land of temple spires, Htilomino, Gawdamgangyi, Ananda and Shwezigontemples will attract your sense of curiosity with a profound impression.The highlight of this day is the sunset from the second highest temple the Shwenandaw.
Accommodation: Bagan hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 10 Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan


Leave Bagan in the morning for a drive to Popa where you will have chance to behold the stunning panoramic mountain view and see the impressive site of Popa Kalat, known as te most sacred site for meditation in Myanmar.
On the way back, we visit some Bagan lacquer centre where people produce the best lacquer items. Enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise on Irrawaddy river.
Accommodation: Bagan hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 11 Bagan- Yangon


The day is left free for your own discovery of Bagan. Our guide will be available to suggest you some ideas of sightseeing if you prefer.
In late afternoon, we fly back to Yangon. Transfer to your hotel>
Accommodation: Yangon hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 12 Yangon Departure


Visit Scott market or Marble Buddha pagoda before you leave Yangon for your departure flight.
Accommodation: not available
Meal: breakfast

 

INCLUSION & EXCLUSION


Tour included:
- Myanmar Visa Arrangement
- All hotel rooms as mentioned in the itinerary
- All domestic flights as mentioned
- Meals as mentioned ( you can add meals if you prefer)
- English speaking tour guide ( other language, please contact us)
- Entrance fees and zone fees
- Boat trips as mentioned

Tour excluded:
- Meals not mentioned
- Drinks and personal expenses

To book this trip, please contact us or email to info@seawander.asia
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