Myanmar 20D/19N
War Memorial Tour

Yangon * Bago * Kyaiktiyo * Pyay * Bagan * Mount Popa * Mandalay
Innwa (Ava) * Sagaing * Mingun * Amarapura * Inle Lake * Kalaw * Pindaya
 Moulmein * Thanbyuzyat War Memorial * Htaukyant War Memorial * Yangon War Memorial

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Yangon, Bago, Bagan, Mandalay, Sagaing, Mingun, Amarapura

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Day 1: arrive Yangon in evening and transfer to hotel.  Overnight Yangon

Day 2: all day tour of Yangon including Bo Ka Lay Market, the Gems Museum, the National Museum and the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Complimentary Cultural Show with buffet dinner in the evening. Overnight Yangon

Day 3: morning visit the Yangon War Memorial and then drive to Thanlyin the old Portuguese settlement and on the way visit the National Races Village. Overnight Yangon

Day 4: morning depart for Pyay (Prome) by car and on the way visit the Htaukkyant War Memorial which pays tribute to 27,000 allied soldiers who perished during World War 2. Then continue to Pyay and visit the Shwemyetman Paya.  Overnight Pyay

Day 5:all day touring Pyay including a visit to Sri Ksetra the ancient city of the Pyu peoples dating back to at least the 5th century AD. Take the overnight train to Bagan in the evening ~ Bagan can be called one of the Wonders of the World having over 2,000 Pagodas dating back to the eleventh century. Overnight Train

Day 6: arrive Bagan in the morning and all day tour Bagan including visits to Nyaung-U market; Shwezigon Paya which was started by King Anawrahta and completed by King Kyansittha; Kyansittha Umin Paya built into a cliff face; Gubyaukgyi Paya in Wetgyi Inn Village built in the 13th century and with fine stuccowork on the exterior walls; Htilominlo temple from 12th century and Upali Thein Ordination Hall named after a famous Monk called Upali. Afternoon visit the Bagan Museum; Gawdawpalin Pahto one of the largest of Bagan's Temples; Ananda Patho with four 9.5 meter Buddha Images and four 10.6 meter high teakwood gates; lacquerware workshops; and see the sunset from the upper terrace of Shwesandaw Paya which was the first Stupa built in Myanmar. Overnight Bagan.

Day 7: all day tour of Bagan; morning visit the famous Izagonna temple famous for paintings and from where you can see a panoramic view of the Bagan area; Toyoke Pay temple (13th century); Payathonzu temple which is famous for mural paintings from the 13th century. Also visit Phwasaw village, Dhamarazika Stupa (12th century) the largest Pentagonal Stupa in Bagan. After lunch visit Manuha Temple (end of 11th century) and Nanphaya Temple dating from the early 12th century to see one of the best stone carvings of Hindugod Bramin; Gubyauk gyi Temple (early 12 century) in Myinkapar village which was preserved by UNESCO about 20 years ago and which has beautiful colourful paintings; Mingalar Zedi the last of the Payas to be built before the decline of the Bagan Era; Dhamayangyi Temple; Shwegugyi temple from 12th century. Late afternoon take a sunset cruise by from boat from Pyathatgyi Temple. Overnight Bagan

Day 8: depart Bagan in morning for the drive through the beautiful dry zone to Mandalay via Mount Popa, home of the Nats; and see U Bein bridge, the longest teakwood bridge in the world. ALT take ferry to Mandalay. Overnight Mandalay

Day 9: all day Mandalay and district: morning visit the Maha Muni Pagoda; stone carving and tapestry workshops, a silk weaving factory in Amarapura and Sagaing Hill. In the afternoon take a short boat ride to Innwa ("Ava") and then a buggy to visit this old Capital. Overnight Mandalay.

Day 10: morning take a leisurely boat ride across the Ayeyawady to Mingun and see the world's largest ringing bell cast in 1808, the massive unfinished Mingun Paya and the wonderful Mingun Buddhist Home for the Aged founded in 1915; then on to the Mya Thein Dan Zedi before returning to Mandalay. In the afternoon visit the Mandalay Palace, the World's biggest book and Hman Kyaung ("Glass Hall Monastery"). Evening see the sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight Mandalay

Day 11: morning drive to Pindaya through the beautiful unspoilt countryside via Ywangban and Myogyi. Upon arrival in Pindaya visit the famous Pindaya Caves with over 8,000 Buddha Images. Overnight Pindaya.

Day 12: morning drive to Inle Lake via Kalaw. Transfer to your hotel and visit Nam Pan Market, In Paw Khone Village the floating gardens and the famous Nga Phe Kyaung or "Jumping Cat" Monastery. Overnight Inle Lake.

Day 13: all day touring Inle Lake including some light trekking to Indein. Visit Ywama village to see the silversmiths, goldsmiths and weaving workshops and Phaung Daw U Kyaung, the holiest religious site in the Southern Shan State.. Overnight Inle Lake

Day 14: morning depart Inle Lake for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival in Yangon drive to Kyaikto and overnight at Mountain View Hotel & Resort at the foot of Mount Kyaikhtiyo

Day 15: morning drive to Moulmein (Mawlamyine) via Suvannabumi (Thaton) and Martaban (Moattama). In Thaton visit the Shwe Zayan Pagoda which was built in the early period of the Mon; the standing Buddha is similar to the famous Dvaravati-Buddha in Thailand. Arrive Mawlamyine ("Moulmein") in the afternoon and walk around this old Capital and visit the Mahamuni Pagoda, the Mon State National Museum and the Kyaikthanlan Pagoda which was immortalised in Kipling's poem "Mandalay". Overnight Moulmein

Day 16: morning drive to Thanbyuzyat the Burma end of the infamous Thai-Burma "Death Railway". See a locomotive and a small piece of track still remaining. Continue to the beautifully maintained Allied War Cemetery. Return to Moulmein via Setse beach, where lunch is served, and the Mudon hand-weaving workshops. Overnight Moulmein

Day 17: morning depart Moulmein by boat for the rarely-visited Hpa-An the capital of the Kayin State and see the striking Mount Zwegabin near to this quaint town. Continue on to Thaton and see the Bayintyni Caves and then continue to the Mountain View Hotel & Resort near Kyaikto at the foot of Mount Kyaikhtiyo and overnight

Day 18: morning depart Kyaikto for Yangon via Bago and in Bago visit the Shwethalyaung Reclining Buddha (circa 994 AD) measuring 55 metres long and the Shwemawdaw Paya towering 114 metres. After lunch visit the Mahazedi Paya originally built by King Bayinnaung, subsequently destroyed by an earthquake in 1930 and finally rebuilt in 1982; the Kaik Pun Paya built in 1476 and where stand four 30-metre high Buddha Images. Overnight Yangon

Day 19: all day free and easy for shopping in Yangon. Overnight Yangon

Day 20: morning transfer to airport for your international departure