(for Pagoda Tours 2 & 3 these are a part of this itinerary)
Day 1: arrive Yangon in morning and transfer to hotel; all day tour of Yangon including the National Museum, the Botataung Paya on the Yangon River and the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. In the evening dinner with magnificent cultural show at Karaweik floating restaurant on Kandawgyi Lake. Overnight Yangon
Day 2: morning tour Yangon including Bo-Ka-Lay Market, the White Elephants at Min-Da-Ma hill and Kyauk-Taw-Gyi Pagoda which houses the largest marble Buddha Image in Myanmar. Fly to Sittwe at mid-day and upon arrival transfer to your express boat to Mrauk U with lunch on board. Arrive Mrauk U and transfer to your hotel. Overnight Mrauk U.
Day 3: after breakfast visit Shittaung Temple, Anndaw Thein Temple, Htukkan Thein Ordination Hall, Yadar Nar Phone Pagoda, Lay Mya Nar Temple, Laung Bom Bruak Pagoda, Annaw Mar Pagoda and Pick Taket Tick library. After lunch visit the Archeological Museum, the old palace site, Sykya Manaung Pagoda, Koe Thaung Temple, Paysee Pagoda, Pyaya Ook Pagoda, Zee Nar Manaung Pagoda, Lack Say Kan Lake and Bandoo Hla Monastery. See the sunset at Shwe Gou Taung Hill and overnight at Mrauk-U.
Day 4: morning join your express boat to Sittwe and your onward flight to Yangon. Overnight Yangon.
Day 5: depart for Bagan early morning followed by all day tour of 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 6: 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 7: morning fly to Mandalay. En-route to your hotel in Mandalay drive to Amarapura to see silk weaving workshops and U Bein bridge, the longest teakwood bridge in the world; then on to Sagaing to see the beautiful Pagodas. After checking in to your hotel visit the famous Maha Muni Pagoda and the many craft workshops - Mandalay is the centre of craft industry in Myanmar. Overnight Mandalay
Day 8: morning take a leisurely
boat ride across the Ayeyawady River 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 Innwa (Ava), the World's biggest book
and Hman Kyaung ("Glass Hall Monastery"). Evening see the sunset from Mandalay
Hill. Overnight Mandalay.
Day 11: morning depart Pindaya for flight to Yangon; upon arrival in Yangon drive to Kyaiktiyo via Bago (Pegu) - on the way visit the Taukkyan War Memortial which pays tribute to 27,000 allied soldiers who perished during World War 2. In Bago visit the Shwethalyaung Reclining Buddha ( circa 994 AD)measuring 55 metres long and the Shwemawdaw Paya towering 114 metres, After lunch continue to Kyaiktiyo. Overnight Kyaiktiyo
Day 12 - morning visit the famous Golden Rock Pagoda and then return to Yangon via Bago. In Bago 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 13: free and easy Yangon; international departures