arrive Yangon in morning and transfer to hotel; afternoon visits
include the Gems Museum, the Myanmar Gallery of Contemporary
Arts and the Shwedagon Pagoda. In the evening dinner with
magnificent cultural show at Karaweik floating restaurant on
Day 2: tour of Yangon visiting
the famous Scotts Market
and the National Museum. Also visit the White Elephants
at Min-Da-Ma hill,
Pagoda which houses the largest marble Buddha Image in Myanmar.
In the late afternoon visit the Botataung Paya on the Yangon
Fly to Mandalay in morning and visit the Maha Muni Pagoda;
stone carving and tapestry workshops, a silk weaving factory in
Amarapura and the magnificent Pagodas on Sagaing Hill. Overnight
take a short boat ride to Innwa ("Ava") and then a buggy to
visit this old Capital. 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.
drive through the beautiful dry zone to Bagan via U Bein bridge,
the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Short afternoon tour
of Bagan. Overnight Bagan
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.
morning depart Bagan for drive to Pyay (Prome) via Mount Popa
nature reserve and Magwe: on the way visit the Shwemyetman Paya.
visit Sri Ksetra the ancient city of the Pyu peoples dating back
to at least the 5th century AD and take a trip on Ayeyawady
see the Buddha Images carved into the river bank. Overnight Pyay
early morning depart Pyay and drive through the beautiful
Rakhine Yoma (mountain range) to Ngapali Beach. Overnight
Ngapali after indulging in delicious fresh seafood
Day 10 to
Day ???: after relaxing on the beach for as many days as you
want take a 45 minute flight back to Yangon for international