Myanmar Mystery with Golden Rock 14D13N

Brief itinerary: Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo - Yangon - Bagan - Mt. Popa - Pakokku - Sagaing - Mandalay - Amarapura - Ava -Mingun - Heho / Inle Lake
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1.840  Grade A  14 days 13 nights
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Day 1: Yangon Arrival (D)
Arrive Yangon and transfer to hotel. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is an relatively quiet and very charming city. The impressive colonial and spiritual atmosphere makes Yangon one of the most fascinating and authentic capitals in Southeast Asia. Check-in at the hotel. After lunch city tour for first orientation. Visit the Sule Pagoda, the Mahabandoola Park and the bustling China Town. Then you will visit a small tea shop with a tasting. This Tea are very typical of the country - friends, families and business people meet here. The preparation of the beverage is worth seeing. Enjoy the sunset from the terrace on the Royal Lake Garden overlooking the Karaweik Hall, the Royal barge on the Royal Lake. You will receive a rich welcome dinner with cultural outlook.
Overnight in Yangon
Day 2: Yangon - Golden Rock (B)
In the morning your driver awaits from the hotel, to bring them to the Golden Rock of Kyaikhtiyo. Passing an impressive soldiers cemetery from the Second World War, which is 80 kilometers away Bago is reached about two hours later. Here you visit the market of the former Mon capital that Kyaikpun Pagoda with its four seated back to back Buddhas, the great Kyakhet Wine monastery and Shwe Mawdaw pagoda with its 114 meters Stupa as the highest in the country. As most beautiful reclining Buddha of Myanmar, however valid the one who is the Shwethalyaung pagoda of Bago. After his visit, you'll travel to the base camp Kinpun from which it comes on the back of a high-powered trucks to the Golden Rock of Kyaikthtiyo up. The last 600 meters, however, have to be overcome on foot (about 45 minutes) on the pilgrimage route.
Overnight in Kyaikhtiyo (B)
Day 3: Kyaikhtiyo - Yangon (B)
Enjoy the sunrise and the unique, morning atmosphere in this sanctuary, which is the most important pilgrimage site in Myanmar. According to a legend of over a precipice hanging gilded granite boulder from a single hair of Buddha is kept in balance. Later you take the approximately five-hour drive back to Yangon, where you arrive in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Yangon (B)
Day 4: Yangon City Tour (B)
After breakfast, visit the National Museum with the jeweled lion throne of Kings Mindon and Thibaw. They were to mid-19th century. The last king of the Kingdom of Myanmar. Visit the Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda with a 70m long reclining Buddha. Then you have some free time for shopping at Bogyoke Market, formerly Scott's Market. The Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most spectacular religious buildings in the world. The pagoda was built from 11 tons of pure gold and 4,350 diamonds, which have 1800 carats. At sunset, it offers visitors a spectacular show of light and shadow. Overnight in Yangon (B)
Day 5: Yangon - Bagan (Flight) (B)
K7-262 Air KBZ @ 0630-0750
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Bagan. Visit the colorful Nyaung Oo Market, the Shwezigon Pagoda, the golden stupas and a cave temple with exceptional murals. In the afternoon you get to know the traditional lacquerware, a very popular craft in Myanmar. After that tour of Ananda, a temple with four impressive standing Buddha images. Overnight in Bagan (B)
Day 6: Bagan (B)
After breakfast today leads a very interesting day program through the "wonders of Bagan". Visit the Thagyar Pone, a temple from which you have a spectacular view of the Temple the world on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River, after the Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece. In the village Myinkaba look at the Gubyaukgyi Temple, known for murals inside and artful ornaments outdoors. Nearby are the Temple Manuha and Nan Paya, two small plants with beautiful Buddha statues and stone carvings. When a small craft excursion you will get to know the culture of the local people closer and learn how the known paint and wooden toys are made. For lunch you have free time. In the late afternoon pickup at the hotel for a carriage ride through the territory of Bagan, past the Thatbyin Nyu and Sulamani, one of the most beautifully decorated temples throughout the city. The horses pull your carriage past the massive Dhammayangyi Temple, known for its distinctive brick shapes and finish the tour at North Guni Temple. Here you can experience the sunset while the sun bathes the surrounding countryside in yellow red light. Return to the hotel and individual leisure activities in the evening. Overnight in Bagan (B)
***Optional: Boat ride on the Irrawardy
You will board a private boat and go upstream to Kyauk Gu U Min Enjoy the fabulous scenery. Fischer, ferry boats, villages and temples along the river. In Sae Lan shore and walk through the village. Sae Lan is one of the very typical villages along the Irrawardy. The friendly people work as farmers or fishermen. Then continue by boat to Kyauk Gu U Min. A short walk leads to a beautiful temple with exquisite stone carvings of religious figures and flowers. It is built against a rock, in the back of a cave with small niches joins - here the locals meditate. Legend has it that the cave was in
built 13th century and served as a protection against the invading Mongols.
Charge: On request
Day 7: Bagan - Mt.Popa - Bagan by car (B)
Early in the morning, take a bicycle to visit the Dahayarzaka pagoda at sunrise - an unforgettable highlight of this trip
After breakfast, drive to Mt. Popa. On the way there you drive in to peanut farms and Toddy past palm plantations. The toddy palm make the farmers Pamzucker and a liqueur. You will have the opportunity to try the palm sugar and the liqueur.
Continue to Mt. Popa. You reach a small village at the foot of Mt. Popa. Mt. Popa is an extinct volcano has erupted more than 250,000 years ago. He is a great place of pilgrimage. Take a 25 minute climb to enjoy a beautiful view.
After returning to Bagan, visit the Minnanthu village.
You can take pictures of the rural life. Here last sunset in Bagan Pyay will stamp on Tayoke. Then it goes back to your hotel. Overnight in Bagan (B).
***Optional: balloon ride over the temples of Bagan world
Discover the unique and fascinating temples of Bagan world bird's. Gliding slowly through the air and enjoy from your own personal observation deck to look at the peaceful pagodas and the mighty Irrawardy. On this adventure you will long remember and look back with enthusiasm.
Between October and the end of March are flights to sunrise or sunset to choose from. Duration about 45 minutes.
Surcharge on request
Day 8: Bagan - Pakokku - Sagaing - Mandalay by Boat & Car (B)
After breakfast it is about 08: 00h towards Manadalay. Along the way you do in Pakokku and immerse yourself in the daily life at the Irrawaddy. Enjoy with a private boat tour the magical scenery of ancient Asia - women make on the shore, the laundry, old paddle steamers sail the river and children waving the temporary moving ships to. (In case of bad weather, you are the Irrawaddy bridge for safety reasons - the longest in Myanmar - use.)
Continue in the city Pakhangyi. The monastery of the city is the oldest in northern Myanmar and built on 254 teak pillars. The region is famous for tobacco, palm sugar, known checkered blankets and handwoven cotton.
Continue to Mandalay. In the afternoon you will meet in a special place in hundreds of nuns who live here and study the Buddha font. At the end of the day, drive the world to Sagaing Hill and U Bein Bridge, the largest teak bridge, where you can enjoy the sunset. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 9: Mandalay - Amarapura - Ava - Mandalay (B)
Breakfast in the hotel. On this day, they're going to Amarapura the monastery Mahagandayon. In the monastery more than 1,000 monks live. If time permits, you will have the opportunity to observe the monks having their last meal of the day in silence. Then it's on to Ava, the capital from 14th to 18th century. With horse-drawn carriage to explore the Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the royal palace Lischen. In the afternoon return to Mandalay and visit the Golden Palace Monastery, which is famous for its intricate carvings. Our journey continues in the known Kuthodaw Pagoda. The pagoda is home to the world's largest stone book, in 729 marble slabs of Buddhist Scriptures was sculpted. Your last stop on this day will be the Mandalay Hill. On the hill prophesied Buddha that here a big city, today's Mandalay, will arise. Enjoy the view over the city. Overnight in Mandalay. 
Day 10: Mandalay - Mingun by boat (B)
You go by boat about 1 hour the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy =) upriver to Mingun. Here you visit the main attractions, such as the famous Mingun Pahtodawqyi. It also shows the largest intact bell in the world, which in 1790 poured on the king Bodwapaya command. Upon your return to Mandalay visit in the afternoon the famous Mahamuni Pagoda with almost 4m high Buddha statue. The faithful have stuck over the years as many gold leaf on the Buddha that the garments almost acts like a fluffy coat. Then you will visit the Mandalay Palace & Fort. The golden days of Mandalay Kingdom are particularly impressive noticeable. The Shwenandaw Kyaung is a traditional monastery with carved panels and your next stop on this day. The panels tell of the life story of Buddha. Right after you visit various artisans' quarter, where inter alia Goldblatt manufacturers, bronze casters and stonemasons live and work. While strolling along the small shops and workshops you will get an insight into the craftsmanship of the Burmese in Mandalay, which also produce wooden products and tapestries here. but is particularly interesting the production of gold leaf, because the technique used has not changed for centuries. Just as all works of art in the royal court were embellished. Overnight in Mandalay
Day 11: Mandalay - Heho / Inle (flight) - Red Mountain Estate - Inle Lake (B)
K7-267 Air KBZ @ 10: 20-10: 55h
After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to Heho airport for your flight.
In Heho arrived, it goes directly to the winery Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery. The estate is near the Inle Lake and produces the best wines in the country. Enjoy one of these wines in the stunning views over the countryside Inle Lakes. Transfer zu8m Hotels in Inle Lake
Day 12: Inle Lake (B)
After breakfast you will have a beautiful boat tour with a traditional longboats on Inle Lake. They arrive at the "5-day hiking market", which is full of fruits and vegetables, and a variety of souvenirs. The markets Thaung Daung and Indein Village are ashore the rest is on the water. After the market visit, you will visit the famous "Padaung". The women of the tribe wear brass rings around the neck and stretch these so in the length. This unique tradition is a fascinating sight. today you will learn a lot about the traditional craft on Inle Lake - silversmith; Reederei; Weavers; Floating Gardens; Weaving. The last stop is the Nga Pe Chaung Monastery. The monks from the monastery have trained to jump through hoops cats.
Overnight in Inle Lake.
Day 13: Inle Lake - In Your (B)
After breakfast, you will take a relaxing boat trip on a small canal to Pa-O Village. On the western shore of the lake you will meet many fishermen bathing water buffalo. During a walk through the village you come to the first group of destroyed stupas, known as Nyaung Ohak (in the shade of banyan trees). The crumbling stupas are hidden in many green, but here and there show some artful stucco work. On foot we continue up the hill to Shwe Indein Pagoda. The pagoda has an impressive collection of stupas from the 13th century. You can also enjoy the magnificent view of the lake. Along bamboo forest takes you back to the pier and take the boat back to Inle Lake.
Next stop is the Phandawoo Pagoda, this has five old, covered with gold leaf, Buddha images. To finish the day, visit the floating village Nampan.
Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 14: Heho - Yangon by plane (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Heho Airport and fly back to Yangon. Onward flight back home, end of tour.
***Optional: ride on the circle line around Yangon
Immerse yourself in a ride on the ring road around Yangon in the daily lives of Burmese.
Surcharge: On request
Things to bring and to know:
- Passport valid at least 6 months
- Wear long sleeves, pants when visiting pagodas, temples
- Trekking shoes, sun glasses, sun cream, insect repellent are also necessary. You should take cash with you because banking system sometimes doesn’t function well. Cash is highly accepted. 
- You should take medicine with in case you get sick.
- Itinerary subject to change upon weather & operation conditions
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