Trekking To The Hill Tribe Village of Pindaya Region

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Trekking To The Hill Tribe Village of Pindaya Region

Trekking To The Hill Tribe Village of Pindaya Region (14 Days/13 Nights)

DESTINATION  : Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Bagan - Mandalay - Pindaya - Inle - Yangon
DURATION  : 14 Days/13 Nights
TOUR CODE  : FLMTT 06
DAY 01: ARRIVAL YANGON

suleUpon arrival at Yangon airport. Check in your hotel. Your journey begins with an afternoon tour through Yangon’s colonial–style city. Visit Sule Pagoda, Not a very significant pagoda but it is at the centre of the town with Mahabandoola Garden on one side & the surrounding interesting historical buildings of government, law courts. Continue to visit the Botataung Pagoda with the sacred hair of Lord Buddha enshrined. Evening take awalk to China Town where can see the many vendors on the platform & can buy the variety of Myanmar products. Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.

DAY 02: YANGON - KYAIKHTIYO ( By car )

kyaikhteeyo02After breakfast, pick up from your hotel and proceed to Bago by road (84 km – 1 ½ hrs). You will start visiting to Bago Market. After seeing over a thousand years old Shwemawdaw Pagoda which is higher than the Shwedagon Pagoda, you will proceed to the Kin Pun ‘base camp’ (110 km – 3 ½ hrs). The tour will continue to one of Myanmar’s landmarks which is famous for its precarious position and religious importance: Kyaikhtiyo the ‘Golden Rock‘. To reach the pagoda from Kin Pun Camp a steep 11 km long road leads to the upper staging point. The journey is made in open trucks which are very crowded. The ‘upper area’ must be traveled by foot, and the walk is approximately 4km (45 minutes) up a steep path which ascends some 500 m to the Golden Rock. On arrival you can enjoy the beautiful sunset. Over night at the hotel.

DAY 03: KYAIKHTIYO - BAGO - YANGON ( By car )

bago03After breakfast you will return to Yangon by road (194 km – 5 hrs). After lunch in Bago, continue sightseeing with the 55 m long reclining Shwe Tha Layaung Buddha which is one of the most impressive Buddha images in Myanmar and the four giant Buddha images at Kyaik Pun Pagoda. On the way back to Yangon, visit to an Allied War Graves Cemetery near Htauk Kyant. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

DAY 04: YANGON - BAGAN ( By flight )

bagan13After breakfast at the hotel, leave Yangon for Bagan by domestic flight. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Visit through the colorful Nyaung U Market and continue the day with visits to the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda; the prototype for later Myanmar pagodas built by King Anawrahta, Kyansitha Umin; a tunnel with interesting paintings, Htilominlo Temple; noted for its plaster carvings and one of the largest temple of Bagan, Thatbyinnyu Temple; the highest building on the Bagan plain and Ananda temple, an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross.

After lunch, visit to one of Myanmar most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer-ware workshop. Then continue to Manuha Temple; built in Mon style in 1059 and Nanpaya temple; a unique sandstone monument. Next you will explore the Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple; a temple noted worthy for its mural paintings of Jataka scenes under the protection of UNESCO and go to watch the sunset over the Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight stay at the hotel in Bagan.

DAY 05: BAGAN - MT.POPA ( By car )

poppa01After Breakfast, driving excursion to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano with its shrines dedicated to animist spirits known as “Nats”. For the energetic, time to climb up the 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the volcanic plug. Then drive back to Bagan and continue for sightseeing to the rest of highlight Pagoda. including Sulamini temple, the paintings inside believed to be the original and oldest remained in Bagan; Dhamayangyi, a massive temple with a finest brickwork. Overnight at the Hotel in Bagan.

DAY 06: BAGAN - MANDALAY ( By Boat )

mandalay06Early morning transfer to jetty and take the boat trip nearly the whole day to enjoy the natural scenic beauty and the ways of life along the Ayeyarwady River. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.

 

 

DAY 07: MANDALAY - AMARAPURA - AVA - SAGGAING ( By car )

innwaAfter breakfast, excursion to Amarapura; 11 km from Mandalay to visit Mahagandayon Monastery where more than a thousand monks live in study the Buddha scripture and observe the monks having their last meal of the day in total silence. Continue to have a walk on 162years old and 1.2 km long U BEIN teak bridge; noted for building without nails built in 1849 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital. Then excursion to Inwa (Ava); a historical capital in 1364. After crossing over the Myit Nge river, visit by horse-cart carriage to Nanmyint Watch Tower, Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery; built of brick and stucco and Bagayar Monastery; famous for its impressive woodcarvings and teak poles. Continue to Saggaing Hill; a retreat for Buddhist devotees and have a panoramic view of Ayeyarwaddy river. Then proceed to Mandalay for overnight.

DAY 08: MANDALAY - MINGUN ( By car/boat )

mingun05After breakfast, excursion to Mingun, about 11 km up-river from Mandalay, Cross the Ayeyarwaddy River by boat nearly one hour. Visit around Mingun for well-known Mingun Bell; 90 tons in weight, the largest ringing bell in the world, unfinished huge Mingun Pagoda, Settawya Pagoda and Hsinbyume Pagoda. Then back to Mandalay by boat.The afternoon's tour includes some of the city's most interesting temples and palaces. Begin with Mahamuni Pagoda, the image enshrined here is perhaps the most venerated image in Myanmar, covered in over 15 cm thickness of gold leaf,   (Shwe Kyaung), the Golden Teak Monastery. Built entirely of golden teak, this intricately carved wooden monastery was once a part of the Mandalay Palace, used as private apartments by King Mindon and his chief queen. Then to Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s biggest book. Around the central stupa are miniature pavilions, each housing a slab of marble . Numbering altogether 729, these slabs are inscribed with the entire Tripitkata, or Buddhist scriptures. Continue to Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, famous for its monumental seated Buddha, carved from a single block of marble. Overnight stay at the hotel in Mandalay.

DAY 09: MANDALAY - KALAW - PINDAYA ( By car )

kalaw02After breakfast, drive from Mandalay to Pindaya about 320 km nearly 9 hours drive. From Mandalay to Yinmapin village, about 220 km is flat land area and nearly 4 ½ hours drive. Continue to Kalaw passing by the mountain road in the valley then proceed to pindaya about 48 km for night stop. Overnight at hotel in Pindaya.

DAY 10: PINDAYA ( Day return trekking )

pindaya03Today we are going to make a trekking to the villages of Pindaya region to observe the native way of the people living, their culture and religious type.

After breakfast, trekking start to Htut Ni village inhabited by Da Nu tribe and a trek of over 3 km for about 45 minute. Stroll in the village and chat with the native. Then continue to Si-Kya-Inn (Da Nu) tribe village about 4 km for 1 hour trek. Take a rest for a while and have a snack with green tea. Continue a trek to Yasakyi village, where Palaung hill tribe people live. The trek of 4 km journey take you 1 ½ hours because of climb up and rough journey. Take a rest and have lunch, then stroll in the village and return trip to Pindaya by different way, gazing and staring at the ever-green sceneries with an en-route half for a visit to Linne-inn village and Taung Baw Gyi village, the home of DaNu hill tribe . The whole return trip is about 10 km range and take 2 hours. Overnight at the hotel in Pindaya.

DAY 11: PINDAYA - NYAUNG SHWE - INLE ( By car/boat )

nyaung-shwe01After breakfast, visit to the Pindaya natural cave and traditional umbrella making place then drive to Nyaung Shwe 95 km for 3 hours drive. Transfer to hotel for check-in and sightseeing Inle Lake by boat if time allow. Overnight at the hotel in Inle Lake.


DAY 12: INLE SIGHTSEEING ( By boat )

inle05Breakfast at the hotel, the whole day sightseeing to Inle lake, including Indaing village, the western end of the Lake. The boat takes you through a long channel where you watch the farmers cultivate their products. This ride is one of the most scenic boat tours on Lake Inle. After lunch, visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, one of the famous principal shrines in Myanmar, this pagoda houses five small Buddha images. Once a year, in the end of September or early October, there is its pagoda festival during which the four Buddha images are rowed around the Lake in a colorful barge. Then visit to the old Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, known as for the jumping cats’ monastery. If time allows, stop to see silk weaving on wooden handlooms. And also visit to the local blacksmiths workshops. Overnight at the hotel in Inle.

DAY 13: HEHO – YANGON ( By flight )

yangon07After breakfast, transfer to the Heho airport for the flight to Yangon. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon shopping to the Bogyoke Market (Scotts market ) with hundreds of foods, clothes, handicrafts and gems store. Then visit to the 2,500 years old magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda. At sunset, the Shwedagon offers visitors a spectacular show of lights and shadows. Overnight in Yangon.

DAY 14: YANGON ( Departure )

Leisure time till transfer to Yangon international airport for departure flight.

 

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