Crossing the border of China and exploring the legendary land of Myanmar are impressive experiences you will get when joining our Myanmar Exploration By Crossing China Border 9 days tour. During your trip, you are offered a great chance to explore the hidden charm of Burma in a very distinctive way. Discovering the must–visit tourist attractions, getting a true glimpse of local life and unique experience are highlights of the trip. Don’t wait any longer. Just come and join us now!
Welcome to Myanmar. When you arrive at immigration check point, our tour guide willwelcome you and then continue driving to Hsipaw for about 6 hours.
Upon arrival, you will ansfer to hotel for check in and take relax at hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hsipaw
Day 2: Hsipaw trekking tour
After breakfast, we start our trekking tour. We'll trek through rice paddy fields, village paths. We enjoy the scenery along the way and meet friendly villagers.
In the afternoon, we take an one-hour boat trip ride for nice scenery with view of mountains, valley, and fruit plantations along the river. After that, we return to hotel and relax.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hsipaw
Trekking in Hsipaw
Local in Shan villages
Day 3: Hsipaw - Pyin Oo Lwin
After breakfast, we drive to railway station about 2 hours for an adventurous train journey to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo). The train passes over the amazing Gokteik Railway Viaduct which is the second highest bridge in the world. The view from the train is fascinating, and you can observe the ways of local people life on train. At Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), we disembark the train and continue by car to the flower city of Pyin Oo Lwin. Relax and stay overnight at hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Accommodation: Hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin
Day 4: Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay
After breakfast, we visit Maha Ant Htoo Kan Thar Pagoda, Pwe Kauk Falls and enjoy a stroll through the wonderful Botanical Garden at Kandawgyi Lake and Pyin Oo Lwin Market.
In the late afternoon, we drive to Mandalay (about 2 hours). Rest of time is free on your own.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens
Day 5: Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay
From Mandalay, we will hit the road towards Amarapura, the “City of Immortality”. We first visit a silk weaving workshop, then stop by Maha Gandhayon Monastery, home to more than 1,000 young monks dedicated to strict study and discipline. We take a strolling on the U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest teakwood bridge spanning 1.2km across the Taungthaman Lake, you'll have chance to meet locals and mingle with them.
In the afternoon, we take a sightseeing tour of Mandalay. We visit Mahamuni Pagoda which houses one of Myanmar’s most prominent Buddha images. Then, we continue visiting Mandalay Palace, head a bit south to the Kuthodaw Pagoda which contains a collection of 729 Buddhist marble slabs, known as “the world’s largest book”. We visit Shwenandaw Kyaung "Golden Palace Monastery" - the only surviving royal structure in Mandalay where visitors can appreciate the wood carvings and intricate 19th-century architecture and Atumashi Monastery. Last of all, we enjoy romantic moment watching sunset from Mandalay Hill.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Monks Crossing The U Bein Bridge In Amarapura, The Longest Teak Wood Bridge In The World.
Day 6: Mandalay – Fly to Bagan
Have breakfast at hotel. Then, we take early morning transfer to airport to take domestic flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, we transfer to the hotel for a short rest.
After that, we will visit bustling Nyaung Oo Market where locals sell and buy all sorts of produce and goods. We will have chance to explore some of Bagan's most famous pagodas, including Shwezigon Pagoda, which is the most important reliquary shrine. Then, we continue visit Kyansittha Uhmin (Cave) and Gubyaukgyi Temple, a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of sconces from the Jataka.
In the afternoon, we visit Htilominlo Temple with old murals and friezes. Then we head to Tharabar Gate way into Old Bagan. Then, we visit Ananda Temple - a whitewashed masterpiece and with four standing Buddha Images, Thatbyinnyu Temple - the largest temple in Bagan, Dhammayazika Pagodaknown for its distinct brickwork. In the late afternoon, we continue visiting Shwesandaw Pagoda for beautiful sunset. After that, we transfer back to hotel and relax.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
Herder In Bagan Plains
Day 7: Bagan – Fly to Heho – Inle Lake
After breakfast, we transfer to Bagan airport for domestic flight to Heho.
When we arrive at Heho, we transfer by car to Nyaung Shwe jetty to take a boat to hotel for check in. Then we discover the Inle Lake, passing through villages with stilted houses and floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. You will also see the one-leg rowing fishermen who steer their boats with incredible balance. Besides the enjoyment of the scenery, we make our way to Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary. We also visit Silk Weaving Village of Inphawkhon to observe the traditional silk weaving techniques. We spend time to play with cute cats at Burmese Cats House. We stop by a cheroot factory where local Burmese cigars are rolled by hand and other cottage industries. Our final stop is Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, a wooden monastery built on stilts. After that, we transfer back to hotel to relax.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Inle Lake Fisherman
Burmese Cat House, Inle Lake
Hand Rolling Cheroots
Day 8: Inle Lake – Heho – Fly to Yangon
Have breakfast at hotel. Then you will take a boat to the jetty and then drive to Heho airport for domestic flight to Yangon.
On arrival, we will do the sightseeing tour. The tour starts with visit to the old colonial-style city center with City Hall, Maha Bandula Park with Independence Monument, Strand road and Yangon Jetty by Car. Then we continue visit to Botataung Pagoda and Ahma Mya Nan Nwe, a devotee to the Botahtaung Pagoda. She was known to be a dragon guarding the pagoda. Later we visit Bogyoke Aung San Market, closed on Monday, formally known as Scott Market, where you can buy literally all sorts of items from luxury goods, handicrafts, food stuff, clothing, jewelry to consumer goods.
In the afternoon, we visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda with the colossal reclining Buddha. Then we make a short stop at the Royal Lake where we can admire the view of the Karaweik Hall overlooking this scenic lake. Finally, we visit world famous Shwedagon Pagoda, witness the golden dome light up at the sunset. After tour, we transfer back to hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon.
Maha Bandoola Garden, The Independence Monument
Sunset At Shwedagon Pagoda
Day 9: Yangon departure
Have breakfast at hotel. Free time until driver picks up at lobby and take you to airport for your flight back home. Please kindly note that the check out time at hotel is 12:00 noon. The late check out could be surcharged.
Thanks for joining us and we hope to see you again in the furture.
On The Street In Yangon
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Price & Inclusion
30 Apr 2022 - 07 Nov 2022
*All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing
Small group tour available (max 10 guests): HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request