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Yangon - Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Gokteik Viaduct - Mandalay - Yangon

Tour Type: MIS007/2017 (Inbound) Tour Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights

Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Arrival Yangon
Day 2: Yangon – Mandalay
Day 3: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay
Day 4: Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin
Day 5: Pyin Oo Lwin – Gokhteik Viaduct – Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay
Day 6: Mandalay – Yangon
Day 7: Departure Yangon

Tour Detail

Day 1: Arrival at Yangon Airport

Welcome by our representative and transfer to Hotel. On the way to hotel visit Myanmar Gems Museum (Open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm except on Mondays and gazette holidays). Visit Chauk-Hta-Gyi pagoda, famous for its huge image of Reclining Buddha. Afterwards, a drive along Kandawgyi road to view the Royal Karaweik Barge on the way to visit the famous Shwedagon Pagoda which is said to be covered with 60 tons of pure gold and known as one of the greatest wonders of the world. Check in at hotel and retire for the night.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon - Mandalay

The second day starts by transferring to airport to take domestic flight to Mandalay. Mandalay known as the last kingdom of Myanmar Royal Monarchs is the second largest capital of central Myanmar. Your Mandalay sightseeing shall start from nearby town named Amarapura, also called ‘The city of Immortal’ by visiting Maha-gan-dha-yon monastery for learning how the monastic lives is. Our experienced guide shall brief you about the daily routines of monks and the rules that monks need to maintain. We shall next take a short walk from monastery to U Bein Bridge (The longest teak bridge) that built across Taung Tha Man Lake. Then take a boat ride on the lake for enjoying morning sunlight. Return back Mandalay and continue sightseeing at famous Mahamuni Pagoda, one of the most ancient and sacred Buddha Image in Mandalay.
In the afternoon, sightseeing begins with the Royal Palace of the last Konbaung Dynasty to observe the artistic workmanship and handicrafts depicting the glory of the golden age. The next visit would be to Shwenandaw Monastery, meaning ‘Golden Palace Monastery’, noted for its exquisite wood carvings, remains the sole major survivor of the former wooden Royal Palace built by King Mindon in the mid-nineteenth century. followed by a stroll up to Mandalay Hill, for a panoramic view of the city and enjoying sunset.
Overnight in Mandalay

Day 3: Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay

On the third day, begin your morning sightseeing by boat to Migun, located on the west bank of Irrawaddy River which is also the famous place for the world third biggest Mingun Bell. The boat journey to Migun will give you another unforgettable memory of River dwellers. When you visit Mingun Pahtotawgyi “World largest pile of bricks”, you can also see the world’s largest lion guardian statue. Then continue to Mingun bell and Mya Thein Tan pagoda which is famous for its architecture. On your way to visit Mingun, you can see lots of shops selling local arts and handicrafts, traditional dresses, pictures and many interested products which are worth shopping.
Return back Mandalay by boat to continue visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s largest book, consisting of 729 marble slabs sculpted with the Three Baskets of Buddhist scriptures. Then proceed to Sanda Muni Paya where the largest iron Buddha is located, which has been cast by King Bodawpaya the founder of Mandalay city. At night, you have your own free and easy time as leisure.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 4: Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin

In the morning, take 2 hours drive journey to Pyin Oo Lwin which is above 1000 meters of sea level. Pyin Oo Lwin or May Myo, was once called summer capital of Myanmar during British rule.
Start your sightseeing riding on a traditional horse and carriage and seeing reminders of its colonial past, including the Purcell Clock Tower and all Saints Anglican Church. Visit Pwe Kauk Falls, a popular picnic spot in Pyin Oo Lwin and continue the tour to Kandawgyi Botanical garden where you can find full of different species of trees, plants and flowers from around the world.
Overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.

Day 5: Pyin Oo Lwin - Gokhteik Viaduct - Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay

In the Morning depart from Pyin Oo Lwin to Naung Pain by train, which just after Gokteik station, passes its way through pleasant countryside for the highlight of the trip, i.e., the crossing over a 300 meter deep gorge in the Shan mountains on the dramatic Gokteik viaduct which was the only and highest American built bridge built on behalf of the British in 1901. When the train leaves Gokteik station, it will curve to the left onto the bridge and the viaduct shall be visible on the left-hand side of the train. The views would be so spectacular that would surely reward you with many unforgettable memories.
We drop at Naung Pain village station and where your car will wait at the station and continue backs towards Mandalay. Once back in Mandalay, check- in at hotel and you can have your own free time for the night in Mandalay.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 6: Mandalay - Yangon

Check out from hotel and transfer to airport for your flight to Yangon. Our representative shall meet and greet you to visit Kabar Aye meaning World Peace pagoda and Mahapasana Cave meaning “Great Cave of Stone” in which the Sixth Buddhist Synod was inaugurated. After lunch a short visit to Bogyoke Aung San market, a popular tourist shopping center in Yangon city (Open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm except on Mondays and gazette holidays). Next, we shall let you have a short walk into china town before having dinner and checking in at hotel for the night.
Overnight in Yangon

Day 7: Departure Yangon

Check out of hotel.
Visit Botataung Pagoda, a famous landmark on Yangon’s waterfront, a harbor area around the Pagoda where the boats leave for the nearby towns/villages. Next, enjoy a short sightseeing of Yangon city by having a tour along the Old Secretariat, City Hall, High Court and around the Maha Bandoola park, to view some of the colonial style buildings built by British during the colonial days. Transfer to airport for international departure.
Departure from Yangon city.