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On arrival at Yangoon airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Yangon.
Today proceed for an excursion to Kyaiktiyo. Before visiting Kyaiktiyo, visit the famous Shwedagon Pagoda before hiking to Golden Rock. Overnight in Golden Rock.
Return to Yangon and take an evening flight to Mandalay.Start the descent from Golden Rock in the early morning to retrace your steps back to Yangon. Catch an afternoon flight to Mandalay. On arrival at Mandalay, you will be transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Mandalay.
Explore Mandalay's ancient temples and sights, like the Golden Monastery.Visit the famous Golden Monastery (Shwenandaw), the only building still standing from the one hundred plus that once stood on the palace grounds. From here, visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda and look at its 729 marble slabs displaying the entire Buddhist canon. After lunch, explore the Mahamuni Temple which houses the country's holiest Buddha image, the 3.5m tall Arakan Buddha, made of bronze and gold leaf. Later, visit the workshops of gold leaf and marble carvers. Opt to climb to the top of Mandalay Hill for a bird's eye view and a visit to the Shwe Kyin Monastery for sunset.Overnight in Mandalay.
Visit the nearby ancient royal capital of Amarapura. Opt to traverse the world's longest teak bridge. Visit the village of Mingun before returning to Mandalay.Head out in the morning to visit the former capital of Amarapura (Sanskrit for "Beautiful Town"). Walk over the worlds longest teak bridge, U Bein, and visit Sagaing Hill for fascinating views over the pagodas and monasteries dotting the landscape down to the Ayeyarwady River. In the afternoon travel by boat along the mighty Ayeyarwady River, enjoying sights of washerwomen, buffalo carts, and daily life along the riverbank. Visit the village of Mingun before returning to Mandalay for the evening.Overnight in Mandalay.
Cruise down the Ayeyarwady River to ancient Bagan.Enjoy a slower pace as you travel by local public boat along the Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar's 'Super Highway'. Sightsee from the boat before arriving in Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.
Enjoy a packed day learning about the culture and history of this once great civilization. Visit ancient sites that host hundreds of temples and stupas. Visit the Nyaung Oo market.In the morning, wander through the marketplace of Nyaung Oo and get a glimpse of the lifestyle of the Burmese people. Next, visit Shwezigon Pagoda, the only golden pagoda in the Bagan area. Continue to the caves of Kyanzittha Umin. In Gubyaukgyi, a perfect Indian-style temple, view hundreds of frescoes illustrating stories of the Buddha. Finally, visit the huge Htilominlo Temple. In the afternoon, explore Manuha Temple before checking out the elaborate stone engravings at Nanpaya Temple. Head south to witness the beautiful Abeyadama Temple and finally the Lawkananda Pagoda, a landmark of Ayeyarwady fishermen.Visit traditional manufacturers of unique Bagan lacquerware and relax at one of the pagodas as the sun sets over Bagan.Overnight in Bagan.
Enjoy a free day and continue your exploration of this gorgeous area or take some time to relax. Overnight in Bagan.
Drive to the cooler air of Kalaw, a former British hill station, visiting Mt Popa en route. Leave early to reach Kalaw. Journey through sun-parched plains sprinkled with Palmyra palms to the 'Mountain of Deities', Popa. Climb a staircase (about 20 mins) up the huge volcanic rock to see shrines for Nats (celestial spirits of Burmese mythology) and small temples dedicated to the Buddha. On the climb up, pass many food stalls and shops selling herbal remedies. Continue to Kalaw for the evening. Overnight in Kalaw.
Stretch your legs with a hike through the scenic hills of Kalaw.Explore the countryside whilst enjoying the cooler air at 1320m above sea level. Pass through tea plantations, citrus groves and tribal villages. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Kalaw's vibrant market or visit Aung Chan Tha Zedi, with its sparkling gold and silver glass mosaics, or the Hnee Pagoda with its 500-year-old bamboo Buddha.Overnight in Kalaw.
Travel by bus to serene Inle, home to the Intha people and floating villages and gardens, stopping en route to visit the Pindaya Caves. Drive to Pindaya along an interesting route through the hills and across the Shan Plateau through fields of garlic, sesame, and vegetables, with many small Pa-O and Danu villages. Continue on to Nyaungshwe-the biggest village and former capital of the local Shan Kings at Inle Lake.
Explore the lake by boat and visit some of its floating villages. Try to spot the famous Intha leg-rowers during the tour. Visit some of the intriguing floating villages and investigate the great Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda with its five holy Buddha images and the Inthien Pagoda complex.
Fly back to Yangon for a final chance to explore and shop in the old capital. After breakfast, board a flight back Yangon. The afternoon is free to explore the markets and sights of Yangon with plenty of time for some last minute shopping before an optional final dinner together. Overnight in Yangon.
The day is free at leisure to explore the city at own pace. Overnight in Yangon.
Today you will be meet and transferred to the airport for your flight back home.