14Days / 13Nights (The tour can be flixible to meet your requirements)
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Arrive Yangon and transfer to hotel. Meet at the Airport by our English speaking guide who will bring you to the Hotel and show you the highlights of Yangon. Sightseeing as time permits. Overnight Yangon.
Morning flight to Myitkyina. Visit the Myoma Zay (market) and the Reclining Buddha donated by Japanese war veterans and proceed to Manaw Dancing ground where New Year (usually in the middle of January) is celebrated annually with Kachin traditional Manaw Dance. Overnight in Myitkina.
Drive up to Myit Sone where one can find one of the most beautiful panoramic views in upper Myanmar, 27 miles north of Myitkyina. It might be quite a rough trip along the jungle trails
coming across a number of tribal villages on the way.
Near Myit Sone observe the confluence of the two sister rivers May Kha and Malikha into the mighty Irrawaddy.
Lunch at the floating restaurant before returning to Myitkyina..
Take a flight to Bamaw. After check in hotel, visit market, Chinese Temple and Shwe Kye Min Paya near Tapaine River. Overnight Bamaw.
Board our chartered boat that will take us down the Irrawaddy. Visit Sin Khan Village, well known for a primitive Shan monastery and teak wooden products. Historically this is the place where the Burmese tried to withstand the invading British with the help of elephants. While sailing, watch Irrawaddy Dolphins at sunset passing the famous second defile of Irrawaddy. . Over night on boat near Kyun Daw Village.
The river view is changing. Leaving the towering cliffs and visit Kyun Daw Village with its 13th century pagodas and monastery. The villagers are mostly Shan and Myanmar living together in harmony. Visit Than Payar Kone village partly situated onshore and partly on stilt over the river an island and plain land. Villagers are used to sometimes having to move their houses during river floods.
Over night on boat near Kathar City.
We have arrived at the site site of "Burmese Days", where the author, George Orwell spent some years as a police officer and from where he seems to have found both the setting and persons for the plot. You can still visit the former Club House, Dr. Vanaswami home, McGregor's house etc. Kathar Golf Club was established in 1887 where abundant mango trees of 15 to 20 feet in height can be found. A Roman Catholic Church is visible right in the middle of the golf course.
From Kathar down to Hti Chaink, where the Chindit Army crossed to the east bank of Irrawaddy to assist landing strip for USAF at the Mya Taung village called Broadway. Over night near Tagaung.
Tagaung is a very old setttlement dating back to 300 AD. There is a museum with history about the Pyu and Bagan periods.
Sailing down slowly and visit Kyar Nyat Village, Most of the villagers are Burmese and descendants of the Royal family. There are 99 lakes east of Kyar Nyat Village. Good resource for fish and prawn.
Over night Male Village.
Cruise down the river and visit Kyauk Myaung village famous for its huge 50 gallon pots. Most villagers are in the pot making business. Also stopping at Nwe Nyein Village, famous for pottery and take half an hour hiking to Dr. Aung Bo's pottery workshop.
Overnight at Mingun
Visit Mingun and the Mingun Paya which could have been the largest pagoda in the world but ended up more like a pile of brick. But the world's largest bell survived here. Another hour down the river and disembark for an overnight at hotel in Mandalay.
Cast-off from the riverbank in Mandalay to the former royal city of Innwa (Ava) for sightseeing by horsecarts. Overnight near Semee Kone Village on the sand dunes near Myingyan
Leaving Myingyan in the morning and head for Yandabo - a historical name from the 2nd Anglo-Burman War. This is where the Burmese army fled upstream from the invading British fleet and where a truce was signed handing the Rakhine State and the Tenassarem Division over to the British. The main product here is pottery.
Arrive Bagan in the evening. Overnight at Hotel in Bagan.
At convenience, conferring with the station guide,.suggetested sites are.....Arnandar, a whitewashd masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing statues of Buddha. … Thatbyinnyu, known as Temple of Omniscience from1144…..Dhammayangyi, the most massive temple dating 1170....Lacquerware workshops and Buphaya on the bank of the mighty Irrawaddy River....Manuha Phaya , portraying His captivity as a POW while building the Pagoda is also an interesting site with Nanphaya adjacent to the former. Evening flight to Yangon. Overnight Yangon.
Car and guide will pick you up at the Hotel and transfer you to Yangon International Airport for your departure.