Burma Off the Beaten Track

An extensive Burma tour lasting 18 days overlaying an immense vary of Burma’s absolute best and most ‘off the beaten track’ destinations. Beginning in Yangon, the international hub for all flights to Burma, the tour strikes on to quilt extra of Burma’s off-the-overwhelmed-observe areas akin to Keng Tung in the a ways eastern Shan state, Pyin Oo Lwin or Maymyo outside of Mandalay, Pindaya on the Shan plateau, and Mrauk-U in the north western corner of Burma. You also spend time to explore the primary tourist web sites in important Burma too, together with Mandalay, Lake Inle and Bagan, with a couple of days to calm down on the coast in Rakhine state at Ngapali beach. This tour is an awfully full-on go back and forth, but we hope that it’s going to give you an idea of the huge variety of completely different places Burma has to provide!

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Tour length: 18 days / 17 nights
Tour type: Cultural, Adventure, Trekking
Cities: Keng Tung, Maymyo, Pindaya, Bagan, Inle Lake, Yangon
Price: From US$ 2200/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary

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Day 1 Yangon Arrival

Arrive in Yangon, the world hub, and spend the night right here before your onward flight the next day.

Day 2 Yangon – Keng Tung

Take a brief flight east to Keng Tung. This most japanese part of Shan state has had the least Burmese influence over time and so is an interesting region to discover far from central Burma and the Ayewaddy delta, because the culture and language here is still just like its neighbours across the border in Thailand. The jap Shan state is slightly faraway and isolated and so ethnic and linguistic range is a key feature of the world, and you are going to spend some time exploring probably the most completely different tribal villages in the area.

Day 3 Keng Tung Sightseeing

These days your full day tour of the world will cover probably the most surrounding area’s most essential sites, together with the Dhat Zoam Doi pagoda, plus visits to various hill tribe villages too to offer a viewpoint on the lifestyle in Keng Tung and the encompassing area. The Shan states are well-known for his or her conventional strategies of paper production which can also be viewed performed at some of these villages too.

Day four Keng Tung Trekking

As of late explore the Liomwe Hilltop town, previously the headquarters for a British military base previous to World conflict Two. There may be an old governor’s place of dwelling and a Catholic church here and the excessive altitude (round 5500 toes above sea degree) creates a peaceful atmosphere and a cooler climate too.

Day 5 Keng Tung – Maymyo

This morning talk over with the Keng Tung Market and surprise on the silver to be had on sale. As with northern Thailand this area of Burma is well-identified for its high quality silver manufacturing, and local individuals will also be considered haggling over their wares. Later take another short flight to Mandalay and transfer on to Maymyo, or Pyin Oo Lwin. Pyin Oo Lwin is a unique city whose historic significance as a buying and selling town and army base has given it many anglicised options and a big Indian, Anglo-Burmese and Anglo-Indian communities. Together with the quaint colonial properties and architecture, Pyin Oo Lwin’s old style horse-drawn carriages that trot around its streets add to the romantic provincial really feel too! The temperature here infrequently rises above 30 degrees, making it a well-liked situation for British visitors all the way through the colonial length.

Day 6 Maymyo Sightseeing

As of late have a full-day tour of the city’s unique points of interest: the Chan Tak temple achieved in a traditional chinese model as it was once  based by using migrants from Yunnan, All Saint’s Church constructed in 1912, and the 177 hectares of nationwide Kandawgyi Gardens, at the beginning modelled on Kew Gardens in London.

Day 7 Maymyo – Mandalay

Lately switch overland to Mandalay, Burma’s 2nd city, passing via high-quality surroundings and panoramic viewpoints. Proceed with a seek advice from to Mingun and Royal metropolis with Kuthodaw Pagoda, the picket Shwenandaw Monastery. The highlight of at the moment is sundown view on Mandalay Hill.

Days 8 Mandalay Historical Capitals

On the second day we include a go back and forth out of town to the Ava and Sagaing, however if you want to have a free day in town to benefit from the purchasing and eating out alternatives then Mandalay is a superb position for this.

Day 09 Mandalay – Bagan

Today fly from Mandalay to Nyaung-U, the airport hub for the Bagan temples. Today we your full day is to explore the other temples of Bagan which consists of more than 2500 temples and pagodas. This archaeological site brings us to the scared history of ancient Bagan capital with the development of Buddhism. As we travel further into the land of temple spires, Gawdamgangyi, and Manuha, Kaweyai villages. We continue to visit the lacquarware factory in the afternoon.

Days 10 Bagan Heritages

Fly to Bagan in the morning. We will then pay a visit to 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.

Day 11 Mount Popa

In case you are , on the 2nd day in Bagan we can include a trek to the summit of Mount Popa: mountain climbing Mount Popa brings you shut to some of Burma’s most lovely wildlife, including unique vines and plant life, butterflies, gem-like beetles and monkeys too.

Day 12 Bagan – Pindaya

Today fly to Heho and switch to Pindaya across the Shan Plateau, which is the origin of most of Burma’s valuable and semi-precious gemstones corresponding to sapphires and rubies. Pindaya is legendary for its fantastic limestone caves that reach into the hillside simply outside of Pindaya city. The caves are a Buddhist pilgrimage site and contain heaps of Buddha pictures and statues from more than a few different centuries in Burma. Keep one night time in Pindaya to permit exploration of the caves and the scenic setting.

Day 14 and 15: Inle Lake Sightseeing

Transfer overland to the brink of Lake Inle and board your personal personal boat to take you around the lake. Spend two days exploring the floating gardens that characterise lifestyles on the lake where contemporary vegetables together with tomatoes, avocadoes and radishes grow on the skin of the water. additionally seek advice from the local 5-day rotating market, crucial to the area people the place buying and selling of local produce takes situation.

Day 16 and 17: Inle Lake – Ngapali Beach

Take a flight from Heho to Thandwe airport, the transport hub for Ngapali seaside. Have two nights to relax on the white sandy shores of Ngapali, wander up and down the beachfront and sip from a freshly cut coconut in the solar, or eat a seafood dinner at one of the vital many incredible eating places alongside the coast. There are many improbable hotel options at Ngapali seashore for a marginally of luxury to your travel if you would like it too!

Day 17 Ngapali Beach – Yangon Metropolis Tour

Fly back to Yangon in the morning. lately tour the principle points of interest in Yangon including the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda, the busy Bogyoke Market, and stroll round downtown to peer one of the crucial remaining colonial architecture left in the back of from the length of British rule. Yangon is a modern city and so there are lots of opportunities for ultimate minute memento and gift buying too!

Day 18 Yangon Departure

switch from your resort to Yangon airport for onward flight.

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