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CIRCUIT 17 DAYS (AVA 1171)

17 Days - 16 Nights



Day 01: BANGKOK - MANDALAY

Arrival in Bangkok in the morning. Continue to Mandalay, where you will arrive in the early afternoon.Mandalay was the capital of Burma until the annexation of the whole country by the British. Its many monuments to the glory of Buddhism make it.A city rich in architectural and cultural interest.Even if it is likely that it never regains its former pre-eminence,It remains as it once was the center of Burmese culture and retains aChoice in the arts. She is the guardian of the best traditions Music, dance and the arts in general.After the formalities of customs and immigration, you will be welcomed by Your guide throughout your trip to Burma. Transfer and installation at your hotel for a little rest. After this short rest time, we will leave for a short city tour.

First discoveries of the city. The Mahamuni Pagoda, called Arakanese, is so named because its imposing representation of Buddha comes from the Arakan, a mountainous region West of the country. She was transferred to Amarapura in 1784 by King Bodawpaya and for more than 200 years, this golden representation of Buddha is celebrated as an icon sacred by many faithful.The statue covered with 9 tons of gold is continually rediscovered by the offerings,gold leaves that the faithful buy within the walls of the pagoda. The Buddha became deformed and only his face, washed every morning, remains intact.

Not far from the Mahamuni, visit of craft workshops: wood carving and Marble, gold drummers and Burmese tapestry workshops. Route along the moat of the Royal Palace. On March 20, 1945, during a violent attack between the Indo-English troops and the Japanese forces that occupied Mandalay since 1942, the Royal Palace was totally burned down. In the past, Multiple wooden constructions were distributed within the thick walls of the the square enclosure, the sides of which are 2 kilometers in length are several meters.

You will appreciate the sunset from the hill of Mandalay which enjoys a magnificent view of the city and the walls of the Royal Palace.

Day 02 : MANDALAY

Drive to Amarapura, an ancient royal capital(1782-1857) situated at 12km south of Mandalay.Visit Mahagandayon monastery and U Bein bridge which cross Taungthaman lake and 1.2km long teak bridge.Crossing a small river by local ferry to reach Ava, ancient Capital of Burmese kingdoms between the 13th and 18th centuries, formerly known as Inwa. Small carriages await you for a discovery of this site today very pastoral: visit of the vestiges of the Royal Palace, the watchtower and the beautiful monastery in teak barrels,Bagaya-Okkyaung.Visit to Sagaing hill,at 21 km south of Mandalay which is the place for meditation of Bouddhisits. An ancient royal capital from 1315 to 1364, there are over 600 monasteries and Soon U Ponya Pagoda.

Day 03: MANDALAY - PALEIK - KYAUK SE - POPA

Drive to Popa mountain , on the way we’ll visit Paleik and Kyauk Se situated at 24 km of Mandalay.Visit to famous Snake temple at Paleik and continue to Kyauk Se to celebrate the festival of elephant.On the way visit to the Shinpin Tamoke Shwegu pagoda.Finally we'll arrive to Popa mountain.

Day 04: POPA - SALAY

Popa mountain is famous for its spirit and its altitude of 1520m height.In the afternoon, departure for Salay (1hr30) drive .Visit Yoke Sone Kyaung Monastery build by teak wood, Sin Hmin Sa Kyo pagoda which is famous for wall paintings and Yun Paya pagoda.

Day 05 : POPA - BAGAN

Drive to Bagan . Visit Shwezigon pagoda which is famous for its magnifique style.Wetgyi Inn Gubyaukgyi which is famous for its paintings and Htilominlo which is famous fo stucco. In the afternoon, visit Arnanda temple which is famous for its architecture style, transfer to the big temple of Thatbyinyu (the highest in Bagan).To appreciate the beauty of the site in the light of the temple.Sunset at Shwe san daw pagoda.

Day 06 : BAGAN

Morning visit Nyaung Oo market and Taungbi monastery built by wood.Visit Gadawpalin temple and Myinkaba village.You can see the production of lacquer which is their traditional family work.In the afternoon, visit Dhammayazika and Minnanthu village .Visit Payathonzu and Nandamannya pagoda also.

Day 07 : BAGAN

Visit to the temple Myinkaba-Gubyaukgyi, Manuha temple and Nanpaya.In the afternoon , visit to the Kyaukku U Min where the monk meditation.

Day 08 : BAGAN - HEHO - INLE

At 880 meters above sea level and surrounded by high mountains, Inle lake, wide of 6 to 7 kilometers and 22 long, with particularly clear waters and above all Shallow, is the place of blossoming 70'000 Inthas (son of the lake). They Live in houses on stilts erected in villages, some of located in the middle of the lake, like their capital Ywama. Their plantations and gardens market gardeners are floating islands that they reach piles. Apples ,Earth, beans, and flowers grow all year round. The exchanges are the water.It is astonishing to see the movement of the boats whose paddle is actuated by the leg of the boatman, standing at the back of his canoe; Here the inhabitants know rowing before learning to walk.

Day 09 : INLE

Day of sailing in traditional motorized canoe to discover the main sights of Inle Lake. Visit to the Nga Phe monastery which houses especially a superb collection of statues of Shans Buddhas.Visit the Phaung Daw OO Pagoda, the main sanctuary of the lake.Along the way you will have the opportunity to observe the fishermen as well as the boats harvesting algae from the bottom of the lake that will serve as a base for floating gardens Possibility of visiting a workshop of weaving of the silk in the village of Inpawkhone, a traditional "cheeroots" factory, the Burmese cigar,and a canoe maker in Nampan.

Day 10 : INLE - SAGAR

Visit to Sagar. After walking 15 minutes , you can see Takkhaung Mwedaw pagoda complex. This complex is similar to Indein and Kakku .Sagar is the capital of Shan Sawbwa.

Day 11 : INLE - HEHO - SITTWE

Morning visit to Indein and transfer to airport for Sittwe.

Day 12 : SITTWE - MRAUK U

Morning visit to Sittwe fish market and then boat to Mrauk U sail on the Kaladan river around 5 hr.Royal capital of Rakhine from 1430 to 1785.

Day13 : MRAUK U

Visit to the Shittaung pagoda(1536), ordination hall Andaw and Htuk kant thein(1571).Ancient pagoda of Lay and Laungbwan-Brauk and Library of Pitakat(1591).Visit Sakya Man aung(1629), Yadana Man aung and Koe thaung temple which contain 90000Bouddhas.And then visit to Latsaykan lake and Anormakan lake. After that visit to Zinna Man aung pagoda.

Day 14 : MRAUK U

Departure at 6:30 from Hotel to visit Chin village(2hr).It is famous for tattoo face women.

Day 15 : MRAUK U - SITTWE - YANGON

Sail back to Sittwe around 5 hr and transfer to airport for yangon. First discoveries of Yangon, which no longer has the role of capital of the Burma but remains the strategic point.It is a city in full expansion of population which has developed its activities Port and commercial. It was built by English engineers who have borrowed nothing from Oriental architecture. Its broad streets, straight and shade are lined with massive buildings that recall the style of banks New Greek. Everything is on the front and in the spotlight, with few concessions to the comfort and none to climate. Visit of the famous Shwedagon pagoda, famous for its golden stupa almost 100 m high. Shwedagon Pagoda is the heart and soul of Yangon. This pagoda is a real city where a crowd of faithful is pressed all day with offerings and prayers and the place is magic at sunset. It is one of the main places of pilgrimage of the Buddhist world. It is the only one containing not only relics of Gautama Siddharta (it houses 8 hair of the historical Buddha), but also those of the three Buddhas who preceded it.

Day 16 : YANGON

Visit the colonial districts. You will discover the post office, the pagoda Sule, the Strand Hotel and the Independence Monument. Continue to Restaurants and colorful temples of Little India and China Town. Visit the Bogyoke Market known as the Scott Market. Its 2000 shops offer the largest selection of handicrafts and typically Burmese objects of the whole country: fabrics, precious stones (jade, rubies and sapphires), basketry and Bamboo braids, lacquers, puppets, antiques etc. Visit to the Botathaung pagoda and Chauk Htat Gyi reclining Bouddha which is 70m long.

Day17 : YANGON DEPATURE

Transfer to the airport for international flight.