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Old Burma Road Tour - 8 Days

Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) - Lashio - Muse

MyanmarDay 1 - Yangon

Your Tour Guide will meet you on arrival at Yangon International Airport to accompany you to your hotel.

This afternoon, an orientation drive acquaints you to the Historic Buildings of Colonial-Days and the Sule Pagoda, in the heart of Yangon.

Take a short walking tour of the downtown and browse the hundred stalls of Bo Gyoke Aung San Market (also known as Scott’s Market).

Afterwards, you will head for Chauk Htat Gyi Temple; there is time to marvel at a gigantic reclining Buddha image. Stop for photos at the Kandawgyi Gardens beholding the Karaweik Hall, a royal floating barge, and a backdrop of lush trees and an idyllic lake. The day ends at Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the fairest place and most spectacular religious monuments in the world, surrounded by an array of temples, shrines and pavilions. Take your time to be at this truly spectacular and remarkable highlight.

Enjoy the dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at Parkroyal Hotel (superior room) in Yangon. (D)

MyanmarDay 2 - Yangon – Bagan

Rise before daybreak and you will be assisted to the airport for your flight to Bagan.

Upon arrival in Bagan, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Highlights on this morning's tour include Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of pagodas in Myanmar, Wetkyi-inn Gu Byauk Gyi Temple with fine tempera mural paintings depicting the life stories of Buddha, and Ananda Temple, the most aesthetically beautiful monument in Bagan.

Enjoy a lunch at a riverside restaurant. In the afternoon, you may take a siesta or visit a lacquer craftsman’s workshop to discover the intricate process of making lacquer wares.

Continue to Manuha Temple with a large seated Buddha Image, enshrined in a relatively small sanctum, illustrating the melancholy of a confined king, and Nanbaya Temple with noted perforated windows and friezes, a unique sandstone monument that is said to have been the residence of King Manuha.

Next, you will proceed to Myingaba Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, a Mon-style temple renowned for its fine frescoes, preserved by UNESCO. A visit to Bupaya on the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River, a perfect spot to enjoy a magnificent sunset, will conclude the day.

Enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at Myanmar Treasure Resort (superior room) in Bagan. (B, L, D)

MyanmarDay 3 - Bagan

The morning sightseeing will start with a visit of local market in Nyaung U. Then, you will visit Tayokepyay Temple in Min Nan Thu Village, Phaya Thone Zu and Nandamanya Temples (noted for exquisite 13th century murals) and Kyat Kan Cave monastery, a famous meditation center in Bagan.

Later, time to witness the lives in the villages around Bagan by horse cart.

After lunch at a local restaurant, you may either continue with your sightseeing to see some more temples or take a siesta at your hotel. The tour guide and vehicle will remain at your entire disposal.

Enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant with a puppet show and overnight in Bagan. (B, L, D)

MyanmarDay 4 - Bagan – Mandalay

Transfer to Yangon Airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival at Mandalay Airport proceed directly to Amarapura. Visit to 150-year-old U Bein teak bridge, built in 1851 at the time when Amarapura was the royal capital.

Visit Maha Gundayone Monastery with its hundreds of monks. En route stop at a traditional hand-woven silk workshop. Drive to Mandalay and check-in at hotel. Lunch at hotel.

After lunch, proceed on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Mandalay. Included are Mahamuni Pagoda with its spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves, Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung (or Golden Palace Monastery), a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda (known as the world's largest book), consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures.

A visit is also made to a craftsman's workshop to see Kalaga tapestries being created. Enjoy a sunset from Mandalay Hill.

Dinner at Ko’s Kitchen Restaurant. Accommodation at Mandalay City Hotel, Mandalay (superior room). (B, L, D)

MyanmarDay 5 - Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

Take a scenic drive (80 km - 2 hours) to the cool hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) with its lovely lake and waterfalls, botanical garden and colonial era buildings.

Explore the town center by the famous horse-drawn carriages (if available). Sightseeing continues after lunch to the National Kandawgyi Garden, the beautiful botanical gardens of Pyin Oo Lwin. The cooler weather allows many flowers and fruits, commonly found in temperate climates, to thrive here.

A coffee break with an opportunity to take pictures is made at the historic Candarcring Hotel, which was built during the colonial era about one hundred years ago.

Dinner and accommodation at Kandawgyi Hill Resort (deluxe room), Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo). (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Maymyo – Gokhteik Viaduct – Hsipaw – Lashio

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) Railway Station for an adventurous train journey to Kyaukme. A boxed lunch is provided.

The train passes over the amazing Gokhteik Railway Viaduct. When the Pennsylvania Steel Company built the viaduct across a 300-meter deep gorge a century ago, it was the second highest bridge in the world. The view from the train is fascinating and the scenery is beautiful.

At Kyaukme, leave the train and continue by car to the historic town of Hsipaw where a stop is made.

Arrive in Lashio in the evening. Dinner and overnight at a modest Lashio Motel, Lashio. (B, L, D)

MyanmarDay 7 - Lashio – Muse

Visit Mansu Market where locals shop for fresh produce and other foodstuff.

Pay a visit to the busy Quan Yin San Temple, one of the largest Chinese temples in Myanmar.

Depart Lashio for an overland journey of approximately 5 hours to Muse, a bustling trading town at the Myanmar-China border. (B, L,)

Day 8 - Departure

Today we arrange for you to return to Yangon, and your international departure.

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