Odyssey Myanmar Tours -23 days

Odyssey Myanmar

Odyssey Myanmar Tours -Welcome to the Garden City Yangon. Arrive by either morning or afternoon flight to YangonInternationalAirport. Then, transfer to hotel. Here we would like to reserve enough time for you to take a good rest that you may need after a long tedious flight. Therefore, sightseeing in Yangon is transferred to the day before departure that you will enjoy for the whole day.

Odyssey Myanmar


Details Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival (TG-303) from Bkk. ( B , L , D )

Transfer to Hotel and visit to Chaukhtutgyi Pagoda, the Colossal reclining Buddha Image, then walk around the Royal Kandawgyi. Then continue to Shwedagon Pagoda by the sundown to watch the activity from the Pagoda platform. Overnight at City Star Hotel located in the center of downtown.

Day 2 : From Yangon to Putao ( B , L , D )
Depart for airport for Putao (10:30), and transfer to Kaunghmulon village where Shan (Khanti) tribal live, and visit in and around the village, then continue to Kaunghmulon Pagoda and proceed to Nwazarkha village where Lisu tribe live. Visit in and around in that village and overnight in that village.

Day 3 : Trekking to Mancho, and Karendam village to see the Rhawon tribal ( B , L , D )

then continue to Namkham village to learn the Shan tribal. After that proceed to Einwaibaw to learn Kachin and Lisu tribal and continue to Machanbaw Town. Visit Stone dragon Pagoda, the natural Mica-stone that look like a dragon, and overnight at Gubar Army guest camp in Machanbaw.

Day 4 : Continue to Mulashidi suspension bridge by stopping the tribal village to learn their daily Life. ( B , L , D )

Mulashidin is also a village where Rahwon tribal people live. Continue the trekking to reach PutaO. Dinner and overnight at Kyauktalone Army guest camp.

Day 5 : From Putao to Myitkyina ( B , L , D )
Visit PutaO market in the morning and fly for Myitkyina in the afternoon. Transfer to Hotel. Visit Myitson where two small rivers Maykha and Malikha meets to start Ayeyawaddy River, then stop at Dongan village to learn the life of Jimphaw (Kachin) people. Then continue to Jawbwam tower to watch the panorama, and dinner and overnight at Panson Hotel.

Day 6 : From Myitkyina to Bhamaw ( B , L , D )
Drive on the new ridge across over the Ayeyawaddy River, and stop at Waimaw town to see the cottage industry of Shan people. There is a small market at Garlinyan village to learn the culture of the people around that area. Some Kachin tribes are animist still intact with their old customs. Lunch at Nansanyan village, and study the processing of gold extracting from the steams and the river. Lwege, the gateway to China is a small village, and learn the village life. Dinner and over night at Friendship hotel.

Day 7 : Visit local market to watch the populace of the people ( B , L , D )

View the river life. Study the cottage industry of earthen pot making. As Bamaw is the main area of cane furniture, and study the processing of cane products such as baskets, seating chairs….at the Cottage Industries. Dinner and overnight in Bamaw.

Day 8 : Down Ayeyawaddy River by Ferry boat ( B , L , D )
The boat wll pass by Kyaukkyi village where one can view the second defilement of the river. Sometimes the people are busy in seeking gold in the river and reach to Katha Town. Continue to Tagaung, the old capitol from where Burmese people are likely to descend. Thebeikkyin is the third defilement of Ayeryawaddy River. Near the town along the river we can also study the live of gold-seekers. Dinner and overnight in Thebeikkyin, and overnight on Boat.

Day 9 : There are many villages along Ayeyawaddy River living out of cottage industry on the main land, and gold-seeking, and gold panning in the river. We will also pass by the third defilement of the river to Mingon. View the world biggest ringing bell, and the huge brick pile of the world. Also watch the old man and old women at Mingon Home for the aged. The boat reachs Mandalay about half pass two, and transfer to hotel and evening climb up the Mandalay Hill and watch the environ and sunset. Dinner and overnight in Mandalay

Day 10 : From Mandalay to Lashio.
Early morning departure by train to Hsipaw by surveying the landscape of Shan plateau, and view the life of the people along the rail road. Pass over the famous Gonehteik viaduct. The train stops at every town and we have chance to learn the activity of daily life. Transfer to Lashio Motel for overnight

Day 11 : Trekking Palaung villages (The trekking path can be changed conditionally) Tracking to Palaung (Gold Palaung) village named Pankha taking 3 hours form hotel. The people to be seen are Gold Palaung tribe not like the Palaung tribe near Kalaw area. Continue to Ohnmu, the village of Play tribal people, then proceed to Bawgyo village to study the daily life of Shan people who are Buddhist but still believe Nats (Spirits). View the Spirits’ House before drive back to hotel dinner and overnight in Hsibaw.

Day 12 : From Hsibaw-Maymyo(Pyinoolwin) to Mandalay
Early morning departure by road to Hsibaw, the former capital of Northern Shan Shan State, and quick look in the small town. Stop at some village to view the country life. Visit local market to watch the people of surrounding area. View the old Victorian style old house, and short trip with state coach to the Botanical garden. Proceed to Mandalay for dinner and overnight.

Day 13 : Visit Kuthotaw Pagoda, the world largest book, then learn the Gold leaf beating. Drive to Mahagandayon monastery to study the life of Buddhist monks, and picnic site U Bein bridge. After lunch visit Shweinbin old monastery, and Mahamuni Pagoda. Silk weaving in Amarapura, quick discovery of Sagaing, such as Thameikhtaw Nunnery, Ywahtaung village for silver ware making, and earthen pot making. View the panorama and Sunset from the top of Sagaing hill. Dinner at local restaurant and enjoy the Marionette show. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 14 : From Mandalay to Bagan
Early morning transfer to the jetty for boat trip along the Ayeyarwaddy River to Bagan. Lunch with lunch box on the boat. The boat always stops at big towns, and is busy with loading and unloading with goods, and cargoes. Evening sunset form the top of the Temple. Dinner and overnight in Bagan.
Day 15 : The culture tour begins with Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar Stupa then visit Nyaung Oo local market to watch the people of surrounding area, proceed to Gawdawpalin Temple and Htilominlo Temple, well noted for its pilaster work, proceed to Dhamanyangyi Temple, famous for its fine brick work, proceed to Ananda Temple, an architectural crowing achievement in Bagan. Thatbyinnyu Temple is the tallest temple in Bagan built in the middle of 12th century. Visit Sulamani Temple to study the finest brickwork. Visit Minnanthu Village to see the village life. Stop at Phayathonesu Temple to study the early frescos of Pagan period. Climb Tayokepyay Temple to view the panorama of surrounding and enjoy the sunset. Dinner at River view restaurant and overnight in Bagan.

Day 16 : From Bagan to Pyay (Prome)
Drive to Chauk, the center of petroleum extracting since the British time, continue to Salay and learn the wooden monastery built in the 15th centaury. Then proceed to Magway and watch the river view from Myathalun Pagoda. Proceed to Pyay (Prome) the old capitol of Pyu period on the 3rd . Dinner and overnight Mingalar garden Hotel.

Day 17 : Drive to Htonebo, and take the boat to Ahkauktaung Clif on which hundreds of Buddha Images are carved and Drive back to Pyay by stopping villages en route, then continue to Neikbeinda Nunnery to learn the life of Buddhist Nuns. Shwesandaw pagoda is the most famous pagoda built in the time of the Buddha founded by King Doatdabaung who built the Palace Srikhitarha. Saehtutgyi Pagoda, the huge gigantic seated Buddha Image is next to Shwesantaw Pagoda. Dinner and overnight in Yangon.

Day 18 : Train from Yangon to Moattama (Mawlamyaine).

Train Depart 8:00 Am through Mon State passing Bago, Kyaikhto, Thaton, Mudon, and Moattama. There is always an activity when the train stop at the station climbing, leaving and selling and buying. Off course it is the best way of transportation for the Mon people who speaks with their own language. Take the ferryboat to Mawlamyaing, the Capital of Mon State and once the great city of Black Market cargoes for Thailand. Dinner and overnight in Mawlamyaing

Day 19 : Explore in and around Mon State Visit Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, and view the panorarama of the nviron, and continue to Yahandarngayar(500 Buddha’s Deciples). Drive to Kyaikmayaw, and visit Kyaikmayaw Pagoda built by Queen Shinsawpu in 1455 AD, along the road passes through eight villages. Then Continue to mudon village, where Mon people dwelt, and learn the Handloom Blanket making and the world lagest reclining Buddha Image. Again Continue to Thanphyuzaya with thousands of graves of soldiers who sacrified their lifs during world War II. Continue to Kyaikkhami Yele Pagoda located in the Sea, and leisure at Setse beach.

Day 20 : Drive to Phaan and Explore in and around Karen Villages
Overland drive to Phanan with village to Zwegabin Mountain, Bodhi Tahtaung, Kyaukkantlan Stone Pagoda built in the middle of the lake, Bayinnyi Gu, the lime stone cave in ehich thousands of Buddha Images are aorned. Afternoon visit to Some Karan Villages, and small boat trip along Thanlwin (Salween) River for one or two hours. Overnight in Phaan.

Day 21 : Overland Drive to Kyikhtio Pagoda
Mon state is famous for it’s long term and short terms cultivations such as Rubber plantations, and Durian cultivations, Mangostines and Pamalo cultivations. Thaton is famous in Buddhist history for the Buddhist Cannon of which was brought by King Anawrahta of Bagan in 1044 A.D. The old Capital is still there waiting for the people who love to explore the Archaeology. Proceed to Kyaikhto, and starting climbing from Kimpon Base Camp. Overnight in Kyaikhtio Pagoda

Day 22 : From Kyaikhtio to Yangon
Early morning visiting in and around Golden Rock Pagoda and environs watch the activity of local pilgrims. Some people are old, and not enough strength to walk for five hours. Sometimes they are carried by the porters’ shoulder on which the comfortable chair is attached. Then walk back to Yathetaung for catching regular bus. Meet our Coach at the Kimpon Base camp, and drive to Bago. Visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda, and Hinthagone Pagoda from where watch the panorama. Drive to Shwethahlaung Pagoda, the gigantic reclining Buddha Image, and continue Kyaikpon Pagdo of four seated buddha Images sitting side by side to which on can see from the distance. Proceed to Yangon, and overnight.

Day 23 : From Yangon to Bangkok.
Morning visit Shwedagon Pagoda before the heat of the Sun, and continue to Botahtaung Pagoda, then visit National Museum to see gem-studded Royal Regalia of the Last King Thibaw who was deported to India. Continue to last minutes shopping at Scotch Market for souvenirs. Evening departure for Bangkok by TG-306

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