Burma solo TravelMyanmar Solo Tours
Arrival at Yangon International Airport and transfer to your hotels for check-in. You' re going to be met there by your locals leader. Begin your Myanmar trip with a trip through the Yangon downtown area. Visiting the Sule Paya Zupa, a gold Sule Paya stompah constructed over 2000 years ago, visiting the Chauk That Gyi pit to see its beautiful lying Buddha, and the Karaweik Hall to admire the unique adorned hamsa-bird shape swimming bark at Kandawgyi Lake.
Following our breakfasts, we will be transferred to Yangon International for an inland trip to the ancient Kingdom of Bagan, an essential part of this Myanmar itinerary. The Nyaung U Market before you start the temples trip through this area. You' ll also be visiting Htilominlo, Dhamayangyi, Sulamany and Manuha Temples before ending the trip at the wonderfully symmetrical Anandatempple.
As the sun sets, take a carriage tour of this antique town to get unrivalled photographic possibilities in one of the wealthiest archeological treasure sites in Southeast Asia. This day is free to continue exploring the breathtaking old temple of Bagan. A 90-minute trip to Mount Popa, a Burma epicenter, will take you after breakfasts.
Later in the day, you will be visiting a family-run shop to see the making of caramel-like sweets from the juice of the palm trees before returning to Bagan. Transfers after breakfasts to Nyaung U International U to Mandalay for a home trip. Enjoy genuine indigenous living as you wander through the vibrant Zegyo Market in the centre of the town.
Then you will see the main attractions of Mandalay; the holy Mahamuni Pagoda, which houses one of the most important Buddha paintings; the Golden Palace Monastery, the only preserved edifice of the King's Palace in Mandalay; and finally the Kuthodaw Pagoda, a complex in which Buddha's teaching is cut into rock table. Finish this captivating experience with a panorama view of the town' s urban sprawl as you observe the sun set on Mandalay Hill.
In Amarapura, after the morning meal, you will be taken to the monastery of Mahagandayon where more than a thousand friars are living and studying. Drive to the 200-year-old U Bein Trekking Brigde before going to a handmade handwoven semi-precious silversmith' shop for which the town is renowned and the Bagaya Monastery to see its magnificent Buddha statuearium.
Drive on to Ava (Inwa), the old capitol of the Shan and the Burmese kingdoms. If you explore the town of Ava by horse-drawn carriage, you will see Bagaya Teak Monastery, over 300 years old and still used today by the region's friars, the Nanmyin Watchtower, also known as "Leaning Tower of Ava", and the Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, a 300-year-old monument.
The last stop on this tour is the ancient kingdom of Sagaing, situated above the powerful Ayeyarwaddy River. The Sagaing Hills overlook the hills covered with innumerable palagodas and take in a convent to find out more about the lives of Buddhist followers of the sundown.
Return to Mandalay. In the morning you will be transferred to Mandalay International Airfield for a local trip to Heho. Attend the lively Heho Market, the local ethnical minorities' rendezvous to sell handcrafted goods and local products. Heading to Kalaw, you will attend a local family workshop to see how Shan gliders are made using local techniques and fibers from the Mulberry Arbore.
Once you arrive in Kalaw and check in at the motel, you can either enjoy an early morning walk in the open alpine scenery or, if you are looking for something more adventure, a hike through Kalaw's magnificent woodland views (local guide can tailor the length and level of the walks to suit your needs).
Following breakfasts, take a leisurely stroll to the Kalaw Market, take part in Burma's omnipresent folk teas at one of the city' s teashops and try some of the locals' pastries. At the end of your stay you will be taken to the Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, which houses some of the country's holiest Buddha-statures. Next, you' ll be visiting the Inpawkhon Weaving Village to see how silk, linen and lotuses are made locally.
Our last stop is Nampan Village, where our artisans will show you how traditional packaging and rolling of Myanmar style is done. On the last full of your Myanmar trip you will take a cruise on a small stream to the Inn Thein Pagoda Complex, a place where you will find yourself stepping through a forgetful door.
In order to reach the compound, you will pass through luxuriant bamboos that open up to a pagoda fields that were built over 1,000 years ago. Later in the afternoon we will take a ferry to Nyaung Shwe before heading to Heho to Yangon for a local fly. You will have the rest of the morning until departure to the airfield for your home departure.