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Drive to a campsite in a traditional Myanmar car. From here it is about an hours drive to the Golden Rock. Journey back to Yangon and stop in Mingaladon to see a lying Buddha or the Htauk Kyant War-Monument. Fly to Mandalay early and discover the old monasteries and monuments such as the Golden Monastery.
Take a flight to Mandalay and see the famed Golden Monastery (Shwenandaw), the only one of the more than one hundred buildings still in the castle area. The Kuthodaw Pagoda from here and see the 729 plates of sandstone with the whole canons. Later you will go to the carver's workshop.
Choose to ascend Mandalay Hill for a look at bird´s and go to Shwe Kyin Monastery for the sundown. Visiting the old and close city of Amarapura. Choose the longest wooden deck in the word. Visiting the small town of Mingun before heading back to Mandalay. Drive in the mornings to the former capitol Amarapura (Sanskrit for "Beautiful Town").
Cross the longest trek from world´s, U Bein, and head to Sagaing Hill for stunning vistas over the cloisters, traversing the countryside down to the Ayeyarwady River. After lunch, take a cruise along the powerful Ayeyarwady River and enjoy the attractions of laundrywomen, barrows and everyday riverfront activities.
Visiting the town of Mingun before heading back to Mandalay for the night. Transfers from Mandalay to Bagan. You will have free moments upon your arriving. Celebrate a full working days and get to know the cultures and histories of this once great civilisation. Explore antique places with centuries of shrines and stupa. The Nyaung Oo Fair.
Mornings hike through the market square of Nyaung Oo and get an insight into the Myanma way of life. Then you will go to the Shwezigon Lagoon, the only gold Lagoon in the Bagan region. Eventually you attend the gigantic Htilominlo temple. After lunch you will discover the Manuha Temple before seeing the lavish rock engraving in the Nanpaya Temple.
Drive southwards to see the magnificent Abeyadama Temple and the Lawkananda Pagoda, a symbol of ancient fishermany. Come to see some of the best Bagan lacquer producers and enjoy a relaxing pagoda while the day is over. Scale a stairway (about 20 minutes) up the giant vulcanic stone to see chests for Nats (celestial ghosts of Myanma mythology) and small Buddhist sanctuaries.
Extend your feet with a walk through the picturesque Kalaw hill and savour a meal including one. In the afternoons, you' re free to discover Kalaw. Have a free day at Kalaw exploration. Later in the day you take the commuter railway to Lake Inle. Spend a free day discovering the lively Kalaw markets or see Aung Chan Tha Zedi with his glittering golden and silvery crystal motifs or the Hnee Pagoda with his 500-year-old Buddha made out of white marble.
Cruise the lakeside and see some of its swimming towns. Attempt to discover the renowned Intha legs extensors during the trip. Cruise a small stream on a long tail to one of the most beautiful cruises in Inle lake. Sailing to Indein, at the west end of the lagoon, where you can see the peasants growing their products.
Visiting some of the fascinating swimming towns and exploring the great Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda with its five sacred Buddha pictures. Head back to Yangon to discover and buy the old city. Have a goodbye meal at a G Adventures sponsored event. In the afternoons, you are free to discover the Yangon market and attractions, with lots of free day for last-minute purchases before a G Adventures-backed outing.