Burma Silk Route
Ruli - Muse - Lashio - Mandalay - Bagan - Inle Lake - Yangon
(14 days / 13 nights)
All year round
Day 1 Muse
Welcome you at Ruli-Muse border entrance in the morning.
Transfer to hotel at Muse. A small town with it's trading
activities. It is a nice strolling in downtown in the
Day 2 Muse - Lashio
Drive to Lashio about 5 hours from Muse. It is a good road
and mountain road. Along the way pass by several small
towns; Mongyu, Namphutka, Kutkai, Hseni and Mongli. You will
have a chance to stop at towns and villages before Lashio.
Sightseeing several famous pagodas and a Chinese temple.
Overnight in Lashio.
Day 3 Lashio - PyinOoLwin (Maymyo)
Lashio market is very colourful and actives with morning
fresh air. There is opportunity to see many minority races.
Drive to Maymyo. Along the way stops at Hsipaw and Gokteik
view point.The Gokteik Bridge, a structure of steel trestle
construction for railway line to Lashio began in 1901 by an
American company - the Pennsylvania and Maryland Bridge
Construction and completed in 1913. It is 2260 feet long and
was built 320 feet high above a deep ragged stone rock
valley. The Rock itself is 550 feet high above the small
river that flows under the rock. Although the viaduct is
destroyed in the second-World war, Myanma railway repaired
the bridge. Due to its technical and natural condition it
was considered as a masterpiece of the world standard. Mr
Paul Theroux said his book " The Great Railway Bizarre"
called the viaduct " a monster of silver geometry in all the
ragged rock and jungle---its presence was bizarre".It is the
most important viaduct in Mandalay Lashio rail-road section
and the second highest viaduct in the world.
Day 4 PyinOoLwin - Mandalay
Morning sightseeing: Main market, botanical garden, Chinese
temple and famous waterfall. Drive back to Mandalay, driving
time about an hour and half. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 5 Amarapura - Mingun
Morning after breakfast, a
Visit to Amarapura, Myanmar's most famous monastery, which is
home of 1,700 monks. There is a chance to
see the production of crafts including woodcarving, bronze
casting, gold leaf making and tapestry. After lunch, a boat trip from
Mandalay along the Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun village. Visit Mingun unfinished
pagodas and biggest ringing bell. Back to Mandalay in the evening sunset time.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 6 Monywa excursion
An excursion to Monywa, about 3 and half hours drive from Mandalay. Sightseeing, Thanbuddae Pagoda, The
biggest standing and reclining Buddha, Bowdi Ta-tung (one
thousand BaNyan trees or Bodi trees in monastery compound.
Lunch in Monywa. Back to Mandalay in evening, on the way
droop in Sagaing hill (the most
panoramic view from Sagaing hill and Sunset. Overnight in
Day 7 Mandalay -Bagan by boat
leave from Mandalay at 6 AM. Today Boat ride will take 8 to 9 hours depend on
river current. Along the river, will see many firms and villages. There is the
confluence of The
Chindwin and The Ayeyarwaddy rivers seems to break up into
a many channels and streams separated by sandbars and gleaming white islands.
Some places the river is several miles wide and just to cross from one bank to
another can be a day's sail. On arrival at Bagan, transfer to hotel. If time
permit, sunset from a temple. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 8 Bagan
Today after breakfast at hotel, start
Bagan old city sightseeing; all-important and famous temples & stupas
including : a visit
Shwezigon stupa, Gubyaukkyi temple, Lawkahtaikpan temple, Ananda temple,
Thatbyinnyu temple, and Bu paya by the River. Dhammayangyi temple (the
most massive in Bagan) and Sulamani temple. Sunset of beautiful Bagan
from a temple upper tarrace. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 9 Bagan
In the morning, will visit first to NyaungOo market, a village life in Minanthu villages and
famous mural painting temples in the morning, Nandamanya, Pthyathonzu,
and Sulamani. Traditional Lacquer-wear workshop after lunch and sunset
from a temple somewhere peace & quite. Sunset of beautiful Bagan.
Overnight in Bagan.
Day 10 Bagan - Mt Popa - Kalaw
breakfast, drive to Kalaw, about 6 hrs drive from Bagan. On the way, en-route to
Mt Popa. First half of trip will pass through an area with many toddy palm trees
and of dry-tropical. And other half will get into cooler areas & drive up the
Shan mountain ranges from 212 to 1307 meters above sea. Temperature in Kalaw
about 15 C at an average. Overnight in Kalaw.
Day 11 Kalaw - Pindaya - Inle Lake
Morning Kalaw market and then drive to Pindaya. Lunch brake
and a stroll at the town market, then onwards to Pindaya to
visit Pindaya Cave. Drive to Nyaungshwe. Stay overnight at
Day 12 Inle Lake
A boat trip on Inle Lake sightseeing; the market, floating
plantation and Phandawoo Pagoda, with a famous Inle weaving
workshop and NgaphalChaung monastery after lunch. Back to
Day 13 Inle lake-Heho-Yangon by flight
Drive to Heho Airport and fly back to Yangon. In the
afternoon visit the main market of Yangon Bogyoke. Overnight in Yangon.
Today will be an excursion to Thanlyin (Sirium) if your
departure flight is in the evening.
Price in US$ per person in a group of;
Included in the price are;
Extra Single Room Supplement is US$
Validity up to September 2014
All entrance fees.
English speaking local Tour guide.
Shared accommodation basic.
Domestic air tickets in accord with itinerary..
All transfers and sightseeing by car & boat in accord with itinerary.
Tax and service.
Not include in the price are;
Meals (lunch and dinner).
Tips to guide and drivers.
International Airport departure tax.
Above services shall be tailored in accord with your travel plan.