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4-Day Trip in Bagan

Day 1: Pick up at Bagan airport and transfer to your hotel.  Bagan, lies on a vast plain at a bend in the Ayeyarwady River and was the site of Myanmar’s first capital. Rest of the day is free to explore on your own.  Please note on arrival at Bagan Airport you will need to pay $20 per person entry fee.  Overnight at Hotel Blazing or similar in twin-share room.Day 2: Following breakfast, meet your guide in the hotel lobby at 9am and we travel by bike to explore Bagan.  The beauty of the temples and pagodas is dazzling, and perhaps the most impressive and inspiring monuments are Thatbinnyu, Ananda, Gawdanpalin, Dhammayangi temples and the Shwezigon Pagoda. The temple interiors are often filled with rows of Buddha, images of guardian Nats or spirit gods and intricate murals depicting the life of Buddha and scenes of royalty.We enjoy local lunch at one of the small local restaurants and perhaps visit the world’s only Thanakha (traditional Myanmar make up) museum where we learn in-depth about how this powder/paste was made and why they are so much in to part of the daily life for Myanmar people.   You will also visit a lacquer-ware workshop and learn about the long and arduous process of making bowls and trays that often take months to complete. In the evening a climb up of one of the ruins for a breathtaking view of the sun setting over the river and the surrounding plain filled with countless temples and pagodas. Overnight at Hotel Blazing or similar in twin-share room.Day 3:Pick up at hotel and we depart by local transport for Pakokku, located across the Ayeyarwady  River (40 km, approx. one hour). We walk around town enjoying the sites and sounds of this unique rural centre. Explore enchanting Pakokku market, visit local cottage industries such as slipper making and cheroot making workshops which are famous in Myanmar. While we are here we will try out some local daily life activities such as learning how to wear a longyi or trying our hand and walking with a basket balanced on our heads the way we will see locals doing.   We have Lunch at local restaurant and visit one of the Pagoda sites to observe an excellent and artistic arch-pediment which was made of five blocks of teak and inscribed with nine Buddhist stories. From here we visit the ancient Pagoda built in the 3rd Century B.C, located on the western bank of Ayeyarwady River which gives us a great view of the river. Afternoon we will be transferred to Pakokku jetty and take a private local boat across the Ayeyarwaddy River to Bagan. This river journey is interesting because you see all types of local boats along the river as well as the local river life. Transfer to hotel by local transport. Overnight at Hotel Blazing or similar in twin-share room.Day 4:Your trip ends after breakfast at the hotel.

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Day 1: Mandalay - Pakokku (200km)(L/D)Start riding to Myinmu just 73km away from Mandalay. Take a short break before start off driving to Pakokku by passing through local villages. On the way, you'll see the people making incense sticks, bamboo made items and weaving stuff. Day 2: Pakokku - Mindat (160km)(B/L/D)A visit to Chin region is an opportunities to observe their strange traditional custom and Chin women with tattoos on their faces. We'll be greeted with cooler weather as you get to Mindat located at 1,481 metres (4,860 ft) above sea level.Day 3: Mindat - Kanpetlet (100km)( B/L/D)Today, we’ve got mixed terrain with a great range of jungle trails & winding road sections edging through some outstanding jungle-covered mountains and wild rivers on the way to Kanpetlet which is a small town situates about 1,370 meters above the sea level.Day 4: Kanpetlet - Bagan (180km)(B/L/D)Another awesome full day of riding when you are heading into Bagan - the visual wonder of the world. We’ll be passing a number of small remote villages and enjoy the sunset cruise on the Ayeyarwaddy river.Day 5: Bagan sightseeing by car & Bagan - Popa by motorbike (60km)(B/L/D)Discover Bagan - the mystic extraordinary archaeological site with its 3000 temples. Visit to Nyaung Oo Market, Shwezigon Pagoa, Htilominlo Pagoda, Ananda Temple then a lacquerware workshop before we take a lunch & drive to the enchanting Mt. Popa.Day 6: Popa - Meikhtila - Kalaw (230km)(B/L/D)Make your way up the twisty road of Shan Mountain Range trails to visit Kalaw which was an old hill station with a laid back atmosphere, refreshing climate and scenic views. Day 7: Kalaw - Look Pyin - Inle (135km)(B/L/D)We'll pass through some small villages these are less visited by foreigners. Spend your time to interact with local people to have the great fun. Enjoy the picnic lunch at the village on the way to Inle Lake.Day 8: Inle sightseeing by boat (B/L/D)Transfer to jetty and take a boat ride for full day sightseeing in Inle lake. Visit the local five-day markets, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the unique leg rowers and floating gardens, silk weaving village, cigar making factory, Black smith factory and Nga Phae Chaung monastery.Day 9: Inle - Pindaya - Ya Sa Kyi Village (82km)(B/L/D)Today get ready to enjoy again the incredible scenery and colorful plantation on the way to Pindaya. We will stop at Pindaya to enjoy the lunch and before driving up to Ya Sa Kyi Village - The village of Pa Laung Tribe.Day 10: Ya Sa Kyi - Ywan Ngan - Mandalay (185km)(B/L)Say Good Bye to local people with the big smile then start to drive down to Mandalay. Upon arrival to Mandalay you will be transferred to airport for your departure flight.