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Tour Code: YN-Mym-02
 
Kunming / Lijiang / Dali / Tengchong / Ruili / Myanmar (Lashio,
Maymao, Mandalay, Bagan,Yangon ) Tour (16 Days)

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan, located in China’s far southwest. She has mild climate and can be visited at any time of year. Meet at airport and Transfer to Birds and Plant Market, a daily market where local people sell birds, animal pets, indoor plants and flower.
Meal: Chinese Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Kunming

Day 2
Drive to visit Stone Forest, which is called the "No.1 Wonder under Heaven". The area is a deeply eroded limestone Karst area. The unique natural scenic and Sani people’s folklore are characteristics of the Stone Forest Scenic Area. Return journey to Kunming on the same day. Transfer to visit Cuihu Park, a city central lake where local people have pleasure time. Take evening train to Lijiang, the home of the Naxi minority people.
Meal: Breakfast / Chinese lunch / Chinese Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at the train
Transportation: Train (sleeping berth) from Kunming to Lijiang

Day 3
Upon arrival in Lijiang, transfer for breakfast. Then drive to visit Yufeng Monastery, a lama temple, which is famous for a 500-year-old camellia and is said to produce 10,000 blossoms in spring each year. Baisha Village and Wall Painting, the old capital of the Naxi, where you can admire the frescoes on one of its ancient temples. Sightsee in and Shuhe Old Town, a Naxi old town with fewer tourists. Enjoy Naxi ancient music in the evening.
Meal: Breakfast / Chinese lunch / Chinese Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Lijiang
Activity: Evening performance of Naxi Ancient Musical

Day 4
Transfer to visit Jade Spring Park, with its splendid view of 18,000-foot Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, stopping at the small Naxi Culture Museum to learn about their distinctive Dongba pictographic characters and religion. Sightseeing in and around Lijiang Old Town which was named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. After lunch, drive to Dali, the home of the Bai minority people.
Meal: Breakfast / Chinese lunch / Chinese Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Dali

Day 5
Transfer to embark on a boat in Erhai lake. We may have chance to visit lakeside village. Drive to visit Three Pagodas,the landmark of Dali, which were built during the Tang and Song dynasty. Xizhou Bai’s village to visit Bai people’s family house and taste three courses tea. Zhoucheng Bai’s village to visit workmanship of batik. Balance of the day, Sightseeing in and around Ancient Dali Town, an ancient walled town set between sparkling Lake Erhai and the 12,000-foot Cangshan Mountains.
Meal: Breakfast / Chinese lunch / Chinese Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Dali

Day 6
Drive 5hrs to Tengchong, a town with many volcanoes in the vicinity and lots of hot springs. Transfer to visit Heshun Overseas Chinese Village which is a quite traditional village with cobbled street. There are some great old buildings in the village. The village has a small museum and a famous old library. Then transfer to visit Volcanic Sea of Heat. It features a couple of outdoor hot springs. Some of the springs here reach temperatures of 102℃.
Meal: Breakfast / Chinese lunch / Chinese Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Tengchong


Day 7
Drive from Tengchong to Ruili(240km, 5 hours driving). Enjoy pretty sceneries and valleys full of villages and terraced rice plantations on the way via Mangshi. En route Stop to visit Official Residence of Nandian Chief Administrator, the Qing Dynasty relics where the world-famous "Margary Incident'' took place. Afternoon visit the jewellery street where Burmese traders deal in jade and gold. In the evening, visit the bustling night market.
Meal: Breakfast / Chinese lunch / Chinese Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Ruili

Day 8
Transfer to Jiegao,the border check point between Chinese and Myanmar. After customs formality clearance, the guide will leave you at the border on Chinese side, you will cross by foot to the Myanmar side and meet your Myanmar guide. Along the Burma Road, drive to Lashio (187km, 5hrs driving), which is in a mountain basin with the elevation of 855m. Transfer to the outskirts of Lashio from where continue on foot about 4 km slight up-hill (1 hour walk per way) on an unpaved path to get to the Nam Kyan village. You will have an opportunity to get an insight to the culture of the Palaung people and learn more of their life style and society.
Meal: Breakfast / Chinese lunch / Vietnamese Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Lashio

Day 9
Wander through the busy local market. Then transfer to visit Quan Yinsan Chinese style temple. Board the train for the 6 hours ride towards Maymyo (Pyinoolwin). The train, at walking speed, crosses the well-known Gotheik Viaduct which was built by American engineers in 1899 and spans over a 300m deep gorge. A truly fascinating experience. Reach Maymyo in the afternoon. Maymyo with cool climate, now officially called Pyinoolwin is located on a plateau about 1000m above sea level and served as summer capital during the British colonial era. The many beautiful, colonial style buildings, the broad avenues and the lovely botanical garden are still testimonies of the British presence in the area.
(Note. The train may not run for technical reasons. If this happened we would have to drive straight to Maymyo)
Meal: Breakfast /Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Pyinoolwin (Maymao)

Day 10
Explore the local market. Drive to Mandalay. On arrival in Mandalay, transfer to visit the Mahamuni Pagoda; the Shwe Inbin Monastery; the Golden Palace Monastery, a superb example of a traditional wooden architecture and Kuthodaw Pagoda the world’s largest book, made of marble. Visit a traditional hand-woven silk workshop as well as a Kalaga tapestry craftsmen's shop before driving to Mandalay Hill for sunset.
Meal: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner 
Accommodation: Overnight in Mandalay

Day 11
Transfer to the Ga Wein wharf where to board the RV Paukan. The lovely RV Paukan was built in 2007 at the Myanmar Shipyards in Yangong. It is a boutique hotel on the river, beautifully furnished with a unique combination of modern and traditional motifs. The timber-walled cabins are furnished with colonial style cupboards, dresser and doors while the ceiling is traditional Myanmar. In the afternoon sail to Mingun. Work on this colossal, unfinished project started in 1790 under King Bodawapaya.
Meal: Breakfast / Lunch on board / Dinner on board 
Accommodation: Overnight onboard RV Paukan

Day 12
Cruise downstream and enjoy river life and ever changing landscape. Reach Sagaing after two hours. The town of Sagaing briefly enjoyed the name of royal capital between 1760-64. Disembark for a visit to Sagaing Hill, a religious centre with countless monasteries spread out over the hill. Cntinueously sail down the Irrawaddy River. Stop to visit Yandabo, a village famous for its potteries on the way. The boat moors overnight near the village of Shwe Nann Tint.
Meal: Breakfast / Lunch on board / Dinner on board
Accommodation: Overnight onboard RV Paukan

Day 13
Sail to Bagan. On arrival in Bagan at around 11 am., Disembark and transfer to the hotel. Transfer to visit the impressive site old Bagan with over 2000 temples and Pagodas from the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries. Bagan was founded by King Anawrahta in 1044 and served as capital of a powerful Kingdom until it got sacked by Kublai Khans troops in 1287. The most prominent temples amongst them the Wetkyi-in Gu Byauk Gyi Temple with its fine mural paintings, the imposing Ananda temple, Manuha Temple and Nanbaya Temple of which is said that it served as residence to King Manuha. Pay a visit to the magnificent frescoes of the Mon-Style temple of Myingaba Gu Byauk Gyi Temple. Head down to the Bupaya Pagoda on the banks of the Irrawaddy from where to enjoy an unforgettable, colorful sunset over Bagan.
Meal: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Bagan

Day 14
Free pleasure time on your own.
Meal: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Bagan

Day 15
Take morning flight from Bagan to Yangon.  Drive through the colonial style buildings downtown, the Chinatown and the Indian quarter and visit the Sule Pagoda, which marks the centre of Yangon. In the evening enjoy one of the highlights of this trip - the sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda. The golden Stupa of the Shwedagon Pagoda is the 'heart' of Buddhist Myanmar. The Pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar people praying and making offerings at Shwedagon, and it's a fascinating place to spend time watching the world go by.
Meal: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Yangon

Day 16
Drive to the Yangon International airport, where this tour ends.
Meal: Breakfast
 
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*Airport pickup upon your arrival in China and transfer to your hotel * Roundtrip air travel between your home and China and airport departure taxes on such travel
* all air and other transportation within China * the cost of your Chinese visa
* all airport departure taxes on included flight * personal insurance
* all accommodations (double occupancy) * personal items such as extra beverages at meals, food or snacks at times other than regular meal times, laundry, telephone, fax or Internet/E-mail access charges, film, fees for taking photographs or videos in certain locations, fees for changing money, individual transfers, medical expenses, excess baggage fees, customs duties, shopping and tips or gratuities.
* all Chinese meals (including one glass of beverage)
* transfers and permits
* entry fees for sightseeing attractions
* services of your guide throughout the trip
* drop off service at the airport of departure for leaving China
* personal items such as extra beverages at meals, food or snacks at times other than regular meal times, laundry, telephone, fax or Internet/E-mail access charges, film, fees for taking photographs or videos in certain locations, fees for changing money, individual transfers, medical expenses, excess baggage fees, customs duties, shopping and tips or gratuities.
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