Special Extension Tours by JPM

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Miracle Golden Rock ( 2 Day 1 Night )
Day (1) Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Yangon
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By Vehicle from Yangon, head west towards BAGO, a historic city originally founded in 573 AD by Thamala and Wimala, two Mon brothers of noble birth. Visit a typical LOCAL MONASTERY to observe the daily lives of the monks, then continue the lifelike SHWETHALYAUNG RECLINING BUDDHA; the highly venerated SHWEMAWDAW PAYA, which has housed hair relics of the Buddha for over 1000 years. Highlights also include the KYAIK PUN PAYA, with four giant Buddas seated back to back against a square pillar, and the MAHA KALYANI SIMA, or 'Sacred Hall or Ordination'. Afterwards, continue to Kyaitkhtiyo.Overnight in Kyaikhtiyo.


Day (2) Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Yangon
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After Breakfast at hotel, visti to KYAIKHTIYO that one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in Myanmar, the shrine at the top of Mt. Kyaikto seems to defy gravity. Perched on the edge of a sheer cliff is a giant golden boulder topped with a gleaming stupa. Particularly stunning at sunset and sunrise, when a magical atmosphere suffuses the shrine. From Kyaikhtiyo, head towards Yangon through scenic countryside dotted with rice paddies and streams. Stop enroute to observe local people in their daily activities, visiting a MON WEAVING VILLAGE, as well as a POTTERY VILLAGE and BASKETRY VILLAGE. Before reaching Yangon, pay a short visit to the HTAUK KYAN ALLIED WAR CEMETERY. By vehicle from Kyaikhtiyo to Yangon.


Syrium (Day trip)
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Excursion across the river to Thanylin, which was a based during the late 16th century and early 17th century for the notorious Portuguese adventurer Philip De Brito. Visit to KYAIK KHAUK PAGODA that is a large golden temple on the hill to the north and said to contain two Buddha hairs delivered to the site by the great sage himself and visit KYAUKTAN PAGODA, the "mid-river" pagoda, named because of its location on a tiny island in the middle of the river. In the temple are pictures of famous temples or payas throughout Myanmar. Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer to Yangon int’l terminal for departure abroad or transfer to any point within Yangon city limits with tour guide.

( Tips: English speaking tour guide , Entrance fees, Ferry to / from Kyauktan Pagoda )


Twantee Pottery (Day trip)
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Drive to Wadan Jetty; proceed by river cruise to Twante. After visiting the pagoda, called Shwesandaw and the third tallest in the country, explore the daily life of the town itself, stopping to see local cottage industries including bamboo raft making. cotton workshops for which the town is famous. Finish your visit of the town at the Oh Bo pottery quarter, and observe a demonstration of the local pottery making techniques. On the way back to Yangon, enjoy lunch on board.


( Tips: English speaking tour guide , local boat between Yangon and Twante , meal plan as per itinerary; lunch on board )


Walking Tour of Old Yangon (Half Day)
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Transfer to Maha Bandoola Street, the starting point for the tour, and being strolling through Chinatown. This quarter of the city is especially alive during the mornings with fresh markets for vegetables, meat, and flowers. Stop at a typical shop to watch the making of flat rice noodles and rice flour pancakes. Continue into the Indian Quarter, passing Hindu temples, and the Jewish Synagogue and the famous Bogyoke Aung San or Scott's Market. Continue the tour by trishaw, passing colonial style municipal and government offices before ending the tour with a drink at the historic Strand Hotel.

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Salay (Half day)

Breakfast at hotel, overland to Kyaukme`by private car with A/C (approx. (5)hrs. drive), once arrive in Kyauk me`, you may leave your luggage at your Aryoneoo Guest House in Kyauk me`, after fresh up & lunch, then your trekking guide will greet and start (2 Day/ 1 Night) trekking trip to villages around Kyauk me, your guide will escort trekking trip to South / North / West / East of Kyaukme` depends on weather situation (so we do not fix the plan on the trp, hope you may understand!). Overnight at local home stay/monastery in Village. (L=Lunch- on your own,D=Dinner is included package).


Mount Popa (Half day)

A curiously cylindrical hill rising sharply from the surrounding plain, Mount Popa is considered to be the home of Myanmar s most important nats (spirits). Visitors ascend up a winding covered staircase encircling the mountain, observed by the curious monkeys that populate the area. At the top is a monastery and temple complex, with shrines to the 37 nats and a spectacular view over the region.


Excursion to Tant Kyi Taung with a sunset boat ride on the Irrawaddy River (Half day)

Travel by horsecart to the jetty in Old Bagan (only for the clients who are staying at the hotels in Old Bagan), otherwise transfer by vehicle. Crossing the river by boat and continuing by pick-up to TANT KYI TAUNG, also called the Glass Monastery. Perched on a hilltop, this pagoda dates back to 1059 AD, and is surrounded by 32 elephant statues facing all directions. Explore the compound, with the possibility to talk with the resident monks. Walk around the compound before continue by boat on the river, exploring some of the sandbanks and local farms.


Excursion to Kyauk Gu U min with sunset boat ride on the Irrawaddy River (Half day)

Travel by boat to the KYAUK GU UMIN, a cave temple on the banks of the Irrawaddy, with notable sandstone carvings and a colossal Buddha images. Continue downriver back towards Bagan, watching life along the riverbanks.


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Pyin Oo Lwin – Kyaukme` – Hsipaw – Mandalay (4 Day / 3 Night )
Day (1) Mandalay – Kyaukme` (trekking) (with English Language Station Guide)

Breakfast at hotel, overland to Kyaukme`by private car with A/C (approx. (5)hrs. drive), once arrive in Kyauk me`, you may leave your luggage at your Aryoneoo Guest House in Kyauk me`, after fresh up & lunch, then your trekking guide will greet and start (2 Day/ 1 Night) trekking trip to villages around Kyauk me, your guide will escort trekking trip to South / North / West / East of Kyaukme` depends on weather situation (so we do not fix the plan on the trp, hope you may understand!). Overnight at local home stay/monastery in Village. (L=Lunch- on your own,D=Dinner is included package).


Day (2) Village (trekking) – Kyaukme` (with English Language Station Guide)

Breakfast in village. Motorbiking until to reach villages as much as and stop over and trek to top of the mountains,on the way you may visit hill tribes villages of Palaung, Shan and Gawrakha return to mortorbike and return to Kyaukme for about(06:30)Pm. Overnight at Aryoneoo Guest House in Kyauk me`. (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch are included package, D=Dinner on your own).


Day (3) Kyaukme`–Hsipaw(Bus,Boat,light trekking) (with English Language Station Guide)

Breakfast at your guest house (take away packed breakfast), you may take public express bus from Kyaukme`(approx. (30)min drive), as soon as arrive in Hsipaw, your English Speaking Trekking guide will pick you up and start sightseeing after check-in of your accommodation and fresh up. Firstly, (3) hrs. walking (round trip); farmers’ villages, the panoramic scenery of paddy, seasonal crops, mountain, river, living style of Shan Villages, home wife home business (hand fan, basket with weaving bamboo, cheroot rolling). Afterwards, take lunch on your own, then in the evening, 4 hrs. (go & back) boat trip, take 1 hrs boat ride upstream river for nice scenery with the mountain, valley, fruit plantations along the river. Stop boat riding to take short trekking up the hill through fruit plantation for (45) minutes to visit old Tai (SHAN) monastery which is 150 yrs old, (if time permit with extra cost), you may visit Buddha statue of thin bamboo strip, Lay Htet Bagan; ancient ruined pagoda as if Bagan and proceed to Tain Taung to enjoy the sunset @ Nine Pagodas of Mt. Sunset. Overnight in Hsipaw. (B)


Hsipaw – Naung Cho – Mandalay (By Train) (without English Language Guide)

Breakfast at hotel, about (08:30) am. Take the train to Nyaung Cho to pass Gokteik Viaduct amongst hazy mountains for about <(1) hr on the bridge of Viaduct>, a 2260-foot long bridge that spans a rocky, 320-foot-deep gorge in Shan State. When it was built more than 100 years age by th US based Pennsylvania and Maryland Bridge Construction company, it was the second-highest viaduct in the world where you may take a photo as well return to Mandalay , you may get a feeling un-forgottable trip of Hsipaw will be end on the way. (B)


As suggested plan: (By Train, Private Car) Breakfast at hotel, about (09:00) am. Take the train to Nyaung Cho to pass Gokteik Viaduct amongst hazy mountains for about <(1) hr on the bridge of Viaduct>, a 2260-foot long bridge that spans a rocky, 320-foot-deep gorge in Shan State. When it was built more than 100 years age by th US based Pennsylvania and Maryland Bridge Construction company, it was the second-highest viaduct in the world where you may take a photo as wellreturn to Mandalay , you may get a feeling un-forgottable trip of Hsipaw will be end on the way. About (01:00) pm., you will be arriving in Nyaung Cho station where your private tour car is stand by to pick you up already, then return to Mandalay. (If time permit) En-route visit Pyin Oo Lwin, formerly known as Maymyo through beautiful twisting and turning road winding through road side villages (approx 1 ½ hour). Maymyo is famous for its climate weather, a popular hill station of the British during colonial Day in Myanmar. Maymyo impresses with its many churches, colonial styled buildings with gables, turrets and chimneys etc. Horse-drawn carriages still play major role in transport means. Continue visit enchanting Maymyo market with multicolored flowers and vegetables and botanical garden of 432 acres "laid out by Sir Harcourt Butler, former Governor of Burma" to observe the conservation of diverse botanical species around the world.

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“New Tourist site in Shan State (Unspoiled countryside with green & beautiful scenery)”
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It is small & incredible white painted pagoda on the top of Mt. Nagapat so called “Lone Nagapat Pagoda”. We are pleased to share the brand new information on “Lone Nagapat Pagoda” from my friends and we introduce it to our esteemed clients who arrived at office as work-in clients and some are from online. We can able to reach to “Lone Nagapat Pagoda” by overland; the route as below; Junction of Aung Ban and Kalaw onwards to Loikaw Hi-way Road (appox. 16 km.) passing Tee-Kyiate, Pinlaung from where drive (approx. 6.5 km.) to west of Loikaw Hi-way Road. We reach to “Lone Nagapat Pagoda” which is unspoiled tourist place and brand new tourist destination in Shan State. We grantee you may achieve the very bran new tourist interest place and incredible green & very beautiful scenery with fresh air. We enclosed the photo that you may have a look it at.



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