Arrive in Kunming
, meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon take a visit to Bamboo Temple where you can see “the sculpture treasure of Orient” – 500 colorful clay Buddhas which were made 100 years ago.
One day tour visit Stone Forest. A typical Karst formation, the Stone Forest covers an area of more than three hundred square kilometers. Scientific research has shown that what is now the Stone Forest was 270 million years ago an immense expanse of water with a vast stretch of limestone sediment formed over the years on the seafloor. As a result of the crustal movement, the seabed rose gradually and a large piece of land thus came into being. Exposed to rains and winds, eroded by the elements, the strange-looking limestone ranges were shaped by time. About 200 million years ago numerous stone peaks, pillars, and stalagmites rose abruptly from the ground and towered into the sky, extending now as far as the eye can see, looking like a vast forest of stone, hence the name "the Stone Forest". In the evening try Mushroom Hot Pot as dinner.
In the morning we begin our Burma Road Trip. Drive from Kunming
to Chuxiong ( about 220km by old Burma Road ).
In the morning drive from Chuxiong to Dali ( about 200km by Old Burma Road ).
Morning cruise on Erhai Lake, is the largest highland lake next to Dianchi and one of the seven biggest fresh water lakes in the China. It means, “sea shaped like and ear” in Chinese. Implying that the lake is ear shaped and as large as a sea, hence it was so named. The lake coves an area of 250 square kilometers and is located about two kilometers east of Dali
. In the afternoon visit Three Pagodas which known as the Chongsheng Santa and situated on top of the ruins of Chongsheng Monastery, the Three Pagodas lie one kilometer northwest of Dali
and located on the slope of Mount Cangshan.
In the morning visit Xizou Morning Market, Bai Nationality Village. Then drive from Dali
to Baoshan ( about 250km by Old Burma Road ).
Overnight in Baoshan
Drive to Tengchong. ( 170 km, 4.5 hours ). Sightseeing begins with the lovely Heshun Village, one of the most beautiful villages in China with its impressive library of over 70,000 books, well preserved houses and courtyards. Then, for perfect relaxation to the Hot Springs ( Rehai ).
Overnight in Tengchong.
Today we tour this spectacular and different part of China featuring volcanoes, hot springs and geysers.
Drive to Ruilli – 3 hours, 270km, on the border of Burma and a vibrant market town - the home of Jade exchange in China.
Day 10 RUILI – MUSE – LASHIO
Cross the border and meet our Myanmar guide on the other side driving towards Lashio. Lunch is taken at a local restaurant. Arrive in Lashio in the afternoon.
Day 11 LASHIO – MAYMYO – MANDALAY
In the early morning visit the local market in Lashio. Drive to Pyin oo lwin (Maymyo), a former British Hill Station. Lunch is on the terrace of Kandawgyi Lodge.
Day 12 MANDALAY – AMARAPURA – MANDALAY
After breakfast, drive to Amarapura then the Taungthaman Lake. After lunch, visit Mahamuni pagoda, Mandalay's most fabled religious monument . Continue to Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung to see a superb traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda engraved with Buddhist scriptures.
Day 13 MANDALAY – R.V PAUKAN 2007 IRRAWADDY RIVER
After breakfast, to R.V Paukan 2007 for river journey to BAGAN. Visit of the Mingun Pagoda Complex. Moor
O/N at a sandbank mid-stream.
Day 14 R.V PAUKAN 2007
Early in the morning cruise downstream. . Enjoy the sunrise over Sagaing Hill. After breakfast passengers can go ashore to visit Sagaing. In the afternoon stop at Yandabo where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. Cruise all day and moor O/N near a river village. Moor
O/N near the village of Shwe nann tint.
Day 15 R.V PAUKAN 2007 – BAGAN
Early in the morning proceed down river to Bagan. After breakfast (if time permits) visit another typical river village. Enjoy the sunrise near Bagan. Passengers will disembark near Wetk Yi-Inn Village 4 km. north of Old Bagan. After disembarkation, transfer to your hotel for check-in.Many highlights including Manuha Temple and Myingaba Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, a Mon-style temple renowned for its fine frescoes, preserved by UNESCO. A visit to Bupaya on the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River, a perfect spot to enjoy a magnificent sunset, will conclude the day.
Day 16 BAGAN – HEHO – INLE LAKE
After breakfast, flight to Heho. Upon arrival, drive to Nyaung Shwe and then boat to your hotel. After check-in, start your exploration of Inle Lake with a boat excursion. Enjoy dinner
Day 17 INLE LAKE
Breakfast at the hotel. Today to Maing Tauk Village on the eastern shore of the lake. By boat to a local restaurant built on stilts over the lake for lunch. In the afternoon to the Western shore of Inle Lake to a path leading to the hidden Inn Thein Pagoda complex. Enjoy dinner
Day 18 INLE – HEHO – YANGON
After breakfast, flight to Yangon. On arrival, see the Sule Pagoda, in the heart of Yangon. Take a short walking tour of the Bo Gyoke Aung San Market.Many beautiful buildings The day ends at Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most spectacular religious monuments in the world, surrounded by an array of temples, shrines and pavilions. Enjoy dinner
Day 19 YANGON DEPARTURE
Transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure international flight.