8 days / Around Myanmar

From $1090
Group size private
Depart Daily
Tour ID MMA8
Culture
History
Boat Trip
Discovery

See the Best of Myanmar with a 8-day tour that’ll take you from Yangon to Bagan, Mandalay, Heho! Explore the famous sights of each area, seeing the most famous Sule Pagoda Pagoda and so much more.

			

Day 1: Yangon / Arrival

Upon arrival, we welcome you and transfer you to Yangon for sightseeing.

Start the tour by visiting Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda to see a 70 meter long reclining Buddha statue around the size of a blue whale. Continue travelling downtown, where you will have a chance to explore the local life of Burmese in China Town.

Our next visit is at Shwedagon Pagoda. No Myanmar expedition can be considered truly great if it’s lacking a visit to the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda. See the Shwedagon Pagoda in sunset when its gilded stupa is bathed in the fading rays of the sun and takes on a magical glow.

We transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: YangonBagan

After enjoying your breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Bagan.

Your first port of call is the Ananda Temple – one of the most exalted of Bagan’s temples, enjoy the splendor of the temple in relative tranquility. Continue to various other temples dotted around the temple plains to experience a variety of architectural styles in the area as well as the artistic wonder of the 9-14th centuries.

Next, we visit to two workshops producing Bagan’s most famous products – lacquer ware and wood crafts. Watch in amazement as the skilled craftsmen use traditional techniques passed down through generations to create beautiful items.

Add-On: SUNSET CRUISE

Late in the afternoon, board a private wooden river boat. During the cruise, we pass several small villages, fishermen, local boats and of course many of the ubiquitous Myanmar Buddhist temples. Enjoy the sunset scenery on the river.

Overnight in Bagan. (B)

Day 3: Bagan

After breakfast at your hotel, your guide and driver will pick you up to start your Bagan excursion.

ADD-ON: HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE OVER BAGAN
An exciting hot-air balloon ride above the Bagan countryside. Observe particular views of Bagan. You’re simply not going to find many other opportunities like this on Earth. (Available from October/November through March)

We visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market, where the locals come to trade fresh produce and other goods daily. Next, visit Shwezigon Pagoda, constructed by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious memorial. Travel over dusty lanes and tree shaded roads past temples and monasteries to a small village. At one of the monasteries, you will participate in a special traditional Buddhist ceremony.

Journey on by horse cart for an excursion that passes two impressive temple: Thatbyinnyu and Dhammayangyi. Take pleasure in an extraordinary sunset from the upper terrace of one of the surrounding temples.

Overnight stay in Bagan. (B)

Day 4: BaganMandalay

After breakfast at hotel, we take a short flight to Mandalay. Arrive Mandalay, we drive to Amarapura, Myanmar’s penultimate royal capital. After that we visit Mahamuni Pagoda and Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, two well known pagoda.

Continue our visit at Kuthodaw Pagoda, frequently dubbed as “The World’s Biggest Book” for its collection of 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings. Then it’s off to the Shwenandaw Monastery, the Golden Monastery which is the only enduring structure from the Royal Palace of the 19th century.

Late afternoon, we move to the legendary U Bein Bridge, which was built in 1782, the longest teakwood bridge worldwide. Enjoy sunset in U Bein Bridge.

Overnight in Mandalay. (B)

Day 5: Mandalay

Morning, head off to Mandalay jetty and embark on a private boat for a relaxed 1 hour journey on the Irrawaddy River to Mingun. We start to visit three impressive and well known pagodas, Mingun Paya and Hsinbyume Pagoda and Sulamani Paya.

Afterwards hop on over to the Mingun Bell that weighs 90 tons and is claimed to be the world’s largest hung, uncracked bell still capable of ringing. Before returning to Mandalay by boat, we stop to see crafting traditional basketry.

Next, you will across the Irrawaddy River in to Sagaing where laid 600 ivory colored pagodas and monasteries. Visit some impressive pagodas such as Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin, U Min Thone Sae and Shin Pin Nan Gyaing. Continue to Sagaing’s local market, a less visited tourist site. And then head over to a small pottery village.

Back to hotel.

Overnight stay in Mandalay. (B)

Day 6: MandalayInle Lake

After breakfast at hotel, we transfer you to the Mandalay airport for flight to Heho.

Upon arrival at the Heho airport, you will proceed to Nyaung Shwe village. Along the way, visit rural workshops that specialize in traditional Shan paper and unique handcrafted umbrellas. We also stop at a monastery of Shwe Yan Pyay to witness the intricate wood carving artwork and craftsmanship of the monks there.

Then, board a private motorboat and begin heading out onto Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular and breathtaking sights. Pass several villages that are built on stilts over the lake, observe the daily activities of the local leg-rowing fishermen and see their ‘floating gardens’.

Proceed our visit at Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery and the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main haven, which contains five sacred images of Buddha decorated in gold leaf.

Then, we can stop for a visit to one making incredible woven items from lotus silk, boat builders (depending on the time of year), a cigar making workshop, blacksmiths or even silver smiths. Return trip by boat back to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Inle. (B)

Day 7: Inle LakeYangon

After breakfast, you’ll pay a visit to the lake’s morning market where people come to sell and trade their wares.

A one-hour boat ride down a small canal will take you to the Pa-Oh village of Indein, positioned on the western shores of Inle Lake. We visit the Indein Pagoda complex, one of the most amazing sites around the shore of the lake. It consists of hundreds of small stupas.

Afternoon, transfer to Heho Airport tfor flight to Yangon. Arrive Yangon, check-in hotel. Rest of the day is your leisure.

Overnight stay in Yangon. (B)

Day 8: Yangon / Departure

Morning, enjoy your breakfast at hotel. Spend your leisure time to explore the city on your own.

It’s time to say goodbye to Myanmar, we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.

End of the tour! (B)


Hotel 3 star 4 star 5 star
Price 1090 1260 1550

Tour price includes:

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Domestic flight as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing on Inle Lake by private boat
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as per mentioned program
  • Truck car fees for Mandalay Hill
  • English speaking guide
  • Pony cart riding in Bagan

Excludes:

  • Drinks
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal expenses

Note: The tour price based on two persons onwards.

Hotels & Accommodation

3 star hotels

HANOI: La Dolce Vita hotel, Golden Rooster hotel, La Suite hotel

SAPA: Panorama Sapa hotel, Vista hotel

HUE: Rosaleen Hue hotel, Serene Palace Hue hotel, Shining Serene Hotel

HOI AN: Hai Au hotel, Kim An hotel, Vinh Hung Library hotel, Thanh Binh 3 hotel

NHA TRANG: Asia Paradise hotel, Majestic Nha Trang Hotel, Paris Nha Trang hotel, Balcony Nha Trang hotel

HO CHI MINH: Le Duy hotel, Elios hotel, Lavender Le Anh Xuan, Cap Town Hotel, Ha Hien Signature hotel

CAN THO: Hau Giang hotel, Anh Dao Mekong hotel, Sai Gon Can Tho hotel

CHAU DOC: Chau Pho hotel, Hung Cuong hotel

PHNOM PENH: King Grand Boutique hotel, Le Grand palace boutique hotel, Flora Boutique hotel

SIEM REAP: The Amazing Residence, Angkor Holiday Hotel, Central Boutique Hotel

Kratie: Mekong Dolphine hotel

VIENTIANE: Aaron Hotel

VANG VIENG: Annecy Hotel 

Xieng Khuang: Vansana Hotel Plain of Jars

Luang Prabang: Villa Mahasok Hotel

YANGON: Hotel Grand United (Ahlone), Hotel Grand United (21st Downtown)

BAGAN: Bawga Theiddhi Hotel, Bagan Umbra Hotel , Bagan View Hotel

MANDALAY: Hotel Amazing Mandalay, Sakura Princess Hotel Mandalay

INLE: Royal Inlay Hotel (Nyaungshwe), Hotel Amazing Nyaung Shwe

NGAPALI BEACH: Thande Beach Hotel, Jade Marina Resort

KYAIKHTIYO: The Eternity Resort, Golden Rock Hotel

KALAW: Hill Top Villa Resort Kalaw, Dream Villa Hotel

MONYWA: Win Unity Resort Hotel

4 star hotels

HANOI: Tirant Hanoi hotel, The Light hotel, Rex hotel, Pearl hotel, Conifer boutique hotel

SAPA: Chau Long Hotel, Sapa Legend hotel, Bamboo hotel

HUE: Emm Hue hotel, Cherish hotel

HOI AN: Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An hotel, Silk Luxury Hoi An hotel, Lantara Boutique hotel, Emm Hoi An hotel

NHA TRANG: Rosaka Nha Trang hotel, Nha Trang Palace hotel

HO CHI MINH: Harmony Saigon Hotel, Eden Star hotel, Golden Central hotel

CAN THO: Iris hotel, West Can Tho hotel, Fortuneland Hotel

CHAU DOC: Victoria Nui Sam Lodge

PHNOM PENH: Queen Grand Boutique Hotel

SIEM REAP: Queen grand boutique hotel, Iroha Garden hotel, Sunway Phnom Penh hotel, Tara Angkor hotel, Somadevi Angkor Boutique, Memorie Angkor Boutique

Kratie: Rajabori Resort

Kapongthom: Glorius hotel & Spa

Shihanuk Ville: Mary Beach Resort, Legacy Resort

VIENTIANE: That Luang d’Or Hotel

Vang Vieng: Inthira Vang Vieng

Xieng Khuang: Vansana Hotel Plain of Jars (DLX) Hotel

Luang Prabang: Souphattra Hotel

YANGON: Esperado Lake View Hotel Yangon, Best Western Green Hill Hotel

BAGAN: Amazing Bagan Resort, Myanmar Treasure Resort

MANDALAY: Eastern Palace Hotel, Yadanarpon Dynasty Hotel

INLE: Ananta Inlay Resort, Myanmar Treasure Resort Inle

NGAPALI BEACH: Amata Resort and Spa, Amazing Ngapali Resort

KYAIKHTIYO: Mountain Top Hotel

KALAW: Royal Kalaw Hill Resort, Kalaw Heritage Hotel

MONYWA: Win Unity Resort Hotel

5 star hotels

HANOI: Hilton Hanoi hotel, Pan Pacific Hanoi hotel

SAPA: Victoria Sapa hotel, Silk Path hotel

HUE: Indochine Palace hotel, Imperial Hue hotel

HOI AN: Sunrise Hoi An Resort, Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa, Silk village Hoi An, Royal hotel Hoi An.

NHA TRANG: Sunrise Beach hotel & Spa, Mia Resort, Novotel Nha Trang, Sheraton NT, Diamond Bay Resort & Spa, Champa Island Nha Trang Resort.

HO CHI MINH: Nikko hotel, Majestic Sai Gon Hotel, Pullman hotel, New World Saigon Hotel.

CAN THO: Victoria Can Tho resort, Vinpearl Can Tho hotel

CHAU DOC: Victoria Chau Doc hotel

PHNOM PENH: Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel , Palace Gate hotel & resort

SIEM REAP: Sokha Angkor Hotel , Sarai Resort & Spa , Ajaili hotel

Shihanuk Ville: Sokha Beach Resort

Vientiane: Green Park Vientiane

Vang Vieng: Riverside Boutique

Xieng Khouang: Vansana Hotel Plain of Jars

Luang Prabang: Luang Prabang View

YANGON: Rose Garden Hotel, Chatrium Royal Lake Hotel Yangon

BAGAN: Aureum Palace Hotel Bagan, Bagan Lodge

MANDALAY: Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort, Rupar Mandalar Resort

INLE: Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min Hotel, Aureum Resort Inle

NGAPALI BEACH: Aureum Palace Hotel Ngapali, Ngapali Bay Villas And Spa

KYAIKHTIYO Limited choices: Mountain Top Hotel 3*

KALAW: Kalaw Heritage Hotel, Kalaw Hill Lodge

MONYWA: Win Unity Resort Hotel


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