Perfect Myanmar Tour
This 9-day tour starts traveling at Yangon and its spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda, the core of the city, and it continues to Bagan, one of Southeast Asia’s architectural wonders and the Myanmar’s significant attraction, including thousands of temples in 40 square-mile. There will be time for a visit to the nearby Mt. Popa, an important pilgrimage destination in Myanmar, before moving towards Mandalay and the ancient capitals Amarapura and Inwa (Ava). The beautiful world unique of Inle Lake will be the perfect place to relax before returning to Yangon.
|Trip-Duration:||9 days & 8nights|
|Route:||Yangon – Bagan – Mt. Popa – Mandalay – Amarapura – Mingun – Heho – Nyaung Shwe – Inle-Lake – Yangon|
|Activities:||sightseeing by car, Horse cart and exploration by boat in Inlay lake.|
|Tour Operates:||Throughout the Year/ Upon Request|
|Tour Date:||You may commence whenever you wish.|
|Tour Customizable:||Flexible and you can tell us your specific requirements and we do adjustment for your trip setting.|
Day 01: Yangon arrival
Arrival at Yangon International Airport where you will be welcomed by our experienced English-speaking guide (or) your preferred language guide. Transfer to the hotel to spend some time for your relaxation. Then, we will make the most of our first day in Myanmar visiting one of the world’s most spectacular monuments: the Shwedagon Pagoda, the exceptional and can say the ‘heart’ of Myanmar. The pagoda is believed to be 2,600 years old and the central golden stupa is surrounded by dozens of intricately adorned edifices and statues. The pagoda is the public center of Yangon, and there are always many Myanmar people praying and offerings there. Transfer to the hotel and Overnight in Yangon. (if your arrival is in the morning, full day sightseeing will be followed)
Day 02: Yangon – Bagan
After having breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport and departure to Bagan by flight (approximately 1h and 20 minutes). Arriving in Nyaung-U airport, first we will visit the Nyaung-U morning market to see people’s ways of life. We will continue the day with visits to the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan, including the Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th as a religious shrine; the Ananda Temple, a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, and the adjacent brick monastery with the beautiful well-preserved 18th century murals; the Thatbinnyu Temple, also known as the “temple of omniscience” and dating from 1144; and the Sulamani temple. Transfer to the hotel and leisure. In the afternoon, you will visit one of the most treasured handicrafts in Myanmar, a lacquer ware home workshop near Myingabar village. The next stop will be the massive Damayangyi Temple, before experiencing a local horse-cart ride while enjoying the sunset. Transfer to the hotel and overnight in Bagan.
Day 03: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan
After having breakfast at the hotel, our guide will come to pick up at the hotel and about 1-hour directly drive to Mt. Popa. On the way to Mt. Popa, You’ll see toddy planters’ life and process of jiggery and peanut oil making. You can see their scale of working on the tall toddy tree without safety belt or equipment. If interest, you can have a taste of early collected sweet toddy juice from toddy tree. MT. Popa (now a national park) is believed to be the sacred home of the Nats (celestial being). On top of a rocky crag is a picturesque complex of monasteries, pagodas and shrines, which can be climbed to via a winding, covered footpath with 777 steps of staircase. Drive back to Bagan and on the way visit to some villages near Bagan. In the evening we will get aboard on a local river boat to enjoy the sunset in Irrawaddy river. Back to hotel and overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Mandalay
After the breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Nyaung-U airport and departure to Mandalay by domestic flight (approx. 30 min). Arrive to Mandalay, initially, we will visit to Amarapura (45 minutes’ drive from airport) and visit the 200 years old one-mile long U Bein Teak Bridge and the Mahagandayone Monastery, where about thousands of monks live and study. Time permitting, we will have the opportunity to observe the monks having their last meal of the day in total silence. We will also visit a traditional hand-woven silk workshop.
Then, we will go to the former Royal Capital of Inwa (Ava), Strategically located on the confluence of Irrawaddy, and Myitnge rivers, and in the main rice-growing Kyaukse District of Upper Burma ,across with a local boat ( about 10 minutes). Visit Inwa by charming horse-drawn carriage, passing through the ancient’s city walls to visit an impressive monastery of Maha Aungmye Bonzan, built of brick and stucco is also popularly known as Me Nu Ok Kyaung (lit. “Me Nu’s Brick Monastery”) was built in 1818 by Nanmadaw Me Nu, the famous Chief Queen of Bagyidaw, for the residence of her religious Preceptor, the venerable Nyaunggan Sayadaw. Then, visit to the Nanmyint Watch Tower (outside): the remaining part of the palace building nickname ‘leaning tower of Ava’. After that continue to Bagaya Monastery “Monastic college” where the royals were educated as well as famous for its ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. Drive back to Mandalay and transfer to the hotel and overnight in Mandalay.
Day 05: Mandalay – Mingun -Mandalay
After the breakfast at the hotel, our company guide will transfer to the jetty and start the excursion by local boat to Mingun. (Approx.1 hour). “Men may come and men may go, but I go on forever”… the Irrawaddy is humming. The Mingun Pathodawgyi is incomplete monument stupa, built as one of the world’s largest relish by King Bodaw Paya in 1970 which was intentionally left unfinished. The Phahtodawgyi is seen as the physical manifestations of the well-known eccentricities of Bodawpaya. He set up an observation post on an island off Mingun to personally supervise the construction of the temple. The temple serves more as an attraction than a religious site. However, a small shrine with a Buddha image still serves its purpose as a place of worship and meditation. Pondaw paya (A miniature of Mingun pathodawgyi or a working model of the stupa) can be seen nearby. King Bodawpaya had a gigantic bell cast to go with his huge stupa. The Mingun Bell, weighing at 90 tons, is today the second largest ringing bell and the heaviest functioning bell in the world! After that visit to Mya Theindan Pagoda the perfect version of the legendary Mount Meru – the mythical axis at the center of the Buddhist cosmos. The pagoda includes seven concentric terraces which represent the seven mountains which rise up to Mount Meru. Some of them contain small mythical creatures such as Ogres, Serpents, or Nagas, and the Nats, or the Spirits In the afternoon, sail back to Mandalay then don’t miss to visit the 729 stone slabs of the Kuthodaw Pagoda with the entire Buddhist scriptures. The climb upwards the 1,729 steps to Mandalay Hill will reward you with a firm and sound sleep.Overnight at Mandalay.
Day 06: Mandalay – Heho – Nyaung Shwe – Inle Lake
After the breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Mandalay airport and departure to Heho by flight (approx. 30 minutes flying). After arriving in Heho, we will drive to Nyaung Shwe jetty, located on the edge of Inle Lake, famous for its unique leg rowers (about 1.5-hour drive). From Nyaung Shwe, we will proceed to Inle lake by local boat and do the check-in at the hotel. Next, we will get on an excursion by boat around Inle Lake, heading to the middle of the lake to find Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in Southern Shan State. On the way we will come across some of lake’s floating villages and gardens, where fruits and vegetables are grown just on the island floating over the lake. We will also visit some traditional handicrafts workshops, such as silk weaving and lotus weaving on wooden handlooms, boat making workshop, a silversmith and blacksmith shop from there excurse to the cheroot, Shan paper and umbrella work shop. The last stop will be at Ngaphechaung Monastery, the most famous and ancient monestry in Inle Lake. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Inle Lake.
Day 07: Inle Lake – Indein – Inle Lake
The breakfast at the hotel. After having breakfast at the hotel, heading to Inn Dein by boat. On the western bank of Inle Lake, lies the small village of Indein with hundreds of ancient pagodas of many shapes and sizes and in various states of ruin. Some of them have been restored, but most are in the crumbling state overgrown with bushes. The village is reached only by boat through the Inn Dein creek, a long narrow foliage-cloaked canal that wind through the dense overgrowth. The scenic 8-kilometer boat ride from Inle Lake can be made only in the rainy season and winter, and not in summer as the water becomes too shallow. There are two sets of pagodas around Indein — Nyaung Ohak and Shwe Inn Thein. Return back to hotel to enjoy the sunset. Overnight in Inle lake
Day 08: Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon
After the breakfast at hotel, transfer to Heho airport to take a flight to Yangon (Approx. 1 hour 20 min flying). Once in Yangon we will start the city tour heading to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see a huge reclining Buddha image. The next visit to the Karaweik Royal Barge, a royal floating barge on a lake with a fantastic photo view. Check-in to your hotel and have some refreshment. In the afternoon there will be time for some free shopping at the Bogyoke Market (Scott market), with hundreds of food shops, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores. In the evening, a walking tour around Yangon’s colonial style city center and china town. A photo stop at Maha Bandoola Park with the background theme of Independent Monument, High Court and the City Hall. Then pay visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments, the Shwedagon Pagoda: its golden stupa is the ‘heart’ of Myanmar. The pagoda is believed 2,600 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar people pilgrims and making offering at Pagoda. Enjoy the sunset and back to the hotel. Overnight in Yangon
Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Yangon
Remark: The Bogyoke market will close every Monday and Gazette Holidays.
Day 09: Yangon departure
After the breakfast at hotel, free time until check out. Guide will pick up and transfer to Yangon International Airport and departure with souvenir to share your best moments that one of the best places you have visited. The trip ends with full of stories to bring back home.
- 8 Nights’ Accommodation in Double/Twin bedded rooms with daily breakfast
- All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with driver mentioned in program
- Domestic flight ticket: Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Heho – Yangon with taxes
- Meals as listed in the itinerary (Meals: Daily breakfast at hotel plus any other booked meals)
- Private Boat trip & Horse cart trip as mentioned in the itinerary
- Experienced English-speaking local tour guide in each city.
- All entrance fees & Zone Fees for sightseeing mentioned in the program.
- Mineral water
- Government tax & Service tax
- Early check in and late check-out from hotel
- Food and Beverages not listed in the program
- Visa (Visa Arrangements) to Myanmar
- Tips for guides, drivers and porters for luggage
- Travel insurance
- Additional tour trip
- International airfares and International airport tax in Yangon (US$15.00 per person)
- Expenditure of personal nature, such as camera fees, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, porter charges, etc.
- Supplement charges for other language guides on request
- Services that are not listed in above inclusions.
1. Infant 2 years and younger will be charged some% of adult fare according to Airline.
2. Hotel and Meals for Child age 0- 5 years will be free accompanied with adults on sharing basis.
3. Child age 6- 11 years – will be charged at 50 % of the adult price.
4. Child age 12 and above will be considered as an adult price.
1. 5 weeks prior to arrival 50 %
2. 2 weeks prior to arrival 75 %
3. Less than 2 weeks and no show 100 %
4. Services not utilized after the commencement of the tour; no refund would be given.
Minimum 2 Persons
Rates and Conditions
Please note that only reservation will be made upon receiving of written confirmation and will book the requested services after receiving the confirmation. Until then the proposed hotels and services are subject to availability. If proposed hotels or services are no longer available at time of confirmation, we will book adequate alternatives. The rate may change in such a case.
The above itinerary is indicative and some details may change according to conditions and availability; you will always be informed of such changes.
There may be changes to estimated prices depending on air fuel cost, domestic airfares, US$ exchange rates and festive season surcharge. All supplemental cost to be advised.
 Price per person based on two-person tour (twin hotel room sharing basis) during high season (October to April). Larger groups will pay less per person, single person purchase will mean a higher price.
Option 1, Option 2, Option 3
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