14 Days package for Myanmar

You will grab all specialty of Myanmar in this package. Explore the three famous cities of Myanmar including Yangon, Inle Lake, Bagan and Mandalay. Experience the peaceful atmosphere and natural scenery along the travel. Understand the most wonderful architecture in the complex of ancient temples, pagodas and monuments
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DAY 1: YANGON ARRIVAL (Meals: No)

DAY 2: YANGON CITY TOUR (Meals: B)

DAY 3: YANGON – FLY TO MANDALAY – SIGHTSEEING (Meals: B)

DAY 4: MANDALAY – MINGUN – MANDALAY HILL (Meals: B)

DAY 5: MANDALAY – DRIVE TO MONYWA (B)

DAY 6: MONYWA – PAKKOKU – BAGAN (Meals: B)

DAY 7: BAGAN (Meals: B)

DAY 8: BAGAN (Meals: B)

DAY 9: BAGAN – HEHO – INLE LAKE (Meals: B)

DAY 10: INLE – INDEIN (Meals: B)

DAY 11: INLE – HEHO – YANGON (Meals: B)

DAY 12: YANGON – GOLDEN ROCK (Meals: B)

DAY 14: YANGON - DEPARTURE (Meals: B)

Mingalabar and welcome to Myanmar!

The former capital Yangon, also known as Rangoon, remains Myanmar largest city and continues to be the country's the most important commercial hub and gateway for most of its international visitors. Its colonial background and religious legacy make it one of the most mesmerizing and genuine places in all of Southeast Asia.

Upon arrival at the airport you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to you hotel for check in. (Note: check in time at most hotels is 14.00; early check-in is subject to availability).

Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Yangon.

Meals included: No

This morning, your full day sightseeing excursion of the legendary of Yangon will be started with a visit of the Chinatown where you truly immerse into the bustle of the colorful little China. Yangon's Chinatown features vibrant night market, where you can enjoy specialties of Burma such as different kinds of cakes, Shan noodle, etc.

Continue your trail to Botahtaung Pagoda- one of interesting religious destinations of Myanmar. The Botataung Pagoda was a famous Land-mark on Yangon’s waterfront. Pagoda is hollow inside and you can walk through it.

Make a short sightseeing tour around the city center where you will be enchanted by magnificent of colonial buildings. Stop for a quick look at Sule Pagoda, City Hall, Independence Monument and high court before enjoying amazing shopping in Bogyoke Aung San market.

Take a walk around Kandawgyi Lake where you can catch the views of the nearby Shwedagon Pagoda and Karaweik (Hansa Bird) badge. Take your time in the late afternoon to visit majestic pagoda of Shwedagon Pagoda to delve into the exceptional architecture of the structure.

Meals included: Breakfast

A short flight takes you from Yangon to Mandalay this morning! Mandalay, the second largest city of Myanmar and one of the ancient royal capitals is often perceived and described in literature as Asia at its most traditional, timeless and alluring but those who go meet a booming and vibrant city located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. However, despite the energy and thriving business it's where the cultural heart of Myanmar lies and tradition of music, dance and drama are still alive. Upon arrival in Mandalay you will across the Irrawaddy River in to Sagaing. With 600 ivory colored pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is generally seen as the spiritual hub of Myanmar and claims residence to around 3,000 monks and nearly 100 meditation shrines. You’ll visit pagodas such as Swan Oo PonNya Shin, U Min ThoneSae and Shin Pin Nan Gyaing. Continue to Sagaing’s local market, a less visited tourist site. We’ll head over to a small pottery village which is recognized for manufacturing ubiquitous water pots to observe the tradesmen here applying their traditional methods for producing their goods.Next it’s on to Ava which was the standing capital from the 14th through the 18th centuries. Cross the small river by ferry and travel in a traditional horse and carriage to the wooden Bagaya Monastery renowned for its extraordinarily elaborate woodcarvings. Be sure to check out the Nanmyint Watch Tower - also called “the leaning tower of Ava“ - which is what’s left from the remnants of the ancient palace and MahaAungmyeBonzan Monastery. Return back across the river and drive to Amarapura, Myanmar’s penultimate royal capital. Amarapura means “City of Immortality”, though its period as capital was relatively brief. You will start Mahagandayon monastery, home to more than a thousand young monks and renowned as a centre for monastic study and strict religious discipline. Continue on foot or by bus a short distance to the legendary U Bein Bridge, which was built in 1782 when Amarapura was the Royal center of attention. It spans 1.2 km across the shallow Taungthaman Lake and is said to be the longest teakwood bridge worldwide. Enjoy this very special atmosphere as the late afternoon sun casts long shadows and illuminates the local people heading home. Sunset in U Bien Bridge. Lunch and Dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Mandalay

Meals included: Breakfast

Head off to Mandalay jetty and embark on a private boat for a relaxed 1 hour journey on the Irrawaddy River to Mingun, which is famous for massive unfinished Pahtodawgyi pagoda, built at the end of the 18th century and Mingun bell- the largest bell in the world.

Explore Mandalay Royal Palace which is covered by beautiful canals and visit Shwenandaw Monastery, which is famous for Buddhist carvings. Continue the visit to Kuthodaw pagoda you will have chance to contemplate the World's Largest Book, which included 729 Marble Stone Slabs of Buddhist Scriptures and each stone slab hold on the small shrine. At the end of tour, let’s stop at the Mandalay Hill, in order to watch the beautiful sunset. Surely, you will have compelling moment to relax and see the whole of the city. Meals on your own, overnight in Mandalay.

Meals included: Breakfast

After having a breakfast, leave Mandalay to Monywa to explore typical landscapes. Monywa is located 136 km northwest of Mandalay. It takes about four hours to reach Monywa by road. During the trip, you will have chance to see stupas and monasteries, spread the surrounding hills. From the Irrawaddy River, you will have the panoramic view of the main monastery.

Then we will depart to Thanboddhay Pagoda, dated back to 14th century and Bodditatuang Pagoda, where have thousands of Buddhist images. In the afternoon, you will have chance to witness artisans weave cotton blankets and make lacquerware. Admire the sunset on the top of a pagoda for relaxing.

Meals on your own. Overnight in Monywa.

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast pick up from hotel. Leave Monywa in the morning for drive to Pakokku (about 4 hours). Pakkoku is a thriving market town renowned particularly for manufacturing the velvet sandals worn by much of the country’s population and you will have the chance to visit one of the manufacturers in operation.

After a ride round the town and a picnic lunch (on your own account) you will board a private river boat for the idyllically relaxing two hour cruise down the Irrawaddy back to Bagan.

Meals on your own. Overnight in Bagan. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Discover the best of Bagan today! Not simply a chance to see the splendid Bagan temples, this excursion also introduces you to the Burmese culture, allows you to see traditional craftsmen at work and takes you up the mighty Irrawaddy River to a decidedly unusual ‘cave’ temple! Your fist port of call is an elevated temple with its panoramic views of the Bagan plains. This viewpoint will give you a taste of the sheer number of temples as well as some of their distinctive styles. From here you will have a look around the Ananda Temple – one of the most exalted of Bagan’s temples. We will ensure that our tour reaches this point before the majority of tourist arrive, enabling you to 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. Traveling amid the temples you will get a taste of rural Bagan life in this ‘living museum’ setting where farmers and families work amongst the monuments.

Next on the agenda is your chance to learn more about the local culture with a 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

Meals included: Breakfast

The morning will start off with an exciting hot-air balloon ride above the Bagan countryside. You will observe one-of-a-kind views when the sun begins to rise over the Irrawaddy River and various stupas in the region. You’re simply not going to find many other opportunities like this on Earth. (Only available from October/November through March)

After breakfast at your hotel, your guide and driver will pick you up to start your Bagan excursion. It’s off to the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market, where the locals come to trade fresh produce and other goods daily. From here you will have a look around the Old Bagan starting with a visit of the renowned 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.

From here you will journey on by horse cart for an excursion that passes Thatbyinnyu, the tallest temple in Bagan, gigantic Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork, and of course, Sulamani Temple. Take pleasure in an extraordinary sunset from the upper terrace of one of the surrounding temples.

Lunch and Dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Bagan.

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning return to the Mandalay airport for the flight to Heho, in the heart of the Shan State.  Upon arrival at the Heho airport, you will proceed to Nyaung Shwe village. Along the way, you will have an opportunity to visit rural workshops that specialize in traditional Shan paper and unique handcrafted umbrellas. Also, be sure to stop in at the teak monastery of Shweyanpyay to witness the intricate wood carving artwork and craftsmanship of the monks there.

Then you will board a private motorboat and begin heading out onto Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular and breathtaking sights. Its calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, to which scenic hills provide the perfect backdrop. Along the way you will pass several villages that are built on stilts over the lake, which are inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the daily activities of the local leg-rowing fishermen and see their ‘floating gardens’, which are built up from strips of water hyacinth, earth and anchored to the bottom of the lake with bamboo poles. Drive to your hotel.

Lunch and Dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Inle Lake. 

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you’ll pay a visit to the lake’s morning market (the market is open every day apart from dark moon and full moon calendar days). The market’s location rotates between the lake’s villages in a 5 days schedule and is also visited daily by the lake’s inhabitants as well as the surrounding natives who also come to sell and trade their wares. A 1-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.

Take a leisurely stroll around the village before ascending the moss-covered stairway to the top of a hill. Once you’ve arrived at the summit, you will be greeted buy an iconic Buddha image which sits enshrined among hundreds of stupa ruins and overgrown shrubbery. Here, from the peak, you will also be rewarded with mesmerizing views of the placid surroundings. The Indein Pagoda complex is undoubtedly one of the most amazing sites around the shore of the lake and it consists of hundreds of small stupas which are overrun by moss and greenery. Then it’s time to embark on a 45 minutes trek to Sae Ma village. Along the way, you’ll enjoy the natural beauty and panoramic vistas of the area while basking under the shade of the bamboo grooves in the area. Upon arrival at the village, observe the daily lifestyles of the rural inhabitants. On your boat ride back, should time allow, you'll stop at the Inthar Heritage House to learn more about the history and culture of the lake's indigenous people and enjoy a delicious coffee and cake (snack break not included). As an exciting day comes to close transfer back to your hotel for some well-deserved relaxation.

Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Inle Lake.

Meals included: Breakfast

Breakfast will be served at your hotel before driving by a combination of boat and car to the Heho Airport (1-1.5 hour) for a short flight back to Yangon. Free at your leisure. Meals on your account. Overnight in Yangon

Meals included: Breakfast

Start up a new day with a drive on a scenic way full of lush paddy fields to a small town of Kyaikhtiyo and the 'base camp' of Kinpun. In the afternoon, we will transfer to the mountain by a local truck/bus. Or if you would like to transport by Private trucks, you can ask your guide to arrange with extra costs. Then we will spend about 1 hour to climb to the Golden Rock, which is the miracle Buddhist wonder of Myanmar. (If you are unwilling to trekking, you can hire four porters to carry in a sedan chair). It is the third most well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Myanmar. The glided pagoda with 7.3-meter-high built on the top of a granite boulder cover with gold leaf pasted on by devotees.

At the end of the day, you will watch the beautiful sunset from Mount Kyaikhtiyo, if the weather nice.

Transfer back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

The morning comes with the journey to the Golden Rock to watch the sunrise. Enjoy nice breakfast and then walk down the mountain and transfer back to your car, or you can walk all the way down to the base camp at Kinpun.

We will continue the trip to Bago by car in order to visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda, is the tallest stupa in Myanmar. Along with the Shwedagon and Kyaiktiyo, it is also one of the most sacred pagodas in Myanmar. Here you will be impressed by the majestic beauty of the temple as well as contemplate the Shwethalyaung Buddha, the most beautiful Reclining Buddha.

In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to Kyaikpun Pagoda to see the four Buddha images named Kakusandha, Konagamana, Kassapa, and Gautama, seated back to back to different directions.

Additionally, you can take an optional visit to British War Cemetery near Htauk Kyan on the return back to Yangon.

Meals on your own. Overnight in Yangon.

Meals included: Breakfast

Free until transfer to Yangon International Airport to take your departure flight home. Meals on your account. Ends of tour services.

Meals included: Breakfast