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A glimpse of Myanmar

Catch a glimpse of the “Golden Land” with this compact 7-day tour of fascinating Myanmar. Pray with pilgrims at Yangon Sule and Shwedagon Pagoda, bask in stunning sunsets from U-bein Bridge and Bagan’s many ancient temples, and rejuvenate in the mountain air of Inle Lake.

Language spoken on tour

English

Places visited

Yangon Bagan Inle Lake Mandalay
Days

7

Type of tour

Private

Hotel

From

US$1687

highlights

Day 1 : Welcome to Yangon

Min-ga-la-ba and welcome to the former capital city of Myanmar, Yangon. Formerly known as Rangoon due to the influence of British colonialism, this former capital of Burma is still the most influential city in the country.

Upon arrival to Yangon, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to the lakeside boutique Chatrium Hotel among lush greenery surrounding the famous Kandawgyi Lake with breathtaking views of the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda. Enjoy your day free at leisure to explore Yangon on your own.

Meals: No meals

Accomodation: Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon

Day 2 : Enjoy a snack at a local tea shop in Yangon

Rise and shine to your first full Burmese day! Enjoy a classic breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the busy streets of India Town in the downtown area of Yangon. Hop on to the circle line commuter train at the Yangon Central Train Station to experience a real-life look into the daily life of the inhabitants of Yangon.

After a 45-minute ride, disembark for a visit to Chaukhtatgyi Paya, home to a 70-meter-long reclining Buddha, and Sule Pagoda, one of the most important religious sites and meeting points in Yangon.

Stop for a snack at a local tea shop with an array of treats and delicious teas or coffees to participate in another wonderful daily life activity to the Burmese. Gathering at tea shops is a local custom and you will see all manner of folks stopping by to conduct business and socialize.

Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation: Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon

Day 3 : Have a bicycle tour to explore important sites in Bagan

After breakfast, take a short one-hour flight to the flat green plains of Myanmar’s Bagan. Built between the 11th and 12th century, this ancient city is now a fantastic archaeological site which rivals that of even Cambodia’s Angkor Wat.

Take some time to explore on your own in the morning until joining an afternoon bicycle tour of many important sites in Bagan, starting with Ananda and Dhamayangi Temple. Stop at the ancient Buddhist Shwezigone Pagoda and Gu Byauk Gi Pagoda with its beautiful mural paintings. As the sun begins to set and the heat fades, marvel at the gorgeous pinks, purples, reds, and oranges appearing in the sky above the Shwe Sandaw Pagoda for awe-inspiring sunset views.

Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation: Bagan Thande Hotel

Day 4 : A day at leisure in Heho

Transfer to Nyaung U Airport for a 40-minute flight to Heho, a small town located in the Shan State. Upon arrival to Heho, drive one hour to the Amata Garden Resort in the gorgeous highland area of Inle Lake where the rest of the day is free at leisure.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation: Amata Garden Resort

Day 5 : Catch a glimpse of fisherman gliding along the water with their special techniques in Inle Lake

Take a morning boat ride across Inle Lake to catch a glimpse of fisherman gliding along the water with their unusual rowing techniques, casting glittering nets to find food. Pass by village inhabited by local people with the houses built on stilts and floating gardens before reaching Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, well-known for not only its Shan-styled Buddha statues but also the resident cats who have been trained to do various tricks.

Visit a local Shan family and prepare lunch together during a fun cooking class.

Return to the hotel for some downtime before an evening flight to Mandalay, the cultural and traditional heart of the country. Filled with Buddhist monasteries, exotic temples and glittering pagodas, it’s easy to see why Rudyard Kipling had so much to write about in his iconic poems.

Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation: The Link 78 Mandalay Boutique Hotel

Day 6 : Spend time visiting shimmering gold pagodas and temples in Mandalay

Visit some of the most famous sites within the city, such as the Royal Palace of Shwenandaw and its monastery, built almost exclusively with gorgeous teak wood. Proceed to the foot of Mandalay Hill to visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to the world’s largest book, a set of Buddhist scriptures inscribed on huge stone tablets! Have some time to wander freely amongst the many shimmering gold pagodas and temples on the hill before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, journey outside of Mandalay 13 km to Amarapura, the Immortal City, a former capital of Myanmar between 1783-1821 and then again from 1842-1859. The city is well-known for its beautiful handmade silk weavings. Drop by Mahagandayon Monastery, where over 1,000 monks currently study and live, before ending the day at the iconic U-Bein Bridge.

Over 200 years old and fashioned entirely out of teak, the bridge measures a staggering 1.2 km long and is the longest bridge of its kind in the world. Enjoy a stroll across the bridge and maybe even join in a local soccer game!

Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation: The Link 78 Mandalay Boutique Hotel

Day 7 : Experience alms giving ceremony in Mandalay before saying good-bye

Attend an early morning alms giving ceremony in Mandalay.Typical alms givings are usually of simple food such as rice or fruit so that the monks can have their one meal per day.

Return to the hotel for breakfast and enjoy the day at leisure until your transfer to Mandalay airport for onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast

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Why book this tour

  • Plenty of time at each destination to relax and enjoy your surroundings
  • Relaxed and slow-paced with more in-depth experiences
  • Easily customizable with the possibility to add other experiences
  • Stay at boutique properties with charm and favorable customer reviews
  • Flights and private transport used to save time
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Tour information

General information

Hotel

Important notes

Services Included

  • Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Domestic flights (economy class) as mentioned
  • Tours as per itinerary with local English speaking guide
  • All transfers and transportation with air-conditioned vehicles
  • All boat trips as program
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Meals as indicated in the program

Services Excluded

  • Airfares (international) and airport taxes
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Meals other than mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees, travel insurances
  • Additional transfer required due to emergency situation
  • All services which are not mentioned in “services included”
General information

Services Included

  • Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Domestic flights (economy class) as mentioned
  • Tours as per itinerary with local English speaking guide
  • All transfers and transportation with air-conditioned vehicles
  • All boat trips as program
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Meals as indicated in the program

Services Excluded

  • Airfares (international) and airport taxes
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Meals other than mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees, travel insurances
  • Additional transfer required due to emergency situation
  • All services which are not mentioned in “services included”
Hotel
Important notes

About this tour

  • This itinerary is privately guided tour of major highlights in Myanmar, suitable for families of all ages
  • Consider adding a beach extension on day 7 to Ngapali Beach to relax on the white sand beaches of southern Myanmar
  • An airport arrival and departure transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum of 15 days prior to travel
  • Please ensure your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining at the time of your departure and that the name on your passport matches the name on your booking and airline tickets
  • This package requires a visa to Myanmar
  • This trip involves many cultural experiences which take place often barefoot. You’ll be visiting many religious sites where you must remove all footwear before entering
  • Myanmar is a conservative country so take care to pack loose, lightweight, long clothing to be respectful and keep cool in the predominantly hot climate

 

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