Travel from north to south in this classic tour of Myanmar, starting with the glittering temples of Mandalay Hill and Bagan’s ancient temples. Then, end with Inle Lake’s magnificent scenery and the iconic golden temples of Yangon.

Language spoken on tour

English

Places visited

Mandalay Amarapura Bagan Inle Lake Nyuang Shwe Yangon
Days

8

Type of tour

Private

Hotel

From

US$1485

Tour highlights

Itinerary

Day 1 : Welcome to Mandalay

Min-ga-la-ba and welcome to the golden land of Myanmar—a country known for its thousands of golden temples, ethnically diverse population, and mysterious landscapes. Feel the romance of poetic Mandalay from the moment you land at the airport with a private transfer to the Link 78 Boutique Hotel.

Enjoy a drink from your room’s balcony as you catch a glimpse of the Irrawaddy River or shimmering Mandalay Hill.

 

 

Meals: No meals

Visited: Mandalay

Accomodation: The Link 78 Mandalay Boutique Hotel

Day 2 : A tour of ancient Burmese capitals ending at the iconic Ubein Bridge

Rise and shine for a big breakfast before leaving the hotel to discover the history of Mandalay on a full-day adventure.

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 before having a romantic sunset rowboat ride to get a unique vantage on this exquisite sight.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Mandalay, Amarapura

Accomodation: The Link 78 Mandalay Boutique Hotel

Day 3 : Enjoy a lovely day cruising the Irrawaddy River.

Set sail for Bagan this morning and enjoy a lovely day cruising the Irrawaddy River. 

Make a pit-stop in the small village of Lekkapin, where the inhabitants survive on agriculture and traditional hat making. Join in and learn how to create the jute hat and observe the simple way of village life.

Dine on board with a hearty lunch as you sunbathe and watch the world pass by. In the afternoon, there is a demonstration to learn and try on the traditional longyi clothing and thanatkha make-up, a type of powder used by women to protect their skin from the sun.

The boat will arrive to Bagan around 5 pm, just in time for incredible sunset views before checking in to the Bagan Thande hotel for the evening.

Please note the Irrawaddy Cruise is only available between November and March. For travel occurring between April to October, the transfer will occur by flight or car.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visited: Irrawaddy River

Accomodation: Bagan Thande Hotel

Day 4 : Sail above Bagan in a hot air balloon at sunrise

Rest up this morning and relax at your hotel’s spa or swimming pool. If you like, we can arrange a romantic sunrise hot air balloon tour with a champagne breakfast to make your trip extra special.

Enjoy 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.

Please note sunrise hot air balloon rides are an optional excursion only available between October and April. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visited: Bagan

Accomodation: Bagan Thande Hotel

Day 5 : Spend time on Inle Lake observing local life

Transfer to Nyaung U Airport for a 40-minute flight to Heho, a small town located in the Shan State. Upon arrival to Heho, take a one hour drive to the Amata Garden Resort on Inle Lake. Sit back and unwind as you breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Myanmar’s Shan State, home to many ethnic minorities.

An afternoon boat ride across Inle Lake let’s you catch a glimpse of fisherman gliding along the water with their unusual rowing techniques, casting glittering nets to find food. Pass by villages 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.

We will also stop by Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main shrine, before visiting a cheroot workshop where Burmese cigars are rolled out by hand.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visited: Inle Lake

Accomodation: Amata Garden Resort

Day 6 : Savour a romantic picnic lunch in the Red Mountain Estate

A romantic morning day-trip awaits you in Nyaung Shwe, a sleepy little village filled with charming nunneries, local temples, and farming lands. Stop by the Red Mountain Estate, one of the finest vineyards in all of Myanmar, for a romantic picnic lunch.

Return to your hotel after lunch and have the day free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Inle Lake

Accomodation: Amata Garden Resort

Day 7 : Sip a charming romantic afternoon tea before touring Yangon

Return to Heho airport this morning for a one-hour flight to Yangon, the most influential city in the country.

Check-in to the gorgeous Chatrium Hotel and spy on the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda from your room as you freshen up. Afterwards, stop for a charming romantic afternoon tea at the colonial masterpiece, the Strand Hotel. Try the classic English or Burmese menu and admire the colonial decor before spending the afternoon visiting Sule Pagoda, Kandawgyi Park, and the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda, the most significant religious site in Myanmar.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visited: Yangon

Accomodation: Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon

Day 8 : Time to say good-bye

Your day is free to discover Yangon independently and snatch up those last-minute souvenirs before returning to the Yangon airport for onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Yangon

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Tour information

Tour information HotelImportant notes

Services included

  • Shared 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”

 

Tour information

Services included

  • Shared 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 fast-paced and utilizes three different flights to cover major highlights of Myanmar in just 8 days
  • Consider adding a beach extension on day 8 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. In places like Bagan, you may need to climb steep steps (sometimes without railing) barefoot, but the views are well worth it
  • 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
  • Please note the Irrawaddy River day cruise is only available between November and March. For travel occurring between April to October, the transfer will occur by either flight or car

 

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